Final score

3 October 2010 20:45

Inter
Juventus
referee Luca Banti / linesmen Baggiani, Di Liberatore / 4th man Damato
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47' Inter close on the stroke of half time. Eto'o floats a cross over to Milito at the back post but the Prince can't connect.
47' Half time in Milan. Inter 0-0 Juventus.
46' At his near post Storari saves Eto'o's driven angled shot.
45' Two minutes of added time.
44' Cambiasso's deflected shot is saved by Storari after some more magic from Samuel Eto'o.
42' More excellent play by Eto'o. The Cameroonian ghosts past four opponents and crosses low to Milito, who can't get a shot in as De Ceglie intercepts.
41' Cambiasso controls a loose ball just outside the Juve area and crashes his shot over the bar.
38' Eto'o twists and turns on the left edge of the Juve box and crosses over to Milito. The Juve rearguard intercepts.
37' Krasic's dangerous low cross from the right is hooked clear by Cambiasso.
35' Cristian Chivu is booked for a sliding challenge on Krasic.
32' Juventus have a goal disallowed. Krasic's low cross finds Iaquinta who tucks past Julio Cesar from two yards out, but he is adjudged to be offside.
31' The injured Jonathan Biabiany is replaced by Diego Milito.
27' Juve really getting into the game now with corners galore. Cambiasso beats Felipe Melo at the back post to thwart the Bianconeri.
24' More danger for the Nerazzurri as Aquilani delivers a perilous cross. Lucio blocks and concedes a corner.
22' Let-off for Inter as Iaquinta fails to connect with Krasic's low cross into our six-yard box. Julio Cesar palms it round for a corner.
21' Krasic hits a right-footed volley just wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
19' Stankovic frees Coutinho down the left with a delightful back-heeled pass. The 18-year-old Brazilian is tackled by Grygera.
17' Sneijder's free kick bounces back off the Bianconeri wall.
16' Coutinho is tripped by Bonucci as he races down the middle. The Juve defender is booked and Inter earn a free kick in Sneijder territory.
15' Eto'o zips into the box from the left and sees his shot deflected behind for a left-wing corner. Storari saves Sneijder's cross from the flag.
10' Juve win a free kick after a Chivu foul on Krasic. Aquilani gets it over the Inter wall but there's no team-mate behind it.
9' Another corner for the Nerazzurri. Sneijder's delivery is saved by Storari.
8' Inter win two corners in quick succession, earned by Eto'o and Cambiasso. Coutinho gets in at the near post from the second one, but can't get a shot in.
6' Chiellini whacks behind for a corner after some excellent approach play by the Nerazzurri.
4' Coutinho goes on a mazy run on the opposite flank and plays into the area for Sneijder, but the Brazilian overhits his through ball.
2' Samuel Eto'o charges down the right wing and is caught by Bonucci as he cuts inside. No free kick is given.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for what is widely regarded as THE fixture in Serie A. <br>Rafael Benitez compared it to Liverpool-Manchester United and Barcelona-Real Madrid in his pre-match press conference - and he's not wrong. <br>The Spanish coach also said that no other coach wants to win like he does. Words we like to hear.
1' Four goals against Werder Bremen in midweek were enough to convince Rafa to stick with his starting eleven that trounced the Germans in Matchday 2 of the Champions League. Inter will line up against Juventus like this: <br>Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso; 88 Biabiany, 10 Sneijder, 29 Coutinho; 9 Eto'o.<br> Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 22 Milito, 30 Mancini, 39 Santon.
1' Luigi Delneri responds with this starting XI: <br>Juventus: 30 Storari; 21 Grygera, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini, 29 De Ceglie; 27 Krasic, 4 Melo, 14 Aquilani, 8 Marchisio; 9 Iaquinta, 18 Quagliarella.<br> Subs: 13 Manninger, 5 Sissoko, 10 Del Piero, 17 Motta, 23 Pepe, 25 Martinez, 33 Legrottaglie.
1' The Bianconeri get us under way in Milan. FORZA INTER!!!!
Minutes Text commentary
47' Corner to Inter in the last minute. Maicon's cross is saved by Storari.
47' Full time. Inter 0-0 Juventus.
46' Del Piero's free kick is saved by Julio Cesar.
45' Felipe Melo is tripped by Stankovic and it's a free kick to the visitors.
45' Two minutes of stoppage time.
40' Milito latches on to Eto'o's through ball and shakes off Chiellini but the angle is too tight for the Argentine.
37' Del Piero's long-range shot is centrally saved by JC.
35' Aquilani is replaced by Sissoko.
33' Great chance for the Nerazzurri. Cambiasso plays a beautiful ball over the Juve defence to the unmarked Milito, who slots narrowly wide.
30' Fifteen minutes to go in Milan. Plenty of chances, but still no goal.
29' Julio Cesar makes a comfortable save from Del Piero's long-range effort.
28' Eto'o goes an another solo run down the left, leaving three Juventus players in his wake. The Bianconeri clear with some difficulty.
24' Juve close now as Quagliarella goes through on goal and shoots on sight. Julio Cesar dives to his right and parries the Italy striker's effort.
22' Inter close to an opener. Storari saves Maicon's close-range header from Sneijder's cross.
20' Juve sub Motta is booked for a foul on Eto'o.
20' Delneri makes his second change: Del Piero for Iaquinta.
16' Sneijder receives from Eto'o and gets a shot on goal. Storari can't hold it and we win a corner.
15' Krasic makes a strong run on goal and bursts past Chivu, Stankovic and Santon before severely testing Julio Cesar with a diagonal shot.
14' Chiellini makes a headed clearance from Sneijder's left-wing corner.
12' Back at the other end Eto'o sees his shot blocked by Chiellini after a surging run past three.
11' Aquilani looks for Iaquinta with his cross. Lucio intercepts.
10' Felipe Melo's effort is deflected off Sneijder. Corner.
9' Iaquinto is fouled by Stankovic. Free kick to the visitors.
7' Free kick on the left angle of the Juve area, awarded after a foul by Bonucci on Sneijder.
7' Sneijder's free kick is through the Juventus wall and wide of Storari's right-hand upright.
5' Quagliarella goes for goal with a spectacular looping volley but Julio Cesar has it covered.
3' Sneijder plays a fantastic through ball to Coutinho and the Brazilian youngster wins us a corner.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Both teams have made changes at the break: Santon for Cordoba and Motta for De Ceglie. Stankovic takes the captain's armband.
Cordoba
6.51
6.51
Stankovic
6.37
6.37
Cambiasso
5.74
5.74
Julio Cesar
6.63
6.63
Maicon
5.28
5.28
Biabiany
5.22
5.22
Chivu
5.14
5.14
Milito
4.79
4.79
Lucio
6.51
6.51
Eto'o
7.57
7.57
Sneijder
5.64
5.64
Coutinho
5.64
5.64
Average rating 5.92
4 shots on target 8
9 shots off target 6
13 fouls committed 11
13 corners 9
1 offsides 6
54% ball possession 46%
Benitez v Delneri

Sunday's Serie A Week 6 clash at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the first meeting between the two coaches.

Benitez v Juventus

Rafael Benitez faces Juventus for the first time in Italy, but has encountered the Bianconeri on two past occasions in the Champions League whilst in charge of Liverpool. In the 2004/05 quarter-finals, the Reds beat Juventus 2-1 at home and drew 0-0 in Turin. In the semi-finals Liverpool ousted Chelsea to reach the final, where Benitez's side came from three goals down to tie AC Milan 3-3 before winning the penalty shootout.

Delneri v Inter

Luigi Delneri faces the Nerazzurri for the eighteenth time after 5 victories, 4 draws and 8 defeats. At San Siro, Delneri has won only once in eight visits: Chievo's 2-1 Serie A victory on 15 December 2001, which was also Delneri's first game against Inter. In his following 7 games away to Inter, the current Juve boss has collected 2 draws and 5 defeats.

Inter on target in last 10 games against Juve

Inter have scored in all of their last 10 competitive matches against Juventus, for a total of 15 goals. They last failed to score against the Bianconeri in a 2-0 Serie A defeat in Turin on 2 October 2005.

Inter's home invincibility

The Nerazzurri haven't lost at home since their 1-0 Champions League loss to Panathinaikos on 26 November 2008, winning 38 and drawing 11 of their following 49 games. In national competitions, Inter are unbeaten at home since their 2-1 league defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008, with 40 wins and 12 draws from their successive 52 Serie A, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup games. In Serie A, Inter's home invincibility is 43 games: 33 victories and 10 draws since that 2-1 defeat to Juventus in March 2008.

Eleven home wins in a row

Inter have won their last 11 home matches scoring 32 goals. Here's a recap of the winning run: Livorno (3-0 in Serie A), CSKA Moscow (1-0 in Champions League), Bologna and Juventus (3-0 and 2-0 in Serie A), Barcelona (3-1 in Champions League), Atalanta and ChievoVerona (3-1 and 4-3 in Serie A), Roma (3-1 in Italian Super Cup), Udinese and Bari (2-1 and 4-0 in Serie A), and Werder Bremen (4-0 in Champions League). The last team to come away from San Siro with a point was Genoa (0-0 in Serie A) on 7 March 2010. Inter last conceded at home in their 2-1 victory over Udinese on 11 September, with Floro Flores scoring for the Bianconeri in the 31st minute. The Nerazzurri have since kept two clean sheets, winning 4-0 against Bari in Serie A and beating Werder Bremen by the same score in the Champions League.

Contrasting defences

Inter have let in 3 goals in the first five rounds of the 2010/11 Serie A championship, while Juventus have conceded 9, the same number as Udinese and Roma. At San Siro on Sunday night, Serie A's best defence goes head-to-head against one of the worst.

Delneri one away from 300th Serie A match as coach

Luigi Delneri will celebrate 300 Serie A matches as a coach in Sunday evening's derby d'Italia. He made his top-flight debut in Chievo's 2-0 win at Fiorentina on 26 August 2001. Besides Juventus and Chievo, Delneri has also coached Roma, Palermo, Atalanta and Sampdoria in Serie A.

Del Piero homing in on Boniperti record

With his next goal for Juventus, Alessandro Del Piero will equal Giampiero Boniperti's club record of 178 goals in Serie A.

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

MILAN - Sunday night's derby d'Italia at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza ended in a goalless draw, a result that will please the Bianconeri more than the Italian champions, who slip to second place in the table behind early-season leaders Lazio.

The Nerazzurri dominated in terms of ball possession (62% to 38%) and total number of scoring opportunities, but were made to settle for a point by Delneri's side.

There were chances a plenty at both ends but it was all Inter in the opening minutes and Coutinho terrorised the Bianconeri rearguard with some speedy attacking play.

Juventus came into the game midway through the first half but failed to take the upper hand. Krasic volleyed inches wide, before sending in a dangerous cross for Iaquinta who failed to connect at close range.

The Serbian combined with Iaquinta again minutes later and the Italian hit the back of the net, but his tap-in was ruled out for offside.

Benitez was forced to shuffle his pack just past the half hour, with the injured Biabiany making way for Milito, who received excellent service from Eto'o. The Prince was intercepted in the box on two occasions and he just failed to connect at the far post with his third chance on the stroke of half time.

Both teams made half-time changes, with Santon replacing Cordoba and Motta coming on for De Ceglie.

The first real chance of the second half fell to Krasic, who rifled a strong shot at Julio Cesar after running past Chivu, Stankovic and Santon.

Inter edged close to an opener midway through when Storari kept out Maicon's close-range header from Sneijder's cross.

Julio Cesar made a difficult save from Quagliarella and two easy ones from Del Piero, before Inter went close again with Milito firing narrowly wide after latching on to Cambiasso's brilliant lofted pass. 

Inter 0-0 Juventus

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 2 Cordoba (39 Santon 46), 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso; 88 Biabiany, 10 Sneijder, 29 Coutinho; 9 Eto'o.
Subs not used
: 12 Castellazzi, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 22 Milito, 30 Mancini.
Coach
: Rafael Benitez.

Juventus: 30 Storari; 21 Grygera, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini, 29 De Ceglie (17 Motta 46); 27 Krasic, 4 Melo, 14 Aquilani (5 Sissoko 80), 8 Marchisio; 9 Iaquinta (10 Del Piero 65), 18 Quagliarella.
Subs not used
: 13 Manninger, 23 Pepe, 25 Martinez, 33 Legrottaglie.
Coach
: Luigi Delneri.

Referee: Luca Banti (Livorno).

Booked: Bonucci 16, Chivu 35, Motta 65.

Att.: 78,883.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Storari
Cordoba 2 Chiellini
Stankovic 5 Felipe Melo
Lucio 6 Marchisio
Eto'o 9 Iaquinta
Sneijder 10 Aquilani
Maicon 13 Quagliarella
Cambiasso 19 Bonucci
Chivu 26 Grygera
Coutinho 29 Krasic
Biabiany 88 De Ceglie

substitutes

Castellazzi 12 Manninger
Mariga 17 Motta
Obi 20 Sissoko
Milito 22 Del Piero
Materazzi 23 Pepe
Mancini 30 Martinez
Santon 39 Legrottaglie