Final score

12 April 2005 20:45

Inter
AC Milan
30' Shevchenko
referee Markus Merk / linesmen Schräer C., Salver J.H. / 4th man Meyer F.
MinutesText commentary
47'Milan lead Inter 1-0 (3-0 on aggregate) after the first half.
45'2 minutes of added time to play.
44'Cambiasso tries to control Veron's free kick but loses the ball and Milan clear.
43'Adriano is fouled by Nesta in a central position 35 yards out and the Milan defender is booked. Free kick.
42'Paolo Maldini's shot from Seedorf's corner is well wide of the far post.
41'Shevchenko wins a left-wing corner for the 'visitors' after a duel with J.Zanetti.
40'Kily Gonzalez beats an opponent on the left then slips before he can cross.
40'Adriano takes on Ambrosini and Nesta then enters the Milan box, where he is tackled by Stam.
38'Back in the Milan half Nesta intercepts Kily's short pass to Adriano on the edge of the box.
38'Adriano unleashes a powerful left-foot shot from 25 yards. It goes a yard wide of the right post.
37'Javier Zanetti crosses from the right wing. Nesta heads out of defence. Milan break and Cafu's close-range header from a Sheva left-wing cross is wide of the post.
36'On the edge of the Milan box Adriano plays square to captain Zanetti, whose shot is blocked by Seedorf.
36'Dida smothers Kily's low cross in from the left.
35'From eight yards Adriano heads wide of the left post.
34'Inter continue to press the Rossoneri. Veron's shot from Kily's short pass is blocked.
33'Somehow Dida manages to get a hand to Kily Gonzalez superb 20-yard shot. Inter win another corner. Veron takes but his inswinger goes out of play at the far post.
32'Inter attack Milan. Adriano makes a run on goal then passes to Kily in the box. The Argentine looks for van der Meyde but his pass is intercepted and we win a corner.
30'Shevchenko puts Milan 1-0 up (3-0 on aggregate) with a left-footed drive from the edge of the box which sails into the far corner.
29'Adriano wins a duel with Nesta on the left but Cafu gets back to make another tackle on his fellow countryman.
28'Kily plays the ball to the left edge of the Milan area. Adriano goes down in the box after contact with Stam.
27'Alessandro Nesta intercepts Favalli's long ball forward for Adriano and Milan break.
27'Inter attack back. Veron makes a central run then plays forward to Adriano, but the Brazilian is intercepted by Stam.
26'Seedorf receives a Kaka through ball and is flagged offside.
22'From the right van der Meyde crosses over to the far side. Kily's ball into the middle is headed clear by Pirlo.
20'Kaka intercepts Kily's short pass to Veron after an excellent move by the Argentine winger on the left flank.
19'Adriano beats Nesta to a ball into the Rossoneri box then controls with his chest, but Dida collects.
18'Andy dispossesses compatriot Seeforf on the right then sets up a Nerazzurri crossfield move.
17'Cordoba plays a ball to van der Meyde on the right wing. Jaap Stam heads on for an Inter throw-in.
14'Alessandro Nesta is lucky not to get booked for a foul on Adriano on the left wing.
14'Dida pushes Veron's fierce shot round for a corner.
13'Superb cross from the right by van der Meyde, but there's no teammate on hand and the Rossoneri clear.
12'Pirlo curls his free kick round the Inter wall and wide of the right post.
11'Kaka runs on to a forward pass, takes on Materazzi then is brought down by Cordoba just outside the Inter box. The Colombian is booked.
10'Adriano storms past Nesta on the right wing then cuts inside, but Cafu gets back and makes the tackle.
9'Materazzi intercepts Kaka's long-range shot and the first corner of the match goes Milan's way. Pirlo takes, Adriano heads clear.
8'Nesta tackles Adriano, who tries to turn the Milan defender after receiving a forward pass from Cambiasso.
7'Veron slips while taking his free kick and Seedorf makes a headed clearance.
6'Ambrosini is yellow-carded for bringing down Kily on the left wing.
5'Materazzi cuts out a Pirlo through ball for Crespo, who would have had a clear chance on goal.
4'Kily Gonzalez is booked for a foul on Massimo Ambrosini in the centre circle after Shevchenko robbed Cordoba of the ball.
3'Materazzi goes down after an aerial duel with Shevchenko. Free kick to Inter.
2'Cordoba's near-post shot from Veron's outswinger is well wide of the right post.
2'Materazzi outjumps Ambrosini in the first battle of the number 23s. Moments later Materazzi stops the ball from going out for an AC Milan corner.
1'Welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza, where the atmosphere is electric for tonight's Uefa Champions League second leg between Inter and AC Milan. The teams have just come on to the pitch to warm up as the stadium continues to fill.
1'Inter team news: Roberto Mancini has opted for Materazzi in the centre of defence, with Mihajlovic on the bench. Back in attack after recovering from injury, Adriano is the lone striker in front of a five-man midfield, with Veron in a playmaker position a
1'AC Milan team news: Carlo Ancelotti brings in Ambrosini for disqualified midfielder Gattuso, but makes no other changes from the team that won 2-0 in last Wednesday's first leg.
1'The teams are on the pitch. Inter are playing in their grey and blue hooped European strip, while the Rossoneri are wearing their traditional red and black shirts.
1'Attacking the Curva Sud, Inter kick off the first half. FORRRZA RAGAZZIIIII!!!!!!
1'The ball falls loose to Esteban Cambiasso just outside the Milan box but the Argentine mis-kicks.
1'Free kick to us out of the right wing for a Pirlo foul on Veron.
MinutesText commentary
53'Markus Merk abandons the match after more flares are thrown onto the pitch
52'Milan have replaced Dida with Abbiati.
52'Play has resumed with an Abbiati free kick.
51'The two teams are back on the pitch.
41'The speaker has announced that the match will resume in ten minutes' time.
38'The Inter players are now making their way back to the changing room. But the match still hasn't been suspended.
37'The Nerazzurri walk to the touchline. The match has yet to be suspended.
35'The Milan players have left the pitch.
28'Dida falls to the ground as flares are thrown onto the pitch.
28'Play at the Giuseppe Meazza has been interrupted.
27'Cambiasso is booked for protesting. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with his goal!!!!!! Apparently, there was a Cruz foul on Dida.
26'Referee Merk disallows Cambiasso's close-range header from Mihajlovic's corner.
25'Nesta just beats Oba to Cruz's headed pass and clears to deny the Nigerian a close-range shot.
25'Dida pulls off another incredible save, this time a one-handed job from van der Meyde's low shot from outside the area. Corner.
24'Milan bring Rui Costa on for Crespo.
23'Stam tackles Oba in the box after superb approach play by Veron. The ball falls loose to Mihajlovic, whose shot from the distance is wide.
21'Van der Meyde plays a one-two with Cruz then is tackled by Maldini.
19'Van der Meyde's inswinging cross from the left sails over the heads of Stam and Martins, and into the arms of Dida.
18'In space on the left wing, Giuseppe Favalli delivers a disappointing cross.
17'Inter mount a dangerous attack with van der Meyde and Martins. The ball is played back to Veron, who plays wide to Favalli, but the full-back hasn't read the move and Milan win a defending throw-in.
17'Inter win a right-wing corner kick after Martins shot from Cambiasso's cut-back is deflected.
15'Crespo's close-range shot from Cafu's right-wing cross is wide of the near post.
14'Another good chance for Nigerian speedster Martins. He races on to Veron's long ball forward, dribbles Stam then sends his low, angled shot at the near post. Dida saves.
14'At the other end Toldo saves a Kaka effort.
13'Martins mis-reads a Cruz pass to the edge of the Milan area. The Rossneri defence clears, conceding an attacking throw-in on the right.
12'Inter break. From the left van der Meyde delivers a cross. Stam anticipates Cruz and heads clear.
11'Cordoba beats Kaka to Cafu's cross and heads calmly back to Toldo.
9'Free kick to Inter in Miha territory for a foul on Cruz.
9'The Serb-Montenegrin defender's low shot is wide of the right post.
8'Veron's low right-foot shot from Javier Zanetti's short pass whizzes inches wide of the left post.
7'Obagol races into the Milan box. His diagonal shot is parried by Dida then it hits the post.
7'Captain Zanetti's cross from the right is caught by Dida.
6'Martins comes on for the Brazilian.
5'Adriano limps off the pitch after slipping during a duel for the ball with Nesta.
4'Pirlo blocks van der Meyde's left-wing cross to the edge of the Milan box.
4'Shevchenko runs on to a forward pass into the Inter box then has his low, diagonal shot saved by Toldo.
2'The double substitution means Inter have switched from a 4-5-1 to a 4-4-2, with J.Zanetti in midfield and Cordoba at right-back.
1'The Rossoneri kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!!!!!
1'Inter have brought on Mihajlovic for C.Zanetti and Cruz for Kily.
Zanetti
4.97
4.97
Zanetti
5.67
5.67
Cordoba
5.62
5.62
Materazzi
5.08
5.08
Toldo
6.48
6.48
Adriano
5.85
5.85
Martins
6.76
6.76
Van Der Meyde
5.2
5.2
Kily Gonzalez
4.93
4.93
Cruz
4.98
4.98
Favalli
4.49
4.49
Veron
5.39
5.39
Cambiasso
6.45
6.45
Mihajlovic
4.8
4.8
Average rating5.48
5shots on target1
10shots off target5
19fouls committed13
6corners2
1offsides3
00ball possession00
Head-to-head

At home

Inter

At home

AC Milan

Total

Matches played

86

89

175

Inter wins

27

32

59

Draws

32

27

59

AC Milan wins

27

30

57

Inter goals

115

113

228

AC Milan goals

114

116

230

Ancelotti v Inter

Carlo Ancelotti has collected 11 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats in 19 matches against Inter. He hasn't lost away to the Nerazzurri since Parma's 1-0 defeat at the San Siro on 1 November 1997. Since then he has recorded 4 wins and 3 draws in 7 away matches.

Details:

1996/97 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 1-3
1997/98 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter ---- 0-0
1999/00 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1
2000/01 Serie A Juventus-Inter 3-1 2-2
2001/02 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 1-0
2002/03 Champ. League AC Milan-Inter 0-0 1-1
2003/04 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 3-2 3-1
2004/05 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-0 1-0
2004/05 Champ. League AC Milan-Inter 2-0 ----

Mancini v AC Milan

Roberto Mancini has faced AC Milan 11 times since becoming a coach, colllecting 3 victories, 3 draws and 5 defeats.

Details:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-AC Milan ---- 2-1
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-AC Milan ---- 2-5
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-AC Milan 1-1 2-2
2003/04 C. Italia Lazio-AC Milan 4-0 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-AC Milan 0-1 0-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 0-1 0-0
2004/05 Champ. League Inter-AC Milan ---- 0-2

Mancini v Ancelotti

The two coaches have met on 10 previous occasions (2 Mancini victories, 3 draws and 5 Ancelotti wins). Mancini's teams have failed to score in their last 4 matches against Ancelotti (the three Milan derbies this season plus Lazio's 1-0 Serie A defeat at home to the Rossoneri in February 2004. The last time a team coached by Mancini scored against one coached by Ancelotti was on 11 February 2004 when Lazio beat AC Milan 4-0 in a Coppa Italia match at the Olimpico.

Details:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Juventus 1-3 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-AC Milan 1-1 2-2
2003/04 C. Italia Lazio-AC Milan 4-0 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-AC Milan 0-1 0-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 0-1 0-0
2004/05 Champ. League Inter-AC Milan ---- 0-2

Disciplinary situation

Inter
Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Veron, C.Zanetti
Ex-players: Coco (79 appearances, 5 goals in competitive matches from 1993/94 to 1996/97, in 1998/99 and from July to September 2001)
Davids (31 appearances, 1 goal in competitive matches from July 1996 to December 1997)
Toldo (Youth Sector from 1988/89 to 1989/90)

AC Milan
Disqualified: Gattuso
Cautioned: Nesta
Ex-players: Brocchi (18 appearances, 1 goal in competitive matches in 2000/01)
Crespo (30 appearances, 16 goals in competitive matches in from August 2002 to June 2003)
Pirlo (39 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches from July 1998 to September 1999 and from July to December 2000)
Seedorf (92 appearances, 14 goals competitive matches from December 1999 to June 2002)
Simic (91 appearances, 4 goals in competitive matches from January 1999 to June 2002)

The referee: Markus Merk

German referee Merk, who officiated in last summer's Euro2004 final, has taken charge of five Inter matches (four in Milan): Boavista 0-2 Inter (Uefa Cup, Porto 03/12/96), Inter 2-1 Spartak Moscow (Uefa Cup, Milan 31/03/98), Inter 3-1 Real Madrid (Champions League, Milan 25/11/98), Inter 1-1 Valencia (Uefa Cup, Milan, 04/03/02) and Inter 1-0 Valencia (Champions League, Milan, 09/04/03). He refereed the Rossoneri in their Champions League final victory over Juventus in 2002/03 (0-0 a.e.t, 3-2 on pens) and took charge of the 4-1 win at home to Sparta Prague in the 2003/04 Champions League.

AC Milan & 2-0 wins from first legs

At the Meazza on Tuesday AC Milan defend a 2-0 victory from a European first leg at home for the twelfth time. The only time the Rossoneri failed to qualify for the next round was in the 1995/96 Uefa Cup when they lost 3-0 away to Bordeaux. AC Milan successfully defended 2-0 leads from home first legs in the 1968/69 European Cup (Manchester United 1-0 AC Milan), 1989/90 European Cup, (Real Madrid 1-0 AC Milan), 1994/95 Champions League (Benfica 0-0 AC Milan), 1967/68 Cup Winners' Cup (Bayern Munich 0-0 AC MIlan), 1973/74 Cup Winners' Cup (Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 AC Milan), 1971/72 Fairs Cup (Lierse 1-1 AC Milan), 1985/86 Uefa Cup (Lokomotiv Lipsia 3-1 AC Milan), 1995/96 Uefa Cup (Sparta Prague 0-0 AC Milan), 2001/02 Uefa Cup (CSKA Sofia 1-0 AC Milan) and 2001/02 Uefa Cup (Sporting Lisbon 1-1 AC Milan).

Milan on target for 13 consecutive games

AC Milan have scored at least one goal in each of their last 13 (Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League) matches ( total 20 goals). The last time the Rossoneri failed to score in a competitive fixture was last 30 January when they were beaten 1-0 by Bologna at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Milan: five consecutive clean sheets in Europe

The Rossoneri haven't let in a goal in 5 Champions League matches. Ronaldinho was the last player to pierce the Milan net in the 89th minute of Barcelona 2-1 AC Milan on 3 November 2004. Since then Andelotti's men have kept clean sheets against Shakhtar Donetsk, Celtic, Manchester United (home & away) and Inter.

Sheva & goals against Inter

Of Andriy Shevchenko's 140 goals in competitive matches for AC Milan, 12 have been scored against Inter (more than any other team): 1 in Inter-AC Milan (1999/00 Serie A); 2 in AC Milan-Inter, (1999/00 Coppa Italia); 1 in Inter-AC Milan (1999/00 Coppa Italia); 1 in AC Milan-Inter (1999/00 Serie A); 2 in Inter-AC Milan (2000/01 Serie A), 2 in Inter-AC Milan (2001/02 Serie), 1 in Inter-AC Milan (2002/03 Champions League), 1 in Inter-AC Milan (2003/04 Serie A), 1in AC Milan-Inter (2004/05 Champions League).

Inter & 2-0 deficit from first legs

The Nerazzurri play a European cup competition return leg after a 2-0 defeat from the first leg for the eighth time in their history. They went on to qualify in three of the previous seven occasions, beating Groningen 5-1 in the 1983/84 Uefa Cup, Aston Villa 3-0 in the 1990/91 Uefa Cup and Strasbourg 3-0 in the 1997/98 Uefa Cup. Inter were knocked out by Valencia in the 1961/62 Fairs Cup (3-3 in return leg), Vitoria Setubal in the 1972/93 Uefa Cup (1-0 to Inter in return leg), Real Madrid in the 1980/81 European Cup (1-0 to Inter in return leg in Milan) and Manchester United in the 1998/99 Champions League (1-1 at the San Siro)

Stankovic & goals against Milan

Dejan Stankovic has scored 3 goals against AC Milan (1 in Lazio v AC Milan, 2001/02 Serie A; 1 in AC Milan v Lazio, 2002/03 Serie A and 1 in AC Milan v Inter, 2003/04 Serie A), making the Rossoneri his favourite target along with Roma, Parma and Greek side Panionios. In competitive matches for Italian clubs the Serb-Montenegrin midfielder has scored 44 goals in Italy.

Adriano, Martins & Eurogoals

With 10 Champions League strikes this season, Adriano has beaten Crespo's record of 9 goals in one edition of the tournament (set in 2002/03) and is third in the all-time list of Nerazzurri scorers in the competition, behind Jair (11) and Mazzola (16). Obafemi Martins is fifth in the all-time list, with eight goals.

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MILAN - Tuesday's Uefa Champions League quarter-final second leg between Inter and AC Milan was abandoned with 15 minutes left to play, with the Rossoneri 1-0 up (3-0 on aggregate) thanks to Shevchenko's goal after 30 minutes of the first half. Uefa's Control and Disciplinary Body will decide if the result stands after investigating incidents which saw play initially suspended after objects were thrown on to the pitch, then definitively abandoned for the same reason after play had resumed.

Andriy Shevchenko gave Milan the lead on the half hour, his left-footed drive from the edge of the box giving Toldo little chance of making a save. But as in the first leg, Inter created more scoring chances and it took an excellent save from Dida to deny the Nerazzurri an immediate equaliser from a Kily Gonzalez screamer. Adriano headed wide of the post, Javier Zanetti and Veron both had shots blocked, then Cafu headed a Shevchenko cross wide at the other end before the break.

Mancini made two half-time changes, bringing on Mihajlovic for Cristiano Zanetti and Cruz for Kily Gonzalez, and was forced to replace Adriano with Martins on 51 minutes after the Brazilian stopped up during a duel with Nesta. Oba added zip in attack and saw his angled shot hit Dida and come off the post as the Nerazzurri pushed hard to level.

In an all-out assault on the Milan goal, Veron fired inches wide of the post then Martins saw a diagonal shot saved by Dida before Esteban Cambiasso had a headed goal from Mihajlovic's corner ruled out for a Cruz foul on the keeper. In protest, fans threw objects on to the pitch, one hitting Dida, which led to the match being suspended in the 73rd minute, then abandoned in the 75th minute after the game had restarted following a twenty-minute interruption.

INTER 0-1 AC MILAN (HT: 0-1, AGG: 0-3, match abandoned with 15 minutes left to play)

Scorer: Shevchenko 30

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 6 C.Zanetti (11 Mihajlovic 46), 7 van der Meyde, 10 Adriano (30 Martins 51), 14 Veron, 16 Favalli, 18 Kily Gonzalez (9 Cruz 46), 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 13 Zé Maria, 21 Karagounis, 32 Vieri
Coach: Roberto Mancini

AC MILAN: 1 Dida (46 Abbiati 73), 2 Cafu, 3 Maldini, 7 Shevchenko, 11 Crespo (10 Rui Costa 69), 13 Nesta, 20 Seedorf, 21 Pirlo, 22 Kakà, 23 Ambrosini, 31 Stam
Subs not used: 4 Kaladze, 15 Tomasson, 26 Pancaro, 27 Serginho, 32 Brocchi
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Booked: Kily Gonzalez 4, Ambrosini 6, Cordoba 11, Nesta 43, Cambiasso 72

starting lineups

Toldo 1Dida
Cordoba 2Cafu
Zanetti 4Maldini
Zanetti 6Shevchenko
Van Der Meyde 7Crespo
Adriano 10Nesta
Veron 14Seedorf
Favalli 16Pirlo
Kily Gonzalez 18Kakà
Cambiasso 19Ambrosini
Materazzi 23Stam

substitutes

Carini 15Abbiati
Cruz 9Kaladze
Mihajlovic 11Rui Costa
Ze Maria 13Tomasson
Karagounis 21Pancaro
Martins 30Serginho
Vieri 32Brocchi