Final score

16 April 2010 20:45

Inter
47' (2nd half) Eto'o
30' (2nd half) Maicon
Juventus
referee Antonio Damato / linesmen Nicoletti, Romagnoli / 4th man Pierpaoli
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Half time. Inter 0-0 Juventus. Bianconeri down to ten men in the 37th minute.
46' Chiellini blocks a Lucio's long-range effort.
46' Buffon saves Milito's hooked effort from a tight angle on the left.
45' Two minutes of injury time.
43' Maicon combines with Sneijder on the right channel. Grosso intercepts the Dutchman's return pass.
43' Iaquinta rifles a low shot on target from 25 yards out on the left. Julio Cesar saves.
42' Alberto Zaccheroni brings on Poulsen for Del Piero.
40' Buffon gets down to keep out a low diagonal shot from Samuel Eto'o.
39' Buffon makes a tipped save from Cambiasso's outswinging cross from the resulting free kick, with Lucio set to pounce at the far post.
37' Sneijder's curling free kick is blocked by the Bianconeri wall.
37' Sissoko is shown a second yellow card for a foul on Zanetti. It's his second booking. Yellow becomes red and the Mali midfielder is given his marching orders. Juventus down to ten men.
36' Milito is fouled by Sissoko just outside the Juve area. Free kick.
34' Lucio cuts out Diego's low through ball for Iaquinta as Juventus launch a swift counter-attack.
33' Cannavaro intercepts Maicon's cross for Milito and makes a headed clearance.
32' Pandev's low cross from the right by-line is saved by Buffon.
31' Buffon saves Sneijder's snapshot after a fast attack by Inter.
29' Buffon intercepts Milito's low left-wing cross for Pandev.
29' Iaquinta can't get a header on target from Diego's floated cross into our area.
28' Eto'o squeezes through for Thiago Motta but Buffon is first to the ball.
27' Eto'o receives from Pandev and charges into the Juve area. Sissoko gets back and makes the tackle.
24' Marchisio makes a clumsy clearance from Eto'o's corss. Buffon is fouled by Pandev as he jumps to reach the loose ball.
21' And two more. Thiago Motta and Sissoko are cautioned by Antonio Damato.
20' Another booking. Felipe Melo is yellow-carded for a terrible challenge on Pandev.
19' Julio Cesar saves Del Piero's inswinging free kick from the left wing.
18' Del Piero's inswinging corner from the flag is on target. Julio Cesar makes a punched clearance.
18' Samuel and Iaquinta are booked for foul play.
17' Cambiasso blocks Grosso's dangerous left-wing cross. Corner for the visitors.
16' Thiago Motta severely tests Buffon with a wicked shot from 25 yards. Corner.
14' Nice move by the Nerazzurri down the right channel. The ball arrives at the feet of Cambiasso, whose shot is deflected into the arms of Buffon.
12' Sneijder goes straight for goal. His curling free kick is a yard over Buffon's crossbar.
11' Chiellini fouls Pandev and it's a free kick to us approximately 25 metres from goal.
10' Sissoko cuts out Sneijder's pass for Milito as Inter look for openings on the counter-attack.
7' Inter make an easy clearance from Diego's free kick.
6' Del Piero gets past Cambiasso but goes down under a challenge from Eto'o. Free kick to Juventus about 35 yards from goal.
5' Fast start indeed by the Bianconeri. Diego serves Marchisio and the Italian midfielder fires over the bar.
2' Another chance for the visitors. Del Piero gets into a shooting position about 25 yards from goal and unleashes a fierce shot. Julio Cesar makes a diving save.
1' Milestone man Javier Zanetti will play his 500th match in Italy's Serie A championship in tonight's 'derby d'Italia' clash against the Bianconeri. The Argentine made his Serie A debut in Inter's 1-0 home win over Vicenza way back on 27 August 1995.
1' Inter v Juventus also marks Mourinho's 100th match in charge of Inter. In the previous 99 his team has notched 59 victories, 26 draws and 14 defeats, scoring 167 goals and conceding 88.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 4 Zanetti; 8 Thiago Motta, 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito. <br>&#8232;Subs: 21 Orlandoni, 2 Cordoba, 5 Stankovic, 11 Muntari, 23 Materazzi, 45 Balotelli, 89 Arnautovic. <br>&#8232;Coach: José Mourinho.
1' Juventus: 1 Buffon; 15 Zebina, 5 Cannavaro, 3 Chiellini, 6 Grosso; 8 Marchisio, 4 Felipe Melo, 22 Sissoko; 28 Diego; 10 Del Piero, 9 Iaquinta.<br> &#8232;Subs: 13 Manninger, 7 Salihamidzic, 11 Amauri, 16 Camoranesi, 18 Poulsen, 29 De Ceglie, 33 Legrottaglie. &#8232;<br>Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni.
1' Seven players are within a booking of suspension. Here are the names: <br> Muntari, Sneijder (Inter); Diego, Salihamidzic, Del Piero, Felipe Melo, Marchisio (Juventus).
1' The match will kick off after a minute's silence to remember those who lost their lives in Monday's train crash in the Val Venosta.
1' Juventus kick off. FORZA INTER!
1' Early chance for Juve. Iaquinta controls a pass into our area and tests Julio Cesar with a low shot.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter beat Juventus 2-0 and go two points clear of Roma, who play away to Lazio on Sunday.
47' GOAL!!!!!! Samuel Eto'o! Milito swings wide to Muntari who crosses low for Eto'o to slot past Buffon. INTER 2-0 JUVENTUS.
47' Eto'o is booked for removing his shirt during his celebrations.
47' Mario Balotelli is yellow-carded.
46' Milito, through on goal with just Buffon to beat, mis-controls in the area.
45' Three minutes of stoppage time.
44' Wesley Sneijder is replaced by Sulley Muntari.
43' Julio Cesar makes a fantastic save from Diego's curling free kick.
42' Foul by Stankovic on Chiellini just outside our area.
41' Zanetti powers down the left and gets a cross in but there's no team-mate in the middle.
37' Cambiasso has an effort on goal. His shot from the edge of the box is just over.
35' Inter win a free kick in a dangerous postion after a foul on Sneijder.
35' Balotelli's free kick hits the crossbar with Buffon completely stranded.
33' Juventus bring on Salihamidzic for Marchisio.
30' GOAL!!!!!! Maicon picks up a loose ball just outside the area and juggles it past Amauri before volleying past Buffon from 20 yards. INTER 1-0 JUVENTUS.
29' Chiellini is deservedly booked for a horrible sliding tackle on Stankovic.
28' Milito looks for Balotelli with a floated cross to the far post. Poulsen intercepts and heads away.
27' Juventus replace Iaquinta with Amauri.
25' Sneijder fires narrowly over the crossbar from 20 yards.
24' Another chance for Inter. Sneijder's left-wing corner is nodded down to Milito by Balotelli but the Argentine heads wide at the far post.
21' Maicon crashes a low shot wide of the diving Buffon and his right-hand post.
19' Buffon tips over Stankovic's 25-yard swerveshot.
18' Cannavaro's glancing header is wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post.
17' Walter Samuel's flicked header from the corner is wide of the far post.
16' Maicon whips in a cross from the right. There's no team-mate on hand at the back post but Zebina concedes a corner.
15' Juve counter-attack. Marchisio serves Iaquinta on the left and the Italy forward crosses. Cambiasso intercepts and concedes a corner.
15' Cannavaro's header from Diego's corner is saved by Julio Cesar.
12' Grosso loses the ball on the edge of his own area. Maicon pounces and crosses but Milito's shot is wide of the far post. Another good chance for the Nerazzurri.
11' Eto'o connects with Balotelli's cross but his shot on the turn is wide.
10' Goran Pandev is replaced by Mario Balotelli.
9' Great chance for Inter. Eto'o takes Stankovic's pass past Cannavaro and has just Buffon to beat but he balloons his shot high and wide.
8' Sneijder's looping cross from the left goes over the head of Milito and behind for a goal kick.
5' Stankovic's long-range shot soars over Buffon's crossbar.
4' Poulsen run on to Diego's square pass and hits his 25-yard effort way wide of the post.
3' Julio Cesar catches Diego's floated curling cross from a 35-yard free kick.
1' Mourinho withdraws Thiago Motta at the break. He is replaced by Dejan Stankovic.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Milito is flagged offside as he runs on to Stankovic's high ball over the Juventus defence.
1' Sneijder opens up play for Eto'o on the right wing but the Cameroonian can't get past Grosso.
Zanetti
8.34
8.34
Stankovic
7.06
7.06
Cambiasso
7.55
7.55
Julio Cesar
7.48
7.48
Samuel
7.63
7.63
Maicon
9.12
9.12
Balotelli
7.53
7.53
Muntari
6.61
6.61
Milito
6.19
6.19
Motta
7.08
7.08
Lucio
8
8
Eto'o
7.47
7.47
Sneijder
7.05
7.05
Pandev
6.17
6.17
Average rating 7.38
8 shots on target 8
11 shots off target 3
25 fouls committed 16
4 corners 3
2 offsides 7
30:19 ball possession 25:34
Mourinho v Zaccheroni

José Mourinho and Alberto Zaccheroni have never met before in a competitive fixture.

Mourinho v Juventus

José Mourinho faces Juventus for the fifth time after 2 victories (both at home), 1 draw and 1 defeat. His Nerazzurri have scored in all 4 games against the Bianconeri, for a total of 5 goals.

Details:
2008/09 Serie A Inter-Juventus 1-0 1-1
2009/10 Coppa Italia Inter-Juventus 2-1 ----
2009/10 Serie A Inter-Juventus ---- 1-2

Zaccheroni v Inter

Alberto Zaccheroni faces Inter (whom he coached from October 2003 to June 2004) for the 17th time after 3 wins, 6 draws and 7 defeats. His last victory over Inter was Lazio's 4-2 win at the Stadio Olimpico on 5 May 2002 - a result that saw the Nerazzurri end the season in third place behind Juventus and Roma after leading Serie A until the final day.

Details:
1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Inter 1-2 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-1 1-1
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Inter 1-0 0-2
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 2-2 2-2
1999/00 Coppa Italia AC Milan-Inter 2-3 1-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-2 2-1
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 2-2 ----
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Inter 4-2 0-0
2006/07 Serie A Torino-Inter 1-3 ----

Inter on target in 12 consecutive home games against Juve

Inter have scored in their last 12 home matches against the Bianconeri, netting a total of 20 goals. The Nerazzurri last failed to score against the Turin outfit on 27 February 1999, when they were held 0-0 in Milan. Inter last notched a 12-game scoring run in home games against Juventus between the 1983/84 and 1993/94 seasons.

Mourinho's 100th match in charge of Inter

Inter v Juventus marks José Mourinho's 100th match as coach of the Nerazzurri after 71 in Serie A, 8 in the Coppa Italia, 18 in the Champions League and 2 in the Italian Super Cup. Mourinho's first game in charge of Inter was the 8-7 penalties win over Roma in the 2008 Italian Super Cup on 24 August 2008.

Nerazzurri yet to concede at home in second half of season

Inter haven't let in a goal at home in Serie A since Maccarone's effort in the 65th minute of Inter 4-3 Siena on 9 January 2010. Inter have since hosted AC Milan (2-0), Cagliari (3-0), Sampdoria (0-0), Genoa (0-0), Livorno (3-0) and Bologna (3-0), without conceding a single goal.

Inter unbeaten at home in 41 games (46 in Italian tournaments, 38 in Serie A)

The Nerazzurri have won 30 home games and drawn 11 since their last defeat, a 1-0 reverse against Panathinaikos in the Champions League on 26 November 2008. In Italian tournaments Inter are unbeaten at home in 46 matches, having won 34 and drawn 12 since their 2-1 defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008. That loss was also Inter's last home defeat in Serie A. They have since played 38 league games at home, winning 28 and drawing 10.

Eto'o+Milito: Serie A's most potent strike force

Samuel Eto'o and Diego Milito form the most decisive strike partnership in this season's Serie A championship. Their goals have earned Inter 33 points (18 Eto'o, 15 Milito).

Balotelli & goals against Juventus

Mario Balotelli has scored more against Juventus than any other team, with 4 of his 27 goals coming in games against the Bianconeri.

Second-worst season of all time for Juventus

Juventus have lost 12 of their 33 Serie A games this season, matching their number of defeats in 1948/49 and 1956/57. In those two seasons the Bianconeri finished fourth and joint-ninth with Spal. The Turin club's worst-ever season was in 1961/62 when they lost 15 games to finish joint-twelfth with Venezia.

No Juve clean sheet in 15 away games

Juventus have conceded in their last 15 away games, letting in a total of 28 goals. The Bianconeri last kept a clean sheet on the road on 3 November 2009, when they beat Maccabi Haifa 1-0 in the Champions League.

Juve: no 0-0 draw in 66 league games

The Bianconeri's last 0-0 draw in Serie A was away to Sampdoria on 27 September 2008. They have since played 66 league games.

Huge milestone for Zanetti

By appearing against Juventus, Javier Zanetti will play his 500th match in Italy's Serie A championship. The Argentine made his Serie A debut in a 1-0 home win over Vicenza on 27 August 1995.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(43) draws(31) defeats(23)

MILAN - Maicon and Samuel Eto'o scored in the second half as Inter reclaimed the Serie A top spot ahead of Sunday's Rome derby.

The Brazil full-back broke the deadlock with a sweet strike on 75 minutes and the Cameroon striker finished off a text-book move in injury time to give José Mourinho's side a two-point lead over the Giallorossi.

It was the perfect result for Mourinho on his 100th match in charge of Inter, and for captain Javier Zanetti who made his 100th appearance in Serie A.

Juventus made a fast start at the Giuseppe Meazza but were delivered a blow in the 37th minute when Sissoko was dismissed for a second yellow card.

The Bianconeri were first to threaten, their captain Del Piero forcing a terrific diving save from Julio Cesar in the second minute. But Inter gave as good as they got and Thiago Motta tested Buffon with a crisp strike from 25 yards.

It seemed plain sailing after the dismissal of Sissoko but time was needed to break the Bianconeri down after near-range misses by Eto'o and Milito, and Buffon's tipped save from Stankovic.

Maicon produced the opener with fifteen minutes remaining. Juventus failed to clear Sneijder's corner and the Brazilian juggled the ball past Amauri before crashing a right-footed volley past Buffon from 20 yards.

The woodwork stopped Balotelli from doubling Inter's lead on 80 minutes - the Italian's superb free kick bouncing back off the crossbar.

Julio Cesar made a brilliant save from Diego's curling free kick to deny the Bianconeri a late equaliser, but Inter weren't done and Eto'o made sure of the points in the second minute of injury time.

Milito played wide to the unmarked Muntari on the left and the Ghanaian swung in a low cross for Eto'o to slot home. 

Inter 2-0 Juventus (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Maicon 75, Eto'o 90+2.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 4 Zanetti; 8 Thiago Motta (5 Stankovic 46), 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev (45 Balotelli 55), 10 Sneijder (11 Muntari 89), 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito. 

Subs not used
: 21 Orlandoni, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 89 Arnautovic. 

Coach
: José Mourinho.

Juventus: 1 Buffon; 15 Zebina, 5 Cannavaro, 3 Chiellini, 6 Grosso; 8 Marchisio (7 Salihamidzic 78), 4 Felipe Melo, 22 Sissoko; 28 Diego; 10 Del Piero (18 Poulsen 42), 9 Iaquinta (11 Amauri 72).
Subs not used: 13 Manninger, 16 Camoranesi, 29 De Ceglie, 33 Legrottaglie. 

Coach
: Alberto Zaccheroni.

Referee: Antonio Damato (Barletta).

Booked: Samuel 18, Iaquinta 18, Felipe Melo 20, Thiago Motta 21, Sissoko 21, 37, Chiellini 74, Eto'o, 45+2, Balotelli 45+2.
Sent off
: Sissoko 37. 

Att.: 46,164.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Buffon
Maicon 13 Zebina
Lucio 6 Cannavaro
Samuel 25 Chiellini
Zanetti 4 Grosso
Motta 8 Marchisio
Cambiasso 19 Felipe Melo
Pandev 27 Sissoko
Sneijder 10 Diego
Eto'o 9 Del Piero
Milito 22 Iaquinta

substitutes

Orlandoni 21 Manninger
Cordoba 2 Salihamidzic
Stankovic 5 De Ceglie
Muntari 11 Legrottaglie
Materazzi 23 Camoranesi
Balotelli 45 Poulsen
Arnautovic 89 Amauri