Final score

3 May 2015 15:00

0 - 0
referee Marco Guida / linesmen Di Pinto, Di Liberatore / 4th man Meli / assistants Calvarese, Penna
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Minutes Text commentary
46' The first-half draws to a close with the scores at 0-0.
45' There'll be one minute of added time.
44' Hernanes has another go, but it sails over the bar.
42' Vidic rises highest to meet Hernanes' corner, but the Serb can't get it on target.
42' Hernanes has a crack from the edge of the area, but it's deflected behind for a corner.
40' Palacio whips in a low cross, but Bizzarri claims the ball down low.
38' Hernanes breaks down the left, cuts in and shoots for goal, but it's not troubling the Chievo goal.
36' Medel fouls Hetemaj and picks up a booking for his troubles.
34' Cross for Palacio, who heads down for Brozovic. The Croatian midfielder's right-footed shot is blocked by Bizzarri.
29' Hernanes bursts through the centre, but his shot is blocked by Christiansen.
27' Brozovic lets fly with a cross-cum-shot from the edge of the area. Bizzarri loses the flight of the ball, but it goes just over.
24' Biraghi picks up a booking for a foul on Hernanes.
19' Inter are so close to going ahead through Icardi, who gets his head to Juan Jesus' cross only to see it cannon back off the post!
19' Guarin tries his luck from distance, but it's deflected behind for a corner.
17' Guarin looks to find Icardi in behind, but the ball has too much on it for the Argentine forward.
15' Hernanes and Guarin look to link up on the edge of the box, but the Chievo defence hack it away.
10' Juan Jesus surges down the left and fires in a low cross for Palacio. The Chievo defence put it behind for a corner.
8' D'Ambrosio swings in a cross from the right, but Bizzarri is there to avert the danger before Icardi could pounce.
7' Chievo are forced into an early change here. Frey has picked up an injury and has to be replaced by Biraghi.
6' Palacio finds Guarin, who lets fly with a curling shot. It whistles past the post and ends up behind for a goal-kick.
4' D'Ambrosio sends Brozovic haring off down the line, but the Croat can't find the right cross as he enters the area.
2' Inter are straight on the front foot. Brozovic finds Guarin, who crosses in for Palacio. The whistle blows for offside on the Colombian.
1' Guida gets the match underway. The Gialloblu take the kick-off.
1' We're all set at San Siro. Inter v Chievo is about to start.
Minutes Text commentary
49' It's all over. Inter couldn't find a way past the Gialloblu wall. It finishes 0-0 at the Meazza.
49' Paloschi leads a Chievo break, but Handanovic comes out to avert the danger.
48' Shaqiri swings a cross in, but Biraghi gets it away.
47' Icardi looks for goal with a right-footed effort, but it's easy for Bizzarri.
45' There'll be four minutes' added time.
44' Great chance for Icardi, but he can't quite get the right contact on D'Ambrosio's cross. Bizzarri makes the stop.
41' Shaqiri picks up a yellow card for a foul on Radovanovic.
40' Biraghi has a crack from distance and sees his shot rattle the crossbar!
36' Guarin fires in a cross, but it's deflected behind for a corner. The Colombian takes it, but Bizzarri rises highest to claim.
34' Podolski tees up Icardi, whose overhead kick is off target.
33' Shaqiri looks to surprise Bizzarri at the near post, but the Chievo goalie is alert to the danger and makes the ball his.
32' Third and final change for Mancini: Kovacic replaces Palacio.
31' D'Ambrosio picks out Shaqiri, who works the ball onto his left and shoots just over the bar.
30' Great link-up play between Shaqiri, D'Ambrosio and Podolski sees the German shoot just wide of Bizzarri's right-hand post.
28' Double chance for Paloschi, who can't finish a one-on-one with Handanovic and then blazes over the bar.
25' Meggiorini has a crack from outside the area, but Handanovic's diving save sees it behind for a corner.
24' Icardi finds Palacio in behind the Gialloblu defence, but the linesman has his flag up. Offside against the Argentine.
19' Second change for Mancini: Shaqiri comes on for Hernanes.
19' Chance for Chievo. Radovanovic lets fly from distance, Handanovic parries, Meggiorini can't finish off the rebound.
18' Podolski picks up a booking for a foul on Biraghi.
15' Last sub for Chievo: Sardo replaces Dainelli.
14' Lovely work from Palacio, who beats two men as he cuts in from the left before his shot is blocked by Dainelli.
14' Chievo clear an Inter corner. Medel gathers and tries his luck on the volley, but it whistles over the bar.
12' Chievo make their second change of the afternoon, bringing on Gamberini in place of Hetemaj.
8' Mancini shuffles his pack, bringing on Podolski in place of Brozovic.
6' Palacio swings in a cross from the right. Schelotto tries to hack it away, but almost puts the ball into his own net!
4' Meggiorini lets fly with a right-footed volley, but the Nerazzurri defence stands firm.
2' Meggiorini swings one in from the right, but Vidic reads it well and puts it behind for a corner.
1' The second half gets underway here at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Neither side has made any half-time changes.
Average rating 4.75
4 shots on target 4
20 shots off target 9
15 fouls committed 10
11 corners 5
5 offsides 1
71% ball possession 29%
wins(12) draws(4) defeats(1)

MILAN – Despite the Nerazzurri’s best efforts, it finished goalless this afternoon between Inter and Chievo Verona at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Roberto Mancini’s side started brightly, pressing Chievo high up the field and using their wide players to good effect. It took just four minutes for Inter to work their way into the visitors’ box – D’Ambrosio found Brozovic on the wing, but the Croat couldn’t get the cross away. Two minutes later and the Nerazzurri had their first shot as Guarin’s curling effort whistled past the post.

Juan Jesus was pushing forward at every opportunity and won a corner on 19 minutes. Initially cleared, it fell to the Brazilian again, who pumped the ball back into the danger area. Mauro Icardi rose highest, only to see his header crash off the post.

Chievo were looking to keep it tight and space was hard to come by for the Inter forwards. In the 34th minute, Guarin played a nice cross in for Palacio, who looked to tee up Brozovic with a cute cushioned header. With the goal seemingly at his mercy, the Croat’s shot was straight at Bizzarri. There was time for another chance before half-time, but Vidic couldn’t quite get his header on target.

The Nerazzurri came roaring out of the blocks once again in the second half and a fierce cross saw Schelotto very nearly put the ball into his own net within a few minutes of the restart. On 59 minutes, Palacio worked his way into the area and thrashed a powerful shot at goal, but Dainelli got his body in the way.

Chievo started to grow into the game and had a good chance as Radovanovic found himself one-on-one with Handanovic. The Inter goalie did well to make the save and avert the danger. It was a good spell for the visitors and Paloschi came close soon after, but Handanovic showed his mettle to make the stop.

Inter dug in and wrestled the initiative back from Chievo. D’Ambrosio found substitute Lukas Podolski in a good position, but the German couldn’t repeat his Udinese heroics. Another sub, Shaqiri, unleashed a smart left-footed shot on 77 minutes, but the ball just wouldn’t go in.

Icardi nearly found the elusive goal with a spectacular overhead kick, but by now there was a palpable sense that it simply wasn’t Inter’s day. There was time for Chievo to threaten once more, as Biraghi hammered a long-range effort off the crossbar with Handanovic beaten. The Nerazzurri continued to push, but there were to be no goals at San Siro this afternoon.


INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 23 Ranocchia, 15 Vidic, 5 Juan Jesus; 13 Guarin, 18 Medel, 77 Brozovic (Podolski 53); 88 Hernanes (Shaqiri 64); 8 Palacio (Kovacic 77), 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 20 Obi, 21 Santon, 26 Felipe, 27 Gnoukouri, 28 Puscas, 55 Nagatomo, 93 Dimarco, 97 Bonazzoli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

CHIEVO VERONA: 1 Bizzarri; 24 Schelotto, 3 Dainelli (Sardo 60), 12 Cesar, 21 Frey (Biraghi 7); 10 Christiansen, 8 Radovanovic, 13 Izco, 56 Hetemaj (Gamberini 57); 43 Paloschi, 69 Meggiorini.
Subs not used: 25 Bardi, 90 Seculin, 9 Pozzi, 11 Vajushi, 14 Cofie, 18 Fetfatzidis, 19 Botta, 23 Birsa, 31 Pellissier.
Coach: Rolando Maran.

Booked: Biraghi 24, Medel 36, Podolski 63, Shaqiri 86.
Added time: 1 + 4 mins.

Referee: Guida.
Assistants: De Pinto, De Liberatore.
Fourth official: Meli.
Additional assistants: Calvarese, La Penna.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Bizzarri
D'Ambrosio 33 24 Schelotto
Ranocchia 23 3 Dainelli
Vidic 15 12 Cesar
Jesus 5 21 Frey
Guarin 13 10 Christiansen
Medel 18 8 Radovanovic
Brozovic 77 13 Izco
Hernanes 88 56 Hetemaj
Palacio 8 69 Meggiorini
Icardi 9 43 Paloschi


Carrizo 30 25 Bardi
Kovacic 10 90 Seculin
Podolski 11 5 Gamberini
Obi 20 9 Pozzi
Santon 21 11 Vajushi
Felipe 26 14 Cofie
Gnoukouri 27 18 Fetfatzidis
Puscas 28 19 Botta
Nagatomo 55 20 Sardo
Shaqiri 91 23 Birsa
Dimarco 93 31 Pellissier
Bonazzoli 97 34 Biraghi