Result INTER 3 – 1 GENOA, Sunday 11 January 2015, Serie A Week 18

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58% Ball Possession INTER and 42% Ball Possession GENOA
Inter Inter  3 – 1 Genoa Genoa CFC
12′ Rodrigo Palacio                  85′ Armando Izzo
39′ Mauro Icardi
88′ Nemanja Vidic
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Serie A Standing AFTER the game:
Inter, 9th position with 25 points and a positive goal difference of +4
Genoa, 7th position with 27 points and a positive goal difference of +4


Inter and Genoa got a draw last week.  Inter drew with Juventus and Genoa with Atalanta.  Today, it’s all party time for Inter defeating Genoa at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.  Fans welcoming new Inter player Lukas Podolski making his debut since the first minute.  Great victory for Inter jumping from the 12th to the 9th position while Genoa went down to the 7th position.

Out of the 67 precedents at the Giuseppe Meazza between Inter vs Genoa, stats showing Inter winning 43, Genoa winning 12, and 12 draws.

Highlight of the match seeing Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi scoring his 30th goal in Serie A.

Inter opening the score in the 12th minute with Argentinian forward Rodrigo Palacio defeating Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner.  The assist is by midfielder Gary Medel.

Inter increasing the score in the 39th minute following a corner conceded by Genoa defender Armando Izzo.  It is a special goal for forward Mauro Icardi scoring his 30th goal in Serie A defeating Genoa goalkeeper Perin with a headed shot in the center.  The assist is by midfielder Hernanes.  This is the 10th goal this season for Icardi.

Shocking move in the 67th minute when unintentionally  Inter defender Marco Andreolli hit Inter coach Roberto Mancini in the face with the ball.  Mancini going down to the ground after the impact, but getting up with a smile as wondering what happened….

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Here is INTER official starting lineup by coach Roberto Mancini:

Inter (4-2-3-1): Handanović; Campagnaro, Andreolli, Vidić, D’Ambrosio; Medel, Hernanes; Palacio, Guarín, Podolski; Icardi.

Here is GENOA official starting lineup by coach Gian Piero Gasperini:

Genoa (3-4-3): Perin; Izzo, Burdisso, De Maio; Edenílson, Rincón, Bertolacci, Antonelli; Iago Falqué, Matri, Lestienne.

Inter official starting lineup against Genoa

Disciplinary situation BEFORE the game.  3 suspended players for INTER: Kovacic (1), Ranocchia (1), Juan Jesus (4)

2 suspended players for GENOA: Perotti (2), Roncaglia (1)


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Stats BEFORE the game. Top scorer for INTER: Forward Mauro Icardi with 9 goals

Top scorer for GENOA: Genoa forward Alessandro Matri with 7 goals

Inter Goals Goals Genoa
Icardi, Mauro 9 7 Matri, Alessandro
Osvaldo, Pablo Daniel 5 3 Pinilla, Mauricio
Kovacic, Mateo 4 3 Falque, Iago
Ranocchia, Andrea 2 2 Bertolacci, Andrea
Guarin, Fredy 2 2 Antonelli, Luca


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

06/01/15 SA Juventus Inter 1:1 Round 17
30/12/14 CFG Paris St.-Germa… Inter 1:0 Friendly
21/12/14 SA Inter Lazio 2:2 Round 16


Here are the last 3 games of GENOA:  1 draw, 2 lost

06/01/15 SA Genoa Atalanta 2:2 Round 17
21/12/14 SA Turin Genoa 2:1 Round 16
14/12/14 SA Genoa Roma 0:1 ROund 15


Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, Inter vs Genoa, Sunday 11 January 2015


Click the video to watch the commentaries from Diretta Stadio by Filippo Tramontana on Inter 3 – 1 Genoa.

Photos Inter vs Genoa courtesy


Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio


Inter forward Mauro Icardi









Inter coach Roberto Mancini










Serie A tickets2014 – 2015 Italian Serie A Week 18

Inter 3 – 1 Genoa
Sunday 11 January 2015
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Milan, Italy


Referee: RUSSO
Fourth Official: FIORITO

 Goals: 12′ Rodrigo Palacio (I), 39′ Mauro Icardi (I), 55′ Armando Izzo (G), 88′ Nemanja Vidic (I)

Official formations – lineups:

Inter: 1 Samir Handanovic; 14 Campagnaro, 15 Vidic, 6
Andreolli, 33 D’Ambrosio; 18 Medel (Krhin 87), 13 Fredy Guarin; 8 Rodrigo Palacio (Kuzmanovic 65), 88 Hernanes (Obi 74), 11 Lukas Podolski; 9 Mauro Icardi.

Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 46 Berni, 22 Dod

Match Stats

 Inter Match Stats Genoa
3 Goals 1
16(7) Shots (on goal) 13(6)
18 Fouls 13
5 Corner kicks 5
2 Offsides 2
58% Ball Possession 42%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 4