Before taking on Marseille in C3, Lazio de Sarri won the bet to dominate Inter Milan in their stronghold of Olimpico (3-1).
Simone Inzaghi was back on Saturday with the club he successfully coached between 2016 and 2021. He was then able to see that he left a beautiful legacy in the Italian capital as his Nerazzurri underwent the Biancocelesti law, even conceding their first setbacks of the season in the championship (1-2).
Inter cracks towards the end
The two teams fought a good fight. There was spirit and the will to win on both sides, but we thought it was a draw that they were going to leave each other. It was before the conclusion of the 81st minute when Felipe Anderson picked up the ball released by Samir Handanovic following a shot from Ciro Immobile. The Inter players protested, arguing that one of their teammates was down, but the goal was perfectly valid.
At 2-1, Inter threw all their strength into the battle to get back to the mark. But instead of saving the point of the draw, the locals ended up conceding a third. At the start of added time, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic victoriously headed a free kick well kicked by Luis Alberto. The Serbian struck again against his favorite victim in Serie A.
Inter may have regrets at the end of this meeting, especially since he was the first to score through Ivan Perisic (12th), following a fault by Eised Hylaj in the box. To see the Romans pick up the mark, it was then necessary to wait for the 64th minute and a goal from the inevitable Ciro Immobile. It was Alessandro Bastoni who committed the irreparable by touching the leather of his hand.
By losing this Saturday, Inter remains stuck in 3rd place in the standings. The Lombard could find themselves seven points behind the Neapolitan leader at the end of this day. Lazio, it climbs to 5th place, two units from its opponent of the day. It was the best preparation before challenging Olympique Marseille in the Europa League.