12 March 2017 15:00
7' (2nd half) Gagliardini
24' Icardi (P)
|45'||No additional time to a stunning first half. Inter head inside 5-1 to the good. A perfect hat-trick from Icardi plus two from Banega|
|43'||Freuler cuts in from the left, beats a defender and beats Handanovic at his far post. 5-1|
|40'||Candreva switches play for Perisic to try a volley. The Croatian's aim is off, however|
|38'||Handanovic saves comfortably from a Kessie header|
|34'||GOOOOAAAAAL!!! Banega again, repeating the move from earlier as he slams home a Candreva cross|
|32'||Gagliardini is in the mood as well, shooting just over from distance|
|31'||GOOOOAAAAL!!! What a move from Pioli's men: Candreva cuts it back and Banega passes home. Amazing at San Siro|
|28'||Icardi is unstoppable here, pressing Toloi hard. He oversteps the line ever so slightly and gets a yellow|
|27'||GOOOOAAAAAL!!! Icardi smashes home a Banega corner with his head. A perfect hat-trick for our No.9 in less than 30 minutes!|
|24'||GOOOOAAAAAL! Mauro dinks it over Berisha from the spot! 2-0 to us!!!|
|23'||Icardi is brought down by Berisha. The clearest penalty you'll see all season. Yellow for the Berisha keeper|
|20'||Inter threaten again. Conti saves on the line|
|17'||GOOOOAAAAAL!!! The ball breaks in the box after Banega's free kick and Icardi just doesn't miss from there!|
|16'||Foul from last-man Toloi on Icardi. The ref draws out a yellow despite Nerazzurri protests|
|12'||Candreva drives up the middle but Caldara somehow blocks his pass towards Icardi in acres of space|
|10'||Cross-shot from Ansaldi giving kittens to the Atalanta backline|
|8'||Gomez shoots from the edge of the box. Not far away there...|
|6'||D'Ambrosio plays it up the line for Candreva, who tries to find Berisha but Berisha dives low and claims|
|4'||Kondogbia tries to play it through to Icardi, but Conti steps in and intercepts|
|2'||CHANCE! Candreva puts a great cross in and Perisic is inches away. Atalanta clear their lines|
|2'||Professional foul by Zukanovic on Candreva. No yellow given|
|2'||Spinazzola goes on the counter and tries to square for Kurtic. Great covering from Kondogbia|
|1'||Kick-off at the Meazza: Atalanta get us started|
|1'||The teams make their entrance onto the pitch. Pioli sticks with the same players in attack that started against Cagliari|
|1'||Big-game atmosphere at San Siro for Inter v Atalanta. Kick-off just moments away|
|45'||Final whistle. What a performance! Pioli's men simply blow away Atalanta: hat-tricks from Icardi and Banega, plus one from Gagliardini|
|42'||Eder tries to beat Berisha after being put through by Joao Mario but the keeper stands up this time and blocks|
|37'||Final Inter sub: Eder on for Perisic|
|36'||Mounier's cross put behind for a corner by Medel|
|31'||Standing ovation for Icardi as well, substituted for Palacio|
|30'||Yellow card for Gagliardini as well|
|26'||Kurtic the latest to pick up a booking for a foul on Kondogbia|
|25'||A change for each team: D'Alessandro on for Spinazzola for Atalanta and Banega comes off to tumultous applause as he's replaced by Joao Mario|
|23'||GOOOOAAAAL!!! Ever Banega gets his hatter too. A wonderful free kick into the bottom right corner. 7-1!|
|21'||Icardi is fouled just outside the D. Inter free-kick from a decent position|
|16'||Ansaldi fouls Petagna and earns himself a yellow card|
|16'||A pair of changes for Atalanta: Mounier and Bastoni come on for Gomez and Kessie|
|14'||Banega sets Inter on a promising counter attack, but Candreva's would-be assist is headed away by a lucky Caldara|
|11'||Gomez has a dig from distance, Handanovic dives full-stretch to touch it behind|
|7'||GOOOOAAAAAL!!! Banega spots Gagliardini arriving late and the young Italian smashes one into the top corner. 6-1!|
|4'||Great interplay between Candreva and D'Ambrosio, who finds Icardi in space. The skipper bursts into the area and shoots but it's over|
|1'||No changes to either side as the second half begins at the Meazza|
|Average rating||7.5||SEND RATINGS|
|8||shots on target||4|
|2||shots off target||2|
Atalanta are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A games (W5 D2), with Gasperini’s side conceding just twice. Only Juventus (13) have kept more clean sheets than Atalanta (12) in Serie A 2016/17
Atalanta have scored the most goals from defenders this season (12), while Inter have scored only one (Danilo D’Ambrosio against Pescara).
Inter have scored in all of their last nine league games against Atalanta. Inter have won their last two home Serie A games against Atalanta, after picking up only one point in the previous three.
Prior to the defeat against Roma, Inter had won eight home league games in a row
|12 March 2017||7-1||17' Icardi, 24' Icardi(Rig), 27' Icardi, 31' Banega, 34' Banega, 43' Freuler, 52' Gagliardini, 68' Banega,||fixture|
|23 August 2015||1-0||95' Jovetic,||fixture|
|24 September 2014||2-0||40' Osvaldo, 89' Hernanes,||fixture|
|23 March 2014||1-2||35' Bonaventura, 36' Icardi, 93' Bonaventura||fixture|
|7 April 2013||3-4||43' Rocchi, 57' Livaja, 58' Alvarez, 62' Alvarez, 66' Denis(Rig), 72' Denis, 78' Denis||fixture|
|18 March 2012||0-0||fixture|
|24 April 2010||3-1||5' Tiribocchi, 24' Milito, 35' Mariga, 82' Chivu||fixture|
|31 May 2009||4-3||6' Muntari, 10' Doni, 12' Ibrahimovic, 25' Cigarini, 54' Doni, 81' Cambiasso, 82' Ibrahimovic||fixture|
|24 November 2007||2-1||11' Suazo, 30' Cruz, 39' Floccari||fixture|
|23 December 2006||2-1||17' Doni, 68' Adriano, 78' Loria||fixture|
|2 February 2005||1-0||33' Martins||fixture|
|15 December 2002||1-0||71' Kallon||fixture|
|7 April 2002||1-2||43' Sala, 48' Vieri, 62' Berretta||fixture|
|6 May 2001||3-0||6' Vieri, 9' Vieri, 34' Recoba||fixture|
|14 March 1998||4-0||65' Moriero, 74' Kanu, 77' Ronaldo, 88' Cauet||fixture|
|23 February 1997||2-0||68' Djorkaeff, 92' Zamorano|
|25 February 1996||1-0||7' Branca|
|2 January 1994||1-2||17' Magoni, 82' Rig. Bergkamp, 87' Orlandini|
|4 October 1992||1-0||78' Rig. Sosa|
|24 May 1992||0-0|
|24 February 1991||3-1||24' Stromberg, 42' Stringara, 55' e 81' Klinsmann|
|25 March 1990||7-2||6' Bergomi, 9' Matthaus, 24' Baresi, 27' Berti, 46' Aut. Ferri, 59' Serena A., 63' e 70' Rig. Klinsmann, 73' Nicolini|
|11 June 1989||4-2||5' Nicolini Eligio, 49' Rig. Matthaus, 59' Serena, 60' Rig. Madonna, 65' Rig. Serena, 87' Brehme|
|4 January 1987||1-0||18' Fanna|
|12 January 1986||1-3||13' e 23' Simonini, 60' Rig. Solda', 83' Rig. Rummenigge|
|20 January 1985||1-0||44' Sabato|
|26 November 1978||2-2||3' Garritano, 11' Altobelli, 46' Altobelli, 74' Festa|
|27 November 1977||1-0||52' Scanziani|
|8 April 1973||0-0|
|3 October 1971||2-0||15' Mazzola, 89' Rig. Boninsegna|
|15 December 1968||1-1||72' Jair, 74' Lazzotti|
|11 February 1968||3-0||58' Mazzola, 70' Domenghini, 88' Facchetti|
|11 February 1967||2-0||21' Mazzola (Rig), 77' Cappellini|
|21 September 1965||1-0||41' Mazzola|
|3 January 1965||1-0||8' Mazzola|
|31 May 1964||2-1||1' Corso, 68' Jair, 71' Nova|
|28 October 1962||1-2||3' Da Costa, 12' Mazzola, 65' Christensen|
|27 August 1961||6-0||22' Corso, 28' Hitchens, 30' Bettini, 43' Hitchens, 69' Suarez, 79' Corso|
|5 February 1961||2-1||16' Firmani, 72' Firmani, 84' Picchi (Aut)|
|14 February 1960||2-0||17' Firmani, 22' Angelillo|
|9 March 1958||1-1||64' Ronzon, 73' Angelillo|
|13 January 1957||2-2||3' Invernizzi, 19' Bassetto, 33' Lorenzi, 43' Mion|
|8 December 1955||1-2||29' Rasmussen, 50' Skoglund, 77' Rasmussen|
|13 March 1955||3-0||13' Passarin, 28' Lorenzi, 79' Brighenti|
|7 February 1954||3-1||18' Nesti, 30' Armano, 75' Brighenti, 78' Rasmussen|
|21 September 1952||1-0||50' Padulazzi|
|23 September 1951||4-0||33' Lorenzi, 66' Nyers, 78' Lorenzi, 88' Nyers (Rig)|
|29 April 1951||3-1||10' Pozzi, 26' Wilkes, 44' Hansen, 61' Lorenzi|
|25 September 1949||3-1||2' Randon, 3' Miglioli, 35' Amadei, 36' Wilkes|
|8 May 1949||4-0||35' Lorenzi, 77' Amadei, 80' Armano, 88' Amadei|
|22 February 1948||0-3||24' Rig. Mari, 56' Aut. Pian, 75' Fabbri|
|29 September 1946||0-1||32' Gallo (Rig)|
|28 October 1945||1-0||58' Muci|
|18 October 1942||1-0||32' Rebuzzi|
|1 February 1942||0-0|
|19 January 1941||2-1||20' Guarnieri, 64' Ferraris, 65' Rig. Ciancamerla|
|3 April 1938||1-0||75' Ferraris II|
MILAN – Stefano Pioli's Inter produced a stunning performance at San Siro this afternoon, including five first-half goals, to dismantle what was previously one of Serie A's top defences.
Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega both got hat-tricks, the former in ten minutes during the first half and the latter contributing with two assists as well, while Roberto Gagliardini scored against his former employers.
The game started at full throttle and you couldn't have imagine it would have ended up so one-sided. Leonardo Spinazzola put Jasmin Kurtic into a good position that required Geoffrey Kondogbia's timely intervention, while Alejandro Gomez fired a dangerous shot narrowly past Samir Handanovic's post. Inter also had a couple of sighters early on: Perisic could well have scored had his connection on an Antonio Candreva cross been better and Cristian Ansadi's cross-shot in the tenth minute sowed panic in the area and could easily have fallen to an Inter player.
Just after a quarter of an hour, Rafael Toloi brought Icardi down just outside the area. The referee felt a yellow card was sufficient, but Atalanta were punished enough when Banega's free kick took a deflection and fell to the skipper, who fired home for the first of his perfect hat-trick (left, right and header).
The Nerazzurri doubled their lead seven minutes later, when Icardi – ever lethal in the penalty area – went to go around Etrit Berisha, forcing the Albanian keeper to chop him down illegally. Inter's No.9 stood up to take the resulting penalty, pulling off an audacious right-footed Panenka into the roof of the net.
By this point, Inter were flying and Icardi had his hat-trick just moments later in the 27th minute. Banega received a corner short, turned, looked up and delivered an inch-perfect cross for his compatriot to head into the far corner.
Like against Cagliari last week, Banega wasn't content with his role purely as assist-maker and went and scored one himself in the 31st minute. Danilo D'Ambrosio played the ball down the line for Candreva, who drilled a low cross into Banega's path, so that he only had to open up his body and guide it inside the far post. The fifth goal was a carbon copy of the fourth: Candreva crossing for Banega to slam home from inside the area.
Atalanta were reeling but did manage to pull one back with a few minutes left in the first half. Remo Freuler cut inside from the left flank, beat a defender and curled one into the bottom-right corner from the 18-yard line, leaving Handanovic with no chance.
The referee blew up right on the 45th minute to send both teams – Inter jubilant and Atalanta shellshocked – in for a rest, leaving everyone else to begin trawling through the record books.
Perhaps inevitably, the tempo dropped in the second half as Atalanta went into damage-control mode and Inter looked to conserve energy for upcoming fixtures. Nevertheless, there was still impetus enough in Inter's attacks for Gagliardini to score his second goal in as many games, rifling Banega's squared pass into the top of the net.
Then, in the 67th minute, Icardi was fouled again just outside the area, allowing Banega to bend the free kick into the bottom-right corner for his hat-trick.
With the points long since secured, Pioli was afforded the luxury of resting key players and took Icardi and Banega off to tumultuous standing ovations from the 60,000-strong crowd at San Siro.
It was another fantastic performance from the Nerazzurri that sets them up perfectly for a strong finish to the season.
Inter 7-1 Atalanta (HT: 5-1)
Scorers: Icardi 17, 24 (p.) 27, Banega 31, 34, 68, Freuler 42, Gagliardini 52.
INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 17 Medel, 25 Miranda, 15 Ansaldi; 5 Gagliardini, 7 Kondogbia; 87 Candreva, 19 Banega (6 Joao Mario, 70), 44 Perisic (23 Eder, 82); 9 Icardi (8 Palacio, 76).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 2 Andreolli, 11 Biabiany, 20 Sainsbury, 21 Santon, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo, 77 Brozovic, 96 Barbosa.
Coach: Stefano Pioli.
ATALANTA: 1 Berisha; 3 Toloi, 13 Caldara, 6 Zukanovic; 24 Conti, 19 Kessie (95 Bastoni, 60), 11 Freuler, 37 Spinazzola (7 D'Alessandro, 69); 27 Kurtic; 29 Petagna, 10 Gomez (87 Mounier, 60).
Subs not used: 91 Gollini, 31 Rossi, 4 Cristante, 25 Konko, 33 Hateboer, 43 Paloschi, 52 Cabezas, 77 Raimondi, 88 Grassi.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini.
Yellow cards: Toloi 16, Berisha 23, Icardi 28, Ansaldi 61, Kurtic 72, Gagliardini 75.
Additional time: 0+0 minutes.
Referee: Massimiliano Irrati.
Assistant referees: Elenito Giovanni Di Liberatore, Ciro Carbone.
Fourth official: Sergio Ranghetti.
Additional assistants: Carmine Russo, Gianluca Aureliano.
|Handanovic 1||1 Berisha|
|D'Ambrosio 33||3 Toloi|
|Medel 17||13 Caldara|
|Miranda 25||6 Zukanovic|
|Ansaldi 15||24 Conti|
|Gagliardini 5||19 Kessie|
|Kondogbia 7||11 Freuler|
|Candreva 87||37 Spinazzola|
|Banega 19||27 Kurtic|
|Perisic 44||10 Gomez|
|Icardi 9||29 Petagna|
|Carrizo 30||91 Gollini|
|Andreolli 2||31 Rossi|
|Joao Mario 6||4 Cristante|
|Palacio 8||7 D'Alessandro|
|Biabiany 11||25 Konko|
|Sainsbury 20||33 Hateboer|
|Santon 21||43 Paloschi|
|Eder 23||52 Cabezas|
|Murillo 24||77 Raimondi|
|Nagatomo 55||87 Mounier|
|Brozovic 77||88 Grassi|
|Barbosa 96||95 Bastoni|