Serie A, Inter v Roma: first game at the Meazza

MILAN – With the first three points on the board after Sunday’s win over Pescara, the Nerazzurri’s next league challenge is against Roma at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Inter’s 2012/13 Serie A Week 2 showdown will take place in San Siro on Sunday 2 September, kicking off at 20:45.

Barring any decisions taken by the public authorities, tickets for the game will go on sale today, Monday 27 August, through the usual official channels:
– branches of Banca Popolare di Milano, Banca di Legnano, Banca Popolare di Mantova;
– the “Solo Inter” store;
– online at;
– sales outlets;
– Best Union sales points (away fans only with a Tessera del Tifoso/Fan Card).

Following the decisions taken by CASMS, the Prefetto and the Questura of Milan, the sale of tickets to residents of the Lazio region without Fan Cards is forbidden, as is the transfer of tickets and season tickets; online sales will only be available to ‘siamo noi’ card holders.

We wish to remind you that ‘siamo noi’ card holders can buy their tickets online by loading their match ticket straight onto the card, thus avoiding the queues to collect their ticket.

All season ticket holders who have not yet collected their ‘siamo noi’ cards must go to the South ticket office at the stadium (Biglietteria Sud) to collect a replacement ticket. The position of your ‘siamo noi’ card can easily be verified here.

We would also like to remind fans that in order to obtain the free ticket (without a seat number) reserved for children under the age of seven, each child must have a valid identity document and be accompanied by an adult.

Castellazzi: "A save to remember"

? Another goal, Inter’s fourth, was scored by Luca Castellazzi
tonight with that brilliant save he pulled off to keep out Cascione’s header. “It
was a great save – one of those saves that a keeper always remembers. And I
will remember it because it came at an important stage of the match.
If they’d managed to get it back to 2-1, it might have opened the game up again.”

Nerazzurri keeper continued with his analysis of the match: “In the first period especially,
Pescara counter-attacked with a lot of pace, but then we got a handle on
them and managed to take the lead. Afterwards we kept things
tighter and then in the second half we added the third.”

Cassano, Castellazzi had this to say: “We’re on the same team again after
two years. He’s a livewire. It’s nice to be back with a good friend and
somebody you share great memories with – we have lots of those
from our time together at Sampdoria. I’m glad he’s on the right side of Milan
now. He’s determined to prove himself again, to be one of the stars. He
gave it everything he had tonight and he made an important contribution
with his skill. I saw him chasing the ball a lot and that’s
a good sign because it shows he’s prepared to work hard.”

Finally, the keeper was asked to
comment on the fact that the team has kept two clean sheets in the
two games he’s been involved in: “It shows that we’re compact and solid, and
that we have the right mentality ? we kept that even when the result was
probably beyond doubt. We carried on working hard to make sure we didn’t
concede because it’s always nice when you end the match with a clean

Milito: "Inter were excellent"

PESCARA – A goal and two assists, not bad for an evening’s work. Diego Milito gave his thoughts to Inter Channel after helping the Nerazzurri get their Serie A campaign up and running by beating Pescara: “First and foremost I’m pleased with the way we played as a team. Inter were excellent tonight. Cassano? A fantastic player. We have an abundance of riches in the final third. And today we were without Palacio and Alvarez too. It’s a privilege to be able to play alongside them. Do I get on with Cassano? We had a very good relationship even as rivals. Now we’re both here and aiming to do well together for the Inter cause.”

Coutinho: "Here to improve with Inter"

PESCARA – Philippe Coutinho was interviewed by Inter Channel after coming off the bench to score Inter’s third in the win over Pescara. The Brazilian was pleased with the performance and doesn’t seem the least bit worried about Antonio Cassano’s arrival, which according to some will mean less playing time for him: “He’s a brilliant player, world-class. I’m just working and trying to improve. I’m trying to be a success, that’s all. Tomorrow we’ll get our minds back on the Europa League. What was it like coming on as a sub? It’s difficult to enter the fray with the game in progress because it’s all going on at top speed and you have to hit the ground running. That’s ok though.”

Zanetti: "A tough ground but we controlled things"

PESCARA – His 801st game, his 18th season at Inter. Javier Zanetti is still going strong. “We’ve got off to a good start and we knew we were coming to play at a tough ground,” the captain told Inter Channel after the Pescara match. “Weiss was nippy and he tried to take people on, but with Guarin and Silvestre at the back we didn’t run too many risks. It was important for us to take control of the game after going two-nil up and we kept hold of the ball. With all the quality we have in this team that’s something we can do. If we all move about intelligently, we can limit the opposition and give them very few goalscoring opportunities.”