In a riveting Serie A clash, Inter Milan triumphed 2-0 against Lazio, further strengthening their position atop the league standings. The encounter unfolded at the Olimpico on Monday (18/12/2023) in the early hours of WIB.
The Nerazzurri set the tone with an offensive display from the onset. Two attempts within the first five minutes showcased their intent, although Lazio’s defense managed to thwart these early efforts.
Gradually, Lazio wrested control of the game, launching relentless attacks. However, Inter’s defense skillfully blocked several goal attempts by the home team.
A critical error unfolded in the 40th minute as Adam Marusic’s backpass failed to reach goalkeeper Ivan Provedel. Lautaro Martinez seized the opportunity, pilfered the ball, and skillfully outwitted the keeper to net a goal, propelling Inter to a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Lazio had a golden chance early in the second half, with Nicolo Rovella firing a close-range shot that was expertly denied by Yann Sommer.
Inter maintained defensive solidity as Lazio pressed forward, making it challenging for Biancoceleste to find the equalizer. The turning point came in the 66th minute as Inter executed a counterattack, culminating in Marcus Thuram’s goal. Inter now led 2-0.
The game opened up further after Inter’s second goal, with Lazio struggling to anticipate and counter Inter’s attacks. The challenge intensified for the home team.
Lazio found themselves down to 10 men in the 87th minute. Manuel Lazzari received a straight red card from the referee after a challenge on an Inter player, seemingly due to excessive protests from Lazzari.
No additional goals transpired in the remaining time, and Inter emerged victorious with a 2-0 win.
- Mario Gila
- Felipe Anderson
- Lautaro Martinez