Final score

3 November 2002 15:00

19' (2nd half) Recoba
13' (2nd half) Vieri
Referee: Pierluigi Collina / Linesmen: Mitro, Contente / Fourth official: Cuttica
Minute Text commentary
45' 3 minutes of injury time.
44' Recoba strikes a free kick wide of the Como goal.
43' Allegretti is booked for fouling Conceiçao.
42' A Como free kick from the right goes over the area and out for a goal kick.
39' Recoba sends a 30-yard free kick over the Como bar.
38' Padalino is yellow-carded for a foul on Vieri.
36' Collina verbally warns Vieri and Brevi after some ugly scenes in the middle of the pitch.
35' Rossi is booked for a series of fouls on Vieri.
34' Cannavaro clears from danger on the right of the Inter area.
30' Binotto tries from the distance. Toldo saves, but in any case the flag goes up for offside.
29' Allegretti plays a free kick into the middle of the Inter area. Cannavaro heads the ball to safety.
26' Toldo collides with Godeas during a challenge for a high ball into the Inter area. The Como striker subsequently recieves the attention of the medical staff.
25' Recoba plays a 40-yard free kick wide to Conceiçao. The Portuguese midfielder crosses into the area, but Bobo Vieri fails to make proper contact with the ball.
21' Vieri intercepts a goal kick taken by Como keeper Brunner, but despite the Inter centre-forward's touch, the ball is then cleared by Brevi.
20' Toldo acrobatically punches clear a Binotto cross in from the right.
18' Cauet strikes a shot from 20 yards straight into the hands of Francesco Toldo.
15' Cordoba beats Godeas to a Binotto corner.
14' Godeas shoots for Como from a position to the left of the Inter box. The shot is too slow and finishes wide.
12' Crespo comes surging forward. Brevi does well to anticpate the Argentine.
11' Pasquale passes first time to Recoba down the left, El Chino crosses from the by-line but the ball is too long and goes out for a throw-in to the home side.
8' Inter continue to press forward.
7' Emre goes through on goal after receiving from Crespo. Brunner saves the Turk's shot. Corner to Inter.
2' Como play the ball into the middle of the Inter area. Pasquale clears.
1' Today's match will commence after a minute's silence to remember the Molise earthquake victims.
1' Vieri and Crespo kick off Como vs. Inter.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Inter beat Como 2-0.
47' Vieri misses an easy chance to score a third goal for Inter. Instead of hitting the ball first time, Bobo takes on two Como defenders before striking a weak shot straight at Brunner.
45' 3 minutes of injury time.
43' Toldo comes off his line to block an attempt by Music, then makes an equally fine save from Carbone.
41' Brunner makes an excellent save with his feet from Adani's close-range header.
39' Brevi blocks a Conceiçao cross from the right. Corner to Inter.
34' Carbone makes a run down the middle and unleashes a dangerous shot from the edge of the Inter box. Toldo makes a spectacular save.
33' Morfeo plays a one-two with Recoba, then passes to Conceiçao. The Portuguese international crosses into the middle but Brunner collects.
31' Carbone curls a free kick into the Inter box, Toldo saves Cauet's header, but a free kick is awarded to Inter for a foul on Morfeo.
30' Como substitution - Dominissini brings on Corrent for Rossi.
26' Inter substitution - Coco replaces Pasquale.
21' Como substitution - Music comes on for Binotto.
19' SUPERB GOAL BY RECOBA!!!! El Chino beats a Como defender on the right of the box and curls a left-footed shot out of Brunner's reach and into the top corner of the net.
16' Como substitution - Carbone on for Pecchia.
15' Binotto crosses from the right wing into the Inter box. The ball is too long for Rossi.
13' GOOOOAAAAL!!!!! A Morfeo cross from the right is tipped away by Brunner. Conceiçao plays the ball back in for Bobo Vieri to shoot home. 1-0 to Inter!
12' Inter substitution - Morfeo replaces Crespo.
10' A Como corner is cleared. Vieri picks up the ball outside the Inter area, but is fouled.
6' Allegretti smashes a free kick with the outside of his right foot miles over the Inter bar.
5' Pecchia is booked by Collina for simulation.
4' Como kick off the second half.
4' Inter substitution - Cuper brings on Adani for Cannavaro.
3' It's 0-0 at Sinigaglia stadium after 45 minutes of play.
1' Emre plays wide to Pasquale. The Inter full-back crosses into the area, but Bobo Vieri is surrounded by three Como defenders.
Average rating 7.18
4 shots on target 4
0 shots off target 0
24 fouls committed 28
7 corners 4
3 offsides 1
25:07 ball possession 31:13
Previous meetings between Cuper and Como

Cuper will face Como for the first time in an official match on Sunday.

Previous meetings between Dominissini and Inter

Dominissini has never faced Inter before in his coaching career.

Previous meetings between Cuper and Dominissini

Como vs. Inter is the first meeting between the current coaches of the two clubs.

Como - 12 Serie A matches without victory

Como haven't won in the Serie A since 14 May 1989, when Marco Simone scored the winner in the 1-0 win at home to Atalanta. Since then, Como have registered 6 draws and 6 defeats in the Italian top flight. Como, along with Atalanta, are the only side still not to have won a match so far this season.

Como have conceded at least one goal in every match so far this season

Along with Atalanta, Brescia and Modena, Como have let in at least one goal in each 2002/03 Serie A match played so far. Loris Dominissini's side have let in 8 goals in 6 league matches, and conceded 3 goals in the two-legged Coppa Italia tie against Triestina. The last time Como kept a clean sheet was on 12 May 2002 - Como 2-0 Empoli in the Serie B, a result which saw the home side gain promotion to the Serie A.

Inter unbeaten away from home in 2002/03 season

Inter are still unbeaten in official matches played away from home this season. Between the Serie A and the Champions League, Inter have registered 2 wins and 3 draws.

Cuper's goal machine

Inter have scored in 19 league matches in a row, totalling 38 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a Serie A match was on 2 February 2002 (Inter 0-0 Torino). On the road, Inter have hit the target in 14 consecutive matches. Roma 0-0 Inter, played on 17 November 2002, was the last match in which the Nerazzurri failed to score away from home.

wins(6) draws(3) defeats(6)

starting lineups

Brunner 1 Toldo
Padalino 4 Zanetti
Brevi 2 Cordoba
Stellin 13 Cannavaro
Godeas 26 Pasquale
Allegretti 7 Conceiçao
Tomas 25 Almeyda
Binotto 5 Emre
Pecchia 20 Recoba
Rossi 9 Crespo
Cauest 32 Vieri


Ferron 12 Fontana
Gregori 10 Morfeo
Bjelanovic 15 Adani
Carbone 21 Beati
Music 24 Gamarra
Corrent 31 Vivas
De Cesare 77 Coco