Final score

1 December 2013 15:00

18' Guarin
1 - 1
44' (2nd half) Renan
Referee: Carmine Russo / Linesmen: Tasso, Mieli / Fourth official: Giachero / Assistants: Celi , Di Paolo
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47' There's the half-time whistle. Inter lead Samp by a goal to nil at the break
45' Eder is booked
45' Two minutes of added time have been signalled
43' Gastaldello is stretchered off and replaced by Regini
38' Palombo swings in a corner which Handanovic gathers at full stretch
37' Alvarez wins the ball and works it well on the edge of the area before getting his shot away: saved
35' Taider sends a decent ball into the box, Samp clear their lines
31' Palacio and Guarin link up well with the Colombian getting to the byline, where his cross is charged down
28' Costa is shown the yellow card for a foul on Taider
25' Pozzi finds a yard of space and strikes at goal: Handanovic has it covered
23' After some more trickery from Alvarez the ball falls to Cambiasso on the edge of the area: he drives it over the bar
21' Jonathan fires just over from inside the box
18' GOAL FOR INTER! Alvarez shimmies past his marker on the left and crosses for Guarin to finish at the far post. 1-0!
11' Gabbiadini is cautioned for bringing down Palacio, who was breaking forward in midfield
10' Alvarez goes into the book for a foul that looked involuntary
7' Close for Inter: Guarin whips in a cross for Palacio but the Argentine is just beaten to it by Da Costa
6' Chance for Samp as Gabbiadini flashes a shot wide from outside the box
4' Soriano hits a speculative effort from miles out... and it goes miles over
1' Welcome to the Stadio Meazza for live text commentary of Inter´s 2013/14 Serie A Week 14 fixture with Sampdoria
1' The visitors take the kick-off and we're up and running. FORZA INTER!
1' Zanetti makes his first start of the season on the left of a five-man midfield, with Jonathan on the right and Taider, Cambiasso and Alvarez in the middle. Guarin behind Palacio
1' Mazzarri goes with Campagnaro, Rolando and Juan Jesus in front of Handanovic
Minute Text commentary
49' It ends 1-1 between Inter and Sampdoria: Guarin's early opener was cancelled out late on by Renan
45' We will have four minutes of added time
44' GOAL FOR SAMPDORIA: Renan conjures up a superb strike from range to beat Handanovic and level the scores
43' Palacio scurries forward with the ball and holds up play well before releasing Cambiasso, but Cuchu's effort is too close to the keeper
42' Change for Samp: Renan goes off, Obiang comes on
41' Mazzarri uses up his final substitution: Alvarez makes way for Belfodil
37' Goalscorer Guarin is replaced by Mudingayi, making his first appearance of the season
33' Guarin follows his team-mate into the ref's book for halting Soriano's breakaway
31' Yellow card for Campagnaro
31' Sterling work from Palacio! El Trenza holds off the attentions of a couple of opponents before feeding Alvarez on the edge of the box: Ricky can't keep his effort down
30' The visitors have a corner, De Silvestre gets on the end of it but turns it well wide
28' Sampdoria substitution: Sansone is on for Pozzi
27' Handanovic to the rescue! Eder drills a low free-kick past the wall but the Slovene gets down to block it. Cambiasso clears the loose ball away for a corner
23' Some tidy work from Kovacic there, the youngster spreading play to Jonathan on the wing. But there's no one on the end of the cross
17' Mazzarri makes his first change: Kovacic comes on for Taider
13' Alvarez sets up Palacio but the striker's attempt is deflected away
8' Eder has the ball in the back of the net but play has long been held up for a clear offside
6' So close! From the resulting corner, Jonathan picks out Guarin and the Colombian smashes his shot against the near post
6' Great play by Guarin, who whips in a teasing cross behind the defence: Taider goes for it at full stretch but just misses. Inter have a corner
2' Inter press forward but Alvarez's cross is overhit. Nerazzurri spending most of the time camped in Samp's half at the moment
1' The second half is under way
Average rating 5.19
3 shots on target 6
3 shots off target 7
16 fouls committed 16
4 corners 6
3 offsides 1
23:48 ball possession 26:46
Mazzarri and Mihajlovic all level; no defeats, no goals conceded by Mazzarri at home

Walter Mazzarri and Sinisa Mihajlovic are set to pit their pits against each for the sixth time as coaches today. Previous encounters are perfectly matched, with one win apiece and three draws. In the three competitive meetings with Mazzarri playing at home, Mihajlovic's charges are yet to win or even score: the current Nerazzurri boss has won one and clocked up two goalless draws.

Mazzarri 5-5 Sampdoria: no goals conceded in 292 minutes by the coach's teams

Since taking up coaching, Walter Mazzarri has faced Sampdoria – the team he led to the Coppa Italia final during his two-year stay in Genoa from 2007 to 2009 – 12 times, with a record of W5, D2, L5. Mazzarri's sides have not let in a single goal at home for more than three games (292 minutes), the last coming on 17 December 2006 when Reggina were beaten 0-1 at home by Quaglarella's 68th-minute strike.

No draws for Mihajlovic against Inter. Goals guaranteed

Sinisa Mihajlovic has come up against his former club Inter four times as a coach, with one victory to his name and three defeats. On each occasion, both teams hit the target at least once, with 6 goals for the Serbian's men and eight for the Nerazzurri. Besides plying his trade at Inter for two seasons as a player (2004/05 and 2005/06, 43 appearances and six goals in competitive matches), Mihajlovic also spent two years at the club as Roberto Mancini's number two (in 2006/07 and 2007/08).

First 14 competitive matches: Mazzarri equals Mourinho's score

Walter Mazzarri has made a strong start to his Nerazzurri career, winning eight, drawing five and losing just one of his first 14 competitive fixtures – exactly the same results José Mourinho had obtained after his first 14 matches in charge of Inter. That works out as an average of 2.07 points per game. For the record, Mourinho's 15th match ended in a 3-3 draw away to Cypriot outfit Anorthosis in the Champions League.

Inter, one of three teams with most different scorers in 2013/14 Serie A

Eleven Nerazzurri have hit the back of the net in the league this season, meaning that Inter - along with Lazio and Roma - have so far achieved the highest number of different goalscorers. The 11 Nerazzurri to register their names on the score sheet in 2013/14 are Alvarez, Cambiasso, Guarin, Icardi, Jonathan, Milito, Nagatomo, Palacio, Ranocchia, Rolando and Taider.

Inter penalty-less in 2013/14

Thirteen matches into the 2013/14 Serie A and Inter are still yet to be awarded a penalty. Only three other sides (Atalanta, Chievo Verona and Parma) have also not benefited from a spot kick this campaign. Inter's last effort from 12 yards was on 8 May in Inter 1-3 Lazio (Alvarez missed): that's 15 league matches without a penalty, a surprising statistic considering that Mazzarri's men are the Serie A's topscorers this term with 30 goals.

Sampdoria, 17 years without an away win in competitive fixtures against Inter!

Today's visitors Sampdoria have not beaten Inter in a competitive match away from home since 15 December 1996, when they emerged from a topsy-turvy match at the Meazza as 4-3 winners. In the 13 competitive matches played on Inter's patch since then, the Blucerchiati have mustered just five draws, losing the other eight.

When blue sees red

Sampdoria have had more players sent off this term than any other Serie A outfit: four in 13 games. The four Blucerchiati to have received their marching orders are Barillà, Castellini, Costa and Krsticic.

wins(42) draws(16) defeats(8)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Da Costa
Campagnaro 14 3 Costa
Rolando 35 8 Mustafi
Jesus 5 9 Pozzi
Jonathan 2 11 Gabbiadini
Taïder 21 14 Obiang
Cambiasso 19 17 Palombo
Alvarez 11 21 Soriano
Zanetti 4 23 Eder
Guarin 13 28 Gastaldello
Palacio 8 29 De Silvestri


Carrizo 30 30 Fiorillo
Castellazzi 12 5 Renan
Andreolli 6 6 Rodriguez
Belfodil 7 7 Castellini
Kovacic 10 12 Sansone
Mudingayi 16 15 Wszolek
Wallace 18 19 Regini
Ranocchia 23 22 Bjarnason
Puscas 28 25 Maresca
Pereira 31 27 Eramo
Donkor 54 37 Petagna
Olsen 90 44 Fornasier