Final score

14 March 2004 15:00

Inter
ChievoVerona
referee Massimo De Santis / linesmen Mitro, Lion / 4th man Saccani
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Minutes Text commentary
45' Baronio heads back to Marchegiani after beating Bobo to Cannavaro's long-range pass.
45' De Santis blows for half time. Inter 0-0 Chievo.
44' Kily's floated free kick is headed out of the Chievo area by Barzagli.
43' Karagounis picks up the ball midway inside the Chievo half then is tripped by Baronio as he makes a crossfield run. The chievo midfielder is booked.
42' Toldo pulls off a terrific save from Baronio's long-range shot. Corner to the visitors.
40' Lamouchi lets Karagounis' cross-field pass filter through to Javier Zanetti, who on the right wing plays forward to Stankovic. Chievo win a goal kick.
38' Baronio curls his free kick over the left-hand upright.
38' Javieri Zanetti's deep right-wing cross goes out of play at the far side. Throw-in to Chievo.
37' Free kick to Chievo eight yards outside our box after Javier Zanetti fouls Pellissier.
36' Vieri's header from the corner goes just over the bar.
35' At the far post Vieri's header from Karagounis' cross comes off Semioli. Corner.
34' Adriano plays a back-heeled pass to Vieri then is offside as he races onto the return pass.
33' Corner to Chievo Lanna's cross comes off Javier Zanetti.
32' On the left wing Adriano is tackled by Moro then fouls Semioli as he tries to win the ball back.
30' SUPERB shot by Karagounis. The Greek international's curled free kick rattles the Chievo crossbar.
29' Marchegiani comes off his line to deny Vieri a chance from Kily's pass forward.
29' Karagounis is fouled by Cossato. Free kick to Inter 25 metres out.
28' Stankovic stabs wide of the left-hand post after receiving inside the box from Adriano.
26' Stankovic receives a cut-back from Vieri then blasts wide of the right-hand post.
26' Kily makes a timely intervention in defence to deny Semioli.
25' Moro cuts out Lamouchi's high ball to Karagounis.
24' De Santis spots a shove on Cannavaro by Moro. Free kick to us.
23' Cossato's header comes off Cannavaro's shoulder and Chievo win another right-wing corner.
22' Javier Zanetti takes on three on the right wing then loses possession.
21' Chievo win a right-wing-corner. Baronio plays short to Santana, who crosses over to the far side, where Cannavaro heads out of defence.
20' Lamouchi gives the ball away to Pellissier then gets back to make a brilliant tackle on the Chievo midfielder.
19' Adriano remains on the ground following a challenge by D'Anna. The free kick goes Chievo's way for a handball by the Brazilian.
19' Lanna cuts out a through ball for Bobo.
18' Lanna's left-wing free kick goes over the defence and out of play at the far post. Goal kick.
17' Moro brings down Adriano on the left edge of the Chievo box. Free kick.
17' Stankovic's effort whizzes wide of the far post.
15' Adriano's through ball for Vieri is intercepted by Moro and Inter win a left-wing corner. Perrotta clears from Kily's corner kick.
14' Karagounis makes a ten-yard run then lays the ball off to Stankovic, who plays a high ball forward for Vieri. The Inter's striker's header is chested back to Marchegiani by Moro.
13' The Nerazzurri string together ten passes then Kily gives away a throw-in after being pressed hard on the left channel by Santana.
11' Chievo come forward on the break after a misunderstanding between Kily and Adriano. Pellissier ends the move with a diagonal shot straight at Toldo from close range.
10' From the left edge of our box Lanna shoots high and wide.
9' Stankovic looks to pick out Adriano with a chipped ball to the edge of the opposing penalty box. Moro cleans up at the back and plays clear.
8' Lamouchi plays a superb ball to Adriano, who advances several yards then has his long-range shot blocked.
7' The Brazilian sends a ferocious effort over the bar.
6' Baronio brings down Adriano ten yards outside the Chievo penalty area. Free kick.
5' Adani blocks Pellissier's shot from just outside our box.
5' Great move by the Nerazzurri. Karagounis plays first time to Javier Zanetti, who feeds the ball through to Vieri. With just Marchegiani to beat, Bobgol sends his shot inches wide.
3' Applauses for Vieri, who gets on the end of Adani's long ball forward then finds space on the right edge of the box before sending a fierce shot wide of the far post.
2' At the other end Inter win a free kick 20 yards out after Karagounis is brought down.
2' The Greek international curls his free kick over at the far post.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter v Chievo. The teams come on to the pitch wearing T-shirts to support the fight against Neuroblastoma. After a minute's silence to remember the Madrid terrorist attack victims, Chievo kick off.
1' Free kick to Chievo midway inside our half after Lamouchi fouls Cossato.
1' Baronio drills his long-range free kick way over.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Full time. Inter 0-0 Chievo.
46' On the left-wing touchline Adani makes a great sliding tackle on Morrone.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
42' Baronio tackles Recoba on the left to end a Nerazzurri counter-attack.
42' Brechet crosses from the left. At the far post Malago' plays back to Marchegiani.
41' Recoba sets up Martins, who from a position to the left of the Chievo goal sends a low shot not far wide of the far post.
40' Recoba's right-wing corner is flicked over the bar by Stankovic.
39' Toldo catches Malago's left-wing cross.
38' Inter substitution: Recoba comes on for Kily.
37' Spotting Marchegiani off his line, Lamouchi tries to lob the Chievo keeper but his effort goes wide of the right-hand post.
35' Lamouchi's shot from the distance is well-saved by Marchegiani.
34' Oba is adjudged to have fouled D'Anna as both players jump to meet a forward pass.
34' Del Neri makes his third substitution: Semioli is replaced by Morrone.
33' Baronio whacks clear Martins' low left-wing cross.
31' Ooooohhh! Bobo volleys on target from Lamouchi's high ball over the Chievo defence. Marchegiani pulls off another great save.
29' Martins bursts through on goal and shoots, but a Chievo defender gets back in time to play clear.
27' Good chance for Inter. Karagounis picks up the ball from Javier Zanetti on the right. The Greek midfielder plays to Martins, who turns one man then leaves the shot to Vieri. Bobo's effort is blocked.
25' Zac brings on Oba Martins for Adriano.
24' Kily's long-range shot from Stankovic's short pass is well off-target.
22' Chievo make their second switch: Santana off, Malago' on.
21' Kily keeps the ball in play on the left then wins a corner kick.
20' Semioli fouls Brechet on the left wing. Free kick to the Nerazzurri.
18' Chievo substitution: Sculli comes on for Pellissier.
17' Perrotta's long-range pass is easily dealt with by Toldo.
17' Lanna is booked for a foul on Karagounis.
16' From close range at the far post Adriano outjumps the Chievo defence and heads Kily's left-wing corner over the bar.
15' Semioli's weak, angled shot is saved by Toldo.
15' Vieri's belter from 25 yards is superbly saved by Marchegiani.
14' Kily is fouled by Semioli. Free kick. Marchegiani catches Karagounis' ball into the six-yard box.
13' Inter substitution: Cannavaro is replaced by Brechet.
12' Chievo on the break. Cossato's pass to Pellissier is wayward and Inter win a goal kick.
11' Stankovic's first-time shot from Zanetti's pass is well-saved by Marchegiani.
10' Toldo catches with Semioli's cross from the right.
8' Good defending by Gamarra, who keeps Cossato at bay to let a forward pass roll through to Toldo.
7' Pellissier fouls Adani as he attempts to control a forward pass. Moments later Chievo win a free kick after Pellissier is fouled by Adani.
7' Baronio's effort from 25 yards is well off-target.
5' Adani's header from Karagounis' right-wing corner is off-target.
4' Superb play by Vieri and Adriano. Bobo barges past two then plays to the Brazilian, then after receiving a sweet return pass is sent flying just outside the box.
4' Adriano's ferocious shot comes off Cossato, corner to us.
3' Baronio shoves Bobo in midfield. Free kick to us.
2' Inter on the counter-attack. Karagounis makes a darting run then plays to Adriano, whose cross for Vieri is too long.
1' Inter get the second half underway.
1' Stankovic fouls Cossato in midfield. Free kick to the visitors.
Recoba
5.4
5.4
Vieri
6.68
6.68
Zanetti
6.32
6.32
Toldo
7.27
7.27
Adriano
5.49
5.49
Gamarra
5.66
5.66
Adani
5.38
5.38
Cannavaro
6.06
6.06
Martins
6.91
6.91
Lamouchi
4.61
4.61
Karagounis
7.41
7.41
Kily Gonzalez
6.34
6.34
Brechet
5.51
5.51
Stankovic
6.22
6.22
Average rating 6.09
5 shots on target 2
17 shots off target 5
21 fouls committed 24
9 corners 6
2 offsides 4
28:26 ball possession 21:24
Zaccheroni v Del Neri

Sunday's Week 25 encounter is the fourth between Zaccheroni and Del Neri. The current Inter and Chievo coaches have won 1 game each with the other a draw.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Lazio-ChievoVerona 1-1 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona ---- 2-0

Zaccheroni v ChievoVerona

Alberto Zaccheroni has faced Chievo on 8 occasions, garnering 1 victory, 5 draws and 2 defeats.

In detail:

1990/91 Serie C-1 Venezia-ChievoVerona 0-0 1- 1
1993/94 Serie C-1 Bologna-ChievoVerona 2-2 ----
1994/95 Serie B Cosenza-ChievoVerona 0-0 0-1
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-ChievoVerona 1-1 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona ---- 2-0

Del Neri v Inter

Luigi Del Neri faces Inter for the sixth time, with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats from the other five matches, in which the Nerazzurri have scored eight goals.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 2-2 2-1
2002/03 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 2-1 1-2
2003/04 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 0-2 ---

Negative run equalled

With a draw and four defeats, Inter haven't won in the Italian championship for five rounds and equal the negative sequence of results in the first half of the season, when from Weeks 3 to 7 the Nerazzurri drew four matches and lost one. Inter have lost their last four matches (against Udinese, AC Milan, Brescia and Roma), and if they lose against Chievo Zac's side will equal the Nerazzurri's record series of consecutive Serie A defeats, set in 1947/48, 1955/56 and 1956/57.

No Inter win in 10 matches

The Nerazzurri haven't won a match since the 4-0 victory over Siena on 1 February. Since then, Inter have recorded 6 draws and 4 defeats from the various Serie A, Coppa Italia and Uefa Cup matches played.

When Vieri plays against Chievo, he scores

In his four matches against the Verona-based side, Inter striker Bobo Vieri has netted 5 goals: 1 in 2001/02, 3 last season (2 at the Meazza and 1 in Verona) and 1 away to Chievo in 2003/04. Vieri didn't play in the 2-2 draw at the Bentegodi in 2001/02.

No Chievo goal for 270'

ChievoVerona haven't scored in the Serie A for 270 minutes. Their last goal was scored by Cossato in the 90th minute of Perugia 0-2 ChievoVerona on 14 February. Since then, Del Neri's side have played against Lazio, Sampdoria and Empoli without hitting the target.

Chievo equal record of away wins

Chievo's victory over Perugia on 14 February was their fifth away win of the season. Del Neri's side have equalled their record of Serie A away victories in one campaign, set in 2001/02.

Only one Chievo goal from subs

Like Reggina and Brescia, only one of ChievoVerona's 2003/04 goals has been scored by a substitute: Sculli against Brescia in Week 18.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(10) draws(4) defeats(1)
MILAN - The woodwork and Luca Marchegiani denied Inter three points at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday afternoon as the Nerazzurri drew 0-0 for the second match in a row.

On from the first minute for the second time, Greek midfielder Giorgios Karagounis could have put Inter in front on the half hour when his superbly struck free kick from 20 yards came back off the Chievo crossbar.

Inter's other meaningful chances fell to strikers Adriano and Vieri after the restart. On 61 minutes the Brazilian outjumped the Chievo defence to head Kily's left-wing corner over the bar at the far post, then Vieri's diagonal volley from Lamouchi's through ball on 76 minutes was expertly saved by Chievo custodian Marchegiani, who also parried a long-range effort from the French midfielder.

The Nerazzurri's next match is away to Ancona next Sunday.

Match facts:

INTER 0-0 CHIEVO

INTER: 1 Toldo, 4 J. Zanetti, 8 Lamouchi, 10 Adriano (30 Martins 70'), 11 Stankovic, 15 Adani, 17 Cannavaro (31 Brechet 58'), 18 Kily Gonzalez (20 Recoba 83'), 19 Karagounis, 24 Gamarra, 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 7 Van der Meyde, 22 Okan, 26 Pasquale
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

CHIEVO: 1 Marchegiani, 7 Semioli (4 Morrone 79'), 8 Baronio, 10 D'Anna, 20 Perrotta, 23 Lanna, 24 Cossato, 27 Moro, 31 Pellissier (3 Sculli 63'), 43 Barzagli, 81 Santana (33 Malagò 67')
Subs not used: 76 Frezzolini, 11 Amauri, 14 Sala, 80 Bonomi
Coach Luigi Del Neri

Referee: Massimo De Santis

Booked: Baronio 43', Lanna 62'

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Marchegiani
Zanetti 4 Semioli
Lamouchi 8 Baronio
Adriano 10 D'Anna
Stankovic 11 Perrotta
Adani 15 Lanna
Cannavaro 17 Cossato
Kily Gonzalez 18 Moro
Karagounis 19 Pellissier
Gamarra 24 Barzagli
Vieri 32 Santana

substitutes

Fontana 12 Frezzolini
Van Der Meyde 7 Sculli
Recoba 20 Morrone
Okan 22 Amauri
Pasquale 26 Sala
Martins 30 Malagò
Brechet 31 Bonomi