Final score

8 February 2004 15:00

41' (2nd half) Doni (P)
12' (2nd half) Cipriani
34' (2nd half) Vieri
31' Vieri
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta / Linesmen: Gemignani, Consolo / Fourth official: Castellani
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45' Bettarini makes an excellent run on goal then from outside the Inter box sends a low, left-foot strike on target. Toldo gets down and makes the save.
45' Cannavaro cleans up in defence after a dangerous move by the Blucerchiati front men.
45' Paparesta blows for half time. Samp 0-1 Inter.
44' Stankovic's ball forward takes a deflection and the Sampdoria defence win possession.
39' J.Zanetti and Stankovic get the better of Cipriani on the left wing, then Inter win a free kick.
37' Good move by the Nerazzurri. Vieri combines with Cruz then plays to Zanetti on the left wing. Our captain crosses into the box but Bobogol is anticipated to the ball.
36' Diana fouls Cannavaro as both players jump to reach a long ball forward.
35' Recoba receives a short pass from Cruz then smacks a low, first-time shot on target. Antonioli saves.
34' Recoba curls into the area again. This time Cordoba heads wide.
33' In full flight, Javier Zanetti is pulled off the ball. Another free kick to us.
31' Palombo brings down Stankovic 30 metres out and Inter win a free kick.
31' BOBOGOL!!!!!!!!!!! Recoba curls his free kick into the Samp box and Vieri flicks a header past Antonioli and into the top right-hand corner.
30' Toldo comes off his line to catch a long ball forward.
30' Cordoba outjumps Bazzani to head clear a deep right-wing cross.
29' Doni's curled right-footed effort comes off the Inter wall.
28' Helveg trips Cipriani just outside the Nerazzurri area. The Dane is booked and Samp win a free kick in a dangerous position.
26' Vieri picks up the ball outside the Sampdoria area then sends a weak left-foot shot wide of the far post.
25' Farinos plays a good ball for Recoba on the right wing. Conte gets there first.
25' Vieri dribbles Conte and Carrozzieri then enters the Samp area before losing the ball.
23' After receiving Stankovic's ball over the Blucerchiati defence, Recoba mis-kicks his shot from close range and Antonioli makes an easy save.
21' Volpi's shot from the free kick comes off the Nerazzurri wall.
20' From 20 yards Recoba sends a fierce shot on target, forcing Antonioli to make a good save.
20' Paparesta awards Samp a free kick 25 yards out after Zanetti pushes Diana.
19' On the left-wing by-line Cordoba shields the ball from Cipriani and wins a goal kick.
19' Vieri's acrobatic pass to Recoba is cut out by Conte.
18' From the right wing Recoba curls a left-foot cross into the Samp penalty area. Zenoni beats Vieri to the ball and heads clear.
16' Stankovic sends a rocket not far wide of the left post after a neat pass from Recoba.
16' At the other end Doni shoots wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
14' Cruz is fouled by Carrozzieri during a run down the middle. Free kick to us 30 yards out.
13' Stankovic plays to Recoba in the Sampdoria area. Il Chino is caught offside.
12' Bazzani heads wide from Zenoni's cross into the Nerazzurri penalty area.
11' Inter on the break. Recoba sprints down the left then crosses into the middle. Conte beats Vieri to the ball and heads out for a corner.
9' Recoba receives a through ball from Stankovic but the Uruguayan is closed down by an opponent and sees his diagonal shot blocked.
8' Doni wastes a good chance for Samp, shooting way over the bar after receiving the ball in a central position just inside the Nerazzurri box.
7' Ten yards outside the Genoan penalty area Cruz plays a one-two with Vieri but the Argentine is anticipated to the return pass.
6' Doni curls his free kick into the box. Cruz heads clear.
5' At the other end Adani fouls Cipriani from behind and Sampdoria win a free kick 25 yards out.
4' Samp on the attack. The Nerazzurri keep things tight at the back and play out of defence.
4' Conte is yellow-carded for a foul on Vieri.
3' Recoba is closed down by Zenoni as he tries to set up an attack.
2' Vieri fires wide of the right post after chesting down a long ball forward from Stankovic.
1' Welcome to the Marassi for Sampdoria v Inter. After a minute's silence in memory of former FIGC president Avv. Sordillo, the Blucerchiati kick off.
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48' Full time. Samp hold Inter to a 2-2 draw.
47' Emre's right-wing free kick played into the six-yard box is headed clear.
45' Conte is deservedly booked for a horrendous challenge on Helveg. It's the Sampdoria defender's second yellow and he's off.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
43' Vieri dribbles Conte and Diana to the right of the goal then shoots over.
43' Novellino brings on Sacchetti for Cipriani.
41' Doni slams his penalty kick into the roof of the net. 2-2.
39' Bobo is dispossessed by Conte after dribbling two blue shirts.
39' Cipriani is fouled by Cannavaro in the Inter box. Paparesta awards the home side a penalty.
38' Adriano plays a one-two with Vieri. The return pass comes off Carrozzieri's right arm. No penalty is given.
37' Zac makes his third and final switch: Kily on, Recoba off.
37' Samp substitution: Yanagisawa comes on for Zenoni.
34' BOBOGOL!!!!!!!! Vieri stabs home from close range after a short pass from Adriano following a goalmouth scramble. 2-1 to us.
33' Zenoni is booked for protesting.
33' Vieri's close-range shot from Helveg's right-wing cross is blocked by Diana. Corner.
31' Adriano fails to control a pass forward from Farinos and Zenoni wins possession.
30' Zanetti's deep, left-wing cross into the Samp box goes over the heads of Vieri and Adriano and the home side win a goal kick.
29' The Turk is given a warm welcome as Bazzani kicks him in the thigh.
28' Inter substitution: Emre replaces Stankovic.
26' Stankovic's pass to Vieri is cut out by Doni and the home side come forward.
25' Bazzani controls the ball well inside the Nerazzurri area then shoots over the bar.
24' Doni's near-post header from the corner finishes wide.
23' Adriano picks up the ball from Recoba on the left wing then crosses into the box for Vieri. Carrozzieri heads clear.
23' Samp goalscorer Cipriani wins a left-wing corner kick.
22' From 25 metres Doni shoots high over the crossbar.
19' Inter close to a second. From the left wing Recoba crosses to Vieri, whose header comes off the far post.
19' Vieri again. This time the Nerazzurri centre-forward sends a low, diagonal shot wide of the far post.
18' Free kick to Inter in a central position 35 yards out.
18' Recoba plays short to Farinos, who crosses into the box. Sampdoria head clear.
17' Vieri fouls Conte in midfield and Paparesta gives the Blucerchiati a free kick.
15' Helveg sends Cirpiani crashing to the ground and Sampdoria are awarded a free kick to the left of our penalty area.
15' Cannavaro heads clear from Bettarini's cross.
13' Zac brings on Adriano for Cruz.
11' Samp equalise through Cipriani, who from a corner kick slams home from just outside the six-yard box.
9' Vieri takes the ball to the left-wing by-line and is pushed off the ball by Zenoni. Free kick to us.
9' Recoba curls the free kick to Cordoba, who is anticipated by Volpi.
7' Recoba receives from Cruz then makes a darting run into the box. His pass square to Vieri is blocked.
6' J.Zanetti shows all his class as he elegantly dirbbles two opponents on the left then plays out of defence.
5' Doni's ambitious shot from the distance goes well wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
4' Carrozzieri's curled right-footed effort is caught by Toldo.
3' Cipriani is in an offside position as he heads the ball inside the Nerazzurri area.
3' Helveg commits a foul to the left of the Inter area and Samp win a free kick.
2' Doni sidesteps Adani outside the Inter box then tries to chip Toldo, who is well-positioned and makes an easy catch.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' With the outside of his right foot, Dejan Stankovic plays to Vieri, who is beaten to the ball by an opponent.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 6.4
6 shots on target 7
9 shots off target 6
19 fouls committed 25
2 corners 3
3 offsides 2
22:11 ball possession 26:51
Disciplinary situation/former players

Suspended: No one
Cautioned: Diana, Flachi
Former players: Bettarini (from 1989/90 to 1990/91 – youth sector) Conte (28 appearances in 1992/93 and 1994/95)

Suspended: Kallon, Materazzi
Cautioned: Almeyda, Cordoba, Farinos
Former players: No one

Novellino v Zaccheroni

The current Sampdoria and Inter coaches meet for the first time. Zac has the edge with two victories to one.

In detail:

1998/99 Serie A Venezia-AC Milan 0-2 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Piacenza-Lazio 1-0 ----

Novellino v Inter

The current Sampdoria boss has recorded one victory, one draw and four defeats in six matches against Inter.

In detail:

1996/97 C. Italia Ravenna-Inter 0-1 ----
1998/99 Serie A Venezia-Inter 3-1 2-6
2001/02 Serie A Piacenza-Inter 2-3 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter ---- 0-0

Zaccheroni v Sampdoria

Alberto Zaccheroni has beaten Sampdoria on three occasions, having lost four and drawn one of his other five matches against the Blucerchiati
In detail:

1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Sampdoria 2-4 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-Sampdoria 4-5 0-4
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Sampdoria 3-2 3-0
1998/99 Serie A Milan-Sampdoria 3-2 2-2

Samp against the big clubs

Sampdoria are without a victory against the big clubs so far this season. The Blucerchiati have recorded 2 draws and 5 defeats in their matches against the top six teams: AC Milan, Roma, Juventus, Inter, Parma and Lazio (2 matches).

Blucerchiati Bazzani-dependent

Of Sampdoria's 28 points, 14 have been earned thanks to decisive goals from Fabio Bazzani (50%). No other team contesting the 2003/04 Serie A championship has relied so heavily on one player. With his goal against Lazio, Bazzani has brought his tally for the season to 11, one better than his previous record of 10 goals for Perugia in 2001/02.

No Samp goals against division leaders

In their last 21 home matches (in Serie A & B), Sampdoria have scored on 19 occasions, with a total of 35 goals. The only matches they failed to score in were against 2002/03 Serie B leaders Siena and 2003/04 Serie A leaders AC Milan.

Vieri v Antonioli

Along with Mazzantini and Sereni, Francesco Antonioli is Christian Vieri's favourite target. The Nerazzurri striker has scored 8 goals against the current Sampdoria keeper: 2 in Atalanta 2-0 Bologna (1995/96 Coppa Italia), 1 in Bologna 0-1 Lazio (1998/99 Serie A), 1 in Lazio 2-0 Bologna (1998/99 Serie A), 1 in Inter 2-1 Roma (1999/00 Serie A), 2 in Roma 3-2 Inter (in 2000/01 Serie A) and 1 in Inter 3-1 (2001/02 Serie A). No other player has put more goals past Antonioli.

Inter prolific in last 30 minutes of matches

Exactly 48.4% of Inter's 33 goals in the 2003/04 season have come in the final half hours of matches: 8 from 61’ to 75’ and 8 from 76’ to 90’, including additional time.

Adriano: a goal every 93.6 minutes

Adriano is unstoppable. So far this season he has scored 13 goals in 16 matches and has played a total of 1,218 minutes. That's a goal every 93.6 minutes.

wins(30) draws(22) defeats(13)
GENOA - Christian Vieri celebrated his return from injury with two goals at the Marassi on Sunday afternoon, but a competitive Sampdoria side twice came back from behind to force a draw.

Bobogol put the Nerazzurri in front just after the half hour with a superb flicked header into the top right-hand corner from Alvaro Recoba's left-wing free kick. The home side equalised eleven minutes after the restart when Cipriani pounced on a loose ball from a corner then from close range slammed his shot past Toldo.

Zaccheroni's reply was to bring on Adriano for Cruz and Inter went close to a second soon after when Vieri's header from Recoba's cross came off the far post. Bobo made no mistake eleven minutes from time when he stabbed home after receiving short from Adriano. But Samp weren't finished and after Cirpriani was fouled by Cannavaro in the box Doni smashed his penalty kick into the roof of the net to salvage a point.

The Nerazzurri host Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final return leg on Thursday then entertain Udinese next Sunday in Week 21 of the Serie A.

Match facts:

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

Scorers: Vieri 31', 79' Cipriani 56', Doni (pen) 86'

SAMPDORIA: 21 Antonioli, 3 Bettarini, 4 Volpi, 5 Carrozzieri, 7 Cipriani (72 Sacchetti 88'), 9 Bazzani, 14 Conte, 17 Palombo, 23 Diana, 27 Doni, 77 Zenoni (13 Yanagisawa 82')
Subs not used: 1 Turci, 24 Floro Flores, 25 Sakic, 26 Pedone, 29 Donati
Coach: Walter Novellino

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 9 Cruz (10 Adriano 58'), 11 Stankovic (5 Emre 73'), 13 Helveg, 14 Farinos, 15 Adani, 17 Cannavaro, 20 Recoba (18 Kily Gonzalez 82'), 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 7 Van der Meyde, 8 Lamouchi, 26 Pasquale
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

Referee: Paparesta

Booked: Conte 4', Helveg 28', Zenoni 78'
Sent off: Conte 90'

starting lineups

Antonioli 1 Toldo
Bettarini 2 Cordoba
Volpi 4 Zanetti
Carrozzieri 9 Cruz
Cipriani 11 Stankovic
Bazzani 13 Helveg
Conte 14 Farinos
Palombo 15 Adani
Diana 17 Cannavaro
Doni 20 Recoba
Zenoni 32 Vieri


Turci 12 Fontana
Yanagisawa 5 Emre
Floro Flores 7 Van Der Meyde
Sakic 8 Lamouchi
Pedone 10 Adriano
Donati 18 Kily Gonzalez
Sacchetti 26 Pasquale