Final score

21 December 2003 20:30

Lazio
37' (2nd half) Zauri
42' Corradi
Inter
30' Vieri
referee Matteo Trefoloni / linesmen Consolo, Biasutto / 4th man Tagliavento
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MinutesText commentary
46'It's Lazio 1-1 Inter after the first half.
45'From the right wing Recoba crosses into the Lazio box. The ball goes over the head of Vieri and at the far post Stam lets it go out for a goal kick.
45'1 minute of added time.
44'Muzzi beats Adani to a ball then powers a header over Toldo's bar.
42'Lazio draw level through Bernardo Corradi, who from the edge of the six-yard box slots home from Stankovic's spectacular left-wing cross.
39'Couto fouls Bobo from behind and we win a free kick 10 metres inside the Lazio half. Recoba comes forward with the ball and sees his long-range shot saved by Sereni.
38'Favalli's deep, left-wing cross goes out of play at the far side.
37'Free kick to Lazio just inside our half as Trefoloni blows for an Emre foul on Liverani.
36'From 30 metres Cannavaro plays forward into the Lazio box. With no yellow shirts in sight, Sereni collects.
32'Miracle by Toldo. Our keeper show great reflexes to push Fiore's short-range lob over the bar.
31'Inter on the attack again. Sereni comes off his line to deny Julio Cruz.
30'BOBOGOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vieri strokes home from several yards out after Sereni fails to hold onto Recoba's low, left-wing cross curled into the Lazio box.
29'Fiore's left-wing cross at the by-line takes a deflection off Cordoba then into the arms of Francesco Toldo at the near post.
27'Bobo is surrounded by two opponents as he tries to make aerial contact with Pasquale's high cross in from the left.
25'Cordoba makes a crucial intervention to deny Stankovic a clear route through on goal.
24'Recoba has an excellent chance to put us into the lead. With just Sereni to beat El Chino takes his time to pick his spot then crosses across the face of the goal. The Lazio defence clear.
22'Good chance for Lazio. On the turn, Bernardo Corradi gets on the end of Fiore's assist then fires just wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
20'Recoba crosses into the middle of the Lazio box, but Trefoloni gives the Biancocelesti a free kick as Pasquale fouls Albertini.
18'Corradi and Stankovic go down in two separate incidents in the Inter penalty area (involving Cannavaro and Emre). Fortunately for us no penalties are given.
16'Trefoloni spots Corradi tugging Adani's shirt and awards us a free kick. In any case, Fiore's curled right-wing corner kick went out of play.
16'A half-chance for the Nerazzurri. Sereni saves well from team-mate Couto, who beats Vieri to Pasquale's left-wing cross then heads towards his own goal.
15'Lazio win a corner as Adani blocks Muzzi's 20-yard shot.
14'Stankovic sets up Fiore, whose cross-cum-shot from the left wing goes well wide.
13'At the far post Cannavraro fails to make contact with a Lazio left-wing cross. Neither does Corradi, who is in a scoring position.
12'Corradi wins the ball off Adani then crosses into the middle of the box. Almeyda heads clear as far as Liverani, whose shot is saved by Toldo.
8'Recoba sends a deep left-wing cross into the Lazio box. Sereni jumps and beats Cruz to the ball.
6'Vieri tries a defence-splitting one-two with Emre Belozoglu, but the Turkish midfielder misunderstands his team-mate and Lazio intercept the return pass.
5'Spectacular shot by Vieri, who turns Couto then from 20 yards then volleys not far wide of the far post.
4'From the set piece Albertini fires a hard shot on target. Toldo collects.
3'Lazio win a free kick 35 yards out after Almeyda clashes with Liverani during an aerial duel.
2'Toldo makes a save from Liverani's low, long-range shot.
2'Inter close to a goal. Bobo Vieri beats Negro to Pasquale's left-wing cross then heads on target. The ball bounces before going over the bar.
1'After a slight delay, Lazio kick off against the Nerazzurri, who are wearing their yellow strip for the third consecutive match.
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49'Trefoloni books Favalli for a foul on Emre in midfield.
49'Full time. Lazio 2-1 Inter.
46'Delgado commits a terrible foul on Javier Zanetti and is booked.
45'There will be 4 minutes of added time.
43'Lazio are looking for a third goal, but the Nerazzurri defence holds tight.
40'Zauri is sent to the ground by Kily Gonzalez. The Lazio sub falls in the area, but it's a free kick on the edge of the box. Liverani's curled, left-footed shot comes off the bar.
37'Emre puts Vieri through but the ball comes off the Inter striker's heel.
37'Lazio come forward immediately then Zauri slots home from close range after Delgado crosses from the left.
36'Sereni comes off his line then smahes the ball into the stands to deny Christian Vieri.
36'Lazio bring on Delgado for Albertini.
34'On the turn Vieri fires well over the crossbar after Martins crosses in from the left-wing by-line.
32'At the other end Javier Zanetti fires an angled, right-footed shot over the near post.
31'Incredible miss by Corradi, who fires over from eight yards.
29'Zac makes his third switch: Okan replaces Pasquale. Adani is having his nose mask adjusted, which means we're momentarily down to nine men.
29'Oba Martins lobs Sereni but the Lazio custodian gets back to catch the ball.
28'Fiore bundles Cannavaro off the ball and is promptly booked by Trefoloni.
26'Fiore fires wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
25'Oba Martins comes on for Cruz.
25'Toldo saves off the line from Fiore's backheel.
24'Drama on the pitch as Almeyda chases Corradi then is red-carded for protesting.
23'Matias Almeyda is shown a yellow card for a foul on Corradi.
22'The Portuguese defender is replaced by Luciano Zauri.
21'Referee Trefoloni has to intervene after Couto and Cruz exchange words.
20'Oba Martins is warming up on the touchline.
19'Vieri crosses over to the far post, where no yellow shirts are on hand to fire into an open net.
15'Superb shot by Vieri from the distance. Bobo's fierce left-footed shot goes just over Sereni's crossbar.
13'Corner to us after Cruz's diagonal shot comes off Favalli.
13'Sereni drops the corner at the far post after a challenge by Cannavaro. The Lazio keeper then wins the ball back.
11'Cruz picks up the ball outside the Lazio box then sees his shot take a deflection off an opponent. Sereni collects.
10'Inter win a right-wing corner. Trefoloni awards Lazio a free kick after Cannavaro fouls Stankovic at the far post.
8'From the distance, Emre tries to do what he did away to Lazio last year, but the Biancocelesti defence clears.
7'Adani blocks Oddo's cross into the Inter box then Cruz brings the ball out of defence.
7'Incredible. Cruz is tripped by Stam in the Lazio box, but no penalty is given by Trefoloni.
4'Toldo gets a hand to Liverani's free kick curled to the far post.
3'Lazio win a free kick in a dangerous postiion just outside our penalty area as Cannavaro brings down Fiore.
2'Albertini's right-footed shot from just outside the Inter area whizzes not far wide of the far post.
1'Inter substitution: Kily replaces Recoba at the start of the second half.
1'Lazio substitution: Oddo on, Muzzi off.
1'The Nerazzurri get the second half underway.
Recoba
5.29
5.29
Vieri
6.21
6.21
Zanetti
5.91
5.91
Cordoba
5.72
5.72
Emre
6.34
6.34
Okan
5.73
5.73
Toldo
6.63
6.63
Pasquale
5.35
5.35
Almeyda
4.47
4.47
Adani
6.53
6.53
Cannavaro
5.59
5.59
Martins
6.3
6.3
Kily Gonzalez
5.46
5.46
Cruz
6.56
6.56
Average rating5.86
7shots on target2
5shots off target5
18fouls committed25
2corners2
2offsides1
25:06ball possession23:27
Head-to-head

In Rome

In Milan

Total

matches pld

67

65

132

Lazio victories

24

8

32

draws

26

23

49

Inter victories

17

34

51

Lazio goals

95

56

151

Inter goals

82

126

208

Disciplinary situation

Lazio
Suspended: Stankovic
Cautioned: Liverani, Mihajlovic, Negro
Former players: Conceiçao (65 apps, 2 goals in competitive matches from July 2001 to August 2003)
Corradi (1 app, 0 goals in competitive matches in August 2002)
Dabo (18 apps, 0 goals in competitive matches from July 1998 to January 1999, and from July to December 1999)
Peruzzi (37 apps in competitive matches in 1999/00)

Inter
Suspended: No one
Cautioned: No one
Former players: Adani (1 app, 0 goals in official matches from July to November 1994)
Almeyda (93 apps, 2 goals in competitive matches from 1997/98 to 1999/00) Vieri (28 apps, 14 goals in competitive matches from September 1998 to June 1999)
Coach Zaccheroni (18 victories, 8 draws and 13 defeats in 39 matches from September 2001 to June 2002)

Vieri: a goal every two games in 2003

Ahead of their last official game in 2003, Inter have played 48 matches (32 in the Serie A, 2 in the Coppa Italia and 14 in the Champions League), with 22 victories, 16 draws, 10 defeats, 74 goals scored and 50 let in.
The most-present player is J.Zanetti with 47 appearances and 4160 minutes. Emre is the most substituted Nerazzurri player (13 times), followed by Recoba (12). Martins has come on the most during matches (11 times), while C.Zanetti received more yellow cards (11) than any other Nerazzurri player. Cordoba, Di Biagio, Emre, Luciano, Okan, Recoba, Vieri, C.Zanetti were all red- carded once. Vieri is Inter's top scorer in 2003 with 24 goals.

Inter unbeaten away since March

Inter haven't lost a Serie A away match since 23 March, when Udinese won 2-1 at Friuli Stadium. Since then the Nerazzurri have played 9 championship matches away from match, with 6 victories and 3 draws.

Vieri two away from Nerazzurri century

Two weeks ago at the Meazza Christian Vieri scored twice against Perugia to bring his total for the Nerazzurri to 98 goals. The centre- forward has scored 84 in the Serie A, 5 in the Coppa Italia, 5 in the Champions League and 4 in the Uefa Cup.

Nerazzurri near record

With six consecutive Serie A victories, Inter are close to their record in the one-division championship. In the record-breaking 1988/89 season, the Nerazzurri recorded eight wins on the trot, a feat they have achieved on three occasions.

Serie A century for Zauri

If fielded for Lazio against Inter, Luciano Zauri will celebrate his 100th Serie A appearance. The Abbruzzese midfielder made his Serie A debut for the Bergamo Nerazzurri in Atalanta 0-4 Roma on 15 May 1997.

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ROME - Inter's run of six consecutive championship wins came to an end at the Olimpico on Sunday as Lazio won the Serie A Week 14 evening kick-off 2-1.

Christian Vieri put the Nerazzurri in front on the half hour with a shot from close range after Sereni fumbled Recoba's curled cross in from the left.

The Biancocelesti equalised just before the break when Stankovic played a spectacular left-wing cross to Corradi, who from the edge of the six-yard box found the net with the outside of his right foot.

Almeyda's sending-off in the 69th minute made things difficult for the Nerazzurri and Lazio took advantage. Zauri hit the winner with less than ten minutes remaining, a placed effort at the far post from Delgado's left-wing cross to send Inter to their first Serie A defeat under Zaccheroni.

Inter host Lecce when championship action returns on 6 January.

Match facts:

LAZIO 2-1 INTER (ht: 1-1)

Scorers: Vieri 30', Corradi 42', Zauri 82'

LAZIO: Sereni, Albertini (Delgado 81'), Corradi, Stankovic, Fiore, Muzzi (Oddo 46'), Favalli, Liverani, Negro, Couto (Zauri 67'), Stam
Subs not used: Casazza, Dabo, Mihajlovic, Gottardi
Coach: Mancini

INTER: Toldo, Cordoba, J. Zanetti, Emre, Cruz (Martins 70'), Adani, Cannavaro, Recoba (Kily Gonzalez 46'), Almeyda, Pasquale (Okan 74'), Vieri
Subs not used: Fontana, Lamouchi, Luciano, Gamarra
Coach: Zaccheroni

Referee: Trefoloni

Yellow cards: Almeyda 68', Fiore 73', Delgado 90'+1', Favalli 90'+4'

Red card: Almeyda 69'

starting lineups

Sereni1 Toldo
Albertini2 Cordoba
Corradi4 Zanetti
Stankovic5 Emre
Fiore9 Cruz
Muzzi15 Adani
Favalli17 Cannavaro
Liverani20 Recoba
Negro25 Almeyda
Couto26 Pasquale
Stam32 Vieri

substitutes

Casazza12 Fontana
Zauri8 Lamouchi
Dabo11 Luciano
Mihajlovic18 Kily Gonzalez
Gottardi22 Okan
Oddo24 Gamarra
Delgado30 Martins