ROME - Brescia striker Andrea Caracciolo
was involved in plenty of late drama as the home side held
second-placed Inter Milan to a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Friday.
Samuel Eto'o struck from close range to give the champions
an early lead and after the hosts missed a succession of chances
in the second half Caracciolo finally equalised five minutes
The same player then missed a penalty in the 90th minute
before being sent off in stoppage-time. Inter's Ivan Cordoba had
also been dismissed in the closing stages.
Brescia goalkeeper Michele Arcari was powerless in the 18th
minute when Eto'o latched on to Andrea Ranocchia's flick to
volley his 19th league goal of the campaign.
Caracciolo, who headed weakly at Inter keeper Julio Cesar
earlier, wasted a good chance to level on 35 minutes when he
lobbed the ball high over the bar.
With the impressive Wesley Sneijder pulling the strings in
midfield, Inter started to dominate.
The Dutchman struck the post from 25 metres on 55 minutes
and then fired straight at Arcari.
The Brescia keeper came to the rescue again soon after to
deny Goran Pandev.
With Tuesday's Champions League last-16 return match against
Bayern Munich in mind, Inter coach Leonardo brought on Cordoba
for Lucio with 25 minutes to go but the move backfired.
Colombian defender Cordoba misdirected a header to allow
Caracciolo to score and then received his marching orders for
upending Brazilian Eder in the penalty box.
Caracciolo's spot-kick was saved by Julio Cesar before the
Brescia striker completed an eventful evening when he was shown
a second yellow card deep into injury-time.
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