Italian Serie A
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Inter Milan 1-0 Genoa

Genoa's defender Nicolas Burdisso (right) fights for the ball with Inter Milan's forward Rodrigo Palacio
Inter Milan have not won Serie A since 2009-10

Adem Ljajic's free-kick was enough to see Inter Milan beat Genoa and move above Napoli at the top of Serie A.

The Serbian's in-swinging cross from the left-hand side of the box evaded everyone and went straight in.

Inter finished the game with 10 men after defender Danilo D'Ambrosio was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Napoli will return to the top if they win at Bologna on Sunday. Earlier, Roma lost ground in the title race when Torino snatched a 1-1 draw.

Miralem Pjanic looked to have won the match for Roma when an error from Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli allowed his free-kick to sneak in seven minutes from time.

However, Maxi Lopez converted a penalty deep in stoppage time after Kostas Manolas was adjudged to have tripped Andrea Belotti in the area.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'AmbrosioBooked at 86mins
  • 25Miranda
  • 24Murillo
  • 12TellesBooked at 82mins
  • 11Biabiany
  • 17Medel
  • 83MeloSubstituted forBrozovicat 45'minutes
  • 22Ljajic
  • 8PalacioSubstituted forGuarínat 90'minutes
  • 10JoveticSubstituted forPerisicat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nunes Jesus
  • 6Pires Ribeiro
  • 9Icardi
  • 13Guarín
  • 14Montoya
  • 23Ranocchia
  • 27Gnoukouri
  • 30Carrizo
  • 44Perisic
  • 46Berni
  • 77Brozovic
  • 97Manaj

Genoa

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Perin
  • 5IzzoSubstituted forCissokhoat 81'minutes
  • 8Burdisso
  • 3AnsaldiBooked at 89mins
  • 11FigueirasSubstituted forPandevat 75'minutes
  • 88Rincón
  • 20Facundo CostaBooked at 29mins
  • 93Laxalt
  • 22LazovicSubstituted forCapelat 60'minutes
  • 13Gakpe
  • 10PerottiBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4De Maio
  • 16Capel
  • 18Ntcham
  • 21Pandev
  • 23Lamanna
  • 27Ujkani
  • 38Ricozzi
  • 54Aníbal Embaló
  • 90Cissokho
  • 97Ghiglione
Referee:
Piero Giacomelli
Attendance:
39,485

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamGenoa
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Genoa 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Genoa 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tino Costa (Genoa).

  5. Booking

    Diego Perotti (Genoa) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Diego Perotti (Genoa) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Fredy Guarín replaces Rodrigo Palacio.

  8. Booking

    Cristian Ansaldi (Genoa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Ansaldi (Genoa).

  11. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan) for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

  13. Post update

    Diego Perotti (Genoa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Cristian Ansaldi.

  15. Booking

    Alex Telles (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alex Telles (Inter Milan).

  17. Post update

    Diego Capel (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Adem Ljajic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tomás Rincón (Genoa).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Genoa. Issa Cissokho replaces Armando Izzo.