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  • Date:13 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Veltins Arena
  • Attendance:58,612
( agg 7 - 3 )
  • Raul (44) Howedes (80)
  • Motta (49)
Goal!

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91mins

Lukas Schmitz concedes a free kick for a foul on Javier Zanetti. Direct free kick taken by Javier Zanetti.

90mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrea Ranocchia on Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Andrea Ranocchia is cautioned. Gonzalez Raul takes the direct free kick.

88mins

Sisenando Maicon takes a short corner.

88mins

Foul by Lukas Schmitz on Sisenando Maicon, free kick awarded. Lukas Schmitz goes into the book. Sisenando Maicon takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Goran Pandev takes a shot. Manuel Neuer makes a save.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Sisenando Maicon by Hans Sarpei results in a free kick. Lukas Schmitz replaces Jose Manuel Jurado. Sisenando Maicon restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Julian Draxler concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Eto'o. Free kick taken by Thiago Motta.

85mins

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

83mins

Gonzalez Raul decides to take the corner short.

81mins

Benedikt Howedes grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Schalke 04 2 (7)-(3) 1 Inter Milan.Assist on the goal came from Gonzalez Raul.

80mins

Wesley Sneijder leaves the field to be replaced by Phillippe Coutinho.

79mins

Sisenando Maicon takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

78mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Angelos Charisteas. Soares Julio Cesar restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Angelos Charisteas is brought on as a substitute for Goncalves Edu.

76mins

Joel Matip challenges Diego Milito unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrea Ranocchia takes the free kick.

74mins

Kyriakos Papadopoulos challenges Samuel Eto'o unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wesley Sneijder shoots direct from the free kick.

73mins

Alexander Baumjohann goes off and Julian Draxler comes on.

70mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Blocked by Benedikt Howedes. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Wesley Sneijder, save made by Manuel Neuer.

68mins

Goncalves Edu concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrea Ranocchia. Direct free kick taken by Andrea Ranocchia.

68mins

Shot on goal by Diego Milito from just inside the area goes over the target.

66mins

Soares Julio Cesar fouled by Kyriakos Papadopoulos, the ref awards a free kick. Kyriakos Papadopoulos is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Soares Julio Cesar takes the free kick.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alexander Baumjohann.

64mins

Corner taken by Alexander Baumjohann, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kyriakos Papadopoulos goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

63mins

Goran Pandev is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

62mins

Samuel Eto'o has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

62mins

Short corner taken by Sisenando Maicon from the right by-line.

60mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Benedikt Howedes. Soares Julio Cesar restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Short corner taken by Gonzalez Raul from the right by-line.

58mins

Gonzalez Raul takes a short corner.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Manuel Jurado by Thiago Motta. Caution for Thiago Motta. Direct free kick taken by Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

58mins

Samuel Eto'o gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benedikt Howedes. Free kick taken by Christoph Metzelder.

58mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Blocked by Benedikt Howedes.

57mins

Kyriakos Papadopoulos produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

57mins

Gonzalez Raul decides to take the corner short.

55mins

The referee penalises Atsuto Uchida for handball. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Eto'o.

51mins

Samuel Eto'o is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.

49mins

Wesley Sneijder takes the outswinging corner, Ferreira Lucio takes a shot. Blocked by Thiago Motta. Thiago Motta gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Schalke 04 1 (6)-(3) 1 Inter Milan.Ferreira Lucio provided the assist for the goal.

49mins

Kyriakos Papadopoulos concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Eto'o. Thiago Motta takes the direct free kick.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Matip on Goran Pandev. Free kick crossed right-footed by Wesley Sneijder from right channel, clearance by Joel Matip.

46mins

Goran Pandev joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dejan Stankovic.

45mins

Gonzalez Raul finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Schalke 04 1 (6)-(2) 0 Inter Milan.Assist on the goal came from Jose Manuel Jurado.

43mins

Corner taken right-footed by Wesley Sneijder from the right by-line to the near post, Jose Manuel Jurado makes a clearance.

42mins

Gonzalez Raul concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Sneijder. Gonzalez Raul goes into the referee's book. Wesley Sneijder takes the free kick.

42mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Benedikt Howedes gets a block in.

41mins

Sisenando Maicon challenges Goncalves Edu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Matip restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Zanetti by Gonzalez Raul. Javier Zanetti restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Foul by Joel Matip on Thiago Motta, free kick awarded. Wesley Sneijder restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Foul by Alexander Baumjohann on Wesley Sneijder, free kick awarded. Yuto Nagatomo takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Effort from 25 yards by Dejan Stankovic. Manuel Neuer makes a save. Samuel Eto'o takes a short corner.

36mins

Joel Matip gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Javier Zanetti. Dejan Stankovic restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Foul by Jose Manuel Jurado on Wesley Sneijder, free kick awarded. Wesley Sneijder fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Yuto Nagatomo produces a left-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

33mins

Andrea Ranocchia fouled by Kyriakos Papadopoulos, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Javier Zanetti.

30mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Raul by Ferreira Lucio. Booking for Ferreira Lucio for unsporting behaviour. Jose Manuel Jurado restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Jose Manuel Jurado takes a shot. Andrea Ranocchia gets a block in.

27mins

Andrea Ranocchia challenges Gonzalez Raul unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jose Manuel Jurado. The offside flag is raised against Alexander Baumjohann. Ferreira Lucio restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

The ball is crossed by Yuto Nagatomo, save by Manuel Neuer.

25mins

Foul by Hans Sarpei on Sisenando Maicon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Samuel Eto'o.

24mins

Foul by Christoph Metzelder on Diego Milito, free kick awarded. Wesley Sneijder takes the free kick.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Wesley Sneijder, Manuel Neuer fouled by Samuel Eto'o, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sisenando Maicon from the right by-line.

23mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Jose Manuel Jurado gets a block in.

22mins

Corner taken short by Samuel Eto'o.

22mins

Inswinging corner taken by Wesley Sneijder from the left by-line played to the near post.

22mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Benedikt Howedes gets a block in.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Alexander Baumjohann by Yuto Nagatomo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Atsuto Uchida.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrea Ranocchia on Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalez Raul. Goncalves Edu takes a shot. Dejan Stankovic gets a block in.

17mins

Foul by Gonzalez Raul on Yuto Nagatomo, free kick awarded. Soares Julio Cesar takes the free kick.

16mins

Gonzalez Raul takes a shot. Save made by Soares Julio Cesar.

14mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Sneijder by Joel Matip. Direct free kick taken by Javier Zanetti.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Alexander Baumjohann by Dejan Stankovic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Benedikt Howedes.

13mins

Wesley Sneijder has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

11mins

Outswinging corner taken by Wesley Sneijder from the right by-line, Header on goal by Thiago Motta from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

9mins

Diego Milito is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Benedikt Howedes.

9mins

Sisenando Maicon produces a cross.

6mins

Unfair challenge on Samuel Eto'o by Kyriakos Papadopoulos results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ferreira Lucio.

6mins

Manuel Neuer fouled by Dejan Stankovic, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Neuer takes the free kick.

5mins

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Neuer.

4mins

Ferreira Lucio fouled by Goncalves Edu, the ref awards a free kick. Wesley Sneijder takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gonzalez Raul from the right by-line, clearance made by Samuel Eto'o.

Match Preview

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes is expecting a busy night when Inter Milan come to the Arena AufSchalke looking to overturn a 5-2 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

With a three-goal cushion and five away goals in the bag, it would take an amazing effort from Inter for the Royal Blues not to book their place in the semi-finals, where they would meet either Manchester United or Chelsea. But Howedes is not taking anything for granted.

"We have got to be warned," he said on his club's website.

"Inter will certainly try everything to turn the result around and they will throw everything forward. It is no secret that they have fantastic strikers and an amazing attacking quality. We are going to have to be equally strong at the back as we were in our last games and constantly be on alert."

Nevertheless, the 1-0 win over Wolfsburg at the weekend which took the Royal Blues to within six points of the top five in the Bundesliga means Schalke can go into the game full of confidence.

"The win over Wolfsburg has given us even more self-confidence," added Howedes.

"We will take that into the game against Inter Milan."

However, Schalke will be without the suspended Jefferson Farfan, who was inspirational at the San Siro a week ago. Seventeen-year-old midfield prospect Julian Draxler could take his place in the starting XI having made his debut in the competition as a substitute against Valencia in the last round.

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is refusing to write off his team's chances of coming back from their seemingly doomed position.

"The issue is to remain focused and try to do something that already seems impossible," Moratti said.

"But this impossibility is precisely what makes this contest a fascinating one."

Inter showed plenty of character in the previous round when they beat Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Allianz Arena after losing their opener 1-0 in Milan.

"I see the players extremely motivated," Moratti said.

"We know it's very difficult but in football anything can happen."

To make their task even more difficult, Schalke have won their four games in Gelsenkirchen in the competition this season. However, Inter veteran Marco Materazzi says the mood in the Nerazzurri camp is a defiant one.

"We believe that it's possible, just as our fans do," he said.

"In Gelsenkirchen it will not be easy but nothing of what we have constructed in the past six years has been easy."

Inter go into the encounter on the back of a 2-0 triumph over Chievo that kept them third in Serie A, five points adrift of league leaders AC Milan with six games remaining. Argentina defender Walter Samuel has been included in the visitors' squad after a five-month injury lay-off but is unlikely to feature, while the hosts welcome back defender Lucio from suspension.

Formation:442Manager: Ralf Rangnick

Schalke 04

Formation: 41212Manager: Nascimento de Araujo Leonardo

Inter Milan

  • Manuel Neuer
  • Atsuto Uchida
  • Christoph Metzelder
  • Benedikt Howedes
  • Hans Sarpei
  • Alexander Baumjohann
  • Joel Matip
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos
  • Jose Manuel Jurado
  • Gonzalez Raul
  • Goncalves Edu
  • SUBS
  • Mathias Schober
  • Nicolas Plestan
  • Junmin Hao
  • Lukas Schmitz
  • Angelos Charisteas
  • Ali Karimi
  • Julian Draxler

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Match Report

Schalke to face Man Utd in semi showdown Schalke set up a Champions League semi-final encounter with Manchester United after beating Inter Milan for the second time in a week. Following last Tuesday's emphatic 5-2 victory in Italy, it was the talismanic Raul and defender Benedikt Howedes who scored the goals which rubber-stamped Schalke's advance to the final four of the competition - winning 2-1 in their second leg to secure a 7-3 aggregate triumph. Inter failed to create anywhere near enough chances to bring about the unlikely comeback the defending European champions were hoping to achieve, only Thiago Motta managing to get his name on the scoresheet. The first half was a cagey affair as the home side seemed happy to soak up Inter pressure and attack when possible. Samuel Eto'o had to drop deep right from the start of the game to get the ball as Schalke's defence would not give an inch. Inter were restricted to efforts from distance as Wesley Sneijder's third-minute strike, which was easily saved, set the tone for the first 30 minutes. Raul showed great movement to beat his man to the ball after 16 minutes, but his header was tame. Inter had a string of corners just before the midway point of the first half but couldn't test Manuel Neuer in the Schalke goal until Dejan Stankovic's 25-yard effort after 35 minutes was tipped away by the diving German goalkeeper. Maicon also had a chance to give Inter the lead but he could not connect with Stankovic's floated cross. Raul then made Inter pay for their inability to create worthwhile chances by scoring clinically on the stroke of half-time. The Inter defence seemed to part and allow the impressive Jose Manuel Jurado to slide a ball straight into the path of the unmarked Raul, who showed great composure to round Julio Cesar and slot home his 71st Champions League goal. Inter, who changed shape at the interval by bringing on Goran Pandev for Stankovic, pulled a goal back four minutes into the second half when a deep Sneijder corner was headed goalwards by Lucio and bundled home by Motta from four yards out. Schalke then had several opportunities to put the tie to bed once and for all. Firstly Kyriakos Papadopoulos was left free in the area but his header was high over Cesar's crossbar, then only two minutes later defender Howedes converted after a well-worked short corner routine, but the goal was ruled out for a debatable offside. Another headed opportunity was then missed by Papadopoulos as the home side started to exert control of the game. Inter had a good spell of possession but again they could not create any clear-cut chances to take the lead on the night, Diego Milito and Eto'o both limited to efforts from outside the box which caused no problems for Neuer. Sneijder was then withdrawn with 10 minutes remaining as Leonardo seemingly accepted defeat. That outcome was sealed a minute later as Howedes this time scored a legitimate goal as he continued a run and was found with a fantastic lofted ball from Raul before hammering past Cesar from the edge of the box. The game then petered out as Schalke sat back and allowed Inter possession, but the visitors still couldn't force the issue as they knew they were on the verge of losing their grip of the Champions League trophy. Only Milito forced Neuer into action before the final whistle confirmed Schalke's memorable victory over the Italian giants.

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