Final score

17 May 2003 15:00

Modena
Inter
35' Kallon
28' Pavan o.g.
referee Fiorenzo Treossi / linesmen Mitro, Strocchia / 4th man Niccolai
Minutes Text commentary
45' There will 1 minute of additional time.
45' Dalmat and Mayer are booked by Treossi.
44' Vignaroli picks up the ball in the Inter area, wriggles free of Materazzi and Cannavaro and fires across the face of the goal.
35' 2-0!!! Superb goal by Kallon. His precise and powerful header from Javier Zanetti's right-wing cross finds the right-hand corner. It's the Sierra Leone striker's fifth of the season.
34' Pasquale receives his fifth yellow card of the season for a foul on Colucci.
28' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Inter win a free kick on the right wing after Balestri fouls Javier Zanetti. Pavan beats Cannavaro to Emre's inswinger and heads into his own net.
21' Scoponi wastes a good chance for Modena, slotting wide of Toldo's left-hand post after receiving in the middle of the box from Colucci.
15' Colucci latches on to a through ball and makes a run into the area. His pass square is intercepted by Cannavaro.
11' Free kick to us in a central position 25 yards out after Kallon is fouled by Pavan. Emre's low shot loses speed after hitting the wall.
6' Milanetto's curled free kick from the left wing sails inches over the far post.
3' Modena on the break. Vignaroli sprints on goal and shoots, forcing Toldo to tip the ball over the bar.
1' Modena kick off this Serie A Week 33 clash.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Full time. Modena 0-2 Inter.
45' Treossi adds on 3 minutes at the end of the second half.
42' Toldo comes off his line and beats Sculli to Campedelli's through ball.
38' Recoba shows all his technique by taking on two Modena defenders. The Uruguayan's final shot is disappointing and Ballotta saves.
33' From 20 yards out Alvaro Recoba unleashes a fierce left-foot shot which whizzes wide of Ballotta's right-hand post.
32' De Biasi brings Ferrari on for Vignaroli.
25' Cuper makes his third substitution - Vivas comes on for Emre, who has a problem with his adductor muscles.
24' Javier Zanetti fires wide of Ballotta's right-hand post after running half the length of the pitch.
23' Cristiano Zanetti requires treatment to his right ankle after a challenge in midfield. He can't continue and Di Biagio comes on.
18' Cuper brings on El Chino for a tired Hernan Crespo.
17' Kamara shoots home after a ball rebounds off Cordoba in the Inter area. The goal is ruled out for offside.
14' Milanetto sends a deep free kick into the Inter box. Vignaroli rises above the Nerazzurri defence and heads on target. Toldo gets down and saves.
11' Modena substitution - Scoponi off, Campedelli on.
10' Stephane Dalmat turns his marker on the left channel then crosses to the far side of the Modena box where Kallon volleys wide.
7' Recoba is warming up on the touchline.
4' Balestri, who's having an excellent game for Modena, storms down the left wing then crosses in for Sculli. The substitute heads over.
3' De Biasi makes a half-time switch, replacing Ponzo with Sculli.
2' Crespo and Kallon kick off the second half.
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Di Biagio
5.99
5.99
Recoba
5.87
5.87
Zanetti
7.11
7.11
Zanetti
8.85
8.85
Cordoba
7.67
7.67
Dalmat
7.2
7.2
Materazzi
7.33
7.33
Vivas
5.83
5.83
Emre
8.61
8.61
Toldo
7.94
7.94
Kallon
8.23
8.23
Pasquale
6.99
6.99
Cannavaro
7.84
7.84
Crespo
6.49
6.49
Average rating 7.28
2 shots on target 3
7 shots off target 7
26 fouls committed 22
4 corners 2
5 offsides 4
24:40 ball possession 31:20
Disciplinary situation, former players

MODENA
Disqualified: Cevoli, Marasco
Cautioned: Mauri, Ungari
Former players: Ballotta (11 appearances, 0 goals in official matches in 2000/01)

INTER
Disqualified: no one
Cautioned: Conceiçao, Morfeo
Former players: Adani (48 appearances, 1 goal in official matches from 1991/92 to 1993/94)

Cuper v Modena, Cuper v De Biasi, De Biasi v Inter

Hector Cuper has faced Modena in official matches on one occasion. The Argentinian coach led the Nerazzurri to victory over the Emilians in Week 16 of the current season.

In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Inter-Modena 2-0 ----

Last Inter top scorer and best attack 14 years ago

After 14 years, Inter are close to winning two platonic titles, those of Serie A top scorer and best attack. The last Nerazzurri player to win the title of top scorer was Aldo Serena in 1988/89. The striker was part of Trapattoni's record-breaking side that scored 67 goals (6 more than second-placed AC Milan) in the same season.

Lean goal machine

Despite having the best attack of the current Serie A season with 60 goals scored, the Nerazzurri goal machine has been out of sorts over the past two months. Inter have scored just 8 times in their last 7 matches, 3 of those goals coming in the draw at home to Roma.

Objective runners-up spot

Inter's objective in the final 180 minutes of the domestic campaign is to keep second position in order to avoid playing the Champions League preliminaries next season. If they succeed in doing so, it will be the 14th time the Nerazzurri have finished a Serie A season as runners-up. The last time was in 1997/98.

One point needed for Modena

A draw at home to Inter this weekend will guarantee Modena top flight football next season. The Emilians currently lie in 12th position, level on points with Empoli and 5 ahead of Reggina and Atalanta.

Newly promoted Modena looking to stay in Serie A for 5th time

Modena have managed to keep Serie A status after gaining promotion in 1928/29, 1937/38, 1945/46 and 1961/62. They failed to do so in 1941/42 when the results of the penultimate round saw Modena relegated to the Serie B.

wins(8) draws(6) defeats(7)

starting lineups

Ballotta 1 Toldo
Mayer 2 Cordoba
Pavan 23 Materazzi
Moretti 13 Cannavaro
Ponzo 26 Pasquale
Scoponi 5 Emre
Milanetto 6 Zanetti
Balestri 18 Dalmat
Colucci 4 Zanetti
Kamara 3 Kallon
Vignaroli 9 Crespo

substitutes

Zancopè 12 Fontana
Campedelli 24 Gamarra
Albino 31 Vivas
Ungari 10 Morfeo
Mauri 14 Di Biagio
Sculli 22 Okan
Ferrari 20 Recoba