AC Milan suffered a terrible day at the office as they were beaten 4-1 by Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday afternoon.
Three goals in ten minutes either side of the break from Ciro Immobile set the tone, while Luis Alberto’s finish made it 4-0 after 50 minutes.
Riccardo Montolivo pulled a goal back for Vincenzo Montella’s men, but it proved to be just a consolation for Milan who lost their first competitive game of the 2017/18 season.
The Rossoneri – backed by a boisterous away following who had braved the rain – started the game on top as Fabio Borini saw an effort from Patrick Cutrone’s knock down go wide.
In the ninth minute, Kessie should have done better when he found space on the edge of the box, shooting straight at Strakosha when Suso was free to his right.
Lazio then began to threaten and had penalty appeals rejected after Immobile was felled in the box, while Bastos then failed to turn home a corner from a yard out – though he knew little about it.
As the hosts grew more confident, they took a deserved lead towards the end of the half. Jessie clumsily brought down Luis Alberto eight minutes before the break, with Immobile emphatically converting the penalty past Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Five minutes later the lead was doubled; Immobile showing great composure to volley home a precision cross inside the area following questionable marking from the Milan defence.
Three minutes into the second half it was 3-0 as Immobile completed a ten-minute hat-trick, converting calmly inside the box following a feed from Marco Parolo.
Almost instantly it became four; Milan once again fell asleep at the back allowing Immobile to turn provider for Luis Alberto who showed composure with a lifted finish over the helpless Donnarumma.
In the 56th minute Montella’s side did record a consolation through Montolivo, who collected a deflected shot inside the box before slotting past Strakosha.
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Lazio took that opportunity to settle on the three goal lead, frustrating the Rossoneri with chances few and far between in the final half hour, while Immobile could have added a fifth for the Aquile on the break with 20 minutes to go.
As impressive as the home side were, it was a rough wake-up call for a disjointed looking Milan side, who are back in action on