Final score

14 February 2019 18:55

Rapid Vienna
0 - 1
Inter
39' Martínez (P)
referee Tobias Stieler / linesmen M. Picket, C. Gittelmann / 4th man M. Borsch / assistants T. Welz, C. Dingert
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Minutes Text commentary
48' It's half-time at the Allianz Stadion: Inter are 1-0 ahead thanks to Lautaro Martinez's penalty
45' Three minutes have been added on
45' El Toro goes close twice following a Nerazzurri corner: Strebinger saves the first before the Argentine striker hits the side netting with the follow-up
44' Another chance for the Nerazzurri as Lautaro plays the ball to Nainggolan, but the latter looks to find a teammate instead of shooting and the chance goes begging!
39' GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL! El Toro makes no mistake from the spot to give Inter the lead! 1-0!
38' Lautaro Martinez is fouled in the area by Thurnwald: Inter have a penalty!
37' Perisic looks for Lautaro in the area, but nothing comes of it
33' Play is stopped after an aerial duel between De Vrij and Sonnleitner leaves the latter lying on the floor injured
30' Sonnleitner gets to Asamoah's cross first and heads the ball away
26' Rapid Vienna's defence get in the way of Nainggolan's strike
22' Asamoah tries to find Perisic deep in Rapid Viena's half, but Sonnleitner manages to deal with it
20' The match is even at the moment, but Inter are looking to take the game to the hosts
15' Perisic fires the resulting free kick over the bar
14' Nainggolan is brought down by Sonnleitner as he charges towards the penalty area. The Austrian is booked for the foul
14' A good chance for Lautaro Martinez, who gets behind Rapid Vienna's defence, but he's closed down well by the outrushing Stebinger and can't get a shot away
12' Borja Valero tries to play the ball over the top to Politano, but it's too long for the Italian winger. It's a throw-in for the home side deep in their half
9' Politano crosses the ball in but Rapid Vienna manage to get it clear
8' Asamoah's ball finds Nainggolan in the area, but the Belgian is unable to get a shot away
2' Inter look to come forward early on: Politano fires wide after good play by Cedric
1' The Nerazzurri get the ball rolling as Rapid Vienna vs. Inter kicks off
1' Prior to kick-off, the stadium remembers the late Emiliano Sala
1' Luciano Spalletti's team are back in European action tonight. They're in Vienna to play their first-leg match against Rapid Vienna at the Round of 32 stage of the UEFA Europa League
Minutes Text commentary
49' The final whistle is blown at the Allianz Stadion. The Nerazzurri win their second consecutive game as Lautaro Martinez scores the decisive goal once again. The teams will meet each other again in seven days to play the return leg at the Meazza!
47' Ivan tries one from distance, but that's not troubling Handanovic
45' There will be four minutes of added time
43' The referee pulls out yet another yellow, this time for Candreva
40' D'Ambrosio is given a yellow card
40' Borja Valero volleys the ball towards goal, but it's too weak to cause Strebinger problems
39' Potzmann is next player to be booked after a foul on Lautaro Martinez
38' Spalletti turns to his bench for the second time: D'Ambrosio is on for Nainggolan
37' Cedric enters the referee's notebook after fouling Ivan
34' Candreva looks to find Perisic at the far post, but Strebinger gets to the ball
32' Spalletti makes his first change: Politano is replaced by Candreva
29' Perisic beats two players and picks out Nainggolan, but the Belgian midfielder shoots wide!
27' Strebinger deals with Perisic's cross-cum-shot
26' Rapid are trying to increase the tempo here as another cross ends up in Handanovic's arms
21' Handanovic produces a great save from Knasmullner's close-range strike following Berisha's cross
19' The home side make another change: former Inter Primavera player Knasmullner comes on for Grahovac
17' Ivan's left-footed strike travels through the penalty area and ends up out of play for an Inter throw-in
16' Lautaro Martinez is also booked
16' Vecino meets Politano's cross but can't find the back of the net. Great chance for Inter!
15' Berisha goes in hard on Asamoah and receives a yellow card
14' The ball ends up at Politano's feet following Cedric's dangerous cross, but Potzmann gets his body in the way
12' Schwab crosses it in, but Handanovic easily claims
8' Rapid Vienna make a change: Schobesberger is on in Thurnwald's place
7' A late challenge by Hofmann on Lautaro Martinez results in a yellow card for the Rapid Vienna man
1' The second half begins with the same 22 players on the pitch that started the match. Forza Inter!

Handanovic
7.06
7.06
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D'Ambrosio
5.27
5.27
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Miranda
6.11
6.11
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Perisic
5.45
5.45
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Candreva
5.01
5.01
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Valero
5.67
5.67
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Vecino
5.31
5.31
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Nainggolan
5.4
5.4
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Politano
4.86
4.86
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Martínez
7.17
7.17
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Asamoah
5.55
5.55
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de Vrij
6.93
6.93
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Soares
5.83
5.83
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2 shots on target 3
0 shots off target 7
13 fouls committed 10
3 corners 3
2 offsides 0
37% ball possession 63%

Rapid Vienna and Inter Milan’s only previous encounter in European competition came in the 1990/91 UEFA Cup first round. Inter won 4-3 on aggregate despite losing 2-1 in Vienna in the first-leg – Jürgen Klinsmann scored the decisive goal in the second-leg (3-1 after extra-time).

Rapid Vienna have won none of their last nine games in European competition against Italian sides (D3 L6). In fact, their last such victory came in the UEFA Cup in September 1990 and it was against Inter Milan (2-1).

Rapid Vienna were one of three teams not to concede a single goal at home in this season’s Europa League group stages, along with Fenerbahce and Slavia Prague.

Mauro Icardi scored four of Inter Milan’s six goals in this season’s Champions League group stages. All four of those strikes were from the 60th minute onwards.

 

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

VIENNA – Mission accomplished. Inter beat Rapid Vienna 1-0 in their first-leg clash at the Round of 32 stage of the Europa League, a positive result to take home ahead of the second leg in Milan on 21 February. As was the case against Parma, Lautaro Martinez scored the decisive goal: his penalty at the end of the first half proved to be the only goal of the game.

Prior to the match kicking off, there was a minute’s silence to commemorate the late Emiliano Sala. When the action got going, Inter threatened as early as the second minute, but Politano fired just wide following good play by Cedric. In the 14th minute, Vecino found Lautaro deep in Rapid Vienna’s half, but El Toro slipped at the vital moment and couldn’t get a shot away under pressure from the outrushing Strebinger. Moments later, Perisic tried his luck from a free kick at the edge of the area, but the ball went over the bar.  The Nerazzurri were controlling things midway through the first half but were also struggling to create any real chances. In the 33rd minute, play was momentarily stopped as an aerial duel between De Vrij and Sonnleiter left the latter lying on the floor. After 38 minutes, Inter were awarded a penalty after Lautaro was brought down by Thurnwald in the box. The same player stepped up and calmly converted to make it 1-0 to the Nerazzurri.  Spalletti’s men continued to press and nearly doubled their lead shortly before half-time, but the Austrian side’s goalkeeper managed to keep out Lautaro’s acrobatic effort following Cedric’s corner.

The teams returned unchanged for the second half. In the 59th minute, Politano hit a powerful left-foot strike following some confusion in the box but Potzmann closed him down enough to block at the expense of a corner. Not long later, Politano crossed from the left for Vecino who get there first but he couldn’t keep his header down. After an hour of play, Rapid caused problems for the first time. In the 62nd minute, Ivan fired some way wide while in the 65th minute, Handanovic made a great stop to deny the substitute Knasmullner from close range. Inter were on the attack again in the 74th minute when Perisic burst down the left before squaring it for Nainggolan who couldn’t keep his first-time effort on target. At the end, Spalletti brought Candreva and then D’Ambrosio on for Politano and Nainggolan with the Nerazzurri managing the lead in the final minutes. The match between Rapid Vienna and Inter therefore finished 0-1 thanks to Lautaro Martinez’s penalty.

Focus turns straight back to the league with Sampdoria visiting San Siro at 18:00 CET on Sunday. The Austrians will then head to Milan in a week and tickets are on sale here.

#ForzaInter!

RAPID VIENNA 0-1 INTER

Goals: 39' pen. Lautaro (I)

RAPID VIENNA: 1 Strebinger; 19 Potzmann, 6 Sonnleitner, 20 Hofmann, 5 Bolingoli; 14 Grahovac (64' 28 Knasmullner), 39 Ljubicic; 23 Thurnwald (53' 7 Schobesberger), 8 Schwab, 97 Ivan; 9 Berisha (82' 10 Murg)

Substitutes: 21 Knoflach, 3 Muldur, 15 Martic, 24 Auer

Coach: Dietmar Kuhbauer

 

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Cedric, 6 De Vrij, 23 Miranda, 18 Asamoah; 20 Borja Valero, 8 Vecino; 16 Politano (78' 87 Candreva), 14 Nainggolan (83' 33 D'Ambrosio), 44 Perisic; 10 Lautaro

Subsitutes: 27 Padelli, 13 Ranocchia, 60 Schirò, 64 Nolan, 65 Roric

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

 

Bookings: Sonnleitner (R), Hofmann (R), Berisha (R), Lautaro (I), Cedric (I), Potzmann (R), D'Ambrosio (I), Candreva (I)

Stoppage Time: 3' + 4'

Referee: Tobias Stieler

Assistant Referees: Mike Pickel, Christian Gittelmann

Additional Assistant Referees: Tobias Welz, Christian Dingert

Fourth Official: Mark Borsch

 

 

starting lineups

Strebinger 1 1 Handanovic
Potzmann 19 21 Soares
Sonnleitner 6 6 de Vrij
Hofmann 20 23 Miranda
Bolingoli 5 18 Asamoah
Grahovac 14 8 Vecino
Ljubicic 39 20 Valero
Thurnwald 23 16 Politano
Schwab 8 14 Nainggolan
Ivan 97 44 Perisic
Berisha 9 10 Martínez

substitutes

Knoflach 21 27 Padelli
Muldur 3 13 Ranocchia
Schobesberger 7 33 D'Ambrosio
Murg 10 60 Schiro'
Martic 15 64 Nolan
Auer 24 65 Roric
Knasmullner 28 87 Candreva

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