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Vieri conducts Inter masterclass

Published: Thursday 6 December 2001, 23.00CET
A Christian Vieri hat-trick helped Internazionale FC overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit to sink Ipswich Town FC 4-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup.

Match statistics

InternazionaleIpswich

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 6 December 2001, 23.00CET

Vieri conducts Inter masterclass

A Christian Vieri hat-trick helped Internazionale FC overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit to sink Ipswich Town FC 4-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup.

Internazionale FC 4-1 Ipswich Town FC (Aggregate: 4-2) A Christian Vieri hat-trick helped Internazionale FC overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit to sink Ipswich Town FC 4-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Cup third round.

Lethal finishing
The Italian striker showed why he is rated among the world’s most lethal finishers with three high-quality strikes as the Serie A leaders totally outclassed the FA Premiership’s bottom club at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium. Ipswich had no answer to the pace, movement and guile of the Inter forward line which at times served up some scintillating football.

Glancing header
Vieiri opened his account in the 18th minute following a free-kick on the left-hand side. Emre Belözoglu's delivery was inviting and Vieri rose to glance the ball past a helpless Matteo Sereni in the Ipswich goal. Seconds later he could have doubled his tally when Sereni parried Mohamed Kallon’s fierce shot, but the forward slipped at the crucial moment with the goal gaping.

Sweet volley
Inter were now rampant and Kallon, Javier Zanetti and Vieri again all went close before they claimed their second in the 35th minute. Vratislav Gresko's 25-metre drive cannoned off an Inter boot and sat up neatly for Vieri to hook in a sweet volley.

Early hope
Shell-shocked Ipswich were left ruing some early half-chances squandered by Richard Naylor and Finidi George, but in truth there was little they could do about Inter in this sort of mood.

Kallon strike
Manager George Burley changed things at half-time, bringing on Alun Armstrong, the goalscoring hero of the first leg, for Naylor. But any hopes of a revival were dashed within seconds of the restart when Kallon added a third from Vieri’s flick.

Treble moment
Kallon returned the favour in the 64th minute with an intelligent through-ball for his strike partner who saw his right-foot shot well saved by Sereni. But Vieri was not going to be denied and completed his hat-trick six minutes later. The Ipswich defence went absent without leave as the 28-year-old sprinted on to Guly’s long punt down the middle. He composed himself before rounding Sereni and rolling the ball into the empty net.

Consolation goal
Ipswich did give their vociferous army of travelling supporters something to celebrate with a consolation ten minutes from time. Zanetti handled Matt Holland’s shot in the area and Armstong stepped up to convert the penalty. But the final cheer of the night was reserved for the home fans who witnessed the reappearance of injury-plagued striker Ronaldo as a late substitute for Vieri.

'Well beaten'
Afterwards Burley had no complaints about the result. He said: "We were well beaten. We have done really well to reach this stage and we were beaten by a very strong side."

Last updated: 15/11/12 21.02CET

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Lineups

internazionale

Internazionale

ipswich

Ipswich

1
ToldoFrancesco Toldo
34
SereniMatteo Sereni
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
15
MakinChris Makin
Yellow Card89
14
Di BiagioLuigi Di Biagio
Yellow Card84
6
VenusMark Venus
2
CórdobaIván Córdoba
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
24
GreškoVratislav Greško
Yellow Card81
5
HreidarssonHermann Hreidarsson
77
Okan BurukOkan Buruk
7
MagiltonJim Magilton
Substitution71
11
GulyGuly
8
HollandMatt Holland (C)
33
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Substitution90+1
14
WrightJermaine Wright
Yellow Card33
8
FarinósFrancisco Farinós
3
ClaphamJamie Clapham
32
VieriChristian Vieri
Goal19
Goal34
Goal71
Substitution79
12
NaylorRichard Naylor
Substitution46
3
KallonMohamed Kallon
Goal46
33
GeorgeFinidi George
Substitution61

Substitutes

12
FontanaAlberto Fontana
21
BranaganKeith Branagan
7
ConceiçãoSérgio Conceição
Substitution90+1
9
CouñagoPablo Couñago
Substitution61
9
RonaldoRonaldo
Substitution79
35
PeraltaSixto Peralta
Substitution71
10
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
10
ArmstrongAlun Armstrong
Substitution46
Goal79
78
VentolaNicola Ventola
4
McGrealJohn McGreal
28
AdrianoAdriano
36
GaardsøeThomas Gaardsøe
21
GeorgatosGrigoris Georgatos
22
MillerTommy Miller

Coach

Héctor Cúper (ARG) George Burley (SCO)

Referee

Alain Sars (FRA)

Assistant referees

Jacques Poudevigne (FRA), Corinne Nadine Lagrange (FRA)

Fourth official

Franck Glochon (FRA)

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