Final score

30 January 2008 21:00

Juventus
31' Iaquinta
14' Del Piero
Inter
9' (2nd half) Balotelli
39' Cruz (P)
10' Balotelli
referee Massimiliano Saccani / linesmen Niccolai, Papi / 4th man Romeo
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46' It's 2-2 after an action-packed first half in Turin.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
43' Maniche is yellow-carded for a sliding challenge on Cristiano Zanetti.
42' Toldo makes a punched save from Salihamidzic's cross-shot. The Italian keeper then blocks Nocerino's follow-up effort.
39' GOAL!!! Julio Cruz sends Belardi the wrong way! It's 2-2 at Turin's Stadio Olimpico.
39' That was El Jardinero's 8th goal in competitive meetings with Juventus, and his 15th of the season.
39' Salihamidzic is booked.
38' PENALTY!!!! Stankovic's corner is cleared as far as Jimenez, whose follow-up volley is handled by Salihamidzic. Saccani points to the spot.
32' Iaquinta is booked for removing his shirt during his goal celebrations.
31' Cordoba is adjudged to have brought down Iaquinta on the left wing. Free kick to Juventus.
31' Juventus take the lead. Iaquinta nods home from close range after Stendardo's header from Del Piero's inswinging free kick is tipped on to the post by Toldo. JUVENTUS 2-1 INTER (AGG. 4-3).
30' Salihamidzic's flicked header from just inside the Inter area is saved by Toldo at the far post.
27' Del Piero blasts his free kick high and wide.
26' Juve retrieve the ball in their own half and come forward on the break. Del Piero makes a 50-yard dash down the middle before he is fouled by Pelé. The Portuguese youngster is booked, and the Bianconeri win a free kick 30 yards out.
26' Pelé will miss Inter's next Coppa fixture as he went into the game on a caution.
24' Salihamidzic heads over Del Piero's left-wing centre.
21' Iaquinto hits a low shot on target from 20 yards. Toldo gets down and saves.
20' Inter close to a second. Cruz controls a forward pass and plays short to Maniche. The Portuguese midfielder runs a couple of yards and unleashes a fierce 25-metre shot, forcing Belardi to tip on to the post.
15' Mario Balotelli is booked for elbowing Nicola Legrottaglie. The youngster was among the players on cautions and will now automatically miss Inter's next Tim Cup match.
14' Juve equalise. Del Piero's long-range free kick takes a deflection off Stankovic, giving Toldo no chance of making a save. JUVENTUS 1-1 INTER (AGG. 3-3).
13' Nelson Rivas rises in the area to head clear Del Piero's right-wing corner.
13' Juve win a free kick about 30 yards out after a Jimenez foul from behind on Cristiano Zanetti.
10' GOAL!!! Mario Balotelli controls Maniche's ball into the box, shrugs off a challenge from Birindelli, and coolly slots past Belardi. JUVENTUS 0-1 INTER (AGG. 2-3).
10' That was the Inter Primavera striker's third goal for the first team after his double against Reggina in the Tim Cup round of sixteen.
7' Balotelli races on to a forward pass from Cruz and commits a foul on Birdindelli just outside the Juve box.
5' Salihamidzic tries a flicked header from Del Piero's free kick. Inter clear but Juventus remain in the Inter third and Camoranesi swings in a cross from the right. Legrottaglie's header is wide.
4' Free kick to Juve out on the right wing, awarded for a Cordoba foul on Del Piero.
2' Nedved looks for Del Piero with a low pass to the edge of the box. Rivas dispossesses the Bianconeri captain.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico in Turin for tonight's Tim Cup 'derby d'Italia'.
1' This quarter-final is evenly balanced after last week's 2-2 draw in Milan, but Juve go into the clash with an away goals advantage.
1' Juventus: 12 Belardi; 2 Birindelli, 33 Legrottaglie, 25 Stendardo, 28 Molinaro; 7 Salihamidzic, 23 Nocerino, 6 C.Zanetti, 11 Nedved; 9 Iaquinta, 10 Del Piero.
1' Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 24 Rivas, 6 Maxwell; 28 Maniche, 30 Pelé, 5 Stankovic; 11 Jimenez; 9 Cruz, 45 Balotelli.
1' The winners of tonight's match will face Lazio in the semi-finals.
1' Juve kick off. FORZA INTER!!!
Minutes Text commentary
50' Free kick to Juve 35 yards out. Del Piero's effort is high and wide.
50' Full time. Inter beat Juventus 3-2 (aggregate result 5-4) and will face Lazio in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.
45' Four minutes of added time.
42' Inter bring on Santiago Solari for the injured Maicon.
40' Camoranesi is shown a straight red card for a terrible foul from behind on Pelé in the centre circle.
37' Brilliant one-handed save by Toldo from Trezeguet's snapshot.
36' Palladino steals in at the back post to head over Camoranesi's looping free kick.
30' Legrottaglie gets back and tackles Cruz to deny the Inter number nine another chance on goal.
29' Juventus make their final change. Raffaele Palladino replaces Pavel Nedved.
27' Cruz misses a great chance to kill off the game. Balotelli lets Stankovic's long pass roll through to the Argentine, who drags his shot just wide of the left post with just Belardi to beat.
26' Rivas makes a headed clearance from C.Zanetti's dangerous right-wing cross.
25' Inter make their second substitution. Javier Zanetti on, Luis Jimenez off.
23' Juve make a double substitution. David Trezeguet and Mauro Camoranesi come on for Vincenzo Iaquinta and Alessandro Birindelli.
20' Free kick to Inter over 35 yards out. Colombian defender Nelson Rivas has a go, but his effort is high and wide.
18' Julio Cruz is booked for wasting time.
9' Inter bring on Patrick Vieira for Maniche.
8' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!!!!! What a superb goal by Mario Balotelli! The Primavera striker collects a pass from Stankovic in the box, swivels quickly and finds the top right corner is a blistering strike. JUVENTUS 2-3 INTER (AGG. 4-5).
8' Juventus now need to score twice to stay in this tie.
6' Nocerino sends a low shot on target from 25 yards. Easy save for Toldo.
5' Mario Balotelli gets to Jimenez' right-wing cross at the back post and fires into the sidenetting.
4' Legrottaglie booked for fouling Balotelli from behind.
3' El Jardinero's grasscutter from 25 yards is blocked by Belardi.
3' Juve hit back and are denied a third goal by Francesco Toldo who pulls off a miraculous from Nedved.
1' Inter get the second half under way. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!
1' Stankovic climbs in the area and heads wide Balotelli's dangerous right-wing cross.
Zanetti
7.22
7.22
Cordoba
6.76
6.76
Toldo
8.37
8.37
Cruz
7.22
7.22
Stankovic
6.92
6.92
Solari
6.54
6.54
Maicon
6.84
6.84
Maxwell
6.78
6.78
Vieira
7.08
7.08
Jimenez
6.41
6.41
Rivas
7.64
7.64
Pelé
7.71
7.71
Balotelli
9.39
9.39
Maniche
6.93
6.93
Average rating 7.27
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Ranieri

The two coaches have met on seven previous occasions: twice in the Serie A, four times in the Champions League and once in the Tim Cup. There have been two wins apiece and three draws.

Details:
2007/08 Coppa Italia Inter-Juventus 2-2 2007/08 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0
2004/05 Champions League Valencia-Inter 1-5 0-0
2003/04 Champions League Chelsea-Lazio 2-1 4-0

Mancini v Juventus

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has won 5, drawn 6 and lost 4 of his 15 competitive encounters with Juventus.

Details:
2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Juventus 1-3 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Juventus 1-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Juventus 0-0 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Juventus 2-0 0-1
2003/04 Coppa Italia Lazio-Juventus 2-0 2-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Juventus 2-2 1-0
2005 Super Cup Inter-Juventus ---- 1-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Juventus 1-2 0-2
2007/08 Serie A Inter-Juventus ---- 1-1
2007/08 Coppa Italia Inter-Juventus 2-2 ----

Ranieri v Inter

Claudio Ranieri faces Inter for the 17th time in Italian competitions after 3 wins, 9 draws and 4 defeats. The current Juventus coach faced the Nerazzurri twice in the Champions League when in charge of Valencia in 2004/05. The Spaniards lost 1-5 at home and drew 0-0 in Milan. Ranieri made his coaching debut on 9 September 1990. His Cagliari team were beaten 3-0 at the Stadio Sant'Elia by... Inter.

Details:
1990/91 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-3 1-1
1991/92 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-2 ----
1994/95 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 1-3
1995/96 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 1-1 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 2-2
2004/05 Champions League Valencia-Inter 1-5 0-0
2006/07 Serie A Parma-Inter ---- 0-2
2007/08 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1 ----
2007/08 Coppa Italia Inter-Juventus 2-2 ----

One Juventus defeat in last 14 games

The Bianconeri have notched 7 wins and 6 draws since their last defeat, a 2-1 loss at Empoli in the Coppa Italia on 6 December 2007.

Bianconeri on target in last 12 cup games

The last time Juventus failed to score in a Coppa Italia game was on 19 November 2004 when they lost 2-0 at Atalanta. Since that date the Bianconeri have played 12 domestic cup matches, scoring 31 goals.

Juve always through after 2-2 draw from 1st legs

Juventus have always advanced in the domestic cup competition after a 2-2 draw in the first leg. In 1997/98 the Bianconeri drew 0-0 with Fiorentina in Turin to secure their passage to the next round. They beat the same team 4-1 in 2005/06 after a 2-2 draw in Florence.

Juve's scoring form in cup games at home

Juventus have failed to score in just one of their last 20 home matches in the Coppa Italia - a 1-0 defeat to Reggina on 18 December 2002. In the other 19 games the Turin outfit have scored a total of 45 goals. The Bianconeri, however, have only kept one clean sheet in their last 16 Tim Cup home matches (Juventus 1-0 Perugia on 21 January 2004). In the other 15 matches they have scored a total on 28 goals.

Inter unbeaten in 25 games and in 12 away matches

Inter's last defeat in all competitions was the 1-0 Champions League loss at Fenerbahçe on 19 September 2007. Mancini's men have since notched 20 wins and 5 draws in Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia matches. Away from home, the Nerazzurri have collected 8 wins and 4 draws since the above-mentioned defeat in Istanbul.

Inter on target in cup away games since 2004

The Nerazzurri last failed to score in a Coppa Italia away match on 13 January 2004 when they drew 0-0 at Udine. Inter have since played 14 away matches in the domestic cup, scoring a total of 26 goals.

Cruz and goals against Buffon, Juventus

Julio Cruz, who has scored 97 goals for Italian clubs, has netted more against Gianluigi Buffon than any other keeper (6 goals). The Argentine striker counts Juventus and Roma as his favourite target, with 7 goals against each club.

Inter and 2-2 draws from first legs

For the second time in their history, Inter go into a Coppa Italia return leg after a 2-2 draw from the first leg. In 1991/92 they beat Como 2-1 at the Stadio Sinigaglia after drawing in Milan.

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TURIN - Inter edged Juventus 3-2 in a pulsating clash at the Stadio Olimpico to complete a 5-4 aggregate victory and set up a Coppa Italia semi-final meeting with Lazio.

Inter Primavera's 17-year-old striker Mario Balotelli gave the Nerazzurri a dream start to the third 'derby d'Italia' of the season, controlling Maniche's ball into the box and shrugging off a challenge from Birindelli before sidefooting past Belardi for his third goal in the competition.

Juventus produced a quick reply through their captain Alessandro Del Piero, his free kick taking a deflection off the Inter wall and sailing past a stranded Francesco Toldo.

Mancini's men went close to a second in the 20th minute when Belardi tipped on to the post Nuno Maniche's thunderous long-range shot.

But it was the Bianconeri who edged in front just after the half-hour mark. Toldo tipped Stendardo's header from Del Piero's free kick on to the upright, and Vincenzo Iaquinta pounced on the loose ball to head in from close range.

Inter kept their cool in an inferno-like atmosphere and levelled before the break when Julio Cruz sent Belardi the wrong way from the spot after Salihamidzic handled in the area.

There were no signs of a second-half slowdown as both teams looked to gain the upper hand.

Stankovic headed wide Balotelli's fast cross and Cruz had a low effort blocked by Belardi, before Toldo pulled off a miraculous save to thwart Pavel Nedved.

Inter were back in front in the 54th minute when 'Supermario' Balotelli collected Stankovic's ball into the area, swivelled and thrashed his shot into the top right corner.

Claudio Ranieri threw Trezeguet and Camoranesi into the fray to give his side fresh attacking options, but Inter continued to create and Cruz missed a great chance to kill off the game, firing just wide with just Belardi to beat after Stankovic's long ball upfield.

Toldo made another brilliant intervention in the closing stages, producing a one-handed save to keep out Trezeguet's snapshot.

Camoranesi made his team's dim chances of a comeback even dimmer when he was shown a straight red card for kicking Pelé in the centre circle.

Juventus 2-3 Inter (HT: 2-2, AGG. 4-5)

Scorers: Balotelli 10, 53, Del Piero 14, Iaquinta 31, Cruz (pen) 39.

Juventus: 12 Belardi; 2 Birindelli (8 Camoranesi 68), 33 Legrottaglie, 25 Stendardo, 28 Molinaro; 7 Salihamidzic, 23 Nocerino, 6 C.Zanetti, 11 Nedved (20 Palladino 74); 9 Iaquinta (17 Trezeguet 68), 10 Del Piero.
Subs not used: 13 Vanstrattan, 30 Tiago, 36 Castiglia, 43 Ariaudo.
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.

Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon (21 Solari 87), 2 Cordoba, 24 Rivas, 6 Maxwell; 28 Maniche (14 Vieira 54), 30 Pelé, 5 Stankovic; 11 Jimenez (4 J.Zanetti 70); 9 Cruz, 45 Balotelli.
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 19 Cambiasso, 26 Chivu, 29 Suazo.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Massimiliano Saccani (Mantua).

Booked: Balotelli 15, Pelé 26, Iaquinta 32, Salihamidzic 39, Maniche 43, Legrottaglie 49, Cruz 63.
Sent off: Camoranesi 85.

starting lineups

Belardi 1 Toldo
Birindelli 13 Maicon
Legrottaglie 2 Cordoba
Stendardo 24 Rivas
Molinaro 6 Maxwell
Salihamidzic 28 Maniche
Nicerino 30 Pelé
Zanetti 5 Stankovic
Nedved 11 Jimenez
Iaquinta 9 Cruz
Del Piero 45 Balotelli

substitutes

Vanstrattan 22 Orlandoni
Camoranesi 4 Zanetti
Trezeguet 14 Vieira
Palladino 19 Cambiasso
Tiago 21 Solari
Castiglia 26 Chivu
Ariaudo 29 Suazo