Tuesday April 5, 2011 Quarter-final Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 2 - 5 Schalke 04

  • Stankovic 1’
  • Milito 34’
  • Matip 17’
  • Edu 40’, 75’
  • Raúl 53’
  • Ranocchia 57’ (o.g.)

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  1. Schalke blow away Inter

    Schalke blow away Inter

    Schalke took a giant stride towards the final four of the Champions League with a 5-2 drubbing of Internazionale in Milan. More

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    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Schalke 04
    • 90'+3 There goes the final whistle! And it's a famous 5-2 victory for Schalke! What a game! Brilliant for the German side, but that was an abject performance in the end by Inter!
    • 89' We're heading into injury time at the end of this sensational encounter.
    • 87' Off goes Raul now as Karimi comes on. Great performance from the Spaniard.
    • 85' Sneijder fires on target with an attempted curler from outside the box but again it's easy for Neuer.
    • 83' Here comes another Schalke change: Draxler on for Jurado.
    • 81' Sneijder delivers a decent enough free-kick and Cordoba rises to meet it! But it's a comfortable save for Neuer!
    • 80' Ten minutes left and the best Inter can hope for now is to pull a goal back. But it doesn't look good.
    • 78' Changes for either side now: Baumjohann off, Schmitz on for Schalke and Nagatomo on for Inter at the expense of Thiago Motta.
    • 76' GOAL! Edu lashes in from the edge of the box and Schalke have five! Joy for the German side, absolute despair for Inter!
    • 75' Ooh! Farfan hits the post after yet more comedic defending from Inter! It's so easy for Schalke! In the end Ranocchia saves the day and the ball bounces off the post, but surely another one isn't far off....
    • 74' Schalke break down to the other end, where Edu tries to muscle his way in on goal! He does well, but he's off balance when he shoots and the ball sails into the stands.
    • 73' The corner comes over from Sneijder but nothing comes of it.
    • 72' Eto'o too is doing his best to drag Inter back into this one... he wins Inter's fourth corner of the evening.
    • 70' Milito runs across the face of the penalty box but his shot is blocked.
    • 68' Inter still have hope though as they go forward looking to pull one back.
    • 67' Inter have an absolute mountain to climb now. If the scores stay the same, they'll need to win 3-0 away from home in a fortnight.
    • 66' Papadopoulos goes into the book now.
    • 65' Off the post by Jurado! He lashes on target from the edge of the area and with Julio Cesar sprawling is only denied by the upright! So close to a fifth for Schalke! Inter are rocking!
    • 64' It's just going from bad to worse for Inter here... two goals down and a man down.
    • 63' Inter boss Leonardo makes a quick reshuffle, bringing on Cordoba for Kharja.
    • 62' Chivu is off! It's a second bookable offence for the Romanian - a tackle from behind on Edu - and he sees red for the second straight match!
    • 60' Sarpei now becomes the next name in the referee's note book.
    • 59' Eto'o stretches to reach a cross across the face of goal but he can't quite get there and Inter are frustrated!
    • 58' Four goals conceded at home - not the reaction Leonardo would have wanted from his side following the weekend's Milan derby.
    • 57' GOAL! Schalke grab another! Raul flicks on to Jurado who hares off down the right hand side... he crosses and Ranocchia slides in to clear but only succeeds in knocking the ball into his own net!
    • 54' This is an incredible game! Schalke have scored three times in the Inter's own back yard and, despite the brilliance of Raul, that was yet more poor defending.
    • 53' GOAL! RAUL! Schalke are in the lead! What a goal by the Spanish legend! He turns brilliantly as he receives the ball with his back to goal before holding off the challenge of Chivu and firing past Julio Cesar! Brilliant!
    • 52' Chivu now goes into the book as he takes down Farfan rather cynically. The Romanian will now miss the second leg.
    • 50' And, it has to be said, there still looks to be more goals in this one.
    • 49' Inter have certainly started the second period brightly.
    • 48' Eto'o! Oooh! Cambiasso feeds the striker, who then cuts inside and lets fly! Only a superb stop by Neuer denies him!
    • 47' Oooh! Milito! So close to a third for Inter as Milito runs onto a lovely through pass... he really should score but he only succeeds in firing wide of the mark!
    • 47' No changes to tell you about at the break.
    • 46' Here we go again! Back under way at the Giuseppe Meazza.
    • 45'+3 There goes the half-time whistle. And what a half it has been! The teams head in at the interval locked at 2-2! Let's hope for more of the same after the break.
    • 45'+2 Farfan is pulled up for a tug on Zanetti, and the Peruvian goes into the book for his indiscretion.
    • 44' Three minutes of added time to be played at the end of the first half.
    • 43' Farfan swings over a corner... Matip is able to get his head to it, but it lacks direction.
    • 42' Well, the coaches may be having kittens, but at least it's entertaining for spectators!
    • 41' Yet more sloppy defending from Inter... that's two away goals conceded - how damaging will they prove to be in the end?
    • 40' GOAL! Schalke grab another equaliser! Amazing! It's Edu who bags it, at the second time of asking after beign played through on goal! His first effort is deflected but somehow Julio Cesar manages to stick up a hand to repel it! But it only goes as far as the striker and he finds the back of the net! We're back on level terms!
    • 39' Sneijder does indeed go for goal, but it's a comfortable save for Neuer.
    • 38' Zanetti is brought down and Inter will have a free-kick within shooting distance of the Schalke goal... Sneijder over it...
    • 37' Given the way both sides are defending at the moment, we can expects more goals from this one...
    • 36' Inter have had five attempts on goal. Two have been on target, and both have gone in.
    • 35' That's Milito's first goal of this Champions League campaign! What a time to get it!
    • 34' GOAL! Inter take the lead again! And it's Milito who applies the finishing touch after Cambiasso heads Sneijder's delightful chipped cross back across the face of goal! Sarpei is caught napping and Inter lead 2-1!
    • 32' Maicon takes a tumble and Inter have a free-kick, out on the right hand side.
    • 31' Thiago Motta lets fly from distance, but it's well wide of the mark.
    • 30' Uchida sends over a good looking cross from the Schalke right... headed clear by Ranocchia.
    • 29' At the other end, Milito is caught offside again.
    • 28' Sarpei and Raul link up well on the Schalke left but the latter's eventual cross is claimed by Julio Cesar.
    • 27' Edu goes over under an aerial challenge from Chivu. Free-kick to the German side.
    • 26' Cambiasso looks to dink a ball over the top for Milito, but there's too much on it and Neuer is able to claim.
    • 25' What a 24 minutes Stankovic has had - he scored, was at fault for the equaliser, got booked and was injured in the process. A whirlwind cameo from the Serb!
    • 24' Yes, off goes the injured Stankovic, and on comes Kharja.
    • 23' It looks like Inter are going to be forced into making a change.
    • 22' What a fantastic game to watch - really open, with plenty of attacking - and poor defending - and chances at both ends.
    • 21' Eto'o has the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up for offside. And pretty much everyone in the ground could see that one.
    • 20' Jurado fires on goal and only a great save by Julio Cesar keeps the score level! Inter are rocking at the back!
    • 19' Stankovic looks to make amends with a long ball forward that Milito runs on to... he falls under pressure from Uchida, but the refs's not having any of it.
    • 18' That really was woeful defending from Inter, but on the balance of play, Schalke probably deserve to be level.
    • 17' GOAL! Schalke level things up! Papadopoulos is left all alone by Stankovic at the back post and he fires a downward header on target which somehow Julio Cesar manages to keep out! But the ball falls to Matip six yards out and he lashes into the back of the net!
    • 16' Jurado fancies his chances from distance here... but his effort flies well over Julio Cesar's bar and into the stands behind the goalkeeper.
    • 15' Neuer gets his fist to Sneijder's corner and Schalke come away with the ball.
    • 14' Zanetti weaves his way down to the by-line and he wins a corner off Uchida! Another chance for Sneijder to get a ball over...
    • 13' Oh dear, that's a wild challenge by Stankovic on Baumjohann. Not only does the Serb injure himself in the process, he also picks up a booking.
    • 12' It's a poor delivery from Seijder though and the chance is wasted.
    • 11' Eto'o links up well with Maicon and the Brazilian wins a corner for Inter - the first of the game.
    • 10' Schalke have only ever won three out of 15 Champions League away games.
    • 9' This is great approach play from the visitors now as Sarpei delivers a ball into the middle where Edu manages to get his head to it. Straight at Julio Cesar though.
    • 8' Milito does well on the left flank before crossing to the back stick where Sneijder meets it with a header! But it's a little to high for the Dutchman and the chance passes.
    • 7' There's been a goal at the Bernabeu... Who's got it?
    • 6' Schalke have responded well to going behind. And with Inter's defence already looking a bit shaky, there could be more goals here.
    • 5' Ranocchia gets beaten for pace and Raul is able to get another header on target! This time it's easy for Julio Cesar though.
    • 4' RAUL! Oooh! That's close to an equaliser from the former Real Madrid legend who powers a header just wide of the upright!
    • 3' No team has scored twice in a game against Schalke in the last 15 Champions League matches the German side have played.
    • 2' What a sensational start for Inter! Although Neuer will have to ask himself some questions about that - surely if a keeper is going to clear with a diving header, he should head towards the wings...
    • 1' GOAL! What a goal! What a start! Stankovic lashes in from just inside the half-way line after 27 seconds! Neuer is caught well off his line after he races out to head clear a Cambiasso ball forward with Milito lurking but it only goes as far as Stankovic who hits a first-time effort straight in! Amazing!
    • 1' Here we go then! Schalke get things under way in Italy!
    • 19:42 Here come the teams to that famous theme tune. Inter in their traditional black and blue while Schalke are in all white.
    • 19:40 There's another game tonight - the small matter of Real Madrid against Tottenham. Follow the game at the Bernabeu here
    • 19:35 The winners of this tie will go through to the semi-finals to meet either Manchester United or Chelsea, who play the first leg of their quarter-final at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
    • 19:30 This match is a repeat of the 1997 UEFA Cup final, with both games ending as 1-0 home wins and the German side winning the trophy 4-1 on a penalty shoot-out.
    • 19:25 For Schalke, Christoph Metzelder, who suffered a broken nose against St Pauli at the weekend, plays no part. And Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is nowhere to be seen either.
    • 19:20 So, Diego Milito starts alongside Samuel Eto'o for the Nerazzurri at the expense of Goran Pandev. Otherwise, it's pretty much as expected for Inter, who have Andrea Ranocchia and Cristian Chivu in the middle at the back, with Lucio suspended.
    • 19:15 And tonight's referee is Martin Atkinson from England.
    • 19:10 TEAMS: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Ranocchia, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Motta, Sneijder, Cambiasso, Eto'o, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Cordoba, Kharja, Mariga, Materazzi, Pandev, Nagatomo /// SCHALKE: Neuer, Uchida, Matip, Howedes, Sarpei, Farfan, Papadopoulos, Jurado, Baumjohann, Raul, Edu. Subs: Schober, Escudero, Plestan, Hao, Schmitz, Karimi, Draxler
    • 19:05 Like Schalke, Inter are hardly setting the world ablaze with their domestic form and Leonardo's side head into this encounter still stinging from a 3-0 defeat to city rivals Milan that left them third and their title hopes hanging by a thread. Pato the hero in Milan derby
    • 19:00 Since then, the German side - who are currently lying in 11th in the Bundesliga - have had a change of manager, Ralf Rangnick replacing Felix Magath a week after their victory over Valencia after his predecessor had been fired for "very good reasons".
    • 18:55 Schalke's progress wasn't quite as dramatic, the Bundesliga side brushing aside Valencia 3-1 in the second leg and 4-2 on aggregate. Valencia dumped out by Germans
    • 18:50 Inter booked their place in the final eight with some late heroics against Bayern Munich in the last 16. Last-gasp Inter through
    • 18:45 Reigning European champions Internazionale welcome German side Schalke to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
  • Summary

    • 76' GOAL! Edu lashes in from the edge of the box and Schalke have five! Joy for the German side, absolute despair for Inter!
    • 75' Ooh! Farfan hits the post after yet more comedic defending from Inter! It's so easy for Schalke! In the end Ranocchia saves the day and the ball bounces off the post, but surely another one isn't far off....
    • 65' Off the post by Jurado! He lashes on target from the edge of the area and with Julio Cesar sprawling is only denied by the upright! So close to a fifth for Schalke! Inter are rocking!
    • 62' Chivu is off! It's a second bookable offence for the Romanian - a tackle from behind on Edu - and he sees red for the second straight match!
    • 57' GOAL! Schalke grab another! Raul flicks on to Jurado who hares off down the right hand side... he crosses and Ranocchia slides in to clear but only succeeds in knocking the ball into his own net!
    • 53' GOAL! RAUL! Schalke are in the lead! What a goal by the Spanish legend! He turns brilliantly as he receives the ball with his back to goal before holding off the challenge of Chivu and firing past Julio Cesar! Brilliant!
    • 48' Eto'o! Oooh! Cambiasso feeds the striker, who then cuts inside and lets fly! Only a superb stop by Neuer denies him!
    • 47' Oooh! Milito! So close to a third for Inter as Milito runs onto a lovely through pass... he really should score but he only succeeds in firing wide of the mark!
    • 40' GOAL! Schalke grab another equaliser! Amazing! It's Edu who bags it, at the second time of asking after beign played through on goal! His first effort is deflected but somehow Julio Cesar manages to stick up a hand to repel it! But it only goes as far as the striker and he finds the back of the net! We're back on level terms!
    • 34' GOAL! Inter take the lead again! And it's Milito who applies the finishing touch after Cambiasso heads Sneijder's delightful chipped cross back across the face of goal! Sarpei is caught napping and Inter lead 2-1!
    • 21' Eto'o has the ball in the back of the net, but the flag is up for offside. And pretty much everyone in the ground could see that one.
    • 20' Jurado fires on goal and only a great save by Julio Cesar keeps the score level! Inter are rocking at the back!
    • 17' GOAL! Schalke level things up! Papadopoulos is left all alone by Stankovic at the back post and he fires a downward header on target which somehow Julio Cesar manages to keep out! But the ball falls to Matip six yards out and he lashes into the back of the net!
    • 4' RAUL! Oooh! That's close to an equaliser from the former Real Madrid legend who powers a header just wide of the upright!
    • 1' GOAL! What a goal! What a start! Stankovic lashes in from just inside the half-way line after 27 seconds! Neuer is caught well off his line after he races out to head clear a Cambiasso ball forward with Milito lurking but it only goes as far as Stankovic who hits a first-time effort straight in! Amazing!
    • 19:10 TEAMS: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Ranocchia, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Motta, Sneijder, Cambiasso, Eto'o, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Cordoba, Kharja, Mariga, Materazzi, Pandev, Nagatomo /// SCHALKE: Neuer, Uchida, Matip, Howedes, Sarpei, Farfan, Papadopoulos, Jurado, Baumjohann, Raul, Edu. Subs: Schober, Escudero, Plestan, Hao, Schmitz, Karimi, Draxler

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