Final score

16 September 2017 15:00

0 - 2
47' (2nd half) Perisic
37' (2nd half) Skriniar
Referee: Luca Banti / Linesmen: Dobosz, Giallatini / Fourth official: Pezzuto / Assistants: Damato, Marini
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46' No breakthrough despite one last corner from Joao Mario. First half finishes goalless here at the Stadio Ezio Scida
45' One minute of added time set to be played
44' Cordaz comes out to intercept after Borja Valero tries to play in Perisic
40' Booking for Miranda after he brings down Budimir
36' Set-piece opportunity for Inter, as Joao Mario lofts the ball into Skriniar, although the Slovenian defender fails to direct his effort on target
29' Huge chance for Joao Mario! Borja Valero retrieves possession in midfield, before Perisic then plays in the Portuguese midfielder, whose low shot just slides wide of the post
27' The hosts rely on width to swing in a number of crosses, although Handanovic leaps high to confidently catch Stoian's effort
20' D'Ambrosio tries to push on down the right, although Ajeti manages to break the Nerazzurri's advances
13' Perisic cuts onto his left and gets a shot away but it's too central to beat Cordaz
9' Counter-attack from Crotone, although Samir Handanovic is there to keep out Tonev!
5' A free-kick from Joao Mario tries to find Icardi in the area, although the Crotone defence manage to clear
1' This latest start sees Mauro Icardi make his 150th appearance for the Nerazzurri!
1' The Nerazzurri have kicked us off here in Crotone! #ForzaInter!
1' A minutes' silence is being held in memory of the victims of the recent flooding in Livorno
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49' And it's all over!!! Goals from Skriniar and Perisic secure Inter their fourth consecutive victory and they now lead the Serie A standings!
47' PERISIC SEALS IT!!! Teed up by Joao Mario, Ivan slips past his opponents and slots the ball comfortably into the bottom right-hand corner!
46' Candreva receives a yellow card
45' There will be seven minutes of added time!
39' Third and final change for Inter, as D'Ambrosio switches for Ranocchia
37' AND IT'S SKRINIAR!!! Inter take the lead after the Slovakian defender stabs home from inside the area!!!
33' Counter-attack from Crotone, with Skriniar turning it out for a corner
26' This time it's Inter's turn, although Candreva's effort is easily dealt with by Cordaz
24' A superb stop from Handanovic! A close-range header seemed destined to break the deadlock, although Samir was there to tip it over!
21' The hosts make a change as Cabrera replaces Ajeti
19' Second change for Inter, as Nagatomo comes on in the place of Dalbert. 200th Nerazzurri appearance for the Japanese defender
15' Dalbert takes a knock and is now receiving treatment
11' First change for the Nerazzurri, as Matias Vecino replaces Roberto Gagliardini
6' What a save from Handanovic! Tonev breaks free from Miranda on the counter-attack, however the Nerazzurri shot-stopper comes out triumphant in a close-range one-on-one
5' D'Ambrosio fouls his man 25 metres out, however Barberis' free kick fails to trouble Handanovic
1' The second half is now underway! No changes for either side

Joao Mario
Average rating 6
6 shots on target 4
4 shots off target 3
11 fouls committed 6
8 corners 6
3 offsides 2
18:33 ball possession 30:59

Inter have won their last two away games scoring 3 goals in each game - the last time they scored at least three goals in three consecutive away Serie A games was back in December 2001.

Crotone have not scored in their last two Serie A home games: they have never gone three games in a row without a goal.

Crotone have not scored in Serie A so far this season - Venezia in 1998/99 were the last team which failed to score in their first four Serie A games.

Mauro Icardi could make his 150th appearance for Inter (all competitions) - he has scored 83 goals including five in the last three Serie A games.

Ivan Perisic has delivered six assists and scored three goals in his last five Serie A games.

Inter have won their last five Serie A games, all with at least two goals scored.

wins(2) draws(0) defeats(1)

CROTONE – Mission accomplished. Luciano Spalletti’s Inter return from Calabria with the three points. The record for the season remains perfect after four matches thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 win away at Crotone via late goals from Milan Skriniar and Ivan Perisic. 

The match began after the minute’s silence organised by the FIGC in memory of the victims of the floods which hit Livorno in recent days. The first chance came in the ninth minute with Tonev’s right-foot effort forcing Handanovic into action. Four minutes later, Inter were dangerous with Perisic who cut in from the right to fire with his left but Cordaz made the save in the middle of his goal. Straight after, Budimir forced Handanovic into making a save at the expense of a corner with a powerful effort from outside the box. The best chance of the first half came in the 29th minute. Borja Valero won the ball in the midfielder and played it out to Perisic on the left who set up Joao Mario who fired narrowly wide. Crotone were giving a good account of themselves as Martella threatened the Nerazzurri’s goal from 20 metres in the 42nd minute before the teams went into the break with the scores goalless. 

There were no changes as the sides came out for the second half. Crotone looked dangerous once more after 51 minutes as Handanovic came off his line to keep out Tonev. The Inter goalkeeper made another incredible decisive stop in the 68th minute to save from a Rohden header. Inter started to pose more of a threat in attack with a Candreva effort that was saved by Cordaz. In the 78th minute, Skriniar showed good timing to snuff out a dangerous Crotone counterattack and it was the Slovakian defender who scored the opener four minutes later. He got a foot on it as the ball bounced around the area to put Inter ahead. At the end, there were seven minutes of stoppage time as Inter kept things under control. The second goal came on the break as Perisic received the ball from Joao Mario, he beat Faraoni before slotting past Cordaz with a low shot. 

Inter wrapped up their fourth win from four games and attention now turns towards the match with Bologna on Tuesday evening. 

Scorers: 82' Skriniar, 92' Perisic
CROTONE: 1 Cordaz; 31 Sampirisi, 93 Ajeti (66' 44 Cabrera), 7 Ceccherini (85' 32 Tumminello), 87 Martella; 6 Rohden (72' 37 Faraoni), 10 Barberis, 38 Mandragora, 5 Stoian; 17 Budimir, 24 Tonev
Bench: 3 Festa, 78 Viscovo, 8 Aristoteles, 11 Kragl, 13 Izco, 20 Pavlovic, 29 Trotta, 34 Simic, 89 Crociata
Coach: Davide Nicola
INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (85' 13 Ranocchia), 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 29 Dalbert (64' 55 Nagatomo); 5 Gagliardini (56' 11 Vecino), 20 B. Valero; 87 Candreva, 10 J. Mario, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi
Bench: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, , 17 Karamoh, 23 Eder, 61 Vanheusden, 77 Brozovic, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: 40' Miranda (I), 82' Cordaz (C), 91' Candreva (I)
Stoppage time: 1' + 7'
Referee: Banti
Assistant Referees: Dobosz, Giallatini
Fourth Official: Pezzuto
VAR Operators: Damato, Marini

starting lineups

Cordaz 1 1 Handanovic
Sampirisi 31 33 D'Ambrosio
Ajeti 93 37 Skriniar
Ceccherini 7 25 Miranda
Martella 87 29 Estevão
Rodhen 6 20 Valero
Barberis 10 5 Gagliardini
Mandragora 38 87 Candreva
Stoian 5 10 Joao Mario
Tonev 24 44 Perisic
Budimir 17 9 Icardi


Festa 3 27 Padelli
Viscovo 78 46 Berni
Aristoteles 8 11 Vecino
Kragl 11 13 Ranocchia
Izco 13 17 Karamoh
Pavlovic 20 23 Eder
Trotta 29 55 Nagatomo
Tumminello 32 61 Vanheusden
Simic 34 77 Brozovic
Faraoni 37 99 Pinamonti
Cabrera 44
Crociata 89

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