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Napoli enter Serie A top four, AC Milan slip as top four race intensifies

AC Milan lose 3-0 to Lazio and drop out of the top four into the fifth spot, elsewhere Napoli beat Torino 2-0 to move into third spot in the Serie A points table.

Lazio beat AC Milan 3-0 to close the gap on top four; Credit: Twitter/@OfficialSSLazio
By Sreejith C R | Apr 27, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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A brace from Joaquin Correa and a late goal from Ciro Immobile gave Lazio a thumping victory over AC Milan. This loss saw Milan slip to fifth spot in the points table. Napoli won 2-0 at Torino, courtesy of two first-half goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko and Victor Osimhen. The win helped Gennaro Gattuso’s side into the third spot. They are level on points with Juventus and AC Milan but separated by goal difference and head-to-head record.

Joaquin Correa played a one-two with his strike partner Immobile to go through and rounded Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to put the ball inside the net within 77-seconds. Five minutes after restart Correa dribbled past Fikayo Tomori and smashed the ball past Donnarumma into the roof of the net to make it 2-0 for Simone Inzaghi’s side. Immobile sealed the match with a fine low shot from just inside the box in the 87th minute to make it 3-0 for Lazio.

After the loss, Steffano Pioli’s side are fifth with 66 points from 33 games. Lazio are behind them with 61 points from 32 games.

Napoli enter top four

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s fine shot from outside the box gave Napoli 1-0 lead in the 11th minute. Two minutes later Victor Simhen’s attempt deflected off the defender Armando Izzo to go into the net.

After the loss, Torino is 16th in the points table with 31 points from 32 games. They are level on points with 17th and 18th placed Cagiliari and Benevento with a game in hand.

Inter Milan need just four more points to win the Scudetto. The race for the top four is heating up with three teams- Napoli, Juventus and AC Milan on 66 points. They are just two points behind second-placed Atalanta with five games remaining.



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