Final score

8 November 2012 21:05

Partizan Belgrade
46' (2nd half) Tomic
1 - 3
42' (2nd half) Guarin
30' (2nd half) Palacio
6' (2nd half) Palacio
referee Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes / linesmen R. Ferreira Santos, M Raposo Batista Tomé / 4th man J.T.G. Bolinhas Trigo / assistants C. Tabaorda Xistra, H.F.F.C.Moreira Miguel
Minutes Text commentary
47' The first half is over: Partizan Belgrade 0-0 Inter
45' Two minutes of added time have been signalled
44' Medo slices a wayward attempt so far wide it goes out for a throw-in
42' Guarin looks to play Zanetti in behind the defence but the skipper is offside
39' Zanetti's delivery is turned behind by Ostojic
37' Pereria steers in another cross, Petrovic gathers it low
34' Pereira crosses for Livaja, the Croatian striker can't get a decent connection and Partizan mop up
32' From the resulting corner Ivanov again connects with his head and Handanovic pulls off another spectacular save to keep the scores level
32' Fantastic save from Handanovic, who dives low to dig Ivanov's header out from on the goal-line
30' Change for Partizan: S.Ilic makes way for Jojic
30' After starting on the back foot, Inter are stringing together some useful moves now: Jonathan fires wide from the edge of the box
29' Guarin has a sight on goal from way out and pulls the trigger: it whistles over
25' Cambiasso works the ball to Pereira wide on the left and the Uruguayan drills in a shot, Petrovic gets down well to smother
22' Livaja lets one fly from range, Petrovic makes the save
19' From outside the box, Guarin spanks a shot just wide of Petrovic's left-hand upright
14' Mudignayi has a muscle problem. He leaves the pitch with Gargano coming on in his place
14' Ivanov shoots: it drifts harmlessly wide
12' Juan Jesus has a go from range, it's way off target
10' Guarin plays it up to Livaja, who goes for goal but was offside
7' Tomic takes it, Handanovic is well placed and makes an easy catch
6' Markovic looks as if he's in the mood tonight, first going on a run up the pitch and then drawing a foul from Silvestre. Free kick to Partizan
4' Scepovic tries his luck from outside the box but scuffs his effort well wide
1' Good evening and welcome to Partizan Stadium where we're all set for tonight's Europa League Matchday 4 fixture between Partizan Belgrade and Inter
1' We're under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Five across the midfield, Zanetti, Guarin, Mudingayi, Cambiasso and Pereira, with Livaja leading the line by himself
1' Stramaccioni reverts to a four-man defence, Jonathan, Silvestre, Juan Jesus and Nagatomo starting from right to left in front of Handanovic
Minutes Text commentary
48' Inter have set a new club record of 10 consecutive away wins
48' Inter move up to 10 points in the standings and have now qualified for the round of 32
48' Partizan Belgrade v Inter finishes 1-3 to the visitors. That's ten away wins on the trot for the Nerazzurri
48' Ostojic's free kick goes over
46' Two minutes of stoppage time
46' GOAL FOR PARTIZAN. Markovic crosses from the byline, Tomic connects and it ends up in the back of the net
45' Jojic long-range effort rolls slowly wide
42' GOAL FOR INTER! Cassano threads a perfect ball through for Guarin, who takes one touch to control before slotting past the keeper
39' Markovic tries to worm his way through the Nerazzurri defence but knocks the ball too far ahead and Handanovic collects
38' Inter break forward and Cassano drives in a low cross for Palacio, the Argentine is denied by a top-drawer save from Petrovic
33' Jojic goes into the book for a foul on Guarin
31' Cassano comes on to replace Livaja
30' PALACIO MAKES IT 0-2! Guarin wins the ball in midfield and releases El Trenza, who gallops towards goal before applying a cool finish
28' Silvestre is booked for his involvement in some penalty box handbags while waiting for a free kick to be taken
26' Petrovic has no difficulty dealing with Pereira's cross
25' Jojic hits a speculative long-range effort: well wide
24' Another change for Partizan: S. Scepovic leaves the field, Mitrovic comes on
22' M. Scepovic's shot is miles over
19' M. Scepovic looks to be clean through on goal until Silvestre arrives like a steam train and boots it clear
17' Smiljanic aims a shot towards the bottom corner but guess whose big hand appears just at the right time? Another great save from Samir
16' Pereira whips in a ball, the Partizan defence clears but only as far as Livaja: his weak effort ends up in Petrovic's arms
10' Juan Jesus is shown a yellow card for a foul on Miljkovic
10' Substitution for Partizan: Medo goes off, M. Scepovic comes on
10' Scepovic beats the offside trap and connects on the spin: Handanovic is alert to it
9' Cambiasso tries to pick out Guarin inside the box, the ball is intercepted
6' GOAL FOR INTER! After some fancy footwork on the byline, Guarin crosses into the six-yard box and Palacio chests it into the back of net
5' Partizan almost take the lead: Juan Jesus risks an own goal attempting to clear a dangerous cross, fortunately it ricochets off Handanovic
3' Ostojic is booked for a foul on Palacio
1' The second half is under way
1' Stramaccioni made a half-time substitution, with Palacio replacing Nagatomo
Average rating 7.33
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 0
ball possession
Stramaccioni 1-0 Vermezovic

Inter's 1-0 victory in the first meeting between these two sides two weeks ago is the only previous head to head between coaches Vermezovic and Stramaccioni.

Inter gunning for 10th win in a row, away from home and overall

Inter have won their last nine competitive fixtures, in Serie A against ChievoVerona (0-2 away), Fiorentina (2-1 at home), AC Milan (0-1 away), Catania (2-0 at home), Bologna (1-3 away), Sampdoria (3-2 at home) and Juventus (1-3 away), and in the Europa League against Neftçi (1-3 away) and Partizan Belgrade (1-0 at home). The last time the Nerazzurri failed to win was on 23 September, a 0-2 home defeat to Siena in Serie A. Stramaccioni's side have also claimed victory in their last nine away matches: against Hajduk Split and Vaslui (0-3 and 0-2 respectively in the Europa League), Pescara, Torino and Chievo Verona (0-3, 0-2 and 0-2 in Serie A), Neftchi Baku (1-3 in the Europa League), AC Milan, Bologna and Juventus (0-1, 1-3 and 1-3 in Serie A). The last time the Nerazzurri didn't win on the road was in the 3-1 defeat to Lazio on 13 May (Serie A). So far Inter have won every single away match in 2012/13.

Nerazzurri on target in last 12 away games

Inter have scored at least once in each of their last 12 competitive fixtures on the road, racking up 27 goals in the process. The last time they failed to hit the back of the net in an away fixture was on 22 April, when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.

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

BELGRADE - Inter sealed their place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with two games to spare. Rodrigo Palacio grabbed himself a double after coming off the bench before Fredy Guarin made it three late on: Partizan were beaten 1-3. It was the Nerazzurri's tenth victory on the spin in all games and also their tenth consecutive away win - a new club record.

The first half finished goalless thanks to Handanovic, who kept the scores level with two top-class saves from Ivanov in the space of a minute, proving once again how important he is for this team. After the restart, having rode their luck a little with Juan Jesus almost inadvertently succeeding where Ivanov failed, Inter took the lead thanks to Palacio, the Argentine well placed to chest home Guarin's powerful cross. Partizan intensified their efforts and sought an equaliser but Handanovic kept the door shut. With 75 minutes on the clock Palacio made it 0-2, latching onto Guarin's through ball and sprinting towards goal before beating Petrovic with a neat angled finish. Guarin twice the provider, Palacio twice the finisher. Inter weren't in the mood for sitting on the lead though, and with three minutes to go Guaro added his own name to the score sheet after collecting Cassano's through ball, with Palacio involved in the build-up. Tomic scored a consolation goal for Partizan in the last minute of normal time.

Stramaccioni's side now sit on 10 points, level with Rubin Kazan and their place in the knockout stage is certain. All that remains to be decided is who will qualify as group winners: Rubin Kazan v Inter in two weeks' time may well settle the matter.

Partizan Belgrade 1-3 Inter (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: Palacio 51 and 75, Guarin 87, Tomic 90.

Partizan Belgrade: 30 Petrovic; 2 Miljkovic, 40 Ostojic, 15 Ivanov, 18 Lazevski; 4 Medo (M. Scepovic 55), 99 Smiljanic; 50 L. Markovic, 22 S. Ilic (Jojic 30), 7 Tomic; 12 S. Scepovic (Mitrovic 69).
Unused subs: 33 R. Ilic, 3 Volkov, 11 Ninkovic, 17 Sretenovic.
Coach: Vladimir Vermezovic.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 42 Jonathan, 6 Silvestre, 40 Juan Jesus, 55 Nagatomo (Palacio 46); 4 Zanetti, 14 Guarin, 16 Mudingayi (Gargano 14), 19 Cambiasso, 31 Pereira; 88 Livaja (Cassano 76).
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 28 Pasa, 52 Romanò, 22 Milito.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Pereira Gomes (Por).
Booked: Ostojic 48, Juan Jesus 55, Silvestre 73, Jojic 78.
Added time: 2+2 minutes.

starting lineups

Petrovic 1 Handanovic
Miljkovic 42 Jonathan
Ostojic 6 Silvestre
Ivanov 40 Jesus
Lazevski 55 Nagatomo
Medo 4 Zanetti
Smiljanic 14 Guarin
L. Markovic 16 Mudingayi
S. Ilic 19 Cambiasso
Tomic 31 Pereira
S. Scepovic 88 Livaja


R. Ilic 12 Castellazzi
Volkov 28 Pasa
Ninkovic 21 Gargano
Sretenovic 52 Romanò
Jojic 8 Palacio
M. Scepovic 22 Milito
Mitrovic 99 Cassano