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Inter march on thanks to Trabzonspor draw

Published: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 23.03CET
Trabzonspor AŞ 1-1 FC Internazionale Milano
Ricardo Álvarez's fine opener was cancelled out by a deflected Halil Altıntop effort but the visitors held on for the point they needed to win Group B.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from Hüseyin Avni Aker

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Match statistics

TrabzonsporInternazionale

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target10
 
3
Corners6
 
9
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)50
 
50

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:36 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 23.03CET

Inter march on thanks to Trabzonspor draw

Trabzonspor AŞ 1-1 FC Internazionale Milano
Ricardo Álvarez's fine opener was cancelled out by a deflected Halil Altıntop effort but the visitors held on for the point they needed to win Group B.

Trabzonspor AŞ were unable to capitalise on some concerted second-half pressure as FC Internazionale Milano held on to earn the point they needed to finish top of UEFA Champions League Group B.

LOSC Lille Métropole's win at PFC CSKA Moskva had guaranteed Inter's progress before a ball had been kicked yet there was no sign of the visitors easing up early on, Ricardo Álvarez's well-worked effort giving them an 18th-minute lead. Halil Altıntop's deflected effort swiftly brought Trabzonspor level, yet the hosts were unable to find the goal that would have put them in pole position to join their opponents in the round of 16, substitute Adrian Mierzejewski heading against the post late on.

Trabzonspor stunned Inter at San Siro on matchday one and the Turkish team duly began confidently. Much of the early play took place in the Inter half but visiting goalkeeper Júlio César was scarcely threatened and, when the first goal arrived, it came at the other end.

It was a move crafted in Argentina, Álvarez picking up possession on the Inter right and playing a neat one-two with compatriot Diego Milito before stroking a composed left-foot shot past Tolga Zengin. The setback briefly silenced the vociferous home support – but within moments they were back to full voice.

Burak Yılmaz might have levelled from Gustavo Colman's pass, instead prodding past the post at full stretch. It did not take long for Trabzonspor's luck to improve, Altıntop's long-range shot striking Walter Samuel to wrong-foot César and leave the match all-square again.

Revived, the home team continued to press yet a reminder of the Inter threat was never far away, Mauro Zárate forcing a fine save from Tolga. That proved to be the pattern in the second period in which Trabzonspor did most of the pressing yet the crowd drew a sharp intake of breath whenever Inter broke. From one such attack, Zárate was half-denied by the goalkeeper with Arkadiusz Głowacki blocking the follow-up effort.

At the other end Burak was a constant menace, while Alanzinho flashed a shot across the Inter goal. The visitors had another escape with 14 minutes remaining, Ondřej Čelůstka landing a perfect right-wing cross on to the head of the diving, and unmarked, Mierzejewski whose effort came back off the left-hand post. Despite failing to find a winner, Trabzonspor will guarantee progress with victory at Lille on matchday six; anything less and they will be nervously looking for Inter to do them a favour at home to CSKA.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.40CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000263/match=2007636/postmatch/report/index.html#trabzon+draw+suits+inter

Quotes

  • Şenol Güneş

    Read more"Getting into the Champions League was a nice surprise, a bit of excitement: the surprise goes on .."

  • Claudio Ranieri

    Read more"We started this campaign with a home defeat so we did very well to qualify with a game to spare; it wasn't easy"

Lineups

trabzonspor

Trabzonspor

internazionale

Internazionale

29
Tolga ZenginTolga Zengin (GK) (C)
1
Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
5
ČechMarek Čech
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
6
GłowackiArkadiusz Głowacki
Yellow Card42
5
StankovićDejan Stanković
9
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Goal23
6
LúcioLúcio
15
ZokoraDidier Zokora
11
ÁlvarezRicardo Álvarez
Goal18
Yellow Card85
Substitution89
17
Burak YılmazBurak Yılmaz
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
20
ColmanGustavo Colman
22
Milito Diego Milito
Substitution86
23
Giray KaçarGiray Kaçar
25
SamuelWalter Samuel
25
AlanzinhoAlanzinho
Substitution85
26
ChivuCristian Chivu
Yellow Card11
28
ČelůstkaOndřej Čelůstka
28
ZárateMauro Zárate
Substitution69
30
Serkan BalcıSerkan Balcı
Yellow Card56
Substitution64
55
NagatomoYuto Nagatomo

Substitutes

1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK)
12
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
10
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
Substitution64
7
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Substitution86
12
Paulo HenriquePaulo Henrique
Substitution85
8
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
21
Barış AtaşBarış Ataş
20
ObiJoel Obi
22
Mustafa YumluMustafa Yumlu
23
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
24
Aykut AkgünAykut Akgün
29
CoutinhoCoutinho
Substitution69
32
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek
37
FaraoniMarco Faraoni
Substitution89

Coach

Şenol Güneş (TUR) Claudio Ranieri (ITA)

Referee

Martin Atkinson (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Stuart Attwell (ENG), Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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