Cristian Kouame (Genoa) receives a slide-rule pass inside the box and has just the keeper to beat. His shot low towards the middle of the goal lacks power and Samir Handanovic easily makes the save.
Luciano Spalletti decides to make a substitution. Matteo Politano will be replaced by Iglesias Borja Valero (Inter).
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.
Genoa have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Substitution. Marcelo Brozovic makes way for Joao Mario (Inter).
Cesare Prandelli has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Daniel Bessa (Genoa) replacing Stefano Sturaro.
The referee blows his whistle for a foul after Cristian Kouame (Genoa) overruns the ball during an attack and makes an aggressive challenge on his opponent.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) gets in a good position inside the box and is only inches away from getting on the end of a through ball from the edge of the area.
Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition's defence quickly intercepts the ball.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Radja Nainggolan (Inter).
It's 0:3! Mauro Icardi feeds Ivan Perisic (Inter) inside the box, who is unmarked and buries the ball in the bottom right corner.
Pedro Pereira (Genoa) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Maurizio Mariani blows the whistle, Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter) is penalised for a foul.
The linesman raises his flag. Mauro Icardi (Inter) is adjudged offside.
Milan Skriniar (Inter) carelessly slides into the feet of his opponent and he'll be lucky to avoid punishment. Maurizio Mariani blows for the foul but keeps his cards in his pocket on this occasion.
A long cross into the box finds Mauro Icardi (Inter) unmarked, but his header from the edge of the six-yard box is wild and goes miles wide of the left post.
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
The first half of today's match has just finished.
The fourth official shows 1 min. of added time.
Cesare Prandelli prepares a substitution. Antonio Sanabria is replaced by Davide Biraschi (Genoa).
Goal! Mauro Icardi (Inter) puts the ball into the bottom right corner past the outstretched arm of Andrei Radu.
Mauro Icardi (Inter) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
We have witnessed a sending-off! Cristian Gabriel Romero (Genoa) is given a red card for his dangerous challenge. Maurizio Mariani's decision is final.
Cristian Gabriel Romero (Genoa) fouls an opponent. At least that's what referee Maurizio Mariani signals. The referee points to the penalty spot. PENALTY to Inter!
Ervin Zukanovic (Genoa) will miss the next game because of that yellow card.
Ervin Zukanovic (Genoa) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Maurizio Mariani didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) picks up a pass and tries his luck from mid-range towards the left side of the goal, but Andrei Radu is equal to it and makes an easy save.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) is lying on the ground after being tackled and the physio comes onto the pitch to give him medical treatment.
Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Maurizio Mariani had an easy-decision to make.
Stefano Sturaro (Genoa) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball.
Matteo Politano (Inter) overhits the corner kick and none of his teammates can their head on it.
Matteo Politano (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. The ball goes out of play. Inter are awarded a corner kick.
POST! Mauro Icardi (Inter) unleashes a thunderous effort from the edge of the box and the ball crashes against the left post. What a strike that was!
19:81 – this is the current ball possession ratio.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) rises above the opponent's defence and heads a precise cross towards the roof of the net. His effort, however, is blocked by Andrei Radu, who pulls off a stunning save!
It's in the back of the net! Kwadwo Asamoah plays it into the box, and Roberto Gagliardini (Inter) gets on the end of the cross to put it low into the middle of the net. 0:1.
Maurizio Mariani shows a yellow card to Lukas Lerager (Genoa) for a tough tackle.
Matteo Politano (Inter) latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and fires in a first-time shot on goal, but the effort lacks accuracy and flies high over the bar.
Antonio Sanabria (Genoa) collects a sweet pass on the edge of the box and in one movement smashes a shot in on goal, but it balloons high over the bar.
The corner by Matteo Politano (Inter) lacks accuracy as it's hit with too much power.
The resulting corner from Matteo Politano (Inter) is cleared by the opposition's defence. The ball goes behind for a corner. Inter will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders. Inter earn a corner.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) sends a long ball in, but Andrei Radu comfortably gathers the ball.
Giuseppe Pezzella (Genoa) is penalised for holding. Maurizio Mariani signals a set piece.
Stefano Sturaro (Genoa) meets a pass on the edge of the penalty area and shoots towards the middle of the goal. He didn't put enough power into the effort, though, and Samir Handanovic pulls off an easy save.
Mauro Icardi (Inter) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.
Matteo Politano (Inter) dinks a cross into the box in an attempt to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to clear.
Matteo Politano (Inter) takes the corner, but the opposition's defence is ready and clears the ball to safety.
Ivan Perisic (Inter) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area, but it's cleared by an opposing player. The ball is out of play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Inter.
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The players are on the pitch and Genoa will have the kick-off.
Maurizio Mariani will referee today's match.
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