Final score

17 February 2018 20:45

14' (2nd half) Pandev
45' Ranocchia o.g.
2 - 0
Referee: Michael Fabbri / Linesmen: Alassio, De Meo / Fourth official: Di Paolo / Assistants: Giacomelli, Tasso
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45' The first half ends without any stoppage time at Marassi.
45' Genoa go in front thanks to the most unfortunate of own goals. Skriniar's clearance hits the back of Ranocchia and the ball loops over Handanovic into the net.
40' It's a scrappy and evenly-balanced period in the match with five minutes to go until half time.
35' Candreva accelerates down the left, cuts in, and shoots. His effort is too weak to trouble Perin but Inter are the side pressing for the opening goal!
35' Cancelo crosses but a deflection off Laxalt makes it easy for Perin to collect.
31' Perin makes a great save from Candreva's effort from the edge of the box. Luciano Spalletti's men have a corner!
29' Gagliardini combines well with Candreva but Bertolacci makes the tackle inside the area and the Nerazzurri see the chance go begging.
27' Ranocchia brings down Pandev as Genoa look to counter attack and earns himself the first yellow of the match.
26' Galabinov meets Laxalt's cross with his head but the ball flies well wide of Handanovic's goal.
22' Zukanovic rescues Genoa! Karamoh sends in a good low cross but the Rossoblu defender slides in to clear.
19' Inter so close to taking the lead! Candreva does brilliantly in the box before setting up Karamoh but he can't get a good connection on the shot from the edge of the six-yard box!
17' Cancelo slides a ball through for Eder but he is crowded out despite some good footwork.
14' Eder gets on the end of a pass after a good run in behind the Rossoblu defence but he can't control the ball on his chest ahead of the advancing Perin.
11' Handanovic is deceived by the flight of a cross from Pandev and it hits the crossbar!
9' Pandev breaks and attempts to beat Ranocchia before shooting from a tricky angle. Handanovic is there to save at the front post.
5' Corner for Genoa: Bertolacci gets a head to it at the front post but Skriniar blocks and then clears.
2' Karamoh is straight on the attack, played through by Borja Valero. He crosses towards Eder but Spolli is there to intercept.
1' We're ready for kick off. The home side stand over the ball. Come on boys, Forza Inter!
1' Luciano Spalletti has put his faith in a 4-2-3-1 with Cancelo, Ranocchia, Skriniar and D'Ambrosio in front of Handanovic; Vecino and Gagliardini shielding the defence; and Candreva, Borja Valero and Karamoh playing behind Eder up front.
1' There's a big crowd at Marassi for Genoa vs. Inter on Serie A's 25th match day.
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49' It finishes 2-0 at Marassi. Ranocchia's own goal and a strike from Pandev settled matters in favour of the home team.
45' We will have four minutes of stoppage time.
45' Perin is there to save again, from D'Ambrosio this time. The Nerazzurri are pressing but can't breach the Genoa defence.
44' Cancelo moves onto Pinamonti's cutback but he can't find the target.
43' Pinamonti scuffs an effort and then Karamoh's cross is gathered at the second attempt by Perin.
40' Karamoh overhits his cross and Eder can't reach it.
35' Pandev is replaced by Lazovic for Genoa.
35' Lapadula's shot is deflected behind. The corner comes in and Zukanovic's header goes over.
33' Eder shoots powerfully with his right but Zukanovic blocks on the line!
32' A double substitution from Spalletti. Pinamonti and Brozovic enter the fray in place of Borja Valero and Candreva. Genoa bring Lapadula on for Galabinov.
26' Karamoh sells Omeonga a dummy and shoots over the bar from the edge of the box.
23' Cancelo whips in a ball for Gagliardini but his header goes wide.
18' Candreva's long-range effort is saved down low by Perin.
16' Spalletti makes his first change: Vecino comes off for Rafinha.
14' Genoa double their lead. Laxalt's mishit shot ends up as a perfect assist for Pandev who finishes past Handanovic from inside the area.
12' Zukanovic stretches to take the ball away from Karamoh who is hurt in the tackle. It'll be a corner for the Nerazzurri.
11' First change for Genoa: Bessa is replaced by Omeonga.
7' Cancelo wins the ball in the air as Pandev attacks Rosi's cross but he's forced to concede a corner.
4' A ball comes in from Candreva on the left but Zukanovic slides in to clear.
3' Cancelo sends in a dangerous cross and Rosi only just clears ahead of Eder at the far post. Inter corner!
1' There are no changes at half time and we are under way for the second half!

Average rating 4.11
9 shots on target 14
4 shots off target 7
11 fouls committed 9
10 corners 8
1 offsides 1
33% ball possession 66%

Inter have alternated between a win and a defeat in their last nine league games against Genoa: with a 1-0 win for the Nerazzurri in the most recent clash.

Inter have lost four of their last eight Serie A meetings against Genoa (W4), this after they were unbeaten in the previous 14 games (W9 D5).

Genoa have won each of their last four Serie A matches against Inter at the Ferraris: this is their longest winning streak against the Nerazzurri in the competition.

Genoa have picked up eight points in home games in Serie A this season, more than only Verona and Benevento (seven each) – nevertheless, the Rossoblu have won two of their last three league matches at the Ferraris (L1).

On the other hand, Inter have drawn three of their last four away league games (L1) – the last time the Nerazzurri went five Serie A away games without a win was back in December 2016.

Since Davide Ballardini's appointment as manager, Genoa have collected 21 points: only Juventus and Napoli (31) have picked up more in this period.

Four of Genoa’s last five goals in Serie A have been scored from the 80th minute or later.

Diego Laxalt has scored the winning goal in each of his last two Serie A games (both at minute 90).

Mauro Icardi (99 goals in Serie A) has scored three league goals against Genoa – nevertheless, he has failed to score in his last four appearances against the Rossoblu.

Goran Pandev has scored three goals against Inter in the Italian top-flight: one of them with Genoa in the last meeting at the Ferraris.

wins(19) draws(23) defeats(28)

starting lineups

Perin 1 1 Handanovic
Rossettini 13 7 Cancelo
Spolli 2 13 Ranocchia
Zukanovic 87 37 Skriniar
Rosi 20 33 D'Ambrosio
Bessa 24 11 Vecino
Hiljemark 88 5 Gagliardini
Bertolacci 8 87 Candreva
Laxalt 93 20 Valero
Pandev 19 17 Karamoh
Galabinov 16 23 Eder


Lamanna 23 27 Padelli
Zima 38 89 Pissardo
Cofie 4 2 Lopez
Lapadula 10 Alcantara
El Yamiq 17 21 Santon
Migliore 18 29 Estevão
Lazovic 22 63 Emmers
Rigoni 30 77 Brozovic
Pereira 32 98 Lombardoni
Omeonga 40 99 Pinamonti
Medeiros 45

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