Final score

12 March 2005 20:30

45' A. Filippini
25' (2nd half) Cruz
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni / Linesmen: Farneti, Biasutto / Fourth official: Morganti
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47' At the far post Sereni catches Ze Maria's cross from the right channel.
47' Half time. Lazio lead Inter 1-0.
45' Lazio take the lead on the stroke of half time. Antonio Filippini heads home his brother Emanuele's cross from the left edge of the Inter box.
45' 2 minutes of added time to play.
44' Ze Maria anticipates E.Filippini on the left side of the Inter box to beat the Lazio midfielder to Bazzani's right-wing cross.
42' Veron tries a one-two with Julio Cruz but the striker is intercepted on the edge of the box. Seconds later Kily receives on the left then sees his cross blocked by Oddo. Corner.
42' At the far post Sereni catches Veron's left-wing corner to deny Adriano.
41' Excellent cross into the Lazio box by Kily. Couto anticipates Adriano and heads clear.
40' Cruz robs Siviglia of the ball on the left-wing by-line but fails to keep it in play. Trefoloni spots a foul by the Argentine and awards Lazio a free kick.
38' Emre creates space for a shot 25 yards out but his effort is over the bar.
37' Giannichedda is booked for a foul on Cruz.
35' Cristiano Zanetti needs medical attention after being tripped by Bazzani.
34' Bazzani takes on Cordoba on the left wing then crosses into the box. Materazzi anticipates E. Filippini. Moments later his brother fires wide.
33' Oddo's effort is way over.
32' Materazzi is booked for a foul on Bazzani and will miss next week's match at home to Fiorentina. The free kick is in a central position 30 yards out.
31' Giannichedda requires medical attention after a knock to his knee.
29' Inter win a free kick out on the right wing. Ze Maria whips a cross into the box and Adriano bundles it into the back of the net after his initial attempt rebounds off Sereni. Trefoloni disallows the goal for handball.
29' And Adriano is booked.
28' Good move by Inter. Veron passes to Cruz, whose first-time pass sets up Adriano. Oddo does well to get back and regain possession.
26' Lazio win another corner. This time Oddo crosses into the middle of the Inter box, where Materazzi heads clear.
25' Bazzani's right-wing cross comes off Materazzi and it's a Lazio corner.
25' Oddo plays his corner to Couto on the far side of the Nerazzurri box. The Portuguese defender heads into the middle and Cruz hooks clear.
23' Adriano receives from Cruz then moves wide in search of space. His cross back into the middle of the six-yard box is caught by Sereni.
21' Adriano's grasscutter from 30 yards is saved by Sereni at the right post.
20' Veron combines well with Emre then passes forward to Cruz, who is intercepted. But Inter win a free kick as Veron was fouled by Zauri when he passed.
17' A ball ball forward falls to Antonio Filippini, whose long-range shot is well off target.
16' Adriano receives on the left wing, takes on two then sees his cross-shot saved by Sereni.
13' Kily Gonzalez' 25-yard shot from the left side of the Lazio goal screams wide of the far post.
10' Inter break after a Lazio attack and Julio Cruz sees his 20-yard shot blocked with Adriano in space to his right.
9' Lazio captain Couto intercepts a Cruz pass square to Adriano.
7' Siviglia beats Adriano to Veron's long-range pass to the edge of the Lazio box, then heads clear.
6' Bazzani fouls Ze Maria on the left-wing by-line as both players challenge for the ball. Free kick to Inter.
5' Liverani whips a cross into the box. Adriano and Ze Maria make headed clearances.
4' Inter attack down the right. Ze Maria crosses for compatriot Adriano, who fails to control the ball and Lazio sweep clear.
4' Emre fouls Liverani 25 yards out on the left edge of the Nerazzurri box. Free kick.
3' Oddo's effort is too central and Toldo makes an easy save.
2' Free kick to the Biancocelesti 25 yards out after Veron fouls Emanuele Filippini.
2' A 25-yard shot by Liverani is easily saved by Toldo.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico for Lazio v Inter. Roberto Mancini has made numerous changes to the side that beat Lecce last weekend, with Materazzi, Ze Maria, Kily Gonzalez, Cruz, Emre, C.Zanetti and Toldo all in the starting line-up.
1' We're under way as the Nerazzurri kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
1' Adriano is dispossessed just outside the Lazio box after a Nerazzurri move involving Veron and Emre.
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50' Full time. Inter hold Lazio at the Olimpico.
49' Lazio sub Muzzi is booked for fouling Materazzi during an aerial duel.
48' Coco's cross-shot from the left is over.
47' Oooohhhhh! Stankovic's volley from the edge of the Lazio penalty box hits the bar.
46' Veron's long-range shot from Stankovic's cut-back is wide of the right post.
45' Four minutes of added time.
44' Emre dribbles two Lazio players then passes forward to Adriano, who commits a foul on Oddo.
43' Inter attack back. Cruz has a shot blocked then Emre's follow-up is well-saved by Sereni.
42' Cesar blasts way off target after squeezing between Cordoba and J.Zanetti.
41' Sereni catches van der Meyde's cross from the right wing after an excellent long-range pass to the flank by Veron.
40' Emre's ball into the box for Adriano is misguided and Couto heads clear.
38' Lazio make their third and final switch. Liverani is replaced by Cesar.
33' Lazio coach Papadopulo brings on Muzzi for Rocchi.
32' Veron receives a cut-back from van der Meyde then fires inches over the bar.
30' Inter close to a second goal. Van der Meyde gets to the right-wing by-line then crosses back into the middle of the box. Stankovic's header is on target but is saved by Sereni.
29' Materazzi requires medical attention after a foul by Rocchi.
27' Van der Meyde comes on for Ze Maria.
27' Veron makes a central run on goal then has his shot blocked by Siviglia.
25' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! Julio Cruz meets Ze Maria's excellent cross to the far side of the Lazio six-yard box and heads into the roof of the net.
23' Oddo anticipates Stankovic to Ze Maria's floated right-wing cross to the far side of the Lazio box and heads clear.
21' Stankovic replaces C.Zanetti.
19' Cruz flicks the ball over Couto then plays forward for Ze Maria, but the pass is too long for the Brazilian and Lazio win a goal kick.
17' J.Zanetti appears to be tripped by Zauri as he races on to Ze Maria's right-wing cross. No free kick is given.
15' Nerazzurri captain Javier Zanetti has moved to right-back, with substitute Coco on the left.
15' E.Filippini is booked for a foul on J.Zanetti.
14' And Lazio replace Bazzani with Dabo.
13' Emre pounces on a loose ball inside the Lazio box, turns Liverani then sends his shot not far wide of the left post.
13' Inter bring on Francesco Coco for Kily Gonzalez.
10' Cordoba outjumps Sereni and heads Veron's inswinging free kick over the bar. The Lazio keeper gets a touch to the Colombian's header and Inter win a corner.
10' E.Filippini boots to safety after a goalmouth scramble.
10' Giannichedda is booked for handling an Adriano ball forward.
10' It's his second booking and the Lazio midfielder is off.
9' Kily takes the ball past two on the left wing then wins a free kick for the Nerazzurri after being shoved off the ball by Siviglia.
7' With his back to the goal Adriano handles Cruz' high ball forward to the edge of the Lazio box.
6' Sereni deals with a dangerous ball into the box by Kily Gonzalez.
5' Inter break after a Lazio attack down the left. Cruz is intercepted after good work by J.Zanetti and Kily.
1' Lazio kick off the second half.
1' The Nerazzurri put together a good passing move and win a corner after Kily's diagonal shot from the left is saved by Sereni.
Kily Gonzalez
Ze Maria
Average rating 6.02
2 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 5
22 fouls committed 22
2 corners 3
3 offsides 0
23:21 ball possession 29:32
Disciplinary situation, former players/coaches

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Rocchi, Seric
Ex-players: D.Baggio (34 appearances, 1 goal in competitive matches in 1991/92)
Dabo (18 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches from July 1998 to January 1999 and from July to December 1999)
Pandev (youth sector in 2001/02)
Peruzzi (37 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches in 1999/00)

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Cordoba, Emre, Materazzi, Mihajlovic
Ex-players: Favalli (401 appearances, 6 goals in competitive matches from 1992/93 to 2003/04)
Coach Mancini (49 victories, 32 draws and 21 defeats in 102 competitive matches from 2002/03 to 2003/04)
Mihajlovic (193 appearances, 34 goals in competitive matches from 1998/99 to 2003/04)
Stankovic (208 appearances, 34 goals in competitive matches from July 1998 to January 2004
Veron (79 appearances, 14 goals in competitive matches from 1999/00 to 2000/01)
Vieri (28 appearances, 14 goals in competitive matches from September 1998 to June 1999)

Papadopulo v Mancini

Saturday's clash at the Olimpico is the third meeting between the two coaches, (one home win apiece from the other two matches).


In Rome

In Milan


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Inter wins




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Inter goals




Mancini better in second half of season

In his first two full seasons as a coach, Roberto Mancini's Lazio did better in the first than second halves of Serie A campaigns (12 points less in 2002/03, 2 less last season). But the trend is different so far this season. Inter have won 15 points in the first 8 matches of the second half of the 2004/05 campaign, 3 more than the 12 collected after the same number of matches in the first half.

Inter close to two records

The draw in Udine last month was Inter's 16th of the 2004/05 season. One more will see the Nerazzurri equal their record of 17 draws in all competitions in 1991/92, and also the record of the draws in the 20/21- team Italian championship currently held by Bologna (17 in 1948/49).

Inter still unbeaten away from home

The Nerazzurri might have lost the Milan derby two weeks ago, but they are still unbeaten on the road in 2004/05. Inter's last away defeat was the 2-1 reverse at Lecce last 2 May. Since then, they have collected 8 wins and 13 draws from 21 away matches.

Mancini unbeaten in first matches against ex-clubs

As a player and a coach, Roberto Mancini has never lost his first match against former teams. In 1988/89 Sampdoria drew 0-0 away to Bologna, then in 1997/98 Lazio beat Sampdoria 4-0 in Genoa. Last November Inter drew 1-1 away to Fiorentina.

No hat-trick of Lazio home wins since December 2003

Lazio haven't won three consecutive Serie A home matches since October-December 2003, when the Romans won five in a row (victories over ChievoVerona, Bologna, Perugia, Juventus and Inter. The Biancocelesti go into Saturday's match at the Olimpico with home wins against Atalanta (2-1) and Parma (2-0) behind them.

wins(22) draws(29) defeats(30)
ROME - The Nerazzurri came back from behind to hold Lazio to a 1-1 draw in Saturday night's Serie A Week 28 clash at the Stadio Olimpico.

Roberto Mancini made a number of changes to the side that beat Lecce last weekend, with Materazzi, Ze Maria, Kily Gonzalez, Cruz, Emre, C.Zanetti and Toldo all in the starting line-up.

Adriano had a chested goal ruled out on the half hour after unintentionally handling the ball, and just when it seemed Inter were close to an opener the Filippini brothers combined to give Lazio the lead right on half time. Antonio met Emanuele's cross from the left edge of the penalty box then powered a header past Toldo.

Inter's chances of a comeback were facilitated ten minutes after the restart when Giannichedda was sent off for a second booking. The equaliser came on 70 minutes when Cruz headed Ze Maria's right-wing free kick into the top left-hand corner of the net.

With Lazio limited to counter-attacks, Inter pushed for a winner and almost got one in time added on when Stankovic's spectacular volley hit the top of the crossbar.

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

Scorers: A.Filippini 45, Cruz 70

LAZIO: 33 Sereni, 5 Siviglia, 7 A.Filippini, 8 Zauri, 14 E.Filippini, 16 Giannichedda, 18 Rocchi (11 Muzzi 78), 20 Liverani (10 Cesar 83), 22 Oddo, 24 Couto, 29 Bazzani (6 Dabo 59)
Subs not used: 15 Casazza, 3 Talamonti, 19 Pandev, 25 Seric
Coach: Giuseppe Papadopulo

INTER: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 5 Emre, 6 C.Zanetti (25 Stankovic 66), 9 Cruz, 10 Adriano, 13 Zè Maria (7 Van der Meyde 72), 14 Veron, 18 Kily Gonzalez (77 Coco 58), 23 Materazzi
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 11 Mihajlovic, 19 Cambiasso, 21 Karagounis
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Matteo Trefoloni

Bookings: Adriano 29, Materazzi 32, Giannichedda 37, 55, E.Filippini 60, Muzzi 90+4

Sent-off: Giannichedda 55

starting lineups

Sereni 1 Toldo
Siviglia 2 Cordoba
A. Filippini 4 Zanetti
Zauri 5 Emre
E. Filippini 6 Zanetti
Giannichedda 9 Cruz
Rocchi 10 Adriano
Liverani 13 Ze Maria
Oddo 14 Veron
Couto 18 Kily Gonzalez
Bazzani 23 Materazzi


Casazza 15 Carini
Talamonti 7 Van Der Meyde
Dabo 11 Mihajlovic
Cesar 19 Cambiasso
Muzzi 21 Karagounis
Pandev 25 Stankovic
Seric 77 Coco