Final score

9 May 2004 15:00

17' (2nd half) Adriano
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Copelli, Gemignani / Fourth official: Castellani
Minute Text commentary
46' Half time. Inter 0 Parma 0.
45' 1 minute of added time.
43' In our half Parma win a free kick 35 yards out after Materazzi fouls Gilardino. Bresciano crosses into the box and Toldo smothers the ball after failing to make a clean save.
42' Cannavaro plays as superb long ball forward to Vieri. Castellini gets there first and heads back to Frey.
40' Vieri receives a long ball from Materazzi then opens up play for Kily on the left. Castellini intercepts to deny the Argentine a shot on goal.
39' Materazzi is brought down in the Parma area by Potenza. No penalty given.
38' Both Blasi and Kily Gonzalez are booked.
37' Blasi brings Kily down from behind. Things get ugly in midfield and and Rosetti has to intervene.
36' Sparks fly on the pitch after Blasi and Emre challenge for the ball.
35' Rosetti gives Inter a free kick on the left after Castellini is adjudged to have fouled Kily.
34' Barone is offside as he receives, turns and volleys on target.
33' Parma win an attacking free kick on the right wing after Emre fouls Barone. Bresciano curls the ball into the Nerazzurri box, Gilardino's volley is an inch wide of the right-hand post.
31' Emre intercepts Barone then storms down the left. The Turk's cross goes out of play at the near post.
30' Kallon's forward pass for Vieri is straight at Ferrari, who chests the ball down then plays out of defence.
29' Barone is yellow-carded for a foul on Emre.
28' Kallon squares from the right flank. Both Stankovic and Vieri mis-read the move.
26' Christian Vieri is brought down by Ferrari as he latches on to Kallon's right-wing cross. No penalty given.
26' Bobo receives on the edge of the box then sees his shot take deflection. Corner.
25' Bonera fouls Vieri in a central position 35 yards outside the Parma goal. Free kick.
25' Materazzi's curled effort dips and Frey smothers the ball at the right-hand post.
23' In midfield Emre exchanges passes with Cristiano Zanetti then plays wide to Kily, but the pass goes out for a Parma throw-in.
22' Javier Zanetti is brought down by Potenza on the right wing. Free kick.
22' At the near post Cordoba gets a touch to Emre's curled free kick then Marchionni gives away a corner.
20' Materazzi heads back to Toldo after Cannavaro loses the ball to Bresciano.
19' Bonera beats Vieri to Kallon's right-wing cross.
17' Carbone gets on the end of Giliardino's superb pass then shoots from an angled position. Toldo manages to get a finger to the shot, which comes off the inside of the left-hand post then Materazzi concedes a corner kick.
15' It's three against three as Parma come forward. Marchionni's cross from the right is wayward and Toldo collects.
14' Stankovic crosses from the right flank. Ferrari gets to the ball first and clears.
12' Carbone's right-wing cross into the Inter six-yard box is easily caught by Francesco Toldo.
11' Good chance for Inter. Stankovic's cross from the left deflects off Bonera. Vieri controls then sends a low shot wide of the right-hand post.
11' Frey punches clear Kallon's cross. The ball falls to Emre, who from 20 yards shoots over the bar.
10' Materazzi anticipates Carbone to Blasi's forward pass then plays clear.
9' Inter on the attack down the left. Vieri cuts back for Kily, who plays forward to Stankovic. The Serb is a yard offside.
8' From the edge of the Parma penalty area, Dejan Stankovic's header from Kily's corner comes back off the crossbar.
7' It's end to end at the Meazza. Materazzi plays a long ball forward for Vieri. The Nerazzurri striker is tackled by Ferrari and we win a left-wing corner.
6' Marchionni plays to Gilardino on the right wing. The Parma striker slips, Cordoba intervenes and concedes a throw-in to the Gialloblu.
5' Matteo Ferrari cuts out a ball played into the Parma box to deny Vieri.
4' Cordoba closes down Marchionni on the right-wing by-line as Parma counter attack. The Emilians win a corner.
4' Vieri is in an offside position as Castellini intercepts Cordoba's through ball then passes back to Frey.
3' Stankovic crosses from the right wing. At the far post Castellini heads out for a corner.
3' Materazzi's header at the far post from Emre's corner is caught by Frey.
2' At the other end Inter win a corner after Vieri is challenged on the left-wing by-line.
1' Welcome to the San Siro for Inter's last home match of the season. Rosetti blows his whistle, and Parma kick off.
1' Parma on the attack. On the left wing Gilardino turns Cannavaro then crosses to Marchionni. Cordoba clears.
Minute Text commentary
50' Free kick to Parma on the left wing after Cristiano Zanetti fouls Marchionni.
50' Full time. Inter beat Parma 1-0 and move back into fourth place.
49' Emre plays his free kick wide to Javier Zanetti, who makes a diagonal run on goal then sees his low shot go wide of the far post.
48' Free kick to us 40 yards out after Emre is fouled by Ferrari.
45' Morfeo's free kick comes off the black and blue wall. In the meantime, Baggio has put Brescia 2-0 up against Lazio.
45' 5 minutes of additional time to play.
43' Rosetti awards Parma a free kick five yards outside the Inter penalty box after Materazzi fouls Gilardino during an aerial duel.
41' Javier Zanetti pushes Marchionni off the ball and Parma are awarded a free kick on the left wing.
41' Christian Vieri is applauded as he is replaced by Thomas Helveg.
39' Recoba comes on for Kily Gonzalez and Parma can take their free kick.
38' Cordoba needs medical attention after tackling Morfeo. The Gialloblu win a free kick.
36' Inspirational defending by Ivan Ramiro Cordoba, who beats Gilardino to a through ball then holds off a challenge from the Parma striker.
36' Brescia go 1-0 up at home to Lazio.
34' Matteo Ferrari heads clear from Adriano's inswinger.
33' Blasi is shown is booked for fouling Adriano on the right wing. It's his second caution and Rosetti produces a red card.
32' Free kick to us 30 yards out. Adriano does what he did fifteen minutes ago, but this time the Brazilian's shot is just wide of the right-hand post.
30' Parma bring on Ianis Zicu (on loan from Inter) for Bresciano.
29' From just several yards out Marchionni fails to make contact with Seric's left-wing cross.
25' Christian Vieri is cautioned for shoving Blasi off the ball.
22' Emre is booked for a rash tackle on Morfeo. Free kick to Parma 35 yards out.
20' Bonera fouls Vieri and we win a free kick 35 yards out.
19' Cristiano 'The Hammer' Zanetti is booked for a foul on Manuele Blasi in midfield.
19' Parma bring on Seric for Potenza.
18' Inter look for a second. Adriano runs with the ball then plays into space but Vieri has mis-read the move.
17' The Meazza roars as Adriano's low drive goes in a the near post. What a goal!!!!
16' Adriano takes on two then is fouled by Blasi. Free kick to us 20 yards out.
15' To the appreciation of the crowd, Kily dribbles his way out of defence and sets up a Nerazzurri move.
13' Vieri's low shot from Stankovic's through ball hits the outside of the left-hand post. But the flag is already up for offside.
12' Ferrari fouls Vieri from behind. Materazzi's free kick from 30 yards takes a deflection. Corner.
12' At the far side Materazzi heads Kily's left-wing corner over the bar.
11' Inter substitution: Adriano on, Kallon off.
9' Vieri receives from Kallon then runs into the box and takes on two Parma players before losing the ball to Castellini.
8' Vieri's first-time volley from Stankovic's left-wing cross is way off-target.
6' Parma substitution: Former Nerazzurri forward Morfeo replaces Carbone.
5' Corner to us after Kallon's right-wing cross comes off Potenza.
5' Frey anticipates Vieri and punches clear Kily's right-flank corner kick.
4' Bresciano fouls Emre on the right wing. Cristiano Zanetti's curled free kick into the Parma box is headed clear by Ferrari.
3' Vieri's low shot goes through the wall and into the hands of Sebastien Frey.
2' Daniele Bonera fouls Vieri 25 yards out. Free kick.
1' Inter get the second half underway. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
1' Blasi fouls Cristiano Zanetti on the right wing. Free kick. The ball arrives at the feet of Dejan Stankovic, who plays over the Parma defence, but Bonera beats Emre to the ball and heads clear.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 7.22
5 shots on target 1
7 shots off target 2
23 fouls committed 35
8 corners 2
5 offsides 11
22:21 ball possession 22:00
Zaccheroni v Prandelli

The current Inter and Parma coaches meet for the fifth time in official matches. Against Prandelli, Alberto Zaccheroni has won once, lost once and drawn twice.

In detail:

1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Lecce ---- 2-1
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Verona 3-3 0-0
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Parma ---- 0-1

Zaccheroni v Parma

Alberto Zaccheroni has faced Parma on eighteen occasions. He has won four matches, drawn five and lost nine.

In detail:

1992/93 C. Italia Venezia-Parma 1-1 0-1
1995/96 Serie A Udinese-Parma 0-0 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Udinese-Parma 3-1 2-0
1997/98 Serie A Udinese-Parma 1-1 0-4
1998/99 Serie A AC Milan-Parma 2-1 0-4
1999 Italian Super Cup AC Milan-Parma 1-2 ----
1999/00 Serie A AC Milan-Parma 2-1 0-1
2000/01 Serie A AC Milan-Parma 2-2 0-2
2001/02 Serie A Lazio-Parma 0-0 0-1
2003/04 Serie A Inter-Parma ---- 0-1

Prandelli v Inter

Current Parma coach Prandelli has registered three wins, one draw and five defeats in nine matches against the Nerazzurri.

In detail:

1993/94 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 2-1 2-1
1997/98 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-5 ----
1999/00 Serie A Verona-Inter 1-2 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Venezia-Inter ---- 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-2 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 ----

No Adriano goal decisive

Since he returned to Inter, Adriano has scored decisive goals for the Nerazzurri in the Coppa Italia, but not in the Serie A. His six goals in the championship (doubles against Siena and Perugia; single strikes against Reggina and Lecce) haven't earned Inter points. Adriano's eight goals for Parma in the first half of the season earned the Gialloblu six points.

Materazzi, Parma and Frey

Parma and goalkeeper Sebastian Frey are Marco Materazzi's favourite targets. The defender has scored twice against the Gialloblu (and also Fidelis Andria, Inter, Prato, Reggiana, Reggina, Siena and Udinese) and has put three past the French custodian. Materazzi has also scored three against Turci.

Inter v Parma, four years on...

Once again, the Nerazzurri and the Gialloblu contend the last Champions League place. In 2000 it went to a Serie A play-off, with Inter 3-1 winners in Verona thanks to goals from Baggio (2) and Zamorano. Stanic scored for Parma on that occasion.

Gilardino close to club record

With 19 goals to his credit so far this season, Alberto Gilardino is one goal away from equalling Marco Di Vaio's club record of 20 goals for Parma in one Serie A campaign (set in 2001/02).

High-scoring season for Parma

With two matches to go until the end of the 2003/04 Serie A, Parma have scored fifty-three goals. That's two away from equalling the club record of fifty-five in one top-flight season, achieved in 1997/98, 1998/99 and 2002/03.

Parma on target in 12 consecutive games

Parma have scored in twelve consecutive matches, with a total of twenty-five goals - a record run for the Emilians this season. The last time Prandelli's men failed to score in the championship was on 8 February when they were beaten 3-0 at home to Parma.

Gialloblu equal away record

With last weekend's victory over Chievo in Verona, Parma have equalled their record of seven away wins in one season, a feat they achieved in 1996/97 and 2000/01.

wins(15) draws(10) defeats(2)
MILAN - A thrilling Serie A Week 33 encounter at the Giuseppe Meazza was decided by Adriano's majestic free kick in the 62nd minute. The 1-0 victory puts the Nerazzurri back in the fourth-spot driving seat as Lazio were beaten 2-1 away to Brescia.

Six minutes after coming on for an impressive Mohamed Kallon, Adriano took the ball past two former teammates before being fouled by Bonera. The Brazilian's low drive from twenty metres flew in at the near post, giving Sebastien Frey no chance of making a save.

Victory away to Empoli next weekend will secure Inter a place in the 2004/05 Champions League qualifying round.

Match facts:

INTER 1-0 PARMA (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Adriano 62'

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 3 Kallon (10 Adriano 56'), 4 J. Zanetti, 5 Emre, 6 C. Zanetti, 11 Stankovic, 17 Cannavaro, 18 Kily Gonzalez (20 Recoba 84'), 23 Materazzi, 32 Vieri (13 Helveg 86')
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 14 Farinos, 19 Karagounis, 24 Gamarra
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni

PARMA: 11 Frey, 5 Bonera, 8 Barone, 11 Gilardino, 14 Castellini, 18 Carbone (10 Morfeo 51'), 19 Potenza (4 Seric 64'), 21 Ferrari, 23 Bresciano (7 Zicu 75'), 30 Blasi, 32 Marchionni
Subs not used: 34 Amelia, 3 Benarrivo, 15 Donadel, 38 Cammarata
Coach: Cesare Prandelli

Referee: Roberto Rosetti

Booked: Barone 29', Blasi 38', Kily Gonzalez 38', C.Zanetti 64', Emre 67', Vieri 70'

Sent off: Blasi 78'

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Frey
Cordoba 2 Bonera
Kallon 3 Barone
Zanetti 4 Gilardino
Emre 5 Castellini
Zanetti 6 Carbone
Stankovic 11 Potenza
Cannavaro 17 Ferrari
Kily Gonzalez 18 Bresciano
Materazzi 23 Blasi
Vieri 32 Marchionni


Fontana 12 Amelia
Adriano 10 Benarrivo
Helveg 13 Seric
Farinos 14 Zicu
Karagounis 19 Morfeo
Recoba 20 Donadel
Gamarra 24 Cammarata