Final score

29 September 2004 20:45

49' (2nd half) Baseggio
9' (2nd half) Stankovic
6' (2nd half) Adriano
9' Martins
referee Kyros Vassaras / linesmen S. Tsolakidis, P. Mavropoulos / 4th man I. Tsikinis
Minutes Text commentary
46' Aruna plays a good ball to Mpenza, who controls badly and Cordoba boots the ball away from danger.
46' Half time. Inter lead Anderlecht by a goal to nil thanks to Martins' strike in the 9th minute.
45' There will be a minute of added time.
44' Vanden Borre's high cross from the right is contolled then smashed clear by Veron at the far post.
43' Juan Veron is booked for a tactical foul on Deschacht.
40' Ze Maria blocks Deschacht hard shot from the distance, then Hasi's follow-up shot is deflected.
39' Aruna's header from Wilhelmsson's left-wing cross is headed out for a corner by Favalli.
36' Adriano plays a defence-splitting one-two with Martins then loses the ball in the Belgian penalty box.
34' Anderlecht play on with Emre on the ground. Hasi is booked for the challenge, but almost half a minute after.
34' From inside the Inter box, Aruna heads wide of the left post.
33' Deschacht gives away a throw-in on the right wing after beating Martins to Adriano's forward pass.
32' Corner to Anderlecht after Toldo parries Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane's shot from outside the area.
30' Veron sends a 40-yard pass right to the feet of Adriano, who shakes off challenges from two opponents then crosses.
28' Aruna controls well in the Inter box then plays back to Wilhelmsson, whose shot is blocked.
27' The Belgians come forward quickly and Inter have Ze Maria to thank for elegantly dispossessing Wilhelmsson.
26' Back at the other end, Inter win a corner.
26' It's another corner after Emre's long-range drive is deflected. Peersman punches clear.
25' Cambiasso wins the ball in defence then plays to Stankovic, who in turn passes forward to Adriano. The Nerazzurri centre-forward takes on Kompany but his cross is easily cut out by Peersman.
25' At the other end Hasi' long-range shot is well off target.
24' Traore is booked by Greek ref Vassaras for a foul on Martins.
23' Wilhelmsson takes on Veron on the left wing but the Anderlecht mifielder is too close to the touchline and gives away a throw-in.
22' Veron plays a delightful first-time pass to Adriano after receiving from Ze Maria, but the Brazilian is flagged offisde.
20' Burdisso's stabbed shot from the corner is wide.
19' Emre's ball into the Anderlecht box is too long for Martins and Peersman collects at the near post.
19' Stankovic storms down the right, showing exceptional ball control with the outside of his right foot. He plays to Martins, who serves Adriano. The Brazilian's shot takes a deflection and we win a corner.
18' Hasi pulls Emre off the ball in the centre circle. Free kick to Inter.
16' Stankovic puts Martins through on goal but Peersman has moved off his line quickly and the Anderlecht keeper smothers the ball.
15' Kompany redeems himself by intercepting Adriano and setting up an Anderlecht attack.
13' Stankovic robs Kompany then plays short to Emre. The Turkish midfielder plays a fast ball wide to Martins on the right when maybe he should have tried a shot from the edge of the box.
12' Anderlecht on the attack. Zetterberg plays wide to Deschacht, whose left-wing cross is headed out for a corner by Burdisso.
11' The Turk is back on and is immediately in the thick of the action as Inter put together a good passing move in the Anderlecht half.
10' The Nerazzurri are momentarily down to ten men as Emre receives medical attention on the touchline.
9' OBAGOL!!!!!!!! Emre plays down the left wing to Adriano, who takes on two opponents then crosses into the six-yard box where Martins slides the ball past Peersman.
8' Anderlecht win another free kick, this time closer to the box on the right wing. Hasi curls his shot over the two-man wall, forcing Toldo to punch the ball out for a corner.
7' The Belgians win a free kick on the right wing. Zetterberg sends his free kick to the far post, where Veron heads out for a corner.
6' Wilhelmsson takes on Argentine pair Cambiasso and Veron then plays forward to Aruna, who can't get a shot in from a tight angle.
4' Anderlecht push forward for the first time in this match. The ball eventually falls to Vanden Borre on the right wing. Stankovic tackles and Inter move forward.
3' Martins fires wide of the left post after Anderlecht keeper Peersman's throw comes off the back of Traore.
2' Inter win an attacking throw-in on the left wing. Favalli throws to an unmarked Veron, who takes on two players before the home side win possession.
1' It's Adriano and Martins in attack for Inter as the Nerazzurri kick off tonight's Uefa Champions League Matchday 2 clash at a packed Vanden Stock Stadium.
1' Inter on the attack. Stankovic wins the ball off Vanden Borre then plays down the left wing for Adriano. The Brazilian crosses into the box, Deschacht heads clear.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Three and a half minutes into injury time, Baseggio pounces on a loose ball inside the Inter box and sends a crisp shot into the top left-hand corner.
49' Full time. Inter beat Anderlecht 3-1.
48' Davids brings down Mpenza in full flight down the right.
47' Traore cuts out Cruz' ball intended for Javier Zanetti, which would have put El Tractor through on goal.
45' Three minutes of additional time to play.
44' Toldo punches clear Deschacht's left-wing cross as Anderlecht push for a consolation goal.
42' Martins is booked for protesting.
41' Iachtchouk's shot from outside the area is well off-target.
39' Aruna Dindane takes on Ze Maria then tries to dribble Cambiasso, but the Argentine midfielder, who has had an excellent game tonight, makes the tackle.
36' Zanetti intercepts Vanden Borre and sets up Davids for a run down the left.
34' Anderlecht miss their best chance of the match. Unmarked inside the six-yard box Iachtchouk's header is well-saved by Todlo.
33' Martins shoots from outside the area after receiving a short pass from from Ze Maria. Peersman saves at the near post.
33' Davids, Martins and Cruz combine on the left. Anderlecht intercept the Nigerian's pass to the Argentine and move forward.
31' Zanetti tackles Mpenza on the right-wing by-line and Anderlecht win a corner.
29' Cruz is offside as Martins races on to Davids' forward pass down the left wing.
29' Cruz receives from Ze Maria inside the box. The Argentine turns then finds space to shoot. It takes a deflection and it's an Inter corner.
28' Free kick to us 40 yards out after Martins is brought down by Kompany.
27' Cruz is tackled by Traore before he can latch on to Cambiasso's excellent through ball.
26' Anderlecht bring on for Iachtchouk for an ineffective Jestrovic.
25' Emre crosses for Martins. Deschacht intercepts and heads out of defence.
24' Edgar Davids comes on for Dejan Stankovic.
23' Aruna sees his first shot deflected off Burdisso onto the far post, then smashes over with a second effort.
22' Veron puts Adriano through but Peersman has read the move and smothers the ball.
22' Mancini brings on Julio Cruz for Adriano.
21' Zetterberg sends a right-footed shot well off-target after a sweeping Anderlecht move across the face of the Nerazzurri penalty area.
19' Anderlecht substitution: Baseggio comes on for Hasi.
17' Deschacht gets a cross in from the left-wing by-line. Toldo is well positioned at the near post and collects.
16' Kompany dispossesses Javier Zanetti in his own half then plays a long ball forward. Inter regain possession and Toldo collects.
15' On the right wing Ze Maria plays two one-twos with Veron then crosses. Traore heads clear.
13' At the other end Anderlecht win a free kick 25 yards out. Kompany's right-foot shot comes off the Nerazzurri wall.
12' Javier Zanetti is brought down on the left wing. Free kick. Emre's cross-shot takes a dangerous deflection and Peersman somehow manages to make a punched clearance.
10' 3-0!!!!! Incredible goal by Dejan Stankovic. The Serbia&Montenegro midifelder controls a cross from Veron, gains a yard of space then from 20 yards sends a blistering right-footed shot past Peersman.
7' Inter bring on Javier Zanetti for Giuseppe Favalli.
6' Ze Maria's shot goes under the Anderlecht wall but takes a deflection and we win a left-wing corner.
6' ADRIANO!!!!!!! Emre takes the corner and the Brazilian outjumps the Anderlecht defence and heads in off the post. 2-0.
5' Inter win a free kick ten yards outside the Belgian box after Adriano is obstructed by Vanden Borre.
4' Martins receives on the edge of the Anderlecht box. His low shot is saved.
2' Ze Maria's right-wing cross goes straight into the hands of Peersman.
1' Anderlecht get the second period underway.
Ze Maria
Average rating 7.24
7 shots on target 7
10 shots off target 7
12 fouls committed 19
8 corners 5
1 offsides 4
00 ball possession 00
Inter in Belgium for fifth time

Inter have recorded 1 victory, 1 draw and 2 defeats in their 4 matches away to Belgian teams in European cup competitions.

Inter okay with Greek refs

Greek referee Kyros Vassaras has taken charge of 8 matches involving Italian clubs (4 Italian wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats). One of those matches was Lazio's 4-1 defeat away to Porto in April 2003 when Mancini was Biancocelesti coach. Inter, however, have always won matches refereed by Greek officials (La Valletta 0-1 Inter in 1972/73 Uefa Cup, Inter 5-1 San Gallo in 1985/86 Uefa Cup and Skonto Riga 1-3 Inter in 1998/99 Champions League preliminary round).

Inter v Anderlecht

The Nerazzurri have played Anderlecht away on two occasions in traditional European cup competitions. In March 1997 the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the Uefa Cup, Ganz cancelling out Versavel's opening goal for the Belgians. In the same competition in April 1970 Inter won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Boninsegna. Inter lost 3-1 to Anderlecht in the 1970 Rappan Cup. Teugels, Maertens and Peeters scored for the Belgians, with Cappellini on target for Inter.

No Belgian victory since 2000

The last time a Belgian club won at home to an Italian side was on 22 November 2000 when Anderlecht beat Lazio 1-0 in the Uefa Champions League. Since then Italian teams have collected 2 wins and a draw on Belgian soil (Anderlecht 0-0 Roma in 2001/02, Genk 0-1 Roma in 2002/03 and Club Brugge 0-1 AC Milan last season).

Anderlecht unbeaten since September 2002

Anderlecht's last European defeat was in September 2002 when they lost 1-0 to Norwegian outfit Stabaek in the Uefa Cup. Since then the Belgians have collected 7 wins and 2 draws from 9 matches, and haven't let in a goal in their last three games.

Adriano one hundred

Adriano Leite Ribeiro is set to make his 100th appearance for an Italian club. So far, the Nerazzurri centre-forward (who has also played for Fiorentina and Parma) has made 80 appearances in the Serie A, 6 in the Coppa Italia, 12 in European cup competitions and 1 in the Italian Super Cup (2002). He has scored a total of 53 goals (21 in 39 competitive matches for Inter). He made his debut in the Serie A 2-2 draw between Parma and Inter at the Tardini on 9 September 2001.

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)
BRUSSELS - It's two wins out of two in the Uefa Champions League as the Nerazzurri beat Anderlecht 3-1 at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Wednesday.

Inter made a promising start to the Matchday 2 clash, Obafemi Martins shooting wide of the far post after pouncing on a loose ball. The Nigerian made no mistake with his second chance, sliding his third in two games past Peersman from close range after Adriano took on two opponents then crossed into the six-yard box.

In a see-saw first half, Inter might have increased their lead, with the front men, Emre and Burdisso all presented with good chances.

Inter took the upper hand soon after the restart, Adriano heading his ninth of the season from an Emre corner. Dejan Stankovic made the result safe minutes later with a blistering long-range shot after good work on the right by Veron and Adriano.

After the Serbia&Montenegro's fourth goal of 2004/05, the Nerazzurri sat on their lead and watched Anderlecht waste chance after chance until deep into injury time when substitute Baseggio found the top left-hand corner with a shot from inside the box.

The convincing victory sees Inter lead Group G on six points, with Valencia beaten 2-1 by Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion.


Scorers: Martins 9, Adriano 51, Stankovic 55, Baseggio 90+4

ANDERLECHT: 24 Peersman, 3 Deschacht, 8 Jestrovic (22 Iachtchouk 71), 9 Mpenza, 15 Hasi (10 Baseggio 64), 17 Wilhelmsson, 21 Zetterberg, 26 Aruna Dindane, 27 Kompany, 34 Traore, 37 Vanden Borre
Subs not used: 1 Zitka, 4 Vanderhaeghe, 5 De Boeck, 7 Lovre, 23 Junior
Coach: Hugo Broos

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 3 Burdisso, 5 Emre, 10 Adriano (9 Cruz 64), 13 Ze Maria, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli (4 J. Zanetti 52), 19 Cambiasso, 25 Stankovic (8 Davids 69), 30 Martins
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 7 van der Meyde, 20 Recoba, 23 Materazzi
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Booked: Traore 24, Hasi 34, Veron 43, Martins 87

starting lineups

Peersman 1 Toldo
Deschacht 2 Cordoba
Jestrovic 3 Burdisso
Mpenza 5 Emre
Hasi 10 Adriano
Wilhelmsson 13 Ze Maria
Zetterberg 14 Veron
Aruna Dindane 16 Favalli
Kompany 19 Cambiasso
Traore 25 Stankovic
Vanden Borre 30 Martins


Zitka 12 Fontana
Vanderhaeghe 4 Zanetti
De Boeck 7 Van Der Meyde
Lovre 8 Davids
Baseggio 9 Cruz
Iachtchouk 20 Recoba
Junior 23 Materazzi