Final score

27 February 2011 20:45

Sampdoria
0 - 2
Inter
49' (2nd half) Eto'o
28' (2nd half) Sneijder
referee Andrea Gervasoni / linesmen Ghiandai, Giordano / 4th man Rizzoli
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Minutes Text commentary
46' The whistle goes and it's nil all at the end of the first half
45' Referee Gervasoni signals a minute of added time
45' Eto'o receives a pass from Kharja on the edge of the box but he shoots straight into Curci's arms
43' WOODWORK: Poli hits the upright to Julio Cesar's left following Guberti's short pass
41' A back-pass from Kharja finds Eto'o who hares towards the goalmouth. Curci intervenes
39' Sampdoria come close to opening the scoring. Dessena crosses for Ziegler but is tackled well by Ranocchia. Poli picks up the rebound but Nagatomo confidently takes the ball off him
34' A great chance missed by Inter: Lucio clears, Pazzini hits a low cross into the box but no one can get on the end of it
32' The Dutch midfielder takes a free kick, and Curci has to punch clear
32' Guberti fouls Sneijder but he can't understand referee Gervasoni's decision
29' Guberti finds himself in space to cross from the right wing but Nagatomo blocks it for the samp third corner. Ziegler takes it but Lucchini's shot ricochets off Maccarone. Mannini gets to the rebound but Julio Cesar is equal to it
27' Ziegler shoots but Lucio intercepts and Julio Cesar dives to save on the ground
23' Poli attempts a right-footed shot from outside the box. Wide, but not by much
19' Inter put the pressure on all around the Samp area. Kharja hits hard and low but the defence manages to clear
16' A wonderful ball from Sneijder making Curci dive full-length to save
16' Inter free-kick after Gastaldello fouls Sneijder
14' Palombo sets Mannini up but Lucio is there with a perfectly timed challenge
13' Sneijder crosses towards the far post, Kharja heads narrowly wide of Curci
9' Kharja crosses from the right to Chivu who shoots but Gastaldello blocks for a corner
5' Another corner for De Carlo's team: Ziegler takes it, there's a scramble in the box but Julio Cesar rises above them all to pluck the ball out of the air
4' First corner to Sampdoria: Ziegler takes it and Gastaldello header is easily caught by Julio Cesar
1' Welcome to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Geno for Sampdoria v Inter Week 27 of Serie A 2010/11. The first meeting between the two ended up 1-1 with goals from Guberti and Eto'o
1' Inter attack immediately with Nagatomo breaking on the right wing and sending Eto'o on a run towards the Sampdoria defence. Gervasoni gives away a free-kick
1' Sampdoria win the toss and kick off
1' For Sampdoria three central defenders, five in midfield and only Guberti to help Maccarone
1' Pazzo is applauded by Sampdoria fans as he warms up on the pitch before the match. He returns the applause
1' Giampaolo Pazzini returns to the Marassi stadium for the first time in an Inter shirt while Jonathan Biabiany is wearing a Samp shirt, on the bench. maicon is ruled out of the match (disqualified) and Nagatomo starts in right full-back position, with Chivu on the left and after his speedy recovery Ranocchia makes his return in centre of defence alongside Lucio
Minutes Text commentary
49' Gervasoni blows the final whistle: Sampdoria v Inter ends 0-2 to the visitors. Awaiting tomorrow's game between AC Milan and Napoli, the Nerazzurri move up to 2nd in the table on 53 points, two behind leaders AC Milan
49' INTER 0-2! Eto'o picks up a long ball, dribbles past Luccini and fires between Curci legs to make the points safe
48' Curci again denies Eto'o in the area
45' Four minutes of added time given
45' Chivu is booked for fouling Macheda
44' CURCI KEEPS SAMP IN THE GAME. Pandev feeds Eto'o, who takes the ball wide on the right and snaps a shot at goal. The keeper gets down well to save at a stretch
43' Di Carlo has his last roll of the dice: Poli off, Macheda on
43' Leonardo looks to shore things up for the remaining minutes, bringing on Mariga in place of Pazzini
39' GREAT SAVE BY JULIO CESAR. Biabiany plays in Koman, who shoots from a wide angle. The Brazilian blocks it at the near post
39' Another substitution for Sampdoria: Koman on for Guberti
36' Poli also goes into the book for a foul on Pandev
35' SNEIJDER HITS THE POST. Another freekick by the Dutchman: this time it hits the woodwork, though Curci was covering
34' Volta is shown a yellow for continuing to hold back Eto'o
32' First change for Sampdora: Dessena makes way for ex-Nerazzurri player Biabiany
28' GOAL FOR INTER! Inter have a freekick 25 yards out in a central position; Sneijder bends the ball around the wall and inside the post to make it 0-1 to the Nerazzurri.
25' Lucio booked for a foul on Maccarone
24' Palombo wastes the chance as he hits the ball into the stands
23' Poli wins a freekick off Lucio, just outside the box on the left-hand side
21' Ziegler's dummy is followed by a shot from Palombo. Ranocchia heads clear
20' Chivu fouls Mannini. Freekick for Sampdoria
18' Leonardo makes his first change: Kharja is replaced by Pandev
18' WHAT A SAVE BY JULIO CESAR! Maccarone latches on to a through-ball and runs towards goal but the Inter keeper slides in and wins the ball with his feet
16' Sneijder lets fly with his left and the ball goes just wide of Curci's right-hand post
15' Nagatomo puts in a decent ball from the right. Volta does well to clear the danger
3' Ziegler's cross is met by Dessena at the near post; well wide of goal
1' The second gets underway with the same teams
Zanetti
6.89
6.89
Stankovic
6.66
6.66
Julio Cesar
7.76
7.76
Chivu
6.53
6.53
Lucio
6.97
6.97
Eto'o
7.62
7.62
Sneijder
8.04
8.04
Pandev
6.81
6.81
Mariga
6.26
6.26
Ranocchia
8.31
8.31
Pazzini
5.79
5.79
Kharja
5.87
5.87
Nagatomo
7.15
7.15
Average rating 6.97
5 shots on target 8
3 shots off target 3
14 fouls committed 20
5 corners 3
3 offsides 0
38% ball possession 62%
Di Carlo v Inter: Di Carlo seeking first win; 15 goals conceded in 6 matches

This is the seventh time Di Carlo has taken on Inter as a coach, with 4 wins for Inter and 2 draws so far. The Nerazzurri have scored in all 6 games - 15 in total.

Leo v Samp: one home win each

This is the third time Leonardo has faced Sampdoria as a coach in a competitive fixture. Both previous games were won by the home side, with no draws

Pazzo's first as an ex

This will be Giampaolo Pazzini's first game at the Marassi stadium since leaving Sampdoria: the Pescia-born striker made 87 appearances between January 2009 and January 2011 for the Blue Hoops netting 48 goals, many of which proved decisive in helping take Samp into the Champions League qualifiers.

Just 2 goals for Inter in 450 mins against Sampdoria; none in 237 mins in Marassi

Inter have drawn 3 blanks in their last 5 competitive fixtures against Sampdoria, and they have only scored 2 goals in the other 2 games: Ibrahimovic in Inter 1-0 Sampdoria (Coppa Italia, 23/04/2009) and Eto’o in Inter 1-1 Sampdoria (Serie A, 24/10/2010). The Nerazzurri haven't scored at the Marassi stadium for 237 minutes, since Ibrahimovic's 33rd minute strike in Sampdoria 1-1 Inter on 30 August 2008 (Serie A). They have failed to find the net in the remaining 57 minutes of that match plus the 2008/09 Coppa Italia game (3-0) and the 2009/10 Serie A match (1-0).

Best and worst attacks in 2011

Considering only 2011 league games, and excluding the rescheduled matches initially due to be played last year, Inter have the best attack in Serie A (22 goals), while Sampdoria are second last on 5 goals. The Ligurian side have managed to score in just 2 of their last 11 Serie A games - at home against Roma (2-1) and Bologna (3-1), ending the other 9 games goalless.

200 league games in Italy for Martinez

Should he play today, Gilberto Martinez will make his 200th appearance in Italian league games. He has racked up 120 Serie A matches and 79 Serie in B, playing for Brescia, Roma and Sampdoria. He made his debut on 15 September 2002 in Brescia 1-2 Piacenza 1-2 (Serie A).

Maccarone seeking his 100th strike in Italian professional leagues

Massimo Maccarone has scored 99 goals in Italian professional leagues, wearing the colours of Prato, Empoli, Siena, Palermo and Sampdoria: 49 in Serie A, 26 in Serie B and 24 in Serie C-2. His first goal dates back to 4 October 1998 in Prato 2-0 Pergocrema (Serie C-2).

Di Carlo hoping to secure his 100th league win as coach

Domenico Di Carlo is one win away from making it 100 victories in professional league games. His 99 wins – in charge of Mantova, Parma, ChievoVerona and Sampdoria – are divided as follows: 31 in Serie A, 33 in Serie B, 18 in Serie C-1 and 17 in Serie C-2. Di Carlo's very first league win came on 31 August 2003: Mantova 1-0 Belluno (Serie C-2). Of his 273 total games as a coach, he has also drawn 96 and lost 78.

Inter come good after the break: 53% of their goals come in the last 30 minutes

In Serie A 2010/11 Inter are the team that has earned the most points in the second half. Compared to their first-half scorelines, they are 14 points better off after 90 minutes. Inter have scored more goals in the last half hour (including added time) of games than any other side on Serie A 2010/11: 25 of their 47 total goals (53.2%). 16 of those goals have been scored between the 61st and 75th minute (the highest number in Sere A 2010/11) and 9 in the last 15 minutes (including added time).

Almost a year since Inter's last sending-off in the league

Inter are one of only 2 teams in the 2010/11 Serie A season - along with Cagliari - yet to have had a player sent off. The last player to be given their marching orders in a league tie for Inter was Muntari on 12 March 2010, in a game Inter lost 3-1 away to Catania. Since then they have played 36 league games without receiving a red card.

No draws for Inter in 15 league games, in 16 for Leonardo

Inter haven't drawn a game in their last 15 league fixtures, winning 10 and losing 5. Their last draw was on 10 November away to Lecce (1-1). Leonardo hasn't drawn any of his last 16 Serie A games (11 wins and 5 defeats); His last draw was Milan 2-2 Catania on 11 April 2010.

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wins(27) draws(21) defeats(12)

starting lineups

Curci 1 Julio Cesar
Volta 55 Nagatomo
Gastaldello 6 Lucio
Lucchini 15 Ranocchia
Mannini 26 Chivu
Dessena 14 Kharja
Poli 4 Zanetti
Palombo 5 Stankovic
Ziegler 10 Sneijder
Guberti 7 Pazzini
Maccarone 9 Eto'o

substitutes

Da Costa 12 Castellazzi
Koman 8 Motta
Lackzo 17 Mariga
Martinez 20 Obi
Biabiany 23 Materazzi
Macheda 27 Pandev
Zauri 29 Coutinho