Final score

19 December 2002 21:00

12' (2nd half) Conceiçao
49' (2nd half) Spinesi
14' (2nd half) Gamarra o.g.
referee Stefano Cassarà / linesmen Biasutto, Conzutti / 4th man Morganti
Minutes Text commentary
45' 4 minutes added on.
40' Incredibly, the referee waves play on after Javier Zanetti is chopped down. The Inter captain is subsequently booked for protesting, and that decision doesn’t go down too well with the fans as whistles ring around the Meazza.
34' Cordoba puts Cristiano Zanetti through, but The Hammer's shot finishes over. It’s a cliché, but this game is badly in need of a goal. Incidentally, the winner of this match will meet Lazio, who beat Empoli earlier today, in the quarter-finals.
33' Guly makes a diagonal shot on goal from 20 yards. Battistini saves.
32' Recoba curls in a corner from the right wing. Gamarra tries with an overhead kick but is intercepted by an opponent.
24' Fair play. Cristiano boots the ball out of play after Candrina remains on the ground following a challenge by Conceicao. There are a few players in the wars tonight... Candrina is stretchered off before coming back on again.
22' Inter substitution - Recoba on for the injured Kallon.
21' Valdes dribbles Zanetti down the right and advances into the Inter penalty area. His fierce right-footed shot is well saved by Toldo.
17' Kallon is stretchered off by the Inter medical staff.
16' Kallon requires medical attention after making contact with one of the hooks in the net. It looks like a serious injury.
15' Ooooh! Battistini makes a providential makes a crucial intervention to stop Guly's cross-cum-shot from going in the net. Kallon and Conceicao follow up but don't manage to direct the ball home.
13' Free kick to Inter on the right. Conceicao curls in right-footed, Cordoba gets up to head the ball, but it goes out for a goal kick.
12' A free kick 25 yards out is given against Inter after Farinos brings down an opponent. D’Agostino’s set piece ricochets off the Inter wall.
9' At the other end, D’Agostino crosses in from the right, but Cordoba is at the near post to head round for a corner.
7' Farinos shoots from the distance. No problem for Battistini.
6' Bari close to an opening goal through Anaclerio. Inter clear off the line after an initial save by Toldo.
5' Anaclerio heads on goal for Bari. Cordoba controls and kicks the ball out for a corner.
3' Cristiano Zanetti strikes from the edge of the box. It’s straight at the keeper.
2' One-two between Zanetti and Conceicao down the right. Tackle, corner.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter vs. Bari. The visitors kick off. And it's not the warmest of evenings in Milan...
Minutes Text commentary
50' Full time. Bari win 2-1 and progress to the quarter-finals with an aggregate score of 3-1. Inter are out of the Coppa Italia.
49' Jonathan Spinesi rounds off a miserable evening for Inter with Bari’s second. The Bari striker prods the ball home with an outstretched right foot after Toldo mis-times his save from a left wing cross.
46' Oba Martins receives inside the Bari area and plays the ball back to Guly, who on the edge of the box strikes first time, sending the ball into the Curva Nord.
44' 4 minutes added on at the end of the second half.
41' Cuper replaces Conceicao with Napolitano. The Portuguese midfielder requested the substitution due to a slight injury.
36' Nerazzurri close to taking the lead. Guly’s low, right-footed shot from the edge of the box goes agonisingly wide of Battistini’s left-hand post.
35' Bari substitution - La Fortezza is replaced by Markic.
34' Oba Martins meets a Recoba free kick in from the right, but heads in the wrong direction. Ten out of ten for his jumping ability though.
27' Battistini punches clear a Recoba free kick on the right by-line after Candrina chops down Conceicao in full flight.
21' Double Bari substitution - Collauto and Spinesi on for Anaclerio and Valdes.
20' El Chino picks up a ball to the edge of the box by Guly, then outclasses two opponents, but Battistini comes off his line to neutralise the danger.
18' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out after Anaclerio handles the ball. Recoba takes, and the ball rolls through the Bari defence and into the hands of Battistini.
16' Inter substitution – Nicola Beati on for Farinos.
15' Innocenti puts the ball behind for an Inter corner after pressure by El Chino.
14' Own goal. Gamarra turns a shot by Bellavista into the Inter net. There’s a bit of work to do now.
13' Beautiful back-heel by Martins, who frees Conceicao.
12' GOOOAAAAALLL! From close range, Conceicao heads home a trademark Recoba free kick curled in from the right.
10' Recoba’s free kick from a central position 30 yards out is headed straight at Battistini by Farinos.
9' Bari number 8 La Fortezza is booked by Cassara’ for an ugly challenge on Cristiano 'The Hammer' Zanetti.
8' Oooooh! A Recoba free kick 20 yards out on the right goes inches over the far post.
7' More danger for Bari. De Rosa eventually clears, impeding Recoba and Martins from making a shot.
6' Oba Martins latches onto a through ball and shoots across the face of the goal from a position inside the Bari box.
5' Inter get the second half underway. To update you on Kallon’s injury, it’s nothing too serious, as was previously feared. He’s just sustained a couple of cuts to his right cheek after making contact with a hook in the net.
4' It’s 0-0 at the end of the first half. Time for a steaming hot cup of caffe latte to get the hands warm again. See you after the break. In the meantime, why not send an Xmas E-card? Here’s the link:
Average rating 5.3
5 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 1
12 fouls committed 24
9 corners 3
0 offsides 2
29:21 ball possession 22:46
Previous meetings between Perotti and Inter

Thursday's match is the fourth meeting in official matches between Attilio Perotti and Inter sides.

In detail:

2000/01 Serie A Verona-Inter 2-2 0-2
2002/03 C. Italia Bari-Inter 1-0 ----

Previous meetings between Cuper and Bari

The 2002/03 Coppa Italia round of sixteen second leg is the second meeting between Cuper and Bari in official matches.

In detail:

2002/03 C. Italia Bari-Inter ---- 1-0

Previous meetings between Cuper and Perotti

Thursday evening's Coppa Italia round of sixteen second leg is the second meeting between the two coaches in official matches. The first match was the first leg played in Apulia two weeks ago.

In detail:

2002/03 C. Italia Bari-Inter 1-0 ----

Spinesi eyes scoring record for Bari in Coppa Italia

Jonathan Spinesi has already scored 4 goals for Bari in the Coppa Italia - 3 this season and 1 in last year's edition of the domestic cup competition. The Bari striker is now chasing Mujesan's record of 7 goals (between 1967 and 1971) for the club in the Coppa Italia.

Inter always knocked out of Coppa Italia after losing first leg 1-0

Inter have been eliminated from the Coppa Italia on the previous two occasions they have lost a first leg 1-0. In the quarter-finals of the 1991/92 edition of the cup, the Nerazzurri lost 1-0 away to Juve and were then beaten 2-1 in the return leg in Milan, while in 1993/94 they drew 1-1 in the quarter-final second leg against Sampdoria after losing the first match 1-0.

No cup defeat for Inter by Serie B side since 1986/87

Should Inter be knocked out of the Coppa Italia by Bari, it will be the first time the Nerazzurri have been eliminated from the domestic cup competition by a Serie B side for 16 seasons. In 1986/87, the Milanese side were beaten over two legs by Cremonese. The Grigiorossi won the second leg on penalties after two 1-1 draws.

Just 1 victory for Inter from last 10 cup matches, no home win since 1999

Inter haven't won in their last 5 domestic cup competition matches, registering 2 draws and 3 defeats. The Nerazzurri's last victory in the Coppa Italia was a 3-1 win away to Lecce on 24 September 2000. Before that success in Apulia, the Nerazzurri had registered 2 draws and 2 defeats in the cup, meaning Inter have won just once in their last 10 Coppa Italia matches. The last time Inter won at home in the cup was on 30 November 1999 (Inter 2-1 Bologna). Since then, the Nerazzurri have drawn 5 and lost 1 of their last 6 cup matches played at the San Siro.

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(2)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Battistini
Zanetti 4 Candrina
Cordoba 2 De Rosa
Gamarra 24 La Fortezza
Pasquale 26 Cordova
Conceiçao 7 D'Agostino
Farinos 8 Anaclerio
Zanetti 6 Innocenti
Guglielminpietro 11 Bellavista
Martins 30 Valdes
Kallon 3 Doudou


Rossi Chauvenet Spadavecchia
Recoba 20 Collauto
Beati 21 Pizzinat
Franchini Mora
Napolitano Markic
Ferraro Spinesi