Final score

14 April 2004 20:45

Ol. Marseille
29' (2nd half) Meriem
referee Kim Milton Nielsen / linesmen J. Larsen, J. Jepsen / 4th man K.E. Fisker
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Minutes Text commentary
47' Half time. Inter 0-0 Marseille.
46' Corner to us after van der Meyde's angled shot is blocked.
45' Fabien Barthez is cautioned for time-wasting.
45' Two minutes of added time to play.
44' Kily Gonzalez' diagonal shot from Cruz' lay-off goes across the face of the goal.
42' No Nerazzurri player is on hand to get a shot in from Cordoba's deep left-wing cross played over to the far side of the Marseille box.
42' Cristiano Zanetti tries a 30-yarder but Danish referee Nielsen has already blown for a foul on Beye.
40' Barthez does exceptionally well to deny Cruz a header from Andy van der Meyde's right-wing cross.
39' Flamini's cross comes off Cristiano Zanetti. Right-wing corner to them.
39' In full flight down the left, Kily is brought down by Flamini. Free kick to us just inside our own half.
37' Martins is caught offside for Inter. Barthez' long free kick finds the head of Mido, whose effort is easily caught by Toldo.
36' Almeyda wastes a great chance for Inter. The Argentine picks up a loose ball inside the Marseille box and with Barthez in no man's land blasts high over the bar.
36' Marseille come streaming forward and Battles' swerve shot is well-saved by Toldo.
35' Oba Martins shows all his pace as he races onto a pass to the left wing. He is brought down and we win a free kick. Van der Meyde's cross comes off an opponent.
34' Gamarra's forward pass is intercepted by Meite.
32' Mido remains on the ground clutching his face after a collision with Cannavaro.
31' Cruz' first-time pass to Martins is cut out by Hemdan.
30' Almeyda plays to Martins, who from the edge of the Marseille box tries an overhead kick. It's off-target.
29' Excellent play by Cristiano Zanetti, who shields the ball from two opponents then plays forward down the left channel.
28' Kily plays short to van der Meyde, who dribbles three Marseille players inside the penalty box but can't get past a fourth.
27' Van der Meyde is brought down from behind by N'Dyiae. Moments later Battles is booked for protesting. Free kick 25 yards out.
26' Cruz's low shot from 25 yards is several yards wide of the near post.
25' Javier Zanetti is tackled by Battles as he tries to send a right-wing cross into the French box.
24' Marseille win a series of throw-ins on the left channel. Their attacking move ends after Mido's header is easily saved by Toldo.
23' Battles curled left-wing free kick goes straight into the hands of Francesco Toldo.
22' Inter win a corner after Ferreira blocks Cruz' back-heeled pass to Kily.
20' On the left wing Mido sets up Meriem, whose cross is blocked by Gamarra. Marseille win another corner.
19' Cordoba outjumps Battles to head clear a dangerous ball into the Inter penalty area. Marseille maintain the initiative in attack, then Toldo eventually collects.
18' Ferreira's diagonal shot from the left-wing corner is wide of the near post.
17' Free kick to Marseille deep in their own half after Kily Gonzalez fouls Ferreira.
17' Barthez plays the free kick forward to Mido, who heads back to N'Dyiae, whose fierce shot is well-parried by Toldo. Corner to Marseille.
14' The visitors win a corner after Cannavaro anticipates Mido to Battles' right-wing cross.
14' Dos Santos is yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Obafemi Martins.
13' Kily cuts out Meriem's crossfield pass to snuff out a Marseille attack.
12' Van der Meyde's header from Cruz' left-wing centre is off-target.
11' Excelllent defending by Javeri Zanetti, who holds off a challenge from Meriem then plays clear.
10' Flamini takes the ball to the right-wing by-line then crosses over to the far side, where Inter play out of defence.
9' Van der Meyde picks out Martins with a superb first-time pass with the outside of his right foot. The Nigerian is intercepted but the Nerazzurri regain possession and win a corner.
8' Marseille win a free kick after Cruz fouls Flamini.
6' From the left Kily crosses for Martins, who plays back to van der Meyde, who is brought down by Hemdan. Kily's free kick from 20 yards goes wide of the left-hand post.
5' Free kick to us on the left wing after Martins is fouled.
5' Cristiano Zanetti curls the ball into the box. Gamarra outjumps the French defence and heads down, then Beye hooks the ball out of defence to deny Cruz.
4' The set piece is played to Cruz, who chests the ball down, turns then sees his low shot saved by the Marseille keeper.
3' Dos Santos beats van der Meyde to a long ball forward and calmly plays back to Barthez.
3' Almeyda remains on the ground after a two-footed tackle by N'Dyiae. Free kick.
2' Javier Zanetti dribbles two opponents on the right wing after a beautiful back pass from Andy van der Meyde. N'Diaye tackles the Inter captain (making his 400th appearance for the Nerazzurri) and we win a throw-in.
1' Welcome to live commentary of tonight's Uefa Cup quarter-final second leg at home to Marseille. There's a cracking atmosphere at the Meazza as Inter get the match underway.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Marseille win 1-0 and go through to the Uefa Cup semis with an aggregate 2-0 victory.
46' Kily is booked for foul play.
45' Cruz mis-reads Lamouchi's forward pass.
45' Four minutes of added time to play.
43' Lamouchi's cross from the right-wing by-line is blocked and his fellow countrymen come out of defence.
42' Recoba races on to a long ball forward but Barthez has come off his line and the Marseille keeper collects.
41' Obafemi Martins' heads wide of the right-hand post after jumping to meet Kily's cross.
39' Marlet is fouled by Gamarra and Marseille win a free kick 25 yards out.
39' Toldo makes a good save from Vachousek's close range shot.
38' Marseille bring on Vachousek for Mido.
37' Beye beats Cordoba to a ball forward and we win an attacking throw-in on the left.
36' Marlet tries to chip Toldo with a shot from the edge of the box. It's just over the crossbar.
35' Cristiano Zanetti is replaced by Lamouchi.
34' Inter captain Zanetti is booked for a foul on Meriem.
33' Kily Gonzalez' shot from the edge of the Marseille box goes well wide.
33' Barthez jumps to beat Martins to loose ball after Il Chino's shot is deflected.
31' Marlet is booked for time-wasting.
29' The French break and Meriem ends the move with a diagonal shot in off the right-hand post.
28' Il Chino feeds the ball through to Gamarra, who is brought down on the edge of the Marseille area.
28' Recoba's free kick comes off the nine-man Marseille wall.
27' Javier Zanetti plays a one-two with Cristiano Zanetti then squares to Recoba who from just outside the French penalty area fails to control the ball and Marseille win possession.
26' Free kick to Marseille 30 yards out after Marlet is brought down by Cordoba.
25' Cruz sets up Recoba, who from the edge of the box rifles a volley on target. Barthez saves.
25' Cruz crosses instead of shooting, and the Marseille defence beat Martins to the pass.
24' At the far post Marlet volleys Dos Santos' left-wing cross over the bar.
22' Emre makes a darting run then plays short to Kily, who is intercepted by Dos Santos.
20' Il Chino curls his free kick straight at Barthez.
19' On the edge of the Marseille box Kily is fouled by Ferreira. Free kick. And it's Recoba territory.
18' Recoba takes the ball tot he right-wing by-line, where Beye makes a sliding tackle. Nielsen gives a goal kick.
17' Dos Santos reads Gamarra's long ball forward intended for Martins, chests it down then calmly plays out of defence.
17' Barthez comes way off his line to anticipate Martins to Javier Zanetti's ball forward.
15' Hemdan chests down Martins' left-wing cross then plays clear.
14' From close range Oba Martins shoots straight at Barthez.
13' In space inside the Marseille box Cruz fails to control Recoba's intuitive cross from the left.
12' Toldo catches Meriem's left-wing corner kick.
11' Corner to Marseile after Mido's cross is blocked by Cannavaro.
10' Another excellent attacking move by Inter. Javier Zanetti makes a 40-yard run then lays off to van der Meyde. The Dutchman sidesteps an opponent then crosses to Cruz, whose header at the far post is just wide.
10' Inter substitution: van der Meyde is replaced by Recoba.
9' At the far post Javier Zanetti heads clear Ferreira's right-wing free kick.
8' Anigo brings on Marlet for Battles.
7' Great move by the Nerazzurri. Cristiano plays forward to Martins, who feeds it through to Cruz. The Argentine's shot is straight at Barthez.
6' Dos Santos gives away a throw-in, denying Javier Zanetti the chance of getting a right-wing cross in.
5' Martins is intercepted by Beye after he latches on to van der Meyde's crossfield pass.
4' Cordoba's attacking throw-in goes past Cruz and into the hands of Barthez.
3' Cristiano Zanetti's pass forward for Martins is intercepted by Hemdan.
2' Ferreira's right-wing cross goes out of play at the far side.
1' Marseille kick off the second period.
1' Alberto Zaccheroni has made a half-time switch: Emre on, Almeyda off.
Van Der Meyde
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.2
5 shots on target 3
8 shots off target 1
0 fouls committed 0
4 corners 6
2 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
The ref: Kim Milton Nielsen

Kim Milton Nielsen was born in Copenhagen on 3 August 1960 and lives in Ballerup. An international referee since 1988, Nielsen's favourite hobbies are tennis and information technology. The Dane is a manager by profession and is one of the twelve Euro 2004 referees. Nielsen has taken charge of matches involving Italian teams on 22 occasions (7 Italian victories, 5 draws and 10 defeats) and has refereed 4 Inter matches: Inter 1-0 Salzburg (1993/94 Uefa Cup in Vienna), Lyon 3-3 Inter (2002/03 Champions League), Ipswich 1-0 Inter (2001/02 Uefa Cup) and Valencia 2-1 Inter (2002/03 Champions League). Inter v Olympique Marseille is Nielsen's first black and blue match at the San Siro.

Disciplinary situation

Suspended: Kallon
Cautioned: Cordoba, Farinos, Kily Gonzalez, Okan, Recoba, C.Zanetti

Suspended: Drogba
Cautioned: Meité, Vachousek

José Anigo factfile

Marseille native José Anigo, born on 15 April 1961, took over from Alain Perrin on 15 January 2004. Prior to replacing Perrin, Anigo was coach of the Marseille B side, and now leads the first team for the second time in his coaching career. He coached O.M. for five matches in 2001 but then left the club after irreconcilable differences with then president Bernard Tapie.

Inter v Olympique Marseille

The only previous meeting between the two teams is Marseille's 1-0 victory at home to Inter in the Uefa Cup quarter-final first leg.

In detail:

2003/04 Uefa Cup Inter-Marseille ----- 0-1

Inter v French teams

The Nerazzurri have recorded 9 victories, 8 draws and 5 defeats from their 23 matches against French teams.

In detail:

1958/60 Uefa/Fairs Cup Inter-Olympique Lyonnais 7-0 1-1
1963/64 European Cup Inter-Monaco 1-0 3-1
1980/81 European Cup Inter-Nantes 1-1 2-1
1985/86 Uefa Cup Inter-Nantes 3-0 3-3
1987 Mundialito Inter-Paris Saint Germain 0-0 ----
1996/97 Uefa Cup Inter-Guingamp 1-1 3-0
1996/97 Uefa Cup Inter-Monaco 3-1 0-1
1997/98 Uefa Cup Inter-Olympique Lyon 1-2 3-1
1997/98 Uefa Cup Inter-Strasbourg 3-0 0-2
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Olympique Lyonnais 1-2 3-3
2003/04 Uefa Cup Inter-Sochaux 0-0 2-2
2003/04 Uefa Cup Inter-Marseille ----- 0-1

Marseille v Italian teams

There are 11 previous encounters between Olympique Marseille and Italian teams, with 4 French victories, 3 draws and 4 French victories. Marseille have never won on Italian soil, with 2 draws, 2 defeats, and 10 goals conceded in those 4 matches (at least 1 goal per game).

In detail:

1972/73 European Cup Marseille - Juventus 1-0 0-3
1990/91 European Cup Marseille - AC Milan 3-0 1-1
1992/93 Champions League Marseille - AC Milan 1-0 (in Munich)
1998/99 Uefa Cup Marseille -Bologna 0-0 1-1
1998/99 Uefa Cup Marseille -Parma 0-3 (in Moscow)
1999/00 Champions League Marseille -Lazio 0-2 1-5
2003/04 Uefa Cup Marseille-Inter 1-0 ----

J.Zanetti set for milestone appearance

Javier Zanetti will make his 400th appearance for Inter in the Uefa Cup quarter-final second leg at home to Marseille. The Inter captain's debut for the club was in the 1-0 win at home to Vicenza on 27 August 1995. Since then he has played 286 times in the Serie A, 35 in the Coppa Italia, 75 in European cup competitions and 3 in play-offs (2 Uefa Cup, 1 Champions League). Zanetti has scored 17 goals for the Nerazzurri and lifted the Uefa Cup in 1997/98. He has played a total of 34,614 minutes and 357 full matches. He has come on as a sub in 14 matches and has been substituted 27 times. The Inter captain has been booked 23 times and sent off just once.

Inter & 1-0 defeats from 1st legs

The Nerazzurri go into a European second leg match with a 1-0 defeat from the first leg for the twelfth time in the club's history.

Inter have qualified on 6 of the previous 11 occasions: Inter v Hertha Berlino (1969/70 Uefa/Fairs Cup, 2-0 in Milan), Inter v Az 67 (1982/83 Cup Winners' Cup, 2-0 in Milan), Inter v Trabzonspor (1983/84 Uefa Cup, 2-0 in Milan), Inter v Sportul (1984/85, 2-0 in Milan), Inter v Linzer Ask (1985/86 Uefa Cup, 4-0 in Milan) and Inter v Ipswich (2001/02 Uefa Cuo, 4-1 in Milan).

The 5 European exits came against Real Madrid (1965/66 European Cup, 1-1 in the return leg in Milan), Admira (1973/74 Uefa Cup despite a 2-1 win in Milan), Malmoe (1989/90 European Cup, 1-1 draw in the return leg), Schalke 04 (1996/97 Uefa Cup final, German victory on penalties) and Helsingborg (2000/01 Champions League, 0-0 at the San Siro).

Two-legged ties against French teams

Inter face a French team in a two-legged European cup competition tie for the tenth time, and have progressed on each of the nine previous occasions (twice in the European Cup and seven times in the Uefa/Fairs Cup). The opponents knocked out were Lyon, Monaco, Nantes (twice each), Guingamp, Sochaux and Strasbourg (once).

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

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Barthez
Cordoba 2 Ferreira
Zanetti 4 Dos Santos
Zanetti 6 Hemdani
Van Der Meyde 7 N'Dayie
Cruz 9 Mido
Cannavaro 17 Meyté
Kily Gonzalez 18 Meriem
Gamarra 24 Beye
Almeyda 25 Battles
Martins 30 Flamini


Fontana 12 Gavanon
Emre 5 Cristanval
Lamouchi 8 Vachousek
Helveg 13 Marlet
Farinos 14 Ecker
Recoba 20 Celestini
Pasquale 26 Ba