Final score

19 March 2015 21:05

25' (2nd half) Palacio
1 - 2
44' (2nd half) Bendtner
24' Caligiuri
referee Mark Clattenburg / linesmen S. Beck, J. Collins / 4th man S. Burt / assistants A. Taylor, K. Friend
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46' And there's the half-time whistle here at San Siro. Wolfsburg lead 0-1 on the night.
46' Palacio finds Icardi, who cushions a header back for Kovacic. The Wolfsburg defence just manages to deny the Croatian's sliding effort.
45' Mark Clattenburg signals one minute of added time.
44' Incredible save from Benaglio! Guarin pulls the trigger but the Swiss goalie is there to deny the Colombian on the goalline.
41' Vieirinha swings it in for Caligiuri, who looks for goal with an audacious volley but can only blast it well wide.
37' Caligiuri cuts in from the left and looks for the far post, but Carrizo does excellently to see it behind for a corner.
36' Kovacic lets fly with a curling right-footed effort, which whistles just past the post.
35' Guarin swings it in for Icardi from the right flank, but the Argentine can't quite find the telling contact with his head.
33' Luiz Gustavo looks for goal from distance, but Carrizo is on his toes to save well.
30' Kovacic lets fly with a right-footed effort from the edge of the area. The Croatian midfielder strikes it well, but it goes just over.
28' Kovacic plays it in from the left, but Icardi can't quite get his shot away.
24' Goal for Wolfsburg. De Bruyne finds Caligiuri in the box and the German sweeps home, despite Carrizo getting a touch.
23' Great chance for Icardi, who gathers Guarin's deflected shot and looks for the far corner. Benaglio somehow makes the stop!
20' De Bruyne puts a dangerous cross in, but Ranocchia thinks fastest to get in front of Dost and see it behind for a corner.
19' Campagnaro swings a cross in from the right, but Benaglio comes out well to make the ball his.
17' Guarin looks for Palacio, but Klose anticipates the ball and cuts it out before the Colombian can gather.
13' Lovely work from Santon, who jinks past two opponents before banging in a cross. Icardi collects it at the far post, but shoots high.
12' Inter knock the ball about looking for the killer pass. Kovacic looks for goal from distance, but his right-footed effort is blocked.
9' Wolfsburg threaten again through Dost, who finds himself one-on-one with Carrizo only for the Inter man to stand firm and make the save.
6' Wolfsburg break through Vieirinha, who finds Caligiuri at the far post. The visitors' No. 7 takes it on the volley, but it's way over.
4' Hernanes glides through midfield, making himself a yard of space before unleashing a shot on goal. Benaglio dives to avert the danger.
3' Kovacic with some nice play out on the left flank. The Croatian schemer looks to burst into the box, but Trasch stands firm.
2' Nerazzurri on the attack straight away! Palacio plays it in behind for Icardi, but it's a fraction long and Benaglio gathers.
1' The atmosphere is electric here at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza! Wolfsburg take the kick-off to get us underway, forza Inter!
Minutes Text commentary
47' Clattenburg blows the final whistle. Dieter Hecking's Wolfsburg side run out 1-2 winners and progress to the Europa League quarter-finals.
45' There'll be two minutes' added time here in Milan.
44' Goal for Wolfsburg. Bendtner finishes off Arnold's cross with an accurate right-footed shot.
42' Medel also gets a booking.
41' Arnold picks up a yellow card for a foul on Medel within seconds of coming on.
40' Wolfsburg make their third and final change of the match, with Arnold taking the place of Vieirinha.
39' De Bruyne upends D'Ambrosio on the edge of the box, gifting Inter a free-kick and earning himself a booking from Clattenburg.
37' Kuzmanovic's shot is deflected behind for a corner.
36' Perisic fires a low cross in for Bendtner, but the Dane's shot is blocked by Ranocchia.
32' Kuzmanovic lets fly with a long-range right-footed effort, but Benaglio is well-positioned to make the ball his.
30' De Bruyne plays it in for Bendtner, but Juan Jesus is more alert than the Danish striker and puts it behind for a corner.
28' Wolfsburg make another change, with Perisic coming on for Caligiuri.
25' GOOOOOOOAL!!!!! Palacio plays a neat one-two with Hernanes before sweeping it past the onrushing Benaglio and into the net! 1-1!
23' Hernanes a whisker away from the equaliser! The Brazilian's shot fizzes just past Benaglio's left-hand post.
23' Second change from Mancini. The Inter boss brings on D'Ambrosio for Campagnaro.
22' Wonderful play by Palacio, who splits the German defence in two and puts his foot through the ball, only for Benaglio to deflect behind.
18' Wolfsburg make a change of their own, with Bendtner replacing Dost.
16' Guarin looks for an equaliser with a long-range effort, but his shot is wide of the post.
15' Palacio swings it in from the right, but Hernanes can't quite direct his header goalwards.
13' Hernanes looks for Icardi in behind, but the Wolfsburg backline cuts it out.
10' Mancini makes his first change of the match, bringing on Kuzmanovic in place of Kovacic.
6' Carrizo gets down well to smother the ball at Dost's feet. Great reactions from the Argentine goalie.
1' The Nerazzurri get us back underway here at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Neither side has made any half-time substitutions.
Average rating 4.5
8 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 4
12 fouls committed 12
6 corners 5
3 offsides 1
59% ball possession 41%
wins(0) draws(0) defeats(1)

MILAN – Inter are out of the Europa League after they fell to a 1-2 defeat against Wolfsburg tonight at San Siro.

Cheered on by a packed crowd from the very first minute, the atmosphere seemed to lift Roberto Mancini’s men and they were soon on the attack through Hernanes, whose shot drew a smart save from Benaglio. Wolfsburg gathered themselves, with Dost finding himself one-one-one with Carrizo only for the Argentine to win the battles of wits and avert the danger.

On 23 minutes, Icardi again called Benaglio into action as he unleashed a right-footed shot that the Swiss did well to save. The Nerazzurri would soon come to rue these early missed chances, as De Bruyne scuttled down the right before squaring for Caligiuri to sweep the ball past Carrizo and into the net.

It was a body blow for Inter and the Germans continued to exploit the space, with first Luis Gustavo and then Caligiuri forcing Nerazzurri hearts into mouths. Nonetheless, Inter were unlucky not to be level at half-time after Guarin drew a wonder save from the ever-present Benaglio.

Wolfsburg continued to attack after the break and forced Carrizo into action again on 49 minutes, with the Argentine goalie showing quick reactions to come off his line and quell the danger. Inter needed something from somewhere, and Guarin nearly did the honours with a rasping long-range effort on the hour mark.

The Nerazzurri were knocking on the door and again came close in the 65th minute. Palacio played a neat one-two with Hernanes before bursting into the box and unleashing a right-footed strike, but Benaglio was there to deny him once more. Hernanes had a shot of his own three minutes later, but the Brazilian’s effort finished just wide of the post.

Lady Luck seemed to have deserted Roberto Mancini’s men, but there was finally something for the San Siro faithful to cheer in the 70th minute as another bit of cute link-up play between Hernanes and Palacio saw the Brazilian scoop the ball over the Wolfsburg defence for El Trenza to bundle home. Unfortunately for Inter, there was to be no show-stopping finale as Bendtner scored in he 88th minute to dash Nerazzurri hopes and curtail their Europa League adventure once and for all.

Scorers: Caligiuri 24, Palacio 70, Bendtner 89.

INTER: 30 Carrizo; 14 Campagnaro (D'Ambrosio 68), 23 Ranocchia, 5 Juan Jesus, 21 Santon; 13 Guarin, 18 Medel; 88 Hernanes, 10 Kovacic (Kuzmanovic 55), 8 Palacio; 9 Icardi.
Subs not used: 1 Handanovic, 15 Vidic, 28 Puscas, 91 Shaqiri.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

WOLFSBURG: 1 Benaglio; 15 Trasch, 5 Klose, 31 Knoche, 34 Rodriguez; 23 Guilavogui, 22 Luiz Gustavo; 8 Vieirinha, 14 De Bruyne (Arnold 85), 7 Caliguri (Perisic 73); 12 Dost (Bendtner 63).
Subs not used: 20 Grun, 4 Schafer, 17 Schurrle, 24 Jung.
Coach: Dieter Hecking.

Booked: De Bruyne 84, Arnold 86, Medel 87.
Added time: 1 + 2 mins.

Referee: Clattenburg.
Assistants: Beck, Collin.
Fourth official: Burt.
Additional assistants: Taylor, Friend.

starting lineups

Carrizo 30 1 Benaglio
Campagnaro 14 15 Trasch
Ranocchia 23 5 Klose
Jesus 5 31 Knoche
Santon 21 34 Rodriguez
Guarin 13 23 Guilavogui
Medel 18 22 Luiz Gustavo
Hernanes 88 8 Vieirinha
Kovacic 10 14 De Bruyne
Palacio 8 7 Caligiuri
Icardi 9 12 Dost


Handanovic 1 20 Grun
Vidic 15 3 Bendtner
Kuzmanovic 17 4 Schafer
Puscas 28 9 Perisic
D'Ambrosio 33 17 Schurrle
Shaqiri 91 24 Jung
27 Arnold