Final score

29 May 2005 15:00

Referee: / Linesmen: Niccolai, Comito / Fourth official: Mazzoleni
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47' Dino Marino's 20-yard effort from Julio Cruz's short pass is wide. The young Neapolitan midfielder has certainly made an impact in this first half.
47' Half time. Inter 0-0 Reggina.
45' Dino Marino wins the ball midway inside the Reggina half then plays wide to Ze Maria, who crosses into the box. Vieri's header comes back off the crossbar.
45' Two minutes of added time to play.
44' Carlos Gamarra wins an aerial duel with Bonazzoli to deny the Reggina striker a near-range attempt on goal.
41' Giorgos Karagounis fires over the bar from the edge of the box.
41' In the meantime Franceschini requires medical attention after falling in the are before the Greek midfielder's shot.
40' Julio Cruz gets to the right-wing by-line and crosses. It's blocked and Inter win a corner.
40' At the far post Soviero tips Mihajlovic's corner clear to deny Vieri a chance.
39' Ze Maria's cross from the right is too long for Vieri and Karagounis gets to the ball on the left-wing touchline. The Greek midfielder crosses back into the area and Soviero saves.
36' Julio Cruz is intercepted by De Rosa as he receives from Ze Maria. Seconds later Cruz has a great chance to score from a Vieri pass inside the box but his close-range effort is wide.
35' Reggina break and Bonazzoli takes on Toldo on the right edge of the box before crossing into the middle. The Nerazzurri clear and Ze Maria starts off a move down the right wing.
34' Mozart tackles Karagounis as the Greek midfielder receives an intelligent pass from Dino Marino.
33' Giorgos Karagounis takes on two then plays back to Marino. The attack continues and Vieri's left-wing cross is blocked by De Rosa. Corner to Inter.
32' Franceschini anticipates Vieri to a Ze Maria pass, then sets up a counter-attack.
30' At the other end Soviero requires medical attention after a clash with Cruz.
29' Reggina win a free kick on the right wing. Esteves crosses to the far post, Mesto heads back into the middle and Franceschini heads over to waste a glorious scoring chance.
28' Bonazzoli is booked for protesting.
27' Marino dribbles an opponent then tries a one-two with Cruz, but Mozart reads the move and intercepts.
27' Bonazzoli's volley from the distance is blocked by Mihajlovic.
26' De Rosa intercepts a Ze Maria pass to Cruz and the visitors come forward.
25' Mihajlovic delivers the cross, Reggina clear and win a free kick for a Ze Maria foul on Esteves.
24' Inter win a corner as Cruz's cross from the left is blocked.
23' In the Inter box Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Mozart's long-range free kick.
23' Toldo wins an aerial duel with Franceschini and collects a right-wing cross.
22' Mozart serves Mesto, whose long-range shot is wide.
21' Emre plays a looping pass into the path of Cruz, but it's too long for the Argentine and the visitors win a goal kick.
21' Paredes unleashes a low shot from 25 yards. Toldo saves.
20' Free kick to us for a Balestri foul on Ze Maria just inside the Inter half.
19' Julio Cruz receives an Emre through ball but is flagged offside.
18' Gamarra wins the ball back for Inter after Marino is intercepted by Esteves. Inter break down the left, Karagounis crosses into the six-yard box and Reggina keeper Soviero collects.
15' Dino Marino receives from Materazzi in the Inter half and is immediately intercepted by Paredes, but the Reggina player cannot control the ball and Toldo collects.
13' It's not a fast paced match here at the San Siro as the incredible heat is obviously taking its toll on the players.
12' The Curva Nord chants the name of Burdisso, and a banner is shown saying "Burdisso, the Curva Nord is by your side in your real match".
12' And there are plenty of banners thanking Liverpool for what they did aginst our cross-city rivals on Wednesday.
10' Mesto barges past Materazzi then runs to the by-line, but can't keep the ball in play and we win a goal kick.
7' Emre is intercepted by Paredes as he lines up a shot from the edge of the box, and Reggina counter down the right.
6' Sinisa's corner is cleared by Cannarsa.
6' Mesto fouls Mihalovic on the right wing and it's another Inter free kick.
5' Inter win a free kick 40 yards out on the right. Mihajlovic's inswinger is headed over Paredes and the first corner of the match is ours.
4' From the right wing Piccolo sends a cross into the Nerazzurri box. Toldo catches.
3' Inter build up an attack and the ball is played forward to Karagounis on the right. The Greek midfielder's cross is blocked and we win an attacking throw-in.
2' Emre intercepts to cut out a Reggina attack down the right.
2' Reggina win a free kick just inside our half for a Mihajlovic foul on Piccolo.
1' Welcome to the Meazza for Inter's last match of the 2004/05 Serie A season. Roberto Mancini has named six academy players in his squad to face Reggina, and one of them, Dino Marino, will start the match in midfield.
1' We're underway as the Nerazzurri kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!
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47' Full time. Inter 0-0 Reggina.
46' Reggina bring on Missiroli for Bonazzoli.
46' Emre crosses across the face of the goal after winning a duel with Balestri. Belaid appears to be fouled before he can connect with the ball but the referee gives no penalty.
45' Karagounis sets up Ze Maria with a superb ball to the right wing. The Brazilian plays to Belaid, whose cross appears to be handled by Franceschini.
45' Emre's left-wing cross for Martins is intercepted.
45' Two minutes of added time to play.
43' Oba Martins brings the match to life with a darting run on goal. The Nigerian takes on two then has his diagonal shot blocked by Soviero.
43' From the distance Giorgos Karagounis sends a low shot wide of the left post.
41' Franceschini beats Cruz to Materazzi's floated cross and heads back to Soviero.
39' Free kick to Inter on the right as Zeytulaev handles the ball.
39' Ze Maria's cross is cleared by the Reggina defence.
38' Martins elegantly turns Balestri on the left then crosses into the box, but there's no Inter player on hand.
35' Cruz's curling free kick hits the Reggina wall.
35' Exciting young French player Tijani Belaid replaces Christian Vieri to make his first-team debut.
34' Obafemi Martins races on to Vieri through ball then attempts to lift it over Soviero form an angled position, but the Reggina keeper is well positioned and blocks.
34' Karagounis is fouled by Franceschini 25 yards out. Free kick.
33' Cruz is fouled in a central position 40 yards out. Inter take the free kick quickly and the Argentine's shot from a Vieri pass is high and wide.
30' Nakamura takes on Andreolli then plays wide to Balestri, who crosses into the box. Ze Maria makes a headed clearance.
29' Nakamura's corner kick is smashed clear by Vieri.
28' Mesto's low drive from 20 yards is deflected out for a right-wing corner kick.
28' Reggina bring on Japanese playmaker Nakamura for Esteves.
27' Vieri misreads a Martins pass. Reggina intercept and come forward on the break. Esteves' cross-shot from 20 yards is caught by Toldo.
26' Piccolo concedes an attacking throw-in on the left to deny Cruz a cross.
24' Ayroldi awards Reggina a free kick on the right edge of the Nerazzurri box for a Materazzi foul on Mesto.
24' Esteves' outswinging cross goes out of play at the far post.
22' Superb approach play by Inter. Karagounis zips past three in a central run then plays wide to Ze Maria. The Brazilian sets up Vieri, who serves Cruz. The Argentine goes down but there's no foul.
22' Reggina bring on Zeytulaev for Cannarsa.
20' Mozart's long ball forward for Bonazzoli is too long for the Reggina striker. Goal kick to Inter.
19' Mozart blocks a Karagounis cross from the right and Inter win a corner.
18' Inter replace Mihajlovic with Martins, which means it's three in attack.
18' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Esteves' left-wing cross.
17' Vieri tries a one-two with Cruz but Reggina win possession.
14' Ayroldi disallows a Vieri goal for handball. The Italian striker scored from a yard out after connecting with Materazzi's headed pass from Mihajlovic's cross.
14' The Italian striker is booked.
13' Free kick to us 35 yards out for a Piccolo foul on Karagounis.
11' Mancini brings on Marco Andreolli for Giuseppe Favalli. It's the young defender's Serie A debut.
10' Julio Cruz is fouled by Cannarsa on the left side of the Reggina box. Free kick.
10' Balestri makes an acrobatic clearance from Mihajlovic's cross.
9' Good chance for Reggina. Mesto's fierce first-time shot from Bonazzoli's cut-back is just over the bar.
8' Inter come forward and the ball is played to Karagounis on the right. The Greek midfielder cuts inside then plays square to Marino, whose cross into the box is intercepted and cleared.
7' Mesto fouls Favalli in a duel on the right wing and Inter win a free kick.
6' Mihajlovic heads back to Toldo to deny the onrushing Mesto.
5' Cruz fails to control a long ball forward by Materazzi. Franceschini wins possession and concedes an attacking throw-in on the right.
3' Emre wins the ball in midfield and looks for Vieri with a short pass but Paredes intercepts and plays back to Soviero.
1' Reggina kick off the second half.
Ze Maria
Average rating 7.07
4 shots on target 1
6 shots off target 4
14 fouls committed 20
5 corners 2
2 offsides 1
27:59 ball possession 23:31
Mazzarri v Inter

Reggina coach Mazzarri's only previous match against Inter was the goalless draw in Reggio Calabria in January 2005.


2004/05 Serie A Reggina-Inter 0-0 ----

Mancini v Reggina

Roberto Mancini faces Reggina for the sixth time as a coach. The current Inter boss has won 1, drawn 2 and lost 2 of his previous five games against the Calabrians, and has never won at home (1 draw and 1 defeat).


2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 0-1 3-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 1-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Reggina ---- 0-0

Mancini v Mazzarri

The scoreless draw at the Granillo in January is the only previous meeting between the current Inter and Reggina coaches.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Reggina ---- 0-0

Inter on course for best attack title

With 65 goals scored (two more than Juventus and Lecce), Inter are set to win the platonic award of best attack in the 2004/05 Serie A. The Nerazzurri won the same title together with Juventus in 2002/03, with 64 goals, and in the record-breaking 1988/89 Scudetto season, with 67 goals scored.

Two historic records equalled

The draw with Lazio in Week 28 was Inter's 17th of the 2004/05 Serie A campaign. The 1-1 stalemate at the Olimpico saw the Nerazzurri equal the club's record of draws in one season (set in 1991/92), and also equalled Bologna's record of draws in one 20/21-team Serie A season (set in 1948/49).

Inter on target in 10 consecutive games

Since the 1-0 defeat to AC Milan on 27 February, the Nerazzurri have scored in each of their last 11 matches (total 18 goals), and have equalled that run of 11 games between Weeks 8 and 18 when they notched 24 goals. And the Inter defence hasn't let in a goal in the league for 360 minutes (since Rafael's goal in the 90th minute of Messina 2-1 Inter on 24 April).

Nerazzurri close to record

Inter have lost just two league matches in 2004/05 (at home to AC Milan and away to Messina). If the Nerazzurri win or draw against Reggina on the final day of the season, Roberto Mancini will go down in the club's history as one of three coaches to suffer the fewest number of defeats in the one-division Serie A championship. The other two are Helenio Herrera (1964/65) and Giovanni Trapattoni (1988/89). Inter won the Scudetto on both occasions.

Bonazzoli nears Cozza record

With his goal against Lecce last Sunday, Emiliano Bonazzoli takes his tally for the Serie A season to 17, and is just two goals away from Francesco Cozza's record of 19 goals for Reggina in one Serie A campaign.

Mazzarri's golden May

According to the stats, sides coached by Walter Mazzarri perform their best in the fifth calendar month: 6 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat from 11 matches, and a points per match average of 2.

Reggina's yellow fever

With 98 bookings in 37 matches, Reggina are the most undisciplined team in the 2004/05 Serie A championship.

wins(6) draws(3) defeats(0)
MILAN - Inter and Reggina played out a 0-0 draw in the sweltering heat at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The result sees Roberto Mancini's side finish the Serie A season with just two defeats and equal records set by Helenio Herrera and Giovanni Trapattoni for the fewest losses in one campaign.

Reggina could have taken the lead on the half-hour mark when Mesto headed over from near range after Franceschini nodded a far-post cross back into the middle, while Inter's best chance of the opening forty-five fell to Christian Vieri, who headed a Ze Maria cross onto the bar after a Dino Marino interception in midfield.

Youngsters Marco Andreolli and Tijani Belaid came on for their Serie A debuts during a second half in which the Nerazzurri continued to create scoring chances. Vieri netted from close range on 59 minutes but had his effort ruled out for handball, and Obafemi Martins had two diagonal shots blocked by Reggina keeper Soviero.

The domestic championship might be over, but Inter still have two competitive fixtures still to play, with Roma at the Olimpico in the Coppa Italia final first leg on 12 June, then the return leg at the Meazza on 15 June.


INTER: 1 Toldo, 5 Emre, 9 Cruz, 11 Mihajlovic (30 Martins 63), 13 Ze Maria, 16 Favalli (49 Andreolli 56), 21 Karagounis, 23 Materazzi, 24 Gamarra, 32 Vieri (52 Belaid 80), 47 Marino
Subs not used: 15 Carini, 39 Fautario, 50 Momente', 51 Biava
Coach: Roberto Mancini

REGGINA: 8 Soviero, 2 Cannarsa (15 Zeytulaev 67), 3 Balestri, 4 Piccolo, 5 Paredes, 14 Franceschini, 20 Mesto, 21 Bonazzoli (32 Missiroli 90+1), 22 Mozart, 23 Esteves (10 Nakamura 73), 29 De Rosa
Subs not used: 1 Pavarini, 9 Borriello, 31 Cosenza, 34 Ungaro
Coach: Walter Mazzarri

Referee: Nicola Ayroldi (Molfetta section)

Bookings: Bonazzoli 27, Vieri 59

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Soviero
Emre 5 Cannarsa
Cruz 9 Balestri
Mihajlovic 11 Piccolo
Ze Maria 13 Paredes
Favalli 16 Franceschini
Karagounis 21 Mesto
Materazzi 23 Bonazzoli
Gamarra 24 Mozart
Vieri 32 Esteves
Marino 47 De Rosa


Carini 15 Pavarini
Martins 30 Borriello
Andreolli 49 Nakamura
Biava 51 Zeytulaev
Fautario 39 Cosenza
Belaid 58 Missiroli
Momentè 50 Ungaro