Final score

23 October 2005 15:00

37' Cruz
Referee: Daniele Tombolini / Linesmen: Niccolai, Pirondini / Fourth official: Rocchi
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48' Half time. Inter lead Udinese by a goal to nil.
47' Candela takes on Ze Maria on the left, enters the box then crosses. Walter Samuel makes a headed clearance.
47' Bertotto fires wide from 30 yards.
46' Recoba tries a one-two with Ze Maria but Mauri has read the move and intercepts.
45' Iaquinta meets Zenoni's cross into the Inter area, turns then fires a low shot on target. Julio Cesar saves.
45' 3 minutes of stoppage time to play at the end of the first half.
42' Free kick to Inter for a Iaquinta foul on Materazzi on the edge of our area.
38' That was El Jardinero's sixth goal of the season.
37' GOOOAAALLLL!!!!!! Julio Cruz takes a Veron pass past Felipe, takes advantage of a rebound off Sensini then buries his right-foot shot past De Sanctis.
36' The corner is cleared then Recoba fires his follow-up shot wide.
35' What a great effort by Pierre Wome. The Cameroonian full-back runs with the ball then sends a powerful, right-foot shot on target. De Sanctis pushes it round for a corner.
34' Marco's okay to continue and returns to the pitch.
33' Marco Materazzi requires treatment after a sliding tackle on Muntari.
31' Adriano is unable to continue. Julio Cruz replaces the Brazilian.
31' Di Natale plays his free kick to Candela, who from 25 yards sends his volley well wide of the left post.
30' Figo has a go from 25 yards but his shot is too central and De Sanctis collects.
30' Cordoba fouls Di Natale and Udinese win a free kick 20 yards out on the left flank.
29' Recoba surges past two on the left then sends a looping cross into the box. Udinese clear.
27' Iaquinta plays wide to Di Natale on the left. The Udinese striker advances to the edge of the box then unleashes a right-foot shot which finishes wide of the right post.
26' Bertotto is yellow-carded for foul play.
24' At the other end Ze Maria wins Inter a right-wing corner kick.
24' At the far post De Sanctis tips Recoba's cross out for a left-wing corner kick.
24' Recoba crosses from the left. De Sanctis tips away from the six-yard box then Muntari hooks clear.
23' Recoba is booked for not keeping his distance.
23' Pinzi plays short to Iaquinta, who blasts a low shot on target. Julio Cesar saves.
22' Iaquinta's free kick is deflected out for a corner but will have to be taken again.
21' Di Natale turns Cordoba on the left edge of the Inter box and crosses. Samuel makes a headed clearance and the Bianconeri win free kick 25 yards out as Veron goes in feet high on Candela.
20' De Sanctis beats Ze Maria to Veron's ball into the Udinese box.
19' Candela's right-foot curling free kick hits the Nerazzurri wall.
18' Free kick to Udinese in a central position 30 yards out for a Materazzi foul on Iaquinta.
16' Wome's left-wing centre is cleared by Sensini.
15' Iaquinta is flagged offside as he runs on to a through ball.
15' After receiving treatment on the touchline The Emperor comes back on.
12' Adriano remains on the ground clutching his shoulder after a confrontation with Muntari.
9' Recoba serves Veron on the edge of the Udine area. Sensini beats his compatriot to the ball and sweeps clear.
9' Cordoba is booked for fouling Candela.
8' Recoba's free kick comes off the Udinese wall. Ze Maria blasts the rebound wide of the left post.
6' Recoba combines well with Figo on the left then feeds through to Adriano, who is fouled by Bertotto and Pinzi on the edge of the box.
6' Pinzi is booked for foul play.
5' Figo's inswinger from the left is too long for Adriano and the Bianconeri regain possession.
4' On the right edge of the Udinese box Recoba takes on De Sanctis then curls a left-foot shot on target. Sensini heads off the line.
3' Samuel cuts out an Udinese attack down the middle with a well-timed tackle on Pinzi.
2' From 25 yards Di Natale volleys Iaquinta's back pass well wide of the right post.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Friuli for this afternoon's Serie A Week 8 match between Udinese and Inter.
1' Mancini has reverted to a 4-4-2 formation after the midweek defeat in Porto. Wome comes in for Favalli at left-back, with Figo on the left side of midfield and Ze Maria on the right. Recoba partners Adriano up front.
1' Inter kick off.
1' Figo receives from Recoba on the left, takes on Bertotto then crosses. Veteran defender Sensini clears.
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48' Iaquinta is booked for protesting.
48' Full time. Inter beat Udinese 1-0.
47' Julio Cesar punches clear to deny Di Michele then Wome smashes out for a throw-in as Udinese look for a late equaliser.
45' Materazzi beats Rossini to a long ball forward. Ze Maria sweeps clear.
45' 3 minutes of overtime.
44' Martins volleys wide from 25 yards out.
43' Iaquinta meets Di Michele's ball in the Inter box then fires over the bar.
42' Sensini fouls Cruz in a central position 35 yards out. Free kick.
40' Mancini brings on Cristiano Zanetti for Luis Figo.
38' Superb defending by Cordoba, who beats Di Michele to a ball in the Inter box and hooks clear.
37' Veron's free kick hits the Udine wall.
36' At the other end Pinzi's cross-shot from the left is caught by Julio Cesar.
36' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for a foul by Udinese captain Bertotto on Figo.
35' Cosmi brings on Rossini for Candela, and Udinese will now play with a 4-2-4 formation.
35' Figo's cross from the left is headed clear by Felipe.
34' Ze Maria blasts his free kick high and wide.
33' Veron is brought down by Muntari just outside the Udinese area. Free kick.
32' Figo's corner kick is caught by De Sanctis.
32' Figo races to the edge of the Udinese box from the left then passes to Cruz. Felipe gets there first and concedes a corner.
31' Veron waltzes through the Udinese defence then plays wide to Ze Maria, who crosses to the far post. Bertotto heads out for a corner to deny Figo a shot.
30' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Iaquinta's cross to deny Di Michele.
29' Veron plays a pin-point long-range pass to Martins in the Udinese box but the Nigerian pulls his shot wide of the left post.
28' Figo chests down Cruz's flicked header from Wome's long throw-in then volleys on target. De Sanctis saves.
27' Ze Maria is fouled by Muntari on the right wing after receiving from Martins.
26' Figo's dangerous inswinging cross is punched clear by De Sanctis, who is fouled by Cruz.
25' Sensini sweeps clear Wome's left-wing cross and Inter win a corner.
24' Muntari wins a duel with Veron on the left then plays forward to Di Natale, who passes to Di Michele in the area. Cordoba intercepts and clears.
23' Inter bring on Oba Martins for Recoba.
21' Luis Figo turns Bertotto on the left edge of the Udinese box then curls a right-foot shot on target. De Sanctis tips over for a corner.
20' Materazzi makes a headed clearance then blocks Muntari's long-range shot.
19' Morosini beats Recoba to Wome's cross from the left and Udinese counter attack.
17' Iaquinta has a shot blocked by Walter Samuel.
15' An inspired Recoba takes the ball to the left-wing by-line then crosses to the far post, but with no team-mate on hand Udinese win possession.
14' Inter attack back. Figo races down the left then plays to Recoba, whose left-foot shot from 25 yards is saved by De Sanctis.
13' Candela's curling free kick is on target. Julio Cesar makes a comfortable save.
12' At the other end Di Natale tries to lob Julio Cesar from 20 yards but his shot finishes wide.
12' Free kick to Udinese in a central position 30 yards out for a Samuel foul on Di Natale.
11' Figo curls a right-foot shot over the right post after a promising Inter attack down the left involving Wome and Recoba.
10' Recoba receives on the edge of the Udinese box then floats a cross into the area, but there's no Nerazzurri player on hand and De Sanctis collects.
7' Figo turns Bertotto in the Udinese area then sees his right-foot shot deflected out for a corner. Recoba's cross is caught by De Sanctis.
5' Udinese make a double substitution. Morosini and Di Michele replace Mauri and Zenoni.
3' Good chance for Inter. Recoba floats an inviting ball into the box for Ze Maria, but the Brazilian loses control of the ball and De Sanctis gathers.
2' Free kick to us ten yards inside the Udinese half for a Zenoni foul on Recoba. El Chino has a go from the distance but his shot is collected by De Sanctis.
1' Udinese get the second half under way.
1' Inter are straight into attack as Recoba wins the ball in the Udine half then plays wide to Luisi Figo, who delivers a cross from the left.
Ze Maria
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.3
5 shots on target 9
5 shots off target 7
20 fouls committed 17
0 corners 8
3 offsides 0
29:38 ball possession 25:15
Nerazzurri form in Udine

In the 37 competitive matches between Udinese and Inter in Udine there have been 10 Bianconeri victories (last one Udinese 2-1 Inter in 2002/03), 15 draws (last one Udinese 1-1 Inter in 2004/05 Serie A) and 12 Nerazzurri wins 12 (last one Udinese 0-1 Inter in 1998/99 Serie A).

Cosmi v Mancini

At the Friuli Stadium on Sunday the two coaches meet for the seventh time (3 Mancini wins, 2 draws and 1 Cosmi victory from the previous six). Mancini's first competitive match as a coach was against Cosmi (Fiorentina 2-2 Perugia) on 11 March 2001.

Five drawless teams after Week 7

Udinese and Inter are two of the five teams yet to draw a match in the 2005/06 Serie A. The other three are Juventus, Sampdoria and Reggina.

Miha, Seba & goals against Udinese

Mihajlovic and Veron both count Udinese as their favourite Serie A target. The Serb defender has scored 5 of his 61 Italian goals against the Bianconeri, while 4 of the Argentine midfielder's 28 goals for Italian clubs have come in matches against Udinese.

Adriano worry for De Sanctis

Since moving to Italy Adriano has scored more times against De Sanctis than any other keeper, with five goals against the Udinese shotstopper: 1 in Udinese-Parma (2002/03 Serie A), 1 in Parma-Udinese (2002/03 Serie A), 1 in Udinese-Parma (2003/04 Serie A) and 2 in Inter-Udinese (2004/05 Serie A).

No Inter away goal for 221'

Inter haven't scored in an away match since Walter Samuel's 49th-minute goal in the 1-0 Serie A win at ChievoVerona. The Nerazzurri are without a goal on the road for the remaining 41 minutes of that match plus the entire games against Juventus and Porto - a total of 221 minutes.

Nine Nerazzurri on target

Nine different Inter players (Cruz, Adriano, Martins, Cambiasso, Cordoba, Materazzi, Recoba, Samuel and Stankovic) have scored in the first 7 rounds of the Serie A championship - more than any other team.

Udinese behaving badly

With 22 yellow cards in 7 matches, Udinese are the most undisciplined team in the start to the season. The Bianconeri are also one of six teams to have had two players sent off so far this term. The others are Ascoli, Lecce, Livorno, Reggina and Siena.

wins(23) draws(17) defeats(11)
UDINE - Inter produced a determined display at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday to beat Udinese 1-0, Julio Cruz scoring the goal which sees the Nerazurri keeps pace with Juventus and AC Milan at the top of the table.

Roberto Mancini reverted to a 4-4-2 formation after the midweek defeat in Porto. Wome replaced Favalli at left-back, with Figo on the left side of midfield and Ze Maria on the right. Recoba started in attack with Adriano, who was forced to leave the pitch on the half hour after injuring his shoulder.

Julio Cruz replaced the Brazilian and made his mark immediately with a 37th-minute goal - his sixth of the season. El Jardinero latched on to Veron's pass, took the ball past Felipe and Sensini then buried his right-foot shot past De Sanctis.

Luis Figo had two efforts saved by De Sanctis as the Nerazzurri did more to increase their lead than Udinese did to reduce it after the restart. Obafemi Martins also went close, firing wide from an inviting position after meeting a delightful long-range pass by Veron.


Scorer: Cruz 37

UDINESE: 1 De Sanctis; 4 Bertotto, 6 Sensini, 19 Felipe; 7 Zenoni (17 Di Michele 50); 13 Pinzi, 18 Muntari, 23 Mauri (25 Morosini 50), 32 Candela (20 Rossini 80); 9 Iaquinta, 10 Di Natale
Subs not used: 12 Paoletti, 2 Zapata, 27 Motta, 39 Juarez
Coach: Serse Cosmi

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 33 Wome; 13 Ze Maria, 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 7 Figo (6 C.Zanetti 85); 20 Recoba (30 Martins 68), 10 Adriano (9 Cruz 31)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 8 Pizarro, 16 Favalli, 21 Solari
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Daniele Tombolini (Ancona)

Bookings: Pinzi 6, Cordoba 9, Recoba 23, Bertotto 26, Iaquinta 90+3

starting lineups

De Sanctis 12 Julio Cesar
Bertotto 2 Cordoba
Sensini 23 Materazzi
Zenoni 25 Samuel
Felipe 33 Wome
Muntari 13 Ze Maria
Pinzi 14 Veron
Candela 19 Cambiasso
Mauri 7 Figo
Di Natale 20 Recoba
Iaquinta 10 Adriano


Paoletti 1 Toldo
Zapata 6 Zanetti
Di Michele 8 Pizarro
Rossini 9 Cruz
Morosini 16 Favalli
Motta 21 Solari
Juarez 30 Martins