14 Crespo, 29 Balotelli, 5 (2nd half) Pettinari, 17 (2nd half) Solari, 41 (2nd half) Balotelli
referee Matteo Trefoloni / linesmen Alessandroni, Di Liberatore / 4th man Squillace
TIM Cup — last 16, 1st leg — O. Granillo , Reggio C. — 19 December 2007 20:30
|46' /||Half time. Reggina 0-2 Inter.|
|45' /||1 minute of added time.|
|44' /||Pelé collects Solari's pass and tests Novakovic with a magnificent right-foot volley from distance.|
|38' /||Pelé is yellow-carded for a foul on Montiel.|
|37' /||Balotelli launches a swift counter-attack and feeds Solari, whose shot is blocked by Novakovic.|
|36' /||Inter back on the attack. Cesar dribbles an opponent on the left and swings in a cross. Crespo frees himself of two Reggina men and sends a first-time shot inches over.|
|33' /||Reggina counter-attack. Pettinari takes the ball past Samuel and shoots on goal, forcing Paolo Orlandoni into a difficult save.|
|30' /||2-0 to Inter!!! Samuel's header from Solari's right-wing cross is parried by Novakovic. Mario Balotelli pounces on the loose ball and converts from close range.|
|25' /||It's all Inter at the Granillo. Pelé has a go from 30 yards. The Portuguese youngster's right-footed effort is saved by Novakovic.|
|24' /||Walter Samuel helps out in attack, unleashing a thunderous 25-metre shot that isn't far over the Reggina crossbar.|
|20' /||Solari collects Crespo's pass and hits a strong shot on goal. It's too central, and Novakovic manages to block.|
|14' /||GOOOAAALLL!!!!! Hernan Crespo steals in to head home Solari's perfectly executed right-wing corner. Reggina 0-1 Inter.|
|8' /||Montiel's powerful 20-yard shot from a Reggina corner takes a deflection.|
|6' /||Reggina midfielder Aronica is booked for a harsh challenge on Nelson Rivas.|
|3' /||Balotelli and Crespo combine well to serve Cesar who is beaten to the ball by the Amaranto defence.|
|1' /||Good evening from Reggio Calabria. Inter's 2007/08 Tim Cup run starts here at the Stadio Granillo with a last sixteen first-leg clash against Reggina.|
|1' /||Reggina (3-4-1-2): 22 Novakovic; 13 Stadsgaard, 55 Lanzaro, 3 Cherubin; 20 Alvarez, 4 Cascione, 10 Cozza, Aronica; 25 Montiel; 32 Pettinari, 24 Tullberg.|
|1' /||Inter (4-4-2): 22 Orlandoni; 24 Rivas, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 40 Fatic; 21 Solari, 30 Pelé, 16 Burdisso, 31 Cesar; 18 Crespo, 44 Balotelli.|
|1' /||Inter kick off.|
|47' /||That's it. Inter beat Reggina 4-1 at the Stadio Granillo. See you on Sunday for the Milan derby.|
|45' /||2 minutes of overtime.|
|41' /||4-1!!!!!! 'Supermario' Balotelli takes advantage of a defensive lapse, rounds the keeper and slots home. What an evening for the 17-year-old!|
|40' /||Another Inter change. Aiman Napoli replaces Hernan Crespo. The captain's armband changes hands for the second time tonight. Nicolas Burdisso is now in charge.|
|37' /||Another save from the Reggina keeper, this time from Maaroufi's 20-metre shot.|
|32' /||Novakovic parries Balotelli's splendid shot on the turn, conceding a corner.|
|31' /||Balotelli is booked for converting Fatic's cross with his arm.|
|30' /||Inter make their second change. Ibrahim Maaroufi comes on for Marco Materazzi and Crespo takes the captain's armband.|
|18' /||Renzo Ulivieri brings on Modesto for Aronica.|
|17' /||GOOOAAAAALLL!!! Santiago Solari converts Burdisso's right-wing centre to restore Inter's two-goal advantage.|
|5' /||Ulivieri's side reduce the arrears. Orlandoni fails to hold Montiel's long-range shot, and Pettinari is quick to slot home the loose ball. Reggina 1-2 Inter.|
|1' /||Reggina get the second half under way.|
|1' /||Inter have brought on Gabriele Puccio for Walter Samuel.|
|1' /||Reggina have brought on Barreto and Camilleri for Cozza and Stadsgaard.|
|19 December 2007||1-4||14' Crespo, 29' Balotelli, 51' Pettinari, 63' Solari, 87' Balotelli||Vai alla partita|
|17 December 2003||1-1||38' Leon, 95' Belardi||Vai alla partita|
|3||shots on target||15|
|6||shots off target||4|
REGGIO CALABRIA - Inter's road to a fourth consecutive Tim Cup final began with a 4-1 victory over Reggina at the Stadio Granillo.
Hernan Crespo opened the scoring early on, with Mario Balotelli adding a second on the half hour.
Leonardo Pettinari halved Inter's lead shortly after half time, but Santiago Solari capped a fine performance to restore the two-goal advantage.
Balotelli completed the rout in the closing stages with his second of the game to make it a full debut to remember.
Roberto Mancini fielded a mixture of experience and youth in Reggio Calabria, handing starting debuts to Inter Primavera pair Fatic and Balotelli in a 4-4-2 formation that included Rivas and Pelé, and bringing on Puccio, Maaroufi and Napoli in the second half.
Inter were a goal to the good after 14 minutes, Hernan Crespo stealing in to head home Solari's perfectly executed right-wing corner.
Samuel, Solari and Pelé had chances from distance as the Nerazzurri imposed their superiority.
Primavera superstar Balotelli doubled the lead on 30 minutes, pouncing on the loose ball to tuck home Inter's 50th goal of the season after Novakovic parried Samuel's header from Solari's cross.
Paolo Orlandoni produced a reflex save from Pettinari as the hosts looked for a way back, but it was Inter who went closer before the break.
Crespo fired narrowly over from Cesar's left-wing centre, and Pelé tested Novakovic with a sweetly struck volley from a tight angle.
Reggina reduced the arrears five minutes after the restart when Pettinari found the net after Orlandoni failed to hold Montiel's long-range effort.
The Amaranto's optimism was short-lived as Solari converted a right-wing cross from his compatriot Burdisso to restore Inter's two-goal advantage.
Balotelli added insult to injury four minutes from time, capitalising on a defensive lapse and rounding Novakovic before sliding home.
Reggina 1-4 Inter (HT: 0-2)
Scorers: Crespo 14, Balotelli 30, 86, Pettinari 50, Solari 62.
Reggina (3-4-1-2): 22 Novakovic; 13 Stadsgaard (28 Camilleri 46), 55 Lanzaro, 3 Cherubin; 20 Alvarez, 4 Cascione, 10 Cozza (8 Barreto 46), Aronica (23 Modesto 63); 25 Montiel; 32 Pettinari, 24 Tullberg.
Subs not used: Saraò, 35 Viola, 26 Squillace, 27 Lamenta.
Coach: Renzo Ulivieri.
Inter (4-4-2): 22 Orlandoni; 24 Rivas, 23 Materazzi (42 Maaroufi 75), 25 Samuel (37 Puccio 46), 40 Fatic; 21 Solari, 30 Pelé, 16 Burdisso, 31 Cesar; 18 Crespo (46 Napoli 85), 44 Balotelli.
Subs not used: 71 Alfonso, 47 Filippini, 43 Pedrelli, 48 Gerbo.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni (Siena).
Booked: Aronica 6, Pelé 38, Balotelli 76.
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