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Serie A

  • January 30, 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 58000

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 2'
    The whistle blows for FULLTIME...Inter seal a 3-2 victory over Palermo following a dream second half debut from Giampaolo Pazzini.
  • 90'
    Yellow Card Houssine Kharja
  • 90'
    Just two minutes have been signalled for added time.
  • 89'
    The away side are continuing to push forward but are slowly running out of time.
  • 87'
    Pastore knocks a great ball towards the back post and Balzaretti meets it on the volley...Saved by the foot of Julio Cesar...What a stop!!
  • 86'
    Ilicic lays off to Balzaretti on the left flank...The wing back looks to cross but Kharja blocks and concedes a throw.
  • 84'
    The tempo has dropped now as the Nerazzurri look to bring the game to a safe close.
  • 82'
    Milito goes down on the edge of the box but play is waved on...Palermo look to hit back on the counter attack.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionEsteban Cambiasso J. Obi
  • 80'
    Delio Rossi's men are refusing to shy away as they look to attack and restore parity...Cassani whips in a cross from the right but Lucio heads clear.
  • 78'
    Inter have completed an incredible comeback and are continuing to push forward in search of another...The visitors have been punished for failing to extend their lead from the penalty spot.
  • 77'
    Yellow Card Samuel Eto'o
  • 76'
    Assist Giampaolo Pazzini
  • 76'
    Penalty Goal Samuel Eto'o
    PENALTY GOAL...Samuel Eto'o steps up to the spot and rifles the ball into the back of the net.
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Ezequiel Muñoz
  • 75'
    What an incredible debut for Pazzini who has changed this tie around...The hitman breaks into the box again and is downed by Munoz...Penalty for the Nerazzurri!!
  • 73'
    Assist Maicon
  • 73'
    Goal Giampaolo Pazzini
  • 73'
    Maicon knocks the free kick into the danger zone and Pazzini flies high into the air to meet it...Headed goalbound by 'Il Pazzo'...Goooooooooooooool...Inter are back level!
  • 71'
    Lucio is brought down by Bacinovic inside the Palermo third...Inter win a free kick in shooting range.
  • 69'
    Pazzini finds Maicon down the right...The Brazilian knocks a deadly ball into the box but Sirigu punches it clear with Eto'o bearing down.
  • 67'
    Cambiasso feeds Milito with a great through ball...'El Principe' stretches but cannot get on the end of it...Sirigu cleans up.
  • 65'
    The Nerazzurri have escaped what could have been game over thanks to their towering glovesman...Palermo are continuing to attack however despite the penalty miss.
  • 63'
    Penalty save Julio César
  • 63'
    Missed Penalty Javier Pastore
    Pastore steps up from 12 yards and shoots to the 'keeper's left...J.Cesar gets down and makes the save!!!!
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Thiago Motta
  • 62'
    Ilicic bursts towards the box and serves Kasami with a wonderful backheel...Thiago Motta takes down the youngster and Palermo win a penalty!!!!
  • 61'
    SubstitutionFabrizio Miccoli Pajtim Kasami
  • 60'
    Miccoli whips in a corner from the left and the ball is directed straight towards goal!!! Julio Cesar is forced to make a reactive save as the visitors go close to extending their lead.
  • 58'
    The visitors seem to have lost their way a little as Inter continue to push forward with intent.
  • 57'
    Assist Houssine Kharja
  • 57'
    Goal Giampaolo Pazzini
  • 56'
    Kharja knocks a through ball into Pazzini in the box...The hitman controls then turns and shoots towards the near post...Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool...Inter have clawed one back!
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Salvatore Sirigu
  • 54'
    Eto'o crosses from the left with an inviting ball into the box...The cross finishes out of play with nobody present to head it home.
  • 52'
    Eto'o knocks a great shot low towards the near post but Sirigu tips it wide with a great save on the deck.
  • 51'
    Pazzini goes down on the edge of the box and wins a free kick within shooting range.
  • 49'
    Pastore whips a cross to the back post into the path of Ilicic...Cambiasso steps in to chest back to Julio Cesar.
  • 49'
    Pastore whips a cross to the back post into the path of Ilicic...Cambiasso steps in to chest back to Julio Cesar.
  • 47'
    Milito is downed just outside the box but Rizzoli waves on play to the fury of the San Siro faithful.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionDavide Santon Houssine Kharja
  • 46'
    SubstitutionPhilippe Coutinho Giampaolo Pazzini
  • 45'
    Inter are throwing on Pazzini and Kharja in a bid to turn things around...Palermo have remained as they were as they look to round off a massive victory.
  • 45' + 2'
    The whistle blows for HALFTIME with Palermo leading 2-0....Stay with us after the break for what looks set to be another exciting 45 minutes of football.
  • 45' + 1'
    Pastore breaks into the box one-on-one with the goalkeeper...The Argentine takes his time before shooting and blasts the ball onto the post!!!
  • 45'
    With one minute signalled for added time Coutinho concedes a foul by bringing down Ilicic.
  • 43'
    The home side are continuing to create but cannot penetrate a solid Palermo backline.
  • 41'
    Santon cuts in from the flank and nears the box...The full-back looks to feed Milito but Bovo clears.
  • 39'
    Eto'o skips past Munoz and floats a great cross in from the left..There is nobody waiting in the danger zone and the Rosanero manage to clear their lines.
  • 37'
    Inter have been punished by a clinical Palermo...The Nerazzurri are going all out now as they look to claw a goal back before the break.
  • 36'
    Goal Antonio Nocerino
  • 36'
    Assist Mattia Cassani
  • 35'
    GOAL...Cassani again breaks into the box from the right and cuts a deadly ball across goal...Miccoli stretches and just misses out on making a contact but Nocerino picks up the scraps...The shot comes in from the midfielder and finishes in the back of the net!!!
  • 33'
    Ilicic looks to break down the right but Lucio comes out to dispossess the hitman...Inter have now dropped the tempo as the visitors push further up the field.
  • 32'
    Yellow Card Armin Bačinovič
  • 31'
    Bacinovic takes out Coutinho in the middle of the park and is the first to go into the book after half an hour of play.
  • 29'
    Coutinho dribbles past his marker and breaks into the box..The youngster then loses balance as he looks to shoot and Munoz scrambles clear the danger.
  • 27'
    The game is being played at a high tempo now as Inter look to push men forward in numbers....Palermo are conceding possession but look controlled at the back as they stay organised with two banks of four.
  • 25'
    T.Motta breaks through the middle and opens up space for a shot...Over the bar...Good attempt from the no.8.
  • 23'
    The Nerazzurri are finding acres of space out there now as the Aquile begin to drop deep.
  • 21'
    Lucio makes a great headed contact in the box following Maicon's corner...Sirigu holds well to deny the Brazilian an equaliser.
  • 20'
    Maicon bursts down the right and whips a great ball to the near post...Bovo takes no chances and heads clear for a corner.
  • 18'
    Lucio collides with Pastore in the Palermo box as the San Siro lets out a cry...Referee Rizzoli waves on play and the Inter man makes no complaints at the decision.
  • 16'
    Miccoli looks to combine with Ilicic on the edge of the box but Ranocchia steps in to steal possession.
  • 14'
    The Beneamata are in possession at the back and looking to control the tempo.
  • 12'
    Eto'o again makes space down the left and puts another encouraging ball into the space...Balzaretti is on hand to clear with Motta looming.
  • 10'
    Eto'o bursts into the box from the left and skips past Cassani...The Cameroonian looks to serve Milito in the danger zone but the cross is blocked.
  • 8'
    Ilicic carries the ball through the middle and is brought down by Lucio...Palermo win a free kick from distance.
  • 6'
    Delio Rossi's side have started in spectacular fashion but Inter are continuing to push forward with intent...Zanetti is downed deep into Palermo territory and wins a free kick for the Nerazzurri.
  • 5'
    Assist Mattia Cassani
  • 5'
    Goal Fabrizio Miccoli
    GOAL...Ilicic finds Cassani deep down the right flank...The wing back skips past Santon and cuts a great ball into the box...Miccoli is there to slide the ball into the roof of the net and put the visitors ahead.
  • 3'
    Maicon shoots with the outside of his foot from the edge of the box...Just wide...Sirigu looked beaten there!
  • 2'
    The game has started brightly with Inter controlling possession.
  • New Inter arrival Giampaolo Pazzini is set to start from the bench whilst the surprise of the afternoon is the presence of Coutinho in place of Goran Pandev.
  • The Nerazzurri will be desperate to get back to winning ways following their first defeat under new coach Leonardo last weekend. After the 3-1 loss to Udinese, the Italian champions cannot afford to slip up if they are to stay in touch at the top but the Rosanero could well cause some problems with Miccoli and Pastore in their forward line.
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