Final score

12 January 2003 20:30

22' Crespo
6' Recoba
Referee: Marco Gabriele / Linesmen: Stagnoli, Baglioni / Fourth official: Lion
Minute Text commentary
45' Jimmy Fontana makes a superb save to deny Modena a way back into the game. Three minutes are added on at the end of the first half.
44' Coco (who's having a great game) plays a fantastic ball into the Modena box. Ballotta beats Kallon to the ball.
44' Morfeo booked for a foul on Campedelli.
43' Conceicao crosses into the Modena box, Campedelli clears.
41' The Nerazzurri are putting on a fine display of ball possession tonight.
40' Cannavaro elegantly neutralises danger from Fabbrini. Corner to the visitors.
38' Jimmy Fontana comes off his line to make a save from Kamara, but it doesn't matter - the offside flag goes up.
35' Inside the Modena box, Recoba hits a Conceicao right-wing cross first time, but his effort is blocked by Colucci.
33' Kallon attempts to connect with an Emre pass from the left. Ballotta beats the Sierra Leonian to the ball.
31' Inter substitution - Kallon comes on for Crespo after the Argentine is stretchered off.
28' Crespo falls awkwardly in the Modena penalty area in his attempt to latch onto a pass from Recoba. The Argentine requires treatment from the medical staff.
26' Morfeo picks out Coco on the left. The Italian international dribbles an opponents and is then brought to the left of the Modena box. Free kick to Inter and a booking for Campedelli.
23' Coco literally flies down the left and crosses into the Modena box. Ballotta beats the Nerazzurri to the ball.
22' 2-0!!!!! Crespo heads a return pass from Conceicao in at the near post.
20' From 30 yards out, Recoba balloons a left-footed free kick into the Curva Sud.
17' Albino's set piece goes sky high.
16' Free kick to Modena in a central position five yards outside the Inter box after Kamara is brought down by Cannavaro.
11' Mayer receives attention from the medical staff after a challenge from Crespo.
10' Ooohhh! A Recoba free kick from outside the area finds Crespo, but the Argentine’s acrobatic effort goes inches wide.
8' Coco heads a Recoba left wing corner just wide.
7' Recoba on the attack again. After good work by Emre and Morfeo, the Uruguayan takes the ball into the Modena box, but is dispossessed.
6' 1-0 to us!!!!!! Recoba takes on Pavan down the middle then unleashes a 20-yard shot which goes through a defender’s legs and in past Ballotta.
4' Nerazzurri on the break with Emre and Morfeo. The Inter number 10 is anticipated as soon as he ventures into the Modena box.
3' The Nerazzurri win their first corner of the match. Modena clear.
2' Conceicao’s free kick from the left channel is blocked by a Modena defender. Goal kick to the Emilians.
1' The visitors get the proceedings underway.
1' Welcome to the San Siro for tonight’s Serie A Week 16 clash between Inter and Modena.
Minute Text commentary
49' That's it. Not much of a second half, but 2-0 to Inter and 3 more precious points.
48' Morfeo strikes a free kick over the bar after being fouled on the edge of the Modena box.
47' Kallon commits a foul in the Modena box after a superb cross in by Coco.
45' Four minutes of injury time added on.
44' Modena substitution – Scoponi on for Albino.
43' Cristiano Zanetti is applauded by the San Siro for some dogged defending. Fontana catches a cross in from Campedelli.
41' Milanetto is booked for a harsh challenge on Emre.
39' On the turn, Guly thunders in a shot with his left foot. Wide.
37' Modena substitution - Mauri on for Colucci.
36' Emre sends a 25-yard free kick over Ballotta's bar.
35' A right-footed shot from Guly finishes wide.
32' Inter substitution - Guly replaces Conceicao.
31' Conceicao requires meidcal attention to his left foot after Mayer stamps on it during a challenge.
30' Conceicao takes on two men down the right then sends a cross over to the far post. Unfortunately for Inter, there’s no-one there.
28' Fabbrini plays through to Pasino, but Fontana collects.
27' Ballotta makes a save from Mayer, who heads back towards his own goal.
26' Another shot from Albino. It's closer this time, but still not close enough. The Modena player's shot finishes just over Fontana's bar.
25' Modena substitution – Kamara off, Pasino on.
24' Emre plays a long ball forward for Kallon. Ballotta collects.
18' The Nerazzurri are denied a penalty by Gabriele after Ballotta collides with Kallon.
16' Albino tries from the distance, but the weak shot finishes well wide.
15' Inter substitution – Cuper brings on Cristiano Zanetti for Recoba.
12' On the edge of the Modena box, Kallon plays the ball back to Recoba, who severely tests Ballotta with a left-footed strike.
11' Ponzo tries from the distance with a right-footed shot. Jimmy Fontana makes an easy save.
10' Kallon is shown a yellow card for two-footed challenge on Mayer.
8' Cannavaro heads clear after Modena play a ball in for Fabbrini.
7' From close-range, Kamara shoots with the outside of his right foot. Goal kick to Inter.
6' Guly is warming up on the touchline.
5' From a central position inside the Modena box, Morfeo strikes a right-wing cross from Conceicao straight at Ballotta.
4' Kallon and Recoba kick off the second half.
3' Half time. 2-0 to us after 45 minutes.
2' Coco clashes with Campedelli. Both players fall to the ground, but there's no serious damage done to either of them.
Average rating 7.3
4 shots on target 1
4 shots off target 1
19 fouls committed 20
2 corners 3
0 offsides 4
35:51 ball possession 23:57
Inter vs. Modena - former players

Adani (48 appearances and 1 goal in official matches for Modena from 1991/92 to1993/94)

Ballotta (11 appearances and 0 goals in official matches for Inter in 2000/01)

Previous meetings: Cuper vs. Modena and Di Biasi vs. Inter

Sunday evening's Serie A clash is the first official meeting in both cases.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: No-one
Cautioned: Pasquale

Disqualified: Balestri, Cevoli
Cautioned: Kamara, Pavan, Ponzo

Inter win when Di Biagio or Recoba score

Gigi Di Biagio and Alvaro Recoba are the two lucky charms for Inter this season - the Nerazzurri have always won each time either player has scored. The Italian international midfielder has netted on 6 occasions in the 2002/03 season - 3 in Europe and 3 in the Serie A. Gladiator's goals have come against Sporting Lisbon, Bayer Leverkusen, Piacenza and Parma. El Chino, meanwhile, has scored 8 goals in 8 matches - 5 in various stadiums around Italy and 3 in the Champions League. Recoba 's goals have come against Sporting Lisbon, Rosenborg, Newcastle, Reggina, Piacenza, Como, Empoli and Parma.

11 players on target for Nerazzurri so far in 2002/03 season

A total of 11 Inter players have scored in the 2002/03 domestic campaign so far. As well as Kallon , the last player to score for Inter in the league (against Parma in December), Adani, Crespo, Di Biagio, Emre, Materazzi, Morfeo, Okan, Recoba, Vieri and J.Zanetti have netted for the Nerazzurri. Inter are one of two sides that have scored in the Serie A with the most number of players, Juventus being the other team.

Inter on target for 16 consecutive home matches

The Nerazzurri have scored in each of their last 16 home matches (Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia), totalling 29 goals. The last time Inter failed to score at home was in the UEFA Cup on 7 April 2002 when they were beaten 1-0 by Feyenoord. In the Serie A, Inter's last goalless match at the San Siro was a 0-0 affair against Torino on 2 February. Since then, Cuper's troops have played 13 league matches at home, scoring 26 goals.

Inter top among Serie A sides for goals scored in first and last 15 minutes of matches

In the domestic season so far, Inter have scored 7 goals from the 1st to the 15th minutes of matches, and have netted 9 times in the final 15 minutes of matches, injury time included. These statistics make the Milanese side the most prolific among the 18 Serie A clubs in the first quarter of an hour of matches, and one of the 3 sides (along with Juventus and Empoli) that have scored most in the final stages of games.

No draw away from home for Modena since May

Modena haven't drawn a match away from home since 19 May, when their Serie B clash against Genoa at Marassi stadium finished 0-0 - a result which saw the side from Emilia Romagna gain mathematical promotion to the Italian top flight. Since then, Modena have played 10 official matches away from home (1 in the Serie B, 1 in the Coppa Italia and 8 in the Serie A), registering 3 victories and 7 defeats.

Modena goalless in 8 out of 15 Serie A games this season

Modena have failed to score in 8 of their 15 Serie A matches played so far this season. De Biasi's men are also the side that have gone most rounds without hitting the target.

No goal away from home for Modena for 280'

Modena haven't scored in away matches in the Serie A for 280 minutes - since the 80th minute of Reggina 0-1 Modena on 3 November 2002 when Pasino's goal proved decisive.

wins(16) draws(4) defeats(1)

starting lineups

Fontana 12 Ballotta
Cordoba 2 Ponzo
Zanetti 4 Mayer
Cannavaro 13 Ungari
Coco 77 Milanetto
Conceiçao 7 Albino
Emre 5 Fabbrini
Almeyda 25 Kamara
Morfeo 10 Pavan
Crespo 9 Colucci
Recoba 20 Campedelli


Moreau 27 Zancopè
Gamarra 24 Pasino
Materazzi 23 Vado
Pasquale 26 Mauri
Guglielminpietro 11
Zanetti 6 De Luca
Kallon 3 Scoponi