Saints lose out at San Siro

San Siro | Thu 20 Oct 6.00PM
Match Report Highlights

INT v Saints Match Centre

INT v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Candreva fires Inter in front after 67 minutes
  • Inter down to ten men, as Brozović sent off
  • Sofiane Boufal on for his Saints debut
  • Shane Long forced off injured in second half

Full-Time: Internazionale 1-0 Saints

Southampton fall to their first defeat in Group K, despite dominating proceedings at the San Siro.

19.54
+5’

Agonising!

The ball skips up for James Ward-Prowse on the edge of the box, but he sees his volley go inches wide of the post. 

89’

How did that stay out?

First Steven Davis sees his header cleared off the line, before Charlie Austin is denied by a stunning reaction save by Samir Handanovic. Come on Saints! 😇

85’

Internazionale substitution: Ivan Perisic replaces Éder Citadin Martins

85’

Yellow for Højbjerg

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg goes into the book after a late challenge on Éder in midfield.

81’

Van Dijk nearly brings Saints level

Virgil van Dijk gets onto the end of a superb James Ward-Prowse free-kick, but his first-time strike is superbly saved by Samir Handanovič.

80’

Internazionale substitution: Cristian Ansaldi replaces Antonio Candreva

Inter's goalscorer is replaced for the final ten minutes.

77’

Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces Jay Rodriguez

Saints make their final change of the evening.

77’

Red Card for Marcelo Brozovic (Internazionale)

Inter are down to ten men, as Brozović gets a second yellow for a late tackle on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

73’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Dušan Tadić

Boufal is on for his Saints debut! Can he make the difference?

Can Austin fire Saints level?

Southampton will be hoping Charlie Austin can add to his impressive goal tally this season in the closing stages at the San Siro.

Candreva fires Inter in front

Antonio Candreva lashes the ball into the roof of the net from Davide Santon's low cross.

67’

Goal

Antonio Candreva (67’) | Internazionale 1 0 Southampton

59’

Yellow Card for Marcelo Brozovic (Internazionale)

Brozović goes into the book for a late tackle on Charlie Austin.

58’

Tadić effort denied

Dušan Tadić sends in a low shot from 20 yards, but Inter keeper Samir Handanovič gets down to save.

55’

Austin just off target

Charlie Austin sends in a snap-shot from the edge of the area, after being found by Jay Rodriguez, but his first-time effort flashes just wide.

53’

Icardi wastes a good chance

Inter work the ball nicely on the edge of Saints' area, eventually finding Mauro Icardi in space just inside the box, but he blazes over with his left foot.

51’

Rodriguez header ruled out!

Saints have the ball in the net at last, but Jay Rodriguez is judged to have committed a foul while leaping to head in a corner.

51’

Rodriguez denied

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg slides in a brilliant pass to pick out Jay Rodriguez, but he's denied by a superb last-ditch tackle from Miranda.

48’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long

Long picks up what looks to be a hamstring injury and is replaced by Saints' top scorer, Austin.

46’

Back under way at San Siro

Inter get us under way again. Can Saints find a winner in this second half?

Strong first half from Saints

Check out some of the best images from the opening 45 minutes at the San Siro.

HALF TIME: Inter 0-0 Southampton

Saints have been well on top, but they've yet to find the breakthrough at the San Siro.

40’

Inter on the front foot

Inter get a rare sight of goal, as Éder shoots from just outside the area, but his effort is just wide of the post.

38’

So close again!

Cuco Martina's cross from the right is flicked on by Shane Long, and whistles just wide of the far post, with Jay Rodriguez unable to slide in and meet it in time.

Ward-Prowse in the thick of the action

James Ward-Prowse has been lively for Saints in midfield, coming within inches of opening the scoring in the first half.

31’

Martina off target

Dušan Tadić slips a pass into Cuco Martina just inside the right edge of the area, but his short curves away from the far post and goes wide.

29’

Ward-Prowse inches away

Cuco Martina picks out James Ward-Prowse on the edge of the area, but his first-time strike fizzes inches over.

28’

So close for Saints!

Sam McQueen's cross from the left picks out a sliding Jay Rodriguez at the back post, but his effort is cleared off the line.

Pierre battles for the ball

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has been getting stuck in already in midfield tonight.

17’

Saints fans in great voice

The Inter fans may not have turned out in force, but the noise levels from the Southampton supporters is more than making up for it here. Incredible backing! 👏

8’

Opportunity for Rodriguez

Jay Rodriguez gets onto a ball over the top, but as he cuts onto his right foot in the area he is dispossessed by Miranda.

3’

Nervy moment for Saints

A weak back-pass from Cuco Martina nearly gifts Mauro Icardi a goal, but Fraser Forster is able to scramble the ball behind for a corner.

0’

Saints get the game under way

We're off! Saints get us started at the San Siro.

Teams are out!

The teams have emerged onto the San Siro pitch. Kick-off is just a few moments away. Stay with us for live updates!

18.57

Saints fans in their thousands

It's an incredible show of support, with nearly 7,000 Southampton fans in the San Siro.

18.56

it's fantastic support from our fans. it will be a pleasure to take points and play a good game for all of our fans.

claude puel
southampton manager
18.43

Saints fans arrive at the San Siro

Southampton's supporters head into the San Siro ahead of kick-off against Inter.

18.27

Saints check out the pitch

Southampton's players take in their surroundings at the San Siro.

18.22

All smiles from Sam

After making his Premier League debut on Sunday, Sam McQueen makes his Europa League bow tonight in the San Siro.

18.13

Inter's line-up confirmed

Starting XI: Handanovič, Icardi (c), Medel, Santon, Éder, Murillo, Miranda, Gnoukouri, Nagatomo, Brozović, Candreva.

Substitutes: Carrizo (GK), Palacio, Ansaldi, Banega, D'Ambrosio, Perišić, Yao.

18.06

Southampton's team confirmed!

Starting XI: Forster, Martina, van Dijk, Yoshida, McQueen, Romeu, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Long, Rodriguez.

Substitutes: McCarthy, Fonte, Stephens, Clasie, Davis, Boufal, Austin.

18.00

Inside the dressing room

We're moments away from revealing tonight's team. Why not take a look inside the dressing room before we do?

17.59

We need to turn it around, because time is something you never have a lot of in football.

Frank de boer
inter manager
17.38

Getting closer to kick-off

Not long now until Saints' clash with Inter at the San Siro gets under way.

17.28

i expect an open game, because both teams like to play good football, win matches and dominate possession.

dušan tadić
Saints playmaker
17.01

Saints fans descend on Milan

Thousands of Saints fans have been enjoying the day in Milan, and our cameras have been keeping up with them.

16.53

The scene is set!

The San Siro is looking majestic ahead of tonight's game.

16.44

Checking out Milan

The players took a look around Milan earlier, as they prepared for tonight's game against Internazionale.

16.43

It's a good thing, I think, to see Sofiane Boufal for this game, I think on the bench, and we will see if he can enter the game.

Claude Puel
Saints Manager on Boufal's availability
16.30

Southampton are heading to the San Siro tonight to take on Italian giant Internazionale in the UEFA Europa League.


It's a huge game, and we'll have all the build-up, team news and live match updates.

16.08

INT v Saints Line Ups

Internazionale

1
Samir Handanovic (GK)
24
Jeison Murillo
25
Miranda
21
Davide Santon
55
Yuto Nagatomo
Danilo D'Ambrosio (91′)
77
Marcelo Brozovic
27
Assane Demoya Gnoukouri
17
Gary Medel
9
Mauro Icardi (C)
23
Éder
Ivan Perisic (86′)
87
Antonio Candreva
Cristian Ansaldi (81′)
94
Guy Yao
8
Rodrigo Palacio
33
Danilo D'Ambrosio
30
Juan Pablo Carrizo
44
Ivan Perisic
19
Éver Banega
15
Cristian Ansaldi

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
38
Sam McQueen
15
Cuco Martina
3
Maya Yoshida
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
9
Jay Rodriguez
Steven Davis (78′)
14
Oriol Romeu
7
Shane Long
Charlie Austin (48′)
11
Dusan Tadic
Sofiane Boufal (73′)
19
Sofiane Boufal
8
Steven Davis
6
José Fonte
13
Alex McCarthy
10
Charlie Austin
4
Jordy Clasie
24
Jack Stephens

INT v Saints Match Stats

Internazionale

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    45
    55
  • Shots
    8
    13
  • Shots on target
    1
    4
  • Corners
    6
    7
  • Passes Complete
    334
    434

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
2
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Chances Created
2
Cuco Martina
Cuco Martina
Passes Completed
69
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Tackles
3
Cuco Martina
Cuco Martina
Clearances
8
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida