Sunday November 27, 2011 Day 13 Finished Stadio Artemio Franchi-Montepaschi Arena

Siena 0 - 1 Internazionale

  • Castaignos 89’

  1. Inter leave it late to sink Siena

    Inter leave it late to sink Siena

    Substitute Luc Castaignos scored at the death to give Inter Milan a much needed 1-0 victory away to Siena at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Siena
    • Internazionale
    • 90+3' And there's the full-time whistle! Inter snatch three points in dramatic fashion! Thanks for joining me, follow me on Twitter for more news & discussion of world football @liamhappe
    • 90+2' Two minutes of the three added on played, one more to go. Cesena and Palermo have doubled their leads, Cagliari and Bologna are tied 1-1.
    • 90+1' It's gone from bad to worse for Siena, Brienza gets his second yellow. He's off! He kicked the nearby corner flag into two pieces in frustration at losing out to Nagatomo. Silly boy.
    • 90' Great turn from the sub recieving Motta's simple short pass into a crowded box, and effortlessly finds the near post.
    • 89' CASTAIGNOS! INTER HAVE THEIR GOAL!
    • 88' Yellow for Stankovic, who deliberately trips Mannini to prevent Siena from breaking.
    • 87' Pazzini cleverly backheels a cross to the far post back towards the 'D', where Stankovic shoots off-target. Stylish, but surely they'll take a goal any way they can right now.
    • 85' But it's Motta who'll go for goal - and that's a great diving save from Brkic to deny him!
    • 84' Delays aplenty as the referee forces the wall back ten yards.
    • 38' Castaignos wins Inter a free-kick 20 yards out and central when he's clipped by Bolzoni mid-tekkers.
    • 82' Diego Milito comes on for compatriot Cambiasso in the game's final substitution. Attack-minded switch from Ranieri.
    • 81' Brienza gets a yellow for a foul inside the Inter half.
    • 80' Here come Inter again, good through pass to Pazzini inside the box but the flag goes up. Good interception by Rossettini before he can pull the trigger, anyway.
    • 79' Siena break but it ends up with Cesar.
    • 78' Nagatomo goes down in the box. He claims he was checked by Bolzoni as he tried to get onto a quick throw-in on the right-hand edge of the box. Replays show he may have had a bit of a case, but the benefit of the doubt always goes to defenders in those kind of collisisons.
    • 77' The initial delivery is cleared but Inter will whip it in again and Pazzini's header goes over.
    • 76' Castaignos does well to get down to the byline on the left wing, before opting to buy the corner off the feet of Vitiello.
    • 75' Final switch for the home side sees Larrondo sacrificed to bring on Pablo Gonzalez.
    • 73' Cesar is impeded as he goes to catch, and wins the free-kick.
    • 72' Zanetti concedes another corner, heading out the cross by Larrondo.
    • 71' We have another goal elsewhere, and it's at Cesena where the hosts have taken the lead with 20 minutes left to play. Adrian Mutu from the penalty spot gives them the lead against Genoa.
    • 70' Here we go: Gazzi will make way for Francesco Bolzoni.
    • 69' Siena are thwarted by the offside flag. Another sub appears imminent, too.
    • 68' Larrondo somehow escapes a booking for a cynical foul on Obi out on the left.
    • 67' Brkic dives to punch the in-swinger away, but only as far as Stankovic! Shot's closed down! Pazzini may have a chance in dangerous range now, but he cannot get control of the ball and it's cleared away!
    • 66' Stankovic's cross is put behind for a corner.
    • 65' Inter enjoying a decent bit of sustained possession now for the first time in a little while.
    • 64' Brienza volleys the corner well off-target from the edge of the box. First Siena change sees skipper Calaio replaced by Ferreira Reginaldo.
    • 63' Stankovic loses possession in his own final third and a slick passage of one-touch passes leads to Zanetti heading it out for a corner to deny Calaio a serious chance from close range!
    • 62' Dangerous early cross from the left by Brienza, but it just misses a couple of team-mates and is headed to safety.
    • 61' Looks like Siena will be making their first change shortly.
    • 60' Larrondo goes down in the box under pressure from Samuel, but is told to get up by the ref.
    • 59' Once again, the corner comes to nothing.
    • 58' Nagatomo's speculative drive is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 57' Inter actually made a double change at half time which wasn't really flashed up on the screen by the Italian coverage: Luc Castaignos is on for Zarate, while Joel Obi replaced Alvarez.
    • 56' Cesar is none too pleased with his defenders at the moment, nor the rest of the side either, probably. But here come the former European champions and Stankovic fires wide from distance.
    • 55' Another corner now for Siena, who are looking brighter in this second half so far. Calaio meets it at the near post but gets under it with the header and the ball ends up in Row Z.
    • 54' Superb sldiing challenge from Brienza to halt the impressive run of Nagatomo.
    • 53' Siena launch another good counter, but Larrondo is unable to find the target from inside the 'D'.
    • 52' Siena win a corner on the right, which D'Agostino takes but Inter head clear.
    • 51' Pazzini attempts to leave a ball into the Siena box from the left for the run behind him by Zarate, but it's cut out by Del Grosso.
    • 50' Motta tries a long through pass but it goes all the way back to Brkic.
    • 48' The striker then meets a raking diagonal pass with perfect timing, only to fluff the volleyed finish. It goes well wide and Inter have the goal kick.
    • 47' Calaio triggers the flag from Terzi's through pass.
    • 46' The visitors get the second half underway.
    • 45+2' Half-time. Still goalless. Follow me on Twitter - @liamhappe
    • 45+1' Just the one minute of added time at the end of the first half.
    • 45' Complacency at the back from Inter and Calaio gets space for a shot on the edge of the box... and it rolls agonisingly wide of the far post!
    • 43' Another Inter attack comes to nothing more than a Siena defensive throw.
    • 42' Only one goal in the four Serie A games which kicked off at 2pm GMT today: Miccoli put Palermo ahead at home to Fiorentina in the 22nd minute.
    • 41' Nagatomo wins Inter their fourth corner of the game, which Brkic punches to safety.
    • 40' Pazzini concedes a free-kick in the box for a nudge into the back of his marker after the throw-in is crossed into the box.
    • 39' Neat back-heel by Zarate into the path of Zanetti down the left is cut out by Vitiello.
    • 38' Booking for Terzi, a cynical challenge on Pazzini on the edge of the centre circle.
    • 37' Siena's long punt upfield is headed out for a throw by Ranocchia.
    • 36' Siena possession ends fast and Inter start their move again with a defensive throw.
    • 35' Alvarez has a cross blocked at the near post.
    • 34' Inter win a freekick on the halfway line to the frustration of the home fans.
    • 32' Siena continue to attack and Mannini's diving header is off-target.
    • 31' Rapid-fire break from Siena! Brienza fires over the bar!
    • 30' Another corner for Inter coming up, another spat for the ref to deal with in the box as Ranocchia tussles with his marker. Here comes the ball... Brkic fluffs his catch! Cambiassio's shot is closed down! As is Ranocchia's!
    • 29' It's about 27-28 yards out and Zarate goes for the delivery into the packed box, but Siena get it away.
    • 28' Siena take a free-kick just inside the Inter half short, but lose possession and now it's the visitors' turn for a free-kick when Mannini trips Zarate.
    • 27' Ranocchia gets a head on it, but it's blocked from going in and Siena clear. Close call there.
    • 26' Another Inter corner coming up, but first the ref once again has to deal with handbags inside the box.
    • 25' ...but Gazzi is there to clear the cross in from the right.
    • 24' Goal kick from Siena is poor and Inter attack immediately from it...
    • 23' Siena almost get the ball into the Inter box, but the final pass is heavy and Cesar collects.
    • 22' Now it's D'Agostino with a foul on Motta. Both sides struggling to get a real flow in this one.
    • 21' Foul by Samuel on Calaio inside the Inter half.
    • 20' Larrondo's attempt to give and go with Vitiello goes astray.
    • 18' Siena defend well to deny Inter's possession to enter their final third and they soon have the ball back.
    • 16' Brkic catches a header on goal from Zarate after a cross from the right is nodded his way by Pazzini.
    • 15' Again, Siena fail to produce anything from the free-kick but are quick to snuff out Inter's attempt to capitalise on the breakaway.
    • 14' Yellow card makes its first appearance when Ranocchia pulls back Calaio to prevent him bursting forward into space on the left.
    • 13' It's Motta and Larondo. Both leave the field for treatment but return within seconds of the restart.
    • 12' Whistle goes as the corner comes in, both sides have a player down from a coming together.
    • 11' Zarate wins Inter their first corner when his cross is closed down by Rossettini on the left wing.
    • 10' Good low drive from 20 yards by Stankovic, plenty of mustard on that one but it's easy for Zeiljko Brkic in goal.
    • 9' It's cleared at the near post from D'Agostino's delivery.
    • 8' Siena win the first corner of the game.
    • 7' Foul in the centre circle by Motta, but Siena waste the free-kick. Inter counter, but the home side counter THAT. Nice passage of end to end football.
    • 6' Inter win a defensive free-kick. Slow start here.
    • 4' Alvarez's move down the right is cut out by Terzi.
    • 3' The hosts see an Inter attack out for a defensive throw.
    • 2' Calaio's deft flick gets him past Samuel on the right wing but he cannot keep the ball on the right side of the byline. Goal kick to Inter.
    • 1' And here we go.
    • 14:00 The two sides observe a minute's silence, and Siena will kick off.
    • 13:55 Inter are unbeaten in their 14 previous meetings against Siena in the top-flight, in light of 10 wins (including those of the last four meetings) and four draws. Kick-off is just five minutes away!
    • 13:50 Inter boss Claudio Ranieri: "In the Champions League, we have shown everyone that we have something extra, we'll now try to bring this into Serie A. We are managing ourselves out of the quicksand, but we still have to improve. I've already told the lads that we have to start thinking about Siena, who will be difficult to beat because they play as a team and have a very good coach."
    • 13:45 Siena manager Giuseppe Sannino: "We played on Thursday away late in the evening and this obviously affects our working week. Injuries aside, we will continue preparing for the match with Inter."
    • 13:40 TEAMS - Siena: 1 Brkic; 2 Vitiello, 13 Rossettini, 19 Terzi, 3 Del Grosso; 70 Mannini, 10 D'Agostino, 14 Gazzi, 23 Brienza; 11 Calaiò, 9 Larrondo. Subs: 25 Pegolo, 6 Angelo, 18 Gonzalez, 27 Belmonte, 36 Bolzoni, 80 Contini, 83 Reginaldo. /// Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Thiago Motta; 11 Alvarez, 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 28 Zarate; 7 Pazzini.
    • 13:35 Inter will recognise the important of racking up some league wins as they attempt to recover from their disappointing start. They currently sit in 16th place, but three points at the Artemio Franchi will put them on level pegging with the Bianconeri at 14 points - but it will take a four goal win to overtake them on goal difference today. Serie A table
    • 13:30 Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Serie A Sunday fixture between Siena and Inter Milan!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' It's gone from bad to worse for Siena, Brienza gets his second yellow. He's off! He kicked the nearby corner flag into two pieces in frustration at losing out to Nagatomo. Silly boy.
    • 89' CASTAIGNOS! INTER HAVE THEIR GOAL!
    • 85' But it's Motta who'll go for goal - and that's a great diving save from Brkic to deny him!
    • 78' Nagatomo goes down in the box. He claims he was checked by Bolzoni as he tried to get onto a quick throw-in on the right-hand edge of the box. Replays show he may have had a bit of a case, but the benefit of the doubt always goes to defenders in those kind of collisisons.
    • 67' Brkic dives to punch the in-swinger away, but only as far as Stankovic! Shot's closed down! Pazzini may have a chance in dangerous range now, but he cannot get control of the ball and it's cleared away!
    • 63' Stankovic loses possession in his own final third and a slick passage of one-touch passes leads to Zanetti heading it out for a corner to deny Calaio a serious chance from close range!
    • 60' Larrondo goes down in the box under pressure from Samuel, but is told to get up by the ref.
    • 48' The striker then meets a raking diagonal pass with perfect timing, only to fluff the volleyed finish. It goes well wide and Inter have the goal kick.
    • 45' Complacency at the back from Inter and Calaio gets space for a shot on the edge of the box... and it rolls agonisingly wide of the far post!
    • 31' Rapid-fire break from Siena! Brienza fires over the bar!
    • 30' Another corner for Inter coming up, another spat for the ref to deal with in the box as Ranocchia tussles with his marker. Here comes the ball... Brkic fluffs his catch! Cambiassio's shot is closed down! As is Ranocchia's!
    • 27' Ranocchia gets a head on it, but it's blocked from going in and Siena clear. Close call there.
    • 16' Brkic catches a header on goal from Zarate after a cross from the right is nodded his way by Pazzini.
    • 10' Good low drive from 20 yards by Stankovic, plenty of mustard on that one but it's easy for Zeiljko Brkic in goal.
    • 13:40 TEAMS - Siena: 1 Brkic; 2 Vitiello, 13 Rossettini, 19 Terzi, 3 Del Grosso; 70 Mannini, 10 D'Agostino, 14 Gazzi, 23 Brienza; 11 Calaiò, 9 Larrondo. Subs: 25 Pegolo, 6 Angelo, 18 Gonzalez, 27 Belmonte, 36 Bolzoni, 80 Contini, 83 Reginaldo. /// Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Thiago Motta; 11 Alvarez, 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 28 Zarate; 7 Pazzini.

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