Final score

8 November 2015 12:30

Torino
0 - 1
Inter
32' Kondogbia
referee Massimiliano Irrati / linesmen Crispo, Musolino / 4th man Ranghetti / assistants Damato, Doveri
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MinutesText commentary
47'Irrati blows up for the end of the first half. Geoffrey Kondogbia's strike puts Inter 1-0 up at the break
45'The ref has added on two minutes of additional time
44'Nagatomo whips the cross in from the free-kick, Padelli punches clear
42'Nagatomo beats Bruno Peres who fells the Nerazzurri winger. Inter with a free-kick on the left side of the area
36'Low cross from Palacio to Icardi, who finds room in the box but doesn't strike it cleanly with his right
34'Quagliarella feeds Belotti from the right, but he can't find the target on the turn
32'GOOAAAAL!! Nagatomo takes the free-kick, Palacio gets the knock-on and Kondogbia volleys home. 1-0 to the Nerazzurri
31'Glik goes in on Icardi for the second time and picks up a booking
30'Benassi tries his luck from outside the area and hits the bar with a great shot
27'Juan Jesus to Palacio, but the Argentine is flagged up for offside by Irrati's linesman
23'Glik raises his arm in Icardi's face and Inter are awarded a free-kick
20'Counter attack from Bruno Peres. He unleashes a shot midway inside Inter's half but he can't keep it on target
17'Good play from Kondogbia who plays Nagatomo in deep. The cross from the Japanese international is palmed behind by Padelli
13'D'Ambrosio plays it long for Palacio, but he doesn't manage to get on the end of it
10'Icardi with a great chance, robbing Glik he squares it before following up with a header that goes just over
9'Inter are trying to play football here, but Torino are sticking 11 men behind the ball
4'Vives with a long-range effort, Nagatomo closes down well and Handanovic blocks the deflected shot
1'And the match is under way, the home side have the kick-off
1'The teams are out on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico! The match is about to begin
1'Just a few minutes to go until Torino v Inter, the early kick-off in Week 12 of Serie A TIM 2015/16
MinutesText commentary
52'That's it! Inter defeat Torino at the Olimpico thanks to Kondogbia's first-half goal. Inter go clear at the top
49'The Colombian defender is replaced by Ranocchia in Inter's final sub
48'Jeison Murillo pulls up with cramp and the game comes to a temporary halt
45'Six minutes of additional time to be added on to the regulation 90
43'Handanovic narrows the angle and smothers a shot from Vives
40'Quagliarella has a dig from 30 metres but the ball flies comfortably over Handanovic's goal
37'Final sub for Torino, Amauri coming on in place of Baselli
36'Good work from Ljajic who beats Glik and shifts the ball to his right, but his shot is wayward after an odd bounce catches him offguard
35'Quagliarella turns sharply in the box and shoots but Handanovic saves yet again. Corner for Torino
33'Another sub for Torino, Zappacosta coming on for Bruno Peres
30'Second change for Inter, Ljajic comes on for Palacio
29'Bruno Peres with a rough challenge on Nagatomo. Yellow card for the Torino player
27'Quagliarella with a right-footed shot that is put behind for a corner by Murillo
23'Perisic threatens immediately, winning a corner off a deflection from Gabriel Silva on the byline
22'Inter make their first sub, Perisic coming on for Icardi
21'Medel plays in deep to Icardi, who is flagged up for offside
18'Medel booked for bringing down Baselli as he was launching a counter-attack
18'Torino sub: Belotti is replaced by Maxi Lopez
13'Torino counter attack: Molinaro aims for Quagliarella in the area but Handanovic comes off his line early and claims the ball
8'Great cross from Bruno Peres, cutting across everyone in the box but no one can get a touch on it
6'Nagatomo cuts in and tries his luck from the right, but his long-range effort goes comfortably wide
5'Quagliarella shoots again from inside the area, Handanovic saves low
3'Double save from Handanovic! First he parries Quagliarella's volley then he smothers Belotti's tap-in. Miraculous!
2'Quagliarella crosses from the right, Miranda diverts it behind for a corner
1'No changes to either side as Inter get the second half under way
Ranocchia
6.13
6.13
Nagatomo
6.71
6.71
Jesus
6.19
6.19
Palacio
6.09
6.09
Handanovic
8.64
8.64
Icardi
5.2
5.2
D'Ambrosio
6.25
6.25
Medel
7.32
7.32
Kondogbia
7.55
7.55
Miranda
7.49
7.49
Murillo
7.44
7.44
Perisic
5.75
5.75
Ljajic
5.57
5.57
Melo
5.58
5.58
Average rating6.56
8shots on target2
8shots off target5
12fouls committed7
5corners2
6offsides3
48%ball possession52%
wins(30)draws(26)defeats(30)

TURIN – Inter stepped out at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin for today's early kick-off with head coach Roberto Mancini ringing the changes. Playing in a 3-5-2 formation with Rodrigo Palacio and Mauro Icardi leading the line up front, Inter rarely looked liked conceding and created chances up front in an entertaining game.

In truth, there was little to separate the two sides and Geoffrey Kondogbia's far-post volley in the 31st minute after a Yuto Nagatomo free-kick was enough to hand three points to the Nerazzurri.

On a beautiful early November day, Mancini's men started the game on the front foot and worked their first opportunity in the 10th minute with Icardi nodding narrowly over, after the Argentine striker had caused panic in the Torino area with a low cross.  

Inter were managing the opening exchanges of a cagey affair comfortably. Nevertheless, Torino switched on in the 29th minute when Marco Benassi rattled Samir Handanovic's bar. Soon after, however, Inter took the lead as Nagatomo whipped in a set piece and Palacio got the flick-on, leaving Kondogbia in acres of space to volley home past Daniele Padelli in goal. It was the French midfielder's first goal in competitive fixtures for Inter. 

The first half concluded with nothing more of note, aside from some good keeping by the Torino stopper who showed quick reactions to intercept a cross that Icardi was waiting to head home.   

Torino exploded out of the blocks after the break. Handanovic was called into action three times in the space of three minutes at the start of the second half, but was equal to everything the home side had to throw at him. 

Towards the midway point in the second half, both coaches began to shuffle their packs. Maxi Lopez replaced Andrea Belotti in the 62nd minute for Torino, while Ivan Perisic came on for Nerazzurri skipper Icardi moments later (with the armband going to Nagatomo). The Croatian striker made an immediate impact with a great run down the left, but his cross from the byline went behind without danger.

The hosts were presented with a wonderful chance in minute 80: Daniele Baselli released the dangerous Fabio Quagliarella inside the area, but once again Inter's Slovenian miracle-worker was there to save the goal-bound shot. The Nerazzurri responded well a minute later and substitute Adem Ljajic worked himself a shooting opportunity from the edge of the box. Unfortunately, his effort flew harmlessly over as a rogue bounce deceived the Serbian. 

There was still time for Inter's No. 1 to show off his bravado yet again with three minutes to go in normal time, saving low from veteran Brazilian Amauri's effort. 

One cause for concern for Mancini was when Jeison Murillo was forced off with an injury to his right knee late on in the game, with Andrea Ranocchia taking his place. 

Torino could do nothing to change the scoreline - even after eight minutes of injury time - and Inter picked up another 1-0 victory that lifts them clear at the top of Serie A. 

TORINO 0-1 INTER (HT 0-1)
Scorers: Kondogbia 32.

TORINO: 1 Padelli; 21 Silva, 25 Glik, 24 Moretti; 33 Peres (7 Zappacosta, 78), 15 Benassi, 20 Vives, 16 Baselli (22 Amauri, 82), 3 Molinaro; 27 Quagliarella, 9 Belotti (11 Maxi Lopez, 63).
Subs not used: 13 Castellazzi, 28 Ichazo, 6 Acquah, 14 Gazzi, 17 Martinez, 23 Prcic, 44 Pryima.
Coach: Giampiero Ventura.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 24 Murillo (23 Ranocchia, 90+4), 25 Miranda, 5 Jesus; 33 D'Ambrosio, 83 Melo, 17 Medel, 7 Kondogbia, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio (22 Ljajic, 75), 9 Icardi (44 Perisic, 67).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 10 Jovetic, 11 Biabiany, 12 Telles, 14 Montoya, 21 Santon, 23 Ranocchia, 27 Gnoukouri, 77 Brozovic, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Yellow cards: Glik 31, Medel 63, Bruno Peres 74.
Additional time: 2+6.

Referee: Massimiliano Irrati.
Assistants: Andrea Crispo, Espedito Marco Musolino.
Fourth official: Sergio Ranghetti.
Additional assistants: Antonio Damato, Daniele Doveri. 

starting lineups

Padelli 11 Handanovic
Gaston Silva 2124 Murillo
Glik 2525 Miranda
Moretti 245 Jesus
Bruno Peres 3333 D'Ambrosio
Benassi 1583 Melo
Vives 2017 Medel
Baselli 167 Kondogbia
Molinaro 355 Nagatomo
Quagliarella 278 Palacio
Belotti 99 Icardi

substitutes

Castellazzi 1330 Carrizo
Ichazo 2810 Jovetic
Acquah 611 Biabiany
Zappacosta 712 Telles
Maxi Lopez 1114 Montoya
Gazzi 1421 Santon
Martinez 1722 Ljajic
Amauri 2223 Ranocchia
Prcic 2327 Gnoukouri
Pryyma 4444 Perisic
77 Brozovic
97 Manaj