Final score

12 December 2021 20:45

Inter
23' (2nd half) Martínez
21' (2nd half) Calhanoglu
6' (2nd half) Sanchez
29' Martínez
4 - 0
Cagliari
Referee: Matteo Marchetti / Linesmen: Scatragli, Della Croce / Fourth official: Minelli / Assistants: Pairetto, Ranghetti
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46' Half-time at San Siro - Inter 1-0 up thanks to Lautaro, who was then denied by Cragno from the spot. The Nerazzurri dominated the first 45
45' Brozovic tries the spectacular but Cragno blocks
44' Cragno guesses Lautaro's penalty correctly, then Calhanoglu skies the follow-up
43' Penalty to Inter!
42' Inter have two great chances - Cragno miraculously stops Sanchez, then Godin gets lucky and is able to stop Lautaro
40' Barella tries to pick out Dumfries's run but Dalbert cuts it out
36' Perisic feeds in Sanchez but his ball is overhit. Cagliari's defence breathe a sigh of relief
33' Lautaro gets a yellow card
31' Deiola tries from outside the box but Handanovic stops
29' Lautaro has scored! Fantastic header from Calhanoglu's corner and the Argentine heads past Cragno. 1-0!
25' Marin tries his luck for Cagliari but his effort sails wide of Handanovic's goal
21' Dumfries threatening again on the right and plays in Lautaro. He tries to find Sanchez in a great position but Caceres interceps. The loose ball falls to Calhanoglu but he blazes over
18' Lautaro plays in Sanchez but Cagliari keep Inter out again
16' Brozovic plays in a lovely ball to Perisic, who then tries to find Sanchez on the edge of the box, but Deiola clears for a corner
14' Lautaro smashes one from the edge of the box but Cragno saves
12' Skriniar tries a screamer from far out by Cragno blocks. Dumfries then plays in a cross but Cagliari clear
9' Barella has another attempt after picking up a loose ball from Calhanoglu's corner. His attempt is deflected and Cragno saves with no difficulty
8' Bastoni whips in a ball from the flank but Bellanova puts it out for a corner
4' Bellanova bursts down the right and takes a shot but Handanovic is equal to it
3' Calhanoglu plays it to Sanchez who then feeds in Barella for another chance
2' Barella tries his luck from outside the box - enough power, but not enough precision
1' Inter are after their fifth win in a row in the league and are keen to get top spot
1' We're here for Serie A Matchday 17: Simone Inzaghi's Inter are hosting Cagliari
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45' All over at San Siro! Goals from Lautaro, Sanchez and Calhanoglu see Inter beat Cagliari 4-0 and they go top!
44' Inter are relentless are are still looking for more!
41' SANCHEZ HITS THE BAR! Another lovely passage of play by the Chilean who sees his shot crash off the woodwork
38' Inzaghi brings on youngster Mattia Zanotti for Ivan Perisic
37' Oliva and Obert on for Deiola and Carboni for Cagliari
34' Skriniar and Vidal denied by another double stop by Cragno
33' Cragno stops Barella's screamer. Inter are relentless!
31' Deiola is booked
30' Sensi on for Calhanoglu
27' Dimarco on for Dumfries
27' Vidal on for Brozovic
25' Zappa and Pavoletti on for Caceres and Keita for Cagliari
23' GOAL! It's El Toro again! Inch-perfect pass by Barella and the Argentine slots home
21' Calhanogluuuuuuuu! Another screamer by the Turk to make it 3-0!
16' Inter threaten again: Sanchez gets a pass from Lautaro in the box but once again Cragno stops his effort
14' Cagliari make their first change: Lykogiannis on for Grassi
11' Barella threads a lovely back heel to Brozovic, who is denied by the visitor's defence
9' Inter nearly make it 3-0! Skriniar plays in a great ball to Dumfries but Cragno blocks
6' Goal! It's Sanchez! What a lovely finish by the Chilean!
2' Great play by Bastoni but Caceres blocks
1' Back underway at San Siro with no changes to both teams. COME ON INTER!

Handanovic
6.45
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Dimarco
6.23
6.23
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Brozovic
7.66
7.66
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Perisic
6.73
6.73
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Skriniar
7.32
7.32
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Martínez
7.54
7.54
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de Vrij
6.88
6.88
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Sensi
6.15
6.15
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Barella
8.12
8.12
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Bastoni
7.64
7.64
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Sanchez
7.7
7.7
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Vidal
5.87
5.87
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Satriano
6.18
6.18
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Calhanoglu
8.22
8.22
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Dumfries
7.55
7.55
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Zanotti
6.69
6.69
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15 shots on target 2
7 shots off target 2
9 fouls committed 13
9 corners 0
2 offsides 2
60% ball possession 40%

Cagliari have drawn 28 Serie A games against Inter (W14 L40), only drawing more against Sampdoria (31) in the competition.

Inter have won seven of their last nine Serie A meetings against Cagliari (D1 L1), scoring 2.4 goals per game on average in the process (22 in total).

Inter have scored in all 21 of their home games against Cagliari in Serie A in the three points for a win era, the most they have faced a side at home in the competition in this time without ever failing to score. Indeed, the last away clean sheet for the Rossoblu in this fixture came back in March 1992.

Inter have won more home league games in 2021 than any other side in Europe’s big-five leagues (17). In the history of Serie A, only in 1989 have they won more such matches in a single calendar year (18).

Inter have picked up the most points-per-game on average at home in Serie A this season (2.4). On the other hand, Cagliari have averaged the fewest (0.4) away from home.

Cagliari have drawn each of their last four Serie A games; they last drew at least five in a row in the competition in October 2006 under Marco Giampaolo (six in a row).

Cagliari have drawn each of their last four Serie A games; they last drew at least five in a row in the competition in October 2006 under Marco Giampaolo (six in a row).

Inter have scored 94 Serie A goals in 2021; only in 1950 have they scored more (99) in a single calendar year in the division.

Inter have scored more Serie A goals from set-pieces than any other side this season (13), whilst Cagliari have conceded the most such goals in 2021/22 (12).

Lautaro Martínez scored his very first Serie A goal against Cagliari in September 2018. Overall, the Inter striker has scored four goals in six league appearances against them; against no other side has he netted more in Serie A.

Cagliari’s Keita Baldé has scored three top-flight goals against Inter, each coming in his last three such appearances against them. Baldé played 24 games and scored five goals for the Nerazzurri in the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.

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

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 28 Cragno
Skriniar 37 4 Caceres
de Vrij 6 2 Godin
Bastoni 95 44 Carboni
Dumfries 2 12 Bellanova
Barella 23 27 Grassi
Brozovic 77 8 Marin
Calhanoglu 20 14 Deiola
Perisic 14 29 Dalbert
Martínez 10 10 Joao Pedro
Sanchez 7 9 Keita

substitutes

Radu 97 1 Aresti
Gagliardini 5 31 Radunovic
Vecino 8 15 Altare
Dzeko 9 20 Pereiro
Kolarov 11 21 Oliva
Sensi 12 22 Lykogiannis
Ranocchia 13 25 Zappa
Vidal 22 30 Pavoletti
Dimarco 32 32 Ceter
D'Ambrosio 33 33 Obert
Zanotti 46
Satriano 48

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