Final score

19 March 2022 18:00

Inter
10' (2nd half) Dumfries
1 - 1
Fiorentina
5' (2nd half) Torreira
Referee: Daniele Chiffi / Linesmen: Valeriani, Pagliardini / Fourth official: Marchetti / Assistants: Valeri, Zufferli
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Minute Text commentary
45' The first half at San Siro draws to a close. Inter have been on the front foot, but Fiorentina have also had their moments. It remains goalless at the interval
45' Dumfries down the right once again! Dzeko misjudges the Dutchman's low cross and the ball goes behind him
42' Fiorentina look for the opener with Gonzalez, Saponara and Venuti all getting shots in on goal that are blocked by the Nerazzurri rearguard
40' Lautaro sticks the ball in the net after Dumfries' shot is deflected his way, but the flag is up for offside against El Toro
38' Yellow card for Milenkovic for a tough tackle on Lautaro Martinez in midfield
37' Terracciano does well to deny Dzeko after the Bosnian takes advantage of a mistake in the Fiorentina defence
34' Fiorentina look threatening: Dzeko manages to take the sting out of Saponara's shot and Handanovic can make the save
32' Inter go close! A great ball into the box by Dumfries is met by Vidal, who can't quite steer his acrobatic effort goalwards
29' A dangerous ball is sent into the Inter box, but that man Skriniar gets there first
24' Chance for Inter! Vidal's shot after a corner is cleared ends up going behind for another corner
21' Fiorentina on the attack. Gonzalez's shot is blocked by Skriniar before Vidal gets in a crucial sliding tackle to thwart the rebound
19' Inter are passing the ball around well in search of an opening
14' Saponara's fine effort from distance is kept out by Handanovic
11' Fiorentina break at pace but Bastoni does brilliantly to deny Venuti and force a corner
9' Barella's through ball towards Dzeko is cut out by Terracciano
7' Gonzalez takes aim with a left-footed shot on the turn from the edge of the box that Handanovic keeps out
5' Inter on top: Perisic tries to send a cross into the mixer and we get our first corner of the contest
3' Dumfries bursts down the right and sends in a deep cross towards Lautaro, whose shot is blocked by a Fiorentina defender
1' Off we go for Inter v Fiorentina! We've kicked off at San Siro. Come on, lads! FORZA INTER!
1' Inter are once again without De Vrij and Brozovic. Skriniar lines up in central defence alongside D'Ambrosio and Bastoni. Calhanoglu, Vidal and Barella are the midfield trio, while Dzeko partners Lautaro up front
1' Week 30 in Serie A is here. Inter host Vincenzo Italiano's Fiorentina side at San Siro!
Minute Text commentary
49' It's all over at San Siro. Inter keep pushing till the end, but can't quite force a winner. It ends 1-1, with the Nerazzurri equalising through Dumfries after Torreira gave Fiorentina the lead early in the second half
48' Fiorentina break and nearly get the winner through Ikone, but Handanovic makes a brilliant save to keep out the forward's powerful strike
48' Inter are pressing in search of a winner!
45' Final change: Caicedo replaces Vidal, who's put in a real shift!
45' Unbelievable! Sanchez's shot seems destined to ripple the net, but it's somehow blocked by a Fiorentina defender!
43' Another great shot by Vidal is blocked!
41' Chance! Barella breaks into the box but doesn't get enough power on the shot as it drifts into Terracciano's arms
37' It's become rather bitty in the closing stages
35' Another change down the left: Gosens is on for Perisic
35' Another Inter switch: Dimarco replaces Bastoni in defence
33' Both teams have given so much out on the pitch this evening. The pace is starting to drop
29' Sanchez comes on for Dzeko
29' Double switch for Inter: Correa replaces Lautaro
28' First change for Fiorentina: Saponara is replaced by Ikone
27' D'Ambrosio is booked for a foul
26' It's a real battle at San Siro with tough tackles flying in from all angles!
24' Barella wins a free kick in a dangerous position in the final third
20' Chiffi points to the penalty spot for a foul on Lautaro, but after a VAR check, the referee changes his decision. No penalty
17' Terracciano goes off on a dangerous wander outside of his box and gets away with it just about!
17' Perisic on the run again! This time Ivan cuts in onto his right foot and unleashes a low shot that Terracciano smothers
13' Calhanoglu's stinging free kick from the right is claimed by Terracciano
10' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAL! Dumfries equalises for Inter with a cracking header from Perisic's cross!
9' Inter react well through Perisic! The Croat gets in down the wing and sends in a dangerous low cross that Terracciano reaches first
5' Fiorentina score. Gonzalez picks out Torreira with a low cross to put the Viola 1-0 up
2' Incredible! A defensive mistake by Fiorentina forces Terracciano into a fine save to deny Vidal before Barella fires the rebound over the top
1' The second half of Inter v Fiorentina is under way. No changes for either side at the interval. The Viola kick off the second period. Come on, boys! FORZA INTER!

Handanovic
5.97
5.97
D'Ambrosio
4.29
4.29
Perisic
4.88
4.88
Skriniar
5.31
5.31
Martínez
3.95
3.95
Barella
4.25
4.25
Bastoni
5.07
5.07
Vidal
4.49
4.49
Calhanoglu
3.97
3.97
Dzeko
3.34
3.34
Dumfries
6.24
6.24
Handanovic
5.96
5.96
D'Ambrosio
4.28
4.28
Dimarco
4.33
4.33
Perisic
4.88
4.88
Skriniar
5.32
5.32
Martínez
3.94
3.94
Barella
4.24
4.24
Bastoni
5.05
5.05
Sanchez
3.9
3.9
Vidal
4.48
4.48
Calhanoglu
3.96
3.96
Dzeko
3.33
3.33
Dumfries
6.23
6.23
Correa
3.63
3.63
Gosens
4.65
4.65
Caicedo
3.36
3.36
Average rating 4.57
5 shots on target 4
8 shots off target 13
14 fouls committed 12
5 corners 3
4 offsides 0
51% ball possession 49%

As the Serie A title chase nears the finish line, Internazionale continue their pursuit of Milan with a home match on Saturday at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against Fiorentina, who have hopes of staying in the hunt for a place in the Conference League Qualifiers.

 

Internazionale sit in third place on 59 points, four points behind Milan at the top of the table with nine matches to play. Fifth-placed Lazio, the first club outside of the Champions League spots, are 10 points behind the Nerazzurri. Inter earned a point in their last Serie A match, drawing 1-1 at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino against Torino, extending their unbeaten streak to three (W1 D2 L0).

 

Fiorentina defeated Bologna 1-0 at home in their last Serie A match, leaving them in eighth place on 46 points. The Viola trail sixth-placed Atalanta by two points for a spot in the Conference League Qualifiers.

 

When the two sides last met in Serie A action, Inter came out on top 3-1 at Stadio Artemio Franchi in September. Matteo Darmian opened the scoring for the Nerazzurri in the 52nd minute. Edin Dzeko and Ivan Perisic also were on the scoresheet. Riccardo Sottil scored the Viola's only goal in the 23rd minute.

 

Inter have got the better of Fiorentina of late, unbeaten in their last nine Serie A matches (W5 D4 L0). Fiorentina are looking for their first league win in games between the two sides since April 2017. The Nerazzurri have outscored the Viola 19-10 during their unbeaten streak.

Inter (with Lazio) are one of two teams to have scored the most goals in the last 30 minutes of games in Serie A this season (22 goals), while Fiorentina have scored the most goals in the 30 central minutes (between 31st and 60th minutes, 23 goals).

With four goals and four assists Hakan Calhanoglu has been involved in eight goals against Fiorentina in Serie A (in just nine games), more than against any other team in the top-flight; the Inter midfielder has delivered eight assists this season, just one fewer than his most in a season in Serie A (nine in both 2019/20 and 2020/21).

The attacking prowess of Lautaro Martínez and Dzeko has made a difference for Inter this season. Martínez is the side's leading scorer with 14 goals, which is the fourth highest in the league's scoring charts, four of which have been the critical first of the match. Dzeko has been nearly as impressive with 12 goals.

Inter have gained 32 points in 14 home games in Serie A this season, more than any other team; on five of the last seven occasions in which the Nerazzurri have won 32+ points in their first 14 Serie A home games they have then won the Scudetto (except for second place in 2010/11 and seventh in 2016/17).

wins(50) draws(20) defeats(15)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Terracciano
D'Ambrosio 33 23 Venuti
Skriniar 37 4 Milenkovic
Bastoni 95 98 Igor
Dumfries 2 3 Biraghi
Barella 23 10 Castrovilli
Calhanoglu 20 18 Torreira
Vidal 22 32 Duncan
Perisic 14 22 Gonzalez
Martínez 10 19 Piatek
Dzeko 9 8 Saponara

substitutes

Cordaz 21 25 Rosati
Radu 97 69 Dragowski
Gagliardini 5 2 Martinez Quarta
Sanchez 7 7 Callejon
Vecino 8 9 Cabral
Kolarov 11 11 Ikoné
Ranocchia 13 14 Maleh
Gosens 18 17 Terzic
Correa 19 29 Odriozola
Dimarco 32 33 Sottil
Darmian 36 55 Nastasic
Caicedo 88 91 Kokorin

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