Final score

2 October 2005 20:30

34' Nedved
22' Trezeguet
Referee: Gianluca Paparesta / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Ricci / Fourth official: Bertini
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50' Emerson is yellow-carded for a foul on Cambiasso.
50' Half time. Juventus lead Inter by two goals to nil.
49' Vieira storms past Samuel and into the Inter box, then crosses. Nedved fails to coordinate a shot on the turn and wastes a good chance to score.
48' Emerson makes a headed clearance from Figo's cross. Stankovic pounces on the loose ball and from the distance fires well wide of the right post.
47' Inter win a free kick by the left-wing corner flag for Blasi's foul on Martins.
46' Inter win a left-wing corner. Figo crosses to the far post, where Materazzi heads at Abbiati.
46' Ibrahimovic is unable to continue and is replaced by Alex Del Piero.
45' Pizarro lifts the ball over the Juve defence and into the path of Martins, but once again Abbiati gets there first.
45' Five minutes of stoppage time to play.
43' Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back on the pitch.
43' Vieira's header from a left-wing corner is punched clear by Julio Cesar.
42' Ibrahimovic limps to the touchline.
40' Materazzi is booked for bringing down Ibrahimovic and Juventus win another free kick in a dangerous position.
38' Martins plays a defence-splitting one-two with Adriano but is beaten to the return ball by Abbiati.
34' Pavel Nedved puts Juve 2-0 up with a curling free kick that goes in at the left post.
33' Martins sprints past Blasi on the left and appears to be brought down by the Bianconeri full-back but Paparesta gives no free kick.
33' He gives one at the other end for a Samuel foul from behind on Ibrahimovic.
32' Figo's curling free kick is on target. Abbiati punches clear. Inter maintain the initiative in attack as Stankovic crosses to Adriano. The Brazilian is intercepted and Juventus move out of defence.
31' Vieira is booked for a foul on Pizarro on the left edge of the Juve box.
30' Materazzi plays a long ball forward. But it's too long for Martins and Abbiati collects on the edge of his area.
28' Juve attack down the right. Trezeguet volleys in a cross, Ibrahimovic fails to connect and Cordoba sweeps clear.
27' Stankovic intercepts Blasi on the left then wins Inter an attacking throw-in.
27' Inter captain Cordoba is booked for a late tackle on Emerson.
26' Free kick to us on the halfway line for an Ibrahimovic foul on Materazzi.
25' Julio Cesar comes off his line and beats Ibrahimovic to Camoranesi's far-post cross.
24' Play is momentarily interrupted as Nedved needs treatment to a knock.
22' Julio Cesar parries Ibrahimovic's free kick but Trezeguet beats Cordoba to the loose ball and heads into the far corner. 1-0 to them.
21' Juve win a free kick in a central position just over 20 yards out for a Cambiasso foul on Camoranesi.
20' Ibrahimovic plays an inviting low ball into the six-yard box from the right but Vieira is too far away and the ball rolls out for an Inter goal kick.
19' Figo curls his free kick over the wall and into the six-yard box. Abbiati collects.
19' At the other end Trezeguet heads Camoranesi's pass into the arms of Julio Cesar.
18' Thuram brings down Martins on the left wing.
16' Camoranesi commits an aerial foul on Favalli just outside the Inter penalty area.
15' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Ibra's right-wing centre.
14' Adriano powers past Vieira and Emerson then squeezes between Zambrotta and Cannavaro and goes down in the box. No penalty given.
13' Juve are using the left flank more in these early minutes as Zambrotta passes to Ibrahimovic, who flicks the ball on to Nedved. Cordoba intercepts.
11' Juventus attack down the right but Materazzi ends the move with a well-timed tackle on Vieira.
10' Adriano is forced to backtrack on the left then is fouled by Emerson and it's another Nerazzurri free kick.
10' Stankovic receives from Favalli on the left then crosses into the Bianconeri box. Thuram makes a headed clearance.
9' Figo intercepts Nedved in the Inter half and sets up a counter attack.
8' Inter win a free kick 40 yards out for Thuram's foul on Adriano. Pizarro crosses, Juventus clear and come forward.
6' Free kick to Juventus in the centre circle for a Materazzi foul on Camoranesi.
5' Inter come back at Juve as Martins flies down the right. The Nigerian loses control and Thuram shields to win the Bianconeri a goal kick.
3' Nedved's effort from 25 yards is wide.
2' Juventus win a free kick in a much more dangerous position as Cordoba brings down Ibrahimovic just outside our box.
1' Welcome to the Delle Alpi in Turin for tonight's top-of-the-table 'derby d'Italia' match between Juventus and Inter.
1' Mancini makes one change from the starting eleven that faced Rangers on Wednesday. Adriano returns in attack and will partner Obafemi Martins up front, with Julio Cruz on the bench.
1' The Nerazzurri kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
1' Figo takes on Camoranesi then Emerson but the Brazilian commits a foul and Inter win a free kick just inside the Juve half.
Minute Text commentary
48' Cruz meets a long ball forward then crashes his left-foot shot wide of the left post.
48' Full time. Juventus beat Inter 2-0.
47' Favalli fouls Del Piero and is shown a yellow card.
47' Julio Cesar catches Camoranesi's cross.
46' Free kick to Juventus on the right wing for a Stankovic foul on Camoranesi.
45' Three minutes of overtime.
43' Adriano is flagged offside as he meets Recoba's floated pass to the left wing.
41' Camoranesi's cross is wide of the far post and it's an Inter goal kick.
40' Free kick to Juventus 30 yards out on the right for a Cambiasso foul on Del Piero.
39' Inter close to a goal as Martins' pass to Recoba spins off Kovac, over Abbiati and almost ends up in the back of the net.
38' Mancini brings on Ze Maria for Materazzi.
36' Del Piero's shot from the distance is over Julio Cesar's bar.
35' The Juve keeper saves Cruz's header from the corner.
34' Abbiati pulls off a great save from Martins' low shot from the edge of the box and concedes a left-wing corner.
33' Emerson wins an aerial duel with Cruz to head clear Cordoba's ball in from the right and wins a free kick for a foul by the Argentine striker.
30' Recoba crosses into the box from the left. Adriano and Martins both make headed contact with the ball before Juventus clear.
29' Recoba rushes down the left and it's three against three. Kovac blocks El Chino's cross and it's an Inter corner.
28' El Jardinero receives from Adriano outside the Juventus box then sends a right-foot shot wide of the right post.
26' On the right edge of the Juve box Recoba shields from two opponents then plays back to Adriano. The Emperor's cross is cleared by the Juve defence.
26' All four Inter strikers are on the pitch as Cruz replaces Pizarro.
24' Recoba's curling free kick is going in at the top left corner but Abbiati blocks and concedes a corner kick.
23' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for a Cannavaro foul on Adriano.
21' Martins is clearly pushed over on the edge of the Bianconeri box by Cannavaro but Paparesta ignores the protests of the Nigerian and the Inter bench.
20' Inter win a left-wing corner. Recoba crosses, Adriano is beaten to the ball and Juventus clear.
19' Vieira makes a headed clearance from Figo's cross.
19' Alvaro Recoba replaces Luis Figo.
17' Adriano is fouled by Kovac on the left edge of the Juventus box.
16' Figo takes on three in the Juve half then Camoranesi gets a tackle in and passes upfield.
15' Zalayeta comes on for the Frenchman and Juventus have therefore used up all their substitutions.
14' Trezeguet has a thigh problem and is it seems as if he is unable to continue.
12' Adriano takes the ball to the right-wing by-line then plays back into the area but there's no Nerazzurri player on hand. Juventus clear.
11' Kovac brings down Adriano in a central position 30 yards out. Free kick.
11' Not a bad effort by Adriano. The Brazilian curls his free kick over the Bianconeri wall and just over Abbiati's crossbar.
10' Del Piero is flagged offside as he runs on to Nedved's ball down the wing.
10' From the right wing Blasi whips in a cross. Materazzi heads clear.
9' Kovac makes a sliding tackle on Stankovic and concedes an attacking throw-in. Inter insist on the left channel and win another corner. Figo's cross is caught by Abbiati.
7' Figo's corner is punched clear by Abbiati. Inter remain in attack and Pizarro crosses in from the right after winning a confrontation with Emerson. Juve win possession as Adriano commits a foul in the box.
6' Inter break down the right. Cannavaro heads Favalli's cross out for a corner.
5' Good chance for the Nerazzurri as Martins heads Figo's cross inches wide of the far post.
5' Juventus bring on Robert Kovac for Lilian Thuram.
4' Inter win a left-wing corner kick.
3' On the left wing Stankovic's backheeled pass for Favalli is too long for the full-back. Thuram intercepts and clears.
2' Figo and Cordoba combine on the left. The Colombian plays square to Cambiasso, who plays a high ball wide to Figo. It's too long for the Portugal winger.
2' Martins is flagged offside as he runs on to an Adriano through ball.
1' Juventus kick off the second half.
Ze Maria
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.28
5 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 5
30 fouls committed 23
1 corners 9
3 offsides 6
27:11 ball possession 28:21
Juve v Inter in Turin

Since the Serie A became a one-division championship there have been 87 meetings between Juventus and Inter in Turin. Of those, the Bianconeri have won 58 (last one 3-0 in 2002/03 Serie A). There have been 15 draws (last one 2-2 in 2003/04 Coppa Italia) and 14 Nerazzurri wins (last one 1-0 in 2004/05 Serie A). Inter are unbeaten in their last four visits to Turin, with 3 wins and a draw

Mancini nears 100th win as coach

In the 12 meetings between the two coaches, Fabio Capello has won 5, drawn 4 and lost 3. Mancini is unbeaten in Turin since taking over as Inter coach in the summer of 2004, and after the midweek Champions League victory over Rangers is now one match away from a century of wins since becoming a coach. With Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter he has won 61 matches in the Serie A, 17 in the Coppa Italia, 20 in European competitions and 1 in the Italian Super Cup. Mancini's first victory was Fiorentina's 3-1 win at home to Roma in the Serie A on 9 April 2001, when the Giallorossi were coached by current Juve boss Fabio Capello.

The ref: Gianluca Paparesta

Gianluca Paparesta (Bari section) will take charge of Sunday evening's 'derby d'Italia'. Paparesta has already refereed the Nerazzurri once this season, and seventeen times in total, with 6 Inter victories, 4 draws and 7 defeats, the last of which was the 3-2 loss in Palermo on 10 September. At the Delle Alpi Paparesta will be assisted by Ivaldi and Ricci (linesmen) and by fourth official Bertini.

Inter unbeaten for 472 minutes

Inter haven't let in a goal since Makinwa's effort in the 68th minute of Palermo's 3-2 Serie A Week 2 victory on 10 September. The Nerazzurri net has therefore remained unperforated for 472 minutes (remaining 22 minutes of Barbera match plus entire games against Artmedia and Rangers in Champions League, and Lecce, ChievoVerona and Fiorentina in Serie A).

Adriano, Cruz & goals against Juve

Of Adriano's 77 goals since arriving in Italy, 6 have been scored against the Bianconeri: 1 in Juventus-Fiorentina (Serie A 2001/02); 1 in Juventus-Parma (Serie A 2002/03); 2 in Juventus-Inter (Coppa Italia 2003/04), 1 in Inter-Juventus (Coppa Italia 2003/04); and 1 in Inter- Juventus (Serie A 2004/05). Julio Cruz also likes scoring against Juve, with 4 goals against the Bianconeri, Lecce and Parma out of 54 Italian goals.

Oba one hundred

If he plays against Juventus Obafemi Martins will complete a century of appearances for Inter – no mean feat for the Nigeria forward, who turns 21 next month. Martins has played 63 times in the Serie A, twice in the Serie C1, 11 in the Coppa Italia, 24 in European Cup competitions and once in the Italian Super Cup. He has scored 39 goals. He made his debut in the Coppa Italia 1-0 win at Bari on 5 December 2002.

Mancini's winning bench

Inter have the second-best Serie A attack after five matches with ten goals scored. Julio Cruz has come off the bench to score three of those ten goals. Empoli are the other side to have scored three goals with subs so far this season.

Juve chasing record

Juventus are the only team in the 'three points for a win' era (since 1994/95 season) to have collected maximum points from their first five league matches. The Bianconeri are now chasing the absolute record of consecutive victories in the one-division championship, set by the Turin-based side in 1930/31 and equalled in 1985/86.

Juve & substitutions

Juventus are one of the two teams contesting the 2005/06 Serie A championship to have used the fewest number of substitutes after the first five matches. In 450 minutes of football Juve and Udinese have made 12 substitutions out of a possible 15.

Inter tough nut to crack for Juventus

Juventus have drawn just one of their last 16 competitive matches, with 13 wins and 2 defeats. That draw was a 2-2 stalemate with Livorno on 22 May 2005 when the Bianconeri clinched the title. The two defeats were both at the hands of Inter, who won 1-0 in Turin in the Serie A on 20 April and in the Italian Super Cup on 20 August. Of their last 16 matches Juventus have failed to score in these two defeats only.

wins(16) draws(19) defeats(69)
TURIN - Juventus beat Inter 2-0 at the Delle Alpi on Sunday evening to open up a six-point gap at the top of the Serie A table. The Nerazzurri slip to fourth place behind AC Milan and Fiorentina after their second defeat of the season.

Both Bianconeri goals came from set pieces, with David Trezeguet opening the scoring on 22 minutes with header into the far corner after Julio Cesar parried a powerful free kick by Ibrahimovic.

Luis Figo had a free kick punched clear by Abbiati before Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved doubled for Juventus with a curling free kick that went in at the left post. Buffon's deputy was quick off his line to twice deny Obafemi Martins and preserve the lead going into the break.

The Nigerian headed a whisker wide of the far post from Figo's corner minutes into a Nerazzurri dominated second half, during which Mancini introduced both Recoba and Cruz.

With all four strikers on the pitch Inter's attacking options multiplied but Mancini's men were kept out by a compact Bianconeri defence and an in-form Abbiati, who parried a low shot by Martins at full stretch then saved Cruz's' header from the resulting corner to stop Inter from scoring for the first time since last season's 0-0 draw with Reggina.


Scorers: Trezeguet 22, Nedved 34

JUVENTUS: 32 Abbiati; 20 Blasi, 21 Thuram (6 Kovac 50), 28 Cannavaro, 19 Zambrotta; 16 Camoranesi, 8 Emerson, 4 Vieira, 11 Nedved; 9 Ibrahimovic (10 Del Piero 45+1), 17 Trezeguet (25 Zalayeta 60)
Subs not used: 12 Chimenti, 3 Chiellini, 18 Mutu, 23 Giannichedda
Coach: Fabio Capello

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi (13 Ze Maria 83), 25 Samuel, 16 Favalli; 7 Figo (20 Recoba 64), 19 Cambiasso, 8 Pizarro (9 Cruz 71), 5 Stankovic; 10 Adriano, 30 Martins
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 18 Kily Gonzalez, 21 Solari, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Gianluca Paparesta (Bari)

Bookings: Cordoba 27, Vieira 31, Materazzi 40, Emerson 45+5, Favalli 90+2

starting lineups

Abbiati 12 Julio Cesar
Blasi 2 Cordoba
Thuram 23 Materazzi
Cannavaro 25 Samuel
Zambrotta 16 Favalli
Camoranesi 7 Figo
Emerson 19 Cambiasso
Vieira 8 Pizarro
Nedved 5 Stankovic
Ibrahimovic 10 Adriano
Trezeguet 30 Martins


Chimenti 1 Toldo
Chiellini 9 Cruz
Kovac 13 Ze Maria
Del Piero 18 Kily Gonzalez
Mutu 20 Recoba
Giannichedda 21 Solari
Zalayeta 33 Wome