20 Muriel, 34 Pazzini, 4 (2nd half) Milito, 28 (2nd half) Cambiasso, 36 (2nd half) Alvarez
referee Marco Guida / linesmen De Luca, Petrella / 4th man Baracani
Serie A TIM — matchday 1 — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 21 December 2011 20:45
|45' /||Pazzini celebrated with a gesture of cradling a baby; it is dedicated to his wife Silvia and his newborn son Tommaso, who was born in Milan as the player was arriving at the stadium|
|45' /||No injury time added and the first half ends 1-1 between Inter and Lecce|
|45' /||Maicon takes a corner, Nagatomo crosses to Pazzini, who heads wide|
|43' /||Faraoni sends a right-footer into the arms of Gabrieli|
|42' /||Thiago Motta sends a left-footer into the arms of Gabrieli|
|40' /||Maicon with an off-target shot|
|39' /||Alvarez crosses into the box where Brivio heads the ball to safety|
|34' /||GOAL INTER: PAZZINI scores. Maicon crosses from the right and Pazzini equalises with the toe of his right boot|
|33' /||Di Michele flagged for offside|
|33' /||Inter hit the woodwork again! This time it's Forlan with a header against the post|
|30' /||Maicon crosses for Samuel; the Argentine hits the crossbar with his header. Incredible!|
|30' /||Yellow card shown to Obodo for his foul on Faraoni|
|29' /||Maicon crosses for Zanetti, who shoots just over the bar|
|27' /||Maicon, served by Faraoni, crosses to Pazzini whose header hits the crossbar|
|23' /||Lucio's pass picks out Forlan, who smashes a powerful left-footed effort against the post. Gabrieli's touch was decisive|
|20' /||GOAL LECCE: MURIEL scores. A pass from Obodo to Muriel, who dribbles past Lucio and Maicon to score with his right|
|18' /||A left-footer from Forlan goes high|
|17' /||Alvarez attempts a left-footer that goes high|
|13' /||Oddo heads away a pass intended for Forlan|
|12' /||Maicon takes a corner that Motta rises to meet, but the midfielder's effort fails to find the goal|
|10' /||Ferrario clears away Alvarez's cross intended for Pazzini|
|9' /||Maicon sends a cross but Pazzini, marked by Oddo, fails to reach it|
|5' /||Olivera takes a corner from the right and Lucio heads the ball away|
|4' /||Long pass down the right for Cuadrado, closed down by Samuel|
|2' /||Long pass down the right for Di Michele, Lucio snuffs out the threat|
|1' /||Inter v Lecce: the match begins|
|1' /||In central midfield are Zanetti and Motta, with Faraoni and Alvarez on the flanks. Forlan and Pazzini start up front|
|1' /||Ranieri has chosen Lucio and Samuel in central defense, Maicon and Nagatomo as full-backs and Julio Cesar in goal|
|1' /||WELCOME TO THE STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA: everything is ready for Inter v Lecce, the rescheduled Week 1 match|
|47' /||After two minutes of injury time, the match ends: Inter 4-1 Lecce. The Nerazzurri now have 26 points in the standings|
|45' /||The referee adds two minute of injury time|
|42' /||Yellow card shown to Pasquato|
|41' /||Beaten for pace, Giacomazzi strikes Maicon in the face as the Brazilian goes past him|
|41' /||Yellow card shown to Maicon|
|36' /||GOAL INTER: ALVAREZ scores. A perfect cross from Nagatomo on the left allows Alvarez to score his first Serie A goal with a left-footer|
|33' /||Julio Cesar saves Di Michele's left-footed shot|
|30' /||Substitution for Lecce: Obodo comes off for Pasquato|
|28' /||GOAL INTER: Cambiasso scores. Nagatomo's run along the goal line finds Cambiasso, who stretches to find the net with his right|
|26' /||Substitution for Inter: Pazzini comes off for Obi|
|24' /||Cuadrado passes to Corvia, who shoots high and wastes a golden chance|
|22' /||Samuel stretches to clear a cross from Cuadrado|
|21' /||Di Michele attempts a lob that ends up in the arms of Julio Cesar|
|18' /||A one-two between Alvarez and Maicon; the Argentine shoots just wide|
|16' /||Julio Cesar blocks Corvia's shot on the Nerazzurri goal|
|12' /||Pazzini's shot is off target under pressure from Tomovic|
|9' /||Substitution for Lecce: Muriel comes off for Corvia|
|7' /||Motta back-heels to Maicon, but Giacomazzi cleans up the danger|
|6' /||Milito passes to Cambiasso, but he fails to get a clean shot off|
|4' /||GOAL INTER: MILITO scores. Alvarez sends a through ball forward for Milito, who finishes with his right|
|2' /||Milito receives Zanetti's pass, then shoots off target|
|1' /||Substitution for Lecce: Olivera comes off for Piatti|
|1' /||Substitution for Inter: Forlan comes off for Milito|
|1' /||Substitution for Inter: Faraoni comes off for Cambiasso|
|1' /||The second half begins|
|21 December 2011||4-1||20' Muriel, 34' Pazzini, 49' Milito, 73' Cambiasso, 81' Alvarez||Vai alla partita|
|20 March 2011||1-0||54' Pazzini||Vai alla partita|
|24 September 2008||1-0||80' Cruz||Vai alla partita|
|17 September 2005||3-0||25' Martins, 29' Stankovic, 84' Cruz||Vai alla partita|
|6 March 2005||2-1||21' Pinardi, 26' Cordoba, 92' Adriano (Rig)||Vai alla partita|
|6 January 2004||3-1||3' Bovo, 51' Cruz, 61' Cordoba, 86' Vieri||Vai alla partita|
|4 November 2001||2-0||35' Kallon, 42' Di biagio||Vai alla partita|
|12 November 2000||0-1||22' Vugrinec||Vai alla partita|
|21 November 1999||6-0||1' Georgatos, 11' Zanetti, 38' Jugovic, 45' Zamorano, 49' Rig. Ronaldo, 67' Recoba||Vai alla partita|
|15 February 1998||5-0||18' Ronaldo, 29' Milanese, 40' Cauet, 70' Rig. Ronaldo, 78' Ronaldo||Vai alla partita|
|8 April 1994||4-1||19' e 47' Jonk, 50 Rig. Bergkamp, 81' Berti, 86' Baldieri|
|20 January 1991||5-0||2' Brehme, 42' e 47' Rig. Matthaus, 80' Pizzi, 90' Klinsmann|
|6 September 1989||2-1||30' Pasculli, 34' Klinsmann, 72' Rig. Brehme|
|14 May 1989||2-0||23' Diaz, 33' Serena|
|23 February 1986||3-0||55' Tardelli, 75' e 83' Rummenigge|
|8||shots on target||3|
|11||shots off target||6|
The first half saw a goal for the Giallorossi, and only the post and crossbar for the Nerazzurri, who hit the woodwork four times in 10 minutes through Forlan (twice), Pazzini and Samuel. Yes, the goal was cursed, but it was Pazzini who broke the spell, celebrating the birth of his first child, Tommaso, as well as the equaliser. Then Milito finally found the goal that had been eluding him since last 24 September. Cambiasso followed with a goal in the second half, then Alvarez added the fourth to seal the match.
FIRST HALF – Ranieri started with both Alvarez and Forlan. Pazzini was in attack alongside the Uruguayan, while Milito and Cambiasso came off the bench as subs and Ranocchia was in the stands.
After a touch from Maicon, it was Thiago Motta who sought the goal in the 7th minute with a shot from distance that ended up sailing over the crossbar. The Brazilian defender crossed again to Pazzini who, already in the box, couldn't manage to strike the ball cleanly under the challenge of Oddo. Inter then came close to scoring on a corner from Maicon when Thiago Motta did well to aim for the near post, but the ball went all the way through the box untouched. Lecce responded through Brivio, with the defender shooting too high. The same fate befell Forlan when the Uruguayan did everything on his own before shooting over the goal. Then the visitors became the team to first find the scoreboard; Obodo's long pass picked out Muriel, who out-dribbled both Maicon and Lucio to put the ball past Julio Cesar and open the scoring. However, the Colombian attacker's position when the ball was passed seemed questionable. Inter responded with Forlan and his left-footed blast from the edge of the box that only found the post. But things didn't stop there; 3 minutes later Pazzini was foiled when his header, from Maicon's cross, smacked off the crossbar. Zanetti also had a go this evening; in the 29th minute the captain sent a powerful effort at Gabrieli's goal but his shot was off target. Inter again struck the woodwork – the third time in 6 minutes – when Samuel climbed high to send his header against the post. How about a fourth time? Incredibly it happened in the 34th minute when Forlan's header struck the upright. The goal seemed to be cursed, but then Pazzini found a way to break the spell when he stretched to poke the ball into the net with the tip of his boot from just a few yards in front of the goalmouth, bringing the result to 1-1. Once again it was Pazzo threatening after a short corner from Nagatomo, but he sent his header too far wide of Gabrieli's goal.
SECOND HALF – The second half began with two changes for Inter and one for Lecce. Milito and Cambiasso were sent on for Faraoni and Forlan, and it was El Principe who latched on to a lovely through ball sent forward to him by Alvarez; the forward then touched the ball past the shoulder of Gabrieli and into the net to put the Nerazzurri ahead. Pazzini then looked to add to that when, after a touch from Cambiasso, he took a shot under pressure from Tomovic, only to see his effort go high. The Giallorossi came close to equalising on 61 minutes when Di Michele found Corvia with a pass, but Julio Cesar blocked his effort with a foot save. At the other end Maicon picked out Alvarez and the Argentine's left-footed touch sent the ball just a hair wide of the goal. A second great opportunity was wasted by Corvia when, after the corner taken by Cuadrado, he shot over the crossbar from a dangerous position. However, the Nerazzurri were not so wasteful at the other end; after being released by Zanetti, Nagatomo did some excellent work before cutting the ball back for Cambiasso, who put the ball into the net at full stretch. Nagatomo was again the provider eight minutes later when his perfect cross was volleyed in by Ricky Alvarez for the fourth, ending Inter's 2011 in style.
After two minutes of injury time the match ended; Inter 4-1 Lecce. The Nerazzurri now sit with 26 points in the standings and will next face Parma on 7 January.
Lecce 4-1 Inter (HT 1-1)
Scorers: Muriel 20, Pazzini 34, Milito 49, Cambiasso 73, Alvarez 81.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 55 Nagatomo; 37 Faraoni (Cambiasso 46), 4 Zanetti, 8 Thiago Motta, 11 Alvarez; 9 Forlan (Alvarez 46), 7 Pazzini (Obi 71).
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 29 Coutinho, 30 Castaignos.
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.
Lecce: 1 Gabrieli; 30 Oddo, 40 Tomovic, 13 Ferrario; 7 Cuadrado, 18 Giacomazzi, 8 Obodo (Pasquato 75), 10 Olivera (Piatti 46), 28 Brivio; 24 Muriel (Corvia 54), 17 Di Michele.
Unused subs: 50 Turbacci, 16 Diamoutene, 20 Bergougnoux, 21 Grossmulle.
Coach: Serse Cosmi.
Referee: Marco Guida (Torre Annunziata).
Booked: Obodo 30, Maicon 86, Pasquato 87.
Added time: 0+2 minutes.
Inter vs Lecce
|Julio Cesar 1||Gabrieli|
|Pazzini 7||Di Michele|