Final score

22 November 2020 15:00

Inter
45' (2nd half) Martínez
40' (2nd half) Lukaku (P)
22' (2nd half) Lukaku
19' (2nd half) Sanchez
4 - 2
Torino
17' (2nd half) Ansaldi (P)
47' Zaza
Referee: Federico La Penna / Linesmen: Cecconi, Di Vuolo / Fourth official: Pasqua / Assistants: Abisso, Galetto
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47' The first half concludes at San Siro: Torino lead thanks to a Zaza goal scored just before half-time
47' Zaza opens the scoring, beating Handanovic to the bottom left corner. Torino lead just before the half time whistle.
45' Two minutes of added time have been indicated
42' Enforced substitution by Torino: Bonazzoli takes the place of the injured Verdi
39' Vidal slips the ball through to Sanchez, but sees his ball taken by a sliding interception from Nkoulou
35' First yellow card for the Nerazzurri: D'Ambrosio is cautioned for a foul on Linetty
31' Verdi brings D'Ambrosio down late and the Granata forward receives a yellow card for his troubles.
30' Lukaku drops his shoulder and turns from the opposing defender, putting a ball through to Sanchez who sees the ball blocked. Easy take for Sirigu
28' A brilliant move by the Nerazzurri. Gagliardini whips in a cross but Singo manages to clear the ball from the area down the touch line
24' Gagliardini serves a short cross in looking for Vidal at the back post. The cross is parried by Sirigu without problems.
21' A mistake by Ranocchia goes unpunished by Torino through Rincon, who had put Zaza through one-on-one against Handanovic: the Nerazzurri defender couldn't win the duel against the Granata number 7, but the latter fails to score.
17' A chance falls to Hakimi after an aerial duel between Vidal and Singo, but the Nerazzurri number 2 can't find the right connection with the ball.
15' First chance for Inter: a beautiful ball slipped in to Sanchez by Vidal enables Sanchez to play a ball through to Lukaku. He hits a rasping right-footed shot at the keeper but Sirigu tips it behind. The linesman's flag goes up indicating an offside against the Nerazzurri number 9
13' Torino corner: the ball is played across the outside of the area to Ansaldi who takes a touch and hits it... Handanovic is wise to his effort and makes the save on the ground from the Granata full back.
10' Verdi plays a ball to Zaza off of the shoulder of the Nerazzurri defence: the Granata number 11 connects but can only find the outside netting.
8' Gagliardini strikes the ball with his right foot but can't find the right connection. The ball goes wide past Sirigu's left-hand side.
5' Verdi closes the distance on the area, trying to find space in the middle of the pitch on a counter-attack but his effort on goal is one to forget as it rockets high into the stands.
3' Torino come back at Inter through Zaza, who hits an effort at goal from outside the area, but sees his effort pull wide. Nothing dangerous for Handanovic
3' The first shot of the game by Young flies over the bar. He hit it on the volley from outside of the area after a free kick was taken midway in to Torino's half. The ball sails high.
1' Everything is ready for kick-off: the ball will be put in play by our opponents. Let's go boys, FORZA INTER!
1' With regard to the official formations, there's been a change for Torino. Belotti has notified medical officials of a potential strain during the warm up, and has since been replaced by Zaza. The teams take to the pitch; not long to go until kick-off!
1' Following the most recent break for National teams' fixtures, Inter's journey in the league recommences; they can expect ten matches in 31 days. The first clash for the Nerazzurri comes against Torino at San Siro for matchday 8 in Serie A.
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50' The match concludes at San Siro: The Nerazzurri complete a brilliant comeback thanks to a Lukaku brace and goals from Sanchez and Lautaro.
49' A chance comes to make it 5-2 for Nainggolan but his header can't get the right connection following a cross from Hakimi
47' Change for Torino: Millico comes on for Zaza
47' Freekick for Edera: Handanovic stretches and saves the effort at the second time of asking
45' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Lautarrrrrrrooo! The "Toro" tucks the ball into the back of the net after a perfect cross from Lukaku:4-2
41' Final change for Conte: Nainggolan comes on for Sanchez
40' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAL! Big Rom doesn't miss from the spot and completes the comeback: 3-2!!
37' Inter are awarded a penalty after a foul on Hakimi, following an on field review
32' Hakimi threads a fast ball into the area: the ball goes past the opposition defender but is saved as no Nerazzurri forwards can get on the end of the cross
29' Perisic comes on for Young
29' Another double substitution by Conte: De Vrij comes on for Ranocchia
26' Glaring chance for 3-2: Sanchez whips in a freekick from inside Torino's half, with Ranocchia heading wide at the back post.
25' Singo brings down Young on the edge of the area. He earns a yellow card for his troubles and gives Inter a freekick in an interesting position.
22' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL! LUKAKU! The Nerazzurri equalise with Big Rom who puts the ball in the back of the net following an assist from Sanchez: 2-2!!
21' Inter come close to an equaliser from the edge of the area with Lukaku, who hits the ball with his left foot
20' Lautaro comes on in place of Gagliardini
20' Double change by Conte: Skriniar comes on for D'Ambrosio
19' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Sanchez closes the gap by scoring after Lukaku initially struck the crossbar. Inter are back in the game! Let's go boys, FORZA INTER!
17' Ansaldi beats Handanovic from the spot and doubles Torino's lead
15' After an on-field review, Torino are awarded a penalty after a foul by Young on Singo
12' Good play by the Nerazzurri on the right, with Hakimi looking to reach Sanchez in the area but Bremer reads his intentions and intercepts the ball before a shot at goal can be made
8' Lukaku looks to exchange passes with Sanchez in the area but he can't find his teammate
4' Lukaku is put through by Barella, but the linesman's flag goes up again for an offside.
1' Bastoni receives a yellow card after a late challenge on Singo
1' The second half kicks off between the two teams. Let's go boys, FORZA INTER!

Ranocchia
4.92
4.92
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Handanovic
5.62
5.62
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D'Ambrosio
4.38
4.38
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Perisic
5.47
5.47
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Gagliardini
3.96
3.96
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Skriniar
6.61
6.61
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Nainggolan
5.73
5.73
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Martínez
6.91
6.91
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de Vrij
6.65
6.65
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Barella
6.96
6.96
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Bastoni
5.67
5.67
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Lukaku
7.62
7.62
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Sanchez
6.36
6.36
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Young
4.26
4.26
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Hakimi
4.59
4.59
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Vidal
4.91
4.91
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4 shots on target 6
7 shots off target 5
20 fouls committed 14
1 corners 1
4 offsides 0
48% ball possession 52%

Inter have won their last two Serie A matches against Torino and they could record 3+ consecutive wins against the Granata in the competition for the first time since September 2008.

Since their return to Serie A (from 2012/13), Torino have lost only three of their eight away league games against Inter (W2 D3): during this period, only Juventus (one) and Roma (two) have recorded fewer defeats against the Nerazzurri at Meazza stadium among the teams always present in the competition.

Torino won their last away league match against Genoa and could record two consecutive wins on the road in Serie A for the first time since November 2019; the last team under Marco Giampaolo to have won two away Serie A matches in a row was Sampdoria in March 2019.

Torino have dropped the most points from winning positions (11) in the Big 5 European Leagues in 2020/21 – in the 2019/20 season, only Brescia (34) lost more points than the Granata (27) from winning positions in those leagues.

Inter have netted the most headed goals in Serie A this season (four); only Marseille and Atletico Madrid (four) boast more players than Inter (three - Lautaro, D’Ambrosio and Perisic) with 1+ headed goal in the Big 5 European Leagues in 2020/21.

Torino have scored six goals in the first 30 minutes of action in Serie A games this season, a joint-high alongside Atalanta; 50% of Torino’s goals have arrived in this period (6/12), with no team netting a higher percentage.

Romelu Lukaku has found the net in his first two home league games this season, the last Inter player to score in each of his first three Serie A matches of a season at Meazza stadium was Daniel Osvaldo in 2014/15.

Ashley Young has found the net in his only Serie A match against Torino: the English winger scored in each of his first two games against a single Serie A/Premier League opponent only against Blackburn and Derby County, both with Aston Villa.

wins(44) draws(29) defeats(17)

MILAN – Some alarms are more annoying than others. There are those which you try to turn off immediately, and there are also those that give you the adrenaline you need to start the stay. Today, Inter’s alarm went off in the 62nd minute, with Torino having just gone 2-0 up. And when it sounded, Inter’s response was electrifying, ferocious and unstoppable.

Sanchez, Lukaku (twice) and Lautaro all got on the scoresheet. Sirigu was beaten four times and could do absolutely nothing. The first 60 minutes might not have been Inter’s finest hour, but the Nerazzurri know that they can build on what they produced in the final half an hour ahead of Wednesday’s match against Real Madrid. Conte’s men are alive and kicking.

It was, however, a complicated start, and Inter struggled to get going. There were many aspects missing in the first 45 minutes of the match at San Siro. And while the Nerazzurri showed determination and were looking to get on the front foot, that spark was missing. Torino, meanwhile, looked sure of themselves in a 3-5-2 formation that opponents of the Nerazzurri often use, especially at the Meazza. The Granata, who were today led by assistant coach Conti following Marco Giampaolo’s positive COVID-19 test, were without Belotti, who picked up an injury during the warm-up. Zaza replaced him on the pitch, making his third appearance of the season after two months out.

The energy of the Granata centre-forward gave Torino multiple options: they played with width and read play well, defending stoutly. Zaza looked bright, being supported the most by Meité, who was actively involved in moves going forward. Verdi was also lively but was forced to leave the field. Zaza’s movements were the causes for most concern, since the attacker was able to find space, enabling him to test Handanovic’s gloves numerous times.

Inter didn’t fall asleep but lacked ferocity. Sanchez and Lukaku were initially unable to spring each other into action. Lukaku burst forward on numerous occasions, but Sirigu wasn’t tested too much or beaten during the first half. Inter finished the first 45 minutes with zero shots on target. On the other hand, Torino ended the first half with a one-goal advantage: an error by Sanchez followed by an immediate pass up the pitch, an exchange between Bonazzoli and Meité and a backheel put Zaza in a dangerous position. The centre-forward fired the ball into Handanovic’s net with a brilliant left-footed finish.

A response was required in the second half but the assault on Sirigu’s goal wasn’t the most ferocious to begin with, even if Torino had dropped off in terms of tempo. In the 62nd minute, the Granata went two up. Young fouled Singo in the box and a penalty was awarded by La Penna following an on-field review. Former Inter man Ansaldi beat Handanovic to make it 2-0. Was that going to be it for Inter? No chance.

The unexpected second Torino goal fired Inter into a fresh assault at the other end. Lukaku hit the bar, before Sanchez converted to make it 1-2. The tide was turning as Conte brought on Skriniar and Lautaro. Lukaku just missed a chance to equalise before making it 2-2 moments later after Sanchez’s efforts to set him up. Inter were fired up and on the front foot as Ranocchia missed an opportunity to net the third. The game had turned on its head completely with Inter now in complete control.

The substitutes brought fresh energy with the Nerazzurri knocking on the door. In the 82nd minute, Hakimi was brought down by Nkoulou in the area. The Moroccan had started in an offside position, but the Torino defender had touched the ball before bringing down the Nerazzurri player. La Penna went to the monitor and awarded the spot-kick. Lukaku stepped up to send Sirigu the wrong way and make it 3-2. In the 90th minute, Lautaro added a fourth with a lethal finish from Lukaku’s assist. In going from 0-2 to 4-2, Inter showed character, desire and determination to pick up three important points.

MILAN - Inter came from two behind to beat Torino at San Siro today thanks to goals from Sanchez, Lukaku (two) and Lautaro. The Nerazzurri now sit on 15 points in the league.

INTER 4-2 TORINO 

INTER (3-4-1-2): 1 Handanovic; 33 D'Ambrosio (37 Skriniar 65'), 13 Ranocchia (6 de Vrij 74'), 95 Bastoni; 2 Hakimi, 5 Gagliardini (10 Lautaro 65'), 22 Vidal, 15 Young (14 Perisic 74'); 23 Barella; 9 Lukaku, 7 Sanchez (44 Nainggolan 86').
Substitutions: 35 Stankovic, 97 Radu, 24 Eriksen, 36 Darmian, 42 Moretti, 46 Vezzoni, 51 Wieser.
Coach: Antonio Conte.

TORINO (3-5-2): 39 Sirigu; 3 Bremer, 4 Lyanco, 33 Nkoulou; 17 Singo, 23 Meité, 88 Rincon (20 Edera 85'), 77 Linetty, 15 Ansaldi; 24 Verdi (26 Bonazzoli 42'), 11 Zaza (22 Millico 93').
Substitutions: 25 Rosati, 32 Milinkovic-Savic, 5 Izzo, 6 Segre, 9 Belotti, 13 Rodriguez, 29 Murru, 96 Kryeziu, 99 Buongiorno.
Coach: Francesco Conti.

Goalscorers: 47' Zaza (T), 62' pen. Ansaldi (T), 64' Sanchez (I), 67' and 84' pen. Lukaku (I), 90' Lautaro (I)
Bookings: Verdi (T), D'Ambrosio (I), Bastoni (I), Young (I), Singo (T)
Added time: 2' - 5'.

Referee: La Penna.
Assistants: Cecconi, Di Vuolo.
Fourth Official: Pasqua.
VAR: Abisso.
VAR Assistant: Galetto.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 39 Sirigu
D'Ambrosio 33 3 Bremer
Ranocchia 13 4 Lyanco
Bastoni 95 33 Nkoulou
Hakimi 2 17 Singo
Gagliardini 5 23 Meité
Vidal 22 88 Rincon
Young 15 77 Linetty
Barella 23 15 Ansaldi
Sanchez 7 24 Verdi
Lukaku 9 11 Zaza

substitutes

Stankovic 35 25 Rosati
Radu 97 32 Milinkovic-Savic
de Vrij 6 5 Izzo
Martínez 10 6 Segre
Perisic 14 9 Belotti
Eriksen 24 13 Rodriguez
Darmian 36 20 Edera
Skriniar 37 22 Millico
Moretti 42 26 Bonazzoli
Nainggolan 44 29 Murru
Vezzoni 46 96 Kryeziu
Wieser 51 99 Buongiorno

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