Final score

27 August 2010 20:45

Atletico Madrid
38' (2nd half) Aguero
16' (2nd half) Reyes
referee Massimo Busacca / linesmen Matthias Arnet, Manuel Navarro / 4th man Sascha Kever / assistants Stephan Studer, Cyrill Zinnerman
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Minutes Text commentary
45' Reyes tries his luck from distance and it dips over the bar.
45' HT: Inter 0-0 Atletico Madrid.
43' Another chance for the Spaniards. Aguero plays a swift one-two with Simao but wastes his shot, blasting high and wide.
38' From defence to attack, Stankovic controls Maicon's long ball upfield, but can't stop it from crossing the line. Goal kick.
37' Reyes delivers a right-wing free kick. Dejan Stankovic heads away.
35' Reyes serves Forlan in the Inter box but Samuel times his tackle to perfection.
33' Chance for Atletico. Aguero latches on to Reyes' pass on the right edge of our area and fires just wide of the near post.
32' Nice try by Samuel Eto'o. The Cameroon forward takes on two on the left before arrowing his low finish inches wide of De Gea's right-hand upright.
30' Dominguez's floated cross from the left sails into the arms of Julio Cesar.
29' From the resulting corner Samuel has a free header from Sneijder's cross, but the Argentine's attempt is over.
28' Maicon wins a couple of rebounds down the right and hooks into the box, forcing Assuncao into a clearance.
26' Assuncao's crisp low effort from distance takes a deflection. Corner.
25' Eto'o overhits his pass for Chivu as Inter mount an attack down the left.
22' Lucio clears an Atletico corner but the Spaniards stay in attack and Reyes has a shot blocked on the edge of the area.
21' Sneijder aims a right-wing corner at the near post, where Reyes is lying in wait to make a headed clearance.
19' Maicon nutmegs Simao, who reacts by fouling the Brazilian from behind. Free kick just inside the Atletico half.
15' Reyes has a right-wing corner cleared by Stankovic.
11' Godin makes a headed clearance from Sneijder's inswinging left-wing free kick.
10' Eto'o clips the ball into the area for Milito but his pass is slightly overhit and De Gea gathers.
5' Atletico break down the left and Forlan gets a low cross into the middle of the area. Samuel intercepts.
5' Aguero just fails to connect with Simao's deflected left-wing centre for what would have been a sure goal.
4' A quick second corner for Inter as Ujfalusi heads behind.
4' Lucio heads Sneijder's corner into the path of the onrushing Cambiasso, who rifles over from the edge of the area.
3' Eto'o whips in a low cross from the left. Milito pounces on Atletico's half-clearance and his deflected shot earns us a corner.
1' Welcome to the Stade Loius II in Monte Carlo for the 2010 UEFA Super Cup between Champions League holders Inter and Europa League champions Atletico Madrid. Both teams are taking part in the competition for the first time.
1' INTER TEAM NEWS: Rafa Benitez makes one change from the starting XI that won us the Champions League and the Italian Super Cup, with Dejan Stankovic coming in for Goran Pandev. <br> Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti; 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito.<br> Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 27 Pandev, 29 Coutinho, 88 Biabiany.
1' ATLETICO TEAM NEWS: Quique Sanchez Flores responds to Benitez's 4-2-3-1 with a 4-4-2 diamond. Assuncao fills the holding role with Raul Garcia behind the strikers and Reyes and Simao on the flanks.<br> Atletico Madrid: 13 De Gea; 17 Ujfalusi, 15 Godin, 21 Perea, 18 Dominguez; 19 Reyes, 12 Assuncao, 8 Raul Garcia, 20 Simao; 7 Forlan, 10 Aguero.<br> Subs: 38 Robles, 3 A.Lopez, 4 Suarez, 6 Camacho, 9 Jurado, 11 Merida, 22 Diego Costa.
1' Inter get us under way in Monte Carlo. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Early chance for Inter as Sneijder volleys over from a tight angle on the right.
Minutes Text commentary
47' Samuel for a tactical foul on Jurado.
47' Ignacio Camacho for Simao.
47' FT. Atletico Madrid beat Inter 2-0 and win the 2010 UEFA Super Cup.
45' Diego Milito's penalty kick is saved by De Gea. It's not our night.
45' Two minutes added on.
44' Penalty! Pandev is fouled by Raul Garcia as he collects Maicon's pull-back.
44' Raul Garcia for his penalty foul on Pandev.
42' Corner to Inter as Lucio's shot takes a deflection.
41' Maicon's cross from the right is cleared by Los Rojiblancos.
40' Simao for foul play.
40' Five minutes to score twice and force extra time. Time enough?
38' GOAL. Sergio Aguero doubles the Mattress-makers' lead, latching on to Simao's left-wing cross and slotting over the line from close range. INTER 0-2 ATLETICO MADRID.
37' José Manuel Jurado for Diego Forlan.
36' Lucio blazes his long-range free kick high and wide after a foul by Perea on Milito.
36' Forlan has a dig from distance. Julio Cesar makes an easy save.
34' Coutinho for Wesley Sneijder. It's the 18-year-old Brazilian's competitive debut in black 'n blue.
33' Julio Cesar gets down to keep out Aguero's central left-footed shot.
30' Close again. Eto'o rises at the back post to head over Sneijder's dangerous curling cross from the left.
28' Almost... De Gea saves with his legs Milito's shot from Cambiasso's through ball and Pandev strikes the bar with his follow-up, but the flag had gone up for offside.
24' Fran Merida for goalscorer José Antonio Reyes.
23' Goran Pandev for Dejan Stankovic and we revert to the Champions League-winning starting XI.
20' Aguero zips past Samuel in our area but Chivu is on hand to block his cross.
17' GOAL. It was coming. José Antonio Reyes combines with Aguero, takes the ball round Maicon and fires past Julio Cesar from an acute angle. INTER 0-1 ATLETICO MADRID.
16' Inter's turn to attack now and Cambiasso tries a one-two with Sneijder. Atletico cut out the return pass.
14' Another counter-attack by the Spanish outfit. Forlan plays into the path of Reyes who forces a tipped save from Julio Cesar. Our Brazilian shotstopper keeps out Aguero's effort from the resulting corner.
13' Reyes charges forward on the break but Ujfalusi to his right is not on the same wavelength and Inter regain possession.
11' Sneijder's thunderbolt free kick is blocked by Forlan and Atletico launch a counter-attack. It comes to an abrupt end as the evergreen Javier Zanetti, who made his Inter debut a whopping fifteen years ago to the day, intercepts Aguero.
8' Reyes serves Aguero on the edge of our area but Stankovic is hot on the little Argentine's heels.
3' Milito wriggles between two players and tries a shot but Assuncao gets back to make the interception.
2' Busacca blows for a shove by Dominguez on Cambiasso as Atletico take a left-wing free kick.
1' Los Colchoneros get us restarted in Monaco.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 4.95
1 shots on target 7
3 shots off target 4
12 fouls committed 21
9 corners 4
5 offsides 1
ball possession
Benitez v Sanchez Flores

Rafael Benitez and Enrique Sanchez Flores meet in a competitive fixture for the third time after last season's two-legged Europa League semi-final between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid. Flores' Atletico won the first leg at home 1-0, losing the return fixture 2-1 after extra time. The Spaniards reached the final on the away goals rule and beat Fulham 2-1 a.e.t. to lift the trophy.

2009/10 Europa League Liverpool-Atletico Madrid 2-1 a.e.t. 0-1

Inter v Atletico Madrid

The 2010 UEFA Super Cup final is the first ever competitive match between the two teams.

Inter v Spanish clubs

There are 44 past meetings between Inter and teams from Spain. The Nerazzurri have won 15 (including the 1963/64 European Cup final against Real Madrid in Vienna - 3-1), drawn 12 and lost 17.

1958/60 Fairs Cup Inter-Barcelona 2-4 0-4
1961/62 Fairs Cup Inter-Valencia 3-3 0-2
1963/64 European Cup Inter-Real Madrid ---- ---- 3-1 (in Vienna)
1965/66 European Cup Inter-Real Madrid 1-1 0-1
1966/67 European Cup Inter-Real Madrid 1-0 2-0
1969/70 Fairs Cup Inter-Barcelona 1-1 2-1
1979/80 UEFA Cup Inter-Real Sociedad 3-0 0-2
1980/81 European Cup Inter-Real Madrid 1-0 0-2
1982/83 Cup Winners' Cup Inter-Real Madrid 1-1 1-2
1984/85 UEFA Cup Inter-Real Madrid 2-0 0-3
1985/86 UEFA Cup Inter-Real Madrid 3-1 1-5 a.e.t.
1987 Mundialito Inter-Barcelona 3-1 ----
1987/88 UEFA Cup Inter-Espanyol 1-1 0-1
1998/99 Champions League Inter-Real Madrid 3-1 0-2
2000/01 UEFA Cup Inter-Alaves 0-2 3-3
2001/02 UEFA Cup Inter-Valencia 1-1 1-0
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Barcelona 0-0 0-3
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Valencia 1-0 1-2
2004/05 Champions League Inter-Valencia 0-0 5-1
2005/06 Champions League Inter-Villarreal 2-1 0-1
2006/07 Champions League Inter-Valencia 2-2 0-0
2009/10 Champions League Inter-Barcelona 0-0 0-2
2009/10 Champions League Inter-Barcelona 3-1 0-1

Atletico Madrid v Italian clubs

Los Colchoneros, or the Mattress-makers, as they are known in Spain, have faced Italian opposition on 23 occasions, winning 9 (including their 3-0 Cup Winners' Cup final reply victory over Fiorentina in Stuttgart on 10 May 1962), drawing 2 and losing 12.

1950 Latin Cup Atletico Madrid-Lazio ---- ---- 2-1 (in Lisbon)
1951 Latin Cup Atletico Madrid-Milan ---- 1-4
1961/62 Cup Winners' Cup Atletico Madrid-Fiorentina ---- ---- 1-1 a.e.t. (in Glasgow)
1961/62 Cup Winners' Cup Atletico Madrid-Fiorentina ---- ---- 3-0 (in Stuttgart)
1963/64 Fairs Cup Atletico Madrid-Juventus 1-2 0-1
1964/65 Fairs Cup Atletico Madrid-Juventus 3-1 1-3 1-3 (in Turin)
1967/68 Piano Rappan Cup Atletico Madrid-Torino 2-1 2-5
1970/71 European Cup Atletico Madrid-Cagliari 3-0 1-2
1989/90 UEFA Cup Atletico Madrid-Fiorentina 1-0 0-1 a.e.t (2-4 after pens)
1992/93 Cup Winners' Cup Atletico Madrid-Parma 1-2 1-0
1997/98 UEFA Cup Atletico Madrid-Lazio 0-1 0-0
1998/99 UEFA Cup Atletico Madrid-Roma 2-1 2-1
1998/99 UEFA Cup Atletico Madrid-Parma 1-3 1-2

European Super Cup: past winners

1972 Ajax Ajax-Rangers 3-2 3-1
1973 Ajax Ajax-AC Milan 6-0 0-1
1975 Dynamo Kiev Dynamo Kiev-Bayern Munich 2-0 1-0
1976 Anderlecht Anderlecht-Bayern Munich 4-1 1-2
1977 Liverpool Liverpool-Hamburg 6-0 1-1
1978 Anderlecht Anderlecht-Liverpool 3-1 1-2
1979 Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest-Barcelona 1-0 1-1
1980 Valencia Valencia-Nottingham Forest 1-0 1-2
1982 Aston Villa Aston Villa-Barcelona 3-0 a.e.t. 0-1
1983 Aberdeen Aberdeen-Hamburg 2-0 0-0
1985 Juventus Juventus-Liverpool 2-0 ----
1986 Steaua Bucharest Steaua Bucharest-Dynamo Kiev ---- ---- 1-0 (in Montecarlo)
1987 Porto Porto-Ajax 1-0 1-0
1988 Mechelen Mechelen-PSV Eindhoven 3-0 0-1
1989 AC Milan AC Milan-Barcelona 1-0 1-1
1990 AC Milan AC Milan-Sampdoria 2-0 1-1
1991 Manchester United Manchester United-Red Star Belgrade 1-0 ----
1992 Barcelona Barcelona-Werder Bremen 2-1 1-1
1993 Parma Parma-AC Milan 0-1 2-0 a.e.t.
1994 AC Milan AC Milan-Arsenal 2-0 0-0
1995 Ajax Ajax-Real Zaragoza 4-0 1-1
1996 Juventus Juventus-Paris St Germain 3-1 6-1
1997 Barcelona Barcelona-Borussia Dortmund 2-0 1-1
1998 Chelsea Chelsea-Real Madrid ---- ---- 1-0 (in Montecarlo)
1999 Lazio Lazio-Manchester United ---- ---- 1-0 (in Montecarlo)
2000 Galatasaray Galatasaray-Real Madrid ---- ---- 2-1 a.e.t. (in Montecarlo)
2001 Liverpool Liverpool-Bayern Munich ---- ---- 3-2 (in Montecarlo)
2002 Real Madrid Real Madrid-Feyenoord ---- ---- 3-1 (in Montecarlo)
2003 AC Milan AC Milan-Porto ---- ---- 1-0 (in Montecarlo)
2004 Valencia Valencia-Porto ---- ---- 2-1 (in Montecarlo)
2005 Liverpool Liverpool-CSKA Moscow---- ---- 3-1 a.e.t. (in Montecarlo)
2006 Sevilla Sevilla-Barcelona ---- ---- 3-0 (in Montecarlo)
2007 AC Milan AC Milan-Sevilla ---- ---- 3-1 (in Montecarlo)
2008 Zenit St Petersburg Zenit St Petersburg-Manchester United ---- ---- 2-1 (in Montecarlo)
2009 Barcelona Barcellona-Shakhtar Donetsk ---- ---- 1-0 a.e.t. (in Montecarlo)

Extra time on only five previous occasions

No European Super Cup has ever gone to penalties. In 55 games there have been 46 victories and 9 draws, with 136 goals scored. There has been extra time on just five occasions: in 1982 Aston Villa beat Barcelona 3-0 a.e.t. following a 1-0 first-leg defeat to the Catalans; in 1993 AC Milan lost 2-0 to Parma after their 1-0 away win at the Tardini; in 2000 Galatasaray defeated 2-1 with a golden goal in extra time; in 2005 Liverpool beat CSKA Moscow 3-1 a.e.t.; and in 2009 Barcelona overcame Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 with an extra-time goal.

Benitez aiming to make European Super Cup history

Only five coaches have won the UEFA Super Cup twice. In chronological order, they are: Raymond Goethals (Anderlecht in 1976 and 1978) Arrigo Sacchi (AC Milan in 1989 and 1990), Sir Alex Ferguson (Aberdeen in 1983 and Manchester United in 1991), Louis Van Gaal (Ajax in 1995 and Barcelona in 1997) and Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan in 2003 and 2007). Should Inter win, Rafa Benitez would become the sixth coach, and the first Spaniard, to win two UEFA Super Cups. He won it for the first time in 2005 when Liverpool beat CSKA Moscow 3-1.

Italian success in Super Cups dated 27 August

This year's UEFA Super Cup will take place on 27 August - the third time the competition has been played on this date. The previous two games were one-off matches in Monte Carlo, and there is an Italian element of success in both. In 1999 Sven Goran Eriksson led Cup Winners' Cup holders Lazio to a 1-0 victory over Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, Salas scoring the winner on 35 minutes. In the 2004 edition Italian coach Claudio Ranieri led UEFA Cup holders Valencia to a 2-1 win against Porto. Baraja and Di Vaio (now at Bologna) scored for the Spaniards in the 31st and 67th minutes, with Quaresma netting for Porto in the 77th.

Inter: eight wins out of twelve in international finals

Inter have played 12 international finals in their history, winning 8 trophies and finishing runners-up on 4 occasions. The Nerazzurri won the European Cup/Champions League in 1963/64 (3-1 victory over Real Madrid in Vienna - Mazzola 43', 76', Milani 62'; Felo 70'), 1964/65 (1-0 win against Benfica in Milan - Jair da Costa 42') and 2009/10 (2-0 win over Bayern Munich - Milito 34', 70'), losing in 1966/67 (1-2 to Celtic in Lisbon - Mazzola pen 6'; Gemmel 63', Chalmers 83') and 1971/72 (0-2 to Ajax in Rotterdam - Cruyff 48', 77'). Besides the European Cup, Inter have won 2 Intercontinental Cups (both against Independiente in 1964 and 1965) and 3 UEFA Cups (2-1 on aggregate against Roma in 1990/9; 2-0 on aggregate against Salzburg in 1993/94; and 3-0 win against Lazio in Paris in 1997/98). Inter were beaten by Schalke 04 after penalties in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup final. Under the name of Ambrosiana in the Fascism era, Inter lost 4-3 on aggregate to Austria Vienna in the Mitropa Cup, also known as the Central European Cup.

27th August bodes well for Inter

Inter play a competitive fixture on 27 August for the eighth time in their history after seven straight wins: 6-0 at home to Atalanta (Serie A) in 1961; 1-0 at home to Catanzaro (Coppa Italia) in 1972; 2-0 away to Terni (Coppa Italia) in 1975; 4-1 away to Catania (Coppa Italia) in 1986; 2-1 at home to Cremonese (Serie A) in 1989; 1-0 at home to Vicenza (Serie A) in 1995; and 2-0 at home to Sporting Lisbon (Champions League qualifying round) in 2002.

Atletico: 3 trophies, 3 defeats in 6 previous finals

Atletico Madrid have played six international finals in their history, winning 3 and losing 3. Their three triumphs came in the 1961/62 Cup Winners' Cup final (3-0 replay victory over Fiorentina on 5 September 1962 in Stuttgart - Jones 8', Mendonça 27', Peiro 59', after a 1-1 extra-time draw on 10 May 1962 in Glasgow - Peiro 11'; Hamrin 27'); the 1975 Intercontinental Cup final against Independiente (1-0 defeat in Argentina in first leg - Balbuena 13'; 2-0 victory in Spain in return leg - Irureta 21', Ayala 86'); and the inaugural Europa League final in 2009/10 (2-1 extra-time win over Fulham - Forlan 32', 116'; Davies 37'). Atletico were runners-up in the 1962/63 Cup Winners' Cup final (1-5 against Tottenham in Rotterdam); the 1973/74 European Cup final (0-4 replay defeat to Bayern Munich in Brussels after 1-1 extra-time draw in first game); and the 1985/86 Cup Winners' Cup final (0-3 against Dynamo Kiev in Lyon).

One Atletico defeat in last nine Euro games

Atletico Madrid have lost just one of their last nine European games: last season's Europa League semi-final return leg at Liverpool on 29 April 2010. The Reds, led by current Inter boss Rafa Benitez, won 2-1 after extra time on the night but eventual competition winners Atletico progressed through to the final on the away goals rule. Atletico have won three and drawn five of the other eight games.

The ref: Massimo Busacca

The 2010 UEFA Super Cup between Inter and Atletico Madrid will be refereed by Swiss official Massimo Busacca. At the Stade Louis II in Monte Carlo, he will be assisted by assistant referees Arnet and Navarro, fourth official Kever, and additional assistant referees Studer and Zinnerman. A FIFA referee since 1999, 41-year-old Busacca takes charge of a competitive fixture involving Inter for the second time after last season's Champions League Matchday 5 clash between Barcelona and Inter at the Camp Nou.

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MONTE CARLO - A counter-attacking Colchoneros side got the better of Inter at the Stade Louis II to lift the 2010 UEFA Super Cup.

José Antonio Reyes and Sergio Aguero got their names on the scoresheet in the second half as Atletico made their chances count in European football's curtain raiser.

With time running out Diego Milito had a penalty kick saved by David De Gea.

Rafael Benitez made one change from the starting XI that won us the Champions League and the Italian Super Cup, bringing in Dejan Stankovic for Goran Pandev.

Quique Sanchez Flores also made a single switch from the team that beat Fulham to win the inaugural Europa League, summer signing Diego Godin replacing Antonio Lopez at the centre of defence.

An evenly-balanced first half saw Samuel head over and Eto'o fire narrowly wide before two good chances for Aguero - one inches off target and the other well wide.

It was more Spain than Italy in the second half as Atletico found more space on the break, and Reyes broke the deadlock on 62 minutes. He combined swiftly with Aguero and rounded Maicon before firing past Julio Cesar at his near post.

Inter reverted to their Champions League-winning lineup with Pandev on for Stankovic and the Macedonian fired against the bar after De Gea had thwarted Milito, but the flag had already been raised for offside.

Another change was needed and Benitez handed brought on Coutinho for Sneijder.

The 18-year-old Brazilian barely had time to settle on his competitive debut when Aguero doubled Atletico's lead from close range, slotting Simao's cross over the line.

Inter were presented with a chance to reduce the arrears in the closing minutes after Raul Garcia brought down Pandev in the area, but Milito's spot-kick was saved by De Gea.

Inter 0-2 Atletico Madrid (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Reyes 62, Aguero 83.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic (27 Pandev 68), 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti; 10 Sneijder (29 Coutinho 79), 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito.

Subs not used
: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 88 Biabiany.
Coach: Rafael Benitez.

Atletico Madrid: 13 De Gea; 17 Ujfalusi, 15 Godin, 21 Perea, 18 Dominguez; 19 Reyes (11 Merida 69), 12 Assuncao, 8 Raul Garcia, 20 Simao (6 Camacho 90+2); 7 Forlan (9 Jurado 82), 10 Aguero.
Subs not used: 38 Robles, 3 A.Lopez, 4 Suarez, 22 Diego Costa.
: Quique Sanchez Flores.

Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland).

Booked: Simao 85, Raul Garcia 89, Samuel 90+2.

Att.: 18,500.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 De Gea
Maicon 13 Ujfalusi
Lucio 6 Godin
Samuel 25 Perea
Chivu 26 Dominguez
Zanetti 4 Reyes
Cambiasso 19 Asuncao
Stankovic 5 Raul Garcia
Sneijder 10 Simao
Eto'o 9 Forlan
Milito 22 Aguero


Castellazzi 12 Robles
Cordoba 2 A.Lopez
Mariga 17 Suarez
Materazzi 23 Camacho
Pandev 27 Jurado
Coutinho 29 Merida
Biabiany 88 Diego Costa