Final score

11 January 2015 12:30

43' (2nd half) Vidic
40' Icardi
12' Palacio
3 - 1
40' (2nd half) Izzo
Referee: Carmine Russo / Linesmen: Padovan, Peganessi / Fourth official: Fiorito / Assistants: Di Bello, Fabbri
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46' Half time at the Meazza: Inter lead 2-0 courtesy of strikes from Palacio and Icardi
45' Guarin marauds forward again and his shot from range fizzes just wide
44' There will be one minute of added time
44' Nice link-up play between Podolski and Hernanes. Icardi collects the ball and is denied first by Perin, then Burdisso
44' Edenilson's cross from the right doesn't find a team-mate
40' GOAL FOR INTER! Hernanes' corner is met by the head of Icardi who sends a bullet past Perin
37' Guarin goes on a fine run, driving past opponents to the by-line. De Maio cuts out his cross
35' Podolski finds Palacio and the Argentine's shot is pushed clear by Perin
34' Campagnaro's cross from the right is too long for Icardi
30' De Maio makes a tactical foul to stifle a dangerous Nerazzurri break
28' Edenilson looks for Iago Falqué from the right but Vidic gets there first
26' Antonelli cuts off a through ball from Guarin looking for Palacio
22' Bertolacci plays it long for Matri. Handanovic comes off his line to punch the ball away and clear the danger
15' Podolski leads a counter attack, eluding Bertolacci and Edenilson before trying to find Palacio. Denied at the last moment
12' GOAL FOR INTER! Medel dinks it over the top for Icardi whose volley is pushed clear by Perin straight to the feet of Palacio for a tap-in
7' Lestienne crosses from the left and Antonelli climbs above Andreolli. Handanovic makes the save
5' Guarin runs through the middle and tries his luck from range. The Rossoblu defence get the block in
2' Nerazzurri go close to taking the lead as Guarin finds Icard in the box. Perin parries the ball
2' Podolski crosses from the left for Icardi. De Maio beats the Argentine to it and clears
1' Inter v Genoa is up and running. The Rossoblu kick off
Minute Text commentary
49' It finishes Inter 3-1 Genoa at the Meazza. Inter get their first win of 2015 thanks to strikes from Palacio, Icardi and Vidic
48' Weak effort from Lestienne, easy for Handanovic to gather
46' Guarin feeds Icardi from the right but he can't strike the ball as he would like
44' There will be four minutes of added time
43' GOAL FOR INTER. Vidic makes the most of a deflection from a Podolski corner to beat Perin
42' Krhin comes on Medel in Mancini's final switch
40' The Rossoblu halve the deficit through Izzo as he pokes home after Handanovic saves
39' Kucka is fouled by Campagnaro on the edge of the box. The Nerazzurri man is booked
38' Gasperini's last throw of the dice. Tino Costa is on for Bertolacci
37' Bertolacci picks up a yellow card for a bad foul on Kuzmanovic
35' Fetfatzidis replaces Rincon in Genoa's second change
32' Obi collects on the ball on the edge of the box and sends in a low shot that Perin saves
29' Second change for the Nerazzurri. Obi is on in place of Hernanes
28' Perin dives at the feet of Guarin from Vidic's pass
26' Hernanes goes on a solo run and is felled by De Maio. Russo awards Inter and free-kick and cautions the defender
23' Lestienne once again wriggles clear of the Nerazzurri rearguard but Vidic makes a wonderful recovery challenge
20' Mancini makes his first substitution. Kuzmanovic comes on for Palacio
19' Bertolacci sends a shot from the edge of the box just wide
16' The Rossoblu go close again. Lestienne is free at the back post and smashes an effort against the crossbar
15' Iago Falqué fires over the top from a good position
15' Bertolacci collects the ball and shoots following a goalmouth scramble. Medel blocks the shot behind for a corner
12' Hernanes mishits a volley at the back post
10' Handanovic makes a fine stop to deny Iago Falqué's curling effort
10' Burdisso cuts out D'Ambrosio's pass destined for Palacio
8' Andreolli cushions the ball to Icardi who is beaten to it by the diving Perin. The Nerazzurri defender was offside though
7' Gasperini sends on Kucka in place of Matri in Genoa's first switch
6' Antonelli's shot from the edge of the box is well saved by Handanovic
1' Antonelli intercepts and clears the ball after Hernanes and Icardi combine
1' Icardi and Palacio kick off the second half
Average rating 6.84
7 shots on target 6
9 shots off target 7
18 fouls committed 13
5 corners 5
2 offsides 2
58% ball possession 42%
wins(45) draws(12) defeats(12)
MILAN - San Siro gave Podolski a warm welcome on his home debut as more than 37,000 turned out to cheer the Nerazzurri on against Genoa.

Icardi struck his 30th goal in Serie A, while Palacio found the net for the second straight home game. Guarin was in inspired form, while the defence looked solid.

Guarin got Inter off to a flying start by feeding Icardi on the edge of the box. The move was similar to the one that led to the equaliser against Juventus but Perin prevented the Nerazzurri from taking the lead. Genoa responded with what would prove to be their only dangerous chance of the half. Antonelli slid in the middle of the box but Handanovic got down sharply to deny him.

Inter opened scoring on 12 minutes, as Medel dinked it over the top for Icardi. The Argentine struck an acrobatic volley which Perin pushed clear. Palacio though was on hand to tuck the ball home and make it 1-0. The whole team came together to celebrate El Trenza's second straight home goal.

Inter were on top and went in search of a second. Palacio tried his luck 10 minutes shy of the interval, with Perin once again there to deny him. Guarin drove forward a minute later, wrong-footing De Maio and putting the ball into the middle. The Rossoblu got the ball to safety. The Nerazzurri did double their lead on 39 minutes however, Icardi rising highest to power home from Hernanes' corner. It was the Argentine's 10th league goal of the season, his 30th in Serie A.

Genoa came out fighting in the second period, Antonelli striking on the volley after Medel half-cleared: Handanovic made a comfortable save. The visitors grew in confidence and created two good opportunities on 56 and 62 minutes. First Bertolacci hit a shot from inside the box, then Lestienne struck the crossbar. Inter tried to manage the lead by slowing the tempo down.

When the visitors finally did halve the deficit, through Izzo following a goalmouth scramble, the Nerazzurri did well to kill the game off almost immediately. Vidic reacted well to head in after Icardi cushioned the ball to him from a corner. It ended Inter 3-1 Genoa amid a great wave of enthusiasm.

Inter 3-1 Genoa (HT: 2-0)
: Palacio 12, Icardi 40, Izzo 85, Vidic 88.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 14 Campagnaro, 15 Vidic, 6 Andreolli, 33 D'Ambrosio; 18 Medel (Krhin 87), 13 Guarin; 8 Palacio (Kuzmanovic 65), 88 Hernanes (Obi 74), 11 Podolski; 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 22 Dodò, 25 Mbaye, 28 Puscas, 54 Donkor, 90 M'Vila.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Genoa: 1 Perin; 5 Izzo, 8 Burdisso, 4 De Maio; 21 Edenilson, 88 Rincon (Fetfatzidis 80), 91 Bertolacci (Tino Costa 83), 13 Antonelli; 24 Iago, 32 Matri (Kucka 52), 16 Lestienne.
Subs not used: 23 Lamanna, 40 Prisco, 3 Antonini, 38 Mandragora, 69 Sturaro, 87 Rosi.
Coach: Gianpiero Gasperini.

Booked: De Maio 61, Bertolacci 82, Campagnaro 84.
Added time: 1+4 minutes.
Referee: Russo.
Assistants: Padovan & Paganessi.
4th official: Fiorito.
Additional assistants: Di Bello & Fabbri.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Perin
Campagnaro 14 5 Izzo
Andreolli 6 8 Burdisso
Vidic 15 4 De Maio
D'Ambrosio 33 21 Edenilson
Medel 18 88 Rincon
Guarin 13 91 Bertolacci
Podolski 11 13 Antonelli
Hernanes 88 24 Iago
Palacio 8 32 Matri
Icardi 9 16 Lestienne


Carrizo 30 23 Lamanna
Berni 46 40 Prisco
Kuzmanovic 17 3 Antonini
Obi 20 18 Fetfatzidis
Dodò 22 20 Tino Costa
Mbaye 25 33 Kucka
Puscas 28 38 Mandragora
Krhin 44 69 Sturaro
Donkor 54 87 Rosi
M'Vila 90
Shaqiri 91