Final score

21 September 2005 20:30

4' (2nd half) Samuel
Referee: Emidio Morganti / Linesmen: Griselli, Biasutto / Fourth official: Ciampi
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46' Recoba wins Inter a left-wing corner as his 30-metre shot is blocked.
46' Nothing comes of the corner and Morganti blows for half time.
45' 1 minute of injury time to play.
43' Fontana pulls off an excellent save from Julio Cruz, who receives form Stankovic in the box then shoots on target.
41' Gialloblu defender Mandelli beats Cruz to Stankovic's poked pass from the left edge of the Chievo box.
41' Great chance for Inter, but both Recoba and Stankovic fail to make contact with Luis Figo's superb cross to the six-yard box.
39' Julio Cesar smothers the ball to deny Amauri a shot from Pellissier's cross.
37' Good chance for Inter. Recoba's volley with the outside of his left foot is on target. Fontana parries at the left post and concedes a corner.
37' Fontana blocks Stankovic's header from the corner.
36' Cruz receives from Recoba, turns and fires a long-range shot wide of the right post.
34' Corner to Inter. Samuel's header from Figo's cross is wide of the right post.
34' Chievo bring on Sammarco for the injured Brighi.
31' Another headed clearance by the Inter number 23, this time from Semioli's inswinger from the right channel.
29' Materazzi beats Pellissier to Franceschini's cross in from the left and makes a headed clearance.
27' Giunti's cross goes out of play and Inter win a goal kick.
26' Foul by Samuel on Pellissier. Free kick to Chievo 45 yards out.
25' Pellissier controls on the edge of the Inter box but Samuel gets back to tackle the Chievo striker.
24' From the left flank Giunti crosses into the Nerazzurri six-yard box. Julio Cesar, who spent six months at Chievo before transferring to Inter in the summer, collects.
22' Chievo captain Lanna whips in a cross from the left. It's too long for Semioli, who was poised to crash home a far-post header.
21' Pizarro serves Figo who with the outside of his right foot crosses into the Chievo box. Fontana anticipates Cruz and collects.
18' Chievo's Brazilian player Amauri delights the home fans by dribbling two Nerazzurri players on the flank.
17' Mandelli anticipates Recoba to Stankovic's ball into the Chievo area.
15' Figo nutmegs Franceschini on the right side of the Chievo area then crosses to the far post where Stankovic heads to Cruz. The Serb is flagged offside.
13' From two yards out Cruz heads Recoba's corner over the crossbar.
12' Figo plays a one-two with Recoba then passes wide to Stankovic. The Serb's long-range shot is blocked and Inter win a right-wing corner.
10' Figo crosses and at the far post Samuel heads over on his top-flight debut for the Nerazzurri.
9' Stankovic feeds through to Favalli, whose cross is blocked and Inter win the first corner of the evening.
6' Semioli's free kick for Chievo is headed clear by Marco Materazzi.
5' Recoba receives a short pass from Pizarro then unleashes a low, left-foot shot from 30 yards. Fontana saves.
3' Moro beats Recoba to Stankovic's cross from the left and heads away from danger.
3' Ex-Inter keeper Alberto Fontana beats Cruz to Stankovic's inswinging cross as the flag goes up for offside.
2' Inter captain Recoba receives from Stankovic on the left then crosses. It's too long for Cruz and Chievo gain possession.
1' Welcome to the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona for tonight's Serie A Week 4 clash between Chievo and Inter.
1' Mancini has made a number of changes to the team that beat Lecce at the weekend. In attack it's Recoba and Cruz, with Pizarro and C.Zanetti in midfield. Samuel makes his Serie A debut for Inter after missing the first three matches due to suspension.
1' We're under way in Verona as the Nerazzurri kick off.
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50' Adriano dribbles three opponents on the left but is stopped by a fourth.
50' Morganti blows for full time. Inter beat Chievo 1-0.
49' Luciano brings down countryman Adriano on the left wing. Free kick.
48' Dejan Stankovic makes a headed clearance from Giunti's ball into the Nerazzurri box.
47' Amauri rises above the Inter defence and heads a right-wing cross wide of the left post.
46' At the far post Adriano fails to control Recoba's cross from the left.
45' 5 minutes of added time to play.
44' From the right edge of the Chievo box Adriano plays back to Pizarro, who sets up Veron. The Argentine's 20-metre shot is over.
43' Giuseppe Favalli cuts out Obinna's pass wide to Luciano, who was in acres of space on the right wing.
42' Recoba tries to lob Fontana from a tight angle but his left-foot effort finishes on the roof of the net.
39' Sammarco intercepts a Favalli pass to Adriano and sets up a Chievo counter attack.
39' Dejan Stankovic is yellow-carded for a foul on Gialloblu captain Lanna.
37' The former AC Milan midfielder is booked for a foul on Cambiasso.
36' Free kick to Chievo 35 yards out.
36' Giunti's free kick hits the Inter wall.
34' Ex-Nerazzurri winger Luciano replaces Franceschini.
31' Sammarco receives from Obinna and has a go from the distance. It's well off target.
30' Superb first-time passing move by the Nerazzurri. Recoba's final pass to Cambiasso is too long and Chievo regain possession.
28' Stankovic's backheel from Veron's corner kick is cleared off the line by Malago'.
27' Fontana blocks Recoba's insidious low shot from a diagonal position and the Nerazzurri win a corner.
25' Franceschini fouls Pizarro 40 yards out on the right flank. Free kick.
25' Obinna plays a delightful ball to Sammarco who passes square to Amauri. The Brazilian's shot is too central and Julio Cesar makes an easy save.
23' Cordoba anticipates Obinna to Mandelli's long ball upfield.
22' Mancini makes his third and final switch. Cambiasso replaces Figo.
21' Chievo win their first corner of the match.
21' Nothing comes of it and Cordoba clears at the far post.
20' Recoba receives from Adriano then blasts a left-foot shot over Fontana's bar.
20' Inter replace Cristiano Zanetti with Juan Sebastian Veron.
19' Cristiano limps to the touchline for treatment after a confrontation with Giunti.
18' Chievo bring on Obinna for Pellissier.
16' Pellissier's effort from the free kick is nothing to write home about and Inter win a goal kick.
15' The Hammer is yellow-carded for bringing down Franceschini five yards outside the Inter box.
14' Cristiano Zanetti blocks and clears Giunti's free kick played to the edge of the Inter box.
13' Mancini brings on Adriano for Cruz.
12' Figo crosses from the right. Recoba leaves it for Cruz but El Jardinero hasn't read the move and Chievo win a goal kick.
11' Pizarro is fouled by Giunti and we win a free kick 30 yards out on the right channel.
7' Alvaro Recoba's cross-shot from the right almost goes in at the far post as the Nerazzurri look to build on their lead.
6' Franceschini is booked for a foul on Figo.
5' That was Samuel's tenth Serie A goal. He scored the other nine for Roma.
4' GOOOAAALLL!!!!!!! Walter Samuel puts Inter in front at the Bentegodi with an unstoppable header from Figo's inswinger.
3' Cordoba is fouled by Amauri on the right wing. Free kick.
3' Giunti makes a headed clearance from Figo's outswinging cross.
2' Cordoba clears Pellissier's header from Giunti's left-wing free kick.
1' Chievo kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!!!!
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.3
2 shots on target 7
3 shots off target 8
11 fouls committed 20
1 corners 7
0 offsides 2
25:10 ball possession 30:17
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: D'Anna (ChievoVerona)

Pillon v Mancini

The two coaches have never met in a competitive fixture.

Chievo v Inter in Verona

In the four competitive matches between these two teams at the Bentegodi there has been 1 Chievo win (2-1, 2002/03 Serie A), 2 draws (2-2, 2001/02 Serie A; 2-2, 2004/05 Serie A) and 1 Nerazzurri victory (2-0, 2003/04, Serie A). Inter have scored in each of their Verona visits (total 7 goals).

Martins set for milestone appearance

If he plays against Chievo on Wednesday Obafemi Martins will complete a century of appearances since coming to Italy. The Nigerian has played 62 times in the Serie A, twice in the Serie C1, 11 in the Coppa Italia, 23 in European Cup competitions and once in the Italian Super Cup. He has scored 38 goals. Oba has played for Reggiana and Inter in Italy and made his competitive debut in Reggiana's 2-0 defeat at home to Como in the Serie C1 on 14 April 2001.

Double century for Cristiano Zanetti

Cristiano Zanetti will make his 200th Italian football league appearance if fielded against Chievo. The Tuscan midfielder has played 147 Serie A games and 52 matches in the Serie B. He made his debut in Fiorentina's 2-1 Serie A defeat at Foggia on 14 May 1995 and besides the Viola has played for Venezia, Reggiana, Cagliari, Roma and Inter.

Inter's 17-match scoring streak away from home

The Nerazzurri have scored at least once in each of their last 17 away matches (excluding the 2-0 Champions League defeat to AC Milan last season), scoring a total of 24 goals away from the San Siro. The last time Mancini's side failed to score on the road was on 15 January 2005 when they drew 0-0 with Reggina at the Granillo.

No Chievo draw so far this term

Chievo have collected 4 wins and 2 draws from their first six competitive matches of the 2005/06 season (3 in Serie A, 3 in Coppa Italia). The Verona-based side's last stalemate was the Serie A 0-0 draw with Roma at the Olimpico on 29 May 2005.

Pellissier climbs Chievo scorers' list

With 15 goals Sergio Pellissier is third in the all time list of Chievo scorers in the Serie A. One more goal will see him reach Marazzina in second place, but there is a long way to go to reach Federico Cossato, who is out in front with 28 goals.

Chievo: winning debut against Mancio

ChievoVerona made their top-flight debut on 26 August 2001, beating Fiorentina 2-0 at the Franchi Stadium when Roberto Mancini was Viola coach.

wins(9) draws(4) defeats(4)

starting lineups

Fontana 12 Julio Cesar
Moro 2 Cordoba
Mandelli 23 Materazzi
Malagò 25 Samuel
Lanna 16 Favalli
Semioli 7 Figo
Brighi 8 Pizarro
Giunti 6 Zanetti
Franceschini 5 Stankovic
Pellissier 9 Cruz
Amauri 20 Recoba


Squizzi 1 Toldo
Scurto 13 Ze Maria
Luciano 19 Cambiasso
Sammarco 14 Veron
Zanchetta 21 Solari
Obinna 10 Adriano
Tiribocchi 30 Martins