Final score

5 October 2013 20:45

0 - 3
44' Florenzi
40' Totti (P)
18' Totti
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Cariolato / Fourth official: Di Fiore / Assistants: Mazzoleni, Guida
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45' No stoppage time is played. The first half ends Inter 0-3 Roma
44' GOAL FOR ROMA: Florenzi angles a low shot across Handanovic to give Roma a three-goal lead
40' GOAL FOR ROMA. Totti converts from the spot. The Giallorossi lead 2-0
39' Pereira fouls Gervinho: Roma have a penalty
32' Juan Jesus is cautioned for a foul on Totti
31' Taider takes the free kick and curls it over
30' Castan quickly follows his central defensive partner into the book following a handball on the edge of the area
28' Benatia receives a yellow card
26' Nerazzurri still probing for an equaliser: Pereira's cross from the left is headed goalwards by Alvarez, De Sanctis saves
25' SO CLOSE! Guarin almost breaks the post in two with a rocket from 20 yards out
18' GOAL FOR ROMA: Totti shoots first time from the edge of the box into the bottom corner. Inter 0-1 Roma
17' Cambiasso's long-range shot goes over
15' Pjanic is the first man into the ref's book
11' Well worked move by Inter with Taider receiving the ball on the edge of the area and aiming his effort towards the bottom corner. De Sanctis gets down well
9' Guarin tries his luck with a volley from distance: wide
7' Gervinho breaks forward at pace and works his way into the box. Juan Jesus and Ranocchia team up to deflect it behind
3' Guarin skins his man on the right and drives it in low. Roma put it behind for the first corner of the game
1' Welcome to the Stadio Meazza for tonight's big match between Inter and Roma in Week 7 of Serie A. Kick-off is at 20:45
1' The visitors take the kick-off to get us up and running here at the Meazza. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Jonathan is also unavailable so Pereira is drafted in on the left with Nagatomo switching flanks. Taider, Cambiasso and Guarin complete the midfield with Alvarez and Palacio up front
1' Rolando comes in to replace Campagnaro in the back line alongside Ranocchia and Juan Jesus in front of Handanovic in goal
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48' The final whistle is blown after three minutes of stoppage time: Inter 0-3 Roma
45' The ref has awarded three minutes of added time
44' Taddei is booked
39' Kovacic coordinates himself brilliantly to strike from range: it's central though and De Sanctis has it covered
36' Totti makes way for Dodo'
34' Balzaretti is sent off for a second bookable offence
33' The Nerazzurri haven't given up and are still plugging away: Palacio cuts inside before shooting over
31' Another substitution for the visitors: Marquinho takes over from Florenzi
28' Gervinho flies forward on the counter and finds himself one on one with Handanovic, who denies him with a super save
25' Milito comes on, Guarin goes off
25' El Principe gets a sight on goal within seconds of coming on but he hits it high
22' Ranocchia has a goal ruled out for a foul on the keeper
21' Alvarez gets to the byline but his cross comes off a defender
18' Palacio and Cambiasso try to link up but the pass is overhit
12' Mazzarri makes another change: Taider is replaced by Kovacic
12' Garcia makes a substitution, with Taddei coming on for Pjanic
10' Taider has a go from range but strikes it weakly
6' Balzaretti picks up a booking
3' Florenzi dangerous again with a stylish volley that Handanovic turns away
2' Inter almost pull one back straight away as Icardi and Alvarez both see shots charged down by the Giallorossi defence
1' The second half is under way
1' Half-time substitution for Inter: Icardi replaces Pereira
Average rating 4.95
3 shots on target 5
15 shots off target 4
15 fouls committed 22
10 corners 2
0 offsides 3
59% ball possession 41%
wins(47) draws(29) defeats(15)

MILAN - Inter lost their first game of the season in a Week 7 clash with table-toppers Roma at the Stadio Meazza. The Giallorossi ran out 3-0 winners thanks to a brace from Totti and one from Florenzi but the scoreline was not a true reflection of the difference between the sides. The Nerazzurri played well and had a penalty unfairly awarded against them in the first half while the goal Ranocchia had chalked off after the break might well have been given on another day.

Mazzarri stuck with three at the back but drafted in Rolando to replace the injured Campagnaro alongside Ranocchia and Juan Jesus. The midfield five was formed by Nagatomo, Taider, Cambiasso, Guarin and Pereira (coming in for Jonathan). Alvarez and Palacio started up front.

The Nerazzurri tried to assert themselves from the off but despite starting the brighter of the two sides fell behind in the 18th minute to a fabulous strike by Totti: receiving Gervinho's lay-off outside the box, the Roma skipper clipped in a curling effort which just bent inside the far post.

Guarin rattled the inside of the post with a thunderous effort in the 25th minute and moments later Alvarez also went closing to finding a leveller, only for De Sanctis to thwart him.

The referee then awarded a penalty on 39 minutes for a foul on Gervinho which took place outside the area. Totti placed the ball on the spot before smashing it home.

Five minutes later the Giallorossi had a third. Totti conjured up some magic on the edge of his own area to send Strootman scuttling away on the counter. The Dutchman made the most of the 4 v 3 situation, releasing Florenz on the right and the Italy midfielder arrowed a perfectly placed low drive into the bottom corner. 3-0 to Roma at the break.

Mazzarri replaced Pereira with Icardi during the interval and Taider with Kovacic 12 minutes into the second half.

Ranocchia had the ball in the back of the net midway through the half but the goal was ruled out for an alleged push.

A few minutes later Mazzarri made his last roll of the dice as Milito came on for Guarin.

Roma were reduced to ten men when Balzaretti picked up his second yellow in the 79th minute, prompting Garcia to haul Totti off and slot Dodò into the back line. The visitors held on until the end to claim victory in San Siro.

Inter 0-3 Roma (HT: 0-3)
Scorers: Totti 18 and 40 (pen), Florenzi 44.

Inter: Handanovic; Rolando, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus; Nagatomo, Guarin (Milito 70), Cambiasso, Taider (Kovacic 57), Pereira (Icardi 46); Alvarez; Palacio.
Subs not used: Castellazzi, Carrizo, Andreolli, Belfodil, Mudingayi, Kuzmanovic, Wallace, Samuel
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Roma: De Sanctis; Torosidis, Benatia, Castan, Balzaretti; Pjanic (Taddei 57), De Rossi, Strootman; Florenzi (Marquinho 76), Totti (Dodò 81), Gervinho.
Subs not used: Skorupski, Lobont, Ljajic, Caprari, Burdisso, Jedvaj, Borriello, Ricci
Coach: Rudi Garcia.

Referee: Tagliavento (Terni).
Booked: Pjanic 15, Benatia 28, Castan 30, Juan Jesus 32, Balzaretti 51, De Sanctis 67, Taddei 89.
Sent off: Balzaretti 79.
Added time: 0+3 minutes.
Attendance: 60,336.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 26 De Sanctis
Rolando 35 35 Torosidis
Ranocchia 23 17 Benatia
Jesus 5 5 Castan
Nagatomo 55 42 Balzaretti
Guarin 13 15 Pjanic
Cambiasso 19 16 De Rossi
Taïder 21 6 Strootman
Pereira 31 24 Florenzi
Alvarez 11 10 Totti
Palacio 8 27 Gervinho


Castellazzi 12 28 Skorupski
Carrizo 30 1 Lobont
Andreolli 6 3 Dodò
Belfodil 7 7 Marquinho
Icardi 9 8 Ljajic
Kovacic 10 11 Taddei
Mudingayi 16 18 Caprari
Kuzmanovic 17 29 Burdisso
Wallace 18 33 Jedvaj
Milito 22 88 Borriello
Samuel 25 94 Ricci