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Inter Milan 2-1 Sampdoria: Romelu Lukaku scores as Serie A returns

Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku celebrated his goal by taking a knee while raising his right fist in the air to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement

Romelu Lukaku scored his 18th league goal of the season as Inter Milan marked their return to Serie A action with a 2-1 win against Sampdoria.

Former Manchester United striker Lukaku struck from 10 yards and celebrated by taking a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lautaro Martinez made it 2-0 from Lukaku's cross but Morten Thorsby pulled one back from close range.

The win means Inter are third with 57 points, six behind leaders Juventus.

Serie A returned this week after being suspended since 9 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Handanovic
  • 37Skriniar
  • 6de Vrij
  • 95Bastoni
  • 87CandrevaSubstituted forMosesat 73'minutes
  • 23Barella
  • 5GagliardiniBooked at 90mins
  • 15YoungSubstituted forBiraghiat 73'minutes
  • 24EriksenSubstituted forValeroat 78'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10MartínezBooked at 48minsSubstituted forSánchezat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Godín
  • 7Sánchez
  • 11Moses
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 18Asamoah
  • 20Valero
  • 30Esposito
  • 31Pirola
  • 32Agoume
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 34Biraghi
  • 46Berni

Sampdoria

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Audero
  • 24Bereszynski
  • 34Yoshida
  • 15Colley
  • 18ThorsbyBooked at 64mins
  • 7LinettySubstituted forVieiraat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 91BertolacciBooked at 22minsSubstituted forAskildsenat 82'minutes
  • 14JanktoSubstituted forLérisat 69'minutes
  • 29Murru
  • 11RamírezSubstituted forDepaoliat 69'minutes
  • 17La GuminaSubstituted forBonazzoliat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Augello
  • 4Vieira
  • 5Chabot
  • 6Ekdal
  • 9Bonazzoli
  • 12Depaoli
  • 16Askildsen
  • 21Tonelli
  • 23Gabbiadini
  • 26Léris
  • 30Falcone
  • 33Rocha Lima
Referee:
Maurizio Mariani

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamSampdoria
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away21

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 2, Sampdoria 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 2, Sampdoria 1.

  3. Post update

    Alexis Sánchez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kristoffer Askildsen (Sampdoria).

  5. Booking

    Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Nicolò Barella (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mehdi Léris (Sampdoria).

  11. Booking

    Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  13. Post update

    Roberto Gagliardini (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Victor Moses (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mehdi Léris (Sampdoria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  17. Booking

    Borja Valero (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Borja Valero (Inter Milan).

  19. Post update

    Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Borja Valero (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 23rd February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus25193348242460
2Lazio25185258233559
3Inter Milan24166249222754
4Atalanta24136563323145
5Roma25126747321542
6Napoli2510693935436
7AC Milan2510692732-536
8Hellas Verona249872824435
9Parma2410593230235
10Bologna259793840-234
11Cagliari248883836232
12Sassuolo2485113839-129
13Fiorentina2578103236-429
14Torino2483132743-1627
15Udinese2576122137-1627
16Lecce2567123249-1725
17Sampdoria2465132643-1723
18Genoa2557132946-1722
19Brescia2544172246-2416
20SPAL2543181944-2515
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