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March 6, 2011
• Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
Referee: C. Russo
• Attendance: 60000
G. Pazzini 50'
S. Eto'o 51', 57'
G. Pandev 71'
Y. Nagatomo 84'
R. Palacio 40'
M. Boselli 90'+
90' + 3'
Inter secure a massive victory today! Genoa were leading by one goal at half-time, but found themselves on the receiving end of a tough beating by Inter as Leonardo's men scored five times past Eduardo to turn the game around. Genoa clawed one back through Boselli in injury time, but it was too late, too little and it proved to be a mere consolation. It is good night from me, Vasil Kotsev! Join us in midweek for our live coverage of the second leg of the first knock-out stage of the Champions League. Bye, for now!
90' + 1'
Assist Rodrigo Palacio
90' + 1'
Goal Mauro Boselli
90' + 1'
BOSELLI SCORES! Surely a consolation goal! Palacio left CHivu for dead on the right wing and crossed for Boselli, who headed in confidently.
ANTONELLI! Palacio lifted a good ball over Inter's defence for Antonelli, who blasted his first time volley over the bar! Poor finish by the ex-Milan man.
That was quite a rout from Genoa here. Inter managed ruthlessly strike five times past Eduardo. Not a great day for the Portuguese goalkeeper.
That was Nagatomo's first strike since his transfer to the Serie A holders. It was a great strike, too.
Assist Houssine Kharja
Goal Yuto Nagatomo
NAGATOMO SCORES! Kharja picked out the Japanese international near the penalty spot, the wing-back managed to shield and turn with the ball before stabbing high in the net. Eduardo could havo done better as the whistled near him.
Chico replaces Kaladaze. The ex-Milan man did all he could to prevent the current Serie A title holders attacking storm, but to no avail.
Blasted over the bar from Rafinha. Wasted opportunity for Genoa here.
Kucka is brought down after a thunderstorm of flicks and dribbles. Free-kick for Genoa.
Nagatomo is about to come on for Ranocchia. Chivu will take the italy international's place in the centre of defence.
Moretti is brought down by Lucio with a horrible challenge, which leaves the Genoa man injured on the ground.
Paloschi leaves the pitch for Mauro Boselli and Kharja replaces Pazzini ...
Assist Wesley Sneijder
Goal Goran Pandev
Too late for that now as INTER SCORE A FOURTH GOAL! Horrible defending by Genoa! Dainelli was dispossessed in Genoa's box, the ball reached Sneijder who simply squared for Pandev.The striker had no room for mistake and finished into the open goal
Genoa have picked up their game in recent minutes, but have failed to halve Inter's deficit. Can they influence the game with the right substitute?
PANDEV! SO CLOSE! The striker dribbled on the right side of the box and managed to free up some space, but send a poor shot wide. Mnogo slabo!
KUCKA! Great strike! The midfielder was picked out on the right and unleashed a fierce shot which just went by Rannochia and Rossi, who could not react quickly enough and deflect it into the net.
OH, SO CLOSE FOR GENOA! Palacio managed to win the ball on the right side of Inter's box and crossed for Paloschi a yard off the goal line, but Julio Cesar somehow managed to parry the ball and it was cleared.
Rafinha takes it .... it FALLS TO PALOSCHI! Great intervention by Chivu, who managed to close down the angle and block the shot by the ex-Milan player.
Paloschi wins a corner for Genoa on the right ...
The question now is how will Genoa respond to this heartbreaking turn of events ... Do they have the strength to fight back?
Goal Samuel Eto'o
GOAL! INTER SCORE AGAIN! WONDERFUL STRIKE BY SAMUEL ETO'O! The Cameroon international pounced on Giandomenico Mesto and dispossessed him superbly, took the ball past two defenders before slipping in past Eduardo from the left side of the box. Great game so far for Samuel Eto'o.
Pazzini falls on the ground after a tough double challenge by Kaladze and Dainelli, but the referee obviously did not see a foul here.
Leonardo's man are attacking now with full force, looking for a third. Stunning beginning of the second half by Inter.
Assist Goran Pandev
Goal Samuel Eto'o
GOAL! INTER ARE INFRONT! ONE-MINUTE DOUBLE SALVO BY THE CURRENT SERIE A HOLDERS! Substitute Goran Pandev let it fly from distance and Eduardo spilt his shot in six-yard box and the ex-Barcelona man finished well from close range. What a twist of fate!
Goal Giampaolo Pazzini
GOAL! PAZZINI LEVELS THE SCORE! Eto'o released Maicon on the right, the wing-back took a few steps before crossing for the on-rushing Pazzin who ruthlessly stabbed the ball high in the net!
Great save by Eduardo! Sneijder whipped in the free-kick from Kaladze's foul and the Portuguese international managed to stretch enough to cover the left corner, but the ball was going out anyway.
Pandev has come on for Stankovic at half-time and is now on the ground after a horrible clash with Kaladze. The ex-Milan man is struggling on the ground, but as soon as he is up, he will be yellow carded.
Yellow Card Kakhaber Kaladze
The second half begins ...
45' + 1'
The first half is over with Genoa leading by one goal against Seria A holders Inter. The hosts had most of the chances so far, but Genoa have proven ruthless and scored from one of their two very good opportunities. Can Leonardo's men turn in around in the second half? Join us after the break to find out ...
Inter are trying t get back into the game before half-time, but with little success as Genoa are holding firm and seem to be comfortable to wait and hit on the break.
Against the run of play Genoa score with a stunning strike. It will be interesting to see where this game goes from here.
Assist Abdoulay Konko
Goal Rodrigo Palacio
GOAL! STUNNING STRIKE BY PALACIO! Genoa are in front! The speedy striker was picked out on the right wing by the brilliant Konko, accelerated in space and unleashed a mighty low shot which went in the left corner. No chance for Julio Cesar here as the finish was well placed.
PALOSCHI! WHAT A MISS! Konko did superbly on the right side of Genoa's box, managed to shield the ball before squaring for Paloschi near the left post, who just could not make good contact with the ball and poke it into the net from the tight angle. Goal kick for Inter
ETO'O! The striker went by three players on the right side of the box before unleashing a powerful low shot for the near corner. Eduardo managed to deal with his finish, however.
This time Stankovic is on the end of a high ball on the right side of the box by Eto'o, but his header goes high and wide. He should have done better.
PAZZINI! The striker was picked out on the left side of the box with a high ball, rose to head in, but his finish went over the bar. He seems to have committed a foul as well.
Genoa has been vary tame in attack today and, barring a few half-chances, have failed to threaten Julio Cesar in any way.
PAZZINI! Oh, what a chance! Eto'o was released down the left and drew three defenders before whipping in a low cross from near the byline, but Pazzini was too far away to finish from close range.
Fiorentina make it two against Catania with probably the most hilarious goalkeeping blunder of the round ... Meanwhile Liverpool are leading against Machester United courtesy of a brace by Dirk Kuyt.
Foul by Genoa in attack as Konko brings down Motta on the edge of Inter's penalty box. Moments later Kucka spots Lucio from advancing with a body block.
Wonderful one-two between Eto'o and Pazzini with the Cameroon international putting a very poor finish touch to this fine move. His finish from just outside the box fizzled wide of the right post.
Paloschi has the ball in the net, but it will not count as he was in an offside position before he was released by Kucka.
Maicon wins a corner off Moretti on the right ... seems like Inter have pinpointed Genoa's left flank as a weak spot ... Nothing comes out of the set-piece, though.
Was that a penalty? Eto'o was brought down by Moretti after the ex-Barcelona man was released by Snjeider on the right side of Genoa's box. Carmine Russo did not blow his whistle, though.
Sneijder is dispossessed by Kucka with a very bad challenge just outside of Inter's box and after some initial turinng on the ground the Dutchmanis back on his feet.
Palacio is crowded out of Inter's penalty box by no less than three defenders as he was just about to shoot from a very dangerous position. Some desperate defending here by the Club World champions.
Eto'ot has the ball in the net, but it is ruled out as the Cameroon international was offside.
Rossi is caught offside after a through-ball by Moretti in a rare Genoa attack on the left ... It was a pretty tricky decision as it seemed like Lucio was covering the offside.
SNEIJDER! The Dutchman played a wonderful one-two with Pazzini and unleashes a fierce shot which misses the target. Good drive by the Dutchman.
Maicon connects with the ball, but it goes out for a goal kick. Not much happening in the early minutes of this game ...
Eto'o wins a corner off Kaladze on the right, Sneijder takes it ...
The game begins ...
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's live coverage of today's game between Inter and Genoa. My name is Vasil Kotsev and I will be keeping you company for the next two hours or so ...
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