Inter 1
2 Lazio

18 (2nd half) Matuzalem, 21 (2nd half) Rocchi, 33 (2nd half) Etoo

referee Emidio Morganti / linesmen Niccolai, Papi / 4th man Orsato
Italian Super Cup — final — Bird's Nest Stadium, Pechino — 8 August 2009 14:00

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1st half / 2nd half

46' / Half time. Inter-Lazio 0-0
45' / 1 minute of added time to play
37' / A chance for Inter as Lucio climbs at the far post and heads after meeting Cambiasso's left-corner cross. Muslera deflects and Nerazzurri wins a corner.
32' / A very good chance to score for the Nerazzurri. After a pass from Maicon deflected by Siviglia, Muntari sudden conclusion is over the bar.
30' / Matuzalem is booked for a faul on Lucio
29' / Muntari is booked for a faul on Zarate
20' / Zarate's power shot from 20 metres is deflected round for a corner by Julio Cesar.
16' / Good chance for Eto'o, but its conclusion is blocked by Muslera
14' / A chance for Lazio. Zarate shoots wide.
12' / Lucio's header after the Cambiasso's corner blazes over the bar.
2' / First occasion of the match. Stankovic shots wide.
1' / Welcome to the Beijing National Stadium for the Italian SuperCup
50' / It's over. Lazio wins the Italian SuperCup
47' / Free kick. Eto'o shot goes very close to the bar. But it's wide
45' / 5 minutes of added time
44' / Chivu is yellow booked
41' / Milito's goal is ruled out for offside.
33' / GOOOOAAAAL !!! Eto'o scores the first goal of the Nerazzurri's season. The african striker fires the ball just under the bar after a great pass by Balotelli.
27' / Cruz replaces Brocchi
24' / Vieira replaces Stankovic and Balotelli replaces Thiago Motta
21' / Second goal for Lazio. Rocchi scores with a high ball
17' / Lazio scores. Free kick by Kolarov. Julio Cesar deflects the ball on Matuzalem's feet. The first effort is deflected again by the brazilian keeper, but the second one (with the left arm) goes on the net.
13' / Milito's diagional shot is deflected by Muslera. It's corner for the Nerazzurri
11' / Great occasion for Eto'o to score. Eto'o steal s the ball to the goalkeeper but his left-foot shot is wide.
8' / Lazio: Dabo replaces Baronio
7' / Another Lucio's header. The effort is wide.
2' / Muntari tries to surprise Muslera with a shot form the distance but his effort is blocked by the goalkeeper
1' / Inter get the second half going

total votes 7455

Zanetti 6.4884
Stankovic 6.3057
Cambiasso 6.3575
Julio Cesar 5.9621
Maicon 5.6228
Vieira 5.3106
Suazo 6.5170
Chivu 5.4932
Balotelli 6.7298
Muntari 5.5185
Milito 6.9953
Motta 4.7898
Lucio 6.9138
Eto'o 7.8543
average rating 6.2042

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8 August 2009 1-2 64' Matuzalem, 67' Rocchi, 79' Eto'o Vai alla partita

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BEIJING - Samuel Eto'o volleyed home a cracking goal on his competitive debut for Inter but Lazio held on to stop the Nerazzurri from retaining the Italian Super Cup in front of a 70,000 crowd at the National Stadium.

Mourinho's new-look side outplayed their opponents for the opening sixty minutes of the first sporting event at the Bird's Nest since last summer's Olympic Games and the Paralympics, but Matuzalem gave Lazio a shock lead in the 63rd and then Rocchi added a quick second to leave Inter on the back foot.

Summer signings Eto'o, Thiago Motta, Lucio and Milito all made their competitive debuts in Beijing, while the Pirelli logo in Chinese made a return on the Inter shirts for the first ever competitive Italian football match in the China.

The stadium was more black and blue than blue and white and the support of our superb Chinese fans helped the boys make a roaring start, with Stankovic, Eto'o and Milito all producing decent chances before Zarate forced a brilliant save from Julio Cesar.

The best chance of the first half fell to Sulley Muntari, who scored in last year's Super Cup victory over Roma. The Ghanaian latched on to Eto's fantastic through ball but blasted his shot over with the goal gaping.

Captain Zanetti had a chance of his own early in the second half after a powerful run into the box but his effort found the sidenetting. Stankovic then had a 20-yard drive tipped over by Muslera and Lucio headed over a Maicon corner. Inter created chance after chance but the goal wouldn't come, with Stankovic and Milito twice going close either side of a splendid solo move by Eto'o, who rounded Muslera before firing across the face of the goal. 

Lazio took the lead against the run of play on 63 minutes. Zarate won his team a free kick, Kolarov took it, Julio Cesar made a punched clearance after a deflection off the wall and the ball went in off Matuzalem's face.

Rocchi punished a mistake by Chivu to double Inter's lead in the 66th, lobbing over Julio Cesar after a free run on goal.

Mourinho threw on Balotelli and Vieira for Stankovic and Thiago Motta, later replacing Muntari with Suazo. Rallied by the fans, Inter surged forward in search of their four strikers and pulled a goal back with twelve minutes left when Eto'o met Balotelli's through ball and whacked it past Muslera.

Everyone but the referee thought Milito had equalised when he swivelled on to Suazo's pass and fired in but Morganti blew for offside, before a late onslaught on Muslera's goal saw Balotelli, Eto'o, Suazo and Lucio all go close to forcing extra time.

Inter 1-2 Lazio (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Matuzalem 63, Rocchi 66, Eto'o 78.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 26 Chivu, 4 Zanetti; 11 Muntari (18 Suazo 84), 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta (45 Balotelli 69); 5 Stankovic (14 Vieira 69); 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o.
Subs not used: 12 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 16 Burdisso, 39 Santon.
Coach: Josè Mourinho.

Lazio: 86 Muslera; 2 Lichtsteiner, 13 Siviglia, 87 Diakitè, 11 Kolarov; 32 Brocchi, 33 Baronio (6 Dabo 53), 5 Mauri (25 Cribari 80); 8 Matuzalem; 9 Rocchi (74 Cruz 72), 10 Zarate.
Subs not used: 1 Bizzarri, 26 Radu, 7 Eliseu, 17 Foggia.
Coach: Davide Ballardini.

Referee: Emidio Morganti (Ascoli Piceno).

Booked: Muntari 29, Matuzalem 30, Chivu 89, Maicon 89.

Inter vs Lazio

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Muslera
Maicon 13 Lichtsteiener
Lucio 6 Diakite
Chivu 26 Siviglia
Zanetti 4 Kolarov
Muntari 11 Brocchi
Cambiasso 19 Baronio
Motta 8 Mauri
Stankovic 5 Matuzalem
Eto'o 9 Rocchi
Milito 22 Zarate

substitutes

Toldo 1 Bizzarri
Cordoba 2 Cribari
Burdisso 16 Radu
Vieira 14 Dabo
Santon 39 Eliseu
Suazo 18 Foggia
Balotelli 45 Cruz

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