Final score

1 February 2004 20:30

34' (2nd half) Adriano
22' (2nd half) Recoba (P)
4' (2nd half) Adriano
22' Recoba
Referee: Pasquale Rodomonti / Linesmen: Ceniccola, Alvino / Fourth official: Dondarini
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Minute Text commentary
47' Applauses for Farinos, who in our half outwits two opponents then plays forward for Kily.
47' Cirillo is cautioned for protesting after fouling Kily.
47' It's 1-0 to us after the first half thanks to a splendid effort from Recoba.
46' Roque Junior gives away a corner after a duel with Zanetti on the left.
45' 2 minutes of added time to play.
44' Toldo catches Flo's header on target from the corner kick.
43' Corner to Siena after Chiesa's right-wing cross comes off Zanetti.
41' Recoba curls the free kick to the far post, but Rossi is well positioned and catches.
41' Guigou defends well from Adriano then plays clear for Siena. Adani is back on the pitch.
40' Adani requires treatment to his right ankle and limps off the pitch.
39' Guigou is booked for a foul from behind on Adani, who had a clear route through on goal after combining with Adriano on the right wing.
37' Gamarra wins the ball off Chiesa, who traps a long ball forward then tries to turn the experienced Paraguay defender.
36' Siena come forward. Flo heads on for Menegazzo, but our captain is there to intercept the ball.
35' Recoba's curled effort comes off the Bianconeri wall.
34' Free kick to us 25 yards out after Adriano is shoved off the ball by Siena captain Mignani.
31' Chiesa is in an offside position as he shoots wide after receiving a headed pass from Flo.
30' Superb defending by.... Il Chino, who cuts out pass to the left wing intended for D'Aversa.
29' Cirillo fouls Kily on the left wing and it's a free kick to us.
28' At the far post Cirillo kicks Helveg's left-wing cross out for a corner.
25' Stankovic's left-wing cross from the by-line goes out of play at the far post.
25' Great defending by Adani, who on the left wing cuts out a pass intended for Menegazzo.
24' Chiesa and Flo are caught offside as they race on to a long ball forward.
22' GOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!! Il Chino receives from Adriano on the edge of the Siena box, turns Mignani then picks his spot before curling left-footed past Rossi and into the top left-hand corner.
20' Javier Zanetti wins the ball off Menegazzo, makes a darting run then is brought down by D'Aversa, who is promptly booked.
20' Recoba's left-footed free kick goes out of play at the far post.
18' Toldo comes off his line to beat Chiesa to a pass forward. The flag goes up for offside.
17' Free kick to the Tuscans after Stankovic fouls Vergassola.
16' Stankovic makes a run to the left-wing by-line then sees his cross blocked.
16' Il Chino makes another shot on target. Rossi saves at the far post.
14' Javier Zanetti and Stankovic combine well on the left wing, but the ball goes out for a Siena goal kick.
13' Junior, Guigou and Flo build up a move down the left wing.
12' Free kick to Inter after Javier Zanetti is sent crashing to the ground by Flo.
10' Oooooohhhhh. Recoba latches on to Farinos' superb ball forward then turns his man and sees his curled left-footed shot from close range come back off the crossbar.
9' Gamarra elegantly cuts out Roque Junior's long ball forward for Chiesa.
8' Adriano gets on the end of a long ball forward. Guigou tackles the Brazilian on the right wing and Inter win a throw-in.
7' Helveg wins a duel on the right-wing by-line. The Dane passes to Adriano, who picks out Recoba on the edge of the Siena penalty area. Il Chino's shot is saved by Rossi.
7' Siena come forward on the attack. Chiesa fires wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
6' Guigou plays forward to Chiesa who in turn passes to Flo. Gamarra makes a crucial tackle just inside our penalty area.
4' Adriano and Cirillo jump to meet a Farinos pass in midfield. The Siena player remains on the ground, but a free kick goes our way.
3' Farinos fouls Chiesa on the right wing. Siena win a free kick deep in their own half.
2' Stankovic crosses into the box, where Adriano seems to be fouled by an opponent. Rodomonti gives no penalty.
1' Welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza for live commentary of Inter v Siena. The Tuscans kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Inter maintain possession in the opening minute and win a free-kick on the left wing after Kily is sent flying.
Minute Text commentary
48' Toldo saves from Chiesa's angled shot, but the flag has gone up for offside.
48' Full time. Inter 4-0 Siena.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Unmarked in the Inter penalty area, Enrico Chiesa heads straight at Toldo.
42' Lamouchi shoots on target from 25 yards. The Frenchman's shot is too central and Rossi collects.
40' Papadopulo makes a double substitution: Loumpoutis and Cucciari come on for Junior and Menegazzo.
39' Wonderful skill by Recoba, who back-heels to Zanetti on the right. The Inter captain crosses into the Tuscan six-yard box, Rossi collects.
36' Inter replace new signing Stankovic with Lamouchi. The Serb comes off to applauses from the San Siro faithful.
35' Siena replace Cirillo with new signing Juarez.
33' GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Adriano scores his second and Inter's fourth, a precise, low shot past Rossi after superb work on the right by Javier Zanetti.
32' Kily tries a one-two with Recoba but is beaten to the return pass.
31' Toldo punches clear a left-wing corner.
31' The San Siro applauds an inspired Alvaro Recoba, who runs half the pitch then from just outside the edge of the Siena area shoots on target. Rossi saves.
30' Cordoba, Kily and Pasquale combine to clear from danger as Siena mount an attack on the right wing.
29' Siena win another free kick, this time 30 yards out on the left. D'Aversa's curled cross is headed out of defence by Adriano.
28' Stankovic barges into Junior in midfield and Siena win a free kick.
27' Cirillo obstructs Adriano and Rodomonti awards Inter a free kick 40 yards out.
24' Zac brings on Pasquale for Cannavaro.
22' GOOOOAAAALLLLL! Recoba smashes his shot into the top left-hand corner and it's 3-0 to us.
21' Penalty! Adriano is brought down by Roque Junior as the Inter striker takes Recoba's through ball into the box.
20' Recoba lifts the ball over the Siena defence, but it's too long for Adriano and Rossi collects.
19' Kily Gonzalez needs treatment to his right hand after a challenge with Menegazzo.
18' Cannavaro heads clear from D'Aversa's cross into the box.
15' Amazing play by Recoba, who sprints down the left then sends an inch-perfect cross over to the far side. Stankovic's cross back in is blocked and we win a corner.
15' At the far post, Cordoba heads Recoba's right-wing corner just wide.
14' Recoba curls into the area, Gamarra heads down then Cordoba's diagonal shot at the far post is well-saved by Rossi.
13' Kily is fouled by Menegazzo on the left wing. Free kick.
11' Great attacking play by the Nerazzurri. Kily plays forward to Recoba, who sets up Adriano. The Brazilian is closed down by two Siena defenders before being able to make a shot.
9' Farinos is yellow-carded for fouling Flo.
7' Gamarra heads clear from Junior's left-wing cross.
6' Inside the Siena box Javier Zanetti plays square. Mignani intercepts and clears.
4' GOOOOAALLLLLL!!! Roque Junior slips and Adriano pounces on Cannavaro's long ball forward then shoots past Rossi.
1' Inter get the second half underway.
1' Zaccheroni brings on Cordoba for Adani for the start of the second half.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 7.28
10 shots on target 5
2 shots off target 4
25 fouls committed 19
3 corners 4
1 offsides 8
28:30 ball possession 21:10
Zac v Papadopulo

The current Inter and Siena coaches meet for the third time in official matches. Zaccheroni has won both the previous encounters.

In detail:

2001/02 C. Italia Lazio-Siena 2-1 1-0

Zac v Siena

Alberto Zaccheroni beat Siena twice while in charge of Lazio in the 2001/02 season.

In detail:

2001/02 C. Italia Lazio-Siena 2-1 1-0

Papadopulo v Inter

Siena boss Papadopulo has faced Inter on just one occasion.

In detail:

2003/04 Serie A Siena-Inter 0-1 ----

Inter v top flight debutants in 21st century

Siena are the third Serie A debutant to face Inter at the San Siro in the new century. The Nerazzurri drew 1-1 with Reggina on 2 April 2000 then lost 2-1 to ChievoVerona on 15 December 2001

Goals conceded in each of Inter’s last five matches

After two goals let in - against Juventus and Perugia - in the first seven matches of the Zaccheroni era Inter have had a reversal of fortunes, with at least one goal conceded in their last five Serie A games, for a total of six. That hadn’t happened for almost two years. From April to May 2002 the Nerazzurri let in goals in five consecutive matches, for a total of ten.

Materazzi and van der Meyde winners for Inter

If Marco Materazzi and Andy Meyde score, Inter win. So far this season, the defender has scored three times in the Serie A (away to Modena and Siena and at home to Ancona), and Inter have bagged nine points. Similarly, the Nerazzurri went on to win when the Dutch midfielder netted away to Arsenal in the Champions League, at home to Udinese in the Coppa Italia and at home to Reggina in the championship.

Siena: eight goals from subs this season

Together with Juventus, Siena have seen eight goals scored by substitutes so far this Serie A campaign: Ventola (a brace against Juventus and one against Modena), Menegazzo (against Lazio and Perugia), Flo (against Empoli), Morello (against Modena) and Taddei (against Perugia).

Tuscan penalties and cards

So far this season, Siena have been awarded five penalties, had eight players sent off and have been shown a total of fifty-nine yellow cards, more than any other team contesting the 2003/04 Serie A championship.

Papadopolu's men looking for first away victory

Siena are still without an away win in the Italian top flight. So far, the Tuscans have recorded four draws and five defeats from nine Serie A trips. Their last win on the road was a 3-1 victory over Genoa last 24 May, the day on which the Bianconeri were mathematically assured of promotion from the Serie B.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)
MILAN - Recoba, Adriano, Recoba, Adriano. After a bleak January, the Nerazzurri got the new month off to the perfect start with a 4-0 thrashing of Siena at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday evening.

Alberto Zaccheroni handed San Siro debuts to Adriano and Dejan Stankovic, and the effect was clear for all to see as the Brazilian showed all his pace and power in attack while the Serb - who joined Inter from Lazio on Saturday - stamped out his authority in midfield along with an impressive Javier Farinos.

In true international style, Inter's starting line-up consisted of three Italians, two Argentines, a Paraguayan, a Spaniard, a Dane, a Serb, a Uruguayan and a Brazilian, with a Colombian, a Frenchman and another Italian on in the second half. The result was a world-class performance, with Alvaro Recoba in particularly sparkling form.

After hitting the crossbar with an angled, near-range effort, Il Chino Recoba put Inter in front on 20 minutes. The Uruguayan forward received from Adriano on the edge of the Tuscan box, side-stepped captain Mignani curled a left-footed shot out of Rossi's reach and into the top left-hand corner.

Adriano made it 2-0 just after the restart with his first goal since returning to Inter. Last man Roque Junior slipped and the Brazilian latched on to Cannavaro's long ball forward then shot past Rossi.

The Nerazzurri's third came from the penalty spot after Adriano was brought down by fellow countryman Roque Junior. Recoba stepped up to take the spot kick and smashed it into the top left-hand corner. Not to be outdone, Adriano netted his second with a low strike after superb work by Javier Zanetti on the right wing.

Inter take on Juve in another Nerazzurri v Bianconeri clash this Wednesday in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semis at the Delle Alpi.

Match facts:

INTER 4-0 SIENA (ht 1-0)

Scorers: Recoba 22', 67' (pen), Adriano 49', 78'

INTER: 1 Toldo, 4 J. Zanetti, 10 Adriano, 11 Stankovic (8 Lamouchi 81'), 13 Helveg, 14 Farinos, 15 Adani (2 Cordoba 46'), 17 Cannavaro (26 Pasquale 69'), 18 Kily Gonzalez, 20 Recoba, 24 Gamarra
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 9 Cruz, 19 Karagounis, 22 Okan
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

SIENA: 1 Rossi, 4 Mignani, 5 Cirillo (39 Juarez 80'), 6 Vergassola, 9 Flo, 10 Chiesa, 15 Roque Junior, 16 Junior (3 Loumpoutis 85'), 23 D'Aversa, 28 Guigou, 33 Menegazzo (30 Cucciari 85')
Subs not used: 14 Fortin, 8 Argilli
Coach: Giuseppe Papadopulo

Referee: Rodomonti

Booked: D'Aversa 20', Guigou 39', Cirillo 47', Farinos 54'

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Rossi
Zanetti 4 Mignani
Adriano 10 Cirillo
Stankovic 11 Vergassola
Helveg 13 Flo
Farinos 14 Chiesa
Adani 15 Roque Junior
Cannavaro 17 Junior
Kily Gonzalez 18 D'Aversa
Recoba 20 Guigou
Gamarra 24 Menegazzo


Fontana 12 Fortin
Cordoba 2 Argilli
Lamouchi 8 Loumpoutis
Cruz 9 Cucciari
Karagounis 19 Juarez
Okan 22
Pasquale 26