Sunday March 4, 2012 Day 26 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 2 - 2 Catania

  • Forlán 71’
  • Milito 80’
  • Gómez 20’
  • Izco 38’

  1. Inter recover to take draw

    Inter recover to take draw

    A second-half fightback from Inter ended the Milan outfit’s losing streak on Sunday evening with a 2-2 Serie A draw at home against Catania. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Catania
    • - Thanks for joining us this evening!
    • 90'+3 FULL TIME! And that's it... Inter 2-2 Catania. A good recovery from two goals down for Inter, but their winless streak continues... Catania on the other hand will feel unlucky not to have held out for victory.
    • 90'+3 Sniejder free-kick in added time. Cleared for an Inter corner...
    • 90' PAZZINI MISSES A GREAT CHANCE!!! Obi gets to the by-line, cuts the ball back to the centre of the area, Pazzini gets away with an outrageous handball when trying to control the ball, but still only scuffs a shot and Carrizo saves...
    • 88' Pazzini gets over-animated as he fails to win a corner for Inter. This guy is getting on my nerves...
    • 87' Catania make their final change, Llama coming on for Gomez.
    • 85' Seymour with a great chance to put Catania back in front, but in space he tries to curl the ball past Julio Cesar but it's a poor effort and ther Inter 'keeper saves...
    • 83' Vociferous appeals for a penalty from the Inter fans as Pazzini dramatically throws himself to the ground under an aerial challenge. But that's exactly what he did, so it was definitely not a penalty. GET UP MAN!
    • 81' Superb finish from Milito, who receives the ball on the right side of the area from Forlan, takes a touch and then drills a fearsome finish into the roof of the net!! 2-2 with nine minutes to play!
    • 80' GOAL FOR INTER! Just as I say that Milito goes and levels it for 2-2!!!
    • 79' Inter on the front foot after their goal, but just lacking that incisive edge at the moment...
    • 77' Catania make another change, this time Barrientos is the man coming off as Seymour makes his way onto the pitch.
    • 76' Sneijder pulling the strings at the moment, and he angles a great ball for Pazzini who's just offside...
    • 75' Sneijder picks up a booking for what must have been dissent...
    • 74' Inter with the wind in their sails now. Forlan gets forward down the left but overhits a cross to the far post...
    • 72' Sneijder finds Forlan on the left with a nice lofted pass. He cuts inside, fires a shot straight at Carrzo on the nagle but the 'keeper palms it into his own net... Inter back in it, at 2-1 down. That's their first goal in nine hours of football too!
    • 71' GOAL FOR INTER! Forlan strikes!
    • 69' Bergession makes way for Ebagua as Montella makes Catania's first change...
    • 67' Catania hold possession in midfield...
    • 65' Sneijder meets the delivery with a header but it lacks power and direction and is straight at Carrizo... Inter need a spark...
    • 64' Inter pressing forward but they look flat in attack. Forlan manages to win a corner...
    • 61' Poli on for Cambiasso and Obi on for Palombo as Inter make a double change.
    • 60' Catania starting to put more and more pressure on Inter. They've smelt a weakness in the home defence...
    • 59' That could have been three for Catania! Motta has a free header from about six yards but puts it wide! Inter all over the place when defending...
    • 58' Julio Cesar has to rush out again to cut out a long ball forward. He rounds Gomez, but then fails to clear, leaving the ball to Bergessio who tries to send a long shot into the empty net but is well off target.
    • 55' Julio Cesar out like a bullet to beat Gomez to a through ball! Great 'keeping from the Brazilian...
    • 54' And it's Milito who gets on the end of the delivery, heading straight at Carrizo who saves well. It's flagged offside though...
    • 53' Milito is smart as he wins a free-kick out of Marchese and Inter will get a set piece into Catania's area...
    • 51' Barrientos tries a nice little backheel on the edge of Inter's area, but it just fails to come off...
    • 49' And Sneijder involved early on in the second half as he and Milito try to link intricately on the edge of Catania's area...
    • 47' A half-time change for Inter, and Sneijder is on in place of Faraoni...
    • 46' KICK-OFF! We're back on...
    • 45' HALF TIME. The whistles ring out around the San Siro from the Inter fans, as the home side trudge off 2-0 down at home against Catania at the interval. Second half coming right up...
    • 44' Palombo whips in a free-kick in the hope of finding an Inter head but Catania clear... Inter keep the pressure on with a Forlan cross but it's too deep and Catania come away.
    • 41' Inter desperately trying to forge an opening - and a way back into the game - before half time...
    • 39' Inter hard done by there... Marchese should have been flagged offside as he was put in down the inside left channel, and he then slots the ball inside for Izco to finish easily... He very nearly makes a hash of it with a poor connection, but the ball crosses the line.
    • 38' GOAL FOR CATANIA! Izco makes it 2-0 to the visitors!
    • 37' Great chance for Catania! Almiron finds Barrientos with a superb ball off the outside of his left foot, completely springing the offside trap in the process. A poor first touch lets him down!
    • 36' Faraoni surges forward and unleashes a shot, but it's blocked...
    • 35' Izco scythes Palombo down in midfield with a late tackle and picks up a booking.
    • 33' Pazzini tries to turn and latch onto Milito's through ball inside Catania's area, but he goes down. Appeals to the referee are turned away. That was a hopeful one...
    • 31' Catania defend in numbers as Forlan makes it to the by-line and cuts back a low cross, which is cleared...
    • 29' Nagatomo opts to ignore Cambiasso's supporting run, cutting in off the right flank and firing a shot over as Inter continue to seek a response to Catania's goal...
    • 27' A bit of a lull in play as Inter knock the ball around patiently in midfield...
    • 24' The corner is cleared but Catania keep the pressure on, Gomez almost linking well with Bergessio. Inter break it up and come away with the ball.
    • 23' Gomez almost gets in again as Inter are caught flat-footed at the back. Samuel manages to get a foot in and concede the corner...
    • 21' Great finish from Gomez as he gets put through on goal, takes Nagatomo on, cuts inside and dispatches a delightful curling effort into the bottom right corner! 1-0 to Catania!
    • 20' GOAL FOR CATANIA! Gomez strikes!
    • 18' Palombo pulls out an equally wasteful cross at the other end as Inter fail to penetrate...
    • 17' Catania slowly build up an attack but the final delivery fails to trouble the Inter defence.
    • 15' First real chance of the game! Milito pounces on some defensive dallying from Catania, whips in a cross and a free Forlan at the far post takes it on the volley first time. Carrizo is equal to it and pulls off a good save!
    • 14' Forlan gets a decent left-footed strike off from outside the area and it dips nastily in front of Carrizo, who gets his hands behind it and scoops the ball away.
    • 13' Well anticipated by Julio Cesar who rushes out and gathers as Catania try to play a quick through ball in.
    • 12' Catania now get their first corner of the game as Nagatomo cuts Gomez short in his tracks. Inter clear the delivery...
    • 11' Palombo sends a free-kick from distance well over...
    • 10' Two corners in quick succession which Catania clear, but it ends with Forlan getting a shot in on target from 25 yards. A low grass cutter which doesn't cause Carrizo too many problems.
    • 9' First corner of the game goes Inter's way...
    • 7' Samuel escapes what looked like a certain booking as he gives away a free-kick with a challenge so late on Bergessio I thought he was a London bus... Set piece wasted by Catania.
    • 5' Forlan with a terrible effort from almost 30 yards. Zanetti started a great attack from his own half, winning the ball and feeding the striker but Forlan's effort was high and wide.
    • 4' Catania just testing Inter out a bit as Palombo loses the ball, allowing Motta to get a cross in which Cambiass heads away.
    • 2' Both sides getting forward inside the opening two minutes... Nagatomo with a run down the right for Inter and Barrientos with a surge forward for Catania. Wesley Sneijder, incidentally, on the bench for Inter tonight...
    • 1' KICK-OFF. Catania get the game going...
    • 19:45 Kick-off imminent. The teams are out, the coin's being tossed and we'll be underway shortly...
    • 19:44 Catania have won three of their last four league games, and have lost just one of the last six. Vincenzo Montella’s side have also scored in each of their last seven league games.
    • 19:43 Inter have picked up just a point from their last six Serie A fixtures, and have lost the last four without scoring a single goal. Ranieri's side are on a four-defeat run for the first time since 2004, while this is the first time since 1987 that the Nerazzurri haven’t scored for four games in a row.
    • 19:41 Just a few minutes away from kick-off now, and a couple of stats to keep you going... There hasn't been a draw between these sides in their last 12 Serie A meetings, Inter lead the balance by 10 wins to Catania's two. Those two wins for Catania have come however in the last four meetings between the sides.
    • 19:38 CATANIA: Carrizo; Motta, Legrottaglie, Spolli, Marchese; Izco, Lodi, Almiron; Gomez, Bergessio, Barrientos...
    • 19:37 TEAMS ARE IN... INTER: Julio Cesar; Nagatomo, Samuel, Lucio, Zanetti; Faraoni, Cambiasso, Palombo, Forlan; Pazzini, Milito...
    • 19:35 Vincenzo Montella's Catania side are just three points behind Inter in the Serie A table going into this encounter...
    • 19:34 Here's what Ranieri has said in the lead-up to tonight's game: "I do not see this as an ‘in or out’ game. I have the full faith of the club and am determined to do well. I don’t feel that I am sitting an exam. When I arrived, the situation was even more critical. We had our backs to the wall, but I was just as positive and determined as I am now."
    • 19:32 Inter boss Claudio Ranieri may be trying to play it cool but this is a big, big game for the Nerazzurri. They come into this one off the back of five league defeats in a row, and 18 points off league leaders and bitter rivals AC Milan...
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Inter v Catania at the Giuseppe Meazza in Milan... Kick-off is at 19:45 UK time!
  • Summary

    • 90' PAZZINI MISSES A GREAT CHANCE!!! Obi gets to the by-line, cuts the ball back to the centre of the area, Pazzini gets away with an outrageous handball when trying to control the ball, but still only scuffs a shot and Carrizo saves...
    • 85' Seymour with a great chance to put Catania back in front, but in space he tries to curl the ball past Julio Cesar but it's a poor effort and ther Inter 'keeper saves...
    • 81' Superb finish from Milito, who receives the ball on the right side of the area from Forlan, takes a touch and then drills a fearsome finish into the roof of the net!! 2-2 with nine minutes to play!
    • 80' GOAL FOR INTER! Just as I say that Milito goes and levels it for 2-2!!!
    • 72' Sneijder finds Forlan on the left with a nice lofted pass. He cuts inside, fires a shot straight at Carrzo on the nagle but the 'keeper palms it into his own net... Inter back in it, at 2-1 down. That's their first goal in nine hours of football too!
    • 71' GOAL FOR INTER! Forlan strikes!
    • 59' That could have been three for Catania! Motta has a free header from about six yards but puts it wide! Inter all over the place when defending...
    • 55' Julio Cesar out like a bullet to beat Gomez to a through ball! Great 'keeping from the Brazilian...
    • 39' Inter hard done by there... Marchese should have been flagged offside as he was put in down the inside left channel, and he then slots the ball inside for Izco to finish easily... He very nearly makes a hash of it with a poor connection, but the ball crosses the line.
    • 38' GOAL FOR CATANIA! Izco makes it 2-0 to the visitors!
    • 37' Great chance for Catania! Almiron finds Barrientos with a superb ball off the outside of his left foot, completely springing the offside trap in the process. A poor first touch lets him down!
    • 21' Great finish from Gomez as he gets put through on goal, takes Nagatomo on, cuts inside and dispatches a delightful curling effort into the bottom right corner! 1-0 to Catania!
    • 20' GOAL FOR CATANIA! Gomez strikes!
    • 15' First real chance of the game! Milito pounces on some defensive dallying from Catania, whips in a cross and a free Forlan at the far post takes it on the volley first time. Carrizo is equal to it and pulls off a good save!
    • 19:37 TEAMS ARE IN... INTER: Julio Cesar; Nagatomo, Samuel, Lucio, Zanetti; Faraoni, Cambiasso, Palombo, Forlan; Pazzini, Milito...

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  • Internazionale

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

  • Catania

    Manager: Vincenzo Montella

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