Saturday September 29, 2012 Day 6 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

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  1. Inter move third in table with first home win of season

    Inter move third in table with first home win of season

    Internazionale moved third in Serie A with a 2-1 home win over 10-man Fiorentina - their first home success of the season. More

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    • 90+4' Guarin booked for a late diving tackle on Roncaglia, but it makes no difference as the final whistle sounds. A 2-1 home win for Inter. They move up to third in the table.
    • 90+2' Andrea Stramaccioni and this Inter crowd so, so nervous here as Fiorentina manage to earn a corner. Handanovic comes to settle the nerves with a good take after the home defence failed to clear the initial corner.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Cassano trying to lift the crowd. Urging them to make some noise in these closing minutes.
    • 87' Fiorentina trying to rouse themselves for one final push up the park as Zanetti gets back in a defensive position.
    • 86' Inter trying to waste a bit of time. Tension palpable in the San Siro. Remember, Inter face city rivals Milan next weekend.
    • 85' Both teams have now had 14 shots on goal which suggests the 10 men of Fiorentina have put up a strong show tonight.
    • 84' Inter have not yet put this match to bed. Gargano felled by Jovetic, who will be booked for that challenge.
    • 83' Inter shuffle their pack for one last time this evening with Guarin taking over from the excellent Milito.
    • 82' Milito plays the ball behind Alvarez and the home fans are none too happy with that.
    • 81' Mudingayi given the nod for Inter as he arrives to replace the veteran Cambiasso. Inter so close to these three points.
    • 80' Migliaccio has been brought on to take over from Valero for the visitors.
    • 79' Another change coming here for Inter after Cassano takes a dive for no apparent reason. Referee doesn't want to know.
    • 78' Toni still proving to be a handful at the veteran stage of his career as Handanovic comes off his line to wallop the ball clear under pressure.
    • 77' Samuel rises in the box, but can't get his head on the corner-kick. On we go with Fiorentina pushing for this leveller.
    • 76' Nagatomo showing some decent movement as he dashes into the opposing box. His run is blocked and Inter have a corner here.
    • 75' Fiorentina battling hard with 10 men out there. Have not given up the ghost on this by any stretch.
    • 74' Viviano makes a brilliant stop to keep out the shot by Milito after some wonderful build-up work by Alvarez. Superb play from him.
    • 73' Alvarez has arrived to take over from Coutinho for Inter.
    • 72' Luca Toni has replaced Juan Guillermo Cuadrado for the visiting side.
    • 71' Milito dashes onto a lovely pass from Cassano. Fires the ball across the face of goal, but Viviano does just enough to nudge that shot away from goal.
    • 70' Cambiasso has been booked for a late challenge on Fernandez. Can have few complaints about that.
    • 69' A change coming here for Inter with Ricky Alvarez ready to enter the action.
    • 68' Cassano furious after Nagatomo fails to pick him out with a cross. Poor stuff really from the Japan international.
    • 67' Pasqual fires a ball into the middle, but Cambiasso is on hand to clear the danger. Inter look to break again.
    • 66' Lovely play by Fernandez to escape his marker before Jovetic is muscled off the ball by Cambiasso.
    • 65' Inter will go third in the table with a win here tonight which shows you that their away form has been good. They have played this like the away team for much of the night.
    • 64' Jovetic tries to play a neat little ball into the path of Valero. Heavy first touch though, and Inter escape that moment. Poor pass.
    • 63' Roncaglia is booked after going through the back of Cassano with a cynical tackle.
    • 62' The visiting side have been the better side at the start of this half, but suddenly find themselves in all sorts of trouble. A man down. And 2-1 down.
    • 61' RED CARD! Gonzalo takes out Nagatomo with a foolish tackle out wide. No need to make that tackle and he is off the park for a second yellow card.
    • 60' Think Inter are now operating with five men across the back as Nagatomo looks to break.
    • 59' Roncaglia produces some superb defending to stop Cassano from getting into the area. Inter suddenly playing on the counter attack.
    • 58' Cuadrado tries to hoist a cross into the Inter box, but Nagatomo is on hand to clear the danger. Not sure he knew too much about that clearance. Ball came back off his head.
    • 57' Cambiasso attempts to pick out Cassano with a hopeful ball, but he couldn't collect as the visiting defence mop up the danger.
    • 56' Romulo dances up the park before firing a shot a couple of yards wide of goal. Decent movement from a dangerous customer.
    • 55' A booking for Fernandez for a high boot on Samuel. Can't have any complaints about that.
    • 54' Pasqual guilty of a foul on Zanetti. Bit of shirt pulling and Inter can relieve the pressure.
    • 53' Jovetic tries to pull the ball back for Romulo, but Cambiasso is in there to clear the danger.
    • 52' Gonzalo with a ball from the back looking for the run of Valero, but just overcooks the pass. Inter continue to toil at the back.
    • 51' Romulo can't pick a pass 25 yards or so from goal. Inter standing firm with Samuel and Ranocchia at the heart of the defence.
    • 50' Jovetic almost on the end of the cross from Valero. Inches away from connecting. Handanovic happy to see that nestle in his hands.
    • 49' Pasqual slams the free-kick into the wall, and Inter survive that moment.
    • 48' Samuel takes out Fernandez on the edge of his own box, and this is a real free-kick chance for the visiting side. Clumsy tackle by Samuel.
    • 47' A change at half-time for the visiting side with Ljajic departing to be replaced by Fernandez.
    • 46' We are off and running then in this second period. All to play for.
    • 45+1' No success from the corner and the referee's whistle sounds. A 2-1 lead at the break for the home team.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on here.
    • 43' Inter try to break from the Ljajic ball, but the move ends with Zanetti missing the target with a hopeful attempt. Deflected. Get the corner out of it.
    • 42' Milito sees a shot spin inches wide of goal from 23 yards or so. Brilliant effort from the European Cup winner.
    • 41' Could easily have been 2-2. Thankfully, Handanovic is back on his feet. On we go then towards the break. Inter might be happy to get into the dressing room here.
    • 40' A heavy first touch by Ljajic as he bounded in on the home goal. Brave piece of goalkeeping by Handanovic to deny him the space he needed.
    • 39' Not sure what was going on with that Inter defence there. Simply all at sea. And here come the visitors again.
    • 38' GOAL! Romulo heads home from Pizarro's cross and the visiting side are right back in this match. Only the third league goal of his career. Inter with the 2-1 lead.
    • 37' Inter have had four shots on goal and scored with two of them. A 50 percent success rate is not too terrible.
    • 36' Roncaglia watching Nagatomo like a hawk there as he tried to dance into the opposition box Fiorentina defence was nowhere to be seen at that second goal.
    • 35' Coutinho drills a shot straight down the middle of the goal. Viviano falls on the shot from 22 yards or so.
    • 34' Against the run of play, but the home side are suddenly two goals to the good. Looks like their seasonal home sickness might end this evening.
    • 33' GOAL! Cassano darts onto the ball as Cambiasso let it slide through. Brilliant finish by Cassano inside the box with the goalkeeper heading in the opposite direction. Inter lead 2-0.
    • 32' Those Inter fans - small in number though they might be - are looking a bit nervous. Fiorentina have certainly had the better of these past 15 minutes.
    • 31' Ranocchia has collected a booking here for a late challenge on the lively Jovetic.
    • 30' Devastating pass by Coutinho to split that Fiorentina defence wide open. On we go with Inter leading 1-0.
    • 29' Brilliant piece of attacking play by Inter on the counter attack sees Milito bring a fine save out of Viviano in the visiting goal. Almost a second with Inter's first offensive move for 15 minutes.
    • 28' Ljajic throws a lovely ball into the heart of the box, but Juan is back to clear the danger.
    • 27' Referee speaking to a few players. Plenty of jostling in that box before the free-kick is taken.
    • 26' Samuel is going to be booked here for a cynical late challenge on Jovetic. His third yellow card of the campaign.
    • 25' Roncaglia takes out Cambiasso with a late challenge. Inter have the free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 24' Jovetic showing signs of real class going forward for the home side, but that is a brilliant tackle by Samuel to deny him space in the home box.
    • 23' Handanovic down to make another sharp stop from the effort by Jovetic.
    • 22' Romulo tries to bound beyond Ranocchia, but can only lift the cross straight over the bar and out of play.
    • 21' Fiorentina earn a third corner in quick succession, but Gonzalo can't get his head on the ball from Ljajic. Wonderful delivery.
    • 20' Each of Diego Milito's three goals in this Serie A season have come in the first 20 minutes of play.
    • 19' Handanovic gets down to tip a shot behind the post from Ljajic's free-kick. Close but no cigar.
    • 18' Milito whacks the shot against the bar! So close to a second from 12 yards. Lovely first touch by Milito to control the Cassano cross.
    • 17' Gonzalo has picked up a yellow card for his troubles in handling the ball. Inter looking for more goals here.
    • 16' GOAL! Milito smashes the ball low and hard into the net. Inter are on the road here to a first home win of the season. Bit fortunate. But have to take that decision.
    • 15' PENALTY TO INTER! Gonzalo penalised for a handball from Zanetti's cross into the box. That looked a bit harsh it must be said.
    • 14' Inter trying to get themselves on the ball. Coutinho crosses the ball as Viviano punches clear. Pressure still on the visiting side.
    • 13' Tomovic fells Cassano and that will be a free-kick to the home side just inside the visiting half.
    • 12' Samuel having to look lively to clear the ball away from Jovetic in the Inter box. We remain at 0-0. Neither defence overly impressive.
    • 11' Cambiasso smashes a volley inches wide of the goal from 25 yards. Much, much better from Inter. The visitors almost caught napping there.
    • 10' Inter earn their second corner of the match. Ball breaks to Coutinho 25 yards out, but his shot deflects narrowly wide. Almost the opening goal for Inter.
    • 9' Cuadrado darts to the edge of the Inter box. Narrowly fails to pick out Romulo. Best move of the match so far with Inter all over the place in their own half.
    • 8' Coutinho brings down Cambiasso in the home box and that will be a free-kick to the visitors. No real pattern so far to this Inter side. All very shapeless.
    • 7' Tomovic brings down Milito and that will take the pressure off of Inter a bit here. Fiorentina looking far from overawed about this match.
    • 6' Antonio Cassano has already scored six goals against Fiorentina in Serie A - only against Juventus and Parma has he netted more with seven.
    • 5' Cassano tries to pick out Milito seconds later, but enough white shirts back defending the cross. A very solemn sort of atmosphere in the San Siro.
    • 4' Gargano crunches into the back of Pizarro and that will be a free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 3' Not exactly a full house in the San Siro for this match. The visiting side earn an early corner before Coutinho brings the ball clear for Inter.
    • 2' Remember Inter are without Wesley Sneijder, Rodrigo Palacio, Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic and MacDonald Mariga this evening. Cassano starting in attack alongside Milito with Coutinho offering some support.
    • 1' Fiorentina get the match off and running. The visiting side in their changed kit of all white.
    • 19.40 Here is a review of the action so far today in Serie A including a 1-0 win for Napoli against Sampdoria in Genoa. Cavani penalty sees Napoli edge Sampdoria in Genoa
    • 19.35 Teams for you: Inter: Handanovic; Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Gargano; Coutinho; Milito, Cassano////Fiorentina:Viviano; Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Tomovic; Cuadrado, Romulo, Pizarro, Borja Valero, Pasqual; Ljajic, Jovetic
    • 19.30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Inter Milan against Fiorentina from Serie A. A 7.45pm kick-off at the San Siro in this one.

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  1. @Half a brain and Buster : Get a life you miserable­ lifeless kids .

    From Nerazzuri, on Mon 1 Oct 2:09
  2. @Half A Brain Get a life

    From Triplete Mania, on Sun 30 Sep 23:43
  3. Not a single comment on this poor Inter team. Where are­ the fake fans gone? LoL

    From Half A Brain, on Sun 30 Sep 21:31
  4. forza la violla

    From basel, on Sun 30 Sep 21:08
  5. Damn..Milito has wasted 2 great chances..better not­ come back to haunt us.And F U buster!

    From Mr.EvoLuTioN, on Sun 30 Sep 20:35
  6. who makes the difference is Coutinho....right decision­ to line up Coutinho and send Gaurin into bench.

    From Yudho, on Sun 30 Sep 20:09
  7. penalty for the court champs. cheating at its best.

    From Buster, on Sun 30 Sep 20:08
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