Final score

19 February 2005 20:30

45' (2nd half) Goitom
13' (2nd half) Veron
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta / Linesmen: Puglisi, Strocchia / Fourth official: Romeo
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47' Veron beats Di Michele to a right-wing cross and Toldo collects.
47' Half time. Udinese 0 Inter 0.
45' Javier Zanetti closes down Di Natale on the left wing, wings the ball off the Udinese striker then wins Inter a free kick.
45' 2 minutes of added time to play.
43' Full marks to De Sanctis for two decisive interventions. The Udinese keeper palms a right-wing cross away from Vieri then saves Veron's low, long-range shot.
42' Veron wins the ball in midfield then sets up a move on the right wing. Adriano runs to the edge of the Udine box then shoots way off target.
40' Vieri receives from Cambiasso on the left edge of the Udine box and fires wide of the near post.
39' Stankovic gets to the right-wing by-line then crosses into the area. Vieri heads over.
38' Mihajlovic's free kick comes off Vieri's arm and finishes wide of the left post.
37' Inter win a free kick on the right edge of the Udinese box after Dejan Stankovic is fouled.
34' Di Natale plays his corner kick to Jankulovski on the edge of the Inter box. The Czech Republic midfielder slips and Adriano breaks. But Udinese remember what happened at the San Siro earlier this season and block the Brazilian.
33' Jankulovski wins Udinese a left-wing corner.
31' Juan Veron is yellow-carded for a foul on Pizarro.
30' The corner is cleared as far as Bertotto, who from 20 yards fires just wide of the left post. It's all Udinese at the moment.
29' Jankulovski opens up the Inter defence with a ball through to Di Michele, whose shot at the near post is parried by Toldo. Corner.
27' Di Michele's diagonal shot from inside the Nerazzurri box is several yards wide of the right post.
26' Udinese win a free kick on the left wing. Pizarro plays square to Bertotto, whose 20-yard shot swerves wide of the right post.
24' Cambiasso is beaten to Veron's through ball by De Sanctis, who comes off his line.
23' Dejan wins Inter a right-wing corner after a better cross spins off Jankulovksi.
22' Inter attack down the right. Stankovic's cross is disappointing and Vieri is anticipated by Pazienza.
20' Javier Zanetti tackles Di Natale to end a rapid Udinese attack down the middle.
17' Vieri is caught offside as he controls Adriano's headed pass from Kily's left-wing cross.
15' Dejan Stankovic does well to intercept Di Michele's ball into the Nerazzurri box and sweep clear.
14' Cordoba's header from Mihajlovic's outswinging cross is inches wide of the left post.
13' Udinese captain Bertotto cuts out Kily's left-wing cross and we win an attacking throw-in.
13' Inter win a free kick 25 yards out on the left wing after Pazienza fouls Veron.
11' Udinese attack down the right. Jankulovski crosses from the left, Ivan Cordoba heads out for a corner.
11' From the left edge of the Nerazzurri box Pizarro fires wide of the far post.
10' Inter put together a good first-time passing move in midfield, then Kily Gonzalez shoots wide of the left post from 25 yards out.
9' Juan Veron's volley from Cambiasso's headed pass is wide of the right post.
8' Udinese attack down the right. Di Natale crosses from the right, Cordoba anticipates Jankulovski and sweeps clear.
8' Inter win a free kick on the right wing after Adriano is obstructed by Felipe.
7' Veron takes the second corner, which is cleared by the Udinese defence.
6' Adriano runs into the Bianconeri box, Felipe tackles the Brazilian and concedes the first corner of the match.
6' Mihajlovic's corner to the far post is headed out for another corner by Felipe.
5' Inter attack down the right. Stankovic delivers two crosses in quick succession. Bertotto clears the first, Sensini clears the second.
3' Both teams have made an aggressive start to the match, with the battle in midfield in these opening minutes.
1' FREE GIULIANA. The teams are on the pitch at the Friuli Stadium, with an appeal for the liberation of Iraq hostage Giuliana Sgrena before kick-off.
1' Udinese get tonight's match under way.
Minute Text commentary
49' Long ball forward by Veron... Recoba is tackled as he tries to find space for a 20-yard shot.
49' Full time. Udinese hold Inter to a 1-1 draw.
46' Belleri comes on for Jankulovski.
45' Pizarro's long-range shot from an Udinese corner is deflected into the air... Sensini heads across the six-yard box and Bertotto flicks it on to Goitom who equalises with a close-range header. Udinese 1 Inter 1.
43' Pizarro's inswinger is blocked by Javier Zanetti at the far post. Bertotto beats Mihajlovic to the loose ball and sets up Di Michele, who shoots wide from close range.
43' Inter bring on Ze Maria for Veron.
42' Free kick to Udinese of the left edge of the Inter box after Mauri is fouled by Stankovic.
41' Alvaro Recoba creates space for one of his left-foot specials but he shoots is way over.
39' David Pizarro is booked for foul play.
38' Udinese bring on Goitom for Felipe and Mauri for Fava.
37' Jankulovski tries to lob Toldo from 25 yards but the Nerazzurri keeper has read the move and makes an easy catch.
35' Di Michele tries to dribble three white shirts but there's no way through. The ball falls to Fava, whose long-range shot is wide of the left post.
34' From the edge of the six-yard box Adriano heads Stankovic's right-wing cross over the bar.
33' Udinese press for an equaliser. Di Michele's cross from the right is plucked out of the air by Toldo.
30' Di Natale's acrobatic shot from Pizarro's right-wing cross takes a deflection. Corner.
30' Di Michele's header from a second Udinese corner is chested down the smashed clear by Mihajlovic. Udinese remain in attack and Cambiasso makes a clearance from Zenoni's right-wing cross.
28' Good defending again by Zenoni, who intercepts Cambiasso's ball wide for Favalli.
27' At the other other end Fava takes the ball past Cordoba and Mihajlovic in the Inter box but there's no way past captain Zanetti, who cleans up and brings the ball out of defence.
26' Zenoni does well to cut out Recoba's looping pass for Adriano.
25' Adriano's header from Favalli's left-wing centre is caught by De Sanctis.
24' De Sanctis blocks Javier Zanetti's cross from the right-wing by-line.
22' Perfect defending by Cordoba, who beats Fava to Jankulovski's through ball then wins himself a free kick.
21' Edgar Davids replaces Kily Gonzalez.
20' Inter close to a second goal. Mihajlovic's cross-shot is pushed clear by De Sanctis. Recoba's left-foot follow-up shot is wide of the left post.
19' Adriano chests down a long ball into the box by Veron then is intercepted and Inter win a left-wing corner.
18' At the other end Zenoni crosses from the right, Toldo makes a comfortable catch.
17' Recoba plays to Stankovic on the right... Dejan crosses to the edge of the Udinese box... Sensini anticipates Adriano and brings the ball out of defence.
15' Alvaro Recoba comes on for Christian Vieri.
13' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!! Juan Veron turns Pizarro with a delightful piece of skill then finds the net with a sweetly-struck 20-yard shot.
10' Incredible! Adriano is put through on goal by Cambiasso but the Brazilian shoots wide.
9' Mihjalovic's inswinger is cleared at the near post.
8' Mihajlovic curls his left-foot free kick over the wall and to the far post. De Sanctis pulls off a spectacular save and it's an Inter corner.
7' Vieri is fouled again on the edge of the Udine box as he attempts a shot from Adriano's short pass.
5' Marek Jankulovski's free kick is high over Toldo's bar.
4' Veron looks for Favalli with a long ball to the left wing. Zenoni intercepts and makes a headed clearance.
4' The Bianconeri attack down the right flank and win a free kick after Adriano fouls Bertotto.
2' Adriano's low free kick is deflected out for a corner by Sensini.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Vieri is fouled by Felipe right on the edge of the box as he tries to control Stankovic's square pass.
Kily Gonzalez
Ze Maria
Average rating 5.95
4 shots on target 6
8 shots off target 10
14 fouls committed 11
7 corners 6
2 offsides 3
28:31 ball possession 31:20
Spalletti v Mancini

Roberto Mancini has the edge over Spalletti, with 4 victories to 1 and 1 draw from the 6 matches between the two coaches. Both Mancini and Spalletti's sides have scored in each of these games (12 goals to 8).

Spalletti v Inter

Inter have always had problems against sides coached by Spalletti. In 6 matches away to the Tuscan coach, the Nerazzurri have never won, with 3 draws (Empoli 1-1 Inter, 1997/98 Serie A; Udinese 0-0 Inter, 2003/04 Serie A; and Udinese 0-0 Inter, 2003/04 Coppa Italia) and 3 defeats (Sampdoria 4-0 Inter, 1998/99 Serie A; Venezia 1-0 Inter, 1999/00 Serie A; Udinese 2-1 Inter, 2002/03 Serie A).

Udinese v Inter

In 36 competitive matches away to Udinese, Inter have won 12 (last win 1-0 in 1998/99 Serie A), drawn 14 (last draw 0-0 in 2003/04 Coppa Italia) and lost 10 (last defeat 2-1 in 2002/03 Serie A).

Inter close to record of draws

The Week 23 draw away to Parma was Inter's fifteenth of the 2004/05 Serie A season. With two more stalemates, the Nerazzurri will equal their record of seventeen draws in one season (1991/92).

Inter's sprint finishes

Inter are particularly prolific from the 76th to 90th minutes of 2004/05 Serie A games. Including added time, 16 of the Nerazzurri's 46 league goals this season have come in the final fifteen-minute periods of matches. That's 35% of the total.

Vieri one of 3 top scorers in 2005

Since the start of 2005, Christian Vieri is one of three Serie A top scorers with 6 goals. The other two players are Vincenzo Montella and Hernan Crespo.

Mihajlovic set for 300th Serie A appearance

If he plays against Udinese, Sinisa Mihajlovic will make his 300th Serie A appearance. Mihajlovic made his Italian top-flight debut in Roma 0-1 Pescara on 6 September 1992. He has played for Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter.

wins(22) draws(16) defeats(11)
UDINE – A late equaliser from Swedish forward Henok Goitom on his Serie A debut saw Udinese hold Inter to a 1-1 draw in Saturday evening’s Week 25 clash at the Friuli Stadium.

Inter looked to be on their way to bagging all three points with Juan Veron's unstoppable long-range shot on 58 minutes the only difference between the two sides. But Goitom popped up in the last minute of normal time to head home from close range and give Udinese a share of the points.

The result sees Inter remain third in the table, but AC Milan's last-gasp win at home to Cagliari increases the gap to eleven points ahead of next weekend's derby. In between, the Nerazzurri visit Porto this Wednesday in the Uefa Champions League first knockout round 1st leg.


Scorers: Veron 58, Goitom 90

UDINESE: 1 De Sanctis, 4 Bertotto, 6 Jankulovski (77 Belleri 90+1), 7 Zenoni, 8 Pizarro, 10 Di Natale, 11 Fava (23 Mauri 83), 17 Di Michele, 19 Felipe (84 Goitom 83), 20 Sensini, 21 Pazienza
Subs not used: 24 Handanovic, 5 Lazzaretti, 16 Tissone, 26 Pieri
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 10 Adriano, 11 Mihajlovic, 14 Veron (13 Zè Maria 88), 16 Favalli, 18 Kily Gonzalez (8 Davids 66), 19 Cambiasso, 25 Stankovic, 32 Vieri (20 Recoba 60)
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 3 Burdisso, 5 Emre, 9 Cruz
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Gianluca Paparesta

Bookings: Veron 31, Pizarro 84

starting lineups

De Sanctis 1 Toldo
Bertotto 2 Cordoba
Jankulovski 4 Zanetti
Felipe 10 Adriano
Pizarro 11 Mihajlovic
Di Natale 14 Veron
Fava 16 Favalli
Di Michele 18 Kily Gonzalez
Zenoni 19 Cambiasso
Sensini 25 Stankovic
Pazienza 32 Vieri


Handanovic 15 Carini
Lazzaretti 3 Burdisso
Tissone 5 Emre
Mauri 8 Davids
Pieri 9 Cruz
Belleri 13 Ze Maria
Goitom 20 Recoba