Serie A highlights: Inter Milan, Fiorentina match ends in 0-0 stalemate

Inter Milan vs Fiorentina highlights: Catch the score, commentary, stats, goals and highlights from the Serie A match at the San Siro Stadium in Milan.

Inter Milan (left) will climb back to second with a win against Fiorentina tonight.   -  AP

Hello and welcome to highlights of the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Fiorentina at the San Siro Stadium in Milan.

 

The game ends in a 0-0 stalemate between Inter Milan and Fiorentina.

That's all we have for you today. Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye. CIAO!

REFEREE BLOWS THE WHISTLE AND THAT'S THAT!

90+5' SAVED! Martinez' header from six yards out isn't strong enough as he hits it directly to Fiorentina keeper Petra.

FIVE MINUTES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE SECOND HALF

88' PETRA SAVES AGAIN! Eriksen lobs the ball into the box from the free-kick on the left and Petra does well to parry it away.

85' Five minutes plsu stoppage time to go!

79' CHIESAAAAA, SAVED! Chiesa misses the tap in frm six yards out as Handanovic makes a brilliant save! The keepers have been the heroes tonight.

With this, we are done with all the changes for inter the night.

76' SUBSTITUTION FOR INTER: Brozovic-IN | Gagliardini-OUT

75' SUBSTITUTION FOR FIORENTINA: Chiesa-IN | Ribery-OUT

68' Still goalless at the San Siro. The frustration continues to build for the home side. Lautaro Martinez comes on for Sanchez, while Moses replaces Candreva.

58' SUBSTITUTION FOR FIORENTINA: LIROLA, GHEZZAL, KOUAME-IN | DALBERT, DUNCAN CUTRONE, OUT

57' SAVED!!! Castrovilli, receives a brilliant ball from Duncan inside the box. He drops his shoulder and shoots towards the bottom right corner. But the connection isn't clean and Handanovic does well with the save.

55' INTO THE WALL! Milenkovic heads the ball away in the wall as Eriksen fails to get the ball over.

55' FOUL! Barella is brought down right outside the box and Inter has a chance to score. Eriksen stands over it and looks like he will take the spot kick.

52' SAVED! Lukaku recieves the ball in the centre, turns and darts down the centre. He lays it up to Sanchez with a through ball, whose shot from the edge of the box is pouched by Petra.

51' GOOOALLLLL. SCRATCH THAT! Candreva is off-side. A delightful ball into the box from the right and Candreva beats Petra with a brilliant volley. But he was deemed off-side.

48' Dalbert and Barella collide into each other. The former receives a heavier blow but he is back on his feet.

The home team gets us underway!

SECOND HALF BEGINS!

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The players are back out and here we go! Final 45 minutes at the San Siro!

Will Inter, after creating all the pressure and chances in front of goal, break the deadlock first?

HALF-TIME!  A frustrating opening half comes to an end for the home team. Came close to scoring so many times but denied by Fiorentin goalkeeper Petra Terracciano.

Two minutes have been added to the first half.

43' YELLOW CARD! This time, Ribery is late on the sliding tackle on Barella and he is booked.

38' MISSSEDD! Ribery floats the ball to the far post, from the right flank, to captain Pezzella. He was unmarked and yet, he dragged the ball over.

37' FOUL! Barella is latee on the sliding tackle on Ribery and Fiorentina has a free-kick from a good position.

34' SAVEEDDD!! Petra denies Lukaku again. Candreva's cross from the right take a heavy deflection off a Fiorentina shirt. The high ball is then headed to Lukaku by Yong, who has a clear shot on goal near the right post. He wastes no time in taking the shot the Fiorentina keeper makes another brilliant save. Nothing comes off the corner.

30' Fiorentina is enjoying a decent spell of possession but neither teams unable to break the deadlock.

23' FORCED SUBSTITUTION FOR INTER: ANDREA RANOCCHIA- IN| DE VRIJ-OUT

21' It is absolutely pouring in Milan.

19' SAVED! Petra charges off his line to deny Lukaku a shot at goal. Eriksen threaded through to Lukaku, who was second best to the Fiorentina goalie.

18' LUKAKU OFF THE POST! Another chance for Inter as Lukaku gets on the end of a quick cross with the slightest of touches with his head, but failed to clear the frame of the goal.

17' BLOCKED!  Candreva with a stinging delivery into the box but Pezzella with a great defensive header to deny Inter a goal.

13' SAVED! Ribery, on the left of the box, drops his shoulder, cuts right and drives towards goal but Inter keeper Handanovic makes the save.

11' ANOTHER DOUBLE SAVE FROM PETRA! He first punches away and attempted cross from the right flank and the rebound falls kindly to Barella, who shoots on goal only to be denied by the Fiorentina keeper. Corner conceded by nothing comes off it.

6' BLAZED OVER! Lukaku, at the cusp of the box, goes for an ambitious volley but blazes over goal.

5' DOUBLE SAVE!!! Petra Terracciano denies Inter and Lukaku an early opener. Venuti almost puts the ball in his own while defending a free-kick. Petra does well to dive left and save it. The rebound deflects off another defender and he makes another save. Corner conceded but nothing comes off it.

Fiorentina gets us underway!

KICK-OFF! FIRST HALF BEGINS

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The players have taken their positions. Let's get going!!

First, Fiorentina makes it way out. Followed by Inter, the home team.

We are just five minutes away from kick-off.

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LIVE UPDATES

-> A win today will take Antonio Conte's Inter Milan back to second place, a point ahead of free-scoring Atalanta.

-> A win today will take Fiorentina at least 10th, ahead of Bologna. Depending on the goal difference, it could also replace Verona at 9th.

-> No Lautaro Martinez in the starting XI as Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez start for Inter.

-> For Fiorentina, Federico Chiesa and Erick Pulgar start on the bench. As expected, Patrick Cutrone starts.

-> At home this season, Inter has played 17 games, won 10, drawn 5 and lost 2.

-> Fiorentina on the road this season has played 16. Won 6, drawn 4 and lost 6.

STARTING XIs are out:

Inter Milan: Samir Handanovic, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Stefan de Vrij, Diego Godin, Antonio Candreva, Nicolo Barella, Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen, Romelu Lukaku, Roberto Gagliardini, Alexis Sachez

Fiorentina: Petra Terracciano, German Pezzella, Martin Caceres,  Nikola Milenkovic, Lorenzo Venuti, Milan Badelj, Gaetano Castrovilli, Dalbert, Duncan, Franck Ribery, Patrick Cutrone

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CURRENT POSITION IN TABLE:

INTER: 3rd: (P-34 | W-21 |D-9 |L-4 | POINTS-72 )

FIORENTINA: 12th (P-34 | W-10 |D-12 |L-12 | POINTS-42 )

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RECENT SERIE A FORM:

Inter Milan Serie A form: W,L,D,W,W,D

Fiorentina Serie A form: L,W,D,D,W,W

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MATCH PREVIEW:

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte believes that Serie A is becoming more competitive -- even though Juventus is poised to win it for the ninth season in a row.

"Without a doubt, Serie A has become a more competitive league: one need only look at the numbers of the other teams," Conte told reporters. "It'll keep getting tougher, and the level of competition has really stepped up."

"Juventus are still the best, and if you want to improve, you have to look at the best. Inter are trying to improve, our target is to be in the Champions League every year and become more competitive so we can try to win the Serie A title."

Conte also said that second-placed Inter, already guaranteed a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League, had progressed this season, its first under his leadership, despite faltering in crucial matches.

He remembered that in the last two seasons, Inter had only qualified for the Champions League in its final match.

"One of the key things to point out is that we've been in the top four from start to finish. It's where a club like Inter belongs," he said.

"It's great that we've achieved this because it was one of the club's main requests: to improve our results in comparison to previous seasons and to steady the ship so that things aren't so hectic at the end of the season."

Inter, which host Fiorentina on Wednesday, is eight point behind Juventus with four matches left to play but Conte said he would rest some players, suggesting he had lost hope of catching the Turin side.

PREDICTED XI

Inter Milan: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Candreva, Brozovic, Gagliadini, Young; Eriksen; Sanchez, Lukaku

Fiorentina: Terraciano; Milenkovic, Pezella, Caceres; Chiesa, Ghezzal, Pulgar, Castrovilli; Lirola; Ribery, Cutrone

Where can you watch the game live in India?

Serie A 2019-20 Inter Milan vs Fiorentina live streaming will be available on Sony LIV in India for premium users. It will also be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network.