Final score

22 April 2017 20:45

Fiorentina
34' (2nd half) Babacar
25' (2nd half) Babacar
19' (2nd half) Vecino
18' (2nd half) Astori
23' Vecino
5 - 4
Inter
47' (2nd half) Icardi
43' (2nd half) Icardi
34' Icardi
29' Perisic
referee Paolo Valeri / linesmen Meli , Crispo / 4th man Costanzo / assistants Banti, Giacomelli
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45' The first half comes to a close: Inter lead 2-1 after goals by Perisic and Icardi overturned Vecino's opener
45' Miranda gets a touch in the area and Handanovic is forced to turn the ball behind for a corner
43' Fiorentina break forward and Borja Valero pulls out a shot which Handanovic tips over the bar
40' Babacar lays off for Bernardeschi but the winger's shot is easy for Handanovic to deal with
38' Perisic hits a marvellous crossfield ball for Candreva, who can't quite bring it under control when one on one with Tatarusanu
35' Joao Mario's corner is too hot for Tatarusanu to handle and the Romanian is forced to put it behind for another one
34' ICARDI SCORES! The game's been turned on its head! Joao Mario slides a through ball into the path of Icardi and the skipper makes no mistake. 2-1 to Inter!
29' GOOOAAAAL FOR INTER! A lovely exchange between Candreva and Perisic as the Italian tees up the Croat and he can't miss an open goal! 1-1
28' Miranda closes down Babacar helping Handanovic to make the save
23' Milic centres for Vecino and the Uruguayan turns the ball in below the bar. 1-0 to the hosts
22' Babacar's low ball into the box is palmed away by Handanovic
19' Vecino tries to slide the ball through for Babacar but it lacks precision
16' Vecino plays a knock-down for Borja Valero but Handanovic races off his line to clear
11' Candreva drives forward and looks to pick out Icardi in the centre. The captain goes to ground following contact with Sanchez but Valeri lets play continue
9' Milic stands up a cross for Bernardeschi but the Italy man can't hit the target with his header
7' Joao Mario has a dig from outside the box but Tatarusanu is equal to it
6' Gagliardini fires in from a low angle, Tatarusanu somehow makes the save
4' Perisic whips in a ball for Icardi, who's just whiskers away from connecting
2' Joao Mario tees up Perisic outside the box. The Croat goes for goal but blazes well over the bar
1' Fiorentina take the opening kick-off and we're up and away! FORZA INTER!
1' A minute's silence is held before kick-off in memory of cyclist Michele Scarponi, who died this morning
1' Fiorentina and Inter are all set to lock horns for this Serie A Week 33 clash!
Minutes Text commentary
49' It ends 5-4 at the Stadio Franchi. Perisic's goal and an Icardi hat-trick aren't enough to earn Inter a share of the spoilts
49' Valeri blows the final whistle before the corner can be taken. Handanovic is booked for protesting
48' Incredible! Astori saves Brozovic's shot on the line!
48' Joao Mario's cross is deflected behind for a corner as Inter - including Handanovic - pile forward seeking an equaliser
47' Icardi heads home from a corner to make it 5-4!
45' Four minutes of added time
43' Icardi pulls one back, firing in off the post to make it 5-3
40' Babacar is released on the break again. This time his shot is deflected behind for a corner
37' The Viola make their final switch: off goes Tello, on comes Cristoforo
34' Fiorentina strike again on the counter. Salcedo centres for Babacar and the striker makes no mistake
33' Sanchez is booked for a late challenge on Eder
32' Eder fires a free kick into the wall
31' Another Nerazzurri switch sees Kondogbia replaced by Brozovic
30' Astori is punished with a yellow card for a rough challenge on Eder
28' Pioli brings Eder on in place of Nagatomo
25' Babacar bursts forward on the break before angling his finish far into the corner beyond Handanovic's reach. 4-2
23' Nagatomo sends in a cross but there's not enough pace on it and Tatarusanu is out to claim
19' Vecino is afforded space to shoot from the edge of the box and his low finish goes past Handanovic and nestles into the corner. 3-2 to Fiorentina
18' Borja Valero swings in a corner, Astori is the first to it and heads past Handanovic to make it 2-2
13' Fiorentina make a second substitution as Bernardeschi makes way for Ilicic
9' Paulo Sousa makes his first change, bringing on Salcedo for Tomovic
7' HANDANOVIC! The big Slovene thwarts Bernardeschi from the spot
6' The ref awards Fiorentina a penalty following contact between D'Ambrosio and Babacar in the area
1' The second period gets going with the same teams as the first half

Nagatomo
2.93
2.93
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Handanovic
4.58
4.58
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Icardi
7.04
7.04
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D'Ambrosio
3.19
3.19
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Medel
2.71
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Brozovic
2.98
2.98
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Kondogbia
3.25
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Miranda
3.02
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Perisic
5.61
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Eder
3.12
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Candreva
3.81
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Joao Mario
4.23
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Gagliardini
3.58
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199 goals

Fiorentina have scored 199 Serie A goals against Inter – their favourite opponent in the competition. Fiorentina have won three of their last four home league meetings against Inter (2.5 goals scored on average for the Viola) – they’d not won any of their previous six meetings (D3, L3).

Against Empoli, Fiorentina lost at home for the first time in Serie A this season – they’ve scored in each of their last 12 league home games.

Fiorentina and Inter have gained nine points with the goals scored after the 85th minute – the most in Serie A this season.

Ilicic & Handanovic

Josip Ilicic has scored four Serie A goals against Inter (including his first in the competition) – he’s scored more only against Bologna (five). Samir Handanovic has conceded 40 goals in 19 games against Fiorentina in Serie A, more than against any other side.

Both teams have scored in each of Inter’s last seven Serie A games: 32 goals, 4.6 per game.

Inter have the fifth worst defence across the last seven league games (13 goals conceded) – in the previous 10 matches the Nerazzurri had conceded only three.

wins(19) draws(32) defeats(29)

FLORENCE - Inter left the Stadio Franchi empty-handed after a topsy-turvy match finished 5-4 to Fiorentina.

The hosts drew first blood midway through the first half when Vecino turned in Milic's cross, but the Nerazzurri levelled within five minutes, Persic firing into an open net after being set up by Candreva.

Five minutes later the tables were turned when Icardi ran onto Joao Mario's through ball and slotted past Tatarusanu to make it 2-1.

Bernardeschi had the chance to equalise shortly after the interval when the ref awarded a penalty but Handanovic was in spot-kick saving mood.

However, the Viola did get themselves back in the game soon after the hour mark thanks to an Astori header from a corner. They then took the lead a minute later when Vecino struck his second of the game.

Babacar extended Fiorentina's advantage to 5-2 with two goals on the break before Icardi bagged two more of his own in the 88th and 91st minutes - the first via the post and the second from a corner - as Inter attempted an unlikely comeback.

The Nerazzurri piled forward, with Handanovic going up for corners, and very nearly pulled it off in the fourth minute of added time but Brozovic's shot was cleared off the line by Astori.

Fiorentina 5-4 Inter (HT 1-2)
Scorers: Vecino 23, 64, Perisic 29, Icardi 34, 88, 90+1, Astori 63, Babacar 70, 78.

Fiorentina: 12 Tatarusanu; 6 Sanchez, 40 Tomovic (18 Salcedo 54), 13 Astori; 31 Milic, 5 Badelj, 20 Borja Valero, 8 Vecino; 16 Tello (Cristoforo 81), 10 Bernardeschi (72 Ilicic 57); 30 Babacar.
Subs not used: 57 Sportiello, 97 Dragowski, 4 De Maio, 15 Olivera, 21 Saponara, 24 Hagi, 25 Chiesa, 27 Maistro, 32 Mlakar.
Coach: Paulo Sousa.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 17 Medel, 25 Miranda, 55 Nagatomo (23 Eder 73); 5 Gagliardini, 7 Kondogbia (77 Brozovic 76); 87 Candreva, 6 Joao Mario, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 2 Andreolli, 8 Palacio, 11 Biabiany, 19 Banega, 20 Sainsbury, 21 Santon, 24 Murillo, 96 Barbosa.
Coach: Stefano Pioli.

Booked: Astori 75, Sanchez 77, Handanovic 90+4.
Added time: 0+4 minutes.

Referee: Valeri.
Assistants: Meli, Crispo.
Fourth official: Costanzo.
Additional assistants: Banti, Giacomelli.

 

starting lineups

Tatarusanu 12 1 Handanovic
Tomovic 40 33 D'Ambrosio
Sanchez 6 17 Medel
Astori 13 25 Miranda
Tello 16 55 Nagatomo
Badelj 5 5 Gagliardini
Vecino 8 7 Kondogbia
Valero 20 87 Candreva
Milic 31 6 Joao Mario
Bernardeschi 10 44 Perisic
Babacar 30 9 Icardi

substitutes

Sportiello 57 30 Carrizo
Dragowski 97 2 Andreolli
De Maio 4 8 Palacio
Olivera 5 11 Biabiany
Salcedo 18 19 Banega
Cristoforo 19 20 Sainsbury
Saponara 21 21 Santon
Hagi 24 23 Eder
Chiesa 25 24 Murillo
Maistro 27 77 Brozovic
Mlakar 32 96 Barbosa
Ilicic 72

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