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  • Writer's pictureSimon Basten

Last second equaliser

Updated: Feb 7

Game 8, Serie A

Saturday, October 30, 1999

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan

Inter Lazio 1-1

Thanks to a last gasp Pancaro equaliser, Lazio add a good point to the tally

Lazio started very well and played the first half hour beautifully, even though the only real opportunity for scoring came in the 23rd minute with a Juan Sebastian Veron assist for Marcelo Salas who put the ball wide. Salas also appealed for a penalty but the referee was not convinced.

Quite suddenly, in the 36h minute, Inter scored. Splendid long pass from Paulo Sousa to Ivan Zamorano who beat the Lazio defenders for speed and put the ball past Luca Marchegiani.

The Biancocelesti went into difficulty and Christian Vieri almost made it two in the 43rd minute with a splendid shot from 30 metres well saved by the Lazio goalkeeper.

In the second half, Lazio continued to have problems and their first shot on goal came in the 70th minute with Pavel Nedved but it was no problem for Angelo Peruzzi. Two minutes later Inter threw away the possibility of making it two. Javier Zanetti crossed from the right, the ball went over Marchegiani and fell exactly to Zamarano who had an open goal in front of him. His header however hit the woodwork.

Inter had complete control of the match and the game was ending when a freekick for a dubious foul on Beppe Pancaro was given to Lazio in the 90th minute. The free kick, near the corner on the left, was taken by Veron, the ball with lots of players trying to get at it, arrived two metres in front of Peruzzi, in came Pancaro and Lazio equalised.

Not a great match by Lazio’s usual standards, and probably an undeserved draw, but one more point to add to the tally and first place in Serie A confirmed.

Who played for Inter

Peruzzi, Panucci, Blanc, Domoraud, Zanetti, Di Biagio, Paulo Sousa, Jugovic (86' Dabo), Georgatos, Zamorano, Vieri.

Substitutes: Ferron, Fresi, Cauet, Moriero, Recoba, Baggio.

Manager: Lippi.

Who played for Lazio

Substitutes: Ballotta, Sensini, Gottardi, Mancini

Manager: Eriksson

Referee: Treossi

Goals: 36’ Zamorano, 90’ Pancaro



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