Final score

22 May 2022 18:00

Inter
12' (2nd half) Correa
10' (2nd half) Correa
4' (2nd half) Perisic
3 - 0
Sampdoria
Referee: Marco Di Bello / Linesmen: Preti, Giallatini / Fourth official: Pezzuto / Assistants: Irrati, Meraviglia
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45' The first half comes to a close with the match goal-less. Inter are on the front foot but are yet to find the breakthrough.
44' Calhanoglu's corner into the box is met by Dumfries, whose header goes just wide.
41' Audero produces an excellent save to deny Lautaro's near-post effort.
38' Inter keep probing as they look to break the deadlock.
32' Lautaro leads a Nerazzurri break. He finds Barella, who fires first time but sees the shot blocked.
29' Barella is booked for a foul on Sabiri.
28' At the other end, Candreva fires just wide of Handanovic's goal.
27' Correa looks to be in on goal but takes a heavy touch and Audero is able to reach the ball.
27' Lautaro wins the ball on the edge of the Doria box and lets fly, but it's easy pickings for Audero.
24' Perisic plays a perfect cross to Lautaro, who can't quite hit the target with his header...
23' Perisic pounces on a loose ball in the box but sees his effort bounce off a Doria defender and go out for a corner.
23' Sampdoria are staying very solid at the back, denying Inter space to create attacking openings.
18' Perisic fires a powerful effort at goal from distance, but it goes well over the bar.
13' Dumfries gets his head to Calhanoglu's free kick delivery, but sees his effort blocked by the Samp rearguard.
10' Sampdoria break forward at pace. Candreva sends a dangerous ball into the box but the Inter defence see it out for a corner.
9' Calhanoglu has a first effort from outside the box, but Audero saves.
6' Bastoni brings the ball forward and looks for Correa in the area, but the Samp defence cuts it out.
5' Yoshida picks up the game's first yellow card for a foul on Correa.
3' Inter are on the front foot in the early going, fighting for each and every ball.
1' We are up and running in the final game of the season! Forza ragazzi, FORZA INTER!!!
1' Inter line up in their usual 3-5-2 formation, with Dumfries returning on the right and Correa partnering Lautaro in attack. Sampdoria meanwhile will adopt a defensive 4-5-1 set-up.
1' It's the final day of the 2021/22 Serie A season. Inter take on Sampdoria at San Siro!
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45' Inter's season comes to an end. They round off the campaign with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria and finish in second place. What a year it has been - until next season! FORZA INTER!
39' Final change for Samp: Yepes replaces Rincon.
38' Dimarco fails to hit the target with a shot from outside the box.
35' Sampdoria keep hold of the ball without really threatening.
33' Double change by Giampaolo: Askildsen and Magnani are on for Vieira and Yoshida.
32' Augello fires on goal after a good Samp move but Handanovic parries the ball out for a corner.
29' Handanovic makes a key intervention as Caputo gets in behind the Inter back-line.
29' Audero makes another good save to deny Lautaro at the far post.
28' Two final changes for Inter: Ranocchia comes on for De Vrij, while Caicedo replaces Correa.
26' Handanovic beats Caputo to reach a dangerous ball into the Inter box.
23' Almost a fourth! Dimarco's hit from distance is blocked by Audero. De Vrij and Lautaro both look to pounce on the rebound but neither can apply the decisive touch.
21' Ferrari is booked for a foul on Lautaro.
21' Inter are in control of proceedings.
17' Samp make a double switch: Damsgaard and Trimboli replace Candreva and Thorsby.
14' Triple change for Inter: Vidal, Dimarco and Gosens replace Barella, Bastoni and Perisic.
12' ANOTHER!!! Correa surges forward with the ball. After seeing his first effort blocked, he tucks away a third for Inter!!! 3-0!!
10' GOAL!!!! Correa arrives to finish off a great one-touch move by Inter and make it 2-0!!!
7' At the other end, Sabiri fires over the bar.
6' Inter go looking for a second, with Barella involved yet again. This time Dumfries just gets beaten to the ball...
4' GOAL!!!!! Great work from Barella, who brings the ball into the box before finding Perisic. He beats Audero to make it 1-0!!!!!
3' Barella finds himself one on one with Audero, who produces another fine stop.
3' Correa does some good work down the left before cutting it back for Lautaro, however the latter fails to reach the ball.
1' The teams are back out for the second period! Forza ragazzi!

Ranocchia
6.85
6.85
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Handanovic
6.61
6.61
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Dimarco
6.79
6.79
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Brozovic
7.3
7.3
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Perisic
8.13
8.13
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Skriniar
7.34
7.34
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Martínez
7.3
7.3
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de Vrij
6.69
6.69
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Barella
7.22
7.22
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Bastoni
6.87
6.87
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Vidal
4.96
4.96
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Calhanoglu
6.79
6.79
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Dumfries
6.37
6.37
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Correa
7.38
7.38
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Gosens
6.21
6.21
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Caicedo
5.67
5.67
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12 shots on target 3
15 shots off target 6
6 fouls committed 12
8 corners 2
1 offsides 1
58% ball possession 42%

Internazionale's title chances have fallen short but the club have locked up their place in next season's Champions League ahead of Sunday's Serie A contest at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against Sampdoria, who have already clinched their place in next season's Serie A and cannot improve any further.

 

Internazionale are in second place on 81 points, two points behind Milan at the top of the table with one match to play. Fifth-placed Lazio, the first club outside of the Champions League spots, are 18 points behind the Nerazzurri. Inter won their last Serie A match 3-1 at Unipol Domus against Cagliari, extending their winning streak to three.

 

Sampdoria defeated Fiorentina 4-1 at home in their last league match, putting them in 15th place on 36 points. Samp have scored 46 goals and conceded 60 through 37 matches.

 

The last Serie A meeting between the clubs, a September match at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, ended in a 2-2 draw. Federico Dimarco and Lautaro Martínez found the net for the Nerazzurri. Maya Yoshida and Tommaso Augello were on target for Samp.

 

Martínez has been irreplaceable for Inter this season. The striker is their leading scorer with 21 goals, which is the third highest among the league's top scorers in 2021/2022.

 

Visitors Sampdoria have been spearheaded in attack by Francesco Caputo, who has scored on 11 occasions, including six match-opening goals.

 

Hosts Inter have been formidable at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this season with 13 wins, three draws, and just two losses in 18 Serie A contests. The Nerazzurri will be out to prolong a five-match home unbeaten streak (W4 D1 L0) dating to March 4 against Salernitana. Sampdoria have four wins, three draws, and 11 losses on the road this season in league matches. Samp are looking to reverse a three-match away winless streak (W0 D1 L2). The last time they won away was March 20 against Venezia.

 

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

Five of the previous six times Inter have exceeded 80 points (currently 81) in a Serie A tournament in the three-point-a-win era, they have won the Scudetto (with the exception of the 2019/20 season, when they finished second behind Juventus, collecting 82 points).

Inter are the side that have scored the most goals from direct attacks in Serie A this season (10 goals), while only Genoa (one) have scored less than Sampdoria (two) in this way in the current current.

Since Opta started collecting assist data for Serie A (2004/2005), no Inter player has managed to deliver more assists in a single season than Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolò Barella – both 11 in Serie A in 2021/22 (level with Romelu Lukaku 2020/21 and Maicon 2009/10).

wins(41) draws(16) defeats(8)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 1 Audero
Skriniar 37 24 Bereszynski
de Vrij 6 25 Ferrari
Bastoni 95 22 Yoshida
Dumfries 2 3 Augello
Barella 23 87 Candreva
Brozovic 77 88 Rincon
Calhanoglu 20 14 Vieira
Perisic 14 2 Thorsby
Martínez 10 11 Sabiri
Correa 19 10 Caputo

substitutes

Cordaz 21 30 Ravaglia
Radu 97 33 Falcone
Sanchez 7 5 Sensi
Vecino 8 16 Askildsen
Dzeko 9 26 Magnani
Ranocchia 13 27 Quagliarella
Gosens 18 28 Yepes
Vidal 22 29 Murru
Dimarco 32 38 Damsgaard
D'Ambrosio 33 39 Di Stefano
Darmian 36 40 Somma
Caicedo 88 70 Trimboli

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