Final score

17 April 2018 20:45

45' (2nd half) Perisic
15' (2nd half) Brozovic
5' (2nd half) Icardi
3' Cancelo
4 - 0
Referee: Fabrizio Pasqua / Linesmen: La Rocca, Tolfo / Fourth official: Di Paolo / Assistants: Mariani, Preti
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48' Half-time at the Stadio Meazza. The Nerazzurri are 1-0 up thanks to Joao Cancelo's goal
47' Great play from Brozovic to free up Perisic who crosses for Icardi but he just can't reach it
46' Karamoh sees a goal disallowed for offside after an Icardi knock-on
45' Three minutes of stoppage time
42' Incredible block by Castan to deny Icardi after a Perisic cross
38' Karamoh looks to find Icardi but Cragno claims after a clearance from a Rossoblu defender
37' Spalletti has to make his first change. Borja Valero on for the injured Gagliardini
35' Gagliardi has to go off on a stretcher
33' Rafinha plays it to Karamoh just outside the box but it's central and Cragno saves
30' Perisic crosses with Karamoh looking to get on the end of it. He collides with Cragno and hits the post but gets back up to applause
27' Great play from Rafinha who knocks it to Perisic but his cross is blocked
23' Icardi fires just over from outside the box
22' More Nerazzurri pressure. Great stop from Cragno to deny a Rafinha shot from inside the box
21' Karamoh hits the bar. Great play from Icardi, perfect D'Ambrosio cross but his volley hits the woodwork
18' Spalletti's lads are pressing. Cancelo crosses to the near pot but Cragno gets there
14' Cross for Karamoh who is alone at the far post but he can't reach it
13' Chance to make it 2-0! Icardi squares it for Karamoh but he shoots wide
9' Confusion in the Cagliari box but Perisic fires wide
8' Rafinha for Perisc but Cragno puts his shot out for a corner
3' GOAL! GOAAALLLLL!!! A Cancelo free kick from the left misses everyone in the box and ends up finding the corner! 1-0!
2' Handball from Andreolli out on the left following a Perisic move
1' Kick-off! Diego Lopez's team get us underway. Forza Inter!
1' Almost set for the 33rd match of the season at the Stadio Meazza between Inter and Cagliari
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45' No stoppage time and it's over! Luciano Spalletti's Inter win 4-0 thanks to goals from Cancelo, Icardi, Brozovic and Perisic
45' GOAL!!!!! Perisic beats Cragno from the edge of the area and it's 4-0!
41' Nerazzurri close to a fourth again. Perfect cross from Perisic to Icardi but Cragno somehow saves.
40' Corner from the left and Perisic heads on at the near post. Cragno tips over
39' Possible handball from Andreolli on a Candreva shot. Pasqua goes to VAR and decides not to award a penalty
31' Second change from Spalletti. Karamoh goes off to applause. Candreva enters the fray
29' Rafinha with the deep cross. Icardi rises up to head it but it just misses the target
28' Cagliari change. Caligara for Cossu
27' Perisic to Karamoh. He shoots to the near post but Cragno saves
23' Shot/cross from Cancelo on the right. Cragno makes the ball his
21' Destro from the edge of the box but it's off target
18' Brozovic is booked for a foul on Giannetti
15' GOAL! GOAAAAALL!!! Magic from Brozovic. Great skill in the box to get away and set it up on his right and pick out the corner! 3-0!
14' Dangerous play from Giannetti on Skriniar and he's booked
12' Miranda puts a Giannetti cross out for a corner
9' Another change by Diego Lopez. Lykogiannis on for Padoin
6' First Cagliari change. Faragò on for Sau
5' GOAAALLL! GOOAAAAAL! Karamoh plays it inside for Rafinha who sends Icardi through on Cragno. No mistake from the captain and it's 2-0!
3' Inter on the front foot again at the start of the half
1' The second half begins with no changes. Forza Inter!

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7 shots on target 0
4 shots off target 0
7 fouls committed 10
10 corners 2
2 offsides 3
74% ball possession 26%

Inter have won three of their last four Serie A games against Cagliari (L1).

In the last seven league meetings between these two sides, both teams have always scored.

Inter have not beaten Cagliari in the San Siro since November 2011: in the last four meetings, there have been two draws and two games lost for the Nerazzurri.

Inter are unbeaten in their last seven home league games: four draws and three wins.

Cagliari have conceded in each of their last eight league games (18 goals): in this period they’ve registered two wins, one draw and five defeats.

Cagliari have scored their last six goals all from set piece situations: three penalties, two corners and one free kick.

Inter have conceded only one goal in their last seven league games, but they have not scored in the last 312 minutes of action.

Inter (12) and Cagliari (10) have scored the most headed goals in Serie A this season.

Mauro Icardi has scored four goals in his last four league games against Cagliari.

wins(25) draws(10) defeats(7)

MILAN - Luciano Spalletti’s Inter turned up and are fully in the running for Champions League football. In front of 47,000 fans at San Siro, it was complete domination for the Nerazzurri in the 33rd match of the Serie A TIM season. Inter won 4-0 against Cagliari thanks to goals from Cancelo, Icardi, Brozovic and Perisic and the result takes the team up to 63 points in the table, two points ahead of Roma and Lazio who both play tomorrow. 

After just three minutes, Inter were already ahead. Joao Cancelo took a free kick from the left, nobody got a touch on it and it carried on through into the corner of the net beyond Cragno. The Portuguese’s first goal of the season set the tone for the Nerazzurri who created multiple chances. In the ninth minute, Rafinha played it to Perisic but his left-foot effort was put out for a corner by Cragno. Three minutes later, there was a big chance for Karamoh. The ball was perfectly set up by Icardi but he fired wide from a brilliant position. Karamoh then went close again in the 22nd minute from a D’Ambrosio cross but his volley went out off the top of the bar. A few seconds later, Cragno pulled off a miraculous save from Rafinha’s left-foot effort after he was set up by Icardi. The pressure subsided in the 37th minute when Gagliardini was forced to come off with a muscular issue  and Borja Valero came on. Inter closed the half on the front foot, spectacular interplay created space for Perisic who delivered a low cross but Castan made a block from Icardi at the last moment.  

After the break, Inter didn’t allow the tempo to drop and made it 2-0. In the 50th minute, Karamoh knocked it forwards to Rafinha who found Icardi who made no mistake after going clean through on the goalkeeper. The next goal followed soon after the 60th minute. Marcelo Brozovic used his skill to let fly with an unstoppable right-foot curler from inside the box. Inter were in complete control. In the 72nd minute, Cragno stopped another Karamoh shot. Two minutes later, Icardi went just wide from Rafinha’s cross. There was some drama in the 84th minute when play was stopped to consult VAR. The ball hit Andreolli’s arm in the box but a corner was awarded rather than a penalty. In the 90th minute, the fourth goal arrived after Brozovic squared the ball to Perisic who fired home with an accurate left-foot strike from the edge of the box. The match finished like that with Luciano Spalletti’s side comfortably winning 4-0.

Now, focus turns to Sunday’s match at the Stadio Bentegodi against ChievoVerona while we await the results from direct rivals. 




Goals: 3' Cancelo (I), 50'Icardi (I), 60' Brozovic (I), 90' Perisic (I)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 33 D'Ambrosio; 5 Gagliardini (37' 20 B. Valero), 77 Brozovic; 17 Karamoh (76' 87 Candreva), 8 Rafinha, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi

Bench: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 2 Lisandro, 11 Vecino, 13 Ranocchia, 21 Santon, 23 Eder, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti

Coach: Luciano Spalletti


CAGLIARI: 28 Cragno; 56 Romagna, 3 Andreolli, 15 Castan; 20 Padoin (54' 22 Lykogiannis), 7 Cossu (73' 38 Caligara), 21 Ionita, 12 Miangue; 25 Sau (50' 16 Faragò); 9 Giannetti, 24 Ceter

Bench: 1 Rafael, 26 Crosta, 19 Pisacane, 23 Ceppitelli, 30 Pavoletti, 32 Han, 33 Kouadio, 35 Tetteh

Coach: Diego Lopez


Bookings: Brozovic (I), Giannetti (I)

Stoppage Time: 3' + 0'

Referee: Pasqua

Assistants: La Rocca, Tolfo

Fourth Official: Di Paolo

VAR Operators: Mariani, Preti




starting lineups

Handanovic 1 28 Cragno
Cancelo 7 56 Romagna
Skriniar 37 3 Andreolli
Miranda 25 15 Castan
D'Ambrosio 33 20 Padoin
Gagliardini 5 7 Cossu
Brozovic 77 21 Ionita
Karamoh 17 12 Miangue
Alcantara 25 Sau
Perisic 44 24 Ceter
Icardi 9 9 Giannetti


Padelli 27 1 Rafael
Berni 46 26 Crosta
Lopez 2 16 Faragò
Vecino 11 19 Pisacane
Ranocchia 13 22 Lykogiannis
Valero 20 23 Ceppitelli
Santon 21 30 Pavoletti
Eder 23 32 Han Kwang-Song
Estevão 29 33 Kouadio
Candreva 87 36 Tetteh
Pinamonti 99 38 Caligara

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