Final score

29 September 2002 20:30

33' (2nd half) Vieri (P)
15' Vieri
2' Marazzina
referee Salvatore Racalbuto / linesmen Ivaldi, Camerota / 4th man Farina
Minutes Text commentary
45' Moro, already on one yellow card, strikes Almeyda in the face. The Argentine falls to the ground, but gets up again.
44' 1 minute of injury time added on at the end of the first half.
43' Marazzina goes down after an aerial challenge with Materazzi. The Chievo goalscorer has an open wound on his head.
42' Recoba looks for Vieri with a cross from the left, but Bobo is caught offside.
39' Corini goes down after a challenge. Angered, he gets up again as soon as the referee approaches him.
37' Sweeping Inter move on the break. Recoba to Dalmat, Dalmat to Vieri, but the final pass is too long. Lupatelli easily collects the ball.
34' Dalmat beats two Chievo defenders down the right, then crosses into the middle for Recoba. Il Chino shoots agonisingly wide with his left foot from eight metres out.
32' Chievo free kick midway inside the Inter half. Biefhoff heads the cross out for a goal kick.
30' Two corners in quick succession for Inter. Lupatelli punches both clear, Recoba's final pass into the area is met by Almeyda, but the Argentine doesn't connect properly. Goal kick.
28' Incredible miss by Vieri, who after receiving an assist from Recoba blasts wide with just Lupatelli to beat.
27' Long ball from Cannavaro to Vieri, the ball bounces awkwardly in the six-yard box and Bobo can't control it. Goal kick.
25' Moro (Chievo) cautioned for bringing down Coco.
23' Javier Zanetti defuses a potentially dangerous situation down the left wing. Corner for Chievo.
22' Di Biago beats Moro to a Recoba cross from the right into the middle of the Chievo box. Gigi's header finishes wide of Lupatelli's left-hand post. At the other end, Corini blazes a free kick over the bar for the visitors.
20' Free kick to Inter outside the Chievo box (left-hand side) for foul on Coco.
18' Cossato tries from a position to the left of the six-yard box. No problems for Toldo, who saves.
17' Bierhoff tries to surprise Toldo with a header, but the Nerazzurro keeper gets down well to make the save.
16' Di Biagio yellow-carded for a foul on the halfway line.
15' GOOAAAL!!! Vieri equalises for Inter. After a one-two with Recoba, Bobo strokes the ball in at the far post.
13' Dalmat slips when trying from the distance. The ball goes out for a goal kick.
11' A Recoba shot comes off Legrottaglie's body. Lupatelli stops the ball from going out for a corner.
10' The linesman flags an offside, but then lowers his flag and apologises to the referee for his mistake, which clearly denies the Nerazzurri a goalscoring chance.
9' Lupatelli anticipates Recoba using his head just outside of the Chievo penalty area.
6' Vieri is fouled by Legrottaglie just outside the Chievo box. Recoba curls a 25-metre free kick wide of Lupatelli's left-hand post.
2' Marazzina beats the Inter defence to a Passoni cross and heads past Toldo. 1-0 to Chievo.
1' Vieri and Recoba kick off Inter vs. Chievo.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter have beaten Chievo 2-1.
47' Conceiçao sent off for protesting after challenge with Lanna.
45' 4 minutes of extra time. Inter substitution - defender Adani replaces Recoba.
42' Chievo substitution. Pellissier on for Cossato.
40' Inter substitution - Dalmat replaced by Conceiçao.
39' Almeyda cautioned for challenge on an opponent.
33' GOOOAAL!!! Bobo takes the penalty himself (Inter's first in twenty-one Serie A matches) and strikes the ball in at Lupatelli's left-hand post. 2-1 to Inter.
32' Inter win a penalty after Vieri is choppped down by Legrottaglie.
30' Vieri misses yet again! This time his short-range shot from inside the six-yard box is blocked by Moro. Corner for Inter.
28' Toldo pulls off an inspirational save to deny Perrotta's left-footed shot from inside the Inter penalty area. But even if the ball had gone in it wouldn't have counted. Two Chievo players are caught offside.
21' Vieri yellow-carded for a careless foul on Cossato.
17' Vieri wastes the easiest of chances, mis-timing his close-range header from Zanetti's precision cross from the right.
15' Zanetti beats Chievo captain Corini and D'Anna on the right channel, then sends in a cross to the middle. Coco sends his shot over the bar.
14' Chievo substitution - Nikola Lazetiic on for Dario Passoni
11' Recoba shoots from 40 metres out and it's not far off. The ball whistles inches over Lupatelli's bar.
10' Zanetti storms down the right channel. Cossato brings him down and is subsequently booked.
8' On the turn, Dalmat sends a shot over the bar from a position inside the Chievo box.
6' Vieri is pushed by Moro to the left of the Chievo six-yard box and falls to the ground. Bobo calls for a penalty, but referee Racalbuto says "get up."
3' Di Biagio passes to Dalmat just inside the Inter half. The French midfielder feeds the ball to Vieri down the right wing. Bobo crosses to the edge of the Chievo box but Recoba is anticipated by Lupatelli.
2' The start of the second half is delayed by a few minutes because there's a "hole" in the Chievo net (see PHOTOS). Chievo get the second half underway after the hole is stitched up.
1' End of part one... Inter 1-1 Chievo.
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.9
3 shots on target 4
7 shots off target 4
21 fouls committed 12
4 corners 2
10 offsides 12
23:57 ball possession 23:20
Previous meetings between Inter and Chievo Verona, and Cuper and Del Neri

Coaches Cuper (Inter) and Del Neri (Chievo) faced each other twice in official matches last season, the first ever Serie A meetings between the two clubs. Chievo obtained four points from the two games with one victory and one draw.

Inter - Chievo Verona - former players

Inter: none
Chievo Verona: Codognola (youth sector in 1998/99) Marazzina (3 appearances in official matches from 1992/93 to 1993/94, 0 goals) Passoni (youth sector in 1992/93)

100 Serie A appearances for Coco and Almeyda

If used for Inter against Chievo on Sunday, defender Francesco Coco and midfielder Matias Almeyda will be able to celebrate their 100th appearance in the Italian top flight. Coco made his debut on 27 August 1995 for AC Milan in their 2-1 win away to Padova. He has also played for Vicenza, Torino and Inter in the Serie A . Almeyda made his Serie A debut on 31 August 1997 in Lazio’s 2-0 win at home to Napoli. The Argentine has also played for Parma and Inter in Italy.

Inter haven’t conceded a goal at the San Siro for 325 minutes

The last time Inter let in a goal at the San Siro was on 28 April 2002 when Matuzalem scored in the 35th minute for the visitors in Inter 3-1 Piacenza. Francesco Toldo has kept clean sheets at home so far this season: Inter 2-0 Sporting Lisbon (Champions League preliminary); Inter 1-0 Torino (Serie A championship); Inter 1-0 Ajax (Champions League).

Inter have scored in 15 consecutive Serie A matches

Inter have consistently hit the target in their last 15 championship matches, scoring a total of 29 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to find the net was in Inter 0-0 Torino on 2 February 2002.

No Inter penalty for 1846 minutes

Christian Vieri was the last player to score for Inter from the penalty spot. The goal came in Piacenza 2-3 Inter (23 December 2001), and it was also the last time the Nerazzurri were awarded a penalty kick in the Serie A . Since then, 20 rounds (including the 2 played so far this season) have passed - a total of 1846 minutes.

Inter haven’t won first three championship matches since 1997/98

Inter are on top of the Serie A table with maximum points from two matches. By winning against Chievo on Sunday, the Nerazzurri will equal their start to the 1997/98 season (Inter 2-1 Brescia; Bologna 2-4 Inter; Inter 3-2 Fiorentina) with three victories from their first three matches.

wins(12) draws(4) defeats(1)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Lupatelli
Cordoba 2 Lanna
Zanetti 4 Legrottaglie
Cannavaro 13 D'Anna
Di Biagio 14 Moro
Dalmat 18 Passoni
Recoba 20 Corini
Materazzi 23 Perrotta
Almeyda 25 Cossato
Vieri 32 Bierhoff
Coco 77 Marazzina


Fontana 12 Ambrosio
Conceiçao 7 Mensah
Morfeo 10 Andersson
Adani 15 D'Angelo
Okan 22 Beghetto
Pasquale 26 Lazetic
Vivas 31 Pellissier