Final score

25 January 2015 15:00

Inter
0 - 1
Torino
49' (2nd half) Moretti
referee Massimiliano Irrati / linesmen Longo, Petrella / 4th man Meli / assistants Valeri, Nasca
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MinutesText commentary
48'The referee brings the first half to a close after three minutes' added time. The teams head in with the scores level at 0-0.
48'Podolski swings in the corner for Ranocchia, but the Italian's header is wayward.
47'Podolski wins the ball back well and lets fly with a shot from the edge of the area, but the German's shot is blocked by Moretti.
45'Three minutes of added time will be played.
44'Mancini is forced into an early change: Ranocchia comes on the replace the injured Andreolli.
43'Andreolli tackles Benassi, but the Nerazzurri defender picks up a muscle injury in the process and can't continue.
40'D'Ambrosio swings a nice cross in from the right for Icardi, but the Argentine's header misses the far post by a whisker.
37'Podolski wins the ball back on the edge of the Torino area, but Glik shuts him down. Corner for the Nerazzurri.
32'Kovacic drives forward, creating havoc in the Torino back lines before playing in Palacio. Moretti gets the block in out wide.
30'Molinaro fires in a low cross, but Vidic is there to clear the danger.
25'Guarin shows good feet to get a cross away from the right, but it's long.
21'The Nerazzurri win another corner. Vidic steals a march on the entire Torino defence, but can't steer it goalwards.
17'Inter continue to ask questions of Torino: Guarin plays in D'Ambrosio, whose shot is deflected behind for a corner.
15'Good work from Guarin on Martinez, whose shot is forced high and wide.
13'Palacio plays in Podolski from the left, but the German's shot is saved by Torino goalkeeper Padelli.
11'Guarin unleashes a powerful effort from outside of the box, but it goes over Padelli's bar.
9'The match is finely poised here in Milan, with Inter trying to take the game to their opponents and Torino camped in their half of the field
4'Long ball through for Martinez, but Handanovic is alert to the danger and comes out to claim.
2'D'Ambrosio with a cross from the right, but it clears the entire penalty box and ends up going out of play.
1'The Nerazzurri get us underway here at San Siro.
MinutesText commentary
49'Torino score at the death. Moretti latches on to Maxi Lopez's flick on to head past Handanovic.
45'The fourth official signals that there'll be four minutes' added time.
45'Shaqiri tried to play in Palacio, but the Swiss' ball is too heavy for the Argentine. Padelli claims.
42'Kuzmanovic with the free-kick: it's crossed in for Vidic, but the big Serb just can't get there in time.
40'Obi skips past Darmian, who brings the Inter man down. The Italian picks up a booking and Inter have a free-kick.
36'Torino make their third and final change, with Ventura choosing to bring Bovo on for Maksimovic.
35'Guarin tries his luck with a shot from the edge of the area, but it's high and wide.
34'Icardi brings down Benassi to stop a Torino counter. The Argentine striker picks up a booking for his troubles.
30'Donkor is brought down on the right by Gazzi after some great play. Irrati awards Inter a free-kick and shows the Torino man a yellow card.
29'Palacio with a low cross into the area, but Shaqiri can't quite get there in time to apply the finish.
28'Molinaro shoots from the edge of the area, but Handanovic is there again.
27'Torino counter with Darmian, who finds himself in behind the Inter defence. Handanovic gets down well to save.
22'Torino make a change: Farnerud makes way for El Kaddouri.
22'Last change for Inter, as Mancini rolls the dice and brings on Donkor for Podolski.
21'Quagliarella gets into the Nerazzurri area and unleashes a shot, but Ranocchia blocks well.
20'Double chance for Inter: first Guarin and then Shaqiri try their luck, but the Torino defence stands strong.
19'Lopez attempts to play in Quagliarella, but Vidic does excellently to cut it out.
16'Benassi slots in Farnerud, but his shot is wayward.
12'First substitution for Torino: Maxi Lopez comes on for Martinez.
11'Mancini is forced into his second change of the afternoon: D'Ambrosio comes off, with Shaqiri coming on to replace him.
10'D'Ambrosio is struggling with what looks like a muscle injury - he's down and calling for the Nerazzurri medical staff.
7'D'Ambrosio is booked for a foul on Martinez.
6'Palacio is inches away from getting on the end of Guarin's cross.
6'Podolski with a left-footed effort from the right side of the area, but Padelli manages to get it away for a corner.
3'Vidic ghosts in at the back post to attack Kuzmanovic's corner, but his headed effort is saved by Padelli.
1'Torino get the match back underway. No changes for either side.
Andreolli
5.24
5.24
Obi
4.03
4.03
Ranocchia
3.63
3.63
Guarin
4.76
4.76
Palacio
3.74
3.74
Handanovic
4.7
4.7
Donkor
5.63
5.63
Kuzmanovic
4.77
4.77
Kovacic
3.58
3.58
Icardi
3.25
3.25
D'Ambrosio
4.57
4.57
Vidic
5.46
5.46
Podolski
4.22
4.22
Shaqiri
4.48
4.48
Average rating4.43
2shots on target2
12shots off target7
16fouls committed18
8corners5
3offsides0
70%ball possession30%
wins(42)draws(27)defeats(17)

MILAN – Roberto Mancini saw his Nerazzurri side slip to a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Torino at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza today, with Emiliano Moretti heading in a last-minute corner to hand his side all three points.

Inter set up with Andreolli and Vidic in the heart of the defence, with an attacking trio of Palacio, Kovacic and Podolski playing just behind Mauro Icardi. Giampiero Ventura’s Torino are a good footballing side, however, and knew exactly how to approach what was undoubtedly a tough away match for the Granata.

Space was heavily restricted for the Nerazzurri, with bodies clogging up the centre of the park. Nonetheless, Inter were very much in the ascendency during the first 15 minutes of the match, especially when Guarin’s shot worried Padelli in the 11th minute. Podolski also tested the Granata goalkeeper, after the German was slipped in by the fleet-footed Palacio. Icardi, too, saw a good header saved by the Torino stopper.

Guarin and Kuzmanovic were well in control of proceedings, touching the ball no less than 131 times in the first half alone. Indeed, it was Kuz who won the ball back to set Kovacic through, but the Croatian’s ball for Palacio was just a fraction too long, allowing Moretti to put it behind for a corner. The Nerazzurri continued to threaten through Obi, but the Nigerian’s left-footed effort finished just wide. Mancini was forced into an early change on 44 minutes, with Andreolli having to make way for Ranocchia.

Torino started the second half on the attack, but it was Podolski who nearly broke the deadlock. His shot from the corner of the area had to be punched clear by Padelli. The visitors were certainly growing into the game by this point, gaining control of the midfield and threatening through Martinez and Fernerud, who latched onto a Benassi pass only to shoot high and wide.

On 72 minutes, the Granata went close once more. Molinaro worked the ball onto his right before drawing a smart save from Handanovic. With Torino on top, Shaqiri was brought on in place of the injured D’Ambrosio, before Podolski too made way, this time for Donkor. The young Ghanaian instantly bought a foul from Gazzi, but the free-kick came to nothing.

Inter were close taking the lead in the 83rd minute. First Kuzmanovic set up Vidic, with the Serb just unable to make contact, then Obi couldn’t steer the rebound goalwards.

With the match seemingly destined to finish 0-0, Moretti popped up to deliver a real sucker punch to Roberto Mancini’s side. Maxi Lopez got up to flick on a corner from the right, finding Moretti unmarked in the six-yard box to head home.

INTER 0-1 TORINO
Scorers: (Moretti 90+4)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (Shaqiri 56), 15 Vidic, 6 Andreolli (Ranocchia 44), 20 Obi; 13 Guarin, 17 Kuzmanovic; 8 Palacio, 10 Kovacic, 11 Podolski (Donkor 67); 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 22 Dodo, 28 Puscas, 44 Krhin, 88 Hernanes, 97 Bonazzoli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

TORINO: 30 Padelli; 14 Maksimovic (Bovo 81), 25 Glik, 24 Moretti; 36 Darmian, 94 Benassi, 14 Gazzi, 8 Farnerud (El Kaddouri 67), 3 Molinaro; 17 Martinez (Lopez 57), 27 Quagliarella.
Subs not used: 1 Gillet, 13 Castellazzi, 18 Jansson, 20 Vives, 21 Gaston Silva, 22 Amauri, 32 S. Masiello.
Coach: Giampiero Ventura.

Booked: D'Ambrosio (52), Gazzi (75), Icardi (79), Darmian (85).
Added time: 3 + 4 mins.
Referee: Irrati.
Assistants: Longo, Petrella.
Fourth official: Meli.
​Additional assistants: Valeri, Nasca.

starting lineups

Handanovic 130 Padelli
D'Ambrosio 3319 Maksimovic
Vidic 1525 Glik
Andreolli 624 Moretti
Obi 2036 Darmian
Guarin 1394 Benassi
Kuzmanovic 1714 Gazzi
Palacio 88 Farnerud
Kovacic 103 Molinaro
Podolski 1117 Martinez
Icardi 927 Quagliarella

substitutes

Carrizo 301 Gillet
Berni 4613 Castellazzi
Dodò 225 Bovo
Ranocchia 237 El Kaddouri
Puscas 2811 Maxi Lopez
Krhin 4418 Jansson
Donkor 5420 Vives
Hernanes 8821 Silva
Shaqiri 9122 Amauri
Bonazzoli 9732 Masiello