Final score

6 May 2022 18:45

Inter
49' (2nd half) Sanchez
19' (2nd half) Martínez
45' Martínez
41' Romagnoli o.g.
4 - 2
Empoli
28' Asllani
5' Pinamonti
Referee: Gianluca Manganiello / Linesmen: Berti, Galetto / Fourth official: Marini / Assistants: Banti, Zufferli
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47' And that's the end of the first half! Inter managed to get right back into it all in the last five minutes of the half. It's going to be a great second 45!
47' Incredible! Calhanoglu's corner finds Perisic on the back post: his effort forces a great save from Vicario!
45' There will be two minutes of added time in this first half
45' GOOOOALLLLLL! GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Inter draw level! Lautaro Martinez! Calhanoglu sends a beautiful ball to El Toro who hits it with the outside of his right boot to make it 2-2! FORZA NERAZZURRI!
44' Barella! Perisic does brilliantly again on the left. No one manages to head his cross in, but Barella tries a spectacular volley but can't hit the target
41' GOOOOOALLLLLLL!!!! Inter halve the deficit! Perisic passes the ball to Dimarco on the left. He puts in a dangerous low cross and Romagnoli sends it into the back of his own net. COME ON LADS!!!
37' Dimarco tries his luck from distance but his effort ends well high of the goal
35' Inter are frustrated at not finding their rhythm in the game so far
31' Calhanoglu takes a shot from range but the ball goes above the bar
28' Empoli double their lead: Fiamozzi sends a ball long to Asllani who gets in behind De Vrij and Skriniar with a neat touch, then puts the ball underneath Handanovic. Empoli lead 2-0
24' Manganiello is called over to the screen by the VAR and the referee reverses his decision: no penalty for Inter
22' Inter get a penalty! Parisi slides in on Barella and the referee blows for a penalty
19' Inter press! The Nerazzurri are looking dangerous, but Empoli's defence withstands
17' Skriniar gets in there! The defender has a go from the corner but his effort is blocked for another corner
15' Barella hits the post! The midfielder hits a beautiful volley after lovely link-up play with Dumfries, but his effort hits the woodwork. In the end, it's called offside
10' Zurkowski puts the ball in the net for the visitors but Manganiello blows his whistle for offside from Pinamonti and the goal is disallowed
9' De Vrij can't quite get a good connection after Dumfries heads it on and Empoli manage to clear
7' Inter try to react straight away as Calhanoglu sends a low cross in from the left, but Lautaro can't quite get on the end of it
5' Empoli take the lead: Zurkowski makes a run down the right and sends a good ball into Pinamonti, who hits the target to make it 1-0. Come on lads!
4' A little bit of confusion in these first few minutes as both teams struggle to get a foothold and attack
1' All ready at San Siro and we're off! Come on lads, FORZA INTER!
1' A special moment for Marcelo Brozovic, who received April's Player of the Month award in Serie A just before kick-off
1' Inter adopt a classic 3-5-2 formation: Dimarco is confirmed in defence; Dumfries returns on the right and Calhanoglu is back in midfield. Lautaro and Correa are upfront. Empoli line up in a 4-3-2-1 formation, with Pinamonti the target man up top
1' It's Matchday 36 in Serie A: Inter face Empoli at San Siro. Empoli's mathematical safety was confirmed during the week, meaning they'll be playing Serie A football next season
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50' AND THE FULL-TIME WHISTLE BLOWS!!!! INTER WIN A CRAZY GAME! Having gone 2-0 down, the Nerazzurri pull off a brilliant comeback through an own goal, a brace from Lautaro and Sanchez's strike. COME ON INTER!!!
49' GOOOOALLLLL! GOOOOOALLLL! SANCHEZ GETS THE FOURTH! It's Dzeko this time who puts in a great cross for Sanchez at the far post and Inter go 4-2 ahead! COME ON INTERRRRR!
48' Incredible! It's Dzeko again taking up a good position in the area but he can't find the net
47' Posttttt! Great individual play by Dzeko who wants to score today, but his effort hits the woodwork!
45' There will be four minutes of added time
45' Amazing! Darmian sends the ball to the galloping Perisic. His cross find Sanchez on the far post, but he sends it over the bar
45' Inter are comfortable just passing the ball around as they try to put this game to bed
42' Perisic makes another run and gets a cross in, but the Empoli defence put it out for a corner
40' Darmian gets the ball to Dzeko in the middle of the area: the Swan turns but can't get his shot away
40' The game has certainly slowed down a bit in the last few minutes, as both sides have put in so much effort in this match
37' Final substitution for Inter and Simone Inzaghi: Correa game ends here and Sanchez comes on
34' Correa! El Tucu runs at full speed and gets away from the defender. His shot is saved by the Empoli goalkeeper
33' Empoli make their final substitution: Andreazzoli sends Benassi into the mix as Fiamozzi comes off
32' Fourth change for Inter: Darmian replaces Dumfries on the right wing
31' Dzeko takes a shot from the edge of the area, but it goes well wide of the target
25' A defensive change now: D'Ambrosio takes the place of Dimarco
25' There's a change up top too: the brilliant Lautaro Martinez comes off for Edin Dzeko
25' Triple substitution from Inzaghi: Calhanoglu, who has had a great game, is replaced by Vidal
24' Empoli are forced to make a change: Cutrone comes on for Di Francesco who is injured. Ismajli also replaces Stulac
20' Lautaro is the first to receive a yellow card this game for taking his shirt off to celebrate
19' GOOOOOOOALLLLLL! GOOOOOAAAALLLL! LAUTAROOOOOOOOO! El TOROOOOOOOO! Great volley from Lautaro who beats Vicario! Inter take the lead! 3-2! FORZA INTEEEEEEERRRR!!!!
19' Inter go close again! Dumfries sprints down the right and sets up Lautaro, but Vicario saves again!
18' It's like ping-pong in the Empoli area! Inter keep pressing, but Empoli keep blocking.
17' Calha! Great effort from the Turkish midfielder on the edge of the area, but Vicario pulls off a great save to send it for a corner
16' Double substitution for Andreazzoli: Di Francesco and Henderson come on for Bajrami and Zurkowski
14' Calhanoglu, Brozovic, Barella: the number 23's great strike from distance goes wide
13' Brozovic's cross finds Correa's head, but his effort is too weak to trouble Vicario
11' Calhanoglu puts a brilliant ball into the area, but Correa can't quite put it away. The action continues as Dimarco crosses it in, but Lautaro doesn't get a good connection on it
7' Inter go again! Dimarco's volley is saved by Vicario
5' There are no words for Ivan Perisic whose effort is just a whisker away
4' Pinamonti picks up the ball on the edge of the area, turns and shoots, but his effort is blocked and goes out for a corner
2' Dumfries! He gets on the end of Perisic's cross and his header goes just wide
1' The second half is under way at San Siro. It's all level at 2-2 as the sides head out again. The Nerazzurri have kick-off. Come on lads! FORZA INTER!!!!

Handanovic
5.26
5.26
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D'Ambrosio
6.08
6.08
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Dimarco
6.34
6.34
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Brozovic
6.95
6.95
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Perisic
7.9
7.9
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Skriniar
6.24
6.24
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Martínez
8.52
8.52
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de Vrij
4.61
4.61
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Barella
7.18
7.18
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Sanchez
6.63
6.63
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Vidal
6.21
6.21
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Darmian
6.36
6.36
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Calhanoglu
6.88
6.88
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Dzeko
5.01
5.01
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Dumfries
6.16
6.16
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Correa
4.33
4.33
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Average rating 6.29 SEND RATINGS
10 shots on target 2
27 shots off target 2
10 fouls committed 9
14 corners 2
2 offsides 1
65% ball possession 35%

As the Serie A title chase nears the finish line, Internazionale continue their pursuit of Milan with a home match on Friday at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against Empoli, who sit in mid-table ahead of their visit.

 

Internazionale are in second place on 75 points, two points behind Milan at the top of the table with three matches remaining. Fifth-placed Lazio, the first club outside of the Champions League places, are 16 points behind the Nerazzurri. Inter won their last Serie A match 2-1 at Dacia Arena against Udinese.

 

Empoli slumped 3-1 against Torino at Stadio Carlo Castellani in their last league match, putting them in 14th place on 37 points. Empoli have scored 46 goals and conceded 65 through 35 matches.

 

Inter won the last Serie A meeting between the clubs, emerging victorious 2-0 at Stadio Carlo Castellani in October. Danilo D'Ambrosio struck first for the Nerazzurri in the 34th minute. Federico Dimarco also found the net.

 

Inter have got the better of Empoli of late, unbeaten in their last 13 Serie A matches (W12 D1 L0). Empoli are looking for their first league win in games between the two teams since April 2006. The Nerazzurri have outscored Empoli 25-6 during their unbeaten streak.

 

The performances of Lautaro Martínez have been important for Inter this season. He leads the club with 17 goals, which is the third highest among the league's top scorers in 2021/2022.

 

Visitors Empoli have been spearheaded in attack thanks to Andrea Pinamonti, who has netted on 12 occasions.

 

Hosts Inter have been tough to beat on home soil this season with 12 wins, three draws, and just two losses in 17 Serie A contests. The Nerazzurri are in the midst of a four-match home unbeaten streak (W3 D1 L0) dating to March 4 against Salernitana. Empoli have five wins, six draws, and six losses on their travels this season in league matches. Empoli currently find themselves on a nine-match away winless streak (W0 D5 L4). They haven't won away since December 2021 against Napoli.

 

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

Inter have gained 75 points after MD35 for the fourth time in the three points for a win era: they have gone on to win the title on the previous three occasions – however, they have 10 points fewer than last term at this stage of the competition (85 after 35 games).

Inter have won each of their five Serie A meetings against promoted sides this season: they could win 100% of their matches against such opposition in a single campaign for the first time since 2002/03 (8/8 back then).

Inter’s Lautaro Martínez has been involved in four goals in his last four Serie A appearances, thanks to three goals and one assist – he has scored 17 league goals this season, equalling his best tally in the Italian top-flight (also 17 last season).

wins(13) draws(0) defeats(1)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 13 Vicario
Skriniar 37 20 Fiamozzi
de Vrij 6 6 Romagnoli
Dimarco 32 33 Luperto
Dumfries 2 65 Parisi
Barella 23 23 Asllani
Brozovic 77 5 Stulac
Calhanoglu 20 25 Bandinelli
Perisic 14 10 Bajrami
Martínez 10 27 Zurkowski
Correa 19 99 Pinamonti

substitutes

Cordaz 21 1 Ujkani
Radu 97 22 Furlan
Gagliardini 5 8 Henderson
Sanchez 7 9 Cutrone
Vecino 8 11 Di Francesco
Dzeko 9 15 Benassi
Ranocchia 13 16 Fazzini
Gosens 18 19 La Mantia
Vidal 22 21 Cacace
D'Ambrosio 33 34 Ismajli
Darmian 36 35 Baldanzi
Caicedo 88 42 Viti

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