Final score

4 December 2002 21:00

25' D'Agostino
referee Marco Gabriele / linesmen Di Mauro, Ambrosino / 4th man Tombolini
Minutes Text commentary
45' 1min. added on
44' Off of three corners Inter were able to clear the area
41' Beati plays a superb ball through to Martins, who couldn't control
39' Battistini punches away a cross from the left.
38' Chukwu booked for fouling Guly
34' At 34 min. 6 fouls called aside
32' Martins applies the pressure on Doudou and almost intercepts the ball
29' Corner for Inter, Gamarra's header is wide
28' Long distance shot by Franchini, just wide from Battistini right- hand side
25' Goal. Callauto crosses into the middle Inter box, D'Agostino beats Inter custodian from inside the box. Bari 1 Inter 0
24' Gamarra, close marking on Palmieri
23' Gamarra steps in to clear danger in the Inter box
20' Rebecchi takes the ball to the by-line, then crosses into the middle of the area for Kallon, who fails to connect, then Beati collects outside the of box and shoots high.
18' Fontana once again comes up with a crucial save from a long distance shot by D'Agostino.
17' De Rosa forces Fontana to make a good save with a header from the corner.
16' Corner for Bari
15' Gammara makes a crucial intervention for the Nerazzurri, preventing Palmieri from going in on goal
10' Palmieri hits the post on Fontana's right-hand side
9' De Rosa plays a superb ball through to Martins, who controls, but is then dispossessed by Battistini
6' Tonight's formation 4-4-2, youth teamers are playing well
5' Rebecchi takes the ball to the by-line, then crosses into the middle of the area for Martins, who fails to connect
3' Martins sent through and earns a corner kick
2' Kallon gives a through ball to Martins, Battistini anticipates
1' Bari kick off tonight's Coppia Italia at San Nicola against Inter
Minutes Text commentary
50' End of part two. Bari wins Bari 1 Inter 0
49' Precision pass for Spinesi who fails to contol the ball in front of Fontana
45' Bari on the counter-attack
45' 5 minutes added on
43' Another dangerous set piece from Cordova, deflects off the Inter wall and Fontana saves
38' Martins connects off the corner, Battistini collects
37' Martins flies down the by-line, and earns a corner
36' A wet pitch causes problems also for tonight's referee Gabriele
34' Inter changes formation to a 3-4-1-2 Kallon and Martins up front and Altobelli behind the strikers
33' Inter substitution - Altobelli on for Rebecchi
31' Rebecchi on the by-line, goes by a defender, crosses into the middle, no Nerazzurri insight
27' Bari substitution - Pizzinat on for Bellavista
26' Fontana comes off his line to collect a through ball for Pizzinat
25' Battistini intercepts everyone and collects Farinos's free-kick
24' Poor passing from both sides in the middle of the pitch
21' Bari Substitution - Cordova on for D'Agostino
20' Nerazzurri have ball possession
18' Movement from Inter's bench, Altobelli ready to come on the pitch
18' Napolitano takes the ball to the by-line, then crosses into the middle of the area for Kallon, header finishes wide
17' D'Agostino forces Fontana to make a good save with a header
16' Napolitano booked for fouling Palmieri from behind
15' Rebecchi strikes a 25-yard, but finishes way wide
14' Inter substitution - Napolitano on for Guly
13' Long distance shot from Farinos, weak and Battistini collects
11' Corner kick for Bari, Doudou's header is just wide from Fontana's right-hand post
7' Collauto crosses to Palmieri, who connects and his header is inches wide
6' Bari substitution - Spinesi on for Chukwu
5' Collauto takes the ball to the by-line, then crosses into the middle of the area for Palmieri, Fontana collects
4' Movement on the by-line, Napolitano warming-up for Inter
3' Second half underway
2' At the half: Bari 1 Inter 0
1' Off a dangerous set piece from the edge of the box, Bari-wall blocks, Kallon on the rebound misses on Battistin's short side
Pinto Fraga
Average rating 6.49
4 shots on target 2
3 shots off target 3
18 fouls committed 15
6 corners 4
3 offsides 1
00 ball possession 00
No victory for four matches in Coppa Italia

Inter are back in Coppa Italia action this week after a premature exit at the hands of Udinese last season. The Nerazzurri haven't won in 4 cup matches (2 draws and 2 defeats). The last time they won in the domestic cup competition was Lecce 1-3 Inter on 24 September 2000. That success in Apulia was preceded by 4 other negative results in the cup (2 draws and 2 defeats), meaning the Nerazzurri have won just 1 cup encounter in their last 9 matches.

No cup success for Inter since 1982

It's been 20 years since Inter last won the Coppa Italia, when they beat Torino 1-0 in Milan then drew 1-1 in the return leg at the San Siro. From 1982 until the present date, Inter have reached the final on just one occasion - in 1999/00 when they were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Lazio.

Spinesi in sight of scoring record for Bari in cup

Jonathan Spinesi has already scored 4 goals in the Coppa Italia for Bari, 3 in the current edition of the tournament and 1 last season. The forward is within striking distance of Mujesan's scoring record of 7 goals for the Bari in the Coppa Italia (between 1967 and 1971).

Perotti unbeaten at home in cup since 1993

In 38 Coppa Italia matches, Perotti has managed 17 victories, 9 draws and 12 defeats. He hasn't lost a home match since 22 August 1993 (Fidelis Andria 0-2 Pisa), registering 9 wins and 4 draws.

No victory for Bari in official matches since 5 October

Bari haven't won for 10 official matches (8 draws and 2 defeats). The last victory for the Apulian side was on 5 October (Cosenza 0-2 Bari) in the championship. At home, Bari haven't won in 7 matches (5 draws and 2 defeats). Their last success was a 4-1 win against Udinese on 25 September.

wins(0) draws(0) defeats(1)
BARI - Bari will defend a 1-0 lead in the second leg of the Coppa Italia round of sixteen tie against Inter at the San Siro in two week's time after beating Hector Cuper's side 1-0 here tonight.

The home side took the lead in the 25th minute through D'Agostino, who from a right-wing corner powered a header past Fontana at the near post, then held onto their lead for the remainder of the match despite a spirited performance from a Nerazzzurri side which included five youth team players in the starting line-up.

Match details:

BARI 1-0 INTER (ht: 1-0)

Scorers:: D'Agostino 25'

BARI (3-5-2): Battistini; Doudou, De Rosa, Ingrosso; Collauto, Pizzinat (Bellavista 72'), La Fortezza, D'Agostino (Cordova 67'), Mora; Chukwu (Spinesi 52'), Palmieri
Substitutes (not used): Gillet, Innocenti, Ayala, Said
Coach: Perotti

INTER (4-4-2): Fontana; Fraga, Gamarra, Franchini, Potenza; Guly (Napolitano 59'), Beati, Farinos, Rebecchi (Altobelli 78'); Kallon, Martins
Substitutes (not used): Moreau, Cordoba, Pasquale
Coach: Cuper

Referee: Gabriele

Spectators: 10,000

Yellow cards: Chukwu, Napolitano

starting lineups

Battistini 12 Fontana
Ingrosso Pinto Fraga
De Rosa 24 Gamarra
Collauto Franchini
La Fortezza 11 Guglielminpietro
D'Agostino 21 Beati
Pizzinat 8 Farinos
Mora 30 Martins
Chukwu 3 Kallon
Doudou 27 Moreau
Palmieri 2 Cordoba


Gillette 26 Pasquale
Cordova 35 Altobelli
Innocenti Napolitano