14 March 2021 15:00
17' (2nd half) Lukaku (P)
|46'||The first half at the Olympic Grande Torino Stadium. The score is 0-0 so far|
|45'||There will be one minute of added time|
|44'||A fast throw-in from Lautaro for Perisic is followed by a cross from the left to Lukaku, who controls it in the middle of the area but also hand-balls it. Valeri blows the whistle for a Torino free-kick|
|40'||Barella crosses it in, but it's too close to Sirigu, who jumps to punch it out|
|39'||Murru has a burst of speed on the counter, gets into the area and hits it with his left, blocked by de Vrij|
|35'||Hakimi hits it on his right from the edge of the box, Lyanco challenges him and clears it|
|32'||Verdi hits it on his left from a tight angle: an easy save for Handanovic|
|28'||Torino look dangerous with a free-kick from Lyanco which Verdi gets on the end of on the edge of the five yard box|
|24'||A good move from Bastoni, getting into the area and trying to set up Lukaku in front of goal, but the Inter number nine puts a little bit too much on it|
|22'||An overdone cross from Bastoni in the final third. The ball is too long for Lautaro and Lukaku in the area to make use of it|
|20'||Barella crosses it in on his right after being played in by Hakimi. Bremer clears the area with a header|
|16'||Brozovic takes a corner on his right, de Vrij leaps to the centre of the area for the header but doesn't manage to hit the target.|
|13'||Barella plays in Gagliardini with a through ball. There was just a tiny bit too much on it for the Inter number five. Goal kick for Sirigu|
|10'||A tough challenge between Murru and Barella, with the number 23 going down in pain. They kick the ball out to pause the play so the Nerazzurri medics can come on|
|7'||A rogue ball on the Torino area after Lukaku's dangerous cross: Lautaro pounces on it but Lyanco closes him down and puts it out for a corner with a decisive tackle|
|4'||Inter come close to taking the lead from the off: Lautaro gets on the end of a cross from Perisic and shoots, but misses the target by a whisker!|
|1'||And we're off! The match vs Torino has begun: the Granata kick off. Come on boys, COME ON INTER!|
|1'||The teams are making their way onto the pitch. Conte has selected the same XI that beat Atalanta, with the only exception being the injured Vidal, replaced by Gagliardini|
|1'||Inter are at the Olympic Grande Torino Stadium, hosted by Davide Nicola's side, for the 27th Serie A matchday. The Nerazzurri are after their eighth consecutive league victory!|
|48'||And there goes the final whistle! Inter beat Torino and secure their eighth consecutive league victory, Sanbria got an equaliser but Lautaro finished them off with for a final score of 2-1!!!|
|45'||There will be three minutes of added time|
|44'||Double change also for Torino: Belotti and Gojak come on for Sanabria and Vojvoda|
|43'||Inter's final change sees Matias Vecino come on for Lautaro|
|43'||Double change for Inter: Darmian for Hakimi|
|40'||GOAAALLL! Lautarooooo! A brilliant goal from the "Toro" who heads it in past Sirigu and puts Inter back in the lead!!!|
|37'||Lautaro gives it to Lukaku who is tackled as he goes to shoot, ball goes out for a corner|
|35'||A change for Inter: Sanchez comes on for Brozovic|
|32'||A chance for Eriksen, played into an excellent position by Barella, but he hits the Granata wall|
|30'||The ball reaches Lukaku in the area, supported by Ashley Young, but "Big Rom" is offside|
|25'||Torino get an equaliser in the scramble with Sanabria putting it in after several rebounds. Both teams are level yet again|
|24'||A cross from Ansaldi seeks Zara, Young puts it out for a corner with a header|
|22'||A double change for Torino: Zaza and Ansaldi come on for Murru and Verdi|
|20'||A miraculous save from Sirigu, saving Hakimi's close-range shot with his feet|
|17'||GOAAALLL! Lukakuuuuu! "Big Rom" doesn't miss from the penalty spot, putting it past Sirigu to give Inter the lead!!!|
|16'||Izzo sends it to Lautaro in the area: penalty for Inter!|
|16'||Hakimi puts too much on his cross after a good move from the Nerazzurri|
|11'||Eriksen is also coming on, to replace Gagliardini|
|11'||Double change for Inter: Young comes on for Perisic|
|7'||Gagliardini is given a yellow for a late challenge on Verdi|
|6'||A chance for Inter: Hakimi plays Gagliardini in at the perfect moment but the header is off target|
|4'||A change for Torino: Linetty comes on for Baselli|
|3'||Brozovic takes a corner on his right, Skriniar jumps for it and heads it but the ball goes wide|
|2'||Inter are at it from the get-go: Barella crosses it in, Bremer gets in the way and puts it out for a corner|
|1'||The second half of Torino vs Inter begins with no chances for either side. Come on boys, COME ON INTER!|
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|2||shots off target||6|
After remaining unbeaten in five league games in a row against the Nerazzurri (W2 D3), Torino have lost each of their last three Serie A matches against Inter, conceding at least three goals in each game.
Torino and Inter have shared two wins each and two draws in their last six Serie A matches played in Turin; in five of these six games at least one of the two sides haven’t found the net.
Inter’s last Serie A defeat in a match played on Sunday at 3 p.m. was back in May 2017 against Genoa – they have recorded 11 wins and three draws since then.
Torino could lose consecutive Serie A matches for the first time since December 2020 (three in that case)
Inter’s Lautaro Martínez has scored exactly one goal in each of his last three Serie A matches against Torino - only against Cagliari has the Argentinian striker netted in more different games (four) in the competition.
Milan Skriniar’s three goals have won five points for Inter in Serie A this season: a joint-record for a defender in the current league season.
In the last nine Serie A matchdays, Inter have picked up 25 points (W8 D1), at least six more than any other side, while also conceding a league-low two goals (at least three fewer than any other team).
Inter have scored 10 goals from corners in Serie A this season season, just one fewer than they managed in the whole of last season (11).
|14 March 2021||1-2||63' Lukaku(Rig), 71' Sanabria, 86' Martínez,||fixture|
|23 November 2019||0-3||12' Martínez, 32' de Vrij, 58' Lukaku,||fixture|
|27 January 2019||1-0||35' Izzo,||fixture|
|8 April 2018||1-0||36' Ljajic,||fixture|
|18 March 2017||2-2||27' Kondogbia, 33' Baselli, 59' Acquah, 62' Candreva,||fixture|
|8 November 2015||0-1||32' Kondogbia,||fixture|
|31 August 2014||0-0||fixture|
|20 October 2013||3-3||21' Farnerud, 46' Guarin, 55' Immobile, 57' Palacio, 73' Palacio, 92' Bellomo||fixture|
|16 September 2012||0-2||13' Milito, 86' Cassano||fixture|
|21 September 2008||1-3||24' Faioli a. 'Mancini', 26' Maicon, 52' Ibrahimovic, 76' Abbruscato||fixture|
|20 April 2008||0-1||30' Cruz||fixture|
|13 January 2007||1-3||61' Fiore, 62' Ibrahimovic, 25' Adriano, 87' Materazzi (Rig)||fixture|
|2 February 2003||0-2||48' Vieri, 56' Okan||fixture|
|23 September 2001||0-1||72' Kallon (R)||fixture|
|26 September 1999||0-1||75' Vieri||fixture|
|18 February 1996||0-1||16' Branca|
|4 September 1994||0-2||42' Sosa, 89' Bergkamp|
|27 February 1994||2-0||45' Poggi P., 56' Cois|
|24 January 1993||1-2||61' Rig. Sosa, 62' Fontolan, 67' Aut. Paganin|
|3 November 1991||0-0|
|23 September 1990||2-0||51' Martin Vasquez, 79' Lentini|
|18 June 1989||2-0||54' Skoro, 73' Muller|
|4 October 1987||1-1||55' Ferri, 62' Matteoli|
|29 March 1987||0-0|
|13 April 1986||1-0||67' Comi|
|14 October 1984||1-1||21' Bergomi, 56' Serena|
|29 January 1984||3-1||13' Collovati, 15' Rig. Hernandez, 33' Schachner, 84' Rig. Hernandez|
|10 October 1982||0-0|
|7 February 1982||0-1||36' Rig. Beccalossi|
|26 April 1981||0-1||19' Prohaska|
|4 November 1979||0-0|
|29 October 1978||3-3||9' Muraro, 23' Pulici, 52' Erba, 58' Scanziani, 70' Beccalossi, 80' Iorio|
|2 October 1977||1-0||61' Graziani|
|7 November 1976||1-0||85' Rig. Pulici|
|2 November 1975||2-1||18' Pulici, 85' Gorin, 88' Rig. Boninsegna|
|11 May 1975||2-3||8' Graziani, 19' Moro, 53' Mariani, 82' Boninsegna, 89' Rig. Pulici|
|4 November 1973||2-2||30' Fedele, 47' Pulici, 57' Boninsegna, 59' Mozzini|
|25 March 1973||4-0||10' Sala, 71' Sala, 81' Rig. Pulici, 84' Pulici|
|27 February 1972||2-1||37' Pulici, 60' Boninsegna, 84' Aut. Mazzola|
|14 March 1971||0-2||19' Boninsegna, 70' Facchetti|
|25 January 1970||0-0|
|1 December 1968||2-1||11' Miniussi (Aut), 22' Facchin, 50' Corso|
|31 March 1968||2-3||19' Poletti (Rig), 21' Combin, 26' Facchetti, 64' Domenghini, 75' Facchetti|
|6 November 1966||0-2||44' Facchetti, 77' Mazzola|
|6 March 1966||1-2||16' Suarez, 83' Puia, 86' Cappellini|
|17 January 1965||0-0|
|9 February 1964||0-2||7' Jair, 59' Mazzola|
|13 January 1963||1-1||23' Di Giacomo, 42' Locatelli(Rig)|
|7 January 1962||0-0|
|1 January 1961||0-1||41' Corso|
|28 December 1958||0-5||37' Lindskog, 48' Corso, 54' Firmani, 79' Firmani, 84' Firmani|
|26 January 1958||2-3||17' Armano (Rig), 40' Masiero, 64' Arce, 73' Angelillo, 86' Masiero|
|18 November 1956||1-1||9' Ricagni, 21' Massei|
|18 March 1956||0-2||85' Massei, 88' Invernizzi|
|3 October 1954||1-1||55' Armano, 57' Buhtz|
|10 January 1954||1-1||8' Mazza, 68' Buhtz|
|28 September 1952||1-1||52' Nyers, 70' Pratesi|
|9 March 1952||1-0||7' Pratesi|
|10 June 1951||2-1||19' Motta, 46' Ploeger, 57' Pozzi|
|30 April 1950||1-0||24' Gremese II|
|12 December 1948||4-2||3' Mazzola, 42' Menti II, 52' Armano, 53' Ossola, 66' Nyers (Rig), 72' Menti II|
|7 December 1947||5-0||20' Menti, 30' Loik, 32' Mazzola, 49' Fabian, 64' Gabetto|
|30 March 1947||5-2||1' Grezar, 14' Neri, 19' Neri, 30' Mazzola, 31' Menti, 55' Gabetto, 57' Mazzola|
|26 May 1946||1-0||30' Gabetto|
|7 April 1946||1-0||43' Gabetto|
|17 January 1943||1-3||33' Gaddoni, 57' Menti, 73' Gaddoni, 80' Rebuzzi|
|9 November 1941||1-1||12' Demaria, 14' Borel|
|12 January 1941||5-5||8' Ussello, 10' capri, 12' Candiani, 19' Aut. Baldi, 24' Guarnieri, 34' Mascheroni, 40' Mascheroni, 42' Ossola, 56' Guarnieri, 74' Frossi|
|19 November 1939||0-1||61' Demaria|
|18 December 1938||2-1||10' Petron, 15' Campatelli, 75' Gaddoni|
|10 April 1938||1-1||71' Ferrari, 82' Baldi III|
|14 March 1937||1-2||5' Buscaglia, 18' Frossi, 60' Frossi|
|29 December 1935||3-3||3' De Vincenzi, 4' Meazza, 9' Bo, 58' Ferrari, 85' Baldi III, 87' Buscaglia|
|27 January 1935||1-2||7' Porta, 47' Baldi III, 66' Meazza|
|29 April 1934||1-0|
|13 November 1932||3-2||31' Levratto, 58' Busoni, 64' Janni, 68' Levratto, 76' Rig. Silaro|
|7 February 1932||2-1||13' Meazza, 25' Bertolo, 34' Silano|
|19 October 1930||6-0||22' Libonatti, 31' Prato, 47' Prato, 72' Rossetti, 75' Silano, 82' Prato|
|8 June 1930||4-1||4' Rossetti, 30' Casaro, 45' Conti, 48' Imberti, 69' Imberti|
|25 May 1928||3-2||Conti, Meazza|
|1 May 1927||2-1||Bernardini|
|6 December 1925||2-1||Schoenfeld|
|30 November 1924||1-2||E.Rivolta, Conti|
|12 November 1922||6-0|
|2 April 1922||2-2||2 Pietroboni|
|7 March 1920||6-6||2 Aebi, 2agradi, Scheilder, Asti|
|18 April 1915||2-2||Aebi, Asti|
|17 December 1911||2-1||Aebi|
|18 December 1910||0-1 (tav)|
|5 December 1909||3-4||2 Capra, Engler, Peterly|
TURIN – Traditionally, tea is drunk between 16:30 and 17:00. Right in the middle, at approximately 16:45, Lautaro Martinez, Alexis Sanchez and Achraf Hakimi sat on the pitch and mimicked preparing a drink. They laughed and took delight in what had just happened. This is our point of departure for today’s match report, with the trio celebrating one of the Nerazzurri’s best and perhaps most important goal of the season: a wonderful headed finish from El Toro against il Toro. It’s become a bit of a habit for the Argentine, who has found the net four times in four matches against the Granata. Some things are just meant to be…
A joyous end to a sunny but windy afternoon after a complicated match. But we knew that this was going to be the case. Inter didn’t play particularly brilliantly, but they managed to come away from the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino with another three points. It’s the Nerazzurri’s eighth consecutive victory, and it was achieved thanks to Lukaku’s penalty and Lautaro’s extraordinary header in the second half. Everyone once again made a contribution, with Eriksen and Sanchez giving Inter that extra bit of spark after coming on. In the closing stages, Vecino, who’d been out since 9 July, also made an appearance. A great day when all is said and done.
Antonio Conte (who was serving a suspension, meaning Cristian Stellini stood in on the touchline) made one change to the side that beat Atalanta on Monday, with Gagliardini replacing Christian Eriksen in midfield. Torino, meanwhile, lined up with Verdi and Sanabria up front as Belotti started on the bench.
It was a match that went as expected: in their 3-5-2 formation, the Granata sat deep and remained compact, aiming to deprive Lukaku and Lautaro of space. Inter mostly looked to use the flanks to get in behind, with Barella and Hakimi showing some promising signs down the right. ‘Promising’ could be used to describe the Nerazzurri’s start too, as Lautaro had two good chances in the first seven minutes. In the fourth minute, he sent a header off target following some excellent work by Perisic; then, three minutes later, the Granata defence got in the way just as he was looking to pull the trigger from inside the box.
Was a Nerazzurri siege forthcoming? No, because the hosts steadied themselves, sitting deep, putting Bremer on Lukaku and trying to counter and find Verdi and Sanabria. The Granata remained focused despite seeing very little of the ball, and they almost took a shock lead. Indeed, Lyanco had a huge chance following a free kick played in from the left, with the Brazilian hitting the inside of the post with a header from close range. It was an opportunity that gave Torino a boost in confidence, and they began to put more moves together, especially towards the left side of the pitch. As for Inter, plenty of crosses were heading into the box, but they were struggling to create anything of note.
Inter were searching for a breakthrough, probing the opposition’s defence. The chance came after the 60th minute, just after Young and Eriksen had made their way onto the pitch. It was none other than the Dane who ignited the spark between Lautaro and Lukaku: the Belgian battled away, won the ball and played it to Lautaro, who was fouled by Izzo. The penalty was impeccably converted by Lukaku to make it 1-0. The Nerazzurri went after a second straight away, and it was their best move of the match: the inspiration came from Skrinar, Lautaro pulled the ball back and Hakimi hit it, but Sirigu saved with his feet.
The second goal hadn’t arrived and, incredibly, an equaliser came in the 70th minute: Sanabria found the net after a scramble following a corner. The final 20 minutes took a different turn for Inter, who were under pressure to find the goal while also not wanting to concede space to Zaza, who had just come on. Sanchez’s entry revitalised the Inter attack: the Chilean was the catalyst for all of the team's passes, dribbles and switches and gave the Nerazzurri energy. The goal came from an assist on his right, an arching ball which Lautaro headed in for a marvellous goal.
Inter were ahead again. It hadn’t been perfect, but Conte’s men were on their way to a crucial victory. The final few minutes saw Inter defend in a compact fashion: from Vecino to the monumental Skriniar, Torino were kept at bay. Eight victories in a row, 65 points!
TORINO (3-5-2): 39 Sirigu; 5 Izzo, 4 Lyanco, 3 Bremer; 27 Vojvoda (10 Gojak 89'), 8 Baselli (77 Linetty 49'), 38 Mandragora, 7 Lukic, 29 Murru (15 Ansaldi 67'); 24 Verdi (11 Zaza 67'), 19 Sanabria (9 Belotti 89').
Substitutes: 18 Ujkani, 32 Milinkovic-Savic, 13 Rodriguez, 26 Bonazzoli, 45 Ferigra, 99 Buongiorno.
Coach: Davide Nicola.
INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 de Vrij, 95 Bastoni; 2 Hakimi (36 Darmian 89'), 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic (7 Sanchez 81'), 5 Gagliardini (24 Eriksen 56'), 14 Perisic (15 Young 56'); 9 Lukaku, 10 Lautaro (8 Vecino 89').
Substitutes: 27 Padelli, 97 Radu, 11 Kolarov, 12 Sensi, 13 Ranocchia, 33 D'Ambrosio, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Cristian Stellini.
Goalscorers: 62' Lukaku (I) pen., 70' Sanabria (T), 85' Lautaro (I)
Bookings: Gagliardini (I)
Added time: 1' - 3'.
Assistants: Ranghetti, Lo Cicero.
Fourth Official: Di Martino.
VAR Assistant: Mondin.
|Sirigu 39||1 Handanovic|
|Izzo 5||37 Skriniar|
|Lyanco 4||6 de Vrij|
|Bremer 3||95 Bastoni|
|Vojvoda 27||2 Hakimi|
|Baselli 8||23 Barella|
|Mandragora 38||77 Brozovic|
|Lukic 7||5 Gagliardini|
|Murru 29||14 Perisic|
|Verdi 24||10 Martínez|
|Sanabria 19||9 Lukaku|
|Ujkani 18||97 Radu|
|Milinkovic-Savic 32||27 Padelli|
|Belotti 9||7 Sanchez|
|Gojak 10||8 Vecino|
|Zaza 11||11 Kolarov|
|Rodriguez 13||12 Sensi|
|Ansaldi 15||13 Ranocchia|
|Bonazzoli 26||15 Young|
|Ferigra 45||24 Eriksen|
|Linetty 77||33 D'Ambrosio|
|Buongiorno 99||36 Darmian|