Header Ban

3 Lazio men sent off in home loss to AC Milan; 9 more players booked plus coach

ROME (AP) — Three Lazio players were sent off as they lost to AC Milan 1-0 at home in Serie A on Friday.

Luca Pellegrini, Adam Marušić and Matteo Guendouzi all saw red cards.

Another four Lazio players were booked, while five AC Milan players were shown a yellow card on a bad-tempered evening.

Pellegrini was sent off after 57 minutes when the score was 0-0.

Noah Okafor scored with two minutes remaining and a red mist descended on the Lazio players.

Marušić and Guendouzi were sent off in the dying minutes and players from both sides squared up to each other at the final whistle.

The confrontations followed a mini brawl after Pellegrini’s sending off. Earlier, Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was booked for arguing with the officials.

Lazio was angered at not being awarded a first-half penalty, while Milan had a goal disallowed for offside with a quarter of an hour remaining.

The result took third-placed Milan to within a point of Juventus. Juventus plays Napoli on Sunday.

Lazio remained in ninth place.


No comments

Powered by Blogger.