Final score

24 March 2010 20:45

Inter
16' (2nd half) Maicon
41' Eto'o
36' Eto'o
Livorno
referee Christian Brighi / linesmen Viazzi, Liberti / 4th man Saccani
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Half time. We're two-nil up at the break thanks to a brilliant brace from Samuel Eto'o.
45' Corner to the visitors after Julio Cesar makes a tricky block from Knezevic's half-volley.
45' Two minutes of stoppage time.
44' Filippini fires way over as Livorno try to reduce the arrears before the break.
41' GOAL!!!!!! Eto'o does it again!!!! Pandev crosses into the box and Sammy beats Rubinho with a brilliant overhead kick. INTER 2-0 LIVORNO.
41' That was Eto'o's first double for Inter and his 10th goal in Serie A.
40' Eto'o wins a rebound in the Livorno area but Knezevic gets back in time to intercept. Corner to Inter.
37' Eto'o close to a quick second. Quaresma crosses into the area and the Inter number nine sees his first-time shot blocked by Rubinho.
36' GOAL!!!!! Samuel Eto'o!!!! Thiago Motta serves the Cameroonian, who turns Perticone before firing an unstoppable shot past Rubinho. INTER 1-0 LIVORNO.
35' Samuel Eto'o gets on the end of a Pandev cross and sees his header saved by Rubinho.
35' Julio Cesar keeps out a shot from Pulzetti as Livorno hit us on the break.
34' Back at the other end Pandev fires over Rubinho's crossbar.
33' Julio Cesar blocks a long-range shot from Filippini.
31' Inter close as Quaresma races down the right and severely tests Rubinho with an angled drive.
31' Another chance for the Nerazzurri as Quaresma forces a one-handed block from Rubinho.
30' Di Gennaro runs on to a through ball and crosses from the byline. Julio Cesar saves.
30' Perticone is booked for a foul on Chivu.
29' Pandev wins a rebound just inside the Livorno half and advances before serving Eto'o, who wins us a corner. Pandev's corner kick is cleared by Rivas.
27' Chance for Livorno. Danilevicius receives from Raimondi and shoots on sight. Cordoba blocks and Julio Cesar gathers the loose ball.
25' Pulzetti's floated cross-shot from the edge of our penalty area is straight into Julio Cesar's arms.
23' Free kick to us out on the right wing. Cambiasso's cross is caught by Rubinho who beats Materazzi to the ball at his back post.
20' Chivu volleys wide from 20 yards.
19' Chance for Inter from the game's first corner. The ball is played short to Eto'o who serves Pandev in the six-yard box but the Macedonian can't get a shot on target.
15' Eto'o plays into space just outside the Livorno area and Maicon crashes over with the outside of his right foot.
12' Knezevic cuts out a decent left-wing cross from Chivu and heads away.
11' Di Gennaro rifles a low 25-yard shot well wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post.
8' Maicon attacks down the right flank and delivers a high cross. Rubinho punches clear.
5' Knezevic loses the ball just outside the Livorno area. Pandev pounces and gets into the area but falls before he can serve a team-mate.
4' Inter hit back at Eto'o serves Thiago Motta who is promptly intercepted by Raimondi.
4' Quaresma whips in a left-wing cross after turning two opponents. Ex-Inter defender Nelson Rivas makes a headed clearance.
3' Livorno counter-attack and Di Gennaro drags a low 20-yard shot wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post.
1' Good news! Cristian Chivu has been named in José Mourinho's starting lineup for tonight's match against Serse Cosmi's Amaranto. It's the Romania captain's first start since that horrific head injury sustained in the 1-0 win at Chievo on 6 January.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta; 7 Quaresma, 9 Eto'o, 27 Pandev.
Subs: 1 Toldo, 6 Lucio, 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 22 Milito, 25 Samuel, 89 Arnautovic. 
Coach: José Mourinho.
1' Livorno: 25 Rubinho; 2 Perticone, 4 Rivas, 13 Knezevic; 77 Raimondi, 3 Filippini, 7 Pulzetti, 22 Prutsch, 46 Pieri; 19 Di Gennaro; 9 Danilevicius.
Subs: 92 Bardi, 10 Tavano, 20 Bellucci, 26 Lignani, 52 Diniz, 87 Vitale, 99 Lucarelli. 
Coach: Serse Cosmi.
1' Livorno kick off. FORZA INTER!
Minutes Text commentary
45' Full time. Inter beat Livorno 3-0 with two goals from Eto'o and one from Maicon. The result sees the Nerazzurri move four points clear of AC Milan (beaten in Parma) and Roma (victorious in Bologna) who share second spot.
44' Quaresma looks for Eto'o with a trivela cross but it sails over the head of the Cameroonian.
43' Pieri blasts a 30-yard shot into the Curva Nord - a shot which sums up Livorno's evening out in Milan.
40' The crowd roars as news comes through that Parma have taken the lead at home to AC Milan, Bojinov the scorer in the 90th minute.
40' Eto'o goes through on goal but the flag goes up for offside.
39' Julio Cesar tips round a shot from Tavano but the flag goes up for offside as Danilevicius was behind the defenders.
36' Rivas' flicked header from Raimondi's right-wing cross is wide of the far post.
34' Mariga slices wide from 20 yards.
32' Cristian Chivu is given a deserved standing ovation as he makes way for Walter Samuel.
31' Mariga is yellow-carded for a challenge on Vitale.
29' Pandev one-twos with Quaresma as the Nerazzurri build an attack but Perticone intercepts the return pass.
26' Chivu snuffs out a Livorno attack with a superbly timed interception.
24' Thiago Motta makes way for Sulley Muntari, who returns from suspension after sitting out the Palermo draw.
21' Amaranto sub Vitale is booked for a foul on Maicon.
19' Inter bring on Mariga for Cambiasso.
19' And Livorno replace Knezevic with Diniz.
16' GOAL!!!!! Maicon blasts past Rubinho from a tight angle after running onto Thiago Motta's through ball. INTER 3-0 LIVORNO.
14' Julio Cesar tips round Vitale's deflected shot. Corner to the visitors.
13' Rivas beats Eto'o to Maicon's floated cross and heads to safety.
9' Pulzetti hooks over the bar from Danilevicius' chested pass.
8' Quaresma gets past two opponents on the right and delivers a teasing cross. Rubinho saves.
6' Cosmi makes his second substitution. Tavano comes on for Di Gennaro.
5' Rivas blocks a left-wing cross from Quaresma. The ball spins up but Rubinho gets to the loose ball before Pandev can pounce.
5' Quaresma fires over the bar as Inter continue their attacking start to the second half.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Livorno have made a half-time switch, with Vitale replacing Filippini.
Zanetti
7.61
7.61
Cordoba
7.25
7.25
Materazzi
7.22
7.22
Cambiasso
7.46
7.46
Julio Cesar
7.57
7.57
Samuel
6.79
6.79
Maicon
8.05
8.05
Chivu
8.15
8.15
Muntari
6.1
6.1
Quaresma
8.84
8.84
Motta
8.02
8.02
Eto'o
9.2
9.2
Pandev
6.65
6.65
Mariga
6.7
6.7
Average rating 7.54
4 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 6
15 fouls committed 14
6 corners 3
4 offsides 1
30:12 ball possession 24:48
Mourinho v Cosmi / Livorno

José Mourinho faces Livorno and their coach Serse Cosmi for the third time after league and cup wins earlier this season.

Details:
2009/10 Coppa Italia Inter-Livorno 1-0 ----
2009/10 Serie A Inter-Livorno ---- 2-0

Cosmi v Inter

Livorno boss Serse Cosmi faces Inter for the twelfth time after 1 victory (Perugia 4-1 Inter in Serie A on 19 January 2003), 1 draw and 9 defeats. His teams have conceded in all 11 games for a total of 23 goals.

Details:
2000/01 Serie A Perugia-Inter 2-3 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Perugia-Inter 0-2 1-4
2002/03 Serie A Perugia-Inter 4-1 2-2
2003/04 Serie A Perugia-Inter 2-3 1-2
2005/06 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-1 ----
2009/10 Serie A Livorno-Inter 0-2 ----
2009/10 Coppa Italia Livorno-Inter ---- 0-1

Javier Zanetti: 135 consecutive appearances from Livorno to Livorno

Inter captain Javier Zanetti has played 135 Serie A games on the trot. The last Italian league match he missed was Inter's 4-1 win at home to tonight's opponents Livorno on 25 October 2006. The Argentine has played every league game in 6 of his 14 seasons at Inter.

Four clean sheets since 4-3 win over Siena

Inter have not conceded at home in Serie A since Maccarone's 65th-minute goal in Inter 4-3 Siena on 9 January 2010. The Nerazzurri have since hosted AC Milan (2-0), Cagliari (3-0), Sampdoria (0-0) and Genoa (0-0).

Inter unbeaten at home since November 2008

Inter's last home loss was a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Panathinaikos on 26 November 2008. The Nerazzurri have since played 38 games at home, winning 27 and drawing 11.

Milito+Eto'o=points

Diego Milito and Samuel Eto'o form the most decisive strike partnership in the 2009/10 Serie A after 29 rounds of matches. Their goals have earned Inter 29 points (15 Milito, 14 Eto'o).

Pandev prolific against Livorno

Of his 68 goals for Italian clubs, Goran Pandev has scored more against Livorno than any other team, with 6 goals in games against the Amaranto.

No Livorno win against Inter since November 1947

Livorno haven't beaten Inter in a competitive fixture since their 3-2 Serie A victory in Florence on 16 November 1947. On that occasion Tieghi scored a hat-trick for the Amaranto (3', 20', 25'), with Soldani (own goal 15') and Quaresima (76') on target for the Nerazzurri. In the successive 13 meetings between the two teams there have been 11 Inter wins and 2 draws.

Livorno without a win in 10 games

With three draws and seven defeats since their 2-1 home victory over Parma on 10 January 2010, the Amaranto have ammassed only three points from their last ten Serie A games.

Foul-play Livorno

Livorno have had eight red cards this season - more than any other team apart from Sampdoria. The Amaranto players who have received their marching orders in 2009/10 are De Lucia (twice), Lucarelli, Marchini, Moro, Perticone, Pieri and Rivas.

Few Livorno scorers in 2009/10

Only eight different Amaranto players have hit the target in this season's Serie A. They are: Bergvold, Danilevicius, A.Filippini, Knezevic, Lucarelli, Pulzetti, Rivas and Tavano. Udinese are the only other side with as few different scorers after 29 rounds of matches.

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

MILAN - Samuel Eto'o followed up his Champions League winner at Stamford Bridge with a sublime double as league leaders Inter saw off cellar dwellers Livorno in Serie A Week 30 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The Cameroon striker, who hadn't netted in the Italian championship since his effort against Lazio in December, scored twice in five minutes to put the Nerazzurri in total command against Serse Cosmi's Amaranto.

Thiago Motta laid on his second assist of the game after the break to set up Maicon for Inter's third goal.

With Sneijder and Santon out injured and Stankovic unavailable through suspension, Mourinho made several changes to the side that drew away to Palermo at the weekend. Chivu, Materazzi and Cordoba returned in defence with Quaresma starting alongside Eto'o and Pandev in a three-pronged attack.

After an evenly-balanced opening period Eto'o broke the deadlock on 36 minutes, controlling Thiago Motta's ball into the box and swiftly turning Perticone before arrowing his shot beyond the reach of Rubinho.

Eto'o came close to a quick second from Quaresma's cross but was denied by Rubinho, who could do little to stop the Inter number nine from doubling Inter's lead in the 41st minute.

Chivu, in the starting lineup for the first time since his head injury against Chievo on 6 January, floated the ball across to Pandev on the right and the Macedonian crossed to Eto'o who took the Amaranto keeper by suprise with a magnificent overhead kick.

Maicon wrapped up the points sixteen minutes after the restart with his first goal at home since last season's effort against Werder Bremen in the Champions League. Put through by his compatriot Thiago Motta, the Brazilian right-back blasted past Rubinho from a tight angle on the right.

The win puts defending champions Inter four points clear of city rivals AC Milan who lost 1-0 at Parma, and Roma who join the Rossoneri in second place after their 2-0 victory at Bologna.

Inter 3-0 Livorno (HT: 2-0)

Scorers: Eto'o 36, 41, Maicon 61.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 26 Chivu (25 Samuel 77); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso (17 Mariga 64), 8 Thiago Motta (11 Muntari 69); 7 Quaresma, 9 Eto'o, 27 Pandev.

Subs not used
: 1 Toldo, 6 Lucio, 22 Milito, 89 Arnautovic.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Livorno: 25 Rubinho; 2 Perticone, 4 Rivas, 13 Knezevic (52 Diniz 64); 77 Raimondi, 3 Filippini (87 Vitale 46), 7 Pulzetti, 22 Prutsch, 46 Pieri; 19 Di Gennaro (10 Tavano 51); 9 Danilevicius.
Subs not used: 92 Bardi, 20 Bellucci, 26 Lignani, 99 Lucarelli. 

Coach
: Serse Cosmi.

Referee: Christian Brighi (Cesena).

Booked: Perticone 30, Vitale 66, Mariga 76.

Att.: 53,086.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Rubinho
Maicon 13 Perticone
Cordoba 2 Rivas
Materazzi 23 Knezevic
Chivu 26 Raimondi
Zanetti 4 Filippini
Cambiasso 19 Pulzetti
Motta 8 Prutsch
Quaresma 7 Pieri
Eto'o 9 Di Gennaro
Pandev 27 Danilevicius

substitutes

Toldo 1 Bardi
Lucio 6 Tavano
Samuel 25 Bellucci
Mariga 17 Lignani
Muntari 11 Diniz
Milito 22 Vitale
Arnautovic 89 Lucarelli