Final score

31 August 2014 20:45

0 - 0
Referee: Daniele Doveri / Linesmen: Giallatini, Dobosz / Fourth official: Tasso / Assistants: Giacomelli, Fabbri
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45' The first half between Torino and Inter ends 0-0
42' Torino earn a free kick that ends in an Inter counterattack
33' From the edge of the box, Hernanes gets his head on Dodo's ball. Wide
30' Quagliarella attempts a volley but his effort is well off target
28' El Kaddouri takes off on a run but Ranocchia closes him down. Corner for Torino
22' Inter pressure. Vidic gets his head on a cross from Jonathan in the box. Off target
18' Torino earn a penalty for a foul on Quagliarella
18' Handanovic pulls off a miracle to save Larrondo's spot kick
17' Dodo protects the ball and is fouled by Maksimovic
13' Handanovic safely claims the Granata's corner kick
12' Torino counter before Juan Jesus clears to give away a corner
11' Another corner for Inter. Darmian clears Jonathan's ball
8' Jonathan turns El Kaddouri inside out and earns a corner
5' Torino push forward but Jonathan keeps El Kaddouri under wraps
2' M'Vila shoots wide from the top of the box.
1' The Nerazzurri take the kick-off and the season opener is underway!
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48' The referee signals for three minutes of injury time
46' Vidic is sent off
44' Hernandes finds space to get off a shot. Deflected out for a corner
43' Corner. Osvaldo then whistled for offside
42' Inter press forward and earn a corner
39' Substitution for the Nerazzurri as Nagatomo comes on for Jonathan
37' Handanovic stretches to catch a corner from Sanchez Mino
35' Inter send on D'Ambrosio for Dodo
31' Jonathan crosses from the right for an Icardi header. Off target
29' Jonathan finds Hernanes who turns and shoots at the edge of the box. Corner
26' Maksimovic comes off for Molinaro
23' Brilliant ball from Hernanes for Osvaldo. The forward shoots inside the box. Blocked by Padelli and cleared by Maksimovic
22' Hernanes receives a booking
20' Jonathan sends in a corner. Osvaldo connects and sees his header sail off target
18' Slick interplay between Hernanes, Osvaldo and Icardi. The Argentine's shot is deflected for a corner
15' Vidic pressures Quagliarella causing the forward to shoot well wide
13' Osvaldo leaps to meet a great cross from Dodo and sees his header go wide of Padelli's far post
12' This marks Osvaldo's first league match in an Inter shirt
11' Osvaldo substituted on for M'Vila
10' El Kaddouri comes off for Sanchez Mino
9' Larrondo flicks on for Quagliarella but the forward's shot finishes off target
7' Bovo with an attempt from over 30 yards, easily handled by Handanovic
6' Quagliarella centers the ball for Larrondo. Stopped by Handanovic
4' Corner for Torino. Ranocchia closes down El Kaddouri before Handanovic punches the ball away
1' The second half begins with no substitutions
Average rating 5.46
3 shots on target 2
6 shots off target 9
10 fouls committed 11
6 corners 10
2 offsides 2
42% ball possession 58%
Torino, no home win against the Nerazzurri since 1994

The last 10 meetings in Piedmont have seen one draw (last season) and - before that - nine consecutive wins for Inter. The last time the Granata beat Inter was on 27 February 1994. Poggi and Cois with the goals in a 2-0 win.

Toro unbeaten in 12 competitive matches

The hosts are unbeaten in a dozen matches in all competitions, a run stretching back to last season. Their sequence comprises eight wins and four draws. The last time the Granata succumbed to defeat was at Roma on 25 March.

Torino 371 minutes without conceding

Ventura's men haven't conceded since Rebic found the net in the 79th minute of Fiorentina 2-2 Torino on 18 May. The remaining 11 minutes of that match, plus four clean sheets in this season's Europa League (0-3 and 4-0 over Brommapojkarna, 0-0 and 1-0 over Split) mean that Padelli hasn't conceded in 371 minutes.

Torino v Inter in Week 1: Granata yet to win and yet to score

Torino play Inter on the opening weekend of the season for the fifth time in their history. The Nerazzurri have won three and drawn one of the previous four matches, with the Granata failing to score in any of those games. Inter won 1-0 in Milan in 1942 thanks to a goal from Demaria. The 1957 meeting in Milan ended goalless. Inter won 2-0 in Turin in 1994, before a 1-0 home victory in 2002.

Mazzarri set to pick up points for the 400th time in his career

Walter Mazzarri has taken points from 399 games in his time as a coach: he has 225 wins and 174 draws from his 565 total matches in charge of Acireale, Pistoiese, Livorno, Reggina, Sampdoria, Napoli and Inter. He registered his first points as a coach on 23 September 2001 as Acireale drew 1-1 away at Puteolana in Serie C2.

Mazzarri, more games in Serie A than anyone else

Walter Mazzarri has more appearances than any other coach in Serie A at the start of the 2014/15 campaign: he has been in the dugout for 373 matches, recording 149 wins, 116 draws and 108 defeats.

Ventura has only beaten Mazzarri once, 11 years ago. Mazzarri's teams always on target

The two coaches have faced off on 10 occasions in the past. Giampiero Ventura has just one win to his name (in the first meeting between the coaches, Cagliari 4-1 Livorno on 18 October 2003, Serie B), three have ended level and Mazzarri has prevailed in the remaining six. Mazzarri's sides have also scored in all 10 of the two coaches' previous meetings, finding the net 23 times in total.

Ventura never on winning side and his teams always concede

Giampiero Ventura will meet Inter as a coach for the 13th time in his career tonight. He has never emerged on the winning side against the Nerazzurri, drawing five and losing seven. Inter have scored in every one of their dozen meetings, hitting 31 goals in the process. Interestingly, Ventura's Serie A debut came against the Nerazzurri on 13 September 1998 as Cagliari held Inter to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

Mazzari has only lost once to Torino but his teams have always conceded in Turin

Walter Mazzarri has played Torino 12 times, winning six, drawing five and losing one. Mazzarri's sides have conceded at least once in his six games at Torino, letting in 10 in total. Mazzarri was due to meet Torino in the 2003/04 Coppa Italia when he was in charge of Livorno: the match ultimately didn't go ahead and both sides went out following protests against the expansion of Serie B to 24 teams.

wins(32) draws(27) defeats(32)

starting lineups

Padelli 30 1 Handanovic
Bovo 5 23 Ranocchia
Glik 25 15 Vidic
Moretti 24 5 Jesus
Darmian 36 2 Jonathan
Nocerino 23 90 M'Vila
Gazzi 14 18 Medel
El Kaddouri 7 22 Dodò
Maksimovic 19 88 Hernanes
Quagliarella 27 10 Kovacic
Larrondo 9 9 Icardi


Gillet 1 30 Carrizo
Molinaro 3 46 Berni
Martinez 17 6 Andreolli
Jansson 18 7 Osvaldo
Gaston Silva 21 14 Campagnaro
Sanchez Mino 28 17 Kuzmanovic
Vesovic 29 20 Obi
Masiello 32 33 D'Ambrosio
Benassi 94 44 Krhin
55 Nagatomo
97 Bonazzoli