Final score

13 January 2019 18:00

Inter
49' (2nd half) Candreva
22' (2nd half) Martínez
3' (2nd half) Martínez
46' Dalbert
7' Candreva
3' Icardi (P)
6 - 2
Benevento
29' (2nd half) Bandinelli
13' (2nd half) Insigne
referee Antonio Giua / linesmen Caliari, Lombardi / 4th man Maggioni / assistants Aureliano, Paganessi
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46' The first half is over at San Siro: Inter are 3-0 ahead thanks to Icardi's penalty and goals from Candreva and Dalbert
46' GOOALLLLLLLLL, a lovely weighted ball from Perisic is finished off by Dalbert!
45' One minute has been added on here
43' Perisic's strike from an Inter corner is well off target
42' Padelli produces a good save to deny Insigne
39' Montipò does well to hold on to Candreva's strike from distance
35' Wonderful block from Dalbert, who stops Roberto Insigne reducing the arrears
30' Half an hour has gone at San Siro with the Nerazzurri leading by two thanks to goals from Icardi and Candreva
27' Icardi plays the ball to Perisic but then unintentionally blocks the Croatian's strike in an offside position
23' A strike from Improta goes over the bar
19' Gagliardini enters the referee's notebook for a foul on Roberto Insigne
15' Letizia's shot from distance is too weak to beat Padelli
12' Vrsaljko is booked following a foul on Roberto Insigne
7' GOAAAAALLLLLLL Candreva doubles Inter's lead after Icardi hit the post!
7' ICARDI hits the post from a Brozovic corner!
5' Padelli produces a great save to deny Tello
3' GOOOOAAAALLL, Icardi makes no mistake from the spot!
2' Penalty to Inter following a foul on Candreva
1' Benevento get the ball rolling. Come on Inter, forza!
1' The two teams enter the pitch: kick-off is seconds away!
1' Inter are set to face Benevento at the Round of 16 stage of the Coppa Itaia behind closed doors: we're all ready at San Siro!
Minutes Text commentary
50' Full-time! Inter progress to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, where they'll face Lazio. A draw will be held on Tuesday to determine whether the match will take place at San Siro or the Olimpico
49' GOOOOOAAAALLLLL! Candreva scores a superb individual goal to make it 6-2!
48' Montipò beats away Candreva's strike
45' Four minutes have been added on
45' Padelli needs two attempts to keep out Roberto Insigne's shot
41' Lautaro tries to score with an acrobatic effort following a lovely Nerazzurri move, but he doesn't connect with the ball properly
40' Sanogo comes on for Bonaiuto as the visitors make their last change
38' Spalletti turns to his bench for the last time: Brozovic is replaced by Joao Mario
37' No Inter player can put the ball into the back of the net following balls into the box from Politano and Borja Valero
35' Inter are trying to close out this match, with the Nerazzurri keeping the ball well
29' Coda is replaced by Federico Ricci for Benevento
29' Benevento get a goal back as a Bandinelli header beats Padelli
23' Inter make a substitution: Borja Valero takes Perisic's place on the pitch
23' Montipò is booked for dissent
23' The goal is given after a VAR review
22' GOOOALLLL, El Toro scores again to make it 5-1!
19' Perisic earns a corner for Inter
15' Politano's strike from outside the area is off target
13' Goal for Benevento. Roberto Insigne fires home a free kick to reduce the arrears
11' Lautaro Martinez's cross-cum-shot hits the side netting
7' Padelli tips Roberto Insigne's strike over the bar. Corner to Benevento
3' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL! Lautaro Martinez heads home Perisic's left-wing cross
2' Perisic's cross-cum-shot is saved by Montipò
2' Padelli makes a comfortable save to deny Buonaiuto
1' The second half begins with Inter having made a change at the break: Politano is on for Icardi

Ranocchia
6.55
6.55
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Icardi
6.39
6.39
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Brozovic
5.89
5.89
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Perisic
5.76
5.76
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Candreva
7.44
7.44
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Joao Mario
6.17
6.17
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Gagliardini
5.4
5.4
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Padelli
6.54
6.54
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Skriniar
6.93
6.93
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Valero
6.15
6.15
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Dalbert
6.89
6.89
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Politano
6.2
6.2
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Martínez
7.75
7.75
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Vrsaljko
5.34
5.34
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Average rating 6.39 SEND RATINGS
8 shots on target 10
6 shots off target 6
15 fouls committed 8
6 corners 8
1 offsides 1
63% ball possession 37%
wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

MILAN – Inter began the new year in the best possible way, with Spalletti’s side defeating Benevento 6-2 at the round of 16 stage of the Coppa Italia despite the surreal environment the match was played in. Lautaro and Candreva both scored a double apiece, with Icardi (penalty) and Dalbert also getting on the scoresheet. The Nerazzurri have thus progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition, where they’ll play Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio.

The game started in a lively fashion to say the least. After just two minutes, Antei brought down Candreva in the penalty area, with the referee subsequently pointing to the penalty spot. Icardi stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to give the Nerazzurri an early lead. Benevento reacted well as Tello saw his close-range strike saved by Padelli in Inter’s goal. In the 7th minute, Inter doubled their lead: Icardi hit the post from Brozovic’s corner, but Candreva was on hand to fire home with a low effort into the corner. Despite Inter being two goals to the good, the away side didn’t lose hope: after 22 minutes, Improta’s right-footed shot from the edge of the area went just over. Inter then came close in the 27th minute, but Perisic’s strike with his right foot was unintentionally blocked by Icardi inches from Benevento’s goal. In the 35th minute, Dalbert threw himself of Insigne’s effort to preserve the Nerazzurri’s lead, before Benevento’s no.19 then tested Padelli with a left-footed shot. Inter then scored their third goal just before half-time: Dalbert latched onto Perisic’s lovely ball and fired home powerfully with his left foot, the Brazilian’s first goal for the club. The teams therefore went into the break with Inter 3-0 ahead.

The Nerazzurri began the second half in the same way they ended the first one: Perisic’s cross was headed into the back of the net by Lautaro Martinez to make it 4-0. Benevento reduced the arrears in the 58th minute as Insigne scored directly from a free kick with his left foot. Nevertheless, Inter responded well, with Politano (who had come on at half-time for Mauro Icardi) narrowly missing the target with a vicious strike. Inter did manage to get a fifth not long after, however, with Lautaro getting his second of the evening following good play by Candreva and Perisic. The team from Campania didn’t lose their fighting spirit and hit back in the 74th minute as Bandinelli headed home Improta’s cross. In the final stages, Inter came close once again through both Borja Valero (who had replaced Perisic) and Lautaro before their final goal came. This was a superb individual goal from Candreva and the icing on the cake for the Nerazzurri.

Now it’s time to think about the league: Sassuolo will be the visitors to Milan on Saturday evening as the Nerazzurri return to league action.

#ForzaInter forever!

INTER 6-2 BENEVENTO
Goalscorers: 3' (pen) Icardi (I), 7' Candreva (I), 45’+1 Dalbert (I), 48' Lautaro (I), 58' Insigne (B), 67' Lautaro (I), 74' Bandinelli (B), 94' Candreva (I)

INTER: 27 Padelli; 2 Vrsaljko, 37 Skriniar, 13 Ranocchia, 29 Dalbert; 87 Candreva, 5 Gagliardini, 77 Brozovic (83' 15 Joao Mario), 44 Perisic (68' 20 Borja Valero); 10 Lautaro, 9 Icardi (46' 16 Politano)
Substitutes: 1 Handanovic, 46 Berni, 6 De Vrij, 8 Vecino, 11 Keita, 14 Nainggolan, 18 Asamoah, 23 Miranda, 33 D'Ambrosio
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

BENEVENTO: 12 Montipò; 13 Tuia (83' 6 Billong), 5 Antei, 7 Di Chiara; 3 Letizia, 25 Bandinelli, 8 Tello,17 Bonaiuto (85' 31 Sanogo), 16 Improta; 19 Insigne, 9 Coda (75' 27 Ricci)
Substitutes: 22 Gori, 2 Sparandeo, 4 Del Pinto, 11 Maggio, 15 Costa, 18 Gyamfi, 24 Cuccurullo, 32 Zagari, 33 Armenteros
Coach: Cristian Bucchi

Bookings: Vrsaljko (I), Gagliardini (I), Tuia (B)

Added time: 1' + 4'

Referee: Giua
Assistants: Caliari, Lombardi
Fourth official: Maggioni
VAR officials: Aureliano, Paganessi

starting lineups

Padelli 27 12 Montipò
Vrsaljko 2 3 Letizia
Ranocchia 13 5 Antei
Skriniar 37 7 Di Chiara
Dalbert 29 8 Tello
Candreva 87 9 Coda
Gagliardini 5 13 Tuia
Brozovic 77 16 Improta
Perisic 44 17 Bonaiuto
Martínez 10 19 Insigne
Icardi 9 25 Bandinelli

substitutes

Handanovic 1 22 Gori
Berni 46 2 Sparandeo
de Vrij 6 4 Del Pinto
Vecino 8 6 Billong
Balde 11 11 Maggio
Nainggolan 14 15 Costa
Joao Mario 15 18 Gyamfi
Politano 16 24 Cuccurullo
Asamoah 18 27 Ricci
Valero 20 31 Sanogo
Miranda 23 32 Zagari
D'Ambrosio 33 33 Armenteros

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