Final score

24 November 2004 20:45

Werder Bremen
4' (2nd half) Ismael (P)
10' (2nd half) Martins
referee Gilles Veissière / linesmen S. Vallin, V. Texier / 4th man B. Derrien
Minutes Text commentary
46' It's 0-0 at the Weserstadion after the first half.
45' At the other end Ernst sends his long-range shot wide.
45' There will be a minute of added time.
44' Micoud floats his free kick into the middle of the Inter box, where Toldo punches clear.
44' Inter come forward on the break. Van der Meyde plays to El Jardinero, whose sliding effort from inside the box is saved by Reinke.
43' Favalli shows great ball control on the left as he brings down a pass then plays it forward. Vieri is anticipated by Baumann.
43' Ivan Ramiro Cordoba is show a yellow card for a foul on Klose.
40' Cordoba is fouled by Klose during an aerial duel and it's a free kick to us in our own half.
38' Cruz receives from Vieri on the edge of the Bremen box then plays back to Cambiasso, whose left-foot shot is wide.
37' Baumann gives away an attacking free kick on the right wing to deny van der Meyde a cross from Stankovic's long ball forward.
36' Bremen captain commits a foul on Vieri just inside the German half. The free kick is floated forward but Bobo is caught offside.
35' In the Werder half Ismael protects the ball and lets it roll through to Reinke before Cruz can pounce.
34' Bremen win a free kick just ousdie the Nerazzurri box. Playmaker Micoud curls it over the wall and over Toldo's crossbar.
32' Micoud serves Klasnic on the left. Cambiasso elegantly cuts out the Croatian's cross but the ball is cleared as far as an opponent, who heads back into the box. It's too long for Micoud to get a shot in.
30' Klose hooks the ball over Cordoba on the left-wing by-line and wins a corner for Bremen.
30' Micoud takes advantage of a mistake by Cambiasso then wins another corner for the Germans after Cordoba blocks his cross.
27' Croatian striker Klasnic wastes a good chance for his sixth goal of the 2004/05 Uefa Champions League. His shot from inside the Inter box is too central and Toldo saves.
26' Mihajlovic, back in European action after a long ban, crosses to Cruz in the box. Cruz's short pass into the middle of the six-yard box is intercepted by Stalteri and Reinke collects.
25' Cruz nudges the ball through to Vieri, who is offside. But we win a free kick as the Argentine was fouled by Baumann.
24' Inter counter and Vieri plays a ball to the edge of the German box, but it's too long for his strike partner Cruz.
22' Magnin picks out Micoud on the left flank. The Frenchman crosses to the far post, where Klose heads wide.
20' Pasanen jumps to head clear Cruz' left-wing cross for Vieri.
18' Micoud plays a dangerous ball across the face of the Inter six-yard box but there is no Bremen player on hand to apply the final touch.
17' Back in the Inter half Klose's cross from the left finishes on top of the net.
16' Klasnic frees himself of two players to get into our box, but Nerazzurri captain Zanetti is well-positioned and wins the ball back on the by-line.
16' At the other end Reinke is forced to come to the edge of his area to deny Julio Cruz a shot from Stalteri's back pass.
14' Edgar Davids bursts down the left then plays an early cross to the edge of the box for Cruz, who is anticipated by Finnish defender Pasanen.
14' Unmarked on the left edge of the Nerazzurri box, Stalteri shoots wide of the near post.
13' Andy receives on the right and immediately lays the ball off to Bobo, who is surrounded by three Bremen shirts.
11' Van der Meyde loses the ball to Magnin on the right wing but the Dutchman does well to win it back.
10' Magnin's shot from the distance is over the crossbar.
9' Bremen win the first corner of the match. Micoud crosses into the box. At the near post the ball is flicked into the middle by Magnin and Toldo catches.
7' Back at the other end Toldo makes a comfortable catch from Klasnic's left-wing inwinger.
6' Vieri is flagged offside as he chests down Favalli's pass forward.
6' Bobo is put through on goal by Cambiasso but slips just outside the Bremen box.
5' Van der Meyde crosses from the right and Vieri lets the ball roll on to Davids, who is anticipated by Reinke.
3' Bremen move forward. Klasnic crosses from the left and Klose fires wide of the near post.
2' Andy van der Meyde nutmegs Stalteri on the right wing but the Canadian defender wins the ball back.
1' Werder Bremen kick off tonight's Matchday 5 clash.
1' Klose tries a one-two with Klasnic but the Nerazzurri defence cuts out the German attack.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Full time. Werder Bremen 1-1 Inter.
47' Charisteas tries to dribble J.Zanetti on the left wing, but there's no way past El Tractor, who concedes a throw-in.
46' Sensational play by Martins, who receives from Karagounis then dribbles three opponents before seeing his left-foot shot blocked.
45' 3 minutes of overtime to play.
44' Bremen playmaker Micoud has an attempt on goal. It's wide of the right post.
43' At the other end Toldo smothers the ball to deny Klose.
43' Bremen win a free kick 40 yards out on the right. Micoud's cross into the box is cleared by Vieri.
42' Favalli's headed clearance falls to Baumann, whose 20-yard shot is way over.
42' A fine Nerazzurri passing move ends with Vieri being anticipated in the Werder area.
41' Micoud's inswinger from the left-wing corner flag is punched clear by Toldo.
40' Charisteas is straight into the action. The Greek striker sends a good cross in from the left. Giuseppe Favalli makes an excellent tackle on Klose to deny the Polish-born striker a close-range shot.
39' Bremen close to a second. Pasanen plays to Micoud, who from the edge of our area unleashes a fierce shot which isn't far wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
37' Schaaf makes his final switch: Charisteas on, Stalteri off. A striker for a defender.
36' Inter replace Edgar Davids with Cristiano Zanetti.
35' Magnin almost commits defensive suicide. He heads van der Meyde's cross back to Reinke with Vieri ready to pounce. Luckily for the Germans, the Werder keeper denies Bobo.
34' Pasanen follows up with a powerful shot from just outside our area which screeches wide.
33' Tactical foul by Martins, who brings down Stalteri from behind. Free kick on the left wing.
33' Micoud crosses into the box, Mihajlovic makes the clearance.
30' Werder win a right-wing corner. Magnin crosses to the far post, Pasanen heads wide.
27' Toldo gets down well to parry Klose's header from a left-wing centre.
26' Werder captain Baumann is booked for foul play.
25' Micoud goes down in the Nerazzurri box after a challenge by Davids. Cordoba clears. Veissiere isn't fooled and awards Bremen their seventh corner.
24' Karagounis is fouled by Klose just inside our half. Mihajlovic plays his free kick to van der Meyde wide on the right wing. The Dutchman is anticipated and the ball is played back to Reinke.
23' Valdez' outswinging cross is cleared at the far post.
22' Bremen bring on Jensen for Borowski.
21' Supeeeerrrrbbb tackle by Ivan Cordoba, who denies Magnin a cross. Bremen win a left-wing corner.
21' Micoud's corner kick is easily collected by Toldo.
20' Greek wizard Giorgos comes on for Stankovic.
20' Davids dribbles two opponents on the right then plays short back to compatriot van der Meyde, who is fouled by Micoud.
19' Valdez manages to cross from the left-wing by-line despite pressure from Cordoba. The ball falls to Mihajlovic, who clears.
18' Karagounis is set to come on.
17' Bremen on the attack. Pasanen's right-wing cross is cleared by Cordoba, then Micoud sends a long-range shot off-target.
16' Baumann plays back to keeper Reinke to deny an onrushing Martins.
14' Klose's right-foot shot from the edge of the Nerazzurri box is blocked by Ivan Cordoba.
10' GOOAALLL!!!!! Martins equalises for Inter, heading home from close range after Dejan Stankovic's extraordinary lob comes back off the crossbar.
7' Mancini brings on Martins for Cruz, who requested the substitution.
6' Cambiasso is the third Inter player to be shown a yellow card, for a foul on Magnin.
5' Inter mount an attack and on the edge of the Bremen box Vieri mis-kicks.
4' Ismael's spot kick finds the right-hand corner. 1-0 to Bremen.
3' Veissiere awards Bremen a penalty for a Mihajlovic foul on Magnin.
3' But it's Julio Cruz who is booked.
2' Javier Zanetti tackles Valdez on the left-wing by-line and Bremen win a corner.
1' Inter get the second half going.
1' Bremen's 'super sub', Paraguayan striker Valdez, replaces Klasnic.
1' Giuseppe Favalli cuts out a Werder cross from the left.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 6.77
4 shots on target 4
16 shots off target 2
15 fouls committed 21
9 corners 1
1 offsides 5
32:54 ball possession 23:10
Werder Bremen v Italian clubs

Reigning German champions Bremen host an Italian side for the seventh time, with 2 wins and 4 draws from the other 6 matches.

Inter v German sides

The Matchday 5 clash with Bremen is Inter's fifteenth trip to Germany (5 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats from the other 14 matches).

Werder Bremen v Inter

The two teams have never met in a competitive match in Bremen.

Disciplinary situation

Werder Bremen
Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Micoud, Schulz, Stalteri

F.C. Internazionale
Disqualified: Adriano
Cautioned: Favalli, Veron

Nerazzurri unbeaten since May

Inter haven't lost a competitive fixture since last 2 May when they were beaten 2-1 by Lecce at the Via del Mare Stadium. Since then, the Nerazzurri have played 21 matches in the Serie A, Champions League and Tim Cup, winning 9 and drawing 12.

Inter chasing record number of away wins

With the 5-1 and 3-1 wins in Brussels and Valencia, the Nerazzurri have equalled their record of consecutive away wins in Europe's most prestigious cup competition (achieved in 1963/64, 1966/67, 1980/81 and 2002/03). If Inter win in Bremen it will be the first time they have won three consecutive European Cup/Champions League away matches.

Bremen last beaten at home in 2001

Reigning Bundesliga champions Werder Bremen haven't lost a European match at home since 14 July 2001 when they were beaten 3- 2 by Belgian side Gand. Since then the Germans have recorded 4 wins and 2 draws in European cup competitions, with three victories in their last three home matches.

wins(0) draws(1) defeats(2)
BREMEN - Inter remain unbeaten in 2004/05 and stay top of Uefa Champions League Group G thanks to a 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion.

An excellent defensive performance by the Nerazzurri kept out a creative German side who took the lead four minutes after the restart when Ismael converted from the penalty spot.

Inter drew level through substitute Obafemi Martins, who headed home from close range after Dejan Stankovic's delightful lob came back off Reinke's crossbar.

The Nigerian could have snatched a late winner for the Nerazzurri, but he saw his shot blocked after a mazy run which left three opponents in his wake.

Inter's next match needs no introduction. It's Nerazzurri v Bianconeri in an eagerly-awaited 'derby d'Italia' at the Meazza this Sunday evening.


Scorers: Ismael (pen) 49, Martins 55

WERDER BREMEN: 1 Reinke, 3, Pasanen, 4 Ernst, 6 Baumann, 7 Stalteri (9 Charisteas 82), 10 Micoud, 11 Klose, 17 Klasnic (38 Valdez 46), 23 Magnin, 24 Borowski (20 Jensen 67), 25 Ismael
Subs not used: 16 Borel, 5 Davala, 15 Lagerblom, 27 Schulz
Coach: Thomas Schaaf

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 7 Van der Meyde, 8 Davids (6 C. Zanetti 81), 9 Cruz (30 Martins 52), 11 Mihajlovic, 16 Favalli, 19 Cambiasso, 25 Stankovic (21 Karagounis 65), 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 3 Burdisso, 13 Zè Maria, 23 Materazzi
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Gilles Veissiere

Bookings: Cordoba 43, Cruz 49, Cambiasso 51, Baumann 71

starting lineups

Reinke 1 Toldo
Pasanen 2 Cordoba
Ernst 4 Zanetti
Baumann 7 Van Der Meyde
Stalteri 8 Davids
Micoud 9 Cruz
Klose 11 Mihajlovic
Klasnic 16 Favalli
Magnin 19 Cambiasso
Borowski 25 Stankovic
Ismael 32 Vieri


Borel 12 Fontana
Davala 3 Burdisso
Charisteas 6 Zanetti
Lagerblom 13 Ze Maria
Jensen 21 Karagounis
Schulz 23 Materazzi
Valdez 30 Martins