28 Kovacic, 33 Kovacic, 3 (2nd half) Osvaldo, 6 (2nd half) Kovacic, 24 (2nd half) Icardi, 35 (2nd half) Icardi
referee Harald Lechner / linesmen A. Staudinger, M. Kolbitsch / 4th man M. Hameter
UEFA Europa League — playoff — G.Meazza Milano, — 28 August 2014 20:45
|45' /||Half time: it's 2-0 here at the Meazza, Kovacic's brace is the difference so far, Osvaldo has been superb too (and hit the bar)|
|44' /||M'Vila's thunderous effort from distance is just off target|
|33' /||ANOTHER GOAL! He took his time but there's no holding him back now: Kovacic dinks a smart finish over the keeper to make it 2-0!|
|28' /||GOAL FOR INTER! D'Ambrosio's delivery takes a deflection and drops kindly for Kovacic who turns in the loose ball: 1-0!|
|28' /||A first goal in black and blue for Kovacic, who earns the applause of the 40,000 in San Siro|
|23' /||Punyed brings down Hernanes after being beaten with style by the Brazilian|
|21' /||Osvaldo tries to curl one in from 20 yards, it bounces wide of the far post|
|16' /||Some neat link-up play by Kovacic, Hernanes and Osvaldo sends D'Ambrosio down towards the byline: his cross goes behind|
|12' /||WOODWORK! Nagatomo whips a cross into the box, Osvaldo gets his head to it but it comes off the bar!|
|8' /||Superb play by Kovacic to pick out Osvaldo: the Icelandic rearguard snuffs out the danger|
|1' /||And we're off! Inter v Stjarnan is up and running. Forza Inter!|
|1' /||Obi joins Hernanes and M'Vila in midfield with Kovacic slotting in behind Osvaldo|
|1' /||Vidic is rested in defence with Andreolli coming in alongside Juan Jesus and captain Ranocchia. D'Ambrosio and Nagatomo on the flanks|
|1' /||Walter Mazzarri makes a few changes to the side that won the first leg 3-0 last week. Carrizo comes in between the sticks for a start|
|1' /||We're all set here at the Meazza for Inter's first home game of the season, this UEFA Europa League play-off return leg against Stjarnan|
|47' /||We now await tomorrow's draw to find out who we will face in the groups|
|47' /||Inter complete the job with a 6-0 win to reach the Europa League group stage. Three from Kovacic, two for Icardi, one for Osvaldo|
|35' /||6-0 and a second of the night for Icardi, who collects Jonathan's pass and holds off his man before applying a cool finish from close range|
|24' /||Now Mauro Icardi has his name on the score sheet too, spinning on a sixpence before firing past Jonsson for Inter's fifth!|
|22' /||Mazzarri makes his final substitution, taking off Hernanes and putting Jonathan on in his place|
|20' /||A double switch for Stjarnan. Finsen and Johannsson make way for Aegisson and Runarsson|
|14' /||And a first change for Stjarnan. Gunnarsson goes off, Johannsson comes on|
|13' /||Another substitution for Mazzarri, Kuzmanovic coming on for Obi|
|8' /||Icardi replaces hat-trick man Kovacic, who receives a standing ovation as he leaves the pitch|
|6' /||GOAL FOR INTER! Nagatomo is again the provider as Kovacic grabs his third of the game. 4-0 now|
|5' /||Rauschenberg is booked for a foul on Osvaldo.|
|3' /||GOAL FOR INTER! And there's another first! Osvaldo heads in Nagatomo's cross to make it 3-0!|
|1' /||The second half is under way|
|28 August 2014||6-0||28' Kovacic, 33' Kovacic, 48' Osvaldo, 51' Kovacic, 69' Icardi, 80' Icardi||Vai alla partita|
|12||shots on target||0|
|14||shots off target||2|
MILAN – The door to Europe is now wide open and Inter can stride through it after 180 minutes against Stjarnan. A whole continent beckons and is there to be conquered thanks to the Nerazzurri's double success in Iceland and Milan. Thanks to the backing of the 45,000 who turned up at the Stadio Meazza. Thanks to a fine hat-trick from Kovacic (including an exquisite chip), Osvaldo's header and a brace by Icardi.
The 6-0 second-leg triumph was a victory earned by a compact, battling team that never let up. Just as the coach ordered. Now all the attention turns to the draw on Friday 29 August (13:00). But before then let's enjoy having reached our first target of the season.
Inter 6-0 Stjarnan (HT 2-0)
Scorers: Kovacic 28, 33, 51, Osvaldo 47, Icardi 69, 80.
Inter: 30 Carrizo; 6 Andreolli, 23 Ranocchia, 5 Juan Jesus; 33 D'ambrosio, 88 Hernanes (2 Jonathan 67), 90 M'Vila, 20 Obi (17 Kuzmanovic 58), 55 Nagatomo; 10 Kovacic (9 Icardi 53), 7 Osvaldo.
Subs not used: 1 Handanovic, 13 Guarin, 15 Vidic, 97 Bonazzoli.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.
Stjarnan: 1 Jonsson; 4 Vemmelund, 29 Rauschenberg, 9 Laxdal D., 14 Arnason; 7 Johannsson A. (16 Runarsson 65) , 8 Punyed; 11 Bjorgvinsson, 10 Gunnarsson (27 Johannsson G. 59) , 24 Toft, 17 Finsen (12 Aegisson 58).
Subs not used: 25 Johannesson, 18 Barddal, 20 Ottesen, 23 Blondal.
Coach: Runar Pall Sigmundsson.
Referee: Harald Lechner.
Booked: Rauschenberg 4, Nagatomo 90.
Added time: 0+2 minutes.
Inter vs Stjarnan
|Carrizo 30||1 Jónsson|
|Andreolli 6||4 Vemmelund|
|Ranocchia 23||9 D. Laxdal|
|Jesus 5||14 Árnason|
|D'Ambrosio 33||29 Rauschenberg|
|Hernanes 88||7 A. Jóhannsson|
|M'Vila 90||8 Punyed|
|Obi 20||10 Gunnarsson|
|Nagatomo 55||11 Björgvinsson|
|Kovacic 10||17 Finsen|
|Osvaldo 7||24 Toft|
|Handanovic 1||25 Johannesson|
|Jonathan 2||12 Aegisson|
|Vidic 15||16 Rúnarsson|
|Guarin 13||23 Blöndal|
|Kuzmanovic 17||18 Barddal|
|Icardi 9||20 Ottesen|
|Bonazzoli 97||27 G. Jóhannsson|