Lazio beat Inter to boost title hopes
Lazio came from behind to beat Serie A title rivals Inter Milan and move one point behind Juventus.
Inter, who were looking to return to the top, led through Ashley Young’s volley – his first goal since moving from Manchester United last month.
25 goals in 26 games now for Ciro Immobile, who has a legitimate claim to being the best player the Europe so far this season. He's on course to break the Serie A goalscoring record for a season, but can he fire Lazio to the title? #LazioInter pic.twitter.com/xACu4093lf— Stories From The Stands (@StandsStories) February 16, 2020
But Serie A top scorer Ciro Immobile levelled with a penalty after he was fouled by Stefan de Vrij.
And Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s low finish from 14 yards out gave Simeone Inzaghi’s Lazio victory.
It was only a second league defeat this season since Antonio Conte took over at Inter – who ended with five 2019-20 signings from the Premier League on the pitch.
Things were looking bright when veteran English wing-back Young scored after Thomas Strakosha parried Antonio Candreva’s shot.
But Immobile levelled with his 26th Serie A goal of the season and Milinkovic-Savic, who earlier hit the bar from 30 yards, settled the game.
Inter had a late goal correctly ruled out, Lautaro Martinez was offside when he headed in Young’s cross.
Juventus took top spot earlier on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Brescia.
Source: BBC Sport