Final score

25 April 2012 15:00

5' Danilo
1 - 3
37' Alvarez
28' Sneijder
10' Sneijder
Referee: Luca Banti / Linesmen: Preti, Copelli / Fourth official: Rizzoli
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48' The first half of Udinese v Inter ends 3-1 to the Nerazzurri thanks to Sneijder's brace and a strike from Alvarez
47' Inter have a free kick from the edge of the box: Sneijder takes but sends it over the bar
46' Danilo goes into the book for a foul on Guarin
45' Banti awards a minute of added time
42' Basta crosses from the edge of the box and the ball comes off Nagatomo's hand: Udinese want a penalty but the defender's arms were protecting his body
40' Di Natale sends in a free kick, Danilo gets on the end of it but can only direct his header over
37' 3-1 TO INTER! Alvarez goes it alone on the break and bamboozles his way past a defender before picking his spot in the far corner
35' Stankovic makes a late challenge on Pinzi and gets booked; he'll miss next week's game against Cesena
29' Guarin has a crack from distance, Handanovic saves
28' SNEIJDER GRABS HIS SECOND! A great ball by Milito catches out the defence and the Dutchman chips over the onrushing Handanovic. 1-2 to Inter
26' Nagatomo gets the better of Basta on the wing and crosses for Sneijder; the Dutchman lays off for Cambiasso but then the midfielder's pass for Milito is too heavy
17' Di Natale pings a ball into the box and Pazienza releases a snapshot, Julio Cesar makes the save
10' INTER EQUALISE! Sneijder is back on the score sheet: his low strike takes a couple of strange bounces and beats Handanovic
8' Udinese close to making it 2-0. Basta's cross from the right finds Asamoah, whose left-footer zips just wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand upright
5' UDINESE IN FRONT. Di Natale shows great skill to pick out Armero, then Danilo collects and unleashes a belter that goes in off the near post
4' Floro Flores wins the ball off Ranocchia and sets off on the break but messes up his pass to Di Natale; Julio Cesar collects
1' Welcome to the Stadio Friuli in Udine, where Udinese are hosting Inter for the rescheduled Week 33 match
1' The Nerazzurri take the kick-off and Udinese v Inter is under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Stramaccioni, who has left Forlan out of the squad for this match, is going with Guarin in midfield alongside Stankovic and Cambiasso, while Sneijder starts with Alvarez behind Milito
1' This fixture was originally due to be played on 14 April, but was called off after the death of Livorno player Piermario Morosini (who was on loan from Udinese)
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51' The Nerazzurri join Udinese on 52 points and close in on Napoli (54) and Lazio (55)
51' Inter beat Udinese 1-3: Sneijder's first-half double and a third from Alvarez see Inter to their first away win under Stramaccioni
49' Torje sends in a dangerous cross, Floro Flores gets a poor touch with Danilo about to power a header goalwards
45' We'll have 6 minutes of stoppage time
41' Two-goal hero Sneijder leaves the pitch to be replaced by Poli and gets a well-deserved hug from Stramaccioni
40' Another change for Inter: Zarate replaces Milito
39' Udinese corner: Benatia's effort is inches over the bar
37' Floro Flores tests Julio Cesar from inside the box: the Nerazzurri keeper denies him with a great save
36' Sneijder finds Milito in the box, the Argentine wrestles his way into space for the shot but it's defected behind for a corner
34' Pinzi plays a deft pass for Di Natale, who catches it on the half-volley: over
32' Final substitution for Udinese: Torje comes on for Pazienza
28' Sneijder jigs his way into a shooting position on the edge of the box but drags his effort just wide
25' Obi wins a corner, which Guarin takes: Ranocchia can't connect properly, then Sneijder fails in his attempt to pick out the top corner
21' First substitution for the Nerazzurri: Alvarez, scorer of Inter's third, makes way for Obi
20' Maicon toe-pokes an effort at goal, Handanovic gets down to save
17' Udinese have a long spell in attack, with Asamoah and Di Natale both getting shots in on goal and both being denied by Julio Cesar
15' Guidolin changes things on the left flank as well: Armero is replaced by Pasquale
15' Guidolin makes his first change: Pereyra comes on for Basta
12' Banti shows Floro Flores a yellow card for protesting: the striker wanted a foul after contact with Ranocchia at the edge of the box
4' Floro Flores was looking for a penalty from that last challenge but he put his foot on the ball before falling to the ground
4' Floro Flores gets a yard on Lucio and bears down on goal, only to then be closed out by the Brazilian and Nagatomo
1' We're back under way at the Stadio Friuli
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.21
10 shots on target 5
5 shots off target 5
6 fouls committed 14
5 corners 4
3 offsides 1
49% ball possession 51%
First match-up between Guidolin and Stramaccioni

This is the first time Francesco Guidolin and Andrea Stramaccioni have faced each other as coaches.

Guidolin's poor record against Inter

Guidolin has met Inter 28 times before, winning 6, drawing 6 and losing 16.

Stramaccioni's first time against Udinese

Andrea Stramaccioni is facing Udinese for the first time as a professional coach.

Udinese's settled side

Udinese have made the fewest substitutions of all Serie A teams in the 2011/12 season: just 79 out of a possible 96.

One defeat for Udinese in 18 home games

The Friulan outfit have lost one of their last 18 Serie A matches played at the Stadio Friuli: that came on 11 February when AC Milan left with a 1-2 victory. In the other 17 games in that period they have managed 12 wins and 5 draws.

Milito, Italy's top scorer in 2012

Diego Milito has reached 20 league goals in a single season for the sixth time in his career. He previously managed it in 2003/04 (Racing Club, Argentine first division, 8 goals + Genoa, Serie B, 12; total 20) 2004/05 (Genoa, Serie B, 21), 2006/07 (Real Saragoza, Spanish first division, 23), 2008/09 (Genoa, Serie A, 24), 2009/10 (Inter, Serie A, 22). Milito is Italy's top scorer in 2012, with 17 goals since the start of the new year.

One defeat in 9 for the Nerazzurri

Inter have tasted defeat just once in their last 9 competitive matches, losing 2-0 away to Juventus on 25 March. The other 8 games in that period have produced 4 wins for Inter and 4 draws.

Only one win on the road for Inter in last 9 trips

Inter have won only one of their last 9 away fixtures: on 9 March they beat Chievo 0-2 in Verona in a Serie A tie. In the other 8 matches the Nerazzurri have drawn 2 and lost 6.

wins(22) draws(16) defeats(11)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Julio Cesar
Benatia 13 Maicon
Danilo 6 Lucio
Domizzi 23 Ranocchia
Basta 55 Nagatomo
Pinzi 14 Guarin
Pazienza 5 Stankovic
Asamoah 19 Cambiasso
Armero 11 Alvarez
Floro Flores 10 Sneijder
Di Natale 22 Milito


Padelli 12 Castellazzi
Barreto 2 Cordoba
Abdi 7 Pazzini
Ekstrand 18 Poli
Torje 20 Obi
Pasquale 28 Zarate
Pereyra 37 Faraoni