Final score

9 March 2014 15:00

30' Palacio
1 - 0
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese / Linesmen: Barbirati, Schenone / Fourth official: Ghiandai / Assistants: Celi, Tommasi
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46' The first half ends: Inter 1-0 Torino
45' The referee signals for 1 minute of injury time
41' Hernanes rips a left-footer from outside of the box. Wide
30' GOAL INTER: one-two between Palacio and Cambiasso before the striker sends a looping header inside the far post. Inter take the lead!
26' Guarin bursts down the flank and sends in a cross. Palacio connects for a header. Miracle save from Padelli!
24' Hernanes finds Palacio who touches the ball for Guarin. His shot is blocked by 2 defenders
20' Immobile takes off towards the goal but Ranocchia snuffs out the danger
17' Rolando's long pass finds Icardi but his effort goes straight to Padelli
16' Inter continue to press forward through Guarin and Hernanes
14' From the corner Immobile shoots with his right. The ball goes high. A missed chance for Torino
13' Immobile finds Cerci wide. Ranocchia cuts out the danger and gives away a corner
12' Guarin steps up to take a free kick but sends the ball well over the bar
10' The Nerazzurri advance and earn a corner kick
1' The Granata take the kick-off and Inter v Torino is underway
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49' And it's game over as Inter beat Torino 1-0!
49' Moretti picks up a yellow card for protesting
48' El Kaddouri receives the ball from Cerci but his shot is off-target
45' Three minutes of injury time added
44' Inter's final substitution: Taider comes off for Icardi
41' Darmian is booked for his foul on Palacio
40' Torino's final substitution: Meggiorini comes on for Basha
37' Kovacic finds space but then sees his effort blocked
36' Hernanes feints his way past several players in the box and unleashes a right-footer that goes inches wide of the post
32' Tachtsidis sees a yellow card for his foul on Kovacic
30' Another sub for Inter: Andreolli comes on for Campagnaro
28' Padelli saves Kovacic's long-range left-footer
27' Jonathan launches a counterattack for Inter
24' First substitution for the Nerazzurri: Guarin comes off for Kovacic
23' Cambiasso does well to close down Immobile
20' Another substitution for Torino, as Tachtsidis takes the place of Vives
18' Hernanes serves in a free kick. Palacio connects with his right and sends the ball just over the crossbar
14' Torino are looking far more lively this half, but Inter refuse to give an inch
12' First substitution for Torino: El Kaddouri comes on for Kurtic
11' Basha with a powerful right-footer from distance that whistles just wide of the near post
3' Handanovic comes up big with a save following Kurtic's shot
1' The second half is underway as Inter take the kick-off
Average rating 6.65
3 shots on target 2
12 shots off target 4
8 fouls committed 15
2 corners 5
1 offsides 3
60 ball possession 40
wins(47) draws(29) defeats(17)

MILAN – On the day of Inter’s 106th birthday, and with president Erick Thohir in the stands, the Nerazzurri were able to celebrate with a victory, thanks to Rodrigo Palacio’s 30th-minute header.

For this clash against Torino, and with Juan Jesus suspended, Mazzarri chose a three-man defence of Rolando, Ranocchia and Campagnaro in front of Handanovic in goal. Jonathan and Nagatomo were tasked with working the flanks outside of Guarin, Cambiasso and Hernanes in midfield. Starting in attack were Palacio and Icardi.

After a quarter of an hour, and some balanced play, the first big chance fell to Torino but Immobile blasted his shot high. Inter looked to respond through Icardi and Palacio, and on 26 minutes Rodrigo got on the end of a fantastic ball from Guarin only to see Padelli reject his header. Then in the 30th minute Palacio had a second chance and didn’t disappoint, when his looping header got the best of the Granata keeper to sneak in at the far post. The Nerazzurri were now in the lead. After a minute of added time the teams went to the dressing rooms with the hosts leading 1-0.

Torino started the second half in lively fashion, but Inter held strong. Hernanes nearly provided Palacio with a brace. On 81 minutes it was the Brazilian who showed his class when he shot just wide after a mesmerising run through the box. Ventura’s side were looking more aggressive but after three minutes of injury time Mazzarri’s boys were the ones to claim the three points: 1-0 to Inter.

Inter 1-0 Torino (HT: 1-0)
Scorer: Palacio 30

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 35 Rolando, 23 Ranocchia, 14 Campagnaro (Andreolli 76); 2 Jonathan, 13 Guarin (Kovacic 69), 19 Cambiasso; 88 Hernanes, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio, 9 Icardi (Taider 89).
Unused subs: 30 Carrizo, 12 Castellazzi, 4 Zanetti, 17 Kuzmanovic, 20 Botta, 22 Milito, 33 D'Ambrosio.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Torino: 30 Padelli; 2 G. Rodriguez, 4 Basha (Meggiorini 85), 8 Farnerud, 9 Immobile, 11 Cerci, 20 Vives (Tachtsidis 65), 24 Moretti, 27 Kurtic (El Kaddouri 57), 29 Vesovic, 36 Darmian.
Unused subs: 23 L. Gomis, 32 Berni, 10 Barreto, 14 Gazzi, 31 Gyasi, 34 Barreca, 49 Aramu.
Coach: Giampiero Ventura.

Referee: Calvarese.

Booked: Vives 54, Tachtsidis 77, Darmian 86, Moretti 90+4.
Added time: 1 + 3 minutes.
Attendance: 43,543.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 30 Padelli
Rolando 35 2 G. Rodriguez
Ranocchia 23 4 Basha
Campagnaro 14 8 Farnerud
Jonathan 2 9 Immobile
Guarin 13 11 Cerci
Cambiasso 19 20 Vives
Hernanes 88 24 Moretti
Nagatomo 55 27 Kurtic
Palacio 8 29 Vesovic
Icardi 9 36 Darmian


Carrizo 30 23 L. Gomis
Castellazzi 12 32 Berni
Zanetti 4 7 El Kaddouri
Kovacic 10 10 Barreto
Kuzmanovic 17 14 Gazzi
Botta 20 31 Gyasi
Taïder 21 34 Barreca
Milito 22 49 Aramu
D'Ambrosio 33 69 Meggiorini
Andreolli 6 77 Tachtsidis