Final score

9 November 2002 18:00

3' Vieri
10' (2nd half) Muzzi
25' Jorgensen
Referee: Stefano Farina / Linesmen: Contini, Stagnoli / Fourth official: M. Farina
Minute Text commentary
45' 3 minutes added on.
44' After receiving from Di Biagio, Vieri plays wide to an unmarked Conceiçao, whose shot from the distance is deflected out of play. Corner to Inter.
43' Rossitto booked for obstruction.
42' Jorgensen fires in a low shot from the edge of the box. No problem for Toldo.
39' Muzzi intercepts a ball on the halfway line and arrives to the Inter by-line, then crosses out of play.
37' Manfredini clears a dangerous cross in from Conceiçao for Vieri.
36' Corner to Inter after De Sanctis saves from Emre. Free kick to Udinese after Recoba's corner, called against Materazzi.
33' Vieri volleys from the edge of the Udinese box, but his shot is off-target.
33' Udinese substitution - Gemiti on for Martinez.
30' Martinez goes down after a challenge from Morfeo. It looks serious.
27' Bobo Vieri beats two defenders to a high ball into the box but his final shot goes over.
26' A Recoba free kick from 25 yards comes off the Udinese wall.
25' 1-1. Unmarked, Jorgensen strikes past Toldo from the distance. Udinese's first goal in four games.
23' Emre plays the ball to Coco on the left wing. The Italian international slips before making a cross.
21' An upfield ball from Di Biagio bounces awkwardly in the Udinese area. Conceiçao almost capitalises on indecision between Sensini and De Sanctis.
18' Emre to Morfeo, Morfeo to Emre. The Turk passes forward to Vieri, who plays on for Recoba. Sensini anticipates and De Sanctis collects.
17' Muzzi shoots the ball into the Curva Nord.
16' Jorgensen is brought down by Di Biagio on the edge of the Inter box. Free kick to the visitors.
15' Emre twists and turns down the middle, then plays wide to the left for Recoba, who is caught offside.
13' Toldo makes a crucial save from Muzzi. Corner to Udinese.
12' Jorgensen takes advantage of a rebound and shoots, but it goes over Toldo's bar.
11' Udinese come forward again. Pizarro plays a low ball into the centre of the box, Conceiçao clears.
10' Udinese dangerous on the edge of the Inter box. Emre clears.
9' Bertotto continues to warm up, though Manfredini carries on. Conceiçao also comes back on, although Cuper instructs Okan to prepare himself.
7' Conceiçao also injured. The Portuguese international recevies treatment to his left ankle on the touch-line.
6' Manfredini sustains an injury to his right thigh. Bertotto gets ready to come on.
5' Recoba plays a beautiful ball into the area for Vieri. De Sanctis comes off his line to collect.
3' GOOOAAALLLL!!!!! Bobo Vieri heads his eighth of the season after a cross in by Morfeo. 1-0.
2' Materazzi plays a long ball forward for Vieri. The ball is cleared by the Udinese defence.
1' Vieri and Recoba kick off Inter vs. Udinese. Inter are wearing their traditional black and blue strip, with Udinese in their black and white shirts.
Minute Text commentary
50' Free kick to Inter in the dying seconds. Recoba's shot comes off the wall and Farina blows his whistle. Udinese win 2-1.
49' Superb play by the Nerazzurri. A move involving four players finishes at the feet of Vieri, whose shot is saved by De Sanctis.
46' A Materazzi header hits Crespo, who is immediately surrounded by four Udinese defenders.
45' 5 minutes added on.
39' Iacquinta booked.
38' Pizarro shoots on goal for Udinese, Toldo parries.
37' Toldo beats Iacquinta to a through ball. A crucial save from the Inter custodian.
36' De Sanctis saves a Cordoba header from a Recoba set piece.
35' Bertotto booked by Farina.
32' Sustained pressure from Inter. Recoba provides Crespo with an assist. Corner to Inter. Materazzi fails connect with the ball.
28' Udinese substitution - Bertotto replaces Jancker.
26' De Sanctis makes a good save on the line from a Crespo header.
25' De Sanctis clears twice after a goalmouth scramble. Cordoba booked for a foul.
24' Two Inter substitutions - Morfeo off, Crespo on. Di Biagio off, Almeyda on.
23' A Recoba free kick from the right channel finishes over the bar.
22' Spalletti replaces Muzzi with Iaquinta.
20' Jorgensen misses an incredible chance to put the visitors 3-1 up after failing to connect with a Jancker shot-cum-cross. Crespo is warming up on the touch-line.
16' Recoba strikes a left-footed shot from the distance. The power is there, but the position is too central and De Sanctis saves.
14' Vieri anticpated by De Sanctis to a Di Biagio through ball.
10' Udinese hit Inter on the break. Muzzi's shot takes a cruel deflection off Coco and goes past Toldo and into the net.
9' Inter are piling on the pressure and the atmosphere is deafening.
8' De Sanctis punches clear a corner, Emre hits the post with a fierce low shot from the edge of the box.
7' Morfeo's through ball for Recoba just inside the box is too short.
6' Gemiti booked for an unnecessary foul from behind on Morfeo.
5' Recoba curls a peach of a free kick inches wide of De Sanctis' left-hand post.
4' Udinese kick off the second half.
3' It's 1-1 after the first half at the Meazza.
2' Pizarro assist for Jorgensen, who from a position inside the six-yard box shoots over.
1' Recoba feeds the ball through to Vieri, who calls for a penalty after he is brought down by Sensini. The referee waves play on.
Di Biagio
Average rating 5.75
7 shots on target 5
0 shots off target 0
18 fouls committed 22
12 corners 3
3 offsides 1
34:48 ball possession 23:40
Previous meetings between Spalletti and Inter

In the 5 previous meetings in official matches, Spalletti has registered 2 home wins against Inter. The Nerazzurri have beaten Spalletti-coached sides twice at the San Siro, while the other match finished in a draw.

Previous meetings between Cuper and Udinese

In the 4 previous encounters, Cuper has beaten Udinese once and lost once. The other two matches ended in draws. Both Udinese and Inter scored in all 4 matches.

Previous meetings between Cuper and Spalletti

Inter vs. Udinese is the first meeting between the two coaches.

14 goals for Crespo against Udinese

Hernan Crespo , who has scored 2 goals in the Serie A for Inter so far this season, will find the side he has scored most against in Italy tomorrow night. The Argentine centre-forward has put 14 goals past Udinese.

Record run for Inter if they beat Udinese

22 points from 8 Italian championship matches is a record for Cuper's Inter since three points were awarded for a win (since 1994/95 season). Cuper has equalled Gigi Simoni's record in the 1997/98 season. A victory against Udinese will see Cuper surpass Simoni, whose side drew their 9th match of the 1997/98 season 2-2 in the Milan derby.

Only 4 matches in 42 championship weeks without goals for Cuper's Inter

Inter have hit the target in 21 consecutive Serie A matches, scoring 44 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in the championship was Inter 0-0 Torino on 2 February. In 42 championship rounds with Cuper on the Inter bench, the Milanese side have only failed to score on 4 occasions - against Lazio and Torino at the San Siro and away to Juventus and Roma. All 4 matches finished 0-0.

Udinese haven't scored for 309 minutes

Udinese haven't scored in the championship for 309 minutes, since Pizarro's 51st-minute goal in Udinese 1-0 Reggina on 20 October. Since then, the Friuli-based side haven't scored in the remaining 39 minutes of that match plus those against Juventus, Bologna and AC Milan.

wins(29) draws(11) defeats(10)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 De Sanctis
Zanetti 4 Manfredini
Cordoba 2 Jancker
Materazzi 23 Jorgensen
Coco 77 Muzzi
Conceiçao 7 Kroldrup
Emre 5 Sensini
Di Biagio 14 Martinez
Morfeo 10 Pizarro
Recoba 20 Pieri
Vieri 32 Rossitto


Fontana 12 Renard
Adani 15 Bertotto
Almeyda 25 Warley
Okan 22 Gemiti
Pasquale 26 Caballero
Crespo 9 Muntari
Vivas 31 Iaquinta