Final score

26 November 2008 20:45

Panathinaikos FC
23' (2nd half) Sarriegi
referee Tom Henning Øvrebø / linesmen Geir Åge Holen, Jan Petter Randen / 4th man Brage Sandmoen
Minutes Text commentary
46' Ovrebo blows for half time. Inter 0-0 Panathinaikos.
45' Figo combines well with Adriano, who crashes his shot into the sidenetting.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Panathinaikos attack back and Spiropoulos tries to surprise Julio Cesar with a left-wing cross-shot.
43' Luis Figo collects a pass from Adriano and sends his shot wide of the target.
42' Muntari has a cross headed clear by Goumas as Inter continue to attack Ten Cate's team.
41' Adriano storms past Spiropoulos on the right and whips in a cross. Nilsson fails to clear and Ibra rifles over after pouncing on the loose ball.
40' Muntari goes for goal from 25 metres after receiving from Ibrahimovic. The Ghanaian hits his left-foot effort wide of the left post.
38' Mantzios is flagged offside after running on to Nilsson's through ball.
35' Cambiasso tries to play in Maxwell but overhits his through pass for the Brazilian, allowing Galinovic to collect.
31' Inter close through Ibrahimovic. The Swede meets Cambiasso's looping pass over the Greek defence and with the tip of his toe pokes over and on to the roof of the net.
29' Zanetti brings down Karagounis on the left and it's a free kick to Panathinaikos. Giorgos curls his free kick wide of the far post.
27' Gilberto Silva scythes wide from 20 yards after a pass from his countryman Gabriel.
25' Inter launch an attack and Adriano heads wide at the back post after connecting with Maicon's right-wing cross.
22' A third corner for the Greeks as Cordoba challenges Mantzios in the box. Karagounis crosses, Maicon clears. A shot from the loose ball ends up in the arms of Julio Cesar.
20' Simao heads high and wide after Ibrahimovic's attempt at a hooked clearance from another Karagounis corner.
16' Julio Cesar grabs the ball after a bit of pinball in the Inter area following Giorgos Karagounis' right-wing corner.
12' A chance for Inter's all-time top scorer in the Champions League as Adriano crashes a left-foot shot against the upright after an intelligent pass from Cambiasso.
9' Ex-Inter midfielder Karagounis floats in a cross from the right. It's too long for Panathinaikos' lone striker Mantzios.
4' Ibrahimovic serves Adriano on the right. The Brazilian whips in a cross, which is headed clear by Goumas.
1' A point and we're through. Three and we qualify for the round of sixteen as winners of Group B. Even a defeat would be good enough if Anorthosis and Werder draw in Cyprus. Good evening and welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Panathinaikos.
1' The Greeks have good travelling support - there are almost as many of them as there are Inter fans. And they're in good voice too.
1' On to the lineups and Luis Figo makes his return from injury. José continues with Ibra and Adri in attack, while Cordoba returns in defence after sitting out last Saturday's Juve clash through suspension.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari, 7 Figo; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
1' Panathinaikos: 1 Galinovic; 29 Nilsson, 24 Vyntra, 8 Goumas, 3 Sarriegi, 31 Spiropoulos; 19 Gabriel, 23 Simao, 15 Gilberto Silva, 21 Karagounis; 26 Mantzios.
1' Panathinaikos kick off. FORZA INTER!!!
Minutes Text commentary
50' Cruz fires over in the dying seconds.
50' Full time. Panathinaikos win 1-0 in Milan, sending Inter to their second defeat under José Mourinho. The Nerazzurri, however, qualify for the round of sixteen with a game to spare as Werder Bremen held Anorthosis Famagusta 2-2 in Cyprus.
49' The Greeks bring on Rukavina for Mantzios.
47' More heroics from the Greek keeper, who tips over Cruz' header before saving Materazzi's header from the resulting corner.
47' More heroics from the Panathinaikos keeper, who tips over Cruz' header before saving Materazzi's header from the resulting corner.
46' Galinovic comes to the edge of his area to deny Adriano.
45' Three minutes of added time.
45' Goumas is shown a yellow card.
44' Bremen have just equalised against Anorthosis, which means we will be through to the last sixteen even if this match ends in defeat.
44' Galinovic is booked.
39' Maicon shoots on goal with the outside of his right foot. Galinovic saves.
39' The visitors replace Gabriel with Alexandros Tziolis.
39' Julio Cruz volleys wide from the edge of the area.
38' Panathinaikos block two Balotelli corners after Galinovic's save from Adriano's header.
36' It's three against three as the Greeks launch a counter-attack. Simao wastes his chance, firing wide.
34' Galinovic makes a smothering save from Quaresma's left-wing cross, denying Adriano a headed chance.
31' Ibra heads over Maicon's cross from the right.
30' Another substitution as Inter bring on Julio Cruz for Maxwell.
29' Spiropoulos blocks Ibra's effort at the back post after a dangerous trivela cross from Quaresma.
27' Mourinho throws on Mario Balotelli for Luis Figo.
26' Galinovic holds a low shot from Adriano as Inter look for a quick equaliser.
24' Panathinaikos take the lead from the corner as José Sarriegi slots home from close range after Julio Cesar fails to hold Goumas' header. INTER 0-1 PANATHINAIKOS.
23' Maxwell intercepts a right-wing cross from Nilsson, conceding a corner.
18' Adriano heads wide Quaresma's cross from the left.
18' Panathinaikos bring on Dimitris Salpingidis for Giorgos Karagounis.
13' Galinovic saves Adriano's header from an acute angle after Figo's cross from the right.
9' Ibrahimovic turns in the area and sees his shot spin off Vintra as Inter surge forward on the counter-attack.
9' Figo's corner is parried by Galinovic. At the far post Cambiasso heads into the six-yard area, forcing a clearance off the line from the Greek defence.
8' Simao unleashes a wicked shot from 30 metres. It's narrowly wide.
7' Maicon has a go from 25 yards. Galinovic saves the Brazilian's poked effort.
5' Corner for Inter. Galinovic climbs highest in the area and grasps Cambiasso's right-wing cross.
4' Sarriegi brings down Figo on the right wing. Nothing comes of the resulting free kick as Cambiasso's cross is cleared by Mantzios.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' José Mourinho has brought on Quaresma for Sulley Muntari.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.29
6 shots on target 2
10 shots off target 5
17 fouls committed 12
7 corners 4
3 offsides 6
27:31 ball possession 25:45
Inter v Panathinaikos

The Nerazzurri's 2-0 victory in Athens in Matchday 1 last 16 September is the only previous encounter between the two teams.

2008/09 Champions League Inter-Panathinaikos ---- 2-0

Inter v Greek clubs

Wednesday's Matchday 5 clash is Inter's eighth competitive meeting with a Greek club after 5 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Inter have scored in all seven games, scoring a total of 16 goals. In home games against teams from Greece, Inter have won three out of three, scoring 9 goals.

1971/72 European Cup Inter-AEK Athens 4-1 2-3
1986/87 Uefa Cup Inter-AEK Athens 2-0 1-0
2001/02 Uefa Cup Inter-AEK Athens 3-1 2-2
2008/09 Champions League Inter-Panathinaikos ---- 2-0

Panathinaikos v Italian clubs

Panathinaikos face an Italian team for the 18th time after 3 victories, 5 draws and 9 defeats. They have never won on Italian soil, drawing 2 games and losing 6.

1961/62 European Cup Panathinaikos-Juventus 1-1 1-2
1980/81 UEFA Cup Panathinaikos-Juventus 4-2 0-4
1985/86 UEFA Cup Panathinaikos-Torino 1-1 1-2
1987/88 UEFA Cup Panathinaikos-Juventus 1-0 2-3
1991/92 European Cup Panathinaikos-Sampdoria 0-0 1-1
1992/93 UEFA Cup Panathinaikos-Juventus 0-1 0-0
2000/01 Champions League Panathinaikos-Juventus 3-1 1-2
2005/06 Champions League Panathinaikos-Udinese 1-2 0-3
2008/09 Champions League Panathinaikos-Inter 0-2 ----

Inter unbeaten in 11 games

Inter have only lost one match this season: September's derby defeat to AC Milan. In the other 17 games the Nerazzurri have collected 11 wins and 6 draws. Inter have played 11 games since the Milan derby, winning 7 and drawing 4.

Inter: three and a half games without conceding

Inter haven't let in a goal since Frousos' effort in the 3-3 Champions League draw against Anorthosis Famagusta on 4 November. That was 310 competitive minutes ago: remaining 40 minutes of Anorthosis 3-3 Inter plus the Serie A matches against Udinese (1-0 at home), Palermo (2-0 away) and Juventus (1-0 at home).

Inter's home invincibility

The Nerazzurri haven't conceded at home since Moras' 56th-minute goal in the 2-1 Serie A win over Bologna on 4 October 2008. A total of 394 minutes have elapsed since then: remaining 34 minutes of Inter 2-1 Bologna plus the entire games against Anorthosis (1-0), Genoa (0-0), Udinese (1-0) and Juventus (1-0).

Stankovic set for milestone appearance

If he plays against Panathinaikos in UCL Matchday 5, Dejan Stankovic will complete a fourth century of appearances for Italian clubs. The Serbian midfielder, who has played for Lazio and Inter in Italy, has played 270 times in Serie A, 41 in Coppa Italia, 81 in European cups and 7 in other tournaments. Stankovic made his 'Italian' debut in Lazio's 2-1 Super Cup victory over Juventus on 9 August 1998.

Good tradition against Greek clubs in UCL

Italian teams have hosted Greek clubs in the Champions League/European Cup on 15 previous occasions, winning 11, drawing 3 (all 1-1 draws) and losing just one (Lazio 1-2 Olympiakos on 28 November 2007). They have scored in all 15 matches, netting a total of 37 goals.

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

MILAN - Panathinaikos beat Inter 1-0 at the Giuseppe Meazza to send the Nerazzurri to their second defeat of the season.

But José Mourinho's men qualify for the round of sixteen with Matchday 6 still to play as Werder Bremen held Anorthosis Famagusta 2-2 away in tonight's other Group B fixture.

There were two changes to the team that beat Juventus on Saturday, with Luis Figo making his comeback from injury against the Greeks and Ivan Cordoba returning from suspension.

A first half of few chances saw Adriano crash on to the outside of the post after a deft through ball from Cambiasso, and Ibrahimovic toe punt on to the roof of the net after another pass from the Argentine midfielder.

Ten Cate's men took the lead against the run of the play 24 minutes after the restart when José Sarriegi converted from close range after Julio Cesar failed to hold a header from Goumas.

After bringing Quaresma on for Muntari at half time, Mourinho threw on Balotelli and Cruz in the closing stages and Inter created plenty of chances for an equaliser, with Panathinaikos keeper Mario Galinovic thwarting Adriano and Maicon before making saves from Cruz and Materazzi.

Inter 0-1 Panathinaikos (HT: 0-0)

Scorer: Sarriegi 69.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell (9 Cruz 75); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari (77 Quaresma 46), 7 Figo (45 Balotelli 72); 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 5 Stankovic, 16 Burdisso, 33 Mancini.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Panathinaikos: 1 Galinovic; 29 Nilsson, 24 Vyntra, 8 Goumas, 3 Sarriegi, 31 Spiropoulos; 19 Gabriel (22 Tziolis 84), 23 Simao, 15 Gilberto Silva, 21 Karagounis (14 Salpingidis 63); 26 Mantzios (5 Rukavina 90+5).
Subs not used: 30 Tzorvas, 4 Mattos, 7 Ninis, 27 Ivanschitz.
Coach: Henk Ten Cate.

Referee: Tom Henning Ovrebo (Norway).

Booked: Galinovic 89, Goumas 90.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Galinovic
Maicon 13 Nilsson
Materazzi 23 Vyntra
Cordoba 2 Goumas
Maxwell 6 Sarriegi
Zanetti 4 Spiropoulos
Cambiasso 19 Gabriel
Muntari 20 Simao
Figo 7 Gilberto Silva
Ibrahimovic 8 Karagounis
Adriano 10 Mantzios


Toldo 1 Tzorvas
Stankovic 5 Mattos
Cruz 9 Rukavina
Burdisso 16 Ninis
Mancini 33 Salpigidis
Balotelli 45 Tziolis
Quaresma 77 Ivanschitz