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1 vs 3
Played
May 9, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ M. Bergonzi‎
Attendance:‬ 47000‎
 
Samir Handanoviç 22′ (OG)
 
Hernanes 45+3′ (PG)
 
Ogenyi Onazi 77′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Inter 1-3 Lazio

Goal.com rates the players on show as the Biancocelesti capitalise on poor defending to keep their European aspirations alive at the expense of Andrea Stramccioni's deflated side

By Tom Webber

  • Samir Handanoviç
    2
    0
    2.50

    Samir Handanoviç

    The keeper had an absolute shocker as he failed to deal with Candreva's cross and gifted the opposition the lead by inadvertently turning into his own net.

  • Andrea Ranocchia
    1
    1
    1.50

    Andrea Ranocchia

    The defender was involved in both of his side's defensive slip-ups. There was a lack of communication for first goal and he brought down Floccari for a penalty.

  • Á. Pereira
    0
    1
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Should have been quicker to close Candreva as the winger's cross resulted in the opening goal, but he was far more eager to press at the other end.

  • Juan Jesus
    0
    1
    2.50

    Juan Jesus

    The Brazilian was involved in the mix-up which saw Lazio take the lead midway through the first half, and he hardly inspired confidence thereafter.

  • Jonathan
    0
    1
    3.00

    Jonathan

    Was keen to push forward and put the ball into the box but he was exposed early on by Lulic. He was withdrawn after 30 minutes due to an injury.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    8
    0
    3.00

    Mateo Kovačić

    The young Croatian was in decent form as he was the creative hub in the Inter midfield. His brilliant dribbling and inch-perfect passing were key to all of Inter's brightest moments.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    2
    2
    2.50

    Ricardo Álvarez Flop of the Match

    He showed superb ability in the air to head home in the first half but despite continually getting into dangerous areas he could not add to his tally, missing a pivotal penalty.

  • Fredy Guarín
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fredy Guarín

    Stepped up his game after the break and should have scored one of three decent chances. His persistence won a penalty but Alvarez could not convert.

  • Zdravko Kuzmanovic
    0
    1
    2.00

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic

    A disappointing performance from a player who was practically a non-entity for the first 45 minutes. His long range efforts were not threatening and neither was his delivery.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    0
    0
    2.50

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Did not provide enough forward momentum to push Inter up the pitch. He was denied a great goal by a top-drawer save from Marchetti in the first half.

  • Tommaso Rocchi
    0
    1
    3.00

    Tommaso Rocchi

    The veteran was unable to get a goal against his former club but showed plenty of desire to get into space. Came close on one occasion.

Substitutions

  • Simone Pasa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Simone Pasa

    Came on for Ranocchia who took a knock in the 53rd minute and had a relatively comfortable spell.

  • Marco Benassi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marco Benassi

    Replaced Jonathan in the 31st minute and provided a lot more solidity on the right. However, he was not quite as adventurous as his team-mate.

  • Luca Garritano
    0
    0
    3.00

    Luca Garritano

    Brought on for Kuzmanovic in the 80th minute.

  • Federico Marchetti
    1
    0
    3.50

    Federico Marchetti

    Could do very little to keep out Alvarez's header but he showed his quality with some excellent saves.

  • Andrè Dias
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrè Dias

    The Brazilian was not particularly mobile in the first half and struggled to track the runners through the middle. He was replaced by Ciani at half-time.

  • Stefan Radu
    0
    0
    3.00

    Stefan Radu

    Failed to close down the Inter players in the wide areas, making it easy for them to flight crosses into the area. Put in a great block on Rocchi before the break.

  • Abdoulay Konko
    0
    0
    3.00

    Abdoulay Konko

    He was sporadic, yet successful, in his attempts to join the attack but allowed Pereira space to supply the Inter equaliser.

  • Hernanes
    1
    0
    3.00

    Hernanes

    Picked out some clever passes early on but was forced to work quickly as Lazio played on the counter-attack. Capped his 100th Serie A performance with a converted spot-kick.

  • Senad Lulic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Senad Lulic

    The Bosnian was quick to exploit the space behind Jonathan in the opening 30 minutes and he put some dangerous balls into the area.

  • Cristian Ledesma
    0
    0
    3.00

    Cristian Ledesma

    Put in a combative performance in midfield and ran himself ragged. He was not shy of going in for a challenge.

  • Lorik Cana
    2
    0
    2.50

    Lorik Cana

    Did not even offer a contest as Alvarez rose to head the ball into the back of the net. He was fortunate the Argentine missed from the spot after his clumsy tackle.

  • Antonio Candreva
    2
    0
    4.00

    Antonio Candreva Top of the Match

    Continually supplied width to the Lazio attack which spread Inter out and created plenty of space. He should have added one himself before the interval.

  • Miroslav Klose
    1
    0
    2.50

    Miroslav Klose

    The German was unable to match his five-goal haul at the weekend, wasting a great chance after just nine minutes. Could not be found in the areas Petkovic would have wanted.

  • Sergio Floccari
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sergio Floccari

    His presence no doubt contributed to the error for the opening goal and a brilliant run drew a foul from Ranocchia for the penalty.

Substitutions

  • Michael Ciani
    0
    0
    3.00

    Michael Ciani

    Was brought on in place of Andre Dias for the second half and performed capably in the heart of defence.

  • Alvaro Gonzalez
    0
    0

    Alvaro Gonzalez

    Came on for Floccari in the 59th minute and immediately looked to get involved in the action. Did well to close the space and limit Inter to efforts from range.

  • Ogenyi Onazi
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ogenyi Onazi

    Replaced Ledesma on the hour mark and ended up providing more than would have been expected with a monstrous strike for Lazio's third which secured the win.

Results
 
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