Final score

3 May 2003 15:00

26' (2nd half) GAUTIERI
13' Martins
Referee: Daniele Tombolini / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Stagnoli / Fourth official: Farina
Minute Text commentary
45' 1 minute of additional time to play.
44' Toldo makes an easy save from Inacio Pià's near-post header.
41' From a central position 25 yards out Guly strikes a low shot just wide of Calderoni's left-hand post.
38' Emre's left-wing free kick is headed clear by Natali.
31' Conceiçao is cautioned by Tombolini for bringing down Berretta.
29' Foglio is lucky to stay on the pitch for kicking Martins' right ankle. But at least the Atalanta player is yellow-carded.
26' Oba again. This time he sends a low, diagonal shot wide of the far post.
24' Martins receives on the left wing, takes the ball into the box then dribbles two Atalanta players before passing to Zanetti, whose attempt on goal is blocked.
13' OBAGOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Martins latches onto Morfeo's assist, makes a run into the box and slots his first Serie A goal past Calderoni. The Nigerian youngster then celebrates with four somersaults.
12' Another miss, but this time by us. Guly dances past three opponents in the Atalanta box then shoots over the bar from seven yards.
11' Atalanta move forward on the break after Cannavaro's long-range shot at the other end is cleared. The move ends with Inacio Pià shooting wide from Berretta's right-wing cross.
9' From Foglio's right-wing cross, Rossini heads over the Inter bar from close range.
7' No card shown to Berretti after he commits an ugly foul on Emre in midfield.
5' Calderoni boots the ball out of play after Martins forces Siviglia to pass back to the Atalanta keeper.
2' Calderoni plucks Conceiçao's right-wing cross out of the air to deny Martins.
1' Atalanta kick off this afternoon's match in Bergamo. Inter are playing in their white away strip.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Atalanta 1-1 Inter. See you on Wednesday for the Euroderby.
45' 3 minutes of additional time to play.
43' Emre and Recoba come forward on the counter-attack, but the move is snuffed out by the Atalanta defence.
33' Atalanta replace Siviglia with Bellini.
31' Cuper brings on Di Biagio for Nerazzurri goalscorer Martins.
30' Doni is yellow-carded for obstructing back Emre.
26' Gautieri equalises for the home side, deviating Vugrinec's shot into the net at the far post.
25' Rossini's spectacular overhead kick is spectacularly saved by Toldo.
24' Alvaro Recoba replaces Domenico Morfeo.
22' Toldo saves from Vugrinec, who on the turn shoots on target from the edge of the our penalty area.
20' Calderoni makes an excellent save from Vivas' low, diagonal shot from seven yards out (right side of penalty area).
18' Cannavaro makes a crucial intervention inside the six-yard box to deny Vugrinec.
17' Vugrinec, who still hasn't scored for Atalanta since joining the Bergamo-based club, comes on for Inacio Pià.
13' Rossini is yellow-carded for a high challenge on Cannavaro.
11' Conceiçao's low, diagonal shot from inside the box whizzes just wide of Calderoni's left-hand post.
9' Pia makes a darting run into the Inter box. Materazzi blocks the Atalanta striker's attempt and clears from danger.
8' Martins is anticipated by Natali to Conceicao's right-wing cross into the six-yard box.
3' Atalanta substitution - Gautieri on, Berretta off.
2' The Nerazzurri kick off the second half. Cuper makes a half-time switch: Guly is replaced by Luca Franchini.
1' 1-0 to us after the first half.
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.34
9 shots on target 4
0 shots off target 0
14 fouls committed 11
4 corners 5
5 offsides 2
27:57 ball possession 27:35
Previous meetings between Cuper and Atalanta

The 2002/03 Serie A Week 31 clash is Hector Cuper's fourth in official matches against Atalanta. The Argentine coach has won 2 and lost 1 of the other 3 games.

Previous meetings: Finardi v Cuper, Finardi v Inter

There are no previous meetings in official matches.

Disciplinary situation, former players

Cautioned: Natali, Rossini, Siviglia, Zauri

Former players:
Dabo (18 appearances, 0 goals from July to December 1998 and from July to December 1999)
Gonnella (no appearances in official matches from 1993/94 to 1994/95)
Tramezzani (34 appearances, 0 goals in official matches from July to Octover 1989 and from July 1992 to November 1994)

Disqualified: Cordoba, C.Zanetti
Cautioned: Morfeo

Former players: Fontana (112 appearances, 0 goals in official matches from July 1997 to January 2001)
Morfeo (110 appearances, 28 goals in official matches from 1992/93 to 1996/97 and from January to June 2001)
Ventola (32 appearances, 11 goals in official matches in 2000/01)
Vieri (21 appearances, 9 goals in official matches in 1995/96

Only 1 win for Atalanta in last 10 league matches

The Nerazzurri from Bergamo aren’t having the best of moments, with just 1 win in their last 10 Serie A matches (1-0 against Chievo). Atalanta have collected 6 draws and 3 defeats in the other 9 matches. Before the start of this poor run of form, Atalanta were fifth from bottom in the league table, level on points with Modena and with a two-point advantage over Reggina. They are now fourth from bottom in the Serie A.

Vugrinec yet to score for Atalanta

Davor Vugrinec still hasn’t scored since joining Atalanta. But the Croatian, who has netted 24 times in Italy, counts Inter as one of his favourite targets, having put 3 goals past both the Nerazzurri and Fiorentina. In chronological order, Vugrinec’s goals against the Nerazzurri have come in Inter 1-1 Lecce (2000/01 Coppa Italia), Inter 0-1 Lecce (2000/01 Serie A) and Lecce 1-2 Inter (2001/02 Serie A).

Gautieri up against favourite target Toldo

Carmine Gautieri, who has scored 57 goals in his professional playing career, has scored 3 times against Toldo , Bucci and Peruzzi. Gautieri has scored against the current Inter keeper in Fiorentina 4-1 Perugia (1996/97 Serie A) and twice in Piacenza 2- 3 Inter (2001/02 Serie A), the only time he has netted twice in one Serie A match. The Atalanta player has scored a total of 22 goals in the Italian top flight.

16 wins out of 16 for Inter against bottom 9 clubs

Cuper’s side have notched maximum points against the bottom 9 sides, having beaten Bologna, Brescia, Empoli, Reggina, Piacenza, Como and Torino both at home and away, and at home to Atalanta and Modena.

Cuper sets new record for Massimo Moratti era

Hector Cuper becomes the longest-standing Inter coach of the Massimo Moratti era on Saturday. Against Atalanta, the Argentine will make his 65th appearance as Nerazzurri coach to overtake Roy Hodgson.

Batistuta top scorer in May

Gabriel Batistuta is top goalscorer for the month of May since three points were awarded for a Serie A victory (from 1994/95 onwards). With 16 goals to his credit, the Argentine centre- forward is 1 goal in front of Enrico Chiesa.

No goalless draw for Nerazzurri in 43 matches

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 February 2002. Since then Inter have played 43 Serie A matches, scoring 84 goals and letting in 52.

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 13 wins and 7 draws in the other 20 Lombardy derbies since 3 points were awarded for a win (against Atalanta, Brescia, Como, Cremonese and AC Milan).

wins(23) draws(23) defeats(16)

starting lineups

DABO 31 Vivas
BERRETTA 13 Cannavaro
ZAURI 23 Materazzi
ROSSINI 26 Pasquale
NATALI 7 Conceiçao
SIVIGLIA 4 Zanetti
DONI 5 Emre
ZENONI 11 Guglielminpietro
FOGLIO 30 Martins
INACIO PIA' 10 Morfeo


AGAZZI 12 Fontana
INARDI 3 Kallon
GAUTIERI 14 Di Biagio
BELLINI 20 Recoba
BIANCHI Franchini
CARRERA Napolitano