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Internazionale - Spezia
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FULL TIME - Inter seal a 2-0 win here at the San Siro to move up to 2nd - leapfrogging arch rivals Milan in the process.
Arturo Vidal hits a shot from the right edge of the box that is saved.
Three additional minutes.
Inter heading for three consecutive Serie A wins for the first time under Simone Inzaghi.
Double change for Inter - Brozovic off for Vecino, and Gagliardini off for Arturo Vidal.
Dzeko hits one wide from just outside the 18-yard box.
Inter regrouping a little bit in these closing minutes, giving Spezia some rare time on the ball. A ball is delivered into the Inter box, but Gyasi's header is once again collected comfortably by Handanovic.
Spezia have a rare effort on goal, with Manaj hitting one from distance but it is gathered by Handanovic.
The corner is delivered short to Dimarco, who tries to curl one into the far corner from distance - not far away! Whether it was a cross or a shot, we'll never know.
Dumfries makes a nice run down the right hand side once again, but he is stopped in his tracks and Inter have a corner.
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DOUBLE CHANGE FOR INTER: Dzeko on for Martinez, Sanchez on for Correa.
CHANCE! An Inter corner is delivered into the box that finds the head of Ivan Perisic, but the Croatian's header goes over the bar.
Spezia also shuffle the pack as Bourabia, Verde and and Maggiore come on.
- OffHakan ÇalhanogluInternazionale
- OnStefano SensiInternazionale
A direct free kick for Inter results in Calhanoglu smashing the ball into the Spezia wall. That is the Turk's last action of the game as he is replaced by Stefano Sensi.
Inter really causing Spezia serious issues! After constant pressure in the last few minutes from the hosts, the ball falls to goalscorer Gagliardini, who hits one over the bar.
- Goal by penaltyLautaro MartínezInternazionale
GOALLLL! Lautaro Martinez coolly dispatches the penalty to the goalkeeper's right and Inter double their advantage!
- Yellow cardJakub KiwiorSpezia
The Pole is booked for giving away the spot kick.
PENALTY FOR INTER!
The referee penalises Kiwior as a Martinez shot cannons off his arm!
CHANCE! Inter knocking on the door!
Hakan Calhanoglu smacks one from distance with power following an Inter corner, but it ends up straight at the Spezia goalkeeper, who tips it away. The Turkey international can certainly hit them!
BIG CHANCE! Joaquin Correa smashes the ball against the underside of the bar from the edge of the box! He hit that true, the Inter forward but was very unlucky!
Lautaro Martinez with a long-range effort, but it comfortably held by Provedel.
A nice stat, this.
- 2nd Half
Second Half underway!
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Inter celebrate their opener. What a goal it was too!
HALF TIME - The referee calls time on the end of the first period. Inter go into the break one goal to the good. 1-0.
CHANCE! Spezia have their first clear cut chance of the game - a corner is met well by Kelvin Amian, who forces a good save out of Handanovic. Inter then break at the other end, with Martinez one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but the Argentine's shot is straight at Provedel.
YELLOW CARD - Lautaro Martinez catches Martin Erlic off the ball, with the defender dropping to the ground in pain. The Spezia team alert the referee, who stops play. Handbags between the sides threatens to boil over, with the Argentine booked for clashing with the Croatian once again in the brawl.
CHANCE! It falls to Correa once again in the box but the forward's shot is blocked by the Spezia back line for a corner. Jakub Kiwior gets the final touch.
- GoalRoberto GagliardiniInternazionale
GOALLLLL!!! Inter take the lead!
Beautiful one-touch build up play in the lead up here. Dimarco, Calhanoglu and Martinez all involved, with the latter threading through Gagliardini in the box with a simple through ball. The midfielder slots home to grab his first goal of the season.
A deft backheel from Dimarco puts in Perisic on the left who drills a low cross into the box, but nobody is there to connect! Great stuff from the Italian defender there.
- Yellow cardRey ManajSpezia
Manaj booked for Spezia.
CHANCE! Dumfries cuts in from the right and lets fly with his left foot from outside the box, but Provedel tips it away for Spezia. That one looked on target from the Dutchman.
Just a bit more attacking urgency from Internazionale in the last few minutes of this one.
Lautaro Martinez fires a shot wide of the near post.
The resulting play sees the ball drop to the feet of Joaquin Correa just inside the 18-yard box, but the Argentine once again fluffs his lines at the key moment.
Still 0-0 here at the San Siro. Corner to Inter,
Spezia counter and the ball finds its way to Sala, who lets fly from distance but the shot is tame and in the end is comfortable for Handanovic in the Inter goal.
The home side then sense an opportunity of stretching the play, putting in consecutive balls into the box, but it all comes to nothing.
Kovalenko puts through Salcedo outside the box, but the forward's shot is comfortably blocked by the Inter defence.
All Inter in terms of possession but a significant lack of clear cut opportunities for Inzaghi's side.
Perisic's ball into the box for Inter is put out for a corner by Reca. The resulting ball in is cleared by Spezia.
CHANCE! Martinez provides a lovely through pass to Correa, but the forward's shot is well wide of the far post. A cleaner connection could've caused some problems there.
Spezia seem quite happy to sit in their shape behind the ball in their 5-3-2 formation.
The corner kick comes to nothing for the Nerazzurri. However, after a foul by the away side, Inter now have a free kick from 35-40 yards out.
It is played short by Federico Dimarco and Inter retain possession.
Corner for Inter. Calhanoglu feeds through the ball to Martinez on the left, but the Argentine's shot is blocked.
KICK OFF - We're underway here at San Siro!
The players are ready to take to the San Siro pitch!
Kick off is fast approaching! This is your five minute warning!
Simone Inzaghi's Inter Milan side currently top the Serie A form table and have scored 34 goals already this campaign - which ranks among the highest in European club football.
It could be a tall order for Thiago Motta's Spezia side this evening - the Aquilotti have lost two of their last three league games, and also their last four away from home.
Kick Off at San Siro is just over half an hour away! Can the Nerazzurri get their ninth win in ten Serie A games?
The lineups are IN!
Inter: Handanovic, D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Dimarco, Dumfries, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Martinez, Correa /// Spezia: Provedel, Amian, Erlic, Hrstov, Kiwior, Reca, Kovalenko, Sala, Gyasi, Salcedo, Manaj.
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of this evening's clash in Serie A between Inter Milan and Spezia Calcio at San Siro.
I'm Ethan Van Ristell and I'll be providing you with live updates of this fixture.