Inter Milan’s 100% start to the Italian season ended in spectacular fashion as Fiorentina crushed them to move top of Serie A for the first time since 1999.

Fiorentina took the lead at the San Siro through Josip Ilicic’s fierce penalty after Inter keeper Samir Handanovic tripped away striker Nikola Kalinic.

Kalinic slid in after Handanovic could not tip over Ilicic’s shot, then converted Marcos Alonso’s low cross.

Inter centre-back Miranda saw red for cleaning out Kalinic, leaving the home side to play the final hour with 10 men.

Roberto Mancini’s men managed to reduce the deficit when skipper Mauro Icardi poked in his own rebound off the Fiorentina post, before former Blackburn striker Kalinic completed his hat-trick by calmly slotting in from close range.

Inter have not won the Scudetto since winning the Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia treble under Jose Mourinho in 2010.

But the Nerazzuri raised hopes of ending that barren run by winning their opening five league games.

Fiorentina began the match in third place after a fine start to the season under former QPR, Swansea and Leicester manager Paulo Sousa.

Sousa, who

arrived from Swiss side Basel

to replace Vincenzo Montella in the summer, has pledged to bring high-tempo football to a team which has finished fourth in each of the last three seasons.

And his philosophy of forcing the opposition into mistakes worked perfectly against Inter, who were torn apart by a series of defensive errors.

La Viola moved above their hosts on goal difference, with defending champions Juventus already 10 points behind after a sluggish start.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Inter Milan

  • 01 Handanovic Booked
  • 21 Santon
  • 25 Miranda Dismissed
  • 17 Medel Booked
  • 44 Perisic (Biabiany – 61′ )
  • 13 Guarín Booked (Brozovic – 77′ )
  • 83 Felipe Melo
  • 07 Kondogbia Booked (Ranocchia – 45′ )
  • 12 Telles
  • 08 Palacio
  • 09 Icardi

Substitutes

  • 05 Nunes Jesus
  • 11 Biabiany
  • 14 Montoya
  • 22 Ljajic
  • 23 Ranocchia
  • 27 Gnoukouri
  • 30 Carrizo
  • 55 Nagatomo
  • 77 Brozovic
  • 93 Dimarco
  • 97 Manaj

Fiorentina

  • 12 Tatarusanu
  • 32 Roncaglia (Junior – 75′ )
  • 02 Rodríguez
  • 13 Astori
  • 16 Blaszczykowski (Tomovic – 69′ )
  • 05 Badelj (Fernández – 82′ )
  • 08 Vecino
  • 28 Alonso Booked
  • 72 Ilicic
  • 20 Valero Iglesias
  • 09 Kalinic Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Junior
  • 04 Tomovic
  • 10 Bernardeschi
  • 11 Rebic
  • 14 Fernández
  • 18 Suárez
  • 21 Verdú
  • 22 Rossi
  • 24 Lezzerini
  • 30 Babacar
  • 33 Sepe
Ref: Antonio Damato


Match Stats

Possession

31




69

Shots

5




12

On target

2




8

Corners

2




3

Fouls

10




15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 4.

90:00 +1:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 4.

89:46 Booking

Booking Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:38

Foul by Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina).

89:38

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

87:23

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

84:39

Foul by Gilberto (Fiorentina).

84:39

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

83:21

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Andrea Ranocchia.

83:20

Attempt saved. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Matías Fernández replaces Milan Badelj.

80:22 Booking

Booking Gary Medel (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:18

Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:18

Foul by Gary Medel (Inter Milan).

78:31

Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

78:31

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

77:59

Dangerous play by Matias Vecino (Fiorentina).

77:59

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Marcelo Brozovic replaces Fredy Guarín.

75:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 4. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

74:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Gilberto replaces Facundo Roncaglia because of an injury.

73:33

Delay in match Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina) because of an injury.

71:33

Attempt saved. Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcos Alonso.

69:12

Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:12

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

68:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fiorentina. Nenad Tomovic replaces Jakub Blaszczykowski.

68:08 Booking

Booking Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

68:07

Hand ball by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Jonathan Biabiany replaces Ivan Perisic.

59:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 1, Fiorentina 3. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

59:46

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alex Telles with a cross following a set piece situation.

58:35

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

58:35

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:49

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

51:49

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

49:09

Attempt saved. Milan Badelj (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

46:00

Attempt blocked. Matias Vecino (Fiorentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

45:00

Second Half begins Inter Milan 0, Fiorentina 3.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Andrea Ranocchia replaces Geoffrey Kondogbia.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Inter Milan 0, Fiorentina 3.

43:52

Foul by Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina).

43:52

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

42:34 Booking

Booking Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:31

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:31

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

41:14

Attempt missed. Borja Valero (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jakub Blaszczykowski.

39:53 Booking

Booking Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:46

Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:46

Foul by Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan).

38:52

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

38:52

Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:48

Attempt missed. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

35:13

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Ciprian Tatarusanu.

32:44

Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:47 Dismissal

Dismissal Miranda (Inter Milan) is shown the red card.

30:41

Foul by Miranda (Inter Milan).

30:41

Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:44

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:44

Foul by Gonzalo Rodríguez (Fiorentina).

28:21

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

28:21

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:49

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

27:49

Foul by Matias Vecino (Fiorentina).

27:05

Offside, Inter Milan. Alex Telles tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

24:53

Attempt missed. Alex Telles (Inter Milan) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

23:54

Foul by Borja Valero (Fiorentina).

23:54

Davide Santon (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 0, Fiorentina 3. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcos Alonso with a cross.

20:31

Attempt missed. Matias Vecino (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josip Ilicic with a cross following a corner.

20:04

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Ivan Perisic.

18:49

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

18:49

Foul by Matias Vecino (Fiorentina).

17:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 0, Fiorentina 2. Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

17:32

Attempt saved. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Davide Astori.

16:21

Offside, Inter Milan. Fredy Guarín tries a through ball, but Miranda is caught offside.

15:43

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Davide Astori.

14:12

Foul by Felipe Melo (Inter Milan).

14:12

Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:56

Offside, Inter Milan. Geoffrey Kondogbia tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

8:19

Foul by Rodrigo Palacio (Inter Milan).

8:19

Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:01

Offside, Inter Milan. Gary Medel tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

7:24

Attempt saved. Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fredy Guarín with a cross.

5:36

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

5:36

Foul by Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina).

5:18

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

5:18

Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

3:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Inter Milan 0, Fiorentina 1. Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

2:20 Booking

Booking Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

1:55

Penalty conceded by Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.

1:55

Penalty Fiorentina. Nikola Kalinic draws a foul in the penalty area.

1:30

Offside, Fiorentina. Davide Astori tries a through ball, but Nikola Kalinic is caught offside.

1:00

Foul by Davide Santon (Inter Milan).

1:00

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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