Final score

21 January 2015 21:00

43' (2nd half) Icardi
27' (2nd half) Shaqiri
2 - 0
referee Paolo Tagliavento / linesmen Preti, Posado / 4th man Massa
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Minutes Text commentary
47' The first half comes to a close with the scores still level at 0-0
46' Sampdoria make the first substitution of the game. Cacciatore is injured and replaced by Silvestre
45' Two minutes of added time to be played
41' Podolski is cautioned
37' Icardi steps up but is denied by Romero! We remain goalless
36' Wszolek brings down Dodo in the box and Inter have a penalty! The Samp man is booked
33' Kovacic supplies Podolski with a fine pass into the box, Romero sprints off his line to beat the German to it
31' Kovacic plays in Shaqiri, who charges towards Romero's goal before Romagnoli thwarts him with a last-ditch challenge
27' Shaqiri swings in a corner, Romero comes out to claim ahead of Juan Jesus
23' Nerazzurri captain Marco Andreolli is the first man into Tagliavento's book for a foul on Djordevic
22' Kovacic slips away from his marker deep in Inter territory, carries the ball up the pitch but Romagnoli cuts out his through ball
21' Okaka gets a sight on goal from the edge of the area but Carrizo has that one covered
16' Inter close to finding an opener. Kovacic wins the ball and sprints towards goal but his finish lacks pace and is parried by Romero
13' Shaqiri calls Romero into action with another well-struck free kick, forcing a corner
12' Tagliavento awards Inter the free kick and shows Krsticic a red card for that foul on Icardi
12' Inter break forward at pace, Shaqiri plays in Icardi behind the back line and is hauled down by Krsticic
10' Andreolli charges down Krsticic's attempt from the edge of the box
7' Shaqiri's 30-yard free kick is deflected behind for a corner
5' Podolski sends in a cross from out on the left, Cacciatore clears
2' An early fright at the back for Sampdoria as a poor backpass almost lets in Icardi. Romero manages to boot it out for a throw-in
1' Inter waste no time in getting forward: Kovacic skips away from two challenges and passes to Shaqiri, who's stopped on the edge of the box
1' The visitors take the kick-off and this Coppa Italia last-16 clash is up and running
Minutes Text commentary
45' It's all over! The Nerazzurri beat Sampdoria 2-0 thanks to goals by Shaqiri and Icardi to move into the Coppa Italia quarter-finals!
44' Final switch for Inter. Puscas comes on in place of Icardi
44' Mancini makes another substitution: Joel Obi is on for Dodo
43' 2-0 TO INTER! Icardi beats Romero to De Silvestri's short backpass, rounds the keeper and fires into an empty net
42' De Silvestri's delivery is plucked out of the air by Carrizo
39' Duncan takes the sting out of Kuzmanovic's 20-yarder enabling Romero to gather with ease
34' Federico Bonazzoli comes on for Xherdan Shaqiri, who receives applause from the San Siro faithful as he leaves. A decent full debut for him
33' Gastaldello is cautioned for a foul on Kovacic
32' A nasty late challenge by Wszolek on Kuzmanovic is punished with a second yellow. Sampdoria playing with nine men
30' Podolski swings in a free kick from out wide, Gastaldello flies through the air to beat Juan Jesus to it
27' GOAL FOR INTER! Our two January signings combine as Podolski backheels for Shaqiri to fire past Romero and give Inter the lead! 1-0
23' Another switch for Sampdoria as Rizzo is replaced by De Silvestri
21' Shaqiri has another shot: it's on target this time but too weak to trouble Romero greatly
20' Shaqiri goes for goal with a long-range effort but can't get it on target
18' Shaqiri goes down in the area too easily. The ref shows him a yellow card for diving
15' Shaqiri is floored by Romagnoli on the right side of the box. Free kick for Inter and a caution for the centre-back
13' Icardi and Kovacic link up again, No.9 teeing up No.10 once more: this time the Croat hits it over
12' Icardi's backheel finds Kovacic, whose attempt is deflected wide of Romero's right-hand upright
10' Rizzo's ball in from the right finds Okaka climbing above Andreolli but the striker's header lacks power
9' Duncan strikes one from range but it's way off target
6' Podolski whips in a cross, Gastaldello gets there ahead of Kuzmanovic and clears
5' Shaqiri chests down outside the box and makes space for the shot: his curling effort is a yard or two wide
2' Icardi tries his luck from the D but hits it over the bar
1' The Nerazzurri get the second half started
1' Half-time substitution for Sampdoria: Soriano has been replaced by Duncan
Average rating 6.48
7 shots on target 2
13 shots off target 3
16 fouls committed 11
9 corners 1
4 offsides 0
74% ball possession 26%
wins(2) draws(3) defeats(0)

Inter 2-0 Sampdoria (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Shaqiri 72, Icardi 88.

Inter: 30 Carrizo; 33 D'Ambrosio, 6 Andreolli, 5 Juan Jesus, 22 Dodo (Obi 89); 18 Medel, 17 Kuzmanovic; 91 Shaqiri (Bonazzoli 79), 10 Kovacic, 11 Podolski; 9 Icardi (Puscas 89).
Subs not used: 1 Handanovic, 46 Berni, 8 Palacio, 13 Guarin, 14 Campagnaro, 15 Vidic, 44 Krhin, 54 Donkor, 88 Hernanes.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Sampdoria: 33 Romero; 77 Wszolek, 28 Gastaldello, 5 Romagnoli, 86 Cacciatore (Silvestre 45+1); 10 Krsticic, 32 Marchionni, 22 Rizzo (De Silvestri 67); 27 Djordjevic, 9 Okaka, 21 Soriano (Duncan 46).
Subs not used: 2 Viviano, 96 Massolo, 8 Correa, 14 Obiang, 17 Palombo, 18 Bergessio, 23 Eder, 44 Fornasier, 95 Ivan.
Coach: Nenad Sakic.

Booked: Andreolli 23, Wszolek 36, Podolski 41, Romagnoli 60, Shaqiri 63, Gastaldello 78.
Sent off: Krsticic 12, Wszolek 77 (second yellow).
Added time: 2 + 0 minutes.
Referee: Tagliavento.
Assistants Preti, Posado.
4th official: Massa.


starting lineups

Carrizo 30 33 Romero
D'Ambrosio 33 77 Wszolek
Andreolli 6 28 Gastaldello
Jesus 5 5 Romagnoli
Dodò 22 86 Cacciatore
Medel 18 10 Krsticic
Kuzmanovic 17 32 Marchionni
Shaqiri 91 22 Rizzo
Kovacic 10 27 Djordjevic
Podolski 11 9 Okaka
Icardi 9 21 Soriano


Handanovic 1 2 Viviano
Berni 46 96 Massolo
Palacio 8 6 Duncan
Guarin 13 8 Correa
Campagnaro 14 14 Obiang
Vidic 15 17 Palombo
Obi 20 18 Bergessio
Puscas 28 23 Eder
Krhin 44 26 Silvestre
Donkor 54 29 De Silvestri
Hernanes 88 44 Fonasier
Bonazzoli 97 95 Ivan