Match facts: Inter v Atlético


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Super Cup statistics
• Inter have never before appeared in the UEFA Super Cup.

• Ten UEFA Super Cup finals have included an Italian team, with nine ending in a Serie A victory.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 21 August: FC Internazionale Milano 3-1 AS Roma (Pandev 41, Eto'o 70 80; Riise 21)
Júlio César; Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu; Cambiasso, Zanetti (Stanković 46); Eto'o, Sneijder (Materazzi 88), Pandev (Mariga 78); Milito.

• In their eighth Italian Super Cup, Inter equalled AC Milan's appearance record and registered their fifth win – also matching Milan's competition best.

• Inter have now won four of the last six editions of the Italian Super Cup.

• Samuel Eto'o's double against Roma made him the joint highest scorer in the competition alongside Alessandro Del Piero and Andriy Shevchenko with three goals. The Inter striker also scored in last season's 2-1 defeat by S.S. Lazio.

• The match was Rafael Benítez's first competitive fixture in charge of the Nerazzurri since replacing Real Madrid CF-bound José Mourinho in June.

• In May Inter became the first Italian team to win the UEFA Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia during the same season.

• Since 2005, Inter have collected five Serie A titles, three Coppa Italias, four Italian Super Cups and last season's UEFA Champions League – a total of 13 trophies.

• Twelve Inter players featured at the FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa. Wesley Sneijder reached the final with the Netherlands, knocking out a Brazil side including club-mates Julio César, Maicon and Lucio in the quarter-finals; Walter Samuel, Nicolás Burdisso and Diego Milito were in the Argentina side that also got to the last eight, as did Sulley Muntari with Ghana; the tournaments of Dejan Stanković (Serbia), Eto'o (Cameroon), David Suazo (Honduras) and Victor Obinna (Nigeria) all came to an end after the group stage.

Injury news
• Thiago Motta missed all of Inter's pre-season friendlies with a knee problem, also sitting out the Roma game.

Summer transfers
Luca Castellazzi (UC Sampdoria)
Jonathan Biabiany (Parma FC)
Andrea Ranocchia (AS Bari)

Ricardo Quaresma (Beşiktaş JK)
Mario Balotelli (Manchester City FC)
Mattia Destro (CFC Genoa, loan)
René Krhin (Bologna FC)
Andrea Ranocchia (Genoa CFC, loan)

• Five Inter players were nominated for the UEFA Club Football Awards held in Monaco on Thursday: Júlio César, Lucio, Maicon, Sneiijder and Milito.

• On 9 August captain Javier Zanetti and UEFA Champions League final match-winner Milito signed new contracts until 2013 and 2014 respectively.

• Third-choice goalkeeper Paolo Orlandoni has also renewed his expiring contract for a further season.

• The Italian Super Cup game was Zanetti's 701st match for Inter, after he reached the 700 mark in last season's UEFA Champions League final. He is second only to Giuseppe Bergomi (758) on Inter's all-time appearance list in all competitions.

• Iván Córdoba entered the top ten for most Inter appearances last season and now ranks tenth on the list with 419 games.


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Super Cup statistics
• Like Inter, Atlético are making their UEFA Super Cup debut.

• Spanish clubs have won seven UEFA Super Cups. There has been Liga representation in 14 finals, including one all-Spanish affair.

Latest domestic information
• Los Rojiblancos warmed up for the UEFA Super Cup by taking part in the annual Trofeo Colombino. After a 1-0 reverse to Real Sporting de Gijón, Quique Sánchez Flores's side beat Uruguay's Wanderers FC 3-0 on 19 August, Diego Costa, José Antonio Reyes and Raúl García getting the goals.

• Last year's UEFA Europa League winners will test out a newly laid pitch at the Vicente Calderón when they host Sporting in their opening Liga encounter on 30 August.

• Diego Godín and Diego Forlán were part of the Uruguay side that finished fourth at the FIFA World Cup, the latter registering five goals and winning the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. Argentina's Sergio Agüero and Portugal pair Simão and Tiago also featured at the finals.

• Atlético ended last season with two defeats, going down 3-0 at home to Getafe CF on 15 May – three days after their UEFA Europa League victory – before a 2-0 Copa del Rey final reverse to Sevilla FC four days later.

Injury news
• On 11 May goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo underwent surgery on the cruciate knee ligament damage he had suffered three days previously.

• Juanito missed training on 24 August with a foot injury. Fran Mérida took part in the session despite a groin complaint.

Summer transfers
Fran Mérida (Arsenal FC)
Felipe Luis (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
Diego Godín (Villarreal CF)
Tiago (Juventus, loan)
Mario Suárez (RCD Mallorca)

Mariano Pernía (released)
Pablo Ibáñez (West Bromwich Albion FC)
Salvio (SL Benfica, loan)
Roberto (SL Benfica)
Leandro Cabrera (RC Recreativo de Huelva, loan)

• Atlético submitted their final squad on Wednesday, with midfielder Tiago and striker Diego Costa included.

• At the end of May, Quique Sánchez Flores agreed terms on a new deal which will keep him at the Vicente Calderón for the coming season.

• David de Gea and Álvaro Domínguez are on the shortlist for the Liga de Fútbol Profesional's team of 2009/10, as voted for by players and coaches in Spain's top two divisions.

• Keko, Jorge Pulido and Koke featured as Spain finished runners-up to France at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Normandy in July, Keko captaining Luis Milla's side.

• Atlético will celebrate 100 years in their famous red and white colours this season. Los Colchoneros initially wore a blue and white kit until January 1911.