Final score

18 August 2013 18:30

Inter
18' (2nd half) Ranocchia
14' (2nd half) Palacio
30' Palacio (P)
18' Jonathan
4 - 0
Cittadella
referee Massimiliano Irrati / linesmen Iannello, Vivenzi / 4th man Borriello
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Minutes Text commentary
46' After 1 minute of injury time the first half ends with the Nerazzurri leading 2-0
45' Jonathan combines with Guarin and the Colombian slices his way through the box before shooting high
45' The referee signals for 1 minute of injury time
43' Nagatomo crosses from the left for Guarin's header but the Colombian sends his effort over the crossbar
41' Dumitru rips a shot from outside the box and Handanovic goes into flight to palm it away
36' Pellizzer shown a yellow card
35' Cittadella make a substitution: Minesso comes off for Sosa
33' Another big chance for the Nerazzurri as Palacio drags his left-footer wide of goal
30' GOAL INTER: Palacio puts the ball on the spot and calmly strokes it past the keeper
30' The referee shows Pecorini the red card
30' Pecorini brings down Palacio in the box: penalty awarded to Inter
27' Dumitru's long-distance shot is easily handled by Handanovic
26' Palacio chests down a pass from Alvarez but Di Gennaro comes off his line to snuff out the danger
23' More dangerous play from the Nerazzurri: Palacio's cross from the right finds the head of Alvarez. Di Gennaro saves
21' Di Roberto forces Handanovic into a fantastic save
20' Cambiasso closes down well, leading to a corner kick for Cittadella
18' GOAL INTER: Guarin crosses from the right and Jonathan is there to head home from close range
18' Inter manage to keep the ball at length and Icardi sees his shot from inside the box blocked by a defender
15' Good play from Inter as Nagatomo sends a dangerous cross from the left that his cleared by Di Gennaro
13' Guarin looks deep for Jonathan but his pass is out of reach
9' Some good combination play between Icardi and Palacio is foiled at the edge of the box
3' Palacio dribbles past two men before shooting wide
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Inter v Cittadella. Everything is ready for the 3rd-round match of the Coppa Italia to kick off
1' Cittadella take the opening kick-off. And the Nerazzurri's season is underway!
1' Cambiasso, Guarin and Alvarez make up the midfield with Jonathan and Nagatomo on the flanks. Palacio and Icardi start up top
1' Mazzarri has chosen Handanovic in goal behind a 3-man defensive line of Juan Jesus, Campagnaro and Ranocchia
Minutes Text commentary
45' Inter will face Trapani on 4 December in the 4th round of the Coppa Italia
45' With no injury time added, the match ends: Inter 4-0 Cittadella
39' Icardi is forced to leave the pitch for precautionary measures after receiving a knock
38' Juan Jesus receives a booking
36' After a corner kick Pellizzer's header goes wide
34' The final substitution for Cittadella: Busellato comes on for Di Roberto
30' A booking for Pereira after his tactical foul
29' Dumitru with another try from distance. Wide
22' Di Roberto does well to get off a diagonal shot that is saved by Handanovic
20' The Nerazzurri make their final substitution, sending on Pereira in Campagnaro's place
18' GOAL INTER: Ranocchia scores after the corner is taken when he controls the ball and beats Di Gennaro. 4-0 now
16' Another chance for Inter but Icardi heads over the bar. However, a deflection on the way out means a corner for the Nerazzurri
15' Substitution for Inter: Palacio comes off for Belfodil
15' Substitution for Inter: Guarin comes off for Kovacic
14' GOAL INTER: Palacio finishes with his right after a beautiful long pass from Guarin. The Nerazzurri now lead 3-0
9' Cittadella make a substitution: Perez comes on for Lora
8' After the corner Guarin's powerful long-range effort goes wide
7' After some nice buildup play Jonathan's diagonal shot is blocked by Di Gennaro for a corner kick
5' Guarin seeks Icardi with a long pass but the Argentine is whistled for offside
1' The second half is underway with no substitutions
Cambiasso
6.27
6.27
Ranocchia
6.92
6.92
Nagatomo
6.37
6.37
Alvarez
7.48
7.48
Jonathan
7.62
7.62
Jesus
5.57
5.57
Guarin
6.08
6.08
Palacio
8.21
8.21
Handanovic
7.75
7.75
Pereira
4.88
4.88
Kovacic
7.09
7.09
Belfodil
6.27
6.27
Campagnaro
7.08
7.08
Icardi
5.66
5.66
Average rating 6.66
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 0
ball possession
Mazzarri 1-0 Foscarini

Walter Mazzarri and Claudio Foscarini are crossing paths for the second time as coaches in a competitive fixture. Their only previous encounter saw Mazzarri's Napoli edge a 1-0 victory over Foscarini's Cittadella at the Stadio San Paolo on 26 November 2009.

Mazzarri and Cittadella: three meetings, all 1-0 to the home side

Walter Mazzarri has met Cittadella three times during his coaching career and on each occasion the team playing at home has won 1-0, the Nerazzurri coach coming out on top twice and losing once.

Foscarini makes debut against Inter

This afternoon will see Claudio Foscarini face Inter for the first time as a coach in a competitive match.

Cup campaign number 65 for Inter

Inter will be competing in the Coppa Italia for the 65th time when today's game kicks off. The Nerazzurri have played 361 times in this competition so far, with overall results reading W197, D82, L82, 599 goals for and 361 against. Inter have lifted the trophy seven times, in 1938/39, 1977/78, 1981/82, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10 and 2010/11, and finished as runners-up on seven occasions too, in 1958/59, 1964/65, 1967/68 (a four-team final group), 1976/77, 1999/00, 2006/07 and 2007/08.

17 years since last cup tie in August

Inter have not played a Coppa Italia match in the month of August since the 1996/97 season, with the competition organised in a different format to now. The Nerazzurri clinched a single-goal victory when they travelled to Ravenna on 28 August 1996 thanks to Aron Winter's 28th-minute strike.

18 August: Inter's earliest cup opener

Today, 18 August, is the earliest date in the football calendar that Inter have played in a Coppa Italia game, equalling the record set in 1982/83. On that occasion, when the first round was a group stage, Hansi Muller netted an 89th-minute winner for the Nerazzurri in a 1-0 success away to Rimini.

Gunning for goal number 600

Inter are just one goal away from reaching the six-ton mark in Coppa Italia fixtures, having racked up 599 since making their debut in the competition back in 1935. Attilio Demaria recorded the Nerazzurri's first cup goal on 25 December that year, hitting the target in the 23rd minute of Inter v Brescia, a game the hosts ended up winning 4-0.

Nerazzurri's 13-game scoring streak at home in the cup

Inter have scored in each of their last 13 matches played at home in this competition, hitting 26 goals in the process. Lazio were the last side to successfully put up the barricades in San Siro, when they defended their way to a 0-0 draw on 16 April 2008.

No goals conceded by Cittadella in 212 minutes

Cittadella haven't conceded a goal in their last 212 minutes of competitive action, since Croce scored in the 58th minute of Empoli 1-0 Cittadella, a Serie B match played on 11 May. Foscarini's defence was not breached in the 32 remaining minutes of that game or in the following two games, both 1-0 home victories for Cittadella, against Ascoli (2012/13 Serie B) and Savona (2013/14 Coppa Italia).

Cittadella, 296 minutes without an away goal

Cittadella have failed to hit the back of the net in 296 minutes on their travels, since Di Nardo scored in the 64th minute of Vicenza 1-2 Cittadella (Serie B). Since then, the Padova-based side have drawn nothing but blanks while on the road: the remaining 26 minutes of that encounter, plus the full 90 minutes at Hellas Verona (0-0), Varese (0-2) and Empoli (0-1).

Di Roberto looking to make Coppa history

Cittadella beat Savona 1-0 in the second round at the Stadio Tombolato last weekend to set up this fixture with Inter. Nunzio Di Roberto netted the game's only goal, thereby establishing himself as Cittadella's second all-time top scorer in the Coppa Italia, with three strikes to his name. The midfielder is now just one behind the club's leading cup goalscorer Stefano Ghirardello (on four), whose record he will be hoping to equal at the San Siro today.

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wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 22 Di Gennaro
Campagnaro 14 2 Pecorini
Ranocchia 23 5 Pellizzer
Jesus 5 6 Coly
Jonathan 2 7 Di Roberto
Guarin 13 8 La Camera
Cambiasso 19 10 Lora
Alvarez 11 11 Minesso
Nagatomo 55 14 Dumitru
Palacio 8 23 Paolucci
Icardi 9 24 Marino

substitutes

Castellazzi 12 1 Pierobon
Carrizo 30 3 Gasparetto
Andreolli 6 4 Busellato
Belfodil 7 9 Montini
Kovacic 10 12 Maggiotto
Mudingayi 16 17 Antonello
Kuzmanovic 17 18 Dalla Costa
Obi 20 19 Sosa
Pereira 31 20 Campello
Rolando 35 21 Perez
Duncan 41 25 Rizzon
Capello 47 26 De Leidi