Final score

27 October 2002 15:00

47' (2nd half) Vieri
22' (2nd half) Materazzi
Referee: Fiorenzo Treossi / Linesmen: Farneti, Gemignani / Fourth official: Griselli
Minute Text commentary
45' 3 minutes of injury time added on at the end of the first half.
40' Javier Zanetti picks out Crespo on the right wing but the Inter captain's pass is too long and goes out for a goal kick.
34' Vieri heads back a Conceiçao cross into the area for Materazzi, who strikes left-footed on the turn. Goal kick to Bologna.
32' Nervo tries to surprise Toldo, but the Inter custodian saves the Bologna midfielder's header.
30' Superb free kick from Emre which surprises Pagliuca and skims just over the bar.
29' Frara cautioned for bringing down Zanetti on the edge of the Bologna box.
28' Emre is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
26' Cannavaro anticpates Bellucci, neutralising danger on the edge of the Inter box.
24' Conceiçao receives treatment off the pitch following a challenge with a Bologna defender.
22' From the left, Emre strikes a 30-yard free kick over the area and out of play.
20' Smit strikes a left-footed 25-yard free kick just past Toldo's right-hand post.
15' Colucci booked for hand ball.
14' A sweeping Inter move causes problems for the visitors. Materazzi to Conceiçao, Conceiçao to Vieri, Vieri to Crespo... Colucci clears.
11' Crespo opens up Conceiçao down the right. The Portuguese midfielder crosses in for Vieri, but the ball is too long and Bologna clear.
10' Conceiçao crosses from the right wing, but Vieri is anticipated by Pagliuca.
9' Bologna substitution - Amoroso for Locatelli.
6' Vieri is caught offside after receiving an assist from Almeyda.
3' Smit falls to the ground after contact with Materazzi. The medical staff come onto the pitch with the stretcher and the Bologna player gets up again.
2' Dalmat passes to Vieri, but after a one-two with Crespo the ball is intercepted by the Bologna defence.
1' Inter kick off against Bologna. Cuper's men are playing in their traditional black and blue shirts, while Bologna are wearing their white away strip.
Minute Text commentary
49' End of part two - 2-0 to Inter and three hard-earned points.
48' Nervo strikes a powerful shot but Toldo pushes it round for a corner.
47' 2-0 TO INTER !!!!!! From a counter-attack, Crespo crosses in from the right by-line for an unmarked Bobo Vieri to power a header past Pagliuca a the far post.
47' Paramatti booked for protesting.
45' 4 minutes of injury time added on.
40' Pasquale booked for fouling Nervo from behind.
38' Bologna substitution - Della Rocca replaces Amoroso.
36' Zanetti goes on a trademark run down the right wing, but is eventually stopped by the Bologna defence.
31' Conceiçao whips in a cross from the right. Cordoba jumps but fails to make contact with the ball.
29' With his right leg, Zanetti blocks a Salvetti header from inside the Inter box.
27' Guidolin brings on Salvetti for Frara.
26' Bellucci severely tests Toldo with a fierce diagonal shot.
25' Goalscorer Materazzi is replaced by Cordoba.
22' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Marco Materazzi heads Inter 1-0 up. The Inter defender meets Conceiçao's cross in from the left at the near post and sends a looping header past Pagliuca and in at the far post.
18' Cuper brings on Okan for Dalmat.
17' Danger in the Inter box. Bellucci beats Materazzi then strikes a powerful shot that finishes wide.
13' Toldo makes a crucial save from Cruz, then beats Bellucci to the rebound.
12' Vieri smashes a free kick from 25 yards out against the Bologna wall.
10' Vieri plays a sweet one-two with Crespo, who fools three Bolgona defenders on the edge of the box, but Pagliuca anticipates Bobo from yards out to collect the return ball.
8' Cruz booked for a foul on Toldo.
6' Dalmat makes mincemeat of two Bologna defenders down the left wing, but the Frenchman's cross is easily caught by Pagliuca.
5' Inter bring on Pasquale for Coco at the start of the second half.
4' Bologna get the second half underway.
3' End of part one - 0-0 at the Meazza between Inter and Bologna.
1' Clear chance for Crespo and Vieri in the Bologna area, but Treossi blows his whistle for a foul on Castellini.
Average rating 6.93
2 shots on target 3
0 shots off target 0
21 fouls committed 27
7 corners 4
3 offsides 3
32:46 ball possession 24:23
Previous meetings between Guidolin and Inter

Of the 16 previous meetings between Guidolin and Inter, the current Bologna coach has won 4, drawn 3 and lost 9 matches.

In detail:

1995/96 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-1 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-1 1-0
1997/98 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-3 1-2
1998/99 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-1 3-1
1999/00 Coppa Italia Bologna-Inter 1-3 1-2
1999/00 Serie A Bologna-Inter 3-0 1-1
2000/01 Serie A Bologna-Inter 0-3 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-1 0-1

Previous meetings between Cuper and Guidolin

The two coaches met twice last season.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Bologna 1-0 1-2

Previous meetings between Cuper and Bologna

Cuper faced Bologna twice last season.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Bologna 1-0 1-2

Conceiçao looking to put sixth goal past Pagliuca

After serving a two-match ban, Sergio Conceiçao is back for Inter and will find himself up against Gianluca Pagliuca, the goalkeeper he has scored against most since his arrival in Italy. Indeed, 5 of the Portuguese midfielder’s 19 goals have been scored against the Bologna custodian. In detail: 2 goals in Inter 3-5 Lazio (Serie A 1998/99), 1 in Lazio 1-0 Inter (Serie A 1998/99), 1 in Bologna 2-3 Lazio (Serie A 1999/00), 1 in Bologna 2-1 Parma (Serie A 2000/01).

Inter on target for 18 consecutive rounds

Inter have scored in 18 consecutive rounds of the Italian Serie A , totalling 36 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a championship match was on 2 February 2002 (Inter 0-0 Torino).

Inter close to 3000th point in Serie A

With their 4 opening victories and the draw at home to Juventus last weekend, the Nerazzurri now have a total of 2999 points in the one-division Serie A championship. Inter won their first points on 6 October 1929, beating Livorno 2-1 away from home.

No goal conceded by Bologna for 309 minutes

Bologna haven’t let in a goal in the Serie A since Doni’s goal for the Bergamo-based Nerazzurri in the 51st minute of Atalanta 2-2 Bologna in September. The remaining 39 minutes of that match plus those against Piacenza , Empoli and Brescia bring the total to 309.

Paramatti chasing fifth strike against Nerazzurri

Of Bologna defender Michele Paramatti’s 25 goals in official matches during his career so far, 4 of them have come against Inter: Bologna 2-2 Inter (Serie A 1996/97), Inter 0-1 Bologna (Serie A 1997/98), Inter 1-2 Bologna (UEFA play-offs 1998/99), Inter 1-1 Bologna (Serie A 1999/00).

wins(46) draws(23) defeats(13)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Pagliuca
Zanetti 4 Zaccardo
Emre 5 Castellini
Conceiçao 7 Nervo
Crespo 9 Colucci
Cannavaro 13 Cruz
Dalmat 18 Bellucci
Materazzi 23 Smit
Almeyda 25 Locatelli
Vieri 32 Frara
Coco 77 Paramatti


Fontana 12 Coppol
Cordoba 2 Salvetti
Adani 15 Terzi
Beati 21 Brioschi
Okan 22 Amoroso
Pasquale 26 Megni
Vivas 31 Della Rocca