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14.08.09 / 22:51

TIM Trophy: Inter 1-0 AC Milan


Balotelli heads home Stankovic cross to give Nerazzurri second pre-season victory over city rivals

PESCARA - Mario Balotelli headed home a free kick to give Inter victory over AC Milan in the second of tonight's TIM Trophy matches at the Stadio Adriatico.

After the 7-6 penalties defeat to Juventus, Mourinho kept faith with Quaresma, who impressed in the opening match in Pescara. The Portuguese started on the left side of a three-man attack with Milito in the middle and Balotelli on the right.

The first chance went to Milan full-back Antonini, who tested Julio Cesar with a strong shot from distance in the 4th minute. Inter's reply came moments later when Balotelli's powerful free kick skimmed the crossbar.

Ronaldinho had a free kick easily saved before he curled in a cross for Pato, whose looping header was blocked by Julio Cesar.

With the match in full flow, the second Milan derby of the pre-season after our 2-0 World Football Championship victory in Boston was interrupted by a floodlight failure, giving the Nerazzurri a few minutes of deserved rest after their exertions against Juventus.

Play resumed after an eight-minute interval and seven minutes later Balotelli rose unmarked in the area to power home his header from Stankovic's inswinging free kick.

Leonardo's Rossoneri offered little in the way of a reaction, their only meaningful chance falling to Ronaldinho who curled his free kick over the bar.

Inter 1-0 AC Milan

Scorer: Balotelli 24.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 39 Santon, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu (46 Caldirola 45); 14 Vieira, 5 Stankovic, 8 Thiago Motta; 7 Quaresma (30 Mancini 39), 22 Milito, 45 Balotelli.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 21 Orlandoni, 20 Obi, 24 Rivas, 48 Crisetig, 47 Alibec, 49 Destro.
Coach: José Mourinho.

AC Milan: 30 Storari; 44 Oddo, 13 Nesta, 19 Favalli, 77 Antonini; 5 Flamini, 8 Gattuso, 20 Abate; 80 Ronaldinho; 7 Pato, 11 Huntelaar.
Subs not used: 31 Roma, 4 Kaladze, 9 Inzaghi, 14 Onyewu, 22 Borriello, 56 Albertazzi, 51 Strasser, 57 Scampini, 53 Oduamadi, 54 Ikande, 49 Di Gennaro, 58 Verdi.
Coach: Leonardo.

Referee: Paolo Valeri (Roma).

Booked: Chivu 9, Antonini 29, Stankovic 32.






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