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  • Date:05 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:San Siro
  • Attendance:75,000
  • Zanetti (0) Stankovic (0)
    Milito (33)
  • Matip (16) Edu (39) Raul (52)
    Andrea Ranocchia - og (57) Edu (74)
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86:44

Gonzalez Raul goes off and Ali Karimi comes on.

85:16

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Manuel Neuer makes a comfortable save.

84:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sisenando Maicon by Gonzalez Raul. Gonzalez Raul is cautioned. Free kick crossed by Wesley Sneijder, save by Manuel Neuer.

82:29

Julian Draxler replaces Jose Manuel Jurado.

81:52

Foul by Kyriakos Papadopoulos on Esteban Cambiasso, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Wesley Sneijder, Ivan Ramiro Cordoba takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.

76:10

(Inter Milan) makes a substitution, with Yuto Nagatomo coming on for Thiago Motta.

74:38

Jefferson Farfan takes a shot. Soares Julio Cesar makes a save. Goal scored by Goncalves Edu from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inter Milan 2-5 Schalke 04.Lukas Schmitz replaces Alexander Baumjohann.

73:29

Effort from inside the area by Goncalves Edu misses to the right of the goal.

72:23

Corner taken right-footed by Sisenando Maicon from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Benedikt Howedes.

70:24

Diego Milito takes a shot. Benedikt Howedes gets a block in.

67:06

Kyriakos Papadopoulos goes into the book.

64:04

Jose Manuel Jurado has an effort at goal from outside the box hitting the post.

61:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Chivu on Goncalves Edu. Cristian Chivu is sent off by the referee. Ivan Ramiro Cordoba replaces Houssine Kharja. Jefferson Farfan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Javier Zanetti.

59:57

Hans Sarpei goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

59:26

Corner taken by Jefferson Farfan from the left by-line played to the near post, Esteban Cambiasso makes a clearance.

58:47

Goncalves Edu fouled by Thiago Motta, the ref awards a free kick. Kyriakos Papadopoulos restarts play with the free kick.

58:06

The ball is crossed by Sisenando Maicon, clearance by Benedikt Howedes.

57:06

Own goal by Andrea Ranocchia. Inter Milan 2-4 Schalke 04.Assist by Jose Manuel Jurado.

52:36

Gonzalez Raul finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Inter Milan 2-3 Schalke 04.Assist on the goal came from Jefferson Farfan.

51:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Chivu on Jefferson Farfan. Cristian Chivu is given a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

50:32

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.

49:17

The offside flag is raised against Wesley Sneijder. Manuel Neuer takes the free kick.

47:59

Short corner taken by Wesley Sneijder from the left by-line.

47:43

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Neuer.

47:30 +2.30

Jefferson Farfan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javier Zanetti. Jefferson Farfan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Wesley Sneijder, Benedikt Howedes makes a clearance.

46:00

Diego Milito produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

44:18

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jefferson Farfan.

43:59

Gonzalez Raul decides to take a short corner.

39:27

Goncalves Edu takes a shot. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar. Goncalves Edu finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Inter Milan 2-2 Schalke 04.

37:55

Kyriakos Papadopoulos concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Zanetti. Wesley Sneijder produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Manuel Neuer makes a save.

36:12

Sisenando Maicon is caught offside. Manuel Neuer takes the indirect free kick.

35:02

Gonzalez Raul gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cristian Chivu. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.

33:00

Diego Milito scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inter Milan 2-1 Schalke 04.Assist on the goal came from Esteban Cambiasso.

32:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Benedikt Howedes on Sisenando Maicon. Houssine Kharja takes the direct free kick.

31:11

Thiago Motta has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

30:47

A cross is delivered by Atsuto Uchida, clearance made by Sisenando Maicon.

28:58

The referee blows for offside. Manuel Neuer takes the direct free kick.

28:39

The ball is swung over by Alexander Baumjohann, save by Soares Julio Cesar.

27:57

Goncalves Edu fouled by Cristian Chivu, the ref awards a free kick. Jefferson Farfan takes the free kick.

25:44

Foul by Goncalves Edu on Cristian Chivu, free kick awarded. Cristian Chivu restarts play with the free kick.

23:30

The referee blows for offside against Diego Milito. Dejan Stankovic leaves the field to be replaced by Houssine Kharja. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

22:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thiago Motta by Jose Manuel Jurado. Free kick taken by Andrea Ranocchia.

22:19

The official flags Diego Milito offside. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

21:40

Esteban Cambiasso concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Baumjohann. Direct free kick taken by Hans Sarpei.

20:08

The referee blows for offside against Samuel Eto'o. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.

18:38

Jose Manuel Jurado takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

17:41

Diego Milito is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.

16:28

Joel Matip finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inter Milan 1-1 Schalke 04.

15:39

Jefferson Farfan takes the inswinging corner, Kyriakos Papadopoulos takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

15:33

Jefferson Farfan sends in a cross, clearance made by Andrea Ranocchia.

14:37

Shot from just outside the area by Jose Manuel Jurado goes over the bar.

13:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Wesley Sneijder, Manuel Neuer makes a save.

11:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Baumjohann by Dejan Stankovic. Dejan Stankovic goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

10:55

Wesley Sneijder takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Benedikt Howedes.

9:43

Benedikt Howedes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diego Milito. Esteban Cambiasso takes the free kick.

9:20

The ball is delivered by Jefferson Farfan, Goncalves Edu takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

7:20

Diego Milito sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Wesley Sneijder goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

5:04

The ball is swung over by Jefferson Farfan, Gonzalez Raul takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

3:52

The ball is delivered by Atsuto Uchida, Gonzalez Raul has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

2:18

Foul by Gonzalez Raul on Cristian Chivu, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Cristian Chivu.

0:24

Dejan Stankovic gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Inter Milan 1-0 Schalke 04.

Match Preview

Ralf Rangnick expects an Inter Milan backlash when his Schalke side visit the San Siro in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.

Inter are still smarting from their 3-0 thrashing by city rivals AC Milan on Saturday night, a result which put a serious dent in their hopes of retaining the Serie A crown. And Rangnick is expecting Inter to release all their frustrations out on the Royal Blues.

"After their crushing derby defeat, Inter will be very motivated and will try everything to bounce back," said Rangnick, who was an interested spectator at the weekend.

"It was an intimidating atmosphere."

Nevertheless, Rangnick was optimistic as he prepared his men for a meeting with an Inter team who ousted another Bundesliga side in Bayern Munich in the previous round.

"We are the only German club still involved in three competitions and we just want to enjoy ourselves," he added.

"Of course we are outsiders, but we want to do the best we can from this situation and get something out of the game. We want a draw but maybe we can even create an upset."

Rangnick has selected a 19-man squad, leaving the injured Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Peer Kluge, Mario Gavranovic and the ineligible Anthony Annan behind. Christoph Metzelder is in the squad despite breaking his nose at the weekend.

"Metze has every chance of playing, despite the broken nose," said Rangnick, who is also considering Kyriakos Papadopoulos for a place in the centre of his defence.

"We need the inexperienced players to use games like this to gain experience. But I think that, for example, the aggression of Kyriakos could help us in such a game. The biggest mistake would be to play there without the necessary aggression."

Argentina striker Diego Milito is set to return to Inter's starting line-up. Sidelined since February 6 with a thigh injury, Milito came on as a second-half substitute at the weekend.

"I am physically and mentally well," Milito said.

"I am in good condition. I am delighted to have returned and I'm eager to help the team. It has been a difficult season for me due to injuries but I am ready to transform the anger into positive energy and give my contribution to the team.

"We are convinced we can progress to the next stage. But Schalke is a strong team and we respect them. You don't arrive to the quarter-finals just like that and it will be a difficult tie. We want to play a great game and win."

Inter coach Leonardo has warned his side will have to keep a close eye on Schalke striker Raul. The former Real Madrid captain has scored three goals in eight Champions League appearances for Schalke this season.

"Raul is the symbol of Schalke's good form," Leonardo said.

"He is always a very dangerous player."

The hosts will be without the injured Walter Samuel and David Suazo as well as defender Lucio, who is suspended.

Formation:442Manager: Nascimento de Araujo Leonardo

Inter Milan

Formation: 442Manager: Ralf Rangnick

Schalke 04

  • Soares Julio Cesar
  • Sisenando Maicon
  • Andrea Ranocchia
  • Cristian Chivu
  • Javier Zanetti
  • Dejan Stankovic
  • Thiago Motta
  • Wesley Sneijder
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Diego Milito
  • SUBS
  • Luca Castellazzi
  • Ivan Ramiro Cordoba
  • Houssine Kharja
  • McDonald Mariga
  • Marco Materazzi
  • Goran Pandev
  • Yuto Nagatomo

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Match Report

Five-star Schalke stun Inter A match which began with Inter Milan scoring one of the great Champions League goals ended with their Champions League ambitions all but dead as Schalke twice came from behind in the San Siro to claim a commanding 5-2 advantage in their quarter-final. Dejan Stankovic needed just 25 seconds to volley his side into the lead with a stunning hit from the centre circle, but Joel Matip levelled, just as Edu did before half-time after Diego Milito restored Inter's lead. It was all downhill for the Italian champions after the break as Raul netted for Schalke, Andrea Ranocchia scored an own goal and Cristian Chivu picked up his second red card in four days, before Edu notched again to round off a miserable night. It all looked so promising for Inter, who were coming off a 3-0 defeat against derby rivals AC Milan, as they immediately took the lead in stunning fashion. Manuel Neuer advanced out of his area under pressure from Milito and headed clear. He got good distance but the ball went straight to Stankovic in the centre circle, who showed great technique and power to volley first time over the defence, over Neuer and over the line. Raul had two good chances to equalise inside the next five minutes, heading first wide and then straight at Julio Cesar. At the other end, Milito did well down the left beat two defenders and get a cross in, but Wesley Sneijder could not keep his header down. But Schalke were level in the 17th minute. Kyriakos Papadopoulos was left completely unmarked at the far post from Jefferson Farfan's corner and, though his header was straight at Cesar, the ball broke to Matip, who hammered home. Inter appealed for a penalty when Milito went down under pressure from Atsuto Uchida when through on goal, but referee Martin Atkinson decided there was no foul. Manuel Jurado then shot straight at Cesar, before at the other end Eto'o had a goal chalked off for offside to bring a hectic opening 20 minutes to a close. Stankovic's eventful evening - he was also booked - came to a premature end when he succumbed to injury after 24 minutes and was replaced by Houssine Kharja. But Inter did not let the change knock them out of their stride and they were ahead nine minutes later. A neat move involving Milito and Javier Zanetti saw Sneijder cross to Esteban Cambiasso at the far post. Cambiasso headed back across goal to Milito, who, having stayed just onside, had a simple task to finish from close range. They could not hang onto their lead until half-time, though, as Edu drew Schalke level, following up to finish from a narrow angle after Cesar had done well to save his initial deflected shot. Inter should have had a goal a minute into the second half as well, as Sneijder picked out Milito, who controlled well but sent a left-footed shot inches wide of the left post. Two minutes later, Sneijder played in Eto'o, who turned Benedikt Howedes before seeing his shot brilliantly saved by Neuer. But it was Schalke who took the lead in the 53rd minute as Raul claimed his 70th Champions League goal, finishing low past Cesar after good work by Farfan. And it got worse for Inter four minutes later when Ranocchia slid in under no pressure and diverted Jurado's low cross into his own net. Eto'o had a glorious chance to pull one back moments later but he dragged a left-foot shot wide from 10 yards. Chivu was shown a second yellow, having also been sent off in the Milan derby, for a challenge on Edu in the 62nd minute which the Brazilian made the most of. They almost paid the price three minutes later when Jurado crashed a shot against the post. Farfan's 75th-minute shot was saved by Cesar and his follow-up effort turned against the post by Ranocchia, but moments later the ball broke to Edu, who turned Ranocchia and curled the ball past the despairing goalkeeper. A shellshocked Inter rarely threatened thereafter and they will have a mountain to climb in Gelsenkirchen next week.

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