Champions League Report: Inter Draw In Lisbon
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Vieri missed a good chance for Inter late on (AP)
08/14/2002. Inter failed to score their desired away goal but will probably be happy with a job well done against Sporting, as they held the Portuguese giants to a 0-0 draw.
Hector Cuper's men almost took the lead after 20 minutes when Sporting keeper Tiago saved superbly from Christian Vieri, then denied Domenico Morfeo on the follow up and watched on as Sergio Conceicao blasted over.
After Mohamed Kallon shot wide for Inter, the Portuguese side came close in the 33rd minute when Francesco Coco was forced to clear the ball after it had slipped past Francesco Toldo.
Toldo was called into action to make an inspirational save from Pedro Barbosa in the 48th minute as Sporting got the better of their visitors.
Inter created their first real chance of the second-half in the 66th minute. After receiving a fine ball from Stephane Dalmat, Morfeo's shot was stopped only by a goalline clearance from Pablo Contreras.
After Morfeo had hit the side netting, Inter twice came close to stealing an away goal. In the 86th minute Alvaro Recoba fired over from inside the area, then the Uruguayan set up Christian Vieri who, with only the keeper to beat, missed with two yards out.)