Final score

25 February 2022 21:05

Genoa
0 - 0
Inter
Referee: Daniele Chiffi / Linesmen: Prenna, Vecchi / Fourth official: Colombo / Assistants: Mazzoleni, Tolfo
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45' The first half comes to an end at the Marassi without any stoppage time. It's goalless between Genoa and Inter at the interval
42' Decent move by the Nerazzurri. Perisic's cross is headed behind by Portanova for a corner
38' Double effort from the edge of the box, first by Calhanoglu with Badelj getting a block in, before Perisic opens his body up too much and sends his shot off target
35' What a chance for Inter! Bastoni feeds Perisic down the left and the Croat tries to pick out Dzeko in the middle with a fizzing cross but nobody gets on the end of it
33' Great play by Dzeko in the box to set Dumfries up on the edge of the six-yard box but the Inter no. 2's effort flies over the bar
32' Dzeko feeds Sanchez, who tries to weave his way into the box but is closed down just as he prepares to take aim
28' Handanovic is almost caught out by Melegoni's shot but gets back into position and denies the Genoa no. 10
23' Perisic's cross-shot from the corner of the box is just off target and Sirigu can let it go
21' Another penetrating cross by Perisic, this time Dumfries jumps high at the back post to seek out Dzeko, but the Genoa rearguard somehow clears its lines
18' It's got a bit scrappy. There's a fast tempo but the game is quite disjointed and there's plenty of aggression out there. Both teams are lacking in accuracy at present
14' Double chance for Inter in the form of a couple of Dzeko headers. The first is cleared off the line by Hefti, the second is cleared by Sirigu before D'Ambrosio can get on the end of it
13' Perisic breaks down the left flank and sends in a threatening cross towards the back post that Vazquez clears behind for an Inter corner
10' The Nerazzurri defence is on the backfoot once again, this time after a cross by Badelj. D'Ambrosio does well to block Portanova's effort that seemed to be dangerous
7' Genoa respond through Gudmundsson who breaks into the box in between Bastoni and Perisic, but can't steer his shot goalwards. Big chance
6' Very close to 1-0 Inter! Calhanoglu with a first-time effort from Barella's low cross but it goes just the wrong side of Sirigu's post with the goalkeeper beaten
3' Perisic takes aim from the edge of the box in a bid to add to his half century of Inter goals, but Sirigu gets down to keep it out
1' We are under way at the Ferraris! The Nerazzurri kick off the contest. Come on, lads! FORZA INTER!
1' FIGC has postponed kick-off by five minutes as a display of unity in favour of peace and to raise awareness about the human lives at risk and the need to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine
1' Inter are in Friday-night league action at the Marassi to take on Genoa in Serie A Week 27!
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51' It's all over at the Marassi. Inter press towards the end but it leads to nothing. It ends 0-0 between Genoa and the Nerazzuri
48' Dzeko's header from Dimarco's cross is kept out by Sirigu
45' There are five minutes of stoppage time
44' Ostigard makes a dramatic challenge to deny Lautaro after Caicedo released the Argentine forward
42' Final change for Inter: Caicedo comes on for D'Ambrosio
41' Dimarco's cross from the left is met by Lautaro, but the Argentine can't steer his header goalwards
38' Vecino replaces Barella in midfield
38' Inzaghi also makes a double switch: Dimarco comes on for Perisic
37' Double change for Genoa: Amiri and Rovella replace Gudmundsson and Portanova
35' Barella's shot is blocked by Badelj on its way behind but Chiffi doesn't see the deflection and gives a goal kick
34' Brilliant play by Lautaro to control the ball and shoot on the turn, but Sirigu is able to push the ball over the top
33' The Inter defence struggle to clear the ball and it falls to Sturaro on the edge of the box. Luckily his shot is high and wide
29' Lautaro wins the ball back before Dzeko is brought down in a tactical foul by Ostigard. Chiffi gets his yellow card out once again
28' Lautaro is on in place of Sanchez
28' Double change by Inzaghi: Vidal is on for Calhanoglu
27' Blessin is booked for dissent in the Genoa dugout
27' Sirigu comes out to deny Sanchez after Dzeko's layoff
26' Genoa on the break. Melegoni sets up Calafiori, whose left-footed shot from the left side of the box finds the side netting
24' Pinpoint ball by D'Ambrosio to Sanchez who bursts into the box and wins Inter a corner
20' Calhanoglu's bouncing free kick from all of 30 yards out is just off target
17' BAR! What a chance for Inter! D'Ambrosio jumps high to meet Calhanoglu's corner and his header crashes off the bar with Sirigu beaten
16' Cambiaso can't continue after the block. Calafiori and Kallon are on for Cambiaso and Yeboah
15' Perisic's cross is met by Dzeko before Calhanoglu lines up a right-footed effort from the edge of the six-yard box. Cambiaso gets in the thick of it to block the no. 20's shot
12' Barella goes for goal from the edge of the box but it goes over the top
9' Perisic is cautioned for a late tackle on Hefti
8' Maksimovic can't continue. Cambiaso is on in his place
6' Maksimovic is struggling and the game comes to a halt at the Marassi so that he can receive treatment
3' A well-worked set-piece sees Calhanoglu play Sanchez into the box, with the Chilean crossing the ball towards the back post where Dumfries is unable to steer his header on target
1' The second half kicks off with no changes for either side. Come on, boys! FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
5.26
5.26
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D'Ambrosio
4.94
4.94
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Dimarco
4.65
4.65
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Brozovic
4.45
4.45
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Perisic
5.12
5.12
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Vecino
3.8
3.8
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Martínez
5.02
5.02
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de Vrij
5.01
5.01
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Barella
3.75
3.75
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Bastoni
4.62
4.62
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Sanchez
3.27
3.27
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Vidal
2.89
2.89
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Calhanoglu
4.23
4.23
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Dzeko
4.95
4.95
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Dumfries
4.35
4.35
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Caicedo
2.93
2.93
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Average rating 4.33 SEND RATINGS
1 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 17
11 fouls committed 9
0 corners 14
1 offsides 2
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There's one match against Genoa that Nerazzurri fans remember fondly – both for the scoreline (0-5) and the stunning goal scored by Dejan Stankovic. It was in November of the treble season when Deki unleashed the full extent of his firepower from out wide on the halfway line, catching Marco Amelia's clearance on the volley and sending it straight back goalwards and into the net. In many ways it was the precursor to the similar and arguably even more famous volley he scored against Schalke 04.

The last time Inter visited Genoa, goals by Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio secured three points for Antonio Conte's side. The defender has scored two goals against Genoa for Inter – both of them headers. The other one was a late winner in a 1-0 victory at the Meazza on 24 September 2017.

Inter’s biggest victory away to Genoa to date was that 5-0 rout on 17 October 2009. Esteban Cambiasso and Mario Balotelli got on the scoresheet before Dejan Stankovic struck a mesmerising right-footed volley from the halfway line to put the visitors three goals ahead at the interval. Patrick Vieira and Maicon added gloss to the scoreline in the second half at the Ferraris.

Genoa were the opposition when Yuto Nagatomo broke his Nerazzurri duck in a 5-2 win at San Siro back in March 2011. The much-loved Japanese full-back repeated the trick the following season at the Ferraris, on 13 December. Nagatomo also found the net against the Rossoblu – another header – on the opening day of the 2013/14 season.

Roberto Gagliardini is the current Inter player with the most Serie A goals (five) against Genoa to his name. The Italian midfielder has scored both of his braces in the top flight against the side from Liguria, back in November 2018 and April 2019, while he also made his Serie A debut against the same opponents as an Atalanta player at the Ferraris in May 2016.

wins(19) draws(23) defeats(28)

starting lineups

Sirigu 57 1 Handanovic
Hefti 36 33 D'Ambrosio
Maksimovic 52 6 de Vrij
Ostigard 55 95 Bastoni
Vazquez 15 2 Dumfries
Sturaro 27 23 Barella
Badelj 47 77 Brozovic
Gudmundsson 11 20 Calhanoglu
Melegoni 10 14 Perisic
Portanova 90 9 Dzeko
Yeboah 45 7 Sanchez

substitutes

Semper 1 97 Radu
Marchetti 22 21 Cordaz
Amiri 8 5 Gagliardini
Calafiori 16 8 Vecino
Ghiglione 18 10 Martínez
Destro 23 13 Ranocchia
Frendrup 32 22 Vidal
Hernani 33 32 Dimarco
Cambiaso 50 36 Darmian
Rovella 65 37 Skriniar
Kallon 91 88 Caicedo
Galdames 99

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