Roma 2
1 Inter

36 Mexes, 9 (2nd half) Perrotta, 15 (2nd half) Pelé

referee Emidio Morganti / linesmen Strocchia, Rosi / 4th man De Marco
TIM Cup — final — Olimpico , Roma — 24 May 2008 21:00

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1st half / 2nd half

46' / Half time. Roma 1-0 Inter.
45' / Ambitious shot by Vucinic. The Montenegro forward blazes high and wide from 30 yards.
45' / One minute of added time.
42' / Mexes' flicked header is saved by Toldo as Roma pour forward in search for a second goal.
41' / Aquilani's shot from Perrotta's pull-back is deflected out for a corner.
39' / Inter win two corners in quick succession but Roma clear them both.
36' / Roma take the lead with a fine goal from Philippe Mexes. The Frenchman steals in at the near post and hooks in Pizarro's corner. Roma 1-0 Inter.
35' / Doni makes a punched save from Maicon's right-wing cross.
35' / Back in our half Roma win a corner after De Rossi's long-range shot takes a deflection.
32' / Spalletti's men pile on the pressure, Cassetti sending a low drive just wide from 20 yards.
31' / Roma close again. Perrotta's central shot from just inside the box is saved by Toldo.
29' / Great chance for Roma but Vucinic fails clean contact with a right-wing cross.
27' / Back in our half, Maxwell heads behind Tonetto's looping cross, conceding a corner.
24' / Cracking effort by Maxwell! The Brazilian's snapshot from 20 yards produces a fine save from his compatriot Doni. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
23' / Nice try by Patrick Vieira. Maicon plants a right-wing cross on to the head of the France captain, whose flicked effort is just over the bar.
19' / Mirko Vucinic is lucky not to get booked after shooting over in frustration after the referee stopped play for offside.
18' / Another chance for Roma. Perrotta's close-range effort from Vucinic's cross is blocked by his former team-mate Cristian Chivu.
16' / End to end stuff in Rome. Maicon gets in a cross from the right - easy save for Doni.
15' / Giuly pounces on a loose ball and blazes wide as Roma hit back.
13' / Balotelli's free kick hits the Roma wall, but Inter remain in attack and Stankovic forces Doni into a save from 20 yards.
12' / Inter win a free kick in a central position just over 30 metres from goal after a Mexes foul on Suazo.
10' / Tonight's match is the 17th meeting between the two teams in the last four seasons.
9' / Inter look for openings down the left but Mexes beats Suazo to Maxwell's low pass.
3' / Inter counter at Roma and go close through Balotelli, whose right-foot shot from Suazo's through pass is saved by Doni. The Italian striker is flagged offside.
1' / Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico for the final act of a long, long season.
1' / Italian champions Inter face Roma in the final of the Coppa Italia for the fourth season running.
1' / Mancini's team beat Roma in 2004/05 and 2005/06, losing out to the Giallorossi last season.
1' / The teams:
Inter: Toldo; Maicon, Burdisso, Chivu, Maxwell; Zanetti; Balotelli, Vieira, Stankovic, Cesar; Suazo.
Roma: Doni; Cassetti, Mexes, Juan, Tonetto; Pizarro, Aquilani, De Rossi; Perrotta, Giuly; Vucinic.
1' / Inter get the 60th Coppa Italia final under way.
1' / Early chance for Roma who have made an aggressive start to the game. Burdisso sweeps clear after Toldo blocks Aquilani's effort, and the flag goes up for offside.
52' / Full time. Roma beat Inter 2-1 and win their 9th Coppa Italia to equal Juventus' record.
51' / Roma win a free kick on the left edge of our area after Burdisso's foul on Vucinic.
47' / Burdisso's shot on the turn is wide of the target.
46' / Roma introduce Panucci in place of Aquilani.
45' / Inter bring on Crespo for Zanetti.
45' / Six minutes of added time.
41' / Pelé is booked for a late challenge on Pizarro.
39' / Alberto Aquilani fires inches wide after a first-time passing move by the Giallorossi.
32' / Vucinic sweeps clear after Balotelli just fails to make headed contact with Jimenez' right-wing corner.
29' / Vucinic and Burdisso are booked as tempers flare in midfield.
28' / Perrotta is unable to continue after suffering from cramp. On comes Matteo Brighi.
21' / Roma replace Giuly with Cicinho.
19' / Inter win a left-wing free kick. Jimenez' curling cross is punched clear by Doni.
19' / Nerazzurri so close to a leveller. Burdisso's header from just inside the area hits the post.
19' / Roma on the rack as Pelé goes close to a second.
18' / Burdisso loses the ball in his own area but quickly repairs the damage to deny Perrotta a certain third for Roma.
17' / Mancini brings on Luis Jimenez for Cesar.
16' / GOOOAAAALLLL!!! We're back in the game as Pelé's sublime first-time strike from 25 yards finds the top right corner. Roma 2-1 Inter.
16' / Vieira is booked for a foul on Pizarro.
15' / Corner to Inter after Pelé's shot takes a deflection.
11' / Perrotta is booked for foul play.
9' / Roma double their lead from a counter-attack after Vucinic wins the ball off Cesar. Perrotta one-twos with Vucinic and tucks into an open net with Toldo stranded. Roma 2-0 Inter.
9' / Toldo is booked for protesting.
7' / Suazo is tackled by Juan on the byline as he reaches Pelé's deft through ball.
4' / Vucinic fumbles his shot after some good approach play.
3' / Burdisso tackles De Rossi after the Roma captain storms past Maicon on the left. Perrotta then heads wide Tonetto's cross.
1' / Roma kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!
1' / Roberto Mancini has brought on Pelé for Dejan Stankovic.
1' / Francesco Toldo gets down well to save Perrotta's low long-range shot.

total votes 3103

Zanetti 6.0135
Toldo 6.4393
Crespo 6.1769
Stankovic 4.8072
Burdisso 6.3131
Cesar 4.6577
Maicon 6.1874
Maxwell 7.2266
Vieira 5.6579
Suazo 5.0440
Jimenez 5.7806
Chivu 6.4081
Pelé 8.4405
Balotelli 5.8930
average rating 6.0747

wins

2

draws

2

defeats

5

23 January 2013 2-1 13' Florenzi, 33' Destro, 44' Palacio Vai alla partita
19 April 2011 0-1 45' Stankovic Vai alla partita
24 May 2008 2-1 55' Perrotta, 61' Pelé, 36' Mexes Vai alla partita
9 May 2007 6-2 1' Totti, 5' De Rossi, 55' Panucci, 57' Crespo, 16' Perrotta, 20' Crespo, 31' Mancini, 90' Panucci Vai alla partita
3 May 2006 1-1 8' Cruz, 59' Mancini Vai alla partita
12 June 2005 0-2 30' Adriano, 36' Adriano Vai alla partita
7 May 1986 2-0 18' Rig. Desideri, 29' Tovalieri
8 December 1981 4-1 12' Chierico, 14' Faccini, 58' Aut. Bini, 82' Prohaska, 88' Rig. Di Bartolomei
9 June 1965 6-8 dcr (2-2) 22' Rig. Manfredini, 29' Francesconi, 50' Bedin, 56' Jair

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report

ROME - Philippe Mexes and Simone Perrotta scored in each half of the 60th Coppa Italia final to prevent Inter from completing a league and cup double.

The Frenchman produced an exceptional finish from Pizarro's corner in the 36th minute after the Giallorossi stepped up a gear following an end-to-end opening half hour.

Italian international Perrotta added the second from a counter attack shortly after the restart.

Inter sub Pelé reduced the arrears with a magnificent goal and Burdisso headed against the upright as the Nerazzurri went down fighting.

Both sides were denied by the offside flag early on, the first real chance falling to Perrotta who saw his close-range effort blocked by Chivu in the 18th minute.

Vieira headed narrowly over and Maxwell's snapshot was well saved by Doni before a period of Giallorossi pressure that led to Mexes' opener.

Roma added to their lead nine minutes into the second half, from a counter attack after Cesar was robbed of the ball. Perrotta one-twoed with Vucinic and slotted into an open goal with Toldo stranded.

Pelé, on for Stankovic at half time, gave a reply within six minutes of Perrotta's strike. The Portuguese youngster controlled Aquilani's headed clearance and rifled into the top right corner from 25 yards.

Buoyed by Pelé's wonder goal Inter furiously attacked their opponents and Burdisso almost snatched a dramatic equaliser, his header coming back off the post.

But Roma went closer to a third than Inter to a second, Aquilani curling a low shot inches wide in the final stages as the Giallorossi held on for their second consecutive cup final victory, equalling Juventus' record of nine Coppa Italias.

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

Scorers: Mexes 36, Perrotta 54, Pelé 61.

Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti (18 Crespo 90); 45 Balotelli, 14 Vieira, 5 Stankovic (30 Pelé 46), 31 Cesar (11 Jimenez 62); 29 Suazo.
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 21 Solari, 28 Maniche, 40 Fatic.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Roma: 32 Doni; 77 Cassetti, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 22 Tonetto; 7 Pizarro, 8 Aquilani (2 Panucci 90+1), 16 De Rossi; 20 Perrotta (33 Brighi 73), 14 Giuly (3 Cicinho 66); 9 Vucinic.
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 15 Antunes, 18 Esposito, 30 Mancini.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti.

Referee: Emidio Morganti (Ascoli Piceno).

Booked: Toldo 54, Perrotta 56, Vieira 61, Vucinic 74, Burdisso 74, Pelé 86.

Roma vs Inter

starting lineups

Doni 1 Toldo
Cassetti 13 Maicon
Mexes 16 Burdisso
Juan 26 Chivu
Tonetto 6 Maxwell
Pizarro 14 Vieira
Aquilani 4 Zanetti
De Rossi 5 Stankovic
Giuly 45 Balotelli
Vucinic 29 Suazo
Perrotta 31 Cesar

substitutes

Curci 12 Julio Cesar
Panucci 11 Jimenez
Cicinho 18 Crespo
Antunes 21 Solari
Esposito 30 Pelé
Mancini 28 Maniche
Brighi 40 Fatic

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