Final score

14 March 2021 15:00

Torino
25' (2nd half) Sanabria
1 - 2
Inter
40' (2nd half) Martínez
17' (2nd half) Lukaku (P)
Referee: Paolo Valeri / Linesmen: Ranghetti, Lo Cicero / Fourth official: Di Martino / Assistants: Fabbri, Mondin
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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!
Minute Text commentary
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!

Handanovic
5.69
5.69
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Brozovic
5.52
5.52
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Perisic
5.41
5.41
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Gagliardini
5.07
5.07
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Skriniar
6.42
6.42
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Vecino
6.09
6.09
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Martínez
7.75
7.75
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de Vrij
6.66
6.66
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Barella
6.04
6.04
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Bastoni
5.64
5.64
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Lukaku
5.79
5.79
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Sanchez
7.11
7.11
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Young
5.09
5.09
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Eriksen
6.73
6.73
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Hakimi
4.93
4.93
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Darmian
6.06
6.06
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Average rating 6 SEND RATINGS
3 shots on target 3
2 shots off target 6
11 fouls committed 12
1 corners 8
1 offsides 2
31% ball possession 69%

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).

wins(32) draws(26) defeats(32)
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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 IzzoThe 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!

MATCH SUMMARY

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'.

Referee: Valeri.
Assistants: Ranghetti, Lo Cicero.
Fourth Official: Di Martino.
VAR: Fabbri
VAR Assistant: Mondin.

starting lineups

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

substitutes

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
99 Pinamonti

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