Saturday January 12, 2013 Day 20 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 2 - 0 Pescara

  • Palacio 30’
  • Guarin 54’

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  1. Serie A - Easy for Inter at home to Pescara

    Serie A - Easy for Inter at home to Pescara

    Internazionale went third in Serie A after a straightforward 2-0 dismantling of Pescara at the Giuseppe Meazza. More

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    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Pescara
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    • - Lovely finish from Palacio then to start it all off. On a strange final note, I call my cat Rodrigo Palacio (he's gone from Rodney to Rodders to Roderigo to Rodrigo Palacio). You definitely won't want to follow me with random thoughts like that. But just in case... Follow/tweet me @symco_eurosport
    • 90+3' All over - Inter go third in Serie A with a straightforward three points.
    • 90' There will be three minutes added on.
    • 88' Pereira attacks a Zanetti cross only for Bjarnason to jump and put him off.
    • 87' Inter's final change: Palacio leaves to applause, replaced by Diego Milito, who is not 100 per cent fit.
    • 85' Easy for Inter in the final stages. Rocchi sent long but chooses to retain possession.
    • 83' Weiss has assisted four of Pescara’s last seven goals in Serie A.
    • 82' Pescara change: Weiss replaced by Gianluca Caprari.
    • 81' Palacio fires well wide of the near post when looking for a cross-cum-shot.
    • 80' Pereira returns the favour, crossing low for Rocchi from the left but his instinctive finish is blocked by a defender.
    • 80' Rocchi running with the ball from right to left and leaves it for Pereira to strike hard from 16 yards out on the left, pushed away by Perin.
    • 78' Inter change: Gabriel Mudingayi - on loan from Bologna - on for Guarin, who leaves to a good reception from the home fans.
    • 77' Shockingly bad swipe at a volley from Jonathas, who has been on the ball quite often in this second period and done nothing with it.
    • 77' Pescara change: Elvis is on! Elvis Abbruscato, that is - in attack for Celik.
    • 76' Palacio racing down the right of the box, skipping past a challenge but running out of pitch with Rocchi waiting in the middle.
    • 74' Rocchi attacks a low cross from the left for Inter but his first-time shot is blocked.
    • 73' Jonathas attacks Chivu down the outside on the right and goes down again as he loses his footing. He is furious with the official behind the goal as he felt he was pushed off the ball.
    • 72' Before this game, Perin made the most saves of anyone in Serie A this season - 91. 15 of these were made last Sunday against Fiorentina - a record in a Serie A game since 2006/07.
    • 71' Jonathas loses out to Chivu as they battle for a bouncing ball in the Inter box and goes down looking for a penalty. He won't get one.
    • 70' Inter picking and choosing their moment to attack. Guarin feints to win space and play a low ball into the box, but it is cut out.
    • 68' Inter change: Tommaso Rocchi on for Cassano.
    • 67' Celik arrives to head for goal, but it is well over the bar. Pescara must do better in the final third.
    • 67' Pescara have the worst defence of this Serie A season (37 goals conceded).
    • 66' Balzano, who has kept the armband, booked for handball. His arm was by his side but he looked to block the pass... could have gone either way. He isn't happy.
    • 65' Bjarnason with a poor touch as Weiss looks to make a run.
    • 64' Pescara change: club captain Cascione, who has toothache, on for Nielsen in midfield.
    • 63' Easy passing for Inter in front of Pescara, who have dropped off. When Balzano comes out to meet Guarin he flicks inventively past him and looks to accelerate around the other side, but there is another defender there to snuff out the danger.
    • 63' Now 11 goals have been scored in (almost) six meetings played between these two sides in the league in this stadium.
    • 62' Nothing comes of it and at the other end Cassano looks to go down the outside on the left but crosses into the side-netting.
    • 61' Weiss with a slippery run, nutmegging an Inter player, before firing off another's legs to win a corner as he runs out of space on the right.
    • 60' Handanovic saves low down and easily from Celik. Then throws the ball out of play when looking to find Palacio.
    • 58' Cassano annoyed with himself as he fails to bend a ball through for Palacio in a two-on-two situation.
    • 57' Inter have seven wins against Pescara's two when the sides have met in Serie A, with two draws completing the record. Inter have had the better in all of their last five meetings against Pescara (W5), who scored have only two goals in the process.
    • 56' Now Zanetti on the right causing the problems for Pescara. He wins a corner.
    • 55' Guarin now looking to set up Palacio with a flick, and Inter almost make it three straight away.
    • 54' GOAL FOR INTER! 2-0! And they make it look easy - Jonathan down the flank for Palacio, who cuts inside to take a defender out of the equation before setting up Guarin for what amounts to a tap-in.
    • 53' Nielsen digs a cross into the box for the visitors which Handanovic claims easily.
    • 52' Former Cruzeiro and Santos star Jonathan has room to shoot from inside the box after Guarin found him... he rifles his effort a yard wide of the post.
    • 51' Pescara seeing a fair bit of the ball. Weiss pulls the trigger from 30 yards, sweetly struck but well over, when he should be helping his side work the ball into the box.
    • 50' Weiss with a long ball into the mixer for big defender Terlizzi, still up after the corner... Pereira does very well to shield him from the dropping ball and secure a goal-kick.
    • 49' Weiss attacks inside the box on the left and wins a corner for Pescara. Inter head it away.
    • 48' Guarin with a wasted pass straight to Perin. Nowhere near Cassano.
    • 47' Minor chaos in the home defence as Cambiasso clears into the arm of Silvestre just inside the box, but it was far from intentional.
    • 46' Palacio springs the offside trap - or thought he did, as the flag goes up. He was level... and is booked for kicking the ball into the net anyway.
    • 46' The second half begins, with Pescara now kicking from left to right.
    • - Which offers the most excitement, and which the most quality, out of Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League? Tweet me @symco_eurosport
    • - Earlier Alberto Gilardino scored in either half as Bologna moved away from the Serie A relegation places with a 4-0 victory at home to Chievo. Gilardino brace sees Bologna boost survival hopes
    • 45+2' The whistle sounds and Inter will take a 1-0 lead into the break.
    • 45+1' At the other end Cassano plays in Jonathan on the right and he has options in the middle... his cross is too high for Palacio and a great chance goes begin right at the end of the half for Inter!
    • 45+1' Pescara forward Jonathas, a Brazilian like Inter's almost identically-named Jonathan, has been quiet so far. Here he wastes a cross.
    • 45' There will be one minute added on at the end of the first half.
    • 44' Palacio goes too early as a ball is played for him down the right wing. Offside.
    • 43' Captain Balzano with a wild strike from a long way out which won't trouble Handanovic.
    • 42' Pescara centre-half Capuano puts out for a throw-in, no nonsense. The away side probably happy to see out the half now.
    • 40' Jonathan attacking on the right... Perin deals with the danger at his near post under pressure from Pereira.
    • 39' Pescara free-kick well held by Handanovic at the near post.
    • 37' Cassano with a backheel looking to play in Pereira, but Balzano was there to clear up.
    • 36' It was a bizarre celebration from Zanetti, who ran to the bench and lay down in front of the Inter subs who began to pat/pound him. Any ideas what that was about? If so, tweet me...
    • 35' PSG playmaker Marco Verratti is in the stands cheering on his former Pescara team-mates.
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    • 34' Do you see a promising Inter side here today? What can they achieve this season? Tweet me @symco_eurosport
    • 33' Weiss chests down an Inter ball and wins a free-kick off Matias Silvestre, the Inter defender on loan from Palermo and making a rare start today.
    • 32' Inter are winless in the last three matchdays – they’ve picked up just one point and scored only one goal in the process. However they are unbeaten in their last seven fixtures at home (W5 D2).
    • 30' GOAL FOR INTER! 1-0! Chivu pings to Cassano who leaves it for Palacio on the edge of the box - a sharp turn and strike into the bottom corner and Inter are ahead.
    • 30' Weiss drives Jonathan back on the right.
    • 29' The corner is headed away and Pereira slices his volley from 20-odd yards well wide of the goal.
    • 28' Guarin sparkles into life on the right to attack the byline but Pescara midfielder Bjarnason executes a lovely slide tackle/block.
    • 27' Aston Villa have made an enquiry about the availability of Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho, absent today. Villa interested in Coutinho
    • 26' Jonathan with a diagonal ball across the pitch for Cassano to chase on the left, but the explosive Italian cannot keep his volley in play.
    • 25' Pereira with some skill then looks to find Cassano on the left flank but instead passes straight into touch.
    • 24' Sneijder would love a free-kick from this position on the left... Cassano and the helmeted Cristian Chivu set it up and Guarin blasts past the post.
    • 23' Jonathan with a cross from the right for the Nerazzurri which Pereira attacks at the far post, only for away centre-half Christian Terlizzi to flick on and deny him the chance.
    • 22' Sorry. Anyway, the versatile Argentina star - playing in the centre of defence today - leaves the pitch but should be okay to continue.
    • 21' Cambiasso is down holding his head after heading the back of Celik's head. There's a lot of heads in that sentence... just to give you a heads-up.
    • 20' Cassano plays in Pereira on the left but the flag is up against him.
    • 19' Teenager Benassi, who won a corner a couple of minutes ago prior to the Cassano effort, driving on looking for a decisive ball where possible.
    • 18' Inter dominating the ball now with several players making angling runs when they attack.
    • 17' Cassano, whose cross moments before was headed back by Cambiasso to no one, now has the ball on the left side of the box again - his curling effort as he angles in is parried by Perin and Pescara scramble clear.
    • 16' Pereira looking lively in the opening quarter of an hour on the left flank for Inter.
    • 15' Zanetti penalised for a foul but Matti Lund Nielsen seemed to allow the ball to drift out for a corner beforehand...
    • 14' Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has once again attempted to quash rumours linking controversial striker Mario Balotelli with a move back to Inter. Mancini refutes Balotelli exit talk
    • 13' Cassano with a smart turn in midfield and looks to thread through for Palacio, but it is cut out.
    • 12' Birkir Bjarnason, on loan from Standard Liege, penalised for a foul on Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin. Very harsh.
    • 11' Pescara looking to attack too though, full of confidence after two wins from three and perhaps scenting a chance against a weakened Inter. Swedish forward Mervan Celik strays offside here for them.
    • 9' Alvaro Pereira drives into the box from the left for Inter and with the crowd excited, his cross is blocked by Marco Capuano.
    • 8' Plenty of the play going through Benassi at the base of midfield, with captain Javier Zanetti a steady influence alongside him.
    • 7' Debutant Benassi with a solid tackle on the edge of his own box - very cool there. Cassano to the byline but before he checked back the ball was just out of play.
    • 6' It is headed away and Inter counter... Palacio nods on then looks to finish past Perin but he drags it wide of the target and a defender is there to clear.
    • 5' They sustain the pressure on Samir Handanovic's goal, winning a free-kick on the right of the box.
    • 4' Early pressure from the home side, as you might expect. However former Man City man Vladimir Weiss - not that he played much - then sends in a cross from the right for the visitors that Esteban Cambiasso has to head behind for a corner.
    • 3' Excellent flick by Antonio Cassano and strike partner Rodrigo Palacio is almost on the end of it inside the Pescara box.
    • 2' Wesley Sneijder is in the stands despite being about to move to Galatasaray. Sneijder in talks with Galatasaray
    • 1' Inter kick us off and will attack the goal to our right in the first 45 minutes.
    • 19:42 The teams emerge into this cavernous stadium, which is not that full to be honest.
    • 19:35 The Delfini shocked Fiorentina 2-0 away last weekend - La Viola's first home loss of the season, with Perin in amazing form - while Inter lost 3-0 at Udinese. Fixtures and results
    • 19:30 In goal Pescara have Mattia Perin on loan from Genoa. Our own James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) profiled that crazy guy just this week... well worth a read. The rise and rise of Mattia Perin
    • 19:28 For Pescara Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero is at the South American Under-20 Championships, Uros Cosic injured and Eugenio Romulo Togni is banned. Captain Emmanuel Cascione has toothache and so starts on the bench.
    • 19:25 With Andrea Ranocchia and Juan Jesus suspended and Walter Samuel, Dejan Stankovic, Luca Castellazzi, Ricky Alvarez, Walter Gargano, Diego Milito, Gaby Mudingayi, MacDonald Mariga and Yuto Nagatomo injured or not fully fit, it is not a strong Inter side. Eighteen-year-old midfielder Marco Benassi makes his Serie A debut.
    • 19:20 TEAMS - Inter: Handanovic; Silvestre, Cambiasso, Chivu; Jonathan, Zanetti, Benassi, Pereira; Guarin; Cassano, Palacio. Subs: Belec, Di Gennaro, Coutinho, Mudingayi, Mariga, Rocchi, Obi, Gargano, Milito, Duncan, Bianchetti, Livaja. /// Pescara: Perin; Balzano, Capuano, Terlizzi, Modesto; Nielsen, Colucci, Bjarnason; Weiss; Jonathas, Celik. Subs: Pelizzoli, Falso, Zanon, Cascione, Romagnoli, Abbruscato, Bocchetti, Vukusic, Blasi, Caprari.
    • 19:15 Internazionale look to go third in Serie A as they host struggling Pescara at the Giuseppe Meazza.
  • Summary

    • 80' Rocchi running with the ball from right to left and leaves it for Pereira to strike hard from 16 yards out on the left, pushed away by Perin.
    • 55' Guarin now looking to set up Palacio with a flick, and Inter almost make it three straight away.
    • 54' GOAL FOR INTER! 2-0! And they make it look easy - Jonathan down the flank for Palacio, who cuts inside to take a defender out of the equation before setting up Guarin for what amounts to a tap-in.
    • 52' Former Cruzeiro and Santos star Jonathan has room to shoot from inside the box after Guarin found him... he rifles his effort a yard wide of the post.
    • 45+1' At the other end Cassano plays in Jonathan on the right and he has options in the middle... his cross is too high for Palacio and a great chance goes begin right at the end of the half for Inter!
    • 30' GOAL FOR INTER! 1-0! Chivu pings to Cassano who leaves it for Palacio on the edge of the box - a sharp turn and strike into the bottom corner and Inter are ahead.
    • 17' Cassano, whose cross moments before was headed back by Cambiasso to no one, now has the ball on the left side of the box again - his curling effort as he angles in is parried by Perin and Pescara scramble clear.
    • 6' It is headed away and Inter counter... Palacio nods on then looks to finish past Perin but he drags it wide of the target and a defender is there to clear.
    • 19:20 TEAMS - Inter: Handanovic; Silvestre, Cambiasso, Chivu; Jonathan, Zanetti, Benassi, Pereira; Guarin; Cassano, Palacio. Subs: Belec, Di Gennaro, Coutinho, Mudingayi, Mariga, Rocchi, Obi, Gargano, Milito, Duncan, Bianchetti, Livaja. /// Pescara: Perin; Balzano, Capuano, Terlizzi, Modesto; Nielsen, Colucci, Bjarnason; Weiss; Jonathas, Celik. Subs: Pelizzoli, Falso, Zanon, Cascione, Romagnoli, Abbruscato, Bocchetti, Vukusic, Blasi, Caprari.
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    Manager: Andrea Stramaccioni

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    Manager: Cristiano Bergodi

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  1. Want pescara to win but more chance of first contact­ lol FORZA JUVE

    From ManofOlympus, on Sat 12 Jan 21:22
  2. 3-0 inter milito 18 56 78

    From Jordan, on Fri 11 Jan 16:19
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