Italian Serie A
Lazio1Inter Milan0

Lazio 1-0 Internazionale

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.

Line-ups

Lazio

  • 1Berisha
  • 29KonkoSubstituted forCavandaat 15'minutes
  • 26RaduBooked at 36mins
  • 15GonzálezSubstituted forOnaziat 62'minutes
  • 20Biava
  • 3Goncalves DiasBooked at 21mins
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forEdersonat 88'minutes
  • 8Hernanes
  • 11Klose
  • 24LedesmaBooked at 87mins
  • 19Lulic

Substitutes

  • 2Ciani
  • 5Biglia
  • 7Pereira Gomes
  • 10Ederson
  • 14Balde Diao
  • 23Onazi
  • 27Cana
  • 39Cavanda
  • 55Guerrieri
  • 85Novaretti
  • 95Strakosha
  • 99Floccari

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 2Cicero Moreira
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 35Rolando
  • 23RanocchiaSubstituted forZanettiat 83'minutes
  • 17KuzmanovicSubstituted forKovacicat 60'minutes
  • 11ÁlvarezBooked at 39mins
  • 8Palacio
  • 13GuarínBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMilitoat 75'minutes
  • 19Cambiasso

Substitutes

  • 4Zanetti
  • 6Andreolli
  • 7Belfodil
  • 9Icardi
  • 10Kovacic
  • 12Castellazzi
  • 16Mudingayi
  • 18Wallace
  • 22Milito
  • 25Samuel
  • 30Carrizo
  • 31Pereira
Referee:
Antonio Damato

Match Stats

Home TeamLazioAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Lazio 1, Inter Milan 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lazio 1, Inter Milan 0.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Juan Jesus.
Attempt blocked. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Cristian Ledesma.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Senad Lulic.
Foul by Diego Milito (Inter Milan).
Hernanes (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Honorato Ederson replaces Antonio Candreva.

Booking

Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cristian Ledesma (Lazio).
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Juan Jesus.
Attempt blocked. Hernanes (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ogenyi Onazi.
Offside, Inter Milan. Mateo Kovacic tries a through ball, but Diego Milito is caught offside.
Offside, Inter Milan. Ricardo Álvarez tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Javier Zanetti replaces Andrea Ranocchia.

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.
Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).
Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).
Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Senad Lulic (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Diego Milito replaces Fredy Guarín.
Attempt blocked. Hernanes (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Ledesma.
Offside, Lazio. Cristian Ledesma tries a through ball, but Giuseppe Biava is caught offside.
Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).
Antonio Candreva (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Ogenyi Onazi replaces Álvaro González.
Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Etrit Berisha.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Mateo Kovacic replaces Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Yuto Nagatomo.
Attempt missed. Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rolando.
Attempt missed. Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yuto Nagatomo.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fredy Guarín.
Rolando (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luis Pedro Cavanda (Lazio).
Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Dangerous play by Antonio Candreva (Lazio).
Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

Second Half

Second Half begins Lazio 0, Inter Milan 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lazio 0, Inter Milan 0.
Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Miroslav Klose (Lazio).
Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).
Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Yuto Nagatomo.
Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).
Antonio Candreva (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zdravko Kuzmanovic.
Foul by Rolando (Inter Milan).
Cristian Ledesma (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cristian Ledesma (Lazio).

Booking

Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).
Álvaro González (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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