Final score

28 September 2005 20:45

Inter
4' (2nd half) Pizarro
Rangers
referee Kyros Vassaras / linesmen S. Tsolakidis, D. Bozatzidis / 4th man C. Zografos
Minutes Text commentary
46' Wome finds Martins with a long ball forward. The Nigerian flicks a header into the path of Julio Cruz, who is tackled by Krygiakos.
46' It's the last move of the half as Vassaras sends the teams into the changing rooms.
45' Rangers win another free kick, this time 20 yards out on the left. Ferguson's inswinger is blocked and cleared by Cordoba.
44' Another aerial foul by the Argentine defender, this time at the other end. Rangers' free kick is 35 yards out.
44' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Ferguson's outswinger.
43' Rodriguez beats Cruz to Figo's cross and Inter win a corner. Samuel commits a foul as he jumps to meet another Figo cross.
42' Kyrgiakos fouls Martins 25 yards out on the right. Free kick.
41' Another good chance for Inter as Solari whips in a cross from the left and Figo heads over from close range.
40' Inter attack back and Martins finds the side-netting with a low shot from the edge of the box.
39' Wome heads Prso's cross out for a right-wing corner.
39' The Cameroonian clears as Kyrgiakos tries to find space for a shot.
38' El Jardinero's penalty comes off the post! What a let off for Rangers.
37' Waterreus is booked for protesting.
36' Materazzi's long ball forward is far too long for Cruz and Waterreus collects.
36' PENALTY!!!!! Cruz receives from Martins, rounds Waterreus and is brought down by the Rangers keeper.
35' Inter captain Cordoba is booked for a foul on Prso, who used all his pace to burst past the Colombian on the left wing.
34' Ferguson's cross from the halfway line is straight into the arms of Julio Cesar.
32' Another free kick to Inter, this time 20 yards out on the left for a foul on Figo.
32' Inter win another corner as Namouchi heads round Figo's cross.
31' David Pizarro chips it over the Rangers wall for Oba, but the pass is too long and goes out for a goal kick.
30' Free kick to Inter in a central position 35 yards out for a foul on Cruz.
29' Luis Figo is booked for a harsh tackle on Bernard.
28' Figo's second corner is cleared as far as.... Figo, and the Portuguese winger squeezes between three then crosses to Cruz, who commits a foul.
28' Ref Vassaras tells Murray to calm down for a reckless challenge on Cruz as he plays back to Waterreus.
27' Figo crosses. Kyrgiakos heads out for another corner.
26' Inter attack down the right. Martins looks for Cruz with a backheeled pass into the box but the Argentine is beaten to the ball.
26' The two Nerazzurri strikers combine again and Martins wins a corner.
24' Figo's pass in midfield is wayward. Namouchi intercepts and rifles a 40-yard shot on target. Julio Cesar collects.
22' Materazzi shields from Buffel and heads back to Julio Cesar. He also wins a free kick for a foul by the Rangers player.
21' It seems to have worked as Inter win a free kick on the edge of the Rangers box.
21' Santiago Solari's effort hits the wall. The ball falls to Cruz, whose follow-up shot is wide.
20' The fans are really getting behind the team outside the stadium as chants of 'Nerazzurri ole' can be heard. FORZA INTER!
17' A long ball is played forward to Martins, who shows exceptional ball control before Kyrgiakos gets a tackle in and regains possession for the SPL side.
16' Free kick to Rangers in their own half for a Cruz foul on Kyrgiakos.
16' Good goalkeeping by Julio Cesar who comes off his line to catch Namouchi's cross from the right.
15' Solari's cross from the left sails over the heads of Cruz and Kyrgiakos and the Scots win a goal kick.
14' Martins is unjustly flagged offside as he runs on to a Cruz through ball. The Nigerian was in fact just onside when the pass was made.
13' Figo beats two on the right then crosses. Rodriguez anticipates Martins and clears.
11' At the other end Inter win a right-wing free kick for a Bernard foul on Figo.
11' The Portuguese winger's outswinging cross is cleared and it's an inter throw-in.
10' Buffel receives in space on the left then plays short to Namouchi, who crosses. Materazzi heads clear.
10' Rangers go close to an opening goal as Lovenkrands connects with a Buffel cross and shoots wide from six yards.
9' Pizarro's inswinging cross goes out for a Rangers goal kick.
8' Free kick to Inter for a Ferguson foul on Pizarro in the Inter half.
8' Free kick to Inter for a Ferguson foul on Pizarro in the Inter half.
8' Cruz is fouled by Namouchi on the left wing. Free kick.
5' Marco Materazzi makes a headed clearance at the far post to deny Buffel a shot from a right-wing centre.
4' Inter surprise Rangers with a quick attack involving Martins, Cruz and Solari, who finishes off the move with a diagonal shot which is saved by Waterreus.
2' Kygiakos tackles Cruz on the right win and concedes an attacking throw-in. The Greek defender then fouls El Jardinero and we win a free kick 25 yards out on the right.
2' Figo crosses, Martins nets from close range but the goal is ruled out for offside.
1' Inter, playing in their hooped away shirts, kick off.
1' Buffel attacks down the left then plays square to Prso, who leaves it for Ferguson to blast high and wide.
1' Welcome to an empty Meazza for tonight's Group H Matchday 2 clash.
1' It's Cruz and Martins in attack for Inter, with Figo, Cambiasso, Pizarro and Solari in midfield. At left-back Wome comes in for Favalli in an otherwise unchanged defence from the team that beat Fiorentina on Sunday.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Ze Maria's cross-shot from the right goes out of play at the far post.
48' Full time. Inter beat Rangers 1-0 as Artmedia win 3-2 away to Porto in tonight's other Group H clash.
45' Three minutes of stoppage time.
44' Namouchi fires wide from 25 yards.
44' Rangers makes their final switch. Thompson replaces Namouchi.
41' Kyrgiakos requires treatment after an aerial collision with Cruz.
40' And Roberto Mancini brings on Kily Gonzalez for Solari.
39' Materazzi falls awkwardly after an aerial duel with Prso, but Marco's okay and play resumes immediately.
39' Alex McLeish makes his second switch. On comes Nieto for Murray.
37' Julio Cruz connects with Recoba's cross from the left but his effort is wide.
35' Cordoba is fouled by Prso as both players battle to reach Ferguson's corner kick.
34' Rangers win a free kick over 40 yards out for a Cambiasso foul on Lovenbrands. Materazzi heads Ferguson's far-post cross out for a corner.
33' Rangers bring on English forward Jeffers for Buffel.
32' Eager to make up for his miss, Solari bursts forward then passes to Recoba, who advances several yards then shoots. It takes a deflection and Waterreus collects.
30' Artmedia take a 3-2 lead at the Estadio do Dragao.
30' Mancini brings on Ze Maria for Figo.
28' Incredible miss by Solari! The Argentine is put through on goal by Recoba but mis-controls and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
26' Kyrgiakos boots the ball upfield. Prso controls and passes to Namouchi, whose long-range effort is high and wide.
24' Recoba races forward and unleashes a left-foot shot from the distance. It's too central and Waterreus saves.
24' Cruz is flagged offside as he runs to meet Solari's headed pass.
23' Rangers counter attack and win a corner as Lovenbrand's cross spins off Materazzi.
23' Materazzi's headed clearance from the corner is as far as Rodriguez, whose cross-shot from outside the box is blocked.
21' Solari and Recoba combine as Inter attack Rangers down the middle then play wide to Wome, who sends a dangerous cross in from the left. Waterreus smothers the ball to deny Cruz.
18' On the left-wing by-line Cordoba tackles Bernard and concedes a corner.
18' Good chance for Rangers. Namouchi's flicked header from Bernard's corner kick is cleared by Cordoba as Prso fails to get a touch.
17' Free kick to Rangers 40 yards out on the right for a Materazzi foul on Namouchi.
16' Kyrgiakos blocks a Cambiasso shot from the edge of the box that was going straight into the net.
15' The Nigerian is unable to continue and Alvaro Recoba comes on.
13' Play is momentarily interrupted as Obafemi Martins receives treatment for a leg injury.
12' Samuel boots the ball into the First Tier Orange section to end a Rangers move.
11' Good defending by Pierre Wome, who shields from Buffel then plays away from danger.
10' It's 2-2 in tonight's other Group H match between Porto and Artmedia.
8' Figo switches back to the right flank and wins a free kick for a foul by Murray.
8' Figo crosses into the box, Waterreus punches clear and the flag goes up for offside.
7' Former Real Madrid team-mates Figo and Solari combine on the left. The Portugal international's cross goes out of play at the far side.
6' More good goalkeeping from Julio Cesar, who plucks Namouchi's right-wing cross out of the air and sets up a Nerazzurri counter-attack, from which Obafemi Martins wins us a corner.
4' GOOOAAALLL!!!!! David Pizarro's free kick takes a deflection and goes in at the left post. It's the Chilean's first for Inter.
3' Oba makes a blistering run on goal and is brought down just outside the Rangers box.
2' Oba's ball to Cruz is intercepted by Bernard, who makes a headed clearance.
2' Martins and Cruz combine in another Inter attack but Kyrgiakos gets back to tackle the Argentine.
1' Rangers get the second half under way.
1' The Scots win a free kick for a Pizarro foul on Prso.
1' Julio Cesar comes off his line to beat Prso to Ferguson's cross and the Nerazzurri come forward on the break.
Recoba
7.41
7.41
Cordoba
7.26
7.26
Materazzi
7.9
7.9
Martins
6.97
6.97
Kily Gonzalez
6.2
6.2
Cruz
6.13
6.13
Cambiasso
7.44
7.44
Ze Maria
6.13
6.13
Solari
5.5
5.5
Wome
5.83
5.83
Julio Cesar
7.15
7.15
Pizarro
8.06
8.06
Samuel
7.27
7.27
Figo
7.59
7.59
Average rating 6.92
3 shots on target 2
5 shots off target 5
17 fouls committed 28
5 corners 4
6 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Rangers v Italian clubs

Glasgow Rangers have played 18 matches against Italian clubs, collecting 5 victories, 2 draws and 11 defeats. The Scots have never won on Italian soil, with 1 draw and 8 defeats and at least 1 goal conceded in each of those matches (total 20 goals let in).

Details:

1957/58 European Cup Rangers-AC Milan 1-4 0-2
1960/61 Cup Winners' Cup Rangers-Fiorentina 0-2 1-2
1964/65 European Cup Rangers-Inter 1-0 1-3
1971/72 Cup Winners' Cup Rangers-Torino 1-0 1-1
1978/79 European Cup Rangers-Juventus 2-0 0-1
1984/85 UEFA Cup Rangers-Inter 3-1 0-3
1995/96 Champions League Rangers-Juventus 0-4 1-4
1998/99 UEFA Cup Rangers-Parma 1-1 1-3
1999/00 Champions League Rangers-Parma 2-0 0-1

Inter v Scottish clubs

Inter meet a Scottish side in Europe for the tenth time, with 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats (including the 1966/67 European Cup final 2-1 defeat to Celtic in Lisbon) from the previous 9 matches. The Nerazzurri have never lost at home to a Scottish club, with 3 wins and a draw the score.

Details:

1961/62 Fairs Cup Inter-Hearts 4-0 1-0
1964/65 European Cup Inter-Rangers 3-1 0-1
1966/67 European Cup Inter-Celtic ---- ---- 1-2 (in Lisbon)
1971/72 European Cup Inter-Celtic 0-0 0-0 (5-4 after pens)
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Rangers 3-0 1-3

Inter v Rangers

In Matchday 2 Inter face Rangers in a competitive fixture for the fifth time. Neither side has lost at home, with two wins apiece.

Details:

1964/65 European Cup Inter-Rangers 3-1 0-1
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Rangers 3-0 1-3

Mancini v McLeish

The two coaches meet in a competitive match for the first time.

Disciplinary situation

Inter
Disqualified: Veron
Cautioned: -

Glasgow Rangers
Disqualified: -
Cautioned: -

The ref: Kyros Vassaras

Born on 1 February 1966, Greek official Kyros Vassaras has been an international referee since 1998. He has already taken charge of one Nerazzurri match - the 3-1 win away to Anderlecht in the Champions League group stage on 29 September 2004. Vassaras has officiated in 12 matches involving Italian clubs, with 7 Italian victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats. Inter have been refereed by Greek officials four times and have always won.

Rangers goal deluge on 28 September

Glasgow Rangers recorded their biggest ever European win exactly 22 years ago on Wednesday. On 28 September 1983 the Gers thrashed La Valletta 10-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup.

No Rangers draw in Europe for over a year

Rangers' last European draw was on 25 August 2004 when they drew 1-1 with CSKA Moscow at Ibrox. Since then the SPL club have collected 6 wins and 3 defeats.

Adriano chasing Mazzola record

With his goal at Shakhtar Donetsk in qualifying last month Adriano equalled Jair's tally of 11 goals for Inter in the European Cup/Champions League. The Brazilian striker is now five away from reaching Sandro Mazzola's club record of 16 European goals.

Inter unbeaten in Europe on 28 September

With 3 wins and a draw Inter are unbeaten in European matches played on 28 September. In chronological order, Inter beat Torpedo Moscow 1-0 away in the 1966/67 European Cup, drew 0-0 at Dinamo Tbilisi in the 1977/78 UEFA Cup, beat Trabzonspor 2-0 at home in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup and Ruch Chorzow 4-1 at San Siro in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup.

Scoring against Inter no easy task

Inter haven't let in a goal since Makinwa's effort in the 68th minute of Palermo's 3-2 Serie A Week 2 victory. The Nerazzurri net has therefore remained unperforated for 382 minutes (remaining 22 minutes of Barbera match plus entire games against Artmedia in Champions League and Lecce, ChievoVerona and Fiorentina in Serie A). At home, Inter's invincibility is 335 minutes long (last 65 minutes of UCL qualifying return against Shakhtar Donetsk after Elano's 25th-minute goal plus entire league matches against Treviso, Lecce and Fiorentina).

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(2) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Waterreus
Cordoba 2 Ricksen
Materazzi 23 Rodriguez
Samuel 25 Kyrgiakos
Wome 33 Bernard
Figo 7 Ferguson
Pizarro 8 Murray
Cambiasso 19 Namouchi
Solari 21 Lovenkrands
Cruz 9 Prso
Martins 30 Buffel

substitutes

Toldo 1 Klos
Ze Maria 13 Thompson
Favalli 16 Pierre-Fanfan
Stankovic 5 Nieto
Kily Gonzalez 18 Jeffers
Adriano 10 Malcolm
Recoba 20 Andrews