Final score

4 December 2003 20:30

30' (2nd half) Cruz (P)
17' (2nd half) Cruz
10' (2nd half) Di Michele
referee Luca Palanca / linesmen Gemignani, De Santis / 4th man De Marco
Minutes Text commentary
45' Nakamura curls the set piece deep into the Inter box. Fontana punches clear.
45' Palanca blows for half time. Inter 0-0 Reggina.
44' Free kick to them 25 yards out as Luciano is adjudged to have brought down Tedesco.
43' Baiocco wins a duel with Farinos in midfield then plays wide to Falsini on the left wing. The flag goes up for offside.
42' Karagounis receives a pass on the edge of the Reggina area and hits the ball first time. It takes a slight deflection off an opponent and finishes just wide of the far post.
41' Great individual play by Brechet and Karagounis on the left wing. The ball eventually falls to Martins, who shows lots of skill on the edge of the Calabrian box but can't find room for a shot.
40' Torrisi fouls Oba just inside the Reggina half. From the free kick, the Nerazzurri work a move on the right (Farinos and Luciano) before Reggina intercept.
39' Farinos is in acres of space in midfield as he picks up a short pass. The Spaniard plays forward to Rebecchi, but the pass is too long.
37' Farinos crosses into the middle. A Reggina defender heads clear.
36' Another free kick for Inter as Rebecchi is fouled on the right channel.
34' Kily combines with Karagounis on the left wing then crosses into the six-yard box. Martins and Rebecchi both fail to apply the final touch.
33' Obagol outjumps three opponents and heads just over from Luciano's long throw-in into the Reggina box.
31' Superb sliding tackle by Jeremie Brechet, who denies Martinez a shot on goal from nine yards.
30' Gamarra makes an acrobatic interception to deny Bonazzoli.
28' The Greek midfielder receives an inch-perfect pass from Lamouchi then sidesteps an opponent before firing a powerful shot over the bar.
27' From the right wing Luciano plays the ball into the Reggina penalty area. Neither Martins nor Karagounis make it.
26' Yellow card for Mesto, who literally pulls Karagounis off the ball ten yards inside the Reggina half.
25' Rebecchi tries to take on Franceschini as the Nerazzurri come forward, but the Reggina defender makes a good tackle.
23' Palanca tells Franceschini to calm down after a terrible foul on Rebecchi in our half.
22' Kily curls a low ball to the near post. Bonazzoli intercepts and gives away a corner.
21' Mario Rebecchi is brought down by Franceschini. Free kick to us 20 yards out to the right of the Reggina goal.
20' After the first twenty minutes of play it's the Nerazzurri who are in command.
19' Kily curls the ball into the middle, Franceschini heads clear.
18' Free kick to us after Franceschini pulls Oba's shirt on the right wing.
16' Karagounis takes on two in midfield then puts Rebecchi through. Jiranek makes a good challenge to prevent a goal-scoring opportunity.
15' Bonazzoli is caught offside as he races onto a ball played over our defence.
13' Inter come forward on the break after the defence snuff out Tedesco's attack. Oba races to the left-wing by-line then goes down, but once again there is no foul.
12' From a left-wing corner, Brechet plays a dangerous cross into the Reggina six-yard box. Adani just misses out on poking home from close range.
11' A burst of pace from Oba Martins causes problems for Torrisi. The Nigerian goes down on the right-wing by-line, but for referee Palanca there's no contact and therefore no penalty.
10' Luciano shoots on goal from a tight angle after receiving short from Lamouchi. Belardi saves.
9' Farinos picks out Rebecchi on the right wing. The young midfielder plays to Luciano who wins a corner.
7' Reggina come forward through Bonazzoli and Nakamura. From the left wing, the Japanese playmaker crosses over to the far side, where Karagounis clears with a header.
6' Luciano plays short to Obagol, who rids of one opponent then passes to Lamouchi. The French midfielder's shot is blocked by the Reggina defence.
5' Free kick to us to the left of the Reggina goal (20 metres) after Karagounis is brought down by Mesto. The Greek international curls the set piece to the near post, Belardi punches the ball out for a corner.
4' Reggina maintain possession in their own half then come forward, but the move is immediately broken down by our defence.
3' Pressed by Falsini, Luciano plays back to Fontana, who kicks the ball into the Calabrian half.
2' Karagounis is fouled in a central position 40 yards out. Lamouchi plays to Farinos, who picks out Brechet on the right flank. The Frenchman's cross goes across the face of the Reggina goal.
1' Welcome to our live commentary of Inter v Reggina. The Nerazzurri, captained by Farinos, kick off.
Minutes Text commentary
48' That's it. Inter defend a 2-1 lead in the return leg in Reggio Calabria.
44' Okan gives away a throw-in just inside our half as he tries to shield the ball from Falsini.
43' Falsini's shot from the distance is blocked by three Nerazzurri.
41' Offside. Torrisi is flagged as he runs onto Baiocco's set piece.
39' Farinos is yellow-carded for fouling Tedesco from behind in midfield.
36' Unmarked just outside Fontana's six-yard box, Torrisi heads a left-wing cross off target.
35' The Nigerian runs onto a Cruz pass into the Reggina box but can't find a way past Jiranek.
34' Oba Martins receives from Okan, turns his marker then shoots. Belardi saves.
31' Cruz 2-1 Reggina. Inter's man of the moment fires into the bottom left-hand corner.
30' Penalty! Julio Cruz is tripped by Mesto right on the edge of the box.
29' Inter substitution: Okan comes on for Karagounis.
27' Adani takes a knock to his right knee during a challenge with Mesto. Free kick to us.
26' Di Michele finds the net for Reggina, but the flag has already gone up for offside.
26' Mesto's right-wing cross goes out of play at the far post. Goal kick.
25' Reggina substitution: Bonazzaoli is replaced by Stellone.
24' Inter have stepped up a gear as we win two more corners in the space of a minute.
22' Lamouchi's shot from 18 yards takes a deflection. Corner.
19' Kily creates space on the left then plays to Oba at the near post. Reggina win a goal kick.
18' From the distance, Brechet thunders a shot over the Reggina crossbar.
17' Luciano passes to Cruz, who takes the ball into the Reggina box then mis-times his shot.
17' GOOOOAAALLLL!!!!! This time he makes no mistake. The Argentine forward curls a right-footed shot into the roof of the net after sidestepping an opponent to the left of the penalty area.
15' Reggina go close to a second goal. Bonazzoli picks up the ball on the edge of the box then evades a challenge before sending a shot just over the far post.
13' Bonazzoli's header from Martinez's right-wing free kick goes wide.
11' Zac brings on Cruz for Rebecchi.
10' 1-0 to them. Substitute Di Michele fires home from close range after picking up a pass from Baiocco.
8' Jimmy Fontana tries to find Rebecchi with a long ball upfield, but Franceschini gets there first.
8' Reggina substitution: Di Michele replaces Nakamura.
6' Kily Gonzalez strikes a low, left-footed shot on target, but a Reggina player blocks and it's a corner kick for us.
5' Kily crosses into the Reggina six-yard box. Rebecchi's outstretched leg doesn't make contact with the ball.
4' Martinez tries to lob Fontana from the right of the Inter goal. The ball finishes on top of the net.
3' Martinez is cautioned for fouling Kily Gonzalez in full flight.
2' Luciano fouls Falsini and Reggina earn a free kick.
1' The visitors get the second half underway.
1' Inter keep possession in the opening minute.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 6.91
5 shots on target 1
7 shots off target 4
22 fouls committed 24
11 corners 0
0 offsides 8
26:55 ball possession 20:08
Camolese v Inter

Giancarlo Camolese is still looking for his first win (as a coach) against Inter, with 1 draw, 2 defeats and no goals scored in his previous 3 clashes with the Nerazzurri.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Torino-Inter 0-1 0-0
2002/03 Serie A Torino-Inter ---- 0-1

Zaccheroni v Inter

As a coach, Zaccheroni has never lost against Reggina (5 wins and 1 draw). Sides coached by Zac have scored at least one goal in every match against the Calabrians, for a total of 17.

In detail:

1997/98 C. Italia Udinese-Reggina 4-0 2-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Reggina 2-2 2-1
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Reggina 1-0 ----
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Reggina 6-0 ----

Zaccheroni v Camolese

The only previous meeting between the two coaches was won by the new Reggina boss on 27 January 2002.

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Torino ---- 0-1

Leon among top scorers for Reggina in cup

Thanks to the brace of goals he scored against Salernitana in the last round of the Tim Cup, Honduras player Leon has reached Kallon as Reggina's third-top scorer in the competition. First is Vallongo with 5 goals, followed by Merighi with 4. Behind Leon and Kallon are Cozza, Di Michele and Mozart with 2 goals each.

No Reggina draw in 7 Coppa Italia matches

Reggina's last draw in the Coppa Italia was a 0-0 stalemate at home to Messina on 25 August 2002. Since then, the Calabrians have recorded 5 victories and 2 defeats.

Last cup goal against Reggina 270' ago

Zalayeta was the last player to score against Reggina in the Coppa Italia. The Bianconeri striker struck in the 90th minute of Reggina 0-2 Juventus on 5 December 2002. Since then, the Calabrians have played three domestic cup matches (the return leg against Juve and both matches against Salernitana) without letting in a goal.

Recoba prolific against Reggina

Alvaro Recoba has scored more against Reggina than any other Inter player. El Chino's 4 goals against the side from Reggio Calabria have come in Reggina v Inter (1999/00), Inter v Reggina (1999/00), Reggina v Inter (2000/01) and Reggina v Inter (2002/03).

Vieri nears 100th Inter goal

Christian Vieri's equaliser at home to Arsenal was his 96th in competitive matches for Inter. The striker has now notched 5 in the Champions League, 82 in the Serie A, 5 in the Coppa Italia and 4 in the Coppa UEFA.

wins(4) draws(0) defeats(0)
MILAN - Julio Cruz picked up where he left off in Turin with two more goals for the Nerazzurri in Thursday's Tim Cup round of sixteen first leg against Reggina.

The second-half substitute cancelled out Di Michele's opening goal with a powerful, curled shot into the roof of the net, then procured a penalty which he fired into the bottom left-hand corner.

Match facts:

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

Scorers: Di Michele 55', Cruz 62', 76' (pen)

INTER: Fontana, Adani, Gamarra, Brechet, Lamouchi, Luciano, Farinos, Rebecchi (Cruz 56'), Kily Gonzalez, Karagounis (Okan 74'), Martins
Subs not used: Cordaz, Cordoba, Almeyda, Pasquale, Eliakwu
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

REGGINA: Belardi, Falsini, Torrisi, Martinez, Franceschini, Jiranek, Baiocco, Tedesco, Mesto, Bonazzoli (Stellone 60'), Nakamura (Di Michele 53')
Subs not used: Lejsal, Leon, Salvestroni, Cosenza, Cozza
Coach: Giancarlo Camolese

Referee: Palanca

Booked: Mesto 26', Martinez 48', Farinos 84'

starting lineups

Fontana 12 Belardi
Adani 15 Falsini
Gamarra 24 Torrisi
Brechet 31 Martinez
Lamouchi 8 Franceschini
Luciano 11 Jiranek
Farinos 14 Baiocco
Rebecchi 28 Tedesco
Kily Gonzalez 18 Mesto
Karagounis 19 Nakamura
Martins 30 Bonazzoli


Cordoba 2 Lejsal
Cruz 9 Leon
Okan 22 Salvestroni
Almeyda 25 Di Michele
Pasquale 26 Cosenza
Eliakwu 33 Cozza