Final score

30 October 2002 20:45

27' (2nd half) Crespo
7' (2nd half) Saarinen o.g.
31' Recoba
referee Frank De Bleeckere / linesmen R. Van Nylen, D. Vanhoutte / 4th man P. Vandevenne
Minutes Text commentary
45' 1 minute of injury time added on.
43' Recoba fires in a free kick which finishes inches over Arason's bar.
39' Toldo makes an excellent save from Strand, who cuts through the Inter defence and into the area after a one-two on the right of the box.
36' Rosenborg come forward. Both Berg and Karadas try with shots.
32' Recoba feeds the ball through to Crespo, who slips before being able to make a shot.
31' GOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! Conceiçao passes forward to El Chino, and in a central position on the edge of the Rosenborg box the Uruguayan strikes a low, left-footed shot past Arason.
25' Conceiçao provides Vieri with an assist, but, incredibly, the Inter striker misses with his left-footed shot from the edge of the box.
23' Johnsen tries for Rosenborg with a shot, Toldo parries.
20' A Brattbakk shot from the edge of the Inter box is blocked by Cannavaro and the ball trickles back to Toldo.
17' Incredible miss by the Scandinavians. Brattbakk capitalises on bad positioning from Toldo and heads from the edge of the box. The ball finishes just wide.
16' Emre intercepts a ball 10 yards from the Rosenborg area and passes to Crespo, whose shots ricochets off an opponent.
14' Rosenborg on the counter-attack with Berg. Cannavaro makes a rapid clearance after intercepting the ball.
11' Spectacular move from the Nerazzurri. Recoba receives from Emre, then passes to Crespo, who feeds the ball through to Vieri in the Rosenborg area. The flag goes up for offside.
7' Inter dangerous again. Vieri finds his way into the area after an exchange with Recoba, but the Rosenborg defence clears.
4' Emre cuts through the Rosenborg midfield down the middle and advances into the Norwegian box after a delightful one-two with Crespo. The Turk's last touch is collected by the Rosenborg keeper.
3' Emre helps out in defence, taking the ball off Berg.
2' Karadas breaks for Rosenborg down the right. Toldo comes off his line to neutralise the danger. Corner to the Norwegians.
1' The Nerazzurri kick off tonight's Champions League Group D match at the Meazza. Inter are wearing their famous black and blue shirts, while Rosenborg are wearing an all-white strip. And for the record... the match officials are wearing red.
Minutes Text commentary
48' End of part two. 3-0 to the Nerazzurri and three crucial points.
45' 3 minutes of injury time added on.
43' Inter substitution - Pasquale on for Coco.
41' With the outside of his left foot, Recoba sends a ferocious shot inches off-target from a position just inside the Rosenborg box.
37' Substitute Ludvigsen sends an effort wide.
35' Rosenborg substitution - Ludvigsen on for Enerly
30' Inter substitution - Crespo is replaced by Almeyda.
28' Emre plays a neat back heel for Coco, who passes to Recoba, who thunders in a shot from the distance.
27' WE'RE 3-0 UP!!!!!!!! Hernan Crespo capitalises on defensive suicide by Strand to poke the ball home from close range.
26' Skammelsrud hits a left-footed shot first time. It goes wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
26' Fantastic chance for Inter's third. Recoba passes to Vieri, who shields the ball in the area but is eventually dispossessed.
24' Di Biagio shoots from a central position 25 yards out, but his left-footed shot goes way over Arason's bar.
22' Hoftun dribbles his way past two Inter players down the middle then unleashes a weak shot that goes wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
18' Di Biagio makes a sliding clearance to neutralise danger from the Scandinavians on the left of the Inter box.
15' Berg strikes a shot from the edge of the Inter box. Cannavaro blocks with his body.
14' Rosenborg substitution - Olsen comes on for Brattbakk.
7' 2-0!!!!!!!!!! Saarinen heads Conceiçao's right wing cross into his own net from 7 yards out.
4' Toldo saves from Berg, who strikes a free kick from the right.
3' Cannavaro is shown the yellow card for tripping Karadas down the left channel.
2' Rosenborg kick off the second half.
1' End of part one. 1-0 to Inter thanks to a splendid effort from Recoba - his first in Europe this season.
Di Biagio
Average rating 7.27
3 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 9
10 fouls committed 17
1 corners 6
7 offsides 2
00 ball possession 00
Inter vs. Rosenborg - disciplinary situation

Morfeo (Disqualified)
Cannavaro, Cordoba (Cautioned)

Berg, Strand (Cautioned)

Previous meetings between Rosenborg and Italian teams

Inter vs. Rosenborg is the 12th meeting between the Norwegian side and teams from Italy. In the previous 11 encounters, Rosenborg have won 1 match, drawn 4 and lost 6, and have conceded 22 goals (at least one in every match).
On Italian soil, the Scandinavians have managed 1 victory and 4 defeats.

Previous meetings between Inter and Norwegian sides

The Nerazzurri have never been beaten by a Norwegian side in three matches played. Inter have scored 9 goals in their 2 victories and 1 draw against teams from the Scandinavian country.
In detail:

Inter-Bodoe		5-0	2-1
Inter-Rosenborg	----	2-2

Crespo 2 goals away from Mazzola's record

Hernan Crespo's 2 goals against Lyon in the last Champions League matchday took his personal tally for Inter in the 2002/03 Champions League to 5, just 2 goals behind Sandro Mazzola, who holds the scoring record for the Nerazzurri in one edition of Europe's most prestigious tournament with 7 goals in 1963/64.

Inter have scored in 5 consecutive European matches

The Nerazzurri have consistently hit the target in their last 5 European cup competition matches, totalling 9 goals. The last time Inter failed to score in Europe was on 14 August 2002 in Sporting Lisbon 0-0 Inter.

Inter goalless in only two European Cup/Champions League matches

Inter vs. Rosenborg is the Nerazzurri's 35th European Cup/Champions League match, with a total of 62 goals scored. Inter have only failed to score in two of the previous 34 games - Inter 0-0 Celtic (5 April 1972) and Inter 0-0 Helsingborg (23 August 2000).

No draw in 12 matches between Italian and Norwegian sides

Inter's match at home to Norwegian champions Rosenborg is the 13th between Italian clubs and teams from the Scandinavian country. In the 12 previous meetings there has never been a draw, with 10 Italian victories and 2 Norwegian successes. Norwegian sides have only won twice on Italian soil - Torino 1-2 Lillestrom (1993/94 Cup Winners' Cup) and AC Milan 1-2 Rosenborg (1996/97 Champions League).

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

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Arason
Zanetti 4 Hoftun
Cannavaro 13 Basma
Materazzi 23 Strand
Coco 77 Berg
Conceiçao 7 Enerly
Di Biagio 14 Johnsen Frode
Emre 5 Skammelsrud
Recoba 20 Saarinen
Crespo 9 Karadas
Vieri 32 Brattbakk


Fontana 12 Johnsen Espen
Adani 15 Olsen
Vivas 31 Sibaja
Cordoba 2 Blixt
Pasquale 26 George
Beati 21 Loduigsen
Almeyda 25 Stensaas