Final score

22 September 2018 20:30

Sampdoria
0 - 1
Inter
49' (2nd half) Brozovic
referee Marco Guida / linesmen Meli, Paganessi / 4th man Piccinini / assistants Fabbri , Vuoto
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47' After two minutes of added time, the first half is over here at the "Marassi"
46' Brozovic shoots over from outside the area
45' It looked as though Inter had taken taken the lead through Nainggolan but the goal is ruled out for a tight offside after VAR is consulted
40' A one-two between Nainggolan and Icardi: Inter's no. 14 is stopped from getting a dangerous shot away by Murru, however
36' The ball once again falls to Vecino in the area, who is again unable to divert the ball towards goal with his head after D'Ambrosio knocked it back across goal
35' Great play by Brozovic, who plays it to Candreva. The latter beats Bereszynski and aims for the Sampdoria goal, but the ball is deflected behind for a corner
33' Candreva crosses precisely into the area: Vecino gets his head to it but can't convert. Good chance for Inter!
27' Offside called against Sampdoria following a long ball over the top
23' A cross from the left by Asamoah goes straight into Audero's hands
20' Miranda is booked after an aerial challenge with Defrel
19' Politano's effort from a corner goes out for another corner to Inter
17' Nainggolan shoots low from 25 metres: it's a powerful effort but it's too near to Audero
15' Quagliarella has another effort from a long way out, but Handanovic saves once again
13' Quagliarella shoots from the edge of the area: his effort is too central and Handanovic holds onto the ball
11' Chance for the hosts: D'Ambrosio gets in the way of Defrel's effort before Linetty's shot from the edge of the area is deflected behind for a corner by Vecino
9' A cross is whipped into the Sampdoria area but no Inter player is able to direct the ball towards Sampdoria's goal and the ball goes out
6' Candreva crosses from the left but the ball is too close to Audero, who collects easily
5' Linetty's tackle on Vecino is very late and he receives the first yellow card of the match
1' A cross comes in from the right, Quagliarella tries an overhead kick but Handanovic saves to his left without any problems
1' The match begins! Come on Inter!!!
1' We're all ready here at the Marassi for Sampdoria vs. Inter on matchday 5 of the Serie A season
Minutes Text commentary
51' Final whistle here at the Marassi. A deserved victory for Spalletti's men, who win at Sampdoria thanks to Brozovic's goal
49' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! A powerful and precise strike by Marcelo, who gives Inter a deserved lead!!
46' Borja Valero also goes into the book for protesting
46' Defrel is booked after having a goal ruled out for a clear offside
45' Five minutes have been added on here!
42' Asamoah has a goal disallowed after VAR is consulted: the ball had gone out for a goal-kick before D'Ambrosio crossed it in
40' Audero comes out to meet a cross by Keita. D'Ambrosio's shot is then blocked for a corner. Following on from the corner, Skriniar swings at it but the ball goes over
37' Last change for Inter: Borja Valero replaces Nainggolan
33' A cross comes in from Keita, Bereszynski and Perisic battle for the ball. Referee Guida blows for a foul and Sampdoria have a free-kick
31' Quagliarella shoots from distance: the ball goes a few metres wide of Handanovic's left post
27' Another chance for Inter: a cross from Perisic is met by Icardi, who can't quite hit the target
24' Keita comes on for Candreva as Spalletti makes his second change
23' A header by Skriniar eventually goes over the bar and Inter have a corner. Inter continue to up the pressure: Nainggolan plays it to Candreva, whose volley is saved by Audero
21' Nainggolan wins the ball back and Perisic is denied as he approaches Sampdoria's penalty area
18' Dangerous cross from Candreva: Audero gets to it before Perisic can
15' Spalletti makes his first change: Perisic is on for Politano
14' Sampdoria make a double change: Jankto comes on for Linetty, Praet is replaced by Barreto
12' Inter once again come close to taking the lead: Candreva crosses from the right and it's met by Icardi, whose stooping header goes just wide
8' Inter are putting the pressure on here and win a succession of corners
5' CANDREVA HITS THE POST. The ball is played to him by Brozovic and his shot is beyond Audero's reach, but the ball hits the inside of the post and comes out!
2' Great play on Inter's left by Brozovic, Asamoah and Candreva, but when the ball was eventually crossed into the box it was lacking accuracy
1' The second half begins without any changes for either side. Come on lads, come on Inter!!

Handanovic
6.44
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Icardi
5.25
5.25
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D'Ambrosio
5.6
5.6
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Brozovic
7.72
7.72
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Miranda
6.34
6.34
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Perisic
6.03
6.03
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Candreva
6.67
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Skriniar
6.95
6.95
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Valero
6.35
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Vecino
6.28
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Nainggolan
5.81
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Politano
5.47
5.47
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Asamoah
7.3
7.3
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Balde
6.04
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Average rating 6.3 SEND RATINGS
3 shots on target 3
3 shots off target 8
14 fouls committed 13
3 corners 12
2 offsides 2
49% ball possession 51%

Sampdoria have won only four of their last 28 Serie A games against Inter (D10 L14), though three of those wins came within the most seven recent meetings.

Inter are unbeaten in their last five trips to Sampdoria’s ground (W4 D1), conceding just three goals.

Inter have won four of their last five away games in Serie A (L1).

Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella has found the back of the net in four of his last five league appearances against Inter.

Inter forward Mauro Icardi has scored 10 goals against his former team, Sampdoria, which is also his favourite target in the top-flight.

wins(30) draws(21) defeats(12)

GENOA – It’s never over when Inter play. It was an action-packed game in Genoa on matchday five of the Serie A TIM season: the Nerazzurri had the ball in the back of the net three times, but were denied twice through the intervention of VAR. And right at the end, Marcelo Brozovic managed to score the decisive goal in the 94th minute, which saw Luciano Spalletti’s team come away with a richly deserved victory.

However, it was actually the home team who started the game better and threatened the Inter box on a number of occasions. Quagliarella was the first to threaten, but his overhead kick was easily saved by Handanovic. Sampdoria then went close after 11 minutes through Defrel and then Linetty from the edge of the area, but D’Ambrosio and Vecino were on hand to get in the way of their respective efforts. Quagliarella was once again involved in the action 120 seconds later, but the striker’s right-footed effort was saved by Handanovic. Inter grew into the game as the first half went on and Nainggolan had their first real effort on goal after 17 minutes, but his long-range effort was saved by Audero. Inter threatened once again in the 33rd minute, but Vecino’s header from Candreva’s cross went over. There was then controversy just before half-time as Inter had a goal ruled out: Nainggolan did well to fire into the back of the net from the edge of the area, but the goal was eventually ruled out after VAR was consulted as a result of Icardi being offside at the start of the move. The teams therefore went into the break with the score at 0-0.

The teams came back out unchanged and it was once against Inter who almost took the lead. In the 50th minute, Candreva came inside from the right and beat Audero with his left-foot strike but the post came to Sampdoria’s rescue. There was another chance for the Nerazzurri in the 56th minute when Icardi stopped to meet Candreva’s cross with his head but it went narrowly wide of the post. On the hour, Spalletti looked to break the deadlock and brought Ivan Perisic on for Politano. Candreva was the most dangerous player on the pitch, with Audero saving his volley from a Nainggolan ball over the top in the 69th minute. Inter continued to push to take the lead. In the 72nd minute, Icardi narrowly missed the target with his header from a floated Perisic cross. Sampdoria’s main opportunity was in the 76th minute when Quagliarella looked to catch Handanovic out with a powerful effort from 25 metres that went wide. It was Quagliarella again in the 85th minute as he fired over the bar. The Nerazzurri took no time to respond. Following a scramble at a corner, Skriniar hit it first-time with his left but it was off target. Inter were celebrating two minutes from time when Asamoah beat Audero with a perfect low shot from the edge of the box but the goal was disallowed due to the ball going off before D’Ambrosio crossed it. The incredible drama continued at Marassi. After 91 minutes, Defrel found the net but the goal was chalked off for offside. Then, in the 94th minute the Nerazzurri finally broke through. Brozovic controlled the ball inside the area before sticking it past Audero with a powerful left-foot effort. There was no issue this time, the goal stood and the final whistle followed straight after with Inter winning 0-1.

Focus now turns straight to Fiorentina after this vital win. On Tuesday night, the side will be back in action at San Siro. #ForzaInter!

SAMPDORIA 0-1 INTER

Goals: 94' Brozovic

 

SAMPDORIA: 1 Audero; 24 Bereszynski, 26 Tonelli, 3 Andersen, 29 Murru; 16 Linetty (59' 14 Jankto), 6 Ekdal, 10 Praet (59' 8 Barreto); 11 Ramirez (92' 7 Sala); 92 Defrel, 27 Quagliarella

Bench: 72 Belec, 33 Rafael, 4 Vieira, 15 Colley, 18 Leverbe, 22 Tavares, 25 Ferrari, 40 Stijepovic, 95 Rolando

Coach: Marco Giampaolo

 

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 23 Miranda, 18 Asamoah; 8 Vecino, 77 Brozovic; 87 Candreva (70' 11 Keita), 14 Nainggolan (82' 20 B. Valero), 16 Politano (60' 44 Perisic); 9 Icardi

Bench: 27 Padelli, 5 Gagliardini, 6 De Vrij, 10 Lautaro, 13 Ranocchia, 15 Joao Mario, 29 Dalbert

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Linetty (S), Miranda (I), Defrel (S), B. Valero (I), Tonelli (S)

Stoppage Time: 2' + 5'

Referee: Guida

Assistants: Meli, Paganessi

Fourth Official: Piccinini

VAR Operators: Fabbri, Vuoto

starting lineups

Audero 1 1 Handanovic
Bereszynski 24 33 D'Ambrosio
Tonelli 26 37 Skriniar
Andersen 3 23 Miranda
Murru 29 18 Asamoah
Linetty 16 8 Vecino
Ekdal 6 77 Brozovic
Praet 10 87 Candreva
Ramirez 11 14 Nainggolan
Defrel 92 16 Politano
Quagliarella 27 9 Icardi

substitutes

Belec 72 27 Padelli
Rafael 33 5 Gagliardini
Vieira 4 6 de Vrij
Sala 7 10 Martínez
Barreto 8 11 Balde
Jankto 14 13 Ranocchia
Colley 15 15 Joao Mario
Leverbe 18 20 Valero
Tavares 22 29 Dalbert
Ferrari 25 44 Perisic
Stijepovic 40
Rolando 95

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