Final score

7 April 2013 20:45

16' (2nd half) Alvarez
12' (2nd half) Alvarez
43' Rocchi
3 - 4
32' (2nd half) Denis
26' (2nd half) Denis
20' (2nd half) Denis (P)
11' (2nd half) Bonaventura
Referee: Andrea Gervasoni / Linesmen: Maggioni, De Luca / Fourth official: Barbirati / Assistants: Massa, Candussio
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Minute Text commentary
46' After 1 minute of injury time the first half ends. Inter lead 1-0 thanks to a goal from Rocchi
45' The referee adds one minute of injury time
43' It is Rocchi's 100th goal in the Serie A
43' GOAL INTER: Pereira takes a corner kick that Rocchi knocks in at Polito's near post to put the Nerazzurri ahead 1-0
42' Kovacic to Rocchi. His left-footer goes just wide
40' Biondini heads away Zanetti's cross for Cambiasso
39' A left-footer from Alvarez is saved by Polito
38' Guarin crosses for Rocchi. Polito makes the save after some initial difficulty
37' Alvarez with a long-distance shot that finishes wide of Polito's goal
34' Pereira crosses from the left. Alvarez takes a shot that goes off target
32' Unable to continue, Cassano is subbed out for Alvarez
30' After feeling a muscle problem, Cassano gets his right leg bandaged by the medical staff
29' Biondini shoots from outside the box and sees his effort go over the bar
27' Carmona's shot is blocked by Handanovic with a diving save
26' Cambiasso takes a corner. Ranocchia connects for a header but the ball goes over the crossbar
25' From the right, Guarin sends a cross to Rocchi but the ball is cleared for a corner by Atalanta's defence
23' Cassano crosses from the right but the Atalanta defence clears the ball
22' Guarin takes a free kick from distance. Polito dives to make the save
13' Biondini's cross from the right is met by Denis but sent well off target
13' A low cross from Cambiasso for Rocchi in the box. The ball is deflected out for a corner
11' Polito watches a shot/cross from Cassano go wide
10' Biondini flagged for offside
7' Cigarini has a go with a right-footer that goes wide of goal
5' Kovacic shown a yellow card for a foul on Cigarini
4' Guarin's shot is deflected out by Raimondi
1' Welcome to the San Siro. Everything is ready for Inter v Atalanta
1' Inter take the opening kick-off to begin the match
1' A minute of silence for ex Atalanta president Ivan Ruggeri
1' A 3-man defence for Stramaccioni's side. Guarin in midfield behind the attacking pair of Cassano and Rocchi
Minute Text commentary
50' After 4 minutes of injury time the match ends. Inter 3-4 Atalanta
49' An incredible miss by Ranocchia. A cross from Guarin is deflected to the defender. His attempt pops up and spins away from close range
46' Raimondi is shown a red card
45' Three minutes of injury time added
44' Ranocchia goes down in the box but the ref lets play continue
43' Biondini shown a yellow card for a foul on Alvarez
41' Ranocchia is held back by an Atalanta defender but the ref fails to whistle
40' Scaloni is booked for a foul on Alvarez
38' Substitution for Atalanta: Cazzola comes on for Denis
37' Inter make a substitution, sending on Schelotto for Cambiasso
36' A free kick for Inter. Guarin's attempt goes high over the bar
33' Guarin's right-footer from distance sails over Polito's crossbar
32' Atalanta take the lead. Denis makes it a hat trick when he tucks away Bonaventura's cross from close range. Inter 3-4 Atalanta
29' Substitution for Atalanta: Brivio comes on for Del Grosso
26' Atalanta even things up when Denis dribbles past Ranocchia and beats Handanovic with a right-footed shot. Inter 3-3 Atalanta
25' Ranocchia clears a cross from Bonaventura intended for Denis
20' Samuel is shown a yellow card
20' Denis steps up to beat Handanovic from the spot and cut the Nerazzurri's lead. Inter 3-2 Atalanta
19' A penalty is awarded to Atalanta for a foul by Ranocchia on Denis
16' GOAL INTER: Alvarez again. This time he gets past Stendardo and Biondini before beating Polito with a left-footer. Inter 3-1 Atalanta
15' Polito saves a shot from Guarin taken from inside the box
12' GOAL INTER: the Nerazzurri are back in front as Alvarez takes advantage of a mistake from Canini to head past Polito. Inter 2-1 Atalanta
11' Atalanta draw level as Bonaventura controls Livaja's cross before beating Handanovic with a right-footer. 1-1
10' Substitution for Atalanta as Carmona comes off for Livaja
8' Rocchi is held back in the box by Scaloni. The ref allows play to continue
7' Rocchi's low cross for Alvarez is handled by an Atalanta defender but the ref lets play continue
7' Cigarini takes a free kick. Denis' volley is easily saved by Handanovic
6' Zanetti crosses from the right. Cambiasso heads the ball into the centre of the box before it is cleared by the Atalanta defence
1' Biondini's cross is deflected directly into the arms of Handanovic
1' The 2nd half kicks off with the Nerazzurri leading 1-0 against Atalanta
Average rating 5.12
12 shots on target 9
6 shots off target 5
12 fouls committed 13
10 corners 3
0 offsides 2
51% ball possession 49%
Stramaccioni's Inter unbeaten in April

Andrea Stramaccioni is unbeaten in the month of April during his time at the helm of Inter, the only professional club where he has coached the first team. He has recorded five wins and two draws in seven April outings, earning him an average of 2.42 points per game. His only better months percentage-wise are October (four wins in four) and August (one win in his only game).

One blank drawn in 19 home games for Inter

Stramaccioni's men have failed to hit the back of the net just once in their last 19 matches played on home turf. That was on 10 March, when they were beaten 0-1 by Bologna. In the other 18 games in this period the Nerazzurri have struck 36 times.

Inter and Atalanta at opposite ends of the card scale in 2012/13

Inter have collected fewer bookings than any other Serie A outfit in the current league campaign: just 64. Atalanta, on the other hand, sit joint top of the yellow card table level with Cagliari on 87.

Atalanta seeking 500th victory in unified Serie A

Atalanta are just one win away from making it 500 victories in the Italian top flight since it became a unified national championship in 1929. The first of their 499 dates back to 4 November 1937: a 1-0 home success over Lucchese, with Schiavi grabbing the game's only goal in the 49th minute. The original fixture on 24 October 1937 had been suspended in the 66th minute due to a violent downpour, with the scores at 1-1.

Canini set for 200th Serie A appearance

Should he feature tonight, Michele Canini will be making his 200th career appearance in Serie A. The defender has clocked up his 199 top-flight games wearing the colours of Cagliari, Genoa and Atalanta. He made his Serie A debut on 28 August 2005, in Siena 2-1 Cagliari.

wins(42) draws(10) defeats(9)

MILAN - Atalanta came away victorious from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza after an incredible match, or rather an incredible second half. Inter v Atalanta ended 3-4, with the team from Bergamo receiving a non-existent penalty.

It was a balanced first half but Inter were once again struck by bad luck: just past the half hour mark Cassano was forced to leave the pitch for a muscle problem and Alvarez came on in his place. Rocchi was now leading the attack and on 43 minutes he put Inter ahead from Pereira’s corner when he connected with the outside of his right to beat Polito. It was his first goal for Inter and his 100th in the Serie A.

On 56 minutes Atalanta found the equaliser when Bonaventura controlled Livaja’s cross and lifted the ball into the net. Not even a minute had passed, however, before Inter were back in front, as Alvarez capitalised on an error from Canini and headed the ball home. On 61 minutes the Argentine made it a brace with a left-footer. In the 65th minute the referee awarded an inexplicable penalty to Atalanta, which Denis duly converted. Six minutes later Denis added his second when he dribbled past Ranocchia and banged in his shot off the inside of the post. The big Argentine centre forward made it a hat trick on 77 minutes when he anticipated Samuel to tuck away Bonaventura’s cross. Raimondi was sent off in injury time. Then in minute 94 Ranocchia missed a glorious chance from close range after Guarin’s deflected cross fell right to him. Tensions ran high after the final whistle. Inter remain with 50 points in the standings.

Inter 3-4 Atalanta (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Rocchi 43, Bonaventura 56, Alvarez 57, 61, Denis 65 (pen.), 71, 77.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 10 Kovacic, 19 Cambiasso (Schelotto 41), 31 Pereira; 14 Guarin; 99 Cassano (Alvarez 32), 18 Rocchi.
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 6 Silvestre, 17 Kuzmanovic, 24 Benassi, 28 Pasa, 45 Forte, 47 Colombi, 55 Nagatomo.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Atalanta: 16 Polito; 2 Stendardo, 5 Scaloni, 10 Bonaventura, 13 Canini, 17 Carmona (Livaja 54), 19 Denis (Cazzola 83), 21 Cigarini, 77 Raimondi, 83 Del Grosso (Brivio 74), 88 Biondini.
Unused subs: 78 Frezzolini, 8 Radovanovic, 9 Troisi, 18 Giorgi, 22 Contini, 23 Brienza, 28 Brivio, 32 Ferri, 91 De Luca, 99 Parra.
Coach: Stefano Colantuono.

Referee: Andrea Gervasoni (Mantova).

Booked: Kovacic 5, Scaloni 85, Biondini 88.
Sent off: Raimondi 90+1.
Recovery: 1 + 4 minutes.
Attendance: 38,935.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 16 Polito
Ranocchia 23 2 Stendardo
Samuel 25 5 Scaloni
Jesus 40 10 Bonaventura
Zanetti 4 13 Canini
Kovacic 10 17 Carmona
Cambiasso 19 19 Denis
Pereira 31 21 Cigarini
Guarin 14 77 Raimondi
Cassano 99 83 Del Grosso
Rocchi 18 88 Biondini


Belec 27 78 Frezzolini
Carrizo 30 7 Livaja
Silvestre 6 8 Radovanovic
Schelotto 7 9 Troisi
Alvarez 11 18 Giorgi
Kuzmanovic 17 22 Contini
Benassi 24 23 Brienza
Pasa 28 28 Brivio
Colombi 47 32 Ferri
Nagatomo 55 44 Cazzola
91 De Luca
99 Parra