Final score

26 February 2012 20:45

14' (2nd half) Lavezzi
1 - 0
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Manganelli, Padovan / Fourth official: Giannoccaro
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45' The team went into the dressing rooms with the score still 0-0
45' Milito receives a yellow card for the foul on Cannavaro
43' Sneijder takes a brilliant free-kick which just misses the top corner
42' Cannavaro manages to pick up a ball off Milito who was heading for goal but he brings him down
41' Nagatomo sticks close to Cavani and keeps him from shooting. He puts the ball out for a corner
33' Faraoni loses the ball and Lavezzi does well to break away, but Stankovic is perfect in defence and closes him down
28' Samuel fouls Lavezzi and Napoli's free kick is taken by Pocho: Cavani's header is just wide
25' Zuniga sets up Dzemali, who strikes the ball right-footed. Julio Cesar pulls off a great save and turns the ball away for a corner
18' Gargano's name goes into the book for a late tackle on Sneijder
17' Lavezzi shoots left-footed, but Samuel manages to block with his body and the ball is deflected for a corner
15' Lavezzi manages to get past Faraoni and crosses for Dzemaili, but he is beaten to the ball
14' Free-kick for Napoli: Lavezzi prepares to take it and the Nerazzurri prepare their wall
13' Cambiasso breaks into the area and passes to Milito who is in the middle, but the ball is just too long for the prince
7' Nagatomo puts Lavezzi's attack on the left wing into touch. Cavani's attempt from the following action is off target
4' Napoli win the first corner: Lavezzi takes it but Cannavaro is beaten to the ball. In the follow-up Inler hits left-footed, but into the arms of Julio Cesar
3' Stankovic tries to catch the defence out with a shot from outside the box but the ball flies over the crossbar
3' Faraoni searches out Forlan with a cross but the ball takes a strange bounce and Maggio clears
1' Welcome to the Stadio San Paolo for Napoli v Inter in Week 25 Serie A 2011/12
1' The home team kick off to start Napoli v Inter
1' At the San Paolo a minute of silence is observed in memory of the the three Italian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan
1' With Hamsik out through suspension, Mazzarri has picked Dzemaili to play behind Lavezzi and Cavani. Former Nerazzurri player Goran Pandev starts on the bench
1' For Inter Chivu will be watching from the stands after catching flu. His replacement on the left of the defence will be Nagatomo, with Faraoni on the right
Minute Text commentary
48' Napoli v Inter finishes 1-0. Inter suffer their fourth successive defeat in the league and stay on 36 points in the table
47' Faraoni unleashes a powerful right-footed shot which flies wide of De Sanctis' left post
46' Zuniga and Pazzini clash in the area, after a header from Cambiasso, but Bergonzi waves play on
45' Bergonzi signals three minutes of added time
44' Napoli take off Dzemaili for Dossena
43' A great chance for Inter: Nagatomo crosses from the left, Pazzini manages to get his head to the ball but sends it wide of De Sanctis
38' Napoli substitution: Lavezzi is taken off and Britos comes on
34' Red card for Aronica: as he commits a fouls as last man
33' A corner for Napoli is taken by Lavezzi, Julio Cesar comes off his line and Inler volleys the rebound: the keeper saves but the whistle goes for offside
32' Poli's is the next name to go into the referee's book
30' Faraoni lofts a curling cross into the area; De Sanctis stays on his line but Cambiasso just can't reach it, and the ball goes wide
29' Napoli attack with Inler who goes past Cambiasso and serves Dzemaili, but Cordoba makes a timely tackle on Lavezzi
27' Nagatomo tries to find Pazzini in the area but the ball is high
26' Lavezzi crosses and Dzemaili rises above them all but his header is off target
25' Faraoni picks up a yellow card too, for a foul on Zuniga
22' Cordoba is cautioned for a foul on Cavini
21' Inter make their last substitution: Stankovic comes off to make room for Poli
19' Lavezzi sends Dzemaili away and he blasts a right-footed shot, as all Julio Cesar can do is push the ball away for a corner
18' Napoli on the attack again: Lavezzi passes to Cavani and Julio Cesar has to come off his line. The ball goes wide
14' GOAL NAPOLI. Milito loses the ball in the centre of the pitch, Dzemaili goes past Lucio and passes to Lavezzi who beats Julio Cesar. 1-0
9' Lucio shows his class taking the ball off Lavezzi first and then off Cavani in a counter attack
7' Cavani pushes the ball through to Zuniga who crosses. Maggio is there to meet it but his header is wide
1' Inter make their first change: Cordoba comes on for Forlan
1' So Ranieri changes his defensive formation to three men: Samuel, Lucio and Cordoba
1' The second half gets underway with the score at Napoli 0-0 Inter
1' And their second change sees Pazzini replace Sneijder
Julio Cesar
Average rating 3.98
4 shots on target 0
8 shots off target 7
14 fouls committed 17
11 corners 0
2 offsides 0
51% ball possession 49%
Mazzarri unbeaten with 4 successive victories

There have been 10 competitive meetings between the coaches of the two teams and to date Ranieri has never won. Mazzarri has won four times in the last four matches, in which his teams have never conceded a goal, and there have been six draws.

Mazzarri v Inter: only three wins for Mazzarri

There have been 18 competitive matches between Mazzarri and Inter, with 3 wins for the Napoli coach, 8 draws and 7 Nerazzurri wins.

Ranieri v Napoli: former coach Ranieri has lost 4 successive matches

There have been 19 encounters between Ranieri and Napoli, who was coach there from July 1991 to November 1992. The Inter coach has won 9 of the games, drawn 4 and lost 6; 4 of these in their last 4 meetings.

No penalties awarded against Napoli in the 2011/12 season

Napoli are the only team in Serie A 2011/12 not to have had a penalty awarded against them. The last was on 8 March 2011 during Lecce 2-1 Napoli scored by Corvia that is 26 matchdays ago.

Napoli haven't conceded a league goal for 380 minutes, 255 at home

The last goal scored against Napoli in Serie A was on 29 January last when they lost 2-3 at home to Genoa. Palacio scored the Rossoblu's last goal in the 70th minute. Since then by counting the remaining 20 minutes of that match plus the complete matches against Cesena and AC Milan (two nil-all draws at home and away respectively), Chievo Verona (a 2-0 home win) and Fiorentina (a 3-0 away victory) give a total of 380 minutes in the league. The last goal they conceded at home in Serie A was on 16 January in the 1-1 draw with Bologna, scored by Acquafresca in the 15th minute. Taking the remaining 75 minutes and adding them to the entire league matches against Cesena (0-0) and Chievo Verona (a 2-0 win) gives a total of 255 minutes without conceding a goal at home.

Cavani is the top scorer in Serie A since the beginning of 2012 with Milito second

Edison Cavani is Italian football's top scorer in 2012: from January until today he has scored 10 times in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League. Behind him in second place with 8 goals are Diego Milito and Di Natale (Udinese).

Mazzarri and Ranieri's teams play better before half-time

Napoli are the Serie A 2011/12 team to have scored most goals towards the end of the first half: between the 31st and 45th minute, including added time, they have scored 9 times. Inter follow them with 8 goals in the same mini-period.

Napoli v Inter and fair play

Inter are the team in Serie A 2011/12 to have been shown the lowest number of yellow cards: just 36. Napoli have seen 44, like Juventus, who share third place in this table with them. In second place, between the Neapolitans and the Nerazzurri, are Lazio with 41 cautions.

Napoli v Inter and fair play

Inter are the team in Serie A 2011/12 to have been shown the lowest number of yellow cards: just 36. Napoli have seen 44, like Juventus, who share third place in this table with them. In second place, between the Neapolitans and the Nerazzurri, are Lazio with 41 cautions.

Inter haven't scored in 381 minutes and 396 in away matches

The last goal Inter scored in an official match was on 1 February, when they drew 4-4 with Palermo in Serie A. All of Inter's goals were scored by Milito, the last of them in the 69th minute. Since then, counting the remaining 21 minutes of that match plus the entire league matches against Roma (a 0-4 away defeat), Novara (0-1 at home) and Bologna (0-3 at home), and adding the 0-1 defeat at the hands of Olympique Marseille in France, the total is 381 minutes without scoring. The last official goal scored by Inter playing away was on 15 January when they beat AC Milan 1-0 away in Serie A. Milito was the scorer of the Nerazzurri goal in the 54th minute: since then, counting the remaining 36 minutes of that match, plus the entire matches lost to Napoli (0-2 in Coppa Italia), Lecce and Roma (0-1 and 0-4 respectively in Serie A) and in Marseille (0-1 against Olympique in the Champions League), the total minutes without scoring away from home is 396.

100th appearance for Sneijder in blue and black

Wesley Sneijder will celebrate his 100th appearance for Inter, the only Italian club he has played for, if he plays today. His 99 appearances so far include 63 in Serie A, 8 in Coppa Italia, 24 in European competitions and 4 in other tournaments. He made his official debut for Inter on 29 August 2009: AC Milan 0-4 Inter in Serie A.

wins(19) draws(22) defeats(38)

starting lineups

De Sanctis 1 Julio Cesar
Campagnaro 37 Faraoni
Cannavaro 6 Lucio
Aronica 25 Samuel
Maggio 55 Nagatomo
Gargano 4 Zanetti
Inler 5 Stankovic
Zuniga 19 Cambiasso
Dzemaili 10 Sneijder
Lavezzi 9 Forlan
Cavani 22 Milito


Rosati 12 Castellazzi
Grava 2 Cordoba
Dossena 17 Palombo
Vargas 18 Poli
Fernandez 20 Obi
Pandev 7 Pazzini
Britos 28 Zarate