Final score

4 October 2015 15:00

6' (2nd half) Muriel
1 - 1
30' (2nd half) Perisic
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Barbirati, Marzaloni / Fourth official: Preti / Assistants: Orsato, Candussio
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Minute Text commentary
47' The first half finishes 0-0 in Sampdoria v Inter, the teams head into the changing rooms for the break
45' Two minutes of additional time in the first half
43' Corner from Telles, Felipe Melo gets a leap on everybody but can't direct his header on goal
42' Perisic with a cross from the right, Zukanovic gets the flick which nearly embarrasses Viviano in goal
38' Counter attack from Zenga's side. Handanovic saves at Correa's feet, but the Argentine gathers the rebound and misses an open goal tap-in
35' Perisic beats Moisander and crosses into the box, but Mesbah is on hand to chest it into Viviano's hands
29' Great chance for Inter! Palacio crosses to Kondogbia who squares it for Guarin and Nerazzurri No. 13 hits an acrobatic volley over the bar
25' Palacio picks up a loose ball from the Blucerchiati defence and tries to finish with his right. Viviano saves Sampdoria with a good save
23' Palacio from the wing aims for Icardi, but Mesbah reads the pass and puts it safely behind for a corner
20' Guarin with a fierce shot from the top-left corner of the area, Viviano makes the save
18' Eder chips it in for Soriano, but Medel does excellently to guide the ball behind for a corner
14' Kondogbia lays it off to Telles, who takes one touch to control before blazing over the Blucerchiati goal from the edge of the area
12' Great shot from distance from Correa, Handanovic springs to his right to put it behind for a corner
10' Pereira with a cross from the right that finds Santon free to head the ball
8' Kondogbia takes a shot from outside the area, but his effort flies above the bar
7' Telles takes a free-kick deep on the right wing, Palacio with the flick but it's an easy save for Viviano
5' Eder combines with Muriel on the edge of the area and then unleashes a left-footed shot, which Handanovic gathers at the second attempt
2' Handanovic with a low save to Roberto Soriano after a Sampdoria corner
1' Almost ready for kick-off! The home team will get things under way
1' Mancini picks virtually the same side as last time out: Murillo in for suspended Miranda as the only change
1' Nerazzurri fans at the Marassi in Week 7 of Serie A 2015/16. Sampdoria and Inter are about to make their way out onto the pitch
Minute Text commentary
49' That's it! It finishes 1-1 at the Marassi, after Perisic levelled out Muriel opener. First draw of the season for the Nerazzurri
49' Guarin booked for a foul on Eder
45' Four minutes added on at the end of the game
44' Felipe Melo with a drive on his right foot from outside the area, Viviano gathers comfortably
43' Mancini is going for broke here: Ljajic comes on for Santon
42' Final change for Sampdoria: Ivan comes on for Fernando
42' Nerazzurri claim for a penalty after Zukanovic brings down Manaj in the six-yard box
40' Manaj with an effort from the edge of the area, turned away by the Blucerchiati backline
37' Another booking: this time Medel gets his name taken down after a foul on Cassano
35' Fernando also goes into the book
35' Yellow card for Felipe Melo
34' The Nerazzurri are stepping it up here: Icardi finds Biabiany who can only direct his diving header into Viviano's arms
30' GOOOAAAAL!!! Icardi wins the ball in the area and squares it for Perisic to tap home. 1-1 at the Marassi!
26' Sampdoria with a counter attack, Muriel hits a left-foot strike just wide
25' Second substitution for the Nerazzurri: Manaj coming on for Palacio
23' Perisic fouls Pereira and picks up a yellow card
19' Barreto is booked for a heavy challenge on Guarin
18' Guarin finds Perisic who ends towards the goal, Viviano was well-placed to save
17' Mancini makes his first change, bringing off Kondogbia for Biabiany
11' Sampdoria make a change: Correa comes off to be replaced by Palombo
10' Perisic finds Guarin who hits it across the six-yard box aiming for Palacio, but Sampdoria clear for a corner. Close to 1-1
6' Pereira crosses from the left, Muriel sneaks in behind Medel and knocks it in. Sampdoria ahead
5' Mesbah surges down the left and centres for Muriel. The No. 24 Blucerchiati striker can't find the finish
3' Whipped cross from Palacio, Perisic inches away from getting the vital touch on his head
1' No changes from both sides as the second half gets under way
Average rating 5.65
9 shots on target 10
6 shots off target 7
14 fouls committed 11
9 corners 8
2 offsides 1
34% ball possession 66%
wins(30) draws(22) defeats(13)

GENOA – Roberto Mancini's men emerged from the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa with a 1-1 draw thanks to a Ivan Perisic finish from close range that cancelled out Luis Muriel's strike early in the second half. 

It was a good result for Inter, considering Sampdoria's 100% record at home this season, and now the Nerazzurri have to move on and put last week's home defeat at the San Siro behind them.

The Nerazzurri head coach chose to stick to practically the same line-up as seven days ago, the only enforced change was Jeison Murillo in place of the suspended Miranda alongside Gary Medel in a four-man defence. Sampdoria manager Walter Zenga opted for a front two of Luis Muriel and Eder, with Roberto Soriano operating in behind. 

Both sides started strongly with Ervin Zukanovic coming close with a header for the home side and Mauro Icardi getting in behind the Blucerchiati defence but he was unable to direct his shot on target. Eder then warmed up with an effort from long-range that didn't trouble Samir Handanovic. However, Inter's keeper was called into action again moments later with a diving save to his right as Joaquin Correa tried his luck from a similar distance. 

Inter responded by slowing down the tempo and getting a foothold in the game. Good possession led to a crossing opportunity for Rodrigo Palacio, picking out Geoffrey Kondogbia at the back post who squared it for Fredy Guarin in acres of space. Unfortunately, the Colombian couldn't keep his acrobatic finish below the bar.

The Blucerchiati tried to bounce back immediately with Eder in the 30th minute, but Gary Medel was on hand to deflect the Italy striker's effort behind for a corner. Seven minutes later, Soriano played Correa into a one-on-one situation with Handanovic. Sampdoria's No. 10 picked up the rebound after his first effort was saved but somehow managed to miss an unguarded goal from a couple of yards out. Having been majorly let off the hook, Inter played out the final minutes of the first half to go in at 0-0.     

The first chance after the break fell to Mancini's men, with Palacio once again the creator. Unfortunately, Perisic arrived agonisingly late on the cross and the opportunity passed. In the 51st minute, Zenga's men opened the deadlock. Pedro Pereira's cross from the left evaded every Inter defender and made it through to Muriel at the far post, who guided the ball home on the turn. 

Inter responded straight away, with good link-up play between Palacio and Perisic leading to a cross from Guarin that was fired across the area, but the Sampdoria backline managed to clear their lines.

The Nerazzurri were pushing high up the pitch in search of the equaliser, leaving themselves vulnerable to counter-attacks from the Blucerchiati danger men. Muriel came close to doubling his goal-tally in the 70th minute when he found himself bearing down on goal with only the keeper to beat. Luckily for Inter, his powerful left-footed strike flew just wide of Handanovic's post. 

The leveller came just five minutes later when a Davide Santon cross caused panic in the area. Mauro Icardi pounced on the loose ball and, at the second time of asking, squared for Perisic to get ahead of Emiliano Viviano in goal and hit it home. 

Inter began to push for the winner and upped the pressure just as Sampdoria were fading after an energetic first half. Mancini went all out for victory by sending on Adem Ljajic in place of Santon late in the game, but the scoreline didn't change and both teams take home a share of the points.

Scorers: Muriel (51) and Perisic (75)

Sampdoria: 2 Viviano; 13 Pereira, 4 Moisander, 87 Zukanovic, 3 Mesbah; 7 Fernando (Ivan 95, 10), 8 Barreto, 21 Soriano; 24 Muriel (Cassano 99, 77), 23 Eder, 10 Correa (Palombo 17, 56).
Subs not used: 1 Puggioni, 57 Brignoli, 9 Rodriguez, 19 Regini, 77 Carbonero, 92 Rocca.
Coach: Walter Zenga
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 21 Santon (Ljajic 22, 88), 17 Medel, 24 Murillo, 12 Telles; 13 Guarin, 83 Melo, 7 Kondogbia (Biabiany 11, 62); 44 Perisic, 8 Palacio (Manaj 97, 70); 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 14 Montoya, 23 Ranocchia, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 55 Nagatomo, 77 Brozovic.
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Booked: Barreto 64, Perisic 67, Felipe Melo 80, Fernando 80, Medel 82, Guarin 90+3
Added time: 2+4 minutes

Referee: Rocchi
Assistants: Barbirati, Marzaloni
Fourth official: Preti
Additional assistants: Orsato, Candussio


starting lineups

Viviano 2 1 Handanovic
Pereira 13 21 Santon
Moisander 4 17 Medel
Zukanovic 87 24 Murillo
Mesbah 3 12 Telles
Soriano 21 13 Guarin
Fernando 7 83 Melo
Barreto 8 7 Kondogbia
Correa 10 44 Perisic
Eder 23 8 Palacio
Muriel 24 9 Icardi


Puggioni 1 30 Carrizo
Brignoli 57 46 Berni
Rodriguez 9 5 Jesus
Palombo 17 11 Biabiany
Regini 19 14 Montoya
Carbonero 77 22 Ljajic
Rocca 92 23 Ranocchia
Ivan 95 27 Gnoukouri
Cassano 99 33 D'Ambrosio
55 Nagatomo
77 Brozovic
97 Manaj