Final score

2 October 2016 20:45

31' (2nd half) Icardi o.g.
5' Dzeko
2 - 1
28' (2nd half) Banega
Referee: Luca Banti / Linesmen: di Fiore, Crispo / Fourth official: Longo / Assistants: Rocchi, Damato
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46' The first half comes to a close, Roma have a lead at the break thanks to Edin Dzeko's goal
46' Perisic with another effort on goal, Szczesny again finds the save
45' There will be one minute of additional time
43' Dzeko shoots from the edge of the area, drawing a routine save from Handanovic
42' Nerazzurri so close to the equaliser. Miranda heads narrowly wide of Szczesny's post
42' Inter inches away from drawing level, Szczesny with a superb save on Candreva
41' Juan Jesus releases Florenzi, who messes up his shot in a one-on-one with Handanovic
39' Perotti tries to curl one in the post, but Handanovic sees it early and watches it past his post
36' Ansaldi booked after a challenge on Perotti
35' Medel finds Candreva on the wing, he puts in a cross but Manolas heads it clear
32' Great chance for Inter from a corner. Perisic picks out Candreva at the far post but the Italian's volley goes wide
32' Another cross from the right, Bruno Peres opts for safety this time and puts it behind for a corner
29' Great ball from the right by Ansaldi, Bruno Peres gets a vital touch on it
28' Salah plays it to Dzeko, who shoots. Handanovic gathers at the second attempt
26' Banega threads a ball in behind for Perisic to chase, but the Croatian can't get there and it goes behind for a goal kick
24' Santon shown a yellow card for pulling Salah's shirt
22' Inter reply through Perisic and Banega. In both cases, Szczesny's saves with his feet
21' Double save from Handanovic, first on Salah then Florenzi
20' Roma counter attack. Salah gets into a one-on-one but shoots past Handanovic's post
19' Candreva has a go from distance but doesn't strike the ball well. It goes wide
17' Ansaldi looks for Icardi in the box, Fazio is well positioned to head clear
14' Perotti cuts in from the right and lets fly but it's wildly off target
13' Candreva drives a low cross in from the right, Szczesny gets to it first
12' Banega is standing off it. He strikes well but the wall does its job. Corner for the Nerazzurri
11' Florenzi upends Medel midway inside Roma's half. Free kick for Inter
9' Salah lays it off from Bruno Peres but his right-footed shot drifts wide of the post
8' POST! What a shot by Banega from distance. Szczesny is beaten by the woodwork saves Roma
5' Spalletti's men take the lead. Bruno Peres squares it in the box and Dzeko slots it home. 1-0 to the home side
4' Perisic and Manolas battling it out but the Inter man loses control of the ball. Roma goal-kick
2' Rome counter: Salah reaches the byline but Murillo shuts him out for a corner
1' What a ball from Banega, Icardi jumps highest but can't hit the target
1' Candreva swings a cross in but the Giallorossi defence clears for a corner
1' Banti blows his whistle and we're off! The hosts get us under way
1' The teams are on the pitch, all we're waiting for now is the referee's whistle
1' Kick-off in Roma v Inter at the Stadio Olimpico is just moments away in Week 7 of Serie A 2016/17
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48' Final whistle from Banti, Banega's strike wasn't enough as Dzeko and Manolas hand Roma victory
47' Jovetic nods it on for Icardi, Fazio with a last-ditch tackle. Inter corner
45' There will be three minutes of additional time at the end of this game
44' Final sub of the game, Nainggolan replaces for Florenzi
41' What a save from Handanovic, somehow clawing away Dzeko's powerful header
38' Perisic with the cross, Szczesny doesn't back himself to catch so elects to punch clear
35' Banega plays in Jovetic behind the opposition's defence but the Nerazzurri No.10 was in an offside position
33' Another change from Spalletti, Perotti makes way for Paredes
31' Unfortunate deflections from both Perisic and Icardi on a Manolas header and Roma are back in the lead. 2-1
28' GOOOOAAAAL! Banega and Icardi combine delightfully for the Argentine midfielder to slot it past Szczesny and draw us level
24' One sub for each side: Jovetic on for Candreva, while El Shaarawy replaces Salah for the hosts
23' Great chance for Gnoukouri. Found in a golden position by Nagatomo, the Ivorian slices the shot over
20' Perisic nominates himself to strike the free kick, he gets it over the wall but wide of the post
19' Juan Jesus shown a yellow card for upending Candreva. Free kick in a promising position for Inter
18' Banega shoots from outside the area. His aim is off and it will be a goal kick
17' Second sub for Inter, Nagatomo comes on for Ansaldi
16' Manolas narrowly misses the goal with a header on a corner
16' Murillo deflects a Salah shot behind for a corner
15' De Boer makes his first chance, Gnoukouri on for Joao Mario
13' Strootman with a far-post header from a Salah cross, but it doesn't worry Handanovic
11' Perisic and Banega exchange passes before the Argentine misses from just outside the box
8' Perisic replies in kind, bursting into the box and unleashing. Szczesy dives to make the save
8' Great shot from Perotti that draws an equally sharp response from Handanovic
6' Perisic on the counter, he shapes up the Roma defence but overhits the pass to Candreva, who was in a great position
3' Strootman plays it forward for Dzeko but Handanovic comes off his line and claims
1' No changes to either side as the second half gets under way. Forza Inter!

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8 shots on target 5
11 shots off target 12
9 fouls committed 17
3 corners 10
2 offsides 1
36% ball possession 64%
Stat file

It's the 168th time Inter and Roma have faced off: the Nerazzurri have recorded the most wins against the Giallorossi in Serie A with 71, while Roma have emerged victorious in 47 contests and the points have been shared 48 times. Nevertheless, 0-0 is the most common scoreline.

Antonio's crosses

Antonio Candreva scored in and won his first Derby della Capitale for his former side against Roma. He's also the Serie A player who has created the most chances from crosses.

Maurito's debut

Icardi made his Serie A debut against Roma. The Nerazzurri skipper goes into this game after two back-to-back braces away from home against Pescara and Empoli.

wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)

ROME – Inter's five-match unbeaten spell came to an end this evening at the Stadio Olimpico, as Roma emerged victorious in a closely fought encounter. 

Edin Dzeko gave the Giallorossi an early lead, but it didn't knock Inter who were full of ideas in a lively first half. Ever Banega's smartly taken strike in the 72nd minute looked to have handed Frank de Boer's side a lifeline, but that only lasted four minutes as Kostas Manolas headed the hosts back into the lead.

Inter lined up in their usual 4-2-3-1 formation, with Mauro Icardi supported by Antonio Candreva, Banega and Ivan Perisic, as the contest began at a rattling pace. After both sides exchanged corners, Roma managed to find an early lead when Bruno Peres burst into the box and squared it for Dzeko, who was left with an easy tap-in.

Nevertheless, the Nerazzurri weren't put off their stride and Ever Banega came inches from restoring parity three minutes later. After picking up a sideways pass from his fellow Argentine Icardi, the former Sevilla man took one touch before letting fly from 25 yards with a superbly struck effort that rebounded off the upright.

The contest was swaying to and fro in the first half, with both keepers keeping their sides in the game. Samir Handanovic saved twice in close succession from Mohamed Salah and Daniele De Rossi in the 22nd minute, while Wojciech Szczesny pulled out his own double save, both with his feet, on Ivan Perisic and then Banega. 

Inter were providing a constant threat, driven on by Joao Mario and Banega's positive, forward-thinking play. Candreva struck a volley that drew a fantastic save from the Roma keeper in the 42nd minute before Miranda rose highest at a corner but headed agonisingly wide a minute later.

There were no changes at the start of the second half, which continued at the same intensity as the first. Perisic came close on a number of occasions, while Salah was the Giallorossi's most dangerous outlet.

Inevitably, the pace began to drop in the last third of the match, although there were still chances a-plenty as the teams became more stretched. Assane Gnoukouri found himself in a glorious position in the 68th minute but completely scuffed Yuto Nagatomo's cut-back. Then, in the 72nd minute, the Argentine duo up front combined yet again, when Icardi deftly chipped the ball forward to Banega in the box. The Nerazzurri No.19 took one velvety touch before rounding De Rossi and slotting it past Szczesny to draw his side level.

Sadly, the scoreline was level only momentarily as Inter gave away a free kick on the edge of their area four minutes later. Alessandro Florenzi whipped in a cross and Kostas Manolas' header was helped into the net by deflections from both Perisic and Icardi.

Handanovic kept his team in the contest in the 88th minute with an incredible save on a close-range header by Dzeko, but despite a Nerazzurri siege late on, the game finished 2-1 to the hosts after three minutes of additional time.

Roma 2-1 Inter (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Dzeko 5, Banega 72, Manolas 76.

ROMA: 1 Szczesny; 13 Bruno Peres, 44 Manolas, 20 Fazio, 3 Jesus; 16 De Rossi, 6 Strootman; 11 Salah (92 El Shaarawy, 69), 24 Florenzi (4 Nainggolan, 89), 8 Perotti (5 Paredes, 79); 9 Dzeko.
Subs not used: 18 Lobont, 19 Alisson, 7 Iturbe, 10 Totti, 17 Seck, 30 Gerson, 33 Emerson.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 15 Ansaldi (55 Nagatomo, 62), 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 21 Santon; 6 Joao Mario (27 Gnoukouri, 60), 17 Medel; 87 Candreva (10 Jovetic, 70), 19 Banega, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 5 Melo, 7 Kondogbia, 8 Palacio, 13 Ranocchia, 23 Eder, 33 D'Ambrosio, 95 Miangue, 96 Barbosa.
Coach: Frank de Boer.

Yellow cards: Santon 24, Ansaldi 36, Jesus 64.

Additional time: 1+3 minutes.

Referee: Luca Banti.
Assistants: Riccardi Di Fiore, Andrea Crispo.
Fourth official: Salvatore Longo.
Additional assistants: Gianluca Rocchi, Antonio Damato.

starting lineups

Szczesny 1 1 Handanovic
Bruno Peres 13 15 Ansaldi
Manolas 44 25 Miranda
Fazio 20 24 Murillo
Jesus 3 21 Santon
De Rossi 16 6 Joao Mario
Strootman 6 17 Medel
Florenzi 24 87 Candreva
Salah 11 19 Banega
Perotti 8 44 Perisic
Dzeko 9 9 Icardi


Lobont 18 30 Carrizo
Alisson 19 5 Melo
Nainggolan 4 7 Kondogbia
Paredes 5 8 Palacio
Iturbe 7 10 Jovetic
Totti 10 13 Ranocchia
Seck 17 23 Eder
Gerson 30 27 Gnoukouri
Emerson 33 33 D'Ambrosio
El Shaarawy 92 55 Nagatomo
95 Miangue
96 Barbosa

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