Final score

17 September 2002 20:45

21' (2nd half) Karadas
10' (2nd half) Karadas
35' (2nd half) Crespo
33' Crespo
referee Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin / linesmen Paterna, Sales / 4th man Perez
Minutes Text commentary
45' Referee Fernandez Marin adds on a minute of extra time at the end of the first half.
44' Dalmat shoots from 20 metres, Arason puts the ball behind for a corner.
40' Toldo punches the ball away from Karadas' shot from a central position.
38' Crespo serves Vieri with a superb pass, which the Italian international striker hits from 20 metres. It finishes inches wide.
36' From the edge of the Inter box, Berg smashes in a powerful shot, but Toldo is well prepared and makes the save.
33' GOOOAAAL!!! Crespo dribbles three opponents and produces a precise diagonal shot that beats the Rosenborg keeper. 1-0 to Inter and Crespo's first official goal for the Nerazzurri!
31' The referee books Berg for a challenge on Cannavaro.
30' Dalmat puts Crespo through but the Argentine centre-forward is caught offside.
25' Olsen heads a left-centre cross onto the crossbar.
21' From the edge of the Rosenborg penalty area, Zanetti fires in a shot with the outside of his right foot, but the Norwegian defence clears.
20' Rosenborg player Berg swings in a cross from the right for Brattbakk, but Toldo blocks.
18' Brattbakk goes on a solo run down the right, his shot finihses wide of Toldo's post.
16' Crespo receives a headed assist from Morfeo, but the Argentine's effort finishes over the bar.
8' Inter steam forward on the break. Crespo beats an opponent but his shot is saved by the Rosenborg custodian.
7' Toldo miraculously saves a close-range header from Berg.
4' Rosenborg corner. Strand volleys in on goal, Toldo saves and the ball goes behind for another corner.
3' Left-footed shot from the edge of the six-yard box by Skammelsrud. Toldo saves.
1' We're off. Spanish ref Marin gets the match underway.
Minutes Text commentary
48' It's over. 2-2 between Rosenborg and Inter.
47' Coco crosses in for Recoba. On the turn, the Uruguayan shoots on goal, but his effort is saved on the ground by Arason.
45' Three minutes of injury time.
44' Cuper makes his third substitution. Adani replaces Crespo.
43' Toldo pulls off another miraculous save. The Inter custodian denies Johnsen.
38' Recoba sends in a precision pass for Vieri, but Bobo's header is blocked by Rosenborg keeper Arason.
35' GOOOAAAL!!! Inter draw level through Crespo. The Argentine scores his and Inter's second with a volley from a Recoba cross. 2-2.
34' Recoba comes on for Morfeo.
33' Crespo causes mayhem in the Rosenborg area, Stensaas clears.
32' Rosenborg substitution. Stensaas replaces Strand.
29' Zanetti gets back to block Brattbakk, who was clear through on goal with only Toldo to beat.
25' Cannavaro receives a second yellow card and is consequently sent off. Inter down to ten men.
21' Karadas puts Rosenborg 2-1 up with a header from a left-centre cross.
20' Yellow card for Cannavaro.
19' Inter substitution. Emre on for Dalmat.
18' Brattbakk threatens again for the home side. This time, his shot is cleared by Zanetti.
16' Brattbakk strikes a free-kick onto the Nerazzurri wall.
12' Toldo is forced to make yet another save.
11' The Scandinavians go close to a second goal through Brattbakk, whose shot finishes just wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
10' Rosenborg equalise. Karadas meets a corner from the left to divert the ball past Toldo. 1-1
9' Brattbakk sends in a cross from the left that poses a serious threat to Inter. Coco heads out for a corner.
5' Strand penetrates the Inter area and looks dangerous. The Nerazzurri back line are forced to clear.
2' The second half has started.
1' Inter go into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead.
Average rating 6.44
14 shots on target 6
7 shots off target 4
11 fouls committed 16
15 corners 6
4 offsides 6
00 ball possession 00
Previous meetings between Inter and Norwegian sides

Inter’s clash against Rosenborg is the first against a Norwegian side for 24 seasons. The last official match was in the 1978/79 season when the Nerazzurri faced Bodoe Glimt. The midnight sun certainly didn’t shine for the Scandinavians on that occasion, with Inter winning the first leg 5-0 and the return leg 2-1. Four of the seven Inter goals were scored by Altobelli, with the others scored by Beccalossi, Muraro and Scanziani.

Previous meetings between Rosenborg and Italian clubs

Tuesday’s match in Trondheim is the sixth two-legged tie in official tournaments (all played in the Champions League) between Rosenborg and Italian teams. Of the 10 matches played, the Scandinavians have won 1, drawn 3 (all 1-1) and lost 6. At home, Rosenborg have never beaten Italian clubs (3 draws and 2 defeats), although they have consistently scored at least one goal.

In detail:

1991/92 Rosenborg vs. Sampdoria 1-2 ; 0-5
1996/97 Rosenborg vs. AC Milan 1-4 ; 2-1
1996/97 Rosenborg vs. Juventus 1-1 ; 0-2
1998/99 Rosenborg vs. Juventus 1-1 ; 0-2
2001/02 Rosenborg vs. Juventus 1-1 ; 0-1

Previous meetings between Rosenborg and Inter

There are no previous meetings in official tournaments between the two sides.

Vieri has already scored in Trondheim

During his playing career, striker Christian Vieri has already scored at Rosenborg’s stadium in Trondheim. The goal came on 5 March, 1997 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final match between Rosenborg and Juventus. The final score was 1- 1.

17 September a lucky date for Inter in Europe

Inter’s match against Rosenborg is the fourth match in European cup competitions to be played on 17 September, a particularly lucky date for the Nerazzurri, who have won on each occasion without conceding any goals.

In detail:

1969/70 Fairs Cup – Inter 3-0 Sparta Prague
1980/81 European Cup – Inter 2-0 Universitatea Craiova
1986/87 UEFA Cup – Inter 2-0 AEK Athens

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

starting lineups

Arason 1 Toldo
Strand 13 Cannavaro
Basma 23 Materazzi
Hoftun 2 Cordoba
Saarinen 77 Coco
Olsen 4 Zanetti
Skammelsrud 25 Almeyda
Berg 18 Dalmat
Karadas 10 Morfeo
F. Johnsen 9 Crespo
Brattbakk 32 Vieri


E.Johnsen 12 Fontana
Enerly 15 Adani
Sibaya 31 Vivas
Blixt 14 Di Biagio
George 5 Emre
Ludwigsen 20 Recoba
Stensaas 7 Conceiçao