Final score

17 January 2015 18:00

Empoli
0 - 0
Inter
referee / linesmen Cariolato, Fiorito / 4th man Giallatini / assistants Orsato, Pairetto
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Minutes Text commentary
46' The ref calls an end to first-half proceedings after a minute's added time. It's goalless at the Castellani at the halfway stage
42' Empoli attack and Mchedlidze flashes wide a shot
37' Inter break forward with Palacio. He lays off for Guarin, who takes aim from the edge of the box but sends his effort wide
34' Empoli have a corner, Valdifiori whips it in, Campagnaro clears
25' Verdi tries his luck down the other end but hits it over
24' Hernanes cuts inside into a shooting position but his left-footed effort is too weak to trouble Sepe
20' The corner comes in and there's a bit of a scramble. Tonelli almost scores an own goal before Empoli hoof clear
19' D'Ambrosio's delivery from the left is put behind by Barba for a corner
13' Empoli on the attack. Ranocchia snuffs out the danger and wins a free kick in the process
6' Hysaj strikes one from range, Handanovic gets down well to push it away
4' Vidic does well to beat Mchedlidze to the ball
1' We're off. The Nerazzurri take the kick-off to get us up and running at the Stadio Castellani. FORZA INTER!
Minutes Text commentary
48' Empoli and Inter share the spoils as it ends 0-0 at the Castellani
47' Medel is cautioned
45' Three minutes of stoppage time to be played
44' Shaqiri goes on a decent run down the flank before picking out Hernanes in the middle. The Brazilian's effort is off target
29' Mancini's final substitution is Shaqiri for Podolski. The Swiss forward makes his Nerazzurri bow!
26' Another switch for the hosts. Mchedlidze is off, Maccarone on
20' Change for Empoli as Zielinski comes on for Verdi
19' Pucciarelli scampers into the box and shoots, Handanovic gets a touch on it before Andreolli hoofs away
17' Nice move orchestrated by Palacio and Guarin but it ends with a cross that finds no one
15' Mancini shuffles his pack up front as Icardi makes way for Kovacic
7' 52: CLOSE! After Hernanes brings the ball upfield and Campagnaro wins a corner, Vidic's downwards header bounces fractionally wide
1' Andreolli replaced Ranocchia during the break and the second half has now begun. Forza Inter!
Andreolli
5.21
5.21
Ranocchia
4.85
4.85
Guarin
4.41
4.41
Palacio
4.39
4.39
Handanovic
6.63
6.63
Kovacic
5.09
5.09
Campagnaro
4.72
4.72
Icardi
3.64
3.64
D'Ambrosio
4.66
4.66
Hernanes
3.71
3.71
Vidic
5.84
5.84
Medel
5.51
5.51
Podolski
4.38
4.38
Shaqiri
5.59
5.59
Average rating 4.9
5 shots on target 1
9 shots off target 6
11 fouls committed 15
10 corners 3
1 offsides 2
61% ball possession 39%
wins(7) draws(3) defeats(2)

starting lineups

Sepe 33 1 Handanovic
Barba 19 14 Campagnaro
Rugani 24 15 Vidic
Tonelli 26 23 Ranocchia
Hysaj 23 33 D'Ambrosio
Vecino 88 13 Guarin
Valdifiori 6 18 Medel
Croce 11 88 Hernanes
Verdi 18 8 Palacio
Mchedlidze 9 11 Podolski
Pucciarelli 20 9 Icardi

substitutes

Pugliesi 1 30 Carrizo
Bassi 28 46 Berni
Laurini 2 6 Andreolli
Perticone 4 10 Kovacic
Maccarone 7 17 Kuzmanovic
Signorelli 8 20 Obi
Tavano 10 22 Dodò
Laxalt 13 25 Mbaye
Bianchetti 22 44 Krhin
Zielinski 27 54 Donkor
91 Shaqiri
97 Bonazzoli