Final score

21 February 2019 21:00

Inter
43' (2nd half) Politano
35' (2nd half) Perisic
19' Ranocchia
11' Vecino
4 - 0
Rapid Vienna
referee Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias / linesmen Barbossa Tavares R. L., Santos Soares P. A. / 4th man Campos Rodrigues B. M. / assistants Lopes Martins T. B, Silva Pinheiro J.P.
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Minutes Text commentary
45' The referee blows the half-time whistle: the Vecino and Ranocchia goals mean that Nerazzurri are two up on the night and 3-0 ahead on aggregate
41' Candreva fires off target with the goal gaping after Strebinger spilled Perisic's strike
36' Perisic gets involved in the action once more! His cross comes off Potzmann, resulting in an easy claim for Strebinger
33' Perisic accelerates down the left and sees his cross-cum-shot saved by Strebinger
32' Great defending from Ronocchia, who draws a foul from Bolingoli
27' Brozovic shoots over the bar after he was found by Perisic
23' A mistake from Ranocchia presents Pavlovic with a great chance for Rapid, but fortunately he can't find the back of the net
19' GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! Ranocchia scores a fantastic volley to double the Nerazzurri's lead!
17' Hofmann receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Lautaro Martinez
13' Asamoah is booked for a heavy challenge
11' GGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL, Inter are ahead! Vecino fires home after Perisic's cross caused havoc in Rapid Vienna's box!
6' Candreva controls the ball in the area and aims to pick out Perisic, but Inter's number 44 is flagged offside
4' Knasmüllner meets Bolingoli's cross from the left but can only head it over
1' The match kicks off at the Meazza: forza Inter!
1' It's another European night for Luciano Spalletti's Inter, who are playing Rapid Vienna in the second leg of their Round of 32 Europa League tie. Following a 1-0 win in the first leg, the Nerazzurri will be aiming to progress in the competition tonight!
Minutes Text commentary
47' The final whistle is blown at the Meazza! Inter record a comfortable 4-0 win thanks to goals from Vecino, Ranocchia, Perisic and Politano to progress to the Round of 16 stage of the Europa League
45' Two minutes have been added on at San Siro
45' Nainggolan goes for a spectacular volley after being teed up by Politano. It's wide, however
43' GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL, Politano finds the back of the net after lovely combination play between Nainggolan, Perisic and the Italian! 4-0!
35' GOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL, Perisic beats the offside trap, rounds the goalkeeper and finishes off Candreva's through ball with a lovely dinked finish!
34' Schobesberger charges towards Inter's goal and is blocked illegally by Ranocchia, who is subsequently booked
32' Milan Skriniar receives a standing ovation as he leaves the pitch to make way for Miranda
32' Borja Valero has a go with hias right foot after great play by Candreva, but the ball sails over the bar!
30' Rapid Vienna make their last change: Schobesberger is on for Bolingoli
27' Handanovic comfortably saves Ljubicic's shot
24' Perisic glides past an opposition player but pulls his shot wide of the far post
23' Cedric looks to pick out Perisic with a cross, but the Austrian side's defence does enough to put the ball behind for a corner
21' Inter make their second substitution: Politano takes Lautaro Martinez's place
19' Rapid Vienna make a double change: Schwab and Müldür come on for Knasmüllner and Ivan
16' Spalletti turns to his bench for the first time: Borja Valero replaces Brozovic, who's applauded off the pitch by the Inter fans at San Siro
12' Murg has an effort for the away side but it's well off target
10' Lautaro's header is on target, but Strebinger makes the save
8' Ranocchia looks to get on the scoresheet once again, but he can only head Brozovic's free kick wide!
5' Perisic's ball for Candreva surprises Rapid's defence. The Italian's ball is just too long for Lautaro Martinez, however
1' The second half begins at the Meazza with no changes having been made at the break

Ranocchia
7.7
7.7
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Handanovic
6.88
6.88
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Brozovic
6.83
6.83
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Miranda
6.28
6.28
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Perisic
8.32
8.32
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Candreva
6.08
6.08
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Skriniar
7.55
7.55
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Valero
6.31
6.31
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Vecino
6.76
6.76
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Nainggolan
6.31
6.31
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Politano
7.16
7.16
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Martínez
6.77
6.77
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Asamoah
6.1
6.1
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Soares
6.68
6.68
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Average rating 6.84 SEND RATINGS
6 shots on target 1
6 shots off target 4
17 fouls committed 9
3 corners 6
0 offsides 3
62% ball possession 38%

Rapid Vienna have won none of their last 10 games in European competition against Italian sides (D3 L7). In fact, their last such victory came in the UEFA Cup in September 1990 and it was against Inter Milan (2-1).

Since the inaugural season of the UEFA Europa League in 2009-10, Rapid Vienna have lost the most games in the competition (23).

The last Austrian side to win away in Italy were Red Bull Salzburg against Lazio back in September 2009 (UEFA Europa League) – this is the only occasion that an Austrian side has won away in Italy in the last 11 such meetings (D4 L6).

Internazionale are looking to qualify for the last 16 of a European cup competition for the first time since 2014-15, when they eventually lost over two legs to VfL Wolfsburg in the UEFA Europa League.

There were eight yellow cards given in the first leg of this tie between Rapid Vienna and Inter Milan, including four in the 81st minute or later. Only three games have seen more cautions in the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League.

 

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

MILAN – Inter did their job and comfortably progressed to the Round of 16 stage of the Europa League without ever looking in danger. The second-leg clash between the Nerazzurri and Rapid Vienna finished 4-0 to Spalletti’s team seven days on from Inter’s 1-0 win in Vienna. Goals from Vecino, Ranocchia, Perisic and Politano at San Siro ensured that it finished 5-0 on aggregate to the Nerazzurri. Tomorrow at 13:00 CET, Inter will find out who they’ll play in the next round when the draw, which will be broadcast live on Inter TV and our official YouTube channel, takes place in Nyon.

Inter took the lead with their first big chance of the game: in the 11th minute, Brozovic found Perisic deep in Rapid Vienna’s half before Vecino lashed home the Croatian’s cross following Candreva’s miscue. The Nerazzurri then doubled their lead and practically sealed the tie seven minutes later as Ranocchia scored a wonderful volley from the edge of the box. Immediately after, the Austrians went in search of a goal to get back into the tie, but Pavlovic fired wide with his left foot from a great position following a mistake in Inter’s backline. Inter threatened once again in the 26th minute: Perisic found the onrushing Brozovic after a quick Inter counter-attack, but the latter could only shoot over the bar. In the 33rd minute, Perisic was denied by Strebinger after he had accelerated down the left. Just a few seconds before half-time, the Nerazzurri came close again: Candreva fired over with the goal at his mercy after Strebinger was unable to hold Perisic’s strike. The two teams then went into the break with Inter 2-0 ahead.

The teams came back out unchanged for the second half. In the 53rd minute, Ranocchia almost scored his second when he got his head to a Brozovic cross but it went off target. Not long after, Lautaro had a header from a Brozovic corner but Strebinger saved in the middle of his goal. In the 57th minute, the visitors went on the attack when Ljubicic went off by himself but Skriniar did a great job to close him down in the box. In the 69th minute, Perisic got away in the Austrian box but he couldn’t keep the shot on target. Handanovic made his first save of the game in the 73rd minute when Ljubicic had a go from outside the area. Inter continued to push until the final whistle. In the 76th minute, Candreva was dangerous and that chance led to a Borja Valero shot from the edge of the area but his aim was off. San Siro was applauding Skriniar when he was replaced by Miranda before they were up on their feet again after a piece of magic from Perisic. The Croatian rounded the Rapid goalkeeper before avoiding the defender on the line with a sublime chip. That’s wasn’t it. Three minutes later, Perisic received the ball from Nainggolan and squared it for Politano who turned home with his left to make it 4-0. Nainggolan had a chance to add a fifth in stoppage time with a spectacular volley from Politano’s cross. After two minutes of stoppage time, the whistle went and the Nerazzurri progressed to the Round of 16 in the Europa League.

Focus now turns straight back to the league and Sunday night’s match at the Franchi against Stefano Pioli’s Fiorentina side.

#ForzaInter!

INTER 4-0 RAPID VIENNA

Goals: 11' Vecino (I), 18' Ranocchia (I), 80' Perisic (I), 87' Politano (I)

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 21 Cedric, 13 Ranocchia, 37 Skriniar (77'23 Miranda), 18 Asamoah; 8 Vecino, 77 Brozovic (62' 20 Borja Valero); 87 Candreva, 14 Nainggolan, 44 Perisic; 10 Lautaro (66' 16 Politano)

Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 6 De Vrij, 33 D'Ambrosio, 66 Adorante

Coach: Luciano Spalletti

 

RAPID VIENNA: 1 Strebinger; 19 Potzmann, 6 Sonnleitner, 20 Hofmann, 5 Bolingoli (75' 7 Schobesberger); 39 Ljubicic,14 Grahovac; 10 Murg, 28 Knasmullner (64' 8 Schwab), 97 Ivan (64' 3 Muldur); 22 Pavlovic

Substitutes: 21 Knoflach, 23 Thurnwald, 24 Auer, 29 Alar

Coach: Dietmar Kuhbauer

 

Bookings: Asamoah (I), Hofmann (R), Ranocchia (I)

Stoppage time: 0' + 2'

Referee: Artur Dias

Assistants: Rui Tavares, Paulo Soares

Additional assistant referees: Tiago Martins, João Pinheiro

Fourth official: Bruno Rodrigues

 

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Strebinger
Soares 21 19 Potzmann
Ranocchia 13 6 Sonnleitner
Skriniar 37 20 Hofmann
Asamoah 18 5 Bolingoli
Vecino 8 39 Ljubicic
Brozovic 77 14 Grahovac
Candreva 87 10 Murg
Nainggolan 14 28 Knasmüllner
Perisic 44 97 Ivan
Martínez 10 22 Pavlovic

substitutes

Padelli 27 21 Knoflach
de Vrij 6 3 Mülduür
Politano 16 7 Schobesberger
Valero 20 8 Schwab
Miranda 23 23 Thurnwald
D'Ambrosio 33 24 Auer
Adorante 66 29 Alar

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