Final score

11 May 2011 20:45

Inter
13' (2nd half) Eto'o
1 - 1
Roma
39' (2nd half) Borriello
referee Daniele Orsato / linesmen Copelli, Niccolai / 4th man Celi
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Minutes Text commentary
46' The first half between Inter and Roma ends 0-0
45' Orsato signals one minute of added time
44' De Rossi tries to thread a pass through for Borriello, the ball runs straight into Julio Cesar's arms
39' Nagatomo makes a great interception on Menez as the Frenchman was bursting forward
35' De Rossi seems to be having difficulty breathing but he wants to remain on the pitch
26' Mariga floats in a cross looking for Pazzini but it's a few inches too high and Pazzini can't connect
22' Eto'o lays off for Mariga, who has a pop from the edge of the box: it ends wide of Doni's right-hand post
20' Cambiasso makes an important defensive header inside the six-yard box from a Roma cross; Simplicio takes the resulting corner, Kharja clears
19' De Rossi drops a shoulder to create himself some space and lets fly from range: wide, but not by much
17' Eto'o takes the free kick but it goes straight into the wall
16' Cassetti fouls Lucio. Inter have a free kick
13' Some neat interplay sees Roma work their way into the Nerazzurri box; De Rossi tries to curl an effort into the top corner but it's some way off target
12' Maicon finds Eto'o, who goes for goal with his right. Just wide
10' Lucio and Maicon allow Borriello to wriggle his way into a shooting position just inside the box: he fires over
8' Nagatomo plays a long ball looking for Pazzini, but he's offside
5' Pizarro slips and loses the ball on the edge of the area, Eto'o says 'thank you very much' and feeds Pazzini, who challenges for the ball inside the box with Juan. The ref blows for a foul by the striker
3' Maicon gets down to the by-line and tries a shot from a tight angle; it ends in the side netting
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, where tonight we have a Coppa Italia semi-final to look forward to. Inter take a 1-0 lead into the match thanks to Stankovic's wonder strike in first leg played in Rome on 19 April
1' Roma get the game underway. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Inter v Roma represents a historic match for Javier Zanetti, as the Inter skipper makes his 1000th appearance as a professional footballer. Before kick-off, technical director Marco Branca hands Zanetti a silver plate in recognition of his magnificent achievement - he is only the 10th player in history to reach this milestone. The Meazza crowd grant him a standing ovation
1' To face Roma, Leonardo opts for Cambiasso and Mariga in front of the defence, with Zanetti - making his 1000th career appearance - in a slightly more advanced role alongside Kharja and Eto'o in support of Pazzini. Montella plays Borriello as the target man and Perrotta, Simplicio and Menez just behind him. Milito and Vucinic start on the bench
Minutes Text commentary
48' The semi-final second leg between Inter and Roma ends 1-1, which sees the Nerazzurri through to the final thanks to an 2-1 aggregate scoreline. They will meet Palermo on 29 May at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome
47' A free kick from out on the right provides Roma with one last chance to snatch victory from the Nerazzurri. It's played into the box, Julio Cesar gets up and does superbly to hold onto the ball despite a midair collision with opposite number Doni, who comes in flying like an airplane
46' Milito knocks the ball past Juan and the Brazilian attempts a sliding tackle, missing the ball but clearly connecting with the striker. The ref says no penalty but by the look on Juan's face he knows he's got lucky there
45' We'll have 3 minutes of added time
45' Burdisso is shown a yellow for protesting
44' Perrotta also goes into the book, for a foul on Cambiasso
42' Maicon is booked for time-wasting, which means he faces a suspension
39' GOAL FOR ROMA! Borriello finds an equaliser, rising well at the far post to nod home from Perrotta's cross
34' Cassetti's right-footed effort is matched by Julio Cesar
34' Eto'o tries to curl the ball into the far corner, it goes over
31' BORRIELLO HITS BOTH POSTS! Vucinic finds the striker, whose shot is struck cleanly but hits the inside of Julio Cesar's left-hand upright before running along the goalline, coming off the opposite post and out
30' While for Inter, Thiago Motta takes over from Kharja
28' Roma use up their final substitution, with Menez making way for Caprari
27' Zanetti slides a pass in behind the defence for Milito, the Argentinian sidesteps a challenge and tries to apply the finish but can't get enough on it and Doni saves with his feet
23' A great save by Julio Cesar denies Borriello after Cassetti's cross
22' Leonardo makes his first substitution: Milito comes on for Pazzini
22' Chivu is booked for a foul on Menez
21' Pazzini so close to making it two! He picks up a long ball and bundles his way past Juan and Riise to find space for the shot, but Doni pulls off a fantastic reflex save and pushes the ball round the post
13' GOAL FOR INTER!!! Eto'o the scorer. Kharja's cross takes a deflection off Perrotta's hand and falls for the Cameroonian on the far side of the box: he takes one touch to control it before placing his shot into the opposite corner beyond the reach of Doni
11' Roma make their second change: Simplicio off, Vucinic on
6' Free kick for Roma now: Greco pings the ball in on a dangerous trajectory but fortunately it clears everyone and ends up in Julio Cesar's arms
5' Inter have a free kick in an interesting position. After Cambiasso's early ball was deemed too early by the ref (with Kharja in a shooting position), at the second attempt the Argentinian curls it to the far post looking for Lucio. Overhit
1' We're off again
1' Montella replaces Pizarro with Greco
Zanetti
7.86
7.86
Cambiasso
6.91
6.91
Julio Cesar
7.61
7.61
Maicon
6.69
6.69
Chivu
6.54
6.54
Milito
6.39
6.39
Motta
5.71
5.71
Lucio
6.95
6.95
Eto'o
8.44
8.44
Mariga
6.5
6.5
Pazzini
6.8
6.8
Kharja
6.23
6.23
Nagatomo
7.73
7.73
Average rating 6.95
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 0
ball possession
Second match-up between Montella and Leonardo as coaches; as a player Montella never won

Leonardo and Montella are facing each other as coaches for only the second time, after Inter's 0-1 win in the first leg of this Coppa Italia semi-final. As players the two came up against each other 9 times in competitive fixtures (7 in Serie A and 2 in Coppa Italia); their record was 6 wins for Leonardo and 3 draws, with no wins for Montella. Over those 9 matches they each scored 3 goals.

Leonardo unbeaten as a coach against the Giallorossi

Leonardo hasn't lost in any of the 4 games in which he has taken on Roma as a coach: 3 wins and 1 draw. The last time Leonardo faced the Giallorossi as a player was in Roma 1-1 AC Milan on 27 May 2001, which was the last time Roma won the Scudetto. In total Leonardo faced Roma 8 times as a player, with results evenly balanced: 2 wins for each side and 4 draws, with the Brazilian scoring two goals.

Montella's one defeat as a coach against the Nerazzurri - his favourite target as a player

The first leg of this Coppa Italia semi-final, played at the Stadio Olimpico on 19 April (Roma 0-1 Inter), was the only time Montella has faced Inter in his coaching career. As a player, Montella was involved in 19 competitive fixtures against the Nerazzurri (17 in Serie A and 2 in the Coppa Italia): 4 wins for Montella, 6 draws and 9 wins for Inter. Montella hit the net 12 times in those 19 games, making Inter - joint with Fiorentina - his favourite target.

Inter unbeaten at home in the Coppa Italia since 2002

Inter haven't lost a home game in the Coppa Italia since 12 December 2002, when Bari defeated them 1-2 in a last-16 return leg fixture. In the 25 games played at the Meazza in the competition since then, the Nerazzurri have racked up 20 wins and 5 draws.

Inter close to equalling record winning streak in the cup

Inter have won their last 7 Coppa Italia fixtures played at home. Those games have been played, in chronological order, against Genoa (3-1 AET), Roma (2-1), Sampdoria (1-0), Livorno (1-0), Juventus (2-1), Fiorentina (1-0) and Genoa (3-2). The last time they failed to win at home in the cup was on 16 April 2008: 0-0 against Lazio. If the Nerazzurri were to win again today, they would equal their record of 8 consecutive home wins in the competition, which they have managed on two previous occasions: first between June 1973 and September 1974, and then between August 1975 and June 1977.

1000 times Zanetti

If he plays this evening, Javier Zanetti will be featuring in his 1000th professional match, having notched up 999 club and international appearances to date. Born in Buenos Aires on 10 August 1973, Zanetti made 33 appearances in the Argentinian second division with Talleres (1992/93) and 66 in the top flight wearing the colours of Banfield (in 1993/94 and 1994/95). He has 140 caps with the senior Argentina team and a further 12 appearances at youth level. Since arriving in Italy in the summer of 1995, he has turned out for Inter 748 times, clocking up a total of 64,846 minutes. He has come off the bench 33 times, been substituted 34 times, received 50 bookings and been sent off once. His games for the Nerazzurri are divided as follows: 534 in Serie A, 62 in Coppa Italia, 140 in European cup competitions and 12 in other competitions. His has also hit the net 21 times while playing for Moratti's club.

One defeat for Inter in 69 home games in Italian competitions

Inter have lost just one of their last 69 competitive matches played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Italian competitions (Serie A, Coppa Italia, Italian Super Cup): on 14 November 2010 they lost 0-1 to AC Mian in Serie A. In the other 68 games played in that period, the Nerazzurri have won 53 and drawn 15.

Roma: 13 games without drawing a blank against Inter in San Siro

Roma have scored at least once in each of the last 13 competitive fixtures played against Inter at the Meazza - 24 goals in total. The last time the Giallorossi failed to score against the Nerazzurri on this pitch was on 15 June 2005: Inter 1-0 Roma (Coppa Italia). It is the longest scoring streak Roma have ever had at Inter's home ground.

Roma in the cup: no draws in 11, only one away game without scoring in 14

Roma haven't drawn a game in the Coppa Italia since 8 May 2008, when a match against Catania in Sicily ended 1-1. In the 11 games played in this competition since then, the Giallorossi have had 7 wins and 4 defeats. Roma have failed to hit the net just once in their last 14 away games in the cup: that happened on 21 April 2010 when they were beaten 1-0 at Udinese. In the other 13 matches they have scored a total of 21 goals.

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wins(9) draws(1) defeats(2)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Doni
Maicon 13 Cassetti
Lucio 6 N.Burdisso
Chivu 26 Juan
Nagatomo 55 Riise
Cambiasso 19 Pizarro
Mariga 17 De Rossi
Zanetti 4 Perrotta
Kharja 14 Simplicio
Eto'o 9 Menez
Pazzini 7 Borriello

substitutes

Castellazzi 12 Lobont
Motta 8 Castellini
Obi 20 Vucinic
Milito 22 Loria
Materazzi 23 Greco
Pandev 27 Caprari
Coutinho 29 Rosi