Final score

26 September 2004 15:00

37' (2nd half) Martins
27' (2nd half) Martins
29' (2nd half) Marchionni
17' Gilardino
Referee: Emidio Morganti / Linesmen: Copelli, Farina / Fourth official: Nucini
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47' Half time. Inter 0 Parma 1.
45' Frey anticipates Adriano to Davids' free kick.
45' 2 minutes of added time at the end of the first 45.
44' Veron needs medical attention after a challenge with Grella.
42' Gilardino robs Materazzi then turns the Inter defender before sending a shot just wide of the far post.
40' Veron curls his free kick over the left post.
39' Simplicio brings down Veron just outside the Parma box and we win a free kick.
38' Morfeo plays an intelligent ball into the Inter box. Toldo collects with Favalli making sure Marchionni can't get a shot in.
37' Bobo Vieri receives inside the Parma box. He coordinates well but the shot is weak.
36' Cordoba is booked for a foul on Grella in the centre circle.
36' Giuseppe Favalli calmly heads back to Toldo to deny an onrushing Marchionni.
35' Budel shoots from close range after a poked assist by Gilardino. Toldo saves with his leg and Parma win a right-wing corner. Gilardino's effort from the corner goes out for a goalkick.
32' Simplicio is yellow-carded for tripping Edgar Davids 15 metres inside the Parma half.
30' Materazzi's long ball forward for Adriano is headed out for a left-wing corner by Cannavaro.
29' Frey comes off his line to deny Vieri a shot on goal.
28' Adriano dummies his opponent to set up Vieri after a good ball forward by Veron. Vieri passes square to Stankovic, who is surrounded by Gialloblu shirts.
26' Davids fouls Simplicio in midfield in what is turning out to be an interesting duel between the two players.
25' Van der Meyde finds Javier Zanetti with a super ball into the Parma box. The captain's weak cross is blocked.
22' Adriano finds the Curva Sud with a long-range left-footed shot.
17' Parma take the lead. Alberto Gilardino finds the net with a first-time shot from the right-wing corner.
16' Marchionni 's first-time shot from Budel's left-wing crossis pushed round for a corner by Toldo.
13' Superb long ball by Marco Materazzi for Bobo Vieri. The Inter forward outstretches his leg, but Frey is well-positioned and collects.
13' Parma substitution: Budel replaces an injured Bresciano.
12' Great first time move by Inter. Veron to Stankovic, Stankovic to Vieri, who just fails to make contact inside the box.
11' Applause for Andy van der Meyde, who nutmegs Alessandro Potenza on the right wing. The Dutchman's cross is less spectacular - Parma intercept and move out of defence.
10' Inter win another corner and Veron's cross from the left-wing finishes on the roof of the net.
9' Good attacking move involving Stankovic, Adriano and Veron, whose final shot takes a deflection and Inter win a corner.
8' Daniele Bonera holds off Christian Vieri and plays back to Frey to snuff out an Inter attack.
7' Bresciano's low shot on the turn from Morfeo's short pass inside the box is collected by Toldo.
6' Marchionni receives ten yards outside our area then lashes a left-footed shot way over Toldo's bar.
5' Morfeo's volley from inside the Nerazzurri box is blocked by Favalli.
4' Excellent defending by Cordoba, who pokes the ball out for a Parma Cordoba to deny Gilardino a shot from Morfeo's through ball.
2' Stankovic plays short to Adriano, who creates space outside the Parma box then shoots. The Gialloblu defence blocks.
1' Welcome to the San Siro for Inter v Parma. Refereeing the Nerazzurri for the first time, Morganti blows his whistle and the Gialloblu kick off.
1' Frey comes off his line to beat Vieri to Stankovic's excellent through ball.
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49' Full time. Inter 2 Parma 2.
47' Stankovic shoots at Frey from 20 yards.
45' Morfeo is booked for not respecting the 10-yard distance.
45' Recoba takes his free kick again and curls it wide of the right post.
45' 4 minutes of added time.
44' Free kick to Inter in a central position outside the Parma box after Cannavaro fouls Stankovic.
43' Recoba blasts a left-footed shot at the near post. Frey has it covered and saves.
42' Ooooohhhh!!!!! Recoba races down the left then crosses to Martins. The Nigerian's shot is deflected out for a right-wing corner kick.
40' Inter remain in attack and Martins crosses from the right. Adriano's header is sky-bound.
39' Veron's shot is blocked and the ball falls to Materazzi, whose right-footed effort from close range comes crashing back off the crossbar.
38' Oba's header from Recoba's left-wing cross is deflected out for a corner.
37' OBAGOL!!!!!!! Martins scores his and Inter's second with a powerful shot past Frey from the edge of the box after controlling Recoba's assist.
37' The Meazza roars as Inter win a corner.
36' Potenza heads clear Adriano's left-wing cross as Inter push for an equaliser.
35' Recoba dribbles three Gialloblu players then falls down in the box. Morganti waves play on.
34' Both teams make their third and final substitutions: Parma bring on Maccarone for Gilardino, Inter replace with Emre for van der Meyde.
31' Recoba is onside as he tries to bring down Veron's long pass into the Parma box. The Uruguayan is intercepted.
29' Parma retake the lead through Marchionni, who controls Morfeo's through ball then holds off Favalli before slotting past Toldo from close range.
27' OBAGOL!!!!!!! Martins equalises for Inter with a coolly-taken shot past Frey from van der Meyde's pin-point cross. But full marks to Veron for a superb long-range pass to the Dutchman.
26' Recoba finds Adriano with a pass to the edge of the Parma box. With his back to the goal the Brazilian plays wide to Andy in space on the left. The Dutchman slices his shot way off target.
22' Parma build up a move down the right with some good one-touch football. Materazzi denies Budel a shot, poking clear from inside our area.
21' Marchionni's diagonal shot from the right side of the Inter box sails over the bar.
20' Mancini brings on Recoba for Davids.
19' Tempers flare in midfield after a Cordoba challenge on Gilardino.
17' Budel's high cross from the left wing is easily caught by Toldo.
15' Materazzi cuts out Marchionni's low cross, Favalli brings the ball out of defence.
14' Parma bring on Bovo for Contini.
13' Vieri's shot from 20 yards comes off Stankovic and Parma win a goal kick.
13' Oba Martins replaces Christian Vieri.
11' Obafemi Martins is set to come on for Inter.
8' Inter maintain the initiative in attack. Favalli crosses from the left, Potenza heads out for a corner at the far post.
7' Davids pounces on a loose ball outside the Parma box and sees his shot take a deflection. Adriano's follow-up effort is blocked.
6' Moments later Adriano pulls his shot wide of the right post but it takes a deflection and we win a corner. Inter win a second corner after Cordoba's near-range shot at the far post is blocked.
5' Stankovic's 25-yard shot from van der Meyde's pass square has little power in it and Frey makes an easy save.
4' Van der Meyde's right-wing cross from Favalli's forward pass is caught by Frey.
3' Stankovic plays short to Adriano, whose swerve shot from the distance is well-saved by Frey at the near post.
2' Inter on the attack. Adriano crosses from the left, Vieri outjumps his marker and heads straight at Frey.
1' Dutch duo Davids and van der Meyde kick off the second half.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 6.29
11 shots on target 4
10 shots off target 6
16 fouls committed 17
10 corners 5
0 offsides 1
35:39 ball possession 26:38
Mancini v Baldini

The current Inter and Parma coaches meet for the fifth time. Mancini has never lost, with four victories against Baldini.

In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Empoli 4-1 2-1
2002/03 C. Italia Lazio-Empoli 2-0 2-1

Mancini v Parma

When in charge of Fiorentina and Lazio, Roberto Mancini recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in his 9 matches against Parma.

In detail:

2000/01 C. Italia Fiorentina-Parma 1-1 1-0
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Parma ---- 0-2
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Parma 0-0 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Parma 2-3 3-0
2003/04 C. Italia Lazio-Parma 2-0 1-1

Baldini v Inter

Silvio Baldini faced Inter twice when he was Empoli coach. He lost both matches in the 2002/03 season.

In detail:

2002/03 Serie A Empoli-Inter 3-4 0-3

Inter in 2004/05: Adriano decisive

Brazilian striker Adriano has scored in each of the Nerazzurri's 6 competitive matches in 2004/05, with a total of 8 goals to his credit. All of Inter's decisive goals so far this season have been scored by Adriano (the draws away to Basel and Chievo and at home to Palermo, and the victories at home to Basel and Werder Bremen and away to Atalanta).

Inter's second-half form

After three rounds of the 2004/05 Serie A, Inter and Messina are the two sides that have improved their results in the second periods of matches. The Nerazzurri have earned four points in second halves of their two away matches: from 1-2 to 2-2 in Verona and from 0-1 to 3-2 in Bergamo.

Cruz, Stankovic or Materazzi to score against Parma?

According to the statistics, Julio Ricardo Cruz could decide Saturday's match between Inter and Parma. The Argentine forward has scored four goals against Parma and Lecce, his two favourite targets. But Stankovic also counts Parma as his favourite target along with AC Milan, Roma and Greek team Panionios. In his career Marco Materazzi has put three goals past two goalkeepers: Parma custodian Frey and Turci.

Baldini's Parma like in 1999/00?

After 270 minutes of Serie A football Parma are still looking for their first victory. If the Gialloblu don't win away to Inter, it will be their worst start to a top-flight season since 1999/00, when they recorded two draws and two defeats from their first four matches. Parma won at the fifth attempt that season.

Frey: 200th Italian match

Former Inter goalkeeper Sebastien Frey is set to celebrate his 200th match in Italy on Saturday. Frey, who has played for Inter, Verona and Parma, has made 164 appearances in the Serie A, 5 in the Coppa Italia, 29 in European cup competitions and 1 in other tournaments. He made his debut in Inter's 1-0 win at home to Castel di Sangro, a Coppa Italia match played on 28 October 1998.

Baldini one away from 100th defeat as coach

If Parma lose at the San Siro on Saturday, Silvio Baldini will complete a century of coaching defeats. Baldini has lost 10 Serie A matches, 37 in Serie B, 40 in C1 and 12 in the domestic cup. Baldini's first away defeat was on 20 September 1992 when Massese lost 5-0 at ChievoVerona in the Serie C1.

wins(15) draws(10) defeats(2)
MILAN - A double strike from Obafemi Martins salvaged a point for Inter as the Nerazzurri held Parma to a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.

Inter dominated for long periods of the Serie A Week 4 match but it was Parma who scored first when Alberto Gilardino's first-time shot from a corner found the roof of the net.

Substitute Martins equalised for Inter 27 minutes into the second half. Juan Veron found van der Meyde in space on the left with a superb long ball forward then the Dutch winger centred for the Nigerian to control and stab past Frey from close range.

Parma retook the lead almost immediately when Marchionni poked home after receiving from Morfeo and holding off a challenge from Favalli.

Recoba's entrance proved decisive for the second consecutive match, the Uruguay forward adding verve to the attack as Inter pushed for another equaliser. It came with less than ten minutes left on the clock. After another precise pass from Veron, Martins played a quick one-two with Il Chino then beat Frey with a powerful shot from the edge of the box.

Inter could have snatched a late winner but Materazzi's well-coordinated shot from inside the Parma area hit the crossbar.

The Nerazzurri are back in Uefa Champions League action this Wednesday with a Matchday 2 clash with Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels

INTER 2-2 PARMA (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Gilardino 17', Martins 72', 82', Marchionni 74'

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 7 van der Meyde (5 Emre 79'), 8 Davids (20 Recoba 65'), 10 Adriano, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli, 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic, 32 Vieri (30 Martins 58')
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 3 Burdisso, 13 Zè Maria, 19 Cambiasso
Coach: Mancini

Parma: 17 Frey, 5 Bonera, 10 Morfeo, 11 Gilardino (9 Maccarone 79'), 14 Contini (4 Bovo 59'), 23 Bresciano (8 Budel 13'), 28 P.Cannavaro, 30 Simplicio, 32 Marchionni, 33 Grella, 77 Potenza
Subs not used: 1 Berti, 6 Bolano, 20 Rosina, 26 Ferronetti
Coach: Baldini

Referee: Morganti

Booked: Simplicio 32', Cordoba 36', Morfeo 90'

Attendance: 55,303

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Frey
Cordoba 2 Bonera
Zanetti 4 Morfeo
Van Der Meyde 7 Gilardino
Davids 8 Contini
Adriano 10 Bresciano
Veron 14 Cannavaro
Favalli 16 Simplicio
Materazzi 23 Marchionni
Stankovic 25 Grella
Vieri 32 Potenza


Fontana 12 Berti
Burdisso 3 Bovo
Emre 5 Bolano
Ze Maria 13 Budel
Cambiasso 19 Macarone
Recoba 20 Rosina
Martins 30 Ferronetti