şampiyonlar ligi çeyrek finalinde yer alan 8 takım arasında en tecrübesizi cska moskova. cska bugüne kadar avrupa kupalarında sadece bir kere çeyrek finale çıkmıştı. 2004-05 sezonunda uefa kupası çeyrek finalinde yer alan cska, çeyrek finali geçmiş ve ardından kupaya uzanmıştı.
hakemler : howard webb - michael mullarkey - darren cann
inter milan: julio cesar, javier zanetti, maicon, marco materazzi, walter samuel, dejan stankovic, wesley sneijder, esteban cambiasso, samuel eto'o, diego milito, goran pandev (dk. 90 mcdonald mariga)
teknik direktör: jose mourinho
cska moskova: igor akinfeev, deividas semberas, sergei ignashevich, aleksei berezutski, vasili berezutski, georgi shchennikov, pavel mamaev (dk. 73 mark gonzales), milos krasic, keisuke honda (dk. 70 alan dzagoev), evgeni aldonin (dk. 75 elvir rahimic), tomas necid
teknik direktör: leonid slutskiy
gol: dk. 65 diego milito (1-0)
sarı kartlar: dk. 12 marco materazzi (inter milan) dk. 32 milos krasic, dk. 38 evgeni aldonin (cska moskova)
milito edges inter noses in front published: wednesday 31 march 2010, 22.30cet
diego milito finally ended cska's resistance but a brilliant display from goalkeeper igor akinfeev means it is all to play for next tuesday.
fc internazionale milano will be hopeful of reaching the uefa champions league semi-finals for the first time in seven years after overcoming pfc cska moskva at san siro, but a fine performance from goalkeeper igor akinfeev means diego milito's goal is all that separates the sides.
milito scored midway through the second half after a sustained spell of nerazzurri pressure, but inter may rue a succession of late chances that could have given them more daylight. akinfeev was largely responsible for that, though suspensions to miloš krasić and evgeni aldonin, who both picked up bookings, could prove just as telling in the second leg.
with so much at stake it was perhaps understandable that the game got off to a cagey start, identical 4-2-3-1 formations serving to cancel each other out, reducing both sides to bypassing cluttered defences with shots from range. wesley sneijder's early free-kick and dejan stanković's half-volley both flew wide while goran pandev's venomous curler just cleared the bar as inter tried to increase the tempo. cska were happy to lie deep and hit them on the break, usually through krasić.
all the visitors had to show for their conservative approach was a low 13th-minute free-kick by sergei ignashevich and a wild tomáš necid effort from a tight angle. the longer they sat back the more pressure they invited, with sneijder, esteban cambiasso and milito finding chinks in their armour with quick passing moves. inter failed to exploit their possession, however, sneijder coming the closest before the break after a probing run from deep led to a give-and-go with milito, but resulted in a shot at full stretch which lacked power and direction.
cska showed greater purpose after the break. pavel mamaev tried his luck from range and aldonin forced júlio césar to tip his blistering strike over the bar, while marco materazzi was forced into a last-ditch tackle to cut out krasić's low cross. it was inter, though, who might have been ahead on the hour after cambiasso's incisive pass found stanković, only for the midfielder's control to betray him, his end product weak. suddenly inter were at full tilt, eto'o forcing akinfeev into a save low to his right.
the goal promptly arrived following a flowing move, sneijder whirring down the left and picking out milito on the edge of the area; the striker guided a crisp low strike past the russia no1. it could soon have been two as pandev, following an exchange with milito, wove his way around the keeper only to see his goalbound shot superbly cleared off the line by aleksei berezutski.
in a frenetic last five minutes inter could have extended their lead, sneijder breaking into the area, only to send his shot past the near post. then it was all akinfeev, who twice made instinctive saves to deny cambiasso from close range before cooling stanković's deflected follow-up after it had fizzed though a crowded area. it is all to play for next tuesday.
yardımcı hakemler: michael mullarkey (eng), darren cann (eng)
4. hakem: mark clattenburg (eng)
internazionale: júlio césar (gk), javier zanetti (c), dejan stanković, samuel eto'o, wesley sneijder, maicon, esteban cambiasso, diego milito, marco materazzi, walter samuel, goran pandev (dk. 90+4 macdonald mariga)
yedekler: francesco toldo (gk), iván córdoba, ricardo quaresma, sulley muntari, cristian chivu, marko arnautovic
teknik direktör: josé mourinho (por)
cska moskva: igor akinfeev (gk) (c), deividas šemberas, sergei ignashevich, aleksei berezutski, pavel mamaev (dk. 73 mark gonzález), miloš krasić, keisuke honda (dk. 70 alan dzagoev), evgeni aldonin (dk. 76 elvir rahimić), vasili berezutski, georgi schennikov, tomáš necid
yedekler: sergei chepchugov(gk), kirill nababkin, chidi odiah, guilherme
teknik direktör: leonid slutski (rus)
goller: 1-0 diego milito dk. 65
sarı kartlar: dk. 12 marco materazzi (internazionale) dk. 32 miloš krasić, dk. 37 evgeni aldonin (cska moskva)