Final score

19 January 2012 21:00

5' (2nd half) Poli
9' Maicon
2 - 1
46' (2nd half) Birsa
Referee: Carmine Russo / Linesmen: Barbirati, Nicoletti / Fourth official: Tagliavento
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47' After 47 minutes the referee sends the teams into the dressing rooms with Inter leading Genoa by Maicon's goal in the ninth minute
45' Russo allows two minutes of added time
42' Maicon launches Castaignos but the whistle goes for offside: a controversial decision
40' Constant reponds to Sneijder's shot at the other end, but the ball is just over
36' Sneijder tries again left-footed from outside the box, this time his shot just misses the bar
30' Sneijder hits low and hard towards goal, but Lupatelli manages to punch the ball away to safety
28' A neat move by Castaignos who reaches the edge of the area before passing to Faraoni; the ball bounces badly for him and his shot is affected
25' SUBSTITUTION Genoa: Rossi comes off the be replaced by Constant
20' Confusion in the Genoa box: Sneijder moves to find Maicon who rises to set up Castaignos; the defence manages to block
11' Faraoni breaks through skillfully to serve Castaignos, but the ref blows for offside
9' GOAL INTER!!!! Without a run-up Maicon lets loose a missile off the outside of his right boot to give Inter the lead
2' Inter make their presence felt from the very start as Sneijder connects with Obi's assist, but sends it high over the bar from outside the box
1' WELCOME TO THE STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA. The Nerazzurri return to take up their challenge for the Coppa Italia with Inter v Genoa
1' Ranieri has picked Castellazzi in goal; Cordoba, Faraoni, Poli, Sneijder and Castaignos will start, too. Chivu is being rested, as a precaution
1' Genoa start the match with Kucka, Sampirisi, Granqvist and Birsa on the field. Sculli is on the bench
1' The Nerazzurri win the toss and Inter v Genoa is underway
Minute Text commentary
48' Inter beat Genoa 2-1 with goals from Maicon and Poli. Their next tie is on 25 January against Napoli at the San Paolo in the quarter-finals
46' GOAL GENOA!!! They pull one back as Pratto's header hits the bar and the rebound falls to Birsa who makes it 2-1
45' Three minutes of added time to be played
40' Sculli sets up Jorquera, but the Chilean, who is waiting at the far post sends his effort wide
36' SUBSTITUTION INTER: Sneijder is applauded by the Inter fans as he leaves the pitch to make way for Alvarez
31' SUBSTITUTION INTER: Inter take off Poli, scorer of the second goal, and Nagatomo comes on
30' Sneijder hasn't given up as he tries to catch Lupatelli out with a lob
25' Castellazzi is called into action for the first time in the match as he saves Jorquera's right-footed shot from the edge of the area: the Nerazzurri keeper diving to parry the ball on the ground
24' SUBSTITUTION GENOA: Genoa make their last change bringing on Sculli in place of Ze' Eduardo
21' Zarate lets fly with a powerful right-footer, Lupatelli scrambles to save on the ground at the foot of the near post
18' SUBSTITUTION INTER: Inter make their first change as Zarate comes on in place of Castaignos
10' SUSTITUTION GENOA: Constant, who came on for Rossi in the first half is, in turn, replaced by Marchiori
6' Pratto tries to react at the other end but he finds Castellazzi waiting to clear up with ease
5' GOAL INTER!!! A cross by Maicon from the right is trapped by Poli for Obi and back to Poli, who sends Lupatelli the wrong way to make it 2
1' The second half opens with no changes to either team
Average rating 7.24
4 shots on target 4
5 shots off target 2
4 fouls committed 12
1 corners 3
3 offsides 1
29:45 ball possession 35:41
Ranieri v Marino: Inter coach slightly behind

Ranieri has been edged by Marino in the 9 previous head-to-head fixtures between the two coaches: Ranieri has 3 wins compared to Marino's 4, with 2 draws.

Ranieri's good results against Genoa; his teams always score

Ranieri is facing Genoa for the 15th time, having won 10, drawn 2 and lost 2 of the previous games. In all 14 previous games Ranieri's teams were on target, netting 30 goals in total.

9 games, no wins for Marino against Inter

Pasquale Marino has faced Inter on 9 previous occasions and has yet to record a victory: he has managed just 2 draws and 7 defeats. Marino's sides have always conceded when playing the Nerazzurri in Milan: 11 goals in the 5 matches before today.

Inter unbeaten in 11 home and away games in the Coppa Italia...

Inter's last defeat in the Coppa Italia came on 4 March 2009, when they lost 3-0 at Sampdoria. In the 11 games since then, the Nerazzurri have won 9 matches and drawn 2.

...and no home defeats in the cup since 2002

Inter haven't lost a home game in the Coppa Italia since 12 December 2002, when Bari beat them 1-2 in a last-16 return leg fixture. In the 26 games played in the competition at the Meazza since then, the Nerazzurri have racked up 20 wins and 6 draws.

Just one clean sheet in 19 cup games for Genoa

Genoa have managed only one clean sheet in their last 19 matches in the Coppa Italia: a 1-0 victory when they hosted Fiorentina on 23 August 2006. In the other 18 cup games in that period Genoa have conceded 35 goals.

Genoa 1 goal away from making it 100 against the Nerazzurri

Genoa have scored 99 times in competitive fixtures played against Inter since a single national league was introduced in 1929/30. The first of those goals came on 26 January 1930 in Genoa 1-4 Inter (Serie A), Elvio Banchero scoring after 60 minutes.

wins(6) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Castellazzi 12 Lupatelli
Maicon 13 Sampirisi
Cordoba 2 Granqvist
Ranocchia 23 Moretti
Zanetti 4 Rossi
Faraoni 37 Kucka
Cambiasso 19 Seymour
Poli 18 Birsa
Obi 20 Jorquera
Sneijder 10 Pratto
Castaignos 30 Ze' Eduardo


Orlandoni 21 Scarpi
Lucio 6 Jankovic
Motta 8 Mesto
Alvarez 11 Constant
Milito 22 Marchiori
Zarate 28 Sculli
Nagatomo 55 Biondini