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March 11, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Mario Rigamonti — Brescia
Referee:‬ G. Rocchi‎
Attendance:‬ 27000‎
 
 
Julio Cesar races well out of his box to clear and Eder has beaten him to it....GREAT TACKLE, Stankovic saves Inter's blushes! That's it 1-1, full-time and what a finish!! Inter should have put Brescia to bed earlier in the game but Caracciolo's goal salvages something for the hosts. Eto'o opened the scoring in the first-half but by the end of the second the game was Brescia's for the taking. Stayed tuned for the all the reactions...
 
90′ +5
Caracciolo is now sent-off!!! The captain holds back Sneijder on the break and receives his second yellow card.
 
90′ +4
Yellow/Red Andrea Caracciolo
 
90′ +3
Inter have a free-kick just insdie the Brescia half.
 
90′ +2
We have two more minutes of added on time, as Diamanti swings a corner all the way out of play on the far side. The former West Ham man is back on the ball quickly but strikes at Cesar.
 
90′
Penalty save Julio César
 
90′
Missed Penalty Andrea Caracciolo
 
90′
SAVED!!! Julio Cesar dives down to his right to prevent the Brescia captain from sealing all the points for the home side. What a chance that was.
 
90′
The question was contact inside or outside from Cordoba on Eder but the defender has been sent off. Caracciolo to take the penalty....
 
89′
Red Card Iván Ramiro Córdoba
 
89′
Penalty to BRESCIA!!!
 
88′
Yellow Card Perparim Hetemaj
 
87′
Pandev goes down in the box but the referee waves play on despite Zoboli tangling with the Nerazzurri forward.
 
85′
Goal Andrea Caracciolo
 
84′
THE EQUALISER!! Ranocchia almost turned the ball in his own net and from the resulting corner, Inter substitute Cordoba headed the ball back into the path of Caracciolo who made no mistake.
 
83′
Substitution Ádám Vass Davide Lanzafame
 
83′
Delays and substitutions are breaking the rhythm of the game, Lanzafame coming on to go for an equaliser.
 
80′
A scramble in the box finally drops to Pandev but still he can't find away passed Arcadi. The shot-stopper has stayed down after the ball hit him full on the face.
 
77′
Substitution Yuto Nagatomo Marco Materazzi
 
76′
Kone clips a cross towards the box and it strikes Nagatomo's arm inside the area but no penalty! Bresica are furious as Inter break.
 
74′
Eto'o plays a ball through the middle for Pandev to chase but it's too strong. Sneijder regains the ball but this time Pandev's first touch lets him down.
 
72′
Sneijder thumps a disappointing free-kick from a long way out wide.
 
71′
A nice move finds Maicon wide on the right and Sneijder is completely free for the pull-back! Saved! The Dutchman struck his shot with real venom but straight down the middle.
 
70′
Substitution Giampaolo Pazzini Houssine Kharja
 
70′
Julio Cesar drops down comfortably to his left to collect another tame shot from Kone. Kharja is now being introduced to strenghten the midfield for the final twenty minutes.
 
68′
Brescia clear the ball to safety with Sneijder and Eto'o trying to work a shooting opportunity in and around the area.
 
66′
Cordoba makes his first block a minute into his evening and Ranocchia finally clears high into the stands.
 
65′
Substitution Lúcio Iván Ramiro Córdoba
 
65′
Leonardo will introduce Cordoba in place of Lucio, the coach may have an eye on next Tuesday's clash with Bayern Munich.
 
63′
Arcari is forced into a save this time but Pandev should have done better. The forward made a smart run to find himself on goal but his shot was straight at the 'keeper.
 
62′
Substitution Marco Zambelli Eder
 
62′
Pazzini slips his marker from a long ball and finds himself in space in the box, his volley finds the stand behind the goal; a poor finish.
 
61′
Zambelli is making way for Eder, a positive performance from the man making way but his crossing has been dire.
 
60′
An hour played and Samuel Eto'o's goal the only difference between the two teams. Brescia are preparing a change.
 
58′
Diamanti drifts a ball into the area but Maicon sees out Caracciolo. Kone tries again and sails the ball well over the bar.
 
56′
Yellow Card Panagiotis Kone
 
55′
A short corner for Inter and is played to Maicon and he picks out Sneijder 20-yards out and it's off the post!!! A fine effort from the playmaker. Brescia burst out the blocks and into attack, Kone is offside but stills hits the ball into the net; that is going to be a booking.
 
54′
Kone returns to the field and tries his luck from outside the area but it won't trouble Cesar.
 
53′
Yellow Card Maicon
 
52′
A nasty tackle from Maicon on Kone sees the full-back get a yellow card.
 
50′
Caracciolo skips away from Ranocchia and bares down on goal but the striker once more fires wide under pressure from Stankovic.
 
48′
Maicon finds himself surrounded by three blue shirts and surrenders the ball with a hopeful pass towards Pandev.
 
46′
We are underway in the second-half and Caracciolo again finds himself inbetween Lucio and Ranocchia but can't force a save from Julio Cesar.
 
 
Inter lead at half-time 1-0 and they will be more than happy with that. Eto'o broke the deadlock from close range following Ranocchia's header but Brescia's poor finishing is costing them. The home side have had seven shots and only managed two on target. Join us back in 15 minutes for the second-half.
 
45′
Lucio makes a fine headed interception to get the ball out of danger but Julio Cesar had the same idea and punched his own defender. Lucio stayed down for a moment but looks fine.
 
44′
A poor shot from Diamanti rolls well wide of Julio Cesar's left post. He has scored some crackers this season and Inter will not want to give him so much space in that area again.
 
43′
Yellow Card Andrea Caracciolo
 
43′
Caracciolo has been booked following his tangle with the official, the captain was clearly unhappy the referee's position lost him the ball.
 
43′
Caracciolo has been booked following his tangle with the official, the captain was clearly unhappy the referee's position lost him the ball.
 
42′
Caracciolo gets tangled with the referee and Eto'o releases Pandev on goal. He takes too long and tries to wriggle back in on goal, cleared for a corner.
 
41′
Bega drives forward down the middle and again Zambelli's cross fails to find a blue shirt in the area.
 
39′
Yellow Card Jonathan Zebina
 
39′
Zebina goes into the ref's little book for a foul in the middle of the park. Ranocchia knocks it forward towards Pandev but Arcari races off his line to claim.
 
38′
Zambelli's cross finds Kone in the box at the near post, only for the midfielder to sail a second chance over.
 
37′
Zebina shouts at his midfield for not chasing his header, once more Inter move the ball back with their 'keeper and start to break Brescia down again.
 
35′
Chance for Brescia but Caracciolo can't get his lob under the bar. Lucio and Ranocchia were dragged out to the left leaving a huge gap for the captain to sneak in, but his first touch allowed Julio Cesar to close the angle and the ball lands on the roof of the net.
 
33′
Stankovic steals the ball back for Inter, as the blues started to threaten. The home fans are becoming frustrated this looks all too simple for the Serie A champions.
 
32′
Zanetti earns his side a free-kick wide on the right. Inter are happy to just keep possession for now.
 
31′
30 minutes played and Leonardo will be delighted with what he has seen so far. His team have the lead and are totally dominant.
 
29′
A long ball forward from Brescia is cleaned up by Ranocchia, the home side have struggled to get close to Julio Cesar since their bright start.
 
28′
The Holland international gets his shot up over the wall this time but Arcari holds on well; Inter were waiting to pounce on the rebound.
 
27′
Yellow Card Fabio Daprelà
 
27′
Eto'o is dropping deep into the midfield and Brescia don't seem to know who is meant to be picking him up. Another free-kick slightly to the right of goal for Sneijder to line-up.
 
26′
The midfielder hobbled off uncomfortably but it wasn't obvious how he picked up the knock.
 
25′
Substitution Gaetano Berardi Fabio Daprelà
 
25′
The visitors kick the ball out for a Brescia player to receive treatment and Berardi is now being replaced.
 
23′
Sneijder shouts for handball 25-yards out but the referee isn't interested. Interesting to see the linesman had his arm up for Eto'o's goal but didn't put his flag up, the Cameroon international was very close to being offside.
 
22′
Ranocchia spins away from Caracciolo in his own box to make the clearance and Inter break quickly.
 
20′
Leonardo's men refuse to take their foot off the gas, Pandev this time trying his luck from 20-yards but fails to properly test Arcari.
 
18′
Assist Andrea Ranocchia
 
18′
Goal Samuel Eto'o
 
18′
Inter have the lead! Samuel Eto'o gets the final touch from a flicked corner at the back post to slot past Arcari. It was poor marking from Brescia and they have a lot of work to do now to pull themselves back in this game. 1-0!
 
16′
Pazzini fails to hold the ball in attack at the first attempt and wins a free-kick at the second. Inter are mixing their service into the forwards well.
 
15′
Inter work the ball quickly and sharply from Sneijder to Eto'o, Eto'o to Maicon and they have a throw-in. A nice move to work space for the Brazilian full-back.
 
14′
Brescia have a free-kick 40-yards from goal on the right, taken short but Zambelli's cross is poor.
 
13′
Nagatomo gets the better of Zambelli breaking down the left, the Japanese defender moves into the area and drills the ball at Arcari's near post, corner to Inter.
 
12′
Pazzini is lurking in some good positions for Inter but the ball over the top is just too long and runs through to Arcari.
 
10′
Sneijder flashes a shot a fraction wide of the left post following more good build-up play by Pandev. That was mighty close for the Dutchman.
 
9′
Caracciollo heads a decent effort but the striker places it straight at Julio Cesar.
 
8′
Pandev plays a neat backheel flick into the path of Pazzini on the edge of the box but the former Sampdoria striker can't reach the pass before his marker.
 
7′
Brescia continue to cause Inter problems, Cesar looks surprised as the ball reaches the middle of the box but the home team can't capitalise.
 
6′
Maicon concedes the first corner of the game and Brescia can apply some pressure. It was taken short and the cross finds Zebina, the defender tries twice to force a shot on goal but he is seen out for another corner.
 
4′
Brescia have woken up after that early free-kick for the Nerazzurri, Caracciolo trying his luck but hitting his effort into the stands.
 
1′
Inter begin brightly as Eto'o is taken down. Wesley Sneijder takes the free-kick but slams his effort into the wall.
 
 
Brescia: Acari; Zebina, Zoboli, Bega, Zambelli; Berardi, Vass, Kone, Hetemaj; Diamanti, Caracciolo.
 
 
Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo; Pandev, Zanetti, Stankovic, Sneijder, ; Eto'o, Pazzini
 
 
Welcome to the Mario Rigamonti stadium for Goal.com's coverage of tonight's fixture between Brescia and Inter. We are fifteen minutes away from kick-off. Team news to follow...
 
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