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Neftçi claim creditable draw at Inter

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 22.55CET
FC Internazionale Milano 2-2 Neftçi PFK
Twice behind to a Marko Livaja goal, Neftçi avoided defeat for just the sixth time in 21 European away games thanks to Nicolás Canales's header.
Neftçi claim creditable draw at Inter
Rashad A Sadygov (No6) takes the acclaim after Neftçi's first equaliser ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

InternazionaleNeftçi

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners6
 
1
Offsides5
 
4
Fouls committed16
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 22.55CET

Neftçi claim creditable draw at Inter

FC Internazionale Milano 2-2 Neftçi PFK
Twice behind to a Marko Livaja goal, Neftçi avoided defeat for just the sixth time in 21 European away games thanks to Nicolás Canales's header.

Neftçi PFK concluded their UEFA Europa League Group H campaign with a 2-2 draw at FC Internazionale Milano.

While Internazionale had already clinched their place in the round of 32 and Neftçi finished bottom of the section despite this result, the Azerbaijani club could take solace from a famous point. Fifteen defeats from their 20 away games in Europe suggested they had their work cut out and Marko Livaja's ninth-minute strike doubled their difficulties. Though Rashad A Sadygov equalised, Livaja's second looked to have earned Inter victory until a last-gasp intervention from Nicolás Canales.

The Nerazzurri belied their run of one win in five outings with a fast start aided by a fair share of good fortune. Álvaro Pereira's cross from the left seemed harmless enough yet when one Neftçi defender slipped and another missed the ball altogether, Livaja took a touch before side-footing calmly past Saša Stamenković.

Walter Samuel was not quite so clinical when he headed Coutinho's cross narrowly over moments before the half-hour, and Neftçi suddenly appeared to have found a second wind. Their equaliser seven minutes after the break was nevertheless unexpected, Sadygov unleashing a swerving 25-metre shot which flew past Vid Belec.

Before the visitors had time to get their tails up, though, Inter restored their advantage. Substitute Yuto Nagatomo supplied the centre from the left and Livaja had the simple task of nodding past Stamenković.

If the 19-year-old's second was straightforward enough, his hat-trick chance was positively gift-wrapped. Esteban Cambiasso squared to him from a corner yet, with Stamenković out of position, Livaja fired straight at Bruno Bertucci on the line. Stamenković then did splendidly to tip Nagatomo's shot onto the bar and Neftçi made the most of their reprieve in the penultimate minute, Canales heading in the rebound after Bertucci's effort had been parried.



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Lineups

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Internazionale

neftçi

Neftçi

27
BelecVid Belec (GK)
30
StamenkovićSaša Stamenković (GK)
7
CoutinhoCoutinho
4
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
19
CambiassoEsteban Cambiasso (C)
5
MitreskiIgor Mitreski
24
BenassiMarco Benassi
6
SadygovRashad A. Sadygov (C)
Goal52
Substitution77
25
SamuelWalter Samuel
Substitution46
9
FlavinhoFlavinho
28
PasaSimone Pasa
10
WobayJulius Wobay
31
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
11
CanalesNicolás Canales
Goal89
42
JonathanJonathan
Substitution63
15
RamosEric Ramos
52
RomanòAndrea Romanò
Yellow Card15
16
Bruno BertucciBruno Bertucci
61
GarritanoLuca Garritano
Substitution53
22
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
Substitution46
88
LivajaMarko Livaja
Goal9
Goal54
Yellow Card89
25
ImamverdiyevCavid Imamverdiyev
Yellow Card62
Substitution90+3

Substitutes

12
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
48
BandiniAndrea Bandini
Substitution63
14
NasimovBakhodir Nasimov
49
TerraniGiovanni Terrani
17
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
Substitution90+3
54
DonkorIsaac Donkor
19
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
Substitution77
Yellow Card90+1
55
NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
Substitution53
21
NurahmadovKamil Nurahmadov
60
BelloniNiccolò Belloni
28
MehdiyevEmin Mehdiyev
Substitution46
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Substitution46
32
YunuszadeElvin Yunuszade

Coach

Andrea Stramaccioni (ITA) Boyukagha Hajiyev (AZE)

Referee

Emir Alecković (BIH)

Assistant referees

Dalibor Drašković (BIH), Hrvoje Turudić (BIH)

Fourth official

Senad Ibrisimbegović (BIH)

Additional assistant referees

Elmir Pilav (BIH), Ognjen Valjić (BIH)

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