Rome moved to Milan in the race for Turin


“Lazio” in his field pulled out a comeback victory against inter and was the main rival of Juventus in the race for the scudetto.

Match leaders And without the participation of Juventus – as you are such a sign? Meanwhile, for the first time in years the fans in the Apennines (of course, in addition to Turin, giving the sympathies of the “Old Signora”), can enjoy the real fight for the scudetto. Bianconeri, of course, still in business – they have 57 points after 24 matches played. But literally on the heels of “inter” (54 points) and Lazio (53) – isn’t that the intrigue in the championship, which missed tifosi and fans of Italian football worldwide?

For full-time meeting competitors, Juventus came up with a curious and impressive series. Lazio last lost in the League on 25 September and not to someone, but just the “inter” in the arena of Giuseppe Meazza in Milan. After wards Simone Inzaghi broke two club records: issued the winning streak of 11 matches (it ended in a draw in the Rome Derby on January 25) and played 18 games unbeaten.

The Nerazzurri never left the pitch without points is slightly less than 16 meetings in a row, losing last in the series And on October 6 against Juventus. So, as you can see, a lot of the trio of leaders was tied to personal duels, which in the spring will mean a lot, if not all: it will be one of the first criteria for allocating places in case of equality of points.

Another interesting detail: the Romans never in this season has not lost at home (nine wins and three draws), the inter – on the road (the same nine wins and two draw).

Sunday night the fans were looking forward to a juicy confrontation extremely productive lines of attack. Top scorer Ciro Immobile biancocelesti with 25 goals in General ahead of the performance whole of Europe, and suddenly opened up in the current season the former striker “Locomotive” Ecuadorian Felipe Caicedo, adding eight goals and helped to make the attacking Duo for Lazio, the impact on the continent. However, the tandem of “inter” Lautaro Martinez Romelu Lukaku behind slightly, erecting the joint efforts of the 28 balls.

Not done both teams before an internal meeting and without significant personnel losses. The Romans due to injury could not play a key player left touchline Senad lulic of Lazio Roma, inter lost the captain and undisputed first number in the gate of Samira Handanovicha. And only in the second half it becomes clear that Milan’s loss resulted in more devastating consequences for the team Antonio Conte…

And the first half of the match was set up for the Nerazzurri fans in a major way. Even leaving on the bench for their recent recruits Christian Eriksen and Victor Moses, the guests quite confidently kept the game under control. At the same and very popular now in the Apennines tactical schemes (with three defenders, one holding midfielder, the mobile Quartet of Midfielders and a couple of lethal forwards) inter looked no worse than the hosts. And let the Romans once hit the bar, the shots on goal advantage was on the side of the hotel.

And this “extra” shot just brought the Nerazzurri scored the ball is actually in the locker room. Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha uncertainly parried the ball after a long range shot Antonio Candreva and Ashley young very successfully played on the rebound, shot into the top corner ricocheted from the lawn.

Soon after the break biancocelesti managed to win. Referee Gianluca Rocchi awarded a penalty in gate of visitors, and Immobile confidently brought your sniper account this season to 26 goals.

It is obvious that a draw in this game most of all would suit Juventus, preserved in this scenario, the separation in two points from the Nerazzurri and three from the Romans. However, both the pursuer Juventus are thought to be met in an internal duel anybody not particularly interesting divide points evenly.

In the end, more successful and persistent was the owners. In the middle of the second half they managed another attack, which was the removal of the ball by the defender “Intera” almost from the goal line, and a couple of failed attempts of finishing and smashing a shot by Sergei Milinkovic-Savic of which, it seemed, was a surprise for Daniele Padelli and who, perhaps, are able to reflect on the Almighty handanovič.

Conte had nothing left to throw into battle Moses with Eriksen, and almost immediately after the appearance both on the field inter have scored, it seemed that saving the ball. However, during the attack, culminating in a successful cross from young on the head of Martinez, was recorded for offside. And the goal is logical, the referees did not count.

In the end another chance to avoid defeat was from Lukaku, but the Belgian’s shot from the penalty area managed to block the defenders of the Romans. At the same time Immobile could have grabbed a brace when his tete-a-tete with Padelli brought Luis Alberto, but the best goalscorer of the Old world, throw the ball over the goalkeeper, the target was not hit.

Retaining the winning score, “Lazio” beat “inter” and only a point behind Juventus, the title race in Italy is gaining momentum!

The Championship Of Italy
24-th round

Lazio (Rome) – Inter (Milan) – 2:1 (0:1)

Goals: Young, 44 – 0:1. Immobile, 50 – from a penalty – 1:1. Milinković-Savić, 69 – 2:1

Lazio: Strakosha – Luiz Felipe Acerbi, Radu Leyva (Cataldi, 80) – marušić, Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto, Khoni (Lazzari, 63) – Caicedo (H. Correa, 63), Immobile (K)

Inter: Padelli – Godin (Sanchez 86), de fry, Skrinjar – Brozović (K) (Eriksen, 77) Yang, Barella, Vecino, candreva (Moses, 76) – R. Lukaku, L. Martinez

Warning: Leyva, 51. Luis Felipe, 57. Lazzari, 90. Milinković-savić, 90+4 de fry, 49. Godin, 79

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi

16 Feb. Rome. The Stadio Olimpico.

source: “Soviet sport”

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