Final score

19 January 2019 20:30

Inter
0 - 0
Sassuolo
referee Luca Pairetto / linesmen De Meo, Marrazzo / 4th man Fourneau / assistants Banti, Vivenzi
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Minutes Text commentary
46' The last action of the first half sees Peluso knock Perisic's cross out of play. It's 0-0 at half-time
45' One minute has been added on
42' Perisic can't take full advantage of being in a great position deep in Sassuolo's half following Brozovic's great through ball
39' Vecino's shoots with his left foot after confusion in Sassuolo's backline. Consigli manages to save it, however
35' The Nerazzurri are now increasing the tempo: Consigli puts Joao Mario's cross out for a corner
32' Sensi is booked for a foul on Brozovic
31' A great save from Consigli denies Politano from close range following Perisic's cross. Corner for the Nerazzurri
29' Berardi's free kick sails over the bar
27' Great chance for Perisic following D'Ambrosio's ball over the top, but the Croatian can only fire wide
24' Another effort from Sassuolo, but Berardi can't find the back of the net from the edge of the area
20' Handanovic gets in the way of Boateng's shot
19' Berardi's left-footed strike is easily saved by Handanovic
17' The Nerazzurri respond through Vecino, but his header goes over
14' A chance for Sassuolo: a ricochet falls kindly to Locatelli, who then fires wide with his right foot
10' The two sides are looking to figure each other out. Both are being aggressive and not allowing each other space
5' Berardi's shot from distance is well off target
1' Inter come forward straight away: Vecino's cross from the right is collected by Consigli
1' The away side get the ball rolling. Forza Inter!
1' The Serie A is back and Inter are set to play their first match of 2019. The Nerazzurri are facing Sassuolo at San Siro on matchday 20 of the Serie A season
Minutes Text commentary
48' Brozovic's corner is headed towards goal by Lautaro, but Consigli makes the save
47' Peluso is booked for a foul on Icardi
46' Handanovic makes a great stop and then Skriniar makes a superb sliding block to save the Nerazzurri
45' There will be three minutes of added time
43' Sassuolo go close: Boateng attempts an acrobatic effort but can't connect with the ball following Boga's cross across the face of the goal
40' Five minutes to go here, and the score is still 0-0
38' El Toro heads towards goal following D'Ambrosio's cross, but it's too close to Consigli, who makes a comfortable save
36' Spalletti makes a double change: Lautaro Martinez and Borja Valero come on for Politano and Vecino
34' Politano accelerates down the right flank but can't find Icardi in the area. A great chance for Inter is wasted!
31' Sensi is forced to leave the pitch due to an injury. Magnanelli is on in his place
28' Duncan is replaced by Bourabia for Sassuolo
25' Icardi's header from D'Ambrosio's cross goes well wide
20' Handanovic looks assured as he gets to Lirola's cross
17' Sassuolo also make a substitution: Boga comes on for Djuricic
15' Berardi's right-footed strike goes well over. Spalletti turns to his bench for the first time: Nainggolan is on for Joao Mario
11' Consigli's clearance falls to Brozovic, who then tries to lob the Sassuolo goalkeeper from a long way out. The ball goes out for a goal kick
10' Handanovic produces a great save to keep out Boeteng's header from close range
9' D'Ambrosio heads Brozovic's free kick wide, but the offside flag was up anyway
7' Politano goes on a mazy run but is pulled back by Rogerio. Sassuolo's full-back is booked
5' Brozovic is booked for a foul on Rogerio
3' Indecision at the back from Consigli and Peluso almost leads to the latter scoring an own goal.
1' Inter go on the attack straight away, but nobody is on hand to finish off Joao Mario's dangerous cross
1' The second half begins with the same 22 players who started the match on the pitch

Handanovic
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Icardi
3.25
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D'Ambrosio
4.18
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Brozovic
4.4
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Perisic
3.12
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Joao Mario
4.37
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Skriniar
5.86
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Valero
4.67
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Vecino
3.73
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Nainggolan
3.24
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Politano
5.77
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Martínez
5.84
5.84
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Asamoah
4.37
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de Vrij
5.59
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4 shots on target 5
6 shots off target 7
16 fouls committed 16
11 corners 0
3 offsides 1
58% ball possession 42%

Inter have won four Serie A matches against Sassuolo, two of them by a 7-0 scoreline: those are two of Sassuolo’s three heaviest defeats in the competition.

Inter have won 1-0 in three of their last four Serie A games, drawing the remaining one against Chievo.

Sassuolo have only won one of their last eight Serie A matches (against Frosinone in December), drawing four and losing three.

Inter have scored the most goals from crosses in Serie A this season (10).

Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi has scored four goals in his last six Serie A meetings against Inter, including the last two (both winning goals).

Inter’s Matteo Politano (96 Serie A apps and 20 goals with Sassuolo), has scored two goals and delivered three assists in 19 games played so far. He had three goals and three assists in his first 17 league appearances with Sassuolo last term.

 

wins(2) draws(1) defeats(3)

MILAN - The match between Inter and Sassuolo finished goalless. There were a number of saves from both goalkeepers at the match in front of 11,000 children at San Siro that was adorned with banners from the BUU - Brothers Universally United anti-discrimination campaign. Despite all the chances, stalemate won out. The point sees the Nerazzurri remain third in the table, on 40 points from 20 games.

The match was lively from the opening exchanges with the visitors showing a positive attitude. Five minutes in, Berardi fired wide from about 20 metres out. There was a big chance for Sassuolo in the 14th minute. The ball was played forward by Duncan, knocked on by Boateng who played in Locatelli who was all alone against Handanovic who managed the close down the angle and force him to shoot wide. Inter responded three minutes later. Politano burst away on the right, Brozovic played in a floated cross and Vecino fired just over. In the 19th and 20th minutes, Sassuolo forced Handanovic into making two saves. First, he saved down the middle from Berardi before making a diving stop from Boateng’s right-foot effort. Berardi went close again in the 34th minute when his left-footed shot narrowly missed the corner. After getting through the pressure applied by Sassuolo, Inter got back onto the front foot. In the 31st minute, a low Perisic cross was redirected towards goal by Politano but Consigli made a great stop to put it behind for a corner. The final chance of the half also fell for Spalletti’s men. After a quick throw, Vecino got onto a loose ball in the box and called Consigli into action with his left-footed shot. Despite all the drama, the sides went back to the changing rooms with the score still 0-0.

The second half started with no changes at the break. In the 55th minute, Sassuolo went close as Handanovic was forced to produce a great save to keep out Boateng’s header following Berardi’s cross. Spalletti then looked to shake things up, bringing on Nainggolan in Joao Mario’s place. In the 71st minute, a slick Nerazzurri move saw D’Ambrosio cross the ball in from the right towards Icardi, but the captain’s header was well off target. The match remained an even contest, with neither side being able to find the back of the net. Spalletti therefore decided to bring on Lautaro and Borja Valero for Politano and Vecino to try to break the deadlock. El Toro was immediately involved in the action, but his 83rd-minute header from D’Ambrosio’s cross was too close to Consigli. The away side then came forward as the match came to a close: Boga (who had come on for Djuricic) played a dangerous ball across the Inter box, but Boateng was unable to convert it. There were also chances in stoppage time: both Handanovic and Skriniar were on hand to block efforts heading towards Inter’s goal as the Nerazzurri tried to scramble the ball clear. Finally, Brozovic's corner was headed towards goal by Lautaro, but Consigli was there to make the save.

Inter’s attention will now turn to the next Serie A match: on Sunday 27 January at 18:00 CET, Luciano Spalletti’s men will face Torino away from home.

#ForzaInter forever!

 

INTER 0-0 SASSUOLO

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 6 De Vrij, 37 Skriniar, 18 Asamoah; 8 Vecino (82' , 20 Borja Valero), 77 Brozovic, 15 Joao Mario (60' 14 Nainggolan); 16 Politano (82' 10 Lautaro), 9 Icardi, 44 Perisic

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 2 Vrsaljko, 5 Gagliardini, 13 Ranocchia, 23 Miranda, 29 Dalbert, 87 Candreva

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

SASSUOLO: 47 Consigli; 21 Lirola, 23 Magnani, 13 Peluso, 6 Rogerio; 73 Locatelli, 12 Sensi (76' 4 Magnanelli), 32 Duncan (73' 68 Bourabia); 25 Berardi, 27 Boateng, 9 Djuricic (62' 20 Boga)

Substitutes: 28 Satalino, 79 Pegolo, 5 Lemos, 10 Matri, 30 Babacar, 31 Ferrari, 39 Dell'Orco, 98 Adjapong, 99 Brignola

Coach: Roberto De Zerbi

Bookings: Sensi (S), Brozovic (I), Rogerio (S), Peluso (S)

Added time: 1' + 3'

Referee: Pairetto

Assistants: De Meo, Marrazzo

Fourth official: Fourneau

VAR officials: Banti, Vivenzi

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 47 Consigli
D'Ambrosio 33 21 Lirola
de Vrij 6 23 Magnani
Skriniar 37 13 Peluso
Asamoah 18 6 Rogerio
Vecino 8 12 Sensi
Brozovic 77 73 Locatelli
Joao Mario 15 32 Duncan
Politano 16 25 Berardi
Icardi 9 27 Boateng
Perisic 44 9 Djuricic

substitutes

Padelli 27 28 Satalino
Vrsaljko 2 79 Pegolo
Gagliardini 5 4 Magnanelli
Martínez 10 5 Lemos
Ranocchia 13 10 Matri
Nainggolan 14 20 Boga
Valero 20 30 Babacar
Miranda 23 31 Ferrari
Dalbert 29 39 Dell'Orco
Candreva 87 68 Bourabia
98 Adjapong
99 Brignola

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