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Benevento coach Inzaghi: Strange for everyone facing Simone's Lazio

Benevento coach Pippo Inzaghi admits it was "strange" facing brother Simone after Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Lazio.

Ciro Immobile's opener was a spectacular volley and the Aquile dominated the opening 44 minutes, but were caught out by Pasquale Schiattarella on a corner.

Inzaghi said, “It was a strange game, an emotional evening to play against my brother's team, the side I usually cheer on as their Number One Fan. I found a photograph today of me and Simone in Piacenza at the stadium with a cushion from the arena.

“I had to put it all to one side and focus only on the game for 90 minutes, try to put it out of my mind," confessed Pippo.

“It's odd too for our parents, his children, my nephews, but it's the essence of football, being opponents for 90 minutes. We'll have to go through it all again in four months.

“It was really weird last night, as we spoke on the phone at about midnight, the way we usually do. We tend to chat about how the players are going, what we're planning tactically, but obviously we had to steer clear of all that! It was a tricky conversation to have.

“It was tough celebrating for a goal scored against my brother and he did the same, we were quite reserved on the touchline compared to usual. There's nothing you can say, the things my brother achieved with Lazio are extraordinary and he deserves so much credit."

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