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Palacio Partizan's scourge as Inter march through

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 23.05CET
FK Partizan 1-3 FC Internazionale Milano
Scorer of the only goal when the sides met on matchday three, Rodrigo Palacio registered two more to help Inter through from Group H.
Palacio Partizan's scourge as Inter march through
Rodrigo Palacio celebrates with Inter team-mate Fredy Guarín ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

PartizanInternazionale

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target7
 
8
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners3
 
2
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed7
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 16/11/2012 22:10 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 23.05CET

Palacio Partizan's scourge as Inter march through

FK Partizan 1-3 FC Internazionale Milano
Scorer of the only goal when the sides met on matchday three, Rodrigo Palacio registered two more to help Inter through from Group H.

Rodrigo Palacio took his tally against FK Partizan to three goals in two games as FC Internazionale Milano qualified for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with two games to spare.

Responsible for the late winner when the sides met a fortnight ago, half-time substitute Palacio proved the scourge of Partizan again with efforts on 51 and 75 minutes. Fredy Guarín added a third, and while Nemanja Tomić broke the hosts' scoring duck in Group H in added time, the game was long since up for the Serbian champions.

With FC Rubin Kazan having beaten Neftçi PFK earlier in the evening, the Nerazzurri knew a point would be sufficient to qualify. Though they would rubber-stamp their place with apparent ease, the outlook for Inter might have been radically different were it not for Samir Handanovič.

While Nikola Petrović was underemployed before the break – the closest Inter came was a shot from Guarín which whistled wide – Handanovič rose to the occasion with two reflex saves, first getting down low to scoop Ivan Ivanov's header around a post. From Tomić's ensuing corner, the Slovenia No1 frustrated the same player with another acrobatic stop.

Handanovič came to the visitors' rescue once more four minutes into the second half, though this time he knew little about it, keeping the ball out after team-mate Juan had miscued while trying to clear Aleksandar Miljković's low cross.

However, like he did at San Siro, Palacio broke Partizan hearts. The Argentinian international had only been on the field five minutes when he stooped to chest in Guarín's driven cross from the byline. A quarter of an hour from time the same players combined again, Palacio running through and rifling across Petrović.

In the meantime, Handanovič stood tall to block Stefan Šćepović's near-post attempt and clawed away Milan Smiljanić's drive. Late on, Guarín and Tomić exchanged goals. While Partizan and Neftçi are now out of the running, Inter, after their tenth successive win, and Rubin go marching on.

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Lineups

partizan

Partizan

internazionale

Internazionale

30
Nik. PetrovićNikola Petrović (GK)
1
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
2
MiljkovićAleksandar Miljković
4
ZanettiJavier Zanetti (C)
4
MedoMedo
Substitution55
6
SilvestreMatías Silvestre
Yellow Card73
7
TomićNemanja Tomić
Goal90+1
14
GuarínFredy Guarín
Goal87
12
S. ŠćepovićStefan Šćepović
Substitution69
16
MudingayiGaby Mudingayi
Substitution14
15
IvanovIvan Ivanov
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso
18
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
31
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
22
S. IlićSaša Ilić (C)
Substitution30
40
JuanJuan
Yellow Card55
40
OstojićMiloš Ostojić
Yellow Card48
42
JonathanJonathan
50
L. MarkovićLazar Marković
55
NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
Substitution46
99
SmiljanićMilan Smiljanić
88
LivajaMarko Livaja
Substitution77

Substitutes

33
R. IlićRadiša Ilić (GK)
12
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
8
PalacioRodrigo Palacio
Substitution46
Goal51
Goal75
11
NinkovićNikola Ninković
21
GarganoWalter Gargano
Substitution14
17
SretenovićSreten Sretenović
22
Milito Diego Milito
39
JojićMiloš Jojić
Substitution30
Yellow Card78
28
PasaSimone Pasa
44
ŠćepovićMarko Šćepović
Substitution55
52
RomanòAndrea Romanò
45
A. MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution69
Yellow Card73
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Substitution77

Coach

Vladimir Vermezović (SRB) Andrea Stramaccioni (ITA)

Referee

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Assistant referees

Ricardo Santos (POR), Venâncio Tomé (POR)

Fourth official

Tiago Trigo (POR)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Xistra (POR), Hugo Miguel (POR)

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