Final score

5 November 2005 20:30

Referee: Domenico Messina / Linesmen: Calcagno, Contini / Fourth official: Girardi
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50' Julio Cesar makes a comfortable catch from Oddo's deep right-wing cross.
50' It's 0-0 after an uninspiring first half at the Olimpico.
48' Firmani is forced to leave the pitch after injuring his knee in a duel with Cambiasso. Baronio replaces the Lazio midfielder.
46' Zauri takes on two opponents but Cordoba gets a tackle in and Lazio win a free kick. Cesar's cross is headed clear by Materazzi.
45' Adriano tries to direct Materazzi's acrobatic shot in at the far post, but heads wide.
45' 5 minutes of added time.
44' Superb solo move by Figo, who takes on three Lazio players then crosses. Cribari heads out for an Inter corner kick.
43' Free kick to Inter ten yards inside the Lazio half for a foul on Cambiasso by Firmani, who falls awkwardly and requires medical attention.
41' Ze Maria connects with a Pizarro ball over the Lazio defence and into the box but fails to find Martins. Lazio come straight back at Inter and Behrami shoots over.
39' Zauri whips in a cross from the left. Samuel wins a confrontation with Pandev and clears as far as Rocchi, who has a shot saved by Julio Cesar.
38' Cordoba beats Rocchi to Dabo's cross from the right and makes a headed clearance.
37' Walter Samuel replaces Sinisa Mihajlovic.
34' Inter are momentarily down to ten men as Mihajlovic leaves the pitch with what looks like a left-thigh strain.
32' Good chance for Lazio. Cesar plays a first-time cross into the box, Behrami volleys wide at the far post.
31' Cambiasso makes a headed clearance from Cesar's free kick.
30' Adriano gets between two Lazio defenders to head Figo's cross from the left over the bar.
30' Mihajlovic is booked for a foul on Pandev. The free kick is 35 metres out.
27' Martins makes a darting run on goal then plays short to Adriano, whose 20-yard shot is just wide.
26' Free kick to Inter for a Cesar foul on Ze Maria in the Nerazzurri box.
25' Rocchi is offside as he latches on to a Cesar through ball.
25' Rocchi fails to connect with Behrami's cross into the Inter box.
24' Cribari beats Martins to a Ze Maria ball to the edge of the Lazio area.
23' Adriano's cross from the left is blocked by the Lazio defence and the Biancocelesti hit Inter on the break. Pandev is tackled and Inter move straight back into their opponents' half.
23' Zauri beats Ze Maria to an Adriano pass and concedes an attacking throw-in.
21' Julio Cesar miraculously tips over Rocchi's shot from Behrami's cross. Favalli clears the resulting corner.
19' Lazio win a free kick 40 yards out on the right. Oddo's free kick goes out of play at the far post.
18' Adriano's effort is just over the Lazio bar.
17' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for a Cribari foul on Adriano.
16' Free kick to Lazio 30 yards out on the left. Oddo's curling free kick is caught by Julio Cesar.
15' In the Inter box Favalli makes a well-timed tackle on Rocchi to deny the Lazio striker a shot on goal.
14' At the other end Lazio win a free kick 40 yards out. Nothing comes of it and Inter come forward on the break. Martins shoots after a 30-yard run. Lazio block and the ball falls to Adriano, whose left-foot shot from the right edge of the box is over.
13' Cambiasso tries to direct Adriano's header from Mihajlovic's corner into the net but heads wide at the far post.
12' Martins crosses to the edge of the Lazio box from the left. The Nigerian's pass is over the head of Adriano and Zauri wins possession.
12' Oddo tackles Figo and concedes another left-wing corner.
9' Mihajlovic's outswinging corner is headed clear by Lazio.
9' Adriano's header from Cordoba's cross is high and wide.
8' Oddo tackles Figo on the left wing but the ball comes off the Portugal winger and Lazio win a goal kick.
8' Martins controls a Figo ball into the box. Siviglia intercepts and concedes a left-wing corner.
6' Cordoba wins the ball off Cesar then plays forward to Martins, who crosses from the right wing. Siviglia beats Adriano to the ball and makes a headed clearance.
6' Free kick to Lazio on the halfway line for a Mihajlovic foul.
6' Materazzi is yellow-carded for a foul from behind on Rocchi.
4' Martins plays forward to Adriano on the left. Cribari makes a sliding tackle on the Brazilian.
3' Ze Maria blocks a Pandev cross from the left.
2' Lazio win a free kick on the right wing for a Materazzi foul on Behrami.
2' Cordoba makes a headed clearance from the free kick.
1' Welcome to a rainy Stadio Olimpico for tonight's Serie A Week 11 match.
1' Tonight's match will begin after a minute's silence in memory of ex-Italy coach Ferruccio Valcareggi, who died on Wednesday.
1' Inter kick off.
1' Rocchi races on to a long ball forward but the Lazio forward is flagged offside.
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48' Figo's cross from the right comes off Cambiasso's knee and goes out for a Lazio goal kick.
48' Full time. Lazio 0 Inter 0.
47' Cribari blocks and clears a Martins ball in from the left.
46' Inzaghi is yellow-carded for fouling Inter captain Ivan Cordoba.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
44' Baronio is booked for a tactical foul on Martins.
43' Lazio win a free kick over 40 yards out on the right.
43' Julio Cesar punches clear Oddo's cross.
42' Recoba's free kick comes off the Lazio wall and goes out for a corner.
41' Ballotta gets a hand to Recoba's deflected shot from the edge of the box and Inter win a corner. The Lazio keeper punches clear the corner then Inter win a free kick for an Inzaghi foul on Pizarro.
39' Figo has a shot from the edge of the Lazio box saved by Ballotta.
38' El Chino delivers the cross, Dabo makes a headed clearance.
37' Recoba receives a short pass from Figo then sends his left-foot shot high and wide.
37' Recoba wins Inter a left-wing corner after a duel with Oddo.
35' Favalli, Cambiasso and Recoba combine on the left but Cesar brings the full-back's cross out of defence at the far side.
32' Lazio win a free kick 40 yards out on the right.
32' Oddo crosses into the Nerazzurri area, Julio Cesar punches clear.
31' Ballotta jumps and catches Figo's corner.
30' Mancini brings on Recoba for Adriano.
30' Rossi replaces Pandev with Simone Inzaghi.
29' At the far post Cesar controls Behrami's ball in from the right then has his cross saved by Julio Cesar.
29' Luis Figo tries to lob Ballotta from the edge of the Lazio area but the keeper tips over for a corner.
28' Martins combines with Cambiasso then looks for Adriano with a ball into the area, but the Brazilian has mis-read the move.
27' Baronio's cross goes out of play at the left post.
26' Cordoba makes a headed clearance from a Behrami cross.
26' Figo is booked for a foul on Behrami. Free kick to Lazio 40 yards out.
25' Behrami powers past Favalli on the right then sends a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. Fortunately for Inter there's no Lazio player on hand.
23' Martins zips round two opponents then sees his left-foot shot deflected out for a corner.
22' Adriano's effort comes back off the Lazio wall.
21' Free kick to Inter just outside the Lazio box for an Oddo foul on Figo.
20' Oba is flagged offside when he was in line with the Lazio defenders when he started his run.
20' Martins wastes a great chance to put Inter ahead. The Nigerian slips in the box before he can shoot.
19' Cribari tugs Martins' shirt as the Nigerian looks to shoot from inside the Lazio area, but ref Messina awards the Biancocelesti a free kick.
17' Cordoba concedes a left-wing corner kick. Adriano clears the cross, Cesar's follow-up shot deflects off Cambiasso for another Lazio corner. Inter clear the second corner and Martins races forward on the break.
16' Julio Cesar saves a right-foot from Zauri.
16' At the other end Martins slips in the Lazio box before he can connect with Figo's pass.
15' Rocchi creates space for a shot on the edge of the Inter area then fires over.
14' Oddo's high ball into the Inter box from a deep position is too long for Rocchi, and Julio Cesar collects.
13' Adriano is beaten to a Martins cross by Dabo, who makes a headed clearance from inside the Lazio area.
13' Materazzi tackles Rocchi just outside the Inter area to snuff out a Lazio counter-attack.
12' Oddo beats Figo to a Favalli ball down the left, brings it clear and sets up a counter-attack.
8' Figo bursts past two opponents in a central run then pokes wide from the edge of the box.
7' Cambiasso combines with Martins but is beaten to the Nigerian's return ball by Behrami.
7' Inter remain in attack. Cristiano Zanetti crosses from the right, Siviglia blocks.
5' Oddo beats Martins and Adriano to Favalli's ball in from the left and makes a headed clearance.
3' Cambiasso plays a one-two with Adriano then sends his left-foot shot wide.
2' Martins runs on to Pizarro's long ball forward then lifts it over the onrushing Ballotta but the ball goes wide.
1' Lazio get the second half under way.
1' Inter have brought on Cristiano Zanetti for Ze Maria.
1' And Lazio have replaced goalkeeper Peruzzi with Ballotta.
Ze Maria
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.7
4 shots on target 3
3 shots off target 8
19 fouls committed 18
3 corners 8
5 offsides 1
25:18 ball possession 29:25
Disciplinary situation

Cautioned: Di Canio (Lazio)
Disqualified: Veron (Inter)

Rossi v Mancini

Roberto Mancini has won all five of his matches against Delio Rossi. However, the current Lazio coach counts November as his best month, with a points per match average of 1.66 (15 wins, 13 draws and 7 defeats).

Inter goals in final 15 minutes

Together with Reggina and Livorno, Inter are one of three Serie A teams to have scored 5 goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches so far this season.

Martins decisive for Inter

Obafemi Martins' three goals for the Nerazzurri this season (2 against Lecce and Fiorentina in Serie A; 1 in Champions League qualifying against Shakhtar) have been decisive. In league and cup matches this season the Nigerian has played 710 minutes of football.

Cruz, Adriano: off the bench and in the net

Six of Inter's twenty league goals this season have been scored by Julio Cruz and Adriano in matches the two strikers came on as substitutes. El Jardinero came off the bench to score twice at Palermo, once at home to Lecce and once away to Lecce. Adriano scored twice against Roma in midweek. No other team has scored as many goals with substitutes.

Lazio: high scoring average at home

The Biancocelesti have scored twice in each of their last eight home matches. The last time Lazio failed to score in home matches at the Olimpico was last 8 May when they lost 1-0 to Udinese.

Lazio unbeaten at home since May

Lazio's last zero pointer at home was that 1-0 defeat to Udinese last 8 May. Since then the capital side have collected 5 wins and 3 draws.

wins(22) draws(29) defeats(30)
ROME - Saturday evening's Serie A Week 11 match between Lazio and Inter at the Olimpico finished in a goalless draw.

Mancini handed Sinisa Mihajlovic a place in the starting line-up after his run-out against Porto in midweek, but the Serb defender was forced off with a thigh strain after 37 minutes and was replaced by Samuel.

After a dull first half in which Adriano produced Inter's best chance, shooting just wide from 20 yards, the Nerazzurri created more than their opponents following the introduction of Cristiano Zanetti after the restart.

Minutes after he had a penalty claim turned down by match referee Messina, Obafemi Martins took on three Lazio players then slipped in the area, then had a left-foot shot deflected out for a corner.

Inter went close again in the final stages as Ballotta made vital saves from Figo and Cambiasso.


LAZIO: 1 Peruzzi (32 Ballotta 46); 22 Oddo, 13 Siviglia, 25 Cribari, 8 Zauri; 85 Behrami, 4 Firmani (3 Baronio 45+3), 6 Dabo, 10 Cesar; 19 Pandev (21 Inzaghi 75), 18 Rocchi
Subs not used: 7 Belleri, 68 Manfredini, 31 Keller, 17 Tare
Coach: Delio Rossi

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Mihajlovic (25 Samuel 37), 16 Favalli; 13 Zè Maria (6 C.Zanetti 46), 8 Pizarro, 19 Cambiasso, 7 Figo; 10 Adriano (20 Recoba 75), 30 Martins
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 4 J.Zanetti, 21 Solari, 9 Cruz
Coach: Fernando Orsi

Referee: Domenico Messina (Bergamo)

Booked: Materazzi 6, Mihajlovic 30, Figo 71, Baronio 89, Inzaghi 90+1

starting lineups

Peruzzi 12 Julio Cesar
Oddo 2 Cordoba
Siviglia 23 Materazzi
Cribari 11 Mihajlovic
Zauri 16 Favalli
Behrami 13 Ze Maria
Firmani 8 Pizarro
Dabo 19 Cambiasso
Cesar 7 Figo
Pandev 10 Adriano
Rocchi 30 Martins


Ballotta 1 Toldo
Belleri 4 Zanetti
Baronio 25 Samuel
Manfredini 6 Zanetti
Keller 21 Solari
Tare 9 Cruz
S.Inzaghi 20 Recoba