Final score

14 March 2013 19:00

Inter
5' (2nd ET) Alvarez
30' (2nd half) Gallas o.g.
7' (2nd half) Palacio
20' Cassano
Tottenham
7' (1st ET) Adebayor
referee Ivan Bebek / linesmen T.Petrovic, M.Grgic / 4th man D.Conjar / assistants D.Vuckov, G.Gabrilo
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Half time at the San Siro: Inter 1-0 Tottenham
46' Adebayor is through and tries to chip Handanovic: over the top
46' Guarin hits a vicious drive: beaten away by Friedel
45' There will be four minutes of added time
44' Friedel is cautioned for time-wasting
43' Guarin's shot goes well wide
41' Zanetti powers back to get there ahead of Adebayor running at full tilt
38' Jonathan snuffs out a potential counter attack involving Adebayor
38' Gallas steals in ahead of Palacio on the Inter left
37' Walker rises well from a free-kick: his header is off-target however
35' Juan Jesus mops up in front of Adebayor
34' Jonathan is caught offside up the right
33' Spurs launch it towards Defoe: Chivu clears with a diving header
30' Palacio is caught offside after a nice through ball from Gargano
29' Friedel is out smartly to get there ahead of Palacio
28' Jonathan is there to pinch the ball off Naughton on the edge of the box
27' Livermore steps in to deny Cassano
27' Jonathan comes across to dispossess Sigurdsson on the left
25' Cassano dinks it over the top for Palacio but the Argentine's effort catches the crossbar!
23' Cambiasso's shot is straight into the grateful arms of Friedel
22' Handanovic beats away Sigurdsson's shot from range
20' GOAL FOR INTER! Palacio is put through and his first-time cross finds Cassano unmarked at the back post: Fant'Antonio heads home. 1-0 Inter
17' Gallas fouls Cassano in the box when through on goal: the striker appeals in vain
15' Defoe is wrongly flagged offside
14' Livermore is booked for time-wasting
13' Cassano hits a right-footed shot straight at Friedel
11' Juan deflects Defoe's shot wide
10' Cassano is flagged offside
8' Gallas is on hand to break up a Palacio-Cassano one-two
8' Gallas this time intervenes as Cassano and Guarin look to combine
7' Guarin tries to get in on the counter: Vertonghen reads the danger
7' Ball up the right for Walker, Kovacic intercepts
5' Guarin tries to burst into the box but the visiting defence is alert to the danger
4' Cambiasso clips it in towards Palacio, his flicked header has too much on it and is easily claimed by Friedel
3' The ball is clipped towards Sigurdsson but Juan Jesus gets there first
2' Chivu clears well from Sigurdsson's free-kick
1' Welcome along to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza: we're all ready for Inter v Tottenham, the UEFA Europa League last 16 second leg clash
1' The Nerazzurri kick off: Inter v Tottenham is underway
1' Stramaccioni picks Cassano alongside Palacio in attack
Minutes Text commentary
48' It's finished Inter 3-0 Tottenham after 90 minutes. We go into extra time
46' What a chance! Cambiasso's left-footed drive is a lick of paint away from sending Inter through
45' There will be three minutes of added time
44' A couple of deflections take the sting out of Alvarez's effort and Friedel saves easily
39' What a save from Handanovic! He hurls himself to his left to keep out Naughton
38' Alvarez takes the corner, Juan Jesus' header catches a defender and Friedel gathers
37' Lennon is on hand to pinch it from Palacio as the Argentine lines up a shot
34' Holtby also picks up a caution
34' Inter substitution: Kovacic makes way for Benassi
33' Walker is given a yellow card for simulation
30' GOAL FOR INTER! Cassano's free-kick catches Gallas and wrong-foots Friedel. What a comeback! Inter 3-0 Tottenham!!!
28' Handanovic gathers Lennon's mishit centre
27' Slightly dubious offside decision after Cassano looks to feed it through to Palacio
26' Nerazzurri change: Alvarez replaces Guarin
25' Spurs sub: off goes Livermore, on comes Lennon
23' Zanetti tries his luck from a tight angle: Friedel repels the drive
19' Palacio looks up and sees Cambiasso and Cassano in the box: his pass is weak and Friedel dives onto the loose ball
18' Palacio is caught by Vertonghen: the referee waves play on
16' Cambiasso's headed effort from Cassano's set piece loops over the bar
12' Cassano hoists one in towards Palacio: Friedel makes a comfortable claim
11' Substitution for Tottenham: Holtby replaces Defoe
8' Spurs try to react with Dembele bursting forward but his pass for Adebayor fails to find its target
7' Gallas makes a crucial tackle to stop Palacio as the Argentine goes to shoot
7' GOAL FOR INTER! Palacio steers it past Friedel following a perfectly weighted through ball from Cambiasso. Inter 2-0 Tottenham!
5' Juan Jesus denies Defoe who was nearly through on Handanovic
2' Palacio is caught offside
1' The second half is underway
Minutes Text commentary
20' Half time in extra time: Inter 3-1 Tottenham
18' Gargano can't latch onto a fine through ball
16' Palacio hits it well first-time from out wide: Friedel pushes it behind for a corner
15' Cassano volleys the ball into the mixer: Palacio gets a header on target but it's comfortable for Friedel
15' There will be two minutes of added time
14' Tottenham substitution: Caulker comes on for Naughton
11' Cassano tries to stand up a cross from the by-line: Friedel clutches the ball to his chest
7' GOAL FOR TOTTENHAM: Dembele's shot is too hot to handle and Adebayor slides in ahead of Zanetti to poke past Handanovic. Inter 3-1 Spurs
3' From a corner, Gallas is unmarked in the middle but sends his header wide of the post
2' Parker finds Lennon but Zanetti makes a crucial intervention: corner kick
1' Extra time begins at the San Siro
Minutes Text commentary
17' Inter go out despite a heroic fightback. Inter 4-1 Tottenham a.e.t. Spurs sneak through on the away goals rule
15' There will be two minutes of added time
14' Cassano's centre is met by Ranocchia but his effort sails over the top
12' Cassano's cross this time is just too high for Alvarez
9' Juan Jesus is booked for a foul on Gallas
5' GOAL FOR INTER! Cassano curls in a cross to the back post and Alvarez powers a header past Friedel. Inter 4-1 Tottenham
3' Nerazzurri change: Ranocchia is on for Jonathan
1' The second period of extra time is underway
1' Cassano immediately tries his luck from distance and draws a fine save from Friedel
Zanetti
8.51
8.51
Cambiasso
8.16
8.16
Chivu
7.74
7.74
Ranocchia
7.39
7.39
Alvarez
7.31
7.31
Jonathan
7.57
7.57
Jesus
7.85
7.85
Guarin
5.37
5.37
Palacio
8.68
8.68
Handanovic
8.41
8.41
Benassi
6.46
6.46
Cassano
9.08
9.08
Gargano
7.37
7.37
Kovacic
8.64
8.64
Average rating 7.75
11 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 6
13 fouls committed 9
6 corners 5
6 offsides 4
50% ball possession 50%
Tottenham unbeaten in 10 in Europe

Spurs haven't lost in Europe since 30 November 2011 when they succumbed 2-1 at home to PAOK Thessaloniki: since then the English side have won five and drawn five.

No draws in the past: Spurs have always scored three

This is the fourth time Inter and Tottenham have met: there has never been a draw - Tottenham have scored three in each of their previous encounters - and the team playing at home has always emerged victorious. Inter have won one, Spurs two and the English team have scored nine goals in that time.

Inter well on top when hosting English opposition

The Nerazzurri have played English opposition on 33 occasions in Europe, recording 12 wins, six draws and 15 defeats. Inter host an English team for the 17th time and have so far managed eight wins, five draws and three losses. Add to that four matches in the Anglo-Italian Cup: one win apiece and two draws.

Spurs have only won once in Italy: at the San Siro

Spurs come up against Italian opposition for the 11th time, having won four, drawn four and lost two in the past. Tottenham travel to Italy for the sixth time in Europe, and have only won once in the past (1-0 over AC Milan in the Champions League on 15 February 2011), drawing two and losing on two occasions. Spurs also won their two matches in the Anglo-Italian League Cup.

Palacio closing in on Boninsegna

Rodrigo Palacio, with seven strikes in this season's Europa League, goes in search of Roberto Boninsegna's record of the most goals in a single edition of the Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/Europa League. The man from Mantova hit nine in the 1969/70 season.

Can Stramaccioni's Inter emulate Bologna (1990/91) and Parma (1995/96)?

Inter will try to follow the trend in a week of great comebacks: Italian club sides have trailed 3-0 from the first leg away from home on nine occasions in the past. Seven of those sides went out, but Bologna in 1990/91 and Parma in 1995/96 both went through. The Rossoblu had the better of Admira Wacker Mödling in the UEFA Cup last 16, winning the second leg 3-0 at the Stadio Dall'Ara and going through 6-5 on penalties. Five years later, Parma were beaten 3-0 by Halmstad in the Cup Winners' Cup, but managed to turn it around at the Stadio Tardini, seeing off the Swedes thanks to a 4-0 return leg victory.

Spurs haven't conceded against Italian opposition since November 2010

Tottenham haven't conceded against Italian opposition since Samuel Eto'o scored after 80 minutes in a 3-1 defeat at White Hart Lane on 2 November 2010. The remaining 10 minutes of that match plus a pair of clean sheets against both AC Milan (Champions League 2010/11 last 16) and Lazio (Europa League 2012/13 group stage), along with last week's 3-0 win over the Nerazzurri mean Spurs have gone 460 minutes since they last let in a goal against Italian opponents.

Croat Bebek takes charge

The referee, Croat Ivan Babek, 36, an international official since 2003, takes charge of Inter for the first time and an Italian side for the fifth time in European football: all of the four previous matches have been won by the Italian team. He has overseen two fixtures involving English clubs, both away from home: one win and one loss.

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wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Friedel
Zanetti 4 Walker
Jesus 40 Gallas
Chivu 26 Vertonghen
Jonathan 42 Naughton
Gargano 21 Sigurdsson
Cambiasso 19 Dembele
Kovacic 10 Livermore
Guarin 14 Parker
Palacio 8 Defoe
Cassano 99 Adebayor

substitutes

Belec 27 Lloris
Alvarez 11 Holtby
Ranocchia 23 Huddlestone
Benassi 24 Lennon
Pasa 28 Caulker
Colombi 47 Assou-Ekotto
Belloni 60 Carroll