Carried by an excellent Luis Alberto, Lazio brought down Inter Milan this Friday at the Stadio Olimpico (3-1)

Inter conceded their first defeat of the season at Lazio Rome (3-1), Friday during the 3rd day of Serie A, trapped by the Spanish entrants Luis Alberto and Pedro who tipped the match in the last quarter of hour. Simone Inzaghi will still have to wait to bring back a point as Inter coach on the field of Lazio, the club where he spent most of his career as a player and then learned the trade of technician.

Lukaku did not weigh

Like last year (already 3-1 defeat), Inzaghi took a lesson in efficiency from his successor on the laziale bench, Maurizio Sarri. The latter aimed justly by launching Luis Alberto and Pedro just before the hour mark, while Inter Milan had just equalized by Lautaro Martinez (51st), in response to the opener from Felipe Anderson (40th) .

Luis Alberto restored the advantage to Lazio with a superb shot without control which left Samir Handanovic without reaction (75th). Pedro bent the meeting with a wrapped shot after a confused action in the Milan area (86th). “It’s a loss that hurts a lot. It was a balanced match. We had a good first half, but Luis Alberto’s goal broke the balance,”

Inter had however put a lot of pressure from the start, but struggled to be dangerous, like a Romelu Lukaku who barely had one chance, on a header that was too crushed (38th). Lazio had the best opportunities. If Ciro Immobile missed the target (16th) and stumbled on Handanovic (37th, 47th), she logically took the lead thanks to a close header from Felipe Anderson, on receiving a millimeter opening from the precious Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (40th).

Lazio provisional leader

Sarri’s team especially knew how to keep a cool head at the start of the second half when Inter pushed hard and equalized on a set piece concluded by Lautaro Martinez (51st). “This victory is important for us, it is the way forward to progress”, savored Pedro.

With two wins and a draw in three matches, the capital club temporarily takes the lead in the standings (7 pts), one point ahead of Inter, who won their first two games. In the other game of the day, Monza continued their difficult learning curve for their debut in the top flight with a third defeat in three matches, at home against Udinese (1-2).

Source: AS with AFP

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