Final score

22 September 2010 20:45

41' (2nd half) Milito
18' (2nd half) Eto'o (P)
5' (2nd half) Eto'o (P)
26' Milito
referee Paolo Mazzoleni / linesmen Copelli, Di Fiore / 4th man Gervasoni
Minutes Text commentary
49' Signor Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni blows his whistle. See you in fifteen minutes.
48' Eto'o latches on to an up-and-under and tries to take Gillet by surprise from 30 yards. Off target.
46' Alvarez hits a shot straight at Julio Cesar.
45' Nice inswinging cross by Pandev for Eto'o, but it's a touch too long.
45' Four minutes of first-half stoppage time.
44' Stankovic floats into the box for Milito. Pulzetti intercepts and the ball falls to Sneijder, who can't get a shot on target.
44' Pulzetti for shoving Sneijder to the ground.
42' Chivu's curling free kick hits the wall and it will be another corner.
41' A free kick now as Sneijder goes down under a challenge from Almiron.
40' Chivu's left-wing cross spins off Pulzetti and goes out for a corner. Sneijder's inswinging cross is punched away by Gillet.
37' Barreto wins the ball off Cordoba and plays wide to Alavarez. The Honduran crosses into the box and Ivan Ramiro blocks before clearing.
32' Early substitution for Inter. Ivan Ramiro Cordoba replaces Walter Samuel, who has hurt his knee.
30' Brilliant move by the Nerazzurri. Stankovic cuts out Alvarez's cross for Barreto and sets up a counter-attack. Eto'o roars down the left and crosses low to Maicon, who shoots wide.
30' Samuel Eto'o's workrate in these first thirty minutes has been incredible. It hasn't gone unnoticed by the Inter faithful, who chant his name. Samu responds with a gesture of thanks.
27' GOALLLLL!!!!!! DIEGO MILITO IS BACK!!!!! Eto'o makes a darting diagonal run into the box from the left and shakes off Pulzetti before crossing to the Prince, who heads home with Gillet completely stranded. INTER 1-0 BARI.
25' Pandev gets into the box and scythes wide after collecting Milito's low pass.
23' Midway through the first half and it's all Inter since that early scare in the opening minute.
21' Sneijder serves Cambiasso, who leaves his opponent for dead before passing to Milito. Diego rifles his shot narrowly over the bar after
18' Stankovic for protesting after Almiron's two-footed challenge on Eto'o.
17' Eto'o crosses low to Milito in the six-yard box, but the Prince can't find the winning touch. Nice approach play by Wesley.
15' Milito is blatantly pulled to the ground by Rossi. No free kick given.
12' Eto'o gets away from Donati and takes two touches before side-footing wide of Gillet's left-hand upright.
11' Sneijder fires over the bar after a quick one-two with Eto'o.
10' Masiello cuts out Sneijder's ball into the area for Milito as Inter try to take control.
8' Another Inter attack as Milito receives from Pandev and turns quickly before playing into the area for Eto'o. It's too long for the Cameroonian, and Gillet gathers.
5' Eto'o combines with Milito and sees his shot hit Donati.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for live coverage of tonight's Serie A midweeker against Bari.
1' Wesley Sneijder returns to the starting lineup after missing Sunday's win at Palermo. Sitting out tonight's game is captain Javier Zanetti, sidelined for a week with post-traumatic pneumothorax, so Dejan Stankovic, who stepped in for the Dutch playmaker at the Renzo Barbera, drops to holding midfield alongside Esteban Cambiasso. There are no other changes to the team that beat the Rosanero 2-1.
1' Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito. <br>Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 29 Coutinho, 88 Biabiany.
1' Bari defender Andrea Raggi hasn't recovered from the flu in time for tonight's clash and he is replaced by Nico Pulzetti. That's the Galletti's only change from Sunday's 0-0 draw at home to Cagliari.
1' Bari: 1 Gillet; 13 Pulzetti, 5 A.Masiello, 33 Rossi, 21 Parisi; 90 Alvarez, 4 Almiron, 8 Donati, 11 Ghezzal; 10 Barreto, 20 Kutuzov.<br> Subs: 25 Padelli, 6 Rinaldi, 7 Rivas, 9 Castillo, 18 Caputo, 19 Crimi, 91 D'Alessandro.
1' Stankovic leads the Inter team out on to the pitch - he's our captain tonight.
1' Bari kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Bari close in the opening seconds. Barreto passes to Ghezzal who ghosts past Lucio on the left and serves the onrushing Almiron, whose cracking shot hits the post.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Coutinho serves Pandev, but the Macedonian shoots over.
49' Mazzoleni blows for full time. Inter 4-0 Bari.
45' Four minutes of added time.
43' Gillet saves Muntari's effort from distance.
41' GOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!! Diego Milito makes it four. The Prince races on to Stankovic's through ball and blasts an unstoppable shot past Gillet. INTER 4-0 BARI.
37' Good chance for the Galletti. D'Alessandro steals in at the back post and shoots wide after Castillo fails to make headed contact with Parisi's cross.
36' It's taken by Pandev, and cleared by Almiron. The ball arrives at the feet of Dejan Stankovic, who shoots over.
35' Donati blocks Maicon's cross and it's an Inter corner.
34' Coutinho for Sneijder.
33' Almiron fires wide from 25 yards after Cordoba's clearance from D'Alessandro's cross.
27' Parisi fires a fierce shot on target, forcing Julio Cesar into a tipped save.
26' Rivas weaves his way into the box but there's no way past Lucio. Corner.
24' Muntari's first contribution to the game is to block Parisi's long-range shot.
23' Sneijder fouls Masiello about 30 yards from our goal. Free kick.
23' Inter make a change before it can be taken. Samuel Eto'o comes off to a standing ovation. On comes Sulley Muntari.
22' Bari win two quick corners but fail to take advantage.
18' GOALLLLLLL!!!!! Plain sailing at the Meazza as Eto'o sends Gillet the wrong way again. INTER 3-0 BARI.
17' Double substitution by the visitors: Castillo for Ghezzal and D'Alessandro for Alvarez.
17' ANOTHER PENALTY!!!! Rivas trips Lucio in the box and we have a golden chance to go 3-0 up.
15' Eto'o-Sneijder-Cambiasso-Milito. Brilliant crossfield move by the Nerazzurri. The Prince tries to finish it off with a shot into the top corner but he bends his effort high and wide.
11' Milito is flagged offside as he runs on to Sneijder's pass. Close call.
11' Ghezzal wriggles free of Lucio just outside our area and hits a low shot just wide.
10' Sneijder exchanges passes with Cambiasso before dragging a low shot wide of Gillet's right-hand post.
6' Bari make their first change: Rivas for Kutuzov.
5' Man of the moment Eto'o has now scored 7 goals in 6 games this season (make that 11 in 8 if we include his doubles for Cameroon against Poland and Mauritius).
5' GOAL!!!!!!!! Samuel Eto'o sends Gillet the wrong way from the penalty spot. INTER 2-0 BARI.
4' PENALTY TO INTER. Sneijder twists and turns on the left and crosses into the area. Rossi handles and Mazzoleni points straight to the spot.
3' Almiron collects a loose ball in midfield and plays forward to Barreto, who hits it first time on the turn. Julio Cesar saves.
1' Inter get the game restarted.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.65
4 shots on target 3
8 shots off target 3
8 fouls committed 11
5 corners 5
1 offsides 2
55 ball possession 45
Benitez v Bari / Ventura

Rafael Benitez faces Bari and their coach Giampiero Ventura for the first time in his coaching career.

Ventura v Inter

Giampiero Ventura faces Inter for the seventh time in his coaching career after 3 draws and 3 defeats. Inter have scored in all six games for a total of 16 goals.

Inter's 47-game unbeaten home run

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten at home since their 1-0 Champions League defeat to Panathinaikos on 26 November 2008, having won 36 and drawn 11 of their successive 47 games at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
In national competitions (Serie A, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup), Inter haven't lost at home in 51 games, winning 39 and drawing 12 since their 2-1 league defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008.
That loss against Juve was also Inter's last home defeat in Serie A (32 wins and 10 draws from their successive 42 league games).

Inter's second-half form

From 1-1 against Udinese to 2-1 in the second half, and from 0-1 to 2-1 against Palerm, Inter have earned five points in their second-half performances this season - more than any other team after three rounds of the Serie A championship.

Three second-half clean sheets for Inter

Inter have conceded two goals in three Serie A games - both in the first half. Bari have also let in two goals in their opening three games - both in the second half.

One Bari win in last 16 away games

Wednesday's visitors Bari have drawn 5 games and lost 10 on their Serie A travels since their last league win: a 2-0 victory at Lazio on 14 March 2010.

Barreto set for 200th match in Italy

If he plays against Inter on Wednesday, Bari's Paulo Vitor Barreto de Souza will complete a double century of appearances in Italian football. The Brazilian striker, who has also played for Treviso and Udinese, has played 87 games in Serie A, 97 in Serie B, 7 in the Coppa Italia and 8 in European competitions. He made his 'Italian' debut in Verona 0-0 Treviso (Serie B) on 11 September 2003.

No penalties called for or against Bari

Bari are one of three teams yet to have a penalty kick awarded in their favour or given against them in this season's Serie A. The other two are Lecce and Juventus.

wins(20) draws(8) defeats(3)

MILAN - Samuel Eto'o set up one and scored two penalties, while Diego Milito was back to doing what he does best as Inter thrashed Bari to establish a one-point lead at the top of the table.

The Prince opened the scoring from Eto'o's cross in the first half, the Cameroonian added two second-half goals from the spot, and Stankovic assisted Milito for his second and Inter's fourth in the final stages.

It was a miserable night out for the Galletti but Ventura's men could easily have taken an early lead. We were still in the opening minute at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza when Ghezzal ghosted past Lucio and pulled back to Almiron, who crashed his shot against the post.

The opening goal came shortly before the half hour when Eto'o made a blistering run in from the left and shrugged off Pulzetti before crossing for Milito to head past a hapless Gillet.

Eto'o turned provider to scorer right after the break, sending the Bari keeper the wrong way from the spot after Rossi handled Sneijder's cross in the area.

It was the same story twelve minutes later when Eto'o tucked home his second of the night (and his eighth in seven games for Inter this season) after Rivas tripped Lucio.

Milito completed the rout four minutes from time, running through to receive Stankovic's pass and giving vent to his rage with a blistering shot that gave Gillet no chance.

Inter 4-0 Bari (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Milito 27, 86, Eto'o (pen) 50, (pen) 63.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel (2 Cordoba 32), 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder (29 Coutinho 79), 9 Eto'o (11 Muntari 68); 22 Milito.
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 88 Biabiany.

Coach: Rafael Benitez.

Bari: 1 Gillet; 13 Pulzetti, 5 A.Masiello, 33 Rossi, 21 Parisi; 90 Alvarez (91 D'Alessandro 62), 4 Almiron, 8 Donati, 11 Ghezzal (9 Castillo 62); 10 Barreto, 20 Kutuzov (7 Rivas 51).

Subs not used: 25 Padelli, 6 Rinaldi, 18 Caputo, 19 Crimi. 

: Giampiero Ventura.

Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (Bergamo).

Booked: Stankovic 18, Pulzetti 44.

Att.: 61,093

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Gillet
Maicon 13 Pulzetti
Lucio 6 Masiello A.
Samuel 25 Rossi
Chivu 26 Parisi
Stankovic 5 Alvarez
Cambiasso 19 Almiron
Pandev 27 Donati
Sneijder 10 Ghezzal
Eto'o 9 Barreto
Milito 22 Kutuzov


Castellazzi 12 Padelli
Cordoba 2 Rinaldi
Muntari 11 Rivas
Mariga 17 Castillo
Materazzi 23 Caputo
Coutinho 29 Crimi
Biabiany 88 D'Alessandro