Final score

19 October 2008 20:30

Roma
Inter
11' (2nd half) Obinna
9' (2nd half) Stankovic
2' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic
6' Ibrahimovic
referee Nicola Rizzoli / linesmen Calcagno, Griselli / 4th man Morganti
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Minutes Text commentary
46' One minute of added time.
46' Half time. Inter lead Roma 1-0.
45' Muntari blocks Totti's free kick as Roma keep the Nerazzurri under pressure in the closing minutes of the first half.
44' De Rossi outjumps Cordoba and heads over.
43' Another chance for Roma. Vucinic's header from Totti's first-time cross takes a deflection off Chivu and goes over for a corner.
42' Rodrigo Taddei hooks wide after meeting De Rossi's cross at the far post.
35' Julio Cesar makes a save from Vucinic.
34' Perrotta lobs Julio Cesar from Totti's pass but the flag goes up for offside.
33' Mirko Vucinic is yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Obinna.
32' Obinna powers forward on the counter-attack. The Nigerian plays wide to Quaresma who beats his marker and crosses to the far post. Ibrahimovic heads across the six-yard box and Loria boots clear.
29' Another corner for Inter as Obinna's strike spins off Loria.
28' De Rossi's fast low drive from 35 yards takes a deflection. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
26' Doni blocks Maicon's cross-shot, and it's another corner for Inter. Muntari's shot from a tight angle results in a goal kick.
22' Another shot from Quaresma. It's low and on target, forcing Doni to get down to his right and push round for a corner.
22' Quaresma's inswinging corner is headed behind for another corner by Riise.
19' Quaresma tries a trivela shot from 25 yards after collecting Ibrahimovic's backheeled pass. The Poruguese's effort is high and wide.
17' Roma close after a counter-attack. Aquilani serves his Italy team-mate De Rossi, who shoots wide from just outside the box.
14' What a run by Maicon. The Brazilian wins the ball in his own half, charges down the middle, plays a fast one-two with Obinna and then crashes his shot wide.
13' Back at the other end Quaresma fires a low shot at Doni.
12' Maicon gets back well to intercept Loria's long pass forward for the lurking Vucinic.
9' Juan goes close to scoring an own goal as his sliced clearance from Stankovic's cross finishes just wide of the post. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
5' IBRACADABRA!!!!!! Inter take the lead from a counter-attack. Cordoba plays a long ball down the right flank. Ibra chases it and chips Doni from a tight angle. What a goal by the Swede, and what silence at the Olimpico. Roma 0-1 Inter.
4' Cambiasso dispossesses Vucinic after Roma captain Totti launches a counter-attack.
4' Riise shoots with the outside of his left foot. Julio Cesar gets down and makes the save.
1' After the international break, Inter's Serie A campaign resumes here at the Stadio Olimpico with a Week 7 clash against Roma.
1' The two teams meet for the second time this season after the Super Cup curtain raiser in August. On that occasion Inter beat the Giallorossi on penalties to lift their first trophy under José Mourinho.
1' Here are the lineups: <br> Roma: Doni; Cicinho, Loria, Juan, Riise; De Rossi, Aquilani; Taddei, Perrotta, Vucinic; Totti.<br> Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Cordoba, Chivu, Zanetti; Stankovic, Cambiasso, Muntari; Quaresma, Ibrahimovic, Obinna.
1' We're under way at the Olimpico as Roma kick off.
Minutes Text commentary
48' De Rossi fires wide from distance.
48' Full time. Inter beat Roma 4-0 and move clear at the top of the table.
45' Three minutes of added time.
44' Muntari sidefoots wide after meeting Obinna's cut-back on the edge of the box.
39' Sulley Muntari blasts over after Mancini's pass square.
38' Julio Cruz comes on for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
35' Ivan Cordoba gets in on the act. The Colombian's shot on the turn from 20 yards is saved by Doni.
33' Roma bring on Brighi for Perrotta.
33' And Inter replace Stankovic with Dacourt.
32' Riise's thunderous low strike from a free kick is parried by Julio Cesar.
32' Another chance for Roma as Menez volleys over.
31' Cristian Chivu is booked for a foul on Vucinic.
30' Roma make their second change. Okaka comes on for Taddei.
27' Inter close to a fifth as Maicon steals in to head Mancini's left-wing cross against the upright.
24' Mourinho brings off Quaresma and brings on ex-Roma player Mancini.
24' Spalletti replaces Totti with Menez.
23' Julio Cesar parries Totti's low effort from 25 yards, with Vucinic narrowly missing from the resulting corner.
22' Daniele De Rossi meets Taddei's pull-back from the byline and crashes over the bar.
17' Totti controls Aquilani's pass over the Inter defence but Julio Cesar snatches the ball.
11' GOOOAAAALLL!!!!! It's turning into a rout! Nsofor Victor Obinna fires past Doni from just outside the area to score his first goal in black and blue, and celebrates Obafemi Martins style with a series of somersaults. ROMA 0-4 INTER.
9' GOAL!!!!!!! Dejan Stankovic half-volleys in off the post, giving Doni no chance, and we're 3-0 up at the Olimpico! ROMA 0-3 INTER.
7' Taddei's shot from the corner takes a deflection and spins out for another corner. The resulting cross is cleared as far as Aquilani whose thunderbolt shot from 25 yards is tipped over by Julio Cesar.
6' Captain Zanetti gets a boot to Riise's shto from De Rossi's pass, conceding a corner.
3' Roma close to reducing the arrears within a minute as Cicinho tests Julio Cesar from close range.
2' IBRACADABRA!!!! Zlatan collects Muntari's pass and puts us in total control at the Olimpico with a low shot under Doni after a solo run on goal. ROMA 0-2 INTER.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Quaresma hits a shot on target from the left angle of the Roma box. Doni saves.
Zanetti
7.5
7.5
Cordoba
7.66
7.66
Cruz
6.75
6.75
Stankovic
8.18
8.18
Cambiasso
8.19
8.19
Julio Cesar
8.38
8.38
Maicon
8.49
8.49
Dacourt
6.6
6.6
Ibrahimovic
9.49
9.49
Chivu
7.63
7.63
Mancini
6.78
6.78
Muntari
7.81
7.81
Quaresma
6.31
6.31
Obinna
7.51
7.51
Average rating 7.66
7 shots on target 8
12 shots off target 6
12 fouls committed 16
8 corners 10
4 offsides 8
30:17 ball possession 25:26
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ROME - Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up where he left off with two more extraordinary goals for Inter at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Swedish forward, whose sublime backheeled goal saw the Nerazzurri on their way to a 2-1 victory over Bologna before the international break, scored in each half of Sunday evening's Serie A showdown.

Dejan Stankovic and Nsofor Victor Obinna added the others in a spectacular second-half scoring spree as Inter went on to rout Roma 4-0.

The victory puts Inter two points clear of Napoli, Catania and Udinese at the top of the table after seven rounds of matches.

Ibrahimovic silenced the home fans after just five minutes, collecting Cordoba's long pass down the right flank and lobbing Doni from a tight angle.

He added his second two minutes after restart, receiving from Muntari and sliding under the Roma keeper after a surging run on goal.

Dejan Stankovic made the result safe on 54 minutes, half-volleying beyond the despairing Doni for his first goal at club level since his strike against Udinese on the opening day of the 2007/08 season.

Inter weren't done though and within two minutes Obinna opened his scoring account for the Nerazzurri, finding the top right corner with a perfectly executed 20-yard shot.

Maicon almost capped a superlative performance with a fifth goal when he stole in to head Mancini's cross on to the post.

Roma 0-4 Inter (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Ibrahimovic 5, 47, Stankovic 54, Obinna 56.

Roma: 32 Doni; 3 Cicinho, 15 Loria, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 16 De Rossi, 8 Aquilani; 11 Taddei (89 Okaka 75), 20 Perrotta (33 Brighi 78), 9 Vucinic; 10 Totti (24 Menez 69).
Subs not used: 25 Arthur, 7 Pizarro, 22 Tonetto, 23 Montella.
Coach: Luciano Spalletti.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu, 4 Zanetti; 5 Stankovic (15 Dacourt 78), 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari; 21 Obinna, 8 Ibrahimovic (9 Cruz 83), 77 Quaresma (33 Mancini 69).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 10 Adriano, 25 Samuel, 45 Balotelli.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).

Booked: Vucinic 33, Chivu 76.

starting lineups

Doni 12 Julio Cesar
Cicinho 13 Maicon
Loria 2 Cordoba
Juan 26 Chivu
Riise 4 Zanetti
De Rossi 5 Stankovic
Aquilani 19 Cambiasso
Taddei 20 Muntari
Perrotta 21 Obinna
Totti 8 Ibrahimovic
Vucinic 77 Quaresma

substitutes

Arthur 1 Toldo
Tonetto 25 Samuel
Menez 15 Dacourt
Brighi 33 Mancini
Pizarro 9 Cruz
Okaka 10 Adriano
Montella 45 Balotelli