42 (2nd half) Palacio
referee Liran Liany / linesmen S. Nahmais, D. E. Biton / 4th man O. Bornshtein / assistants M. Masiah, R. Reinshreiber
UEFA Europa League — group stage — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 25 October 2012 19:00
|46' /||0-0 at the break between Inter and Partizan Belgrade. Coutinho carved out a number of chances and Markovic hit the post|
|45' /||Liany grants one minute of stoppage time|
|45' /||Jonathan hits in a deep cross, Livaja gets up at the far post but rests his elbows on his marker and is blown for a foul|
|44' /||More protests from the visitors but the ref isn't standing for any nonsense: he adds Tomic to his book|
|36' /||Pereira centres for Cambiasso but the Argentine can't get his header on target|
|35' /||Mr Liany initially signalled a penalty for the Serbian side but Silvestre's foul was outside the box. Tomic sends the free kick wide|
|33' /||Medo is shown a yellow card for protesting|
|32' /||Silvestre catches Mitrovic on the edge of the area and is booked|
|31' /||Coutinho took a bruising from that last challenge and can't continue. He hobbles off as Palacio comes on in his place|
|30' /||Miljkovic tests Handanovic with a low drive from range, the big goalie gets down well to block it|
|27' /||Coutinho leaves his man for dead again with a smart first touch, his second is a bit too heavy though and Ostojic makes a sliding tackle|
|21' /||PARTIZAN HIT THE POST. Lazar Markovic gets past Jonathan and curls one towards the far corner. It comes back off the upright|
|20' /||Pereira sends in a cross which Coutinho can't quite reach|
|18' /||Great skill from Coutinho as he skips past one man then sends another skidding off the pitch with a neat stop; he plays the ball across the box for Cassano, whose backheeled effort hits Partizan's defensive wall|
|9' /||CHANCE FOR INTER. Pereira runs onto a long ball and pulls it back from the by-line for Coutinho: the Brazilian sidefoots his volley wide|
|4' /||From the following corner the ball drops for Livaja but the Croatian youngster blasts his volley over|
|3' /||Coutinho turns his man with a flash of pace and sprints goalwards, the defence close him down then Jonathan's effort is saved by Petrovic|
|1' /||Handanovic almost gets himself into trouble under pressure from Malkovic and is forced into making a hurried clearance|
|1' /||The Nerazzurri take the kick-off, Inter v Partizan Belgrade is under way. FORZA INTER!!!|
|1' /||Guarin and Mudingayi form the workhorse central midfield pairing with Jonathan and Pereira operating on the flanks. Coutinho will be given licence to roam behind strike duo Livaja and Cassano|
|1' /||With Zanetti starting on the bench Cambiasso takes the captain's armband for this game and lines up in defence alongside Silvestre and Juan Jesus|
|1' /||Welcome to the Stadio Meazza for Matchday 3 of the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League. Inter host Partizan Belgrade tonight looking to end their run of winless matches at home in Europe this season|
|48' /||That's it! Inter have beaten Partizan Belgrade 1-0 thanks to Palacio's 89th-minute header. The Nerazzurri join Rubin Kazan on 7 points|
|45' /||There will be three minutes of added time|
|44' /||Marko Scepovic is booked|
|42' /||HEROICS FROM HANDANOVIC! Partizan break, Markovic is through on goal but the keeper sticks out a big hand and makes a massive save. Whew!|
|42' /||GOOOAAAL FOR INTER! Down the other end Milito crosses, Palacio leaps, Petrovic probably should do better but can't keep it out. 1-0!|
|40' /||Pereira comes to the rescue and hacks the ball away from Sasa Markovic as he was bearing down on goal|
|37' /||Inter have a free kick following a foul by the newly entered Markovic on Pereira: there's no one on the end of it|
|35' /||Here's Partizan's last substitution: Tomic leaves the pitch to be replaced by S. Markovic|
|31' /||Stramaccioni makes his final change: Milito comes on for Cassano|
|31' /||Partizan bring on Jojic in place of Ilic|
|29' /||Medo mistimes his challenge on Cambiasso. The ref opts not to book the Sierra Leone midfielder already on a yellow|
|21' /||First substitution for Partizan: Scepovic M. comes on for Mitrovic|
|19' /||Ostojic lunges at Cassano but is spared a booking by the referee|
|16' /||Another good chance for Inter. Cassano brings Palacio's cross under control in a great position but inexplicably skies his shot|
|11' /||Jonathan tries to pick out Cambiasso in the box, the ball falls for Palacio but he stabs his effort wide|
|9' /||CHANCE FOR INTER! Jonathan finds the ball at his feet after a mistake by Markovic and tees up Silvestre, whose shot is blocked by Petrovic|
|7' /||Stramaccioni makes his second change and replaces Livaja with Zanetti|
|5' /||Markovic makes a menace of himself again, dinking a clever ball over the Inter backline for Mitrovic, who fails to connect at full stretch|
|5' /||Mitrovic fouls Pereira but the ref lets him off with a warning|
|2' /||Jonathan is booked for a foul on Markovic|
|2' /||Tomic has a shot at goal but that's no problem for Handanovic|
|1' /||Partizan get the second half under way. 45 minutes for Inter to win this: come on you Nerazzurri!|
|25 October 2012||1-0||88' Palacio||Vai alla partita|
|3||shots on target||4|
|6||shots off target||4|
MILAN - An 89th-minute header by Rodrigo Palacio gave Inter all three points in their 2012/13 UEFA Europa League Matchday 3 clash with Partizan Belgrade. The Argentine striker came off the bench on the half-hour mark to replace Coutinho, a real handful for the Serbians before being forced off injured. Lazar Markovic struck the post on 21 minutes and was denied by a fantastic save from Handanovic, which led to El Trenza scoring from the resulting counter-attack less than a minute later.
The win takes the Nerazzurri up to 7 points in Group H alongside Rubin Kazan, while Neftchi and Partizan Belgrade remain on 1 point.
1-0 Partizan Belgrade (HT: 0-0)
Scorer: Palacio 88.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 6
Silvestre, 7 Coutinho (Palacio 31), 14 Guarin, 16 Mudingayi, 19
Cambiasso, 31 Pereira, 40 Juan Jesus, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja (Zanetti 52), 99 Cassano (Milito 76).
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 21 Gargano, 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Partizan Belgrade: 30
Petrovic; 2 A.Miljkovic, 3 Volkov, 4 Medo, 7 Tomic (S. Markovic 80), 15 Ivanov, 22 S.Ilic (Jojic 76), 40 Ostojic, 45
Mitrovic (S. Scepovic 66), 50 L. Markovic, 99 Smiljanic.
Unused subs: 33 R.Ilic, 17 Sretenovic, 18 A.Lazevski, 44 M.Scepovic.
Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic.
Referee: Liran Liany
Assistants: Nahmias, Biton.
Fourth official: Bornshtein.
Additional assistants: Masiah, Reinshreiber.
Booked: Silvestre 33, Medo 33, Tomic 44, Jonathan 47, Ivanov 66, Scepovic 89.
Added time: 1+3 minutes.
Inter vs Partizan Belgrade
|Mudingayi 16||Ilic S.|
|Livaja 88||Markovic L.|
|Belec 27||Ilic R.|
|Zanetti 4||Scepovic S.|
|Milito 22||Markovic S.|
|Samuel 25||Scepovic M.|