INTER BREEZE INTO TIM CUP QUARTERS

MILAN - Argentine duo Nicolas Burdisso and Mariano Gonzalez and Italy U21 defender Marco Andreolli opened their scoring accounts for Inter as the Nerazzurri eased past Messina and into the quarter-finals of the Tim Cup.

The Coppa Italia holders scored twice in either half to beat the Sicilian outfit 4-0 and complete a 5-0 aggregate victory.

Burdisso opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a powerful header past Caglioni from a Figo right-wing corner.

Mariano Gonzalez put Inter in total control ten minutes later, heading in at the back post after a counter-attack down the left involving Maxwell and Solari.

Inter's third came sixteen minutes into the second half after a bit of pinball in the Messina box. Cambiasso headed a Figo cross into the middle of the area where Burdisso headed on target. Coppola's headed clearance on the line fell to Andreolli who nodded in from a yard out.

Burdisso wrapped up the Nerazzurri's tenth consecutive victory with yet another headed goal on 61 minutes, from another Luis Figo cross.

Inter will face either Empoli or Genoa in the two-legged quarter-final.

INTER 4-0 MESSINA (HT: 2-0; AGG: 5-0)

Scorers: Burdisso 27, 71, Mariano Gonzalez 37, Andreolli 61

INTER: 1 Toldo; 77 Andreolli, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 7 Figo, 50 Maaroufi (57 Filkor 71), 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 19 Cambiasso (36 Fautario 75), 21 Solari; 10 Adriano (61 Slavkovski 77)
Subs not used: 79 Carini, 42 Marino, 58 Biabiany, 99 Choutos
Coach: Roberto Mancini

MESSINA: 88 Caglioni; 8 Zoro (89 Calà 75), 27 Zanchi, 31 Morello, 3 Minetti (21 Alvarez 51); 24 Coppola, 16 Ogasawara, 41 Sullo, 19 Parisi (86 Ghomsi 58); 10 Iliev, 11 Di Napoli
Subs not used: 1 Storari, 5 De Vezze, 18 Floccari, 77 Lavecchia
Coach: Bruno Giordano

Referee: Francesco Squillace (Catanzaro)

Booked: Coppola 19


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