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Inter see off Shakhtar challenge

Published: Thursday 25 August 2005, 0.24CET
FC Internazionale Milano 1-1 FC Shakhar Donetsk (agg: 3-1) Inter's first-leg lead ensures they knock out the visitors despite a home draw.

Match statistics

InternazionaleShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 25 August 2005, 0.24CET

Inter see off Shakhtar challenge

FC Internazionale Milano 1-1 FC Shakhar Donetsk (agg: 3-1) Inter's first-leg lead ensures they knock out the visitors despite a home draw.

FC Internazionale Milano qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage despite being held by Ukrainian title-holders FC Shakhtar Donetsk at an empty Giuseppe Meazza stadium.

Stadium ban
Already holding a 2-0 advantage from the opening leg, the hosts were not in the same form as two weeks ago, with home fans banned for this and the next three European games due to the incidents in their quarter-final against AC Milan last season, although the chants of the 2,000 home fans that congregated outside the stadium to view the third qualifying round encounter from a giant television screen were audible. Brazilian midfielder Blumer Elano's 25th-minute strike cancelled out Alvaro Recoba's earlier effort to allow Shakhtar to enter Friday's UEFA Cup first-round draw with their heads lead high.

Shakhtar effort
Just as in the opening game, it was the Ukrainian side who had a brighter start, with Razvan Rat serving an unmarked Elano inside the box, only for his close-range effort to finish wide of goalkeeper Julio Cesar's far post. However, the visitors' early efforts were shattered when Recoba's left-footed strike inside the far post beat goalkeeper Jan Laštuvka. Midway through the first-half, Ciprian Marica needed medical attention after a coming together with Marco Materazzi.

Elano responds
But the striker got the better of his marker soon after. Materazzi was unable to stop Marica from surging inside the area and playing a beautiful ball to an unmarked Elano, who fired the ball into the back of the net. Mircea Lucescu's men grew in confidence, but Recoba twice came close again, with his powerful free-kick punched away by Laštuvka and his close-range shot going wide.

Rat volley
David Pizarro replaced Juan Sebastián Verón at half-time, but it was Shakhtar who looked the more threatening. In the 47th minute, Elano almost surprised Julio Cesar, with his right-footed strike just wide, and shortly after Rat's volley forced the Brazilian goalkeeper to save.

Acrobatic save
At the other end, Laštuvka twice denied Santiago Solari, and shortly after the hour mark, Adriano's effort on target was diverted by a Shakhtar defender. The Brazilian tried his luck again six minutes later, but he was denied by Laštuvka's acrobatic save.

Progress secure
Inter were happy to slow down the game and held on with their rivals showing signs of tiredness in the last stages. They will be in the top group of seeds for Thursday's draw in Monaco.

Last updated: 25/08/05 14.16CET

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Lineups

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Internazionale

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

12
Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
2
CórdobaIván Córdoba
9
MatuzalémMatuzalém
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
5
StankovićDejan Stanković
Substitution46
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
10
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution81
33
SrnaDarijo Srna
14
VerónJuan Verón
Yellow Card17
Substitution73
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
15
SolariSantiago Solari
Yellow Card63
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
25
BrandãoBrandão
20
RecobaÁlvaro Recoba
Goal13
6
DuljajIgor Duljaj
Substitution86
23
MaterazziMarco Materazzi
Yellow Card69
29
MaricaCiprian Marica
Substitution71
33
WomePierre Wome
36
ElanoElano
Goal24
Substitution64

Substitutes

1
ToldoFrancesco Toldo (GK)
1
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
6
ZanettiCristiano Zanetti
14
StoicanFlavius Stoican
8
PizarroDavid Pizarro
Substitution46
Yellow Card82
38
JádsonJádson
Substitution64
9
CruzJulio Cruz
Substitution81
20
BielikOlexiy Bielik
Substitution71
13
Zé MariaZé Maria
Substitution73
2
BarcauanCosmin Barcauan
16
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
Substitution86
25
SamuelWalter Samuel
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić

Coach

Roberto Mancini (ITA) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Herbert Fandel (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Harald Sather (GER)

Fourth official

Babak Rafati (GER)

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