Final score

20 February 2022 18:00

Inter
0 - 2
Sassuolo
26' Scamacca
8' Raspadori
Referee: Francesco Fourneau / Linesmen: Mondin, De Meo / Fourth official: Camplone / Assistants: Valeri, Longo
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46' Sassuolo lead 2-0 at the interval thanks to goals from Raspadori and Scamacca.
45' There will be one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
43' Perisic cuts onto his right foot and fires on goal but fails to work the 'keeper.
41' Calhanoglu finds Perisic at the back post, however the latter can't hit the target.
38' Berardi hits the woodwork after another Sassuolo break forward.
35' Consigli makes another save, this time to deny Gagliardini's effort from distance.
34' Perisic looks for Sanchez at the far post but Kyriakopoulos is able to clear.
30' Skriniar gets a good header on Dimarco's corner but Consigli pulls off an excellent stop.
26' Scamacca heads home Traoré's cross to make it 2-0 to the visitors.
25' Lautaro is caught offside as he latches on to an incisive pass.
19' Dimarco receives from Perisic but doesn't connect properly with the ball, which goes over the bar.
18' Gagliardini plays the ball to Sanchez, who has a pop from the edge of the box, only to see his effort blocked by the Sassuolo goalkeeper.
16' Calhanoglu fires a left-foot shot just wide of the Sassuolo goal.
12' Good chance for Inter, after Darmian and Sanchez link up nicely, but Consigli rushes out well to deny Lautaro in the box.
8' Sassuolo's approach pays dividends, as Raspadori gives them an early advantage.
6' It's been a high-intensity start here, with Sassuolo looking to hurt Inter on the break.
2' Consigli rises to claim Perisic's cross.
1' Sassuolo hit back at Inter after Sanchez just misses his final pass. Traoré is found by Raspadori but is unable to hit the target.
1' We are up and running in this one! Forza Inter!!
1' Simone Inzaghi is without Brozovic and Bastoni today due to suspension, as well as the injured Vecino, Gosens and Correa.
1' We're back at the San Siro for the Serie A matchday 26 contest against Sassuolo!
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50' It's all over here. Goals from Raspadori and Scamacca earn all three points for the Neroverdi.
48' De Vrij thinks he's pulled one back for Inter, however it's ruled out after a VAR check due to a handball from Dimarco earlier in the move.
45' There will be four minutes of stoppage time.
44' Sassuolo change: Peluso comes on for Berardi.
41' D'Ambrosio receives a yellow card.
39' Sanchez has a great chance inside the box with the goal gaping, but sees his effort blocked!
34' Skriniar heads off the line after Raspadori lifts the ball over Handanovic.
33' Harroui replaces Traoré for Sassuolo.
33' And D'Ambrosio replaces Perisic.
33' Inter make a double change: Vidal comes on for Calhanoglu.
31' Dzeko gets his head to Dimarco's cross but fails to get enough power on the effort.
29' Raspadori fires wide after a Sassuolo break forward.
28' Another excellent chance! Perisic's ball is half-cleared but it falls to Lautaro in a great position, but he fails to find the target.
25' Henrique and Defrel replace Scamacca and Frattesi for the visitors.
24' Dzeko has another chance, this time from Dumfries' cross, but his right-foot shot is off target.
23' De Vrij gets his head to Dimarco's corner but fails to work the 'keeper.
19' Perisic sends a powerful shot on goal but it lacks accuracy.
18' Dzeko gets his head to Perisic's ball in but Consigli makes yet another save.
15' Muldur is booked.
14' Great chance for Dzeko, who was played in by Perisic. However Consigli is quick off his line to thwart the Bosnian.
10' After starting the half on the front foot, Inter are having a hard time troubling the Sassuolo rearguard.
5' Calhanoglu sends a searching ball towards Dzeko but Consigli rises to collect.
4' Raspadori is booked for a late challenge on Barella.
2' Perisic crosses for Lautaro but he can't quite reach the ball.
1' We're back up and running after the break. Forza ragazzi, FORZA INTER!
1' Ruan Tressoldi replaces Ayhan for Sassuolo.
1' Meanwhile Dumfries comes on for Darmian on the right.
1' Dzeko is to replace Gagliardini at the start of the second period.

Handanovic
3.14
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D'Ambrosio
4.17
4.17
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Dimarco
3.67
3.67
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Perisic
5.25
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Gagliardini
3.18
3.18
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Skriniar
5.61
5.61
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Martínez
2.84
2.84
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de Vrij
3.99
3.99
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Barella
3.92
3.92
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Sanchez
3.24
3.24
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Vidal
4.38
4.38
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Darmian
4
4
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Calhanoglu
3.64
3.64
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Dzeko
3.97
3.97
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Dumfries
4.81
4.81
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Average rating 3.99 SEND RATINGS
8 shots on target 5
21 shots off target 8
12 fouls committed 12
8 corners 3
3 offsides 2
58% ball possession 42%

Inter are the team with the best home record in Serie A this season, with nine wins, two draws and one defeat from 12 matches.

Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with teams in the top two (W2, D2), winning both of those fixtures that have been away from home (both against AC Milan).

However, the Neroverdi have managed just one win in their last Eight Serie A matches (W1, D4, L3).

Inter and Sassuolo have faced off 17 times in Serie A, with eight Nerazzurri victories, seven for the Neroverdi and two draws. Inter haven't lost in the last six encounters (W4, D2) and have won the last three – they've never made it four.

Inter have scored at least two goals in each of their last five Serie A meetings with Sassuolo, 14 in total, having previously mustered 13 in 11 league match-ups.

When the two sides met earlier in the season, Edin Dzeko replaced Joaquin Correa in the 57th minute and equalised just 33 seconds later from Ivan Perisic's cross. Lautaro Martinez then converted from the penalty spot to complete the turnaround.

Inter (155) and Sassuolo (137) are the two teams who have had the most shots on target in 2021/22. 

Simone Inzaghi's side have recovered the most points from losing positions (17) while Dionisi's men have the second-best record (14). However, Sassuolo have also lost 17 points from winning positions – only Verona (20) have dropped more.

Inter are the team with the highest percentage of duels won (53%). 

Sunday will be a match-up of the team with the most goals scored from set pieces (Inter, 17) and the side that has conceded the second most from dead-ball situations (Sassuolo, 19, behind Cagliari on 20)

PLAYER FOCUS: LAUTARO DEBUT, DIMARCO CLOSE TO 100 IN SERIE A

Edin Dzeko has struck six goals against Sassuolo in Serie A – only against Atalanta and Bologna has he scored more (seven).

Lautaro Martínez made his Serie A debut against Sassuolo in August 2018 and has since found the net four times against them. Cagliari (six) are the only team he has scored more against.

Hakan Calhanoglu has already laid on eight assists in the current league campaign – just one less than his best-ever tally in a single Serie A season (nine in 2020/21 and 2019/20).

Roberto Gagliardini has scored in two of his last three Serie A appearances. He is the player who has scored the most goals in Serie A games in which his team have always won when he has found the net (16).

Federico Dimarco's next Serie A appearance will be his 100th in the Italian top flight. He made his league debut for the Nerazzurri in May 2015 against Empoli. The defender has eight league goals to his name so far, with two of those coming for Inter this season.

Maxime Lopez (498) and Marcelo Brozovic (456), who is suspended for this match, are the two players who have made the most runs with the ball in the current Serie A season.

COACHES

Simone Inzaghi has won seven of his 11 Serie A meetings with Sassuolo as a coach, drawing two and losing two.

Alessio Dionisi lost his only previous league encounter with Inter and Inzaghi in Serie A: the reverse fixture at Mapei Stadium when the Nerazzurri came from behind to win 2-1.

wins(3) draws(2) defeats(4)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 47 Consigli
Skriniar 37 17 Muldur
de Vrij 6 5 Ayhan
Dimarco 32 21 Chiriches
Darmian 36 77 Kyriakopoulos
Gagliardini 5 16 Frattesi
Barella 23 8 Maxime Lopez
Calhanoglu 20 25 Berardi
Perisic 14 18 Raspadori
Sanchez 7 23 Traoré
Martínez 10 91 Scamacca

substitutes

Radu 97 56 Pegolo
Cordaz 21 24 Satalino
Dumfries 2 4 Magnanelli
Dzeko 9 6 Rogerio
Kolarov 11 7 Oddei
Ranocchia 13 11 Ciervo
Vidal 22 13 Peluso
D'Ambrosio 33 15 Ceide
Sangalli 38 20 Harroui
Casadei 42 44 Ruan
Carboni 47 92 Defrel
Caicedo 88 97 Henrique

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