Final score

13 January 2004 21:00

Referee: Stefano Farina / Linesmen: Contini, Saglietti / Fourth official: Romeo
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46' Half time. Udinese 0-0 Inter.
46' From the distance Pazienza shoots into the Curva.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
45' Inter close to a goal. Andy van der Meyde latches on to Cruz's left-wing cross then sends a low, left-footed shot centimetres wide of Renard's left-hand post.
44' Farinos tackles Pizarro well inside the Udine half. For Farina it's a foul.
42' Jankulovski shoots from close range. This time it's on-target, but Fontana is there to make the save.
41' In the Udinese penalty area van der Meyde plays wide to Helveg on the right. The Dane's cross is headed clear.
40' Yellow card. Fava goes down in Farina's book for shoving our captain off the ball.
39' Udinese win a corner after Alberto's right-wing cross takes a deflection off Javier Zanetti. From close range, Kroldrup heads wide of Fontana's right-wing post.
38' Jankulovski shoots over at the near post after Jorgensen's left-wing cross takes a deflection off Adani.
37' Ivan Ramiro blocks Pieri's attempt at a left-wing cross.
35' In a clear shooting position, Jorgensen fires Gamarra's half-clearance wide.
33' Inter come forward on the break. Van der Meyde plays a cross-field pass for Oba, who rounds Renard just outside the Udinese area then fires over an open goal.
33' Gamarra fouls Jankulovski from behind and Udinese win a free kick 40 yards out.
31' Inter win a right-wing corner after good work by van der Meyde. His corner kick is headed clear.
29' Fava fouls Adani as the Nerazzurri defender brings the ball out of defence.
28' Inside our penalty area Gamarra makes a superb tackle on Fava and clears from danger.
27' Van der Meyde's weak free kick is cleared by Udinese.
27' Udinese captain Bertotto brings down Cruz on the left wing. Free kick.
26' In what is turning out to be an interesting duel on the left wing, Cordoba tackles Pieri to win possession for Inter.
24' Oba picks up the ball just outside the Udinese box then advances five metres before sending a stinger wide of Renard's right-wing post.
22' From a very tight angle near the right-wing by-line, Oba shoots straight at Renard.
20' Cruz combines Oba then is closed down in the penalty area. Udinese play clear but the Nerazzurri win the ball back.
18' Jorgensen races on to a ball played to the left-wing by-line but can't prevent it from going out for an Inter goal kick.
18' Javieri Zanetti takes on three opponents then plays wide to Andy van der Meyde. The Dutchman's right-wing cross is blocked.
16' Another great save from Fontana. This time, 'Big Cat' denies Alberto.
15' Gamarra heads clear from Pieri's left-wing cross.
14' From the distance Jorgensen sends a low shot wide of Fontana's right-hand post.
13' Jimmy Fontana saves from Jankulovski's close-range shot then smothers the ball to deny Jorgensen a follow-up shot.
12' Free kick to us just inside the Udinese half after Cruz is brought down by Bertotto.
11' Obagol is caught offside as he sprints on to a through ball from Zanetti.
10' Fava receives to the right of the Nerazzurri goal then on the turn blasts his shot well over.
9' Cordoba anticipates Pieri again as Udinese try to attack down the left wing.
8' Incredible. Van der Meyde is clearly brought down in the area after receivng a left-wing cross from Cruz. No penalty given by Farina.
6' Cordoba anticipates Pieri to a pass forward then plays clear.
6' Fontana catches Jankulovski's deep left-wing cross into the box.
5' Inter on the break. Cruz passes to van der Meyde, whose shot from the edge of the area is blocked. The Nerazzurri win a corner.
4' Van der Meyde tries to start a run on the right wing. Pieri closes him down and gives away a throw-in.
3' The first free kick of the match goes our way as Pizarro brings down Zanetti in midfield.
2' Pressed hard by the Udinese forwards, Gamarra kicks the ball out of play for a Bianconeri throw-in.
1' Udinese kick off against the Nerazzurri (who are playing in their yellow shirts).
1' Pieri wins the home side a left-wing corner kick. Gamarra clears.
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47' Full time. Udinese 0-0 Inter. The sides meet at the Meazza in seven days' time.
47' Inter head out of defence three times in the space of thirty seconds as Udinese look for a late winner.
46' Udinese switch: Rossitto replaces Pazienza.
45' There will be 3 minutes of additional time.
44' Javier Zanetti brings the ball out of defence, makes a powerful 20-metre run then is fouled by Muntari. Free kick.
41' Karagounis takes the free kick. It's deflected out for a rght-wing corner.
40' Kroldrup is booked for a foul Martins.
39' Gutierrez's right-footed shot sails over Fontana's crossbar.
38' Eliakwu is offside as he does the same, but in any case Renard is well-positioned and beats the young striker to the ball.
37' Oba is caught just offside as he races on to Almeyda's through ball.
36' Eliakwu combines with fellow countryman Martins then sees his shot deflected. Renard collects.
35' Jorgensen's low, diagonal shot is saved by Jimmy Fontana. Corner to the home side.
34' Isah Eliakwu makes his first start for the Nerazzurri. Off comes van der Meyde.
32' Oba wins us a corner after causing a few problems for the Bianconeri to the left of Renard's goal.
30' Jorgensen plays wide to Gutierrez, who sends a diagonal shot on target. Fontana saves.
29' Spalletti brings on Gutierrez for Pizarro, who limps off to applauses from the home fans.
28' Giorgios Karagounis twists and turns Bertotto to the left of the Udinese goal then sees his shot blocked.
27' Bertotto heads over his own crossbar and we win a corner. Renard jumps and catches Karagounis' set piece.
26' Pizarro is stretchered off following a clash with Karagounis.
25' The Greek is straight into the action. He plays the ball into the opposing penalty area for van der Meyde, then Martins has a shot saved by Renard.
24' It's Cruz's last slice of the action. Zac brings on Greece midfielder Karagounis for the striker.
23' Inside the Udine box Oba heads down van der Meyde's cross for Cruz. The Argentine fails to make clean contact.
22' Cruz combines with Oba then goes down on the edge of Renard's area. Udinese bring the ball out of defence and come forward.
20' Helveg is cautioned for a foul on Muntari in midfield.
19' Renard dilly dallies outside his penalty area but no Nerazzurri player manages to intercept the Udinese keeper.
17' Lamouchi's free kick comes off the black and white wall.
16' Inter win a free kick just outside the Udinese penalty area after van der Meyde is brought down.
15' Muntari picks up the ball to the right of the Inter box then crosses out of play at the far post.
14' Lamouchi blocks Bertotto's clearance from the left-wing by-line. Throw-in to Udinese.
13' Inside the Udinese half, Cruz's backheel for J.Zanetti is intercepted by Jankulovski.
12' Cruz heads clear from Pizarro's ball in from the left. The Nerazzurri forwards are back in defence as Udinese pile on the pressure.
10' Van der Meyde heads round the post to prevent Fava from making a close-range shot.
10' Udinese win a corner after Adani, at full stretch, clears from Jankulovski's right-wing cross.
9' Fontana comes off his line to deny Fava.
7' Muntari fires a low shot wide of Fontana's left-hand post.
5' Cruz is sent flying by Jankulovski. Farina gives the free kick, but not a yellow card.
3' With only Fontana to beat, Udinese sub Muntari sends a left-footed shot high over the crossbar.
2' Inter on the attack. Oba receives on the edge of the Udine box and is immediately closed down by two black and white shirts.
1' Inter get the second half underway.
1' Udinese substitution: Alberto is replaced by Muntari.
1' Inter substitution: Lamouchi on, Farinos off.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 5.76
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Zac v Udinese

Alberto Zaccheroni has faced his former club on 11 occasions, with 8 victories to his credit. He has drawn twice and lost once when in charge of Cosenza in 1994/95.

In detail:

1991/92 Serie B Venezia-Udinese 1-1 0-0
1994/95 Serie B Cosenza-Udinese 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Udinese 3-0 5-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Udinese 4-0 2-1
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Udinese ---- 1-0
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-0 4-1

Spalletti v Inter

Spalletti has won 4 of his previous 8 matches against Inter, with 2 draws and 2 defeats. Inter have never won a match away to sides coached by Spalletti (2 draws and 3 defeats).

In detail:

1997/98 Serie A Empoli-Inter 1-1 1-4
1998/99 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter 4-0 0-3
1999/00 Serie A Venezia-Inter 1-0 -----
2002/03 Serie A Udinese-Inter 2-1 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-0 ----

Spalletti v Zac

The current Udinese and Inter coaches have faced each other on three occasions, with one victory apiece.

In detail:

1997/98 Serie A Empoli-Udinese 1-0 2-2
1998/99 Serie A Sampdoria-AC Milan ---- 2-3

Jorgensen and goals against Toldo

Udinese forward Martin Jorgensen has put 3 of his 30 Italian goals past Francesco Toldo: 1 in Fiorentina 1-1 Udinese (1999/00 Serie A), 1 in Udinese 1-3 Fiorentina (2000/01Serie A) and the other in Inter 1-2 Udinese (2002/03 Serie A). The Dane has also scored 3 goals in matches against Pagliuca.

Pinzi set to celebrate 100th appearance

Giampiero Pinzi will make his 100th appearance in competitive matches if selected to face the Nerazzurri. The Udinese player, who has also worn a Lazio shirt, has played 80 matches in the Serie A, 13 in the Coppa Italia and 6 in European competitions. He made his debut on 2 November 1999 in Lazio's 1-0 win away to Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.

Bianconeri unbeaten at home in cup since 1995

Udinese haven't lost at home in the Coppa Italia since 25 October 1995 when they were beaten 1-0 by Lazio. Since then, the Bianconeri from Friuli have recorded 11 wins and 3 draws.

Inter and cup goals let in

Inter have a let in at least one goal in their last 6 domestic cup matches, for a total of 9 goals conceded. The last time the Nerazzurri kept a clean sheet was Inter 0-0 Parma on 14 December 2000, while the last away match without letting in a goal was Cesena 0-0 Inter on 24 September 1998. Since then Inter have played 12 cup matches away from home and conceded 22 goals.

Zac impressive against former team

Since leaving Udinese, Alberto Zaccheroni has always beaten his former club. In the 1998/99 and 1999/00 seasons, Zac won four matches while in charge of AC Milan. He won again with the Rossoneri in 2000/01 and twice in 2001/02 with Lazio.

wins(1) draws(4) defeats(2)
UDINE - Everything is still to play for in the Tim Cup quarter-final after Udinese and Inter played out a goalless draw at the Friuli on Tuesday evening.

After an indifferent opening period Inter upped their game in the second half, particularly after the entrance of Greek international Karagounis, who added more verve in an attacking midfield position.

After three call-ups, Zaccheroni handed Primavera striker Isah 'Aly' Eliakwu his first-team debut, and the young Nigerian immedately showed signs of a good understanding with fellow countryman Obafemi Martins.

The two sides meet at the Meazza for the return leg in eight days' time. In the meantime, the Nerazzurri host Empoli in the Serie A on Sunday.

Match facts:

UDINESE 0-0 INTER (ht: 0-0)

UDINESE: 90 Renard, 2 Kroldrup, 4 Bertotto, 6 Jankulovski, 8 Pizarro (24 Gutierrez 74'), 10 Jorgensen, 11 Fava, 19 Felipe, 21 Pazienza (31 Rossitto 90'+1'), 22 Alberto (32 Muntari 46'), 26 Pieri
Subs not used: 1 De Sanctis, 33 Bonocunto, 34, Lestani, 35 Politti
Coach: Spalletti

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 7 Van der Meyde (33 Eliakwu 79'), 9 Cruz (19 Karagounis 69'), 13 Helveg, 14 Farinos (8 Lamouchi 46'), 15 Adani, 24 Gamarra, 25 Almeyda, 30 Martins
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 22 Okan, 26 Pasquale, 31 Brechet,
Coach: Zaccheroni

Referee: Farina

Booked: Fava 40', Helveg 65', Kroldrup 85'

starting lineups

Renard 12 Fontana
Kroldrup 2 Cordoba
Bertotto 4 Zanetti
Jankulovski 7 Van Der Meyde
Pizarro 9 Cruz
Jorgensen 13 Helveg
Fava 14 Farinos
Felipe 15 Adani
Pazienza 24 Gamarra
Alberto 25 Almeyda
Pieri 30 Martins


De Sanctis 1 Toldo
Gutierrez 8 Lamouchi
Rossitto 19 Karagounis
Muntari 22 Okan
Bonocunto 26 Pasquale
Lestani 31 Brechet
Politti 33 Eliakwu