Final score

21 November 2004 21:00

Inter
42' (2nd half) Cruz
34' (2nd half) Recoba
44' Vieri
Bologna
22' Bellucci
referee Stefano Cassarà / linesmen Strocchia, Cuttica / 4th man Mazzoleni
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MinutesText commentary
46'Half time. Inter 1 Bologna 1.
45'1 minute of added time to play.
44'GOOOAAAALL!!!! From the middle of the Bologna box Christian Vieri heads home Sinisa Mihajlovic's corner.
43'Ze Maria's long-range shot is over Ferron's crossbar.
38'The Rossoblu win a free kick on the left wing. Loviso's effort is nothing to write home about.
37'Bologna substitution: Binotto comes on for the injured Tare.
36'Karagounis puts Cruz through on goal but the Argentine is flagged offside.
34'Julio Cruz fails to latch on to Christian Vieri's ball into the Bologna box.
33'Bellucci tackles Karagounis in the Bologna box to deny the Greek a chance to equalise.
30'Inter keeper Fontana has no problems saving Colucci's shot from the distance.
28'Ferron comes off his line to collect Cristiano Zanetti's cross-shot from the right.
26'Vieri is offside as he races on to Cristiano Zanetti's through ball.
25'Bologna keeper Ferron clears Mihajlovic's right-wing free kick with his fists.
22'Bellucci controls a long ball forward, enters the area from the right side then shoots past Fontana. 1-0 to the Rossoblu.
19'Inter back on the attack. Vieri's volley from van der Meyde's cross is blocked by Petruzzi.
17'At the other end Bologna win a corner, then Inter win a free kick after referee Cassarà spots a Tare foul on Mihajlovic in the area.
16'The Nerazzurri stay in attack and van der Meyde's right-wing cross is headed on target by Burdisso. Ferron saves.
15'Inter win a corner after Coco and Karagounis combine on the left wing. Ferron punches clear.
12'A crisp shot from Andy van der Meyde forces Ferron into a good save.
11'Christian Vieri's headed goal from Cruz' assist is ruled out for offside.
9'A chance for the visitors. Meghni's shot from the distance goes wide of the right post.
8'Andy van der Meyde gets up well at the far post to meet Mihajlovic's corner but misses the target.
7'Giorgos Karagounis' long-range shot comes off the post.
6'Igli Tare races on goal, but Mihajlovic wins the ball back and sets up a Nerazzurri move.
4'Ze Maria crosses from the right wing. Rossoblu keeper Ferron catches.
2'Nerazzurri on the attack. Van der Meyde crosses from the right, Cruz plays a one-two with Vieri then the ball falls to Karagounis, whose right-foot shot is deflected. Corner.
1'Inter kick off tonight's domestic cup match.
MinutesText commentary
48'Bologna win a free kick just outside our area. Fontana pulls off a great save from Loviso.
48'Full time. Inter beat Bologna 3-1.
45'3 minutes of overtime.
44'Dino Marino replaces Christian Vieri to make his Inter debut.
42'3-1!!!!!! Julio Cruz heads home Karagounis' cross at the far post to give Inter a two-goal lead.
38'Loviso's pass is wayward and the Nerazzurri regain possession.
34'GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Recoba nudges home Burdisso's header from Ze Maria's corner. 2-1!
33'Ferron saves a Vieri shot with his feet.
32'Coco enters the area from the left and crosses into middle. The Rossoblu defence anticipates Cruz and Vieri.
29'Bologna replace Meghni and Bellucci with Paonessa and Cortesi.
27'Inter bring on Alvaro Recoba for Andy van der Meyde.
26'Ferron blocks a Sinisa Mihajlovic free kick.
22'Bobo Vieri's header from Ze Maria's right-wing cross is over the crossbar.
19'Cristiano Zanetti's shot from the distance goes high over the bar.
17'Edgar Davids receives from van der Meyde then shoots wide.
16'Cristiano Zanetti is booked for a foul on Colucci.
14'Inter hit Bologna on the break. A sweeping first-time passing move ends with Karagounis anticpated by Ferron in the Rossoblu box.
12'Bologna win a free kick just outside our area after Burdisso brings down Meghni. Bellucci's effort comes off the Nerazzurri wall.
10'Good move by the Nerazzurri. Cruz' header from van der Meyde's right-wing cross is just over Ferron's crossbar.
8'Alberto Fontana jumps to catch a Bologna left-wing corner.
7'Giorgos Karagounis's right-foot shot is a few metres wide of the post.
5'Edgar Davids' long-range shot comes off Vieri and Bologna win a goal kick.
2'Cruz controls on the edge of the Bologna box then serves Vieri, whose diagonal shot is well-saved by Ferron.
1'The Rossoblu get the second period underway.
Recoba
7.43
7.43
Vieri
7.68
7.68
Zanetti
6.82
6.82
Fontana
7.07
7.07
Coco
7.07
7.07
Van Der Meyde
7.54
7.54
Karagounis
7.8
7.8
Cruz
6.58
6.58
Burdisso
6.63
6.63
Davids
7.08
7.08
Mihajlovic
6.34
6.34
Ze Maria
6.23
6.23
Marino
7.09
7.09
Average rating7.03
8shots on target2
12shots off target4
0fouls committed0
0corners0
3offsides3
30:25ball possession25:14
Mancini v Mazzone

The current Inter and Bologna coaches meet in an official match for the seventh time. Mancini has the edge with 3 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat against Mazzone, and has never lost at home to the veteran coach, with 3 wins and a draw.

In detail::

2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Brescia 1-0 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Brescia 3-1 0-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Bologna 2-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Bologna 2-2 ----

Mancini v Bologna

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in his 7 competitive matches against Bologna. He has never lost at home to the Rossoblu, with 3 wins and a draw to his credit. Mancini's teams have scored at least once in each of these 7 games (total 11 goals scored).

In detail:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Bologna 1-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Bologna ---- 2-3
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Bologna 1-1 2-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Bologna 2-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Bologna 2-2 ----

Mazzone v Inter

Long-serving coach Carletto Mazzone has faced Inter in 54 competitive matches. He has registered 11 wins, 21 draws and 22 defeats.

In detail:
1974/75 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 0-0 1-0
1974/75 C. Italia Ascoli-Inter ---- 1-3
1975/76 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 0-1
1976/77 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 3-0 1-1
1976/77 C. Italia Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 ----
1977/78 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-2 ----
1978/79 Serie A Catanzaro-Inter 1-1 0-0
1979/80 Serie A Catanzaro-Inter 0-0 1-3
1980/81 Serie A Ascoli-Inter ---- 2-1
1981/82 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 2-2 0-0
1982/83 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 0-0 0-2
1983/84 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 1-0 0-0
1988/89 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-3 0-2
1989/90 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-0 1-2
1991/92 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-0 1-3
1993/94 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-1 2-2
1994/95 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-0 0-2
1996/97 C. Italia Cagliari-Inter 2-2 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-2 2-2
1997/98 Serie A Napoli-Inter 0-2 ----
1998/99 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-0 1-3
1998/99 Uefa play-off Bologna-Inter 2-1 2-1
1999/00 Serie A Perugia-Inter 1-2 0-5
2000/01 Serie A Brescia-Inter 1-0 0-0
2001/02 Serie A Brescia-Inter 1-3 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Brescia-Inter 0-1 0-4
2003/04 Serie A Bologna-Inter 0-2 2-4
2004/05 Serie A Bologna-Inter ---- 2-2

Inter stretch unbeaten run

The Nerazzurri haven't lost a competitive fixture since last 2 May when they were beaten 2-1 by Lecce at the Via del Mare Stadium. Since then, Inter have played 20 matches in the Serie A and Champions League, winning 8 and drawing 12.

Inter's unbeaten runs in cup

Inter haven't lost in 6 Coppa Italia games, with 2 victories and 4 draws. The last time the Nerazzurri went so many domestic cup matches without defeat was seven years ago, when they won 6 and drew 4 between August 1996 and October 1997.

Serbia&Montenegro pair to score against Ferron?

Bologna shot-stopper Fabrizio Ferron will make his Rossoblu debut in Sunday's domestic cup match at the Meazza. And Sinisa Mihajlovic and Dejan Stankovic know that according to the statistics they could be in with a chance of scoring, as both Serbia&Montenegro players have put 3 past the Bologna keeper. Mihajlovic (57 goals in Italy), has also scored three times against F.Mancini, Marchegiani and S.Rossi, while the other keepers Stankovic (44 goals in Italy) has scored most against are Castellazzi and Strakoska.

Locatelli set for 100th Bologna appearance

If he plays in the Tim Cup last sixteen first leg at the Meazza, Tomas Locatelli will celebrate a century of appearances for the Rossoblu. Locatelli, who made his Bologna debut in the 2-2 Italian Cup draw away to Venezia on 26 August 2000, has played 89 matches in the Serie A, 6 in the Italian Cup and 4 in the Intertoto competition. He has scored 18 goals in 99 matches for the club.

No Bologna clean sheet for 23 matches

Bologna have let in at least one goal in each of their last 23 official matches (total 38 goals conceded). The last time the Emilia-Romagna side kept a clean sheet was last 21 March when they won 3-0 at home to Brescia.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(7)draws(1)defeats(1)
MILAN - Goals from Christian Vieri, Alvaro Recoba and Julio Cruz gave Inter a 3-1 win over Bologna in Sunday evening's Tim Cup last sixteen first-leg match at the Giuseppe Meazza.

After Giorgos Karagounis rattled the woodwork and Vieri had an effort ruled out for offside in the opening minutes, Bellucci fired Bologna ahead from their first attempt on goal, beating Fontana with a crisp diagonal shot after controlling a long ball forward. Christian Vieri got the all-important equaliser before half time, outjumping Binotto to head home Mihajlovic's left-wing corner kick.

It was one-way traffic in the second half as the Nerazzurri imposed their tactical superiority in midfield. The entrance of Alvaro Recoba midway through the half caused further headaches for the visitors and it was El Chino who put Inter ahead with just under ten minutes to play. Ze Maria's right-wing corner was headed down by Nicolas Burdisso at the far post then from a yard out the Uruguayan forward nudged the ball over the line. Julio Cruz made the result safe three minutes from time with a far-post header from Giorgos Karagounis' right-wing cross.

Inter take on Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion this Wednesday in Matchday 5 of the Uefa Champions League.

INTER 3-1 BOLOGNA (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Bellucci 22, Vieri 44, Recoba 79, Cruz 87

INTER: 12 Fontana, 3 Burdisso, 6 C. Zanetti, 7 Van der Meyde (20 Recoba 72), 8 Davids, 9 Cruz, 11 Mihajlovic, 13 Zè Maria, 21 Karagounis, 32 Vieri (47 Marino 89), 77 Coco
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi, 24 Gamarra, 26 Pasquale, 47 Marino
Coach: Roberto Mancini

BOLOGNA: 39 Ferron, 3 Gamberini, 4 Amoroso, 5 Petruzzi, 9 Tare (14 Binotto 37), 11 Bellucci (29 Cortesi 74), 13 Loviso, 16 Sussi, 18 Meghni (25 Paonessa 74), 19 Colucci, 30 Nastase
Subs not used: 12 Pansera, 28 Pedrelli, 34 Della Rocca, 36 Tedeschi
Coach: Carlo Mazzone

Referee: Cassarà

Bookings: C.Zanetti 61

starting lineups

Fontana 12Ferron
Burdisso 3Gamberini
Zanetti 6Amoroso
Van Der Meyde 7Petruzzi
Davids 8Tare
Cruz 9Bellucci
Mihajlovic 11Loviso
Ze Maria 13Sussi
Karagounis 21Meghni
Vieri 32Colucci
Coco 77Nastase

substitutes

Carini 15Pansera
Cambiasso 19Binotto
Recoba 20Paonessa
Materazzi 23Pedrelli
Gamarra 24Cortesi
Pasquale 26Della Rocca
Marino 47Tedeschi