Final score

18 December 2005 15:00

47' (2nd half) Pizarro
40' Adriano
15' Martins
2' Cordoba
Referee: Paolo Bertini / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Strocchia / Fourth official: Mazzoleni
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46' Adriano's free kick is way over Pavarini's crossbar, but we're not complaining.
46' Inter lead Reggina 3-0 after the first half at the Granillo.
45' Lauro is booked for a foul on Figo and Inter win a free kick 30 yards out.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
44' Martins beats the offside trap this time as he races down the right then crosses for Figo. Lucarelli beats Luis to the ball and concedes a right-wing corner kick.
44' The corner is cleared as far as Favalli, who plays back into the box. Pavarini collects.
43' Oba is flagged offside as he runs to meet an Adriano pass.
40' GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!! Adriano makes it 3-0 with a left-foot shot past Pavarini after some excellent approach play by Luis Figo.
40' That was Adriano's fourteenth in all competitions this season and ninth in the Serie A.
39' Stankovic's looping header from Veron's cross is over the Reggina bar.
38' Modesto's shot from outside the area is deflected out for a right-wing corner.
38' Tedesco's fierce long-range shot is expertly tipped over for a corner by Julio Cesar.
37' Dejan Stankovic is booked for tripping Tedesco.
36' De Rosa beats Adriano to Cambiasso's long-range pass and sets up a Reggina counter attack.
36' Tedesco crosses from the left, Julio Cesar gathers.
35' Cordoba wins a free kick for a late tackle on the Colombian by Lucarelli.
34' Lauro commits another foul on the Brazilian striker and is lucky not to get a booking.
33' Lauro pushes Adriano over in the centre circle. Free kick to the Nerazzurri.
32' The pace has dropped somewhat after a frenetic opening period at the Granillo.
31' Cozza's cross is cleared as far as Modesto, who plays into the area. Lucarelli's effort is wayward.
30' Paredes makes another headed clearance, this time from Brujita's corner kick.
30' Reggina win a right-wing corner kick.
29' Paredes heads out Veron's left-wing cross for an Inter corner.
27' Julio Cesar makes a comfortable save from Cozza's free kick.
26' At the other end Reggina win a free kick 35 yards out.
25' Veron's stunning corner kick taken with the outside of his right foot hits the near post. Cambiasso's effort from the rebound is blocked.
24' Stankovic receives a forward pass from Adriano then sends a low shot on target from just inside the box. Pavarini parries with his feet.
24' Luis Figo's first-time cross from the right is blocked by Lucarelli. Corner.
23' Vigiani's cross from the right is caught by Julio Cesar at the near post.
22' De Rosa's backward header from Stankovic's cross is caught by Pavarini.
21' Cozza plays a short corner then from the return ball sends an inswinging cross into the six-yard box. No Reggina player manages to connect for what would have been a certain goal.
20' Javier Zanetti stabs Mesto's cross out for a corner, with Modesto lying in wait.
19' Adriano tries a one-two with Figo on the right edge of the Reggina area but the Nerazzurri number seven misreads the move.
16' Oba's close-range header was his sixth goal in all competitions this season.
15' Dejan Stankovic sends a blistering 25-yard shot on target. Pavarini punches clear.
15' OBAGOL!!!!!!!!! Obafemi Martins heads in Figo's first-time cross from the right.
14' Luis Figo makes a diagonal run in from the right but can't find a way past four red shirts. The Portuguese winger receives again on the right and crosses, but Lauro blocks and concedes an attacking throw-in.
12' De Rosa does well to beat Adriano to Samuel's long ball forward and deny the Brazilian a clear route through on goal.
12' Adriano has a go from 30 yards but his low effort is well wide of the right post.
10' Javier Zanetti blocks a Lucarelli cross from the left and Reggina win their first corner of this Week 16 fixture.
10' Nothing comes of the corner as Lauro fails to make clean contact in the middle of the area.
9' Lucarelli intercepts Adriano and serves Mesto, who fires high and wide.
8' The Nerazzurri win a second corner after Mesto clears Veron's cross.
8' Adriano's header from Veron's cross is saved by Pavarini at the back post.
7' Cozza smashes clear Veron's left-wing corner kick.
7' Inter close again through Veron, whose low shot from the edge of the box is turned round for a corner by Pavarini.
6' A good chance for Inter. Javier Zanetti combines with Figo on the right then crosses to Adriano, whose header is tipped over by Pavarini and Inter win their first corner of the match.
6' Lucarelli's first-time from from Biondini's right-wing cross is wide.
5' The Nerazzurri defence holds tight as Reggina look for an immediate equaliser.
5' Martins counter attacks for Inter and plays short to Adriano, who is intercepted.
4' Samuel brings down Vigiani from behind and Reggina win a free kick, but the Calabrians fail to capitalise.
3' That was Ivan Ramiro's third Serie A goal this season. The other two came against Livorno and Sampdoria.
2' Free kick to Inter on the left wing for a foul on Favalli.
2' GOOAAAALLLL!!! Pavarini fails to hold Veron's inswinging free kick and Cordoba slots home the loose ball.
1' Welcome to the Granillo stadium in Reggio Calabria for this afternoon's Serie A Week 16 clash between Reggina and Inter.
1' Roberto Mancini keeps faith with the starting line-up that went on to beat AC Milan 3-2 in last Sunday's 263rd derby.
1' Reggina kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!!
1' Inter win a free kick just inside the Reggina half as Modesto handles a Stankovic pass.
1' Favalli whips in a cross from the left flank, Lauro makes a headed clearance.
Minute Text commentary
47' GOOAAAALLL!! David Pizarro receives from Figo, rounds Pavarini then shoots into an open goal to make it 4-0 on the stroke of full time.
47' Full time. Inter beat Reggina 4-0 thanks to goals from Cordoba, Martins, Adriano and Pizarro.
45' 2 minutes of overtime.
44' Figo smashes a diagonal shot into the side-netting.
42' Recoba's thunderous left-foot shot from 30 yards is wide of the left post.
40' Figo takes the ball to the right-wing by-line then crosses to Adriano, whose header is high and Pavarini collects.
39' At the other end Inter go close to a fourth goal. Adriano enters the box from the right and plays across the face of the six-yard box but it's too long for Recoba.
38' Cordoba clears a Carobbio shot from the distance.
37' Paredes' effort from the middle of the Inter box is well wide.
34' Mancini brings on Recoba for Martins.
31' Veron's corner is headed wide by Samuel.
30' Figo and Adriano try a one-two on the edge of the Reggina box but the Inter number seven fails to reach the return ball.
25' Pizarro plays forward to Veron, who fires a right-foot shot inches wide of the left post.
23' Nicola Amoruso's low shot from the edge of the Inter box is easily saved by Julio Cesar.
22' Tedesco is booked for foul play.
21' Wonderful play by Martins, who with a mix of skill and pace dummies Lauro on the right-wing by-line then races into the box before shooting at the near post. Pavarini saves.
19' Adriano receives from Martins then from inside the Reggina area sends a low, left-foot shot just wide of the far post.
19' Roberto Mancini brings on David Pizarro for Dejan Stankovic.
18' Cordoba makes a headed clearance from Cozza's cross.
17' Walter Mazzarri brings on Amoruso for Vigiani.
15' Biondini beats Adriano to Martins' right-wing cross and heads to safety.
14' Cozza's free kick is over the wall and Julio Cesar's bar.
13' Ivan Cordoba is booked for bringing down Modesto during a run on goal. The Colombian will therefore miss the midweek home match against Empoli.
12' Lanzaro's near-post header from Cozza's corner kick is well saved by Julio Cesar.
11' Esteban Cambiasso rises to beat Cozza to a left-wing cross and concedes a corner.
10' Ooohhhhh!!! Luis Figo storms down the middle then fires a right-foot shot on to the crossbar from 20 yards.
10' Reggina bring on Carobbio for De Rosa.
9' Bertini books Cambiasso for a foul from behind on Tedesco.
8' Adriano is tackled by Biondini on the left wing after receiving from Martins.
7' Free kick to Reggina 40 yards out for a foul by Veron. Cozza's right-foot shot hits the Inter wall.
5' Nothing comes of the free kick as Reggina defend well to deny Cordoba and Martins.
4' Free kick to Inter on the left channel for a foul on Martins.
2' Lauro makes a headed clearance from Obafemi Martins' cross in from the left.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Burdisso comes on for Stankovic.
1' Biondini replaces Mesto.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.81
2 shots on target 3
7 shots off target 10
9 fouls committed 13
7 corners 7
2 offsides 3
27:45 ball possession 35:27
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Franceschini (Reggina) Cautioned: Cozza, Mesto (Reggina); Cordoba, Favalli, Veron, C.Zanetti (Inter)

Reggina v Inter

Reggina have won 1 (last win 2-1 on opening day in 2001/01), drawn 2 (last draw 0-0 in 2004/05) and lost 3 (last defeat 2-0 in 2003/04) of their 6 competitive home Serie A matches against Inter

Mazzarri v Mancini

The three past meetings between Mazzarri and Mancini have produced three goalless draws. But December, like August and April, is traditionally a good month for Nerazzurri boss Mancini, who boasts a points per match average of 2. In 17 twelfth calendar month matches Mancini has collected 10 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats.

The ref: Paolo Bertini (Arezzo section)

Bertini with Reggina

Reggina-Lucchese 2-1 (Serie B 1998/99)
Reggina-Verona 0-0 (Serie B 1998/99)
Reggina-Ternana 1-1 (Serie B 1998/99)
Perugia-Reggina 2-1 (Serie A 1999/00)
Reggina-Torino 2-1 (Serie A 1999/00)
Fiorentina-Reggina 2-1 (Serie A 2000/01)
Udinese-Reggina 3-0 (Serie A 2000/01)
Cosenza-Reggina 0-1 (Serie B 2001/02)
Sampdoria-Reggina 0-0 (Serie B 2001/02)
Brescia-Reggina 4-4 (Serie A 2003/04)
Perugia-Reggina 0-0 (Serie A 2003/04)
Reggina-Empoli 2-0 (Serie A 2003/04)
Juventus-Reggina 1-0 (Serie A 2003/04)
Siena-Reggina 0-0 (Serie A 2003/04)
Atalanta-Reggina 0-1 (Serie A 2004/05)
Livorno-Reggina 1-0 (Serie A 2005/06)

Bertini with Inter

Inter-Brescia 0-0 (Serie A 2000/01)
Udinese-Inter 2-1 (C. Italia 2001/02)
Inter-Torino 1-0 (Serie A 2002/03)
Inter-Atalanta 1-0 (Serie A 2002/03)
Perugia-Inter 4-1 (Serie A 2002/03)
Parma-Inter 1-0 (Serie A 2003/04)
Juventus-Inter 2-2 (C. Italia 2003/04)
Inter-Palermo 1-1 (Serie A 2004/05)
Roma-Inter 3-3 (Serie A 2004/05)
Inter-Sampdoria 3-2 (Serie A 2004/05)
Inter-Fiorentina 3-2 (Serie A 2004/05)
Cagliari-Inter 1-1 (C. Italia 2004/05)

Reggina victories 5
Inter victories 4

Reggina draws 6
Inter draws 5

Reggina defeats 5
Inter defeats 5

Positive four-match run for Reggina

Against Inter at the Granillo Reggina will be looking for their fifth positive result after victories over Cagliari and Parma, and draws at Siena and Ascoli.

No Reggina home draw in 2005/06

With 5 wins and 3 defeats at the Granillo, Reggina have yet to draw a Serie A match this season. Their last stalemate at home was a 2-2 with Lecce on 22 May 2005.

Inter prolific with subs

Of Inter's 28 Serie A goals in 2005/06, 7 have been scored by substitutes: Cruz (4), Adriano (2) and Cambiasso (1). No other team has scored as many goals with subs this season.

Double-figure wins for Inter

The Nerazzurri are unbeaten in their last ten matches, with 7 victories and 3 draws in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League fixtures. Inter's last defeat was the 3-2 home loss to Roma on 26 October.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)
REGGIO CALABRIA - Inter followed up last week's Milan derby victory with an emphatic 4-0 win against Reggina at the Granillo to close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to eight points with one match to go until the Christmas break.

Roberto Mancini stuck with the starting line-up that beat Milan 3-2 last Sunday, and the Nerazzurri obliged as Cordoba, Martins, Adriano and Pizarro scored in a devastating display to extend Inter's unbeaten run to eleven matches.

Cordoba opened the scoring with Inter's fastest goal of the season in the second minute, slotting a loose ball past Pavarini after the Reggina keeper punched clear a Veron inswinger.

Thirteen minutes after the Colombian defender's third league goal this term Obafemi Martins added Inter's second and his sixth of the season with an unstoppable header from Figo's first-time ball in from the right.

Derby hero Adriano made the result safe five minutes before the break with his ninth Serie A 2005/06 effort, a precise left-foot shot after some excellent approach play by Luis Figo.

The Portguese winger, who went close to adding to the lead after the restart when his blistering right-foot shot from 20 yards shaved the Reggina crossbar, created Inter's fourth with his third assist of the game when in the second minute of overtime he put Pizarro through on goal. The Chilean midfielder rounded Pavarini then lifted the ball over the Reggina custodian to net his first Serie A goal for the Nerazzurri.


Scorers: Cordoba 2, Martins 15, Adriano 40, Pizarro 90+2

REGGINA: 99 Pavarini; 53 Lauro, 55 Lanzaro, 29 De Rosa (22 Carobbio 55), 13 A. Lucarelli; 20 Mesto (8 Biondini 46), 5 Paredes, 19 Tedesco, 23 Modesto; 11 Vigiani (17 Amoruso 62); 10 Cozza
Subs not used: 12 Saviano, 21 Rigoni, 34 Missiroli, 35 Ungaro
Coach: Walter Mazzarri

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 16 Favalli (8 Pizarro 64); 7 Figo, 19 Cambiasso, 14 Veron, 5 Stankovic (3 Burdisso 46); 10 Adriano, 30 Martins (20 Recoba 79)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Mihajlovic, 6 C.Zanetti, 9 Cruz
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Paolo Bertini (Arezzo)

Booked: Stankovic 37, Lauro 45, Cambiasso 54, Cordoba 58, Tedesco 67

starting lineups

Pavarini 12 Julio Cesar
Lauro 4 Zanetti
Lanzaro 2 Cordoba
De Rosa 25 Samuel
A.Lucarelli 16 Favalli
Mesto 7 Figo
Paredes 19 Cambiasso
Tedesco 14 Veron
Modesto 5 Stankovic
Vigiani 10 Adriano
Cozza 30 Martins


Saviano 1 Toldo
Biondini 3 Burdisso
Amoruso 11 Mihajlovic
Rigoni 6 Zanetti
Carobbio 8 Pizarro
Missiroli 9 Cruz
Ungaro 20 Recoba