Final score

11 March 2007 15:00

Inter
30' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic
10' (2nd half) Cruz
AC Milan
40' Ronaldo
referee Nicola Rizzoli / linesmen Stagnoli, Calcagno / 4th man Girardi
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MinutesText commentary
46'Dacourt is back on the pitch but he is clearly unable to continue the match.
46'AC Milan lead Inter 1-0 at the interval thanks to Ronaldo's 40th-minute strike.
45'1 minute of added time.
44'Olivier Dacourt is limping and it looks as if the French midfielder will be unable to continue.
44'Inter momentarily down to ten men as Dacourt receives medical attention on the touchline.
43'Pirlo gets a cross in from the left. Cordoa rises to make a headed clearance.
40'Against the run of play Milan take the lead through.... none other than Ronaldo, whose low left-foot shot from 20 yards is past Julio Cesar and into the bottom left corner.
39'Magnificent move by Luis Figo who bursts between Oddo and Bonera before flashing his diagonal shot wide of the far post from a tight angle.
38'Inter close again through Crespo. The Argentine rises at the near post and sends his header from Figo's right-wing cross narrowly wide of the back post.
37'Nothing comes of Seedorf's corner kick as the whistle goes for a foul by Bonera on Maxwell.
36'Cordoba makes a poked clearance to deny Kakà a crossing chance. Left-wing corner for Milan.
35'Ibrahimovic has a diagonal left-foot shot blocked by Oddo as Inter find openings down the left channel.
34'Milan attack back and Ronaldo is flagged offside before he slots home from inside the area.
33'Materazzi elegantly tackles Ronaldo and sets up a counter-attack. Ibra tries to squeeze between Gattuso and Bonera on the left but he loses possession.
30'Figo's corner is headed to safety by Gattuso.
30'Ibra booked for diving in the Milan area, but it looked as if Bonera had committed a foul on the Swedish forward.
29'Figo's outswinging cross is headed behind for a corner by Pirlo.
28'Gattuso tackles Figo on the by-line. Nothing comes of the resultant corner, but Inter win a second after Maxwell has a cross blocked. Materazzi is beaten to Figo's corner by Dida.
28'Free kick to Inter on the right wing after Jankulovski is adjudged to have fouled Stankovic.
27'Figo's left-wing cross spins off Oddo. Attacking throw-in for the Nerazzurri.
24'Crespo curls wide from just inside the Milan area. Good chance for Inter.
22'Oddo plays down the wing for Pirlo who beats Figo in the area but the Portuguese winger gets back to block the Italian's cross. Corner for Milan.
22'Rossoneri close through Pirlo, whose long-range shot dips dangerously, forcing Julio Cesar to tip over.
19'Ibra and Crespo chase a through ball but Dida is quick out. Inter remain in attack and Figo swings in a cross from the left, but it's too long for Crespo.
19'Back at the other end Milan win a right-wing corner after a Maxwell block from an Oddo diagonal shot.
18'Inter make an early substitution, with Maxwell coming on for Fabio Grosso who has picked up a muscular injury.
17'Inter come forward on the counter-attack but Ibra loses control after receiving from Crespo.
16'Materazzi blocks a Ronaldo diagonal shot after a combination between the Milan number 99 and his compatriot Kakà.
15'Pirlo's curling free kick is just wide of the left post.
14'Superb tackle by Materazzi on Seedorf after a mazy run by the Dutchman. Zanetti then sweeps clear an Ambrosini cross before Milan win a free kick in a central position 20 yards out for a Materazzi foul on Ronaldo.
10'Oddo squeezes past Grosso on the right and whips in a cross. Materazzi heads clear. Ancelotti's men remain in the Inter third and Jankulovski slices his shot way off target from 30 yards.
9'Stankovic blocks an Oddo cross from the right and sets up a counter-attack, but nothing comes of the move as the Rossoneri regain possession on the halfway line.
7'Inter win a free kick on the left wing, awarded for a sliding tackle by Gattuso on Stankovic.
7'Dejan gets into a shooting position and fires wide from 25 yards.
6'Back in the Rossoneri half Ibra wins Inter a left-wing corner.
6'Figo's corner is headed into the middle of the area by Ibra at the back post. Pirlo smashes clear.
5'Seedorf does the same at the other end as the Dutch midfielder looks to feed Ronaldo.
4'Materazzi overhits his long pass down the left for Ibrahimovic.
3'The Argentine striker turns and fires over from the edge of the box after receiving from Stankovic.
2'Crespo intercepts a Bonera clearance and rifles a low shot on target from 20 yards. Dida saves.
1'Good afternoon and welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for the 266th Milan derby.
1'Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 5 Stankovic, 15 Dacourt, 7 Figo, 4 Zanetti; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo.
1'AC Milan: 1 Dida; 44 Oddo, 25 Bonera, 3 Maldini, 18 Jankulovski; 8 Gattuso, 21 Pirlo, 23 Ambrosini, 10 Seedorf; 22 Kakà; 99 Ronaldo.
1'A rumoured 30,000 plastic whistles have been distributed around the stadium as Inter fans prepare to greet a certain ex-Nerazzurri player.
1'Before kick-off there will be a minute's silence in memory of Inter legend Benito Lorenzi, who died on Saturday 3 March aged 81.
1'Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
MinutesText commentary
47'Materazzi heads to safety Pirlo's free kick from the halfway line.
47'Full time. Inter come from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1.
46'Ibrahimovic races into the box but can't find a way past Daniele Bonera.
45'2 minutes of added time.
44'Julio Cesar grasps a Cafu cross from the right to deny Gilardino.
43'Dida blocks a diagonal shot from Ibrahimovic as Inter come looking for a third.
42'Maldini just fails to connect with a Pirlo ball into the Inter area.
41'Cordoba booked for a foul on Ronaldo.
38'Kakà overhits his floated crossfield pass for Gourcuff.
36'Cordoba makes a clearance from a Cafu cross.
36'Cruz tries a one-two with Ibra but the Swede's return ball is wayward.
34'Milan bring on Gourcuff for Gattuso.
30'Ronaldo beats Cordoba to Figo's cross and heads clear.
30'IBRACADABRA!!!!!!!!! Cruz robs Jankulovski of the ball on the right edge of the Milan area and cuts back for Ibra to slide into the bottom left corner from 12 yards.
29'Free kick to Inter on the right after a Maldini foul on Ibra.
27'Pirlo is booked for protesting whilst the Inter wall positions itself.
27'Marek Jankulovski's free kick hits the Inter wall.
26'Samuel booked for a challenge on Ronaldo. Milan's free kick is in a central position 30 yards out.
25'Carlo Ancelotti replaces Clarence Seedorf with Alberto Gilardino.
24'Ronaldo blazes wide a 20-metre shot taken with the outside of his right foot.
22'Ibra hooks in after Dida drops Figo's cross from the left corner flag, but Rizzoli blows his whistle for a Cordoba foul on the Milan custodian.
22'Javier Zanetti cleans up in the Inter area to deny Ronaldo a scoring chance.
21'Free kick to Inter 30 yards out on the right. Figo's outswinger is headed behind by Milan captain Paolo Maldini, playing his 600th Serie A match this afternoon.
19'Milan awarded a free kick 20 yards out for a Burdisso foul on Kakà.
19'Pirlo's free kick is over the Inter wall but too central. Julio Cesar makes a comfortable catch.
17'Cafu replaces Massimo Oddo.
16'Bonera makes a crucial tackle on Stankovic to deny the Serbian a clear shot on goal after Ibrahimovic's looping pass over the Milan backline. Samuel's header from the resulting corner is over the bar.
15'Ibra muscles his way past two red and black shirts but Pirlo gets back well to intercept the Swedish striker.
14'Kakà cross-shot from 20 yards. Easy save for Julio Cesar.
12'Cruz close to a second goal with a sublime touch of the ball. Maxwell gets a cross in from the left and El Jardinero backheels over the bar with his back to goal.
10'GOOOOAAAAAALLL!!!!!! Julio Cruz makes an instant impact with Inter's equalising goal. El Jardinero rams home from close range after Dida fails to hold an Ibrahimovic cross.
10'Cruz' goal came just 11 seconds after he came on for Crespo!
9'Mancini makes his third and final switch. On comes Julio Cruz for Hernan Crespo.
8'Gennaro Gattuso goes close for Milan. The Italy midfielder smashes wide of the far post from an acute angle after entering the box from the right.
7'Samuel heads clear a Pirlo free kick as the Rossoneri attack back.
6'Ibrahimovic runs on to a Zanetti ball into the box before unleashing a thunderous diagonal shot that Dida does well to save.
2'Jankulovski clears a Figo cross from the left edge of the Rossoneri box.
1'Milan get the second half under way. FORZA INTER!!!!
1'Inter have replaced the injured Olivier Dacourt with Walter Samuel. Nicolas Burdisso has moved into a midfield position.
Zanetti
7.76
7.76
Cordoba
7.78
7.78
Materazzi
8.07
8.07
Crespo
6.36
6.36
Cruz
9.2
9.2
Stankovic
7
7
Burdisso
7.4
7.4
Julio Cesar
6.83
6.83
Samuel
7.23
7.23
Figo
8.32
8.32
Grosso
6.24
6.24
Maxwell
7.3
7.3
Dacourt
6.54
6.54
Ibrahimovic
9.15
9.15
Average rating7.51
5shots on target3
6shots off target6
13fouls committed21
6corners7
2offsides5
23:32ball possession22:35
Mancini v Ancelotti

The two coaches have met on 14 occasions. Mancini has won 4, drawn 3 and lost 7. The current Inter coach's only home draw against Ancelotti was a 1-1 stalemate between Lazio and AC Milan on 28 September 2002. He has won 2 and lost 4 of the other 6 home games.

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2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Juventus 1-3 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-AC Milan 1-1 2-2
2003/04 Coppa 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 Champions League Inter-AC Milan 0-3 tav 0-2
2005/06 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 3-2 0-1
2006/07 Serie A Inter-AC Milan ---- 4-3

Mancini v AC Milan

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has won 5, drawn 3 and lost 7 of his 15 matches against AC Milan.

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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 UCL Inter-AC Milan 0-3 (forfeit win) 0-2
2005/06 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 3-2, 0-1
2006/07 Serie A Inter-AC Milan ---- 4-3

Ancelotti v Inter

In 23 matches against Inter, current AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has collected 13 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats. His Rossoneri teams have scored in each game against Inter, netting 11 goals in 6 matches.

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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 Champions 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 Champions League AC Milan-Inter 2-0 3-0 tav
2005/06 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 2-3
2006/07 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 3-4 ----

First afternoon derby in 14 years

The last Milan derby to be played at 15:00 in the afternoon was almost 14 years ago, on 7 November 1993. On that occasion Milan won 2-1 thanks to goals from Panucci (34') and Papin (52'). Bergkamp (64') replied from the penalty spot.

Inter unbeaten in 34 games

Inter are unbeaten in 34 competitive matches, with 27 victories (including 11 wins in a row - 7 wins in Serie A, 2 in Coppa Italia & 2 in Champions League from 25 October 2006 to 2 December 2006 - a club record under the administration of Moratti) and 7 draws since their last defeat, a 2-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on 27 September 2006.

No Inter defeat in 28 league games

Inter's last Serie A defeat was the 1-0 reverse at Empoli on 30 April 2006. Since that date the Nerazzurri have played 28 top-tier matches, winning 22 and drawing 6.

Inter's sprint starts in 2006/07

Inter have scored 10 goals in the opening fifteen-minute periods of Serie A matches in 2006/07 - more than any other team. The Nerazzurri are also the top flight's most prolific side from the 61st to 75th minutes of league games this season, with 14 goals scored.

Stankovic, Mariano Gonzalez & goals against Milan

Dejan Stankovic has scored 55 goals in competitive games since moving to Italy. The Serbian has scored four against AC Milan and Lecce. Milan are one of three teams Mariano Gonzalez has scored twice against. The others are Bari and Lazio. The Argentine winger has notched 10 goals since moving to Italy.

Rossoneri unbeaten in 15 league games

Since their 2-1 defeat at home to Roma on 11 November 2006, Milan have collected 9 wins and 6 draws from 15 Serie A games.

Eight Milan goals from subs

Eight of AC Milan's 36 league goals this season have been scored by substitutes, more than any other club taking part in the 2006/07 championship. Oliveira (2), Borriello, Gilardino, Inzaghi, Kakà, Kaladze and Seedorf have come off the bench to score for Ancelotti's team.

Milan & goalless draws

The Rossoneri have played out 6 goalless draws in 26 rounds of Serie A matches this season - more than any other team.

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wins(34)draws(31)defeats(29)
MILAN - Julio Cruz and Zlatan Ibrahimovic set each other up as Inter replied to Ronaldo's opener to defeat the Rossoneri 2-1 in Sunday's 266th Milan derby.

The win moves table toppers Inter 19 points clear of Roma who play Udinese in tonight's late game, and stretches the Nerazzurri's long unbeaten run to 35 games.

The first afternoon derby in 14 years kicked off after a minute's silence in memory of Inter legend Benito Lorenzi. And 'Veleno', a protagonist of a many a derby in the 1950s, would have been proud as Mancini's side produced a memorable second-half comeback after falling behind just before the break.

Inter carved out more chances than their city rivals in an end-to-end opening half with Hernan Crespo going close on three occasions before Ronaldo scored against the run of play.

The Argentine rifled wide a low shot after intercepting a Bonera clearance in the second minute as Inter made their intentions clear.

Mancini made an early switch with Maxwell replacing the injured Fabio Grosso on 18 minutes.

A period of Milan pressure midway through the half saw Andrea Pirlo send a curling free kick just wide of the left post before the Italy midfielder forced a tipped save from Julio Cesar when his 25-yarder dipped dangerously.

The Nerazzurri hit back and Crespo curled wide from an inviting position in the box after a mistake by the Rossoneri backline.

He went even closer with a flicked header from a right-wing cross by Figo, who then barged between Oddo and Bonera on the opposite flank before flashing his shot narrowly wide from a tight angle.

Ex-Inter striker Ronaldo gave his new club a shock lead five minutes before the interval with a venomous left-foot strike from 25 yards that found the bottom left corner.

With Dacourt unable to continue after sustaining a muscular injury in the closing stages of the first half, Mancini brought on Walter Samuel for the restart, moving Burdisso into a midfield position.

The Inter boss made his third and final switch nine minutes in. And what a decision it turned out to be. Eleven seconds after replacing Hernan Crespo, Julio Cruz rammed in from five yards to bring the teams level after Dida failed to hold an Ibra cross.

An inspired Cruz almost scored an quick second but his backheeled effort from Maxwell's left-wing centre finished over the bar.

Milan had Bonera to thank for denying Stankovic a clear chance on goal after the Serbian was put through by Ibrahimovic.

Cruz repaid Ibra's earlier favour for Inter's second goal on 75 minutes. The Argentine robbed Jankulovski on the right before cutting back for the Swede to slide into the left corner from 12 yards and lift the roof off the Meazza.

INTER 2-1 AC MILAN (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Ronaldo 40, Cruz 54, Ibrahimovic 75.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso (6 Maxwell 18); 5 Stankovic, 15 Dacourt (25 Samuel 46), 7 Figo, 4 Zanetti; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (9 Cruz 54).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 20 Recoba, 21 Solari, 91 Mariano Gonzalez.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

AC Milan: 1 Dida; 44 Oddo (2 Cafu 62), 25 Bonera, 3 Maldini, 18 Jankulovski; 8 Gattuso (20 Gourcuff 79), 21 Pirlo, 10 Seedorf (11 Gilardino 70), 23 Ambrosini; 22 Kakà; 99 Ronaldo.
Subs not used: 16 Kalac, 7 Oliveira, 17 Simic, 32 Brocchi.
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).

Booked: Ibrahimovic 30, Samuel 71, Pirlo 72, Cordoba 86.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12Dida
Burdisso 16Oddo
Cordoba 2Bonera
Materazzi 23Maldini
Grosso 11Jankulovski
Zanetti 4Gattuso
Dacourt 15Pirlo
Stankovic 5Ambrosini
Figo 7Seedorf
Ibrahimovic 8Kakà
Crespo 18Ronaldo

substitutes

Toldo 1kalac
Maxwell 6Cafu
Samuel 25Simic
Solari 21Gourcuff
Gonzalez 91Brocchi
Cruz 9Oliveira
Recoba 20Gilardino