Serie A

  • F. Quagliarella 44’
Serie A
Luigi Ferraris


    • KICK OFF
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      That's all from Genoa, where Sampdoria were 1-0 winners over Inter. Goodbye!
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      Quagliarella had tucked home a fine finish for the hosts, and, with the visitors failing to respond, the pressure on De Boer will be turned up another notch.
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      Samp hold on! What a frantic finish. Inter threw in cross after cross, but could find no way through.
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      Both sets of players have taken to the field, and we will soon be under way once more.
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      Icardi is leading the Inter players back down the tunnel. This could be another big 45 minutes for De Boer and his side.
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      Brozovic struck the woodwork and Candreva looked a threat, but it is Quagliarella who pounced on one of a number of home counters to put Samp in front at the break.
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      Samp dominated the opening stages, with clear chances for Quagliarella and Muriel, before hitting the post through Barreto. Inter, though, appeared to have weathered the storm.
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      The players are making their way onto the pitch! Inter are in their change white shirts, while Samp wear their traditional blue. We are not far from kick-off now...
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      The two teams drew the corresponding fixture 1-1 last season, with Ivan Perisic - on the bench today - cancelling out Muriel's opener to earn a point for Inter.
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      Inter, meanwhile, ended a four-match winless run in Serie A as they triumphed over Torino. They have only been beaten by Samp in one of their last 12 meetings in all competitions, and victory here would propel Frank de Boer's men from 11th into seventh.
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      Samp are enduring a tough season, and have won only one of their last eight league games. However, they have lost just once at home this term, while a victory against Inter would take them level with the Milan outfit on 14 points.
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      Former Samp man Mauro Icardi again leads the line for Inter, who have Davide Santon back in their only change. The Argentine is not a popular man with the club's supporters right now, but he did net both goals in a 2-1 success against Torino on Wednesday. The hosts make five alterations to the side
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      Inter: Handanovic; Ansaldi, Miranda, Murillo, Santon; Brozovic, Joao Mario, Banega; Candreva, Icardi, Eder.
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      Sampdoria: Puggioni; Sala, Silvestre, Skriniar, Regini; Barreto, Torreira, Linetty; Fernandes; Muriel, Quagliarella.
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      Welcome to our live text commentary of Sampdoria versus Inter from Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Serie A!
    • 1'
      Inter get us under way in Genoa!
    • 2'
      Some good running from Samp in the early stages. Having built a move down the right through Bruno Fernandes, they then forced an error from Jeison Murillo as he took up possession.
    • 3'
      A long ball in behind on the right-hand side of the Samp box wins a corner for Inter, but Antonio Candreva's delivery is short and poor. The hosts start again with a goal-kick.
    • 4'
      Miranda concedes a corner at the other end, next, but the set-piece is similarly disappointing and Inter clear.
    • 6'
      Jeers and cheers from the home crowd as Samir Handanovic overhits a lobbed pass to Santon. Samp look bright in the early stages, encouraging plenty of noise from those supporters.
    • 8'
      CHANCE! This is lovely football from the hosts. Edgar Barreto brilliantly dummies a pass from deep, selling Murillo and Santon to allow Quagliarella in on goal. However, the Italian shoots across goal and wide of the far post.
    • 9'
      There's some zip to this game all of a sudden. After Quagliarella's miss, Inter bounce back up the other end and only the final ball is missing. Samp charge back upfield, and are on the attack again.
    • 10'
      Samp force another corner, and this time the cross is better. It reaches Matias Silvestre, but he tangles with Murillo illegally and concedes a free-kick.
    • 12'
      Another foul from Silvestre; this time on halfway, as he shrugs off the challenge of Icardi. The Inter captain appears to be the target of derision from both sets of supporters today.
    • 13'
      CHANCE! This is a better opening than Quagliarella's. After Cristian Ansaldi's cross is claimed at one end, Samp counter. Fernandes slips in Muriel on the left, and he has time to pick his spot. He, like his team-mate before him, though, strikes across the face and wide.
    • 15'
      The hosts appear happy to let Inter attack, knowing they are a threat on the break. Eder darts inwards but loses possession, and Samp soon have a throw-in up the other end.
    • 15'
      Samp's pressing has Inter worried. Murillo slips in the middle of the field, almost allowing a home forward in, but recovers just in time.
    • 16'
      SAVE! Candreva musters Inter's first effort. It's low, hard and on target, but from around 25 yards it is easily parried by Christian Puggioni.
    • 17'
      COUNTER! What was that about Samp's threat on the break? Moments after Candreva shoots on goal, Muriel is setting Quagliarella through again. He is forced wide this time, though, and, when he finally strikes, has space only for a tame effort into Handanovic's arms.
    • 19'
      Ever Banega's incisive pass allows Icardi to win a corner on the left. However, the set-piece is taken short and worked across to the right-hand side of the field. Ansaldi is there, waiting for the ball, but his centre is poor again.
    • 20'
      The visitors are peppering the Samp box now. Candreva delivers, but no-one's there. Eder takes up possession on the left and finds Santon. The former Newcastle United man likewise crosses, but it's easy pickings for Puggioni.
    • 22'
      Poor deliveries have certainly been the order of the day so far. Samp win a free-kick in the Inter half, but, again, it is quickly cleared.
    • 23'
      Crucial interception from Santon. Fernandes spots a run in behind from one of Samp's energetic front two and aims to find him. The Inter man steps in.
    • 25'
      A couple of Samp appeals in the referee's direction. Inter counter the first time as a blue-shirted man hits the deck, but the hosts quickly have it back. Fernandes crosses high towards the back post, where Quagliarella magnificently brings the ball under his spell. He then goes down under pressure
    • 26'
      Candreva is starting to conjure some quality from his right foot. A cross tempts Puggioni to come for the ball, but he gets nowhere near it and is left flapping. No visiting player can profit, though.
    • 28'
      Another Fernandes centre causes chaos. However, with Inter standing off, neither Muriel nor Quagliarella can control.
    • 29'
      POST! Fernandes is certainly Samp's busiest creator. He dinks a lovely pass in behind Santon, forcing a third home corner. Baretta storms onto Lucas Torreira's delivery and flicks against the outside of the post. So close.
    • 31'
      If nothing else, Ansaldi is working hard. He takes the ball out of defence and attacks. His cross is awful once more, though, and he is fortunate to find Quagliarella offside as Muriel counters.
    • 32'
      Icardi has hardly had a sniff so far. Eder delivers from the left towards the Argentine, but he slips as the ball arrives. Samp clear.
    • 34'
      There's a lack of quality in this game, but certainly no lack in action. The ball continues to flow from end to end at a startling rate.
    • 35'
      SAVE! Candreva again shoots from distance, and this one is rather more difficult for Puggioni. The strike swerves towards the far bottom corner, and the goalkeeper does well to parry.
    • 37'
      Fernandes shoots from a long way out, but, unlike Candreva at the other end, his effort is wild and flies into the stands.
    • 38'
      CHANCE! Now Muriel has a shooting opportunity. He's 20 yards from goal and quickly closed, but he should really do better as he drags wide again.
    • 39'
      CROSSBAR! Magical from Marcelo Brozovic, who dances through the Samp defence. The chance appears to have gone as he's slowed in the area, but he checks back onto his left and thumps against the bar.
    • 40'
      CHANCE! And finally a sight of goal for Icardi. Eder races away down the left, dodging a challenge to cross. His centre finds Icardi at the near post, but the Inter captain cannot twist his body to get an effort on target and instead chests wide.
    • 42'
      Samp are up in arms. Jacopo Sala snaps into a challenge on Banega, taking the ball. His tackle was a little aggressive, though, and the foul is called to the disbelief of the home fans.
    • 43'
      CHANCE! Inter are turning the screw now! Santon swirls in a glorious cross from the left to pick out Brozovic. Rising to head on goal, the advancing midfielder nudges just past the post.
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      G F. Quagliarella Assist K. Linetty
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      It was Karol Linetty who teed up Quagliarella after turning inside from Fernandes' measured pass.
    • 44'
      GOAL! Samp hit back and, just like that, they lead! Quagliarella sweeps a fine finish left-footed into the far corner from inside the area after Fernandes brilliantly initiates another attack.
    • 46'
      CHANCE! Straight away, Eder has Sala on the run. He sends the Samp defending sliding in the wrong direction, but lashes his shot over the bar from inside the area.
    • 46'
      Here we go again! Samp get us up and running.
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      HALF-TIME: Sampdoria 1-0 Inter.
    • 47'
      Samp relied on counter-attacks in the first period, but already since the restart we have seen some neat passing moves. They look boosted by their lead.
    • 49'
      Both goalkeepers are put under pressure in quick succession, but no major ricks from either as they pump the ball out of play. Handanovic has looked a little uncomfortable throughout.
    • 51'
      Joao Mario is a little fortunate to avoid a booking for his crunching challenge on Muriel. The Portuguese has been fairly anonymous so far.
    • 52'
      From the free-kick conceded by Joao Mario, Fernandes delivers. Murillo meets it but gets his clearance wrong, nodding downwards, and is fortunate to find Handanovic pouncing on the loose ball.
    • 54'
      Brozovic was behind Inter's brightest moments in the first half, but, as he advances down the inside right, he overhits his cross to Icardi. Wasteful from Inter; a let-off for Samp.
    • 54'
      Almost another chance for Samp! Handanovic is brave again to dive on the ball as Muriel centres in the hope of finding Fernandes. Good goalkeeping.
    • 56'
      Samp are enjoying the opportunity to hassle and harry their visitors. Barreto scraps by the corner flag on the right, and is eventually penalised. The hosts' workrate is phenomenal.
    • 58'
      Inter look so brittle at the back. They were on the attack but a swift break appeared to have the hosts bearing down on goal again. Santon recovers well to scoop the ball back to Handanovic.
    • 59'
      Now the pattern of the opening half has returned. Brozovic crosses poorly at one end, Samp counter. Miranda, though, is quick enough and strong enough to get back and snuff out the danger.
    • 61'
      Another chance for Samp to come forward. Quagliarella and Muriel split the Inter defence, but Fernandes, pushing on, delays his pass and plays the ball harmlessly through to Handanovic.
    • 63'
      CHANCE! Icardi rises at the near post to flick a header well over from Santon's delivery. The home fans enjoyed that one from their former front man.
    • 65'
      Ansaldi's delivery has been consistently woeful. He smashes a cross high over the box as he hits the by-line. Eder returns the ball, but no-one is there to meet his centre at the back post.
    • 67'
      WHAT A MISS! Ansaldi bundles the ball back to Brozovic, who crosses. It finds Icardi and, given Puggioni's position, an open goal. From within the six-yard box, though, the Inter forward heads over. Incredible.
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      A chance now for Inter? Santon is tripped just outside the area by Barreto...
    • 71'
      Eder takes the free-kick, but fires a long way over. Disappointing.
    • 73'
      Despite that free-kick from Eder, he looks Inter's biggest threat. Dancing down the left, his cross is defended well.
    • 74'
      It's been a tough night for Ansaldi at both ends of the field, and he's now booked for a trip on Fernandes.
    • 75'
      Mirandes now flies in on Fernandes. He, too, is carded.
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      SI I. Perišić SO K. Linetty
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      SI R. Palacio SO K. Linetty
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      Perisic - a scorer last season in this fixture - replaces Candreva.
    • 76'
      Eder appeared to be building momentum, but he makes way for Rodrigo Palacio.
    • 78'
      SI A. Budimir SO K. Linetty
    • 78'
      Ante Budimir enters in place of Quagliarella, whose goal separates the two teams still.
    • 80'
      After a number of substitutions, Inter are back on the attack again. Perisic is immedately involved, but cannot get a shot in on goal.
    • 81'
      WHAT A CLEARANCE! Muriel holds the ball up and switches to Sala. He makes progress, beyond Santon, and crosses teasingly. Budimir looks certain to turn the ball into the net, but Murillo gets a toe on the ball to deflect it away at the last.
    • 82'
      A number of tight decisions have gone against Samp in recent minutes, but that has only encouraged the home crowd further. They shriek with delight as Banega batters a strike over the bar.
    • 83'
      Joao Mario snaps at Linetty's heels and becomes the latest man to enter the book.
    • 84'
      And now Sala sees yellow as he chops Palacio's counter short. The free-kick is eventually played into the box, but Miranda fouls.
    • 84'
      Fernandes produces another brilliant piece of creative play to cross for Budimir on the left. The substitute could tee up a team-mate but instead heads back towards the centre, and the chance is gone.
    • 86'
      SAVE! Handanovic blocks from Budimir, but the Samp forward should have given him no chance. Accelerating into space after another break, his shot was tame.
    • 86'
      This is frantic now. Joao Mario has his pocket picked, but, as Muriel runs through, Handanovic moves out to clear.
    • 88'
      SI R. Álvarez SO K. Linetty
    • 88'
      Muriel's off after a breathless display. On comes former Inter man Ricky Alvarez.
    • 90'
      Miranda is a lucky, lucky man. Already booked, he trips Budimir, and seems certain for a second yellow. It's not to be, though, and he and Inter escape.
    • 91'
      UNBELIEVABLE! Samp keep the ball out! Somehow. Puggioni spills the ball from a low cross, and Palacio, prone seconds earlier, jumps to his feet and prods at goal. The shot loops up and looks set to cross the line until a recovering defender hacks clear. Incredible.
    • 93'
      Handanovic is up, but the corner is played by Brozovic to the edge of the box and Samp clear!
    • 93'
      Seconds remaining, and Inter have a corner...
    • 94'
      FULL-TIME: Sampdoria 1-0 Inter.

    Line Up




    Claudio Ranieri
    Antonio Conte



    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 15 14
    Yellow Cards 1 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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