Final score

16 October 2005 15:00

16' (2nd half) Recoba
6' (2nd half) Cordoba
4' (2nd half) Cambiasso
19' Cruz
11' Materazzi
Referee: Pasquale Rodomonti / Linesmen: Baglioni, Farina / Fourth official: Mazzoleni
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Minute Text commentary
45' Inter lead Livorno by two goals to nil after forty-five minutes of play at the Meazza.
44' Argentine trio Cambiasso, Cruz and Solari combine as Inter attack back. The latter's cross from the left goes out of play at the far side.
43' Inrer win a left-wing corner. Recoba takes, Samuel is beaten to the ball and De Ascentis hooks clear.
42' Bakayoko has another go, this time from 30 yards out. The Ivory Coast striker pulls his shot well wide of the left post.
41' Bakayoko beats Materazzi to the ball then unleashes a low shot from inside the Inter area. Toldo saves at the near post.
40' Solari runs on to a Favalli pass then delivers a cross from the left. Grandoni blocks and clears.
36' El Chino is beaten to a Cruz cross in from the right as Inter go looking for a third goal.
35' Solari takes on Prates on the left then crosses. Cruz fails to make aerial contact and Francesco Coco sweeps clear at the far side.
34' Livorno captain Fabio Galante does well to beat Recoba to a long ball into the Tuscan area then head clear.
32' Coco takes on Cambiasso on the left then plays to Bakayoko on the edge of the Inter box. The Livorno number nine mistimes his back pass, denying Lazetic a shot on goal.
30' Prates creates space for a long-range shot then fires over the Inter bar.
28' Recoba meets Cordoba's long ball forward then loses control. Cruz wins the ball back then is tackled on the touchline. Attacking throw-in to Inter.
25' Beautiful ball by Veron to Favalli on the left. Inter work the ball to the edge of the box but Livorno regain possession.
24' At the other end Colucci beats Ze Maria to the return pass to cut out a Nerazzurri one-two with Recoba.
23' Samuel makes a sliding tackle on Morrone to cut out a Livorno attack down the right.
20' That was Julio's fifth of the season.
19' Free kick to Inter in a central position 40 yards out for a Grandoni foul on Recoba.
19' GOOOOAALLLLL!!!! EL JARDINERO!!!!. Cambiasso plays short to Recoba, who dribbles two in the box then plays wide to Favalli, who centres for Cruz to slot home Inter's second of the afternoon.
17' Cordoba ends a good Livorno passing move with a headed clearance and Donadoni's side win their first corner of the match.
14' Prates' cross is blocked by Solari, and Inter win a free kick for a foul in the area.
13' Cesar Luis Prates' free kick is blocked by the Nerazzurri wall.
13' Livorno win another free kick, this time for a Cambiasso foul on Lazetic.
12' Veron is booked for tripping Lazetic just outside our box.
11' GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!! Marco Materazzi hooks home the rebound after Veron's long-range shot is blocked.
10' Nothing comes of the free kick as the Tuscans clear.
10' Inter insist as Favalli plays a sweet through ball to Recoba. El Chino's diagonal shot is blocked and we win a corner.
9' Inter break and Santiago Solari has a low shot blocked by Amelia. We win a free kick by the left-wing corner flag.
8' Ze Maria intercepts Coco's pass to Colucci on the left and concedes an attacking throw-in.
7' Inter attack down the left. Favalli plays to Solari, who crosses. Grandoni blocks and clears.
6' Colucci looks for ex-Inter player Coco with a ball down the left flank, but Ivan Cordoba gets there first.
5' Bakayoko's fierce shot from the left edge of the Nerazzurri box is wide of the right post.
1' Nihao and welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza for this afternoon's Serie A Week 7 match.
1' We're under way as the Nerazzurri kick off.
1' Recoba has a shot blocked then Veron has his follow-up parried as Inter make an excellent start to the match. Recoba's corner is cleared.
Minute Text commentary
47' Solari spots Amelia off his line and tries unsuccessfully to lob the Livorno keeper from 45 yards.
47' Full time. Inter beat Livorno 5-0.
45' Amelia pulls off a great save from Figo, who receives Cruz's cut-back then shoots from 11 yards.
45' 2 minutes of stoppage time to play.
44' Figo puts Cruz through on goal. El Jardinero rounds Amelia but the Livorno goalkeeper grabs the ball.
43' Livorno win a free kick on the left edge of the Inter box for a Ze Maria foul on Palladino.
41' Free kick to Inter on the right wing. Figo devliers the cross, Burdisso heads over at the far post.
36' Figo skips past two and has a low shot parried by Amelia. Inter remain in attack and Solari blasts into the sidenetting after a surging run through the Livorno rearguard.
32' Grandoni blocks and clears a Luis Figo cross from the right.
30' Wome runs on to a Favalli pass. Vargas gets there first and heads out for an Inter throw-in.
28' Recoba's curling free kick is wide of the right post.
28' Pierre Wome replaces Alvaro Recoba.
27' Free kick to us just outside the Livorno box for a foul on Figo.
26' Pfertzel crosses in from the right. Ze Maria makes a headed clearance in the six-yard box and Livorno win a corner.
26' Livorno sub Pfertzel fires over from the edge of the area.
23' Mancini brings on Figo for Cordoba.
22' With the result safe, the Nerazzurri pass the ball around calmly in their own half.
21' Recoba floats a cross over to Ze Maria, who heads back to Veron. The Argentine's 25-yard volley is caught by Amelia.
21' Luis Figo is set to come on.
20' Favalli tackles Morrone in the box and concedes an attacking throw-in.
20' Ten-man Livorno replace striker Bakayoko with midfielder Passoni.
18' Emotional moments at the Meazza. The crowd applauds as Nicolas Burdisso makes his return to competitive action for Inter. Materazzi makes way for the Argentine defender.
16' EL CHINO!!!!!!!!!!! Inter captain Alvaro Recoba combines with Solari, takes on three players then slots home to make it 5-0.
15' At the other end Inter win a right-wing free kick. Recoba curls it into the area, where Vargas makes a headed clearance.
14' Bakayoko is bundled off the ball by Cordoba and the ex-Marseille striker wins Livorno a free kick.
14' Cesar Prates' free kick hits the Inter wall.
12' Cruz receives from Cambiasso on the edge of the area and appears to be brought down by Galante, but Rodomonti's whistle stays in his hand and Livorno counter attack.
10' Materazzi makes a clearance to deny Bakayoko a clear scoring chance.
6' GOOOAAALLL!!!!! Cordoba makes it 4-0 to Inter. Materazzi heads Ze Maria's corner to the far post and the Colombian directs it into the net.
5' Livorno bring on Pfertzel for Colucci.
4' Superb goal by Esteban Cambiasso!!!!!! El Cuchu latches on to Grandoni's half-clearance and beats Amelia with a low, first-time shot from the edge of the box. Inter 3 Livorno 0.
3' Amelia pulls off an incredible save from Recoba's incredible free kick.
2' Ze Maria is brought down by Coco on the edge of the Livorno box and the ex-Nerazzurri full-back is sent off.
1' Livorno kick off the second half.
1' Veron wriggles free of two players on the right wing then crosses. De Ascentis makes a headed clearance.
1' Livorno have brought on Palladino for Lazetic.
Ze Maria
Average rating 7.86
14 shots on target 1
5 shots off target 5
19 fouls committed 15
4 corners 2
2 offsides 0
28:03 ball possession 25:02
Donadoni v Inter

Livorno coach Roberto Donadoni faces Inter for the second time after last season's league defeat at the San Siro.


2004/05 Serie A Livorno-Inter ---- 0-1

Mancini v Livorno

Inter boss Roberto Mancini has collected two wins out of two against Livorno, and has yet to let in a goal against the Tuscan side.


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

Mancini v Donadoni

The only previous meeting between the two coaches was last year's Serie A match between Inter and Livorno at the Meazza.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Livorno 1-0 ----

Inter invincible at home

At home, Inter's invincibility is 425 minutes long (last 65 minutes of UCL qualifying return against Shakhtar Donetsk after Elano's 25th-minute goal, plus entire league matches against Treviso, Lecce and Fiorentina, and entire Champions League Matchday 2 tie with Rangers). Including just Serie A matches, Inter haven't let in a goal for 633 minutes (last 3 minutes of Inter 3-2 Fiorentina last 20 March after Cordoba's 87th-minute own goal plus entire matches against Cagliari, Siena, Livorno and Reggina last term and Treviso, Lecce and Fiorentina this season).

No Nerazzurri scorer against Livorno

No player in the current Inter squad has ever scored against Livorno in a competitive match during their careers. All three of Inter's goals against the Tuscans in last year's Serie A were scored by Christian Vieri.

No Donadoni draw in October

Livorno coach Roberto Donadoni has never drawn in the tenth calendar month, with 3 victories and 6 defeats in October.

Mancini one away from century of wins

With 61 victories in the Serie A, 17 in the Coppa Italia, 20 in Europe and 1 in the Italian Super Cup, Roberto Mancini has collected 99 victories in competitive matches as a coach. Mancini's first win was on 9 April 2001 when Fiorentina beat Roma 3-1 at the Franchi.

wins(15) draws(3) defeats(2)
MILAN - None of the players in the current Inter squad had ever scored against Livorno before Sunday afternoon's Serie A Week 7 match at the Meazza. But five now have as Materazzi, Cruz, Cambiasso, Cordoba and Recoba opened their scoring accounts against the Tuscans in a spectacular 5-0 victory which moves Inter up to second place in the table.

Inter stunned the Lucarelli-less Livorno with two quick goals early in the first half. On eleven minutes Materazzi turned in a rebound via Amelia and the post after Veron's shot was blocked, then eight minutes after Julio Cruz added the second and his fifth of the season with a close-range tap-in after some devastating wing play involving Cambiasso, Recoba and Favalli.

The Nerazzurri's task was made easier two minutes after the restart when ex-Inter defender Coco was dismissed for a last-man foul on Ze Maria. Esteban Cambiasso increased Inter's lead on 49 minutes with the goal of the afternoon - a cracking first-time shot from the edge of the box, then two minutes later Ivan Cordoba directed a Materazzi header over the line to make it 4-0.

Captain for the afternoon Alvaro Recoba completed the rout on 61 minutes. El Chino combined with Solari then surged past three opponents before sending a low left-foot shot past Amelia.

Inter play a friendly against Venezuela behind closed doors at the Meazza tomorrow afternoon before Wednesday's Champions League Matchday 3 trip to Porto.


Scorers: Materazzi 11, Cruz 19, Cambiasso 49, Cordoba 51, Recoba 61

INTER: 1 Toldo; 2 Cordoba (7 Figo 68), 23 Materazzi (3 Burdisso 63), 25 Samuel, 16 Favalli; 13 Zè Maria, 19 Cambiasso, 14 Veron, 21 Solari; 20 Recoba (33 Wome 73), 9 Cruz
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 8 Pizarro, 52 Belaid, 55 Maa Boumsong
Coach: Roberto Mancini

LIVORNO: 1 Amelia; 77 Grandoni, 13 Vargas, 6 Galante; 29 Cesar Prates, 4 Morrone, 15 De Ascentis, 23 Coco; 24 Colucci (7 Pfertzel 55), 17 Lazetic (20 Palladino 46); 9 Bakayoko (28 Passoni 65)
Subs not used: 19 Acerbis, 8 Centi, 69 Balleri, 79 Melara
Coach: Roberto Donadoni

Referee: Pasquale Rodomonti (Rome)

Bookings: Veron 12
Sent off: Coco 47

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Amelia
Cordoba 2 Grandoni
Materazzi 23 Vargas
Samuel 25 Galante
Ze Maria 13 Prates
Favalli 16 Morrone
Cambiasso 19 Colucci
Veron 14 Coco
Solari 21 De Ascentis
Recoba 20 Lazetic
Cruz 9 Babayoko


Julio Cesar 12 Acerbis
Burdisso 3 Pfertzel
Wome 33 Centi
Figo 7 Palladino
Pizarro 8 Passoni
Belaid 52 Balleri
Maa Boumsong 55 Melara