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.

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