Messina 0
1 Inter

27 (2nd half) Crespo

referee Domenico Celi / linesmen Rossomando, Toscano / 4th man Damato
Serie A TIM — matchday 35 — San Filippo, Messina — 6 May 2007 15:00

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1st half / 2nd half

46' / Recoba's cross-cum-shot from the left flashes wide of the far post.
46' / Half time. Messina 0-0 Inter.
45' / Mariano Gonzalez booked after a foul on Lavecchia.
45' / 1 minute of added time.
44' / Paoletti saves Solari's cross at the second attempt to deny Fabio Grosso at the back post.
42' / Dacourt's name is scribbled into Celi's book after a foul in midfield.
41' / The Giallorossi hit straight back and go close though 'King Arthur' Di Napoli, who controls a long ball forward and tries to surprise Toldo with a flicked lob shot.
40' / After a period of Messina possession Adriano races down the right, but the Brazilian is intercepted by Zoro.
35' / Andreolli makes a sliding clearance from Lavecchia's dangerous ball into the box.
33' / Toldo makes a crucial punched save from D'Aversa's 20-yard strike.
29' / Pestrin crashes wide a low shot from distance.
26' / Zoro fires wide his 25-yard effort from a free kick.
25' / Messina break after D'Aversa's clearance from the corner, but Di Napoli runs out of steam and Inter regain possession.
24' / Grosso has a left-wing cross blocked. Another corner for the Nerazzurri.
22' / There will be a second corner as Parisi heads behind Recoba's cross.
21' / Inter win their first corner of the game as Giallombardo heads behind a Gonzalez cross.
19' / Parisi slots narrowly wide of the right post after Inter clear a Candela left-wing free kick.
15' / Another block by Andreolli, this time from Masiello's diagonal shot. Toldo fails to keep the ball in play, and Messina win a corner, but nothing comes of it.
12' / Recoba has a go from thirty yards. The Uruguayan's effort is over the bar.
11' / Andreolli and Cordoba block balls into the box from Di Napoli and Parisi.
10' / Andreolli blocks a thunderous shot from Masiello. Apart from that, not much else has happened in these opening minutes.
4' / Alvaro Recoba has a 35-yard free kick saved by Messina keeper Paoletti.
1' / Welcome to the San Filippo in Messina for Inter's Serie A Week 35 clash against the Giallorossi.
1' / Victory over the Sicilians will see Mancini's team better the all time record of 14 away victories on one Serie A championship, set by Juventus in 1949/50 and matched by the Nerazzurri this season.
1' / Messina: 1 Paoletti; 8 Zoro, 32 Candela, 27 Zanchi, 19 Parisi; 77 Lavecchia, 4 Pestrin, 23 D'Aversa, 14 Giallombardo; 11 Di Napoli, 17 Masiello.
1' / Inter: 1 Toldo; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 77 Andreolli, 11 Grosso; 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 15 Dacourt, 4 Zanetti, 21 Solari; 10 Adriano, 20 Recoba.
1' / It's a warm afternoon on the north-eastern coast of Sicily, with a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.
1' / Celi blows his whistle, and the Giallorossi kick off. FORZA INTER!!!
49' / Full time. Inter beat Messina 1-0 and set a new all time record of 15 away wins in one Serie A championship.
48' / Vieira misses a good chance for a second, slotting wide Grosso's cross from inside the box.
45' / 4 minutes of overtime to play.
42' / The Sicilians make their final switch: Floccari for Pestrin.
42' / Adriano crashes over from 25 yards.
41' / Paoletti blocks Crespo's spectacular cross from the left to deny Adriano.
36' / Vieira booked for tripping Lavecchia.
35' / Bolchi makes his second substitution. Iliev replaces the injured Masiello.
34' / Paoletti gets to the edge of his area and makes a sliding clearance to deny Adriano a chance from Zoro's wayward back pass.
31' / Figo cuts inside from the left and blazes just past the right post from 20 yards. What a goal that would have been.
31' / Messina bring on De Vezze for Zanchi.
30' / Patrick Vieira returns after a long layoff. The France captain replaces Mariano Gonzalez.
27' / Mancini makes his second switch. Hernan Crespo makes his return to competitive action. Off comes Santiago Solari.
27' / GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Seconds after coming on, Hernan Crespo gives Inter the lead. The Argentine pokes home Burdisso's headed pass from Figo's inswinging left-wing free kick.
25' / Brilliant penalty save by Toldo from Di Napoli.
23' / Penalty to Messina after Andreolli is adjudged to have blocked a Giallombardo left-wing cross with his arm.
23' / Masiello booked by Celi.
20' / Brilliant one-handed parry at the other end as Toldo palms clear Lavecchia's cross. Burdisso cleans up at the far post.
20' / Inter make their first change. Luis Figo is on for Alvaro Recoba.
19' / Recoba collects an Adriano ball and unleashes one of his left-foot specials from 25 yards. Paoletti parries.
18' / Di Napoli's effort hits the wall. Candela's follow-up volley is wide.
17' / Cordoba booked for bringing down Lavecchia in a central position just outside the Inter box. The Colombian will automatically miss next weekend's home match against Lazio.
15' / Mariano threads through for Adriano during another Inter counter attack, but Candela intercepts.
13' / Andreollli blocks a Messina left-wing corner after blocking Parisi's cross.
13' / Inter hit Messina on the break and go close through Mariano Gonzalez who fires wide with just Paoletti to beat.
5' / Paoletti saves a Gonzalez right-wing cross, with Adriano lurking at the far post.
5' / Back in the Inter area, Zanchi pokes wide from a tight angle.
4' / Dacourt, the only outfield player yet to score for Inter this season, goes so close to a goal but the Frenchman's curling effort from 20 yards is inches wide of the right post.
3' / At the other end Paoletti plucks a Recoba left-foot shot out of the air.
1' / Inter get the second half under way.
1' / Toldo blocks a Lavecchia effort from distance.

total votes 2060

Recoba 7.1522
Zanetti 7.6114
Cordoba 7.0350
Toldo 8.9704
Adriano 6.2576
Crespo 8.8301
Burdisso 7.1517
Andreolli 6.7546
Solari 6.4697
Figo 8.2006
Grosso 6.6986
Dacourt 7.0678
Vieira 7.2524
Gonzalez 5.5437
average rating 7.2139







6 May 2007 0-1 73' Crespo Vai alla partita
27 November 2005 1-2 7' Recoba, 62' Cambiasso, 74' Di Napoli Vai alla partita
24 April 2005 2-1 48' Cruz, 61' Di Napoli, 95' Rafael Vai alla partita
7 February 1965 0-1 40' Peirò
24 November 1963 0-1 44' Facchetti


3 shots on target 5
8 shots off target 7
10 fouls committed 10
8 corners 4
2 offsides 2
27:25 ball possession 29:37



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MESSINA - Inter warmed up for Wednesday's Tim Cup final first leg at the Olimpico with a 1-0 victory at Messina, who are relegated with three matches left to play.

Hernan Crespo scored just seconds after coming on to give Inter their 15th away win in the league this season - a new all time record.

Roberto Mancini rested a number of Italian champions ahead Wednesday's Rome clash, opting for Toldo in place of Julio Cesar between the posts.

And the veteran keeper showed he is always ready when called into action with a crucial punched save from D'Aversa's 20-yard swerveshot as the home side enjoyed a period of sustained pressure midway through the half.

Alvaro Recoba, who had a free kick saved before firing over in the early stages, went closest to a first-goal goal for Inter in time added on, flashing wide a cross-shot from the left.

The Nerazzurri made the brighter start to the second half and Olivier Dacourt, the only outfield player yet to score for Inter this season, narrowly missed the target on 59 minutes when his 20-yard curler finished inches wide.

Mariano Gonzalez should have opened the scoring nine minutes later but fired wide with just Paoletti to beat.

Messina wasted a gilt-edged chance to take the lead when Di Napoli's penalty shot was superbly parried by Toldo after Andreolli was adjudged to have blocked a Giallombardo cross with his arm.

From a black and blue point of view, the match came alive seconds after the introduction of Hernan Crespo for Solari.

In the 27th minute the Argentine striker, back after an injury, poked home Burdisso's headed pass from Figo's inswinging free kick to put Inter ahead with his first touch of the ball.

Patrick Vieira replaced Gonzalez for the final quarter-hour to make his return after a long layoff, and could have doubled Inter's lead in added time but his slotted effort from Grosso's cutback finished wide.

Messina 0-1 Inter (HT: 0-0)

Scorer: Crespo 72.

Messina: 1 Paoletti; 8 Zoro, 32 Candela, 27 Zanchi (5 De Vezze 76), 19 Parisi; 77 Lavecchia, 4 Pestrin (18 Floccari 87), 23 D'Aversa, 14 Giallombardo; 11 Di Napoli, 17 Masiello (10 Iliev 80).
Subs not used: 71 Cesaretti, 20 Cordova, 21 Alvarez, 28 Bakayoko.
Coach: Bruno Bolchi.

Inter: 1 Toldo; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 77 Andreolli, 11 Grosso; 91 Mariano Gonzalez (14 Vieira 75), 15 Dacourt, 4 Zanetti, 21 Solari (18 Crespo 72); 10 Adriano, 20 Recoba (7 Figo 65).
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 6 Maxwell, 23 Materazzi, 62 Figliomeni.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Domenici Celi (Campobasso).

Booked: Dacourt 42, Mariano Gonzalez 45, Cordoba 62, Masiello 68, Vieira 81.

Messina vs Inter

starting lineups

Paoletti 1 Toldo
Zoro 16 Burdisso
Zanchi 2 Cordoba
Parisi 77 Andreolli
Pestrin 11 Grosso
Giallombardo 21 Solari
Lavecchia 91 Gonzalez
Candela 15 Dacourt
D'Aversa 4 Zanetti
Masiello 10 Adriano
Di Napoli 20 Recoba


Cesaretti 12 Julio Cesar
De Vezze 6 Maxwell
Iliev 23 Materazzi
Floccari 62 Figliomeni
Cordova 7 Figo
Alvarez 14 Vieira
Bakayoko 18 Crespo

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