Final score

6 February 2011 20:45

Inter
45' (2nd half) Cambiasso
26' (2nd half) Motta
18' (2nd half) Eto'o (P)
35' Eto'o
3' Sneijder
5 - 3
Roma
37' (2nd half) Loria
30' (2nd half) Vucinic
13' Simplicio
referee Paolo Tagliavento / linesmen Copelli, Di Liberatore / 4th man Damato
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Minutes Text commentary
47' The first half ends with Inter leading 2-1. The Nerazzurri took the lead with a goal from Sneijder, Simplicio pulled one back and then Eto'o put Inter back in front again.
45' Two minutes of added time.
44' Borriello is booked for a foul on Ranocchia.
42' Sneijder creates problems at the edge of the box. Julio Sergio saves.
39' Free-kick to Roma taken by Riise. The ball hits Thiago Motta hard and he falls to the ground.
37' Kharja is booked for a sliding tackle on Menez
35' GOAL INTER. Eto'o shifts the ball on to his left and finds a gap between two defenders...and Julio Sergio's arms. 2-1 and goal number fourteen for the Inter striker.
34' Roma squander a great chance. Simplicio alone with only Julio Cesar to beat. The Brazilian loses the tackle and the ball falls into the centre of the box. Somehow Inter manage to clear.
31' A Maicon corner is headed over the bar by Ranocchia.
31' Sneijder tries a right-footed shot from the edge of the area which Julio Sergio pushes wide for a corner.
26' Eto'o meets a ball from Cambiasso, controls it on his chest and volleys left-footed....just wide
24' Skirmish between Vucinic and Thiago Motta. Vucinic frees himself from the Inter player with a hand to the face. Tagliavento says "play on".
22' Juan brings down Eto'o and a free-kick is awarded to the Nerazzurri. Sneijder is on the ball. Julio Sergio gets a hand to it but can't hold it. Ranocchia and Thiago Motta try to hit it, but can't score.
16' Free-kick for Roma at the edge of the area: Vucinic's shot hits the wall
15' Julio Cesar saves twice from Menez and then Borriello to keep the scores level
13' GOAL ROMA. The equaliser comes with an assist from Vucinic for Cassetti, which he hits low across the box for Simplico to meet, sliding in at the far post. 1-1
6' Boriello hits a hard diagonal shot which Julio Cesar saves well
6' Maicon tries a right-footed shot from outside the area and the ball goes wide to Julio Sergio's right
3' GOAL INTER. Maicon crosses from the right. Sneijder picks it up and from the centre of the area strikes the ball on the bounce to score in the top right hand corner of the net
2' The first chance falls to Roma. Boriello passes to Vucinic who shoots wide from the edge of the area
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Roma, Week 24 Serie A 2010/11
1' Inter get the ball rolling in their match against Roma.
1' With Chivu suspended, Leonardo has given the left-back role to captain Zanetti, with Cordoba and Ranocchia in the centre and Maicon to their right. Behind the Pazzini and Eto'o duo up front, Sneijder returns to the team and is playing in front of Kharja, Thiago Motta and Cambiasso. In the Roma team Totti is out with flu, but Borriello and Vucinic are playing.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Inter v Roma ends 5-3 after a fantastic game at the Meazza. The result sees the Nerazzurri move up to third on 44 points just 5 behind leaders AC Milan, who drew 1-1 with Genoa this afternoon.
45' Tagliavento awards 3 minutes of injury time.
45' INTER MAKE IT 5! CAMBIASSO. Julio Sergio saves Eto'o's cross-shot, and the ball falls for Zanetti; he feeds Cambiasso, who slots his shot inside the near post. 5-3.
44' INTER SO CLOSE. Cambiasso's cross finds Milito in front of Julio Sergio in a central position but the Argentinian fires over.
43' De Rossi booked for a foul on Zanetti.
37' GOAL FOR ROMA. Riise's corner is met in the air by Juan, who hits the post; the rebound lands nicely for Loria, who makes no mistake. 4-3.
35' Nagatomo hares down the wing, crosses for Eto'o in the centre but Julio Sergio dives to block his shot.
30' GOAL ROMA. Roma pull one back. Vucinic beats Julio Cesar following a De Rossi free-kick.
30' SUBSTITUTION INTER. Nagatoma makes his debut for the Nerazzurri. Leonardo takes off Sneijder to make way for the Japanese full back.
28' A low cross from Maicon for Milito who sees his snap-shot palmed away by Julio Cesar.
26' GOAL INTER. And now it's four. Eto's cross is headed in by Thaigo Motta. 4-1
25' SUBSTITUTION INTER. Milito comes on for Pazzini.
23' A one-two between Sneijder and Eto'o on the edge of the area. The Dutchman's shot is blocked by Julio Sergio.
22' SUBSTITUTION ROMA. Ranieri makes another change bringing on Taddei for Perrotta.
19' SUBSTITUTION ROMA. Menez goes off to be replaced by Loria
18' GOAL INTER. Eto'o beats Julio Sergio from the spot to put Inter 3-1 up.
16' Burdisso brings down Pazzini who had broken through. Penalty for Inter and a red card for the defender, who was the last man.
11' Cambiasso hits a long ball to Pazzini and his shot beats Julio Sergio. Tagliavento had already whistled for offside on the part of the Inter striker.
8' Juan charges into Eto'o on the edge of the area. Free-kick to Inter.
6' A Vucinic free-kick flies high over the bar.
1' No changes have been made at half-time.
Zanetti
8.28
8.28
Cordoba
6.54
6.54
Cambiasso
7.67
7.67
Julio Cesar
8.9
8.9
Maicon
8.13
8.13
Milito
6.11
6.11
Motta
7.8
7.8
Eto'o
9.11
9.11
Sneijder
9.05
9.05
Ranocchia
7.39
7.39
Pazzini
7.44
7.44
Kharja
7.67
7.67
Nagatomo
7.43
7.43
Average rating 7.81
13 shots on target 7
5 shots off target 4
11 fouls committed 12
4 corners 1
4 offsides 0
50% ball possession 50%
Leonardo unbeaten against Ranieri

This is the third time the coaches of these two teams have faced each other and Ranieri has yet to win: 1 draw and 1 win for Leonardo.

Leonardo vs Roma

Leonardo's games against Roma as a coach are the same as those when he has faced Ranieri: the two Serie A matches between Roma and AC Milan last season, with 1 win and 1 draw for the current Inter coach. The last time Leonardo faced Roma as a player was in the 1-1 draw between Roma and AC Milan on 27 May 2001, which was the last season that Roma won the Scudetto.

Ranieri v Inter: draws, a Spanish defeat and his debut

Claudio Ranieri has faced Inter 25 times as a coach at Italian clubs, with an overall negative record: 6 wins, 11 draws and 8 defeats. Ranieri also met Inter when he was coach of Valencia in the Champions League 2004/05 group stages: his Spanish side lost 1-5 at home and drew 0-0 in Milan. Claudio Ranieri's first ever game as coach also happened to be against Inter: on 9 September 1990 his Cagliari side were beaten 0-3 at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

One home defeat for Inter in their last 61 competitive fixtures

Inter have lost just one of their last 61 competitive matches played at the Stadio San Siro: the Serie A match against AC Milan on 14 November 2010 (0-1). The Nerazzurri's record in the other 60 games in that period is 46 wins (including all 7 of the last 7) and 14 draws.

Inter 2010/11 move up a gear in the second half

Inter have have won more points in the second half than any other team in Serie A 2010/11: compared to their half-time scorelines, the Nerazzurri have 10 points more.

200 games in black and blue for Maicon

Should he play today, Maicon Douglas Sisenando will celebrate his 200th appearance in all competitions for Inter, the only Italian club he has played for. His 199 appearances to date are: 140 in Serie A, 16 in Coppa Italia, 37 in European competitions and 6 in other tournaments. Maicon made his debut on 26 August 2006: Inter 4-3 Roma (after extra time) in the Italian Super Cup

Pazzini: one more for 100 club goals

Giampaolo Pazzini needs one more goal to make it 100 scored in competitive fixtures, excluding international games. He scored his first goal on 14 September 2003 in the 82nd minute of Atalanta 2-1 AlbinoLeffe (Serie B). Of his 99 - scored while playing for Atalanta, Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Inter - 67 have come in Serie A, 9 in Serie B, 18 in Coppa Italia and 5 in European competitions.

Plenty of goals on the Inter bench

Inter are have scored more times (6) through players coming off the bench than any other team in Serie A 2010/11. Those 6 goals have come from Pazzini (2), Milito, Muntari, Sneijder and Thiago Motta.

Goals from all over the pitch for Leonardo's team

Inter have scored with more different players than any other team in Serie A 2010/11. 12 different Nerazzurri players have hit the net this season: Cambiasso, Chivu, Eto’o, Kharja, Lucio, Milito, Muntari, Pandev, Pazzini, Sneijder, Stankovic and Thiago Motta.

Inter's fair play vs Roma's poor discipline

Inter are one of 3 teams in the Serie A 2010/11 season - along with Cagliari and Palermo - yet to have had a player sent off. The last player to be given their marching orders in a league tie for Inter was Muntari on 12 March. Since then they have finished 32 Serie A games with eleven players. Roma are the team with most sendings-off (6) in Serie A 2010/11. The six Giallorossi to have seen red are Nicolas Burdisso (twice, against Cagliari and Udinese), De Rossi (against ChievoVerona), Julio Sergio (against Sampdoria), Mexes (against Brescia) and Totti (against Lecce).

Middle of the second half: Inter unstoppable, Roma sloppy

In Serie A 2010/11 Inter have been the most prolific scorers in the middle of the second half (from the 61st to the 75th minute), hitting the net 13 times in that period. In the same quarter of an hour Roma - joint with Bologna and Bari - have conceded more goals (7) than any other team.

Roma, Zanetti's favourite opposition, like Inter for De Rossi and Riise

Roma are the side that Javier Zanetti has scored most goals against since arriving in Italy: 2 of his 21 in total, the same number he has scored against Cremonese. Inter are the side that Daniele De Rossi and John Arne Riise have scored most goals against during their careers in Italy: 6 out of 42 for De Rossi (Julio Cesar is the keeper he has beaten most often: 4 times), and 2 out of 11 for Riise (Julio Cesar is the keeper he has beaten most often: 2 times, the same number as Curci).

Roma have scored in their last 12 games away to Inter: a record

Roma have scored in each of their last 12 competitive fixtures played away to Inter. The last time they failed to do so was on 15 June 2005 in Inter 1-0 Roma (Coppa Italia). Never before have Roma scored in so many consecutive games on Inter's turf.

Roma on 19-game scoring streak

Roma have scored in each of their last 19 competitive fixtures, notching up 36 goals in the process. The last time they drew a blank was on 24 October: a 0-0 draw away to Parma.

Menez: 100 times in yellow and red

If he plays today, Jeremy Menez will celebrate his 100th appearance in a Roma shirt, the only Italian team he has played for to date. His 99 appearances to date have been: 72 in Serie A, 8 in Coppa Italia, 18 in European competitions and 1 in other competitions. Menez made his debut on 31 August 2008 in Roma 1-1 Napoli (Serie A).

Vucinic three away from 100 Italian goals

Mirko Vucinic is three goals away from scoring 100 in competitive fixtures with Italian clubs. The first of his 97 to date - scored while playing for Lecce and Roma - came on 1 November 2002 in the 60th minute of Cagliari 1-1- Lecce (Serie B). He has netted in the following competitions: 71 in Serie A, 5 in Serie B, 9 in Coppa Italia, 11 in European competitions and 1 in other competitions.

DA IMPLEMENTARE
wins(45) draws(26) defeats(15)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Julio Sergio
Maicon 13 Cassetti
Ranocchia 15 N.Burdisso
Cordoba 2 Juan
Zanetti 4 Riise
Kharja 14 Perrotta
Motta 8 De Rossi
Cambiasso 19 Simplicio
Sneijder 10 Menez
Pazzini 7 Borriello
Eto'o 9 Vucinic

substitutes

Castellazzi 12 Doni
Obi 20 Castellini
Milito 22 Taddei
Materazzi 23 Loria
Pandev 27 Greco
Coutinho 29 Brighi
Nagatomo 55 Rosi