Sunday January 22, 2012 Day 19 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 2 - 1 Lazio

  • Milito 44’
  • Pazzini 63’
  • Rocchi 30’

  1. Inter come from behind to beat Lazio

    Inter come from behind to beat Lazio

    Internazionale won their seventh game in a row as they came from behind to beat Lazio 2-1 at the San Siro. More

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    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Lazio
    • 90+3' Full Time! One more attack from Lazio, but they need to hurry...nothing comes of it and the referee blows for full time. It's Inter's seventh win in a row and they move ominously into 5th position.
    • 90+2' Inter can kill some more time as they win the freekick on the halfway line. Again pumped forward and Konko helps them out by heading into touch under no pressure.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of stoppage time, so they may just get one more chance...it's out on the left, ity's pumped in by Lulic, cleared and Ledesma shoots from distance. It's close, but not close enough.
    • 90' Maicon brings the ball away, but maybe one last chance for Lazio as they pour forward down the right...
    • 89' Ball delivered deep from Klose and Maicon can half clear, Samuel completes the clearance. There's a scramble in the box with Klose in the middle of it, but Cesar plucks it out of the air as the German charges it down.
    • 88' Konko gets frward and lays off for Klose. It's all around the Inter box, rather than into it though and it's cleared.
    • 87' Inter have the ball on the halfway line and they pump it forward, straight out for a throw in.
    • 86' Cesar with an uncomfortable clearance off his left foot and it goes straight to Ledesma's feet. He goes for the ambitious shot from distance and it unsurprisingly goes high and wide.
    • 85' The throw is given Lazio's way to whistles from the crowd, but they can't make inroads in the Inter half and the home side have it back.
    • 84' Radu falls over under pressure and quite rightly no foul. Zanetti breaks forward, unbelievable energy at his age, and he's straight back defending when he loses the ball.
    • 83' Samuel loses the ball, but Ledesma can't find the pass. Inter have gone back to a flat back four now and are happy just to see this one out.
    • 82' Cisse nudges the ball forward towards Lulic, but he hasn't got the room to get ahead of Lucio and he pushes the defender over.
    • 81' Obi does well to see the ball out and Inter are looking ever more comfortable, when Lazio should be doing the opposite.
    • 80' The knock down falls for Klose, but he plays a ball over the top to no one in particular and Cesar can clear up.
    • 79' Lazio players were appealing for a penalty for a Lucio handball, but he's definitely pushed beforehand and the referee makes the right call.
    • 78' Ledesma whips in a left footed cross from the right and Lucio has to stretch every sinew to head clear for a corner.
    • 77' Biava's foot is raised, but the referee thinks it's fine and Lazio again build from the back.
    • 76' Brilliant control from Pazzini as he tries to turn his man. It almost comes off, but he goes to ground and it's no foul.
    • 75' Cisse has a glimpse of a chance, but his first touch lets him down. Lazio are going for it though. That last change was a striker for a defender.
    • 73' There were bizarre scenes back when Gonzalez was replaced by Konko. It looked like Edoardo Reija, the Lazio manager, didn't want him to come off and wanted someone else. It must have been either his assistant's fault or the fourth official.
    • 72' Lazio substitution: The right back Zauri comes off and is replaced by Djibril Cisse.
    • 71' Lucio geos down under the challenge from Dias. He massively overreacts; it was probably a foul, but all very innocuous, though Lucio can't help but get all precious about it.
    • 70' Sneijder's effort goes narrowly over the bar, though Marchetti never looked overly worried.
    • 69' First Inter make their final substitution: Millito is replaced by Faraoni.
    • 68' Sneijder wins the freekick as he cuts inside and it will be the Dutchman to take it from 25 yards out...
    • 67' Lazio substitution: Konko comes on for Gonzalez.
    • 66' Sneijder has a shot from 30 yards and Marchetti has to tip it over the bar for a corner.
    • 65' Klose should score as he plays a wonderful one-two with Rocchi. It's a break with plenty of pace and from 12 yards he shoots straight at Cesar.
    • 63' GOAL! Inter 2-1 Lazio - A headed clearance on the halfway line from Lucio, Milito jumps but doesn't make contact and inexplicably no one's tracking Pazzini as he runs through on goal and lift the boucing ball over Marchetti.
    • 62' Rocchi goes down in the area under the challenge of Samuel, but the referee's having none of it. A brilliant diagonal pass finds Maicon, but nothing comes of it.
    • 61' Lulic has a shot and it takes a deflection, which has Cesar briefly worried. The corner comes in and Dias is penalised for a arm into the back of Samuel.
    • 60' Samuel concedes the throw and Klose does very well to hold the ball up. He plays to Rocchi and looks for the return, but it's cut out.
    • 59' Nagatomo is caught by Gonzalez, but they play it short rather than chuck it in. No danger as the ball dribbles through to Marchetti.
    • 58' Goalkick as Samuel ushers the ball out of play. Sneijder's already made a difference to Inter's level of play in this second half.
    • 57' Good ball from Obi in behind the defender for Milito, but he's tracked all the way and it's well cleared as Milito slips on the turn.
    • 56' Lovely pass from Sneijder wins a corner and he goes across to take it. The ball comes in from the follwing phase of play and Pazzini heads straight at Marchetti.
    • 55' One of those back three is Maicon as well. Nagatomo keeps coming back to cover in left back, but he's no way hanging around in that position.
    • 54' It looks like Inter are effectively playing a back three at the minute, so are really going to go for it.
    • 53' Strnog defending from Lucio. Maicon makes a trademark run down the right and he tries a shot with the outside of his boot into the top corner, but it's miles wide.
    • 52' Nagatomo is back covering and clears the ball out for a Lazio throw. Klose puts in a great ball, but is had just creeped out before it curved back in.
    • 51' Ledesma has four ariel targets, but he only finds a defender's head. Sneijder rushes the pass on the break and it's straight through to Marchetti.
    • 50' Rocchi is called up for offside, but it's the wrong call. Lazio are back on the ball though and Cambiasso fouls Ledesma in a dangerous area.
    • 48' Subs galore! For Lazio, Matuzalem replaces Hernanes.
    • 47' Inter Sub: Obi has aso come on for Chivu at the start of this second half.
    • 46' Positive changes from Ranieri as he brings on Sneijder at the start of this second half. On for the disappointing Alvarez.
    • 45+1' The referee blows for half time and Inter are very fortunate to be on level terms after playing pretty poorly in this first 45.
    • 45' Klose just about offside as the ball comes through, though it was close. Inter take the freekick and there'll be only a minute here...
    • 44' GOAL! Inter 1-1 Lazio - Milito's fifth in four as he plays a one-two in the box with Alvarez and slams a low left footed shot into the corner. Great goal.
    • 43' Lazio are regaining in belief and are pressing Inter ever higher up the pitch. Alvarez has been Inter's one bright spark and he's on the ball now...
    • 42' Alvarez cuts inside from the left, but Gonzalez is there to intercept and the Argentinean petulantly fouls him. Deserving of a yellow, but he gets away with it.
    • 41' Poor touch from Nagatomo under absolutely no pressure and he puts his hand up to apologise. That was Walcott-esque that.
    • 40' Inter play back to Marchetti and Lazio build from the back...back with the homeside, but they're showing such a lack of invention. Zanetti tries a through ball, buit too many men to beat.
    • 39' The ball is kicked out with Ledesma on the floor looking significantly hurt. He's back on his feet though and will hopefully be ok.
    • 37' Pazzini somehow stumbles through a host of players and plays out to Alvarez on the right. He cuts inside, but his shot is terrible and it's straight out.
    • 36' Nagatomo is put through after Biava fails with the clearance. Lovely pass from Alvarez though. The Japanese player looks like he could get here first, but pulls out and Marchetti runs out to claim.
    • 35' Gonzalez can't quite keep the ball over the top in with Klose and Rocchi both lurking close to goal.
    • 34' That stamp would have probably been a red in the Premier League. Funny how these things change around, it's usually thought you'll get away with more in the English game.
    • 33' Corner from Hernanes and Dias has a free header, but his effort back across goal goes comfortbaly wide when he really should have done better.
    • 32' Samuel is penalised, and that was a stamp - one of those two footed ones where he misses the player, but definitely jumps in.
    • 31' GOAL! Inter 0-1 Lazio - Rocchi with a lovely run across the penalty area, Ledesma plays a ball through and the striker hits a fantastic first time shot back across into the far corner. Cesar had absolutely no chance.
    • 30' Samuel goes through the back of Hernanes, a cynical if necessary foul...
    • 29' Chivu comes away with the ball following a freekick pumped in by Lazio. Plenty of white shirts behind the ball though and Inter are struggling to create any kind of openings.
    • 28' Again not a great delivery and Inter clear, Pazzini getting caught offside just past the halfway line after Biava steps up.
    • 27' Chivu goes to clear, but goes down in pain, probably thinking he'd get a foul for an earlier clip. He doesn't, and it's a corner...
    • 26' Good defending from Biava as he clears the danger posed by Pazzini as he briefly gets ahead of the last defender.
    • 25' Without Sneijder they are just a bit too pedestrian Inter. Not that the Dutchman's been great this past year, but still...
    • 24' The referee asks for calm as there's plenty of jostling in the area. It eventually comes in, but easily cleared.
    • 23' Rocchi almost steals a march on Samuel in the area as Lulic gets past Maicon all too easily. Inter breask and Nagatomo wins their second corner of the game...
    • 22' Gonzalez with tricksy feet, but he goes down pretty easily, though it did look like he was fouled about three times!
    • 21' Alvarez finds Milito and it's a lovely cross to the back post, only just out of the reach of Pazzini. Nagatomo gets on the end of it, though he can't get his shot off.
    • 20' Foul by Klose, but Lazio quickly win the ball and Lulic has it until Maicon overpowers him and wins the throw.
    • 18' Pazzini intercepts, but there are five white shirts back to cover and they clear. Straight back with the Inter defence though who build from deep.
    • 17' Hernanes breaks forward, but he's stopped and lovely feet from Alvarez as he breaks down the left.
    • 16' Good fluidity about Lazio so far. They've outplayed Inter so far, who have looked tentative going forward.
    • 15' Corner is short and the shot comes ni from distance, it's well wide though and straight out for a goal kick.
    • 14' Rocchi is in as Lucio takes a terrible touch! He gets back really well though and gets something on the ball as the striker takes the shot. The ball beats Cesar, but it dribbles onto the post and out!
    • 13' Ledesma wins it back for Lazio, the cross comes in and Maicon clears at the back post.
    • 12' Nagatomo does well to get the ball to Milito. Shocking clearacne by Marchetto straight to Alvarez, who blasts narrowly over the bar.
    • 11' Poor square ball from Milito, but Inter regain it through Zanetti. Maicon is fouled and Chivu takes the freekick, but it's straight into the wall.
    • 10' Chivu takes the throw deep in his own half. He makes a mistake with the return ball and Klose pounces, getting to the byline, but his cross is to the backpost as Rocchi runs to the near.
    • 8' Pazzini trise to role his man, the last defender, but he's brought up for offside. Incorrect decision though, he was definitely on.
    • 7' Lazio win the ball higher up this time and Lulic is fouled by Lucio. The ref inexplicably ignores it and has a word with the midfielder about going down too easily!
    • 6' Inter win the first corner of the game, but it comes to nothing.
    • 5' Ranieri's allowed his defence to drop deeper since taking charge - wisely taking notice of that veteran backline's lack of pace. And no one has a better defence at the minute because of it.
    • 4' Maicon's had a recent return to form and he shows good energy here as he powers up the right. Lazio hit back though through Hernanes, but Inter have bodies back and Maicon heads clear.
    • 3' Alvarez plays the ball straight out of play when looking for the player to make the run forward. Milito fouls Biava though and Lazio regain the ball.
    • 2' Dias gets a very early yellow as he catches Pazzini with an arm off the ball. He's going to have to be careful for a full 90 minutes.
    • 1' Inter take K.O on what looks to be a slightly patchy pitch. If anything the grass looks a little long. Anywasy, Maicon takes the long throw from deeo early doors.
    • 19:40 Inter have scored in each of their last 11 meetings against Lazio, while the Biancocelesti have failed to score in five of their last eight clashes with the Nerazzurri. At home, Inter are also unbeaten in their last 12 meetings against Lazio: six draws in a row between 1999 and 2004, followed by six consecutive wins.
    • 19:35 Edoardo Reija on being booed by the fans before a win over Atalanta: “We came from a 4-0 defeat - what were they supposed to do, applaud me? Anyway, I was still in the dressing room and I did not hear them. But let's forget about such things and just think positively. The important thing is that the fans are behind the team, just as they have always been."
    • 19:30 The teams are in - Inter: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Alvarez, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Nagatomo, Pazzini, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Sneijder, Poli, Obi, Ranocchia, Zarate, Faraoni///Lazio: Marchetti, Zauri, Biava, Dias, Radu, Lulic, Ledesma, Gonzalez, Hernanes, Rocchi, Klose. Subs: Bizzarri, Scaloni, Matuzalem, Diakité, Konko, Del Nero, Cissè.
    • - Claudio Ranieri: “We are making huge steps forward and it was important to beat Milan, the first head-to-head in our favour. Evidently the other three defeats to Juventus, Napoli and Udinese taught us a lesson. We were tight, tactically smart and ready to hit them at any moment. At times this season we played badly and won. Now we’ve been doing well and have rediscovered the energy to get back to our best."
    • - Inter are climbing back up the table after a terrible start to this campaign and now lie in fifth place, just a point behind Lazio. A win for the Milan side would put them just six points behind Juve at the top of the table.
    • - Hello and welcome to Eurosport UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of tonight's Serie A match at the San Siro between Internazionale and Lazio.
  • Summary

    • 66' Sneijder has a shot from 30 yards and Marchetti has to tip it over the bar for a corner.
    • 65' Klose should score as he plays a wonderful one-two with Rocchi. It's a break with plenty of pace and from 12 yards he shoots straight at Cesar.
    • 63' GOAL! Inter 2-1 Lazio - A headed clearance on the halfway line from Lucio, Milito jumps but doesn't make contact and inexplicably no one's tracking Pazzini as he runs through on goal and lift the boucing ball over Marchetti.
    • 44' GOAL! Inter 1-1 Lazio - Milito's fifth in four as he plays a one-two in the box with Alvarez and slams a low left footed shot into the corner. Great goal.
    • 31' GOAL! Inter 0-1 Lazio - Rocchi with a lovely run across the penalty area, Ledesma plays a ball through and the striker hits a fantastic first time shot back across into the far corner. Cesar had absolutely no chance.
    • 14' Rocchi is in as Lucio takes a terrible touch! He gets back really well though and gets something on the ball as the striker takes the shot. The ball beats Cesar, but it dribbles onto the post and out!
    • 19:30 The teams are in - Inter: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Alvarez, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Nagatomo, Pazzini, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Sneijder, Poli, Obi, Ranocchia, Zarate, Faraoni///Lazio: Marchetti, Zauri, Biava, Dias, Radu, Lulic, Ledesma, Gonzalez, Hernanes, Rocchi, Klose. Subs: Bizzarri, Scaloni, Matuzalem, Diakité, Konko, Del Nero, Cissè.

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