Final score

1 May 2016 20:45

39' (2nd half) Candreva (P)
8' Klose
2 - 0
Referee: Luca Banti / Linesmen: Barbirati, Meli / Fourth official: Vuoto / Assistants: Orsato, Cavallera
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46' Half-time! The teams head in for the break with Lazio leading 1-0.
46' Fantastic play from Kondogbia, who splits the Lazio defence in two courtesy of a give -and-go with Perisic only for his shot to be blocked.
44' There'll be one minute of added time at the end of the first half.
43' Nagatomo swings a deep cross in from the left. Marchetti has a butterfingers moment but claims at the second attempt.
41' Medel fires a long ball forward for Jovetic, but it's just over the Inter No.10's head.
38' Jovetic drives through the middle of the park and looks to surprise Marchetti with a right-footed curler, but he can't hit the target.
35' Perisic's cross from the left takes a deflection - Jovetic heads down for Brozovic, but he's bundled off it by a man in Lazio blue.
32' Keita fires towards goal from close range, but Handanovic makes himself big to keep it out. Good save from the Inter goalie.
28' Candreva fires goalwards from distance, but Handanovic is on his toes to palm over. Corner kick to Lazio.
27' Lovely dinked pass over the top from Kondogbia for Jovetic, who controls well and gets a shot away only for Marchetti to stick a leg out.
25' Nagatomo swings in a cross from the left. It passes right through the Lazio box but neither D'Ambrosio nor Perisic can make contact.
22' Jovetic plays a pass behind Brozovic on the left, who cuts back and looks to pick out Perisic in the box but just overhits it.
17' Basta fires in a cross, but Candreva can't guide his shot goalwards and it goes out for a goal kick.
16' D'Ambrosio gets to the byline but his cross bounces off Gentiletti, back onto D'Ambrosio and out for a Lazio goal kick.
13' Gentiletti clatters into the back of Icardi, who ends up in a heap. Mr Banti shows the Lazio man the first yellow card of the match.
11' Brozovic lines up a free-kick midway inside the Lazio half... but his cross sails over everybody and out for a goal kick.
8' Goal for Lazio. Lulic slips in Klose, who sits Handanovic down before dinking the ball into the net for 1-0.
7' D'Ambrosio swings in a cross from the right, but Bisevac is positioned well and clears his lines.
4' Medel has his pocket picket, but Klose's pass for Lulic is dealt with by D'Ambrosio, who sees it out for a goal kick.
2' Marchetti comes out to claim, tumbling over Jovetic and heavily onto the turf. Free-kick for the home side.
1' Here we go! Roberto Mancini's Nerazzurri side take the kick-off, playing from right to left here.
1' We're nearly ready to go here at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Kick-off between Lazio and Inter is just moments away!
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49' It's all over. Lazio secure the three points courtesy of goals from Klose and Candreva.
48' There'll be a further minute added on here due to stoppages.
47' Lazio make their final sub: Cataldi on for Biglia.
45' Banti indicates there'll be a minimum of three minutes' added time.
43' Lazio make their second change of the game, replacing Candreva with Milinkovic.
42' Brozovic fires towards goal from the edge of the box, but the Lazio defence stands firm to block.
39' Candreva whips his top off for the celebration, so Banti gets his yellow card out once more.
39' Candreva steps up a smashes the penalty past Handanovic for 2-0.
38' It's a second yellow for Murillo, who leaves his team-mates to finish the match with ten men.
38' Murillo floors Keita in the area... penalty awarded to Lazio.
36' Mauri ends up on the deck after contact from Murillo. Mr Banti fishes out a yellow for the Inter man and awards a free-kick to Lazio.
34' Mancini makes his last change here, throwing on Palacio for Nagatomo.
31' Perisic winds up for a free-kick... but Marchetti punches away.
30' Icardi fires in a cross from the right, Perisic hits it first time but it fizzes straight back across goal and away from danger.
27' Mancini sends on Eder in place of Jovetic, while Inzaghi replaces Klose with Mauri.
26' Icardi gets a glancing header on a Perisic corner, Jovetic looks to slide in at the far post but it's just beyond him.
23' Lulic booked for dissent.
23' Perisic looks to lash one into the bottom left-hand corner of Marchetti's goal, but the Croat drags the shot wide.
20' Klose catches Miranda with a stray elbow. Yellow card for the German striker.
18' Jovetic looks to force an opening, but Marchetti comes out to see it behind for a corner.
15' Brozovic takes a free-kick but it sails through the box without anyone getting a touch.
11' Roberto Mancini makes his first change of the game, replacing Medel with Biabiany.
9' Jovetic tees up Brozovic in a good position. The Croatian gets a shot away but Basta makes himself big to block.
7' Keita hits the deck in the box - Mr Banti decides to award Inter a free-kick and Keita a yellow card for simulation.
6' Jovetic looks to surprise Marchetti with a lobbed finish from the edge of the box, but the Lazio keeper makes the save.
5' Perisic looks to pick out Icardi off the last man, but the Argentine can't quite get his boot on it.
3' Nice play from Keita to drive through the centre and feed Candreva on the right, but the cross is well overhit.
1' We're back underway here in Rome! Neither side has made any changes at half-time.
Average rating 3.73
4 shots on target 4
3 shots off target 4
16 fouls committed 10
1 corners 5
3 offsides 1
49% ball possession 51%
wins(22) draws(29) defeats(30)

ROME – Goals from Miroslav Klose and Antonio Candreva condemned Inter to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night.

Roberto Mancini went with a starting line-up of D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo and Nagatomo in front of Handanovic between the sticks, Medel and Kondogbia in central midfield, Brozovic and Perisic on the flanks and Jovetic in behind captain Mauro Icardi.

Lazio enjoyed the first chance of the game with just three minutes on the clock, Medel having his pocket picked only for Klose to pick the wrong pass and allow Inter to clear. It was soon proved to be a sign of things to come, as the home side took an eighth-minute lead after Klose found himself one-on-one with Handanovic – the German showed all his experience to wait for Handanovic to go down before dinking it into the net.

Inter regained their poise, but in truth there was not much in the way of quality on show, both sides working chances without really testing the keepers. On 25 minutes, however, Kondogbia showed lovely vision to loft a cute ball over the Lazio defence for Jovetic, who chested down well only to be denied by Marchetti’s outstretched leg.

More half chances followed, notably a long-range Candreva effort that forced a smart save from Handanovic, but there were to be no more first-half goals and referee Luca Banti soon blew his whistle for the interval.

There was more zip about the Nerazzurri’s play after the break: first Jovetic came within a whisker of latching onto a nice move from Kondogbia and Icardi, then the Montenegrin teed up Brozovic only for Basta to block the Croat’s shot on 53 minutes.  

Mancini sent on Biabiany for Medel on 56 minutes as Inter chased the game, but it was Jovetic involved once more as he laid it off for Perisic to drag just wide of goal. With 20 minutes remaining, Icardi rose highest to flick on a Perisic corner, but it was just a little too pacey for Jovetic to get to at the back post.

The Montenegrin soon made way for Eder, but the match was about to be turned on its head: on 83 minutes, Murillo upended Keita in the penalty box, incurring a second yellow from Mr Banti and giving Lazio a chance to secure the points from the spot. Candreva stepped up and made no mistake.

Inter kept pushing even with ten men, but there was no breaking down a solid Lazio defence. The final whistle confirmed the defeat, which leaves Mancini’s side in fourth spot on 64 points.

Lazio 2-0 Inter (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Klose 8, Candreva 83.

LAZIO: 22 Marchetti; 8 Basta, 13 Bisevac, 18 Gentietti, 29 Konko; 23 Onazi, 20 Biglia (Cataldi 90+2), 19 Lulic; 87 Candreva (Milinkovic 88), 11 Klose (Mauri 72), 14 Keita.
Subs not used: 55 Guerrieri, 99 Berisha, 2 Hoedt, 4 Patricio, 5 Braafheid, 7 Morrison, 10 Felipe Anderson, 33 Mauricio.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo (Palacio 79); 17 Medel (Biabiany 56), 7 Kondogbia; 77 Brozovic, 10 Jovetic (Eder 72), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 12 Telles, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 83 Melo, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Yellow cards: Gentiletti 12, Keita 52, Klose 64, Lulic 67, Murillo 80, Candreva 84.
Red cards: Murillo 82.

Added time: 1 + 4 mins.

Referee: Banti.
Assistants: Barbirati, Meli.
Fourth official: Vuoto.
Additional assistants: Orsato, Cervellera.

starting lineups

Marchetti 22 1 Handanovic
Basta 8 33 D'Ambrosio
Bisevac 13 25 Miranda
Gentiletti 18 24 Murillo
Konko 29 55 Nagatomo
Onazi 23 17 Medel
Biglia 20 7 Kondogbia
Lulic 19 77 Brozovic
Candreva 87 10 Jovetic
Klose 11 44 Perisic
Keita 14 9 Icardi


Guerrieri 55 30 Carrizo
Berisha 99 46 Berni
Hoedt 2 5 Jesus
Patricio 4 8 Palacio
Braafheid 5 11 Biabiany
Mauri 6 12 Telles
Morrison 7 21 Santon
Felipe Anderson 10 23 Eder
Milinkovic 21 27 Gnoukouri
Cataldi 32 83 Melo
Mauricio 33 97 Manaj