Italian Serie A
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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
  • 83MeloBooked at 90mins
  • 17Medel
  • 11BiabianyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBrozovicat 58'minutes
  • 10JoveticSubstituted forLjajicat 58'minutes
  • 44Perisic
  • 9Icardi

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 6Pires Ribeiro
  • 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
  • 10Felipe AndersonSubstituted forKeitaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gabarrón Gil
  • 5Braafheid
  • 6Mauri
  • 9Djordjevic
  • 14Keita
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Lazio 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Lazio 2.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Wesley Hoedt (Lazio).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Patric (Lazio).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Lazio. Patric replaces Antonio Candreva.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Filip Djordjevic (Lazio).

  11. Dismissal

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Filip Djordjevic (Lazio).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Radu (Lazio).

  16. Booking

    Antonio Candreva (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Dismissal

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Felipe Melo (Inter Milan).

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th December 2015

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