Final score

29 September 2013 15:00

38' (2nd half) Nainggolan
1 - 1
30' (2nd half) Icardi
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Barbirati, Liberti / Fourth official: De Pinto / Assistants: Gervasoni, Baracani
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45' The first half ends Cagliari 0-0 Inter
39' Dessena's header goes harmlessly wide as the hosts try to get themselves going
37' Rossettini is the lastest Cagliari name to go into the referee's notebook for a tactical foul on Kovacic
35' Pinilla is booked for a foul on Pereira
34' Alvarez's through ball for Guarin is slightly overhit and Agazzi is out to claim
33' Conti finds the target from the free-kick but Handanovic comfortably catches the ball
32' Juan Jesus receives a yellow card for bringing down Ibarbo
31' Alvarez hits it hard from the edge of the penalty area and the ball just goes over the top via a deflection
30' Pinilla draws a smart reaction save from Handanovic
22' Chance for the Nerazzurri: Nagatomo's cross is met by Belfodil's head. Agazzi repels the effort from point-blank range
14' Conti is booked for a cynical tug back on Kovacic as the Croat burst forward
11' Great work from Belfodil on the right, who centres and Guarin's solid drive is once again dealt with by Agazzi
7' A long-range effort is deflected off Guarin and Agazzi is there to put it behind
4' Guarin powers forward but is stopped on the edge of the box
2' Nagatomo tests Agazzi with a dipping half-volley and the keeper puts it out for a corner
1' Welcome to the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste, where Cagliari v Inter kicks off at 15:00 in Week 6 of Serie A
1' Cagliari v Inter is underway
1' Pereira and Nagatomo play on the flanks, with Guarin, Cambiasso and Kovacic in the middle. Alvarez partners Belfodil in attack
1' Mazzarri picks a three-man defence in front of Handanovic with Rolando, Ranocchia and Juan Jesus
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48' After 3 minutes of added time it finishes Cagliari 1-1 Inter
47' There's confusion in the middle but neither Milito nor Cambiasso can make the most of it
45' The fourth official's board shows 3 minutes of added time
45' Nagatomo picks up a yellow card after impeding Nainggolan
44' Final change for the Nerazzurri: Ranocchia makes way for Milito
41' Palacio shows wonderful skill to flick the ball over the defender. His resulting shot is screwed wide though
38' GOAL FOR CAGLIARI: Nainggolan's shot takes a wicked deflection and flies into the back of the net. Cagliari 1-1 Inter
36' Ranocchia is on hand to clear the ball after Handanovic spills a low cross
30' GOAL FOR INTER! A great move sees Palacio feed Nagatomo. The wideman picks out a wonderful cross and Icardi heads into an empty net!
29' Change for Cagliari: Sau replaces Pinilla
26' Nagatomo stings the palms of Agazzi from 18 yards
22' Chance for Cagliari: the ball drops invitingly for Ibraimi as Cambiasso only half-clears. His volley finishes in the stands however
21' Cambiasso can't quite latch on to Palacio's centre as Inter pour forward again
20' Pereira makes a late dash to the back post but his header goes over the crossbar
19' Change for Inter: Belfodil gives way to Palacio
17' Agazzi is caught in no man's land. Inter unable to profit
17' Substitution for Cagliari: Ibraimi is on in place of Cabrera
13' Nerazzurri go close but the referee penalises Belfodil for a foul in the area
12' Nainggolan is cautioned for a dangerous challenge on Pereira
9' The Nerazzurri pour forward in search of a goal, with Cambiasso's shot charged down
1' Change for Inter, Icardi is on for Alvarez
1' The second half of Cagliari v Inter has begun
Average rating 6.43
3 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 5
13 fouls committed 14
2 corners 6
0 offsides 1
22:16 ball possession 30:18
wins(17) draws(18) defeats(7)
TRIESTE - Inter only managed a point against Cagliari as the match finished 1-1 on neutral ground at the Stadio Nereo Rocco. Icardi bagged the opener for the Nerazzurri but Nainggolan earned a draw for the hosts.

Mazzarri shuffled his pack with his side in action just 64 hours after their match against Fiorentina. Ranocchia, Juan Jesus and Rolando made up the back three ahead of Handanovic. Pereira replaced Jonathan with Nagatomo switching to the right flank, while Kovacic joined Guarin and Cambiasso in the engine room. Belfodil came in for Palacio up top, playing alongside Alvarez.

Inter threatened early on despite a heavy playing surface at the Nereo Rocco, going close first through Nagatomo, then Guarin. They found Agazzi to be in fine form for the Rossoblu however. Belfodil tested the hosts' keeper shortly after, but to no avail. Pinilla's effort for Cagliari was soon followed by an Alvarez attempt but the first half ended goalless.

Pereira had the ball in the back of the net on the hour mark but Mr. Rocchi had already blown for a foul by Belfodil. The Algerian made way for Palacio moments later, and the Argentine tried to shake things up a bit. Cagliari followed suit by sending on Ibraimi up front. It was Inter who took the lead though, thanks to Icardi, on for Alvarez at the start of the second period. Palacio played a lovely ball to Nagatomo whose cross picked out Icardi: the forward just had to cushion the ball into the empty net for his second goal for the club.

Nainggolan levelled matters 7 minutes from time thanks to a big deflection which completely wrongfooted Handanovic. Palacio might have won it minutes later but just failed to find the target after working himself a shooting opportunity. Only a last-ditch challenge from the home side's Conti prevented Milito from nicking a winner at the death, but it ended Cagliari 1-1 Inter.

Cagliari 1-1 Inter (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Icardi 75, Nainggolan 83.

Cagliari: 1 Agazzi; 24 Perico, 15 Rossettini, 13 Astori, 8 Avelar; 21 Dessena, 5 Conti, 4 Nainggolan;  22 Cabrera (Ibraimic 62); 23 Ibarbo, 51 Pinilla (Sau 74).
Subs not used: 25 Avramov, 3 Ariaudo, 16 Eriksson, 18 Nenè, 29 Murru.
Coach: Diego Lopez.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 35 Rolando, 23 Ranocchia (Milito 89), 5 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo, 13 Guarin, 19 Cambiasso, 10 Kovacic, 31 Pereira; 11 Alvarez (Icardi 46); 7 Belfodil (Palacio 64).
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 45 Maniero, 2 Jonathan, 6 Andreolli, 14 Campagnaro, 17 Kuzmanovic, 18 Wallace, 21 Taider, 25 Samuel.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Referee: Rocchi.
Booked: Conti 14, Juan Jesus 32, Pinilla 35, Rossettini 37, Nainggolan 57, Nagatomo 90.
Added time: 0+3 minutes.

starting lineups

Agazzi 1 1 Handanovic
Perico 24 35 Rolando
Rossettini 15 23 Ranocchia
Astori 13 5 Jesus
Avelar 8 55 Nagatomo
Dessena 21 13 Guarin
Conti 5 19 Cambiasso
Nainggolan 4 10 Kovacic
Cabrera 22 31 Pereira
Ibarbo 23 11 Alvarez
Pinilla 51 7 Belfodil


Avramov 23 12 Castellazzi
Ariaudo 3 45 Maniero
Sau 9 2 Jonathan
Ibraimi 10 6 Andreolli
Eriksson 16 8 Palacio
Nenè 18 9 Icardi
Murru 29 14 Campagnaro
17 Kuzmanovic
18 Wallace
21 Taïder
22 Milito
25 Samuel