Final score

10 September 2005 18:00

22' (2nd half) Makinwa
5' (2nd half) Terlizzi
20' Corini
49' (2nd half) Cruz
40' (2nd half) Cruz
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Ricci / Fourth official: Gabriele
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46' From the distance Caracciolo shoots wide.
46' Half time. Palermo lead Inter 1-0 thanks to Corini's textbook free kick on 20 minutes.
45' Inter pass the ball around in the opposing half but with all ten Rosaneri outfield players back to defend there's no way through.
45' Palermo counter attack. Makinwa receives from Bonanni and glances a header wide of the right post.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Adriano powers past Grosso on the right then has a diagonal shot parried by Santoni at the near post.
42' At the other end Cordoba outpaces Makinwa to a forward pass and concedes a left-wing corner kick - Palermo's fourth of the match.
41' Santoni races off his line to beat Martins to Veron's ball into the Palermo area.
40' Grosso smashes clear a high ball into the Palermo box to deny Adriano a chance.
39' Zaccardo's looping header is caught by Julio Cesar. Palermo remain in attack and Bonanni has a low, 20-yard shot saved.
38' Palermo blocks Bonanni's left-wing cross, conceding a corner.
37' Oba receives on the left egde of the Palermo box, turns then sends his shot over.
36' Inter come back at the Sicilians and Adriano is immediately surrounded by five Rosaneri shirts as he receives a Martins cut-back. With no space to shoot Adri plays wide to Kily, whose shot is blocked.
35' Palermo attack Inter down the left. Grosso's dangerous outswinging cross requires just a touch but there's no Rosanero player on hand and we win a goal kick.
34' Kily's low ball for Martins in the Palermo box is cut out by Terlizzi.
34' From the right wing Veron crosses into the six-yard box but it's straight at Palermo keeper Santoni.
33' The Chilean midfielder devliers the cross, Caracciolo makes a headed clearance and Inter win a throw-in.
32' Free kick to us 25 yards out on the right wing for a Bonanni foul on Pizarro.
31' Superb interception by Marco Materazzi, who denies Makinwa a clear scoring chance.
28' From the corner Maikinwa heads back to Bonanni, who controls with his chest then sends his left-foot shot over.
27' Palermo cause more headaches for the Nerazzurri as Caracciolo crosses to Santana, whose shot is parried by Julio Cesar. Corner.
26' Corini's free kick falls to Zaccardo, who has his shot blocked.
25' Free kick to Palermo by the left-wing corner flag for a Ze Maria foul on Makinwa.
24' Marco Materazzi anticipates Makinwa to Bonanni's ball to the edge of the Inter box and the Nerazzurri break. Oba Martins' low shot from 25 yards swerves wide of the right post.
23' Adriano receives from Martins but Italy defender Grosso is right behind the Inter number ten and makes the tackle.
21' Santana has an immediate chance to double for the Rosanero, heading wide after Makinwa sprints past Ze Maria then delivers a left-wing cross.
20' Corini gives Palermo the lead with a stunning curling free kick that finds the top right corner.
19' Caracciolo is brought down by Cordoba after a central run on goal. The free kick is about 25 yards out.
17' Shot by Barone from 25 yards. It's well wide of the left post.
17' Bonanni sprints past Veron and Ze Maria on the left then crosses. Materazzi makes a headed clearance.
15' Ze Maria combines with Pizarro the enters the Palermo box. Del Neri's team win a goal kick after Grosso confronts the Brazilian.
14' Barone's deep cross from the right flank is way too long for Caracciolo and Julio Cesar comes off his line to collect.
13' It's end to end stuff at the Renzo Barbera as Palermo attack back. Caracciolo receives on the left edge of Julio Cesar's box then crosses. Santoni is anticipated and Inter clear.
12' Back in the Palermo half Kily is caught offside on the left wing as Inter mount an attack with Martins, Adriano and Veron.
11' Bonanni tackles Adriano in the Palermo half then plays forward for Makinwa, who is flagged offside.
9' At the other end Makinwa creates space for a shot just inside the Inter box and fires over the bar.
8' Inter are presented with a good chance to open the scoring as Veron serves Adriano, whose shot from the edge of the box is saved by Santoni. Corner.
7' Ze Maria beats Makinwa to a high cross in from the right as Palermo put the pressure on Inter.
5' Adriano takes on two players then looks for Martins but his pass is misguided and the Palermo defence intercept.
5' Palermo's reaction is immediate as Caracciolo shoots from an angled position. Julio Cesar parries and Cordoba beats Bonanni to the loose ball in the six-yard box.
3' The Nerazzurri keep possession but are forced to backtrack as Palermo keep things tight in the middle.
2' Back in the Rosanero half Pizarro plays square to Veron, whose long-range shot is disappointing.
1' Welcome to the Renzo Barbera for this afternoon's Serie A Week 2 match between Palermo and Inter. A full house is expected at the 37,000 capacity stadium for the Nerazzurri's first away trip of the domestic season.
1' Inter team news: Mancini has opted for a South American midfield of Veron, Pizarro, Kily and Cambiasso. Ze Maria comes in for injured captain Zanetti at right-back, and in attack Oba partners Adriano after missing the 3-0 home win against Treviso.
1' Palermo team news: As expected, Azzurri trio Barone, Grosso and Barzagli make Del Neri's starting line-up, with strikers Caracciolo and Makinwa to make their home debuts for the Rosanero. And for 'Ayo' Makinwa its a Nigerian derby against Martins.
1' We're under way as Palermo kick off against Inter, who are playing in their white away strip. FORZA NERAZZURRI!
1' Martins is caught offside as a forward pass by Adriano is intercepted.
1' Inter captain Cordoba sweeps clear as Palermo attack back through Caracciolo and Makinwa.
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49' Palermo hit Inter on the break. Brienza fires wide after playing a one-two with Gonzalez.
49' Julio Cruz heads home a left-wing corner to score his and Inter's second. 3-2.
49' Full time. Palermo beat Inter 3-2.
47' Figo is fouled in a central position on the edge of the Palermo box. Free kick.
47' Recoba's effort hits the Rosaneri wall.
45' Palermo sub Gonzalez sees his 20-yard shot come back off the crossbar then Santana has his follow-up shot deflected out for a corner.
45' Four minutes of injury time to play.
44' Adriano has a left-foot shot saved by Santoni at the left post and Inter win a corner.
41' Inter pull a goal back through Julio Cruz, who directs Adriano's pass over the line.
41' Brienza is booked for foul play.
39' David Pizarro's low shot from the edge of the box is just wide of the left post.
38' Adriano has a go from the distance. The Brazilian's thunderous shot flashes wide of the left post.
38' Del Neri brings on Brienza for Makinwa.
35' Veron receives from Recoba on the edge of the Sicilian area and pokes his shot wide.
35' Recoba's long-range shot finishes on the roof of the net.
34' Inter come back at Palermo with Adriano, Pizarro and Recoba but the Uruguayan is tackled.
32' Another incredible save by Julio Cesar, this time from Santana's 20-yard lob. Corner.
31' Materazzi receives in the Palermo area and volleys wide.
30' Mancini brings on Recoba for Martins.
29' Palermo win a free kick 25 yards out on the left. Cordoba makes a headed clearance from Corini's cross and it's a Rosanero corner.
27' Free kick to Inter in a central position 40 yards out for a Mutarelli foul on Adriano.
27' Adriano's low effort is cleared by Terlizzi.
26' Grosso's free kick comes off the two-man Inter wall.
25' Ze is booked for bringing down Santana on the edge of the Inter area.
24' Ze Maria intercepts Caracciolo's ball for Makinwa as Palermo look for a fourth.
23' Stephen 'Ayo' Makinwa makes it three nil with a close-range header from Santana's left-wing cross. The Nigerian celebrates with some Oba-style somersaults.
23' Inter replace Cambiasso with Cruz and the Nerazzurri switch to a 4-3-3 formation.
22' Palermo bring on Mutarelli for Italian international Barone.
20' Goalscorer Terlizzi blocks Pizarro's shot from the right edge of the Palermo box and concedes a corner.
19' At the near post Julio Cesar blocks Grosso's diagonal shot from the left flank.
18' David Pizarro plays a one-two with Martins but Santoni is quick off his line and the Chilean is denied.
17' Pizarro's attempt to feed the ball through to Adriano is foiled as Gigi Del Neri's men continue to defend in numbers.
14' Luis Figo crosses in from the right, Barzagli 'anticipates' Santoni and heads out for a corner.
12' At full stretch Materazzi beats Caracciolo to a ball on the left and flicks it back to Julio Cesar.
11' And Del Neri replaces Bonanni with Mariano Gonzalez
10' Mancini brings on Luis Figo for Cristian Kily Gonzalez.
9' Santana is booked for a foul on Kily Gonzalez. Free kick to Inter 25 yards out on the left. Veron's inswinger is caught by Santoni.
7' Juan Veron's fierce, long-range shot whizzes wide of the left post as Inter try to muster a reaction.
5' Palermo go 2-0 up through Terlizzi, who connects with Corini's corner and beats Julio Cesar with a bullet header from eight yards.
4' From the left edge of the Nerazzurri box Caracciolo volleys Corini's long-range pass on to the crossbar.
4' Julio Cesar pulls off another miraculous save, this time from Zaccardo. Corner.
2' Caracciolo's volley from 20 yards becomes an assist for Makinwa and Julio Cesar makes a superb save from the Nigerian at point-blank range.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA RAGAZZI.
Kily Gonzalez
Ze Maria
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.16
13 shots on target 6
8 shots off target 8
12 fouls committed 11
9 corners 6
3 offsides 3
26:54 ball possession 30:39
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: -
Former players: -

Disqualified: Samuel
Cautioned: -
Former players: -

Mancini v Palermo

Inter coach Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in matches against Palermo, with a win and a draw from two games - both played last season.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Palermo 1-1 2-0

Del Neri v Inter

Palermo coach Gigi Del Neri faces Inter for the ninth time, having collected 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in 8 games against the Nerazzurri.


2001/02 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 2-2 2-1
2002/03 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 2-1 1-2
2003/04 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 0-2 0-0
2004/05 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-3 0-2

Del Neri v Mancini

The current Palermo and Inter coaches have met on 7 occasions, with 2 victories apiece and 3 draws the score.


2001/02 Serie A ChievoVerona-Fiorentina ---- 2-0
2002/03 Serie A ChievoVerona-Lazio 1-1 3-2
2003/04 Serie A ChievoVerona-Lazio 0-0 0-1
2004/05 Serie A Roma-Inter 3-3 0-2

No Palermo win in 9 matches

Palermo haven't won a competitive match since their 2-1 Sicilian derby win against Messina at the Barbera last 10 April. Since then the Rosanero have collected 7 draws and 2 defeats.

Del Neri Deja vu

At the Renzo Barbera on Saturday Gigi Del Neri makes his home debut as Palermo coach against Roberto Mancini's Inter. It's a case of deja vu for Del Neri, who made his Serie A coaching debut for ChievoVerona against Mancini's Fiorentina on 26 August 2001, and won 2-0 at the Franchi.

Caracciolo & goals against Inter

Besides Del Neri, close-season signing Andrea Caracciolo is also set for his home debut for Palermo in Saturday's match against Inter. The former Brescia striker counts Inter among his favourite targets, with three goals against the Nerazzurri and Livorno, and four against Lecce. All three of Caracciolo's goals against Inter came in the 2003/04 season (1 in Brescia-Inter and 2 in Inter-Brescia).

Inter's 540-minute invincibility

The Nerazzurri have kept clean sheets in their last six league matches (against Siena, Brescia, Livorno, Sampdoria and Reggina in 2004/05 and Treviso in 2005/06) 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 - 540 competitive minutes ago.

Adriano, Materazzi prolific in September

Brazilian striker Adriano is at his most prolific in September, with 10 of his 58 Serie A goals scored in the ninth calendar month (1 in 2001/02, 3 in 2002/03, 3 in 2003/04 and 3 last season). The same goes for high-scoring defender Marco Materazzi, who has netted 6 of his 36 Italian league goals in September.

wins(10) draws(13) defeats(6)
PALERMO - Palermo beat Inter 3-2 at the Renzo Barbera on Saturday to record their first home win against the Nerazzurri since 1962.

Corini, Terlizzi and Makinwa scored in a Rosaneri-dominated encounter with Julio Cruz grabbing a late brace for Inter.

After Adriano had an early shot parried by Santoni, Eugenio Corini put Palermo ahead on 20 minutes with a textbook curling free kick into the top right corner to become the first player to score against Inter in the Serie A since Rafael's goal in last season's 2-1 defeat to the other Sicilian top-flight side Messina.

Christian Terlizzi doubled five minutes after the restart, connecting with Corini's corner to propel an unstoppable header past Julio Cesar and put Del Neri's team in the driving seat.

On 66 minutes Nigerian international Stephen Makinwa met Santana's left-wing cross at the far post and directed his header into the other corner to score on his home debut for Palermo.

Nerazzurri substitute Julio Cruz pulled one back four minutes from time with a close-range shot from Adriano's pass, then with seconds of injury time remaining rose to nod home a corner but it wasn't enough to stop Palermo ending Inter's run of six Serie A matches without defeat.


Scorers: Corini 20, Terlizzi 50, Makinwa 66, Cruz 86, 90+4

PALERMO (4-3-1-2): 1 Santoni, 2 Zaccardo, 5 Corini, 6 Bonanni (19 Gonzalez 56), 8 Barone (22 Mutarelli 67), 11 Grosso, 18 Santana, 23 Terlizzi, 26 Makinwa (10 Brienza 83), 29 Caracciolo, 43 Barzagli
Subs not used: 24 Andujar, 9 Pepe, 21 Biava, 81 Ferri
Coach: Luigi Del Neri

INTER (4-3-1-2): 12 Julio Cesar, 2 Cordoba, 8 Pizarro, 10 Adriano, 13 Zè Maria, 14 Veron, 16 Favalli, 18 Kily Gonzalez (7 Figo 55), 19 Cambiasso (9 Cruz 66), 23 Materazzi, 30 Martins (20 Recoba 75)
Subs not used: Toldo, 5 Stankovic, 6 C.Zanetti, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Paparesta (Bari)

Bookings: Santana 54, Ze Maria 70, Brienza 86

starting lineups

Santoni 12 Julio Cesar
Zaccardo 2 Cordoba
Corini 8 Pizarro
Bonanni 10 Adriano
Barone 13 Ze Maria
Grosso 14 Veron
Santana 16 Favalli
Terlizzi 18 Kily Gonzalez
Makinwa 19 Cambiasso
Caracciolo 23 Materazzi
Barzagli 30 Martins


Andujar 1 Toldo
Pepe 5 Stankovic
Brienza 6 Zanetti
Gonzalez 7 Figo
Biava 9 Cruz
Mutarelli 20 Recoba
Ferri 33 Wome