Final score

8 April 2006 20:30

21' Ferrante (P)
11' (2nd half) Mihajlovic
6' (2nd half) Cruz (P)
Referee: Stefano Farina / Linesmen: Stroccjhia, Giordano / Fourth official: Pantana
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Minute Text commentary
46' Cruz is flagged offside as he controls a Pizarro ball in the Ascoli area. But El Jardinero was in an onside position when he began his run.
46' Half time. Ascoli 1-0 Inter.
45' 1 minute of additional time.
44' Ferrante's header from an Ascoli cross is blocked by Samuel.
43' Comotto's cross-shot from the right edge of the Inter area is wide of the far post.
42' Solari's curling free kick is on tagret. Coppola saves.
40' Coppola comes off his line and rises to catch Pizarro's cross from the corner.
40' Free kick to Inter just outside the Ascoli area for a Domizzi foul on Julio Cruz.
39' Cambiasso's shot from a central position 20 yards out takes a deflection. Corner to Inter.
38' Foggia's curling shot from 20 yards is wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
37' Fini's misguides his long ball forward for Quagliarella. Toldo gathers.
36' Cruz gets into a shooting position on the edge of the Bianconeri area and blasts high and wide.
36' Foggia cuts out Cambiasso's through ball for Martins and sets up an Ascoli counter-attack.
35' Comotto sweeps clear on the edge of the Ascoli box to deny the onrushing Martins.
34' Fini's right-footed drive from 25 yards is a whisker wide of the right post.
33' Quagliarella takes on Cordoba on the left-wing by-line then crosses but there's no Ascoli player on hand. Inter clear.
33' Inter hit back and go close to an equaliser with Martins' low shot saved by Coppola.
31' Cordoba outpaces Ferrante to an Ascoli ball down the left and boots out for a throw-in.
30' Free kick to Inter 25 yards out on the left.
30' David Pizarro's inswinging cross is cleared as far as Solari, whose 20-yard volley finishes wide.
29' Ascoli counter attack. Samuel blocks Ferrante's diagonal shot from inside the Inter area.
28' Guana is booked for a foul on Martins.
28' Coppola is quick off his line to beat Martins to Solari's ball over the Bianconeri defence.
27' Comotto's cross from the right is cleared by Cambiasso.
24' Samuel makes a headed clearance from Foggia's cross.
24' Ferrante's diagonal shot from the right edge of the Inter area is well wide of the far post.
23' Javier Zanetti's deflected long-range shot is gathered by Ascoli keeper Coppola.
23' Walter Samuel is yellow-carded for a foul on Ferrante. The free kick is 35 yards out on the right.
21' From the spot Marco Ferrante sends Toldo the wrong way. 1-0 to Ascoli.
20' Penalty to Ascoli for a dubious foul by Samuel on Quagliarella in the Inter area.
18' Solari's 20-yard shot from Pizarro's cut-back is saved by Coppola.
17' Martins' close-range volley from Cruz's cross is saved by Coppola but the flag goes up for offside.
14' Free kick to Ascoli 40 yards out.
14' Guana's cross into the Inter area is headed clear by Julio Cruz.
13' Inter captain Javier Zanetti denies Fini a shooting opportunity in the Nerazzurri area.
10' Cruz receives on the right from Pizarro and crosses into the Bianconeri area. Domizzi beats Martins to the ball and makes a headed clearance.
8' Solari's header from Cambiasso's cross is collected by Coppola.
7' Free kick to Inter in a central position 30 yards out for a Guana foul on Cambiasso.
6' Nicolas Burdisso's cross from the left flank goes behind for an Ascoli goal kick.
6' On the opposite wing Santiago Solari takes on an opponent then delivers a cross. Ascoli clear.
4' Burdisso combines with his fellow countryman Kily on the left but the ball goes out for an Ascoli throw-in.
3' Toldo saves Quagliarella's low shot from the distance.
2' Pizarro crosses into the Bianconeri box. At the far post Cruz heads into the middle of the area and Ascoli clear.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca for Ascoli v Inter.
1' Inter line-up: 1 Toldo; 4 J. Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 3 Burdisso; 21 Solari, 8 Pizarro, 19 Cambiasso, 18 Kily González; 9 Cruz, 30 Martins
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!!!!
Minute Text commentary
49' Toldo makes point-blank save from Giampà's close-range header.
49' Full time. Inter beat Ascoli 2-1.
47' Free kick to Inter on the left. Martins is beaten to Mihajlovic's cross.
45' Mancini brings on Materazzi for Solari.
45' 4 minutes of added time to play.
44' Cambiasso blocks Del Grosso's cross from the left.
43' Ascoli bring on Giampà for Parola.
41' Cruz is yellow-carded for a foul on Foggia.
41' Cruz is shown a red card after sarcastically clapping Farina's yellow card decision. Inter down to ten minute.
35' Martins fails to connect with Solari's low ball in from the left.
32' Mihajlovic's fierce low effort from the free kick is parried by Coppola, who blocks Martins' follow-up shot. Corner to Inter.
31' Ascoli bring on Cristiano for Fini.
31' Free kick to Inter over 35 yards out.
29' Pizarro fires wide after good saves by Coppola from Cruz and Martins.
26' Foggia is cautioned for a foul from behind on Julio Cruz. Free kick to Inter 35 yards out on the left.
26' Cruz is beaten to Mihajlovic's free kick and Ascoli clear. Attacking throw-in to Inter on the right.
21' Ascoli bring on Budan for Ferrante.
19' Solari's header from Figo's cross is wide.
18' Free kick to Ascoli just outside the Inter area for a Cambiasso foul on Foggia.
18' Domizzi's effort from the free kick is high and wide.
16' Toldo deals with Del Grosso's cross from the left.
11' Free kick to Inter in a central position 25 yards out.
11' GOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!! Sinisa Mihajlovic gives Inter the lead with a text book curling free kick. FORZA INTER!!!!!
11' That was Sinisa's first league goal of the season, and his 27th career goal from free kicks.
8' Inter close to a second. Cruz volley Figo's through ball over the Ascoli crossbar.
6' GOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!!!! Julio Cruz beats Coppola from the spot and we're all square at the Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca.
6' That was Julio's 11th goal in the Serie A this season.
5' Toldo is quick off his line to gather Comotto's cross from the right.
5' Penalty to Inter for a Coppola foul in the Ascoli area.
5' The Ascoli keeper is booked by match referee Farina.
1' Ascoli kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!!!!!!!!!
1' Inter have brought on Figo and Mihajlovic for Samuel and Kily Gonzalez.
Kily Gonzalez
Average rating 6.58
3 shots on target 9
6 shots off target 7
21 fouls committed 21
2 corners 3
1 offsides 3
00 ball possession 00
Disciplinary situation

Ascoli Disqualified: - Cautioned: Gianluca Comotto, Roberto Guana, Maurizio Lauro, Massimo Paci, Fabio Quagliarella Inter Disqualified: - Cautioned: Nicolas Burdisso, Luis Figo

Ascoli v Inter

Inter have won 5 (last win 2-1 in 1991/92 Serie A), drawn 6 (last draw 0-0 in 1988/89 Coppa Italia) and lost 5 (last defeat 2-1 in 1989/90 Coppa Italia) of their 16 competitive away matches against Ascoli.

Prolific season for Ascoli

Ascoli have scored 35 league goals so far this season and have equalled the club record of goals in one Serie A campaign, set in 1979/80.

Few Ascoli goals from subs

Of Ascoli's 35 league goals this season only one has been scored by a substitute (Budan in Sampdoria 1-2 Ascoli on 19 February 2006). Cagliari, Livorno and Treviso are the other three 2005/06 Serie A teams who have scored just once through a substitute.

Foggia most subbed player

Ascoli forward Pasquale Foggia is the 2005/06 Serie A championship's most substituted player (20 substitutions).

Ascoli: 14 different players on target

Fourteen different Ascoli players have scored in the 2005/06 Serie A season to better the club's record of 11 scorers in the 1987/88 campaign.

Inter: 10 goals from subs

Of Inter's 59 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.

Bianconeri on target for 7 consecutive games

Ascoli have scored in each of their last 7 league matches, notching a total of 11 goals. Before the Bianconeri's record Serie A scoring run they were held to a goalless draw at Parma on 12 February.

wins(7) draws(5) defeats(4)
ASCOLI - Inter came back from behind to beat Ascoli 2-1 at the Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca.

Julio Cruz and Sinisa Mihajlovic scored early goals in the second half to cancel out Marco Ferrante's 21st-minute opener for the Bianconeri.

The result lifts the Nerazzurri into second spot, with AC Milan at home to Chievo on Sunday.

Ferrante sent Toldo the wrong way from the spot to put Ascoli in front after Samuel was judged to have fouled Quagliarella in the box.

Cruz equalised five minutes after the restart with a well-taken penalty kick, awarded for a Coppola foul on Obafemi Martins.

Five minutes later Mihajlovic, on for Samuel at the start of the second half, gave Inter the lead with a trademark curling free kick.

Inter finished the match in ten men after Julio Cruz was somewhat harshly dismissed on 86 minutes for clapping referee Farina over a yellow card decision.

Francesco Toldo made a point-blank save from Ascoli substitute Giampà as the Bianconeri went close to an equaliser in added time.

ASCOLI 1-2 INTER (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Ferrante (pen) 21, Cruz (pen) 51, Mihajlovic 56

ASCOLI: 28 Coppola; 16 Comotto, 24 Paci; 80 Domizzi, 3 Del Grosso; 17 Foggia, 14 Guana, 18 Parola (5 Giampà 43), 8 Fini (55 Cristiano 76); 99 Quagliarella, 9 Ferrante (19 Budan 66)
Subs not used: 1 Boccolini, 13 Carbone, 6 Cudini, 53 Lauro
Coach: Massimo Silva

INTER: 1 Toldo; 4 J.Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel (11 Mihajlovic 46), 3 Burdisso; 21 Solari (23 Materazzi 90), 8 Pizarro, 19 Cambiasso, 18 Kily Gonzalez (7 Figo 46); 9 Cruz, 30 Martins
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 6 C.Zanetti, 31 Cesar, 20 Recoba
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Stefano Farina (Novi Ligure)

Booked: Samuel 23, Guana 28, Coppola 50, Foggia 71, Cruz 86
Sent off: Cruz 86

starting lineups

Coppola 1 Toldo
Comotto 4 Zanetti
Paci 2 Cordoba
Domizzi 25 Samuel
Del Grosso 3 Burdisso
Foggia 21 Solari
Guana 8 Pizarro
Parola 19 Cambiasso
Fini 18 Kily Gonzalez
Quagliarella 9 Cruz
Ferrante 30 Martins


Boccolini 12 Julio Cesar
Carbone 11 Mihajlovic
Lauro 23 Materazzi
Cristiano 6 Zanetti
Giampà 7 Figo
Cudini 31 Cesar
Budan 20 Recoba