Final score

2 May 2004 15:00

25' (2nd half) Bovo
2' (2nd half) Tonetto
36' Adriano (P)
referee Roberto Rosetti / linesmen Contini, Papi / 4th man Carlucci
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49' Half time. Lecce 0-1 Inter.
48' Chevanton remains on the ground inside the Inter box after a duel with Cannavaro.
45' Lecce captain Tonetto is fouled by Giovanni Pasquale on the right wing and the Inter wing-back is promptly booked.
45' 4 minutes of additional time to play.
43' Inside the Inter box Chevanton tries to turn Cordoba but the Colombian sticks to his man and intercepts. Javier Zanetti runs with the ball and is fouled by Konan, who is shown a yellow card.
42' Chevanton makes a blistering run on goal then is halted by Cordoba, who makes a superb tackle.
41' Javier Zanetti crosses in from the right, Bovo anticipates Adriano and heads clear.
40' Sicignano comes out of his penalty area to blast clear Stankovic's ball intended for Adriano.
39' At the far post Francesco Toldo catches Cassetti's right-wing cross.
37' Ledesma is yellow-carded for a foul on Materazzi.
36' Adriano places his penalty kick in at the bottom left-hand corner. 1-0.
35' Inter win a penalty after Adriano is brought down in the Lecce box by Konan.
34' Emre plays his free kick square to Stankovic', whose thunderous shot from the distance forces Sicignano to make a two-fisted save.
34' Lecce substitution: Bolano off, Abruzzese.
33' Stovini fouls Adriano 35 yards out. Free kick to Inter.
32' Adriano receives inside the Lecce box then from close range shoots wide of the left-hand post.
31' Adriano controls the ball at the far post then fires over the Lecce crossbar but Rossetti blows for a foul by the Brazilian bomber.
28' After receiving treatment to his right hand, Siviglia is booked for a lunging challenge on Cordoba.
26' Pasquale makes a last-gasp tackle on Chevanton inside the Inter box.
24' Bolan fouls Kily mid-way inside the Lecce half. The Nerazzurri fail to capitalise from the free kick and Lecce move forward.
22' Materazzi blocks Ledesma's shot and Lecce win a free kick.
22' Another corner to Lecce after Cordoba blocks Konan's near-range shot.
21' Kily fouls Konan ten yards inside our half and Lecce are awarded a free kick.
19' Good chance for the home side. Konan's diagonal shot from the left goes just wide at the far post.
18' Emre curls it over to the far post, where Lecce win a goal kick after a duel between Stankovic and Stovini.
17' We win a free kick on the left edge of the Giallorossi box.
16' It's all Chevanton in the opening stages of this match. This time the Uruguayan runs on goal then sends his shot into the side-netting.
15' Lecce win a free kick on the right wing. Chevanton takes it, Toldo saves.
14' Chevanton makes a darting run to the edge of the Inter penalty box then pulls his shot off-target.
13' Chevanton takes the free kick and sees his effort come back off the crossbar at the far post.
12' Free kick to Lecce just ouside our area after Materazzi fouls Chevanton.
11' Play at the Via del Mare is interrupted for a minute as the linesman's flag needs 'treatment'.
10' Emre dances past four then on the edge of the Lecce box plays square to Adriano, who finds space then shoots over.
9' At the other end Adriano (with his back to the goal) turns his marker then tries an overhead kick which doesn't surprise Sicignano.
8' Javier Zanetti heads out of defence, Ledesma gets to the loose ball then unleashes a fierce shot which whizzes over the bar.
7' Siviglia connects with Emre's free kick played into the box. Corner.
7' Sicignano catches Kily's right-wing corner kick.
6' Chevanton is caught offside again.
6' Emre is brought down by Bolano in a central position 30 yards out. Free kick.
5' Inter come forward and from the distance Stankovic fires wide of the left-hand post.
4' Chevanton is offside as he races on to a forward pass. But Toldo beats the Uruguayan to the ball.
2' Cruz is intercepted by Cassetti as he runs to meet Pasquale's pass down the left.
1' Welcome to the Via del Mare for live text commentary of Lecce v Inter. Playing in their white away strip, the Nerazzurri kick off.
1' Chevanton makes a central run on goal then shoots from 25 yards out. Toldo parries.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Lecce 2-1 Inter. The Nerazzurri slip to sixth place as Parma win at home to Ancona and Lazio draw with Reggina at the Olimpico.
45' Karagounis' forward pass for Martins is intercepted by Abruzzese.
45' Abruzzese is cautioned for a foul on Karagounis.
45' 4 minutes of added time to play.
44' Delio Rossi brings Giacomazzi on for Konan.
42' From the edge of the Lecce box Vieri volleys Martins' pass wide.
41' Chevanton is replaced by Bojinov.
40' Materazzi anticipates Chevanton to a ball forward then plays back to Toldo.
40' Inter on the attack. Stankovic plays a one-two with Martins but is intercepted by an opponent.
37' Christian Vieri replaces Kily Gonzalez.
36' Karagounis' right-wing cross takes a deflection then Stovini heads out for a corner kick.
36' Abruzzese blocks Stankovic's shot from inside the Lecce box.
34' Good defending by Materazzi, who anticipates Chevanton to a Lecce ball forward then chests back to Toldo.
32' At the other end Chevanton gets into the Inter box then fires over the crossbar.
31' Cordoba shoots on-target from 25 yards but there's no power in his strike and Sicignano collects.
30' Adriano's missile from the distance goes through the Lecce wall then is cleared by a defender.
28' Another chance for the home side. Toldo pulls off a one-handed save from Chevanton.
28' Karagounis is fouled by Konan in a central position 35 yards out.
26' Karagounis comes on for Pasquale.
25' Toldo fails to hold on to the ball and Bovo smashes it into the back of the net to put Lecce 2-1 up.
24' Konan's left-wing cross comes off Cannavaro and Lecce win a corner.
23' Tonetto is tripped by Kily and Lecce win a free kick on the right wing.
21' Franceschini takes on Cordoba then plays a high cross over the the far side where Lecce captain Tonetto heads wide.
20' Cannavaro makes a crucial tackle on Chevanton to deny the Lecce player a clear route through on goal.
19' Abruzzese's shot from just outside the Nerazzurri penalty box is well wide of the right-hand post.
15' Adriano makes a diagonal run on goal then shoots wide of the left-hand post.
15' Zaccheroni brings on Obafemi Martins for Julio Cruz.
14' The Uruguayan's free kick comes off the Inter wall. Corner.
14' Stankovic makes a spectacular clearance from the corner.
13' Materazzi is booked for fouling Chevanton while in full flight.
12' After a Nerazzurri move down the left, Adriano's shot from just inside the Lecce box is blocked.
10' Another chance for Lecce. From a tight angle, Cassetti volleys wide of the far post.
8' With the outside of his left foot Kily Gonzalez tries an ambitious shot from the distance. Goal kick to Lecce.
6' Julio Cruz' angled shot goes wide of the left-hand post.
3' Inter come straight back and Adriano shoots wide after Sicignano fails to hold onto Kily's diagonal shot.
2' Chevanton takes on Cordoba then from the left-wing by-line plays into the six-yard box, where Tonetto finds the net with a rather lucky shot.
1' Lecce kick off the second half.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 4.97
8 shots on target 5
8 shots off target 8
17 fouls committed 22
4 corners 3
4 offsides 2
18:03 ball possession 28:56
Rossi v Zaccheroni

The current Lecce and Inter coaches meet for the seventh time. Alberto Zaccheroni has won four of the other six matches, with Delio Rossi victorious on one occasion.

In detail:

1994/95 Serie B Salernitana-Cosenza 5-2 0-0
1998/99 Serie A Salernitana-AC Milan 1-2 2-3
2001/02 Serie A Lecce-Lazio ---- 0-1
2003/04 Serie A Lecce-Inter ---- 1-3

Rossi v Inter

Delio Rossi faces Inter for the fourth time in his career as a coach, and is still looking for his first victory against the Nerazzurri.

In detail:

1998/99 Serie A Salernitana-Inter ---- 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-2 ----
2003/04 Serie A Lecce-Inter ---- 1-3

Zaccheroni v Lecce

Alberto Zaccheroni faces Lecce for the fourteenth time, with eight wins, three draws and two defeats from the previous thirteen matches. In his last eleven games against the Apulian outfit, Zac has registered eight victories and three draws. Lecce's last win against a side coached by Zaccheroni was on 20 December 1992 when they won 1-0 at home to Venezia in the Serie B.

In detail:

1991/92 Serie B Venezia-Lecce ---- 0-1
1992/93 Serie B Venezia-Lecce 1-1 0-1
1994/95 Serie B Cosenza-Lecce 2-1 2-1
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Lecce 6-0 2-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Lecce 2-2 2-2
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Lecce 4-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Lecce 1-0 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Lecce 3-1 ----

Chevanton one away from club record

With his strike away to Juventus last weekend, Ernesto Javier Chevanton brings his Serie A tally to 28 goals. The Uruguayan forward is now just one away from equalling Pedro Pablo Pasculli's record of goals for Lecce in the Italian top flight. Pasculli netted 29 Serie A goals for the Apulians over four seasons.

Lecce close to Serie A record

Sunday's opponents Lecce have scored 38 Serie A goals so far this season and are now just two away from equalling their record top- flight tally set in 2000/01when Alberto Cavasin was coach.

Giallorossi close to record of Serie A wins

Lecce's two consecutive victories over Udinese and Juventus diminish the threat of relegation and see them close to a club record in the Serie A. The Giallorossi have now won nine championship matches this season, one less than their record of ten Serie A wins in 1989/90 under Mazzone and in 1999/00 with Cavasin at the helm.

Zac and the month of May

According to the statistics, sides coached by Alberto Zaccheroni do well in the fifth calendar month. In the last eleven matches played in May, the current Inter coach has recorded ten wins and one draw. His last May defeat was on 18 May 1997, a 4-0 reverse away to Sampdoria.

Il Chino and goals against Lecce

Alvaro Recoba has scored more goals against Lecce than any other Italian club: 1 in Inter v Lecce (1999/00 Serie A), 1 in Lecce v Inter (2000/01 Coppa Italia), 2 in Lecce v Inter (2000/01 Serie A), and 2 in Lecce v Inter (2001/02 Serie A). Therefore, five of these six goals were scored at the Via del Mare stadium.

Inter prolific in away matches in 2nd half of season

In the seven away matches played since the second half of the Serie A season began in January, Inter have scored at least once, for a total of thirteen goals. The last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a Serie A match away from home was on 10 January when they lost 1-0 at Parma.

Nerazzurri chasing 4th away win in a row

With victories away to Ancona (2-0), Reggina (2-0) and Perugia (3-2), Inter are looking for their fourth consecutive away win. The last time the Nerazzurri won four away matches in a row was from September to November 2002 when they beat Reggina (2-1), Piacenza (4-1), Como (2-0) and Empoli (4-3).

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

starting lineups

Sicignano 1 Toldo
Bolano 2 Cordoba
Franceschini 4 Zanetti
Bovo 5 Emre
Tonetto 9 Cruz
Chevanton 10 Adriano
Siviglia 11 Stankovic
Stovini 18 Kily Gonzalez
Ledesma 17 Cannavaro
Konan 23 Materazzi
Cassetti 26 Pasquale


Poleksic 12 Fontana
Billy 13 Helveg
Bojinov 19 Karagounis
Giacomazzi 22 Okan
Silvestri 24 Gamarra
Dalmat 30 Martins
Abruzzese 32 Vieri