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Nagatomo salvages Inter draw against Rubin

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.21CET
FC Internazionale Milano 2-2 FC Rubin Kazan
José Rondón's 84th-minute strike looked set to earn Rubin the spoils before Yuto Nagatomo's last-gasp volley made it honours even.
by Paolo Menicucci
from Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Nagatomo salvages Inter draw against Rubin
Yuto Nagatomo hit a dramatic late leveller for Inter ©Getty Images

Match statistics

InternazionaleRubin

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
5
Attempts off target8
 
10
Corners0
2
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 22/10/2012 05:10 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.21CET

Nagatomo salvages Inter draw against Rubin

FC Internazionale Milano 2-2 FC Rubin Kazan
José Rondón's 84th-minute strike looked set to earn Rubin the spoils before Yuto Nagatomo's last-gasp volley made it honours even.

Yuto Nagatomo scored an added-time equaliser as FC Internazionale Milano and FC Rubin Kazan started their Group H campaigns with an entertaining 2-2 draw.

With six minutes left, the headlines looked set to belong to Croatian forward Marko Livaja, who marked his first start for the Nerazzurri with a goal to cancel out Aleksandr Ryazantsev's opener. Yet José Rondón restored the visitors' advantage and the stage was set for Nagatomo to volley in Diego Milito's cross with virtually the last kick of the game.

Both goalkeepers were forced to make diving stops early on as Antonio Cassano and Rondón had sighters on goal, and Rubin soon made the breakthrough after Jonathan's sliding tackle connected only with Gökdeniz Karadeniz. Samir Handanovič, a well-known penalty specialist, denied Bebras Natcho from the resulting spot kick, but Ryazantsev was first to the rebound and made no mistake with his left foot.

Inter were soon level after a fine pass from Cassano put Esteban Cambiasso through one-on-one with Sergei Ryzhikov. The midfielder dribbled past the goalkeeper and sent in a cross from the byline that allowed the 19-year-old Livaja to score with a header.

Rubin went close to retaking the lead when Ryazantsev's low shot from just outside the box hit the post. Inter then threatened too, early in the second half, as Livaja placed his right-footed shot just over the bar with only Ryzhikov to beat after being released by Cassano.

The game hung in the balance until Rondón latched onto Roman Eremenko's pass, dribbled beyond Andrea Ranocchia and steered a precise low shot past Handanovič. Rubin were as close as it gets to a flying start in the group – but Nagatomo salvaged a UEFA Europa League point for the hosts.

Last updated: 22/09/12 0.15CET

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Lineups

internazionale

Internazionale

rubin

Rubin

1
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
7
CoutinhoCoutinho
4
César NavasCésar Navas
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
8
RyazantsevAleksandr Ryazantsev
Goal17
Substitution70
21
GarganoWalter Gargano
23
R. EremenkoRoman Eremenko
23
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
25
MarcanoIván Marcano
Yellow Card74
25
SamuelWalter Samuel
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
Yellow Card36
Substitution81
42
JonathanJonathan
Substitution46
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
Substitution85
55
NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
Goal90+2
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
Penalty17
88
LivajaMarko Livaja
Goal39
Substitution61
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Substitution67
99
RondónJosé Rondón
Goal84

Substitutes

27
BelecVid Belec (GK)
88
HaghighiAlireza Haghighi (GK)
6
SilvestreMatías Silvestre
6
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
Substitution70
Yellow Card76
10
SneijderWesley Sneijder
9
DavydovSergei Davydov
14
GuarínFredy Guarín
Substitution46
Yellow Card89
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution85
22
Milito Diego Milito
Substitution61
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
Substitution81
31
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
Substitution67
22
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
40
JuanJuan
55
Gökhan TöreGökhan Töre

Coach

Andrea Stramaccioni (ITA) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Assistant referees

Stefan Lupp (GER), Wolfgang Walz (GER)

Fourth official

Holger Henschel (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Marco Fritz (GER), Robert Hartmann (GER)

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