21 August 2021 18:30
29' (2nd half) Vidal
|48'||The first half ends with Inter two goals to the good thanks to Skriniar and Calhanoglu|
|47'||Brozovic plays a slide-rule pass for Perisic and he finishes clinically but the ref rules it out after a VAR check|
|45'||There'll be three minutes of added time|
|44'||Inter fail to clear their lines and Pandev finds Kallon but he turns it wide!|
|41'||Inter break forward with Sensi, Brozovic and Dzeko but Genoa manage to shut out the final pass for the striker|
|38'||Perisic exchanges passes with Calhanoglu at the top of the box but then can't pick out Barella on the penalty spot. Another good chance for a third!|
|37'||Inter looking for more as Brozovic sees an effort turned behind for a corner|
|36'||Skriniar finds Sensi with a through ball, the Italian looks for Dzeko but Genoa put it out for a throw-in|
|33'||Sensi wins the ball off Biraschi but the ref says it's a foul|
|29'||Bastoni goes on a superb run driving forward all the way into the box but is blocked before he can shoot. Corner to Inter|
|27'||Brozovic volleys wide from the edge of box|
|25'||There's a much-needed cooling break on this very hot afternoon in San Siri|
|24'||Dzeko hits the bar! Calhanoglu plays a delightful crossfield pass to Darmian, who centres for the Bosnian, but his shot on the swivel comes off the frame of the goal|
|21'||Barella bursts forward and plays in Perisic for the cross. Sirigu claws at it then Rovella clears the lines|
|18'||After a scintillating start, the pace has dropped a touch now. But Inzaghi's men are still pushing forward|
|14'||GOAAAAAAL!!! Calhanoglu with a brilliant finish from outside the box! 2-0!|
|12'||Inter almost score a second! Barella plays in Calhanoglu, who chests down for Brozovic but the Croat's shot is turned behind by Sirigu|
|9'||Genoa try to respond. Rovella plays in Kallon but the striker can't get his effort on target|
|6'||SKRINIAR! Calhanoglu curls in a corner and the defender rises highest to power home a header!|
|2'||Early chance! Calhanoglu sends in a free kick, Bastoni knocks it down and De Vrij shoots over!|
|1'||Here we go! Goran Pandev takes the opening kick and Inter v Genoa is under way! FORZA INTER!|
|1'||The teams are out on the pitch. We're almost ready to go!|
|1'||San Siro and the champions of Italy welcome the fans back to the Meazza as Inzaghi's side host Genoa for this 2021/22 Serie A opener|
|49'||Full time. What a start! The champions of Italy begin their title defence with a 4-0 win over Genoa, Skriniar, Calhanoglu, Vidal and Dzeko the scorers|
|45'||There'll be four minutes of stoppage time|
|42'||DZEKO!!! That's his first goal for the club as he rises to head Vidal's cross past Sirigu. 4-0!|
|39'||Time for Denzel Dumfries to make his Nerazzurri debut. Bastoni goes off|
|38'||Bianchi has a go from outside the box but it's straight down Handanovic's throat|
|33'||Vecino picks up a booking within seconds of entering the fray|
|32'||Barella also receives the crowd's applause as he makes way for Matias Vecino|
|32'||Martin Satriano comes on for Hakan Calhanoglu to make his first-team debut. The Turk meanwhile is applauded off after an impressive display|
|31'||Sirigu comes to Genoa's rescue again, turning away Dimarco's shot|
|29'||NUMBER THREE! Sirigu's palms away Dzeko's shot, Barella sets up Vidal with a cheeky backheel and the Chilean fires home!|
|26'||Time for the second cooling break of the game. It's still 2-0 here at the Meazza|
|26'||Genoa make their final change, with Melegoni replacing Sturaro|
|25'||Sirigu pulls off a stunning save to keep out Dzeko's header from Dimarco's corner|
|23'||Dimarco also comes on, with Perisic making way|
|23'||Simone Inzaghi makes his first sub: Vidal replaces Sensi|
|23'||Perisic is played in by Calhanoglu but his shot is deflected behind for a corner|
|21'||Sturaro is shown the yellow card for a nasty challenge on Barella|
|17'||Rovella tries his luck from distance: it ends up in the stands|
|15'||Inter have a couple of openings to put this one to bed but Calhanoglu and Sensi can't get the final ball right|
|12'||Chance for Genoa: Pandev sets up Sabelli but Handanovic saves|
|11'||Inter have another goal disallowed. Calhanoglu is denied his second of the game as Perisic was offside at the start of the move|
|9'||Genoa make a fourth substitution: Favilli is on for Kallon|
|7'||A delightful chest-down by Dzeko for the onrushing Calhanoglu but Serpe slides in to make the block|
|6'||Perisic stands up a lovely ball to the back stick. Sensi can only get a touch on it then Barella fails to hit the target|
|2'||Kallon's angled effort is easily saved by Handanovic|
|1'||Ballardini looks to shake up his side with three half-time changes: Sabelli, Bianchi and Serpe are on for Biraschi, Hernani and Cambiaso|
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|8||shots on target||5|
|8||shots off target||6|
Genoa’s midfielder Hernani has had a hand in two goals in his last two Serie A meetings against Inter: one at the Meazza in October 2020 and one at the Tardini last March.
Genoa have won their last two Serie A away games without conceding: they have registered three such wins in a row without conceding in the top-flight only once before in their history, in January 2009 under Gian Piero Gasperini.
This could be Edin Dzeko’s 200th Serie A appearance: the new Inter striker has been involved in eight league goals against Genoa (three goals, five assists): against no other side has he had a hand in more goals.
On Saturday August 21st 2021, Inter will play a Serie A match as the title-holder for the first time since 22/05/2011 against Catania (3-1 under Leonardo, 3744 days ago).
Inter have won their last 16 home Serie A matches, only three teams have had a longer winning home streak in the competition: Torino in 1948 (21), AC Milan in 1950 (19) and Juventus in 2014 (25) and 2017 (33).
Inter have won their last six Serie A matches against Genoa by an aggregate score of 21-0; they’ve only had a longer run without conceding against a single side in the competition in 2008 versus Reggina (11 games).
|21 August 2021||4-0||6' Skriniar, 14' Calhanoglu, 77' Vidal, 90' Dzeko,||fixture|
|28 February 2021||3-0||1' Lukaku, 70' Darmian, 78' Sanchez,||fixture|
|21 December 2019||4-0||31' Lukaku, 32' Gagliardini, 64' Esposito(Rig), 71' Lukaku,||fixture|
|3 November 2018||5-0||14' Gagliardini, 16' Politano, 52' Gagliardini, 94' Joao Mario, 96' Nainggolan,||fixture|
|24 September 2017||1-0||88' D'Ambrosio,||fixture|
|11 December 2016||2-0||38' Brozovic, 71' Brozovic,||fixture|
|5 December 2015||1-0||63' Ljajic,||fixture|
|11 January 2015||3-1||12' Palacio, 40' Icardi, 86' Izzo, 89' Vidic,||fixture|
|25 August 2013||2-0||75' Nagatomo, 92' Palacio||fixture|
|22 December 2012||1-1||80' Immobile, 88' Cambiasso||fixture|
|1 April 2012||5-4||13' Milito, 27' Milito, 38' Samuel, 47' Moretti, 61' Palacio(Rig), 76' Zarate, 82' Gilardino(Rig), 87' Milito(Rig), 92' Gilardino(Rig)||fixture|
|6 March 2011||5-2||40' Palacio, 50' Pazzini, 51' Eto'o , 57' Eto'o , 71' Pandev, 84' Nagatomo, 90' Boselli||fixture|
|7 March 2010||0-0||fixture|
|26 October 2008||0-0||fixture|
|31 October 2007||4-1||8' Cordoba, 50' Cambiasso, 73' Konko, 74' Suazo, 88' Cruz (Rig)||fixture|
|9 April 1995||2-0||30' Delvecchio, 75' Sosa|
|26 March 1994||1-3||3' Schillaci, 18' Ruotolo, 26' Skuhravy, 90' Ruotolo|
|3 January 1993||4-0||5' Battistini, 49' Sosa, 64' Ferri, 83' Shalimov|
|15 December 1991||2-2||16' Brehme, 61' Aguilera, 72' Eranio, 80' Pizzi|
|6 January 1991||2-1||16' Rig. Matthaus, 53' Klinsmann, 72' Eranio|
|10 December 1989||1-0||63' Serena B.|
|25 March 1984||1-1||58' Altobelli, 76' Briaschi|
|21 November 1982||2-1||6' Altobelli, 84' Faccenda, 88' Bergamaschi|
|1 November 1981||0-0|
|15 January 1978||2-0||8' Anastasi, 60' Altobelli|
|21 November 1976||1-0||30' Anastasi|
|7 October 1973||0-0|
|21 February 1965||4-1||7' Rivara (Aut), 27' Mazzola (Rig), 55' Mazzola, 57' Corso, 81' Dalmonte|
|29 January 1964||1-0||21' Milani|
|10 March 1963||6-0||11' Corso, 50' Maschio, 55' Suarez, 60' Suarez (Rig), 65' Mazzola, 76' Suarez|
|27 December 1959||2-0||65' Invernizzi, 70' Angelillo|
|15 February 1959||4-1||4' Firmani, 50' Angelillo (Rig), 58' Barison (Rig9, 87' Firmani, 89' Lindskog|
|22 December 1957||1-0||46' Skoglund|
|14 April 1957||2-0||43' Dorigo, 66' Savioni|
|6 May 1956||3-0||15' Skoglund, 61' Lorenzi, 87' Lorenzi|
|17 April 1955||0-1||38' Dal Monte|
|27 December 1953||1-0||26' Fattori|
|17 June 1951||5-2||9' Wilkes, 12' Skoglund, 31' Mellberg, 35' Skoglund, 59' Mellberg, 67' Wilkes, 84' Skoglund|
|7 May 1950||4-2||6' Lorenzi, 32' Basso (Aut), 43' Wilkes, 74' Armano, 85' Giovannini (Aut), 89' Wilkes|
|13 February 1949||2-1||21' Odone, 32' Amadei, 69' Nyers|
|23 November 1947||1-0||17' Aut. Cappellini|
|2 March 1947||2-1||2' Dalla Torre, 3' Muci, 9' Neri|
|23 December 1945||9-1||7' Barsanti, 13' Penzo, 23' Candiani, 25' Penzo, 26' Fabbri, 38' Allasio, 47' Penzo, 58' Penzo, 64' Achilli, 83' Penzo|
|6 December 1942||3-0||25' Candiani, 78' Rig. Candiani, 80' Gaddoni|
|24 May 1942||1-1||31' cominelli, 33' Ispiro|
|9 March 1941||4-0||60' Aut. Sardelli, 86' Candiani, 88' Campatelli, 90' Ferraris|
|21 April 1940||2-1||3' Genta, 43' Ferraris II, 55' Demaria|
|1 January 1939||1-0||50' Rovelli|
|6 March 1938||0-0|
|3 January 1937||0-1||58' Rig. Scarabello|
|12 January 1936||3-0||38' Demaria, 60' Meazza, 75' De Vincenzi|
|17 December 1933||5-0||9' Demaria, 44' Demaria, 57' Meazza, 59' Demanzano, 83' Serantoni|
|11 June 1933||0-2||66' Ferrari, 75' Esposto|
|26 May 1932||3-1||7' Levratto, 28' Mariani, 35' Meazza, 66' Rig. Meazza|
|4 January 1931||2-0||55' Meazza, 86' Blasevich|
|15 June 1930||3-3||4' Levratto, 14' Bodini I, 22' Meazza, 26' Levratto, 30' Meazza, 53' Meazza|
|9 May 1929||0-1|
|29 June 1928||2-2||2 Bernardini|
|3 July 1927||2-3||Conti, E.Rivolta|
|14 November 1926||2-1||Bernardini, Powolny|
|1 March 1925||2-1||2 L.Cevenini III|
|28 October 1923||0-2 Tav|
|30 April 1922||1-4||Aebi|
|16 May 1915||1-3||Agradi|
|19 April 1914||2-2||L.Cevenini III, Bavastro|
|3 November 1912||2-3||Bontadini, Aebi|
|7 January 1912||1-3||C.Payer I|
|26 March 1911||0-3|
|12 December 1909||2-0||Peterly, Schuler|
MILAN - There’s nothing quite like coming home. On Saturday night at the San Siro, it was an occasion for goosebumps. Because you can’t beat being there. And we were back, supporting the team, cheering on the boys, and singing proudly as champions of Italy. 27,402 voices united as one to back the 11 Nerazzurri on the pitch.
The season kicked off in the same way the last one ended with three points, a hatful of goals and an unforgettable spectacle. Inter marked the return of their faithful supporters by putting on a show as they tore through Genoa for a stunning 4-0 win.
Edin Dzeko and Hakan Calhanoglu are the new faces of Inzaghi's Inter. The Nerazzurri lined up in a 3-5-1-1 formation against Genoa's 3-5-2, who were aiming to keep it tight at the back and rely on Pandev and Kallon front, a strikeforce with 18 years between them. It only took two minutes to set the mood for the evening, with the Nerazzurri's set-piece routines and overlapping defenders constantly causing problems for the opposition. Stefan de Vrij skied an effort from a good position, and then in the 6th minute came the first roar of joy when Calhanoglu's corner found Milan Skriniar's head in the box.
It was lift-off for Inzaghi’s Inter in a cacophonous San Siro and the Nerazzurri were off and running. In the 12th minute, Marcelo Brozovic hit a shot from the edge of the box that found its way into Salvatore Sirigu’s hands. But the Genoa goalkeeper could do nothing two minutes later when Calhanoglu hit an unstoppable shot from 20 yards out that curled into the corner to make it 2-0. 14 minutes into his debut, the Turkish international had already registered a goal and an assist.
Inter showed no signs of letting up and continued to grind away, with Genoa not able to find any space. In the 24th minute, Dzeko took the ball on his chest and spun to hit a volley against the crossbar. Davide Ballardini's side grew into the game but it was only towards the end of the first half that they were able to really threaten Samir Handanovic with Yayah Kallon shooting wide from a good position. Before the end of the first half, VAR ruled out Ivan Perisic's goal to make it 3-0 having strayed into an offside position.
The second half didn’t match the first’s frenetic pace as the players started to suffer under the intense heat, and Genoa made three changes to try and impose themselves on the game. Pandev was the man pulling all the strings and he was instrumental in creating Kallon's right-footed effort which was blocked by Handanovic. But it was Calhanoglu who once again lit up the evening in Milan. His right-footed effort found the crossbar, and Perisic was once again offside as Inter kept searching for their third.
The fans were making themselves heard in the second half, and Inter continued to threaten down the left-hand side. Dzeko linked up well with his new team-mates as Inter finally made it 3-0 in the 74th minute. Dzeko’s shot was parried by Sirigu and Nicolo Barella pounced on the ball with an exquisite back-heel flick to set up Arturo Vidal’s right-footed finish from a few yards out.
That goal extinguished any hope of a Genoa comeback, and Edin Dzeko put the cherry on the cake to complete a perfect evening at the Meazza. His debut goal arrived in the 87th minute with an unstoppable header from Vidal’s cross.
It was a 4-0 win that filled the hearts of all Nerazzurri fans, who, after paying their respects to ex-player Goran Pandev, celebrated with the team in front of the Curva. It was the perfect conclusion to a day that saw four players make their debut (Dzeko, Calhanoglu, Denzel Dumfries and Martin Satriano), two of them scoring goals, a return of our fans, three points, four goals and a clean sheet.
It was the evening everyone was waiting for, and the evening that Inter deserved. We’re back. Forza Inter!
INTER 4-0 GENOA (HT 2-0)
Scorers: Skriniar 6 (I), Calhanoglu 14 (I), Vidal 74 (I), Dzeko 87 (I).
INTER (3-5-1-1): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 De Vrij, 95 Bastoni (2 Dumfries 84'); 36 Darmian, 23 Barella (8 Vecino 77'), 77 Brozovic, 20 Calhanoglu (48 Satriano 77'), 14 Perisic (32 Dimarco 69'); 12 Sensi (22 Vidal 69'); 9 Dzeko.
Subs not used: 21 Cordaz, 97 Radu, 11 Kolarov, 13 Ranocchia, 18 Agoume, 33 D'Ambrosio, 99 Pinamonti.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.
GENOA (3-5-2): 57 Sirigu; 3 Vanheusden, 14 Biraschi (66 Serpe 46'), 4 Criscito; 27 Sturaro (10 Melegoni 71'), 47 Badelj, 65 Rovella, 33 Hernani (24 Bianchi 46'), 50 Cambiaso (2 Sabelli 46'); 19 Pandev, 91 Kallon (9 Favilli 54').
Subs not used: 22 Marchetti, 5 Masiello, 20 Ekuban, 44 Buksa, 80 Agudelo, 89 Eyango, 90 Portanova.
Coach: Davide Ballardini.
Bookings: Criscito (G), Sturaro (G), Vecino (I).
Added time: 3 + 4 minutes.
Assistants: Liberti, Vecchi.
Fourth official: Marchetti.
VAR assistant: Carbone.
|Handanovic 1||57 Sirigu|
|Skriniar 37||14 Biraschi|
|de Vrij 6||3 Vanheusden|
|Bastoni 95||4 Criscito|
|Darmian 36||27 Sturaro|
|Barella 23||47 Badelj|
|Brozovic 77||65 Rovella|
|Calhanoglu 20||33 Hernani|
|Perisic 14||50 Cambiaso|
|Sensi 12||19 Pandev|
|Dzeko 9||91 Kallon|
|Radu 97||22 Marchetti|
|Cordaz 21||2 Sabelli|
|Dumfries 2||5 Masiello|
|Vecino 8||9 Favilli|
|Kolarov 11||10 Melegoni|
|Ranocchia 13||20 Ekuban|
|Agoume 18||24 Bianchi|
|Vidal 22||44 Buksa|
|Dimarco 32||66 Serpe|
|D'Ambrosio 33||80 Agudelo|
|Satriano 48||89 Eyango|
|Pinamonti 99||90 Portanova|