referee Luis Medina Cantalejo / linesmen J. C. Guadamuro, J. M. Fernandez Mira / 4th man A. P. Burrull
UEFA Champions League — last 16, 1st leg — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 24 February 2009 20:45
|46' /||Cambiasso delivers a free kick Evans saves|
|46' /||The refree blows for half-time|
|45' /||1 minute extra time|
|44' /||Toldo in the bench cautioned by the referee|
|40' /||Giggs delivers the corner|
|39' /||Van der sar come earlier on Ibrahimovic's cross for Adriano|
|38' /||Julio cesar blocks a Ronaldo's cross|
|37' /||Stankovic coup heel, Van der sar makes a save|
|33' /||Ibrahimovic is flagget offside|
|33' /||Maicon nice cross saved by a Manchester's defender|
|31' /||Ronaldo free kick on the wall|
|28' /||Julio cesar beats him self saving on a Ronaldo's free-kick|
|26' /||Ibrahimovic has a shot blocked|
|26' /||Giggs has a clear effort on goal, Julio Cesar makes a great save|
|22' /||Second corner for United|
|22' /||Berbatov header misses the target|
|18' /||Ibrahimovic misses the target|
|18' /||Zanetti has a shot blocked|
|16' /||Inter pressing hard|
|13' /||Giggs on free kick strikes on the wall|
|11' /||Stankovic shoots over the bar|
|7' /||Another freekick for United.|
|7' /||Ronaldo takes the kick, it's out on Julio Cesar's left|
|5' /||First Corner is for Man Utd, Giggs for Ronaldo. Julio Cesar saves again|
|3' /||Freekick for Man Utd saved by Julio Cesar|
|1' /||'Man United will come here to defend, this tie will go down to the wire and they know they can lose,' said José. ' I have to disagree there, I think it will be decided here,' replied Alex when the Inter and United tacticians went head to head yesterday.|
|1' /||The war of words is over and here we are at a packed Meazza, where you can sense an air of confidence. José Mourinho has lost only two of his 12 games against Ferguson, and with 21 wins in our last 22 here, the Meazza is something of a fortress for Inter.|
|1' /||Both coaches emphasised their intention to play the same style of football they play in their respective leagues, so we should be in for some game.|
|1' /||United travelled here with a host of injury problems in defence but Sir Alex seems to have resolved his crisis as both O'Shea and Evans make the starting line-up.|
|1' /||Mourinho named all but two of his starters in yesterday's press conference. The only question mark was his pairing in central defence. The Portuguese has opted for Rivas, who came in for the injured Samuel against Bologna at the weekend, and Chivu.|
|1' /||Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 24 Rivas, 26 Chivu, 39 Santon; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari; 5 Stankovic; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
Subs: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 6 Maxwell, 7 Figo, 9 Cruz, 16 Burdisso, 45 Balotelli.
|1' /||Manchester United: 1 Van der Sar; 22 O'Shea, 5 Ferdinand, 23 Evans, 3 Evra; 13 Park, 24 Fletcher, 16 Carrick, 11 Giggs; 9 Berbatov, 7 Ronaldo.
Subs: 12 Foster, 10 Rooney, 17 Nani, 18 Scholes, 20 Fabio, 28 Gibson, 32 Tevez.
|1' /||Manchester kick-off|
|45' /||3 minutes extra times|
|45' /||45 + 1 Stankovic shot over the bar|
|45' /||45+2 Cordba gets a yellow card|
|45' /||45+3 Ronaldo gets the free kick and Julio Cesar great save|
|45' /||45+3 Full time. The Referee blows the end of the match|
|40' /||Interesting free kick for Inter: Ibrahimovic powerfull but wide|
|40' /||Rooney is show yellow card|
|39' /||Manchester makes his firts substitution: in Rooney out Park|
|37' /||Inter 2 times close to the goal|
|35' /||Giggs delivers the corner, Evans foul on Julio Cesar|
|30' /||Cordoba saves on Giggs shot|
|30' /||Inter makes a double substitution: in Balotelli and Cruz, out Adriano and Muntari|
|27' /||Inter close to the goal after an articulated action|
|25' /||Fletcher is show a yellow card for a foul on Muntari|
|23' /||Ibrahimovic wins a free kick|
|23' /||Maicon takes the free kick wide|
|22' /||Giggs takes the corner|
|20' /||Ibrahimovic header is weak|
|18' /||Park is flagged outside|
|13' /||Maicon is show a yellow card|
|12' /||Chivu gets a yellow card|
|11' /||Ibrahimovic flagged offside|
|9' /||Ibrahimovic wins Inter's second corner|
|9' /||Maicon delivers the corner but Adriano committed a foult on Van Der Sar|
|6' /||Stankovic's shot is wide|
|3' /||Inter claims for a penalty|
|2' /||Adriano has a clear effort on goal|
|1' /||José Mourinho has made a half-time switch, with Cordoba coming on for Rivas|
|1' /||Manchester get the second half under way.|
|24 February 2009||0-0||Vai alla partita|
|17 March 1999||1-1||61' Ventola, 88' Scholes||Vai alla partita|
|2||shots on target||5|
|6||shots off target||7|
MILAN - Everything is still to play for in the pick of the Champions League last sixteen ties as Inter and Manchester United played out an entertaining goalless draw at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
United travelled to Milan with a host of injury problems in defence but Sir Alex Ferguson resolved his crisis with both O'Shea and Evans made his starting line-up. In midfield Giggs and Park flanked Carrick and Fletcher, with Ronaldo playing just off Berbatov in attack.
Mourinho, who named nine of his eleven starters in the pre-match press conference, kept faith with Nelson Rivas at centre-back after his performance against Bologna at the weekend, partnering the Colombian with Cristian Chivu and handing youngster Davide Santon his eighth consecutive start in the left-back slot.
The Red Devils took the game to Inter and Cristiano Ronaldo, yet to score in this season's Champions League, produced four good chances in the opening period. The Ballon d'Or winner had a free kick blocked by Julio Cesar and then forced a brilliant save from the Brazilian with close-range header from Giggs' corner inside the five-minute mark. He then sent a free kick a whisker wide before just missing with an angled shot.
Inter's first chance of the game fell to Dejan Stankovic, who blazed over after collecting a pass from Muntari. But United came straight back and Berbatov went close with a header before Giggs got the better of Rivas and forced a save from Julio Cesar.
Van der Sar comfortably saved Stankovic's backheeled effort from Ibrahimovic's centre, making a smothering block from the Swede three minutes later as Inter appeared to step up their game. United went into the break with Berbatov rueing his headed miss from Park's cross.
If the first half belonged to the visitors in terms of scoring chances, the second belonged to Inter. Mourinho's team, with Cordoba on for Rivas, made the brighter start and Adriano agonsingly miscued in front of goal after a low ball into the box from Cambiasso. Moments later the Nerazzurri had a penalty claim turned down by Canatlejo when Adriano was brought down in the box by Rio Ferdinand.
Inter continued to churn out chances and Stankovic drove wide before Evra cleared off the line after Cambiasso's effort took a deflection off Van der Sar. But United hit back and Carrick cannoned over the bar after Cordoba narrowed the angle to block Giggs' goalbound shot, with Berbatov shooting into the side-netting a minute later.
Mourinho threw on Cruz and Balotelli for Muntari and Adriano in search of a vital goal ahead of the return leg at Old Trafford in two weeks' time, and it almost came when Cambiasso connected with Balotelli's corner, only for Van der Sar to save.
Ferguson's only substitution was Rooney for Park, and the England striker's first contribution to the game was a killer challenge on Cambiasso that earned him a yellow card.
Ronaldo ended the game as he started it, seeing his free kick punched clear by an in-form Julio Cesar.
Inter 0-0 Manchester United
Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 24 Rivas (2 Cordoba 46), 26 Chivu, 39 Santon; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari (9 Cruz 76); 5 Stankovic; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano (45 Balotelli 76);
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 6 Maxwell, 7 Figo, 16 Burdisso.
Coach: José Mourinho.
Manchester United: 1 Van Der Sar; 22 O' Shea, 5 Ferdinand, 23 Evans, 3 Evra; 13 Park (10 Rooney 83), 24 Fletcher, 16 Carrick, 11 Giggs; 9 Berbatov, 7 Ronaldo;
Subs not used: 12 Foster, 17 Nani, 18 Scholes, 20 Fabio Da Silva, 28 Gibson, 32 Tevez.
Coach: Alex Ferguson.
Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain).
Booked: Toldo (for protesting on bench) 43, Chivu 57, Maicon 59, Fletcher 71, Rooney 88, Cordoba 90+3.
Inter vs Manchester Utd
|Julio Cesar 12||Van Der Sar|
|Maicon 13||O' Shea|
|Burdisso 16||Fabio Da Silva|