Saints record famous win over Inter

St Mary's Stadium | Thu 03 Nov 8.05PM
Match Report Highlights

Saints v INT Match Centre

Saints v INT As It Happened

mOMENTS THAT MATTERED

  • Saints win for a second time in Group K
  • One strike from Virgil van Dijk and an own goal from Yuto Nagatomo seal the win
  • Inter led against the run of play through Icardi
  • Dušan Tadić had penalty saved with last kick of the first half

Full-Time: Saints 2-1 Internazionale

Southampton secure a vital win in Group K after a spirited second-half that saw Virgil van Dijk equalise, before a Yuto Nagatomo own goal won it. Get in, there! 😇

22.02

What an atmosphere!

Saints fans have been fantastic tonight and as we edge towards full-time, the noise level goes up again.

90’

Yellow Card for João Miranda De Souza Filho (Internazionale)

90’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

90’

Looking for a third

Nathan Redmond finds the clever run of Charlie Austin who is in, but he's adjudged to be offside.

88’

Internazionale substitution: Jonathan Biabiany replaces Antonio Candreva

Could that be the winner?

Inter keeper Samir Handanovič can only watch as Yuto Nagatomo diverts the ball into his own net from Dušan Tadić's dangerous cross for 2-1.

83’

Redmond unlucky

Nathan Redmond bursts forward from inside his own half down the left, before drifting inside and looking to shape the ball into the far corner.

81’

Internazionale substitution: Felipe Melo replaces Assane Demoya Gnoukouri

79’

Forster makes a smart save

Mauro Icardi forces Fraser Forster into action with a low drive from the edge of the box, but the Saints keeper does well to push it away.

We've got van Dijk, Virgil van Dijk! 👏

Tonight's skipper celebrates his equaliser against Internazionale before Yuto Nagatomo's own goal completed the turnaround. 

76’

Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces Dušan Tadić


74’

Close again!

Dušan Tadić plays a short corner with James Ward-Prowse before delivering a cross that Nathan Redmond flicks wide with his head.

73’

Internazionale substitution: Éder Citadin Martins replaces Gary Medel

69’

Saints lead

Dušan Tadić's cross is turned in by Yuto Nagatomo with Charlie Austin waiting at the back post. What a turnaround. 

68’

OWN GOAL!

Yuto Nagatomo (68’) | Southampton 2 1 Internazionale

GOALSCORER 17 Virgil Van Dijk

GET IN!

Virgil van Dijk is denied by Samir Handanovič from Dušan Tadić's first corner, but from the second Oriol Romeu's lob comes back off the bar and he finishes.

63’

GOOOAL!!!

Virgil Van Dijk (63’) | Southampton 1 1 Internazionale

59’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Jay Rodriguez

Claude Puel makes his first change of the night as Charlie Austin is introduced to the action.

52’

Yellow Card for Gary Medel (Internazionale)

Gary Medel goes into the book for a foul on Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Tonight's attendance is 30,389 (805 away) 👏

Thank you, as ever, for your fantastic support at St Mary's.

50’

Pressure cranking up

James Ward-Prowse forces Samir Handanovič to push away his ferocious drive, and Jay Rodriguez comes close to getting his head on it.

48’

Højbjerg hits one over

After James Ward-Prowse effort was saved by Handanovič, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg can't keep his drive down. Good start.

45’

We're back underway

Big half needed. Come on, Saints! 😇

Half-Time: Saints 0-1 Internazionale

Late drama in the first-half as Dušan Tadić sees his penalty kick saved by Samir Handanovič, after Mauro Icardi had given Inter the lead.

HT

Handanovič saves

After a lengthy delay due to that commotion in the box, Dušan Tadić sees his spot kick saved by Samir Handanovič. 

+2’

Yellow Card for Antonio Candreva (Internazionale)

Antonio Candreva booked for what looked to be an elbow to the face of Sam McQueen.

+1’

Penalty to Saints!

Handball in the box from Ivan Perisić and it's a penalty late in the first-half for Southampton. Tadić set to take it...

40’

Romeu response

Nathan Redmond's cross is punched away by Handanovič, before Oriol Romeu sees his low drive deflect out off Gary Medel for a corner.

Icardi makes the breakthrough

Mauro Icardi bundles home at the back post after Ivan Perisić had seen his shot blocked on the line by Cuco Martina. 

32’

Goal

Mauro Icardi (32’) | Southampton 0 1 Internazionale

26’

Romeu fires wide

Dušan Tadić sets the ball back for Oriol Romeu on the edge of the box, but the Spaniard scuffs his first time shot and it goes wide for a goal kick.

van Dijk appeals

Virgil van Dijk appeals to referee Pawel Gil that he is being held as the ball goes into the Internazionale box. 

Rodriguez heads wide

Jay Rodriguez climbs above Danilo D'Ambrosio early on but sees his header go narrowly wide. It's been a bright start from Saints but it remains goalless. 

14’

Redmond off-target

Good build-up play again from Saints, and Nathan Redmond goes close after clever work from Dušan Tadić to tee him up.

10’

Rodriguez involved again

James Ward-Prowse picks out Jay Rodriguez with a sweeping ball, and the striker cuts inside on to his right-foot before seeing his arching effort go just over.

4’

Banega's run halted

Éver Banega looks to prise an early opening for the visitors but Maya Yoshida stops his run in the box.

1’

Rodriguez goes close

The striker heads wide at the far post from a deep cross on the right.

0’

Kick-off

We're under way at St Mary's, with Saints attacking the Northam stand for the first half.

Warm-ups underway! 💪

Saints get ready to take on Internazionale in the UEFA Europa League under the lights.

19.47

Former Saint on a special night

We caught up with former Saints striker Kevin Davies ahead of kick-off in the build-up to tonight's clash with Internazionale. 

19.36

Half an hour to go!

Saints fans begin to filter into St Mary's stadium ahead of tonight's sold out Europa League clash against Internazionale. Come on, Saints! 😇

19.33

Internazionale team announced

Starting XI: Handanovič, Nagatomo, Miranda, Ranocchia, D'Ambrosio, Perisić, Candreva, Medel, Banega, Gnoukouri, Icardi.

Substitutes: Carrizo, Melo, Ansaldi, Éder, Murillo, Santon, Biabiany.

19.06

Southampton team confirmed

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

Substitutes: Lewis, Clasie, Fonte, Davis, Bertrand, Austin, Boufal.

19.01

😍

The scene is set for UEFA Europa League action under the lights at St Mary's. 

18.51

Pick up your Inter edition of SAINTS

Virgil van Dijk features in our latest UEFA Europa League edition of SAINTS. If you're not at the game, you can order a copy at saintsmagazines.co.uk!

18.30

Opposition View: Internazionale

Read the thoughts of interim Internazionale boss ahead of tonight's clash at St Mary's.

18.18

Ward-Prowse: Let's make home advantage count

Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse is hoping a sold out St Mary's can help the side tonight. Read his thoughts here.

17.52

i know the players and they are all international class so there will be no big surprises for our opponents.

stefano vecchi
internazionale manager
17.38

Puel previews Inter

Get the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel ahead of tonight's Europa League clash at St Mary's.

17.36

They're here!

Watch as the Southampton squad arrive at St Mary's for tonight's UEFA Europa League clash against Internazionale.

17.30

Saints arrive at St Mary's

All smiles as the players arrive ahead of tonight's Group K clash with Internazionale in the UEFA Europa League.

17.17

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CLUB, FOR THE FANS AND FOR THE PLAYERS OF COURSE.

CLAUDE PUEL
MANAGER
17.15

Matchday! 😇

It promises to be a special night at St Mary's in the UEFA Europa League as Saints take on Internazionale in front of a full house.

17.11

Saints v INT Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
15
Cuco Martina
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
38
Sam McQueen
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
11
Dusan Tadic
Steven Davis (77′)
22
Nathan Redmond
9
Jay Rodriguez
Charlie Austin (59′)
10
Charlie Austin
4
Jordy Clasie
19
Sofiane Boufal
8
Steven Davis
41
Harry Lewis
6
José Fonte
21
Ryan Bertrand

Internazionale

1
Samir Handanovic (GK)
25
Miranda
55
Yuto Nagatomo
13
Andrea Ranocchia
33
Danilo D'Ambrosio
17
Gary Medel
Éder (74′)
27
Assane Demoya Gnoukouri
Felipe Melo (82′)
44
Ivan Perisic
87
Antonio Candreva
Jonathan Biabiany (89′)
19
Éver Banega
9
Mauro Icardi (C)
15
Cristian Ansaldi
21
Davide Santon
24
Jeison Murillo
5
Felipe Melo
23
Éder
11
Jonathan Biabiany
30
Juan Pablo Carrizo

Saints v INT Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Internazionale
  • Possession (%)
    57
    43
  • Shots
    23
    5
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    9
    3
  • Passes Complete
    444
    300

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Shots On Target
2
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Chances Created
6
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
67
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Tackles
3
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
4
Cuco Martina
Cuco Martina
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster