Final score

30 January 2011 15:00

31' (2nd half) Eto'o (P)
28' (2nd half) Pazzini
12' (2nd half) Pazzini
3 - 2
35' Nocerino
5' Miccoli
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Grilli, Rosi / Fourth official: Gava
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46' The first half of Inter v Palermo ends 0-2. Goals for Miccoli (5) and Nocerino (35)
46' PASTORE HITS THE POST. The Argentine shoots from a difficult position after a move that involved Miccoli and Nocerino
45' One minute of injury time awarded
40' Thiago Motta's left footed effort is blocked by Sirigu without holding onto the ball, Eto'o lunges onto the ball but the linesman flags for offside
39' Balzaretti deflects Cambiasso's cross: Ranocchia's header is then deflected by Cassani, but the referee doesn't give the corner
35' GOAL PALERMO. After a great save from Julio Cesar, Nocerino lunges onto the follow up and, after withstanding a challenge form Maicon, he beats the goalkeeper for the 2-0
32' Yellow card for Bacinovic
31' Palermo gets up near Julio Cesar. Pastor shoots with his right from distance, but his effort goes wide the the goalkeeper's right
30' Santon's for Coutinho, who tries to shoot from distance with his right, the ball goes only just wide
29' Zanetti's through ball is met by Coutinho in the middle of the box, Munoz's challenge is decisive to stop the Brazilian
26' Good ball from Coutinho to Cambiasso, he is however anticipated by the Rosanero's defence
25' Maicon serves Thiago Motta, who dummies and then shoots, his effort goes just over the crossbar
22' Header towards the centre of the target by Lucio, Sirigu blocks the ball
18' Pastore's obstruction stops Lucio from getting into the box; the Brazilian defender doesn't recall the referee's attention
18' Maicon's cross is met by Cambiasso's header, but his effort is just over the bar
16' Corner for Inter, Cambiasso takes it and Motta gets his head to it: Sirigu block the effort comfortably
12' Eto'o gets forward and manages to cross for Milito; the Argentine is just slightly late and doesn't get the touch to send the ball towards the goal
9' Free kick for Palermo: Miccoli takes it, a lot of confusion in the box until Ranocchia sends the ball out for a corner
8' Maicon with the crsoo, Lucio's header is just over the bar
8' Free kick for Inter after Balzaretti fouled Zanetti
5' GOAL FOR PALERMO. Low cross into the box from Cassani, which is collected by Miccoli who perfectly slots the ball behind Julio Cesar
4' Maicon's cross makes it's way across the whole box without anyone getting a touch and ends to the side of Sirigu's goal
3' Maicon wins a double challenge on the wing and gets the ball into the box for Milito, the striker can't find the timing to get the shot off
1' WELCOME TO THE STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA FOR INTER v PALERMO, the week 22 game of the Serie A 2010/11. The new signings Pazzini and Kharja start from the bench; Inter will take on Delio Rossi's side with Milito and Eto'o playing in front with Coutinho behind them.
1' Inter kick off the game
1' No surprises from Delio Rossi's side with Ilicic and Pastore behind Miccoli
1' This is the first time this season Inter play at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza at 15:00 on a Sunday. A special day for Esteban Cambiasso who celebrates his 200th appearance in the Serie A. His first game, always with the Inter jersey, came on 11 September 2004: Chievo Verona v Inter 2-2
1' Returning from injury, Julio Cesar starts in goal, whilst Luca Castellazzi doesn't even make the bench due to a problem with his little finger on his right hand
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47' INTER v PALERMO ENDS 3-2. Incredible comeback for Inter who score twice with Pazzini and then with Eto'o. Inter now reach 38 points in the league
45' Rizzoli awards two minutes of injury time
45' Yellow card for Kahrja
43' Pastore crosses into the box for Balzaretti: first Maicon's touch, then Julio Cesar miraculously save Inter
39' Balzaretti is anticipated by Maicon, corner for Palermo. Julio Cesar block the ball
35' Final substitution for Inter: Cambiasso off, Joel Obi on
31' Yellow card for Eto'o after he took his jersey off in celebration
31' ETO'O SCORES THE PENALTY FOR THE 3-2. After two Pazzini goals it is the Cameroonian who scores. Great comeback for Inter
30' Pazzini wins a penalty after being held by Munoz
28' SECOND GOAL FOR PAZZINI, Maicon with the ball, and then the Nerazzurri striker anticipates the Rosanero defence and with his head he beats Sirigu on the near post
28' Free kick for Inter after Bacinovic fouled Lucio
25' INTER VERY CLOSE TO A SECOND GOAL. Back heel by Pazzini from inside the box, Maicon crosses for Eto'o but Sirigu gets to the ball first and punches it away
23' Great chance for Milito after receiving the ball from Cambiasso. The Prince only just missed the moment to shoot
18' SAVE BY JULIO CESAR. The Nerazzurri defender keeps Inter's hopes alive by stopping Pastore's penalty
18' Yellow card for Thiago Motta after his fould on Kasami
18' Penalty for Palermo after Thiago Motta fouled Kasami in the box
16' First substitution for Palermo: Miccoli off, Kasami on
15' Ranocchia sent shivers down the entire stadium as his back pass from the edge of the box went just wide to Julio Cesar's right
12' GOAL FOR INTER: FIRST INTER GOAL FOR PAZZINI. Great control after receiving the ball from a cross, Pazzini lost Migliaccio's marking and beat Sirigu
10' Yellow card for Sirigu after the goalkeeper claimed the ball had not crossed the line
9' Thiago Motta's effort is deflected out for a corner. Ont he developemnts of a corner, Inter appeal for a penalty after a Palermo defender touched the ball with his arm, but Rizzoli considered it involountary
6' Eto'o on the ball, but Sirigu was alert and deflected the Nerazzurri striker's effort out for a corner
6' Clear foul by Munoz on Pazzini on the edge of the box
5' Corner for Palermo after a misunderstanding between Thiago Motta and Ranocchia, Lucio cleared the box
3' First interaction between the two new Nerazzurri. Through ball from Kahrja for Pazzini, but once again Munoz blocked the move
1' Second half kicks off with two important changes: both new signings, Pazzini and Kahrja, are sent on
1' Pazzini's debut is once again against Palermo: in 2009 he played his first game for Sampdoria against the Rosanero, today at his first with Inter he face the same opponent
1' Substitution for Inter: Santon off, Kahrja on
1' Substitution for Inter: Coutinho off, Pazzini on
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.36
10 shots on target 7
14 shots off target 4
10 fouls committed 1
12 corners 5
3 offsides 2
0% ball possession 40%
No joy for Leonardo against Rossi

Leonardo has lost both his previous match-ups against Delio Rossi as a coach - the two Serie A 2009/10 fixtures between AC Milan and Palermo.

Leonardo v Palermo

Leonardo's only two head-to-heads with Palermo are the same as those between him and Rossi: as AC Milan coach he lost home and away in Serie A 2009/10.

One win in 21 for Rossi against Inter

This is the 22nd time Delio Rossi has faced Inter as a coach in a competitive game, with only one win to date: Lecce 2-1 Inter in Serie A on 2 May 2004. In the other 20 games he has drawn 5 and lost 15. The Stadio Meazza has been a particularly unsuccessful hunting ground for Rossi: 1 draw and 9 defeats in 10 attempts.

Inter: two more for a ton against Palermo

Inter need two more goals to make it 100 in all competitive fixtures against Palermo. The first of the Nerazzurri's 98 against the Sicilian side came on 8 January 1933 in Ambrosiana 5-1 Palermo, when Pietro Serantoni scored from the spot in the ninth minute.

Cambiasso to make it 200 Serie A appearances

Should he play today, Esteban Matìas Cambiasso will celebrate his 200th match in Serie A. The first of his 199 appearances - all of which have come with Inter - dates back to 11 September 2004, in ChievoVerona 2-2 Inter.

One home defeat for Inter in last 60

Inter have lost just one of their last 60 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 59 games in that period is 45 wins (including all 6 of the last 6) and 14 draws.

Eto'o's sharpshooting against Sirigu

Palermo and their goalkeeper Sirigu have been Samuel Eto'o's favourite targets since he arrived in Italy: 4 of his 40 strikes have come against Palermo with Sirigu in goal. Likewise, Inter and Eto'o have been Salvatore Sirigu's worst nightmare: of the 126 goals he has conceded in his career, 8 of them have been scored by Inter.

Two-tone fair play: black and blue, pink and black

Inter and Palermo are two of three teams in the Serie A 2010/11 season - along with Cagliari - who are yet to have had a player sent off. The last player to be given their marching orders in a league tie for Inter was Muntari on 12 March. Since then they have played 30 league games. Palermo are also one of two teams in Serie A 2010/11, along with ChievoVerona, to have had the most players sent off against them - five to date.

Four-hour shut-out for Palermo's defence

Palermo haven't conceded a single goal in competitive fixtures since 16 January, when they let in three away to Cagliari (3-1). Biondini scored the Sardinians' third goal in that game after 55 minutes. Since then, in the remaining 35 minutes of that match plus the home games against Brescia (1-0, Serie A) and Parma (0-0 after extra time, 5-4 to the Sicilians on penalties in the Coppa Italia), Palermo's defence has remained unbreached for 245 minutes.

No penalties for Palermo in 2010/11

Palermo are the only team yet to have been awarded a penalty in Serie A 2010/11. Their last spot-kick was converted by Cavani on 16 May in Atalanta 1-2 Palermo. Since then they have played 21 Serie A games.

Goals throughout the Palermo team

Palermo are one of 6 teams in Serie A 2010/10 to have scored through 10 different players (the others are Bari, Juventus, Milan, Roma and Udinese). The 10 Rosaneri players to have hit the net so far are Bacinovic, Balzaretti, Bovo, Ilicic, Maccarone, Migliaccio, Miccoli, Nocerino, Pastore and Pinilla.

wins(20) draws(9) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Sirigu
Maicon 13 Cassani
Lucio 6 Munoz
Ranocchia 15 Bovo
Santon 39 Balzaretti
Zanetti 4 Migliaccio
Cambiasso 19 Bacinovic
Motta 8 Nocerino
Coutinho 29 Ilicic
Milito 22 Pastore
Eto'o 9 Miccoli


Orlandoni 21 Benussi
Pazzini 7 Kasami
Kharja 14 Liverani
Obi 20 Nappello
Materazzi 23 Darmian
Pandev 27 Andelkovic
Natalino 57 Kurtic