Final score

27 September 2006 20:45

Bayern Munich
46' (2nd half) Podolski
36' (2nd half) Pizarro
referee Stephen Graham Bennett / linesmen Turner, Pike / 4th man Styles
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Minutes Text commentary
48' It's 0-0 after the first half at the Giuseppe Meazza.
47' Makaay requires medical assistance after being in the face by the ball. There will be an extra minute of added time.
46' Crespo is caught offside as he meets Ibra's ball over the defence with just Kahn to beat.
45' Materazzi sweeps clear to end a Bayern attack down the right.
45' Ibrahimovic unleashes a fierce right-foot shot from 30 yards. It's just wide of Kahn's right-hand post.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
41' Ibrahimovic lifts the ball over Van Buyten in the Bayern box but is booked for a foul on the Belgian defender.
40' Sagnol is booked by Bennett.
39' Grosso curls his shot round the Bayern wall and on target at the left post. Kahn saves.
38' Inter win a free kick 30 yards out on the left for a foul by Sagnol on Figo.
37' Sagnol whips in a crosss from the right. Easy prey for Julio Cesar.
35' Schweinsteiger frees himself of Maicon and runs to the edge of the Inter box. Cordoba intercepts.
35' Ottl booked for an awful foul on Javier Zanetti.
34' Inter win a left-wing corner. Figo plays short to Grosso who serves Dacourt. The Frenchman plays back to Figo who is dispossessed.
32' Pizarro's header from Salihamidzic goes skywards. Easy catch for Julio Cesar.
30' Makaay fails to make clean contact with Schweinsteiger's ball into the Inter box after a headed clearance by Cordoba.
27' Ibrahimovic is a matter of centimetres offside as he runs to meet a Grosso ball down the right.
24' Ottl's tame low shot from distance is easily saved by Julio Cesar.
23' Free kick to the Germans on the left flank. Lahm's inswinging cross is headed clear by Fabio Grosso.
22' With his feet Julio Cesar parries a dangerous cross-shot from Makaay.
19' Another free kick to Inter, this time for a foul on Stankovic. Grosso's cross into the box is headed clear by Schweinsteiger.
18' Free kick to Inter in a central position 40 yards out for an Ottl foul on Figo.
13' Inter break down the left through Ibrahimovic. The Swede forward enters the box and shoots from a tight angle. Kahn saves.
12' Maicon blocks a Lahm cross from the left, shields the ball from the German wing-back and plays clear.
9' Hernan Crespo is flagged offside as he runs to meet Dacourt's ball down the left.
8' Makaay receives from Lahm in a central position 25 yards out and crashes his shot into the Curva Nord.
6' Stankovic clears a Schweinsteiger corner with an overhead kick.
5' Maicon squeezes between Schweinsteiger and Lahm and appears to be caught by the Bayern number 31. No foul given.
4' Materazzi blocks and clears a Salihamidzic cross from the right channel.
2' Van Bommel overhits his through ball for Makaay. Julio Cesar collects.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for tonight's Champions League Group B match between Inter and Bayern Munich.
1' Today's other Group B match between Spartak Moscow and Sporting Lisbon finished 1-1, with Nani replying to Boyarintsev's opener for the Russians.
1' Bayern kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 4 Zanetti, 15 Dacourt, 5 Stankovic; 7 Figo; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo.
1' Bayern Munich: 1 Kahn; 2 Sagnol, 3 Lucio, 5 Van Buyten, 21 Lahm; 20 Salihamidzic, 39 Ottl, 31 Schweinsteiger, 17 Van Bommel; 10 Makaay, 14 Pizarro.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Bayern beat nine-man Inter 2-0.
46' Podolski takes advatange of a defensive mistake by Cordoba then enters the area, turns Julio Cesar and fires home to give Bayern a 2-0 lead.
45' Podolski gets into a shooting position. His effort from the edge of the box is over Julio Cesar's bar.
45' 4 minutes of added time.
44' Bayern bring on Podolski for goalscorer Pizarro.
40' Inter's assistant coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is expelled from the touchline for dissent. Bayern official Hoeness is also sent off.
39' Inter down to nine men as Fabio Grosso is shown a straight red card for elbowing Sagnol.
37' Bayern replace Makaay with Santa Cruz.
36' Bayern take the lead Claudio Pizarro, who bundles the ball over the line after holding off a challenge from Grosso.
34' Adriano races down the middle but is closed down by four opponents.
33' Bayern close through Scholl, whose glancing header from Schweinsteiger's left-wing corner isn't far wide of the back post.
32' Mancini makes a double substitution: Solari and Adriano on for Stankovic and Crespo.
31' Scholl is deservedly booked for a terrible challenge on Grosso. You could hear the Italian's cry of pain from the press box.
30' Dejan will play on for the time being.
29' Stankovic slumps to the ground with what looks like a muscular injury - not good news for the Nerazzurri, who are already short of midfielders.
28' Adriano is set to come on for Inter.
26' Grosso tries to turn Sagnol on the left-wing by-line, forcing the Frenchman to concede a corner.
25' Bayern replace Salihamidzic with Scholl.
24' Grosso's dangerous outswinger is punched clear by Kahn.
23' Inter win a free kick on the left wing for a Bayern foul on Stankovic.
22' Mancini brings on Mariano Gonzalez in place of Luis Figo.
20' Figo's high ball in from the right channel is too long for Crespo. Bayern win a goal kick.
18' At the other end Makaay tests Julio Cesar with a shot on the turn after a headed clearance from Cordoba.
16' Inter close to an opener. Crespo receives from Zanetti in the Bayern box and shoots but Kahn narrows the angle and makes a vital save.
14' Figo puts Crespo through on goal but the Argentine is flagged offside.
13' Ibrahimovic booked for fouling Schweinsteiger.
13' It's his second yellow, and the Sweden forward is off.
12' Pizarro receives from Schweinsteiger and is immediately closed down by Materazzi. Van Bommel's follow-up is wide of the left post.
11' Back in our half, Bayern win another free kick for fouls by Maicon and Cordoba on Pizarro.
11' Van Bommel's shot is blocked by the Nerazzurri defence.
10' Schweinsteiger's effort from the free kick is on target but too central. No problem for Julio Cesar.
10' Good chance for Inter in the Bayern box but Crespo fluffs his shot.
9' Materazzi booked for a bad tackle on Lucio. Free kick to Bayern about 30 yards out.
7' Free kick to Inter on the left flank. Figo's inswinging cross is headed clear. Stankovic pounces on the loose ball and sends a low shot on target. Van Buyten blocks.
6' Van Bommel's diagonal shot from Schweinsteiger's corner is blocked by the Bayern defence.
6' Adriano is warming up.
5' Materazzi blocks Salihamidzic's effort from the edge of the Inter area. Corner to Bayern.
4' Pizarro muscles his way into the Nerazzurri box. Cordoba makes a crucial intervention to deny the Bayern striker a shot on goal.
2' Figo plays a one-two with Crespo from the corner and crosses. Bayern clear.
2' The Bavarians hit Inter on the break. Pizarro's glancing header from Lahm's cross is well off target.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Corner to Inter as Crespo's cross from the left-wing by-line is blocked by Lucio.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.1
4 shots on target 6
2 shots off target 1
16 fouls committed 15
3 corners 3
8 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Inter v Bayern Munich

There are two previous encounters between the two sides. In a two-legged UEFA Cup tie in 1988/89 Inter beat the Germans 2-0 in Munich before losing the return leg 3- 1.


1988/89 UEFA Cup Inter-Bayern Munich 1-3 2-0

Bayern Munich v Italian teams

Bayern Munich have collected 5 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats from their 18 competitive meetings with teams from Italy. The Bavarians have never drawn on Italian soil, with 2 wins and 7 defeats from 9 games (16 goals conceded).


1967/68 Cup Winners' Cup Bayern Munich-AC Milan 0-0 0-2
1984/85 Cup Winners' Cup Bayern Munich-Roma 2-0 2-1
1988/89 UEFA Cup Bayern Munich-Inter 0-2 3-1
1988/89 UEFA Cup Bayern Munich-Napoli 2-2 0-2
1989/90 European Cup Bayern Munich-AC Milan 2- 1 a.e.t. 0-1
2002/03 Champions League Bayern Munich-AC Milan 1- 2 1-2
2004/05 Champions League Bayern Munich-Juventus 0- 1 0-1
2005/06 Champions League Bayern Munich-Juventus 2- 1 1-2
2005/06 Champions League Bayern Munich-AC Milan 1- 1 1-4

Inter v German teams

In 31 competitive matches against German teams, Inter have won 18, drawn 6 and lost 7. Sixteen of these matches have taken place in Milan (13 Inter victories, 3 defeats).


1960/61 Fairs Cup Inter-Hannover 8-2 6- 1
1961/62 Fairs Cup Inter-Cologne 2- 0 2-4 5-3 (playoff in Milan)
1963/64 European Cup Inter-Borussia D. 2- 0 2-2
1969/70 Fairs Cup Inter-Hertha Berlin 2-0 0- 1
1971/72 European Cup Inter-Borussia M. 4- 2 0-0
1979/80 UEFA Cup Inter-Borussia M. 2-3 1-1
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Hamburg 1-0 1-2
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Cologne 1-0 3-1
1988/89 UEFA Cup Inter-Bayern Munich 1-3 2-0
1993/94 UEFA Cup Inter-Borussia D. 1-2 3-1
1996/97 UEFA Cup Inter-Schalke 04 1-0 0-1
1997/98 UEFA Cup Inter-Schalke 04 1-0 1-1
2000/01 UEFA Cup Inter-Hertha Berlin 2-1 0-0
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Bayer Leverkusen 3- 2 2-0
2004/05 Champions League Inter-Werder Bremen 2-0 1-1

Javier Zanetti poised for 500th Inter match

If he plays against Bayern Munich in Matchday 2, Javier Zanetti will celebrate his 500th appearance for the Nerazzurri. Zanetti, who made his debut in Inter 1-0 Vicenza (Serie A) on 27 August 1995, has played 355 times in Serie A, 43 in Coppa Italia, 96 in European competitions and 5 in other tournaments.

Eighteen-match scoring run

Since the 0-0 home draw with Parma on 12 January 2006, Inter have scored in 18 consecutive matches at the Giuseppe Meazza, netting a total of 40 goals.

No home defeat in two years

Inter's last home defeat in a European cup competition was a 0-1 loss to Olympique Marseille in the UEFA Cup on 14 April 2004. Excluding the 3-0 forfeit loss to AC Milan in 2004/05, the Nerazzurri have since played eleven European matches at the Giuseppe Meazza, winning 9 (5 out of last 5) and drawing 2.

Bayern on target in last 11 Euro matches

Matchday 2 opponents Bayern Munich have netted in each of their last 11 European matches, scoring a total of 21 goals. Bayern last failed to score in a European fixture on 9 March 2005 when they went down 1-0 at Arsenal in the Champions League.

No German win in Italy since 2003

Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 win over AC Milan in the UEFA Cup on 18 March 2003 was the last time a German team won on Italian soil in a European cup competition. Since then there have been 8 Italian wins and 4 draws.

Match referee: Stephen Bennett

An international referee since 2001, English official Stephen Bennett was born in Farnborough, Kent on 17 January 1961. Bennett has refereed Inter on one previous occasion: a 0-0 home draw with Sochaux which saw the Nerazzurri qualify for 2003/04 UEFA Cup round of sixteen after a 2-2 draw in France. He has taken charge of three other matches involving clubs from Italy (1 draw and 2 Italian defeats), and officiated in one Bayern Munich match: a 1-0 home win over Maccabi Haifa in the 2004/05 Champions League.

wins(0) draws(0) defeats(2)

MILAN - Inter are without a point after two Champions League Group B matches as Pizarro and Podolski scored late goals to give Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory in Matchday 2 at the San Siro. The Nerazzurri ended the game with nine men after the second-half dismissals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Fabio Grosso.

The Germans kept Inter busy in the opening half with a crossfield passing game which produced little in terms of attempts on goal.

Inter's best chance of the first period fell to Ibrahimovic, who cut inside an opponent on the left channel to create a yard of space and crashed a low right-foot shot just wide of the target.

The Nerazzurri were reduced to ten men 13 minutes after the restart when Ibrahimovic was sent marching for a second yellow.

Mancini's men rallied and went close through Crespo who received from Zanetti in the Bayern box and fired on target but Kahn narrowed the angle to make a vital save.

At the other end Scholl's glancing header from Schweinsteiger's corner finished just wide of the back post.

Bayern broke the deadlock with nine minutes remaining when Peruvian forward Claudio Pizarro met a cross into the box and beat Julio Cesar with a close-range shot that took a lucky bounce before ending up in the back of the net.

To add insult to injury Fabio Grosso was harshly shown a straight red card for elbowing Sagnol in the final minutes before Bayern substitute Podolski wrapped up victory in stoppage time, firing into an open goal after turning Julio Cesar in the area.


Scorers: Pizarro 81, Podolski 90+1

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 4 Zanetti, 15 Dacourt, 5 Stankovic (21 Solari 77); 7 Figo (91 Mariano Gonzalez 67); 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (10 Adriano 77
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 16 Burdisso, 77 Andreolli, 6 Maxwell
Coach: Roberto Mancini

BAYERN MUNICH: 1 Kahn; 2 Sagnol, 3 Lucio, 5 Van Buyten, 21 Lahm; 20 Salihamidzic (7 Scholl 70), 39 Ottl, 31 Schweinsteiger, 17 Van Bommel; 10 Makaay (24 Santa Cruz 82), 14 Pizarro (11 Podolski 89)
Subs not used: 22 Rensing, 6 Demichelis, 8 Karimi, 19 Dos Santos
Coach: Felix Magath

Referee: Stephen Bennett (England)

Booked: Ottl 35, Sagnol 40, Ibrahimovic 41, 58 Materazzi 54, Scholl 76
Sent off: Ibrahimovic 58, Grosso 84

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Kahn
Maicon 13 Sagnol
Cordoba 2 Lucio
Materazzi 23 Van Buyten
Grosso 11 Lahm
Zanetti 4 Salihamidzic
Dacourt 15 Ottl
Stankovic 5 Schweinsteiger
Figo 7 Van Bommel
Ibrahimovic 8 Makaay
Crespo 18 Pizarro


Toldo 1 Rensing
Burdisso 16 Demichelis
Andreolli 77 Scholl
Maxwell 6 Karimi
Solari 21 Podolski
Gonzalez 91 Dos Santos
Adriano 10 Santa Cruz