Final score

14 September 2014 15:00

29' (2nd half) Guarin
27' (2nd half) Osvaldo
8' (2nd half) Icardi
43' Osvaldo
30' Icardi
21' Kovacic
4' Icardi
7 - 0
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese / Linesmen: Vuoto, Longo / Fourth official: Padovan / Assistants: Russo, Aureliano
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46' Half-time. Both teams head to the dressing room with the score at 4-0
45' Calvarese signals for one minute of injury time
43' GOAL OSVALDO! After some fine work by Dodo, the striker puts away a loose ball from close range. 4-0!
40' Zaza with a long pass for Gazzola. Juan Jesus cleans up the danger
39' Individual action from Kovacic who charges into the box before being closed down by the Sassuolo defence
38' Berardi with a left-footer from distance that sails high
33' Ariaudo receives the game's first booking after his foul on Icardi
30' GOAL ICARDI! Kovacic connects with Osvaldo. The ball then goes to Icardi who controls before curling it past the keeper. 3-0!
21' GOAL KOVACIC! Slick interplay between Icardi and Osvaldo releases the Croat who beats Consigli to make it 2-0
19' Dodo earns Inter's first corner. Nagatomo shoots, but it's blocked by Ariaudo
17' Substitution for Sassulo: Vrsaljko comes off for Gazzola
14' Inter press forward but Icardi is flagged for offside
13' Sassuolo attack through Vrsaljko whose cross gets past Handanovic, but Sansone fails to get on the end of it
10' Cross to the near post. Dodo wins the ball from Zaza and the Nerazzurri keep possession
9' Peluso shoots and wins a corner for the guests
7' Sassuolo advance and Manganelli tries from distance. Just high
4' Mauro Icardi claims Inter's first Serie A goal of 2014/15
4' Kovacic steals the ball, beats 2 men and finds Icardi. The Argentine then puts away his own rebound off Consigli to open the scoring. 1-0
1' Everything is ready at the San Siro for Inter v Sassuolo, the 1st home match of the 2014/15 Serie A season
1' The Nerazzurri kick off as Inter v Sassuolo gets underway
1' Gianpaolo Calvarese, from the Teramo section, to referee the match
1' Osvaldo and Icardi in attack. Palacio on the bench
1' Nagatomo at right midfield for injured Jonathan. Dodo on the left. Medel starts between Hernanes and Kovacic
1' Handanovic in goal. With Vidic suspended it's Andreolli, Ranocchia and Juan Jesus in central defence
Minute Text commentary
47' And again this season, another 7-0 final result between Inter and Sassuolo. Next stop: the Stadio Barbera in Palermo
45' Two minutes of injury time added
44' Osvaldo's cross makes contact with Manganelli's arm. No whistle from Calvarese
34' Pavoletti with a header in the box, easily saved by Handanovic
31' Final sub for Inter: Palacio comes on for Dodo
29' 7-0 NOW! Guarin gets his name on the score board as his shot ricochets off the post and into the net!
27' GOAL OSVALDO! Hernanes to Guarin, who provides a simple tap in for Osvaldo. 6-0!
20' Fredy Guarin comes on for Kovacic, who receives a warm round of applause
20' Substitution for Sassuolo: Zaza comes off for Pavoletti
17' Inter's first substitution: Nagatomo comes off for Mbaye
14' Red card for Berardi for a deliberate elbow to Juan Jesus' face. Sassuolo down to 10 men
11' After some initial difficulty, Handanovic saves Taider's long-range shot
8' GOAL ICARDI! Lovely assist from Kovacic, allowing the Argentine to notch a hat-trick with a first-time screamer! 5-0!
7' Zaza passes to Berardi for a volley. Controlled by Handanovic
3' Osvaldo side-foots the ball from the edge of the box, seeing it go inches wide of the post
1' The teams are back on the pitch for the second half
1' Sassuolo send on Taider for Missiroli
Average rating 7.59
10 shots on target 3
7 shots off target 7
16 fouls committed 15
6 corners 1
4 offsides 2
61% ball possession 39%
270 minutes since the Nerazzurri last conceded

Inter have kept three consecutive clean sheets and have yet to concede this season. They followed wins over Stjarnan (3-0 in Reykjavik and 6-0 at home) with a goalless draw at Torino on the opening day of the league season.

Inter have lost just one of their last 17 home matches

The Nerazzurri have only been defeated in one of their last 17 competitive home games. Atalanta won 2-1 at the Meazza on 23 March in the league. The remaining matches comprise eight wins and as many draws.

Sassuolo have scored in their last nine games

The Neroverdi are looking to score for the 10th match running: the last time they failed to find the net was on 30 April when they lost 2-0 at home to Roma in Serie A. The side from Reggio-Emilia have hit 19 goals since then.

Thumping defeat for Di Francesco in his only match against Inter

Eusebio Di Francesco will meet Inter for the second time as a coach: his Sassuolo team lost 7-0 to the Nerazzurri at the Mapei Stadium on 22 September 2013.

Pomini on the verge of 200th appearance for the Neroverdi

Alberto Pomini will make his 200th appearance for the Neroverdi should he feature at the San Siro today. He has been at Sassuolo since 2004/05, making four appearances in Serie A, 112 in the second tier, 25 in Serie C1 and a further 38 in Serie C2. His tally also includes 10 cup matches. He made his debut for the club in a 1-1 home draw against San Marino on 16 March 2003 in Serie C2.

Di Francesco with two milestone defeats

Walter Mazzarri has emerged victorious in both of his meetings with Eusebio Di Francesco. They were both days to forget for the Neroverdi coach: Napoli 4-2 Lecce spelled the end of his time in charge in Puglia, while last season's 7-0 home reverse to the Nerazzurri remains Di Francesco's heaviest defeat as a coach.

wins(4) draws(2) defeats(5)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 47 Consigli
Andreolli 6 11 Vrsaljko
Ranocchia 23 26 Terranova
Jesus 5 13 Ariaudo
Nagatomo 55 31 Peluso
Hernanes 88 8 Biondini
Medel 18 4 Manganelli
Kovacic 10 7 Missiroli
Dodò 22 10 Zaza
Osvaldo 7 17 Sansone
Icardi 9 25 Berardi


Carrizo 30 1 Pomini
Berni 46 16 Polito
Palacio 8 3 Longhi
Guarin 13 5 Antei
Campagnaro 14 14 Pavoletti
Kuzmanovic 17 15 Acerbi
Obi 20 19 Taider
Mbaye 25 23 Gazzola
D'Ambrosio 33 33 Brighi
Krhin 44 83 Floro Flores
M'Vila 90 95 Gliozzi
99 Floccari