SS Lazio severely dented AC Milan’s fading Scudetto hopes while giving their own a boost, after securing a clinical 4-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico that saw them go within a point of I Rossoneri, while also ending a three-game winless run in H2Hs.
To make matters worse for Milan, Fikayo Tomori was forced off through injury with just 24 minutes on the clock, as they continued to look a shadow of last season’s title-winning side.
The hosts had earned their luck with some superb play and Mattia Zaccagni duly cashed in, as the ball bounced to him after Ciprian Tătărușanu had touched Adam Marušić’s shot onto the post, allowing the winger to make himself Lazio’s top league goalscorer at the time with a simple finish.
With a quarter-hour left, Anderson then coolly rounded off the scoring with a low shot following some neat interplay inside Milan’s box.
Milan’s disastrous winless run now stands at five matches, leaving them out of the Coppa Italia, defeated by Internazionale in the Supercoppa Italiana and 12 points behind SA leaders Napoli.
Meanwhile, Lazio’s third consecutive win in all competitions saw them jump three places in the league table, perhaps quietly bringing them into the title conversation with exactly half of this Serie A season still remaining.