Final score

2 December 2018 20:30

Roma
29' (2nd half) Kolarov (P)
6' (2nd half) Under
2 - 2
Inter
21' (2nd half) Icardi
37' Balde
referee Gianluca Rocchi / linesmen Preti, Costanzo / 4th man Di Bello / assistants Fabbri, Valeriani
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45' The first half comes to a close at the Olimpico. The Nerazzurri are a goal up through Keita!
40' Great stop from Handanovic to tip over a Kolarov free kick!
37' GOAL! GOOOAAAALLLL! D'Ambrosio with the cross and Keita applies the touch in front of goal! 0-1 at the Olimpico!
35' Big Keita chance from a D'Ambrosio cross but he can't direct it beyond Olsen!
32' Shots for both. Handanovic keeps Zaniolo out while Olsen had no difficulties from Perisic's weak effort
31' Great through-ball from Brozovic to Icardi who was through for a one-on-one against Olsen but the Roma goalkeeper made the stop down low!
27' Schick knocks it back for Florenzi who was in space but his effort hit the post
25' Zaniolo fires a left-foot shot over the bar
23' Inter dangerous again. Asamoah plays it low across goal but Joao Mario can't get onto the end of it
20' D'Ambrosio whips in a great ball for Perisic who gets above Santon but his header goes over the bar
17' Olsen comes out of the area to get to the ball ahead of Keita
14' Handanovic makes a save from Florenzi's shot, Skriniar puts it out for a corner
11' Keita hits it hard with his right from 25 metres out. Olsen spills it but recovers before Icardi can tap in
9' Kolarov pulls one wide of Handanovic's goal from some way out
6' Another cross from Asamoah towards Icardi, Manolas slides in to put it behind
5' Asamoah plays it into the middle and Santon puts it behind for the Nerazzurri's first corner
3' Keita with a cross for Icardi at the far post. The Nerazzurri skipper hits it first-time with his right but it goes over!
1' Zaniolo with a dangerous cross but Handanovic reads it well to clear the danger
1' Rocchi bows his whistle and Roma vs. Inter kicks off! Forza Inter!!
1' All set at the Stadio Olimpico for this matchday 14 fixture in Serie A between Roma and Inter
Minutes Text commentary
50' It finishes 2-2 here at the Olimpico: Keita and Icardi both get on the scoresheet for the Nerazzurri, while goals from Under and Kolarov snatch a point for Roma
49' Brozovic has a go from outside the area but it's an easy take for Olsen
48' Rocchi sends Spalletti to the stands after his protests for a Roma free-kick
45' Five minutes of injury time added on
40' Politano cuts in on his left but his strike is blocked by well Juan Jesus
35' Spalletti makes a double change, with Vecino and Lautaro Martinez replacing Borja Valero and Perisic
34' Kolarov is shown a yellow card for a tough foul on Icardi
29' Handanovic guesses the right away but he can't keep out Kolarov's powerful penalty. Roma level once again
27' Rocchi awards Roma a penalty for a Brozovic hand-ball after assessing VAR
24' Roma make a change, with Kluivert replacing Santon
21' GOAL!! GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!! GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! A perfectly flighted set-piece from Brozovic is headed home by Mauro Icardi! GET IN!!!
20' Fantastic chance for Inter, with a strike from Perisic earning the Nerazzurri a corner!
17' Spalletti makes his first change, with Keita making way for Politano
13' Santon sticks it out for a corner following an effort from Borja Valero
12' A cross from Santon fails to find a teammate
6' Roma equalise through a thunderous strike from Under
5' Chance for Inter! Joao Mario wins the ball back and plays in Icardi, however, his shot is blocked by Santon
3' Asamoah is booked for a foul on Under
1' The second half is now underway!

Handanovic
5.62
5.62
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Icardi
6.39
6.39
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D'Ambrosio
6.25
6.25
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Brozovic
4.86
4.86
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Perisic
3.33
3.33
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Joao Mario
5.74
5.74
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Skriniar
6.32
6.32
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Valero
5.69
5.69
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Vecino
5.28
5.28
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Politano
5.45
5.45
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Martínez
5.18
5.18
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Asamoah
6.3
6.3
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de Vrij
6.26
6.26
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Balde
6.62
6.62
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5 shots on target 7
8 shots off target 4
10 fouls committed 15
5 corners 6
1 offsides 4
45% ball possession 55%

Over the last three seasons, Roma and Internazionale have shared two wins apiece and two draws.

Roma lost the last time they hosted Inter at the Olimpico (1-3 in August 2017), after they had remained unbeaten in the previous eight against them on home soil (W5 D3).

On the 15 previous occasions Roma and Inter have met in December, only one has ended level (1-1 in 1993).

Roma have scored more home goals than any other team in Serie A this season (16), while Inter have conceded only six away from home.

Inter have won seven of their last nine away games (L2), no Serie A side have a better record in this timeframe. However, one of those defeats came in their last game on the road, against Atalanta in Bergamo.

Seven of Roma’s last 10 goals in this campaign have been scored in the second half, while Inter have conceded eight out of 10 after the break.

Roma have averaged only one goal for every 3.9 shots on target this season, only Udinese have a worse ratio so far (one goal every 4.3 shots on target).

Roma striker Edin Dzeko has scored only two goals in his last 15 Serie A appearances, despite attempting 64 shots.

Inter’s Keita Balde, who scored a brace last weekend against Frosinone, also scored a brace last time he faced Roma (April 2017).

Inter’s Radja Nainggolan made 155 Serie A appearances in five seasons at Roma – he scored the last time he faced the Giallorossi, when he was at Cagliari in February 2013.

 

wins(28) draws(24) defeats(36)

ROME – It was a spectacle full of goals and emotions at the Stadio Olimpico as Inter and Roma drew 2-2 on matchday 14 of the Serie A TIM season. The Nerazzurri took the lead twice through Keita and then Icardi only to be pegged back by the Giallorossi, whose goals were scored by Under and then Kolarov from the penalty spot. Inter now have 29 points in the league and sit level with Napoli in second place (Ancelotti’s side have a game in hand against Atalanta).

Both teams looked to take the game to one another from the outset. After 11 minutes, Keita stung Olsen’s hands with an effort from close range, while three minutes later Handanovic was forced to beat away Florenzi’s effort. In the 20th minute, Perisic headed D’Ambrosio’s cross just over, before Joao Mario couldn’t quite get on the end of Asamoah’s cross three minutes later. Roma had a big chance after 26 minutes: Schick found Florenzi with a neat back-heel, with the latter then striking the post with a fierce right-footed shot.

Following this, it was Inter’s turn to have an effort at goal, but an outrushing Olsen made himself big to deny Icardi after an excellent ball by Brozovic. The action didn’t stop there in the first half at the Stadio Olimpico: Zaniolo couldn’t quite find the back of the net with an effort after 32 minutes before Olsen managed to keep out Keita’s close-range header three minutes later. Roma then appealed for a penalty as Zaniolo went down in the box under D’Ambrosio’s challenge, but nothing was given. Inter then took the lead after 37 minutes: Joao Mario played the ball to D'Ambrosio, whose inch-perfect cross was finished off by Keita – his third goal in two games. The hosts responded in the 40th minute as Kolarov attempted to find the back of the net with a free kick, but he was denied by Handanovic. 

The second half started with a swift equaliser for the hosts, with Under getting his side level in the 51st minute with a wicked left-footed strike. With the match then firmly in the balance, Nzonzi had an effort blocked by the body of Skriniar in the 55th minute. The Giallorossi continued pressing during this period of the game, with Spalletti responding by sending on Politano in place of Keita.

Inter scored their second in the 66th minute, with Brozovic playing in a perfectly flighted corner that was headed home by Mauro Icardi – his eighth goal this season. However, Inter’s lead only lasted a few minutes after the ball struck Brozovic’s arm in the 72nd minute and Rocchi awarded Roma a penalty after assessing VAR. Kolarov duly stepped up and struck a powerful left-footed penalty past the outstretched arms of Handanovic to make it 2-2.

Both teams looked for a potential winner during the final 15 minutes, however, neither could land the decisive blow. Spalletti tried to find inspiration by sending on Lautaro and Vecino for Perisic and Borja Valero, although neither could influence the final result. Politano did have a chance in the 85th minute with a shot that struck Juan Jesus, while Brozovic also tested Olsen from long-range. The final whistle was eventually blown after five minutes of injury time, with Roma drawing 2-2 with Inter after a hard-fought encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Nerazzurri are now set for yet another away encounter, as they prepare to take on Juventus in Turin on Friday 7 December.

#ForzaInter forever!


ROMA 2-2 INTER
Goalscorers: 37' Keita (I), 51' Under (R), 66' Icardi (I), 74' rig. Kolarov (R)

ROMA: 1 Olsen; 18 Santon (69' 34 Kluivert), 44 Manolas, 5 Juan Jesus, 11 Kolarov; 4 Cristante, 42 Nzonzi; 24 Florenzi, 22 Zaniolo (77' 8 Perotti), 17 Under (83' 27 Pastore); 14 Schick
Substitutes: 83 Mirante, 63 Fuzato, 3 Pellegrini, 15 Marcano, 53 Riccardi, 60 Celar
Coach: Eusebio Di Francesco

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 6 De Vrij, 18 Asamoah; 20 B. Valero (80' 8 Vecino),77 Brozovic; 11 Keita (62' 16 Politano), 15 J. Mario, 44 Perisic (80' 10 Lautaro); 9 Icardi
Substitutes27 Padelli, 2 Vrsaljko, 5 Gagliardini, 13 Ranocchia, 23 Miranda, 87 Candreva
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Asamoah (I), Kolarov (R)

Added time: 0' + 5'

Referee: Rocchi
Assistants: Preti, Costanzo
Fourth official: Di Bello
VAR operators: Fabbri, Valeriani

starting lineups

Olsen 1 1 Handanovic
Santon 18 33 D'Ambrosio
Manolas 44 37 Skriniar
Juan Jesus 5 6 de Vrij
Kolarov 11 18 Asamoah
Cristante 4 20 Valero
Nzonzi 42 77 Brozovic
Florenzi 24 44 Perisic
Zaniolo 22 15 Joao Mario
Under 17 11 Balde
Schick 14 9 Icardi

substitutes

Mirante 83 27 Padelli
Fuzato 63 2 Vrsaljko
Pellegrini Lu. 3 5 Gagliardini
Perotti 8 8 Vecino
Marcano 15 10 Martínez
Pastore 27 13 Ranocchia
Kluivert 34 16 Politano
Riccardi 53 23 Miranda
Celar 60 87 Candreva

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