Final score

20 February 2016 20:45

28' (2nd half) Icardi
12' (2nd half) Miranda
23' D'Ambrosio
3 - 1
47' (2nd half) Quagliarella
Referee: Davide Massa / Linesmen: Marzaloni, De Pinto / Fourth official: Barbirati / Assistants: Orsato, Pinzani
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45' The first half ends with no added time. The Nerazzurri are a goal to the good at the break thanks to D'Ambrosio's opener
43' Soriano floats one in towards the head of Ranocchia, the defender can't hit the target
42' Brozovic is booked and he'll now miss next week's game at Juventus
39' Eder tries to make headway in Samp territory but doesn't get lucky with a deflection
35' Icardi plays in Eder but Ranocchia gets the block in just as he's set to pull the trigger
33' Biabiany is taken down by Dodo as he races away on the counter. Yellow card for the Brazilian
29' Icardi is fouled by Cassani and wins a free kick
23' GOOOAL FOR INTER!!! Brozovic's corner is headed on by Murillo and D'Ambrosio swoops at the far post to put Inter in front! 1-0
23' Biabiany surges up the length of the pitch leaving yellow shirts trailing in his wake. His cross is turned behind by Cassani
20' An Inter corner is cleared only as far as Biabiany. The Frenchman has time to line up his shot but lifts it over
18' Ranocchia comes in with a late challenge from behind on Eder and is the first name into the ref's book
13' Quagliarella latches onto a through ball and aims for the far post. Wide
12' Ranocchia climbs high to meet a corner but sends his header over
11' Quagliarella attempts to squeeze the ball inside the near post from a tight angle. Handanovic sticks out a foot and concedes a corner
9' Fernando has a go from outside the box but it's nowhere near troubling Handanovic
7' Icardi attempts a first-time reverse pass to Eder. Smart idea by the captain but it's just too far ahead of the Italy forward
4' A ball is played in behind for Eder to run onto but Viviano is out to claim
1' Vincenzo Montella's side - playing in yellow tonight - take the kick-off and we're away! FORZA INTER!!!
1' Mancini opts for a 4-4-2 formation tonight: Biabiany and Perisic out wide with Eder and Icardi up front
1' Inter and Sampdoria are out on the pitch. We're almost ready for kick-off here at the Meazza!
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48' It ends 3-1 at the Meazza! D'Ambrosio, Miranda and Icardi with the goals!
47' Quagliarella scores a fine goal to reduce the arrears, clipping Muriel's pass beyond Handanovic with a great first-time finish. 3-1 to Inter
45' We'll have three minutes of stoppage time
44' Muriel drills a shot in towards the near post, Handanovic stands up to and pushes away with his foot
43' Mancini's last change sees Jovetic come on for Brozovic
40' Gnoukouri has a dig from outside the box but hits it over
39' Christodoulopoulos comes on in place of Alvarez
37' Brozovic is halted by a wrong offside decision
34' Montella responds by putting on Krsticic for Correa
33' Mancini uses up another sub with Gnoukouri coming on for Biabiany
28' GOOOOAAAL! Icardi skips away from Ranocchia before rolling the ball beyond Viviano to make it 3-0!
27' Nagatomo is shown a yellow card for handball
23' Sampdoria replace Ivan with Muriel
22' Quagliarella is in with a chance but he's offside
17' We make our first change of the game as Ljajic comes on for Eder
12' 2-0! Miranda nods home at the far post from Felipe Melo's headed assist to double our lead!
10' Icardi does well to keep hold of the ball in the box and attempt a backheeled pass to Perisic but Samp clear their lines
8' Perisic scampers away behind the Samp defence but he's pulled up for a what appears to be a very close offside call
6' Dodo flicks on the free kick and Ranocchia is inches away from connecting at the far post
5' Miranda holds onto Correa and picks up a yellow card. Samp have a free kick on the left side of the box
2' Melo smashes the ball against the bar from a corner but there's a bit of a free-for-all: the Brazilian is adjudged to have fouled Silvestre
1' The second half begins with no half-time changes
Average rating 6.04
3 shots on target 3
3 shots off target 8
14 fouls committed 11
7 corners 7
3 offsides 7
44% ball possession 56%
wins(41) draws(16) defeats(8)

MILAN – Inter got back to winning ways with a convincing 3-1 win over Sampdoria at the Meazza on Saturday night.

Danilo D'Ambrosio scored in the first half to hand the Nerazzurri a 1-0 lead at the interval then Miranda and Mauro Icardi increased the advantage after the break. Fabio Quagliarella scored in stoppage time for the Blucerchiati.

Inter 3-1 Sampdoria (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: D'Ambrosio 23, Miranda 56, Icardi 73, Quagliarella 90+2.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo; 11 Biabiany (27 Gnoukouri 78), 83 Melo, 77 Brozovic (10 Jovetic 87), 44 Perisic; 23 Eder (22 Ljajic 63), 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Jesus, 8 Palacio, 21 Santon, 31 Zonta, 56 Popa, 97 Manaj.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Sampdoria: 2 Viviano; 5 Cassani, 16 Ranocchia, 26 Silvestre; 95 Ivan (24 Muriel 68), 21 Soriano, 7 Fernando, 11 Dodo; 25 Alvarez (18 Lazaros 84); 27 Quagliarella, 10 Correa (Krsticic 78).
Subs not used: 1 Puggioni, 57 Brignoli, 4 Moisander, 8 Barreto, 9 Rodriguez, 17 Palombo, 29 De Silvestri, 37 Skriniar, 99 Cassano.
Coach: Vincenzo Montella.

Booked: Ranocchia 18, Dodo 32, Brozovic 42, Miranda 50, Nagatomo 72.
Added time: 0+3 minutes.

Referee: Massa.
Assistants: Marzaloni, De Pinto.
Fourth official: Barbirati.
Additional assistants: Orsato, Pinzani.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 2 Viviano
D'Ambrosio 33 5 Cassani
Miranda 25 16 Ranocchia
Murillo 24 26 Silvestre
Nagatomo 55 95 Ivan
Biabiany 11 21 Soriano
Melo 83 7 Fernando
Brozovic 77 11 Dodò
Perisic 44 25 Alvarez
Eder 23 10 Correa
Icardi 9 27 Quagliarella


Carrizo 30 1 Puggioni
Berni 46 57 Brignoli
Jesus 5 4 Moisander
Palacio 8 8 Barreto
Jovetic 10 9 Rodriguez
Santon 21 17 Palombo
Ljajic 22 18 Lazaros
Gnoukouri 27 20 Krsticic
Zonta 31 24 Muriel
Popa 56 29 De Silvestri
Manaj 97 37 Skriniar
99 Cassano