Final score

31 October 2015 20:45

Inter
31' Medel
1 - 0
Roma
referee Nicola Rizzoli / linesmen Di Liberatore, Costanzo / 4th man Barbirati / assistants Calvarese, Irrati
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MinutesText commentary
46'The first half ends 1-0 thanks to Medel's 30th-minute strike
45'We'll have a minute's added time
43'Nainggolan tries his luck from distance, Handanovic watches as it finishes well wide
41'Pjanic is booked for dissent
40'Brozovic with a long-range effort which fizzes just over the bar
39'Brozovic puts in a cross aimed towards Perisic at the far post but overhits it
31'GOOOOAAAAAL! Jovetic lays off to Medel and the Chilean lets fly from 25 yards: the ball nestles in the bottom corner! 1-0!
28'Jovetic tries his luck from 25 yards. It's certainly got power but lacks precision as it whizzes over the bar
25'Inter break forward and Perisic enters the box, his cross-shot coming off Manolas
23'Fantastic defending by D'Ambrosio! He hurls himself at Dzeko to deny the Bosnian a certain goal after Handanovic saved Maicon's effort
16'Ljajic plays in Brozovic, who puts Rudiger on his backside and crosses. The ball clears the six-yard box much to Szczesny's relief
15'Dzeko gets up well to power Digne's cross at goal. Handanovic saves
13'Nagatomo makes hay down the left before Salah comes in to break up the move
8'Guarin spies Szczesny off his line and attempts an outrageous lob from the halfway line, but the keeper makes it back in time
5'Not much going on in this opening stage as the two sides try to get the measure of each other
1'Just seconds into the game and there's a nasty clash between Jovetic and Digne. They're ok to carry on
1'Inter take the kick-off and we're away! FORZA INTER!
1'The teams enter the pitch to the sound of 'Pazza Inter'. We're just minutes away from kick-off in our Serie A Week 11 encounter
MinutesText commentary
50'It's all over! Inter defeat Roma and return to the Serie A summit! Gary Medel with the winner
49'Digne is booked
45'Five minutes' stoppage time to be played
45'Yellow card for Ljajic
43'Perisic goes on a seemingly endless charge upfield but runs out of steam at the byline and Szczesny claims the Croat's weak cross
42'Maicon's shot is deflected behind for a corner by Murillo
39'Garcia uses up his final sub, bringing on Iturbe for Gervinho
37'Murillo gets forward and has a dig from 25 yards but it's way off target
34'Ranocchia comes on for D'Ambrosio
33'Roma switch: Vainqueur replaces Dzeko
28'Pjanic collects his second yellow of the game for handball and receives his marching orders
24'Handanovic is booked
20'Palacio comes on to replace Jovetic
18'Change for Roma: Iago Falque takes Florenzi's place
17'Brilliant relexes by Handanovic to save Florenzi's shot and Salah's follow-up as well as a near own goal
5'Mancini is forced into making a substitution as Medel is unable to continue. Kondogbia replaces him
1'Here we go again! No changes for either side at half time. FORZA INTER!
Ranocchia
6.19
6.19
Nagatomo
7.49
7.49
Guarin
6.26
6.26
Palacio
6.28
6.28
Handanovic
9.03
9.03
D'Ambrosio
7.44
7.44
Medel
8.47
8.47
Brozovic
7.69
7.69
Kondogbia
5.91
5.91
Miranda
7.84
7.84
Murillo
7.85
7.85
Jovetic
7.07
7.07
Perisic
7.24
7.24
Ljajic
7.33
7.33
Average rating7.29
3shots on target9
7shots off target10
10fouls committed10
4corners9
2offsides1
40.7ball possession59.3
wins(45)draws(26)defeats(15)

MILAN - Inter won an entertaining encounter at the Meazza thanks to Gary Medel's first-half drive which saw the Nerazzurri beat Roma 1-0 and move above their opponents at the top of the Serie A table.

After a cautious few opening minutes, Gervinho showed a burst of pace but found his path blocked by the Nerazzurri rearguard. Then on 7 minutes Guarin attempted an audacious shot from inside his own half, only for Szczesny to get back in position in time.

Dzeko had a good chance when he rose well to meet Digne's cross on the quarter-hour mark but Handanovic was alert to keep it out. Two minutes later Ljajic linked up with Brozovic before the Croat centered for the Serb, with Rudiger getting a crucial touch to ruin the chance. Medel latched onto the loose ball but smashed it into the side netting.

Down the other end Maicon let fly with an effort from inside the box, Handanovic made the save and the ball dropped to Dzeko with the goalmouth gaping. D'Ambrosio hurled himself in front of the Bosnian to keep the scores intact.

Jovetic then fired over from outside the box before the Montenegrin had a hand in what proved to be the winner on 30 minutes. The No.10 teed up Medel 25 yards out and the Chilean unleashed a low drive that fizzed into the bottom corner beyond Szczesny's dive to make it 1-0.

The Nerazzurri managed to stifle the visitors' attempts to respond and take their lead into the dressing rooms at half time.

Medel was forced to leave the field five minutes after the restart, the Meazza applauding his departure as Kondogbia came on in his place. Roma pressed forward seeking an equaliser and Inter squandered a couple of great counter-attacking opportunities with Guarin and Ljajic.

Handanovic then earned his crust in spectacular fashion by pulling off four saves in as many seconds, first from Florenzi's long-range effort, then Salah's follow-up and an unfortunate rebound off Miranda and finally Salah's header.

Midway through the half the Giallorossi were reduced to ten men when Pjanic collected his second yellow card for handball.

Inter almost made it 2-0 through Brozovic when Palacio's cross was knocked down by Perisic but the midfielder's acrobatic finish was beaten away by Szczesny at the near post.

Roma mustered a late rally and left themselves exposed to Perisic's counter-attack but Szczesny was quick off his line to deny him.

The Nerazzurri then saw out the five minutes of stoppage time to take the points and top spot at Roma's expense.

Inter 1-0 Roma (HT 1-0)
Scorer: Medel 30.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (23 Ranocchia 79), 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo; 13 Guarin, 17 Medel (7 Kondogbia 51), 77 Brozovic; 22 Ljajic, 10 Jovetic (8 Palacio 64), 44 Perisic.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 5 Jesus, 9 Icardi, 11 Biabiany, 12 Telles, 14 Montoya, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

ROMA: 25 Szczesny; 13 Maicon, 44 Manolas, 2 Rudiger, 3 Digne; 24 Florenzi (14 Iago Falque 63), 4 Nainggolan, 15 Pjanic; 27 Gervinho (17 Iturbe 83), 9 Dzeko (21 Vainqueur 78), 11 Salah.
Subs not used: 26 De Sanctis, 5 Castan, 16 De Rossi, 18 Ponce, 23 Gyomber, 33 Emerson, 35 Torosidis, 48 Ucan, 97 Sadiq.
Coach: Rudi Garcia.

Booked: Pjanic 40, Guarin 58, Handanovic 69, Palacio 77, Ljajic 90, Digne 90+3.
Sent off: Pjanic 72.
Added time: 1+5 minutes.

Referee: Rizzoli.
Assistants: Di Liberatore, Costanzo.
Fourth official: Barbirati.
Additional assistants: Calvarese, Irrati.

starting lineups

Handanovic 125 Szczesny
D'Ambrosio 3313 Maicon
Miranda 2544 Manolas
Murillo 242 Rudiger
Nagatomo 553 Digne
Guarin 1324 Florenzi
Medel 174 Nainggolan
Brozovic 7715 Pjanic
Ljajic 2211 Salah
Jovetic 109 Dzeko
Perisic 4427 Gervinho

substitutes

Carrizo 3026 De Sanctis
Jesus 55 Castan
Kondogbia 77 Iturbe
Palacio 816 Iago Falque
Icardi 918 Ponce
Biabiany 1121 Vainqueur
Telles 1223 Gyomber
Montoya 1433 Emerson
Santon 2135 Torosidis
Ranocchia 2348 Ucan
Gnoukouri 2797 Sadiq
Manaj 97