Joaquin Correa ensured Lazio saved their hopes of Champions League qualification alive on Monday with a double in a 3-0 win over AC Milan whereas Napoli jumped as much as third due to a 2-0 triumph at Torino.
Correa opened the scoring for Lazio with solely a minute on the clock on the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and added the second 5 minutes after the break.
“This was like a final for us, the last chance to stay in with a shout for the top four… it was a clear and dominant victory,” Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi advised Sky Sport Italia.
They are 13 factors behind leaders Inter Milan, who can win their first league title since 2010 on Saturday in the event that they beat Crotone and second-placed Atalanta fail to win at Sassuolo on Sunday.
Pioli was nevertheless left pissed off by Correa’s second, which was given after a prolonged VAR examine following what he felt was a foul from Lucas Leiva on Hakan Calhanoglu.
“He looked at it again and from the replay you cannot say Leiva doesn’t catch Calhanoglu and completely miss the ball.”
They might have been additional forward on the break following a dominant opening interval in which Piotr Zielinski hit the submit and Matteo Politano was unfortunate to see his deflected shot slide extensive.
They failed so as to add to their tally however ran out winners to place stress on their rivals.
They sit sixteenth, degree on 31 factors with Benevento, who occupy the ultimate relegation spot, and Seventeenth-placed Cagliari who boosted their possibilities of survival with a 3-2 win over Roma on Sunday.