Italian Serie A
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Inter Milan 1-4 Fiorentina

Inter Milan 1-4 Fiorentia
Inter Milan had only conceded one goal in their previous five Serie A matches

Inter Milan's 100% start to the Italian season ended in spectacular fashion as Fiorentina crushed them to move top of Serie A for the first time since 1999.

Fiorentina took the lead at the San Siro through Josip Ilicic's fierce penalty after Inter keeper Samir Handanovic tripped away striker Nikola Kalinic.

Kalinic slid in after Handanovic could not tip over Ilicic's shot, then converted Marcos Alonso's low cross.

Inter centre-back Miranda saw red for cleaning out Kalinic, leaving the home side to play the final hour with 10 men.

Roberto Mancini's men managed to reduce the deficit when skipper Mauro Icardi poked in his own rebound off the Fiorentina post, before former Blackburn striker Kalinic completed his hat-trick by calmly slotting in from close range.

Inter have not won the Scudetto since winning the Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010.

But the Nerazzuri raised hopes of ending that barren run by winning their opening five league games.

Fiorentina began the match in third place after a fine start to the season under former QPR, Swansea and Leicester manager Paulo Sousa.

Sousa, who arrived from Swiss side Basel to replace Vincenzo Montella in the summer, has pledged to bring high-tempo football to a team which has finished fourth in each of the last three seasons.

And his philosophy of forcing the opposition into mistakes worked perfectly against Inter, who were torn apart by a series of defensive errors.

La Viola moved above their hosts on goal difference, with defending champions Juventus already 10 points behind after a sluggish start.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1HandanovicBooked at 3mins
  • 21Santon
  • 25MirandaBooked at 31mins
  • 17MedelBooked at 81mins
  • 44PerisicSubstituted forBiabianyat 61'minutes
  • 13GuarínBooked at 43minsSubstituted forBrozovicat 77'minutes
  • 83Melo
  • 7KondogbiaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forRanocchiaat 45'minutes
  • 12Telles
  • 8Palacio
  • 9Icardi

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 11Biabiany
  • 14Montoya
  • 22Ljajic
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 55Nagatomo
  • 77Brozovic
  • 93Dimarco
  • 97Manaj

Fiorentina

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 32RoncagliaSubstituted forJuniorat 75'minutes
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 16BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forTomovicat 69'minutes
  • 5BadeljSubstituted forFernándezat 82'minutes
  • 8Vecino
  • 28AlonsoBooked at 90mins
  • 72Ilicic
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 9N KalinicBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 3Junior
  • 4Tomovic
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 11Rebic
  • 14Fernández
  • 18Suárez
  • 21Verdú
  • 22Rossi
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 30Babacar
  • 33Sepe
Referee:
Antonio Damato
Attendance:
42,687

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 4.

  3. Booking

    Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gilberto (Fiorentina).

  8. Post update

    Jonathan Biabiany (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Fiorentina. Matías Fernández replaces Milan Badelj.

  12. Booking

    Gary Medel (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gary Medel (Inter Milan).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

  16. Post update

    Andrea Ranocchia (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Dangerous play by Matias Vecino (Fiorentina).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic replaces Fredy Guarín.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 4. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 27th September 2015

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