Final score

6 January 2021 15:00

Sampdoria
38' Keita
23' Candreva (P)
2 - 1
Inter
20' (2nd half) de Vrij
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Passeri, Vivenzi / Fourth official: Massa / Assistants: Chiffi, Paganessi
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48' Half time at Marassi. The hosts have a two-goal lead at the break thanks to Candreva and Keita. The Nerazzurri missed a penalty and hit the post with the score still 0-0.
47' Lautaro not far wide: El Toro nods on from Hakimi's free-kick. Just off target!
45' Three minutes of added time.
45' Great play from Sanchez, who escapes from two opponents and shoots. Audero holds the shot.
42' Lautaro attempts an acrobatic finish to Barella's cross - much akin to his goal in Verona - but can't hit the target.
40' De Vrij is booked for a foul on Keita.
38' Keita doubles Samp's lead from Damsgaard's cross. 2-0.
36' Lautaro and Sanchez try to combine on the edge of the box, but the Chilean's ball is too long for El Toro.
35' With ten minutes to go in the first half, Sampdoria lead 1-0. Inter are pushing for the equaliser.
30' Gagliardini shoots from the edge of the box. His effort is deflected into the arms of Audero.
26' Young's free-kick is deflected into a dangerous area. Lautaro gets his head on it but can't direct his effort on target.
23' Candreva makes no mistake from the spot. He sends Handanovic the wrong way and gives the hosts the lead.
22' Barella also picks up a booking.
22' Valeri awards Sampdoria a penalty for a handball against Barella.
20' Adrien Silva's effort is blocked behind by Gagliardini. Corner to Samp.
19' The wall blocks Candreva's free-kick. Hakimi leads the break but is penalised for a foul on Thorsby.
17' Valeri awards a penalty to Samp for a handball against Lautaro, but a VAR review shows that it was outside the area. Free-kick to Samp and a booking for El Toro.
14' Tonelli's header from Candreva's free-kick hits the crossbar.
11' Audero denies Sanchez from the spot, Ashley Young hits the post on the rebound.
10' Valeri is notified of a handball by Thorsby in the box. Inter have a penalty after the on-field review.
9' Inter close to the lead: Gagliardini heads the corner on and Skriniar fires just wide of the post!
8' Sanchez sets up Ashley Young on the edge of the box. Audero produces a good save and tips the Englishman's effort over the bar.
6' Barella puts it into the box but neither Sanchez nor Lautaro can get on the end of it. Adrien Silva clears.
2' A first attempt from Lautaro is blocked by Colley and behind for an Inter corner.
1' The hosts get us underway at Marassi. FORZA INTER!!!!
1' Inter take on Sampdoria at the Ferraris on Serie A matchday 16 in their first away fixture of 2021.
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50' A final assault was not enough. It ends 2-1 at Marassi.
47' Sampdoria substitution: La Gumina replaces Keita.
46' Hakimi booked for dissent after a foul on Keita.
44' There will be five minutes of added time.
41' Erisken's free-kick cannons back off the wall. The Dane tries with his head but it's easy for Audero.
39' A coming-together between Askildsen on Hakimi. The Norwegian picks up a yellow card.
39' Keita goes into the book for a foul on de Vrij.
38' Perisic's header from Eriksen's corner flies over the crossbar.
35' Final Inter changes: D'Ambrosio replaces Skriniar. Vidal also comes on for Barella.
34' Lautaro dribbles it into the box but sees his effort saved by Audero.
32' Perisic's header is deflected behind. Corner to Inter.
30' Hakimi looks for Lukaku, but it's cut out by Colley, who goes to ground and wins a free-kick.
29' Double switch for the home team: Askildsen and Leris on, Adrien Silva and Jankto off.
27' Audero denies Lukaku with a smart save to maintain the hosts' lead.
25' Third Inter sub: Eriksen replaces Sanchez.
22' Samp sub: Bereszynski on for Tonelli.
21' Inter keep pushing. Lautaro's cross is deflected by Tonelli.
20' GOOOAAAAAAL! De Vrij! The Nerazzurri number 6 heads home from Brozovic's corner. Inter halve the deficit.
19' Lautaro flicks Perisic's cross on, Lukaku looks to get there but Audero gathers.
17' Second Inter change: Gagliardini makes way for Lukaku, Sanchez drops into the number 10 role.
11' Thorsby goes in late on Skriniar and picks up a yellow card.
10' Perisic feeds Lautaro, who shoots on the turn but can't hit the target.
9' Sampdoria escape on the counter. Jankto shoots and Handanovic gets down smartly to make the save.
8' Audero comes out to claim Brozovic's delivery from the free-kick.
6' Sanchez gets his head on Hakimi's cross but can't generate any power. Audero makes the save.
5' The Nerazzurri have set up the siege. Hakimi looks for Lautaro but the cross is cut out by Audero.
2' Lautaro meets Gagliardini's cross with his head, but it's just off target.
1' A change for Inter at the break: Ivan Perisic is on to replace Ashley Young.
1' We're back underway in Genoa. FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
3.82
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D'Ambrosio
4.93
4.93
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Brozovic
4.6
4.6
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Perisic
3.41
3.41
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Gagliardini
3.46
3.46
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Skriniar
5.35
5.35
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Martínez
5.38
5.38
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de Vrij
5.83
5.83
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Barella
4.7
4.7
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Bastoni
4.74
4.74
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Lukaku
5.23
5.23
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Sanchez
2.88
2.88
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Young
3.63
3.63
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Eriksen
5
5
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Hakimi
6.25
6.25
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Vidal
3.08
3.08
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3 shots on target 7
1 shots off target 7
13 fouls committed 18
4 corners 10
1 offsides 3
38% ball possession 62%

Inter have won each of their last six Serie A games against Sampdoria; only in 1951 have the Nerazzurri recorded seven consecutive wins against the Blucerchiati in the competition.

The last draw between Inter and Sampdoria in Serie A was back in October 2015 (1-1 with goals netted by Muriel and Perisic); since then, seven Nerazzurri wins against two for the Blucerchiati. After a streak of seven games, between 2015 and 2018, in which they had picked up only one point, Inter have won each of their last six Serie A matches played at Ferraris stadium against Sampdoria and Genoa.

Sampdoria have scored in each of their last 15 Serie A games at Ferraris stadium: the last time they had a longer such streak on home soil in the top-flight was back in 1994 (16).

Inter have won each of their last eight league games - in their Serie A history, only between October 2006 and February 2007 have they recorded a longer such streak: 17.

Inter have scored in each of their last 13 away Serie A matches (2.5 goals per match on average), going unbeaten during this period (W9 D4).

In the last 55 years, only two teams have scored 40+ goals in the first 15 matches of a Serie A season: Juventus in 2017/18 (41) and Inter in 2020/21 (40).

If Lautaro Martínez scores in this game (nine goals for him in 2020/21so far), Inter will have two players with 10+ goals after the first 16 matches in a Serie A season for the first time since 1958/59 (Angelillo and Firmani).

Should he feature, Inter’s Arturo Vidal (currently 399 apps) could become the first Chilean player to reach 400 appearances in the Top-5 European leagues in the 2000s.

wins(30) draws(21) defeats(13)

starting lineups

Audero 1 1 Handanovic
Yoshida 22 37 Skriniar
Colley 15 6 de Vrij
Tonelli 21 95 Bastoni
Augello 3 2 Hakimi
Candreva 87 23 Barella
Thorsby 18 77 Brozovic
Silva 5 5 Gagliardini
Damsgaard 38 15 Young
Jankto 14 10 Martínez
Keita 10 7 Sanchez

substitutes

Ravaglia 30 27 Padelli
Letica 34 97 Radu
Avogadri 35 9 Lukaku
Rocha 2 11 Kolarov
Verre 8 12 Sensi
Ramirez 11 13 Ranocchia
Askildsen 16 14 Perisic
Regini 19 22 Vidal
La Gumina 20 24 Eriksen
Bereszynski 24 33 D'Ambrosio
Leris 26 36 Darmian
Quagliarella 27

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