Sunday October 23, 2011 Day 8 Finished Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Internazionale 1 - 0 Chievo

  • Motta 34’

  1. Internazionale secure slender win

    Internazionale secure slender win

    A Thiago Motta header was enough to secure Internazionale a 1-0 victory over a disappointing Chievo at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Internazionale
    • Chievo
    • - And that's it from the San Siro. 1-0.
    • 90+1 Three minutes of added time.
    • 90' Chievo are showing a lot more invention as the game draws to a close - a case of too little too late!
    • 88' Castaignos leads an Inter break but cuts back inside and slows the play down. Inter look to run the clock down but over complicate things and lose possession. They have been pretty poor today.
    • 86' Ranieri cuts a concerned figure on the touchline - he know his side should be out of sight.
    • 84' That pretty much sums up Zarate's afternoon. Running into the box, the diminutive forward looks to throw a couple of step overs but instead trods on the ball. Cambiasso cleans up his mess and finds Stankovic who whips the ball wide of the post from just outside the box.
    • 81' Moscardelli draws a fine save from Julio Cesar there as the visitors almost steal a draw. Inter really should have this one sown up by now.
    • 79' Stankovic evades a couple of flailing challenges before slotting a pass to Castaignos but, bearing down on goal, his effort is tame.
    • 77' Pazzini makes way for Castaignos.
    • 75' A first foray forward in quite some time earns the visitors a corner but Cesar can only direct his header straight at Julio Cesar. Chance.
    • - Inter have had ample chances this half but not one has been clear cut.
    • 73' Maicon again marauding down the right with not a Chievo player in sight. His effort rebounds back off the crossbar but Cambiasso can only volley the second ball wide.
    • 71' Maicon makes yet another charge down the right but Pazzini can't control his low cross. Chievo on the attack now.
    • 69' At last count, I make it one shot from the visitors.
    • 67' This is one of those games that Inter could lose. They have had so much of the ball but just aren't turning their territorial advantage into the hard currency of goals. It is Lucio's turn now to head an effort wide of the target from a corner.
    • 65' All Inter now. Maicon comes in off the flank, exchanges passes with Pazzini before literally toe punting over the bar. Incredible.
    • 63' Maicon again takes aim but his effort is always rising.
    • 61' Zarate does well to win and then keep the ball before finding Sneijder who sweeps the ball out to Maicon whose cross fails to beat the first man. He has had a lot of the ball but with varying degrees of success.
    • 59' Maicon is getting so much space down the right. Inter continue to press high up the pitch and as soon as they win it they look for the marauding full back.
    • 57' Sneijder brings some much needed invention to the fray with a swift exchange of passes and a switch of play for Maicon who thrashes an effort goalwards.
    • 55' Another foul sees a short hiatus for an injury.
    • 53' The match remains a scrappy affair as both sides indulge in a bit of cynical fouling.
    • 51' Inter looking the brighter of the two at the moment as the game begins to stretch.
    • 48' With Chievo needing to score, the second half already has more of an open feel to it. Cambiasso looks for Zarate but there's too much on it.
    • 46' Back underway at the San Siro.
    • 45+1' Half time.
    • 45' Chievo will need to show far more attacking intent in the second half if they are to get anything from this one.
    • 42' Maicon continues to be a good out ball for the hosts and wins a corner. Sneijder swings it in deep to Motta but he can only head over.
    • 40' Sneijder really playing some beautiful stuff in between the lines here and another sharp move results in a corner.
    • 38' Inter have been reinvigorated by that goal and Chievo are holding on for half-time.
    • 36' Another chance. Pazzini latches onto Sneijder's lofted through ball but can only lift the ball over Sorrentino and wide.
    • 34' GOAL. And it was coming. Motta rises highest to nod home Sneijder's corner. Great delivery.
    • 32' Maicon draws a foul on the edge of the box. Sneijder whips the free-kick up and over the wall but Sorrentino palms away. Corner.
    • 31' Chance! Cambiasso finds Zarate out wide before continuing his run and almost getting on the end of the return ball. The return from Zarate was just behind the Argentine and he was unable to dig out an effort. Desperate defending from the visitors.
    • 30' Almost brilliant from Sneijder, he slows the play down before quickly changing pace, cutting inside and striking an effort that dipped just the wrong side of the post.
    • 29' Paloschi almost breaks the Inter offside trap but the ball is just behind him.
    • 27' Maicon makes good strides down the right but his cross to the back post is headed out for a corner. Chievo clear.
    • 25' Julio Cesar gets down well to get behind a firmly struck Paloschi shot.
    • 24' Motta and Zanetti exchanging passes but just as it looks like Motta is about to play Zanetti through a Chievo player stretches out a boot to bring the move to an end.
    • 22' Two compact outfits cancelling each other out - Inter undeniably having more of the ball and particularly down the flanks but they have failed to fashion a chance of note as of yet.
    • 20' Inter build well until Maicon finds Zarate on the edge, who draws a save from Sorrentino. He didn't really get hold of that how he would have liked. First half chance.
    • 18' Neither side winning the midfield war of attrition.
    • 17' Quite a turgid half thus far.
    • 15' Chievo looking very much the side that have only conceded one in their last four.
    • 13' Vacek wins a corner from Nagatomo and the visitors have their first opportunity to test the home defence but Inter defend it well. Goal kick.
    • 11' Paazzini latches on to a superb Sneijder through ball but his effort is deflected wide for a corner. Poor delivery and the visitors break.
    • 9' The visitors look to make some in-roads in the Inter defence but the run is miss-timed.
    • 8' Inter continue to look neat but lack that killer ball in the final third.
    • 6' A very composed start from the visiting side here; while Inter appear happy to drop off and allow space.
    • 5' Early shout for a penalty from Inter. Waved away.
    • 4' A lot slower start to this one than the game involving the other Milan team today.
    • 2' A neat exchange of early passing break downs with a stray one from Sneijder.
    • 1' Inter get the game underway.
    • - We're moments away from kick-off.
    • - Starting line-ups. Inter: Júlio César, Maicon, Lúcio, C. Chivu, Y. Nagatomo, E. Cambiasso, J. Zanetti, T. Motta, W. Sneijder, G. Pazzini, M. Zárate. /// Chievo: S. Sorrentino, N. Frey, S. Morero, B. Cesar, B. Jokic , M. Bradley, K. Vacek, P. Hetemaj, P. Cruzado, A. Paloschi, S. Pellissier. Subs as below.
    • - The men from Verona travel to the San Siro on the back of last weekend's goalless draw against Serie A leaders Juventus, which saw the Gialloblu up to seventh and five points clear of Inter.
    • - Much of the home side’s problems have come at the back where they have shipped 13 goals so far, while Chievo have conceded just once in their last four league games.
    • - Inter’s renaissance under Claudio Ranieri has been short lived as defeats to Napoli and Catania left the Nerazzurri only two points clear of bottom club Cesena coming into this weekend’s round of fixtures.
    • - Hello and welcome to our second LIVE text commentary from Serie A where Inter Milan welcome Chievo to the San Siro.
  • Summary

    • 84' That pretty much sums up Zarate's afternoon. Running into the box, the diminutive forward looks to throw a couple of step overs but instead trods on the ball. Cambiasso cleans up his mess and finds Stankovic who whips the ball wide of the post from just outside the box.
    • 79' Stankovic evades a couple of flailing challenges before slotting a pass to Castaignos but, bearing down on goal, his effort is tame.
    • 75' A first foray forward in quite some time earns the visitors a corner but Cesar can only direct his header straight at Julio Cesar. Chance.
    • 67' This is one of those games that Inter could lose. They have had so much of the ball but just aren't turning their territorial advantage into the hard currency of goals. It is Lucio's turn now to head an effort wide of the target from a corner.
    • 65' All Inter now. Maicon comes in off the flank, exchanges passes with Pazzini before literally toe punting over the bar. Incredible.
    • 57' Sneijder brings some much needed invention to the fray with a swift exchange of passes and a switch of play for Maicon who thrashes an effort goalwards.
    • 36' Another chance. Pazzini latches onto Sneijder's lofted through ball but can only lift the ball over Sorrentino and wide.
    • 34' GOAL. And it was coming. Motta rises highest to nod home Sneijder's corner. Great delivery.
    • 32' Maicon draws a foul on the edge of the box. Sneijder whips the free-kick up and over the wall but Sorrentino palms away. Corner.
    • 31' Chance! Cambiasso finds Zarate out wide before continuing his run and almost getting on the end of the return ball. The return from Zarate was just behind the Argentine and he was unable to dig out an effort. Desperate defending from the visitors.
    • 30' Almost brilliant from Sneijder, he slows the play down before quickly changing pace, cutting inside and striking an effort that dipped just the wrong side of the post.
    • 25' Julio Cesar gets down well to get behind a firmly struck Paloschi shot.
    • 15' Chievo looking very much the side that have only conceded one in their last four.
    • 11' Paazzini latches on to a superb Sneijder through ball but his effort is deflected wide for a corner. Poor delivery and the visitors break.
    • - Hello and welcome to our second LIVE text commentary from Serie A where Inter Milan welcome Chievo to the San Siro.

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  • Internazionale

    Manager: Claudio Ranieri

  • Chievo

    Manager: Domenico Di Carlo

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