Final score

15 April 2022 19:00

Spezia
43' (2nd half) Maggiore
1 - 3
Inter
49' (2nd half) Sanchez
28' (2nd half) Martínez
31' Brozovic
Referee: Fabio Maresca / Linesmen: Baccini, Lombardi / Fourth official: Ghersini / Assistants: Banti, Costanzo
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47' The first 45 minutes come to a close with Inter leading by a goal to nil. Marcelo Brozovic's superb strike is the difference at the break!
46' Inter break forward at pace, Correa finds Barella on the edge of the box and the Italy man threads it through for Dumfries in the area: his shot is saved by Provedel
45' Maresca awards two minutes of stoppage time
43' The Nerazzurri work the ball around well but only win a corner
39' Double chance for Correa! Perisic plays him in behind but he's twice denied by Erlic
37' Reca is unable to continue and Thiago Motta makes an enforced change: Ferrer comes on
31' OOOOOOOOOAL! Brozovic hits it up to D'Ambrosio, who nods back for the Croat to smash home his first league goal of the season! FORZA!
30' Calhanoglu whips in a corner for Dumfries but Nikolaou beats him to it and the ball goes out for a throw-in
30' Another long-range effort by Calhanoglu: this time it's deflected behind for a corner
27' Now Inter push forward again: Correa tees up Calhanoglu but the Turk's effort flies over
26' Spezia get another dangerous ball into the area which Brozovic clears
25' Reca makes headway down the left and puts in a dangerous cross, earning a corner
21' It's pinball in the box following Calhanoglu's corner: Inter aren't able to turn it in then Spezia clear their lines
20' Calhanoglu unleashes a fierce, dipping effort from outside the box which is just off target
13' Dzeko hits the post! D'Ambrosio finds space in the box and somehow gets the ball to the Bosnian, who strikes the upright. The ref blows for a foul by Danilo
12' Spezia's Bastoni forces a corner for the hosts but it comes to nothing
10' The first booking of the game is for Simone Bastoni for a foul on Calhanoglu
6' Gyasi is played in by Maggiore in the box but Handanovic darts out to thwart him
1' The hosts take the kick off and we're up and running! FORZA INTER!!!
1' Simone Inzaghi makes two changes to the team that beat Verona last time out, with D'Ambrosio and Bastoni coming into the starting line-up and Dzeko and Correa continuing up front. Spezia line up in a 4-3-3, with Manaj, Kovalenko and Gyasi in attack
1' Inter are all set to take on Thiago Motta's Spezia at the Stadio Picco in Week 33 of Serie A
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50' It's all over! It ends 3-1 at the Stadio Picco thanks to goals by Brozovic, Lautaro and Sanchez. The Nerazzurri are back on top of the Serie A pile awaiting results elsewhere. FORZA INTER!
49' GOAAAAL! That's a wrap! Lautaro tees up Sanchez for our third!
48' Perisic wins the ball and sprints towards goal but shoots into the side netting
46' A Spezia counter-attack ends with Agudelo shooting wide from the edge of the box
45' There'll be four minutes of added time
45' Perisic and Sanchez link up well before the Chilean shoots over
43' Maggiore pulls one back for Spezia with a stunning strike into the top corner
41' Nikolaou is booked for a foul on Barella
39' The tempo has dropped a touch now but Inter are still looking for another one
37' Final change for us: Bastoni makes way for Stefan de Vrij
32' Sanchez makes space for the shot and but Provedel does well to save it
30' Vidal takes over from Calhanoglu
30' Inter make two more substitutions: Darmian comes on for Dumfries
28' GOAAAAAL! Third time lucky for Lautaro. Perisic does brilliantly on the left flank and crosses for Martinez, whose flicked finish with the outside of the boot ends up in the corner of the goal! 2-0!
26' Martinez again! From the corner his finish goes wide
26' Lautaro's shot on the turn is deflected behind for a corner
24' Dumfries almost makes it two! Perisic picks him out at the far post but the Dutchman lifts it over
21' Nzola has a crack from distance and earns a corner
21' Calhanoglu attempts a through ball but it comes off a defender and Provedel claims
18' Sanchez looks to make an instant impact as he tees up Barella in the area. The midfielder's effort is easy for Provedel to save
15' Thiago Motta makes a double substitution of his own: Manaj and Bastoni are replaced by Nzola and Verde
15' Lautaro replaces Dzeko as Inzaghi freshens up the entire front line
15' Simone Inzaghi makes two changes: Sanchez comes on for Correa
9' Barella buys himself a yard of space in the box but shoots wide!
4' Inter so close to scoring a second! Perisic latches onto Calhanoglu's ball across the six-yard box but can't steer it on target. Dzeko was there too and possibly in a better position
3' Erlic gets a touch on Bastoni's corner but it runs behind
1' Agudelo's first contribution is a cross-shot intercepted by Skriniar
1' We're back under way in La Spezia. FORZA INTER!
1' Thiago Motta brings on Agudelo in place of Kovalenko

Handanovic
6.44
6.44
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D'Ambrosio
6.69
6.69
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Brozovic
7.51
7.51
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Perisic
7.28
7.28
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Skriniar
7.08
7.08
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Martínez
7.64
7.64
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de Vrij
6.17
6.17
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Barella
6.84
6.84
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Bastoni
6.08
6.08
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Sanchez
6.64
6.64
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Vidal
4.72
4.72
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Darmian
6.06
6.06
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Calhanoglu
6.17
6.17
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Dzeko
5.33
5.33
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Dumfries
5.46
5.46
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Correa
5.45
5.45
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Average rating 6.35 SEND RATINGS
2 shots on target 7
8 shots off target 16
9 fouls committed 11
6 corners 7
1 offsides 1
32% ball possession 68%

The previous Serie A fixture between the sides saw Inter triumph 2-0 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in December. Roberto Gagliardini opened the scoring for the Nerazzurri in the 36th minute. Lautaro Martínez also found the net.

 

Inter have got the better of Spezia of late, unbeaten in their last three Serie A matches (W2 D1 L0). Spezia are looking for their first league win in games between the two teams since December 2020. The Nerazzurri have outscored Spezia 5-2 during their unbeaten streak.

 

Martínez and Edin Dzeko have been the most prolific players for Inter, netting 14 and 13 times, respectively. Martínez is tied for fifth among the league's top scorers in 2021/2022, while Dzeko is tied for seventh.

 

The trio of Daniele Verde, Emmanuel Gyasi, and Simone Bastoni have provided stand-out moments for Spezia this season. Verde is their top scorer with six goals, followed by Gyasi with five and Bastoni with three.

 

At Stadio Alberto Picco this season, Spezia have five wins, three draws, and seven losses in 15 Serie A contests. Inter have played on the road 15 times in the league this season, earning 30 points from 45 available (W8 D6 L1). The Nerazzurri are on a 10-match away unbeaten streak (W5 D5 L0). The last time they were beaten away was October 2021 against Lazio.

 

In their last six league matches, Spezia have won two, drawn one and lost three. Inter, meanwhile, have won three and drawn three in their last six.

Inter have collected 14 clean sheets in 31 Serie A matches this season: as many as in the entirety of last term; they last kept more shutouts in 2018/19 (17 under Luciano Spalletti).

Inter average the highest points per game in Serie A in 2021-22 against teams currently in the bottom half of the table: 2.6 (36 points in 14 matches).

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

starting lineups

Provedel 94 1 Handanovic
Amian 27 33 D'Ambrosio
Erlic 28 37 Skriniar
Nikolaou 43 95 Bastoni
Reca 13 2 Dumfries
Maggiore 25 20 Calhanoglu
Kiwior 14 77 Brozovic
Bastoni 20 23 Barella
Kovalenko 8 14 Perisic
Manaj 9 19 Correa
Gyasi 11 9 Dzeko

substitutes

Zoet 1 97 Radu
Zovko 40 5 Gagliardini
Sala 7 6 de Vrij
Verde 10 7 Sanchez
Hristov 15 8 Vecino
Nzola 18 10 Martínez
Ferrer 21 13 Ranocchia
Antiste 22 18 Gosens
Agudelo 33 22 Vidal
Nguiamba 39 32 Dimarco
Bertola 77 36 Darmian
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