Final score

4 February 2004 21:00

25' (2nd half) Di Vaio
7' Di Vaio
33' Adriano
3' Adriano
Referee: Paolo Bertini / Linesmen: Stevanato, Griselli / Fourth official: Brighi
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48' It's 2-1 to us after the first half.
47' Cannavaro clashes with Di Vaio in the Nerazzurri box and both players need a quick check-up from the medical staff.
46' Farinos plays out of defence and forward for Il Chino, who is anticipated by Appiah.
45' Zambrotta beats Recoba to Kily's left-wing cross and heads clear.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Adriano puts Recoba through on goal. The Uruguayan is an inch offside.
43' Miccoli's diagonal shot from close range comes off Toldo and hits the side-netting. The flag goes up for offside.
42' Adriano tries an acrobatic finish from Recoba's left-wing cross, but Zambrotta gets in the way.
41' From Maresca's right-wing corner, Conte heads wide.
39' Dejan Stankovic requires treatment to what looks like a sprained right knee.
38' Recoba receives to the right of the Juve goal then tries to turn Ciro Ferrara, but the Neapolitan veteran shows all his experience and wins the ball.
36' Miccoli requires treatment to his right ankle.
35' Cannavaro fouls Miccoli on the right-wing by-line. Free kick to the Bianconeri.
34' GOOOAAAAAALLL!!!!! The Recoba-Adriano combination works again. Il Chino plays a superb cross in from the left and from close range the Brazilian heads home.
32' Cannavaro plays clear from Di Vaio's left-wing cross.
32' Good chance for Inter. Adriano takes the ball to the right-wing by-line then crosses. No Nerazzurri player is there to shoot home.
29' Di Vaio is offside once again.
28' Maresca's ambitious attempt from the distance goes way over Toldo's crossbar.
28' Di Vaio is offside as he receives another ball from Maresca. In the meantime J.Zanetti remains on the ground following a challenge by Zambrotta.
27' Di Vaio is caught offside as he runs on to Maresca's acrobatic pass down the left.
26' Recoba dribbles Conte then goes down in the box. Il Chino is booked after protesting with the Juventus captain.
25' Zambrotta fouls Farinos in the centre circle. Free kick.
24' Cannavaro beats Pessotto to a ball played down the right wing and gives away a throw-in.
23' Tudor intercepts Zanetti's long ball forward for Recoba.
22' Maresca shoots into the curva after two minutes of sustained pressure by the Bianconeri.
20' Il Chino sends a fierce left-foot shot inches wide of the left-hand post after receiving on the edge of the box from Adriano.
17' Zac brings on Okan for Gamarra and Javier Zanetti will move from midfield into defence.
16' The Paraguayan defender limps off and the Nerazzurri are momentarily down to ten men.
15' Inside the Nerazzurri box Di Vaio fouls Gamarra from behind. Free kick to Inter but no card.
13' Toldo pulls off a terrific save from Iuliano, who smacks a right-foot shot on target after Miccoli's right-wing free kick takes a deflection.
12' Recoba's right-wing corner goes out of play at the far post.
11' Kily Gonzalez plays a one-two with Recoba. Ciro Ferrara smashes clear and we win a throw-in on the left wing.
9' Gamarra heads clear a right-wing cross to deny Di Vaio.
9' Kily Gonzalez shoots over an open goal after Montero clears from Adriano.
6' Recoba receives inside the Bianconeri box on the right-wing by-line but can't stop the ball from going out of play. Goal kick to them.
6' Juve equalise through Di Vaio after Toldo fumbles a save then sees his clearance blocked. The Bianconeri striker pounces on the loose ball and shoots into an open goal.
4' Juve come forward. Zambrotta's left-wing cross is cleared at the far post.
3' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!! Adriano brings down Recoba's superb ball over the Juve defence then slams a low shot past Chimenti.
2' Gamarra outjumps Di Vaio and heads clear from Zambrotta's ball forward.
2' Zambrotta is in an offside position as he runs to meet a ball played forward down the left wing.
1' Welcome to the Delle Alpi for live commentary of Juventus v Inter. The Bianconeri kick off.
1' Adriano is fouled by Juve captain Antonio Conte in midfield. Free kick to Inter.
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48' Okan is punched in the face by Nedved. Bertini was looking the other way.
48' Full time. Juventus 2-2 Inter. The return leg at the Meazza will take place on Thursday 12 February at 21:00CET.
45' Adriano is blatantly fouled by Iuliano just yards outside the Juve penalty area. Neither Bertini nor the linesmen see anything.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
43' Nedved's left-wing free kick is touched on to the crossbar by Di Vaio. Iuliano's acrobatic follow-up shot is off-target.
41' Pasquale sends Miccoli crashing to the ground and Juventus are awarded a free kick on the right wing.
40' Alex Cordaz is yellow-carded for time-wasting.
37' Nedved plays wide to Marco Di Vaio, who is two yards offside.
36' Nedved picks up the ball on the left and sends a low, diagonal shot wide of the far post.
34' The Bianconeri bring on Nedved for Ferrara.
32' Juve win a free kick on the left wing. Miccoli shoots on target at the near post, Cordaz saves with ease.
29' Di Vaio fouls Okan from behind and Inter win a free kick.
25' Juve draw level through Di Vaio, whose shot from Del Piero's assist comes off the underside of the crossbar and into the back of the net.
23' Adriano is fouled by Tudor and wins a free kick 25 yards out.
23' The Brazilian's shot takes a deflection and we win a right-wing corner.
21' Camoranesi makes a horrendous challenge on Kily in midfield and the Argentine requires treatment.
20' Miccoli's right-foot free kick from 20 yards comes off the right-hand post. What a match.
19' Juve bring on Del Piero for Conte.
18' Toldo is red-carded for handling the ball outside his area.
18' Alex Cordaz comes on to make his debut for Inter. Recoba comes off.
17' Adriano hits the right-hand post with a blistering shot from the distance. Recoba gets on the end of the rebound and blasts over.
16' Adriano turns Ferrara on the edge of the Juve box, but the defender wins the ball back.
15' Inter come forward with Recoba. The Uruguayan plays wide to Pasquale, who wins a left-wing corner.
15' Kily's weak shot from Il Chino's corner kick is easily saved by Chimenti.
14' Toldo outjumps Tudor to catch a left-wing cross.
13' Recoba curls the free kick into the six-yard box, where Okan heads on to the crossbar.
12' Kily is brought down by two Juve players and we win a free kick on the left wing.
9' Recoba receives from Okan, runs on goal then sends his diagonal shot just wide of the far post.
7' At the near post Di Vaio heads clear Recoba's left-wing corner kick.
7' Juve close to a second goal. Marco Di Vaio beats the offside trap, shakes off a challenge from Cordoba then fires a low shot wide of the right-hand post.
6' Superb defending by Cordoba, who cuts out a long ball forward.
6' Pasquale storms down the middle then passes to Recoba, whose shot comes off a Juve defender. Corner.
5' With his heel, Tudor prevents Adriano from latching on to Farinos' ball forward.
5' At the other end Di Vaio is caught offside again.
3' Cordoba dispossesses Miccoli on the left wing and Juve win a throw-in.
2' Tudor outjumps the Inter defence and heads Miccoli's free kick on to the left-hand post.
1' The Nerazzurri kick off the second half. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
1' Lippi replaces Zambrotta with Camoranesi.
1' Juve win a free kick as their substitute is fouled by Cannavaro.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 6.64
7 shots on target 6
6 shots off target 8
15 fouls committed 22
5 corners 6
12 offsides 4
23:54 ball possession 28:08
Lippi v Zaccheroni

The current Juventus and Inter coaches have met in 20 official matches. Lippi has the edge with 7 victories to 6, while Zaccheroni's sides have scored at least one goal in each of the 10 matches played away, for a total of 16 goals.

In detail:

1991/92 C. Italia Lucchese-Venezia 3-1 0-0
1991/92 Serie B Lucchese-Venezia 1-1 0-0
1992/93 C. Italia Atalanta-Venezia 0-2 2-1
1995/96 Serie A Juventus-Udinese 2-1 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Juventus-Udinese 0-3 4-1
1997/98 Serie A Juventus-Udinese 4-1 1-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-AC Milan ---- 1-1
1999/00 Serie A Inter-AC Milan 1-2 2-1
1999/00 C. Italia Inter-AC Milan 1-1 3-2
2001/02 Serie A Juventus-Lazio 1-1 0-1
2003/04 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-3 ----

Lippi v Inter

The current Juve boss has faced Inter in 23 official matches and has collected 6 wins, 11 draws and 6 defeats.

In detail:

1989/90 Serie A Cesena-Inter 2-3 1-1
1990/91 Serie A Cesena-Inter 1-5 ----
1992/93 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 1-1 0-1
1993/94 Serie A Napoli-Inter 0-0 0-0
1994/95 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 0-0
1995/96 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Juventus-Inter 2-0 0-0
1996/97 C. Italia Juventus-Inter 0-3 1-1
1997/98 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 0-1
1998/99 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-0 ----
2001/02 Serie A Juventus-Inter 0-0 2-2
2002/03 Serie A Juventus-Inter 3-0 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-3 ----

Zaccheroni v Juventus

Zaccheroni has beaten Juventus on 6 occasions, with 4 draws and 5 defeats from the other 9 matches.

In detail:

1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Juventus 1-0 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-Juventus 1-4 3-0
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Juventus 1-1 1-4
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Juventus 1-1 2-0
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Juventus 2-0 1-3
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Juventus 2-2 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Juventus 1-0 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Juventus ---- 3-1

No Juve draw in cup for two years

Juventus haven't drawn a domestic cup match since 6 February 2002, when they played out a 1-1 stalemate away to AC Milan. Since that date the Bianconeri have collected 6 wins and 4 defeats.

Which keeper for Lippi?

Juve coach Marcello Lippi can choose between goalkeepers Chimenti (likely starter) and Buffon for the semi-final first leg. Inter are the second most prolific side against Chimenti with 20 goals, while Perugia have put 24 past the 33-year-old keeper. Inter have scored more against Buffon than any other team, with 20 goals in matches against the Italy custodian. Chimenti's nightmare is called Alvaro Recoba. Il Chino has put 7 goals past him, more than any other player: 1 in Venezia-Roma (1998/99 Serie A), 1 in Inter-Lecce (1999/00 Serie A), 1 in Lecce-Inter (2000/01 Coppa Italia), 2 in Lecce-Inter (2000/01 Serie A) and 2 in Lecce-Inter (2001/02 Serie A). With 6 goals, Vieri is the player who has scored most against Buffon: 1 in Parma 1-3 Lazio (1998/99 Serie A), 1 in Inter 5-1 Parma (1999/00 Serie A), 1 in Parma 1-1 Inter (1999/00 Serie A), 1 in Inter 1-1 Parma (2000/01 Serie A), 1 in Parma 3- 1 Inter (2000/01 Serie A) and 1 in Inter 1-1 Juventus (2002/03 Serie A).

Inter unbeaten in four cup matches

Inter are still undefeated in the 2003/04 Coppa Italia, with 2 home victories and 2 away draws. The last time the Nerazzurri went 5 domestic cup matches without defeat was in the 1999/00 tournament when they won 4 and drew 1 before losing 2-1 at home to Cagliari in the semi-final return leg.

Lamouchi v Buffon

Sabri Lamouchi, who has scored 9 goals in official matches since coming to Italy, counts Buffon as his favourite target. The French midfielder has scored 2 goals against the Juventus keeper, one in each match between Parma and the Bianconeri in the 2001/02 season.

Nerazzurri looking for 100th goal against Juve

Since the Serie A became a one-division championship in 1929/30, the Nerazzurri have played 172 official matches against the Bianconeri and have scored 199 goals. The first was scored by the legendary Giuseppe Meazza in the 32nd minute of Juventus 1-2 Inter on 2 February 1930.

wins(5) draws(3) defeats(9)

starting lineups

Chimenti 1 Toldo
Ferrara 2 Cordoba
Tudor 4 Zanetti
Pessotto 10 Adriano
Conte 11 Stankovic
Miccoli 14 Farinos
Iuliano 17 Cannavaro
Maresca 18 Kily Gonzalez
Appiah 20 Recoba
Zambrotta 24 Gamarra
Di Vaio 26 Pasquale


Buffon 8 Lamouchi
Tacchinardi 19 Karagounis
Montero 22 Okan
Del Piero 30 Martins
Nedved 33 Eliakwu
Camoranesi 34 Nossa