Final score

12 December 2004 15:00

42' (2nd half) Flo
41' Portanova
47' (2nd half) Vieri
36' Adriano (P)
referee Stefano Farina / linesmen Consolo, Niccolai / 4th man Stefanini
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Minutes Text commentary
48' Half time. Siena 1-1 Inter.
47' From close range Taddei wastes a chance to give Siena a half-time lead.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Adriano wins a left-wing corner for Inter.
44' Emre takes... the ball is cleared to the edge of the Siena box... Cristiano Zanetti's shot is blocked and the Tuscans move out of defence.
42' Cirillo falls awkwardly after a challenge on Emre and requires medical attention.
41' Back in the Inter half Siena win a free kick on the left wing for a Cordoba foul on Flo.
41' Siena equalise. Chiesa plays his free kick into the box and Portanova heads past Fontana from eight yards out.
40' Vieri does well to intercept on the left then cross from the by-line. At the far side Stankovic's shot is well wide.
39' Stankovic is anticipated by Argilli and the Siena player brings the ball forward. His final pass is too long and Fontana collects.
36' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Adriano beats Fortin with a powerful, low strike from the spot.
36' That was our first penalty since 2 May, when Adriano scored against Lecce.
35' Inter are awarded a penalty after Cambiasso is brought down from behind by Portanova.
33' But the Inter defender can carry on after a quick check by the medical staff.
32' Materazzi remains on the ground after an aerial clash with Flo.
31' Adriano's powerful left-footed shot is a couple of yards wide of the left post.
30' Vieri is fouled by Portanova just outside the Siena box. Free kick.
29' Emre plays his corner to the near post. From close range Vieri blasts his shot wide.
28' Stankovic crosses from the left wing... Falsini heads out for an Inter corner.
27' Rodrigo Taddei fouls Emre and becomes the second player to see yellow this afternoon.
25' Adriano receives from Bobo then sidesteps and opponent but loses control of the ball before he can take on a second for a clear shot on goal.
25' Esteban Cambiasso is yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Cirillo.
24' Vieri combines with captain Zanetti then plays short to Adriano, who is anticipated.
22' Fortin comes off his line to anticipate Vieri to a long ball forward.
21' Siena on the attack. Chiesa's shot from Nicola's pass is off target.
19' Vieri turns and crosses into the box after controlling a long ball forward from Stankovic. Fortin catches.
18' Fontana blocks Chiesa's close-range shot with his legs. But the Italian striker was offside when he latched on to Flo's through ball.
17' Materazzi is anticipated as he jumps to meet Stankovic's corner.
16' On the left side of the Siena box Stankovic heads Emre's right-wing cross back across the area. Vieri's left-foot shot on the turn is blocked. Corner.
15' Cambiasso blocks Chiesa's cross into the Nerazzurri box. The ball is played forward to Adriano, who serves Vieri. The Italy centre-forward is bundled off the ball as he looks for a way through on goal but no foul is given.
14' Adriano is a millimetre offside as he races on to an Emre through ball.
13' In the Inter half Flo falls to the ground after a collision with Materazzi. But Farina isn't fooled by the theatrics and waves play on.
13' Good tackle by Favalli on Pecchia.
12' From the left wing Favalli plays a high cross into the six-yard box. Fortin jumps and catches.
11' Adriano dribbles three players then loses control and Siena regain possession.
9' Vergassola is intercepted by Cambiasso as he tries to weave his way through on goal.
7' Under pressure from the Siena forwards, Giuseppe Favalli concedes an attacking throw-in on the right. The ball is played to Flo, who crosses into the six-yard box. J.Zanetti half clears... Falsini's follow-up shot is well wide.
6' Emre's inswinger from the left is caught by Fortin.
5' Cirillo fouls Adriano on the left-wing touchline and it's an Inter free kick.
4' Siena defender Bruno Cirillo plays a long ball forward. Fontana comes off his line to anticipate the Tuscan attack and collects.
3' The Nerazzurri have made a better start to the match and put together a good passing move in midfield. Cambiasso plays to Vieri, who in turn serves Adriano but the Brazilian is anticipated.
2' Esteban Cambiasso's forward pass for Bobo Vieri is collected by Siena custodian Fortin.
1' Siena kick off this afternoon's Serie A TIM Week 15 clash at the Artemio Franchi.
1' Vieri chests down a ball from Stankovic on the left side of the Siena box but is immediately surrounded by three Bianconeri shirts.
Minutes Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter hold Siena to a 2-2 draw.
47' Mancini brings on Cruz for Cambiasso.
47' GOOAAALL!!!!! Bobo Vieri equalises with a header from Karagounis' corner.
45' Siena bring on Colonnese for Flo.
45' 4 minutes of overtime.
42' Siena take a 2-1 lead. At the far post Flo heads home Chiumiento's left-wing free kick.
41' Inter substitution: Giorgos Karagounis replaces Emre.
40' Javier Zanetti's shot from the edge of the box is deflected out for a corner. But Siena are awarded a free kick as Vieri was in an offside position.
39' Emre combines with Martins, who serves Vieri on the edge of the Bianconeri box. Bobo's shot goes over the bar.
37' Cambiasso's shot from Emre's pass square is over Fortin's crossbar.
37' Siena birng on Chiumiento for Taddei.
36' Ivan Cordoba is booked by Farina for blocking Taddei's shot with his arm. Siena are given a free kick on the edge of our box.
36' Foglio's free kick is wide of the right post.
35' Oba Martins' cross from the right wing goes out of play at the far post.
34' Adriano receives from Javier Zanetti on the right then finds his way into the box. Closed down by the Siena defence he is forced to play a one-two with Martins but can't find space for a shot.
33' In the Siena penalty area Fortin smothers the ball to deny Adriano.
29' Siena claim a penalty after Foglio goes down in the box, but there was absolutely no contact between Materazzi and the Bianconeri midfielder. Farina gives the Tuscans a corner.
28' Martins is brought down by Falsini in a central position on the edge of the Siena box. Free kick.
28' Adriano's left-footed missile is wide of the left post.
27' Emre's cross-shot from the left goes out of play at the far post. Siena win a goal kick.
25' Inter push for a second goal. Javier Zanetti crosses from the right... At the far post Vieri heads back... Vergassola clears.
25' Siena break and Flo is booked for a foul on Materazzi.
24' At the near post Fortin anticipates Cambiasso to Adriano's cross from the right-wing by-line.
23' Emre dribbles two but can't find space for a shot then plays back to the edge of the Siena box and the Tuscans intercept.
22' Cambiasso combines with Adriano but can't get a good shot in from the Brazilian's cut-back.
20' On the left wing Giuseppe Favalli fails to control a good forward pass from Emre and Siena win a goal kick.
20' Favalli is booked for a foul on Flo and will miss next weekend's Lombardy derby at home to Brescia as he was already on a caution.
18' Adriano is intercepted as he runs on to a return pass from Christian Vieri.
17' Vieri beats Falsini to a ball played to the right side of the Siena box and heads on target. Fortin catches.
16' Adriano's header from Martins' right-wing cross is too weak and Fortin collects.
15' Siena bring on for Foglio for Chiesa.
14' Adriano sends Fortin the wrong way but his spot kick comes off the right post.
14' Roberto Mancini brings on Obafemi Martins for Cristiano Zanetti. It's now three Inter strikers against a ten-man Siena.
12' Adriano storms past two Siena players on the right then crosses for Vieri, whose close-range shot is blocked by Argilli's arm. The Siena player is sent off. Inter are awarded a penalty.
11' Bobo Vieri is intercepted as he tries a shot from Cristiano Zanetti's forward pass.
9' It's end-to-end as Adriano looks for a way through on goal but is well tackled by Taddei.
9' Cristiano Zanetti's long-range shot is well off target.
7' Vieri pounces on a loose ball inside the Siena box and shoots... It is blocked and Adriano has a chance for a follow-up shot but the Tuscans clear.
7' Siena attack back and Taddei takes on two Inter players as he moves across the edge of the box. His shot is blocked, but seconds later he is presented with another chance from close range after being put through by Flo. His second shot is weak and Fontana
6' The Nerazzurri come forward, causing panic in the Siena defence with some good first-time passes. Stankovic's shot from the edge of the Bianconeri box takes a deflection and finishes in the hands of Fortin.
5' Javier Zanetti blocks Pecchia's shot from the edge of the Inter box.
4' Favalli fouls Flo on the right wing and the home side are awarded a free kick.
3' Vieri's header from Emre's left-wing free kick is well over the crossbar.
2' Cambiasso's pounces on a loose ball but his long-range strike is too central and Fortin saves.
2' Adriano is fouled by Portanova as he bursts down the left and the Siena defender is booked by Farina.
1' Welcome back for the second half of Siena v Inter. The Nerazzurri kick off.
1' Adriano is tackled by Falsini as the Brazilian tries to find space for a right-wing cross.
Average rating 5.49
4 shots on target 9
3 shots off target 7
11 fouls committed 20
1 corners 5
1 offsides 3
23:31 ball possession 34:57
Gigi Simoni v Roberto Mancini

The current Siena and Inter coaches have never met in a competitive fixture.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Di Donato, D’Aversa (Siena); Toldo (Inter)
Cautioned: Portanova (Siena); Favalli, Materazzi, van der Meyde, Stankovic (Inter)

Adriano close to top scorer title

With 23 goals in the Serie A this year, Adriano is second only Alberto Gilardino and could therefore beat his former Parma teammate to the accolade of top scorer in 2004. Shevchenko is in third place with 21 goals.

Most profilic team in 2004?

With two league matches to go until the end of the calendar year, three clubs are in the running for the platonic title of most prolific team in 2004. Inter and AC MIlan have each scored 64 goals this year, while Juventus have netted 63 times.

Inter maintain invincibility

The Nerazzurri haven't lost a competitive fixture since last 2 May when they were beaten 2-1 at Lecce. Since then, Inter have played 25 matches in the Serie A, Champions League and Tim Cup, with 11 wins and 14 draws.

No penalty for Inter since May... and Siena since April

Inter are one of four Serie A teams that still haven't been awarded a penalty this season (the others are Fiorentina, Reggina and Siena). The Nerazzurri's last championship spot kick was on 2 May when Adriano scored against Lecce, while Siena's last penalty was in the 2-1 defeat at home to AC Milan on 17 April 2004. Enrico Chiesa converted on that occasion.

Vieri's December form

According to the statistics, December is Christian Vieri's most prolific month. Of his 146 goals in the Serie A and B, Bobogol has scored 25 in the twelfth calendar month (18 in A and 7 in B).

Siena: few players on target

Only 5 Siena players have scored in the 2004/05 season so far (Portanova, Pecchia, Argilli, Chiesa, Vergassola). Atalanta, Reggina, and Parma have also scored with just 5 different players.

No Siena goal for 238'

Siena's last goal was Argilli's effort in last November's 2-1 defeat away to AC Milan. The Tuscan Bianconeri have been goalless for remaining 58 minutes of that match plus the entire games against Roma and Udinese.

Bruno Cirillo and yellow cards

Siena defender Bruno Cirillo is one of the most yellow-carded players in 2004, with 11 Serie A bookings. Brescia striker Caracciolo has also been cautioned 11 times this year.

Siena on best behaviour

With just 20 bookings in 14 matches, Siena are the best behaved team of the 2004/05 Serie A season so far.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)
SIENA - Inter held Siena to a 2-2 draw in Sunday afternoon's Serie A TIM Week 15 clash at the Artemio Franchi Stadium thanks to a injury-time equaliser from Christian Vieri.

Adriano gave Mancini's men a 36th-minute lead from the penalty spot after Cambiasso was brought down by Portanova on the edge of the box. But the Siena defender made amends for his earlier mistake before half time with a headed equaliser from Chiesa's left-wing free kick.

The Nerazzurri were given a huge advantage early in the second half when Bianconeri captain Argilli was sent off for blocking a Vieri shot with his arm. But Adriano failed to convert a second penalty, his shot coming back off the right post after Fortin went the wrong way.

An aggressive ten-man Tuscan side took the lead three minutes from time when Flo popped up at the far post to head Chiumiento's left-wing free kick past Fontana. Then in a dramatic finale which saw four Inter strikers on the pitch, Christian Vieri outjumped his marker at the near post to head home Giorgos Karagounis' corner kick and extend the Nerazzurri's unbeaten run to 26 matches.

Inter's last competitive match before the two-week Christmas break is at home to Brescia next Sunday afternoon.

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

Scorers: Adriano (pen) 36, Portanova 41, Flo 87, Vieri 90+2

SIENA: 14 Fortin, 2 Nicola, 3 Falsini, 5 Cirillo, 6 Vergassola, 8 Argilli, 9 Flo (3 Colonnese 90), 10 Chiesa (18 Foglio 60), 21 Taddei (20 Chiumiento 82), 39 Pecchia, 90 Portanova
Subs not used: 13 Zancope', 11 Menegazzo, 26 Serafini, 76 Carparelli
Coach: Gigi Simoni

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 5 Emre (21 Karagounis 86), 6 C.Zanetti (30 Martins 59), 10 Adriano, 16 Favalli, 19 Cambiasso (9 Cruz 90+2), 23 Materazzi, 25 Stankovic, 32 Vieri
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 3 Burdisso, 8 Davids, 77 Coco
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Stefano Farina (Novi Ligure)

Bookings: Cambiasso 25, Taddei 27, Portanova 47, Favalli 65, Flo 70, Cordoba 81
Sent off: Argilli 57

starting lineups

Fortin 12 Fontana
Nicola 2 Cordoba
Falsini 4 Zanetti
Cirillo 5 Emre
Vergassola 6 Zanetti
Argilli 10 Adriano
Flo 16 Favalli
Chiesa 19 Cambiasso
Taddei 23 Materazzi
Pecchia 25 Stankovic
Portanova 32 Vieri


Zancopé 15 Carini
Menegazzo 3 Burdisso
Foglio 8 Davids
Chiumiento 9 Cruz
Serafini 21 Karagounis
Colonnese 30 Martins
Carparelli 77 Coco