Final score

19 January 2022 21:00

Inter
14' (1st ET) Sensi
46' (2nd half) Ranocchia
13' Sanchez
Empoli
31' (2nd half) Radu o.g.
16' (2nd half) Bajrami
Referee: Juan Luca Sacchi / Linesmen: Bottegoni, Margani / Fourth official: Colombo / Assistants: Giua, Vivenzi
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47' The first half draws to a close. We have a 1-0 lead at the break thanks to Sanchez's 13th-minute header
45' There'll be two minutes of added time
44' Stulac's free kick clears the wall and the bar, with Radu covering
41' Sanchez causes all sorts of havoc in the Empoli rearguard and tees up first Lautaro and then Gagliardini but both efforts are blocked
35' Dimarco whips in a dangerous corner and Furlan comes out to claim, letting it slip. Gagliardini looks to exploit the error but the goalkeeper does enough to keep it out
32' Marchizza puts in a cross from the left but Darmian comes across to cover, conceding a corner
28' Lautaro is denied twice in quick succession by Furlan with a pair of reflex saves
20' Sanchez picks Viti's pocket before Dumfries gets a shot away but Furlan manages to save with his feet!
15' Radu comes out to the edge of the box and heads away the danger then Dimarco beats Pinamonti to the ball
13' GOAL!!! Dumfries exchanges passes with Vidal and stands up a fabulous cross for Sanchez to flick past the keeper! 1-0!
11' Sanchez tries to play Vidal in behind but just overhits it
5' Inzaghi is forced to make an early substitution as Correa is replaced by Alexis Sanchez
3' Correa is on the ground in tears after a foul by Romagnoli. It's a muscle problem and looks like he'll have to go off
1' We're up and running! FORZA INTER!
1' Inzaghi picks Radu in goal, D'Ambrosio and Dimarco alongside tonight's captain Ranocchia at the back, Dumfries, Vecino, Vidal, Gagliardini and Darmian across the middle, and Lautaro and Correa up top
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50' 2-2 after 90 minutes, which means we'll have extra time and penalties if needed
49' Sanchez thinks he's snatched a late winner but it's offside
46' GOAAAAAAAAL!!! Ranocchia levels the scores with a stunning acrobatic finish!
45' Five minutes of stoppage time
44' Nerazzurri still knocking on the door. Dumfries' header is turned behind for a corner
40' Ismajli replaces Marchizza
37' Dzeko connects with Perisic's cross but it's central and easy for Furlan to save
34' Dimarco flies just over the bar
33' Romagnoli is booked for a foul on Lautaro
32' Inzaghi makes his final change, bringing on Dzeko for Gagliardini
31' Empoli take the lead as Cutrone's header comes off the bar, hits Radu and goes in
29' The referee first awards a penalty for a non-handball by Dumfries then corrects his decision after checking the pitchside screen
28' Cutrone with a chance from inside the box: Radu lifts it over the bar
26' Stojanovic takes over from Fiamozzi
25' Inter lay siege to the Empoli goal and Furlan does brilliantly to save Dumfries' deflected effort
24' Inter almost restore their lead. Dimarco's delivery is met by D'Ambrosio but he can't get his header on target
23' Furlan keeps out Sanchez after he was picked out by Lautaro. Corner for Inter
20' Perisic replaces Darmian
20' Calhanoglu comes on for Vecino
20' Inzaghi makes three changes: Barella replaces Vidal
16' Bajrami collects Asilani's cross and fires low into the corner to level the scores at 1-1
13' Inter are putting Empoli under more pressure. First Lautaro is closed down then D'Ambrosio miscues a volley
10' Vecino's foul on Asllani gives Empoli a free kick just outside the box and earns the Uruguayan a booking
6' More fine work by Dumfries: he wins possession and charges up the right wing before crossing for Sanchez, whose path is blocked in the box
5' An Empoli counter-attack ends with Bajrami firing over
3' A great chance for our second! Vecino beats Furlan to the ball then Ranocchia heads over from close range!
1' The second half begins. Inter's only change so far was Sanchez for Correa after five minutes. FORZA INTER!
1' Empoli make a triple substitution at the start of the second half: Henderson for Bandinelli, Ricci for Pinamonti and Bajrami for Zurkowski
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15' It's half time of extra time. Inter are 3-2 up after Sensi's goal to put us back in the lead
14' GOAL GOAL GOOOOOOOOOOAL! Sensi!!! Sanchez sets up the Inter number 12 who unleashes an unstoppable shot that flies past Furlan! 3-2 Inter!
12' Empoli somehow get away with it as Dzeko's header is just kept out before Calhanoglu's shot from the edge of the box drifts just wide
7' Sensi exchanges passes with Dzeko and unleashes a shot but doesn't connect well
4' Sensi is on for Lautaro
1' The first half of extra time is under way at the Meazza. Come on, lads! FORZA INTER!
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15' It's all over at San Siro! Inter have come from behind to beat Empoli after extra time to reach the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring, Ranocchia bagged a late equaliser and Sensi grabbed the winner to make it 3-2!
10' Inter are trying to play this one out. There are five minutes left on the clock now. It's 3-2 to the Nerazzurri!
8' Perisic's right-footed effort from long range is powerful but down the middle. Furlan gets down low to save it
7' Cutrone's left-footed shot is easily claimed by Radu at the second attempt
1' Off we go again! 15 minutes to go as Inter look to defend a narrow lead and reach the quarter-finals without penalties!

Ranocchia
7.6
7.6
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D'Ambrosio
6.1
6.1
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Dimarco
6.17
6.17
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Perisic
6.13
6.13
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Radu
5.9
5.9
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Gagliardini
5.21
5.21
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Vecino
4.82
4.82
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Martínez
5.43
5.43
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Sensi
7.38
7.38
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Barella
6.85
6.85
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Sanchez
7.57
7.57
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Vidal
6.38
6.38
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 X
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Darmian
5.41
5.41
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Calhanoglu
5.5
5.5
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Dzeko
6
6
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Dumfries
6.37
6.37
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Correa
6.38
6.38
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Average rating 6.19 SEND RATINGS
11 shots on target 16
14 shots off target 9
17 fouls committed 16
6 corners 5
3 offsides 1
57% ball possession 43%
wins(6) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Radu 97 22 Furlan
D'Ambrosio 33 20 Fiamozzi
Ranocchia 13 42 Viti
Dimarco 32 6 Romagnoli
Dumfries 2 3 Marchizza
Gagliardini 5 23 Asllani
Vidal 22 5 Stulac
Vecino 8 25 Bandinelli
Darmian 36 27 Zurkowski
Martínez 10 9 Cutrone
Correa 19 99 Pinamonti

substitutes

Handanovic 1 1 Ujkani
Cordaz 21 13 Vicario
de Vrij 6 8 Henderson
Sanchez 7 10 Bajrami
Dzeko 9 16 Fazzini
Kolarov 11 21 Damiani
Sensi 12 26 Tonelli
Perisic 14 28 Ricci
Calhanoglu 20 30 Stojanovic
Barella 23 31 Rizza
Skriniar 37 34 Ismajli
Bastoni 95 36 Pezzola

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