Final score

27 April 2003 20:30

43' Crespo
32' (2nd half) Inzaghi
Referee: Pierluigi Collina / Linesmen: Farneti, Consolo / Fourth official: Griselli
Minute Text commentary
45' 1 minute of additional time to play at the end of the first half.
43' GOOAAALLLL!!! Crespo scores with a close-range diving header from Recoba's left-wing free kick.
39' Inter on the break. Emre comes streaming forward, then plays square to Dalmat, whose fierce low drive is well-saved by Peruzzi.
37' Lopez finds the Curva Nord with a shot from the distance.
36' Good move by the Nerazzurri. Dalmat whips in a cross from the right. Recoba picks the ball up on the far side then plays to Gamarra, who crosses into the area. Crespo's final shot is blocked by Couto. Corner.
34' Stankovic goes close for Lazio with a header aimed at the near post. Goal kick to us.
32' Di Biagio elegantly dispossesses an opponent in his own area, then plays the ball forward to Dalmat, who in turn finds Crespo with a precision pass upfield. The Argentine is anticipated.
31' The Portuguese international comes back on to the pitch.
30' Conceiçao requires treatment following a duel with Favalli by the right-wing corner flag.
28' Another pin-point cross from Conceiçao. This time, Crespo fails to make aerial contact. Seconds later, Di Biagio's long-range shot is parried by Peruzzi.
26' Inter on the counter-attack. Di Biagio-Recoba-Di Biagio. Favalli intercepts the ball on the edge of the box.
24' Fiore sends the free kick into the middle of the Inter box, Cesar fires wide.
23' Di Biagio booked by Collina for a foul on Simeone.
22' Superb play by Chino, who makes a run to the edge of the Lazio box then plays wide to Conceiçao. The right midfielder crosses in, corner to us after Fiore clears.
20' Crespo heads into the arms of Peruzzi from a Dalmat cross.
18' Stankovic passes to Corrado, who plays the ball back to Lopez. The striker's shot is deflected off Materazzi and with Toldo beaten it looks like an own goal. But the ball goes wide for a corner.
16' Inter on the break. Emre clears from a Lazio corner, playing the ball to Crespo. The Argentine runs as far as the halfway line, then feeds the ball through to Recoba, who is eventually anticipated.
14' Stankovic rifles in a shot from a central position 30 yards out. Toldo saves.
13' Conceiçao’s in form tonight. The Portuguese international dummies Favalli then sends a cross in for Crespo, whose header goes over.
10' Inch-perfect cross from the right channel by Conceiçao. Crespo is anticipated by Oddo. From 20 yards, Javier Zanetti then sends a shot on target. Peruzzi saves.
8' Dalmat beats an opponent on the left wing, then crosses into the box. Conceiçao picks the ball up on the right flank and crosses back in. The move finishes with Dalmat's shot blocked by Peruzzi.
4' Dalmat creates problems inside the Lazio box, but there are too many Bianocelesti shirts surrounding the Frenchman, whose attempt on goal is blocked.
3' Conceiçao makes a run down the right wing. His cross into the middle is cleared by fellow countryman Couto.
1' We're underway at the Meazza. Inter kick off.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter 1-1 Lazio.
48' Cordoba is yellow-carded for a foul on Inzaghi. The Colombian will miss Inter's next match away to Atalanta.
45' 3 minutes of additional time to play.
38' Castroman misses a good chance to give his side the lead as Toldo pulls off an incredible save from the near-range shot.
37' Lazio substitution - Simeone off, Liverani on.
37' Inter substitution - Conceiçao is replaced by Okan.
36' Dalmat's ferocious shot from the distance goes inches over Peruzzi's bar.
34' Inter close to a second goal after a move involving Martins, Crespo and Conceiçao. The Portuguese midfielder's shot is blocked, as is Crespo's from the rebound.
32' Oddo curls the free kick into the middle of the Inter area, Inzaghi anticipates Cordoba and heads in at the near post.
31' Conceiçao booked for a foul on Castroman.
30' Applauses all round the stadium as Obagol wins a corner for Inter after a blistering 10-yard run on the right wing.
29' Emre helps out in defence, with clearances from Castroman, Lopez and Oddo.
28' It's Obagol time. Martins replaces Alvaro Recoba.
26' Materazzi is back on the pitch with a bandaged right knee.
25' Recoba saves off the line from Stankovic's low shot. Toldo collects the rebound.
24' Obafemi Martins is warming up on the touchline.
22' Materazzi requires treatment after a collision with Corradi.
20' From the corner, Stankovic's low shot from 11 yards hits Toldo's left-hand post and goes out for a goal kick.
19' Acrobatic save by Toldo, who tips Lopez' first-time shot from Castroman's right-wing cross over the bar.
18' Lazio substitution – Castroman replaces Fiore.
15' Stankovic sends a 20-yard shot way over the Inter crossbar.
12' Corradi heads inches over Toldo's bar after connecting with Favalli's left-wing cross.
11' Daniele Adani replaces Gigi Di Biagio.
10' Recoba's angled shot from close range is blocked by Peruzzi.
9' Adani is set to come on.
8' Toldo makes an easy save from Fiore's 32-yard free kick. Adani is set to come on.
7' Materazzi makes a clearance from Lopez' low cross.
4' Toldo makes a miraculous save from Lopez. At the other end, Crespo shoots from 25 yards. It rebounds off Recoba's heel.
3' Di Biagio anticipates Simeone to clear from Oddo's high ball into the Nerazzurri box.
2' The Biancocelesti kick off the second half.
1' It's 1-0 to us after the first half.
1' Lazio make a half-time switch. Simone Inzaghi comes on for Cesar.
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.25
7 shots on target 8
6 shots off target 4
17 fouls committed 16
4 corners 12
2 offsides 3
25:41 ball possession 31:22
Previous meetings between Mancini and Inter

Roberto Mancini has drawn 1 and lost 2 of the 3 official matches with Inter sides.

Previous meetings between Cuper and Lazio

Hector Cuper has won 1, drawn 2 and lost 3 of the 6 official matches with Lazio. At home to the Biancocelesti, Cuper has managed 1 victory and 1 draw.

Previous meetings between Cuper and Mancini

Hector Cuper has recorded a win and a draw in the 2 official matches played against teams coached by Roberto Mancini.

Inter v Lazio - disciplinary situation and former players

Disqualified: Pasquale, Vieri, C. Zanetti
Cautioned: Cordoba, Morfeo
Former players:
Adani (1 appearance, 0 goals in official matches from July to November 1994)
Almeyda (93 appearances, 2 goals in official matches from 1997/98 to 1999/00)
Conceiçao (87 appearances, 11 goals in official matches from 1998/99 to 1999/00)
Crespo (73 appearances, 48 goals in official matches from 2000/01 to 2001/02)
Di Biagio (1 appearance, 0 goals in official matches in 1988/89)
Vieri (28 appearances, 14 goals in official matches in 1998/99)

Disqualified: Mihajlovic
Cautioned: Castroman, Favalli, Lopez, Oddo
Former players:
D. Baggio (34 appearances, 1 goal in official matches in 1991/92)
Colonnese (79 appearances, 2 goals in official matches from October 1997 to June 2000)
Corradi (1 appearance, 0 goals in official matches in August 2002)
Peruzzi (37 appearances, 0 goals in official matches in 1999/00)
Simeone (84 appearances, 14 goals in official matches from 1997/98 to 1998/99)

Just 2 pens given against Lazio this season

After 29 championship matches, Lazio are one of the four Serie A sides that have had the fewest number of penalty kicks given against them. Like Brescia, AC Milan and Udinese, the Biancocelesti have had just two spot kicks awarded against them so far this season .

Inter favourite target for Giuseppe Pancaro

Lazio defender Giuseppe Pancaro has scored more goals in matches against Inter than against any other Serie A side (3 out of 16). All 3 goals came in the final minutes of matches - in the 84th minute of Cagliari v Inter (1996/97 Coppa Italia), in the 90th minute of Inter v Lazio (1999/00 Serie A) and the 88th minute of Lazio v Inter at the Olimpico during the same season.

S. Inzaghi set to make 100th Serie A appearance

If he plays against Inter in the Week 30 clash, Lazio striker Simone Inzaghi will celebrate a century of appearances in the Italian top flight. Inzaghi made his Serie A debut in Piacenza's 1-1 draw with his current side Lazio on 13 September 1998. Piacenza and Lazio are the only two Serie A sides he has played for.

Lazio nightmare for Toldo

Lazio have put more goals past Francesco Toldo than any other Serie A club. The Romans have scored 37 times against the Nerazzurri keeper, who has let in a total of 511 goals in Italy's top division.

Materazzi to make 200th appearance for Italian clubs

If fielded against Lazio, Marco Materazzi will celebrate his 200th appearance for Italian clubs. Indeed, the Inter defender has collected 103 appearances in the Serie A, 33 in the Serie B, 31 in the Serie C1, 7 in the Coppa Italia, 22 in European cup competitions and 3 in other tournaments. Materazzi's debut was the 2-2 draw between Trapani and Siracusa on 11 September 1994 (Serie C1 match).

Nerazzurri looking to avoid third home match without a win

Inter have gone two home matches without a victory (Inter 3-3 Roma, Inter 0-1 AC Milan). Should they not win against Lazio at the San Siro on Sunday, the Nerazzurri will equal a negative run of three matches without a win between December 2000 and January 2001 (Inter 2-2 Juventus, Inter 0-0 Brescia, Inter 1-1 Parma).

No 0-0 draw for Inter since February

Inter are the only side in the 2002/03 Serie A championship still not to have drawn a match 0-0. The Nerazzurri's last goalless draw was with Torino at the Meazza on 2 Febraury 2002. Since then, Inter have played 42 Serie A matches, scoring 83 goals and letting in 51.

Last Nerazzurri win at home to Lazio in Week 30 of 1992/93 season

Inter haven't beaten Lazio in the domestic championship since 3 March 1996, when Nesta's own goal decided the Serie A match at the Olimpico. Since then, the Biancocelesti have recorded 5 wins and 8 draws against the Nerazzurri. By limiting the stats to matches played at the San Siro, the last time Inter beat Lazio at home was on 9 May 1993. Bacci's own goal in the second minute gave Inter the lead, then Salvatore Schillaci made it 2-0 eight minutes from time.

wins(46) draws(25) defeats(10)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Peruzzi
Cordoba 2 Cesar
Zanetti 4 Stankovic
Emre 5 Lopez
Conceiçao 7 Corradi
Crespo 9 Fiore
Di Biagio 14 Favalli
Dalmat 18 Oddo
Recoba 20 Negro
Materazzi 23 Giannicchedda
Gamarra 24 Simeone


Fontana 12 Marchegiani
Adani 15 Pancaro
Okan 22 Giannichedda
Martins 30 Liverani
Vivas 31 Inzaghi
Franchini Couto
Napolitano Castroman