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11/04/2008 CL Group Stage Matchday 4: Anorthosis - INTER

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same opponent, same result? but i would like to see more goals...
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yeah quaresma and maicon have been excellent so far, as have cambiasso and jz at left back
great play by deki shame about the finish.
Maicon and Quaresma are really starting to link very well
Err its clearly JC's fault, why the **** is he coming out that far from his goal?
I'm pretty sure he would have called it, candy-man.
You are all just speculating :smileani:, but even if he did call why bother to come out, Burdisso has clearly got it covered.

man all you can do is laugh at the 2nd goal :undecide:
Maicon, Quaresma and Cambiasso, until our best CM is forced to play at CB, only players worthy of some praise
JC - 5.5 would have been higher because he made some great saves but the goal was his fault

Maicon - 6.5 Had a great attacking game. almost allowed a goal because of stupid defending
Burdisso 4 - Involved in the 1st although not his fault imo, not sure what he was doing on the 2nd and plain poor on the 3rd
Materazzi 5 - Dodgy goal didnt seem him do much in defence but then wasnt tested much
JZ - 5 I thought he was playing very well in the 1st half, then got pushed to midfield and had a quieter game

Quaresma 6.5 - Very good game, involved in the the 3rd and one of the other goals i believe. Tried to beat his man more and was generally more of a threat hope he keeps this up now :thumbsup:
Cambiasso 6 - CB is not his position, in midfield he was great as always.
Mancini - 4 Shit
Deki - 4.5 slightly better but still shit

Ibra 4 - Shhhhiiiiiiit!
Balotelli 5.5 - goal and some great delieveries for the others, but really needs to do more
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hmm just seen the highlights again and burdisso is to be blamed just as much as jc.

Burdisso was going to pass back at the keeper but he didnt realise there was a player behind him, the player could have latched onto that ball. However JC is still just as guilty for not communicating with Burdisso about the man behind or that he was coming to claim the ball.

The 2nd goal was not really his fault but he did go wandering off for no reason

The 3rd goal was embarssing defending.

Still what is even more embarassing is that we coudlnt score a goal with the need of a set piece vs this team and even worse than that is that they run the show in the 2nd half and were loooking for the win!
I know its been a good 18 hours since the match finished, but didnt get time to post after the match.

Absolute shenanigans at the back, was quite embarassing. I dont think i have been that frustrated during an Inter match for a while, i was throwing all sorts of projectiles around in my living room. Obviously on another day and another defensive pairing we would have had this match wrapped up, but wasnt the case. I didnt understand JM's decision not to start Cordoba.

JM's substitutions were disappointing as well, dont think it was the best idea at that point of the match to move Cambiasso so deep, and move Zanetti into midfield, that was a terrible decision.

Our midfield and Ibra were terrible, couldnt string two passes together, just kept losing possession or just passing to no one, so frustrating.

A disappointing result really, and its a huge loss of two points, as qualification wouldve allowed us to rest players for the next two matches and concentrate on getting back on track in the Serie A, so in other words this result has affected our whole next month of football.

I guess there is quite a few positives out of this match:

1. Balotelli's set pieces, finally we are a threat again from the set piece. Such an improvement from Mancini and Chivu really, unbelievable how much it adds to our game.

2. Quaresma had his best match so far in an Inter shirt, that run that he made which led to him being followed and us subsequently scoring, is exactly what we need. He was direct in that run, and it just seemed to open things up so much, that could be the creative edge we need if he can execute that sort of stuff on the football field consistently.

3. Cruz scoring, and showing fans that there are no grudges with Mou.

yeah really pissed of with that. ok Burdisso is having a stinker take him off and put on Cordoba, he has been playing a few games and seems to be in good condition. Dont move the only player in midfield that was helping the defense.
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