Final score

19 March 2006 15:00

Inter
27' (2nd half) Recoba
1' (2nd half) Recoba
36' Figo
Lazio
9' (2nd half) Pandev
referee Tiziano Pieri / linesmen Stagnoli, Biasutto / 4th man Racalbuto
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Adriano is onside as he runs to meet a Cesar pass but the flag goes up for offside.
46' Inter lead Lazio 1-0 at half time thanks to Figo's 37th-minute goal.
45' Toldo saves Pandev's close-range shot with his feet then Wome blocks Rocchi's follow-up shot.
45' 1 minute of added time.
43' Recoba's cross from the right-wing corner flag is blocked by Rocchi. Another corner to Inter.
43' With his second corner El Chino combines with Veron then sends a diagonal shot on target at the near post. Peruzzi saves.
42' Cribari beats Adriano to a Figo ball down the right and concedes a corner kick.
39' Veron wins the ball in midfield, makes a central run then plays forward to Adriano who enters the Lazio box then sends his left-foot shot wide of the far post.
37' JIN QIU!!!!!!!!! Luis Figo controls a Recoba cross from the left with his right foot, switches to his left foot then crashes his shot past Peruzzi. 1-0 to Inter.
37' That was Figo's fifth league goal for Inter.
36' Liverani's cross from the right-wing corner flag is headed clear by Materazzi.
35' Wome's ball in from the left is booted out for an Inter throw-in by Siviglia.
35' Pandev makes a central run on goal then feeds through to Rocchi, whose shot is blocked by Cordoba. Corner to Lazio.
34' Recoba receives from Figo and has a long-range effort blocked by Cribari.
30' Toldo parries Oddo's dangerous ball in from the left to deny Rocchi then Cordoba hooks clear.
28' Cesar is booked for a late tackle on Behrami ten yards inside our half.
28' Oddo's cross is blocked by Veron but the ball falls to Pandev, who volleys a yard wide of the left post.
27' From the right edge of the Lazio area Adriano drags a left-foot shot wide of the near post.
25' Good cross in from the left by Cesar, who is in the starting line-up for the first time since joining Inter from Lazio during the January transfer window. Adriano heads over Peruzzi's bar.
24' Fabio Liverani plays short to Mauri, who plays back to his captain. Liverani crosses to Oddo, whose volley from 25 yards is caught by Toldo.
23' Cordoba heads out Mauri's cross for a left-wing corner kick.
22' Liverani's ball into the Inter area is straight into the arms of Francesco Toldo.
21' Free kick to Lazio just inside the Inter half for a Cordoba foul from behind on ex-Nerazzurri player Goran Pandev.
19' Luis Figo's right-foot shot from 25 yards is deflected out by Zauri but Pieri awards Lazio a goal kick.
18' Materazzi makes timely interceptions from Zauri and Liverani to thwart Lazio attacks.
17' From 25 yards Lazio captain Liverani hooks into the box for Rocchi, who fails to reach the ball and Inter win a goal kick.
16' Nothing comes of the second corner as Cribari beats Materazzi to the ball at the far post.
15' Peruzzi denies Materazzi with a far-post save from Recoba's cross. Inter win a second corner kick.
14' Adriano takes on Cribari, enters the Lazio box then plays back to Figo. Zauri intercepts and Inter win a corner.
13' Siviglia beats Adriano to a long pass and heads down for Oddo to clear.
11' Materazzi's long ball forward is too long for Adriano. Peruzzi gathers.
10' Recoba's curling free kick is on target. Peruzzi punches clear.
9' Adriano is flagged offside as he controls a long ball forward by Cambiasso.
9' Free kick to Inter on the right edge of the Lazio box for a Cribari foul on Figo. The Biancocelesti defender is booked by referee Pieri.
8' Rocchi sets Behrami free on the left but Wome makes a good tackle on the Swiss winger and concedes a corner.
7' Cambiasso's 20-metre shot from Recoba's pass square is blocked by the Lazio defence.
6' Cesar's first-time cross from the left wing is caught by Angelo Peruzzi.
6' Another cross in from the left from Wome. Siviglia makes a headed clearance.
5' Cesar plays first-time for Adriano after receiving in the box from Recoba. Siviglia intercepts.
4' Recoba combines with Wome on the left. The Cameroonian's cross is blocked by Oddo and Inter win a throw-in.
3' On the left wing Wome plays a one-two with Cesar and crosses. Cribari blocks and concedes a corner.
3' Materazzi's header from the corner is wide of the left post.
2' Recoba's inswinger from the right is punched clear by Peruzzi.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Lazio.
1' Inter line-up: 1 Toldo; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 33 Wome; 7 Figo, 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 31 Cesar; 10 Adriano, 20 Recoba
1' Lazio line-up: 1 Peruzzi; 22 Oddo, 13 Siviglia, 25 Cribari, 8 Zauri; 85 Behrami, 6 Dabo, 20 Liverani, 11 Mauri; 19 Pandev, 18 Rocchi
1' For the second time this season after Inter 5-0 Livorno last October, the Nerazzurri will wear their traditional black and blue shirts with the Pirelli logo in Chinese characters.
1' Inter kick off against Lazio. JIA YOU Nerazzurri!!!
Minutes Text commentary
50' Peruzzi beats Cruz to Cesar's cross from the right.
50' Full time. Inter beat Lazio 3-1.
48' Play is momentarily interrupted as Liverani receives treatment for cramp.
47' Cesar's cross from the right is deflected out for a corner by Zauri.
45' Good chance for Inter. Cruz goes through on goal then blasts over the bar.
45' 3 minutes of overtime.
44' Cruz's curling free kick is inches wide of the right post.
43' Free kick to Inter just outside the Lazio area for a foul on Veron.
40' Lazio bring on Bonanni for an injured Tare.
39' Inter replace Adriano with Julio Cruz.
35' Liverani's curling free kick is deflected out for a corner by Cambiasso.
34' Free kick to Lazio in a central position 25 yads out for a Materazzi foul on Tare.
33' Inter bring on David Pizarro for two-goal hero Alvaro Recoba.
32' Lazio bring on Igli Tare for Goran Pandev.
31' Adriano wins Inter a left-wing corner after winning a duel with Siviglia on the by-line.
30' Peruzzi comes off his line to beat captain Zanetti to Recoba's ball over the Lazio defence.
29' Free kick to Lazio in a central position 25 metres out for a foul on Pandev.
29' Dabo's rising shot from the free kick is well saved by Francesco Toldo.
27' JIN QIU!!!!!! Alvaro Recoba runs on to a Veron through ball, enters the Lazio area then sends a left-footed shot into the bottom left corner. 3-1 to Inter.
26' Mancini brings on Cristian Kily Gonzalez for Luis Figo.
21' Wome slices his shot from 20 yards wide of the left post.
20' Javier Zanetti boots Oddo's cross out for a Lazio corner.
20' Zauri beats Adriano to Recoba's excellent outswinging cross and heads out for an Inter corner.
18' Behrami's shot from Rocchi's pass is caught by Toldo at the near post.
18' Behrami's shot from Rocchi's pass is caught by Toldo at the near post.
17' Cesar weaves his way into the Lazio area from the left then loses possession.
16' Adriano's weak header from Recoba's cross is wide of the left post.
14' Wome steers the ball out for a Lazio corner to deny from Behrami a shot from Zauri's dangerous cross from the left.
11' Recoba meets an Adriano cross from the left, turns then sends a shot on target. Peruzzi pulls off a spectacular one-handed save and concedes a corner.
11' From the corner flag Figo plays a one-two with Cesar then crosses for Adriano, who heads over.
9' Lazio pull a goal back through Pandev, who meets a Zauri cross from the left then slides past Toldo from close range.
8' Ooooohhhhhh!!!! Pierre Wome rifles a fierce shot on target from 20 yards, forcing a difficult save from Peruzzi. Corner to Inter.
8' Adriano's header from Figo's corner is caught by Peruzzi.
7' Recoba makes a darting run into the box from the right then has his pass for Adriano intercepted by Oddo.
4' Rocchi heads behind Recoba's cross for another Inter corner.
4' Materazzi's back-post header from Chino's corner is wide.
3' Veron's volley from Figo's corner is pushed round for another corner by Peruzzi.
2' El Chino is booked for taking his shirt off during his goal celebrations.
2' Peruzzi parries a fierce drive by Adriano from 20 metres. Corner to Inter.
1' Lazio kick off the second half.
1' JIN QIU!!!!!!! Alvaro Recoba heads past Peruzzi after beating the Lazio keeper to Oddo's suicidal backwards header.
1' That was the Uruguayan's fourth league goal for Inter this season.
Recoba
8.69
8.69
Zanetti
7.41
7.41
Cordoba
7.1
7.1
Materazzi
7.65
7.65
Toldo
7.77
7.77
Adriano
6.13
6.13
Kily Gonzalez
6.31
6.31
Cruz
6.51
6.51
Veron
7.75
7.75
Cambiasso
7.52
7.52
Wome
7.49
7.49
Pizarro
6.61
6.61
Figo
8.66
8.66
Cesar
6.08
6.08
Average rating 7.26
10 shots on target 7
11 shots off target 1
17 fouls committed 5
14 corners 6
5 offsides 2
33:47 ball possession 24:00
Mancini v Lazio

Roberto Mancini has won 1, drawn 4 and lost 2 of his 7 competitive matches against Lazio. The Inter coach has never lost at home to his ex-club, with a win and a draw from 2 games.

Details:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Lazio ---- 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Lazio ---- 0-3
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Lazio 1-1 1-1
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Lazio ---- 0-0
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Lazio 1-0 1-1

Rossi v Inter

Delio Rossi has won 1, drawn 2 and lost 7 of his 9 competitive matches against Inter. The current Lazio boss has lost all 5 of his away matches against the Nerazzurri.

Details:

1998/99 Serie A Salernitana-Inter ---- 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-2 ----
2003/04 Serie A Lecce-Inter ---- 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Lecce-Inter 2-1 ----
2004/05 Coppa Italia Atalanta-Inter 0-1 0-3
2004/05 Serie A Atalanta-Inter ---- 0-1
2005/06 Serie A Lazio-Inter 0-0 ----
2005/06 Coppa Italia Lazio-Inter 1-1 0-1

Disciplinary situation

INTER
Disqualified: Dejan Stankovic
Cautioned: Nicolas Burdisso, Luis Figo

LAZIO
Disqualified: Paolo Di Canio
Cautioned: Roberto Baronio, Emilson Cribari, Ousmane Dabo, Goran Pandev, Tommaso Rocchi, Guglielmo Stendardo

Inter: 10 goals from subs this season

Of Inter's 52 Serie A goals in 2005/06, 10 have been scored by substitutes: Cruz (5), Adriano (2), Cambiasso (1), Pizarro (1) and Recoba (1). No other team has scored as many goals with subs this season.

Recoba prolific in March

Alvaro Recoba, scorer of 80 goals in competitive matches since moving to Italy, counts Roma, Bologna and Lecce as his favourite targets, with six goals against each of these three teams. And 14 of El Chino's 61 Serie A goals have come in March (22.9% of the total).

Inter: no Serie A draw at home since last May

With 13 victories and 2 defeats in 15 home matches, the Nerazzurri are yet to draw a match at San Siro in the 2005/06 Serie A championship. Inter's last league draw at home was the goalless stalemate with Reggina on 29 May 2005, the final matchday of the 2004/05 season.

Lazio: 15 players on target this season

Fifteen different Lazio players have scored league goals for the Biancocelesti this season: Behrami, Belleri, Cesar, Dabo, Di Canio, Liverani, Manfredini, Mauri, Mudingayi, Oddo, Pandev, Rocchi, Siviglia, Tare and Zauri. The only other Serie A team to have scored with as many players in 2005/06 is Palermo.

Lazio & goals on the road in 2006

Lazio have scored in each of their 6 Serie A away matches in 2006, totalling 8 goals.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(42) draws(24) defeats(9)
MILAN - Luis Figo and Alvaro Recoba scored the goals as Inter coasted to a 3-1 home victory over Lazio in Serie A Week 30 to remain two points behind second-placed AC Milan, who won away to Udinese.

Figo put Inter ahead on 37 minutes with his fifth league goal for Inter. After meeting a Recoba cross in the Lazio area, the Portuguese winger switched from his left to right foot to gain a yard of space then crashed a low shot past Peruzzi.

Recoba increased Inter's lead in the first minute of the second half. The Uruguayan forward pounced on a suicidal backwards header by Oddo then nodded past Peruzzi to score his fourth Serie A goal of the season.

Former Nerazzurri striker Goran Pandev gave Lazio a lifeline eight minutes later with a close-range shot past Toldo from Zauri's cross, but Recoba restored Inter's two-goal lead in the 72nd minute with a diagonal shot into the bottom left corner after taking Veron's inch-perfect through ball into the Biancocelesti box.

Inter are in home action again this Wednesday evening with Udinese in the first leg of the Tim Cup semis.

INTER 3-1 LAZIO (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Figo 37, Recoba 46, 72, Pandev 54

INTER: 1 Toldo; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 33 Wome; 7 Figo (18 Kily Gonzalez 71), 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 31 Cesar; 10 Adriano (9 Cruz 84), 20 Recoba (8 Pizarro 78)
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 6 C.Zanetti, 25 Samuel, 30 Martins
Coach: Roberto Mancini

LAZIO: 1 Peruzzi; 22 Oddo, 13 Siviglia, 25 Cribari, 8 Zauri; 85 Behrami, 6 Dabo, 20 Liverani, 11 Mauri; 19 Pandev (17 Tare 77; 10 Bonanni 85), 18 Rocchi
Subs not used: 32 Ballotta, 5 Piccolo, 7 Belleri, 26 Mudingaye, 68 Manfredini
Coach: Delio Rossi

Referee: Tiziano Pieri (Lucca)

Booked: Cribari 9, Cesar 28, Recoba 47

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Peruzzi
Zanetti 4 Oddo
Cordoba 2 Siviglia
Materazzi 23 Cribari
Wome 33 Zauri
Figo 7 Behrami
Veron 14 Dabo
Cambiasso 19 Liverani
Cesar 31 Mauri
Adriano 10 Pandev
Recoba 20 Rocchi

substitutes

Julio Cesar 12 Ballotta
Cruz 9 Piccolo
Zanetti 6 Belleri
Samuel 25 Bonanni
Pizarro 8 Tare
Kily Gonzalez 18 Mudingaye
Martins 30 Manfredini