Final score

31 March 2014 21:00

Livorno
40' (2nd half) Emeghara
9' (2nd half) Paulinho
2 - 2
Inter
46' Palacio
37' Hernanes
referee Gianpaolo Calvarese / linesmen Padovan, Dobosz / 4th man Grilli / assistants Rocchi, Borriello
Watch highlights
MinutesText commentary
46'Half time at the Picchi. The Nerazzurri lead 2-0
46'GOAL FOR INTER! Palacio doubles the lead, carefully planting a volley into the far corner from Jonathan's centre. 2-0!
44'There will be one minute of added time
43'Kuzmanovic marauds forward and unleashes a powerful drive from 20 yards: fine stop from Bardi
37'GOAL FOR INTER! Alvarez's cross is headed back by Palacio, Icardi misses his kick and Hernanes sweeps home from close range
36'Livorno respond. Handanovic saves from Mesbah's header
36'Lovely dinked ball by Hernanes to D'Ambrosio at the back post. Only a fine stop from Bardi keeps out his header
30'Mesbah crosses for Belfodil, the Algerian glances a header and Handanovic gathers easily
28'Jonathan finds Hernanes who works a shooting chance with his left: the ball skips agonisingly wide
26'The hosts break through Paulinho. Samuel slides in to concede the corner
23'D'Ambrosio and Palacio work the ball into Kuzmanovic who shoots over the bar
16'Emerson goes for goal from the left-hand touchline. Handanovic does very well to claw it away
14'Hernanes does well to drift inside and square it to Jonathan: the Brazilian strikes it well... wide however
7'Alvarez picks out D'Ambrosio: his shot is blocked
6'A good move from Inter sees Jonathan whip in a cross. The Livorno defence clears
3'Hernanes bursts into the box but his left-footed shot goes wide
2'Alvarez's cross is deflected out for a corner
1'Welcome along to the Stadio Armando Picchi for Livorno v Inter in Week 31 of Serie A 2013/14
1'The home side get things started: Livorno v Inter is underway
1'Five across the midfield with Jonathan, Hernanes, Kuzmanovic, Alvarez and D'Ambrosio. Palacio joins Icardi in attack
1'Here's the starting line-up Walter Mazzarri has picked: Handanovic behind a back three of Rolando, Samuel and Juan Jesus
MinutesText commentary
49'It's all over: Livorno 2-2 Inter
48'Icardi backheels to Palacio, the ball breaks to Botta who can't finish however. Inter pour forward
46'Icardi heads over from Guarin's cross
45'There will be four minutes of added time
42'Botta is shown a yellow card for coming on without the referee's OK. The board had been displayed though. Worth another look
41'Botta is on for Alvarez in Inter's third switch
40'GOAL FOR LIVORNO: Guarin plays a loose back-pass, Emeghara gets to it first and Samuel can't catch him. Livorno 2-2 Inter
38'Guarin feeds Palacio high up the pitch, the Argentine strikes it with his left but Bardi saves with a strong hand
37'Benassi tries an audacious 30-yarder. Just over the bar
36'Samuel is booked for a foul on Paulinho
35'Zanetti comes on for Jonathan
32'Palacio finds Icardi who is halted by Mbaye, Guarin rounds Bardi but the ball hits the side-netting
28'Livorno make their final change: Greco makes way for Siligardi
26'Guarin picks out Rolando from the free-kick but the big defender can't divert the ball on target
25'Castellini is booked for a foul on Palacio
24'Nerazzurri make their first substitution: Guarin is on in place of Hernanes
22'Patient build-up play from the Nerazzurri culminates in a Hernanes shot. Well-blocked by Livorno
15'Mesbah shoots wide following an Amaranto break
10'Second switch for Livorno: Emeghara replaces Belfodil
10'First change for the home side: Duncan is on for Emerson
9'GOAL FOR LIVORNO: Paulinho comes short for the corner and hammers the ball in off the crossbar. Livorno 1-2 Inter
8'Livorno break with Paulinho, Juan Jesus concedes the corner
5'Greco fizzes in a first-time cross, Handanovic punches clear
1'The Nerazzurri begin the second half
1'Inter go in search of a third, Bardi alert to deny Palacio after good work from Alvarez
Zanetti
5.24
5.24
Samuel
4.6
4.6
Alvarez
5.56
5.56
Jonathan
4.41
4.41
Jesus
5.04
5.04
Guarin
2.34
2.34
Palacio
6.14
6.14
Handanovic
4.69
4.69
Kuzmanovic
4.39
4.39
Icardi
3.67
3.67
Rolando
5.13
5.13
Botta
4.62
4.62
D'Ambrosio
4.25
4.25
Hernanes
5.52
5.52
Average rating4.69
4shots on target6
5shots off target12
23fouls committed12
5corners4
1offsides1
29%ball possession71%
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LIVORNO - It finished Livorno 2-2 Inter at the Stadio Armando Picchi.

Mazzarri opted for a three-man backline of Rolando, Samuel and Juan Jesus in front of Handanovic. Jonathan, Hernanes, Kuzmanovic, Alvarez and D'Ambrosio played from right to left across the midfield, while Palacio partnered Icardi in attack.

The Nerazzurri took the lead on 37 minutes through Hernanes' first goal for the club. Kuzmanovic began the move which saw Alvarez cross for Palacio. The Argentine's cushioned header dropped for Icardi but he missed his kick. The Prophet, though, arrived right on cue to smash the ball into the back of the net. Kuzmanovic then went close himself two minutes before the interval: he powered a drive from fully 30 yards which brought the best out of Bardi.

Inter did though double their lead before the break: Palacio showed wonderful technique to steer in a volley from Jonathan's cross in first half stoppage time. The visitors went in 2-0 up at half time.

The Amaranto halved the deficit nine minutes into the second period. Paulinho came short for a training ground corner and drove the ball in off the underside of the crossbar.

Icardi and Guarin both had opportunities to re-establish Inter's two-goal lead with 15 minutes to play but a combination of Bardi and Mbaye kept them at bay.

The hosts eventually levelled five minutes from time through substitute Emeghara. Guarin misplaced a back-pass and Samuel couldn't get back to check the Swiss' progress. After a breathless final four minutes, it finished Livorno 2-2 Inter.

Livorno 2-2 Inter (HT: 0-2)
Scorers: Hernanes 37, Palacio 45+1, Paulinho 54, Emeghara 85.

Livorno: 1 Bardi; 33 Valentini, 23 Emerson (Duncan 55), 7 Castellini; 15 Mbaye, 24 Benassi, 27 Biagianti, 19 Greco (Siligardi 73), 11 Mesbah; 9 Paulinho, 21 Belfodil (Emeghara 55).
Subs not used: 22 Anania, 37 Aldegani, 2 Piccini, 3 Gemiti, 14 Mosquera, 17 Ceccherini, 29‎ Borja, 85 Coda.
Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 35 Rolando, 25 Samuel, 5 Juan Jesus; 2 Jonathan (Zanetti 80), 88 Hernanes (Guarin 69), 17 Kuzmanovic, 11 Alvarez (Botta 86), 33 D'Ambrosio; 9 Icardi, 8 Palacio.
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 30 Carrizo, 6 Andreolli, 10 Kovacic, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Botta, 21 Taider, 22 Milito, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Referee: Calvarese.
Booked: Hernanes 20, Castellini 70, Samuel 81, Botta 87.
Added time: 1+4 minutes. 

starting lineups

Bardi 11 Handanovic
Valentini 3335 Rolando
Emerson 2325 Samuel
Castellini 75 Jesus
Mbaye 152 Jonathan
Benassi 2488 Hernanes
Biagianti 2717 Kuzmanovic
Greco 1911 Alvarez
Mesbah 1133 D'Ambrosio
Paulinho 98 Palacio
Belfodil 219 Icardi

substitutes

Anania 2212 Castellazzi
Aldegani 3730 Carrizo
Piccini 24 Zanetti
Gemiti 36 Andreolli
Mosquera 1410 Kovacic
Ceccherini 1713 Guarin
Emeghara 2019 Cambiasso
Siligardi 2620 Botta
Borja 2921 Taïder
Duncan 4122 Milito
Coda 8523 Ranocchia
55 Nagatomo