Final score

19 November 2006 15:00

Inter
4' Crespo
Reggina
referee Gianluca Rocchi / linesmen Ayroldi, Carrer / 4th man Pinzani
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Aronica's long-range effort takes a deflection. Corner to Reggina. Aronica's cross is headed clear by Ivan Cordoba.
46' Hernan Crespo's splendid early strike separates the two teams after the opening 45 minutes at the Giuseppe Meazza.
45' Stankovic's cross from a Figo pass is deflected out for a corner by Aronica.
45' Nothing comes of the corner.
45' One minute of added time.
43' Crespo's shot from a Burdisso left-wing cross is well off-target.
42' Mesto wins a corner for Reggina after combining well with Leon on the right wing. Cordoba's headed clearance from the corner falls to Modesto whose deflected shot wins the Amaranto another corner kick.
40' Figo plays short to Stankovic. The Serbian's long-range effort is well wide.
39' Free kick to Inter in a central position 30 yards out, awarded for a foul on Cruz.
38' Julio 'El Jardinero' Cruz goes close with a low shot from a tight angle after receiving from Solari on the left side of the Reggina area.
37' Reggina coach Walter Mazzarri is sent off for protesting.
33' Tognozzi fires wide from inside the Inter box after Burdisso's attempt at a headed clearance from Leon's free kick spins up into the air.
30' Great defending by Javier Zanetti. The Inter captain races back to beat Missiroli to a Leon pass and calmly brings the ball out of defence.
30' Pelizzoli blocks a Crespo effort from a Figo through ball. Figo then goes close with a hooked volley from the loose ball.
28' Santiago Solari skips past an opponent on the left, advances a yard and sends a cross-shot narrowly wide of the back post.
26' Nicolas Burdisso booked for a foul on Leon.
25' Stankovic shakes off challenges from two opponents before passing low into the Reggina area. Crespo and Cruz, playing in attack together for the first time this season, are beaten to the ball.
25' Figo enters the Reggina box from the right after taking on an opponent. The Portuguese winger's diagonal shot is blocked.
24' Missiroli receives on the left and whips in a cross for Leon, whose shot is blocked by two Inter players.
23' Stankovic looks for Crespo on the edge of the Reggina area. Lanzaro intercepts and clears.
20' Samuel booked for a foul on Bianchi.
18' Reggina split the Inter defence open with a good move down the right. Samuel blocks a Leon shot from a left-wing Modesto cross.
13' Stankovic blocks a Leon cross from the right. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
12' Free kick to Reggina in a central position 25 yards out. Leon's effort is over the bar.
11' Julio Cesar makes a one-handed save from Leon's cross-shot from a narrow angle.
10' The Calabrians go close again. This time Simone Missiroli sends a flicked header on to the post.
9' Reggina close as their captain Mesto bursts past Burdisso in the area before crossing to the far post where Cordoba makes a headed clearance to deny Bianchi a tap-in.
7' Bianchi is beaten to Leon's free kick into the Inter box.
4' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!! Magnificent goal by Hernan Crespo, who runs on to Patrick Vieira's looping headed pass over an opponent in the area before lashing right-footed into the back of the net.
3' A Figo cross spins off Amerini and falls to Burdisso who crosses from the left wing to the far post. Reggina head clear to deny Cruz.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Reggina. With Palermo beaten at Cagliari last night, a victory this afternoon will see the Nerazzurri move three points clear at the top of the Serie A table.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 16 Burdisso; 7 Figo, 5 Stankovic, 14 Vieira, 21 Solari; 9 Cruz, 18 Crespo.
1' Reggina: 22 Pelizzoli; 55 Lanzaro, 4 Giosa, 6 Aronica; 20 Mesto, 16 Amerini, 8 Tognozzi, 23 Modesto; 27 Leon, 9 Bianchi, 34 Missiroli.
1' Reggina kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!!!!
Minutes Text commentary
48' Zanetti wins Inter a corner in the dying seconds after a run down the left.
48' There's no time to take the corner as Rocchi blows his whistle. Inter beat Reggina 1-0 and move three points clear at the top of the table. See you on Wednesday for Inter v Sporting Lisbon.
45' Adriano receives from Stankovic on the left and unselfishly plays back to the Serbian who has continued his run, but Dejan slices wide his shot from the edge of the Reggina area.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
42' Free kick to the Amaranto on the right. Samuel makes a headed clearance.
41' Stankovic's ball wide for Adriano is cut out by a Reggina defender, who plays back to Pelizzoli.
41' Reggina bring on Danish player Nielsen for Amerini.
39' Dejan Stankovic floats a ball over to Adriano on the right side of the Reggina area but Aronica keeps the Brazilian at bay.
39' Leon booked for a foul on Burdisso.
38' Crespo overhits his pass for Adriano in the Reggina area. Pelizzoli gathers the ball.
37' Reggina replace Tognozzi with Carobbio.
34' Pelizzoli smothers a Crespo cross into the six-yard box from the right wing.
32' Reggina have an equalising goal ruled out. Tognozzi's shot from 25 yards comes off Bianchi, who was in an offside position, and goes over the line.
32' Mesto booked for protesting.
31' Rios looks for Bianchi with a high cross from the right. Maicon gets to the ball first and heads clear.
30' Inter make their third subsitution. And it's a tactical one as Olivier Dacourt replaces Luis Figo.
29' Tognozzi is lucky to stay on the field after a bad foul on Figo. Free kick to Inter in a central position about 40 yards out.
28' Giosa beats Adriano to Figo's pass down the left and plays calmly back to Pelizzoli.
25' Free kick to Reggina on the right wing. Leon's cross is headed clear by Walter Samuel.
24' Inter hit Reggina on the break but fail to capitalise as Adriano is beaten to a Crespo cross from the left.
22' Figo's cross from the left-wing corner flag is cleared as far as Maicon, whose cross from the right is headed wide by Cordoba at the back post.
22' Pelizzoli beats Crespo to a Figo cross from the left.
21' Figo's curling free kick is cleared by the Reggina defence but the Nerazzurri remain in attack and Crespo has an effort deflected wide for a corner.
20' Free kick to Inter 25 yards out on the right side of the Reggina area for an Amerini foul on Maicon.
19' Aronica cuts out Stankovic's low through ball for Crespo.
19' Javier Zanetti gets to the edge of the Reggina area and unleashes a right-foot shot that goes over the far post.
18' Rios is straight into the action. The Argentine sends a right-foot volley wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post.
17' Reggina bring on Rios for the injured Missiroli.
13' Adriano combines well with Maicon in the opposing box but the Reggina defence clears.
12' Julio Cesar is quick off his line to deny Modesto a clear chance on goal.
11' Tognozzi booked for a foul on Vieira.
10' Crespo fails to reach an Adriano ball in from the left wing.
9' Reggina hit back at Inter who have Zanetti to thank for a hooked clearance in his own box.
9' Roberto Mancini makes his second switch: on comes Maicon for Solari.
8' Crespo receives on the left after a mazy run by Solari and whips in a cross. Aronica clears.
7' Inter replace Julio Cruz (knee injury) with Adriano, who makes his return to competitive action after a month out.
6' Crucial intervention by Vieira who beats Missiroli to Bianchi's headed pass into the Inter six-yard box.
4' The Meazza applauds Julio Cesar for a terrific one-handed save from Tognozzi's 20-yard shot.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Giosa makes a headed clearance from a Zanetti cross as the Nerazzurri make an attacking start to the second period.
Zanetti
7.87
7.87
Cordoba
6.82
6.82
Adriano
7.32
7.32
Crespo
7.86
7.86
Cruz
6.63
6.63
Stankovic
6.92
6.92
Burdisso
5.65
5.65
Solari
6.86
6.86
Julio Cesar
7.69
7.69
Samuel
6.68
6.68
Figo
6.42
6.42
Maicon
7.15
7.15
Dacourt
6.79
6.79
Vieira
6.96
6.96
Average rating 6.97
3 shots on target 3
8 shots off target 7
29 fouls committed 16
4 corners 8
0 offsides 2
26:01 ball possession 27:47
Inter v Reggina

1971/72 Coppa Italia Inter-Reggina 6-0
1988/89 Coppa Italia Inter-Reggina 3-0
1999/00 Serie A Inter-Reggina 1-1 1-0
2000/01 Serie A Inter-Reggina 1-1 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Reggina 3-0 2-1
2003/04 Coppa Italia Inter-Reggina 2-1 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Reggina 6-0 2-0
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Reggina 0-0 0-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Reggina 4-0 4-0

Mazzarri v Inter

Mazzarri's teams have never scored in their 2 draws and 2 defeats from matches played against Inter.

Details:

2004/05 Serie A Reggina-Inter 0-0 0-0
2005/06 Serie A Reggina-Inter 0-4 0-4

Mancini v Reggina

Roberto Mancini has faced Reggina on eight occasions since becoming a coach. He has won 3, drawn 3 and lost 2.

Details:

2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 0-1 3-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 1-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Reggina 0-0 0-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Reggina 4-0 4-0

Mancini v Mazzarri

Mancini's teams have let in zero goals in his four competitive meetings with Mazzarri (2 wins and 2 draws).

Details:

2004/05 Serie A Inter-Reggina 0-0 0-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Reggina 4-0 4-0

Inter on target in 24 consecutive Serie A home games

Since their goalless draw with Reggina at the Meazza on 29 May 2005, the Nerazzurri have scored in 24 consecutive Serie A matches at home, netting a total of 60 goals.

Last Inter defeat in April

Empoli 0-1 lnter on 30 April 2006 was the last time Inter lost a Serie A match. Since that date the Nerazzurri have won 8 and drawn 5. After eleven rounds of 2006/07 Serie A matches Inter are the only unbeaten team.

No red card against Inter's opponents so far

Inter are one of three 2006/07 Serie A teams yet to have had an opponent sent off this season. The other two Atalanta and Udinese.

Zanetti on fire in November

Javier Zanetti broke his four-year goal drought with Inter's first goal in the 2-0 home win over Ascoli. And November is the Inter captain's most fruitful month of the year, with 5 of his 11 Serie A goals coming in the eleventh calendar month.

Crespo prolific in November

According to the statistics Hernan Crespo is one of most decisive players after eleven rounds of Serie A matches. The Argentine forward's goals in the victories over Roma, Chievo and AC Milan have won Inter 9 points. And the immediate future looks good for the Nerazzurri, as November is one of Crespo's two most prolific months of the footballing year. He has scored 17 of his 118 Italian goals in the eleventh calendar month, the same number as in April.

First-half sprints, second-half carelessness

After eleven rounds of Serie A matches, Inter are the most prolific team in the first quarter-hour periods of games, with 5 goals scored. In contrast, ten of the thirteen league goals let in by Inter so far this Serie A season (76.9% of the total) have come in second halves: 2 from 46'-60', 2 from 61'-75', and 6 from 76'-90'.

Reggina's second-half scoring form

Nine of Reggina's twelve goals have come in the second halves of Serie A matches this season. That's 75% of the total.

No away goal against Reggina for 214 minutes

The Amaranto from Reggio Calabria have not conceded a goal in Serie A matches away from since the 3-0 defeat at Fiorentina. Since Blasi's 56th-minute goal at the Franchi on 22 October, Reggina have gone without conceding for the remaining 34 minutes of that game from the entire away games at Lazio (0-0) and Siena (0-1), a total of 214 minutes.

No Reggina goal against Inter in Serie A for 631 minutes

Nakamura's 89th-minute goal in a 2-1 away defeat to Inter on 22 September 2002 was the last time the Calabrians scored against the Nerazzurri. Including the remaining minute of that game plus the subsequent Serie A meetings between the two sides, Reggina haven't netted against Inter for 631 competitive minutes.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(6) draws(3) defeats(0)
MILAN - Hernan Crespo scored a stunning volley at the Giuseppe Meazza to give Inter a 1-0 home win against Reggina and put the Nerazzurri three points clear of Palermo at the top of the Serie A table ahead of next Sunday's clash with the Sicilians at the Renzo Barbera.

Crespo, playing up front with Julio Cruz for the first time this season, lashed into the back of the net in the fourth minute after headed passes from Stankovic and Vieira to score his fifth league goal this season.

The visitors from Reggio Calabria reacted well after falling behind and could have levelled in between vital penalty-area clearances from Cordoba and Samuel when Simone Missiroli's flicked header came back off the post.

Julio Cesar gave another polished performance in goal with a couple of fine one-handed saves from Leon and Tognozzi to keep a determined Reggina side at bay.

Inter had chances to increase their lead through Solari, Crespo and Cruz, who made way for Adriano early in the second half after sustaining a knee injury.

Reggina, who had coach Walter Mazzarri sent off for protesting shortly before the break, had a goal ruled out for offside in the 77th minute when Tognozzi's shot from 25 yards went over the line via the shoulder of Bianchi.

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

Scorer: Crespo 4

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 16 Burdisso; 7 Figo (15 Dacourt 75), 5 Stankovic, 14 Vieira, 21 Solari (13 Maicon 54); 9 Cruz (10 Adriano 52), 18 Crespo
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Grosso, 16 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi
Coach: Roberto Mancini

REGGINA: 22 Pelizzoli; 55 Lanzaro, 4 Giosa, 6 Aronica; 20 Mesto, 16 Amerini (18 Nielsen 86), 8 Tognozzi (14 Carobbio ), 23 Modesto, 27 Leon, 9 Bianchi, 34 Missiroli (11 Rios 62))
Subs not used: 30 Campagnolo, 5 Di Dio, 15 Barillà, 21 Castiglia
Coach: Walter Mazzarri

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence)

Booked: Samuel 20, Burdisso 26, Tognozzi 56, Mesto 77, Leon 84
Sent off: Mazzarri 37

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Pelizzoli
Zanetti 4 Lanzaro
Cordoba 2 Giosa
Samuel 25 Aronica
Burdisso 16 Mesto
Figo 7 Amerini
Vieira 14 Tognozzi
Stankovic 5 Modesto
Solari 21 Leon
Cruz 9 Bianchi
Crespo 18 Missiroli

substitutes

Toldo 1 Campagnolo
Grosso 11 Di Dio
Maicon 13 Rios
Materazzi 23 Carobbio
Dacourt 15 Barillà
Cambiasso 19 Nielsen
Adriano 10 Castiglia