Final score

24 January 2016 15:00

39' Palacio
1 - 1
47' (2nd half) Lasagna
referee Andrea Gervasoni / linesmen De Luca, Tasso / 4th man Ranghetti / assistants Giacomelli, Abisso
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Minutes Text commentary
46' It's half-time! The Nerazzurri take a one-goal lead in at the break thanks to Palacio's strike.
45' There'll be one minute of added time here at San Siro.
44' Perisic bursts into the box on the left-hand side and thrashes a fierce show towards goal - side netting only.
42' Icardi gathers the ball in the box and looks to beat Romagnoli, but Belec rushes out to gather the ball.
39' GOOOOOAL!!! Perisic's shot is deflected into Palacio's path and the Argentine makes no mistake in slotting home the tap-in!
38' Martinho with some nice play near the Inter goal, but it's deflected behind for a corner.
35' Telles looks to play Perisic in behind Pasciuti, but the Brazilian's pass is too heavy and Belec comes out to gather.
31' Ljajic swings in the corner, Murillo gets his head on it - it falls to Perisic but the balls runs away from the Croatian.
30' Ljajic unfurls a curling right-footed effort from the edge of the box. It comes off Romagnoli's back and goes behind for a corner.
26' Palacio's header beats Belec, but it's hacked back off the line by Romagnoli!
25' Ljajic pulls a free-kick back for Icardi, whose shot is deflected behind by a Carpi defender.
23' Lovely play from Ljajic but the Serb is brought down by Crimi. The Carpi No. 17 is shown a yellow card by the referee.
20' Telles commits a foul around 25 yards out. The Brazilian picks up the first booking of the match for his troubles.
19' Handanovic shows quick reactions once again to smother Mancosu's snap shot in the box.
18' Top save from Handanovic to deny Mbakogu from close range.
15' Lovely play from Inter: Montoya finds Perisic who finds Icardi in the box. The Argentine ends up on the floor but the ref waves play on.
12' Perisic cuts in from the right once again, beats a man and fires towards goal. The ball whistles not far over the bar.
8' Perisic cuts in from the right and unleashes a shot towards goal with his left, but Belec shows safe hands to make the save.
7' Adem Ljajic steps up to take the free-kick... but it cannons back off the Carpi wall.
6' Icardi is fouled on the edge of the Carpi box. Free-kick for the Nerazzurri in a dangerous position...
2' The Nerazzurri are on the attack straight away: Palacio swings in a cross from the left, but there's no Inter man waiting at the far post.
1' Here we go, Icardi and Palacio take the kick-off to get us underway!
1' The teams make their way out onto the pitch... kick-off in Inter v Carpi is just minutes away!
Minutes Text commentary
49' It's all over. Lasagna's late goal cancels out Palacio's opener. 1-1 the final score.
47' Goal for Carpi. Lasagna slips it past Handanovic to finish off a Carpi break and level the scores at 1-1.
46' Perisic swings in a cross for Icardi, but Belec claims.
45' There'll be four minutes added time here at San Siro.
43' Jovetic booked for a foul on Bianco.
40' Icardi looks certain to score as he bears down on Belec's goal, but Romagnoli does just enough to put the Argentine off.
39' Mancini makes his last change of the game and it's Jovetic who comes on to replace Palacio.
38' Pasciuti picks up his second booking of the game - early bath for the Carpi man.
37' Incredible double save from Belec, who reacts to keep out Melo's header and then gets up to save Palacio's rebound.
34' Juan Jesus links up well with Icardi but he's brought down on the edge of the area by Suagher. Yellow card for the Carpi man.
31' Inter make a change now, with Montoya being replaced by Nagatomo.
30' Inter threaten here but Palacio's cross fizzes across goal without any Nerazzurri player getting a touch.
28' Castori makes his third and final change, bringing on Di Gaudio for Martinho.
24' Martinho works a yard of space in the box and wins a corner for his side after Mirancda blocks his shot.
23' Carpi make another change, with Lasagna joining the fray in place of Mancosu.
18' Daprela is also booked as part of the coming together with Palacio.
18' Palacio gets a booking for some jostling in the Carpi box.
17' Felip Melo finds himself in acres of space and cracks a shot towards goal. Belec dives to his left to see it behind for a corner kick.
14' Carpi make a change, bringing on Daprela for Letizia.
10' The match has fallen into a bit of a lull, with the Carpi defence frustrating Inter in front of goal.
7' Melo picks out Palacio behind the Carpi defence, but the Argentine is flagged offside.
4' Perisic has a long-range right-footed effort palmed behind for a corner by Belec.
1' The second half begins at the Meazza!
1' Roberto Mancini has brought Miranda on for Telles at half-time.
Average rating 4.17
8 shots on target 4
4 shots off target 2
17 fouls committed 8
7 corners 6
3 offsides 0
63% ball possession 37%
wins(0) draws(1) defeats(0)

MILAN – Inter were held to a 1-1 draw at San Siro on Sunday afternoon as Carpi found a late equaliser to deny the Nerazzurri all three points.

In a hard-fought contest, Rodrigo Palacio gave Inter the lead on 39 minutes after he coolly slotted home a loose ball in the box. It looked as if the home side were heading for another 1-0 win, but Kevin Lasagna finished off a late Carpi break to nick a point for the visitors.

Roberto Mancini began with Perisic and Ljajic on the wings, supporting Palacio and Icardi in attack. Back in defence, Miranda was given a rest after the midweek game in Naples, with Juan Jesus coming in to replace him.

Carpi enjoyed the first attack of the game, Mbakogu steering the ball into the back of the net – but the referee had already halted play for a Mancosu foul on Montoya. Inter soon wrestled back the initiative through Perisic, who twice cut in from the right to fire goalwards on his left foot: first Belec made the stop, then the Croatian’s effort whistled just over the bar. There was further excitement for the San Siro faithful on 14 minutes, Icardi felled in the box by Suagher only for Gervasoni to wave play on.

Mbakogu and then Mancosu called Handanovic into action not long afterwards, but both times the Inter goalie made himself big to make the stop. The home side continued to push for the breakthrough, with Romagnoli having to clear Palacio’s effort off the line to keep the scores level.

With six minutes to go until half-time, Perisic led a quick counter, finding Ljajic on the left. The Serb’s cross was cleared as far as Perisic, whose deflected shot fell to Palacio. The Argentine made no mistake in slotting home the tap-in for 1-0.

The second half began with Miranda taking the place of Telles and Inter switching to a back three. Montoya and Perisic took up the wide positions, freeing up Ljajic to play behind Palacio and Icardi.

Perisic had the first chance of the half, but Belec made another good save to palm behind for a corner. It was Melo’s turn to try his luck next, but against Belec kept the Nerazzurri out.

Carpi came close on 68 minutes, Martinho firing across goal but failing to hit the target. And while the visitors pressed for an equaliser, Inter looked dangerous on the break through Ljajic and Perisic. Nine minutes from time, Belec produced a wonderful double save to deny first Melo’s header and then Palacio’s snap rebound.

Inter seemed to be home and dry a minute later after Pasciuti was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence, but Carpi refused to give up and found an unlikely equaliser in the second minute of stoppage time as Lasagna slid past Handanovic to leave Inter ruing their missed opportunities.

INTER 1-1 CARPI (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Palacio 39, Lasagna 90+2.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 14 Montoya (Nagatomo 75), 24 Murillo, 5 Jesus, 12 Telles (Miranda HT); 44 Perisic, 77 Brozovic, 83 Melo, 22 Ljajic; 8 Palacio (Jovetic 83), 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 7 Kondogbia, 11 Biabiany, 17 Medel, 21 Santon, 23 Ranocchia, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

CARPI: 27 Belec; 5 Zaccardo, 21 Romagnoli, 23 Suagher, 19 Pasciuti; 29 Martinho (Di Gaudio 72), 17 Crimi, 8 Bianco, 3 Letizia (Daprelà 60); 25 Mancosu (Lasagna 67), 99 Mbakogu.
Subs not used: 1 Brkic, 2 Sabelli, 7 Matos, 20 Lollo.
Coach: Fabrizio Castori

Booked: Telles 20, Crimi 22, Pasciuti 40, Palacio 62, Daprelà 62, Suagher 78, Jovetic 87.
Sent off: Pasciuti 82.

Added time: 1 + 4 minutes.

Referee: Gervasoni.
Assistants: De Luca, Tasso.
Fourth official: Ranghetti.
Additional assistants: Giacomelli, Abisso.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 27 Belec
Montoya 14 5 Zaccardo
Murillo 24 21 Romagnoli
Jesus 5 23 Suagher
Telles 12 19 Pasciuti
Melo 83 29 Martinho
Brozovic 77 17 Crimi
Perisic 44 8 Bianco
Palacio 8 3 Letizia
Ljajic 22 25 Mancosu
Icardi 9 99 Mbakogu


Carrizo 30 1 Brkic
Kondogbia 7 2 Sabelli
Jovetic 10 7 Matos
Biabiany 11 11 Di Gaudio
Medel 17 15 Lasagna
Santon 21 20 Lollo
Ranocchia 23 36 Daprelà
Miranda 25
Gnoukouri 27
D'Ambrosio 33
Nagatomo 55
Manaj 97