Inter Milan Vs. Schalke, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Joel Matip Scores Equalizer

Schalke appeared to have it all to do when Dejan Stankovic scored a cracking goal in the first minute of the game, but the Königsblauen are now level with Inter Milan thanks to a scrappy set piece goal, poked in by Joel Matip. With their back line depleted, it's no surprise that Inter look vulnerable on set pieces, and the visitors have capitalized on an opportunity, notching an all-important away goal and drawing level with their opponents.

The visitors had been pushing forward to create chances since right after the opening goal, and they could have had one from open play. However, a set piece was always going to be their best chance to score. In the 17th minute, after a scramble in the box, the ball eventually fell to Matip in a huge stroke of luck, and he poked it into the back of the net to bring his team back from serious despair to a slight advantage.

It's been an open game so far, and it would be stunning to see the score end 1-1. Since Schalke's goal, Inter have been the team pushing the pace and they look very capable of scoring.

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