Final score

10 January 2016 12:30

Inter
0 - 1
Sassuolo
50' (2nd half) Berardi (P)
referee Daniele Doveri / linesmen Barbirati, Marzaloni / 4th man Lo Cicero / assistants Massa, Candussio
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MinutesText commentary
46'That's the half-time whistle! It's 0-0 after an entertaining first 45 minutes of Inter v Sassuolo.
46'Brozovic with a curling right-footed effort, but it's not troubling Consigli.
45'There'll be one minute of added time at the end of the first half.
43'Ljajic exchanges passes with Icardi before unleashing a fantastic curling effort towards goal, but Consigli somehow tips it away!
40'Brozovic threads it through to Nagatomo, who nips in behind Peluso and fires it across goal. The Sassuolo defence scramble it away.
36'Berardi takes the resulting free-kick... and it whistles just past the post.
34'Murillo picks up a booking for a foul on Falcinelli.
30'Icardi tees up Ljajic, who gets to the byline and crosses into the centre. Acerbi cuts the ball out.
26'Sassuolo free-kick on the left-hand edge of the area. Sansone looks for the far post, but Handanovic tips it over for a corner.
22'Duncan fires in a cross from the left. Missiroli fires towards goal from point-black range, but Handanovic makes himself big to save.
18'Nagatomo swings in a cross, but Ljajic can only head over from the heart of the penalty box. That's three gilt-edged chances for Inter now.
13'Free-kick to Sassuolo around 30 yards out. Sansone takes it, but Handanovic gets across well to make the diving save to his right.
11'Icardi whips in a cross from the right, but Vrsaljko heads clear.
5'Another great chance for Inter. Perisic plays in Icardi who lets it run to Ljajic, but the Serbian lashes a fierce shot just past the post!
3'Medel plays it over the top for Icardi, who scampers away from the Neroverdi defence but can't stick it past Consigli. Goal kick.
1'Inter take the kick-off to get this Week 19 match underway. The Nerazzurri are unchanged from the win over Empoli.
1'The Nerazzurri's first home match of 2016 is nearly upon us... Inter v Sassuolo is moments away!
MinutesText commentary
52'It's all over. Berardi's late penalty hands Sassuolo a last-gasp 1-0 win at San Siro.
51'D'Ambrosio and Berardi both go into the book.
50'Berardi makes no mistake from the spot. Sassuolo are in front.
49'Miranda booked for that foul.
49'Sassuolo awarded a penalty after Miranda fouls Defrel.
48'Ljajic bursts into the box and wins a corner for Inter...
45'There'll be five minutes added time here at San Siro.
45'Roberto Mancini makes his last change of the match, throwing on Guarin in place of Medel.
44'Consigli pulls off yet another save to deny Jovetic.
41'Mancini rolls the dice, sending on Jovetic in place of Kondogbia.
40'Ljajic fires a missile towards the Sassuolo goal but Consigli denies him again! Corner.
38'Di Francesco makes his last change of the match, throwing on Biondini in place of Duncan.
37'Icardi is pulled back as he scampers towards the Sassuolo goal. Magnanelli takes the booking.
36'Amazing save from Handanovic to deny Paolo Cannavaro!
35'Floro Flores is on to replace Sansone in the Sassuolo ranks.
34'Incredible chance for Palacio! The Argentine looks certain to score but Peluso slides in to block on the line!
31'Ljajic has another fantastic chance from a Brozovic pass, but the Serbian's right-footed effort whistles past the far post.
30'Kondogbia takes aim with a long-range left-footed shot, but Consigli gets down well to make the save.
28'Fantastic defensive work from Miranda, who smothers Defrel's shot. Corner to Sassuolo.
26'Sassuolo make a change now and it's Defrel on for Falcinelli.
24'Great chance for Murilo, who pounces on a loose ball in the box after a corner and flashes a stinging shot just past the post.
23'Cannavaro trips Ljajic as the Serb bore down on goal. Free-kick to Inter, yellow card for the Sassuolo No.28.
20'Sassuolo break and the ball falls to Falcinelli on the left-hand side of the box. His shot forces Handanovic to put behind for a corner.
18'Roberto Mancini makes his first change of the match, bringing on Palacio for Perisic.
17'Ljajic has a crack with his right from the edge of the area, but Consigli makes the diving save to deny him.
11'Inter break at spread through Ljajic. The Serb finds Perisic out wide, but he can't thread it back to Ljajic. Acerbi concedes the corner.
6'Great chance for Inter: Brozovic tees it up for Ljajic in the penalty box, but the Serbian forward can't get his shot away.
5'First Brozovic plays it into the box, then Medel does the same. Icardi can't direct the ball goalwards.
1'The second half begins with both sides unchanged.
Nagatomo
4.27
4.27
Guarin
4.42
4.42
Palacio
5.09
5.09
Handanovic
8.11
8.11
Icardi
5.33
5.33
D'Ambrosio
5.33
5.33
Medel
4.65
4.65
Brozovic
4.48
4.48
Kondogbia
3.81
3.81
Miranda
5.27
5.27
Murillo
4.78
4.78
Jovetic
5.17
5.17
Perisic
4.99
4.99
Ljajic
5.73
5.73
Average rating5.1
6shots on target6
15shots off target9
16fouls committed19
9corners7
5offsides1
59%ball possession41%
wins(2)draws(0)defeats(2)

MILAN – Inter slipped to a last-gasp 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon as Domenico Berardi slotted home from the penalty spot with virtually the last kick of the game.

In a pulsating contest, the Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli pulled off a string of impressive saves to deny Inter what would have been a deserved goal. And with the seconds ticking away, it was a tangle of legs between Miranda and Grégoire Defrel that led to the all-important penalty.

There had been something of a surprise when the team-sheets were announced, as Roberto Mancini named an unchanged side for the first time this season. Inter started well, Gary Medel finding Mauro Icardi in behind on three minutes only for the Argentine’s weak shot to trickle wide. Two minutes later and it was Adem Ljajic’s turn to shake his head – the Serbian had been teed up by Icardi in the box, but lashed his strike just past the post.

Sassuolo sprang into life on 12 minutes as Nicola Sansone fired a vicious free-kick towards the Inter goal, but Samir Handanovic got across well to make the save. Nine minutes later, Alfred Duncan swung in a dangerous cross from the left for Simone Missiroli, but again Handanovic made himself big to make the save.

It was proving to be an entertaining match, and Ljajic continued his personal battle with Consigli as the Sassuolo man produced an astounding fingertip save to keep out the Serbian’s curling effort a few minutes before half-time.

The second half brought no changes for either side. Inter continued to attack, Marcelo Brozovic seeing his effort blocked before Danilo D’Ambrosio’s cross was deflected onto the roof of the goal. Ljajic worked Consigli again on 62 minutes, but his powerful shot was too central to worry the Sassuolo keeper.

The chances came thick and fast for the Nerazzurri: first Ljajic threatened from a free-kick, then Jeison Murillo lashed a snap shot wide from point-blank range. Geoffrey Kondogbia came close with a long-range effort, before Ljajic again looked for goal with his left foot, only to be denied once more.

Rodrigo Palacio was thrown on for Ivan Perisic and came within a whisker of giving Inter the lead seconds afterwards, Federico Peluso sliding in to block the Argentine’s effort on the line. With five minutes to go, Ljajic saw another effort tipped over by the inspired Consigli, before substitute Stevan Jovetic also fell foul of the goalie’s lightning-quick reactions.

It looked as if Inter were going to have to settle for a point, but there was to be a sting in the tail as Miranda clashed with Defrel in the box. The referee pointed to the spot and Berardi held his nerve to break Inter hearts.

INTER 0-1 SASSUOLO (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Berardi (pen. 90+5).

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo; 77 Brozovic, 17 Medel (Guarin 90), 7 Kondogbia (Jovetic  85); 44 Perisic (Palacio 63), 9 Icardi, 22 Ljajic.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 5 Jesus, 11 Biabiany, 12 Telles, 14 Montoya, 21 Santon, 23 Ranocchia, 27 Gnoukouri, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

SASSUOLO: 47 Consigli; 11 Vrsaljko, 28 Cannavaro, 15 Acerbi, 13 Peluso; 7 Missiroli, 4 Magnanelli, 32 Duncan (Biondini 83); 25 Berardi, 9 Falcinelli (Defrel 71), 17 Sansone (Floro Flores 80).
Subs not used: 1 Pomini, 79 Pegolo, 3 Longhi, 5 Antei, 10 Laribi, 16 Politano, 20 Ariaudo, 21 Fontanesi, 23 Gazzola.
Coach: Eusebio Di Francesco.

Yellow cards: Murillo 34, Cannavaro 67, Magnanelli 82, Miranda 90+4, D'Ambrosio 90+5.
Red cards: None.

Added time: 1 + 5 minutes.

Referee: Doveri.
Assistants: Barbirati, Marzaloni.
Fourth official: Lo Cicero.
Additional assistants: Massa, Candussio.

starting lineups

Handanovic 147 Consigli
D'Ambrosio 3311 Vrsaljko
Miranda 2528 Cannavaro
Murillo 2415 Acerbi
Nagatomo 5513 Peluso
Brozovic 777 Missiroli
Medel 174 Magnanelli
Kondogbia 732 Duncan
Perisic 4425 Berardi
Icardi 99 Falcinelli
Ljajic 2217 Sansone

substitutes

Carrizo 301 Pomini
Jesus 579 Pegolo
Palacio 83 Longhi
Jovetic 105 Antei
Biabiany 118 Biondini
Telles 1210 Laribi
Guarin 1316 Politano
Montoya 1420 Ariaudo
Santon 2121 Fontanesi
Ranocchia 2323 Gazzola
Gnoukouri 2783 Floro Flores
Manaj 9792 Defrel