Final score

30 August 2015 20:45

36' (2nd half) Di Gaudio
1 - 2
44' (2nd half) Jovetic (P)
31' Jovetic
referee Davide Massa / linesmen Crispo, Tassi / 4th man Paganessi / assistants Cervellera, Pairetto
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Half-time here in Modena. Inter lead 0-1 thanks to Stevan Jovetic's second goal of the season.
47' Matos swings it in for Fedele, but the Carpi man blazes over from a promising position.
44' There'll be two minutes' added time here in Modena.
41' Carpi get their first sight of goal here. Wilczek finds himself in a great position but Handanovic stands firm to beat it away.
36' Inter continue to push forward here, but Carpi look to sit back and soak up the pressure.
31' GOAL INTER!!!! Guarin finds Jovetic, who stabs it home at the second time of asking to make it 0-1 to the Nerazzurri!
30' Brozovic dinks it in for Palacio, but it's too long and Brkic claims.
28' Matos is denied by Handanovic, but the referee had already stopped play due to offside.
24' Palacio looks to latch onto the ball in space, but Gagliolo slides in the halt the Nerazzurri charge.
20' Kondogbia nips past Lollo, who has no option but to bring the Frenchman down. Yellow card for the Carpi player.
16' Juan Jesus fires in a cross from the less, but it evades all the black and blue shirts in the Carpi box.
15' Matos takes aim at Handanovic's goal, but the Nerazzurri goalie is quick to get down and make the save.
13' Juan Jesus and Kondogbia link up on the left. The Brazilian looks for Jovetic in the centre, but the Carpi defence does just enough.
11' The corner finds its way to the edge of the area, where the lurking Juan Jesus can take aim at goal. Brkic saves.
10' Palacio crosses it in, but Letizia gets in front of Jovetic to put it behind for a corner.
8' Fedele picks up a loose ball and has a crack from distance, but Handanovic makes short work of it.
5' Santon swings a cross in from the right, but Gagliolo sees it behind for a corner.
3' Jovetic looks to create something midway inside the Carpi half, but the Nerazzurri No. 10 is stopped in his tracks by the Carpi defence.
1' Carpi v Inter is underway! Roberto Mancini's Nerazzurri kick things off here in Modena.
1' The teams take to the field here at the Stadio Braglia in Modena! Inter's Serie A TIM 2015/16 Week 2 match against Carpi is nearly here!
Minutes Text commentary
48' And that's the final whistle! The Nerazzurri make it two wins from two at the Stadio Braglia after a Stevan Jovetic brace.
48' Juan Jesus comes close to making it 1-3, but the Brazilian's effort whistles past the far post.
47' Handanovic picks up a late booking here.
45' The referee indicates there'll be a minimum of three minutes' added time.
45' Last change from Mancini, who brings off two-goal hero Jovetic for Ranocchia.
44' GOOOOAL!!! Stevan Jovetic makes no mistake from the spot, sending Brkic the wrong way to restore the Inter lead!
43' Penalty to Inter! Guarin is felled by Gabriel Silva in the box!
42' Hernanes creates a great chance for Palacio, but Brkic comes out to claim the ball from the Argentine's feet.
41' Second change for the Nerazzurri: Hernanes replaces Brozovic.
40' Miranda fouls Di Gaudio, earning himself a yellow card in the process.
39' Kondogbia finds Guarin, who swings a ball into the box. Gagliolo intervenes to clear the Carpi lines.
36' Carpi equalise. Lasagna's miscontrol falls to Di Gaudio, whose deflected shot trickles past Handanovic and in for 1-1.
34' Last change for Carpi, first for Mancini. Nagatomo is on for Santon, while Lazzari replaces Fedele for the hosts.
31' Carpi make their second change of the evening, with Di Gaudio replacing Wallace.
31' Guarin looks to find Palacio, but Brkic rushes out to avert the danger.
27' Murillo rises highest to meet Brozovic's corner, but the Colombian's header is just off target.
25' Letizia stops Jovetic's pass with an arm, yellow card for the Carpi No. 3.
21' Lasagna comes on to replace Wilczek in the first change of the match.
21' Medel picks up a booking for dissent.
19' The Inter defence pushes up well to catch Wilczek offside. Free-kick for the Nerazzurri.
15' Santon sees yellow after a foul on Gabriel Silva.
13' Brozovic whips in a fierce cross looking for Palacio at the back stick, but Gabriel Silva somehow hooks it away from goal.
12' Santon swings in a cross from the right, but it's deflected behind for a corner.
9' Kondogbia finds Guarin in the box, only for the Colombian to be stopped in his tracks by a Carpi defender. No penalty.
4' Guarin plays in Palacio, who looks for the far post but can't quite hit the target.
2' Palacio with some good play to find Brozovic in the middle. The Croat chests it down and takes a shot, but has to settle for a corner.
1' The second half is underway here in Modena, no changes from either side.
Average rating 5.99
5 shots on target 5
5 shots off target 7
11 fouls committed 17
2 corners 6
6 offsides 1
31% ball possession 69%
wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

MODENA – Inter continued their excellent start to the season this evening with a 1-2 win over Carpi at the Stadio Braglia in Modena.

The Nerazzurri lined up with Handanovic in goal behind a back four of Santon, Murillo, Miranda and Juan Jesus. Guarin, Medel and Kondogbia formed a three-man midfield behind trequartista Brozovic and a striking duo of Jovetic and Palacio.

Carpi were roared out of the blocks by the raucous fans at the Braglia, but it was the Nerazzurri who dominated the early possession. Fabrizio Castori had opted for a five-man defence after their 5-2 opening day defeat to Sampdoria, and the new-look back-line kept the Inter attack quiet for much of the first half hour.

The match changed on 31 minutes, however, as Guarin picked out Jovetic at the back post. The No. 10 controlled well and stabbed past Brkic at the second time of asking to give the Nerazzurri a deserved 0-1 lead.

The goal seemed to spark Carpi into life, with the Biancorossi very nearly delivering an immediate riposte. Matos found himself one-on-one with Handanovic and looked certain to score, but the Slovenian pulled off a great save to maintain the Nerazzurri advantage at the break.

The second half kicked off with a gilt-edged chance for Inter to extend their lead. Juan Jesus showed great tenacity to burst down the left, win back a loose ball and find Palacio. The Argentine took up the baton, evading the Carpi lines and teeing up Brozovic, whose shot was just off target. Palacio looked threatening again moments later, fizzing a shot past the far post from the right-hand side of the area.

Inter were camped out in the Carpi half, with full-backs Santon and Juan Jesus posing a constant headache for the hosts. Yet there was to be a sting in the tail for Mancini’s side as a poor touch from Lasagna inadvertently set up Di Gaudio in the Inter box, with the Carpi man’s deflected shot trickling past Handanovic and into the net on 81 minutes.

It was a cruel blow for the Nerazzurri but there was no time to waste. Palacio had a great chance to win it in the 86th minute, but the Argentine couldn’t find a way past Brkic. With the pressure mounting, Guarin gathered the ball and drove into the area, cutting back inside only to be felled by Lasagna for a penalty kick. Jovetic made no mistake from the spot to send Inter home with another three points in the bag.

CARPI 1-2 INTER (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Jovetic 31, Di Gaudio 81, Jovetic 89 pen.

CARPI: 1 Brkic; 3 Letizia, 18 Bubnjic, 6 Gagliolo; 2 Wallace (Di Gaudio 76), 20 Lollo, 39 Marrone, 58 Fedele (Lazzari 79), 34 Gabriel Silva; 7 Matos, 9 Wilczek (Lasagna 66).
Subs not used: 22 Benussi, 8 Bianco, 19 Pasciuti, 29 Martinho, 33 Spolli, 94 Iniguez.
Coach: Fabrizio Castori.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Santon (Nagatomo 79), 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 5 Juan Jesus; 13 Guarin, 17 Medel, 7 Kondogbia; 77 Brozovic (Hernanes 86); 8 Palacio, 10 Jovetic (Ranocchia 90).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 14 Montoya, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 93 Dimarco, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Booked: Lollo 20, Santon 60, Medel 66, Letizia 70, Miranda 85, Handanovic 90+2.
Added time: 2 + 3 mins.

Referee: Massa.
Assistants: Crispo, Tasso.
Fourth official: Paganessi.
Additional assistants: Cervellera, Pairetto.


starting lineups

Brkic 1 1 Handanovic
Letizia 3 21 Santon
Bubnjic 18 25 Miranda
Gagliolo 6 24 Murillo
Wallace 2 5 Jesus
Lollo 20 13 Guarin
Marrone 39 17 Medel
Fedele 58 7 Kondogbia
Gabriel Silva 34 77 Brozovic
Matos 7 8 Palacio
Wilczek 9 10 Jovetic


Benussi 22 30 Carrizo
Bianco 8 46 Berni
Lazzari 10 14 Montoya
Di Gaudio 11 23 Ranocchia
Lasagna 15 27 Gnoukouri
Pasciuti 19 33 D'Ambrosio
Martinho 29 55 Nagatomo
Spolli 33 88 Hernanes
Iniguez 94 93 Dimarco
97 Manaj