Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
Inter, 10th position with 8 points and a positive goal difference of +3
Napoli, 7th position with 10 points and a positive goal difference of +3
Inter failing to win this home game against Napoli. However, despite a struggling draw, it is a ray of hope for the fans to see Inter battling until the end without giving up and scoring the equalizer goal in the 91st minute with midfielder Hernanes. Curious detail, there were only 2 Italian players in the initial starting lineup defender Andrea Ranocchia and Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne. A game definitely with International players.
Inter suffering two big defeats against Cagliari and Fiorentina leading to a deep crisis. It’s an emotional game for the ex Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri now with Inter and the ex Inter coach Rafael Benitez now with Napoli. As a matter of fact, Mazzarri sent off by Referee Damato in the 83rd minute for leaving the technical area .. protesting…
Napoli opening the score in the 79th minute with forward Jose Maria Callejon defeating Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with a right footed shot in the center. The Meazza Stadium in disbelief!
Inter equalizing for a 1-1 in the 82nd minute with midfielder Fredy Guarin following a corner conceded by Napoli forward Jose Maria Callejon. The assist is by forward Mauro Icardi for Guarin delivering a right footed shot from close range defeating Napoli goalkeeper Rafale ….. and there you go the ball all the way to the bottom right corner.
Inter making a final substitution in the 89th minute to add fresh energy. Midfielder Yann M’Vila replacing forward Rodrigo Palacio.
Cold water! In the 90th minute it is Napoli to increase the score again with Jose Maria Callejon defeating this time Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic with a left footed shot in the bottom right corner. The assist is by David Lopez.
Hey, hey, hey, what a quick reaction! Just a minute after the goal by Callejon, bam! Inter scoring in the 91st minute with midfielder Hernanes to equalize for the 2-2 with a headed goal defeating Napoli goalkeeper in the bottom right corner.
Precedents for Inter vs Napoli games are 68 seeing Inter winning 45, Napoli winning only 8 and 15 draws. 197 goals with Inter scoring 132 and 65 goals by Napoli.
- Here is INTER official starting lineup by coach Walter Mazzarri:
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Ranocchia, Vidic, Juan Jesus; Obi, Hernanes, Medel, Kovacic, Dodô; Palacio, Icardi
- Here is NAPOLI official starting lineup by coach Rafael Benitez:
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Rafael; Zuniga, Albiol, Koulibaly, Britos; Inler, David Lopez; Callejon, Hamsik, Insigne; Higuain.
Before the game. Disciplinary Situation. No suspended players
Before the game. Here is the top scorer for INTER: Forward Pablo Osvaldo with 4 goals
Top scorer for NAPOLI: Jose Maria Callejon with 4 goals
|Osvaldo, Pablo Daniel||4||4||Callejon|
|Icardi, Mauro||3||1||Zapata, Duvan|
|Kovacic, Mateo||2||1||Koulibaly, Kalidou|
|Hernanes||1||1||de Guzman, Jonathan|
|Guarin, Fredy||1||1||Insigne, Lorenzo|
Here are the last 3 games of INTER: 1 win, 2 lost
|05/10/14||SA||Fiorentina – Inter||3:0||Round 6|
|02/10/14||UELG||Inter – Karabakh||2:0||Round 2|
|28/09/14||SA||Inter – Cagliari||1:4||Round 5|
Here are the last 3 games of NAPOLI: 3 wins
|05/10/14||SA||Napoli – Turin||2:1||Round 6|
|02/10/14||UELG||Slovan Bratisla… – Napoli||0:2||Round 2|
|28/09/14||SA||Sassuolo – Napoli||0:1||Round 5|
Click the video to watch the highlights of the game, Inter vs Napoli, Sunday 19 October 2014, Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Milan, Italy,
Click the video to watch the commentaries from DIRETTA STADIO by Filippo Tramontana on Inter – Napoli.
Inter – Napoli
Sunday 19 October 2014
Giuseppe Meazza Stadium
Assistants: MANGANELLI – MELI
Fourth Official: VUOTO
Goals: 79′ Jose Maria Callejon (N), 82′ Fredy Guarin (I)
Official formations – lineups:
|22 (5)||Shots (on goal)||12 (4)|