Final score

15 May 2022 20:45

Cagliari
9' (2nd half) Lykogiannis
1 - 3
Inter
39' (2nd half) Martínez
6' (2nd half) Martínez
25' Darmian
Referee: Daniele Doveri / Linesmen: Ranghetti, Vivenzi / Fourth official: Massimi / Assistants: Di Bello, Zufferli
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47' Half time in Cagliari, Inter are one goal to the good thanks to Darmian's strike and should have really doubled their lead by now
45' 2 minutes added on
45' Amazing stuff! Lautaro twists and turns in the box and finally gets a shot away, but once again Cragno's extraordinary reflexes keep the score at 1-0
44' Inter are dominating the game and are having a lot of the ball in the final third
39' Lovely work by Lautaro who weaves inside and shoots into the far corner by Cragno pulls off a top save
37' Darmian goes into the book for a foul on Rog
36' It's Lautaro with a chance! The Argentine picks up a pass from Darmian but his effort is blocked by Ceppitelli
34' Bastoni! Another gorgeous corner by Calhanoglu is met by the centre back but his effort goes wide
32' Inter keep up the pressure; Barella's effort is repelled
25' GOAL! DARMIAN! Perisic with typical wizardry down the left flank and floats a ball to the far post. An onrushing Darmian climbs above Lykogiannis and nods past Cragno to make it 1-0!
24' Marin whips in a dangerous corner but Handanovic shows steady hands
22' So close! Calhanoglu's corner is flicked on by Lautaro and nearly falls to Skriniar at the far post, but the Slovak failed to make contact
17' It's a pretty nervy game where both sides are putting in plenty of aggression to their performances
15' Barella's effort goes over
12' Doveri rules out the goal because of a handball by Skriniar
9' Cagliari chance - Lykogiannis smashes in a lovely effort which Handanovic stopped from getting into the bottom corner
6' Lovely play by Calhanoglu but Cragno is equal to it
5' Cagliari are feisty tonight, never letting up in their pressing
3' Perisic! The Croat stings Cragno's palms with a long-range effort. Out for a corner!
1' Inter line up with their typical 3-5-2: Bastoni is back in defence and plays alongside Skriniar and De Vrij. Darmian is on the right flank while it's the Dzeko-Lautaro duo up front. Cagliari also line up in a 3-5-2 with Lykogiannis in defence and Joao Pedro and Pavoletti in attack
1' Here we are for Serie A Matchday 37 as Inter take on Cagliari away at the Unipol Domus
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50' It's all over here in Cagliari! A spirited Inter claim a 3-1 away win thanks to goals by Darmian and Lautaro. One match to go! Come on, Inter!
46' Inter hit the post! Dumfries's effort is denied by the woodwork
45' Five minutes added on
45' Cagliari try to cut the deficit through Baselli but to no avail
42' Calhanoglu goes into the book
41' Pereiro comes on for Dalbert for Cagliari
39' GOAL! Great work by Gagliardini from deep who finds Lautaro, and the Argentine makes no mistake and flicks the ball over Cragno to make it 3-1!
35' De Vrij is being seen to by club medical staff
32' Perisic! Dumfries plays in a ball which the Croat gets on the end of, but his effort is wide
29' Correa is taken down by Altare by what was a tough challenge
28' Inter try to take the sting out of the match and deny Cagliari chances
25' Inzaghi makes another double change - D'Amborosio on for Bastoni and Correa on for Dzeko
23' Keita gets free of de Vrij and tries his luck but blazes over
19' Inter try to regroup and get a hold back on the game
13' Inter make a change - Dumfries on for Darmian
13' Barella comes off and is replaced by Gagliardini
12' Cagliari look like they're growing into the game!
9' Cagliari cut the deficit and it's a fabulous effort by Lykogiannis which left Handanovic with no chance
6' GOAL!!!!!!!!!! It's Lautaro's 20th of the season! Long ball by Barella to the Argentine, he holds off the defender and doubles Inter's lead!
4' It seems like Cagliari's captain's injury worries aren't too serious
2' Joao Pedro looks like he's picked up a knock
1' We're back underway at the Unipol Domus

Handanovic
6.13
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D'Ambrosio
5.75
5.75
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Brozovic
6.57
6.57
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Perisic
7.09
7.09
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Gagliardini
6.6
6.6
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Skriniar
6.66
6.66
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Martínez
8.47
8.47
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de Vrij
6.39
6.39
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Barella
5.54
5.54
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Bastoni
6.03
6.03
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Sanchez
5.2
5.2
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Darmian
7.35
7.35
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Calhanoglu
6.68
6.68
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Dzeko
4.29
4.29
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Dumfries
5.8
5.8
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Correa
5.19
5.19
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2 shots on target 7
8 shots off target 10
12 fouls committed 15
2 corners 5
0 offsides 0
38% ball possession 62%

Internazionale's pursuit of first-placed Milan and the Serie A title resumes on Sunday at Unipol Domus against a Cagliari side who find themselves in the relegation zone.

 

Internazionale defeated Empoli 4-2 at home in their last Serie A match, leaving them in second place on 78 points. The Nerazzurri are two points behind first-placed Milan. The Nerazzurri lead fifth-placed Lazio by 16 points for a spot in the Champions League.

 

Cagliari are in 18th place on 29 points, a point adrift of safety with two matches left. Cagliari played out a 1-1 draw in their last Serie A match at Stadio Arechi against Salernitana, extending their winless streak to three (W0 D1 L2).

 

The previous Serie A fixture between the sides saw Inter come out on top 4-0 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in December. Lautaro Martínez led the Nerazzurri with two goals, scoring in the 29th and 68th minute. Alexis Sánchez and Hakan Calhanoglu also found the net.

 

Inter have got the better of Cagliari of late, unbeaten in their last five Serie A matches (W4 D1 L0). Cagliari are looking for their first league win in games between the two clubs since March 2019. The Nerazzurri have outscored the Sardi 11-3 during their unbeaten streak.

 

Martínez has been a talisman in front of goal for Inter, netting on 19 occasions. The striker ranks third among the league's top scorers in 2021/2022.

 

The attacking prowess of Giovanni Simeone and João Pedro has made a difference for Cagliari this season. Simeone is the club's top scorer with 16 goals, which is the fourth highest in the competition, eight of which have been the crucial first of the match. Nearly as impressive, Pedro has scored 13 times, including five match-openers.

 

On home soil this season, Cagliari have three wins, six draws, and nine losses in 18 Serie A contests. In league matches on their travels this season, Inter have 10 wins, six draws, and two losses.

 

In their last six league matches, Cagliari have won one, drawn one and lost four. Inter, meanwhile, have won five and lost one in their last six.

Inter have scored a goal after 325 touches on average, the lowest average in Serie A this season.

Lautaro Martínez (19 goals) could become the sixth player in Inter’s history to score 20 goals in a single Serie A season before turning 25, after Giuseppe Meazza, Sandro Mazzola, Antonio Angelillo, Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi.

wins(17) draws(18) defeats(7)

starting lineups

Cragno 28 1 Handanovic
Ceppitelli 23 37 Skriniar
Altare 15 6 de Vrij
Lykogiannis 22 95 Bastoni
Bellanova 12 36 Darmian
Rog 6 23 Barella
Grassi 27 77 Brozovic
Marin 8 20 Calhanoglu
Dalbert 29 14 Perisic
Joao Pedro 10 9 Dzeko
Pavoletti 30 10 Martínez

substitutes

Aresti 1 21 Cordaz
Baselli 4 97 Radu
Keita 9 2 Dumfries
Deiola 14 5 Gagliardini
Strootman 16 7 Sanchez
Nandez 18 13 Ranocchia
Pereiro 20 18 Gosens
Luvumbo 21 19 Correa
Zappa 25 22 Vidal
Walukiewicz 40 32 Dimarco
Carboni 44 33 D'Ambrosio
Lovato 66 88 Caicedo

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