Final score

19 October 2002 20:30

50' (2nd half) Vieri
43' (2nd half) Del Piero (P)
Referee: Pierluigi Collina / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Pisacreta / Fourth official: Esposito
Minute Text commentary
45' Fourth official Esposito indicates a minute of extra time.
43' Materazzi foils a Juve move and saves Toldo by clearing a dangerous ball into the six-yard box.
41' Recoba curls in a corner from the right wing. Buffon punches clear.
39' Cordoba cautioned for a foul on Salas.
39' Cross into the middle of the area by Crespo, the Juventus defence clears.
38' Davids shoots for Juve, Cordoba blocks with his body.
34' Recoba cuts a pass back for Crespo, who from just inside the box is beaten to the ball by Davids. The ball then ricochets off Crespo's body, and Buffon is forced to make a difficult save.
32' Recoba thunders a free kick onto the body of a Juve defender.
31' Crespo goes through on goal, but is fouled by Iuliano. Collina books the Juve defender.
29' Del Piero strikes a 35-metre free kick several metres over the bar.
28' Inter break down the middle. Recoba chips the Juve defence but it's too long for Crespo. COME ON!!!
26' Almeyda shoots from 20 yards out, but the ball finishes well wide.
24' Bianconeri on the break down the right. Cordoba and Cannavaro neutralise the danger.
21' From a central position just inside the visitors' half, Crespo passes to Vieri on the left wing, but Ferrara gets to the ball first.
19' Di Biagio strikes the resulting free kick faster than a Lamborghini but it finishes inches over.
18' Zanetti cuts through the Juve defence in a move typical of the Nerazzurri's grit and determination tonight. The Argentine is fouled before reaching the box.
16' Nedved misses a good chance for Juve. His weak shot from a Del Piero pass goes wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
14' Toldo is forced to come off his line to neutralise a dangerous one-two between Salas and Davids.
13' Crespo almost manages to take advantage of a defensive error by Tudor, but the Juve defender gets back in time.
8' Recoba's smashes in a shot from 40 yards. Buffon blocks.
5' Juve on the break. From a central position outside the Inter box, Nedved sends a low shot wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
4' Tudor sends Di Biagio crashing to the ground. Free kick to Inter.
2' Tudor shoots first time from the edge of the Inter box. The ball finishes just over Toldo's bar.
1' It's the big one! Inter vs. Juventus is underway.
Minute Text commentary
50' WHAM BAM THANK YOU OLD LADY!!!!! A goalmouth scramble results in an equaliser for Inter. Toldo's shot is deviated into the net by Vieri.
49' Juve close to a second through Del Piero.
47' There's a fight in the middle of the pitch. Collina intervenes and sends off Conte and Morfeo.
45' 5 minutes of injury time added on.
43' Del Piero converts the 'penalty'.
42' Penalty to Juve after Collina is fooled by Camoranesi, who falls down in the Inter box after minimum contact with Coco.
38' A Nedved shot comes spinning off Cordoba. Toldo manages to stop the ball from going out of play.
36' Juve substitution - Conte replaces Tudor.
35' Emre booked for fouling Davids.
33' Coco storms down the left wing, beats a Juve defender and crosses into the area. Vieri's shot is blocked and Buffon collects.
31' Inter substitution - Morfeo on for Recoba.
30' Del Piero sends in a free kick for the head of Zalayeta, but the Uruguayan heads over.
29' INCREDIBLE... Crespo steals the ball from an out-of-position Buffon but shoots (right-footed) onto the post instead of into the Juve net.
27' Vieri breaks for Inter and from a central position just outside the box sends a left-footed missile over the Juve bar.
26' Juve substitution - Lippi brings on striker Zalayeta for Salas.
25' Toldo keeps Inter in the match by making a crucial save from Salas, who had the time and the space to pick his spot from inside the box.
21' Del Piero fires in a free kick which finishes inches over Toldo's bar.
20' Crespo misses Inter's best chance of the match. His diving from inside the six-yard box goes over.
19' 17' Juve substitution - Zambrotta replaces Birindelli.
18' Inter substitution - Emre for Almeyda.
16' Salas combines with Del Piero. The latter's shot along the ground is blocked by Toldo.
15' Del Piero provides Davids with an assist, but the Dutchman's hard shot is off-target.
13' Zanetti elegantly wins the ball from Davids, who creates danger down the left wing.
10' Toldo makes an incredible save from Del Piero's diagonal shot from the left-hand side of the Inter box.
6' Davids shoots again, this time from the edge of the box. But Materazzi is there...
4' Nedved passes to Camoranesi. The Italian midfielder shoots, but Zanetti intervenes to clear.
4' Davids tries with a shot, but Materazzi clears. Corner to Juve.
3' Juve kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' A bit of magic from Recoba, who after beating two Juve defenders down the left whips in a cross for Crespo. The Argentine is beaten to the ball by Buffon.
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.61
4 shots on target 4
3 shots off target 5
26 fouls committed 30
3 corners 4
1 offsides 4
24:48 ball possession 31:03
Previous meetings between Cuper and Lippi

The two previous meetings between coaches Hector Cuper and Marcello Lippi have finished in draws.
In detail:
Serie A 2001/02 - Inter vs. Juventus 2-2 ; 0-0

Previous meetings between Cuper and Juve

Cuper has faced Juventus on two occasions, both in last season's Serie A.
In detail:
Serie A 2001/02 - Inter vs. Juventus 2-2 ; 0-0

Previous meetings between Lippi and Inter

The 20 official matches between Marcello Lippi and Inter have finished in 5 wins apiece, with 10 draws. Lippi has won just once (1995/96) in 9 matches at the San Siro. Since then, he has managed 6 draws and 2 defeats.

In detail:
1989/90 Serie A Cesena-Inter 2-3 1-1
1990/91 Serie A Cesena-Inter 1-5 ----
1992/93 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 1-1 0-1
1993/94 Serie A Napoli-Inter 0-0 0-0
1994/95 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 0-0
1995/96 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Juventus-Inter 2-0 0-0
1996/97 C. Italia Juventus-Inter 0-3 1-1
1997/98 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 ---
2001/02 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 2-2

Juventus close to 100th goal away to Inter

Juventus have scored 98 goals in the 86 official matches played away to Inter since the Serie A became a one-division championship (1929/30). The first Juve goal in Milan was scored in the 4th minute by Vecchina on 18 January 1931 in Inter 2-3 Juventus.

No penalty given against Juve for 21 Serie A matchdays

Juventus haven’t had a penalty given against them since 6 January 2002 in Juventus 3-0 Udinese. On that occasion Muzzi missed from the spot for the Friuli-based Bianconeri. Since that day 21 championship rounds have passed - 17 matches of the second half of the 2001/02 season and the first four of the current campaign.

Happy birthday Okan

Turkish international Okan Buruk celebrates his 29th birthday on Saturday. The Nerazzurro midfielder was born in Istanbul on 19 October 1973.

Inter close to 3000 points in Serie A

With their 4 initial victories, Inter now have a total of 2998 points since the Serie A became a one-division championship. Should they win on Saturday, the Nerazzurri will pass the 3000 mark.

Inter's home record against Juve

In Serie A matches, Inter haven’t beaten Juventus at the San Siro since 4 January 1998 (1-0). Since then, Inter have drawn 3 and lost 1 of their 4 matches played against Juventus at the Meazza. Should the Nerazzurri not win on Saturday, it would be the second worst sequence of Serie A home matches against Juventus. The worst series of results was between 1954/55 and 1959/60 when Inter managed 2 draws and 4 defeats against the Bianconeri.

Inter on target for 17 consecutive Serie A matchdays

Inter have scored for 17 Serie A rounds in a row, totalling 35 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a Serie A match was on 2 February 2002 when they were held to a scoreless draw at home to Torino.

Inter chasing fifth victory from first five matches

Inter are looking to make it five wins out of five this Saturday. The best ever start to a Serie A season for the Nerazzurri was in 1966/67 with seven wins on the trot before a 0-0 draw with Roma at the San Siro. That season, Inter were overtaken by Juventus on the last matchday and finished the championship in second position. The last side to win their first five matches of a Serie A season was AC Milan in 1992/93, when the Rossoneri actually won their first six games before being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Torino. The last time Inter won five matches in a row during a Serie A season was in 1998 (March to April). The Nerazzurri put together a sequence of six victories before a 1-0 defeat away to Juventus on 26 April 1998, which proved to be decisive.

wins(44) draws(33) defeats(25)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Buffon
Cannavaro 13 Ferrara
Materazzi 23 Tudor
Cordoba 2 Salas
Zanetti 4 Del Piero
Di Biagio 14 NEdved
Almeyda 25 Iuliano
Coco 77 Birindelli
Recoba 20 Camoranesi
Vieri 32 Thuram
Crespo 9 Davids


Fontana 12 Chimenti
Emre 5 Fresi
Morfeo 10 Conte
Adani 15 Zambrotta
Pasquale 26 Baiocco
Vivas 31 Zalayeta
Okan 22 Di Vaio