Final score

13 May 2003 20:45

37' (2nd half) Martins
AC Milan
1' (2nd half) Shevchenko
Referee: Gilles Veissière / Linesmen: Frédéric Arnault, Jean-Philippe Izzo / Fourth official: Pascal Garibian
Minute Text commentary
45' 2 minutes of additional time to play.
45' Rui Costa curls a shot on target from a quickly taken corner. Toldo makes an easy catch.
44' The visitors enjoy a few moments of ball possession, which terminate with Rui Costa’s shot into the Curva Nord.
42' Free kick to us 20 yards out (left channel) after Emre is chopped down by Nesta.
41' Rui Costa is cautioned for a foul from behind on Javier Zanetti.
40' It’s a Nerazzurri sandwich as Di Biagio and Cristiano Zanetti challenge Seedorf. Gladiator is booked by Veissiere.
39' Conceicao is anticipated by Nesta after receiving inside the box from Crespo.
38' Seconds later, Gattuso also finds his way into the ref’s book for excessive protests.
37' Inzaghi is booked for pushing Cordoba in the Inter box.
35' Dalmat is warming up.
35' The Portuguese midfielder is stretchered off. Nerazzurri momentarily down to ten men.
34' Conceiçao remains on the ground following a harsh challenge by Gattuso in midfield.
31' Recoba twists and turns on the left wing then crosses over to the far side of the box, where Conceiçao fails to make contact.
29' Di Bigaio clears from a corner with a majestic header.
28' Emre receives from Javier Zanetti then combines with Conceiçao, who slips in the Rossoneri box.
25' Emre dances past an opponent on the left then sends a cross into the box. No Nerazzurri player manages to make contact.
24' Shevchenko sends a low, angled drive wide of the far post after beating Cannavaro on the right wing.
23' Toldo requires attention from the medical staff after anticipating Inzaghi to a ball.
22' Superb right-wing cross by Conceiçao. Crespo reaches the ball but fails to volley home.
21' Rui Costa is clear through on goal. But the Portuguese international hesistates in the Inter box and Materazzi makes the tackle.
19' Cordoba blocks an angled shot from Inzaghi, but the flag goes up for offside.
16' The Nerazzurri come streaming forward with Javier Zanetti in inspirational form. The move ends with Di Biagio’s left-wing cross into the middle, which is too high for Crespo.
13' Marco Materazzi plays a long ball forward. It sails over the Rossoneri defence and Crespo makes the shot but it’s too central and Abbiati saves.
11' Shevchenko lays the ball off for Gattuso on the edge of our box. The Milan midfielder gets a shot in, but it’s wide.
8' Superb right wing play by us. Cordoba clears out of defence and passes to Javier Zanetti. Our captain passes on to Conceiçao, who dummies Kaladze and crosses in for Crespo. The ball is too high.
7' Milan area awarded a free kick 40 yards out after Sheva is fouled by Cannavaro. Pirlo’s ambitious long-range shot goes wide.
5' Recoba takes Inter's first corner. The Rossoneri defence clear.
4' Milan win two corners in quick succession. Inzaghi pushes Cannavaro on the second occasion. Free kick to us.
3' Recoba receives from Conceiçao 10 yards outside the Rossoneri box. Nesta anticipates the Uruguayan and clears.
2' Shevchenko takes the ball to the by-line, Cordoba makes a sliding tackle to prevent the Ukraine striker from getting a cross in.
1' The long wait is over. Monsieur Veissiere blows his whistle and the Nerazzurri kick off this Champions League semi-final return leg. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
Minute Text commentary
47' It's all over. Inter 1-1 AC Milan and the Rossoneri go through to the final on the away goals rule.
44' 2 minutes of additional time.
43' Abbiati makes a crucial save from Cordoba’s near-post header.
41' Oooohhh! Kallon has a great chance to finish off the match, but his angled shot on target takes a deflection. Corner.
38' Kaladze is booked for hand ball.
37' OBAGOL!!!!!!! On the edge of the Milan box Martins beats Maldini to the ball and slots past Abbiati.
36' Serginho's free kick goes wide.
35' Free kick to Milan after Materazzi kicks Shevchenko where it hurts.
33' Milan substitution – Serginho replaces Inzaghi.
31' Javier Zanetti makes a trademark run down the right and wins a corner. At the other end, Conceiçao sees a free kick given against him for a foul on Inzaghi.
28' The Nerazzurri win two more corners as Abbiati clears. Oba Martins' effort from the second goes over.
27' Abbiati punches clear Conceiçao’s 20-yard free kick. Corner to us.
25' Cuper replaces Crespo with Kallon.
24' Dalmat intercepts Maldini then plays forward to Martins who collides with Nesta in the box. Free kick to Milan. Kallon is set to come on.
23' Crespo half clears from a Milan corner. Nesta pounces on the loose ball and shoots way over.
21' Emre’s curled set piece is over the bar.
20' Maldini teaches Martins what Madonnina derbies are all about with a rough challenge. Free kick to us in a central position 20 yards out.
19' Milan substitution – Ambrosini comes on for Rui Costa.
18' Sergio Conceiçao blasts wide after Emre's free kick is punched clear by Abbiati.
16' Seedorf fouls Javier Zanetti on the edge of the Milan box (right channel). Free kick to us.
15' Cristiano Zanetti receives from his namesake and chips the ball over the Milan defence. Crespo is anticipated by Abbiati.
14' Martins’ left-wing cross takes a deflection off Nesta’s right leg and goes out for a corner.
12' Materazzi slips while taking a free kick for Inter. Goal kick to them.
10' Another pacy run from Martins finishes with the Nigerian youngster slipping just outside the box.
9' Javier Zanetti storms through the middle and fires on target from 20 yards. Abbiati saves.
6' Shevchenko flicks on a ball for Inzaghi, but the Italian international fails to reach it.
5' Martins makes a blistering run down the left wing, then runs the ball out of play.
4' Materazzi anticipates Sheva on the edge of the Inter area.
3' Inter make two half-time substitutions. Martins and Dalmat replace Recoba and Di Biagio.
3' Milan kick off the second half.
2' It's 1-0 to them after the first half.
2' Crespo collides with Maldini in the Rossoneri box.
1' Milan take the lead through Shevchenko, who beats Cordoba then slots the ball past an advancing Toldo.
Di Biagio
Average rating 5.99
6 shots on target 2
3 shots off target 8
15 fouls committed 24
8 corners 8
0 offsides 2
22:53 ball possession 24:54
Previous meetings: Ancelotti v Inter

Carlo Ancelotti has faced Inter in official matches on 13 occasions, collecting 7 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats.

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 1-0
2002/03 Champ.League AC Milan-Inter 0-0 ----

Previous meetings: Cuper v AC Milan

Hector Cuper has faced AC Milan in official matches on 5 occasions. The Argentine coach has recorded 1 victory, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 2-4 1-0
2002/03 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 0-1 0-1
2002/03 Champ.League Inter-AC Milan ---- 0-0

Previous meetings:

The Champions League semi-final return leg marks the 5th meeting between the two coaches. Ancelotti has the edge over Cuper with 2 victories to 1.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-AC Milan --- 1-0
2002/03 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 0-1 0-1
2002/03 Champ.League Inter-AC Milan ---- 0-0

Nerazzurri aiming to reach 5th final

Inter have reached the European Cup/Champions League final on 4 occasions. They won Europe's VIP tournament in 1963/64 and 1964/65, and lost to Glasgow Celtic in 1966/67 and Ajax in 1971/72. Current Inter coach Cuper is looking to reach his third final in three tournaments, having already done so with Valencia in 1999/00 and 2000/01.

Nerazzurri victorious in only European Cup penalty shoot-out

Inter have played extra time and contested a penalty shoot-out on only one occasion in European Cup/Champions League history. After two goalless draws in the 1971/72 European Cup semi-final the Nerazzurri beat Glasgow Celtic 5-4 after penalties.

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.

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).

Maldini set to overtake Bergomi

If fielded against Inter in the return leg, AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini will play his 45th Milan derby to overtake former Nerazzurri defender Giuseppe Bergomi, who during his career played 44 official matches against the Rossoneri.

100th international appearance for Costacurta

Alessandro 'Billy' Costacurta will celebrate his 100th international appearance for AC Milan if he plays in Tuesday's Euroderby. The veteran defender has played 73 matches in the European Cup/Champions League, 14 in the UEFA Cup, 8 in the European Super Cup and 4 in the Intercontinental Cup. Costacurta made his international debut on 7 September 1988 in the Rossoneri's 2-0 European Cup victory away to Levski Sofia.

Toldo’s Inzaghi nightmare

Francesco Toldo has let in a total of 514 goals in official matches, Vincenzo Montella and Pippo Inzaghi being 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 ).

13th Italian Euroderby

Inter v AC Milan 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).

Rossoneri looking to reach 9th final

AC Milan are looking to reach their 9th European Cup/Champions League final. The Rossoneri have won the competition on 5 occasions (1962/63, 1968/69, 1988/89, 1989/90 and 1993/94), and were beaten by Real Madrid (in 1957/58), Olympique Marseille (1992/93) and Ajax (1994/95). Ancelotti has never coached a team to a Champions League final, but he won the European Cup as an AC Milan player in 1988/89 and 1989/90.

Inter never beaten by local rivals in international tourneys

Inter have played AC Milan in international competitions on 3 previous occasions. Before last week's 0-0 draw in the semi-final first leg, the Nerazzurri registered another goalless draw with their rivals in the Mundialito tournament for clubs on 27 June 1987, and beat the Rossoneri 3-1in the same competition on 28 June 1981.

No goal against AC Milan for 282 minutes

The last time the Nerazzurri scored against their cross-city rivals was Vieri's 78th-minute effort in last year's Serie A derby played away from home (3 March 2002). Considering that Inter lost both 2002/03 championship matches 1-0 and drew last week's semi-final first leg 0-0, 282 minutes have passed without an Inter goal in Milan derbies.

100th Inter match for Cuper

Against AC Milan in the Champions League semi-final return leg, Hector Cuper celebrates 100 official matches with Inter. With 66 games in the Serie A, 4 in the Coppa Italia and 29 in European cup competitions, the Argentine coach has collected 52 victories, 26 draws and 21 defeats. His first match as Nerazzurri coach was the 4-1 win at home to Perugia on 26 August 2001.

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

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Abbiati
Cordoba 2 Maldini
Zanetti 4 Kaladze
Emre 5 Shevchenko
Zanetti 6 Gattuso
Conceiçao 7 Inzaghi
Crespo 9 Rui Costa
Cannavaro 13 Nesta
Di Biagio 14 Costacurta
Recoba 20 Seedorf
Materazzi 23 Pirlo


Fontana 12 Fiori
Kallon 3 Rivaldo
Dalmat 18 Tomasson
Gamarra 24 Ambrosini
Pasquale 26 Roque Junior
Martins 30 Serginho
Vivas 31 Brocchi