Benevento (AP) – In the brother duel of the Inzaghis, Simone is further ahead – at least as a coach. The 44-year-old came to a 1-1 draw with Lazio Rome at the Italian football championship against Benevento Calcio – trained by Filippo Inzaghi (47), who became world champion in 2006 as a player with Italy.
After two duels so far it is still 1-0 after victories for the younger Inzaghi. Simone won the only previous meeting of the two as a coach when Lazio beat Filippo Inzaghis Bologna 2-0 in December 2018.
The draw was now too little for Lazio against the newly promoted team. The brothers, both previously successful professionals, usually talk to each other on the phone every day. “I always get emotional towards him, it’s not a game like any other,” said Simone Inzaghi. “We are opponents for 90 minutes and then we hug.”
Lazio attacker Ciro Immobile (25th) put the Romans ahead, before Pasquale equalized Schiattarella (45th) before half time. Lazio is already clearly behind the leaders and behind the European Cup places. Newcomer Benevento is six points behind Lazio in the center of the table.