Register Login Live

International

Milan Held By Lazio

AC Milan was held at home to a 1-1 draw with Lazio, after Brazilian playmaker Kaka had given the hosts the lead early in the second-half.

Mario Balotelli had Milan’s first chance of the game with just two minutes played, the Italian international combined well with Ignazio Abate and forced a good save out of Lazio goalkeeper Frederico Marchetti.

Five minutes later and Kaka this time tested Marchetti after the Brazilian had linked up well with Balotelli.

The hosts started to find their rhythm as the first-half went on and in the 10th minute forward Valter Birsa came close, but his shot was well blocked by the Lazio defence.

The home-side started to dominate as the half wore on, Kaka having two shots at goal on the 15th and 20th minute but neither tested Marchetti in the visitor’s goal.

Milan continued to dictate play and looked the more likely team to open the scoring, with just under 25 minutes played midfielder Riccardo Montolivo had his shot which seemed destined to land up in the top corner, well saved by Marchetti once more.

Kaka then had a shot flash just wide of the left-hand post just before the half-time break to keep things all score going into the second-half.

The hosts did open the scoring 10 minutes into the second-half, Kaka linked up well with former Manchester City striker Balotelli, and the Brazilian let fly from outside the box, curling a magnificent shot into Marchetti’s top corner leaving the Lazio shot-stopper helpless.

The Brazilians moment of quality seemed to be enough to secure all three points for Massimiliano Allegri’s men but their opponents from the Capital had other ideas.

Lazio’s French defender Mickael Caini then grabbed the equaliser in the 72nd minute, rising unchallenged to glance home Candreva's corner-kick from the right from close range.

Miroslav Klose, who had earlier in the half wasted the away side’s best chance of the game but his touch was too heavy, then had a chance to secure Lazio's first away league win against Milan since August 1989 with eight minutes to go, but the veteran German strikers tame shot was comfortable for Milan keeper Gabriel, and both sides were forced to share the spoils.

Read: Balotelli To Chelsea

Follow us on Twitter:@Soccer_Laduma

Juve Hit Four Past Lazio

Lazio And Napoli In Thrilling Draw

Allegri Under Pressure At Milan

7 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

24 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

121 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

121 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

Khan Urges Chiefs To Sign 'Underrated' Midfielder

43 Apr 11, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Tau Opens Up On PSL Return

87 Apr 12, 2021 03:06 PM in Players Abroad

Legend Looks! 10 Of Radabe’s Coolest IG Flexes

1 Apr 12, 2021 10:37 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

CAF QF Draw Explained, Who Will Downs & Chiefs Get?

223 Apr 11, 2021 09:35 AM in CAF Champions League

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates