Final score

2 October 2021 20:45

Sassuolo
22' Berardi (P)
1 - 2
Inter
33' (2nd half) Martínez (P)
13' (2nd half) Dzeko
Referee: Luca Pairetto / Linesmen: Longo, Margani / Fourth official: Gariglio / Assistants: Nasca, Peretti
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45' The first half comes to an end.
40' Five minutes until half time. Inter try to find the equaliser but there's no way through.
39' Berardi smashes in a volley but Handanovic is equal to it.
37' Simone Inzaghi's protesting sees him carded.
35' Defrel saves Sassuolo. Calhanoglu whips in a lovely free kick, Dumfries knocks it across the six-yard box but Perisic is unable to get on the end of it.
32' Barella's raking pass nearly finds Lautaro, but Chiriches and Rogerio overwhelm the Argentine. Referee Pairetto sees no issue with the defenders' actions.
31' Barella has two attempts thwarted from a Calhanoglu corner: the midfield livewire's first shot is blocked by Djuricic before his second effort fails to get the better of Consigli.
28' Maxime Lopez's attempt from outside the box goes wide, Handanovic had it covered.
25' Bastoni plays in Perisic with a perfect pass: he then aims for Correa but the ball goes just behind him. Sassuolo are spared.
24' Perisic crosses in, Lautaro unable to get on the end of it, then Rogerio tackles Dumfries.
22' Sassuolo take the lead through Berardi. Handanovic gets a hand to the penalty but is unable to keep it out.
21' Boga fouled by Skriniar in the box. Penalty to Sassuolo.
15' Berardi concedes possession to Muldur, who tries to play in a ball from a tight angle. Perisic blocks and the ball heads out for a corner.
13' Calhanoglu plays in a corner, Bastoni rises high above the pack but his header comes to nothing.
12' Barella plays in Bastoni wonderfully, who tries to whip it in. Rogerio clears for a corner.
7' Dangerous play by Sassuolo on the counterattack through Defrel, who tests Handanovic at his near post. The captain pushes it out for a corner.
6' Inter close to the opener from a lovely passage of play: Correa plays it to Calhanoglu who combines with Lautaro before the Argentine lays it off to Barella, who shoots a whisker wide.
4' Dangerous corner from Calhanoglu, his ball goes through the whole area but no Nerazzurri player gets on the end of it
1' Early chance for Inter: Brozovic wins the ball and Correa tries to slide it through for Calhanoglu but Consigli races out to claim
1' Sassuolo take the kick-off and we're off at Mapei Stadium!
1' After two draws against Atalanta and Shakhtar Donetsk, Simone Inzaghi's men are looking to get back to winning ways against Sassuolo in Week 7 of Serie A
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49' It's all over! Inter come back to win away from home. Dream duo Dzeko and Lautaro cancel out Berardi's opener from the spot. 2-1 win at Mapei Stadium!
48' Dimarco plays it in to Perisic but Rogerio clears for a corner
47' Barella tries his luck but to no avail
45' Four minutes added on
44' D'Ambrosio comes on for Lautaro in Inzaghi's last change
43' Handanovic makes double stop from Berardi effort
41' Scamacca comes on for Frattesi for Sassuolo
40' Barella plays in Dzeko who causes Consigli a scare but nothing comes of it
37' Dzeko has goal ruled out for offside
35' Raspadori crashes into Darmian and goes into the book
33' Goal! It's Lautaro! The Argentine doesn't disappoint from the spot. 2-1 to Inter!
31' Consigli goes into the book
31' Inter win a penalty!
30' Sassuolo change. Traore comes on for Djuricic
28' Ferrari stops Dzeko at the crucial moment. Darmian had tried to find him with a cross, following Dimarco's delectable crossfield ball.
26' Maxime Lopez goes into the book for fouling Lautaro
25' Barella's protests see him booked
22' Pairetto gives Perisic a yellow for foul on Djuricic
19' Raspadori comes on for Defrel for Sassuolo
18' Barella volleys over, as Inter try their luck from distance again
16' Perisic shoots over
13' Dzeko scores! Perisic whips in an inviting ball and the Bosnian nods in. 1-1!
12' Inzaghi makes a quadruple change, including Dzeko for Correa
11' Brozovic's volley involuntarily diverted by Skriniar
9' Handanovic pulls off a miracle by stopping Boga, before Bastoni saves a certain goal from Djuricic
8' Berardi hits long-range left-footed strike well wide.
4' Sassuolo counter: Rogerio tries to beat Handanovic at his near post from a tight angle but the keeper is equal to him.
1' Dumfries launches a long throw to Skriniar who nods it down to Perisic, but the Croat slips at the crucial moment and doesn't get a good connection.
1' The second half kicks off with no changes. Inter keen to make a comeback at Mapei Stadium following Berardi's penalty.

Handanovic
7.56
7.56
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D'Ambrosio
5.91
5.91
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Dimarco
6.74
6.74
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Brozovic
6.2
6.2
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Perisic
7.19
7.19
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Skriniar
5.24
5.24
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Martínez
6.37
6.37
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de Vrij
4.71
4.71
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Barella
6.15
6.15
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Bastoni
5.12
5.12
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Vidal
6.3
6.3
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Darmian
6.46
6.46
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Calhanoglu
3.63
3.63
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Dzeko
8.29
8.29
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Dumfries
4.63
4.63
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Correa
3.95
3.95
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Average rating 5.9 SEND RATINGS
8 shots on target 3
3 shots off target 8
10 fouls committed 19
6 corners 8
0 offsides 3
55% ball possession 45%

Sassuolo and Inter have drawn only two of their 16 Serie A meetings (0-0 in 2019 and 3-3 in 2020) – both sides have won seven matches.

Sassuolo and Inter have both won four Serie A meetings at the Mapei Stadium – however, Inter have won each of the last two such matches (3-4 in 2019 and 0-3 in 2020).

After their 1-0 win against Salernitana, Sassuolo could keep a clean sheet in back-to-back Serie A games for the first time since December 2020.

Inter are only the second side to score 20+ goals in their first six Serie A games in a season in the 21st century, after Napoli in 2017/18 (22).

Inter have scored 2+ goals in each of their last 11 league games: never in their Serie A history have they managed to so in 12 consecutive matches (also 11 in 1943).

No side has scored more goals than Inter in the opening (six) and last (eight) 30 minutes of play in Serie A this season – on the other hand, no team has scored fewer than Sassuolo during these periods (zero and one).

Inter have scored the most headed goals in Serie A this season (six), whilst Sassuolo are yet to concede such a goal - however, Sassuolo last conceded a headed goal in the competition against Inter last April (Romelu Lukaku’s strike).

Sassuolo’s Maxime Lopez has had the most carries in Serie A this season (117), covering the highest distance through ball carries (1436m).

Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi has had a hand in 10 goals in his last 10 Serie A meetings against sides in the Top-3 of the table at the beginning of the match-day (seven goals, three assists).

Edin Dzeko has the highest difference between goals scored (five) and Expected Goals (2.4) in Serie A this season - the Inter striker has scored five goals in the first six league games for the first time since 2017 (six goals in five games for AS Roma).

wins(5) draws(0) defeats(4)

starting lineups

Consigli 47 1 Handanovic
Muldur 17 37 Skriniar
Chiriches 21 6 de Vrij
Ferrrari 31 95 Bastoni
Rogerio 6 2 Dumfries
Lopez 8 23 Barella
Frattesi 16 77 Brozovic
Berardi 25 20 Calhanoglu
Djuricic 10 14 Perisic
Boga 7 10 Martínez
Defrel 92 19 Correa

substitutes

Pegolo 56 97 Radu
Goldaniga 3 21 Cordaz
Magnanelli 4 5 Gagliardini
Ayhan 5 7 Sanchez
Peluso 13 8 Vecino
Raspadori 18 9 Dzeko
Harroui 20 11 Kolarov
Toljan 22 13 Ranocchia
Traoré 23 22 Vidal
Kyriakopoulos 77 32 Dimarco
Scamacca 91 33 D'Ambrosio
Henrique 97 36 Darmian

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