Sampdoria 0-2 Inter report

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Inter Milan won Sunday, in away match,with 2-0 on the Sampdoria Genoa in a bout of stage-XXVII of the Series A.

After a equilibrated first half,in which nobody managed to score,then came the second half wich was won categorically by Inter,when they  managed to score 2 times.

The first goal was scored in minute 73 by the Dutchman Wesley Sneijder. Since then Inter players tried to keep the result,and when nobody expected,Samuel Eto’o scored the second goal for Inter.

After this victory Inter Milan arrive in the second position in Seria A and they approach to just two points from leader AC Milan, but Inter have played one more match.

The leader Milan will play against the third place SSC Napoli  Monday night ,in the last match of the round-Series XXVII A.


Inter Milan-Bayern Munchen 0-1

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In a replay of  the final champions league from last year, but now the match was played in the  knockout round,Inter Milan and Bayern Munich played their qualification.

Last  summer,  with Mourinho on the bench, Inter Milan managed to win the Champions League trophy after a 2-0 win. Now, with Leonardo, Inter have not succed that game, even if they had great opportunities to score by Cambiasso and Samuel Eto’o.

This time the Germans have played better than  Inter, and after they shoot  twice in the bar, they managed to score in the last minute of the game.

After an action from Dutchman Robben which ended with a shot,  Inter’s experienced goalkeeper Julio Cesar punch the ball in front and striker Gomez  has made a mere formality, scoring in the empty goal.

Bayern won 1-0 in front of Inter, and they got a little revenge for  the Champions league trophy who they lost last season.

The qualified team will be decided in Germany, and Bayern starting with the first chance.


Will Goran Pandev leave Inter Milano in summer?

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There are speculations that Inter Milan will let some players to leave the club in summer to make room for other players.

After the attack was strengthened this winter and  are expected  other forwards in the summer probably some of them will have to leave Inter. Goran Pandev is the first striker who  seems unhappy with  his team status .

Pandev was brought to Inter Milan by former boss Jose Mourinho in January 2010 and was a regular first team player  and helped the Nerazzurri to win another Serie A title as well as a Champions League . After Mourinho left, Pandev lost his place in the team.

Under the command of former Rafa Benitez coach and current coach Leonardo, Pandev has been more a substitute and the arrival of Giampaolo Pazzini from Sampdoria last month further limits his chances .

First team who wants Pandev is Liverpool and is ready to offer 10 million euros. The Macedonian international appears to be the kind of experienced player that Liverpool are looking.

Liverpool are the favorite to buy  Pandev, but it seems like Tottenham  also looking to bring Pandev to the Premier League.


Inter want Robin Van Persie and Andrei Arshavin

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Although Inter Milan strengthened the squad this winter  by bringing  Sampdoria’s Giampaolo Pazzini and has quality players on this post as Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito, or Goran Pandev, it seems that Leonardo is not satisfied with attack and wants more  offensive players.

It seems that owner Massimo Moratti was persuaded by his coach to spent a considerable amount of money for the purchase of two players from Arsenal. The Nerazzurri want Robin Van Persie and Andrei Arshavin.

Inter Milan is ready to offer €50 million  for this  two   players from Arsenal. If Robin Van Persie is probably at the best moment of his career, scoring 12 goals in all competitions in 2011 and would be harder to buy, Andrei Arshavin is at most delicate moment since he arrived at Arsenal losing the first eleven and would not say no to a new challenges.


Inter Milan-Cagliari 1-0

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Inter continue tracking their rivals AC Milan.

Inter managed to win the match against Cagliari with 1-0,through a goal scored by Italian defender Andrea Ranocchia from a clear offside position.In the 7th minute Kharja shoot, the ball was initially divert by one of Cagliari defenders and then the ball hit Andrea Ranocchia, and enter the net. Ranocchia was in clear offside position.

The referees have not noticed this gap and validated the goal, although Cagliari players have protested against the decision. Until the end of the game nobody  scored and Inter won the match. After this  decisive error in winning the three points, the Italian press began to call into question the influence of arbitration, especially as Inter Milan also benefited from referees.

Also AC Milan profited from a arbitrary decision as Robinho, the first  Milan scorer touched the ball with his hand before putting the ball into the net.

After this match Inter remain at 5 points from Milan rivals who are on the first place.


Fiotentina-Inter Milan

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After a heavy lose  this weekend with Juventus and distanced themselves 8 points from the leader, Inter had to win the match with Fiorentina.

If Inter would have won that game they would have went back to five points from first position. Everybody knew that will be a very difficult game  especially because Fiorentina is back in form. The match began as it could not be better for Inter, Camporese scored a own goal in sixth minute. After that goal Inter players relaxed a bit.Fiorentina had several chances to score and in 33 minutes Pasqual manages to bring joy to fans of Fiorentina scoring a superb goal.

Awaken at the break by Leonardo, Inter went on to command the game. In the 62th minute former Fiorentina player
Giampaolo Pazzini manages to score the winning goal. After this goal , Fiorentina has not managed to be dangerous again which allowed the reigning champion to conserve advantage without any emotion. Inter won the match and they are back into the fight for the title waiting for any misstep of rivals Milan.


Luca Castellazzi

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Luca Castellazzi was born in 19 July 1975. Castellazzi started his youth career at Monza.

After that the italian goalkeeper played five years in Serie B and Serie C1 and serie C2 at some team with low reputation.
In 1999 he went to Brescia and after just 1 year Brescia promoted to Seria A. Castellazzi made his Serie A debut on 21 January 2001, against Vicenza Calcio.
In the next season he was the starting keeper for the Serie A team, but Castellazzi lost his place in the team in season 2002-2003 and he was loaned to Reggina and Catania. In season 2004-2005 he played all 38 Serie A games.
In summer 2005 after Brescia were relegated to Serie B, Castellazzi joined Sampdoria on a free transfer. At Sampdoria  he played over 100 games during five years.
In june 2010 Castellazzi joined Inter Milan on a free transfer where he played only 10 games.


Julio César Soares Espindola

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Full Name:  Julio Cesar Soares Espindola
Date of Birth: Sep 3, 1979
Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro
Nationality: Brazil
Height:    186 cm.
Weight:    79 Kg.
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1

Julio Cesar began his professional career with  Flamengo in 1997 . By 2000, he was the first choice goalkeeper
for Flamengo and win the Campeonato Carioca four times.

In short time he  became a fan favorite for Flamengo. In January 2005 Julio Cesar was signed on a free transfer by Chievo Verona where he failed to make an appearance.
In July 2005 the Brazilian signed a  contract with Internazionale Milano. Everybody expected to be second choice goalkeeper for Inter Milan, where Francesco Toldo was in good form.
In 2005–2006 season saw him sitting on the bench throughout the entire season. At Brazil, the goalkeeper was the third option for Carlos Alberto Parreira in the 2006 World Cup.
In the next season in Seria A he won the battle with Toldo and he became Inter goalkeeper first choice.
In 2009,  IFFHS named him as the third best goalkeeper in the world, behind  Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon.

Julio Cesar was also awarded the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year title in 2009, ahead of Buffon of Juventus and Federico Marchetti of Cagliari.  He was nominated for the 2009 Ballon d’Or and he finished into 21st place, Casillas was the only other goalkeeper nominated.

In September 2007  with new coach Dunga, Julio Cesar became goalkeeper number 1 to national team and he answered the call with great performances.
Since then Julio Cesar is the holder of the national team goalkeeper and Inter’s first choice.


Carlos Tevez will leave Manchester City in summer?

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Carlos Tevez created controversial discussions at City this winter when he asked the club to put him on the transfer list.

Even if he played in every game,scoring 18 goals in Premier League this season,he seems to be unhappy at the club. Tevez has even threatened the club that he will  from football if he would not be allowed to leave the club. At the end he was convinced by Mancini to continue.

Teves played an important role in bringing the club to  Champions League position or even to win the championship .Tevez has big chances of winning  the top scorer trophy in Premier League. The 27 years old forward scored 18 goals in Premier League this season, with one goal less than Berbatov from Manchester United,who scored 19 goals.

Tevez is a big target for Inter Milan. Leonardo and  Massimo Moratti are both admirers of the Argentine star. If the move will realize it is expected that Milito or Pandev to leave club.


Bari-Inter Milan preview

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In the last Serie A game of round 23, Bari will play against defending champions Inter Milano. Everybody expects Inter to win,but the things will not be so simple in reality despite the opposite places inthe tables.

Both teams can not afford to lose points, because each team has completely different objective. Bari must win if they want to have a chance in avoiding  relegations which seems to be far away at the moment . They are at 9 points from 17th place.

Inter are only 5th place at 10 points from firsth place, occupied by rivals Milan, but Inter have 2 games less than Milan. So this match is crucial for both teams.

It was a perfect round for Inter Milan, all top teams failed to win the 3 points. The first one was Tuesday when AC Milan and Lazio finish 0-0, Roma ending in a draw at the Olimpico in the company of Brescia and Napoli lost with Chievo.

So Inter must win if they want to come closer, especially as the next two games are with AS Roma and Juventus.