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Played
May 13, 2012 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Olimpico — Roma
Referee:‬ A. Damato‎
Attendance:‬ 50000‎
 
59′ Libor Kozák
Diego Milito 45′ (PG)
 
90+1′ Stefano Mauri
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Lazio 3-1 Inter

Goal.com rates the players on show as Edy Reja's side come from behind to secure a win on the final day of Serie A but miss out on Champions League football next season

By Tom Webber

  • Albano Bizzarri
    27
    1
    3.50

    Albano Bizzarri

    Kept the score level for as long as he could with strong saves, particularly from Guarin. He guessed the right way on the penalty but Milito squeezed it into the corner.

  • Abdoulay Konko
    21
    3
    3.00

    Abdoulay Konko

    Started brightly with some penetrating runs down the left but became less adventurous as Maicon pushed forward. He struggled to deal with the Brazilian from then on and allowed him to provide too many deliveries.

  • Giuseppe Biava
    19
    1
    3.00

    Giuseppe Biava

    Was rarely faced with much direct competition during the game as Diakite tended to pick up Milito more often than not. Did not put a foot wrong in an effective display.

  • Lionel Scaloni
    19
    3
    3.00

    Lionel Scaloni

    Had a limited effect on the right as he struggled with Nagatomo in the early stages. That said, Inter provided little else down the left flank which made it a fairly comfortable night for the veteran.

  • Modibo Diakite
    39
    1
    3.00

    Modibo Diakite

    A decent performance from the Frenchman as he kept things simple all night long. He took no risks and made it difficult for any Inter player to get the better of him. An extremely solid display.

  • Antonio Candreva
    62
    3
    3.50

    Antonio Candreva Top of the Match

    His pace provided Lazio with moments of respite when they most needed it. He then found his shooting boots after the break and after playing a key part in the first goal, he added the second with a powerful strike.

  • Cristian Ledesma
    25
    5
    3.00

    Cristian Ledesma

    Made things difficult for his side when he gave away a penalty on the stroke of half time. However, his delivery was top-drawer all night and it was his corner that led to the first goal. He then split the defence for the third goal.

  • Lorik Cana
    91
    2
    3.00

    Lorik Cana

    He was the engine at the heart of Lazio's midfield. A number of crunching, yet well-timed, challenges broke up the play while his piercing runs forced the Inter players to retreat.

  • Senad Lulic
    36
    5
    3.50

    Senad Lulic

    Saw a lot of the ball early on and set up Mauri with a great ball inside three minutes but his team-mate's effort was blocked. Came back to life in the second with a superb run and cutback for Candreva's strike.

  • Stefano Mauri
    24
    2
    3.00

    Stefano Mauri

    Flitted around in the hole behind Kozak but frequently vanished for large periods throughout the game. Made little contribution after his early effort but popped up with the winner in stoppage time.

  • Libor Kozák
    36
    1
    3.50

    Libor Kozák

    Dropped deep to get involved with the play but left his side without a focal point in attack for large parts of the first 45 minutes. He headed his team back into the game before getting in behind the defence in the build-up for Mauri to add the third.

Substitutions

  • Alvaro Gonzalez
    18
    1

    Alvaro Gonzalez

    Brought on with seven minutes left to play which was not enough to impact the game.

  • Enrico Zampa
    16
    1

    Enrico Zampa

    Replaced Mauri in stoppage time and only spent a few minutes on the pitch.

  • Luca Castellazzi
    17
    32
    2.50

    Luca Castellazzi

    Was not called into action until the second half and made to good saves from Ledesma and Candreva. He could possibly have challenged Kozak as he headed in the equaliser and failed to keep out Candreva's goal, despite getting a hand to it.

  • Javier Zanetti
    27
    22
    3.00

    Javier Zanetti

    A very quiet night for the Argentine as he spent most of the game covering for Maicon, allowing the Brazilian more freedom to attack. Played in Pazzini in the closing stages to level the game but the striker hit the post.

  • Lúcio
    9
    38
    2.50

    Lúcio

    Made some clumsy tackles as he followed Kozak around the pitch. Failed to conduct the defence in the second half as they fell apart which ultimately lost the Nerazzurri the match.

  • Maicon
    39
    33
    3.50

    Maicon

    Probably the best player on the pitch for Inter. The opponents found it difficult to cope with his charging attacking runs but he also performed his defensive duties well. Won his side a penalty on the stroke of half time.

  • Walter Samuel
    22
    21
    3.00

    Walter Samuel

    Did well to recover and block Mauri's effort after just three minutes. Faced little direct opposition from Kozak but allowed the Czech striker too much space as he headed in the equaliser.

  • Yuto Nagatomo
    40
    22
    3.00

    Yuto Nagatomo

    Was the brightest outlet for his side in the early stages with his attacking forays down the left flank. His pace caused Scaloni no end of trouble but he stuck to defending in the second half.

  • Andrea Poli
    21
    49
    2.50

    Andrea Poli Flop of the Match

    A hugely ineffectual display from the 22-year-old. He struggled to get into the game in the first half and somehow managed to play an even lesser role after the break.

  • Esteban Cambiasso
    22
    16
    2.50

    Esteban Cambiasso

    Made some strong challenges and interceptions in the middle of the park. He was on hand to pick up every loose ball as he screened the defence capably.

  • Fredy Guarín
    56
    12
    3.00

    Fredy Guarín

    Provided the drive from midfield with a couple of surging runs. He forced Bizzarri into two strong saves before the half-hour mark. He was far more reserved in the second period.

  • Ricardo Álvarez
    24
    29
    2.50

    Ricardo Álvarez

    Occasionally got in some dangerous positions but lacked the pace to exploit the Lazio defence. His delivery from the wide areas was hugely disappointing.

  • Diego Milito
    48
    10
    3.00

    Diego Milito

    Did little to test Bizzarri and the Lazio defence in general in the first half, until he slotted home from the penalty spot. No one stepped up to supply the service to the striker in the absence of Wesley Sneijder.

Substitutions

  • Juan Jesus
    23
    13

    Juan Jesus

    Replaced Diego Milito in stoppage time to no effect.

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    15
    34
    2.50

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Played roughly 30 minutes for the Nerazzurri and continued his woeful form in front of goal. Blazed one effort over and failed to connect properly with another inside the six-yard box which deflected onto the post.

  • Samuele Longo
    25
    23
    3.00

    Samuele Longo

    Was given 15 minutes at the end of the game but made no impact on the match.

Results
 
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17 2
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Inter
15 0