Final score

27 October 2004 20:30

4' (2nd half) Bojinov
36' Bojinov
33' Martins
4' Adriano
referee Pasquale Rodomonti / linesmen Consolo, Biasutto / 4th man Carlucci
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Minutes Text commentary
45' Half time. Inter lead Lecce by two goals to one.
44' Casetti turns Pasquale on the left edge of the Inter box then shoots. Fontana makes a good save.
43' Lecce come forward. From the left Pinardi crosses. Dalla Bona's shot from the edge of the Inter box is cleared by Cordoba.
39' Bojinov's acrobatic first-time shot from a right-wing cross is wide of the right post.
37' The Giallorossi push for an equaliser. From close range Bjelanovic heads a left-wing cross straight at Fontana.
36' Bojinov pulls one back for Lecce with a stunning strike from 20 yards which screams into the top left-hand corner, giving Fontana no chance. 2-1.
33' GOOOOAAALLL!!! Cambiasso intercepts in midfield then plays to Martins. After a one-two the Nigerian places past Sicignano from ten yards out.
31' After a period of Lecce pressure the Nerazzurri come forward. Veron and Stankovic combine and the Argentine's shot from 25 yards is deflected out for a left-wing corner.
29' Lecce win a free kick 30 yards outside the Inter box. Giallorossi captain Ledesma sends his shot over the bar.
27' Lecce break down the right. After a blistering run Bojinov plays into the Nerazzurri box, but the pass is too long for Pinardi and Fontana collects.
26' Inter win a free kick ten yards inside the Lecce half after Adriano is pulled off the ball by Dalla Bona.
23' Fontana keeps the Nerazzurri in front once again, this time with a close-range save from Bojinov, who tries to connect with Bjelanovic's right-wing cross.
20' Yet another save from Jimmy Fontana, who blocks Bjelanovic's cross-shot. But the flag goes up for offside.
19' Nerazzurri keeper Fontana saves from Pinardi, who shoots from the distance.
17' Adriano's powerful shot from 25 yards is saved by Siciginano. Martins pounces on the loose ball but can't find the space to shoot and wins a corner.
16' Fontana parries a ferocious long-range shot from Bojinov.
16' Stovini is yellow-carded for a foul on Inter captain Javier Zanetti.
15' Inter counter attack after Fontana saves from Stovini. Martins' diagonal shot is well-saved by Sicignano.
14' Cassetti intercepts then runs down the right and is brought down by Martins. Free kick to the right of the Inter box.
12' With the outside of his right foot Bjelanovic tries to lift the ball over Fontana but the Inter keeper is well-positioned and saves.
9' In the Inter penalty box Cordoba smashes clear to neutralise a Lecce attack.
8' Lecce clear from the corner and the ball falls to Cambiasso, whose follow-up shot is high over the bar.
7' Oooohhhh. Adriano beats the offside trap to latch on to a Martins through ball then has his shot from the edge of the box saved by Sicignano. Corner.
4' GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Cambiasso crosses from the left, then at the near post Martins plays into the six-yard box and Adriano heads home his 13th goal of the season from 2 yards out.
3' Inter on the attack. Veron plays to Adriano, who plays a defence-splitting ball to Stankovic on the right. The Serb's pass is blocked, then van der Meyde's follow-up shot is blocked.
2' Abruzzese fires wide from 25 yards after a Lecce right-wing cross is cleared by the Nerazzurri defence.
1' Welcome to the Via del Mare Stadium for tonight's Serie A Week 8 match between Lecce and Inter. Playing in their traditional black and blue shirts, the Nerazzurri kick off.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Lecce hold Inter to a 2-2 draw.
45' Giorgos is brought down by Ledesma on the edge of the Lecce box but no free kick is given.
45' 4 minutes of added time.
43' Mancini makes a double substitution: Cruz and Karagounis replace Martins and Veron.
39' Another yellow card. Giacomazzi is cautioned for a bad tackle on Davids.
39' And yet another yellow card as Davids is booked for protesting.
38' Silvresti is booked for a foul on Adriano.
37' Eremenko's shot from 25 yards flashes wide of Fontana's left-hand post.
36' Davids plays crossfield to Cambiasso. The Argentine plays forward to Stankovic, who turns then fires wide of the right post.
36' Diamoutene anticipates Adriano to Martins' headed pass.
34' Zdenek Zeman brings on Eremenko for Dalla Bona.
33' Adriano's cross is deflected out for a corner.
30' Veron serves Javier Zanetti on the right. The Inter captain takes on an opponent then sees his cross-shot deflected wide of the far post.
28' Lecce replace Abruzzese with Silvestri.
27' Incredible miss by Adriano. Unmarked inside the Lecce box and with just Sicignano to beat, the Brazilian fires high over the bar.
24' Lecce bring on Babù for Pinardi.
22' Adriano is flagged offside as he races on to Veron's forward pass but the Brazilian was onside when he began his run.
21' Inter on the attack. On the right wing Adriano takes on an opponents then passes to Martins. The Nigerian plays square to Davids, who is anticipated.
19' Free kick to us 40 yards out on the left after Davids is fouled. Veron's curled effort finishes on top of the net at the far post.
16' Lecce win a left-wing corner. Adriano is fouled as he brings the ball out of the box following a goalmouth scramble.
14' From 30 yards Stankovic blasts over the bar.
13' Davids replaces compatriot van der Meyde.
12' Edgar Davids is set to come on.
10' Cassetti sends a dangerous right-wing cross into the six-yard box. Materazzi anticipates Bojinov and concedes a corner.
6' Inter are under pressure as Lecce look for a third. Bojinov shoots wide of the right post from 25 yards.
4' The corner is cleared as far as Cambiasso (who is having a superb match tonight) who fires wide from the distance.
4' Lecce come forward and equalise through Bojinov. The Bulgarian sends an angled shot past Fontana after good work by Cassetti on the right wing.
3' Oooooohhhh. Sicignano pulls off a great save from Martins, who shoots after beating the offside trap to Veron's long ball forward. Corner.
1' Lecce get the second half going.
Van Der Meyde
Average rating 5.64
11 shots on target 7
7 shots off target 9
15 fouls committed 12
2 corners 7
2 offsides 3
21:50 ball possession 29:36
Zeman v Mancini

The two coaches have never faced each other in a competitive match.

Lecce v Inter: past results

1976/77 C. Italia Lecce-Inter 1-1 0- 0
1985/86 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-1 0- 3
1988/89 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-3 0- 2
1989/90 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-0 1- 2
1990/91 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-2 0- 5
1993/94 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-3 1- 4
1997/98 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-5 0- 5
1999/00 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-0 0- 6
2000/01 C. Italia Lecce-Inter 1-3 1- 1
2000/01 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-2 1- 0
2001/02 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-2 0- 2
2003/04 Serie A Lecce-Inter 2-1 1-3

Inter with ref Rodomonti

At the Via del Mare Stadium referee Pasquale Rodomonti (Rome) takes charge of a Nerazzurri match for the 30th time (18 Inter wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats from the other 29 matches). Rodomonti last refereed Inter in last season's 2-0 victory away to Reggina.

Mancini v Lecce

Current Inter boss Roberto Mancini has won 3 and lost 1 of his 4 matches against the Apulians.

In detail:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Lecce 2-0 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Lecce ---- 1-4
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Lecce 4-1 1-0

Recoba, Cordoba, Cruz and goals against Lecce

Three Inter players have scored more against Lecce than any other team in Italy. Of his 73 goals, Alvaro Recoba has scored 6 against the Giallorossi from Apulia. Cordoba has scored 2 out of his 5 goals against Lecce, while Cruz, who has scored 42 goals in Italy, has put 4 past both Lecce and Parma.

Adriano well in sight of record

With 12 goals in the 2004/05 season so far (an average of one per game), Adriano is well on course to surpassing his record of strikes in one season. The Emperor scored 21 goals in matches for Parma and Inter last season (17 in the Serie A, 1 in Europe and 3 in the Coppa Italia).

Seven different Nerazzurri on target

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

Inter's second-half form

After seven Serie A matches, Inter, Juventus and Lecce are the three teams that have improved their results most in the second halves. Inter have gained 5 points in the second periods of matches (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(9) draws(3) defeats(3)
LECCE - Inter squandered a two-goal lead at the Via del Mare to register their sixth draw in eight Serie A matches, despite enjoying the run of play in Wednesday's 2-2 stalemate with Lecce.

Esteban Cambiasso had a hand in both of the Nerazzurri's first-half goals, playing short to Martins to cross for Adriano's headed goal in the fourth minute (the Brazilian's thirteenth of the season), then intercepting in midfield and exchanging passes with Obafemi Martins before unselfishly setting up the Nigerian to shoot past Sicignano.

Valeri Bojinov reduced the deficit before half-time, then brought the sides level four minutes after the restart. The young Bulgarian forward beat Fontana with a stunning long-range strike - his sixth goal of the season, then made it seven with an angled shot past Fontana after good work by Cassetti on the right wing.

Adriano wasted a golden chance to put Inter back in front on 72 minutes, blasting over the bar with just Sicignano to beat.

LECCE 2-2 INTER (HT:1-2)

Scorers: Adriano 4, Martins 33, Bojinov 36, 49

LECCE: 1 Sicignano, 2 Diamoutene, 8 Dalla Bona (7 Eremenko 79), 10 Bojinov, 18 Giacomazzi, 21 Stovini, 24 Ledesma, 28 Bjelanovic, 31 Pinardi (13 Babù 69), 77 Cassetti, 81 Abruzzese (19 Silvestri 73)
Subs not used: 27 Anania, 9 Vucinic, 23 Marianini, 26 Paci
Coach: Zeman

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 7 Van der Meyde (8 Davids 58), 10 Adriano, 14 Veron (21 Karagounis 88), 19 Cambiasso, 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic, 26 Pasquale, 30 Martins (9 Cruz 88)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 5 Emre, 13 Zè Maria, 16 Favalli
Coach: Mancini

Referee: Rodomonti

Booked: Stovini 16, Silvestri 83, Giacomazzi 84, Davids 84

starting lineups

Sicignano 12 Fontana
Diamoutene 2 Cordoba
Dalla Bona 4 Zanetti
Bojinov 7 Van Der Meyde
Giacomazzi 10 Adriano
Stovini 14 Veron
Ledesma 19 Cambiasso
Bjelanovic 23 Materazzi
Pinardi 25 Stankovic
Cassetti 26 Pasquale
Abruzzese 30 Martins


Anania 1 Toldo
Eremenko 5 Emre
Vucinic 8 Davids
Babù 9 Cruz
Silvestri 13 Ze Maria
Marianini 16 Favalli
Paci 21 Karagounis