Tuesday October 18, 2011 Group Stage: Group B Finished Stadium Lille Métropole

Lille OSC 0 - 1 Internazionale

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  1. Pazzini goal sends Inter top of group

    Pazzini goal sends Inter top of group

    Internazionale put their domestic woes behind them to go top of Champions League Group B with a scrappy 1-0 win at French champions Lille. More

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    Time:90'
    • Lille OSC
    • Internazionale
    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle. A 1-0 win for Inter. It wasn't pretty, but Inter pocket the three points. They go top of Group B.
    • 90+3' Hazard with a fine cross to the back post, but Cesar is there to claw the ball away. Basa back on his feet after colliding with a post.
    • 89' Four minutes to be added...
    • 88' Cesar with the long ball down the pitch. Inter just going to park the bus for these closing moments.
    • 87' Late flurry by Lille, but Lucio and Chivu look like they will see this one out as Basa pushes Lucio off the ball.
    • 86' Motta fouls Hazard, but Obraniak's cross from out wide clips the top of the bar before dropping over the Inter bar.
    • 85' Corner then to Lille but Obraniak's corner is knocked out of the Inter area by Maicon.
    • 84' Chivu concedes the corner, but Hazard's ball into the middle hits off the head of Debuchy and drops wide of the target. Goalkick to Inter.
    • 83' A pitch invader wearing a Marseille shirt is escorted off the park. Inter trying to keep their minds on their jobs in these dying moments.
    • 82' Debuchy rising well in the Inter box, but no real power on the header as Cesar gets back to claim the ball in the air. Inter almost over the winning line.
    • 81' Diego Milito is wheeled on for Pazzini, who scores with his only shot at goal in the match.
    • 80' Another change for Lille as Balmont is replaced by Gueye.
    • 79' Lille with seven attempts at the visiting goal in this half to one by Inter, but a lack of cutting edge is costing them out there.
    • 78' Beria fires a shot at goal from distance. Easy take for Cesar in the Inter goal.
    • 77' Cesar dives at the feet of Sow to nudge the ball away from danger. Lille pushing hard for this equaliser.
    • 76' Lille keeping the ball, but not hurting Inter. Obraniak tosses a cross into the heart of the Inter box, but Cesar collects.
    • 75' Change then for Lille as Obraniak takes over from Cole.
    • 74' Obi on the charge down the flank. Gets the ball into the heart of the home box, but Enyeama takes it out of the air.
    • 73' Maicon plays in Stankovic on the edge of the box. Fine effort by him, but Enyeama tips the shot over the bar. Corner from Maicon is poor, to say the least.
    • 72' Debuchy on the charge for Lille. Wins a corner, but Inter get Cole's corner out of harm's way. Inter have done little or nothing going forward in this half.
    • 71' Cole not happy after being pulled up for a late foul on Nagatomo. The England midfielder can't really see the sense in that decision.
    • 70' Hazard caught offside. Lille appealing for a penalty with Payet's shot appearing to flick off the hand of an Inter player in the box, but nothing doing.
    • 69' Maicon knocks out the cross by Cole. Needlessly gives away the corner. Maicon having a rueful smile there.
    • 68' Dejan Stankovic is thrown on for Inter to replace the quietish Sneijder.
    • 67' Cole lobs a shot narrowly over the bar seconds later. Better spell of attacking play by Lille.
    • 66' Payet sends a shot spinning towards goal from the edge of the area. Best effort of the night from Lille, but Cesar dives to fist the ball past a post.
    • 65' Change coming for Inter with Zarate heading out of the action to be replaced by Obi.
    • 64' Payet replaces Pedretti for Lille.
    • 63' Cole flagged offside in the area as his shot is saved by Cesar. Couple of changes coming for both sides.
    • 62' Balmont finds a spot of space in the Inter box, but Lucio stands tall to make a fine tackle in the box. Corner to Lille.
    • 61' Not seen too much of Sneijder tonight. His cross flies into the arms of Enyeama in the Lille goal.
    • 60' Inter continue to break. Maicon this time on the ball, but they are forced to win it back within seconds as Chivu tackles Sow from Balmont's pass.
    • 59' Lucio a bit late on Mavuba and Lille again get the chance to see if they can make their territorial advantage count for something.
    • 58' Balmont with the ball up the line. Sow fails to get on the end of it. Inter quick to pick up those key second balls.
    • 57' On come the medics All looked a bit innocuous, but he is on his feet seconds later and on we go. Nothing much to write home about...a bit like this game so far.
    • 56' Pazzini and Chedjou collide going for a loose ball. Chedjou seemed to take a hand in the eye.
    • 55' Pedretti is the latest man into the book for a late sliding tackle on Zarate.
    • 54' Hazard seemed to be clipped by Nagatomo. Stayed on his feet. Would have been interesting if he had gone to ground in the box.
    • 53' Balmont goes beyond Nagatomo, but the cross is far too near Cesar in the visiting goal. Easy enough take for him.
    • 52' Lille doing plenty of running around, but not showing any real signs so far of unlocking this Inter back line.
    • 51' Motta picks up a booking for a late tackle on Hazard.
    • 50' Sow with the shot from 25 yards. Ball deflects off a white shirt, but easy enough take for Cesar in the visitng goal.
    • 49' The fans begin to whistle with some intensity. Lucio on the ground. Not sure what happened there. He is back on his feet seconds later and on we go.
    • 48' Former Inter midfielder Patrick Vieira in the stands watching this one. Nagatomo short with a passback, but Cesar comes out to win the ball from Sow. Nifty piece of footwork there.
    • 47' Cole not getting much change out of Chivu there as he tried to test out the visiting defender's speed on the deck. Solid defending.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second half in Lille. Cesar immediately hammers the ball long.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. A 1-0 lead for Inter. Not the greatest of games, but Inter have the advantage.
    • 44' Maicon comes in from the wing. Thumps a shot at goal, but the ball is sent spinning wide. One minute to be added to the half.
    • 43' Basa on the deck needing a spot of treatment. He is back on his feet somewhat unsteadily. Claudio Ranieri looking on impassively.
    • 42' Maicon swings the ball from one side of the park to the other. Ball broke to Zarate, but he is deemed to be offside.
    • 41' Another booking this time for Chedjou after he went through the back of Pazzini.
    • 40' Hazard with this one from 25 yards out or so. Pazzini back doing some sterling work to head clear. Lille on the ball at the halfway line.
    • 39' A booking for Chivu after he took out Mavuba with a late, late challenge. Free-kick to the home side.
    • 38' Cole showing that he has lost none of his awareness and ability to pick out a pass. Inter back on the ball seconds later.
    • 37' Sow making a strong run through the middle from Cole's pass, but Cesar races from his line to collect. Fine awareness by the Inter goalkeeper.
    • 36' You can read about CSKA's win over Trabzonspor in the other Group B game here... Doumbia seals CSKA win
    • 35' Fine run by Zarate. Got the shot at goal, but Basa was back to make the block. Inter seeking a second goal that may well kill this match off.
    • 34' A win here would see Inter top the section with six points after CSKA Moscow overcame Trabzonspor 3-0 earlier on Tuesday.
    • 33' Cesar rolls the ball out to Lucio as the visitors again keep the ball. Inter in no rush to send bodies flying forward.
    • 32' Maicon doing a spot of shouting and bawling. He is unhappy about something or other as Beria goes to ground. Rather easily, it should be added.
    • 31' Pedretti lets fly from distance, but no real venom on the shot as Lucio bundles it clear. Inter quick to pick up again.
    • 30' Hazard getting the better of Cambiasso out wide. Again Lille trying to cut a dash through that Inter defence.
    • 29' Lille have only lost one of their last 10 home matches in European competition, a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon in last season’s Europa League.
    • 28' Inter have not really done much apart from that goal. Sign of a good team perhaps. They will take it all night long whatever else is said.
    • 27' Balmont is penalised for a handball. Cesar with the free-kick from deep in his half.
    • 26' Inter fans in full voice behind a goal. Fine run by Cole. Got himself to the edge of the box only to lift the shot over the bar.
    • 25' Pazzini fouls Pedretti. Sneijder was ready to break, but he is brought back by the whistle of Webb.
    • 24' Debuchy with the chip into the area, but Cesar is busy again to claw the ball out. Fine goalkeeping.
    • 23' Cole lifts the ball over the bar from distance seconds after Cesar had punched out a shot. Lille with a spirited response.
    • 22' No chance for Enyeama in the goal. Was beaten all ends up by that one. First real Inter attack of the night and they make it count.
    • 21' GOAL!! Inter open the scoring. Thumping finish by Pazzini from a volley inside of the box. Great cross by Zarate.
    • 20' Chivu got back there to get a touch on the shot by Hazard. Decent defending by the Romanian.
    • 19' Easier said than done as Zarate runs the ball out of play. Pedretti with a corner seconds later, but it evades the box as Inter win it back.
    • 18' Balmont late on Sneijder, but Maicon has his pocket picked seconds later. Inter back on the ball. Looking to keep it and build an attrack.
    • 17' Pedretti late on Pazzini, but Lille can collect seconds later. Zanetti then in to win the ball for the Italian side.
    • 16' Just remember you can keep in touch with all the latest news from the Champions League with us.... Live Champions League Scores
    • 15' No real quality so far, and no real chances here. Inter break through Zanetti, but the move breaks down seconds later. Story of this half so far.
    • 14' Maicon takes out Beria. Ref Howard Webb not reaching for the book. Didn't look a bad challenge.
    • 13' Lille looking to get some pace into their play. Cole plays the ball to Beria, but he just lifts the ball out of play. All very disppointing.
    • 12' Inter playing keep ball before Maicon hammers in another useless cross. All so easy for Enyeama who takes with no problems.
    • 11' Pedretti takes out Pazzini and the visiting side have another free-kick. All a bit one-paced at the moment.
    • 10' Decent break by Zanetti. Throws over the cross, but that is food and drink for Enyeama who comes out to collect with no dramas.
    • 9' Cole and Lucio go for the ball, but the big Brazilian does enough to ease it over the line. Inter with possession deep in their half.
    • 8' Pazzini with the header out from Hazard's delivery. Lille certainly enjoying the better of the early moments. Inter pressed back.
    • 7' Motta goes in late on Hazard as he tried to dash up the line. Another free-kick out wide for Lille.
    • 6' Zarate concedes a free-kick after fouling Balmont, but Sow is deemed to be offside seconds later.
    • 5' Chivu takes out Cole with a late tackle. Lille trying to build a bit of pressure early on.
    • 4' Lille have won just two of their last 11 matches in European competition, with five draws in that run including both matches this season.
    • 3' Sneijder goes for power, but fails to get hold of the shot. No shot or cross and that is an easy take for Enyeama in the home goal.
    • 2' Zarate taken out late by Basa and the visiting side have an early free-kick chance from 35 yards out.
    • 1' Lille get us off and running in this one. Lovely night for the match. Pitch is perfect.
    • 19.42 The Champions League theme gets an airing and we are ready to go here with this one after the teams exchange handshakes.
    • 19:40 Teams on their way out for this one. Inter in their changed white strips, Lille in red at home.
    • 19:35 Lille have won four and drawn one of their six matches against Italian opposition in European competition, but their only defeat came last time out in the 2009-10 Europa League against Genoa. Inter have won none of their last six European matches against French sides, losing three and drawing three.
    • 19:30 Lille manager Rudi Garcia comments: "We could not have asked for a better result at Auxerre in order to prepare for our game against Inter. Auxerre had been playing well and had not lost at home this season until now. Our performance and the win has given my players confidence but it's also a great result for the team. We now hope to get our first victory in the Champions League this season."
    • 19:25 Inter boss Claudio Ranieri is looking for a big response from his side after recent adverse results. He said: "No one is happy and we must react to come out of this situation. Although we have to take it one step at a time, we need to hurry up and start to get things right. My players are disappointed and unhappy, as am I. But we have to remain focused and be ready because we face a very difficult game at Lille."
    • 19:20 Inter fans will be thrilled to see Wesley Sneijder in the side tonight, while Lille will be looking to Joe Cole - who has been a hit since his loan move from Liverpool - to provide the inspiration.
    • 19:15 The omens don't look good for Inter: they haven't won in France since 1997.
    • 19:10 Tonight's ref is England's very own bald eagle, Howard Webb.
    • 19:05 The teams are in: LILLE: Enyeama, Debuchy, Basa, Chedjou, Beria, Balmont, Mavuba, Pedretti, Cole, Sow, Hazard. Subs: Mouko, Gueye, Payet, Obraniak, Rozehnal, Bonnart, Jelen. /////// INTER MILAN: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Chivu, Nagatomo, Zanetti, Thiago Motta, Cambiasso, Zarate, Sneijder, Pazzini. Subs: Castellazzi, Stankovic, Caldirola, Obi, Milito, Jonathan, Crisetig
    • 19:00 Lille have not conceded a goal in their last three matches against Italian opposition, having beaten Genoa and Fiorentina and drawn with AC Milan in recent years.
    • 18:55 These two sides have never before faced each other in a competitive match, so we're in uncharted territory tonight.
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of this Champions League clash between Lille and Inter Milan. Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time, we'll have all the team news and build-up from an hour before then.
  • Summary

    • 77' Cesar dives at the feet of Sow to nudge the ball away from danger. Lille pushing hard for this equaliser.
    • 73' Maicon plays in Stankovic on the edge of the box. Fine effort by him, but Enyeama tips the shot over the bar. Corner from Maicon is poor, to say the least.
    • 66' Payet sends a shot spinning towards goal from the edge of the area. Best effort of the night from Lille, but Cesar dives to fist the ball past a post.
    • 62' Balmont finds a spot of space in the Inter box, but Lucio stands tall to make a fine tackle in the box. Corner to Lille.
    • 50' Sow with the shot from 25 yards. Ball deflects off a white shirt, but easy enough take for Cesar in the visitng goal.
    • 35' Fine run by Zarate. Got the shot at goal, but Basa was back to make the block. Inter seeking a second goal that may well kill this match off.
    • 21' GOAL!! Inter open the scoring. Thumping finish by Pazzini from a volley inside of the box. Great cross by Zarate.
    • 19:05 The teams are in: LILLE: Enyeama, Debuchy, Basa, Chedjou, Beria, Balmont, Mavuba, Pedretti, Cole, Sow, Hazard. Subs: Mouko, Gueye, Payet, Obraniak, Rozehnal, Bonnart, Jelen. /////// INTER MILAN: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Chivu, Nagatomo, Zanetti, Thiago Motta, Cambiasso, Zarate, Sneijder, Pazzini. Subs: Castellazzi, Stankovic, Caldirola, Obi, Milito, Jonathan, Crisetig

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