Final score

12 September 2021 12:30

Sampdoria
2' (2nd half) Augello
34' Yoshida
2 - 2
Inter
44' Martínez
18' Dimarco
Referee: Daniele Orsato / Linesmen: Peretti, Pagliardini / Fourth official: Baroni / Assistants: Nasca, Giallatini
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47' The first half at Marassi comes to a close, with Inter in the lead thanks to a bullet free kick by Dimarco and a Lautaro volley either side of Yoshida's equaliser
45' There are two minutes of stoppage time
44' GOAL! GOOOOOOAAAAAL! GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAL! Toroooooo! Brilliant play by Barella to get away from two Samp players before pinging a superb cross towards Lautaro, who volley the ball home to make it 2-1!
41' Inter nearly retake the lead. Dimarco's pinpoint corner is met by Skriniar, whose header goes just over the bar
40' Barella plays a dangerous through ball towards Lautaro, but the Argentine can't quite get it under control
39' Candreva whips in a cross that evades everybody and goes behind for a goal kick
35' Thorsby is booked for dissent
34' Sampdoria equalise from a corner in bizarre circumstances. Yoshida's shot is deflected off Dzeko and trickles past the flat-footed Handanovic
31' Lautaro breaks into the box and unleashes a right-footed shot that is well saved by Audero. Inter go close to a second
25' Water break time at the Ferraris for the players to recharge
24' Dzeko wins the ball back and sets up Calhanoglu, whose effort from the edge of the box is just off target
22' Brozovic fouls Candreva and is shown the first yellow card of the game
18' GOAL! GOOOOOOAAAAAL! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Dimarcooooooooo with a rocket! Our number 32 pings a free kick into the top corner to put Inter into the lead!
13' Barella picks out Skriniar brilliantly, but Colley manages to put the ball behind for a corner
10' It's been an even start to the game without much to report in the first 10 minutes. Both sides are eyeing each other up
6' Great play by Dzeko allows Barella to release Darmian down the wing. The wing-back's cross towards Perisic is overcooked unfortunately
4' Augello's cross is met by Thorsby, whose header goes over the bar
1' Orsato blows his whistle to get the game under way. FORZA INTER!
1' The teams are out on the pitch. All set for kick-off
1' For Inzaghi's 200th Serie A match, Inter line up in a 3-5-2 formation with Skriniar, De Vrij and Dimarco at the back in front of Handanovic; the midfield is made up of Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu and Perisic, with Lautaro and Dzeko up front
1' Serie A is back. After two wins from two against Genoa and Hellas Verona, Inter have taken to the field at Marassi for the early kick-off in Week 3
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52' Orsato blows the final whistle. Inter are unable to find a winner at Marassi, where it ends 2-2. Dimarco and Lautaro got on the scoresheet, but Yoshida and Augello replied for Samp
48' Vidal is cautioned for taking down Torregrossa
45' There are six minutes of stoppage time
45' Correa gets booked as Orsato is quick to brandish the cards towards the end
44' Dzeko is the latest player to be booked
43' D'Aversa withdraws Adrien Silva immediately and brings on Torregrossa
42' Adrien Silva is booked for a tough tackle on Dzeko
35' Sensi is struggling to run and swaps positions with Correa to play up front. Inter are effectively down to ten men
32' Murru and Verre are on for Augello and Damsgaard
30' The game is brought to a halt as Sensi and Augello receive treatment
29' Stunning goal-line clearance by D'Ambrosio to keep Damsgaard's goalward shot out
25' Second water break of the game with 20 minutes left on the clock
23' Dumfries gets involved straight away, playing in Correa whose left-footed shot goes over the top
22' Sensi is on for Calhanoglu
22' Final two subs for Inzaghi: Dumfries replaces Dimarco
22' Samp send on Askildsen for Quagliarella
21' Bereszynski is booked for a foul on Calhanoglu
17' Inzaghi makes his third change: Correa comes on for Lautaro
12' Caputo's shot trickles wide after great play by Bereszynski
10' Another chance for Inter. Calhanoglu breaks towards the box and unleashes a shot that goes narrowly wide
9' D'Ambrosio is on in place of Perisic
9' Vidal comes on for Brozovic
6' What a chance to make it 3-2. Brozovic plays a fine ball to Perisic who can't pick out Dzeko at the back post with the goal gaping
2' Sampdoria are back on terms once again, as Augello volleys home Bereszynski's cross
1' The two teams are unchanged as the second half kicks off. Come on, lads! FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
4.3
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D'Ambrosio
5.77
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Dimarco
7.12
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Brozovic
4.81
4.81
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Perisic
5
5
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Skriniar
6.54
6.54
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Martínez
7.01
7.01
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de Vrij
6.46
6.46
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Sensi
4.04
4.04
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Barella
7.14
7.14
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Vidal
5.09
5.09
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Darmian
5.34
5.34
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Calhanoglu
4.55
4.55
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Dzeko
5.29
5.29
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Dumfries
6.3
6.3
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Correa
5.37
5.37
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3 shots on target 3
6 shots off target 4
12 fouls committed 13
4 corners 4
2 offsides 1
52% ball possession 48%

Inter have won seven of their last eight Serie A matches against Sampdoria: their defeat in this run arrived in the most recent game against Sampdoria at Ferraris stadium (2-1 in January 2021).

Sampdoria could win two home league games in a row against Inter for the second time in Serie A, after winning three in a row against the Nerazzurri between 1989 and 1991.

Sampdoria have picked up one point in their first two league games this season and they have yet to score. In their Serie A history, they have always netted at least one goal across their first three games of a season.

Since 2018/19, Francesco Caputo and Fabio Quagliarella have been two of the three Italian players with the most goals scored in Serie A, 48 and 50 respectively - only Ciro Immobile has netted more (75).

The next game could be Antonio Candreva’s 400th appearance in Serie A; since his debut in the competition (27th January 2008), only one outfield player has reached this milestone in the Italian top-flight: Fabio Quagliarella (410).

Edin Dzeko has scored six goals against Sampdoria in Serie A, including three in his last three games – a joint-record for him in the Italian top-flight (six goals also v Atalanta).

This match will be Simone Inzaghi's 200th match as a manager in Serie A (110 wins so far); only Antonio Conte (136) has won more after the same number of games in the three points for win era (since 1994/95).

Simone Inzaghi could win each of his first three games in a single season for the first time as a manager in Serie A.

Inter have scored in their last 21 league games; on only four previous occasions have the Nerazzurri had a longer such streak in their Serie A history, with the most recent one arriving back in 2009 (23 in that case).

wins(30) draws(22) defeats(13)

GENOA – Not every Sunday is perfect. The key ingredients of sun, sea, a pitch and a ball were all present, but all that was missing at the Ferraris was an Inter victory. Despite taking the lead twice, the Nerazzurri were pegged back by Sampdoria twice, with the contest ending 2-2 after back-to-back wins to kick off the league season.

Federico Dimarco scored a marvellous maiden goal for Inter from a free kick, while Lautaro Martinez volley the visitors back in front just before the interval. A battling Samp had other ideas, however,and earned a draw in the first game after the international break, while a Champions League clash with Real Madrid awaits the Italian champions in midweek. 

The summer sun heated up the Marassi pitch for a real scorcher in the 12:30 kick-off, so much so that water breaks were required in each half.

The busy international break didn’t affect Simone Inzaghi’s plans too much, as the team lined up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Edin Dzeko and Lautaro up front, after the Argentine returned from South America on Friday. With Alessandro Bastoni ruled out through injury, Dimarco slotted in on the left of the defence.

Sampdoria’s classic 4-4-2 system suggested they were set up to play down the wings and use overlaps to whip crosses in, which is just how they forged the first chance of the day, when Tommaso Augello’s ball into the middle was headed over by Morten Thorsby from close range.

The hosts started well, but Inter quickly grew into the contest before taking the lead in the 18th minute when Dimarco notched his first goal for the club. The academy product’s rocket of a free kick nearly burst the net at a speed of 106km/h.

Roberto D’Aversa’s side did register a lucky equaliser soon after, however, when a bouncing ball from a corner fell to Maya Yoshida, whose left-footed strike trickled in via a deflection of Edin Dzeko, leaving Samir Handanovic flat-footed.

It was a reminder that the opposition would not go down without a fight, which Simone Inzaghi’s charges responded well to, especially an inspired Nicolo Barella, who picked up the ball in midfield, wrestled past two Samp players and picked out Lautaro, who steered a volley home to restore Inter’s lead just before the interval.

The start of the second half did not go to plan, as Samp’s full-backs combined to make it 2-2. Bartosz Bereszynski’s cross was emphatically volleyed home by Augello at the back post, leaving Handanovic helpless. Inter looked to respond and take the lead for a third time, with Ivan Perisic just failing to pick out Dzeko with the goal gaping before Lautaro was just beaten to the ball before unleashing a shot in the box. Finally, Hakan Calhanoglu’s low drive went just the wrong side of the post, which signalled the end of that period of pressure.

Inzaghi’s changes injected energy into the side later on, with Joaquin Correa and Denzel Dumfries looking dangerous immediately. Danilo D’Ambrosio, meanwhile, was tasked with making a crucial goal-line clearance to prevent Sampdoria from taking the lead late on.

Correa’s trickery didn’t quite manage to unlock the hosts’ defence, while Samp continued to swing in crosses from the right in a push for a winner, particularly after substitute Stefano Sensi suffered a knee injury after all five substitutions had been made and he was unable to continue.

There were yellow cards aplenty towards the end of a gritty contest, which contributed to seven minutes of stoppage time in which the visitors had to focus on ensuring they would leave Genoa with at least a point.

Sampdoria 2-2 Inter (HT 1-2)

Scorers: Dimarco 18, Yoshida 34, Lautaro 44, Augello 47.

SAMPDORIA (4-4-2): 1 Audero; 24 Bereszynski, 22 Yoshida, 15 Colley, 3 Augello (29 Murru 78); 87 Candreva, 5 Silva (9 Torregrossa 89), 2 Thorsby, 38 Damsgaard (8 Verre 78); 10 Caputo, 27 Quagliarella (16 Askildsen 67).
Subs not used: 33 Falcone, 4 Chabot, 11 Ciervo, 12 Depaoli,19 Dragusin, 20 Ihattaren, 25 A.Ferrari, 70 Trimboli.
Coach: Roberto D'Aversa.

INTER (3-5-2): 1 Handanovic; 37 Skriniar, 6 De Vrij, 32 Dimarco (2 Dumfries 68); 36 Darmian, 23 Barella, 77 Brozovic  (22 Vidal 53), 20 Calhanoglu (12 Sensi 68), 14 Perisic (33 D'Ambrosio 53); 9 Dzeko, 10 Lautaro (19 Correa 62).
Subs: 21 Cordaz, 97 Radu, 5 Gagliardini, 7 Sanchez, 8 Vecino, 11 Kolarov, 13 Ranocchia.
Coach: Simone Inzaghi.

Referee: Daniele Orsato.
Assistants: Peretti, Pagliardini.
Fourth official: Baroni.
VAR: Nasca.
Assistant VAR: Giallatini.
Booked: Brozovic, Thorsby, Bereszynski, Colley, Silva, Dzeko, Correa, Vidal.
Stoppage time: 2+7.

starting lineups

Audero 1 1 Handanovic
Bereszynski 24 37 Skriniar
Yoshida 22 6 de Vrij
Colley 15 32 Dimarco
Augello 3 36 Darmian
Candreva 87 23 Barella
Silva 5 77 Brozovic
Thorsby 2 20 Calhanoglu
Damsgaard 38 14 Perisic
Caputo 10 9 Dzeko
Quagliarella 27 10 Martínez

substitutes

Falcone 33 97 Radu
Chabot 4 21 Cordaz
Verre 8 2 Dumfries
Torregrossa 9 5 Gagliardini
Ciervo 11 7 Sanchez
Depaoli 12 8 Vecino
Askildsen 16 11 Kolarov
Dragusin 19 12 Sensi
Ihattaren 20 13 Ranocchia
Ferrari A. 25 19 Correa
Murru 29 22 Vidal
Trimboli 70 33 D'Ambrosio

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