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    Inter vs Werder Bremen review

    INTER VS WERDER BREMEN

    A positive match for Inter.

    That's what it was for Inter and it's fans arounf the world.After their dull 2-2 draw with Chievo in Serie A last Saturday,Inter were keen to rectify that with a good performance on Tuesday.And that's exactly what they did!There was tough talk from the likes of Roberto Mancini,Javier Zanetti and Edgar Davids - but how would it pan out in the end?...

    There were several changes for Inter for the match at the San Siro too.Ivan Cordoba replaced the poor Sinisa Mihajlovic,Edgar Davids was relegated to the bench as Emre took his place and Andy Van Der Meyde took over Ze Marias place in the line-up.

    The game started ubder heave rain and there would be tricky conditions for the whole length of the game.The first few minutes of the game was quite even with both teams having a fair share of possession each.However after 5 minutes on the clock,Belozoglu Emre sent a splendid through ball to the in form striker Adriano.He ran towards goal and just as he was about to release the trigger with his left foot,Werder Bremen defender Ismael was sent off for incorrectly tackling Adriano from behind.He was also the last man.This was the Champions League's fastest ever sending off and it lead to a penalty.The honour to take the penalty went to the recently off form Christian Vieri.The pressure was on him...........
    He sent a low powerful shot into the middle of the goal and despite the 'keeper Reinke going the wrong way,it was saved with his legs.The ball then went out for a throw in.Vieri must have been devastated,but luckily there were not any heavy boos from the crowd.So it was now 11 vs 10 in favour of Inter.

    The rest of the half was domination by Inter as their midfield really made count of the numerical advantage.Emre,Veron and Van Der Meyde seemed to be in inspired form and a goal seemed to be on it's way...Stankovic,Vieri,Adriano and Van Der Meyde all had come close to scoring but the deadlock was yet to be broken!After about half an hour the game started becoming slightly more balanced and the German chances got themselves a couple of chances.This moment of pressure lead to Colombian defender Ivan Cordoba being yellow carded after a foul on an advancing player.

    Two minutes after Inter got their second penalty of the game,Adriano was once again advancing on goal and was fouled by Werder Bremen skipper Baumann.He was yellow carded and Inter were given another spot kick.This time it was the man that won the penalty that tool it,and he got it perfectly.He send Reinke the wrong way and put his beloved Inter 1-0 up.With 10 men and a seemingly injured skipper,Werder had to make a early substitution.Baumann was replaced by Magnin.With 4 minutes left until half time,Andy Van Der Meyde showed the San Siro an excellent piece of skill.He went past two defenders on the right wing and then on the half volley shot at goal.Unluckily Reinke saved his team.Micoud of Bremen was yellow carded for a foul on Materazzi and Van Der Meyde who had now changed flanks made soem more good play.He ran down the left,passed Magnin and sent a bouncing cross to Vieri,a brilliant volley by the big Italian was once again saved by the brilliant Reinke.In extra time left back Giuseppe Favally was carded for a foul.

    Half time 1-0

    There were no changes in personnel at half time,but 7 minutes into the second half Captain Javier Zanetti left the pitch with a slight limp and was replaced by Ze Maria.Vieri became Capitano.Over the next few minutes Adriano had 2 decent chances for Inter.This was followed by a Werder Bremen substitution.Angelos Charisteas replaced Ivan Klasnic.After 75 minutes Van Der Meyde performed the incredible.1-1 near the corner line,Andy nutmegged his opponent and won a corner kick.Amazing!The next period belonged to Werder Bremen as they had a few chances.They never really unsettled the Inter defence though.

    Captain Vieri was substituted by Alvaro 'Chino' Recoba - who was then handed the captaincy.Soon after Serbian midfielder Dejan Stankovic was injured and substituted by Estebam Cambiasso.The injury did not look too bad however.In a last roll of the dice,Miroslav Klose replaced Valdez for Werder Bremen.The game was looking in Inters control.Finally with just one minute to go of normal time.Juan Veron sent a 40 yard across pitch to Adriano,a pin point pass.He chested it passed the defender and shot the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the goal!Magical.2-0 and game over.Our emperor struck again!

    It was a positive game that puts Inter on joint top of their group.With games against Valencia and Anderlecht coming up,they will need another good performance..... FORZA INTER!



    Ratings tomorrow!

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    Very Nice, Fabio...

    I would suggest to merge your thread with the other match review...
    I ll say that whoever post the match review first, the other will use that thread to make the forums look neat

    but it's just a suggestion..., keep writing Fabio !

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    Exactly. It looks messy with two identical topics. Whoever post first, start the topic and the other person use the REPLY option when he is finished.

    Also Fabio, if you want to have your match-report on the site (Only Inter) you should tell us in advance that you will see the game and want to write.

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    Well I simply like to write it and if any of you guys like it then it can go on the site!

    If not,it's there to read!

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    Oh and how about this for a coincidence?

    Both topics were started at 10:13 pm!

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    We didnīt mean you shouldnīt write it. Just that it should go in another topic. But since it was posted at the same time, there was really nothing you could do about it.

    But for future reference, letīs post all these great match-reviews in the same topics.

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    Match analysis

    First half
    From the start the Nerazzurri looked focused and determined. Mancini had chosen to field Emre and Andy VDM from the start in place of Ze Maria and Davids. This would turn out to be a clever move. Giuseppe Meazza was only half full but the atmosphere was great anyway. The Slovakian referee put the game to a start and Inter immediately attacked. But a well organised German team did a pretty good job defending... Interīs back line was high up the field when in possession. Something I was happy to see. The attacks from the Italian side was very diverse and creative, much thanks to a lively Adriano and Veron. The back four was brutally tough and kept Werder Bremen from any real chances.

    Suddenly Emre picks up the ball on the left flank and volleys the ball through to Adriano who is clear on goal. The Brazilian is heading towards the goal and Ismael tackles him from behind. A penalty it is. Whatīs worse for the German outfit is the fact that their player was the last man and he took away a clear chance from Adriano. Hence he was sent off. Vieri is chosen to take the penalty kick. He shoots hard and central. Straight on the the goalie... Bad for Vieriīs moral, bad for Inter.

    However they kept going pressing very hard and agressively. Despite numerical disadvantage Werder Bremen actually manage to not get overrun by the black and blue train. The peace should be over soon though: Stankovic puts VDM through on goal on the left flank. The Dutchman takes on his opponent and fires - on the goalie... Another good chance wasted.

    The Curva Nord is hyped up now! Some average defending from Inter means Werder gets the chance to create some half opportunities. Although nothing serious since the four defenders do well. The match calms down a bit but suddenly Emre plays a golden long ball to give Vieri another great chance; he misses the ball completely and the ball goes out for a goal kick. Still 0-0. Interīs play is very fluid and beautiful now. Perhaps also due to the fact that they are 11 vs. 10.

    Some good combinations almost creates a good chance for Inter... But the green and white intercepts and starts a counter attack from which they gain a corner. The ball is cleared. We are putting them under great pressure now by hunting every ball every second, until we gain possesion. Materazzi shows good thinking by intercepting a counter attack and seconds later the ball is on Super Andyīs feet. He dribbles past his marker and gives a great cross. After keeping the attack the ball finds Andy yet again. This time inside the penalty area, and he gets a corner out of it. The ball is out for another corner. And another corner... And the danger is over for now.

    Inter are displaying superb play. A freekick to Inter and Stankovic and Adriano misunderstand each other. A horrible foul on Emre, no card. Later on Veron tackles the ball and wins it. Vieri wins a freekick and Adriano is denied a great chance from Emreīs magical ball due to offside. 20 minutes have been played. Werder on the counter and a good chance for the Germans but Toldo is awake. Emre is on the ground in pain but he is quickly up again.

    A quite zone of play follows but soon the game spurs up again. Some passive defending gives them an unnecessary chance to shoot from just outside the penalty area. Werder is getting in the game again but the Nerazzurri now does a little better in defence. Inter on the attack again but the German fortress is hard to penetrate. Favalli works hard in attack. Later on VDM produce another great cross but they clear it and it all ends out with a goal kick. The defence is screwing up and they get another good chance bit Charisteas blasts wide.

    Cordoba gives away a proffesional free kick and receives a yellow for his efforts. 30 minutes played now. The free kick hits the wall but Werder remain dominant im this period of the game and takes a shot from the distance that goes just wide. However out of the blue Adriano gets a through ball in the middle of the ball from Veron and he is fouled again. Another penalty and yellow for Baumann. This time the Brazilian hitman takes it himself and shoots the ball in the top corner of the goal - 1-0. He points to the sky and his teammates are there celebrating with him.

    The goal breeds new energy for the team but Werder refuse to give up and the at times poor defence gives them some half chances... Baumann is substituted with Magnin due to the injury he picked up when he fouled Dynamite. The Germans are combining well and after Cordoba gives Toldo the ball our dear goalie almost gives them a loose chance. Mama mia!

    VDM gets the ball again and sends in another good cross, they clear it. He is showing his class by playing with their LB. Emreīs work rage almost gives a chance. 41 minutes played... Emre gets clear on the left flank but they do well to recuperate the ball from him. Micoud is booked for a bad challenge on Materazzi, heīs complaining but accepting it.

    The lack of understanding between Vieri and Adriano is clear. Emre fouls a Werder player just outside the area - they screw it up and Toldo collects. VDM is now on the left flank and immediately makes magic again by singlehanded creating another good chance to Bobo who does well to volley the ball on target, although he shot wasnīt that good. Stankovic is now of course on the right flank. Favalli is booked for a bad tackle from behind. A sudden shot from Bremen from just outside the area goes just wide hitting the side of the goal with Toldo having it under control. Half time!

    Second half
    No substitutions. The guests kick of the second half by lauching a surprise shot at Interīs goal. No danger whatsoever. Cordoba clears a pass inside the area: Elegance... Emre is fouled once again. Super Andy makes a "Maradona" back heel lob over the German defence putting Vieri in a good position on the edge of the box. He tries to find Adriano in the box but he is marked well and the situation is cleared. Adriano makes magic on the left flank but is eventually stopped and the ball goes out to a throw in. Werder on the break but Toldo anticipates the Werder striker. Poor defending by Inter and Werder can establish a new attack.

    Inter takes control again, Emre and Favalli is combining well on the left flank but Werder ends up getting a free kick. Long ball to Stankovic who is controlling a long ball then playing a one-two with Adriano to then blast wide. Ze Maria is warming up... Meanwhile And VDM is giving Werder Bremen a hard time! But the situation is once again cleared by a well organised defence.

    Kisses to J. Zanetti from Ze Maria who replaces a captain with muscular problems. He takes the captainīs place as RB. Werder on a lethal counter attack but Cordoba saves the situation. Favalli makes a good conquest of the ball. Later on Vieri wins a free kick which Veron takes. The attack is maintained but ends up in the hands of Werderīs keeper. Another counter attack by Bremen and Cordoba is caught on the wrong foot and is forced to make a free kick near the corner flag. Toldo punches clear the cross and the ball goes out to a throw in.

    Veron is showing responsibility in the "machine room". Veron feeds Adriano who is just offside... Good combinations and a pass to VDM who is throwing himself to reach the ball but it goes out to a goal kick. Aplauses for the Dutchman. Interīs defence has now improved considerably and Adriano is through on the right side feeding Vieri near the box who blasts straight on the goalie. Another missed chance for Vieri who simply had a big offday... The situation ends with a corner after Bobo tried to cross the rebound. Adriano is close but Cordoba commits a free kick. Charisteas is coming on for Klasnic. Vieri is fouled deep inside the Interīs half of the pitch; an attack is launched and Inter is playing dream football. The final pass is just to long.

    Micoud is causing problems but the Nerazzurri defence has now woken up! Corner for Bremen who gets a decent chance but Materazzi disturbs Charisteas too much for the Greek to get a header. Cambiasso is warming up... Long ball for VDM who miraculously gets a corner out of an impossible position. The cross is cleared but it was close...

    The whole team is pressing well. And the game is coming better together now. VDM and Ze Maria is combining well on the right flank and Adriano wends up with a good shot. Suddenly Ze Maria gives an unmarked Andy van der Meyde a good chance inside the area. He takes a dribble and shoots... Just on the goalie like he did in the first half. A lethal shot is launched in the other end of the pitch - Werderīs best chance so far.

    Materazzi is shielding the ball well and showed his class by poking the ball from a German defender. Elegant... VDM is in an in fight and is clearly pulling his opponents shirt. A yellow card would have been appropriate put the ref simply calms the situation. Good passes from Inter, and Ze Maria tries to cross inside the area and he gets a corner. He takes it himself and the goalie punches clear. Emre is applauded for a great intervention. Later a pass forward towards Interīs strikers is headed clear by the Germanīs goalkeeper. Good play from him.

    The Nerazzurri is playing very well and the opponent is having a hard time creating anything at all. Recoba is also warming up now. A solo effort from Ernst gives them a stupid free kick just outside the area. 75 minutes have been played so far. Micoudīs shot is punched out to a corner by Toldone. Micoudīs following cross is dealt with by an increasingly better defence. Vieri is applauded despite his unfortunate performance and Recoba is on...

    Materazzi deals with a cross and a counter attack is started and it results in a great chance for Stankovic who shoots right on the goalkeeper. Corner to Inter but Deki is in pain on the ground. The medics are on the pitch now and he is stretchered off. The corner is cleared. The Nerazzurri defence tries to make Werder offside but instead it gives a 2 vs. 1 sistuation. But Cordoba is the saviour.

    Klose is coming on for Valdez. Cambiasso is now on for Deki and takes Emreīs place pushing the Turk onto the LM. Recoba on the break, he takes on their defence but his last touch is too long and the goalkeeper can save it. Il Chino is combining well with Adriano... Emre plays a one-two with Recoba and crosses for a completely free Adriano who with only the goalkeeper to beat heads wide. Ze Maria makes a good offensive run and five different Inter players get the chance to take a shot but none of them does it.

    And Werder can go on the break. They win a freekick 40 meters out. The free kick taker takes the shot but it is easy for Toldo. Later Micoud lauches a much better shot which goes just wide. 86 minutes played... VDM makes his first wrong pass of the match, and Werder can continue their attack. Klose gets a big chance but Materazzi makes a great tackle and Toldo punches clear to a corner. Suicidal defending from Cordoba... Adriano receives a long ball from Veron, cheats the defence and makes a pin point shot near the post and scores!! 2-0 to Inter! Game over.

    The 90 minutes are over and Materazzi has a cramp. Understandable after a great match from him. 3 minutes of injury time. Werder makes their last desperate attempts to score and earns a corner, but Kloseīs header is too weak and Toldo can pick up the ball. Inter are making the ball do the work now. Recoba takes a long shot from 35 meters but slips in the moment of the shot. Goal kick to Bremen. Charisteas receives treatment. The Curva Nord are singing and dancing, Mancini looks pleased and Materazzi is making body language. Finito!

    Inter - Werder Bremen 2-0
    Adriano 34 (p) 89

    Assists: Veron

    Match Statistics

    Player ratings:
    Toldo 7
    J. Zanetti 7
    Cordoba 7
    Materazzi 8
    Favalli 8
    Andy VDM 10
    Emre 9
    Veron 10
    Stankovic 7
    Adriano 10
    Vieri 5
    Ze Maria 8
    Recoba (too little time)
    Cambiasso (too little time)

    Mancini 9


    Man of the match IMO: Adriano

    A great team effort and a great start to the Championīs League.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    Oh God, Gismo. Use paragraphs, or else we will all get headaches.

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    Sorry. Iīll edit then.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    very nice, Alex !
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    Thanx. I was wondering... In future match-reports do you prefer this kinda style from me, or a shorter more overall style? Iīm asking because Iīm new to writing match-reports so it would be nice to hear what people would like. Maybe a mix?

    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    I think that a mix would be better!

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    Yep, I thought so too. Iīm already looking forward to the next one Iīll make: Inter - Palermo.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    Yeah because I was going to do a review aswell,would it be better if after the match I opened a thread all for Inter - Palermo reviews?

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    Yes, that would be good. We can have as many reviews as we want, right? But only one for Only Inter. And since I was the first to sign up for it mine was chosen for the website.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    How about this,we write our reviews and then Jimmy chooses the best of the lot?

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    Well... You have to ask Jimster about that. And I think he has already decided I should make it because I replied to the email first. Ask him on MSN or something, Fabio!

    However I think he is watching Ryder Cup now...
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    Yeah, Gismo will be writing the one that goes on the site for this game. But that shouldnīt stop anyone for writing a report at all. The more the merrier.

    I prefer not to see them first and decide. These things should be decided in beforehand and we will try to make it as fair as possible.

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    I agree.
    Juventus: 29 Scudetti

    Inter: 13 Scudetti

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    OK then fair enough!

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