3 Etoo , 21 Gomez, 31 Muller, 18 (2nd half) Sneijder, 43 (2nd half) Pandev
referee Pedro Proença / linesmen Trigo, Ferreira Santos / 4th man Gomes / assistants Ribeiro, Larsen
UEFA Champions League — last 16, 2nd leg — Allianz Arena, — 15 March 2011 20:45
|46' /||The first half between Bayern Munich and Inter ends 2-1|
|46' /||Cambiasso blocks Ribery's shot just yards from goal|
|45' /||The referee awards a minute of stoppage time|
|41' /||Sneijder's freekick doesn't quite dip enough for him|
|40' /||Ribery plays into the box for Gomez, who slides in and the ball trickles along the line; Ranocchia just manages to hack away in time|
|39' /||Kraft rushes out to push the ball away from Stankovic's feet|
|38' /||Gustavo is booked|
|35' /||Julio Cesar makes a great save from Ribery when one-on-one|
|34' /||Eto'o lays it back to Motta, whose effort through a crowd goes wide|
|31' /||GOAL FOR BAYERN. Muller the scorer. Robben tries to play a ball behind the Inter defence, Thiago Motta gets a touch but inadvertently plays it into the path of Muller, who chips over the onrushing Julio Cesar|
|26' /||Gomez powers an effort goalwards: Julio Cesar blocks|
|26' /||Robben's shot is saved by Julio Cesar|
|25' /||Van Buyten sticks a foot out to prevent Eto'o's ball reaching Pandev|
|21' /||GOAL FOR BAYERN. Gomez equalises. Robben cracks in a shot from wide out on the left, Julio Cesar fails to make a clean catch and the ball bounces free for Gomez to latch onto: he loops it over the Inter keeper|
|20' /||A curler from Sneijder goes wide|
|19' /||Chivu plays a ball into the box for Pandev but it's just too heavy for him|
|17' /||Ribery hits a cross towards Gomez, who can't quite reach it|
|15' /||Pandev sets off on the break and looks to find Eto'o in the area, Van Buyten is covering|
|12' /||Robben's left-footed strike flies straight into the arms of Julio Cesar|
|10' /||Gomez find space inside the box and shoots; Ranocchia comes sliding in to make the block|
|7' /||Lucio blocks Ribery's shot|
|3' /||GOAL FOR INTER! What a fantastic start by the Nerazzurri. Stankovic feeds Pandev, who plays a throughball behind the defence for Eto'o to run onto and slot past Kraft. The tie is now level. Game on...|
|1' /||Bayern have a freekick , Gomez goes for goal but Julio Cesar makes the save|
|1' /||Bayern Munich get the game underway|
|1' /||Before kick-off, a minute of silence will be held as a sign of respect towards the victims of the earthquake tragedy in Japan. Both teams will be wearing a black armband|
|1' /||Leonardo has to make to without Javier Zanetti this evening, as the captain has gone down with flu. In front of Julio Cesar the coach opts for Lucio and Ranocchia, with Maicon and Chivu in the full-back slots; three-man midfield of Stankovic, Motta and Cambiasso; Sneijder in the hole behind Pandev and Eto'o.|
|1' /||Welcome to the Allianz Arena, where we are all set for the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Inter|
|49' /||After 4 minutes of stoppage time, the game ends Bayern Munich 2-3 Inter. The Nerazzurri complete a fantastic comeback to reach the quarter-finals|
|49' /||Motta also goes into the book|
|46' /||Yellow card for Kharja|
|45' /||The referee signals 4 minutes of added time|
|45' /||Bayern substitution: Kroos comes on for Breno|
|45' /||Inter make a change: Kharja replaces Pandev|
|43' /||Pandev is booked|
|43' /||GOAL FOR INTER!!! Pandev the scorer. Eto'o does superbly to keep hold of the ball in the box long enough for Pandev to make his run. The Cameroonian slides a pass across to the Macedonian, who belts the ball into the top corner. Come on Inter!|
|42' /||Inter make a change: Chivu is replaced by Nagatomo|
|41' /||Pandev plays a ball to Sneijder, who can't reach it|
|37' /||Ranocchia shuts out Gomez|
|35' /||Eto'o finds Sneijder, whose effort is blocked|
|32' /||Breno blocks shots from Sneijder and Eto'o in succession|
|28' /||Cambiasso touches the ball on for Sneijder, but he can't get the angle right and fires wide|
|26' /||Pandev shoots from a distance. Wide|
|25' /||Another change for the German: Van Buyten comes off, Badstuber replaces him|
|23' /||Bayern make a substitution: Robben makes way for Altintop|
|22' /||Sneijder passes to Pandev just inside the box; the Macedonian chests down and shoots on the turn. Over|
|18' /||GOAL FOR INTER! Sneijder pulls a goal back. Coutinho finds Eto'o out wide; he feeds Sneijder on the edge of the box and the Dutchman coordinates himself well to keep the ball low and place it into the far corner|
|17' /||Gomez connects superbly with a powerful volley and Julio Cesar makes a great save|
|15' /||Eto'o to Pandev, whose right-footed effort is blocked by Breno|
|14' /||Lucio is booked|
|13' /||From the freekick, the ball falls for Coutinho, he tries to pass to Lucio but Kraft is alert and makes the catch|
|12' /||Breno goes into the book. Inter have a freekick|
|10' /||Pandev tries to feed Eto'o on the edge of the box; Van Buyten races out and beats him to the ball|
|9' /||Chivu makes a well-timed tackle on Robben, who was flying down the right wing|
|6' /||Leonardo makes a change and brings on Coutinho in place of Stankovic|
|4' /||Schweinsteiger shoots low and weak, Julio Cesar smothers the ball|
|3' /||Eto'o feeds Pandev. Offside given|
|2' /||Ribery plays in Gomez, Julio Cesar comes out to collect the ball|
|1' /||We're underway here in the second half. No changes have been made|
|15 March 2011||2-3||3' Eto'o , 21' Gomez, 31' Muller, 64' Sneijder, 89' Pandev||Vai alla partita|
|22 May 2010||0-2||35' Milito, 71' Milito||Vai alla partita|
|5 December 2006||1-1||62' Makaay, 91' Vieira||Vai alla partita|
|9||shots on target||3|
|3||shots off target||6|
MUNICH – Inter beat Bayern Munich 2-3 in Germany this evening in the UEFA Champions League 2010/11 Round-of-16 second leg to seal qualification to the quarter-finals.
The Allianz Arena was the scene for a great show tonight: a full house that included 3,000 Nerazzurri fans packed in after making the trip to get behind the team and help overturn the 0-1 deficit from the first leg. And they were on the comeback trail after just three minutes, when Pandev's through-ball for Eto'o was tucked away through Kraft's legs by Inter's top scorer. Julio Cesar might have wanted to walk home again tonight after he fumbled Robben's 21st-minute shot, allowing Gomez to swoop for the equaliser – much like the one conceded at the Meazza. Just ten minutes later Muller added a second to send the Nerazzurri in at half-time a goal behind; and it would have been two had Ranocchia not hacked clear with the ball trickling along the goal line. After the restart, a lovely right-footed strike from Sneijder - from outside the box low into the far corner - got Inter back in the game at 2-2. And their hopes were turned into reality with a few minutes remaining thanks to another sweetly struck effort by Goran Pandev, following good work by Eto'o. Inter thus qualify for the quarter-finals after completing a European comeback for the first time since 1993 – an impossible comeback, they said. But with Inter anything is possible.
FIRST HALF - Leonardo was forced to rethink his starting line-up after Zanetti was ruled out with flu, meaning that Cambiasso and Thiago Motta both started in midfield alongside Stankovic, who was named captain for the evening. Lucio recovered in time to take his place at the heart of the defence but Milito wasn't even among the substitutes. Both sides took to the field with a black armband as a sign of respect towards the earthquake victims in Japan, and a huge banner was displayed ("Japan, we are with you") during the minute's silence at the beginning of the game.
The Bavarians looked dangerous from the off, with Robben's freekick met by Gomez in front of goal but saved by Julio Cesar after just a minute. But almost immediately Inter took the lead through super Eto'o: Stankovic fed Pandev, who played a delightful through-ball behind the defence for Eto'o (just onside) to latch onto and turn his shot between Kraft's legs. Eto'o made it one-nil to Inter with his 8th goal in the Champions League and 32nd overall this season; like last Friday, he dedicated it to Nagatomo. Bayern's response came in the form of a Ribery cross finding Gomez yards from goal on 10 minutes, but Ranocchia slid in to make the crucial block just as Gomez pulled the trigger. Inter were still blazing and launching attacks through Eto'o and Sneijder, but as in the first leg a mistake by Julio Cesar brought the Nerazzurri crashing back down to earth: Robben's long-range blast was fumbled by the Inter keeper and up popped Mario Gomez – again! - to score by lobbing Julio Cesar with his back to goal and make it 1-1. The goal sparked Van Gaal's side into life and just ten minutes later they had turned the score around: Robben played in a pass looking for Gomez, Thiago Motta got a touch on the ball on the edge of the box but it slipped away from him allowing Muller to run onto it and deftly chip over Julio Cesar: 2-1. In the 35th minute, Julio Cesar came to Inter's rescue with a superb save from Ribery, pushing the ball just over the bar. On 39 minutes, following Thiago Motta's freekick, Stankovic was presented with a great chance to equalise but he delayed a fraction too long and Kraft was onto it. A minute later and a quite miraculous goal-line clearance by Ranocchia kept Inter in the game: Ribery's ball into the box was for Gomez, who slid in and beat Julio Cesar, and the ball bounced along the line for what seemed like an eternity before Ranocchia hacked clear – via Muller's foot and then the post – into Julio Cesar's hands. To an almighty sigh of relief from all Inter fans. They were holding their breaths again minutes later when Lucio got himself into a fix trying to clear under pressure from two opponents but the danger was eventually cleared, and after one minute of stoppage time the two sides went in for the break. Inter, at half-time, you had everything still to do.
SECOND HALF – The second half got
underway with the same 22 players on the pitch and with Bayern taking
the initiative, first through Gomez, who had his shot blocked by
Julio Cesar in the 47th minute, then with Schweinsteiger taking a
weak shot from distance a minute later. In the 51st minute Leonardo
made his first change when he removed Stankovic, who was carrying a
slight injury, and replaced him with Coutinho. A chance fell to Inter
just before the hour mark: a low freekick from Sneijder was followed by
a cross from Ranocchia for Lucio, which saw Kraft come off his line
just in time for the crucial interception. After 61 minutes Eto'o
unintentionally served up a dangerous ball for Pandev, whose shot was
parried, however. Then, with more decisiveness, the "Lion King"
fed Sneijder, whose magnificent right-footed shot beat Kraft to bring
the score to 2-2. Hopes were further reignited when Pandev nearly put
Inter ahead in the 67th minute as he chest-trapped Sneijder’s long
pass, but the ensuing shot on the turn sailed just over the crossbar.
Sneijder came close on 80 minutes after a pass from Eto’o, but his
powerful right-footer from outside the box was saved. Hope never died
and in the 88th minute Pandev sent the Nerazzurri fans around the
world into raptures by connecting with a pass from Eto'o and blasting
the ball into the top corner with a left-footed strike. The
Macedonian triggered an explosion of Nerazzurri joy inside the Allianz
Arena with his goal that sent Inter to the quarter-finals and closed
the game with a 2-3 score line. Only once in the history of the
Champions League had a team overcome a first-leg loss at home.
And today Inter made history.
Bayern Munich 2-3 Inter (HT: 2-1; AGG: 3-3)
Scorers: Eto'o 3, Gomez 21, Muller 31, Sneijder 63, Pandev 88.
Bayern Munich: 35 Kraft; 2 Breno (39 Kroos, 90), 30 Gustavo, 5 Van Buyten (28 Badstuber, 70), 21 Lahm; 31 Schweinsteiger, 23 Pranjic; 7 Ribery, 25 Muller,10 Robben (8 Altintop, 68); 33 Gomez.
Unused subs: 1 Butt, 16 Ottl, 18 Klose, 44 Tymoshchuk.
Coach: Louis Van Gaal.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 15 Ranocchia, 26 Chivu (55 Nagatomo, 87); 5 Stankovic (29 Coutinho, 51), 8 Thiago Motta, 19 Cambiasso; 10 Sneijder; 27 Pandev (14 Kharja, 90), 9 Eto'o.
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi.
Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal).
Booked: 38 Gustavo, 57 Breno, 59 Lucio, 88 Pandev, 90+1 Kharja, 90+4 Thiago Motta.
Added time: 1 + 4 mins.
Bayern Munich vs Inter
|Kraft||1 Julio Cesar|
|Van Buyten||15 Ranocchia|