Final score

3 October 2004 20:30

29' (2nd half) De Rossi
12' (2nd half) Totti
9' Montella
9' (2nd half) Recoba
6' (2nd half) Veron
46' Cambiasso
Referee: Paolo Bertini / Linesmen: Mitro, Stagnoli / Fourth official: Rizzoli
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Minute Text commentary
47' Half time. Cambiasso brings the sides level with an equaliser in time added on after Montella's opening goal. Roma 1-1 Inter.
46' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Esteban Cambiasso scores his first goal for Inter, a header past Pelizzoli from Recoba's left-wing cross.
45' Adriano powers past three Roma players and wins a corner.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
44' Inter substitution: Davids replaces a limping Oba Martins, who hasn't recovered from the De Rossi tackle.
44' Pelizzoli palms clear a Nerazzurri right-wing corner. Davids' shot is blocked.
43' Toldo clears after Totti's right-wing free kick takes a deflection.
42' Mancini is brought down by Javier Zanetti as he tries to dribble the Inter captain on the right wing.
39' Inter on the attack. Adriano is intercepted before he can pass wide to Recoba on the left flank.
37' The Nigerian receives medical attention after the crunching De Rossi tackle.
36' Martins shows his incredible pace as he darts past two Roma players on the right. Forced to backtrack, the Nigerian is brought down by De Rossi.
33' Roma come forward. After a central run Mancini plays forward to Cassano instead of passing to Totti in space on the right wing.
32' Inter win a free kick on the left wing. Recoba crosses to the far post, where Burdisso plays back to Veron. The Argentine's shot is blocked.
31' In the Giallorossi box Pelizzoli pounces on the ball after Adriano mis-reads a Veron return pass.
29' Juan Veron's powerful shot from 25 yards is collected by Pelizzoli.
28' Roma win a free kick 25 yards out. Toldo pulls off a great save to deny Totti. Roma corner.
27' Back at the other end it's Recoba again. El Chino dances across the face of the Roma box but can't find the space to get a shot in.
26' Mancini takes the ball to the right-wing by-line then plays back into the area. Ze Maria anticipates Cassano and brings the ball out of defence.
25' Recoba makes a darting run to the edge of the Giallorossi box then fires over.
24' Recoba's left-footed shot from the distance is well off-target.
23' Pelizzoli collects Veron's right-wing cross, with Martins poised to pounce.
20' Dejan Stankovic's long-range shot swerves, forcing Pelizzoli into a difficult save.
18' Totti and Cassano combine on the left wing. The Bari-born forward is brought down by Veron and Bertini awards Roma a free kick.
17' Pelizzoli collects after an attacking Nerazzurri move involving Recoba, Veron and Stankovic.
15' Martins plays square to Adriano, whose left-footed shot takes a deflection. Corner.
14' Recoba takes on two Giallorossi players on the right then crosses to the near post. Martins heads wide.
14' Montella is yellow-carded for a late tackle on Cordoba.
12' From 25 yards Antonio Cassano curls a right-foot shot over the left post.
10' Incredible. Ferrari brings down Martins in the Roma box. It's a clear penalty, but Bertini does nothing.
9' Vincenzo Montella puts Roma in front. Mancini's right-wing cross to Little Aeroplane, who chests down and smashes home at the far post.
8' Montella handles the ball before falling over Cordoba. Free kick to Inter.
7' Burdisso blocks a Cassano effort then brings the ball out of defence. The Argentine sets up Recoba for a run down the left.
4' Javier Zanetti plays to Martins on the left wing. The Nigerian is tackled by Ferrari.
3' Cassano's shot is deflected. Roma win two corners in quick succession.
2' Pelizzoli comes off his line to beat Martins to the ball after a sweeping one-touch attacking move.
1' Welcome to the Olympic Stadium for tonight's big match between Roma and Inter. Paolo Bertini blows his whistle, and the Giallorossi kick off.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Roma 3-3 Inter.
47' Burdisso is presented with a scoring chance inside the Roma box but fails to coordinate.
47' Back at the other end, Mexes' volley at the far post is collected by Toldo.
46' Mexes fouls Adriano on the left flank midway inside the Roma half.
45' 3 minutes of additional time.
44' At the other end Roma win a free kick after Davids fouls Totti. The Giallorossi captain's cross is deflected. Corner.
43' Inter win a free kick on the left wing after J.Zanetti is brought down by Perrotta.
43' The free kick is played short to Veron, who advances to the by-line then crosses. Pelizzoli catches at the near post.
40' Roberto Mancini brings on Cruz for Recoba.
38' Cristiano 'The Hammer' Zanetti comes on for Dejan Stankovic.
38' Totti's free kick takes a deflection and Roma win a corner.
37' Ivan Cordoba fouls Totti ten yards outside the Nerazzurri box. Free kick.
36' Davids storms past an opponent then crosses into the middle, where Adriano is anticipated.
34' Dellas intercepts Stankovic on the right wing to bring a good Nerazzurri passing move to an end.
33' Adriano's powerful shot whizzes just over the Roma bar.
32' Free kick to Inter just outside the Roma box after Mexes shoves Adriano off the ball.
29' 3-3. De Rossi equalises for Roma, stabbing home from close range after Dellas heads Totti's free kick back across the area.
26' Roma substitution: Dacourt replaces Montella.
25' Cambiasso is booked for a foul on Totti.
24' Alvaro Recoba sees his left-footed shot from the edge of the Roma box finish wide of the left post.
23' The Brazilian striker takes on two Roma players then shoots with his right foot. Pelizzoli parries the diagonal shot and we win a corner.
22' Adriano just fails to make aerial contact with Javier Zanetti's left-wing cross to the far post.
21' From 25 yards Totti drills a low shot on target, Toldo makes a good save at the right post.
20' Totti's free kick comes off the wall, Roma win a left-wing corner.
19' The Roma captain receives treatment to a bleeding finger before coming back on to take his free kick.
18' The Giallorossi win a free kick 20 yards out after Davids brings down Totti.
17' Roma bring on Mido for Cassano.
15' Ze Maria's cross-shot from the right is collected by Pelizzoli.
14' Recoba races down the left channel then passes to Stankovic. Mexes tackles the midfielder and brings the ball out of defence.
12' Totti reduces the deficit with a 30-yard free kick which sails into the top left-hand corner. It's the Giallorossi captain's 100th goal in the Serie A.
9' 3-1!!!!! Superb goal by Alvaro Recoba. El Chino receives from Zanetti, takes on Mexes then fires a ferocious shot into the top left-hand corner.
6' Davids wins a corner for Inter, forcing Mexes into a challenge after a Javier Zanetti ball down the left.
6' 2-1!!!!!!! Juan Sebastian Veron's volley from Recoba's corner takes a deflection off Mexes and finishes in the net.
3' At the other end Simone Perrotta's shot takes a deflection and Roma win a corner.
2' Stankovic passes instead of shooting after being put through on goal by Cambiasso.
2' Veron's low shot from the distance is collected by Pelizzoli.
1' Roma make a half-time switch: Dellas replaces Panucci.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA RAGAZZI!
Ze Maria
Average rating 5.87
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
9 corners 6
0 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Del Neri v Mancini

The current Roma and Inter coaches have met in competitive fixtures on 5 previous occasions. Del Neri has the edge with 2 victories to 1.

Del Neri & coaching debuts

Gigi Del Neri faces Roberto Mancini for the third time in four Serie A starts (the former Chievo coach took over at Roma after Week 4). He beat Mancini in Fiorentina 0-2 Chievo in 2001/02 and in Lazio 2-3 in 2002/03.

Inter's second-half form decisive

After four rounds of the 2004/05 Serie A, Inter have come back from behind to earn five points in the second halves of matches - more points than any other club.

Davids, Stankovic & Ze Maria v Roma

Edgar Davids, Dejan Stankovic and Ze Maria have scored more against Roma than any other Italian team. The Dutch midfielder scored in Juventus' matches at home to the Giallorossi in 1997/98 and 1999/00. Stankovic has scored three against Roma, AC Milan, Parma and Panionios, while Ze Maria has netted a hat-trick of goals against Roma and Modena.

Serie A: Inter on target in 11 consecutive away matches

Inter have scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 Serie A away matches (total 22 goals scored). The Nerazzurri's last goal drought on the road was on 10 January 2004 when they lost 1-0 to Parma at the Tardini.

Roma on target at home for 35 consecutive matches

Excluding the Champions League match at home to Dynamo Kiev (the Ukraine side given a 3-0 forfeit win), Roma have scored at least one goal in their last 35 matches at the Olimpico (total 77 goals). The 1-0 loss to Valencia on 18 February 2003 was the last time they failed to score at home.

Totti one away from century of Serie A goals

Giallorossi captain Francesco Totti has scored 99 Serie A goals. His first top-flight strike was a decade ago when Roma were held 1-1 at home to Foggia on 4 September 1994.

wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)
ROME - Roma and Inter played out a spectacular 3-3 draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening. Ninety breathtaking minutes of end-to-end football saw two Argentine midfielders open their scoring accounts for the Nerazzurri.

After a bright start to the match, the Giallorossi took the lead on nine minutes. A.Mancini's right-wing cross fell to Vincenzo Montella, who controlled with his chest then smashed home at the far post.

Roberto Mancini was forced to make a tactical switch just before half time, bringing on Edgar Davids for an injured Obafemi Martins, who failed to reccover from a crunching De Rossi tackle. Inter's equaliser couldn't have come at a better moment, Esteban Cambiasso scoring his first Nerazzurri goal in additional time. Unmarked in the middle of the Roma box, the Argentine midfielder jumped to meet Recoba's pin-point left-wing cross and power a header past Pelizzoli.

A perfect start to the second half saw Veron and Recoba open up a two-goal lead for Inter. On 51 minutes the Argentine's volley from El Chino's corner took a deflection off Mexes, giving Pelizzoli no chance of repositioning. Three minutes after Veron's first goal in black and blue the Uruguayan raced past Mexes before sending a powerful left-footed shot into the top left-hand corner.

Roma reduced the deficit soon after when Totti made it a century of Serie A goals with a majestic 30-yard free kick, then Daniele De Rossi equalised with fifteen minutes left to play, stabbing home from close range after Dellas headed Totti's free kick back across the area.

Inter went close to a winner in a frenetic finale. Adriano sent a blistering long-range free kick just over the Roma crossbar, then in time added on Burdisso received inside the Giallorossi box from Cristiano Zanetti, but couldn't get a shot in.

ROMA 3-3 INTER (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Montella 9, Cambiasso 45+1, Veron 51, Recoba 54, Totti 57, De Rossi 74

ROMA: 22 Pelizzoli, 2 Panucci (31 Dellas 46), 4 De Rossi, 5 Mexes, 8 Ferrari, 9 Montella (15 Dacourt 71), 10 Totti, 18 Cassano (99 Mido 62), 20 Perrotta, 25 Cufrè, 30 A.Mancini
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 7 Sartor, 11 Corvia, 23 Aquilani
Coach: Luigi Del Neri

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 3 Burdisso, 4 J.Zanetti, 10 Adriano, 13 Zè Maria, 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Recoba (9 Cruz 85), 25 Stankovic (6 C.Zanetti 82), 30 Martins (8 Davids 44')
Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 7 Van der Meyde, 23 Materazzi, 26 Pasquale
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Bertini

starting lineups

Pelizzoli 1 Toldo
Panucci 2 Cordoba
Ferrari 3 Burdisso
Mexes 4 Zanetti
Cufrè 10 Adriano
Mancini 13 Ze Maria
Perrotta 14 Veron
De Rossi 19 Cambiasso
Totti 20 Recoba
Montella 25 Stankovic
Cassano 30 Martins


Curci 12 Fontana
Sartor 6 Zanetti
Corvia 7 Van Der Meyde
Dacourt 8 Davids
Aquilani 9 Cruz
Dellas 23 Materazzi
Mido 26 Pasquale