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Lazio 0 – 3 Inter Milan | Icardi scores a double2 min read

Lazio 0 - 3 Inter Milan | Icardi scores a double

Serie A Highlights: Icardi brace helps impressive Inter beat Lazio 3 – 0 away from home to secure their sixth straight win in the Serie A this season.


Marcelo Brozovic‘s goal sandwiched between two Mauro Icardi goals helped Inter to a comfortable 3 – 0 victory over Lazio in the Stadio Olimpico. The result stands testament to Inter’s revival from their shaky start to the season, which included shock defeats to Sassuolo and Parma

Luciano Spalletti made 3 changes from the side that lost to Barcelona in the Champions League. Vrsaljko, Politano and Mario replaced D’Ambrosio, Candreva and Valero. Meanwhile, Simone Inzaghi also makes three changes to his side that beat Marseille in the Europa League. Wallace, Caceres and Leiva made way for Felipe, Badelj and Marusic.

After a commanding start, Inter went ahead through skipper Mauro Icardi in the 28th minute. It was a messy goal as Lazio missed several chances to clear before the Argentinean striker scored from close range with a typical striker’s finish. Ciro Immobile gets booked, losing his cool minutes later after he made a poor tackle near the halfway line. Just a couple of minutes later, Milan Badlej is forced to come off after what seems to be a woeful injury.

Matias Vecino almost makes it 2-0 to Inter not once but twice in a span of four minutes, initially firing a great shot and forcing an even better save from Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha and then drawing another save from the goalkeeper just minutes later before Marcelo Brozovic finally gave his side a two-goal cushion with a low driven shot from the edge of the box beating Strakosha with the help of the slippery surface five minutes before the break.

Lazio exhibited little sign of a passion after the break and Icardi ultimately put the game to bed in the 70th minute. The Argentine latched onto a Borja Valero through ball, cut inside Senad Lulic before firing a low shot past Thomas Strakosha to get his second of the game

The result put Inter in the second place in the Serie A table, level with Napoli and six points behind league leaders Juventus.

Inter Milan now host Genoa in the Serie A on Saturday, 3rd November before hosting Barcelona for the return leg of the Champions League tie on Wednesday, 7th November. Meanwhile, Lazio host SPAL in the same competition on Sunday, 4th November before hosting Marseille for the return leg of the Europa League fixture on Thursday, 8th November.

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