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Serie A Standing AFTER the game:
Inter, 5th position with 40 points and a positive goal difference of +14
Cagliari, 15th position with 25 points and a negative goal difference of -12
Inter failing to win this home game seeing their chances to grab the third position disappearing. However, despite the draw, Inter managing to keep the 5th position with 40 points while Napoli also with a draw against Genoa. Napoli keeping the third position with 51 points having a clear +11 points advantage over Inter.
Certainly, not the expected result by the fans and Inter President Eric Thohir watching the game from the Tribune. Bottom line, Inter losing precious home points.
To the surprise of the fans at the Meazza, it is Cagliari to open the score in the 40th minute. Referee Russo granting a penalty to Cagliari conceded by Inter defender Juan Jesus for a handball in the penalty area. Silencing the Meazza is forward Mauricio Pinilla converting the penalty with a right footed shot defeating Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic in the bottom right corner.
Inter managing to equalize in the 51st minute with Rolando defeating Cagliari goalkeeper Vlada Avramov with a right footed shot in the center.
Here is INTER official starting lineup by coach Walter Mazzarri:
Handanovic; Rolando, Samuel, Juan Jesus; Jonathan, Guarin, Kuzmanovic, Alvarez, Nagatomo; Palacio, Milito
Here is CAGLIARI official starting lineup by coach Diego Lopez:
Avramov ; Avelar, Rossettini, Astori, Dessena; Adryan, Ekdal, Vecino; Cossu; Pinilla,
Disciplinary Situation before the game: No suspended players for INTER
1 suspended player for CAGLIARI: Daniele Conti
Stats AFTER the game. Top scorer for INTER: Forward Rodrigo Palacio with 11 goals
Top scorer for CAGLIARI: Forward Marco Sau with 5 goals
|Palacio, Rodrigo Sebastian||11||5||Sau, Marco|
|Nagatomo, Yuto||5||4||Conti, Daniele|
|Cambiasso, Esteban||4||4||Pinilla, Mauricio|
|Guarin, Fredy||3||2||Ibarbo, Victor|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of INTER: 2 wins, 1 lost
Here are the last 3 games of CAGLIARI: 1 win, 2 lost
Click the video to watch the highlights of the match, Inter vs Cagliari on Sunday 23 February 2014 at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, Italy, Serie A Week 25
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Inter – Cagliari
Sunday 23 February 2014
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Assistants: MELI – PRETI
Fourth Official: CRISPO
Official formations – lineups:
Handanovic; Rolando, Samuel, Juan Jesus; Jonathan, Guarin, Kuzmanovic
(78′ Botta), Alvarez (67′ Kovacic), Nagatomo; Palacio, Milito (45′ Icardi).
Subs not used: ( Carrizo, Maniero, Andreolli, Ranocchia, D’Ambrosio,
Zanetti, Cambiasso, Taider).
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.
Avramov ; Avelar, Rossettini, Astori, Dessena; Adryan (57′ Eriksson), Ekdal, Vecino; Cossu (78′ Perico); Pinilla (71′ Nene’),
Subs not used: (Silvestri, Del Fabro, Murru, Ibraimi, Cabrera, Sau).
Coach: Diego Lopez.
Inter – Cagliari
|Inter|| Match Stats
|16(5)||Shots (on goal)||6(1)|
What do you think of the results? Which players surprised you or disappointed you and why?