Final score

22 November 2015 20:45

47' (2nd half) Brozovic
42' (2nd half) Murillo
8' (2nd half) Icardi
29' Biabiany
4 - 0
referee Marco Guida / linesmen Marrazzo, Tasso / 4th man Vivenzi / assistants Fabbri, La Penza
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Minutes Text commentary
45' No injury time at the end of the first half, the Nerazzurri are 1-0 up thanks to Jonathan Biabiany's first of the season
45' Jovetic beats Diakité and shoots from outside the box. His effort is weak and Leali blocks at the second time of asking
44' Ljajic has a go from way out that dips suddenly but not enough to worry Leali
40' Soddimo is booked for going in late on Felipe Melo
38' Felipe Melo controls it beautifully on the edge of the area, avoids a challenge and unleashes a vicious right-footed shot that goes wide
34' Delightful cross from Biabiany on the right. Gori deflects it behind for a corner with Ljajic lurking
29' GOOOOAAAAL!!!! Great shot from Ljajic that draws a save from Leali and Biabiany makes no mistake with the follow-up. Nerazzurri 1-0 up
27' Biabiany crosses for Icardi, whose effort is sent behind for a corner by Blanchard
26' Miranda fells Castillo in midfield and picks up a yellow card
23' Jovetic looks for Icardi in the box, but the No. 10 overhits his pass and it ends up behind
19' Nagatomo cuts into the box from the right and tries to find the net, but Crivello gets the block in
15' Jovetic with a low shot from 20 metres, Leali saves
13' Kondogbia tries his luck from the edge of the area, but his shot goes over by a few metres
10' Diakité picks up a yellow for a tackle from behind on Icardi
7' Soddimo with a great volley, Handanovic dives well and puts it behind for a corner
5' Good work from the Nerazzurri: Telles swings in a cross looking for Ljajic, but Leali gets off his line well and clears
2' Inter go straight on the attack, Jovetic with a cross that Paganini turns behind for a corner
1' Inter v Frosinone is under way, the Nerazzurri with the kick-off
1' The San Siro falls silent to the tunes of La Marseillaise before kick-off
1' Inter and Frosinone make their way onto the pitch for the late kick-off in Week 13 of Serie A 2015/16
Minutes Text commentary
48' That's your lot! Inter win 4-0 with goals from Biabiany, Icardi, Murillo and Brozovic sending the Nerazzurri clear at the top
47' GOOOOOOOAAAAAL!!! Ljajic with the assist for Brozovic who lashes it past Leali!
45' There will be three minutes of injury time
43' Final change for Mancini, Brozovic replaces skipper Icardi
42' GOOOAAAAAAL! Get stuff from the Nerazzurri, Jovetic backheels for Murillo who's up from defence and the Colombian nutmegs Leali
41' Perisic comes on for Biabiany
40' Inter come close to 3-0 again! Ljajic puts Jovetic into a one-on-one with Leali. Jo-Jo tries to place but the Frosinone keeper smothers
37' Frosinone make their final change, Carlini coming on for Paganini
35' Inter are cruising with ten minutes to go
31' Double change for Frosinone: Longo and Gucher come on for Ciofani and Gori
30' Icardi tries to curl one in but Leali saves comfortably
27' Another chance for the Nerazzurri! Ljajic bursts into the box and tries to place it bottom corner, but the Frosinone backline clears
23' Great chance for 3-0! Icardi plays in Biabiany who strikes it firmly but Blanchard blocks on the line
21' Jovetic feeds Ljajic, who sets his sights before unleashing a right-footed shot that goes harmlessly wide
17' Paganini picks up a yellow for a foul on Telles
15' Mancini shuffles his pack: Ranocchia coming on for Nagatomo
14' The ball falls loose in the Nerazzurri area: Castillo shoots but Murillo gets the block in
8' GOOAAAAAL!!! Wonderful combination play from Icardi and Ljajic, who plays a return pass for the Nerazzurri captain to poke home! 2-0
7' Icardi and Ljajic trying to combine in the area. The Serbian can't bring the ball under his spell however and Frosinone clear their lines
4' Pinball machine in the Nerazzurri area after a Frosinone corner. Biabiany clears behind for a corner
1' Biabiany flies up the wing, exchanges passes with Icardi and shoots. His effort goes over but there's applause for Inter's No. 11
1' No changes to either side as the second half gets going
Average rating 6.97
10 shots on target 12
12 shots off target 7
15 fouls committed 18
0 corners 2
6 offsides 7
64% ball possession 36%
wins(2) draws(0) defeats(0)

MILAN – Inter showed that they are capable of scoring more than one goal in a game with a thrilling performance this evening, thrashing Serie A newcomers Frosinone 4-0 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. 

The night was charged with emotion before kick-off, as La Marseillaise rang out around the stadium in commemoration of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in Paris. Then it was up to the players to do the business on the pitch and they delivered in style. Goals from Jonathan Biabiany and three in the second half from Mauro Icardi, Jeison Murillo and Marcelo Brozovic handed Roberto Mancini's side three key points that send them clear at the top of the league. 

The Nerazzurri began on the front foot straight away with Adem Ljajic trying his luck from the edge of the area less than a minute into the game, but the Frosinone defence managed to get the block in.

A few moments later, both keepers showed their worth when first Nicola Leali got ahead of Ljajic who was lurking dangerously in the area and then Samir Handanovic was quick off his line to snuff out a counter attack from the visitors. Inter's No.1 was called in action again in the 7th minute, leaping to his left to save from a well-struck Danilo Soddimo volley. 

Inter's response didn't take long to come: Stevan Jovetic and Ljajic combined well on the 18-yard line, with the Serbian attacker putting it on a plate for Geoffrey Kondogbia. Unfortunately, the midfielder couldn't keep his effort on target. Jovetic stung the hands of the Frosinone keeper soon after with a powerful strike that was too central. 

The game was low on zip and excitement in the opening stages and was in need of a spark from somewhere. Biabiany duly provided the goods in the 29th minute. Ljajic had a shot from the edge of the area that Leali parried back into danger, where the French winger was waiting to rifle the ball into the roof of the net. He almost contributed to a second goal in the 33rd minute with a delightful lofted cross to Ljajic at the back post, but Frosinone defender Mirko Gori did well to put it behind for a corner.

There was little else of note in the first half – apart from a Ljajic effort from 30 yards that didn't trouble Leali too much – and Inter went in at the break with a 1-0 lead. 

Neither side made any changes at half-time and Inter exploded out of the blocks in the second half. Biabiany dribbled the length of the pitch, played a neat one-two with Icardi before striking narrowly over in the area.

The visitors tried to get back into the game from a free-kick, but it was the hosts who struck again in the 53rd minute. Ljajic picked up the ball from Jovetic, exchanged quick passes with Icardi before making it to the byline and squaring back to his captain, who simply had to poke the ball home for 2-0. 

Frosinone did briefly threaten with 30 minutes left on the clock when the ball fell at Nicolas Castillo's feet after a corner. Luckily, Murillo was on hand to throw his body in the way of the Chilean's goal-bound effort.

Inter carved themselves another great chance in the 68th minute when Handanovic released Ljajic on the counter attack. The Nerazzurri No. 22 showed great vision to find Icardi, who laid it off to the onrushing Biabiany. The Frenchman's low drive beat Leali, but Leonardo Blanchard was well placed on the line to save a goal. 

Mancini's charges were in total control of the match, constantly probing for the third goal that eventually came two minutes from the end of normal time. Ivan Perisic, who had just come on for Jovetic, cut in from the right and set up Murillo with a silky back-heel, with the marauding defender coolly slotting home. Brozovic put the icing on the cake deep into injury time, smashing home with his right after Ljajic had once again supplied the assist. 

The win lifts Inter two points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A and the Nerazzurri's next match in the league is actually at the Stadio San Paolo on Monday 30 November at 21:00 CET. 

: Biabiany 29, Icardi 53, Murillo 88 and Brozovic 90+1.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 55 Nagatomo (23 Ranocchia, 60), 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 12 Telles; 83 Melo, 7 Kondogbia; 11 Biabiany (44 Perisic, 85), 10 Jovetic, 22 Ljajic; 9 Icardi (77 Brozovic, 88).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 8 Palacio, 13 Guarin, 14 Montoya, 17 Medel, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 77 Brozovic.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

FROSINONE: 33 Leali; 28 Rosi, 24 Diakité, 6 Blanchard, 3 Crivello; 17 Paganini (29 Carlini, 83), 5 Gori (8 Gucher, 76), 21 Sammarco, 10 Soddimo; 9 Ciofani (12 Longo, 76), 30 Castillo.
Subs not used: 1 Zappino, 23 Gomis, 7 Frara, 11 Verde, 13 M. Ciofani, 69 Bertoncini.
Coach: Roberto Stellone.

Yellow cards: Diakité 10, Miranda 26 and Paganini 62.

Additional time: 0+3 minutes.

Referee: Marco Guida.
Assistants: Afonso Marrazzo, Gianmattia Tasso.
Fourth official: Mauro Vivenzi.
Additional assistants: Michael Fabbri, Federico La Penna.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 33 Leali
Nagatomo 55 28 Rosi
Miranda 25 24 Diakité
Murillo 24 6 Blanchard
Telles 12 3 Crivello
Melo 83 17 Paganini
Kondogbia 7 5 Gori
Biabiany 11 21 Sammarco
Jovetic 10 10 Soddimo
Ljajic 22 9 D.Ciofani
Icardi 9 30 Castillo


Carrizo 30 1 Zappino
Berni 46 23 Gomis
Jesus 5 7 Frara
Palacio 8 8 Gucher
Guarin 13 11 Verde
Montoya 14 12 Longo
Medel 17 13 M.Ciofani
Ranocchia 23 29 Carlini
Gnoukouri 27 69 Bertoncini
D'Ambrosio 33
Perisic 44
Brozovic 77