Final score

30 December 2017 18:00

0 - 0
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Elenito Di Liberatore, Gianmattia Tasso / Fourth official: Rosario Abisso / Assistants: Antonio Damato, Giorgio Schenone
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47' Another good chance for the Biancocelesti before the interval, as Cancelo defends well to halt Milinkovic. The first half ends goalless
45' One minute of added time to be played
40' Ranocchia takes a knock and receives treatment, however soon returns to the action
35' Vecino has a pop from long-range, however, Strakosha has no problems in pulling off a low save
33' Another counter-attack from the away side, although Borja Valero is there to keep out Luis Alberto
30' Strakosha displays fantastic reflexes to tip over a close-range stab from Perisic
28' Left-sided corner for the away side, with the ball falling to Lucas Leiva who sends his shot over
21' Double chance for the away side, with Milinkovic initially testing Handanovic from long-range, before Bastos then misses the target with a header
20' The Nerazzurri threaten once again down the flanks, with Santon's cross just missing Candreva in the middle
14' Lazio break on the counter-attack, with a cross-come-shot from Luis Alberto successfully being intercepted by Handanovic
8' The Nerazzurri retrieve midfield on two separate occasions, although Lucas Leiva is there to halt Borja Valero's attempted counter-attack
2' Candreva produces an early nutmeg on Radu out on the right flank, with De Vrij successfully intercepting the subsequent cross
1' The away side get us underway at San Siro for what is the Nerazzurri's final game this year! FORZA INTER
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49' It's all over at the Meazza, with Inter drawing 0-0 with Lazio
48' Two corners in quick succession for Inter, with a free header from Ranocchia ending up high over the crossbar
45' Four minutes of injury time have been added on
42' Double chance for Inter! Icardi cuts across to nearly meet the ball at the near post, while Strakosha then claims a cross soon after
40' Third and final change for Inter, as Brozovic replaces Borja Valero
38' Strakosha produces a comfortable save to keep out a header from Perisic, who jumps well to meet a cross from Joao Mario
38' Third substitution for Lazio, with Nani replacing Milinkovic
38' Spalletti makes his second swap, with Dalbert coming on for Cancelo
35' After receiving a cut-back from Immobile, Anderson slides his effort just wide of the post
33' Radu is shown a yellow card after bringing down Perisic on the counter-attack
29' Handanovic produces a wonderful finger-tip save to flick a dangerous effort from Anderson past the post
27' First change for the home side, with Antonio Candreva making way for Joao Mario
23' Felipe Anderson tries to curl one with his right foot but his effort just sails wide of the far post
22' Santon receives a booking for bringing down Immobile as he looked to break
21' Lazio make their second change, with Felipe Anderson coming for Luis Alberto
20' Great link-up play on the right-hand side between Borja Valero and Candreva, with the eventual cross being cleared by Lukaku
14' Immobile's strike ricochets onto the arm of Skriniar, with Rocchi using VAR to overrule his initial decision to award a penalty kick
13' Lazio make their first change, with Lukaku coming on for Lulic
11' Inter pick up the pace! Borja Valero cuts easily past his opponent on the edge of the area, before then forcing a solid save from Strakosha at the near post
4' Superb tracking back from Icardi, who links up with Candreva and attempts to cross for Perisic, only for the Lazio defence to clear
1' The Nerazzurri get the ball rolling for the second half. FORZA INTER!

Joao Mario
Average rating 5.52
3 shots on target 4
4 shots off target 5
13 fouls committed 9
10 corners 8
1 offsides 0
53% ball possession 47%

Match SummaryTeam StatsPlayer StatsLive ScoresPrematchEvents Inter have won four of their last seven Serie A matches against Lazio (D1 L2).

The Nerazzurri have scored in each of their last 13 Serie A home games against Lazio.

After going undefeated in the opening 16 league matches of the season (W12 D4), Inter have lost their last two games.

Lazio have scored in each of their last 16 league games - the longest current run in Serie A.

The Biancocelesti have scored 43 goals so far - their all-time record in the opening 17 matches of a single Serie A campaign.

Inter have scored the joint-most headed goals in Serie A this season (seven, along with Chievo), while Lazio have conceded the joint-fewest headers so far (one, along with Roma).

Lazio have scored the most Serie A goals via defenders (nine) this term.

Since he joined Inter, Mauro Icardi has scored four goals in his four Serie A home matches against Lazio.

Icardi has scored the most goals (12) in home matches in Serie A this season, while Ciro Immobile has netted the most away goals (9).

Immobile has already delivered seven assists in Serie A this term, fewer only than Inter’s Antonio Candreva.

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

MILAN- It was the meeting between the two top scorers in Serie A with Icardi for the Nerazzurri and Immobile for the Biancocelesti. Inter started in a lively fashion with Cancelo and Perisic getting up the flanks but the decisive touch to find the net in the middle wasn’t there. After 18 minutes, Candreva looked to redirect a Santon cross and then a minute later, Handanovic saved a great Milinkovic-Savic effort from distance. In the 29th minute, Icardi played a good long ball out to the left where Borja Valero picked out Perisic in the middle. Strakosha responded to his effort with a great save to keep it goalless. Lazio were pushing put Inter looked to break in a composed way. At the end of the first half, Borja Valero directed a Luis Alberto corner onto his own bar and the whistle went after that moment which had hearts in mouths for the 60,000 fans at the Stadio Meazza. 

The second half started with the sides unchanged. Twelve minutes in, Borja Valero found space on the age of the box and Strakosha did very well to tip the Spanish midfielder’s shot wide. In the 61st minute, Rocchi awarded a penalty for a handball by Skriniar. However, VAR then correctly overturned the decision as the Slovakian defender could not avoid it as the ball rebounded into him from close range. Lazio improved and in the 73rd minute the substitute Felipe Anderson forced a miraculous save from Handanovic to keep it goalless. Soon after, Immobile picked out the Lazio number 10 in the middle of the area but he fired wide. Inter responded with Icardi who missed a chance to score under pressure. That was it and 2017 finished with Inter unbeaten in direct match-ups against the top sides. The action will restart on 5th January against Fiorentina at the Stadio Franchi.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo (82' 29 Dalbert), 13 Ranocchia, 37 Skriniar, 21 Santon; 11 Vecino, 5 Gagliardini; 87 Candreva (73' 10 J. Mario), 20 B. Valero (85' 77 Brozovic), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi.
Bench: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 10 J. Mario, 17 Karamoh, 23 Eder, 29 Dalbert, 55 Nagatomo, 77 Brozovic, 98 Lombardoni, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

LAZIO: 1 Strakosha; 15 Bastos, 3 De Vrij, 26 Radu; 77 Marusic, 16 Parolo, 6 Lucas Leiva, 21 Milinkovic (82' Nani), 19 Lulic (58' Lukaku); 18 Luis Alberto (65' F. Anderson); 17 Immobile.
Bench: 23 Guerrieri, 25 Vargic, 4 Patric, 5 Lukaku, 7 Nani, 8 Basta, 10 F. Anderson, 13 Wallace, 27 Luiz Filipe, 30 Neto, 66 Jordao, 96 Murgia.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi

Bookings: Santon, Vecino, Radu
Referee: Rocchi
Assistants: Di Liberatore, Tasso
Fourth Official: Abisso
VAR Operators: Damato, Schenone

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Strakosha
Cancelo 7 15 Bastos
Ranocchia 13 3 De Vrij
Skriniar 37 26 Radu
Santon 21 77 Marusic
Vecino 11 16 Parolo
Gagliardini 5 6 Lucas Leiva
Candreva 87 21 Milinkovic
Valero 20 19 Lulic
Perisic 44 18 Luis Alberto
Icardi 9 17 Immobile


Padelli 27 23 Guerrieri
Berni 46 25 Vargic
Joao Mario 10 4 Patric
Karamoh 17 5 Lukaku
Eder 23 7 Nani
Estevão 29 8 Basta
Nagatomo 55 10 Felipe Anderson
Brozovic 77 13 Wallace
Lombardoni 98 27 Luiz Filipe
Pinamonti 99 30 Neto
66 Jordao
96 Murgia

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