Final score

12 January 2005 17:30

45' Binotto
39' (2nd half) Martins
37' (2nd half) Martins
11' (2nd half) Martins
Referee: Marco Gabriele / Linesmen: Gemignani, Niccolai / Fourth official: Brighi
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45' Bologna score after a Dejan Stankovic mistake. The Serbia&Montenegro midfielder loses the ball to Amoroso, who from the right edge of the Nerazzurri box crosses to Binotto, who slots home with Fontana out of position.
45' Half time. Bologna 1 Inter 0 (aggregate 2-3). See you for the second half. In the meantime, try out our new trivia game at this link:
44' On the left wing Karagounis receives from Recoba then crosses to van der Meyde on the opposite flank. The Dutchman crosses into the box and Daino heads out for a left-wing corner.
42' Loviso plays his free kick into the box... Fontana drops the ball... Coco boots to safety.
41' Van der Meyde loses the ball and Giunti starts a run down the left. He wins a free kick after Ze Maria fouls.
40' The Hammer commits another foul, this time on Bologna captain Nervo.
38' Binotto is fouled by Cristiano Zanetti as he runs down the left wing. Tare crosses from the left, Fontana catches.
37' A fierce van der Meyde strike from 20 yards out is several yards over the crossbar.
36' El Chino tests Ferron with a 25-yard screamer. The Bologna keeper makes a difficult save.
35' Recoba's cross for Martins in the six-yard box is intecepted by the Rossoblu defence as Inter create three chances in the space of a minute.
33' Bologna attack down the right. Daino beats Karagounis then at the by-line then crosses into Fontana's box. Burdisso makes a headed clearance.
31' With a burst of pace Martins leaves Daino and Juarez for dead then races on goal. But a free kick is given against the Nigerian for a foul on the Bologna number two.
30' Daino concedes a corner. Stankovic plays to Karagounis, whose high header is dealt with by Ferron.
29' Visibility is reduced at the Dall'Ara as the thick fog comes down.
28' Van der Meyde twists and turns on the right then crosses into the box. Recoba is anticipated and Bologna make a headed clearance.
28' From the distance Dejan Stankovic fires wide of the right post.
24' Van der Meyde takes on an opponent on the right wing then crosses over to the far side. Recoba's shot comes off Daino.
22' Fontana beats Tare to a dangerous cross in from the left wing.
18' Martins goes through on goal after receiving from Cristiano Zanetti. Ferron comes off his line to block the Nigerian, who is flagged offside despite being in an onside position when he started his run.
17' Edgar Davids replaces Cristiano Zanetti.
17' Bologna venture into the Nerazzurri half and Binotto's inaccurate pass to Tare is easily cut out by Cordoba.
16' Good play by Karagounis. The Euro2004 winner receives from Stankovic then plays a quick one-two with van der Meyde before slicing his shot wide.
15' From 25 yards out Stankovic shoots. It's well wide.
14' Oba Martins tries a shot from the edge of the box but it is blocked by the Bologna defence.
11' Dejan receives a defence-splitting ball played into the Rossoblu area then cuts inside one defender before losing possession.
10' Stankovic wins possession in midfield then plays forward. In the centre circle Giunti blocks with his chest.
8' Inter win the first corner of the match. Martins plays short to Recoba who crosses into the six-yard box. Juarez makes a headed clearance.
7' Oba is anticipated to van der Meyde's short forward pass into the Bologna area.
7' Bologna use the wings to attack back. Nervo sends a cross in from the left, Fontana catches.
6' Martins plays to Recoba, who moves wide then backheels to Karagounis. Pressed by two opponents the Greek midfielder is forced to retreat.
5' Giunti beats Cristiano Zanetti and plays wide to Nervo, who crosses into the Inter area. Coco heads out of defence and Karagounis starts a move. Van der Meyde receives on the right then whips a cross into the Bologna box. The ball is cleared.
3' The Nerazzurri pass the ball around in their own half then Burdisso, pressed by Binotto, is forced to pass back to Fontana.
1' Welcome to a foggy Dall'Ara for this evening's Italian Cup last sixteen return leg between Bologna and Inter. Playing in their white away strip, the Nerazzurri kick off.
1' Inter are straight into attack but Karagounis fouls Binotto in the penalty area before Recoba can shoot.
Minute Text commentary
47' Full time. Inter beat Bologna 3-1 (aggregate 6-2) and are safely through to the cup quarter-finals.
45' Recoba's left-foot shot from the distance is wide of the left post.
45' Two minutes of added time.
42' Carlos Alberto Gamarra is back in competitive action for the Nerazzurri. The Paraguay captain replaces Stankovic.
41' GOOOAAALL!!!!! Oba completes his hat-trick with an extraordinary shot from the edge of the Bologna box which screams into the top right-hand corner of the net.
39' Bologna attack down the left. Bellucci plays to Capuano, who is promptly intercepted by Ze Maria. Good defending by the Brazilian.
37' GOAL!!!!! But Oba makes no mistake this time. With just Ferron to beat he slots coolly past the Bologna keeper after latching on to a Stankovic ball over the defence.
36' Martins misses a good chance for Inter's second, shooting wide of an open goal after pouncing on Stankovic's headed pass back.
35' Fontana saves from Tare, who sidestepped Burdisso and Ze Maria before shooting from the edge of the Inter box.
33' Karagounis's left-foot shot on the turn is inches wide of the left post.
31' Bologna bring on Colucci for Amoroso and Gamberini for Nastase.
30' Ze Maria's free kick from the left hits the Rossoblu wall.
30' From inside the Bologna box Nicolas Burdisso heads over crossbar.
27' Ferron makes a good save from Giorgos Karagounis' blistering 20-yard strike.
26' Tare takes on Burdisso on the left side of the Inter area then crosses. No Bologna player is in a position to shoot.
24' Karagounis receives on the left, moves to a more central position then unleashes a shot which finishes wide of the left post.
24' Mancini makes his second switch: Juan Veron comes on for van der Meyde. It's the Argentine midfielder's first match for two months.
21' Loviso's long-range shot is well wide.
20' Bologna win a right-wing corner. Igli Tare's header from the cross goes over the bar.
18' Ze Maria's free kick from 25 yards is blocked by Ferron.
17' Edgar Davids replaces Cristiano Zanetti.
16' Rossoblu keeper Ferron collects a Martins header after van der Meyde capitalises on a Capuano mistake then centres for the Nigerian.
15' Oba storms past an opponent on the right then squares for Recoba when perhaps he should have tried a diagonal shot.
14' Giunti goes down on the edge of the Nerazzurri box after a tackle by Cordoba. Gabriele is well positioned and waves play on.
11' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!!!! Martins equalises with a close-range shot after Alvaro Recoba's 20-yard strike comes back off the left post.
10' Tare's volley from the left egde of the Nerazzurri penalty box is nothing to write home about.
9' Giorgos Karagounis hits the crossbar with a fierce strike from inside the Bologna area.
8' Back on the pitch, Cristiano Zanetti receives from Andy van der Meyde then plays quickly to Martins. The Nigerian is tackled.
7' Recoba delivers the free kick... Capuano heads out for a corner.
7' Igli Tare takes on Coco as Bologna break down the left. Ivan Cordoba gets back to tackle the Albanian and play back to Fontana.
6' Andy is fouled by Capuano close to the right-wing corner flag. Free kick.
5' Capuano cuts out Stankovic's ball into the box for van der Meyde after a good move on the right flank involving Recoba and Ze Maria.
3' Alvaro Recoba's superb curling free kick is tipped over the bar by Ferron. Corner.
3' The Nerazzurri midfielder limps to the touchline after the knock taken to his ankle. Edgar Davids has started warming up.
2' Cristiano Zanetti plays a one-two with Ze Maria then is brought down by Giunti. Free kick to Inter 25 yards out.
1' The Rossoblu kick off the second period.
1' Bellucci has come on for Nervo at the start of the second half.
Van Der Meyde
Ze Maria
Average rating 7.32
3 shots on target 9
0 shots off target 0
18 fouls committed 14
1 corners 6
1 offsides 2
26:09 ball possession 33:13
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Capuano, Petruzzi
Former players: Ferron (8 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches in 1999/00); Pagliuca (232 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches from 1994/95 to 1998/99)
Disqualified: -
Cautioned: C.Zanetti
Former players: Cruz (98 appearances, 30 goals in competitive matches from July 2000 to August 2003)

Mazzone v Mancini

The current Bologna and Inter coaches meet for the eighth time in Wednesday's Tim Cup last 16 return match. Mancini has won four of the other seven games, with one Mazzone win and a draw. The Nerazzurri coach has never won away to Mazzone (a draw and a defeat).

In detail:

2001/02 Serie A Brescia-Fiorentina ---- 0-1
2002/03 Serie A Brescia-Lazio 0-0 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Bologna-Lazio 2-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Bologna-Inter ---- 2-2
2004/05 C. Italia Bologna-Inter ---- 1-3

Mazzone v Inter

Long-serving coach Carletto Mazzone has faced Inter in 55 competitive matches. He has registered 11 wins, 21 draws and 23 defeats. His last win against the Nerazzurri was Brescia 1-0 Inter back in April 2001. Since then he has a record of seven defeats and a draw in eight games.

In detail:

1974/75 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 0-0 1-0
1974/75 C. Italia Ascoli-Inter ---- 1-3
1975/76 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 0-1
1976/77 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 3-0 1-1
1976/77 C. Italia Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 ----
1977/78 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-2 ----
1978/79 Serie A Catanzaro-Inter 1-1 0-0
1979/80 Serie A Catanzaro-Inter 0-0 1-3
1980/81 Serie A Ascoli-Inter ---- 2-1
1981/82 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 2-2 0-0
1982/83 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 0-0 0-2
1983/84 Serie A Ascoli-Inter 1-0 0-0
1988/89 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-3 0-2
1989/90 Serie A Lecce-Inter 0-0 1-2
1991/92 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-0 1-3
1993/94 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-1 2-2
1994/95 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-0 0-2
1996/97 C. Italia Cagliari-Inter 2-2 1-2
1996/97 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-2 2-2
1997/98 Serie A Napoli-Inter 0-2 ----
1998/99 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-0 1-3
1998/99 Uefa play-off Bologna-Inter 2-1 2-1
1999/00 Serie A Perugia-Inter 1-2 0-5
2000/01 Serie A Brescia-Inter 1-0 0-0
2001/02 Serie A Brescia-Inter 1-3 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Brescia-Inter 0-1 0-4
2003/04 Serie A Bologna-Inter 0-2 2-4
2004/05 Serie A Bologna-Inter ---- 2-2
2004/05 C. Italia Bologna-Inter ---- 1-3

Mancini v Bologna

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats in his eight competitive matches against Bologna. Mancini's teams have scored at least once in each of these eight games (total 14 goals scored).

In detail:

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Bologna 1-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Bologna ---- 2-3
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Bologna 1-1 2-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Bologna 2-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Bologna 2-2 ----

The ref: Marco Gabriele

With Bologna
Cagliari-Bologna 2-2 (Serie A 1999/00)
Atalanta-Bologna 0-0 (C. Italia 2001/02)
Bologna-Perugia 2-2 (Serie A 2003/04)
Sampdoria-Bologna 3-2 (Serie A 2003/04)
With Inter
Bari-Inter 1-0 (C. Italia 2002/03)
Inter-Modena 2-0 (Serie A 2002/03)
Inter-Piacenza 3-1 (Serie A 2002/03)
Inter-Ancona 3-0 (Serie A 2003/04)

Bologna at home in Coppa Italia

The Rossoblu have won just once in their last eight home cup matches. That was a 3-0 victory over Brindisi on 29 October 2003. Since then, Bologna have drawn one and lost six Coppa Italia matches at the Dall'Ara.

Rossoblu comebacks in cup

Bologna go into a Coppa Italia return leg at 3-1 down for the second time in their history. In the 1997/98 edition of the domestic cup competition, the Rossoblu came back from 3-1 down to hold Atalanta 4- 4. Atalanta progressed after extra time and a penalty shoot-out.

Unbeaten run continues

The Nerazzurri are now unbeaten in 29 matches, their last defeat the 2- 1 loss to Lecce at the Via del Mare Stadium on 2 May 2004. Since then Inter have recorded 14 victories and 15 draws in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League matches.

Inter's unbeaten runs in cup

Inter haven't lost in 7 Coppa Italia games, with 3 victories and 4 draws. The last time the Nerazzurri went so many domestic cup matches without defeat was seven years ago, when they won 6 and drew 4 between August 1996 and October 1997.

Vieri, Recoba goals against Bologna

When it comes to scoring Christian Vieri (who netted in the first leg) counts Bologna among his three second-favourite targets, with 10 goals against the Rossoblu, Roma and Verona. Perugia are top of the list, with 12 Vieri goals against them.
Vieri's 10 goals against the Emilians: 2 in Atalanta-Bologna (1995/96 Coppa Italia; 1 in Bologna-Lazio and 1 in Lazio-Bologna (1998/99 Serie A), 2 in Bologna-Inter (1999/00 Coppa Italia), 1 in Bologna-Inter and 1 in Inter-Bologna (2000/01 Serie A), 1 in Inter-Bologna (2002/03 Serie A) and 1 in Inter-Bologna (2004/05 Coppa Italia).
Alvaro Recoba counts Bologna as his favourite Italian target, with 6 goals in competitive matches against the Rossoblu, Lecce and Roma.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(3)
BOLOGNA - Inter beat Bologna 3-1 at the Dall'Ara to advance to the last eight of the Coppa Italia TIM by an aggregate score of 6-2. Obafemi Martins picked up where he left off at the San Siro last Sunday with all three of the Nerazzurri's goals in a devastating second-half performance.

Binotto scored on the stroke of half time to reduce Inter's two-goal lead from the first leg, but Martins gave a quick reply, equalising eleven minutes after the break with a close-range shot after Recoba's 20-yard strike came back off the post.

The Nigerian put Inter in front on 82 minutes, steering past Ferron after receiving Stankovic's ball over the Bologna defence, then saved the best till last with an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box which screamed into the top right-hand corner.

Inter face the winners of Atalanta v Juventus in the quarter-finals.

BOLOGNA 1-3 INTER (HT: 1-0), (AGG 2-6)

Scorers: Binotto 45, Martins 56, 82, 86

BOLOGNA: 39 Ferron, 2 Daino, 4 Amoroso (19 Colucci 76), 7 Nervo (11 Bellucci 46), 8 Giunti, 9 Tare, 13 Loviso, 14 Binotto, 17 Juarez, 30 Nastase (3 Gamberini 76), 32 Capuano
Subs not used: 12 Pansera, 20 Torrisi, 29 Cortesi, 34 Della Rocca
Coach: Carlo Mazzone

INTER: 12 Fontana, 2 Cordoba, 3 Burdisso, 6 C.Zanetti (8 Davids 62), 7 van der Meyde (14 Veron 69), 13 Zè Maria, 20 Recoba, 21 Karagounis, 25 Stankovic (24 Gamarra 86), 30 Martins, 77 Coco
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 5 Emre, 23 Materazzi, 26 Pasquale
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Marco Gabriele

starting lineups

Ferron 12 Fontana
Daino 2 Cordoba
Amoroso 3 Burdisso
Nervo 6 Zanetti
Giunti 7 Van Der Meyde
Tare 13 Ze Maria
Loviso 20 Recoba
Binotto 21 Karagounis
Juarez 25 Stankovic
Nastase 30 Martins
Capuano 77 Coco


Pansera 15 Carini
Gamberini 5 Emre
Bellucci 8 Davids
Colucci 14 Veron
Torrisi 23 Materazzi
Cortesi 24 Gamarra
Della Rocca 26 Pasquale