10 Coutinho, 30 Obi, 42 Livaja, 8 (2nd half) Canales
referee Bernie Raymond Blom / linesmen N. Simons, D. D. Goossens / 4th man B.J.A.C van Dongen / assistants D. Makkelie, T. van Sichem
UEFA Europa League — group stage — Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku — 4 October 2012 18:00
|46' /||Inter have Neftchi on the back foot in Baku and take a 3-0 lead into the dressing rooms at half time: Coutinho, Obi and Livaja on target|
|45' /||Blom awards a minute of added time|
|42' /||INTER SCORE A THIRD! Mix-up in the Neftchi defence as Guarin's pass is deflected goalwards by Bertucci. Livaja nods in from close range|
|41' /||Flavinho is clean through on goal but Handanovic rushes out to clear with his feet|
|40' /||Guarin works the ball to Jonathan and the Brazilian's shot-cross is deflected behind for a corner by Bertucci|
|35' /||Jonathan stays on the ground briefly after clashing with an opponent but is then ok to carry on|
|34' /||Shukurov takes a free kick, Flavinho lets it run to Sadygov - he shoots wide|
|30' /||Obi's strike is the Nerazzurri's 500th goal in European competition|
|30' /||2-0 TO INTER! Joel Obi marks his return to the team with goal, sidefooting home following more good work on the right from Guarin|
|30' /||Juan Jesus wins the ball off Canales in the area|
|29' /||Coutinho races onto a long ball played over the top from midfield and chests down well, only to be denied by Stamenkovic coming off his line|
|28' /||Coutinho hits a shot with a wicked curl on it, but not quite enough to bend it in at the far post|
|24' /||Obi is booked for a high challenge on Shukurov|
|23' /||Shukurov latches onto a ball deep inside the Nerazzurri box and sends it wide. A half-roar goes up from the home crowd, a sigh of relief from the Inter fans|
|19' /||Coutinho weaves his way into the box and draws a heavy challenge from Yunuszade: the referee deems nothing wrong|
|18' /||Wobay opts to shoot from range... into the stands|
|15' /||First shot on target for Neftchi: Sadygov has a go from outside the area but it's no problem for Handanovic|
|12' /||Inter on the attack again: Pereira's low ball runs to Guarin, the Colombian takes a punt at goal but finds a Neftchi defender in his way|
|10' /||That's Coutinho's second goal in the Europa League this term|
|10' /||GOOOOAL for Inter! Perfect start for the Nerazzurri: Guarin cuts in from the wing and crosses for Coutinho to finish with a cool backheel|
|5' /||Inter are bossing possession in these early stages of the game. No real threat yet though|
|2' /||Juan Jesus clears the lines for Inter as Neftchi apply some early pressure|
|1' /||Stramaccioni has decided to stick with a three-man back line but freshens it up by bringing Silvestre in for Ranocchia; Cambiasso drops back into defence between his fellow countryman and Juan Jesus|
|1' /||Jonathan and Pereira start in the wide berths with five across the midfield. Mudingayi and Guarin will look to provide the muscle in the centre, while Obi makes his first appearance of the season after his injury layoff|
|1' /||This is the first time Neftchi and Inter have met in a competitive fixture|
|1' /||The Nerazzurri have never played in official competitions in Azerbaijan before, nor have they ever faced an Azerbaijani team|
|1' /||Meanwhile Neftchi are testing their might against an Italian outfit in a competitive match for the first time in their history|
|1' /||Neftchi v Inter gets underway with the Nerazzurri taking the kick-off. FORZA INTER!!!|
|1' /||Welcome to the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium in Baku, where Neftchi are hosting Inter in Matchday 2 of the UEFA Europa League|
|49' /||Three goals tonight sees the Nerazzurri pass the 500-goal barrier in European competitions as they notch up numbers 499, 500 and 501|
|49' /||Inter's win marks the end of Neftchi's unbeaten run at home in Europe, which stretched back 14 games|
|49' /||Neftchi v Inter finishes 1-3 to the Nerazzurri, who move up to 4 points in Group H level with Rubin Kazan|
|45' /||Four minutes of stoppage time have been signalled|
|44' /||Handanovic shows safe hands from another free kick, this time from Shukurov|
|43' /||Jonathan is shown a yellow for fouling Bertucci|
|40' /||Bertucci's free kick is punched clear by Handanovic|
|39' /||Pereira goes into the ref's book for timewasting|
|37' /||Final change for Inter: Gargano takes over from Guarin|
|32' /||Inter close to making it 4-1: Garritano's smart ball frees Guarin on the right, he crosses to the far past but no one's on the end of it|
|30' /||Coutinho is looking tired now and Stramaccioni replaces him with Primavera youngster Garritano|
|29' /||Coutinho goes on a solo run from the halfway line and bursts straight through the middle; he reaches the box but, off balance and under pressure, he can't keep his shot down|
|19' /||Coutinho dribbles past Yunuszade but the full-back manages to recover and concedes a corner|
|19' /||Stramaccioni's first substitution: after completing a good hour on his return to the side, Obi makes way for Ranocchia|
|17' /||Cambiasso denies Canales|
|15' /||Guarin again finds space on the right flank and this time picks out Livaja on the edge of the box: the youngster's shot is turned behind|
|11' /||Canales gets on the end of a corner and heads at goal. Handanovic saves|
|10' /||Pereira looks to restore Inter's three-goal cushion as he skips away down the left before twice calling the keeper into action|
|8' /||GOAL FOR NEFTCHI. Wobay tricks Silvestre into conceding a yard of space and crosses low for Canales to sweep home at the far post|
|6' /||Shukurov displays a flash of skill on the right to burst past Juan Jesus before Cambiasso intervenes|
|3' /||Corner for Neftchi: Sadygov's shot is deflected as Handanovic and Ramos clash|
|2' /||Neftchi have taken to the pitch with renewed spirit and spend the first few minutes in Inter's half. Bertucci has a shot at goal that Handanovic is forced to tip over|
|1' /||Neftchi made a change during the break: Nurahmadov is replaced by Seyidov|
|1' /||The second half of Neftchi v Inter has started|
|4 October 2012||1-3||10' Coutinho, 30' Obi, 42' Livaja, 57' Canales||Vai alla partita|
|7||shots on target||7|
|6||shots off target||3|
BAKU – Now Andrea Stramaccioni's Inter really can think about the derby. They left the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium after a crushing display of superiority with a 3-1 victory over Neftchi in Matchday 2 of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League.
The first half was all Inter and Guarin, looking more like a winger tonight, was at the heart of the first two goals. Ten minutes were on the clock when the Colombian drifted in from the right and played a neat pass for Coutinho, who turned the ball past Stamenkovic with a crafty backheeled flick. Guarin then provided more of the same for Obi to score with an easy finish on the half-hour mark. Inter's third came in the 42nd minute with a bit of help from Bertucci, the defender wrongfooting his own keeper with a deflected intervention that enabled Livaja to nod home. Canales pulled one back shortly after the restart but the hosts didn't have enough to trouble the Nerazzurri further.
Inter scored their 500th and 501st goals in European competitions this evening and the win takes them to the top of Group H alongside Rubin Kazan on four points. The next Europa League appointment is in three weeks' time when Partizan Belgrade visit the Meazza.
Neftchi 1-3 Inter (HT: 0-3)
Scorers: Coutinho 10, Obi 30, Livaja 42, Canales 53.
Neftchi PFK: 30 Stamenkovic; 22 Shukurov, 32 Yunuszade, 5 Mitreski, 16 Bertucci; 15 Ramos, 6 Sadygov; 10 Wobay, 9 Valencio; 21 Nurahmadov (Seyidov 46), 11 Canales.
Unused subs: 12 Balayev, 3 Yunisoglu, 4 Guliyev, 8 Abdullayev Elshan, 17 Abdullayev Araz, 28 Medhiyev.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 6 Silvestre, 19 Cambiasso, 40 Juan Jesus; 42 Jonathan, 14 Guarin (Gargano 82), 16 Mudingayi, 20 Obi (Ranocchia 64), 31 Pereira; 7 Coutinho (Garritano 75); 88 Livaja.
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 24 Benassi, 44 Bianchetti, 55 Nagatomo.
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED).
Booked: Obi 24, Ranocchia 73, Pereira 84, Jonathan 88.
Added time: 1 + 4 minutes.
Neftçi vs Inter
|Abdullayev Elshan||24 Benassi|
|Abdullayev Araz||44 Bianchetti|