Trabzonspor 1
1 Inter

18 Alvarez, 23 Altintop

referee Martin Arkinson / linesmen M.Mullarkey , P.Kirkup / 4th man A.Marriner / assistants S.Attwell, M.Clattenburg
UEFA Champions League — 1st round — Huseyin Avni Aker, Trebisonda — 22 November 2011 20:45

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1st half / 2nd half

48' / After 3 minutes of added time, the 1st half of Trabzonspor v Inter ends 1-1. Alvarez gave Inter the lead (18) before Altintop equalised (23)
47' / Zarate takes a corner, Samuel gets a head to it and Inter win another corner. Then Alvarez has half a chance but can't get his shot on target
45' / Atkinson awards 3 minutes of first-half stoppage time
42' / Glowaski is booked for a foul on Milito
40' / The Nerazzurri have a free kick: Cambiasso takes, Colman heads clear
38' / Contact between Samuel and Burak as they leap inside the box. Atkinson awards a free kick to Inter
36' / The Nerazzurri hit on the break with Zarate: Tolga proves he's a match for Julio Cesar as he makes a low save
35' / Alanzinho traps the ball and releases a snapshot, Julio Cesar getting down to push around the post. From the corner Burak heads goalwards from the near post, Julio Cesar again showing safe hands
30' / Alanzinho steals the ball off Nagatomo and has a go from the edge of the box, Lucio gets in the way and clears
23' / TRABZONSPOR ARE LEVEL. Halil Altintop shoots from outside the box, it takes a deflection off Samuel and ends up in the top corner. 1-1
22' / Trabzonspor inches away from equalising: Burak is played in behind the defence and manages to beat Lucio but the ball rolls just wide
18' / GOAL FOR INTER! Alvarez plays a one-two with Milito, runs into the box for the return ball and slots past Tolga. His 1st goal for Inter
15' / Lucio's sliced clearance falls to Burak, who controls with his chest and attempts to lob Julio Cesar with a dipping effort from a distance; the keeper is alert to it
12' / Chivu goes down a bit too easily and is shown a yellow card
7' / Milito spreads play out for Zarate, who crosses into the box looking for his compatriot; Tolga gets to it first
5' / Burak's shot comes off Chivu and Trabzonspor have the first corner of the game. The Nerazzurri defence clears
5' / Burak takes it and hits the wall
4' / Samuel fouls Burak and the Turks have a free kick in a central position
2' / Celustka charges forward and lets fly from the edge of the box: wide
1' / The Nerazzurri take the kick-off and Trabzonspor v Inter is under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' / Ranieri rewards Alvarez for his impressive showing against Cagliari with a place in the starting line-up, while Milito and Zarate are up front. Pazzini starts on the bench. Lucio and Nagatomo also return to the team
1' / Tonight's other match in Group B has already finished: Lille beat CSKA Moscow 0-2 in Russia, a result which means Inter have already qualified for the knockout stages before setting foot on the pitch tonight
1' / Welcome to the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium for Trabzonspor v Inter, Matchday 5 of the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League
47' / Trabzonspor v Inter ends 1-1. The Nerazzurri are now on 10 points, meaning they have qualified for the knockout stage as Group B winners
46' / Colman's free kick is cleared by Pazzini
45' / There'll be two minutes of added time
43' / The last Nerazzurri substitute is Faraoni, who takes over from Alvarez
40' / Another change for the home side: Alanzinho makes way for Paulo Henrique
40' / Ranieri looks to freshen up his front line by bringing Pazzini on for Milito
39' / Alvarez is booked for a foul on Mierzejweski
31' / Trabzonspor hit the post! Celustka's cross is met by Mierzejweski, who steers his header onto the inside of Julio Cesar's post
26' / Alanzinho drills a powerful half-volley just wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand upright
24' / Inter also make a substitution: Coutinho comes on for Zarate
19' / Trabzonspor make their first change: Serkan is replaced by Mierzejweski
17' / Down the other end Tolga denies Zarate once again
16' / Altintop knocks on for Burak, whose shot is saved by Julio Cesar
15' / Inter almost restore their lead. Cambiasso finds Zarate, the Argentine is denied by Tolga then Glowaski saves the open goal with his chest
11' / A second Turkish player, Serkan, goes into the book for a foul on Chivu
10' / Cambiasso crosses, Zarate lays off for Stankovic and the Serb hits a volley, low and hard, which Tonga palms wide with some difficulty
6' / Alvarez wins a corner for Inter. He takes it himself, Glowaski heads clear
4' / Trabzonspor have a free kick: Burak takes it and Julio Cesar punches clear. Then Serkan knocks it back in and Samuel puts behind for a corner
2' / Zokora has a shot from outside the box: miles off target
1' / The second half begins with no substitutions made

total votes 4803

Zanetti 6.4872
Stankovic 4.8199
Cambiasso 5.7802
Julio Cesar 6.3380
Samuel 6.5790
Chivu 4.7850
Milito 5.4329
Lucio 4.9394
Coutinho 6.3675
Pazzini 6.1518
Nagatomo 4.6394
Faraoni 6.3896
Alvarez 7.3504
Zarate 5.5330
average rating 5.8280







22 November 2011 1-1 18' Alvarez, 23' Altintop Vai alla partita


19 shots on target 7
6 shots off target 3
17 fouls committed 13
6 corners 9
2 offsides 2
50% ball possession 50%



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TRAZBON – Having qualified for the knockout stage before kick-off thanks to Lille's win over CSKA Moscow, Inter headed into the cauldron of the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium to get the point needed to finish as winners of Group B. It was no easy feat but Inter succeeded and can now look forward to more Champions League football in February. All the action came in the first half: Inter broke the deadlock thanks an Argentine move, Alvarez exchanging passes with Milito before netting his first goal in Nerazzurri colours. Five minutes later the Turks drew level through Altintop via a deflection off Samuel. There were no goals after the break, though Mierzejweski went mightily close, his header coming off the inside of Julio Cesar's post. Joy for the Nerazzurri then as they qualify a game early: they can now can focus their energy on Serie A.

FIRST HALF – Inter took to the pitch safe in the knowledge that they were already in the draw for the knockout stage after Lille beat CSKA Moscow in an earlier kick-off. Claudio Ranieri fielded Lucio alongside Samuel in central defencecentre back with Nagatomo and Chivu as full-backs. Cambiasso took up the holding role in front of defence, Alvarez was rewarded for his showing against Cagliari with a right-wing berth while Zarate was on the opposite flank. Zanetti and Stankovic completed the midfield with Milito leading the line up front.

Trabzonspor started brightly as Celutska made an early foray forward before firing wide, followed soon after by Burak. Meanwhile Alvarez and Zarate looked to inspire Inter but initially came up short. Burak tried to lob a volley beyond Julio Cesar on the quarter of an hour mark, but the keeper was alert to it. The Nerazzurri went ahead on 18 minutes and Ricky Alvarez was the scorer, following up his impressive performance at the weekend with his first goal in Nerazzurri colours. He laid off for Milito then collected the return pass and placed a left-footed shot beyond Tonga for Inter's first goal in Turkey in 30 years. Ranieri's team got lucky three minutes later as Burak slipped in between the two centre-backs, Lucio missing his tackle, only to see his shot trickle a fraction wide. However, just two minutes passed and the Turks were level: Altintop found the back of the net with a long-range effort, Julio Cesar wrong-footed as the ball ricocheted off Samuel's back. The keeper was called into action in the 35th minute first by Alanzinho and then by Burak, and moments later his opposite number Tonga saved from Zarate at the other end. The Nerazzurri upped the tempo and won a couple of corners - Samuel and Alvarez both going close - but they were unable to restore their lead and the first half ended 1-1 after three minutes of added time.

SECOND HALF – The match restarted with no substitutions made and it wasn't long before Trabzonspor went for goal: fortunately Zokora's shot was utterly forgettable. The Turkish outfit had certainly come out fired up though, and Julio Cesar had to make a good save from Burak's free kick as the home side began to pile on the pressure. Stankovic volleyed goalwards in the 55th minute, with Tolga scrambling to make the save, before Inter's Brazilian keeper had to deal with a tricky shot from Alanzinho. On 60 minutes Cambiasso fed Zarate with a lovely ball: Tolga blocked the forward's first effort then Glowaski positioned himself well between Zarate and the goal as Maurito looked to volley into an open net. Three minutes later Burak had another shot (weak), to which Inter responded on the counter-attack when Zarate was played into space, Tolga denying him once more. Ranieri brought Coutinho on for Zarate in the 69th minute, despite the Argentine's positive performance. Soon afterwards Inter breathed a sigh of relief as Alanzinho volleyed a venomous drive just wide after Chivu headed clear. There was an even bigger sigh in the 76th minute when Celutska's cross was met by the head of substitute Mierzejweski and his effort came back off the post. The Turks kept looking for a way through but were given no joy by the Nerazzurri rear guard and after two minutes of stoppage time Trabzonspor v Inter ended 1-1. Inter sit on top of Group B with 10 points and, with a four-point gap and one matchday remaining, confirm their place as group winners.

Trabzonspor 1-1 Inter (HT: 1-1)
Scorers: Alvarez 18, Altintop 23.

Trabzonspor: 29 Tolga; 5 Cech, 6 Glowaski, 23 Giray, 28 Celustka; 25 Alanzinho (Paulo Henrique 84), 15 Zokora, 20 Colman, 30 Serkan (Mierzejewski 64); 17 Burak, 9 H. Altintop.
Unused subs: 1 Kivrak, 21 Atas, 22 Mustafa, 24 Aykut, 32 Brozek.
Coach: Senol Gunes.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 55 Nagatomo, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 19 Cambiasso, 11 Alvarez (Faraoni 88), 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic; 28 Zarate (Coutinho 69); 22 Milito (Pazzini 85).
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 8 Thiago Motta, 20 Obi, 23 Ranocchia.
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England).
Booked: Chivu 11, Glowaski 42, Serkan 56, Alvarez 84.
Added time: 3+2 minutes.
Attendance: 25,000.

Trabzonspor vs Inter

starting lineups

Tolga 1 Julio Cesar
Cech 55 Nagatomo
Glowaski 6 Lucio
Giray 25 Samuel
Celustka 26 Chivu
Alanzinho 19 Cambiasso
Zokora 11 Alvarez
Colman 4 Zanetti
Serkan 5 Stankovic
Burak 28 Zarate
Altintop 22 Milito


Kivrak 12 Castellazzi
Mierzejewski 7 Pazzini
Paulo Henrique 8 Motta
Atas 20 Obi
Mustafa 23 Ranocchia
Aykut 29 Coutinho
Brozek 37 Faraoni

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