Final score

19 October 2005 20:45

35' Mccarthy
22' Materazzi o.g.
Referee: Valentin Ivanov / Linesmen: T. Kalugin, N. Golubev / Fourth official: I. Egorov
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48' Quaresma fouls Cruz and Inter win a free kick on the stroke of half time.
48' Pizarro's inswinger is headed clear by McCarthy.
48' Porto lead Inter 2-0 at half time.
47' Cordoba brings down Quaresma on the left wing and is cautioned by Valentin Ivanov.
47' Hugo Almeida's inwsinging cross goes out of play at the far post.
46' Cruz is beaten to Pizarro's outwsinging cross and Porto clear.
45' Quaresma finds space for a 25-yard shot. Julio Cesar saves.
45' 3 minutes of overtime.
43' David Pizarro fails to connect with a Figo cross for what could have been a spectacular shot.
42' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out on the left. Figo's cross is caught by Vitor Baia.
41' Julio Cruz is yellow-carded for a foul on Cech.
39' Luis Figo's long-range cross is collected by Vitor Baia.
35' McCarthy's free kick is blocked by the Inter wall. The South African striker's shot from the rebound takes a slight deflection off Veron and goes in at the bottom right corner. 2-0 to Porto.
34' Veron fouls Jorginho from behind and Porto win a free kick in a central and dangerous position 25 yards out.
33' Free kick to Porto 35 yards out on the right. Quaresma's cross goes out of play at the far post.
32' Figo's cross is headed clear by Hugo Almeida.
31' Back at the other end again Inter win another corner as Bosingwa fails to keep the ball in play.
30' Inter come straight back at the Portuguese and win a left-wing corner. Figo's cross is collected by Vitor Baia.
30' The Porto keeper plays a long ball forward to Almeida, who blasts over from 40 yards.
29' Julio Cesar comes off his line to beat Hugo Almeida to Bosingwa's high ball in from the right.
27' The Nerazzurri right-winger crosses, Porto clear.
27' Figo has another run on goal but loses control of the ball and Pedro Emanuel sweeps clear.
26' Figo runs into a Porto sandwich and wins Inter a free kick on the right edge of the Porto box.
24' McCarthy misses a chance to increase Porto's lead from Cech's cross into the Nerazzurri area.
22' Bosingwa crosses, Materazzi turns the ball into his own net. 1-0 to Porto.
21' Walter Samuel meets Figo's corner and heads over the Porto bar.
21' Jorginho is fouled by Cambiasso 35 yards out on the right. Free kick to Porto.
20' Two good chances for Inter. Cruz goes through on goal then has his shot blocked by Vitor Baia. Moments later Solari's shot is deflected out for a corner.
19' Julio Cruz meets a Favalli pass then feeds through to Figo on the edge of the Porto box. The flag goes up for offside.
18' Cruz receives from Figo in the Porto half then wins a free kick for a foul from behind by Pedro Emanuel.
16' El Cuchu intercepts a Lucho Gonzalez pass and sets up a Nerazzurri counter-attack. Figo races down the right then crosses. Cruz fails to connect and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
15' Quaresma goes down after a confrontation with Cordoba on the left flank. Free kick to Porto.
15' Jorginho's low cross is cleared by Cambiasso.
14' Solari's low cross from the left is cleared by Pepe and Porto break. McCarthy crosses from the left channel, Materazzi clears and it's a Porto throw-in on the left-wing touchline.
11' Figo wins a duel with Pedro Emanuel and a corner kick for Inter.
10' A let-off for Inter as McCarthy meets Pepe's cross then blasts over from close range.
9' Inter captain Cordoba handles McCarthy's cross from the left and Porto win a free kick.
8' Porto break down the left. Lucho Gonzalez crosses, Materazzi blocks and concedes a throw-in.
7' Materazzi's header from Figo's cross is deflected out at the far post and the Nerazzurri win another corner. Figo's corner kick is cleared by Jorginho.
6' Inter win the first corner of the match.
6' Figo's inwsinger is half-cleared. Samuel tries an acrobatic shot from the rebound but Porto clear. Inter remain in attack and win another corner.
5' Figo's cross into the box is headed clear by Pedro Emanuel.
4' Inter win a free kick in a central position 40 yards out for a foul on Pizarro.
4' Play is interrupted as the Chilean midfielder receives treatment.
2' Quaresma is caught by Cordoba as he runs on goal. Free kick to Porto 25 yards out.
2' Lucho Gonzalez's curling free kick is a shade wide of the left post.
1' Welcome to the Estádio do Dragão for tonight's Champions League Matchday 3 clash between Porto and Inter.
1' Roberto Mancini has made three changes to the side that beat Livorno 5-0 on Sunday. David Pizarro and Luis Figo return in a 4-5-1 line-up with Cruz the lone striker up front. And Julio Cesar is back between the posts as Toldo starts on the bench.
1' Inter kick off in Porto.
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50' Full time. Inter are beaten 2-0 in Porto.
48' Porto bring on Ibson for Jorginho.
46' Bosingwa fouls Recoba on the left wing. Free kick to Inter.
46' Recoba crosses, Cambiasso pokes wide.
45' Materazzi's long ball into the Porto box is too long for Cruz and the home side win a goal kick.
45' 3 minutes of stoppage time to play.
41' Cordoba heads wide a Recoba corner.
40' Inter survive a scare as Cordoba blocks Hugo Almeida's diagonal shot then Ivanildo sends his follow-up wide.
37' Julio Cruz runs on to a through ball, brings it down in the box, turns then shoots home. El Jardinero is flagged offside.
37' Mancini brings on Ze Maria for Figo.
37' Adriaanse replaces Quaresma with Ivanildo.
35' The free kick is cleared as far as the edge of the box. Jorginho pounces on the loose ball and fires wide.
35' At the other end Adriano fires over the bar from 30 yards.
34' Favalli is booked for fouling Jorginho from behind.
33' El Chino's curling free kick is just wide of the right post.
32' Free kick to Inter in a central position 30 yards out.
29' Julio Cesar saves Quaresma's long-range shot.
28' Another good chance for Inter. Cruz fails to connect with Alvaro Recoba's inviting cross across the face of the six-yard box.
26' Adriano takes on two on the left channel and wins Inter a corner.
26' Recoba's outswinging cross is headed wide of the left post by Adriano.
24' Quaresma receives from Lucho then creates spaces for himself on the right edge of the box and sends a curling shot wide of the far post.
22' Almeida is flagged offside as he runs on to Lucho's through ball.
22' Inter substitution: Adriano replaces Solari.
21' It's four on three as Porto attack Inter. Quaresma crosses from the left and Julio Cesar comes off his line to gather the ball.
17' Lucho's long-range shot is on target but there's no power in it and Julio Cesar makes a comfortable save.
17' At the other end Inter have another chance to reduce the deficit. Recoba takes on an opponent then crosses from the left-wing by-line. At the far post Figo heads against the upright.
16' Alan is straight into the action. The Brazilian striker crosses from the right. Materazzi makes a headed clearance.
15' Recoba has a go from the right edge of the Porto box. It's wide of the far post.
15' Porto bring on Alan for McCarthy.
12' Samuel makes a timely tackle on Quaresma to deny the Porto playmaker a clear route through on goal.
10' Porto attack back. Hugo Almeida curls his shot wide of the far post.
9' Recoba's corner is nodded on by Cordoba. Cambiasso is beaten to the ball at the far post and Inter win another corner.
9' Recoba's corner is nodded on by Cordoba. Cambiasso is beaten to the ball in the six-yard box by Assunção and Inter win another corner.
8' Pepe sends Cruz crashing to the ground as the Argentine striker meets a Veron pass and Inter win a free kick in a central position 30 yards out. Pepe is shown a yellow card.
8' Recoba comes on for Pizarro.
8' Figo's free kick takes a deflection and it's an Inter corner.
6' Julio Cesar blocks and saves Quaresma's spectacular volley from the left edge of the Inter area.
4' A good chance for Inter. Favalli shoots over from ten yards after Vitor Baia blocks Solari's diagonal shot.
3' At the other end Bosingwa has a go from 30 yards. Julio Cesar saves at the right post.
2' Pepe blocks a Favalli cross and Inter win a left-wing corner. Figo's cross is punched clear by Vitor Baia.
2' Cambiasso fumbles his shot from 25 yards and the Porto goalie makes an easy save.
1' Porto get the second half under way.
Ze Maria
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.34
6 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 10
16 fouls committed 19
0 corners 11
3 offsides 6
00 ball possession 00
The ref: Valentin Ivanov

Matchday 3 referee Ivanov has officiated in three Nerazzurri Champions League matches: Inter 0-0 Valencia on 2 November 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 0-2 Inter (Emre, Martins) on 19 March 2003 and AC Milan 0- 0 Inter on 7 May 2003. The Nerazzurri have therefore never let in a goal in matches refereed by Ivanov, who has taken charge of six other European ties involving Italian clubs (3 Italian victories, 2 draws and a defeat).
A physical education teacher by profession, Ivanov has been an international referee since 1997. He resides in Moscow.

Porto v Italian clubs

In 24 matches against Italian clubs Porto have won 6, drawn 7 and lost 11. Of these defeats, two were finals: the 1983/84 Cup Winners' Cup final against Juventus and the European Super Cup final against AC Milan in 2003. In matches played on Portuguese soil Porto have won 2, draw 5 and lost 3 (all 1-0 defeats).

Inter v Portuguese clubs

Inter have played 16 matches against Portuguese opponents: 8 Nerazzurri wins (including the 1964/65 European Cup final 1-0 win against Benfica in Milan), 5 draws and 3 defeats. Of the 7 matches played in Portugal Inter have collected 1 win, 4 draws and 2 defeats.

Porto v Inter

In Matchday 3 the two sides meet for the fourth time. Each team has won once, with the other match a draw - last season's 1-1 draw at the Estadio do Dragao. Porto have scored 4 goals in those 3 matches against Inter (at least one in each game).

No Eurogoal against Inter for 245'

Inter haven't let in a goal in Europe for 245 minutes, since the 65th minute of the 1-1 draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk last 24 August. Since Elano's goal the Nerazzurri have remained unbeaten for the last 25 minutes of that qualifying round match plus the entire group-stages games against Artmedia Bratislava and Rangers.

Adriano chasing Mazzola record

With his goal at Shakhtar Donetsk in qualifying last August Adriano equalled Jair's tally of 11 goals for Inter in the European Cup/Champions League. The Brazilian striker is now five away from reaching Sandro Mazzola's club record of 16 European goals.

Porto winless in international competitions since December 2004

Porto haven't won an international match since 7 December 2004 when they beat Chelsea 2-1 at home. Since then, the Portuguese outfit have collected 3 defeats and 2 draws, including the 0-0 Intercontinental Cup goalless draw against Once Caldas, won 8-7 by the Colombians after penalties.

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PORTO - It was a Champions League night to forget at the Estádio do Dragão as Inter went down 2-0 to Porto.

But the Nerazzurri remain top of Group H despite the defeat, with a two-point advantage over Rangers and Artmedia who played out a goalless draw at Ibrox.

Roberto Mancini made three changes to the team that thrashed Livorno 5-0 at the weekend, with Julio Cesar back between the posts and Figo and Pizarro in a five-man midfield behind lone striker Cruz.

El Jardinero had a shot blocked by Vitor Baia's feet just before Porto broke the deadlock on 22 minutes when Materazzi turned Boswinga's cross into his own net. Inter were unfortunate again when Adriaanse's side doubled ten minutes before half time, McCarthy's volley finding the bottom right corner via Veron's shin.

Inter's had four good chances after the introduction of Alvaro Recoba in the second half. Figo headed on to the post then Adriano nodded wide before Cruz and Cambiasso also missed chances from Recoba crosses.

PORTO 2-0 INTER (HT: 2-0)

Scorers: Materazzi (og) 22', McCarthy 35

PORTO: 99 Vitor Baia; 12 Bosingwa, 4 Pedro Emanuel, 14 Pepe, 35 Marek Cech; 8 Lucho Gonzalez, 17 Jorginho (6 Ibson 90+3), 18 Paulo Assunção; 7 Quaresma (25 Ivanildo 82), 9 McCarthy (27 Alan 60), 39 Hugo Almeida
Subs not used: 31 Paulo Ribeiro, 3 Ricardo Costa, 20 Diego, 21 Cesar Peixoto
Coach: Co Adriaanse

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 16 Favalli; 7 Figo (13 Ze Maria 82), 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Pizarro (20 Recoba 53), 21 Solari (10 Adriano 67); 9 Cruz
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 3 Burdisso, 6 C.Zanetti, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)

Bookings: Cruz 41, Cordoba 45+2, Pepe 53, Favalli 79

starting lineups

Vitor Baia 12 Julio Cesar
Bosingwa 2 Cordoba
Pedro Emanuel 23 Materazzi
Pepe 25 Samuel
Cech 16 Favalli
Gonzalez 7 Figo
Jorginho 14 Veron
Paulo Assunçao 19 Cambiasso
Quaresma 8 Pizarro
Mccarthy 21 Solari
Hugo Almeida 9 Cruz


Paulo Ribeiro 1 Toldo
Ricardo Costa 33 Wome
Ibson 3 Burdisso
Diego 6 Zanetti
Cesar Peixoto 13 Ze Maria
Ivanildo 10 Adriano
Alan 20 Recoba