Italian Serie A
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Inter Milan 1-4 Cagliari

Inter Milan lose heavily to Cagliari

Inter Milan suffered a humiliating first Serie A defeat of the season as they were thumped by bottom club Cagliari at the San Siro.

Marco Sau put the visitors ahead but on-loan Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo equalised quickly.

Inter were reduced to 10 men when captain Yuto Nagatomo was sent off for picking up his second yellow card.

Cagliari, who had taken one point from their opening four games, eased to victory through Albin Ekdal's treble.

The Swedish striker, who had only scored three times in 77 previous appearances for Cagliari, doubled his tally for the club with a 15-minute hat trick.

The scoreline could have been worse for Inter, who saw goalkeeper Samir Handanovic save a first-half penalty from Andrea Cossu when the score was still 3-1.

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, who joined Inter in the summer, conceded the spot-kick with a clumsy foul.

Cagliari had lost their previous three matches but moved up to 13th with the win.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 6Andreolli
  • 15Vidic
  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 55NagatomoBooked at 27mins
  • 88Hernanes
  • 18MedelSubstituted forGuarínat 45'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Kovacic
  • 22DodôSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 43'minutes
  • 7Osvaldo
  • 8PalacioSubstituted forIcardiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Icardi
  • 13Guarín
  • 17Kuzmanovic
  • 20Obi
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 25Mbaye
  • 28Puscas
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 44Krhin
  • 46Berni
  • 90M'Vila

Cagliari

  • 27Cragno
  • 21BalzanoBooked at 82mins
  • 32Ceppitelli
  • 15RossettiniBooked at 45mins
  • 8Avelar
  • 16DessenaSubstituted forGeraldino dos Santos Galvãoat 90'minutes
  • 4Crisetig
  • 20Ekdal
  • 23IbarboSubstituted forFariasat 69'minutes
  • 25SauBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLongoat 73'minutes
  • 7Cossu

Substitutes

  • 3Murru
  • 9Longo
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 13Rangel da Silva
  • 14Pisano
  • 17Farias
  • 28Carboni
  • 30Donsah
  • 33Capuano
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
36,925

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home22
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Cagliari 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Cagliari 4.

Attempt missed. Antonio Balzano (Cagliari) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Pedro.

Hand ball by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan).

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Luca Rossettini.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mauro Icardi.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. João Pedro replaces Daniele Dessena.

Andrea Cossu (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

Diego Farias (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Samuele Longo (Cagliari) because of an injury.

Foul by Samuele Longo (Cagliari).

Marco Andreolli (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Antonio Balzano (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Luca Rossettini.

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Andreolli.

Alessio Cragno (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan).

Attempt missed. Samuele Longo (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Balzano with a cross.

Lorenzo Crisetig (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Samuele Longo replaces Marco Sau.

Albin Ekdal (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan).

Attempt missed. Diego Farias (Cagliari) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Albin Ekdal.

Substitution

Substitution, Inter Milan. Mauro Icardi replaces Rodrigo Palacio.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Diego Farias replaces Víctor Ibarbo.

Offside, Inter Milan. Hernanes tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

Foul by Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari).

Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Daniele Dessena (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antonio Balzano with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Nemanja Vidic (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Fredy Guarín with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Lorenzo Crisetig.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fredy Guarín with a cross.

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Danilo Avelar.

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