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Crespo's rescue remedy

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2002, 23.11CET
Rosenborg BK 2-2 Internazionale FC Hernán Crespo and Azar Karadas each score twice.

Match statistics

RosenborgInternazionale

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target14
 
6
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners15
 
6
Offsides4
 
6
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 17 September 2002, 23.11CET

Crespo's rescue remedy

Rosenborg BK 2-2 Internazionale FC Hernán Crespo and Azar Karadas each score twice.

Rosenborg BK 2-2 Internazionale FC
Internazionale FC came from behind to snatch a draw in the first game of their UEFA Champions League Group D campaign. Two goals from Hernán Crespo earned a 2-2 draw for the Italian side from their game against Norwegian champions Rosenborg BK at the Lerkendal stadium.

Open game
Rosenborg can consider themselves unfortunate not to have taken maximum points from a surprisingly open game, which saw Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro sent off for two bookable offences in the space of five second-half minutes. As is so often the case, his team played better following his 69th-minute departure, and eleven minutes from time, Crespo struck his second goal of the evening, smashing a left-foot shot into the roof of the net following a free-kick from substitute Alvaro Recoba to level the scores.

Deflected goal
The home team found themselves trailing to a 33rd-minute Crespo goal at half-time, the Argentinian striker having worked an opening on the right-hand side of the penalty area beafore beating Árni Arason in the home goal with a deflected shot. Rosenborg could justifiably rue their ill fortune, having had the majority of the possession and come close to scoring when Odd Inge Olsen’s header bounced on to the top of the Inter crossbar with Francesco Toldo helpless. However, Inter had chances of their own and Crespo should have found the net before his goal, bursting clear in the ninth minute only to fire his shot against Arason’s legs.

Deserved equaliser
The remainder of the first period passed by in a blur of half-chances and goalmouth incidents, with the home side always dangerous but unable to create many clear-cut openings. However, they emerged from the interval with a new sense of purpose and tore into their opponents straight from the restart. Rosenborg deservedly equalised in the 52nd minute as Azar Karadas bundled the ball in at the far post following a corner which Crespo inadvertently flicked away from his own goalkeeper.

Agonisingly close
Inter rode their luck after conceding that goal, and Rosenborg passed up two presentable chances in the next few minutes. First, following an excellent passing move, the ball was worked through to Harald Brattbakk, who rolled his shot wide of Toldo but also just past the far post. Italy’s second-choice goalkeeper then had to get down smartly to a low Karadas shot, which he gathered at the second attempt.

Thumping finish
Karadas did eventually get his reward after 65 minutes, thumping an unstoppable header past Toldo following good work from Olsen down the Rosenborg left. Rosenborg’s No20 gave Inter problems in the air all night and was unlucky not to claim a hat-trick, seeing another header fly narrowly wide and forcing Toldo to stretch to reach another effort.

Last updated: 18/09/02 6.42CET

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Lineups

rosenborg

Rosenborg

internazionale

Internazionale

12
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
1
ToldoFrancesco Toldo (GK)
2
OlsenOdd Inge Olsen
2
CórdobaIván Córdoba
3
HoftunErik Hoftun (C)
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
5
BasmaChrister Basma
9
CrespoHernán Crespo
Goal33
Goal79
Substitution88
6
StrandRoar Strand
Substitution75
10
MorfeoDomenico Morfeo
Substitution77
7
BergØrjan Berg
Yellow Card32
13
CannavaroFabio Cannavaro
Yellow Card64
Red Card69
9
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen
18
DalmatStéphane Dalmat
Substitution63
10
SkammelsrudBent Skammelsrud
23
MaterazziMarco Materazzi
13
SaarinenJanne Saarinen
25
AlmeydaMatias Almeyda
20
KaradasAzar Karadas
Goal52
Goal65
32
VieriChristian Vieri
22
BrattbakkHarald Brattbakk
77
CocoFrancesco Coco

Substitutes

1
Espen JohnsenEspen Johnsen (GK)
12
FontanaAlberto Fontana (GK)
8
EnerlyDagfinn Enerly
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Substitution63
11
SibayaMacBeth Sibaya
7
ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
18
GeorgeChrister George
14
Di BiagioLuigi Di Biagio
19
LudvigsenTrond Fredrik Ludvigsen
15
AdaniDaniele Adani
Substitution88
21
StensaasStåle Stensaas
Substitution75
20
RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
Substitution77
25
TronsethAre Tronseth
31
VivasNelson Vivas

Coach

Nils Arne Eggen (NOR) Héctor Cúper (ARG)

Referee

Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin (ESP)

Assistant referees

Antonio Cardos Paterna (ESP), José Enguix Sales (ESP)

Fourth official

Alexis Perez Perez (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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