Final score

13 March 2012 20:45

50' (2nd half) Pazzini (P)
30' (2nd half) Milito
2 - 1
Ol. Marseille
47' (2nd half) Brandao
referee Pedro Proença / linesmen Cunha Miranda, Ferreira Santos / 4th man Santos Capela / assistants Neves Moreira De Sousa, Pereira Gomes
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Minutes Text commentary
47' After two minutes of added time, the first half comes to a close with a scoreline of 0-0
46' Maicon crosses from the right and finds Forlan, but his shot is just wide of the Marseille goal
45' The referee assigns two minutes of added time
45' Inter are awarded a free kick, Sneijder takes it: Mandanda is there to save
41' Diawara clears as Sneijder tries a shot
37' Morel tries a left-footed shot from outside the box, but it's wide
34' Forlan infiltrates from the right and aims a grass-cutter towards Milito, but doesn't make it
29' Maicon moves upfield to serve Forlan whose cross towards goal is intercepted by Mandanda
25' Valbuena takes a free-kick, but Maicon heads clear
24' Zanetti picks up a yellow card for a foul on Mbia
18' Remy's header from Azpilicueta's cross flies wide
16' Sneijder takes a free-kick which Remy manages to deflect
15' Stankovic clears from a Valbuena free-kick, beating Ayew to the ball
11' Mandanda saves the day once again getting his chest between Milito and an almost certain goal
8' Mandanda pulls off an incredible save as he dives to save from Sneijder from five yards out
5' Nagatomo dashes in to cut off a Marseille counter-attack
2' Valbuena tries to surprise him with a left-footed shot, but Julio Cesar has it covered
1' Welcome to the Stadio Meazza: we are all set up waiting for the kick off here of Inter v Olympique Marseille, the second leg of the Champions League round of 16
1' The Nerazzurri kick off
1' Zanetti, Stankovic and Poli are playing in midfield, with Sneijder linking up with strikers Milito and Forlan
1' For the tie against Marseille Ranieri has picked Lucio and Samuel in the centre of defence ahead of Julio Cesar, with Maicon and Nagatomo playing wide
Minutes Text commentary
50' Inter v Olympic Marsille finishes 2-1 but it just isn't enough to send the Nerazzurri through to the next round
50' Goal Inter: Pazzini hits the penalty right-footed and scores
49' Marseille substitution: Ayew is taken off for Bracigliano
48' Mandanda receives a red card
48' Penalty for Inter after Mandanda takes Pazzini out
47' Goal Marseille: Brandao hits left-footed and scores
45' Three minutes of added time are granted by the ref
45' Stankovic is cautioned for obstruction
43' Marseille substitution: Remy comes off for Brandao
42' Maicon's free-kick ends up high over the bar
41' Cambiasso can't find the back of the net from a few yards out as his header flies over the bar
40' Free-kick for Inter. Maicon takes it and Mandanda pushes it over the bar
36' Milito passes to Stankovic who unleashes a right-footed shot. Mandanda is there to block it
30' GOAL INTER: Milito picks up a ball after Cambiasso's corner finds Samuel who feeds Pazzini. Morel blocks and Milito finishes it off
29' Inter make their last substitution: Cambiasso comes on for Poli
26' Free-kick to Marseille: it's taken by Valbuena and Diarra gets the header in before Julio Cesar reacts to save well
23' Mandanda is shown a yellow card too
23' Free-kick to Inter: Stankovic takes it from the right but sends the ball high over the crossbar
22' Diawara is cautioned for a foul on Poli
20' Samuel puts a great ball through to Poli but Morel intervenes at the last minute
13' Inter substitution: Forlan comes off and is replaced by Pazzini
13' Inter substitution: Sneijder makes way for Obi
13' Poli tries a shot but the ball flies over the crossbar
11' Mbia tries a long-distance shot but Lucio takes care of it
8' Samuel picks up a yellow card for a foul on Diarra
5' Valbuena sends the ball wide for Azpilicueta but Maicon is there to clear
4' Stankovic sets up Milito but he can't control the ball
2' Samuel beats Remy to the ball
1' The second half between Inter and Olympique Marseille gets underway
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.29
7 shots on target 4
5 shots off target 5
24 fouls committed 16
7 corners 4
3 offsides 0
50% ball possession 50%
Inter v Marseille: three 1-0 wins for the French

This is the fourth time these two teams have met, with Olympique Marseille having won all previous match-ups - and all three by the same 1-0 scoreline. Before this season's last-16 tie, the two sides met in the quarter-finals of the 2003/04 UEFA Cup. Marseille won both at home (Drogba scoring in the 46th minute) and in the return leg in Milan (Meriem in the 74th). Olympique Marseille reached the final in Gothenburg that year, where they lost to Valencia 2-0.

Inter v France: Nerazzurri on top

Inter have played French opposition (including Olympique Marseille) in European competition on 25 different occasions and won 11, while the French have come out on top in 7 and 7 have ended in draws. In a further 3 matches in the Coppa dell’Amicizia and Mundialito de Clubes the French have won 1, with the other two finishing all square. Inter are hosting a French side for the 13th time in European club competition and have a favourable record, with 6 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats, along with 1 draw in the Coppa dell’Amicizia and 1 draw in the Mundialito de Clubes.

Marseille v Italy: AC Milan beaten in final of inaugural Champions League; Inter the only Italian club beaten in Italy

Marseille have played 17 competitive matches against Italian opposition (including Inter), with 7 French wins (including the 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the 1993 Champions League final in Munich), 5 draws and 5 Italian victories (including Parma’s 3-0 win in the 1999 UEFA Cup final in Moscow). Olympique Marseille have won just once in 7 matches on Italian soil, a 1-0 victory against Inter in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup. The other 6 have seen 4 1-1 draws and 2 defeats for Marseille.

Inter seeking 200th international win

Inter are just one victory away from their 200th in competitive international competitions. Their 199 wins to date are divided as follows: 81 in the European Cup/Champions League; 6 in the Cup Winners’ Cup; 89 in the European Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup; 5 in the Intercontinental Cup/Club World Cup; 1 in the Coppa delle Alpi; 1 in the Coppa Piano Rappan; 1 in the Anglo-Italian Cup; 11 in the Mitropa Cup and 4 in the Mundialito de Clubes. Inter's first win in the international arena - when the club was called Ambrosiana - dates back to 15 July 1930: Ujpest Dozsa 2-4 Inter, in the Mitropa Cup.

Inter qualified 7 times out of 13 after 1-0 away first-leg defeat

For the fourteenth time in an international competition Inter find themselves 1-0 down after the first leg, needing to come from behind and win at home to qualify in a two-legged knockout tie. They have so far succeeded in qualifying on 7 occasions and have gone out in the other 6. Those 7 turnarounds came against Independiente (1964 Intercontinental Cup, 2-0 in the return leg then 1-0 in the playoff in Madrid - goal difference wasn't considered over the two legs); Hertha Berlin (2-0 in the return leg, Fairs Cup 1969/70), AZ '67 (2-0 in the return leg, Cup Winners' Cup 1982/83), Trabzonspor (2-0 in the return leg, UEFA Cup 1983/84), Sportul (2-0 in the return leg, UEFA Cup 1984/85), Linzer ASK (4-0 in the return leg, UEFA Cup 1985/86), Ipswich Town (4-1 in the return leg, UEFA Cup 2001/02). The Nerazzurri's 6 exits came against Real Madrid (1-1 in the return leg, European Cup 1965/66), Admira Wacker (2-1 after extra time, UEFA Cup 1973/74), Malmo (1-1 in the return leg, European Cup 1989/90), Schalke 04 (1-0 to Inter after extra time but Nerazzurri beaten on penalties, UEFA Cup final 1996/97), Helsingborg (0-0 in the return leg, Champions League 2000/01), Olympique Marseille (0-1 in the return leg, UEFA Cup 2003/04).

O.M. qualified 2 times out of 5 after winning home first leg 1-0

Olympique Marseille will try for the sixth time in their history in European cup competitions to prevail in the return leg away from home after winning the first leg 1-0. Of their five previous attempts, Marseille have twice progressed and have been eliminated on three occasions. Both successes came in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup, first against Dnepr (0-0 in the return), then against Inter (1-0 win in the second leg). Marseille were eliminated by Union St Gilloise (4-2 in the return, Fairs Cup 1962/63), Juventus (3-0 away defeat in the 1972/73 European Cup), Mladà Boleslav (4-2 in away return leg, 2006/07 UEFA Cup).

Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca to officiate

Born in 1970, Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca has been an international referee since 2003. This is the third time Proenca has officiated Inter in competitive fixtures (always in the Champions League) and the Nerazzurri are so far unbeaten. They have won 1 (2-3 away to Bayern Munich in 2010/11) and drawn 1 (2-2 away to Twente, also in 2010/11). This is also the Portuguese ref's third time in charge of a match involving Olympique Marseille, who won both previous games with him: 3-0 at home to Spartak Moscow, in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup, and 1-0 away to Olympiakos Pireo, in the 2011/12 Champions League. Proença has officiated in competitive games involving Italian sides 5 times (including those with Inter). To date there have been 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. for Italian teams. He is overseeing a French side for the 7th time in competitive fixtures. They haven't lost yet: 5 wins and 1 draw.

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

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Mandanda
Maicon 13 Azpilicueta
Lucio 6 Diawara
Samuel 25 N'Koulou
Nagatomo 55 Morel
Zanetti 4 Diarra
Stankovic 5 Mbia
Poli 18 Amalfitano
Sneijder 10 Valbuena
Milito 22 A. Ayew
Forlan 9 Remy


Castellazzi 12 Bracigliano
Pazzini 7 Cheyrou
Cambiasso 19 Brandao
Obi 20 Kaboré
Ranocchia 23 Traoré
Zarate 28 J. Ayew
Faraoni 37 Fanni