Final score

19 April 2003 15:00

48' (2nd half) Crespo
Referee: Stefano Farina / Linesmen: Stagnoli, Baglioni / Fourth official: Esposito
Minute Text commentary
45' There will be s minutes of added time.
44' Inter substitution - Adani replaces Conceiçao.
43' Batistuta feeds the ball through to El Chino. Bilica wins the challenge then sends the ball out for a corner.
42' Brescia substitution - Mazzone replaces Pisano with Albanian forward Tare.
40' From the resulting free kick, Batistuta fails to make contact with Recoba's posing right-wing cross.
39' This time there is! Pisano is booked for a foul from behind on Conceiçao.
36' Petruzzi makes a sliding tackle on Javier Zanetti. No card given.
33' Cristiano Zanetti becomes the ninth Inter player to be sent off this season. The Hammer is yellow-carded then red-carded by Farina for continuous protests following a foul on Toni.
30' Spectacular play by Dalmat, who plays square to Emre with a backheel pass, then takes the return pass into the area and sends a left-footed shot on target. Sereni saves.
28' In the Brescia box, Batistuta is anticipated to a loose ball by Petruzzi.
25' Toni's close-range diving header from Baggio's 25-yard free kick finishes wide of Toldo's right-hand post.Seconds later, Toldo saves from Seric's diagonal shot with the outside of his left foot.
22' From 20 yards out, Matuzalem fires over the Inter crossbar after some sustained Brescia pressure.
17' From 30 yards, Recoba sends a free kick wide of Sereni's left-hand post.
15' Conçeicao dances past four opponents on the right wing then sends a cross into the middle of the Brescia box, where Batistuta is anticipated by Sereni.
12' Sereni catches Conceiçao's low, diagonal shot from Recoba's right-wing assist.
8' Toldo makes an excellent save from Roberto Baggio, who from a position to the left of the box sends a 20-yard free kick on target.
6' Baggio crosses into the Inter box from the right wing, Bilica rises above the Nerazzurri defence and heads wide.
4' Recoba curls a left-wing free kick into the Brescia box. Materazzi tries an overhead kick and makes contact with Seric instead of the ball.
1' Welcome to live commentary of Brescia v Inter. The Swallows kick off.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time. 0-1 to us.
48' GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Hernan Crespo slots home from two yards out after Javier Zanetti's shot rebounds off Del Nero.
45' 3 minutes of additional time to play.
44' At the near post Crespo latches onto Javier Zanetti's right wing cross and fires wide.
41' Yet another booking. Pasquale is yellow-carded for a foul on Mareco.
39' On the edge of the Inter box Baggio plays wide to an advancing Appiah. The Ghanaian player shoots, Toldo tips the ball over for a corner.
36' Brescia substitution - Seric off, Del Nero on.
35' Nerazzurri substitution - Crespo on, Recoba off.
34' From a central position, Recoba thunders a 30-yard free kick on target. Sereni is well-positioned and saves.
33' Australian midfielder Seric is booked for a foul on our captain.
32' Recoba plays a short corner to Dalmat, then from the immediate return pass curls a left-footed shot towards the far post. Sereni does well to save.
29' Brescia on the break. Baggio plays wide to Tare, whose diagonal shot from the left takes a deflection off Adani.
26' Appiah is booked for simulation in the Inter penalty area. Hernan Crespo is warming up on the touchline.
24' Dalmat tries from the distance with a left-footed shot. Sereni saves at the far post.
23' Mazzone replaces Schopp with defender Mareco.
21' Emre takes the ball out of defence and makes a run as far as the halfway line, where Luca Toni fouls the Turk. The Brescia forward is subsequently yellow-carded.
18' We're down to nine men and Brescia are down to ten as Vieri and Bilica are both sent off, and deservedly so after an exchange of ugly challenges on each other.
10' Superb move by Recoba, who makes a diagonal run into the Brescia box (taking on three opponents) then skims the post with a low, left-footed shot.
8' Baggio plays the ball to Tare in the Inter box. The Albanian's shot is deflected by Adani, Toni fails to get to the loose ball.
6' Dalmat receives from Vieri, turns his marker then unleashes a shot from a central position just outside the Brescia box. Sereni saves.
5' Tare gets to the right-wing by-line then plays the ball to the near post. Adani clears.
3' The Nerazzurri kick off the second half. Vieri is on for Batistuta.
2' It's 0-0 at Rigamonti stadium after the first half. Vieri remains on the touchline to warm up.
1' Toni beats his marker and from the edge of the Inter box sends a diagonal shot wide. Materazzi then requires attention from the medical staff following a clash with Baggio.
Average rating 6.95
5 shots on target 7
11 shots off target 10
20 fouls committed 15
7 corners 7
3 offsides 0
31:30 ball possession 29:30
Previous meetings: Cuper v Brescia, Cuper v Mazzone

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Brescia 2-1 3-1
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Brescia 4-0 ----

Previous meetings: Mazzone v Inter

Current Brescia coach Carletto Mazzone has faced Inter sides on 50 occasions. He has registered 11 victories, 20 draws and 19 defeats against the Nerazzurri.

In detail:

1974/75 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 0-0 1-0
1974/75 C. Italia Ascoli-Inter ---- 1-3
1975/76 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 0-1
1976/77 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 3-0 1-1
1976/77 C. Italia Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 ----
1977/78 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-2 ----
1978/79 Serie A Catanzaro-Inter 1-1 0-0
1979/80 Serie A Catanzaro-Inter 0-0 1-3
1980/81 Serie A Ascoli-Inter ---- 2-1
1981/82 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 2-2 0-0
1982/83 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 0-0 0-2
1983/84 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 1-0 0-0
1988/89 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-3 0-2
1989/90 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-0 1-2
1991/92 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-0 1-3
1993/94 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-1 2-2
1994/95 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-0 0-2
1996/97 C. Italia Cagliari-Inter 2-2 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-2 2-2
1997/98 Serie A Napoli-Inter 0-2 ----
1998/99 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-0 1-3
1998/99 UEFA Cup play-off Bologna-Inter 2-1 2-1
1999/00 Serie A Perugia-Inter 1-2 0-5
2000/01 Serie A Brescia-Inter 1-0 0-0
2001/02 Serie A Brescia-Inter 1-3 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Brescia-Inter ---- 0-4

Century of appearances for Cristiano Zanetti

If fielded against Brescia, Cristiano Zanetti will celebrate his 100th Serie A appearance. 'The Hammer', who played for Fiorentina, Cagliari and Roma before joining the Nerazzurri, made his top flight debut in Fiorentina's 2-1 defeat away to Foggia on 14 May 1995.

Inter favoured in regional derbies away from home

From 1994/95 to today (the '3 points for a Serie A victory' era), Inter have lost just two regional derbies played away from home: Brescia 1-0 Inter on 29 April 2001 and AC Milan 1-0 Inter this season. The Nerazzurri boast 12 wins and 7 draws in the other 19 Lombardy derbies since 3 points were awarded for a win (against Atalanta, Brescia, Como, Cremonese and AC Milan ).

Mazzone to celebrate milestone

Carlo Mazzone celebrates his 700th match as a coach on Saturday. The 66-year-old made his coaching debut in Napoli 3-1 Ascoli on 6 October 1974 and has notched 205 victories, 259 draws and 235 defeats (excluding play-offs). During the course of the current campaign, Mazzone has overtaken Giovanni Trapattoni to lie second behind Nereo Rocco in the list of all time coaches.

Baggio up against favourite target

With 191 goals in official matches, Roberto Baggio is the top Serie A scorer still playing. Il Divin Codino's favourite target is Inter, with 16 goals scored against the Nerazzurri. The last came in Brescia 1-0 Inter on 29 April 2001.

Vieri looking to break more records

Christian Vieri scored all four goals in Inter's 4-0 win at home to Brescia on 1 December 2002. With his strike against Roma in the 2002/03 Serie A Week 27 clash, Vieri has taken his total for the domestic season so far to 24 goals in 22 matches, thus equalling his record set with Atletico Madrid in 1997/98. Bobogol is now well within reach of Bierhoff's record of 27 strikes in one Serie A season since three points were awarded for a win (from 1994/95 on). The German centre-forward set the record while at Udinese in the 1997/98 campaign. The last Inter player to win the Serie A top scorer title was Aldo Serena with 22 goals in 1988/89. A rather more ambitious target for Bobogol is Angelillo's record of 33 goals for Inter in one Serie A season (1958/59).

Derby defeat wake-up call for Nerazzurri

With 7 Serie A defeats this season, 6 matches to play and 6 points behind Juventus, Inter certainly have their work cut out if they want to win the title. Only one side has lost 7 matches out of 34 and gone on to win the championship since 3 points were awarded for a win - Juventus in 1994/95.

Record 16-match winning streak for Brescia

Brescia have recorded 6 victories and 10 draws in their last 16 matches, the Swallows' best ever positive run in the Serie A. Undefeated since 1 December 2002, when they lost 4-0 to Inter at the San Siro, Brescia are currently the Serie A side that have gone the longest without a negative result.

wins(13) draws(14) defeats(5)

starting lineups

Sereni 1 Toldo
Petruzzi 26 Pasquale
Bilica 23 Materazzi
Pisano 24 Gamarra
Martinez 4 Zanetti
Schopp 5 Emre
Matuzalem 18 Dalmat
Appiah 6 Zanetti
Seric 7 Conceiçao
Baggio 19 Batistuta
Toni 20 Recoba


Micillo 12 Fontana
Mareco 15 Adani
Jadid 16 Sorondo
Alberti 31 Vivas
Tare 22 Okan
Del Nero 9 Crespo
32 Vieri