Final score

17 December 2021 20:45

Salernitana
0 - 5
Inter
42' (2nd half) Gagliardini
32' (2nd half) Martínez
7' (2nd half) Sanchez
33' Dumfries
11' Calhanoglu
Referee: Maurizio Mariani / Linesmen: Colarossi, Cecconi / Fourth official: Camplone / Assistants: Giacomelli, Paganessi
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45' There's no stoppage time at the end of the first half. Inter are 2-0 up at Salernitana thanks to goals by Perisic and Dumfries!
44' Brozovic's left-footed shot from Calhanoglu's clever corner goes over the bar
41' Another brilliant corner by Calhanoglu! Fiorillo misjudges the cross and it reaches Dzeko at the back post, but the Bosnian's header goes off target
40' We are in complete control, dominating possession and creating opening after opening in attack
35' With ten minutes until the interval, the Nerazzurri are 2-0 up and have now scored 100 Serie A goals in a calendar year for the first time, beating the previous record of 99 in 1950
33' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAL! DUMFRIES! Dzeko is played in behind and serves up a delightful assist for Dumfries to smash the ball past Fiorillo and clinch Inter's 100th Serie A goal in 2021!
31' Inter look dangerous once again with Perisic, but Coulibaly is in the right place to clear the danger
30' Handanovic makes a crucial save to keep out Obi's low effort after Ribery played him through down the left
29' Inter break dangerously! Barella pulls the ball back from the byline but can't quite pick out a team-mate
27' Sanchez picks out Brozovic down the left and his pull-back drops to Barella, but the midfielder doesn't connect properly and his shot flies over the bar
23' The game is brought to a halt after Sanchez and Coulibaly collide. The Nino Maravilla is still down receiving treatment
21' Salernitana break but Obi can't get past Bastoni. Delli Carri goes for goal, with Perisic blocking it. The hosts have a corner
19' Dumfries breaks down the right and tries to pick out Dzeko in the middle, but the Salernitana rearguard manages to clear it behind for a corner
18' Barella is booked for a foul of Gagliolo and will have to sit out Inter's last match of 2021 against Torino due to suspension
16' Another chance for Inter, but Sanchez's pass towards Dzeko in the middle of the box is overhit and the opening fizzles out
14' Perisic beats Gyomber to reach the byline and cross the ball towards Dzeko, who gets there first but can't steer his header goalwards
13' Stunning save by Fiorillo to push Dumfries' low shot the wrong side of the post after a sublime pass by Sanchez to set the Dutchman up
11' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOOOOAL! Perisic! The latest pinpoint Calhanoglu corner is swept in towards our number 14 who rises high to beat Fiorillo. 1-0 Inter!
10' Calhanoglu crosses it in towards Dzeko, but Fiorillo gets there first at the back post. Inter corner...
9' Dumfries does well to break into the box but is thwarted by Bogdan just as he plans to take aim
5' Great chance for Inter! De Vrij pings the ball towards Perisic, who lays it off to Dzeko as he breaks into the box. Gagliolo does well to get the tackle in and Mariani sees no problem with it despite the number 9's protests
3' Barella unleashes a right-footed shot from long range that goes narrowly over the bar
1' Off we go! The clash between Salernitana and Inter is under way, with the Nerazzurri kicking off the proceedings. FORZA INTER!
1' Simone Inzaghi has gone with a 3-5-2 system with two changes from the 4-0 win over Cagliari: D'Ambrosio replaces Skriniar in the back three while Dzeko partners Sanchez up front in place of Lautaro
1' Serie A is back in the Friday night kick-off, with the trip to Salernitana in the final away game of 2021 for the Nerazzurri
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45' Full time at the Stadio Arechi! Inter register a sixth win on the bounce to build on the 4-0 win over Cagliari, this time putting five past Salernitana. Perisic, Dumfries, Sanchez, Lautaro and Gagliardini with the goals
44' Calhanoglu unleashes a rocket from all of 25 yards out that Fiorillo somehow pushes away. Inter corner!
42' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOAL! Gagliardini! Another great move by Inter! Gagliolo denies Lautaro but our number 5 is there to slot home the loose ball for our fifth!
39' Brilliant ball by Dzeko towards Lautaro, who tries to steer the ball towards the near post but Fiorillo punches it clear
36' Djuric gets on the end of Gondo's cross but can only find the side netting
33' We make our final change: Kolarov is on for Perisic
32' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOAL! El Toro with our fourth! Gagliardini is thwarted in the box but Lautaro is in the right place to smash the ball past Fiorillo to make it 4-0!
30' Calhanoglu is booked for a sliding tackle on Gondo
26' Inzaghi sends on Gagliardini for Brozovic
26' Colantuono brings on Gondo and Jaroszynski for Ranieri and Ribery
23' Brilliant closing down by D'Ambrosio before dispossessing Ribery in the Inter box
19' Brozovic picks out Dumfries at the back post, but Gagliolo forces the ball behind for a corner
16' Djuric and Schiavone comes on for Simy and Kastanos for the hosts
15' D'Ambrosio wins the ball back and sets up Dzeko, but the Bosnian fails to connect as he might have liked
14' Lautaro gets a header in from the edge of the six-yard box but can't get it on target
13' Intricate link-up play between Calhanoglu and Lautaro before the number 20's shot is deflected behind for a corner
11' Lautaro is on for the scorer of our third goal, Alexis Sanchez
11' Dimarco comes on for Bastoni
11' Inzaghi makes a triple change: Vidal replaces Barella
8' A tough tackle by Gyomber on Bastoni sees the Salernitana player get cautioned
7' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOOOAL! Alexis Sanchez! A stunning move by the Nerazzurri sees Calhanoglu set up Sanchez, whose right-footed shot fizzes past Fiorillo to make it 3-0!
5' Dumfries gets on the end of Calhanoglu's corner but his header ends up over the bar
4' Inter inches away from a third! Barella's sublime flick reaches D'Ambrosio, whose shot clips the outside of the post
1' No changes for either side at half time. Off we go again. FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
6.85
6.85
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D'Ambrosio
6.67
6.67
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Dimarco
5.89
5.89
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Brozovic
7.87
7.87
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Perisic
7.77
7.77
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Gagliardini
7.02
7.02
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Martínez
7.11
7.11
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de Vrij
6.89
6.89
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Barella
6.08
6.08
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Bastoni
7.08
7.08
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Sanchez
7.58
7.58
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Kolarov
5.51
5.51
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Vidal
6.22
6.22
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Calhanoglu
7.88
7.88
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Dzeko
6.4
6.4
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Dumfries
7.57
7.57
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Average rating 6.9 SEND RATINGS
2 shots on target 8
3 shots off target 11
10 fouls committed 10
3 corners 10
1 offsides 0
34% ball possession 66%

The side playing at home has won all four Serie A matches between Salernitana and Inter, with both sides earning two wins apiece.

The most recent such meeting came in April 1999, Salernitana beating Inter 2-0. Inter are one of only three sides that Salernitana have both a 100% win rate and clean sheet rate at home against in their Serie A history, alongside Lazio and Bologna.

Inter have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 away games against Campania sides in Serie A (W3 D4 L6).

Salernitana haven’t scored in any of their last three home Serie A games, already their longest streak without a home goal in the competition.

The last team to register a longer such run were Parma (eight in February 2021).

Inter have scored 98 league goals in 2021, just one short of their calendar year Serie A record of 99 set in 1950.

In the history of the competition, only three teams have ever scored 100 in a single year: AC Milan (105 in 1949 and 120 in 1950), Torino (111 in 1947 and 114 in 1948) and Juventus (100 in 1933), while Atalanta have scored 99 themselves in 2021.

Inter have won their last four league games by an aggregate score of 11-0; in their Serie A history, only twice before they won five matches in a row without conceding a goal, doing so in 1989 and 1996.

Inter have had more touches in the opposition box in Serie A this season than any other side (510); indeed, the Nerazzurri have also attempted the most shots from inside the box (198) and scored the most goals from inside the box (37) this term.

Lautaro Martínez (24 years, 112 days) is the seventh-youngest player in Inter’s history to score 10+ goals in three different Serie A seasons, after Giuseppe Meazza, Benito Lorenzi, Antonio Angelillo, Sandro Mazzola, Alessandro Altobelli and Mauro Icardi.

Nicolò Barella has provided more assists in Serie A this season than any other player (seven); the only Inter player to provide more assists in the first half of a season since Serie A returned to 20 teams (from 2004/2005) was Antonio Candreva, who had eight in 2017/2018.

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(2)

starting lineups

Fiorillo 1 1 Handanovic
Delli Carri 33 33 D'Ambrosio
Gagliolo 31 6 de Vrij
Gyomber 23 95 Bastoni
Bogdan 26 2 Dumfries
Ranieri 19 23 Barella
Coulibaly 19 77 Brozovic
Kastanos 20 20 Calhanoglu
Obi 22 14 Perisic
Ribery 7 9 Dzeko
Simy 25 7 Sanchez

substitutes

Belec 72 97 Radu
Guerrieri 96 5 Gagliardini
Jaroszynski 4 8 Vecino
Schiavone 8 10 Martínez
Djuric 11 11 Kolarov
Di Tacchio 14 12 Sensi
Gondo 15 13 Ranocchia
Zortea 21 22 Vidal
Kechrida 24 32 Dimarco
37 Skriniar
46 Zanotti
48 Satriano

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