academy

25.03.12 / 18:39

NextGen Series: Ajax 1-1 Inter aet (3-5 on pens)


Down to 10 men after 70 minutes, Inter held on in extra time to win the shootout and become European champions

LONDON - Inter's Primavera team are champions of Europe: the Nerazzurri Under-19s coached by Andrea Stramaccioni have won the inaugural edition of the NextGen Series - the youth Champions League - by beating Ajax 5-3 in a penalty shootout after extra time ended 1-1.

They did it at the end of an intense battle lasting 120 minutes, and with ten men from the 71st minute after M'Baye was inexplicably sent off. Samuele Longo's neat finish put the Nerazzurri in front on the stroke of half time following some marvellous work by Bessa, but Ajax were back on level terms after 49 minutes thanks to a brilliant free kick from Denswill. Stramaccioni's boys struggled after the sending off but managed to hold on till the end of regular time.

In extra time the Nerazzurri got a second wind and went close to snatching a winner - Crisetig and Longo both hit the bar - before the match went to penalties. Inter scored all five of theirs while Di Gennaro saved from Veltman. De Gennaro repeated the feat against De Bondt but a retake was ordered and the Dutchman scored at the second attempt. So it was up to Crisetig to take the decisive penalty - the most important kick of the whole tournament. He didn't fail. INTER ARE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!


Ajax 1-1 Inter aet (3-5 on pens)
Scorers: Longo 45; Denswil 48.

Ajax (4-3-3): 1 Van der Hart; 2 Nieuwpoort, 3 Veltman, 4 Denswil, 5 Dijkis; 8 Rits (20 Hasnaoui 105), 6 Sporkslede, 10 Klaassen; 9 Schoop (18 Gravenberch 58), 7 De Sa (17 De Bondt 75), 11 Fischer.
Unused subs: 12 Leeuwenburgh, 15 Busse, 16 Keskin, 19 Ligeon.
Coach: Fred Grim.

Inter (4-2-3-1
): 1 Di Gennaro; 2 Pecorini, 5 Kysela, 4 Spendlhofer, 3 M'Baye; 8 Crisetig, 6 Duncan; 7 Romanò, 10 Bessa, 9 Longo; 11 Livaja (14 Alborno 75).
Unused subs: 12 Sala, 13 Giannetti, 15 Benassi, 16 Terrani, 17 Falasca, 18 Forte.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Lee Collins.
Booked: Pecorini 7, Rits 29, Alborno 83, Dijkis 102, Sporkslede 118.
Sent off: M'Baye 70.


   Versione Italiana 




related news

academy

25.08.16 / 18:38

Tournaments galore for Inter's academy sides

There's a packed weekend programme: Vecchi's U19s at Mamma Cairo Memorial, Mandelli's U15s at Scirea Memorial, two girls teams in action and lots more

academy

25.08.16 / 18:15

Valietti called up to Italy U18s

Nerazzurri youngster named in the squad to face England and Israel next month

academy

20.08.16 / 12:50

First two Primavera fixtures confirmed

Inter U19s to host Palermo on Saturday 10 September before travelling to Salernitana on Sunday 18 September

Copyright © 1995—2016 F.C. Internazionale Milano P.IVA 04231750151

[]

Not registered? Register

Forgot your password? Click here

Forgot your password?

Please enter your email address to receive the instructions to create a new password

prev