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Inter drops first factors in Serie A in 3-1 loss at Lazio

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Lazio's Luis Alberto, third left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Lazio’s Luis Alberto, third left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his facet’s second aim in the course of the Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Inter Milan at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. (AP Picture/Gregorio Borgia)

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Inter Milan dropped its first factors of the fledgling Serie A when it misplaced at Lazio 3-1 on Friday.

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri’s substitutions made the distinction as Pedro and Luis Alberto got here off the bench to attain two targets within the remaining quarter-hour after Inter ahead Lautaro Martínez cancelled out Felipe Anderson’s opener.

“The depth of Inter’s midfield seemed to be dropping so I might danger placing on two much less bodily however very technical gamers,” Sarri mentioned.

The outcome moved Lazio a degree above Inter after two wins and a draw for the capital facet in its opening three matches.

“Our downside has at all times been consistency, so we’ve to handle this outcome nicely and attempt to comply with up on it, take the constructive vitality it can provide us with out pondering that it is going to be simpler in opposition to one other group,” Sarri added.

Inter was considered one of solely three groups in Serie A with most factors from its first two matches, together with Roma and Napoli, however knew it confronted its sternest check but at coach Simone Inzaghi’s former membership.

It was finish to finish in Rome and performed at a excessive tempo. Lazio broke the impasse 5 minutes earlier than halftime when Sergej Milinković-Savić lifted a ball excessive and Felipe Anderson acquired in entrance of Inter defenders Federico Dimarco and Alessandro Bastoni to move into the underside left nook.

Inter leveled six minutes after the break, nonetheless. Lazio didn’t clear a free kick and Denzel Dumfries nodded it again to Martínez, who simply acquired in entrance of teammate Romelu Lukaku to fireside in from shut vary.

Dumfries virtually gave Inter the lead moments later however his header at point-blank vary was fantastically palmed away by Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel.

Sarri made his modifications shortly after, sending on Pedro and Luis Alberto for Mattia Zaccagni and Matías Vecino.

They proved the distinction as Milinković-Savić whipped in a cross from the best and Pedro minimize it again for Luis Alberto to energy into the highest proper nook from 20 yards.

Pedro acquired on the scoresheet when he leapt onto a unfastened ball, following contact within the space between Ciro Motionless and Inter defender Matteo Darmian, and curled it into the highest proper nook to seal the match with 4 minutes remaining.

DESTINY WINS

Udinese earned its first victory by coming from behind to win at Monza 2-1 and depart Silvio Berlusconi’s membership nonetheless looking for its first factors in Serie A.

Monza was purchased by former Italian premier and ex-AC Milan proprietor Berlusconi in 2017 and reached the top-flight for the primary time in its 110-year historical past by profitable the Serie B playoff final season.

Nonetheless, it has misplaced its first three Serie A matches.

Udinese’s comeback was full 13 minutes from time with a transfer began and completed by Future Udogie. Isaac Success collected Udogie’s throw-in and handed again to the on-loan Tottenham ahead, who performed a swift one-two with Ilija Nestorovski earlier than firing within the winner.

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