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Played
February 1, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
Stadio San Siro - Milano
Referee:‬ Marco Bergonzi‎
 
90′ +4
Bergonzi blows his whistle to end the match as Inter and Torino battle to an entertaining 1-1 draw. Bianchi opened the scoring for the visitors in the 47th minute and Burdisso found the equaliser 11 minutes later.
 
90′ +2
Crespo is called for a foul inside of the penalty area and time is running out for Inter if they harbour any hopes of taking all three points.
 
90′
The fourth official indicates there will be four minutes of extra time.
 
88′
Inter win another corner but this time Figo's delivery is poor and Sereni makes an easy catch to relieve the Inter pressure.
 
86′
OH!!!! Figo spots Maicon inside of the penalty area and he unleashes a shot that Sereni parries away. OH!!!!! Maicon's delivery is met by Crespo but Sereni makes a miraculous diving save!!!!
 
84′
OH!!!! Ibrahimovic spots Quaresma on the edge of the penalty area but he hits his shot straight at Sereni! He should have done better than that!!!
 
82′
OH!! Quaresma plays in a cross to the back post and Ibrahimovic heads the ball back across the face of goal and Sereni punches the ball out of play!
 
80′
Diana is off to the races and Cordoba is forced to take him down and he is shown a yellow card for his troubles.
 
79′
Substitution Ignazio Abate Matteo Rubin
 
78′
Zanetti takes Ibrahimovic down on the edge of the penalty area. Figo stands over the ball and unleashes a shot that hits the wall and squirts out for a corner.
 
77′
Yellow Card Iván Ramiro Córdoba
 
76′
Figo takes on his marker and sends in a cross that is too close to Sereni who makes a good catch. Figo wins his side a free kick deep in Torino territory.
 
74′
Quaresma plays a great little flick to Santon who has acres of space in front of him and he slips a pass into Ibrahimovic's path but his shot flies wide of the target.
 
72′
Torino take the air out of the match much to the chagrin of the Nerazzurri faithful.
 
70′
Substitution Julio Ricardo Cruz Hernán Crespo
 
70′
OH!!!! It's end to end stuff at the San Siro as Maicon drives forward and unleashes a drive that rolls inches wide of the post!!!
 
69′
OH!!!!!! Abate plays in a low cross that Stellone hits first time but his shot whizzes past the post!!! That was a real chance!!!
 
68′
Novellino makes his first change of the match bringing on Stellone for the goalscorer Bianchi.
 
66′
Ibrahimovic finds Quaresma on the right hand side but his disappointing cross runs out of play much to the chagrin of the Nerazzurri faithful.
 
65′
Substitution Rolando Bianchi Roberto Stellone
 
64′
It's all Inter at the moment as Cruz slips past his man inside of the penalty area and sends in a dangerous cross looking for Ibrahimovic but Dellafiore makes an important clearance.
 
62′
Quaresma does well to win his side a free kick after beating two defenders but Figo's ensuing delivery is punched away by Sereni.
 
60′
Torino win a free kick on the edge of the penalty area but Rosina's curling delivery is saved by Julio Cesar.
 
59′
Yellow Card Nicolas Burdisso
 
58′
Goal Nicolas Burdisso
 
58′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!! Inter win another corner and Figo's delivery is met by Burdisso who directs his header past Torino and into the back of the net!!!!!!!
 
57′
Di Loreto misjudges the flight of the ball and Ibrahimovic pounces on the loose ball but Dellafiore makes a vital sliding tackle to save the day for Torino!
 
55′
Figo does very well to win his side another corner kick. The ensuing delivery falls to Ibrahimovic who is called for a push in the back.
 
53′
Abate is growing in confidence with every passing moment as he wins his side a corner kick that comes to nothing.
 
51′
Figo finds Maicon on the right hand side and the Brazilian wins the first corner of the second half. OH!!!!! Maicon's delivery is met by Cordoba who sends in a header that seems destined for the bottom corner until Sereni pushes the ball around the post!!!!
 
49′
Maicon sprints forward but shows too much of the ball and the attack fizzles out.
 
47′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!! Abate finds some space and sends in a delicious cross that Bianchi meets and powers his header past a surprised Julio Cesar!!! Can you believe it?! Torino have taken the lead!!
 
47′
Goal Rolando Bianchi
 
46′
Substitution Maxwell Quaresma
 
46′
Bergonzi gets the second half underway with all three points still very much up for grabs. Mourinho makes another change as Quaresma comes on for the disappointing Maxwell.
 
45′
Bergonzi blows his whistle to end a scoreless first half at the San Siro. It's been a tight affair so far with the only real chance falling to Cruz but Sereni was up to the task.
 
43′
Substitution Dejan Stankovic Figo
 
43′
Mourinho is forced to make his first change of the match as Figo comes on for Stankovic who is limping off the pitch.
 
41′
Rosina runs at the Inter defence and unleashes a drive that Zanetti blocks and the counterattack is on for the Nerazzurri but the Inter captain's pass looking for Maicon is out of his reach.
 
39′
Maicon finds Cruz on the right hand side but he slips just as he was about to pull the trigger.
 
37′
Ogbonna sticks his arm out and catches Stankovic in the face and the Torino defender is shown a yellow card for his troubles.
 
36′
Yellow Card Angelo Ogbonna
 
35′
Zanetti finds Maicon on the right flank who cuts inside and unleashes a shot that is deflected out for a corner. OH!!!! Maicon's ensuing delivery is met by Cruz who sends in a powerful header that Sereni parries away!!! A great save by Sereni keeps the match scoreless!
 
34′
Substitution Claudio Rivalta Riccardo Colombo
 
33′
Play is halted as Rivalta receives some attention from the Torino medical team and it looks as if he will be taking an early shower.
 
31′
Ogbonna pushes forward and finds Diana on the left flank but Cordoba blocks his attempted cross. Still no breakthrough at the San Siro.
 
29′
OH!!!! Cambiasso spots Cruz on the edge of the penalty area and he unleashes a drive that sails over the crossbar!
 
27′
Bianchi finds Rosina on the left hand side with acres of space in front of him but his pass looking for Abate is cut out by Cordoba.
 
25′
OH!!! Ibrahimovic beats his marker and sends in a low shot that Sereni saves with Cambiasso waiting for a possible rebound.
 
23′
Inter are enjoying their best spell of the match as Cordoba plays a ball into the area that Cruz heads down to Burdisso but Di Loreto clears the danger.
 
21′
Ibrahimovic skips to the byline and wins his side their first corner of the match. Maicon's curling delivery is punched away by Sereni.
 
19′
Cruz receives the first yellow card of the match for an intentional hand ball.
 
17′
Yellow Card Julio Ricardo Cruz
 
17′
OH!!!! Maxwell spots Stankovic on the right flank and he sends in a tantalising cross that Sereni tries to punch but only gets a piece of the ball but Ibrahimovic can't get a shot off!
 
15′
Rosina has been lively in the early going and he sends in a dangerous cross looking for Bianchi but Burdisso beats him to the ball and clears the danger.
 
13′
Rosina runs at the Inter defence and wins a corner for his efforts. His ensuing delivery is cleared away by young Santon.
 
11′
Sloppy play by both teams as they take turns giving the ball away in the midfield.
 
9′
Diana receives the ball on the right hand side and sends a cross into the area that Bianchi flicks on but straight into the waiting arms of Julio Cesar.
 
7′
OUCH!!! Dzemaili hacks Stankovic down and is lucky to escape a booking! Ibrahimovic stands over the ball but his wild shot sails high over the crossbar.
 
 
Ibrahimovic and Maicon play a nice one-two and the lanky Swede skips to the byline but he is surrounded by two defenders and the attack fizzles out.
 
 
Dzemaili takes the ball down and sends a cross into the penalty area that is too close to Julio Cesar who makes an easy catch.
 
 
Mauro Bergonzi gets the match underway with Mourinho starting Cruz and Ibrahimovic upfront while Novellino counters with Bianchi and Bianchi.
 
 
Welcome to Goal.com's live coverage of the Serie A. Today's match comes to you from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza where Inter are all set to lock horns with Torino in what should be an intense affair. Inter Milan sit at the summit of the Serie A table and can extend their lead with a victory this afternoon over lowly Torino who are mired in a relegation dogfight. It should be a wide open, attacking affair with lots of goal so stay tuned for all of the action.
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
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Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
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Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
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Napoli
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
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Inter
15 0