Final score

19 December 2004 15:00

Inter
25' Mihajlovic
Brescia
referee Pierluigi Collina / linesmen Stagnoli, Pirondini / 4th man Saccani
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Minutes Text commentary
48' Brescia win a free kick on the left wing. Dallamano takes it quickly and full marks to Francesco Toldo for anticipating Caracciolo.
48' Inter lead Brescia by a goal to nil after the first half.
47' Brescia defender Gilberto Martinez plays a one-two with Schopp then shoots high over the bar.
45' From a tight angle Bobogol turns and fires wide.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Cristiano 'The Hammer' Zanetti makes a typical tackle on Dallamano and sets up a Nerazzurri attack. But Adriano's final pass is wayward and Catellazzi collects.
43' Martinez' right-wing cross from Milanetto's midfield pass goes out of play and it's a Nerazzurri goal kick.
41' Toldo shows good positioning once again, coming to the edge of his area to beat Schopp to a long ball forward.
40' Vieri plays to Adriano, who takes on Zoboli on the left-wing by-line then passes into the six-yard box. Brescia block and clear.
38' Vieri is fouled 30 yards out. Free kick.
38' Recoba's effort hits the Brescia wall.
37' Christian Vieri is flagged offside as he runs on to Stankovic's right-wing cross.
36' Back in the Inter half Sinisa Mihajlovic anticipates Stankevicius to Di Biagio's floated cross.
35' Vieri serves Adriano, who comes wide in search of space. His return pass is wayward and Brescia move out of defence.
34' Dejan receives a chested pass from Vieri, controls with his head then unleashes a right-foot shot which dips as it goes wide.
33' Inter attack down the right. Stankovic takes on Dallamano then crosses. Di Biagio makes the clearance for Brescia.
31' Gigi Di Biagio picks out Markus Schopp with a good ball to the right side of the Nerazzurri box. Schopp's fierce volley is wide.
29' Dejan Stankovic requires medical attention after a being kicked in the leg by Schopp. Emre, Adriano and Stankovic have all picked up knocks against the Serie A's most undisciplined team.
27' Adriano receives treatment on the touchline as Brescia win a goal kick from Mihajlovic's corner.
26' Brescia come straight back and Toldo pulls off an incredible save from a Caracciolo volley.
26' It's end-to-end as Adriano counters for Inter, taking on three before being fouled by Mareco just outside the box.
25' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Sinisa Mihajlovic curls his free kick round the wall and it goes in at the left post.
24' Christian Vieri is fouled by Mareco and it's a free kick to us in a central position 35 yards out.
22' Brescia come forward on the break and Toldo comes off his line to anticipate Caracciolo.
22' Inter bring on Cristiano Zanetti for the injured Emre.
20' Superb play by Emre, who takes on three players with a devastating burst of pace down the left. The Turkish midfielder crosses for Vieri, whose attempt on goal is blocked.
19' From a tight angle Andrea Caracciolo fires well wide of the left post.
18' Emre brings down Guana on the right wing and Brescia win a free kick just inside our half.
17' Cordoba's long ball forward is way too long for Adriano and Castellazzi collects.
15' A good chance for Inter. In a battle of the number 32s Vieri beats Di Biagio and plays short to Adriano. The Brazilian's low shot is parried by Castellazzi, then Zoboli smashes clear.
14' At the other end Stankevicius sends a low, diagonal shot wide of the left post.
13' The Turk picks out Adriano with a weighted pass to the left side of the Brescia area. The Brazilian delights the Meazza with some of his skill but can't find a way past two opponents.
12' Brescia captain Di Biagio is booked for a foul on former teammate Emre in the centre circle.
11' Emre remains on the ground in the centre circle after an aerial duel and wins a free kick.
9' Stankevicius's attacking throw-in from the right channel is headed clear by Sinisa Mihajlovic.
8' Sinisa takes his second corner and Brescia custodian Castellazzi punches to the edge of the box, then Guana plays out of defence.
7' The first corner of the match is black and blue. Dallamano heads Mihajlovic's cross out for another corner.
6' Stankevicius intercepts Cordoba's defensive pass to J.Zanetti and the Inter captain commits a foul. Free kick to Brescia on the left wing. Dallamano gets a head to Milanetto's free kick but Toldo is well positioned and collects.
5' The Brazilian's long-range free kick comes off the Brescia wall, then the ball is crossed into the penalty box, where Vieri heads wide.
4' Adriano is fouled by Mareco as he receives Cambiasso's short pass forward. Free kick to us in a central position over 40 yards out.
3' Francesco Toldo comes to the edge of his box to beat Brescia forward Caracciolo to Di Biagio's long pass upfield.
2' The Nerazzurri gain possession in midfield and Stankovic plays a long ball forward for Vieri. Bobogol heads it on for Adriano but the Brazilian is anticipated.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for our last match of 2004. Pierluigi Collina blows his whistle, and the visitors kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
1' It's all Brescia in the opening minute as the Swallows put together a passing move.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter beat Brescia 1-0.
48' Caracciolo is booked for a foul on Adriano.
47' Oooohhhhh!! Adriano heads over the bar from close range after a pass into the box by Stankovic. But credit to captain Javier Zanetti for a superb run down the right to start off the move.
45' It's all Adriano in the closing stages. The Brazilian bursts down the right then forces Castellazzi into a near-post save with a diagonal shot.
45' 4 minutes of overtime.
44' Free kick to us on the left edge of the Brescia box for a Zoboli foul on Adriano.
44' Adriano finds the net from Stankovic's free kick but Collina gives a foul against the Brazilian.
42' Superb move by the Nerazzurri strikers. Recoba picks out Adriano with a delightful first-time pass then the Brazilian plays to Vieri. The Italian striker's shot is well saved by Castellazzi.
42' Brescia win a right-wing corner. Del Nero's cross is cleared at the near post by Burdisso.
41' Brescia win a free kick 25 yards out. Milanetto crosses into the box, Burdisso makes a headed clearance.
40' Back in our half Nicolas Burdisso clears a Brescia cross with a spectacular diving header.
39' Adriano is a yard offside as he receives Cristiano Zanetti's through ball then shoots at Castellazzi.
38' Vieri wins a left-wing corner for Inter after running on to an Adriano pass.
38' Stankovic takes, Di Biagio heads out of defence.
35' Castellazzi makes another good save, this time from Stankovic who is put through on goal by Vieri.
33' Another Brescia shot from the distance. This time is Guana, whose right-foot effort is wide of the left post.
33' Brescia bring on Sculli for Martinez.
32' Del Nero tests Toldo with a low shot from 20 yards. Francesco makes the save.
30' Brescia stay in attack and Stankevicius's right-wing cross goes out for a goal kick.
29' Caracciolo's header from an attacking throw-in is caught by Toldo.
27' From 20 yards out, Christian Vieri sends a low shot wide of the right post.
27' Brescia make a double substitution: Del Nero and Mannini replace Mareco and Schopp.
25' Bobo has another chance after excellent work by Adriano on the right wing but has his shot blocked by two opponents. Corner.
24' Vieri misses an excellent chance to increase Inter's lead as Castellazzi saves the Nerazzurri striker's close-range shot with his legs.
23' Dejan smashes clear after Toldo gets a hand to a right-wing cross.
22' Stankovic blocks Di Biagio's long-range shot... And it must have hurt.
20' Caracciolo's header from Martinez' right-wing cross is wide of the left post.
19' J.Zanetti blocks Stankevicius left-wing cross and it's a Brescia corner. Toldo outjumps Stankevicius in the penalty area and catches.
17' Stankovic outjumps the Brescia forwards to head clear Milanetto's free kick.
17' Nicolas Burdisso comes on for Giovanni Pasquale.
16' In the meantime Giovanni Pasquale limps off the pitch and will have to be replaced.
15' Materazzi handles Schopp's right-wing cross and Brescia win a free kick.
14' There's not much happening on the pitch as both sets of fans trade insults.
12' Marco Materazzi replaces Sinisa Mihajlovic.
11' Milanetto plays his free kick to Di Biagio, who shoots over the bar.
10' Adriano is flagged offside as he receives from Alvaro Recoba.
10' At the other end Ivan Cordoba brings down Caracciolo on the edge of the Nerazzurri box and is booked by Collina.
9' Miha's first-time shot from Recoba's pass wide is on-target, but Castellazzi saves.
8' Play has been stopped while the Brescia defender receives medical attention.
6' It's a Nerazzurri corner as Stankovic's right-wing cross is blocked by Milanetto.
6' Sinisa takes... Mareco anticipates Vieri, gets injured in the process, and it's another Inter corner.
5' Inter attack back and Cambiasso plays a one-two with Adriano in the Brescia box.
4' Roberto Guana's cross-shot from the right is easily collected by Francesco Toldo.
3' Di Biagio and Mareco deal with Mihajlovic's long ball forward then Castellazzi smashes clear.
2' Esteban pounces on a half-clearance and fires over the Brescia bar.
1' Inter will be attacking the Curva Nord in the second half as Recoba and Cambiasso kick off.
1' Vieri heads on Cambiasso's ball into the Brescia box but Castellazzi collects after Di Biagio keeps Adriano at bay.
Recoba
5.56
5.56
Vieri
7.36
7.36
Zanetti
6.6
6.6
Zanetti
7.18
7.18
Cordoba
7.07
7.07
Materazzi
6.35
6.35
Emre
7.17
7.17
Toldo
6.93
6.93
Adriano
7.65
7.65
Pasquale
5.82
5.82
Stankovic
6.26
6.26
Cambiasso
6.71
6.71
Burdisso
6.46
6.46
Mihajlovic
7.49
7.49
Average rating 6.76
7 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 8
24 fouls committed 18
8 corners 3
3 offsides 2
30:36 ball possession 25:44
Head-to-head

In Milan

In Brescia

Total

Matches played

27

23

50

Inter wins

21

8

29

Draws

5

11

16

Brescia wins

1

4

5

Inter goals

76

27

103

Brescia goals

19

20

39

De Biasi v Inter

De Biasi has faced Inter four times, with a win, a draw and two defeats. The current Brescia coach has lost one and won one against the Nerazzurri at the San Siro.
In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Modena-Inter 0-2 0-2
2003/04 Serie A Brescia-Inter 2-2 3-1

Mancini v Brescia

Mancini meets Brescia for the sixth time in his coaching career, with two wins, a draw and two defeats from the other five matches. In home matches against the Swallows, Mancini has never drawn, with two victories to his credit and two defeats.
In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Brescia 1-0 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Brescia 3-1 0-0

Mancini v De Biasi

The current Inter and Brescia coaches have met on four previous occasions. De Biasi has the edge with two victories to one, the other match a draw.

In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Modena 4-0 0-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Brescia 0-1 1-2

Disciplinary situation

Inter
Disqualified: Favalli
Cautioned: Cordoba, Materazzi, Stankovic, Van der Meyde
Former players: -

Brescia
Diqualified: -
Cautioned: Caracciolo, Domizzi, Guana, Mannini, Stankevicius
Former players: Adani (45 appearances, 5 goals in competitive matches from 2002/03 to 2003/04) Almeyda (46 appearances, 1 goal in competitive matches from 2002/03 to 2003/04) Di Biagio (163 appearances, 18 goals in competitive matches from August 1999 to June 2003)

Javier Zanetti most present Inter player in 2004

With 50 appearances for Inter in 2004, captain Javier Zanetti is Italian football's most present player this year. With one match to go, there is no catching El Tractor, who is also top of the list for the number of minutes played (4292).

Adriano top scorer in 2004

2004 has been Adriano's year. With ninety minutes of the footballing year to go, the Brazilian is top of the Serie A scorers list and also that which includes all competitions. Since January Adriano has scored 24 league goals, the same as Gilardino and one more than Ballon d'Or winner Shevchenko. Including all competitive matches, Adriano has netted 34 times, two more than Shevchenko and Livorno's Cristiano Lucarelli.

Vieri hot in December

According to the statistics, December is Christian Vieri's most prolific month. Of his 147 goals in the Serie A and B, Bobogol has scored 26 in the twelfth calendar month (19 in A and 7 in B). With goals against Messina and Siena this year, December is indeed a Vieri hot month for the Nerazzurri striker.

Milestone appearances for C.Zanetti, Materazzi

If they play in Sunday's Lombardy derby, Cristiano Zanetti and Marco Materazzi will make their 100th appearances for Inter. Zanetti, who made his debut in Skonto Riga 1-3 Inter in the Champions League qualifying round on 26 August 1998, has played 69 matches in the Serie A, 4 in the Coppa Italia and 26 in Europe. Materazzi made his Nerazzurri debut in the 4-1 win at home to Perugia on 26 August 2001 and has played 67 league matches, 1 in the domestic cup and 31 in continental cup competitions.

Inter unbeaten for 26 matches

Christian Vieri's late equaliser at Siena made sure Inter continue their long unbeaten run. The Nerazzurri have now gone 26 matches without defeat, their last zero-pointer the 2-1 loss to Lecce at the Via del Mare Stadium last 2 May. Since then Inter have recorded 11 victories and 15 draws in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League matches.

Brescia & substitutions

Brescia are one of four Serie A sides who have used all 45 substitutions in the first 15 matches of the 2004/05 Serie A season. The other three are Lazio, Livorno and ChievoVerona.

Brescia & discipline

With 9 red cards in 2004/05, Brescia finished last season as the Serie A’s most undisciplined team. And they're back on top of the bad boys table after 15 matches this season, with 5 sendings-off for De Biasi's Brescia. Zoboli has been sent marching twice, while Almeyda, Di Biagio and Nygaard have also seen red.

Brescia 'records' in 2004

Lombardy derby opponents Brescia can 'boast' several Serie A records in 2004. Del Nero has come on as a substitute 22 times, more than any other Serie A player. With 11 red cards the Swallows are top of the sendings-off list, while Caracciolo is the one of the two most booked players with 11 yellow cards. Siena defender Cirillo is the other player.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(25) draws(5) defeats(1)
MILAN - Inter finished off 2004 with a gritty 1-0 win over Brescia at the San Siro on Sunday afternoon to keep their long unbeaten run intact and move up to fourth spot in the Serie A standings, with Cagliari in action against Palermo tonight.

Free kick specialist Sinisa Mihajlovic decided the Lombardy derby with his third Nerazzurri goal on 25 minutes, beating Castellazzi with a perfectly-executed set-piece which flew round the wall and into the bottom left-hand corner.

The Nerazzurri had three or four good chances to increase their lead in the second period, but Brescia keeper Castellazzi made fine saves from Adriano, Vieri and Stankovic.

After the two-week winter break the Nerazzurri's first competitive match of 2005 is a Serie A Week 17 trip to Tuscan side Livorno.

INTER 1-0 BRESCIA (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Mihajlovic 25

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 5 Emre (6 C.Zanetti 22), 10 Adriano, 11 Mihajlovic (23 Materazzi 57), 19 Cambiasso, 20 Recoba, 25 Stankovic, 26 Pasquale (3 Burdisso 62), 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 7 Van der Meyde, 9 Cruz, 30 Martins
Coach: Roberto Mancini

BRESCIA: 1 Castellazzi, 2 Martinez (9 Sculli 78), 3 Stankevicius, 4 Guana, 6 Zoboli, 7 Milanetto, 16 Mareco (11 Del Nero 72), 18 Schopp (40 Mannini 72), 23 Dallamano, 29 Caracciolo, 32 Di Biagio
Subs not used: 22 Agliardi, 5 Adani, 20 Domizzi, 31 Nygaard
Coach Giovanni De Biasi

Referee: Pierluigi Collina

Bookings: Di Biagio 12, Cordoba 55, Caracciolo 90+3

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Castellazzi
Cordoba 2 Martinez
Zanetti 4 Stankevicius
Emre 5 Guana
Adriano 10 Zoboli
Mihajlovic 11 Milanetto
Cambiasso 19 Mareco
Recoba 20 Schopp
Stankovic 25 Dallamano
Pasquale 26 Caracciolo
Vieri 32 Di Biagio

substitutes

Fontana 12 Agliardi
Burdisso 3 Adani
Zanetti 6 Sculli
Van Der Meyde 7 Del Nero
Cruz 9 Domizzi
Materazzi 23 Nygaard
Martins 30 Mannini