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Tofig Bakhramov Republican Stadium (ATT 30,000) 4th October 2012 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: K Blom

Neftchi  FC Neftchi vs Inter Milan Inter

Neftchi 1

N Canales (53)

ft

Inter 3

P Coutinho (10)
J Obi (30)
M Livaja (42)

Inter ease to away win

Routine victory for Serie A giants

Last Updated: 04/10/12 8:21pm

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Coutinho: On target as Inter Milan eased to victory

Coutinho: On target as Inter Milan eased to victory

Inter Milan completed a routine 3-1 away win over Azerbaijan's Neftchi to move to four points from two Europa League Group H matches.

The Nerazzuri kicked off their campaign by salvaging a last-gasp home draw against Rubin Kazan but were back to winning ways against Azerbaijani opposition on Thursday.

Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring after 10 minutes with Joel Obi (30) and Marko Livaja (42) adding to the first-half lead before Nicolas Canales scored the hosts' consolation eight minutes after the restart.

Inter got the ball rolling with their first meaningful attack of the day, Fredy Guarin defeating the offside trap and cutting the ball across goal for Coutinho to produce a neat flicked finish.

Guarin followed two minutes later with a shot of his own but was denied by Igor Mitreski's block.

Neftchi produced a couple of half-chances in response but had failed to draw a serious save by the time Obi made it 2-0.

Assist

Coutinho fed Guarin, who again provided the assist from the right flank, with Obi adding the finishing touch.

The result was virtually assured when Livaja prodded home from close range three minutes before the break following Bruno Bertucci's misplaced pass.

Bertucci tried to make amends with a rasping shot that drew a strong save from Samir Handanovic and Rashad Sadygov also tried his luck before Neftchi got on the scoreboard via Canales.

Julius Wobay drilled in the cross and Canales made enough contact to steer it goalwards.

Inter returned to their first-half form briefly as Alvaro Pereira had successive shots beaten away by Sasa Stamenkovic and Livaja forced a corner with a 20-yard attempt but, a powerful Bertucci free-kick aside, the intensity died away in the last 20 minutes.

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Matches

  • Europa League

    Thu 4th Oct - Group A
    • A Mak'kala
      2 - 0
      Young Boys
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    • Liverpool
      2 - 3
      Udinese
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group H
    Thu 4th Oct - Group I
    Thu 4th Oct - Group J
    • Lazio
      1 - 0
      Maribor
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    • Panathinaikos
      1 - 1
      Tottenham
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group K
    • Metalist
      2 - 0
      Rapid Vienna
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    • Rosenborg
      0 - 1
      Leverkusen
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group L
    • Hannover
      2 - 1
      Levante
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    • Helsingborgs
      2 - 2
      Twente
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group G
    Thu 4th Oct - Group B
    • Academica
      1 - 1
      Hap Tel-Aviv
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    • A Madrid
      1 - 0
      Plzen
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group C
    Thu 4th Oct - Group D
    • Club Brugge
      2 - 0
      Maritimo
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    • Newcastle
      3 - 0
      Bordeaux
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group E
    • Molde
      2 - 0
      Stuttgart
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    • S Bucuresti
      1 - 0
      FC Cop'hagen
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    Thu 4th Oct - Group F

Tables

Europa League Group A

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Valencia 6 13
2 Swansea City 6 8
3 Kuban 6 6
4 St Gallen 6 6

Europa League Group B

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ludogorets 6 16
2 Chernomorets Odessa 6 10
3 PSV Eindhoven 6 7
4 Dinamo Zagreb 6 1

Europa League Group C

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 6 18
2 Esbjerg 6 12
3 IF Elfsborg 6 4
4 Standard Liege 6 1

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Rubin Kazan 6 14
2 Maribor 6 7
3 Zulte-Waregem 6 7
4 Wigan Athletic 6 5

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Fiorentina 6 16
2 Dnipro 6 12
3 Pacos Ferreira 6 3
4 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 6 2

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Eintracht Frankfurt 6 15
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 11
3 Apoel Nicosia 6 5
4 Bordeaux 6 3

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Genk 6 14
2 Dynamo Kiev 6 10
3 Rapid Vienna 6 6
4 FC Thun 6 3

Europa League Group H

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sevilla 6 12
2 Slovan Liberec 6 9
3 SC Freiburg 6 6
4 Estoril 6 3

Europa League Group I

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 6 12
2 Real Betis 6 9
3 Vitoria de Guimaraes 6 5
4 Rijeka 6 4

Europa League Group J

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Trabzonspor 6 14
2 Lazio 6 12
3 Apollon Limassol 6 4
4 Legia Warsaw 6 3

Europa League Group K

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 6 18
2 Anzhi Makhachkala 6 8
3 Sheriff Tiraspol (Mol) 6 6
4 Tromso 6 1

Europa League Group L

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 AZ Alkmaar 6 12
2 PAOK Salonika 6 12
3 Maccabi Haifa (Isr) 6 5
4 Shakhtyor Karaganda 6 2

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