Football: Ince and Hodgson suffer as Schalke lift Uefa Cup
Thursday 22 May 1997
Schalke beat Internazionale on penalties in the second leg of the Uefa Cup final on last night to capture their first European club trophy in 93 years.
The visitors, 1-0 ahead from the first leg, won 4-1 in a penalty shoot- out after the two sides, with Inter down to 10 men after Salvatore Fresi was sent off in the 90th minute, were level at 1-1 on aggregate after extra time.
Inter's Chilean striker, Ivan Zamorano, had saved the Italian side when they were six minutes from defeat in normal time with a right-footed flick into the net after the England midfielder Paul Ince headed on a cross from Alessandro Pistone.
The 82,000 crowd in the San Siro, mostly home fans, erupted with relief after 84 minutes of often subdued anguish. After Fresi was sent off, Inter, whose coach Roy Hodgson is taking charge at Blackburn next season, played with more purpose and came close to scoring on several occasions. But Schalke, whose last trophy was the German Cup in 1972, kept their nerve.
Inter's hopes of a third Uefa Cup win in a decade evaporated in the penalty shoot-out when Schalke's goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann, saved Zamorano's opening shot by diving full length to his left and then Dutch substitute Aron Winter sidefooted his spot-kick wide of the goal. The French international Youri Djorkaeff provided Inter's only success in the shoot-out.
Internazionale: Pagliuca; Bergomi, Paganin, Fresi, Pistone, Ince, Sforza, Zanetti, Djorkaeff, Zamorano, Ganz.
Schalke: Lehmann; Thon, Linke, De Kock, Eigenrauch, Latal, Nemec, Muller, Bueskens, Wilmots, Max.
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