MX23RW : Saturday, January 19 00:48:17
May 1, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stadio Olimpico
Lazio
2-0
Inter Milan
Klose (8'), Candreva (83' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-0)

Murillo (83')

Result: Lazio end Inter Milan's Champions League hopes

Inter Milan's Champions League hopes are ended as goals from Miroslav Klose and Antonio Candreva hand Lazio a 2-0 win over the Nerazzurri at the Stadio Olimpico.

Goals from Miroslav Klose and Antonio Candreva saw Lazio beat 10-man Inter Milan 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico this evening to end the visitors' hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

The Nerazzurri needed a win to keep their top-three chances alive, but the defeat leaves them trailing Roma by seven points with only two games of the season remaining.

Antonio Candreva kicks to score a penalty during the Serie A match between Lazio and Inter Milan at Olympic Stadium in Rome on May 1, 2016© AFP

The match was just eight minutes old when Klose opened the scoring, playing a one-two with Senad Lulic to race through on goal before delaying his finish and coolly scooping the ball over the keeper from close range.

It was the 37-year-old's fifth goal in his last six games for the club, continuing what is expected to be the farewell tour of his career with reports suggesting that the German will retire at the end of the season.

Inter looked for an equaliser and almost got it shortly before the half-hour mark when Stevan Jovetic latched on to a cross into the box, but his effort was too central and Federico Marchetti was able to make the save.

Clear chances were few and far between for either side, though, and it wasn't until seven minutes from time that either were able to create another golden opportunity.

It was one that Lazio took to wrap up the game too, with Jeison Murillo being penalised for a foul on Balde Keita inside the area that also earned the Colombian a second yellow card, forcing the visitors to see out the game with just 10 men.

Candreva took on the penalty duties and converted in emphatic fashion, firing his spot kick into the top corner to leave Samir Handanovic no chance.

There was no way back for Inter after that as their poor away form continued, with Roberto Mancini's side having picked up just one win in their last nine matches on the road now.

Lazio, meanwhile, return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats and have now won consecutive home league games for the first time since October to climb up to eighth in the table.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus19172038112753
2Napoli19142337172044
3Inter Milan19123431141739
4Lazio199552821732
5AC Milan198742620631
6Roma1986534241030
7Sampdoria198563223929
8Atalanta BCAtalanta1984739271228
9Torino196942419527
10Fiorentina196852518726
11Parma197481723-625
12SassuoloSassuolo196763032-225
13CagliariCagliari194871725-820
14Genoa195592535-1020
15Udinese194691623-718
16SPALSPAL1945101527-1217
17Empoli1944112237-1516
18Bologna1927101529-1413
19FrosinoneFrosinone1917111237-2510
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo1918101435-218

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