Last minute Nagatomo goal prevents defeat in Europa League
In the first game of the Europa League group stage, Inter hosted Russian side Rubin Kazan but were unable to stamp their authority on home turf with the game ending 2-2.
Rubin were the stronger side throughout the game and took the lead in the 16th minute when Jonathan made a silly mistake in the box. Handanovic managed to make a great save of the spot kick but unfortunately couldn’t hold on to the ball leaving the on rushing Rubin attackers to put into the roof of the net.
Livaja managed to even up the score just before half time when Cassano sent a lovely ball in to the box for Cambiasso who then took the ball past the keeper before dropping it nicely for Livaja to head in to the open net.
In the 2nd half Rubin beat the offside trap by exploiting Inter’s high defensive line and once again went ahead as Walter Samuel couldn’t catch Rondon and the Rubin attacker put the ball past Handanovic.
After Rubin’s 2nd goal Inter pretty much fell apart and only just managed to scrape a point from the game when Nagatomo put away Milito’s through ball two minutes in to stoppage time.
Read my Article on ESPN FC to find out my thoughts on what went wrong for Inter!
Posted on September 21, 2012, in Europa League and tagged Cambiasso, Cassano, Coutinho, Europa League, Gargano, Guarin, Handanovic, Inter, Jonathan, Livaja, Milito, Nagatomo, Nerazzurri, Pereira, Ranocchia, Rubin Kazan, Samuel, Stramaccioni, Zanetti. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.