Final score

2 October 2007 20:45

31' Ibrahimovic
15' Ibrahimovic (P)
PSV Eindhoven
referee Kyros Vassaras / linesmen Bozatzidis D., Saraidaris D. / 4th man Zografos C.
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Half time. Inter lead PSV by two goals to nil at the break.
45' 1 minute of added time.
42' Farfan's effort is blocked by the Inter wall. The ball falls to Salcido who fires high and wide.
41' Samuel fouls Farfan from behind. Free kick to PSV in a dangerous position.
39' Farfan nods wide a Mendez left-wing cross as the Dutch side come straight back at Inter.
38' PSV win a right-wing corner. Mendez crosses, Samuel heads clear.
38' Cambiasso overhits his long-range pass to Solari on the left wing. Goal kick to the visitors.
36' Ibrahimovic looks for Solari with a left-wing cross. Addo heads clear.
35' Solari threads through for Maxwell but Gomes has the ball covered and lets it roll behind for a goal kick.
31' Superb goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic!!!!!!! Zanetti makes a 50-yard run down the right and serves Figo who crosses to the far post where Ibrahimovic sends a looping header from an extremely tight angle beyond PSV keeper Gomes. 2-0.
30' Chivu blocks two crosses from Lazovic in quick succession. Maxwell clears Farfan's corner kick.
29' Right-wing cross by Crespo. Addo blocks.
29' Cristian Chivu booked for fouling Danko Lazovic during an aerial duel.
26' Another cross from Solari. Culina blocks and clears.
25' Brilliant left-wing cross by Santiago Solari. It only needed a touch but Hernan Crespo, at full stretch, just fails to meet it.
22' Figo muscles his way past Simons on the right. The PSV midfielder wins the ball back but concedes a corner. Samuel just fails to connect with Figo's right-wing cross.
19' Perez' left-wing free kick is deflected out for a corner.
19' Farfan's cross from the right-wing corner flag is headed clear by Ibra.
16' PSV try to hit back through Lazovic who nods wide an Alcides left-wing cross.
15' Lazovic cautioned by Vassaras.
15' IBRACADABRA!!!!! Zlatan converts the penalty to score his first goal in the Champions League for two years, and we're in front at San Siro. Inter 1-0 PSV Eindhoven.
15' That was Ibra's eighth goal of the season.
13' Penalty to Inter!!!!!! Ibrahimovic is hauled off the ball by Kromkamp after latching on to a cross.
12' Perez forces a block from Julio Cesar with an angled drive from inside the Inter box.
11' Kromkamp threads through to Lazovic who turns Cambiasso on the right edge of the Inter area and crosses. Luckily for us there's no team-mate on hand.
10' Back in the PSV half Crespo collects a through ball from Stankovic, takes it into the area and slips while lifting over Salcido.
9' At the other end Mendes fires wide from 25 yards.
8' PSV counter Inter. Cristian Chivu makes a sliding clearance to deny Lazovic a scoring opportunity.
8' Samuel spots a gap in the Dutch third, advances and blazes high and wide from distance.
7' Zlatan Ibrahimovic fires wide from just outside the area.
3' Zanetti runs down the right and swings in a cross. Simons clears. Stankovic's corner is deflected out for a second corner.
3' Chivu combines with Cambiasso and sends a low cross-shot on target. Gomes saves at the near post.
2' Figo floats a ball into the PSV area. Crespo goes down after contact with Alcides and the Curva Nord cries penalty, but no spot kick is given by ref Vassaras.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for our first home match of the 2007/08 Champions League.
1' In today's other Group G match CSKA Moscow lead Fenerbahçe by two goals to one with ten minutes left to play in the Russian capital.
1' It's all over at the Lokomotiv Stadium where the Turkish outfit grabbed a late equaliser through Deivid (who scored against Inter in Matchday 1). Zico's team move top of the group with 4 points from two games.
1' In the meantime, back at the Meazza Inter and PSV are out warming up ahead of kick off.
1' Lineups: <br>Inter (4-4-2): Julio Cesar; Zanetti, Samuel, Chivu, Maxwell; Figo, Stankovic, Cambiasso, Solari; Ibrahimovic, Crespo.<br> PSV Eindhoven (3-4-1-2): Gomes; Addo, Alcides, Salcido; Kromkamp, Simons, Mendez, Culina; Perez; Farfan, Lazovic.
1' Ronald Koeman's team kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!!!!!
Minutes Text commentary
48' Full time. Inter beat PSV Eindhoven 2-0.
48' Suazo is sent off after the final whistle following an incident with Salcido.
47' Simons makes a central run on goal and sums up PSV's game with a 20-yard effort that is way off target.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
41' Another chance for Suazo. The ex-Cagliari captain fires wide from close range but the flag goes up for offside.
40' Zanetti brilliantly brings the ball out of defence and forces Culina into a tactical foul on the halfway line. The PSV midfielder is booked.
36' Alcides climbs highest at the back post and heads wide Perez' left-wing corner.
35' To the strong disapproval of the Inter faithful, Walter Samuel is booked for fouling Lazovic.
34' Free kick to the Nerazzurri. Figo's outswinging cross is punched clear by Gomes.
30' PSV make another change. Ismail Aissati replaces Jefferson Farfan.
29' Great effort by David 'The Panther' Suazo. The Honduran lets loose a low drive from 25 yards, forcing a difficult save from Gomes.
27' Figo fouls Lazovic in a central position 30 yards out.
27' Julio Cesar parries Perez' curling free kick.
25' With the Nerazzurri down to ten men, Roberto Mancini brings on holding midfielder Francesco Bolzoni for Santiago Solari. Cambiasso switches from midfield to defence.
25' David Suazo sprints across the face of the box, enters it and slices wide.
24' PSV replace Jan Kromkamp with Otman Bakkal.
23' Stankovic blazes wide after taking Ibrahimovic's sidefooted pass into the area.
20' Chivu is booked for a foul on Culina.
20' It's the Romanian defender's second booking, so yellow becomes red.
19' Good chance for Inter. Cambiasso is unlucky not to do better from Figo's fast inswinger from the left flank.
17' Julio Cesar gets down to save Koevermans left-wing cross as the visitors continue to see more of the ball in this opening period of the second half.
16' Inter bring on David Suazo for Hernan Crespo.
16' Straight into the action, the Honduran striker runs into a PSV sandwich.
15' Kronkamp fires wide from 25 yards.
14' Another block by Samuel - this time from Farfan's 25-yard effort.
11' Salcido blocks Solari's low cross from the left wing.
11' PSV make their first change. Koevermans on, Mendez off.
11' Samuel intercepts Simons through pass for Lazovic.
10' Ibra tries one of his kung-fu kicks from Figo's high ball from the right, but the angle is way too tight and Gomes gathers.
6' Jan Kromkamp whips in a cross from the right. Julio Cesar plucks the ball out of the air.
6' Lazovic loses a duel with Zanetti on the by-line but wins his team a left-wing corner.
6' Nothing comes of Perez' inswinging corner kick.
4' Addo's close-range flicked header from Perez' right-wing cross is inches wide of the left post.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Crespo and Solari are flagged offside as both Argentines go for Stankovic's floated ball into the PSV area.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.2
3 shots on target 3
5 shots off target 8
18 fouls committed 22
3 corners 5
2 offsides 2
22:22 ball possession 22:46
PSV Eindhoven v Italian clubs

The reigning Dutch champions have faced teams from Italy on 14 previous occasions, winning 6, drawing 2 (both 0-0) and losing 6. PSV are still without a win on Italian soil, with 2 draws and 5 defeats from 7 games.


1969/70 Cup Winners' Cup PSV Eindhoven-Roma 1-0 aet 0-1
1992/93 Champions League PSV Eindhoven-AC Milan 1-2 0-2
2000/01 UEFA Cup PSV Eindhoven-Parma 2-1 2-3
2001/02 Champions League PSV Eindhoven-Lazio 1-0 1-2
2003/04 UEFA Cup PSV Eindhoven-Perugia 3-1 0-0
2004/05 Champions League PSV Eindhoven-AC Milan 3-1 0-2
2005/06 Champions League PSV Eindhoven-AC Milan 1-0 0-0

Inter v Dutch clubs

The Nerazzurri have won 6, drawn 5 and lost 5 (including 2-0 defeat to Ajax in 1971/72 European Cup final) of their 16 competitive meetings with sides from Holland. In home matches against Dutch clubs Inter have collected 5 wins, a draw and 2 defeats.


1971/72 European Cup Inter-Ajax ---- ---- 0-2 (in Rotterdam)
1974/75 UEFA Cup Inter-Amsterdam FC 1-2 0-0
1981 Mundialito Inter-Feyenoord 2-1 ----
1982/83 Cup Winners' Cup Inter-AZ 67 2-0 0-1
1983/84 UEFA Cup Inter-Groningen 5-1 0-2
2000/01 UEFA Cup Inter-Vitesse 0-0 1-1
2001/02 UEFA Cup Inter-Feyenoord 0-1 2-2
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Ajax 1-0 2-1
2005/06 Champions League Inter-Ajax 1-0 2-2

Inter v PSV Eindhoven

The two teams meet for the first time in a competitive fixture.

Cruz, Crespo & UCL goals for Inter

Julio Cruz and Hernan Crespo have each scored 10 Champions League goals for Inter. They are fourth in the all-time list of Nerazzurri scorers in the competition, along with Obafemi Martins. The two Argentines are a goal away from the top three of Jair (11 goals), Adriano (16) and Sandro Mazzola (16).

The ref: Kyros Vassaras

Born on 1 February 1966, Kyros Vassaras has been an international referee since 1998. The Greek official has refereed the Nerazzurri on two previous occasions: Anderlecht 1-3 Inter (UCL MD2 on 29 September 2004) and Inter 1-0 Rangers (UCL MD2 on 28 September 2005). In total, he has taken charge of 15 fixtures involving Italian clubs, who have registered 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats. Vassaras referees a match between PSV Eindhoven and an Italian team for the third time after PSV 2-1 Parma (2000/01 UEFA Cup) and AC Milan 2-0 PSV (2004/05 Champions League).

No PSV goal in Italy for 304 competitive minutes

Kezman's 56th-minute goal in PSV's 2-1 defeat at Lazio in the Champions League on 16 October 2001 was the last time the Dutch side scored on Italian soil. PSV are without a goal in away matches against Italian teams for 304 competitive minutes - the remaining 34 minutes of the above mentioned Lazio clash plus the entire matches against Perugia (0-0, 2003/04 UEFA Cup) and AC Milan (2-0, 2004/05 Champions League; 0-0, 2005/06 Champions League).

Figo poised for milestone appearance

If he plays against PSV Eindhoven in Matchday 2, Luis Figo will complete a century of appearances for the Nerazzurri. The Portuguese midfielder, who made his Inter debut in the 3-0 home win over Treviso on the opening day of the 2005/06 Serie A season, has played 71 times in the Italian top flight, 10 in the Coppa Italia, 16 in European competitions and twice in the Italian Super Cup.

wins(1) draws(1) defeats(0)

MILAN - In-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his fourth brace of the season to put Inter back on track in Champions League Group G.

The Swedish striker gave himself an early 26th birthday present, scoring his eighth and ninth of the season to put the Nerazzurri in total control by the break.

Cristian Chivu was dismissed for a second yellow 20 minutes into the second half and David Suazo was shown a straight red for an incident after the final whistle.

Tuesday's 2-0 victory moves Inter level with PSV. Both sides trail Fenerbahçe, who held CSKA Moscow 2-2, by a single point.

PSV produced the first chance of the game on 12 minutes when Perez tested Julio Cesar with an angled drive from inside the area.

Further first-half chances for the Dutch side were few and far between as Chivu, back in action after a three-week lay-off, and Samuel erected a dam at the back.

Inter edged in front in the 15th minute, Ibrahimovic sending Gomes the wrong way from the spot after being pulled off the ball by Kronkamp.

Hernan Crespo just failed to connect with Solari's fast cross from the left for what would have been a certain second goal on 25 minutes.

It was 'Ibracadabra' again in the 31st. Zanetti stormed down the right and served Figo who crossed to the far post where the Swedish forward sent a looping header from the acutest of angles beyond Gomes.

With a two-goal deficit to overturn the visitors upped their game after the interval, Addo's flicked header from Perez' right-wing cross their closest chance of a reply.

But Ronald Koeman's team failed to capitalise after Chivu was red-carded for a second bookable offence.

Roberto Mancini threw on holding midfielder Francesco Bolzoni (who made his first-team debut in last season's Tim Cup semi-final return against Sampdoria) for Santiago Solari and switched Cambiasso to a defensive role.

Inter diligently defended their advantage and could have grabbed a third through substitute Suazo who forced a difficult save from Gomes with a low 25-yard drive before firing narrowly wide from close range.

The Honduran striker soured his display after the final whistle when he received his marching orders after an incident with PSV's Salcido.

Both Suazo and Chivu will automatically miss Inter's Matchday 3 trip CSKA Moscow.

Inter 2-0 PSV Eindhoven (HT: 2-0)

Scorer: Ibrahimovic (pen) 15, 31.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 7 Figo, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 21 Solari (36 Bolzoni 70); 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (29 Suazo 61).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Jimenez, 35 Esposito, 37 Puccio.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

PSV Eindhoven: 1 Gomes; 18 Addo, 13 Alcides, 3 Salcido; 2 Kromkamp (28 Bakkal 69), 6 Simons, 8 Mendez (10 Koevermans 56), 15 Culina; 11 Perez; 17 Farfan (16 Aissati 75), 9 Lazovic.
Subs not used: 21 Roorda, 19 Jonathan, 23 Fagner, 26 Van der Leegte.
Coach: Ronald Koeman.

Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece).

Booked: Lazovic 15, Chivu 29, 65, Samuel 80, Culina 85.
Sent off: Chivu 65, Suazo 90+3.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Gomes
Zanetti 4 Alcides
Samuel 25 Addo
Chivu 26 Salcido
Maxwell 6 Kromkamp
Figo 7 Simons
Cambiasso 19 Mendez
Stankovic 5 Culina
Solari 21 Perez
Ibrahimovic 8 Farfan
Crespo 18 Lazovic


Toldo 1 Roorda
Jimenez 11 Koevermans
Suazo 29 Aissati
Esposito 46 Jonathan
Bolzoni 47 Fagner
Puccio 37 Van der Leegte