Final score

16 September 2012 20:45

Torino
0 - 2
Inter
38' (2nd half) Cassano
13' Milito
referee Luca Banti / linesmen La Rocca, Coroliato / 4th man Paganessi / assistants Bergonzi, Ciampi
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MinutesText commentary
48'Milito's 13th-minute strike gives Inter a 1-0 lead over Torino going into the break
45'Mr Banti has awarded 3 minutes of added time
44'Jonathan is on the ground with a shoulder problem following a clash with Bianchi
40'Some neat link-up play involving Sneijder and Milito frees Guarin for the shot, Gillet concedes the corner
39'Torino have a corner: Ogbonna's delivery is caught by Handanovic
38'Nagatomo picks up a yellow card for continuing his run and shooting after the ref had blown for offside
35'Juan Jesus is booked for a foul on Brighi
26'The resulting free kick is entrusted to Sneijder. He goes for goal and Gillet has to get down low to keep out the Dutchman's effort
25'Zanetti goes on one of his marauding runs down the flank, Masiello decides to block the captain's path with an arm: yellow
22'Bianchi goes into the book for a nasty studs-up challenge on Pereira: lucky boy, it could easily have been a red
17'Torino push forward again: Stevanovic picks out Santana, whose cross for Bianchi is cleared by Juan
16'Ogbonna hits a decent effort from range, Handanovic dives to make the save
14'The goal has sparked an immediate reaction from Torino. Santana pings in a cross which Ranocchia heads clear with Sgrigna lurking
13'GOAL FOR INTER! Torino's rear guard get themselves into a fix and the ball runs for Milito: the Prince powers a low finish past Gillet. 0-1
12'Darmian one-twos with Sgrigna before drilling into the box for Bianchi, who attempts a difficult shot on the turn from a tight angle. Wide
7'Sneijder's backheel sends Nagatomo away down the left flank and the full-back sends over a cross: just too high for Milito
6'Sgrigna tries to run onto another ball played into the box, this time by Bianchi, but the linesman's flag is up
3'Torino looking dangerous: Sgrigna threads a ball through for Santana, who tries to dribble round Handanovic near the by-line. Play is halted for offside
1'Torino take the kick-off in front of a packed Olimpico and we're under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1'Zanetti is on the right of midfield with Pereira on the opposite wing, Guarin and Cambiasso in the engine room. Sneijder will operate in the hole behind lone striker Milito
1'Handanovic is fit again and makes his Serie A debut with Inter tonight. Jonathan and Nagatomo start as full-backs, flanking a young centre-back pairing of Ranocchia and Juan
1'It's back to Serie A football after the international break: we're here at the Stadio Olimpico where Inter are set to take on Torino
MinutesText commentary
48'Inter beat Torino 2-0 at the Olimpico thanks to goals by Milito (13) and Cassano (83). The Nerazzurri move up to 6 points in the standings
45'There will be an added 3 minutes of play
44'Glik is booked
38'That's what you call an impact sub! Cassano nets his second in as many games to give the Nerazzurri a bit of a cushion
38'0-2 TO INTER! Alvarez centres low into the box, Milito dummies for Cassano, who controls, spins and beats Gillet with a tidy finish
36'Stramaccioni's final substitution sees Gargano come on in place of Guarin
33'From the resulting free kick, Gazzi nods just wide
33'Guarin is booked for pulling back Sansone
31'Ventura uses up his last substitute: Sansone comes on for Bianchi
26'Gazzi is shown a yellow card for a foul on Zanetti
21'Inter substitution: Cassano replaces Sneijder
20'The hosts threaten once more: Meggiorini's attempt is not far off target
19'A great opportunity for Torino to level: Handanovic saves Bianchi's close-range effort with his knee
17'Bianchi collects Meggiorini's ball inside the box, spins and shoots. His effort is too central to trouble Handanovic
12'Ventura makes his first change: Meggiorini comes on for Sgrigna
12'Cerci is also thrown into the fray, with Stevanovic making way
7'Sneijder tries to bend one in from distance: not far wide
6'Ranocchia makes a timely intervention inside the box as Santana is about to pull the trigger
3'Sgrigna hits the post but play has already been halted
1'Alvarez replaced Jonathan at half time. The Argentine is making his first appearance since undergoing knee surgery last May
1'We're back under way at the Olimpico
Zanetti
6.59
6.59
Cambiasso
6.32
6.32
Milito
7.53
7.53
Sneijder
6.18
6.18
Ranocchia
8.01
8.01
Nagatomo
6.33
6.33
Alvarez
6.29
6.29
Jonathan
5.33
5.33
Jesus
8.19
8.19
Guarin
6.33
6.33
Handanovic
7.64
7.64
Cassano
7.44
7.44
Gargano
6.4
6.4
Pereira
6.32
6.32
Average rating6.78
4shots on target4
8shots off target2
10fouls committed6
6corners1
6offsides3
39%ball possession61%
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wins(30)draws(25)defeats(30)

TURIN - Inter put in a solid display to emerge from a packed Stadio Olimpico with all three points after beating Torino 2-0. Milito stroked home in the 13th minute to give the Nerazzurri the lead, then Cassano came off the bench in the second half and put the game to bed on 83 minutes.

FIRST HALF – Handanovic returned from injury to make his league debut for the Nerazzurri while Stramaccioni opted for youth at the heart of defence in the shape of Ranocchia and Juan Jesus. Jonathan and Nagatomo completed the defensive line. Zanetti, Guarin, Cambiasso and Pereira made up the four-man midfield with Sneijder in the hole behind Milito.

Torino started strongly as they looked to reward the home fans, Sgrigna, Santana and Bianchi all getting into dangerous positions early on. Inter were struggling to get their game going but one half chance was all Milito needed to fire the Nerazzurri in front. Gazzi's poor control in the 13th minute inadvertently teed up the Prince on the edge of the box and the frontman smashed an unstoppable right-footed effort across goal into the corner.

Torino produced an immediate response as Ogbonna drove a shot in from outside the box, Handanovic diving to make the catch. Bianchi was booked for sliding in on Pereira with his studs up in the 22nd minute, a challenge that surely warranted a red.

Sneijder tested Gillet in the 26th minute with a brilliant curling free kick but the Toro custodian - like his opposite number - was limiting the scoreline to a single goal. Inter began closing down their opponents higher up the pitch and Toro were finding it increasingly difficult to get out of their own half.

However, Handanovic was called into to action to deny Bianchi six minutes before half time, then did well to snatch the ensuing corner away from Ogbonna. Down the other end, Guarin played Milito in on goal, the keeper saved but the flag was up anyway.

After three minutes of added time, Inter took a 1-0 lead into the dressing rooms at half time.

SECOND HALF – Jonathan made way for Alvarez during the break, the Argentine returning to first-team action after months on the sidelines following his knee problem.

Torino began the second period with intent and three minutes in Sgrigna struck the post, though he was offside. Brighi then drove forward down the middle before laying off for Sgrigna, who teed up Santana, before Ranocchia nipped in just to time to whisk the ball away (51 minutes). The defender stood tall at the back tonight, as did Juan Jesus.

Sneijder's long-range curler wasn't far off target a minute later, and  Bianchi found himself in a good position just after the hour mark but shot down the middle, allowing Handanovic to gather easily.

Torino then put together a great counter-attacking move that ended with Bianchi hitting a stunning volley from Meggiorini's cross - fortunately straight at Handanovic's knee. And moments later another chance went begging for the Granata, as Meggiorni failed to hit the target after Ogbonna's ball.

Torino were on top for a while but after Cassano and Gargano had replaced Sneijder and Guarin, the Italy striker doubled Inter's lead in the 82nd minute. Alvarez zipped in a low cross, FantAntonio controlled and banged the ball home on the spin. His second goal in black and blue stripes.

That was enough to take the sting out of the hosts and after three minutes of stoppage time the Nerazzurri sealed their second away win of the campaign, taking them up to six points.


Torino 0-2 Inter (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Milito 13, Cassano 83.

Torino: 1 Gillet, 36 Darmian, 25 Glik, 6 Ogbonna, 17 S.Masiello; 33 Brighi, 14 Gazzi; 19 Stevanovic (Cerci 57), 10 Sgrigna (Meggiorini 57), 9 Bianchi (Sansone 76), 7 Santana.
Unused subs: 23 Gomis, 2 Rodriguez, 3 D'Ambrosio, 4 Basha, 5 Di Cesare, 20 Vives, 77 Verdi.
Coach: Giampiero Ventura.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 42 Jonathan (Alvarez 46), 23 Ranocchia, 40 Juan Jesus, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 14 Guarin (Gargano 81), 19 Cambiasso, 31 Pereira; 10 Sneijder (Cassano 66); 22 Milito.
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 7 Coutinho, 8 Palacio, 25 Samuel, 41 Duncan, 44 Bianchetti, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Luca Banti (Livorno).
Booked: Bianchi 22, Masiello 25, Juan Jesus 35, Nagatomo 38, Gazzi 71, Guarin 78, Glik 89.
Added time: 3 + 3 minutes.

starting lineups

Gillet1 Handanovic
Darmian42 Jonathan
Glik23 Ranocchia
Ogbonna40 Jesus
Masiello55 Nagatomo
Brighi4 Zanetti
Gazzi14 Guarin
Stevanovic19 Cambiasso
Sgrigna31 Pereira
Bianchi10 Sneijder
Santana22 Milito

substitutes

Gomis12 Castellazzi
Rodriguez27 Belec
D'Ambrosio6 Silvestre
Basha7 Coutinho
Di Cesare8 Palacio
Cerci11 Alvarez
Vives21 Gargano
Sansone25 Samuel
Meggiorini41 Duncan
Verdi44 Bianchetti
88 Livaja
99 Cassano