Final score

26 September 2020 20:45

Inter
44' (2nd half) D'Ambrosio
42' (2nd half) Lukaku
7' (2nd half) Ceccherini o.g.
47' Martínez
4 - 3
Fiorentina
18' (2nd half) Chiesa
12' (2nd half) Castrovilli
3' Kouame
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese / Linesmen: Fiorito, Liberti / Fourth official: Maresca / Assistants: Giacomelli, Preti
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47' The first half draws to a close at the Meazza. Inter equalised late on through Lautaro to cancel out Kouame's early goal.
47' GOAL! GOAAAALLLLL! EL TOROOOOO! Great pace from Barella on the break to catch Fiorentina out before Lautaro cuts back onto his right and slots beyond Dragowski. It's 1-1!
45' Two minutes of stoppage time will be played in the fist half.
44' Young picks out Perisic at the far post with his cross but he can't keep his effort on target.
41' Crucial block from Young on Kouame after he was slipped in by Castrovilli
36' Young whips in a cross but Dragowski comes off his line to dive and punch the ball clear.
34' Great work from Lukaku at the edge of the box to protect the ball and fire off a left-foot shot but it's blocked.
32' Tough challenge from Ceccherini on Latuaro and it's a free kick for the Nerazzurri and an inevitable booking for the Fiorentina man.
30' The match is balanced as Inter look to press the issue while Fiorentina are closing down well and not giving up much space.
24' Fiorentina go close with a Milenkovic header before Inter go up the other end only for it to be called back for offside.
20' Lautaro is set up by Lukaku before going down under a challenge from Caceres. The referee gave a penalty before overturning his decision following an on-field review.
17' Fiorentina on the break. Ribery picks out Kouame but Handanovic saves.
15' Barella cuts the ball back for Brozovic who times his run well but he just can't get on the end of it.
12' Lukaku looks for Lautaro with a through-ball but it's a touch too heavy and Dragowski is able to claim the ball.
11' Young crosses to Perisic at the far post who heads over.
8' A dangerous ball across from Biraghi makes its way through the box before Kolarov gets to it and Perisic clears.
6' Barella is shown a yellow card for his challenge on Ribery in the middle of the pitch.
3' Fiorentina take an early lead through Kouame following a Biraghi cross and Bonaventura setting him up with an open goal.
1' The match begins! Fiorentina get the ball rolling. Let's go lads, Forza Inter!
1' The sides are on the field of play. A minute's silence is held to pay tribute to the referee Daniele De Santis who was tragically killed on Monday.
1' Just over a month on from the end of the 2019-20 season, Inter are back in action for a new campaign. The Nerazzurri are set to face Iachini's Fiorentina side at San Siro.
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49' The whistle blows at the Meazza and Inter take three points following a spectacular match. After going behind twice, the Nerazzurri responded to win with Lukaku and D'Ambrosio turning it around in the final moments.
45' Four minutes of stoppage time.
45' Hakimi with a chance to make it five but Draagowski comes off his line to clear with his feet.
44' GOAL! GOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!! D'Ambrosiooooo! Sanchez with the cross to the far post and Danilo heads Inter into the lead! It's 4-3 now!
42' GOAL! GOAAAL! Lukaku! Great ball out wide from Sanchez to Hakimi who sets Big Rom up to make it 3-3!!
39' Fiorentina introduce Cutrone and Ribery makes way.
35' Vlahovic wastes a chance to make it 2-4 after some great play by Ribery.
33' Conte makes his last switch with Sanchez coming on for Perisic.
32' Sensi has a go from range but it's straight at Dragowski.
29' Nainggolan is on for Barella.
29' Vidal makes his debut as Brozovic heads off.
28' Another important Dragowski stop as he tips over a long shot from Barella.
28' Brilliant stop from Dragowski to deny Lukaku. The Nerazzurri's no.9 got away from Ceccherini but his shot was turned behind by the goalkeeper's outstretched foot.
27' Fiorentina look dangerous again on the counterattack but Vlahovic can't keep his shot down.
23' Fiorentina bring Lirola on for Chiesa
23' Big chance for Lukaku after a great ball from Perisic but he can't keep the shot on target.
19' Sensi takes the place of Eriksen.
19' Hakimi replaces Young to make his competitive Inter debut.
18' Fiorentina retake the lead. Ribery with the assist for Chiesa who makes no mistake one-on-one against Handanovic.
17' Lautaro and Brozovic combine at the edge of the box but Ceccherini blocks.
16' Two changes for Fiorentina. Borja Valero and Valhovic are on for Bonaventura and Kouame
15' Chance for Perisic who gets behind but he fires over
12' Fiorentina draw level after great work by Ribery to set up Castrovilli who found the bottom corner with an unstoppable finish.
4' Brozovic plays it through to Lukaku who can't do too much with it as the Nerazzurri look to apply some early pressure.
1' The second half begins without any changes on either side. FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
5.31
5.31
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D'Ambrosio
6.55
6.55
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Brozovic
4.71
4.71
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Perisic
4.54
4.54
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Nainggolan
5.29
5.29
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Martínez
7.6
7.6
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Sensi
7.31
7.31
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Barella
6.76
6.76
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Bastoni
6.27
6.27
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Lukaku
6.26
6.26
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Sanchez
7.52
7.52
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Young
5.42
5.42
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Eriksen
4.57
4.57
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Hakimi
7.3
7.3
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Kolarov
4.55
4.55
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Vidal
6.22
6.22
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Average rating 6.01 SEND RATINGS
8 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 3
13 fouls committed 11
5 corners 1
2 offsides 0
68% ball possession 32%

 

  • Inter are unbeaten in their last six Serie A matches against Fiorentina (W2 D4) – their last defeat against the Viola was back in April 2017 (4-5 at Franchi stadium).
  • Last season, Inter only failed to beat Fiorentina (D2), Juventus and Roma in Serie A.
  • Fiorentina could keep two clean sheets in a row on the road against Inter in Serie A for the first time since 1941 (0-0 in the most recent match at Meazza stadium).
  • Antonio Conte could become Inter’s first manager to win their opening game in consecutive Serie A seasons since Roberto Mancini (2005/06 and 2006/07).
  • Fiorentina last won four Serie A matches in a row back in April 2018 – currently on a streak of three consecutive wins.

 

 

  • nter scored 113 goals in all competitions in 2019-20 – their highest scoring campaign in all competitions since Serie A began in 1929-30.
  • Inter netted the most headed goals (26) last season across the Top-5 European League clubs in all competitions.
  • Inter’s Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals in his last three MD1 fixtures in Serie A and the Premier League – the Belgium striker netted 35% of his total goals at home in the league last season (8/23).
  • No other player has scored more goals than Arturo Vidal under Antonio Conte in the Top-5 European Leagues: 28 goals, alongside Eden Hazard.

 

wins(50) draws(19) defeats(15)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 69 Dragowski
D'Ambrosio 33 4 Milenkovic
Bastoni 95 17 Ceccherini
Kolarov 11 22 Caceres
Young 15 25 Chiesa
Barella 23 34 Amrabat
Brozovic 77 5 Bonaventura
Perisic 14 10 Castrovilli
Eriksen 24 3 Biraghi
Martínez 10 7 Ribery
Lukaku 9 11 Kouame

substitutes

Radu 97 1 Terracciano
Hakimi 2 6 Borja Valero
Gagliardini 5 8 Duncan
Sanchez 7 9 Vlahovic
Sensi 12 18 Saponara
Ranocchia 13 20 Pezzella
Vidal 22 21 Lirola
Estevão 29 23 Venuti
Pirola 31 28 Montiel
Skriniar 37 32 Dalle Mura
Nainggolan 44 63 Cutrone
Pinamonti 99 98 Igor

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