Serie A

  • P. Osvaldo 18’
  • 10’ M. Sau
  • 29’ A. Ekdal
  • 34’ A. Ekdal
  • 44’ A. Ekdal
Serie A
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Inter enjoy a spell of possession, but aren't going anywhere with it. Zeman's personnel are pushing upfield and cutting off passing lanes, forcing the Nerazzurri to look long. Mazzarri will have an awful lot to say at the break.
    • 90'
      Balzano ghosts in from the right-hand side, before firing a left-footed effort wide of the far post! That should be that!
    • 45'
      Vidic heads wide at the back post following a free kick whipped in from deep by Hernanes, which Osvaldo deflects onto a defender. The resulting corner is delivered to the near post, Cragno fails to claim but the ball is turned wide from on the line!
    • 90'
      Osvaldo tries his luck at the near post, but two sliding challenges to block the effort result in a late Inter corner. It is swung in towards the back post, before the man who won it is penalised for controlling the ball with his arm.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Cagliari thrash Inter 4-1 at San Siro, with the home side losing Nagatomo to a red card early in the contest. A first-half hat-trick from Ekdal proved enough to give Zeman's side the three points, following Sau's opener. Osvaldo conjured up a goal for Nerazzurri in an otherwise disappoint
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! Cagliari lead 4-1 at the break, with Inter also losing Nagatomo due to a red card. Osvaldo chipped in with the only goal for the home side, with Sau and an Ekdal hat-trick giving Zeman's side a three-goal cushion. Be sure to stick around with us for all of the second half action in ten mi
    • 0'
      Cagliari substitutes: Diego Farias, Donsah, Caio, Murru, Longo, Joao Pedro, Pisano, Carboni, Capuano.
    • 0'
      Cagliari starting line-up: Cragno; Balzano, Ceppitelli, Rossettini, Danilo Avelar; Dessena, Crisetig, Ekdal; Ibarbo, Sau, Cossu.
    • 0'
      Inter substitutes: Guarin, Berni, Puscas, Krhin, Mbaye, Kuzmanovic, D'Ambrosio, Ranocchia, Carrizo, M'Vila, Icardi, Obi.
    • 0'
      Inter starting line-up: Handanovic; Andreolli, Vidic, Juan Jesus; Nagatomo, Hernanes, Medel, Kovacic, Dodo; Palacio, Osvaldo.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Victor Ibarbo, Marco Sau and Andrea Cossu start in attack for Zeman's outfit, with the Czech coach looking for goals. Usually, his teams are free-scoring, but Cagliari have been struggling to find the back of the net of late. Daniele Conti is sidelined for the visitors, joining Sebastian
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Mauro Icardi doesn't feature from the start due to a knock, with Hugo Campagnaro and Jonathan also sidelined through injury. Marco Andreolli is included in defence, with captain Andrea Rannochia rested. Yuto Nagatomo and Dodo are Mazzarri's wing-backs, while Rodrigo Palacio and Dani Osval
    • 0'
      I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action, as Cagliari attempt to right their faltering form and kick start their Serie A campaign. Despite suffering a fairly poor season last term, Inter are looking in good shape, with solid performances in both domestic and Eur
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Inter versus Cagliari at San Siro, as Walter Mazzarri's men attempt to maintain their excellent early season form. Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last five games, while this afternoon's visitors arrive in Milan with a run of three consecutive defeats to their
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half at San Siro! Nerazzurri are in their customary blue and black, while Zeman's men are in their white away kit.
    • 2'
      This is a real clash of philosophies, with Zeman's side flooding forward in a desperate attempt to make things happen offensively, while Inter are set up in such a way as to remain defensively responsible and stable.
    • 4'
      Avelar overlaps down the left-hand side, but Vidic slides in at the near post to make a timely interception. Palacio then tries to scamper through on goal following a ball from Kovacic, but the pass is slightly too heavy and Cragno collects.
    • 6'
      Cagliari are keeping the ball fairly well in the opening stages, with Ibarbo seeing plenty of the ball already. The Colombian will be key to any success that the visitors have, leading to the hosts keeping close tabs on the opposition danger man. Cossu and Ekdal see shots blocked at the edge of the
    • 8'
      Inter reply with a cross into the box from Nagatomo, but Osvaldo is unable to capitalise at the back post! The loose ball bobbles through to the former Roma striker, but his first touch lets him down and Balzano clears.
    • 10'
      G M. Sau Assist R. Palacio
    • 10'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! CAGLIARI TAKE THE LEAD THROUGH SAU! The striker is found through direct football, with the Italian firing home a clinical first-time finish! Cossu flicks on a lofted pass, allowing for his teammate to apply the final touch!
    • 11'
      Palacio tests Cragno! The Argentine gets in behind enemy lines on the right-hand side, before trying his luck from a tight angle. It is a tame shot, which the young goalkeeper does well to get down to his right and smother.
    • 13'
      Mazzarri is furious with how his side have gone behind, but try to respond immediately. Dodo and Nagatomo have looked bright down the wings, but the young Brazilian is yet to work his way into a favourable crossing position. The Inter coach is inconsolable in his technical area.
    • 15'
      The opening quarter of an hour have gone excellently for Cagliari, with the visiting side taking an early lead and restricting Nerazzurri to only one chance of note. Inter are a tad flustered and need to settle down. They have the players capable of carving apart Zeman's men in midfield, they just n
    • 17'
      Cossu is found in behind by a brilliant clip down the line, but Nagatomo tracks back brilliantly to deny the winger. Cagliari are looking dangerous whenever they break forward.
    • 18'
      G P. Osvaldo Assist R. Palacio
    • 18'
      The assist came from R. Palacio.
    • 18'
      GOOOOOOOOOAL! OSVALDO EQUALISES! Palacio takes a quick free kick to the back post, which the former Southampton striker passes into the back of the net beyond the despairing grasp of Cragno! Cagliari just switched off at the back there and Inter punished them!
    • 20'
      An entertaining first 20 minutes has taken place at San Siro, with Inter now on the charge after equalising through Osvaldo. The Nerazzurri's goal was out of nothing, but has Cagliari rattled somewhat. It's now Zeman's turn to look concerned on the sideline.
    • 22'
      Ibarbo breaks down the right-hand side, but Juan Jesus does just enough to shepherd the ball out of play for a goal kick. Dodo then goes down heavily, but is able to continue without treatment, despite having the wind knocked out of him by a fierce challenge.
    • 23'
      Nagatomo hits the target! Hernanes manages to win possession back on the edge of the penalty box from Rossettini, sliding in to poke the ball to the Japan international. He hits it first time, but can only guide a tame effort straight at Cragno.
    • 25'
      Y. Nagatomo gets yellow.
    • 25'
      Nagatomo earns himself the first booking of the afternoon for a cynical tug on his man's shirt. As a result, Cagliari whip a free kick into a loaded penalty area courtesy of Cossu, but nothing comes of the dead ball situation.
    • 27'
      RED CARD! Nagatomo is sent off and Inter go down to ten men! The hosts' captain is furious, but the referee has dismissed him! Cossu goes down heavily under a clumsy tackle and earns himself his second yellow in two minutes!
    • 29'
      G A. Ekdal Assist R. Palacio
    • 29'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! EKDAL FIRES HOME FROM CLOSE RANGE! Handanovic beats away a fierce strike, before the loose ball is rifled home by the Swedish midfielder! Sau holds off his marker, shielding the ball for his teammate to smash into the back of the net! Cagliari strike immediately!
    • 31'
      What an entertaining first half an hour in San Siro! We've seen three goals and a red card, with Mazzarri's men looking as though they're in trouble here. Cagliari have capitalised on their recent numerical advantage and Inter have a real test on their hands now.
    • 33'
      Palacio races in behind the Cagliari back four once again, before being denied by the onrushing Cragno, but the linesman's flag was raised for offside anyway! Cagliari are relentlessly attacking, with Ibarbo whipping in a ball from the right, but nobody is present at the back post to turn it home.
    • 34'
      G A. Ekdal Assist R. Palacio
    • 34'
      V. Ibarbo gave the assist.
    • 34'
      GOOOOOAL! EKDAL HAS HIS SECOND! Ibarbo makes excellent progress down the right-hand side, committing Handanovic, before the Colombian cuts back an intelligent pass. The Swedish midfielder merely has to slot home into an unguarded net! Serie A's bottom club have a two-goal cushion!
    • 36'
      Ten minutes until the break and Inter look totally at sea. Nagatomo's red card has left his side in the lurch, with Cagliari taking full advantage. Zeman's men continue to surge forward at every opportunity, with Inter requiring the interval to regroup.
    • 38'
      Cossu fires wide! The winger lets fly from the edge of the box, but can't turn a curling effort inside the far post! Handanovic hasn't had a great deal to do, other than pick the ball out of his net.
    • 40'
      Mazzarri is having intense discussions on his bench, perhaps talking about possible changes for the second half. Crisetig whips in a free kick from deep on the right-hand side, but it loops over the crossbar and out of play.
    • 41'
      After clashing with Balzano, Dodo goes down holding his knee, with the Brazilian wing-back looking to be in considerable discomfort. Mazzarri uses the break in play to relay instructions to his players. Liberal amounts of spray are required.
    • 42'
      PENALTY TO CAGLIARI! Vidic is penalised for the home side, with Cossu brought down by the Serbian defender. There aren't too many complaints, that was a clumsy sliding tackle from the former Man United man.
    • 43'
      SI D. D'Ambrosio SO R. Palacio
    • 43'
      D. D'Ambrosio comes on for Dodô.
    • 43'
    • 43'
      HANDANOVIC SAVES IT! Cossu puts his spot-kick to the goalkeeper's right, but the Inter man guesses correctly and beats the ball away from danger! It was at a comfortable height, but that would've been game over otherwise!
    • 44'
      G A. Ekdal Assist R. Palacio
    • 44'
      Cagliari score a goal through A. Ekdal!
    • 44'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! EKDAL GETS HIS FIRST-HALF HAT-TRICK! The Swede fires home from close range, after slack marking from Inter, following pinball in the area! The Cagliari midfielder is opportunistic, but will be taking home the match ball! The away side lead 4-1!
    • 45'
      M. Sau is yellow-carded.
    • 45'
      L. Rossettini is cautioned by the referee.
    • 45'
      There are three minutes of stoppage time.
    • 46'
      SI F. Guarín SO R. Palacio
    • 46'
      G. Medel is replaced with F. Guarín.
    • 46'
      We are back underway in San Siro for the second half, with ten-man Inter having an absolute mountain to climb!
    • 47'
      There is one change at the break, with Medel replaced by Guarin, as Mazzarri opts for a more offensive midfielder in a bid to get back into this contest. Inter have only one substitution remaining, after replacing Dodo with D'Ambrosio in the first half.
    • 48'
      Guarin is picked out at the back post but the Colombian midfielder can't turn the ball goalward. Ekdal briefly goes down after a clumsy tackle, but the Swede is quickly back to his feet.
    • 50'
      Cagliari have started the half well, moving the ball around sharply and looking to get into advanced areas early on. Ibarbo delivers a cross from the right, but Handanovic is quick off the line to claim.
    • 51'
      Palacio tries to dance beyond Ceppitelli on the edge of the penalty area, but the Cagliari defender stands firm to rob possession from the Argentine forward and clear.
    • 52'
      Osvaldo has the ball in the back of the net, but it is ruled out for offside. D'Ambrosio picked out a fantastic back post cross, which the Italian striker stroked home, but his teammate made his run slightly too early.
    • 54'
      Inter aren't looking as though they can deal with the numerical disadvantage, with Zeman's men calmly shifting possession around to find their extra player. The home side need to find a goal quickly to shake this contest up.
    • 55'
      Cagliari break from an Inter corner, with Ibarbo and Cossu playing a smart one-two. The former is found in plenty of space at the back post and squares a pass, but Andreolli makes a vital interception in his own six-yard box to clear the danger.
    • 57'
      Cragno is forced into his first save of the second half! The young goalkeeper has to dive smartly to his left to deny an acrobatic effort from Palacio. The Argentine tried a volley over his shoulder, but couldn't find the back of the net.
    • 58'
      Cragno makes another stop, this time to catch a looping header which was the result of an Inter corner. Inter are searching for their elusive second goal, but Cagliari has plenty of numbers in defence to frustrate them off the ball.
    • 60'
      Ibarbo tries to clip a cross in towards the back post, but a block from Juan Jesus concedes a Cagliari corner. It finds its way to Sau at the back post, but the Italian striker skews his shot way wide.
    • 62'
      D'Ambrosio is fed down the right and delivers from the byline but Ceppitelli is easily able to hook the ball clear. Sau breaks as a result, but Vidic covers across well to stop the opening goalscorer in his tracks. Juan then gives away a needless free kick 30 yards from goal.
    • 63'
      The away side dip a ball in towards the penalty area, but Handanovic is easily able to gobble it up. Palacio then breaks down the left-hand side well for Inter, but Cossu is able to hack the Argentine's cross clear on the edge of the Cagliari box.
    • 65'
      Less than half an hour remains of this contest, with Inter not looking any more likely to get back into it. Three goals remain the minimum requirement for the hosts to take any points away from San Siro this afternoon.
    • 66'
      Dessena tests Handanovic! The midfielder plays a nice one-two on the edge of the box, before guiding a low drive straight into the Inter goalkeeper. Substitutes are again warming up on the sidelines for Mazzarri's outfit.
    • 68'
      Palacio is caught offside at the back post yet again, with Zeman's men holding their line fairly well thus far. The Argentine controls and looks to find a finish, but spots the linesman's raised flag.
    • 69'
      SI M. Icardi SO R. Palacio
    • 69'
      SI Diego Farias SO R. Palacio
    • 69'
      Diego Farias enters play, replacing V. Ibarbo.
    • 69'
      R. Palacio is replaced with M. Icardi.
    • 69'
      Mauro Icardi is introduced for the hosts, as Mazzarri looks for goals, with Palacio the man withdrawn. Diego Farias makes his way onto the field in place of Ibarbo for Cagliari.
    • 71'
      Less than 20 minutes remain for an Inter goal, with Icardi thrown into action in another bid to spice up the hosts' forward line. But for Osvaldo's goal, Nerazzurri haven't looked threatened for any extended period of time.
    • 73'
      SI S. Longo SO R. Palacio
    • 73'
      S. Longo enters the game and replaces M. Sau.
    • 73'
      Almost five for the away side! Diego Farias works to the right byline well, before his eventual cut-back is inaccurate. Inter scramble clear, but Cagliari are finding space all over the field to exploit. Zeman makes another change, with Sau withdrawn for Longo.
    • 75'
      Cagliari continue to see more of the ball, with Inter chasing shadows around the box. Longo fires wide at the near post from his first half-chance, failing to get any kind of true connection on the cross.
    • 76'
      Icardi attempts to race through on goal, but Cragno is easily able to come off his line and collect the loose through ball. Mazzarri's men certainly aren't giving up, but Cagliari aren't looking troubled either.
    • 78'
      Cragno comes out to claim yet another lofted through ball, taking a knock to his head in the process, but is fine to continue. D'Ambrosio races down the right before cutting a pass inside to Osvaldo, but it's easily intercepted. Guarin then tries to flight in a cross but it's deflected behind for a
    • 79'
      D'Ambrosio blasts high and wide! The wing-back cuts inside and into the box, but panics on the ball. Instead of picking his spot, the Italian leans back and sends his effort into the stands.
    • 81'
      Inter continue to probe for a goal, if only to improve their goal difference, but Cagliari stand firm. Tempers flare between Guarin and Dessena, but the referee is quick to intervene before both teams pile in to help their respective teammate.
    • 82'
      A. Balzano receives a yellow card.
    • 82'
      F. Guarín is yellow-carded.
    • 83'
      Longo goes down for some treatment after being felled in the middle of the field, breaking down play somewhat. Osvaldo is penalised for a tug on Farias after the Brazilian substitute looked to break away down the right flank.
    • 85'
      It is end to end stuff now, with both teams keen to press forward and find more goals - it really isn't in the make-up of a Zeman side to sit back. The travelling Cagliari fans cheer each pass that their team make while in possession.
    • 86'
      An ambitious pass is flung in towards the back post for Cossu to chase, but Handanovic comes off his line to claim easily. Less than five minutes remain before Cagliari can celebrate an excellent result.
    • 88'
      Zeman's men keep the ball, much to the delight of their fans. Inter have been beaten in all departments this afternoon, with the visitors continuing to show their control. Cossu is brought down yet again, in what has been an all-action performance from the Cagliari captain.
    • 90'
      SI João Pedro SO R. Palacio
    • 90'
      João Pedro enters play, replacing D. Dessena.
    • 90'
      Dessena is replaced by Pedro for the final few minutes for the away side, with smiles all around on the Cagliari bench. There will be three minutes of stoppage time.

    Line Up




    Antonio Conte
    Leonardo Semplici



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 20 7
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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