Final score

28 August 2016 18:00

27' (2nd half) Icardi
1 - 1
3' (2nd half) Rispoli
Referee: Carmine Russo / Linesmen: Preti, Fiorito / Fourth official: Schenone / Assistants: Calvarese, Aureliano
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46' The half-time whistle blows! Inter have had several fantastic chances to score, but it's still 0-0 here.
45' There'll be one minute of added time at the end of this first half.
45' Medel has another chance, firing inches wide from a great position. So close!
44' Handanovic rushes out to head clear, Aleesami seizes on it and finds Hiljemark, who blazes over.
42' Banega takes another corner: Eder gets a head on it but his looping effort is off target.
42' Perisic bursts forward and finds Icardi on the edge of the area. The Inter captain's touch is a little heavy and it goes out for a corner.
39' Inter are really pushing Palermo now. Murillo is the latest to have a chance, heading just wide from Banega's free-kick.
39' Aleesami gets booked for holding back Eder.
38' From Banega's corner, Miranda gets up and guides a header goalwards. It whistles just past the far post.
37' It's all Inter now. Perisic works the ball well inside the area and unleashes a left-footed effort. Posavec gets it behind for a corner.
35' Inter are so close to a 1-0 lead! Medel fires towards goal from inside the box, but Andelkovic sticks out a boot to clear off the line!
34' Eder cuts in from the right, presses the accelerator and fires goalwards from the edge of the box. Goldaniga provides a sliding block.
31' Inter win a free-kick on the edge of the area. Banega clips it across to Kondogbia at the far post, but the Frenchman's header is wayward.
27' It's a scorcher at San Siro tonight, so Russo has halted play to allow the players to take on water.
24' Banega plays in Eder, but the Italian is unable to find Icardi in the area.
18' Goldaniga with a very poor challenge on Icardi. The Palermo defender is shown a yellow card, but it could arguably have been red.
16' Inter break at speed through Perisic on the left. The Croatian whips in a low cross, but neither Icardi nor Eder can apply the finish.
15' Miranda fires just wide after an Inter corner, but Russo had already blown his whistle. The Brazilian defender was in an offside position.
12' There's a bit of a lull here, with Inter dominating possession and looking to build the play from the back. Palermo are limited to counters.
7' Hiljemark floats in a free-kick, it falls to Goldaniga unmarked in the box but he prods it wide of Handanovic's right-hand post.
3' Perisic whips it in for Icardi, who controls well but accidentally touches the ball with his hand. Russo blows up for the foul.
1' Here we go, Inter v Palermo is underway! Frank de Boer's men get the ball rolling here at San Siro.
1' Ahead of kick-off, the players come together for a minute's applause as a mark of respect for those affected by the recent earthquake.
1' The Meazza is looking resplendent in Inter black and blue ahead of the first home game of the season. Inter v Palermo is moments away!
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49' That's it: Icardi cancels out Rispoli's opener but Inter are held to a 1-1 draw in their first home game of the season.
45' There'll be four minutes' added time here.
45' Candreva swings a boot at the loose ball in the area, but it's over the bar.
44' Banega finds Eder, who drives forward but is unable to switch it to Candreva.
40' Cionek comes on for Andelkovic in Palermo's final change of the match.
39' Rispoli booked for timewasting.
37' Banega takes... but it flies over the bar!
36' Sallai upends Eder just before the Italian barrels into the box. The Nerazzurri have a free-kick in a great position. Yellow card for Sallai
34' Aleesami tries his luck from distance but it's not troubling Handanovic.
32' Candreva fires in another cross, Eder connects with a bullet header but it's just wide. So close to 2-1!
31' Palermo make a change, replacing Nestorovski with Balogh.
31' Murillo fouls Sallai, earning a yellow card for his troubles.
27' GOOOOOAL! Candreva crosses in from the right, Icardi heads past Posavec! It's 1-1 at the Meazza, come on lads!
26' Chance! Banega's free-kick is towards Icardi, who gets up high but heads just over the bar.
25' Gazzi stops Candreva in full flow, earning himself a yellow card in the process.
22' Double change for Inter: Candreva and Miangue are on for Perisic and Santon.
17' D'Ambrosio has a crack from the edge of the area, but Posavec makes the diving save. Corner kick.
14' Eder swings a great cross in, Medel gets a head on it but it drops just wide of the far post.
10' Palermo make their first change of the match, with Sallai replacing Quaison.
9' Banega looks to find Eder with a through ball, but Posavec is quick off his line to nick the ball away from the Inter No.23.
6' D'Ambrosio whips in a cross for Perisic, who gets a firm header on it but directs the ball straight at Posavec.
3' Goal for Palermo. Rispoli has a pot shot from the edge of the area, it takes a huge deflection off Santon and leaves Handanovic helpless.
2' Eder leads an Inter break, surging up to the edge of the box and letting fly with a right-footed effort. It's blocked and the danger clears.
1' The second half gets underway. Neither side have made any changes at half time.

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5 shots on target 3
18 shots off target 4
16 fouls committed 24
8 corners 4
20 offsides 0
69% ball possession 31%
wins(20) draws(9) defeats(0)

MILAN – Inter were forced to settle for a point after they drew 1-1 with Palermo at San Siro on Sunday evening.

Andrea Rispoli gave the visitors the lead on 48 minutes, his shot deflecting off Davide Santon and into the net, but Mauro Icardi struck with 18 minutes to secure a 1-1 draw for his team.

The match began with a minute’s applause for the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy, with the whole stadium coming together in a show of solidarity with all those affected.

There was a quiet start on the pitch, but Inter eventually sprung into life midway through the first half. Ivan Perisic swung in a dangerous cross for Gary Medel in the middle of the penalty box – the Chilean controlled and fired towards goal, but Sinisa Andelkovic stuck out a leg to clear off the line and thwart the Nerazzurri.

Seconds later, Ever Banega picked out Perisic on the left with a 50-yard pass. The Croatian cut in onto his right and then back onto his left, but Josip Posavec managed to palm his rifled effort behind. From the resulting corner, Miranda should have scored after his free header whistled inches past the far post.

It was all Inter by this point, Jeison Murillo heading another Banega delivery just wide minutes later, while Medel was again involved as he linked up with Icardi and Eder only to watch his right-footed shot sail agonisingly wide of goal.

Half time came at the wrong time for Inter in truth, but there could be no predicting what was to happen within a few minutes of the restart. Rispoli gathered a loosed ball a few yards out from the Inter box and let fly with a hopeful shot – it took the wickedest of deflections off Santon to leave Samir Handanovic rooted to the spot and send the Palermo bench wild. 1-0.

It was a bitter blow given the raft of chances the Nerazzurri had created minutes previously, but De Boer’s men wasted no time in going looking for the equaliser. First Perisic headed a great chance straight at Posavec, then Medel’s own headed effort looped just wide of the Croatian keeper’s goal.

There were cries of frustration around San Siro on 70 minutes as an unmarked Icardi headed an inch-perfect ball over the bar, but the captain was to make amends two minutes later as he popped up at the near post to head home substitute Antonio Candreva’s cross.

The momentum had shifted and Inter smelled blood. The excellent Candreva whipped another cross into the danger zone, but Eder’s bullet header fizzed wide of the post. Candreva himself had a chance to score the winner minutes later, but his volley sailed over the bar.

With time ticking away, Inter continued to push to no avail. And with Palermo happy to run the clock down, the result was soon confirmed.

: Rispoli 48, Icardi 72.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 21 Santon (Miangue 87); 17 Medel, 19 Banega, 7 Kondogbia; 23 Eder, 9 Icardi, 44 Perisic (Candreva 68).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 5 Melo, 8 Palacio, 11 Biabiany, 13 Ranocchia, 27 Gnoukouri, 77 Brozovic, 94 Yao.
Coach: Frank de Boer.

PALERMO: 1 Posavec; 4 Andelkovic (Cionek 85), 6 Goldaniga, 2 Vitiello; 19 Aleesami, 18 Chochev, 14 Gazzi, 10 Hiljemark, 3 Rispoli; 21 Quaison (Sallai 54), 30 Nestorovski (Balogh 76).
Subs not used: 55 Marson, 68 Fulignati, 11 Embalo, 12 Gonzalez, 24 Bouy, 27 Bentivegna, 28 Jajalo, 70 Giuliano, 97 Pezzella.
Coach: Davide Ballardini.

Yellow cards: Goldaniga 18, Aleesami 36, Gazzi 69, Murillo 76, Sallai 80, Rispoli 84.
Added time: 2 + 4 minutes.

Referee: Carmine Russo (Nola).
Assistants: Preti, Fiorito.
Fourth official: Schenone.
Additional assistants: Calvarese, Aureliano.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Posavec
D'Ambrosio 33 4 Andelkovic
Miranda 25 6 Goldaniga
Murillo 24 2 Vitiello
Santon 21 19 Aleesami
Medel 17 18 Chochev
Banega 19 14 Gazzi
Kondogbia 7 10 Hiljemark
Eder 23 3 Rispoli
Icardi 9 21 Quaison
Perisic 44 30 Nestorovski


Carrizo 30 55 Marson
Berni 46 68 Fulignati
Melo 5 11 Embalo
Palacio 8 12 Gonzalez
Biabiany 11 15 Cionek
Ranocchia 13 20 Sallai
Gnoukouri 27 22 Balogh
Brozovic 77 24 Bouy
Candreva 87 27 Bentivegna
Yao 94 28 Jajalo
Miangue 95 70 Giuliano
97 Pezzella

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