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Match facts: Twente v Inter

Published: Saturday 11 September 2010, 1.45CET
UEFA.com delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of the UEFA Champions League fixture, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and recent domestic information.
Match facts: Twente v Inter
Samuel Eto'o scores Inter's winner against Udinese ©Getty Images

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Published: Saturday 11 September 2010, 1.45CET

Match facts: Twente v Inter

UEFA.com delves into all the latest facts and figures ahead of the UEFA Champions League fixture, with competition milestones, up-to-date injury news and recent domestic information.

Twente

UEFA milestones
• This match is Twente's first in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 11 September: VVV Venlo 1-2 FC Twente (Paauwe 42pen; Ruiz 29, Rosales 70)
Mihaylov; Rosales, Douglas, Wisgerhof, Tiendalli; Brama, De Jong, Janssen; Ruiz, Janko, Chadli (Bajrami 66)

• VVV's goal was the first Nikolay Mihaylov has conceded in six games in all competitions this season for his club.

• Michel Preud'homme named the same XI which defeated FC Utrecht 4-0 on 29 August.

• The Dutch titleholders' previous eight strikes this season were shared between Luuk de Jong and Marc Janko, De Jong scoring the only goal as Twente defeated AFC Ajax in the Dutch Super Cup on 31 July.

Injury news    
• Nicky Kuiper was an unused substitute against VVV after recovering from surgery on his right knee in April.

Summer transfers
In
Emir Bajrami (IF Elfsborg)
Marc Janko (FC Salzburg)
Wilko de Vogt (FC Oss)
Rasmus Bengtsson (Hertha BSC Berlin)
Nacer Chadli (AGOVV Apeldoorn)
Roberto Rosales (KAA Gent)
Bart Buysse (SV Zulte Waregem)
Denny Landzaat (Feyenoord)

Out
Vagif Javadov (Bakı FK, loan)
Alexander Bannink (Heracles Almelo, loan)
Andrej Rendla (Heracles Almelo, loan)
Nikita Rukavytsya (Hertha BSC Berlin)
Marko Arnautovic (SV Werder Bremen)
Cees Paauwe (SBV Excelsior)
Jeroen Heubach (retired)
Blaise Nkufo (Seattle Sounders FC)
Ronnie Stam (Wigan Athletic FC)
Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United FC)
Romano Denneboom (released)
Kenneth Perez (released)
Nashat Akram (released)

International news
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying unless stated.

• Thursday 2 September:
Spain 2-1 Netherlands, U21s – Luuk de Jong

• Friday 3 September:
England 4-0 Bulgaria – Nikolay Mihaylov
Sweden 2-0 Hungary – Emir Bajrami
Venezuela 0-2 Colombia, friendly – Roberto Rosales
Panama 2-2 Costa Rica, friendly – Bryan Ruiz

• Saturday 4 September:
South Africa 2-0 Niger, African Cup of Nations qualifying – Bernard Parker (goal)

• Sunday 5 September:
Jamaica 1-0 Costa Rica, friendly – Bryan Ruiz

• Tuesday 7 September:
Austria 2-0 Kazakhstan – Marc Janko
Sweden 6-0 San Marino – Emir Bajrami
Bulgaria 0-1 Montenegro – Nikolay Mihaylov
Venezuela 1-0 Ecuador, friendly – Roberto Rosales (sub)

Inter

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 11 September: FC Internazionale Milano 2-1 Udinese Calcio
(Lucio 7, Eto'o 67; Floro Flores 31)

Júlio César; Zanetti, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu (Córdoba 55); Mariga, Cambiasso; Biabiany (Pandev 63), Sneijder, Eto'o; Milito (Muntari 81)

• Rafael Benítez made one change to the team which drew with Bologna FC in their Serie A opener, Jonathan Biabiany making his first start for Inter in place of Goran Pandev. Pandev came on as a substitute for his 200th Serie A appearance.

• Lucio's goal was his first for club or country since scoring against Juventus in the Coppa Italia in January, his first in the league since 23 September 2009.

• Inter have not lost a home game in Serie A since a 2-1 defeat by Juventus on 22 March 2008, winning 32 of their ensuing 42 matches at San Siro.

• The Nerazzurri drew their opening league fixture for the fourth successive season when they were held 0-0 by Bologna on 30 August.

• Goals from Pandev and Samuel Eto'o (2) helped Inter to a 3-1 victory against AS Roma in the Italian Super Cup at San Siro on 21 August.

• The Nerazzurri equalled AC Milan's record of eight appearances and five victories in the annual curtain-raiser.

Injury news    
• Dejan Stanković was ruled out of the Udinese match – on his 32nd birthday – by a left thigh injury.

• Thiago Motta missed Inter's pre-season matches because of a knee problem.

• Maicon is yet to make a Serie A appearance this term because of a knee injury picked up in training.

Summer transfers
In
Luca Castellazzi (UC Sampdoria)
Coutinho (CR Vasco da Gama)

Out
Ricardo Quaresma (Beşiktaş JK)
Mario Balotelli (Manchester City FC)
Nicolás Burdisso (AS Roma)
René Krhin (Bologna FC)
Mattia Destro (Genoa CFC, loan)

• Inter also signed Andrea Ranocchia though the youngster will remain at Genoa CFC on loan this season.

International news
UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying unless stated.

• Friday 3 September:
Faroe Islands 0-3 Serbia – Dejan Stanković (goal)
Slovakia 1-0 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Goran Pandev
San Marino 0-5 Netherlands – Wesley Sneijder
Ukraine 2-2 France, U21s − Jonathan Biabiany (sub)

• Saturday 4 September:
Mauritius 1-3 Cameroon, African Cup of Nations qualifying – Samuel Eto'o (2 goals)
Guinea-Bissau 1-0 Kenya, African Cup of Nations qualifying – MacDonald Mariga

• Tuesday 7 September:
Serbia 1-1 Slovenia – Dejan Stanković
Netherlands 2-1 Finland – Wesley Sneijder
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2-2 Armenia – Goran Pandev
Belarus 0-0 Romania – Cristian Chivu
Mexico 1-0 Colombia, friendly – Iván Cordoba
Argentina 4-1 Spain, friendly – Esteban Cambiasso, Javier Zanetti
France 2-0 Malta, U21s – Jonathan Biabiany

• Cambiasso and Zanetti returned to the Argentina squad having been omitted from the FIFA World Cup party by then coach Diego Maradona. Walter Samuel and Diego Milito were also called up for the Spain game but did not play.

• Uncapped Coutinho was selected by new Brazil coach Mano Menezes for a training camp in Barcelona, setting up a goal for Pato in a 3-0 friendly victory over FC Barcelona B on 7 September.

Miscellaneous
• Inter achieved a clean sweep of the 2010 UEFA Club Football Awards in Monaco last month, the first time such a feat has been achieved since the awards' inception in 1998. Milito took the overall and forward accolades, while Júlio César, Maicon and Wesley Sneijder were honoured in their respective positions.

• Zanetti (until 2013), Milito (2014) and Paolo Orlandoni (2011) signed new contracts in the summer.

• On 11 August Lorenzo Crisetig became the youngster player to represent Italy U21s when he appeared in a 2-2 friendly draw with Denmark aged 17 years and seven months.

Last updated: 12/09/10 19.51CET

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