F.C. Inter Milan vs U.C. Sampdoria


Serie A

April 3rd

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), Milan, Italy


35′ D’Ambrosio

50′ Schik

85′ Quagliarella (P)

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Inter remained in sixth on 55 points while Sampdoria remained in ninth but moved onto 44 points. The victory also means that Sampdoria did the double against the Nerazzurri and was also the first league victory at the San Siro for more than 20 years for the Blucerchiati.

FT: Ultimately Inter’s lack of clinical finishing has cost them as they surrendered their lead and all three points to Sampdoria, who capitalised with a slice of luck.

FT: Inter had the chances to extend their lead in the second-half but were not clinical enough and their failure to kill the game-off has cost them, although they will feel hard-done by Schik’s leveller, which was from an offside position. First Perišić went close when his deflected volley following a corner produced a straightforward save from Viviano. The Croat then went close from a Candreva cross when his powerful header was superbly denied by Viviano before Éder’s powerful volley was palmed away by Viviano. Icardi spurned a great chance prior to Sampdoria’s winner when he blazed the ball over the bar with the goal at his mercy after a dangerous delivery from Candreva, although the ball came off his shin.

FT: Sampdoria deserve a lot of credit for coming back to defeat Inter having hit the woodwork twice in the first-half. First Schik’s deft touch from an offside position, levelled the scores early in the second-half after Silvestre’s flick-on. Quagliarella then forced Handanović into a good save with his feet following a swift-break before the striker fired home from the penalty-spot after Brozović was penalised for handball.

FT: So Sampdoria complete an emphatic second-half comeback to complete the double over Inter Milan.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90′ there will be three additional minutes.

88′ D’Ambrosio is penalised for a foul on Linetty.

87′ Miranda is booked for a flailing-arm on Schik.

85′ Goal!! Quagliarella thumps the penalty home, sending Handanović the wrong-way in the process.

83′ Penalty!! The freekick from Linetty strikes the flailing-arm of Brozović and the referee points to the spot and books the Croat.

82′ Torreira wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Medel.

80′ D’Ambrosio is penalised for a foul on Škriniar.

80′ Torreira is penalised for a foul on Kondogbia.

77′ Final Inter Milan change sees João Mário replace Perišić.

75′ Brozović fires an effort harmlessly wide from-range.

73′ Kondogbia is penalised for a foul on Quagliarella.

71′ Chance!! Candreva gets to the by-line and sends a dangerous delivery across the face of goal to the waiting Icardi, who has to score, but the ball comes off his shin and blazes over the bar.

70′ Torreira wins a freekick.

69′ Final Sampdoria change sees Dodô replaced by Vasco Regini.

68′ Close!! The corner falls to Éder, who fires a powerful volley from-range that Viviano is forced to palm away before Candreva fires the follow-up wide albeit from an offside position.

68′ Dodô concedes a corner.

66′ Quagliarella is penalised for a foul on D’Ambrosio.

65′ Second Inter Milan change sees Éder replace Banega.

65′ Icardi is caught offside.

61′ Close!! A Sampdoria break eventually sees Quagliarella fire an effort at goal that forces a good save from the feet of Handanović.

61′ Chance!! The initial delivery is overhit but a teasing delivery from Candreva finds Perišić, whose powerful header is instinctively palmed away by Viviano on the goal-line.

60′ Škriniar concedes a corner.

60′ Second Sampdoria change sees Ricky Álvarez replace Fernandes.

59′ The corner is taken short to Perišić, whose delivery is cleared.

58′ Silvestre concedes a corner.

58′ Barreto is penalised for a foul.

56′ Quagliarella is caught offside.

54′ The corner is eventually dealt with by the visitors.

54′ The corner is taken short before Dodô concedes another corner.

54′ Škriniar concedes a corner.

53′ Close!! The corner is cleared to Perišić on the volley but his deflected effort was easily saved by Viviano.

53′ Dodô concedes a corner.

50′ Banega wins a freekick.

50′ Goal!! The corner is taken short to Fernandes, who does well to beat his man and find Silvestre, whose glancing header beats Handanović and is tapped-home by Schik on the goal-line. It looked as though the striker was actually in an offside position from Silvestre’s header but the goal stands.

48′ Medel concedes a corner.

48′ Torreira’s delivery is dangerous and just evades the head of Schik before going out for a goalkick.

47′ Fernandes wins a freekick after a foul from Brozović.

47′ Kondogbia fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.

46′ Candreva is penalised for a foul on Dodô.

45′ Medel is penalised for a foul on Quagliarella.

45′ Sampdoria get the second-half underway.

45′ During the interval the hosts make their first change of the match with the injured Gagliardini replaced by Geoffrey Kondogbia.

HT: So will Inter add to their tally or will Sampdoria come back in this match and surprise the Milan-outfit? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Inter will need to add to their tally if they are to seal the victory and put the game to bed. They will need to provide Icardi with better service given he has the quality to get the better of Viviano. The Nerazzurri will need to be more clinical especially considering the chances Sampdoria have passed-up, which they will be looking to put right. Inter’s defence has looked nervy at times and will need to be at their best if they are to deny Sampdoria a point. Sampdoria will need to be more clinical themselves, they’ve struck the woodwork twice and have been on the receiving-end of some misfortune. They need Quagliarella and Fernandes to get more involved if they are to find a way back in this match as they cannot afford to rue their missed opportunities. The visitors will also need to make sure they don’t concede another goal as a two-goal deficit would be difficult to overcome.

HT: Despite not creating many chances, the visitors have looked a threat on the break and have gone agonisingly close on a few occasions. First Quagliarella fired a fine effort that deflected onto the post. It was then Fernandes’ turn to strike the woodwork after the Portuguese midfielder ran onto a loose ball before Quagliarella fired the rebound just wide with Handanović well-beaten again.

HT: The Nerazzurri dominated the possession in the first-half and have created some good chances but have only one goal to show for it, despite getting into some promising positions. First Candreva spurned a great chance when he fired the follow-up wide after Viviano palmed Banega’s strike into the Italian’s path. Icardi then went close when he headed just wide from a Candreva cross before D’Ambrosio put the hosts ahead tafter his strike took a deflection off substitute Bereszyński to beat Viviano. Banega then fired just wide after a fine pass from Icardi.

HT: So Inter are ahead at the break thanks to a huge slice of good fortune.

45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45′ There will be two additional minutes.

45′ So close!! Fernandes runs onto a loose ball and fires a terrific first-time effort that hits the outside of the post before falling to Quagliarella, who fires the follow-up just wide on the volley with Handanović rooted to the spot.

44′ Candreva wins a freekick.

42′ Chance!! Icardi finds Banega, who fires an effort just wide under-pressure.

41′ The delivery causes havoc before Quagliarella is penalised for a foul on Handanović.

40′ Candreva concedes a corner.

40′ The resulting-corner comes to nothing.

39′ The corner is punched behind by Viviano.

39′ Banega wins a corner.

37′ The corner is taken short to Brozović, whose teasing delivery just evades D’Ambrosio at the back-post.

37′ Bereszyński concedes a corner.

37′ Icardi is caught offside.

36′ Barreto is penalised for a foul.

35′ Goal!! The corner is taken short to Banega, whose delivery falls to D’Ambrosio, who fires an effort that deflects off Bereszyński to wrong-foot Viviano and find the back of the net.

34′ Dodô concedes a corner.

33′ Schik is caught offside.

33′ Banega is penalised for a foul on Torreira.

32′ Icardi is caught offside.

31′ Schik meets a Bereszyński cross with a header but he heads the ball over the bar under-pressure.

30′ Miranda is penalised for a foul on Linetty.

29′ The corner is overhit and the ball goes out for a goalkick.

29′ Bereszyński concedes a corner.

26′ Close!! Candreva sends in a teasing delivery that is met by Icardi, who heads just wide.

25′ The corner is met by Brozović on the volley but he fires the ball harmlessly off-target.

25′ Dodô concedes a corner.

24′ So close!! Quagliarella fires an effort from-range that deflects off the post. The referee awards a goal-kick, however.

23′ Candreva fires an effort wide from-range.

21′ Miranda wins a freekick.

21′ The resulting-corner comes to nothing.

20′ The corner is taken short before Bereszyński concedes another corner.

20′ Škriniar concedes a corner.

19′ Brozović fires an effort harmlessly over the bar from-range.

15′ First Sampdoria change sees Bartosz Bereszyński replace Sala due to an injury.

15′ Fernandes wins a freekick after a foul from Brozović.

11′ The freekick eventually comes to nothing.

10′ Candreva wins a freekick after a foul from Torreira.

10′ The delivery is cleared by  Torreira.

9′ Dodô concedes a corner.

8′ Chance!! Perišić does well to get to the by-line and find Banega, who fires an effort that Viviano palms away into the path of Candreva, who looks set to score but he drags his effort wide from close-range.

7′ Candreva finds Perišić with a cross but the Croat fires wide on the volley from a tight-angle.

3′ The delivery is met by Brozović, who heads the ball harmlessly over the bar.

3′ Škriniar concedes a corner.

0′ Inter Milan get the game underway.

Team news:

F.C. Inter Milan: Samir Handanović (GK), Cristian Ansaldi, Miranda, Gary Medel, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Marcelo Brozović, Roberto Gagliardini, Ivan Perišić, Éver Banega, Antonio Candreva, Mauro Icardi

U.C. Sampdoria: Emiliano Viviano (GK), Dodô, Milan Škriniar, Matías Silvestre, Jacopo Sala, Édgar Barreto, Lucas Torreira, Karol Linetty, Bruno Fernandes, Patrik Schick, Fabio Quagliarella


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