Final score

21 January 2018 20:45

41' (2nd half) Vecino
1 - 1
31' El Shaarawy
Referee: Davide Massa / Linesmen: Filippo Meli, Alessandro Costanzo / Fourth official: Luca Banti / Assistants: Antonio Damato, Gianluca Vuoto
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45' The first half comes to a close here at the Meazza, with the away side leading thanks to a goal from El Shaarawy
42' Alisson collects possession after Skriniar tried to find Icardi
38' Florenzi falls down in the area following a clash with Miranda, although nothing is given and the Nerazzurri break away
33' Superb chance for Icardi in front of goal, although he sends his effort just wide
31' Santon slips up on a long ball from Alisson, allowing El Shaarawy to run through on goal and dink the ball past Handanovic
30' Roma respond, with Pellegrini just dragging his strike just wide of the post
29' Superb double chance for Inter with Alisson initially keeping out Perisic, before Borja Valero's effort is then blocked
28' Manolas gets across to intercept after Perisic found Icardi through the middle
26' Roma defend well to halt a counter-attack led by both Borja Valero and Perisic
23' Icardi is brought down in the area following a combined effort from Manolas and Fazio. Massa sees no infringement and allows play to continue
20' Kolarov earns his side a corner, with Fazio heading the subsequent cross wide
17' A superb cross from Cancelo finds Perisic at the back post, whose header goes wide of the post by inches. So close!
15' A speculative effort from Candreva just misses the target
14' Alisson reads a cross from Candreva well to dispel any lurking danger from Icardi
12' Great idea from Cancelo to release Candreva quickly from a free-kick, however, Massa pulls play back
9' Perisic picks up possession down the left flank, fiding a low shot straight into the hands of Allison
7' Nainggolan tees up El Shaarawy, although his shot fails to find the target
6' Perisic is ruled offside after a long ball from Miranda
4' Vecino tries to find Icardi through the middle but his pass just fails to come off
2' Candreva and Gerson clash in the middle, but the referee deems it to be legitimate
1' We're now underway here at the Meazza! Come on! #ForzaInter!!!
1' The teams are making their way out onto the pitch, with kick-off just minutes away!
1' The Nerazzurri's first home match of 2018 is almost upon us, with 60,000 fans ready to support Luciano Spalletti's side against Roma
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49' It's all over here at the Meazza, with Inter dominating large parts of the game but ultimately having to settle for a point. A late goal from Vecino cancelled out El Sharaawy's opener to ensure a 1-1 draw
45' Four minutes of added time to be played
45' An effort from Eder ends up wide of the post
44' Icardi tries to lob Alisson off his line, although sends his overcharged effort over
41' GOAL! GOOOAAL! GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL! Vecino wonderfully heads home after a super cross from Brozovic
39' Final change for the Giallorossi, as Schick replaces Dzeko
38' The ball falls kindly to Cancelo who fires his strike wide of the post
35' Alisson produces a remarkable save to palm away a solid effort from Icardi
33' Incredible chance for Eder, who narrowly heads over following a cross from Cancelo
31' Third and final change for the home side, with Dalbert replacing Santon
29' Juan Jesus comes on for El Sharaawy
29' ICARDI HITS THE WOODWORK!! An athletic effort from the Nerazzurri captain is somehow tipped onto the post by Alisson
26' Instant chance for Eder, who fires his strike straight at the goalkeeper
26' Both teams make one change apiece, with Eder replacing Candreva and Gerson making way for Bruno Peres
24' Cancelo falls down in the area but is booked by Massa for simulation
22' Icardi meets a cross from Candreva but fails to find the target
20' The Giallorossi rearguard successfully clear following two chances for Candreva and Santon
16' Alisson produces a fine low save after Candreva tries his luck from just outside the area
15' A deflected cross from Cancelo just misses the target, with Inter themselves earning a corner
13' Perisic races across to try and regain possession from El Shaarawy, however, his attempts are deemed excessive by Massa who hands him the first booking of the match
10' Alisson manages to flick the ball away after a cross from Perisic is deflected by Florenzi
8' Dzeko heads over after successfully meeting a corner kick from Pellegrini
5' Play evenly balanced so far during the opening stages of this second half
1' The second half is now underway, with Gagliardini making way for Brozovic at the interval

Average rating 5.3
7 shots on target 1
8 shots off target 5
13 fouls committed 13
6 corners 5
3 offsides 1
52% ball possession 48%

Inter have won more games versus Roma than against any other side in Serie A (72): also for the Nerazzurri - 48 draws and 49 defeats.

In the last four Serie A meetings between these two sides, both teams have found the back of the net.

Inter have scored 155 goals in Serie A home games against Roma, more than against any other team.

For the first time in their history, Roma could win both of their away league games against Milan and Inter for the second consecutive season.

Roma have lost three of their last four games (D1) – as many defeats as in their previous 22 games.

After scoring in 16 away consecutive games, Roma have now failed to score in each of their last two (against Chievo and Juventus).

Inter (two) and Roma (four) are the two teams with the fewest goals conceded from set pieces this season.

Mauro Icardi has scored 51.4% of Inter’s goals in Serie A this season (18/35), the highest percentage in the big five European leagues.

Radja Nainggolan has scored five goals against Inter, his favourite opponent in Serie A.

wins(48) draws(29) defeats(16)

MILAN - Inter’s return to league action after the break started just as it ended with a 1-1 draw. The Nerazzurri went behind at San Siro to an El Shaarawy goal in the 31st minute but found the strength to respond late in the second half as Vecino finally equalised in the 86th minute after a number of saves from Alisson. Spalletti’s side therefore move up to 43 points after 21 league matches. 

The first chance fell in the seventh minute for El Shaarawy who was played in by a long Nainggolan ball before bursting into the area and firing over with his right. Inter responded with Perisic in the ninth minute. The Croatian cut in from the left but he found Alisson ready to make the save. In the 15th minute, Candreva looked to catch out the Giallorossi goalkeeper with a right-foot effort from outside the box but he couldn’t hit the target. Two minutes later, the Nerazzurri missed a chance with Perisic's header from Cancelo’s cross when the ball hit the post on its way out. At this point, Inter were pressing with confidence. In the 22nd minute, Icardi was being closed down by Manolas and Fazio while shooting at the edge of the box before he could get the shot off. In the 29th minute, found himself right in front of Alisson who made the save and Borja Valero’s follow-up effort was blocked. The visitors got up the pitch 60 seconds later when Pellegrini received the ball from Gerson on the edge of the area but he closed the angle too much and couldn’t keep the shot on target. The episode that broke the deadlock came in the 31st minute. El Shaarawy made the most of a Santon error, ran into the box and beat Handanovic with a delicate finish. The Nerazzurri had a chance straight after to respond. Icardi controlled the ball well from a Vecino pass but lost his balance before he could find the net with his right foot. The Nerazzurri captain tried again in the 43rd minute from a dangerous Skriniar through-ball but Alisson came out and got down low to keep him out. The teams therefore returned to the changing rooms with Roma a goal up. 

Inter began the second half with a change, as Brozovic replaced Gagliardini. The 55th minute then saw Alisson flick away a deflected left-sided cross from Perisic, while the Giallorossi shot-stopper was then also on hand again to keep out Candreva’s fierce effort just seven minutes later. Icardi was the next man to try his luck come the 67th minute, although his header failed to find the target. Eder soon entered the fray and was instantly presented with a chance on goal, however, his straight effort was calmly saved by Alisson. The Nerazzurri had a great chance in the 74th minute, with Alisson somehow producing a wonderful save to tip Icardi’s acrobatic effort onto the post. Further chances soon fell for the home side, with Eder initially sending a header over from a great position. Icardi was then held up by yet another fantastic save by the Brazilian. However, the deserved equaliser finally arrived in the 86th minute, as Brozovic floated in a perfect cross for Vecino, who made no mistake in heading the ball into the back of the net. The match remained tense throughout the final four minutes of added time, although both teams eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw and a point.  

The Nerazzurri will next be in action on Sunday 28th January, when they take on Leonardo Semplici’s Spal at home at 12:30 CET.

Goalscorers: 31' El Shaarawy (R), 86' Vecino (I)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 21 Santon (77' 29 Dalbert); 11 Vecino, 5 Gagliardini (46' 77 Brozovic); 87 Candreva (70' 23 Eder), 20 B. Valero, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 2 Lisandro, 10 J. Mario, 13 Ranocchia, 17 Karamoh, 33 D'Ambrosio, 55 Nagatomo, 99 Pinamonti
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

ROMA: 1 Alisson; 24 Florenzi, 44 Manolas, 20 Fazio, 11 Kolarov; 7 Pellegrini, 6 Strootman, 4 Nainggolan; 30 Gerson (70' 25 Bruno Peres), 9 Dzeko (84' 14 Schick), 92 El Shaarawy (74' 5 Jesus)
Substitutes: 18 Lobont, 28 Skorupski, 15 Moreno, 17 Under, 22 Abdullahi, 23 Defrel, 33 Emerson, 48 Antonucci
Coach: Eusebio Di Francesco

Bookings: Perisic (I), Cancelo (I)

Added time: 0' + 4'

Referee: Massa
Assistants: Meli, Costanzo
Fourth official: Banti
VAR operators: Damato, Vuoto

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Alisson
Cancelo 7 24 Florenzi
Skriniar 37 44 Manolas
Miranda 25 20 Fazio
Santon 21 11 Kolarov
Gagliardini 5 7 Pellegrini
Vecino 11 6 Strootman
Candreva 87 4 Nainggolan
Valero 20 30 Gerson
Perisic 44 9 Dzeko
Icardi 9 92 El Shaarawy


Padelli 27 18 Lobont
Berni 46 28 Skorupski
Lopez 2 5 Juan Jesus
Joao Mario 10 14 Schick
Ranocchia 13 15 Moreno
Karamoh 17 17 Under
Eder 23 22 Abdullahi
Estevão 29 23 Defrel
D'Ambrosio 33 25 Bruno Peres
Nagatomo 55 33 Emerson
Brozovic 77 48 Antonucci
Pinamonti 99

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