Final score

18 October 2003 18:00

4' (2nd half) Caracciolo
21' Baggio
42' (2nd half) Vieri (P)
17' (2nd half) Cruz
Referee: Tiziano Pieri / Linesmen: Pisacreta, Copelli / Fourth official: Castellani
Minute Text commentary
45' Pieri blows for half time.
44' Inter build up a move on the right wing. Captain Zanetti wins a corner. Saja punches clear Recoba's corner kick.
42' Vieri gets on the end of high ball into the Brescia are and volleys over the bar.
41' Helveg loses the ball in defence then wins it back again after a challenge on Baggio.
40' Vieri looks to get on the end of of ball into the Brescia six-yard box but Saja gets there first.
39' The Nerazzurri maintain possession of the ball and start showing some good football.
38' Filippini intercepts Materazzi's long ball foward and sets up a counter-attack.
36' Brescia win a free kick in their own box after Kily fouls Martinez.
33' Recoba picks up the ball in the Brescia box then cuts back for Kily Gonzalez. The Argentine fails to make clean contact with the ball.
32' Cristiano Zanetti sends a left-wing cross into the Brescia box. Dainelli clears.
30' Javier Zanetti plays the ball through to Vieri, who is anticipated.
28' Matuzalem shakes off a challenge from Almeyda on the left wing then cuts the ball back to Baggio, who plays a one-two with Caracciolo then shoots off-target from just outside the six-yard box. Pieri gives a foul against Il Divin Codino.
26' Di Biagio combines with Baggio and Matuzalem, but the latter's final pass is intercepted by the Nerazzurri defence.
23' Caracciolo twists and turns on the right but can't find a way past Brechet and Materazzi.
21' Playing his 430th Serie A match, Roberto Baggio capitalises on a goalkeeping error by Toldo and shoots into an open goal. It's his 195th Serie A goal.
20' Spectacular shot by Kily, who picks up a ball from Cristianoi Zanetti and volleys at the near post with the outside of his left foot.
18' Cristiano Zanetti links up with Kily on the left wing then crosses into the box. Mareco clears.
15' On the right wing Matrix tackles Carraciolo to clear from danger.
13' Di Biagio strikes the free kick on target, Toldo gets down well and saves.
12' Di Biagio beats Vieri to a ball and makes a run down the middle. Almeyda brings down his former team-mate from behind. Free kick to the Swallows.
10' Vieri sprints onto a ball played into the Brescia box, but Dainelli gets the better of the Inter striker and plays the ball out of defence.
9' Cordoba anticipates Baggio in the Inter box and blasts clear.
8' Inter win a right-wing corner. Recoba plays the ball over to the far post where Cordoba heads over the crossbar.
7' Brechet goes on a run down the left then crosses into the Brescia box. Petruzzi heads clear.
5' Materazzi snuffs out a Brescia attack and plays the ball to Recoba. The Uruguayan is stopped in midfield.
3' Carraciolo combines with Baggio on the right wing then passes to Matuzalem, who brings the best out of Toldo with a well-struck shot from outside the area.
2' Inter slowly build up a move from the back and come forward. Mareco intercepts the ball in midfield.
1' The Nerazzurri, playing in their yellow away strip, get the match underway.
Minute Text commentary
52' Vieri heads Recoba's right-wing corner well off target. It's the last action of the match as Pieri blows for full time. Brescia 2-2 Inter.
50' Free kick to Inter on the left wing as Emre is fouled. Recoba's cross is cleared by the Brescia defence. Seconds later El Chino whips the ball into the box. Cruz' header is too weak.
48' Baggio sets up Caracciolo with a chipped pass forward. But Cordoba is right on his man and wins the ball.
45' There will be 7 minutes of additional time.
43' Brighi replaces former Nerazzurri player Di Biagio.
42' We're level! Bobogol smashes the ball into the back of the net. FORZA RAGAZZI!
41' Penalty to Inter as Cruz is brought down in the area by Dainelli.
38' Brescia come forward on the break with Baggio. The veteran striker lays the ball off for Caracciolo who is fouled by Cordoba.
35' Javier Zanetti receives a blow to the head during a challenge and requires attention from the medics.
34' Caracciolo remains on the ground following a tackle by Materazzi. Free kick to Brescia 35 yards out.
33' Emre dribbles an opponent then tries to weave his way into the box. Pieri blows for a foul by the Turk on Schopp.
32' Inter mount a sustained attack but the Brescia defence holds up well. The ball is eventually played forward to Baggio, who counter-attacks.
30' Recoba receives on the left wing from Brechet then unleashes a left-footed shot which Saja tips round for a corner.
27' Mauri attempts a shot with the outside of his right foot but it's way off target.
26' De Biasi brings on Mauri for Bachini.
23' Cuper replaces Helveg with Emre.
22' Brescia substitution: Schopp replaces Filippini.
19' Helveg crosses in from the right wing. Cruz fouls Filippini in his attempt to win the ball.
17' GOAL! Cruz reduces the deficit with a diving header from Recoba's free kick.
16' Recoba chests the ball down then from 25 yards sends a low, angled shot wide of the far post.
15' Julio 'El Jardinero' Cruz comes on for Kily Gonzalez.
14' Vieri heads Brechet's left-wing cross off-target.
10' Caracciolo is stretchered off after Materazzi commits a foul on the Brescia striker.
9' Dainelli requires attention following an aerial clash with Recoba.
7' Caracciolo creates more danger for Inter but Cordoba is well-positioned and makes a good challenge inside the Inter penalty area.
6' Materazzi heads Recoba's left-wing corner down for Vieri, who fails to beat Saja from close range.
5' Cruz is warming up on the touchline.
4' Young talent Caracciolo outjumps the Inter defence to head Baggio's right-wing cross past Toldo from six yards.
2' Recoba's right-wing corner kick is headed inches wide by Brechet.
1' Matulazem fires a ferocious shot just wide of Toldo's right-hand post after a good move by Brescia.
1' No changes have been made to either teams as Brescia kick off the second half.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.43
4 shots on target 6
2 shots off target 4
12 fouls committed 17
1 corners 10
3 offsides 1
25:38 ball possession 28:31
Previous meetings: Cuper v Brescia

Hector Cuper has won all four of his previous matches against Brescia.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Inter-Brescia 2-1 3-1
2002/03 Serie A Inter-Brescia 4-0 1-0

Previous meetings: De Biasi v Inter

The current Brescia boss has faced Inter on two previous occasions. Both matches were played last season when De Biasi was Modena coach.

In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Modena-Inter 0-2 0-2

Baggio looking for 17th goal against Nerazzurri

With 194 goals to his credit, Roberto Baggio is the top Serie A scorer still playing. Il Divin Codino has scored 16 of those in matches against Inter, his favourite target. Baggio's last effort against the Nerazzurri came in Brescia 1-0 Inter on 29 April 2001.

Di Biagio also up against favourite target

Luigi Di Biagio is another former Nerazzurri player who has scored more against Inter (and AC Milan) in his career than against any other club. Of his 61 goals, the midfielder has put 5 past both Milanese sides.

No clean sheet for Brescia since May

Brescia have played 10 official matches so far this season (5 in the Serie A, 4 in the Intertoto competition and 1 in the Coppa Italia) and have let in 19 goals, at least one goal on every occasion. The last time Brescia kept a clean sheet was in their 1-0 win at home to AC Milan on 10 May 2003. Since then the Nerazzurri's Lombardy rivals have let in 24 goals in 12 matches played.

Worst scoring start to season for Inter in 20 years

Inter haven't scored so few goals in the first 5 weeks of a Serie A championship for 20 years. In the opening 450 minutes of the 1983/84 season, the Nerazzurri scored just twice: Bini against Sampdoria and Altobelli against Napoli. At the end of the championship (30 matches), Inter had totalled 37 goals.

Nerazzurri goal invincible away from home for 469'

Cuper's troops haven't let in a single goal in their last 5 competitive away matches (Serie A and Champions League). Gautieri was the last player to put a goal past Toldo in Nerazzurri away matches when his 71st-minute strike cancelled out Martins' opening goal in Atalanta 1-1 Inter on 3 May 2003.

No Inter 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, 14 championship weeks have passed (the last 9 of the 2002/03 season and the first 5 of the current campaign).

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 last season. The Nerazzurri boast 13 wins and 8 draws in the other 20 Lombardy derbies since 3 points were awarded for a win (against Atalanta, Brescia, Como, Cremonese and AC Milan).

wins(13) draws(14) defeats(5)
BRESCIA - Inter came back from two goals behind to force a draw in Saturday's Lombardy derby at Brescia.

Roberto Baggio put the home side in front after 21 minutes of play when he capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake by Toldo and shot into an open goal.

The veteran striker created his side's second four minutes after the restart when his right-wing cross was headed home by Caracciolo.

Cuper responded by throwing on Cruz for Kily and two minutes later El Jardinero pulled a goal back for the Nerazzurri with a diving header from Recoba's pass over the Brescia defence.

Christian Vieri levelled the score three minutes from time with a superb finish from the penalty spot after Cruz was sent reeling by Dainelli.

Match facts:

BRESCIA 2-2 INTER (ht: 1-0)

Scorers: Baggio 21', Carraciolo 49', Cruz 62', Vieri 87' (pen)

BRESCIA: Saja, Dainelli, Mareco, Petruzzi, Martinez, Matuzalem, Bachini (Mauri 71'), Filippini (Schopp 67'), Di Biagio (Brighi 88'), Baggio, Caracciolo
Subs not used: Agliardi, Maniero, Correa, Gonzalez
Coach: De Biasi

INTER: Toldo, Helveg (Emre 68'), Cordoba, Materazzi, Brechet, J.Zanetti, C.Zanetti, Almeyda, Kily Gonzalez (Cruz 60'), Recoba, Vieri
Subs not used: Fontana, Adani, Cannavaro, Okan, Martins
Coach: Cuper

Referee: Pieri

starting lineups

Saja 1 Toldo
Dainelli 2 Cordoba
Petruzzi 4 Zanetti
Martinez 6 Zanetti
Matuzalem 13 Helveg
Baggio 18 Kily Gonzalez
Mareco 20 Recoba
Filippini 23 Materazzi
Bachini 25 Almeyda
Caracciolo 31 Brechet
Di Biagio 32 Vieri


Agliardi 12 Fontana
Mauri 5 Emre
Brighi 9 Cruz
Maniero 15 Adani
Correa 17 Cannavaro
Schopp 22 Okan
Gonzalez 30 Martins