Final score

16 January 2010 20:45

18' (2nd half) Barreto (P)
14' (2nd half) Barreto (P)
29' (2nd half) Milito (P)
24' (2nd half) Pandev
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Niccolai, Papi / Fourth official: Ciampi
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48' Half time. Bari 0-0 Inter.
45' The fourth man tells us that there will be three minutes of stoppage time.
43' The San Nicola crowd falls eerily silent for a few moments as Inter work the ball down the right.
42' Bari launch a counter-attack down the middle and the Nerazzurri have Pandev to thank for a great tackle on Paraguayan forward Barreto.
42' Inter hit back and Maicon's speculative effort from the right wing sails over Gillet's crossbar.
40' Meggiorini combines with Barreto as Bari build a dangerous move in our box. Muntari dispossesses the Italian striker.
39' We're back under way in Bari after a few words from the stadium announcer.
37' Roberto Rosetti interrupts play as some fans have been using laser torches to distract the players.
35' Sneijder's inswinging right-wing free kick is cleared by Donati as Parisi appears to hold Samuel off the ball.
34' Roberto Rosetti books Parisi for an ugly challenge on Mario Balotelli.
32' Julio Cesar parries away a thunderous diagonal shot by Parisi after a crossfield move by the Biancorossi.
28' Donati plays in Alvarez, who sees his close-range effort blocked by Julio Cesar's legs.
27' Bari attack back and Koman fires a weak shot on target from 25 yards. Easy save for JC.
26' Gillet beats Milito to Pandev's lofted cross from just inside the Bari half.
24' Meggiorini swings in a dangerous cross from the left corner flag. Lucio scythes the ball to safety.
22' Sulley Muntari has a go after receiving Sneijder's cut-back. The Ghanaian's fiercely-struck shot is wide of Gillet's right-hand post.
21' Pandev hits a low shot on target from 30 yards but there's not enough power in it. Comfortable save for Gillet.
20' Balotelli one-twos with Muntari as Inter look for openings down the middle, but Parisi intercepts the Italian forward.
18' Masiello whips in a cross from a deep position on the right. Another headed clearance by Samuel.
17' Barreto picks out Alvarez in space on the right. The Honduran crosses into the middle of the area and Samuel makes a headed clearance.
14' Parisi rifles a low shot way off target from distance after Parisi has a penalty claim turned down.
13' Gillet spills Sneijder's cross but the Bari defence clears.
12' Goran Pandev sidesteps an opponent with a lovely touch of the ball and wins us a corner after Bonucci's interception.
11' Maicon swings in a cross from the right. Gillet saves.
9' Pandev runs on to a pass from Sneijder but Parisi intercepts. Moments later Milito curls a shot wide of Gillet's left-hand post.
7' Sneijder overhits his lofted pass into the box for Milito. Bari custodian Gillet collects.
5' Back in our half, Alvarez gets into the box after a pass from Barreto but Cordoba challenges the Honduran and then Lucio cleans up.
4' It's an end-to-end start in Bari as Sneijder floats a ball over to Pandev on the left wing. The Macedonian is dispossessed on the touchline.
3' Ex-Inter forward Meggiorini wins the ball off Samuel and runs towards goal. Another brilliant interception by Ivan Ramiro.
2' Bari attack down the left with Barreto. Cordoba times his tackle to perfection.
1' Ciao a tutti and welcome to the Stadio San Nicola in Bari. It's 4-2-3-1 again for José Mourinho's Nerazzurri. Mario Balotelli returns from suspension in a three-pronged attacking line behind sole striker Diego Milito, while Sulley Muntari is back from injury in a holding midfield role alongside Javier Zanetti. Ivan Cordoba fills the left-back role in an all South American defence, with Walter Samuel and Lucio in the central positions and Maicon on the right.
1' Also back from injury are Esteban Cambiasso and Marco Materazzi who make the bench which includes Francesco Toldo, Ricardo Quaresma, Davide Santon, Marko Arnautovic and 19-year-old Swedish midfielder Sebastian Carlsen.
1' Bari: 1 Gillet; 15 Belmonte, 5 A.Maisello, 19 Bonucci, 21 Parisi; 90 Alvarez, 14 Gazzi, 16 Donati, 11 Koman; 69 Meggiorini, 10 Barreto. &#8232;<br>Subs: 25 Padelli, 7 Rivas, 9 De Vezze, 18 S.Masiello, 18 Greco, 30 Allegretti, 88 Kamata.<br><br>Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 2 Cordoba; 11 Muntari, 4 Zanetti; 45 Balotelli, 10 Sneijder, 27 Pandev; 22 Milito. &#8232;<br>Subs: 1 Toldo, 7 Quaresma, 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi, 39 Santon, 44 Carlsen, 89 Arnautovic.
1' The reverse fixture at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on the opening day of the season ended 1-1, with Vitali Kutuzov replying to Samuel Eto'o who scored a penalty on his Serie A debut.
1' Tonight's match will kick off after a minute's silence to remember the Haiti earthquake victims.
1' Away we go at the San Nicola as the Galletti kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
1' Wesley Sneijder almost punishes a defensive error by Bonucci, latching on to Milito's pull-back and seeing his low shot deflected behind. Bari clear the corner.
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49' Quaresma's curling cross from the right edge of the Bari box goes out of play at the far post.
49' Full time. Inter hold Bari 2-2 with Pandev and replying to Barreto's double for the Galletti.
46' Zanetti scythes wide from just outside the Bari area.
45' Ventura replaces Alvarez with Kamata.
45' Four minutes of overtime to play.
44' Belmonte is booked for a foul on Sneijder.
41' Masiello makes a booted clearance from Maicon's right-wing cross, conceding a corner.
41' Sneijder's corner is headed away by Meggiorini. Quaresma latches on to the loose ball and cannons wide his shot.
38' Meggiorini picks up the ball 25 yards from goal and sends his low shot a whisker wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post.
36' Julio Cesar makes a point-blank save from Meggiorini, who is flagged offside.
36' Masiello cuts out Sneijder's curling pass for Milito.
34' Wesley Sneijder sends a long-range effort behind for a Bari goal kick.
34' Mourinho brings on Esteban Cambiasso for Mario Balotelli.
32' Bari coach Ventura brings on Rivas for Koman.
31' Alvarez receives in space from Barreto before mis-controlling in the box with just Julio Cesar to beat. A chance wasted for the Galletti.
30' Inter official Gabriele Oriali is sent off by referee Roberto Rosetti.
29' GOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Diego Milito fires home from the spot and We're on level terms at the San Nicola. BARI 2-2 INTER.
28' PENALTY!!!! Pandev receives in the area from Sneijder and is tripped by Bonucci. Rosetti points to the spot.
28' Bonucci is yellow-carded.
27' Maicon blocks a volley by Hungarian midfielder Koman.
24' GOAL!!!!! Goran Pandev reduces the arrears with his first goal for Inter, an angled shot from the left-hand edge of the six-yard box. BARI 2-1 INTER.
23' Maicon's shot takes a deflection off Parisi.
22' Sneijder's outswinging right-wing free kick is cleared by the Bari defence.
21' Bari comes surging forward on the counter. Alvarez turns Santon and tests Julio Cesar with a snapshot.
20' The Inter coach makes another switch, replacing Sulley Muntari with Quaresma.
19' Mourinho brings on Davide Santon for Walter Samuel.
18' GOAL. Barreto picks the opposite corner this time and doubles Bari's lead. BARI 2-0 INTER.
17' Another penalty to the Galletti as Parisi tumbles under a challenge from Lucio.
17' Lucio is booked.
15' GOAL. Barreto sends Julio Cesar the wrong way and Bari are in front at the Stadio San Nicola. BARI 1-0 INTER.
14' Penalty to Bari as Samuel handles Meggiorini's low angled shot.
14' Samuel is yellow-carded.
9' Sneijder latches on to a loose ball in the box and sees his spectacular volley deflected over the bar. But Rosetti had already blown for a foul.
8' Back in our half, Donati gets into a shooting position after taking on Muntari and Zanetti, but his shot soars over the bar.
7' Wesley aims directly for the top right corner, forcing Gillet into a terrific tipped save.
7' Double chance for Inter from the corner. Milito's shot is blocked by Bonucci and Cordoba's follow-up is wide.
6' Donati fouls Sneijder out on the left wing. Free kick.
5' Just outside our area Barreto plays short to Meggiorini, whose shot is blocked by Lucio.
3' Bonucci's header from a Bari right-wing corner is way off target.
2' Samuel blocks Parisi's cross-shot. Lucio plays back to Julio Cesar, who is forced to concede a corner with Meggiorini lurking. Barreto's corner is parried away by Julio Cesar.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.75
6 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 8
15 fouls committed 14
7 corners 4
2 offsides 1
55% ball possession 45%
Mourinho v Bari / Ventura

José Mourinho has faced Bari and their coach Giampiero Ventura on one previous occasion.

2009/10 Serie A Inter-Bari 1-1 ----

Ventura v Inter

Giampiero Ventura faces Inter for the sixth time as a coach after 2 draws and 3 defeats. His teams have conceded in all five games, letting in a total of 14 goals.

1998/99 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 2-2 1-5
2001/02 Serie A Udinese-Inter ---- 2-3
2005/06 Serie A Messina-Inter ---- 0-3
2009/10 Serie A Bari-Inter ---- 1-1

Bari unbeaten in one of last 14 home games

The Biancorossi's only defeat in their last 14 home matches was a 1-0 Serie A loss to Cagliari on 23 September. In the other 13 (Serie A, Serie B and Coppa Italia) games at the Stadio Nicola, Bari have won 9 (5 out of last 5) and drawn 4.

Galletti chasing sixth consecutive home win

Bari go into Saturday night's match against Inter on the back of five straight Serie A home wins over Lazio (2-0), Livorno (1-0), Siena (2-1), Juventus (3-1) and Udinese (2-0). A sixth home victory on the trot will see the Biancorossi edge closer to their run of eight league and cup wins at the Stadio San Nicola between April and September 2002.

Inter looking for first run of 5 consecutive wins under Mourinho

After victories over Livorno (1-0 home win in Coppa Italia), Lazio (1-0 home win in Serie A), ChievoVerona (1-0 away win in Serie A) and Siena (4-3 home win in Serie A), Inter are within sight of their first run of five consecutive wins under José Mourinho.

Samuel set for 300rd 'Italian' appearance

If he plays against Bari in Serie A Week 20, Walter Adrian Samuel will make his 300rd appearance for Italian clubs. The Argentine defender, who has played Italian football for Roma and Inter, has played 209 matches in Serie A, 62 in European competitions, and 25 in Coppa Italia. He has also played 3 Italian Super Cup games. Samuel made his 'Italian' debut in Roma's 4-1 UEFA Cup win at Hit Gorica on 14 September 2000.

wins(14) draws(8) defeats(9)

BARI - Goran Pandev opened his scoring account for Inter and Diego Milito fired in a crucial penalty as the league leaders came from two goals down to hold Bari at the Stadio San Nicola.

José Mourinho's team followed up last weekend's fightback at Siena with another gritty performance, battling from behind after Barreto twice scored from the spot.

The draw leaves Inter nine points clear at the top of the table ahead of Sunday's fixtures. 

Inter, playing 4-2-3-1 for the third time in as many matches in 2010, fired an early warning sign to the Galletti when Sneijder narrowly missed with a low deflected shot from Milito's pull-back in the opening seconds.

Backed by a vociferous home crowd, Bari were increasingly efficient on the counter-attack in an end-to-end first half, Julio Cesar saving Alvarez' close-range effort with his legs before getting down to block Parisi's angled effort aimed at his near post.

Inter had the patience to wear down a spirited Bari side and Sneijder forced Gillet into a spectacular save with a magnificent curling free kick from the left channel early in the second half. From the corner Milito saw his shot spin off Bonucci, with Cordoba's follow-up going wide.

Just when it looked like Inter had stepped up a gear, Bari were awarded a penalty after Samuel handled Meggiorini's diagonal shot. Barreto stepped up to the spot and sent Julio Cesar the wrong way to leave the Nerazzurri with an uphill task. 

Worse was to follow less than two minutes later when Rosetti pointed to the spot after Parisi went down under a challenge from Lucio. Barreto picked the opposite corner to double his team's lead.

Mourinho made a double change, bringing on Santon and Quaresma for Samuel and Muntari, and the Nerazzurri were soon back in the game when Pandev stabbed home from the edge of the six-yard box for his first goal in black 'n blue and fiftieth in Serie A.

Unfazed, Inter saw their never-say-die attitude rewarded soon after when Milito scored from the spot after Pandev was tripped in the area by Bonucci.

Inter academy product Riccardo Meggiorini came close to a late winner for Bari, his low shot from distance finishing inches wide.

Bari 2-2 Inter (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Barreto (2 pens), 60, 63, Pandev 69, Milito (pen) 74.

Bari: 1 Gillet; 15 Belmonte, 5 A.Maisello, 19 Bonucci, 21 Parisi; 90 Alvarez (88 Kamata 89), 14 Gazzi, 16 Donati, 11 Koman (7 Rivas 77); 69 Meggiorini, 10 Barreto.

Subs not used: 25 Padelli, 9 De Vezze, 18 S.Masiello, 18 Greco, 30 Allegretti.

: Giampiero Ventura.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel (39 Santon 64), 2 Cordoba; 11 Muntari (7 Quaresma 65), 4 Zanetti; 45 Balotelli (19 Cambiasso 79), 10 Sneijder, 27 Pandev; 22 Milito.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 23 Materazzi, 44 Carlsen, 89 Arnautovic.

: José Mourinho. 

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Turin).

Booked: Parisi 34, Samuel 59, Lucio 62, Bonucci 73, Belmonte 89.

Att.: 60,000.

starting lineups

Gillet 12 Julio Cesar
Belmonte 13 Maicon
A.Masiello 6 Lucio
Bonucci 2 Cordoba
Parisi 25 Samuel
Alvarez 4 Zanetti
Gazzi 11 Muntari
Donati 45 Balotelli
Koman 10 Sneijder
Meggiorini 27 Pandev
Barreto 22 Milito


Padelli 1 Toldo
De Vezze 23 Materazzi
Allegretti 44 Carlsen
S.Masiello 39 Santon
Rivas 19 Cambiasso
Kamata 7 Quaresma
Greco 89 Arnautovic