Final score

23 September 2012 15:00

0 - 2
47' (2nd half) Valiani
28' (2nd half) Vergassola
Referee: Davide Massa / Linesmen: Paganessi, Musolino / Fourth official: Cariolato / Assistants: Orsato, Di Bello
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47' After 2 minutes of added time, the first half finishes Inter 0-0 Siena
47' Milito goes down under challenge from Felipe following Guarin's through ball but the referee waves play on
46' Juan Jesus hits a cross-field ball and Ranocchia gets up well to draw another smart stop from Pegolo
45' Mr. Massa awards 2 minutes of added time
45' Felipe is penalised for a foul on Nagatomo
44' Cassano feeds Milito from the right but Neto's in sharply to dispossess 'El Principe'
40' Ranocchia leaves the field on a stretcher but he's soon hobbling back onto the pitch
39' Sneijder's dipping free-kick is parried by Pegolo but no one is there to turn the ball home
35' Cassano does superbly to release Sneijder who is through on goal but he elects to find Milito rather than shooting. His pass is too heavy though
32' Felipe blocks Sneijder's vicious strike
32' Sneijder shifts the ball out of his feet and shoots but again Pegolo is there to deny him with a great save
28' Ranocchia somehow avoids scoring an own goal as the ball bounces him off him on the goal line
27' Guarin finds Cambiasso but his header is tipped over by Pegolo
25' Neto fouls Sneijder but Inter's free-kick is blocked
24' Ze Eduardo is flagged offside
23' Calaio' backheels it past Nagatomo and centres but Handanovic is there to collect
22' Del Grosso's shot is deflected out for a corner
21' Cassano again tries to outwit Neto but this time the Nerazzurri man can't get away
19' Sneijder's long-range shot is weak and Pegolo fields it easily
17' Calaio's cross is too long for Del Grosso but the striker sticks out a hand and is cautioned by the referee
15' Rosina spreads it wide to Angelo on the right but he's well tackled by Pereira
14' Milito picks Paci's pocket but Nagatomo's ball is overhit
11' Rosina is booked for a bad challenge on Pereira
10' Guarin is inches away from connecting with Cassano's low cross in front of goal after Fant'Antonio had foxed Neto
9' Milito is fouled but the referee spots Cambiasso in an offside position
7' Angelo looks for Calaiò at the near post but he fluffs his cross into the side-netting
6' Guarin shoots from 20 yards but it goes well over
5' D'Agostino's corner is cleared but Sneijder can't break as he's well tackled by Vergassola
5' Siena break, Rosina feeds Angelo but Juan Jesus puts it out for a corner
3' Cassano back-heels it to Pereira but he gets his cross all wrong
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza: we're all ready to go for Inter v Siena, Week 4 of Serie A 2012/13
1' Siena kick off
1' After two defeats (Hajduk and Roma) and two draws (Vaslui and Rubin Kazan) at home, the Nerazzurri are looking to stop the rot at the San Siro
1' Zanetti starts on the bench for the first time since Inter 2-1 Catania on 13 September 2008, when he came on for the second half
1' Midfield three of Cambiasso, Gargano and Guarin. Sneijder plays behind Cassano and Milito
1' Stramaccioni selects Ranocchia alongside Juan Jesus in the centre of defence in front of Handanovic, with Nagatomo and Pereira on the flanks
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49' After 4 minutes of added time it finishes Inter 0-2 Siena. The Tuscan side win courtesy of goals from Vergassola and Valiani
47' Siena double their lead as substitute Valiani heads home from Sestu's cross
45' The fourth official's board shows 4 minutes of added time
45' Pegolo gathers Sneijder's shot at the second attempt
44' Pereira nips in to win it back from Calaio'
43' Yet another save from Pegolo, this time denying Sneijder
42' Sestu replaces Rosina for the visitors
41' Pegolo gathers Coutinho's shot from the edge of the box
40' Inter make their change as they send on Livaja in place of Cassano
39' Cassano tries to place it but can't find the target
38' Handanovic denies Calaio'
36' Milito plays in Coutinho but his shot is off-target
35' Coutinho comes on in place of Gargano
34' Pegolo is out to deny Juan Jesus
34' Ze Eduardo makes way for Valiani
28' Siena take the lead: Rosina breaks and finds Vergassola and the Bianconeri skipper rolls it into the far corner
23' Pegolo makes the save from Sneijder's left-footed attempt
22' Nagatomo's left-footed effort goes wide
21' Neto denies Pereira after he's found by Sneijder
19' Angelo's foul on Cassano earns him a caution
18' Juan Jesus is booked for a foul on Ze Eduardo
15' Pegolo receives a yellow card for time-wasting
14' Alvarez's left-footed shot sails high over the crossbar
14' Alvarez closes Del Grosso down as the Siena man shoots from the edge of the box
13' Milito heads wide from 3 yards
10' Inter make their first change with Alvarez coming on for Guarin
9' Ribair replaces D'Agostino for Siena
8' Rosina's left-footed shot goes just wide
5' Juan Jesus wins the tussle with Angelo
3' Cassano and Sneijder link up well but the Dutchman's strike is saved by Pegolo
2' Paci puts the ball out following Guarin's shot
1' Inter v Siena is back underway with both sides unchanged
Average rating 4.29
11 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 3
13 fouls committed 7
10 corners 8
4 offsides 2
28:36 ball possession 23:56
A coaching first

This will be the first ever meeting between coaches Andrea Stramaccioni and Serse Cosmi.

Stramaccioni's only meeting with the Bianconeri a positive one

Andrea Stramaccioni emerged victorious in his only competitive match against Siena: last 11 April in the Serie A his Inter won 2-1 at the San Siro.

One of the biggest Serie A wins against Inter

It will be Cosmi's 15th competitive match against Inter and his record stands at 2 wins, 1 draw and 11 defeats. Cosmi has never won in Milan, where he has collected 1 draw and 7 defeats with 18 goals let in. Of note is the fact that Cosmi's first win against the Nerazzurri is one of the 3 biggest in his coaching career: it was a 4-1 victory for his Perugia on 19 January 2003. The other two, with the same score line, were Perugia v Bari on 16 December 2000, and Lecce v Siena last 19 February.

Inter unbeaten against Siena

When taking into consideration all of the 16 competitive matches played between Inter and Siena, both in Milan and in Siena, the Bianconeri have never beaten the Nerazzurri. The record stands at 12 wins for Inter (6 in the last 6 matches) and 4 draws.

Siena, winless in their last 8 Serie A matches

Siena have not won in the Serie A in their last 8 matches, stretching back to last season. Their last win came on 22 April in their 4-1 win against Genoa. The record in that period is 4 draws and 4 defeats.

Cosmi and 'Black September'

For Serse Cosmi's teams in professional championships, September is always the worst month. They average 1.2 points per match in this period, with his record standing at 13 wins, 17 draws and 16 losses.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)

MILAN - Siena have come away from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza with three points: Serse Cosmi's men have beaten the Nerazzurri 2-0, who once again - for the fifth time - fail to win at home.

It was goalless at the interval, in spite of missed chances from Sneijder and with Cassano at the top of his game. Siena took the lead on 73 minutes as Vergassola finished a fine counter attack. Inter tried everything to respond, pouring forward at every opportunity but they were denied by a number of good saves from Pegolo.

The Nerazzurri were punished at the death as substitute Valiani headed in a second in stoppage time.

Inter 0-2 Siena (HT 0-0)

Scorers: Vergassola 73, Valiani 90+2.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 55 Nagatomo, 23 Ranocchia, 40 Juan Jesus, 31 Pereira; 19 Cambiasso, 21 Gargano (Coutinho 80), 14 Guarin (Alvarez 55); 10 Sneijder; 99 Cassano (Livaja 85), 22 Milito.
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 4 Zanetti, 6 Silvestre, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 44 Bianchetti.
Andrea Stramaccioni.

Siena: 25 Pegolo; 13 Neto, 24 Paci, 18 Felipe; 6 Angelo; 8 Vergassola, 10 D'Agostino (Ribair 54), 57 Ze Eduardo (Valiani 79), 3 Del Grosso; 27 Rosina (Sestu 87), 11 Calaiò.
Subs not used: 12 Farelli, 89 Marini, 9 Paolucci, 15 Dellafiore, 16 Verre, 33 Rubin, 34 Martinez, 81 Bogdani.
Coach: Serse Cosmi.

Referee: Davide Massa (Imperia).
Booked: Rosina 11, Calaiò 17, Pegolo 60, Juan Jesus 63, Angelo 64.
Added time: 2 + 4 minutes.
Attendance: 40,357.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Pegolo
Nagatomo 55 Del Grosso
Ranocchia 23 Angelo
Jesus 40 Vergassola
Pereira 31 D'Agostino
Cambiasso 19 Calaiò
Gargano 21 Neto
Guarin 14 Felipe
Sneijder 10 Paci
Cassano 99 Rosina
Milito 22 Zé Eduardo


Castellazzi 12 Farelli
Belec 27 Marini
Zanetti 4 Valiani
Silvestre 6 Paolucci
Coutinho 7 Dellafiore
Alvarez 11 Verre
Samuel 25 Ribair
Chivu 26 Rubin
Duncan 41 Martinez
Jonathan 42 Sestu
Bianchetti 44 Bogdani
Livaja 88