Final score

24 May 2003 15:00

Inter
11' (2nd half) Crespo
10' Crespo
Perugia
44' (2nd half) Di Loreto
6' (2nd half) Obodo
referee Alfredo Trentalange / linesmen Milardi, Lulli / 4th man Calcagno
Minutes Text commentary
45' Dalmat takes on an opponent on the right wing then plays the ball into the middle. Kallon fails to connect.
45' Two minutes added on.
43' Crespo plays the ball through to Kallon, who is anticipated by Milanese's header.
40' Dalmat makes a diagonal run on goal from the right wing and unleashes a shot, way over the bar.
38' Piacenza 3 AC Milan 1
37' Grosso is yellow-carded for a foul on J.Zanetti.
35' Fusani fires way over after side stepping two Nerazzurri defenders on the edge of the box.
33' Crespo plays the ball through to Kallon, Kalac comes-up with a huge save.
31' Piacenza 2 - AC Milan 1
30' Inter win a free kick just over 20 yards out. Emre's effort is cleared by Grosso.
27' Obodo on the ground, muscle problems.
26' Excellent work by J.Zanetti on the right wing.Through ball for Crespo, Perugia defender Di Loreto anticipates and clears.
24' Another cross by Pasquale, but Perugia defence clears.
22' C.Zanetti prevents danger in Inter's half.
19' Berrettoni's left-wing cross dips at the far post, but Toldo has everything under control.
15' Kallon attempts a run down the middle, loses control on the edge of the Perugia's box.
14' Emre crosses from the left, but Perugia keeper saves Crespo shot
13' Toldo denies Grosso, who is unmarked on the far side of the area.
11' Dalmat on the edge of the box, Kalac anticipates everyone
10' GOOOOAAALLLL!!!! Crespo receives a short pass from C. Zanetti then runs into the box and slots past Kalac.
8' Hard tackle by Obodo on Emre, play continues
7' Piacenza 1 AC Milan 0
6' Once again Miccoli fries just outside of the box, over the bar
5' One-two between Emre and Pasquale but Perugia defender anticipates and clears
4' Miccoli attempts 20-yard shot way wide.
3' Perugia on the attack, Ze MAria crosses in for Blasi, Cannavaro clears
1' Welcome to live commentary of Inter v Perugia. Inter kick off.
Minutes Text commentary
47' Final score Inter 2 Perugia 2
45' 3 minutes added on.
45' Kallon fires, but Tardioli collects.
44' Goal.Di Loreto rises above the Inter defence and to head a cross past Toldo.
43' Toldo comes off his line to deny Crocetti.
40' Materazzi is back on the pItch.
39' Materazzi is still on the touchline.
39' Fusani tries another 25-yard shot, way wide.
38' Piacenza 4 AC Milan 1
37' Fusani shot is high and wide.
35' Toldo with a spectacular save on Sogliano shot inside Inter's box.
34' Perugia substitution - Loumpoutis on, Obodo off.
32' Materazzi on the ground after receiving a blow to his knee.
31' Toldo tips Sogliano's shot, on the rebound Ze Maria fires way over the bar into the crowd.
30' Free-kick taken by Emre, Tardioli collects.
28' Another cross by Grosso into the Inter box, but the cross is long for everyone.
27' Crocetti is called off-side in the Inter box.
25' Inter substitution - Conceicao comes on for Dalmat.
24' Perugia substitution - Crocetti on, Miccoli off.
23' Milanese hits the post with a spectacular header, Inter defence collects and clears.
21' Kallon is anticipated after a thirty-yard run in Perugia's box. Kallon claims a penalty, play continues.
19' Kallon inexplicably shoots over the bar from outside the Perugia penalty area, after collecting a short Tardioli clearance.
18' Toldo gets down to save Grosso's angled low shot aimed at the near post.
16' Kallon makes a diagonal run on goal from the right wing and unleashes a shot which is defleacted straight to Crespo who fails to connect.
13' Ze Maria tries a left-foot shot, way over the bar.
12' Inter substitution - Gamarra comes on for Cannavaro, who is applauded by the crowd.
11' GOAAAAALLL!Crespo heads Javier Zanetti's cross straight into the net.
10' Crespo fires way over after sidestepping a Pergugian defender on the edge of the box.
8' Sogliano is yellow-carded for a foul on Emre.
7' Grosso's left-wing cross dips at the far post, but Dalmat clears
6' Perugia are back in the game. Obodo shoots from the edge of the Inter box beats Toldo.
5' Perugia kick-off.
4' The teams are on the pitch for the second half. Inter substitution - Di Biagio comes on for C. Zanetti.
4' Perugia substitution - Kalac off, Tardioli on.
3' At the end of the half, Inter 1 Perugia 0.
2' Pasquale fires, Kalac saves, Kallon on the rebound and once again Kallac denies Kallon.
1' Obodo in the Inter box, but Cordoba clears for a Perugia corner.
Di Biagio
5.59
5.59
Zanetti
6.68
6.68
Zanetti
8.48
8.48
Cordoba
7.14
7.14
Dalmat
6.49
6.49
Materazzi
6.74
6.74
Emre
8.28
8.28
Conceiçao
5.99
5.99
Toldo
7.39
7.39
Kallon
6.55
6.55
Pasquale
6.44
6.44
Gamarra
5.32
5.32
Cannavaro
7.33
7.33
Crespo
7.94
7.94
Average rating 6.88
7 shots on target 8
5 shots off target 4
14 fouls committed 23
1 corners 5
1 offsides 5
29:24 ball possession 30:51
Previous meetings: Cosmi v Inter

Serse Cosmi has recorded 1 victory and 4 defeats in his 5 matches against Inter sides. The Nerazzurri have scored at least 1 goal in each match.

In detail:

2000/01 Serie A Perugia-Inter 2-3 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Perugia-Inter 0-2 1-4
2002/03 Serie A Perugia-Inter 4-1 ----

Previous meetings: Cuper v Perugia/Cosmi

Hector Cuper has won 2 and lost 1 of his 3 matches against the Umbrians.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Perugia 4-1 2-0
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Perugia ---- 1-4

100th Serie A appearance for Cordoba

If fielded against Perugia, Ivan Ramiro Cordoba will celebrate his 100th appearance in the Italian top flight. The Colombian defender made his Serie A debut in Inter's 5-0 thumping of the Griffins on 6 January 2000.

Objective runners-up spot

Inter's objective in the final 90 minutes of the domestic campaign is to keep second position 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.

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 (Vieri with 24 goals) and best attack (62 goals in 33 matches). The last Nerazzurri player to win the title of top scorer was Aldo Serena, part of Trapattoni's record-breaking side that scored 67 goals (6 more than second-placed AC Milan) in 1988/89. The other five Inter players to have won the title are Meazza (1929/30, 1935/36 and 1937/38), Nyers (1948/49), Angelillo (1958/59), Mazzola (1964/65) and Boninsegna (1970/71 and 1971/72). Bobogol has scored 24 times in 23 championship matches this season for an average of 1.04 goals per game.

No away victory for Perugia since December

The Umbrians haven't won away from home since their 2-0 victory at Atalanta on 1 December 2002. Since then, Serse Cosmi's side have managed 5 draws and 4 defeats, and have scored 8 goals in their last 7 away matches.

wins(9) draws(4) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Kalac
Cordoba 2 Ferreira
Kallon 3 Milanese
Zanetti 4 Sogliano
Emre 5 Blasi
Zanetti 6 Miccoli
Crespo 9 Grosso
Cannavaro 13 Berrettoni
Dalmat 18 Obodo
Materazzi 23 Fusani
Pasquale 26 Di Loreto

substitutes

Fontana 12 Tardioli
Conceiçao 7 Galeri
Guglielminpietro 11 Sulcis
Di Biagio 14 Loumpoutis
Okan 22 Pagliuca
Gamarra 24 Rezaey
Vivas 31 Crocetti