Final score

5 October 2003 20:30

33' (2nd half) Martins
AC Milan
32' (2nd half) SHEVCHENKO
2' (2nd half) KAKA
Referee: Massimo De Santis / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Stevanato / Fourth official: Saccani
Minute Text commentary
47' Nesta is booked for a foul on Emre. De Santis blows for half-time and is immediately surrounded by black and blue shirts.
46' Toldo makes a superb save from Sheva, who has the Nerazzurri defence in tatters with some fancy footwork.
45' There will be 2 minutes of additional time.
44' Emre plays a crossfield pass to Kallon who adances then shoots a right-footed shot hard and low at the near post. Dida saves.
43' Kily is booked for retaliation after being fouled by Kaka.
42' Seedorf takes on two then is stopped by Ivan Cordoba as he enters the box.
41' Pancaro whips in a cross from the left. The offside flag goes up.
39' 1-0 to them. Pippo Inzaghi beats Toldo with a header from Pirlo's free kick.
38' Kaka goes down five metres outside the Inter box. Free kick to Milan.
37' Helveg replaces van der Meyde.
36' Kallon chests the ball down with his back to goal then plays to Vieri. De Santis gives a free kick to the Rossoneri as the Sierra Leone forward is adjudged to have fouled Nesta.
35' Nesta makes a half clearance and Kallon plays straight to Vieri. Gattuso does well to stop Bobogol before he can turn and get a long shot in.
33' Milan go close to scoring. Sheva heads down Pancaro's left-wing cross then Inzaghi fires wide from close range.
32' Kallon curls the free kick to the near post, Dida saves.
31' Ale Nesta shoulder barges Vieri on the edge of the Milan penalty area as both players look to win the ball. Free kick.
29' Gattuso plays short to Inzaghi inside the Inter area. The Italian striker's diving header goes wide.
28' Vieri is caught in possession inside the Milan half and the visitors come forward.
27' Adani makes a great tackle on the edge of the Nerazzurri area to deny Shevchenko.
25' Adani smashes the ball out of play after Pancaro looks to find Kaka with a ball down the left wing.
21' Kallon remains on the ground after a collision with Dida. The Sierra Leone striker is slightly concussed after his head made contact with the Rossoneri keeper's knee.
20' Kaka slices the ball with his right foot to send his shot wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
19' Kallon plays in from the right after receiving a pass from van der Meyde, but his cross is too deep and Dida collects.
18' Inter are awarded a free kick on the right wing after Seedorf brings down Javier Zanetti. Van der Meyde's cross is cleared by Maldini's heel.
17' Inzaghi fires over Toldo's bar with a hard shot from just outside the area.
16' Kily sidesteps Gattuso on the left wing then shoots on goal from 25 yards. It finishes wide of Dida's right-hand post.
13' Adani slips and Sheva pounces. The Urkraine international then makes a diagonal run, taking on two players before firing over the bar.
12' Cannavaro makes a sliding tackle to deny Gattuso. Nesta then looks to find Cafu with an up-and-under, but the Brazilian is offside.
11' Toldo makes an excellent save from Kaka at the far post after Inzaghi's diagonal shot from the right takes a delfection. Toldo catches the resulting corner kick.
10' Kily Gonzalez finds Dida with a cross-cum-shot from the left wing.
9' The Meazza roars as Javier Zanetti snuffs out a Milan attack, winning the ball off Pancaro inside his own penalty area.
8' Inter win another free kick outside the Rossoneri box as Emre is sent flying by Pirlo. Emre and Kallon play short to Vieri, whose fierce left-footed shot whizzes over the far post.
7' Bobo receives just outside the area, controls then advances on goal but the flag goes up for offside.
5' Vieri gets on the end of a long ball into the Milan box, but Nesta gets the better of Bobo and clears.
4' Free kick to us outside the Milan box. Kallon curls it at the near post, Dida catches.
3' Seedorf takes the ball past fellow countryman van der Meyde then plays a short pass into our box. Javier Zanetti clears.
2' Cordoba slips while shielding the ball from Gattuso. The Colombian then shows all his character to win the ball back.
1' After a spectacular light show on the pitch at the Meazza and the usual spectacle on the stands, the Nerazzurri get the 256th Milan derby underway.
Minute Text commentary
49' De Santis brings the curtain down on the 256th Milan derby. 3-1 to the Rossoneri.
47' Toldo comes off his line and beats Sheva to a long ball forward.
46' Bobogol heads Helveg's right-wing cross inches wide of Dida's left-hand post.
45' There will be 4 minutes of additional time.
43' On the edge of the Rossoneri box Emre beats Maldini and Ambrosini then collides with the Milan captain, who requires treatment.
42' Cordoba anticipates Shevchenko on the right wing then Javier Zanetti brings the ball out of defence.
39' Milan substitution: Serginho replaces Inzaghi.
37' Oba shoots straight at Dida from yards out after a sweeping move involving Brechet and Vieri.
36' From the distance Emre fires inches wide. Javier Zanetti requires attention from the medics after a horrendous foul by Gattuso immediately before the Turk's shot.
35' Inzaghi makes a diagonal run on goal, Cordoba makes a clean tackle on the edge of the box.
33' OBAGOL!!!!!!!! Martins receives on the edge of the Milan box, advances then fires a superb shot past Dida and into the far corner.
32' 3-0. Shevchenko picks up the ball on the right wing then plays a one-two with Cafu before firing past Toldo from six yards.
31' Inzaghi fires wide from 12 metres after receiving square from Gattuso.
30' Milan substitution: Seedorf off, Ambrosini on.
29' Corboda fires a diagonal right-wing shot across the face of Dida's six-yard box.
28' Bobo wins a corner for us after his fierce volleys from Helveg's cross is deflected.
27' Good move by the Nerazzurri. Brechet combines with Martins and Vieri, but Bobo's final pass to the Nigerian striker is too long and Dida collects.
26' Cordoba gets back well to tackle Kaka as Milan comes forward on the counter-attack. But De Santis awards the Rossoneri a free kick...
24' Cafu brings Javier Zanetti down on the left wing. Cordoba outjumps the Milan defence and heads Emre's free kick onto the crossbar.
22' Cuper replaces Kily with Brechet, Ancelotti brings on Costacurta for Pancaro.
21' Emre sends a powerful left-footed shot wide of Dida's left-hand post.
20' Kily shows some nice skill on the left then moves to a more central position before unleashing a superb shot with the outside of his right foot. Dida saves.
19' Bobo dribbles Pirlo and Maldini then runs into Nesta on the edge of the Milan box.
18' Kily gets past two Rossoneri players but can't beat Gattuso, who makes a tackle to neutralise the threat.
15' Toldo makes a great save from Shevchenko who send a half-volley on target. Seconds later our keeper makes a one-handed save to deny Inzaghi at the far post.
13' Emre shows a mixture of grit and skill to spearhead a Nerazzurri attack on the right wing.
12' Sheva takes on Cannavaro then crosses over to the far post where Kaka heads over.
11' Helveg comes forward down the right wing, forcing former team-mate Maldini to make a tackle on the touchline.
9' Seedorf fires over after Sheva wreaks some more havoc in our box.
8' Free kick to us after Kily is fouled. Emre curls it into the area and Milan half clear. Bobo then receives in the box and hits the ball on the turn. Dida collects.
7' Cannavaro goes in high on Inzaghi. Free kick to Milan and the Italy captain is lucky to stay on the pitch.
5' Bobo goes down in the Milan box after a challenge with Nesta. No foul is given.
4' Cannavaro is booked by De Santis for fouling Kaka from behind.
4' Free kick to us in a central position 30 yards out. Bobo's fierce shot comes back off the red and black wall.
1' 2-0 to Milan. Gattuso receives from Sheva, beats two men then plays square to Kaka, who heads home from close range.
1' Milan get the second half underway. Martins has come on for Kallon. FORZA NERAZZURRI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Van Der Meyde
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.27
7 shots on target 8
7 shots off target 10
19 fouls committed 19
2 corners 1
2 offsides 5
23:57 ball possession 22:29
Previous meetings: Ancelotti v Inter

Current Rossoneri coach Ancelotti has recorded 7 victories, 3 defeats and 4 draws in his 14 previous matches against Inter. The last time he lost away to the Nerazzurri was Inter 1-0 Parma on 1 November 1997. Since then, Ancelotti has won 2 and drawn 3 matches away to Inter.

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 1-1

Previous meetings: Cuper v AC Milan

Inter coach Hector Cuper has notched 1 win, 2 draws and 3 defeats from his 6 matches against AC Milan.

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 1-1 0-0

Previous meetings: Cuper v Ancelotti

The current Inter and AC Milan coaches have met on 5 previous occasions. Ancelotti leads Cuper by 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 1-1 0-0

Shevchenko danger for Inter

AC Milan forward Shevchenko has scored 96 goals in competitive matches for the Nerazzurri's cross-town rivals. Ten of those have come in matches against Inter, the side the Ukraine hitman has scored most against.

No Nerazzurri penalty since March

Among the Italian big five (Juve, Inter, AC Milan, Lazio and Roma), Inter are the Serie A side that await a penalty the longest. Juventus, Lazio and Roma have all been awarded penalties so far this season, while the last time AC Milan were given a penalty in the Serie A was at Piacenza on the last day of last season. In Inter's case you have to go back to Inter 4-0 Como on 16 March 2003 when Vieri missed from the spot. Since then, 13 championship weeks have passed (the last 9 of the 2002/03 season and the first 4 of the current campaign).

Toldo’s Inzaghi nightmare

Francesco Toldo has let in a total of 518 goals in official matches, with Vincenzo Montella and Pippo Inzaghi the most prolific scorers against the current Inter keeper (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 looking for fifth clean sheet

Cuper's men haven't let in a goal in their first four matches of the 2003/04 Serie A (against Modena, Siena, Sampdoria and Udinese). The last player to put one past the Nerazzurri was Di Loreto, who on the final matchday of last season grabbed a 90th-minute equaliser to earn Perugia a 2-2 draw at the Meazza. A clean sheet against Milan will see the Nerazzurri equal their start to the 1972/73 season, when after 450 minutes of football they still hadn't let in a goal. The first goals conceded that season came in a 3-2 defeat by AC Milan in Week 7.

October derbies: Inter in front

Since the Serie A became a one-division championship in the late 1920s there have been 21 Milan derbies played in the month of October. Inter have the edge over the Rossoneri with 9 wins to 5. Inter have played 11 October derbies at home, with 5 wins and 3 defeats, while away from home the Nerazzurri have beaten Milan on 4 occasions and lost just twice. But Inter haven't won a Madonnina derby in October since 25/10/81 when Oriali scored the winner in a 1-0 away victory. Since that date there have been 5 October derbies (1984, 1986, 1995, 1999 and 2001). Milan have won 3, with the other 2 ending in draws.

No Nerazzurri home victory since 1998

Inter haven't won a Milan derby played at home since 21 January 1998 when Branca's 32nd-minute goal decided a Coppa Italia match between the two sides. Since then there have been 3 draws and 4 Rossoneri victories. The Nerazzurri's worst run of derby form at home was from 1986/87 to 1993/94 when they went 9 matches without a win (3 draws and 6 defeats).

Record start to season for Sheva

Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko has made a record start to the 2003/04 Serie A season with 4 goals in as many games. The Milan hitman scored 5 in 5 matches in 1999/00 (his debut season in Italy), though his 4th and 5th strikes came in Week 5.

wins(37) draws(31) defeats(31)
MILAN - Inter fell to their first defeat of the 2003/04 season on Sunday evening as the Rossoneri romped to a 3-1 victory in the 256th Milan derby. After goals from Inzaghi, Kaka and Shevchenko, substitute Oba Martins pulled one back with a splendid strike.

Match facts:

INTER 1-3 AC MILAN (ht 0-1)

Scorers: Inzaghi 39', Kaka 46, Shevchenko 76', Martins 77'

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 3 Kallon (30 Martins 46'), 4 J.Zanetti, 5 Emre, 6 C.Zanetti, 7 van der Meyde (Helveg 37'), 15 Adani, 17 Cannavaro, 18 Kily Gonzalez (31 Brechet 67'), 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 20 Recoba, 22 Okan, 25 Almeyda
Coach: Cuper

AC MILAN: 12 Dida, 2 Cafu, 3 Maldini, 7 Shevchenko, 8 Gattuso, 9 Inzaghi (27 Serginho 84'), 13 Nesta, 20 Seedorf (23 Ambrosini 67'), 21 Pirlo, 22 Kaka, 26 Pancaro (19 Costacurta)
Subs not used: 10 Rui Costa, 15 Tomasson, 24 Laursen, 77 Abbiati
Coach: Ancelotti

Referee: De Santis (Tivoli)

Booked: Kily Gonzalez 43', Kaka 43', Nesta 47', Cannavaro 49', Cordoba 70'

Spectators: 75,831

starting lineups

Toldo 1 DIDA
Cordoba 2 CAFU
Kallon 3 MALDINI
Zanetti 6 INZAGHI
Van Der Meyde 7 NESTA
Adani 15 SEEDORF
Cannavaro 17 PIRLO
Kily Gonzalez 18 KAKA
Vieri 32 PANCARO


Fontana 12 ABBIATI
Brechet 31 RUI COSTA
Helveg 13 TOMASSON
Almeyda 25 SERGINHO