Final score

19 January 2014 15:00

38' (2nd half) Antonelli
1 - 0
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Cariolato / Fourth official: Manganelli / Assistants: Valeri, Pinzani
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46' The whistle is blown to bring an end to a balanced - and rainy - 1st half
44' The referee signals for 1 minute of injury time
42' Genoa win three consecutive corner kicks before Antonini is whistled for dangerous play. The Nerazzurri can catch their breath
38' A chance for Genoa as Marchese's header is saved on the line by Handanovic
35' Both teams are playing an intense and even match
32' The rain is causing many mistakes and turning the pitch into an almost impossible surface
27' Sturaro capitalises on a mistake but Jonathan but his weak shot is cleaned up by Handanovic
26' Bertolacci shoots from distance. Off target
24' Palacio steals the ball and takes off. His left-footed attempt whistles inches wide of the far post
21' Alvarez picks up a knock and can't continue: Kovacic comes on in his place
20' Rolando clears a dangerous cross from Marchese
18' Milito does well to pick out Jonathan in the box. The Brazilian shoots and earns a corner for his side
17' A weak clearance from Perin falls right at the feet of Palacio, but the Argentine shoots high from 30 yards away
14' An interesting match so far, but one definitely affected by the heavy rain at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
10' Cambiasso feeds Jonathan and the Brazilian shoots well, but Perin saves to give away a corner kick
9' Cofie is shown a yellow after tripping up Alvarez in the middle of the pitch
9' Antonelli takes a crack for the hosts, but his shot is well wide of Handanovic's goal
5' Alvarez gets off the game's first shot on goal, and Perin does well to save it
4' The Nerazzurri are coming out on top in the first few challenges of the match
1' Welcome to the Marassi for Genoa v Inter, the Week 20 game of the 2013/14 Serie A season
1' The hosts take the opening kick-off, and Genoa v Inter is underway
1' 4 in midfield: Jonathan, Kuzmanovic, Cambiasso and Nagatomo. Alvarez supporting Palacio and Milito in attack
1' Here are coach Walter Mazzarri's starters: Handanovic in goal and a 3-man defence of Campagnaro, Rolando and Juan Jesus
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48' The match ends: Genoa 1-0 Inter
45' The referee adds 3 minutes of injury time
44' Cross from Guarin. Botta connects with a header but Perin comes up big with the save
40' Genoa make another substitution: Calaiò now on for Gilardino
40' Final sub for the Nerazzurri: Botta comes on for Juan Jesus
39' Konate shown a yellow card for simulation
38' GOAL GENOA: Antonelli heads in a corner kick. Genoa 1-0 Inter
38' Gilardino chests the ball down in the box but his attempt is blocked when Juan Jesus slides in. Corner
36' Milito with a cross inside the box. Perin saves after close-range attempts from Cambiasso and Palacio
31' Genoa send on Konate for Fetfatzidis
30' Cofie handles the ball in the box as he challenges Guarin, but Rizzoli rules it as an involuntary touch
28' Milito controls well from Campagnaro's cross but his shot isn't quite up to par
27' Genoa make a substitution: De Ceglie on for Sturaro
26' Juan Jesus receives a booking
24' Sturaro sees yellow after a foul on Guarin
23' Handanovic denies Fetfatzidis after his near-post run
22' Guarin with a powerful shot after a corner. Perin saves and Milito nearly puts away the rebound
20' The lively Fetfatsidis attacks again, but his shot this time is well wide
19' Handanovic with a superb save to deny Fetfatsidis. Corner for Genoa
18' 2nd substitution for Inter: Guarin comes on for Kuzmanovic
16' Bertolacci is booked for a late challenge on Milito
13' Vrsaljko receives a yellow card for his foul on Campagnaro
10' Still 0-0 at the 55-minute mark of this balanced and combattive game
7' Genoa on the attack again, first through Fetfatsidis, then Bertolacci
6' Genoa spring Gilardino on a counterattack but he's foiled by the waterlogged conditions in the box. Inter clear
1' The Nerazzurri take the kick-off to begin the 2nd half of Genoa v Inter
1' Inter threaten immediately as Kovacic finds Palacio in the box. The Argentine attacker tries to curl the ball into the top corner but fails to calibrate proprerly
Average rating 4.53
wins(19) draws(23) defeats(28)
GENOA - Inter left the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa in defeat and under a torrential rain. The Rossoblù snatched the 1-0 victory thanks to a header from Antonelli in the 83rd minute.

To face this Genoa side, guided by ex-Nerazzurri coach Gasperini, Milito returned as a starter, alongside Palacio and Alvarez in attack. Jonathan, Kuzmanovic, Cambiasso and Nagatomo lined up in midfield. And Campagnaro, Rolando and Juan Jesus formed a 3-man defence in front of Handanovic in goal.  

After 10 minutes a solid chance fell to Inter but Perin did well to keep out Jonathan’s fierce shot. The Nerazzurri continued to push and once again it was the Brazilian full-back who threatened to score. However, after just 20 minutes Alvarez was forced to leave the pitch after taking a knock to his knee. Palacio pounced on a poor back-pass from Cofie before sending his shot inches wide of the far post. 

Both sides were struggling with the playing surface, which was rendered almost unplayable due to the heavy and continuous rain. In the 39th minute the Rossoblù had their first clear chance when Marchese’s header tested Handanovic from a corner. After a minute of injury time the first half ended at 0-0. 

Just moments into the second half Kovacic picked out Palacio with a great ball, but the Argentine struggled to get his shot on target in the waterlogged box. The action switched to the other end when Gilardino gave the Nerazzurri defence a scare. On 64 minutes Fetfatzidis provided fireworks for the home fans with his two chances, then at the opposite end of the pitch Perin parried Guarin’s powerful blast, with Milito failing to put away the rebound. There were more sparks from Fetfatzidis before a controversial moment when Cofie handled the ball in the box. Just a few minutes later the Ghanaian got away with a tug on Milito. 

Then in the 81st minute El Principe fed his compatriot Palacio, whose deflected shot was saved by Perin. One minute later Gilardino chested down a pass in the box, only to see his shot saved when Juan Jesus decisively slid in to block it. On 83 minutes, however, Antonelli connected with a header from a corner to put the hosts ahead. Inter continued to battle and Botta nearly equalised when his header from Palacio’s cross was palmed away by Perin. But at the final whistle the hosts were the ones to claim the three points.

Genoa 1-0 Inter (HT: 0-0)
Scorer: Antonelli 83

Genoa: 1 Perin; 3 Antonini, 4 De Maio, 11 Gilardino (Calaiò 85), 13 Antonelli, 14 Cofie, 15 Marchese, 18 Fetfatzidis (Konate 76), 20 Vrsaljko, 69 Sturaro (De Ceglie 72), 91 Bertolacci.
Unused subs: 53 Bizzarri, 32 Donnarumma, 2 Sampirisi, 8 Biondini, 9 Stoian, 26 Centurion, 44 Sokoli, 78 Tozser, 99 Pierre.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 14 Campagnaro, 35 Rolando, 5 Juan Jesus (Botta 85); 2 Jonathan, 17 Kuzmanovic (Guarin 63), 19 Cambiasso, 55 Nagatomo; 11 Alvarez (Kovacic 66), 8 Palacio; 22 Milito.
Unused subs: 30 Carrizo, 12 Castellazzi, 4 Zanetti, 6 Andreolli, 16 Mudingayi, 21 Taider, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Referee: Rizzoli.
Booked: Cofie 9, Vrsaljko 58, Bertolacci 60, Sturaro 69, Juan Jesus 30, Konate 84. 
Added time: 1 + 3 minutes.

starting lineups

Perin 1 1 Handanovic
Antonini 3 14 Campagnaro
De Maio 4 35 Rolando
Gilardino 11 5 Jesus
Antonelli 13 2 Jonathan
Cofie 14 17 Kuzmanovic
Marchese 15 19 Cambiasso
Fetfatsidis 18 55 Nagatomo
Vrsaljko 20 11 Alvarez
Sturaro 69 8 Palacio
Bertolacci 91 22 Milito


Bizzarri 53 30 Carrizo
Donnarumma 32 12 Castellazzi
Sampirisi 2 4 Zanetti
Biondini 8 6 Andreolli
Stoian 9 10 Kovacic
Calaiò 16 13 Guarin
Centurion 26 16 Mudingayi
De Ceglie 29 20 Botta
Sokoli 44 21 Taïder
Konate 77 23 Ranocchia
Tozser 78 25 Samuel
Pierre 99