Final score

11 April 2021 12:30

Inter
32' (2nd half) Darmian
1 - 0
Cagliari
Referee: Luca Pairetto / Linesmen: Valeriani, Imperiale / Fourth official: Massimi / Assistants: Massa, Lo Cicero
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45' The first half at San Siro ends with no added time: 0-0 the score so far between Inter and Cagliari, a lunchtime fixture on matchday 30 of Serie A
44' After a scramble in the Rossoblu area, Eriksen goes for the shot but his attempt is blocked by Zappa
40' Another great save from Vicario, this time on a shot from Darmian at close-range
39' Nainggolan goes for a long-shot on his right, Handanovic saves it
37' Eriksen plays in Darmian nicely, who sets up Lukaku in the middle of the box: "Big Rom" hits it first time but doesn't connect properly with the ball
33' The Nerazzurri are on the break with Sanchez and Lukaku but they make a mess of the final phase. Inter's goal-scoring opportunity fades away
29' Sanchez shows great perseverance, skipping his way past two opponents and then goes for the shot. A straightforward save for Vicario
24' Sensi hits it on the turn from the edge of the area: the ball just about goes wide, past Vicario's left
22' Eriksen takes a free-kick in the final third, Skriniar and Bastoni get on the rebound but Vicario takes control of the situation
17' Sanchez puts Lukaku in for the assist, but the linesman flags for offside. Goal disallowed
15' Nandez goes for the cross from the left again: Skriniar heads it away. The Nerazzurri defence are wide awake
11' A spectacular save from Vicario, denying a great shot from Eriksen from the edge of the box on his right. Corner for Inter
9' Sensi plays in a through ball for Sanchez, who doesn't quite manage to get on the end of it
5' A nice phase of play from the Nerazzurri and a dangerous cross from Sensi, Cagliari's defence just about save themselves
3' Nandez crosses it in from the left, de Vrij comes out to the middle of the area and clears it!
1' Everything is in place for the first whistle: the match commences at Pairetto's call! The hosts kick off. Come on boys, COME ON INTER!
1' The two teams are making their way onto the pitch. The match is set to begin very soon!
1' The Nerazzurri are starring in the lunchtime fixture for Serie A's 30th matchday: Leonardo Semplici's Cagliari side are at San Siro. Inter are playing with the usual 3-5-2 formation: Sanchez is teaming up with Lukaku up front
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48' And there we have it! The final whistle at San Siro: the eleventh consecutive victory for the Nerazzurri, who beat Cagliari thanks to a goal from Darmian, which puts them 11 points clear of AC Milan!
47' Nainggolan takes Lukaku down from behind. Yellow card for the Belgian centre-midfielder
45' There will be three minutes of added time
45' Double change for Cagliari: Cerri and Gaston Pereiro come on for Pavoletti and Zappa
43' Zappa crosses it in and Joao Pedro goes for the header but misses the target
41' Nandez crosses it in from the edge of the area, Handanovic comes out and takes control
39' Cagliari's Simeone comes on for Rugani
39' Final change for Conte: D'Ambrosio replaces Darmian
36' Vecino also comes on for Sensi
36' Conte brings on fresh legs: Gagliardini replaces Eriksen
32' GOAAALLLL! Darmiaaaaaaan! A great phase of play from the Nerazzurri: Hakimi plays in a long ball down the right which Darmian gets on the end of and finishes with ease: 1-0 !!!
31' The Nerazzurri lay siege but Brozovic is blocked by Carboni after several attempts
27' A change for Cagliari: Asamoah comes on for Duncan
25' It's also Lautaro's time to shine, replacing Sanchez
25' Double change for Conte: Hakimi comes on for Young
24' De Vrij hits the crossbar, then jumps to head it in for a certain goal but is denied by the woodwork!
23' Eriksen crosses it in, Rugani heads it out for an Inter corner. A huge push from the Nerazzurri, who are trying to seize the lead!
20' Sanchez plays a through ball to Lukaku but he doesn't quite get there in time, Vicario comes out and takes care of it
16' The Nerazzurri look powerful: Lukaku goes for a long-shot on his right, Vicario stretches for it and makes another great save
12' Eriksen hits it on his right from long range, Vicario denies yet another attempt. The ball is tipped over the bar for an Inter corner
10' Brozovic crosses it in, Lukaku gets his head on it but misses the target
8' Lukaku plays Sanchez in, who looks for a one-two rather than playing through Eriksen behind him. A great chance wasted for Inter
7' Brozovic gets a yellow after an exchange with Joao Pedro
6' Duncan crosses it in but it's too high for Joao Pedro, who only manages to skim it. It goes out for a Nerazzurri goal kick
2' Sensi goes for it: a dangerous right-footed shot from an angle, Vicario makes yet another decisive save
1' The second half commences with no changes to either side: Lukaku kicks off. Come on boys, COME ON INTER!

Handanovic
6.5
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D'Ambrosio
5.76
5.76
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Brozovic
6.62
6.62
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Gagliardini
5.36
5.36
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Skriniar
7.03
7.03
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Vecino
5.48
5.48
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Martínez
6.64
6.64
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de Vrij
7.14
7.14
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Sensi
6.32
6.32
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Bastoni
6.79
6.79
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Lukaku
6.4
6.4
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Sanchez
4.7
4.7
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Young
5.5
5.5
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Eriksen
7.13
7.13
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Hakimi
7.14
7.14
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Darmian
7.55
7.55
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Average rating 6.38 SEND RATINGS
7 shots on target 1
5 shots off target 1
10 fouls committed 12
5 corners 0
2 offsides 1
53% ball possession 47%

 

  • Inter have failed to score in only one of their last 37 Serie A meetings against Cagliari (0-2 defeat in April 2013).
  • Cagliari have won only two of their last 19 Serie A away matches against Inter, suffering 12 defeats in the process (D5).
  • Cagliari’s last Serie A clean sheet away from home against Inter dates back to March 1992 (0-0) - since then, the Nerazzurri have scored 47 goals in 22 matches (2.1 per game on average).

 

 

  • Cagliari have scored the fewest Serie A goals since the beginning of 2021 - just 10 goals in 15 games since the turn of the year.
  • Inter have the highest shot conversion rate in Serie A this season (16.2%), whilst opponents Cagliari have the lowest (9.5%).

 

 

  • Romelu Lukaku has delivered nine assists in Serie A this season - only three Inter players have had more in the competition since we have this data available (2004/05) - Maicon, 11 in 2009/10, Candreva, 10 in 2016/17 and Stankovic, 10 in 2006/07.
  • Inter striker Lautaro Martínez has scored four goals and delivered one assist in five Serie A meetings against Cagliari, finding the net in each of his four such games as a starter.

 

wins(25) draws(10) defeats(7)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 31 Vicario
Skriniar 37 24 Rugani
de Vrij 6 2 Godin
Bastoni 95 44 Carboni
Darmian 36 25 Zappa
Sensi 12 8 Marin
Brozovic 77 4 Nainggolan
Eriksen 24 32 Duncan
Young 15 18 Nandez
Sanchez 7 10 Joao Pedro
Lukaku 9 30 Pavoletti

substitutes

Radu 97 1 Aresti
Padelli 27 34 Ciocci
Hakimi 2 3 Tripaldelli
Gagliardini 5 9 Simeone
Vecino 8 15 Klavan
Martínez 10 16 Calabresi
Ranocchia 13 19 Asamoah
Perisic 14 20 Pereiro
D'Ambrosio 33 22 Lykogiannis
Pinamonti 99 27 Cerri
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