Final score

31 March 2019 20:30

Inter
0 - 1
Lazio
13' Milinkovic
referee Paolo Mazzoleni / linesmen Bindoni, Vivenzi / 4th man Abbattista / assistants Rocchi, Di Liberatore
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47' The first half comes to a close here at the Meazza, with Lazio leading thanks to a 13th-minute header from Milinkovic
47' An acrobatic stop from Handanovic to keep out Luis Alberto
45' Two minutes of time added on at the end of the first half
43' A lovely interchange between Vecino and Keita leads to a strike on goal and a save from Strakosha
42' A superb save from Handanovic to keep out a powerful header from Bastos. Corner for Lazio
37' D'Ambrosio sticks the ball in the net after a quick free-kick but the referee pulls it back to be retaken
32' A cross-come-shot is well read by Strakosha at his near post
28' Handanovic races off his line well and snatches the ball precisely from Milinkovic's feet
27' An early change for Lazio, as an injured Correa is replaced by Caicedo
25' An easy take for Strakosha after Keita races ahead and gets a shot off
23' Perisic looks to threaten but Luiz Felipe just prevents the shot
21' Lazio manage to clear after another cross from Politano
18' Lazio unsurprisingly drop deeper as they look to deal with Inter's increased pressure
13' Lazio take the lead with their first effort on goal, as Luis Alberto sticks it up for Milinkovic to head home
8' So close from Skriniar who shoots over following a Brozovic corner!
8' Vecino involved once again, as he earns Inter a corner!
7' Inter keep pressing with Perisic forcing a save from Strakosha before Vecino misses the rebound
6' Keita intercepts a pass from Luiz Felipe and races into the box, yet Lazio just about deal with it
4' Easy save for Handanovic following a long-range effort from Immobile
2' An early opportunity for the Nerazzurri, as Lazio just about clear a threatening cross from a Politano
1' Here we go, with Immobile playing the first ball at the Meazza. Come on, lads. Forza Inter!!
1' Inter are back in Serie A action tonight, facing off against Lazio on matchday 29! Kick-off is just moments away!
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49' Mazzoleni blows the final whistle, with Lazio securing all three points thanks to a 13th-minute goal from Milinkovic
45' Four minutes of time added on at the end
43' Joao Mario's effort is easily saved by Strakosha
41' Another change for Lazio: Durmisi on for Lulic
40' Very nearly an own goal by Bastos, with the Nerazzurri getting a corner
39' A third and final change for the hosts, with Keita making way for Joao Mario
37' Nainggolan strides forward on the counter-attack, with his low shot saved by Strakosha
35' The Nerazzurri make another change, with Candreva coming on for D'Ambrosio
34' Brozovic's corner finds Politano who shoots wide
28' Spalletti makes his first change, with Nainggolan replacing Borja Valero
25' Brozovic lines up a free-kick that's deflected off the wall and out for a corner
21' Lazio make their second change, with Parolo replacing Luis Alberto
20' A firecracker from Politano flies over
18' Brozovic threads in Keita but Luiz Felipe defends well
16' Handanovic reacts once again, holding tight to a shot from Caicedo
14' Politano cuts in on his favoured left, whistling a strike just wide of the post
10' Another brilliant stop from Handanovic to first keep out Caicedo before then dealing with the rebound
6' Vecino meets a left-sided cross from Politano but his header is too central
2' Politano fires over from a tight angle
1' A left-footed strike is well saved by Strakosha
1' The second half is underway at the Meazza! Let's go, lads! Forza Inter!

Handanovic
7.26
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D'Ambrosio
4.21
4.21
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Brozovic
3.7
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Miranda
4.86
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Perisic
3.68
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Candreva
3.03
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Joao Mario
3.4
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Skriniar
4.58
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Valero
3.73
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Vecino
3.96
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Nainggolan
4.42
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Politano
4.71
4.71
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Asamoah
5.65
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Balde
4.83
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7 shots on target 5
5 shots off target 1
11 fouls committed 14
12 corners 3
1 offsides 1
61% ball possession 39%

After losing two matches in a row, Inter have won four of their last five Serie A games against Lazio (D1).

Of teams that Inter have faced in at least in 50 home Serie A games, only against Genoa (4) and Sampdoria (8) have they lost fewer matches than against Lazio (9).

Inter have won six of their last seven Serie A games (L1) after Italy matches.

Lazio have score in 11 successive Serie A matches, the last time they scored in at least 12 Serie A games in a row was back in December 2017 (16).

Lazio haven’t won any of their last 11 Serie A games against opponents in the top four positions (D2, L9) – their last win coming in October 2017 against Juventus.

Inter have conceded 13 goals in 20 home games in the current season in all competitions (0.65 on average for match), the last season they had conceded fewer goals on average was back in 2005/06 (0.59 avg for match in San Siro).

Only Empoli (2) have scored fewer headed goals than Lazio (3) in the current Serie A campaign – in contrast, the Bianconcelesti are the team to have conceded fewest from headers (2).

Of the 24 teams Ciro Immobile has faced in Serie A for Lazio; only against Inter (5 matches) and Frosinone (2 games) has he failed to find the net.

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has played 28 games against teams in the current top 4 positions in Serie A without providing a goal or an assist.

 

wins(43) draws(25) defeats(10)

MILAN - It was a tough night for Inter on matchday 29 in Serie A Tim with Lazio winning in front of 56,000 fans at San Siro. Milinkovic-Savic’s goal in the 13th minute sealed the win for the capital side, despite all the pressure applied by the Nerazzurri throughout. Spalletti’s side remain third in the table on 53 points, two ahead of AC Milan and with a five-point lead over Atalanta and Lazio who have a game in hand against Udinese.

The Nerazzurri started brightly. In the second minute, Politano got away on the right and whipped the ball into the middle, creating some issues for Strakosha. Five minutes later, Perisic received the ball from Politano and hit it hard with his left, Strakosha saved before the rebound fell for Vecino who couldn’t turn home. Inter continued to attack with Vecino narrowly missing the target from outside the box after it took a deflection off Bastos. From the resulting corner, Skriniar fired over after the ball fell to him in the box. Lazio went ahead in the 13th minute from their first real attack. Luis Alberto whipped a cross in and Milinkovic-Savic leapt highest at the far post to convert. Spalletti’s side looked to respond with Keita seeing one of his shots glance off Acerbi and Strakosha was able to save. Soon after, Handanovic was alert to come off his line and deny Milinkovic-Savic who attempted to dink the ball over him. In the 33rd minute, Asamoah played the ball in from the left and Vecino made a dummy but none of his teammates were able to get on end of the loose ball in the Lazio box. The visitors were on the front foot in the 42nd minute when Handanovic made an instinct save from Bastos. The Nerazzurri hit back with a left-foot Keita effort but it hit Strakosha’s body before Handanovic made a great stop at the other end from Luis Alberto with the final shot of the half.

With the second half underway, Inter looked immediately to attack and regain their footing in the game. Perisic was the first player to test Strakosha, while Politano then shot over from a tight angle. The winger was involved once again soon after, with his cross finding Vecino whose header was also saved by the Lazio shot-stopper. Lazio responded 10 minutes after the break, with first-half substitute Caicedo racing into the Nerazzurri area and forcing Handanovic to come out and claim. As the game maintained its high intensity, Politano whistled a fierce strike just wide in the 59th minute before Caicedo’s effort was saved straight after. Spalletti soon opted to send on some attacking reinforcements, with Nainggolan, Candreva and Joao Mario all coming on at different stages and Borja Valero, D'Ambrosio and Keita the players to make way. Come the 85th minute, Bastos very nearly risked an own goal but the Nerazzurri could only get themselves a corner. Despite four minutes of injury time and continued Nerazzurri pressure, Inter just couldn’t find the desired equaliser and Lazio eventually secured the narrow 1-0 win.

The Nerazzurri will now prepare for two tough tests in quick succession, with a trip to Genoa on Wednesday evening followed by a home match against Atalanta on Sunday. Two games which we can’t afford to lose should we seek to maintain our grip on third place.

#ForzaInter forever!

INTER 0-1 LAZIO

Goals: 13' Milinkovic-Savic (L)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (79' 87 Candreva), 37 Skriniar, 23 Miranda, 18 Asamoah; 8 Vecino, 77 Brozovic; 16 Politano, 20 Borja Valero (74' 14 Nainggolan), 44 Perisic; 11 Keita Balde (84' 15 Joao Mario)

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 5 Gagliardini, 13 Ranocchia, 21 Cedric Soares, 29 Dalbert, 61 Colidio

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

 

LAZIO: 1 Strakosha; 3 Luiz Felipe, 33 Acerbi, 15 Bastos; 27 Romulo, 21 Milinkovic-Savic, 6 Leiva, 10 Luis Alberto (67' 16 Parolo), 19 Lulic (86' 14 Durmisi); 11 Correa (27' 20 Caicedo), 17 Immobile

Substitutes: 23 Guerrieri, 24 Proto, 7 Berisha, 13 Wallace, 25 Badelj, 26 Radu, 32 Cataldi, 66 Bruno Jordao, 77 Marusic

Coach: Simone Inzaghi

Bookings: -

Added time: 2' + 4'

Referee: Mazzoleni

Assistants: Bindoni, Vivenzi

Fourth official: Abbattista

VAR: Rocchi, Di Liberatore

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Strakosha
D'Ambrosio 33 3 Luiz Felipe
Skriniar 37 33 Acerbi
Miranda 23 15 Bastos
Asamoah 18 27 Romulo
Vecino 8 21 Milinkovic
Brozovic 77 6 Leiva
Politano 16 10 Luis Alberto
Valero 20 19 Lulic
Perisic 44 11 Correa
Balde 11 17 Immobile

substitutes

Padelli 27 23 Guerrieri
Gagliardini 5 24 Proto
Ranocchia 13 7 Berisha
Nainggolan 14 13 Wallace
Joao Mario 15 14 Durmisi
Soares 21 16 Parolo
Dalbert 29 20 Caicedo
Colidio 61 25 Badelj
Candreva 87 26 Radu
32 Cataldi
66 Bruno Jordao
77 Marusic

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