Final score

2 February 2003 20:30

Torino
Inter
11' (2nd half) Okan
3' (2nd half) Vieri
referee Salvatore Racalbuto / linesmen Consolo, Stagnoli / 4th man Gregori
Minutes Text commentary
45' 3 minutes added on at the end of the first half.
40' Conticchio shoots from the edge of the box after dispossessing Emre. The Toro player's shot goes straight at Toldo.
38' Alvaro Recoba sends a left-footed 26-metre free kick inches over Bucci's bar.
30' Inter try from the distance again. An Emre shot is easily collected by Bucci.
29' Batigol thunders in a 35-yard free kick, forcing Bucci to make a difficult save.
27' Bobo beats Fattori then from the edge of the Toro box sends a shot wide.
16' Recoba strikes a 35-yard free kick on goal. El Chino's shot is too central and Bucci makes an easy save.
15' It's fiercely competitive in the midfield, with neither side gaining the upper hand. Conticchio becomes the second player to receive a yellow card for a foul on Vieri.
13' Emre is booked for a foul on Comotto.
12' Torino close to an opener. Comotto strikes a shot from seven yards out onto the crossbar.
4' Batistuta latches onto a through ball and races in on goal but is blocked by Delli Carri.
2' Javier Zanetti goes on a trademark run down the right, then crosses in for Batistuta. The Argentine is anticipated by the Torino defence.
1' Racalbuto blows his whistle and Torino kick off. Inter are playing in their white away shirts.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Full time. 2-0 to us.
47' Inter substitution - Beati comes on for Emre.
46' Inside the Toro penalty area, Batistuta turns his marker then sends a left-footed shot just wide of Bucci's right-hand post.
45' 3 minutes added on at the end of the second half.
44' A Batigol free kick from 25 yards takes a deflection off Comotto.
40' Inter substitution - Okan off, Gamarra on.
39' Another Recoba free kick. This time it's on target, but Bucci tips the ball over the bar.
35' Inter substitution - Cuper replaces Vieri with Morfeo.
29' Toro substitution - Osmanovski on, Magallanes off.
23' Toldo pulls off a good save from a Magallanes free kick aimed at the bottom left-hand corner.
16' Recoba entertains the Delle Alpi with some more of his particular brand of magic. El Chino picks out Emre on the left wing, Emre crosses in for Bobo. The Italian international is anticipated.
11' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Okan redoubles for the Nerazzurri. The Turkish international fires a low shot past Bucci from the edge of the six-yard box after excellent work by Recoba on the left.
10' Delli Carri is booked for a challenge on Batistuta.
9' Recoba tests Bucci with a long-range shot after a one-two with Cristiano Zanetti. The Toro keeper saves.
3' Bobogol!!!!! Christian Vieri taps the ball home at the far post after Mezzano fails to clear a Recoba cross in from the left.
2' It's Torino 0 Inter 0 after an uninspiring 45 minutes at the Delle Alpi.
1' Alvaro Recoba curls another left-footed free kick just over the bar.
Recoba
8.26
8.26
Vieri
7.9
7.9
Zanetti
7.04
7.04
Zanetti
7.45
7.45
Materazzi
6.89
6.89
Emre
8.48
8.48
Okan
8.51
8.51
Toldo
7.09
7.09
Pasquale
6.8
6.8
Beati
6.41
6.41
Morfeo
6.18
6.18
Gamarra
6.44
6.44
Cannavaro
7.47
7.47
Batistuta
6.95
6.95
Average rating 7.28
4 shots on target 9
2 shots off target 5
19 fouls committed 24
1 corners 8
5 offsides 3
25:50 ball possession 31:25
Previous meetings: Cuper vs. Torino

Sunday evening's match is the fourth official meeting between Cuper and Torino. The current Nerazzurri coach has never lost or conceded goals against the Granata in the previous three meetings, registering two 1-0 victories and a 0-0 draw.

Previous meetings: Ulivieri vs. Inter

In the sixteen official matches played against Inter, Ulivieri has won 6, lost 6 and drawn 3 matches. But in 9 home matches, Ulivieri has beaten Inter just once (Parma 3-1 Inter, 2000/01 Serie A).

Previous meetings: Ulivieri vs. Cuper

There is just one previous meeting between the two coaches in official matches: Parma 2-2 Inter on 9 September 2001, a Serie A match.

Torino vs. Inter - Disciplinary situation and former players

Torino
Disqualified: De Ascentis, Vergassola
Cautioned: Comotto, De Ascentis, Lucarelli
Former players: Conticchio (youth sector, 1993/94 season)
Ferrante (11 appearances and 1 goal in official matches from January to June 2001)
Frezza (0 appearances from July to August 1995)
Galante (88 appearances and 3 goals in official matches from July 1996 to September 1999)
Mezzano (10 appearances and 0 goals in official matches from July 1997 to December 1998 and from July to September 2001)

Inter
Disqualified: Di Biagio
Cautioned: Pasquale
Former players: Coco (22 appearances and 0 goals in official matches in 1999/00)
Vieri (9 appearances and 2 goals in official matches from July 1990 to November 1992)

No Torino victory for 10 matches, but no defeat for a month

Torino are the 2002/03 Serie A side that haven't won for the longest period of time. The last Granata success was on 6 November 2002, a 2-1 win against Bologna at the Delle Alpi. But Ulivieri's side haven't lost for a month. Torino's last defeat was on 21 December 2002, when they lost 1-0 at home to Roma. Since then, Toro have drawn at home to Atalanta and Como, and away to Empoli and Bologna.

No Torino goal against Inter at Delle Alpi stadium for 9 years

Torino haven't scored in official matches at home to Inter since 27 February 1994, when they won a championship match 2-0 thanks to goals from Poggi and Cois. Since then, the two sides have met at the Delle Alpi four times and the Nerazzurri have registered a win on each occasion.

Vieri a hat-trick away from 100th Serie A goal

Last Sunday's hat-trick against Empoli increases Christian Vieri's Serie A tally to 97. With 3 more goals, Bobogol will reach the prestigious 100-goal mark in the Italian top flight, equalling a feat achieved by eight players still plying their trade: Roberto Baggio, Batistuta, Signori, Chiesa, Crespo, Montella, Pippo Inzaghi and Bierhoff.

Record Inter against bottom 9 clubs

Inter have registered 9 victories and 1 draw in matches played against the bottom 9 teams in the 2002/03 Serie A table. Cuper's troops have won at home to Empoli, Modena, Brescia, Atalanta and Torino, away to Empoli, Piacenza, Reggina and Como, and have drawn away to Roma.

wins(30) draws(26) defeats(30)

starting lineups

BUCCI 1 Toldo
DELLI CARRI 4 Zanetti
COMOTTO 5 Emre
FRANCO 6 Zanetti
SOMMESE 13 Cannavaro
MAGALLANES 19 Batistuta
CONTICCHIO 20 Recoba
DONATI 22 Okan
MEZZANO 23 Materazzi
CASTELLINI 26 Pasquale
FATTORI 32 Vieri

substitutes

SORRENTINO 12 Fontana
FREZZA 3 Kallon
OSMANOVSKY 7 Conceiçao
LOPEZ 10 Morfeo
MANTOVANI 18 Dalmat
OMOLADE 21 Beati
STATUTO 24 Gamarra