It's all gone wrong for Schalke 04, and it only took one minute. There are no tactics that could have changed the goal that Dejan Stankovic has scored in the first minute for Inter Milan, and his team now have an absolutely crippling lead over their rivals. It came on an unbelievable 40 yard volley that caught Manuel Neuer off of his line, and now the Königsblauen have an absolute mountain to climb.
After Jefferson Farfan gave the ball away for Schalke, Esteban Cambiasso picked it up and played a great long ball up towards Diego Milito. Manuel Neuer came out to contest it, and cleared the ball away with a header. Incredibly, his header went 20 yards, then fell right to Dejan Stankovic, the absolute last man Neuer would want the ball to fall to. Stankovic is well known for his ability to score long-range chips and volleys, and today he lived up to that reputation, as he sent an unbelievable 40 yard lofted volley over Neuer and into the back of the net. Inter lead 1-0, and it's a long way back for Schalke.