Final score

8 April 2018 12:30

Torino
36' Ljajic
1 - 0
Inter
referee Paolo Tagliavento / linesmen Meli, Vuoto / 4th man Fourneau / assistants Maresca, Posado
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46' The first half comes to a close here at the Olimpico Grande Torino: the Nerazzurri have dominated but Mazzarri's side lead thanks to a goal from Ljajic
46' Belotti goes to ground and Gagliardini is shown a yellow card
44' One minute of added time to be played
41' Cancelo picks out Icardi at the back post, although the Nerazzurri captain can't make good enough contact with the ball
39' Brozovic booked for a foul on Belotti
36' Torino take the lead with their first real chance of the game, with De Silvestri setting up Ljajic at the back post
34' Sirigu keeps out Candreva once again
33' A cross from Perisic is fired into the area but none of his teammates are there to make contact
32' The ball falls to Belotti who's volley fails to find the target
30' The duel continues between Candreva and Sirigu, with the Granata No.1 once again keeping out the Nerazzurri attacker
25' N'Koulou gets the better of Borja Valero before the ball is then cleared
23' Free-kick for the Nerazzurri, with a powerful right-footed strike from Candeva just going over
21' Belotti shown a yellow card for an aerial clash with Gagliardini
20' Perisic hits the woodwork, with the Croatian's header just flicking off Sirigu's crossbar
18' Sirigu pulls off another decisive save to keep out a right-footed effort from Candreva. Another corner for Inter!
17' A free-kick from Ljajic sails high over the crossbar
13' A miraculous save from Sirigu to keep out a volley from Icardi!
12' A header from Icardi deflects off N'Koulou and the Nerazzurri have themselves a corner
11' Uncertain goalkeeping from Sirigu nearly leads to an opener for Inter, although Perisic doesn't make good enough contact with the ball
9' Ljajic tries to find Iago Falque but the pass is just a bit too long for the former Roma player
7' Miranda is shown a yellow card for a foul on Baselli
6' Skriniar finds Candreva who skips past Moretti before being dispossessed by the Torino defence
4' Candreva works his way well down the right flank, but his shot is easily saved by Sirigu
3' Baselli tries his luck from long-range but his shot sails over
1' Tagliavento blows his whistle and Torino vs. Inter is now underway! Let's go! Forza Inter!
1' Both teams line up for their pre-match photos before kick-off
1' We're here at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino for today's lunchtime kick-off between Torino and Inter on matchday 31 in Serie A
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49' It's all over here at the Olimpico Grande Torino, where a dominant Inter have somehow lost out to Mazzarri's side due to a first-half goal from Ljajic
48' Inter keep pushing but Sirigu saves them once again
45' Four minutes of added time to be played
42' Both teams make a change, with Ranocchia replacing D"Ambrosio and Valdifiori coming on for Obi
42' Karamoh takes a shot from outside the area but Sirigu just about tips it over
39' Handanovic comfortably keeps out a left-footed effort from Edera
38' The Nerazzurri push hard for an equaliser, with the Torino defence just about keeping our Perisic
34' Another change for Torino, with Acquah coming on Baselli
30' An enticing cross from Cancelo is saved by Sirigu in the penalty area
27' Torino make another change, with Edera coming on for Iago Falque
25' Rafinha hits the post! The Nerazzurri No.8 finds space in the penalty area but fires his left-footed strike off the woodwork
23' Spalletti makes his second substitution, with Karamoh coming on for Borja Valero
22' Easy take for Sirigu, this time Perisic with the chance
19' So close! A header from Miranda is cleared off the line from N'Koulou
15' Baselli booked for dissent
15' Another solid stop from Sirigu, this time keeping out a header from Skriniar
14' Change for Inter as Candreva makes way for Rafinha
12' Ljajic is played in on the counter-attack but flashes his effort wide of the post
9' Handanovic pulls off a fantastic save to keep out an improvised volley from De Silvestri
6' De Silvestri meets a cross from Ljajic but send his header over
4' A right-footed effort from Brozovic is saved by Sirigu
1' The second half has started. Forza Inter!

Ranocchia
5.29
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Handanovic
6.26
6.26
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Icardi
4.12
4.12
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D'Ambrosio
3.9
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Brozovic
5.91
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Miranda
5.71
5.71
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Perisic
3.76
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Candreva
4.76
4.76
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Gagliardini
5.1
5.1
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Skriniar
5.69
5.69
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Valero
3.73
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Cancelo
5.89
5.89
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Karamoh
6
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Alcantara
6.06
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3 shots on target 8
7 shots off target 6
5 fouls committed 16
1 corners 16
3 offsides 2
38% ball possession 62%

Inter haven’t conceded a single goal over their last five Serie A games – last time they went  six consecutive games without conceding was in November 1979.

Torino have won only two of their last 27 Serie A games against Inter, with 17 wins for the Nerazzurri, and eight draws.

Torino’s last home win against Inter came in February 1994 – since then the Nerazzurri have managed 10 wins and three draws away to Torino.

Torino have won their last two league games, scoring four goals in each of those games – the last time they won three Serie A games in a row was in November 2016.

Nine of Inter’s last 10 goals away from home have been scored before the 55th minute of play.

Andrea Belotti has scored four goals and made two assists in his last three Serie A appearances. He had previously scored only five goals and failed to make a single assist this campaign.

Adem Ljajic’s first ever Serie A brace came against Inter in February 2013, when he was with Fiorentina. Torino have averaged 1.6 goals per 90 minutes with Ljajic on the pitch, and only 1.2 without him playing so far this season.

Marcelo Brozovic was the player with the most touches on the ball both on MD30 (124) and in the derby on Wednesday (139).

 

wins(30) draws(26) defeats(32)

TURIN - Inter lost for the fourth time this season in one of the most unfortunate ways after dominating for large spells away against Walter Mazzarri’s Torino. The Nerazzurri hit the woodwork twice and were up against Salvatore Sirigu who was on top form as Ljajic’s goal in the 36th minute secured the win for Toro. Spalletti’s team therefore remain on 50 points in the table, just one behind Roma while waiting for the result from Lazio’s match against Udinese. 

Inter were aggressive from the start. Between the fourth and sixth minutes, Candreva stung the palms of Sirigu with a shot from outside the area before he was then stopped by Moretti while trying to shoot after being set up by Skriniar. There was a good chance in the eleventh minute after Sirigu dropped it from a Cancelo cross. However, the Croatian’s lob was too weak and the Granata goalkeeper made the save. It was Sirigu again who made an extraordinary save from Icardi on 13 minutes after he was set up by Cancelo from a corner. Torino got up the pitch with a Ljajic free kick that went off target. In the 18th minute, Icardi played it to Candreva whose shot was turned behind by Sirigu for a corner. The Candreva/Sirigu duel continued in the 31st minute with the home goalkeeper doing very well to keep out a powerful right-foot effort with Miranda then hitting the post from the follow-up but play was stopped for offside. After 30 minutes of Inter being in control, Torino took the lead. While challenging Belotti, Perisic accidentally played the ball into the path of De Silvestri with Adem Ljajic turning home from his low cross. Torino scored in the 36th minute and the sides went into the break with the score at 1-0 with a sense of regret for all the chances not taken. 

The teams came back out unchanged after the break. In the 50th minute, Sirigu saved a central long-range effort from Brozovic. Then, there were two chances for De Silvestri from Ljajic free kicks. With the first, he headed over in the 51st minute before his flick-on was brilliantly turned over in the 55th minute by Handanovic. 

This was the best period of the match for the home side and they had a chance to double their lead in the 57th minute. Ansaldi played in Ljajic who burst into the box but dragged wide from an excellent position. Spalletti brought Rafinha on for Candreva who had taken some knocks. Inter started to press once more. In the 59th minute, Sirigu made another great stop from Skriniar this time. In the 64th minute, it was N’Koulou who came to the rescue for Torino with a goalline clearance from Miranda’s header. Three minutes later, Perisic couldn’t control a piercing ball from Brozovic but the big chance to level came in the 70th minute. Rafinha let fly with a perfect left-foot strike but he was denied by the post. Torino were under constant pressure until the substitute Edera drew a save from Handanovic in the 84th minute before Inter started to push once more. In the 86th minute, Sirigu turned over a powerful right-foot effort from Karamoh who had replaced Borja Valero. Four minutes of stoppage time were awarded but the result didn’t change. Inter fell to an undeserved 1-0 defeat at the hands of Torino. 

The Nerazzurri will be back on Saturday 14th April at 20:45 CEST with the trip to Bergamo to face Atalanta with the aim of returning to winning ways. Now and forever, #ForzaInter! 

TORINO 1-0 INTER 

GOALS: 36' Ljajic (T)

TORINO: 39 Sirigu; 33 N'Koulou, 13 Burdisso, 24 Moretti; 29 De Silvestri, 8 Baselli (79' 6 Acquah), 22 Obi (88' 5 Valdifiori), 15 Ansaldi; 10 Ljajic; 14 Iago Falque (73' 20 Edera), 9 Belotti

Bench: 1 Ichazo, 32 V. Milinkovic-Savic, 3 Molinaro, 4 Bonifazi, 21 Berenguer, 23 Barreca

Coach: Walter Mazzarri

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 33 D'Ambrosio (87' 13 Ranocchia); 77 Brozovic, 5 Gagliardini; 87 Candreva (59' 8 Rafinha), 20 B. Valero (68' 17 Karamoh), 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi

Bench: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 2 Lisandro, 21 Santon, 23 Eder, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Miranda (I), Belotti (T), Brozovic (I), Gagliardini (I), Baselli (T)

Stoppage Time: 1' + 4'

Referee: Tagliavento

Assistants: Meli, Vuoto

Fourth Official: Fourneau

VAR Operators: Maresca, Posado

 

 

 

 

starting lineups

Sirigu 39 1 Handanovic
N'Koulou 33 7 Cancelo
Burdisso 13 37 Skriniar
Moretti 24 25 Miranda
De Silvestri 29 33 D'Ambrosio
Baselli 8 77 Brozovic
Obi 22 5 Gagliardini
Ansaldi 15 87 Candreva
Ljajic 10 20 Valero
Iago Falque 14 44 Perisic
Belotti 9 9 Icardi

substitutes

Ichazo 1 27 Padelli
Milinkovic-Savic 32 46 Berni
Molinaro 3 2 Lopez
Bonifazi 4 Alcantara
Valdifiori 5 13 Ranocchia
Acquah 6 17 Karamoh
Edera 20 21 Santon
Berenguer 21 23 Eder
Barreca 23 29 Dalbert
99 Pinamonti

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