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Serie A

  • February 16, 2011
  • • 17:30
  • • Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
  • Referee: A. Damato
  • • Attendance: 31595

Live Commentary

  • It's all over in Firenze and Inter have added three more points to their tally. Pazzini's goal in the second half proved to be too much for Fiorentina, who will feel they deserved more after a good first half.
  • 90' + 2'
    Eto'o makes an impressive run forward down the right wing before Camporese eventually stops him at the cost of a corner kick.
  • 90' + 2'
    Eto'o makes an impressive run forward down the right wing before Camporese eventually stops him at the cost of a corner kick.
  • 90'
    We're going to have three minutes of added time at Artemio Franchi.
  • 90'
    Eto'o tries to set up Mariga inside the area, but his through pass is intercepted by Gamberini.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionDejan Stankovic J. Obi
  • 89'
    Stankovic leaves the pitch after a lively display to make way for Obi.
  • 88'
    Ranocchia proves his class with a superb defensive action against Babacar on a crucial moment.
  • 87'
    Babacar almost makes an immediate impact after coming off the bench, but his header after a free kick eventually goes harmlessly wide.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionValon Behrami K. Babacar
  • 86'
    Yellow Card Dejan Stankovic
  • 86'
    Deserved yellow card for Stankovic after a foul on Comotto.
  • 85'
    Fiorentina are eager to get an equaliser, but they haven't really been able to trouble the Inter back-line in the past few minutes.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionWesley Sneijder McDonald Mariga
  • 83'
    Sneijder leaves the pitch with a groin injury and is replaced by Mariga. Inter coach Leonardo will be hoping it's not too serious with an eye on the upcoming CL match against Bayern Munich.
  • 81'
    The home side enjoy a long spell of possession before Pasqual eventually curls in a cross from the left. Julio Cesar is alert and rushes off his line before punching the ball clear.
  • 79'
    OOHHH!!! That could easily have been the equaliser. Ljajic goes for the one-two with Gilardino before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box that goes high and wide.
  • 77'
    Kharja is looking very lively and is running his socks off in an attempt to prevent a long ball from going out. He then makes a foul on Comotto though and the referee gives Fiorentina the free kick.
  • 74'
    Pazzini is fouled by Gamberini on the left wing and gets the free kick. Sneijder sends in the cross for Cambiasso, who is pulled to the ground by Behrami. The referee is not impressed though and awards Fiorentina a goal-kick.
  • 73'
    SubstitutionMarco Donadel Gaetano D'Agostino
  • 71'
    SubstitutionYuto Nagatomo Houssine Kharja
  • 71'
    Free kick for Fiorentina in a dangerous position. Pasqual steps up to take it and goes for the cross toward the far post, where Montolivo is waiting and takes a shot that hobbles wide.
  • 71'
    AAHHHH!!! Stankovic almost makes it 1-3 with a great shot from the edge of the box after being set up by Maicon. Nevertheless, his shot sails inches over the top corner.
  • 70'
    Superb interception from Cambiasso, who immediately sets up Sneijder. The Dutch midfielder tries to reach Eto'o, but Gamberini makes a strong challenge to dispossess his opponent.
  • 68'
    Fiorentina have been unbeaten at home since October 2010, but things are not looking good for the Viola at the moment.
  • 66'
    Ljajic finds Gilardino with an intelligent through pass, but the flag goes up and the referee halts play.
  • 64'
    Pasqual tries his luck with a powerful shot from 25 yards out, but his attempt is blocked and ends up with Gilardino. The striker then lays it off for Montolivo, but his shot is blocked as well and the ball gets cleared into safety.
  • 62'
    Assist Samuel Eto'o
  • 62'
    Goal Giampaolo Pazzini
  • 62'
    Eto'o went past his marker down the right with a superb individual action before setting up Pazzini with a fine cross. The striker then only needed to touch the ball to make it 1-2.
  • 62'
    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL!!! Inter grab the lead again and it's Pazzini who adds his name to the score sheet.
  • 60'
    Outstanding defending from Ranocchia! Mutu tries to break clear, but the Inter centre-back is not impressed and wins the ball.
  • 58'
    Ranocchia's header after a Sneijder corner kick is cleared off the line and Stankovic's header from the rebound goes over the bar. Both sides get plenty of chances, but it's still 1-1.
  • 56'
    Superb attack from Fiorentina and Gilardino really should have scored here! The Italy international hesitates too long though and allows Ranocchia to make a last ditch tackle.
  • 55'
    Fiorentina lose possession deep inside Inter's half and the Nerazzurri break free via Nagatomo. The Japanese full-back curls in a cross, but Gamberini easily collects it.
  • 53'
    Corner kick for Inter as Pasqual blocks an Eto'o cross. Sneijder finds Cordoba from the set piece, but his header goes high.
  • 50'
    The Inter back-line allows Ljajic too much space on the right and the tricky playmaker sends in a good cross for Behrami, who beats Zanetti to the ball. His attempt bounces wide for a goal kick though.
  • 49'
    Another opportunity for Stankovic to restore Inter's lead after a cheeky pass from Pazzini. The Serbia international's shot from inside the area is too weak to trouble Boruc though.
  • 48'
    OOHHHH! Good chance for Inter. Nagatomo goes past his opponent before he sends in a superb cross for Stankovic. The midfielder controls the ball and unleashes a strong shot that gets blocked.
  • 47'
    Fiorentina start the second half with attacking intentions and don't need long to create their first chance. Mutu plays the one-two with Gilardino before unleashing a shot from 20 yards out that sails wide of the Inter goal.
  • 46'
    We're back for the second half as Inter have restarted the game.
  • It's half-time in Firenze in a rather entertaining game. Fiorentina have been the better side so far, but it's all square after 45 minutes; 1-1.
  • 45' + 1'
    End to end stuff now as Fiorentina get a good chance via Ljajic. The youngster cuts inside from the left before unleashing a powerful shot that's saved by Cesar.
  • 45'
    AAHHH!! That should have been the 1-2 here. Maicon plays a one-two with Pazzini and gets a huge chance to find the net from close range. He somehow manages to aim wide though and the chance goes begging.
  • 44'
    Great chance for Fiorentina to grab the lead on the counter attack. A low pass from the left finds Gilardino on 20 yards out and the striker unleashes a shot that goes inches over the bar.
  • 42'
    OOOHHH!!! Pazzini with his first chance of the game. Maicon curls in a good cross from the right and Pazzini beats his marker to the ball before heading the ball just over the Fiorentina goal.
  • 41'
    Sneijder has been largely anonymous so far and his attempt to go for the one-two with Eto'o fails as the striker's pass gets intercepted by Gamberini.
  • 39'
    Nagatomo decides to try and test Boruc with a shot from long range, but his attempt goes yards wide off the target.
  • 37'
    Good action from Eto'o down the right wing as the Cameroon sends in a low cross that eventually finds Stankovic. His shot is blocked by a defender and the Viola charge forward again.
  • 35'
    Mutu causes Julio Cesar all kinds of trouble with a shot from 30 yards out. It didn't look too impressive, but Cesar is unable to hold on to the ball.
  • 33'
    OOHHHH!!! It's all Fiorentina now and the hosts almost make it 2-1 here. Gilardino lays the ball off for Montolivo, but the midfielder's low shot from the edge of the box deflects off a defender.
  • 32'
    Assist Valon Behrami
  • 32'
    Goal Manuel Pasqual
  • 32'
    Inter allow Pasqual too much space down the left wing and the full-back sends in a dangerous cross for Gilardino. Julio Cesar fails to react and the ball hits the net at the far post. Seems as if Gilardino didn't touch it and Pasqual gets the goal to his name.
  • 32'
    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Fiorentina draw things level again and it's Gilardino who claims the goal.
  • 30'
    Stankovic goes past his direct opponent halfway the Viola's half and tries to reach Pazzini. Comotto is alert though and makes the interception before clearing the ball into safety.
  • 29'
    Inter are looking pretty dangerous down the wings with both Maicon and Nagatomo storming forward whenever possible.
  • 27'
    SubstitutionMario Santana Adem Ljajic
  • 27'
    AAHHH!!! The resulting free kick is taken by Mutu and Gilardino almost manages to deflect the ball into the net. Ranocchia does just enough to prevent Gila from touching the ball though.
  • 25'
    Santana cuts inside from the left, but Zanetti makes the foul before his compatriot can send in a cross. Santana then goes to the ground with what seems to be a hamstring problem. End of the game for the 29-year-old, who makes way for Ljajic.
  • 24'
    Nagatomo goes past his marker down the left and sends in a good cross for Pazzini. The striker makes a foul though and the ref halts play.
  • 23'
    Fiorentina have taken over the initiative and this time Santana gets a chance to shoot. He mis-hits it though and the ball goes out for a throw in.
  • 20'
    Yellow Card Gianluca Comotto
  • 20'
    Comotto receives a yellow card after fouling the onrushing Nagatomo. The resulting free kick leads to nothing.
  • 17'
    Another chance for Fiorentina to level the score, this time after a corner kick. The ball ends up in the feet of Gamberini, but Cordoba slides in to block the shot.
  • 15'
    OOHHHH!!! That really should have been the equalizer. Montolivo finds Mutu with a brilliant through pass, but the attacker's right footed shot is too weak for Julio Cesar.
  • 13'
    Maicon is causing the Fiorentina defence all kinds of trouble and tries his luck from long range. He doesn't strike it cleanly though and the ball goes yards wide.
  • 11'
    Mutu steps up to take the free-kick himself and curls a low shot pas the wall. Julio Cesar isn't too impressed though and easily collects the ball.
  • 10'
    Free kick for Fiorentina in a dangerous position as Stankovic fouls Mutu.
  • 8'
    Inter continue to dominate play and Maicon again charges forward. His pass for Sneijder is poor though and Fiorentina clear the danger.
  • 6'
    Assist Samuel Eto'o
  • 6'
    Own Goal Michele Camporese
  • 6'
    Fiorentina had a corner kick, but the delivery was poor, thus allowing Inter to break away on the counter. Eto'o then tried to reach a teammate with a low cross from the right, but Camporese deflected the ball into his own net. Very unfortunate for the young defender!
  • 6'
    GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! 1-0 Inter and it's an own goal from Camporese that gifts the titleholders the lead.
  • 4'
    Stankovic opts to try his luck from 25 yards out, but the Serbia international's low shot goes harmlessly wide.
  • 3'
    OOOHHH!!! First chance of the game for Fiorentina. Montolivo sets up Gilardino inside the area, but Cordoba makes a crucial interception and the chance goes begging.
  • 2'
    Inter immediately charge forward down the right and Eto'o sets up Maicon with a nice pass. The Brazilian sends in a cross for Stankovic, but the midfielder fails to connect.
  • 1'
    The referee has blow his whistle for the first time and Fiorentina kick off the game.
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