Final score

17 May 2007 17:30

Inter
11' (2nd half) Cruz
5' (2nd half) Crespo
Roma
38' (2nd half) Perrotta
referee Emidio Morganti / linesmen Nicoletti, Romagnoli / 4th man Girardi
MinutesText commentary
49'Cambiasso booked for a late challenge on De Rossi.
49'Cruz slides Crespo's diagonal shot over the line at the far post. The linesman's flag goes up for offside.
49'Half time. Inter 0-0 Roma (aggregate 2-6). Let's hope the refereeing is a bit better in the second half.
47'Maicon goes down in the box after contact with Aquilani. Inter have another penalty claim turned down.
46'Toldo gets down to save an angled low shot from Francesco Totti.
45'4 minutes of added time.
44'Cordoba rises at the back post to head over a Luis Figo corner.
43'Inter close again. Cruz gets to the left by-line and whips in a cross. Crespo's backheeled effort on the turn is just over the bar.
42'Aquilani unleashes a low shot from 20 yards. It's wide of the left post.
41'Crespo connects with a Maicon right-wing cross. The Argentine's shot takes a slight deflection and is smothered by Doni.
39'Totti races down the middle and then takes the ball wide before testing Toldo with a cross-shot from the right angle of the Inter area.
37'De Rossi has a go from 35 yards. It's well wide of the left post.
36'Great save by Francesco Toldo from Totti's long-range free kick.
35'Free kick to Roma in a central position 30 yards out.
34'Figo collects a Cambiasso pass, takes the ball to the by-line and wins Inter a corner. Doni makes a punched save from the Portuguese winger's left-wing corner kick.
31'Doni keeps out Crespo's bullet header from Mariano Gonzalez. What a good chance for the Nerazzurri.
27'Inexplicably, Morganti has awarded Roma a goal kick.
26'With an outstretched leg Burdisso blocks a Panucci right-wing cross.
26'Vieira is unable to continue. He is substituted by Julio 'El Jardinero' Cruz.
26'Cruz is straight into the action. The Argentine's shot on the turn takes a deflection off De Rossi's shoulder and goes behind for a corner.
24'Inter temporarily down to ten men as Vieira receives medical attention on the touchline.
24'The France captain has a problem with his right knee.
23'Perrotta heads behind Figo's cross into the box.
23'Inter close to an opener. Cordoba and Maicon just fail to bundle over from close range after Crespo's flicked near-post header from Figo's corner.
22'Dejan Stankovic's free kick is headed clear by Taddei.
22'Free kick to Inter 35 yards out after a Taddei foul on Vieira.
21'Aquilani booked for a bad foul from behind on Maicon who had a clear path down the right flank.
20'Il Capitano gets a second cross in. Crespo touches it back for Mariano Gonzalez whose shot is blocked by Mexes.
19'Zanetti whips in a cross from the left wing after recieving from Figo. Ferrari blocks.
18'Another cross by Mariano. Cambiasso is beaten to the ball and Roma clear.
17'Mariano Gonzalez whips in a cross from the right. Mexes blocks and concedes a corner.
17'Figo's outswinging cross from the corner flag is headed clear by Matteo Ferrari.
13'Totti plays in Perrotta whose diagonal effort is blocked by Cordoba. Roma remain in attack and Toldo blocks Mancini's strike from 20 yards.
10'Match ref Emidio Morganti fails to see another foul on Stankovic, and the boos ring around San Siro.
9'Inter have a penalty claim turned down as Ferrari pulls down Stankovic in the box before he can reach Gonzalez' right-wing cross.
8'Figo gets another cross in from the left. Doni saves at the near post.
7'Headed clearance by Mexes from Figo's corner. Stankovic pounces on the loose ball and goes close again with a thunderous effort from distance.
6'Doni palms behind a Figo inswinger from the left. Corner for Inter.
4'Inter close through Stankovic who chips Doni from 20 yards. The Serbian midfielder's delightful effort bounces off the bar and goes behind for a goal kick.
3'Headed clearance by Vieira from the resultant free kick.
2'Cordoba booked for a foul on Francesco Toldo.
1'Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for the return leg of the 2006/07 Tim Cup final between Inter and Roma. Last week's first leg ended 6-2 in the Giallorossi's favour.
1'To retain the cup and stop Roma from lifting the trophy for the first time since 1991, Inter need to win 4-0 or 5-1. A 6-2 victory would force extra time.
1'Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 16 Burdisso, 4 Zanetti; 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 14 Vieira, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 7 Figo; 18 Crespo.
1'Roma: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 21 Ferrari, 5 Mexes, 13 Chivu; 11 Taddei, 16 De Rossi, 20 Perrotta, 8 Aquilani, 30 A.Mancini; 10 Totti.
1'Roma kick off. FORZA INTER!!!
1'Burdisso beats Perrotta to a Totti through ball and wins a goal kick for the Nerazzurri.
MinutesText commentary
48'Recoba's left-foot curling free kick hits the Roma wall, but it will have to be taken again. The Uruguayan's second effort is wide.
48'Full time. Inter beat Roma 2-1, but the Giallorossi win the Coppa Italia with an aggregate score of 7-4.
47'Panucci is shown a straight red for a last man foul on Recoba.
45'Another great save by the Inter keeper. Toldo tips Totti's long-range strike on to the crossbar.
45'3 minutes of additional time.
44'Toldo keeps out a 20-yard effort from Perrotta.
41'Crespo volleys over a headed pass from Cruz.
39'Roma pull a goal back through Simone Perrotta. The Italy midfielder meets Totti's fast ball into the box and slots past Toldo. Inter 2-1 Roma (aggregate 4-7).
37'Inter make their last change. Maxwell replaces Luis Figo.
35'Tonetto slips in the box after receiving in space from Totti. What a let-off for Inter.
34'Roma bring on Tonetto for A.Mancini.
33'Great chance for Inter. Recoba just fails to keep the ball in play after rounding Doni following an error by the Giallorossi keeper.
32'Toldo gets down to save a Taddei shot.
31'At the other end, Crespo fires wide from a tight angle after shrugging off a challenge from Chivu.
31'Figo steers in a cross from the right. Doni collects.
30'Pizarro sends a low shot wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
29'Doni is quick out to beat Cruz to Recoba's intuitive ball into the Roma box.
27'Totti's effort from the resulting free kick hits the Inter wall.
27'Chivu booked for a terrible sliding challenge from behind on Luis Figo.
26'Cordoba booked for handling the ball to deny Mancini a clear chance on goal.
26'It's the Colombian's second booking, and yellow becomes red.
26'Inter will therefore play the last twenty minutes with ten men.
23'Totti volleys wide a Perrotta cut-back.
22'Recoba serves Figo on the left. The Portuguese midfielder's cross is caught by Doni.
21'Corner for Inter after Recoba's long-range free kick is headed behind. Nothing comes from Figo's cross.
19'Chivu's curling free kick is just wide of the left post.
18'Free kick to Roma just outside our area after a Burdisso foul on Totti.
16'Punched save by Toldo from Pizarro's right-wing free kick.
15'Inter coach Roberto Mancini has been sent off by Emidio Morganti for protesting after a Burdisso foul on Totti.
13'Roma bring on David Pizarro for Alberto Aquilani.
11'Cruz tests Doni with an angled shot from Crespo's headed pass after a mistake by Mexes.
11'GOOOOAAALLL!!!!! From an almost identical position, Cruz receives from Figo and shoots through the legs of Doni. Inter 2-0 Roma (aggregate 4-6).
10'Taddei unleashes a low shot from 20 yards. It's too central - easy save for Toldo.
9'Mancini makes his second switch. Alvaro Recoba is on for Mariano Gonzalez.
9'Toldo gets down to block Mancini's dangerous ball in from the left.
6'Zanetti blocks a Totti cross as Roma come straight back at the Nerazzurri.
5'Cruz gets into the area and unleashes a left-foot shot. Mexes blocks. Corner for Inter.
5'GOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Hernan Crespo beats Doni with a beautiful flicked header from Maicon's right-wing cross.
4'Another free kick for Inter after Cruz is tripped by De Rossi.
4'Stankovic takes it quickly. It's wide of the left post.
2'Perrotta booked for tripping Zanetti in full flight.
2'Figo's curling free kick from the left channel is caught by Doni at the back post.
1'Inter kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
Recoba
5.39
5.39
Zanetti
7.66
7.66
Cordoba
6.19
6.19
Toldo
7.39
7.39
Crespo
8.78
8.78
Cruz
8.04
8.04
Stankovic
7.59
7.59
Cambiasso
7.43
7.43
Burdisso
6.97
6.97
Figo
8.19
8.19
Maicon
7.26
7.26
Maxwell
6.54
6.54
Vieira
6.76
6.76
Gonzalez
6.83
6.83
Average rating7.22
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Mancini v Spalletti

Roberto Mancini has won 7, drawn 4 and lost 4 of his 15 competitive matches against teams coached by Luciano Spalletti. Mancini's sides have scored in each match, netting a total of 28 goals.

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2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Udinese 2-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-1 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-2 2-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Udinese 3-1 1-1
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Roma 2-3 1-1
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma 3-1 1-1
2006/07 Italian Super Cup Inter-Roma 4-3 (a.e.t.) ----
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Roma 1-3 1-0
2006/07 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma ---- 2-6

Mancini v Roma

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has faced Roma 21 times, winning 7, drawing 6 and losing 8. His teams have hit the target in all 10 home games, scoring a total of 20 goals.

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2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Roma 3-1 ----
2002 Italian Super Cup Fiorentina-Roma ---- 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Roma ---- 1-2
2002/03 Coppa Italia Lazio-Roma 1-2 0-1
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Roma 2-2 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Roma 1-1 0-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Roma 2-0 3-3
2004/05 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma 1-0 2-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Roma 2-3 1-1
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma 3-1 1-1
2006/07 Italian Super Cup Inter-Roma 4-3 (a.e.t.) ----
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Roma 1-3 1-0
2006/07 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma ---- 2-6

Spalletti v Inter

Luciano Spalletti has collected 8 wins, 6 draws and 7 defeats from 21 competitive meetings with Inter. Spalletti's sides have never drawn in Milan, with 4 wins and 6 defeats from 10 games, and have conceded in each away match (total 25 goals let in).

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1997/98 Serie A Empoli-Inter 1-1 1-4
1998/99 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter 4-0 0-3
1999/00 Serie A Venezia-Inter 1-0 -----
2002/03 Serie A Udinese-Inter 2-1 2-1
2003/04 Coppa Italia Udinese-Inter 0-0 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-0 2-1
2004/05 Serie A Udinese-Inter 1-1 1-3
2005/06 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-1 3-2
2005/06 Coppa Italia Roma-Inter 1-1 1-3
2006/07 Italian Super Cup Roma-Inter ---- 3-4
2006/07 Serie A Roma-Inter 0-1 3-1
2006/07 Coppa Italia Roma-Inter 6-2 ----

Roma chasing Juve record, Inter in sight of Fiorentina

The winners of this year's final between Inter and Roma will lift the 59th Coppa Italia. Vado beat Udinese 1-0 after extra time to win the first final in 1922. Sixteen different teams have lifted the domestic cup. Juventus have won it 9 times, followed by Roma (7), Fiorentina (6), AC Milan (5), Inter and Torino (5), Lazio (4), Sampdoria (4), Napoli (3) Parma (3), Bologna (2), Atalanta (1), Genoa (1), Vado (1), Venezia (1) and Vicenza (1).

No penalty shootout since 1980/81, no extra time since 1996/97

The Coppa Italia has been won after extra time on 7 occasions. The last time it happened was in 1996/97 when Vicenza beat Napoli 3-0. There have been 5 penalty shootouts in cup final history. Torino were the last team to lift the trophy after penalties in 1980/81. On that occasion the Granata beat Roma 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Totti, Crespo top scorers in cup final

With four goals each, Francesco Totti and Hernan Crespo are the top scorers in Coppa Italia final history. The Roma captain scored one goal in the 2002/03 final 1st leg, two in the return match that season, and one in this year's 1st leg. The Argentine scored at home and away for Parma in the 1998/99 final, adding two more goals in this season's 1st leg at the Olimpico. Four players have scored a record three goals in one Coppa Italia final. They are: Amadei (Roma 3-3 Venezia, 1941), Lushta (Juventus 4-1 AC Milan, 1942), Domenghini (Atalanta 3-1 Torino, 1963) and Giannini (Roma 5-2 Torino, 1993).

Third consecutive final

Roma v Inter is the third consecutive Coppa Italia final between the two teams - the first time this has happened in the history of the competition. Inter, winners in 2004/05 and 2005/06, play at home to the Giallorossi in the return leg for the third season running.

The Coppa Mancini

From AC Milan 0-1 Sampdoria on 30 June 1985 to Inter 0-0 Lazio on 18 May 2000, Roberto Mancini has taken part in more Coppa Italia finals than any other player. He is also the player who has lifted the most cups (6), with triumphs at Sampdoria in 1984/85, 1987/88, 1988/89 and 1993/94, and Lazio in 1997/98 and 1999/00. This winning trend hasn't changed since Mancini became a coach. In 2000/01 he led Fiorentina to a two-legged victory over Parma (0-1 in Parma, 1-1 in Florence). Three seasons later Mancini's Lazio beat Juventus over two legs (2-0 in Rome, 2-2 in Turin). In 2004/05 he led Inter to an aggregate victory against Roma (0-2 in Rome, 1-0 in Milan), and last season his Nerazzurri side beat the Giallorossi again (1-1 in Rome, 3-1 in Milan).

Eriksson, Mancini: 3 cups at 3 different clubs, 4 triumphs each

Sven Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini are the only two coaches to have won the Coppa Italia with three different teams, and to have lifted the trophy four times. The Swedish coach won it with Roma in 1985/86, Sampdoria in 1993/94 and Lazio in 1997/98 and 1999/00. Mancini equalled Eriksson's record by winning the cup with Inter in 2004/05 after triumphs with Fiorentina in 2000/01 and Lazio in 2003/04.

Inter: no home defeat in Coppa since December 2002

Inter 1-2 Bari on 19 December 2002 was the Nerazzurri's last defeat in Italy's cup competition. Since that round of 16 return leg fixture, Inter have won 11 and drawn 3 cup games at San Siro.

No cup goal against Inter at San Siro for 280 minutes

Nonda's 80th-minute strike in Inter 3-1 Roma on 11 May 2006 was the last goal conceded by the Nerazzurri in a Coppa Italia match played at home. Including the remaining 10 minutes of last year's final second leg, plus the entire games against Messina, Empoli and Sampdoria this season, Inter have not let in a domestic cup goal at San Siro for 280 competitive minutes.

Inter on target in last 9 home games

Roberto Mancini's team have scored in each of their last 9 fixtures at San Siro, netting a total of 18 goals. They last failed to score at San Siro in the goalless cup semi-final return leg against Sampdoria on 1 February.

Adriano, Recoba likely scorers against Roma

Adriano usually relishes facing Roma. Of his 98 goals since arriving in Italy, the Brazilian striker has scored six against the Giallorossi. Adriano has scored the same number of goals in matches against Juventus. Roma are also one of Alvaro Recoba's favourite targets. The Uruguayan has scored 6 of his 83 Italian goals in matches against the Giallorossi. He has also put six past Bologna, Empoli and Lecce.

Adriano two away from century of goals for Italian clubs

Adriano Leite Ribeiro has scored 98 goals in competitive games for Italian clubs, and is therefore just two away from completing his century. In matches for Inter, Fiorentina and Parma, the Brazilian has netted 73 times in Serie A, 6 in Coppa Italia and 19 in European competitions. The first of his 98 goals came in Inter 2-1 Venezia (Serie A) on 16 September 2001.

Roma unbeaten in cup this season

With 5 wins and 2 draws (both 2-2), Roma are still unbeaten in this year's Tim Cup. The Giallorossi's last defeat in the competition was the 3-1 loss to Inter in the return leg of last year's final.

Roma on target in last 11 cup games

Luciano Spalletti's team have scored in 11 consecutive Coppa Italia games, for a total of 23 goals. The last time Roma failed to find the net in Italy's cup competition was in their 1-0 home defeat to Juventus on 1 February 2006.

Roma: 2 years since last cup away game without scoring

Roma last failed to score in a Coppa Italia away match on 15 June 2005 when they were beaten 1-0 by Inter in the return leg of the final. The Giallorossi have scored in each of their 7 cup trips since that date, netting a total of 14 goals.

Disciplinary situation

Inter
Disqualified: Dacourt, Materazzi.
Cautioned: Burdisso, Cordoba, Figo, Maicon, Solari, Vieira.

Roma
Disqualifed: -
Cautioned: A.Mancini, Chivu, Defendi, Marsili, Mexes, Pizarro, Rosi, Tonetto.

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MILAN - Inter beat Roma 2-1 in Thursday's Tim Cup final return leg at the Giuseppe Meazza but the Giallorossi lift the trophy for the first time since 1991 with an aggregate score of 7-4.

Argentine duo Hernan Crespo and Julio Cruz sparked a second-half comeback with two quick goals but Simone Perrotta scored in the final stages after the dismissal of Ivan Cordoba.

Inter needed four goals without conceding to retain their trophy, and could have gone into the break with a substantial lead.

After just four minutes Dejan Stankovic beat Doni with a delightful chip, only to see the ball bounce off the bar and behind for a goal kick.

The Serbian midfielder went close again minutes later with a thunderous drive from distance.

It was all Inter in the opening period and Mancini's men had a clear penalty claim waved away on 9 minutes when Ferrari and Panucci held back Stankovic to prevent a sure goal from Mariano Gonzalez'  cross.

Inter continued to dominate but lost Vieira to injury midway through the half, forcing Mancini to reshuffle his pack.

The Inter coach brought on Julio Cruz and reverted to a 4-4-2.

In-form Argentine forward Crespo, scorer of Inter's two goals in the first leg, forced a point-blank save from Doni with a bullet header from Gonzalez' cross.

Roma enjoyed more possession in the middle after Inter's tactical switch but rarely threatened the Inter goal, their only meaningful chances falling to Italian trio Totti, Aquilani and De Rossi from distance.

Crespo went close again with a cheeky backheeled effort on the turn, and Cordoba headed over a Figo corner before Inter had a second penalty claim turned down when Maicon was shoved off the ball by Aquilani.

In added time at the end of the first half Cruz bundled over the line Crespo's angled shot from the right, but the flag went up for offside.

There was no ruling out Crespo's opening goal five minutes after the interval. The Argentine met Maicon's pin-point cross from the right and sent a flicked header beyond the reach of Doni to make it seven goals in four games.

Inter snatched a quick second when Cruz fired through Doni's legs from a tight angle after receiving from Figo.

Fifteen minutes in, Roberto Mancini was 'sent off' by Morganti after protesting over a free kick.

Ivan Ramiro Cordoba followed his coach into the player's tunnel after picking up his second yellow for handball.

In between, Roma went close when Cristian Chivu's curling free kick went just wide of the left post.

The Giallorossi found more spaces coming forward against ten-man Inter, and grabbed the knockout goal with six minutes remaining when Perrotta slotted home Totti's fast cross-shot.

Francesco Toldo made a couple of vital saves in the closing stages after Crespo volleyed over a headed pass from Cruz.

Roma were reduced to ten men in additional time when Panucci was shown a straight red card for a last man foul on substitute Recoba.

Inter 2-1 Roma (HT: 0-0, AGG: 4-7)

Scorers: Crespo 50, Cruz 56, Perrotta 84.

Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 16 Burdisso, 4 Zanetti; 7 Figo (6 Maxwell 82), 14 Vieira (9 Cruz 26), 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic, 91 Mariano Gonzalez (20 Recoba 54); 18 Crespo.
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 11 Grosso, 21 Solari, 77 Andreolli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Roma: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 21 Ferrari, 5 Mexes, 13 Chivu; 11 Taddei, 16 De Rossi, 20 Perrotta, 8 Aquilani (7 Pizarro 58), 30 A.Mancini (22 Tonetto 79); 10 Totti.
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 4 Wilhelmsson, 14 Faty, 17 Tavano, 23 Vucinic.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti.

Referee: Emidio Morganti (Ascoli Piceno).

Booked: Cordoba 2, 71 Aquilani 21, Cambiasso 45+4, Perrotta 47, Chivu 72.
Sent off: Roberto Mancini 60, Cordoba 71, Panucci 90+2.

starting lineups

Toldo 1Doni
Maicon 13Panucci
Cordoba 2Ferrari
Burdisso 16Mexes
Zanetti 4Chivu
Figo 7Taddei
Vieira 14De Rossi
Cambiasso 19Perrotta
Stankovic 5Aquilani
Gonzalez 91A.Maicon
Crespo 18Totti

substitutes

Julio Cesar 12Curci
Maxwell 6Wilhelmsson
Cruz 9Pizarro
Grosso 11Faty
Recoba 20Tavano
Solari 21Tonetto
Andreolli 77Vucinic