Final score

6 December 2012 21:05

9' (2nd half) Livaja
9' Livaja
2 - 2
45' (2nd half) Canales
7' (2nd half) Sadygov
referee Emir Aleckovic / linesmen D. Draskovic, H.Turudic / 4th man S. Ibrisimbegovic / assistants E. Pilav, O. Valjic
Minutes Text commentary
45' The referee decides not to award any added time: half time score Inter 1-0 Neftci
40' Jonathan's cross is diverted behind for a corner
35' Garritano screws a long-range effort wide
28' Coutinho whips in a dangerous free-kick but Samuel's header goes inches wide of Stamenkovic's left-hand post
26' Imamverdiyev is flagged offside
19' Sadygov tries his luck with his left from the edge of the area but his shot goes well wide
18' Jonathan cleverly beats two defenders before driving into the box and calling Stamenkovic into action
16' Imamverdiyev's shot is deflected behind for a corner
15' Romano' is booked for a late challenge on Bertucci
12' Coutinho's shot is easily gathered by Stamenkovic
9' GOAL FOR INTER! Pereira's cross from the left is well controlled by Livaja who then calmly rolls the ball past Stamenkovic
4' Coutinho's shot is well blocked by the visiting defence
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza: Inter v Neftci will kick off shortly
1' Inter line up with Belec in goal and a back four of Jonathan, Samuel, Cambiasso and Pereira
1' Benassi and Pasa play in central midfield, with Garritano, Coutinho and Romano' supporting Livaja
1' The game is underway: Inter kick off and the Nerazzurri attack the goal away to our right
Minutes Text commentary
49' After three minutes of added time it ends Inter 2-2 Neftci and the Nerazzurri finish second in the group
48' Substitution for Neftci: Abdullayev replaces Imamverdiyev
47' Cassano's free-kick loops over the top
46' Seyidov is booked for a foul on Pereira
45' The referee awards three minutes of added time
45' GOAL FOR NEFTCI - Belec makes a good save but can do nothing as Canales heads the rebound into the empty net
44' Livaja receives a yellow card for deliberate hand ball
43' Cassano plays a delightful pass to Nagatomo who hammers a shot but the ball cannons back off the underside of the crossbar
41' Wobay hits a low drive but it doesn't trouble the Nerazzurri defence
39' Flavinho mishits his effort and it finishes off target
38' Mitreski clearly goes through the back of Cassano but the referee waves away Inter's penalty appeals
37' Benassi's shot from outside the box doesn't trouble the opposition goalkeeper
32' Neftci make a change as Seyidov replaces goalscorer Sadygov
28' Cambiasso rounds the goalkeeper before unselfishly laying it off to Livaja but his side-foot finish is cleared off the line
24' Bertucci's shot from distance goes over the top
22' Cassano looks to curl one into the far corner but his effort is deflected out for a corner
18' Final change for Inter: Jonathan makes way for debutant Bandini
17' Imamverdiyev is cautioned for a foul on Romano'
16' Cassano tries to square it for Livaja but the Neftci defence cuts out his pass well
11' Cassano plays a clever reverse pass to Pereira who squares it for Coutinho, but he is unable to direct his effort on target
9' GOAL FOR INTER - Nagatomo, with his first involvement, crosses for Livaja who heads home his second of the night
7' GOAL FOR NEFTCI - Sadygov scores an absolute screamer from the edge of the box, no chance for Belec
1' Change for Neftci: Mehdiyev is on for Shukurov
1' Second half underway at the San Siro
1' Substitution for Inter: Cassano comes on to replace Samuel
Average rating 5.79
4 shots on target 6
2 shots off target 4
16 fouls committed 11
6 corners 1
5 offsides 4
45% ball possession 55%
One previous meeting between coaches: 3-1 win for Stramaccioni

Stramaccioni takes on Hajiyev for the second time this evening: in the two sides' first meeting on 4 October it was Stramaccioni's Inter side who ran out 3-1 winners in Azerbaijan.

Nerazzurri's 3-1 win the only previous meeting

Inter take on Neftci for the second time in a competitive game. The Nerazzurri won the teams' first meeting 3-1 away on 4 October.

Second time Inter play an Azeri side

Tonight's match is the second time Inter have met opposition from Azerbaijan. The Nerazzurri won their previous match against the same opponents.

Bosnian Aleckovic to officiate

Aleckovic takes charge of both Inter and Neftci for the first time. It's also the first time he has refereed an Italian or Azeri side in a competitive match.

Inter have scored in all but one of last 10 home games

Inter have only failed to score in one of their last 10 matches at the San Siro: on 23 September Siena beat the Nerazzurri 2-0 at the Meazza. Stramaccioni's men have found the net 16 times in the other 9 games.

Neftci: solitary win in last 10 European outings

Neftci have only won 1 of their last 10 matches on the continent: they triumphed 3-1 at Apoel Nicosia on 30 August 2012. From their other 9 encounters the Azeris have collected 5 draws and 4 defeats.

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

starting lineups

Belec 27 Stamenkovic
Jonathan 42 Shukurov
Cambiasso 19 Mitreski
Samuel 25 Guliyev
Pereira 31 Bruno Bertucci
Romanò 52 Wobay
Benassi 24 Sadygov
Pasa 28 Ramos
Garritano 61 Flavinho
Coutinho 7 Imamverdiyev
Livaja 88 Canales


Castellazzi 12 Balayev
Bandini 48 Nasimov
Terrani 49 A.Abdullayev
Donkor 54 Seyidov
Nagatomo 55 Nurahmadov
Belloni 60 Mehdiyev
Cassano 99 Yunuszade