Final score

2 November 2010 20:45

44' (2nd half) Pavlyuchenko
16' (2nd half) Crouch
18' Van der Vaart
35' (2nd half) Eto'o
referee Viktor Kassai / linesmen G.Ring, T.Vamos / 4th man F.Bede / assistants M.Fabian, T.Bognar
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Minutes Text commentary
45' 45+1 The referee blows for half-time.
44' Chivu makes a save on Lennon
44' 1 minute of recovery time
43' Sneijder's curling free kick is on target, but Cudicini makes a miraculous tipped save to keep Spurs in front
42' Modric commits a foul after challenging Eto'o
41' Huddlestone's shot is over the crossbar
39' Hutton is yellow carded for a foul on Eto'o
37' Sneijder has a shot blocked
36' Rafael Van der Vaart shoots direct from the free kick
35' Samuel commits a foul after challenging Huddlestone, Inter's defender is banned by the referee
34' Muntari's shot is over the crossbar
30' Lucio's shot is wide, but he finds a corner for Inter
29' Cudicini makes a save on Biabiany
28' Zanetti's shot is over the crossbar
25' Crouch's shot is wide
24' Sneijder has an effort on goal.
18' Sneijder has a shot blocked by Cudicini
18' Rafael Van der Vaart finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Inter.
15' Lucio stops Bale in corner
15' Van der vaart delivers the corner, Maicon makes a clearance.
14' Eto'o has an effort on goal.
12' Castellazzi makes a save on Bale's shot
11' Assou-ekotto makes a save on Maicon
9' Modric shot is blocked from Castellazzi
8' Crouch header is cleaned by Zanetti
7' Eto'o's shot is wide
5' Second corner for Tottenham
4' Sneijder has an attempt on goal.
2' Benoit Assou-Ekotto deliver a cross; save in corner Sulley Muntari.
2' Van der vaart's corner is cleared by the Inter defence
1' Good evening and welcome to White Hart Lane for live coverage of our UEFA Champions League Matchday 4 clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
1' Tottenham Hotspur: 23 Cudicini; 2 Hutton, 4 Kaboul, 13 Gallas, 32 Assou-Ekotto; 7 Lennon, 6 Huddlestone, 14 Modric, 3 Bale; 11 Van Der Vaart; 15 Crouch. Subs: 37 Pletikosa, 8 Jenas, 9 Pavlyuchenko, 10 Keane, 12 Palacios, 19 Bassong, 21 Kranjcar.
1' Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 11 Muntari; 88 Biabiany, 10 Sneijder, 27 Pandev; 9 Eto'o. Subs: 21 Orlandoni, 2 Cordoba, 22 Milito, 23 Materazzi, 29 Coutinho, 39 Santon, 40 Nwankwo.
1' Tottenham Hotspur kick off
Minutes Text commentary
48' Full time. Tottenham beat Inter 3-1
47' Modric is shown a yellow card
45' Milito's shot is on the bar
45' 3 minutes of recovery time
44' Goal number three for Spurs. Bale makes another strong run down the left and crosses for Pavlyuchenko to slot home. TOTTENHAM 3-1 INTER
41' Lucio is shown a yellow card
40' Palacios take the field for Lennon
36' Eto'o has an effort on goal
35' Samuel Eto'o pulls one back with a crisp low shot that gives Cudicini no chance. TOTTENHAM 2-1 INTER.
31' Crouch out for Pavlyuchenko
27' Jenas is shown a yelow card
26' Diego Milito on for Goran Pandev
26' Milito has an effort on goal
25' Eto'o has a shot saved by Cudicini
19' Jonathan Biabiany leaves the field to be replaced by Phillippe Coutinho
18' Biabiany shot is saved by Cudicini
16' Bale takes on Nwankwo down the left and swings in a cross for Peter Crouch to slot home from close range. TOTTENHAM 2-0 INTER
12' Lennon cross from the right Gallas shot is wide
10' Castellazzi makes a save on Crouch's header
8' Nwankwo takes the field, out Muntari
7' Bale's shot is wide. 
6' Chivu commits a foul after challenging Hutton and he's shown a yellow card
4' Maicon's shot is over the bar
1' Jenas replace Van der vaart for Tottenham
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Average rating 4.53
6 shots on target 7
6 shots off target 8
10 fouls committed 5
6 corners 4
2 offsides 1
28:42 ball possession 28:45
Tottenham v Inter

The Nerazzurri's 4-3 win at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in UCL Matchday 3 is the only previous meeting between the two teams.

Tottenham v Italy

Spurs take on an Italian team in a classic European competition for the fifth time in their history after a win, a draw and 2 defeats. They have conceded in every game, for a total of 8 goals let in. Tottenham host an Italian side for the second time after a 2-1 victory over AC Milan in the 1971/72 UEFA Cup. Added to these games are two Anglo-Italian Cup wins over Torino (2-0 in London, 1-0 in Turin).

Only one draw for Inter in 15 trips to England

Inter face an English club for the 31st time in classic European competitions after 12 wins, 6 draws and 13 defeats. The Nerazzurri play on English soil for the 16th time after 4 wins, 1 draw (0-0 against Everton in the 1963/64 European Cup) and 10 defeats. Added to these games are four Anglo-Italian cup ties: 1 win, 2 draws and 1 defeat.

Spurs goalless in only one of last 10 Euro games...

Tottenham Hotspur have failed to score in just one of their last 10 European games: on 19 February 2009 when they were beaten 2-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk. The Londoners have scored 23 goals in the other 9 games.

...and in only one of last 20 at White Hart Lane

Spurs have scored in 19 of their last 20 European matches at home for a total of 48 goals. That only goalless game at White Hart Lane was a 1-0 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on 6 March 2008.

Tottenham on target in all 6 European Cup/UCL home games

Spurs have netted in every home match in Europe's elite club competition, scoring 23 goals in their 5 wins and and 1 draw. That's an average of almost 4 goals per game.

Lucky date for Spurs

Tottenham play a European game on 2 November for the third time in their history after wins at Feyenoord (2-0 in 1983/84 UEFA Cup) and at home to Bruges (3-1 in 2006/07 UEFA Cup). Inter's only 2 November fixture in Europe was a 5-1 thrashing of Groningen on a neutral ground in Bari in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup.

Nerazzurri unbeaten in last 11 European fixtures

Inter have lost just one of their last 11 matches in Europe: a 1-0 defeat at Barcelona on 28 April 2010. In the other ten games, Inter have notched 9 wins and 1 draw.

Inter: two consecutive clean sheets away from home

The Nerazzurri haven't conceded a single goal away from home since Vucinic's 90th-minute effort in the 1-0 defeat at Roma on 25 September 2010. Inter have since played away to Cagliari and Genoa, winning both games 1-0.

The ref: Viktor Kassai

Hungarian Viktor Kassai, born in Tatabanya on 10 September 1975, has been appointed to oversee Tuesday evening's UEFA Champions League Group A Matchday 4 tie at White Hart Lane in London (kick-off 19:45GMT).
Kassai, who referees the European champions for the first time, will be assisted by linesmen Gyorgy Ring and Tibor Vamos, fourth official Ferenc Bede, and additional assistant referees Mihaly Fabian and Tamas Bognar. The UEFA delegate is Greek official Patrick Comninos, while the referee observer is Oguz Sarvan of Turkey.
Kassai, a FIFA referee since 2003, was selected to officiate in the 2007 Under-20 World Cup in Canada, where he took charge of the group stage matches Brazil v South Korea and Argentina v North Korea. A fourth official at Euro 2008, he refereed Argentina v Australia in the group stages of the Beijing Olympics football tournament and also refereed the final between Nigeria and Argentina.
In October 2009 he was appointed to oversee the first leg of the 2010 World Cup playoff between New Zealand and Bahrain. He refereed at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where he took charge of four games: Brazil v North Korea, Mexico v Uruguay, the last sixteen clash between USA and Ghana, and the semi-final between Germany and Spain.
A UEFA Elite referee, Kassai recently refereed Valencia-Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League and the return leg of the qualifying tie between Werder Bremen and Sampdoria.

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

LONDON - Van der Vaart, Crouch and Pavlyuchenko scored as Tottenham Hotspur beat injury-hit Inter 3-1 at White Hart Lane to join the European champions on top of Group A.
Samuel Eto'o netted ten minutes from time for his seventh goal in this season's Champions League.
Played in by Modric, van der Vaart opened the scoring with a crisp shot on 18 minutes. Inter could have brought the teams on level terms at the break, only for Cudicini to produce a wonder save from the Dutchman's curling free kick.
Spurs doubled their lead on 61 minutes when Bale stormed down the left and swung in a cross for Crouch to slot in from close range.
Eto'o reduced the arrears with a clinical finish from Sneijder's assist on 80 minutes, but Pavlyuchenko made extra sure of the points a minute from time, tapping in Bale's cross at the far post.


Scorers: 18' Van der Vaart, 16' st Crouch, 35' st Eto'o, 44' st Pavlyuchenko.



Tottenham: 23 Cudicini; 2 Hutton, 4 Kaboul, 13 Gallas, 32 Assou-Ekotto; 7 Lennon (40' st 12 Palacios), 6 Huddlestone, 14 Modric, 3 Bale; 11 Van Der Vaart (1' st 8 Jenas); 15 Crouch (31' st 9 Pavlyuchenko).

Subs not used: 37 Pletikosa, 10 Keane, 19 Bassong, 21 Kranicar.

Coach: Harry Redknapp.


Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 11 Muntari (8' st 40 Nwankwo); 88 Biabiany (19' st 29 Coutinho), 10 Sneijder, 27 Pandev (26' st 22 Milito); 9 Eto'o.

Subs not used: 21 Orlandoni, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 39 Santon.

Coach: Rafael Benitez.


Referee: Viktor Kassai (Ung).


Banned: 36' Samuel, 39' Hutton, 6' st Chivu, 27' st Jenas, 41' st Lucio, 47' st Modric.

Recovery time: 1'-3'

starting lineups

Cudicini 12 Castellazzi
Hutton 13 Maicon
Bale 6 Lucio
Kaboul 25 Samuel
Huddlestone 26 Chivu
Lennon 4 Zanetti
Van der Vaart 11 Muntari
Gallas 88 Biabiany
Modric 10 Sneijder
Crouch 27 Pandev
Assou-Ekotto 9 Eto'o


Pletikosa 21 Orlandoni
Jenas 2 Cordoba
Pavlyuchenko 23 Materazzi
Keane 29 Coutinho
Palacios 39 Santon
Bassong 40 Nwankwo
Kranjcar 22 Milito