Italian Serie A
Inter MilanInter Milan1CagliariCagliari0

Inter Milan 1-0 Cagliari: Matteo Darmian goal sends Inter 11 points clear

Matteo Darmian scores
Darmian netted his third Inter Milan goal

Matteo Darmian was the unlikely hero as Inter Milan beat Cagliari to extend their Serie A lead to 11 points.

The former Manchester United full-back tapped home Achraf Hakimi's cross with 14 minutes remaining to seal an 11th successive victory.

Strugglers Cagliari had frustrated Inter who saw defender Stefan de Vrij head against the bar after 68 minutes.

Antonio Conte's side now require 16 points from eight games to win their first league title since 2009-10.

AC Milan are second, with Juventus - who have won the past nine titles - one point behind them after a 3-1 win over Genoa.

Dejan Kulusevski gave Andrea Pirlo's side the lead with a clever finish and Alvaro Morata made it 2-0 after Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post.

Gianluca Scamacca headed in for Genoa but Weston McKennie slotted home to make the game safe.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Handanovic
  • 37Skriniar
  • 6de Vrij
  • 95Bastoni
  • 36DarmianSubstituted forD'Ambrosioat 84'minutes
  • 24EriksenSubstituted forGagliardiniat 81'minutes
  • 77BrozovicBooked at 52mins
  • 12SensiSubstituted forVecinoat 81'minutes
  • 15YoungSubstituted forHakimiat 69'minutes
  • 9Lukaku
  • 7SánchezSubstituted forMartínezat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hakimi
  • 5Gagliardini
  • 8Vecino
  • 10Martínez
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 14Perisic
  • 27Padelli
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 97Radu
  • 99Pinamonti

Cagliari

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Vicario
  • 24RuganiSubstituted forSimeoneat 84'minutes
  • 2Godín
  • 44Carboni
  • 25ZappaSubstituted forCerriat 90'minutes
  • 8Marin
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 90mins
  • 32DuncanSubstituted forAsamoahat 72'minutes
  • 18Nández
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 30PavolettiSubstituted forPereiroat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Aresti
  • 3Tripaldelli
  • 9Simeone
  • 15Klavan
  • 16Calabresi
  • 19Asamoah
  • 20Pereiro
  • 22Lykogiannis
  • 27Cerri
  • 34Ciocci
  • 40Walukiewicz
Referee:
Luca Pairetto

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamCagliari
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Cagliari 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Cagliari 0.

  3. Booking

    Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari).

  6. Post update

    Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Diego Godín (Cagliari).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Gastón Pereiro replaces Leonardo Pavoletti.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Alberto Cerri replaces Gabriele Zappa.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Razvan Marin.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. João Pedro (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gabriele Zappa with a cross.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Cagliari. Giovanni Simeone replaces Daniele Rugani.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Danilo D'Ambrosio replaces Matteo Darmian.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matteo Darmian (Inter Milan).

  18. Post update

    Razvan Marin (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Matías Vecino replaces Stefano Sensi.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Roberto Gagliardini replaces Christian Eriksen.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 11th April 2021

  • Inter MilanInter Milan1CagliariCagliari0
  • JuventusJuventus3GenoaGenoa1
  • SampdoriaSampdoria0NapoliNapoli2
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona0LazioLazio1
  • RomaRoma1BolognaBologna0
  • FiorentinaFiorentina2AtalantaAtalanta3

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan30235269274274
2AC Milan30196557352263
3Juventus30188461273462
4Atalanta30187571383361
5Napoli30192965343159
6Lazio2917484638855
7Roma30166854441054
8Hellas Verona30118113835341
9Sassuolo29101094848040
10Sampdoria30106143945-636
11Bologna3097143946-734
12Udinese3089133240-833
13Genoa30711123244-1232
14Spezia3088144055-1532
15Benevento2979133054-2430
16Fiorentina3079143849-1130
17Torino29512124252-1027
18Cagliari3057183151-2022
19Parma30311162959-3020
20Crotone3043233777-4015
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