Final score

16 April 2016 20:45

Inter
44' Brozovic
4' Icardi
2 - 0
Napoli
referee Gianluca Rocchi / linesmen Padovan, Manganelli / 4th man Crispo / assistants Orsato, Damato
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Half time. An excellent Inter performance gives the Nerazzurri a 2-0 lead at the break
45' There will be one minute of added time
44' GOAL FOR INTER! Jovetic finds Icardi who feeds Brozovic. The Croat clips a terrific finish past Reina into the corner. 2-0!
41' Perisic is shown a yellow card after colliding with Hysaj
40' What a move from Inter. Brozovic crosses towards Perisic at the back post and the Croat's diving header goes wide
38' Icardi cuts it back for Jovetic to shoot first time. Reina is there to make the save
37' Murillo times his slide challenge perfectly to cut out Allan's through ball for Hamsik
33' Murillo is cautioned for pulling back Gabbiadini
33' Strinic clears after Nagatomo's cross causes confusion
30' Handanovic tips over from Allan's fierce drive from 30 yards
27' Handanovic grabs Callejon's firmly hit cross from the right
23' Hamsik shoots from range. Handanovic is in position to palm the ball to safety
23' Reina claims Nagatomo's cross from the left
22' Jorginho catches D'Ambrosio late and the Napoli midfielder is shown a yellow card
17' Napoli free-kick in the Inter defensive third. Rocchi's assistant spots a foul inside the box. The whistle goes the way of the Nerazzurri
13' Mr Rocchi awards a yellow card to Nagatomo for handball
8' Strinic bends in a dangerous low cross towards Gabbiadini at the near post. Miranda slides in to clear
4' GOAL FOR INTER! Medel dinks a lovely ball over the top for Icardi, who brings it down before lobbing Reina. Inter lead 1-0
1' Mr Rocchi blows for the start of the match
1' The teams are out. Inter v Napoli is just moments away. Come on boys!
1' There's a huge crowd in at the Meazza for the Week 33 match between Inter and Napoli
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter beat Napoli 2-0 thanks to goals from Icardi and Brozovic
45' There will be four minutes of added time
45' Miranda makes a timely challenge to deny Callejon's late run into the box
43' Final switch for Mancini. Icardi comes off to a standing ovation to be replaced by Palacio
40' Five minutes to play, Inter in control
36' Ghoulam shoots way off target
32' Mancini makes his second change. Felipe Melo replaces Jovetic
28' El Kaddouri is on for Jorginho
27' Mertens fouls Biabiany and is shown a yellow card
23' First switch for Mancini: Biabiany comes on for Kondogbia
20' Handanovic dives to push the ball away from Callejon
16' Kondogbia is booked for halting the visitors' counter
15' Jovetic nearly scores an absolute beauty with a delicious lob. Koulibaly heads the effort off the line
13' Hamsik balloons a shot over with his left
12' Murillo climbs highest to meet Brozovic's corner. Wide
12' Albiol puts Perisic's driven cross behind for a corner
10' Icardi nutmegs Albiol who clatters into the Inter captain. The Napoli centre back is booked
8' Hamsik clips the ball across to Callejon whose steered volley flashes just wide of Handanovic's right-hand post
7' Perisic lays off D'Ambrosio's cross for Kondogbia whose volley cannons off Albiol
5' Double switch for Napoli. Mertens and Ghoulam are on for Insigne and Strinic
4' Koulibaly just gets in ahead of Icardi from Perisic's cross
1' Back underway at the Meazza. No changes for the second half
Biabiany
6.27
6.27
Nagatomo
6.78
6.78
Palacio
6.35
6.35
Handanovic
7.14
7.14
Icardi
8.47
8.47
D'Ambrosio
7.16
7.16
Medel
7.35
7.35
Brozovic
7.82
7.82
Kondogbia
7.31
7.31
Miranda
7.79
7.79
Murillo
7.4
7.4
Jovetic
7.21
7.21
Perisic
7.31
7.31
Melo
6.15
6.15
Average rating 7.18
4 shots on target 2
2 shots off target 5
16 fouls committed 11
6 corners 6
1 offsides 2
39% ball possession 61%
wins(49) draws(16) defeats(9)
MILAN - There was a party atmosphere inside the Meazza ahead of the Serie A 2015/16 Week 33 match against Napoli, with the best part of 60,000 at San Siro. Mancini opted for a 4-3-3 with D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo and Nagatomo in front of Handanovic. Brozovic, Medel and Kondogbia comprised the midfield three, with Icardi, Perisic and Jovetic up front.

Inter broke the deadlock inside five minutes. Medel dinked the ball over the visitors' defence, Icardi brought it down with his right before finishing neatly via a lobbed finish with his other foot over Reina and into the corner. The Azzurri responded immediately, Strinic firing in a low cross from the left which Miranda did well to clear. It was a bitty start to proceedings with Napoli earning a couple of free-kicks just outside the box on the flanks but nothing came of them. Inter's full-backs dealt well with the threat posed by the visitors' widemen Callejon and Insigne. Handanovic wasn't called into action until midway through the first half, as he palmed away Hamsik's effort from distance.

Five minutes later, the Slovene was busy once again. This time Allan thumped the ball from range and the keeper leapt acrobatically to tip the ball over the top. Just past the half-hour mark, Gabbiadini earned a free-kick after a quick counter started by Strinic. The Italian stepped up to talk the set-piece himself but the ball cannoned back off the wall. The away team continued to press forward. Allan looked for Gabbiadini but Murillo tracked the run well and slid in to clear.

Ten minutes before the interval and Inter came alive again. First Nagatomo crossed for Medel whose volley was blocked by Koulibaly. Then Icardi broke the offside trap and cut the ball back for Jovetic but the Montenegrin's first-time shot with his left was easily dealt with by Reina. Finally Brozovic bent in a dangerous cross towards his compatriot Perisic at the back post but the wideman was just unable to steer his diving header on target.

San Siro got behind the lads and the second goal came shortly before the interval. Jovetic broke forward through the middle and found Icardi. The captain played a clever through ball with the outside of his boot and Brozovic took it into his stride before clipping clinically past Reina and into the far corner.

There were no changes for the second half, which began with a fearsome tempo. Napoli's clearest chance came after Hamsik picked out Callejon at the back post. The Spaniard went for placement over power and saw his volley skip a whisker wide of the upright. Inter replied with a move which began on the right with Jovetic. Icardi then laid the ball off on the edge of the box for the Montenegrin who spread it wide to Perisic but the Croat's cross was put behind for a corner. Murillo rose highest from the set-piece but was unable to find the target. Inter might have had a third on the hour mark. Reina and Albiol got in a mix-up, the former spilled the ball to Icardi who fed Jovetic and his chip was dropping under the bar until Koulibaly scampered back to head over.

Roberto Mancini's first two changes saw Biabiany and Felipe Melo replace Kondogbia and Jovetic respectively, both of whom went off to a big round of applause. The Nerazzurri dropped the tempo a touch in the last 15 minutes, though it seemed Napoli had nothing left in the tank. The coach then allowed his captain to receive the acclaim of the San Siro crowd, Icardi coming off to a standing ovation with Palacio replacing him on 88 minutes.

After four minutes of added time, Inter's 2-0 win was confirmed. The Nerazzurri move onto 61 points in the table. They will be back in action on Wednesday night at Genoa.

Inter 2-0 Napoli (HT: 2-0)
Scorers: Icardi 4, Brozovic 44.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo; 77 Brozovic, 17 Medel, 7 Kondogbia (11 Biabiany 68); 10 Jovetic (83 Felipe Melo 76), 9 Icardi (8 Palacio 88), 44 Perisic.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 12 Telles, 21 Santon, 22 Ljajic, 23 Eder, 27 Gnoukouri, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Napoli: 25 Reina; 2 Hysaj, 33 Albiol, 26 Kouibaly, 3 Strinic (31 Ghoulam 50); 5 Allan, 8 Jorginho (77 El Kaddouri 74), 17 Hamisk; 7 Callejon, 23 Gabbiadini, 24 Insigne (14 Mertens 50).
Subs not used: 1 Rafael, 22 Gabriel, 6 Valdifiori, 11 Maggio, 18 Regini, 19 Lopez, 21 Chiriches, 88 Grassi, 94 Chalobah.
Coach: Maurizio Sarri.

Booked: Nagatomo 14, Jorginho 22, Murillo 33, Perisic 41, Albiol 55, Kondogbia 61, Mertens 73.

Added time: 1+4 minutes.

Referee: Rocchi.
Assistants
: Padovan & Manganelli.
Fourth official: Crispo.
Additional assistants: Orsato & Damato.

 

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 25 Reina
D'Ambrosio 33 2 Hysaj
Miranda 25 33 Albiol
Murillo 24 26 Koulibaly
Nagatomo 55 3 Strinic
Brozovic 77 5 Allan
Medel 17 8 Jorginho
Kondogbia 7 17 Hamsik
Jovetic 10 7 Callejon
Icardi 9 23 Gabbiadini
Perisic 44 24 Insigne

substitutes

Carrizo 30 1 Rafael
Berni 46 22 Gabriel
Jesus 5 6 Valdifiori
Palacio 8 11 Maggio
Biabiany 11 14 Mertens
Telles 12 18 Regini
Santon 21 19 Lopez
Ljajic 22 21 Chiriches
Eder 23 31 Ghoulam
Gnoukouri 27 77 El Kaddouri
Melo 83 88 Grassi
Manaj 97 94 94Chalobah