Final score

28 April 2013 15:00

10' Ilicic
1 - 0
Referee: Daniele Orsato / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Cariolato / Fourth official: Maggiani / Assistants: Banti, Ciampi
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48' After 3 minutes of added time, the first half ends: Palermo 1-0 Inter
47' Miccoli takes a free kick and Handanovic goes low to block it
46' Silvestre is booked for a foul on Ilicic
45' The referee signals for 3 minutes of injury time
44' Jonathan crosses from the right and Rocchi's glanced header goes just wide of Sorrentino's post
42' Kuzmanovic crosses for Rocchi but the ball is overhit. Von Bergen clears the danger
40' Schelotto has a go from distance but the ball goes high over the crossbar
37' Inside the Palermo box, Rocchi shoots on the turn. However, his effort is weak and easily handled by Sorrentino
34' From the left, Ilicic finds Miccoli whose right-footer is handled by Handanovic
31' From inside the box, Alvarez follows a chest trap with a left footer that goes just wide of the post
26' Miccoli takes a free kick just outside the box. His effort hits the wall and is then easily gathered by Handanovic
23' Miccoli takes a free kick from the right. Ranocchia heads the ball to safety
17' Substitution for Inter as Zanetti comes off for Schelotto
15' Juan Jesus crosses from the left for Rocchi but Sorrentino comes out to snatch the high ball
13' Miccoli takes a free kick that is punched away bu Handanovic
10' Yellow card shown to Miccoli for protesting
10' Palermo take the lead. Miccoli assists for Ilicic's left-footer that beats Handanovic. Palermo 1-0 Inter
8' Alvarez takes a corner. Ranocchia connects for a header but the ball goes wide
7' Garcia surges down the left and dishes the ball to Miccoli in the box. His first-time effort is saved by Handanovic
4' A low cross from Zanetti from the right into the heart of the box. Sorrentino comes out to grab it
1' Palermo v Inter, the Week 34 match, is now underway as the Nerazzurri take the opening kickoff
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50' Palermo come away as winners today at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. The Nerazzurri remain with 53 points in the standings
50' After 5 minutes of added time the game ends: Palermo 1-0 Inter
49' Kovacic shoots from distance but sees his effort sail high over the bar
45' The referee signals for 5 minutes of injury time
43' A diagonal shot from Hernandez finishes just a hair wide of Handanovic's far post
43' Yellow card shown to Hernandez
42' Inter make another substitution, sending on Forte for Kuzmanovic
42' Palermo go to the bench, sending on Munoz for Miccoli
41' Schelotto is shown a yellow card
40' A cross from Alvarez to Rocchi in the box. Sorrentino gets to the ball first
39' Donati's left-footer from outside the box is saved by Handanovic
37' Kuzmanovic takes a corner kick that finds the head of Ranocchia. The ball goes over the bar
35' Substitution for Palermo: Nelson comes on for Garcia
28' Inter nearly score when Alvarez dribbles forward and shoots over Sorrentino's crossbar
27' Left-footer from distance from Alvarez. The ball goes just over
27' Palermo make a substitution, sending on Hernandez for Ilicic
25' Substitution for the Nerazzurri: Garritano comes on for Silvestre
23' A powerful left-footer from Miccoli from the edge of the box. Handanovic pulls off an excellent save to keep it out of the net
22' Kovacic sends in a cross from the right. Sorrentino comes off his line to grab it
21' Palermo coach Sannino and sporting director Perinetti are both sent off for protesting
18' Ilicic's shot is partially blocked by Silvestre and then gathered by Handanovic
17' Pereira takes a corner kick. Silvestre connects for a header but the ball goes wide
13' Barreto sees a yellow card for his foul on Kovacic
12' Morganella booked for a foul on Pereira
11' Donati with a right-footer from distance that goes wide of goal
10' Alvarez crosses from the right for Schelotto but the ball ends up in the arms of Sorrentino
7' Nerazzurri goalkeeper coach Alessandro Nista has been sent off
6' Juan Jesus is booked for a foul from behind on Ilicic
3' Alvarez feeds Jonathan who rips a right-footer. Sorrentino blocks the ball and gives away a corner
1' The second half of Palermo v Inter is now underway
Average rating 5
7 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 13
9 fouls committed 6
3 corners 7
3 offsides 0
45 ball possession 55
Inter, without a penalty for 22 matches

So far this season the Nerazzurri have received 3 penalties, but the last one was awarded 22 games ago, on 3 November 2012: scored by Diego Milito in Juventus 1-3 Inter.

Chivu: 200 games in the Serie A

Should Cristian Chivu take to the pitch this afternoon, he would celebrate his 200th match in the Serie A. His current 199 appearances have been racked up wearing the shirts of Roma and Inter. His debut in Italy came on 14 September 2003 in Roma 5-0 Brescia.

Inter without a scoreless draw for 37 matches

Inter, together with Roma, are one of the two teams that have yet to register a 0-0 draw in the 2012/13 Serie A season. The last scoreless draw for the Nerazzurri came on 22 April 2012 away to Fiorentina, 37 matches ago.

Palermo unbeaten in last 4 games

Palermo are coming off of a 4-match unbeaten run, with 2 wins and 2 draws. Their last defeat came on 17 March away to AC Milan. Should the Rosanero avoid a defeat against Inter then they would equal their best run in the Serie A this season: 5 games without a loss from Week 6 to Week 10, when the Sicilian team registered 1 victory and 4 draws.

Inter, one of Miccoli's preferred targets

Fabrizio Miccoli is looking to add yet another milestone to his career with Palermo. After having become their top Serie A scorer of all time (72 goals scored so far), he is now about to register 161 Serie A appearances with the club. This would put him equal at number 1 on the list with Mattia Cassani. Furthermore, in Inter, Miccoli will be facing his 2nd favourite team, as he currently boasts 8 goals scored against the Nerazzurri (even with Roma). The only team that has let in more of his goals is Chievo, with 11 against.

wins(10) draws(13) defeats(6)
PALERMO – It was a victory for the Rosanero at the Stadio Renzo Barbera, thanks to a first-half goal from Josip Ilicic. The Nerazzurri are still stuck on 53 points in the standings.

On 10 minutes Palermo took the lead after an incredible sequence of events: a ball into the box, an error from Silvestre that freed up Miccoli, his assist to Ilicic and a shot into the goal. The Nerazzurri’s defence looked naive as they stood like statues, awaiting the referee’s whistle for a foul by Silvestre on Miccoli. Inter then tried to react. On 17 minutes Zanetti was forced to leave the pitch due to an injury. Then at the half-hour mark Alvarez came inches away from an equaliser. There were some fantastic saves, as always, from Handanovic, who came up big on several occasions when facing the dangerous Miccoli. Rocchi threatened to score at the end of the half but the teams went into the dressing rooms with the hosts leading 1-0.

There were no further goals in the second half, despite the many chances that fell to both sides. In the 68th minute Handanovic pulled off a fantastic save to deny Miccoli. Fifteen minutes later Barreto and Aronica foiled Alvarez who was bearing down on the goal. And thus the Nerazzurri were unable to find the equalizer, as Palermo secured the three points.

Palermo 1-0 Inter (HT: 1-0)
Scorer: Ilicic 10.

Palermo: 54 Sorrentino; 25 Von Bergen, 23 Donati, 3 Aronica; 89 Morganella, 5 Barreto, 20 Rios, 28 Kurtic, 29 Garcia (Nelson 80); 27 Ilicic (Hernandez 72), 20 Miccoli (Munoz 87).
Unused subs: 99 Benussi, 30 Brichetto, 7 Viola, 9 Dybala, 14 Anselmo, 16 Fabbrini, 17 Boselli, 18 Faurlin, 19 Sperduti.
Coach: Sannino.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 6 Silvestre (Garritano 70), 40 Juan Jesus; 42 Jonathan, 4 Zanetti (Schelotto 17), 10 Kovacic, 17 Kuzmanovic (Forte 86), 31 Pereira; 11 Alvarez, 18 Rocchi.
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 24 Benassi, 26 Chivu, 28 Pasa, 62 Ferrara.
Coach: Stramaccioni.

Referee: Orsato (Schio).

Booked: Miccoli 11, Silvestre 46, Juan Jesus 51, Morganella 57, Barreto 59, Schelotto 86, Hernandez 89.
Added time: 3 + 5 minutes.

starting lineups

Sorrentino 54 1 Handanovic
Von Bergen 25 23 Ranocchia
Donati 23 6 Silvestre
Aronica 3 40 Jesus
Morganella 89 42 Jonathan
Barreto 5 4 Zanetti
Rios 20 10 Kovacic
Kurtic 28 17 Kuzmanovic
Garcia 29 31 Pereira
Ilicic 27 11 Alvarez
Miccoli 20 18 Rocchi


Benussi 99 27 Belec
Brichetto 30 30 Carrizo
Munoz 6 7 Schelotto
Viola 7 24 Benassi
Dybala 9 26 Chivu
Hernandez 11 28 Pasa
Anselmo 14 61 Garritano
Fabbrini 16 62 Ferrara
Boselli 17
Faurlin 18
Sperduti 19
Nelson 22