SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 20 - 25 Jan 2015 (14.00 UK)
Inter 0 - 1 Torino
Moretti 94 (T)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Inter suffered a shock home defeat to Torino, as Emiliano Moretti scored with the last kick of the game.

Roberto Mancini changed his line-up again, bringing back Rodrigo Palacio for Xherdan Shaqiri, while Andrea Ranocchia, Hugo Campagnaro, Jonathan and Yuto Nagatomo weren’t ready to start, Gary Medel and Juan Jesus suspended. Toro were unbeaten in five and had Mauro Icardi’s old foe Maxi Lopez on the bench, but Bruno Fernandez was banned.

Torino hadn’t beaten Inter in Serie A, home or away, since 1994 and their last victory at San Siro was in February 1988. That means this result ended a 27-year-wait.

Lukas Podolski had the first chance beaten away by Daniele Padelli at the near post, while Maksimovic timed his run perfectly to stop Rodrigo Palacio running on to a Mateo Kovacic assist.

Icardi wasted a couple of headers from promising positions, but Torino effectively muzzled the Biscione in the first half.

Inter were already lacking defenders and lost another when Marco Andreolli pulled up with a suspected hamstring strain. Danilo D’Ambrosio will be suspended against Sassuolo, as he picked up a yellow card.

Podolski forced only the second save of the game, stinging Daniele Padelli’s gloves at the near post.

Shaqiri was thrown on to bring some creativity, but D’Ambrosio pulled up with a very similar-looking injury to that of Andreolli.

Fabio Quagliarella’s promising counter was charged down in the box by Nemanja Vidic and Samir Handanovic caught a dangerous Cristian Molinaro strike.

Just as the match seemed to be heading for a disappointing draw, Inter were beaten with the last kick of the game. A corner was knocked on by Maxi Lopez for Emiliano Moretti to nod in from six yards, totally unmarked. Palacio was keeping everyone in play and there was no more time for a stunned Nerazzurri side to react.

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Inter: Handanovic; D'Ambrosio (Shaqiri 56), Vidic, Andreolli (Ranocchia 44), Obi; Guarin, Kuzmanovic; Palacio, Kovacic, Podolski (Donkor 66); Icardi
Torino: Padelli; Maksimovic, Glik, Moretti; Darmian, Benassi, Gazzi, Farnerud (El Kaddouri 66), Molinaro; Martinez (Maxi Lopez 58), Quagliarella
Ref: Irrati