Final score

14 September 2011 20:45

0 - 1
31' (2nd half) Celustka
referee Stefan Johannesson / linesmen S. Wittberg, M. Sjoblom / 4th man M. Lerjeus / assistants D. Stalhammar, J. Hamlin
Minutes Text commentary
46' After a minute of added time, the first half of the match between Inter and Trabzonspor ends goalless
46' Pazzini is wrongly blown for offside
45' The referee signals a minute of stoppage time
44' Pazzini's knock-down for Cambiasso is fired over the bar by the Argentinian
43' Julio Cesar punches Colman's shot away
41' Zarate is booked
36' Another free kick for Inter. This time Sneijder clears the bar but it ends up in the arms of Tolga
34' Alanzinho is caught offside
33' A long ball for Zarate to run onto: as he enters the area, Tolga rushes out to make the block
33' Obi carries the ball forward and lays off for Zarate, who beats Kacar with a flash of trickery and gets his shot away. Tolga makes the save at the near post
30' Inter free kick: Sneijder hits the wall
30' Kacar is shown a yellow card
28' Cech tries his luck but shoots over the bar
24' Pazzini heads Sneijder's cross into the path of Cambiasso, but the midfielder is beaten to the ball
23' Pazzini is fed by Sneijder and attempts to pull the trigger but he's closed down
21' Nagatomo is booked
19' Zokora heads clear a cross by Obi
18' Zarate picks up a lose ball and surges forward but he loses it as he tries to force his way through the Turkish defence
15' Cambiasso plays a ball over the top for Pazzini: it runs too far and Tolga beats the striker to it
12' Lucio beats Paulo Henrique to the ball
10' Sneijder looks to play Pazzini in with an early ball but the Turkish defence clear the danger
5' Ranocchia wins the ball off Serkan
3' Sneijder whips in the corner but Tolga gets up to make a confident catch
2' Zarate wins an early free kick in a dangerous position. Sneijder takes: it's deflected off the wall and out
1' Welcome to the Stadio Meazza for tonight's Champions League match with the Nerazzurri hosting Turkish outfit Trabzonspor
1' The Turks kick us off and we're under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Stankovic is unavailable due to a thigh injury picked up in training
1' Captain Zanetti returns to the midfield, where he is joined by Cambiasso and Obi, while up front the coach is starting with Zarate and Sneijder flanking Pazzini
1' Gasperini has opted to go with 4 at the back tonight: Jonathan, Lucio, Ranocchia and Nagatomo will line up in front of Julio Cesar
Minutes Text commentary
49' The game ends Inter 0-1 Trabzonspor: Celustka's 76th-minute strike proved decisive
48' Milito is through... but offside
46' Alvarez shoots, Tolga collects
45' We'll have 4 minutes of added time
43' Alvarez's effort is off target
43' Great chance for Inter: Sneijder plays Coutinho in and the Brazilian shoots left-footed, saved by Tolga
43' Altintop is replaced by Akgun
39' Alvarez shoots from distance. Wide
31' Inter make their final substitution: Coutinho is on for Zarate
31' GOAL FOR TRABZONSPOR: Altintop hits the bar and the rebound falls for Celutska, who works a bit of space and shoots inside the far post. Replays show Altintop was offside
29' Zanetti's cross is headed just over by Milito
29' Trabzonspor make another change: Paulo Henrique is replaced by Vittek
28' Milito receives the ball from Cambiasso in a central position but Tolga somehow saves from close range
22' Milito and Sneijder look to work a move on the edge of the box but Colman steps in to break it up
21' And Cech quickly follows him into the Swedish ref's book
20' Altintop is shown a yellow
19' Change for Trabzonspor: Alanzinho makes way for Sapara
17' Milito storms into the box and puts a low cross into the danger area, but Alvarez comes in too late to reach it
17' Alanzinho shoots left-footed from range. Wide
14' Zanetti bursts into the box but Glowacki puts behind for a corner
11' Sneijder collects the ball and shoots on the turn from the edge of the box as a challenge comes in from Colman: his effort is just wide
10' Gasperini makes a double substitution: Alvarez for Obi and Milito for Pazzini
9' Yellow card for Alanzinho
8' A dubious offside decision goes against Zanetti
7' Paulo Henrique shoots wide
5' Ranocchia is well positioned to clear a cross headed for Paulo Henrique in the box
4' Alanzinho lets fly with his left, Lucio does well to charge down the shot
1' The second half starts with no substitutions made
1' Inter have a free kick: Sneijder curls it just wide
Julio Cesar
Average rating 4.15
8 shots on target 1
8 shots off target 4
14 fouls committed 15
9 corners 2
5 offsides 4
52% ball possession 48%
Gasperini v Gunes: first time

Inter v Trabzonspor sees Gasperini face Gunes for the first time as a coach but the Turkish coach won't be in the dugout this evening - he's starting a two-match ban.

Inter v Trabzonspor: only home wins

This is the third time these two sides have met in competitive action, with one win apiece in the previous games. Both came in the 1983/84 UEFA Cup, with Inter playing their home game at Cesena.

Inter hosting Turkish sides: high-scoring victories

Inter have taken on Turkish opposition 8 times in European competition, with 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats. The Nerazzurri are hosting a Turkish team for the fifth time, having won all 4 previous matches while scoring 3 goals per game an average (12 in total).

Only one win for Trabzonspor in Italy

Trabzonspor have faced Italian sides in competitive European matches 8 times before, winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 4. Considering only games played on Italian turf, the Turkish outfit have just one win to their name (3-1 in Perugia after extra time on 24 July 1999, in the Intertoto Cup), with 1 draw and 2 defeats.

Inter's last draw on the international stage a year ago

Inter haven't drawn a match against international opposition - considering both European fixtures and the Club World Cup - since 14 September 2010, when the Champions League game at Twente ended 2-2. In the 11 games played since then, the Nerazzurri have won 6 and lost 5.

Last home draw in Europe in October 2009

The Nerazzurri haven't drawn a European match at home since 20 October 2009, when Dynamo Kyiv took a point back to Ukraine following a Champions League group-stage match (2-2). Since then the Nerazzurri have obtained 7 wins and 2 defeats at the Meazza.

Only win in last 9 European games for the Turks

Trabzonspor have managed a single win in their last 9 matches in Europe: that was on 27 August 2009 when they beat Toulouse 1-0 away (Europa League). In the other 8 matches taken into consideration, the Turkish outfit have drawn 2 and lost 6.

Trabzonspor without a goal in 305 minutes on their European travels

The last time Trabzonspor scored in a competitive European fixture was on 27 August 2009, when they beat Toulouse 1-0 away in a Europa League match, Gulselam scoring in the 55th minute. Since then, in the remaining 35 minutes of that match plus the following 3 games away to Liverpool (1-0 in the 2010/11 Europa League), Benfica (2-0 in a 2011/12 Champions League qualifier) and Athletic Bilbao (0-0 in 2011/12 Europa League play-off), they have failed to hit the net in 305 minutes while playing away in Europe.

Sweden's Johannesson to referee

Stefan Johannesson was born in Stockholm (Sweden) on 22 November 1971 and has been an international referee since 2003. This is the second time he has officiated in a European fixture this season, after Metalist Kharkov 0-0 Sochaux (Europa League play-off first leg). The Swedish official has never overseen a game involving Inter before but will be taking charge of a match involving an Italian side for the fourth time. Italian clubs are as yet unbeaten with Johannesson: 1 win (West Ham 0-1 Palermo 2006/07 UEFA Cup) and 2 draws (Brescia 1-1 Villarreal in the 2003/04 Intertoto Cup, and Ajax 1-1 Fiorentina in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup). Johannesson will be taking charge of a competitive game involving a Turkish club for the first time.

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

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Tolga
Jonathan 42 Celustka
Lucio 6 Giray
Ranocchia 23 Glowacki
Nagatomo 55 Cech
Zanetti 4 Colman
Cambiasso 19 Zokora
Obi 20 Serkan
Zarate 28 Alazinho
Pazzini 7 Halil Altintop
Sneijder 10 Paulo Henrique


Orlandoni 21 Sevim
Alvarez 11 Vittek
Milito 22 Mustafa
Samuel 25 Akgun
Coutinho 29 Sapara
Faraoni 37 Pawel Brozek
Bianchetti 44 Ferhat