Final score

28 November 2020 15:00

Sassuolo
0 - 3
Inter
15' (2nd half) Gagliardini
14' Chiriches o.g.
4' Sanchez
Referee: Massimiliano Irrati / Linesmen: Fiorito, Baccini / Fourth official: Ghersini / Assistants: Chiffi, Valeriani
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47' And so comes to an end the first half at the Mapei Stadium. Inter go into the changing rooms two goals ahead after a brilliant first half showing, with Sanchez and a Chiriches own goal marking the scoresheet. 2-0 to the Nerazzurri.
45' Two minutes of added time are set to be played.
44' Following a freekick by Beradi, Locatelli's header flies wide of the goal.
42' Chance for Sassuolo: Chiriches picked up an injury and is replaced by Marlon.
41' Sanchez plays the ball across the box to Lautaro who strikes the ball first time. His effort travels wide of the target.
37' Toljan strikes a vicious shot at Handanovic from inside the area with his right foot, however the Nerazzurri keeper parries it away.
34' Boga hits a cross-shot effort from the left hand side of the box. Handanovic gets down to save it and collects the ball at his second time of trying.
29' Lautaro plays a long pass to Sanchez in the centre of the area. The ball comes just behind him, however. The chance for Inter breaks down.
25' Vidal strikes the ball from the edge of the box following a brilliant move by the Nerazzurri, however the ball flies high over the bar.
21' Djuricic hits it with his right from the edge of the box, but his effort pings wide off the post.
19' Inter pick up the ball midway in the opponents' half. Lautaro gets in the area and shoots but Ferrari manages to block his effort with a sliding tackle.
14' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! The Nerazzurri find their second. A deflection off of Chiriches ends up in the back of the net after a rasping shot by Vidal. Consigli couldn't keep it out. 2-0!!!
10' Inter come close to making it 2-0. A spectacular chip by Lautaro catches Consigli off his line from the edge of the area. It travels just wide of the post.
6' Inter push forward looking for another goal. Perisic hits a left-footed effort from a tight angle but sees his effort saved by Consigli, who saves Sassuolo's defence.
4' GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL! SANCHEZZZ! Lautaro lifts the ball over Consigli and Chiriches gets back to block his finish. However, Lautaro gets the ball across the box to Sanchez who doesn't miss. 1-0 to the Nerazzurri.
1' Inter begin with a chance for Lautaro. After the ball bounces around the area following a strike from the edge of the box from Barella, "Toro" strikes the ball but doesn't get good contact. The ball is collected by Consigli.
1' The match at the Mapei Stadium kicks off. Let's go boys, FORZA INTER!
1' Before Irrati's whistle for kick off, a minute's silence is observed in memory of Diego Armando Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60.
1' Matchday 9 in this season's Serie A TIM championship takes place between Sassuolo and Inter. The teams have already taken to the field at the Mapei Stadium. Kick off is fast approaching!
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48' Final whistle at the Mapei Stadium. It was a brilliant and deserved victory for the Nerazzurri, who defeat Sassuolo thanks to goals from Sanchez, a Chiriches own goal and an excellent finish by Gagliardini.
47' Change for Inter: Hakimi comes on for Darmian.
45' Three minutes of added time have been signalled.
43' Boga hits a left-footed effort that is blocked perfectly by Darmian.
40' Sensi comes on for Barella.
40' Another change for Conte: Eriksen comes on for Perisic.
39' Lukaku slots the ball into the net following an assist by Vidal, however the linesman's flag is raised for an offside against "Big Rom".
35' Yellow card for Perisic.
34' Young comes on for Sanchez with Perisic set to play on the shoulder of Lukaku.
34' Change for Inter: Lukaku comes on for Lautaro.
30' Double change for Sassuolo: Raspadori and Lopez leave the field to be replaced by Traore and Schiappacasse.
26' Muldur whips in a cross aimed at Berardi, but the latter can't find the net.
22' A brilliant move by the Nerazzurri concludes with a volley from Sanchez outside the area: he had the power but not the precision. His effort goes over the bar.
21' Lopez receives a yellow card for a foul on Sanchez.
15' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Gagliardini! Darmian plays the ball to Gagliardini who takes a touch and bends the ball into the bottom corner, beating Consigli. 0-3!!!
14' Double change for Sassuolo: Obiang comes on for Djuricic and Muldur replaces Toljan.
12' Rogerio comes in late on Skriniar. The Sassuolo number 6 picks up a yellow card.
10' Brilliant move by the Nerazzurri: Bastoni passes to Darmian who saw Lautaro's movement, trying to play him through. However, his right-footed first time shot travels over the bar.
8' Vidal arrives at the end of a Darmian cross and tries to head the ball back across goal. However, Consigili is wise to his efforts and intercepts the ball.
4' Locatelli comes in late on Barella. The Neroverde number 73 picks up a yellow card for his trouble.
3' Djuricic's effort from inside the area is closed down by de Vrij and put out for a corner.
1' The second half begins in Reggio Emilia: we continue where we left off with Inter leading 0-2 before the break. Let's go boys, FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
6.19
6.19
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Perisic
6.67
6.67
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Gagliardini
7.07
7.07
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Skriniar
7.06
7.06
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Martínez
7.05
7.05
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de Vrij
6.8
6.8
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Sensi
6.32
6.32
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Barella
6.64
6.64
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Bastoni
7.09
7.09
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Lukaku
6.17
6.17
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Sanchez
7.23
7.23
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Young
6.01
6.01
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Eriksen
6.03
6.03
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Hakimi
5.97
5.97
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Vidal
6.1
6.1
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Darmian
7.53
7.53
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Average rating 6.62 SEND RATINGS
3 shots on target 4
5 shots off target 5
16 fouls committed 13
6 corners 2
1 offsides 2
65% ball possession 35%

Inter have lost seven Serie A matches against Sassuolo, against no other team have they have suffered more defeats since 2015 (also seven against Juventus).

After a streak of four consecutive defeats against Sassuolo in Serie A, Inter haven’t lost any of their last three matches against the Neroverdi (W1 D2): they have never recorded a streak of four games in a row without losing against them.

Sassuolo and Inter have never drawn in Serie A at Mapei Stadium (four wins for the Neroverdi, three for the Nerazzurri): against no other side have Sassuolo played more games in this stadium without a draw (also against AC Milan).

Sassuolo (W5 D3) are one of three teams unbeaten in Serie A this season (alongside AC Milan and Juventus): only once in their history have the Neroverdi recorded a longer streak without defeat in the top-flight (11 between May and September 2015).

Inter have won 15 of their 23 away Serie A matches under Antonio Conte (D6 L2), more than any other team since the start of last season.

Although Sassuolo (140) and Inter (126) are the teams with the most sequences with 10+ passes in Serie A this season, only 21% of these (for the Neroverdi) and 22% (for the Nerazzurri) have finished with a shot or a touch in the opponent box: four teams have a higher percentage. 26% of total goals in the last 30 minutes of play in Serie A this season (25/96) have been scored by Sassuolo (14) and Inter (11) combined.

Domenico Berardi has scored in six of his last nine league matches against Inter. Among players currently in Serie A, only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (eight) has scored more goals than the Sassuolo striker (six) against the Nerazzurri in the top-flight.

Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi is the only player to have scored 10+ goals and provided 10+ assists in Serie A in 2020 calendar year. Only three other players in the top five European leagues have achieved this target so far: Bruno Fernandes, Lionel Messi and Thomas Müller.

In the three points for a win era, Romelu Lukaku (seven goals in 2020/21) is one of the three players that have scored at least seven goals in their first seven seasonal Serie A matches for Inter, alongside Christian Vieri (nine in 2001/02 and eight in 2002/03) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (seven in 2007/08).

wins(5) draws(0) defeats(4)

starting lineups

Consigli 47 1 Handanovic
Toljan 22 37 Skriniar
Chiriches 21 6 de Vrij
Ferrari 31 95 Bastoni
Rogerio 6 36 Darmian
Lopez 8 23 Barella
Locatelli 73 22 Vidal
Berardi 25 5 Gagliardini
Djuricic 10 14 Perisic
Boga 7 10 Martínez
Raspadori 18 7 Sanchez

substitutes

Pegolo 56 35 Stankovic
Marlon 2 97 Radu
Magnanelli 4 2 Hakimi
Ayhan 5 9 Lukaku
Peluso 13 12 Sensi
Obiang 14 13 Ranocchia
Muldur 17 15 Young
Traore 23 24 Eriksen
Oddei 30 33 D'Ambrosio
Bourabia 68
Kiriakopulos 77
Schiappacasse 91

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