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Played
January 9, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Meazza - Milano
Referee:‬ Peruzzo‎
 
90′ +5
Red Card Cribari
 
90′ +5
Peruzzo blows his whistle to end a wild affair at the Giuseppe Meazza as Inter score two late goals to rescue victory from the jaws of defeat. 4-3 is the final and the Nerazzurri open up an 11 point lead at the top of the table.
 
90′ +4
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!! Samuel sends the San Siro into raptures as he collects a pass from Pandev and clinically dispatches a shot past Pegolo!!! Inter take the lead!!
 
90′ +4
Goal Walter Samuel
 
90′ +2
Milito wins his side a late corner. Sneijder's delivery falls to the ground and spins into the hands of Pegolo.
 
90′
Zanetti is taken down by Codrea 30 yards from goal and Sneijder will have a chance to win the match for Inter. Sneijder stands over the ball and whips his shot over the bar!
 
89′
Yellow Card Paul Costantin Codrea
 
88′
Inter win a free kick in a dangerous area. GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Unbelievable!! Sneijder blasts his free kick delivery from 30 yards off the post and past Pegolo!!
 
88′
Goal Wesley Sneijder
 
86′
Maicon bursts forward and sends a cross into the stands. The Brazilian has had a rough night to say the least.
 
84′
Zanetti pushes forward and finds Samuel who lofts a cross into the area but once again Pegolo claims the ball as his own.
 
82′
Pandev gives the ball away cheaply much to the chagrin of the Nerazzurri faithful.
 
80′
Stevanovic runs to the byline but runs out of options and the ball spills out of play.
 
80′
Substitution Albin Ekdal Lukas Jarolim
 
78′
Siena look for an insurance goal as Ekdal tries to find Fini but Lucio makes the clearance.
 
76′
Inter's back four is in sixes and sevens as the ball falls to Maccarone who drags his shot straight at Julio Cesar.
 
75′
Yellow Card Wesley Sneijder
 
74′
Fini spots Maccarone with some space in front of him but the Italian striker lifts his shot over the bar.
 
72′
Pandev finds Arnautovic on the edge of the penalty area but the youngster's shot sails high over the crossbar.
 
71′
Substitution Reginaldo Michele Fini
 
70′
OH!!! Reginaldo sends in a cross that finds a completely unmarked Maccarone but he sends his free header over the bar!
 
68′
Arnautovic plays the ball through to Stevanovic who touches it to Pandev but Pegolo beats him to the ball.
 
66′
Substitution Thiago Motta Alen Stevanovic
 
66′
GOAAAAAAAAAL!! Ekdal finds Reginaldo who cuts it back to Maccarone who side-foots the ball past Julio Cesar to give Siena the lead once more!!!
 
65′
Goal Massimo Maccarone
 
64′
OH!!! Jajolo steals the ball from Maicon and sets up Vergassola and with the goal at his mercy sends his shot over the crossbar!!
 
62′
Rosi and Ekdal play a neat one-two but his cross is headed away by Cordoba.
 
60′
Milito sprints up the left flank and tries to pick out Pandev but Pegolo makes an important intervention.
 
58′
Sneijder sends in a cross looking for Arnautovic but Pegolo jumps in front of the striker and makes a good catch in traffic.
 
56′
Cordoba takes down Maccarone in a dangerous position. OH!!! Reginaldo unleashes a drive that Julio Cesar tips over the crossbar!
 
54′
Maicon is forced to head the ball over his own bar and Vergassola's ensuing corner is headed away by Thiago Motta.
 
52′
Maicon hoofs the ball up the pitch looking for Milito but Pegolo scampers off his line and heads the ball to safety.
 
50′
Play is halted as Rosi is down once again this time holding his head. OH!!! Sneijder tests the new Siena keeper with a wicked shot that Pegolo parries away.
 
48′
Sloppy play by both teams as they take turns giving the ball away in the midfield.
 
46′
Substitution Dejan Stankovic Marko Arnautovic
 
46′
Peruzzo gets the second half underway with all three points still very much up for grabs.
 
46′
Substitution Gianluca Curci Gianluca Pegolo
 
46′
Substitution Quaresma Walter Samuel
 
45′ +1
Peruzzo blows his whistle to end an action packed first half as both teams head into the interval all notched up at two goals apiece.
 
44′
Maicon crosses wires with Julio Cesar and Jajalo tries to take advantage of the mix up but he can't get a shot off.
 
42′
Quaresma wins his side a corner after some good work by Milito. The ensuing corner is met by Lucio and his weak header is cleared away by Rosi.
 
41′
Yellow Card Dejan Stankovic
 
40′
Stankovic is shown the first yellow card of the game for his high tackle on Jajolo.
 
38′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Ekdal silences the Giuseppe Meazza as he taps in a Reginaldo cross with the Inter defence nowhere to be found!! What a game we have on our hands!
 
37′
Goal Albin Ekdal
 
36′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Wesley Sneijder stands over the ball and curls in a shot that finds the bottom corner!! Inter have taken the lead!!
 
36′
Goal Wesley Sneijder
 
34′
Stankovic is taken down on the edge of the area by Rosi and wins his side a free kick...
 
32′
Maicon pushes forward and sends in a cross that is too close to Curci who makes a routine catch.
 
30′
Lucio is forced to pull down Reginaldo and concedes a free kick in a dangerous area. Maccarone stands over the ball but his shot strikes the Inter wall.
 
28′
OH!!! Milito finds Pandev inside of the area but the former Lazio striker's first touch lets him down and the chance goes begging.
 
26′
Siena win their first corner of the match and the ball falls to Brandao whose acrobatic volley fails to hit the target.
 
24′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Sneijder picks out Milito with a cross-field pass and 'El Principe' cuts inside and hammers a shot into the bottom corner!!!
 
24′
Goal Diego Milito
 
23′
The Nerazzurri faithful are running out of patience as Stankovic's intended pass for Sneijder runs out of play.
 
21′
Siena are growing in confidence as Ekdal tries his luck from just inside the box but his weak shot fails to trouble Julio Cesar.
 
19′
OH!!! Inter almost find a quick fire equaliser as Maicon's drive from 20 yards doesn't miss by much.
 
18′
Goal Massimo Maccarone
 
17′
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Can you believe it?! Maccarone runs at the Inter defence and unleashes a 25-yard drive that bulges the back of the net!! What a goal!
 
15′
Zanetti makes a thunderous tackle in midfield and finds Sneijder who squares it to Quaresma and the Portuguese winger slips it through to Pandev but the linesman's flag is up for offside.
 
13′
Pandev is taken down and wins his side a free kick. Maicon's ensuing delivery is too close to Curci who makes a comfortable catch.
 
11′
Pandev finds Maicon in stride and the Brazilian defender unleashes a drive that sails high over the crossbar.
 
9′
OH!!! Maicon finds Pandev in the area who beats his marker and unleashes a low drive that Curci pushes around the post! Great save by the Siena keeper!
 
7′
OH!!! Maicon sends in a tantalising cross that finds Sneijder unmarked in the penalty area but his first touch lets him down and the chance goes begging!
 
5′
Milito finds Quaresma on the left and he cuts inside and tries to slip between two Siena defenders but Rosi shepherds the ball out of play.
 
3′
Lucio charges forward and finds Quaresma on the left flank but he is forced backwards and the attack fizzles out.
 
1′
Sebastiano Peruzzo gets the match underway with Jose Mourinho starting Milito as the lone striker with Quaresma, Sneijder and Pandev in support while Alberto Malesani counters with attacking triumvirate of Maccarone, Reginaldo and Jajalo.
 
 
Welcome to Goal.com’s coverage of the Serie A. Tonight’s match comes to you from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza where Inter are all set to lock horns with Siena in what should be an intense affair. The Nerazzurri will be looking for all three points tonight to extend their eight point lead at the top of the table while the Tuscan outfit need a positive result in their fight for Serie A survival. Stay tuned for all the action!
 
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
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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