Saturday April 20, 2013 Day 33 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Countdown: -368 Days

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+4' And that's it here at the San Siro. Rocchi's late strike secures the three points for Inter, who move up to fifth in Serie A. They haven't played like a top five team today, but I doubt Stramaccioni will mind too much, especially with his squad as depleted as it is.
    • 90+4' One last attack for the visitors as Sansone crosses to the back post, Benalouance is unmarked, but he can't quite leap high enough to head towards goal.
    • 90+3' Amauri goes for goal, but Chivu remains tight to the Parma man and as the striker goes for goal, the Inter defender blocks and the ball bounces into the hands of Handanovic.
    • 90+2' Kuzmanovic wins his side a free kick deep in Parma territory and takes his time getting to his feet as he looks to run down the clock.
    • 90+1' We're into added time now at the San Siro as Santacroce is unmarked in the Inter box. He drives for goal, but is called offside.
    • 89' Inter counter attack and the ball eventually finds its way to Jonathan. If he’d looked up, he would’ve seen Alvarez unmarked at the back post, but instead feeds into Zanetti. The Argentine’s effort is weak, however, a the veteran defender toe pokes his effort wide of the Parma goal.
    • 88' Entering the final minutes at the San Siro. Should the score remain like this, Inter will move up to fifth in Serie A.
    • 87' Garritano wins his side a free kick having been fouled by Benalouance to relieve the pressure on the Inter defence.
    • 86' Final change for Parma as Marchionni is taken off for Galloppa.
    • 85' Chivu called into action early on as Benalouance surges forward and pulls the trigger from distance. His shot is read all the way by the Romanian and the ball drops into the hands of Handanovic.
    • 84' Stramaccioni making his second substitution of the game and, unsurprisingly, it’s a defence minded one with goalscorer Rocchi withdrawn for Chivu.
    • 83' The goal has seen the Parma defence push higher up the pitch as Inter look to add a second. However, Rocchi’s run isn’t read by Alvarez and the visitors can clear.
    • 82' GOAL! Inter take the lead with eight minutes to play. Rocchi pulls back to the penalty spot and is picked out by Jonathan. He scuffs his effort, but it spins away from Mirante and finds its way into the back of the Parma net.
    • 81' The ball spends a lot of the time in the air around 20 yards from the Inter goal before Ranocchia can eventually hoof clear from danger.
    • 80' Last 10 minutes at the San Siro now. Inter have enjoyed the larger spell of possession, but have failed to make their dominance count.
    • 79' Kuzmanovic looks to pick out Juan Jesus, but his corner is headed clear by Lucarelli.
    • 78' Kuzmanovic attempts a probing pass through to Alvarez, but it’s cut out brilliantly by Benalouane.
    • 77' Inter substitution as Schelotto is sacrificed for Garritano.
    • 76' 15 minutes to go now and Handanovic is forced into action again. Biabiany is played in through the right, but the Inter man makes himself big to deny the Frenchman from eight yards out.
    • 74' Excellent work by Alvarez on the right as he wins possession. He looks to pick out a team-mate the 18 yard box, but his cross lofts in the welcoming hands of Mirante.
    • 72' Parma substitution as Coda is withdrawn for Santacroce.
    • 72' Valdes feeds into Amuari. The Parma man has his back to goal, but turns and fires towards goal, only to see his effort drift over.
    • 71' Schelotto puts in a ball towards Rocchi at the near post. The ball bounces back to the winger, but Inter man’s control is poor and it’s a Parma goal kick.
    • 70' Sansone pulls the trigger from 20 yards after some excellent hold up play by Amauri. The Parma man drives for goal, but his effort flies just inches wide with Handanovic beaten.
    • 69' Rocchi plays in Kuzmanovic to the right of the Parma box with a lofted pass. The midfielder, with the ball bouncing, puts in a ball across goal, but it’s too high for Alvarez to head and the ball goes for a throw in.
    • 68' Pereira taking no chances and heads behind for a Parma corner with Amauri ready to capitalise on any mistakes in the Inter defence.
    • 67' Schelotto fails to latch onto a long ball to the left. It’s a Parma throw in and Stramaccioni is extremely animated on the touchline as he demands his players push higher up the pitch.
    • 66' Parma are enjoying a good spell of possession at the moment as Inter struggle to force their way out of their own half.
    • 65' Gobbi receives the ball on the left flank and puts in a probing cross towards Amauri. Ranocchia is on hand to head the danger away for a corner.
    • 63' Kovacic feeds the ball into Rocchi, who turns well. However, the burly striker on the half volley drags his effort just wide of Mirante's post.
    • 62' Lovely spreading of the play by Kuzamanovic, who picks out Jonathan at the second attempt.
    • 61' Zanetti looks to break down the right for the hosts, but Parolo tracks the Inter captain well to halt the counter attack.
    • 59' Biabiany has been heavily involved since coming on. He's finding tiny pockets of space in between the Inter defence and midfield, but struggling to make an impact when in possession.
    • 58' Parma sacrifice possession once again as Inter look to turn their second half dominance into goals. No real clear cut opportunities as of yet, however.
    • 56' Here's a stat for you from WhoScored - 36 of Inter's 50 Serie A goals this season - or 72% - have been scored by players that are currently injured.
    • 55' Rocchi is inadvertently played the ball by Gobbi and turns with ease. He pushes forward and, on his left, goes for goal, only to drag his effort wide.
    • 54' Marchionni lofts a weighted ball into the Inter box, but Handanovic reads the flight of his cross and is underneath to easily claim.
    • 53' Amauri and Biabiany link up well on the edge of the 18 yard box, but Ranocchia is on hand to cut out the final pass to the latter and wins his side a free kick.
    • 52' Biabiany cheaply concedes possession in the midfield. Kovacic looks to capitalise and pushes forward, but Coda slides in to deny the Inter man.
    • 51' Sansone lays off to Marchionni on the left to cross, but his ball is easily headed away by the unpressured Juan Jesus.
    • 50' Handanovic is on hand to claim as Biabiany looks to latch onto a probing ball from the Parma defence. Easy stuff for the goalkeeper, who is making his 300th competitive appearance in Italian football.
    • 49' Excellent work from Jonathan on the right, but he’s forced inside and, as a result, plays back to Juan to hold onto possession.
    • 48' Biabiany involved early on, but he runs into the brick wall of Ranocchia, who denies the Frenchman from breaking into the 18 yard box.
    • 47' One half time change for Parma - Belfodil has been withdrawn for former Inter man Biabiany
    • 46' And we're underway for the second half here at the San Siro.
    • 45' The two teams are on their way back out onto the pitch for the second half.
    • 45' Time to kill at the interval? You can leave your second half predicitions with me on Twitter @BenMcAleer1
    • 45' And there is no added time at the end of the first half as both teams head into the dressing room with the scores level. An entertaining 45 minutes, but no goals for either side, Valdes coming closest with his curling effort on the half hour mark that struck the bar.
    • 45' Parma look content to see out the first half and are holding onto the ball with ease in their own half.
    • 43' The hosts are currently camped in Parma’s half and are spreading the ball excellently, probing the Parma defence and looking for an opening. The visitors, however, are remaining extremely disciplined and containing their Serie A counterparts.
    • 42' Inter are looking to force the issue ahead of the interval and take the initiative it appears. They’re holding onto the ball well with half time looming.
    • 41' Zanetti is fed down the right by Jonathan and looks to play into Rocchi on the edge of the six yard box, but his cross is deflected into the arms of Mirante.
    • 40' Five minutes of the first half remaining and it’s been particularly even at the San Siro. Parma have come closest following Valdes’ curling effort that struck the bar.
    • 38' Alvarez breaks down the right. He’s tracked by Valdes, but the Inter man plays into Kuzmanovic. The midfielder cuts back, but the ball evades Rocchi and works its way back to Schelotto. However, Benalouane reads the passage of play and blocks the winger’s close range effort as the ball bounces out for a corner.
    • 37' Jonathan again breaks forward down the right. He plays inside to the feet of Alvarez, who shifts onto his left, but his decision making is again poor and Parma come away with possession.
    • 35' Valdes is pulling the strings in the middle of the park for Parma. The midfielder isn’t being tracked by Alvarez and has ample time on the ball to continuously pick his passes.
    • 34' Kuzmanovic presses down the left and looks to cross to the awaiting Rocchi, but Parma can clear the danger.
    • 33' Inter finally have a foothold in the game once again as Jonathan feeds the ball into Kuzmanovic. However, the midfielder dummies his pass, but Rocchi isn’t reading the passage of play and Parma come away with the ball.
    • 32' The quick succession of Parma efforts appear to have rattled Inter and they’re struggling to retain possession.
    • 30' Parma continue to pressure the Inter defence and Handanovic is beaten by a superb long distance Valdes effort. The midfielder curls his effort over the Inter goalkeeper from the edge of the 18 yard box, but is denied by the woodwork as the score remains level at the San Siro.
    • 29' Handanovic is forced to deny a long range Parolo effort moments later, of which he palms away for a corner.
    • 28' Handanovic is forced into action at the other end as Sansone breaks down the right of the Inter 18 yard box, but the Inter goalkeeper is on hand to deny his Parma counterpart.
    • 27' Schelotto and Pereira link up well on the left wing in a dangerous position, but the attack breaks down following a poor pass by Kuzmanovic.
    • 25' Kuzamanovic plays a probing long ball in behind the Parma defence. Rocchi chests down and holds the ball up well and picks out Alvarez. The young midfielder cuts onto his left and looks to forge out a clear cut opportunity, but his shot is blocked.
    • 23' Inter's possession comes to an abrupt end as Zanetti concedes a throw in after looking to find Jonathan on the right flank.
    • 22' The sun is now shining down on the San Siro as Inter continue to hold onto possession in the midfield.
    • 21' Amauri holds off the pressure of Pereira on the right flank and manages to dig out a cross, but his ball across the 18 yard box is hoofed clear by Zanetti.
    • 20' Kuzmanovic’s corner is cleared as Parma push forward in numbers. Sansone looks to capitalise, but Zanetti covers superbly to deny the striker.
    • 19' Rocchi works excellently to win the ball back for Inter and feeds into Kovacic. The young midfielder dawdles on the ball too long in the middle of the park and is robbed of possession as the hosts broke forward.
    • 17' Parma fail to clear an Inter free kick and the ball eventually falls to Schelotto. The midfielder fires goalbound from close range, but Mirante is on hand to deny the Nerazzurri man and keep the scores level.
    • 16' Some good play by the Parma attack, but it’s Sansone that has strayed offside. A relief for Juan, who stepped up a moment later than his team mates.
    • 15' After a brief spell of pressure from Parma, Inter have again slowed play down as they comfortably spread the ball across their defence.
    • 14' Parma win themselves another corner and it's Sansone to cross, but his ball into the box is headed away by Schelotto
    • 13' Gobbi breaks down the left for the visitors, only for Zanetti to block his cross for a Parma corner, of which Handanovic can punch away from danger.
    • 12' Some superb defending from Zanetti to deny Sansone as the Parma man has a quick nibble at the heels of the Inter man. The experienced Argentine shrugs off the challenge with minimal ease as Inter come away with possession.
    • 11' Schelotto finds the marauding Jonathan on the right flank. The defender puts in a low cross aiming for Alvarez, but Parma can again clear.
    • 9' Inter win a corner as Schelotto is the target for Kovacic, but Amauri can head clear and Parma can clear their ranks.
    • 8' Marchionni finds Amauri with his ball to the right of the Inter 18 yard box. The Parma striker looks to cut back for Sansone, but Inter can clear the danger.
    • 7' Jonathan forces his way forward as he looks to break into the Parma 18 yard box, only to see his run hindered by some resolute defending from the visitors.
    • 6' Some good work down the Inter right amounts to nothing as Kovacic fails to pick out Jonathan with his probing pass, which rolls out of play for a Parma goal kick.
    • 5' Valdes presses down the left flank for the visitors, but his cross is poor and drifts over Handanovic’s bar.
    • 4' Scheletto plays Kuzmanovic to the left of the Parma 18 yard box, but the midfielder can only fire over from close range.
    • 3' Handanovic forced into action early on, but it’s a comfortable save for the Inter man from a weak Amauri effort.
    • 2' Parma kicking from right to left and enjoying the early spell of possession against a weakened Inter side.
    • 1' And we're underway
    • 11.30 A win today for today's hosts will lift Inter up to fifth in Serie A after they slipped to eighth following Udinese's win over Lazio last night. Meanwhile, victory for Parma will see them leapfrog Cagliari into tenth. We're just moments from kick off at the San Siro.
    • 11.25 For Inter, the Nerazzurri have won 65% of their games with Diego Milito playing. That figure drops to just 17% without him. We’re just five minutes from kick off here in Milan.
    • 11.20 This encounter doesn't bode well for Parma - the Gialloblu have kept just one clean sheet away from home this season and netted just 13 times in 16 games on the road.
    • 11.15 INTER: Handanovic, Zanetti, Ranocchia, Pereira, Juan, Jonathan, Scheletto, Kovacic, Alvarez, Kuzmanovic, Rocchi – Subs – Belec, Carrizo, Silvestre, Samuel, Chivu, Benassi, Pasa, Foresta, Belloni, Garritano /// PARMA: Mirante, Lucarelli, Gobbi, Benalouane, Coda, Valdes, Parolo, Marchionni, Belfodil, Amauri, Sansone – Subs – Pavarini, Bajza, Mesbah, Santacroce, Ampuero, Morrone, Galloppa, Strasser, Rosi, Boniperti, Biabiany
    • 11.10 Visitors Parma have only defeated Inter twice in their last 25 visits to Milan, both of which came in 1999 and have lost their last six meetings between the two teams.
    • 11.05 Should Samir Handanovic play some part for Inter today, it will be his 300th competitive appearance in Italian football since making his debut for Udinese in the 5-4 Coppa Italia win back in 2004.
    • 11.00 Meanwhile, Roberto Donadoni is unable to call upon the services of Jonathan Biabiany, Fabiano Santacroce, Raffaele Palladino, McDonald Mariga and Emilio MacEachen through injury, while Gabriel Paletta is suspended for the encounter.
    • 10:55 Andrea Stramaccioni’s side head into the encounter with no less than 13 injuries, with Diego Milito, Rodrigo Palacio and Antonio Cassano the notable absentees from his first team.
    • 10.50 Good morning and welcome to the live match commentary of the Serie A clash between Internazionale and Parma at the San Siro. Kick off in this one is around 40 minutes away.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Internazionale

    Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni

  • Parma

    Manager: Roberto Donadoni

Internazionale’s last 5 results

Parma’s last 5 results

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  1. Inter will win 3-0

    From SAULIUS, on Sun 21 Apr 11:55
  2. Im an Inter Fan. But its no longer fun to follow Inter.

    From Sami Nasir, on Sun 21 Apr 11:50
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