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September 17, 2011 7:45 PM BST
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza — Milano
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 47944‎
90′ +6
Thanks for joining me, Owen Neilson, if you're watching Atalanta - Palermo tomorrow, 12.30 kick off Italian time, you can hear me commentating the match live. Good night
90′ +5
Petering out, half chance at the back post for Inter, then a driven shot by Sneijder and a frustrated spit toward the referee. Lucio on the edge of the box dispossessed and that's all folks. Not good for either side this, probably the worst result in terms on the pressure that's going to be turned up. Final score Inter Milan 0 - 0 Roma.
90′ +2
Four minutes of added time at the San Siro, perhaps the magic will come .De Rossi unintentionally stamped on by Sneijder who was mid-air during the tackle. Both coaches cross-armed thinking about how to defend themselves in the press conference. Looks like De Rossi took one in the special area. Ouch!
Both sides happy with a point by the looks of it but La Gazzetta will tear a pound of flesh off both managers for this performance. Average
Great chance for Sneijder at the back post, deflected toward the Dutch star but a superb block
Heard Robbie Savage talking on Football Focus on the BBC today, he said Torres needs a run of games, "back him, show him you have confidence, and see what he produces." Now I'm not keen on Robbie Savage, bu there's something in that for Enrique and Gasperini
Yellow Card Simon Kjaer
Yellow Card for Kjaer tackle on Sneijder
Moratti comes into shot there for those of you watching around the world; looked lonely I thought. Don't underestimate the sharpness of the dagger
Substitution Diego Forlán Sulley Muntari
Forlan off, Sulley Muntari on
Substitution Fabio Borini Marco Borriello
Frustration from Inter and if you know Italian football, there's no way this will stand for long. And that goes two ways, Roma miraculously have been worse. I'll go out on a limb and predict a short life for Enrique and Gasperini
You've got to worry about either sides' title/European credentials after 2 games of Serie A, very average and unimpressive stuff from the 2009-10 Champions League champions particularly. Zarate tries to score a wonder goal on his right from the left of the box; over.
Sneijder found in space cutting in from the left, but instead of going for a shot the Dutch star tried to play in Zarate then has a shot of his own but well over
Totti curls a 40 yard free-kick toward the Inter six yard but Cesar is out to claim. Quick counter from the home side; out for a goal-kick
Roma taking a nice period of possession, moving the ball left to right without much progress, forced to pass back to the half-way line. I'm feeling for the hardy thousands who travelled up from Rome for this.Mission
Sneijder snap shot straight at Stekelenburg, sort of chested away by the sub keeper. The game hasn't exactly come to life but a little warmer. Disappointing to see many quality players crammed into a creaking formation
Great chance!!! Zarate with the best of the shot of the match , little shimmy shimmy shake shake, made space for himself and you couldn't get a porcini mushroom between the post and the ball on that one
Substitution Joel Obi Jonathan
Johnathan on for Obi
Not sure anyone wants to win this. Roma kick the ball away, Inter kick the ball away. Free-kick Roma this time, 35 yards to the left of the box
Substitution David Pizarro Fernando Gago
Substitution Diego Milito Mauro Zárate
meanwhile, Gago on for Pizarro, interesting change for Roma
Nagatomo has got some after-burners, when those legs get going the Roma defence know about it. Milito makes way for Zarate
Totti took a 30 metre run up for the kick which was of course a dummy for Pjanic to hit a metre over the bar
Pizarro, probably Roma's best player so far steps past a challenge then is felled 25 yards out, free-kick Roma
Pjanic making a nuisance of himself in the box and Inter are on the back foot, but manage to deal with it
Sliding challenge from Lucio decks Osvaldo, free-kick, apologies all around, good start from Roma but still looking for that gilt-edged chance
Free header for Milito after a free-kick from the right, flashed wide, and that was a good chance
Borini had the volley set for him after a cross from the right but hamered into Lucio; Roma keep possession
Osvaldo put clean through , left foot shot blocked by Cesar; corner for Roma
Ok ready to go again at the San Siro, no changes to tell you about
45′ +3
Stern words from Enrique and Gasperini, Inter desperately need a win tonight, as do Roma. Roma free-kick 35 yards out, last kick of the half, and Totti blasts over. It can only get better
45′ +1
Seconds to go until half-time, this is still anyone's, though it doesn't look Roma are too interested in winning it. Disappointing opening. 3 minutes of added time
Both sides exhibiting some ring-rust.Inter have had the best of the possession and Nagatomo's chance, but nothing special and Milan won't be worried. Borini went for a shot, well blocked and a corner for Roma
Nagatomo again on the right flank, but possession wasted in the Inter thrid. Roma are too quick in using the ball and gifting it back to the home side
Gasperini is sporting a lovely orange tan, beating Luis Enrique's dusky hue of brown
It might sound like I've been biased to Inter, but Roma not having much say in the match so far in any attacking sense.Pizarro tries a drive into the box but dispossessed by Cambiasso then customary theatrics from the felled man
Inter using the width provided by Nagatomo well, but still look a man short in defence. When is Gasperini going to realize 3-4-3 is doomed
Lovely triangles from Inter to make space, pass and move. Sneijder ultimately finding Nagatomo who's having a decent effort tonight, flashes his shot wide of the far post
Pass from Sneijder dummied by Milito looking for Nagatomo as he burst into the box, but free-kick goes against for a challenge on Taddei
Forlan with a difficult chance on the volley, trying something spectacular but mishits for a goal-kick
Slight miscommunication between De Rossi and Stekelenburg, ball passing across the six-yard box. No striker lurking luckily for Inter
Borini found at the back post, found by Totti and the volley from the striker is side footed wide
Long ball punted up the field by Cambiasso, too long and slightly impatient tactic from Inter.Neither side producing any quality with almost 30 minutes gone
First meaningful touch for Totti in a long while, tries to hit the cross into the middle but spoons it over the bar. Still on his summer holidays?
Late challenge by Pjanic and free-kick to Inter taken short into midfield. Obi tries to work something on the left wing but Sneijder hits his pass long
Luis Enrique happy to get his suit wet, out in the technical area for a cool down
Good defence from Inter as the game settles, but Inter are controlling things after 23 minutes
Milito with the drive from the right of the box, comfortable save, Inter using possession well in the last few minutes
Nagatomo played in by Zanetti, low cross from the Japanese star, corner kick
Diego Forlan with a 30 yard effort, no worry for the substitute keeper
That is of course Borini, one 'r'
Substitution Maarten Stekelenburg Bogdan Lobonţ
Borrini with a volley off a corner, hit it well but top block from Cesar
Yellow Card Lúcio
Concerned faces from Lucio most of all, lengthy stoppage and Bogdan Lobont from Steaua Bucherest on for the injured keeper, let's hope nothing serious
Corner kick easily dealt with, Roma break but lose possession and Cambiasso puts the ball over the top for Lucio, but great save by Stekelenburg who takes a knee to the temple and is knocked clean out!! taking medical attention now, play stopped
Free kick takes a deflection for a first corner, not much danger there
Nagatomo steals possession on the half way line and gallops toward Inter's box, Sneijder wins a free kick on the edge of the area. The Dutch star will fancy this
Osvaldo with the first real chance of the game, played in on the left of the box, but Cesar makes a simple enough save
It is absolutely belting down in Milan, surprised to see Gasperini's grey bouffant make its way out of the dugout
Roma with a lot of men in midfiled, trying to take advantage, but Inter on 3-4-3 have plenty numbers and Milito dispossessed before the final ball
Nagatomo found himself in space but De Rossi slammed the door and Roma take possession
A similar look to Inter's approach from Wednesday, sitting back and allowing Roma to control possession, waiting for the final ball. But looking solid enough at the moment
Long ball from Sneijder to Obi, good pressure in defence from Roma, but possession controlled by Inter in the opening stages
Greasy surface at the San Siro thanks to the early September rain.Pretty sure the ESPN commentators aren't in Milan, but you're getting reliable info on goal.com
Inter certainly had their confidence knocked with that shocker v Trabzonspor, expect them to start slowly tonight against a Roma side under pressure, or shoudl I say, an Enrique under pressure
Ranocchia takes a nocchia, getting his first app in SerieA this season, just knocking the ball about early on
Not packed at the San Siro, can't think the rain kept the fans away, maybe the bad start to the season
Inter gone with a 3-4-3 again, big test for Inter on that count.
Roma kicking off, trying to recover from 2-1 defeat at home to Cagliari last weekend
Gaspo looking for a fresh lung of air in this game, players on the pitch and ready to go
Pouring down in Milan,post thunder and lightning. Is it an omen for the match.Is Gasperini going to get hit by a bolt of something, we'll see
Hello and welcome, we're getting ready for Inter v Roma at the San Siro with me your wordsmith in Milan Owen Neilson
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