Inter 4
0 Werder Bremen

22 Etoo , 27 Etoo , 34 Sneijder, 36 (2nd half) Etoo

referee Undiano Mallenco / linesmen F.M. Ibanez, J.C.Y. Jimenez / 4th man J.E.Fernandez
UEFA Champions League — 1st round — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 29 September 2010 20:45

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1st half / 2nd half

45' / Half time. Inter lead Werder Bremen by three goals to nil.
44' / Jensen for a foul on Biabiany.
42' / Marin tries to pick out Almeida in the area but the towering Lucio intercepts and makes a headed clearance.
41' / Stankovic tries to take Wiese by surprise with a half-volley that goes wide.
39' / Coutinho and Biabiany have switched flanks just to confuse the Werder defence, which already has enough to worry about...
34' / GOAL!!!!!! Wesley Sneijder zips past Mertesacker and lifts his shot over Wiese for our third. Eto'o's through ball was inch-perfect. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS INTER 3-0 WERDER BREMEN.
32' / Fantastic approach play by Coutinho, Eto'o and Sneijder. The Nerazzurri are goal hungry tonight.
30' / Stankovic close to a third. The Serbian one-twos with Eto'o and tries to chip Wiese, who manages to tip over for a corner.
30' / Another chance for Eto'o! Stankovic crosses from the right but the Inter number nine is immediately surrounded by two Werder defenders, who appear to have learned a thing or two about their previous mistakes.
27' / GOAL!!!!! Eto'o makes it look so easy. This time, he shrugs off an opponent just inside the box before arrowing a low shot beyond Wiese. It's his tenth of the season. INTER 2-0 WERDER BREMEN.
21' / Back under the Curva Nord, Sneijder's rising drive from a free kick soars over Wiese's crossbar.
21' / GOAL!!!!! Samuel Eto'o!!!!!! After all those chances, it was coming. The Cameroonian races on to Cambiasso's through ball and slots through Wiese's legs. INTER 1-0 WERDER BREMEN.
20' / Big chance for Werder. And a big miss. Almeida gets in behind Lucio and hooks wide Borowski's inch-perfect cross.
19' / Dejan Stankovic sends one of his long-range right-foot specials over the bar after receiving square from Eto'o.
15' / Applause for Eto'o, who brilliantly serves Maicon with a looping pass over the Werder defence. The Brazilian is tackled in the box and it's a corner. Sneijder's cross is saved by Wiese.
14' / Cambiasso floats a splendid cross over to the far post where Eto'o and Stankovic are lurking, but neither player manages to connect.
13' / Silvestre makes a headed clearance from Sneijder's cross-shot. It's all Inter now after those two early chances for the Germans.
9' / Inter close again. Sneijder gets in behind the Werder defence to collect Coutinho's brilliant lofted pass and the Dutch ace sees his angled shot wide tipped round by Wiese.
6' / Biabiany shows his pace with a strong run down the right. His cross is blocked by Prodl.
6' / Great chance for the Nerazzurri. Biabiany makes another speedy run down the Inter right and crosses to Coutinho, who heads wide of the back post with the goal gaping.
4' / Another chance for the visitors as Almeida fires his low shot from the free kick at the near post, forcing Julio Cesar to palm round for a corner.
3' / Early scare for Inter. Almeida goes through on goal after latching on to Borowski's long pass and lobs Julio Cesar, but there's not enough power in his shot. Lucio gets back and stops it from crossing the line.
1' / European nights are back. Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for live coverage of our first home game of the 2010/11 Champions League campaign.
1' / Rafa Benitez makes two changes to the team that lost in Rome at the weekend, with youngsters Biabiany and Coutinho coming in for injured pair Milito and Pandev.
1' / Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso; 88 Biabiany, 10 Sneijder, 29 Coutinho; 9 Eto'o.

Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 20 Obi, 30 Mancini, 39 Santon, 57 Natalino.
1' / Werder Bremen: 1 Wiese; 5 Wesley, 29 Mertesacker, 15 Prodl, 16 Silvestre; 20 Jensen, 6 Borowski, 44 Bargfrede, 10 Marin; 7 Arnautovic, 23 Almeida.

Subs: 21 Mielitz, 3 Pasanen, 14 Hunt, 17 Husejnovic, 18 Kroos, 19 Wagner, 41 Schimdt.
1' / Werder Bremen kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
47' / Great play by Joel Obi. First, he whacks a long-range pass to Eto'o out on the left. Then he races forward to gather a Sneijder pass and tries a one-two with Coutinho, but the Brazilian underhits his return pass.
47' / Full time in Milan. European champions Inter thrash Werder Bremen 4-0. Spurs beat Twente 4-1 in the other Group A game.
45' / Arnautovic severely tests Castellazzi with a rocket shot from 20 yards. Good save.
45' / Two minutes of stoppage time.
44' / Hunt sums up Werder Bremen's evening with a shot that is way wide of the target.
40' / A chance for Werder as Prodl heads over from Wesley's corner kick.
38' / Santon has a shot blocked after a moment of magic from hat-trick hero Samuel Eto'o.
36' / GOAL!!!!! Sneidjer serves Samuel Eto'o, who beats the offside trap and rounds Wiese before tucking into an open goal to complete his hat-trick. INTER 4-0 WERDER BREMEN.
35' / Joel Obi replaces Dejan Stankovic for his competitive debut in black 'n blue.
34' / Inter win a free kick and the quick-thinking Cambiasso plays it too Eto'o, forcing a crucial interception from Mertesacker.
33' / Sandro Wagner for Hugo Almeida.
31' / Twente win a free kick about 35 yards from goal. Arnautovic fancies his chances, but it's not his night. The Austria international blasts his shot into the Curva Nord.
30' / Chivu intercepts Jensen's cross for Almeida and heads to safety.
24' / Spurs are now 3-1 up at home to Twente. Pavlyuchenko has scored two penalties, with Chadli on target for the visitors. Tottenham's opening scorer Van der Vaart has been sent off, which means he will miss their trip here on 20th October.
24' / Ex-Inter forward Arnautovic makes a headed clearance from Sneijder's corner. Stankovic's follow-up from the loose ball is off target.
20' / Sneijder bends his free kick over Werder Bremen's nine-man wall. Thomas Schaaf had obviously told his team a thing or two about Wesley's set pieces.
18' / Werder Bremen bring on Felix Hunt for Marko Marin.
18' / Biabiany is brought down by Prodl as he sprints on goal. The Werder defender is booked and the free kick is on the edge of the D.
17' / Davide Santon comes on for the injured Lucio and will fill the left-back slot. Chivu switches to central defence.
16' / Lucio beats Borowski to Arnautovic's cross at the far post but the Brazilian appears to have injured his thigh and Rafa starts preparing the change.
15' / Maicon blocks Silvestre's cross with an outstretched foot. Corner to the visitors.
14' / Wesley serves Marin, who hits a low shot wide of Castellazzi's right-hand post.
10' / Chivu picks out Eto'o in the six-yard but the Cameroonian fails to connect with the Romanian's cross.
8' / Coutinho sideteps Mertesacker and fires a diagonal shot on target. Wiese saves.
7' / Wesley rifles a low shot on target. Tipped save by Castellazzi.
6' / Maicon intercepts Marin's cross for Almeida and heads behind for a corner.
5' / Ex-Inter defender Silvestre floats in a cross from the left, and Castellazzi makes his first catch of the game.
3' / Borowski is flagged offside as he collects Jensen's through ball.
3' / Tottenham lead Twente in tonight's other Group A clash. Van der Vaart has just scored at White Hart Lane.
1' / Inter get the second half under way.
1' / Inter bring on Luca Castellazzi for Julio Cesar, who has sustained a left thigh strain. It's the Italian goalkeeper's competitive debut for the Nerazzurri.
1' / And Werder replace Tim Borowski with Petri Pasanen.

total votes 10031

Cordoba 7.5940
Stankovic 7.9427
Cambiasso 7.8464
Julio Cesar 6.6237
Maicon 6.9297
Biabiany 7.4855
Chivu 7.0756
Santon 7.1272
Obi 6.9846
Lucio 7.4048
Eto'o 9.4980
Sneijder 8.3827
Castellazzi 7.5751
Coutinho 7.5825
average rating 7.5751

wins

2

draws

1

defeats

0

29 September 2010 4-0 22' Eto'o , 27' Eto'o , 34' Sneijder, 81' Eto'o Vai alla partita
1 October 2008 1-1 14' Maicon, 63' Pizarro Vai alla partita
14 September 2004 2-0 34' Adriano (R), 92' Adriano Vai alla partita

Statistics

3 shots on target 6
6 shots off target 10
7 fouls committed 11
6 corners 5
2 offsides 5
28:34 ball possession 22:44

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report

MILAN - Crisis? What crisis? European champions Inter bounced back from their weekend defeat at Roma with a scintillating display against Werder Bremen in Matchday 2 of the Champions League.

Samuel Eto'o scored his ninth, tenth and eleventh goals of the season and created one for Wesley Sneijder as the Nerazzurri made it a night to forget for Thomas Schaaf's team.

Rafa Benitez made two changes to the team that lost in Rome at the weekend, with youngsters Biabiany and Coutinho coming in for injured pair Milito and Pandev. He placed more faith in youth in the second half with Santon and Obi also making appearances.

The Inter bashers might have been scribbling their headlines in the opening minutes when Werder were presented with two gilt-edged chances.

Lucio made a last-gasp clearance after Almeida lobbed Julio Cesar, and the Portuguese forward went close again moments later, forcing a tipped save from our Brazilian keeper.

The Nerazzurri soon stepped into their stride and came back at their opponents with two good chances inside the tenth minute. Coutinho stole in at the back post and glanced wide his header from Biabiany's cross, before playing a peach of a through ball to Sneijder who saw his angled drive palmed round by Wiese.

Werder missed their third chance of the game on 20 minutes when Almeida got in behind Lucio and inexplicably hit wide his shot from Borowski's pin-point delivery.

From the following minute it was all Inter. Eto'o opened the floodgates, shooting through Wiese's legs after latching on to Cambiasso's through ball, and six minutes later arrowed past the Werder custodian to bring his tally for the season into double figures.

Not content with scoring goals, Eto'o then laid on Inter's third, an inch-perfect through ball to Sneijder who lifted elegantly over Wiese.

Stankovic could have made it four before the half-hour mark, his chipped shot bringing a tipped save from Wiese.

Reserve goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi came on for his competitive debut in black and blue at the start of the second half with Julio Cesar unable to continue after sustaining a left thigh strain.

Lucio followed his countryman into the tunnel after hobbling off with a similar injury. On came Santon at left-back with Chivu switching to central defence.

Obi replaced Stankovic in the final stages for his competitive debut and the Nigerian was on the pitch for less than a minute when Eto'o completed a memorable night for Inter with his third and Inter's fourth.

The in-form Cameroonian ace beat the offside trap and took Sneijder's pass round Wiese before darting on goal and slotting into an open net.

In tonight's other Group A clash Tottenham beat Twente 4-1 at home. Spurs will travel to Milan in Matchday 3 without Rafael Van der Vaart, who was sent off at White Hart Lane.

Inter 4-0 Werder Bremen (HT: 3-0)

Scorers: Eto'o 21, 27, 81, Sneijder 34.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar (12 Castellazzi 46); 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio (39 Santon 62), 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic (20 Obi 80), 19 Cambiasso; 88 Biabiany, 10 Sneijder, 29 Coutinho; 9 Eto'o.

Subs not used: 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 30 Mancini, 57 Natalino.
Coach
: Rafael Benitez.

Werder Bremen: 1 Wiese; 5 Wesley, 29 Mertesacker, 15 Prodl, 16 Silvestre; 20 Jensen, 6 Borowski (3 Pasanen 46), 44 Bargfrede, 10 Marin (14 Hunt 63); 7 Arnautovic, 23 Almeida (19 Wagner 78).
Subs not used: 21 Mielitz, 17 Husejnovic, 18 Kroos, 41 Schimdt.

Coach
: Thomas Schaaf.

Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Spain).

Booked: Jensen 44, Prodl 63.

Att.: 48,126.

Inter vs Werder Bremen

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Wiese
Maicon 13 Wesley
Lucio 6 Mertesacker
Cordoba 2 Prodl
Chivu 26 Silvestre
Stankovic 5 Jensen
Cambiasso 19 Borowski
Biabiany 88 Bargfrede
Sneijder 10 Marin
Coutinho 29 Arnautovic
Eto'o 9 Almeida

substitutes

Castellazzi 12 Mielitz
Santon 39 Pasanen
Muntari 11 Hunt
Mancini 30 Husejnovic
Mariga 17 Kroos
Obi 20 Wagner
Natalino 57 Schimdt

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