Final score

16 February 2008 16:00

Inter
18' Suazo
14' Suazo
Livorno
referee De Marco / linesmen Cini, Ghiandai / 4th man Lops
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Minutes Text commentary
48' During the break, the Carnival Cup-winning Inter Primavera side has come on the pitch to celebrate their midweek triumph with the Nerazzurri faithful.
47' Half time. Inter lead Livorno by two goals to nil.
45' Incredible miss by the Nerazzurri. Crespo beats the offside trap, collects Suazo's pass, runs on goal and plays square to his strike partner, who mis-reads the move.
45' Balleri is booked.
45' Two minutes of added time.
40' Pasquale unleashes a shot from 25 yards. Burdisso blocks.
40' Livorno captain Balleri runs down the right and curls in a cross. Julio Cesar collects.
38' Diamanti swings in a cross from the right. Maicon heads clear.
34' Inter close to a third through Maicon. The Brazilian hooks over from a tight angle after winning a duel with Vidigal.
32' Maicon's cross from the right is headed clear by Dario Knezevic.
24' Julio Cesar gets down to save Diamanti's low shot from the edge of the area.
22' Pelé has a go from 35 yards. The Portuguese's low shot trickles several yards wide of the left post.
18' GOAL!!!!! David Suazo does it again! He crashes home from close range after a cross from Maxwell. INTER 2-0 LIVORNO.
17' Livorno win a free kick 30 yards out after a Pelé foul on Diamanti.
17' Diamanti's far-post header from the free kick is wayward. Stankovic makes a headed clearance.
14' GOAL!!!!!!! David Suazo climbs in the area and heads home Cristian Chivu's pin-point inswinging free kick. INTER 1-0 LIVORNO.
14' That was the Honduran's sixth goal in black and blue, and 108th for Italian clubs.
13' Maicon takes a tumble after a rash challenge by ex-Inter full back Giovanni Pasquale on the right wing. Free kick.
10' Julio Cesar gets out quick to beat Bogdani to a through ball.
9' Another save by the Livorno keeper, this time (at full stretch) from Crespo's low effort.
9' Livorno's first shot of the game falls to Diamanti. The Amaranto striker's 25-yard shot is wide of the right post.
8' Zanetti fires a shot on target from distance. Another save by Amelia.
7' Suazo races down the right, gets to the byline and delivers a cross. Amelia beats Crespo to the ball and makes a smothering save.
5' Dejan Stankovic collects a short pass from Maxwell and hits a low shot on target. Easy save for Marco Amelia.
3' Suazo plays in Cambiasso with a ball over the Livorno defence, but Amelia gets there before the Argentine.
2' Cristian Chivu's curling free kick is wide.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter v Livorno. The teams are out warming up ahead of the 16:00 kick-off.
1' A win this afternoon will give us a double-figure advantage over second-placed Roma, who play away to Juventus tonight.
1' Inter (4-4-2): 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 30 Pelé, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 29 Suazo, 18 Crespo.
1' Livorno (3-5-2): 1 Amelia; 77 Grandoni, 15 Knezevic, 6 Galante; 69 Balleri, 7 Pulzetti, 11 De Vezze, 8 Vidigal, 26 Pasquale; 23 Diamanti, 81 Bogdani.
1' Livorno kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Maicon combines with Zanetti as Inter mount an attack in the opening minute. The Brazilian goes down under a challenge and it's a 30-yard free kick to us.
Minutes Text commentary
49' That's it. Inter beat Livorno 2-0. Easy win really. See you on Tuesday for Liverpool v Inter.
48' Julio Cesar saves Filippini's low shot from distance.
45' Materazzi rises at the far post to head behind Figo's free kick.
45' Four minutes of added time.
40' Marco Materazzi comes on for Hernan Crespo.
37' Diamanti fires over the bar from 25 yards.
35' Livorno make their third change. Antonio Filippini comes on for Daniele De Vezze.
30' Figo crosses from the right corner flag. Maniche collects at the far post but can't find space for a shot. He plays back to Maxwell whose floated cross is cleared by Livorno.
29' Maniche scythes a long-range shot off target.
27' It's Luis Figo time! The Portuguese midfielder makes a welcome return to the pitch after three and a half months on the sidelines. Off comes Maicon.
27' Inter's midfield now looks like the past, the present and the future of the Portuguese national team.
26' Livorno bring on Fausto Rossini for David Balleri.
23' Livorno make their first substitution. Camolese brings on Vailatti for Pulzetti.
23' Inter replace Dejan Stankovic with Maniche.
17' Inter hit back through counter-attack specialist Suazo. Cambiasso's final touch is saved by Amelia.
16' Diamanti's free kick hits the post.
16' Livorno close again seconds later. Julio Cesar makes a splendid tipped save from Vidigal.
15' De Vezze wins the ball off Pelé in midfield, runs on goal and drags his shot wide. De Marco spots a foul by the Portuguese youngster and awards Livorno a free kick.
14' Good chance for the Nerazzurri. Burdisso rises in the box and powers over his header from Chivu's right-wing corner.
13' Maxwell delivers a great cross from the left but Crespo fails to capitalise.
13' Zanetti goes on one of his trademark runs and wins us a corner after his cross is blocked by Vidigal.
9' Pulzetti is booked for a foul on Maxwell.
8' Vidigal heads clear Chivu's left-wing corner.
4' Chivu cuts out Balleri's pass for Bogdani and sweeps clear.
3' Balleri floats in a cross from the right. Julio Cesar gathers.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' The only half-time change is Pelé's boots. The Portuguese midfielder has switched his orange pair of Nikes for a blue pair.
Zanetti
8.01
8.01
Materazzi
7.24
7.24
Crespo
6.75
6.75
Stankovic
6.88
6.88
Cambiasso
8.01
8.01
Burdisso
7.11
7.11
Julio Cesar
8.18
8.18
Figo
7.58
7.58
Maicon
7.83
7.83
Maxwell
7.71
7.71
Suazo
9.02
9.02
Chivu
7.78
7.78
Pelé
6.68
6.68
Maniche
7.02
7.02
Average rating 7.56
6 shots on target 6
5 shots off target 4
11 fouls committed 20
4 corners 1
2 offsides 2
36:04 ball possession 26:31
Mancini v Camolese

The two coaches meet for the fifth time after one win apiece and two draws. Both of Mancini's home games against Camolese have ended in draws.
Details:
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Torino 0-0 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Torino ---- 1-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 1-1 1-2

Mancini v Livorno

Inter boss Roberto Mancini has never lost against Livorno, with 5 wins and 2 draws from 7 competitive meetings with the Tuscan outfit.

Details:
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Livorno 1-0 2-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Livorno 5-0 0-0
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Livorno 4-1 2-1
2007/08 Serie A Inter-Livorno ---- 2-2

Camolese v Inter

Giancarlo Camolese is still looking for his first win against Inter after 2 draws and 4 defeats.

Details:
2001/02 Serie A Torino-Inter 0-1 0-0 2002/03 Serie A Torino-Inter ---- 0-1 2003/04 Coppa Italia Reggina-Inter 1-1 1-2 2003/04 Serie A Reggina-Inter 0-2 ----

Disciplinary situation


Inter
Disqualified: Vieira.
Cautioned: Burdisso, Cambiasso, Chivu, Cordoba.

Livorno
Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Balleri Galante, Pavan.

Inter unbeaten in 28 league games & 28 competitive matches

The Nerazzurri haven't lost a Serie A fixture since their 3-1 home defeat to Roma on 18 April 2007. Mancini's team have since collected 22 wins and 6 draws in Italy's top flight. In all competitions Inter are unbeaten in 28 matches, having won 23 and drawn 5 since the 1-0 Champions League defeat at Fenerbahçe on 19 September 2007.

No league goal against Inter for 291 minutes

Inter haven't conceded a goal in the championship since Gasbarroni's 69th-minute goal in the 3-2 win over Parma on 20 January 2008. That was 291 competitive minutes ago (remaining 21 minutes of Inter 3-2 Parma plus 0-0 draw at Udinese, 1-0 home victory over Empoli and 2-0 win at Catania).

Ibra, Suazo likely scorers against Livorno?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (60 goals for Italian clubs) has scored 6 times against Livorno and Parma - more than any other club. He has also put 6 past Amaranto goalkeeper Amelia. David Suazo (107 goals for Italian clubs) also counts Livorno as one of his favourite targets, with 7 goals against the Tuscan outfit. Suazo, who has also netted 7 times against Genoa and Sampdoria, has scored 7 goals against Amelia - more than any other keeper.

Livorno winless in four rounds

The Amaranto have drawn 2 games and lost 2 since their last victory, a 1-0 home win over local rivals Empoli on 20 January 2008.

Inter on target in 49 consecutive league games at home

Roberto Mancini's team have scored in 49 consecutive Serie A matches at home, netting a total of 116 goals since their 0-0 draw with Reggina on 29 May 2005 - the final matchday of the 2004/05 season.

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wins(15) draws(3) defeats(2)

MILAN - Inter disposed of Livorno 2-0 to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the Serie A table ahead of tonight's clash between Juventus and Roma.

Azzurri keeper Marco Amelia was a busy man in the opening stages, with saves from Stankovic, Zanetti and Crespo.

But there was nothing the Livorno number one could do to keep out Suazo's bullet header from Chivu's perfectly executed free kick in the 14th minute.

The Honduran added his second on 18 minutes, crashing home from close range after the Amaranto defence failed to clear Maxwell's left-wing cross.

Inter should have been three-nil up by the break but Suazo was beaten to Crespo's return pass after a fast counter-attack down the middle.

Livorno offered little in the way of a reply, their best chances coming within sixty second-half seconds when Diamanti's free kick hit the post before Vidigal forced Julio Cesar into a tipped save.

Burdisso powered over a header and Cambiasso had a close-range shot blocked as the Nerazzurri looked to build on their lead.

With the points sewn up Mancini rested Stankovic and Maicon, introducing Portuguese pair Nuno Maniche and Luis Figo.

The veteran was given a rapturous applause on his return to the pitch after three and a half months on the sidelines.

Bring on Liverpool.

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

Scorer: Suazo 14, 18.

Inter (4-4-2): 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon (7 Figo 72), 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 30 Pelé, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic (28 Maniche 68); 29 Suazo, 18 Crespo (23 Materazzi 85).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 8 Ibrahimovic, 9 Cruz, 24 Rivas.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Livorno (3-5-2): 1 Amelia; 77 Grandoni, 15 Knezevic, 6 Galante; 69 Balleri (20 Rossini 71), 7 Pulzetti (86 Vailatti 68), 11 De Vezze (3 A.Filippini 80), 8 Vidigal, 26 Pasquale; 23 Diamanti, 81 Bogdani.
Subs not used: 14 De Lucia, 4 E.Filippini, 17 Alvarez, 32 Pavan.
Coach: Giancarlo Camolese.

Referee: Andrea De Marco (Chiavari).

Booked: Balleri 45, Pulzetti 9.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Amelia
Maicon 13 Balleri
Burdisso 16 Knezevic
Chivu 26 Galante
Maxwell 6 Pasquale
Zanetti 4 Grandoni
Stankovic 5 Pulzetti
Cambiasso 19 De Vezze
Pelé 30 Vidigal
Suazo 29 Bogdani
Crespo 18 Diamanti

substitutes

Toldo 1 De Lucia
Figo 7 A. Filippini
Ibrahimovic 8 E. Filippini
Cruz 9 Alvarez
Materazzi 23 Rossini
Maniche 28 Pavan
Rivas 24 Vailatti