Tuesday November 22, 2011 Group Stage: Group B Finished Hüseyin Avni Aker

Trabzonspor 1 - 1 Internazionale

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    Internazionale secured their position as Champions League Group B winners after a 1-1 draw against Trabzonspor at the Hüseyin Avni Aker. More

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    Time:90'
    • Trabzonspor
    • Internazionale
    • 90'+3 There goes the final whistle! And it ends up 1-1! Inter will win Group B and for Trabzonspor, their journey is still very much alive. They end the night in second place.
    • 90'+2 Inter head down to the other end and win a corner, which they take their time over taking.
    • 90'+1 Nothing comes of the good position and Inter can breathe again.
    • 90' Mierzejewski skips past Coutinho and the Brazilian is pulled up for a foul. Danger at the death here...
    • 88' Inter will wind the clock down a little more as Alvarez is replaced by Faraoni, making his debut in the competition.
    • 86' The whistles rise in volume as Inter take possession with the clocking running out.
    • 85' And the hosts make a change as Alanzinho is brought off for Poalo Henrique. Inter make a second substitution with Pazzini coming on for Milito.
    • 85' Alvarez is booked for a tug on Mierzejewski.
    • 82' Time is running out for a decisive goal to be scored here. Less than 10 minutes remaining but Trabzonspor are threatening.
    • 79' Trabzonspor have enjoyed 57 per cent of possession this half, as opposed to 43 in the opening period.
    • 78' Zokora again clashes with Stankovic... again the Serb has a face like thunder.
    • 77' Trabzonspor smell the blood now... they believe once again they can get one over Inter for a second time this season...
    • 76' Off the post! Mierzejewski fires a header against the woodwork! So unlucky from the substitute! And what a delivery from Celustka!
    • 73' Coutinho lets fly from distance, but his effort lacks any kind of control and the ball balloons wide of Zengin's goal.
    • 71' Ooh! Chivu's headed clearance only goes as far as Alanzinho, who fires a terrific shot goalwards! Inches wide of the post with Julio Cesear beaten all ends up!
    • 71' Nagamoto plays in a dangerous ball from the right... Coutinho nearly gets there to score with his first touch but Celustka manages to clear first!
    • 70' Twenty minutes left and as things stand, Inter are going through as group winners...
    • 69' Off goes Zarate and on comes Coutinho in his place.
    • 67' Trabzonspor have far much more to gain - and to lose - than Inter here. Victory would put them on the verge of the knockout phase, but defeat would leave things very much open. Go for the kill, or shut up shop? It's a difficult one.
    • 65' Good tracking back here from Alanzinho, as he races back to dispossess Milito.
    • 64' Here's the first change of the match as Balci is replaced by Mierzejewski.
    • 63' At the other end, Zarate threatens to race clear, but Zengin is off his line quickly to make a crucial block!
    • 62' Altintop heads down to tee up for Burak Yilmaz on the volley! But the striker fails to make a good connection and the chance goes begging!
    • 60' Chance for Zarate! His first effort is blocked by Zengin and then on the follow up, Glowacki makes the block!
    • 58' After that brief strong start to the first half, Inter are now beginning to enjoy a little more possession now - much like the first half.
    • 56' Zokora goes in late on Stankovic... the Serb isn't impressed and maybe that is left over from their verbals in the first half.
    • 55' Chivu takes a tumble under the challenge of Serkan Balci, who has his name taken for his indiscretion.
    • 54' But just as we say that, Stankovic fires a volley on target from the edge of the box, forcing Zengin into a decent save!
    • 53' It's been pretty much all Trabzonspor this half.
    • 52' Burak Yilmaz and Balci link up well and the move leads to a penalty shout for handball against Samuel. No dice from Martin Atkinson.
    • 51' Colman is again being instrumental in this little period of good play from the hosts.
    • 50' Good early pressure from the Turkish side, as in the first half.
    • 49' Burak Yilmaz takes it... not a bad effort but straight at Julio Cesar, who punches clear.
    • 49' Samuel again is pulled up for a foul, this time on Burak Yilmaz. And this is a good position for the hosts.
    • 48' Stankovic and Zokora are having a running commentary between the pair of them tonight. Not sure if there's anything untoward in their words but it seems amicable enough.
    • 47' No changes to tell you about at the break.
    • 46' Here we go again! Back under way in Trabzon!
    • 45'+3 And there goes the half-time whistle. All square in Trabzon and still all to play for on the night.
    • 45'+2 Alvarez's delivery on the corner though is poor and it goes straight out for a goal kick.
    • 45'+1 Ooh! Chance for Inter! Samuel gets up to meet a long ball into the box, but it skims off his head to the back stick where it's turned back into the danger area! Put behind for another corner!
    • 45' Three minutes of injury time to be played at the end of the first half.
    • 44' Samuel is penalised for a push as the ball comes over though and Trabzonspor have a free-kick.
    • 43' Glowacki sldies in to turn the ball behind for an Inter corner now... late chance for Inter to grab the lead again.
    • 42' Glowacki sees yellow for a late challenge on Milito as the game gets a little scrappy towards the end of the half.
    • 41' And here's another free-kick are Alanzinho snaps at Stankovic's heels.
    • 40' Cambiasso takes the resulting free-kick, but it's not the Argentine's best effort and Trabzonspor are able to clear.
    • 39' Kacar is aggrieved here as he is pulled up for a foul on Milito... didn't look to be much in it.
    • 38' Burak Yilmaz is down again and receiving more treatment... the Trabzonspor striker has been in the wars tonight so far.
    • 37' End-to-end stuff now at the Hüseyin Avni Aker. Great to watch for the neutral. Less so if your name is either Claudio Ranieri or Senol Günes.
    • 36' Straight down to the other end and Zarate is through and with a great chance to score! Saved by Zengin, low down to his right!
    • 35' Burak Yilmaz rises high to meet the resulting corner but he directs it straight at Julio Cesar! Real chance wasted...
    • 34' Oooh! Alanzinho nearly puts Trabzonspor into the lead! He receives the ball, turns and fires off a shot that Julio Cesar has to be alert to deal with!
    • 32' Plenty of goals elsewhere tonight, not least in Madrid. Check out all the other scores here
    • 31' Inter are building here... Alvarez cuts inside and lets fly but he drags his effort wide of the mark and Zengin isn't troubled at all.
    • 30' Half an hour gone in this one and the game is nicely poised.
    • 29' Burak Yilmaz tries to run it all the way on his own... he does well but ultimately he meets Samuel and his progress is ended.
    • 28' It opens up a little for Alanzinho but he delays a little too much before pulling the trigger and his eventual shot is blocked.
    • 27' Colman gives away a foul on fellow Argentine Alvarez.
    • 26' Inter have not shared the points in their last 13 Champions League games (seven wins and six defeats).
    • 25' Milito looks to get on the end of Zarate's dinked ball though as Inter bid to hit back straight away. Just too long this time.
    • 24' This game is well and truly on now! The home crowd are re-invigorated!
    • 23' GOAL! TRABZONSPOR ARE BACK ON LEVEL TERMS! Altintop will claim it, but it's a heavily deflected effort from 25 yards that leaves Julio Cesar rooted to the spot! The ball comes off the backside of Samuel before going in off the underside of the bar!
    • 21' What a chance for Burak Yilmaz to level things up! Colman's delightful pass through finds him stretching to get there ahead of Julio Cesar... but he can only watch as his poked effort bounces the wrong side of the post!
    • 20' Altintop looks for a free-kick off Chivu but he's not going to get it this time.
    • 19' Inter are on their way to a fourth straight Champions League victory - such a contrast with their Serie A form.
    • 19' That really was made to look simple. Brilliant by Inter, but Trabzonspor's defence were made to look like schoolboys.
    • 18' GOAL! Inter take the lead! And what a goal it is by Alvarez! He plays a one-two with Milito that cuts right through the hosts' defence and he matches the approach play with a cool side-footed finish!
    • 17' Inter have conceded the joint-most goals in the last 15 minutes of play in the 2011/12 Champions League (three, alongside Otelul Galati).
    • 16' The television cameras keep running along the Inter bench. It's certainly a strong one tonight, including the likes of Pazzinni, Thiago Motta and Coutinho.
    • 15' Before tonight, Trabzonspor had the worst shooting accuracy of this Champions League campaign: only 25 per cent of their shots have been on target (seven out of 28).
    • 14' Here come Trabzonspor again... Burak Yilmaz lets fly with a speculative half-volley from 30 yards out... Julio Cesar claims easily enough.
    • 13' Looks like he'll be fine... much to the relief of the home fans.
    • 12' Burak Yilmaz lands awkwardly and he stays down... this is not what the hosts want to see...
    • 11' Chivu hits the deck as he moves into the Trabzonspor penalty area... he's looking for a spot kick and the referee blows up! But he marches over to the Romanian and brandishes a yellow card for diving!
    • 10' This is the fourth meeting between these two sides in European competitions: the Turkish giants lead by two wins to one.
    • 9' Inter are just trying to get a foothold in the game now. And they're succeeding with Cambiasso in the middle of the park using the ball well.
    • 8' Milito goes down clutching the side of his face following a clash with Kacar. Looks like he took a blow to the ear, but he'll be okay.
    • 7' Inter look to build from the back - the whistles and jeers from the crowd tell you the visitors are in possession - but Zarate's clipped ball over is too long in the end and the move breaks down.
    • 6' Kacar now has a pop on goal from distance... this one's well wide, but this has been a decent start from the hosts.
    • 5' The free-kick goes straight into the wall, but Burak wins a corner with a determined run and deflected shot soon after.
    • 4' Burak takes an elbow from Samuel and Trabzonspor have a free-kick in a dangerous position... Samuel, naturally, gives a look of "who, me?".
    • 3' The stadium is packed - and bouncing already tonight.
    • 2' Celustka cuts inside and lets fly with an early pop at goal! Decent effort from the scorer of the only goal of the last game, but wide of the mark.
    • 2' The hosts on the front foot straight away as they look to impose themselves on this match early on.
    • 1' Here we go! Under way in Trabzon!
    • 19:42 Here come the teams! Trabzonspor in their traditional maroon and blue kit, Inter in their away kit of all white.
    • 19:40 You'd think a draw would suit both sides, but surely the hosts are going to go for the kill in what will be a sensational double over Inter this season.
    • 19:35 The result in Russia also means that Inter are now assured of a place in the knockout phases. A draw for them tonight will ensure they claim top spot and go through as group winners.
    • 19:30 In tonight's other Group B match, Lille enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win over CSKA Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. That now leaves Lille, CSKA and Trabzonspor all on five points heading into this later kick-off - and plays into the Turkish side's hands. If they can get something from this one they can steal a march on their rivals in the race for second place. Lille cruise past CSKA
    • 19:25 For Trabzonspor, Giray Kacar and Burak Yilmaz both return to the starting XI, but Paolo Henrique settles for a place on the bench. Tayfun Cora and Onur Kivrak are out with long-term injuries.
    • 19:20 So, no Coutinho tonight after all - he has to settle for a place on the bench - but keeper Julio Cesar, who returned from a month-long injury at the weekend, does continue in between the sticks. Maicon misses out with a thigh problem.
    • 19:15 Tonight's referee is Martin Atkinson (England).
    • 19:10 TRABZONSPOR: Zengin, Celustka, Glowacki, Kacar, Cech, Balci, Zokora, Colman, Alanzinho, Altintop, Yilmaz. Subs: Kivrak, Mierzejewski, Henrique, Atas, Yumlu, Akgun, Pawel Brozek /// INTERNAZIONALE: Julio Cesar, Nagatomo, Samuel, Lucio, Chivu, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Alvarez, Stankovic, Zarate, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Pazzini, Thiago Motta, Obi, Ranocchia, Coutinho, Faraoni
    • 19:05 It won't be easy going to Trabzon though, especially without Wesley Sneijder, who has been ruled out with a thigh strain. Coutinho replaced him at the weekend and he is likely to once again.
    • 19:00 That result, off the back of a defeat on the opening day of the Serie A season, gave cause for real concern at Inter, but under Claudio Ranieri, the Nerazzurri have steadied the ship somewhat since then - in the Champions League at least - and they now find themselves on the verge of booking a ticket to the knockout phase.
    • 18:55 As esteemed reader Deji points out, revenge is on the menu tonight - back in the middle of September, Trabzonspor stunned Inter at the Stadio Guiseppe Meazza in Milan where Ondrej Celustka's late goal gave the Turkish side all three points.
    • 18:50 Inter currently top Group B with nine points, four ahead of CSKA Moscow and tonight's opponents, with Lille propping up the table on two points. Group B details
    • 18:45 Internazionale travel to Trabzonspor's Hüseyin Avni Aker in Trabzon looking for the draw that will see them join city rivals AC Milan in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
  • Summary

    • 76' Off the post! Mierzejewski fires a header against the woodwork! So unlucky from the substitute! And what a delivery from Celustka!
    • 71' Ooh! Chivu's headed clearance only goes as far as Alanzinho, who fires a terrific shot goalwards! Inches wide of the post with Julio Cesear beaten all ends up!
    • 62' Altintop heads down to tee up for Burak Yilmaz on the volley! But the striker fails to make a good connection and the chance goes begging!
    • 60' Chance for Zarate! His first effort is blocked by Zengin and then on the follow up, Glowacki makes the block!
    • 54' But just as we say that, Stankovic fires a volley on target from the edge of the box, forcing Zengin into a decent save!
    • 45'+1 Ooh! Chance for Inter! Samuel gets up to meet a long ball into the box, but it skims off his head to the back stick where it's turned back into the danger area! Put behind for another corner!
    • 36' Straight down to the other end and Zarate is through and with a great chance to score! Saved by Zengin, low down to his right!
    • 35' Burak Yilmaz rises high to meet the resulting corner but he directs it straight at Julio Cesar! Real chance wasted...
    • 34' Oooh! Alanzinho nearly puts Trabzonspor into the lead! He receives the ball, turns and fires off a shot that Julio Cesar has to be alert to deal with!
    • 23' GOAL! TRABZONSPOR ARE BACK ON LEVEL TERMS! Altintop will claim it, but it's a heavily deflected effort from 25 yards that leaves Julio Cesar rooted to the spot! The ball comes off the backside of Samuel before going in off the underside of the bar!
    • 21' What a chance for Burak Yilmaz to level things up! Colman's delightful pass through finds him stretching to get there ahead of Julio Cesar... but he can only watch as his poked effort bounces the wrong side of the post!
    • 18' GOAL! Inter take the lead! And what a goal it is by Alvarez! He plays a one-two with Milito that cuts right through the hosts' defence and he matches the approach play with a cool side-footed finish!
    • 19:10 TRABZONSPOR: Zengin, Celustka, Glowacki, Kacar, Cech, Balci, Zokora, Colman, Alanzinho, Altintop, Yilmaz. Subs: Kivrak, Mierzejewski, Henrique, Atas, Yumlu, Akgun, Pawel Brozek /// INTERNAZIONALE: Julio Cesar, Nagatomo, Samuel, Lucio, Chivu, Zanetti, Cambiasso, Alvarez, Stankovic, Zarate, Milito. Subs: Castellazzi, Pazzini, Thiago Motta, Obi, Ranocchia, Coutinho, Faraoni

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    Manager: Senol Günes

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    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

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