In Serie A, of the last seven home games against the Nerazzurri, the Biancocelesti have lost four and won two. The other worrying number is that of goals conceded (12) against the best attack in Serie A
Simone Inzaghi challenges his past. On Saturday the Inter coach returns to the Olimpico and faces Lazio: kick-off at 6pm. It is the first time that he finds himself on the bench as an opponent of the Biancocelesti. A return from the national break in style for the two teams. The Nerazzurri are third in the standings with 17 points won in seven games, while Sarri’s men occupy sixth place with 11. A match that could be affected by injuries and commitments with the national teams. To evaluate the conditions of Immobile and Correa, the first for the usual muscle problem in the thigh. The Argentine, on the other hand, accused a discomfort in the left adductor. The Nerazzurri medical staff will decide upon his return. Lautaro and Vecino will return to Milan on Friday evening, Sanchez and Vidal even on Saturday morning.
The break allowed Lazio to recover energy after the heavy knockout against Bologna before the break, even if Sarri in defense will have to do without the suspended Acerbi. New headache for the coach. Data in hand, the biancoceleste team is the one among the seven big players to have conceded the most goals. There are 12 in seven games. Never so bad at the beginning of the season in previous experiences in Serie A for the Tuscan coach. Inter respond with 22 goals scored so far: the best attack in the league. Still unbeaten like Milan and Napoli, the only defeat came in the Champions League against Real Madrid.
Lazio and Inter have met on 178 occasions. The balance sheet smiles at the Nerazzurri: 73 wins against the 46 Biancocelesti successes, 59 draws. The last match at the Olimpico ended 1-1: goals from Lautaro and Milinkovic-Savic. It was 4 October 2020. The Biancocelesti’s most recent home success, however, dates back to 16 February 2020: 2-1 in the 90 ‘. Before that match, Lazio had not surpassed the Nerazzurri at the Olimpico since the 15/16 season. In the last seven home games, in fact, the Capitoline club has won only twice (then a draw and four knockouts). Now, however, he is preparing to face Inter with a streak of 16 consecutive Serie A victories in his own stadium, the best he had done only in 2002. One of the most famous precedents dates back to May 5 of that year, when he scored the fourth goal of the challenge was Simone Inzaghi. Then we remember the double final of the 2000 Italian Cup, won by the Biancocelesti. And again, the ’98 Uefa Cup final won by the Nerazzurri against Eriksson’s group. Stories of iconic challenges. Saturday at the Olimpico the last act of a long sporting rivalry. Lazio-Inter is always a special match.
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