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Division 1, Week 8

Inter Milan 3 - 1 Schalke 04

Division One League Match, Inter Milan vs. Schalke 04 (Sun Nov 26)


                          Inter Milan  |  Schalke 04
                            4-3-2-1 A  |  5-3-2 A
                    Dragan Lobozinski  |  Ian McNamara
                                       |
                           J_Reina GK  |  GK T_Courtois
                       V_Mosthovoy DF  |  DF L_Jones
                       S_Gronkjaer DF  |  DF T_Grant
                       A_Ranocchia DF  |  DF Daley_Blind
                        J_Ekstrand DF  |  DF P_Bourdin
                      D_Damjanovic MF  |  DF M_Reiziger
                       F_Ravanelli MF  |  MF Adriano
                          R_Stokes MF  |  MF Rocket
                           L_Clark AM  |  MF J_Height
                      G_Sigurdsson AM  |  FW C_Bellamy
                          Diaviera FW  |  FW N_Nalise
                                       |
                           G_Ochoa SUB |  SUB G_Banks
                         G_Angella SUB |  SUB S_Garcia
                         D_DeRossi SUB |  SUB O_Lindenbergh
                           A_Pirlo SUB |  SUB O_Ighalo
                       I_Gabilondo SUB |  SUB G_Neutral

Referee: W_Collum (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(shk) Rocket sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to N_Nalise
          ...  A_Ranocchia clears with a diving header
Min. 2  :(irm) D_Damjanovic is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  Diaviera latches onto the end of it
          ...  P_Bourdin pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 6  :(irm) R_Stokes is injured. He's been stretchered off
Min. 6  :(irm) D_DeRossi will come on for R_Stokes and play MF
Min. 7  :(irm) G_Sigurdsson looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards A_Ranocchia
          ...  From long range A_Ranocchia bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 8  :(irm) D_Damjanovic looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to L_Clark
          ...  L_Clark with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  T_Courtois with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 10 :(shk) Rocket is too quick for the defence
          ...  Rocket has a go!
          ...  J_Reina with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 11 :(shk) J_Height finds N_Nalise on the edge of the box
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from A_Ranocchia
Min. 12 :(shk) J_Height holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to N_Nalise
          ...  N_Nalise hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  J_Reina makes a fine save
Min. 16 :(shk) Adriano is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to N_Nalise
          ...  N_Nalise with a stunning strike !
          ...  J_Reina can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  J_Reina has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 24 :(irm) S_Gronkjaer has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past T_Grant
          ...  He knocks it to Diaviera!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from P_Bourdin and it had to be
Min. 25 :(irm) F_Ravanelli brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  L_Clark makes himself available
          ...  L_Clark with the shot on net !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Damjanovic crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to D_DeRossi
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  What agility from T_Courtois
Min. 25 :(irm) J_Ekstrand breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on T_Courtois!
          ...  T_Grant brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  W_Collum reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  Diaviera hits it hard
          ...  T_Courtois gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 29 :(irm) F_Ravanelli takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into Diaviera
          ...  Diaviera with a terrific drive !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  T_Courtois will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  Inter Milan go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Inter Milan 1-0 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 30 :(irm) L_Clark brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Diaviera makes himself available
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from L_Jones
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Clark chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  S_Gronkjaer loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  But T_Courtois makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 32 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to A_Ranocchia
          ...  A powerful header from A_Ranocchia !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 34 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson miskicks!
          ...  He finds L_Clark though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  A powerful shot by L_Clark !
          ...  T_Courtois can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  T_Courtois makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 34 :(shk) J_Height brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  C_Bellamy gets on the end of the pass
          ...  C_Bellamy with a stunning strike !
          ...  J_Reina is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 37 :(irm) L_Clark has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Grant
          ...  He puts in Diaviera!
          ...  Diaviera flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 37 :(shk) Rocket knocks it forward
          ...  J_Ekstrand slips
          ...  N_Nalise gets to it!
          ...  A_Ranocchia tackles cleanly
Min. 38 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson drives it forward to V_Mosthovoy
          ...  V_Mosthovoy could have let it bounce!
          ...  T_Courtois tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Clark plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Daley_Blind wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 42 :(shk) J_Height finds T_Grant with a ball over the defence
          ...  T_Grant hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 48 :(irm) Diaviera barges the defender off the ball
          ...  A wicked drive by Diaviera !
          ...  T_Courtois gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 49 :(irm) F_Ravanelli drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to Diaviera
          ...  Diaviera hits a crisp volley!
          ...  T_Courtois gets up well to catch that one

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Inter Milan 1-0 Schalke 04

Min. 51 :(irm) D_DeRossi with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to J_Ekstrand
          ...  M_Reiziger slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 58 :(shk) Adriano looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to L_Jones
          ...  But J_Ekstrand puts the ball out of play
Min. 59 :(shk) N_Nalise with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  But V_Mosthovoy wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but W_Collum has none of it.
Min. 60 :(shk) Curled in dangerously from L_Jones to C_Bellamy
          ...  C_Bellamy with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Height chips the ball into the area!
          ...  V_Mosthovoy clears the corner
Min. 62 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson is unmarked!
          ...  G_Sigurdsson flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  T_Courtois parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And T_Courtois recovers to save!!
Min. 63 :(irm) F_Ravanelli hoists the ball across to D_Damjanovic
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  T_Grant belts it clear
Min. 64 :(irm) G_Sigurdsson flicks it past T_Grant
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  G_Sigurdsson controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 65 :(shk) Adriano with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past J_Ekstrand
          ...  Diaviera is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  W_Collum calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  W_Collum consults with his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  C_Bellamy places the ball on the spot!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Inter Milan 1-1 Schalke 04...
Min. 68 :(irm) Diaviera beats Rocket
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Diaviera with the shot !
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 70 :(shk) S_Garcia comes on for M_Reiziger and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh will replace the useless Rocket and will play MF
Min. 70 :(shk) G_Neutral is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Bellamy is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 71 :(irm) L_Clark takes advantage of a bad back pass from J_Height
          ...  L_Clark drives the ball low !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  T_Courtois dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had T_Courtois beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Damjanovic chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Daley_Blind reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 72 :(irm) L_Clark looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to Diaviera
          ...  Diaviera with a powerful diving header!
          ...  T_Courtois makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 72 :(shk) Daley_Blind takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  G_Sigurdsson pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  J_Height hoists it forward
          ...  O_Lindenbergh gets on the end of it
          ...  O_Lindenbergh hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But J_Reina hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 72 :(shk) T_Grant plays a first time ball through the defence to N_Nalise
          ...  N_Nalise aims for the top right corner !
          ...  J_Reina tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 73 :(shk) G_Neutral whips the ball across to O_Lindenbergh
          ...  O_Lindenbergh fires the shot in!
          ...  But J_Reina just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 74 :(shk) G_Neutral beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  V_Mosthovoy plays it back
          ...  J_Reina slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  O_Lindenbergh chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  J_Reina fists it away!
Min. 75 :(irm) L_Clark loses his marker
          ...  T_Courtois with an ugly foul
          ...  W_Collum will want to speak to him
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
          ...  W_Collum gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  Diaviera will take it
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's put Inter Milan ahead!
          ...  Inter Milan 2-1 Schalke 04...
Min. 76 :(shk) P_Bourdin looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to N_Nalise
          ...  N_Nalise fires a shot at goal !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Height drives it into the box!
          ...  Daley_Blind gets a shot in
          ...  But J_Reina dives to his left
          ...  I think J_Reina just got a hand on that one
          ...  W_Collum has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 77 :(irm) F_Ravanelli looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Diaviera
          ...  Diaviera cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 81 :(irm) Inter Milan altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 83 :(irm) D_Damjanovic plays in Diaviera with a beautiful ball
          ...  P_Bourdin reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 83 :(shk) N_Nalise beats A_Ranocchia
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A great volley from N_Nalise !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 83 :(irm) F_Ravanelli with a precise pass to Diaviera
          ...  G_Neutral with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 87 :(irm) G_Angella is going to be brought on
          ...  A_Ranocchia is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 87 :(shk) O_Lindenbergh controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs J_Ekstrand
          ...  He puts in G_Neutral!
          ...  But S_Gronkjaer wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(irm) A_Pirlo will replace the useless G_Sigurdsson and will play DM
Min. 88 :(shk) G_Neutral takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  A great volley from G_Neutral !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 92 :(irm) Diaviera runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  T_Courtois is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  It looks as though Diaviera will take it
          ...  T_Courtois dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Thats his hat trick!
          ...  The Inter Milan players congratulate him!
          ...  Inter Milan 3-1 Schalke 04...

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : San Siro Stadium
Attendance           : 93,630
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Inter Milan Match Info
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Best player          : Diaviera (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Diaviera (29,75 pen,92 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Sigurdsson (72)
Injured              : R_Stokes (6)
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : C_Bellamy
Scorers              : C_Bellamy (65 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Grant (25), T_Courtois (75), G_Neutral (83)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Inter Milan   |    Schalke 04
Attempts on Goal     :          21        |       14
Off target           :           9        |       7
On target            :          12        |       7
Possession           :          61        |       39
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       14
Key Tackles          :           7        |       5
Key Passes           :          17        |       13
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Final Score          : Inter Milan 3 - 1 Schalke 04
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Player Statistics - Inter Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  33   2   3   1  18 |  97   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
V_Mosthovoy    DF   1  30  11   7  18 |  97   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   5
S_Gronkjaer    DF   2  29   8   7  12 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   5
A_Ranocchia    DF   3  27  10   9  30 |  91   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0   2
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  26  11   7  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
D_Damjanovic   MF   2   9  31   8  47 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
F_Ravanelli    MF   3  10  29   8  21 |  97   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0
R_Stokes       MF   2   8  29   9  18 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Clark        AM   2   7  27  16  37 |  97   0   0   3   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  30   8
G_Sigurdsson   AM   2   7  27  14  30 |  92   0   0   4   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  38   4
Diaviera       FW   1   8  11  29  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   8   3   0   0   0   0   0 113
G_Ochoa        GK  27   2   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Angella      DF   1  26  12  10  21 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_DeRossi      MF   3  10  26   4  21 |  91   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
A_Pirlo        DM   1  12  25   7  11 |   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Gabilondo    FW   2   7   8  27  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Schalke 04
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Courtois     GK  28   1   2   3  22 |  97   9   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  13   0   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  25   7   8  22 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
T_Grant        DF   2  24   9   7  29 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8  -1
Daley_Blind    DF   3  23   9   7  12 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
P_Bourdin      DF   1  23   7   2  12 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -10 -20
M_Reiziger     DF   2  23   6   6  21 |  74   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Adriano        MF   1   8  24  12  43 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
Rocket         MF   2  10  24  10  33 |  74   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
J_Height       MF   3  14  23   7  22 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  25  33 |  74   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  32
N_Nalise       FW   2   4   7  25  20 |  97   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
G_Banks        GK  28   3   1   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Garcia       DF   2  23   8   4  11 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Lindenbergh  MF   1   8  24   9  32 |  23   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  24  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Neutral      FW   1   7   7  23  31 |  23   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -1
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