Result INTER 1 – 2 CAGLIARI, Goals by Mario and Melchiorri, Sunday 16 October 2016, Serie A Week 8

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66% Ball Possession INTER and 34% Ball Possession CAGLIARI
Inter Inter 1 – 2 Cagliari Cagliari
55′ João Mário                     71′ Federico Melchiorri
.                                                  85′ Samir Handanovic (own goal)
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Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Inter, 9th position with 11 points and a positive goal difference of +1
Cagliari, 11th position with 10 points and a negative goal difference of -2

Pos Team P W D L Goals DIFF Points
9 Inter 7 3 2 2 9:8 1 11
11 Cagliari 7 3 1 3 11:13 -2 10


Total failure for Inter.  Inter suffering their first lost at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium this season.  Before the game, Inter with 11 points was only +1  point ahead of Cagliari having 10 points.  Now, Cagliari overtaking Inter and climbing to 13 points.   Interesting to see  in this game both coaches  debuting in Serie A this season, Inter coach Franck De Boer and Caglairi coach Massimo  Rastelli.

Oops… what a luck!!!!   Imagine what a tough situation for Inter captain Mauro Icardi who had been contested before the game and almost every time he touches the ball.  The Curva Nord displaying big banners against Icardi. “Usi un bambino per giustificarti e tirarci fango in faccia. Non sei uomo. Non sei capitano. Sei solo una vile m…”  (Eng. translation: You use a child to justify yourself and get us mud in the face. You are not a man.  You are not a Captain.  You are just a vile m… [coward].”

  • Click the video to watch the long banner (striscione) from the Curva Nord to Mauro Icardi.

Making matters worst, Icardi had the chance to open the score when Referee Valeri gave a penalty to Inter in the 24th minute conceded by Bruno Alves after a foul on Icardi.  Alves also getting a yellow card.  Adding despair….  it is Icardi to go to the penalty spot and mamma mia…. failing to convert the penalty !!!!!!!  It could be that Icardi was not concentrated and succumbed to the constant protests of the fans from the first minute of the match.

Inter finally opening the score in the 55th minute.  It is Brazilian João Mário to defeat Cagliari goalkeeper Marco Storari with a right footed shot in the center.  This is the first goal by Mario with Inter.

Cagliari equalizing in the 71st minute.  It is forward  Federico Melchiorri to defeat Inter goalkeeper with a left footed shot in the center.

Oops…. definitely a bad day for Inter.  Imaging, Cagliari taking the lead thanks to the own goal by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic in the 85th minute.

  • There are 36 precedents between Inter vs Cagliari at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.  Stats showing Inter with 21 wins, 9 draws, and Cagliari with only 6 wins.   Inter scoring 69 goals and Cagliari 38 goals.

Here is INTER official starting lineup by coach Franck De Boer:

INTER (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; Ansaldi, Miranda, Murillo, Santon; Medel, J.Mario; Candreva, Banega, Perisic; Icardi.

Here is CAGLIARI official starting lineup by coch Massimo Rastelli:

CAGLIARI (4-3-1-2): Storari; Pisacane, Ceppitelli, Alves, Murru; Munari, Tachtsidis, Padoin; Di Gennaro; Sau, Melchiorri.

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  • Click the video to watch Inter 1 – 2 Cagliari highlights including all goals, Sunday 16 October 2016

Stats BEFORE the match. Top scorer of INTER: Mauro Icardi with 6 goals

Top scorer of CAGLIARI: Marco Borriello with 4 goals

inter Goals Goals cagliari
Icardi, Mauro 6 4 Borriello, Marco
Perisic, Ivan 2 2 Sau, Marco
Banega, Ever 1 1 Melchiorri, Federico
1 Pedro, Joao
1 Alves, Bruno

Stats. Here are the last 3 games of INTER: 1 draw, 2 lost

02/10/16 SA Roma Inter 2:1 7
29/09/16 UELG Sparta Prague Inter 3:1 2
25/09/16 SA Inter Bologna 1:1 6

Stats. Here are the last 3 games of CAGLIARI: 2 wins, 1 lost

02/10/16 SA Cagliari Crotone 2:1 7
26/09/16 SA Cagliari Sampdoria 2:1 6
21/09/16 SA Juventus Cagliari 4:0 5


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Inter -Cagliari, Sunday 16 October 2016

Inter official starting lineup against Cagliari


Cagliari official starting lineup against Inter




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Inter 1 – 2 Cagliari
Sunday 16 October 2016
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Milan, Italy


Referee: VALERI
Fourth Official: CARBONE

Goals: 55′ João Mário (I),  71′ Federico Melchiorri (C), 85′ Samir Handanovic (own goal)

Official lineups – formations:

INTER (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; Ansaldi, Miranda, Murillo, Santon; Medel, J.Mario; Candreva, Banega, Perisic; Icardi.

Subs.: Carrizo, Barbosa, Yao, Miangue, Brozovic, Gnoukouri, D’Ambrosio, Kondogbia, Palcio, Jovetic, Eder.

Coach:  Franck De Boer.

CAGLIAR (4-3-1-2): Storari; Pisacane, Ceppitelli, Alves, Murru; Munari, Tachtsidis, Padoin; Di Gennaro; Sau, Melchiorri.

Subs: Colombo, Rafael; Bittante, Capuano, Salamon; Barella, Dessena, Isla; Giannetti, Borriello.

Coach:. Massimo Rastelli.