Final score

1 April 2007 15:00

Inter
25' (2nd half) Crespo
10' (2nd half) Maxwell
Parma
referee Stefano Farina / linesmen Ghiandai, Cini / 4th man Marelli
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MinutesText commentary
46'It's 0-0 after the first half at the Giuseppe Meazza.
45'Maxwell collects a Figo ball down the left and is fouled by Ferronetti. Nothing comes of the free kick.
45'1 minute of added time.
44'Stankovic's low effort from 20 yards is easily saved by Bucci.
43'Cambiasso combines with Zanetti as the Nerazzurri come surging forward, and sees his low shot blocked by Bucci.
43'Paci booked for a foul on Zanetti.
42'Parravicini's ambitious attempt from 25 yards spins off Cambiasso.
41'Cambiasso just fails to connect with Adriano's cross, which shaves the head of Couto. Nothing comes of the resultant corner.
40'Inter win a free kick 40 yards out. Stankovic delivers the cross, Couto's half-clearance falls to Crespo, and the Argentine forward crashes his volley over.
39'Adri is flagged offside as he runs on to Cambiasso's long, high ball over the Parma backline.
38'Adriano is dispossessed by Paci after receiving in the area from Figo.
37'Crespo unleashes a shot from 20 yards. It's just over.
36'Adriano has a left-foot effort blocked by Fernando Couto as Inter pile on the pressure.
35'Marco Materazzi close to an opening goal. The Italian defender's overhead kick from inside the area is tipped over by Bucci after an Inter free kick spins off the Parma wall.
35'Budan makes a clearance from Figo's corner but the Portuguese winger regains possession. Parma clear, again through Budan, after a but of pinball in the box.
34'Stankovic one-twos with Adriano and wins Inter a free kick 25 yards out after being fouled by Paci.
33'At the other end Crespo's looping header from Maxwell's left-wing cross is caught by veteran keeper Luca Bucci.
32'Gasbarroni collects a Rossi pass and tries to lob Toldo, but Francesco makes a high catch.
30'Free kick to the Gialloblu 25 yards out after a Maicon foul from behind on Budan.
30'Parravicini's powerful right-foot strike from Gasbarroni's short pass is over the left post.
29'Castellini plays through the legs of Maicon down the left but Burdisso makes a timely tackle to dispossess the Parma player and end a dangerous move.
27'Play interrupted as Materazzi receives medical attention following a clash with Budan.
27'Marco is okay to continue, and returns to the pitch after a few seconds on the touchline.
26'Good chance for Inter. Adriano fires over from close range after a defence-splitting move involving Maicon, Figo and Crespo.
24'Stankovic overhits his ball for Figo on the right wing. Goal kick for Parma.
24'Figo, Maicon combine on the right but the flag goes up for offside.
23'Crespo's through ball is a shade too long for Stankovic. Bucci saves.
22'Another cross by Figo. Contini hooks clear.
21'Figo whips in a cross from the right. Bucci is quick to grasp the ball and deny Adriano.
18'Gasbarroni wins a duel with Cambiasso on the left channel and creates space for a shot. The Parma midfielder's curling effort is wide of the far post.
17'Ferronetti crosses from the right. Maxwell heads clear.
16'Stankovic's poked ball into the box for Crespo is intercepted by Parravicini and headed clear.
15'Stankovic wins the ball off Paci and is goalbound but the Parma full-back gets back to tackle the Serbian midfielder and concede a corner.
15'Figo plays a short corner with Stankovic and takes the return pass across the face of the Parma area before firing wide a crisp right-foot shot.
13'Rossi blazes way off target from distance.
11'Maicon slaloms past two opponents after latching on to an Adriano backheel. The Brazilian full-back looks for Crespo but goes down following a challenge.
10'Adriano's diagonal shot from Crespo's pass is saved by Bucci. Parma hit Inter on the break and the Nerazzurri have Toldo to thank for a good block from Giuseppe Rossi.
9'Gasbarroni sends a low shot on target from 30 yards. Toldo gets down to make the save.
8'Bucci makes a punched clearance from Figo's inswinging corner kick.
7'Paci blocks a Maxwell left-wing cross. The first corner of the game goes our way.
6'Rossi fires straight at Toldo from 25 yards.
5'Inter close through Cambiasso, who stabs wide from just inside the area after a Stankovic cross.
4'Figo has a cross cleared after receiving in space from Maicon.
3'Figo looks for Crespo with a ball to the edge of the Parma area, but Ferronetti intercepts.
2'Crespo chests down a Cambiasso pass but the flag goes up for hand ball.
1'Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for Inter v Parma.
1'A black 'n blue victory this afternoon will see us move 20 points clear of Roma, but second-from-bottom Parma have come to town in seach of valuable points in their bid to stay up.
1'Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 7 Figo, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 4 Zanetti; 18 Crespo, 10 Adriano.
1'Parma: 5 Bucci; 26 Ferronetti, 28 Paci, 24 Couto, 14 Contini, 7 Castellini; 18 Gasbarroni, 4 Dessena, 55 Parravicini; 20 Budan, 8 Rossi.
1'The match will kick off after a minute's silence in memory of former Siena president Paolo De Luca, who died yesterday.
1'Inter kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
1'Giuseppe Rossi receives wide from Budan and swings in a cross. Materazzi makes a headed clearance.
MinutesText commentary
49'Full time. Inter beat Parma 2-0 and move 20 points clear of Roma. Today's victory was Roberto Mancini's 100th as Inter coach.
48'Giuseppe Rossi has a diagonal shot blocked by Toldo.
47'Alvaro Recoba forces Bucci into a diving save with a fierce left-foot drive from 20 yards.
45'4 minutes of added time.
44'Nothing comes of the Parma free kick. Inter hit Parma on the break. Mariano Gonzalez storms down the left and crosses to Adriano who is in acres of space. The Brazilian switches to his left foot and fires over the bar.
43'Burdisso blocks and clears a Bocchetti cross from the left.
43'Free kick to Parma 25 yards out, awarded for a Dacourt foul on Parravicini.
42'Mariano Gonzalez is tripped by Bolano during a run on goal. Free kick to Inter 20 yards out (Recoba territory).
42'El Chino's effort is too central. Bucci saves.
40'Parma bring on Bocchetti for Paci.
38'Morfeo's shot on the turn from Bolano's left-wing cross is well blocked by Toldo at the left post.
36'Toldo parries Gasbarroni's diagonal shot. The midfielder then flicks the ball over the Inter keeper but Maicon saves off the line.
35'Inter close to a third. Adriano's header from Recoba's pinpoint curling cross hits the underside of the crossbar and bounces back off the line.
34'Inter replace Crespo with Mariano Gonzalez.
32'Ex-Inter player Domenico Morfeo cautioned for fouling Maicon just outside the Inter area.
31'Toldo says no to Gasbarroni with a great reflex save from the Parma midfielder.
30'Materazzi booked for a foul on Morfeo. Marco will automatically miss next Saturday's trip to the Granillo.
29'Parma bring on Morfeo for Budan and Bolano for Castellini.
29'Contini gets back well to deny Crespo a chance for a third. Corner for Inter.
29'Recoba's outswinging cross from the left corner flag is cleared by the Parma defence.
25'Inter bring on Recoba and Dacourt for Figo and Maxwell.
25'GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Hernan Crespo sidefoots into an open net after receiving square from Adriano. Inter 2-0 Parma.
24'Gasbarroni tries to chip Toldo from 20 yards. His effort goes over the bar.
23'Adriano blasts into the Curva Nord from 30 yards.
22'Maxwell collects a Figo pass on the left and sees his chipped cross caught by Bucci.
21'Excellent sliding tackle by Zanetti on Budan to deny Parma a chance from a counter-attack.
21'Materazzi blocks a Giuseppe Rossi shot.
19'Maicon races in from the right and hooks over after collecting a return pass from Adriano.
19'Rossi fires a low shot narrowly wide after taking the ball past Maxwell.
17'Figo tries to do a Maxewll but he is tackled by Paci.
16'Stankovic blazes wide of the left post after leaving the entire Parma defence for dead.
15'Castellini's left-wing cross for Rossi is plucked out of the air by Francesco Toldo.
14'Maxwell close to a second, but Contini blocks after the defender receives from Adriano.
14'Adriano yellow-carded for fouling Dessena.
11'GOOOOAAAALLL!!!!!!!! Amazing goal by Maxwell. The Brazilian left-back wins the ball on the touchline, one-twos with Crespo, then slaloms past three Parma defenders and crashes his shot into the roof of the net. What a way to open his scoring account!
9'Figo's cross from the right is blocked by Castellini.
7'Maicon's poked ball into the Parma box is cleared by Couto. Stankovic, Cambiasso, Adriano and Crespo combine, but the Gialloblu make a second clearance.
4'Maicon blocks a ferocious left-foot shot from Rossi.
4'At the other end, Dejan Stankovic's curling cross is caught by Bucci.
3'Ferronetti has a right-wing cross blocked by Nicolas Burdisso.
2'Figo's dangerous inswinging cross is headed clear by Catsellini.
1'Parma kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!!!!
1'Dessena booked for fouling Adriano. Inter win a free kick 25 yards out.
Recoba
7.78
7.78
Zanetti
7.52
7.52
Materazzi
7.61
7.61
Toldo
8.08
8.08
Adriano
8.28
8.28
Crespo
7.6
7.6
Stankovic
7.01
7.01
Cambiasso
7.26
7.26
Burdisso
7.08
7.08
Figo
8.04
8.04
Maicon
7.22
7.22
Maxwell
8.81
8.81
Dacourt
6.71
6.71
Gonzalez
6.7
6.7
Average rating7.55
9shots on target9
9shots off target4
12fouls committed15
6corners3
2offsides0
33:28ball possession29:00
Mancini v Ranieri

The two coaches face each other for the first time in a competitive fixture between Italian teams after four Champions League encounters.

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2004/05 Champions League: Valencia (Ranieri) 1-5 Inter (Mancini)
2004/05 Champions League: Inter (Mancini) 0-0 Valencia (Ranieri)
2003/04 Champions League: Chelsea (Ranieri) 2-1 Lazio (Mancini)
2003/04 Champions League: Lazio (Ranieri) 0-4 Chelsea (Mancini)

Mancini v Parma

Roberto Mancini has faced Parma on sixteen occasions during his coaching career. He has collected 6 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats.

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2000/01 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Parma 1-1 1-0
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Parma ---- 0-2
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Parma 0-0 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Parma 2-3 3-0
2003/04 Coppa Italia Lazio-Parma 2-0 1-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-2 2-2
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Parma 0-0 1-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0 0-1
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Parma ---- 2-1

Ranieri v Inter

There have been thirteen previous encounters between Inter and Italian teams managed by Claudio Ranieri, who has won 3, lost 3 and drawn 7. He faced Inter twice in the 2004/05 Champions League when his Valencia side lost 5-1 at home before drawing 0-0 away. In matches at the Meazza, Ranieri has won twice, drawn four times and lost just once (Inter 3-1 Fiorentina on 25 September 1994).

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1990/91 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-3 1-1
1991/92 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-2 ----
1994/95 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 1-3
1995/96 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 1-1 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 2-2

Mancini one away from century of victories

Inter's win at Ascoli two weeks ago was Roberto Mancini's 99th since taking over as Inter coach. Mancini has won 65 times in the Serie A, 16 in the Coppa Italia, 16 in European competitions and twice in the Italian Super Cup. The first of his 99 Inter victories was the 4-1 Champions League qualifying win at home to Basel on 24 August 2004.

Inter close to yet another record

The record-breaking 2006/07 Inter side are three wins away from equalling the club's record of 27 victories in one Serie A season, set in 1950/51. The absolute record for the Italian championship belongs to the Great Torino side, who racked up 29 victories in 1947/48, the only Italian league season to be played with 21 teams over 42 matchdays.

Grosso set for 300th appearance as professional

If he plays against the Gialloblu, Inter defender Fabio Grosso will celebrate his 300th competitive match for an Italian club since turning professional. The world champion has played 153 matches in the Serie A, 21 in the Serie B, 68 in the Serie C2, 25 in the Coppa Italia, 25 in European competitions and 7 in other tournaments. Grosso, who has worn the shirts of Chieti, Teramo, Perugia, Palermo and Inter, made his professional debut in Chieti 0-0 Frosinone, a Serie C match played on 7 February 1999.

Inter's second-half form

Inter have improved their results in the second halves of matches this season to earn 20 points, more than any other team taking part in the 2006/07 Serie A championship.

Ranieri's April results

With a points per match average of 1.71, April is the most profitable month of the footballing season for teams coached by Claudio Ranieri. The Roman coach has collected 14 victories, 13 draws and just 5 defeats from 32 matches played in April. For obvious reasons we have excluded the month of August, in which Ranieri has a points per match average of 2.

Record unbeaten run of season for Parma

The Gialloblu are unbeaten since their 1-0 home defeat to Sampdoria on 18 February 2007, with a win and 4 draws from their last five games.

Last Parma away win almost a year ago

Parma are without a Serie A away win since their 2-1 victory over Sampdoria on 15 April 2006. Since that date, the Gialloblu have collected 7 draws and 10 defeats on their travels.

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wins(15)draws(8)defeats(1)

MILAN - Maxwell and Hernan Crespo scored to lead Inter to victory over Parma and put Inter twenty points clear of Roma with nine games of the Serie A season remaining.

The Brazilian full-back opened his scoring account with a sublime solo goal on 56 minutes. Crespo slotted home against his former club fourteen minutes later to hand Roberto Mancini his 100th victory as Inter coach.

There were fews signs of post-international break ring rustiness as the Nerazzurri took full advantage of Roma's home stalemate with AC Milan and claim their 25th win from 29 league games.

Cambiasso, back in the team for the first time since sustaining an injury in the 2-2 Champions League draw with Valencia, almost got the afternoon off to a perfect start but stabbed wide after a Stankovic cross.

Francesco Toldo, between the posts in place of Julio Cesar, kept out efforts from Rossi, Gasbarroni as relegation-threatened Parma created plenty of early opportunities.

Inter stepped up a gear in the fifteen-minute period before the interval. Marco Materazzi had an overhead kick tipped over by Bucci then Crespo crashed a close-range volley just over.

Maxwell delighted the Meazza with a memorable opening goal after the restart. The Brazilian wing-back won the ball on the touchline, one-twoed with Crespo, slalomed past three Parma defenders and crashed his shot into the roof of the net.

Rossi fired a low shot narrowly wide as a spirited Parma side fought hard for a leveller. But Hernan Crespo increased Inter's lead on 70 minutes, sidefooting into an open net after receiving square from Adriano.

The Gialloblu's continued efforts were thwarted by Francesco Toldo, who pulled off a reflex save from Parma's man of the match Gasbarroni .

Inter went close to a deserved third when Adriano's header from Recoba's pinpoint curling cross hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced back off the line.

Gasbarroni then had a flicked effort cleared off the line by Maicon after his initial shot was parried by Toldo, who minutes later made a crucial block from ex-Inter playmaker Domenico Morfeo.

Adriano could have made extra sure of the points late on but fired over after collecting a crossfield pass from Mariano Gonzalez.

Both goalkeepers were called into action in time added on, Recoba forcing Bucci into a diving save before Rossi tested Toldo with a diagonal shot.

Inter 2-0 Parma (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Maxwell 56, Crespo 70.

Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell (15 Dacourt 70); 7 Figo (20 Recoba 70), 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 4 Zanetti; 18 Crespo (91 Mariano Gonzalez 79), 10 Adriano.
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar; 2 Cordoba, 11 Grosso, 21 Solari.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Parma: 5 Bucci; 26 Ferronetti, 28 Paci (80 Bocchetti 85), 24 Couto, 14 Contini, 7 Castellini (6 Bolano 74); 18 Gasbarroni, 4 Dessena, 55 Parravicini; 20 Budan (10 Morfeo 74), 8 Rossi.
Subs not used: 23 De Lucia; 9 Muslimovic, 21 Cigarini, 25 Perna.
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee
: Stefano Farina (Novi Ligure).

Booked: Paci 43, Dessena 46, Adriano 59, Materazzi 75, Morfeo 77.

starting lineups

Toldo 1Bucci
Maicon 13Ferronetti
Burdisso 16Paci
Materazzi 23Couto
Maxwell 6Contini
Zanetti 4Castellini
Cambiasso 19Gasbarroni
Stankovic 5Dessena
Figo 7Parravicini
Crespo 18Budan
Adriano 10Rossi

substitutes

Julio Cesar 12De Lucia
Cordoba 2Perna
Grosso 11Bocchetti
Dacourt 15Bolano
Recoba 20Cigarini
Solari 21Morfeo
Gonzalez 91Muslimovic