28 September 2019 18:00
|48'||The first half ends at the Marassi: the Nerazzurri lead 2-0 thanks to goals from Sensi and Sanchez!|
|48'||Asamoah plays it to Brozovic whose shot goes out for a corner. Inter close to making it three once more. Corner for the Nerazzurri!|
|45'||Three minutes of added time signalled|
|44'||De Vrij and Bastoni shut down Quagliarella, then Linetty shoots from outside the box. The ball flies clear of the Nerazzurri goal|
|43'||Booking for Sanchez after a foul from behind on Ekdal|
|43'||Gagliardini plays in Lautaro: he hits it first-time with his left but Audero gets down well to save|
|42'||Another attempt by Sensi from the edge, this time Audero anticipates it and makes the save|
|38'||Great chance for Lautaro who was played in by Bastoni: El Toro drives into the area and strikes with his right, but doesn't quite catch it right. The ball goes out of Audero's foot!|
|36'||Candreva puts the ball in the net for our third, but Cavalrese rules it out for offside after a silent VAR check|
|33'||Tactical foul by Linetty who brings down Sensi to get the third booking of the match!|
|32'||Clever ball from Bastoni for Sanchez: nice idea from the Nerazzurri defender but Audero reads it and claims the ball on the edge of the area|
|29'||Jankto volleys with his left looking for a wondergoal, but instead fires the ball into the stands|
|28'||Sanchez frees himself in the opposition end and tries to play in Lautaro, but the ball is just overhit|
|24'||A mistake by Candreva which allows Quagliarella the chance to win the ball outside the box: he shoots with his right but De Vrij blocks well|
|22'||GOAL! GOOAAALL! GOOOOOOOAAAAALLL!!! Sensi and Sanchez combine again! Our number 12 strikes it with his left from outside the area and El Nino Maravilla latches onto the end of it to tap in: 2-0!!!|
|20'||GOAL! GOOAAAALL!! GOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Sensi's shot from outside the area deflects off Sanchez's back and flies into the net past Audero! 1-0!!|
|16'||Rash challenge by Rigoni on Candreva: first yellow for the home side|
|12'||Great chance for the Nerazzurri after a mistake from Chabot: Lautaro finds himself one on one with Audero but tries to square it to Sensi; Colley reads the pass and saves Sampdoria!|
|12'||Bastoni meets Sanchez's cross with his head but the ball goes just wide|
|11'||Great play by Lautaro as he skips past Chabot and drives into the area, but the Inter forward is closed out by Depaoli who puts it out for a corner|
|10'||Foul by Bastoni on Rigoni, Calvarese shows the first yellow card of the match|
|5'||Lautaro looks for Sanchez with a first-time pass: Audero runs out of his area and gets to the ball before Inter's number 7|
|2'||Skriniar plays a long ball towards Candreva but the latter is offside. Sampdoria have a free kick|
|1'||Away we go! The hosts kick us off. Forza Inter!|
|1'||The teams enter the pitch led by the captains Samir Handanovic and Fabio Quagliarella. Kick-off is just seconds away!|
|1'||Antonio Conte's side are facing Sampdoria on matchday six of the 2019-20 Serie A season. For the clash at the Ferraris, the Coach has stuck with a 3-5-2 formation, with Lautaro Martinez and Alexis Sanchez starting up front|
|49'||Full-time at the "Marassi": 6 out of 6 for Antonio Conte's lads, who remain on maximum points after the win thanks to goals from Sensi, Sanchez and Gagliardini!|
|49'||Chance for Quagliarella after Lukaku's defensive header from the corner: but the Blucerchiati's captain directs his effort wide|
|48'||Great save from Handanovic from Vieira's strike from distance. Corner for Sampdoria|
|45'||Four minutes of added time announced|
|45'||Cross from the left and a header from Quagliarella, the ball flies over the crossbar|
|41'||Great chance for Lukaku: superb acceleration from the Nerazzurri number 9 who breaks through the Sampdoria defence but tries to chip Audero, which the Sampdoria keeper saves easily|
|39'||Gagliardini drives forward but his run is closed out by Colley|
|37'||Caprari's free kick is off target to Handanovic's right|
|36'||Nerazzurri protests after Calvarese blows for a foul from Skriniar after contact with Jankto. Our number 37 is booked|
|31'||Brozovic takes the corner for Inter, Lukaku wins the header but it deflects off Vieira and just flies past the post. Another corner for Inter!|
|28'||Di Francesco rolls the dice as he brings on Caprari for Linetty|
|26'||Jankto heads Rigoni's cross goalwards but can't get it on target|
|24'||Change for Sampdoria: Di Francesco brings on Vieira for Ekdal|
|20'||Final change from Conte: Barella on for Sensi|
|16'||GOAL! GOOOAAAALLL!!! GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL! Gagliardiniiiiiiiii: Inter restore their two-goal lead. Delightful ball from Brozovic to find the Nerazzurri number 5, Audero saves well but can't get to the rebound: 3-1!!!|
|14'||Bereszynski shoots from distance but doesn't threaten Handanovic's goal|
|12'||Another change for Inter: D'Ambrosio on for Candreva|
|11'||Change for Inter: Conte brings on Lukaku for Lautaro|
|10'||Sampdoria cut the deficit after Jankto fires one across goal into the bottom corner off his left foot, it takes a slight deflection off Skriniar.|
|6'||Gagliardini's header from Sensi's corner sails just over the bar!|
|2'||Red card for Sanchez, Inter down to ten men|
|2'||Fantastic chance for Lautaro Martinez, miraculous save by Audero then Sanchez falls in the area: a dive in the eyes of Calvarese. Second yellow for the Nerazzurri number 7|
|1'||The second half begins: the Nerazzurri kick things off. Come on lads, forza Inter!!|
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|2||shots on target||8|
|12||shots off target||4|
During the last nine Serie A matches between Sampdoria and Inter, just once have both teams found the net - 1-1 in October 2015.
Inter have conceded the fewest number of goals Serie A this season (one); whilst no side has conceded more goals than Sampdoria (11, level with SPAL and Lecce).
found the net in his most recent three. Against the Nerazzurri, the Italian striker has scored a goal every 380 minutes on average, compared to a goal every 204 minutes throughout his Serie A career against all sides.
Excluding newly promoted teams, Sampdoria are the only team in the current Serie A campaign to yet to have drawn any home match in 2019 (W6 L6); with their last such draw in the competition back in October 2018, against Sassuolo.
Only in 1966/67 did Inter win each of their first six games in a single Serie A campaign.
Antonio Conte could become the 4th manager to win each of his first six matches for a new team in Serie A within the three points era (since 1994/95), after Ciro Ferrara with Juventus in 2009, Rudi Garcia with Roma in 2013 and Massimiliano Allegri with Juventus in 2014.
Inter defender Milan Skriniar played 38 games for Sampdoria in Serie A, between 2016 and 2017. Since his debut with the Nerazzurri in 2017/18, he has recorded more recoveries than any other defender in the Italian top-flight (562).
Romelu Lukaku could become the first player to score in each of his first three away Serie A matches with Inter within the three points for a win era (since 1994/95).
|28 September 2019||1-3||20' Sensi, 22' Sanchez, 58' Jankto, 64' Gagliardini,||fixture|
|22 September 2018||0-1||95' Brozovic,||fixture|
|18 March 2018||0-5||26' Perisic, 30' Icardi(Rig), 31' Icardi, 44' Icardi, 52' Icardi,||fixture|
|30 October 2016||1-0||45' Quagliarella,||fixture|
|4 October 2015||1-1||53' Muriel, 77' Perisic,||fixture|
|22 March 2015||1-0||66' Eder,||fixture|
|13 April 2014||0-4||13' Icardi, 61' Samuel, 64' Icardi, 79' Palacio||fixture|
|3 April 2013||0-2||43' Palacio, 94' Palacio||fixture|
|27 February 2011||0-2||74' Sneijder, 95' Eto'o||fixture|
|26 September 2009||1-0||73' Pazzini||fixture|
|30 August 2008||1-1||33' Ibrahimovic, 70' Delvecchio||fixture|
|24 February 2008||1-1||66' Cassano, 77' Crespo||fixture|
|28 January 2007||0-2||77' Maicon, 38' Ibrahimovic||fixture|
|29 October 2005||2-2||6' Diana, 31' Cambiasso, 35' Diana, 39' Cordoba||fixture|
|22 May 2005||0-1||36' Adriano||fixture|
|8 February 2004||2-2||31' Vieri, 57' Cipriani, 79' Vieri, 86' Doni (R)||fixture|
|21 March 1999||4-0||12' Montella, 53' Rig. Montella, 63' Montella, 70' Ortega||fixture|
|6 December 1997||1-1||9' Ronaldo, 31' Montella||fixture|
|11 May 1997||1-2||11' Veron, 43' Ganz, 76' Ganz|
|5 November 1995||0-0|
|28 May 1995||2-2||5' Festa, 25' Vierchowod, 66' Bellucci C., 86' Bianchi Alessandro|
|17 April 1994||3-1||21' Vierchowod, 25' Battistini S., 70' Evani, 90' Amoruso N.|
|4 April 1993||1-3||2' e 21' Schillaci, 68' Bertin, 75' Jugovic|
|22 September 1991||4-0||34' Mancini R., 57'lombardo, 65' Vialli, 85' Lombardo|
|30 December 1990||3-1||1' Vialli, 50' Berti, 82' Rig. Vialli, 86' Mancini R.|
|10 September 1989||2-0||33' Vialli, 70' Cerezo|
|19 March 1989||0-1||48' Mandorlini|
|3 January 1988||1-1||8' Ferri, 58' Mancini, R.|
|8 March 1987||3-1||10' Briegel, 57' Garlini, 76' Rig. Mancini R., 90' Lorenzo|
|27 April 1986||0-0|
|5 May 1985||1-2||40' Rig. Brady, 65' Altobelli, 81' Scanziani|
|15 January 1984||0-2||23' Serena, 80' Aut. Pellegrini L.|
|23 January 1983||0-0|
|12 December 1976||0-1||89' Facchetti|
|11 January 1976||0-2 tav|
|24 November 1974||1-1||15' Rossi, 67' Aut. Bini|
|13 January 1974||1-1||30' Mariani, 68' Cristin|
|15 October 1972||0-1||48' Bedin|
|7 May 1972||0-0|
|3 January 1971||0-2||86' Mazzola, 89' Bertini|
|26 April 1970||0-5||30' Bertini, 32' Da Costa, 42' Da Costa, 64' Rig. Mazzola, ' Vanello|
|22 December 1968||0-3||41' Bertini (Rig), 61' Facchetti, 89' Vastola|
|14 April 1968||2-2||12' Cappellini, 35' Facchetti, 47' Vieri, 83' Delfino|
|19 December 1965||0-5||12' Facchetti, 14' Bedin, 68' Mazzola (Rig), 76' Mazzola, 78' Jair|
|25 April 1965||0-1||43' Sormani (Aut)|
|1 March 1964||1-5||9' Mazzola, 11' Facchetti, 13' Suarez, 14' Barison, 25' Mazzola, 27' Suarez (Rig)|
|31 March 1963||0-0|
|12 November 1961||0-0|
|2 April 1961||4-2||14' Brighenti, 37' Corso, 53' Brighenti, 76' Zaglio, 86' Brighenti, 88' Brighenti|
|11 October 1959||0-0|
|5 April 1959||2-4||5' Milani, 36' Mora, 63' Corso, 77' Angelillo, 85' Angelillo, 89' Firmani|
|26 December 1957||0-2||31' Angelillo, 62' Angelillo|
|27 January 1957||2-2||22' Conti, 31' Vonlanthen, 62' Massei, 74' Vicini|
|30 October 1955||3-2||35' Lorenzi, 40' Tortul, 45' Tortul, 64' Skoglund, 86' Tortul|
|6 March 1955||1-1||43' Rosa, 48' Lorenzi|
|8 November 1953||0-0|
|24 May 1953||2-0||53' Galassi, 64' Bassetto|
|30 December 1951||1-3||6' Nyers (Rig), 17' Nyers, 51' Nyers, 65' Bassetto|
|18 March 1951||0-4||9' Nyers, 29' Skoglund, 35' Skoglund, 78' Armano|
|26 February 1950||0-2||25' Fattori, 85' Lorenzi|
|9 January 1949||0-4||62' Amadei, 79' Nyers, 82' Amadei, 88' Armano|
|5 October 1947||1-4||8' Quaresima, 31' Madini, 45' Fiumi, 58' Bassetto, 72' Quaresima|
|6 July 1947||1-5||53' Campatelli, 61' Neri, 77' Baldini, 80' Muci, 82' Zapirain, 86' Campatelli|
GENOA - Another win, Inter’s sixth in a row. The Nerazzurri continued their perfect start to the season with another winning performance. This victory was different from all the others because it came following a perfect first-half performance and a second half where Inter were forced to play with ten men following Sanchez’s sending off. This was a match full of drama and protagonists, with Antonio Conte’s side eventually finishing up as 3-1 winners away to Sampdoria. Inter remain top of the league outright and will now be focused on their next fixture: a Champions League clash against Barcelona in Spain on Wednesday.
Sensi and Sanchez lit up the match in the space of two first-half minutes: two shots from the midfielder were diverted into the net by the Chilean striker (the first somewhat fortuitously) as Inter took control. Alexis, who was making his first start for the Club, was then sent off after receiving a second yellow just a minute into the second half. Samp got back into it through Jankto, but Gagliardini eased Inter’s nerves with another goal shortly afterwards. This was a demonstration of mentality and strength, despite the numerical disadvantage.
In the opening few minutes, the match was a nervy affair and more of a physical battle than a tactical one. In the twelfth minute, Bastoni, who was making his competitive debut, headed just off target. A first sign of attacking life from Conte’s men, who were looking to win the ball high up the pitch. Sanchez managed to do just this as he found Lautaro in the box shortly afterwards, but Argentine forward couldn’t finish it off. But Inter didn’t have to wait long to get the opener: with Inter pressing high once again, Brozovic found Sensi, whose powerful strike deflected off Sanchez, beat Audero and nestled in the net.
This goal opened the game up and the Nerazzurri immediately grabbed their second. Asamoah found Sensi, who miscued his shot somewhat. However, Sanchez was there to tap the ball home and double Inter’s advantage. The goal was given by referee Calvarese after a VAR check.
A total of two minutes and eight seconds separated the two goals, and both came about thanks to the Sensi-Sanchez combination. The first might have been slightly lucky, but the second was brilliant reading of the play by the Chilean. Note: despite the ball coming off Sanchez for the first goal, Lega Calcio rules mean that it was actually Sensi’s (if a shot inadvertently comes off a teammate and goes in, the goal is awarded to the player who originally had the effort on goal).
Down by two goals, Sampdoria were finding life difficult and leaving Inter to control the game. With 36 minutes on the clock, Candreva thought he’d made it three, but the linesman’s flag was up for offside. In the 38th minute, Lautaro got on the end of a fantastic Bastoni ball but dragged his shot wide. With the half coming to a close, Sensi and Lautaro looked to extend the Nerazzurri’s lead after 42 and 43 minutes respectively, but neither succeeded in doing so. In the 44th minute, Handanovic was there to make a comfortable save to deny the home side as Sampdoria showed a rather timid response.
The moment to open the match right back up came in the very first minute of the second half: Lautaro did brilliantly to break through on goal and fired off a shot, Audero saved brilliantly, but the rebound fell to Sanchez who took one touch and then hit the floor. In the eyes of the referee it was a dive, and as a result a second yellow (the Chilean had already been booked in the first half). Even with ten men the Nerazzurri did not give up their attacking state of mind, but Sampdoria found a goal in the 55th minute with Jankto: he received it in the box and his left-footed effort deflected off Skriniar and flew into the corner. Along with the numerical advantage, they were then just one goal from completing the comeback. Instead, Inter refused to lie down and continued to dominate play. Lukaku and D’Ambrosio came on, but it was Gagliardini who scored the third: the goal arrived in the 61st minute and it was all thanks to Brozovic’s vision as he played a sublime pass to play in his teammate. A touch from Gagliardini and a save from Audero, but it was the Italian midfielder who was first to the rebound to put the ball into the net. A hugely important goal.
A blow for Sampdoria, who then threw everything they had at Inter, bringing on two strikers to bolster their attack. An unsuccessful attempt thanks to a superb Nerazzurri defensive performance. Lukaku even got close to a fourth for Inter with his header from a corner deflected behind. Despite all of Sampdoria’s best efforts, Inter didn’t encounter too much trouble at the back. In the 86th minute, after a good break, Lukaku tried to chip Audero but the Sampdoria goalkeeper read his intentions. Sampdoria’s best chance fell to Quagliarella in the 90th minute, but he directed his header over the bar. In the 93rd minute Handanovic made a great save from Vieira’s effort heading for the top corner, and a few seconds later from the resulting corner, Quagliarella placed his effort wide from just yards out.
It ended 3-1. A tough match in which the Nerazzurri had to show all of their best qualities: an offensive and bold approach, high pressing, the ability to withstand any pressure, compactness when down to ten men and excellent attacking creativity.
Now we turn to the Champions League as we travel to Barcelona on Wednesday. #ForzaInter forever!
SAMPDORIA 1-3 INTER
SAMPDORIA (3-4-2-1): 1 Audero; 24 Bereszynski, 5 Chabot, 15 Colley; 12 Depaoli (9 Bonazzoli 56'), 7 Linetty (17 Caprari 73'), 6 Ekdal (4 Vieira 69'), 39 Murru; 10 Rigoni, 14 Jankto; 27 Quagliarella.
Substitutes: 28 Raspa, 30 Falcone, 3 Augello, 8 Barreto, 11 Ramirez, 18 Thorsby, 19 Regini, 25 Ferrari, 26 Leris.
Coach: Eusebio Di Francesco
INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 De Vrij, 95 Bastoni; 87 Candreva (33 D'Ambrosio 57'), 5 Gagliardini, 77 Brozovic, 12 Sensi (23 Barella 65'), 18 Asamoah; 10 Lautaro Martinez (9 Lukaku 56'), 7 Sanchez.
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 2 Godin, 13 Ranocchia, 8 Vecino, 19 Lazaro, 20 Borja Valero, 21 Dimarco, 34 Biraghi, 16 Politano.
Coach: Antonio Conte
Scorers: 20' Sensi (I), 22' Sanchez (I), 55' Jankto (S), 61' Gagliardini (I)
Bookings: Bastoni (I), Rigoni (S), Linetty (S), Skriniar (I)
Red card: Sanchez 46' for a second booking
Added time: 3' - 4'
Assistants: Bindoni, Galetto
Fourth official: Irrati
VAR and Assistant VAR: Pasqua, Mondin
|Audero 1||1 Handanovic|
|Bereszynski 24||37 Skriniar|
|Chabot 5||6 de Vrij|
|Colley 15||95 Bastoni|
|Depaoli 12||87 Candreva|
|Linetty 7||5 Gagliardini|
|Ekdal 6||77 Brozovic|
|Murru 39||12 Sensi|
|Rigoni 10||18 Asamoah|
|Jankto 14||7 Sanchez|
|Quagliarella 27||10 Martínez|
|Raspa 28||27 Padelli|
|Falcone 30||2 Godin|
|Augello 3||13 Ranocchia|
|Vieira 4||33 D'Ambrosio|
|Barreto 8||8 Vecino|
|Bonazzoli 9||19 Lazaro|
|Ramirez 11||20 Valero|
|Caprari 17||21 Dimarco|
|Thorsby 18||23 Barella|
|Regini 19||34 Biraghi|
|Ferrari 25||9 Lukaku|
|Leris 26||16 Politano|