Final score

3 November 2013 15:00

0 - 3
46' (2nd half) Alvarez
29' Ranocchia
25' Palacio
Referee: Davide Massa / Linesmen: Posado, Marrazzo / Fourth official: Manganelli / Assistants: Orsato, Peruzzo
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47' The referee whistles to end the first half: Udinese 0-2 Inter
45' The 4th official shows 2 minutes of injury time to be added
43' Taider with a long-range attempt that gets deflected by a defender. Brkic saves without problems
38' Substitution for Inter: Samuel comes off for Rolando
36' Muriel with a big chance for the hosts but shoots poorly from close range
31' Badu surges into the Inter box but Ranocchia comes up big by closing down Di Natale
29' GOAL INTER: corner kick. Brkic comes off his line but fails to claim the ball and Ranocchia volleys it home. Udinese 0-2 Inter
25' GOAL INTER: a dangerous free kick sent into the box and Palacio snaps a header into the net. Udinese 0-1 Inter
21' Jonathan releases Nagatomo in the box but the Japanese wing back shoots wide from a good position
20' Great chance for Cambiasso who steals the ball and shoots from the edge of the box. Brkic manages to save and gives away a corner
18' Alvarez with a quality ball for Palacio who is foiled by Naldo
16' Alvarez with a ball in the middle for Palacio but the defender arrives first. Then Cambiasso tries to follow up on the play but the space gets closed down
14' The home side looks more lively as Muriel shoots from distance. Blocked by Handanovic
11' Impressive play from the Nerazzurri as Guarin lifts a delicate ball into the box for Cambiasso but the Argentine can't quite get to it
11' Alvarez looks for Jonathan in the box but an Udinese defender gets there first
4' First chance for Inter: Cambiasso's shot/cross from a free kick goes just wide
1' Welcome to the Stadio Friuli for Udinese v Inter, the Week 11 match of the 2013/14 Serie A season.
1' The Nerazzurri take the opening kick-off, and Udinese v Inter is underway!
1' In midfield, Jonathan and Nagatomo on the flanks, with Taider, Cambiasso and Alvarez in the centre. Guarin just behind Palacio in attack
1' Handanovic in goal. A three-man defence of Ranocchia, Samuel and Juan Jesus
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50' After 5 minutes of added time the match ends as a win for the Nerazzurri: Udinese 0-3 Inter
46' GOAL INTER: Palacio takes off down the right and passes to Alvarez who calmly strokes the ball into the net. Udinese 0-3 Inter
45' The fourth official signals for 5 minutes of injury time
45' Juan Jesus receives a booking
40' A chance for Ranegie but Handanovic easily saves his header
35' Inter make their final substitution, sending on Andreolli for Ranocchia
31' Yellow card shown to Pereira for a foul on Badu
29' Yellow card shown to Ranocchia for a foul on Gabriel Silva
26' A lovely exchange between Alvarez and Pereira ends with a cross for Palacio who heads over the bar
25' Final substitution for Udinese: Muriel comes off for Nico Lopez
23' Substitution for the Nerazzurri as Jonathan comes off for Alvaro Pereira
20' Udinese threaten when Bruno Fernandes shoots from distance, well handled by Handanovic
20' Free kick for Udinese: Muriel strikes the ball well but it goes over the crossbar
16' Guarin gets free in the Udinese box and shoots. Brkic blocks
14' A chance for Inter: Guarin whips a cross in front of the goal mouth. Brkic gets a decisive touch to keep the ball away from Palacio
12' Udinese go to the bench, sending on Bruno Fernandes for Pereyra
12' Udinese make a substitution: Di Natale comes off for Ranegie
6' Lovely long pass from Juan Jesus for Alvarez but the ball skids away from the Argentine before he gets a chance to connect
2' Di Natale rips a vicious shot from the edge of the box, but Handanovic goes airborne to make a super save
1' The ref whistles to begin the second half of Udinese v Inter
Average rating 7.04
3 shots on target 5
7 shots off target 8
12 fouls committed 13
6 corners 4
3 offsides 1
49% ball possession 51%
wins(22) draws(16) defeats(11)

UDINE – It was an impressive victory for the Nerazzurri over Udinese at the Stadio Friuli, as Inter bagged three goals through Palacio, Ranocchia and Alvarez.

But let’s start from the beginning and with coach Walter Mazzarri’s line-up choices. Samuel was back again after his return against Atalanta and anchored the defence together with Ranocchia and Juan Jesus in front of Handanovic in goal (the Slovenian recovered from his injury in Bergamo to play in his former stadium). It was a midfield of five players, with Jonathan and Nagatomo on the flanks and Taider, Cambiasso and Alvarez in the middle. In attack, Guarin played just behind Palacio. And on the bench was captain Zanetti, returning after the nasty injury he suffered to his Achilles tendon on 28 April in Palermo.

On the 20-minute mark, and after some lengthy possession play by Inter, Cambiasso nearly put his side on the scoreboard but was denied by a fantastic save from Brkic. Five minutes later Mazzarri’s team went ahead when Palacio snapped his header into the net from Taider’s free kick. Then on 29 minutes Ranocchia doubled the lead when Brkic failed to claim a corner that the defender confidently volleyed home. Unfortunately Samuel was forced to leave the pitch in the 38th minute just as his team was enjoying his return. The half ended with the Nerazzurri leading Udinese by two goals to nil.

Two minutes into the second half Di Natale gave Inter fans a fright when he blasted an effort on goal but was robbed by a sensational save from Handanovic. Then on 61 minutes Guarin was denied by the post. At this point Inter were looking more likely to score than the hosts but coach Mazzarri urged caution. A minute into injury time Alvarez added the third for the visitors after an inch-perfect assist from Palacio. The game thus ended with the Nerazzurri claiming an impressive away win over Udinese 3-0.

Udinese 0-3 Inter (HT: 0-2)
Scorers: Palacio 25, Ranocchia 29, Alvarez 90+1.

Udinese: 1 Brkic; 3 Allan, 4 Naldo, 5 Danilo, 7 Badu, 9 Muriel (Nico Lopez 70), 10 Di Natale (Ranegie 57), 11 Domizzi, 27 Widmer, 34 Gabriel Silva, 37 Pereyra (Bruno Fernandez 57).
Unused subs: 30 Kelava, 99 Benussi, 6 Bubnjic, 14 Milnar, 18 Jadson, 21 Lazzari, 55 Merkel, 75 Heurtaux, 94 Zielinski.
Coach: Francesco Guidolin.

Inter: 1 Handanovic;  23 Ranocchia (Andreolli 81), 25 Samuel (Rolando 38), 5 Juan Jesus; 2 Jonathan (Pereira 68), 21 Taider, 19 Cambiasso, 11 Alvarez, 55 Nagatomo; 13 Guarin; 8 Palacio.
Unused subs: 30 Carrizo, 12 Castellazzi, 4 Zanetti, 10 Kovacic, 16 Mudingayi, 17 Kuzmanovic, 18 Wallace, 28 Puscas.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Referee: Massa.
Booked: Ranocchia 74, Pereira 76, Juan Jesus 90.
Added time: 2 + 5 minutes.

starting lineups

Brkic 1 1 Handanovic
Allan 3 23 Ranocchia
Naldo 4 25 Samuel
Danilo 5 5 Jesus
Badu 7 2 Jonathan
Muriel 9 21 Taïder
Di Natale 10 19 Cambiasso
Domizzi 11 11 Alvarez
Widmer 27 55 Nagatomo
Gabriel Silva 34 13 Guarin
Pereyra 37 8 Palacio


Benussi 99 30 Carrizo
Bubnjic 6 12 Castellazzi
Renegie 13 4 Zanetti
Milnar 14 6 Andreolli
Nico Lopez 17 10 Kovacic
Jadson 18 16 Mudingayi
Lazzari 21 17 Kuzmanovic
Bruno Fernandez 32 18 Wallace
Merkel 55 28 Puscas
Heurtaux 75 31 Pereira
Zielinski 94 35 Rolando