Final score

8 February 2015 20:45

43' (2nd half) Icardi
20' (2nd half) Icardi
16' Guarin
3 - 0
Referee: Marco Guida / Linesmen: Manganelli, Gava / Fourth official: Crispo / Assistants: Giacomelli, Mariani
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46' The Nerazzurri lead at the break thanks to a header from Fredy Guarin
46' Medel tries to catch Sorrentino off-guard with an effort from range. The Palermo keeper makes the save
46' Shaqiri feeds Dodo but the Brazilian's cross is well shut down by the visiting defence
45' There will be one minute of added time
43' Ranocchia slides in to block Lazaar's left-footed shot
40' Juan Jesus is booked for fouling Dybala near the edge of the area
39' Dybala tries to drive in the box. Brozovic is there to knock him off his stride
37' Juan Jesus times his challenge perfectly to dispossess Morganella and halt a dangerous Palermo counter
36' First change for Mancini and it's an enforced one. Dodo comes on for the stricken Nagatomo
34' Nagatomo isn't fit enough to continue. Dodo warms up
31' Brozovic finds Palacio who gets in front of Jajalo but can't find the target from a good position
28' Nagatomo crosses from the left, Santon cushions it down to Shaqiri who tries to loop it over his opponent and appeals for a free-kick
26' Dybala tries to curl a shot into the far top corner. The ball goes a good three feet wide
25' Lazaar squares it for Rigoni who arrives late and steers the ball a foot wide of Handanovic's right-hand upright
23' Ranocchia cuts out Morganella's cross and clears
20' Morganella is cautioned
20' Guarin can't find the target from range
16' Shaqiri curls in a corner and Guarin powers a header back across Sorrentino and into the corner. 1-0 to Inter!
15' Brozvic shoots from 20 yeards. The ball is deflected behind for a corner
14' Dybala's set-piece effort flies over the top
13' Medel sends Vazquez tumbling just outside the box. The Nerazzurri man goes into the book
11' Shaqiri causes a scare in the Rosanero box but can't quite play in Palacio
10' The Nerazzurri work a short corner. Brozovic finds Medel whose pass to Shaqiri is overhit
7' Chance for Inter. Juan Jesus rises highest at the back post from a Shaqiri free-kick. Sorrentino makes the stop
4' The Swiss takes the set-piece, Icardi flicks it on towards Ranocchia. Sorrentino gets in first to claim
3' Daprelà fouls Shaqiri. Free-kick to Inter
1' Inter v Palermo in Week 22 of Serie A 2014/15 is under way at the Meazza
Minute Text commentary
49' It's all over. The Nerazzurri put in a terrific performance and beat Iachini's men 3-0 with a goal from Guarin and an Icardi double
45' There will be four minutes of added time
43' Kovacic finds Guarin who picks out Icardi. The Argentine gets in ahead of Gonzalez to head home. Inter 3-0 Palermo
39' Kovacic is introduced in place of Shaqiri
38' Icardi goes close to a third after he is well found near the penalty spot
37' Palacio is withdrawn for Campagnaro as Mancini tweaks things
36' Barreto wanders across the box and the ball is put behind by Dodo
35' Brozovic fizzes it in towards Palacio but Sorrentino gets down well to deny the Argentine
33' Gonzalez fouls Icardi from behind and is penalised with a yellow card
32' Emerson replaces Lazaar in Palermo's final change
31' Icardi's header flies over the top from Shaqiri's corner
29' Morganella makes way for Rispoli in Palermo's second switch
27' Rigoni is shown a yellow card for a foul on Icardi
26' Ranocchia stops Belotti from bursting onto the ball
23' Icardi misses the target from 20 yards
21' Belotti comes on for Jajalo
20' Icardi collects the ball from Guarin's cross and drills it past Sorrentino into the corner
15' Shaqiri rolls it square to Icardi who shoots high and wide
14' The Nerazzurri strike the woodwork again, as Ranocchia's header clips the top of the crossbar
12' Inter so close to doubling their lead. Icardi powers a header towards goal from outside the box but. Sorrentino spared by the post
6' Palermo have two big chances. Handanovic makes a wonder save to deny Dybala before the Argentine smashes over with the goal at his mercy
4' Guarin threads it through to Icardi but Daprelà comes across to snuff out the danger
1' Guida gets the second half started. No changes for the second period
Average rating 6.71
5 shots on target 1
8 shots off target 6
18 fouls committed 14
8 corners 3
2 offsides 1
50% ball possession 50%
wins(20) draws(9) defeats(0)

MILAN - Inter were aggressive tonight as they put in a stellar performance in front of more than 30,000 at the San Siro. The Nerazzurri were inspired by the direct running of Shaqiri and Brozovic's precision passing. Medel was there to tidy up, while Guarin and Icardi showed no mercy in front of goal.

The first action of the match came on 7 minutes as Guarin got his head to a Shaqiri corner. Palermo's chief threat was unsurprisingly Paulo Dybala, who had Handanovic worried on the quarter-hour mark with a curling effort that went just wide.

Brozovic pulled the strings for Mancini's side and he played a big part in the opening goal. The Croatian won the ball back before striking towards goal. Jajalo got his body in the way to send the ball behind for a corner. Shaqiri then put his corner on a plate for Guarin, who climbed highest to head into the corner and give the Nerazzurri the lead. That was Inter's seventh goal from a corner this term.

The hosts came forward in search of a second: it was Guarin once again involved as he looked to catch out Sorrentino with a shot from distance but missed the target. The visitors tried to respond though Rigoni was profligate as the ball was cut back to him from the left.

Inter came again as Brozovic skipped past three defenders and shot wide with the outside of his boot. The first half came to a close following a further effort from Gary Medel.

The Rosanero had a gilt-edged opportunity to level just six minutes after the restart. Rigoni struck the post in the midst of a goalmouth scramble, after Handanovic had saved well from Dybala. The ball eventually broke to the Argentine, who screwed his shot over from barely a yard out.

The Nerazzurri would then give the woodwork some treatment. Icardi headed against the upright from outside the penalty area after a lovely ball from Guarin just before the hour mark. Ranocchia then clipped the top of the crossbar as he met a corner with a towering leap.

Inter were relentless in their pursuit a second goal and it was Icardi who eventually found the net. Guarin played in Palacio on the right down near the by-line. His cut-back then found its way to Icardi who drilled a low shot into the corner. That brought Maurito's tally to a dozen for the season as he moved above Dybala.

Icardi would then add his 13th goal of the campaign three minutes from time. He had the simplest of tasks to cushion a header home and seal the points. The provider this time was Guarin.


Inter 3-0 Palermo (HT: 1-0)
: Guarin 16, Icardi 65, 88.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 21 Santon, 23 Ranocchia, 5 Juan Jesus, 55 Nagatomo (Dodo 36); 13 Guarin, 18 Medel, 77 Brozovic; 91 Shaqiri (Kovacic 84), 9 Icardi, 8 Palacio (Campagnaro 82).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 11 Podolski, 17 Kuzmanovic, 20 Obi, 28 Puscas, 88 Hernanes, 97 Bonazzoli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Palermo: 70 Sorrentino; 19 Terzi, 12 Gonzalez, 33 Daprelà; 89 Morganella (Rispoli 74), 27 Rigoni, 28 Jajalo (Belotti 66), 8 Barreto, 7 Lazaar (Emerson 77); 20 Vazquez, 9 Dybala.
Subs not used: 1 Ujkani, 68 Fulignati, 5 Milanovic, 10 Joao Silva, 14 Della Rocca, 15 Bolzoni, 18 Chochev, 21 Quaison, 22 Ortiz.
Coach: Giuseppe Iachini.

Booked: Medel 13, Morganella 20, Juan Jesus 40, Rigoni 72, Gonzalez 78.
Added time: 1+4 minutes.
Referee: Guida.
: Manganelli & Gava
Fourth official: Crispo.
Additional assistants: Giacomelli & Mariani.




starting lineups

Handanovic 1 70 Sorrentino
Santon 21 19 Terzi
Ranocchia 23 12 Gonzalez
Jesus 5 33 Daprelà
Nagatomo 55 89 Morganella
Guarin 13 27 Rigoni
Medel 18 28 Jajalo
Brozovic 77 8 Barreto
Shaqiri 91 7 Lazaar
Icardi 9 20 Vazquez
Palacio 8 9 Dybala


Carrizo 30 1 Ujkani
Berni 46 68 Fulignati
Kovacic 10 3 Rispoli
Podolski 11 5 Milanovic
Campagnaro 14 10 Joao Silva
Kuzmanovic 17 13 Emerson
Obi 20 14 Della Rocca
Dodò 22 15 Bolzoni
Puscas 28 18 Chochev
Hernanes 88 21 Quaison
Bonazzoli 97 22 Ortiz
99 Belotti