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Serie A

  • December 3, 2010
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: D. Orsato
  • • Attendance: 39710

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 5'
    That's it!! Lazio are victorious!!! What now for Inter? I have been David Schiavone and thank you for joining me this evening. Stay tuned to for all the post match coverage.
  • 90' + 4'
    Sneijder hits the bar. Drives forward and side foots from 18 yards but it smacks the crossbar.
  • 90' + 3'
    Rocchi is through on goal but he doesn't have the pace to get by Cordoba and his pass to the left is cut out by Lucio.
  • 90' + 2'
    Lazio now content to keep the ball, but Radu is forced to clear the ball out of play as Biabiany closes.
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionHernanes Mark Bresciano
  • 90'
    Four minutes of time added on...
  • 89'
    Goal Hernanes
  • 89'
    GGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!! HERNANES!!!!!!!!! The Lazio midfielder curls the ball round the wall and into the far corner, leaving Castellazzi with no chance. It may have taken a slight deflection off Santon, but they all count!!! That's the game!!!!
  • 88'
    Matuzalem wins a free kick right on the edge of the area slightly left of centre. Hernanes stands over it...
  • 87'
    Lazio look tired they have put in 100% tonight but can they hang on?
  • 86'
    SubstitutionSergio Floccari Tommaso Rocchi
  • 86'
    Biabiany gives the ball away but Lazio cannot make a 3v2 situation count as Cordoba makes a vital interception. Inter now on the front foot and they win a corner, the ball falls to Cordoba who blasts straight at Muslera from 6 yards out. The keeper didn't know much about it. Inter are getting closer.
  • 84'
    Sneijder with a speculative shot from 35 yards, it has Mulsera scampering across his goal but it goes a couple of yards wide of his right post.
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Stefan Radu
  • 82'
    SubstitutionFelice Natalino Davide Santon
  • 82'
    Hernanes plays the ball to Brocchi in the area on the right but his cross is blocked by Zanetti who gives away a corner. Floccari gets on the end of it but he heads back across goal and wide.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionMauro Zárate Cristian Ledesma
  • 80'
    Zarate is taken off for Ledesma as tries to tighten up the midfield area where Inter now hold the upper hand.
  • 78'
    Sneijder receives the ball from the right and hits the ball first time from the edge of the area. His volley is into the ground but it goes wide of the right had post.
  • 76'
    Could that give Inter some inspiration? They are certainly going for it with Lucio rampaging forward and drawing a foul from Mauri 27 yards out.
  • 74'
    Goal Goran Pandev
  • 74'
    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Pandev!!!!!!!!! Inter have forced themselves back into the game. Pandev rides two challenges, his shot hits off a sliding Dias but falls back into his path and he smashes home from 8 yards into the far corner.
  • 72'
    Alibec races into the box on the left side but Biava comes across to make a brilliant challenge and even wins a goalkick from the Inter player.
  • 70'
    Zanetti brings the ball forward, gives it to Biabiany but his reverese pass into the area isn't followed in by anyone and Dias clears.
  • 68'
    Hernanes has a long range shot it is parried by Castellazzi, only to Floccari who plays low ball from the left to the edge of the 6 yard area where Mauri is lurking but he doesn't connect with his shot and the ball rolls wide.
  • 66'
    Lazio winning all the 50/50 balls, they have started pressing higher up the park as well and Inter seem unable to cope with them, especially Hernanes who is pulling them apart in the final third.
  • 64'
    Sneijder breaks forward and finds Biabiany on the right, his low cross is aimed for Cambiasso but Lazio clear for a corner. The ball is floated in but Thiago Motta gives away a foul.
  • 62'
    Natalino and Zanetti have swapped flanks surely to combat the dangerous Zarate, but Lazio in response have swapped Zarate and Mauri over. Hernanes shows some samba stylings to keep the ball. Lazio are really enjoying themselves out there.
  • 61'
    Yellow Card Cristian Brocchi
  • 60'
    Cambiasso is trying to drive his team forward but everything he tries is cut out by Lazio. First Lichtsteiner then Dias. Up at the other end Zarate tries to get into the area before playing the ball back to Hernanes but his shot is fired over from outside the area.
  • 58'
    Rafa Benitez could well be staring unemployment in the face, he is unable to influence his team and they look void of any inspiration. The win will put Lazio on top if only until Milan play their match...
  • 56'
    Lazio counter through Zarate who is having his shirt pulled but he stays on his feet plays the ball to Floccari, who then tries to find Hernanes but he dummies the ball and there is no one behind him.
  • 54'
    SubstitutionSulley Muntari Denis Alibec
  • 54'
    Inter have it all to do and Benitez makes a change Muntari is hooked in place of Alibec.
  • 52'
    Assist Hernanes
  • 52'
    Goal Mauro Zárate
  • 52'
    GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! ZARATE!!!!!!!!!!! Long ball played diagonally from right to left by Hernanes to Zarate who is onside, being played on by Cordoba and Natalino. He brushes past the youngster into the box before dinking the ball over an onrushing Castellazzi.
  • 52'
    Brocchi is back on the field and makes a fantastic challenge on Sneijder on the edge of his area.
  • 52'
    Brocchi is back on the field and makes a fantastic challenge on Sneijder on the edge of his area.
  • 51'
    Lazio have a freekick on the left, it is played all the way back to Dias and Biava. Inter then win the ball back, but they seem lacking in ideas when moving forward.
  • 49'
    Brocchi looks to have a slight injury. Will he be able to carry on? Inter though give the ball away once more this time the culprit is Sneijder.
  • 47'
    Inter starting the second period with Pandev trying to force his way through four Lazio players but he is easily stopped and Lazio clear the ball into touch thanks to Dias.
  • 45'
    Lazio get the second half underway...
  • 45' + 3'
    The referee blows for half time here at the Stadio Olimpico. Lazio go into the break leading 1-0 thanks to a fortunate Biava goal. Can Inter mount a fightback? Join us in 15 minutes to find out.
  • 45' + 2'
    Lazio hold the ball well before choosing the right moment to attack through Lichtsteiner on the right but his cross is too close to Castellazzi. Little bit of an argument between Matuzalem and Sneijder but the referee gets in between them.
  • 45'
    Three minutes added onto the first half.
  • 43'
    Matuzalem has complete control of the midfield. He is directing Lazio from deep. Inter though win the ball back and come forward through Muntari on the left but his cross is behind his forwards and runs to the right side of the park.
  • 41'
    Zarate looking to break for Lazio but Natalino executes a well timed tackle on the forward.
  • 39'
    Thiago Motta with a 25 yard shot but Muslera saves and pushed the ball to his right.
  • 38'
    Zarate is looking lively on the left side. Lazio though have stopped with the pressing they did employ during the opening act. Inter are having plenty of the ball, but they are unable to break down an extremely well organised Lazio defence.
  • 36'
    SubstitutionDejan Stankovic Thiago Motta
  • 36'
    The Serbian coming off after overstretching for a tackle.
  • 36'
    Inter are going to change things with Stankovic coming off for Thiago Motta.
  • 34'
    Pandev is being booed by the Olimpico every time he touches the ball. Inter though have responded well and have upped the tempo a little but Lazio are equal to them thus far.
  • 32'
    Sneijder stings the palms of Muslera from a 25 yard freekick but the goalkeeper fists the ball clear just out of reach of an onrushing Pandev.
  • 32'
    Sneijder stings the palms of Muslera from a 25 yard freekick but the goalkeeper fists the ball clear just out of reach of an onrushing Pandev.
  • 30'
    The game has opened up. Inter go forward but cannot get any change from Biava and Dias. Pandev is shown making one of the worst dives I have seen, luckily the referee didn't, otherwise that was a surefire booking.
  • 29'
    Lazio pouring forward but Zanetti defends well from Lichtsteiner on the right.
  • 27'
    Goal Giuseppe Biava
  • 27'
    GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!! Biava!!!!!!! The corner is floated in from the left, Hernanes powers a header at goal, but it is well saved by Castellazzi who parries it for Cambiasso to overhead kick it clear but his clearance hits Biava who chests it in.
  • 26'
    Zarate shows some good dribbling to take the ball by Cambiasso only to win a corner. Zarate then has an other chance to take the ball into the box this time putting Biabiany on his backside but only winning a corner.
  • 24'
    Mauri wins a corner off Muntari. Played short to Hernanes but Lazio lose the ball and Inter break, but Matuzalem is quick to close and he wins a free kick. Matuzalem is having a positive impact on the match so far, switching the play well and hounding Inter when not in possession.
  • 22'
    Hernanes is brought down on the right side in line with the 18 yard box by Muntari. Yellow for the Inter player. Hernanes takes the free kick but it is easily cleared by Pandev.
  • 21'
    Yellow Card Sulley Muntari
  • 20'
    Zarate turns Natalino well before feeding Hernanes who is on the left wing and his cross almost finds Floccari but Cordoba gets in the way and heads out for a corner.
  • 18'
    Sneijder with a long range shot, but he gets it all wrong and it flies high and wide.
  • 16'
    Biabiany breaks down the right but is forced inside by Radu, so he feeds Muntari on the edge of the area and the Ghana international shoots from range but it hits Biava and trickles into Muslera's hands.
  • 14'
    Biabiany then floats a ball over from the right and Muntari tries to get on the end of it but Lichtsteiner closes well and puts the ball out for a corner, but it is easily claimed by Muslera.
  • 13'
    Lazio are not afraid to shoot as Zarate has another shot blocked. Brocchi is not giving any Inter player time on the ball, he seems to have the bit between his teeth this evening.
  • 11'
    Radu tries to take on Biabiany on the left but the Frenchman fends off the Lazio full back to win the ball. Natalino then receives the ball and looks calm as Radu surges towards him. He then wins a freekick from the Lazio fullback.
  • 9'
    Zarate has the ball on the left and plays the ball along the edge of the area to Hernanes who smashes the ball at Stankovic, then Dias gets onto the rebound and fires it into Lucio who crumples and the game has to be stopped.
  • 7'
    lazio break on the left but Natalino makes a good interception before clearing the ball. Lazio though are pressing high up the park and Brocchi wins the ball then a free kick in he Inter half.
  • 5'
    It is Lazio's turn to come forward and the come forward on their right but Lichtsteiner is taken out by a Muntari bodycheck. Inter regain possession and are happy to keep hold of the ball once more.
  • 3'
    Inter look to have settled first, passing the ball around well and building from the back, but they cannot break through on the right as Lazio have too many men back.
  • 1'
    Inter get the game underway here at the Stadio Olimpico...
  • Inter's Lineup [4-3-2-1]: 12 L. Castellazzi 57 F. Natalino 6 Lucio 2 I. Cordoba 4 J. Zanetti 5 D. Stankovic 19 E. Cambiasso 11 S. Muntari 88 J. Biabiany 10 W. Sneijder 27 G. Pandev
  • Lets look at Lazio's Lineup [4-2-3-1]: 86 F. Muslera 2 S. Lichtsteiner 20 G. Biava 3 A. Dias 26 S. Radu 32 C. Brocchi 11 Matuzalem 8 Hernanes 22 S. Floccari 6 S. Mauri 10 M. Zarate
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