Wednesday July 20 2011
Eto'o brace in Inter friendly win

Inter beat Cremonese 4-1 in today's friendly with a Samuel Eto'o brace and Ricky Alvarez again inspirational.

Gian Piero Gasperini's men impressed in their run-out during pre-season training, which saw the three-man defence once more tested out.

Eto'o opened the scoring after exchanging passes with Alvarez, who has been the star of the summer so far.

Andrea Ranocchia hit the woodwork, but Cremonese managed to draw level with Nizzetto before half-time.

Giampaolo Pazzini's marvellous volley restored Inter's advantage and youth team player Faraoni set up Eto'o for a third.

Late on, Faraoni got on the scoresheet himself by trapping a Cristian Chivu pass and firing in with his right foot.

Wesley Sneijder was again fielded in a central midfield role for the 3-4-3 system.

Inter 4-1 Cremonese

Scorers: Eto'o 17, 70 (I), Nizzetto 45 (C), Pazzini 57 (I), Faraoni 88 (I)

Inter: Castellazzi; Ranocchia (Bianchetti 46), Chivu, Caldirola (Natalino 74); Santon (Faraoni 46), Stankovic (Mariga 68), Sneijder, Crisetig (Muntari 46); Alvarez (Pandev 56), Pazzini (Castaignos 56), Eto'o (Longo 80)