Italian Serie A
ChievoChievo0Inter MilanInter Milan1

Inter Milan stay top of Serie A with 1-0 win over Chievo

Gary Medel
Inter Milan finished eighth in Serie A in the 2014-15 campaign

Inter Milan maintained their 100% record in Serie A with a narrow victory over Chievo thanks to Mauro Icardi's first-half strike.

Argentina international Icardi, 22, slipped the ball under the home keeper after getting on the end of midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia's floated cross.

Chievo went close with a Valter Birsa free-kick and Lucas Castro's header.

Inter's victory was their fourth in as many games and consolidated their place at the top of the table.

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini returned for a second spell as Inter coach last November and guided the club to eighth place in Serie A but played down title talk after the win.

He said: "It's great to be on top, but what counts is being among the top placed teams in the last month of the season."

Paul Pogba
Midfielder Paul Pogba scored his first goal of the season for Juventus with a penalty against Genoa

Elsewhere, Italian champions Juventus registered their first win of the season with a 2-0 away victory over 10-man Genoa.

Eugenio Lamanna scored an own goal while Paul Pogba added a penalty as Genoa had Armando Izzo sent off.

Veteran forward Francesco Totti scored the 300th goal of his Roma career as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sassuolo while Torino's fine start to season continued with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria thanks to Fabio Quagliarella's brace.

In the day's late kick-off, Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain struck twice as Napoli secured their first win of the season with a 5-0 thrashing of Lazio at the Stadio San Paolo.

Meanwhile, Atalanta drew 1-1 with Hellas Verona, Bologna won 1-0 at home to Frosinone and Fiorentina secured a 1-0 away win over Carpi.

Line-ups

Chievo

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Bizzarri
  • 21Frey
  • 5Gamberini
  • 12Cesar
  • 18Gobbi
  • 19Castro
  • 4RigoniBooked at 37minsSubstituted forPepeat 81'minutes
  • 23BirsaSubstituted forM'Pokuat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 56Hetemaj
  • 43PaloschiSubstituted forIngleseat 68'minutes
  • 69MeggioriniBooked at 40mins

Substitutes

  • 3Dainelli
  • 6Pinzi
  • 7Pepe
  • 10Christiansen
  • 11Mattiello
  • 20Sardo
  • 29Cacciatore
  • 31Pellissier
  • 32Bressan
  • 40M'Poku
  • 45Inglese
  • 90Seculin

Inter Milan

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Handanovic
  • 21Santon
  • 17Medel
  • 24MurilloSubstituted forRanocchiaat 70'minutes
  • 12Telles
  • 13GuarínBooked at 27mins
  • 83Melo
  • 44Perisic
  • 7KondogbiaSubstituted forBrozovicat 85'minutes
  • 9Icardi
  • 10JoveticSubstituted forPalacioat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Palacio
  • 11Biabiany
  • 14Montoya
  • 22Ljajic
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 77Brozovic
  • 97Manaj
  • 98Radu
Referee:
Paolo Tagliavento
Attendance:
20,000

Match Stats

Home TeamChievoAway TeamInter Milan
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chievo 0, Inter Milan 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chievo 0, Inter Milan 1.

  3. Booking

    Paul-José M'Poku (Chievo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul-José M'Poku (Chievo).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

  7. Post update

    Paul-José M'Poku (Chievo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Gobbi (Chievo).

  10. Post update

    Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alessandro Gamberini (Chievo).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Riccardo Meggiorini.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bostjan Cesar (Chievo) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simone Pepe with a cross following a set piece situation.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Chievo. Conceded by Felipe Melo.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Davide Santon (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Nicolas Frey.

  18. Post update

    Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Perparim Hetemaj (Chievo).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th September 2015

  • ChievoChievo0Inter MilanInter Milan1
  • AtalantaAtalanta1Hellas VeronaHellas Verona1
  • BolognaBologna1FrosinoneFrosinone0
  • GenoaGenoa0JuventusJuventus2
  • RomaRoma2SassuoloSassuolo2
  • TorinoTorino2SampdoriaSampdoria0
  • CarpiCarpi0FiorentinaFiorentina1
  • NapoliNapoli5LazioLazio0

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