Final score

15 March 2005 20:45

41' (2nd half) Adriano
18' (2nd half) Adriano
6' Adriano
24' (2nd half) Jorge Costa
referee Terje Hauge / linesmen H. Steinar, B.O. Hermann / 4th man S. Tommy
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47' Jorge Costa cuts out Veron's intelligent ball to Stankovic on the left wing then plays back to Vitor Baia.
47' Porto are awarded a free kick 25 yards out on the left for a C.Zanetti foul on Claudio.
47' Claudio's free kick goes out of play at the far post.
47' Half time. Inter 1 Porto 0 (aggregate 2-1).
45' There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
44' Another precise pass by Veron to Adriano. The Brazilian looks for space for a shot but is forced to pass square to Cruz, who is intercepted.
43' Excellent defending by Marco Materazzi. The Inter number 23 blocks a McCarthy shot from a tight angle and concedes a corner.
42' Pedro Emanuel tackles Adriano and Porto break down the left wing.
40' Porto win a free kick on the right wing for a J.Zanetti foul on Giourkas Seitaridis. Nothing comes of it.
40' Inter attack the Portoguese. Adriano's pass to Veron is intercepted by Jorge Costa.
39' Cruz receives in the middle of the park then floats a cross to Stankovic. Ricardo Costa intercepts and heads clear.
38' Claudio's diagonal shot from 20 yards is well wide of the right post.
36' Porto win another free kick, this time thirty yards out to the left of the Inter goal.
36' Cambiasso's headed clearance from the free kick falls to Adriano, who runs with the ball, takes on an opponent then plays wide to Veron, who is tackled on the left wing.
35' Claudio remains on the ground after a collision with Adriano in midfield. Free kick to the visitors.
33' Superb pass down the left by Cambiasso for Adriano. Pedro Emanuel beats the Brazilian to the ball, shields it then plays back to Vitor Baia.
32' McCarthy is flagged offside as Jorge Costa plays a long ball forward.
29' Inter work a move down the right. Stankovic crosses into the Porto six-yard box, where Pedro Emanuel does well to anticipate Adriano and deny the Brazilian a sure goal. Corner.
28' Veron's cross over the Porto defence for Stankovic is too long and Vitor Baia collects.
28' Porto attack back and Seitaridis shoots from the distance. McCarthy tries to redirect the Greek's shot into the net but Toldo denies the South African.
27' Seitaridis gets to the right-wing by-line then sees his cross go out of play. Goal kick.
26' McCarthy's low effort comes off Diego and goes out for a Nerazzurri goal kick.
25' Porto break and Cristiano Zanetti is booked for a foul from behind on Diego. The free kick is about 30 yards out.
24' At the other end Inter win an attacking throw-in on the right wing. Ze Maria takes it, Adriano plays back to Veron, whose low cross-shot is cleared by the opposing defence.
22' Porto win another free kick on the right, this time further out. Nuno Valente floats his cross to the far post, where Toldo anticipates an opponent and punches the ball to safety.
21' Nuno Valente plays the free kick into the middle of the box and after a bit of pinball the Nerazzurri clear.
20' Diego falls down after minimal contact with Cristiano Zanetti and Porto are awarded a free kick on the right side of the Inter goal.
19' Benny McCarthy's flicked pass to Diego is elegantly cut out by Marco Materazzi as the visitors look for a way through.
17' Ze Maria is fouled by Nuno Valente on the right wing. Free kick to Inter just inside the Porto half. The ball is played central to Mihajlovic, whose long ball back to the right is too high for Veron to keep in play.
16' A good chance for Inter. Javier Zanetti plays into the area from the left. Adriano's header is on target but too central and Vitor Baia makes an easy save.
15' Veron plays another pin-point ball to Adriano on the right. The Brazilian's cross in to the middle for Cruz is cut out and headed clear by Jorge Costa.
14' Stankovic's cross from the left-wing by-line goes out of play at the far post. Goal kick to Porto.
12' Veron sets up Adriano with a superb ball to the right wing. The Brazilian moves central, finds space for a shot then sees it blocked. Corner.
12' Mihajlovic's inswinging right-wing corner is headed clear by Nuno Valente at the near post.
9' Inter are playing the ball around with confidence in midfield and the Portuguese fail to muster an immediate reaction.
7' That was Adriano's 8th goal in the Champions League this season, including the two qualifiers against Basel.
6' GOOOAAAALLL!!!!! Adriano puts Inter in front. The Brazilian's left-footed shot from 10 yards out takes a deflection off Pedro Emanuel, loops over Vitor Baia and finishes in the roof of the net.
5' Vitor Baia comes off his line and sweeps clear with Adriano set to pounce.
4' Adriano is flagged offside as he races to meet a Cambiasso pass forward.
3' Claudio combines with Maniche as Porto attack down the left wing. The Porto striker's cross is weak and the Nerazzurri play the ball out of defence.
2' Javier Zanetti beats Seitaridis and Diego on the left then sees his cross blocked. Inter win an attacking throw-in. Veron also has a cross cleared.
1' Welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium for tonight's crucial Champions League Round of 16 return leg clash with Porto (first leg 1-1). A 0-0 draw or a win will see us through, while a 1-1 stalemate will force extra time. Any other scoring draw will see Po
1' Inter team news: With Cordoba and Favalli both suspended, it's Mihajlovic and Materazzi in the centre of defence, flanked by Javier Zanetti and Ze Maria. Adriano and Cruz start the match up front.
1' Porto team news: Captain Jorge Costa and Diego both return after missing the first leg through suspension, but the Champions League holders are without Luis Fabiano and Bosignwa.
1' Playing in their white strip, Inter kick off tonight's European clash. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
Minutes Text commentary
48' Mihajlovic's shot is blocked by Jorge Costa.
48' Van der Meyde takes on two on the right then crosses. Vitor Baia beats Martins to the ball and catches.
48' Full time. Inter beat Porto 3-1 (4-2 on aggregate) and we're through!!!!!
47' Jorge Costa is booked for shoving Javier Zanetti off the ball on the edge of the Porto box.
45' Two minutes of overtime to play.
44' Veron is applauded as he makes way for van der Meyde.
43' Maniche is booked for a foul on Veron.
42' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Adriano completes his hat-trick with a shot into the far corner after receiving from Veorn then turning an opponent inside the box.
40' Inter win a free kick 30 yards out for a Diego foul on Cambiasso. Veron floats the ball wide for Adriano. Nuno Valente cuts out the move.
38' Inter bring on Kily Gonzalez for Dejan Stankovic.
37' Inter win a corner after Pepe's sliced clearance from Veron's cross.
36' Incredible miss by captain Zanetti, who makes a 40-yard run on goal then sees his angled shot cleared off the line by Pedro Emanuel when a pass square to Martins would have meant a simple tap-in for the Nigerian.
36' Porto substitution: Pepe replaces Pedro Emanuel, who hurt himself during the goalline clearance.
33' Vitor Baia blocks Mihajlovic's effort at the far post.
32' Mihajlovic's inswinger is cleared.
32' Martins is brought down by Pedro Emanuel after a short run on goal. The free kick is 25 yards out.
31' Inter bring on Obafemi Martins for Julio Cruz.
31' Free kick to Inter 20 yards out on the right wing.
30' Maniche plays his free kick short to Diego, whose long-range shot is well-saved by Toldo at the right post.
29' Free kick to Porto in a central position over 40 yards out for a Veron foul on Maniche.
26' In space on the right edge of the Porto box Stankovic volleys Veron's pass wide of the far post.
23' Materazzi blocks McCarthy's shot from the edge of the Inter area and Porto win a corner.
23' Porto pull a goal back. Quaresma plays his corner into the six-yard box and Jorge Costa fires home from close range.
21' Porto bring on Postiga for Ricardo Costa.
20' Maniche plays wide to Seitaridis on the the right wing. The Greek's diagonal volley hits the right post.
18' GOOOAAAAAALLL!!! Adriano makes it 2-0. The Brazilian stabs past Vitor Baia after an excellent through ball by Julio Cruz.
17' A bit of trickery by Quaresma has the Nerazzurri midfielders in trouble.
17' The Nerazzurri waste a great chance for a second goal. Veron receives in acres of space on the left side of the Porto area then squares for Adriano, but the pass is misguided and Porto clear.
16' Ze Maria heads back to Toldo to deny McCarthy and Quaresma.
14' With Cruz in space in the middle of the Porto box Adriano sends a diagonal shot at the near post. Vitor Baia saves.
12' From the right edge of the Porto box Adriano half-volleys a yard wide of the far post.
11' Benny McCarthy's curling free kick is on target... Toldo catches.
11' Free kick to the Nerazzurri on the right wing.
10' At the other end Porto win a free kick in a central position 25 yards out for a Cruz foul on Costinha.
9' Adriano's free kick is blocked by Pedro Emanuel. And you can tell how powerful the Brazilian's shot was by the way the Portuguese defender was limping after.
8' Inter will have to keep their eye on Porto sub Quaresma, whose 20-yard shot with the outside of his right foot isn't far wide of the right post.
8' Inter win a free kick 40 yards out for a foul on Adriano.
7' Diego plays square to Quaresma five yards outside the Inter area. The Porto number 10 blasts over.
6' Free kick to Porto on the halfway line for a Materazzi shove on McCarthy.
5' Ze Maria makes an acrobatic clearance from Quaresma's dangerous left-wing cross when perhaps he should have left it for Toldo.
3' Then does the same again, but this time wide of the other post.
2' From just inside the Nerazzurri box Porto sub Quaresma pulls his shot well wide of the left post.
1' Porto kick off the second half.
1' The Portuguese have made a half-time switch, with Quaresma on Claudio.
1' Nuno Valente is yellow-carded for kicking Stankovic in the face.
Van Der Meyde
Kily Gonzalez
Ze Maria
Average rating 7.05
7 shots on target 7
5 shots off target 7
26 fouls committed 18
5 corners 3
12 offsides 1
20:11 ball possession 26:55
Couceiro v Mancini

The 1-1 draw at the Estadio do Dragao is the only previous meeting between the two coaches.


2004/05 Champions League Porto-Inter ---- 1-1

The referee: Terje Hauge

Terje Hauge was born in Bergen on 5 October 1965. An international referee since 1993, he has refereed Italian clubs in Europe on seven occasions (3 Italian wins, 3 defeats and 1 draw), and takes charge of an Inter match for the first time. In their only two matches refereed by a Norwegian official, Inter beat Sturm Graz 1-0 in the 1998/99 Champions League and drew 0-0 away to Sporting Lisbon in the qualifying round in 2002/03.

Who beats Porto wins cup

Porto play a European match on 15 March for the fourth time. In 2000 they drew 2-2 with Sparta Prague in the group phase of the Champions League, and were eliminated by Anderlecht (Cup Winners' Cup) and Liverpool (Uefa Cup) in 1978 and 2001. Both Anderlecht and Liverpool went on to win the competitions in those years.

Porto and 1-1 draws in 1st legs

Tuesday's match at the Meazza is the second time Porto play a European return leg after drawing the first leg 1-1. In 1999/00 they lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich after the first-leg stalemate in Portugal.

Inter: 50% chance of qualifying if 1-1 away draw in 1st leg

For the fifth time in their history Inter play a home return leg of a European cup competition match after a 1-1 draw in the first leg. And according to the stats, the Nerazzurri have a fifty percent chance of qualifying for the next round. In 1979/80 Inter were beaten 3-2 by Borussia Moenchengladbach after extra time, and lost 1-0 to Lugano in the 1995/96 Uefa Cup. Instead, the Nerazzurri beat Anderlecht 2-1 in the 1996/97 Uefa Cup thanks to a Maurizio Ganz brace, and beat Basel 4-1 in the Champions League qualifying round return leg last August.

Century of Euro-appearances for Davids

If he plays against Porto, Edgar Davids will make his 100th appearance in European cup competitions (34 for Ajax, 4 for AC Milan, 56 for Juventus and 5 for Inter). The midfielder made his Euro-debut in Orebro 0-1 Ajax on 2 October 1991.

Adriano, Martins close to records

Including the two qualifying round matches against Basel, Adriano has scored 7 goals in the 2004/05 Uefa Champions League. The Brazilian striker is just 2 goals away from equalling Hernan Crespo's club record of 9 goals in the 2002/03 edition of Europe's top competition for clubs. In the all time list of Nerazzurri scorers in the European Cup/Champions League, Adriano is in joint-fourth place with Obafemi Martins. The two forwards (8 goals each) are preceded by Mazzola 16 (goals), Jair (11) and Crespo (9).

Inter invincible at home

The last time the Nerazzurri let in a goal in a home European fixture was 311 minutes ago, when Sterjoski scored in the 49th minute of Inter 4-1 Basel on 24 August 2004. Inter have kept a clean sheet for the remaining 41 minutes of that match plus the entire games at home to Werder Bremen, Valencia and Anderlecht.

Inter close to unbeaten record in Champions League

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in 10 European Cup/Champions League matches (5 wins and 5 draws since the 5-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on 25 November 2003), and are now 2 games away from their record of 12 positive results: 10 wins and 2 draws between September 1963 and February 1995. Inter's first defeat in the competition was a 1-0 loss away to Glasgow Rangers on 3 March 1965.

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MILAN - We're through! The Nerazzurri go into the hat for Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw after a 3-1 (4-2 aggregate) victory over reigning European champions Porto at the Giuseppe Meazza thanks to a hat-trick by Brazilian centre-forward Adriano.

A scoreless draw was enough to qualify, but Mancini's men were leaving nothing to chance and got the early goal they needed when Adriano's left-foot shot from inside the box came off Pedro Emanuel then looped over Vitor Baia and into the net.

The Brazilian had a chance to increase the Nerazzurri's lead soon after but headed straight at the Porto goalkeeper after an excellent delivery from the left by Javier Zanetti. But he made no mistake eighteen minutes into the second half, stabbing Cruz's assist past Vitor Baia to give Inter breathing space.

Jorge Costa reduced the deficit with a close-range shot from Quaresma's corner to put Porto back in the frame, but when it rains, it pours. Adriano put a definitive end to his goal drought with his and Inter's third three minutes from time, receiving from Veron then turning Nuno Valente before sending a low drive into the far corner.

INTER 3-1 PORTO (HT: 1-0, AGG: 4-2)

Scorers: Adriano 6, 63, 87, Jorge Costa 68

INTER: 1 Toldo, 4 J.Zanetti, 6 C.Zanetti, 9 Cruz (30 Martins 76), 10 Adriano, 11 Mihajlovic, 13 Ze Maria, 14 Veron (7 van der Meyde 89), 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic (18 Kily Gonzalez 83)
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 5 Emre, 24 Gamarra, 32 Vieri
Coach: Roberto Mancini

PORTO: 99 Vitor Baia, 2 Jorge Costa, 3 Pedro Emanuel (7 Pepe 81), 5 Ricardo Costa (41 Postiga 66), 6 Costinha, 8 Nuno Valente, 16 Diego, 18 Maniche, 22 Giourkas, 23 Claudio (10 Quaresma, 46), 77 McCarthy
Subs not used: 13 Nuno E. Santo, 34 Meireles, 55 Machado, 61 Ivanildo
Coach: Jose Couceiro

Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)

Bookings: C.Zanetti 25, Nuno Valente 46, Maniche 88, Jorge Costa 90+2

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Vitor Baia
Zanetti 4 Jorge Costa
Zanetti 6 Pedro Emanuel
Cruz 9 Ricardo Costa
Adriano 10 Costinha
Mihajlovic 11 Nuno Valente
Ze Maria 13 Diego
Veron 14 Maniche
Cambiasso 19 Giourkas
Materazzi 23 Claudio
Stankovic 25 McCarthy


Carini 15 Nuno E. Santo
Emre 5 Pepe
Van Der Meyde 7 Quaresma
Kily Gonzalez 18 Meireles
Gamarra 24 Postiga
Martins 30 Machado
Vieri 32 Ivanildo