Final score

12 February 2004 21:00

50' (2nd half) Adani
7' Adriano
33' (2nd half) Del Piero
41' Tudor
referee Emilio Pellegrino / linesmen Mitro, Farneti / 4th man Bergonzi
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Adriano's belter goes over the bar.
47' Half time. Inter 1-1 Juventus (agg. 3-3).
46' Free kick to us in a central position 40 yards out.
45' 2 minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half.
43' Juve win a free kick after Kily commits a foul on Maresca. Miccoli curls his shot at the near post, Fontana collects.
42' Lippi brings on Trezeguet for Tudor.
41' Juve equalise through Tudor, who slots into an open goal after Miccoli's shot takes a deflection off Helveg.
39' Stankovic barges Maresca off the ball and Juve win a free kick on the right. Montero's weak shot at the far post is easily saved by Fontana.
37' Superb shot by Kily Gonzalez, who receives a pass back from Vieri then rattles the crossbar with a 20-yarder.
36' Appiah runs on goal then sends a low shot welll wide of Fontana's right-hand post.
35' Superb skill from Adriano, who picks up Vieri's pass then nutmegs two black and white shirts on the by-line before crossing into the middle.
34' Appiah heads Fontana's goal kick forward for Di Vaio. Cordoba presses the Bianconeri striker hard and wins possession.
34' Stankovic slices clear Maresca's right-wing corner kick.
32' Excellent defending by Cordoba, who heads clear from Maresca's right-wing cross to stop the ball falling at the feet of Miccoli.
31' Juve defender Legrottaglie needs treatment after a clash of heads with Bobo.
30' Fontana makes a good save from Di Vaio, who heads on target.
28' At full stretch and with Adriano lurking, Montero manages to pass back to Chimenti.
27' Free kick to Juve on the right wing. Miccoli's cross is headed over by Di Vaio.
26' Vieri plays a beautiful ball over the Juve defence for Adriano but the linesman flags for offside.
26' The Brazilian is flagged offside once again. Both decisions are extremely dubious.
24' Tudor meets Maresca's right-wing corner and blasts over the bar.
23' Fontana comes off his line to catch Zambrotta's right-wing cross.
22' Oooooohhh!!! Vieri's low, left-foot shot from Kily's assist comes off the far post.
21' Adriano crosses in from the left, Montero concedes a corner kick.
21' Adani outjumps his marker but heads Kily's corner wide of the far post.
20' Farinos heads clear from Zambrotta's 20-yard shot.
18' Corner to Juve after Stankovic blocks Maresca's angled shot.
18' Legrottaglie's header from Maresca's first-time right-wing cross is blocked by Adani.
17' Legrottaglie anticipates Bobo to Kily's ball forward.
16' Daniele Adani cuts out Miccoli's cross from the right-wing by-line.
15' Miccoli's curled cross from the right goes across the face of the Nerazzurri goal.
13' Ciro Ferrara's spectacular overhead kick from a right-wing corner kick goes over the bar.
12' Juve win a free kick five metres outside the Inter area. Miccoli's curled effort finishes wide of Fontana's left-hand post.
11' Miccoli's shot from just inside the Inter penalty box is blocked by Adani's back.
10' Thomas Helveg has moved into defence, with the Dutchman taking up a position on the right wing.
10' With the outside of his right foot Marco Di Vaio sends a shot just wide of Fontana's right-hand post.
10' Chimenti saves Vieri's penalty. 4-4.
10' Chimenti saves Vieri's penalty. 4-4.
9' Inter substiotution: Cannavaro off, van der Meyde on.
9' Miccoli makes no mistake. 4-5. Juve are through to the Coppa Italia final.
9' Vieri misses.
7' GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! Adriano slots into an open goal after latching on to Stankovic's through ball and dribbling Chimenti.
6' Miccoli goes on a mazy run on the left then cuts inside and crosses. Adani heads out of defence.
5' Maresca's angled shot from the edge of the box sails wide of the far post.
4' Vieri is dispossessed by Legrottaglie and the Bianconeri come forward.
4' Miccoli's shot from inside the Nerazzurri box takes a deflection off Cannavaro and Juventus win a right-wing corner.
3' Stankovic plays a high ball over the Juve defence but it's too long for Adriano and Chimenti collects.
2' Cordoba fouls Di Vaio from behind in midfield and it's another free kick to the visitors.
2' Vieri races on to a back pass but Chimenti is well off his line and the Juve keeper smashes clear.
1' Welcome to the San Siro for Inter v Juventus. Attacking the Curva Nord in the first half, the Nerazzurri kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
1' Pellegrino awards the Bianconeri a free kick deep in their own half after Adriano fouls Ferrara.
Minutes Text commentary
50' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Daniele Adani taps from the edge of the six-yard box after Montero half-clears Emre's angled header.
50' Full time. Inter 2-2 Juve (agg. 4-4). Extra time coming up.
48' The Juventus defender heads clear again from Stankovic, who crosses after a short pass from Emre.
46' Stankovic picks up the ball on the left then crosses into the box. Legrottaglie heads clear.
45' 5 minutes of added time.
43' Stankovic's left-foot shot from inside the Juve area is blocked.
42' Del Piero is yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Farinos in the centre circle.
40' Bobo pounces on a loose ball inside the Juve box then fires his shot not far over the bar.
36' Helveg superbly dispossesses Miccoli on the right then crosses over to Adriano, who is flagged offside.
33' Juve on the attack. Del Piero's shot takes a delfection and the Bianconeri win a corner.
33' Miccoli's right-wing corner to the near post is headed home by Del Piero.
32' Zanetti beats Del Piero to a right-wing cross then plays clear.
31' Nedved plays a dangerous ball in from the right, Helveg heads clear.
30' Adriano closes down Montero, forcing the Juve defender to pass back to Chimenti.
27' Legrottaglie heads wide of Fontana's left-hand post from a right-wing corner.
27' Adani is booked for protesting.
25' Stankovic is closed down by two Bianconeri as he attempts a shot from Adriano's short pass.
24' Pellegrino fails to award a penalty after Emre is brought down by Montero in the Juve box.
23' Del Piero's effort comes off the Nerazzurri wall.
21' Nedved is sent flying by Cordoba several metres outside our box and the Colombian is shown a red card.
20' Lippi makes his third switch: Del Piero on, Di Vaio off.
19' Juve replace Pessotto with Nedved.
18' Bobo is elbowed by Montero 40 metres out. Free kick.
17' Bobo's fierce shot from just outside the Juve area comes off Montero.
16' Inter switch: Andy van der Meyde is replaced by Emre.
15' From close range Vieri heads wide from Pasquale's left-wing cross after a Nerazzurri attack involving van der Meyde and Adriano.
15' 1 minute of added time to play.
15' Throw-in (yes) to Inter on the left wing after Legrottaglie fouls Adriano.
15' That's it. Penalties coming up next.
15' That's it. Penalties coming up next.
14' Van der Meyde is sent crashing to the ground by Zambrotta. Free kick to us ten metres inside the Juve half.
14' Appiah fouls Vieri in our half. Free kick to the Nerazzurri.
12' Javier Zanetti heads out of play to deny Di Vaio.
12' Cordoba beats Di Vaio and Trezeguet to Appiah's cross over to the far post and heads clear.
11' Zanetti heads a right-wing cross out for a corner.
11' Emre is poleaxed by Zambrotta and Pellegrino shows the Bianconeri midfielder a yellow card which should be red.
11' Emre is poleaxed by Zambrotta and Pellegrino shows the Bianconeri midfielder a yellow card which should be red.
10' Farinos plays the free kick to Adriano, who attempts a shot on the turn, hitting Legrottaglie's left shoulder in the process.
10' Miccoli's shot from 20 metres is well saved by Fontana at the near post.
9' Stankovic is brought down from behind by Trezeguet. Free kick to us in a central position 40 metres out.
8' Superb tackle on Di Vaio by our captain and the Curva Nord roars.
8' On the egde of the Inter penalty area Stankovic cuts out Appiah's pass square to Miccoli.
7' Applauses for Javier Zanetti, who brings the ball out of defence and storms down the right wing.
5' Miccoli pulls down Helveg in the centre circle. Free kick to us.
3' The Bianconeri win a right-wing free kick. Miccoli curls it into the box, Adani heads out for a corner.
2' Trezeguet picks out Di Vaio wide on the left. The Italian forward runs down the flank then crosses over for the Frenchman, who has made a run into the box. Cordoba gets to the ball first and heads out of defence.
1' The Bianconeri kick off the second half.
1' Inter make a half-time substitution: Pasquale is on for Kily.
Minutes Text commentary
15' Thomas Helveg runs past two Juve players then loses the ball. Appiah plays forward.
15' 1 minute of added time.
15' Adani brings the ball out of defence then plays forward to Adriano, but the defender's pass is too long.
14' Appiah's low shot from Nedved's pass takes a slight deflection off Adani. Corner to Juve.
13' Incredible. Pellegrino fails to give us a free kick after Vieri is fouled by Legrottaglie to the left of the Juve goal.
11' Ferrara is booked for a terrible foul on Emre on the left wing.
10' Vieri misses.
9' Miccoli's curled, right-footed effort goes wide at the far post.
8' Farinos cuts out Del Piero's pass for Nedved, brings the ball out of defence then plays to Adriano on the left wing. The ball goes out for a Juve throw-in.
8' Helveg brings down Del Piero just outside our box on the left. Free kick.
8' Helveg scores. 4-3.
6' Fontana catches Legrottaglie's header on target.
4' Vieri plays over the Bianconeri defence. Adriano is flagged offside.
3' Stankovic does well to block Nedved's strike from the edge of the Inter box.
2' Stankovic plays to Emre on the left. The Turk whips in a cross, Chimenti collects.
2' Del Piero scores.
1' Juve kick off the first period of extra time.
Minutes Text commentary
15' There's no change in the result after extra time. Penalties coming up.
9' Juve are piling on the pressure but the Nerazzurri defence aren't letting anything get past them. Pasquale and Adani both make timely interventions to deny the visitors.
7' Nedved pounces on Adani's half-clearance then shoots on target. Fontana saves.
6' Del Piero's ambitious shot from the distance goes out of play at the far post.
5' Trezeguet heads wide from Ferrara's cross in from the right. In the meantime, Emre comes back on.
4' The Turk is stretchered off and we're momentarily down to nine men.
3' Emre remains on the ground after being tripped by Maresca on the edge of the Juve box. Pellegrino seems oblivious to what is going on.
2' Miccoli creates space for himself on the right then sends a cross over to the far side, where the Nerazzurri win possession.
1' The Nerazzurri kick off the second period. FORZA RAGAZZI!!
1' Adriano wins a corner after his left-wing cross comes off Legrottaglie.
1' Adani's header from Emre's corner is cleared off the line by Del Piero.
Minutes Text commentary
12' Miccoli beats Fontana; Juventus are through to the final
9' Legrottaglie nets. 4-4.
7' Nedved beats Fontana. 3-3.
5' Stankovic beats Chimenti. 3-2.
4' Maresca scores. 2-2.
3' Adriano puts us 2-1 up.
1' Farinos converts from the spot. 1-0
Van Der Meyde
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 7
8 shots on target 10
0 shots off target 0
21 fouls committed 18
4 corners 12
6 offsides 2
33:19 ball possession 43:23
Disciplinary situation/former players

Suspended: Kallon, Materazzi, Toldo
Cautioned: Cordaz, Cordoba, Farinos, Recoba, Van der Meyde, J.Zanetti
Former players/coaches: Vieri (37 appearances, 14 goals in 1996/97)

Suspended: No one
Cautioned: Appiah, Ferrara, Tacchinardi
Former players/coaches: Lippi (25 victories, 11 draws and 15 in 51 official matches from July 1999 to October 2000)

Zaccheroni v Lippi

The current Juventus and Inter coaches have met in 21 official matches. Lippi has the edge with 7 victories to 6, with the other 8 games ending in draws.

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 ----
2003/04 C. Italia Inter-Juventus ---- 2-2

Lippi v Inter

The current Juve boss has faced Inter in 24 official matches and has collected 6 wins, 12 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 ----
2003/04 C. Italia Juventus-Inter 2-2 ----

Zaccheroni v Juventus

Zaccheroni has beaten Juventus on 6 occasions, with 5 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
2003/04 C. Italia Inter-Juventus ---- 2-2

Lippi's goalkeeping dilemma

Juve coach Marcello Lippi can choose between goalkeepers Chimenti and Buffon for the semi-final return leg. Inter are the second most prolific side against Chimenti with 22 goals, while Perugia have put 24 past the 33-year-old keeper. Inter have scored more against Buffon than any other team apart from Roma (22 goals), with 20 black and blue 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).

Juve: no away draw in cup for 3 years

The Bianconeri haven't drawn a domestic cup match since 16 September 2000, when they played out a 0-0 stalemate at Brescia. Since then, Juventus have garnered 5 wins and 3 defeats.

Bianconeri close to 100th goal away to Inter

In 87 matches between Juve and Inter in Milan since the Italian championship became a one-division affari, the Bianconeri have put 99 goals past the Nerazzurri. The first was scored by Giovanni Vecchina in the 4th minute of Inter 2-3 Juventus on 18 January 1931.

Nerazzurri unbeaten in 5 cup matches

Inter are still undefeated in the 2003/04 Coppa Italia, with 2 home victories and 3 away draws to their credit. The last time the Nerazzurri went 6 or more domestic cup matches without defeat was from August 1996 to October 1997: 6 wins and 4 draws.

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.

Inter hadn't finished a Coppa Italia match with a penalty shoot-out since 26 February 1997. On that occasion, also a semi-final, the Nerazzurri were beaten 6-4 by Napoli.

wins(7) draws(5) defeats(4)
MILAN - Juventus are through to the final of the Tim Cup after a controversial semi-final return leg at the San Siro. With the score at 2-2 after extra time (4-4 on aggregate), Juventus won the penalty shoot-out thanks to Miccoli's goal after Vieri's spot-kick was saved by Chimenti.

A frenetic first-half saw the Nerazzurri off to a flier when Adriano beat the Bianconeri offside trap then took Stankovic's superb assist round Chimenti before slotting left-footed into an open goal.

Only the woodwork stopped Zac's men from increasing their lead. Bobo Vieri's low shot from Kily's forward pass came back off the right-hand post, then the Argentine midfielder hit the post with a splendid 20-metre strike after a short pass back from the Italy striker.

The Bianconeri equalised through Tudor just before the break. From close range the Croatian tapped into an open goal after Miccoli's shot fell loose after deflecting off Helveg.

The second half was even more dramatic than the opening forty-five minutes. Ivan Ramiro Cordoba received a straight red card for a foul on Juve sub Nedved, then at the other end Pellegrino failed to award a penalty after Emre was clearly brought down in the box by Montero. Needless to say, the Meazza roared its disapproval.

The visitors took advantage of their numerical superiority and took the lead through Alex Del Piero, who unmarked at the near post headed home Miccoli's right-wing corner. But the Nerazzurri's motto 'non mollare mai' (never give up) rang true and in the last minute of added time Daniele Adani prodded home from six yards to force extra time.

After thirty minutes of extra time which did neither side's players any good, everything went down to a penalty shoot-out. Farinos, Adriano, Stankovic and Helveg all converted their spot kicks, with Del Piero, Maresca, Nedved and Legrottaglie equal to the Nerazzurri. Vieri's penalty was saved by Chimenti then Miccoli stepped up and sent Fontana the wrong way and Juventus into the final.

Match facts:

INTER 2-2 JUVENTUS 6-7 after penalties (ht: 1-1, agg. 4-4)

Scorers: Adriano 7', Tudor 41', Del Piero 78', Adani 90'+5'

Penalty shoot-out: Farinos 1-0, Del Piero 1-1, Adriano 2-1, Maresca 2-2, Stankovic 3-2, Nedved 3-3, Helveg 4-3, Legrottaglie 4-4, Vieri (miss), Miccoli 4-5

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 10 Adriano, 11 Stankovic, 13 Helveg, 14 Farinos, 15 Adani, 17 Cannavaro (7 Van der Meyde 9', 5 Emre 61'), 18 Kily Gonzalez (26 Pasquale 46'), 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 71 Cordaz, 8 Lamouchi, 9 Cruz, 20 Recoba
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

JUVENTUS: 12 Chimenti, 2 Ferrara, 4 Montero, 5 Tudor (17 Trezeguet 42'), 7 Pessotto (11 Nedved 64'), 9 Miccoli, 14 Maresca, 18 Appiah, 19 Zambrotta, 20 Di Vaio (10 Del Piero 65'), 23 Legrottaglie
Subs not used: 1 Buffon, 3 Tacchinardi, 8 Conte, 21 Thuram
Coach: Marcello Lippi

Referee: Emilio Pellegrino

Booked: Adani 72', Del Piero 87', Ferrara 101', Zambrotta 116'
Sent-off: Cordoba 66'

starting lineups

Fontana 12 Chimenti
Cordoba 2 Ferrara
Zanetti 4 Montero
Adriano 10 Tudor
Stankovic 11 Pessotto
Helveg 13 Miccoli
Farinos 14 Maresca
Adani 15 Appiah
Cannavaro 17 Zambrotta
Kily Gonzalez 18 Di Vaio
Vieri 32 Legrottaglie


Emre 5 Buffon
Van Der Meyde 7 Tacchinardi
Lamouchi 8 Conte
Cruz 9 Del Piero
Recoba 20 Nedved
Pasquale 26 Trezeguet