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
  • 88de Carvalho Andrade Lima
  • 18MedelSubstituted forGuarínat 45'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 10Kovacic
  • 22Pires RibeiroSubstituted 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Cagliari 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Cagliari 4.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Luca Rossettini.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. João Pedro replaces Daniele Dessena.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Inter Milan).

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Samuele Longo (Cagliari).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

    Antonio Balzano (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Luca Rossettini.

  20. Post update

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

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