Final score

21 September 2014 20:45

3' Vazquez
1 - 1
42' Kovacic
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Posado, Marrazzo / Fourth official: Passeri / Assistants: Mazzoleni, Cervellera
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45' The first half ends Palermo 1-1 Inter, with goals from Vazquez and Kovacic
45' Guarin takes a free kick for Inter: headed in by Vidic, but Valeri disallows the goal for offside
44' Rigoni shown a yellow card for his foul on Guarin
42' GOAL INTER! Feddal steals the ball from Osvaldo before being surprised by Kovacic, who hammers the ball past Sorrentino
36' Rigoni goes down in the box, exaggerating a challenge from Medel who however is shown a yellow card
32' Juan Jesus receives the game's first booking for a foul on Dybala
32' Guarin lets fly with a right-footer from distance that goes screaming just wide of Sorrentino's post
21' Dybala crosses centrally. Terzi controls the ball with his knee before shooting over the crossbar
19' Lazaar whips in a dangerous cross for Morganella
15' Vazquez shoots from distance, deflected out for a corner
9' Corner for Inter. Guarin finds Kovacic but Rigoni snuffs out the danger
6' Morganella steals the ball from Nagatomo but Vidic is alert and closes down Dybala
3' GOAL PALERMO: Vazquez capitalises on an error from Vidic to make it 1-0
2' Medel takes the free kick and sees a deflection send it high
1' The Stadio Renzo Barbera tonight hosts Palermo v Inter, the Week 3 match of the 2014/15 Serie A season
1' Feddal fouls the dribbling D'Ambrosio. Free kick for Inter from a dangerous position
1' Inter take the opening kick-off
1' Officiating tonight is Paolo Valeri of the Roma section
1' Osvaldo and Icardi lead the Nerazzurri attack, while Palermo field Vazquez and Dybala up top
1' D'Ambrosio lines up at right-back. Guarin starts for 2nd consecutive game. Medel, Kovacic and Nagatomo play
1' After resting for the Europa League clash, Ranocchia once again wears the captain's armband, next to Vidic and Juan Jesus
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49' The game ends: Palermo 1-1 Inter. Goals from Vazquez (3rd minute) and Kovacic (42nd minute)
49' Cross from Guarin. Osvaldo connects for a header, forcing a great save from Sorrentino
48' A right-footer from Hernanes. Off target
46' Dodo booked for his foul on Dybala
45' Four minutes of injury time added
43' Palermo coach Iachini is sent off
42' Belotti scores, but after Valeri had whistled for a foul on Nagatomo. No goal
39' Handanovic drops low to block a shot from Belotti
38' Final sub for Palermo: goal-scorer Vazquez comes off for Quaison
35' Ranocchia booked for his challenge on Vazquez
34' Final sub for Inter: Palacio takes the place of Kovacic
33' Kovacic and Icardi combine to create a chance for Guarin, subsequently saved by Sorrentino
30' Another chance for Iachini's boys: Vazquez's half-volley goes wide from close range
29' Palermo player Daprelà comes on for Lazaar
28' Palermo counter and Vazquez sends a shot crashing against the Nerazzurri crossbar
23' Guarin picks out Icardi but Sorrentino is off his line to snuff out the danger
20' Substitution for Palermo: Bolzoni comes off for Belotti
20' Mazzarri goes to the bench again, sending on Hernanes for Juan Jesus
14' Osvaldo's long pass reaches Guarin who just misses what would have been a tap-in
11' Substitution for Inter: Dodo comes on for D'Ambrosio
5' Guarin takes a free kick that finds the head of Vidic. Icardi converts from close range but only after the play had been stopped
4' Morganella booked for his foul on Guarin
2' Big save from Handanovic after Dybala's shot is deflected by Juan Jesus
1' The second half is now underway
Average rating 5.08
2 shots on target 3
11 shots off target 10
16 fouls committed 9
5 corners 2
0 offsides 2
38% ball possession 62%
Rosanero without a home win since April

Palermo haven't won in front of their own fans since a 1-0 victory over Reggina in Serie B on 17 April. They have managed three draws and two defeats at home since then.

Palermo's last win in Serie A came against Inter

Palermo's most recent success in the Italian top flight came against Inter: Ilicic scored the solitary goal in the Sicilians' win on 28 April 2013. What remained of the 2012/13 season plus their start to this campaign means they have drawn one and lost five of their last six Serie A matches.

Inter yet to concede in 2014/15

Inter haven't let in a goal in their last 450 minutes of action. The Nerazzurri kept cleans sheets against Stjarnan (3-0 away, 6-0 at home), in their opening two league games (0-0 at Torino and 7-0 over Sassuolo) and in their first Europa League group game (1-0 win over Dnipro in Kiev).

Andreolli one away from a ton

Marco Andreolli could make his 100th appearance in Serie A tonight. He made his debut in a 0-0 home draw with Reggina on 29 May 2005. He has also represented Roma and Chievo.

Icardi top scorer in Italy in 2014/15

Mauro Icardi has scored the most goals in all competitions in Italy this season. The Argentine's tally stands at six thanks to three goals against Stjarnan in the Europa League play-off and a hat-trick at home to Sassuolo last weekend.

Iachini unbeaten in high-scoring previous meetings

Giuseppe Iachini has never lost to Inter: the current Palermo coach has won once and drawn twice (both 1-1s). The three matches have produced eight goals, five for Iachini's sides and three for the Nerazzurri.

Mazzarri leads 8-5

Walter Mazzarri has met Palermo on 19 occasions. The Nerazzurri coach has won eight, drawn six and lost five against the side from Sicily.

wins(10) draws(13) defeats(6)

PALERMO – Tonight’s clash at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Palermo ended as a draw, and what we saw on display was the Nerazzurri’s determination and character that allowed them to set things right after a shaky start. We refer specifically to the goal from Vazquez on 3 minutes after a rare moment of indecision from Vidic. It was the first one let in in 453 minutes. It also served as a wake-up call, even if it took a bit of time on this hot and humid evening in Sicily. And in between there were some nervy moments for Inter, such as when Dybala nearly scored in the 15th minute. Or when Lazaar’s cross sliced invitingly through the Nerazzurri box untouched. 

However, Inter showed they were still in this match, and it was Guarin who shook the team to life with one of his trademark long-range blasts that finished just off target. Then on 42 minutes came the equaliser through Kovacic, who advanced and found the net with a clinical right-footer. The result gave a boost to the visitors who grew stronger as the half proceeded. Just before the half-time whistle Vidic saw his goal disallowed, as Osvaldo was in an offside position.

The second half began as the first one had, with another disallowed goal – this one 'scored' by Icardi. But Inter tried to up the tempo. In the 59th minute Guarin threatened again, after a lovely pass from Osvaldo allowed him to let rip with an effort that finished inches off target. The action began to resemble a pinball game, and chances were coming at both ends. On 73 minutes Vazquez sent his shot crashing off the crossbar from inside the box. Just minutes later another laser from Guarin had Sorrentino diving to save his side once again. 

Palermo, urged on by the passionate Rosanero fans, had Inter under pressure. Belotti saw his shot hit the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed for the preceding foul on Nagatomo. Then came another heart-stopping moment as Sorrentino miraculously managed to keep out Osvaldo’s well-placed header. After four minutes of injury time the game ended, leaving each side with a point. The Nerazzurri’s next stop: the San Siro on Wednesday 24 September to face Atalanta in another league clash.

Palermo 1-1 Inter (HT: 1-1) 

Scorers: Vazquez 3, Kovacic 42.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 15 Vidic, 5 Juan Jesus (Hernanes 65); 33 D'Ambrosio (Dodo 56), 13 Guarin, 18 Medel, 10 Kovacic (Palacio 79), 55 Nagatomo; 7 Osvaldo, 9 Icardi.
Unused subs: 30 Carrizo, 2 Jonathan, 6 Andreolli, 8 Palacio, 14 Campagnaro, 17 Kuzmanovic, 20 Obi, 25 Mbaye, 44 Krhin, 90 M'Vila.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Palermo: 70 Sorrentino; 4 Anderlkovic, 19 Terzi, 23 Feddal; 89 Morganella, 15 Bolzoni (Belotti 65), 27 Rigoni, 8 Barreto, 7 Lazaar (Drapelà 73); 20 Vazquez (Quaison 83), 9 Dybala.
Unused subs: 1 Ujkani, 2 Vitiello, 3 Pisano, 10 Pereira, 11 Christoffersen, 13 Palmieri Dos Santos, 17 Ngoyi, 18 Chochev, 22 Bamba.
Coach: Giuseppe Iachini.

Booked: Juan Jesus 33, Medel 36, Rigoni 44, Morganella 48, Ranocchia 80, Dodo 91.
Sent off: Iachini 88.
Added time: 1+4 minutes.

Referee: Valeri.
Assistants: Posado, Marrazzo.
Additional assistants: Mazzoleni, Cervellera.
4th official: Passeri. 

starting lineups

Sorrentino 70 1 Handanovic
Anderlkovic 4 23 Ranocchia
Terzi 19 15 Vidic
Feddal 23 5 Jesus
Morganella 89 33 D'Ambrosio
Bolzoni 15 13 Guarin
Rigoni 27 18 Medel
Barreto 8 10 Kovacic
Lazaar 7 55 Nagatomo
Vazquez 20 7 Osvaldo
Dybala 9 9 Icardi


Ujkani 1 30 Carrizo
Vitiello 2 2 Jonathan
Pisano 3 6 Andreolli
Pereira 10 8 Palacio
Christoffersen 11 14 Campagnaro
P.Dos Santos 13 17 Kuzmanovic
Ngoyi 17 20 Obi
Chochev 18 22 Dodò
Quaison 21 25 Mbaye
Bamba 22 44 Krhin
Daprelà 33 88 Hernanes
Belotti 99 90 M'Vila