Final score

24 January 2006 21:00

27' Manfredini
26' Stankovic
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Ayroldi, Lanciani / Fourth official: Banti
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Minute Text commentary
46' It's Lazio 1 Inter 1 after an eventful first half at the Olimpico.
45' 1 minute of added time to play.
43' Igli Tare's thunderous left-foot shot from 20 yards rattles Toldo's crossbar.
42' Julio Cruz's left-foot volley from the edge of the Lazio box isn't far wide of the left post.
41' Manfredini's left-foot shot from the edge of the Inter area is blocked and cleared by the Nerazzurri defence. Inter attack Lazio and win a right-wing corner kick.
40' Free kick to Lazio on the left wing for another Wome foul on Manfredini. This time the Cameroonian defender is booked.
39' Favalli is flagged offside as he runs on to a Stankovic through ball.
37' Free kick to Lazio on the left wing for a Wome foul on Manfredini.
37' Liverani's wayward cross is headed clear by Cristiano Zanetti.
36' Tare makes a headed clearance from Pizarro's cross. Favalli's follow-up shot is well wide.
35' Cruz meets a long ball forward from Pizarro, can't find a way past Cribari and wins a right-wing corner for the Nerazzurri.
34' Giallombardo tries a one-two with Tare in the Inter box but is beaten to the return ball and the Nerazzurri clear.
33' From the right wing Wome knocks to the ball to Pizarro at the far post. Oddo beats the Chilean midfielder to the ball and makes a headed clearance.
32' Giallombardo meets a through ball, turns then fires on target from 20 yards. Toldo saves.
27' Lazio equalise through Manfredini, who runs on to a Keller pass then lifts the ball over a stranded Toldo and into the net.
26' Mihajlovic's cross finishes in the side-netting.
26' GOOOAAALLLL!!!!! Stankovic beats Ballotta with a low, first-time shot from Favalli's cross.
25' Toldo comes to the edge of his area, beats Tare to a through ball and clears with his feet. The flag goes up for offside against the Albanian.
25' At the other end Stankovic wins Inter a right-wing corner.
20' Corner to Inter. Mihajlovic's inswinging cross finishes on the roof of the net.
19' From 25 yards Oddo blasts a right-foot shot high and wide.
16' Mihajlovic crosses, Lazio clear and the Serb's follow-up cross-shot is well off target.
16' At the far post Manfredini meet's Oddo's high cross from the right and heads over Toldo's crossbar.
15' Pierre Wome takes the ball to the right-wing by-line and wins a corner for Inter.
14' Mihajlovic pumps a long ball upfield for Cruz. Cribari wins an aerial duel with the Argentine striker and heads back to Ballotta.
11' Oddo's cross from the right is headed clear by Mihajlovic.
11' Inter break and win a free kick for Stendardo foul on Solari which results in a booking for the Lazio defender, who will now miss next week's return leg.
10' At full stretch Materazzi beats Tare to a Lazio cross and clears.
9' Giallombardo receives from Dabo on the left and plays a deep cross into the Inter area. Toldo collects.
8' Tare is flagged offside as he chests down a ball played over the Nerazzurri rearguard.
7' Keller rises to meet Manfredini's ball into the Inter box from the left but fails to connect.
6' Lazio cross in for Tare. Materazzi intercepts and clears.
4' Burdisso and Di Canio are both dismissed for an off-the-ball incident.
2' At the back post Favalli heads a Manfredini cross round for a Lazio corner.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for tonight's Coppa Italia quarter-final first leg between Lazio and Inter.
1' Favalli and Cruz are the only two players to retain their places in the starting line-up as Roberto Mancini makes nine changes to the side that beat Palermo 3-0 last Saturday. Dejan Stankovic partners El Jardinero in attack, with Adriano on the bench.
1' Inter line-up: 1 Toldo; 3 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 11 Mihajlovic, 16 Favalli; 21 Solari, 6 C.Zanetti, 8 Pizarro, 33 Wome; 5 Stankovic, 9 Cruz
1' A bit of Nerazzurri history: Sixteen years ago today Aldo Serena scored Inter's 400th Coppa Italia goal in a 3-1 home win over the other capital side Roma.
1' We're underway as Lazio kick off.
1' Igli Tare fails to coordinate a shot from Di Canio's cross.
Minute Text commentary
49' Tare heads over from Zauri's cross in from the right.
49' Full time. Lazio 1 Inter 1.
46' Lazio goalscorer Manfredini is unable to continue. On comes Zauri.
45' Four minutes of added time to play.
42' Dejan Stankovic sends a low shot wide of the left post.
41' Stankovic's far-post header from Pizarro's cross is off target.
40' Cribari makes a headed clearance from Wome's cross.
36' Adriano has a diagonal left-foot shot blocked by Oddo. Corner to Inter.
36' Mihajlovic's outswinging cross is cleared by Tare.
32' Giallombardo's deep cross from the left wing goes out for an Inter goal kick.
28' Mihajlovic's shot from the free kick spins off the Lazio wall and goes over for an Inter corner.
28' Ballotta catches Mihajlovic's inswinger from the right-wing corner flag.
27' Solari takes the ball to the left-wing by-line and crosses. Ballotta collects.
27' Free kick to Inter in a central position 20 yards out for a Cribari foul on Adriano.
26' Mauri is presented with a good chance for Lazio on his Biancocelesti debut. The midfielder nods an Oddo cross inches wide of the left post.
25' A pocket of Lazio possession comes to an end as Toldo punches clear a Mauri cross from the left.
23' Manfredini's shot from Tare's cut-back is blocked by Materazzi. Corner to Lazio.
20' Inter bring on Javier Zanetti and Adriano for Giuseppe Favalli and Julio Cruz.
19' Toldo beats Tare to Oddo's high ball in from the right flank.
18' Cristiano Zanetti receives in the Lazio box from Solari but is tackled by Stendardo.
17' Stankovic's right-foot strike from 20 yards is caught by Ballotta.
15' Mihajlovic's second corner is cleared by the Lazio defence.
15' Ballotta beats Cruz to a Stankovic ball in from the left.
14' Solari receives from Cruz on the right edge of the Lazio box and wins Inter a corner.
14' Mihajlovic's inswinging cross from the corner flag is headed out for another corner by Tare.
13' Free kick to Inter in a central position 35 yards out for a Stendardo foul on Solari.
13' Mihajlovic's left-foot strike from the free kick is wide of the right post.
12' Oddo's dangerous-looking first-time cross from the right is swept clear by Giuseppe Favalli.
11' Tare's cross-shot from the left is wide of the near post.
10' Julio Cruz heads over from Mihajlovic's corner.
9' Mihajlovic's long-range free kick comes off the head of Tare and goes over for an Inter corner.
8' Wome plays a one-two with Solari, enters the box from the left then crosses. Lazio block and clear.
8' Lazio bring on Mauri for Keller.
7' Corner to Inter. Mihajlovic crosses from the left, Tare heads out for a Nerazzurri throw-in.
5' Wome's low cross from the left is gathered by Lazio keeper Ballotta.
4' Dabo has a go from 20 yards but his right-foot shot whizzes wide of the right post.
4' Lazio bring on Mudingayi for Liverani.
3' Ballotta saves Solari's cross from the right to deny Cruz.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Cribari makes a headed clearance from Mihajlovic's long ball upfield.
Average rating 6.16
0 shots on target 0
3 shots off target 6
21 fouls committed 23
2 corners 12
2 offsides 1
00 ball possession 00
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Dabo, Giallombardo, Stendardo

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Cordoba

Rossi v Mancini

Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in matches against his Lazio counterpart Delio Rossi with 5 wins and 1 draw. Rossi's teams have never scored in home matches against sides coached by Mancini.

Lazio v Inter in Coppa

4 Lazio wins:
1960/61 Inter 0-1 Lazio (quarter-finals)
1975/76 Lazio 1-0 Inter (semi-finals)
1998/99 Lazio 2-1 Inter (quarter-finals)
1999/00 Lazio 2-1 Inter (final first leg)

3 draws:
1988/89 Lazio 1-1 Inter (second round)
1995/96 Inter 1-1 Lazio (quarter-final)
1999/00 Inter 0-0 Lazio (final return leg)

4 Inter wins:
1958/59 Lazio 0-1 Inter (quarter-finals)
1975/76 Inter 3-2 Lazio (semi-finals)
1995/96 Lazio 0-1 Inter (quarter-finals)
1998/99 Inter 5-2 Lazio (quarter-finals)

Inter unbeaten in 17 games

Inter's last defeat was the 3-2 loss to Roma on 26 October 2005. Since then the Nerazzurri have collected 12 wins and 5 draws for an unbeaten run of 17 matches.

Nerazzurri unbeaten away in cup since December 2002

Inter's last Coppa Italia defeat away from home was on 5 December 2002 when they lost 1-0 to Bari. The Nerazzurri have recorded four wins and four draws since then.

Inter: no cup goal conceded for 386 minutes

Inter haven't let in an Italian Cup goal since Diego Lopez's 64th-minute header from Gianfranco Zola's cross in Inter 3-1 Cagliari last 18 May. That was 386 cup minutes ago (remaining 26 minutes of that semi-final return leg plus both final legs against Roma and this season's last 16 two-legged tie with Parma).

Inter unbeaten in 16 cup games

Inter's last Coppa Italia defeat was the 2-1 home loss to Bari on 19 December 2002. The Nerazzurri have won 10 and drawn 6 of the 16 domestic cup matches played since then, and are now four positive results away from their record run of 20 cup matches without defeat between May 1986 and April 1988.

Lazio unbeaten at home in 2005/06

Lazio are still unbeaten at home in 2005/06. Since the 1-0 home defeat against Udinese last 8 May, the Bianconeri have collected 8 wins and 6 draws from 14 matches at the Olimpico.

Lazio: no home draw in cup since 1998

Lazio haven't drawn a Coppa Italia home match since 11 March 1998 when the Bianocelesti drew 2-2 with Juventus. Since then the capital side have collected 19 wins and 2 defeats from 21 cup matches played at home.

wins(3) draws(2) defeats(3)
ROME - Dejan Stankovic and Christian Manfredini scored in the space of a minute as Tim Cup holders Inter were held 1-1 by Lazio at the Olimpico in Tuesday evening's quarter-final first leg.

Roberto Mancini fielded a 4-4-2 formation, with nine changes to the starting line-up that beat Palermo last weekend and Dejan Stankovic in an innovative position just behind Julio Cruz in attack.

The Serb reverted to his usual midfield role when Burdisso and Di Canio both saw red in the fourth minute for an off-the-ball incident, but it didn't stop him from scoring his first goal for Inter since last September, a precise first-time strike into the bottom right corner from Favalli's cross on 26 minutes.

Lazio's reply came a minute later when Manfredini ran on to a through ball from Danish winger Keller then lifted over Toldo and into an open goal. The Biancocelesti went close to taking the lead of the stroke of half time when Albanian striker Tare unleashed a ferocious left-foot shot from the distance which smacked Toldo's crossbar.

Both sides continued to show attacking initiative as tiredness crept in during the second half, but neither managed to capitalise and the Nerazzurri bring a valuable away goal back to Milan for next Thursday's return leg at the Giuseppe Meazza. In between, Inter play Lecce away this Sunday evening in Week 22 of the Serie A championship.

LAZIO 1-1 INTER (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Stankovic 26, Manfredini 27

LAZIO: 32 Ballotta; 22 Oddo, 2 Stendardo, 25 Cribari, 16 Giallombardo; 31 Keller (11 Mauri 53), 6 Dabo, 20 Liverani (26 Mudingayi 49), 68 Manfredini (8 Zauri 90+1); 9 Di Canio, 17 Tare
Subs not used: 1 Peruzzi, 14 De Silvestri, 18 Rocchi, 19 Pandev
Coach: Delio Rossi

INTER: 1 Toldo; 3 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 11 Mihajlovic, 16 Favalli (4 J.Zanetti 65); 21 Solari, 6 C.Zanetti, 8 Pizarro, 33 Wome; 5 Stankovic, 9 Cruz (10 Adriano 65)
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 25 Samuel, 7 Figo, 14 Veron, 18 Kily Gonzalez,
Coach Roberto Mancini

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna)

Booked: Stendardo 11, Wome 40
Sent off: Burdisso 4, Di Canio 4

starting lineups

Ballotta 1 Toldo
Oddo 3 Burdisso
Stendardo 23 Materazzi
Cribari 11 Mihajlovic
Giallombardo 16 Favalli
Manfredini 21 Solari
Dabo 6 Zanetti
Liverani 8 Pizarro
Keller 33 Wome
Di Canio 5 Stankovic
Tare 9 Cruz


Peruzzi 22 Orlandoni
Zauri 4 Zanetti
Mauri 25 Samuel
De Silvestri 7 Figo
Mudingayi 14 Veron
Rocchi 18 Kily Gonzalez
Pandev 10 Adriano