Final score

19 November 2017 20:45

Inter
15' (2nd half) Icardi
6' (2nd half) Icardi
2 - 0
Atalanta
referee Michael Fabbri / linesmen Stefano Alassio, Pasquale De Meo / 4th man Fabio Maresca / assistants Daniele Orsato, Giorgio Schenone
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46' The referee blows his whistle for half-time, with Inter vs. Atalanta still 0-0
45' One minute of added time set to be played
43' Berisha easily deals with a deflected cross from Perisic
40' A superb cross from Candreva fails to find Icardi in the area, with the Nerazzurri attack calling on the referee to award a foul!
38' D'Ambrosio's through ball for Icardi is dealt with by the opposition
35' An attempted one-two between Borja Valero and Icardi is read well by the opposition defence
30' A balanced affair so far. Inter remain focused on breaking the deadlock, while Atalanta have so far stood strong defensively and looked to threaten on the counter-attack
28' Berisha easily collects an attempted cross from Vecino
26' Inter go close once again!! A cross from Candreva finds Icardi at the back post, with his glancing header just sneaking wide!
25' Great chance for Inter! Borja Valero provides a precise pass for Icardi, whose close-range effort is saved well by Berisha!
23' Gagliardini plays in Icardi, although his following pass fails to find a teammate
22' Counter-attack from Spalletti's side: Icardi releases Perisic, whose intended cross from Candreva is kept out by Berisha
21' Santon breaks away, but unfortunately loses possession to Toloi
16' Intelligent stop from Handanovic as he keeps out a low effort from Hateboer
14' Precise defending form Skriniar to quell any potential threat from Gomez on the left
12' Great play from Candreva down the right flank to beat his man, before a cross meant for Vecino is then cleared
10' Speculative effort from Gagliardini, whose powerful effort fails to find the target
9' De Roon heads clear a cross from Perisic that was intended for Borja Valero
6' Candreva finds Perisic in space, although the Croatian is ruled offside
2' Intricate build-up play between D'Ambrosio and Candreva down the right, with the latter's cross successfully cleared by the visiting defence
1' And we're underway! Gian Piero Gasperini's side get the ball rolling here at the Meazza. Let's do this!
1' The teams are making their way out onto the pitch. Kick-off is just moments away!
1' Another superb response from the Nerazzurri support, with more than 50,000 present at the Meazza for the week 13 fixture between Inter and Atalanta
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49' And it's all over at the San Siro! Inter ease past Atalanta and secure all three points thanks to a brace from Mauro Icardi!
47' A long-range effort from Orsolini flies just over
45' Perisic smashes a blistering effort towards the top corner, although it sneaks just wide
45' Four minutes of added set to be played
44' Final change from Spalletti, with Mauro Icardi heading off to a standing ovation. Eder is his replacement
43' Perisic ruled offside after a pass from D'Ambrosio
39' Speculative effort from De Roon, who fails to find the target with an effort from outside the area
38' Second change for Inter, with Borja Valero making way for Joao Mario
35' A free-kick from Orsolini finds the head of De Roon, who fails to threaten Handanovic
32' Final change for La Dea, with Haas replacing Toloi
31' D'Ambrosio races forward into the opposition final third, although the visiting defence stand strong and manage to clear
27' Luciano Spalletti makes his first change, with Candreva departing to significant applause from the Nerazzurri crowd. Brozovic is his replacement
24' Handanovic pulls off a fine save to keep out a close-range effort from Petagna
21' Second change for Atalanta, with Orsolini replacing Gomez
17' Toloi just manages to intercept after Gagliardini tried to find Icardi
15' GOAL! GOAAALL! GOOOAAAALLLLLLLLL! Mauro Icardi makes it two! D'Ambrosio swings in a wonderful right-footed cross, with the Nerazzurri captain accurately dispatching his second header of the night! 2-0!!
14' Gomez spurns a good chance after being teed up by Petagna
12' Borja Valero tries to play in Icardi, although Toloi is there to intercept
10' First change for Atalanta, with Petagna coming on for Ilicic
8' Kurtic receives a yellow card for a foul on Gagliardini
6' GOAL! GOALLLL! GOOOAAAALLLLLLLL! Icardi completes a cute run to head home following a fine set-piece delivery from Candreva! 1-0 Inter #ForzaInter
4' Perisic tries his best to find Candreva in the middle, but Berisha reads his delivery well
3' Booking for Palomino after he brings down Borja Valero in midfield
2' Perisic swings one in for Icardi, although Berisha positions himself well to keep out the header
1' We're back for the second half with no changes from either side. Come on lads! #ForzaInter!!!

Santon
6.59
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Handanovic
7.15
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Icardi
8.6
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D'Ambrosio
7.58
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Brozovic
5.21
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Miranda
7.17
7.17
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Perisic
6.29
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Eder
6.15
6.15
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Candreva
6.69
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Joao Mario
5.48
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Gagliardini
6.37
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Skriniar
7.84
7.84
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Valero Iglesias
6.94
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Vecino
6.46
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4 shots on target 1
4 shots off target 4
10 fouls committed 13
1 corners 2
2 offsides 3
54% ball possession 46%

Inter have won four of their last six Serie A games against Atalanta (D1 L1).

Inter have failed to score in only one of their last 38 league games against Atalanta (0-0 in March 2012).

Inter have won nine of their last 12 Serie A games against Atalanta at the Meazza (D1 L2).

Luciano Spalletti’s side are unbeaten in their last 14 Serie A games between this and last season – their best run since February 2008 when they recorded 31 league games in a row without losing.

Inter have scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play in Serie A this season (10).

Only Ciro Immobile (10) has won more points for his team than Mauro Icardi (9) with his goals. The Argentine though has failed to score in his last two appearances.

Icardi bagged a hat-trick in the last game Inter played at home against Atalanta.

wins(41) draws(8) defeats(9)

MILAN -  Inter got back on track after the international break in the best of ways with a 2-0 win over Atalanta at San Siro thanks to brace from Mauro Icardi (13 goals in 13 matches). The Nerazzurri are now second in the table with 33 points, two behind leaders Napoli.

The first shot on goal for either side was Inter’s. After ten minutes, Gagliardini shot from 25 metres out with the ball going narrowly wide. Five minutes later, Skriniar showed good timing to stop an Atalanta break through Gomez. The Bergamo side were then dangerous through Ilicic and Hateboer who found a way into the box before launching a low shot but Handanovic was alert to stop it in stages. Inter responded in the 25th minute, Borja Valero flicked on a long ball from Skriniar, Icardi controlled it and held off Palomino before looking to find the bottom corner but Berisha made a great save. A minute later, Icardi reached a Candreva cross but wasn’t able to keep the header on target. The match remained very tight and the only other action of note before the break was a great cross from Candreva from the right which went through the Atalanta box without anyone being there to capitalise. The sides therefore went into the break with the score goalless.

Inter headed back out after the interval showing the right attitude and immediately came close to scoring in the 47th minute, although Icardi’s header from a Perisic cross was saved well by Berisha. The Atalanta goalkeeper was unable to act in the same fashion 120 seconds later however, as Candreva swung in a pin-point delivery for the Nerazzurri captain to head home and break the deadlock. In response, Gasperini brought on Petagna for Ilicic, with Gomez then wasting a good chance to equalise in the 59th minute by shooting over from a good position inside the area. Almost instantly paying the price for this costly miss, Icardi then made it two for Inter just one minute later. Latching onto to a fine right-footed cross from D’Ambrosio, the Argentinian attacker made a darting run and fired an accurate header into the bottom corner. Petagna kept battling up front the away side, and forced a good save from Handanovic in the 69th minute. The 84th minute then saw De Roon try his luck, although his effort sailed just over the crossbar. Keeping fresh legs within his side, Spalletti brought on Eder to replace Mauro Icardi for the final few minutes, with the latter understandably receiving a standing ovation from the San Siro crowd. Perisic sought to snatch the spotlight with a super strike in the 91st minute, although his effort sneaked just wide of the post. Orsolini also went close for the opposition, with Handanovic happy to see his effort fly over. The referee finally blew his whistle for full time, with Inter securing a hard-fought 2-0 win over Atalanta in front 52,000 supporters at the Meazza.

They’ll now prepare to face Cagliari away for their next fixture, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th November at 20:45 CET.


INTER 2-0 ATALANTA
Goalscorer: 51' and 60' Icardi

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 21 Santon; 11 Vecino, 5 Gagliardini; 87 Candreva (72' 77 Brozovic), 20 B. Valero (83' 10 Joao Mario), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (90' 23 Eder)
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 7 Cancelo, 13 Ranocchia, 17 Karamoh, 29 Dalbert, 55 Nagatomo, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

ATALANTA: 1 Berisha; 3 Toloi (77' 32 Haas), 6 Palomino, 5 Masiello; 33 Hateboer, 15 Cristante, 4 De Roon, 21 Castagne; 72 Ilicic (54' 29 Petagna), 27 Kurtic; 10 Gomez (67' 7 Orsolini)
Substitutes: 91 Gollini, 31 Rossi, 8 Gosens, 9 Cornelius, 20 Vido, 23 Melegoni, 28 Mancini, 88 Schmidt, 95 Bastoni
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini

Bookings: Palomino (A), Kurtic (A)

Added time: 1' + 4'

Referee: Fabbri
Assistants: Alassio, De Meo
Fourth Official: Maresca
VAR Operators: Orsato, Schenone

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Berisha
D'Ambrosio 33 3 Toloi
Skriniar 37 6 Palomino
Miranda 25 5 Masiello
Santon 21 33 Hateboer
Gagliardini 5 15 De Roon
Vecino 11 4 Cristante
Candreva 87 21 Castagne
Valero Iglesias 20 72 Ilicic
Perisic 44 27 Kurtic
Icardi 9 10 Gomez

substitutes

Padelli 27 91 Gollini
Berni 46 31 Rossi
Cancelo 7 7 Orsolini
Joao Mario 10 8 Gosens
Ranocchia 13 9 Cornelius
Karamoh 17 20 Vido
Eder 23 23 Melegoni
Dalbert 29 28 Mancini
Nagatomo 55 29 Petagna
Brozovic 77 32 Haas
Pinamonti 99 88 Schmidt
95 Bastoni

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