Final score

14 April 2013 15:00

31' (2nd half) Pinilla
18' (2nd half) Pinilla (P)
2 - 0
Referee: Domenico Celi / Linesmen: Grilli, La Rocca / Fourth official: Vuoto / Assistants: Mazzoleni, Peruzzo
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46' Half time at the Stadio Nereo Rocco, Cagliari 0-0 Inter
46' Pereira is booked for a foul on Ibarbo
45' There will be one minute of added time
43' Alvarez hammers it from distance and the ball goes just over the top
40' Guarin looks favourite to meet Zanetti's cross at the back post, Perico covers well to head clear
36' Murru squares it for Ibarbo but Pereira makes a miraculous clearance on the six yard line
32' Daniele Conti picks up a yellow card for holding back Cambiasso
30' Rossettini only half-clears with his head, Juan Jesus latches on to the loose ball, but can only send it wide of Agazzi's right-hand post
29' Alvarez delivers the ball from the right, Rossettini stoops to head it out acrobatically for a corner
27' Conti rolls it square to Astori, whose shot from distance finishes well wide of the post
22' Alvarez goes on a dangerous run, Perico gets a good foot in before the Argentine can get a shot away
20' The referee waves play on as Dessena tangles with Rocchi on the edge of the box
18' Perico centres from the right, out comes Handanovic to claim
17' Agazzi once again denies Guarin, after the Colombian was well found by Alvarez
16' Guarin tries his luck from range, Agazzi saves at the second attempt
14' Cambiasso plays a couple of one-twos with Rocchi, and the Argentine's dinked finish cannons back off the upright. Unlucky!
10' Handanovic does well to deny Dessena from Cabrera's pass
9' Juan Jesus is cautioned for a foul on Ibarbo
8' Zanetti whips it in low from the right, Astori clears
7' Cagliari are forced into an early change: Cabrera is on for the injured Cossu
2' Perico crosses for Conti but Cambiasso gets a good block in
1' Cagliari v Inter is underway at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste. The Sardinian side kick off
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48' After three minutes of added time, it finishes Cagliari 2-0 Inter
45' There will be three minutes of added time
40' Cagliari change: Casarini comes on to replace Ekdal
39' Ibarbo, through on Handanovic, catches the crossbar
35' Agazzi deals comfortably with Guarin's long-range effort
34' Pinilla is booked for a foul on Kuzmanovic
31' Cagliari double their lead: Pinilla gets away from a static Kuzmanovic and pokes the ball into the roof of the net. Cagliari 2-0 Inter
30' Samuel comes on for the injured Nagatomo
27' Murru goes into the referee's notebook for a foul on Kuzmanovic
24' Cabrera heads Alvarez's cross from the right out for a corner
23' Handanovic easily deals with Pinilla's header after the Cagliari man was found by Cabrera
22' Nagatomo is on in place of Cambiasso for Inter
22' Pinilla shoots from distance, Handanovic watches it wide
18' Cagliari lead. Pinilla dusts himself down and sends Handanovic the wrong way. Cagliari 1-0 Inter
17' Silvestre is cautioned for the foul
17' Penalty to Cagliari, Pinilla goes down under a challenge from Silvestre
16' Conti makes a mistake, Alvarez hits it with his left but the ball goes inches wide of Agazzi's right-hand post
12' Cagliari sub: off goes Dessena, on comes Pinilla
11' Guarin tries his luck from the corner of the area, Agazzi pushes it behind
10' Alvarez delivers and Agazzi gathers the ball
8' First substitution for the Nerazzurri: Gargano is replaced by Kuzmanovic
6' Rocchi beats three players and hits it with his left, Agazzi gets it away to safety
2' Conti hits a free-kick, Astori gets up well but no one can latch on to it
1' The second half is underway between Cagliari and Inter
1' The Nerazzurri are unchanged for the second period
Average rating 4.4
4 shots on target 4
3 shots off target 8
12 fouls committed 16
2 corners 10
2 offsides 2
58% ball possession 42%
Cagliari looking for four straight home league wins for first time since 2009

Cagliari come into this match on the back of three consecutive home wins against Torino (4-3), Sampdoria (3-1) and Fiorentina (2-1). The last time they failed to win in front of their own fans was on 10 February, 1-1 against AC Milan. Three points today would see the men from Sardinia record four back-to-back victories in Serie A for the first time since November 2009 when they beat Genoa (3-2), Atalanta (3-0), Sampdoria (2-0) and Juventus (2-0).

Inter have scored in their last 29 matches against the Rossoblu

Inter have scored at least once in their last 29 meetings with Cagliari, hitting 58 goals in the process. The Nerazzurri last failed to scored against today's opposition on 28 April 1996 when they secured a goalless draw in Sardinia.

Inter, no stalemates in Serie A 2012/13

Inter – along with Roma – are one of only two sides in Serie A not to have drawn a match 0-0 this season. Fiorentina were the last team to hold the Nerazzurri to a goalless draw, on 22 April 2012, 35 matches ago.

Ranocchia's goals against Cagliari and Agazzi

Cagliari and keeper Agazzi are Andrea Ranocchia's preferred victims: the Italy defender has scored two of his 11 career goals against the men from Sardinia (he also has two against Bologna and Chievo Verona) and their goalkeeper (same number as Agliardi).

Draw in this season's earlier meeting

This is the second time Ivo Pulga comes up against Andrea Stramaccioni, after the 2-2 draw at the San Siro on 18 November 2012.

Always ends 2-2

Andrea Stramaccioni will meet Cagliari for the third time today. The Nerazzurri coach has recorded two 2-2 draws against the men from Sardinia, on 7 April 2012 in Trieste and on 18 November 2012 in Milan.

wins(17) draws(18) defeats(7)

starting lineups

Agazzi 1 1 Handanovic
Conti 5 4 Zanetti
Cossu 7 6 Silvestre
Astori 13 40 Jesus
Rossettini 15 31 Pereira
Thiago Ribeiro 19 21 Gargano
Ekdal 20 10 Kovacic
Dessena 21 19 Cambiasso
Ibarbo 23 11 Alvarez
Perico 24 14 Guarin
Murru 29 18 Rocchi


Anedda 26 27 Belec
Ariaudo 3 30 Carrizo
Nene' 18 17 Kuzmanovic
Cabrera 22 23 Ranocchia
Sau 27 24 Benassi
Casarini 32 25 Samuel
Pinilla 51 42 Jonathan
55 Nagatomo
60 Belloni