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Match facts: Inter v Bayern

Published: Sunday 20 February 2011, 4.29CET
Match facts: Inter v Bayern
Samuel Eto'o's seven goals make him the competition's leading scorer ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 20 February 2011, 4.29CET

Match facts: Inter v Bayern

Inter

UEFA milestones
• Inter have conceded 99 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Samuel Eto'o's seven goals make him the competition's leading scorer.

• Cristian Chivu and Lúcio will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
• Saturday 19 February: FC Internazionale Milano 1-0 Cagliari Calcio (Kharja 7)
Júlio César; Maicon, Ranocchia, Córdoba, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Thiago Motta (Cambiasso 72); Pandev, Kharja (Mariga 78), Eto'o (Stanković 62); Pazzini

• Yuto Nagatomo started at left-back as Chivu completed his four-match ban, retrospectively given for violent conduct in the win against AS Bari on 3 February.

• Inter have won nine out of nine in all competitions at San Siro since 14 November when Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the only goal as AC Milan ended Inter's 46-game unbeaten run at home in Serie A.

• Inter have won 12 of their 15 fixtures since their 3-0 defeat at SV Werder Bremen. Two came at the FIFA Club World Cup, which the Nerazzurri captured in what was Rafael Benítez's final act as coach. Leonardo was appointed on 24 December and since his arrival a 13-point deficit to Serie A leaders AC Milan has dwindled.

• Inter beat AS Roma 5-3 on 6 February, the highest scoring game in 94 encounters between the sides at San Siro. They will meet again in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, with the first leg away on 20 April before the 11 May return.

• The Nerazzurri lost 1-0 at Juventus on 13 February, their sixth league defeat of the campaign – two more than they suffered in the whole of last term.

• Javier Zanetti made his 520th Serie A appearance for Inter in the 3-2 win against AC Cesena on 19 January, breaking Giuseppe Bergomi's club record.

• Eto'o has scored 31 goals in 39 appearances for club and country this term.

Injury news
• Wesley Sneijder sat out Saturday's game with a minor thigh problem.

• Lúcio (out since 30 January) and Diego Milito (6 February) are sidelined with thigh problems though the former is back in full training.

• MacDonald Mariga (from 26 January) and Dejan Stanković (26 January) returned after thigh knocks on 16 February.

• Walter Samuel could miss the rest of the season after damaging knee ligaments on 6 November.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In:
Houssine Kharja (Genoa CFC, loan), Andrea Ranocchia (Genoa CFC), Yuto Nagatomo (AC Cesena, loan), Daniel Bessa*, Marek Kysela*
Out: Jonathan Biabiany (UC Sampdoria), Davide Santon (AC Cesena, loan), Sulley Muntari (Sunderland AFC, loan), Mancini (Clube Atlético Mineiro), Nwankwo Obiora (Parma FC, loan)
* from B list

• Giampaolo Pazzini (from Sampdoria) and Christoph Knasmüllner (Bayern) also joined Inter but are ineligible.

Miscellaneous
• Brazilian-born Thiago Motta made his Azzurri debut in a 1-1 friendly draw with Germany on 9 February.

• Nagatomo was ever-present as Japan won January's AFC Asian Cup under former Inter coach Alberto Zaccheroni.

• Maicon and Sneijder were named in the UEFA.com users' Team of the Year; José Mourinho was elected coach.

• Milito was named Player of the Year at the Italian footballers' association's 2010 Oscar del Calcio awards. Júlio César was selected as best goalkeeper, Samuel best defender, while Maicon claimed the goal of the year gong for his strike against Juventus in April. Mourinho took the best coach prize.

• Eto'o was named African Player of the Year for a record fourth time on 20 December.

Bayern

UEFA milestones
• Bayern have conceded 246 goals in the European Champion Clubs' Cup.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Mario Gomez, Danijel Pranjić and Toni Kroos are a booking away from a ban.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 19 February: 1. FSV Mainz 05 1-3 FC Bayern München
(Allagui 84; Schweinsteiger 9, Müller 50, Gomez 77)

Kraft (Butt 46); Lahm, Tymoshchuk, Badstuber (Kroos 64), Luiz Gustavo; Pranjić, Schweinsteiger, Müller (Breno 80), Ribéry, Robben; Gomez

• Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his first header in 239 Bundesliga appearances, while Müller took his tally to eight in his last nine outings for Bayern.

• Gomez has scored ten goals in eight games for Bayern and 27 in 31 matches for the club this season, including four hat-tricks.

• Bayern have scored 22 goals in seven games in 2011.

• On 12 February Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben appeared together for the first time in 273 days, since last season's German Cup final, as Bayern beat TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 4-0.

• Bayern have won their last ten home games, scoring 34 goals in the process.

• Philipp Lahm has started the club's last 95 competitive games.

• Bayern will meet FC Schalke 04 in the German Cup semi-finals on 2 March, a repeat of last year's lineup when Robben's stunning extra-time solo effort decided it.

• Bayern accrued eight points from their first seven games – their worst ever start to a Bundesliga campaign.

• In September Louis van Gaal's side drew 0-0 with SV Werder Bremen and 1. FC Köln – the first time the German champions have recorded back-to-back goalless draws at home in the Bundesliga.

Injury news
• Kroos was a substitute at Mainz, his first appearance since injuring his metatarsal on 13 December.

• Thomas Kraft has been ever-present in the starting XI since supplanting Jörg Butt in the Bayern goal during the winter break but was taken off at half-time on Saturday with a head injury. Gomez finished the match but aggravated an ankle problem.

• Miroslav Klose has played five games for Bayern since the end of September because of a hamstring problem.

• Robben made his first appearance of the season on 15 January after recovering from a torn left thigh muscle. A substitute, he replaced Ribéry, who picked up a knee injury that ruled him out of the next three games.

• Diego Contento has not featured since suffering a stress fracture to his spine on 22 January and Rouven Sattelmaier injured his bicep at the start of October but both are back in training.

• Ivica Olić was ruled out for six months after knee surgery on 9 November.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In:
Boy Deul, Luiz Gustavo (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
Out: Edson Braafheid (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Martín Demichelis (Málaga CF), Maximilian Haas (Middlesbrough FC), Christoph Knasmüllner (FC Internazionale Milano), Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), David Alaba (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Breno received his first international call-up but remained on the bench as Brazil lost 1-0 to France on 9 February.

• Klose was on target in a 1-1 draw against Italy on the same night and has scored 11 goals in his last ten international appearances. Gomez pulled out of the Germany squad with a knee problem.

Last updated: 04/03/11 14.52CET

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