Final score

13 April 2011 20:45

Schalke 04
36' (2nd half) Howedes
45' Raul
2 - 1
4' (2nd half) Motta
referee Damir Skomina / linesmen P. Arhar , M. Stancin / 4th man S. Vincic / assistants M. Jug, R. Ponis
Minutes Text commentary
45' The first half finishes 1-0 to Schalke
45' GOAL Schalke: Raul scores, picking up a central pass and slotting the ball past Julio Cesar without being challenged
43' Nagatomo gets to the line and crosses but Edu heads clear
42' YELLOW CARD for Raul after a foul on Sneijder
41' Eto'o has a right-footed shot walled at the edge of the penalty area
40' Sneijder takes a free-kick to Stankovic, who tries in turn to put Maicon through but he can't find the target
36' Stankovic comes close with a shot from outside the box, but Neuer dives to his right and gets his right hand to the ball to palm it out and save
34' Nagatomo finds a rebound and tries a shot which goes high over the bar
33' Maicon manages to get the ball through to Milito in the area but Howedes gets in the way of his shot
30' ...and picks up a yellow card for arguing
28' Lucio blocks Jurado
27' Nagatomo crosses from the left but Neuer comes out to catch the high ball
27' Uchida makes a tackle on Stankovic
24' Sneijder takes the corner but Neuer intercepts before it reaches Eto'o
22' Eto'o makes progress on the left wing, then moves into the centre to shoot but the ball takes a deflection and goes wide
18' Eto'o attacks on the left wing and finds Sneijder who shoots, but it's no problem for Neuer
16' Raul tries a header but Julio Cesar is equal to it
13' Milito passes to Sneijder who fires right-footed, but the ball goes wide
12' Sneijder attacks along the left flank and crosses; Metzelder is there to get the ball to safety
11' Sneijder takes the corner, but Thiago Motta's header is high over the bar
10' Ranocchia tackles Edu well
9' Eto'o feeds Maicon whose right-footed shot flies above the corner of the goal
5' Zanetti sends Sneijder away, the Dutchman tries right-footed, but Neuer is there to save
3' The first corner of the match goes to Schalke: Raul goes for it but Rannocchia is there to clear
1' Welcome to the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, where everything is ready for the kick-off of Schalke 04 v Inter, second-leg quarter final of the UEFA Champions League 2010/11
1' Inter kick off
1' In the team to face Schalke, Leonardo has chosen Lucio and Ranocchia in the centre of defence in front of Julio Cesar, with Maicon and Nagatomo playing wide of them. The midfield trio of Zanetti, Motta and Stankovic play behind Sneijder, with Milito and Eto'o making up the attack
Minutes Text commentary
45' The second half of Schalke v Inter finishes 2-1 and the Germans go forward into the semi-finals to meet Manchester United
45' YELLOW CARD Ranocchia's name goes into the book as well
42' YELLOW CARD for Schmitz
41' SUBSTITUTION Schalke: Schmitz comes on for Jurado
36' GOAL Schalke: Howedes finds himself alone behind the defence and hits the ball hard and low past an advancing Julio Cesar
35' SUBSTITUTION Inter: Sneijder is taken off to make room for Coutinho
33' Maicon crosses into the area but Neuer makes the ball his
32' SUBSTITUTION Schalke: Edu is replaced by Charisteas
30' Sneijder takes a free-kick just outside the box and manages to float it over the wall sending Neuer scrambling but it is just wide of his right post
28' SUBSTITUTION Schalke: Baumjohann comes off for Draxler
25' Nagatomo on the right wing gives the ball to Eto'o who moves into the centre before trying to curl a ball into the top-right hand corner, just over-hitting it
23' Eto'o finds Milito with a pass; he tries a snapshot and the ball flies high over the bar
21' YELLOW CARD: Papadopoulos is booked for going into a tackle feet-first with Julio Cesar
20' Nagatomo tries to cross from the left wing but Neuer is there to stop it
19' Papadopoulis manages to get his head to a corner, just wide
17' Sneijder crosses for Eto'o but he doesn't manage to hit the target
14' A corner to Schalke, Howedes finds the back of the net, but the linesman's flag is up for offside
13' YELLOW CARD: Thiago Motta's name finds its way into the book
12' Baumjohann crosses from the left, Papadopoulos' header is high over the crossbar
9' Baumjohann gets into the area and manages to dribble Julio Cesar, who eventually gets a touch on the ball to clear
4' GOAL Inter: Sneijder's outswinging corner is met by Lucio who heads towards goal; Thiago Motta gets his left foot to the ball to put it away from close range
4' Maicon finds Milito but he's boxed in at the corner flag
2' Pandev to Milito who miskicks his pass to Sneijder
1' The second half of Schalke v Inter is underway
1' There's a change in the Inter line-up as Pandev comes on for Stankovic
Julio Cesar
Average rating 4.9
4 shots on target 5
2 shots off target 10
26 fouls committed 13
7 corners 12
2 offsides 3
23:48 ball possession 34:43
First leg only previous encounter between coaches

The first leg on 5 April, which Inter lost 2-5 at home, is the only time Rangnick and Leonardo have met has coaches.

Inter v Schalke all even

This is the sixth time Inter played Schalke 04, with some epic UEFA Cup encounters in the past. In 1996/97 they met in the last two-legged UEFA Cup final: the Germans won the first leg 1-0 in Germany thanks to Wilmots' 70th-minute goal, before Inter matched the scoreline at the Meazza when Zamorano made it 1-0 after 84 minutes, taking the tie to extra time and then penalties. The Germans won the penalty shootout 4-1, converting all 4 of their penalties, while for Inter only Djorkaeff hit the target, with Zamorano and Winter both missing theirs. The following year, the Nerazzurri enacted "revenge" by knocking out Schalke 04 in the quarter-finals of the 1997/98 UEFA Cup, which they went on to win beating Lazio 3-0 in the final held in Paris. Inter won the quarter-final first leg 1-0 at home with Ronaldo on the scoresheet, then drew 1-1 in Germany: Goossens scoring before West netted the goal that won the tie in the 2nd minute of extra time. The two teams, including the first leg of this year's competition, are therefore on level terms: 2 wins apiece and 1 draw. Schalke are unbeaten in Germany in the two previous games, with 1 win and 1 draw.

Schalke unbeaten at home against Italian sides

Schalke 04 have met Italian teams (including Inter) 11 times in European competition, with 5 wins for the Gelsenkirchen club, 2 draws and 4 Italian wins. Considering only the games played on home turf, the German side have never been beaten: they have 3 wins and 2 draws in 5 games, in which they have always scored, notching up 9 goals in total.

Inter one win away from going level with German sides in Germany

Inter have played a total of 43 games against German opposition (Schalke 04 included). Their results to date are: 21 wins (including the Champions League 2009/10 final), 8 draws and 14 defeats. This is the 21st time Inter have travelled to Germany to face German opposition in a competitive fixture (including games against Schalke 04): to date the Nerazzurri have won 6 games, drawn 7 and lost 7.

Schalke unbeaten in 8 European games

Schalke 04 have lost just one of the 9 Champions League matches they have played this season - 0-1 to Lyon on 14 September 2010, their first match in this year's tournament. In the 8 games since then, the Germans have won 6 games and drawn 2. It is the Gelsenkirchen side's longest ever unbeaten run in the Champions League/European Cup; this year is the sixth time they have qualified for the tournament.

Eto’o closing in on Adriano's record

Samuel Eto'o made it 8 Champions League goals this season with his strike in Bayern Munich 2-3 Inter. The Nerazzurri striker is now just 2 goals away from Adriano's European Cup/Champions League record: the Brazilian scored 10 goals in 2004/05. Eto’o is the seventh Inter player to reach double figures overall in the competition: including his two goals from last season, the Cameroonian is level on 10 with Martins - Inter's joint seventh top-scorer. If he scores one more he will move alongside Crespo and Jair in joint fourth on 11 goals.

Milito aiming for a ton

Diego Alberto Milito needs three more goals to make it 100 in games played for Italian teams. The first of his 97 strikes – which have come wearing the colours of Genoa and Inter, 51 in Serie A, 33 in Serie B, 5 in the Coppa Italia, 7 in European competition and 1 in the Club World Cup – came on 1 February 2004, in the 39th minute of Genoa 1-1 Ascoli (Serie B).

Three historic Inter comebacks

On 43 occasions in European competitions Italian sides have travelled abroad to try and overturn a first-leg home defeat. Only 8 times have they managed to pull it off - an 18.6% success rate. The king of Italian comebacks is in fact Inter, who have succeeded three times: in the UEFA Cup against Finnish outfit Turun Palloseura (0-1 in Milan, 2-0 in Finland in 1987/88) and against Lyon (1-2 in Milan, 3-1 in Lyon in 1997/98 - the year in which the Nerazzurri went on to win the competition by beating Lazio 3-0 in the final in Paris); and in the Champions League, Inter's recent triumph against Bayern Munich: 0-1 in Milan and 3-2 in Munich. The following teams have all achieved the feat once: AC Milan (3-4 and 4-1 against Saarbrucken in the 1955/56 European Cup, Parma (0-1 and 2-0 after extra time in the all-Italian European Super Cup final in 1994 against AC Milan), Roma (1-2 and 3-1 after extra time against Nuremberg in the 1988/89 UEFA Cup), Sampdoria (on penalties against Porto, after two 1-0 victories by the away sides, in the 1994/95 Cup Winners' Cup) and Udinese (0-1 and 2-1 against Bayer Leverkusen in the 1999/00 UEFA Cup). Specifically, the two times it has been achieved in the European Cup/Champions League (the above-mentioned ties involving AC Milan and Inter) represent 2 out of 9 occasions - a success rate of 22,2%.

Slovenian referee Skomina

Damir Skomina was born in Koper (Slovenia) on 5 August 1976 and has been an international referee since 2003. This is the sixth time he has officiated in a European match this season, after Auxerre 2-0 Zenit (Champions League play-off), Real Madrid 2-0 Ajax, Inter 4-3 Tottenham and Auxerre 0-2 AC Milan (all in the Champions League group stages), and Real Madrid 3-0 Lyon (Champions League Round of 16). In the last 14 games that he has overseen in European competitions, there hasn't been a single draw: 8 home wins and 6 away wins. The last draw was on 26 February 2009, Valencia 2-2 Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Cup. This is Skomina's first time in charge of a Schalke 04 game. The Slovenian referee has overseen matches involving German sides 4 times: 2 German wins, 1 draw and one defeat. For Inter, it is their second time with Skomina, after the 4-3 win over Tottenham in the 2010/11 Champions League group stage. Including that match, Skomina has officiated in 7 previous games involving Italian clubs: 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats.

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

starting lineups

Neuer 1 Julio Cesar
Uchida 13 Maicon
Metzelder 6 Lucio
Howedes 15 Ranocchia
Sarpei 55 Nagatomo
Baumjohann 4 Zanetti
Matip 8 Motta
Papadopoulos 5 Stankovic
Jurado 10 Sneijder
Raul 22 Milito
Edu 9 Eto'o


Schober 12 Castellazzi
Plestan 2 Cordoba
Hao 14 Kharja
Schmitz 19 Cambiasso
Charisteas 23 Materazzi
Karimi 27 Pandev
Draxler 29 Coutinho