Final score

26 October 2016 20:45

43' (2nd half) Icardi
36' Icardi
2 - 1
19' (2nd half) Belotti
Referee: Davide Massa / Linesmen: Gianluca Vuoto, Valentino Fiorito / Fourth official: Stefano Alassio / Assistants: Paolo Tagliavento, Massimiliano Irrati
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47' There's the half-time whistle! We lead 1-0 at the break thanks to Mauro Icardi's goal
46' Ljajic hits the free kick into the wall
45' Miranda has his pocket picked and gives away a free kick in a dangerous position just outside the box
44' There'll be two minutes of stoppage time
42' Icardi has a chance for a second: he snatches at it with his left foot and the ball runs harmlessly beyond the far post
36' GOOOAAAAAL!!! Icardi races onto Candreva's through ball, Hart slides out and the ball comes off our No.9 and bounces into the net! 1-0!
33' Banega sprays a long ball forward for Eder, who brings it down with his chest but can't keep it in play
29' Valdifiori prevents Eder from breaking forward with a late challenge and that's a yellow card
27' Joao Mario wins possession and picks out Brozovic. The Croat tees up Eder but he shoots over
26' Acquah's speculative effort from all of 35 yards is held by Handanovic
25' Joao Mario is alert to put Ljajic's ball behind for a corner
21' That's a really rough challenge on Eder by Acquah. The Nerazzurri man goes down in pain but the ref sees nothing wrong with it
16' Brozovic lays off for Eder, who unleashes a powerful drive which swerves high and wide
16' Candreva puts in a cross but there's no one on the end of it. Inter are pushing for a goal here
15' Icardi gets a lucky deflection and is about to pull the trigger when Moretti gets a challenge in. Hart gathers the ball
13' Eder and Icardi look to exchange passes on the edge of the box but it doesn't quite come off for them
11' Eder's deep cross finds Candreva lurking at the far post. Our No.87 connected on the volley but fires into the side netting
7' Iago Falque sends in a high ball which Handanovic claims comfortably
3' Joao Mario strikes a fearsome effort that flashes just wide of Hart's right-hand upright. Strong start from Inter here
1' Inter come racing out of the blocks and Joao Mario looks to pick out Candreva with a long ball but Hart comes out and beats him to it
1' And we're under way! FORZA INTER!
1' We're moments away from kick-off here at the Meazza...
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48' It's all over! Mauro Icardi's brace secures the points for Inter. 2-1 the final score
47' Belotti receives a yellow card for fouling Miranda
45' We'll have three minutes of added time
44' Benassi is booked for a foul on Banega
43' ICARDI!!! The skipper with a spectacular finish from the edge of the box to restore our lead! 2-1
41' Candreva's effort from the edge of the box is saved by Hart
35' Maxi Lopez is cautioned for a nasty challenge on Murillo from behind
35' Another great chance for Inter! Icardi collects Candreva's ball and shoots from close range but Torino get men behind it
34' Maxi Lopez's shot is deflected behind for a corner
32' Nagatomo's delivery from the left flank is too close to Hart and the keeper beats Icardi to it
31' Mihajlovic uses up his last sub with Baselli replacing Obi
30' Palacio takes over from Eder
28' Icardi nudges the ball out to Candreva, the Italian aims for the far post but Hart makes the save
23' Eder's free kick goes into the wall, play continues and Hart leaps to claim Banega's deflected cross
21' Moretti somehow manages to block Brozovic's header from just yards out
19' Ansaldi and Murillo clash together and Belotti seizes the opportunity to slam an unstoppable shot past Handanovic. 1-1
16' Banega's curler from 20 yards flies just wide
14' Torino make their second change of the match: Benassi comes on for Acquah
13' Inter break and Icardi very nearly plays Candreva in one on one with Hart
12' Barreca pings in a ball but Miranda is well placed to head behind for a corner
11' Eder has a crack from outside the box. Wide
10' Candreva stands one up for Icardi, the captain leaps high but not quite high enough
4' CLOSE! Brozovic is but a whisker away with an angled shot from the edge of the area
1' The second period is now underway with Maxi Lopez having come on for Iago Falque

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Special day for...

Marcelo Brozovic could make his 50th appearance for Inter in all competitions. It was against Torino that Geoffrey Kondogbia scored his first competitive goal in an Inter shirt, while Rodrigo Palacio has scored three and laid on one assist in six appearances against Toro.

Former "granata"

Both Danilo D’Ambrosio and Tommaso Berni are former Torino players, while coach Sinisa Mihajlovic used to play for the Nerazzurri, making 25 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

Crosses' record

Frank de Boer’s men have made more crosses and won more corners than any other Serie A side this season, and rank second behind Napoli for the most possession.

wins(47) draws(29) defeats(17)

MILAN – Inter’s tenth league game of the season ended in victory, as the Nerazzurri ran out 2-1 winners over Torino.

Frank de Boer opted for a 4-3-3 formation for the midweek game, with Ever Banega, Joao Mario and Marcelo Brozovic occupying the midfield roles. Inter’s attack was the same as that which played away at Atalanta, while Yuto Nagatomo and Cristian Ansaldi played as full-backs.

Inter began the match on the front foot and, within a few seconds, Joao Mario played in Antonio Candreva; however, the Nerazzurri wide man was beaten to the ball by Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart.

The home side’s first shot on goal came after 3 minutes, Joao Mario shooting just wide of the mark. Torino hit back through Iago Falque, who on 7 minutes looked to trouble Handanovic with a cross-cum-shot, but the Inter keeper dealt with it calmly.

After 11 minutes the Nerazzurri produced a nice bit of play; Eder linked up well with Candreva, who fired towards goal on the run, but his finish ended up in the side netting. Around 9 minutes later, Eder tried his luck from just over 20 yards out, having been found by Brozovic. The forward did well to control the ball on the move, but his right-foot shot was just wide.

Joao Mario, who was constantly involved in Inter’s attacking play, won the ball in the final third of the pitch on 25 minutes; he passed to Brozovic who then played in the on-running Eder, but he was unable to find the target with his effort.

Inter took the lead with around 10 minutes of the first half to play, after an error from the Torino keeper. Candreva played in Icardi, who did well to stay onside and saw the ball bounce off him and into the net as Hart tried to block.

The Inter captain was presented with another chance after 42 minutes; he was set up by Brozovic and found himself one-on-one with Moretti, however his left-foot strike was rushed and went off target. The last action of the first half saw Adem Ljajic hit a free-kick from over 20 yards, but it failed to trouble the keeper.

Toro coach Sinisa Mihajlovic made a change to his side to start the second half, with Maxi Lopez replacing Iago Falque.

Within 5 minutes of the restart, Brozovic found space for a shot on the edge of the area, but his effort brushed Hart’s right-hand post. De Boer’s men kept up the pressure and created two good chances in as many minutes. Firstly, Icardi was a whisker away from making meaningful contact on a Candreva cross, before Eder combined with Joao Mario, worrying the Granata defence.

The visitors brought Marco Benassi into the fray just before the hour mark, with the scores still at 1-0. Banega came close soon after with a right-footed effort, before two quick-fire opportunies went begging for the hosts. Handanovic released Icardi, who teed up Brozovic for a one-on-one with Hart; the Croatian’s attempt was saved and the rebounding header went over the bar.

Torino equalised after 63 minutes and, once again, it was the result of a defensive mishap. Two Inter defenders got in each other’s way and Andrea Belotti rifled a finish past Handanovic to make the scores 1-1.

Brozovic had a fantastic opportunity to re-take the lead for Inter, but his header from little more than a yard was blocked by Moretti. Another chance came on 72 minutes, when Banega, Joao Mario and Icardi played successive passes, ultimately reaching Candreva who shot too close to the middle of the goal. Candreva had a headed opportunity one minute later, set up by Banega, but he couldn’t direct it goalward.

As the match drew to a close, Moretti saved his side once again. He threw himself in front of Icardi, who looked certain to score, and managed to block. Torino hit back through Valdifiori, but his shot from distance failed to worry the Inter keeper.

It was Icardi who eventually raised the roof off the San Siro, with just two minutes to play. The Argentine took the ball on the edge of the area, with his back to goal, but he managed to turn quickly and fire a shot which arrowed into the top corner to put Inter 2-1 ahead.

Torino won a corner in the dying moments of the game and even Hart joined the attack, but the Inter captain was on hand to clear the ball away and secure the win. 

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

Scorers: Icardi (36, 88); Belotti (63).

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 15 Ansaldi, 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 55 Nagatomo; 77 Brozovic, 6 Joao Mario, 19 Banega; 87 Candreva, 9 Icardi, 23 Eder (Palacio 74).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 2 Andreolli, 10 Jovetic, 13 Ranocchia, 21 Santon, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 44 Perisic, 94 Yao, 95 Miangue, 96 Barbosa.
Coach: Frank de Boer.

TORINO: 21 Hart; 7 Zappacosta, 13 Rossettini, 24 Moretti, 23 Barreca; 6 Acquah (Benassi 59), 18 Valdifiori, 22 Obi (Baselli 75); 14 Iago Falque (Maxi Lopez 46), 9 Belotti, 10 Ljajic.
Subs not used: 1 Padelli, 90 Cucchietti, 5 Bovo, 17 Martinez, 20 Vives, 25 Lukic, 29 De Silvestri, 31 Boyé, 93 Ajeti.
Coach: Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Yellow cards: Valdifiori 28, Maxi Lopez 80, Benassi 89, Belotti 92.

Added time: 2 + 3 minutes.

Referee: Massa.
Assistants: Vuoto, Fiorito.
Fourth official: Alassio.
Additional assistants: Tagliavento, Irrati.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 21 Hart
Ansaldi 15 7 Zappacosta
Miranda 25 13 Rossettini
Murillo 24 24 Moretti
Nagatomo 55 23 Barreca
Brozovic 77 6 Acquah
Joao Mario 6 18 Valdifiori
Banega 19 22 Obi
Candreva 87 14 Iago Falque
Icardi 9 9 Belotti
Eder 23 10 Ljajic


Carrizo 30 1 Padelli
Andreolli 2 90 Cucchietti
Palacio 8 5 Bovo
Jovetic 10 8 Baselli
Ranocchia 13 11 Maxi Lopez
Santon 21 15 Benassi
Gnoukouri 27 17 Martinez
D'Ambrosio 33 20 Vives
Perisic 44 25 Lukic
Yao 94 29 De Silvestri
Miangue 95 31 Boyé
Barbosa 96 93 Ajeti

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