Lazio-Inter 3-1, Sarri drops three of a kind against Inzaghi: overtaking and first place

Biancocelesti in goal with Felipe Anderson, Luis Alberto and Pedro. Lautaro’s goal is not enough for the Nerazzurri

Lazio beat Inter 3-1 in the match valid for the third day of Serie A 2022-2023. Sarri’s team – scoring with Felipe Anderson, Luis Alberto and Pedro – rises to 7 points and overtakes Inzaghi’s team, taking the lead in the standings awaiting the other matches of the weekend. The Nerazzurri, who are not satisfied with Lautaro’s provisional draw, remain at 6.

THE MATCH – Inter starts with an aggressive attitude and goes to the shooting in a couple of occasions with Gagliardini. Lazio shakes and hits a shot in the 16 ‘. Marusic suggests from the left, Immobile turns diagonally and touches the post: ball out of a few centimeters. The biancocelesti manage to stem Lukaku and Lautaro, while in the attacking half Zaccagni stands out for his initiatives on the left front of the attack.

Lazio broke the deadlock in the 40th minute. Milinkovic Savic, for once not stamped by Gagliardini, brushes a suggestion for Felipe Anderson. The Brazilian cuts in the area behind Bastoni and heads Handanovic: 1-0 with a ‘sarriano’ goalseen many times in Napoli a few years ago with the inclusion of Callejon.

The second half begins with the fireworks. Lazio is close to doubling with Immobile, on the other side in the 50th minute Lautaro draws. Dumfries keeps a ball alive with a header, the Argentine striker anticipates Provedel and hits the mark: 1-1. Lazio feel the blow, Inter immediately close to the advantage.

Cross from the left, head of Dumfries and Provedel saves with a splendid intervention. Sarri’s line-up is shaken with the entries of Luis Alberto and Pedro, who give back vivacity to the hosts and – above all – in the 74th minute they pack the extraordinary goal of the 2-1. Pedro suggests, Luis Alberto shoots right: perfect winger, ball at the corner of the posts. The Nerazzurri try to straighten out the match in the last quarter of an hour. Inzaghi throws Correa and Dzeko into the fray but doesn’t break through. Lazio holds up and at 85 ‘places the blow of the definitive knockout. Pedro focuses from the left, powerful right at the far post: 3-1, game over.