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M. Icardi
3 - 0
M. Icardi
Penalty Goal
2 - 0
I. Perišić
M. Icardi
1 - 0
A. Rosi
Yellow Card
D. Mesbah
Yellow Card

Match Stats

75% 24%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 0
Total Passes 639 225
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Juventus JUV Juventus 38 29 4 5 77 27 +50 91 W W L D D
2 Roma ROM Roma 38 28 3 7 90 38 +52 87 W W W W L
3 Napoli NAP Napoli 38 26 8 4 94 39 +55 86 W W W W W
4 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 38 21 9 8 62 41 +21 72 W W D D D
5 Lazio LAZ Lazio 38 21 7 10 74 51 +23 70 L L L W W
6 Milan MIL Milan 38 18 9 11 57 45 +12 63 L W D L D
7 Internazionale INT Internazionale 38 19 5 14 72 49 +23 62 W W L L L
8 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 38 16 12 10 63 57 +6 60 D L W D L
9 Torino TOR Torino 38 13 14 11 71 66 +5 53 W L L D D
10 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 38 14 7 17 60 61 -1 49 L W W D W
11 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 38 12 12 14 49 55 -6 48 L D D L D
12 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 38 14 5 19 55 76 -21 47 W L W L W
13 Udinese UDI Udinese 38 12 9 17 47 56 -9 45 L D L D L
14 Chievo CHI Chievo 38 12 7 19 43 61 -18 43 L L D D W
15 Bologna BOL Bologna 38 11 8 19 40 58 -18 41 L L W L W
16 Genoa GEN Genoa 38 9 9 20 38 64 -26 36 L W L W L
17 Crotone CRO Crotone 38 9 7 22 34 58 -24 34 W L W W D
18 Empoli EMP Empoli 38 8 8 22 29 61 -32 32 L L L W L
19 Palermo PAL Palermo 38 6 8 24 33 77 -44 26 W L W D W
20 Pescara PES Pescara 38 2 9 27 35 83 -48 15 D W L L L


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And that will do it! Inter left it late, but in the end, run off with a scoreline that probably flatters them. They scored three times in the final 10 minutes, but for the majority of the match before that, it was a plodding, uninspiring display. Nevertheless, a much-needed win to lift the doom and gloom around San Siro. Crotone will stay bottom of the pile. That's all from us, thanks for tuning in! 
M. Icardi
NO MISTAKE THIS TIME! Eder produces an excellent, driving run down the right-hand side, and clips the ball towards Icardi, who is left in space by Ceccherini, and volleys it home with some conviction.
OFFSIDE! Icardi converts a cross on the run, but the flag is up on the far side as he had strayed beyond the last defender when the ball was played. 
Wonderful assist, he's been very effective off the bench.
Joao Mario turns the ball over in his own half, and that gives Falcinelli the chance to sprint forward on the break. However, he fails to pick out a team-mate, instead going for it all on is own. He overruns it, and the attack ends. 
The home fans have found their voice again. It's all smiles at San Siro as the storm clouds part for a moment. Poor Crotone were so close to earning a point, but they put too much stock in their ability to shut out the opposition instead of creating chances of their own. 
M. Icardi
Penalty Goal
ICARDI BURIES IT! What a penalty from the skipper, almost unsaveable. He pummels it into the bottom-left corner, with Cordaz left with absolutely no chance! The points are staying at San Siro tonight. 
PENALTY TO INTER! Icardi is pinned to Ferrari, and attempts to spin away from the defender when a pass comes his way inside the area. He's dragged to the turf, and the referee has little choice. 
Great play from the home side to free Eder out wide, and he cuts the ball back into the area just before it crosses the byline. It's a little too high for Icardi, but Joao Mario picks up the pieces, lashing it off the mark. 
A. Tonev
A. Barberis
Barberis will also be withdrawn, with Tonev coming on. 
M. Sampirisi
M. Rohdén
Sampirisi will get a late run out here in place of Rohden. 
M. Icardi
Good awareness from the striker to pick out Perisic in space. 
I. Perišić
INTER HAVE FOUND WHAT SURELY IS THE WINNER! Icardi spreads the ball wide for Perisic in acres of space and the ex-Dortmund man eats up the turf, driving into the box to bury a low finish! 
S. Jovetić
A. Candreva
Candreva will trot off to be replaced by Jovetic. 
There's an air of anticipation around the stands as we enter the final 10 minutes. Or it could be frustration, I really can't tell. Both valid feelings at this point in time given what we've witnessed. 
The tempo of the game has stagnated in the last minute or two, which will suit Crotone just fine. I really don't think that Inter have done enough in the match to deserve all three points.
A few signs that Inter may be getting closer to the opening goal. Actually at this point, any goal will most likely be the winner. Crotone have done most of the hard work but this is going to be a long final 13 minutes. 
NOT TOO FAR OFF! D'Ambrosio hooks in a cross from the right-hand side that is met by a spectacular overhead kick from Icardi, but the striker can't keep his effort down! That's a few overheads that Inter have attempted in this game. 
Candreva releases a cross-cum-shot that is repelled by Cordaz. From the resulting corner, Miranda gets his head to the ball but fails to trouble the keeper. A lot of huff and puff from the Nerazzurri. 
L. Crisetig
M. Trotta
Crisetig enters the fray against his former club, with Trotta making way. 
Cordaz shows good awareness to claim the ball under pressure. Inter continue to earn themselves a lot of corners, but the deliveries and general movement in the area have both been well below par. 
A. Rosi
Yellow Card
Capezzi is the latest player to be booked for fouling Perisic. 
Crotone seem to have abandoned all of their attacking intent (not that they showed any in the second half, mind). They appear to be settling for a point already, which would be a good result for them, all things considered. 
NOT A BAD EFFORT! From a corner, Murillo latches onto the ball with an overhead kick and isn't too far away, sending the ball into the roof of the net. Not what you'd expect from a centre-back. 
É. Banega
Banega will be replaced by Eder. 
GOOD SAVE FROM CORDAZ! The Crotone keeper dives to his right at full stretch to push a testing free-kick from Banega out of harm's way. That's probably the closest that Inter have come. 
The ball continues to be launched into the Crotone box from all angles, be it cross or set-piece. So far, Inter haven't connected with their high deliveries as much as they would have liked. 
Crotone's midfield really haven't been doing their jobs in the second period. Capezzi commits an inexcusable turnover that nearly presents the visitors with a three-on-two counter-attack. 
Crotone have not been able to get on the ball much since the restart. D'Ambrosio cooks up a good cross to the back post, but Icardi did not spot it in time, and tucked centrally when he should have stayed wide. 
Inter continue to pepper the Crotone penalty area with a series of crosses. They've opted for the wide game, rather than trying to play through the middle, perhaps sensing a soft centre in Crotone. 
Positive start to the second half from the home side, who look to have been given instruction at the break to throw more men forward. Crotone are doing a solid job defending, however. 
Candreva makes inroads out wide once more, and clips in a good cross that Icardi manages to get his head onto at considerable height. However, the keeper is all over it. First we've seen of the striker for a long while. 
Here we go again! 
Both teams head down the tunnel accompanied by whistles and jeers from the frustrated home fans, who have witnessed an unappetising half of football. Neither side look like they came out to play, and it's hard to see where the opener will come from. We'll be back for the restart in a bit. 
Not a whole lot happening in stoppage time, as Inter play it safe and don't look in any hurry to get the ball around the final third. I think the referee has seen enough. 
The right flank for the home side, where Candreva and D'Ambrosio have combined to good effect on a few attacks, has been one of the rare positives for Inter in an otherwise abject first half. 
Murillo has looked a little short of confidence after coming on for Ranocchia, and he nearly invites pressure on his side with a poor attempt at a clearance. He throws his gloves off to probably symbolise his attempt to tighten up at the back. 
Brozovic takes aim from distance, and his effort flies just wide of the post. Not a bad opening, that. That came moments after Cordaz's poor clearance nearly put his side in all kinds of trouble. 
Candreva has probably been Inter's best attacking threat in this game, as Mesbah is having a bit of trouble keeping him under wraps. He curls in a cross that is just missed by Banega. 
Inter, in 13th place, can jump as high as eighth with a victory here, provided that other results go their way. For Crotone, even if they pull off an upset, they won't be able to move out of the relegation zone. 
Brozovic stumbles on the ball and touches it with his arm, so the referee stops the game to call a handball against the midfielder. It's mistakes like that one that are creeping into Inter's game. 
Inter threaten to score again as from a corner, Miranda gets his head to the ball, only to see Cordaz make the save to keep the scores level. Half-hour gone and we're still without an opener.
GOAL RULED OUT! Candreva lashes a volley from the edge of the area that's parried by the goalkeeper, with D'Ambrosio converting the rebound. The flag is up for an offside on the full-back - it was such a tight call! 
Santon goes in late on Rohden, and is perhaps lucky to avoid a booking, instead getting a stern lecture from the referee. From the free-kick, Crotone can't capitalise as Barberis slams it into the wall. 
Interim manager Vecchi has had very little time to work with this squad, and there's strong rumours that Stefano Pioli, the former Lazio boss, is the front runner to take the reins at Inter. 
Candreva clears the ball into Mesbah's face. He's all smiles, but it landed with a loud smack onto his face, and that surely was painful! A few meaty challenges are then allowed to stand by the referee. 
A high boot by Banega ends an Inter attack, and the hosts are really deflating as the match wears on. Replays show that Ranocchia might have injured himself when clearing the ball away from Trotta. 
J. Murillo
A. Ranocchia
It is Murillo who is chosen to replace the stricken Ranocchia. 
Inter's tempo has slowed down in the last few minutes, and there's more negative news for them as Ranocchia has pulled up here off the ball, and that might be the end of his match already. 
Crotone are starting to look a little more competent, and the ball finds its way to Mesbah out wide. He delivers a great cross to Trotta, who can't beat the keeper with his effort. Decent opening, that. 
D. Mesbah
Yellow Card
Mesba takes a piece out of D'Ambrosio, who landed awkwardly after that challenge. The Crotone player is booked. 
Banega, attacking down the left-hand side this time, is confronted by Rosi again and the defender, not for the first time, gets to the ball before an Inter player can arrive in support. 
A. Ranocchia
Yellow Card
Falcinelli is looking like the visitors' best hope in attack at this point, but when on the ball, he's brought down by a bit of rough play by Ranocchia, who is booked. 
Handanovic anticipates a run from Falcinelli, and gets down low to claim the ball. Crotone have begun to advance out of their own half, but are still looking well short of ideas in attack. 
GREAT RUN! A Crotone turnover gives Banega the chance to stride through the middle, and he takes his initial opponent out of the equation before lashing a low shot that was saved by Cordaz. 
The ball has barely left the Crotone half, with Inter doing all of the attacking in the opening minutes. They have no plan when they win the ball and end up hoofing it right back to the opposition. 
Dangerous attack for Inter as Candreva finds space down the right-hand side and slips in a teasing cross that heads to the back post, but Rosi sweeps up ahead of the waiting Perisic. 
We're off!
The visitors have three ex-Inter academy players in their ranks, with Alex Cordaz and Diego Falcinelli in the starting lineup, while Lorenzo Crisetig, once considered one of the Nerazzurri's brightest prospects, is on the bench
Joao Mario returns to the XI after he was ineligible for Europa League action midweek, but Inter are missing the injured Rodrigo Palacio and Cristian Ansaldi, while Gary Medel is suspended. 
Crotone subs: Claiton, Festa, Crisetig, Nalini, Salzano, Dussenne, Tonev, Sampirisi, Fazzi, Martella, Cojocaru, Nwankwo. 
Crotone (4-3-3): Cordaz; Rosi, Ceccherini, Ferrari, Mesbah; Rohden, Capezzi, Barberis; Falcinelli, Trotta, Palladino. 
Inter subs: Andreolli, Melo, Kondogbia, Jovetic, Biabiany, Martins, Murillo, Gnoukouri, Carrizo, Nagotomo, Gabriel Barbosa. 
Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Miranda, Ranocchia, Santon; Brozovic, Joao Mario; Candreva, Banega, Perisic; Icardi. 
Newly-promoted Crotone started the season in woeful form, but four points from their last two games has seen them accumulate a grand total of...five points. It's still not enough to move them from bottom of the pile though. 
Stefano Vecchi, interim manager at Inter after Frank de Boer's sacking, will lead the side out in Serie A for the first time. He suffered a defeat in his first game as boss, losing 2-1 at Southampton in the Europa League midweek. 
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of the Serie A matchup between Inter and Crotone at San Siro. The Nerazzurri are in flux at the moment after changing managers, and will welcome a chance to right the ship against the league's worst side.