Final score

21 January 2004 17:30

17' (2nd half) Cruz (P)
6' (2nd half) Martins
16' Van Der Meyde
35' Fava
referee Domenico Messina / linesmen Copelli, Calcagno / 4th man Romeo
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Minutes Text commentary
48' Cordoba is cautioned by Messina for shoving Jorgensen off the ball.
48' From ten yards out Jorgensen hits the crossbar.
48' Half time. Inter 1-1 Udinese.
47' Toldo comes off his line and catches Jankulovski's left-wing cross.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
45' Van der Meyde is an inch offside as he latches on to Recoba's crossfield pass.
44' With the outside of his left foot, Jankulovski shoots on target. Toldo makes an easy save.
43' Emre plays a long ball forward for Martins, but it's a shade too long and Renard collects.
38' Oba gets on the end of J.Zanetti's left-wing cross then tries to shoot on goal. The Nigerian is immediately surrounded by four opponents.
37' Felipe limps off the pitch after a challenge by Helveg.
35' Udinese draw level through Fava, who anticipates Cordoba to a right-wing cross and heads past Toldo from close range.
33' Jankulovski takes on Helveg on the left wing then curls a shot on target. Toldo saves.
31' Jankulovski's left-footed shot from 25 yards out comes off Gamarra. Udinese remain in attack and seconds later Muntari shoots wide.
29' Farinos looks for the top right-hand corner with a curled shot from the distance. It's not far off.
28' Oba Martins scores a peach of a goal but Messina disallows it (the Nigerian turned Bertotto after receiving from Emre then sent a potent shot into the back of the net).
27' Emre fires wide of the far post after Inter keep the ball in the Udinese penalty area. Cordoba also manages a shot in the goalmouth scramble.
26' Van der Meyde crosses in from the right. Kroldrup gives away a corner.
25' Recoba wins a left-wing corner for Inter after playing a one-two with captain Zanetti.
23' Inter substitution: Farinos comes on for the Argentina midfielder.
22' Fair play. With Almeyda on the ground in midfield, Jankulovski kicks the ball out of play.
20' Spalletti brings on Gutierrez for Pieri, who cannot continue.
19' Almeyda requires treatment after an incident in the Inter box.
18' From a position just inside our penalty area, Muntari fires wide.
16' Oba is fouled by Bertotto and the Udinese captain is promptly yellow-carded by Messina. Free kick to us on the left wing.
16' GOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Andy van der Meyde's left-wing free kick goes in at the far post.
14' Pieri remains on the ground following a challenge by Helveg. The Udinese defender hobbles off the pitch.
13' Free kick to us to the right of the Udinese area. Recoba curls the ball into the area, Pieri heads clear.
11' Messina gives a free kick our way after Martins is fouled by Kroldrup.
10' Free kick to Udine ten metres in our half after Cannavaro brings down Fava.
8' Applauses for Almeyda, who receives from J.Zanetti then from the distance fires just over Renard's left-hand post.
7' From the edge of the Udine area, van der Meyde sends a low shot on target. Renard saves.
6' From the left wing Muntari plays a high cross into the Inter penalty area. Toldo catches.
5' Oba presses Kroldrup hard, forcing the Udinese defender to pass back to Renard.
3' Felipe beats van der Meyde to a long ball forward.
3' Toldo comes off his line to beat Fava to Pazienza's defence-splitting pass.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter v Udinese. The Bianconeri kick off this Coppa Italia quarter-final return leg.
1' Udinese win a right-wing corner. Inter clear.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Oba requires treatment after falling while running on to Emre's through ball.
48' Full time. Inter are through to the semi-finals of the Tim Cup.
47' Muntari fires left-footed over the Inter crossbar.
46' Udinese win a free kick 40 yards out. Bertotto's long-range shot goes wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
45' There will be 3 minutes of added time to play.
40' Udinese switch: Gutierrez is replaced by Iaquinta.
39' Jankulovski's deep cross from the left finishes over Toldo's crossbar.
37' Van der Meyde wins a corner for Inter after a shot from the distance.
35' Helveg is booked by Messina for foul play.
35' Kroldrup's header from Udinese's free kick is easily caught by Francesco Toldo.
34' Castroman's off-target shot from inside the Nerazzurri box is cleared by Cordoba.
29' Julio Ricardo Cruz is yellow-carded for fouling Muntari.
24' At full stretch Cannavaro clears from Jankulovski's cross.
23' Pasquale is shoulder-barged by Castroman as he brings the balll out of defence.
21' Oba Martins fires high with a left-footed shot from the distance after elegantly turning his marker.
20' Javier Zanetti is applauded as he is replaced by Giovanni Pasquale.
17' Cruz is brought down by Bertotto in the Udinese box. Penalty to Inter!
17' 3-1 to us! The Argentine send his spot kick in at the bottom right-hand corner.
16' Pazienza is cautioned for pulling Emre's shirt.
16' Udinese replace Alberto with Castroman.
14' Messina fails to give a penalty to Inter after Kroldrup handles Emre's cross.
13' Bertotto is booked for a foul on J.Zanetti.
12' Van der Meyde truns Alberto inside the Bianconeri penalty area then curls a right-footed shot wide.
10' Cordoba heads home from the corner, but Messina blows for a foul by van der Meyde on the Udinese keeper.
9' Cruz's free kick comes off the Udine wall but it will have to be taken again. Emre's attempt is saved. Corner to us.
8' Oba is fouled by Kroldrup eight metres outside the Bianconeri box.
6' OBAGOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oba Martins races on to Helveg's through ball then runs for fifteen metres before slotting past Renard from the edge of the Udinese penalty area.
5' Inter win another corner after van der Meyde's left-wing free kick is cleared.
4' The Argentine's shot from the set piece takes a deflection. Bertotto can't prevent the ball from going out for a corner.
3' The Nerazzurri win a free kick in a central position five yards outside the Udine box after Cruz is fouled.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Cruz replaces Recoba at the start of the second period.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 6.87
6 shots on target 5
10 shots off target 9
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
2 offsides 2
27:23 ball possession 25:28
Disciplinary situation & former players/coaches

Inter Suspended: Kallon
Cautioned: Cruz, Farinos, Helveg, Van der Meyde, J.Zanetti
Former players/coaches: Helveg (154 apps, 6 goals in official matches from November 1993 to June 1998)
Zaccheroni (50 victories, 25 draws and 38 defeats in 113 official matches from 1995/96 to 1997/98)

Suspended: Nessuno
Cautioned: Alberto, Bertotto, Fava, Kroldrup, Nomvete
Former players/coaches: None

Zaccheroni v Spalletti

The current Nerazzurri and Udinese coaches have met on four occasions, with one win apiece and two draws the score.

In detail:

1997/98	Serie A		Udinese-Empoli	2-2
1998/99	Serie A		AC Milan-Sampdoria	3-2
2003/04	C. Italia		Inter-Udinese	
	----	0-0

Zaccheroni v Udinese

Alberto Zaccheroni has faced his former side on 12 occasions, with eight victories to his credit, three draws and one defeat (a 1-0 loss at home while in charge of Cosenza in the 1994/95 Serie B season).

In detail:

1991/92	Serie B		Venezia-Udinese	1-1
1994/95	Serie B		Cosenza-Udinese	1-0
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
2003/04	C. Italia		Inter-Udinese	
	----	0-0

Spalletti v Inter

The Tuscan coach has managed four victories, three draws and two defeats in his nine matches against Inter. Spalletti has never drawn at the San Siro (one victory and two defeats).

In detail:

1997/98	Serie A		Empoli-Inter		1-1
1998/99	Serie A		Sampdoria-Inter	4-0
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	----
2003/04	C. Italia		Udinese-Inter	
	0-0	----

No goal conceded by Udinese in cup for 365'

Udinese haven't let in a goal in the domestic cup competition since 25 September 2002, when they were beaten 4-1 at Bari. The Apulians' last goal in that match was scored by Chukwu on 85 minutes. Since then the Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet for the last 5 minutes of that match plus the entire games against Bari in the return leg (1-0 at home), Bologna in this season's cup (1-0 away, 3-0 at home) and Inter in the quarter-final first leg (0-0), for a total of 365 minutes.

Zac chasing second cup semi-final

Alberto Zaccheroni is looking to reach the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia for the second time in his coaching career. The last time he made it into the last four of the domestic cup was with AC Milan in 2000/01. The Rossoneri beat Fiorentina 2-0 at the Franchi after being held 2-2 in the first leg at the San Siro.

Udinese through in cup once from three 0-0 draws in first legs at home

Udinese go into a return leg of a Coppa Italia tie after a goalless draw at home in the first leg for the fourth time in the club's history. On one occasion the side from Friuli have progressed in the tournament, while they have been knocked out on the other two occasions. Udinese reached the quarter-finals in 1998/99 thanks to a 1-0 victory over Vicenza, and were eliminated by Juventus at the last 32 stage in 1991/92 (a 3-0 defeat in Turin) and by Inter in the round of 16 in 1993/94 (a 2-1 defeat at the San Siro).

Inter and 0-0 Coppa Italia first-leg draws away

For the third time, Inter go into a Coppa Italia return leg after a 0-0 draw away from home in the first leg. The Nerazzurri have progressed in the tournament on two occasions (Inter 2-0 Foggia in the round of 16 in 1992/93 and Inter 2-1 Udinese in the last 32 in 1993/94), and were knocked out in the other return match after a scoreless first leg (Inter 0- 3 AC Milan in 1992/93).

wins(4) draws(1) defeats(0)
MILAN - The Nerazzurri are through to the semi-finals of the Tim Cup after a convincing 3-1 win a home to Udinese.

Dutch winger Andy van der Meyde put Inter in front after 16 minutes of play when his powerful right-footed free kick from a tight angle on the left wing went in at the far post.

Udinese were back in the game ten minutes before the break when Fava anticipated Cordoba to Alberto's curled right-wing cross then powered a header past Toldo, meaning the Nerazzurri had to score in the second half to remain in the domestic cup competition.

That they did, and Obafemi Martins restored Inter's lead six minutes into the second half. The Nigerian showed all his pace as he raced on to Helveg's through ball, made a darting fifteen-metre run then with Renard off his line coolly slotted past the Bianconeri custodian.

Second-half substitute Julio Cruz made the result safe on 62 minutes when he procured a penalty then sent his spot kick out of Renard's reach and in at the bottom right-hand corner.

Match facts:

INTER 3-1 UDINESE (ht: 1-1, aggregate score 4-2)

Scorers: van der Meyde 16', Fava 35', Martins 51', Cruz (pen) 62'

INTER: Toldo, Cordoba, J. Zanetti (Pasquale 65'), Emre, Van der Meyde, Helveg, Cannavaro, Recoba (Cruz 46'), Gamarra, Almeyda (Farinos 23'), Martins
Subs not used: Fontana, Lamouchi, Adani, Karagounis
Coach: Zaccheroni

UDINESE: Renard, Kroldrup. Bertotto, Jankulovski, Jorgensen, Fava, Felipe, Pazienza, Alberto (Castroman 61'), Pieri (Gutierrez 20', Iaquinta 85'), Muntari
Subs not used: De Sanctis, Rossitto, Lestani, Politti
Coach: Spalletti

Referee: Messina

Booked: Bertotto 16', Cordoba 48', Bertotto 58', Pazienza 61', Cruz 74', Helveg 80' (Cruz and Helveg will miss the semi-final first leg due to suspension)

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Renald
Cordoba 2 Kroldrup
Zanetti 4 Bertotto
Emre 5 Jankulovski
Van Der Meyde 7 Jorgensen
Helveg 13 Fava
Cannavaro 17 Felipe
Recoba 20 Pazienza
Gamarra 24 Alberto
Almeyda 25 Pieri
Martins 30 Muntari


Fontana 12 De Sanctis
Lamouchi 8 Castroman
Cruz 9 Gutierrez
Farinos 14 Rossitto
Adani 15 Lestani
Karagounis 19 Politti
Pasquale 26 Iaquinta