Final score

22 December 2012 12:30

Inter
40' (2nd half) Cambiasso
1 - 1
Genoa
32' (2nd half) Immobile
referee Andrea Gervasoni / linesmen Dobosz, Barbirati / 4th man Giordano / assistants Doveri, Ciampi
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Minutes Text commentary
48' The first half comes to a close: Inter 0-0 Genoa
47' Cassano again involved in the thick of the action as he curls in a dangerous ball for Milito: Canini nips in front of the Argentine to head behind for a corner
45' Gervasoni has awarded 3 minutes of stoppage time
45' Cassano swings a free kick in to the far post, Granqvist heads clear
35' Vargas sprints forward and enters the box from the left, Ranocchia gets back and makes a timely interception just as the Peruvian pulls the trigger
31' Stramaccioni makes an enforced change: Alvarez is struggling with an injury problem, Pereira replaces him
29' Immobile lets fly from range with a powerful low drive, Handanovic gets down and palms it behind for a corner
26' Ranocchia commits a foul on Bertolacci and is booked, meaning he will miss Udinese v Inter on 6 January 2013
25' Milito lays off for Cassano and the playmaker whips in a cross; Palacio gets there before Alvarez but his header is wide of the target
22' Cambiasso floats a free kick towards the far post where Ranocchia and Antonelli meet in the air with a nasty-looking collision of heads. Both sides are temporarily down to ten men as the players receive treatment
15' Samuel and Kucka collide in an aerial challenge, the Genoa man comes off worse and stays down for a while
12' Cassano sees Alvarez's run and finds him in the box: the linesman's flag is up though
10' CHANCE FOR INTER! Cassano picks out Palacio in the box but the Argentine's first touch takes it away from him and Frey blocks his effort
9' Milito bursts into the box only to see his shot blocked by the Genoa rearguard. Sampirisi then clears their lines
6' Cassano lofts a cross in for Milito, Canini clears. Cambiasso then collects the ball outside the box and sidefoots goalwards: Frey deals with it
4' Cassano sends a decent ball in for Palacio but it's just a fraction too heavy and the Argentine can't reach it
3' It's pretty nippy here in San Siro and there's fog too, but both sides have started at a high tempo
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter's last match of 2012. Today's visitors are Genoa, currently 19th in the table and in desperate need of points
1' The visitors take the kick-off and get us under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' With a shortage of midfield options, the coach has opted to put four across the middle of the park - Zanetti, Gargano, Cambiasso and Alvarez - and roll out the heavy artillery up front: Palacio, Milito and Cassano
1' Stramaccioni is going with Ranocchia, Samuel and Juan Jesus in defence in front of Handanovic
Minutes Text commentary
50' 2012 ends with a draw: Inter 1-1 Genoa. Immobile's strike was cancelled out by Cambiasso, then Livaja hit the post. Nerazzurri on 35 points
50' Ranocchia pounces on a rebound, Cambiasso takes the shot but it goes wide
48' Chivu goes into the book for a challenge on Kucka from behind
46' Gervasoni adds a minute to the original four awarded: we'll have five minutes
46' Final substitution for Genoa: Anselmo is replaced by Krajnc
45' LIVAJA HITS THE POST! Milito drills the ball across the face of the goal but the youngster can only turn it against the upright
44' Ranocchia is playing as an extra striker as Inter probe for a late winner here
40' INTER ARE LEVEL! Cassano hits and up and under into the box, Cambiasso meets it with a well-taken header and nods inside the near post. 1-1
33' Stramaccioni makes his final substitution and throws on Livaja in place of Gargano
32' GOAL FOR GENOA: Immobile receives a pass and goes it alone, cutting into the box and firing into the far corner. 0-1
30' Piscitella centres for Immobile, Handanovic comes out well to collect
28' Another change for Genoa: Rossi makes way for Piscitella
25' Following contact between Ranocchia and Anslemo, the Brazilian is booked for simulation
25' Inter break forward and Cassano delivers to the far post where Cambiasso is waiting, Antonelli makes a great defensive header to prevent the midfielder from getting a touch
24' Genoa make their first substitution: Bertolacci is replaced by Anselmo
20' Cambiasso seeks out Milito in the box, Granqvist beats the Prince to it in the air
16' Cassano wins a free kick 25 yards out. Chivu takes and drives it into the wall
11' Bertolacci won't let go of Zanetti as the captain tries to break free. The Genoa man is cautioned by Gervasoni
9' HEROICS FROM HANDANOVIC. Kucka's chipped pass sees the Slovene rush off his line bravely to beat Rossi and take a boot in the face
6' CLOSE AGAIN! Milito dinks a ball in behind the defence, Palacio's firm effort is saved by the keeper. It falls for Milito but he lashes over
5' Genoa have a corner kick: Tozser sends it in, Gargano heads clear
2' What a chance! Palacio shows his pace to latch onto Milito's ball but it bobbles up and he sends his effort high over the bar
1' Inter get the 2nd half under way. Chivu replaced Juan Jesus during the break, the Romanian making his first Serie A appearance of the year
Zanetti
4.91
4.91
Cambiasso
5.82
5.82
Samuel
4.92
4.92
Chivu
4.29
4.29
Milito
3.79
3.79
Ranocchia
4.8
4.8
Alvarez
3.36
3.36
Jesus
5.22
5.22
Livaja
3.17
3.17
Palacio
4.09
4.09
Handanovic
5.18
5.18
Cassano
4.72
4.72
Gargano
4.24
4.24
Pereira
4.4
4.4
Average rating 4.49
5 shots on target 2
5 shots off target 4
10 fouls committed 17
7 corners 2
4 offsides 4
32:54 ball possession 21:14
First head-to-head between the coaches

Andrea Stramaccioni and Luigi Delneri have never faced off in opposite dugouts before.

Stramaccioni victorious in only previous game with Genoa - his debut

Andrea Stramaccioni is taking on Genoa in a competitive match for the second time in his coaching career. His first meeting with the Rossoblu was also his debut at the helm of the Inter first team, on 1 April: it ended 5-4 to the Nerazzurri.

Delneri's only win in Milan back in 2001

This is the 20th time Luigi Delneri has crossed paths with Inter during his coaching career. His record reads W6, D5, L8. The current Genoa coach has succeeded in winning just once in the 9 occasions he has travelled to Milan with former clubs. It was a case of first time lucky, winning on his first visit to Inter at the Meazza: Inter 1-2 Chievo Verona on 15 December 2001. Since then, he has seen 3 draws and 5 defeats.

Overall head-to-head results in Milan

Of the 52 meetings between Inter and Genoa in Milan, there have been 39 Nerazzurri victories, 9 draws and 4 Rossoblu triumphs.

Inter unbeaten in 9 home games; 10 would be longest run since 2008-2010

The Nerazzurri haven't lost a competitive match in San Siro since 23 September, a 0-2 Serie A defeat to Siena. Since then they have recorded 7 wins and 2 draws (both 2-2). Should Stramaccioni's charges avoid defeat again today, it would be Inter's longest unbeaten run at the Meazza since a 53-match streak between 2008 and 2010.

Genoa: one win in 13 league games

Genoa have tasted victory just once in their last 13 Serie A fixtures. That was the 0-1 away win at Atalanta on 25 November. In the other 12 matches in this period, the Rossoblu have accumulated 4 draws and 8 defeats. Genoa have lost 8 of their last 10 games.

Last time Genoa beat Inter was in 1994

Genoa haven't got the better of Inter in competitive matches home or away since 6 November 1994. They won 2-1 that day, with Van’t Schip opening the scoring (14), Delvecchio equalising (44) and Ruotolo grabbing the winner (65). In the 14 encounters since then, Inter have won 11 (all 6 of the last 6) and there have been 3 draws.

Andrea Gervasoni to officiate

Gervasoni has taken charge of Inter on 4 occasions prior to today, with 3 wins and 1 defeat for the Nerazzurri. Genoa's record with this afternoon's referee is 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat from 15 matches.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(41) draws(12) defeats(12)

MILAN – The Nerazzurri's last match of 2012 ended with the spoils shared as Genoa earned a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Meazza.

After a fairly bland first period finished goalless, Inter came into the game more after the interval and carved out a number of chances, Palacio in particular going close. Yet it was Genoa who eventually broke the deadlock in the 77th minute: Inter were caught out by a counter-attack as Antonelli found Immobile and the Italy youngster weaved his way through the Nerazzurri back line before poking past Handanovic. Stramaccioni's men responded immediately and equalised with five minutes of normal time remaining. Cambasso timed his run into the box to connect with Cassano's high ball and beat Frey with a well-placed header. The final minutes were frantic as Inter piled forward desperately looking for a winner. Livaja had the chance to snatch the points in the 90th minute but hit the post - much to the dismay of the San Siro faithful. The Nerazzurri end the year on 35 points.

Inter 1-1 Genoa (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Immobile 77, Cambiasso 85.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus (Chivu 46); 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano (Livaja 78), 19 Cambiasso, 11 Alvarez (Pereira 31); 99 Cassano, 8 Palacio, 22 Milito.
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 77 Di Gennaro, 6 Silvestre, 17 Mariga, 24 Benassi, 42 Jonathan, 82 Bessa.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Genoa: 1 Frey; 31 Sampirisi, 21 Canini, 5 Granqvist, 13 Antonelli; 28 Tozser; 7 Rossi (Piscitella 72), 33 Kucka, 91 Bertolacci (Anselmo 69, Krajnc 90+1), 8 Vargas; 17 Immobile.
Unused subs: 30 Tzorvas, 9 Melazzi, 16 Hallenius, 20 Marchiori, 23 Said, 25 Al Hassan, 32 Donnarumma.
Coach: Luigi Delneri.

Referee: Andrea Gervasoni (Mantova).
Booked: Ranocchia 26, Bertolacci 56, Anselmo 70, Chivu 90+3.
Added time: 3+5 minutes.
Attendance: 40,695.


starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Frey
Ranocchia 23 Granqvist
Samuel 25 Rossi
Jesus 40 Vargas
Zanetti 4 Antonelli
Gargano 21 Immobile
Cambiasso 19 Canini
Alvarez 11 Tozser
Cassano 99 Sampirisi
Palacio 8 Kucka
Milito 22 Bertolacci

substitutes

Belec 27 Tzorvas
Di Gennaro 77 Melazzi
Silvestre 6 Krajnc
Mariga 17 Hallenius
Benassi 24 Piscitella
Chivu 26 Marchiori
Pereira 31 Said
Jonathan 42 Alhassan
Bessa 82 Donnarumma
Livaja 88 Anselmo