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M. Icardi
Goal
S. Pepe
G. Caprari
É. Banega
Assist
M. Icardi
Goal
R. Palacio
G. Medel
S. Jovetić
I. Perišić
E. Martins
A. Candreva
A. Aquilani
V. Verre
F. Zampano
Assist
J. Bahebeck
Goal
J. Bahebeck
Ahmed Benali
João Mário
Yellow Card
N. Gyömbér
Yellow Card
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
4
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 7
Total Passes 370 617

Commentary

Well, that’s all from me for now. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
Next up for Inter, it is a Europa League tie against Hapoel Be’er Sheva at the San Siro in midweek before they play host to Serie A champions Juventus next Sunday, while Pescara travel to the capital to face Lazio.
However, the hosts were made to pay when Icardi headed in from an excellent cross from Banega before, in stoppage time, Inter’s skipper volleyed home a last-gasp winner to secure their first win of the campaign.
Pescara took a deserved lead on the hour-mark when Bahebeck slotted home from close-range, and would have extended their advantage if not for a string of superb saves from Handanovic.
FULL TIME! It’s all over at Stadio Adratico, where a thrilling Serie A clash has culminated in a 2-1 victory for Inter over Pescara, as Mauro Icardi’s late double has relieved the pressure on new boss Frank de Boer!
Surely… surely, Pescara are down and out now? There’s just one minute of stoppage time remain though, as I type, Biraghi flashes a strike just inches wide of the upright. What a game we’ve had!
M. Icardi
Goal
Internazionale
GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! ICARDI WINS IT FOR INTER! It’s heartbreak for Oddo and Pescara, as Inter’s skipper brings down the ball on his chest before hammering home on the volley from an acute angle.
AMAZING SAVE! What a chance for Inter! Sloppy play from Pescara, as they concede possession deep in their own half. Banega pounces swiftly on the error, and quickly feeds Palacio with a perfectly-weighted pass, but  the veteran can only drill his effort straight at Bizzarri, who does brilliantly to parry it away.
What a goal that would have been! Delightful interplay from Inter, as they carve open Pescara down the right with some sublime passing. However, they just overdo it at the final moment, and the chance goes amiss.
It has to be said that, although the finishing from both sets of attackers could and should have been better, both goalkeepers have been on top form this evening.
WHAT A SAVE! Outstanding goalkeeping from Handanovic, who once again has come to Inter’s rescue as he reacts brilliantly to tip Pepe’s curling cross-cum-shot wide, a stop that was made even more difficult by the fact that Bahebeck had made a great run across his line of sight.
S. Pepe
G. Caprari
Pescara
Just under 10 minutes remaining at Stadio Adratico, and now there will be a final change for Pescara, as the experienced Simone Pepe replaces Gianluca Caprari.
Inter are essentially playing with four forwards at the moment, and with Mario and Banega in midfield, there is certainly going to be opportunities for Pescara to create chances on the counter. As I type, Palacio gets on the end of another wonderful throughball from Banega, but the 34-year-old can only skew his strike well over the bar.
É. Banega
Assist
Internazionale
It was a patient and well-worked move from Inter, but the credit must go to Banega, who has turned provider yet again with a sublime cross. Of the two goals they have now scored this term, Icardi has netted both, and his compatriot Banega has provided the assists.
M. Icardi
Goal
Internazionale
GOOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! ICARDI PULLS INTER LEVEL! Well, it appears as though De Boer’s roll of the dice has worked! They maintained possession high upfield, and it was that man Banega who delivered the precise cross into the area, with Icardi on hand to head home into the bottom corner.
R. Palacio
G. Medel
Internazionale
Well, a rare sight now, as De Boer decides to introduce all three of his available substitutes at once. The first change sees Gary Medel make way for veteran striker Rodrigo Palacio.
S. Jovetić
I. Perišić
Internazionale
The second change sees Ivan Perisic go off, with Stevan Jovetic replacing the Croatia winger.
E. Martins
A. Candreva
Internazionale
And Inter’s third and final substitution sees Eder replace Antonio Candreva.
Better from Inter, as they finally manage to string a positive spell of passes together. They eventually work the move down the right, with Mario delivering a low cross, but Bizzarri is well-placed to gather it in.
That’s another fantastic save from Handanovic, who stands firm to prevent Bahebeck’s powerful effort flying in at the near post. If any side look likely to score at the moment, it is the hosts.
Inter look to be running out of ideas going forward at the moment, and De Boer must surely be looking to make a change sooner rather than later...
A. Aquilani
V. Verre
Pescara
And that miss will be Verre’s final action of the game, as he makes way for Serie A stalwart Alberto Aquilani, who comes on to make his Pescara debut.
WHAT A CHANCE! Fantastic counter-attacking play once more from the hosts, as they carve open Inter at pace - Bahebeck combining with Memushaj to set-up Verre, but the pacy winger can only direct his effort straight at Handanovic despite being one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Despite the chances Inter have created, Pescara can claim that they deserve their lead. They have defended stoically so far, but in equal measure have always looked threatening going forward, especially on the counter.
F. Zampano
Assist
Pescara
Zampano has impressed going forward all evening, and it was the right-back who delivered a pin-point delivery into the six-yard box, with the unmarked Bahebeck duly slotting home his first goal in Italian football. The pressure is really on Inter now!
J. Bahebeck
Goal
Pescara
GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!! PESCARA TAKE THE LEAD! What a moment for the hosts, and what a moment for Bahebeck! The PSG loanee has only been on the pitch for a matter of moments, but he made no mistake with a close-range, side-footed finish on the volley after he latched onto a cross at the back post. 
Well, despite a good delivery from Banega, no Inter player is on hand to meet it, and Cristante - who missed a great chance at the other end in the first-half - is on hand to head it clear.
STAT FLASH - Inter and Empoli are the only two teams yet to be leading at any point since the start of this Serie A campaign. Can De Boer’s side buck that trend this evening, as they win a free-kick deep in Pescara’s territory...
That’s a great run from D’Ambrosio, who drives forward from deep at pace, leaving Pescara’s midfield in his wake, before hammering an effort goal-wards. Bizzarri is beaten, but the effort curls just over the crossbar.
J. Bahebeck
Ahmed Benali
Pescara
A first change of the game now from Pescara, as Benali - who has struggled to get into the game - makes way for PSG youngster Bahebeck. The winger was on loan at Saint-Etienne last term. 
MISS! Banega should be scoring there! Great play once more from the visitors, as Perisic slides a ball across the edge of the area into the path of the Argentine, but the midfielder’s effort is a tame one and Bizzarri is able to make the save.
Determined defending once more by the hosts, as they manage to deny Inter on another two occasions from close-range.
CLOSE! That’s a fine attempt by Candreva, who tries his luck from range with a dipping effort that whistles just wide.
GREAT SAVE! That’s a fine stop from Handanovic, who dives down to his left to prevent Memushaj’s first-time strike nestling into the bottom corner following a rapid counter from Pescara.
SO CLOSE! How did that not go in!? Sublime play from Inter, as they work a swift move wide out to Candreva. The former Lazio man nudges it onto his left foot and duly delivers a superb cross that Icardi meets, but the forward’s glancing header inches past the wrong side of the upright.
STAT FLASH - Given that their recent 2-1 defeat to Sassuolo was reversed to a 3-0 victory, Pescara are unbeaten in 16 matches in all competitions - a run that stretches back to March and includes 12 victories.
SECOND HALF! We are back underway at the Stadio Adratico! No changes for either side at the interval...
Those opportunities sparked the match into life, and Inter would have had the lead shortly after if not for a brilliant block by Gyomber - only for Verre to clatter a strike against the woodwork on Pescara's next attack.
HALF-TIME! That's it for the first half at Pescara, where the score is still level at 0-0. After a tepid opening half-an-hour, the game burst into life when the hosts missed two golden chances to take the lead before, at the other end, their goalkeeper Bizzarri pulled-off a fantastic double-save to deny Banega and Candreva respectively.
WHAT AN EFFORT! This is fantastic counter-attacking play from Pescara, as Mamushaj picks out Verre with a searching pass, and the winger proceeds to power towards the edge of Inter’s area before drilling a venomous strike at goal, forcing Handanovic into a fine save!
SO CLOSE! An end-to-end climax to the first half at Stadio Adriatico! Firstly, Zampano does brilliantly to prevent Miranda heading home the opener for Inter before, at the other end, Verre’s close-range strike rattles off the crossbar!
Fantastic defending from Pescara, who somehow escape unscathed from a goal-mouth scramble. It came about through great wing play from Perisic, who found Candreva with a precise cross. The winger’s effort was blocked, but the rebound fell to Banega, who thumped a low effort on target, only for Gyomber to spoon it clear off the line.
A needless flashpoint now, as Cristante and Miranda clash following a dubious offside decision from the linesman. The referee is quickly on hand to prevent tensions from boiling over, however.
This is better from Inter, as they thread together a slick move down the right, which eventually results in D’Ambrosio drilling in a low cross. Mario was well-placed to latch onto it, but fortunately for the hosts, former Inter defender Campagnaro was on hand to hook it clear.
DOUBLE SAVE! Superb stuff from Bizzarri, who first gets down low to deny Banega before reacting instinctively to prevent Candreva netting from the rebound. This game has suddenly come alive!
WHAT A MISS! Two golden opportunities in the space of a minute now for Pescara, and they have squandered both! It was a fantastic cross from Verre, who picked out Cristante at the back post, but the former AC Milan midfielder could only volley his effort wide from the edge of the six-yard box.
CHANCE! What an opportunity for the hosts! Benali does brilliantly to steal possession in midfield before laying it off to Caprari, who in turn tees up his strike-partner, but the Bolivian’s eventual strike is swiftly closed down by Miranda.
STAT FLASH - Pescara’s only home win in Serie A against Inter was in April 1978 – since then, the Nerazzurri have won four times, with one draw.
Oddo is screaming down on the touchline, urging his side to push out as Inter continue to push on, but so far Pescara’s deep-lying defence has soaked up the pressure just fine.
One positive for Inter, at least, is that Icardi now seems to be back to his normal sense. A negative is that Pescara are now growing into this game, with the visitors struggling to create anything of note in recent moments.
Inter have seen plenty of the ball in the opening quarter of this game, but really have failed to click into gear so far. Given the quality of the players on the pitch, they really should be doing better - but the play is all too slow and laboured at the moment.
João Mário
Yellow Card
Internazionale
Welcome to Serie A, Joao Mario. Inter’s join-record signing has looked sharp so far this evening, but has now marked his debut with a booking after he scythed down Benali.
Banega drives in the resulting free-kick but, although the delivery is a good one, Perisic is unable to connect with his attempted header.
N. Gyömbér
Yellow Card
Pescara
Well, Pescara’s defence are showing no mercy to Icardi, as Gyomber clatters into the Argentine from behind, duly picking up a booking for the foul.
A slight worry, perhaps, for Inter, as Icardi seems to be struggling slightly. He is still able to run, though does appear to be moving a bit less freely than usual. One to keep an eye on...
Pescara have settled somewhat now, finally getting a foothold in the game after Inter’s fast start. Apart from Icardi’s opportunity, however, there has been little goal-mouth action to speak of as of yet.
MATCH STAT - Inter have scored at least two goals in each of those last six games against Pescara, and kept a clean sheet in four of them.
CHANCE! A first clear sight of goal now, and it has gone to Inter. It was a superb pass by Perisic, who carved open Pescara’s defence with a brilliantly threaded throughball, but Icardi could not quite make enough contact with the ball to beat Bizzarri.
Great skill from Banega, who engineers some room for himself down the right before whipping in a dangerous cross, but Pescara’s veteran shot-stopper Bizzarri is equal to it.
Inter have started brightly, and are controlling the territory at the moment. Banega is seeing plenty of the ball, and once again the former Valencia midfielder kick-starts a swift attack down the left, but Perisic is well-marshalled by Roma loanee Gyomber.
One player particularly keen to make an impression tonight will be Caprari. The Pescara forward netted 13 goals in Serie B last term, a feat which duly earned him a transfer to Inter, who then immediately loaned him back to Oddo’s side, and the 23-year-old almost had his first chance of the night then, but Benali’s cross just evaded him at the back post.
Slick play from Inter, as Mario shows his quality with a driving run down the right before feeding a pass into the feet of Icardi. The visitors’ skipper tries to tee up Banega, but his compatriot is just unable to get on the end of his lay-off.
It looks to be more of a 4-2-3-1 system for Inter at the moment, with Mario sitting deeper alongside Medel and Banega - who has impressed since his close-season switch from Europa League winners Sevilla - playing off Icardi.
A bit of pressure from Inter early on, as they win a corner down on the left. Banned whips in the delivery which is cleared, but possession is recycled as Candreva plays a one-two with Santon in the aim of getting in behind Pescara’s defence, but the former Newcastle United defender’s pass is overhit and the move breaks down.
KICK-OFF! At the sound of the referee’s whistle, Inter - searching for a first win of the season to relieve some of the pressure off new coach De Boer - get proceedings underway.
It’s a near full house at Stadio Adriatico, where the players are about to make their way out onto the pitch - with just a few minutes remaining until kick-off. The referee for this evening’s clash is Antonio Damato.
Out wide, Candreva and Ivan Perisic provide the width and pace, while skipper Mauro Icardi, who scored four goals in his only previous Serie A appearance against Pescara, will play centrally. The Argentine netted a late leveller against Palermo last time out.
De Boer, on the other hand, has gone with his preferred 4-3-3 system that brought so much success at Ajax, with Ever Banega - who has created more chances than any other Serie A player so far in 2016/17 - handed a free role alongside Medel and Mario in midfield. 
It is a solid 4-3-2-1 system for the hosts, with Oddo also having a wealth of experience to call on from the bench if required in the likes of Simone Pepe and former Liverpool and Fiorentina midfielder Alberto Aquilani. Paris Saint-Germain loanee Jean-Christophe Bahebeck is also among the substitutes. Up top, Gianluca Caprari, on loan from Inter, is their main goal threat.
Oddo has selected an unchanged line-up tonight following the 2-1 defeat to Sassuolo - which was duly changed to a 3-0 victory to Pescara after it was found that Sassuolo had fielded an ineligable player. However, there are two changes from De Boer, who hands debuts to new signings Antonio Candreva and Portugal midfielder Joao Mario - who arrived from Sporting CP late in the window in a deal worth a reported €45million.
TEAM NEWS - Inter substitutes: Biabiany, Miangue, Carrizo, Jovetic, Nagatamo, Kondogbia, Brozovic, Melo, Palacio, Eder, Ranocchia, Gnoukouri.
TEAM NEWS - Inter (4-3-3): Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Murillo, Santon; Joao Mario, Medel, Banega; Candreva, Icardi, Perisic.
TEAM NEWS - Pescara substitutes: Fornasier, Bahebeck, Manaj, Pepe, Coda, Bruno, Zuparic, Fiorillo, Vitturini, Crescenzi, Aquilani, Mitrita.
TEAM NEWS - Pescara (4-3-2-1): Bizzarri; Zampano, Campagnaro, Gyomber, Biraghi; Cristante, Brugman, Memushaj; Benali, Verre; Caprari.
The team news is in now from Stadio Adriatico. Let’s check on the full line-ups…
Inter, on the other hand, have taken just one point from their two fixtures so far under the tutelage of former Ajax boss De Boer. However, history is on the side of the Milan club heading into this clash, at least, with Inter having won their last six Serie A games against Pescara.
Pescara have made a superb start to life in Serie A following their promotion last term, and Massimo Oddo’s side are unbeaten so far this term. They could cap their brilliant start by moving into the top three with a victory this evening!
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to LIVE coverage of Serie A action, as Pescara play host to Frank de Boer’s Inter, who have got their season off to a poor start under the Dutchman.
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