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86'
Pedro
C. Immobile
3 - 1
83'
M. Brozović
Yellow Card
75'
Luis Alberto
Pedro
2 - 1
51'
Lautaro Martínez
D. Dumfries
1 - 1
40'
Felipe Anderson
S. Milinković-Savić
1 - 0

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Possession
47% 52%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 7
Total Passes 503 539
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Commentary

Lazio have continued their strong recent record at home to Inter then. If they can carry on winning at the Stadio Olimpico, they'll be a force to be reckoned with this season. That's all for now. Goodbye!
Lazio go top of Serie A for now with this victory. They're unbeaten in their last seven league games now and look well-equipped to challenge for the top four again. Inter drop to fourth in the table. Inzaghi's men still have plenty of firepower and won't concede many goals this season of the quality they conceded here. All they can do is bounce back quickly.
Inter's hopes of regaining their Serie A title from rivals AC Milan have suffered an early blow! Lazio have stormed to a deserved victory thanks to the second-half introductions of Luis Alberto and Pedro, who both scored. Inter dominated this game in spells but couldn't make the most of them. They'll have plenty to think about.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: LAZIO 3-1 INTER
90' + 5' Immobile gets the chance to add further gloss to Lazio's victory as Luis Alberto sends him scampering through on goal. The Lazio captain shoots from a difficult angle, forcing Handanovic to save at his near post. There's no time for anything else. That's that!
90' + 4' Provedel again dives low to keep out Martinez's effort from distance. The Lazio keeper's done well when called upon.
90' + 2' Calhanoglu's potshot from outside the box is easily saved by Provedel. Inter are now rushing into taking low-quality shots. They know the jig is up.
90' + 1' Inter's latest attack breaks down, and Lazio counter! Pedro sends Cancellieri into the left of the box. The substitute drags the ball wide of the right-hand post.
90' There'll be six minutes added on before full-time. It feels like an opportunity that Inter don't deserve, but there have been quite a few stoppages.
88' Inter are still creating chances but it's got to be too late for them now. Martinez heads over from Darmian's nodded pass.
C. Immobile
Assist
86' Again, saying Immobile assisted that goal is a touch generous, but Lazio won't care! Pedro's introduction has undoubtedly swung this match their way. Inter will be stunned.
Pedro
Goal
86' GOAL! LAZIO 3-1 INTER! Pedro has surely secured the win for Lazio and put this game to bed! Immobile goes down under pressure in the box but manages to find the Spaniard wide left. The substitute jinks into the box, checks onto his right foot, and curls the ball wonderfully past Handanovic into the far top corner.
85' Inter are trying their best to score again, but they've looked less threatening since their triple change earlier. Brozovic has a pop at goal from outside the box blocked by Pedro. Inter get a corner, and De Vrij heads wide from Calhanoglu's cross.
Marcos Antônio
D. Cataldi
84' Cataldi heads off too. On comes Marcos Antonio, who'll slot into Lazio's midfield.
M. Cancellieri
Felipe Anderson
84' That's Felipe Anderson's last act of the game. His first-half goal looks likely to prove crucial. Cancellieri trots on the pitch for Lazio.
M. Brozović
Yellow Card
83' Brozovic is booked for dissent. His reaction to Felipe Anderson being given a free-kick wasn't the best.
83' Felipe Anderson gets impeded by Bastoni as he tries to break out of his own half. The Brazilian has been a constant outlet for Lazio.
81' Lazio had 65 per cent possession in the 15 minutes prior to Luis Alberto's goal. Inter can't say they weren't warned.
79' Inter win a corner as they try to up the tempo again. Skriniar finds Calhanoglu, whose shot from range is blocked. Dzeko heads the rebound over from the centre of the box.
J. Correa
N. Barella
77' The unfortunate Barella goes off too. Inter's Argentine forward Correa comes on.
H. Çalhanoğlu
R. Gagliardini
77' Inter respond immediately to going behind again. Gagliardini off. Calhanoglu on.
Pedro
Assist
75' Pedro can claim the assist for spotting Luis Alberto, but it was a simple pass back really. The real assist may have come from Barella, who may have got a slight touch on the ball to deceive Handanovic. Still, you can take nothing away from the strike.
Luis Alberto
Goal
75' GOAL! LAZIO 2-1 INTER! What a goal by Luis Alberto! When Pedro collects a loose cross down the left, it looks like nothing's on for Lazio. The Spaniard lays off to his fellow substitute and compatriot Luis Alberto, who spanks one into the top right corner from distance. What a way to restore Lazio's lead!
72' The game's turned bitty due to all the substitutions. It doesn't help that play's paused for another cooling break.
E. Hysaj
M. Lazzari
71' Lazio substitution. Hysaj replaces Lazzari at right-back.
R. Gosens
F. Dimarco
69' Dimarco goes off too and is replaced by Gosens. Inter now have fresh legs on both flanks.
M. Darmian
D. Dumfries
69' Dumfries makes way next. Strange change, given how influential he's been. Darmian replaces him at right wing-back for Inter.
E. Džeko
R. Lukaku
68' Inter switch up their frontline. Dzeko comes on for Lukaku.
67' Lazio seem to have recovered from their brief wobble after Inter's equaliser. Inter will make a few changes now.
65' Inter now have a free-kick in a similar position to the one they scored from earlier. Again, Dimarco fires in. Skriniar gets a free header but it's too tame to beat Provedel.
A. Marušić
Yellow Card
64' Marusic is booked for arriving late on Gagliardini, sending the Inter man rolling across the turf. He can have no complaints.
62' Lazio cut out Dumfries' latest delivery. Immobile skips forward, taking four Inter players on, and is brought down just inside the D. Play continues.
60' Lukaku powers towards the byline and elects to pass back to a team-mate. The Belgian eventually gets into position and heads Dumfries' whipped cross high and wide.
59' Lazio make progress down Inter's right, but Immobile can't find time and space for a shooting opportunity.
Luis Alberto
M. Vecino
58' Here's Lazio's second change. The quiet Vecino is replaced by Luis Alberto.
Pedro
M. Zaccagni
58' Zaccagni makes way first. His booking will limit his ability to handle Dumfries' attacking threat. Pedro comes on for Lazio.
57' Lazio are preparing changes. It's a wise move, as the momentum of the game is starting to swing back in Inter's favour.
M. Zaccagni
Yellow Card
56' Zaccagni picks up the game's first yellow card for a poor challenge on Dumfries.
55' Gagliardini heads wide from Barella's cross. Inter are starting to find plenty of joy in the air.
53' Inter nearly take the lead! Their wing-backs are at the heart of their play again, as Dumfries nods Dimarco's high cross into the turf. The ball bounces up awkwardly for Provedel, who has to tip it over the crossbar. Lazio survive the corner as Martinez heads over, but they suddenly seem vulnerable.
D. Dumfries
Assist
51' Dumfries deserves his assist. He's been Inter's biggest attacking threat so far. Lazio will be disappointed to have given him so much time to pick Martinez out.
Lautaro Martínez
Goal
51' GOAL! LAZIO 1-1 INTER! Lazio have switched off and been punished! Dimarco swings the free-kick in left-footed. The hosts win the first header but can't stop Dumfries winning the second. The Dutchman flicks the ball on to Martinez who's suddenly unmarked. The Argentine converts to draw Inter level!
49' Dumfries looks to beat Zaccagni down the right and forces the Lazio winger into bringing him down. Inter now have a promising free-kick.
47' Inter almost concede a second at the start of the half! Handanovic saves low at his near post when Lazio race upfield and Immobile fires at goal from a tight angle. The visitors survive the resulting corner as Felipe Anderson nods Cataldi's ball in wide.
45' Inter get the second half started. No changes at half-time.
Lazio have scored in their last 10 Serie A home games now. The Biancocelesti are a force to be reckoned with at the Stadio Olimpico. Inter had more shots and possession than the hosts in the opening 45 minutes here, but failed to convert that into a solid advantage. Inzaghi's men now face the challenge of coming from behind in the second half.
The players walk down the tunnel as the Lazio fans sing giddily along to Freed from Desire. They have good reason to be pleased with their team so far. Lazio started slowly here, but have looked the more threatening side and Felipe Anderson's header has given them a foothold in the game. Inter have been guilty of squandering their early control.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: LAZIO 1-0 INTER
45' + 2' Inter try in vain to equalise before the break. Lazio have everyone behind the ball though, which makes things tricky. Marusic easily beats Dumfries to a header, and the referee blows for half-time.
45' There'll be two minutes of added time before half-time.
44' Provedel calls for support from his team-mates after he punches away Dumfries' dangerous cross. Lazio will be delighted to go in at the break a goal up.
42' VAR checks for a possible penalty for Inter as Dumfries takes a tumble in Lazio's penalty area. After watching the incident back, the officials decide no further action is needed. Inter may disagree.
S. Milinković-Savić
Assist
40' It's no surprise to see Milinkovic-Savic having fun against Inter again! The Serbian's delivery there for Felipe Anderson was sublime. Inter have let things slip after looking so assured early on in this game.
Felipe Anderson
Goal
40' GOAL! LAZIO 1-0 INTER! Milinkovic-Savic floats an excellent high throughball into Inter's box. Felipe Anderson runs in behind Dimarco to nod past Handanovic who's caught in no man's land. It's first blood to Lazio!
38' Lukaku gets up to reach Dimarco's cross and nod it towards goal. The header doesn't worry Provedel too much, but the game's getting a little frantic.
36' There's action at both ends! Felipe Anderson reaches the byline and finds Immobile near the penalty spot. Handanovic is well-placed to tip the striker's shot away. Inter race forward and Martinez tries to muscle his way past Patric. He goes down in the box but it's never a penalty.
34' Zaccagni receives possession down the left, cuts onto his right foot and smacks the ball against Skriniar's head to earn a corner for Lazio. Handanovic tips it away under very little pressure.
33' Barella is so eager not to foul Zaccagni he goes into a tackle with his hands in the air, trips and brings down the Lazio winger anyway. The Inter midfielder's risking a yellow card with all the fouls he's making.
32' Zaccagni shoots from the left of the box, forcing Handanovic to make a smart save to prevent him from finding the bottom left corner.
31' Romagnoli gets the better of a 50/50 challenge with Martinez, winning a free-kick in the bargain. The Argentine helps the Lazio defender to his feet.
30' Zaccagni wins a free-kick down Lazio's left as he's bundled over by Barella. Sarri's men are growing into this game.
29' Vecino ventures into Inter's penalty area and is nudged off-balance by the visitors as the cross comes in. That's canny defending.
26' Play resumes. Provedel denies Barella's snap attempt at goal from the right of the box.
24' Play stops so the players can enjoy a brief cooling break. There are balmy conditions in the Stadio Olimpico at the moment.
22' Lazio get a free-kick in Inter's half as Barella barges over Felipe Anderson. The delivery is nothing the visitors can't handle. Martinez spots Provedel off his line and takes a wildly ambitious shot from the halfway line. It bounces wide.
20' Brozovic is penalised for catching the foot of Marusic as the Montenegrin defender stepped in to clear the ball. Brozovic's challenge was just a touch late.
19' Lukaku gets his head to Dimarco's inswinging corner inside the six-yard box but the Belgian can't keep his header down.
17' Patric hands Inter their first corner of the game, playing it safe with a clearance with Martinez lurking behind him.
15' Lazio get the game's first decent chance! Marusic cuts the ball back for Immobile in the centre of the box. Lazio's captain shoots for the bottom right corner but drags his shot just wide of the post.
14' Gagliardini fires wide from distance as Inter immediately counter. There's a decent rhythm to this game so far.
13' Skriniar slides in to intercept a promising Lazio throughball as they stream towards Inter's penalty area.
11' Inter are making Lazio's 4-3-3 look more like a 4-5-1, given how much the hosts are having to defend early on. Dimarco's high cross from the left is headed away.
9' Inter are playing with typical patience, attempting to draw Lazio out. Dimarco pops the ball inside to Gagliardini on the edge of the penalty area. The midfielder's unable to control it though, and Patric hooks it away.
7' Dumfries fizzes a low cross into the box that Gagliardini knocks first-time into the arms of Provedel.
6' Milinkovic-Savic is wincing and hobbling after racing fruitlessly after a throughball into Inter's box. Thankfully he looks able to continue.
5' Provedel comfortably saves Dumfries' right-footed shot from the right of the box. Inter have made a strong start to the match.
3' Inter get settled in possession at the back as the Lazio fans boo and whistle De Vrij's every touch. They still haven't forgiven the nature of the Dutchman's move between the two clubs in 2018. The visitors work the ball down Lazio's right and cross into the box. Lazio clear it easily.
1' The hosts Lazio get this match underway!
The one thing to expect when Lazio and Inter meet of late is the unexpected. In the last eight Serie A matches between this pair, the same result has never been repeated twice in a row. Lazio are unbeaten in their last three home games against the Nerazzurri though. This will be an early test of Inter's chances of regaining the title crown they lost so narrowly last season.
There's just one change to Inter from their easy 3-0 win over Torino. Gagliardini gets the nod in midfield ahead of Calhanoglu, who starts this game on the bench.
Maurizio Sarri names an unchanged Lazio side from the one that started their 0-0 draw away to Torino last time out. Milinkovic-Savic will be excited to play Inter again; the Serbian has scored five goals in his last seven matches against them.
SUBS: Hakan Calhanoglu, Joaquín Correa, Robin Gosens, Andre Onana, Alex Cordaz, Raoul Bellanova, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Matteo Darmian, Lucien Agoume, Edin Dzeko, Kristjan Asllani.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic (c); Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni; Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Roberto Gagliardini, Marcelo Brozovic, Federico Dimarco; Romelu Lukau, Lautaro Martinez.
SUBS: Marius Adamonis, Toma Basic, Stefan Radu, Luis Maximiano, Pedro, Marcos Antonio, Nicolo Casale, Luis Alberto, Gila Fuentes, Matteo Cancellieri, Luka Romero, Elseid Hysaj.
LAZIO (4-3-3): Ivan Provedel; Manuel Lazzari, Patric, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Matias Vecino; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile (c), Mattia Zaccagni.
Inter have started their title challenge strongly though, winning both of their games so far. The Nerazzuri have won their last three away league games but have yet to win four in a row under Simone Inzaghi. To do so now would be an early statement to their title rivals.
This early-season clash between two of Serie A's top five last season looks promising on paper. Lazio have gotten off to a solid start to their campaign, picking up four points from their first two games. The Biancocelesti are now looking to win their first two home league games of the season for the first time since 2015-16.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of this Serie A match between Lazio and Inter at Stadio Olimpico, Rome.