Final score

23 February 2011 20:45

0 - 1
Bayern Munich
45' (2nd half) Gomez
referee Viktor Kassai / linesmen G. Eros, G. Ring / 4th man S. Ando-Szaabo / assistants M. Fabian, T. Bognar
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Minutes Text commentary
46' After a minute's added time, the first half ends 0-0 between Inter and Bayern Munich
46' Maicon wins the ball in midfield, brings it forward, plays a one-two and hits an angled drive just wide of the near post
45' The referee Kassai awards one minute of stoppage time
45' Sneijder lines up a shot from outside the box but he scuffs his effort wide
44' Breno puts Maicon's cross behind for a corner
42' Ranocchia thwarts Robben
39' Ribery plays a through-ball for Muller, Julio Cesar collects
38' Bayern Munich make a change: Pranjic is replaced by Breno
37' Maicon runs at the Bayern defence and feeds Eto'o on the edge of the box; a challenge comes in and he loses possession
33' Lucio wins a high ball from Maicon, he lays off for Eto'o, who controls the ball and makes himself space for the shot, only to see Kraft get down low to palm away
32' Stankovic collects a pass in the area in a dangerous position but can't quite control the ball and the chance runs away
30' Robben gets away from two players on the right but knocks the ball too far ahead of himself and it goes behind
29' Sneijder plays a one-two with Eto'o, whose dinked ball over the defence is too far ahead of the Dutchman
28' Lahm puts in a low cross from the right, Gomez manages to hit his shot vertically. Miles over
25' Chivu beats Gomez to the ball
24' Robben crosses and Ribery's header hits the bar
22' Luiz Gustavo pops a shot from 25 yards: the ball is deflected off Motta's head and goes over
22' Eto'o shakes off a defender on the right of the box and feeds Cambiasso, who shoots from close range. The keeper gets his body in the way
21' Zanetti booked
20' Eto'o works his way through two defenders and is felled by Tymoshchuk in the box. The Nerazzurri protest but the ref is having none of it
20' Luiz Gustavo strikes a sweet shot from distance; it whizzes just wide of Julio Cesar's upright
18' Maicon's deep lobbed cross is heading for Stankovic's head until Kraft scoops it away
15' Lucio blocks Pranjic
14' Stankovic shoots right-footed, wide
13' Tymoshchuk prevents Eto'o from collecting Chivu's pass
12' Bayern pressure: they play the ball around the edge of the Inter area before Ribery's shot is blocked by Lucio, then Ranocchia shields the ball from Muller to earn a goalkick
8' Zanetti shuts out Ribery
5' Robben looks to get on the end of a long ball; it has too much pace on it and runs behind for a goal kick
4' Eto'o chases a long ball forward but the flag is up for offside
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. We're all set for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Inter and Bayern Munich
1' Inter have an early freekick: Sneijder plays it into the box, Ranocchia clips a right-footed effort just wide
1' Bayern Munich take the kick-off
1' Leonardo names the fit-again Lucio alongside Ranocchia at the heart of the Inter defence, in front of Julio Cesar's goal; Chivu also returns to the side and slots in at left-back, with Maicon on the other flank. Zanetti, Motta and Cambiasso form a three-man midfield with Sneijder and Stankovic playing further forward off Eto'o
Minutes Text commentary
47' The final whistle goes and the first leg between Inter and Bayern Munich ends 0-1
45' Two minutes of stoppage time will be played
45' GOAL FOR BAYERN. Robben shoots left-footed, Julio Cesar saves but can't hold onto the ball and Gomez swoops to poke home
42' Eto'o fires a powerful effort through a crowd, it takes a deflection and bounces just wide
42' Lots of pushing and shoving going on in the Bayern box before an Inter corner: Gustavo and Thiago Motta both go into the book
40' From Sneijder's corner, Thiago Motta plants a firm header goalwards but straight at the keeper
39' Inter freekick. Sneijder takes and it's deflected just over the bar
38' Eto'o tries to sprint past Lahm on the left, the German making a risky but well-timed tackle on the Cameroonian
35' Kharja gets down the right wing and hits a low angled shot at goal, the keeper parries but there's no one on hand to take advantage
29' Julio Cesar comes out to beat Gomez to the ball
29' Kharja is the man to replace Ranocchia
28' Ranocchia is stretchered off the field
27' Muller plays Gomez in with a through-ball but play is held up for offside. Good call
25' Luiz Gustavo tries another 25-yarder: Julio Cesar stretches to make the save
22' Lucio gets the better of Ribery
20' Gomez is played in behind the defence, Julio Cesar comes out and blocks the striker's touch
18' Schweinsteiger powers a long-range shot; it's central and Julio Cesar picks up
16' Chivu's cross from the left finds Stankovic, who looks to play in Eto'o; Breno cuts out
13' Robben looks dangerous again as he skips along the edge of the box before rifling over the bar
12' Maicon crosses, Eto'o chests the ball, controls it on his thigh and then thumps a half-volley at goal; the keeper parries and Cambiasso pounces on the rebound but can only fire over
11' Sneijder is shown a yellow
9' Julio Cesar collects the ball from Lahm's cross
8' Robben makes a run into the box and finds space for the shot from the right, the ball coming off the outside of the post
6' From Robben's ball, Lahm hits a right-footed shot. Maicon puts behind for a corner
5' Ranocchia loses the ball but makes up for it with a superb sliding challenge on Gomez
2' Robben curls a cross in and Muller flicks a header just wide
1' The second half gets underway. No half-time substitutions
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.9
5 shots on target 3
6 shots off target 8
10 fouls committed 17
8 corners 6
2 offsides 2
45% ball possession 55%
First match-up between Leo and Van Gaal

This is the first time Leonardo and Van Gaal have faced each other as coaches.

Inter vs Bayern Munich

This is the sixth competitive match played between these two sides, who are perfectly matched: 2 wins for Inter (both 2-0), 1 draw and 2 German wins (both in Milan). Their previous encounters came in the 2006/07 Champions League group stages, the 1988/89 UEFA Cup last sixteen, and of course the 2009/10 Champions League final, which saw Inter triumph 2-0 on neutral turf in Madrid on 22 May.

Bayern's overall negative record against Italian teams

Bayern Munich have faced Italian opposition 35 times in competitive matches (including games against Inter). So far there have been 11 wins for the German side, 7 draws and 17 Italian wins (including the 2009/10 Champions League final). This the 18th time Bayern have been welcomed on Italian soil; their record is 4 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats. The Bavarians have scored in each of their last 8 visits to an Italian ground - 15 goals in total. The last time they failed to hit the net in a game played in Italy was on 19 October 2004: Juventus 1-0 Bayern Munich.

Inter vs Germany: Nerazzurri ahead

Inter have played a total of 40 games against German opposition (Bayern included). Their results to date are: 20 wins (including the 2009/10 Champions League final), 8 draws and 12 defeats. This is the 21st time Inter have hosted a German team (Bayern included) in a competitive fixture, with 14 wins, 1 draw and 5 defeats.

One defeat in 13 home games for Inter in Europe

Inter have lost just one of their last 13 European games played at the Stadio San Siro: that came on 26 November 2008 when Panathinaikos edged a 0-1 Champions League win. The Nerazzurri's record in the other 12 games in that period is 8 wins (including all 7 of the last 7) and 4 draws. Inter have now strung together 7 wins on the bounce at home in Europe; the last team to leave the San Siro undefeated was Dynamo Kyiv on 20 October 2009 (2-2).

Eto'o closing in on Adriano's record

Samuel Eto'o made it 7 this season in the Champions League with the goal he scored in Tottenham 3-1 Inter. The Nerazzurri striker is now 3 goals away from Adriano's European Cup/Champions League record: the Brazilian hit the net 10 times in 2004/05.

One defeat for Inter in 63 home games

Inter have lost just one of their last 63 competitive matches played at the Stadio San Siro: the Serie A match against AC Milan on 14 November 2010 (0-1). The Nerazzurri's record in the other 62 games in that period is 48 wins (including all 9 of the last 9) and 14 draws.

All or nothing for the Germans in their last 17 European fixtures

The last time Bayern Munich drew a game in European competition was on 30 September 2009, when they played out a 0-0 home draw against Juventus in the Champions League. Since then the German outfit have won 11 matches and lost 6.

Only one blank drawn by Bayern in last 15 European games - in the final against Inter

On only one occasion have Bayern Munich failed to score in their last 15 European matches, and that was in the 2009/10 Champions League final, when they were beaten 0-2 by Inter. In the other 14 games Bayern have scored 33 goals.

wins(0) draws(0) defeats(2)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Kraft
Maicon 13 Lahm
Lucio 6 Tymoshchuk
Ranocchia 15 Badstuber
Chivu 26 Pranjic
Zanetti 4 Gustavo
Motta 8 Schweinsteiger
Cambiasso 19 Robben
Stankovic 5 Muller
Sneijder 10 Ribery
Eto'o 9 Gomez


Castellazzi 12 Butt
Kharja 14 Breno
Mariga 17 Van Buyten
Materazzi 23 Ottl
Nagatomo 55 Altintop
Pandev 27 Kroos
Coutinho 29 Klose