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Inter Through To Italian Super Cup Final After Breezing Past Lazio

Simone Inzaghi's team will now face Napoli on Monday night at the same stadium after the Italian champions beat Fiorentina 3-0 on Thursday.


Inter Milan’s French forward #09 Marcus Thuram celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the Italian Super Cup semi-final football match between Inter and Lazio at Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh, on January 19, 2024. (Photo by Fayez NURELDINE / AFP)

 

Inter Milan will face Napoli in the Italian Super Cup final after comfortably beating Lazio 3-0 in Friday’s clash in Riyadh.

Goals in each half from Marcus Thuram and Davide Frattesi and Hakan Calhanoglu’s penalty four minutes after the break were enough for Serie A leaders Inter to get past Lazio at Al-Awwal Park.

Simone Inzaghi’s team will now face Napoli on Monday night at the same stadium after the Italian champions beat Fiorentina 3-0 on Thursday.

Inter have a tight title race with Juventus and the Champions League last-16 to contend with in coming weeks but Inzaghi brought out the big guns to shoot down Lazio.

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An uninterested-looking Lazio barely had a kick in a one-sided contest which showed why Inter are favourites to take the Scudetto from Napoli come May.

Inter created a huge number of chances while Nicolo Barella and Lautaro Martinez both had efforts hit the bar in a dominant display.

Lazio meanwhile will head back to Rome after having barely created an opening in front of a largely tepid crowd in the Saudi Arabian capital.

Napoli’s win over Fiorentina was played out in front of a two-thirds empty ground and while Inter and Lazio had a bigger crowd there was limited enthusiasm from the stands.

This season’s Super Cup in the first to feature four teams, with the top two in last season’s Serie A and the two Italian Cup finalists contesting the tournament.

AFP