Final score

8 March 2003 18:00

Bologna
23' CRUZ
Inter
40' (2nd half) Recoba
9' Recoba
referee Emilio Pellegrino / linesmen Farneti, Contini / 4th man Ciccoianni
Minutes Text commentary
45' There'll be 3 minutes of injury time to play at the end of the first half.
41' Olive keeps Bologna in the match by beating Di Biagio to a posing left-wing cross from Emre. Had the Gladiator got a touch to the ball it would have been a goal.
36' Okan is fouled on the right wing. No card given. Bologna come forward with the ball, Emre fouls Vanoli and the Nerazzurri midfielder is booked.
34' Javier Zanetti receives from Okan, beats one opponent then sends a right-footed shot wide after pressure from Vanoli.
26' Bellucci takes the resulting free kick. At full stretch, Toldo tips the ball around for a corner.
25' Cordoba also finds his way into Pellegrino's book for a challenge on Locatelli.
24' Vanoli is booked for a foul on Javier Zanetti.
23' 1-1. Cruz equalises for Bologna. The Argentine wins a challenge with Cannavaro and from just inside the Inter area then beats Toldo with a clinical finish.
22' Recoba unleashes a 25-yard shot from a central position. It swerves but Pagliuca makes a good save.
18' YOU'RE OFF!!! Nervo commits a horrendous foul on Emre and is deservedly sent off by Pellegrino. Bologna are down to ten men.
16' Incredible miss by the home side. With Toldo beaten, Olive sends a close-range diving header wide.
12' Bologna press forward looking for an equaliser. Toldo punches clear Vanoli's left-wing cross, then Nervo shoots the loose ball over the bar.
9' 1-0 to us!!!! Inter are given a free kick in a central position 25 yards out. Recoba bends it like Beckham and the ball flies into the top left-hand corner.
6' Gamarra replaces Materazzi, who can't carry on after picking up a knock in the opening minutes.
4' Di Biagio is booked by Pellegrino for a regular challenge on Cruz.
3' Toldo fumbles a clearance but gets back well to prevent Locatelli from shooting into an open goal.
2' Bologna have the first chance of the game. From seven yards out, Bellucci heads Nervo's right-wing cross straight into Toldo's hands.
1' Welcome to live commentary of Bolgona vs. Inter. Cuper's troops get the match underway.
Minutes Text commentary
50' That's it. 2-1 to us and we're back on top of the table. See you on Tuesday evening for live commentary of Inter vs. Newcastle.
48' Inter close to a third. Conceiçao storms down the right wing then plays a precision cross in for Batistuta who misses with his header.
46' 5 minutes of iunjury time to play. Cristiano Zanetti is back on the pitch.
45' Okan is cautioned by Pellegrino.
44' Signori comes on for Paramatti.
43' Cristiano Zanetti is stretchered off after a challenge with Paramatti.
40' GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!! Recoba chips Pagliuca from 25 yards after the Bologna keeper heads clear from Batistuta on the edge of the box. 2-1 to us.
34' Conceiçao finds space on the right wing then strikes a left-footed shot from the edge of the box straight at Pagliuca.
22' Inter are awarded a free kick 25 yards out to the right of the box. Recoba aims for the near post with a precise, high shot. Pagliuca pulls off an excellent save.
21' Conceiçao comes on for Emre.
19' Recoba attempts to direct Di Biagio's shot into the net. Wide.
18' A powerful shot by Di Biagio from the distance finishes in the hands of Pagliuca.
17' Frara dribbles Cannavaro on the right wing and runs in on goal. Instead of shooting he passes back to Bellucci, whose shot goes wide.
11' Guidolin replaces Locatelli with Frara.
7' Cannavaro is deservedly cautioned for a high challenge on Locatelli. The Inter defender will consequently miss the Nerazzurri's next Serie A match.
4' Cruz sends a shot inches wide of the far post after latching onto a through ball and beating his marker.
3' Cuper makes a switch in the Nerazzurri line-up, replacing Gamarra with Coco.
2' Bologna kick off the second half.
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Di Biagio
5.92
5.92
Recoba
8.72
8.72
Zanetti
6.86
6.86
Zanetti
7.58
7.58
Cordoba
6.58
6.58
Materazzi
6.37
6.37
Emre
8.25
8.25
Conceiçao
6.9
6.9
Okan
7.33
7.33
Toldo
6.45
6.45
Coco
6.11
6.11
Gamarra
5.7
5.7
Cannavaro
6.73
6.73
Batistuta
5.9
5.9
Average rating 6.81
6 shots on target 7
11 shots off target 13
11 fouls committed 25
2 corners 5
2 offsides 2
24:36 ball possession 30:24
Bologna vs. Inter - previous meetings in Bologna

Matches played	71	
Bologna	victories 33
Matches drawn 13
Inter	victories 25	
Bologna	goals 104	
Inter goals 99	

Bologna vs. Inter - previous meetings in Bologna

Matches played	71	
Bologna	victories 33
Matches drawn 13
Inter	victories 25	
Bologna	goals 104	
Inter goals 99	

Previous meetings between Guidolin and Inter

Francesco Guidolin has won 3, drawn 4 and lost 10 of the 17 official matches played against Inter. The last draw against Inter was Vicenza 1-1 Inter in the Serie A on 8 December 1996. Since then, the 47-year-old coach has won 2 matches and lost 4 against the Nerazzurri.

Previous meetings between Guidolin and Cuper

Saturday's match marks the 4th official meeting between the current Bologna and Inter coaches. Guidolin has won once, with Cuper victorious in the other 2 matches.

In detail:

2001/02 Bologna-Inter 2-1 0-1
2002/03 Bologna-Inter ---- 0-2

Bologna vs. Inter: former players and disciplinary situation

Bologna
Disqualifiedi: no-one
Cautioned: Bellucci, Colucci, Cruz, Paramatti, Zaccardo
Former players: Pagliuca (232 appearances from 1994/95 to 1998/99)

Inter
Disqualifiedi: no-one
Cautioned: Cannavaro, Emre, Morfeo, Pasquale
Former players: Kallon (6 appearances and 2 goals in official matches from August to October 1997)
Ventola (21 appearances and 4 goals in official matches in 1999/00)

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 equaling his personal record of 24 goals in one season, a feat he achieved with Atletico Madrid in the 1997/98 season.

Inter seeking 100th goal against Bologna

Inter have scored 99 goals against Bologna in the 71 official matches played between the two sides. The first Nerazzurri player to score against the Emilians was Serantoni (pictured) on 16 March 1930.

No draw for Nerazzurri in ten championship matches

From their last ten championship games, Inter have registered 7 wins and 3 defeats. The last draw was Lazio 3-3 Inter on 7 December 2002.

Conceiçao up against favourite target Pagliuca

Sergio Conceiçao has put more goals past Gianluca Pagliuca than any other Serie A custodian. Of the 20 goals he has scored in official matches in Italy, the Portuguese international has scored against the current Bologna goalkeeper 5 times: 2 goals in Inter 3-5 Lazio (1998/99 Serie A), 1 in Lazio 1-0 Inter (1998/99 Serie A), 1 in Bologna 2-3 Lazio (1999/00 Serie A) and 1 in Bologna 2-1 Parma (2000/01 Serie A).

8 different Bologna players on target this season

The 2002/03 Bologna side are one of three Serie A teams that has scored goals with the fewest number of players - 8, like Brescia and Modena. In alphabetical order, Amoroso, Bellucci, Cruz, Della Rocca, Locatelli, Signori, Vanoli and Zaccardo have hit the target for the Rossoblu so far this season.

Paramatti looking for 5th goal against Inter

Michele Paramatti, scorer of 25 goals in official matches during his career, counts Inter as his favourite target. The Bologna defender has put 4 goals past the Nerazzurri: 1 in Bologna 2-2 Inter (1996/97 Serie A), 1 in Inter 0-1 Bologna (1997/98 Serie A), 1 in Inter 1-2 Bologna (1998/99 UEFA play-offs) and 1 in Inter 1-1 Bologna (1999/00 Serie A). Paramatti hasn't scored in official matches since Bologna's 2-2 draw away to Cagliari in the Serie A on 30 April 2000.

No goal conceded by Emilians for 208 minutes

Bologna haven't let in a goal in the Serie A for 208 minutes, since De Cesare's strike in the 62nd minute of Piacenza 3-1 Bologna. The Emilians haven't seen a goal scored against them for the remaining 28 minutes of that match and the entire matches against Empoli and Brescia.

When Cruz scores, Bologna win

Julio Ricardo Cruz hasn't scored since 14 December 2002, when he netted twice in Bologna's 2-1 win at home to Parma. The South American striker has only scored on home turf this season (8 goals in the Serie A and 1 in the Intertoto competition). Bologna have won each of the 6 matches Cruz has scored in (against Bate in Intertoto and against Roma, Brescia, Perugia, Modena and Parma in the Serie A).

wins(30) draws(15) defeats(34)

starting lineups

PAGLIUCA 1 Toldo
PARAMATTI 4 Zanetti
FALCONE 23 Materazzi
CASTELLINI 13 Cannavaro
VANOLI 2 Cordoba
NERVO 22 Okan
OLIVE 6 Zanetti
COLUCCI 14 Di Biagio
BELLUCCI 5 Emre
LOCATELLI 19 Batistuta
CRUZ 20 Recoba

substitutes

COPPOLA 12 Fontana
ZACCARDO 24 Gamarra
FRARA 77 Coco
AMOROSO 26 Pasquale
MEGHNI 7 Conceiçao
SIGNORI 11 Guglielminpietro
DELLA ROCCA 30 Martins