Final score

9 November 2014 20:45

3' (2nd half) Icardi
18' Icardi
2 - 2
Hellas Verona
44' (2nd half) Nicolas Lopez
10' Toni
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Crispo, Iori / Fourth official: Ranghetti / Assistants: Di Bello, Aureliano
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46' We head into the break with the scores even: Icardi equalised after Toni's opener. 1-1
44' Medel picks up a yellow card for a foul on Gomez
42' Moras hits a ball up for Christodoulopoulos, Ranocchia puts it behind for a corner
37' Inter work the ball around nicely before Kuzmanovic's cross is met by Dodo at the far post: his effort loops over the bar
31' Dodo's been a handful for Verona on the left wing. He whips in another cross, Rafael flaps it away, it returns to Dodo but he shoots weakly
25' Moras beats Palacio to Dodo's delivery and concedes a corner
24' Woodwork again! Palacio's cross-shot hits the upright
20' Kuzmanovic shakes the post with a vicious effort from the edge of the box
18' ICARDI EQUALISES! A similarly worked goal to Verona's: Ranocchia crosses, Palacio knocks down and Mauro volleys Inter level
15' Kuzmanovic works himself a yard of space and goes for goal, it flies over
14' Hallfredsson wins the ball but fails to pick out Toni with his pass
10' Verona take the lead: Ionita sends in a cross and Christodoulopoulos nods down for Toni, who fires home on the volley. 0-1 to the visitors
9' Great play by Kuzmanovic before he's floored by Agostini. Free kick to Inter
2' A long ball is played into the box for Nagatomo but Rocchi blows for offside
1' Welcome along to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for tonight's Serie A match between Inter and Hellas Verona
1' Verona take the kick-off and we're away. Forza Inter!
1' Ranocchia, Vidic and Juan Jesus at the back. Medel lines up between Kuzmanovic and Kovacic in midfield. Palacio and Icardi the front two
1' Nagatomo has recovered from a bout of flu to take his place on the right flank with Dodo on the left
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49' It ends 2-2. Icardi bagged a brace for Inter with Toni and Nico Lopez on target for Verona. Nerazzurri move up to 16 points in the table
48' Last change for Inter. Icardi is replaced by Osvaldo
45' There'll be four minutes of added time
44' Goal for Verona. Nico Lopez fires in an equaliser for the visitors
42' Another substitution for Inter: Palacio leaves the field with Obi coming on in his place
40' Christodoulopoulos swings in a corner that Handanovic leaps to claim
39' Toni lays off for Campanharo but the substitute's effort is off target
38' So close to a third! Vidic beats his marker from the corner but nods agonisingly wide
35' Double switch for Mandorlini as Nico Lopez and Saviola replace Ionita and Gomez
33' Ionita earns a corner: Christodoulopoulos takes it, Ionita can only direct his header wide
26' Moras goes into the ref's book for obstructing Nagatomo
22' Christodoulopoulos crashes a shot against the bar after receiving Toni's lay-off. Verona claim a goal but it bounced up off the line
20' Mandorlini shakes things up himself, bringing on Campanharo for Hallfredsson
19' First change for Mazzarri. Kovacic makes way for Krhin
15' Agostini crosses for Ionita, who tries to hit it on the turn but can't keep it down
12' Martic is booked for handball
9' Handanovic gathers Marquez's tricky header at the second attempt
7' Toni is the man to take the spot-kick but Handanovic pulls off another superb penalty stop to deny the former Italy striker!
6' Medel is adjudged to have voluntarily handled in the box: penalty to Verona and a second booking for the midfielder. Inter down to 10 men
3' ICARDI NETS HIS SECOND! The striker turns in Palacio's low ball to give Inter the lead. 2-1!
2' Dodo curls in a free kick behind the backline, Palacio is whiskers away from connecting at full stretch
1' Inter get the game started again. No changes during the interval
Average rating 5.43
4 shots on target 5
14 shots off target 12
9 fouls committed 13
5 corners 8
1 offsides 1
61% ball possession 39%
wins(26) draws(12) defeats(0)

MILAN – It ended honours even between Inter and Verona as tonight's Serie A Week 11 encounter at the Meazza finished 2-2.

Icardi struck twice – Palacio the provider on both occasions – to reverse the deficit after Toni had broken the deadlock, but with the minutes ticking away Mandorlini pulled a Conejo out of his hat and a piece of magic by substitute Saviola enabled Nico Lopez to steal a late point.

A cold and wet San Siro witnessed the visitors take an early lead. Hallfredsson found space on the right and swung in a cross, Gomez nodded back to Toni and the veteran hitman volleyed home the opener on 10 minutes.

Inter responded to falling behind by getting down Verona's throats. Kuzmanovic in particular was in a determined mood and he collected the ball between the lines and unleashed a powerful drive that flew not far over (15).

The Nerazzurri pushed on with 27,000 fans behind them and soon found themselves level with what was almost a carbon copy of Verona's goal. Ranocchia won the ball on the right and hit an accurate delivery towards the far post, where Palacio unselfishly knocked down for Icardi to fire past Rafael in the 18th minute.

Verona dropped deeper and Inter upped the pace looking to complete the turnaround. Kuzmanovic very nearly did just that within minutes but his 30-yard snapshot rattled the upright.

Christodoulopoulos drilled in a dangerous cross-shot with the first-half clock running down, but Handanovic was alert to it and managed to clear the danger despite the slippery surface.

The second period was barely two minutes old when the Nerazzurri took the lead. Medel slipped a pass down the channel to Palacio, who took it on the run and drilled low across the six-yard box for Icardi to sweep home on the far side.

Two minutes later Inter were reduced to ten men when Medel was punished for handling in the box with his second booking of the night. Toni had the chance to level matters from 12 yards but Handanovic confirmed his status as penalty-stopper extraordinaire by saving a fifth straight spot-kick.

Christodoulopoulos then had two chances inside four minutes (63 and 66), the second of those shaking the bar and bouncing off the line and out to send a shiver down Nerazzurri spines.

In the 84th minute Vidic was inches away from scoring his first competitive goal in black and blue when he nodded fractionally wide from a corner.

Verona kept believing until the end though, and when Saviola burst into the box and backheeled for fellow substitute Lopez, the Uruguayan slammed home a low drive between Handanovic and the near post. A cold shower for San Siro, as if the one that had been beating down on the stadium for much of the game wasn't enough.

Inter 2-2 Hellas Verona (HT 1-1)
Scorers: Toni 10, Icardi 18, Icardi 48, Nico Lopez 89.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 15 Vidic, 5 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo, 17 Kuzmanovic, 18 Medel, 10 Kovacic (44 Krhin, 64), 22 Dodò; 8 Palacio (20 Obi, 87), 9 Icardi (7 Osvaldo, 90+3).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 6 Andreolli, 25 Mbaye, 54 Donkor, 88 Hernanes, 97 Bonazzoli.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Hellas Verona: 1 Rafael; 71 Martic, 4 Marquez, 18 Moras, 33 Agostini; 23 Ionita (17 Nico Lopez, 80), 8 Obbiadi, 10 Hallfredsson (30 Campanharo 65); 20 Christodoulopoulos, 9 Toni, 21 Gomez (7 Saviola, 80).
Subs not used: 22 Benussi, 2 Rodriguez, 11 Jankovic, 16 Luna, 25 Marques, 27 Valoti, 28 Brivio, 40 Gonzalez, 99 Nené.
Coach: Andrea Mandorlini.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence).
Booked: Medel 44, 50, Martic 57, Moras 71.
Sent off: Medel 51.
Added time: 1+4 minutes.


starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Rafael
Ranocchia 23 71 Martic
Vidic 15 4 Marquez
Jesus 5 18 Moras
Nagatomo 55 33 Agostini
Kuzmanovic 17 23 Ionita
Medel 18 8 Obbiadi
Kovacic 10 10 Hallfredsson
Dodò 22 20 Christodoulopoulos
Palacio 8 9 Toni
Icardi 9 21 Gomez


Carrizo 30 22 Benussi
Berni 46 2 Rodriguez
Andreolli 6 7 Saviola
Osvaldo 7 11 Jankovic
Obi 20 16 Luna
Mbaye 25 17 Nicolas Lopez
Krhin 44 25 Marques
Donkor 54 27 Valoti
Hernanes 88 28 Brivio
Bonazzoli 97 30 Campanharo
40 Gonzalez
99 Nené