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Dec 15, 2012 at 7.45pm UK at Stadio Olimpico
Lazio
1-0
Inter Milan
Klose (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Late Miroslav Klose strike floors Inter Milan

A late strike from Miroslav Klose against the run of play sinks Inter Milan.

A late strike from Miroslav Klose was enough to seal all three points for Lazio in their Serie A clash with Inter Milan tonight.

The hosts crafted the first scoring opportunity of the evening in the third minute when Hernanes latched onto Senad Lulic's pass and narrowly missed the top corner.

Lazio continued to see more of the ball in the final third, coming close again on 14 minutes when Michael Ciani hit one from range that almost crept in.

Lazio's Abdoulay Konko and Inter Milan's Diego Milito battle for the ball on December 15, 2012© PA Photos

Hernanes and Cristian Ledesma were next to try their luck in front of goal, but a combination of solid defending from Inter and some poor finishing kept the scores level.

The visitors started slowly but they began to apply some pressure around the half-hour mark. Andrea Ranocchia was gifted a free header inside the box on 32 minutes, only to put it wide.

Inter started the second half brightly and began to take control of the game. Fredy Guarin was particularly lively, causing the Lazio defence all kinds of problems and shooting narrowly wide just after the hour mark.

Guarin struck the post moments later and further Inter chances were wasted by Diego Milito and Walter Gargano.

Lazio's Hernanes almost punished the visitors for their wastefulness on 71 minutes when he forced an excellent save from Juan Pablo Carrizo with a right-footed missile.

However, the hosts found themselves on the back foot again moments later with Yuto Nagatomo and Antonio Cassano both forcing a good saves out of Federico Marchetti.

Lazio's Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring against Inter Milan on December 15, 2012© PA Photos

The hosts stole to the lead against the run of play when Stefano Mauri played a deft through-ball to Klose and the German striker fired into the centre of goal for 1-0.

Klose's strike proved decisive as Inter could not find a way through despite having the better of the attacking possession in the second half.

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