Mon 29 May 2023 9:40 am - Jerusalem Time

Italian Championship: Lazio rises to second place and Giro leads Milan to the Champions League

Lazio regained second place by scoring a fatal goal in the victory over its guest Cremonese, who left the first division 3-2, Sunday at the end of the thirty-seventh and penultimate stage of the Italian Football League on Sunday, and Milan secured the last seat in the Champions League by defeating Juventus 1-0.

Serbian Sergey Milinkovic-Savic scored the winning goal for the Roma team in the 89th minute, and the second was personal after a confusion caused by a corner ball in the match that was held at the Olympic Stadium.

Milinkovic-Savic opened his score in the 37th minute, reinforcing Lazio's lead to two goals after his Albanian colleague, Mr. Gzim Hisai, scored the lead goal 4 minutes after the first whistle, but Cremonese overturned their delay and equalized in the second half, beginning through Chilean Pablo Gladames (54), and then thanks to Friendly fire after a goal by mistake from Manuel Lazzari in his own goal (58).

Lazio advanced to second place, two points ahead of Inter III (71 versus 69), to postpone the decisive struggle until the last stage, when the first plays against Empoli and the second against Turin.

Veteran striker Olivier Giroud (36 years old) led his Milan team to the Champions League next season by scoring the winning goal at Juventus from a header after a pass from Davide Calabria in the 40th minute.

The Rossoneri raised its tally to 67 points in fourth place, the last qualifying position for the most prestigious continental competition, six points ahead of fifth-placed Atalanta.

On the other hand, Juve remained in seventh place outside the European race with 59 points, one point behind sixth Roma.
In a marginal match, Nigerian Victor Osimhen's double was not enough for Napoli, as the Italian champions, crowned for the third time in their history, squandered a two-goal lead to draw with Bologna 2-2.

Osimhen raised his tally this season to 30 goals in all competitions, by scoring two goals (14 and 54), before Scotsman Louis Ferguson (62) and Lorenzo de Silvestri (84) equalized for Bologna.

And Napoli won its first league title this season since its last coronation, led by the late Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona in 1990, who also led him to the first title in 1987.

On the other hand, the period of suspense will continue until the last moments to determine the third club relegated to the second division, after Verona’s fatal stumbling in front of Empoli 1-1. While Lecce ensured its survival with a dramatic goal from a penalty kick in the last moments, achieving a valuable victory over its host, Monza, 1-0.

Verona had the opportunity to get out of the danger zone after Spezia's 4-0 defeat at home to Turin on Saturday, but with this tie it remained in eighteenth place with 31 points, by goals from the seventeenth Spezia.

Verona did the hardest when he opened the scoring through Argentine Adolfo Gaich (61), but Empoli, who ranks fourteenth, equalized with a shot from Slovenian Petar Stojanovic, which hit the unfortunate defender Gangacomo Manyani (90 + 6).

Thus, the fate of Verona, who paid the price for its decline in the last ten minutes, has been postponed until the confrontation with Rome (the sixth) in the last stage at the end of next week, while Spezia will defeat Milan (the fourth) in the San Siro.

In the other match, Lorenzo Colombo scored the winning goal from the penalty mark in the 11th minute of stoppage time, after the match referee counted a handball on Danish Christian Getkiar after he returned to the assistant referee (VAR) technique.
The Danish player himself wasted a penalty kick for his team six minutes before the end of the regular time of the match, after it was saved by Lecce goalkeeper Vladimiro Falcone.

"I don't cry easily, but there were tears, it's an incredible emotion," said young striker Colombo, 21.
"We went through difficult times, but we did it and fought," added the player, who is on loan from Milan.

Lecce moved five points away from the relegation zone, as it now has 36 points in the sixteenth place, while Montsa's balance froze at 52 points in the tenth place.


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Italian Championship: Lazio rises to second place and Giro leads Milan to the Champions League