Final score

21 February 2004 20:30

AC Milan
40' (2nd half) Seedorf
12' (2nd half) Kakà
11' (2nd half) Tomasson
40' Zanetti
15' Stankovic
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Pisacreta / Fourth official: Castellani
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Minute Text commentary
46' Half time. AC Milan 0-2 Inter.
45' Kily's deep cross from the left is headed on by Vieri. Adriano is anticipated.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
44' Toldo collects after Kaka's through ball is an inch too long for Rui Costa.
41' On the right wing Kaka is brought down from behind by Cordoba. The Colombian is booked.
40' 2-0!!!!!!!!!!!! Dida punches clear Stankovic's left-wing corner, then Cristiano Zanetti's long-range shot takes a deflection off Kaladze and goes in.
38' Adriano hits the post with a low shot after J.Zanetti's right-wing cross comes off Nesta.
38' From 20 metres Farinos shoots wide of the right-hand post.
38' Stankovic to Adriano, Adriano to Vieri. Bobogol is closed down by the Rossoneri defence. Corner to us.
37' Kily Gonzalez' angled, low shot from the left is easily cleared by the Milan defence.
36' Powerful right-footed shot by Shevchenko. Toldo punches clear.
35' Farinos brings down Pirlo. Free kick to Milan in a central position 30 metres out.
33' Left-wing corner to us after Nesta blocks Stankovic's cross.
32' After a central run Kaka is dispossessed by C.Zanetti on the edge of the Inter area.
31' Kily Gonzalez is yellow-carded for a sliding challenge on Cafu.
30' Helveg brings down Kaka from behind. Free kick to Milan on the left.
30' Toldo punches clear Pirlo's cross from the set piece.
29' Toldo does well to block then save Kaka's fierce shot from just inside our penalty box.
28' Free kick to Milan after C.Zanetti makes a sliding tackle on Gattuso.
27' Rui Costa makes a bad challenge on Javier Zanetti. Free kick.
26' Kily Gonzalez blocks Cafu's cross from the right and the Rossoneri win a corner kick.
25' Good chance for us. J.Zanetti plays a high ball into the Milan box, where Vieri heads on target. Dida saves.
24' Gennaro Gattuso's low shot from the distance is well-saved by Toldo.
23' Free kick to the Rossoneri on the left wing after C.Zanetti fouls Rui Costa.
22' Adriano's low left-wing cross is cut out by Costacurta.
20' Milan maintain possession in the Inter half then Seedorf finishes off the move with a low shot straight at Toldo.
19' Shevchenko's diving header from Pirlo's deep right-wing cross goes wide of the right-hand post.
18' Kaladze's acrobatic header finishes well wide of the left-hand post.
18' Dida aniticipates Vieri to J.Zanetti's right-wing cross.
17' Seedorf is brought down by Stankovic just outside the Inter box. Free kick to Milan.
15' GOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! Dejan Stankovic's left-wing corner goes in at the far post!
15' Shevchenko is booked for protesting.
13' Vieri turns Costacurta on the right wing then crosses for Adriano. The linesman's flag goes up as the ball went out of play.
12' Cordoba cuts out Rui Costa's pass wide to Sheva.
11' Dida jumps to catch Kily's left-wing cross for Bobo Vieri.
10' The Rossoneri come forward on the attack and Kaka's shot from inside the box is saved by Toldo.
9' Vieri is through on goal with just Cafu and Dida to beat. The Brazilian defender makes an excellent tackle to prevent the Inter striker from advancing further.
8' Rui Costa plays a good ball to Cafu on the right. The Brazilian's cross comes off Cordoba and the first corner of the match goes Milan's way.
7' Kaka combines with Rui Costa then from 20 yards fires a low shot wide of the right-hand post.
6' Toldo collects Cafu's right-wing cross intended for Shevchenko.
4' Rui Costa opens up play with a pass to Shevchenko on the left. The Ukraine forward makes a run into the Inter box then passes to Kaka, who shoots wide.
3' Kily Gonzalez plays a low ball forward to Vieri who fails to control well and the Rossoneri win possession.
2' At the other end Toldo anticipates Shevchenko to Seedorf's pass.
1' Welcome to a jam-packed Giuseppe Meazza for the 257th Milan derby. Inter kick off.
1' Costacurta passes back to DIda with Vieri ready to pounce.
1' Costacurta heads clear Farinos' ball into the Milan area.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Milan beat Inter 3-2.
47' Kaladze boots the ball clear after Adriano fails to get on the end of Karagounis' deep cross from the left.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
43' Kaka is booked for time-wasting.
43' Inter bring on Recoba for Kily Gonzalez.
41' Dida collects after Adriano's shot takes a deflection.
40' Shevchenko's free kick is blocked by Adani.
40' Milan take the lead through Seedorf, who beats Toldo with a fine right-footed strike from 25 yards.
39' Sheva exaggerates after a challenge by Helveg. Free kick to Milan on the edge of the Inter box.
37' Kily plays a one-two with Cruz then is dispossessed by Costacurta.
36' Cristiano Zanetti beats Pirlo to a ball in midfield but Milan win a free kick.
35' Kily aims for the top right-hand corner with a high shot from the edge of the area. It goes over at the far post.
34' Cordoba cuts out Pirlo's low pass for Tomasson to deny Milan a scoring chance.
33' Karagounis fouls Gattuso on the right wing and Milan win a free kick.
30' Zac brings on Cruz for Vieri.
29' Nesta has injured his left hamstring and is replaced by Laursen.
27' Kaka tries to surprise Toldo with a shot from the edge of the box. It goes over the bar.
25' Inter bring on Karagounis for Stankovic.
24' Inter on the counter-attack. From the right wing Adriano plays to Stankovic, whose right-footed shot from the distance is too weak to cause problems for Dida.
24' Milan substitution: Cafu off, Pancaro on.
23' Pirlo's effort comes off the black and blue wall.
21' After a one-two with Kaka, Sheva dives on the edge of the Nerazzurri box. Milan win a free kick.
18' Toldo makes an acrobatic save from Sheva, who turns Helveg then shoots right-footed from the left.
16' Nesta is booked for a lunging foul on Adriano.
14' Stankovic almost does what he did in the first half. The Serb's left-wing free kick sails over the Rossoneri defence but Dida is positioned at the far post and collects.
13' Adriano takes the ball into the Milan area but is intercepted by fellow countryman Cafu.
12' 2-2. Kaka makes a run down the middle then from outside the area shoots past Toldo and in at the right-hand post.
11' Toldo fumbles Seedorf's shot from just outside the box. Tomasson pounces and slots home from close range.
10' Rossoneri on the attack. Toldo blocks Kaladze's cross from the left-wing by-line.
8' Another yellow card. This time it's Stankovic for a foul from behind on Kaka.
6' Cafu is booked by Rosetti for a two-footed challenge on Cordoba.
5' Superb play by Kily Gonzalez. At full stretch, the Argentine robs Kaka in midfield.
5' Adriano latches on to Adani's long ball over the Milan defence then from close range fires high over the bar.
4' Toldo jumps to catch Cafu's high right-wing cross which takes a slight deflection off Kily.
3' Milan build up a move in our half. It comes to an abrupt end when Seedorf shoots into the Curva Sud from 20 yards out.
1' AC Milan kick off the second half.
1' Ancelotti has made a half-time switch. Rui Costa off, Tomasson on.
1' Tomasson turns Adani on the right then slips in the penalty box before being able to cross.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.04
11 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 3
21 fouls committed 32
2 corners 3
4 offsides 1
27:35 ball possession 21:16
Ancelotti v Zaccheroni

The current AC Milan and Inter coaches meet for the 13th time. Ancelotti currently has the edge over Zaccheroni with 5 victories to 4 and 3 draws. Zac has won just one of his last 7 matches against Ancelotti.

In detail:

1996/97 Serie A Parma-Udinese 0-2 1-3
1997/98 Serie A Parma-Udinese 4-1 1-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-AC Milan 0-2 ----
1999/00 Serie A Juventus-AC Milan 3-1 0-2
2000/01 Serie A Juventus-AC Milan 3-0 2-2
2001/02 C. Italia AC Milan-Lazio 2-1 3-2
2001/02 Serie A AC Milan-Lazio 1-1 ----

Ancelotti v Inter

Carlo Ancelotti has recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats in 15 matches against Inter. He hasn't lost a Milan derby for almost two years (AC Milan 0-1 Inter on 3 March 2002).

In detail:

1996/97 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 1-3
1997/98 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter ---- 0-0
1999/00 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1
2000/01 Serie A Juventus-Inter 3-1 2-2
2001/02 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 1-0
2002/03 Ch. League AC Milan-Inter 0-0 1-1
2003/04 Serie A AC Milan-Inter ---- 3-1

Zaccheroni v AC Milan

Against the side he coached from July 1998 to March 2001, Alberto Zaccheroni has managed just one victory, with 3 draws and 6 defeats. The current Inter coach has never won away to the Rossoneri (1 draw and 4 defeats).

In detail:

1995/96 Serie A Udinese-AC Milan 0-2 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-AC Milan 1-1 1-2
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-AC Milan 2-1 0-0
2001/02 C. Italia Lazio-AC Milan 2-3 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-AC Milan 1-1 0-2

Shevchenko danger for Inter

AC Milan forward Shevchenko has scored 109 goals in competitive matches for the Nerazzurri's cross-town rivals. Eleven of those have come in matches against Inter, the side the Ukraine hitman has scored most against: 1 in Inter-AC Milan (1999/00 Serie A), 2 in AC Milan-Inter (1999/00 Coppa Italia), 1 in Inter-AC Milan (1999/00 Coppa Italia), 1 in AC Milan-Inter (1999/00 Serie A), 2 in Inter-AC Milan (2000/01 Serie A), 2 in Inter-AC Milan (2001/02 Serie A), 1 in Inter-AC Milan (2002/03 Champions League), 1 in Inter-AC Milan (2003/04 Serie A).

Pirlo to make 100th appearance for Rossoneri

If he plays on Saturday, former Nerazzurri midfielder Andrea Pirlo will celebrate his one hundredth appearance for AC Milan. Pirlo made his debut in the Rossoneri's 2-0 win away to Bate Borisov in the Uefa Cup on 20 September 2001. So far he has played 65 matches in the Serie A, 4 in the Coppa Italia, 1 in the Italian Super Cup, 27 in European cup competitions, 1 in the European Super Cup and 1 in the Intercontinental Cup.

Milan's second-half form

AC Milan are the 2003/04 Serie A team that have bettered their results most during the second halves of matches, with 15 points earned. The Rossoneri improvements have come in the matches against Bologna (from 1-1 to 2-1), Empoli (from 0-0 to 1-0), Roma (from 1-1 to 2-1), Reggina (from 1-1 to 3-1), Brescia (from 0-0 to 1-0), Ancona (from 0-0 to 5-0), Perugia (from 0-0 to 2-1) and Lecce (from 0-1 to 1-1).

Milan & Inter most prolific teams in last half hours of matches

AC Milan and Inter have scored more in the final half hours of 2003/04 Serie A matches than any other team. The Rossoneri have netted 20 goals out of 40, while 18 of Inter's 36 goals have come from 60' to 90', added time included.

Zac looking for first win as former Milan coach

Alberto Zaccheroni has won just one of his ten previous matches against Milan (whom he coached from July 1998 to March 2001), and hasn't beaten the Rossoneri since he left the club. Since March 2001 Zaccheroni has faced Milan on 4 occasions, with 1 draw and 3 defeats.

Toldo’s Inzaghi nightmare

Francesco Toldo has let in a total of 547 goals in official matches. AC Milan striker Pippo Inzaghi is the most prolific scorer against the current Inter keeper with 11 goals: 1 in Leffe v Ravenna (1992/93 Serie C1), 2 in Atalanta v Fiorentina (1996/97 Serie A), 1 in Juventus v Fiorentina (1997/98 Serie A), 1 in Fiorentina v Juventus (1997/98 Coppa Italia), 1 in Juventus v Fiorentina (1998/99 Serie A), 2 in Juventus v Fiorentina (2000/01 Serie A), 1 in Inter v AC Milan (2001/02 Serie A), 1 in Inter v AC Milan (2002/03 Serie A) and 1 in last October's derby.

wins(38) draws(28) defeats(33)

starting lineups

Dida 1 Toldo
Cafu 2 Cordoba
Kaladze 4 Zanetti
Shevchenko 6 Zanetti
Gattuso 10 Adriano
Rui Costa 11 Stankovic
Nesta 13 Helveg
Costacurta 14 Farinos
Seedorf 15 Adani
Pirlo 18 Kily Gonzalez
Kakà 32 Vieri


Abbiati 12 Fontana
Inzaghi 7 Van Der Meyde
Tomasson 9 Cruz
Laursen 19 Karagounis
Pancaro 20 Recoba
Serginho 22 Okan
Brocchi 26 Pasquale