30 Palacio, 9 (2nd half) Guarin
referee Domenico Celi / linesmen Petrella, Crispo / 4th man Dobosz / assistants Ciampi, Tommasi
Serie A TIM — matchday 20 — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 12 January 2013 20:45
|46' /||The first period ends Inter 1, Pescara 0. Palacio's clinical strike on the half-hour mark separates the sides at the break|
|46' /||Inter close to a second there. Cassano shows fantastic vision to thread a ball through for Jonathan: the Brazilian overhits his cross towards an unmarked Palacio at the far post|
|45' /||We'll have two minutes of added time|
|43' /||Balzano's speculative 40-yarder finishes some way over the bar|
|37' /||Celik's weak effort from outside the box takes a touch off Benassi and is saved comfortably by Handanovic|
|36' /||Pereira looks for Palacio with a ball over the top but it's too heavy and runs out of play|
|36' /||Colucci takes a free kick on the left and goes for goal: Handanovic is well positioned to make the block|
|32' /||Inter are probing for another: Guarin's shot is deflected out for a corner|
|30' /||GOAL FOR INTER! Chivu's pass is dummied by Cassano, Palacio collects and turns his man before placing his finish where Perin can't reach it|
|28' /||The corner finds its way to Pereira on the edge of the box: he volleys wide|
|27' /||Silvestre feeds Guarin and the Colombian beats Bjarnason before his run is halted by a last-ditch challenge. Another corner for Inter|
|26' /||Guarin hits a long ball towards Cassano, the striker stretches for it but his touch is poor and it goes behind|
|24' /||Guarin fizzes a free kick over the bar|
|23' /||Inter are cranking up the pressure now. First Jonathan's delivery to the far post is headed clear, then immediately afterwards an exquisite backheel from Pereira frees Benassi for another cross - again headed away by Pescara|
|20' /||Cassano drops deep to collect the ball and slides a lovely pass in behind the defence for Pereira: the linesman's flag is up|
|17' /||Cassano curls a shot towards Perin's goal from wide on the left, the young shotstopper punches clear|
|16' /||Benassi tries his luck from range, it takes a deflection and goes behind. Inter have a corner|
|15' /||Zanetti gets another ball into the box, Pescara clear their lines again|
|10' /||Jonathan's ambitious effort from the right of the box goes out for a throw-in on the far side|
|9' /||Pereira powers past three men and reaches the byline on the left of goal, his low centre is dealt with by the Pescara defence|
|6' /||Inter looking dangerous. Guarin lobs a ball over the top for Palacio, who beats the last defender with a smart header before aiming his finish towards the far corner from a tight angle: it rolls harmlessly across the six-yard box|
|4' /||Cambiasso intercepts Weiss' delivery and nods behind for a corner|
|3' /||Pereira receives the ball from Cassano and sends in a cross: Palacio gets his head to it but doesn't connect well|
|1' /||Palacio and Cassano take the kick-off and we're under way. FORZA INTER!!!|
|1' /||Jonathan and Pereira start on the flanks with Zanetti, Benassi and Guarin in the centre. Cassano partners Palacio up front|
|1' /||Inter line up with Handanovic in goal and a back three of Silvestre, Cambiasso and Chivu|
|1' /||Welcome to the Stadio Meazza, where we're all set for tonight's Serie A match between Inter and Pescara|
|48' /||Inter have beaten Pescara 2-0 at the Meazza with a goal and an assist from Palacio. The Nerazzurri move up to 38 points in the table|
|45' /||The referee has awarded two minutes of stoppage time|
|43' /||Milito is making his 200th league appearance in Italy|
|42' /||Stramaccioni gives his pack a final shuffle and brings on Milito for Palacio|
|37' /||Pescara substitution: Caprari comes on with Weiss making way|
|36' /||More Inter pressure in the box: Benassi picks out Palacio but the Argentine's attempt is off target|
|34' /||Pereira slams a low drive towards Perin's goal: the Pescara No.1 claws it away|
|33' /||Stramaccioni responds by introducing a fresh pair of lungs in midfield: Mudingayi replaces Guarin|
|32' /||Pescara make another change, Abbruscato coming on for Celik|
|32' /||Jonathas tries a volley from inside the box: over|
|31' /||Palacio attempts to beat the Pescara back line with his pace but knocks it too far ahead of himself and gives away a goal kick|
|29' /||Zanetti's raking pass is controlled superbly by Pereira, the Uruguayan fires in a low delivery and Rocchi connects but Terlizzi takes the sting out of it allowing Perin to gather with ease|
|24' /||Celik is shown a yellow card for protesting|
|23' /||Stramaccioni hands Rocchi his Meazza debut as the former Lazio man replaces Cassano|
|22' /||Bjarnason sends over a deep cross, Celik meets it at the far post but can only direct his header over|
|21' /||Balzano is cautioned for handball|
|19' /||First substitution for Pescara: Cascione comes on for Nielsen|
|16' /||Cassano tries to centre from the left, the ball goes out of play|
|15' /||Celik has a chance to shoot from inside the area but doesn't get enough on it to trouble Handanovic|
|14' /||Palacio finds Guarin in the box but this time the Colombian fires wide|
|12' /||Zanetti drives forward with the ball at his feet and wins a corner. Inter are still in the hunt for more goals|
|10' /||Benassi goes into the book for a foul in midfield|
|9' /||2-0 TO INTER! Jonathan slips a ball in for Palacio, he puts a defender on the floor and finds Guarin, who slots home from close range|
|7' /||Inter on the attack again. Guarin charges up the pitch before the ball finds its way to Jonathan via a deflection. The Brazilian goes for goal but his shot drifts wide of the far post|
|6' /||Weiss' long-range effort is too high|
|4' /||Weiss' cross from the left sees a diving Cambiasso knock it out for a corner|
|1' /||Palacio is booked for shooting after the whistle was blown|
|1' /||Palacio has the ball in the back of the net inside the first 60 seconds of the restart but he's adjudged to have been offside from Guarin's pass. If he was, it can only have been by a hair's breadth|
|1' /||The second half begins. No changes made by either side during the interval|
|12 January 2013||2-0||30' Palacio, 55' Guarin||Vai alla partita|
|28 March 1993||2-0||31' e 79' Sosa|
|16 April 1989||2-1||20' Berti, 27' Serena, 84' Pagano|
|13 September 1987||0-2||40' Galvani, 57' Rig. Sliskovic|
|16 September 1979||2-0||12' Aut. Domenichini, 69' Oriali|
|31 December 1977||0-0|
|4||shots on target||2|
|6||shots off target||6|
MILAN – Inter marked their first outing at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in 2013 with a comfortable 2-0 win over Pescara in Week 20 of Serie A.
The Nerazzurri were mostly in control of things from the start, with 18-year-old Marco Benassi giving an assured performance in midfield on his league debut. Palacio opened the scoring on the half-hour mark after Chivu's firm pass was dummied by Cassano, the Argentine striker shaking off his marker with a dip of the shoulder to fire clinically beyond Perin's despairing dive and take his tally for the season to 11. Inter had the chance to make it two in first-half stoppage time. Cassano's brilliant through ball picked out Jonathan and the Brazilian looped a cross-shot towards the far post, but Palacio wasn't able to get on the end of it.
Inter did manage to double their lead after the restart when Guarin scored in the 54th minute following an excellent build-up. Jonathan slid the ball into the path of Palacio and the Argentine pretended to cross before dragging the ball back and picking out Guarin on the edge of the six-yard box, enabling the Colombian to steer home with ease. Mudingayi made his return to the side as a 78th-minute substitute and shortly afterwards Pereira almost netted a third at the end of fast-flowing move: Perin parried his fierce drive.
The result sees Inter rise to 38 points in the standings.
Inter 2-0 Pescara (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Palacio 30, Guarin 54.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 6 Silvestre, 19 Cambiasso, 26 Chivu; 42 Jonathan, 4 Zanetti, 24 Benassi, 31 Pereira; 14 Guarin (Mudingayi 78); 8 Palacio (Milito 87), 99 Cassano (Rocchi 68).
Subs not used: 27 Belec, 77 Di Gennaro, 7 Coutinho, 17 Mariga, 20 Obi, 21 Gargano, 41 Duncan, 44 Bianchetti, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Pescara: 77 Perin; 14 Balzano, 88 Terlizzi, 5 Capuano, 11 Modesto; 20 Nielsen (Cascione 64), 18 Colucci, 8 Bjarnason; 17 Weiss (Caprari 82); 10 Celik (Abbruscato 77), 80 Jonathas.
Subs not used: 32 Pelizzoli, 41 Falso, 2 Zanon, 6 Romagnoli, 15 Bocchetti, 22 Vukusic, 26 Blasi.
Coach: Cristiano Bergodi.
Referee: Domenico Celi (Bari).
Booked: Palacio 46, Benassi 56, Celik 69.
Added time: 1 + 3 minutes.
Inter vs Pescara
|Di Gennaro 77||Falso|