Final score

7 May 2003 20:45

AC Milan
Referee: Valentin Ivanov / Linesmen: V. Eniutin, G. Krasyuk / Fourth official: N. Ivanov
Minute Text commentary
45' There will be one minute of additional time.
37' Brocchi's shot from outside the Inter box comes off Cannavaro and goes out for a corner.
33' Emre dribbles two Rossoneri then combines with Crespo before being tackled by Maldini just outside the Milan area.
30' Kaladze whips in a cross from the left, Cordoba clears from inside the six-yard box.
22' Corner to Inter after Kaladze heads out Coco's deep cross from the left.
21' Materazzi clears from danger as Inzaghi is well-positioned to pounce and shoot from the edge of the box.
18' Recoba's header from Conceiçao's right-wing cross is saved by Dida after a sweeping move involving Emre and Crespo.
15' Toldo pulls off an instinctive save from Shevchenko's angled chip shot.
13' Materazzi anticipates Shevchenko and Inzaghi, and Conceiçao clears after a moment of panic in the Nerazzurri penalty area.
7' Recoba is through on goal after a one-two with Crespo, but the Uruguayan forward's weak shot is saved by Dida.
5' Another shot by Conceiçao, this time from inside the Milan box. He drags it wide of Dida's right-hand post.
4' Recoba's initial shot from the right is cleared, Conceiçao pounces on the loose ball and sends a shot on target.
3' Javier Zanetti tackles Rui Costa on the left and clears.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for the Champions League first leg clash between AC Milan and Inter. The Nerazzurri kick off.
Minute Text commentary
48' Inter keep possession of the ball in injury time. Ivanov blows for full time. AC Milan 0-0 Inter.
46' 3 minutes of additional time to play.
45' Inter close to an opening goal. Crespo sends a first-time shot just wide of Dida's left-hand post after beating Nesta to Emre's assist.
43' Di Biagio tests Dida with a 30-yard shot from a central position.
40' Inter were set to replace Crespo with Martins, but Francesco Coco can't continue following a challenge from Seedorf. Pasquale comes on.
35' Ancelotti throws Rivaldo into the fray. Off comes Sheva.
33' Ancelotti replaces Gattuso with Redondo.
32' Shevchenko passes to Serginho on the edge of the Nerazzurri area. Toldo saves the Brazilian's shot.
29' Milan substitution - Serginho on, Brocchi off.
28' Di Biagio shoots from the distance. Corner to us as Gladiator's effort takes a deflection. Cordoba heads wide from Emre's set piece.
27' Cuper makes his second switch - Kallon on for Recoba.
22' From the distance, Seedorf sends a ferocious shot over the Inter bar.
21' Inter substitution - Cuper replaces Conceiçao with Guly.
20' Inzaghi lays the ball off to Gattuso, who sends a curled shot to the far post. Toldo tips the ball over for a corner.
17' Toldo gets down to save Brocchi's low right-wing cross into the six-yard box.
12' Rui Costa sends a deep cross to the far post, Toldo saves Inzaghi's diagonal volley.
5' Kaladze cuts through the Inter defence, takes the ball to the by-line then passes square to Shevchenko, whose near-range effort is well-saved by Toldo.
4' Another shot by Rui Costa, this time from a more central position. It whizzes wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
3' From the right wing, Rui Costa thunders a right-foot shot just wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
2' Milan kick off the second half.
1' It's 0-0 after the first half.
Di Biagio
Average rating 6.48
5 shots on target 4
6 shots off target 4
13 fouls committed 18
9 corners 5
8 offsides 1
31:06 ball possession 27:11
Previous meetings: Cuper v AC Milan

Hector Cuper has registered 1 victory and 3 defeats in his 4 official meetings with the Rossoneri.

Previous meetings: Ancelotti v Inter

Carlo Ancelotti has faced Inter sides on 12 occasions, registering 7 victories, 3 defeats and 2 draws. In detail: 1996/97 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 1-3 1997/98 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 0-1 1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter ---- 0-0 1999/00 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1 2000/01 Serie A Juventus-Inter 3-1 2-2 2001/02 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-1 ---- 2002/03 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 0-1

Previous meetings: Ancelotti v Cuper

Wednesday's 254th Milan derby is the fourth meeting between Hector Cuper and Carlo Ancelotti. The current Rossoneri coach has a slight edge with 2 victories to 1. 2001/02 Serie A AC Milan-Inter ---- 0-1 2002/03 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 1-0

Disciplinary situation, former players

Disqualified: Ambrosini
Cautioned: Pirlo, Serginho

Former players: Brocchi (18 appearances, 1 goal in official matches in 2000/01), Pirlo (39 appearances, 0 goals in official matches from July 1998 to September 1999 and from July to December 2000), Seedorf (92 appearances, 14 goals in official matches from December 1999 to June 2002), Simic (91 appearances, 4 goals in official matches from January 1999 to June 2002)

Disqualified: C. Zanetti
Cautioned: Cannavaro, Di Biagio, Materazzi, Morfeo, Pasquale, Toldo, Vieri

Former players: Toldo (youth sector from 1988/89 to 1989/90)Coco (78 appearances, 5 goals in official matches from 1993/94 to 1996/97, in 1998/99 and in 2000/01), Guglielminpietro (78 appearances, 11 goals in official matches from 1998/99 from 2000/01), Morfeo (13 appearances, 1 goal in official matches from October 1998 to June 1999).

13th Italian Euroderby

AC Milan v Inter is the 13th time Italian clubs have met in European cup competitions. The only previous European Cup/ Champions League meeting between sides from Italy was in 1985/86 when Juventus beat Verona 2-0 in Turin after being held to a goalless draw in the first leg. In chronological order, the other Euroderby results are as follows: Juventus v Fiorentina 3-1, 0-0 (1989/90 UEFA Cup), Sampdoria v AC Milan 1-1, 0-2 (1990 European Super Cup), Atalanta v Inter 0-0, 0-2 (1990/91 UEFA Cup), Inter v Roma 2-0, 0-1 (1990/91 UEFA Cup), Parma v AC Milan 0-1, 2-0 aet (1993 European Super Cup), 1993/94 Cagliari v Juventus 1-0, 2-1 (1993/94 UEFA Cup), Cagliari v Inter 3-2, 0-3 1993/94 UEFA Cup), Parma v Juventus 1-0, 1-1 (1994/95 UEFA Cup), Inter v Lazio 3-0 (1997/98 UEFA Cup final), Bologna-Sampdoria 3-1, 0-1 (1999 Intertoto competition)

Shevchenko danger for Inter

Since joining AC Milan, Andriy Shevchenko has scored more times against Inter than any other club, with 9 of the Ukrainian striker’s 88 goals coming in matches against the Nerazzurri.

Maldini set to equal derby record

If fielded against the Nerazzurri in the first leg, AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini will play his 44th Milan derby to equal Giuseppe Bergomi’s record.

99 career draws for Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is one draw away from his 100th stalemate in official matches as a coach. Current AC Milan coach Ancelotti has drawn 59 matches in the Serie A , 13 in the Serie B, 10 in the Coppa Italia, 14 in European cup competitions and 3 in other competitions. His first draw as a coach was Trapani 1-1 Reggiana in the Coppa Italia on 20 August 1995. His former club Reggiana went on to win the tie after a penalty shoot-out.

Crespo chasing Boninsegna record

After breaking Mazzola's record of 7 goals for Inter in a single edition of the European Cup/Champions League set in 1963/64, South American striker Hernan Crespo went on to equal Boninsegna's record of 9 goals for Inter in Europe (set in the 1969/70 Fairs/UEFA Cup). By scoring his next goal, Crespo will become the first ever Inter player to have reached double figures in a single edition of a European cup competition. Crespo is currently in third place in the all time list of Nerazzurri marksmen in Europe. First is Mazzola with 16 goals, while Jair is in second place with 11.

Di Biagio up against favourite target

Gigi Di Biagio has scored more goals against AC Milan and his current side Inter than any other Italian club (a total of 5 goals against both clubs). Gladiator scored 1 goal in Foggia v AC Milan (1994/95 Serie A), 2 in Roma v AC Milan (1997/98), 1 in AC Milan v Inter (1999/00 Serie A) and 1 in AC Milan v Inter (2000/01 Serie A).

Inter victorious in previous European matches against Italian sides

The Champions League semi-final tie with Milan is Inter’s fifth against Italian sides in European cup competitions. The other clashes have all come in the UEFA Cup, with the Nerazzurri victorious on every occasion: Atalanta 0-0 Inter, Inter 2-0 Atalanta (1990/91 quarter-finals), Inter 2-0 Roma, Roma 1-0 (1990/91 semi-finals), Cagliari 2-3 Inter, Inter 3-0 Cagliari (1993/94 semi-finals), Inter 3-0 Lazio (1997/98 final in Paris).

Toldo ’s Inzaghi nightmare

Francesco Toldo has let in a total of 513 goals in official matches, Vincenzo Montella and Pippo Inzaghi the most prolific scorers against the current inter keeper with 10 goals each. The AC Milan striker has scored against Toldo in: Leffe v Ravenna (1992/93 Serie C1), twice in Atalanta v Fiorentina (1996/97 Serie A ), Juventus v Fiorentina (1997/98 Serie A ), Fiorentina v Juventus (1997/98 Coppa Italia), Juventus v Fiorentina (1998/99 Serie A ), twice in Juventus v Fiorentina (2000/01 Serie A ), Inter v AC Milan (2001/02 Serie A ) and Inter v AC Milan (2002/03 Serie A ).

Inter never beaten by local rivals in international tourneys

Inter have played AC Milan in international competitions on 2 previous occasions (both in the Munidalito tournament for club sides). On 28 June 1981 the Nerazzurri beat the Rossoneri 3-1, while the other match on 27 June 1987 finished 0-0.

All about Ivanov

Russian referee Valentin Ivanov was born in Moscow on 4 July 1961. A physical education teacher, Ivanov has been an international referee since 1997. He has never taken charge of an AC Milan match, while he refereed Inter’s 2-0 victory away to Bayer Leverkusen on 19 March. Ivanov also took charge of Silkeborg 0-2 Roma in the 1998/99 UEFA Cup and Italy’s 2-0 win over Finland in Palermo on 29 March.

wins(1) draws(1) defeats(1)

starting lineups

DIDA 1 Toldo
NESTA 23 Materazzi
MALDINI 13 Cannavaro
KALADZE 4 Zanetti
GATTUSO 7 Conceiçao
BROCCHI 14 Di Biagio
INZAGHI 20 Recoba


ABBIATI 12 Fontana
REDONDO 24 Gamarra
RIVALDO 26 Pasquale
SIMIC 11 Guglielminpietro