Final score

19 October 2014 20:45

Inter
46' (2nd half) Hernanes
37' (2nd half) Guarin
2 - 2
Napoli
45' (2nd half) Callejon
34' (2nd half) Callejon
referee Daniele Orsato / linesmen Manganelli, Meli / 4th man Vuoto / assistants Rizzoli, Irrati
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Minutes Text commentary
45' The first half ends Inter 0-0 Napoli after a positive 45 minutes from the Nerazzurri
45' Orsato signals for one minute of injury time
45' Britos booked for his foul on Palacio
44' Handanovic comes off his line to foil an attack from Higuain
39' After expertly controlling the ball, Hernanes sees the ball hit the post on his fizzing shot!
38' Insigne takes a corner for Napoli, exchanging with Hamsik. Inler then shoots high
37' Yellow card shown to Hernanes for a late challenge on Callejon
32' Icardi gets his head on a cross from deep, but Rafael easily claims the ball
29' Insigne crosses. Hamsik then forces Handanovic into a low save with his attempt
27' Kovacic loses the ball before Hernanes arrives and has a crack from distance. High
24' Icardi comes close again when he gets a touch on a cross from the left, sending the ball just wide
18' Great chance when Hernanes slips a pass through to Icardi who shoots high with only Rafael to beat
14' Insigne crosses for Callejon. The Spaniard strikes a volley, cleared by Juan Jesus
12' Napoli now threaten with Zuniga's shot, blocked by Handanovic
11' Dodo with a pass from the corner. Hernanes connects for a header that goes high
9' Vidic and Handanovic snuff out a long pass meant for Higuain
8' Hernanes with a series of feints before his left-footer goes wide
7' Insigne does well to close down Kovacic in midfield
6' Obi takes advantage of his speed on the flank to seek out team-mates in the box. Stopped by Rafael
1' We're moments away from Inter v Napoli, the Week 7 Serie A match
1' Medel starts between Hernanes and Kovacic in midfield. Palacio and Icardi in attack. Ranocchia, Vidic and Juan in defence
1' Mazzarri, without D'Ambrosio and Nagatomo, choses Joel Obi for the right and Dodo on the left.
1' The visitors take the opening kick-off. Forza Inter!
Minutes Text commentary
50' The match between Inter and Napoli ends 2-2, leaving the Nerazzurri with nine points in the standings
50' Mbaye just inches wide of claiming a goal for himself!
46' GOAL INTER. Dodo crosses from the left for Hernanes to score with a towering header inside the box! 2-2!
45' GOAL NAPOLI. Lopez crosses to the far post where Callejon meets the ball with a left-footed volley past Handanovic. 1-2
43' Palacio, suffering from cramps, leaves the pitch for M'Vila
42' Vidic clears away a shot from Higuain
39' Juan Jesus booked for a foul on Inler
38' Walter Mazzarri is sent off by Orsato
37' GOAL INTER. Icardi heads on a corner from Dodo. Guarin pounces at the far post with his right to put it away! 1-1
36' Inter send Guarin on in place of Medel
34' GOAL NAPOLI. Vidic fails to clear a ball in the box, leaving Callejon free to control and beat Handanovic with a right-footer. 0-1
30' Napoli go to the bench, sending on Ghoulam for Britos
28' Jorginho looks for Callejon in the box but Dodo snuffs out the danger
28' Jorginho booked for a foul from behind on Kovacic
25' Higuain complains of being fouled by Vidic in the box, but is booked by Orsato. Benitez's assistant Pecchia is sent off
24' Second substitution for Napoli: Mertens comes on for Insigne
23' A volley from Inler sails well over the crossbar
22' Higuain with a first-time shot on the turn, blocked by Handanovic
19' A powerful shot from Callejon from the edge of the box is punched away by Handanovic
18' Hernanes bursts forward and goes down in the box under a challenge from Koulibaly. No whistle from Orsato
17' Substitution for Napoli: Hamsik comes off for Jorginho
13' Substitution for Inter as Mbaye comes on for Obi
12' Corner for Inter. Vidic leaps and connects for a header. Just over the bar!
11' Hernanes advances and finds Icardi who attempts a shot. Blocked by Britos
8' Ranocchia's right-footer from outside the box goes high
5' Close call for Inter as Insigne hits the post after Callejon's pass!
5' A clever pass from Kovacic releases Dodo who just fails to get to the ball before it crosses the byline
1' The second half begins with no changes
Obi
6.49
6.49
Ranocchia
5.66
5.66
Jesus
6.02
6.02
Guarin
7.06
7.06
Mbaye
5.28
5.28
Palacio
5.59
5.59
Handanovic
5.55
5.55
Kovacic
6.76
6.76
Icardi
5.33
5.33
Hernanes
7.18
7.18
Vidic
4.38
4.38
Dodò
5.66
5.66
M'Vila
5.37
5.37
Medel
6.11
6.11
Average rating 5.89
5 shots on target 4
17 shots off target 8
8 fouls committed 12
6 corners 4
1 offsides 0
57% ball possession 43%
wins(49) draws(16) defeats(9)

MILAN - It was a thrilling encounter at the San Siro, with the visitors scoring twice, only to receive an immediate counterpunch from the Nerazzurri on both occasions. And once again, the Inter fans played their part to the fullest by urging the team on to make it a true group effort.

Obi sparked the game to life after five minutes with his shot from the right. Napoli were clearly struggling under Inter's high-pressure approach, and on one occasion Britos was called into action to snuff out a Nerazzurri attack. On ten minutes Hernanes found Icardi, who attempted a first-time angled shot that Rafael did well to save for a corner. Icardi was still hungry though, and nearly notched the opener when he soared to meet Dodo's cross, sending it narrowly off target. 

Napoli were against the ropes and tried to respond when Hamsik tested Handanovic. In the 39th minute Hernanes showed a wonderful piece of skill by chesting the ball down before blasting it off the post. The first half ended with the fans struggling to catch their breath. 

The second half began precisely how the first one ended: with the ball crashing off the woodwork once again, this time courtesy of Insigne. The Nerazzurri took off on a quick counter on 55 minutes with Hernanes serving Kovacic; the number 10 shot, only to see his effort blocked in the box. Then on 79 minutes Callejon capitalised on some indecision in the Inter box to put the ball beyond Handanovic and into the net. Napoli were ahead.

It felt like a sucker punch for the Nerazzurri, but they quickly showed they were capable of responding: Icardi headed Dodo's corner to the far post, where the newly entered Guarin pounced to sidefoot the ball past a surprised Rafael. And the San Siro crowed roared their approval. 

On 90 minutes Callejon struck again with a well-placed volley. And once again Inter showed they were still in it as Hernanes launched himself skyward to smash his header into the net for an injury-time equaliser. The San Siro erupted, the Prophet celebrated with his traditional somersault, and a thrilling encounter finished 2-2.
 

Inter 2-2 Napoli (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Callejon 34, Guarin 37, Callejon 90, Hernanes 90+1.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 15 Vidic, 5 Juan Jesus; 20 Obi (Mbaye 58), 88 Hernanes, 18 Medel (Guarin 81), 10 Kovacic, 22 Dodo; 8 Palacio (M'Vila 88), 9 Icardi.
Unused subs: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 6 Andreolli, 17 Kuzmanovic, 44 Krhin, 97 Bonazzoli. 
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Napoli: 1 Rafael; 5 Britos (Ghoulam 48), 33 Albiol, 26 Koulibaly, 18 Zuniga; 88 Inler, 19 Lopez; 7 Callejon, 17 Hamsik (Jorginho 62), 24 Insigne (Mertens 69); 9 Higuain.
Unused subs: 45 Andujar, 15 Colombo, 4 Henrique, 6 De Guzman, 11 Maggio, 16 Mesto, 21 Michu, 91 Zapata.
Coach: Rafael Benitez.

Referee: Daniele Orsato (Schio).

Booked: Hernanes 37, Britos 45, Higuain 70, Jorginho 73, Juan Jesus 84. 
Sent off: Pecchia 70, Mazzarri 83. 
Added time: 1 + 4 minutes. 

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Rafael
Ranocchia 23 5 Britos
Vidic 15 33 Albiol
Jesus 5 26 Koulibaly
Obi 20 18 Zuniga
Hernanes 88 88 Inler
Medel 18 19 Lopez
Kovacic 10 7 Callejon
Dodò 22 17 Hamsik
Palacio 8 24 Insigne
Icardi 9 9 Higuain

substitutes

Carrizo 30 45 Andujar
Berni 46 15 Colombo
Andreolli 6 4 Henrique
Guarin 13 6 De Guzman
Kuzmanovic 17 8 Jorginho
Mbaye 25 11 Maggio
Krhin 44 14 Mertens
M'Vila 90 16 Mesto
Bonazzoli 97 21 Michu
31 Ghoulam
91 Zapata