Sunday October 21, 2012 Day 8 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 2 - 0 Catania

  • Cassano 28’
  • Palacio 85’

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  1. Italian Serie A - Depleted Inter beat Catania

    Italian Serie A - Depleted Inter beat Catania

    Internazionale closed to within four points of leaders Juventus with a 2-0 win over Catania courtesy of strikes by Antonio Cassano and Rodrigo Palacio. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Catania
    • 90' FT Inter Milan 2-0 Catania
    • 89' Gomez swings a ball in from the right - but it's a comfortable take by Handanovic. That's surely it for Catania.
    • 87' Catania doggedly looking for a way back, but this game is beyond the visitors now.
    • 85' Palacio scores a stunning volley to finally put this game beyond Catania! Milito clips a ball to the left, Palacio takes a touch with his chest and volleys superbly beyond Andujar. Fantastic goal.
    • 84' GOAL! Inter Milan 2-0 Catania (Palacio)
    • 82' Alvarez misses another huge chance! Milito finds him in space on the left but he takes too long to shoot and Andujar makes a comfortable save.
    • 80' Inter head out yet another corner - but can they stand firm for another ten minutes?
    • 79' Guarin is pretty much assaulted by Spolli - but the referee doesn't give it. The home fans enraged by that.
    • 77' Ranocchia hits the post for Inter! Cambiasso shows fantastic determination to dig out a cross from the left and Ranocchia meets it with a thumping header - but it comes back off the post.
    • 75' Big chance for the substitute Alvarez! Milito slips him in and Alvarez rolls the ball beautifully past the defender, but he runs out of space and his shot is blocked.
    • 74' Almiron sees a deflected effort go just wide. Catania fancying their chances here.
    • 72' Zanetti picks out Milito from the right, but Milito mishits his shot and the ball loops into the air and over the bar.
    • 71' Inter sub: Guarin on, Mudingayi off
    • 70' Cassano receives a standing ovation as he goes off. But a Catania chance as Almiron almost heads in at the far post.
    • 68' Inter sub: Alvarez on, Cassano off
    • 66' Catania sub: Castro on, Izco off
    • 65' Chance for Palacio, who heads wide when he should really hit the target.
    • 63' Inter have still not put Catania to bed, as Milito forces Andujar to palm away his low shot.
    • 62' Palacio heads out for a Catania corner. More pressure from the visitors here - who head out this time.
    • 60' Inter sub: Gargano on, Obi off.
    • 58' Its's a high risk strategy though, as Zanetti gets forward but his cross is harmless.
    • 57' Inter fans seem a little tense at the moment. Catania have turned their 4-5-1 into a 4-3-3 and are looking a threat.
    • 55' Brilliant play by Cassano, who finds space in the box and puts a low ball across the face of goal - but the outstretched Palacio cannot make contact.
    • 53' But Catania are not done here. Inter being pinned back.
    • 51' Inter pressing here. Clearly looking to put this game to bed early in the second half.
    • 49' Cassano rolls the ball into the path of Palacio, but Catania stand firm to keep him out.
    • 47' Gomez is marginally offside as he tests Handanovic with a low effort.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. Catania get the second half underway.
    • HT Which way will this one go? Can Inter win the title this season? Tweet me your thoughts
    • 45' HT Inter Milan 1-0 Catania.
    • 44' Huge miss by Catania! Izso finds space at the far post but puts his free header wide. Awful miss, the second of the half by Catania.
    • 43' Milito took a hit to the ribs, but he is back on as Inter look to see out the remaining couple of minutes of the half.
    • 41' Milito is clattered by Almiron and is receiving treatment.
    • 39' Palacio is clipped as he latches onto Milito's flick, but he is wrongly flagged offside!
    • 37' Zanetti clips the ball in from the left, but his compatriot Cambiasso just goes to early and is flagged offside.
    • 35' But Inter remain a threat on the break. Cassano still running the show.
    • 33' Catania seeing far more of the ball since the goal. Inter being forced to chase the ball here.
    • 31' Catania looking to respond immediately as Marchese forces Handanovic into a flying save to his left to keep out a venomous drive by the defender.
    • 29' Cassano has been the main threat, and he deserves that goal.
    • 28' Milito rolls the ball back to Cambiasso, who swings a beautiful cross to the far post and Cassano heads in well at the far post.
    • 27' GOAL! Inter Milan 1-0 Catania (Cassano)
    • 25' Catania are keeping Milito quiet, but Cassano is getting all the space he wants at the moment. The most influential player so far.
    • 23' Obi cuts in from the right and has a good effort from 25 yards, but Andujar makes the save.
    • 22' Cassano clips the ball towards Milito from the left, but Milito's shot is blocked at source.
    • 20' This remains a very open game and there are gaps appearing at the back for Inter. Catania may be able to expose them.
    • 18' Wonderful pass by Cassano finds Palacio, but his free header is straight at Andujar. Chance.
    • 17' Cassano a constant menace, but this time he just mistimes his run and is flagged offside.
    • 16' Chance for Catania! Marchese gets behind the Inter defence at the far post, but he can't dig the ball from under his feet and Handanovic smothers.
    • 14' Palacio robs Gomez and drives down the right, but his cross is overhit and sails over Cassano's head.
    • 13' Loti swings the free-kick into the box, but Inter get it away.
    • 12' Cheap free-kick given away by Samuel 25 yards from the Inter goal.
    • 10' Cassano receives a long ball in the box, but Andujar is quick off his line before Cassano can get a shot away.
    • 9' Catania feeling their way into the contest now. Ranocchia forced to do some defensive work.
    • 7' Huge let-off for Inter, who have continued to dominate regardless. Catania being put under pressure defensively.
    • 6' Huge chance for Catania! Almiron darts between Inter's centre-backs but fires over from 12 yards. He has to score that!
    • 4' Milito turns well in the box but he is eventually muscled out of it.
    • 3' Inter linking really well early on. Milito, Cassano and Palacio all seeing a lot of the ball.
    • 2' Palacio plays a neat ball through to Cassano, but he is just flagged offside.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Inter get us underway.
    • 13.55 INTER MILAN: Handanovic, Zanetti, Palacio, Mudingayi, Cambiasso, Obi, Milito, Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus, Cassano. SUBS: Belec, Cincilla, Silvestre, Coutinho, Alvarez, Guarin, Gargano, Pereira, Mbaye, Ducan, Jonathan, Livaja /// CATANIA: Andujar, Spolli, Almiron, Legrottaglie, Bergessio, Lodi, Marchese, Izco, Gomez, Alvarez, Barrientos. SUBS: Frison, Potenza, Rolin, Morimoto, Castro, Ricchiuti, Biagianti, Salifu, Capuano, Messina, Doukara.
    • 13.50 Historically Inter Milan have a excellent record against todays visitors, winning 21 matches and losing just five with four draws. But Catania won last season’s corresponding fixture 2-1.
    • 13.45 Catania have made a great to the season and sit in a very respectable seventh position. However, their away form has been poor this season. They have lost their previous two away games 4-0 to Bologna and 2-0 against Fiorentina and have failed to win in their last 10 away trips, so Inter Milan will fancy their chances of condemning Catania to more away day misery.
    • 13.40 Inter have a few notable absentees for the visit of Catania. Snejider, Chivu and Stankovic remain sidelined with injury as Andrea Stramaccioni looks set to name the same line up that beat AC Milan last time out.
    • 13.35 Inter Milan welcome top half side Catania to the San Siro as the hosts look to keep their title aspirations on track. A victory for Inter will see them sit four points behind Juventus and just one point behind second placed Napoli
    • 13.30 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of this Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Catania.
  • Summary

    • 85' Palacio scores a stunning volley to finally put this game beyond Catania! Milito clips a ball to the left, Palacio takes a touch with his chest and volleys superbly beyond Andujar. Fantastic goal.
    • 84' GOAL! Inter Milan 2-0 Catania (Palacio)
    • 82' Alvarez misses another huge chance! Milito finds him in space on the left but he takes too long to shoot and Andujar makes a comfortable save.
    • 77' Ranocchia hits the post for Inter! Cambiasso shows fantastic determination to dig out a cross from the left and Ranocchia meets it with a thumping header - but it comes back off the post.
    • 75' Big chance for the substitute Alvarez! Milito slips him in and Alvarez rolls the ball beautifully past the defender, but he runs out of space and his shot is blocked.
    • 55' Brilliant play by Cassano, who finds space in the box and puts a low ball across the face of goal - but the outstretched Palacio cannot make contact.
    • 44' Huge miss by Catania! Izso finds space at the far post but puts his free header wide. Awful miss, the second of the half by Catania.
    • 31' Catania looking to respond immediately as Marchese forces Handanovic into a flying save to his left to keep out a venomous drive by the defender.
    • 28' Milito rolls the ball back to Cambiasso, who swings a beautiful cross to the far post and Cassano heads in well at the far post.
    • 27' GOAL! Inter Milan 1-0 Catania (Cassano)
    • 18' Wonderful pass by Cassano finds Palacio, but his free header is straight at Andujar. Chance.
    • 16' Chance for Catania! Marchese gets behind the Inter defence at the far post, but he can't dig the ball from under his feet and Handanovic smothers.
    • 6' Huge chance for Catania! Almiron darts between Inter's centre-backs but fires over from 12 yards. He has to score that!
    • 13.55 INTER MILAN: Handanovic, Zanetti, Palacio, Mudingayi, Cambiasso, Obi, Milito, Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan Jesus, Cassano. SUBS: Belec, Cincilla, Silvestre, Coutinho, Alvarez, Guarin, Gargano, Pereira, Mbaye, Ducan, Jonathan, Livaja /// CATANIA: Andujar, Spolli, Almiron, Legrottaglie, Bergessio, Lodi, Marchese, Izco, Gomez, Alvarez, Barrientos. SUBS: Frison, Potenza, Rolin, Morimoto, Castro, Ricchiuti, Biagianti, Salifu, Capuano, Messina, Doukara.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Internazionale

    Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni

  • Catania

    Manager: Rolando Maran

  • Line-up

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      Goal 6.6 -
      Goal Substitution Out69′ 7 -
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      Substitution In81′ 4.9 -

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  1. ooo...a supergoal by Palacio!

    From Yudho, on Sun 21 Oct 15:45
  2. stupid inter....they wasted so many chances..

    From Yudho, on Sun 21 Oct 15:39
  3. Alvarez is playing like a lady....how can he do it...he­ must score!

    From Yudho, on Sun 21 Oct 15:34
  4. Inter was lucky, as it was not conceded a goal up to 70­ minutes...

    From Yudho, on Sun 21 Oct 15:31
  5. Forza Inter!

    From Mr.EvoLuTioN, on Sun 21 Oct 13:03
  6. inter 4 catania 0

    From Mark, on Sun 21 Oct 10:30
  7. Forza Inter ! 3 more points for strama :)

    From Nerazzuri, on Sun 21 Oct 0:59
  8. gooo Catania!! 1-2 for the sicilians! bergessio and­ lodi! forza catania.

    From Joe, on Sat 20 Oct 23:40
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