Final score

5 December 2007 20:30

10' (2nd half) Suazo
33' Maicon
22' Ibrahimovic (P)
Referee: Antonio Damato / Linesmen: De Santis, Lanciani / Fourth official: Banti
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45' Half time. Inter lead Lazio by two goals to nil.
44' Ledesma receives from Mudingayi in the Inter third and aims for the top left corner. His placed shot is high and wide.
44' Back at the other end Zlatan blazes over from 20 yards.
37' Ballotta makes a tipped clearance from a Jimenez corner.
33' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! From close range Maicon slots home Jimenez' inswinging left-wing corner.
32' Pelé's low drive from 20 yards is parried by Ballotta. Suazo steals in a buries the loose ball but the flag goes up for offside.
31' Suazo and Maicon combine well on the right and win us a corner.
29' Rocchi's flicked effort from inside the Inter area is wide of the left post.
22' Stendardo is booked for protests.
22' Ibra fires into the top corner, and we're in front at the Meazza!!!!
22' That was Ibrahimovic's 13th goal in all competitions this season.
21' Stendardo fouls Burdisso in the box. Penalty to Inter!
20' Ibra plays in Jimenez with a deft touch of the ball. The Chilean looks for Suazo but De Silvestri scythes to safety, conceding a corner.
17' Ibra's thunderbolt shot pierces the Lazio wall. Ballotta saves.
16' Free kick to Inter 25 yards out, awarded for a Mudingayi foul on Jimenez.
15' Ibra controls Maicon's right-wing cross and hooks on target but there's not enough power in his shot to trouble Ballotta.
14' Lazio close to an opener. Mauri just fails to deflect in Pandev's left-foot volley.
12' Suazo is an inch offside offside as he chases Ibrahimovic's through ball.
10' Another cross by the Lazio number 68. This time it's Maxwell who makes the clearance.
9' Manfredini swings in a cross from the left. It's headed clear by Samuel.
7' Pandev slots through for Mauri but Julio Cesar is out quick and the Brazilian gathers.
4' Luis Jimenez has a 35-yard curling free kick saved by Biancocelesti keeper Ballotta.
2' Ibra chests the ball into the path of Suazo. Lazio captain Stendardo intercepts and hooks to safety.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for tonight's rescheduled Serie A match against Lazio.
1' This fixture last season produced a seven-goal thriller, with Inter coming from behind thanks to a hat-trick from Hernan Crespo and late winner from Marco Materazzi. Both players are on the bench tonight.
1' Mancini has made several changes to the team that beat Fiorentina last Sunday. Inter's starting XI: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 30 Pelé, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti; 11 Jimenez; 8 Ibrahimovic, 29 Suazo.
1' Delio Rossi's Lazio lineup: 32 Ballotta; 25 Cribari, 29 De Silvestri, 2 Stendardo, 8 Zauri; 26 Mudingayi, 24 Ledesma, 68 Manfredini; 11 Mauri; 18 Rocchi, 19 Pandev.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Julio Cesar gets down at his near post to make a smothering save from Pandev's low left-wing cross.
Minute Text commentary
49' That's it. Inter beat Lazio 3-0. See you on Sunday for Inter v Torino.
48' Inter have a second goal disallowed for offside. Samuel latches on to Burdisso's short pass from Maicon's ball into the box and rifles home, but the linesman's flag goes up.
45' Four minutes of added time.
44' Solari's heads wide Maicon's right-wing centre.
43' Another effort from Tommaso Rocchi. Another save from Julio Cesar.
40' Rocchi's first-time shot from Ledesma's short right-wing cross is on target. Julio Cesar saves.
40' Inter substitution: Materazzi replaces Pelé.
38' Julio Cesar saves Meghni's delfected shot.
37' Zauri clears after a promising Nerazzurri attack down the right channel.
30' Lazio make their final switch: Makinwa for Pandev.
30' Inter make their second: Solari for Jimenez.
29' Brilliant one-handed save by Julio Cesar from Rocchi's fierce first-time right-foot shot.
27' Rocchi controls Pandev's pass to the edge of the Inter area and hits it wide of the right post.
26' Meghni tests Julio Cesar with a left-foot shot from close range.
24' Maxwell twists and turns during a run into the box from the left. The little Brazilian wizard's cross-shot is tipped over by Ballotta.
22' Samuel is yellow-carded for a foul on Pandev and will automatically miss Sunday's home game against Torino.
22' Samuel is booked for a foul on Pandev.
19' Lazio make a second switch. Mourad Meghni replaces Stefano Mauri.
17' Manfredini's cross from the left finishes on the roof of Julio Cesar's net.
16' Inter bring on Hernan Crespo for David Suazo.
15' Ledesma is the third player of the evening to see yellow after a bad challenge from behind on Suazo.
14' Inter close to a fourth. Luis Jimenez chest down a ball into the box, outwits two opponents and volleys left-footed over the bar.
13' Ibra's follow-up shot is deflected out for a corner after his initial effort from the free kick is blocked by Lazio's two-man wall.
12' Zauri is booked for fouling a goalbound Ibrahimovic.
10' GOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! Suazo beats the offside trap to meet Cambiasso's ball over the Lazio defence and runs on goal before sliding past Ballotta for Inter's third goal.
10' That was the Honduran's third goal in an Inter shirt.
9' Ibrahimovic's swan-like volley from Cambiasso's left-wing cross is blocked by Cribari.
7' Inter counter attack and go close through Jimenez. The Chilean hits low on goal but Ballotta parries with his legs.
6' Cambiasso clears Pandev's ball in from the right.
4' Pelé's long-range effort is deflected behind for a corner. Jimenez' left-wing cross is headed clear.
3' Maxwell races down the left before sliding in a cross. It's a shade too long for Suazo.
2' David Suazo muscles his way past two opponents in the Lazio box and fires wide of the right post.
1' Lazio kick off the second half.
1' The Biancocelesti have brought on Kolarov for Stendardo.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.85
6 shots on target 4
5 shots off target 7
12 fouls committed 15
10 corners 2
4 offsides 2
31:12 ball possession 22:53
Mancini v Rossi

Delio Rossi has never won a competitive fixture against teams coached by Roberto Mancini, with 9 defeats and 2 draws from 11 meetings. Mancini has won all 6 of his home games against the current Lazio coach, scoring a total of 16 goals.


2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Lecce 4-1 1-0
2004/05 Coppa Italia Inter-Atalanta 3-0 1-0
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Atalanta 1-0 ----
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Lazio 1-0 1-1
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Lazio 3-1 0-0
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Lazio 4-3 2-0

Mancini v Lazio

Roberto Mancini faces his ex-team Lazio for the 11th time after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats (both 3-0 losses when coach of Fiorentina). Mancini has never lost at home to Lazio, with 3 victories and 1 defeat from 4 games.


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 Coppa Italia Inter-Lazio 1-0 1-1
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Lazio 3-1 0-0
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Lazio 4-3 2-0

Rossi v Inter

Delio Rossi has met Inter on 13 occasions, winning 1, drawing 2 and losing 10. The current Lazio coach has never won in Milan. In 7 defeats at San Siro his teams have conceded 17 goals.


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 Coppa Italia Lazio-Inter 1-1 0-1
2005/06 Serie A Lazio-Inter 0-0 1-3
2006/07 Serie A Lazio-Inter 0-2 3-4

Mancini's teams on fire in December

With 18 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats from 25 games Roberto Mancini's teams have a points per match average of 2.32 in December - his best month of the footballing calendar. All three defeats came in the 2001/02 season when Mancini was coach of Fiorentina. Since the last defeat, a 2-0 reverse at Parma on 23 December 2001, Mancini's teams have played 20 games in the 12th calendar month, winning 17 and drawing 3.

Inter prolific in opening periods of halves

Inter have scored more goals than any other team in the opening fifteen-minute periods of Serie A matches so far this season, netting a total of 6. In the first fifteen-minute periods of second halves the Nerazzurri have scored 5 goals, the same number as Atalanta, Genoa, Juventus and Napoli.

Inter's long scoring run at home

The Nerazzurri have scored in 44 consecutive league games at home, netting a total of 103 goals. Inter 0-0 Reggina on the last day of the 2004/05 season was the last time Mancini's team failed to score in a Serie A home match.

Nerazzurri unbeaten in 19 league games

Inter 1-3 Roma on 18 April 2007 was the Nerazzurri's last Serie A defeat. Mancini's team have since won 14 and drawn 5. The Nerazzurri's last defeat in all competitions was the 1-0 loss away to Fenerbahçe. Mancini's team have since won 11 and drawn 3 for an unbeaten run of 14 games.

Lazio goalless in just one of last 11 away games

Samp 0-0 Lazio on 2 September was the last time the Biancocelesti failed to score on the round. In their ten away matches since that date, Delio Rossi's team have scored a total of 15 goals.

wins(45) draws(25) defeats(10)

MILAN - Inter cruised to victory over Lazio at the Meazza and remain three points clear of Roma, winners against Cagliari in tonight's other rescheduled Serie A Week 12 clash.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring midway through the first half, Maicon adding a second on 33 minutes before Suazo wrapped up an easy win after the interval.

Roberto Mancini made several changes to the team that beat Fiorentina at the weekend, handing starts to Burdisso, Maxwell and Portuguese youngster Pelé, with Suazo partnering Ibrahimovic up front.

The Nerazzurri were rarely troubled by Delio Rossi's men and took the lead on 22 minutes when Ibra blasted into the top corner from the penalty spot after a foul by Stendardo on Burdisso.

Suazo thought he had added to the lead ten minutes later but was flagged offside after stealing in to bury a loose ball following Ballotta's parry from Pelé.

Inter doubled their advantage within sixty seconds of the Honduran's disallowed goal, Maicon powering into the six-yard box to slot in Jimenez' inswinging corner.

The in-form Chilean went close to a third with a blistering low shot on 52 minutes, but Ballotta saved with his legs.

David Suazo killed off the game three minutes later, meeting Cambiasso's inch-perfect ball over the Biancocelesti rearguard before coolly sliding past the keeper.

Inter had a second goal disallowed in added time. Samuel fired home after being played in by Burdisso, only for the flag to go up for offside.

Inter 3-0 Lazio (HT: 2-0)

Scorers: Ibrahimovic (pen) 22, Maicon 33, Suazo 55

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 30 Pelé (23 Materazzi 85), 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti; 11 Jimenez (21 Solari 75); 8 Ibrahimovic, 29 Suazo (18 Crespo 61).
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 2 Cordoba, 9 Cruz, 26 Chivu.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Lazio: 32 Ballotta; 25 Cribari, 29 De Silvestri, 2 Stendardo (3 Kolarov 46), 8 Zauri; 26 Mudingayi, 24 Ledesma, 68 Manfredini; 11 Mauri (23 Meghni 64); 18 Rocchi, 19 Pandev (20 Makinwa 75).
Subs not used: 1 Muslera, 6 Scaloni, 10 Baronio, 21 Vignaroli.
Coach: Delio Rossi.

Referee: Antonio Damato (Barletta).

Booked: Stendardo 22, Zauri 57, Ledesma 60, Samuel 67.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Ballotta
Maicon 13 Stendardo
Burdisso 16 De Silvestri
Samuel 25 Cribari
Maxwell 6 Zauri
Zanetti 4 Mudingayi
Pelé 30 Ledescma
Cambiasso 19 Manfredini
Jimenez 11 Mauri
Ibrahimovic 8 Rocchi
Suazo 29 Pandev


Orlandoni 22 Muslera
Cordoba 2 Kolarov
Cruz 9 Scaloni
Crespo 18 Baronio
Solari 21 Makinwa
Materazzi 23 Vignaroli
Chivu 26 Meghni