Final score

2 March 2003 20:30

Juventus
38' (2nd half) Camoranesi
34' Nedved
5' Guglielminpietro o.g.
Inter
referee Gianluca Paparesta / linesmen Ivaldi, Stevanato / 4th man Mirri
MinutesText commentary
45'3 minutes added on at the end of the first half.
44'Recoba finds space just outside the Juve box after an assist from Vieri, but the Uruguayan's shot is too central and Buffon makes the save.
42'Free kick to Inter after Tacchinardi sends Recoba crashing to the ground on the left wing. El Chino plays square to Cristiano Zanetti, whose shot along the ground is easily saved by Buffon.
34'2-0 to the Bianconeri. After receiving from Thuram, Nedved shoots past Toldo and in at the near post from 20 yards.
28'Superb play by Recoba, who beats Tacchinardi, Camoranesi and Thuram on the left wing then from the edge of the area strikes a fierce, low shot just wide of Buffon's left-hand post.
26' From a central position on the edge of the Inter box, Trezeguet plays a short pass back to Camoranesi, who fires over the bar.
23' Davids makes a short run then shoots wide from 20 yards after Cristiano Zanetti loses the ball in the midfield.
21' Recoba makes a 50-yard run down the right then is tackled by Montero whose 'clearance' ends up in the middle of the Juve box. Buffon beats Batistuta to the loose ball.
18'Cannavaro's clearance rebounds off Di Vaio's back and falls to Trezeguet, who shoots wide from yards out with only Toldo to beat.
16'Materazzi snuffs out a counter-attack by the home side, dispossessing Trezeguet and playing back to Toldo.
14'A sweeping move by Juventus ends with Di Vaio shooting over the bar from 15 yards.
12' From the midfield Materazzi heads a long ball forward to an unmarked Bobo Vieri, whose volley from the edge of the Bianconeri box finishes in the hands of Buffon.
10'Materazzi clashes with Nedved just outside the Nerazzurri box. The Czech Republic international requires treatment from the medical staff.
8' Batistuta remains on the ground after Zambrotta's kung fu style challenge. After receiving treatment, Bati comes back on and sends an agled shot from the right wing wide of Buffon's right-hand post.
5'Juve take the lead. Toldo's half clearance from Nedved's left-wing free kick rebounds off Guly and into the Inter net.
3'The Nerazzurri are put under pressure by Juve in the opening minutes.
1'Inter get tonight's Italy derby underway.
MinutesText commentary
47' After 2 minutes of injury time, Paparesta brings the match to an end. Juve beat Inter 3-0.
41' Juve substitution - Tudor replaces Camoranesi.
40'Camoranesi elbows Emre in the face. Yellow card.
38'3-0 to Juventus. Nedved does everything right on the left wing, then crosses into the middle for an unmarked Camoranesi to fire a central shot into the roof of the net.
34'Lippi makes a defensive substitution - Pessotto on for Di Vaio.
32'Toldo gets down well to block a Davids shot from the distance.
26'Cristiano Zanetti is booked for a late tackle from behind on Davids.
25' Staunch defending by Inter, who block Nedved and Trezeguet on the break.
23'Minutes of pressure by the Nerazzurri. Batistuta heads wide from Cordoba's left-wing cross, then moments later heads Vieri's right-wing cross straight at Buffon.
19'Cannavaro is cautioned for a foul from behind on Nedved. Juve win a free kick 25 yards out.
17'Cannavaro intercepts a 40-yard pass, preventing Di Vaio from shooting with only Toldo to beat.
9'Juve on the counter-attack. A move involving Di Vaio, Davids and Camoranesi terminates in Nedved's low, angled shot from the left wing. Toldo saves.
5'Recoba sends a left-wing cross into the middle of the Juve area. Batistuta and Vieri fail to make contact, Okan fires wide at the far post.
3'Both sides make half-time substitutions - Mark Iuliano replaces Ciro Ferrara, Okan Buruk comes on for Andres Guglielminpietro.
2'Juve kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Juve go into the break with a 2-0 lead over the Nerazzurri.
Recoba
3.99
3.99
Vieri
4.53
4.53
Zanetti
5.07
5.07
Zanetti
5.59
5.59
Cordoba
5.05
5.05
Materazzi
4.86
4.86
Guglielminpietro
3.77
3.77
Emre
6.78
6.78
Okan
5.56
5.56
Toldo
4.3
4.3
Cannavaro
5.3
5.3
Batistuta
4.03
4.03
Average rating4.9
8shots on target4
4shots off target3
24fouls committed29
2corners4
1offsides4
35:20ball possession29:16
Previous meetings: Cuper vs. Juventus and Cuper vs. Lippi

The three previous meetings between Cuper and Lippi's Juventus have all ended in draws:

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 2-2
2002/03 Serie A Juventus-Inter ---- 1-1

Previous meetings between Lippi and Inter

In the 21 official matches against Inter, current Juventus coach Marcello Lippi has registered 5 wins, 5 defeats and 11 draws. In the last 8 matches at the Delle Alpi, Inter have scored on just one occasion (Juventus 0-3 Inter in the 1996/97 Coppa Italia thanks to goals from Zamorano, Ince and Djorkaeff).

In detail:

1989/90 Serie A Cesena-Inter 2-3 1-1
1990/91 Serie A Cesena-Inter 1-5 ----
1992/93 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 1-1 0-1
1993/94 Serie A Napoli-Inter 0-0 0-0
1994/95 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 0-0
1995/96 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Juventus-Inter 2-0 0-0
1996/97 C. Italia Juventus-Inter 0-3 1-1
1997/98 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 ----
2001/02 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 2-2
2002/03 Serie A Juventus-Inter ---- 1-1

Inter vs. Juve - a clash between two offensive powerhouses

Sunday's Italy derby is also a clash between the two most prolific sides in the Serie A this season - 46 goals for the Nerazzurri, 41 for Juventus. Not only: Juventus and Inter are two sides that have scored in 21 of the 22 matches played so far. Juventus' non- scoring match was a 2-0 defeat away to Brescia on 8 December 2002, while the Nerazzurri failed to score in the 1-0 defeat at the hands of AC Milan on 23 November 2002. Based on these facts, Juventus have scored in 9 consecutive matches, while Inter have hit the target 11 matches in a row.

Euroclashes beneficial to Nerazzurri's Serie A performance

Inter have won 8 of the 9 2002/03 Serie A matches played after midweek European clashes. The other match was that 2-2 draw away to Roma last November. Juventus have won 7, drawn 1 and lost 1 (Juventus 1-2 Lazio) of their 9 Serie A fixtures following Champions League commitments.

No goal let in by Bianconeri at home for 310 minutes

Juventus haven't let in a goal at the Delle Alpi since Fiore's effort in the 50th minute of Juventus 1-2 Lazio on 15 December 2002. The remaining 40 minutes of that match are added to the whole matches against Reggina, Piacenza and Empoli.

Second Juventus vs. Inter on 2 March - Bianconeri won 2-0 on same date in 1941

It's the second time a Juventus vs. Inter match will be played on 2 March. The previous clash between the two sides on that date was during the 1940/41 season when the Bianconeri beat the Nerazzurri 2-0 in Turin with goals from Colaussi (7’) and Bellini (49’). That season, the Scudetto was won by Bologna, with Inter finishing second and Juventus fifth.

14 points gained by Nerazzurri in second halves of Serie A matches

Inter are the 2002/03 Serie A side that have improved their results most in second halves of matches. The Nerazzurri have gained 14 points from the 46th to 90th minutes (injury time included), going from a draw to a win against ChievoVerona, Bologna, Como, Atalanta, Empoli, Torino and Piacenza, and from a defeat to a draw against Roma and Lazio. The only match in which Inter worsened their result in the second half was the 2-1 defeat at home to Udinese (1-1 at half time).

100th Serie A appearance for Materazzi if fielded

If he plays against Juventus, Marco Materazzi will celebrate his 100th appearance in the Serie A. The defender from Lecce made his Italian top flight debut on 2 February 1997 in Perugia 0-0 Inter (he was playing for the Umbrians at the time).

5 wins and 15 points for Nerazzurri without Vieri

He scores with frightening regularity and he's the most decisive player of the Serie A season so far. But even without Christian Vieri, the Nerazzurri are still a force to be reckoned with. Here are the results of the 5 league matches Bobogol has missed this season: Piacenza 1-4 Inter (06/10/02), Empoli 3-4 Inter (06/11/02), Inter 1-0 Atalanta (15/12/02), Parma 1-2 Inter (22/12/02), Inter 2-0 Modena (12/01/03).

Vieri close to breaking personal Serie A scoring record

With the double strike against Piacenza, Christian Vieri brings his 2002/03 Serie A total to 21 goals in 17 matches, just one away from beating his record of goals in one Italian season (2001/02). Bobo is three away from equalling his personal record of 24 goals in one season, a feat he achieved with Atletico Madrid in the 1997/98 season.

Inter vs. Juve - a clash between two offensive powerhouses

Sunday's Italy derby is also a clash between the two most prolific sides in the Serie A this season - 46 goals for the Nerazzurri, 41 for Juventus. Not only: Juventus and Inter are two sides that have scored in 21 of the 22 matches played so far. Juventus' non- scoring match was a 2-0 defeat away to Brescia on 8 December 2002, while the Nerazzurri failed to score in the 1-0 defeat at the hands of AC Milan on 23 November 2002. Based on these facts, Juventus have scored in 9 consecutive matches, while Inter have hit the target 11 matches in a row.

Euroclashes beneficial to Nerazzurri's Serie A performance

Inter have won 8 of the 9 2002/03 Serie A matches played after midweek European clashes. The other match was that 2-2 draw away to Roma last November. Juventus have won 7, drawn 1 and lost 1 (Juventus 1-2 Lazio) of their 9 Serie A fixtures following Champions League commitments.

Juve on target for 22 Serie A home matches in a row

Juventus have scored at the Delle Alpi for 22 consecutive championship matches, notching 47 goals. The last time the Bianconeri failed to score in front of their own fans was on 27 October 2001 - Juventus 0-0 Inter.

wins(15)draws(18)defeats(65)

starting lineups

Buffon1 Toldo
Ferrara4 Zanetti
Montero2 Cordoba
Thuram13 Cannavaro
Zambrotta23 Materazzi
Tacchinardi11 Guglielminpietro
Davids6 Zanetti
Camoranesi5 Emre
Nedved20 Recoba
Di Vaio19 Batistuta
Trezeguet32 Vieri

substitutes

Chimenti12 Fontana
Tudor24 Gamarra
Pessotto26 Pasquale
Iuliano77 Coco
Conte22 Okan
Salas14 Di Biagio
Zalayeta7 Conceiçao