Final score

24 October 2010 20:45

Inter
35' (2nd half) Eto'o
Sampdoria
17' (2nd half) Guberti
referee Daniele Orsato / linesmen Calcagno, Nicoletti / 4th man Gava
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Zanetti
6.64
6.64
Cambiasso
5.8
5.8
Julio Cesar
5.57
5.57
Samuel
6.53
6.53
Maicon
5.11
5.11
Biabiany
4.67
4.67
Chivu
4.37
4.37
Santon
5.81
5.81
Obi
5.49
5.49
Lucio
7.39
7.39
Eto'o
7.57
7.57
Sneijder
4.87
4.87
Pandev
4.65
4.65
Coutinho
7.54
7.54
Average rating5.86
7shots on target3
8shots off target3
12fouls committed11
9corners1
1offsides2
69%ball possession31%
Benitez v Sampdoria/Di Carlo

The Spanish tactician faces Sampdoria and their coach Domenico Di Carlo for the first time in his career.

Di Carlo v Inter

Domenico Di Carlo encounters Inter for the sixth time after 4 defeats and 1 draw. The Nerazzurri have scored in all 5 games for a total of 14 goals.

Inter's home invincibility

The Nerazzurri haven't lost at home since their 1-0 Champions League loss to Panathinaikos on 26 November 2008, winning 39 and drawing 12 of their following 51 games. In national competitions, Inter are unbeaten at home since their 2-1 league defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008, with 40 wins and 13 draws from their successive 53 Serie A, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup games. In Serie A, Inter's home invincibility is 44 games: 33 victories and 11 draws since that 2-1 defeat to Juventus in March 2008.

Maicon and goals against Curci

Inter's Maicon has scored more against Curci than any other goalkeeper in Italy. Of his 16 goals for the Nerazzurri, Maicon has put 2 past the Sampdoria custodian.

Cassano chasing 100th goal for Italian clubs

Antonio Cassano has scored 99 goals for Italian clubs: 80 in Serie A, 6 in the Coppa Italia and 13 in European competitions. The Sampdoria striker, who has also played Italian football for Bari and Roma, scored the first of those 99 goals in Bari's 2-1 Serie A win over Inter on 18 December 1999.

No Samp goal in 5 trips to Inter

Sampdoria last scored away to Inter in a 1-1 Serie A draw on 16 September 2006. Flachi scored a penalty for the Genoa outfit in that game. Inter have since entertained Samp on five occasions: 0-0 in 2006/07 Coppa Italia, 3-0 in 2007/08 Serie A, 1-0 in 2008/09 Serie A, 1-0 in 2008/09 Coppa Italia and 0-0 in 2009/10 Serie A.

Samp's away form

Sampdoria have scored and conceded in 10 of their last 11 away games, netting 14 goals and letting in the same number. Only in their 0-0 draw at Cagliari on 22 September did the Blucerchiati fail to score or concede.

Sampdoria KO in just one of last 15 league games

Sampdoria have lost only one of their last 15 Serie A matches: a 2-1 home defeat to Napoli on 19 September. Of the other 14 games, Samp have won 8 and drawn 6.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(36)draws(16)defeats(8)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1Curci
Maicon 13Zauri
Lucio 6Volta
Samuel 25Gastaldello
Chivu 26Ziegler
Zanetti 4Guberti
Cambiasso 19Palombo
Biabiany 88Tissone
Sneijder 10Koman
Coutinho 29Cassano
Eto'o 9Pazzini

substitutes

Castellazzi 12Da Costa
Materazzi 23Dessena
Santon 39Accardi
Muntari 11Mannini
Nwankwo 40Pozzi
Obi 20Poli
Pandev 27Marilungo