Final score

30 November 2005 21:00

29' (2nd half) Martins
Referee: Emidio Morganti / Linesmen: Lion, Baglioni / Fourth official: Stefanini
Minute Text commentary
45' It's 0-0 after 45 minutes of play at the Tardini.
44' Sinisa Mihajlovic's shot from a 35-yard free kick hits the Gialloblu wall.
43' From the left wing Cruz feeds through to Momente' but the flag goes up for offside.
41' Parma attack back. Cigarini's half-volley from the edge of the Innter area finishes high over Toldo's crossbar.
38' Andreolli blocks Dedic on the left edge of the Inter penalty box.
38' In the middle of the Parma penalty area Cruz fails to make contact with Martins' cross from the left.
37' It takes four Gialloblu players to snuff out a Martins counter-attack.
36' A bit of pinball at the Tardini. Rossi heads a Solari cross out for a corner. Mihajlovic takes, Corradi heads out for another corner. Sinisa takes again and this time De Lucia punches clear.
32' Toldo blocks Dedic's diagonal grasscutter from the left edge of the Nerazzurri box, made even more dangerous by the rain-soaked pitch.
30' Obafemi Martins' long-range left-foot shot is over De Lucia's crossbar.
27' De Lucia blocks a Cruz shot from outside the box as Inter attack back.
25' Dedic plays a long ball forward to Corradi, who tries a shot from just inside the Inter box. It's wide of the left post.
24' De Lucia blocks Mihajlovic's 40-yard free kick.
23' Momente' is put through on goal by Martins but Morganti stops play for a Coly foul on Cruz.
21' Toldo makes a high catch from another Pasquale ball in from the left.
18' It's end to end at the Tardini. Toldo has few problems dealing with Corradi's header from Pasquale's cross as the two former Nerazzurri players link up again.
16' De Lucia does the same at the other end to bea Martins to a long ball forward.
15' The Nerazzurri keeper comes to the edge of his box to deny Corradi a chance from Cigarini's pass.
11' Toldo is quick off his line to beat Corradi to Grella's long pass. Parma are the more attacking side in these opening minutes.
9' At the other end Toldo's opposite number De Lucia blocks a Solari ball in from the right.
8' Francesco Toldo makes an easy save from Rossi's header from a Parma corner.
6' Ex-Inter players Pasquale and Corradi combine for Parma. Toldo beats the striker to the full-back's cross from the left.
5' Cruz finds Momente' with a backheeled pass but no Nerazzurri player is on hand to convert the young striker's cross.
4' Cruz tries an acrobatic shot from Solari's cross. Coly blocks.
3' The Parma defence stops a Cruz right-foot shot from the distance.
2' Burdisso denies Dedic a chance from Camara's cross.
1' Inter's defence of the Coppa Italia starts here at the Tardini stadium with a last sixteen first leg match against Parma.
1' Of the five Inter Primavera players called up to Mancini's squad for tonight's cup clash, three are in the starting line-up: defender Marco Andreolli, midfielder Daniel Maa Boumsong and striker Matteo Momente'.
1' All matches this week will kick off five minutes late to protest against racist behaviour by fans.
1' Parma kick off.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time. Inter beat Parma 1-0 thanks to a goal from Obafemi Martins.
46' Solari fails to reach Recoba's through ball as the Nerazzurri look to add to Martins' goal.
45' Four minutes of added time to play.
43' Recoba has a shot deflected out for a corner. Mihajlovic takes, Corradi makes a headed clearance.
41' Recoba tries to lob De Lucia but the Parma keeper gets to the ball.
40' Grella's right-foot effort from outside the Nerazzurri box goes wide.
39' Three opponents close down Martins as the Nigerian forward looks for a way through on goal.
38' At the other end Corradi meets a Cigarini left-wing cross in the centre of the Inter area and heads wide.
36' Nicolas Burdisso's header from Wome's short pass causes no problems for De Lucia.
35' The Gialloblu defence clears a Mihajlovic left-wing corner. Recoba's shot from the loose ball is wide.
32' Parma keeper beats Santiago Solari to Wome's ball in from the left.
30' Inter make their final substitution: Recoba comes on for Cruz.
29' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Obafemi Martins beats De Lucia with an unstoppable header from Sinisa Mihajlovic's left-wing corner.
28' Parma bring on Bernardini for Rossi.
27' Great chance for Inter. De Lucia blocks a 20-yard left-foot shot from Martins, then the Nigerian tries to head home the rebound but the Parma keeper parries for a second time.
26' Mancini brings on Materazzi for Momente'.
24' Cruz with his head and Solari with his heel fail to direct a left-wing cross over the line.
22' Bernardo Corradi's shot on the turn is wide.
22' Roberto Mancini brings on Esteban Cambiasso for Daniel Maa Boumsong.
21' Inter close to an opening goal. De Lucia does well to tip a Cruz long-range shot round for a right-wing corner. Mihajlovic's cross-shot from the corner flag is just over the crossbar.
19' Solari's ball into space is too long for Cruz, and De Lucia gathers.
16' The Gialloblu make their second switch: on comes Cardone for Paolo Cannavaro.
14' Pierre Wome blocks substitute Paponi's shot from Corradi's pass.
12' Parma bring on Paponi for Coly.
11' Mihajlovic comes off for treatment after hurting his head in a collision with Corradi.
9' Paolo Cannavaro beats Cruz to a Solari pass played to the edge of the Parma box.
8' Savi's shot from outside the Nerazzurri box is wide of Toldo's left-hand post.
6' De Lucia deals with Burdisso's header from a Mihajlovic left-wing corner.
5' Cruz commits a foul while trying to win the ball on the edge of the Parma box.
3' Burdisso intercepts a Grella ball to Dedic, scorer of two goals for Parma in this season's Coppa Italia.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Maa Boumsong
Average rating 7.06
2 shots on target 8
5 shots off target 2
10 fouls committed 10
2 corners 8
2 offsides 2
00 ball possession 00
The ref: Emidio Morganti

In six Parma matches refereed by Morganti the Gialloblu have won 2 (4-3 at home to Brescia in 2002/03 Serie A; 3-1 home win against ChievoVerona in 2003/04 Serie A), drawn 2 (1-1 at home to Lazio 2003/04 Coppa Italia; 2-2 away to Inter in 2004/05 Serie A) and lost 2 (0-4 at Udinese in 2004/05 Serie A; 1-4 at Fiorentina this season). Inter have never lost in matches refereed by Morganti, with 1 win (1-0 away to ChievoVerona this season) and 1 draw (2-2 at home to Parma in 2004/05 Serie A).

Beretta v Mancini

Inter coach Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in matches against Mario Beretta, with 2 draws and a win.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona 1-1 2-2
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0

Mancini v Parma

Roberto Mancini faces Parma for the thirteenth time since becoming a coach, with 4 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats from the past twelve 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
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0

Disciplinary situation

Bolano (Parma) and Pizarro (Inter) are both disqualified for Wednesday's cup clash at the Tardini. From the Coppa Italia last sixteen stage players are cautioned after picking up one booking and automatically disqualified for one match after two yellow cards. There are, therefore, no players on cautions for the cup round of sixteen as all catuions from the previous rounds are cancelled.

Inter unbeaten away in cup since Dec 2002

Inter's last Coppa Italia defeat away from home was a 1-0 reverse at Bari on 5 December 2002. Since then the Nerazzurri have notched 3 cup wins and 4 draws on the road.

Inter on target for 11 consecutive cup matches

The Nerazzurri have scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 Coppa Italia matches (total 24 goals). Inter last failed to score in the cup on 13 January 2004 when they drew 0-0 at Udinese.

Nerazzurri unbeaten in 14 Coppa matches

Inter's last Coppa Italia defeat was the 2-1 home loss to Bari on 19 December 2002. The Nerazzurri have won 9 and drawn 5 of the 14 domestic cup matches played since then, and are now six positive results away from their record run of 20 Coppa Italia matches without defeat between May 1986 and April 1988.

No home cup win for Parma since Oct 2002

The last time Parma won a Coppa Italia match at the Tardini was on 23 October 2002 when they beat Vicenza 2-1 after extra time. Since then the Gialloblu have played three home cup matches, collecting 1 draw and 2 defeats.

Parma prolific at home

Parma have scored in all seven home matches played so far this season (total 8 goals). The last time the Gialloblu failed to score at the Tardini was in the 1-0 Serie A play-off first leg defeat to Bologna.

Parma's path in Coppa

In this year's Coppa Italia Parma beat Cavese 1-0 away in the first round then Padova away by the same score in round two, with both goals scored by Dedic. In the third round the Gialloblu knocked out Empoli, winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time. Fabio Simplicio scored Parma's goal against the Tuscans.

wins(3) draws(1) defeats(2)

starting lineups

De Lucia 1 Toldo
Coly 49 Andreolli
Cannavaro 3 Burdisso
Rossi 11 Mihajlovic
Pasquale 33 Wome
Cigarini 21 Solari
Grella 6 Zanetti
Camara 55 Maa Boumsong
Savi 44 Momentè
Dedic 9 Cruz
Corradi 30 Martins


Lupatelli 22 Orlandoni
Cardone 4 Zanetti
Mandorlini 23 Materazzi
Simplicio 51 Bonucci
Bernardini 19 Cambiasso
Morfeo 52 Belaid
Paponi 20 Recoba