A fabulous late Miroslav Klose volley secured Lazio a fourth consecutive victory over Inter Milan in Edoardo Reja's first game back in charge of the Romans.

Chances had been rare until the German striker made an intelligent run inside the box and was perfectly placed to connect with Antonio Candreva's cross.

Inter had enjoyed the best chance of the match up until then with Yuto Nagatomo wasting a fine opportunity.

The defeat ensures Inter remain sixth, eight points adrift of Napoli in third, while Lazio jump to 10th.

During the two-week winter break, Lazio sacked head coach Vladimir Petkovic and brought Reja back for a second spell in charge.

Losing against a side who had previously won just twice in the last 12 games will be a setback to an Inter side hoping to close in on Napoli, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spots.

The hosts defended superbly, reducing Serie A's second highest scorers to few clear chances, and deservedly edged the encounter for their sixth victory of the season.

Yuto Nagatomo will rue heading Jonathan's whipping cross straight at Etrit Berisha when an effort either side of the goalkeeper would have given Inter the opener.

The match seemed to be petering towards a goalless draw until Klose drifted in between two Inter defenders, clinching victory with a sweet volley.

The striker could have doubled Lazio's advantage with the last kick of the match but a last-ditch tackle by Juan prevented the German from taking aim.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Lazio

  • 01 Berisha
  • 29 Konko (Cavanda - 15' )
  • 26 Radu Booked
  • 15 González (Onazi - 62' )
  • 20 Biava
  • 03 Goncalves Dias Booked
  • 87 Candreva (Ederson - 88' )
  • 08 de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 11 Klose
  • 24 Ledesma Booked
  • 19 Lulic

Substitutes

  • 02 Ciani
  • 05 Biglia
  • 07 Pereira Gomes
  • 10 Ederson
  • 14 Balde Diao
  • 23 Onazi
  • 27 Cana
  • 39 Cavanda
  • 55 Guerrieri
  • 85 Novaretti
  • 95 Strakosha
  • 99 Floccari

Internazionale

  • 01 Handanovic
  • 02 Cicero Moreira
  • 55 Nagatomo
  • 05 Nunes Jesus
  • 35 Da Fonseca
  • 23 Ranocchia (Zanetti - 83' )
  • 17 Kuzmanovic (Kovacic - 60' )
  • 11 Álvarez Booked
  • 08 Palacio
  • 13 Guarín Booked (Milito - 75' )
  • 19 Cambiasso

Substitutes

  • 04 Zanetti
  • 06 Andreolli
  • 07 Belfodil
  • 09 Icardi
  • 10 Kovacic
  • 12 Castellazzi
  • 16 Mudingayi
  • 18 Oliveira dos Santos
  • 22 Milito
  • 25 Samuel
  • 30 Carrizo
  • 31 Pereira
Ref: Antonio Damato

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

3 1

Corners

5 4

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lazio 1, Inter Milan 0.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lazio 1, Inter Milan 0.

90:00 +2:59

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Juan Jesus.

90:00 +2:56

Attempt blocked. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

89:32

Attempt missed. Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

89:15

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Cristian Ledesma.

88:49

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Senad Lulic.

87:51

Foul by Diego Milito (Inter Milan).

87:51

Hernanes (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lazio. Honorato Ederson replaces Antonio Candreva.

86:47 Booking

Booking Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:43

Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:43

Foul by Cristian Ledesma (Lazio).

85:37

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Juan Jesus.

85:37

Attempt blocked. Hernanes (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ogenyi Onazi.

84:16

Offside, Inter Milan. Mateo Kovacic tries a through ball, but Diego Milito is caught offside.

82:47

Offside, Inter Milan. Ricardo Álvarez tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

82:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Javier Zanetti replaces Andrea Ranocchia.

80:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lazio 1, Inter Milan 0. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Candreva with a cross.

77:15

Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).

77:15

Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:22

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

76:22

Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:13

Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:13

Foul by Senad Lulic (Lazio).

74:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Diego Milito replaces Fredy Guarín.

66:38

Attempt blocked. Hernanes (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Ledesma.

63:21

Offside, Lazio. Cristian Ledesma tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Biava is caught offside.

62:42

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

62:42

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lazio. Ogenyi Onazi replaces Álvaro González.

60:51

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Etrit Berisha.

60:49

Attempt saved. Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan with a cross.

59:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Mateo Kovacic replaces Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

57:19

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Yuto Nagatomo.

56:14

Attempt missed. Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rolando.

53:44

Attempt missed. Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yuto Nagatomo.

53:39

Attempt blocked. Jonathan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fredy Guarín.

49:07

Rolando (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:07

Foul by Luis Pedro Cavanda (Lazio).

45:58

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:58

Dangerous play by Antonio Candreva (Lazio).

45:45

Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:45

Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

45:00

Second Half begins Lazio 0, Inter Milan 0.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lazio 0, Inter Milan 0.

44:34

Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:34

Foul by Miroslav Klose (Lazio).

43:35

Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).

43:35

Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:43

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.

41:06

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

41:06

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:53

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

39:52

Foul by Rolando (Inter Milan).

39:52

Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:53

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:53

Foul by Cristian Ledesma (Lazio).

38:11 Booking

Booking Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:06

Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).

38:06

Álvaro González (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:41

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Esteban Cambiasso.

35:28 Booking

Booking Stefan Radu (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.

35:07 Booking

Booking Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:03

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

35:03

Senad Lulic (Lazio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:47

Attempt saved. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

33:21

Foul by Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan).

33:21

Hernanes (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:44

Juan Jesus (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:44

Foul by Álvaro González (Lazio).

32:11

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

32:07

Attempt missed. Hernanes (Lazio) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Senad Lulic with a headed pass.

31:21

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

31:21

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:15

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:15

Foul by André Dias (Lazio).

29:35

Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:35

Foul by Hernanes (Lazio).

25:59

Hand ball by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).

25:20

Offside, Lazio. Antonio Candreva tries a through ball, but Hernanes is caught offside.

24:54

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

24:52

Attempt saved. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:41

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

23:41

Giuseppe Biava (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:54

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

22:54

Miroslav Klose (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:53

Attempt missed. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

20:38 Booking

Booking André Dias (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

20:29

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:29

Foul by André Dias (Lazio).

19:25

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Luis Pedro Cavanda.

16:39

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

16:39

Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:55

Attempt blocked. Hernanes (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Senad Lulic.

14:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lazio. Luis Pedro Cavanda replaces Abdoulay Konko because of an injury.

12:49

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

12:46

Delay in match Abdoulay Konko (Lazio) because of an injury.

10:00

Offside, Lazio. André Dias tries a through ball, but Miroslav Klose is caught offside.

9:14

Foul by Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Inter Milan).

9:14

Hernanes (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:40

Attempt missed. Juan Jesus (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andrea Ranocchia.

6:03

Offside, Lazio. Cristian Ledesma tries a through ball, but Miroslav Klose is caught offside.

5:24

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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