Final score

24 September 2014 20:45

41' (2nd half) Hernanes
40' Osvaldo
2 - 0
Referee: Andrea Gervasoni / Linesmen: Preti, Passeri / Fourth official: Cariolato / Assistants: Tagliavento, Versini
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Minute Text commentary
48' Inter take a 1-0 lead into the dressing rooms at the break thanks to Osvaldo's stunning volley
40' GOAL FOR INTER! Osvaldo breaks the deadlock with a brilliantly taken flying volley from just inside the box! 1-0
37' Guarin finds Jonathan with a superb pass, the Brazilian's shot is charged down but he wins a corner
30' Palacio steps up but Sportiello saves his effort from 12 yards
29' PENALTY! Benalouane fouls Ranocchia and Gervasoni points to the spot
28' Carmona is booked for a foul on Osvaldo
25' Mazzarri makes an enforced substitution: Mauro Icardi goes off with a knock. Daniel Osvaldo comes on in his place
24' Guarin wins the ball in midfield, brings it forward and finds Kovacic, who tries to place it in the top corner: high
17' Kovacic plays in Palacio and the Argentine gets in a decent shot. Sportiello is equal to it
16' WOODWORK! Vidic stoops to connect with Jonathan's header and sees his effort come off the post!
15' Dodo whips in a cross, Jonathan can't quite reach it. Cherubin gets a touch and that's a corner for Mazzarri's men
12' Guarin pumps a free kick towards the penalty box, Ranocchia gets up but is then grounded after taking a blow
9' A corner for Inter is cleared as far as Medel, who lashes just wide
8' Guarin's free kick is directed behind and Inter win their first corner
1' The visitors get the ball rolling. Inter v Atalanta is under way! Forza Inter!
Minute Text commentary
48' There's the final whistle! Inter beat Atalanta 2-0 thanks to Osvaldo and Hernanes and move on to 8 points
45' Three minutes of added time to play
41' Hernanes smashes in goal number two with a free kick from the edge of the box, before launching himself into acrobatic celebrations!
39' Lovely play by Kovacic, he puts in a cross and it comes to Medel, whose shot is turned behind by Sportiello
36' Hernanes has a go from the edge of the area after linking up with Kovacic: it flies over
29' Palacio goes off after impressing on his return to the team and hitting the woodwork. M'Vila comes on
29' Kovacic is shown a yellow card for holding back Zappacosta
22' Hernanes gets an early shot in, it takes a deflection before Sportiello gathers
20' Another change for Inter, Guarin goes off, Hernanes comes on
9' Palacio hits the upright! He strikes it well from the edge of the box but it comes back off the foot of the post
6' The visitors make a double change, D'Alessandro and Moralez replaced by Gomez and Boakye
1' The Nerazzurri get the game going again. No changes during the break
Average rating 6.76
6 shots on target 2
15 shots off target 12
13 fouls committed 14
6 corners 11
0 offsides 2
45% ball possession 55%
Inter: no goals conceded at home in 268 minutes

Since the end of last season, Inter haven’t conceded a single goal at home in 268 minutes of play. The two home matches so far this season – the 6-0 win against Stjarnan in the Europa League and the 7-0 thrashing of Sassuolo in Serie A – and the final 88 minutes of Inter’s 4-1 win over Lazio make up the impressive statistic. The last goal scored against Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza was Biava’s 2nd-minute strike in that match on 10 May.

100 Serie A appearances for Andreolli

Marco Andreolli will reach the milestone of 100 Serie A appearances if he makes it onto the pitch tonight. After making his debut for Inter on 29 May 2005 in a 0-0 draw at home to Reggina, Andreolli went on to make Serie A appearances for Roma and Chievo Verona before returning to Inter in 2013.

Only one clean sheet in eight for Atalanta away

In their last eight away matches, taking into account both last season and the present campaign, Atalanta have only managed to keep a clean sheet once: a 0-1 win over Juventus on 5 May 2014. The Bergamo outfit have conceded ten goals in the other seven encounters.

200th match in Italy for Avramov

If selected, Vlada Avramov will celebrate his 200th appearance in Italian football tonight. The Serbian has manned the posts for Vicenza, Pescara, Treviso, Fiorentina, Cagliari, Torino and now Atalanta, amassing 36 appearances in Serie A, 150 in Serie B, 12 in the Coppa Italia and one in European competition.

wins(42) draws(10) defeats(9)

MILAN - Inter continued their imperious early-season home form as they beat Atalanta 2-0 in tonight's Serie A Week 4 match at the Stadio Meazza.

Osvaldo opened the scoring towards the end of the first period with a beautifully taken acrobatic effort from the edge of the box. Hernanes then came off the bench to blast a superbly struck free kick past Sportiello and wrap up the points with the clock ticking down. Palacio was lively on his return to the starting line-up and unlucky too - he was denied by the post.

Inter 2-0 Atalanta (HT 1-0)
Scorers: Osvaldo 40, Hernanes 86.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 15 Vidic, 5 Juan Jesus; 2 Jonathan, 13 Guarin (88 Hernanes, 65), 18 Medel, 10 Kovacic, 22 Dodo; 8 Palacio (90 M'Vila, 74), 9 Icardi (7 Osvaldo, 25).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 6 Andreolli, 14 Campagnaro, 17 Kuzmanovic, 20 Obi, 25 Mbaye, 33 D'Ambrosio, 44 Krhin, 55 Nagatomo.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri

Atalanta: 57 Sportiello; 22 Zappacosta, 29 Benalouane, 33 Cherubin, 93 Dramé; 7 D'Alessandro (10 Gomez, 51), 21 Cigarini, 17 Carmona, 18 Estigarribia; 9 Bianchi (19 Denis, 73), 11 Moralez (99 Boakye, 51).
Subs not used: 1 Avramov, 3 Del Grosso, 5 Scaloni, 6 Bellini, 7 Raimondi, 8 Migliaccio, 10 Gomez, 16 Baselli, 20 Biava, 31 Molina.

Coach: Stefano Colantuono.

Referee: Andrea Gervasoni (Mantova).

Booked: Carmona 28, Kovacic 74, Boakye 89.
Added time: 3+3 minutes.


starting lineups

Handanovic 1 57 Sportiello
Ranocchia 23 22 Zappacosta
Vidic 15 29 Benalouane
Jesus 5 33 Cherubin
Jonathan 2 93 Dramé
Guarin 13 7 D'Alessandro
Medel 18 21 Cigarini
Kovacic 10 17 Carmona
Dodò 22 18 Estigarribia
Palacio 8 9 Bianchi
Icardi 9 11 Moralez


Carrizo 30 1 Avramov
Andreolli 6 3 Del Grosso
Osvaldo 7 5 Scaloni
Campagnaro 14 6 Bellini
Kuzmanovic 17 7 Raimondi
Obi 20 8 Migliaccio
Mbaye 25 10 Gomez
D'Ambrosio 33 16 Baselli
Krhin 44 19 Denis
Nagatomo 55 20 Biava
Hernanes 88 31 Molina
M'Vila 90 99 Boakye