The Asian Age
AC Milan seal 3- 1 win over Lazio
Rome, Sept. 1: Filippo Inzaghi got his tenure as AC Milan coach off to the best possible start with a scintillating 3- 1 victory over Lazio at the San Siro.
Meanwhile Nemanja Vidic was sent- off on his debut for Inter Milan in their 0- 0 draw at Torino on Sunday.
New Rossoneri signing Fernando Torres was in the stands alongside president Silvio Berlusconi, to watch goals from Keisuke Honda, Sulley Muntari and a Jeremy Menez penalty give Inzaghi's men three well- earned points.
“Today we won, but we mustn’t delude ourselves,” Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.
“For the first hour we played a perfect game, then we struggled a bit against Lazio. We have created a good group here, which makes me happy. Even if we lose a few games, it will be against teams who are stronger, not those who have more desire,” he added.
Initially, Milan looked nervous in defence with Lazio keen to exploit centre back Daniele Bonera, who had lined up in the left back position, but it wasn’t long before any trepidation was extinguished, as Milan opened the scoring after just seven minutes.
Stephan El Shaarawy latched on to a hopeful long ball on the left, rode the challenge of Stefan de Vrij, before sliding the ball to Honda on the right, who put it through the legs of Berisha.