Final score

5 March 2006 20:30

9' Taddei
44' (2nd half) Materazzi
Referee: Tiziano Pieri / Linesmen: Copelli, Consolo / Fourth official: Tombolini
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46' Pizarro finds Figo with a long-range pass to the right wing. The Portuguese winger whips in a cross, Stankovic plays across the face of the six-yard box, Chivu clears.
46' Half time. Roma lead Inter by a goal to nil.
45' 1 minute of added time.
44' Cruz receives in the Roma box from Stankovic then plays back to Cambiasso, whose volley from the edge of the Roma area is pushed round for a corner by Doni.
42' Roma counter-attack Inter after Figo loses possession in the Giallorossi half. It's five against five, and fortunately for Inter Perrotta fails to keep in play after receiving from De Rossi.
40' Julio's cross from the left is headed clear by the Giallorossi defence as Inter come looking for an equalising goal.
39' Cruz is tackled by Mexes as he meets a delightful pass by Stankovic down the left.
37' Stankovic, playing on the left after the entrance of Figo, has a cross cleared by Chivu.
37' Javier Zanetti is booked for a foul on Rosi and will miss next Saturday's home match against Sampdoria.
36' Luis Figo's cross from the right finishes on the roof of the net.
35' Mancini brings on Luis Figo for Cristian Kily Gonzalez.
35' Materazzi hooks clear De Rossi's header from Panucci's free kick.
33' El Chino loses control of the ball during a central run, and Mexes sweeps clear.
32' Recoba's long ball into the Giallorossi box is cleared by De Rossi.
31' Free kick to Inter ten yards inside the Roma half for a Mexes foul on Cruz.
30' Free kick to Roma on the right for a Wome foul on Perrotta. Taddei's cross is collected by Toldo.
29' Stankovic plays forward for Cruz. Mexes hooks clear.
26' Former Nerazzurri defender and Roma captain for the evening Panucci races down the right but fails to keep the ball in play. Defending throw-in for Inter.
24' Another free kick to Inter, this time 30 yards out. Recoba's effort is cleared by Mexes.
21' Inter win a free kick on the left for a handball by Daniele De Rossi. Alvaro Recoba's cross is headed clear by the Azzurri midfielder. Throw-in for Inter.
18' Shot by Simone Perrotta from 20 yards. Marco Materazzi clears.
16' Cufrè's cross from the left is gathered by Francesco Toldo.
12' Stankovic's ball for Cruz is too long for the Argentine striker.
9' 1-0 to Roma. Mancini meets a long ball forward, enters the Inter box from the left, takes on Materazzi then crosses for Taddei to score from six metres.
4' Stunning low shot from 30 yards by El Chino! Doni parries at the right post.
3' Dejan Stankovic whips in a cross from the right. Panucci beats Recoba to the ball at the far post.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico for tonight's Serie A Week 28 clash between Roma and Inter.
1' Roma line-up: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 5 Mexes, 13 Chivu, 25 Cufrè; 28 Rosi, 11 Taddei, 16 De Rossi, 20 Perrotta, 15 Dacourt; 30 A.Mancini
1' Inter line-up: 1 Toldo; 4 J. Zanetti , 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 33 Wome; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Pizarro, 18 Kily González; 9 Cruz, 20 Recoba
1' Roma kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
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50' Full time. Materazzi's late equaliser earns Inter a 1-1 draw with Roma.
49' Kharja's free kick hits the Nerazzurri wall and goes behind for a Roma corner. The Moroccan's cross from the corner flag is cleared by the Inter defence.
49' Tommasi's volley from 20 metres is over Toldo's crossbar.
47' Roma bring on Tommasi for Perrotta and Alvarez for Taddei.
47' Free kick to Inter in a central position 20 yards out for a Materazzi foul on Damiano Tommasi.
45' 4 minutes of overtime.
44' At the other end it's yet another Inter corner as Cesar's cross is blocked by Mexes.
44' GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Marco Materazzi heads home a Figo cross from close range and it's 1-1 at the Olimpico!!!
43' Perrotta fails to exploit a Roma through ball and the Nerazzurri defence clears.
42' Kharja intercepts Figo to end a Nerazzurri counter-attack.
40' Free kick to Roma on the right flank for a foul by Wome.
40' Taddei is yellow-carded for time-wasting.
39' Perrotta fouls Javier Zanetti in the Inter area as he runs on to an A.Mancini through ball.
37' Cesar's far-post cross is cleared by Cufrè. Wome's follow-up shot is blocked. Moments later Stankovic has a 20-yard shot deflected out for another Inter corner.
36' Martins' cross from the left is blocked by Mexes. Corner to Inter.
36' Recoba's cross from the corner flag is headed clear by Mexes.
33' Dacourt is booked for an ugly challenge on Martins.
32' Free kick to Roma in a central position 35 yards out. A.Mancini's low shot is just wide of the left post.
32' Materazzi makes a well-timed tackle on A.Mancini in the Inter area to deny the Brazilian a scoring chance.
31' Inter bring on Cesar for Pizarro, which means Stankovic moves to the centre of midfield.
29' Perrotta fails to control a Roma ball into the Inter area. Materazzi promptly intercepts and plays to safety.
29' Spalletti brings on Morrocan player Houssine Kharja for Aleandro Rosi.
27' Stankovic's ball down the left for Martins is too long for the Nigerian. Doni gathers.
23' Recoba's inswinger is headed over for a corner by Roma youngster Rosi.
23' Recoba's corner is punched into the air by Doni. Wome's back-post header is saved on the line by De Rossi.
22' Free kick to Inter 25 yards out for a Cufrè foul on Figo.
21' Toldo collects a Mexes shot from the edge of the Inter area.
20' Marco Materazzi is booked for a foul on Cufrè and will miss next Saturday's match against Sampdoria. Free kick to Roma in a central position 20 yards out.
19' Roberto Mancini brings on Obafemi Martins for Julio Cruz, who made his 100th Inter appearance tonight.
18' Recoba's inswinging free kick is headed out for a corner by De Rossi.
18' De Rossi makes a headed clearance from Recoba's right-wing corner kick.
17' Another Roma counter-attack. Dacourt sweeps wide to Mancini who manages to keep the ball in play on the right then crosses out for an Inter goal kick.
17' Free kick to Inter 25 yards out on the right for a Chivu foul on Cruz.
15' Free kick to Roma 35 metres out for a Cambiasso foul on Taddei.
15' Toldo collects Chivu's long-range free kick.
13' Taddei and Mexes make clearances from Nerazzurri crosses as Inter continue to dominate this second period.
13' Wome's low cross-shot from the left is wide of the far post. FORZA RAGAZZI!
12' Good chance for Roma. A.Mancini latches on to a pass into the Inter area then from eight yards out lashes his right-foot shot over Toldo's bar.
9' Dejan Stankovic's 20-yard right-foot shot from Wome's pass is just over the Roma crossbar.
8' Dacourt mistimes his pass for A.Mancini after a Roma counter-attack down the middle. What a let-off for Inter!
4' Materazzi's shot on the turn from Wome's ball in from the left is well wide of the left post.
3' Simone Perrotta makes a headed clearance from a Figo cross.
3' It's all Inter as Recoba's fierce diagonal shot is deflected out for a corner.
2' Recoba's cross into the Giallorossi area is headed clear by Mexes. Inter remain in attack and the French midfielder makes another headed clearance, this time from a Figo cross.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for a foul by Dacourt on Figo.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 5.86
3 shots on target 5
5 shots off target 3
22 fouls committed 21
2 corners 10
2 offsides 2
23:16 ball possession 23:27
Roma v Inter

Roma have won 33 (last victory 4-1 in 2003/04 Serie A), drawn 20 (last draw 3-3 2004/05 Serie A) and lost 25 (last defeat 2-0 in 2004/05 Coppa Italia) of their 78 home matches against Inter.

Spalletti v Mancini

In 8 competitive meetings between the coaches Mancini has won 4 matches, Spalletti has won 2 and there have been two draws. Both Mancini and Spalletti's teams have scored in each of those 8 eight games (15 and 12 goals respectively.

Mancini set for 100th match as Inter coach

Sunday's match at the Stadio Olimpico is Roberto Mancini's 100th competitive fixture in charge of Inter. Mancini, who made his debut on the Nerazzurri bench in the 1-1 Champions League qualifying round draw at Basel on 11 August 2004, has won 57 matches, drawn 32 and lost 10.

A.Mancini top scorer in 2006

With 7 goals in 10 games since the Christmas break, Amantino Mancini is the Serie A's top scorer in 2006, along with Livorno striker Lucarelli.

Roma and penalties

With 8 penalties in their favour Roma have been awarded more spot kicks than any other Serie A 2005/06 team. Five of those have come in the 10 matches played since the Christmas break.

No goal against Roma for 305 minutes

Conti was the last player to score a Serie A goal against the Giallorossi, in the 55th-minute of Roma 4-3 Cagliari on 8 February 2006. That was 305 competitive minutes ago (last 35 minutes of that match plus entire games against Siena, Empoli and Lazio).

Roma's record-breaking run

With their 2-0 derby win against Lazio in Week 27 the Giallorossi recorded their 11th straight victory to break the Serie A record of 10 consecutive wins, previously held by Juventus (1931/32), AC Milan (1950/51) and Bologna (1963/64).

Roma on target in 20 consecutive matches

Roma have scored in each of their last 20 Serie A matches, notching a total of 42 goals. The last time they failed to score in the league was on 16 October 2005 when they lost 1-0 at Empoli.

Stankovic set for 200th Serie A appearance

Dejan Stankovic, who made his Serie A debut in Piacenza 1-1 Lazio on 13 September 1998, will celebrate his 200th match in the Italian top flight if fielded against Roma at the Olimpico.

Cruz set for 100th Inter appearance

If he plays against Roma, Julio Ricardo Cruz will complete a century of competitive matches for Inter. The Argentine striker made his Nerazzurri debut in Siena 0-1 Inter on 14 September 2003, and has played 61 Serie A matches, 14 Coppa Italia games and 24 European ties.

Inter: 10 goals from subs this season

Of Inter's 51 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.

Recoba, Roma and the month of March

Alvaro Recoba, scorer of 80 goals in competitive matches since moving to Italy, counts Roma, Bologna and Lecce as his favourite targets, with six goals against each of these three teams. And 14 of El Chino's 61 Serie A goals have come in March.

wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)
ROME - Marco Materazzi scored a last-gasp equaliser to cancel out Taddei's first-half opener as Inter brought Roma's record-breaking run of 11 consecutive Serie A victories to an end with a gritty 1-1 draw in Sunday evening's thrilling Week 28 clash at the Stadio Olimpico.

For his 100th competitive match in charge of Inter, Roberto Mancini started with Cruz and Recoba up front, with Cambiasso and Pizarro flanked by Stankovic and Kily in midfield. Francesco Toldo continued in goal behind a back four of Javier Zanetti, Cordoba, Materazzi and Wome.

After a stunning long-range drive by Recoba which forced a good save from Giallorossi custodian Doni, Roma took the lead in the ninth minute when A.Mancini met a long pass, entered the Inter area then took on Materazzi before playing through Wome's legs for Rodrigo Taddei to slot into an open goal at the far post.

Ten minutes before half time Mancini replaced Kily Gonzalez with Luis Figo, with Dejan Stankovic switching to the left flank, from where the move for Inter's best chance of a first-half reply started. The Serb, playing his 200th Serie A match, passed to Cruz then the Argentine striker played back to compatriot Cambiasso whose 20-yard volley was pushed round by Doni.

Inter came out the stronger side in the second half, with Recoba's fierce diagonal shot deflected out before Dejan Stankovic's long-range drive flew inches over the Roma bar. Pierre Wome then went close with a back-post header which was cleared on the line by De Rossi. The Giallorossi were limited to counter-attacks and chances from free kicks but failed to capitalise as A.Mancini and Chivu both sent shots wide.

Roberto Mancini threw on Martins for Cruz - who made his 100th Inter appearance at the Olimpico - and Cesar for Pizarro as Inter continued to enjoy the run of play. The Nerazzurri's efforts paid off in the 89th minute when Materazzi crashed in a header from a Figo cross to bring a hard-earned point back to Milan.

ROMA 1-1 INTER (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Taddei 9, Materazzi 89

ROMA: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 5 Mexes, 13 Chivu, 25 Cufrè; 28 Rosi (14 Kharja 74), 11 Taddei (7 Alvarez 90+2), 16 De Rossi, 20 Perrotta (17 Tommasi 90+2), 15 Dacourt; 30 A.Mancini
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 3 Bovo, 4 Kuffour, 26 Cerci
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

INTER: 1 Toldo; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 33 Wome; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Pizarro (31 Cesar 76), 18 Kily Gonzalez (7 Figo 35); 9 Cruz (30 Martins 64), 20 Recoba
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 3 Burdisso, 11 Mihajlovic, 6 C.Zanetti
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Tiziano Pieri (Lucca)

Bookings: J.Zanetti 37, Materazzi 65, Dacourt 78, Taddei 85

starting lineups

Doni 1 Toldo
Panucci 4 Zanetti
Mexes 2 Cordoba
Chivu 33 Wome
Cufré 23 Materazzi
Taddei 5 Stankovic
De Rossi 19 Cambiasso
Perrotta 8 Pizarro
Dacourt 18 Kily Gonzalez
Mancini 9 Cruz
Rosi 20 Recoba


Curci 12 Julio Cesar
Bovo 3 Burdisso
Kuffour 11 Mihajlovic
Kharja 7 Figo
Tommasi 6 Zanetti
Alvarez 31 Cesar
Cerci 30 Martins