Sunday October 17, 2010 Day 7 Finished Stadio Sant'Elia

Cagliari 0 - 1 Internazionale

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  1. Eto'o rises above chants in Inter win

    Eto'o rises above chants in Inter win

    After a three-minute hold-up for racist chanting, Samuel Eto'o fired a first-half thunderbolt to hand Internazionale a 1-0 win at Cagliari. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Cagliari
    • Internazionale
    • - There'll be more LIVE Serie A updates today, as well as La Liga, and of course the small matter of the Merseyside derby.
    • 90+4' FULL-TIME: And they won't get a leveller! Eto'o's goal separates the sides! It threatened to be a more exciting contest after the restart, but the game simmered rather than sizzled. Benitez's men go top for now, grinding out an important away victory against a side who've lost only once all seasons. But the ramifications of that racist chanting at the start of the game remains to be seen.
    • 90+4' No sniff of a chance of an equaliser for Cagliari...
    • 90+3' Maicon holds up the ball deep in the Cagliari half and wins a throw. Seconds remaining.
    • 90+2' A good surging run from Obi results in a corner for Inter which they don't rush to take.
    • 90+1' Eto'o controls and shoots from 30 yards - it's hit with good pace but misses left of the post.
    • 90' Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.
    • 89' Good sharp passes between Motta and Stankovic as Inter run the clock down. Maicon meanwhile helps Matri to his feet after the Cagliari man lools to be struggling.
    • 88' Another long kick forward from Julio Cesar is trapped well by Muntari and Inter build, culminating in a throw midway inside the Cagliari half.
    • 87' Maicon goes for an agricultural hoof away to clear the danger from Inter when he had quite a bit of time available.
    • 87' As Cagliari surge down the left Matri's ball is too long for Cossu to catch up with. Julio Cesar has a goal kick.
    • 86' Muntari does get some game-time - he replaces Sneijder instead of Motta. Boos ring out around the stadium.
    • 85' Matri misreads Agostini's run and plays the ball out for a throw at halfway.
    • 84' Chivu has to scramble away another cross and it's Cagliari's fourth corner of the game.
    • 83' MATRI MISSES HIGH! Cossu first plays a good cross in which comes straight back out, but when the ball breaks to him again he runs into the area and cuts back for Matri who leans back at precisely the wrong moment. Decent chance!
    • 82' Obi and Sneijder swap passes before Inter go down the right with Maicon. Motta holds the ball up but the away side are worked backwards by good defending.
    • 81' And if the score stays as it is for ten more minutes, the visitors will be top of Serie A at full-time.
    • 80' Inter still dominating possession - 57% to Cagliari's 43%.
    • 79' After consultation with Benitez, Motta stays on the field.
    • 78' Thiago Motta has picked up an injury here just after taking to the field and the substitute is set to be substituted - replaced by Muntari
    • 77' Last Cagliari substitution: Nianggolan replaced by Pinardi.
    • 75' CAGLIARI HIT THE CROSSBAR! They didn't know much about it, but Matri's cross in takes a deflection from Chivu and catches the crossbar - Cesar gathers as Conti tries to steer the rebound back into the goal.
    • 74' Matri wins a corner from Samuel for the hosts on the break.
    • 73' Time running out for Cagliari now and they've lost their attacking edge as the half has progressed.
    • 72' Matri plays a smooth backheel to give Nainggolan a crossing chance, and he lofts it far too high and out on the full.
    • 71' Maicon makes a break forward and when he loses the ball he takes down Acquafresca in frustration.
    • 70' Chivu snuffs out a crisply-struck crossfield ball and Motta tries to take Inter into their opponents' half.
    • 69' Biabiany is given the rest of the afternoon off, and Thiago Motta gets a twenty minute run-out for the away side.
    • 68' Cossu looks to find a way through and an angled cross from a central position - not this time - and Biabiany is down for Inter.
    • 67' Madri gives away a free kick as his efforts to free himself from Chivu's clutches come to nothing.
    • 66' Inter's first switch - the anonymous Coutinho off, Obi on in his place.
    • 65' Eto'o drops back deep to get play moving for Inter again - a cautious build-up ends with a snatched Sneijder shot which goes wide of the goal.
    • 64' Another Cagliari change: Nene off, Acquafresca on.
    • 63' STANKOVIC HEADS OVER! And he had a free header! He'd judged his run well and was largely unchallenged - should have done much better with that excellent delivery!
    • 62' Interminable pause before Sneijder is allowed to take it, and when he does Nene and Matri hold firm in the wall to block it. Corner nonetheless.
    • 61' Coutinho tries to cut his way through the Cagliari defence and Canini brings him down to give Sneijder a very usefully-placed free kick.
    • 60' Inter do a good job of repelling that attack and a frustrated Lazzari pulls Sneijder's shirt chasing for the ball and picks up a booking.
    • 60' Cagliari need to be a little more patient here - Inter will not be upset if they confine the hosts to shots from distance. The islanders have a throw close to the byline.
    • 59' Stankovic brings down Conti in midfield and Cagliari break quickly - Nene opts for a long-range hit but it too is wide.
    • 57' Nene and Cossu link, before playing the ball across to Lazzari. He tries a shot from all of forty yards - I scarcely need to mention that it doesn't cause any danger.
    • 56' Biabiany looks to have scampered away down the right but no - he has narrowly failed to keep the ball in play.
    • 55' It's Biondini who makes way for Lazzari - can the former Atalanta man make a difference?
    • 55' Lazzari is being lined up for the hosts as a change. Who will make way?
    • 54' Much more exciting football in the second half - end-to-end and we've already seen as many chances as there were in the first half.
    • 53' HEART-IN-MOUTH FOR AGOSTINI! - Maicon nearly robs him of the ball on the edge of the six yard box, but he and Agazzi combine to clear the ball just in time!
    • 52' Lucio commits a foul trying to get his head on Sneijder's corner.
    • 51' Biabiany bursts down the right, and Inter are breaking fast - across to Eto'o who tries to place a shot into the far corner from distance - a little too central and Agazzi parries.
    • 50' That was a great chance for Cagliari, but once again it's a moment of class from Inter to protect their advantage. The visitors have been opportunistic today.
    • 49' NENE CLOSE! THEN MATRI! Great move from Cagliari, terrific through ball from Nene, and it took some wonderful keeping from Julio Cesar to deny him and then Matri's follow-up!
    • 48' A bright start from Cagliari, as Lucio is forced to give away a throw on the left hand side.
    • 47' Coutinho beaten and Cossu tries a quick ball to Nene which only narrowly misses the mark.
    • 46' Cagliari string some passes together until Chivu intercepts. The Romanian keeps going, surprised by the space available to him, and tries a shot which sails over the bar.
    • 45' The second half begins!
    • - The three minute pause earlier in this match was because of racist chanting. There was a public announcement made to ask fans to stop the chants.
    • 45+3' HALF-TIME: Chivu wins a throw after dealing with a Cagliari break, and once he takes it it's the final action of the half! Cagliari were the better side for most of the first 45 minutes, but one moment of Eto'o magic changed the game.
    • 45+2' MAICON HEADER! It was an excellent ball in from Sneijder and Maicon's glanced header should have found the target, but instead went narrowly wide of the far post.
    • 45+1' Sneijder somehow snakes into the box and it takes a last-gasp clearance from Pisano to clear the danger - but it's another corner.
    • 45+1' Three minutes of stoppages to play.
    • 45' Coutinho pokes at a volley from the edge of the box but there are too many bodies in the way - it goes over the bar.
    • 45' Sneijder gets a second chance when the ball rebounds his way, and his good delivery earns him a corner as Conti clears behind the goal.
    • 44' Eto'o runs around the outside of Astori, and it takes a lunging tackle to force a corner.
    • 43' Time ebbing away at the end of the first half, and Cagliari are trying to string some passes together and regain some control.
    • 42' Inter corner comes in and goes straight out from Conti - Chivu takes the resulting throw from the left hand side.
    • 41' Magnficent run from Agostini down the left, and he cuts into the box and it takes a crucial intervention from Lucio to give away a corner and save Inter.
    • 40' That's Eto'o's sixth goal in seven appearances in the league this season.
    • 39' ETO'O SCORES A ROCKET! WHAT A STRIKE! The ball broke to him from Sneijder, he turned Astori in the D of the penalty area and drilled low to the right corner. It's a moment of sheer class, and it puts Inter in front!
    • 38' Good cross from Maicon interests Eto'o in the box but Pisano makes a committed header to relieve the pressure.
    • 37' Maicon and Stankovic look to get Inter moving again, but their play is cut out and Cagliari continue to look the sharper side.
    • 36' Cossu and Matri link, then Agostini tries a cross which looks to have been blocked by an Inter hand - not given by the referee, though.
    • 35' BEST CHANCE OF THE GAME FOR CAGLIARI! Super moment started by Pisano's battling run down the right and cross to the far post where Agostini cuts the ball back for Cossu, and his crisp first-time hit goes only just wide.
    • 34' Eto'o, who has been quiet, almost bursts into life when the ball breaks his way from Canini's missed clearance, but his snatched volley is not well struck.
    • 33' A good break for Inter ends when Coutinho drags a shot out of play for a goal kick.
    • 32' Yellow for Lucio who leads with the arm challenging for the ball with Matri.
    • 31' Cossu links up with a couple of team-mates as Cagliari venture forward and emboldened he tries a shot from range. It's a good effort but a bit too ambitious.
    • 30' A great ball for Matri but he picks it up with running away from goal and that arrests Cagliari's momentum.
    • 30' Stankovic has another look at long range but Agazzi is making it abundantly clear that it will take something better to beat him from that distance.
    • 29' Cagliari are enjoying their best spell of the match as we near the half hour mark.
    • 28' Slid across to Conti to shoot from distance - but it's all power and no placement, and sails high over the bar.
    • 27' Free kick for Cagliari after Lucio clumsily obstructs Nene, and this is a decent position from 30 yards out for the home side.
    • 26' Cagliari sweep up the pitch with three glorious passes but they come to a standstill on the edge of the Inter area. Eventually it comes to Nene who tries the glory shot on the half volley from the corner of the box - high and wide, but wonderful build-up play.
    • 24' Stankovic tries another long-range attempt and Agazzi gets down well to that one.
    • 23' BULLET FROM MAICON! It caught everyone off guard but he got a fabulous connection on that from 25 yards and it was not far wide of the post.
    • 22' Not a great corner and as Cagliari track back Nainggolan commits a foul heinous enough to earn a booking.
    • 21' Free kick from Cagliari - worked down the right where Biondini floats in a cross, and the hosts win a corner.
    • 20' Committed work from Agostini wrests Cagliari some possession and they surge up the left - Matri gets a shot away but although it's blocked he's insistent Samuel has handballed it away - no penalty!
    • 19' Free kick for Agazzi to take just outside his penalty area and Cagliari head upfield.
    • 18' Eto'o is set free by a glorious Maicon pass, and wins a corner.
    • 18' A decent ball in but it's a white Inter shirt which leaps to it first and the visitors break.
    • 17' Maicon fells a sprinting Nainggolan to give Cagliari a set piece.
    • 17' Cagliari trudge back after Inter clear their lines, but that was their best moment of the game in the face of Inter dominating possession.
    • 16' Matri tries to make something happen for Cagliari down the left - no joy, but he releases Pisano on the right whose cross forces a clearance from Samuel.
    • 15' Lucio leaps high to get on the end of Sneijder's corner but heads wide under pressure.
    • 14' Yellow for Nene who brings down Stankovic.
    • 14' Julio Cesar is calmness personified as he uses his feet to take the ball away from the onrushing Nene. First sniff of excitement.
    • 13' Cagliari win a throw as Eto'o fails to muscle his way down the right.
    • 12' Roughly 75% Inter possession so far - they have a corner which Cagliari clear. Maicon tries to release Biabiany but overhits his pass down the line.
    • 11' Coutinho and Chivu are just a fraction away from a delightful 1-2 but have to settle for a throw instead after Canini's interception.
    • 10' A hopeful heaved pass forward keeps Matri interested but Maicon gets to the ball first.
    • 9' Conti climbs all over Sneijder to win a header and that's a free kick for Inter on the halfway line.
    • 8' Inter happy to play in their own half and build slowly.
    • 7' Sneijder gets his first touch on the ball and tries to go forward but is stuck in a cul-de-sac with three Cagliari men surrounding him.
    • 6' Stankovic clatters his way over the top of Conti - an ugly challenge and a free kick for the hosts.
    • 5' The ball is played back to Julio Cesar and the game restarts.
    • 4' The game has come to a standstill. The referee has the ball in his hand.
    • 3' A pause in play in here following a foul on Nene.
    • 2' Biondini spreads the play well as Cagliari get their first touches of the ball before Nainggolan surrenders the ball on the left.
    • 1' Sneijder wins a free kick just beyond the centre circle which he tries to play quickly to Maicon - but the referee pulls the play back.
    • 1' Away we go!
    • 11:25 TEAMS: Cagliari - Agazzi, Astori, Canini, Agostini, Conti, Biondini, Nainggolan, Cossu, Matri, Nene /// Inter - Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Biabiany, Sneijder, Coutinho, Eto'o
    • 11:20 As for Cagliari, Italy's World Cup keeper Federico Marchetti is set to be third choice going into this game - a bizarre change of fortunes for the goalkeeper which you can read more about here.
    • 11:15 Plenty of injury concerns for Inter today - Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso are set to miss out, as are Goran Pandev, David Suazo and McDonald Mariga. Wesley Sneijder is fit to start, however.
    • 11:10 Cagliari are draw specialists so far this season - 1 win, 4 draws and a single defeat. Check the full Serie A table here.
    • 11:10 Inter have begun the season steadily. They lie third and can go top today with a victory at Cagliari - at least until Lazio play in the evening game.
    • 11:05 There's an almost full programme of games from Italy today but there are two results to tell you about from yesterday - AC Milan triumphed against Chievo 3-1...
    • 11:05 And Roma finally win, beating Genoa 2-1 at home.
    • 11:00 Good morning everyone and welcome to LIVE updates from Italy as the Serie A Sunday programme begins. We start in Sardinia, where Cagliari are playing host to Inter Milan.
  • Summary

    • 83' MATRI MISSES HIGH! Cossu first plays a good cross in which comes straight back out, but when the ball breaks to him again he runs into the area and cuts back for Matri who leans back at precisely the wrong moment. Decent chance!
    • 75' CAGLIARI HIT THE CROSSBAR! They didn't know much about it, but Matri's cross in takes a deflection from Chivu and catches the crossbar - Cesar gathers as Conti tries to steer the rebound back into the goal.
    • 63' STANKOVIC HEADS OVER! And he had a free header! He'd judged his run well and was largely unchallenged - should have done much better with that excellent delivery!
    • 53' HEART-IN-MOUTH FOR AGOSTINI! - Maicon nearly robs him of the ball on the edge of the six yard box, but he and Agazzi combine to clear the ball just in time!
    • 49' NENE CLOSE! THEN MATRI! Great move from Cagliari, terrific through ball from Nene, and it took some wonderful keeping from Julio Cesar to deny him and then Matri's follow-up!
    • - The three minute pause earlier in this match was because of racist chanting. There was a public announcement made to ask fans to stop the chants.
    • 45+2' MAICON HEADER! It was an excellent ball in from Sneijder and Maicon's glanced header should have found the target, but instead went narrowly wide of the far post.
    • 39' ETO'O SCORES A ROCKET! WHAT A STRIKE! The ball broke to him from Sneijder, he turned Astori in the D of the penalty area and drilled low to the right corner. It's a moment of sheer class, and it puts Inter in front!
    • 35' BEST CHANCE OF THE GAME FOR CAGLIARI! Super moment started by Pisano's battling run down the right and cross to the far post where Agostini cuts the ball back for Cossu, and his crisp first-time hit goes only just wide.
    • 23' BULLET FROM MAICON! It caught everyone off guard but he got a fabulous connection on that from 25 yards and it was not far wide of the post.
    • 20' Committed work from Agostini wrests Cagliari some possession and they surge up the left - Matri gets a shot away but although it's blocked he's insistent Samuel has handballed it away - no penalty!
    • 11:25 TEAMS: Cagliari - Agazzi, Astori, Canini, Agostini, Conti, Biondini, Nainggolan, Cossu, Matri, Nene /// Inter - Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Biabiany, Sneijder, Coutinho, Eto'o
    • 11:00 Good morning everyone and welcome to LIVE updates from Italy as the Serie A Sunday programme begins. We start in Sardinia, where Cagliari are playing host to Inter Milan.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Cagliari

    Manager: Pier Paolo Bisoli

  • Internazionale

    Manager: Rafael Benítez

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Agazzi
      • F. Pisano
      • M. Canini
      • D. Astori
      • A. Agostini
      • D. Conti
      • D. Biondini Substitution Out (56′)
      • R. Nainggolan Yellow Card Substitution Out (78′)
      • A. Cossu
      • A. Matri
      • Nenê Yellow Card Substitution Out (64′)

      Subs

      • A. Pinardi Substitution In78′
      • I. Pelizzoli
      • A. Lazzari Substitution In56′ Yellow Card
      • R. Acquafresca Substitution In64′
      • L. Ariaudo
      • G. Perico
      • D. Biasi
    • Starting line-up

      • Júlio César
      • Maicon
      • Lúcio Yellow Card
      • W. Samuel
      • C. Chivu
      • J. Zanetti
      • D. Stankovic
      • J. Biabiany Substitution Out (70′)
      • W. Sneijder Substitution Out (86′)
      • Philippe Coutinho Substitution Out (66′)
      • S. Eto'o Goal

      Subs

      • L. Castellazzi
      • M. Materazzi
      • T. Motta Substitution In70′
      • S. Muntari Substitution In86′
      • D. Santon
      • D. Alibec
      • J. Obi Substitution In66′
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