Sometimes stories in football can come full circle, and it appears Mateo Musacchio is now set to join Lazio, a team against whom he was involved in a controversial incident.
Calciomercato.com reports that the Argentine defender will end his time at Milan six months before his contract is due to expire, and he leaves the club after 63 appearances and one goal. He will sign a six-month contract with the Biancocelesti with an option for another two years.
Musacchio arrives to help a Lazio rearguard which is suffering without centre-back Luiz Felipe, lending a hand to Francesco Acerbi, two names to which the South American is already linked.
It was back on 13 April 2019 when at San Siro Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan and Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio faced off in what was a crucial game in the battle for the Champions League places.
Milan won thanks to a penalty from Franck Kessie, but all the tension of the game exploded after the whistle from the referee Rocchi. Turmoil broke out, with Luiz Felipe and Musacchio among the most heated, and they were separated only by the intervention of companions and Gattuso.
Acerbi exchanged shirts with Bakayoko, who together with Kessie then displayed the shirt under the Curva Sud, showing it to the fans as a kind of trophy. However, Musacchio was the first to realise how inappropriate the actions were and for that he tore the shirt from Bakayoko’s hands and hid it.
Two years after that incident, Musacchio now finds Acerbi and Luiz Felipe, no longer as rivals but as team-mates.