Final score

7 November 2004 15:00

26' Dainelli
35' (2nd half) Adriano
Referee: Massimo De Santis / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Babini / Fourth official: Pieri
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46' Materazzi's back blocks Maresca's shot as Fiorentina finish the half in attack. it's 1-0 to the hosts after the first half.
45' 1 minute of added time.
44' De Santis shows a yellow card to C.Zanetti for protesting about a free kick awarded for a foul on Obodo.
42' Inter come storming forward after Materazzi tackles Miccoli in our half. Van der Meyde fouls Dainelli as he jumps to reach Adriano's cross.
41' Andy van der Meyde takes on three opponents on the left then appears to be brought down by Viali just outside the penalty box.
40' Adriano's high, near-range header from Recoba's long free kick is caught by Lupatelli.
39' Adriano is fouled by Ariatti on the right. Free kick ten yards inside the Viola half.
36' Fiorentina survive a scare as Lupatelli fumbles van der Meyde's right-wing cross played into the box. Maresca boots to safety.
34' Chiellini fails to connect with Miccoli's right-wing free kick and the ball is collected by Stankovic on the opposite flank.
33' Materazzi is booked for bringing down Ariatti on the right edge of the Nerazzurri box.
32' In the Viola box Adriano squeezes between two Fiorentina players but is beaten to a long ball forward by Lupatelli.
30' Adriano is obstructed by Danielli on the right. Free kick to Inter.
30' The Nerazzurri work the ball to the edge of the Viola box and Cambiasso sees his volley blocked at close range.
26' But there's nothing Francesco can do about Fiorentina's opening goal. Dainelli powers home a header from Miccoli's left-wing corner.
25' Viola on the attack. Ariatti turns Ze Maria on the left wing then sends a diagonal shot to the near post. Toldo makes another save.
23' Javier Zanetti tackles Jorgensen in the Inter box to deny the Dane a close-range shot from Miccoli's cut-back.
21' El Chino curls his free kick on target, Lupatelli parries. But the hosts are given a free kick for an Adriano push on Dainelli.
20' Daniele Delli Carri is cautioned for a foul on Recoba. Free kick to Inter 35 yards out.
19' Fiorentina look for Chiellini with a long ball to the left wing. But Ze Maria has read the move and heads back to Toldo.
19' Francesco Toldo makes another incredible save, denying Miccoli from close range.
17' Cambiasso brings down Jorgensen on the right wing. Fiorentina take it quickly and El Cuchu wins the ball back for Inter.
16' Obodo fouls Stankovic and it's yet another Inter free kick, this time in our half.
14' Nerazzurri captain Javier Zanetti bursts down the left wing, taking on two opponents. He is brought down by a third and it's an Inter free kick 35 yards out.
14' Lupatelli punches clear Recoba's free kick.
13' Recoba plays his free kick into the box and Lupatelli makes an easy save.
12' We win a free kick ten metres inside the Viola half after Adriano is fouled by Obodo.
10' Stankovic requires medical attention after taking a knock to his lower back during a clash with Ariatti.
8' Inter attack down the right. Ze Maria crosses into the middle, where Viali anticpates Adriano and heads clear.
6' Superb save by Francesco Toldo! The Inter number one parries Jorgensen's close-range shot after Miccoli beats Ze Maria to a ball into the box.
4' The Viola mount an attack on the left flank. The ball is played to Maresca, whose forward pass is intercepted by Cambiasso and the Nerazzurri move out of defence.
3' There's a terrific atmosphere here in Florence as Inter retain possession of the ball in the opening minutes.
2' Recoba's cross goes out of play at the far post.
1' Welcome to the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence for this afternoon's Serie A Week 10 clash between Fiorentina and Inter. Playing in their white away strip, the Nerazzurri kick off.
1' Fiorentina captain Ariatti obstructs van der Meyde on the left wing and we win a free kick.
Minute Text commentary
48' It's pinball in the Nerazzurri box as Ariatti's shot comes off Cordoba and Ze Maria.
48' Full time. Inter snatch a point thanks to Adriano's 8th goal in the league this season.
47' Toldo saves Nakata's deflected shot.
46' Obodo plays wide to Ujfalusi, who shoots from the right. Materazzi blocks and Fiorentina win a corner.
45' Emre brings down Ujfalusi on the right and is promptly booked by De Santis.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Ariatti shoots from 20 yards, Toldo catches.
40' Cambiasso is booked for protesting.
40' Stankovic is booked for protesting then seconds later De Santis produces a red card and the Nerazzurri are down to ten men.
40' Piangerelli is also booked.
39' Fiorentina bring on Piangerelli for Maresca.
38' Incredible! Adriano's effort is parried by Lupatelli at the left post, then the Fiorentina keeper blocks Martins' follow-up shot.
38' Cruz comes on for C.Zanetti.
37' Maresca fouls Cambiasso 40 yards out. Free kick to Inter.
35' Ooohhhh. Emre plays a short ball back to Cambiasso, whose shot from the distance is well-saved by Lupatelli. Corner.
35' GOOOAAAAALLL!!!!! Adriano scores his 16th goal in 16 competitive matches, heading home Cristiano Zanetti's headed assist from Ze Maria's corner.
32' A good chance for Fiorentina. Substitute Fantini beats the offside trap then from a tight angle shoots at the near post. Toldo collects.
32' At the other end Ze Maria's shot swerves and goes over the bar.
29' Stankovic makes a run down the right then crosses, Viali heads out of defence.
27' Adriano's cross from the left is wayward and goes out of play at the far post.
27' Sergio Buso brings on Fantini for Miccoli.
25' Dainelli anticipates Adriano to Cristiano Zanetti's pass and Fiorentina comes forward. The move ends with Miccoli's ferocious diagonal shot coming off Toldo's left-hand post.
21' Miccoli's left-wing free kick is blocked by the two-man Nerazzurri wall.
20' Fabrizio Miccoli takes on Ze Maria on the left, creating the space to fire inches wide of the near post.
20' Inter bring on Emre for Recoba.
20' Fiorentina replace Jorgensen with Ujfalusi.
18' Superb save by Lupatelli, who somehow manages to push Cristiano Zanetti's shot over the bar.
16' But Fiorentina mount an attack and Jorgensen blasts his effort wide after receiving an Obodo cut-back.
15' From the right wing Recoba plays square to Adriano, who is immediately surrounded by four Viola players.
15' Lupatelli saves Stankovic's shot from 20 yards. Inter win a corner. Recoba takes, Odobo clears. It's all Inter at the moment.
14' Martins combines with Cambiasso then shoots from just inside the box. The Nigerian's effort is deflected and we win a right-wing corner kick.
12' We win a free kick 30 yards out. Recoba's ball into the box is headed clear by Obodo.
11' The Viola break and from just inside the Nerazzurri box Chiellini fires well wide of the left post.
10' On the edge of the Fiorentina box Cambiasso plays through to Martins, who is beaten to the ball by Delle Carri. The Nigerian fouls the defender in an attempt to win the ball back.
9' Another good chance for Inter. Martins races on to Adriano's headed pass, takes the ball past Lupatelli then sees his angled shot blocked by Viali.
8' Back at the other end Stankovic crosses from the left and Adriano heads over.
7' Fiorentina attack back. Nakata's pass into the Nerazzurri box for Miccoli is intercepted.
6' Obafemi Martins replaces Andy van der Meyde.
5' Inter remain in attack and Adriano's shot takes a deflection. With Lupatelli beaten, Chiellini saves off the line.
4' Cambiasso plays a long ball to Adriano on the left. Delli Carri intercepts.
4' Adriano's left-wing cross is blocked by Dainelli and we win an attacking throw-in.
2' Delli Carri gives away a left-wing corner. Van der Meyde takes, Stankovic does a Zola and his back-heel is just wide of the near post.
1' Fiorentina kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!!!
Van Der Meyde
Ze Maria
Average rating 5.74
7 shots on target 8
3 shots off target 5
14 fouls committed 25
4 corners 8
3 offsides 0
27:53 ball possession 33:22

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Inter goals




Mancini v Inter

Nerazzurri coach Roberto Mancini faces Fiorentina (the team he led from March 2001 to January 2002) for the first time.

Buso v Inter, Buso v Mancini

Fiorentina coach Sergio Buso faces Mancini and Inter for the first time.

Disciplinary situation

Suspended: -
Cautioned: Ariatti
Former players: -
Suspended: Veron
Cautioned: -
Former players: Adriano (15 appearances, 6 goals in competitive matches from January to June 2002); Coach Mancini (11 victories, 9 draws and 21 defeats in 41 competitive fixtures from March 2001 to January 2002); Toldo (335 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches from 1993/94 to 2000/01); C.Zanetti (5 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches from 1993/94 to 1995/96)

Inter unbeaten in 17 competitive matches

The Nerazzurri haven't lost a competitive fixture since last 2 May when they were beaten 2-1 by Lecce at the Via del Mare Stadium. Since then, Inter have played 17 matches in the Serie A and Champions League, winning 8 and drawing 9.

No penalty for or against Inter since May

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.

No goal conceded at Franchi for 206'

Fiorentina haven't let in a goal at home in the Serie A for 206 minutes, since Sacchetti's long-range strike in the 64th minute of Fiorentina 0-2 Sampdoria. The Viola have kept a clean sheet for the remaining 26 minutes of that match plus the entire matches at home to Siena and Lecce.

Miccoli prolific in November

Fabrizio Miccoli has scored 11 of his 72 Italian league goals in the month of November (3 in Serie A, 1 in Serie B, 7 in Serie C1).

Buso unbeaten in November

With two wins in a row behind him, Sergio Buso's lucky month begins. The current Fiorentina coach has never lost in November, with 2 wins and 6 draws from 8 matches and a points per match average of 1.5.

wins(21) draws(35) defeats(29)
FLORENCE - The Nerazzurri came back from behind to hold Fiorentina to a 1-1 draw in Sunday afternoon's Serie A TIM Week 10 clash at the Artemio Franchi.

Francesco Toldo, back between the posts after a month's absence, kept his former team at bay with three exceptional saves in the opening period. But there was little he could do to prevent Dainelli from powering home a header from Fabrizio Miccoli's cross on 26 minutes.

Viola keeper Lupatelli denied Stankovic, Cristiano Zanetti and Martins with a series of fine saves in the second half, then Inter's deserved equaliser came ten minutes from full time when Adriano scored his sixteenth goal in as many competitive matches, heading home Cristiano Zanetti's headed assist from Ze Maria's corner.

The Nerazzurri are back in domestic league action this Wednesday evening with a match against Bologna at the San Siro.


Scorers: Dainelli 26, Adriano 80

FIORENTINA: 22 Lupatelli, 3 Dainelli, 4 Chiellini, 5 Obodo, 8 Ariatti, 10 Nakata, 11 Miccoli (76 Fantini 72), 14 Maresca (44 Piangerelli 84), 15 Jorgensen (21 Ujfalusi 65), 33 Delli Carri, 55 Viali
Subs not used: 12 Roccati, 7 Di Livio, 18 Portillo, 29 Guigou
Coach: Sergio Buso

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J. Zanetti, 6 C. Zanetti (9 Cruz 83), 7 Van der Meyde (30 Martins 51), 10 Adriano, 13 Zè Maria, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Recoba (5 Emre 65), 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic

Subs not used: 12 Fontana, 3 Burdisso, 8 Davids, 11 Mihajlovic
Coach: Fernando Orsi

Referee: De Santis (Tivoli)

Booked: Delli Carri 20, Materazzi 33, C.Zanetti 44, Cambiasso 85, Stankovic 85, Piangerelli 85, Emre 90
Sent off: Stankovic 85

starting lineups

Lupatelli 1 Toldo
Dainelli 2 Cordoba
Chiellini 4 Zanetti
Obodo 6 Zanetti
Ariatti 7 Van Der Meyde
Nakata 10 Adriano
Miccoli 13 Ze Maria
Maresca 19 Cambiasso
Jorgensen 20 Recoba
Delli Carri 23 Materazzi
Viali 25 Stankovic


Roccati 12 Fontana
Di Livio 3 Burdisso
Portillo 5 Emre
Ujfalusi 8 Davids
Guigou 9 Cruz
Piangerelli 11 Mihajlovic
Fantini 30 Martins