Final score

20 May 2018 20:45

41' Felipe Anderson
10' Marusic
2 - 3
36' (2nd half) Vecino
33' (2nd half) Icardi (P)
29' D'Ambrosio
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Di Fiore / Fourth official: Guida / Assistants: Irrati, Vuoto
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47' The first half ends here at the Olimpico, with Lazio leading thanks to goals from Marusic and Felipe Anderson
46' The ball falls to Perisic in the area, although his strike flies high over the crossbar
45' Rafinha finds Perisic but his effort is blocked
45' Two minutes of injury time added on
44' Handanovic palms away a wicked strike from Milinkovic
41' Lazio retake the lead after Felipe Anderson slides the ball past Handanovic following a rapid counter-attack
37' Lucas Leiva is the next man to enter the book, being shown a yellow card following a late tackle in midfield
34' Lulic brings down Cancelo on the break, with the referee pulling out his yellow card for the fourth time so far
29' GOAL! GOOOAAAL! GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL! D'Ambrosio pops up at the back post to scramble the ball into the back of the net!!!! 1-1! YES!
29' Radu clears the ball out for a corner after Perisic tries to find Icardi with a backheel
26' Luiz Felipe is booked following a hard foul on Cancelo
25' Milinkovic strikes the post after firing a free-kick over the wall, with Handanovic on-hand to keep out Immobile moments later
24' Miranda receives a booking following a tough challenge on Murgia
22' Superb chance for Icardi, with the Nerazzurri captain just putting his shot wide
20' A balanced stage of the game, with Lazio defending well to keep out an insistent Inter side
15' Strakosha produces a solid save to keep out a long-range strike from Brozovic
10' Lazio take the lead in fortunate fashion, with a deflected effort from Marusic finding its way into the bottom corner
9' A header from Milinkovic is saved well by Handanovic
7' Early scare for Handanovic, with the home side hitting a close-range strike just over the crossbar
6' Marusic threatens down the right, with Lazio earning themselves a corner
5' Inter keep pressing, with Candreva firing a fierce strike just wide
4' Perisic races down the left and tries to find Icardi in the middle, although the Nerazzurri No.9 just misses the ball on the volley
3' Great build-up play from Skriniar, Vecino and Brozovic, with Perisic unable to find Icardi in the penalty area
1' And the Nerazzurri get us underway!! Come on lads!! Forza Inter!
1' Kick-off is almost upon us, with Lazio's XI including Immobile up front, while Miranda steps in for Spalletti
1' Here we go! It's Lazio vs. Inter at the Stadio Olimpico in Serie A, in a game that'll decide who qualifies for the 2018-19 Champions League
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49' IT'S ALL OVER!!! Goals from D'Ambrosio, Icardi and Vecino ensure a win for Inter, who are now back in the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!! WHAT A NIGHT AT THE OLIMPICO!!
47' Rocchi sends off substitute Patric from the bench
45' Eder pulls it back for Icardi but the Argentinian striker just slips. What a chance!
45' Four minutes of time added on
43' Luiz Felipe brings down Icardi and Inter have a free kick in a dangerous area!
39' Inzaghi brings on Nani for De Vrij
36' GOAL! GOOOOOAAAAL! GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!! Vecino produces a superb header to put Inter 3-2 in front! The 10,000 #InterFans erupt at the Olimpico! YESSS!!!
36' Spalletti makes another change, with D'Ambrosio coming off for Ranocchia
35' Strakosha keeps out Karamoh before Felipe Anderson puts it out for a corner
34' Lulic is sent off
34' Lazio down to 10 after Lulic is shown a second yellow card
33' GOAL! GOOOOAAAL! GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL! Icardi makes no mistake as he slides the ball past Strakosha! 2-2!!!
32' De Vrij brings down Icardi and this time there's no doubt as Rocchi gives a penalty
31' Another change for Lazio, as Bastos replaces Radu
30' Change for Lazio, with Lukaku coming on for Immobile
27' Rocchi awards a penalty for handball but reverses his decision after assessing VAR
23' Inter make a second change, with Rafinha making way for Karamoh
21' A right-footed strike from Felipe Anderson ripples the side-netting
19' Brozovic picks out Eder in the box, whose headed effort just floats over
18' Strakosha is booked for time wasting
16' Spalletti makes his first change, with Eder replacing Candreva
14' Strakosha comes out well to steal the ball away from the Nerazzurri attack
12' Perisic involved once again, as he meets a cross from Cancelo but heads wide
10' Brozovic lofts a cross to the back post, with Perisic climbing well but just unable to make full contact with the ball
7' An effort from Luiz Felipe ends up high over the crossbar
6' Handanovic palms a cross away from Murgia before Cancelo plays it out for a corner
2' D'Ambrosio is shown the game's sixth yellow card after bringing down Felipe Anderson
1' No changes from either side at the break, with the second half underway

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4 shots on target 6
7 shots off target 7
12 fouls committed 13
10 corners 4
2 offsides 1
40% ball possession 60%

This will be the 150th meeting between Lazio and Inter in Serie A: the Nerazzurri have won 61, while the Biancocelesti have won 35 and the other 53 ending in draws.

Inter have won four of their last eight Serie A games against Lazio (D2 L2).

These two sides haven’t recorded a draw in Serie A in Olimpico since March 2008: five wins for Biancocelesti and four for the Nerazzurri since then.

Lazio are unbeaten in Serie A since 3rd March (against Juventus): their streak of 10 games without a defeat (W5 D5) is the current longest in the Italian top-flight.

This game will see the two sides that have scored the most headed goals this term (14 each) and the two teams that have netted most times from crosses (18 for Inter, 16 for Lazio).

Lazio have scored the most goals from set-pieces in Serie A this season (27), but Inter have conceded the fewest from this situation (six).

wins(22) draws(29) defeats(30)

ROME - Inter are in the Champions League! A crazy comeback win at the Stadio Olimpico saw the Nerazzurri finish fourth due to a superior head-to-head record. What a match…

Played at a very high tempo from the start, it was Lazio who took the lead when Marusic’s shot bounced off Perisic’s face and found its way into the corner beyond Handanovic. The Nerazzurri were under the cosh once again when Milinkovic-Savic’s free kick hit the post before Handanovic then anticipated matters to leap on the ball from a corner.

Inter looked to respond and level around the half-hour mark, as Perisic flicked it on for Icardi but it went out for a corner. Brozovic was the man to take it, with Strakosha making an instinct stop which D’Ambrosio was the quickest to respond to as he turned home the equaliser. It was a spicy affair and Rocchi had shown his fifth yellow card by the 37th minute. Soon after, the home side went back ahead. The Nerazzurri were attacking but a Cancelo cross was blocked, duly setting up a Lazio break with Felipe Anderson applying the finish. Before the break, Handanovic made another important stop from a powerful Milinkovic strike. A few seconds later, Perisic saw an effort blocked from the edge of the area.

There were no changes at the break and the second half began with Lazio on the front foot. It was not long before Spalletti made his first change, with Eder coming on for Candreva. The Nerazzurri quickly had two headed chances through Perisic and Eder, although neither troubled the Lazio goalkeeper. Karamoh soon came on to inject some unpredictability into the side, before what could’ve been a crucial turning point. With the ball striking the arm of a Lazio player, Rocchi blew his whistle to award a spot-kick before then reversing his decision after assessing VAR. However, the Nerazzurri were left in a similar situation moments later after Icardi was brought down in the box, although this time the penalty stood. The Captain duly stepped up to slot the ball past Strakosha to make it 2-2. Lulic was sent off in the aftermath for dissent.

With Inter’s tails well and truly up, Matias Vecino soon scored the game’s winning goal from a corner. The remaining minutes of the match dragged and dragged, although the final whistle finally arrived, with Inter returning to the Champions League!



Goalscorers: 9' Marusic, 29' D'Ambrosio, 41' Felipe Anderson, 78' Icardi, 82' Vecino

LAZIO: 1 Strakosha; 27 Luiz Felipe, 3 De Vrij (84' Nani 7), 26 Radu (78' Bastos 15), 77 Marusic; 96 Murgia, 6 Lucas Leiva, 21 Milinkovic-Savic, 19 Lulic; 10 Felipe Anderson, 17 Immobile (75' Lukaku 5).

Substitutes: 23 Guerrieri, 25 Vargic, 4 Patric, 8 Basta, 13 Wallace, 20 Caicedo, 22 Caceres, 88 Di Gennaro.

Coach: Simone Inzaghi

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 33 D'Ambrosio (81' Ranocchia 13); 11 Vecino, 77 Brozovic; 87 Candreva (67' Eder 23), 8 Rafinha (68' Karamoh 17), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi.

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 2 Lisandro, 5 Gagliardini, 20 B. Valero, 21 Santon, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti.

Coach: Luciano Spalletti


Bookings: 13' Brozovic, 23' Miranda, 26' Luiz Felipe, 34' Lulic, 37' Leiva, 47' D'Ambrosio, 63' Strakosha,

Red cards: 79' Lulic

Added time: 1' - 4'

Referee: Rocchi

Assistants: Di Liberatore, Di Fiore

Fourth official : Guida

VAR operators: Irrati, Vuoto

starting lineups

Strakosha 1 1 Handanovic
Luiz Felipe 27 7 Cancelo
De Vrij 3 37 Skriniar
Radu 26 25 Miranda
Marusic 77 33 D'Ambrosio
Murgia 96 11 Vecino
Leiva 6 77 Brozovic
Milinkovic 21 87 Candreva
Lulic 19 Alcantara
Felipe Anderson 10 44 Perisic
Immobile 17 9 Icardi


Guerrieri 23 27 Padelli
Vargic 25 46 Berni
Patric 4 2 Lopez
Lukaku 5 5 Gagliardini
Nani 7 13 Ranocchia
Basta 8 17 Karamoh
Crecco 11 20 Valero
Wallace 13 21 Santon
Bastos 15 23 Eder
Caicedo 20 29 Estevão
Caceres 22 99 Pinamonti
Di Gennaro 88

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