Wednesday April 13, 2011 Quarter-final Finished Veltins-Arena

Schalke 04 2 - 1 Internazionale

  • Raúl 45’
  • Höwedes 81’
  • Motta 49’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Schalke 04
    • Internazionale
    • 90+1 Nope, the ref ends it all and Schalke are in the semi-finals for the first time - where they will face Manchester United. Yikes!
    • 90' Schalke have the ball now and this should be it, unless the rather fussy ref plays a full compliment of stoppage time.
    • 89' The free-kick yields an Inter corner but Eto'o falls over, claims for a penalty ignored even by his own team-mates.
    • 88' Schmitz is booked for his first bit of work, which is hardly worth the card. Fussy for a nothing foul.
    • 87' Pandev has a try from well out but it's weak and trickles into Neuer's arms.
    • 86' Finally Inter have the free-kick but Maicon's ball is weak and headed clear.
    • 85' A delay because Schalke want to make a change, Jurado off for Schmitz.
    • 84' Free-kick to Inter on the right but Maicon takes it too quickly.
    • 82' They should probably just put Inter out of their misery here. They look broken.
    • 81' GOAL SCHALKE! Booming low finish by Howedes to continued his run from the back, Raul sliding him past a hapless offside trap and the young defender lashing it home.
    • 80' Jurado with a super run and cross that Raul was set to finish but Rannocchia with a desperate clearance.
    • 79' Inter still have it as the ball bursts to Maicon on the right but Sarpei blocks the cross, corner.
    • 78' Maicon initially does well down the right but can't get the cross away.
    • 77' SCHALKE SUB: Edu comes off for Charisteas. Like for like.
    • 76' Wide to Maicon on the wing but his drilled ball is easy for Howedes to clear.
    • 75' Brilliant effort from Sneijder, just wide from all of 30 yards as it rose, curled and dipped.
    • 74' Free-kick to Inter some way out, Sneijder to take...
    • 73' Draxler coming on in a change for Schalke, Baumjohann making way.
    • 72' Long and ultimately fruitless chase for Edu as Schalke push forward.
    • 71' Eto'o lets fly with a curling shot from outside the penalty area. Good shape to it, but the ball started out too far wide.
    • 70' Sneijder almost puts Milito through but intercepted and Schalke clear.
    • 69' Both sides are going through the motions now. Well, it seems that way - Inter could just be a touch wooden you now.
    • 68' Milito has a crack from range but well over. Not even a half chance,
    • 67' That is weak refereeing from the Slovenian - he showed the card because of Maicon's reaction. Nothing wrong with that challenge.
    • 66' Maicon is angry with Papadopoulos after he slides into a loose ball that Cesar was slow to meet. It was a backpass too, so no idea why the ref books him.
    • 65' Lies, it was a corner. And Matic flies in to head it over!
    • 64' Jurado skips into the box but a good tackle from Lucio takes the ball into touch. Throw.
    • 63' Sneijder slides Pandev in but the Macedonian is a shade offside.
    • 62' Sneijder lofts a ball into the box and for once Eto'o isn't on the left but he heads well over.
    • 61' HOWEDES MAKES IT 2-1! Lashing it into the roof of the net after the corner finds him at the far post but a very late flag - just offside.
    • 60' Succession of corners for Schalke as they look at eating down the minutes...
    • 59 Motta takes out Jurado as he raced through and that is a booking.
    • 58' Eto'o with some great footwork to weave in and out and in again but his shot is blocked then he gives away a free-kick.
    • 57' Rannocchia slides in on Baumjohann and Schalke have a corner on the right.
    • 56' Milito almost wriggles away into the box but Schalke clear.
    • 55' Inter look more confident after that goal but they still lack urgency.
    • 54' A bit of clowning from Cesar but eventually he gets hold of the ball after almost taking Baumjohann out and dropping the ball.
    • 53' Inter holding on to the ball now... They need to get a second quickly if they are to rattle Schalke.
    • 51' Maicon gets forward and crosses, headed away for a throw.
    • 50' Because of the away goals rule, Inter need four more now.
    • 49' GOAL INTER! A right mess on the corner, Schalke failing to clear it and Lucio flicks it home. No, Motta. Motta. 1-1; 6-3.
    • 48' Milito with a super diagonal run to race on to a pass from Maicon but the finish is blocked by Howedes, corner.
    • 47' Sir Alex Ferguson is present with assistant Michael Phelan - checking out the opposition, and quite possibly Manuel Neuer...
    • 46' INTER SUB: No, Leo, bad decision. Stankovic comes off for Pandev. Yes, Pandev is a good call but Stankovic is your best player on form right now. Take off Nagatomo, and put Zanetti at full-back!
    • 46' The second half is underway. Inter need five goals now.
    • 45+1 Half-time and Schalke are 1-0 up on the night and 6-2 overall.
    • 45' That is Raul's 71st Champions League goal as he extends his overall European record and equals Andriy Shevchenko's record of 18 in the knock-out stages. Clap clap.
    • 44' RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL! Great ball by Jurado to release him in the middle, he shows a great little burst of acceleration and rounds the keeper and slots it home. Classic Raul - comedy defending from Inter though, parting like an Emo's haircut.
    • 43' Nagatomo crosses in but Papadopoulos heads behind for a corner, seemingly unaware that he could leave it.
    • 42' A yellow card for Raul of all people after he just about fouls Sneijder. Odd, was barely any contact and not dangerous or cynical.
    • 41' Sneijder on the left, where much of their attacking is, Eto'o cuts back inside to shoot but that was speculative and it hits Howedes.
    • 40' Maicon leaves Edu in a heap and Schalke have some respite on the right. I say respite but really they're pretty comfortable.
    • 39' Schalke are caught out by a Stankovic ball in and Maicon flies across but he flicks it wide!
    • 38' Inter are starting to get a hold on possession now but, just as I say that, they give it away.
    • 37' Sneijder wide to Eto'o, now Sneijder again, to Stankovic but he's crowded out and Metzelder clears.
    • 36' GREAT SAVE NEUER! Stankovic with a lovely effort from some way out but the Germany keeper gets a strong hand on it flying across.
    • 35' Poor cross from Uchida on the right that bobbles out for an Inter goal kick.
    • 34' Schalke now get forward and choose to slow it down on their right wing..
    • 33' Inter have a free-kick around 30 yards out, to the right so Sneijder should cross but he shoots, straight into the wall, terrible and a waste of effort for all the defenders who went up for it.
    • 32' Baumjohann stops an Eto'o-Sneijder attack and races up but Nagatomo harasses him into a loose ball.
    • 31' Raul shows some gas down the left but Lucio gets back and muscles him off the ball.
    • 30' A bit of mouth from Lucio after he's penalised for a push and the ref tells him to zip it. He doesn't and he is booked. Stupid from him, now he can't make a tackle.
    • 29' Great run by Jurado as he skips away from three challenges but the shot is blocked by Lucio.
    • 28' Stankovic almost threads Eto'o in down the left but Schalke intercept and clear.
    • 27' Lovely flick as he falls by Eto'o to release Nagatomo but his cross is straight at Neuer.
    • 26' Eto'o on the left slips on the edge of the box. No foul says the ref.
    • 25' Nasty kick into the heels from Metzelder on Milito. No card though. He looks scary in his mask, a bit Anthony Hopkins.
    • 24' Foul on Neuer as another corner finds Eto'o overdoing it in the six-yard box.
    • 23' Another corner as Raul covers the back post for the second ball. Taken short, Maicon to Eto'o who races in and shoots but he drags it well wide. Poor.
    • 22' Loads of space for Eto'o on the left as he races into the box and shoots, but it's deflected wide for a corner. Had Milito to aim at, should have cut it back.
    • 21' Baumjohann is blocked off by Stankovic and Inter have a free-kick. Did I say this was scrappy?
    • 20' Poor delivery in the end, Edu nowhere near it and Inter clear.
    • 19' Rannocchia trips Papadopoulos right on the edge of the box, to the right. Free-kick Schalke...
    • 18' Eto'o cuts in from the left and tries a give-and-go with Sneijder but the return is very heavy.
    • 17' Raul with some great skill to turn Rannocchia inside and out as he gets on to a diagonal ball, but Nagatomo and Motta surround him and in the end he commits a foul.
    • 16' Super cross from Jurado on the left and Raul attacks it but the header is too close to Cesar! He was just onside but couldn't get enough power behind it.
    • 14' Motta handles but Schalke don't do anything with the free-kick.
    • 13' A bit scrappy now which suits Schalke. Passes not finding destiinations.
    • 12' Eto'o bounds down the left, now Sneijder on the ball, he gets it on the left and the cross causes problems but Metzelder heads clear.
    • 11' Corner to Inter on the right after good work from Eto'o. Sneijder trots over to take... Motta heads well over.
    • 10' Raul with a tackle in midfield that the fans appreciate. Schalke decide against the quick break and keep it tight in midfield.
    • 9' Maicon on the overlap but the pass is too early for him.
    • 8' An all-Japanese clash between Uchida and Nagatomo, playing as opposing full-backs. Cheers from the fans as they slide in.
    • 7' Schalke's Sarpei plays a great ball in for Raul which he takes down beautifully but he is crowded out by Inter defenders.
    • 6' That was a naughty little barge from Stankovic and rightly a free-kick is awarded.
    • 5' Great control by Sneijder and a rasping strike but Neuer is too good for that to beat him. He then collides with Stankovic as the Serb comes across him and is none too happy.
    • 4' A bit of bother between Raul and Lucio but the ref calms it down...
    • 3' Corner to Schalke on the right which Jurado will curl in... nicked away by Lucio and Inter clear.
    • 2' Inter show a bit of the composure at the back that was sorely missing in the first leg, as Rannocchia and Lucio bring it away.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Veltins Arena!
    • 19:40 The teams are out in Gelsinkirchen. Schalke are overwhelming favourites - but so were Inter in the first leg!
    • 19:35 This promises to be a cracker - the bookies have Inter at 20/1 to qualify, which would require an almighty trounding.
    • 19:30 Inter boss Leonardo: "I continue to be optimistic, our goals have not changed. Anything is possible."
    • 19:25 Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick: "We are leading 5-2 at half-time. Now we have to go out and be equally dominant as in Milan. We will play as if it is 0-0. We are very nea. Inter have a great offence but are vulnerable at the back. Because Inter will come out attacking we will have spaces. We want to use them."
    • 19:20 INTER TEAM NEWS: Samuel is back in the squad after five months out but only fit for the bench. Also Cristian Chivu was sent off in the 5-2 loss and is banned, so Japan's Yuto Nagatomo steps up. Otherwise, full strength with Goran Pandev making way for an in-form Diego Milito.
    • 19:15 SCHALKE TEAM NEWS: Farfan has a ready-made replacement tonight in Joel Matip, otherwise there are no surprises in the home side's XI with Klaas Jan Huntelaar out injured surprise star Edu continues up front with Raul.
    • 19:10 TEAMS - Schalke: 1-Manuel Neuer; 22-Atsuto Uchida, 21-Christoph Metzelder, 4-Benedikt Hoewedes, 2-Hans Sarpei; 11-Alexander Baumjohann, 32-Joel Matip, 14-Kyriakos Papadopoulos, 18-Jose Jurado; 9-Edu, 7-Raul /// Inter: 1-Julio Cesar; 13-Maicon, 6-Lucio, 15-Andrea Ranocchia, 55-Yuto Nagatomo; 4-Javier Zanetti, 8-Thiago Motta, 10-Wesley Sneijder, 5-Dejan Stankovic; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 22-Diego Milito.
    • 19:05 Peru forward Jefferson Farfan is out of this match due to suspension; for Inter Walter Samuel is back in the squad after a knee injury while Lucio returns from a domestic ban. A epidemic of flu has been dealt with meaning Wesley Sneijder and Houssine Kharja are available.
    • 19:00 FACT: Since 2005 Inter have won just nine away games in the Champions League but eight of these were by a one-goal margin.
    • 18:55 FACT: Schalke are unbeaten at home against Italian opposition in five matches in European competitions.
    • 18:50 FACT: Schalke have won all four Champions League home games so far this season, netting 11 goals and shipping two.
    • 18:45 Schalke protect a comfortable 5-2 lead at home to Internazionale in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final - but anything can happen with the players Inter have, so don't miss a thing LIVE from 7.45pm!
  • Summary

    • 81' GOAL SCHALKE! Booming low finish by Howedes to continued his run from the back, Raul sliding him past a hapless offside trap and the young defender lashing it home.
    • 75' Brilliant effort from Sneijder, just wide from all of 30 yards as it rose, curled and dipped.
    • 65' Lies, it was a corner. And Matic flies in to head it over!
    • 61' HOWEDES MAKES IT 2-1! Lashing it into the roof of the net after the corner finds him at the far post but a very late flag - just offside.
    • 49' GOAL INTER! A right mess on the corner, Schalke failing to clear it and Lucio flicks it home. No, Motta. Motta. 1-1; 6-3.
    • 44' RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLL! Great ball by Jurado to release him in the middle, he shows a great little burst of acceleration and rounds the keeper and slots it home. Classic Raul - comedy defending from Inter though, parting like an Emo's haircut.
    • 39' Schalke are caught out by a Stankovic ball in and Maicon flies across but he flicks it wide!
    • 36' GREAT SAVE NEUER! Stankovic with a lovely effort from some way out but the Germany keeper gets a strong hand on it flying across.
    • 16' Super cross from Jurado on the left and Raul attacks it but the header is too close to Cesar! He was just onside but couldn't get enough power behind it.
    • 19:10 TEAMS - Schalke: 1-Manuel Neuer; 22-Atsuto Uchida, 21-Christoph Metzelder, 4-Benedikt Hoewedes, 2-Hans Sarpei; 11-Alexander Baumjohann, 32-Joel Matip, 14-Kyriakos Papadopoulos, 18-Jose Jurado; 9-Edu, 7-Raul /// Inter: 1-Julio Cesar; 13-Maicon, 6-Lucio, 15-Andrea Ranocchia, 55-Yuto Nagatomo; 4-Javier Zanetti, 8-Thiago Motta, 10-Wesley Sneijder, 5-Dejan Stankovic; 9-Samuel Eto'o, 22-Diego Milito.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • M. Neuer
      • A. Uchida
      • C. Metzelder
      • B. Höwedes Goal
      • H. Sarpei
      • J. Matip
      • K. Papadopoulos Yellow Card
      • A. Baumjohann Substitution Out (73′)
      • Jurado Substitution Out (87′)
      • Raúl Goal Yellow Card
      • Edu Substitution Out (77′)

      Subs

      • A. Charisteas Substitution In77′
      • N. Plestan
      • A. Karimi
      • J. Hao
      • M. Schober
      • L. Schmitz Substitution In87′ Yellow Card
      • J. Draxler Substitution In73′
    • Starting line-up

      • Júlio César
      • Maicon
      • A. Ranocchia Yellow Card
      • Lúcio Yellow Card
      • Y. Nagatomo
      • T. Motta Goal Yellow Card
      • J. Zanetti
      • D. Stankovic Substitution Out (45′)
      • W. Sneijder Substitution Out (80′)
      • S. Eto'o
      • D. Milito

      Subs

      • L. Castellazzi
      • M. Materazzi
      • G. Pandev Substitution In45′
      • H. Kharja
      • E. Cambiasso
      • I. Córdoba
      • Philippe Coutinho Substitution In80′
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