Final score

20 November 2005 20:30

36' (2nd half) Cambiasso
23' (2nd half) Figo
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Alvino, Carretta / Fourth official: Pantana
Minute Text commentary
47' Half time. Inter 0 Parma 0.
46' Bucci collects Pizarro's shot, which ricochets off the Parma wall.
46' Figo receives from Cruz and is brought down right on the edge of the Parma box. Free kick.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
44' Back at the other end Cruz has a close-range shot blocked as Inter look to finish the half with a goal.
44' Giuseppe Favalli has a shot blocked by the Gialloblu defence.
43' Simplicio has a go from 30 yards. His shot takes a deflection and Parma win a left-wing corner.
43' Parma substitute Savi's long-range shot is well over Julio Cesar's bar.
42' The visitors win an attacking throw-in on the right. Morfeo receives but is marked tightly and forced to back track.
41' Parma soak up the Nerazzurri pressure and pass the ball around in our half.
39' It's three on three as Parma attack back. Marchionni's cross from the left is caught by Julio Cesar.
39' Inter come straight back at the Gialloblu but in the box Cruz is beaten to Adriano's pass.
38' Figo's cross from the corner flag is cleared.
37' Figo's low cross from the right is deflected out for a right-wing corner.
35' Cristiano Zanetti is yellow-carded for a foul on Morfeo on the halfway line.
33' Cruz's header from Veron's cross is smothered by Bucci.
33' Parma bring on Savi for Cigarini.
32' Inter attack back and Adriano wins Inter a left-wing corner.
31' Favalli tackles Marchionni to end a Parma attack.
30' Materazzi sweeps clear Camara's cross in from the right and the Nerazzurri counter attack. Luis Figo finishes off the move with a 20-yard strike that goes high and wide.
28' Figo wins Inter a free kick on the left wing. David Pizarro's inswinging cross is headed out for a corner by Corradi.
27' Favalli's shot from 25 years is well wide of the right post.
26' Inside the Parma area Contini blocks Veron's shot from Adriano's short pass.
25' Cardone tackles Figo just outside the box to deny the Portuguese winger a shooting chance.
23' Inter remain in attack. Figo crosses from the right, Bucci punches clear.
22' Adriano shoots on target from the edge of the Parma box after receiving from Cruz. Bucci saves.
21' Adriano heads a long ball forward into the path of Cruz, but Contini intercepts and clears.
18' Cristiano 'The Hammer' Zanetti gets between Morfeo and Marchionni to snuff out a dangerous Parma attack.
17' Favalli blocks Corradi's right-foot shot from Marchionni's ball into the Inter box.
15' Giovanni Pasquale tries to take on Javier Zanetti on the left but the Nerazzurri captain shows all his experience to tackle his former team-mate.
15' Inter win a right-wing corner. Figo takes, Simplicio clears.
13' Adriano powers forward on the counter attack and is brought down by Simplicio, who is booked by referee Rocchi.
12' Parma win another free kick, this time 35 yards out, for a Favalli foul on Morfeo.
12' Cordoba makes a headed clearance from Morfeo's cross.
11' Julio Cesar pulls off a great save from Morfeo's left-foot free kick.
10' Javier Zanetti combines with Figo on the right, takes the ball to the by-line then crosses. Contini makes a headed clearance.
10' Parma counter attack and win a free kick just outside our box for a Materazzi foul on Corradi, who made a run on to Morfeo's deft through ball.
9' With his heel Contini makes an acrobatic clearance from J.Zanetti's cross from the right.
8' Contini makes a headed interception to deny Cruz a scoring chance from Cristiano Zanetti's intelligent ball into the Parma box.
7' Adriano controls a Pizarro pass but is judged to have handled the ball before he sends a left-foot drive wide of the far post.
6' The Gialloblu keeper punches clear Javier Zanetti's ball in from the right. Figo is intercepted on the edge of the Parma box before he can get a shot in.
4' Luca Bucci makes a point-blank save from Adriano, who pounces on Cruz's deflected free kick then shoots from six yards out.
3' Free kick to Inter on the edge of the Parma box for a Camara handball as Adriano receives from Veron.
2' Adriano races on to a Veron ball over the Parma defence but is flagged offside.
1' The Gialloblu kick off tonight's match.
Minute Text commentary
50' Full time. Inter beat Parma 2-0 thanks to goals from Luis Figo and Esteban Cambiasso.
47' Stankovic's left-wing corner is headed clear by Corradi.
46' Parma will finish the match in ten men as Domenico Morfeo has left the pitch with an injury.
45' Marchionni tackles Adriano to end a storming run by the Brazilian and concedes a left-wing corner.
45' 5 minutes of additional time to play.
44' Marchionni's free kick is high and wide.
43' Materazzi is booked for a foul on Morfeo. Free kick to Parma 20 yards out.
41' With the outside of his right foot Veron shoots on target. Parma block.
38' Luca Bucci is replaced by Lupatelli after injuring his hand in a collision with Adriano.
36' Bucci is quick off his line to beat Adriano to a ball. Cambiasso blocks Simplicio's clearance and lobs the Parma keeper from 20 yards. 2-0 to Inter!!!!!
35' Mancini brings on Cambiasso for Inter goalscorer Figo.
34' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out on the right for a Grella foul on C.Zanetti.
33' Favalli sweeps Morfeo's corner clear at the near post.
32' Adriano blasts high and wide from the left edge of the Parma area.
32' Parma sub Dedic shoots from 20 yards. It takes a deflection and the visitors win a left-wing corner.
31' Stankovic gets back to tackle Morfeo and end a Parma counter attack.
29' Parma bring on Dedic for Savi.
28' Adriano makes his way into the Parma box from the left and tries to chip Bucci from a tight angle but the Parma keeper catches.
28' Martins is tackled by Contini in the Parma box before the Nigerian can find space for a shot.
24' Corradi is booked for exaggerating after a confrontation with Materazzi.
23' 1-0 to Inter. Put through by Veron, Figo beats Bucci with a right-foot shot to score his first goal for the Nerazzurri.
22' Stankovic tries a right-foot shot from the distance. It's just wide.
21' Veron combines with Figo on the right then crosses. Contini sweeps clear.
20' Simplicio sidesteps Veron then unleashes a right-foot shot from 30 yards. The Brazilian's effort is wide.
19' Morfeo controls a ball on the edge of the Inter box and shoots, but it's too weak and Julio Cesar gathers.
18' At the other end Grella shoots from over 30 yards out. Julio Cesar blocks.
17' Adriano plays a one-two with Figo on the right then crosses. Stankovic makes contact with his knee but the ball goes wide of the far post.
16' Stankovic is flagged offside as he receives a forward pass from Favalli on the left.
15' Martins tries to flick J.Zanetti's long ball into the path of Adriano but fails to make aerial contact.
13' Dejan Stankovic replaces David Pizarro.
12' From 30 yards Adriano unleashes a low, left-foot shot. Bucci saves.
11' Figo controls Adriano's cross from the right but miskicks and Bucci makes an easy save.
8' Materazzi beats Corradi to Pasquale's ball in from the left and clears.
8' Grella is booked for a foul from behind on Cruz.
8' Mancini brings on Martins for Cruz.
8' Figo's cross-shot from the left is caught by Bucci.
7' Figo's inswinging cross from the left is headed clear by Cardone.
6' Javier Zanetti wins Inter a right-wing corner. Pizarro crosses, Marchionni blocks.
5' Pizarro is tackled by Simplicio as he looks for a way through the Gialloblu defence.
5' Figo takes on two on the left then whips in a cross. Parma clear.
4' Julio Cruz's cross-shot from a tight angle is saved by Luca Bucci.
3' Pizarro plays a one-two with Adriano but can't find space for a shot. The Chilean plays square to Veron, who blasts wide.
2' Cruz's flicked header from Favalli's left-wing cross is caught by Bucci at the far post.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.91
9 shots on target 5
7 shots off target 4
16 fouls committed 18
7 corners 3
7 offsides 4
32:11 ball possession 28:01
Beretta v Inter

At the San Siro on Sunday current Parma boss Mario Beretta faces Inter for the third time, with two draws from his past two matches against the Nerazzurri.


2004/05 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 2-2 1-1

Mancini v Parma

Roberto Mancini faces Parma for the twelfth time since becoming a coach, with 3 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats from the past eleven matches.


2000/01 C. Italia Fiorentina-Parma 1-1 1- 0
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Parma ---- 0- 2
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Parma 0-0 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Parma 2-3 3-0
2003/04 C. Italia Lazio-Parma 2-0 1-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-2 2-2

Mancini v Beretta

The two previous meetings between Roberto Mancini and Mario Beretta were the two draws between Inter and Chievo last season.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona 1-1 2-2

Inter invincible from 75'-90'

Inter and Juve are the two teams contesting the 2005/06 championship yet to concede a goal in the final fifteen-minute periods of matches, added time included. The positive trend continues from last season, when the Nerazzurri let in just 8 goals in the final quarter-hour periods of Serie A matches (only Udinese and Milan did better, with 6 goals conceded).

No Parma away win since August

Parma have suffered five defeats in as many Serie A away matches this season. Their last positive result on the road was on 21 August, when Gialloblu drew 1-1 with Empoli in the Coppa Italia then beat the Tuscans on penalties. Parma's last away victory was a 1-0 win at Padova in the cup a week earlier. Parma have let in at least one goal in each of their last 15 away matches (total 34 goals).

No Parma pen in 2005/06

Parma and Empoli are the only two teams to have had no penalties for or against after eleven rounds of the 2005/06 Serie A season.

Beretta's Inter memory

Mario Beretta made his coaching debut in ChievoVerona's 2-2 home draw against Inter on 11 September 2004 - the opening day of the 2004/05 season.

November record month for Cruz

Of his 44 goals in matches for Italian clubs, Argentina striker Julio Cruz has scored 7 in November - more than in any other month.

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 last month. No other team has scored as many goals with substitutes.

wins(15) draws(10) defeats(2)
MILAN - Inter beat Parma 2-0 at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium on Sunday evening and remain ten points behind Serie A leaders Juventus after twelve matches.

Luis Figo opened his Nerazzurri scoring account and Esteban Cambiasso scored the other as Inter downed the Gialloblu with two second-half goals.

Put through by Veron, Figo advanced several yards then with the outside of his right foot steered the ball past Bucci and into the far corner to give Inter a 68th-minute lead.

Esteban Cambiasso added the second a minute after coming on for Figo. The Argentine midfielder lobbed a stranded Bucci from 20 yards after the Parma keeper ventured off his line to deny Adriano a scoring chance.

Before next weekend's Serie A trip to Messina Inter take on Artmedia Bratislava in Matchday 5 of the Champions League on Wednesday, with just one point needed to qualify for the last sixteen.

INTER 2-0 PARMA (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Figo 68, Cambiasso 81

INTER (4-4-2): 12 Julio Cesar; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 16 Favalli; 8 Pizarro (5 Stankovic 58), 6 C.Zanetti, 14 Veron, 7 Figo (19 Cambiasso 80); 9 Cruz (30 Martins 53), 10 Adriano
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 21 Solari, 25 Samuel, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

PARMA (4-2-3-1): Bucci (22 Lupatelli 83); 29 Camara, 3 Cardone, 14 Contini, 33 Pasquale; 13 Grella, 30 Simplicio; 32 Marchionni, 10 Morfeo, 21 Cigarini (15 Savi 33, 18 Dedic 74); 9 Corradi
Subs not used: 6 Bolano, 17 Rossi, 24 Couto, 35 Paponi
Coach: Mario Beretta

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence)

Booked: Simplicio 13, C.Zanetti 35, Grella 53, Corradi 69, Materazzi 88

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Bucci
Zanetti 4 Cardone
Cordoba 2 Contini
Materazzi 23 Camara
Favalli 16 Pasquale
Veron 14 Grella
Pizarro 8 Simplicio
Zanetti 6 Marchionni
Figo 7 Morfeo
Adriano 10 Cigarini
Cruz 9 Corradi


Toldo 1 Lupatelli
Samuel 25 Bolano
Wome 33 Savi
Cambiasso 19 Rossi
Solari 21 Dedic
Stankovic 5 Paponi
Martins 30 Couto