Final score

21 March 2004 15:00

25' (2nd half) Adani
16' (2nd half) Recoba
referee Luca Palanca / linesmen Stagnola, Saglietti / 4th man Cruciani
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Recoba's left-wing cross played to the far post is caught by Marcon.
46' After a lively opening forty-five minutes at the Del Conero, Palanca blows for half time. Ancona 0-0 Inter.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
44' Cruz is adjudged to have fouled Esposito as he meets a pass played to the edge of the Ancona penalty area.
42' Toldo comes out of his area and anticipates Ganz to Andersson's through ball.
41' Recoba's splendid, curled free kick dips at the far post, forcing Marcon to pull off a great save.
40' Stankovic is tripped by Goretti just outside the Ancona box. Free kick.
39' With his back to the goal Recoba receives from Cruz inside the Ancona box then turns and sends a low shot wide of the far post.
37' Recoba's curled, left-footed effort from the free kick is saved off the line by Sommese.
36' Ancona captain Dino Baggio holds Adriano back and we win a free kick 25 yards out.
35' Cristiano Zanetti chips the ball over the Ancona defence and Marcon collects. Ancona win a free kick after Adani commits a foul inside the opposing penalty area.
34' Recoba wins a left-wing corner for the Nerazzurri after his cross comes off Andersson.
34' Esposito heads clear from the corner.
33' The home side attack back and Goretti sends a 20-metre shot well wide of the left-hand post.
32' Adriano blocks and clears Rapaic's second attempt then Inter storm forward with all three strikers.
31' Ancona win a free kick 30 metres out. Rapaic curls the ball into the Inter box but Palanca invites the Croatian to retake the set piece.
30' Adriano receives inside the Ancona box then shields the ball from four red shirts before being intercepted by Zavagno.
28' Sommese crosses in from the right, Cordoba blocks Ganz.
25' Rapaic unleashes a powerful, low shot from 20 yards which goes wide of the right-hand post.
24' From the left edge of the Ancona area Adriano crosses over to the far side where Zavagno gives away a corner kick.
22' Maurizio Ganz tries to play the ball over Toldo after receiving a long ball forward but the Nerazzurri custodian does well to get back and collects.
22' On the left edge of the Ancona penalty area Il Chino dances past two then is dispossessed by a third opponent.
21' Ancona attack back and Toldo jumps to catch Rapaic's left-wing cross.
20' Recoba receives a short pass back from Cruz then with the outside of his left foot fires wide of the left-hand post.
19' On the left channel Cruz slips as he tries to latch on to Cristiano Zanetti's forward pass.
18' Toldo comes off his line to deny Ganz, who has made a run to meet a long ball forward.
17' Cristiano Zanetti is deservedly booked for a late tackle on Goretti.
16' Good defending by Gamarra, who holds off a challenge from an opponent then plays square to Adani, who plays clear.
15' At the other end Adriano serves Recoba with a delicate touch of the ball but the Uruguayan is flagged offside.
14' Ancona win a free kick to the right of our penalty box. Rapaic curls the ball to the far post, where Toldo outjumps everybody and collects.
13' Berretta's volley from Sommese's right-wing cross finishes off-target.
11' Adriano shows all his skill as he elegantly turns Bolic midway inside the Ancona half.
9' Inter are piling on the pressure in the opening minutes. Javier Zanetti shows great character as he goes on a run down the right then crosses into the box where Adriano heads just wide of the left-hand post.
8' Cordoba's header from Recoba's right-wing corner hits the side-netting.
7' Superb play by Recoba, who plays a one-two with Helveg then at the right-wing by-line cuts back for Adriano but Esposito intercepts. Corner to Inter.
6' Cruz' ball for Adriano is a tad too long and Marcon collects.
6' Goretti plays wide to Sommese on the right wing but the Ancona forward can't stop the ball from going out and we win a throw-in.
4' Adriano's long-range shot whizzes over the Ancona crossbar.
3' Former Nerazzurri striker Maurizio Ganz takes the ball into our penalty box but is well marked by Cordoba and Inter win possession.
2' Cristiano Zanetti wins the ball in midifeld then plays square to Stankovic, whose pass forward to Cruz is intercepted.
1' Welcome to the Del Conero for live commentary of Ancona v Inter. Playing in their yellow away strip, the Nerazzurri kick off.
1' J.Zanetti makes a run down the middle. The Inter captain's pass to Adriano is wayward and Ancona play back to Marcon.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Martins dribbles two opponents then tries to slot past Marcon but the Ancona keeper is well-positioned and pulls off a great save.
48' It's the last move of the match as Palanca blows his whistle. Ancona 0-2 Inter.
47' Andersson's shot from the distance is well over the Nerazzurri crossbar.
46' Pandev tries to find space on the left to get a cross in, but Ivan Cordoba shows all his experience and dispossesses the young Macedonia international.
45' Zavagno's cross-shot from the left creates few problems for Toldo.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Ancona on the attack. Cordoba cuts out a through ball for Bucchi.
44' But Inter comes straight back and Dino Baggio does well to dispossess Adriano on the left-wing by-line.
40' Inter substitution: Brechet replaces Recoba.
39' Incredible miss by Recoba, who is put through on goal by Adriano but shoots straight at Marcon.
37' Recoba plays his free kick short to Stankovic, who is fouled on the right edge of the Ancona box by Helguera.
37' Recoba's second free kick in 30 seconds is smashed clear by Helguera.
36' Martins sprints down the right then is brought down by Helguera as he cuts inside.
33' Martins wins a left-wing corner for Inter after his cross comes off Esposito.
32' Free kick to Inter on the left. Il Chino curls into the box, but Palanca spots a foul by Gamarra.
30' Ancona substitution: Bucchi comes on for Ganz.
28' Ivan Cordoba is yellow-carded for bringing down Pandev on the left edge of the Nerazzurri box.
25' GOOOAAALLLL!!! From close range Daniele Adani heads home Recoba's curled free kick.
24' Galeone replaces Sommese with Helguera.
23' Berretta is cautioned for a foul in midfield on The Hammer.
22' Martins' left-footed strike from inside the Ancona area is high over the crossbar.
21' Ancona bring on Nerazzurri youth sector product Goran Pandev for Rapaic.
18' Adriano's header from a pass forward is saved by Marcon.
17' Recoba celebrates his goal by taking off his shirt to reveal a white T-shirt with the words 'Welcome Franquito, born yesterday'. Franquito is Il Chino's nephew.
16' SUPERB goal by Il Chino, who picks up the ball in midfield, advances then unleashes a powerful shot which gives Marcon absolutely no chance.
15' Goretti's shot from the distance swerves and finishes inches over the right-hand upright.
14' Zac brings on Oba Martins for Julio Cruz.
13' Ancona keep possession and move the ball around well in midfield.
10' Recoba's low strike goes through the Ancona wall but there's not enough power in the shot and Bolic clears.
9' Stankovic tries to chip Marcon from 20 yards but the Ancona keeper is well-positioned and catches at the near post.
9' Esposito is yellow-carded for fouling Julio Cruz. Free kick to Inter in a central postiion 25 yards out.
8' Javier Zanetti leaves two Ancona players for dead on the right channel and wins an attacking throw-in.
7' Recoba's diagonal, low shot from the distance goes wide of the right-hand post.
6' Stankovic is fouled by Andersson as the Nerazzurri build up a move on the left channel. But the free kick goes Ancona's way.
5' From close range, Adriano heads the second corner over the bar.
4' Bolic anticipates Coroba to a left-wing corner. Another corner for us.
3' Esposito deals with Adani's long ball forward for Adriano, but Javier Zanetti pounces and wins possession.
3' The Inter captain, who has switched flank in the second half, gets to the right-wing by-line then crosses into the middle where Marcon collects.
2' Recoba receives from Gamarra then elegantly disposes of one opponent but is intercepted before he can play square to Stankovic.
1' Ancona kick off the second half.
1' Bolic anticipates Cruz to Recoba's short pass and gives away a left-wing throw-in.
Average rating 6.75
1 shots on target 7
7 shots off target 9
28 fouls committed 18
1 corners 8
2 offsides 2
26:59 ball possession 31:22
Disciplinary situation

Suspended: -
Cautioned: Bilica, Goretti, Milanese, Sommese, Russo, Viali
Former players: D.Baggio (34 appearances, 1 goal in official matches in 1991/92)
Ganz (98 appearances, 39 goals in official matches from July 1995 to December 1997)
Milanese (24 appearances, 1 goal in official matches from January 1998 to June 1999)
Pandev (2001/02, youth sector)
Sartor (38 appearances, 1 goal in official matches in 1997/98)

Suspended: Kallon, Materazzi
Cautioned: Almeyda, Stankovic, Vieri
Former players: -

Galeone v Zaccheroni

The current Ancona and Inter coaches meet for the fifth time. Galeone has won three of the other four matches, with one draw.

In detail:

1991/92 Serie B Pescara-Venezia 1-0 ----
1994/95 Serie B Udinese-Cosenza 1-0 ----
1996/97 Serie A Perugia-Udinese 2-1 ----
1997/98 Serie A Napoli-Udinese ---- 1-1

Galeone v Inter

Galeone has faced Inter on seven occasions and has recorded just one win. The current Ancona boss has never won away to Inter (a draw and three defeats).

In detail:

1984/85 C. Italia Spal-Inter 0-3 ----
1987/88 Serie A Pescara-Inter 1-1 2-0
1988/89 Serie A Pescara-Inter 0-2 1-2
1992/93 Serie A Pescara-Inter 1-4 ----
1996/97 Serie A Perugia-Inter ---- 0-1

Zaccheroni v Ancona

Alberto Zaccheroni has met Ancona in five official matches, with two victories to his credit and three defeats.

In detail:

1991/92 Serie B Venezia-Ancona 1-2 1-2
1994/95 Serie B Cosenza-Ancona 0-1 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Ancona 3-0 ----

Ancona still winless in Serie A

Ancona are still chasing their first 2003/04 Serie A victory. Since their last three-pointer (a 5-3 win over Pescara in the Serie B on 23 May 1993), Ancona have recorded 7 draws and 20 defeats).

Galeone victorious against Inter on debut

Current Ancona boss Galeone has faced the Nerazzurri on seven occasions and won once. Dated 13 September 1987, Pescara's 2-0 victory away to Inter courtesy of goals by Galvani and Sliskovic (pen) was on the Neapolitan's debut as a coach.

Just seven players on target for Ancona

Along with Lecce, Empoli and Sampdoria, Ancona have scored with only seven different players in the Serie A this term.

Ancona, Inter & subs

Ancona and Inter are the two 2003/04 Serie A sides that have used the most substitutes. Out of 25 matches and 75 possible switches, Ancona and the Nerazzurri have each used 74 subs.

No Inter win in 11 matches

The Nerazzurri haven't won a match since the 4-0 victory over Siena on 1 February. Since then, Inter have recorded 7 draws and 4 defeats from the various Serie A, Coppa Italia and Uefa Cup matches played.

No Nerazzurri goal for 197'

Inter haven't scored in official matches for 197 minutes, since Vieri's goal in the 73rd minute of Roma 4-1 Inter. Since then, the remaining 17 minutes of the Olimpico clash have passed plus the entire games against Benfica in the Uefa Cup and ChievoVerona in the Serie A.

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(1)

starting lineups

Marcon 1 Toldo
Bolic 2 Cordoba
Andersson 4 Zanetti
Berretta 6 Zanetti
D.Baggio 9 Cruz
Esposito 10 Adriano
Rapaic 11 Stankovic
Goretti 13 Helveg
Ganz 15 Adani
Zavagno 20 Recoba
Sommese 24 Gamarra


Hedman 14 Farinos
Bilica 18 Kily Gonzalez
Helguera 19 Karagounis
Maini 30 Martins
Pandev 31 Brechet
Bucchi 32 Vieri