Final score

7 December 2014 20:45

Inter
44' Icardi
1 - 2
Udinese
26' (2nd half) Thereau
15' (2nd half) Fernandes
referee Andrea Gervasoni / linesmen La Rocca , Posado / 4th man Preti / assistants Orsato, Di Paolo
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MinutesText commentary
46'The first half of Inter v Udinese has drawn to a close. Mauro Icardi's 45th-minute strike is the difference between the two sides.
46'Guilherme's right-footed effort goes harmlessly wide.
45'Gervasoni indicates there'll be one minute of added time.
44'INTER TAKE THE LEAD!!!!! Guarin threads the needle to slip Icardi through, and Argentine slots it home past Karnezis.
41'Palacio's cross is put behind for a corner. Guarin's cross finds its way to Medel, who puts his laces through the ball. Goal kick.
38'Pasquale with a risky back-pass, but luckily for Udinese Karnezis is on his toes to dispel the danger
37'Dodo is upended on the edge of the box, but Gervasoni waves play on.
35'Udinese break and find Di Natale deep in Inter's half, but the Italian's left-footed effort is too high.
34'From Dodo's corner, Pasquale downs Juan Jesus and concedes the free-kick. Guarin to take.
31'Icardi gather the ball from his left and, rather than shooting, tries to burst into the box. Piris clears for Udinese.
30'Nagatomo with a cross into the box, but Danilo clears.
29'Guarin with a long-range effort of his own, but it's easy fodder for Karnezis.
26'More Inter pressure here in Milan. Icardi with some great play puts the ball into the box, but there's nobody there to capitalise.
23'Inter are on the front foot here. This time Medel tries a long-range effort, but it goes wide.
22'What a chance! Guarin pulls it back for Kovacic and the Croat slams a powerful effort off the crossbar. Palacio's follow-up is blocked.
21'Great work from Badu to nick the ball away from a marauding Kovacic.
19'Great ball for Palacio by Kovacic. The Argentine crosses for Guarin, but it's too long and Pasquale brings it away.
11'Dodo plays it in for Kovacic from the left. The Croatian looks for Palacio, but the Argentine striker can't get up high enough.
8'Fernandes with the cross for Heurtaux, but his header is way over the crossbar.
7'Palacio collects Juan Jesus' pass inside the area, but he's interrupted by the offside flag.
2'Guarin crosses the ball in looking for Palacio, but it's easily gathered by Karnezis in the Udinese goal.
1'Widmer sets off down the right and tries a cross, but it's wayward.
1'The visitors take the kick-off to get us underway
1'Andrea Gervasoni, from the Mantova refereeing division, is the man with the whistle in Milan tonight.
1'Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Nagatomo and Dodo make up the Nerazzurri back four. Medel is the anchorman between Guarin and Kuzmanovic in midfield.
1'Roberto Mancini has gone for a front three against Andrea Stramaccioni's Udinese side, with Palacio, Icardi and Kovacic the men up top.
1'Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Udinese, part of the 14th round of matches in this Serie A 2014/15 season.
MinutesText commentary
49'It's all over and Inter have lost 1-2. Icardi put the Nerazzurri ahead, but Fernandes and Thereau struck to seal the win for Udinese.
49'Handanovic gets his head to Kuzmanovic's corner, but as it bounces free Guarin fouls Danilo.
49'Bonazzoli wins a corner-kick and everyone bombs forward, including Handanovic!
46'Bonazzoli earns himself a yellow card after an untidy challenge on Fernandes.
45'The referee has indicated that there'll be a minimum of four minutes' added time.
45'Mancini makes his third and final substitution of the night, with Dodo making way for Bonazzoli.
45'Inter make another change, with Mancini bringing on Bonazzoli for Medel.
41'Pinzi picks up a cheap booking for a foul on Dodo.
39'Palacio tries to get his side level with a cross from the right flank, but Karnezis punches clear.
36'Stramaccioni makes another change, with Allan taking his leave to be replaced by Pinzi.
34'Guarin crosses the ball in, but Danilo gets up to head away.
31'Guarin has a go with his right foot, but Piris stands firm to block.
30'Kovacic wins the ball back and looks for goal with a right-footed effort, but his shot is blocked on the edge of the area.
26'Udinese take the lead. Palacio's back-pass is taken up by Thereau, who jinks past Handanovic and rolls the ball into an empty net. 1-2.
26'Fernandes with the corner, but Badu's effort is well wide.
24'Guarin is downed in the area by Guilherme and Pasquale, but Gervasoni blows up for a foul against the Colombian.
22'Mancini makes a change of his own, bringing on Osvaldo for Icardi.
19'Udinese make the first change of the match, with Di Natale swapping places with Thereau.
18'Inter get straight back on the attack. Kuzmanovic plays in Kovacic, whose low shot is a whisker away from sneaking inside the post.
15'Udinese draw level. Allan tees up Bruno Fernandes, who shoots past Handanovic to make it 1-1.
14'Another chance for that man Di Natale, who controls in the box and gets a powerful shot away. Handanovic is more than equal to it.
12'Widmer crosses the ball in from the right, but Medel is there to slide in and put it behind for a corner.
12'From the corner, Di Natale's header whistles just over the crossbar.
10'Di Natale lets fly with a right-footed effort, but the ball is wide of Handanovic's right post.
7'Juan Jesus' effort is claimed by Karnezis.
3'Dodo earns himself a booking for a poor challenge on Widmer.
3'Danilo averts the danger after Kovacic and Icardi combine well.
2'Gervasoni penalises Palacio for a hand-ball.
1'The second half gets underway.
Ranocchia
3.56
3.56
Nagatomo
3.2
3.2
Jesus
3.59
3.59
Guarin
4.34
4.34
Palacio
2.67
2.67
Handanovic
5.21
5.21
Kuzmanovic
4.21
4.21
Kovacic
3.98
3.98
Icardi
5.14
5.14
Bonazzoli
4.63
4.63
D'Ambrosio
4.46
4.46
Dodò
3.68
3.68
Osvaldo
4.65
4.65
Medel
4.28
4.28
Average rating4.11
2shots on target6
14shots off target10
11fouls committed8
9corners4
4offsides6
65%ball possession45%
wins(24)draws(11)defeats(9)

MILAN – Inter failed to capitalise on an excellent first-half performance this evening, with Udinese scoring twice after the break to seal a comeback win at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. 

The Nerazzurri started brightly, setting a high tempo and pressing Udinese all over the pitch. In the 22nd minute, Inter were a whisker away from taking the lead. Guarin took up the ball on the left, leaving Piris for dead before cutting the ball back for Kovacic. The Croat unleashed a howitzer of an effort towards the opposition goal, but it cannoned back off the crossbar. Palacio pounced on the rebound, but the Udinese defence somehow managed to scramble it away with the woodwork still rattling. 

Barely 60 seconds later, Medel let fly with a fearsome long-range effort that whistled past the post. Udinese tried to fight fire with fire, but Di Natale’s left-footed shot failed to trouble Handanovic’s goal. On 44 minutes, the Friulian outfit again threatened, this time through Badu, but the Ghanaian’s header was easy fodder for the Inter goalie. 

Udinese could be forgiven for thinking they’d got to half-time unscathed, but Mauro Icardi had other ideas. After Fredy Guarin’s eye-of-the-needle pass carved the Udinese defence wide open, Icardi sprang the offside trap and made no mistake in firing past Karnezis, ensuring that Inter went in 1-0 up at the break.

Udinese came out fighting in the second half, and drew level on 60 minutes. Bruno Fernandes controlled well before unleashing a looping effort that left Handanovic with no chance. Unperturbed, Inter pushed forward for a winner, Kovacic’s low strike fizzing inches wide of the post.

Cruelly, the Udinese winner came from Palacio’s poor back-pass. Thereau latched onto the loose ball, sidestepping Handanovic and stroking home into an empty net. Inter tried to react, especially through the dangerous-looking Osvaldo and Guarin, but there was to be no reprieve. 

INTER 1-2 UDINESE
Scorers: Icardi 44, Fernandes 60, Thereau 71.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 55 Nagatomo, 23 Ranocchia, 5 Juan Jesus, 22 Dodo (Bonazzoli 90); 13 Guarin, 18 Medel (D'Ambrosio 88) , 17 Kuzmanovic; 8 Palacio, 9 Icardi (Osvaldo 67), 10 Kovacic.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 6 Andreolli, 14 Campagnaro, 15 Vidic, 20 Obi, 25 Mbaye, 44 Krhin, 90 M'Vila.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Udinese: 31 Karnezis; 75 Heurtaux, 5 Danilo, 89 Piris; 27 Widmer, 7 Badu, 19 Guilherme, 6 Allan (Pinzi 81), 26 Pasquale; 8 Fernandes; 10 Di Natale (Thereau 59).
Subs not used: 1 Brkic, 22 Scuffet, 2 Wague, 14 Belmonte, 18 Bubnjic, 21 Hallberg, 33 Kone, 34 Gabriel Silva, 82 Geijo, 95 Evangelista.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Andrea Gervasoni (Mantova).
Booked: Dodo 48, Pinzi 86, Bonazzoli 90+1.
Added time: 1 + 4 minutes.

starting lineups

Handanovic 131 Karnezis
Nagatomo 5575 Heurtaux
Ranocchia 235 Danilo
Jesus 589 Piris
Dodò 2227 Widmer
Guarin 137 Badu
Medel 1819 Guilherme
Kuzmanovic 176 Allan
Palacio 826 Pasquale
Icardi 98 Fernandes
Kovacic 1010 Di Natale

substitutes

Carrizo 301 Brkic
Berni 4622 Scuffet
Andreolli 62 Wague
Osvaldo 714 Belmonte
Campagnaro 1418 Bubnjic
Vidic 1521 Hallberg
Obi 2033 Kone
Mbaye 2534 Gabriel Silva
D'Ambrosio 3366 Pinzi
Krhin 4477 Thereau
M'Vila 9082 Geijo
Bonazzoli 9795 Evangelista