Inter Milan 2-0 Fiorentina

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GAME COMMENTS

First Half

3:00 Coutinho set up Pazzini at the edge of the box but the keeper was up to the challenge.

4:30 Nagatomo strikes it wide and high.

5:00 Milito shoots; deflects for corner.

5:30 Nagatomo draws foul at edge of offensive third.

7:00 Pazzini draws foul at edge of our defensive third.

8:30 Inter awarded free kick at center field.

9:00 Nagatomo crosses but Pazzini could not connect.

11:30 Offsides, Milito.

12:30 Nagatomo strikes wide again.

13:30 Thiago Motta commits foul edge of offensive third.

14:00 Pazzini fouled inside offensive third.

16:00 Pazzini got the ball at the corner of the box and then Fiorentina defense stripped him of the ball.

17:30 Pazzini heads cross wide.

19:00 Faraoni fouled at edge of offensive third. Ensuing free kick sees Lucio head the ball over the cross bar.

20:00 Nagatoma challenges hard in the air, penalized for foul.

21:30 Faraoni commits foul towards offensive center of field.

22:00 Coutinho gets to the box, goes down easily.

24:00 Pazzini gets into box but lacks control, easily stopped.

29:00 Fiorentina shoots high from 50 yards out.

30:00 Pazzini gets into box, steps over once, twice, cuts, shoots; deflected away.

30:30 Coutinho gets into the box, strikes it well to far post, but keeper knocks it away.

32:30 Nagatoma in the box passes to Cambiasso at the top of the box; he chips it central and it is knocked away.

34:00 Nagatomo, Milito, Cambiasso combine to get close but could not find the finishing touch.

34:30 Faraoni picks up trash from keepers punch from Inter’s corner, but he strikes it wide.

36:30 Nagatomo, hand ball.

37:00 Maicon, yellow card for slide tackling late and under a Fiorentina threat.

38:00 Ensuing free kick partially cleared out, but Fiorentina strikes it; wide strike, not threatening.

41:00 GOAL! Pazzini gives a light touch past the keeper and into the back of the net! Inter 1-nil.

Second Half

46:00 Maicon crosses to Milito who could not even attempt a strike.

47:00 Faraoni shoots; blocked by defender.

48:00 GOAL! Pazzini to Nagatomo who was fortunate enough as Fiorentina’s clearance ricocheted off of the Nerazzurri fullback and into the goal. Inter 2-nil.

49:00 Milito earns free kick in offensive center, but, seemingly injured, steps off field after delay to game.

50:00 Nagatomo earns free kick after taking a palm to the face.

55:00 Fiorentina gets into the box behind Inter’s defensive line, but Lucio pokes it out before a strike on goal could be attempted.

55:30 Fiorentina scores but referee rules it out for infringement.

I could not watch the rest of the game at this point.

SUMMARY

Inter was very dominant in the first half. Despite pressing hard and limiting Fiorentina’s chances on goal, the Nerazzurri only scored once. While I could not watch the entire game, the second half picked up with Inter very dominant, but it did seem that Fiorentina was beginning to pick up momentum. Ultimately, the game finished 2-nil to Inter.

This result is a positive one. Up and up!

Goals:

  • Alvarez: 1
  • Cambiasso: 3
  • Castaignos: 1
  • Coutinho: 1
  • Forlan: 1
  • Lucio: 2
  • Maicon: 1
  • Milito: 4
  • Motta: 2
  • Nagatomo: 1
  • Pazzini: 4
  • Samuel: 1
  • Sneijder: 2
  • Zarate: 1
  • Goals for: 25
  • Goals Against: 27
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