Witness the complete playback and highlights of the thrilling encounter between Lazio and Inter. The action kicks off at 19:45 (GMT) on the 17th of December 2023. The officiating duties for this matchup will be handled by the esteemed F. Maresca. The clash will take place at the iconic Stadio Olimpico as part of the 16th week of Italy’s Serie A in the 2023/2024 season.
Lazio vs Inter Milan Full Match Reports
Simone Inzaghi’s Inter Milan squad put an end to a five-year drought without an away victory against Lazio, securing a commanding 2-0 win in the capital and stretching their Serie A (SA) lead to four points.
With their eyes set on another Scudetto, Inter ventured to the capital aiming to solidify their standing as frontrunners for the title. Despite a first half largely dominated by the home team, the visitors capitalized on a catastrophic Lazio mistake to break the deadlock. Intercepting Adam Marušić’s errant backpass, Lautaro Martínez rounded goalkeeper Ivan Provedel, ultimately slotting the ball into an unguarded net. It was a source of frustration for Lazio, who had previously come close twice through Ciro Immobile, making them somewhat unfortunate to be trailing.
The second half unfolded in a similar fashion, with Lazio’s inability to convert their chances providing Inter the chance to widen their lead. This time, it was Marcus Thuram, whose powerful strike eluded two Lazio defenders and the goalkeeper, finding its way into the far left corner. Another goal for the dynamic Martinez and Thuram partnership, accounting for over 50% of Inter’s total SA goals this season, amounting to 22.
A quick save from Provedel prevented Hakan Çalhanoğlu from notching a third late in the game, but it had no impact on the outcome. Lazio’s woes deepened as Manuel Lazzari received a straight red card for dissent with two minutes remaining, marking the first time Maurizio Sarri has suffered a home defeat against Inter in his managerial career. With this loss, Lazio now finds themselves outside the top half in SA.
Man of the Match: Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan).