22 April 2018 15:00
8' (2nd half) Icardi
|47'||The first half concludes at the Stadio Bentegodi with the score fixed at 0-0.|
|46'||Cancelo is yellow carded for a foul on Jaroszynski and Chievo will have a free kick.|
|46'||Perisic's shot takes a double deflection but Sorrentino keeps it out.|
|45'||There will be one minute's added time.|
|44'||Chievo launch a counterattack: Pucciarelli shoots across Handanovic but the keeper makes the save!|
|43'||Karamoh pushes forward down the right and his cross is turned behind by Bani for a corner.|
|39'||Great play from Handanovic who makes a save from Cacciatore's left-footed shot from inside the box.|
|38'||Rafinha's touch lets him down and he can't find Perisic inside the Chievo penalty area.|
|34'||Spalletti's men are well in charge of this match but are struggling to find openings in the Chievo back line.|
|29'||Perisic cuts the ball back to Icardi but Sorrentino comes out and smothers the ball down low.|
|27'||Brozovic's corner nearly goes straight in, causing Sorrentino all sorts of bother, but the score remains 0-0.|
|26'||Great ball from Skriniar to Perisic, he finds Icardi in the middle but Radovanovic is there just in time to save his team.|
|22'||Rafinha sets up Karamoh and his effort goes just past the post. It was a good chance for Inter who have spent the last few minutes camped in the Chievo half.|
|19'||Brozovic crosses from the right, forcing Cacciatore to head away. Rafinha then goes on a mazy run and crosses but a flying Perisic can't quite reach the Brazilian's ball in.|
|16'||Giaccherini tries his luck from the edge of the area and Handanovic tips it over|
|13'||Perisic goes one-on-one with Sorrentino but his lob is too high and doesn't find the target!|
|12'||Pucciarelli shoots from the edge of the box and hits Handanovic's left-hand upright!|
|10'||Rafinha's ball over the top finds Perisic off the shoulder of the Chievo defence. He crosses towards Icardi and the ball is put out for another corner.|
|8'||The corner ends up with Brozovic who accidentally plays in Icardi one-on-one with Sorentino with his scuffed shot but the Inter captain is offside.|
|7'||Borja Valero plays the ball in and Radanovic is there to clear but makes a hash of it and gifts the Nerazzurri a corner.|
|5'||Cancelo takes responsibility for the dead ball but his shot is a couple of metres wide.|
|4'||Rafinha is fouled by Giaccherini mid-way inside the Chievo half. Inter have a free kick.|
|1'||Off we go! Forza Inter!|
|1'||We're almost ready to go at the Stadio Bentegodi. It's ChievoVerona vs. Inter in the 34th week of Serie A 2017/18. The teams are just coming out of the tunnel and on to the pitch.|
|50'||It's all over! After a dominant second half, Inter were under the cosh in the closing moments but bring all three points back home from the Stadio Bentegodi thanks to goals from Icardi and Perisic! It ends 2-1 to Inter in Verona!|
|49'||Candreva goes forward on the counterattack and faces Sorrentino but the keeper comes out well to tackle and regain the ball for Chievo.|
|45'||There will be five minutes of additional time.|
|45'||Stepinski pulls a goal back as he beats Handanovic with a right-footed shot.|
|44'||It's time for Candreva: Perisic is the man to come off as the winger enters the fray.|
|40'||Vecino streaks away and tries to find Perisic on the run but the ball is put out for a corner at the last moment by Bani.|
|38'||Maran makes a final change: Stepinski replaces Pucciarelli.|
|37'||Santon cuts inside and shoots over the crossbar.|
|36'||Good play from Perisic who sets up Vecino but he can't find the right weight on the through ball for his team mate.|
|33'||Rafinha so close to making it 3-0! The Inter no. 8 forces a great save from Sorrentino with his left foot!|
|31'||Spalletti makes a second substitution: Vecino replaces Borja Valero.|
|30'||Pucciarelli goes in hard on Borja Valero and earns a yellow card.|
|27'||Birsa takes a free kick and it's deflected out for a corner. Chievo go on the attack from the set piece and Rigoni's shot comes off Skriniar and goes behind for another corner.|
|22'||Both sides make a change: Giaccherini makes way for Birsa for Chievo whilst Spalletti sends on Santon in place of Karamoh.|
|19'||Pucciarelli finds Giaccherini but he makes a mess of the finish.|
|16'||GOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! Perisic scores!!! Karamoh plays the ball through to Rafinha who finds the Croat's run and he slots it past the onrushing Sorrentino! 2-0!|
|15'||Chievo make a change: Jaroszynski is replaced by Castro.|
|14'||Brozovic and Icardi play a one-two and Chievo nearly score an own goal as they scramble to clear.|
|12'||Perisic's looping cross is headed behind for a corner by Bani.|
|8'||GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!! Referee Valeri checks the VAR and Icardi's goal will count after all! 1-0 to Inter!|
|7'||Valeri consults the VAR because there's some doubt over D'Ambrosio's position. It looks like he was onside...|
|6'||Brozovic shoots again from outside the area, Sorrentino saves and D'Ambrosio pounces on the loose ball. He squares for Icardi to tap in but the full back was offside and the goal won't stand.|
|5'||Brozovic shoots and it's somehow turned away by Sorrentino. Corner for Inter!|
|4'||Perisic crosses and Cacciatore blocks with his hand. The Nerazzurri have a free kick to the side of the box...|
|2'||Chance for Chievo but Inglese can't direct his header on target!|
|1'||The second half gets under way with no changes to either team.|
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|6||shots on target||5|
|5||shots off target||4|
Inter have kept clean sheets in five of their last seven Serie A meetings against ChievoVerona: the Nerazzurri have won five games in the process (D1 L1).
ChievoVerona have scored exactly two goals in three of their last eight home Serie A meetings against Inter (W3), failing to score in the other five (L5).
In the reverse match, Inter attempted 40 shots, a record in a single Serie A game since Opta began collecting shot data in 2004/05.
ChievoVerona are unbeaten in their last four home Serie A matches (W2 D2) - the last time the Gialloblu went five home league games in a row unbeaten was back in May 2016.
Inter have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight league games, more than any other Serie A side in this time.
Inter have scored the most headed goals in Serie A this season (12), but only Cagliari (33%) have scored a higher percentage of their goals from headers than ChievoVerona (28%, eight out of 29).
Ivan Perisic has scored four goals in four league meetings with ChievoVerona (including his only hat-trick in Serie A), his favourite opponent in the competition.
|22 December 2018||1-1||39' Perisic, 91' Pellissier,||fixture|
|22 April 2018||1-2||55' Icardi, 63' Perisic, 92' Stepinski,||fixture|
|21 August 2016||2-0||49' Birsa, 81' Birsa,||fixture|
|20 September 2015||0-1||41' Icardi,||fixture|
|15 December 2014||0-2||19' Kovacic, 56' Ranocchia,||fixture|
|18 May 2014||2-1||41' Andreolli, 73' Obinna, 90' Obinna||fixture|
|26 September 2012||0-2||43' Pereira, 76' Cassano||fixture|
|9 March 2012||0-2||88' Samuel, 91' Milito||fixture|
|21 November 2010||2-1||29' Pellissier, 85' Moscardelli, 95' Eto'o||fixture|
|6 January 2010||0-1||12' Balotelli||fixture|
|10 May 2009||2-2||3' Crespo, 27' Marcolini, 65' Balotelli, 73' Luciano||fixture|
|11 February 2007||0-2||1' Adriano, 52' Crespo||fixture|
|21 September 2005||0-1||50' Samuel||fixture|
|11 September 2004||2-2||15' Stankovic, 28' Semioli, 37' Pellissier, 50' Adriano||fixture|
|2 November 2003||0-2||67' Vieri, 71' Recoba||fixture|
|15 February 2003||2-1||20' Corini (R), 35' Corini (R), 68' Vieri||fixture|
|21 April 2002||2-2||41' Marazzina, 48' Dalmat, 59' Ronaldo, 91' Cossato||fixture|
VERONA - Inter continued along their path to potential Champions League qualification on Sunday, securing a 2-1 win away to Chievo Verona. It was a hard-fought victory for the Nerazzurri, with second-half goals from Icardi and Perisic successfully pushing the away side ahead after a sluggish first half.
Chievo Verona started the match strongly, with the visitor’s first chance coming through a Cancelo free-kick that went wide. The hosts then hit the post through Pucciarelli in the 12th minute before Handanovic then pulled off two great saves to keep out Cacciatore and Giaccherini. His heroics then continued as he kept out further efforts from Cacciatore and Pucciarelli. As the half progressed, Perisic and Icardi began to link up more, although failed to truly threaten Sorrentino.
Inter grew into the match after half-time as Rafinha and certainly Perisic came alive and the Nerazzurri scored twice in a ten-minute period. Firstly, Brozovic shot from the edge of the area and Sorrentino could only parry, thus allowing D'Ambrosio to pounce on the loose ball and keep his cool to set up Icardi for the tap in. Referee Valeri initially ruled the goal out for offside against D'Ambrosio but VAR then confirmed that the Nerazzurri defender was, in fact, onside, allowing Inter to take a 1-0 lead.
Spalletti's men grew in confidence and doubled their lead after 62 minutes following a great team move. Rafinha found space in front of the defence and fed Perisic who played a first-time ball out to Karamoh. The Frenchman passed back to Rafinha on the edge of the box and he found Perisic's run after the winger had gone forward in support. Faced with an onrushing Sorrentino, a delicate touch with his left foot was all that was needed to beat the keeper. Inter tried to close out the match with the score at 2-0 but had to deal with an attempted come back from Chievo who brought on Birsa after the second goal. The Slovenian immediately caused his compatriot Handanovic problems with a dangerous free kick. The home side pulled a goal back a few moments before the board went up to indicate added time. Stepinski got onto a long ball and the forward, who had only come on a few minutes previously, chose the right moment to cut inside and shoot right-footed.
Chievo launched one last assault late on, however, Inter could breathe a sigh of relief as the Gialloblu failed to find the target. The final whistle soon arrived and so with it a vital victory for the Nerazzurri. #ForzaInter!
CHIEVOVERONA 1-2 INTER
Goalscorers: Icardi (52'), Perisic (62'), Stepinski (90’)
CHIEVOVERONA: 70 Sorrentino; 29 Cacciatore, 40 Tomovic, 14 Bani, 2 Jaroszynski (60' Castro 19); 4 Rigoni, 8 Radovanovic, 56 Hetemaj; 17 Giaccherini (66' Birsa 23); 20 Pucciarelli (83' Stepinski 9), 45 Inglese.
Substitutes: 90 Seculin, 98 Confente, 3 Dainelli, 5 Gamberini, 12 Cesar, 27 Depaoli, 31 Pellissier, 69 Meggiorini, 77 Bastien.
Coach: Rolando Maran
INTER: 1 Handanovic; 7 Cancelo, 37 Skriniar, 25 Miranda, 33 D'Ambrosio; 20 B. Valero (76' Vecino 11), 77 Brozovic; 17 Karamoh (66' Santon 21), 8 Rafinha, 44 Perisic (89' Candreva 87); 9 Icardi.
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 46 Berni, 2 Lisandro, 13 Ranocchia, 23 Eder, 29 Dalbert, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti
Bookings: Cancelo (46'), Pucciarelli (75')
Added time: 1' - 5'
Assistants: Marrazzo, Paganessi
Fourth Official: Pasqua
VAR operators: Mazzoleni, Dobosz
|Sorrentino 70||1 Handanovic|
|Cacciatore 29||7 Cancelo|
|Tomovic 40||37 Skriniar|
|Bani 14||25 Miranda|
|Jaroszynski 2||33 D'Ambrosio|
|Rigoni 4||20 Valero|
|Radovanovic 8||77 Brozovic|
|Hetemaj 56||17 Karamoh|
|Pucciarelli 20||44 Perisic|
|Inglese 45||9 Icardi|
|Seculin 90||27 Padelli|
|Confente 93||2 Lopez|
|Dainelli 3||11 Vecino|
|Gamberini 5||13 Ranocchia|
|Stepinski 9||21 Santon|
|Cesar 12||23 Eder|
|Castro 19||29 Dalbert|
|Birsa 23||87 Candreva|
|Depaoli 27||99 Pinamonti|