Final score

25 January 2004 15:00

41' Makinwa
11' Recoba
referee Pierluigi Collina / linesmen Farneti, Ambrosino / 4th man Nucini
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48' Van der Meyde is sent flying by Pavan and Inter win a free kick 20 yards out.
48' Half time. Modena 1-1 Inter.
45' Ballotta smashes clear with van der Meyde poised to pounce on Martins' short pass inside the Modena area.
45' Superb play by Recoba, who dribbles three opponents then plays square. Modena clear before Martins can get to the pass.
45' There will be 3 minutes of added time.
42' Zaccheroni replaces Helveg with Pasquale.
41' Makinwa latches on to Marasco's through ball then with Toldo off his line lobs the Nerazzurri keeper.
41' Domizzi curls a left-footed shot round the wall. Toldo makes a spectacular save at the far post.
40' Modena win a free kick in a central position 25 yards out after Cordoba fouls Vignaroli.
37' Grandoni aniticipates Recoba to Lamouchi's short pass in the Modena half.
37' Farinos is shown a yellow card for a foul from behind on Makinwa.
36' Free kick to Inter to the right of the Modena box after Recoba is brought down by Milanetto in a off-the-ball incident.
36' The Uruguayan's attempt from the set piece is too central and Ballotta makes an easy save.
35' Vignaroli's ball into the area for Makinwa is caught by Toldo.
33' Another great move by Inter. J.Zanetti shakes off a challenge from Campedelli then plays to van der Meyde on the left wing. The Dutchman passes to Lamouchi, who passes to Martins, whose header finishes wide.
32' Modena substitution: Pavan replaces Pivotto.
29' Modena win a right-wing corner. Adani blasts clear.
29' Yellow card for Vignaroli for a foul from behind on Recoba, who remains on the ground clutching his right leg.
28' Lamouchi picks up the ball in a central position just outside the Modena penalty area then unleashes a shot which swerves wide of Ballotta's right-hand post.
27' Van der Meyde's right-wing cross into the Modena area is blocked.
26' Francesco Toldo saves Milanetto's spot kick with his body and the Nerazzurri fans are jumping on the stands.
25' Collina awards Modena a penalty after Cannavaro handles Vignaroli's acrobatic shot.
23' Campedelli mis-kicks Milanetto's right-wing cross.
22' Recoba picks out van der Meyde in space on the right wing. The Dutchman dribbles one opponent then is dispossessed as he tries to take on a second.
21' Toldo makes an easy catch from Domizzi's header from a central position just inside our penalty area.
20' Superb move by the Nerazzurri. On the left wing Farinos plays forward to J.Zanetti, who in turn passes to Recoba. El Chino plays square to van der Meyde, who makes a short pass to Martins. The Nigerian's low shot goes just wide of the far post.
19' El Chino storms down the left then crosses into the box. Civoli clears.
18' Modena win a left-wing corner kick.
17' Daniele Adani takes a blow to the head while making a sliding tackle on Marasco.
14' Recoba picks up the ball inside the Modena half then plays a high pass over the Emilian defence. Martins misinterprets the move.
11' GOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Recoba latches on to Farinos' long pass into the Modena box then controls before slamming the ball past Ballotta.
10' Recoba's first corner is headed out by an opponent. The second, played back to Helveg, is cleared by Vignaroli.
9' Martins twists and turns outside the Modena area then passes into the box. Inter win a corner.
8' Free kick to Inter inside the Modena half after Domizzi barges Adani off the ball.
7' Domizzi shrugs off challenges from two opponents then passes forward for Makinwa. Cordoba wins possession and plays clear.
6' Recoba is anticipated by Campedelli as he receives a short pass inside the Modena half.
5' The first corner kick goes Modena's way after Domizzi's shot takes a deflection.
4' Van der Meyde's cross for Recoba is too long and Modena win a goal kick.
3' Inter maintain possession at the back as Adani, Cordoba and Cannavaro exchange passes.
2' Toldo comes off his line to neutralise danger from Makinwa who is through on goal.
1' Welcome to Alberto Braglia stadium for live commentary of Modena v Inter. Collina blows his whistle and the Nerazzurri kick off.
1' On the right wing Martins receives a long ball forward. Cevoli intercepts the Nigerian.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Left-wing free kick to Inter after Adriano is brought down.
49' Recoba's free kick is headed clear as far as Farinos. The Spaniard rifles a shot on target, Ballotta saves.
49' It's the last kick of the match as Collina blows for full time. Modena 1-1 Inter.
45' Adriano takes on three opponents then crosses into the middle. Modena clear again.
45' With his back to the goal Adriano passes back to Lamouchi, who is anticipated.
45' 4 minutes of added time to play.
43' Pasquale wins a duel Cevoli on the left wing then from the by-line crosses low into the middle. Modena play clear.
42' Adani handles the ball in the centre circle. Free kick to Modena.
41' Campedelli fouls Karagounis on the left wing. Free kick to us. Recoba's curled set piece is headed clear by the Modena defence.
40' Lamouchi's shot from the distance is headed wide by Adriano.
40' Karagounis' right-footed shot from just outside the Modena box is blocked.
37' Modena make their last switch: Marazzina replaces Makinwa to make his debut for the Canaries.
35' Giorgios Karagounis sets up Adriano with a pass wide. The Brazilian shoots at the near post but the flag has gone up for offside.
33' Malesani brings on Music for Domizzi.
32' Inter win another free kick, this time 25 yards out.
32' Adriano's low strike comes off the Modena wall.
31' With his back to the Inter goal, Makinwa leans on Adani. Free kick to us.
28' Cordoba is booked for a foul on Modena goalscorer Makinwa.
27' Adriano is anticipated to Lamouchi's pass forward.
25' Cevoli requires treatment after a challenge.
25' Inter substitution: van der Meyde off, Karagounis on.
21' Recoba plays wide to J.Zanetti, who takes the ball to the right-wing by-line then crosses. Modena clear.
18' At the far post Ballotta makes a one-handed save from Adriano's free kick.
17' Adriano is fouled by Cevoli. Free kick to us 30 metres out.
15' Modena win another corner. Inter win a free kick as Cannavaro is fouled in the penalty area.
14' Campedelli's hard shot from the distance takes a deflection off Cannavaro and goes out for a corner.
12' Vignaroli (already cautioned) makes a dreadful tackle from behind on J.Zanetti. Collina gives a free kick but no red card.
11' Inside our box Pasquale heads clear to deny Milanetto an attempt on goal.
9' Vignaroli tests Toldo with a fierce shot with the outside of his right foot. The Inter keeper saves.
7' Cordoba comes back on the pitch.
7' Toldo comes off his line to catch Milanetto's cross into the Nerazzurri area.
5' Makinwa's diagonal, weak shot from close range is easily saved by Toldo.
4' Makinwa receives from Marasco inside the Nerazzurri area then shakes off a challenge from Cordoba. But the Nigerian can't prevent the ball from going out for a goal kick. Corboda receives treatment on the by-line.
3' Van der Meyde's left-wing corner is cleared at the near post.
2' Pasquale's left-wing cross looks as if it's going in, but Ballotta jumps to catch the ball.
1' Modena kick off the second half.
1' Adriano is on for his first appearance in black and blue since returning to Inter. Obafemi Martins comes off.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 5.5
5 shots on target 4
1 shots off target 4
27 fouls committed 18
6 corners 5
2 offsides 2
26:39 ball possession 29:45
Disciplinary situation, former players

Modena Suspended: No one
Cautioned: Balestri, Cevoli, Kamara
Former players: Ballotta (11 apps in competitive matches in 2000/01)

Suspendedi: Emre, Kallon
Cautioned: Almeyda
Former players: Adani (48 apps, 1 goal in competitive matches from 1991/92 to 1993/94)

Malesani v Inter

Alberto Malesani faces the Nerazzurri for the fifteenth time in his coaching career. So far he has won 5 matches, drawn 3 and lost 6.

In detail:

1997/98 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 1-1 2-3
1998/99 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 3-1
1998/99 C. Italia Parma-Inter 2-1 2-0
1999/00 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-1 1-5
1999/00 Ch. League play-off Parma-Inter 1-3 (pld in Verona)
2000/01 C. Italia Parma-Inter 6-1 0-0
2001/02 Serie A Verona-Inter 0-3 0-3
2003/04 Serie A Modena-Inter ---- 0-2

Zaccheroni v Modena

Alberto Zaccheroni has recorded 3 draws (all 1-1) and 2 defeats from his 5 matches against Modena.

In detail:

1991/92 Serie B Venezia-Modena 1-1 1-1
1992/93 Serie B Venezia-Modena 1-1 0-2
1994/95 C. Italia Cosenza-Modena ---- 2-3

Malesani v Zac

The current Modena and Inter coaches have faced each other 13 times. Malesani has the edge with 8 victories, with Zaccheroni triumphant on 3 occasions.
Malesani has never lost at home to Zac, with 6 wins in as many games and only one goal let in.

In detail:

1993/94 Serie C1 Chievo-Bologna ---- 2- 2
1994/95 Serie B Chievo-Cosenza 1-0 0-0
1997/98 Serie A Fiorentina-Udinese 1-0 3-2
1998/99 Serie A Parma-AC Milan 4-0 1-2
1999 It. Super Cup Parma-AC Milan ---- 2-1
1999/00 Serie A Parma-AC Milan 1-0 1-2
2000/01 Serie A Parma-AC Milan 2-0 ----
2001/02 Serie A Verona-Lazio 3-1 4-5

Modena v Inter: head-to-head

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Inter goalless in 5 of 17 matches

At the halfway point in the Serie A season, Inter failed to score in 5 of their 17 matches (against Sampdoria, Udinese, Roma, Parma and Empoli). In two seasons under Cuper, the Nerazzurri failed to score in just 7 out of 68 games.

Inter: no Serie A goal for 186'

The Nerazzurri last scored in the Serie A 186 minutes ago when Vieri netted in the 84th minute of Inter 3-1 Lecce on 6 January. Since then, the remaining 6 minutes of that match have passed plus the entire games against Parma and Empoli. In away matches, Inter still haven't scored in 2004 (0-1 at Parma, 0-0 at Udine). Their last goal on the road was scored by Vieri in the 30th minute of Lazio 2-1 Inter on 21 December 2003.

Modena: 48% of goals let in in final 30 minutes of matches

Modena have let in 11 out of 23 goals in the final thirty-minute periods of matches (48% of the total), while Inter have scored 14 out of 28 goals of in the last thirty minutes of matches (50%). In detail, Modena have conceded 3 goals from 61' to 75' and 8 goals from 76' to 90'. Inter have scored 7 from 61' to 75' and 7 from 76' to 90'. Added time is included in the abovementioned statistics.

No Modena victory since November

Modena haven't won a competitive match since 2 November 2003 when they beat Perugia 1-0 at the Braglia. Since then, the Emilians have collected 4 victories and 5 defeats from 9 matches.

wins(8) draws(6) defeats(7)
MODENA - The Nerazzurri were held to a 1-1 draw by Modena in Sunday afternoon's Serie A Week 18 match at the Alberto Braglia.

A compact and aggressive Inter maintained the initiative for most of the first half and took the lead through Recoba on 11 minutes. El Chino controlled Farinos' long ball with his right foot, switched to his favoured left then struck hard and low past Ballotta.

Modena were presented with a chance to equalise from the penalty spot in the 26th minute after Cannavaro handled Vignaroli's shot on the turn, but Francesco Toldo saved Milanetto's spot kick with his right leg.

Malesani's men grew as the half progressed and drew level on 41 minutes when Nigerian forward Makinwa raced on to Marasco's through ball then with Toldo off his line lifted the ball over the Nerazzurri keeper to score his first Serie A goal.

Zaccheroni brought on Adriano for Obafemi Martins at the start of the second half. But the Canaries proved to be tougher opposition than they were in the opening period and the Brazilian striker was limited to a couple of long-range strikes from free kicks and a shot from an offside position on his first appearance in black and blue since rejoining Inter from Parma in midweek.

Match facts:

MODENA 1-1 INTER (ht: 1-1)

Scorers: Recoba 11', Makinwa 41'

MODENA: 11 Ballotta; 27 Pivotto (23 Pavan, 32'), 29 Cevoli, 99 Grandoni; 25 Campedelli, 8 Marasco, 7 Milanetto, 10 Domizzi (19 Music 78'), 3 Balestri; 18 Makinwa (22 Marazzina 82'), 20 Vignaroli
Subs not used: 13 Zancope', 4 Ponzo, 14 Allegretti, 77 Scoponi
Coach: Alberto Malesani

INTER: 1 Toldo; 2 Cordoba, 15 Adani, 17 Cannavaro; 13 Helveg (26 Pasquale 42'), 14 Farinos, 8 Lamouchi, 4 J.Zanetti; 20 Recoba, 30 Martins (10 Adriano 46'), 7 van der Meyde (19 Karagounis 70')
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 9 Cruz, 22 Okan, 24 Gamarra
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

Referee: Pierluigi Collina

Booked: Vignaroli 29', Farinos 37', Cordoba 73'

starting lineups

Ballotta 1 Toldo
Balestri 2 Cordoba
Milanetto 4 Zanetti
Marasco 7 Van Der Meyde
Domizzi 8 Lamouchi
Makinwa 13 Helveg
Vignaroli 14 Farinos
Campedelli 15 Adani
Pivotto 17 Cannavaro
Cevoli 20 Recoba
Grandoni 30 Martins


Zancopè 12 Fontana
Ponzo 9 Cruz
Allegretti 10 Adriano
Music 19 Karagounis
Marazzina 22 Okan
Pavan 24 Gamarra
Scoponi 26 Pasquale