Final score

9 February 2003 15:00

43' Kallon (P)
40' Kallon
10' Vieri
Referee: Massimo De Santis / Linesmen: Russo, Ceniccola / Fourth official: Calcagno
Minute Text commentary
43' Penalty! Emre beats two opponents on the left wing, takes the ball into the area and is grounded by Diana. De Santis points immediately to the spot. From the spot, Mohamed Kallon sends Belardi the wrong way. 3-0!!!
40' 2-0 to us !!!! Kallon shoots home from six yards after Belardi fumbles Okan’s initial shot from inside the box. Batistuta crossed to the Turkish international from the left.
38' Cordoba is yellow-carded for a clear foul from behind on Bonazzoli.
35' Cozza tests Toldo again with another strike from the edge of the box. The Nerazzurrri custodian saves.
32' Batistuta is surrounded by three Reggina players after a challenge on Jiranek. De Santis is forced to intervene.
29' Kallon replaces Vieri.
28' Vieri is now on the touchline receiving more treatment from the medical staff.
28' Minutes of tension on the Inter bench and around the stadium.
26' Vieri is back on the pitch, but is limping.
25' Bobo requires attention to his right knee from the medical staff after a harsh challenge by Jiranek.
24' Cannavaro elegantly dispossesses Di Michele on the right wing just outside the Nerazzurri box.
21' Recoba takes the corner. Materazzi heads down for Cannavaro, who fails to get the final touch.
20' Recoba whips in a cross from the set piece, Belardi saves at the far post. Corner.
17' Cannavaro sends a long ball upfield for Bobo on the right wing. The Inter striker chests the ball down and is fouled at the same time. Free kick.
16' Cozza sends a header from the edge of the box high over Toldo’s bar.
10' Bobogol!!!!!!!!! Cordoba makes a blistering run down the left wing, then crosses in for Vieri, who from eight yards volleys his 18th goal of the season past Belardi.
8' Toldo pulls off another terrific save, this time from Cozza, who thunders in a shot after Materazzi’s half clearance.
7' Emre makes a run to the right by-line, then crosses into the box. Belardi saves.
5' Batistuta clashes with Belardi on the edge of the Reggina box in an attempt to meet a long ball forward from Cannavaro.
4' With his feet, Toldo saves from Bonazzoli, who is clear through on goal.
3' Vieri misses a great chance from just outside the six-yard box from a Batistuta cross in from the right.
2' Cristiano Zanetti takes on an opponent before playing the ball forward to Batistuta. The Argentine is beaten to the ball by Diana.
1' Welcome to the San Siro for Inter vs. Reggina. For obvious reasons, there are quite a few Japanese journalists here in the press box. The Nerazzurri get the proceedings underway.
Minute Text commentary
47' Full time. Inter 3 Reggina 0.
46' Kallon falls to the ground after a knock to his right knee.
45' 2 minutes added on at the end of the second half.
43' De Santis awards Reggina a penalty after judging Cannavaro to have handled the ball in the Inter box. Then, after discussions with the linesman, De Santis gives a foul against Reggina (Cannavaro was pushed before handling).
39' Javier Zanetti wins a right-wing corner for Inter after beating three opponents.
36' Materazzi fires over the bar from 14 yards.
34' Cuper brings on Dalmat for Batistuta.
30' Cristiano Zanetti opens up play for El Chino on the right wing. Recoba plays a low cross into the box, but from six yards Kallon fails to convert.
25' Left-wing cross from Recoba. Belardi anticipates Batistuta.
22' Batistuta runs in on goal, but shoots high over the bar. De Santis blows for a foul on the Argentine by Franceschini.
20' Di Biagio replaces Emre.
19' Emre requires treatment to his left ankle after a challenge by Vargas.
18' Bonazzoli shoots for Reggina. Off target.
17' Javier Zanetti is booked for a challenge on Di Michele.
15' Reggina substitution – Morabito replaces Nakamura.
14' From the edge of the Reggina box, Cristiano Zanetti sends a shot into the Curva Sud.
13' Okan combines with Kallon, but the Reggina defence hold tight.
11' Javier Zanetti makes another roaring run down the right. Kallon volleys the resulting cross over the bar.
8' A foul is given against Batistuta after he fouls a Reggina defender in an attempt to meet a Recoba left-wing corner.
7' Javier Zanetti does the same down the right and draws applauses from the Inter faithful.
5' Recoba twists and turns down the left, creating problems for the Reggina defence.
4' Bonazzoli is booked for a foul on Emre.
3' Reggina replace Cozza with Paredes.
3' The Calabrians kick off the second half.
2' Half time. 3-0 to us.
Di Biagio
Average rating 7.67
7 shots on target 3
4 shots off target 3
14 fouls committed 21
7 corners 3
2 offsides 2
29:15 ball possession 23:37
Previous meetings between De Canio and Inter

Sunday's match is the 5th official meeting between De Canio and Inter. The current Reggina boss has won 2 of the previous 4 matches, with the Nerazzurri victorious in the other 2 at the San Siro

In detail:

1999/00 Serie A Udinese-Inter 3-0 0-3
2000/01 Serie A Udinese-Inter 3-0 1-2

Previous meetings between Cuper and Reggina

The only previous meeting was Inter's win in Reggio Calabria earlier this season.

In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Inter-Reggina ---- 2-1

No goal conceded by Nerazzurri at home for 395'

Inter haven't let in a goal in Italian championship home matches for 395 minutes. The last goal conceded was on 9 November 2002, when Muzzi scored in the 55th minute of Udinese's 2-1 victory over Inter. Cuper's side have kept a clean sheet at the San Siro for the remaining 35 minutes of that match and the entire matches against Brescia, Atalanta, Modena and Empoli.

Maximum points and no goals let in at home against bottom eight Serie A teams

Inter's first position in the Italian top flight is also due to the excellent performances against the bottom eight clubs in the Serie A. So far this season, the Nerazzurri have beaten Empoli twice (3- 0 at home and 4-3 away), Torino twice (1-0 at home and 2-0 away), Modena (2-0 at the San Siro), Reggina (2-1 in Calabria), Como (2-0 the Sinigaglia stadium), Brescia (4-0 at the San Siro), Atalanta (1-0 at the San Siro) and Piacenza (4-1 at Garilli stadium). In the five matches played at the Meazza, Inter haven't conceded any goals.

Vieri two goals away from 100th Serie A strike

Christian Vieri's strike against Torino last Sunday brings his Serie A total to 98. Bobo is therefore just 2 goals away from the prestigious 100-goal mark. Should he score a brace against Reggina, he will become the ninth player still playing in the Serie A to have scored 100 goals. The others are Roberto Baggio, Batistuta, Bierhoff, Chiesa, Crespo, Inzaghi, Montella and Signori.

Three consecutive victories for Reggina

Reggina have won their last three matches (Reggina 1-0 Bologna, Lazio 0-1 Reggina and Reggina 3-1 Perugia), thus equalling their record of consecutive wins in the Serie A, set in the 2000/01 season.

wins(6) draws(3) defeats(0)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Belardi
Zanetti 4 Jiranek
Cannavaro 13 Falsini
Materazzi 23 Bonazzoli
Cordoba 2 Nakamura
Okan 22 Vargas
Zanetti 6 Franceschini
Emre 5 Di Michele
Recoba 20 Mamede
Batistuta 19 Diana
Vieri 32 Cozza


Fontana 12 Lejsal
Kallon 3 Paredes
Morfeo 10 Morabito
Guglielminpietro 11 Savoldi
Di Biagio 14 Torrisi
Dalmat 18 Mozart
Pasquale 26 Veron