22 Guarin, 47 Guarin, 43 (2nd half) Benassi
referee Pawel Gil / linesmen P.Sadczuk , M.Wierzbowski / 4th man K.Sapela / assistants R.Malek, H.Siejewicz
UEFA Europa League — last 32, 2nd leg — Constantin Radulescu Stadium, — 21 February 2013 19:00
|48' /||The first half comes to an end: the Nerazzurri lead 2-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate|
|47' /||GOAL FOR INTER! Felgueiras fails to hold after Guarin's heavy touch, Alvarez collects and finds the Colombian for his second. Inter lead 2-0|
|45' /||The fourth official's board shows three minutes of added time|
|43' /||Sepsi tries his luck from range: off-target|
|42' /||Hora bursts into the box but Handanovic is smartly off his line to make the save|
|38' /||Kapetanos receives a yellow card for simulation|
|36' /||Second change for the hosts: Kapetanos replaces Rada|
|35' /||Inter go close again: Cassano plays in Palacio and the Argentine's shot is well saved by Felgueiras|
|34' /||Cassano beats an opponent in the box and plays it into the middle: a Cluj defender nips in to deny Palacio|
|30' /||Inter try and get their foot on the ball and chances are at a premium|
|22' /||GOAL FOR INTER! Alvarez feeds it through to Palacio who rolls it square to Guarin: the Colombian sidefoots it home and Inter lead 1-0|
|15' /||Kovacic is cautioned for handball|
|11' /||Maah gets half a yard and tries to bend it into the far corner: wide of the post|
|10' /||Chance for Inter: Cambiasso volleys it through towards Cassano, whose shot goes over the top|
|9' /||Cluj are forced into an early change: Hora is on in place of Muresan|
|7' /||Sepsi goes in hard on Pereira: the referee awards a free-kick and the Cluj man escapes a caution|
|5' /||Rui Pedro is free in the box after a nice dummy but he fails to get hold of his shot and Handanovic watches the ball go wide of the post|
|1' /||Inter get the game underway at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu|
|1' /||Alvarez, Kovacic, Cambiasso and Guarin make up the midfield four, with Antonio Cassano partnering Rodrigo Palacio in attack|
|1' /||Inter will line up with Handanovic in goal, and a back four of Zanetti, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus and Pereira|
|48' /||It's finished Cluj 0-3 Inter at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu: the Nerazzurri are into the last 16, where they will face Spurs|
|48' /||Hora chips it over Handanovic but the ball cannons back off the crossbar|
|45' /||There will be 3 minutes of added time|
|43' /||GOAL FOR INTER! Cassano dinks one over the top for Benassi who outpaces Piccolo and pokes it under Felgueiras. The Nerazzurri lead 3-0!|
|40' /||Cadu is booked for a high boot on Cassano|
|39' /||Kapetanos also fails to find the target from range|
|38' /||Godemeche's shot from distance goes high and wide|
|35' /||Cluj are down to ten men after Camora, the last man, hauls down Benassi and is promptly dismissed|
|32' /||Camora fires in a vicious half-volley: Handanovic pulls off another top draw save|
|27' /||Cluj go close: Maah squares it, the ball runs loose and Hora's effort is well blocked by Pereira's sliding challenge|
|26' /||Valente replaces Rui Pedro for the home side|
|23' /||Handanovic pulls off a wonder save as Hora smashes the ball against the keeper's face from point-blank range|
|21' /||Inter sub: goalscorer Guarin goes off, Mbaye comes on|
|19' /||Godemeche screws his shot well wide|
|14' /||Rui Pedro hits it from the edge of the area, the ball catches Cambiasso and loops over the top|
|9' /||Substitution for Inter: Alvarez makes way for Pasa|
|8' /||Through ball for Maah but Handanovic is out to claim|
|5' /||The referee awards Cluj a free-kick after Guarin commits a foul on the edge of the box: Cassano had found an unmarked Cambiasso in the middle|
|1' /||Inter change: Benassi comes on for Rodrigo Palacio|
|1' /||The second half is underway at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu|
|21 February 2013||0-3||22' Guarin, 47' Guarin, 91' Benassi||Vai alla partita|
|3||shots on target||4|
|16||shots off target||3|
CLUJ - Inter have seen off Cluj 3-0 tonight, and storm into the Europa League last 16, 5-0 on aggregate. Fredy Guarin bagged two and Benassi added a third late on, and the Nerazzurri will now meet Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the quarter finals.
Cassano missed a great chance after 10 minutes as he fired over when one-on-one with Felgueiras. After 22 minutes Alvarez showed quick feet before steering it through to Palacio: the Argentine looked up and unselfishly rolled the ball square to Guarin to tuck into the empty net and give the Nerazzurri the lead.
The Colombian didn't stop there however: once again Alvarez was involved, picking up the ball after Felgueiras had fumbled, and his pass gave Guarin another straightforward finish. Cluj found themselves a man down, ten minutes from time, as Camora hauled down Benassi when through on goal. Inter also finished the match with only ten men on the field as a muscle injury forced Ranocchia off with a few minutes to play. On 88 minutes Benassi was celebrating his first professional goal as he poked under the advancing Felgueiras, following a delicious ball from Cassano, and made it 3-0 to Inter.
A late equaliser from Tottenham sent them through 3-2 on aggregate over Lyon and the English side will meet the Nerazzurri in the last 16. The first leg will be played at London's White Hart Lane on 7 March.
Cluj 0-3 Inter (HT: 0-1)
Scorers: Guarin 22, 45+1, Benassi 88.
Cluj: 1 Felgueiras; 20 Cadu, 13 Piccolo, 24 Rada (Kapetanos 36); 23 Godemeche; 3 Ivo Pinto, 6 Muresan (Hora 9), 8 Sepsi, 45 Camora; 14 Maah, 30 Rui Pedro (Valente 71).
Subs not used: 44 Stancioiu, 12 Maftei, 19 Bjelanovic, 26 Celestino.
Coach: Paulo Sergio.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 23 Ranocchia, 40 Juan Jesus, 31 Pereira; 11 Alvarez (Pasa 54), 19 Cambiasso, 29 Kovacic; 14 Guarin (Mbaye 66); 8 Palacio (Benassi 46), 99 Cassano.
Subs not used: 27 Belec, 21 Gargano, 26 Chivu, 49 Terrani.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL).
Booked: Kovacic 16, Kapetanos 38, Cadu 84.
Sent off: Camora 80.
Added time: 3+3 minutes.
CFR Cluj vs Inter
|Ivo Pinto||11 Alvarez|
|Rui Pedro||99 Cassano|