Final score

30 April 2017 20:45

Inter
0 - 1
Napoli
43' Callejon
referee Gianluca Rocchi / linesmen Elenito Di Liberatore, Gianluca Cariolato / 4th man Andrea Marzaloni / assistants Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni, Massimiliano Irrati
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46' That's the end of the first half. The visitors lead thanks to Callejon's strike.
45' There will be one minute of stoppage time.
43' Callejon makes the most of an error from Nagatomo, beating Handanovic and giving Sarri's side the lead.
40' Play is stopped after an aerial clash. Murillo remains on the ground in Napoli's penalty box. On come the Nerazzurri medical staff.
39' Ghoulam puts the ball out for a corner, after Gagliardini's ball in.
34' Zielinski tees up Mertens, whose right-foot shot beats Handovic but goes just wide of the post.
30' Icardi plays a headed pass to Candreva but he's just in an offside position.
25' Callejon crosses from the right. Hamsik manages to get his head on it but the ball goes over the top.
23' Candreva strikes from outside the box. Reina saves twice and stops Icardi tapping home.
22' Following a corner from Candreva, Brozovic strikes from outside the box but can't get it on target.
21' Handanovic does well to rush out and deny Mertens.
19' Callejon strikes a cross-cum-shot that ends up behind the goal.
17' Hamsik tries to slide in Insigne, but Handanovic gets to the ball first.
15' Joao Mario has a go from distance but fails to trouble Reina.
14' Insigne gets in behind Medel and tries a lob, but the ball ends up behind.
12' Icardi goes close! The captain meets Brozovic's cross but his header hits the side netting.
10' Hamsik fires a shot with his left from outside the box, but it goes off target.
9' Great chance for Inter! Candreva crosses low but neither Icardi nor Eder can get on the end of it.
7' Lovely play from Candreva, who links up with D'Ambrosio on the edge of the box before trying to play in Icardi. Napoli defend well.
5' Eder plays in Icardi, who avoids Koulibaly's challenge and tries to find Candreva at the back post. The ball is just over hit.
2' Zielinski sends in a cross from the right. Medel reads it well and puts the ball out for a corner.
1' The referee blows his whistle to start the game! Icardi kicks off for the home team.
1' The teams are out on the pitch. We're moments away from Inter's 34th match of the Serie A season.
1' We have more than 60,000 fans at the San Siro to watch Inter v Napoli.
Minutes Text commentary
48' It ends 1-0 at the San Siro. Callejon's first-half goal proved to be the difference.
47' Banega crosses the ball in. Nagatomo meets it with his head but Reina makes the save.
45' There will be three minutes of stoppage time.
44' Candreva's cross ends up in Reina's arms.
40' Inter are pushing for the equaliser but Napoli are closing down relentlessly.
35' Sarri makes his final change: Milik comes on for Mertens.
35' Candreva hits a first-time cross but Koulibaly puts it out for a corner.
33' Banega tries to find Icardi but Reina comes out and collects the ball.
32' Andreolli replaces Murillo, who's forced off with an injury.
29' Rog challenges D'Ambrosio from behind and is booked.
27' Changes for both sides: Hamsik is replaced by Allan, while Banega comes on for Eder.
26' Perisic hits a first-time volley after D'Ambrosio's cross. Reina makes the save.
23' Handanovic makes a close-range save from Rog. Medel is able to clear.
22' Perisic crosses from the left but Reina is there to collect.
21' Icardi holds the ball up and plays it to Candreva, whose mis-hit volley goes just wide.
20' Koulibaly is booked after he goes in late and hard on Murillo.
19' Insigne's right-foot shot is saved by Handanovic, who puts the ball out for a corner.
18' Napoli make a change: Rog comes on in place of Zielinski.
18' Callejon lofts the ball forward, but it's too long for Mertens.
16' Perisic is involved right away. His right-foot shot is blocked by Koulibaly.
15' A change for Inter: Perisic replaces Joao Mario.
14' Eder is brought down right on the edge of the box but the referee allows play to continue.
13' Candreva crosses in for Icardi. Reina collects with ease.
11' Brozovic is booked for dissent.
10' Gagliardini has a go from 30 yards but it goes wide.
8' Insigne fires a powerful drive from distance but his effort is just off target.
7' Murillo goes into the referee's notebook for a foul on Mertens.
6' Eder strikes from outside the box but fails to hit the target.
1' The second half begins with both sides unchanged.

Andreolli
5.55
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Nagatomo
2.33
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Handanovic
6.19
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Icardi
4.27
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D'Ambrosio
4.08
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Medel
3.73
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Brozovic
2.8
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Murillo
4.58
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Perisic
4.41
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Eder
3.21
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Banega
4.06
4.06
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Candreva
4.06
4.06
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Joao Mario
3.5
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Gagliardini
3.9
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2 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 8
9 fouls committed 9
8 corners 4
2 offsides 2
48% ball possession 52%

Prior to this season Napoli have never gained 71 points after 33 MD in Serie A – they’ve also set their record for goals scored (77).

Napoli have already won in Milan this season: only once have the Azzurri won both their away games against Inter and Milan in a single Serie A season (1932/33).

Icardi, Reina & Insigne

Mauro Icardi has scored 16 goals at home in this Serie A (only Dzeko had more, 17), Dries Mertens has scored the most in away games (13). Lorenzo Insigne has scored 10 goals in his last 10 away games, including two braces in the last three. The next appearance will be a 100th in Serie A for José Reina.

Inter have lost only one of their last 13 home Serie A games against Napoli (W10 D2).

Inter have gained only two points in their last five games: the last time they reached six games without a win was back in February 2012.

wins(49) draws(16) defeats(9)

MILAN – The big news for Inter in the build-up to Sunday evening’s game with Napoli was the injury to Miranda, who picked up a thigh strain and was unable to play a part. Stefano Pioli opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Eder featuring on the left wing in place of Ivan Perisic. Meanwhile Marcelo Brozovic was selected alongside Roberto Gagliardini in the middle of the park.

The visitors started brightly and had two efforts on goal in the first five minutes of the match. The Nerazzurri hit back through Antonio Candreva, who played a teasing ball into the area that neither Eder nor Mauro Icardi could get on the end of. At the other end, Marek Hamsik failed to make the most of Jose Callejon’s ball in on 18 minutes, after which Dries Mertens was denied brilliantly by Samir Handanovic, who rushed out low to stop the Belgian. Mertens came very close again after the half-hour mark, beating the offside trap and firing just past the goalkeeper’s right-hand post.

The visitors took the lead just as half time approached. Yuto Nagatomo failed to deal with Mertens’ teasing cross from the left and Callejon was on hand to pounce and volley home.

The goal came at the end of the half in which the Partenopei showed greater verve. Inter began the second period on the front foot but Napoli continued to threaten. After an effort from Eder at one end, Lorenzo Insigne came very close to doubling his side’s lead at the other, striking a powerful drive towards the top corner which went just off target.

With around 30 minutes left to play, Ivan Perisic entered the fray in place of Joao Mario. The Croat made his presence known straight away, firing a shot on the turn and forcing Kalidou Koulibaly into a block. A few minutes later, Handanovic was called into action by Insigne, with the keeper doing well to divert the ball out for a corner. Eder, Icardi and Candreva linked up well soon after, but the latter’s first-time volley was miss-hit and ended up wide of the goal. Inter’s keeper was required once again just before the 70-minute mark, saving smartly to deny Mertens, who produced a goal-bound effort with his heel.

The arrival of Perisic, who forced Pepe Reina into a save after 71 minutes, getting on the end of Danilo D’Ambrosio’s cross, was followed by that of Ever Banega and Marco Andreolli. However, the home side were unable to sustain an onslaught on the Napoli goal and the visitors left with all three points. The Nerazzurri could enjoy the support of their unparalleled fans but little else besides. 

INTER 0-1 NAPOLI
Scorer
: Callejon 43.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 17 Medel, 24 Murillo (Andreolli 74), 55 Nagatomo; 5 Gagliardini, 77 Brozovic; 87 Candreva, 6 Joao Mario (Perisic 59), 23 Eder (Banega 72); 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 2 Andreolli, 7 Kondogbia, 8 Palacio, 11 Biabiany, 19 Banega, 20 Sainsbury, 44 Perisic, 94 Yao, 96 Barbosa.
Coach: Stefano Pioli.

NAPOLI: 25 Reina; 2 Hysaj, 33 Albiol, 26 Koulibaly, 31 Ghoulam; 20 Zielinski, 42 Diawara, 17 Hamsik (Allan 72); 7 Callejon, 14 Mertens (Rog 80), 24 Insigne.
Subs not used: 1 Rafael, 22 Sepe, 3 Strinic, 4 Giaccherini, 5 Allan, 8 Jorginho, 11 Maggio, 19 Maksimovic, 21 Chiriches, 30 Rog, 32 Pavoletti, 99 Milik.
Coach: Maurizio Sarri.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 25 Reina
D'Ambrosio 33 2 Hysaj
Medel 17 33 Albiol
Murillo 24 26 Koulibaly
Nagatomo 55 31 Ghoulam
Gagliardini 5 20 Zielinski
Brozovic 77 42 Diawara
Candreva 87 17 Hamsik
Joao Mario 6 7 Callejon
Eder 23 14 Mertens
Icardi 9 24 Insigne

substitutes

Carrizo 30 1 Rafael
Andreolli 2 22 Sepe
Kondogbia 7 3 Strinic
Palacio 8 4 Giaccherini
Biabiany 11 5 Allan
Banega 19 8 Jorginho
Sainsbury 20 11 Maggio
Perisic 44 19 Maksimovic
Yao 94 21 Chiriches
Barbosa 96 30 Rog
32 Pavoletti
99 Milik

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