Final score

10 February 2013 20:45

Inter
5' (2nd half) Milito
26' Ranocchia
2' Cassano
3 - 1
ChievoVerona
21' Rigoni
referee Marco Guida / linesmen Vuoto, Posado / 4th man De Pinto / assistants Rocchi, Pairetto
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Half time at the San Siro: Rigoni cancelled out Cassano's opener but Ranocchia has the Nerazzurri leading 2-1 at the break
45' The fourth official awards two minutes of added time
40' Hetemaj goes down in the box: Chievo want a penalty but replays show he was already going to ground before Cambiasso's challenge
37' Gargano curls a terrific free-kick over the wall and the ball strikes the right-hand upright
34' He's soon back on the pitch though
33' Kuzmanovic falls awkwardly on his shoulder after a clash with Seymour
28' Handanovic denies Andreolli as Chievo go close. At the other end, Gargano is free but shoots straight at Puggioni
28' Ranocchia goes into the book for a foul on Hetemaj
26' GOAL FOR INTER! Ranocchia gets up wonderfully well to meet Cassano's corner and heads the ball into the top corner from 12 yards. 2-1
25' WHAT A SAVE! Cassano feeds the onrushing Cambiasso who fires it low across goal but Puggioni saves with his outstretched right boot
21' GOAL FOR CHIEVO: Rigoni is unmarked in the middle and heads home from Jokic's cross. The visitors are level
18' Inter free-kick: Kuzmanovic's ball in is headed clear
18' Rigoni is booked for a dangerous slide tackle on Zanetti
11' Kuzmanovic fouls Hetemaj: Thereau curls in the free-kick, Acerbi flicks it on and the ball goes inches wide
5' Seymour tries his luck with his right but the ball goes out for a goal kick
2' Puggioni gets hands to Cassano's shot but he can't keep it out
2' GOAL FOR INTER! Ranocchia goes for goal from the corner and the Chievo defence clears as far as Cassano who beats Puggioni at his near post
2' Zanetti fires in a cross and wins a corner
1' We're building up to Inter v Chievo, Week 24 of Serie A 2012/13, tonight at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
1' Chievo Verona get us underway
1' Zanetti makes his 596th league appearance: Pupi joins Gianluca Pagliuca in second place on the list of all-time appearance makers
1' Zanetti, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus and Nagatomo make up the back four. Guarin and Chivu miss out through suspension
1' Milito is back in from the start, alongside Palacio and Cassano in a front three. Stankovic makes the bench
1' Stramaccioni decides not to risk Kovacic: the young midfielder is suffering from a twisted ankle
Minutes Text commentary
49' It's finished Inter 3-1 Chievo, with goals from Cassano, Ranocchia and Milito. Nerazzurri fourth on 43 points
48' Stankovic goes into the book for a foul on Thereau
45' There will be four minutes of added time
44' Palacio is struggling with cramp
41' Hetemaj beats Stankovic and wins a corner. Andreolli meets the resulting set piece with his head but can't find the target
40' Final change for Inter: Schelotto is on for Kuzmanovic, who's suffering from cramp
38' Chievo free-kick: Zanetti heads clear from Thereau
33' First Alvarez, then Palacio wreak havoc in Puggioni's box but the keeper does well to deny the hosts
31' Puggioni makes a smart stop with his feet to deny Alvarez at his near post
31' Final change for Chievo as Pellissier replaces Paloschi
31' Dejan Stankovic gets a great reception as he makes his first appearance of the season: he replaces Cambiasso
30' Nagatomo does well to dispossess Dainelli from the resulting corner
30' Gargano puts it out for a corner following Luciano's cross into the middle
25' Second change for the visitors: Luciano is on in place of Seymour
20' Substitution for Inter: Milito, scorer of the third goal, makes way for Alvarez
19' Chievo make their first change: Spyropoulos replaces Cofie
15' Cambiasso plays a lovely ball to Palacio and he hits a curling effort: over the top
13' Cassano fires it across the face of goal and Palacio is inches away from making contact: Puggioni is there to claim
8' Dejan Stankovic starts warming up along the touchline: the fans begin singing his name as soon as he gets up off the bench
7' Inter go close again. Cambiasso feeds Palacio but both he and Nagatomo are denied by good saves from Puggioni
5' GOAL FOR INTER! Cambiasso squares it to Milito who lashes it into the far corner for his first goal of 2013. The Nerazzurri lead 3-1!
1' The second half is underway
Zanetti
6.94
6.94
Stankovic
6.47
6.47
Cambiasso
6.7
6.7
Milito
7.24
7.24
Ranocchia
7.06
7.06
Nagatomo
6.92
6.92
Alvarez
5.56
5.56
Jesus
6.3
6.3
Palacio
5.6
5.6
Handanovic
5.74
5.74
Cassano
7.48
7.48
Gargano
7.11
7.11
Kuzmanovic
5.99
5.99
Schelotto
5.45
5.45
Average rating 6.47
7 shots on target 0
1 shots off target 5
7 fouls committed 6
1 corners 2
2 offsides 3
47% ball possession 53%
Inter on 13-game unbeaten run at home

Inter haven't lost at home since 23 September, when Siena won 0-2 in Serie A. Since then the Nerazzurri have put together a 13-game unbeaten run on home soil consisting of nine wins and four draws, scoring in every game (25 goals in total). Andrea Stramaccioni's side still have some way to go to equal Inter's record unbeaten home streak of 53 matches, which came between 2008 and 2010.

No goals for Chievo against Inter in 368 minutes

Chievo haven't scored against Inter in competitive fixtures since 21 November 2010, a 2-1 triumph for the Gialloblu at the Stadio Bentegodi. Moscardelli netted the hosts' second of the day in the 82nd minute. Since then Chievo have drawn nothing but blanks against the Nerazzurri, for a total of 368 minutes: the remaining 8 minutes of Chievo 2-1 Inter and the following four matches all won by Inter, in 2010/11 (2-0 at home), 2011/12 (1-0 at home, 2-0 away) and 2012/13 (2-0 away).

Chievo: no penalties conceded in 2012/13

Chievo Verona are one of just two teams in the 2012/13 Serie A campaign yet to concede a penalty (the other is Napoli). The last spot kick given against the Veneto side came on 6 May 2012 in Palermo 4-4 Chievo, converted by Miccoli. They have since played 24 league matches without having a penalty awarded against them.

Stramaccioni v Corini, Round 1

Today sees coaches Andrea Stramaccioni and Eugenio Corini face off in opposite dugouts for the first time.

Stramaccioni victorious in only game with Chievo

The Nerazzurri coach won his only previous encounter with Chievo on 26 September last year: a 2-0 success at the Stadio Bentegodi.

Corini's first time against Inter

Eugenio Corini is taking on the Nerazzurri for the first time in his coaching career.

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MILAN - It was a special night: Zanetti equalled Gianluca Pagliuca in second place on the all-time list for Serie A appearances (596), Milito was back fit and amongst the goals (first strike of 2013) and Stankovic finally completed his return from injury. Most importantly however, Inter beat Chievo 3-1.

The Nerazzurri went in front after just two minutes. Cassano's corner was only half-cleared and Fant'Antonio fizzed a half volley in towards the near post. Puggioni was caught napping and could only fumble the ball into the back of the net. Chievo were level on 21 minutes however as Rigoni had all the time in the world to head home Jokic's cross.

Inter kept going and Cambiasso went very close on 24 minutes after great work from Cassano. The hosts' second arrived shortly after though, Ranocchia rising highest to power a header home from Cassano's corner. Gargano might have further extended the Nerazzurri's lead on 37 minutes but his free-kick clattered against the post. At half time it was Inter 2-1 Chievo.

Inter made it 3-1 after the break, as Milito celebrated his first goal of this calendar year with a powerful right-footed shot which flew past Puggioni. The Nerazzurri went in search of further goals and nearly added a fourth with good efforts from Alvarez and Palacio. The hosts deserved to win by a greater margin but it ended 3-1 and the Nerazzurri move onto 43 points in Serie A.

Inter 3-1 Chievo Verona (HT: 2-1)
Scorers: Cassano 2, Rigoni 21, Ranocchia 26, Milito 50.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 23 Ranocchia, 40 Juan Jesus, 55 Nagatomo; 19 Cambiasso (Stankovic 76), 17 Kuzmanovic (Schelotto 83), 21 Gargano; 8 Palacio, 22 Milito (Alvarez 65), 99 Cassano.
Subs not used: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 6 Silvestre, 7 Schelotto, 18 Rocchi, 31 Pereira, 42 Jonathan.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Chievo Verona: 1 Puggioni; 7 Seymour (Luciano 70), 3 Andreolli, 2 Dainelli, 51 Acerbi, 13 Jokic; 14 Cofie (Spyropoulos 64), 16 Rigoni, 56 Hetemaj; 43 Paloschi (Pellissier 76), 77 Thereau.
Subs not used: 18 Squizzi, 88 Ujkani, 12 Cesar, 17 Sampirisi, 21 Frey, 25 Vacek, 26 Farkas, 27 Hauche, 33 Papp.
Coach: Eugenio Corini.

Referee: Marco Guida (Torre Annunziata).
Booked: Rigoni 18, Ranocchia 28, Stankovic 90+3.
Added time: 2+4 minutes.
Attendance: 37,886. 

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Puggioni
Zanetti 4 Dainelli
Ranocchia 23 Andreolli
Jesus 40 Seymour
Nagatomo 55 Jokic
Kuzmanovic 17 Cofie
Cambiasso 19 Rigoni
Gargano 21 Paloschi
Milito 22 Acerbi
Cassano 99 Hetemaj
Palacio 8 Thereau

substitutes

Belec 27 Squizzi
Carrizo 30 Ujkani
Stankovic 5 Spyropoulos
Silvestre 6 Luciano
Schelotto 7 Cesar
Alvarez 11 Sampirisi
Rocchi 18 Frey
Pereira 31 Vacek
Jonathan 42 Farkas
Hauche
Pellissier
Papp