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Serie A

  • November 21, 2010
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona
  • Referee: G. Rocchi
  • • Attendance: 19268

Live Commentary

  • Chievo with a comprehensive victory over the champions. They bullied Inter for the entirety of the game. The Nerazzurri were dreadful as they looked toothless and laboured. Samuel Eto'o's wonder goal at the end was little more than a a consolation prize. Question marks continue to hover over Rafael Benitez who now see's his side lie nine point off the top. Chievo fully deserve their plaudits but Massimo Moratti must be contemplating the future of his coach. Join us again on Goal for more Serie A action!
  • 90' + 3'
  • 90' + 2'
    Assist Nwankwo Obiorah
  • 90' + 2'
    Goal Samuel Eto'o
  • 90' + 2'
    Stunning solo goal by the Inter man who beat five players to trickle his way into the box and places it past Sorrentino's left.
  • 90' + 2'
  • 90' + 1'
    Thereau shoots well over the bar as he seeks a goal which his performance deserves.
  • 90'
    3 minutes of added time.
  • 88'
    Pandev with a chance to give his team a lifeline but his effort is weak and easily gathered by Sorrntino.
  • 87'
    SubstitutionDejan Stankovic Mancini
  • 86'
    SubstitutionKevin Constant M. Bogliacino
  • 86'
    The champions look resigned to defeat and have been in truth for the majority of this second half.
  • 84'
    Rafael Benitez's future is in serious doubt. This has been by far Inter's worst performance this season and have been bullied by Chievo who fully deserve their lead.
  • 82'
    Goal Davide Moscardelli
  • 82'
    Assist Luca Rigoni
  • 82'
    Rigoni was in acres of space down the right, no one tracked his run and plays it into the box for Moscardelli to prod home. Inter have been dreadful!
  • 81'
  • 81'
    Samuel Eto'o bursts into the box but is marshalled off the ball. It should have been a corner but a goal-kick has been awarded.
  • 80'
    Ten minutes to go!
  • 79'
    Neat trickery by Constant to bamboozle Cordoba. He get's his shot away but it's saved with ease by Castellazzi.
  • 78'
    Oh dear. Inter players are looking at each other with grimace expressions. They continue to give the ball away with ease. They look a million miles away from their best.
  • 76'
    Eto'o beats four defenders to get his cross in but Pandev is outnumbered in the box and the chance fizzles out.
  • 74'
    Yellow Card Dejan Stankovic
  • 74'
    Inter will be nine points off the top if it stays like this. Really worrying times for Inter and this display isn't helping.
  • 72'
    Inter are so open. So unlike the champions who are gifting their opponents so much room.
  • 70'
    Twenty-minutes remain and the Nerazzurri still cannot conjure up any fluid play nor any clear cut chances.
  • 69'
    Chievo are digging in deep and giving their opponents no time on the ball.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionSergio Pellissier Davide Moscardelli
  • 68'
    SubstitutionJonathan Biabiany Denis Alibec
  • 67'
    ETO'O NEARLY WITH THE EQUALISER. He does brilliant to wriggle away from the Chievo defenders in the box but his effort is well saved. Better from the champions!
  • 65'
    SubstitutionMichele Marcolini Roberto Guana
  • 65'
    OHHH FERNANDES WITH A GAPING GOAL AND HE FLUFFS HIS LINES. Constent's driven shot is parried to the feet of the Swiss by Castellazzi and he cant direct his shot on goal. What a chance to make it 2-0.
  • 63'
    Ohhh stunning effort by Stankovic. Wonderful improvisation as he latches onto Sneijder's through ball and tries to chip Sorrentino who does well to claw it behind. The Serb is the only one in black and blue who looks a threat.
  • 62'
    Its proving to be a midfield battle at present. Pellissier hasn't had any of the service he endured in the first-half.
  • 61'
    Stankovic tries his luck from outside the 'D' but the ball is well gathered by Sorrentino.
  • 60'
    Half an hour to go and Inter have hardly created a any meaningful chances. It looks all rather pedestrian.
  • 59'
    Chievo are proving to be stubborn opposition as Inter fail to break them down.
  • 57'
    Inter need to up the tempo if they are to get back into this. Very rigid and laboured at the moment.
  • 55'
    SubstitutionEsteban Cambiasso Nwankwo Obiorah
  • 55'
    Sneijder unlucky with a diligent curling effort just outside the box that sails wide.
  • 54'
    Cambiasso is unable to last the pace and is replaced. Understandable due to his lack of fitness but its another blow for the Nerazzurri.
  • 52'
    OHH WHAT A CHANCE FOR CHIEVO FROM THE CORNER! Montavani's header is blocked on the line by Stankovic. It could easily of gone in.
  • 51'
    Constent finds himself in acres of space in the centre circle and plays in Pellissier who earns a corner.
  • 50'
    Biabiany finds himself in the box but his chipped cross eludes everybody.
  • 49'
    Inter trying to work space but Chievo are keeping their shape.
  • 48'
    The result of the corner sees Stankovic head wide.
  • 47'
    Great play between Pandev and Santon whose cross is parried over by Sorrentino.
  • 45'
    No changes by either team at half-time.
  • 45'
    And were under-way. Can Inter fight back in what is a must win game for their Scudetto hopes?
  • Its evident to see that Inter have some serious problems at present. Chievo have carved them up at times and could easily be another one or two goals up with Pellissier giving the Inter back-line all sorts of problems. The hosts have been by far the better side. Samuel Eto'o should be off the pitch for a head butt into the chest of Cesar - Zinedine Zidane like. Uncharacteristic by him and by his team as they continue to struggle. Can Benitez sort them out for the second-half. Join us to find out!
  • 45' + 3'
    Referee calls for half-time.
  • 45' + 2'
    OHH IT SHOULD BE 2-0!!! Pellissier beats the offside trap and finds himself in on goal but steers his shot wide. Cordoba did enough to put him off.
  • 45' + 2'
    Poor attempt by Sneijder who has been pretty anonymous in this opening forty-five minutes.
  • 45' + 1'
    Yellow Card Luca Rigoni
  • 45' + 1'
    Free-kick to Inter just outside the box. Can they capitalise before half time?
  • 45'
    3 minutes added time.
  • 44'
    Ohhh Chievo ripped Inter to shreds as they worked the ball into the area. Great football by the hosts.
  • 41'
    Chievo had an opportunity from a free-kick conceded by Lucio on the edge of the area that is well dealt with by Inter.
  • 40'
    The Eto'o incident is still being debated by the opposition players. It was a surreal incident.
  • 39'
    Inter are resorting to dirty play. They are all over the place.
  • 38'
    Now Eto'o has head butted Cesar in the chest which the referee hasn't seen. He should be sent off for a cynical action! Cesar is understandably livid. So uncharacteristic and he has got away with it.
  • 36'
    Pellissier is on form as he tries his luck again but this time his attempt goes well wide.
  • 35'
    The champions are frustrated. Cambiasso with a poor attempt outside the 'D' sails high and wide.
  • 34'
    Yellow Card Iván Ramiro Córdoba
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Gelson Fernandes
  • 33'
    Inter are clearly disturbed and have totally lost their shape. They must regain their composure.
  • 31'
    OHHH PELLISSIER NEARLY MAKES IT TWO!!! Inter are all over the place as Chievo carved them up down the right and the front man's effort is deflected wide.
  • 30'
    Inter's woes continue. They stood off Chievo and they have the paid the price for it.
  • 29'
    Goal Sergio Pellissier
  • 29'
    Assist Nicolas Sebastien Frey
  • 29'
    OHHHH GOALLLLLLL CHIEVO!!! INTER STUNNED!!!! Pellissier with a bullet of a header following a stunning cross from the right by Frey who was unchallenged and the Chievo front man out jumps Santon to head the ball home. Great goal!
  • 26'
    Ohhh wonderful intricate play by Inter. Eto'o brings the ball forward to play in Sneijder who diligently flicks the ball to Pandev in the box but is unable to get his shot on target.
  • 24'
    Chievo's final ball are letting them down.
  • 23'
    Yellow Card Cyril Thereau
  • 23'
    Thereau booked for a late challenge on Cambiasso.
  • 22'
    Lucio leading by example as usual to bring the ball out of defence and plays in Santon whose shot is easily gathered by the Chievo stopper.
  • 22'
    The resulting corner is poor but they're continuing to press their opponents.
  • 21'
    Lucio wins a corner for the champions with some great footwork.
  • 20'
    SNEIJDER! Great free-kick by the Ballon d'Or contender as he stings Sorrentino's hands at the near post.
  • 19'
    Ohh Pellissier has a real chance to work the Inter back-four on the counter but mistimes his pass to get his team-mates involved. Should of done better.
  • 17'
    Inter are controlling possession.
  • 16'
    Zanetti does wonders down the left to work some space in the box but ends up running the ball out of play.
  • 14'
    Pandev and Eto'o linking up well in the box but the Cameroon international cant get his shot away. Inter beginning to take control.
  • 13'
    OHHH PANDEV RATTLES THE POST! He did brilliantly to elude his marker before rounding Sorrentino and sees his shot hit the foot of the post. Wonderful intricate football by Inter with Biabiany and Eto'o involved. Great opportunity for the champions.
  • 12'
    The home team are seemingly happy to let Inter have possession as they make it difficult for them to make a breakthrough in the final third.
  • 10'
    Even contest in the opening ten minutes. Neither side gaining any real foothold.
  • 9'
    Biabiany stretches his legs down the right as Inter work the counter attack. His shot at the end of it is subdued as he cut inside.
  • 8'
    Inter beginning to settle and enjoying a spell of possession after their early scare.
  • 7'
    Samuel Eto'o gets a sight on goal as his shot from outside the box doesn't trouble Sorrentino. Inter's first attack of the game thus far.
  • 5'
    Inter are looking nervy in the opening minutes. Chievo looking up for this.
  • 4'
    Stunning effort by Thereau as he unleashes his shot outside the box creating a fine save by Castellazzi. The first shot of the game.
  • 3'
    A vast amount of empty seats in the ground has created a subdued atmosphere.
  • 3'
    Even start by both. Seemingly working each other out.
  • 1'
    It is vital for Inter's season they they get a result here. They have not won in three!
  • 1'
    First foul of the match as Stankovic is brought down by Constent.
  • 1'
    And we are under-way!
  • Inter: Castelazzi, Santon, Cordoba, Lucio, Zanetti, Stankovic, Cambiasso, Biabiany, Sneijder, pandev, Eto’o.
  • Chievo: Sorrentino, Frey, Andreolli, Cesar, Mantovani, Fernandes, Rigoni, Marcolini, Constant, Pellissier, Thereau.
  • Teams are in!
  • Hello and welcome to the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi in Verona as Champions Inter visit Chievo. The Nerazzurri have been left reeling following their Milanese derby defeat at the hands of AC Milan and need a victory here to enhance their prospects of catching their neighbours at the top of the table!