AC Milan vs. Lazio: Winners from Serie A Clash

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AC Milan vs. Lazio: Winners from Serie A Clash
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It is only one game, but what a boost of confidence. AC Milan held on to beat Lazio 3-1 in their home opener, and Fernando Torres was watching from the stands.

Silvio Berlusconi was there, too, and so was new Italy manager Antonio Conte, but this was Pippo Inzaghi's night. The 41-year-old was making his Serie A debut as coach of the team he has come to love. The ultras behind the goal chanted his name, as if he was playing. The fans—the few thousand that were there—got right behind him.

Season ticket sales have hit record lows, and it is Inzaghi's goal to bring the supporters back en masse.

Inzaghi also said after the match that "we could be a surprise," via Sky Sport Italia (h/t Football Italia). On Sunday, they were. Milan played with pace, and their moves were slick. They conceded an own goal—Alex directed the ball past fellow debutant Diego Lopez—but the rest worked out.

Let's look at the winners of this fixture.

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