Final score

7 March 2004 20:30

48' (2nd half) Mancini
44' (2nd half) Totti (P)
18' (2nd half) Mancini
45' Cassano
28' (2nd half) Vieri
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Babini, Farneti / Fourth official: Rocchi
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46' Rosetti sends the teams into the changing rooms. Roma 1-0 Inter.
45' Roma take the lead through Antonio Cassano, who gets on the end of Totti's weighted pass after shaking off challenges from two Nerazzurri then coolly places his shot past Toldo.
45' 1 minute of additional time.
43' Roma have another goal disallowed. Samuel fouls Toldo as he jumps to meet Totti's floated free kick before slamming home from less than a metre out.
42' Adriano shakes off wins a duel with Samuel but can't stop the ball from going out of play. Goal kick to Roma.
42' Adani is cautioned for fouling Cassano. Roma win a free kick 40 metres out.
40' Dacourt pulls Vieri off the ball. Free kick to us 35 yards out.
39' Inter back on the attack. Vieri's shot finishes high and wide.
38' Roma have a second goal disallowed for offside. Totti is in an irregular position when he slots into an open net.
37' Helveg receives wide on the right then commits a foul on Lima after losing the ball.
35' Inter win a free kick 30 metres out. Farinos plays into the box, where Adriano is anticipated.
34' Farinos plays a beautifully weighted pass over the Roma defence to set up Vieri. With just Pelizzoli to beat, Bobo pulls his low shot wide.
33' Toldo palms Cassano's right-wing cross over the bar.
32' Roma win a free kick 30 yards out on the left. Totti's effort is powerful but well off-target and finishes over the bar.
31' Rosetti cautions Helveg for a foul on Dacourt.
29' Inspriational play by captain Zanetti, who intercepts Emerson then dribbles four opponents as he brings the ball out of defence.
28' Roma break and Totti receives just outside the Nerazzurri box then shoots at Toldo with Cassano in space to his right.
27' Adriano's left-footed free kick comes off the red and yellow wall.
26' Dacourt plays wide to Cassano, who advances several metres before curling a right-foot shot at Toldo.
26' Panucci fouls Vieri in a central position 30 metres out.
24' Cassano's ambitious shot from 25 metres is well over the Inter bar.
23' Kily fires over the Giallorossi bar after receiving a short pass back from Vieri.
21' Cannavaro's 25-metre free kick is headed clear by Samuel, who anticipates Adriano.
20' Cassano plays a spectacular back-heeled pass to Totti. Adani intercepts and heads out of defence.
19' Kily Gonzalez crosses from the left, Mancini clears.
19' From Cassano's cut-back Totti pulls his low, 20-yard shot well off-target.
18' Vieri makes a diagonal run then from inches inside the Roma box centres for Adriano. Pelizzoli collects.
17' Cassano chests down Dacourt's pass, beats the offside trap then with just Toldo to beat shoots straight at the Nerazzurri keeper.
16' Closed down by Adriano, Samuel concedes a left-wing throw-in level with the edge of the Roma box.
15' At full stretch Pelizzoli denies Adriano a shot from Vieri's assist.
13' Toldo makes a good save at the near post from Dacourt's long-distance strike.
12' Roma win a left-wing corner after Lima's cross from Totti's back-heeled pass takes a deflection.
11' Cristiano Zanetti plays forward to Kily, whose pass to Vieri is wayward and Roma intercept.
9' Roma come forward. Toldo beats two Giallorossi to Totti's ball over the Inter defence.
8' Great chance for Inter. At the near post Adriano brings down Helveg's pass then sees his powerful, low shot come off the far post.
6' Inter on the attack. From a tight angle on the left Vieri's shot ricochets off Samuel. Corner.
5' Cristiano Zanetti receives a cut-back from Vieri then is intercepted by Zebina.
5' Emerson's shot through Toldo's legs from Cassano's pass is ruled out for offside.
4' Candela intercepts Farinos' ball to Thomas Helveg on the right wing. The Dane fouls the Frenchman and Rosetti awards the Giallorossi a free kick.
3' Cassano makes a ten-yard run then plays wide to Mancini, who is offside.
3' Cannavaro cuts out a through ball for Cassano.
2' At the other end Candela intercepts a ball forward for Adriano.
1' Welcome to our live commentary of Roma v Inter. The Nerazzurri kick off.
1' Adani shakes off a challenge from Mancini then is fouled outside the Inter penalty area.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time. Roma beat Inter 4-1.
48' Adani's header from inside the Roma area is saved by Pelizzoli.
48' The Giallorossi break and score a fourth. On the left Cassano dribbles Helveg after bringing down a high ball over from the right wing then centres for Mancini who nets his second.
47' Emerson fouls Karagounis. Free kick to us and a booking for the Brazilian.
45' 4 minutes of additional time.
44' Vieri is booked for protesting.
44' Totti makes no mistake from the spot and Rome take a 3-1 lead.
42' Penalty to Roma after Cordoba brings down Cassano in the box.
42' The Colombian, already booked, is shown a straight red card.
40' Cordoba's right-wing cross is smashed clear by Panucci.
40' Emerson fouls Helveg during an aerial duel in midfield. Free kick to us.
38' Zac replaces Farinos with Andy van der Meyde.
36' Farinos loses the ball as he moves out of defence. Totti's shot is blocked by Cannavaro, then Mancini has a shot blocked.
35' Vieri is dispossessed as he tries to turn an opponent on the edge of the Roma box.
31' Roma bring on Damiano Tommasi for Dacourt.
30' With renewed belief Inter come forward looking for the equaliser. Karagounis has made the difference since coming on and wins a left-wing corner for the Nerazzurri.
30' Cristiano Zanetti recieves on the right wing then crosses out of play at the far post.
28' GOOAAALLL!!!! Christian Vieri smashes home at the far post after Martins's shot is takes a deflection.
27' Karagounis sends a ferocious long-distance right-foot shot inches wide of the right-hand post.
26' Panucci shoves Karagounis off the ball. Free kick to us.
24' Karagounis' left-wing corner is headed down by Cannavaro at the far post. Panucci heads out for another corner.
24' Vieri heads over Pelizzoli's crossbar.
23' Pelizzoli pulls off a good save from Martins who races on goal then shoots after receiving from Cristiano Zanetti.
22' Cassano is stretchered off after being sent flying by Cordoba.
22' It's Karagounis time. The Greek midfielder comes on for Kily Gonzalez.
18' Mancini redoubles for the Giallorossi. The Brazilian turns Adani inside the Inter box then shoots left-footed past Toldo.
17' Pelizzoli comes out of his area and clears to deny Martins.
16' Former Giallorossi midfielder Cristiano Zanetti is booked for a sliding tackle on Dacourt.
14' Inter bring on Martins for Adriano.
14' Oba is straight into the action. The Nigerian sprints down the left then crosses out of play.
13' Farinos is booked for a foul from behind on Mancini.
12' Adriano is offside as he jumps to meet Kily's forward pass.
10' With his chest Candela blocks Helveg's cross from the right.
10' Great defending by Javier Zanetti, who cuts out Cassano's short pass for Mancini after the Bari-born forward goes on a mazy run.
9' On the right channel Samuel cuts out a through ball for Adriano.
8' Totti blocks Helveg's right-wing cross.
8' Adriano is dispossessed as he tries to weave his way into the Roma box.
7' Great play by Vieri, who sets up Adriano inside the Roma box with a splendid back-heel. The Brazilian's shot is blocked by Lima.
5' Helveg and Cristiano Zanetti foul Lima in midfield. Free kick to the Giallorossi.
5' Totti curls a right-footed cross from the left straight into the hands of Toldo.
4' Cordoba marks tightly Cassano, who is forced into making an error after receiving a high ball played into the Nerazzurri area.
3' Lima's high cross from the left is headed clear by Javier Zanetti.
1' Roma get the second half going.
1' Dacourt fouls Cristiano Zanetti in midfield. Free kick to us.
1' Inter come forward with The Hammer, who from the distance sends a low shot not far wide of the left post.
Van Der Meyde
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 4.9
8 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 6
20 fouls committed 18
6 corners 2
6 offsides 2
24:45 ball possession 26:23
Capello v Zaccheroni

The current Roma and Inter coaches have met on ten previous occasions. Capello has the edge with 4 victories to 2 and has never lost at home to teams coached by Zac (2 wins and 2 draws).

In detail:

1995/96 Serie A AC Milan-Udinese 2-1 2-0
1997/98 Serie A AC Milan-Udinese 0-0 1-2
1999/00 Serie A Roma-AC Milan 1-1 2-2
2000/01 Serie A Roma-AC Milan ---- 2-3
2001/02 Serie A Roma-Lazio 2-0 5-1
2003/04 Serie A Roma-Inter ---- 0-0

Capello v Inter

Fabio Capello has won 6, drawn 13 and lost 9 of his 28 official matches against Inter.

In detail:

1986/87 Mundialito AC Milan-Inter 0-0 ----
1991/92 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 1-1
1992/93 C. Italia AC Milan-Inter 0-0 3-0
1992/93 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-1 1-1
1993/94 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 2-1 2-1
1994/95 C. Italia AC Milan-Inter 1-2 1-2
1994/95 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-1 1-3
1995/96 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-1 1-1
1997/98 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 0-3 2-2
1997/98 C. Italia AC Milan-Inter 5-0 0-1
1999/00 Serie A Roma-Inter 0-0 1-2
2000/01 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-2 0-2
2001/02 Serie A Roma-Inter 0-0 1-3
2002/03 Serie A Roma-Inter 2-2 3-3
2003/04 Serie A Roma-Inter ---- 0-0

Zaccheroni v Roma

In detail:

1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Roma 1-1 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-Roma 1-0 3-0
1997/98 C. Italia Udinese-Roma 2-2 1-2
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Roma 4-2 2-1
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Roma 3-2 0-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Roma 2-2 1-1
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Roma 3-2 ----
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Roma 1-5 0-2
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Roma 0-0 ----

Zaccheroni v Roma

Zaccheroni meets Roma in official matches for the 17th time, with 6 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats from the other 16 encounters.

In detail:

1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Roma 1-1 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-Roma 1-0 3-0
1997/98 C. Italia Udinese-Roma 2-2 1-2
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Roma 4-2 2-1
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Roma 3-2 0-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Roma 2-2 1-1
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Roma 3-2 ----
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Roma 1-5 0-2
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Roma 0-0 ----

Roma on target at home for over a year

The Giallorossi haven't failed to score in front of their own fans since losing 1-0 to Valencia in the Champions League on 18 February 2003. Since that date, Capello's side have played 27 official matches and scored a total of 60 goals.

Totti chasing record

With his goal at Parma last Sunday, Francesco Totti netted his 14th goal of the Serie A season so far to equal his personal record. The Roma captain has 11 matches to score his 15th and set a new record of strikes in one season.

Capello's lean machine

Roma are the 2003/04 Serie A team that have used the fewest number of substitutes. Out of a possible 69 switches in 23 matches, Capello has made 56 substitutions. Despite this curious record, Antonio Cassano is the most substituted player. The talented young forward from Bari has been replaced on 16 occasions.

Inter close to negative record

With three consecutive defeats in the Serie A (against Udinese, AC Milan and Brescia), the Nerazzurri are close to their all-time record of reverse results in the Italian top flight. Inter have lost five matches in a row on three occasions, the last of which was in 1956/57.

No Nerazzurri away win since December

Inter haven't won a competitive away match since last 14 December when they beat the Rossoblu 2-0. Since then the Nerazzurri have played 9 matches on the road, collecting 6 draws and 3 defeats.

Inter: 98 goals away to Roma

The Nerazzurri are two away from a century of goals in matches played away to Roma. The first was scored by the legendary Giuseppe Meazza in the 58th minute of Roma 2-1 Inter, a Serie A match played on 14 December 1930 (the same date as Inter's last away win in the current season).

Cristiano Zanetti set for 200th appearance

If he plays at the Olimpico, former Roma player Cristiano Zanetti will celebrate his 200th match as a professional footballler. So far, the Hammer has collected 115 appearances in the Serie A, 52 in the Serie B, 7 in the Coppa Italia and 25 in European cup competitions. Zanetti made his debut in Fiorentina's 2-1 defeat at Foggia on 14 May 1995, and besides the Viola has also played for Venezia, Reggiana, Inter, Cagliari and Roma.

wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)
ROME - Sunday evening's Serie A Week 24 clash between Roma and Inter at the Olimpico finished 4-1 in favour of the Giallorossi.

Roma had the first of three goals disallowed on 5 minutes with Emerson in an offside position when he netted from a Cassano pass. Minutes later Adriano controlled Helveg's centre from the right then saw his low, diagonal shot come back off the far post.

After two more goals ruled out, it was fourth time lucky for the Giallorossi on the stroke of half time when Cassano shielded Totti's weighted pass from two Nerazzurri then demonstrated technique with a cool finish to the right of Toldo.

A subdued Inter suffered from Roma's midfield superiority in the early stages of the restart and Brazilian winger Mancini increased Roma's lead in the 58th minute when he found space in the Inter box after turning Adani then sent a left-foot shot past Toldo before Cordoba could make a challenge.

Zaccheroni brought on Martins for Adriano then Karagounis for Kily Gonzalez, and both substitutes breathed life into the Nerazzurri's game. The Greek international went close to a spectacular first goal for Inter, sending his ferocious long-distance strike inches wide of the right post, then Martins' shot from inside the area took a deflection and fell to the feet of Vieri, who smashed home at the far post to give Zaccheroni's side a lifeline.

The home side soaked up fifteen minutes of black and blue pressure then won a penalty kick with three minutes left on the clock. Ivan Cordoba was sent marching for a last-man foul on Cassano, and Giallorossi captain Totti stepped up to send his spot kick to the right of Toldo.

With the result already safe, Mancini added his second in the third minute of added time, a tap-in at the far post after Cassano had dribbled Helveg on the left before crossing.

The Nerazzurri play away to Benfica on Thursday in the first leg of the Uefa Cup fourth round.

Match facts:

ROMA 4-1 INTER (HT 1-0)

Scorers: Cassano 45', Mancini 63', 90'+3', Vieri 73', Totti (pen) 89'

ROMA: 22 Pelizzoli, 2 Panucci, 5 Zebina, 8 Lima, 10 Totti, 11 Emerson, 15 Dacourt (17 Tommasi 76'), 18 Cassano, 19 Samuel, 30 Mancini, 32 Candela
Subs not used: 12, Zotti, 21 D'Agostino, 23 Carew, 24 Delvecchio, 27 De Rossi, 31 Dellas
Coach: Fabio Capello

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 6 C. Zanetti, 10 Adriano (30 Martins 59'), 13 Helveg, 14, Farinos (7 van der Meyde 83'), 15 Adani, 17 Cannavaro, 18 Kily Gonzalez (19 Karagounis 67'), 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 71 Cordaz, 8 Lamouchi, 9 Cruz, 26 Pasquale
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

Referee: Roberto Rosetti

Booked: Helveg 31', Adani 42', Farinos 58', C.Zanetti 61', Vieri 44', Emerson 90'+2'
Sent-off: Cordoba 87'

starting lineups

Pelizzoli 1 Toldo
Panucci 2 Cordoba
Zebina 4 Zanetti
Lima 6 Zanetti
Totti 10 Adriano
Emerson 13 Helveg
Dacourt 14 Farinos
Cassano 15 Adani
Samuel 17 Cannavaro
Mancini 18 Kily Gonzalez
Candela 32 Vieri


Zotti 7 Van Der Meyde
Tommasi 8 Lamouchi
D'Agostino 9 Cruz
Carew 19 Karagounis
Delvecchio 26 Pasquale
De Rossi 30 Martins