Final score

15 February 2004 15:00

26' (2nd half) Cruz
21' (2nd half) Fava
7' (2nd half) Pinzi
Referee: Luca Palanca / Linesmen: Babini, Farina / Fourth official: Bergonzi
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47' Fava plays a short pass back to Pieri, whose shot from the edge of the penalty box is pushed round for a corner by Toldo.
47' There's no time to take it and Palanca sends the sides into the changing rooms. Inter 0 Udinese 0.
45' 2 minutes of added time to play.
44' Muntari's weak shot from 20 metres is easily collected by Toldo.
43' Jankulovski receives short from Jorgensen then from the edge of our penalty box sends a low shot wide of the far post.
42' Recoba darts down the left then from the distance shoots on target. De Sanctis saves.
42' From a more central position Il Chino tests De Sanctis again.
40' Udinese defender Pinzi needs medical attention after a collision with Cordoba.
39' Javier Zanetti tackles Pieri on the left wing and concedes a corner to Udinese.
37' Jorgensen creates space for himself outside our area then sends a shot on target. Toldo saves.
36' Adriano fires wide with a diagonal left-foot effort.
35' Farinos receives five yards outside the Udinese box then shoots wide of the left-hand post.
33' Adriano controls Pasquale's long ball forward then the Brazilian is dispossessed by Udinese veteran Sensini.
32' Pizarro is stretchered off and the Bianconeri are momentarily down to ten men.
31' Udine win a left-wing free kick after Farinos fouls Pizarro. The Chile midfielder needs treatment to a head wound.
29' Adriano receives from Recoba inside the Udine penalty box then slices a right-footed shot wide of the near post.
28' The Spanish midfielder comes back on to the pitch.
27' The Nerazzurri are momentarily down to ten men as Farinos receives treatment his his right ankle.
26' Pizarro cuts out Stankovic's ball forward for Recoba and Udinese move on the counter-attack.
25' Jankulovski aims for the top right-hand corner but his free kick goes well over the crossbar.
24' Free kick to Udinese several yards outside the Inter box after Cordoba fouls Fava.
23' At the other end Jorgensen hits the far post with a first-time left-footed strike.
22' Recoba makes a surging run in the Udine half after receiving from J.Zanetti. El Chino passes to Cruz, who attempts a dummy to let the ball roll through to Adriano, but Udinese intercept.
21' Cruz is dispossessed by Kroldrup but Palanca spots a foul by the Bianconeri defender and awards us a free kick 40 metres out.
20' Kroldrup beats Cruz to Recoba's cross and we win a right-wing corner.
19' Stankovic receives from Adriano on the right then crosses over to the far side. Udinese win possession.
18' Fava strikes a low shot on target after a headed assist from Jorgensen. Toldo saves at the near post.
17' Bertotto gets the better of Adriano deep inside the Udinese half and plays forward.
16' Pizarro plays a long ball forward for Jankulovski. Toldo comes off his line to deny the Czech Republic player.
16' Jorgensen's header from Fava's right-wing cross is way off target.
14' Inter close to a goal. Recoba dummies three black and white shirts then shoots from inside the box. De Sanctis saves.
11' Helveg commits a foul on Jankulovski, who has made a run on goal after receiving short from Pizarro. Free kick to the visitors 25 metres out.
11' Pizarro's free kick rebounds off Sensini and the Nerazzurri clear.
10' Stankovic picks out Adriano on the left wing. The Brazilian plays the ball through Bertotto's legs then wins a corner for Inter.
8' Jorgensen intercepts Recoba's short pass back to Stankovic. Udinese come forward and Fava shoots over the bar from 20 yards.
7' Kroldrup anticipates Adriano to Farinos' long ball forward.
5' Udinese win a left-wing corner kick. Cordoba heads clear at the near post.
4' Muntari cuts out a Nerazzurri move involving Recoba, Cruz and Stankovic and the visitors come forward.
2' Stankovic plays a one-two with Cruz then passes forward for Adriano. Kroldrup heads clear.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter v Udinese. Palanca blows his whistle and the Bianconeri kick off.
1' Jankulovski tries to turn Cordoba on the right wing. Udinese win a free kick after the ref blows for a foul.
1' Recoba plays a long ball forward for Adriano, who wins a throw-in.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Udinese beat Inter 2-1.
47' De Sanctis beats Vieri to Stankovic's right-wing cross over to the far post.
47' Karagounis blasts over the bar after picking up a loose ball outside the Bianconeri box.
46' Inter win a free kick 45 yards out. Karagounis plays to Pasquale on the left. The wing-back's cross goes out of play at the far post.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
44' From the left Pasquale plays to Vieri, who heads over the crossbar.
43' More magic from Karagounis, who turns two opponents on the edge of the area then plays over to Bobo on the right.
41' Udinese bring on Felipe for Pieri.
39' Vieri glances a header wide of the right-hand post after Pasquale's cross in from the right.
35' De Sanctis is foules by Cruz as both players jump to meet Pasquale's left-wing cross.
33' Udinese make their second substitution: Pizarro comes off, Pazienza comes on.
31' The Greek international plays wide to Lamouchi on the right wing. The Frenchman's cross goes out of play at the far post.
30' Superb play by Karagounis, who dribbles two opponents then plays short to Vieri, whose shot goes wide.
29' Cruz curls his free kick to the top left-hand corner. De Sanctis pulls off a terrific save.
28' Karagounis is brought down by Pinzi as he tries he find a way past three Udinese players. Free kick to us in a central position six metres outside the Bianconeri area.
28' Spalletti brings on Iaquinta for Fava.
27' Muntari's left-footed shot from the left forces Toldo into making a good save. Seconds later Pasquale almost turns Fava's overhead kick into his own net.
26' Cruz pulls one back for Inter with a shot into the roof of the net after Vieri brings down a ball forward.
25' Pasquale's 30-metre shot causes no problems for De Sanctis.
24' Zac makes his third switch: Karagounis replaces Farinos.
24' Cruz curls his free kick round the Udinese wall. De Sanctis makes a good save at the near post.
23' Sensini fouls Cruz five metres outside the Udinese box. Free kick.
22' Pinzi weaves his way past two black and blue shirts then sends a weak shot on target. Toldo makes an easy save.
21' 2-0 to Udinese. Fava beats the Inter defence to Jakulovski's cross from the right and shoots home from the edge of the six-yard box
19' Excellent defending by Adani, who at full stretch cuts out Jorgensen's cross in from the left. Corner to Udinese.
18' Applauses for Stankovic, who gets back to make a great sliding tackle on Pizarrro after losing the ball in midfield.
16' Bobo Vieri's cross-shot from the left is saved by De Sanctis.
15' Adani cuts out Jorgensen's right-wing cross and the Nerazzurri come forward.
15' Udinese attack back and Jorgensen sends a right-foot shot wide after a diagonal run.
13' From 25 metres Jorgensen fires high over the bar.
11' Jankulovski blasts way wide from close range.
10' Fava heads wide from close range after beating Cordoba to Jorgensen's left-wing cross.
9' Inter bring on Vieri for Adriano.
8' Udinese take the lead. Pinzi's low, right-foot shot from the distance goes in off the near post.
7' Cruz makes a diagonal run on goal then shoots from the edge of the box. Sensini blocks.
5' Stankovic wins the ball off Jankulovski then plays forward to Adriano, who barges his way past Sensini and Bertotto before losing the ball.
4' The Meazza roars in disapproval after Palanca fails to blow for a foul on Cruz.
3' Jorgensen storms down the left then plays into the area where Fava shoots first time. Toldo collects.
1' The Nerazzurri get the second half underway.
1' Zaccheroni has made a half-time switch, with Sabri Lamouchi on for Recoba.
1' Lamouchi passes to Adriano who plays back to Stankovic. The Serb, playing in a more attacking position than in the first half, shoots on target. De Sanctis saves.
Average rating 5.09
9 shots on target 11
8 shots off target 7
14 fouls committed 15
5 corners 6
0 offsides 1
28:23 ball possession 33:43
Zaccheroni v Spalletti

The current Inter and Udinese coaches have met on 5 previous occasions. Zac has the edge with 2 wins to 1 and has never lost at home to Spalletti.

In detail:

1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Empoli 2-2 0-1
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Sampdoria 3-2 ----
2003/04 C. Italia Inter-Udinese 3-1 0-0

Zaccheroni v Udinese

Alberto Zaccheroni has faced his former side on 13 occasions. He won 9 of those matches, with 3 draws and just 1 defeat (in 1994/95 when in charge of Cosenza). Zac's sides have never lost at home to the Bianconeri, with 5 victories and a draw to his credit.

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
2003/04 C. Italia Inter-Udinese 3-1 0-0

Spalletti v Inter

From 10 matches against Inter, Tuscan coach Spalletti has recorded 4 victories, 3 draws and 3 defeats. He has never drawn in matches at the San Siro.

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 C. Italia Udinese-Inter 0-0 1- 3
2003/04 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-0 ----

Bobo consistently on target against Udinese

Since joining Inter, Christian Vieri has scored a goal in each of his matches against Udinese: on 5 December 1999, 24 February 2002 and 9 November 2002. Bobo didn't play in the Nerazzurri's 2-1 victory over the Bianconeri on 25 February 2001.

Inter prolific in second half of season

After Milan (9 goals in 3 matches), Inter have the second best attack in the second half of the Serie A season with 7 goals (1 against Modena, 4 against Siena and 2 against Sampdoria). Recoba has scored three, with two apiece for Vieri and Adriano.

Bianconeri unbeaten away since November

Udinese haven't lost away from home in the championship since 9 November when they lost 4-1 to Juventus at the Delle Alpi. Since then, Spalletti's side have collected two wins (away to Brescia and AC Milan), and two draws (at Chievo and Roma).

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.

wins(29) draws(11) defeats(10)
MILAN - The Nerazzurri were beaten 2-1 by Udinese in Sunday afternoon's Serie A Week 21 match at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The visitors took a 53rd-minute lead when Pinzi's ferocious right-foot shot went in off the near post, then redoubled on 66 minutes through Fava, who bundled the ball home from six yards after beating two Inter defenders to Jankulovski's cross.

Julio Cruz pulled a goal back with a diagonal shot into the roof of the net after Vieri brought down a ball played into the Udine penalty box.

Boosted by the entrance of Greek midfielder Karagounis, Inter pushed hard for an equaliser in the final stages of the match but were denied on numerous occasions by an in-form De Sanctis.

Match facts:

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

Scorers: Pinzi 53', Fava 66', Cruz 71'

INTER: Toldo, Cordoba, J. Zanetti, Cruz, Adriano (Vieri 54'), Stankovic, Helveg, Farinos (Karagounis 69'), Adani, Recoba (Lamouchi 46'), Pasquale
Subs: Fontana, Van Der Meyde, Kily Gonzalez, Okan
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

UDINESE: De Sanctis, Kroldrup, Bertotto, Jankulovski, Pizarro (Pazienza 78'), Jorgensen, Fava (Iaquinta 73'), Pinzi, Sensini, Pieri (Felipe 86'), Muntari
Subs: Renard, Castroman, Jancker, Alberto
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Referee: Palanca

starting lineups

Toldo 1 De Sanctis
Cordoba 2 Kroldrup
Zanetti 4 Bertotto
Cruz 9 Jankulovski
Adriano 10 Pizarro
Stankovic 11 Jorgensen
Helveg 13 Fava
Farinos 14 Pinzi
Adani 15 Sensini
Recoba 20 Pieri
Pasquale 26 Muntari


Fontana 12 Renard
Van Der Meyde 7 Castroman
Lamouchi 8 Jancker
Kily Gonzalez 18 Felipe
Karagounis 19 Pazienza
Okan 22 Alberto
Vieri 32 Iaquinta