Final score

30 October 2004 20:30

1' (2nd half) Adriano
39' (2nd half) Talamonti
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni / Linesmen: Calcagno, Maggiani / Fourth official: Cassara'
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46' It's goalless after the first half at the San Siro.
45' Sereni comes off his line to beat Adriano to Emre's long ball forward.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
44' Adriano receives a short pass from Emre then from 30 yards sends his left-footed shot well wide.
43' From 20 yards Edgar Davids shoots well wide when perhaps he should have left the ball for Veron.
41' Lazio counter-attack with Pandev, who storms down the middle, turns Mihajlovic and Cordoba then plays square to Filippini, who fires wide.
40' Inter work a move on the left channel. Manfredini intercepts Zanetti's pass for Adriano.
39' Veron looks for Adriano with a sublime piece of skill on the edge of the Lazio box. Oddo anticipates the Brazilian.
37' Manfredini's free kick takes a deflection off Emre and Fontana does well to make a diving save at the near post.
36' Rocchi and Manfredini combine well on the right wing. The latter is brought down five yards outside the Nerazzurri box and Lazio win a free kick.
35' Inter move forward. Adriano finds Emre with a pass to the far post. The Turk's ball back in is blocked and we win a corner.
32' Lazio win a free kick in their own half. Couto looks for Manfredini but his 60-metre pass to the right wing is too long.
32' Dabo is cautioned for a foul on Emre.
28' Goran Pandev is way offside as he races on to Rocchi's through ball.
28' Back in the Lazio half and Veron rifles a 30-yard shot wide of the left post.
27' Adriano's through ball for Davids is a touch too long and Talamonti cleans up.
26' Lazio defend well to neutralise two Nerazzurri attacks involving Cruz and Emre.
25' Giuseppe Favallli is replaced by Javier Zanetti.
24' Turk midfielder Emre heads high over the bar from ten yards after Mihajlovic's corner is half-cleared.
22' Adriano's cross from the left is blocked at close range and it's a Nerazzurri corner.
22' Emre's corner is cleared as far as Veron, whose volleys is deflected wide for another Inter corner.
20' Dabo receives a cut-back from Pandev then fires well wide from 30 yards.
18' Pandev picks out Rocchi in space on the left side of the Inter box. The Lazio forward crosses into the middle, Ivan Cordoba blasts clear.
17' Massimo Oddo intercepts Davids on the right wing, but Favalli wins the ball back and the Nerazzurri break.
15' Biancocelesti defender Talamonti makes another timely intervention. He cuts out Adriano's forward pass for Cruz to deny the Argentine a clear route through on goal.
15' At the other end Lazio win a corner. Oddo crosses, Cordoba heads clear.
14' Inter continue to attack in the early stages. Ze Maria's cross into the Lazio box is headed clear by Talamonti.
12' In space on the right wing, Adriano plays an inch-perfect ball to strike partner Julio Cruz. The Argentine's shot from a tight angle is saved.
10' Inter close to an opener. Ze Maria's cross to the near post is saved off the line by Sereni. The ball is cleared as far as Davids, whose shot from outside the box is blocked.
9' Talamonti fouls Cruz on the left-wing by-line and we win a free kick.
8' Inter counter down the right. It's a devastating move involving Veron, Adriano and Ze Maria, but the latter's diagonal shot is easily saved by Sereni.
7' Applause for Cambiasso, who breaks up a Biancocelesti attack and brings the ball out of defence.
5' Mihajlovic's free kick comes off the Lazio wall. The ball falls to Ze Maria, who floats a cross out of play at the far post.
4' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out. Adriano is fouled by Talamonti as he meets Veron's pass.
2' Oddo is flagged offside as he races on to Manfredini's ball down the right wing.
1' Welcome to the San Siro for tonight's Serie A Week 9 match between Inter and Lazio. The Nerazzurri kick off.
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49' Back at the other end Recoba's close-range shot is blocked by Oddo, but amazingly no corner is given.
49' The Uruguayan is booked for protesting.
49' Full time. Lazio hold Inter to a 1-1 draw.
48' Stankovic has a shot blocked at close range.
48' Lazio break and Rocchi shoots from 25 yards. Mihajlovic blocks.
47' Adriano combines with Stankovic on the left wing then sends his cross out of play.
46' Seric is booked for a foul on Ze Maria.
45' From 20 yards out Javier Zanetti sends a grasscutter on target at the near post. Sereni saves.
45' Manfredini is booked for a foul on Davids. Free kick to us 40 yards out.
45' 4 minutes of added time.
44' Lazio counter attack and Mihajlovic is twice called into action to keep his former teammates at bay.
43' Trefoloni is surrounded by black and blue shirts after Seric climbs on Adriano in a aerial duel. The referee gives no free kick.
40' Ze Maria is fouled on the right edge of the Lazio box. Recoba's superb shot comes off the crossbar at the near post. Mihajlovic's follow-up shot brings an excellent save out of Sereni.
39' Lazio win a free kick 40 yards out on the right channel. Couto crosses to the far post and Talamonti heads past Fontana. 1-1.
34' The Turk, who looks to have suffered an injury to the back of his head, is replaced by Stankovic.
34' At the same time Lazio replace with Lopez with Delgado.
33' Emre requires medical attention after a clash with Rocchi.
32' With the outside of his right foot, Javier Zanetti plays a superb ball to Veron on the right. Juan Sebastian crosses, Couto heads clear.
32' The Nerazzurri win a right-wing corner. El Chino plays the ball to the far post, where Cambiasso heads off target.
27' Recoba lobs Sereni and the ball hits the crossbar. But El Chino is flagged offside, though he was level with the Lazio defenders when he started his run to meet Ze Maria's pass.
26' Adriano makes a storming run down the right after latching on to Emre's crossfield ball. He takes on one then tries a shot from the by-line but the ball has already gone out of play.
23' Inter win a left-wing corner after Oddo tackles The Emperor. Mihajlovic crosses to the far post, Adriano outjumps the Biancocelesti defence and heads down. The ball bounces once then goes out of play.
22' Lopez is booked for a foul from behind on Emre.
20' Inter replace Julio Cruz with Alvaro Recoba.
19' The Meazza roars as Edgar Davids shows his skills on the left edge of the Lazio box to fool to opposing defenders.
19' Lazio bring on De Sousa for Pandev.
17' Good goalkeeping by Sereni, who beats Adriano to Ze Maria's excellent right-wing cross.
16' Mihajlovic finds Adriano with a wonderful pass down the left. The Nerazzurri number ten crosses for Cruz, but Sereni gets there first.
15' Adriano plays a one-two with Zanetti on the left flank and it takes two Lazio defenders to stop the Brazilian from shooting.
13' Mihajlovic looks for Cruz with a ball over the Lazio wall to the right side of the box but the Argentine mis-reads the move.
13' Lazio replace Filippini with Seric.
12' Dabo brings down Adriano in a central position ten yards outside the Lazio box.
10' Juan Veron is booked for a foul from behind on Filippini.
9' Oddo blocks Cruz' shot from Adriano's dangerous pass into the box and it's another Inter corner.
8' Mihajlovic's right-wing corner is cleared as far as Davids, who from a position inside the Lazio box passes short to Emre. The Turk's shot is blocked.
6' Lazio move forward. Manfredini turns Zanetti just outside the Nerazzurri penalty box then shoots at the near post. Fontana saves.
5' Veron's effort goes through the wall and into the arms of Matteo Sereni.
4' The Nerazzurri remain in attack and win another free kick after Emre is fouled.
3' Veron curls his free kick at the near post. Sereni gets down and saves. Corner.
3' The corner is half-cleared and Sereni pulls off a fine save from Emre's follow-up shot. What a start to the second half!
2' Adriano again. This time Sereni comes off his line to anticipate the Brazilian. Seconds later Adri is tripped by Manfredini and we win a free kick on the left side of the Lazio box.
2' Adriano is booked for taking his shirt off during his goal celebrations.
1' Lazio kick off the second half.
1' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Adriano races on to a long ball forward, picks his spot then fires past Sereni from eight yards.
Ze Maria
Average rating 5.76
10 shots on target 3
5 shots off target 3
11 fouls committed 13
10 corners 2
2 offsides 4
32:18 ball possession 20:57
Caso v Inter

Lazio coach Domenico Caso faces Inter (one of his former clubs as a player) for the third time, and is still looking for his first victory over the Nerazzurri.

In detail:

1997/98 C. Italia Foggia-Inter 0-1 2-3

Mancini v Lazio

Mancini faces Lazio as a coach for the third time (he coached the Biancocelesti from 2002/03 to 2003/04). When in charge of Fiorentina he lost both matches against Lazio 3-0.

In detail:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Lazio ---- 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Lazio ---- 0-3

Mancini v Caso

The current Inter and Lazio coaches meet in a competitive fixture for the first time.

No Inter penalty, for or against, in 2004/05

Inter are the only side playing the 2004/05 Serie A championship that still haven't had a penalty given either in their favour or against them. The Nerazzurri's last championship spot kick was on 2 May when Adriano scored against Lecce, while the last penalty given against Inter was on 7 March when Totti converted for Roma.

Vieri in-form against Sereni

According to the statistics, Christian Vieri stands a good chance of scoring against Sereni, who will almost certainly defend the Lazio goal at the San Siro. The Inter striker has put 8 goals past Sereni and Mazzantini, who are in second place behind Antonioli (10 goals), the keeper most beaten by Vieri.

Emre up against favourite target

Turkey midfielder Emre Belozoglu has scored 2 of his 4 Italian goals against Lazio. Both came in the match away to the Biancocelesti in the 2002/03 championship.

Nerazzurri unbeaten in 15 matches

Inter haven't lost a competitive match since last 2 May when they were defeated 2-1 by Lecce at the Via del Mare Stadium. Since then, the Nerazzurri have played 15 Serie A and Champions League matches (including qualifiers), winning 8 and drawing 7.

Lazio prolific in last phase of first halves

Lazio have scored 55% of their goals in the 2004/05 Serie A championship in the final fifteen-minute periods of first halves, with five out of their 9 goals scored from the 31st to 45th minutes of play, added time included.

wins(45) draws(25) defeats(10)
MILAN - Inter dominated Saturday evening's Serie A Week 9 clash with Lazio at the San Siro but have to settle for a point after the Biancocelesti snatched a late equaliser.

Julio Cruz and Ze Maria had diagonal shots saved by Sereni in the opening forty-five, while Lazio were at their most dangerous from counter attacks and their best chance fell to Filippini, who fired wide from an inviting position after a darting run by Pandev.

Adriano broke the deadlock in the first minute of the second period with his seventh goal in the Serie A this season. The Brazilian collected a long ball forward from Mihajlovic, raced on goal then sent a left-footed thunderbolt in at the near post.

Against the run of play Lazio drew level with six minutes remaining. From forty yards out on the right wing Fernando Couto sent his free kick over to the far post where Talamonti outjumped Mihajlovic and headed past Fontana.

Second-half sub Alvaro Recoba could have won the match for Inter a minute after Lazio's equaliser but his free kick from the right side of the Biancocelesti box came back off the crossbar. Mihajlovic's follow-up shot was well-saved by Sereni.

Inter take on Valencia at the Meazza this coming Tuesday evening in Matchday 4 of the Uefa Champions League.

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

Scorers: Adriano 46, Talamonti 84

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 5 Emre (25 Stankovic 79), 8 Davids, 9 Cruz (20 Recoba 65), 10 Adriano, 11 Mihajlovic, 13 Zè Maria, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli (4 J.Zanetti 25), 19 Cambiasso
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 6 C.Zanetti, 23 Materazzi, 30 Martins
Coach: Roberto Mancini

LAZIO: 33 Sereni, 3 Talamonti, 4 Lopez (41 Delgado 79), 6 Dabo, 7 A. Filippini (25 Seric 58), 16 Giannichedda, 17 Manfredini, 18 Rocchi, 19 Pandev (44 De Sousa 64), 22 Oddo, 24 Couto
Subs not used: 12 Casazza,26 E.Gonzalez, 30 Mea, 43 Sannibale
Coach: Domenico Caso

Referee: Matteo Trefoloni

Booked: Adriano 47, Veron 55, Lopez 67, Manfredini 90, Seric 90+1, Recoba 90+4

starting lineups

Fontana 12 Sereni
Cordoba 2 Talamonti
Emre 5 Lopez
Davids 8 Dabo
Cruz 9 A. Filippini
Adriano 10 Giannichedda
Mihajlovic 11 Manfredini
Ze Maria 13 Rocchi
Veron 14 Pandev
Favalli 16 Oddo
Cambiasso 19 Couto


Toldo 1 Casazza
Zanetti 6 Seric
Zanetti 4 E. Gonzalez
Recoba 20 Mea
Materazzi 23 Delgado
Stankovic 25 Sannibale
Martins 30 De Sousa