Final score

20 January 2008 20:30

Inter
48' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic
43' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic (P)
30' Cambiasso
Parma
24' (2nd half) Gasbarroni
40' Cigarini
referee Andrea Gervasoni / linesmen Lanciano, Ayroldi / 4th man Mazzoleni
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Minutes Text commentary
48' Half time. Inter 1-1 Parma.
47' Cordoba is yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Corradi.
47' Julio Cesar catches Reginaldo's dangerous cross-shot from a tight angle.
46' Ibrahimovic's header from Jimenez' right-wing cross is cleared.
45' Esteban is okay and after a big of magic spray he's back in action.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
43' Cambiasso appears to have injured his knee following a duel with Reginaldo.
40' Crespo twists and turns in the box to lose two opponents and tries a rabona. Bucci saves.
40' Parma break and equalise through Luca Cigarini, who runs to meet Reginaldo's right-wing cross and hits it first time past Julio Cesar. INTER 1-1 PARMA.
34' Nuno Maniche tests Bucci with a 25-yard right-footer.
34' Cigarini is booked for a foul on Ibrahimovic.
30' More brilliance from Ibrahimovic. He protects the ball from two opponents and then carves out space for a shot with a darting movement. His effort takes a deflection and it's a corner.
30' GOAL!!!!! Parma's Cigarini fails to clear a Luis Jimenez corner. The ball falls to Esteban Cambiasso who lashes past Bucci from close range. INTER 1-0 PARMA.
30' Goal number six of the season for El Cuchu.
28' Another chance for the Nerazzurri. Nuno Maniche feeds Zlatan and the Swede sends a ferocious low effort on target from 20 yards. Bucci saves.
27' Ivan Cordoba blocks two shots as Parma attack back.
25' Corradi makes a headed clearance from Jimenez' left-wing corner.
21' Inter survive a scare as Materazzi makes a providential block in the area to deny Reginaldo a certain goal.
19' Ibrahimovic looks for Crespo with a fast low pass. Parma intercept.
17' Coly is unable to continue. He is replaced by Dessena.
16' Morrone lets loose a first time effort from 25 yards. It's just wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
14' Ferdinand Coly is back on the pitch.
13' Good move by the Nerazzurri. Ibra loses two opponents for dead in a storming run down the left. He then plays short to Cambiasso who floats in a cross. Maniche's header is blocked.
12' Parma are still down to ten men as Coly receives medical attention.
11' Maniche unleashes a ferocious shot from 30 yards. Parma block.
10' Coly hasn't recovered from the Materazzi treatment. He hobbles to the touchline.
9' Reginaldo and Coly combine down the right. The Senegalese full-back lines up a cross but Materazzi makes a crunching tackle. Parma win a corner but nothing comes of it as Maniche clears.
7' Parma attack Inter after a promising start by Mancini's players. Paolo Castellini blasts high and wide.
1' Welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for live text coverage of Inter v Parma.
1' Roma shortened our lead at the top of the table to four points with a 2-0 win over Catania earlier today, but we'll be back at +7 if we defeat the Gialloblu tonight.
1' And with Inter scoring at home in 47 consecutive Serie A matches, and Parma without an away win since last April, a Nerazzurri victory looks likely.
1' The east stand is barely visible from the press box in the west stand due to the thick fog that has shrouded Milan all day.
1' New signing Nuno Maniche is in the starting lineup, while Patrick Vieira is on the bench ready to make his return to action after a long spell on the sidelines through injury.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 28 Maniche, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti; 11 Jimenez; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo.
1' Parma's latest signing Cristiano Lucarelli is on the bench as Di Carlo has opted to start Pisanu and Corradi in attack.
1' Parma: 5 Bucci; 33 Coly, 13 Rossi, 24 Couto, 2 Zenoni; 83 Reginaldo, 4 Morrone, 21 Cigarini, 7 Castellini; 11 Pisanu, 32 Corradi.
1' Parma kick off. FORZA INTER!
Minutes Text commentary
50' Full time. Inter beat Parma 3-2. What a comeback by the Nerazzurri.
48' GOAL!!!!! IBRACADABRA!!! Julio Cruz receives on the right from Vieira and swings in a cross for Zlatan. The Swede controls and whips past Bucci for a dramatic winning goal. INTER 3-2 PARMA.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
43' GOAL!!! Ibrahimovic sends Bucci the wrong way from the spot. INTER 2-2 PARMA.
43' Gasbarroni is booked for protesting.
42' Inter are awarded a penalty after Couto keeps out Ibrahimovic's shot with his hand.
42' Couto is shown a straight red card.
40' Patrick Vieira replaces Marco Materazzi to mark his return to action after almost three months out injured.
39' Jimenez is booked for foul play.
36' Maxwell, who scored a memorable goal against Parma last season, has a go from 30 yards. The Brazilian's effort is over the bar.
32' Lucarelli is booked for a foul on Zanetti.
31' Cambiasso blasts in from the resulting corner but the flag goes up for offside.
30' Inter so close to a leveller. Cambiasso's flicked header from Jimenez' right-wing cross is goalbound, but Bucci pulls off an amazing reflex save.
29' Pisanu crashes over from the edge of the box as Parma come looking for a third.
27' Parma make their third switch. New signing Cristiano Lucarelli comes on for Bernardo Corradi.
24' Parma sub Gasbarroni scores with a left-wing curling free kick to put his team in front. It took a slight deflection off Jimenez. INTER 1-2 PARMA.
23' Free kick to the visitors after a Materazzi foul on Corradi.
22' The Nerazzurri hit back. Cambiasso drives a low shot wide of the right post.
21' Parma bring on Gasbarroni for Reginaldo.
21' Inter survive another scare. Couto rises to head a corner on to the post. Cesar then clears off the line.
20' At the other end Julio Cesar tips behind Pisanu's low shot from 20 yards.
19' Spectacular volley from Cesar after Cruz' headed pass. It whizzes over the crossbar.
19' Ibrahimovic's header from Jimenez' cross is over the bar.
17' Morrone blasts a long-range shot way over the bar.
16' El Jardinero has a grasscutter saved by Bucci.
13' Bucci makes a punched clearance from Jimenez' curling free kick.
11' Inter make a double substitution. On come Cesar and Julio Cruz for Maniche and Hernan Crespo.
10' Julio Cesar saves Pisanu's weak header from Reginaldo's cross.
9' Crespo's shot cannons off Couto, and it's a corner for Inter.
9' Cordoba rises at the back post to make aerial contact with Jimenez' high corner, fouling Couto in the process.
6' Good effort by Jimenez. The Chilean receives from Maniche and sends a low shot wide of the left post.
4' Crespo collects a pass from Maniche and shoots. Rossi blocks.
3' Burdisso whips in a cross from the right. Parma clear at the far side.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Corradi makes a headed clearance from Jimenez' right-wing corner.
Zanetti
6.75
6.75
Cordoba
5.52
5.52
Materazzi
5.92
5.92
Crespo
5.93
5.93
Cruz
6.84
6.84
Cambiasso
8.28
8.28
Burdisso
5.14
5.14
Julio Cesar
5.66
5.66
Cesar
6.04
6.04
Maxwell
5.95
5.95
Vieira
6.97
6.97
Ibrahimovic
8.52
8.52
Jimenez
6.09
6.09
Maniche
6.45
6.45
Average rating 6.43
7 shots on target 5
5 shots off target 7
13 fouls committed 10
5 corners 3
2 offsides 2
31:51 ball possession 21:10
Mancini v Di Carlo

The two coaches meet in a competitive fixture for the first time.

Mancini v Parma

Roberto Mancini has won 7, drawn 6 and lost 4 of his 17 competitive encounters against Parma.

Details:
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 2-0 2-1

Di Carlo v Inter

The current Parma boss faces the Nerazzurri for the first time in his coaching career.

Mancini set for 200th match as Inter coach

Inter v Parma will be Roberto Mancini's 200th competitive match as coach of Inter. In the other 199 games he has collected 127 wins, 52 draws and 20 defeats. Mancini's debut on the Inter bench was a 1-1 draw at Basel in Champions League qualifying on 11 August 2004. His 199 matches are subdivided as follows: 132 in Serie A, 26 in Coppa Italia, 38 in European cups and 3 in Italian Super Cup.

Inter's long scoring run at home

The Nerazzurri have scored in 47 consecutive league games at home, netting a total of 112 goals. Inter 0-0 Reggina on the last day of the 2004/05 season was the last time Mancini's team failed to score in a Serie A home match.

Di Carlo and points in January

Domencio Di Carlo's teams do particularly well in the first calendar month, with a points per match average of 1.89 thanks to 11 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats from 19 league games.

Parma only team yet to play out scoreless draw

Parma are the only team taking part in the 2007/08 Serie A championship that has not drawn a match 0-0. The Gialloblu's last goalless draw was away to Lazio on 20 May 2007.

Parma's poor away form

Parma have won just once in their last 29 Serie A away matches, a 4-3 victory over Palermo on 22 April 2007. The Gialloblu have drawn 10 and lost 18 of the other 28 matches. Parma haven't scored away from home in the league since their 1-1 draw at Palermo on 31 October 2007. A total of 357 competitive minutes have elapsed since Morrone's goal in the third minute of that game.

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

MILAN - Inter came from behind to defeat Parma 3-2 in a drama-filled evening at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Esteban Cambiasso opened the scoring on the half hour with his third goal in as many games, but Luca Cigarini levelled ten minutes later.

Parma substitute Andrea Gasbarroni scored with a curling free kick after the restart and looked to have condemned Inter to their first loss in all competitions since last September's Champions League defeat to Fenerbahçe.

But Inter weren't done and Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick two minutes from the end after Couto was shown a straight red card for hand ball.

In time added on the Swedish sorcerer scored his eighteenth of the season to complete the comeback and literally lift the roof off the Meazza.

The win keeps Inter's seven points clear of Roma, who won 2-0 at home to Catania.

Roberto Mancini gave January signing Maniche his debut against the Gialloblu and the Portuguese international was a constant force in midfield, setting up his team-mates and testing Bucci with a couple of long-range shots.

Inter broke the deadlock on 30 minutes after a splendid solo effort from Ibrahimovic. Cigarini failed to clear the resulting corner, taken by Jimenez, and Cambiasso pounced to lash home from ten yards.

Parma were level within ten minutes, Luca Cigarini running on to Reginaldo's cross and hitting first time past Julio Cesar.

Maniche set up Crespo and Jimenez as the Nerazzurri made an encouraging start to the second half.

But Parma came back strong and Couto headed against the post, forcing Cesar into a goalline clearance.

Parma sub Gasbarroni stunned San Siro into silence three minutes after coming on, scoring with a left-wing curling free kick that took a slight deflection off Jimenez.

Bucci denied Cambiasso an equaliser with a splendid reflex save and from the resulting corner the Argentine had a goal disallowed for offside.

With time running out Couto saw red after handling Ibrahimovic's shot in the area. Match referee Gervasoni pointed to the spot and the Swede sent Bucci the wrong way to sent up an exciting finale.

In the second minute of injury time Vieira steered wide to Cruz and the Argentine crossed to Ibrahimovic, who controlled and fired past Bucci, sparking wild celebrations.

Inter 3-2 Parma (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Cambiasso 30, Cigarini 40, Gasbarroni 69, Ibrahimovic (pen) 88, 90+3.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi (14 Vieira 85), 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 28 Maniche (31 Cesar 56), 11 Jimenez; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (9 Cruz 56).
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 21 Solari, 24 Rivas, 30 Pelé.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Parma: 5 Bucci; 33 Coly (23 Dessena 17), 13 Rossi, 24 Couto, 2 Zenoni; 83 Reginaldo (18 Gasbarroni 66), 4 Morrone, 21 Cigarini, 7 Castellini; 11 Pisanu, 32 Corradi (9 Lucarelli 72).
Subs not used: 99 Pavarini, 8 Matteini, 17 Mariga, 55 Parravicini.
Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.

Referee: Andrea Gervasoni (Mantua).

Booked: Cigarini 34, Cordoba 45+2, Lucarelli 77, Gasbarroni 88.
Sent off: Couto 87, Di Carlo.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Bucci
Cordoba 2 Coly
Burdisso 16 Rossi
Materazzi 23 Couto
Maxwell 6 Zenoni
Zanetti 4 Reginaldo
Cambiasso 19 Morrone
Maniche 28 Cigarini
Jimenez 11 Castellini
Ibrahimovic 8 Pisanu
Crespo 18 Corradi

substitutes

Orlandoni 22 Pavarini
Cruz 9 Matteini
Vieira 14 Lucarelli
Solari 21 Mariga
Rivas 24 Gasbarroni
Pelé 30 Dessena
Cesar 31 Parravicini