Serie A

  • D. D'Ambrosio 23’
  • João Miranda 57’
  • M. Icardi 73’
  • 90’ F. Quagliarella
1 Half Time 0
21/02/2016
Serie A
Giuseppe Meazza

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      G F. Quagliarella Assist J. Murillo
    • 90'
      Muriel slides a forward pass into his teammate's path, with the Italian forward doing the rest.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOOOOOAL! QUAGLIARELLA FIRES HOME! The veteran striker is fed possession on the edge of the penalty area, before fizzing a low strike across goal and inside the foot of the left-hand post! Handanovic had no chance!
    • 90'
      We're into the first of three stoppage-time minutes.
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME! Inter close out a 3-1 victory over Sampdoria, with goals from D'Ambrosio, Miranda and Icardi wrapping up a much-needed three points for the hosts! Quagliarella replied with a consolation goal in stoppage time, but Mancini's men begin their march back towards the summit of Serie A. That's
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME! Inter go into the break with a slender 1-0 advantage, with the Nerazzurri not having necessarily the better of the first half. Sampdoria have threatened sporadically, with set pieces proving to be the only source of serious danger in this game. Plenty of time remains for Montella to maste
    • 0'
      Sampdoria substitutes: Puggioni, Moisander, Barreto, Alejandro Rodriguez, Palombo, Lazaros, Krsticic, Muriel, De Silvestri, Skiriniar, Brignoli, Cassano.
    • 0'
      Sampdoria starting line-up (3-4-2-1): Viviano; Silvestre, Cassani, Ranocchia; Ivan, Soriano, Fernando, Dodo; Alvarez, Correa; Quagliarella.
    • 0'
      Inter substitutes: Juan Jesus, Palacio, Jovetic, Santon, Ljajic, Gnoukouri, Carrizo, Zonta, Berni, Popa, Manaj.
    • 0'
      Inter starting line-up (4-4-2): Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo, Nagatomo; Biabiany, Melo, Brozovic, Perisic; Icardi, Eder.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Andrea Ranocchia starts against his former club, with Mattia Cassani and Matias Silvestre making up the rest of the defensive three. Dodo also lines up against his ex-employers, with Fernando and Roberto Soriano provide a hard working and tenacious central midfield hub. Experienced strike
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Yuto Nagatomo reverts to left-back this evening, with Danilo D'Ambrosio starting on the opposite flank of the defence. Ivan Perisic and Jonathan Biabiany provide the orthodox wide options, with Marcelo Brozovic adding the creative flair alongside Felipe Melo in midfield. Eder and Mauro Ic
    • 0'
      Sampdoria, meanwhile, have other targets and priorities. The away side are only a few points shy of the drop zone, with last season's brilliant Serie A finish seeming like a flash in the pan. Hard-fought results are to be the only thing that will get Vincenzo Montella's men out of the relegation mir
    • 0'
      Inter have won merely one of their last six matches, a slide which has seen them drop to fifth place in the Italian top flight. Milan are only two points off their rivals' pace now, with the Rossoneri in form which has enabled them to gain ground in the race for European football.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Serie A's late kick-off of the evening, as Sampdoria travel to face Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza! Roberto Mancini's men were flying high, but now need some momentum enhancing wins if they are to regain their place among the top few at the top-flight summit.
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half! Inter are playing against a lot of familiar faces here tonight, with Eder also hoping to have an impact against his former employers. These three points will have huge implications on both ends of the table.
    • 3'
      Eder tries to drive at pace in behind enemy lines, but play is pulled back for Cassani previously taking possession out of play before gifting the ball to his ex-teammate. Inter aren't afraid to slow things down and stroke play from flank to flank.
    • 5'
      Dodo tries to scamper down the left-hand side, but the Brazilian wing-back is forced back towards his own goal. Sampdoria cause problems on the edge of the box moments later, but Melo tracks back to slide in and deny Correa. Tenacious stuff thus far!
    • 7'
      Montella is out on the edge of his technical area, barking out instructions. The former Roma striker will be pleased with how Sampdoria have looked to get the ball down and exploit their wide options, but Viviano has been the busier of the two goalkeepers during the early stages.
    • 9'
      Melo makes a defensive clearance at his near post, with the Brazilian midfielder able to flick away a cross from Ivan. Sampdoria have looked fairly dangerous in the wide areas, but the aforementioned ex-Galatasaray midfielder has been absolutely everywhere. The Nerazzurri have been tenacious but scr
    • 11'
      Correa is fouled by Miranda, with Sampdoria then countering down the right-hand side. Ivan breaks to the right byline, before angling a delivery in towards Quagliarella! The ex-Torino striker forces Handanovic into a neat save at his near post, before the resulting cornery delivery is headed over th
    • 13'
      Quagliarella is fed down the right channel, with the Italy international then unleashing a shot from a very tight angle! The ex-Torino forward lashes a ferocious attempt just shy of the far top corner, with Handanovic struggling to get there.
    • 15'
      Inter win themselves a corner on the right-hand side, with a near-post delivery missed by Perisic at the back post! Both sides have had some half chances now, with both goalkeepers only called into action to make some simple saves, however.
    • 17'
      Sampdoria look to keep the ball between their back four, with the away side settling down into a good rhythm at present. Inter try to break the monotony, with Eder leading a break, but Ranocchia snuffs it out. Mancini's men just haven't created much at all.
    • 18'
      Ranocchia picks up a yellow card for a cynical challenge on Eder.
    • 19'
      Biabiany takes aim from the edge of the penalty area, with the ex-Parma winger curling a deflected attempt wide of the near post! The resulting corner is cleared at the near post, with the Nerazzurri continuing to be rather wasteful with their rare opportunities.
    • 21'
      Biabiany shoots from the periphery of the box, but the Frenchman lashes a terrible effort high and wide of the target! Correa is shunted to the ground by Perisic after breaking, with scrappy fouls breaking up the flow of the match. Sampdoria whip in the resulting free-kick from the right, but it byp
    • 23'
      G D. D'Ambrosio Assist J. Murillo
    • 23'
      GOOOOOOOOOAL! D'AMBROSIO MAKES IT 1-0! Biabiany races down the right-hand side, before angling in a low, teasing delivery! Ranochhia clears behind for a corner. The ex-Torino defender appears at the back post to scramble a flick-on home!
    • 23'
      Murillo flicks on the corner delivery, with his defensive teammate getting on the end of the loose ball.
    • 25'
      Sampdoria break down the right-hand side, but a cross from Ivan fails to meet a yellow shirt at the back post! The delivery bobbles beyond three teammates, with Handanovic breathing a sigh of relief that he wasn't tested from very close range indeed.
    • 27'
      The Nerazzurri haven't been able to take complete control of this contest, with the hosts not managing to get a firm foothold in the midfield third. Melo has been combative, but Brozovic is yet to produce anything of note. Montella will probably be happier with his personnel's general build-up play.
    • 29'
      Sampdoria look for Quagliarella with a long pass, but Handanovic races out to claim ahead of the experienced striker. Clear-cut chances have dried up of late, with set pieces proving to be the only real points of danger for either back four.
    • 31'
      Perisic lifts a long-range free-kick delivery in from the right-hand side, but Viviano rises highest to claim. Mancini's men are sitting rather deep when they don't have the ball, with Eder and Icardi not getting a great deal of service. The two haven't combined to good effect thus far.
    • 33'
      Dodo slides in, with the Brazilian picking up a yellow card for a cynical tackle on Biabiany.
    • 33'
      Soriano drives forward from deep, with Ivan released down the right-hand side. The wing-back tries to beat D'Ambrosio, but his boot flies off in the process. Moments later, Biabiany tries to lead a break, but Dodo is on hand to ensure that Inter don't go anywhere quickly.
    • 35'
      There are only 10 minutes left in this first half, with the Nerazzurri still looking like fairly undeserved leaders. Mancini's men lead due to a set-piece opportunity, with there little else between the two outfits at present. Inter are happy to retain possession and wind the tempo down as we approa
    • 37'
      Brozovic goes down in the penalty area, but the Croatia international is deemed to have just taken a tumble himself. Sampdoria respond with a break down the right, but Melo steps out to make an interception. The rebound bobbles out to a visiting player, but Biabiany then makes a block.
    • 39'
      Dodo is found making tracks down the left-hand side, but Nagatomo does brilliantly to outmuscle the ex-Inter full-back. Eder is fed possession in the final third, but the ex-Sampdoria striker scampering into traffic and, therefore, trouble.
    • 41'
      We're into the final five minutes at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, with Sampdoria not looking likely to find an equaliser. Biabiany tries to threaten down the right-hand side, but Dodo stands up to his man well to earn a throw-in. Both defences have performed resiliently thus far.
    • 42'
      Brozovic gets a retrospective booking from the referee, with the Croatian midfielder having a few choice words to say.
    • 43'
      Quagliarella tries to pivot and shoot acrobatically from the edge of the box, but can only win a corner for Sampdoria. The set-piece is whipped in, but Ranocchia can only rise well to angle a terrible header over the crossbar!
    • 46'
      We are underway in the second half! The Nerazzurri are currently ahead with regards to the scoreline, but need to up their game if they are to push on and sew up the three points with a second goal.
    • 48'
      Quagliarella tries to flick a header on towards Alvarez, but the ex-Juventus forward can only find himself straying offside. Inter respond with a counter-attack, with Eder doing well to earn a corner from Silvestre. Brozovic takes the set-piece, but Melo is penalised for a push on his man.
    • 50'
      Miranda is booked, with the ex-Atletico defender hauling back Correa cynically.
    • 50'
      Nagatomo drives down the right-hand side, with the Japan international's angled delivery scrambled away by Cassani. Sampdoria respond with a counter-attack down the left flank, with Correa earning a free-kick from Miranda. A few players are walking the disciplinary tightrope now.
    • 52'
      The resulting free-kick is swung in towards the back post, but Ranocchia squeezes away from his man and can't make contact. Sampdoria haven't managed to carve out too many opportunities of late, with Montella perhaps needing to dip into his bench before long.
    • 54'
      The away side work their way down the right-hand side, with Alvarez able to dance beyond Brozovic! Melo covers across, however, with the former Gala man sliding in brilliantly to deny Correa. He gives away a corner in the process, but Inter manage to clear their lines with ease.
    • 56'
      Perisic drives down the left-hand side, but the ex-Wolfsburg winger can't create anything of note. Moments later, Icardi scampers into a dangerous area of the penalty box, but the Argentine striker is marshalled excellently by Dodo. Chances are elusive at present.
    • 57'
      G João Miranda Assist J. Murillo
    • 57'
      GOOOOOOOOAL! INTER DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! The Nerazzurri convert from another set-piece, with Miranda able to power a close-range header over the line! The Brazil international sees his effort blocked by Viviano, but the ball was correctly deemed to have already crossed the line!
    • 57'
      Melo angled an unselfish header back across goal, with Miranda able to apply the finishing touch.
    • 59'
      Quagliarella is caught offside yet again, with the experienced striker needing to play right on the last shoulder of his man due to a lack of pace. Moments later, Sampdoria earn themselves a corner on the right flank, but the set-piece is hooked away from the danger zone.
    • 61'
      Just over from Quagliarella! The Italian forward takes a lovely touch, before wriggling his way beyond Murillo cleverly. The Sampdoria striker takes aim from a tight angle, but can only balloon the ball into the stands behind Handanovic's goal.
    • 63'
      SI A. Ljajić SO J. Murillo
    • 63'
      Ljajic comes into the fray for the home side, with Eder taking his leave following a quiet hour.
    • 63'
      Ivan breaks down the right-hand side, before combining with Alvarez. The Argentine midfielder gets to the byline, but an attempted cut-back from the former Inter man is intercepted with ease. Both sides are struggling to create opportunities in open play.
    • 65'
      Sampdoria have had the better of the play since Inter doubled their lead, but Montella's men don't look capable of scoring twice. Inter counter down the left, with D'Ambrosio trying to curl in a dangerous cross, but Cassani heads clear! Moments later, the same ex-Torino man sends a bad delivery sail
    • 67'
      What a run from Correa! The Sampdoria midfielder skips past three challenges in fantastic fashion, but can't manage to earn his side anything other than a corner. The Argentine midfielder has looked bright in short spells, but the visitors aren't generally lacking a cutting edge up top.
    • 68'
      SI L. Muriel SO J. Murillo
    • 68'
      Ivan takes his leave, with Muriel adding some extra offensive talent into the mix.
    • 69'
      Quagliarella receives possession just inside the penalty area, before turning and shooting in one fluid motion! Fortunately for the Nerazzurri, the Sampdoria target man is caught offside yet again. Moments later, Muriel is fed to the byline, but is outmuscled by D'Ambrosio.
    • 71'
      Muriel tries to chase a lost cause and press D'Ambrosio, but the Colombian substitute ends up clipping the heels of his adversary. Inter answer with a lofted ball that searches for a run from Icardi, but Cassani rises highest to frustrate the Argentine striker.
    • 72'
      Yellow card Yuto Nagatomo
    • 73'
      G M. Icardi Assist J. Murillo
    • 73'
      Alvarez and Quagliarella look to combine on the edge of the penalty area, but a stray touch from the former allows for Murillo to clear. Sampdoria are enjoying all of the possession at the minute, but Inter are more than content to sit back and see this contest out.
    • 73'
      Brozovic slides his teammate into the clear, in a quick Nerazzurri breakaway.
    • 73'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! INTER MAKE IT THREE ON THE BREAK! Icardi races from deep on the counter, with the Argentina international streaking into the clear! With recovering defenders gaining on him, and Viviano racing out to make things difficult, the Inter captain holds his nerve to roll home a tidy finish.
    • 75'
      Quagliarella fires into the side netting, as the Italian forward continues to try his luck from all angles! Moments later, the same man is fed possession in the penalty area, but can only force a comfortable near-post save out of Handanovic.
    • 77'
      Nagatomo manages to rob possession from Alvarez, as Sampdoria continue to relentlessly press for a consolation goal. Montella's men are pushing on, which is leaving huge gaps for the Nerazzurri to exploit on the counter. Correa hangs up a delivery to the back post, but Muriel can't turn a volley goa
    • 79'
      SI A. Gnoukouri SO J. Murillo
    • 79'
      SI N. Krstičić SO J. Murillo
    • 79'
      Krsticic is injected into the fray, with Correa taking his leave after a bright last 10 minutes.
    • 79'
      Gnoukouri comes into the game for the dying stages, with Biabiany sacrificed.
    • 81'
      We're into the final 10 minutes in Milan, with Inter looking to be getting back on track here tonight. A solid victory will keep the Rossoneri at arm's length, putting Mancini's side's European future back in their own hands.
    • 83'
      Icardi is fed into the clear, but the Argentine goalscorer is pulled back for an offside decision. Sampdoria respond with a break, but a throughball towards Muriel is gobbled up by Handanovic.
    • 85'
      SI L. Christodoulopoulos SO J. Murillo
    • 85'
      Inter try to work their way upfield tentatively, but Gnoukouri gives possession away needlessly. With Muriel threatening to speed down the right flank, the Colombia international is dispossessed with ease by D'Ambrosio.
    • 85'
      Lazaros comes into the game for the dying embers, with Alvarez trudging off.
    • 88'
      SI S. Jovetić SO J. Murillo
    • 88'
      Brozovic is withdrawn by Mancini, with Jovetic given a small run out.
    • 90'
      Handanovic is forced into a simple save at his near post, before Sampdoria try to break down the left. Dodo curls in a near-post cross, but Miranda makes a timely block to deny Lazaros! The away side are pushing on right until the end.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Antonio Conte
    italy
    Claudio Ranieri

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 15 11
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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