Final score

26 October 2005 20:30

Inter
32' (2nd half) Adriano
22' (2nd half) Adriano
Roma
2' (2nd half) Totti (P)
30' Totti
12' Montella
referee Roberto Rosetti / linesmen Papi, Saglietti / 4th man Saccani
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Minutes Text commentary
45' Recoba's cross-shot from a tight angle on the left wing goes over.
45' Half time. Roma lead Inter 2-0.
44' Perrotta beats Figo to Recoba's pass and sweeps clear.
43' Luis Figo takes on two then shoots from the edge of the box. It's blocked and Inter win a corner.
42' Taddei and Montella try the acrobatics in the Inter box, but there's no problem for Julio Cesar.
40' Nothing comes of the resulting Roma corner and Inter move forward on the break. Recoba and Figo combine but the Portugal winger's ball back to El Chino in the box is intercepted.
40' Samuel is cautioned for a foul on Mancini in midfield.
39' Superb defending by Walter Samuel, who blocks a Montella shot from inside the box.
36' Recoba is flagged offside as he runs on to a Veron pass.
35' Totti packs more power into his free kick this time but it goes high and wide.
34' Cambiasso brings down Mancini and it's another free kick to Roma in a dangerous position.
34' Materazzi is booked for protesting.
32' Free kick to Roma in a central position 25 yards out for a Veron foul on Mancini.
32' Totti's curling effort is over at the left post.
30' Francesco Totti scores an amazing goal to put Roma 2-0 up. The Giallorossi captain makes a surging run from the halfway line then chips Julio Cesar from 20 yards.
29' Inter win a free kick 40 yards out for a foul on El Chino. The Uruguayan's long-range effort flies over the bar.
29' Another chance for Inter as Cruz controls a high ball into the box then turns and shoots. Doni saves.
28' Incredible! Cruz heads a Recoba cross on to the crossbar.
27' Nothing comes of the corner and Roma hit Inter on the break. Mancini's fierce, low effort from the right side of the Inter area hits the post and is deflected out for a corner.
26' Another good chance for the Nerazzurri. Figo receives from Cambiasso then plays to Favalli, who returns the ball to Cambiasso. The Argentine's shot is pushed round for a corner by Doni.
24' Cruz's header from Veron's cross is wide. It's all Inter at the moment.
21' Inter win a left-wing corner. Recoba plays short to Figo, who skips past Totti then has his shot blocked by Mancini.
21' Cambiasso heads home Veron's deflected shot but has his effort ruled out for offside.
20' Recoba's left-foot shot from the left edge of the Roma box spins off Kuffour.
19' Materazzi makes an aerial intervention to deny Montella, then Samuel sweeps clear.
19' Great play by Luis Figo. The Inter number seven takes on two in the box then crosses, but there's no team-mate on hand to poke home.
17' Veron plays over the Roma wall and to the feet of Luis Figo, who appears to be knocked over in the area.
16' Totti goes close with a cross-shot from a tight angle. But Julio Cesar is well-positioned and collects.
16' Cristian Chivu is yellow-carded on his 25th birthday for a foul on El Chino. The free kick is in a central position 25 yards out.
15' Favalli intercepts a Panucci pass to Mancini then plays short to Cruz, who is fouled on the halfway line.
12' 1-0 to Roma. Montella meets Taddei's ball in from the left and slides it past Julio Cesar from close range.
11' The Giallorossi attack back and win a free kick over 35 yards out.
11' Totti's drive soars over the Inter bar.
10' Inter have an excellent chance as the flag stays down when Cruz runs on to a Recoba through ball, but Doni is quick off his line for Roma.
7' Recoba's cross is blocked and Inter win an attacking throw-in.
6' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out for a Perrotta foul on Cruz. It's taken quickly and Inter work a move on the right before Chivu fouls captain Recoba. Another free kick.
5' Ex-Inter defender Panucci spots Taddei in space on the left but mis-cues his cross and the Nerazzurri win a throw-in.
3' Samuel beats Mancini to a Totti pass and sets up a Nerazzurri counter-attack, which ends as Recoba is flagged offside.
2' Inter push forward but the move ends abruptly as Ze Maria crosses out of play.
1' Good evening and welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium for Inter v Roma.
1' Roberto Mancini continues with a 4-4-2 formation after Sunday's win at the Stadio Friuli. There are just two changes to the team that beat Udinese: Favalli comes in for Wome at left-back, and Cruz starts in place of Adriano, who is on the bench tonight.
1' Recoba and Totti lead the teams out on to the pitch.
1' And we're under way as the Giallorossi kick off.
1' Veron makes a headed clearance from a Chivu free kick awarded for a foul by Ze Maria, but Roma stay in attack. Montella crosses from the right-wing by-line, Cambiasso clears.
Minutes Text commentary
50' Santiago Solari's deep cross from the left is caught by Doni.
50' Full time. Roma beat Inter 3-2.
48' Veron and Totti are sent off for headbutting each other.
45' Chivu concedes a right-wing corner. Figo crosses, Materazzi rises above the Giallorossi defence and heads on target. Doni saves.
45' Favalli is replaced by Solari.
45' 4 minutes of overtime.
43' Cruz wins Inter a left-wing corner. Figo takes, Doni punches clear. Veron passes to Oba, who fires wide from the edge of the box. Rosetti fails to spot a deflection and awards Roma a goal kick.
41' Adriano rises above Chivu and heads a cross wide of the right post.
39' Roma bring on Mexes for Taddei.
37' Figo sends a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. Kuffour makes a headed clearance.
36' Another corner to Inter as Favalli has a shot deflected.
36' Samuel controls Figo's corner at the back post but can't get a shot in from what was a very tight angle.
35' Veron's shot is deflected out for a corner by Kuffour.
34' The French midfielder shoots sends a low, long-range shot wide of the left post.
33' Roma bring on Dacourt for Mancini.
32' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Doni drops a catch in the area. Adriano pounces and slots into an open goal.
32' That was Inter's 4000th Serie A goal since the championship became a one-division tournament in 1929.
31' Inter bring on Obafemi Martins for Alvaro Recoba.
30' Nothing comes of the corner as Materazzi wastes a good chance in the box.
29' Cristian Chivu makes two headed clearances from Recoba crosses.
29' Panucci blocks another Recoba cross and Inter win a left-wing corner.
24' Inter have a penalty claim turned down as Cruz has his shirt pulled by Chivu in the Giallorossi box.
23' That was The Emperor's fourth league goal this season.
22' GOOOAAAALLL!!!!!! Adriano finds the top right corner of the net with a brilliant curling free kick from 30 yards.
21' Adriano tries from the distance but his effort is well over.
20' Doni makes an acrobatic save from Figo's cross in from the right.
19' El Chino sends another ball into the Roma box. Doni rises above Figo and collects.
18' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for a Kuffour foul on Cruz.
18' Adriano's header from Recoba's cross loops over the Roma.
17' Chivu makes a headed clearance from Figo's cross then intercepts an Adriano pass to the Portuguese winger.
15' Spalletti brings on Nonda for Montella.
14' Recoba's cross from the left bounces off Kuffour and into the arms of Doni.
12' Rosetti interrupts a scuffle between Perrotta and Cambiasso after a foul by the Roma midfielder on the Argentine. Recoba sends his free kick into the six-yard box, where Doni collects.
10' At the far post Recoba heads Figo's corner into the path of Cruz, who has his header is cleared off the line.
10' Roma keeper Doni is booked for time-wasting.
9' Recoba storms past Mancini on the left then crosses, but it's too long for Adriano. At the far side Figo is fouled and Inter win a free kick.
9' Recoba's curling effort is tipped over by Doni. Corner.
8' El Chino blasts his free kick high and wide.
8' Chivu intercepts Cambiasso's through ball for Cruz.
7' Cambiasso is brought down by Mancini on the left edge of the Giallorossi area. The Brazilian winger is booked.
5' Cruz's effort hits the Roma wall, then Recoba's follow-up shot is blocked.
4' Kuffour fouls Figo on the edge of the Roma box. Free kick.
2' Totti sends Julio Cesar the wrong way and it's 3-0 to Roma.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Mancini has brought on Adriano for Ze Maria at the start of the seocnd half.
1' Roma win a penalty as Montella is brought down by Samuel in the box.
Recoba
5.29
5.29
Cordoba
4.63
4.63
Materazzi
5.18
5.18
Adriano
7.89
7.89
Martins
5.53
5.53
Cruz
5.16
5.16
Favalli
4.85
4.85
Veron
5.12
5.12
Cambiasso
6.15
6.15
Ze Maria
3.83
3.83
Solari
4.81
4.81
Julio Cesar
4.53
4.53
Samuel
5.22
5.22
Figo
5.66
5.66
Average rating 5.27
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
16 fouls committed 20
9 corners 2
3 offsides 3
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Spalletti

Roberto Mancini has won 4, drawn 2 and lost 1 of his seven matches against Luciano Spalletti. Goals are guaranteed when these two coaches meet, with 13 goals for Mancini's teams and 9 for Spalletti's. And with 3 wins and a draw, Mancini has never lost at home to a team coached by Spalletti.

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2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Udinese 2-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-1 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-2 2-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Udinese 3-1 1-1

Mancini v Roma

In 13 matches against Roma since becoming a coach, Roberto Mancini has collected 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats. Mancini's teams have scored at least once in each of the six matches played at home (total 10 goals).

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2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Roma 3-1 ----
2002 Italian Super Cup Fiorentina-Roma ---- 0- 3
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Roma ---- 1- 2
2002/03 C. Italia Lazio-Roma 1-2 0-1
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Roma 2-2 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Roma 1-1 0-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Roma 2-0 3-3
2004/05 C. Italia Inter-Roma 1-0 2-0

Spalletti v Inter

In 13 competitive matches against Inter, Spalletti has garnered 5 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats. In Milan, sides coached by Spalletti have never drawn (2 wins & 4 defeats).

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1997/98 Serie A Empoli-Inter 1-1 1-4
1998/99 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter 4-0 0- 3
1999/00 Serie A Venezia-Inter 1-0 -----
2002/03 Serie A Udinese-Inter 2-1 2-1
2003/04 C. Italia Udinese-Inter 0-0 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-0 2-1
2004/05 Serie A Udinese-Inter 1-1 1-3

Nine Nerazzurri on target

Nine different Inter players (Cruz, Adriano, Martins, Cambiasso, Cordoba, Materazzi, Recoba, Samuel and Stankovic) have scored in the first 8 rounds of the Serie A championship - more than any other team.

Cruz: off the bench and in the net

Julio Cruz has come off the Inter bench to score four goals this season. No other team has scored as many goals with substitutes.

Inter invincible at home

At home, Inter's invincibility is 515 minutes long (last 65 minutes of UCL qualifying return against Shakhtar Donetsk after Elano's 25th-minute goal, plus entire league matches against Treviso, Lecce and Fiorentina, and entire Champions League Matchday 2 tie with Rangers). Including just Serie A matches, Inter haven't let in a goal for 723 minutes (last 3 minutes of Inter 3-2 Fiorentina last 20 March after Cordoba's 87th- minute own goal plus entire matches against Cagliari, Siena, Livorno and Reggina last term and Treviso, Lecce, Fiorentina and Livorno this season).

Inter two away from 4000th Serie A goal

At Udine on Sunday Julio Cruz scored Inter's 3988th goal in the one- division Serie A championship. The Nerazzurri are therefore two goals away from a milestone 4000, a number reached and surpassed only by Juventus. Inter's first goal in the one-division Serie A (from 1929 onwards) was scored by Enrico Rivolta in the 31st minute of Livorno 1-2 Inter on 6 October 1929. Goal number 1000 was Nyers' second in a 4-0 win at Sampdoria on 9 January 1949. Jair had the honour of scoring Inter's 2000th goal, the Nerazzurri's first in a 4-0 home win against Messina on 5 April 1964. Matteoli scored the Nerazzurri's 3000th league goal since 1929, netting the first in a 2-1 victory over Empoli in Milan on 18 January 1987.

Recoba & goals against Roma

Alvaro Recoba (78 goals in competitive matches in Italy), has put 6 past Roma, Bologna and Lecce. Against the Giallorossi El Chino scored in Venezia-Roma (1998/99 Serie A), in Inter-Roma (2000/01 Serie A), twice in Inter-Roma (2001/02 Serie A), in Inter-Roma (2002/03 Serie A) and in Roma-Inter (2004/05 Serie A).

Spalletti one away from 100th draw as coach

Sunday's Rome derby draw was Luciano Spalletti's 99th since becoming a coach. Tuscany native Spalletti has notched 54 stalemates in the Serie A, 18 in the Serie B, 13 in the Serie C1, 4 in the Coppa Italia, 1 in Europe and 1 in other competitions. Spalletti's first draw was Empoli 0-0 Spal, a Serie C1 match played on 1 May 1994.

No Roma away goal for 270'

The last time the Giallorossi scored on the road was last 28 August when Nonda scored in the 90th minute of Roma's 3-0 win at Roma. Spalletti's men are without a goal from their successive three away matches against Livorno, Cagliari and Empoli.

Happy birthday Chivu

Born in Resita, Romania on 26 October 1980, Roma defender Christian Chivu celebrates his 25th birthday on Wednesday.

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wins(45) draws(26) defeats(15)
MILAN - Inter were beaten 3-2 by Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday evening in a match that had a bit of everything.

Adriano scored his first league goals since the season opener against Treviso to give Inter a glimmer of hope after Roma stormed into a 3-0 lead.

Giallorossi striker Vincenzo Montella met Taddei's ball in from the left then poked past Julio Cesar from close range to give Roma the lead on 12 minutes.

Cambiasso saw his header from Veron's deflected shot ruled out for offside as the Nerazzurri pushed for an equaliser.

In a five-minute frenzy Mancini drove a diagonal shot on to the far post then Cruz headed a Recoba cross against the bar before Francesco Totti ran half the pitch then chipped Julio Cesar from 20 yards.

Roberto Mancini brought on Adriano for Ze Maria at the start of the second half, but the new 4-3-3 formation hardly had time to experiment as Totti converted a controversially awarded penalty to make it 3-0.

Adriano pulled one back with a magnificent curling free kick that found the top right corner, then reduced the deficit again with a shot into an open goal after Doni dropped a catch.

The Brazilian headed wide a golden opportunity to bring the sides level in a Nerazzurri-dominated final period.

In the third minute of added time Totti and Veron were dismissed for an exchange of headbutts and the Argentine is therefore ruled out of Saturday's trip to Genoa. Marco Materazzi also misses the Samp clash as he was already on a caution before his yellow card against Roma.

INTER 2-3 ROMA (HT: 0-2)

Scorers: Montella 12, Totti 30, (pen) 47, Adriano 67, 77

INTER (4-4-2): 12 Julio Cesar; 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel 16 Favalli (21 Solari 90); 13 Ze Maria (10 Adriano 46), 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 7 Figo; 20 Recoba (30 Martins 76), 9 Cruz
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 6 C.Zanetti, 8 Pizarro 11 Mihajlovic
Coach: Roberto Mancini

ROMA (4-2-3-1): 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 4 Kuffour, 13 Chivu, 25 Cufrè; 20 Perrotta, 16 De Rossi; 30 A.Mancini (15 Dacourt 78), 10 Totti, 11 Taddei (5 Mexes 84); 9 Montella (40 Nonda 60)
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 3 Bovo, 7 Alvarez, 17 Tommasi
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Turin)

Bookings: Chivu 16, Materazzi 34, Samuel 40, Mancini 52, Doni 55
Sent off: Veron 90+3, Totti 90+3

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Doni
Cordoba 2 Panucci
Materazzi 23 Kuffour
Samuel 25 Chivu
Favalli 16 Cufrè
Ze Maria 13 Perrotta
Cambiasso 19 De Rossi
Veron 14 Mancini
Figo 7 Totti
Recoba 20 Taddei
Cruz 9 Montella

substitutes

Toldo 1 Curci
Zanetti 6 Bovo
Pizarro 8 Mexes
Adriano 10 Alvarez
Mihajlovic 11 Dacourt
Solari 21 Tommasi
Martins 30 Nonda