42′ Here is the enforced Torino substitution, with Verdi limping off the pitch and he has been replaced by Bonazzoli.
41′ Another injury concern now for Torino, with Verdi down with a knock and it doesn’t look like he is going to be able to continue, as Bonazzoli is getting ready on the sidelines.
39′ There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half now, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?
37′ Torino may have a problem as Bremer is down with an injury and the medical staff are on the pitch giving him some treatment, after he seems to land awkwardly after a battle for the ball with Lukaku. However, he should be fine to continue.
35′ D’Ambrosio is the first Inter player booked after he dives into the back of Linetty and clatters into his opponent, getting nowhere near the ball.
33′ We’re past the half an hour mark here at San Siro and it remains goalless between Inter and Torino, with the hosts enjoying more possession, but it is the visitors who have looked the more dangerous in attack on the break.
31′ The first yellow card of the game is shown to Verdi after his late sliding challenge on D’Ambrosio, catching the Inter defender late in th middle of the pitch.
30′ Blocked! The ball falls nicely to Sanchez on the edge of the penalty area and he turns and fires a low strike towards goal, but it is well blocked and the cleared by Torino.
29′ Torino won their last away league match against Genoa and could record two consecutive wins on the road in Serie A for the first time since November 2019; the last team under Giampaolo to have won two away Serie A matches in a row was Sampdoria in March 2019.
27′ It’s all Inter with the possession, as Torino sit deep inside their own half and soak up the pressure, with everyone back behind the ball defending.
25′ Sanchez hasn’t been able to get on the ball much so far today, he has been well marked by the Torino defence, who are doing a good job of keeping their opponents away from the final third.
23′ Ambitious effort! Zaza picks up the ball out wide and tries to find a team-mate in the middle of the box, but instead it flies towards goal and almost catches Handanovic off guard. However, the Inter keeper reads it well enough and manages to gather in the air.
21′ CHANCE! Zaza should fire Torino ahead! It’s a quick counter from the visitors and Ansaldi feeds Zaza through on goal and he only has Handanovic to beat in the Inter goal. The striker just manages to stay onside and he fires a powerful effort towards goal, but it’s too close to Handanovic and he makes an excellent save.
19′ The visitors look dangerous on the counter-attack, as they have already opened up Inter at the back a few minutes ago and after sitting so deep to defend, they could spring a surprise attack on their opponents.
17′ Inter have won their last two Serie A matches against Torino and they could record 3+ consecutive wins against their opponents in the competition for the first time since September 2008.
15′ SAVE! Lukaku is fed through on goal by Vidal and the striker only had Sirigu to beat in the Torino goal. However, his powerful strike is too close to the keeper and he remains on his feet and makes a strong stop at his near post. It wouldn’t have counted anyway, as the linesman had his flag up for offside.
13′ Save! Handanovic is forced into making a good stop to deny Ansaldi, who had time and space to drill an effort towards goal from the edge of the box and the Inter keeper had to get down quickly as he didn’t see it until late.
11′ Decent chance! Zaza tries an acrobatic volley following a cross into the box from the right, but he misses the ball and falls to the ground under pressure. However, he still manages to get a shot away, but it flies well wide.
9′ CHANCE! Torino with the best opportunity of the game! Zaza gets in-behind the Inter defence as a long diagonal ball comes over the top of the hosts back line from Ansaldi and Zaza meets it at the far post, firing the ball towards the bottom right-hand corner of the net. However, it flies just wide, striking the side netting.
8′ Lukaku holds up the ball well inside the box and waits for Hakimi to join him, laying it out wide for the wing-back, who delivers low cross into the box which is blocked and headed away. However, it then falls to Gagliardini on the edge of the penalty area, who fires an effort towards goal, but it flies wide.
7′ Inter are starting to enjoy the early possession here, keeping it well in midfield, but Torino are pressing them high up the pitch and aren’t making it easy for the hosts to venture into the final third.
5′ Wild effort! Verdi does well to get forward and stretch the Inter defence, he gets to the edge of the penalty area and unleashes a powerful strike at goal. However, it flies well wide.
3′ Free-kick to Inter in a decent position early on here, after Barella is fouled by Verdi and the hosts have a good opportunity to whip the ball into the penalty area. Sanchez delivers the set piece, but Torino just about clear the danger after a little scramble inside the box.
The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Marco Giampaolo is unable to be at the game today as he is self-isolating at home, along with four players who have been ruled out due to COVID-19. They have made three changes to their starting XI, with Vojvoda, Rodriguez and Lukic missing out, as Nkoulou, Singo and Ansaldi replace them.
Inter have made five changes to their starting line-up, with Skriniar, De Vrij, Darmian, Brozovic and Martinez all dropping out of the side and they have been replaced by D’Ambrosio, Ranocchia, Hakimi, Gagliardini and Lukaku.
TORINO SUBS: Simone Edera, Alessandro Buongiorno, Federico Bonazzoli, Armando Izzo, Vincenzo Millico, Jacopo Segre, Ricardo Rodriguez, Altin Kryeziu, Antonio Rosati, Simone Zaza, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Nicola Murru.
TORINO (3-5-2): Salvatore Sirigu; Bremer, Lyanco, Nicolas Nkoulou; Wilfried Singo, Soualiho Meite, Tomas Rincon, Karol Linetty, Cristian Ansaldi; Simone Verdi, Andrea Belotti.
INTER SUBS: Radja Nainggolan, Franco Vezzoni, Lorenzo Moretti, Milan Skriniar, Ionut Radu, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, David Wieser, Matteo Darmian, Christian Eriksen, Stefan De Vrij, Filip Stankovic.
INTER (3-4-1-2): Samir Handanovic; Danilo D’Ambrosio, Andrea Ranocchia, Alessandro Bastoni; Achraf Hakimi, Roberto Gagliardini, Arturo Vidal, Ashley Young; Nicolo Barella; Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez.
Meanwhile Torino are just outside the relegation places, sitting 17th after just one victory in their opening seven games, which came against Genoa at the start of November. They then followed this up with a goalless draw against fellow strugglers, Crotone.
Inter are winless in their last four games, having drawn three and lost one in all competitions, with their last Serie A game before the international break ending 2-2 with Parma. This has seen them drop down to eighth in the table, however, they are still only five points off Milan at the top.
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