Italian Serie A
Inter Milan1Lazio2

Inter Milan 1-2 Lazio

Inter v Lazio
Lazio are struggling to match their third place finish of last season

Inter Milan missed a chance to stretch their lead at the top of Serie A as two goals from Antonio Candreva ended a seven-game winless run for Lazio.

Candreva struck from the rebound when his 87th-minute penalty was saved by Samir Handanovic after Felipe Melo's foul on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Both teams finished with 10 men as Melo and Milinkovic-Savic were then sent off in separate late incidents.

Mauro Icardi had earlier cancelled out Candreva's impressive strike.

The Italy midfielder's low shot from 18 yards, following a well-worked corner, put Lazio ahead in the fifth minute.

But Icardi sprinted though to find the bottom corner in the second half.

Melo climbed all over Milinkovic-Savic for a clear-cut penalty, which Candreva fired home at the second attempt for his fifth goal of the season.

Brazilian Melo earned a straight red for a wild challenge on Lucas Biglia, shortly before Milinkovic-Savic was given a second yellow card for time-wasting.

Inter go into the winter break with a one-point advantage over Fiorentina and Napoli as they search for their first title since 2010.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 14Montoya
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 12TellesSubstituted forPalacioat 89'minutes
  • 83Felipe MeloBooked at 90mins
  • 17Medel
  • 11BiabianyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBrozovicat 58'minutes
  • 10JoveticSubstituted forLjajicat 58'minutes
  • 44Perisic
  • 9Icardi

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 6Dodô
  • 7Kondogbia
  • 8Palacio
  • 13Guarín
  • 21Santon
  • 22Ljajic
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 77Brozovic
  • 97Manaj

Lazio

  • 99Berisha
  • 29Konko
  • 33Dos Santos Nascimento
  • 2Hoedt
  • 26Radu
  • 21Milinkovic-SavicBooked at 90mins
  • 20BigliaBooked at 49mins
  • 16Parolo
  • 87CandrevaBooked at 90minsSubstituted forGabarrón Gilat 90+5'minutes
  • 17MatriSubstituted forDjordjevicat 74'minutes
  • 10Pereira GomesSubstituted forBalde Diaoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gabarrón Gil
  • 5Braafheid
  • 6Mauri
  • 9Djordjevic
  • 14Balde Diao
  • 23Onazi
  • 32Cataldi
  • 44Prce
  • 55Guerrieri
  • 66Matosevic
  • 70Oikonomidis
Referee:
Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Attendance:
46,260

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamLazio
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Lazio 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Lazio 2.

Attempt missed. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo Brozovic with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Wesley Hoedt (Lazio).

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

Foul by Patric (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Patric replaces Antonio Candreva.

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

Foul by Filip Djordjevic (Lazio).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio).

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

Foul by Filip Djordjevic (Lazio).

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

Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

Booking

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Lucas Biglia (Lazio) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Felipe Melo (Inter Milan) is shown the red card.

Foul by Felipe Melo (Inter Milan).

Lucas Biglia (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Rodrigo Palacio replaces Alex Telles.

Offside, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic tries a through ball, but Felipe Melo is caught offside.

Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

Goal!

Goal! Inter Milan 1, Lazio 2. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Antonio Candreva (Lazio) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Felipe Melo (Inter Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Lazio. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Keita replaces Felipe Anderson.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Abdoulay Konko.

Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

Hand ball by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio).

Foul by Alex Telles (Inter Milan).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Filip Djordjevic replaces Alessandro Matri.

Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcelo Brozovic with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Antonio Candreva (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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