Final score

6 March 2005 15:00

Inter
44' (2nd half) Adriano (P)
26' Cordoba
Lecce
21' Pinardi
referee Pasquale Rodomonti / linesmen Maggiani, Saglietti / 4th man Nucini
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Adriano is fouled Stovini in a central position 25 yards out. Free kick right on the stroke of half time.
47' Mihajlovic's effort is caught by Sicignano at the right post.
47' Half time. Inter 1 Lecce 1.
45' Stankovic's stabbed shot is caught by Sicignano after a fast Nerazzurri attack.
45' Two minutes of added time to play.
44' Another good chance for Inter. Adriano plays a quick pass to Martins, whose shot is well-saved by Sicignano. Corner.
42' Back at the other end Cordoba makes a headed clearance from Angelo's right-wing cross.
41' Inter attack back and win a free kick out of the left wing after Adriano is fouled by Diamoutene.
40' Konan moves across the face of the Inter goal then sends a low shot on target. It's blocked by Bjelanovic!
38' Stovini makes a headed clearance from Stankovic's cross and it's another Nerazzurri corner.
38' Another corner to Inter after Rullo heads behind Adriano's headed pass to Stankovic.
36' Ze Maria's shot from 30 yards is too strong for Sicignano to catch and the lecce keeper concedes a corner.
35' Cordoba clears after Carini fails to hold on to a Cassetti shot from the distance.
35' Inter break and win a corner after Stankovic's right-wing cross is blocked.
34' Lecce captain Stovini clears a dangerous ball into the middle of the Lecce box by van der Meyde.
33' Adriano bamboozles two Lecce players then squares to Veron, whose shot from 20 yards is blocked.
32' Martins lets Ze Maria's right-wing cross roll through to Adriano. The Brazilian's attempt is cleared.
29' Ze Maria has moved to right back, with captain Zanetti over on the left.
29' Veron makes a central run on goal then plays into space in the Lecce box, but Martins hasn't read the move and Sicignano collects.
28' Free kick to Lecce 25 yards out. Cassetti's shot is blocked by Veron.
26' Adriano receives from Cambiasso in the box then sees his diagonal shot blocked by Diamoutene. Corner to Inter.
26' Inter bring on Ze Maria for Favalli.
26' GOOOAAALLLL!!!! From the edge of the six-yard box Ivan Cordoba heads home Mihajlovic's left-wing corner kick.
25' Corner to Inter after Sicignano tips Adriano's long-range shot over.
23' Stankovic is presented with a good chance to equalise but his attempt to lob Sicignano is caught by the Lecce keeper.
21' Lecce counter attack and take the lead through Pinardi, who smashes home from a yard out after Carini fails to hold on to his initial shot.
20' Free kick to Inter on the right edge of the Lecce box for a foul on Javier Zanetti.
20' Sinisa Mihajlovic's effort hits the Giallorossi wall.
19' Stankovic gets to the right-wing by-line then crosses into the middle of the Giallorossi box. Diamoutene outjumps Martins and makes a headed clearance.
18' Carini comes off his line to beat Bjelanovic to a left-wing cross.
18' Inter attack back and Adriano is caught offside as he meets a Martins ball.
15' Superrrrb move by the Nerazzurri. Martins receives from Veron on the right then makes a diagonal run into the box and lays off for Stankovic to shoot inches wide of the far post.
14' Cassetti requires medical attention after van der Meyde's shot hits him in the face.
13' Veron gets back to intercept a Bjelanovic pass to Giacomazzi after a good Lecce move down the right.
11' A good chance for Inter. Sicignano fails to hold on to a Martins shot, then Cambiasso's diagonal follow-up is blcoked.
10' From the left van der Meyde floats a cross into the Lecce box. It sails over Diamoutene's head and into the arms of Sicignano.
9' Inter win a left-wing corner as Stovini clumsily clears Favalli's cross. Mihajlovic's corner is cleared.
7' Sicignano blocks Adriano's close-range shot with his fists.
6' Lecce attack Inter and Konan's low shot from the distance is well wide of the right post. Goal kick.
5' Veron plays a pin-point long ball to van der Meyde on the left wing. The Dutchman is flagged offside.
4' Mihajlovic's inswinging corner is deflected out for another corner on the left.
4' Cordoba crosses from the right, Dejan Stankovic heads over the bar at the left post.
3' Inter win the first corner of the match after Adriano is intercepted following a good move down the right involving Veron and Stankovic.
2' Bjelanovic combines with Cassetti but Favalli shows all his experience to intercept the return ball.
1' Good afternoon and welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium where the teams are on the pitch warming up for this afternoon's Serie A Week 27 clash.
1' Inter team news: With C.Zanetti out, Mancini has opted for van der Meyde on the wing, with Veron moving to the centre of midfield. It's Martins and Adriano in attack as Vieri is nursing a knee injury. In goal Carini replaces Toldo.
1' Lecce team news: Vucinic is still feeling pain in his ankle and starts on the bench. Zeman has chosen to field Bjelanovic up front with Konan.
1' After a minute's silence in memory of Italian secret services agent Nicola Calipari, killed during the rescue of Giuliana Sgrena, Lecce kick off.
1' Fabian Carini jumps to catch Konan's high ball into the Inter box.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter beat Lecce 2-1.
48' Veron's long-range shot takes a deflection off Diamoutene. Corner.
47' The Meazza applauds Fabian Carini on a difficult save from a Lecce right-wing cross.
45' It's the Brazilian's 15th Serie A goal of the season, and 22nd in all competitions.
45' Four minutes of added time to play.
44' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Adriano sends Sicignano the wrong way and it's 2-1 to Inter.
43' Penalty to Inter after Cruz is fouled by Angelo!!!!
43' The Lecce defender is booked.
37' Inter win another free kick on the right after Martins is fouled. Mihajlovic delivers the cross... Sicignano punches clear.
36' Stovini clears after a goalmouth scramble and a one-handed save by Sicignano from Cordoba's header.
35' Dalla Bona is booked for tripping Adriano on the right side of the Inter box. Free kick.
34' Carini comes to the edge of his box to deny Konan a clear scoring chance.
34' On the left side of the Lecce box Adriano takes on Stovini then Angelo blasts behind for a Nerazzurri corner.
32' Adriano's shot from the right side of the Lecce box is off target, but saved by Sicignano.
32' Cordoba needs medical attention after a collision with Konan.
31' Rullo beats Martins to a Cruz cross and brings the ball out of defence.
28' Adriano and Diamoutene require medical attention after a clash of heads in the Lecce box.
27' Lecce replace Bjelanovic with Valdes.
26' Konan combines with Pinardi, then takes on Cordoba and Mihajlovic before seeing his shot blocked by Ze Maria.
25' Carini collects Konan's cross-shot from the right.
23' Cruz' diving header from Adriano's left-wing cross is blocked by Diamoutene. Inter win a corner.
22' Mancini brings on Cruz for van der Meyde.
21' Diamoutene intercepts another Adriano pass to Martins.
20' Cassetti turns Mihajlovic with a delightful piece of skill then shoots on target from 20 yards. Carini tips it over for a Lecce corner.
17' Adriano's left-wing cross in for Martins is blocked by Diamoutene, who is having an excellent match for Lecce today.
16' Javier Zanetti blocks Konan's angled shot from Giacomazzi's cross and Lecce win a corner.
15' Good defending by Cordoba, who intercepts Konan and concedes a throw-in.
12' Diamoutene beats Martins to van der Meyde's left-wing cross and heads out of the Lecce box.
12' Excellent play by van der Meyde, who takes on three Lecce players then sees his right-foot shot saved by Sicignano. Dalla Bona wins the loose ball off Martins and blasts to safety.
8' Stovini clears Adriano's cross-shot from the left.
7' Mihajlovic's curled free kick is headed clear by Cassetti.
6' Diamoutene intercepts Veron's floated pass to Adriano and concedes a left-wing corner. Mihajlovic delivers the cross and Sicignano denies Stankovic from close range.
6' Free kick to Inter 20 yards out on the right.
5' Adriano finds the side-netting with an angled shot after Martins combines well with Cambiasso. But the Brazilian is flagged offside.
3' Sicignano saves Cambiasso's low, diagonal shot with his feet and it's a corner to us.
2' Incredible miss by Adriano. The Brazilian receives from Martins then sends his shot wide of the far post.
1' Attacking the Curva Sud, Inter get the second half under way.
1' Inter win a free kick midway inside the Lecce half after Pinardi handles the ball. Mihajlovic's cross into the box is cleared.
Zanetti
7.32
7.32
Cordoba
8.3
8.3
Adriano
7.38
7.38
Martins
6.61
6.61
Van Der Meyde
6.93
6.93
Cruz
6.66
6.66
Stankovic
6.37
6.37
Favalli
5.59
5.59
Veron
7.52
7.52
Cambiasso
7.41
7.41
Mihajlovic
6.48
6.48
Ze Maria
6.23
6.23
Carini
6.22
6.22
Average rating 6.85
15 shots on target 3
4 shots off target 2
12 fouls committed 19
16 corners 2
3 offsides 1
30:35 ball possession 19:25
Disciplinary situation

Inter
Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Cordoba, Emre, Materazzi, Mihajlovic
Former players: -

Lecce
Disqualified: Ledesma
Cautioned: Bjelanovic, Diamoutene, Valdes, Vucinic
Former players: Anania (0 appearances in competitive matches from 1997/98 to 1998/99 and from July 2002 to January 2003) Rullo (youth sector 2001/02)

Mancini v Zeman

The 2-2 draw in Lecce earlier this season is the only previous meeting in a competitive match between the two coaches.
Details:

2004/05 Serie A Inter-Lecce ---- 2-2

Mancini v Lecce

Roberto Mancini has registered 3 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat in competitive matches against Lecce, winning both games at home to the Giallorossi.

Details:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Lecce 2-0 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Lecce ---- 1-4
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Lecce 4-1 1-0
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Lecce ---- 2-2

Zeman v Inter

Zeman has faced Inter 21 times and has won just twice, with 9 draws and 10 Nerazzurri wins. His last victory over Inter was Lazio's 4-1 win at the Olimpico on 14 May 1995. Since them he has collected 4 draws and 7 defeats.

Details:
1991/92 Serie A Foggia-Inter 2-2 1-1
1992/93 Serie A Foggia-Inter 1-3 1-1
1992/93 C. Italia Foggia-Inter 0-0 0-2
1993/94 Serie A Foggia-Inter 1-1 1-3
1994/95 Serie A Lazio-Inter 4-1 2-0
1995/96 Serie A Lazio-Inter 0-1 0-0
1995/96 C. Italia Lazio-Inter 1-1 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Lazio-Inter ---- 1-1
1997/98 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-2 0-3
1998/99 Serie A Roma-Inter 4-5 1-4
2000/01 Serie A Napoli-Inter ---- 1-3
2004/05 Serie A Lecce-Inter 2-2 ----

Adriano set for 100th Serie A appearance

Brazilian forward Adriano is set to complete a century of Italian top- flight matches. Adriano, who has played for Inter, Fiorentina and Parma in the Serie A, made his debut in Parma 2-2 Inter on 9 September 2001. He has scored 53 goals in 99 matches, an average of 0.53 goals per match, or 1 every 142 minutes considering that in 99 matches he has played 7521 minutes.

Nerazzurri close to two records

The draw in Udine last month was Inter's 16th of the 2004/05 season. One more will see the Nerazzurri equal their record of 17 draws in all competitions in 1991/92, and also the record of the draws in the 20/21- team Italian championship currently held by Bologna (17 in 1948/49).

Recoba, Cordoba, Cruz & goals against Lecce

Three Inter players count Lecce as their favourite Italian target. Lecce, Bologna and Roma are Recoba's favourite targets, with 6 goals against each of these clubs (18 of 76). Cordoba has scored twice against the Apulian Giallorossi (2 of 6), while Cruz has put 4 past both Lecce and Parma (8 of 45).

El Chino's golden March

Alvaro Recoba has scored 14 of his 58 Serie A goals in the third calendar month: 3 in 1998/99, 2 in 1999/00, 2 in 2000/01, 4 in 2001/02, 2 in 2002/03, 1 in 2003/04.

Lecce consistently on target

Lecce have already beaten their record of goals in a single Serie A season, with 45 so far this campaign, two more than last season's 43. This statistic seems to be no coincidence given that the Giallorossi have scored in each of their last 13 league matches (total 21 goals). The last time Zeman's attack failed to score was last 28 November, when they drew 0-0 with Bologna at the Dall'Ara.

Lecce's supersubs

In 2004/05 Lecce have seen their substitutes score more than those of any other team (total 9 goals). Those who have come off the Giallorossi bench to score are: Vucinic (5), Bojinov (2), Bjelanovic (1) and Valdes (1).

Lecce and penalties against

Zeman's Lecce have had more penalties given against them than any other 2004/05 Serie A team (9 spot kicks against, 1 for).

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wins(14) draws(0) defeats(1)
MILAN - A last-gasp penalty by Adriano gave Inter a 2-1 victory over Lecce in Sunday's Serie A Week 27 match at the Meazza. The Brazilian blasted his spot kick into the right-hand corner to score his first goal in a competitive match since last December's 2-2 draw at Siena.

Against the run of play Alex Pinardi put Lecce in front on 21 minutes, slotting home from a yard out after Carini failed to hold on to his initial shot. The Nerazzurri gave a swift reply, Ivan Cordoba equalising with a header from Mihajlovic's corner five minutes later, and went close to taking a half-time lead as Ze Maria, Martins and Mihajlovic all had efforts well-saved by Sicignano.

The Lecce keeper kept out shots from Cambiasso and Stankovic early in the second half, then denied Cordoba another headed goal as Inter edged close to a winner. It came on 89 minutes when Adriano sent Sicignano the wrong way from the penalty spot after Angelo fouled Cruz in the box.

INTER 2-1 LECCE (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Pinardi 21, Cordoba 26, Adriano 89

INTER: 12 Carini, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 7 van der Meyde (9 Cruz 65), 10 Adriano, 11 Mihajlovic, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli (13 Ze Maria 26), 19 Cambiasso, 25 Stankovic, 30 Martins
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 8 Davids, 18 Kily Gonzalez, 21 Karagounis, 23 Materazzi
Coach: Roberto Mancini

LECCE: 1 Sicignano, 2 Diamoutene, 3 Rullo, 6 Angelo, 8 Dalla Bona, 18 Giacomazzi, 21 Stovini, 25 Konan, 28 Bjelanovic (20 Valdes 72), 31 Pinardi, 77 Cassetti
Subs not used: 27 Anania, 7 Emerenko, 9 Vucinic, 23 Marianini, 26 Paci, 81 Abruzzese
Coach: Zdenek Zeman

Referee: Pasquale Rodomonti

Bookings: Dalla Bona 80, Angelo 88

starting lineups

Carini 15 Sicignano
Zanetti 4 Diamoutene
Cordoba 2 Rullo
Mihajlovic 11 Angelo
Favalli 16 Dalla Bona
Cambiasso 19 Giacomazzi
Veron 14 Stovini
Van Der Meyde 7 konan
Stankovic 25 Bjelanovic
Adriano 10 Pinardi
Martins 30 Cassetti

substitutes

Toldo 1 Anania
Materazzi 23 Emerenko
Ze Maria 13 Vucinic
Davids 8 Valdes
Kily Gonzalez 18 Marianini
Karagounis 21 Paci
Cruz 9 Abruzzese