Final score

9 November 2003 15:00

35' (2nd half) Vieri
5' (2nd half) Materazzi
26' Cruz
referee Marco Gabriele / linesmen Stagnoli, Contini / 4th man Mazzoleni
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Minutes Text commentary
45' Fourth man Mazzonleni indicates that there will be no additional time. 1-0 to us after the first half.
43' Cruz is fouled on the right wing. Van der Meyde curls the free kick into the area, Bobo flicks the ball to te far post and Cannavaro shoots wide from inside the six-yard box.
42' Cruz picks up a deflected return ball from Vieri then shoots on goal. Scarpi pulls off a spectacular one-handed save.
41' Emre is fouled for the umpteenth time. The offender is Hubner, yet to score in the Serie A this season.
40' Cannavaro plays forward to van der Meyde, who is anticpated by Berretta and Ancona come forward for just the third time in this match.
39' Van der Meyde is applauded by the Curva Nord as he wins a corner for the Nerazzurri. The Dutchman sends the corner kick to the near post, Ancona head clear.
37' Vieri outjumps the Ancona defence to head Emre's right-wing corner over the bar.
36' Milanese commits an ugly foul on Julio Cruz five metres outside the Ancona area.
36' Materazzi strikes a low shot on target which Scarpi fails to hold on to. But a team-mates smashes the ball out for a corner.
35' As you can see from the graphics beside the comments, it's all Inter at the Meazza.
33' Van der Meyde fires a low shot inches wide of the far post after latching onto a Materazzi through ball.
32' Goalscorer Cruz plays a spectacular overhead pass to van der Meyde, who is tackled by Viali.
31' Free kick to us after Bilica fouls Emre outside the box. Materazzi plays short to Coco, whose shot is blocked by Berretta.
29' Vieri is booked for handling the ball before firing into the net.
27' Van der Meyde is sent flying by Sommese on the left wing. Free kick.
26' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL! Julio Ricardo Cruz puts us 1-0 up with a wonderfully taken free kick that finds the top left-hand corner of the net. dedicates this goal to Chinese Nerazzurri fan Wang Wenjing.
25' We win a free kick 30 yards out after Emre is fouled from behind by Carrus, who is booked.
24' Cannavaro plays forward for Vieri. But Viali has read the move and anticipates the Inter striker.
23' Scarpi pulls off a tremendous save from Bobo, who shakes off a challenge from Milanese after receiving a lobbed pass from Cruz then fires on target.
21' Parenti remains on the ground following a tackle from behind by Coco. Within seconds the Ancona player is back on his feet.
20' Cristiano Zanetti finds space on the right channel then crosses intot he middle. Ancona clear.
19' Emre receives a short pass from Cannavaro then sends a long-range shot wide of Scarpi's right-hand post.
18' Coco twists and turns on the right to get the better of Andersson. The wing-back wins us a throw-in.
16' Cruz plays a one-two with Javier Zanetti on the right flank but the return pass is cut out by Milanese.
15' Materazzi anticipates Viali after Toldo fails to catch a right-wing cross. The resulting corner creates no problems for the Nerazzurri number one and Inter move out of defence.
14' Cannavaro makes a good tackle on Parente on the right wing but in referee Gabriele's eyes it's a foul.
14' Bobo sets up Cruz in the Ancona box. The Argentine's off-target header is cleared by the defence.
12' Ancona win a free kick on the right channel after Cannavaro fouls Berretta. They take it quickly and Berretta's shot floats over the crossbar at the far post.
10' Vieri puts van der Meyde through on the right channel but the Dutchman fails to get to the ball. Goal kick.
9' Materazzi gives the ball away to Sommese who starts a move on the left wing. Javier Zanetti recovers the ball.
8' Emre plays forward for Vieri. Viali makes an acrobatic clearance to deny Bobo a clear route through on goal.
7' Hubner commits another foul on Materazzi (this time just inside the Ancona half) as both players jump to meet a high ball.
6' The Nerazzurri are back on the attack but Ancona are marking our boys tightly.
5' From a tight angle on the far side of the Inter six-yard box Dario Hubner fires wide. But in any case the linesman's flag went up for offside.
4' Cruz picks up the ball on the edge of the Ancona box then sees his shot take a deflection. The reds defend well from Emre's right-wing corner.
3' Cristiano Zanetti sends a right-wing cross into the Ancona box. Viali blasts clear.
2' The Nerazzurri attack down the left with Coco, van der Meyde and Emre. The Turk dribbles an opponent then wins a corner. Van der Meyde's corner kick is headed over by Coco.
2' Hubner comes forward for Ancona then fouls Materazzi just inside our half of the pitch.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter v Ancona. The teams came on to the pitch wearing T-shirts in support of the Italian Association for Cancer Research. Inter win the toss and kick off.
Minutes Text commentary
47' Full time. Inter romp to a convincing 3-0 victory over Ancona.
45' There will be 2 minutes of additional time.
42' Sommese turns Cordoba and from the edge of the box shoots into the bottom left-hand corner. Offside.
42' Bobo Vieri's fierce, angled left-footed shot rebounds off the far post, then Scarpi saves the Inter striker's follow-up effort with his foot.
41' The crowd roars as Gabriele fails to award Inter a free kick for Milanese's blatant push on Martins.
41' The pacy Nigerian is clear through on goal after a Vieri assist, but the flag goes up for offside.
39' Inter win a corner after Viali beats Cannavaro to Kily's right-wing free kick and heads out of play.
36' Inter bring on Kily Gonzalez for Emre.
35' 3-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bobogol latches on to Lamouchi's through ball then flicks the ball over an onrushing Scarpi and in at the far corner.
34' It's Oba Martins time. The Nigerian striker replaces Cruz.
32' Cruz outjumps the Ancona defence but head's Emre's deep free kick way over the bar.
31' Ancona win a free kick 25 yards out. Milanese's low shot goes wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
29' Inter close to a third goal. Javier 'The Tractor' Zanetti takes the ball into the Ancona box then cuts back for Emre, whose low shot from 17 yards is blocked.
28' Lamouchi's shot from Coco's throw-in is well-saved by Scarpi, who has done well to keep the score down today.
28' Viali is yellow-catrded for a foul on Emre.
27' Coco plays to Cruz on the edge of the six-yard box, but the Argentine is anticipated by Milanese.
26' Parente again. The Ancona winger volleys on target at the far post, but Toldo makes a great save.
25' Unmarked in the Nerazzurri box, Parenti fires over Toldo's crossbar.
24' Ancona make another switch: Salvatore Bruno comes on for Dario Hubner.
22' Bobo turns on the edge of the Ancona box then shoots into the Curva Sud.
20' Milanese obstructs Cruz on the right wing. Free kick to us. The crowd cheers as news comes through that Udinese have taken the lead at the Delle Alpi.
20' Emre curls the free kick at the far post. At full stretch Scarpi saves.
19' Ganz is booed by the San Siro for a foul from behind on Cordoba.
18' Zac replaces Andy van der Meyde with Sabri Lamouchi.
17' Cordoba jumps to deny Hubner, though the Ancona forward is flagged for offside.
16' Toldo makes a superb save from Bilica, who shoots at the far post after getting on the end of Ancona's left-wing corner.
13' Ancona bring on Maurizio Ganz for Baccin.
12' Van der Meyde's deep left-wing free kick is sliced clear by Hubner. A loose ball from the corner falls to Cristiano Zanetti, whose effort with the outside of his foot is off-target.
10' Emre plays a shot pass to Vieri in the centre circle. Viali intercepts and Ancona come forward.
9' Sommese takes on two Nerazzurri on the right but there's no taking on Fabio Cannavaro.
8' Poggi picks up the ball in our box then shoots on the turn. It's wide.
7' Applauses for Cristiano 'The Hammer' Zanetti, who almost effortlessly shakes off a challenge from Hubner to win a duel on the right flank.
5' GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL! From the edge of the Ancona six-yard box Marco Materazzi heads van der Meyde's left-wing cross into the back of the net.
4' Coco plays a defence-splitting pass to Vieri, who shoots straight at Scarpi. Bobo's shot from the rebound is off-target.
3' Hubner receives a pass on the left wing then sends a cross over tho the far side, where Sommese fails to make contact.
2' Javier Zanetti anticpates paolo Poggi at the near post to beat the substitute to a right-wing cross.
1' Ancona get the second half underway, with Paolo Poggi on for Daniel Andersson.
1' Cristiano Zanetti looks to put Vieri through on goal. The pass is anticipated.
Van Der Meyde
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 7.42
11 shots on target 2
8 shots off target 5
13 fouls committed 23
9 corners 6
2 offsides 8
32:44 ball possession 20:14
Previous meetings: Zaccheroni v Sonetti

The current Inter and Ancona coaches have met on three occasions. Zaccheroni has won twice and drawn once, and his sides have always won at home without letting in goals.

In detail:

1991/92 Serie B Venezia-Bologna 1-0 1-1
1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Torino 1-0 ----

Previous meetings: Zaccheroni v Ancona

Zac has beaten Ancona once and lost three times. His sides have always lost at home to the Biancorossi.

In detail:
1991/92 Serie B Venezia-Ancona 1-2 1-2
1994/95 Serie B Cosenza-Ancona 0-1 2-1

Previous meetings: Sonetti v Inter

Out of nine matches, current Ancona boss Sonetti has beaten Inter three times and lost on four occasions.

In detail:

1984/85 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 1-1 0-1
1985/86 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 2-1 3-1
1986/87 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 1-0 0-1
1988/89 C. Italia Udinese-Inter 1-1 ----
1994/95 Serie A Torino-Inter ---- 1-2
1995/96 Serie A Torino-Inter ---- 0-4

Inter v Ancona: Disciplinary situation

Inter Disqualified: Nessuno
Cautioned: No one
Former players: No one
Ancona Disqualified: Nessuno
Cautionedi: Beretta, Milanese, Viali
Former players: Ganz (98 appearances, 39 goals in official matches from July 1995 to December 1997) Milanese (24 appearances, 1 goal in official matches from January 1998 to June 1999) Pandev (youth sector in 2001/02)

Inter's second-half sprints

Inter are one of the three 2003/04 Serie A sides that have improved their results most in the second halves of matches. The Nerazzurri have gained 5 points in the second periods of 3 of the 8 matches played so far: from 0-0 to 2-0 against Modena and Chievo, and from 0-1 to 2-2 at Brescia. Roma and Parma are the other two teams that have earned 5 points in the second halves of matches so far this season.

No Ancona goal for 180' minutes, none conceded for 221'

Ancona's last goal came 180 minutes ago courtesy of Ganz, who scored in the last minute of Ancona 2-3 Juventus). The last time they let in a goal was in the same match, when Miccoli scored for the Bianconeri in the 49th minute.

Ancona looking for first Serie A away win

The Biancorossi are in the Serie A for the second season in their history, and are still looking for their first away win in the top flight. Including the away matches in 1992/93, Ancona have played a total of 20 games, with 16 defeats and 4 draws.

Three birthdays on Sunday

Three players celebrate their birthdays on Sunday: Sabri Lamouchi (32), Sergio Marcon (33) and Salvatore Bruno (24).

Inter's defensive solidity

Together with Roma, Inter are the side that has kept the most clean sheets after 8 weeks of the Serie A season. The Nerazzurri and Giallorossi have conceded zero goals in 6 out of 8 matches. Toldo's net was last pierced 221 minutes ago by Caracciolo in the 49th minute of Brescia 2-2 Inter.

wins(2) draws(0) defeats(0)
MILAN - The Nerazzurri made light work of Serie A new boys Ancona at the San Siro on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 victory thanks to goals from front men Cruz and Vieri and defender Materazzi.

Inter dominated from start to finish and the Argentine forward opened the scoring after 26 minutes with a magnificent long-range free kick which sailed into the top left-hand corner. Minutes after Cruz's third goal in black and blue, Christian Vieri found the target but was cautioned for handling the ball before shooting.

Marco Materazzi added Inter's second with his third goal of the season just after the restart. From the edge of the six-yard box the central defender outjumped his marker then powered a header into the bottom left-hand corner.

Christian Vieri completed the scoring on 80 minutes when he latched on to Lamouchi's defence-splitting pass then neatly flicked the ball over an onrushing Scarpi and into the far corner. Bobogol hit the post in the final minutes with an angled left-footed shot that had Scarpi beaten.

Match facts:

INTER 3-0 ANCONA: (ht: 1-0)

Scorers: Cruz 26', Materazzi 50', Vieri 80'

INTER: Toldo, Cordoba, J. Zanetti, Emre (Kily Gonzalez 81'), C. Zanetti, Van der Meyde (Lamouchi 63'), Cruz (Martins 79'), Cannavaro, Materazzi, Vieri, Coco
Subs not used: Fontana, Helveg, Adani, Almeyda
Coach: Zaccheroni

ANCONA: Scarpi, Bilica, Andersson, Milanese, Berretta, Baccin (Ganz 46'), Carrus, Viali, Hubner (Bruno 69'), Sommese, Parente
Subs not used: Marcon, Russo, Poggi, Esposito, Sussi
Coach: Sonetti

Referee: Gabriele (Frosinone)

Yellow cards: Carrus 25', Vieri 29', Viali 73'

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Scarpi
Cordoba 2 Bilica
Zanetti 4 Andersson
Emre 5 Milanese
Zanetti 6 Beretta
Van Der Meyde 7 Baccin
Cruz 9 Carrus
Cannavaro 17 Viali
Materazzi 23 Hubner
Vieri 32 Sommese
Coco 77 Parente


Fontana 12 Marcon
Lamouchi 8 Russo
Helveg 13 Poggi
Adani 15 Esposito
Kily Gonzalez 18 Sussi
Almeyda 25 Ganz
Martins 30 Bruno