Final score

12 December 2017 21:00

referee Juan Luca Sacchi / linesmen Claudio La Rocca, Edoardo Raspollini / 4th man Ivano Pezzuto / assistants Daniele Chiffi, Luca Pairetto
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Minutes Text commentary
45' The first half comes to a close here at the Meazza, with Inter vs. Pordenone still tied at 0-0
45' Perilli easily deals with an attempted pass from Eder
43' What a chance for Karamoh!!! Played in by Cancelo at the back post, the 19-year-old's strike sails over with just Perilli to beat
40' The Nerazzurri defence fail to deal with a cross from the away side, with Lulli, fortunately, sending his strike over
38' Dalbert hits a wayward cross from the left
36' Vecino finds Pinamonti well in the middle, although the Nerazzurri starlet fails to threaten
34' Burrai meets a cross from Karamoh and heads it out for a corner
31' Padelli produces a flying finger-tip save to direct Magnaghi's long-range effort off the post
29' An inviting cross from Berrettoni fails to find any of his teammates in the area
26' Ranocchia's head meets a corner kick from Cancelo, although his effort is caught by Perilli
23' Wonderful play from Pinamonti, who skips past his opponent before then earning his side a corner
22' Great chance for Karamoh as he is sent through by Gagliardini, although the Frenchman unfortunately can't direct the ball past Perilli
19' A fierce long-range effort from Gagliardini flies just narrowly wide
16' Nunzella gets across to disrupt some promising link-up play between Cancelo and Eder
13' Ranocchia tees up Karamoh on the right-hand side, although his shot is blocked by Perilli
11' Cancelo tries to find Eder in space, although Formiconi deals well with the danger
10' Berrettoni misses the target from long-range
9' A cross-come-shot from Karamoh fails to find the target
4' Eder tries his luck from the edge of the area, with Inter earning yet another corner
3' A cross from Vecino is deflected out for the Nerazzurri's first corner of the match
1' Inter vs. Pordenone is now underway. Come on lads! #ForzaInter
1' The squads are making their way out onto the pitch here at the Meazza. Kick-off is almost upon us
1' Luciano Spalletti's Inter side's last 16 TIM Cup clash against Pordenone is about to get underway!
Minutes Text commentary
48' We're still tied at 0-0 after 90 minutes, therefore extra-time is now upon us!
48' Perisic cuts inside on his right, although his strike sails high over the crossbar
47' Perilli collects a cross from Perisic
45' Three minutes of added time set to be played
45' Icardi attempts a volley which is turned out for a corner
41' A super chance missed by Icardi, who heads just over following a cross from Cancelo
40' A cross-come-shot is easily saved by Perilli
40' Vecino is the next Nerazzurri player to try his luck, firing his strike straight into the arms of Perilli
39' Easy save for Padelli as catches a speculative effort from De Agostini
35' Third and final change for the hosts, with Mauro Icardi replacing Dalbert
35' First change for Pordenone, with Sainz Maza making way for De Agostini
32' Perilli keeps out yet another chance for the Nerazzurri
31' Perilli comfortably deals with a deflection off Eder
29' SO CLOSE!!!! Perisic latches onto a cross from Cancelo at the back post, but fails to find the target with a pacy strike
28' Perisic tries to find Eder once again, although his delivery is just slightly too long
25' Nearly an instant assist for Perisic, whose enticing cross is just missed by Eder in the middle
23' Second change for Spalletti, with Ivan Perisic replacing Karamoh
22' Perilli manages to halt Karamoh in yet another one on one situation
21' Sainz Maza cuts inside from the left flank, although his effort can only find the side-netting
19' Cancelo plays in a short corner for Brozovic, whose resulting cross misses both Ranocchia and Karamoh in the box
15' Brozovic tries his luck from outside the area but fails to make full contact with the ball, which ends up wide of the post
13' Karamoh does well to save following a fine strike from Karamoh
9' The ball ends up at the feet of Sainz Maza at the back post, whose low drive deflects off Gagliardini and sneaks just wide
7' Inter pick up the pace once again, with a right-footed strike from Gagliardini going close
4' Another great chance for Inter! Karamoh finds Brozovic stood right on the penalty spot, although the midfielder's strike drifts wide of the post
3' Gagliardini puts Perilli in trouble straight off, who just manages to prevent a tap-in for Eder
1' Luciano Spalletti's side get us back underway for the second half!
1' The Nerazzurri make a change at the interval, with Pinamonti making way for Brozovic
Minutes Text commentary
17' The first period of extra time comes to a close, with the result still stuck at 0-0
16' Miraculous save from Perilli to keep out Ranocchia
15' Two minutes of added time set to be played
12' Sacchi blows for a foul after Ranocchia clashes with Perilli in the box
9' Perilli happy to watch the ball fly wide following Eder's strike from outside the area
7' Second substitution for Pordenone, with Ciurria replacing Berrettoni
4' Perilli booked for time wasting
3' Inter push hard in search the game's opening goal, with Eder the latest player to have a pop
2' Brozovic tries to find Icardi although the chance comes to nothing
1' Extra time is now underway
Minutes Text commentary
16' Qualification for the TIM Cup quarter-finals will be decided by penalties
15' There will be just one minute of added time prior to penalties
11' Final change for Pordenone, with Parodi coming on for Nunzella
7' Easy take for Perilli following a right-footed strike from Vecino
3' A free kick from Brozovic misses the target
2' Lethal acceleration from Perisic who just fails to find the target
1' Final 15 minutes here at the Meazza! Come on lads!
Minutes Text commentary
7' AND THERE IT IS! GOOOALLL!!! Nagatomo makes no mistake and sends Inter through to the quarter-finals!!
7' PADELLI STOPS PARODI! Match point for Inter
6' GOOOOAALLL! Vecino makes it 4-4!
6' Ciurria gets the better of Padelli: 4-3 Pordenone
5' Obviously Mauro Icardi makes no mistake! GOOOALL! 3-3
5' Stefani pushes Pordenone ahead with their fifth penalty
4' Perilli keeps out Gagliardini
4' Lulli sends his strike OVER!
3' Skriniar has his penalty saved by Perilli
3' Magnaghi levels for Pordenone with their third spot kick
2' Burrai beats Padelli and scores his side's second penalty
1' Brozovic scores! 1-0 Inter!

Average rating 5.5
10 shots on target 2
18 shots off target 3
19 fouls committed 12
18 corners 4
2 offsides 2
65% ball possession 35%
wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

MILAN - Inter struggled more than expected but eventually went through to the quarter-finals of the TIM Cup on penalties by beating Pordenone on Tuesday. After 120 minutes without a goal, the Nerazzurri overcame the Friuli side by a 5-4 spot-kick scoreline. 

Pordenone took to the pitch without fear but the first effort of the match was for Inter. Eder tried his luck with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area and Perilli put it out for a corner. In the 13th minute, Karamoh had a big chance to break the deadlock. The French player received the ball from Ranocchia and burst into the box from the left but fired weakly at Perilli. In the 19th minute, Gagliardini tried to score a great goal from distance but couldn’t hit the target. The visitors had San Siro anxious in the 31st minute with an improvised effort by Magnaghi at the edge of the box forced Padelli to push the ball onto the post. Inter soon returned to pushing the issue through Dalbert, who attempted to score in the 38th minute after some confusion in the opposition area but his left-footed effort missed the target. The Friuli side threatened once again in the 40th minute as Lulli went through the middle before firing over from a good position. Two minutes before the break there was another good chance for Karamoh, but he couldn’t find the target and the sides went into the interval with the score level at 0-0.

The second half began with a change for the home side, with Spalletti sending on Brozovic in place of Pinamonti. Inter instantly picked up the pace, with Perilli initially keeping out Gagliardini in the 48th minute, before Brozovic then tried his luck just seconds later. Gagliardini had another pop in the 52nd minute, although his strike just failed to find the target. Pordenone had their first chance of the second half just two minutes later, with an effort from Sainz-Maza deflecting off Gagliardini and ending up just wide of the post. The Spaniard then tried his luck again not long after, although he could only find the side-netting. In response to the visitors’ ambition, Karamoh sought to get the Nerazzurri ahead, although was stopped for the umpteenth time by Perilli. He was replaced by Perisic instantly after. The Croatian’s introduction instantly breathed life into the Nerazzurri’s play out on the flanks, as he first tried to tee up Eder, before he then very nearly scored the opener just minutes later. Spalletti opted to bring on Icardi for Dalbert in the 80th minute, who very nearly prevented extra time with a header in the dying stages of normal play.

Inter picked up the pace following the brief interval, with Eder firstly firing wide a fierce effort in the 100th minute, before Icardi then hit the post with a header just four minutes later. Perilli was forced into action once again not long after, with Ranocchia getting his head onto a set-piece from Brozovic. With the clock ticking down, the Nerazzurri continued to push hard for a goal, however, neither Brozovic or Vecino could find the back of the net with their respective efforts. Extra time finally ended with the teams still inseparable, with penalties duly needed to decide the result. 

A total of 14 spot kicks were needed to crown Tuesday’s victor, with Skriniar and Gagliardini both missing for Inter before Nagatomo eventually dispatched the winning spot-kick with complete composure. The Nerazzurri will now progress through to the quarter-finals of the TIM Cup, where they will face the winner of Milan vs. Hellas Verona. 

INTER 0-0 PORDENONE (5-4 d.c.r.)

INTER: 27 Padelli; 55 Nagatomo, 37 Skriniar, 13 Ranocchia, 29 Dalbert (80' 9 Icardi); 11 Vecino, 5 Gagliardini; 7 Cancelo, 23 Eder, 17 Karamoh (68' 44 Perisic); 99 Pinamonti (46' 77 Brozovic)
Substitutes: 1 Handanovic, 46 Berni, 20 B. Valero, 21 Santon, 63 Emmers, 87 Candreva, 98 Lombardoni
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

PORDENONE: 1 Perilli; 2 Formiconi, 4 Stefani, 26 Bassoli, 23 Nunzella (116' 6 Parodi); 21 Misuraca, 8 Burrai, 5 Lulli; 10 Berrettoni (96' 17 Ciurria), 11 Sainz-Maza (80' 3 De Agostini); 27 Magnaghi
Substitutes: 12 Zommers, 7 Buratto, 14 Pellegrini, 15 Visentin, 18 Raffini, 19 Martignago, 20 Silvestro, 24 Danza, 25 Toffolini
Coach: Leonardo Colucci

Bookings: Perilli (P)

Added time: 0' + 3' + 2' + 1'

Referee: Sacchi
Assistants: La Rocca, Raspollini
Fourth Official: Pezzuto
VAR operators: Chiffi, Pairetto

starting lineups

Padelli 27 1 Perilli
Nagatomo 55 2 Formiconi
Skriniar 37 4 Stefani
Ranocchia 13 5 Lulli
Dalbert 29 8 Burrai
Gagliardini 5 10 Berrettoni
Vecino 11 11 Sainz Maza
Cancelo 7 21 Misuraca
Karamoh 17 23 Nunzella
Eder 23 26 Bassoli
Pinamonti 99 27 Magnaghi


Handanovic 1 1 Zommers
Berni 46 3 De Agostini
Icardi 9 6 Parodi
Valero 20 7 Buratto
Santon 21 14 Pellegrini
Perisic 44 15 Visentin
Emmers 63 17 Ciurria
Brozovic 77 18 Raffini
Candreva 87 19 Martignago
Lombardoni 98 20 Silvestro
24 Danza
25 Toffolini

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