|COMPETITION||Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg|
|DATE||Thursday 14th March 2013|
On the evidence of the first leg, there is little to worry about in playing Internazionale, as they showed little threat to our goal at the Lane. However, on their own turf, they will be a different proposition. The Italians will be backed by a partisan crowd and might revert to type to get through to the last eight.
There were a couple of glimpses in the first leg to show that Spurs will need to be alert to stop the oppo getting chances and they will be hoping to at least hit the target when they do get through. Only Friedel's late save with his foot stopped Inter grabbing a useful away goal/ And if Spurs can get one, then I can't see the Italians getting four. The only worry is that without Bale and maybe Lennon, it could mean Spurs lack the threat of lightning pace to worry the home side.
Cassano and co will be more of a threat on their own turf, but Spurs will need to dig in and not concede an early goal, because that might hand the impetus to Inter and invite them to push on. A solid performance by the midfield five should be the basis for a decent outcome, with Tottenham always likely to grab one on the break.
This Nerazzurri side is nothing like that one we played in the Champions League and while they are unfortunate in having some of their more experienced players out, the same will be true for Spurs and so it might make it more of an even contest than the first leg, but I expect Tottenham to go through.
|PREDICTION||Internazionale 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1|
Andrea Stramaccioni leaves Dejan Stankovic, Alvaro Pereira, Marco Benassi and Ezequiel Schelotto out of his squad for the match, while Walter Samuel and Diego Milito are both missing through injury.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS :
Injuries to Clint Dempsey (calf), Sandro (knee) and Younes Kaboul (Knee) rule them out along with Gareth Bale serving a one match suspension. Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor are both fit again and are in with a chance of playing.
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Internazionale 4 (1)
Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg
Thursday 13th March 2013
Venue : San Siro
Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
(a.e.t. 3-0 at 90 mins)
Kick off 18:00
Gallas o.g. 75
Juan Jesus (foul on Adebayor) 114
Livermore (time-wasting) 14
Friedel (time-wasting) 44
Walker (foul on Juan Jesus) 78
Adebayor (foul on Gargano) 115
|Crowd : 18,241||Weather : Mild|
|Referee : Ivan Bebek (Croatia)||Assistant Referees : Tomislav Petrovic; Miro Grgic (Croatia)|
|Fourth Official : Dalibor Conjar (Croatia)||Additional Assistant Referees : Domogoj Vuckov; Goran Gabrillo (Croatia)|
|Internazionale kicked off the first half.|
|Internazionale :||kit||Tottenham Hotspur :||kit|
Javier ZANETTI (c)
21 Walter GARGANO
Lewis HOLTBY 56)
|Manager : Andrea Stramaccioni||Manager : Andre Villas-Boas|
|Sponsor : Pirelli||Shirt sponsor : Investec|
|Kit Supplier : Nike||Kit Supplier : Under Armour|
What turned out to be a long
night of hoping and wishing, all ended up well, with Spurs
progressing on away goals and despite the shocks along the way, the
victory proved that even when you are not performing to a level that
would see you through, the team can still dig in to get the result
they need ... JUST !!
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|What you thought|
|Other scores during this round :|
|Bordeaux (FRA)||2||Benfica (POR) (won 4-2 on agg.)||3||Thursday|
|Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)||1||FC Basel (SWI) (won 2-1 on agg.)||0||Thursday|
|SS Lazio (ITA) (won 5-1 on agg.)||3||VfB Stuttgart (GER)||1||Thursday|
|Newcastle United (won 1-0 on agg.)||1||Anji Makhachkala (RUS)||0||Thursday|
|Rubin Kazan (RUS) (won 2-0 on agg.)||2||Levante (SPA)||0||Thursday|
|Fenerbahce (TUR) (won 2-1 on agg.)||1||Plzen (CZE)||1||Thursday|
|Chelsea (won 3-2 on agg.)||3||Steaua Bucharesti (ROM)||1||Thursday|
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