Final score

23 February 2005 20:45

16' (2nd half) Ricardo Costa
24' Martins
Referee: Graham Poll / Linesmen: Turner, Babski / Fourth official: Dean
Minute Text commentary
46' Inter lead Porto by a goal to nil after the first half thanks to Obafemi Martins' fifth Champions League strike of the season.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
45' The Porto captain anticipates Stankovic to a Veron through ball.
44' Dejan Stankovic's shot from over 45 yards is well off target.
44' Vitor Baia comes to the right edge of his box to anticipate Oba Martins to a long ball forward.
43' Benny McCarthy receives just outside the Inter box then blasts well wide of the left post.
43' Porto use the opposite wing. Seitaridis crosses in from the right... Cordoba anticipates Maniche and makes a headed clearance.
43' A Porto move on the left channel is cut out by Nerazzurri holding midfielders C.Zanetti and Cambiasso.
41' Seitaridis crosses from the right... Luis Fabiano heads on target... Toldo collects.
40' Javier Zanetti blocks Quaresma's left-wing cross and it's a Porto corner.
38' Inter win a left-wing corner after Adriano's shot is deflected.
37' Maniche sets up Quaresma on the left the Porto number 10 tries to take on Ivan Cordoba but that's no easy task and the Colombian wins the ball.
36' Javier Zanetti takes on an opponent on the right wing, races forward then lays off to Adriano, who serves Veron. Both Martins and Stankovic fail to get a touch to the Argentine's dangerous ball across the six-yard box.
35' The Porto sub is lucky not to get booked for elbowing Materazzi in an aerial duel.
34' Porto on the attack. Luis Fabiano sends a low shot well wide of the left post.
33' Oba Martins puts Adriano through on goal with a flicked pass, but Vitor Baia has read the move and comes out of his area to deny the Brazilian a clear chance.
32' It takes three Porto players to stop Adriano finding space for a 20-yard shot on the right side of the penalty area.
31' Giuseppe Favalli plays a long ball over the Porto defence. Martins is caught offside.
30' Adriano controls a Cambiasso ball wide to the right then enters the area before playing back to the Argentine, who tries to flick it on to Oba. The Nigerian is anticipated.
28' Luis Fabiano replaces Bosignwa.
27' Free kick to Inter out on the left wing. Veron inswinger forces a near-post save out of Vitor Baia.
26' Inter defend well from two Porto corner and force the home side to retreat.
25' Porto come straight back and Toldo does well to tip Maniche's long-range shot over the bar.
24' It's the Nigerian's 5th in the Champions League this season and 17th in all competitions.
24' GOOOAAALLLLL!!!!!! Dejan Stankovic takes on Seitaridis then squares for Oba Martins to tap into an open goal from three yards out.
22' Porto captain Vitor Baia beats Cristiano Zanetti to Veron's left-wing inswinger.
21' With the outside of his left foot Nuno Valente crashes his long-range shot well wide after connecting with a Costinha cut-back.
21' Cordoba fouls McCarthy and it's a Porto free kick in a central position 25 yards out.
20' From the right side of the Porto area Oba Martins plays into the six-yard box. Vitor Baia anticipates Adriano.
19' Vitor Baia catches a Materazzi header from inside the Porto box.
18' On the left egde of the Porto box Adriano finds space for a cross. Bosignwa clears.
18' Free kick to Inter just inside the Porto half after Costinha fouls C.Zanetti during an aerial duel.
16' The Champions League holders are putting together some fluid passing movements in midfield in these early minutes.
15' Favalli blocks a Quaresma cross and Porto win another corner, which is headed out of the area by Veron.
14' McCarthy receives on the right edge of the Inter box then sees his cross deflected out for the first corner of the match.
13' Porto continue to put the pressure on Inter. McCarthy sends a low shot well wide of the left post.
12' Quaresma delivers the cross... Cordoba makes a headed clearance.
12' Quaresma gets a diagonal shot in after turning Cristiano Zanetti on the left wing. Toldo collects.
11' Free kick to Porto out on the left wing after Cordoba brings down Nuno Valente.
10' Inter survive a scare as McCarthy blasts over after pouncing on Stankovic's wayward back pass.
8' Adriano and Martins are both aniticpated to passes from the two Zanettis.
7' Maniche intercepts in the Inter half then plays quickly to McCarthy, who turns Materazzi then plays a return ball to the Porto number 18. But it's too long and Toldo collects.
6' Adriano tries an ambitious shot from over 25 yards out. It's off target and the home side win a goal kick.
5' Dejan Stankovic is flagged offside as Martins plays a ball over the Porto defence.
3' In the Portuguese half Stankovic tries to flick on a Favalli pass to Martins but it's misguided and Porto regain possession.
1' Welcome to the splendid Estadio do Dragao for tonight's Uefa Champions League round of sixteen first leg between Porto and Inter.
1' Veron tackles Maniche on the left wing and Porto win an attacking throw-in... A ball is whipped in to the Nerazzurri box... Materazzi anticipats South African striker McCarthy and clears.
1' We're under way as Inter kick off!
1' The teams are on the pitch, with the Nerazzurri playing in their white away strip.
1' Porto team news: José Couceiro has to make do without disqualified players Diego and Jorge Costa for his first Champions League match in charge of the reigning European and world champions, while Pedro Emanuel and Benni McCarthy are back from suspension.
1' Inter team news: Adriano and Martins (11 Euro-goals between them this season) start up front, with Vieri on the bench. Materazzi and C.Zanetti are both back in their respective positions after missing last Saturday's Udine trip.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Porto hold Inter to a 1-1 draw.
47' Materazzi concedes a free kick near the right-wing corner flag and is booked for his foul on McCarthy.
47' Vieri brings the ball out of defence then lays off to Emre, who makes the return pass but it's too long and the striker is intercepted.
45' 3 minutes of overtime.
44' Vitor Baia pulls off an incredible save from Cambiasso's acrobatic shot as Inter push for a late winner.
43' Oooohhhhh. Oba Martins runs on to a loose ball after Vieri is obstructed on the edge of the box and tries to poke it under Vitor Baia but the Portuguese keeper does well to block. Corner.
42' Seitaridis has a good chance to score but sees his diagonal shot go over the bar.
41' Costinha is yellow-carded for a foul on Emre.
41' With his back to goal Vieri receives from Stankovic then tries to turn two defenders but is dispossessed.
38' Porto bring on Postiga for Quaresma.
37' Luis Fabiano's shot from inside the Inter box is deflected wide by Materazzi and Porto win a corner.
37' Cordoba will also miss the return leg after being booked for a foul on McCarthy.
36' Mancini brings on Vieri for Adriano.
35' Good chance for Inter. Adriano dances between three Porto players in the box but his shot is too central and Vitor Baia saves.
34' Emre's inswinger is cleared by Costinha.
34' Martins is fouled by Porto goalscorer Ricardo Costa on the left wing. Free kick.
33' Maniche's long-range shot is over.
31' Emre squeezes past two opponents then feeds Adriano, who is challenged by Seitaridis.
30' Adriano's shot from the edge of the Porto box spins off an opponent and is collected by Vitor Baia.
28' Graham Poll books Favalli for a foul on Quaresma and Porto win a free kick in a central position 30 yards out. Favalli was already on a caution and will therefore miss the return leg at the San Siro.
26' Favalli crosses from the left... Vitor Baia catches.
26' Mancini brings on Emre for Veron.
24' Stankovic's shot from Adriano's left-wing cross is deflected. Corner. Veron delivers the cross... At the near post Luis Fabiano heads clear.
23' Martins is well offside as he races to meet Veron's cross from the right.
21' Cambiasso's far-post header from Veron's corner is caught by Vitor Baia.
20' Inter break down the right. Favalli crosses to Martins, who lets in roll through to Adriano, who is anticipated. Moments later Cambiasso wins Inter a left-wing corner.
19' Maniche's shot from the distance is off target.
16' Porto equalise. At the far post Toldo pushes clear a Nuno Valente cross from the left... Costinha instinctively plays across the face of the goal and from a yard out Ricardo Costa smashes into the back of the net.
16' Porto win a free kick 25 yards out for a Cristiano Zanetti foul on Nuno Valente.
15' Seitaridis cuts out Cambiasso's ball for Stankovic, who would have had a clear chance on goal from the right side of the Porto area.
13' At the other end Ricardo Costa beats Dejan Stankovic to the ball and concedes an attacking throw-in on the right wing.
12' Quaresma plays a right-wing cross to the far post.... Costihna shoots off target and is flagged offside.
10' Vitor Baia comes to the edge of his box to catch Veron's deep cross from the right channel.
9' Seitaridis beats Martins to Veron's high ball to the edge of the Porto box and heads back to Vitor Baia.
7' Adriano's left-wing cross for Martins is intecepted and Porto break. Luis Fabiano is fouled in midfield.
6' It's another corner on the opposite wing as Materazzi makes a headed clearance. Toldo catches the second corner and sets Veron off on a run.
5' Quaresma's left-wing cross is blocked and Porto win a corner.
5' In the Inter box McCarthy controls Luis Fabiano's right-wing cross then turns. Cordoba pokes the ball clear as far as Maniche, who blasts over.
3' Adriano tries to turn Seitaridis on the left flank but fouls the Greek defender in the process. Free kick to Porto.
3' Veron's left-wing inswinger is headed clear by an opponent.
2' Oba breaks down the left and is shoved off the ball by Pedro Emanuel. Free kick.
2' Seitaridis' diagonal shot from the right side of the box is collected by Toldo.
1' Porto kick off the second half.
1' The home side have an immediate chance to equalise but Quaresma's shot from inside the box is deflected. Corner.
Average rating 6.52
5 shots on target 7
16 shots off target 6
17 fouls committed 23
9 corners 4
5 offsides 6
00 ball possession 00
First Inter match in Porto

Wednesday's Uefa Champions League last sixteen first leg against Porto is Inter's first away to the Portuguese outfit. There is only one previous meeting between the two sides: Porto's 2-0 victory in the Mundialito on 25 June 1987.

Porto at home to Italian clubs

Porto have recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats (all 0-1) in their 9 European cup competition matches at home to Italian clubs.

Seventh Portugal trip for Inter

Inter have registered 1 win, 3 draws (all 0-0) and 2 defeats in their 6 matches away to Portuguese sides, and haven't let in a single goal in the last three. Luis Barny was the last player to score against the Nerazzurri, in Boavista 2-1 Inter on 18 September 1991 (Uefa Cup).

Porto unbeaten in European home matches for 18 months

Porto's last European defeat on home turf was the 1-3 loss to Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League on 1 October 2003. Since then, the reigning European and world champions have collected 5 wins and 3 draws.

Inter close to unbeaten record in Champions League

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in 9 European Cup/Champions League matches (5 wins and 4 draws since the 5-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on 25 November 2003), and are 3 games away from their record of 12 positive results: 10 wins and 2 draws between September 1963 and February 1995. Inter's first defeat in the competition was a 1-0 loss away to Glasgow Rangers on 3 March 1965.

Inter stretch unbeaten run

The Nerazzurri are still unbeaten in 2004/05. Including the last two matches of last season, Inter have gone an incredible 39 matches without defeat (20 wins and 19 draws).

Adriano 2 goals away from Crespo record

Incliding the two qualifying round matches against Basel, Adriano has scored 7 goals in the 2004/05 Uefa Champions League. The Brazilian striker is just 2 goals away from equalling Hernan Crespo's club record of 9 goals in the 2002/03 edition of Europe's top competition for clubs. In the all time list of Nerazzurri scorers in the European Cup/Champions League, Adriano is in joint-fourth place with Obafemi Martins. The two forwards are preceded by Mazzola 16 (goals), Jair (11) and Crespo (9).

Inter, Mancini okay with Poll

English referee Graham Poll takes charge of a European match involving an Italian side for the 19th time (12 Italian wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats in the other 18 games). Porto v Inter is Poll's third Nerazzurri match after Inter 3-1 AEK Athens 3-1 (2001/02 Uefa Cup) and Basel 1- 1 Inter (2004/05 Champions League qualifier). The Englishman has refereed Mancini both as a player and a coach: Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Lazio (Champions League 1999/00); Besiktas 1-2 Lazio 2002/03 Uefa Cup and Basel 1-1 Inter last August.

wins(0) draws(2) defeats(1)
PORTO - Inter were held to a 1-1 draw by Porto in Wednesday's Uefa Champions League round of sixteen first leg at the Estadio do Dragao, Obafemi Martins' first-half effort cancelled out by a Ricardo Costa equaliser after the restart.

The Nigerian striker fired Inter ahead on 24 minutes, slotting home his fifth European goal of the season from close range after Dejan Stankovic took on Seitaridis before crossing. Porto equalised on 61 minutes when Ricardo Costa blasted into the back of the net from a yard out after Costinha's instinctive ball into the Nerazzurri six-yard box.

As the game wore on Favalli and Cordoba both picked up bookings which rule the two defenders out of the return leg on 15 March, then in a dramatic finale Martins and Cambiasso were both denied a late winner by an inspired Vitor Baia.

PORTO 1-1 INTER (HT 0-1)

Scorers: Martins 24, Ricardo Costa 61

PORTO: 99 Vitor Baìa, 3 Pedro Emanuel, 5 Ricardo Costa, 6 Costinha, 8 Nuno Valente, 10 Quaresma (41 Postiga 83), 17 Bosingwa (9 Luis Fabiano 28), 18 Maniche, 22 Seitaridis, 33 Raul Meireles, 77 Mc Carthy
Subs not used: 13 Nuno, 7 Pepe, 15 Leandro, 23 Claudio, 51 Machado
Coach: José Couceiro

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 6 C.Zanetti, 10 Adriano (32 Vieri 81), 14 Veron (5 Emre 71), 16 Favalli, 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic, 30 Martins
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 3 Burdisso, 7 Van der Meyde, 11 Mihajlovic, 18 Kily Gonzalez
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Graham Poll (Eng)

Bookings: Favalli 73, Cordoba 82, Costinha 86, Materazzi 90+2

starting lineups

Vitor Baìa 1 Toldo
Pedro Emanuel 2 Cordoba
Ricardo Costa 4 Zanetti
Costinha 6 Zanetti
Nuno Valente 10 Adriano
Quaresma 14 Veron
Bosingwa 16 Favalli
Maniche 19 Cambiasso
Seitaridis 23 Materazzi
Raul Meireles 25 Stankovic
Mc Carthy 30 Martins


Nuno 15 Carini
Pepe 3 Burdisso
Luis Fabiano 5 Emre
Leandro 7 Van Der Meyde
Claudio 11 Mihajlovic
Postiga 18 Kily Gonzalez
Machado 32 Vieri