Sunday February 27, 2011 Day 27 Finished Stadio Luigi Ferraris

Sampdoria 0 - 2 Internazionale

  • Sneijder 73’
  • Eto'o 90’

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  1. Inter grind out hardfought victory

    Inter grind out hardfought victory

    Internazionale closed the gap on Serie A league leaders AC Milan to just two points after toiling to a 2-0 win against Sampdoria. More

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    Time:90'
    • Sampdoria
    • Internazionale
    • 90+5 Final whistle blown. Inter have the points
    • 90+4 Signed sealed and delivered as Eto'o clinches it with a clinical finish
    • 90' What have Samp got in the dying stages? Four minutes to find out
    • 89' Great save by Curci to deny Eto'o on the break
    • 88' Sub for Inter too while we're at it. Pazzini off and McDonald Mariga on.
    • 87' Final change for Sampdoria. Poli off and Federico Macheda on.
    • 85' Koman straight into the thick of it as he forces a fine save out of Julio Cesar but the linesman's flag was raised
    • 83' Vladimir Koman replaces Guberti for Sampdoria
    • 80' Just ten minutes for Samp to salvage something from this game and Inter to hold on
    • 78' Another free kick and almost a second goal for Sneijder as he whips the ball against the near post from a wide left position.
    • 76' Sub for Samp as Biabiany replaces Dessena
    • 74' First moment of genuine quality produces the first goal of the night as Sneijder delighfully curls in a free kick from 25+ yards
    • 73' GOOOOAAALLL INTER!!! (Sneijder)
    • 72' Another flash of yellow as Gastaldello joins Lucio in the book for arguing with the referee
    • 71' The big Brazilian defender's next touch greeted with a chorus of boos from the home crowd
    • 70' First yellow card of the night shown to Lucio after he has a little kick out at Maccarone
    • 69' On a night like this one, you get the impression that the first goal could be crucial
    • 68' Lucio in dangerous territory as he commits a foul on the very edge of his own penalty area but the free kick is wasted
    • 66' Palombo swings in the set piece but Inter clear
    • 65' Foul by Chivu on Mannini and Samp have a free kick in promising position wide on the left
    • 64' That sub sees a slight change in approach for Inter with Eto'o drifting into a position wide left, Sneijder dropping deeper and Pandev operating on the right of a front three.
    • 63' First substitution of the night as Pandev replaces Kharja for Inter
    • 62' Great chance for Maccarone as he latches on to a long ball over the top but Cesar is out quickly to smother the danger
    • 61' Goran Pandev being readied on the sideline for Inter
    • 60' Strike from Sneijder 25 yards out fizzes wide of the post
    • 59' Great cross from Nagatomo but all four Inter players in the penalty are stood like statues and Samp have numbers to clear
    • 58' Signs of life on the touchline with Biabiany warming up wih intent
    • 57' Beginning to get a bit scrappy out there as Kharja drags Lucchini to the floor
    • 55' But they are safe in the knowledge that Sampdoria have similar issues in attack
    • 54' Inter still not threatening in the final third of the pitch. They are lacking something tonight.
    • 52' Great defending from Chivu as he wins two strong tackles within a minute
    • 51' Sampdoria defending dangerously deep in this second half
    • 48' Sniff of goal at the near post for Sampdoria but Gastaldello is off target
    • 47' Palombo drops to the ground under pressure from Zanetti to win his side a free kick that Ranocchia sensibly nods behind for a corner kick
    • 46' The second half is underway
    • 45+1 Half time whistle blown.
    • 45' Chance for Eto'o to snatch the lead but he shoots straight at Curci from 18 yards.
    • 44' Another escape for Inter there as half time closes in. Could easily be behind in this game
    • 42' Inter's woodwork left rattled as Poli strikes the post with a low drive
    • 41' Still no joy for Pazzini tonight as he he is bumped off the ball by Lucchini
    • 40' Kharja does well to cut the ball back for Eto'o lurking on the edge of the box but his shot is weak and Curci gathers comfortably
    • 38' Desperate defending as Rannocchia produces a vital last ditch block to deny Ziegler from close range
    • 37' Great touch by Sneijder to snatch a yard of space in the centre circle
    • 36' For all Inter's possession and dominance they are yet to really test Curci in the Sampdoria goal
    • 35' Dangerous looking ball from Guberti that is just out of reach of Maccarone's desperate lunge
    • 33' Sampdoria escape this time as Pazzini's cutback across goal is sliced by Sneijder and deflected behind the run of Lucio
    • 32' Murmurs of discontent as Maccarone concedes possession cheaply on the half way line inviting more pressure on his defence
    • 31' Ziegler concedes a free kick with a rash sliding challenge on Sneijder
    • 30' Kharja picked up a slight knock in that goalmouth melee but looks ok to continue
    • 29' Maccarone in the way of his own team mate's header goalwards and it was Daniele Mannini with the follow up shot that Cesar saves
    • 28' Lucky escape for Inter as the ball rattles around in the penalty area. Somehow the ball stays out.
    • 27' Sampdoria looking decidedly blunt in attack. Their 10 outfield players have produced just 10 goals between them all season
    • 25' Zieger has a go from 30 yards but Lucio is in the way and the ball squirts free for Julio Cesar to smother
    • 23' Another useful contribution from the tireless Nagatomo as he wins a corner off Ziegler
    • 22' Ambitious strike from distance from Andrea Poli sails wide of the Inter goal
    • 21' Pazzini eager as ever to make that run in behind
    • 20' Hopeful ball flighted in the general direction of Pazzini from Stankovic is intercepted easily in the Sampdoria penalty area
    • 19' Nagatomo may be small but he is certainly no pushover, easily holding off Ziegler to allow the ball to run out for a goal kick.
    • 18' Inter beginning to dominate now, enjoying 65% possession
    • 16' Massimo Maccarone with a pop shot from 12 yards that is no trouble for Julio Cesar.
    • 15' ...which Sneijder whips over the wall but Gianluca Curci is across well to catch on the dive
    • 14' Great interchange of passes between Eto'o, Sneijder and Pazzini before the Dutchman is brought crashing to the ground by Dessena for a free kick 25 yards from goal...
    • 13' Lucio called upon not once but twice to clear the ball on the edge of his own six yard box.
    • 12' Sneijder picks out Kharja with a deep cross but the first time header is off target at the far post
    • 10' Mildly intimidating howls from the crowd whenever former Genoa players Kharja and Rannocchia are in possession
    • 9' Much better passage of play from the Serie A champions with a flurry of crosses into the Samp penalty area. No sign of a breakthrough though.
    • 8' Dangerous ball into the box from Cristian Chivu that gets nodded behind for a corner kick
    • 7' Houssine Kharja makes a useful run into the left flank but slips at the point of control allowing the ball to run out for a goal kick
    • 6' Samp have certainly started the brighter side tonight. Inter may just have a game on their hands if the opening minutes are anything to go by.
    • 5' Chance for Sampdoria to swing the ball in from a corner kick which Reto Ziegler does impressively but Inter are able to clear.
    • 4' Early discomfort for Daniele Dessena who comes off worse in a bone shuddering collision with Dejan Stankovic
    • 3' Great early attacking intent shown by Yuto Nagamoto operating at right back for Inter this evening
    • 2' So a first return to the club he left in January for Inter hotshot Giampaolo Pazzini.
    • 1' Match underway with the home side kicking us off at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
    • 19:40 Inter starting XI: Julio Cesar, Andrea Rannocchia, Lucio, Cristian Chivu, Yuto Nagamoto, Dejan Stankovic, Wesley Sneijder, Javier Zanetti, Houssine Kharja, Samuel Eto'o, Giampaolo Pazzini
    • 19:35 Sampdoria starting XI: Gianluca Curci, Daniele Gastaldello, Stefano Lucchini, Massimo Volta, Angelo Palombo, Daniele Dessena, Andrea Poli, Reto Ziegler, Daniele Mannini, Massimo Maccarone, Stefano Guberti
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to live text coverage of tonight's Serie A match up between Sampdoria and Internazionale at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris
  • Summary

    • 90+4 Signed sealed and delivered as Eto'o clinches it with a clinical finish
    • 89' Great save by Curci to deny Eto'o on the break
    • 78' Another free kick and almost a second goal for Sneijder as he whips the ball against the near post from a wide left position.
    • 74' First moment of genuine quality produces the first goal of the night as Sneijder delighfully curls in a free kick from 25+ yards
    • 73' GOOOOAAALLL INTER!!! (Sneijder)
    • 62' Great chance for Maccarone as he latches on to a long ball over the top but Cesar is out quickly to smother the danger
    • 45' Chance for Eto'o to snatch the lead but he shoots straight at Curci from 18 yards.
    • 42' Inter's woodwork left rattled as Poli strikes the post with a low drive
    • 38' Desperate defending as Rannocchia produces a vital last ditch block to deny Ziegler from close range
    • 33' Sampdoria escape this time as Pazzini's cutback across goal is sliced by Sneijder and deflected behind the run of Lucio
    • 30' Kharja picked up a slight knock in that goalmouth melee but looks ok to continue
    • 28' Lucky escape for Inter as the ball rattles around in the penalty area. Somehow the ball stays out.
    • 15' ...which Sneijder whips over the wall but Gianluca Curci is across well to catch on the dive
    • 19:40 Inter starting XI: Julio Cesar, Andrea Rannocchia, Lucio, Cristian Chivu, Yuto Nagamoto, Dejan Stankovic, Wesley Sneijder, Javier Zanetti, Houssine Kharja, Samuel Eto'o, Giampaolo Pazzini
    • 19:35 Sampdoria starting XI: Gianluca Curci, Daniele Gastaldello, Stefano Lucchini, Massimo Volta, Angelo Palombo, Daniele Dessena, Andrea Poli, Reto Ziegler, Daniele Mannini, Massimo Maccarone, Stefano Guberti

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • G. Curci
      • M. Volta Yellow Card
      • D. Gastaldello Yellow Card
      • S. Lucchini
      • D. Dessena Substitution Out (77′)
      • A. Poli Yellow Card Substitution Out (88′)
      • D. Mannini
      • A. Palombo
      • R. Ziegler
      • S. Guberti Substitution Out (84′)
      • M. Maccarone

      Subs

      • L. Zauri
      • G. Martínez
      • F. Macheda Substitution In88′
      • J. Biabiany Substitution In77′
      • V. Koman Substitution In84′
      • Z. Laczkó
      • Da Costa
    • Starting line-up

      • Júlio César
      • Y. Nagatomo
      • Lúcio Yellow Card
      • A. Ranocchia
      • C. Chivu Yellow Card
      • D. Stankovic
      • J. Zanetti
      • H. Kharja Substitution Out (63′)
      • W. Sneijder Goal
      • G. Pazzini Substitution Out (88′)
      • S. Eto'o Goal

      Subs

      • L. Castellazzi
      • M. Materazzi
      • T. Motta
      • G. Pandev Substitution In63′
      • M. Mariga Substitution In88′
      • J. Obi
      • Philippe Coutinho
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