Final score

1 February 2015 12:30

48' (2nd half) Berardi (P)
30' Sansone
17' Zaza
3 - 1
38' (2nd half) Icardi
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Costanzo, Schenone / Fourth official: Passeri / Assistants: Cervellera, La Penna
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45' And there's the half-time whistle! Sassuolo head in with a 2-0 lead, thanks to great strikes from Zaza and Sansone.
44' Handanovic gets down well to smother the ball at Sansone's feet, but Valeri had already blown up for offside.
41' Dodo puts in a dangerous cross from the left, but it evades the entire Sassuolo penalty box.
38' Guarin tries to find the net from outside of the area, but the ball ends up behind Consigli's goal.
33' Majestic defending from Vidic to dispossess the onrushing Zaza.
30' Sassuolo make it 2-0! Sansone jinks in from the left, letting fly with an unstoppable strike that leaves Handanovic no chance.
29' Sansone wins a corner from Ranocchia.
27' Nice play from Inter. Podolski finds Kovacic on the edge of the area, but the Croatian can't quite get his shot away.
22' Chance for Inter. Kovacic does well to burst into the box and looks for Podolski at the far post. Again, the ball is inches too long.
21' Shaqiri sets Podolski free in behind Sassuolo, but the ball is just too long and Consigli manages to get there first.
19' Inter try to respond straight away through Shaqiri, who cuts in from the left and shoots for goal. Goal kick.
17' Sassuolo take the lead. Receiving a pass from Missiroli, Zaza controls well and unleashes an unstoppable shot past Handanovic.
14' Vrsalyko crosses in from the right, but Handanovic is there to put Zaza's header behind for a corner.
12' Zaza talks himself into a cheap yellow card. Second booking of the day for Sassuolo.
10' Donkor collects a pass from Shaqiri, reaching the touchline and crossing for Podolski - Vrsalyko gets there first to clear the danger.
10' Missiroli commits yet another foul, upending Kovacic. The Sassuolo man picks up the first booking of the match.
8' Biondini puts a great cross in from the right, but Sansone can't get his effort on target.
7' Shaqiri with some threatening play in the Sassuolo half. The Inter No. 91 is upended by Missiroli, who gets a ticking-off from the referee.
5' Inter win another corner and work another chance. Vidic directs the ball goalwards, forcing Consigli into a smart diving save.
5' From the resulting corner, the loose ball drops to Donkor and the young defender is so close to a first Nerazzurri goal.
4' Inter push forward looking for the break through straight away - Shaqiri swings a cross in and wins his side a corner.
1' The Nerazzurri get things underway here at the Mapei Stadium. Sassuolo v Inter is the lunchtime kick-off of Week 21 of Serie A 2014/15.
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51' It's all over here at the Mapei Stadium after six minutes' added time. 3-1 is the final score.
51' Ranocchia has a shot from an Inter free-kick, but the ball goes over the bar.
48' The Sassuolo No. 25 slots it past Handanovic to make it 3-1.
48' Berardi makes no mistake from the penalty spot, slotting past Handanovic.
47' Red card for Donkor. The Nerazzurri defender picks up a second yellow card for a foul on Zaza - penalty to Sassuolo.
46' It's an agitated final period here - Medel gets a booking of his own.
45' There'll be six minutes of added time.
44' Second yellow for Sansone after a poor tackle on Guarin.
43' Sassuolo break, but Ranocchia is there to challenge Zaza.
40' Berardi picks up a booking for a late challenge on Inter captain Ranocchia.
39' Sansone also gets booked.
39' Icardi picks up a booking for being a little too insistent in his attempts to retrieve the ball from the net.
38' GOOOOOOOAL!!!!! Mauro Icardi steals onto a Magnanelli backpass, jinking the ball past Consigli to slot home for 2-1!
36' Last change for Sassuolo - the injured Terranova makes way for Brighi.
34' Double chance for Inter! Consigli pulls off a wonder save from Puscas' effort, before getting up to deny Icardi on the rebound.
33' Last change from Mancini, as Puscas comes on to replace Palacio.
33' Donkor picks up a yellow card for a foul on Sassuolo man Berardi.
31' Brozovic's cross sets up a gilt-edged opportunity for Dodo, whose header is somehow kept out by Consigli.
30' Sassuolo make a change of their own, with Missiroli making way for Antei.
25' Brozovic comes on to make his Inter debut, with Nemanja Vidic the man taking his leave.
23' Shaqiri with some more dangerous attacking play - the Swiss forward can't quite find Icardi at the far post.
21' Vidic picks up a booking.
20' Shaqiri smashes a shot off the base of the post with Consigli beaten.
18' Shaqiri again threatens down the right. However, his cross fails to find a man in black and blue.
16' First change for Sassuolo: Gazzola takes the place of Longhi.
14' Some pinball in the Neroverde area finishes with Shaqiri's cross being deflected behind for a corner.
13' Dodo and Palacio combine in the Sassuolo area, but Terranova breaks the play up and dispels the danger.
11' Mancini shuffles his pack, bringing on Icardi for Podolski in the Nerazzurri's first substitution of the match.
9' Excellent cross from Guarin: Shaqiri gathers at the far post and tries to find a team-mate, but Terranova steps in to clear.
7' Dodo crosses in from the left, but Cannavaro thinks fastest to clear the danger.
3' Long ball for Podolski from Guarin, but the German can't quite latch on to the pass. Goal kick.
1' Sassuolo get us back underway here at the Mapei Stadium. Neither coach has made any changes to their sides at half time.
Average rating 4.06
5 shots on target 6
3 shots off target 8
15 fouls committed 14
5 corners 8
1 offsides 4
30% ball possession 70%
wins(5) draws(0) defeats(4)

starting lineups

Consigli 47 1 Handanovic
Vrsalyko 11 54 Donkor
Cannavaro 28 23 Ranocchia
Terranova 26 15 Vidic
Longhi 3 22 Dodò
Biondini 8 13 Guarin
Magnanelli 4 18 Medel
Missiroli 7 91 Shaqiri
Berardi 25 10 Kovacic
Zaza 10 8 Palacio
Sansone 17 11 Podolski


Pomini 1 30 Carrizo
Polito 16 46 Berni
Antei 5 9 Icardi
Chibsah 6 17 Kuzmanovic
Bianco 20 20 Obi
Gazzola 23 24 Sciacca
Brighi 33 28 Puscas
Lodesani 52 77 Brozovic
Sereni 96 88 Hernanes
Floccari 99 93 Dimarco
97 Bonazzoli