Final score

23 November 2002 20:30

AC Milan
12' Serginho
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta / Linesmen: Puglisi, Ivaldi / Fourth official: Titomanlio
Minute Text commentary
45' Serginho goes close for AC Milan with a chip from the edge of the Inter box that beats Toldo and finishes inches over the bar.
45' 1 minute added on.
43' Morfeo crosses for Vieri, but the ball goes out of play. Goal kick to AC Milan.
39' Cordoba is cautioned for a foul on Rivaldo.
38' Javier Zanetti is warming up on the touchline.
37' Di Biagio picks up the ball in a goalmouth scramble and shoots wide of Dida's left-hand post.
36' Inzaghi booked for fouling Coco.
27' Panic in the Inter box. From close range, Serginho fails to connect with a cross which would have surely gone in.
25' Coco clears from the resulting free kick, taken by Pirlo.
23' Rivaldo falls to the ground after a challenge with Di Biagio. The Inter midfielder is cautioned by Paparesta.
20' A superb move by Inter finishes with Morfeo crossing in from the left for El Chino, whose header is saved by Dida.
17' Farinos plays a long ball forward for Conceiçao, who is anticipated by Dida in the AC Milan area.
15' Cordoba misses a good chance to bring the sides level, heading wide from a Recoba corner.
12' 1-0 to AC Milan. Rivaldo plays a defence-splitting ball to Serginho, who bluffs Toldo and shoots into an open goal.
8' Morfeo crosses in from the left. Bobo connects with his head, but his effort is off-target.
7' Pirlo plays through for Inzaghi. Toldo reads the situation perfectly and collects the ball.
6' Rivaldo shoots way over Toldo's bar.
5' Seedorf leaves three Nerazzurri for dead but slips before making a weak final shot.Cannavaro clears.
4' Conceiçao crosses over to Bobo Vieri at the far post. The captain rises above two Rossoneri defenders to head the ball down, but Dida saves.
3' Toldo plucks the ball out of the air from a Seedorf cross.
2' Pirlo plays a ball through for Inzaghi, but it's too long. Goal kick to Inter.
1' Inter kick off tonight's Madonnina derby against AC Milan. Bobo Vieri is captain for Inter tonight.
1' Inter kick off tonight's Madonnina derby against AC Milan.
Minute Text commentary
49' End of part two. AC Milan beat Inter 1-0.
46' Toldo makes an inspirational save from Kaladze.
45' 4 minutes added on.
41' Bobo heads a Morfeo cross into the sky instead of letting Recoba (who is in a better position) try.
38' Coco combines with Vieri down the left channel. Bobo's cross into the middle is blocked Maldini, who anticipates Kallon.
37' Shevchenko misses a good chance to double AC Milan's lead, shooting inches wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
36' Cuper replies, sending on Kallon in place of Farinos.
35' Ancelotti makes his third substitution - Chamot on for Serginho.
33' Shevchenko puts the ball into the back of the Inter net, but Paparesta has already blown his whistle for a foul by the Ukrainian on Cannavaro.
31' Cannavaro shows what defending is all about by elegantly dispossessing Shevchenko in the Inter area.
29' Inter substitution - Okan Buruk on for Conceiçao
28' INCREDIBLE! Bobo misses from two yards out, sending the ball over after connecting with a Recoba free kick.
26' Serginho booked for holding back Javier Zanetti.
25' Recoba wastes a cross into the middle of the area for Vieri.
24' Recoba floats a free kick into the AC Milan area. Incredibly, no Inter player manages to connect with the ball.
23' Toldo beats substitute Sheva to a Serginho cross into the box.
22' AC Milan substitution - Shevchenko on for F. Inzaghi.
21' After receiving a pass from Morfeo, Bobo Vieri takes on four AC Milan players and approaches the Rossoneri area but is eventually stopped by Maldini.
19' AC Milan substitution - Ambrosini comes on for Pirlo.
17' Morfeo heads back a Conceiçao cross. Cleared by the Rossoneri.
12' Kallon, Okan and Pasquale are warming up on the touchline.
11' Dida comes off his line to prevent Conceiçao from making a shot from the right of the box.
9' Di Biagio and Maldini fall to the ground in the AC Milan box after a clash of heads in an aerial duel. No serious damage to either player.
8' Coco falls to the ground after a tackle from Gattuso. No foul given by Paparesta. Inter doctor Combi aids Coco.
7' Coco plays a one-two with Morfeo and storms down the left. Maldini beats Vieri to Coco's cross.
6' A Seedorf shot from the edge of the Inter area takes a deflection. At full stretch, Toldo makes a good save.
5' Inter create danger in the AC Milan box. Vieri and Recoba anticpated by Maldini.
4' Serginho sends a left-footed shot over the bar from a position inside the area
3' Recoba receives from Di Biagio and unleashes a low, left-footed 20-yard shot which finishes just wide of Dida's left-hand post.
2' The Rossoneri get the second half underway.
2' Javier Zanetti comes on for Vivas at the start of the second half.
1' End of part one.
Di Biagio
Average rating 5.87
5 shots on target 3
3 shots off target 4
21 fouls committed 22
0 corners 6
1 offsides 3
24:34 ball possession 29:16
Previous meetings between Cuper and AC Milan

The two previous meetings between the Argentine coach and AC Milan are relative to last season.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 2-4 1-0

Previous meetings between Ancelotti and Inter

Ancelotti has registered 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats from the 10 matches played against Inter sides. When Ancelotti has faced Inter at home, there has never been a draw (5 wins for the current AC Milan coach and 1 defeat).

In detail:

1996/97 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 1-3
1997/98 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter ---- 0-0
1999/00 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1
2000/01 Serie A Juventus-Inter 3-1 2-2
2001/02 Serie A Milan-Inter 0-1 ----

Previous meetings between Ancelotti and Cuper

The only previous meeting between the two coaches in official matches was last season. Vieri scored in the winner in Cuper's Inter's 1-0 victory 'away' to AC Milan.

If defeated, Inter will equal negative series of last season

Inter haven't won for two league matches. After the 1-2 defeat at home to Udinese, the Nerazzurri drew 2-2 away to Roma last weekend. Should they not win against AC Milan, Cuper's Inter side will equal the negative series of results in the Serie A (three matches without a win) which happened twice last season - from the sixth to the eighth week (1-1 in Udine, a 2-4 home defeat in the derby and a 0-0 draw away to Juventus), and from the twentieth to the twenty-second week (1-1 away to Venezia, 0-0 at home to Torino and a 1-2 defeat against Bologna).

Toldo's Inzaghi nightmare

Of the 477 goals conceded in official matches, 9 of them have been scored by Pippo Inzaghi. The AC Milan striker was joined on top of the 'anti-Toldo' list by Roma striker Montella last week.

Inzaghi has scored against Toldo in the following matches:

Leffe-Ravenna (Serie C1 1992/93) - 1 goal
Atalanta-Fiorentina (Serie A 1996/97) - 2 goals
Juventus-Fiorentina (Serie A 1997/98) - 1 goal
Fiorentina-Juventus (Coppa Italia 1997/98) 1 goal
Juventus-Fiorentina (Serie A 1998/99) - 1 goal
Juventus-Fiorentina (Serie A 2000/01) - 2 goals
Inter-AC Milan (Serie A 2001/02) - 1 goal

AC Milan Di Biagio's favourite target

Inter midfielder Gigi Di Biagio has scored more goals against AC Milan and Inter than any other club. 10 of Di Biagio's 56 goals in official matches are divided equally between the two Milanese teams.

Di Biagio's goals against AC Milan:

Foggia-AC Milan 1994/95 - 1 goal
Roma-AC Milan 1997/98 - 2 goals
,AC Milan-Inter 1999/00 - 1 goal
AC Milan-Inter 2000/01 - 1 goal
All 5 goals have been scored in the Serie A. ,

Inter on target in last 23 league matches

Inter have scored in 23 consecutive Serie A matches, totalling 47 goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a league match was Inter 0-0 Torino on 2 February 2002. Away from home, Cuper's side have hit the target in 17 consecutive games, scoring a total of 39 goals in the last twelve away matches of last season and the first five 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.

Pirlo looking to break personal scoring record

Andrea Pirlo's brace last Sunday has brought his personal tally for the season to 6 goals, and has equalled his scoring record in a single season, set in 1999/00 with Reggina.

AC Milan awarded 8 penalties this season, none against for 17 Serie A weeks

AC Milan still haven't had a penalty given against them this season, while they have been awarded 8 spot kicks. The last time a penalty was given against the Rossoneri in the Serie A was on 17 March 2002 in AC Milan 2-1 Torino (Ferrante converted the penalty for the Granata). Since then, 7 weeks of the previous season have passed, plus the first 10 of the current campaign.

Shevchenko danger for Inter

Ukrainian striker Shevchenko has scored more against Inter than any other side since he joined AC Milan - a total of 9 goals between Serie A and Coppa Italia matches.

Maldini set to make derby history

If he plays against Inter, Paolo Maldini will make his 42nd appearance in a Milan derby and will equal Gianni Rivera's record for an AC Milan player. The absolute record of Madonnina derby appearances belongs to Beppe Bergomi, who in his distinguished career with Inter played 44 derbies.

Derby blues for AC Milan at 'home'

AC Milan haven't won a 'home' derby in the Serie A since 20 March 1994, when they beat the Nerazzurri thanks to an own goal by Bergomi and an effort by Massaro (Schillaci equalised for Inter during the match). Since then, Inter have won 4 of the 8 matches 'away' to AC Milan, with the other 4 finishing in draws.

wins(38) draws(28) defeats(33)

starting lineups

Dida 1 Toldo
Maldini 2 Cordoba
Kaladze 7 Conceiçao
Gattuso 8 Farinos
Inzaghi 10 Morfeo
Rivaldo 14 Di Biagio
Simic 13 Cannavaro
Costacurta 20 Recoba
Seedorf 31 Vivas
Pirlo 32 Vieri
Serginho 77 Coco


Abbiati 12 Fontana
Helveg 3 Kallon
Shevchenko 4 Zanetti
Tomasson 21 Beati
Chamot 22 Okan
Ambrosini 24 Gamarra
Brocchi 26 Pasquale