Final score

3 February 2013 15:00

10' (2nd half) Rosina (P)
25' Sestu
21' Emeghara
3 - 1
22' Cassano
referee Daniele Doveri / linesmen Marrazzo, De Pinto / 4th man Rosi / assistants Valeri, Celi
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Half time at the Stadio Artemio Franchi: Siena 2-1 Inter
45' The fourth official awards one minute of added time
44' Angelo's right-footed shot fails to test Handanovic after good work from Rubin
41' Sestu again shoots from distance and the ball goes just over
40' Guarin beats one down the left and plays it through: the Bianconeri defence clear the danger
39' Zanetti's long-range strike goes over the bar
37' Nagatomo curls it in towards Schelotto: the Argentine's header is goalbound and Pegolo is fortunate to keep it out
36' Paci rises well to meet the set piece but sends his header over the bar
35' Sestu to Rubin, whose shot is deflected out for a Siena corner
34' Della Rocca tries his luck with his left but the ball goes well wide
33' Palacio steers it in towards Cassano who is sent tumbling in the box but the referee waves play on
29' Kuzmanovic is inches away from a debut goal as his strike takes a deflection and goes just wide
28' Emeghara shields the ball well before going for goal: off target
25' GOAL FOR SIENA: Rubin finds Sestu who leaves Handanovic with no chance as he picks out the top corner from 25 yards
22' GOAL FOR INTER! Kuzmanovic plays it wide to Cassano and his teasing cross evades everyone and curls in off the far post
21' GOAL FOR SIENA: Rubin squares for Emeghara - who looks half a yard offside - and he rolls it into the empty net. Siena lead
20' Belmonte nips in to put the ball behind after Cassano looks to find Guarin in the box
18' Rosina tries to catch Handanovic out at his near post: the Slovenian recovers well and makes the save
16' Juan Jesus shows great technique with an acrobatic volley but Pegolo denies the Nerazzurri once again
15' Guarin hammers a shot with his right: Pegolo is alert and tips it over the top
14' Sestu curls it in from the left and Juan Jesus heads it clear
12' Nagatomo is wrongly ruled offside after a lovely through ball from Guarin
10' Emeghara escapes down the left and cuts it back into the middle: Juan Jesus tracks his runner well and stabs clear
9' Guarin clips it over the top and Pegolo is out smartly to collect ahead of Palacio
8' Cassano plays it into the box towards Nagatomo who just can't get there in time
6' Palacio flagged offside after a quick burst from Cassano's free-kick
3' Belmonte shoots from range: the ball goes way over
1' Welcome along to the Stadio Artemio Franchi: we're all set for Siena v Inter
1' We're underway with Siena kicking off
1' Antonio Cassano partners Rodrigo Palacio in attack
1' Schelotto and Nagatomo will play on the flanks, with Zanetti, Kuzmanovic and Guarin in the middle
1' Inter begin with Handanovic in goal, and a back three of Ranocchia, Chivu and Juan Jesus
Minutes Text commentary
49' It's finished at the Stadio Artemio Franchi: Siena 3-1 Inter
45' There will be four minutes of added time
42' Belmonte picks up a yellow card for a foul on Nagatomo on the edge of the area
40' Inter withdraw Guarin and send on Gargano for the final 5 minutes
40' Guarin is booked for a foul on Rubin
38' Palacio mishits a volley: over the top
37' On comes veteran Bogdani for Emeghara
33' Siena make a change, sending on Bolzoni in place of Sestu
33' Guarin's ambitious shot goes comfortably over the bar
32' Kovacic feeds Nagatomo whose cross from the left is overhit
29' Kuzmanovic shoots from distance and Pegolo makes the save
28' Inter substitution: Rocchi replaces Cassano
27' Sestu's tame effort from the edge of the area is easily fielded by Handanovic
24' Siena send on Valiani in place of Rosina
24' Siena break, Rosina finds Sestu, and his curling effort with his right goes inches wide
18' Palacio's weak header from Cassano's ball in fails to test Pegolo
16' Emeghara tries to go round Handanovic but the ball runs out for a goal kick
15' Handanovic keeps Rosina's effort out at the second attempt
14' Inter nearly pull one back as Cassano's effort cannons back off the crossbar
13' Guarin's free-kick calls Pegolo into action
12' Paci is cautioned for a pull on Palacio's shirt
10' GOAL FOR SIENA: Rosina sends Handanovic the wrong way and the hosts lead 3-1
9' Chivu brings down Emeghara in the area and is sent off: penalty to Siena
5' Nagatomo crosses from the right but the whistle goes as Palacio is adjudged to have pulled back his marker
2' Ranocchia tries his luck from distance but the ball sails over the top
1' The second half begins at Siena
1' Change for Inter: new man Kovacic is on for his debut in place of Schelotto
Average rating 3.98
6 shots on target 7
7 shots off target 7
12 fouls committed 11
4 corners 8
2 offsides 2
31% ball possession 68%
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First meeting for Iachini and Stramaccioni

Giuseppe Iachini and Andrea Stramaccioni meet in opposite dugouts for the first time today.

Iachini 1-1 Inter (x 2)

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

SIENA – Inter were defeated 3-1 by Siena in the Week 23 match of 2012/13 Serie A season, played this afternoon at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

After a quarter of an hour Guarin came within a hair of finding the net with a shot from distance that Pegolo blocked for a corner. Three minutes later Rosina followed his lead but Handanovic denied him with a quality save. However, the Tuscan team was the one to open the scoring: Rubin’s run down the flank was followed by a cross that Emeghara pushed into the goal from a position that seemed suspiciously offside. Only a minute passed before Kuzmanovic’s long pass found Cassano, whose curling shot drew Inter level. But the momentum soon turned back the other way when Sestu’s stunning shot from the edge of the box put the home team back in front.

The second half began badly for the Nerazzurri when Chivu brought down Emeghara in the box on 55 minutes. The Romanian was given his marching orders before Rosina converted from the spot. Cassano hit the crossbar in the 58th minute but Inter were unable to get on the score sheet again. The match ended at 3-1, leaving the Nerazzurri with 40 points in the standings.

Siena 3-1 Inter (HT: 2-1)
Scorers: Emeghara 21, Cassano 22, Sestu 25, Rosina 56 (pen).

Siena: 5 Pegolo; 17 Belmonte, 24 Paci, 18 Felipe; 6 Angelo, 8 Vergassola, 14 Della Rocca, 33 Rubin; 27 Rosina (Valiani 79), 77 Sestu (Bolzoni 78); 10 Emeghara (Bogdani 82).
Unused subs: 12 Farelli, 3 Uvini, 9 Paolucci, 16 Verre, 23 Agra, 70 Mannini, 86 Teixeira, 88 Terlizzi, 91 Reginaldo.
Coach: Giuseppe Iachini.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 26 Chivu, 40 Juan Jesus; 7 Schelotto, 17 Kuzmanovic, 4 Zanetti, 55 Nagatomo; 14 Guarin (Gargano 85); 99 Cassano (Rocchi 73), 8 Palacio.
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 77 Di Gennaro, 6 Silvestre, 10 Kovacic, 11 Alvarez, 24 Benassi, 31 Pereira, 42 Jonathan.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Daniele Doveri (Rome).
Booked: Paci 57, Guarin 85, Belmonte 87.
Sent off: Chivu 55.
Added time: 1 + 4 minutes.

starting lineups

Pegolo 1 Handanovic
Belmonte 23 Ranocchia
Paci 26 Chivu
Felipe 40 Jesus
Angelo 7 Schelotto
Vergassola 17 Kuzmanovic
Della Rocca 4 Zanetti
Rubin 55 Nagatomo
Rosina 14 Guarin
Sestu 99 Cassano
Emeghara 8 Palacio


Farelli 27 Belec
Uvini 77 Di Gennaro
Valiani 6 Silvestre
Paolucci 10 Kovacic
Verre 11 Alvarez
Agra 18 Rocchi
Bolzoni 21 Gargano
Mannini 24 Benassi
Bogdani 31 Pereira
Teixeira 42 Jonathan