Final score

3 April 2016 20:45

17' Icardi (P)
1 - 2
28' (2nd half) Belotti (P)
10' (2nd half) Molinaro
Referee: Marco Guida / Linesmen: Giallatini, Ranghetti / Fourth official: Vuoto / Assistants: Valeri, Di Bello
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47' The first half comes to an end. Inter lead thanks to a penalty from captain fantastic Mauro Icardi
44' The ref has added on two minutes of injury time
42' Medel hauls back Belotti on the counter and gets booked
39' Ljajic takes aim from the edge of the area, Bruno gets the block in
34' Perisic earns a corner after a mazy run on the right. The ball falls to Icardi who takes a nice touch before shooting wide
33' Brozovic swings in a free-kick aiming for Miranda who gets ahead of his marker and strikes narrowly wide
29' Vives with a rough challenge on Palacio that earns him a yellow card
26' Brozovic tries his luck from distance but can't keep it below the bar
24' Perisic guides a header in Palacio's direction at the far post, but the ref halts the game for an apparent foul on Bruno Peres
19' Miranda is shown a yellow card for handball
17' GOOOAAAAL!!! Mauro Icardi makes no mistake from the penalty and puts Inter into the lead
16' Moretti is shown a yellow card as well
16' Moretti blocks Brozovic's shot with his arm, Guida points to the spot
10' An even first ten minutes to the game at the Meazza
5' Belotti centres it for Maxi Lopez. Handanovic is brave to come out at the striker's feet and gets a blow to the head for his troubles
2' Palacio puts in a cross from the right and Bruno Peres turns it behind for the first corner of the game
1' And we're under way in Inter v Torino. Good luck, guys!
1' The crowd at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza pause to remember Cesare Maldini. The whole stadium breaks into applause
1' The teams are lined up on the pitch. Kick-off in Inter v Torino is just a few moments away in Week 31 of Serie A TIM 2015/16
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50' It's all over at the Meazza. Torino win 2-1
50' Great chance for Eder, inches away from getting on the end of a Perisic corner
48' Basselli hits the post from outside the area
45' There will be five minutes of injury time
45' Belotti gets booked
44' Perisic controls it on his chest and volleys narrowly wide
43' Molinaro is booked for time-wasting
42' Great cross from Biabiany on the right, Torino's defence clears
40' Final change for Inter, Santon replaced by Eder
39' Perisic crosses but Palacio can't get on the end of it
36' Bruno Peres fouls Perisic and is shown a yellow card
34' Torino are all out of subs, Farnerud taking Benassi's spot
28' Belotti sends Handanovic the wrong way and puts Torino into the lead
28' The Japanese defender sees red and Inter are playing with nine men
28' Huge protests from Inter as Guida points to the spot after Nagatomo brings down Belotti in the area
26' Biabiany replaces Icardi for Inter
23' What a chance for Inter! Perisic sets it up for Icardi who tries to nod it inside the far post but Padelli pulls out a wonder-save
22' Another change for Ventura, bringing on Gazzi in place of Vives
21' Belotti beats Juan Jesus and tries to find the far post, but puts it wide to Handanovic's right
20' Brozovic and Perisic interchange passes before the Croatian bursts down the right and wins a corner
15' Maxi Lopez lays it off for an onrushing Vives who strikes over
14' Mancini readjusts, sending on Murillo to shore things up in place of Ljajic
12' The Nerazzurri No.25 has been given his marching orders. Inter are playing with ten
12' Miranda fouls Belotti and picks up his second yellow
10' Molinaro bursts into the area and toe-pokes it past Handanovic. Torino equaliser
6' Great save Handanovic! Belotti is played into a one-on-one but the Nerazzurri No.1 makes himself big and saves
2' Great chance for Inter! Icardi goes down in the area, but Guida reckons the Nerazzurri captain is the guilty party
1' No changes to either side as we get back under way in the second half
Average rating 4.35
2 shots on target 7
5 shots off target 4
5 fouls committed 4
2 corners 3
9 offsides 2
59% ball possession 41%
wins(46) draws(29) defeats(17)

MILAN – Inter suffered a damaging defeat at home to Torino in Week 31 of Serie A 2015/16 that saw both Miranda and Yuto Nagatomo sent off in a calamitous second half.

A penalty converted by Mauro Icardi in the 17th minute had put the Nerazzurri ahead at the break, but a strike from Cristian Molinaro and a penalty from Andrea Belotti turned the result on its head.

Roberto Mancini opted to start the game in a 4-2-3-1 formation as Inter made their return to San Siro after the international break. Mauro Icardi led the line on his own, with a trio of Adem Ljajic, Rodrigo Palacio and Ivan Perisic behind him. Marcelo Brozovic and Gary Medel formed a two-man pivot in front of a back-four of Davide Santon, Miranda, Juan Jesus and Yuto Nagatomo, with Samir Handanovic in goal.

Aside from a tense moment when Handanovic received a blow to his hand rushing out to smother the ball at Maxi Lopez's feet, it was a slow opening to this evening's contest. After a quarter of an hour, Brozovic cut inside and let fly from the edge of the area. Emiliano Moretti threw himself at the shot and his trailing arm blocked the Croatian midfielder's effort: Marco Guida adjudged it to warrant penalty and pointed to the spot. Icardi made no mistake from the spot and put Inter into the lead.

After the goal, Mancini's men were content to sit back on their lead and hit Torino on the counter, with Ljajic and Palacio looking sharp in between the lines. Miranda came close to doubling the lead in the 32nd minute after a well-worked free-kick routine, but struck Brozovic's whipped delivery narrowly wide. Both Icardi and Ljajic were presented with decent opportunities before half-time but couldn't convert and the teams went into the changing rooms with the score at 1-0.

There were no changes to either side at half-time and Inter began the second half on the front foot with Ljajic releasing Icardi in the area. The Argentine fell to the floor under pressure from the Torino defenders but in Guida's mind the Nerazzurri captain was the guilty party.

However, the visitors were gaining a stronghold in the game and found the equaliser ten minutes after the restart. Maxi Lopez held up the ball well and laid it off for an onrushing Molinaro to stab past Handanovic in goal. Things went from bad to worse as two minutes later there was another turning point in the match. Miranda, already on a booking, clattered into the back of Belotti and received his marching orders.

Initially, the fact Inter were playing with ten men didn't seem to make much of a difference as Perisic continued to cause havoc down the left. In fact, Inter's best move of the second half came from that flank. Palacio found Perisic who lofted the ball to Icardi. Inter's No.9 leaped highest and nodded it back towards the far post, but Daniele Padelli pulled out a superb save to keep it out.

Another vital moment came in the 72nd minute when Belotti threw himself to the ground after an apparent trip by Nagatomo. It was enough for Guida, who pointed to the spot for the second time in the game and sent the Japanese defender off for denying a clear goalscoring chance. Belotti picked himself up to send Handanovic the wrong way from the spot and put Torino into the lead.

Inter battled on gamely till the end with just nine men but by that point the game was dead and buried. After five minutes of stoppage time, the referee blew the final whistle and left the Nerazzurri to reflect on a damaging loss.  

INTER 1-2 TORINO (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Icardi 17 (pen), Molinaro 55, Belotti 73 (pen).

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Santon (23 Eder, 84), 25 Miranda, 5 Jesus, 55 Nagatomo; 77 Brozovic, 17 Medel; 22 Ljajic (24 Murillo, 58), 8 Palacio, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (11 Biabiany, 71).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 7 Kondogbia, 10 Jovetic, 11 Biabiany, 12 Telles, 23 Eder, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 83 Melo.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

TORINO: 1 Padelli; 24 Moretti, 18 Jansson, 5 Bovo (14 Gazzi, 67); 33 Peres, 15 Benassi (8 Farnerud, 79), 20 Vives, 4 Obi (16 Baselli, 56), 3 Molinaro; 9 Belotti, 11 Maxi Lopez.
Subs not used: 13 Castellazzi, 28 Ichazo, 7 Zappacosta, 17 Martinez, 19 Maksimovic, 21 Silva.
Coach: Giampiero Ventura.

Yellow cards: Moretti 16, Miranda 19, Vives 29, Medel 41, Peres 81, Molinaro 87, Belotti 89.
Red cards: Miranda 57, Nagatomo 72.

Injury time: 2+5 minutes.

Referee: Marco Guida.
Assistants: Alessandro Giallatini, Sergio Ranghetti.
Fourth official: Gianluca Vuoto.
Additional assistants: Paolo Valeri, Marco Di Bello.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Padelli
Santon 21 24 Moretti
Miranda 25 18 Jansson
Jesus 5 5 Bovo
Nagatomo 55 33 Peres
Medel 17 15 Benassi
Brozovic 77 20 Vives
Ljajic 22 4 Obi
Palacio 8 3 Molinaro
Perisic 44 9 Belotti
Icardi 9 11 Maxi Lopez


Carrizo 30 13 Castellazzi
Berni 46 28 Ichazo
Kondogbia 7 7 Zappacosta
Jovetic 10 8 Farnerud
Biabiany 11 14 Gazzi
Telles 12 16 Baselli
Eder 23 17 Martinez
Murillo 24 19 Maksimovic
Gnoukouri 27 21 Gaston Silva
D'Ambrosio 33
Melo 83