Final score

20 April 2016 20:45

Genoa
33' (2nd half) De Maio
1 - 0
Inter
referee Massimiliano Irrati / linesmen Costanzo, La Rocca / 4th man Marzaloni / assistants Tagliavento, Baracani
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MinutesText commentary
47'It's half-time here at Marassi, with the scores still locked at Genoa 0-0 Inter.
45'There'll be two minutes' added time here at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
42'Inter have another chance, this time through Medel, but the Chilean midfielder's shot is deflected behind for a corner.
39'Genoa corner: Pavoletti heads towards goal from point-blank range, but Handanovic pulls off a top save to deny him!
38'Genoa take their chance to break. Pavoletti slides in to unleash the shot, but Miranda deflects it behind for a corner.
37'It's all Inter here. Palacio steals in behind the Genoa defence and clips back for Icardi, but he fires over under pressure.
35'Brozovic swings in a free-kick for Perisic at the back post. The Croat gets a full head on it but Lamanna somehow fists it away!
33'Palacio whips in a cross. De Maio deflects it to the feet of Icardi, but the Argentine can't sort his feet out in time.
28'Inter so close to the opener! Palacio swings a lovely cross to the back post for Icardi to head goalwards, but Ansaldi heads off the line!
25'Palacio breaks the Genoa offside trap, scampers down the right and centres for Icardi, whose shot is smothered bravely by Lamanna.
25'Suso is played in behind the Inter defence, but Handanovic gets out well to make the save.
22'Dzemaili has a crack from the edge of the area, but his right-footed effort is blocked and fizzes our for a corner kick.
17'It's a balanced affair here in Genoa, with the scores still locked at 0-0 after a breathless start.
12'Clash of heads between Munoz and Palacio. The Genoa man has a cut above the eye so Irrati stops play for a spell.
8'It's been a rip-roaring start at Marassi! Now Palacio crosses in from the right - it's deflected behind for a corner.
7'Pavoletti eludes Murillo's challenge and unleashes a right-footed effort from just outside the area, but it's not bothering Handanovic.
4'Amazing double chance for Inter from a corner! First Perisic sees his header palmed away by Lamanna, then Brozovic's volley flies just over.
3'Suso has a crack from the edge of the box, but it's just over the bar.
2'Inter are straight on the front foot here: Icardi tees it up for Telles, who bursts down the left but eventually overhits the ball.
1'The Nerazzurri take the kick-off to get Genoa v Inter underway at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Come on lads!!
MinutesText commentary
48'It's all over. Genoa take the three points thanks to De Maio's goal.
47'Inter so close to the equaliser! Eder's curling shot whistles past the post but it's a goal kick!
46'Icardi looks to go it alone in the box, but the Genoa defence stands firm.
45'There'll be three minutes' added time here.
44'Handanovic blocks Diego Capel's curling free-kick.
43'Brozovic gets a yellow card.
41'Ansaldi unleashes a fierce effort from the edge of the box, but Handanovic does well to palm it over the bar.
38'Inter are pushing hard here: Palacio crosses in for Icardi, who gets up before anyone else but heads over.
36'Chance for Jovetic straight away, but the Montenegrin can't make clean contact deep in the box.
35'Mancini throws on Jovetic for Telles.
35'Tachtsidis is shown a yellow card.
35'Medel picks up a booking.
33'Goal for Genoa. Tachtsidis heads the corner back across goal for De Maio to smash home.
32'Tachtidis unleashes a curling effort from the edge of the box, but Handanovic dives to his right to pull off the save. Corner.
28'Inter make their first sub: Eder comes on to replace Perisic.
27'Gasperini makes his second change of the game, replacing Suso with Diego Capel.
24'Laxalt plays it forward for Pavoletti, but he can't control the ball.
22'Genoa make the first change of the game, replacing Rigoni with Tachtsidis.
21'Rigoni fires towards goal from a good position, but the Rossoblu No.30's shot is dragged wide of Handanovic's right-hand post.
20'Great chance for Inter, but Brozovic can't quite find Palacio in the centre for the tap-in!
17'Perisic cuts inside from the left and lets fly with a right-footed drive. Lamanna makes the save.
16'Palacio swings a ball in from the left, but Marchese heads clear before Icardi can get to it.
13'Brozovic stands over a free-kick on the right flank. Palacio gets a firm header on it, but it sails just over and wide of the goal.
11'Munoz hacks Palacio down with a late sliding challenge - yellow card for the Rossoblu man.
9'Ansaldi whips one in from the right, but Felipe Melo gets up well to head clear.
5'Icardi fires across goal, Lamanna punches out as far as Felipe Melo, the Brazilian shoots goalwards, Perisic gets something on it - wide.
3'Gabriel Silva bears down on goal, but Miranda shows wonderful poise to nick the ball away.
1'And we're off! The second half begins with neither side making any changes.
Palacio
5.58
5.58
Handanovic
6.11
6.11
Icardi
4.29
4.29
D'Ambrosio
4.36
4.36
Medel
4.75
4.75
Brozovic
3.58
3.58
Miranda
6.42
6.42
Murillo
5.41
5.41
Jovetic
4.5
4.5
Perisic
4.13
4.13
Ljajic
4.33
4.33
Melo
4.28
4.28
Telles
3.3
3.3
Eder
3.63
3.63
Average rating4.62
6shots on target5
6shots off target7
14fouls committed7
6corners5
2offsides2
38%ball possession62%
wins(16)draws(22)defeats(27)

GENOA – Inter slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Genoa on Wednesday night after a 77th-minute Sebastian De Maio strike gave the hosts all three points at Marassi.

Roberto Mancini went with Icardi and Palacio up front, Brozovic, Melo, Medel and Perisic in midfield and D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo and Telles in front of Handanovic at the back as he looked to build on Saturday’s excellent win over Napoli at San Siro.

There was a rip-roaring start to the game, Telles and Suso orchestrating early chances at either end of a pumping Marassi. The Nerazzurri had an incredible chance in the third minute: Miranda showed nifty feet to buy a yard in the box and cross for Perisic at the far post, but the Croat’s header was cleared by Lamanna and Brozovic’s searing volleyed rebound fizzed tantalisingly over the bar.

Both sides were looking to press high and close space down, with neither team able to create many chances for a spell as a result. On 25 minutes, Medel played Palacio in behind the Genoa defence, only for the Argentine’s pull-back to be cleared by Lamanna and De Maio before Icardi could apply the finish.

The chances started to come thick and fast for Inter: first Icardi saw his header cleared off the line by Munoz, then Perisic stole in at the far post only to see his own headed effort fisted behind by Lamanna.

Genoa rallied and drew a gasp from Marassi with time ticking down to the break, Pavoletti heading towards goal from point-blank range only for Handanovic to beat it away. Back down the other end, Medel gathered well to fire goalwards from the edge of the box, but it was deflected away from goal and soon afterwards the half-time whistle sounded out around Marassi.

Neither side made any chances in the interval but the chances continued to flow, with both sides enjoying sighters in the early exchanges. Inter were again left cursing Lamanna on 66 minutes, Brozovic gathering on the right side of the six-yard box only for the Genoa goalie to dive out to block his cross for Palacio.

Mancini sent Eder on for Perisic on 73 minutes, but it was Genoa who began to seize the initiative, Handanovic having to be at his best to deny Tachtsidis’ rasping effort. Yet it was from the resultant corner that the hosts took the lead: De Maio rose well and headed back across goal for the lurking De Maio to smash home for 1-0.

The Nerazzurri streamed forward in the final exchanges, with Eder unlucky not to bag an equaliser deep into stoppage time, but there was to be no late plot twist and it was the men in red and blue celebrating come the final whistle.

GENOA 1-0 INTER (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: De Maio 77.

GENOA: 23 Lamanna; 24 Munoz, 4 De Maio, 15 Marchese; 3 Ansaldi, 31 Dzemaili (Fiamozzi 89), 30 Rigoni (Tachtsidis 67), 34 Silva; 93 Laxalt, 19 Pavoletti, 17 Suso (Capel 72).
Subs not used: 32 Donnarumma, 39 Sommariva, 11 Cerci, 18 Ntcham, 35 Corniselli, 37 Panico, 42 Matavz, 54 Sandro, 97 Ghiglione.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 12 Telles (Jovetic 80); 83 Melo, 17 Medel; 8 Palacio (Ljajic 89), 77 Brozovic, 44 Perisic (Eder 73); 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 11 Biabiany, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 55 Nagatomo, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Yellow cards: Munoz 56, Medel 80, Tachtsidis 80, Brozovic 87.

Added time: 2 + 3 minutes.

Referee: Irrati.
Assistants: Costanzo, La Rocca.
Fourth official: Marzaloni.
Additional assistants: Tagliavento, Baracani.

starting lineups

Lamanna 231 Handanovic
Munoz 2433 D'Ambrosio
De Maio 425 Miranda
Marchese 1524 Murillo
Ansaldi 312 Telles
Dzemaili 3183 Melo
Rigoni 3017 Medel
Silva 348 Palacio
Laxalt 9377 Brozovic
Pavoletti 1944 Perisic
Suso 179 Icardi

substitutes

Donnarumma 3230 Carrizo
Sommariva 3946 Berni
Cerci 115 Jesus
Capel 1610 Jovetic
Ntcham 1811 Biabiany
Fiamozzi 2921 Santon
Corniselli 3922 Ljajic
Panico 3723 Eder
Matavz 4227 Gnoukouri
Sandro 5455 Nagatomo
Tachtsidis 7797 Manaj
Ghiglione 97