Final score

8 February 2006 20:30

15' (2nd half) Jimenez
10' Brocchi
39' (2nd half) Recoba
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni / Linesmen: Rossomando, Lanciano / Fourth official: Saccani
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45' Fiorentina lead Inter 1-0 at half time.
45' J.Zanetti's low cross from the right is cleared by the Fiorentina defence.
44' Bojinov's header from Pasqual's cross is over Julio Cesar's bar.
43' In Turin Juventus have equalised through Ibrahimovic.
42' Dainelli rises above Adriano and clears a Veron ball into the Viola box. Fiorentina break and Bojinov sends a diagonal shot wide from 18 yards.
41' Stankovic's clipped cross from the left is headed clear by Kroldrup.
39' Samuel has a go from the distance but it's nothing to write home about.
38' Veron's outswinging cross from the right is headed clear by Kroldrup.
37' At the Delle Alpi Parma have taken the lead against Juventus.
35' Inter's Brazilian keeper collects Ujfalusi's ball in from the right wing. It's end-to-end at the Artemio Franchi.
35' Fiorentina attack back, but Julio Cesar is quick off his line to beat Toni to the ball.
34' Another good save from Lobont, this time from Stankovic's right-foot shot.
33' Lobont makes one-handed save from Veron's first-time effort from Figo's corner.
33' Figo wins Inter a right-wing corner kick after a duel with Pasqual.
31' Veron volleys wide after Dainelli clears a Stankovic cross from the left.
30' Fiore's curling free kick is too central. Easy save for Julio Cesar.
30' Pasqual is fouled by Javier Zanetti just outside the Nerazzurri box. Trefoloni books the Inter captain.
29' Burdisso whips in a cross from the left. Pazienza makes a headed clearance.
27' Pasqual's cross from the free kick finishes wide of the left post.
27' Free kick to Fiorentina in a central position 35 yards out for a Walter Samuel foul on Luca Toni.
26' Pasqual's cross from the left is too long for Toni & Bojinov. Julio Cesar comes off his line to collect.
25' Fiorentina hit Inter on the break. Samuel does well to beat Bojinov to a pass.
24' Adriano takes on four opponents during a blistering run down the middle then crashes a shot over the crossbar.
23' Figo wins a duel with Jorgensen on the right wing then crosses at the by-line. Cruz's header is wayward and falls to Cambiasso, whose shot is blocked and cleared.
22' Cruz's header from Figo's cross is wide of the left post.
21' Another good chance for Inter as Adriano heads just wide from a Luis Figo cross.
21' Adriano is flagged offside as he races to meet long ball forward but the Brazilian was in an onside position when he began his run.
19' Burdisso tries to direct Figo's low free kick towards the Fiorentina goal but the Viola defence block and clear.
18' Back at the other end Dainelli fouls Adriano. Free kick to Inter on the left edge of the Viola area.
18' At the other end Luca Toni has a shot blocked by Cordoba.
17' Good chance for Inter. From a tight angle at the back post Figo shoots wide from Stankovic's cross.
17' Lobont comes off his line to beat Adriano to Luis Figo's cross from the right wing.
14' Adriano weaves his way past two opponents then threads through for Cambiasso but the Viola defence regain possession.
10' The corner is cleared as far as Brocchi, who beats Julio Cesar with a long-range volley. 1-0 to Fiorentina.
10' At the other end Fiore cuts inside from the left and has a shot blocked. Corner to Fiorentina.
9' The ball is played to Stankovic, whose long-range shot is blocked.
9' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out on the left wing for a foul on Adriano.
8' Figo's cross from the corner flag is blocked and cleared by Stefano Fiore.
8' Veron plays wide to Figo, who takes on Pasqual and wins Inter a right-wing corner.
7' Nerazzurri captain Javier Zanetti hooks clear to deny Bojinov.
6' From the left wing Burdisso crosses into the Fiorentina area. Kroldrup makes a headed clearance.
6' Pazienza cuts out a Cambiasso ball down the middle.
5' Figo's deep cross to the edge of the Viola box is headed clear.
3' Veron's free kick is over Lobont's crossbar.
3' Veron plays a low ball to Stankovic, who is fouled by Paziena. Free kick to us 25 yards out on the left.
2' Cordoba beats Toni to a long ball forward. But the Viola remain in attack and work a move down the left. The Nerazzurri defence eventually clears.
1' Welcome to a packed Artemio Franchi for Fiorentina v Inter.
1' Fiorentina kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!
1' Inter line-up: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 3 Burdisso; 7 Figo, 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 9 Cruz, 10 Adriano
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49' Full time. Fiorentina beat Inter 2-1 after a breathtaking ninety minutes of football at the Artemio Franchi.
46' Lobont punches clear Veron's corner.
45' Four minutes of added time to play.
45' Recoba's cross from the corner flag is on target. Lobont tips over for another corner.
45' Figo's cross from the right is blocked by Pasqual. Corner.
43' Jimenez booked for a foul on Cordoba in the Inter half.
42' Free kick to Inter on the left wing. Recoba's outswinging cross is headed clear at the far post.
40' Inter bring on Pizarro for Burdisso.
39' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Alvaro 'El Chino' Recoba finds the top left corner with a trademark curling free kick from the right wing.
39' Pasqual handles a Figo cross from the right. Free kick to Inter.
38' Fiorentina attack back. Cross in from the right by Fiore, wayward shot by Toni.
36' Recoba's cross from the corner flag is headed clear by Toni but Inter play back into the box and Kroldrup saves off the line from Burdisso.
36' Adriano's shot from Kily's through ball is blocked by Kroldrup. Corner for Inter.
35' Toni's shot on the turn from the edge of the box is weak and central. Easy save for Julio Cesar.
34' Brocchi races down the middle as Fiorentina hit Inter on the break, then plays wide to Jorgensen. The Dane's cross from the left is blocked by Ivan Cordoba.
32' Figo is booked for a foul on Kroldrup in the Florentine half after some good approach play by the Portugal international and Juan Sebastian Veron.
31' Dainelli intercepts Stankovic's ball into the Tuscan box to deny Adriano a clear scoring chance.
28' Veron's fierce cross from the right-wing by-line is caught by Lobont, who hasn't done much wrong tonight.
27' Stankovic moves into a central midfield position with Kily slotting into his usual left-wing role.
27' Mancini brings on Kily Gonzalez for Cambiasso.
26' Recoba's outswinging corner goes behind at the back post.
25' Fiore is yellow-carded for a foul on Burdisso. Free kick to Inter 25 metres out on the left.
23' In the Viola area Pasqual beats Recoba to a cross and heads back to Lobont.
22' Toni receives in the Nerazzurri box, turns and shoots. Samuel blocks and the Nerazzurri move forward.
22' Free kick to Fiorentina on the left wing for a J.Zanetti foul on Pasqual.
21' Alvaro Recoba replaces Julio Cruz.
21' Cordoba tackles Toni in the Inter area and boots out for a Viola throw-in.
19' Numerical parity is restored as Brocchi returns to the pitch.
17' Fiorentina momentarily down to ten men as Brocch receives treatment to a facial wound after a confrontation with Adriano.
15' 2-0 to Fiorentina. Jimenez slides home Fiore's cross from the right.
14' Kroldup beats Cambiasso to a Veron through ball as the Nerazzurri continue to take the game to Fiorentina.
12' Fiorentina bring on Jimenez for Bojinov.
12' Burdisso's header in the Viola area is gathered by Lobont.
11' Figo storms down the right, beats off challenges from two players then plays back to Cambiasso. The Argentine sweeps wide to Veron but Fiorentina are defending in numbers and force the Nerazzurri to backtrack.
10' Cambiasso's volley on the turn from Veron's ball in from the left is wayward.
10' Lobont is quick off his line to beat Adriano and Stankovic to a ball in the Fiorentina area.
9' Ujfalusi beats Stankovic to a Figo cross and concedes a left-wing corner kick.
8' Lobont punches clear a Figo cross from the right.
8' Jorgensen fails to keep the ball in play after a promising Fiorentina counter-attack.
5' Ujfalusi hooks clear at the back post to deny Stankovic a diagonal shot from a Figo cross.
4' Inter win a free kick in the Viola half for a Brocchi foul on Adriano.
4' Foul by Ujfalusi on Burdisso in the Inter area after Fiore's corner. Free kick to the Nerazzurri.
3' Dainelli's header from Pasqual's cross is deflected out for a Fiorentina corner by Cruz.
3' Free kick to Fiorentina on the right flank for a foul by Burdisso on Toni.
2' Julio Cesar collects Fiore's cross into the area. Inter win a free kick for a foul by Dainelli.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!!!!!
1' Jorgensen's shot from 20 yards is deflected out for a right-wing corner.
1' Cordoba brings down Bojinov from behind. Free kick to the Viola ten yards inside the Inter half.
Kily Gonzalez
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.69
5 shots on target 4
4 shots off target 5
17 fouls committed 22
4 corners 7
1 offsides 3
23:50 ball possession 38:08
Mancini v Fiorentina

Roberto Mancini has never lost against the side he coached from March 2001 to January 2002, with two wins and a draw from three matches. Inter have scored in each of those matches (total 5 goals).


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Fiorentina 3-2 1-1
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Fiorentina 1-0 ----

Prandelli v Inter

Fiorentina boss Cesare Prandelli has won 3, drawn 1 and lost 7 of his 11 matches against Inter. None of his 5 home matches against the Nerazzurri have ended in draws, with 2 Prandelli wins and 3 Inter victories.


1993/94 Serie A Atalanta-Inter 2-1 2-1
1997/98 Serie A Lecce-Inter 1-5 ----
1999/00 Serie A Verona-Inter 1-2 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Venezia-Inter ---- 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-2 1-1
2003/04 Serie A Parma-Inter 1-0 0-1
2005/06 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter ---- 0-1

Prandelli v Mancini

It's all square between the two coaches after 8 meetings, with 2 victories apiece and 4 draws.


2001/02 Serie A Venezia-Fiorentina ---- 1-3
2002/03 Serie A Parma-Lazio 2-1 0-0
2003/04 Coppa Italia Parma-Lazio 1-1 0-2
2003/04 Serie A Parma-Lazio 0-3 3-2
2005/06 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter ---- 0-1

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Dainelli, Di Loreto, Ujfalusi

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Burdisso, Cambiasso, Samuel, Stankovic, C.Zanetti

Inter unbeaten in last 21 games

Since the 3-2 home defeat to Roma on 26 October 2005 the Nerazzurri have collected 15 wins and 6 draws in Serie A, Tim Cup and Champions League matches for an unbeaten run of 21 games.

Fiore most substituted player

Stefano Fiore has been substituted 16 times in 23 appearances and is the most substituted Serie A 2005/06 player.

Record Inter in last 15-minute periods of matches

With 12 goals scored and just 2 conceded, Inter are the most prolific Serie A 2005/06 team in the final 15-minute periods of matches (including added time).

Samuel set for 200th Italian appearance

At the Artemio Franchi in Florence, Walter Adrian Samuel will play his 200th competitive match for an Italian club. The Argentine defender, who made his debut in Hit Gorica 1-4 Roma in the UEFA Cup on 14 September 2000, has played 141 matches in the Serie A, 13 in the Coppa Italia, 43 in Europe and 2 in other competitions.

Inter's Serie A invincibility

Inter haven't let in a Serie A goal since Suazo's 81st-minute free kick in Inter 3-2 Cagliari on 15 January 2006. That was 369 Serie A minutes ago (remaining 9 minutes of that match plus entire games against Treviso, Palermo, Lecce and Chievo).
Away from home, Inter haven't let in a goal since Di Napoli's close-range effort in the 71st minute of Messina 1-2 Inter last 27 November: 379 Serie A minutes ago (last 19 minutes of that match plus entire matches against Reggina, Siena, Treviso and Lecce).

Fiorentina prolific at home

Fiorentina scored in each of their last 15 home matches (total 35 goals). And in their 13 Serie A home matches since the 0-0 draw with Atalanta last 15 May, the Viola have collected 12 wins and just 1 defeat.

Fiorentina's 328-minute invincibility

Fiorentina haven't let in a Serie A goal since Francesco Flachi's 32nd-minute effort in Sampdoria 3-1 Fiorentina on 18 January 2006. That was 328 competitive minutes ago (last 58 minutes of that match plus entire games against Messina, Udinese and Lecce).

Inter prolific with subs

Of Inter's 46 Serie A goals in 2005/06, 9 have been scored by substitutes: Cruz (5), Adriano (2), Cambiasso (1) and Pizarro (1). No other team has scored as many goals with subs this season.

wins(23) draws(35) defeats(29)
FLORENCE - Inter's 21-match unbeaten run came to an end at the Artemio Franchi as Fiorentina sent the Nerazzurri crashing to a 2-1 defeat which sees the gap at the top of the Serie A table increase to nine points as Juventus drew 1-1 with Parma in Turin.

A fast-paced first half saw Inter produce more chances on goal but the Viola took a 10th-minute lead through ex-Nerazzurri midfielder Cristian Brocchi, who latched on to a headed clearance from a corner then volleyed into the bottom right corner from 20 yards.

It was the same story in the second half as Fiorentina doubled against the run of play, with substitute Jimenez sliding home a Fiore assist with his first touch after coming on for Bojinov.

Roberto Mancini threw on Alvaro Recoba for Julio Cruz in an attempt to reduce the arrears and the Uruguayan obliged six minutes from time with a trademark curling free kick from the right which went in off the far post.

In a frantic finale Inter pushed for an equaliser but Fiorentina held out for their thirteenth win in fourteen home matches.


Scorers: Brocchi 10, Jimenez 60, Recoba 84

FIORENTINA: 22 Lobont; 21 Ujfalusi, 3 Dainelli, 2 Kroldrup, 23 Pasqual; 10 Fiore, 32 Brocchi, 17 Pazienza, 20 Jorgensen; 8 Bojinov (19 Jimenez 57), 30 Toni
Subs not used: 13 Roccati, 5 Gamberini, 18 Montolivo, 26 Pancaro, 27 Di Loreto, 29 Pazzini
Coach: Cesare Prandelli

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 3 Burdisso (8 Pizarro 85); 7 Figo, 14 Veron, 19 Cambiasso (18 Kily Gonzalez 72), 5 Stankovic; 9 Cruz (20 Recoba 66), 10 Adriano
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 21 Solari, 23 Materazzi, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Matteo Trefoloni (Siena)

Bookings: J.Zanetti 30, Fiore 70, Figo 77, Jimenez 88

starting lineups

Lobont 12 Julio Cesar
Ujfalusi 4 Zanetti
Dainelli 2 Cordoba
Kroldrup 25 Samuel
Pasquale 3 Burdisso
Fiore 7 Figo
Brocchi 14 Veron
Pazienza 19 Cambiasso
Jorgesen 5 Stankovic
Bojinov 9 Cruz
Toni 10 Adriano


Roccati 1 Toldo
Gamberini 8 Pizarro
Montolivo 18 Kily Gonzalez
Jimenez 20 Recoba
Pancaro 21 Solari
Di Loreto 23 Materazzi
Pazzini 33 Wome