FERRARA – At the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Ferrara, Armando Madonna’s Inter side fell to defeat today: the hosts ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Ellertsson and Seck. Di Casadei’s goal for the Nerazzurri wasn’t enough.
The hosts began on the front foot, with their high pressing and quick passing worrying the Nerazzurri. And this is how Spal’s first goal of the game came about: in the 15th minute, the hosts won the ball high up the pitch and Ellertsson fired across Stankovic to open the scoring. Spal controlled matters for the rest of the half, with the Nerazzurri very rarely threatening.
At the start of the second half, Inter had a huge chance to open the scoring: Carboni escaped down the left and picked out Oristanio, who hit the outside of the post. Midway through the second period, Spal once again regained the momentum and went on the attack, eventually scoring in the 70th minute through Seck. Four minutes from time, Casadei reduced the arrears following a scramble in the box. Just a few moments later, Galeotti produced a miraculous save to stop Madonna’s side from drawing level. Despite a late assault, Inter ultimately fell short.
SPAL 2-1 INTER
Goalscorers: 15' Ellertsson, 70’ Seck, 86’ Casadei
SPAL: 1 Galeotti, 2 Alcides (15' st Suffer 16), 3 Iskra, 4 Peda, 5 Owolabi (33' st Raitanen 15), 6 Zanchetta, 7 Attys (15' st Semprini 20), 8 Ellertsson, 9 Moro, 10 Seck (38' st Borsoi 17), 11 Piht (38' st Campagna 24)
Substitutes: 12 Rigon, 13 Szyszka, 14 Csinger, 18 Roda, 19 Mamas, 21 Fiori, 23 Stefanski
Coach: Giuseppe Scurto
INTER: 1 Stankovic; 2 Moretti, 4 Kinkoue, 5 Sottini (1' st Casadei 17); 7 Vezzoni, 8 Mirarchi (14' st Iliev 18), 6 Squizzato, 11 Carboni (14' st Akhalaia 20), 3 Dimarco (1' st Hoti 13); 10 Oristanio (28' st Bonfanti 19), 9 Satriano
Substitutes: 12 Botis, 21 Magri, 14 Moretti, 15 Sangalli, 16 Wieser
Coach: Armando Madonna
Bookings: Owolabi, Semprini, Borsoi
Added time: 1'- 5'
Referee: Ermanno Feliciani
Assistants: Davide Stringini – Giuseppe Di Giacinto