Italian Serie A
Inter Milan4Lazio1

Internazionale 4-1 Lazio

Javier Zanetti in tears

Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti's farewell San Siro appearance ended in victory as the hosts scored three times in 27 first-half minutes against Lazio.

Giuseppe Biava put the visitors ahead, but a Rodrigo Palacio double and Mauro Icardi's goal put Inter in control.

Substitute Zanetti came on to a huge roar in the 55th minute, before Brazil midfielder Hernanes added a fourth.

Zanetti, Inter's record appearance holder with 863, will retire from playing at the end of the season.

The 40-year-old, who joined Inter in 1995 from Banfield in his native Argentina, had the words 'Zanetti 4 ever' on the back of his shirt.

In added time an Inter supporter ran on the pitch and had to be escorted away by Zanetti, who spoke to the fan and was given a standing ovation by the whole ground as he did so.

The five-time Serie A champion and 2010 Champions League winner is to become the club's sporting director.

Fans waved 'El Capitano' scarves throughout the win, which saw Inter move one point behind fourth-placed Fiorentina in Serie A with one game to go.

However, Fiorentina will move back four points clear of Inter if they win at bottom club Livorno on Sunday.

Inter Milan defender Javier Zanetti
Javier Zanetti salutes Inter's fans on his farewell playing appearance at the San Siro

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 2Cicero MoreiraSubstituted forZanettiat 52'minutes
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 35Da Fonseca
  • 25Samuel
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 10Kovacic
  • 88de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 8PalacioBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMilitoat 64'minutes
  • 9Icardi
  • 17KuzmanovicSubstituted forSliti Taiderat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Zanetti
  • 6Andreolli
  • 11Álvarez
  • 12Castellazzi
  • 13Guarín
  • 14Campagnaro
  • 20Botta
  • 21Sliti Taider
  • 22Milito
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio

Lazio

  • 1Berisha
  • 15GonzálezSubstituted forLedesmaat 45'minutes
  • 17Pereirinha
  • 3Goncalves Dias
  • 27Cana
  • 20Biava
  • 23OnaziBooked at 46minsSubstituted forCandrevaat 68'minutes
  • 5Biglia
  • 11Klose
  • 14Keita
  • 7Felipe AndersonSubstituted forMinalaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ciani
  • 6Mauri
  • 16Elez
  • 24Ledesma
  • 34Perea
  • 48Filippini
  • 55Guerrieri
  • 58Minala
  • 60Pollace
  • 85Novaretti
  • 87Candreva
  • 95Strakosha
Referee:
Davide Massa

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamLazio
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 4, Lazio 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 4, Lazio 1.

Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lucas Biglia (Lazio).

Attempt missed. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joseph Minala with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Inter Milan).

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Walter Samuel.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Rolando.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

Foul by Rolando (Inter Milan).

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

Attempt saved. Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hernanes.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Joseph Minala replaces Felipe Anderson.

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

Foul by Felipe Anderson (Lazio).

Goal!

Goal! Inter Milan 4, Lazio 1. Hernanes (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Foul by Diego Milito (Inter Milan).

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

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

Foul by Lucas Biglia (Lazio).

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

Foul by Cristian Ledesma (Lazio).

Attempt saved. Felipe Anderson (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno Pereirinha.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Saphir Sliti Taider replaces Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Felipe Anderson (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Candreva.

Foul by Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan).

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

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

Foul by André Dias (Lazio).

Attempt missed. Keita (Lazio) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Antonio Candreva with a cross following a fast break.

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Antonio Candreva replaces Ogenyi Onazi.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Keita (Lazio) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.

Attempt missed. Lucas Biglia (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Miroslav Klose.

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