ROME – Serie A, postponement of the 24th day. Lazio 2-1 2-1 , goal: Ashley Young at 43 ', Ciro Immobile on penalty at 50' and Sergej Milinkovic Savic at 69 '.
Delirium at the Olimpico for Lazio's comeback success against Inter. The Biancocelesti have beaten and surpassed the Nerazzurri in the standings taking less than one from the reigning Italian champions. The Olimpico challenge issued its verdict, Lazio are the anti Juve for the Scudetto. Also because the biancocelesti, compared to the nerazzurri and the bianconeri, are not involved in the european cups and will be able to prepare the championship games with a whole week of work available.
Lazio had a strong start against Inter and after just seven minutes of play Milinkovic Savic, who will then be the best on the field with ample detachment, hit the crossbar with a long distance fireball. Inter has been able to take the hit and managed to unlock the match at the end of the first half with the collaboration of Strakosha.
The Albanian goalkeeper of Lazio badly rejected a harmless shot by Candreva giving Ashley Young a tap in two steps. For the Englishman it is the first goal with the new shirt. In the second half, Lazio completed a comeback from applause. First the goal on the penalty of Immobile, propitiated by errors in the series of Skriniar, Padelli and de Vrij, then the magic of Milinkovic Savic on corner action.
In the final game, Inter touched the tie with Eriksen and Lukaku but also Lazio had their chances to score three to one, on all those that happened on Immobile's feet, who was stopped by a prodigious parade of Padelli, and Correa, who shot high from an excellent position.
From the refereeing point of view, the penalty given to Lazio is clear but the Nerazzurri protested for a long time in the first half for a bad entry by Milinkovic Savic on Barella. The Serbian practically stepped on the former Cagliari midfielder but the referee did not even warn him. Then Milinkovic will decide the game with the magic we just talked about.
This success projects Lazio to second place in the standings, less than one from Juve, but Inter also remains in the running for the Scudetto as the Nerazzurri are just three points away from the Bianconeri. It is the most beautiful championship in recent years.
Lazio 2-1 Inter, Scudetto challenge decided by a magic of Milinkovic in the second half.
Scudetto challenge at the Olympic Stadium, Lazio challenged Inter with a 3-5-2 against Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, S. Radu; Marusic, Milinkovic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Jony; Caicedo and Immobile.
Antonio Conte responded to Simone Inzaghi with a 3-5-2 with Padelli; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Vecino, Brozovic, Barella, Young; R. Lukaku and L. Martinez. The tender was arbitrated by Rocchi from Florence.
When the two teams entered the field, the Curva Nord exhibited a choreography to remember the historical twinning between the two fans.
The first great scoring opportunity was created by Lazio in the 7th minute, Sergej Milinkovic Savic started a sudden shot from the trocar which was printed on the crossbar with Padelli beaten.
At 19 'Inter touched the lead with Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian center forward kicked on Brozovic's assists but his shot was deflected for a corner by Barella. Inter lead 43 ', Strakosha's awkward rejection on a central shot by Candreva and Young's volley on his rejection. The first half ended on a zero result for Inter.
At 48 ', the referee awarded a penalty to Lazio for a foul by de Vrij against Ciro Immobile. After Skriniar's turn on a Lazio offensive pit, Immobile struck the ball to score but was pushed by de Vrij. Net penalty. From eleven meters Ciro Immobile has not made a mistake.
Lazio completed the comeback at 69 'with Sergej Milinkovic Savic. The Serbian midfielder stopped the ball after a save on Brozovic's line on a safe shot by Marusic, Savic brought the ball to the left and beat Padelli with a low shot.
At 79 ', Strakosha bravely dismissed a shot from distance by Eriksen, the action continued and Lautaro scored from head to goal but was in an offside position. It's over! Lazio beat Inter and overtook him in the standings, less than one from Juventus.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano