Inter 2
2 Palermo

3 Caracciolo, 46 Zaccardo, 22 (2nd half) Cruz, 29 (2nd half) Adriano

referee Nicola Rizzoli / linesmen Romagnoli, Nicoletti / 4th man Romeo
Serie A TIM — matchday 32 — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 15 April 2007 20:30

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1st half / 2nd half

47' / Dellafiore heads behind to deny Cruz a chance for a reply on the stroke of half time.
47' / Palermo lead Inter by two goals to nil at half time.
46' / Zaccardo stuns San Siro with a slotted effort into the top-right corner from Barzagli's pass. Inter 0-2 Palermo.
45' / Cassani misses a good chance for Palermo, firing wide after taking too long before picking his spot.
45' / 2 minutes of added time.
44' / Grosso takes on two opponents during a mazy run down the left then delivers the cross. Barzagli makes an elegant first-time clearance.
44' / Grosso wins Inter a free kick 30 yards out on the left.
44' / Maicon's downwards header from Figo's dangerous inswinging cross is wide of the left post.
43' / Cruz tries to surprise Fontana with a lob but the Rosanero keeper is well positioned.
42' / Julio Cesar gets down at the left post to block a low 25-yard shot from Cavani.
41' / Maicon pokes through to his compatriot Adriano who is surrounded by three Rosanero players and forced to backtrack.
40' / Bresciano combines with Simplicio and hooks over the Inter defence for Cavani, but Julio Cesar is quick out to win the ball.
40' / Inter attack back. El Jardinero is denied by Fontana who saves at full stretch, but the flag goes up for offside.
37' / Caracciolo volleys home from close range but Rizzoli had already blown his whistle for a foul by Barzagli on Cruz.
37' / At the other end Cambiasso crashes on target from 20 yards. Fontana gets down to make the save.
36' / Palermo win a corner after Simplicio's right-wing cross is blocked by Fabio Grosso.
33' / Figo has a corner cleared as far as Olivier Dacourt whose long-range effort is over.
32' / Inter replace Crespo (injury) with Julio Cruz.
30' / Bresciano makes another strong run on goal and plays wide to Diana before testing Julio Cesar with a first-time shot from Burdisso's clearance. Good save by our Brazilian keeper.
30' / Cavani booked for handball.
29' / Cambiasso makes a central run on goal Zaccardo times his tackle well and dispossesses the Argentine.
29' / Palermo hit back through Mark Bresciano. The Australian makes a darting run and feeds Cavani whose diagonal effort is wide.
26' / Guana makes a headed clearance from Figo's inswinging free kick.
25' / Figo plays square to Grosso, whose 20-yard strike is blocked by the Palermo defence.
25' / Caracciolo booked for pulling back Figo on the left. Another free kick in a similar position for Inter.
24' / Grosso is tripped by former Inter defender Dellafiore on the left edge of the Inter area. Free kick.
22' / Inter come straight back at Palermo. Crespo's skywards header from Figo's left-wing cross is caught by Fontana.
22' / Back in our half, Cavani sends a left-foot effort over the bar.
21' / Barzagli blocks and clears a Maicon cross from the Palermo third. The Rosanero counter-attack but the final pass for Caracciolo is cut out by the Nerazzurri defence.
20' / Nothing comes of the resulting corner as Burdisso's header is saved ex-Inter keeper Fontana (24 appearances in four seasons with the Nerazzurri).
19' / Grosso creates havoc for his ex-side with a low cross to the edge of the six-yard box. Barzagli makes a sliding clearance to deny Crespo a tap-in.
18' / Crespo's hooked pass for Adriano is cut out by Italy defender Barzagli.
17' / Hernan Crespo races down the right and gets to the edge of the Sicilian box but is well tackled by Guana.
17' / Crespo appears to be pulled over by Cassani as both players attempt to get on the end of Figo's inswinging cross. Inter have a penalty appeal turned down by referee Rizzoli.
16' / Caracciolo is just offside as he runs to meet a Simplicio through pass.
16' / Adriano's cross from the left is blocked. Corner for Inter.
12' / Diana looks for Cavani with a pass into the Inter area. Marco Materazzi gets there first.
11' / Palermo hit back at the Nerazzurri and go close to a second. Cassani smacks the underside of the Inter crossbar via the palm of Julio Cesar with a fierce 20-yard strike.
10' / Maicon's shot from distance is just over Alberto Fontana's bar.
10' / Adri and Burdisso rise in the box but fail to connect with Figo's inswinger from the left.
9' / Simplicio beats Maicon to a Figo free kick as Inter attack back.
7' / Bresciano fires wide from 25 yards after Cassani's cut-back.
6' / Materazzi beats Zaccardo to Barzagli's left-wing corner as Palermo continue to put the Nerazzurri under pressure in the opening minutes.
3' / The visitors take the lead through Caracciolo, who slots under Julio Cesar from six yards after meeting Simplicio's through ball. Inter 0-1 Palermo.
2' / Caracciolo's header from Bresciano's free kick is deflected out for a left-wing corner kick.
1' / Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Palermo.
1' / Roma cut Inter's lead to 15 points with their 4-0 victory over Sampdoria earlier today, but a win tonight and a draw against the Giallorossi on Wednesday will be enough to seal our second consecutive Serie A title.
1' / Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 7 Figo, 19 Cambiasso, 15 Dacourt, 4 Zanetti; 10 Adriano, 18 Crespo.
1' / Palermo: 12 Fontana; 2 Zaccardo, 43 Barzagli, 15 Dellafiore, 16 Cassani; 14 Guana, 30 Simplicio, 23 Bresciano, 8 Diana; 7 Cavani, 10 Caracciolo.
1' / We're under way at the Meazza as the Rosanero kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' / Materazzi fouls Barazagli. Free kick to Palermo just under 35 yards out.
48' / Full time. Inter come back from behind to hold Palermo 2-2.
48' / Full time. Inter come back from behind to hold Palermo 2-2. See you on Wednesday for Inter v Roma.
45' / Cruz' right-footed effort from the free kick is over the right post.
45' / 3 minutes of overtime.
44' / Inter win a free kick in a central position 20 yards out, awarded for a Guana foul on Cruz.
41' / Adriano receives from Maicon on the left, holds off challenges from two opponents, and flicks into the area for Ibrahimovic, whose first-time shot is blocked by Fontana.
39' / Figo blasts home a diagonal shot but the flag goes up for offside. It would have been his first goal since the Super Cup against Roma last August.
36' / Fontana blocks an Adriano header from a Maicon cross.
33' / Ibrahimovic's cross-shot from Stankovic's pass is over.
32' / Stankovic's cross is deflected behind for a right-wing corner.
32' / Cavani clears the Serb's cross. Maicon's follow-up strike is over the bar.
30' / Giacomazzi booked for a foul on Figo. The free kick is in a central position 35 yards out.
29' / GOOOOAAALLLL!!!!! Adriano nods in Figo's inswinging cross after a storming run down the middle by Nicolas Burdisso. Inter 2-2 Palermo.
29' / That was Adri's first goal since his effort in the 2-0 victory over Chievo in Verona on 11 February.
28' / Ibrahimovic's looping header from Figo's left-wing cross is caught by Fontana.
26' / Palermo bring on Giacomazzi for Caracciolo.
25' / Bresciano just fails to connect with Simplicio's ball into the box. Julio Cesar is quick off his line to gather.
24' / Simplicio slices clear an Ibra cross from the left.
22' / JULIO CRUZ!!!!! El Jardinero pulls one back for the Nerazzurri. Figo whips in a cross from the left and the Argentine's flicked header gives Fontana no chance.
19' / Back in the Sicilian half Inter win a left-wing corner.
19' / Adriano rises at the back post but heads wide Figo's cross.
18' / Mancini has an ace up his sleeve. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who hasn't played since the away match against Ascoli on 18 March, replaces Olivier Dacourt.
18' / Julio Cesar blocks a central 20-yard shot from Simplicio.
17' / Julio Cruz yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Zaccardo.
13' / Argentine defender Dellafiore holds off Adriano to beat the Brazilian to Stankovic's long pass and bring the ball out of defence.
12' / It's all Inter in the opening stages of the second half. Barzagli beats Adri to Maicon's floated cross and makes a headed clearance.
11' / Dellafiore thwarts Dejan Stankovic after the Serb midfielder muscles his way into the Rosanero box.
8' / Stankovic replaces Grosso.
7' / Inter have a goal disallowed for offside. Figo bursts past Zaccardo and forces a block from Fontana. The Portuguese midfielder then heads to Adriano whose header is cleared on the line. Cruz slots over at the far post but the flag goes up.
5' / Inter win another corner. Figo crosses from the right, Cambiasso's far-post header is wayward, and Maicon's follow-up from the edge of the box is over again.
4' / Adriano rises to meet Cambiasso's headed pass but his effort finishes on the roof of the net.
3' / Luis' second corner kick is cleared as far as Maicon, who crashes over from distance.
2' / Cassani commits defensive suicide. Figo pounces and wins a corner for Inter after his curling shot is deflected behind.
2' / Figo crosses from the left-wing corner flag. Grosso's shot from Cambiasso's headed pass is blocked. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
1' / Inter get the second half going. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!

total votes 1626

Zanetti 7.1319
Materazzi 6.6703
Adriano 7.3252
Crespo 6.1481
Cruz 7.8828
Stankovic 7.0357
Cambiasso 6.5828
Burdisso 6.2040
Julio Cesar 7.2309
Figo 8.7269
Grosso 6.7051
Maicon 6.2822
Dacourt 5.8487
Ibrahimovic 7.2585
average rating 6.9309

wins

20

draws

9

defeats

0

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6 March 2016 3-1 11' Ljajic, 23' Icardi, 45' Vazquez, 55' Perisic, Vai alla partita
8 February 2015 3-0 16' Guarin, 66' Icardi, 89' Icardi, Vai alla partita
2 December 2012 1-0 74' Garcia(Aut) Vai alla partita
1 February 2012 4-4 17' Mantovani, 22' Milito, 53' Miccoli, 56' Milito(Rig), 62' Milito, 67' Miccoli, 70' Milito, 86' Miccoli Vai alla partita
30 January 2011 3-2 5' Miccoli, 35' Nocerino, 58' Pazzini, 74' Pazzini, 77' Eto'o (Rig) Vai alla partita
29 October 2009 5-3 7' Eto'o (Rig), 34' Balotelli, 42' Balotelli, 43' Eto'o , 49' Miccoli, 61' Hernandez, 67' Miccoli, 84' Milito Vai alla partita
11 April 2009 2-2 15' Balotelli, 38' Ibrahimovic (Rig), 76' Cavani, 79' Succi Vai alla partita
16 March 2008 2-1 5' Vieira, 26' Materazzi, 35' Jimenez Vai alla partita
15 April 2007 2-2 3' Caracciolo, 69' Cruz, 76' Adriano, 46' Zaccardo Vai alla partita
21 January 2006 3-0 77' Cordoba, 33' Cambiasso, 80' Figo Vai alla partita
18 September 2004 1-1 49' Adriano, 70' Toni Vai alla partita
6 May 1973 3-1 59' Magistrelli, 60' Boninsegna, 75' Vallongo, 88' Boninsegna
18 January 1970 2-0 81' Boninsegna, 84' Bertini
16 February 1969 0-0
10 February 1963 4-0 11' Jair, 21' Jair, 71' Mazzola, 77' Corso
29 October 1961 1-0 29' Corso (Rig)
15 May 1960 3-3 18' Lindskog (Rig), 21' Bernini, 36' Corso, 42' Rancati, 63' Vernazza, 88' Malavasi
24 February 1957 1-0 6' Massei
3 January 1954 4-0 17' Brighenti, 24' Brighenti, 68' Armano, 71' Brighenti
3 May 1953 3-0 42' Nyers (Rig), 60' Skoglund, 87' Nyers
10 February 1952 5-0 13' Armano, 33' Armano, 41' Nyers, 65' Broccini, 73' Broccini
19 November 1950 3-1 3' Lorenzi, 38' Sukru (Rig), 70' Wilkes, 75' Skoglund
9 April 1950 1-1 63' Di Maso, 90' Nyers (Rig)
10 October 1948 0-0
13 October 1935 4-0 47' De Vincenzi, 48' Meazza, 53' Meazza, 83' Meazza
30 September 1934 3-0 60' Frione, 78' De Vincenzi, 85' Rig. Agosteo
26 April 1934 3-1 38' aut. Gruden, 44' Demaria, 61' Pitto, 75' Scarone (PA) rig.
8 January 1933 5-1 9' Rig. Serantoni, 23' Demaria, 31' Meazza, 71' Scaroni, 82' Frione, 86' Meazza

Statistics

8 shots on target 6
10 shots off target 3
13 fouls committed 19
10 corners 4
6 offsides 2
29:38 ball possession 26:16

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report

MILAN - The Scudetto is three points away as Inter stormed back from two goals down to hold Palermo 2-2 at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Andrea Caracciolo and Cristiano Zaccardo scored at either end of the first half, but Julio Cruz and Adriano produced second-half replies - both created by the feet of in-form Luis Figo - to leave Inter needing a victory against Roma on Wednesday to wrap up their second consecutive league title.

Mancini opted for a midfield diamond in front of a flat back four, with Crespo and Adriano spearheading the attack against a Palermo side without a win in nine games.

The visitors took the lead after just three minutes when Caracciolo slotted under Julio Cesar from six yards after latching on to Simplicio's through ball.

Guidolin's side could have been two goals up after 11 minutes but Cassani's fierce 20-yard drive smacked the underside of the crossbar.

Inter reacted with a period of mid-half possession and Palermo had Barzagli to thank for a sliding clearance to deny Crespo a tap-in from Grosso's low left-wing cross.

On the half-hour Julio Cesar made a crucial reflex save from Bresciano after Burdisso's clearance from Diana's cross.

Mancini brought on Julio Cruz for Hernan Crespo on 32 minutes after the Argentine pulled up with a suspected hamstring strain.

Palermo then had a goal ruled out when Caracciolo volleyed in from close range after a Barzagli foul on Cruz.

Inter stepped up a gear before the interval. Fontana saved at full stretch from Cruz, and Maicon headed narrowly wide, but the Sicilians stunned the Meazza in time added on when Zaccardo found the top-right corner with a slotted shot from Barzagli's short through ball.

The Nerazzurri made an aggressive start to the second half, winning three corners in as many minutes before Cruz had a close-range effort disallowed for offside.

And Inter's domination continued after Mancini introduced Stankovic for Grosso and Ibrahimovic for Dacourt.

Inter's sheer power in attack proved too much for Palermo, and a comeback became reality when Julio Cruz headed Figo's inswinging cross past Fontana on 67 minutes.

An equaliser was only a matter of time, and it came seven minutes after El Jardinero's effort. Once again Figo was the provider, crossing for Adriano to nod in his first goal since the victory at Chievo two months ago.

Figo could have capped an extraordinary performance with his first goal since the Super Cup last August, but the Portuguese midfielder's sweetly-struck diagonal shot on 84 minutes was disallowed for offside.

Inter went close again before the final whistle when Ibrahimovic was denied by Fontana after excellent work by Adriano down the right.

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

Scorers: Caracciolo 3, Zaccardo 45+1, Cruz 67, Adriano 74.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso (5 Stankovic 53); 7 Figo, 19 Cambiasso, 15 Dacourt (8 Ibrahimovic 63), 4 Zanetti; 10 Adriano, 18 Crespo (9 Cruz 32).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 21 Solari, 20 Recoba.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Palermo: 12 Fontana; 2 Zaccardo, 43 Barzagli, 15 Dellafiore, 16 Cassani; 14 Guana, 30 Simplicio, 23 Bresciano, 8 Diana; 7 Cavani, 10 Caracciolo (18 Giacomazzi 71).
Subs not used: 1 Agliardi, 4 Tedesco, 5 Corini, 22 Ciaramitaro, 90 Brienza, 17 Di Michele.
Coach: Francesco Guidolin.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).

Booked: Caracciolo 25, Cavani 30, Cruz 62, Giacomazzi 75.

Inter vs Palermo

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Fontana
Maicon 13 Zaccardo
Burdisso 16 Barzagli
Materazzi 23 Dellafiore
Grosso 11 Cassani
Figo 7 Guana
Cambiasso 19 Simplicio
Dacourt 15 Bresciano
Zanetti 4 Diana
Adriano 10 Cavani
Crespo 18 Caracciolo

substitutes

Toldo 1 Agliardi
Cordoba 2 Tedesco
Stankovic 5 Corini
Solari 21 Ciaramitaro
Ibrahimovic 8 Giacomazzi
Cruz 9 Brienza
Recoba 20 Di Michele

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