Final score

24 October 2017 20:45

10' (2nd half) Icardi
32' Icardi
18' Skriniar
3 - 2
41' (2nd half) Quagliarella
19' (2nd half) Kownacki
Referee: Marco Guida / Linesmen: Gianmattia Tasso , Matteo Passeri / Fourth official: Gianpaolo Calvarese / Assistants: Michael Fabbri, Luigi Nasca
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46' A superb diving interception from Handanovic brings the first half to a close here at the Meazza, with Spalletti's Inter side cruising 2-0 thanks to goals from Skriniar and Icardi
45' One minute of added time set to be played
43' Icardi sends Candreva through on the counter-attack, although Ferrari rushes across to clear
40' ICARDI HITS THE POST!!! The Nerazzurri strike the woodwork for the second time with a header from the Argentinian attacker
38' Quagliarella is ruled offside after a fine ball from Barreto
35' A speculative effort from Quagliarella fails to threaten Handanovic from outside the area
32' GOALLL! GOAAALLL! GOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Icardi executes a sublime back-post volley to double Inter's lead! What a finish!!
30' Great Nerazzurri pressure! Two successive chances are saved well by Puggioni
29' SPECTACULAR EFFORT FROM PERISIC! Following a mistake from the opposition, the Nerazzurri's No. 44 cleverly dinked a long-range effort off the woodwork! So close!
26' The Sampdoria defence clear after a left-sided cross from D'Ambrosio
23' Candreva cuts it back for Icardi, whose first-time effort fails to find the target. Unlucky Mauro!
22' Perisic threatens the away side once again, although his attempted cross is caught by Puggioni
18' GOOAL! GOOALL! GOAAALLLLLLL!!!!! A corner from Candreva falls kindly to Skriniar, with the defender successfully stabbing the ball into the back of the net! 1-0 Inter!
17' Driving in to the opposition area, Candreva forces a strong close-range save from Puggioni
15' Wonderful chance for D'Ambrosio, who pulls his shot just wide after a superb cross from Perisic
13' Darting run from Perisic as he skips past Silvestre, firing his subsequent effort into the hands of Puggioni
10' A deflected cross from Borja Valero finds Perisic in the penalty area, who controls the ball well but fails to keep his shot on target
6' Perisic gets involved for the first time going forwards, although his shot is calmly collected by Puggioni
5' Gagliardini tees up Candreva, who fires a blistering long-range effort just past Puggioni's post
4' Zapata sends an effort way over the crossbar
1' Quagliarella tries his luck from long-range, with the ball flying wide of the post
1' The first half is now underway, with Nerazzurri captain Mauro Icardi getting the ball rolling! #FORZAINTER
1' The teams are making their way out onto the pitch! Spalletti has opted for the same starting XI as the previous matches against both Milan and Napoli
1' We are live from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza where Inter are set to take on Sampdoria in the opening week 10 fixture in Serie A TIM
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48' And it's all over!!! Luciano Spalletti's Inter side record their eight win of the season against Sampdoria, moving up to 26 points in the Serie A league standings!
47' Quagliarella meets a cross on the edge of the box, although fails to keep his first-time effort on target
45' Three minutes of added time to be played
45' Eder illegally breaks up a Sampdoria counter-attack, subsequently receiving an inevitable yellow card
43' Gagliardini booked after an aerial foul on Praet
42' After yet another impressive display, Icardi makes way for Eder
42' Chance for Icardi, whose fierce effort is kept out by the feet of Puggioni
41' Quagliarella latches on to an enticing cross and gets the better of Handanovic. Let's focus now lads! 3-2
39' Nagatomo receives a standing ovation as he is replaced by Santon
38' Perisic tracks back to make a fantastic block from Quagliarella. Corner for Sampdoria
34' A Perisic cross for Candreva is headed clear by Murru at the back post
29' Spalletti makes his first change, with Joao Mario replacing Matias Vecino
26' Double chance for the Nerazzurri. Miranda's effort is blocked before Perisic sends his shot over
24' Caprari receives a booking after bringing down Miranda. Free kick for Inter
21' Candreva tries his luck with an effort that goes just wide of Puggioni's far post
20' Third and final change for Sampdoria, with Barreto making way for Linetty
19' Kownacki meets a cross from Quagliarella and slips the ball past Handanovic. 3-1
18' UNBELIEVABLE!!! Perisic sees his shot crash of the crossbar, with the home side striking for the woodwork for the third time!
16' Murru fouls D'Ambrosio and receives a yellow card for his troubles
13' Handanovic comfortable as Quagliarella sends a 30-yard strike over the crossbar
12' Sampdoria make another change, with Kownacki coming on for Zapata
10' GOALL!!! GOAAALLL!!! GOALLLLLLLL!!! IT'S THAT MAN ICARDI ONCE AGAIN! Teed up by Perisic, the striker makes no mistake with a close-range and clinical finish
8' Vecino tries his luck after a pass from Gagliardini, although his effort flies high over the crossbar
7' Giampaolo's side break away on the counter-attack, only for Quagliarella to botch his final ball
3' Caprari steps up but sends his strike into the side netting
2' Perisic brings down Bereszynski just outside the area and the away side are awarded a free kick
1' A change for Sampdoria at the interval, with Caprari replacing Ramirez

Joao Mario
Average rating 6.63
8 shots on target 2
11 shots off target 7
12 fouls committed 11
8 corners 4
1 offsides 2
52% ball possession 48%

Sampdoria have won their last two Serie A games against Inter, as many as they had in their previous 24 meetings with the Nerazzurri (D10 L12).

Sampdoria have failed to score in their last two away games – the last time they failed to score in three consecutive away games was May 2016.

This is Samp’s best start to a Serie A campaign since 2009/10, when they finished 4th in the table, securing a place in the Champions League play-offs.

Fabio Quagliarella is Samp’s top-scorer this season with five goals – he’s found the net in each of his last three appearances against the Nerazzurri (twice at the Meazza)

The Blucerchiati have suffered 63 defeats against Inter so far in Serie A, conceding 214 goals – more than against any other opponent.

Inter are unbeaten in the opening nine match-days of a Serie A season for the first time since the 2007/08 campaign.

Luciano Spalletti’s side could equal their best-ever start in the three points era, when they had 26 points from the first 10 rounds in 1997/98.

Éder scored 40 goals and made 15 assists in his 112 league appearances for Sampdoria.
Mauro Icardi, who made his Serie A debut for Sampdoria, has already scored in two of the three league games he played at the Meazza against Samp.

wins(41) draws(16) defeats(8)

MILAN – In front of 54,000 fans at San Siro, there was a bit of everything on matchday ten of Serie A TIM againt Sampdoria. The Nerazzurri dominated, scored three, hit the woodwork multiple times before the Blucerchiati almost staged a comeback. The result sends Inter top ahead of tomorrow’s matches on 26 points.

The first shot of the match was Samp’s. In the fourth minute, Zapata tried with a left-foot effort from the edge of the box but without hitting the target. From then on, Inter took control. In the fifth minute, Candreva’s great strike from 20 metres went just wide before Puggioni had to make a stop from Perisic in the 13th minute. Two minutes later, D’Ambrosio redirected a low cross just wide. Puggioni was alert again to save from Candreva in the 17th minute but he couldn’t do anything to keep Skriniar out. The Slovakian controlled the ball in the six-yard-box after Candreva’s corner was glanced on by Vecino and he poked home with the Sampdoria goalkeeper coming off his line. With the deadlock broken, the Nerazzurri continued to push. In the 29th minute Persic almost scored a wondergoal after he shot from extremely far out following a mistake by Puggioni and he was only denied by the post. 60 seconds later, Nagatomo kept Puggioni busy with a dangerous shot from 25 metres out. From the following corner, the Doria ‘keeper kept out a header by Icardi. The second goal came in the 32nd minute as Icardi was waiting at the far post to finish with an accurate volley. Two goals up, there was a chance to add another in the 40th minute as Candreva’s cross was met by Icardi who hit the post.

The second half began in similar fashion to the end of the first, with Inter still in the ascendency. The 54th minute saw the Nerazzurri bag their third goal of the game, with Vecino initially releasing Perisic, who subsequently crossed for Icardi who made no mistake with his close-range finish. Despite their emphatic lead, the home side were persistent in seeking to score more, with Perisic striking the crossbar in the 63rd minute. This was amazingly the third time the Nerazzurri hit the woodwork throughout the match. Despite their defensive frailties, Sampdoria did manage to get themselves on the scoresheet in the 64th minute, with substitute Kownacki finishing off a right-sided cross from Quagliarella. With the match evidently far from over, goalscoring chances continued to arrive for both teams, with Quagliarella shooting narrowly over from a good position just three minutes later. Inter did then waste a good chance on the counterattack come the 84th minute, with the away side subsequently going straight up the other end to score yet another. A fine headed finish from Quagliarella ensured for a nervous end, although Inter did not give up. Prior to his substitution, Icardi had one solid chance late on, however Puggioni pulled off a fine save to keep it out. The match ultimately ended 3-2, with Inter leapfrogging Napoli to move up to first place in the Serie A league standings.


Goalscorers: 18' Skriniar (I), 32' and 54' Icardi (I), 64' Kownacki (S), 85' Quagliarella (S)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 55 Nagatomo (84' 21 Santon); 11 Vecino (74' 10 Joao Mario), 5 Gagliardini; 87 Candreva, 20 B. Valero, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (87' 23 Eder)

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 7 Cancelo, 13 Ranocchia, 17 Karamoh, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti

Coach: Luciano Spalletti


SAMPDORIA: 1 Puggioni; 24 Bereszynski, 26 Silvestre, 13 Ferrari, 29 Murru; 8 Barreto (65' 16 Linetty), 34 Torreira, 18 Praet; 90 Ramirez (46' 9 Caprari); 27 Quagliarella, 91 Zapata (57' 99 Kownacki)

Substitutes: 12 Krapikas, 92 Tozzo, 7 Sala, 11 Alvarez, 17 Strinic, 19 Regini, 21 Verre, 28 Capezzi

Coach: Marco Giampaolo


Bookings: Murru (S), Silvestre (S), Gagliardini (I), Eder (I)

Added time: 0' + 3'

Referee: Guida

Assistants: Tasso, Passeri

Fourth Official: Calvarese

VAR operators: Fabbri, Nasca



starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Puggioni
D'Ambrosio 33 24 Bereszynski
Skriniar 37 26 Silvestre
Miranda 25 13 Ferrari
Nagatomo 55 29 Murru
Gagliardini 5 8 Barreto
Vecino 11 34 Torreira
Candreva 87 18 Praet
Valero 20 90 Ramirez
Perisic 44 27 Quagliarella
Icardi 9 91 Zapata


Padelli 27 12 Krapikas
Berni 46 92 Tozzo
Cancelo 7 7 Sala
Joao Mario 10 9 Caprari
Ranocchia 13 11 Alvarez
Karamoh 17 16 Linetty
Santon 21 17 Strinic
Eder 23 19 Regini
Estevão 29 21 Verre
Pinamonti 99 28 Capezzi
99 Kownacki

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