Final score

3 November 2018 15:00

Inter
48' (2nd half) Nainggolan
46' (2nd half) Joao Mario
4' (2nd half) Gagliardini
16' Politano
14' Gagliardini
5 - 0
Genoa
referee Paolo Valeri / linesmen Preti, Cecconi / 4th man Serra / assistants Abisso, Giallatini
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Minutes Text commentary
48' Half-time at the Stadio Meazza. The Nerazzurri lead by two thanks to goals from Gagliardini and Politano
48' A Politano corner is headed wide by Lautaro
47' Big chance after high pressing from Lautaro and Perisic but the Genoa defence recover
46' Romulo fires from long-range but it misses the target
44' Three minutes of stoppage time
40' Brozovic's free kick hits the wall and goes out for a corner
38' Gunter fouls Politano at an aerial duel. Both sides' medical staff come on and it's a free kick for the Nerazzurri
35' A great ball from Brozovic finds Politano in space but Radu makes a good stop. De Vrij almost makes it 3-0 from the following corner!
34' Foul by Sandro on Handanovic. The Genoa midfielder is booked after stopping the goalkeeper from playing the ball quickly
31' Lautaro Martinez is booked for a foul on Biraschi
29' Lazovic tries his luck from outside the box but can't hit the target
24' Perisic was given the ball by Gagliardini, he looks to find Joao Mario in the box but Biraschi reads it
22' Dangerous cross from Dalbert but the visiting defence clears the danger
18' Gunter is shown a yellow card for a foul on Gagliardini
16' GOAAAALLLL!!!! Politano doubles the lead straight after! He got to Joao Mario's through-ball before Gunter before beating Radu with a left-foot strike!
14' GOAAALLL! GOOOAAAAAAL! Gagliardini fires the Nerazzurri ahead after some confusion in the box!
13' Politano cuts in from the right before firing with his left foot but Radu saves
11' Lazovic gets past D'Ambrosio but fires over from a tight angle
8' D'Ambrosio is booked for a challenge on Bessa
4' Joao Mario lays it off for Perisic who fires just wide of Radu's left post
2' Inter go close straight away. Politano crosses for Lautaro Martinez who just misses the target with an acrobatic effort
1' All set for kick-off and we're off. Come on lads, Forza Inter!!!
1' Almost 70,000 are in attendance at San Siro for Inter vs. Genoa on matchday 11 in Serie A!
Minutes Text commentary
48' All over. A brilliant Inter side pick up a seventh consecutive win by a 5-0 scoreline. Gagliardini (x2), Politano, Joao Mario and Nainggolan with the goals
48' GOAL! Nainggolan heads home from a Joao Mario cross
46' GOAAAAAALL!! A low strike from Joao Mario finds its way past Radu and it's four at the Meazza!
45' Three minutes of stoppage time
43' A shot from the Ninja is deflected to Gaglardini who fires down the middle
42' Final change from Spalletti: Radja Nainggolan comes on. Marcelo Brozovic goes off to great applause
38' Great work from Borja Valero to win the ball and play it for Keita, he crosses for Lautaro who does well to get in front of Romero but he can't apply the finish
35' Juric makes his final change. Omeonga comes on for Romulo in the Genoa ranks
33' Joao Mario fires over from range
31' Keita plays it to Lautaro Martinez but he drags the first-time shot wide from a narrow angle
30' Spalletti makes his second change. Borja Valero on for Perisic
28' Veloso booked for a tactical foul to stop Keita
25' Spectacular one-two between Lautaro and Keita who is stopped just before getting the shot away. Perisic then almost picks out Gaglardini who just can't reach the ball with a chance for a hat-trick
20' Great ball from Joao Mario to Perisic who knocks it to Dalberto who is closed down at the line by Romero
17' Perisic with a cross from the left but Radu comes off his line to claim
14' Handanovic is alert to a deflected Veloso effort, diving away to make the save
13' Both sides make changes. Spalletti brings Keita on for Politano who goes off to applause. Juric replaces Sandro with Veloso
9' A break from Politano is stopped by Gunter's challenge at the edge of the area
5' Genoa make a change. Goran Pandev goes off to applause from all at San Siro. Piatek takes his place
4' GOAAAAAAAAALLL!!! Gagliardini gets his second, turning in the rebound after Radu made a great save from Perisic. 3-0!
3' Same story in the second half. Perisic gets to the byline but can't find his teammates in the middle of the box
1' The second half of Inter vs. Genoa gets underway. Forza ragazzi!

Handanovic
6.51
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D'Ambrosio
6.06
6.06
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Brozovic
7.43
7.43
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Perisic
6.06
6.06
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Joao Mario
7.74
7.74
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Gagliardini
7.96
7.96
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Skriniar
7.29
7.29
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Valero
6.46
6.46
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Dalbert
6.74
6.74
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Nainggolan
7.36
7.36
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Politano
7.54
7.54
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Martínez
5.73
5.73
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de Vrij
6.93
6.93
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Balde
5.75
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9 shots on target 2
8 shots off target 4
7 fouls committed 17
0 corners 0
11 offsides 6
63% ball possession 37%

Though Inter are second in the table, they have four points fewer than they did at the same stage last season.

Inter are unbeaten against Genoa in their last 12 home league games (W9 D3).

Genoa’s Goran Pandev played 46 Serie A games against Inter, scoring five times – the Macedonian has scored two goals in his last three league meetings against his former club.

Inter have won each their last three home league games with just a single goal conceded: the last time they have won four such games in a row was back in October 2017.

Inter’s striker Mauro Icardi scored his very first Serie A goal against Genoa, in a Derby played with Sampdoria in November 2012.

Inter are one of the two teams (with Frosinone) to have not conceded a headed goal in Serie A this season.

wins(42) draws(12) defeats(12)

MILAN – Inter prepared for their match in the Champions League against Barcelona in the best possible way as they defeated Genoa 5-0. It was a dominant performance by the Nerazzurri as they swept aside a Rossoblu team that had been expected to create problems for Inter after their performance on Wednesday against Milan. It didn’t, however, turn out that way.

Spalletti made five changes to the team from the match at the Stadio Olimpico: in came D'Ambrosio, De Vrij, Gagliardini,  Dalbert and Lautaro Martinez. Just 80 seconds in, the latter came inches away from giving the home side the lead, but he could only fire over from close range after Politano’s cross. In the 4th minute, Brozovic played the ball to Joao Mario, who then found Perisic, but the Croatian’s effort went wide by a whisker.

Inter were creating a lot in the early stages as Juric’s Genoa looked to sit back and hit the home side on the counter. Inter’s Politano came close after 13 minutes but could only fire wide. It was clear, however, that a goal was coming. The opener duly arrived just a minute later as Gagliardini was the quickest to react in the box to prod home. Politano doubled the lead after 16 minutes: a superb ball by Joao Mario found the Italian, who then got in front of Gunter and expertly fired home to make it two. Inter were looking very dangerous, although Genoa did go close through Lazovic, the only real threat to the Nerazzurri’s goal. Politano was looking to add to his personal tally as he had another effort that was pushed behind for a corner by Radu. From the resulting corner, De Vrij couldn’t quite make it three with a header. Inter were then applauded off the pitch by the 67,532 spectators in the stadium, the crowd size swelled through the match being a special Inter Club game.

Above all, it was Roberto Gagliardini’s day. He made the most of the Rossoblu defence losing focus from a Perisic ball before turning home to make it 3-0 with his first brace in Serie A. Lautaro Martinez gave everything to get his name on the scoresheet but he’ll have to wait for his second goal in Serie A. At the end, Inter turned it on again. There was time for Joao Mario to find the net in stoppage time. His goal from the edge of the box from a Keita assist was the cherry on the cake after a very positive display from the Portuguese. Galvanised, he then turned provider with a perfect cross for Radja Nainggolan who headed home his first goal at San Siro as an Inter player.

San Siro applauded the side off before the visit of Barcelona on Tuesday.

INTER 5-0 GENOA

Goals: 14' and 49' Gagliardini, 16' Politano, 90 +1' Joao Mario, 90 +3' Nainggolan.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar, 29 Dalbert; 5 Gagliardini, 77 Brozovic (87' 14 Nainggolan) ; 16 Politano (58’ 11 Keita), 15 Joao Mario, 44 Perisic (75' 20 Borja Valero) ; 10 Lautaro.

Bench: 27 Padelli, 2 Vrsaljko, 8 Vecino, 9 Icardi, 13 Ranocchia, , 18 Asamoah, 23 Miranda, 87 Candreva.

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

 

GENOA: 97 Radu; 14 Biraschi, 17 Romero, 3 Gunter; 32 Pereira, 8 Romulo (80' 40 Omeonga), 30 Sandro (58' 44 Veloso), 24 Bessa, 22 Lazovic; 19 Pandev (50' 9 Piatek), 11 Kouamé.

Bench: 25 Vodisek, 23 Russo, 5 Lisandro Lopez, 10 Lapadula, 15 Mazzitelli, 33 Lakicevic, 45 Medeiros, 87 Zukanovic, 88 Hiljemark.

Coach: Ivan Juric

Bookings: 8' D'Ambrosio, 18' Gunter, 31'  L.Martinez 34' Sandro

Referee: Valeri

Assistants: Preti, Cecconi

Fourth Official: Serra

VAR: Abisso, Giallatin

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 97 Radu
D'Ambrosio 33 14 Biraschi
de Vrij 6 17 Romero
Skriniar 37 3 Gunter
Dalbert 29 32 Pereira
Gagliardini 5 8 Romulo
Brozovic 77 30 Sandro
Politano 16 24 Bessa
Joao Mario 15 22 Lazovic
Perisic 44 19 Pandev
Martínez 10 11 Kouame

substitutes

Padelli 27 23 Russo
Vrsaljko 2 25 Vodisek
Vecino 8 5 Lisandro Lopez
Icardi 9 9 Piatek
Balde 11 10 Lapadula
Ranocchia 13 15 Mazzitelli
Nainggolan 14 33 Lakicevic
Asamoah 18 40 Omeonga
Valero 20 44 Miguel Veloso
Miranda 23 45 Medeiros
Candreva 87 87 Zukanovic
88 Hiljemark

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