Final score

12 May 2013 12:30

0 - 0
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Padovan / Fourth official: Dobosz / Assistants: Doveri, Peruzzo
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45' The first half ends with no injury time added: Genoa 0-0 Inter
44' Handanovic goes into flight to make a magnificent save, denying Bertolacci's curling shot
43' Matuzalem booked for a foul from behind on Kovacic
39' Guarin's cross is deflected out for a corner
36' Guarin is booked for a foul on Granqvist
33' Granqvist heads away Schelotto's cross in the box
31' A low cross from Borriello into the box. Cambiasso slides in to clear it
29' Alvarez crosses low into the box. Manfredini clears
28' Kuzmanovic takes a free kick from distance that is blocked by the wall
21' Handanovic comes off his line to foil Matuzalem's cross, intended for Floro Flores
17' Floro Flores pushes forward and his right-footer goes just wide of the post
13' Frey easily handles Guarin's curling shot from distance
11' Borriello connects with Bertolacci's cross for a header. Handanovic pulls off an amazing save to palm the ball away
9' Manfredini's left-footer from distance goes high over the bar
8' Guarin sends a cross into the box but it ends up going out past Frey's left
6' Floro Flores with a right-footed strike from distance that Handanovic punches away
1' Welcome to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Everything is ready for the kick-off of Genoa v Inter
1' The home side take the opening kick-off in Genoa v Inter
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48' The Nerazzurri now have 54 points in the standings, and Genoa are safe from relegation
48' After three minutes of added time the match ends: Genoa 0-0 Inter
45' The referee signals for three minutes of injury time
45' A final substitution for Genoa: Moretti comes on for Vargas
42' Genoa make a substitution, with Immobile coming on for Borriello
38' Another substitution for Inter: Guarin comes off for Benassi
32' Substitution for Inter: Ranocchia comes off for Spendlhofer
30' Genoa make a substitution, sending on Kucka for Floro Flores
29' Guarin's right-footer from distance sails high over the crossbar
25' Rocchi's shot from the edge of the box skips off the top of the crossbar
21' A shot from Floro Flores is deflected out by Ranocchia for a corner
15' Substitution for Inter: Alvarez comes off for Cassano
14' Handanovic comes off his line to snatch Rigoni's cross out of the air
13' Frey punches away Guarin's long-distance right-footer
8' Granqvist crosses for Borriello. His scissor-kick attempt goes just wide of Handanovic's post
6' Vargas connects with a cross for a header at the far post. Saved by Handanovic
1' The 2nd half begins in Genoa v Inter, with the score still at 0-0
Average rating 5.6
4 shots on target 2
9 shots off target 7
9 fouls committed 8
7 corners 2
6 offsides 0
40% ball possession 60%
Genoa without a win over Inter since 1994

Genoa haven't beaten the Nerazzurri home or away since 6 November 1994, when they edged a 2-1 success in Serie A in front of their own fans. Van't Schip's 14th-minute opener was cancelled out by Delvecchio for Inter (44) before Ruotolo netted the winner on 65 minutes. In the 15 encounters played since then, Inter have won 11 and drawn four.

Genoa's 365 goalless minutes against Inter in Marassi

Genoa have failed to breach Inter's defence while playing on home territory since 19 March 2008, when a league meeting finished 1-1. Borriello struck for the Rossoblu in the 85th minute. 365 minutes have passed since then without a Genoa player getting on the score sheet at the Stadio Ferraris: the five remaining minutes of that 1-1 draw plus four consecutive defeats in 2008/09 (0-2), 2009/10 (0-5), 2010/11 (0-1) and 2011/12 (0-1).

Genoa looking to extend five-match unbeaten run – their best in 2012/13

Davide Ballardini's men haven't lost a league match since 7 April, when they went down 2-0 to Napoli. In the five championship matches played since then, they have registered two wins and three draws, equalling their five-game streak without defeat between Weeks 22 and 26, when they also managed two wins and three draws.

Antonelli and Ferronetti aiming for treble figures in Serie A

If they play today, Luca Antonelli and Damiano Ferronetti will make their 100th appearances in Serie A. Antonelli has collected his 99 wearing the colours of AC Milan, Parma and Genoa and made his debut on 23 December 2006 in Udinese 0-3 AC Milan. Ferronetti's 99 top-flight matches are spread between Roma, Parma, Udinese and Genoa. His Serie A debut came in a Giallorossi shirt on 24 November 2002: Parma 3-0 Roma.

Cassani to hit 200 in Serie A

Mattia Cassani will reach the 200-game milestone in Serie A if he features against Inter today. His 199 appearances to date have come wearing the shirts of Palermo, Fiorentina and Genoa. Cassani made his top-flight debut on 10 September 2006 in Palermo 4-3 Reggina.

200th career appearance for Ranocchia

If Andrea Ranocchia is fit enough to play today, he will be making his 200th appearance as a professional player. His first 199 matches, for Arezzo, Genoa, Bari and Inter, are divided as follows: 94 in Serie A, 41 in Serie B, 32 in Serie C-1, 15 in the Coppa Italia, 16 in European competitions and one in other tournaments. He made his competitive debut in a Coppa Italia tie on 19 August 2006: Perugia 0-0 Arezzo after extra time (3-4 on penalties).

Genoa brings back fond memories for Stramaccioni

Genoa were the opponents for Andrea Stramaccioni in his first ever competitive match as a professional coach, a Serie A fixture on 1 April 2012. And a rollercoaster ride it was too, with Inter eventually emerging as 5-4 winners.

Ballardini v Stramaccioni, round 1

Davide Ballardini and Andrea Stramaccioni square up in opposite dugouts for the first time today.

Ballardini and Inter

Davide Ballardini has only beaten Inter once in his coaching career but it was an important one, as he tasted success in the 2009 Italian Super Cup (Lazio 2-1 Inter in Beijing). The current Genoa coach has faced the Nerazzurri on seven other occasions, drawing one and losing six. His sides have conceded at least once in all eight games, shipping 18 goals in total.

wins(19) draws(23) defeats(28)
GENOA - Genoa v Inter ended 0-0 at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, and Ballardini’s side were able to celebrate their successful fight to avoid relegation.

The first half ended scoreless, despite the attacking manner in which both teams approached the match. The Rossoblù threatened with two great scoring chances, but Handanovic was up to the task against both Borriello and Bertolacci. In the second half the score line remained the same, and Inter now sit with 54 points in the standings.

Genoa 0-0 Inter

Genoa: 1 Frey; 5 Granqvist, 90 Portanova, 21 Manfredini, 13 Antonelli; 14 Rigoni, 27 Matuzalem, 8 Vargas (Moretti 90); 83 Floro Flores (Kucka 75); 91 Bertolacci, 22 Borriello (Immobile 87).
Unused subs: 32 Donnarumma, 63 Stillo, 11 Jankovic, 26 Cassani, 28 Tozser, 29 Nadarevic, 87 Pisano.
Coach: Davide Ballardini.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia (Spendlhofer 77), 19 Cambiasso, 28 Pasa; 7 Schelotto, 17 Kuzmanovic, 10 Kovacic, 55 Nagatomo; 14 Guarin (Benassi 83), 11 Alvarez (Cassano 60); 18 Rocchi.
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 45 Forte, 61 Garritano, 62 Ferrara, 90 Olsen.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Terni).

Booked: Guarin 36, Matuzalem 43.
Added time: 0 + 3 minutes. 

starting lineups

Frey 1 1 Handanovic
Granqvist 5 23 Ranocchia
Portanova 90 19 Cambiasso
Manfredini 21 28 Pasa
Antonelli 13 7 Schelotto
Rigoni 14 17 Kuzmanovic
Matuzalem 27 10 Kovacic
Vargas 8 55 Nagatomo
Floro Flores 83 14 Guarin
Bertolacci 91 11 Alvarez
Borriello 22 18 Rocchi


Donnarumma 32 27 Belec
Stillo 63 30 Carrizo
Jankovic 11 24 Benassi
Immobile 17 61 Garritano
Moretti 24 62 Ferrara
Cassani 26 63 Spendlhofer
Tozser 28 90 Olsen
Nadarevic 29 99 Cassano
Kucka 33
Pisano 87