Final score

3 April 2019 21:00

Genoa
0 - 4
Inter
35' (2nd half) Gagliardini
9' (2nd half) Perisic
40' Icardi (P)
15' Gagliardini
referee Maurizio Mariani / linesmen Vuoto, Tasso / 4th man Chiffi / assistants Di Bello, Liberti
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46' The half-time whistle goes after an authoritative Nerazzurri performance so far, with the visitors leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Gagliardini and Icardi! Genoa are down to 10 after Romero's red card
46' Nainggolan has a pop from just outside the area but it curls just wide of the post
45' One minute of injury time added on
40' GOAL! GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!! IC-AR-DI! The Nerazzurri No.9 makes no mistake in sending Radu the wrong way! 2-0!
40' Icardi steps up to take it
39' Penalty for Inter after Romero brings down Icardi and is shown a straight-red card!!
36' Zukanovic is the latest player to receive a yellow card
35' Perisic receives possession from Politano and shoots, yet Radu is on hand to make the save
34' Politano regains possession and plays in Nainggolan, whose pass for Icardi is blocked by opponent
31' Perisic is left hobbling after a late challenge from Pedro Pereira
27' Asamoah is booked for a foul on Sanabria
24' Zukanovic intercepts a teasing ball from Nainggolan and the Nerazzurri earn themselves yet another corner!!
20' What a chance for Icardi!! Thread through by Nainggolan, the Nerazzurri No.9 could only hit the post!!
17' Yet more Nerazzurri pressure, as Perisic meets a cross from Nainggolan and forces another save from Radu!
15' GOAL! GOOOAAALLLL!!! GOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! Gagliardini fires the Nerazzurri in front, finishing well after an Asamoah cross! 1-0!!
13' Lerager brings down Asamoah and receives the game's first yellow card
12' Inter ramp up the pressure with a double chance for Politano, although the Nerazzurri can't break the deadlock
11' Radu makes a save to keep out Nainggolan from outside the area
10' Another corner for Inter as a strike from Perisic deflects off Pedro Pereira
7' A shot from Sturaro is saved comfortably by Handanovic
6' Politano tries to find Icardi with a cross but the flag goes up for offside
3' Nainggolan tries to find Icardi but Zukanovic puts the ball out for a corner
1' Here we go! The home side get us underway. Forza Inter!
1' We're here at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris ahead of kick-off in Genoa vs. Inter on matchday 30 in Serie A TIM
Minutes Text commentary
45' The final whistle is blown on a fine evening's work for the Nerazzurri, who get back to winning ways with a 4-0 victory over Genoa. Gagliardini (x2), Icardi and Perisic all on the scoresheet
40' Inter cruising here in Liguria
35' GOAL! GOOOOAAAALLL!! GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!! And that's FOUR! Gagliardini seals his brace after heading just over the line from a Perisic corner!
34' Spalletti makes another change, with Keita coming on for Icardi
33' Radu does well to smother the ball at Icardi's feet
31' A left-sided cross deflects off Skriniar although Handanovic reacts well to make the save
29' Spallletti makes his second change, with Borja Valero replacing Politano who departs to a standing ovation from the Nerazzurri faithful
28' Radu on hand once again, flying across to keep out Politano. Corner for the Nerazzurri!
27' A superb save from Radu to keep out Nainggolan before Zukanovic clears
24' Politano tries to feed Icardi although it's just beyond the Nerazzurri No.9 and Radu comes out to claim
22' Pezzella's shot is deflected off D'Ambrosio and goes out for a corner
20' A change for either side, with Genoa sending on Bessa for Sturaro and Joao Mario replacing Brozovic
15' The Nerazzurri's control continues, yet with slightly less intensity after scoring their third
9' GOAL! GOOOOAAAALLLL!! GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!! Perisic makes it three after a superb through-ball from Icardi, topped off with a precise finish! 3-0!
8' Kouame hits a low drive that's well saved by Handanovic
5' Perisic and Icardi attempt some link-up play, although the referee brings it back for a Genoa goal-kick
2' Politano swings in a right-sided cross for Icardi, whose header goes wide
1' The second half has started here at the Marassi! Now time to build on that two-goal Nerazzurri!

Handanovic
6.93
6.93
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Icardi
7.27
7.27
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D'Ambrosio
6.25
6.25
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Brozovic
6.77
6.77
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Miranda
6.69
6.69
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Perisic
6.63
6.63
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Joao Mario
6.18
6.18
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Gagliardini
8.39
8.39
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Skriniar
6.81
6.81
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Valero
5.98
5.98
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Nainggolan
6.71
6.71
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Politano
7.55
7.55
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Asamoah
6.75
6.75
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Balde
5.76
5.76
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2 shots on target 7
3 shots off target 4
10 fouls committed 12
1 corners 6
1 offsides 3
23% ball possession 77%

In the last 11 Serie A games between Genoa and Inter, a home win for Inter has been alternated with a home win for Genoa (the Nerazzurri won 5-0 in the reverse fixture this season).

Genoa are unbeaten in their last four home games (W2 D2) and in the last two they have not conceded a goal: the last time they kept three home clean sheets in a row was in February 2016.

Genoa have lost two of their last three league games (W1): as many defeats as in their previous 10 (W3 D5).

Genoa have conceded the highest percentage of goals in the first half in Serie A this season (57%); while Inter have conceded the second fewest (32%), after Parma (30%)

11 of the last 13 Serie A goals conceded by Genoa have been from open play, after the Rossoblu had conceded five of their previous six from set piece situations.

Goran Pandev scored five goals in 46 Serie A appearances with Inter between 2009 and 2011; he has scored in each of his last two league games for Genoa against the Nerazzurri at the Ferraris (February 2018, May 2017).

Goran Pandev scored five goals in 46 Serie A appearances with Inter between 2009 and 2011; he has scored in each of his last two league games for Genoa against the Nerazzurri at the Ferraris (February 2018, May 2017).

Roberto Gagliardini scored his only Serie A brace in the 5-0 win in the reverse fixture against Genoa this season; against them, the Inter midfielder provided his very first assist in the top flight, for Atalanta (October 2016).

Mauro Icardi (122 goals) is one goal from reaching Christian Vieri (123) in 8th place as Inter's all-time top scorer in all competitions.

 

wins(17) draws(22) defeats(28)

GENOA - Inter tonight cruised to a 4-0 victory against Genoa at the Ferraris, solidifying their third-place position in Serie A. They now boast a four-point advantage ahead of Milan and are eight points in front Lazio and Atalanta, who both have a game in hand.

It was one-way throughout on Tuesday, with the Nerazzurri attacking relentlessly right from the off. Gagliardini was the main man in terms of goals, scoring twice similarly to this season’s earlier match against Genoa, with Icardi and Perisic also on the scoresheet. Politano was the immediate threat at the start of the match, initially playing in Perisic in the 11th minute, whose strike was deflected out for a corner. One minute later, Nainggolan also tried his luck with his right foot although this led to the first of many saves for Radu. Next up was Politano in the 13th minute, whose effort flew over. Nerazzurri pressure soon paid dividends in the 15th minute, and deservedly so. The opening goal stemmed from a left-sided cross from Asamoah, with Gagliardini putting Inter 1-0 up thanks a precise strike past Radu. Two minutes later, a header from Perisic forced a save from Radu, while Icardi then angled an effort off the woodwork in the 20th minute.

Genoa’s first real chance arrived just before the half-hour mark, yet Kouame couldn’t keep his header on target. This was followed by yet another chance for Perisic in the 35th minute, although the game’s key moment arrived four minutes later. This came when Icardi was brought down in the area by Romero in the penalty area, who was initially released by D’Ambrosio. With no doubts in his mind, Mariani awarded Inter a spot-kick and sent off the Rossoblu defender. Icardi stepped up to take it, making no mistake in sending Radu the wrong way. In what was Icardi’s 10th goal of the season, it was also his 123rd in an Inter shirt, duly matching Christian Vieri in eighth place in the Nerazzurri’s list of all-time list of top goalscorers. There was one late chance for Nainggolan just before the break, yet the half-time whistle was blown with Inter 2-0 up.

Inter looked to come forward after the break, but despite being a man down Genoa did manage to force Handanovic  to make his first real save of the game as he denied Pezzella after 52 minutes. The Nerazzurri then went up the other end and got their third goal of the match: Nainggolan made a superb challenge to win the ball back before Icardi, who had received the ball from Asamoah, played a lovely ball through to Perisic, who slotted past the goalkeeper with his right foot. Inter were in full control and came close to making it 4-0 after 72 minutes through Nainggolan, but Genoa’s goalkeeper was there to make the save after the Belgian midfielder had combined well with Politano. The Italian then nearly found the back of the net himself prior to being replaced by Borja Valero, but Radu dived to his left to keep out his sweet strike. 15 minutes before the end, Genoa had their biggest chance of the game: Bessa looked to pick out Kouame in the six-yard box, but Handanovic got down low to make the save. In the 82nd minute, Inter got their fourth of the match: Gagliardini headed home Perisic’s corner to put the icing on the cake for Spalletti’s men.

A fantastic, fully deserved and very important victory for Inter, who now sit on 56 points as they look to secure Champions League qualification. Their next match is just around the corner: on Sunday at 18:00 CEST, they’ll face Atalanta at San Siro. The momentum gained from this match will hopefully push the team on in this game too.

#ForzaInter forever!

GENOA 0-4 INTER

Goalscorers: 15' Gagliardini, 40' Icardi (pen.), 54' Perisic, 81' Gagliardini

GENOA: 97 Radu; 32 Pedro Pereira, 17 Romero, 87 Zukanovic, 13 Pezzella; 8 Lerager, 21 Radovanovic (81' 15 Mazzitelli), 18 Rolon; 27 Sturaro (65' 24 Bessa); 11 Kouame, 9 Sanabria  (41' 14 Biraschi).
Subs: 1 Marchetti, 93 Jandrei, 3 Gunter, 10 Lapadula, 19 Pandev, 22 Lazovic, 33 Lakicevic, 39 Favilli, 44 Miguel Veloso.
Coach: Cesare Prandelli

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio, 37 Skriniar, 23 Miranda, 18 Asamoah; 5 Gagliardini, 77 Brozovic (65' 15 Joao Mario); 16 Politano (74' 20 Borja Valero), 14 Nainggolan, 44 Perisic; 9 Icardi (80' 11 Keita Balde).
Subs: 27 Padelli, 8 Vecino, 13 Ranocchia, 21 Cedric, 29 Dalbert, 61 Colidio, 74 Salcedo, 87  Candreva.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Bookings: Lerager (G), Asamoah (I), Zukanovic (G)
Red card: Romero (G) al 39'
Added time: 2' + 0'

Referee: Mariani
Assistants: Vuoto, Tasso
Fourth official: Chiffi
VAR officials: Di Bello, Liberti

starting lineups

Radu 97 1 Handanovic
Pedro Pereira 32 33 D'Ambrosio
Romero 17 37 Skriniar
Zukanovic 87 23 Miranda
Pezzella 13 18 Asamoah
Lerager 8 5 Gagliardini
Radovanovic 21 77 Brozovic
Rolon 18 16 Politano
Sturaro 27 14 Nainggolan
Kouame 11 44 Perisic
Sanabria 9 9 Icardi

substitutes

Marchetti 1 27 Padelli
Jandrei 93 13 Ranocchia
Gunter 3 21 Soares
Biraschi 14 29 Dalbert
Lakicevic 33 8 Vecino
Mazzitelli 15 15 Joao Mario
Lazovic 22 20 Valero
Bessa 24 11 Balde
Veloso 44 61 Colidio
Lapadula 10 74 Salcedo
Pandev 19 87 Candreva
Favilli 39

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