Final score

24 October 2004 20:30

AC Milan
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Pisacreta, Copelli / Fourth official: Morganti
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46' It's 0-0 between AC Milan and Inter after a pulsating first half at the Giuseppe Meazza.
45' Veron plays a beautiful ball to Adriano with the outside of his right foot. The Brazilian takes on Nesta and Cafu then from close range shoots wide of Dida's right-hand post.
45' One minute of added time.
43' Fontana denies the Rossoneri a corner, smothering the ball on the right-wing by-line after Favalli tackles Shevchenko.
43' Fontana saves from Shevchenko at the far post, but Ukraine striker was offside when he raced on to Gattuso's pass forward.
42' Cafu turns Favalli on the right then sends a low, diagonal shot on target. Fontana saves at the near post.
39' Adriano's left-foot shot from 25 yards flashes wide of the far post.
39' In the Nerazzurri penalty box Crespo is elegantly intercepted by Favalli. The Inter defender plays forward but Maldini wins the ball back for the home side.
38' Adriano's pass to Vieri is too long and Dida collects.
37' Inter win a free kick ten yards inside the Milan half. Rino Gattuso heads clear Brujita's cross.
36' Crespo is a shade offside as latches on to Seedorf's defence-splitting pass.
35' Pancaro looks to find Shevchenko with a pass down the left wing, but Cordoba has read the move and sprints to win the ball.
33' Materazzi is fouled by Maldini as both players jump to meet Pirlo's right-wing free kick.
31' Milan win a corner after Pirlo's long-range shot is deflected. Jimmy Fontana punches clear to deny two opponents in the Nerazzurri box.
30' Fontana saves first from Sheva then from Crespo to snuff out a Milan counter attack started by Maldini, who won the ball off Adriano.
28' Inter win a free kick 30 yards out to the left of the AC Milan box after Gattuso brings down Veron from behind.
28' The Argentine takes the free kick himself and curls the ball to the far post, where Dida catches.
26' Pirlo's curled free kick takes a deflection and it's a left-wing corner kick to the home side.
25' Cordoba is booked for bringing down Kaka on the edge of the box to end a 20-yard run by the Brazilian.
24' Pirlo plays into the Nerazzurri box, but Crespo doesn't manage to make contact with the ball and Fontana collects.
23' Pancaro's acrobatic left-wing cross is blocked at close range by Zanetti and Milan win a corner. Seedorf takes, Inter clear.
20' Kaka intercepts in midfield then plays a quick one-two with Shevchenko before racing on goal. The Brazilian send his diagonal shot a yard wide of the right post.
18' Dida outjumps everyone to punch clear Veron's left-wing corner kick.
17' Vieri plays a superb ball to Adriano, who is tackled by Cafu on the left wing and we win a corner.
16' Seedorf's shot is nudged wide by Kaka but the Brazilian is in an offside position.
15' Zanetti throws to Emre, who plays square to Cambiasso. The Argentine plays to Stankovic, who fires over Dida's crossbar.
15' At the other end Fontana pulls off a great save from Crespo, who tries to deviate Cafu's right-wing cross into the net.
14' Pirlo tackles Adriano on the right wing and we win an attacking throw-in.
12' Fontana saves from Crespo at the near post to halt a Rossoneri counter attack.
11' Bobo Vieri chests down Materazzi's long ball forward to beat Nesta then fires wide of the left post.
10' AC Milan counter attack after Veron loses the ball in the Rossoneri half. The move finishes with Sheva's shot going well wide of the left post.
9' Shevchenko intercepts then unleashes a shot from 20 yards. Marco Materazzi blocks.
8' Adriano takes on Pancaro on the right then tries a cross-shot with the outside of his left foot. Dida collects.
6' Zanetti tackles compatriot and former Nerazzurri teammate Crespo then blocks a Seedorf pass.
5' Nerazzurri captain Zanetti cuts out Shevchenko's left-wing cross.
4' Milan keeper Dida comes way off his line to anticipate Vieri to a long ball forward.
3' Vieri shoots straight at Dida after being put through by Emre.
1' Inter kick off tonight's Milan derby.
1' Javier Zanetti blocks Pancaro's shot after the Rossoneri work the ball across the Inter area with Shevchenko and Seedorf.
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49' Full time. AC Milan 0 Inter 0.
47' Massimo Ambrosini is yellow-carded for fouling Cambiasso in a central position 35 yards out.
47' Adriano's free kick is blocked.
46' Free kick to Inter 35 yards out on the left after Gattuso fouls Stankovic.
46' Dejan's cross is headed out of defence by Shevchenko.
45' 4 minutes of added time to play.
44' Kaka receives just outside the Inter penalty area. He turns then fires a right-foot shot wide of the far post.
42' Kaka takes on Veron then Cambiasso bodychecks the Brazilian. Yellow card for El Cuchu.
41' At the far post Ambrosini's header from Cafu's right-wing cross bounces then finishes over the bar.
38' At the other end Adriano fails to make clean contact with the ball and sends a diagonal shot well off target.
38' Milan attack back and Pirlo's cross from the left goes out of play at the far post.
37' Kaka heads over from Paolo Maldini's left-wing cross.
36' Pirlo's curls his free kick into the middle of the Inter box. El Cuchu beats Ambrosini to the ball and heads clear.
35' Fontana catches Shevchenko's header from a left-wing cross.
35' Kaka takes on Materazzi then is obstructed by Favalli, who is promptly booked by Rosetti.
34' It's Oba Martins time. Mancini brings on the Nigerian for Vieri.
33' Vieri's header from Favalli's left-wing cross is off target.
31' Inter bring on van der Meyde for Emre.
30' The Brazilian's left-foot shot goes wide of the right post.
29' Free kick to us in a central position 30 yards out after Ambrosini fouls Emre. This is Adriano territory.
28' Shevchenko heads wide of the right post after outjumping Cordoba to reach Cafu's right-wing cross.
28' Ancelotti brings on Tomasson for Crespo.
27' Stankovic's right-foot volley from 20 yards is wide of the right post.
26' Vieri shoots well wide of the right post.
25' Milan substitution: Seedorf is replaced by Ambrosini.
22' Favalli is brought down by Gattuso on the left wing. Free kick.
22' Veron curls his free kick to the near post. Dida parries then Nesta boots out of play. Corner.
21' In full flight on the left Adriano is barged off the ball by Nesta. For ref Rosetti everything's legal and the Rossoneri come forward.
19' Stankovic controls a cut-back from Adriano, picks his spot then shoots from outside the Milan box. Dida catches.
18' Veron's cross from the left is plucked out of the air by Dida before Adriano can get to it.
14' Fontana comes off his line and smothers the ball to beat Crespo to Kaka's cross. Superb save by the Inter keeper.
13' Cordoba's clearance falls to Pancaro, whose shot from the distance is well wide of the right post.
13' Alessandro Nesta makes a last-gasp tackle on Adriano and concedes a right-wing corner.
11' Emre makes another excellent tackle, this time on Sheva, to stop an AC Milan attack.
11' Rosetti books Materazzi for bringing down Kaka. Free kick to Milan 35 yards out.
10' Seedorf takes on three on the edge of the Nerazzurri box then Emre tackles and sets up a counter attack. Adriano runs for 30 yards before being tackled by Gattuso.
9' Emre goes in high on Pirlo and Milan win a free kick 35 yards out.
8' Favalli is fouled by Gattuso on the left wing. Free kick to us.
8' Milan break and win an attacking throw-in after Materazzi makes a sliding tackle on Kaka.
6' In the Rossoneri half Veron anticipates Pirlo but can't stop the ball going out for a Milan throw-in.
5' Vieri puts Adriano through but Maldini gets back to win the ball.
2' Veron's free kick goes out of play at the far post.
1' The Rossoneri kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Adriano storms past Nesta on the left wing then is brought down by the AC Milan defender. Free kick.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 6.65
4 shots on target 3
12 shots off target 11
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
6 offsides 1
23:06 ball possession 24:32
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Kaladze (AC Milan), Veron (Inter)

Inter top scorers in 2004/05

Inter are one of the five Serie A teams that have scored in all six of the 2004/05 championship matches played so far, and with 14 goals lead the scorers table together with Lecce. Roma, Lecce, AC Milan and Juventus have also scored in each of their first six league matches.

AC Milan: 11 goals in 6 Serie A matches

AC Milan have scored in each of their first six league matches. The Rossoneri have scored three less than Inter (14).

Ref Rosetti & AC Milan matches

AC Milan-Venezia 2-1 (Serie A 1998/99)
AC Milan-Venezia 3-0 (Serie A 1999/00)
AC Milan-Lazio 2-1 (Serie A 1999/00)
Venezia-AC Milan 1-0 (Serie A 1999/00)
AC Milan-Atalanta 3-3 (Serie A 2000/01)
Verona-AC Milan 1-1 (Serie A 2000/01)
AC Milan-Roma 3-2 (Serie A 2000/01)
Napoli-AC Milan 0-0 (Serie A 2000/01)
AC Milan-Brescia 1-1 (Serie A 2000/01)
Lazio-AC Milan 1-1 (Serie A 2002/03)
Inter-AC Milan 0-1 (Serie A 2002/03)
AC Milan-Roma 2-2 (C. Italia 2002/03)
AC Milan-Bologna 2-1 (Serie A 2003/04)
AC Milan-Lecce 3-0 (Serie A 2003/04)
Sampdoria-AC Milan 0-3 (Serie A 2003/04)
AC Milan-Reggina 3-1 (Serie A 2003/04)
AC Milan-Lazio 1-2 (C. Italia 2003/04)
AC Milan-Inter 3-2 (Serie A 2003/04)
AC Milan-Messina 1-2 (Serie A 2004/05)

Rosetti & Inter matches

Inter-Empoli 4-1 (Serie A 1997/98)
Lecce-Inter 1-3 (C. Italia 2000/01)
Inter-Perugia 2-1 (Serie A 2000/01)
Inter-Venezia 2-1 (Serie A 2001/02)
Roma-Inter 0-0 (Serie A 2001/02)
Inter-Chievo 1-2 (Serie A 2001/02)
Inter-Parma 2-0 (Serie A 2001/02)
Inter-Brescia 2-1 (Serie A 2001/02)
Lazio-Inter 3-3 (Serie A 2002/03)
Inter-AC Milan 0-1 (Serie A 2002/03)
AC Milan-Inter 3-2 (Serie A 2003/04)
Roma-Inter 4-1 (Serie A 2003/04)
Lecce-Inter 2-1 (Serie A 2003/04)
Inter-Parma 1-0 (Serie A 2003/04)

Veron set for 200th Italian match

If he plays in the 258th Milan derby, Juan Sebastian Veron will play his 200th Italian match. The Argentine midfielder, who has worn the colours of Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio and Inter, has played 145 matches in the Serie A, 17 in the Coppa Italia, 35 in European cup competitions and 2 in other tournaments. He made his debut in Samdoria's 1-0 Serie A win away to Perugia on 8 September 1996.

Inter consistent away from home

The Nerazzurri have scored at least one goal in each of their last 12 Serie A matches, with a total of 25 goals scored. The last time Inter failed to hit the target on the road was last 10 January when they were held to a scoreless draw at the Tardini by Parma.

Seven different Nerazzurri on target

After six matches of the Serie A season so far, Inter have scored with more players than any other team. In alphabetical order, Adriano, Cambiasso, Martins, Recoba, Stankovic, Veron and Vieri have netted in the league this season.

Inter's second half form decisive

After five Serie A matches, Inter are the team that has improved its results most in the second halves, with 5 points gained (from 1-2 to 2-2 in Verona, from 0-1 to 3-2 in Bergamo and from 0-1 to 2-2 against Parma at the San Siro).

wins(38) draws(28) defeats(33)
MILAN - Sunday evening's 'derby della Madonnina' between AC Milan and Inter finished in a goalless draw. The result sees the Nerazzurri move up to sixth place in the table, eight points behind current leaders Juventus after seven matches and still unbeaten both at home and in Europe.

Christian Vieri was presented with two good chances in the opening period of a pulsating first half. Put through by Emre, the Nerazzurri number thirty-two fired at Dida, then shot wide of the left post after showing superb ball control to bring down Materazzi's long ball forward and turn Nesta. The Rossoneri were at their most dangerous from counter-attacks, and Alberto Fontana pulled off crucial saves to deny Crespo and Shevchenko before the break.

Nerazzurri custodian Fontana was among the protagonists in a less spectacular second half characterised by the high number of fouls. He anticipated Crespo to a Kaka cross, then caught a Shevchenko header to keep AC Milan at bay. Inter's best chances of the second period fell to Stankovic, who narrowly missed the target with two long-range efforts.

Inter are back in Serie A action this Wednesday evening with a match away to Lecce.


AC MILAN:1 Dida, 2 Cafu, 3 Maldini, 7 Shevchenko, 8 Gattuso, 11 Crespo (15 Tomasson 73), 13 Nesta, 20 Seedorf (23 Ambrosini 70), 21 Pirlo, 22 Kakà, 26 Pancaro
Subs not used: 17 Abbiati, 4 Kaladze, 5 Costacurta, 10 Rui Costa, 27 Serginho
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 5 Emre (7 Van der Meyde 76), 10 Adriano, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli, 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic, 32 Vieri (30 Martins 79)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 8 Davids, 9 Cruz, 13 Zè Maria, 26 Pasquale
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Roberto Rosetti

Booked: Cordoba 25, Materazzi 56, Favalli 80, Cambiasso 87, Ambrosini 90+2

starting lineups

Dida 12 Fontana
Cafu 2 Cordoba
Maldini 4 Zanetti
Shevchenko 5 Emre
Gattuso 10 Adriano
Crespo 14 Veron
Nesta 16 Favalli
Seedorf 19 Cambiasso
Pirlo 23 Materazzi
Kakà 25 Stankovic
Pancaro 32 Vieri


Abbiati 1 Toldo
Kaladze 7 Van Der Meyde
Costacurta 8 Davids
Rui Costa 9 Cruz
Tomasson 13 Ze Maria
Ambrosini 26 Pasquale
Serginho 30 Martins