Final score

18 December 2012 21:00

9' (2nd half) Guarin
4' (2nd half) Cassano
2 - 0
Hellas Verona
referee Gianluca Rocchi / linesmen La Rocca, Iannello / 4th man Ostinelli
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Minutes Text commentary
49' The first half finishes goalless, Inter 0-0 Verona
45' Cassano plays it in from the left but Rafael is there to claim
45' There will be four minutes of added time
42' Alvarez plays a lovely give-and-go with Palacio but Ricky's shot is kept out by Rafael's left leg
34' Alvarez strikes it from way out but the ball goes wide
31' Inter go close to the opener, as Cassano's free-kick goes just wide
30' Cassano is caught late on the edge of the box, play goes on and Palacio puts it in the back of the net, but the referee had already blown
29' Bacinovic is booked for a foul on Palacio
23' Cacia swivels well in the box but his shot goes just wide
20' Grossi dinks it across but the ball goes out for a goal kick
18' Alvarez wins the ball in midfield and plays it through towards Cassano but his pass is too heavy
16' We're back in action
16' Flares bring the match to a halt temporarily
13' Mariga's shot from distance goes well wide
10' Nagatomo latches onto Cassano's through ball but the flag is up
7' Grossi whips in a free-kick but Juan Jesus heads it out for a corner
4' Cacia is flagged offside
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza: we're all set for Inter v Hellas Verona
1' We're underway with the visitors kicking off
Minutes Text commentary
50' It finishes at the San Siro, Inter 2-0 Verona
46' Carrozza's header draws a majestic save from Rodrigo Palacio who puts it out for a corner
45' Mr. Rocchi awards five minutes of added time
45' Guarin slices his shot well wide of the upright
45' Duncan tests Rafael
43' Bacinovic heads it down and Palacio makes a comfortable save which brings a huge cheer from the locals
41' Maietta's left foot shot goes wide
39' Maietta picks up a yellow card for a foul on Alvarez
38' Bojinov's volley goes wide
35' Verona send on Cocco for Albertazzi
34' Castellazzi is not fit to continue and gets stretchered off
32' Cacia volleys it straight at Castellazzi who stands tall to tip it over
30' Change for Inter: Cassano makes way for Pereira
27' Guarin goes into the referee's notebook for a tactical foul in midfield
26' What a chance for Verona! Bojinov finds himself one on one with Castellazzi but he balloons his effort over the top
23' Cacia is cautioned for dissent
23' Cassano weaves his way through the visiting defence but Zanetti, arriving at pace, can't keep his volley down
18' Guarin tries his luck from distance but his effort takes a deflection on its way out for a corner
13' Hallfredsson's shot from range is meat and drink for Castellazzi
12' Palacio charges down Rafael's attempted clearance, but the Verona stopper is relieved to see the ball trickle wide
11' Inter once again threaten, Palacio tries to dink it over with Rafael with a cheeky lob but the Verona keeper recovers well to tip it wide
10' Change for Inter: Zanetti is on in place of Juan Jesus
9' GOAL FOR INTER! Cassano rolls it square to Guarin whose shot catches the top of the wall and finishes in the far corner
8' Change for Verona: Bojinov comes on for Grossi
8' Hallfredsson is booked for a foul on Nagatomo
7' Alvarez's fierce shot is destined for the far corner but Rafael makes a smart stop
6' Abbate's shot from outside the box is weak and Castellazzi gathers easily
4' GOAL FOR INTER! Guarin wins the ball back high up the pitch and feeds Cassano who coolly slots it past the onrushing Rafael
3' Silvestre is booked for a foul on Cacia
2' Grossi hits it well but Castellazzi beats it away
2' Inter break at pace, Cassano feeds Alvarez and the Argentine's near post shot is put out for a corner by Rafael
1' Substitution for Inter: Guarin replaces Mariga
1' The second half is underway at the San Siro
Average rating 6.04
9 shots on target 7
7 shots off target 7
9 fouls committed 13
6 corners 7
6 offsides 4
57% ball possession 43%
Andrea Stramaccioni vs Andrea Mandorlini: Round 1

Tonight's game will be see Andrea Stramaccioni and Andrea Mandorlini meet in opposite dugouts for the first time.

Stramaccioni's first against Verona

Andrea Stramaccioni has never faced Hellas Verona in a competitive fixture during his coaching career.

Former Inter player Mandorlini beaten in only previous as coach against Inter

Andrea Mandorlini's only meeting with Inter as a coach came on 22 September 2004, when his Atalanta side lost 2-3 in Bergamo. During his playing career, Mandorlini pulled on an Inter shirt 274 times in competitive fixtures between 1984/85 and 1990/91, scoring 13 goals. The honours won during his time at the club include a Serie A title (1988/89), a UEFA Cup (1990/91) and an Italian Super Cup (1989).

Inter's 10-year unbeaten run in Coppa Italia at San Siro

Inter have not lost a home game in the domestic cup competition since 12 December 2002, when Bari edged a last-16 return leg 1-2. The Nerazzurri have entertained teams at the Meazza in this competition on 27 occasions since then, with 21 wins and 6 draws.

8 home games for Inter without defeat; two years since last 9-match positive streak

The last time Inter lost a competitive home match was on 23 September: 0-2 against Siena. Stramaccioni's men have since gone on an 8-game unbeaten run, with 6 wins and 2 draws (both 2-2). If they were to avoid defeat again tonight, it would become their longest period without losing in San Siro since November 2010 - February 2011, when they put together a 9-match winning streak.

No goals for Verona against Inter in 317 minutes home and away, 327 in Milan

Verona last put a goal past Inter on 5 November 2000 when a Serie A meeting at the Stadio Bentegodi finished 2-2. Italiano netted the hosts' second in the 43rd minute. The Veneto outfit have failed to score against the Nerazzuri in 317 minutes since then: the remaining 47 of that game and the following three Serie A encounters, all won by Inter (2-0 at home in 2000/01 and two 3-0 victories in 2001/02). Verona haven't scored against the Nerazzurri at the Meazza since 23 March 1997, a 2-1 victory for Inter in Serie A. Maniero hit the net for the visitors on that day in the 33rd minute. Since then Verona have drawn a 327-minute blank away from home against Inter - 57 minutes in that match plus the next three league clashes in Milan (3-0 in 1999/00, 2-0 in 2000/01 and 3-0 in 2001/02).

wins(4) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Castellazzi 12 De Andrade
Silvestre 6 Albertazzi
Chivu 26 Cacia
Jesus 40 Grossi
Jonathan 42 Hallfredsson
Duncan 41 Abbate
Mariga 17 Moras
Nagatomo 55 Frello
Alvarez 11 Maietta
Palacio 8 Gomez
Cassano 99 Bacinovic


Belec 27 Berardi
Di Gennaro 77 Andrade
Zanetti 4 Huston
Ranocchia 23 Ceccarelli
Samuel 25 Carrozza
Pereira 31 Cocco
Mbaye 33 Crespo
Guarin 14 Bojinov
Gargano 21 Owusu
Bessa 82 Calvetti
Milito 22
Livaja 88