Final score

28 August 2005 15:00

34' (2nd half) Adriano
23' (2nd half) Adriano
32' Adriano
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento / Linesmen: Papi, Lanciano / Fourth official: Dattilo
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Minute Text commentary
46' Recoba's free kick hits the Treviso wall.
46' Figo misses an excellent chance to open his Nerazzurri scoring account, blasting over from 15 yards after meeting Cambiasso's cut-back.
46' Half time. Inter lead by Treviso by a goal to nil thanks to Adriano's 32nd-minute strike.
45' Free kick to Inter in a central position 25 yards out for a foul on El Cuchu Cambiasso. In the meantime Beghetto has come back on to the pitch.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Play is interrupted as Beghetto receives treatment for an injury.
43' Julio Cesar punches clear Gallo's cross.
42' Another free kick to the visitors in the same position for a Favalli foul on Beghetto.
41' Free kick to Treviso 20 yards out on the right. Pinga delivers a low cross. Favalli clears.
40' Esteban Cambiasso is booked for foul play.
40' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Gallo's outswinging free kick.
39' Superb save by Julio Cesar from Reginaldo, whose diagonal shot from the right had plenty of power in it.
39' The Nerazzurri turn on the style with a classy first-time passing move involving Recoba, Figo, Veron, Cambiasso and Stankovic.
38' Figo delights the Meazza with a roaring diagonal run from the right wing then a shot that finishes wide of the right post.
36' The Veneto side win a free kick out on the left wing. Lorenzi's header from Pinga's cross is high and wide.
35' Treviso attack back. Reginaldo plays square to compatriot Pinga, who lets the ball roll through to Emanuele Filippini, whose shot from just outside the Inter box is blocked.
34' El Chino Recoba has a 20-yard shot blocked as the Nerazzurri come looking for a second.
32' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!! Adriano puts Inter in front with a lethal left-foot finish after meeting a long ball forward from Materazzi then entering the box from the right.
31' Treviso attack back after a period of Inter pressure. Antonio Filippini's cross in from the right is headed clear by Cordoba.
30' Recoba's curling effort is on target. Handanovic gets a hand to it and tips over for a corner.
29' Veron floats a long ball into the path of Adriano, who is fouled by Lorenzi in a central position just outside the Treviso box.
27' Recoba sidesteps Lorenzi then races forward but is anticipated before he can get on a shot in.
27' Luis Figo has a deep header saved by Handanovic at the right post.
24' The cautioned player makes a headed clearance from Recoba's inswinger.
23' Luis Figo goes on a run down the right and is obstructed by Emanuele Filippini, who is promptly booked. The free kick is about 30 yards out on the right.
22' Emanuele Filippini tries a shot from 30 yards but there's no power in it and Julio Cesar makes an easy save.
20' Oooohhhhhh goes the Meazza as Recoba sees an angled shot from the left come back off the post. What a great pass by Veron to the Uruguayan.
19' Inter win a right-wing croner. Figo takes, Treviso clear.
19' Lorenzi blocks a Recoba cross from the left and Inter win an attacking throw-in.
18' Reginaldo, scorer of 11 goals last season, volleys on target from an angled position but the flag has already gone up for offside.
17' Seven Inter players get back to defend from a Treviso counter as Javier Zanetti tackles Pinga. The Nerazzurri come straight back at their opponents and Adriano has a snapshot saved by Handanovic.
15' Marco Materazzi blocks Antonio Filippini's shot as Treviso put Inter under pressure. The move continues as Galeoto takes the ball to the by-line before conceding a goal kick.
15' At the other end Javier Zanetti appears to be brought down by Pinga but no free kick is given.
15' Good chance for the Nerazzurri. From just inside the Treviso box Alvaro Recoba fires wide of the left post.
13' Treviso attack down the right. Favalli shows all his experience with a well-timed tackle on Galeoto and concedes an attacking throw-in.
12' Applause for Luis Figo, who serves Javier Zanetti with an intelligent ball to the right-wing by-line. But the pass is a touch too long and Treviso win a goal kick.
12' Inter remain in attack as Cambiasso receives from Veron then tries to put Favalli through with a backheel but fails to make clean contact with the ball.
11' Recoba meets Stankovic's cross from the left and tries an overhead kick but Handanovic collects.
9' Luis Figo gets back to anticipate Beghetto to Galeoto's ball in from the right.
8' Recoba combines with Adriano then floats a cross to the far side of the Treviso box but Dossena makes a headed clearance.
6' Treviso defender Lorenzi is lucky not to get booked for an awful challenge on Adriano as Inter move forward on the break.
5' Adriano is anticipated to Recoba's corner but the ball is half-cleared and the Brazilian has a shot blocked.
4' Free kick to Inter for a foul on Veron as the Argentine combines with Luis Figo on the right flank.
4' Galeoto blocks Favalli's left-wing cross and Inter win a corner.
3' Galeoto has a diagonal shot fom the right saved by Julio Cesar.
1' Inter's 2005/06 Serie A season starts here at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan with a Week 1 match against top-flight debutants Treviso. The teams are warming up on the pitch as the stadium continues to fill.
1' The teams are back out on the pitch and we're just minutes away from kick-off.
1' Playing in their all-white away strip, Treviso kick off their first ever Serie A match. The Nerazzurri will be attacking the Curva Nord in the first half.
Minute Text commentary
48' Julio Cruz's free kick goes inches wide of the left post.
48' Full time. Inter make the best possible start to the Serie A season with a 3-0 victory over Treviso.
47' Lorenzi is booked for bringing down Julio Cruz on the edge of the Treviso box.
46' Cruz tries a one-two with Pizarro in the Treviso box but Handanovic beats the Inter number nine to the return pass.
45' Three minutes of added time.
44' On the pitch, Antonio Filippini remains on the ground after a collision with Cruz.
43' Javier Zanetti limps off the pitch for treatment to a leg problem.
38' Figo's low shot from the edge of the box is saved by Handanovic.
36' Mancini brings on Cristiano Zanetti for Adriano, who is given a standing ovation.
34' GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! Adriano completes his hat-trick with a low shot past Handanovic. But what a move by David Pizarro who cut through the Treviso defence like butter before passing to The Emperor.
33' Galeoto sends a long-range effort from the right wing over Julio Cesar's bar.
32' Treviso replace captain Gallo with Chiappara.
30' Free kick to Inter on the halfway line for a Lorenzi foul on Cruz.
29' Superb flicked pass by Pizarro for Javier Zanetti after receiving from Figo. But the ball is a tad too long for the Inter captain and Treviso win a goal kick.
26' Mancini replaces Juan Sebastian Veron with David Pizarro.
26' Treviso keeper Handanovic beats Adriano to Figo's left-wing free kick.
25' Nerazzurri youth sector product Dellafiore is booked for a foul on Adriano.
23' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Adriano controls Stankovic's cross into the box, picks his spot then slots home from close range.
22' Inter bring on Julio Cruz for Alvaro Recoba, who is deservedly applauded by the crowd.
21' Figo receives in the Treviso half and is immediately surrounded by the same two players he made a mockery of two minutes ago. This time the Portugal international loses control of the ball.
19' Figo bamboozles E.Filippini and Dossena on the right then crosses into the middle. No Nerazzurri player is on hand.
19' Alvaro Recoba is intercepted by Lorenzi after receiving in the Treviso box with his back to goal.
17' Adriano makes aerial contact with Favalli's left-wing centre and the ball lands at the feet of Figo, who crosses back in. The ball is cleared and Favalli sees his cross-shot finish wide.
17' Treviso make a double substitution. Fava and Muntasser replace Beghetto and Pinga.
16' Veron expertly tackles Pinga to end a Treviso attack.
15' Galeoto heads Figo's right-wing cross out for a left-wing corner.
14' Treviso attack down the left. Dossena's cross-shot from the wing flashes wide of the far post.
13' The Portuguese winger floats a cross into the Treviso box. Handanovic collects.
12' Figo gets back to help out in defence with a headed clearance to deny Reginaldo a chance.
11' Figo turns Dossena on the right edge of the Treviso box and is brought down. Free kick.
11' Ooohhhh!! Recoba's curling free kick is on target and well saved by Handanovic.
10' The Meazza roars as the electronic scoreboard tells us Ascoli have taken the lead against AC Milan.
9' More good defending by Cordoba. This time he plays first-time back to Julio Cesar to deny the onrushing Beghetto.
7' Treviso go close through Beghetto, whose header from the penalty spot is wide of the right post.
6' Antonio Filippini sends a ferocious diagonal shot over the bar.
6' Excellent defending by Ivan Cordoba. The Colombian outruns Reginaldo to a forward pass and concedes a throw-in on the right.
4' Dejan Stankovic crosses in from the left. Lorenzi wins an aerial duel with Recoba and makes a headed clearance.
2' It's Argentina v Brazil as Cambiasso and Veron deny Pinga and Reginaldo space on the edge of the Inter box.
1' Inter get the second half under way. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!!
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.54
9 shots on target 3
6 shots off target 4
11 fouls committed 19
7 corners 0
5 offsides 0
34:14 ball possession 23:39
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Samuel
Cautioned: -
Former players: -

Disqualified: Cottafava
Cautioned: -
Former players: Dellafiore (1 appearance, 0 goals in competitive matches from July 2004 to January 2005)
Gallo (youth sector in 1988/89)

Mancini v Rossi, Mancini v Treviso

The Inter coach faces Ezio Rossi and Treviso in a competitive match for the first time.

Inter v Treviso

The Serie A 2005/06 Week 1 match at the Giuseppe Meazza is the first ever meeting between the two teams.

Rossi one of six Serie A debutant coaches

Treviso boss Ezio Rossi is one of six coaches set for their Serie A debuts this weekend. The others are Gregucci (Lecce), Pillon (ChievoVerona), Silva (Ascoli), Somma (Empoli) and Tesser (Cagliari).

No Treviso goal for 360 minutes

Treviso haven't scored in a competitive match for 360 minutes, since Reginaldo's goal in the 90th minute of Modena 1-1 Treviso on 5 June 2005. The Veneto club has failed to score in its three competitive fixtures since then, against Torino (Serie B regular season), Perugia (Serie B play-off semi-final first and second legs), and Manfredonia (2005/05 Coppa Italia).

Debut Serie A season for Treviso

Treviso will become the 62nd team to play Italian top-flight football when they make their Serie A debut this weekend. The last Serie A debutants were Siena, who in 2003/04 drew 2-2 with Perugia on day one. The previous two teams to make their debuts also made positive starts on the opening day of the season - ChievoVerona beat Fiorentina 2-0 in 2001/02 and Reggina drew 1-1 away to Juventus in 1999/00. The last time a Serie A novice was beaten on the opening day of the season was in 1993/94 when both Piacenza and Reggiana were beaten. Piacenza lost 3-0 away to Torino while Reggiana lost 2-1 to Inter in Milan. Treviso are the sixth team from Italy's Veneto region to play top-flight football after ChievoVerona, Padova, Venezia, Verona and Vicenza.

Inter always winners in August

The one-division Serie A championship kicks off in August for the ninth time. And in the eight previous August starts Inter have always won, with victories over: Atalanta (6-0 in 1961/62), Cremonese (2-1 in 1989/90), Reggiana (2-1 in 1993/94), Vicenza (1-0 in 1995/96), Brescia (2-1 in 1997/98), Verona (3-0 in 1999/00), Perugia (4-1 in 2001/02) and Modena (2-0 in 2003/04).

Inter looking for sixth clean sheet

The Nerazzurri kept clean sheets in their last five league matches last season. Rafael's 90th-minute effort in Messina 2-1 Inter on 1 May 2005 was the last time Mancini's men let in a Serie A goal.

Inter one of two omnipresent Serie A sides

Inter play in a one-division Serie A championship for the 74th time, and with Juventus are the only other team to have never been relegated. In the top flight the Nerazzurri have played 2392 matches, collecting 1153 wins, 693 draws and 546 defeats, with 3982 goals scored and 2482 let in. Inter have won eleven league titles since the Serie A became a one-division affair (in 1929/30, 1937/38, 1939/40, 1952/53, 1953/54, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1970/71, 1979/80 and 1988/89). Before 1929 they won two Scudettos, in 1909/10 and 1919/20.

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MILAN - Inter made the best possible start to the Serie A season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over newly promoted Treviso, with Brazilian ace Adriano grabbing all three goals.

Roberto Mancini's side dominated Treviso from start to finish as the midfield line-up of Stankovic, Cambiasso, Veron and Figo, the agility of Recoba and the power of Adriano proved too much for the Veneto outfit.

Alvaro Recoba had two good chances in the opening period, crashing a diagonal shot wide before hitting the post on 20 minutes. Adriano put Inter ahead on 32 minutes with a lethal left-foot finish after meeting a long ball forward from Materazzi then entering the box from the right, taking on Lorenzi in the process.

Making his competitive debut for Inter, Luis Figo had a chance to open his scoring account on the stroke of half time but fired over after connecting with a Cambiasso cut-back.

The Emperor doubled in the 68th minute with a close-range shot past Handanovic after controlling Stankovic's ball in from the left, then completed his hat-trick eleven minutes later with a low shot to finish off a fine solo run by substitute David Pizarro.

The Nerazzurri's next competitive fixture is away to Palermo after the international break.


Scorers: Adriano 32, 68, 79

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar, 2 Cordoba, 4 J.Zanetti, 5 Stankovic, 7 Figo, 10 Adriano (6 C.Zanetti 81), 14 Veron (8 Pizarro 71), 16 Favalli, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Recoba (9 Cruz 67), 23 Materazzi
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 13 Zè Maria, 21 Solari, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

TREVISO: 1 Handanovic, 10 Beghetto (31 Fava 62), 11 Gallo (7 Chiappara 77), 14 A. Filippini, 22 Galeoto, 24 Dossena, 25 Dellafiore, 27 Reginaldo, 28 Pinga (8 Muntasser 62), 35 Lorenzi, 75 E. Filippini
Subs not used: 34 Zancopè, 5 Parravicini, 17 Anderson, 20 Giuliatto
Coach: Ezio Rossi

Referee: Tagliavento

Bookings: E. Filippini 23, Cambiasso 40, Dellafiore 70, Lorenza 90+2

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Handanovic
Cordoba 2 Beghetto
Zanetti 4 Gallo
Stankovic 5 A.Filippini
Figo 7 Galeoto
Adriano 10 Dossena
Veron 14 Dellafiore
Favalli 16 Reginaldo
Cambiasso 19 Pinga
Recoba 20 Lorenzi
Materazzi 23 E.Filippini


Toldo 1 Zancopé
Zanetti 6 Parravicini
Pizarro 8 Chiappara
Cruz 9 Nuntasser
Ze Maria 13 Anderson
Solari 21 Giuliatto
Wome 33 Fava