Final score

18 February 2006 18:00

Referee: Paolo Bertini / Linesmen: Romagnoli, Maggiani / Fourth official: Rizzoli
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Minute Text commentary
45' Adriano goes on a central run but runs into a Livorno sandwich and is intercepted.
45' Half time. Livorno 0 Inter 0.
44' Free kick to Inter this time for a Galante foul on Adriano.
43' Adriano wins a duel with Galante in the Livorno half but Bertini gives a foul against the Brazilian.
42' Livorno keeper Amelia comes off his line to collect Vargas' backwards header and deny Martins.
41' Passoni's inswinger from the left is caught by Toldo at the far post.
40' Free kick to Livorno on the left for a J.Zanetti foul from behind on Colucci.
39' Lucarelli's left-foot shot on the turn from 20 metres is high and wide.
37' Martins robs Galante of the ball, powers on goal then goes down in the area after a shove by Grandoni. Bertini gives no penalty.
36' Martins races into the Livorno box to meet C.Zanetti's ball over the Tuscan defence but fails to make contact.
36' At the other end Francesco Toldo catches Morrone's inswinging cross from the right.
34' Morrone crosses out of play from the right after a sweeping move by Livorno in the Inter half.
32' Lucarelli rises above Cordoba but fails to make aerial contact with a cross from the right.
30' At full stretch Lucarelli fails to connect with Passoni's dangerous cross into the Inter six-yard box.
29' Great tackle by J.Zanetti on Colucci to snuff out a Livorno attack.
29' Inter attack the Tuscans. Martins powers forward then steers wide to Adriano, who is tackled in the Livorno box.
28' Vargas hooks clear after beating Martins to a long ball.
28' Lucarelli rises above Cordoba and heads into space but there's no way Colucci can reach it and Inter win a throw-in.
25' Cordoba makes a headed clearance from Livorno's free kick.
24' Materazzi is yellow-carded for handling a long ball forward by Livorno to deny Lucarelli a route through on goal.
22' Lucarelli combines with Colucci as Livorno attack down the right but it comes to nothing as Solari intercepts the return pass.
21' Free kick to Inter in a central position 35 metres out for a Galante foul on Adriano.
21' Pizarro plays low to Wome, whose shot from 25 metres is blocked.
19' Solari storms past two on the right and claims a foul by Vargas but no free kick is awarded by Bertini.
19' Lucarelli and De Ascentis fail to control Balleri's cross from the right and Javier Zanetti cleans up at the back.
18' Kily has another cross blocked and this time it's a Nerazzurri corner.
17' Kily's cross from the left is blocked by Balleri.
14' C.Zanetti's cross from the opposite flank is blocked by Coco.
14' Inter close to an opener. Martins receives on the right edge of the Livorno box, turns and sends a cross-shot on target at the far post. Amelia tips over for a corner.
13' Wome's low cross from a left-wing free kick is cleared for an attacking throw-in.
12' Free kick to Inter for a foul by Passoni on Pizarro ten metres inside the Livorno half.
11' Adriano tries a one-two with Martins but Livorno intercept.
11' Materazzi beats Lucarelli to Coco's long ball forward.
9' Francesco Coco loses possession during an excursion down the left.
8' Adriano sidesteps Galante just outside the Livorno area then sends a central shot on target. Amelia saves.
7' Free kick to Inter for a Grandoni foul on Adriano.
6' Santiago Solari attacks down the right and wins Inter a corner. Adriano's cross is headed out for a second corner by Morrone.
5' Livorno close through De Ascentis. The Livorno midfielder's first-time shot from the edge of the Inter area is pushed round for a corner by Toldo.
4' Free kick to Livorno on the right wing. Colucci's cross is cleared by Martins and the Tuscans are forced to retreat.
3' Lucarelli hovers on the egde of the Inter area then looks for Morrone but his pass is intercepted.
2' Materazzi's fierce header from the corner is parried by Amelia and the Nerazzurri win a second corner kick.
1' Welcome to the Armando Picchi stadium for Livorno v Inter.
1' With Julio Cesar and Stankovic nursing aches and pains, Mancini makes numerous changes to the side that lost to Juventus last weekend. Inter line-up: Toldo; J.Zanetti, Cordoba, Materazzi, Wome; Solari, C.Zanetti, Pizarro, Kily Gonzalez; Adriano, Martins.
1' Inter, playing in their white away strip today, kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Wome attacks down the left and wins Inter the first corner of the match.
Minute Text commentary
49' Free kick to Inter just outside the Livorno area for a Passoni foul on Pizarro.
49' Figo plays wide to Cesar, whose cross is blocked. There's not time to take the corner as Bertini brings an end to the match.
49' Full time. Livorno 0 Inter 0.
48' Amelia comes to the edge of his six-yard box to gather Figo's ball in from the right.
47' Livorno hit Inter on the break and win a corner after Coco's cross comes off Javier Zanetti.
47' Cesar Prates's header from Passoni's corner is saved on the line by Cristiano Zanetti, who heads over for another corner.
46' Vargas clears a Cristiano Zanetti ball into the Tuscan area.
45' 4 minutes of overtime.
44' Toldo palms clear a Cesar Prates cross from the left.
43' Cesar receives from Figo on the left the plays a good ball into the area. Cruz fails to make aerial contact.
41' Free kick to Livorno on the right. Ruotolo's cross is cleared by Figo.
38' Livorno bring on Cesar Prates for Morrone.
38' And Inter bring on Julio Cruz for Oba Martins.
37' J.Zanetti's cross from the right-wing by-line is blocked. Corner to Inter.
37' Figo's diagonal shot from 20 yards is parried by Amelia. Martins tries to get a follow-up shot in but is flagged offside.
36' At the other end Ruotolo blasts high and wide.
35' Wome's left-foot swerve shot from 20 metres is saved by Amelia.
34' Adriano takes on three during a storming diagonal run into the Livorno area from the right, but the Brazilian is eventually dispossessed.
33' Free kick to Inter on the right. Figo's cross is headed round for a corner by Grandoni.
31' Cesar replaces Solari.
30' Livorno custodian Amelia comes off his line to deny Martins.
29' Cesar is set for his Nerazzurri first-team debut.
26' Livorno make their second switch: On comes Ruotolo for Colucci.
25' Adriano's long-range left-foot shot is several yards wide.
24' Figo's high, outswinging cross is headed out for a left-wing corner by Morrone.
23' Free kick to Inter on the right wing for a Coco foul on Figo.
22' Luis Figo receives a headed pass from Martins, dribbles two opponents then pokes a low shot wide of the left post.
20' Unmarked in the Inter area Morrone sends a diving header wide from Pfertzel's cross.
17' Fernando Orsi brings on Luis Figo for Cristian Kily Gonzalez.
16' Adriano is tackled as he receives from Kily in the Livorno area.
16' C.Zanetti booked for foul play.
15' Ivan Cordoba shields from Morrone on the left edge of the Inter box then elegantly brings the ball out of defence.
13' Livorno bring on Marc Pfertzel for the injured Balleri and numerical parity is restored.
11' Livorno temporarily down to ten men.
10' Kily's cross from the left is headed clear by Vargas.
10' Balleri remains on the ground after tackling Wome.
8' Passoni's outswinging cross is headed clear by Cordoba.
8' Colucci is booked for a foul from behind on Adriano.
7' Free kick to Livorno on the right wing for a Wome foul on Balleri.
6' Coco's cross from the left is blocked by Pierre Wome.
6' Adriano nods wide from a Javier Zanetti cross.
3' De Ascentis' cross from the left spins off Cordoba and goes out for a Livorno corner. Colucci's cross is headed clear by Javier Zanetti.
2' Adriano's curling free kick is just wide of Amelia's left-hand post.
2' Free kick to Livorno just inside the Inter half for a tactical foul by Pizarro on Colucci. The Chilean midfielder is booked.
1' Livorno get the second half going.
1' Martins is fouled by Galante after receiving from Adriano. Free kick to Inter in a central position 25 metres out.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.63
4 shots on target 5
6 shots off target 7
18 fouls committed 17
5 corners 9
4 offsides 3
27:14 ball possession 31:53
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Samuel, Cambiasso (Inter)
Cautioned: Argilli (Livorno); Stankovic, Burdisso, Figo, J.Zanetti, C.Zanetti (Inter)

The ref: Paolo Bertini (Arezzo

Livorno matches Pontedera-Livorno 0-1 (Serie C2 1995/96)
Pisa-Livorno 4-2 (Serie C Coppa Italia 1997/98)
Livorno-Ancona 1-1 (Serie B 2002/03)
Livorno-Fiorentina 2-0 (Serie A 2004/05)
Livorno-Reggina 1-0 (Serie A 2005/06)

Inter matches Inter-Brescia 0-0 (Serie A 2000/01)
Udinese-Inter 2-1 (Coppa 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 (Coppa 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 (Coppa Italia 2004/05)

Inter's form in Livorno

Inter have played 15 competitive matches away to Livorno, losing 5 (last defeat 3-2, Serie A 1947/48), drawing 5 (last draw 1-1, Serie A 1940/41) and winning 5 (last win 2-0, Serie A 2004/05).

Mazzone v Mancini

Roberto Mancini has won 6, drawn 2 and lost 1 of his 9 competitive matches against Livorno coach Carletto Mazzone. Mancini's points per match average for February is 1.35 (5 victories, 8 draws, 4 defeats in 17 matches).

Undisciplined Livorno

With 9 sendings-off this season, Livorno are the most undisciplined Serie A 2005/06 team.

Inter prolific in final 15 minutes

With 13 goals scored and just 3 conceded, Inter are the second most prolific Serie A 2005/06 team in the final 15-minute periods of matches (added time included) after Roma, who have scored 14. Inter are also have the second best defence in the last quarter-hour periods of matches as Juventus are yet to concede a goal from the 76th-90th minute, but the Nerazzurri have a better goal difference of +10.

Inter: 10 goals from subs this season

Of Inter's 48 Serie A goals in 2005/06, 10 have been scored by substitutes: Cruz (5), Adriano (2), Cambiasso (1), Pizarro (1) and Recoba (1). No other team has scored as many goals with subs this season.

Lucarelli top scorer in 2006

With 7 goals in 8 Serie A matches since the Christmas break, Livorno striker Cristiano Lucarelli is one of the division's two top scorers in 2006. The other is Amantino Mancini, who has scored 7 goals for Roma since Week 18.

Eight penalties against Livorno

After 25 rounds of matches Livorno have had more penalty kicks given against them (8) than any other Serie A 2005/06 team.

Livorno and 0-0 draws

Livorno have recorded five scoreless draws in the Serie A championship this season - more than any other team.

wins(7) draws(8) defeats(6)
LIVORNO - After two consecutive Serie A defeats the Nerazzurri played out a scoreless draw with Livorno at the Stadio Armando Picchi.

Marco Materazzi had a bullet header well saved by Amelia after just two minutes of an evenly balanced first half, then Livorno went close through De Ascentis when the midfielder's first-time shot from the edge of the area was pushed behind for a corner by Toldo.

Martins forced an almost identical save from the Livorno goalkeeper with a cross-shot then had a penalty claim turned down eight minutes before the break after being shoved in the area by Grandoni.

Twenty minutes after the restart an unmarked Morrone sent a diving header wide from Pfertzel's cross, then substitute Luis Figo poked wide after weaving past two opponents.

Inter's latest signing Cesar came on for Solari to make his first-team debut with under fifteen minutes remaining, but it was Livorno's Cesar Prates who went closest to a goal when his header from Passoni's corner was saved off the line by Cristiano Zanetti in time added on.

With Serie A Week 26 out of the way the Champions League knockout stage comes alive in midweek, with Inter away to Ajax on Wednesday.


LIVORNO: 1 Amelia; 77 Grandoni, 13 Vargas, 6 Galante; 69 Balleri (7 Pfertzel 58), 4 Morrone (29 Cesar Prates 83), 28 Passoni, 15 De Ascentis, 23 Coco; 24 Colucci (67 Ruotolo 71), 99 Lucarelli
Subs not used: 19 Acerbis, 5 Argilli, 9 Bakayoko, 20 Palladino
Coach: Carlo Mazzone

INTER: 1 Toldo; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 33 Wome; 21 Solari (31 Cesar 76), 6 C.Zanetti, 8 Pizarro, 18 Kily Gonzalez (7 Figo 62); 10 Adriano, 30 Martins (9 Cruz 83)
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 3 Burdisso, 11 Mihajlovic, 16 Favalli
Coach: Fernando Orsi

Referee: Paolo Bertini (Arezzo)

Bookings: Materazzi 24, Pizarro 47, Colucci 53, C.Zanetti 61

starting lineups

Amelia 1 Toldo
Grandoni 2 Cordoba
Vargas 4 Zanetti
Galante 23 Materazzi
Balleri 33 Wome
Morrone 21 Solari
Passoni 6 Zanetti
De Ascentis 8 Pizarro
Coco 18 Kily Gonzalez
Lucarelli 10 Adriano
Colucci 30 Martins


Acerbis 22 Orlandoni
Pfertzel 3 Burdisso
Bakayoko 7 Figo
Palladino 9 Cruz
Cesar Prattes 11 Mihajlovic
Ruotolo 16 Favalli
Argilli 31 Cesar