Final score

7 May 2017 15:00

Genoa
25' (2nd half) Pandev
1 - 0
Inter
referee Antonio Damato / linesmen Barbirati, Posado / 4th man Di Vuolo / assistants Doveri , Abisso
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47' Half-time here at Marassi, still goalless in Genoa v Inter
45' There will be two minutes of additional time at the end of the half
44' A free-kick from Eder is off target by some distance
41' CHANCE! Perisic flies down the wing and into the box before crossing; somehow the ball manages to evade the clutches of Eder and Candreva
37' Lazovic gets the first yellow card of the contest for a handball
34' The ball bounces around the Genoa box, but Damato spots a foul on a defender and blows up
30' Great save, Lamanna! Inter so close to taking the lead as the Genoa dives low to his right to save a deflected Candreva volley
29' Good effort by Eder from outside the area, Lamanna turns it behind for a corner
27' Candreva whips a free-kick into the box, Gagliardini leaps highest and heads but the ref had already blown up for a foul
26' Cross from Beghetto, Lazovic sets himself but his shot leaves a lot to be desired
22' Palladino sets it up for Pandev, who makes a poor connection from a good position. Handanovic saves
20' Gagliardini tries to play it long for Eder but overcooks it slightly so Lamanna gathers
18' Genoa are forced into an early change: Simeone is injured and can't continue, so Goran Pandev takes his place
15' Kondogbia has a shot from outside the area that goes narrowly wide of Lamanna's goal
14' Gentiletti forced to clear the ball twice after Perisic has a shot
13' Cross-shot from Lazovic that goes right across the box but no one is there to turn it in
11' Kondogbia hits the deck after a tough challenge by Rigoni. Free-kick for Inter but no yellow card
9' Gagliardini tries to release Nagatomo in behind. Lamanna gets there first
6' Medel fends off Simeone and it leads to a corner
2' Handanovic quick off his line to prevent Veloso latching onto Rigoni's through ball
1' The match begins! Inter have the kick-off and immediately look to set up camp in Genoa's half
1' Pioli has opted for a 4-2-3-1, with Candreva, Eder and Perisic behind Mauro icardi. Andreolli back in the starting XI in place of Miranda
1' Genoa are hosting Inter at the Marassi in Week 35 of Serie A
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48' It ends 1-0 at the Marassi, Goran Pandev with the goal
47' Rigoni is booked
45' There will be three minutes of additional time
44' Cofie comes on for Palladino
43' Kondogbia is sent off
42' Lamanna dives low to his right and saves Candreva's penalty. Still 1-0 here
41' Burdisso handles in the area and the referee points to the spot. Yellow card for the Genoa skipper
40' Lamanna saves from Candreva and Inter get a corner
37' Final change for Inter: Pioli throws on Banega in place of Nagatomo
35' D'Ambrosio tries to head a cross from Nagatomo back into the mixer, but it goes behind
32' Medel is booked for a foul on Pandev
29' Munoz comes on for Lazovic in the Genoa ranks
28' Rigoni strikes low and hard from the edge of the area; Handanovic saves well
27' Pioli makes a couple of changes: Icardi and Eder off; Gabriel Barbosa and Palacio on
25' Pandev follows up after Veloso hits the bar and volley Genoa into the lead
17' Perisic steps up to take the free-kick but sends it over
16' Biraschi is booked for a heavy challenge on Gagliardini. Free kick in a decent position for Inter
13' Great save from Lamanna on Perisic. Icardi picks up the bits but can't strike it well enough. Genoa off the hook
11' Great ball from Candreva into Eder, who prepares to knock it on for Gagliardini but Lamanna is attentive and makes it him
8' Nagatomo is booked after fouling Rigoni
6' Handanovic punches a cross into Lazovic's path; he strikes but Perisic is well placed to head clear
2' Lamanna comes off his line to claim a cross by Candreva
1' No changes to either side as the second half gets under way

Andreolli
4.45
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Nagatomo
2.69
2.69
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Palacio
2.8
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Handanovic
4.63
4.63
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Icardi
2.9
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D'Ambrosio
3.27
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Medel
3.14
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Kondogbia
3.4
3.4
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Perisic
3.56
3.56
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Eder
2.81
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Banega
3.57
3.57
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Candreva
2.51
2.51
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Barbosa
4.64
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Gagliardini
3.77
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5 shots on target 4
4 shots off target 4
16 fouls committed 26
4 corners 3
3 offsides 3
40% ball possession 60%

Ivan Perisic has scored three goals and delivered one assist in his last four league away games – the Croatian scored his first Serie A goal at the Ferraris Stadium (October 2015 against Sampdoria).

Mauro Icardi has scored 24 goals in the league this season: since 1960 only Ibrahimovic in 2008/09 and Ronaldo in 1997/98 have scored 25+ goals in a single Serie A campaign.

Genoa and Inter are the two sides to have picked up the fewest points in the last six Serie A matchdays: one for Genoa, two for Inter (alongside Pescara). Genoa have picked up 30 points in the league this season so far: in the three points for a win era, they’ve never gained fewer points after 34 MDs.

Since Stefano Pioli took over at Inter, the Nerazzurri have picked up 39 points in 22 games (sixth place), more than AC Milan and Fiorentina.

In Serie A this season, Inter have conceded a goal from every eight shots on average: only Genoa (every seven shots on average), Pescara and Palermo have posted inferior figures.

This will be the 100th Serie A meeting between Genoa and Inter: the Nerazzurri have won 50 and lost 20 (29 draws).

Inter have failed to score in three out of the last four Serie A meetings against Genoa at the Ferraris Stadium.

wins(16) draws(22) defeats(27)

GENOA - Eugenio Lamanna put in a man-of-the-match performance as Genoa narrowly beat Inter this afternoon at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Stefano Pioli opted to line up in his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation against the Rossoblu, with Mauro Icardi leading the line supported by Antonio Candreva, Ivan Perisic and Eder. Marco Andreolli was handed a start in a defence hit by injuries as well.

The first half was a tense, bitty affair that wasn't helped by the referee's insistence on frequently stopping play.

Darko Lazovic fired a couple of dangerous-looking crosses into the area during the game's opening exchanges but no one was on hand to convert them.

In the 22nd minute, former Inter man Goran Pandev had the first clear-cut chance of the encounter when Raffaele Palladino set him up in the penalty area, but his shot was too central to trouble Samir Handanovic.

Shortly later, Genoa keeper Lamanna was called into action twice in quick succession and excelled on both occasions. Firstly, he tipped Eder's shot from distance around the post and then from the resulting corner he somehow managed to change direction and get down to palm away a deflected Candreva shot.

Inter's best chance of the half came four minutes before the interval: Perisic flew down the left wing and broke into the area, firing a low cross into the six-yard box, but unfortunately it evaded the clutches of both Candreva and Eder.

Genoa started the second half the better team, but it was the Nerazzurri who created the first decent opening, again through Perisic. The Croatian burst into the area and shot, drawing another decent save by the Rossoblu shotstopper. The rebound fell to Icardi, but the captain couldn't manage to set himself properly allowing the defence to clear.

Inter were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal when Genoa took the lead with 20 minutes to go. Miguel Veloso thundered a shot onto the bar, via Handanovic's fingertips, but the ball fell invitingly to Pandev unmarked in the area and the Macedonian volleyed home.

Pioli's men tried to react and it looked like they might salvage a point when Nicolas Burdisso handled in the area and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Icardi had been substituted by that point, so Candreva nominated himself to take it, but Lamanna was clearly having an inspired day, as he correctly read his fellow Italian's spot-kick and palmed it away.

In the aftermath, Geoffrey Kondogbia was shown a red card for dissent and Genoa successfully held on in the remaining minutes for a valuable three points.

Genoa 1-0 Inter (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Pandev 70

GENOA: 23 Lamanna; 14 Biraschi, 8 Burdisso, 3 Gentiletti; 22 Lazovic (24 Munoz, 74), 44 Veloso, 30 Rigoni, 94 Cataldi, 16 Beghetto; 11 Palladino (4 Cofie, 89), 9 Simeone (27 Pandev, 19).
Subs not used: 83 Rubinho, 38 Zima, 4 Cofie, 10 Ntcham, 15 Hiljemark, 17 Taarabt, 28 Brivio, 32 Morosini, 98 Asencio, 99 Ninkovic.
Coach: Ivan Juric.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 17 Medel, 2 Andreolli, 55 Nagatomo (19 Banega, 82); 5 Gagliardini, 7 Kondogbia; 87 Candreva, 23 Eder (96 Barbosa, 72), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (8 Palacio, 72).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 98 Radu, 6 Joao Mario, 11 Biabiany, 20 Sainsbury, 21 Santon, 77 Brozovic, 94 Yao, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Stefano Pioli.

Yellow cards: Lazovic 37, Nagatomo 54, Biraschi 60, Medel 77, Burdisso 86, Rigoni 92.
Red cards: Kondogbia 88.

Additional time: 1+3 minutes.

Referee: Antonio Damato.
Assistants: Marco Barbirati, Fabrizio Posado.
Fourth official: Rodolfo Di Vuolo.
Additional assistants: Daniele Doveri and Rosario Abisso.

starting lineups

Lamanna 23 1 Handanovic
Biraschi 14 33 D'Ambrosio
Burdisso 8 2 Andreolli
Gentiletti 3 17 Medel
Lazovic 22 55 Nagatomo
Cataldi 94 5 Gagliardini
Veloso 44 7 Kondogbia
Rigoni 30 87 Candreva
Beghetto 16 23 Eder
Palladino 11 44 Perisic
Simeone 9 9 Icardi

substitutes

Rubinho 83 30 Carrizo
Cofie 4 97 Radu
Ntcham 10 6 Joao Mario
Hiljemark 15 8 Palacio
Taarabt 17 11 Biabiany
Munoz 24 19 Banega
Pandev 27 20 Sainsbury
Brivio 28 21 Santon
Morosini 32 77 Brozovic
Zima 38 94 Yao
Asencio 98 96 Barbosa
Ninkovic 99 99 Pinamonti

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