Marseille strike in injury time to thwart Inter
MILAN (Reuters) Olympique Marseille served up more late drama when they reached the Champions League last Canada Goose Online eight for the first time since winning the trophy in 1993 after an action packed last 20 minutes haunted Inter Milan on Tuesday.
Inter Milan’s Walter Samuel (L) challenges Loic Remy of Olympique Marseille during their Champions League canada goose coats round of 16 second canada goose uk shop leg soccer match at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan March canada goose 13, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Substitute Brandao scored in stoppage time to send the French side sneaking through on away goals after a 2 1 loss at Inter earned a 2 2 aggregate draw.
Marseille had uk canada goose outlet also snatched the canadian goose jacket first leg thanks to a stoppage canada goose uk black friday time header from Andre Ayew.
On Tuesday, Diego Canada Goose sale Milito scrappy goal 15 minutes from time had given Inter hope after the hosts had huffed and puffed before finally breaching Marseille cheap Canada Goose defence.
The ball bobbled around in the box like a pinball before the Argentine striker prodded home.
Brandao, who spent most of last year on loan in his native Brazil canada goose clearance sale before returning in January because of an injury crisis, cheap canada goose uk then exposed Canada Goose online Inter defence when he turned on a long ball and confidently netted.
There was even time for Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to be sent off for a foul in the box and Canada Goose Parka Giampaolo Pazzini to score from the 96th minute penalty.
The spotkick did nothing to change the outcome though and Marseille boss Didier Deschamps could not stop smiling after easing the pressure with his team labouring in eighth in Ligue 1.
had difficult moments, we couldn score but when I put him on Brandao said to me: am going to score, I am sure, canada goose black friday sale Deschamps told reporters.
be in the Champions League quarters is fabulous. canada goose factory sale It will be a bit mad in Marseille, added the former Juventus canada goose coats on sale coach, whose side meet Olympique uk canada goose Lyon in the Canada Goose Outlet French League Cup final next month and are also in the French Cup quarter finals.
Inter boss Claudio Ranieri, who followed Deschamps as Juve boss in 2007, could not believe his side had failed to progress Canada Goose Outlet and his position could now be in jeopardy after a string of poor results.
team could not have given any more even if we could have had a little more luck. It is always the coach buy canada goose jacket cheap fault, however, we are paid to take the blame, Ranieri said.
have been condemned and I think unjustly, we created canada goose canadagooseoutlete store more chances in the 180 minutes but this is soccer, the ugliness and beauty of football.
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The hosts had the first glut of chances at an apprehensive San Siro when Wesley Sneijder shot from buy canada goose jacket close range was somehow saved by Mandanda, who soon after brilliantly blocked Diego Milito chested effort from point blank range.
Marseille, playing in red, gradually grew into the game and a Loic Remy effort flew just wide before Jeremy Morel fired past the post and Souleymane Diawara header almost crept in.
With Inter boss Ranieri desperate for goals, he replaced the limping Sneijder and ineffective Diego Forlan with Joel Obi and Pazzini just before the hour mark and the ploy looked to have worked until the late flurry of activity.
Substitute Esteban Cambiasso could have put Inter 2 0 up in normal time before Brandao struck but he nodded over from four metres out.
Struggling Inter 2010 European champions are already out of the Italian Cup and stand seventh in Serie A, eight points behind the third and final Champions League berth.