Final score

16 November 2002 20:30

28' (2nd half) Batistuta
13' (2nd half) Montella
43' (2nd half) Okan
12' (2nd half) Morfeo
Referee: Salvatore Racalbuto / Linesmen: Stevanato, Farneti / Fourth official: Strocchia
Minute Text commentary
45' 3 minutes added on at the end of the first half.
39' Guigou is booked for a two-footed challenge on Okan.
35' Cafu strikes from the left of the Inter area. Toldo blocks.
30' Roma substitution - Delvecchio is replaced by Guigou.
25' Danger in the Inter box. Toldo is forced to come off his line and punch clear a cross from the right.
23' Aldair makes a pass forward to Emerson, who from the edge of the Inter box sends a strong, high shot just wide of the post.
20' Inter substitution - Birthday boy Cuper brings on Cannavaro for an injured Materazzi.
15' Vieri crosses for Crespo, who doesn't get his timing right and fails to shoot on goal.
12' Okan booked for fouling Lima.
9' Cassano breaks for Roma and thunders in a 20-metre shot that finishes just wide.
7' Montella gets past the Inter defence, then bluffs Toldo, but shoots wide.
3' Crespo combines with Okan. The Turkish international sends in a fierce shot, but it's too central and Antonioli saves.
2' Montella elbows Cordoba, who remains on the ground. Fortunately, there's no serious damage to the Inter defender, who gets up again.
1' Here we go again with another live. Referee Racalbuto gets Roma vs. Inter underway. The players came onto the pitch wearing UNICEF T-shirts.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Roma 2-2 Inter. Cuper's troops earn a point in the capital thanks to Okan's late equaliser.
45' 3 minutes of injury time added on. COME ON!!!
45' Another caution for the Nerazzurri - substitute Pasquale is shown a yellow card.
43' GOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Right on time, Okan brings the sides level. The Turkish international heads home an Emre corner.
28' Roma take the lead. Batistuta meets a Guigou cross then anticipates Cordoba and Cannavaro before striking past a blameless Toldo.
24' Cuper makes another change - Pasquale on for Coco.
20' Capello brings on Batistuta for Cassano.
13' Montella equalises for Roma. 1-1 at the Olimpico.
12' GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!! Morfeo dribbles his way through the whole Roma defence and beats Antonioli with his final touch.
7' Another yellow card... This time Cannavaro goes into the referee's book.
6' Racalbuto shows Aldair a yellow card for an obstruction on Emre.
5' Inter begin the second half with Emre on for Di Biagio.
4' We're underway in the second half. FORZA INTER!!!
3' Half time. 0-0 at the Olimpico between Roma and Inter.
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.15
5 shots on target 4
9 shots off target 3
0 fouls committed 0
4 corners 3
4 offsides 1
00 ball possession 00
Previous meetings between Capello and Cuper

The two coaches have met twice so far in official matches.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Roma-Inter 0-0 1-3

Previous meetings between Cuper and Roma

Hector Cuper has faced the Giallorossi on two occasions.

In detail:
2001/02 Serie A Inter-Roma 3-1 0-0

Previous meetings between Capello and Inter

In 25 previous meetings between Fabio Capello and Inter sides, the current Roma coach has registered 6 wins, 10 draws and 9 defeats.

In detail:

1986/87 Mundialito AC Milan-Inter 0-0 ----
1991/92 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 1-1
1992/93 Coppa Italia AC Milan-Inter 0-0 3-0
1992/93 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-1 1-1
1993/94 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 2-1 2-1
1994/95 Coppa Italia AC Milan-Inter 1-2 1-2
1994/95 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-1 1-3
1995/96 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-1 1-1
1997/98 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-3 2-2
1997/98 Coppa Italia AC Milan-Inter 5-0 0-1
1999/00 Serie A Roma-Inter 0-0 1-2
2000/01 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-2 0-2
2001/02 Serie A Roma-Inter 0-0 1-3

Happy birthday, coach!

Hector Raul Cuper celebrates his 47th birthday on Saturday. The Argentine coach was born on 16 November 1955 in Chabas, a small town in the province of Santa Fé in Argentina.

Recoba on target in second half of each away match this season

Alvaro Recoba has scored in the second half of each of Inter's away matches in the Serie A this season. The Uruguayan striker's victims so far have been Reggina, Piacenza, Como and Empoli .

Inter on target in 22 consecutive league matches

The Nerazzurri have scored in each of their last 22 championship matches, netting 45 goals. Inter 0-0 Torino on 2 February 2002 was the last time Inter failed to score in a Serie A match. Away from home, Cuper's side have hit the target in 16 consecutive games, scoring a total of 37 goals in the last 12 away matches of last season and the first 4 of the current campaign. Roma 0-0 Inter on 17 November 2001 was the last match in which the Nerazzurri failed to score on the road.

Roma have scored and conceded goals in each match so far this season

Fabio Capello's side have scored and let in goals in each of the first 9 matches of the 2002/03 Serie A season. The last time Roma kept a clean sheet in the championship was Torino 0-1 Roma on 5 May 2002, the last matchday of the previous season, while the last time they failed to score was in AC Milan 0-0 Roma on 21 April 2002.

100th appearance for Vieri in an Inter shirt

If fielded against Roma, Christian Vieri will make his 100th appearance in official matches for Inter. The striker made his official debut for the Nerazzurri in Inter's 3-0 at home to Verona in the Serie A on 29 August 1999, and scored a hat-trick. So far, Bobo-gol has made 78 appearances for Inter in the Serie A , 6 in the Coppa Italia, 14 in European cup competitions and 1 in the Champions League play-off in 1999/00.

Montella chasing 100th Serie A goal

Vincenzo Montella is one away from his 100th goal in the Serie A . The Roma striker scored his first goals in the Italian top flight on 21 September 1996 in Roma 1-4 Sampdoria (when he played for the Genoan side). Should he score against Inter on Saturday, Montella will join an exclusive club of players (still playing) who have scored over 100 goals in the Serie A - R. Baggio (186), Batistuta (181), Signori (171), Chiesa (106), Crespo (103), F. Inzaghi (100)

Totti always on target at home this season

Francesco Totti has scored in each home match at the Olimpico in the start to the season. The Roma captain has scored against Modena, Udinese (2), Perugia and Como.

wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)

starting lineups

Antonioli 1 Toldo
Zebina 4 Zanetti
Samuel 2 Cordoba
Aldair 23 Materazzi
Cafu 77 Coco
Emerson 22 Okan
Panucci 14 Di Biagio
Cassano 25 Almeyda
Lima 10 Morfeo
Montella 32 Vieri
Delvecchio 9 Crespo


Pelizzoli 27 Moreau
Cufrè 13 Cannavaro
Guardiola 20 Recoba
Guigou 5 Emre
Bombardini 26 Pasquale
De Rossi 31 Vivas
Batistuta 24 Gamarra