Inter 2
1 Cagliari

22 Cruz, 37 (2nd half) Materazzi, 46 (2nd half) Biondini

referee Daniele Orsato / linesmen Maggiani, Pirondini / 4th man Mazzoleni
Serie A TIM — matchday 35 — Giuseppe Meazza, Milano — 27 April 2008 15:00

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1st half / 2nd half

45' / Cristian Chivu blocks a Del Grosso free kick.
45' / Half time. Inter 1-0 Cagliari.
43' / Del Grosso gets a shot on target from 30 yards. Julio Cesar saves.
42' / Incredible miss by Cambiasso. Capecchi fails to reach Cruz' right-wing cross and the ball falls to Cuchu, who uncharacteristically drives wide from close range.
41' / Del Grosso is booked for a rash challenge on Maicon.
40' / Another chance for the Nerazzurri. Balotelli's shot spins up into the air and falls to the feet of Cambiasso. The Argentine is thwarted by Capecchi.
39' / Biondini crashes wide after Matri's attempt to turn Zanetti is foiled.
38' / Free kick to Cagliari - about 35 yards from goal. Cossu effort is high and wide.
34' / Amantino Mancini has just scored his second of the afternoon in Rome. The Giallorossi now lead Toro by four goals to nil.
33' / At the other end Vieira's flicked header from Maicon's fast cross goes wide of the right post.
32' / Cagliari on the attack. Jeda fires wide from 25 yards.
29' / Roma are now 3-0 up against Torino - Vucinic and Mancini have added to Pizarro's opener. Doesn't look like we'll be winning the Scudetto today.
27' / The flag goes up as Maicon runs in from the right to meet Burdisso's short pass from Vieira's ball into the area.
25' / Matri sidefoots wide a golden chance for an equaliser after meeting Ferri's ball from the right.
22' / GOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!! Julio Cruz nods Patrick Vieira's pass into the far corner (via a slight deflection off Bianco), and we're 1-0 up at the Meazza!
22' / That was El Jardinero's 100th goal since he has been doing his job in Italy.
21' / Roma have taken the lead against Torino at the Olimpico. Ex-Inter midfielder David Pizarro scored from the spot.
19' / Maicon gets a cross in from the right. Capecchi plucks it out of the air.
18' / Looking for his 100th goal for Italian teams, Julio Cruz heads over Balotelli's right-wing free kick.
16' / Capecchi makes a lunging dive in an attempt to save Balotelli's corner. He fails to reach the ball, but fortunately for the Cagliari keeper his defence sweeps clear.
15' / Cambiasso volleys wide after the Cagliari defence fails to make a decent clearance from Balotelli's left-wing cross.
14' / Another shot from Balotelli - from the acutest of angles. Goal kick to the visitors.
13' / Il Capitano has a go from 25 yards. His right-foot shot swerves wide.
10' / Balotelli pokes wide with a first-time shot from Cambiasso's pass after a defensive mistake by the Sardinians.
8' / Inter have a goal disallowed for offside. Balotelli meets Cambiasso's through ball and slides under Capecchi, but the flag goes up.
6' / Another run by Matri after a slip by Burdisso, and another shot. Zanetti blocks it.
5' / Zanetti picks out Balotelli with a long-range pass to the left wing. The youngster crosses in for Cruz, whose flicked header is wide. Seconds later, Balotelli sends a low shot wide of the left post.
3' / Inter survive an early scare as Matri shoots wide from an inviting position after running unchallenged into the box.
1' / Match point number one... If we beat Cagliari today and Roma lose at home to Torino, we're Italian champions for the third consecutive season (and for the 16th time in our history).
1' / Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district, where the teams are out warming up ahead of the three o'clock kick-off.
1' / Inter will wear special Nike shirts with the Pirelli logo in Chinese this afternoon.
1' / We have never lost in these shirts - in the 2005/06 season we beat Livorno 5-0 and Lazio 3-1, winning 2-0 at Chievo in 2006/07. And we beat the Chinese Olympic Team 3-0 in last summer's friendly in Trento.
1' / Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 14 Vieira, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic; 9 Cruz, 45 Balotelli.
1' / Cagliari: 4 Capecchi; 21 Canini, 6 Lopez, 29 Bianco, 29 Ferri; 8 Biondini, 7 Cossu, 3 Del Grosso; 27 Jeda; 9 Acquafresca, 32 Matri.
1' / Cagliari kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!!!!
1' / Great chance for Supermario Balotelli after 30 seconds. The 17-year-old collects Maxwell's pass on the edge of the area, turns and fires narrowly over the bar.
48' / Crespo is flagged offside as he races towards Cambiasso's through ball.
48' / Full time. Inter beat Cagliari 2-1 and remain six points clear of Roma (4-1 winners over Torino) with three rounds of the Serie A season remaining.
46' / Cagliari reduce the arrears through Biondini, whose long-range effort goes in off Burdisso. Inter 2-1 Cagliari.
45' / There will be three minutes of added time.
42' / A roar rings around the Meazza, and it's now 'chi non salta rossonero è' as the news comes through that fourth place Fiorentina have taken a 2-1 lead against Sampdoria.
41' / Crespo climbs at the near post and nods wide Chivu's corner. All the subs have had chances as soon as they have come on today.
40' / Mancini makes his last switch. Hernan Crespo replaces the ever efficient Julio Cruz.
37' / GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Marco Materazzi rises at the back post and crashes home a header from Cristian Chivu's excellent left-wing free kick. Inter 2-0 Cagliari.
34' / Cagliari bring on Enrico Cotza for Alessandro Matri.
33' / The Honduran almost has an immediate impact on the game - but his header is just wide of the angle between bar and post.
32' / Capecchi makes a brilliant one-handed save from Balotelli.
32' / Another substitution. David Suazo replaces Mario Balotelli, who comes off to rapturous applause.
31' / Ballardini brings on Marco Mancosu for Luis Diego Lopez.
31' / Julio Cruz goes close to his and Inter's second. His low bullet shot from Cambiasso's pull-back is inches wide.
30' / Cagliari close. Matri just fails to connect with Jeda's shot from 25 yards.
30' / Mancini makes his first change. Marco Materazzi comes on for Dejan Stankovic.
28' / Maxwell sets up a counter attack after winning the ball off Ferri in his own half, but the move comes to an end when Biondini intercepts Balotelli.
22' / At the back post Canini heads wide a floated cross from the right.
19' / A chance for Dejan Stankovic. The Serbian meets Balotelli's headed pass and shoots. Capecchi saves.
15' / Maicon gets a cross in from the right after combining with Cruz. Canini blocks, conceding a corner in the process.
13' / Ex-Nerazzurri forward Nicola Ventola has pulled one back for the Granata at the Olimpico. Roma 4-1 Torino.
12' / Maicon muscles his way between Del Grosso and Biondini, gets to the byline and crosses. Larrivey blocks the Brazilian's cross.
9' / The flag goes up as Capecchi saves Balotelli's shot on the turn from Vieira's hooked ball into the box.
6' / Rossoblu captain Lopez is yellow-carded for fouling Balotelli.
4' / Cagliari close to a leveller through Jeda. The Brazilian's header from a corner is headed off the line by Cambiasso.
1' / Inter kick off the second half.
1' / Cagliari have brought on Joachin Larrivey for Roberto Acquafresca.
1' / The Rossoblu sub is straight into the action, forcing Julio Cesar into a smothering save.

total votes 3362

Zanetti 7.9596
Materazzi 8.0901
Crespo 6.8365
Cruz 8.0066
Stankovic 5.8933
Cambiasso 7.3830
Burdisso 5.8440
Julio Cesar 7.3553
Maicon 7.5719
Maxwell 6.7384
Vieira 7.4475
Suazo 6.4662
Chivu 6.8338
Balotelli 7.8288
average rating 7.1610

wins

21

draws

9

defeats

7

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19 November 2011 2-1 55' Motta, 61' Coutinho, 89' Larrivey Vai alla partita
19 February 2011 1-0 7' Ranocchia Vai alla partita
7 February 2010 3-0 49' Milito, 6' Pandev, 20' Samuel Vai alla partita
10 January 2009 1-1 67' Acquafresca, 78' Ibrahimovic Vai alla partita
27 April 2008 2-1 22' Cruz, 82' Materazzi, 91' Biondini Vai alla partita
17 February 2007 1-0 11' Burdisso Vai alla partita
15 January 2006 3-2 10' Martins, 15' Adriano, 20' Esposito, 59' Adriano (Rig), 82' Suazo Vai alla partita
17 April 2005 2-0 65' Martins, 40' Ze Maria Vai alla partita
16 January 2000 2-1 4' Simic, 17' Oliveira, 82' Moriero Vai alla partita
24 January 1999 5-1 3' Muzzi, 29' Baggio, 60' Simic, 67' Simeone, 72' Simeone, 77' Baggio Vai alla partita
1 December 1996 2-2 7' Ganz, 43' Muzzi, 49' Silva Pereira, 91' Djorkaeff
23 December 1995 4-0 12' Ganz, 23', 35' e 68' Branca
21 May 1995 1-2 17' Sosa, 45' Dely Valdes, 56' Aut. Paganin
30 January 1994 3-3 7' Oliveira, 28' Pusceddu, 44' e 52' Sosa, 84' Dely Valdes, 90' Fontolan
13 September 1992 3-1 7' Bianchi Alessandro, 17' Bergomi, 53' Oliveira, 90' Shalimov
8 March 1992 0-0
27 January 1991 1-1 44' Klinsmann, 87' Cappioli
30 January 1983 2-0 9' Aut. Bogoni, 81' Altobelli
14 February 1982 1-3 29' Piras, 49' Bagni, 62' Quagliozzi, 65' Piras
21 September 1980 4-1 5' Muraro, 7' Beccalossi, 21' Selvaggi, 38' Rig. Altobelli, 74' Muraro
5 April 1980 3-3 3' Aut. Baresi, 6' Selvaggi, 33' Muraro, 49' Oriali, 50' Aut. Mozzini, 57' Altobelli
19 October 1975 1-0 80' Boninsegna
13 October 1974 4-1 10' Boninsegna, 45' Boninsegna, 63' Gori, 66' Boninsegna, 81' Boninsegna
20 January 1974 0-1 67' Riva
29 October 1972 1-0 18' Boninsegna
12 December 1971 0-0
25 October 1970 1-3 7' Riva, 21' Riva, 79' Domenghini, 88' Mazzola
15 February 1970 1-0 84' Boninsegna
27 October 1968 4-0 9' Facchetti, 66' Spadetto, 76' Mazzola, 90' Domenghini
14 January 1968 0-2 tav
24 December 1966 2-1 24' Riva, 35' Jair, 77' Cappellini
27 March 1966 2-0 63' Bedin, 88' Facchetti
7 March 1965 3-0 16' Suarez, 26' Suarez, 88' Bedin

Statistics

5 shots on target 3
12 shots off target 8
14 fouls committed 10
6 corners 5
6 offsides 2
29:09 ball possession 27:11

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report

MILAN - Inter brushed aside Cagliari 2-1 at the Meazza but Roma cruised to victory over Torino to keep the Scudetto on ice.

Julio Ricardo Cruz scored his 100th goal since he has been doing his job in Italy to put Inter in front on 22 minutes, Marco Materazzi adding his first of the season after coming on for Stankovic.

Cagliari grabbed a late consolation through Biondini.

Inter were always in control and produced their first chance after just 30 seconds of an enthralling opening ten minutes when Mario Balotelli's shot on the turn missed the target by a matter of inches.

Cagliari, needing points to secure Serie A safety, could have taken the lead in the third minute but Matri shot wide after racing unchallenged into the box.

Mancini's men piled on the pressure and strike partners Cruz and Balotelli both went close before the seventeen-year-old star had a goal ruled out for offside.

Balotelli capped an extraordinary start to the game with a first-time shot from Cambiasso's pass after a defensive mistake by the Rossoblu.

The pressure paid off in the 22nd minute when Cruz' header from Vieira's pin-point pass went in off Bianco.

Inter took their lead into the break after Cambiasso drove wide from close range after Capecchi failed to reach a Cruz cross.

Unrelentless in his search for a goal, Balotelli drew applause for a spectacular shot on the turn that was well saved by Capecchi.

There was no let-up in Inter's domination as Cruz went close to a second in the 76th minute, his low drive finishing just wide.

Materazzi rose at the back post and nodded home Cristian Chivu's brilliant left-wing free kick to double Inter's lead with eight minutes of normal time remaining.

Cagliari midfielder Biondini pulled one back in time added on when his long-range shot went in off Burdisso.

Inter 2-1 Cagliari (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Cruz 22, Materazzi 82, Biondini 90+1.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 14 Vieira, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic (23 Materazzi 75); 9 Cruz (18 Crespo 85), 45 Balotelli (29 Suazo 77).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Jimenez, 24 Rivas, 28 Maniche.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Cagliari: 4 Capecchi; 21 Canini, 6 Lopez (26 Mancosu 76), 29 Bianco, 29 Ferri; 8 Biondini, 7 Cossu, 3 Del Grosso; 27 Jeda; 9 Acquafresca (19 Larrivey 46), 32 Matri (33 Cotza 79).
Subs not used: 12 Koprivec, 5 Conti, 25 Acosta, 31 Agostini.
Coach: Davide Ballardini.

Referee: Daniele Orsato (Schio).

Booked: Del Grosso 41, Lopez 51.

Inter vs Cagliari

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Capecchi
Maicon 13 Canini
Burdisso 16 Lopez
Chivu 26 Bianco
Maxwell 6 Ferri
Vieira 14 Biondini
Cambiasso 19 Cossu
Zanetti 4 Del Grosso
Stankovic 5 Jeda
Cruz 9 Acquafresca
Balotelli 45 Matri

substitutes

Toldo 1 Koprivec
Jimenez 11 Conti
Crespo 18 Larrivey
Materazzi 23 Acosta
Rivas 24 Mancosu
Maniche 28 Agostini
Suazo 29 Cotza

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