Final score

22 January 2012 20:45

18' (2nd half) Pazzini
44' Milito
2 - 1
30' Rocchi
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Manganelli, Marzaloni / Fourth official: Brighi
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46' The first half between Inter and Lazio ends 1-1
46' Klose is offside
45' Rizzoli signals a minute of added time
44' GOAL FOR INTER! Milito picks up the ball on the edge of the box, plays a neat one-two with Pazzini and collects before firing past Marchetti
37' Alvarez's shot takes a deflection and goes behind
35' Alvarez plays a first-time ball over the top for Nagatomo to run onto, Marchetti rushes off his line and beats the Japanese full-back to it by a whisker
30' GOAL FOR LAZIO: Rocchi darts in behind Inter's backline and arrows his shot on the turn through Lucio's legs and into the opposite corner
27' Pazzini is free and bearing down on goal but the offside flag is raised
25' Pazzini latches onto a long ball but can't get the better of Biava
21' Pazzini can't connect with Milito's cross, then Nagatomo's shot is blocked
19' Dias uses another tactic on Pazzini, this time it's a tug
15' Ledesma has space for a shot from 25 yards out but can't find the target
14' Lucio fails to clear and Rocchi is through on goal: his weak finish beats Julio Cesar... but comes off the post
13' Samuel beats Rocchi to the ball in the box
13' Alvarez releases a snapshot half-volley from the edge of the area: just over
12' Pazzini is flagged for offside
10' Klose crosses for Rocchi in the box but overhits it
6' Pazzini looks to run onto a ball played into the box but Biava gets there first and puts behind for a corner
5' Zauri sends in a cross, Maicon has it covered
2' Dias catches Pazzini with his arm and receives the first yellow card of the game
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza! Inter host Lazio tonight in Week 19 of the 2011/12 Serie A season
1' The Nerazzurri take the kick-off and Inter v Lazio is under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Zanetti and Cambiasso will be running things in the midfield engine room with Nagatomo and Alvarez on the flanks; Pazzini partners Milito once again in attack
1' Ranieri opts for experienced duo Lucio and Samuel in central defence protecting Julio Cesar's goal; Chivu comes in at left-back while Maicon is on the right
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48' Tonight's victory means Inter leapfrog Lazio into 4th place on 35 points
48' After three minutes, Rizzoli blows the final whistle: the match ends Inter 2-1 Lazio
46' Ledesma has a go from range: over the bar
45' We'll have 3 minutes of added time
44' Julio Cesar saves from Klose
38' Rocchi tries to play in Klose from just outside the box but the ball goes out of play
34' Lazio protest and want a penalty for handball by Lucio but the ref gives a free kick to Inter for the previous foul by Klose
33' Lucio is pushed by Klose as he clears a corner
28' Reja uses up his last substitution, bringing on Cisse' for Zauri
25' Inter free kick: Sneijder takes and curls over the bar
25' Ranieri makes his final change: Milito makes way for Faraoni
22' Sneijder's powerful drive from a distance is tipped over by Marchetti
21' Lazio substitution: Gonzalez exits the field, Konko comes on
20' Julio Cesar gets down to save Klose's effort
18' GOAL FOR INTER! Lucio's powerful header from the halfway line drops nicely for Pazzini, who lobs Marchetti with an acrobatic gesture
15' Klose tries to play a one-two with Rocchi, Nagatomo cuts out the return pass
11' Pazzini twists to head goalwards, Marchetti has it covered
7' Lucio shuts out Matuzalem
6' Sneijder tries to play Pazzini in on the counter but the pass is overhit
3' Nagatomo whips a ball into the box for Pazzini; the striker can't reach it
1' The second half between Inter and Lazio begins
1' Lazio have also made a change, with Matuzalem taking over from Hernanes
1' Half-time substitution for Inter: Obi comes on for Chivu
1' Half-time substitution for Inter: Sneijder replaces Alvarez
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.7
4 shots on target 2
5 shots off target 4
14 fouls committed 16
5 corners 5
4 offsides 4
45% ball possession 55%
Ranieri v Reja: the Inter coach undefeated in last 5 meetings

There have been 12 previous meetings in competitive matches between the two coaches and currently the record is 8 wins for Ranieri, 2 draws (both 0-0) and 2 wins for Reja. At home Ranieri has never lost and boasts 5 victories and 1 draw in the 6 previous encounters.

Ranieri v Lazio: 8 wins and 6 losses

As a coach, Ranieri has faced Lazio 20 times and has a record of 8 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses to the Bianconeri. We must also consider the 2 matches in the 2003/04 Champions League when Ranieri was at the helm of Chelsea and won both group matches, 2-1 in London and 4-0 in Rome.

Reja v Inter: the Nerazzurri undefeated at home

There have been 9 competitive matches played between Inter and the teams of Reja: so far the record is 2 wins for the Lazio coach, 3 draws and 4 wins for the Nerazzurri. Reja has never won at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and has a losing record of 2 draws (both 1-1) and 3 defeats (both 1-2). Both teams have always scored a goal in the 5 competitive matches played in Milan: Reja's teams have scored 5 goals and the Nerazzurri have scored 8.

Inter coming off of 6 Serie A wins in a row. The seventh...

Inter arrive on a 6-match winning streak that came in this way: Fiorentina (2-0 at home), Genoa and Cesena (both 1-0 away), Lecce (4-1 at home), Parma (5-0 at home) and AC Milan (1-0 away). The last match that they did not win was on 3 December when Udinese won 1-0 at the San Siro. Should the Nerazzurri win today with a 7th consecutive league win it would be necessary to go back to the November-December period of 2008 to find something better, when they even put together 8 consecutive victories.

Nerazzurri clean sheet for the last 251 minutes

The last goal in the Serie A conceded by Inter took place on 21 December when they beat Lecce 4-1 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The scorer was Muriel in the 19th minute. From that moment on, including the remaining 71 minutes of the match, along with the wins against Parma and AC Milan, a total of 251 minutes have passed in which the Nerazzurri can boast an airtight defence.

Goals coming from the bench

Inter are one of the 3 teams of the 2011/12 Serie A season, along with ChievoVerona and Novara, to have the greatest number of goals scored by players coming in off the bench with the match underway: the tally is at 5 and the scorers are Milito (2), Cambiasso, Castaignos and Faraoni (1 each).

Lazio without a win in Milan since 1998

The last time that Lazio won a match against the Nerazzurri at the San Siro was in 1998 in the Serie A when the Biancocelesti walked away as 5-3 winners. From that point on, in the 16 following matches, the record stands at 8 victories for Inter and 8 draws.

Lazio's second-half sprint

Lazio are one of the 2 teams in this Serie A season, along with Genoa, to have earned the greatest number of points in the second half compared to the first 45 minutes of play, for a total of 7 points.

200 in Serie A for Biava

Should Giuseppe Biava step onto the pitch tonight he would celebrate the 200th appearance of his Serie A career. His current 199 appearances were made wearing the shirts of Palermo, Genoa and Lazio. His debut in the league came on 12 September 2004 in Palermo 1-0 Siena.

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

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Marchetti
Maicon 13 Zauri
Lucio 6 Biava
Samuel 25 Dias
Chivu 26 Radu
Nagatomo 55 Lulic
Zanetti 4 Ledesma
Cambiasso 19 Gonzalez
Alvarez 11 Hernanes
Pazzini 7 Rocchi
Milito 22 Klose


Castellazzi 12 Bizzarri
Faraoni 37 Matuzalem
Ranocchia 23 Diakite'
Obi 20 Konko
Poli 18 Del Nero
Sneijder 10 Cisse'
Zarate 28 Scaloni