Final score

7 February 2016 12:30

Hellas Verona
12' (2nd half) Ionita
16' Pisano
13' Helander
3 - 3
Inter
33' (2nd half) Perisic
17' (2nd half) Icardi
8' Murillo
referee Piero Giacomelli / linesmen Crispo, Paganessi / 4th man Marzaloni / assistants Guida, Gervasoni
Watch highlights
MinutesText commentary
45'No injury time as the ref blows up for half-time at the Bentegodi
41'Telles misses the target on his left from outside the area
40'Chance for Inter! Brozovic finds Icardi at the far post, but Gollini closes him down
36'Wszolek upends Telles and is shown a yellow card
33'Eder with a volley from the penalty spot. Giacomelli doesn't spot the deflection and indicates a goal kick
31'Felipe Melo is booked for a foul on Toni, free-kick to the hosts
29'Telles takes a free-kick midway inside the Verona half but the home defence clears
25'Great cross from Nagatomo seeking out Icardi but Moras gets his head on it
21'Brozovic inches away from goal of the season with a stunning sideways scissor-kick after a cross from Icardi
16'Verona score again. Pisano doubles the host's advantage with another headed goal from a set piece
13'Verona score. Helander heads past Handanovic from a corner and levels things up: 1-1
12'Hellas swing the ball in with Toni the target but Murillo anticipates and puts behind for a corner
8'GOOOAAAAAALL!!! Brozovic swings in a corner and Murillo rises highest to nod home for 1-0!!!
7'Wonder save by Gollini on Palacio from close-range after good interplay with Icardi
4'Palacio feeds Eder on the edge of the box. The Brazilian-born Italy striker is tackled by Marrone who gets a free-kick
1'Roberto Mancini's men have the kick-off and we're under way
1'Moments away from the lunchtime kick-off Hellas Verona v Inter in Week 24 of 2015/16
MinutesText commentary
48'Giacomelli blows up and it's finished 3-3 at the Stadio Bentegodi
47'Icardi can't quite get control of a cross and the chances fizzles out
45'There will be three minutes' of additional time
45'Final change for Mancini, Ljajic coming on for Eder
42'Bbiabiany crosses and Icardi rises highest but nods just wide
42'Romulo tries to chip Handanovic after a Verona counter. Just wide
41'Gilberto comes in from the left and hits the post trying to beat Handanovic on his near side
39'Eder with an effort from the edge of the box, Gollini puts it behind for a corner
38'Mancini replaces Telles with Biabiany
38'Marrone is booked for hauling down Palacio and preventing an Inter counter attack
36'Romulo replaces Wszolek in the Hellas Verona ranks
36'Great stuff from Nagatomo, Wszolek puts his dangerous cross behind for a corner
33'GOOOAAAAAAAL! Palacio whips a cross across the face of goal and Perisic sneaks it in at the far post
32'Telles picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Wszolek
31'Verona counter arrack but Gomez can't find the target from the edge of the area
27'Brozovic plays it deep for Icardi but it's too far for the Nerazzurri skipper
23'Del Neri brings on Juanito Gomez for Toni
22'Incredible save from Gollini after a shot from close range by Palacio
17'GOOOAAAAAL!!! Perisic squares it to Icardi who chips an onrushing Gollini into the net
16'Gilberto replaces Fares as Hellas Verona make a change
15'Fares is booked for a heavy challenge on Palacio
12'Hellas score again as Ionita heads home to make it 3-1
11'Kondogbia takes on a right-footed shot from distance but Gollini saves
10'Brozovic overhits a pass forward to Eder and Gollini gathers
7'Palacio flies down the right and fires in a cross-shot that Gollini punches away
4'Telles puts in a cross from the left but Morasi deflects it behind for a corner
1'And we're back under way at the Bentegodi
1'Inter make a change at the start of the second half, Perisic coming on for Felipe Melo
Biabiany
5.13
5.13
Nagatomo
4.86
4.86
Jesus
3.41
3.41
Palacio
6.81
6.81
Handanovic
4.69
4.69
Icardi
5.8
5.8
Brozovic
3.88
3.88
Kondogbia
5.11
5.11
Murillo
4.52
4.52
Perisic
6.57
6.57
Ljajic
4.66
4.66
Melo
2.78
2.78
Telles
4.58
4.58
Eder
4.6
4.6
Average rating4.81
4shots on target7
3shots off target5
20fouls committed12
7corners9
0offsides2
29%ball possession71%
wins(18)draws(10)defeats(6)

VERONA – Uncharacteristically shoddy set-piece defending cost Inter all three points against Hellas Verona in the early kick-off today. 

Despite having taken the lead early on through Jeison Murillo, Hellas Verona scored twice from set pieces to go into half-time with a 2-1 lead. Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic netted after the break to haul the Nerazzurri back from a two-goal deficit, with the hosts having been 3-1 up at one point.

Inter lined up in a similar formation to Wednesday night, with Juan Jesus in at centre-back in place of the suspended Miranda and Felipe Melo playing instead of Gary Medel. Jeison Murillo, Yuto Nagatomo and Alex Telles completed the back four, with Marcelo Brozovic and Geoffrey Kondogbia also starting in midfield. Eder Citadin Martins, Mauro Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio formed a Nerazzurri trident in attack.

Roberto Mancini's men began on the front foot and Palacio came close to scoring after just seven minutes. The two Argentines up front linked up well and worked space for Palacio to shoot from close-range, forcing Pierluigi Gollini into the first in a string of impressive saves. It proved merely to be a prelude to Inter's opener, as Murillo timed his run perfectly from a corner and nodded home for 1-0 in the eighth minute. Unfortunately, Inter's engine seemed to break down moments after taking the lead.

In the space of ten minutes, the host had stormed into the lead with two goals from set pieces. The first came from a corner converted by Filip Helander and the second was a deep free-kick headed home by Eros Pisano. Inter tried to respond immediately and came close to equalising through a stunning sideways scissor-kick by Brozovic that silenced Hellas Verona's noisy support.

Roberto Mancini changed things up at half-time, bringing on Perisic for Felipe Melo and switching to 4-4-2 with Palacio high on the right and Eder playing as the second striker. It looked as if that had done the trick, as Palacio and Kondogbia came close to scoring in the early exchanges of the second half. However, when everything seemed to be going in Inter's favour, the hosts struck again with Artur Ionita heading in Hellas Verona's third goal of the game. 

The stadium was still bouncing when Icardi struck five minutes later to bring the Nerazzurri back into contention. The No.9's tenth goal of the season came after Perisic slipped the ball through and Inter's skipper beat the offside trap to chip over an onrushing Gollini for 3-2. 

The young Hellas keeper was called into action soon after as Inter began to pile on the pressure. The ball fell loose to Palacio in the six-yard box and Gollini somehow managed to block the Argentine's effort from close range. 

The equaliser eventually came in the 80th minute when Palacio capped off a wonderful performance on the right by whipping in a teasing cross that went across the face of goal and was slotted home by Perisic arriving at the far post. 

Mancini threw on Jonathan Biabiany in the hope of landing all three points but Hellas Verona, belying their position at the bottom of the league, managed to keep the Nerazzurri out.

Inter need more points to keep the European dream alive and next Sunday against Fiorentina will have a huge say in the fight for the last remaining Champions League spot.

HELLAS VERONA 3-3 INTER (HT: 2-1)
Scorers: Murillo 8, Helander 13, Pisano 16, Ionita 57, Icardi 62, Perisic 78.

HELLAS VERONA: 95 Gollini; 3 Pisano, 18 Moras, 5 Helander, 6 Albertazzi; 13 Wszolek 2 Romulo, 81), 8 Marrone, 23 Ionita, 93 Fares (12 Gilberto, 61); 9 Toni (21 Gomez, 68), 11 Pazzini. 
Subs not used: 37 Coppola, 88 Marcone, 4 Samir, 7 Jankovic, 12 Gilberto, 14 Furman, 19 Greco, 22 Bianchetti, 28 Emanuelson.
Coach: Luigi Delneri.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 55 Nagatomo, 24 Murillo, 5 Jesus, 12 Telles (11 Biabiany, 83); 77 Brozovic, 83 Melo (44 Perisic, 45), 7 Kondogbia; 23 Eder (22 Ljajic, 90), 9 Icardi, 8 Palacio.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 17 Medel, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 56 Popa, 97 Manaj, 99 Correia.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Yellow cards: Melo 31, Wszolek 36, Fares 60, Telles 77, Marrone 83.
Additional time: 0+3 minutes.

Referee: Piero Giacomelli.
Assistants: Andrea Crispo and Giacomo Paganessi.
Fourth official: Andrea Marzaloni.
Additional assistants: Marco Guida and Andrea Gervasoni. 

starting lineups

Gollini 951 Handanovic
Pisano 355 Nagatomo
Moras 1824 Murillo
Helander 55 Jesus
Albertazzi 612 Telles
Wszolek 1377 Brozovic
Marrone 883 Melo
Ionita 237 Kondogbia
Fares 938 Palacio
Pazzini 1123 Eder
Toni 99 Icardi

substitutes

Coppola 3730 Carrizo
Marcone 8846 Berni
Romulo 211 Biabiany
Samir 417 Medel
Jankovic 721 Santon
Gilberto 1222 Ljajic
Furman 1427 Gnoukouri
Greco 1933 D'Ambrosio
Gomez 2144 Perisic
Bianchetti 2256 Popa
Emanuelson 2897 Manaj
99 Correia