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Key Events

90'
A. Ljajić
E. Martins
83'
J. Biabiany
Alex Telles
83'
L. Marrone
Yellow Card
81'
Rômulo
P. Wszołek
78'
R. Palacio
Assist
78'
I. Perišić
Goal
77'
Alex Telles
Yellow Card
69'
J. Gómez Taleb
L. Toni
61'
M. Icardi
Goal
61'
I. Perišić
Assist
60'
Gilberto Junior
M. Fares
59'
M. Fares
Yellow Card
57'
A. Ioniţă
Goal
57'
L. Marrone
Assist
46'
I. Perišić
Felipe Melo
36'
P. Wszołek
Yellow Card
31'
Felipe Melo
Yellow Card
16'
E. Pisano
Goal
16'
L. Marrone
Assist
12'
L. Marrone
Assist
12'
F. Helander
Goal
8'
M. Brozović
Assist
8'
J. Murillo
Goal
3
3
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
4
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 7
Total Passes 205 538

Commentary

FULL TIME! The hosts pick up an invaluable point in the battle against relegation, with Verona drawing 3-3 with European hopefuls Inter on home soil. Goals from Helander, Pisano and Ionita were just enough for the underdogs, despite late finishes from Perisic and Icardi. It's another dropped couple of points for the Nerazzuri, but Delneri won't mind one bit. That's all we have time for, we hope to see you again next time.
90' + 2' Verona break down the right-hand side, but a cross from Romulo is terribly angled onto a defending head. The home supporters are urging their side towards the finish line.
A. Ljajić
E. Martins
Internazionale
90' Ljajic replaces Eder for the dying stages, with the ex-Fiorentina forward able to make himself a hero here.
90' There are three minutes of stoppage time.
88' Just wide from Gomez! The Argentine substitute tries to clip a long-range finish over Handanovic, but the substitute gets his angles all wrong! Inter respond with a break of their own, but Icardi can only divert a flicked header beyond the far upright! Big chance missed.
86' POST! Verona threaten to take the lead late on! Gilberto breaks down the left-hand side, before squirming his way into the penalty box, but a low shot from the Brazilian cracks off the woodwork and away! There's a warning sign for Inter, if they overcommit bodies forward.
84' Eder takes aim from 25 yards out, with the former Sampdoria man leathering a powerful effort goalwards! Gollini has to spring to his left to push a save around the post, with the resulting corner ending in a foul by Murillo on Moras.
J. Biabiany
Alex Telles
Internazionale
83' Mancini is now throwing caution to the wind, by introducing Biabiany for left-back Telles.
L. Marrone
Yellow Card
Hellas Verona
83' Marrone brings down Palacio in cynical fashion, with the referee having no option but to go for his pocket.
Rômulo
P. Wszołek
Hellas Verona
81' Romulo is introduced for the dying minutes, with the ex-Juve midfielder needing to inject some fresh legs into the final minutes.
80' Inter have 10 minutes left to poke thieir noses in front, with Wszolek almost able to help them out! Nagatomo fires in a cross from the right flank, with the Polish midfielder angling a defensive header just over his own bar. That side, he is struggling with an injury problem.
R. Palacio
Assist
Internazionale
78' Palacio broke towards the right byline well, before dipping in a teasing cross that proved too hard to miss for Perisic.
I. Perišić
Goal
Internazionale
78' GOOOOOOOOOAL! INTER ARE BACK ON LEVELS TERMS! Eder and Palacio combine down the right-hand side, before the latter fizzes in a great cross! Wszolek and Moras miss it, with Perisic able to scramble home a neat finish from a tight angle at the back post! 
Alex Telles
Yellow Card
Internazionale
77' Telles picks up a yellow card, with Inter desperate to try and break up play and launch counters as quickly as possible.
75' What a miss from Gomez! The substitute is presented with the ball just inside the Inter area, after a great cut back from the right bylijne. The Argentine takes aim, before guiding a terrible effort well over the top-right corner! Handanovic will be overjoyed that opportunity was wasted in such awful fashion.
73' Nagatomo whips in a cross from the right, but Moras manages to head away ahead of Icardi. Moments later, the Japan international appears to be fouled by Albertazzi, but the left-back escapes without being penalised. Mancini's men are pressing on desperately now.
71' Time is quickly running out for the visitors, with Mancini not having a huge amount of offensive options on his bench. Palacio is fed possession in the penalty area, but the Argentina international accidentally handles after a poor first touch. Moments later, Icardi is the target of a long throughball, but the ex-Sampdoria striker can't get there.
J. Gómez Taleb
L. Toni
Hellas Verona
69' Toni is withdrawn for the home side, with Gomez introduced as fresh legs at the head of the attack.
69' Pazzini tees himself up on the edge of the penalty area, before attempting a looping pass into the heart of the Inter box. The pressure results in a corner, but Handanovic comes off his line to punch away from danger. 
67' Eder and Palacio combine down the right-hand side, but the latter is dispossessed on the edge of the box after running into trouble. Verona are struggling to get a foothold in this second half, with the hosts having to deal with relentless pressure at the moment.
65' With less than half an hour on the clock, Inter are still needing a minimum of two goals to grab three points. Given their recent poor form, the Nerazzurri really needing to end their indifferent form tonight. Palacio swivels and tries to shoot from just inside the box, but Gollini makes another stop.
63' Inter work their way down the right-hand side, with Albertazzi managing to foul Perisic. The Croatia international has had an impact in his first quarter of an hour. The free-kick delivery was curled into the danger area, but Palacio can only hammer a close-range strike into a ruck of defenders.
M. Icardi
Goal
Internazionale
61' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! ICARDI MAKES IT 3-2! The Inter striker races into the clear, before lifting a neat finish over Gollini and into the back of the net! Suddenly, the comeback is on, with the Nerazzurri now with a potential equaliser in sight.
I. Perišić
Assist
Internazionale
61' Perisic manages to slide his teammate in behind enemy lines, justifying Mancini's chance to introduce him at the interval.
Gilberto Junior
M. Fares
Hellas Verona
60' Gilberto comes into the action, with the cautioned Fares trudging off the field as a result.
M. Fares
Yellow Card
Hellas Verona
59' Fares picks up a yellow card for a late challenge, which draws the ire of Kondogbia.
59' Suddenly, Inter have a veritable mountain to climb. Tensions are starting to rise at the Bentegodi, with the Nerazzurri struggling to get out of the blocks. Pazzini clashes aerially with his marker, before Kondogbia sees fit to argue with both the ex-Milan forward and the referee.
A. Ioniţă
Goal
Hellas Verona
57' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! IONITA MAKES IT 3-1! What a potentially vital goal for Verona! Once again, the hosts win themselves a corner, with the Moldovan midfielder rising like a salmon at the near post! With Handanovic at his absolute mercy, he powers a header into the back of the net!
L. Marrone
Assist
Hellas Verona
57' Yet another assist for the ex-Carpi midfielder, whose boots have had the Midas touch this afternoon.
56' Kondogbia goes close! The Frenchman drives from deep, before setting his sights from 30 yards out! The ex-Monaco midfielder forces an uncomfortable save from Gollini, with Icardi unable to scamper to pounce on the rebound. Inter are getting closer.
54' Inter attack down the left-hand side, with Telles overlapping and picked out on the run. The Brazilian left-back looks to pick out a spare man at the back post, but instead powers an awful, looping delivery straight out of play for a goal-kick.
52' Perisic manages to shoot from a tight angle, with the substitute only able to fire beyond the side netting! Gollini hasn't had too many saves to make so far. The Verona goalkeeper has to get down to parry a Palacio cross away from danger, before being easily able to claim a cross-cum-shot.
50' Moras is happy to concede a corner for the home side, with the Greek defender then rising well at the near post to clear Verona's lines. The hosts have managed to avoid disaster in the opening few minutes, with the Nerazzurri struggling to build any momentum going.
48' Telles bursts down the left-hand side, before Moras uncompromisingly covers across to beat Palacio in the air. Just as Inter look to be building up a head of steam, Toni manages to dispossess Brozovic and draw a foul from the Croatia international.
I. Perišić
Felipe Melo
Internazionale
46' Perisic comes into the game at the break, with Melo sacrificed for a little more offensive guile.
46' We are back underway in the second half at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi! Verona currently have an important three points within their grasp, while Inter are looking likely to drop yet more points in their hunt for Champions League football.
HALF-TIME! Inter go in 2-1 behind at the break, with the home side profiting from two set-piece goals in the early stages! The Nerazzurri opened the scoring from Murillo, but that seems a long time ago now. Goals from Helander and Pisano have put the Serie A's bottom club on top against Mancini's men for now.
45' Inter win themselves yet another corner, but Helander heads half clear for Verona! Nagatomo is the man to follow up on the edge of the area, but Wszolek puts in a block to deny the Japan international.
43' Important headed intervention from Melo! A teasing cross is curled into the box from the right-hand side, before Toni manages to place a square header into the danger area! With Pazzini lurking, the ex-Galatasaray man intervenes, before berating his teammates. The resulting corner comes to nothing for the hosts.
41' Kondogbia lets fly from 30 yards, but the former Monaco midfielder can only win a corner for his side. The resulting set piece is half cleared, with Telles able to pounce on the rebound at the periphery of the penalty area. The Brazilian full-back shoots powerfully, but can't hit the target!
39' Inter are being afforded plenty of time on the ball, with Verona continuing to sit back and stick to their current game plan. Nagatomo breaks down the right and guides in another cross, but Moras clambers high to flick a great headed clearance away. Moments later, Gollini is forced into action to deny Icardi at the far post!
37' Gollini is forced to race off his line and bail Helander out of trouble, with Icardi racing forward and threatening to outpace the Swedish defender. Inter just haven't managed to get in behind thus far, with the home outfit instead sitting fairly deep whenever the Nerazzurri have possession.
P. Wszołek
Yellow Card
Hellas Verona
36' Wszolek slides in to make a cynical challenge on Telles, with the Polish midfielder ensuring that Inter couldn't break away at speed.
35' Over the bar from Eder! The ex-Sampdoria manages to get on the end of a deflected cross from Telles, but can't keep an attempted volley down! Verona break down the other end, but Wszolek can only win a corner from Juan Jesus. The delivery is well weighted, but half cleared, before a low Fares cross from the byline is scrambled away.
33' Verona continue to look for quick counters, with Pazzini the constant target of long passes. The ex-Milan striker has just had to chase lost causes for the opening half an hour, with poor service ensuring that the Italian forward has to feed off relative scraps.
Felipe Melo
Yellow Card
Internazionale
31' Melo picks up the first yellow card of the afternoon, with the former Galatasaray midfielder diving into a poorly timed tackle.
30' Wszolek scampers down the right-hand side, before attempting to angle a cross towards the edge of the six-yard box. Despite being unmarked and having all of the time in the world, the Polish midfielder places the ball too close to Murillo and company. Inter respond with a break, but Pisano defuses the danger with a lovely flicked clearance.
28' Toni commits a foul in a needless area, with Delneri shaking his head in disbelief. Brozovic stands over the free-kick, but Telles delivers, with pinball occurring as a result. Kondogbia stretches to try and convert from close range, but the Frenchman can't get anywhere near the loose ball.
26' Pisano and Moras half clear Verona's lines from yet another Nagatomo delivery, before Brozovic manages to fire a terrible cross-cum-shot out of play for a goal-kick. The away side are getting real joy down the right-hand side, with Telles doing little but tucking in as a third central defender at present.
24' Icardi plays a neat flick around the corner, with Inter then breaking down the right flank. Nagatomo whips a cross in from out wide, but Helandar rises highest to flick a vital headed clearance away from the danger area. Verona are sitting in two deep banks of four, with even Toni and Pazzini contributing defensively.
22' Wszolek places a ball down the right-hand side, before Pisano breaks to the byline at pace. Palacio, Eder and Icardi have been kept extremely quiet thus far, with Mancini's men struggling to get out of second gear. A few desperate balls from the right-hand side have been the Nerazzurri's only source of danger thus far.
20' Delneri will be happy with how his side have pluckily set up their stall, with the hosts' midfield proving to be combative and hard working enough to nullify the Nerazzuri's midfield three. Ionita is penalised for a poor tackle on Brozovic, as Inter struggle to create. Moments later, the Croatian midfielder plants a volleyed effort just beyond the far upright!
18' Inter are now enjoying plenty of the ball, with Verona happy to sit back and absorb a little bit of pressure. Three set pieces have defined this game thus far, with the hosts looking capable of causing a shock this afternoon.
E. Pisano
Goal
Hellas Verona
16' GOOOOOOOOOAL! PISANO MAKES IT 2-1! The right-back scampers into the penalty area to try and meet a curling free-kick delivery, before nodding a firm header into the ground and beyond Handanovic! The Slovenia international is rooted to the spot, with Verona suddenly in the lead!
L. Marrone
Assist
Hellas Verona
16' Marrone picks up another assist, with the former Carpi midfielder proving to be something of a set-piece specialist this afternoon.
15' Felipe Melo lashes away a hurried clearance, as Verona look to try and cause some problems with looping long balls towards their front two. Moments later, the Brazilian is penalised for a blatant push on Marrone, posing Handanovic with yet another dead-ball situation to deal with. 
L. Marrone
Assist
Hellas Verona
12' Marrone curls in a near-post corner delivery, placing a lovely ball onto the forehead of his approaching teammate.
F. Helander
Goal
Hellas Verona
12' GOOOOOOOOOOAL! HELANDER MAKES IT 1-1! The Swedish defender makes a darting run to the near post, before rising above Murillo and Eder to plant a looping header into the far corner! Two set-piece goals and honours are even once again at the Bentegodi! 
12' Fares tries to scamper down the left-hand side, but the young Frenchman is forced back towards his own goal. Moments later, Albertazzi tries to whip a cross in from the same wing, but Murillo beats Toni in the air to concede a corner. 
10' Verona win themselves a set piece on the right flank themselves, but the corner delivery is cleared at the near post. Inter try to break down the left-hand side, but Moras covers across in solid fashion to ensure that Eder has no time nor joy with the ball.
M. Brozović
Assist
Internazionale
8' Brozovic curls a corner delivery in from the right-hand side, giving his teammate a great opportunity to make it 1-0!
J. Murillo
Goal
Internazionale
8' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! MURILLO PUTS THE NERAZZURRI AHEAD! The Colombia international rises brilliantly at the near post, before steering a powerful header beyond the goalkeeper but inside the closest upright! Inter lead on their travels!
7' Good save from Gollini! The shot-stopper springs to one side to deny Palacio, before Brozovic follows up for the rebound! The Croatia international fails to get over the ball, instead lashing it into the stands for a goal-kick. Inter are threatening and looking to ease their nerves with an early goal.
5' A few dangerous deliveries have been lifted into either penalty area, but both goalkeepers have been equal to what has been asked of them thus far. Pisano cushions a speculative cross back to Gollini, after a searching diagonal from Nagatomo, but chances continue to be few and far between.
3' Toni is subject to a lofted throughball, but the experienced Italian forward can't bring it under his spell. Handanovic picks up the scraps, with Verona clearly unafraid to go long to their target man. Inter respond by getting their foot on the ball, with Mancini's men looking to settle down quickly.
1' We are underway in the first half! Inter will be targetting back-to-back wins this afternoon, with Mancini's men needing to gain some momentum back and get on the title chase once again. Verona, meanwhile, will see any spoils as a boost to their survival hopes.
Inter substitutes: Biabiany, Medel, Santon, Ljajic, Gnoukouri, Carrizo, D'Ambrosio, Perisic, Berni, Popa, Manaj, Jose Correia.
Inter starting line-up (4-3-3): Handanovic; Nagatomo, Murillo, Juan Jesus, Alex Telles; Brozovic, Melo, Kondogbia; Eder, Icardi, Palacio.
Verona substitutes: Romulo, Samir, Jankovic, Gilberto Junior, Furman, Greco, Gomez Taleb, Bianchetti, Emanuelson, Coppola, Marcone.
Verona starting line-up (4-4-2): Gollini; Pisano, Moras, Helander, Albertazzi; Wszolek, Ionita, Marrone, Fares; Toni, Pazzini.
TEAM NEWS: Due to injuries, Jeison Murillo and Juan Jesus are the only two senior central defenders involved in the matchday squad. Yuto Nagatomo continues to get starts at right-back, with Felipe Melo chosen to anchor the midfield three. Marcelo Brozovic and Geoffrey Kondogbia will look to support the front three, meanwhile. New signing Eder should start on the right-hand side, alongside Argentine duo Mauro Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio. Stevan Jovetic misses out.
TEAM NEWS: Mohamed Fares is the only change made by the hosts, with the 19-year-old coming into the midfield at the expense of the absent Luca Siligardi. Otherwise, things are kept the same as the team that triumphed against Atalanta. Giampaolo Pazzini and Luca Toni continue to form an experienced partnership up top, with Luca Marrone getting another start after joining Verona from Carpi.
Hellas may sit five points adrift at the foot of the table, but the hosts have mustered up some resistance of late. Luigi Delneri's men are four games unbeaten, after scraping draws against Roma, Genoa and Torino - as well as a win against Atalanta last time out. At this stage of the campaign, the home side must keep picking up points at home if they are to have any hope of survival.
Hello and welcome to Serie A's early kick-off of the day, as Roberto Mancini's Inter side travel to face Hellas Verona at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi. The Nerazzurri currently sit merely two points off a potential Champions League place, due to suffering from a bout of poor form recently. After three winless games, however, the visitors did scrape their way to a 1-0 victory over Chievo last time out in the Italian top flight.
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