Final score

22 September 2002 15:00

Reggina
46' (2nd half) NAKAMURA (P)
Inter
48' (2nd half) Recoba
6' Vieri
referee Pasquale Rodomonti / linesmen Puglisi, Coppelli / 4th man Longo
Minutes Text commentary
45' One minute of extra time is added on at the end of the first half.
38' Recoba's left-footed 30-metre free-kick finishes just off-target.
37' After a pacy run on the break, Recoba is brought down by the Reggina defence just outside the area.
33' Recoba breaks for Inter, passes to Vieri in the middle, but the ball is too high for the Nerazzurro centre-forward.
31' Vieri and Di Biagio end up on the ground after two harsh challenges, both unpunished by referee Rodomonti.
28' Morabito's long-range shot finishes way off-target.
27' Materazzi defuses a potentially dangerous situation in the Inter box.
22' Mozart tries with a shot from outside the area. But it's not the right music. The ball finishes well wide.
20' Toldo anticipates Di Michele, who latches onto Nakamura's pass after the Japanese player rids of Coco.
18' Cannavaro sustains a challenge from Di Michele. The Nerazzurro defender falls to the ground but gets up again after attention from the medical staff.
16' Di Michele shoots from outside the Inter area. The shot is central and Toldo makes an easy save.
14' Recoba tries to surprise Castellazzi with a shot from the halfway line. The balls finishes just wide.
12' Morfeo sets up Vieri with a nice pass into the area. Vieri moves well, but is anticipated by Reggina custodian Castellazzi.
11' Savoldi yellow-carded for simulation in the Inter area.
8' Inter create danger in the Reggina area. Both Recoba and Vieri fail to exploit the situation.
6' GOOAAAL! Inter take the lead through Vieri, who finishes spectacularly with a right-footed volley that flies in at the far post.
4' Almeyda tries from the distance with a volley, but his shot finishes over the bar.
2' Di Biagio looks for Vieri with a pass in the Reggina box but the home defence blocks.
1' Vieri and Recoba kick off for Inter away to Reggina.
Minutes Text commentary
49' That's it! Inter win 2-1 in Reggio Calabria.
48' 2-1 to Inter!!! Recoba scores from Crespo's pass.
46' Nakamura equalises for Reggina from the penalty spot.
45' Cannavaro fouls Rastelli in the area. Penalty for Reggina.
43' Nelson Vivas is cautioned for holding back Leon in midfield.
40' Mamede booked for protesting.
39' Zanetti fires a shot into the side-netting after a move involving Dalmat and Crespo.
35' Leon hits the woodwork with a free kick from the edge of the box.
33' Mozart shoots from 40 metres out. Just wide.
32' Rastelli anticipates an advancing Toldo and heads Nakamura's free kick wide.
29' Toldo blocks a ball that bounces dangerously in the Inter area.
27' Almeyda through on goal with only Castellazzi to beat. The Reggina keeper saves with his feet.
24' Inter substitution - Cuper brings on Vivas for Okan. At the same time, Mamede replaces Paredes for Reggina.
21' Dalmat comes on for Morfeo.
19' Vieri is replaced by Hernan Crespo.
18' Okan misses the easiest of chances from close-range. Castellazzi brilliantly saves from the Turkish international after an assist from Vieri.
16' Vieri strikes a powerful left-footed volley from 25 metres. The ball whistles inches over the bar.
14' Double substitution for Reggina - Rastelli on for Savoldi and Leon on for Vargas.
11' Recoba tries from outside the box. The ball goes wide of the target.
9' Great move from Vieri, but is not given the ball back quickly enough in a one-two.
4' Toldo sustains a blow to the head, but still manages to block a high ball.
3' Di Biagio clears in the Inter penalty area.
2' Reggina get the second half underway.
1' Inter go into the break with a 1-0 lead over Reggina, courtesy of Bobo Vieri's second goal of the season in the sixth minute.
Di Biagio
6.54
6.54
Recoba
7.77
7.77
Vieri
7.77
7.77
Zanetti
7.03
7.03
Dalmat
6.58
6.58
Materazzi
6.82
6.82
Vivas
5.24
5.24
Okan
6.66
6.66
Toldo
6.72
6.72
Coco
6.1
6.1
Morfeo
5.27
5.27
Almeyda
6.28
6.28
Cannavaro
7.06
7.06
Crespo
7.64
7.64
Average rating 6.68
3 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 7
18 fouls committed 17
1 corners 0
1 offsides 6
25:33 ball possession 27:01
Mutti's past record against Inter

As a coach, Bortolo Mutti has always lost against Inter.
In detail:

1996/97 Serie A season
Piacenza - Inter 0-3 ; 0-2

Mutti vs. Cuper and Cuper vs. Reggina

In both cases, there are no precedents.

Reggina vs. Inter - former players

Reggina - Cirillo (26 appearances in official matches in 2000/01, 0 goals)

Inter - Kallon (37 appearances in official matches in 1999/00, 14 goals)

Previous Serie A meetings between Reggina and Inter

Inter and Reggina have met on four occasions in Italy's top flight. Here are the details:

1999/00 season
Reggina 0-1 Inter (28/11/99)
Inter 1-1 Reggina (02/04/00)

2000/01 season
Reggina 2-1 Inter (01/10/00)
Inter 1-1 Reggina (10/02/01)

Inter on target in Serie A for past 14 rounds

Inter have now scored for 14 consecutive rounds in the Italian Serie A championship, totalling 27 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a league match was against Torino at the San Siro on 2 February 2002. That match finished in a 0-0 draw.

Crespo has always scored against Reggina

Hernan Crespo has scored in each of the four official matches he has played against Reggina. In 1999/00, the Argentine scored two goals for Parma away to Reggina at Granillo stadium, and hit another brace in the home match at Tardini stadium.
In 2000/01, he found the net for Lazio against Reggina at Rome's Olimpico stadium, then scored another two away to the Calabrians.

19 rounds since Nerazzurri last awarded a penalty kick

The last time Inter were awarded a penalty kick in the Serie A was 19 rounds ago during the penultimate match before the halfway stage of last year's championship (Piacenza 2-3 Inter).

Reggina looking for sixth consecutive home victory

Reggina finished the 2000/01 Serie A campaign with five consecutive home victories - 3-1 against Napoli, 2-0 against Parma, 1-0 against Bari, 2-1 against AC Milan and 2-1 against Verona in the relegation play-offs. This winning series of Serie A matches is the longest in the history of the club from Reggio Calabria.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)

starting lineups

CASTELLAZZI 1 Toldo
FRANCESCHINI 4 Zanetti
VARGAS 13 Cannavaro
PIERINI 23 Materazzi
JIRANEK 77 Coco
PAREDES 22 Okan
MOZART 14 Di Biagio
MORABITO 25 Almeyda
NAKAMURA 10 Morfeo
SAVOLDI 20 Recoba
DI MICHELE 32 Vieri

substitutes

BELARDI 12 Fontana
CIRILLO 15 Adani
FALSINI 2 Cordoba
MAMEDE 26 Pasquale
LEON 31 Vivas
RASTELLI 18 Dalmat
BOGDANI 9 Crespo