Final score

15 February 2003 18:00

35' Corini (P)
20' Corini (P)
68' (2nd half) Vieri
referee Salvatore Racalbuto / linesmen Puglisi, Griselli / 4th man Saglietti
Minutes Text commentary
45' Chievo captain D’Anna is stretchered off. It’s ten a-side for the moment. 3 minutes of injury time added on.
35' Once again, Corini makes no mistake from the spot. 2-0 to Chievo and Inter down to ten men.
33' Okan is inexplicably sent off, presumably for dissent.
32' Drama in Verona. Chievo are awarded a second penalty after Javier Zanetti pushes Pellissier over in the Inter box.
30' Perrotta glances wide a header from Luciano’s right-wing free kick. Moments of panic for the Nerazzurri.
28' Alvaro Recoba whips in a cross-cum-shot from the left. Lupatelli is forced to punch clear.
26' Corini is booked by Racalbuto for the umpteenth foul on Okan.
24' Batistuta thunders a 30-yard free kick on goal, but Lupatelli blocks and clears with ease.
20' Corini strikes his spot kick past Toldo’s reach and into the left-hand corner. 1-0 to Chievo.
19' To add insult to injury, Racalbuto books Cannavaro.
18' Cannavaro booked and penalty to Chievo after the Azzurri captain is judged to have handled the ball during a challenge with Pellissier just inside the Inter box.
17' D’Anna heads clear after Cannavaro sends a diving header on target.
16' Cordoba shows why Cuper has put him on the right wing for the second match in a row with a mazy run past two opponents.
15' D’Anna requires treatment after sustaining a cut to his head during an aerial duel with Vieri. The Nerazzurri are running the show in this early stage of the match.
9' Cossato rifles in a high shot on target from 20 yards out. Toldo jumps and catches.
4' Free kick to Inter after D’Anna chops down Vieri 35 yards out. Recoba takes a direct shot from the set piece but it goes wide.
2' Okan beats two opponents down the right, then plays square to Batigol on the edge of the Chievo box. The Argentine’s shot goes wide.
1' Chievo kick off today's match at Bentegodi stadium.
Minutes Text commentary
95' Full time. Chievo win their first match since 12 January with this 2-1 victory over Inter. Vieri scores his 100th goal in the Serie A.
94' Justice is done! Corini fouls Cordoba and is sent off for two bookable offences.
91' Vieri has a foul given against him after Moro obstructs the Serie A top scorer.
90' 5 minutes of injury time added on. Come on!!!
88' Free kick to Inter just outside the Chievo box. Morfeo plays square to Bobo, whose hard shot is miraculously saved by Lupatelli.
84' Inter substitution – Cuper brings on Morfeo for Recoba.
76' Chievo substitution – Della Morte is replaced by Andersson.
74' Superb play by the Nerazzurri. On the edge of the Chievo box, Cordoba heads down Javier Zanetti's long ball upfield for Cannavaro, who anticipates Lupatelli but doesn't manage to get a shot in.
72' Recoba is booked for dissent.
71' Lupatelli is shown a yellow card for timewasting.
70' Captain Zanetti does his usual stuff down the right, then sends a cross into the side-netting.
68' Bobogol!!!!!! Vieri scores his 100th Serie A goal with a shot from close range after a pass from Cannavaro. We’re back in the game.
67' Another Chievo substitution - Del Neri sends on Bierhoff for Pellissier.
65' Chievo substitution - Franceschini on, Luciano off.
64' Spectacular play from Dalmat. The Frenchman shows his pace by beating three opponents, then takes the ball to the right by-line where he fails to evade a challenge. Corner.
59' Inter substitution – Cuper brings on Dalmat for Di Biagio.
55' Pellissier tries with a shot on the turn. It's too central and too weak. No problem for Toldo.
53' Lupatelli pounces on a loose ball in the Chievo box to deny an approaching Batistuta.
48' Di Biagio is cautioned by Racalbuto for a foul from behind on Della Morte.
46' Half time. 2-0 to Chievo. In the meantime, why not sign up for’s services, including our new newsletter in HTML, at the following link: See you in the second half.
46' No changes to either teams at the start of the second half. Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.39
5 shots on target 3
7 shots off target 6
26 fouls committed 24
3 corners 5
2 offsides 2
23:46 ball possession 22:54
Previous meetings between Cuper and Chievo

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Chievo Verona 1-2 2-2
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Chievo Verona 2-1 ----

Previous meetings between Del Neri and Inter

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Chievo Verona 1-2 2-2
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Chievo Verona 2-1 ----

Previous meetings between Del Neri and Cuper

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Chievo Verona 1-2 2-2
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Chievo Verona 2-1 ----

Kallon close to making history

With last Sunday's penalty against Reggina, Mohamed Kallon has maintained his 100% record from the penalty spot in Serie A matches. The Sierra Leone striker has scored 9 goals out of 9 from eleven metres. By scoring a 10th penalty in the Serie A, Kallon will equal the record set by Adelio Moro, who scored all 10 of the penalties he took in the Italian top flight during a career which spanned the 70s and 80s.

12 points won by Nerazzurri in second halves of matches

From last Sunday, Inter have become the 2002/03 Serie A side that have improved their results most in the second periods of matches. Specifically, the Nerazzurri have notched 12 points in the second halves of games, having gone from a draw to a win in the matches against Chievo Verona, Bologna, Como, Atalanta, Empoli and Torino, and from a defeat to a draw against Lazio in Rome. The only match of the championship in progress in which Inter have worsened after the restart was the 2-1 defeat at home to Udinese (from 1-1 at half time to 2-1 at the end of the match).

Materazzi set to celebrate 100th Serie A appearance

If fielded against Chievo on Saturday, Marco Materazzi will celebrate his 100th Serie A appearance. The defender made his debut in Italy's top division on 2 February 1997 (Perugia 0-0 Inter). Materazzi was playing for the Umbrians on that occasion, while Inter are the only other Serie A side he has played for.

Vieri one goal away from 100th Serie A effort

If he scores against Chievo, Christian Vieri will join Roberto Baggio, Batistuta, Bierhoff, Chiesa, Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi, Montella and Signori as a player still in activity to have scored 100 goals in the Serie A.

No Chievo victory since 12 January

The last time Chievo Verona won a Serie A match was over a month ago when Del Neri's men beat Roma 1-0 at the Olimpico stadium. Since then, the Veronese side have gone 4 matches without a win (2 draws and 2 defeats). This series of results represents Chievo's worst run of form of the season in progress.

wins(9) draws(4) defeats(4)

starting lineups

Lupatelli 1 Toldo
Corini 4 Zanetti
D'Anna 24 Gamarra
Luciano 13 Cannavaro
Della Morte 2 Cordoba
Perrotta 22 Okan
Lanna 6 Zanetti
Cossato 14 Di Biagio
Moro 20 Recoba
Pellisier 19 Batistuta
Legrottaglie 32 Vieri


Ambrosio 12 Fontana
Andersson 3 Kallon
Mensah 10 Morfeo
Bjelanovic 18 Dalmat
Franceschini 23 Materazzi
Bierhoff 26 Pasquale
Lorenzi 11 Guglielminpietro