Final score

11 March 2011 20:45

39' (2nd half) Caracciolo
1 - 1
18' Eto'o
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Bianchi, Iannello / Fourth official: Pierpaoli
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Minute Text commentary
46' After a minute's added time, the first half between Brescia and Inter ends with the Nerazzurri 0-1 up
45' Julio Cesar beats Caracciolo to the ball
45' The ref signals one minute of injury time
44' Diamanti strikes left-footed. Just wide
43' Yellow card for Caracciolo
42' Zebina intervenes just as Pandev looked to be through on goal
39' Zebina goes into the book
38' Zambelli crosses from the right, Kone' picks up in the box and tries to hit on the turn: over
35' Caracciolo tries a chipped shot from the right; it goes just over the bar
30' Maicon plays a long ball looking for Pazzini. Arcari comes out to claim
28' Sneijder strikes a powerful shot; Arcari manages to save
27' Daprela' succeeds in getting his name in Rocchi's book within 2 minutes
25' Change for Brescia: Berardi comes off and is replaced by Daprela'
22' Diamanti plays a long ball for Caracciolo, but Lucio is quicker to it
20' Pandev makes space for himself on the edge of the box and shoots - it's weak though and Arcari dives to make the save
18' INTER GO 1-0 UP! Eto'o is the scorer. Sneijder's corner is headed goalwards by Ranocchia, where the Cameroonian is on hand to poke past the keeper from 2 yards out. He runs over to hug Nagatomo in his celebrations
18' Zoboli slides in to take the ball off Pandev
15' Ranocchia beats Kone' to the ball
13' Nagatomo skips past Zambelli on the left and goes for goal with his right; it takes a deflection off Zebina and Arcari puts behind
10' Sneijder's shot from the edge of the box goes wide
9' Diamanti looks to catch Julio Cesar off guard with a long-range effort. Wide
9' Caracciolo nods goalwards. Julio Cesar saves
7' Zebina receives the ball and tries to find space for the shot, but Pazzini knocks behind for a corner
5' Hetemaj connects with a volley: too high
2' Diamanti makes his presence felt early as he goes in hard on Eto'o. Sneijder's freekick hits the wall
1' Welcome to the Stadio Rigamonti in Brescia where we're all set for Brescia v Inter in Week 29 of Serie A 2010/11
1' The Nerazzurri get the game started
1' Before kick-off, the Italian national anthem is played with the teams and match officials lined up on the pitch, as this weekend sees Serie A celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification (17th March)
1' Both sides are wearing armbands tonight as a gesture of solidarity towards the Japanese people struck by the earthquake tragedy
1' Leonardo fields Lucio and Ranocchia in the centre in front of Julio Cesar, with Maicon and Nagatomo as full-backs; the two holding midfielders are Zanetti and Stankovic; attacking trio Pandev-Sneijder-Eto'o play behind Pazzini
Minute Text commentary
50' The game between Brescia and Inter ends 1-1
50' It's his second so the big striker is given his marching orders
50' Caracciolo is shown a yellow for a tug on Sneijder
48' Kharja opts not to volley from a good position inside the box. The chance slips away from him and he goes down after contact with Lanzafame
47' Diamanti shoots from way out, Julio Cesar is on it
45' Four minutes of added time are awarded
45' JULIO CESAR SAVES! The Brazilian dives to his right and palms away Caracciolo's spot-kick
44' Cordoba is sent off for some shoulder-to-shoulder contact with Eder in the box. Penalty...
43' Hetemaj is booked
42' Kone's volley goes wide
39' GOAL FOR BRESCIA. From the resulting corner, Caracciolo heads home to equalise: 1-1
39' Ranocchia almost scores an own goal as he slides in to block Diamanti's cross
38' Brescia make their final change: Vass goes off, Lanzafame comes on
35' Pandev is frustrated by Arcari once more: the Macedonian finds himself with space for a shot inside the box but the keeper closes the angle and blocks the shot
33' Inter substitution: Nagatomo makes way for Materazzi
32' Brescia want a penalty for a handball by Nagatomo, from Kone's cross, but his arm was close to his body
32' Eto'o has a shot from inside the box at the end of a team move but he is blown for offside
27' A long-range freekick for Sneijder: over
26' The ball runs to Sneijder on the edge of the box: he fires a powerful low shot goalwards but Arcari makes another important save
25' Pazzini is replaced by Kharja
23' Pandev runs at the Brescia defence and tries to slip the ball through for Pazzini but Zebina gets in the way
20' Inter make a substitution: Cordoba comes on for Lucio
19' Nagatomo is unsuccessful with a right-footed curler
18' Crucial intervention by Arcari: he rushes out to deny Pandev, who was put through by Pazzini
18' Julio Cesar saves from Caracciolo
17' A long ball over the top is controlled masterfully by Pazzini but he's unable to hit the target with his shot
16' Brescia substitution: Zambelli is replaced by Eder
13' Kone's tries a 30-yarder; the ball flies well over the bar
10' Kone' is shown a yellow
10' CLOSE: Sneijder's long-range curler shot comes back off the post
7' Maicon is booked
6' Eto'o plays a pass into the box but Pandev touches the ball when Sneijder was waiting and the chance runs away
5' Caracciolo works his way towards goal and shoots from close range. Julio Cesar makes a great save at his near post
2' Ranocchia shuts out Caracciolo
1' The second half is underway. No substitutions made at half-time
1' Caracciolo connects with a header. Just over
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.37
8 shots on target 6
10 shots off target 7
19 fouls committed 10
5 corners 5
3 offsides 1
41% ball possession 59%
Leonardo-Iachini:meeting as coaches for the first time; as players Leonardo always won

This will be the first official meeting between Giuseppe Iachini and Leonardo as coaches. As players the came up against each other twice, in the games between Iachini's Venezia and Leonardo, playing for AC Milan. 2-0 to AC Milan at Stadio Sant'Elena in Serie A 1998/99 (when the Brazilian scored the Rossoneri's second goal) and then 3-0 at San Siro in Serie A 1999/00.

Leo v Brescia: this is his first match as coach

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Inter v Iachini: the first match was a draw

This is Iachini's second official match against Inter as a coach. The first was the 1-1 draw in the first part of the Serie A 2010/11 season played at the Stadio Meazza on 6 November last.

Second half positive for Inter; Brescia collapse

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Inter and Brescia are top and bottom of the yellow card league

Brescia are the team in Serie A 2010/11 who have picked up most yellow cards, with 72 in 28 matches. Whereas Inter have had the lowest number with only 44 from 28 games.

Nerazzurri goal cooperative

Inter are one of the five goal cooperatives in Serie A 2010/11 along with Genoa, Lecce, AC Milan, and Roma having 13 different players on the scoresheet: Cambiasso, Chivu, Eto’o, Kharja, Lucio, Milito, Muntari, Nagatomo, Pandev, Pazzini, Sneijder, Stankovic and Thiago Motta.

No draws allowed in the league for Inter and Leonardo

Inter haven't drawn for 17 matches now, putting together a series of 12 wins (4 of which in their last 4 matches) and 5 defeats. Their last draw dates back to 10 November last, 1-1 against Lecce. Leonardo hasn't drawn in the Italian league for 18 matches. He has won 13 times and lost 5. His last draw was AC Milan 2-2 Catania, in April 2010.

Filippini 1 match away from this 300th match in Serie A: from Inter v Brescia to Brescia v Inter

If Antonio Filippini plays today he will be celebrating 300 appearances in Serie A. The first of his 299 games, which he played for Brescia, Lazio, Treviso and Livorno, goes back to 31 August 1997: Inter 2-1 Brescia.

Iachini is one draw away from his 100th as a professional coach

Giuseppe Iachini is 1 draw short of 100, in his professional career as a coach. The first of these draws, which he collected at the helm of Venezia, Cesena, Vicenza, Piacenza, Chievo Verona and Brescia, came on 21 August 2002 in Cesena 1-1 Rimini in Coppa Italia, Serie C. The draws are thus divided: 10 in Serie A, 72 in Serie B, 11 in Serie C-1, 2 in Coppa Italia in C, and 2 in other tournaments. Completing the tally of his 338 official appearances on the bench, he has marked up 134 wins and 105 defeats.

wins(13) draws(14) defeats(5)

BRESCIA – The spoils were shared in this evening's Serie A 2010/11 Week 29 fixture between Brescia and Inter, which finished 1-1.

There were mixed emotions before kick-off, as the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification were contrasted by the black armbands worn by both sides in a gesture of solidarity towards the Japanese people caught up in the aftermath of today's tragedy in Japan. And there were plenty of emotions during the game too: after giving Inter the lead in the 18th minute, Eto'o ran over to his team-mate Nagatomo to dedicate the goal to him and his homeland; Sneijder struck the post; Arcari repeatedly denied Inter (Pandev in particular); and in a grand finale Julio Cesar saved a 90th minute penalty from Caracciolo, minutes after the striker had headed the home side level.

FIRST HALF – Leonardo decided to reward Pandev for his recent performances with a starting berth, meaning Kharja dropped to the bench, and the Macedonian took his place on the right of an attack-minded trio that included Sneijder and Eto'o behind Pazzini, who has never scored against Brescia. The Italian striker was no doubt hoping to impress national coach Cesare Prandelli, whom the TV cameras focused on in the crowd as the national anthem rang around the stadium before kick-off. Hatemaj's 5th-minute volley – which ended high - was Brescia's first demonstration of attacking intent. That was quickly followed by a short corner and Zebina's double effort, which forced Pazzini to put behind for another corner. The home side came forward again on 9 minutes: first Caracciolo's header was caught confidently by Julio Cesar and then Diamanti fired a shot just wide. Inter's immediate reply came in the form of a powerful, but off-target, effort from Sneijder. Three minutes later Nagatomo embarked on a determined foray forward, taking on Zambelli and Zebina before trying to beat Arcari at his near post, but the Brescia keeper pushed his shot round the post. Inter continued to grow in stature and took a deserved lead after 18 minutes: Sneijder's corner was nodded goalwards by Ranocchia and Eto'o stabbed home from close range to make it 31 goals for the season. The Cameroonian then ran over to Japanese team-mate Nagatomo and dedicated the goal to him. Caracciolo almost pulled Brescia level on 35 minutes, after he picked up Konè's ball and tried to lob Julio Cesar, but his effort sailed over the bar. In the 42nd minute, Zebina made a crucial intervention when Pandev was through on goal. That was the last chance of the half, which drew to a close after a minute's added time with the Nerazzurri in the lead by a goal to nothing.

SECOND HALF – Brescia started the second half on the attack and with Caracciolo seemingly determined to get his side back in the game: a minute into the half he headed over; then in the 50th minute he muscled his way towards goal, getting the better of Ranocchia, before poking a shot towards Julio Cesar's near post from close range, which fortunately the Brazilian was alert to. Five minutes later Sneijder was unlucky when a curler from long range came back off the post. Arcari came to Brescia's rescue on 63 minutes when he denied Pandev, who had shown great class to control Pazzini's ball. Il Pazzo made way for Kharja after 70 minutes and a minute later Sneijder was again frustrated, as Arcari blocked his firm drive from a central position. In the 77th minute Brescia claimed a penalty for a handball by Nagatomo, but the Japanese full-back was holding his arm to his body and he was very close when Konè played his cross. On 80 minutes Pandev again found himself one-on-one with the Brescia keeper, who closed the angle and managed to keep out the Macedonian's attempted chip. With six minutes remaining the home side found a leveller: from Diamanti's corner, Cordoba headed back towards his own goal and the big striker directed it into the back of Inter's net. If anyone thought Brescia might be happy with a point, they were wrong: in the 89th minute Eder was bearing down on goal when Cordoba's body got caught up with his opponent's just inside the box, and Rocchi decreed a red card and a penalty. Julio Cesar's fantastic save from Caracciolo's spot-kick left the big striker staring in disbelief but his evening got worse in the final seconds of added time, when he was sent off after collecting a second yellow for an unnecessary tug on Sneijder.

Brescia v Inter thus ended 1-1 and the Nerazzurri now sit second in the table on 57 points.

Brescia 1-1 Inter
Scorers: 18 Eto'o, 84 Caracciolo

: 1 Arcari; 5 Zebina, 6 Bega, 2 Zoboli; 15 Zambelli (61, 7 Eder), 33 Koné, 8 Vass (83, 36 Lanzafame), 56 Hetemaj, 28 Berardi (25, 3 Daprelà); 32 Diamanti, 9 Caracciolo.
Unused subs: 22 Sereni, 16 Mareco, 17 Baiocco, 18 Possanzini.
Coach: Giuseppe Iachini

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio (65, 2 Cordoba), 15 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo (78, 23 Materazzi); 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 7 Pazzini (70, 14 Kharja).
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 17 Mariga, 20 Obi, 29 Coutinho.
Coach: Leonardo

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence)
Booked: 27 Daprelà, 39 Zebina, 43 and 90+4 Caracciolo, 52 Maicon, 55 Konè, 83 Hetemaj
Sent off: 89 Cordoba, 90+4 Caracciolo
Added time: 1 + 4 minutes

starting lineups

Arcari 1 Julio Cesar
Zebina 13 Maicon
Bega 6 Lucio
Zoboli 15 Ranocchia
Zambelli 55 Nagatomo
Kone' 4 Zanetti
Vass 5 Stankovic
Hetemaj 27 Pandev
Berardi 10 Sneijder
Diamanti 9 Eto'o
Caracciolo 7 Pazzini


Sereni 12 Castellazzi
Daprela' 2 Cordoba
Eder 14 Kharja
Mareco 17 Mariga
Baiocco 20 Obi
Possanzini 23 Materazzi
Lanzafame 29 Coutinho