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Milan march past Lazio into third

Published: Saturday 2 March 2013, 22.55CET
Two goals from Giampaolo Pazzini steered AC Milan to a 3-0 victory over ten-man S.S. Lazio, enabling Massimiliano Allegri's men to leapfrog the Aquile into third in Serie A.
Milan march past Lazio into third
Milan's Giampaolo Pazzini celebrates the first of his two goals against Lazio ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 2 March 2013, 22.55CET

Milan march past Lazio into third

Two goals from Giampaolo Pazzini steered AC Milan to a 3-0 victory over ten-man S.S. Lazio, enabling Massimiliano Allegri's men to leapfrog the Aquile into third in Serie A.

Two goals from Giampaolo Pazzini helped AC Milan sink S.S. Lazio 3-0 at San Siro, a win which enabled Massimiliano Allegri's team to leapfrog their opponents into third in the Serie A standings.

The visitors suffered an early blow when last-man Antonio Candreva was shown a straight red card for bringing down Stephan El Shaarawy. The ten men struggled to cope with the in-form Rossoneri, who remain unbeaten in the league in 2013.

Two goals in five minutes before half-time did the damage, Pazzini and Kevin-Prince Boateng both showing predatory instincts on the follow-up after saves from Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.

Pazzini doubled his tally for the night on the hour, taking advantage of a misjudged defensive header to fire into the bottom-right corner from outside the box. M'Baye Niang came on and struck the crossbar in the latter stages, but is still in search of his first Serie A goal.

Victory puts Milan a point above Lazio and into the third and final UEFA Champions League qualifying position. Though the Rossoneri are 11 points adrift of leaders Juventus, they are now just five behind second-placed SSC Napoli.

Last updated: 03/03/13 0.34CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/03/2013 16:41 CET

02/03/2013

MilanMilan3-0LazioLazio

Pazzini 40, 60, Boateng 44

Venue: Milano

01/03/2013

NapoliNapoli1-1JuventusJuventus

Inler 43

Chiellini 10

Venue: Napoli

Standings

*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 04/03/2013 16:41 CET

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