Final score

26 October 2013 20:45

11' (2nd half) Rolando
38' Cambiasso
12' Palacio
10' Jonathan
4 - 2
Hellas Verona
26' (2nd half) Romulo
32' Martinho
Referee: Domenico Celi / Linesmen: Manganelli, Iori / Fourth official: Liberti / Assistants: Calvarese, Merchiori
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Minute Text commentary
45' Half time here in San Siro, where Inter lead Verona 3-1
41' Kovacic sets up Guarin for a shot from distance: just wide
38' GOAL FOR INTER! Nagatomo bends a shot onto the post and Palacio knocks the rebound on for Cambiasso to score. 3-1!
32' GOAL FOR VERONA: Toni nods on for Martinho in the box and the Brazilian coolly slots past Carrizo to make it 2-1
32' Guarin orchestrates an Inter break before slipping it through for Palacio, who is offside however
30' Jonathan fizzes a cross-shot across the face of goal without finding anyone on the end of it
29' Alvarez collects a through ball on the left of the area and attempts to pull it back for a team-mate but the visitors put it out for a corner
26' Cacciatore is booked
25' Verona probe forward as they try to pull one back: Toni heads over
20' A decent move by Inter down the left ends when Nagatomo is closed out for a corner
12' GOAL FOR INTER! Another corner and another goal. Guarin's shot is deflected into the path of Palacio, who makes it two-nil
11' Cambiasso is booked for a foul on Jorginho
10' GOAL FOR INTER: The corner is floated in, Jonathan catches it on the volley on the far side of the area and hits the back of the net. 1-0
9' Some nice work from Alvarez and Nagatomo on the left flank earns Inter a corner
2' Inter work the ball into a shooting position for Cambiasso: he takes aim from 25 yards but skews his effort well wide
1' Welcome to the Stadio Meazza for live text commentary of tonight's 2013/14 Serie A Week 9 clash between Inter and Hellas Verona. Kick-off is at 20:45
1' The Nerazzurri take the kick-off to get us up and running here at the Meazza. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Jonathan and Nagatomo take up the wide berths in midfield, with Guarin, Cambiasso and Kovacic in the engine room. Alvarez starts in support of Palacio
1' Carrizo replaces the suspended Handanovic between the sticks while the back three is formed by Juan Jesus, Ranocchia and Rolando
Minute Text commentary
48' Moras receives the same treatment as Belfodil: red card
48' Belfodil is sent off following an animated exchange of words with Moras
48' There's the final whistle! Inter have beaten Verona 4-2 with goals from Jonathan, Palacio, Cambiasso and Rolando
46' Iturbe is cautioned for a foul on Taider
45' The fourth man signals three minutes of added time
44' Jonathan is shown a yellow card
40' Toni tries a volley on the turn but fails to hit the target
39' Guarin beats his man and goes for goal but that's an easy save for Rafael
38' Mandorlini has one last roll of the dice and throws Juanito Gomez into the fray. Cacciatore is the man to come off
36' Neat move by Inter with Belfodil getting away on the right: he feeds Nagatomo, who sends it wide
34' Final substitution for Inter and Mazzarri looks to shore things up in midfield as Taider takes over from Kovacic
33' Iturbe tries his luck from range, Carrizo smothers it comfortably
31' Toni has the ball in the net but it's ruled out for a foul by the striker
28' Mandorlini makes a change, Agostini coming off for Cacia
26' GOAL FOR VERONA: Toni finds Romulo on the edge of the box and the Brazilian tucks a neat finish inside the near post 4-2
22' Donadel goes into the book for a foul on Ranocchia
19' Mazzarri makes another change, bringing on Belfodil for Palacio
18' Inter substitution: Cambiasso is replaced by Kuzmanovic
16' Verona are still in this though, as trickery from Iturbe tees up Toni inside the box: the big man scoops it fractionally over the bar
15' Brilliant play by Jonathan, who skips past two yellow shirts before curling an effort just wide of the far post
13' Nagatomo tries to pick out Palacio in the area, Verona clear their lines
11' GOAL FOR INTER: A fourth for the Nerazzurri from yet another set piece, Rolando bundles the ball home at the near post following a corner
11' Inter dangerous again, Kovacic feeding Guarin in the area, the Colombian's shot is charged down
10' Change for Verona: Donati makes way for Donadel
8' Palacio is booked for slotting the ball into the net after the whistle was blown for offside
7' Nerazzurri on the hunt for a fourth: Guarin skies a hurried effort from the edge of the box
2' Superb work by Guarin, who carries the ball forward on the break before attempting to place it in the far corner from outside the box. Rafael is forced to concede a corner
1' The second half is under way. FORZA INTER!
Average rating 6.55
8 shots on target 4
13 shots off target 5
11 fouls committed 10
9 corners 1
4 offsides 2
57% ball possession 43%
Mazzarri versus Mandorlini

Walter Mazzarri and Andrea Mandorlini have crossed swords six times during their coaching careers with perfectly matched results: two wins apiece and two draws (both 0-0). Mazzarri has yet to win on home turf, having recorded one draw and one defeat in previous home games against Mandorlini.

Mazzarri unbeaten in only two meetings with Hellas Verona

Walter Mazzarri is facing Hellas Verona for the third time as a coach. The two previous match-ups took place back in 2003/04 in Serie B, when the current Nerazzurri boss – then at the helm of Livorno – secured a win and a draw.

Mandorlini always defeated by former club

Ex-Nerazzurri defender Andrea Mandorlini tasted defeat on both occasions when he has faced Inter since taking up coaching. Mandorlini spent seven seasons in black and blue from 1984/85 to 1990/91, racking up 274 appearances and scoring 13 goals. During that time he won a league title (with Trapattoni's record-breaking Scudetto champions in 1988/89), a UEFA Cup (1990/91) and an Italian Super Cup (1989).

Inter have goals throughout the team

Walter Mazzarri's side have registered the highest number of different goalscorers in Serie A this term, with nine names on the score sheet (joint with Juventus, Roma and Fiorentina). The nine Nerazzurri are Alvarez, Cambiasso, Guarin, Icardi, Jonathan, Milito, Nagatomo, Palacio and Taider.

Happy birthday Cristian!

Cristian Chivu celebrates his 33rd birthday today. The defender was born in Resita (Romania) on 26 October 1980.

Palacio and Jorginho key men

Inter v Hellas Verona sees a match-up of the two most decisive players in the 2013/14 Serie A: Rodrigo Palacio and Jorginho Frello. With their five goals each, they have brought seven points to their respective teams. Palacio has been responsible for seven of the 15 points accumulated by Mazzarri's men, while Jorginho has put seven of the Veneto-based club's 16 points on the board.

Inter and Verona, differing penalty fortunes

Inter and Hellas Verona are at opposite ends of the 'penalties for' scale after eight league matches. The Nerazzurri are one of seven sides yet to be awarded a spot kick (along with Catania, Sassuolo, ChievoVerona, Atalanta, Parma and Napoli), while Verona have benefited from four penalties, the joint highest figure in Serie A (the same number as Roma and Torino).

Cacciatore eyeing record personal tally

With three goals to his name already in the current campaign, Fabrizio Cacciatore has equalled his personal highest tally of goals for a single league season. The defender previously notched up three in 2011/12 while playing for Varese in Serie B.

wins(26) draws(12) defeats(0)

MILAN - Inter put four past Verona in tonight's Week 9 meeting in San Siro to run out as 4-2 winners. Jonathan, Palacio and Cambiasso found the target before the break then Rolando added a fourth in the second half as the Nerazzurri returned to winning ways in front of the Meazza faithful.

There was standing ovation for Massimo Moratti shortly before kick-off: following the display of affection shown him by shareholders at yesterday's meeting, the president was again applauded as he took his place in the stand.

Meanwhile, down on the pitch Inter lined up in a 3-5-1-1 formation. Mazzarri went with Juan Jesus, Ranocchia and Rolando at the back with Carrizo deputising between the sticks for the suspended Handanovic. Jonathan and Nagatomo filled the wide berths in midfield, Guarin, Cambiasso and Kovacic were in the centre, and Alvarez started in support of Palacio.

Inter took nine minutes to break the deadlock. Cambiasso's corner was met by Jonathan on the far side of the box and the Brazilian's sweetly struck volley found its way into the back of the net via a deflection.

Three minutes later it was 2-0 from another corner sent over to the far post. Rolando leapt above Donati, Guarin's goalbound effort was blocked on the line by Jorginho but the ball bounced somewhat fortuitously off Palacio and into the goal.

Inter had a third goal ruled out for offside around the half-hour mark (Guarin's through ball for Palacio was a fraction too late) and immediately afterwards Verona halved the deficit. Toni teed up Martinho, who galloped into the box before firing past Carrizo.

Within six minutes the Nerazzurri had restored their two-goal cushion. Nagatomo did superbly to get himself into a shooting position and was unlucky to see his curling strike come back off the post. Fortunately the rebound fell to Palacio, who knocked the ball into the path of Cambiasso and the Argentine gratefully smashed it home for his third of the campaign. Cuchu celebrated by revealing a T-shirt in support of Ivan Cordoba following the Nerazzurri team manager's recent health problems.

The first 45 minutes ended 3-1 to Inter.

Soon after the restart Guarin went on a surging run up the field before guiding a long-range shot towards the far corner, which was kept out by Rafael at full stretch. In the 53rd minute Palacio was booked for slotting the ball past the keeper after losing a very close offside call: the striker hadn't heard the referee's whistle.

Inter did find a fourth three minutes later, however. Another corner was swung in, Rafael made the initial save but was helpless to prevent Rolando steering home the rebound at the near post.

On 71 minutes Verona again reduced the arrears as Toni squared for Romulo on the edge of the box and the on-loan Fiorentina midfielder steered a well-placed finish into the corner beyond Carrizo's reach.

Toni thought he'd made it 4-3 in the 76th minute but the World Cup winner's close-range effort was chalked off for a foul in the build-up.

Three minutes of added time were played before the referee called a halt to proceedings. Belfodil and Moras were issued red cards after the final whistle for a flash of handbags.

Inter 4-2 Hellas Verona (HT: 3-1)
Scorers: Jonathan 9, Palacio 12, Martinho 32, Cambiasso 38, Rolando 56, Romulo 71.

Inter: Carrizo; Juan Jesus, Ranocchia, Rolando; Jonathan, Cambiasso (Kuzmanovic 63), Guarin, Kovacic (Taider 79), Nagatomo; Alvarez; Palacio (Belfodil 64).
Subs not used: Castellazzi, Maniero, Andreolli, Icardi, Mudingayi, Wallace, Samuel, Pereira, Olsen.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Hellas Verona: Rafael; Romulo, Donati (Donadel 55), Martinho, Toni, Iturbe, Moras, Jorginho, Maietta, Cacciatore (Gomez 83), Agostini (Cacia 73).
Subs not used: Mihaylov, Albertazzi, Laner, Longo, Jankovic, Bianchetti, Rubin, Gonzalez, Sala.
Coach: Andrea Mandorlini.

Referee: Celi.
Booked: Cambiasso 10, Palacio 53, Donadel 67, Jonathan 89, Iturbe 90+1.
Sent off: Belfodil 90+3, Moras 90+3.
Added time: 0 + 3 minutes.
Attendance: 43,097.

starting lineups

Carrizo 30 1 Rafael
Jesus 5 2 Romulo
Ranocchia 23 5 Donati
Rolando 35 6 Martinho
Jonathan 2 9 Toni
Cambiasso 19 15 Iturbe
Kovacic 10 18 Moras
Guarin 13 19 Jorginho
Nagatomo 55 22 Maietta
Alvarez 11 29 Cacciatore
Palacio 8 33 Agostini


Castellazzi 12 31 Mihaylov
Maniero 45 3 Albertazzi
Andreolli 6 4 Laner
Belfodil 7 7 Longo
Icardi 9 8 Cacia
Mudingayi 16 11 Jankovic
Kuzmanovic 17 13 Bianchetti
Wallace 18 16 Rubin
Taïder 21 21 Gomez
Samuel 25 23 Gonzalez
Pereira 31 26 Sala
Olsen 90 30 Donadel