Final score

31 October 2012 20:45

36' (2nd half) Guarin
23' (2nd half) Palacio
7' (2nd half) Milito (P)
3 - 2
49' (2nd half) Eder
20' Munari
Referee: Daniele Doveri / Linesmen: Bianchi, Meli / Fourth official: Nicoletti / Assistants: Mazzoleni, Baracani
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45' No stoppage time at the end of the first half: Inter 0-1 Sampdoria
43' Guarin finds Cassano and he fires across goal but it's just too long for Milito
40' Mudingayi fouls Soriano midway in the Inter half
34' Pereira shoots from close range but Guarin misses the target with the rebound after Romero spills
32' Mudingayi is booked for a foul on Gastaldello
28' Soriano catches Pereira late and is lucky to escape a booking
24' Inter try to attack but fail to cause any real danger for the Sampdoria defence
20' GOAL FOR SAMPDORIA - Tissone's free kick causes confusion, neither Ranocchia nor Samuel deal with it, and Munari's there to poke home
18' Samuel heads just over from Pereira's free kick
15' Cassano plays it to Milito who goes wide before hitting a shot across Romero, but the keeper gets down well to save
13' Berardi's curling cross very nearly sneaks in at the back post
11' Inter break, Guarin wins it back, feeds Milito who in turn finds Palacio but his shot goes well over
8' Milito strikes it from the edge of the box but Rossini blocks well
7' Estigarribia bursts into the box but his touch is heavy and Zanetti is there to sweep up
4' Soriano hits a cross but Inter deal with it comfortably
2' Milito looks to find Cassano but he overhits his pass
1' Welcome along to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza: we're all ready for Inter v Sampdoria, Week 10 of Serie A 2012/13
1' The Nerazzurri kick off and Inter v Sampdoria is underway
1' Mudingayi, Gargano and Guarin make up the midfield three, while Palacio, Cassano and Milito play up front
1' Stramaccioni picks Handanovic in goal, with a back four of Pereira, Ranocchia, Samuel and Zanetti from left to right
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49' GOAL FOR SAMPDORIA - Eder plays a one-two with Maxi Lopez before beating Handanovic
48' Guarin shoots from range but the ball goes well over
47' Guarin crosses from the right but Romero grabs it
45' Mr. Doveri awards 4 minutes of added time
42' Zanetti crosses from the right and Gastaldello puts it out for a throw
39' Inter make a change with Silvestre replacing Ranocchia
38' Ciro Ferrara is sent to the stands for his protests
36' GOAL FOR INTER! Cassano squares it for Guarin who beats one before firing home
35' Cassano's free kick goes agonisingly over the crossbar
34' Munari is booked for a foul on Cassano on the edge of the penalty area
33' Sampdoria send on Maxi Lopez in place of Renan
31' Palacio crosses from the right but Cambiasso is off-balance and shoots over
28' Eder's free-kick is put out for a corner by Palacio
26' Palacio very nearly makes it 3-1 to Inter but his shot goes inches wide
23' GOAL FOR INTER! The Nerazzurri break and Cassano rolls it square to Palacio who scores with a fine angled finish
21' Palacio controls it in the box but the Sampdoria defence deny him
20' Gargano hits it long towards Palacio but Romero is out to deny him
19' Zanetti crosses for Palacio but his header is off-target
17' Nagatomo comes on for Pereira
16' Milito loses his marker in the box but his shot comes back off Romero's right-hand post
14' Sampdoria substitution: Renan gives way to Poli
8' De Silvestri comes on in place of Berardi for Sampdoria
7' GOAL FOR INTER! Milito scores from the spot
6' Costa is sent off for a foul on Milito
6' Milito is fouled by Costa in the box when through on goal
5' Pereira fouls Berardi
2' Palacio can't direct his shot on target after good work from Cambiasso
1' Inter v Sampdoria is back underway
1' Cambiasso replaces Mudingayi for the second half
Average rating 6.97
2 shots on target 1
3 shots off target 0
13 fouls committed 11
1 corners 2
0 offsides 2
63% ball possession 37%
Stramaccioni v Ferrara, round 1

This is the first meeting between coaches Andrea Stramaccioni and Ciro Ferrara.

Ferrara sacked after losing to Inter

On the two previous occasions when Ciro Ferrara has faced Inter, there has been one victory apiece, the home side winning 2-1 in both cases. Ciro Ferrara was given the sack after the second of those meetings: Inter 2-1 Juventus, a Coppa Italia tie on 28 January 2010.

Sampdoria winless in Milan since 1996

Sampdoria haven't beaten Inter in San Siro since 15 December 1996, when they came away as 3-4 winners. In the 12 matches played at the Meazza since then, Samp have lost 7 and drawn 5.

Inter aiming for 8 on the bounce

Inter have won their last seven games in Serie A, against ChievoVerona (0-2 away), Fiorentina (2-1 at home), AC Milan (0-1 away), Catania (2-0 at home) and Bologna (1-3 away), and in the Europa League, against Neftçi (1-3 away) and Partizan Belgrade (1-0 at home). The last time the Nerazzurri failed to win was on 23 September, a 0-2 home defeat to Siena in Serie A.

230-minute San Siro shutout

The Nerazzurri haven't conceded at home since 30 September when they beat Fiorentina 2-1 in Serie A. Since Romulo's 40th-minute strike, Inter have gone 230 minutes with letting in a goal: the 50 remaining minutes of that game plus the victories over Catania (2-0, Serie A) and Partizan Belgrade (1-0, Europa League).

Inter and Samp: goals throughout the team

Inter have had nine different players on the score sheet this term, while eight different Sampdoria players (the same number as Parma) have hit the target. Only Juventus have spread their goals around the team more, with 12 different scorers.

Sampdoria's 12-match scoring run away from home

Sampdoria have hit the back of the net at least once in each of their last 12 away fixtures in competitive competitions, notching up 16 goals in the process. They last drew a blank on 6 April, when they went down 1-0 at Crotone in last season's Serie B campaign.

Daniele Doveri to officiate

Daniele Doveri has never overseen a fixture involving Inter or Sampdoria before.

wins(41) draws(16) defeats(8)

MILAN - Inter have beaten Sampdoria 3-2 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in driving rain, and move to 24 points in the table.

The hosts created chances in the first period yet it was the visitors who took the lead on 20 minutes. Samuel and Ranocchia got in a tangle from Tissone's free-kick and Munari was there to pounce. The Nerazzurri equalised after the interval though, as Milito scored from the spot on 53 minutes. Costa brought the Argentine down from behind, and the referee rightly awarded Inter a penalty and gave the Sampdoria defender his marching orders. 'El Principe' then dispatched the spot-kick and punished the visitors who were now a man light.

Inter then made use of their powerful front line, first through Milito who hit the post, before Palacio scored the Nerazzurri's second after 68 minutes, after Cassano had broken well. Fant'Antonio then struck the crossbar from a free-kick. Inter's third goal arrived ten minutes from time: Nagatomo broke forward, waited for Cassano to arrive and then fed his team-mate. The man from Bari then rolled the ball to his right where Guarin skipped past Estigarribia before lashing a shot past Romero. Eder grabbed an injury time consolation for the visitors but it was Inter who emerged with all three points.

Inter 3-2 Sampdoria (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Munari 20, Milito 53 (pen), Palacio 68, Guarin 81, Eder 90+4.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 23 Ranocchia (Silvestre 84), 25 Samuel, 31 Pereira (Nagatomo 61); 16 Mudingayi (Cambiasso 46), 21 Gargano, 14 Guarin; 8 Palacio, 99 Cassano, 22 Milito.
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 11 Alvarez, 41 Duncan, 44 Bianchetti, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Sampdoria: 22 Romero; 13 Berardi (De Silvestri 53), 28 Gastaldello, 35 Rossini, 3 Costa; 11 Munari, 12 Tissone, 16 Poli (Renan 59, Maxi Lopez 78); 2 Estigarribia, 21 Soriano, 23 Eder.
Subs not used: 32 Berni, 7 Castellini, 8 Mustafi, 15 Poulsen, 19 De Silvestri, 29 Juan Antonio, 93 Savic, 95 Falcone, 98 Icardi.
Coach: Ciro Ferrara.

Referee: Daniele Doveri (Rome).
Booked: Mudingayi 32, Munari 79.
Sent off: Costa 51.
Added time: 0+4 minutes.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Romero
Zanetti 4 Estigarribia
Ranocchia 23 Costa
Samuel 25 Munari
Pereira 31 Tissone
Mudingayi 16 Berardi
Gargano 21 Poli
Guarin 14 Soriano
Palacio 8 Eder
Cassano 99 Gastaldello
Milito 22 Rossini


Castellazzi 12 Berni
Belec 27 Renan
Silvestre 6 Castellini
Alvarez 11 Mustafi
Cambiasso 19 Lopez
Duncan 41 Poulsen
Bianchetti 44 De Silvestri
Nagatomo 55 Antonio
Livaja 88 Savic