Final score

30 October 2017 20:45

Hellas Verona
14' (2nd half) Pazzini (P)
1 - 2
23' (2nd half) Perisic
36' Valero
Referee: Claudio Gavillucci / Linesmen: Crispo, Di Vuolo / Fourth official: Baroni / Assistants: Irrati, Preti
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46' It's half-time here in Verona, with Inter leading thanks to a well-taken goal from Borja Valero
45' Baroni signals for one minute of added time to be played
44' A header from Miranda is deflected out for yet another Nerazzurri corner, although the away side fail to make the most of the following set-piece
38' Fares receives a yellow card after bringing down both Borja Valero and Candreva in quick succession
36' GOAAAALLLLLL!!! A beautiful cross from Candreva finds Borja Valero in the area, who makes no mistake with his right-footed finish! 1-0!
31' Hertaux gets across well after Borja Valero tries to tee up D'Ambrosio
29' Good chance for the Nerazzurri down the right flank, although the Verona defence successfully block off Candreva's cross. Skriniar and D'Ambrosio then break up the home side's subsequent counter-attack
22' Candreva takes a corner from the left-hand side, with Vecino's following effort being saved by Nicolas
17' Icardi picks up possession just outside the area, although his scuffed shot drifts wide of the post
16' Nicolas gets the better of the Nerazzurri attack after Perisic skips past Romulo and tries to find his teammates
13' Verona threaten once again down the right flank, with Romulo's cross being turned out for a corner by D'Ambrosio. Handanovic then does well to intercept the following set-piece
9' Miranda produces a superb block to keep out a close-range effort from Cerci!
7' The home side clear the danger after a long-range free kick is swung in by Valero
4' Two attempts from Candreva from the right flank, although the Verona defence successfully clear. Perisic then tries his luck from long range but misses the target
2' Solid start by the Nerazzurri, with Vecino trying to play in Candreva early on
1' Verona vs. Inter is now underway here at the Bentegodi! Forza Inter!
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50' AND IT'S ALL OVER! Inter march on with a win over Verona, regaining second spot in the league standings!
50' Lee also receives a yellow card for simulation
49' Hertaux receives a booking after halting a Nerazzurri counter-attack
48' Fares tries to swing in a cross, although Cancelo puts it out for a corner
47' Brozovic is booked after bringing down Lee
45' Five minutes of added time to be played
44' Pazzini fouls Gagliardini in the air and is given a booking for his troubles
44' Skrinar fails to find the target after a free kick from Brozovic
43' Verona try their luck from a cross, although the delivery fails to find Pazzini
41' Icardi makes way for Eder in what is Spalletti's final substitution
39' The home side threaten once again, although Souprayen slips and the chance comes to nothing
34' Verona also make a change, with Lee coming on for Cerci
33' Cancelo replaces Borja Valero for Inter's second change of the game
31' A dangerous cross from Fares just misses Pazzini in the middle, as Verona push on in search of yet another equaliser
28' Spalletti makes his first change of the match, with Marcelo Brozovic replacing Candreva
25' Great defensive work from Candreva and Gagliardini, with Borja Valero then drawing a foul from the opposition
23' GOAAAALLLLL!!!! INTER RETAKE THE LEAD THROUGH PERISIC!! Hertaux heads the ball into the path of the Croatian after a left-sided corner, who then smashes the ball past Nicolas!
22' Nicolas produces a solid save to keep out a fierce effort from Candreva
20' Romulo plays in Pazzini who controls the ball well, but fails to make it past D'Ambrosio
19' Verona make another swap, with Zuculini replacing Bessa
17' Chance to restore the lead as a near post header from Vecino loops onto the crossbar following Candreva's corner!
14' Pazzini sends Handanovic the wrong way and the scores are level once again
14' Verona make a change with Pazzini coming on Kean, who is now set to take the spot kick
13' Verona awarded a penalty
11' Referee opts for VAR to help make his decision
10' Cerci brought down after the slightest of contact with Handanovic
9' A great counter-attack from Inter leads to Candreva teeing up Perisic, whose scuffed effort is easily saved by Nicolas
7' Gagliardini booked after bringing down Romulo, with Handanovic making a comfortable save from the following free-kick
6' Some sweet midfield play from the Nerazzurri leads to Vecino trying his luck from outside the area, unfortunately whistling his strike past the post
3' Inter go close early on after the interval, with Perisic sending an effort just over the crossbar
1' The second half starts with Inter ahead through Borja Valero

Average rating 6
2 shots on target 4
1 shots off target 10
12 fouls committed 9
4 corners 7
0 offsides 0
40% ball possession 60%

The last time Inter lost against Hellas Verona in a Serie A fixture was in February 1992, since then the Nerazzurri have won 11 times and drawn three times.

Inter have scored at least two goals in each of their last six games against Verona at the Bentegodi.

Hellas Verona have conceded at least two goals in seven of their 10 league games so far this season.

This is Inter’s best start to a Serie A season since the 1997/98 campaign, when they had 26 points after the first 10 match-days.

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last six games on the road – the last time they reached seven games without defeat away from home was in November 2013.

Hellas Verona have faced the most shots on target so far in Serie A (68), while Inter have conceded the fewest (31).

The Nerazzurri have scored the most goals in the final 15 minutes of play (9), while Verona have conceded only one in the same period (only Juve have done better).

Borja Valero’s only Serie A brace came against Verona in December 2013 – the Veneti are also his favourite opponent in the top-flight (three goals in five games).

Ex-Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini has scored three goals in 16 league appearances against the Nerazzurri, but only one in the last 14, and none in the last seven.

Mauro Icardi has bagged 11 goals so far this campaign, but only one came in the last four games away from home.

Icardi has netted four goals in his last four Serie A appearances against Hellas.

wins(22) draws(12) defeats(6)

Verona – Inter showed no sign of letting up. In the late game of the eleventh round of Serie A TIM fixtures, Luciano Spalletti’s side came away with the win at the Bentegodi after a tricky match. Perisic’s goal in the 66th minute was decisive after Pazzini cancelled out Borja Valero’s first-half opener. Thanks to this result, Inter move back up to second on 29 points, two behind top side Napoli.

The Nerazzurri  started positively. In the first ten minutes, Candreva tried from the right before Vecino had a go with an inaccurate effort from distance. The home side looked to show that they could do with a Cerci effort that was blocked by Miranda. In the 17th minute, Icardi won the ball at the back before launching an Inter counterattack that ended with Candreva playing it back to Icardi at the edge of the box in the end but he couldn’t hit the target. Vecino tried again in the 22nd minute with a scruffy connection that Nicolas saved down low. Ten minutes later, Borja Valero played a dangerous through-ball in for D’Ambrosio who was stopped by an excellent piece of defending from Heurtaux. The moment which broke the deadlock came in the 36th minute. Candreva played in a cross from the right which Borja Valero met on the volley inside the six-yard box with a precise finish that beat Nicolas. Inter maintained control in the final minutes of the half and went back to the changing rooms 1-0 up.

The Nerazzurri came close to doubling their lead just after the interval, with Perisic initially releasing Icardi who fired his strike just over. Just minutes later Vecino tried his luck, although his effort also failed to find the target. The 54th minute saw Inter demonstrate impressive attacking skill once again, with the ball eventually falling to Perisic who unfortunately scuffed his shot into the hands of Nicolas. Soon after, Verona began to regain their footing in the match, with Cerci initially going close with a left-footed strike, before they were then awarded a 58th minute penalty thanks to the help of VAR. The referee opted to award the spot kick following a foul from Handanovic on Cerci, with Pazzini then coming on from the bench to replace Kean and instantly score the equaliser. Inter responded well to the goal, with Vecino looping a header off the crossbar in the 63rd minute following a corner from Candreva. Soon after the Nerazzurri’s No. 87 fired a fierce strike to force a solid save from Nicolas. The resulting corner saw the ball fall kindly for Perisic on the edge of the area, who made no mistake in smashing the ball past Nicolas to help Inter regain the lead. Despite conceding once again, Pecchia’s side kept on pushing, as Fares fired in a dangerous left-sided cross, only missing Pazzini by inches. During the final stages of the match, Spalletti brought on Brozovic, Cancelo and Eder, with the Nerazzurri defending well to ultimately seal all three points in a hard-fought 2-1 win at the Stadio Bentegodi.


Goalscorers: 36' Borja Valero (I), 59' pen. Pazzini (H), 66' Perisic (I)

HELLAS VERONA: 1 Nicolas; 2 Romulo, 75 Heurtaux, 12 Caracciolo, 69 Souprayen; 7 Verde, 8 Fossati, 24 Bessa (64' 5 Zuculini), 93 Fares; 10 Cerci (79' 21 Lee), 9 Kean (58' 11 Pazzini)
Substitutes: 17 Silvestri, 40 Coppola, 4 Laner, 20 Zaccagni, 27 Valotti, 37 Bearzotti, 77 Buchel, 97 Felicioli
Coach: Fabio Pecchia

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 55 Nagatomo; 11 Vecino, 5 Gagliardini; 87 Candreva (73' 77 Brozovic), 20 B. Valero (78' 7 Cancelo), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (86' 23 Eder)
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 10 Joao Mario, 13 Ranocchia, 17 Karamoh, 21 Santon, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Fares (H), Gagliardini (I), Pazzini (H), Brozovic (I), Heurtaux (H), Lee (H)
Added time: 1' + 5'

Referee: Gavillucci
Assistants: Crispo, Di Vuolo
Fourth Official: Baroni
VAR operators: Irrati, Preti


starting lineups

Nicolas 1 1 Handanovic
Romulo 2 33 D'Ambrosio
Caracciolo 12 37 Skriniar
Hertaux 75 25 Miranda
Souprayen 69 55 Nagatomo
Fares 93 11 Vecino
Fossati 8 5 Gagliardini
Bessa 24 87 Candreva
Cerci 10 20 Valero
Verde 7 44 Perisic
Kean 9 9 Icardi


Silvestri 17 27 Padelli
Coppola 40 46 Berni
Laner 4 7 Cancelo
Zuculini 5 10 Joao Mario
Pazzini 11 13 Ranocchia
Zaccagni 20 17 Karamoh
Lee 21 21 Santon
Valoti 27 23 Eder
Bearzotti 37 29 Estevão
Buchel 77 77 Brozovic
Felicioli 97 99 Pinamonti

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