Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) amazingly found his way through the defence, but lacked a precise finish as his effort from close range went slightly wide of the right post.
A pass by Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end. The ball goes out of play and Inter will have a goal kick.
The resulting corner from Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) is cleared by the defence.
Antonio Candreva (Inter) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Rosario Abisso no option but to blow his whistle.
Stefano Pioli prepares a substitution. Vincent Laurini is replaced by Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina).
This corner kick is taken with a short pass by Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina).
Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and deals with the threat.
Matteo Politano comes off the pitch to be replaced by Antonio Candreva (Inter).
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) received a clever through ball which could have put him in a promising position, but the defence was alert to the danger. The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Fiorentina.
What a save from Alban Lafont! Matias Vecino (Inter) jumps high to meet a cross and glances a promising header from close range, but the goalkeeper pulls off a brilliant stop to keep it out.
Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) unleashes a beautiful rocket of a shot from a long-range free kick. The ball goes into the top left corner and leaves the goalkeeper beaten. This takes hours and hours on the training ground. The score is 2:3.
Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. Fiorentina force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
A yellow card for a tackle by Matteo Politano (Inter). Rosario Abisso doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
Fiorentina control the tempo of the game by exchanging some accurate short passes.
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) takes the free kick which is inaccurate and the defence has no problem with the clearance. Fiorentina force a corner. They send men into the box.
Milan Skriniar (Inter) sees a yellow card from Rosario Abisso after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
It is time for a substitution. Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter) is on for Henrique Dalbert.
After what seems an eternity, referee Rosario Abisso decides there was a foul after using VAR to review the goal! NO GOAL, play to continue.
Hold on! There’s a VAR review to see whether there was an infringement in the build up to the goal. The referee is checking now. The Fiorentina players aren’t happy.
It's in the back of the net! Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) tries his luck from the edge of the box and his shot takes a deflection and goes past the stranded Samir Handanovic. He makes it 2:3.
Stefano Pioli has decided to make a change. Marko Pjaca (Fiorentina) replaces Marco Benassi.
Substitution. Giovanni Simeone walks off the pitch and Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) comes on as a substitute.
Radja Nainggolan (Inter) picks up a yellow card.
A pass by Matteo Politano (Inter) ends up in no man's land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Goal! Alban Lafont gets a hand on the penalty from Ivan Perisic (Inter), but can't stop it from flying into the bottom left corner.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) is heading towards the penalty spot to take it.
It’s a PENALTY to Inter after the VAR review!
There's a break in play and referee Rosario Abisso must have got a signal in his ear as he indicates he will check that earlier penalty claim by Inter using VAR. This could be interesting!
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter) takes the free kick and attempts to find some of his teammates inside the box, but the ball is intercepted and cleared out of danger.
Marco Benassi (Fiorentina) gives away a foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Rosario Abisso saw the whole situation. Inter have been awarded a free kick.
Rosario Abisso blows his whistle and the second half starts.
The end of the first half.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) collects a wonderful lead pass and creates some space to smash the ball goalwards from long range. His shot goes painfully close to the right post!
The linesman raises his flag. Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) is adjudged offside.
3 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
CHANCE! Lautaro Martinez finds Ivan Perisic (Inter) with a sweet pass, but he can't find the target as his effort from inside the box goes just over the bar!
Ivan Perisic (Inter) robs an opponent of the ball and explodes in anger when Rosario Abisso blows for a foul.
Goal! Matteo Politano (Inter) weaves his way past opponents, and he unleashes a magnificent effort from the edge of the box inside the left post. Alban Lafont had no chance of reaching it. The score is 1:2.
Matteo Politano (Inter) sends over a poor, overhit cross from the corner kick and the ball goes out of play.
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter) sends a cross into the box from the free kick, but Alban Lafont leaps into the air and clears the danger. Inter have been awarded a corner kick.
The corner from Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) is intercepted by the defence.
A dangerous looking corner kick from Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) is cleared to safety by the defence. The referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Fiorentina will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
A beautiful low pass from the side is received by Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina), who was waiting for his chance. However, the defence is alert and spanks the ball away. The ball is out of play. Fiorentina will have a throw-in.
Gerson (Fiorentina) races through the centre to the edge of the box then lets fly with a rocket of a shot that flies a whisker wide of the left post.
The resulting corner from Marcelo Brozovic (Inter) is cleared by the opposition's defence.
Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter) attempts to send over a cross in order to find one of his teammates, but an opposition defender averts the danger by intercepting the effort. Now Inter have a corner.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) makes a driving run into the box but he cannot work any space for a shot.
The corner from Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) is hurriedly cleared.
A promising first-time strike from inside the box by Marco Benassi (Fiorentina), but his attempt goes just wide of the target.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) tries to latch onto a through ball, but it's too long. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Inter.
Great teamplay by Inter as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Referee Rosario Abisso takes one last look at the VAR monitor and decides that the goal stands! The Inter players go wild in celebration.
Wait! The referee has now indicated he wants to check if the goal for Inter can stand using VAR.
Goal! Matias Vecino (Inter) pounced on a loose ball inside the box and beats the goalkeeper with a shot inside the left post. He makes it 1:1.
Matteo Politano (Inter) swings in the corner, but fails to find any of his teammates. One of the defenders reacts superbly to get it clear.
Marcelo Brozovic (Inter) tries to take the opposition by surprise with a quick free kick into the box.
Vitor Hugo (Fiorentina) commits a rough challenge and Rosario Abisso blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick has been awarded to Inter.
Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina) tries to find the head of a teammate in the box but overhits the cross.
This is definitely not what Stefan de Vrij (Inter) wanted. Attempting to intercept an offensive pass, he scored an own goal and made it 1:0.
The first half of this match is about to start.
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The players are out and the match is about to start. Fiorentina will have the kick-off.