Saturday December 15, 2012 Day 17 Stadio Olimpico

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  1. Serie A - Klose gives Lazio win over Inter

    Serie A - Klose gives Lazio win over Inter

    A late strike from Miroslav Klose gave Lazio a hard-fought 1-0 win over Inter in their Serie A clash at the Stadio Olimpico. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+4' The final whistle goes at the Stadio Olimpico, and Lazio have won this match 1-0 courtesy of Miroslav Klose's 82nd-minute strike! It's a tough blow to take for Inter, who show their displeasure with the officials at the end. The home fans are delighted, and Lazio are now just a point behind their visitors in the Serie A table. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' A sublime piece of skill from Cassano outwide sees him take the ball down the left and find Guarin, but his overhead kick is mistimed and Lazio clear once more.
    • 90+2' It's frantic stuff now with Inter pressing forward in their droves and Lazio hanging on with every player behind the ball.
    • 90+1' Candreva is shown the yellow card for a foul on Palacio, and Inter have another free kick.
    • 90' There will be four added minutes at the end of this second half with Inter pushing desperately for an equaliser.
    • 89' Palacio wins a free kick with a neat turn as Ciani dives in, only for the free kick to be wasted by Guarin.
    • 87' Andre Dias replaces Hernanes now, and Lazio have made all three changes.
    • 86' Philippe Coutinho replaces Pereira, who had to come off at this stage of the game.
    • 85' Hernanes is about to be withdrawn as he is moving very gingerly now, and Lazio are clinging on to their slender lead.
    • 83' Klose is almost immediately taken off as Sergio Floccari comes on in his place.
    • 82' GOAL! Finally, the deadlock is broken as Klose races through on goal and slides a clinical finish beyond Handanovic! It was Mauri with the incisive defence-splitting pass, and Lazio take a late lead in this match!
    • 81' Biava wins a free kick for Lazio as Pereira concedes the set piece, and one moment of inspiration could win this match.
    • 79' Klose goes down very easily inside the Inter box after chasing down a loose ball with Samuel, and the referee is not impressed with the German! The forward wanted a penalty but does not get one.
    • 77' Candreva and Mauri combine once more, but this time the substitute draws a solid save from Handanovic.
    • 75' Palacio links up with Guarin very effectively, but he can only blast a wild shot into the stands!
    • 73' Candreva has looked very bright since coming on, and he jinks inside two challenges before firing wide of the near post!
    • 72' Nagatomo plants another shot on target from the edge of the penalty area, but again Marchetti is able to palm the ball away to safety!
    • 71' Klose and Hernanes have shots from range in quick succession, but Handanovic is not troubled by either.
    • 69' What a save from Marchetti, who tips a stunning shot from Cassano onto the post, before saving from Nagatomo, who pounces from close range - it's a brilliant double save!
    • 68' Milito drives a fierce shot wide from 25 yards after a neat exchange with Zanetti, and it's a disappointing end to a promising move.
    • 66' Abdoulay Konko is booked for a poor foul on Gargano, and it was mistimed and reckless.
    • 65' What a chance for Inter as Fredy Guarin hits the post with a rasping drive from the edge of the Lazio box, and Marchetti was comprehensively beaten!
    • 63' Lazio make their first change of the match as Antonio Candreva replaces Senad Lulic.
    • 61' Guarin has a shot blocked from the edge of the box after fine link up play with Cassano, and again a move peters out.
    • 59' Rodrigo Palacio replaces Cambiasso, who has failed to recover sufficiently from sustaining a knock.
    • 57' Mauri wins a free kick for Lazio as he is fouled by Pereira, and Lazio are beginning to build some pressure now.
    • 55' Guarin has tried his luck on numerous occasions in this match, and he drives another hopeful shot wide.
    • 54' There is a delay in proceedings as Cambiasso is fouled by Ciani, and he stays on the ground holding his right leg.
    • 52' Cassano wins a free kick with a neat piece of footwork, but he proceeds to lose the ball to Hernanes.
    • 51' Samuel is shown the yellow card for a poor foul on Klose, who had the beating of the defender on the outside - it was a cynical trip.
    • 49' Walter Samuel wins a free kick for Inter on halfway, and the visitors are able to build from this after a period of pressure from Lazio in their half.
    • 47' Klose is again in the thick of the action early on as he beats two players with a striking change of pace, but fires a speculative shot well wide.
    • 46' The second half is under way, and it's all Inter early on as the visitors keep the ball inside their own half.
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at the Stadio Olimpico, and it is goalless between Lazio and Inter with no clear-cut opportunities to report. It's been a disappointing first half, but hopefully there will be better to follow in the second.
    • 45' Gargano is shown the yellow card for another niggly foul, and this time it is on Konko as Lazio have another set piece.
    • 43' Gargano fouls Hernanes, and that just about sums up the first half as a set piece breaks up the play.
    • 41' Klose wins a free kick out on the right flank, but the delivery is poor from Ledesma with the German forward the target in the box.
    • 39' Biava fouls Cassano, and it's a scrappy end to the first half as both sides struggle to create any clear-cut chances.
    • 37' Mauri wins a free kick 25 yards out with Samuel committing yet another foul, but the set piece is wasted by Ledesma.
    • 35' The delay is over as Pereira eventually gets to his feet rather gingerly, and Lazio are now in possession once more.
    • 33' Pereira goes down clutching his right leg after a clash with Hernanes, and he is now being treated.
    • 32' Ledesma concedes a corner kick, and Inter are managing to create real pressure now after a poor spell in the first half.
    • 31' Radu skips past Cassano and is then hacked down, and Lazio have a set piece from which they can build.
    • 29' Guarin again manages to create space for himself to shoot from the edge of the Lazio box, but his effort fizzes wide.
    • 27' Ciani clips a pinpoint delivery into the box for Gonzalez, who swivels and shoots wide.
    • 25' Nagatomo takes the ball down the right at pace, but has to check back with limited options. Some Inter players are looking very frustrated at the moment.
    • 23' Klose is proving very effective in linking up the play for Lazio in attack, and Gonzalez drives a shot wide!
    • 21' Pereira concedes a corner as Lazio continue to have the better of the play, and Inter are very much under the cosh.
    • 19' Klose drops off the front line and plays a neat through ball in for Lulic, but he is caught offside.
    • 17' Klose wins a free kick with a neat flick to skip past Samuel, and Lazio are managing to see a lot of the ball early on.
    • 15' Samuel attempts a through ball intended for Cassano, but the striker strays offside and a promising opening is squandered.
    • 13' Samuel concedes a corner as Lazio begin to apply some pressure on the Inter goal. It's extremely tight and scrappy.
    • 11' Milito, who is charging around everywhere like a headless chicken at the moment, fouls Gonzalez, and it's very stop-start at the moment.
    • 9' Marchetti dives bravely to smother a loose ball as Milito charges in and collides with the keeper.
    • 7' Nagatomo wins a free kick on halfway as he is chopped down by Lulic, and Inter are beginning to exert their authority.
    • 5' Hernanes drives a fierce shot wide from the edge of the box after fine build-up play with Luluic, but it doesn't trouble Handanovic.
    • 3' Cambiasso jostles with Konko in midfield, and it's a very scrappy start to the match.
    • 2' Guarin attempts a through ball for Cassano, but he overhits the pass and Lazio can build from the back.
    • 1' The first half is under way at the Stadio Olimpico, and Lazio immediately stroke the ball around at the back.
    • - The teams are in - Lazio: Marchetti, Biava, Radu, Ciani, Hernanes, Mauri, Konko, Gonzalez, Lulic, Ledesma, Klose. /// Inter: Handanovic, Ranocchia, Zanetti, Samuel, Nagatomo, Pereira, Cambiasso, Gargano, Guarin, Milito, Cassano
    • - Inter currently sit four points behind leaders Juventus in second place, with Lazio a further four points worse off in fourth. Serie A table
    • - Welcome to live text commentary of the Serie A encounter between Lazio and Internazionale at the Stadio Olimpico.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Lazio

    Manager: Vladimir Petkovic

  • Internazionale

    Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni

Lazio’s last 5 results

Internazionale’s last 5 results

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  1. Lazio 1-0 Crying ladies

    From neleo, on Sun 16 Dec 16:28
  2. Roma, the arena of Sky Blues artistry; Stadio Olimpico­ the hell of giants and Lazio the inexpensive, modest­ master of Calccio. We have a world to conquer, encore!

    From Tooraj, on Sun 16 Dec 9:29
  3. Roma, Milan and now Inter, Calccio claimants kneel one­ after another against Lazio. Danke Klose and Forza Sky­ Blues. Scodeto could be inside our reach, if we go on­ like this.

    From Tooraj, on Sun 16 Dec 9:23
  4. Only Klose !

    From Ali, on Sun 16 Dec 4:57
  5. up inter

    From uzoma, on Sat 15 Dec 20:07

    From Tom, on Sat 15 Dec 19:59
  7. forza internazionale!!!

    From pugsly, on Sat 15 Dec 19:59
  8. Lazio vs Inter 3;1 Klose 2 goals FORZA LAZIO!!!

    From Dejan, on Sat 15 Dec 19:38
  9. What can content we fans is only victory over Inter,­ Lazio can outclass Stramaccioni's team, if they­ profit from their speed and intellect.

    From Tooraj, on Sat 15 Dec 8:58
  10. Inter are well aware that holding off Lazio at­ Olimpico is by no means an easy business, for this­ they'll appear this evening highly planned and­ prudent. Yet on the other side, Sky Blues pay no heed­ to the guest's recent dismal results and are­ resolute leave the pitch with every three points. This­ match won't be uneventful.

    From Tooraj, on Sat 15 Dec 8:54
  11. 2-1 lazio klose 26 candreva 58 cassano 73

    From Jordan, on Fri 14 Dec 23:19
  12. A pan-blue meeting, fight for not falling and strategic­ trial of two name-seeking managers. The strips of which­ contender is bluer to win the day? will inter be­ afflicted by the same fate as Milan and Roma did?

    From Amir, on Fri 14 Dec 9:11
  13. A determining battle against the north millionaires to­ secure the second position and defend the Eternal­ City's reputation. 11 adroit, persistent Gladiators­ can guarantee this want. Come on Lazio!

    From Amir, on Fri 14 Dec 8:48
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