Final score

3 December 2017 15:00

47' (2nd half) Perisic
15' (2nd half) Skriniar
13' (2nd half) Perisic
39' Icardi
23' Perisic
5 - 0
referee Gianpaolo Calvarese / linesmen Ciro Carbone, Daniele Bindoni / 4th man Marco Serra / assistants Marco Guida, Sergio Ranghetti
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Minutes Text commentary
45' The first half comes to a close here at the Meazza, with Inter leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Perisic and Icardi!
45' Borja Valero tees up Candreva, whose effort sails over
42' Intricate link-up play up front leads to a chance for Joao Mario, although the opposition defence do well to block
41' Easy take for Handanovic following a speculative effort from Birsa
39' GOAL! GOOOAAAL!! GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!! MAURO ICARDI! Brozovic releases the Nerazzurri captain who fires the ball past Sorrentino to double Inter's lead!
35' Handanovic comfortably keeps out an effort from Cacciatore
33' Chievo try to work their way back into the match, although lose possession following a mistake from Gobbi
28' Sorrentino somehow pulls off a superb save to keep out a close-range effort from Joao Mario
23' GOAL! GOOOAAAL! GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL! IVAN PERISIC! Sorrentino palms away Santon's initial effort, although can do nothing about the rebound from the Croatian! 1-0!
20' A cross from Perisic just misses Icardi in the middle. Further pressing from the Nerazzurri!
18' It's Ranocchia again, although his loose header drifts just wide
17' Spalletti's side are pushing hard for an opener here, with chances falling to Brozovic, Ranocchia and Perisic
15' What a chance for Ranocchia! The Nerazzurri No.13 finds space in the opposition penalty area, although his following effort fails to trouble Sorrentino
14' Handanovic keeps out a headed effort from Meggiorini, before Ranocchia then clears
13' Santon races down the left, although his cross fails to find a teammate
11' A superb piece of skill from Candreva draws the applause from the San Siro. The following effort from Brozovic ends up high over the crossbar
6' A cross finds Candreva free at the back post, who does well to force a strong save from Sorrentino with a close-range volley
4' A right-sided cross from Candreva cuts open the Chievo defence, although none of his Nerazzurri teammates are present to meet it
2' So close to an early breakthrough as Ranocchia leaps high to meet Brozovic's corner kick, unfortunately firing his header just over
1' Inter threaten immediately through Perisic, with his effort deflected off Gamberini for a corner
1' Calvarese blows his whistle and we're underway! Come on lads, let's do this! #ForzaInter
1' The San Siro is full once again for Inter vs. Chievo Verona. The teams are heading out onto the pitch, with kick-off almost upon us!
Minutes Text commentary
47' And it's all over here at the Meazza, with Inter cruising to a 5-0 win thanks to goals from Perisic, Icardi and Skriniar, notably returning to the top of the league standings!
47' GOAL! GOOOOAAALL!!! GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! IVAN PERISIC finds the net once again to complete his hat-trick! Fantastic stuff!
46' Miraculous stuff from Sorrentino, pulling off a super double save to keep out both Ranocchia and Borja Valero
45' Two minutes of added time set to be played
45' Chance for Perisic who forces yet another save from Sorrentino
43' So close for Karamoh, who very nearly opens his Nerazzurri account with a low effort that flies just wide
42' Final change for Chievo, as Jaroszinski replaces Gobbi
40' Antonio Candreva receives a standing ovation as he makes way for Yann Karamoh
35' Brozovic very nearly makes it 5-0 with a cute curling effort
34' Another wonderful effort from Perisic, who strikes the side-netting with a rocket of a volley!
32' Candreva is the next man to try his luck, firing a long-range effort just wide
32' Second change for the Nerazzurri, with Dalbert replacing D'Ambrosio
30' Spalletti makes his first change of the game, with Eder taking the place of Icardi
29' Intelligent play from Birsa to slide in Inglese, although the striker misses the target from a great position
26' Handanovic is called into action for the first time this second half, keeping out a header from Inglese
24' Meggiorini makes way for Garritano
20' Brozovic fails to find the target with a shot from just outside the area
19' First change for Chievo, with Tomovic coming on for Rigoni
15' GOAL! GOOOAAAAL! GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLL! WHAT A TEAM GOAL! Skiniar makes it four after heading home from a Candreva cross! 4-0!!!
14' Sorrentino keep out yet another effort from Brozovic
13' GOAL! GOOOAAAAL! GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Ivan Perisic at the double! The Nerazzurri No. 44 races ahead and fires the ball accurately into the bottom right-hand corner!
11' Ranocchia receives a booking for a late challenge on Meggiorini
9' Despite being two goals ahead, Inter continue pressing for a third, with Perisic this time the man to threaten Sorrentino!
5' Superb play from Brozovic just outside the area, with Sorrentino relieved to see the Croatian's strike sneak wide
3' Candreva bolts through the middle, unleashing a fierce right-footed strike that drifts just wide
2' Bastien tries his luck from long-range although his effort misses the target completely
1' The second half starts with no changes for either side

Joao Mario
Average rating 7.5
13 shots on target 4
19 shots off target 3
11 fouls committed 4
18 corners 2
0 offsides 0
65% ball possession 35%

ChievoVerona have failed to score in eight of their last 13 league games against Inter, winning only two of those games and losing nine overall in the process (D2).

ChievoVerona won their first ever Serie A game against Inter at the Meazza, but have failed to win in the 14 visits to the Nerazzurri since (D4 L10).

Inter have registered 36 points so far in this campaign – the Nerazzurri have never collected more points from the opening 14 matchdays of a Serie A season.

Inter have scored in each of their last nine league games at home (an average of 2.3 goals per game).

After losing back-to-back Serie A games in October, ChievoVerona have remained unbeaten in the following three games (W1 D2).

ChievoVerona have lost only one of their last five away fixtures in Serie A (W1 D3).

Inter and ChievoVerona have scored the joint-most headed goals in Serie A this season, alongside Juventus (6).

Inter have scored 10 goals directly from crosses – a league-high this season.

Mauro Icardi has become the third player in Inter history to score at least 15 goals in 4 consecutive Serie A campaigns after Stefano Nyers (1949-53) and Giuseppe Meazza (1930-36).

Riccardo Meggiorini made his Serie A debut with Inter back in November 2004 (vs Cagliari).

wins(12) draws(4) defeats(1)

MILAN – Inter won and were convincing to move top of the table. During the 15th match of the Serie A TIM season played at San Siro, the Nerazzurri won 5-0 against ChievoVerona after a spectacular performance signed off by Perisic’s hat-trick, Icardi’s 16th goal of the season and Skriniar also found the net.

It only a took a few seconds for Inter to make themselves dangerous. Perisic got up the left before firing off a powerful right-foot shirt which went out for a corner off Gamberini’s head. From the following corner, Ranocchia leapt highest in the area with his header going just over. In the sixth minute, Candreva was well placed at the far post to receive a cross from Santon but Sorrentino saved his shot. In the eleventh minute, Santon and then Brozovic tried to find the net with both of their efforts missing the target. Three minutes later, the visitors showed what they could do at the other end with a Meggiorini header that Handanovic was ready for. Ranocchia was dangerous again in the 18th minute with a header that went just wide. Finally, the goal to break the deadlock arrived in the 23rd minute. Sorrentino saved Santon’s left-foot shot but couldn’t do anything about Perisic’s flying follow-up on the volley which put the Nerazzurri ahead. In the 28th minute, Joao Mario was set up by Icardi in the area but his attempt was saved as he had the chance to double the lead. Handanovic saved a Cacciatore shot in the 35th minute from a central position and it was Inter who struck again four minutes later. Brozovic played in Icardi who ran into the box and left Sorrentino with no chance to keep out his low shot into the corner. Despite being two goals up, the Nerazzurri finished on the front foot with chances for Brozovic and Joao Mario which were dealt with effectively by the Chievo defence.  

The second half began with no changes for either side, although Inter kept pressing hard for further goals. Following two decent chances from Candreva and Perisic, they finally found the back of the net once again in the 57th minute, with the Croatian winger getting the better of Sorrentino with a low and accurate drive. Spalletti’s side then got their fourth just three minutes later, with the superb Skriniar finishing off a Candreva cross with an intelligent header. The Gialloblu tried to respond through Inglese, although his two quick-fire efforts didn’t really trouble Handanovic. Spalletti brought on Eder, Dalbert and Karamoh for the final stages of the match, as they replaced the trio of Icardi, D’Ambrosio and Candreva, with the 53,000 at the San Siro all showing their appreciation with widespread applause. Despite their comfortable lead, the Nerazzurri were increasingly ruthless in the final few minutes. Chances came for Perisic, Brozovic and Karamoh, although it was the Croatian winger who eventually sealed not just the win, but also his hat-trick with a 91st minute finish.

The final whistle soon arrived and so did Inter’s 5-0 triumph over ChievoVerona. The Nerazzurri are now the only side in Serie A left unbeaten, leading the league standings with 39 points (+1 over Napoli). They’ll now focus on what will prove to be an extremely important week, as they take on Juventus at home next Saturday.


Goalscorers: 23' Perisic, 39' Icardi, 57' Perisic, 60' Skriniar, 91' Perisic

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (77' 29 Dalbert), 37 Skriniar, 13 Ranocchia, 21 Santon; 20 B. Valero, 10 J. Mario; 87 Candreva (84' 17 Karamoh), 77 Brozovic, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (75' 23 Eder)

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 7 Cancelo, 11 Vecino, 55 Nagatomo, 99 Pinamonti

Coach: Luciano Spalletti


CHIEVOVERONA: 70 Sorrentino; 29 Cacciatore, 5 Gamberini, 3 Dainelli, 18 Gobbi (87' 2 Jaroszynski); 77 Bastien, 4 Rigoni (64' 40 Tomovic), 97 DePaoli; 23 Birsa, 69 Meggiorini (69' 7 Garritano), 45 Inglese

Substitutes: 90 Seculin, 98 Confente, 9 Stepinski, 10 Gaudino, 11 Leris, 12 Cesar, 14 Bani, 20 Pucciarelli, 31 Pellissier

Coach: Rolando Maran

Bookings: Ranocchia (I)

Added time: 0' + 2'

Referee: Calvarese

Assistants: Carbone, Bindoni

Fourth Official: Serra

VAR Operators: Guida, Ranghetti

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 70 Sorrentino
D'Ambrosio 33 29 Cacciatore
Skriniar 37 5 Gamberini
Ranocchia 13 3 Dainelli
Santon 21 18 Gobbi
Brozovic 77 77 Bastien
Valero 20 4 Rigoni
Candreva 87 27 De Paoli
Joao Mario 10 23 Birsa
Perisic 44 69 Meggiorini
Icardi 9 45 Inglese


Padelli 27 90 Seculin
Berni 46 98 Confente
Cancelo 7 2 Jaroszinski
Vecino 11 7 Garritano
Karamoh 17 9 Stepinski
Eder 23 10 Gaudino
Dalbert 29 11 Leris
Nagatomo 55 12 Cesar
Pinamonti 99 14 Bani
20 Pucciarelli
31 Pellissier
40 Tomovic

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