Final score

11 April 2006 15:30

44' (2nd half) Iaquinta (P)
38' (2nd half) Obodo
41' (2nd half) Pizarro
8' Solari
Referee: / Linesmen: Milardi, Cuttica / Fourth official: Rizzoli
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46' Half time. Udinese 1-0 Inter (aggregate 0-2).
45' 1 minute of added time.
45' Play is momentarily interrupted with Vidigal requiring medical attention after a duel with Solari.
44' Baronio's corner is cleared by Samuel and Wome.
44' Obodo's shot from the distance is deflected out for an Udinese corner.
41' Baronio's cross into the area is headed clear by Samuel.
40' Free kick to Udinese in a central position 35 yards out.
40' De Sanctis makes a smothering save to deny Cesar a diagonal shot from Pizarro's pass.
38' Baronio floats a cross into the Inter area. Materazzi wins an aerial duel with Rossini and concedes a corner.
38' Samuel clears the corner as far as Bertotto, whose long-range follow-up shot is saved by Julio Cesar.
37' Iaquinta's shot from Pieri's cross is blocked by Materazzi Good chance for Udinese.
36' Back in the Bianconeri half Bertotto beats Recoba to a Cruz through ball and plays to safety.
35' At the other end Obodo's cross-shot is caught by Julio Cesar.
35' Solari's ball over the Udinese defence is too long for Cruz and Recoba. De Sanctis collects.
34' Rossini's header from a Vidigal cross is high and wide.
32' Baronio latches on to a headed clearance by Pizarro and from 20 metres volleys wide of the left post.
30' Rossini controls a long pass into the Inter area and shoots on target. Julio Cesar saves his weak effort.
29' Baronio's long-range shot is high and wide. Goal kick to Inter.
29' Materazzi blocks Bertotto's shot from the free kick.
28' Solari blocks a Vidigal cross with his arm. Free kick to Udinese in a central position 25 yards out.
27' The attack comes to nothing as Udinese get back in numbers and regain possession.
26' Good defending by Pizarro, who dispossesses Obodo in the Inter third and sets up a counter-attack.
25' At the near post Wome makes a headed clearance from Baronio's cross.
24' Burdisso is booked for a foul on Vidigal on the left-wing by-line.
24' Inter close to a second. Recoba serves Solari in the area and the Argentin pokes on target. Zapata clears on the line as far as Cesar, whose cross from the left is headed on target by Cruz. De Sanctis saves.
22' Obodo is booked for a bad foul on Recoba.
19' Recoba is flagged offside as he controls a Solari pass in the Udine area.
18' Materazzi cuts out Vidigal's cross to the edge of the Inter area and clears.
15' In the Inter area Wome boots to safety to deny Iaquinta a one-on-one with Julio Cesar.
14' Obodo has a go from the distance but his effort is way over Julio Cesar's crossbar.
11' Inter build up a move down the opposite wing but are forced to backtrack by the Udinese rearguard.
11' Zapata beats Wome to a Cesar ball down the left and sweeps clear.
8' GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! Pierre Wome crosses for Santiago Solari to add to his first-leg goal with a first-time strike from 11 yards. Udinese 0-1 Inter (aggregate 0-2).
7' Free kick to Udinese on the left wing for a foul by Solari. Pieri's cross goes behind for an Inter goal kick.
5' Inter captain Recoba receives a short pass from Pizarro then from 25 yards crashes a left-foot shot wide of De Sanctis' left-hand post.
3' Baronio's cross from the left-wing corner flag is headed clear by Wome. The Bianconeri remain in attack and win a second corner.
2' Nicolas Burdisso concedes a corner to Udinese.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Friuli for this afternoon's Tim Cup semi-final return between Udinese and Inter (1st leg 1-0 to Inter).
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Inter line-up (4-4-2): 12 Julio Cesar; 3 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 33 Wome; 21 Solari, 6 C.Zanetti, 8 Pizarro, 31 Cesar; 9 Cruz, 20 Recoba
1' Udinese line-up (4-3-3): 1 De Sanctis; 4 Bertotto, 2 Zapata, 19 Felipe, 26 Pieri; 5 Obodo, 88 Baronio, 8 Vidigal; 9 Iaquinta, 20 Rossini, 30 Pepe
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Udinese 2-2 Inter (aggregate 2-3). Nerazzurri through to the final!
48' Udinese close to a dramatic injury-time goal. Julio Cesar parries a close-range effort from Morosini.
48' Materazzi blocks a Masiello cross. Corner to Udinese.
46' Bertotto cuts out a Wome pass for Pizarro to deny the Chilean a clear scoring chance.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
44' Iaquinta sends Julio Cesar the wrong way from the spot. Udinese 2-2 Inter (aggregate 2-3).
44' Penalty to Udinese for a Materazzi foul on Udinese.
41' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! David Pizarro restores Inter's lead with a low diagonal shot.
40' Julio Cesar saves Zapata's header from the corner.
40' Udinese close to a second. Obodo's shot from the edge of the Inter area takes a deflection. Corner.
38' Udinese equalise through Christian Obobo. The Nigerian runs on to Baronio's through ball, shrugs off challenges from Materazzi and Burdisso then fires past Julio Cesar. Udinese 1-1 Inter (aggregate 1-2).
37' Wome blocks a Tissone cross from the right. Attacking throw-in to Udinese.
36' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out. Sinisa Mihajlovic's low effort is way off target.
35' Inter bring on Mihajlovic for Solari.
32' Baronio's cross from the corner flag is headed clear at the near post by Pierre Wome.
31' Burdisso blocks a Pieri cross on the left-wing by-line. Corner to Udinese.
30' Cristiano Zanetti is booked for a foul on Baronio.
28' Pieri creates space for a shot from 20 metres but Samuel is quick to block the Udinese player's effort.
27' Baronio's shot from an Udinese free kick is saved by Julio Cesar.
26' Inter bring on Favalli for Recoba. It's the Italian full-back's first competitive match since suffering an injury in January.
25' Walter Samuel beats Iaquinta to an Udinese cross then blocks Pepe's long-range attempt from the loose ball.
25' Tissone's low effort from the distance is wide.
25' Udinese bring on Masiello for Pepe.
21' Inter close to a second. At the back post Burdisso heads a cross into the middle of the area. Samuel sends a bullet header on target, De Sanctis parries on the line. The Udinese keeper makes a second save from Samuel's left-foot follow-up.
19' De Sanctis denies Cruz a tap-in from Luis Figo's cross from the right.
17' Iaquinta's right-foot shot is deflected out for a corner. Julio Cesar collects Baronio's cross from the left-wing corner flag.
16' Free kick to Udinese 30 metres out for a Samuel foul on Iaquinta.
15' Inter bring on Luis Figo for Cesar.
14' Julio Cruz volleys over from close range after a defensive lapse by Udinese.
14' Cristiano Zanetti cuts out an Udinese attack after some good approach play by the Bianconeri.
13' At the other end Baronio fires a low shot wide from 30 metres.
12' Julio Cruz tries an overhead kick from Recoba's right-wing cross but fails to connect with the ball.
12' Corner to Udinese. Baronio crosses, Samuel clears. Baronio's second cross into the area is hooked clear by Solari.
10' On the right channel Solari takes on Pieri then sends a diagonal shot on target. De Sanctis saves.
9' Udinese replace Vidigal with Morosini.
9' Vincenzo Iaquinta hooks his diagonal shot well off target.
9' Back in the Inter half Pizarro sweeps clear an Obodo ball into the area.
8' Cesar combines with Pizarro but the Brazilian's cross in from the left is blocked by Bertotto.
7' Udinese attack back. Materazzi blocks Tissone's cross from the right and Iaquinta goes down in the area after contact with the Italian defender. Julio Cesar punches clear the resulting corner.
6' Wome's cross from the left is cleared by Udinese captain Bertotto.
6' Iaquinta pulls his first-time shot well wide of the right post.
5' Pieri intercepts Cristiano Zanetti's ball wide for Solari and sets up an Udinese counter-attack.
4' Rossini chests back for Obodo to fire well wide from 25 yards.
1' Udinese kick off the second half.
1' Giovanni Galeone has brought on Tissone for Felipe.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.31
8 shots on target 5
10 shots off target 3
10 fouls committed 17
11 corners 1
2 offsides 4
00 ball possession 00
Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Candela
Cautioned: Natali, Pieri, Tissone, Zenoni

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Kily Gonzalez, Wome, J.Zanetti

Mancini v Udinese

Roberto Mancini has won 8, drawn 2 and lost 1 of his 11 matches against Udinese. His teams have scored in each of these matches, totalling 20 goals.


2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Udinese 2-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Udinese ---- 2-1
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-1 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Udinese 2-2 2-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Udinese 3-1 1-1
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Udinese 3-1 1-0
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Udinese 1-0 ----

Galeone v Inter

Recently appointed Udinese coach Giovanni Galeone has won 1, drawn 1 and lost 7 of his 9 matches against Inter.


1984/85 Coppa Italia Spal-Inter 0-3 ----
1987/88 Serie A Pescara-Inter 1-1 2-0
1988/89 Serie A Pescara-Inter 0-2 1-2
1992/93 Serie A Pescara-Inter 1-4 ----
1996/97 Serie A Perugia-Inter ---- 0-1
2003/04 Serie A Ancona-Inter 0-2 ----
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Udinese 1-0 ----

Mancini v Galeone

Roberto Mancini has won both of his matches against current Udinese coach Giovanni Galeone.


2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Ancona 4-2 ----
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Udinese 1-0 ----

Udinese & cup goals conceded

Udinese have let in at least one goal in each of their last 12 Coppa Italia matches (total 24 goals conceded). The last time the Bianconeri kept a Coppa clean sheet was on 13 January 2004 when they drew 0-0 with Inter at the Stadio Friuli.

Udinese on target in 15 consecutive cup games at home

Udinese have failed to score in just one of their last 16 Tim Cup matches at the Stadio Friuli. Since their 0-0 home draw with Inter on 13 January 2004, the Bianconeri have scored in each of their 15 domestic cup matches played at home, netting a total of 34 goals.

No goal against Udinese for 239 minutes

Udinese haven't let in a goal in since Arturo Di Napoli's effort in the 31st minute of Messina 1-1 Udinese on 26 March 2006. That was 239 competitive minutes ago (last 59 minutes of that match plus entire games against Parma and Livorno).

Udinese & cup goals conceded

For the second time in their history Udinese go into a Coppa Italia return leg at home after a 1-0 defeat from the first leg. In the round of sixteen last season the Bianconeri lost 1-0 to Atalanta in Bergamo and overturned the result in the return with a 3-1 victory.

Inter looking to reach 9th final

Coppa Italia holders Inter are ninety minutes away from their 9th final. The Nerazzurri have reached the final in 1938/39, 1958/59, 1964/65, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1999/00 and 2004/05.

Inter on target in last 7 Coppa trips

Inter have scored in each of their last 7 Coppa Italia trips (total 11 goals). The Nerazzurri last failed to score in a domestic cup match away from home on 13 January 2004 (Udinese 0-0 Inter).

Udinese looking to reach second final

Udinese are on course for their second Coppa Italia final. In their first domestic cup campaign way back in 1922 the Bianconeri reached the final and 1-0 to Vado after extra time.

Inter's long unbeaten run in cup

Inter are unbeaten in their last 19 Coppa Italia matches, their last defeat a 2-1 loss to Bari on 19 December 2002. Since that date the Nerazzurri have collected 12 wins and 7 draws. Inter's record unbeaten run in the domestic cup is 20 matches (from May 1986 to April 1988).

No cup goal against Inter for 243 minutes

Manfredini's 27th-minute goal in Lazio 1-1 Inter last 24 January was the last Coppa Italia goal let in by Inter. That was 243 competitive minutes ago (remaining 63 minutes of that match plus both home games against Lazio and Udinese).

Inter unbeaten in Coppa away matches since 2002

Inter's last domestic cup defeat away from home was the 1-0 loss to Bari on 5 December 2002. Since then the Nerazzurri have collected 4 wins and 5 draws.

wins(1) draws(4) defeats(2)
UDINE - Tim Cup holders Inter drew 2-2 with Udinese at the Stadio Friuli to seal a 3-2 aggregate victory and reach the final of Italy's domestic cup competition for the ninth time in the club's history.

Santiago Solari added to his first-leg goal to put Inter in command after eight minutes and leave Udinese needing to score three times. The Argentine winger met Wome's low ball in from the left and hit it first time past Bianconeri shotstopper Morgan De Sanctis.

A lacklustre cup tie came alive in the final stages when Udinese equalised through Christian Obobo on 83 minutes. The Nigerian ran on to Baronio's through ball then shrugged off challenges from Materazzi and Burdisso before firing past Julio Cesar.

Inter were back in front three minutes later when David Pizarro scored against his ex-club with a precise diagonal shot. Udinese levelled a minute from time with Vincenzo Iaquinta sending Julio Cesar the wrong way from the penalty spot after foul on the Italian striker by Marco Materazzi.

In the two-legged final (3, 11 May) Inter face the winners of Wednesday evening's second semi-final return between Roma and Palermo (1st leg 2-1 to Palermo).

UDINESE 2-2 INTER (HT: 0-1, AGG. 2-3)

Scorers: Solari 8, Obodo 83, Pizarro 86, Iaquinta (pen) 89

UDINESE: 1 De Sanctis; 4 Bertotto, 2 Zapata, 19 Felipe (16 Tissone 46), 26 Pieri; 5 Obodo, 88 Baronio, 8 Vidigal (25 Morosini 54); 9 Iaquinta, 20 Rossini, 30 Pepe (17 Masiello 70)
Subs not used: 12 Paoletti, 10 Di Natale, 14 Natali, 35 Defendi
Coach: Giovanni Galeone

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 3 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 33 Wome; 21 Solari (11 Mihajlovic 80), 6 C.Zanetti, 8 Pizarro, 31 Cesar (7 Figo 60); 9 Cruz, 20 Recoba (16 Favalli 71)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 19 Cambiasso, 30 Martins
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Nicola Ayroldi (Molfetta)

Booked: Obodo 22, Burdisso 24, C.Zanetti 75

starting lineups

De Sanctis 12 Julio Cesar
Bertotto 3 Burdisso
Zapata 23 Materazzi
Felipe 25 Samuel
Pieri 33 Wome
Obodo 21 Solari
Baronio 8 Pizarro
Vidigal 6 Zanetti
Iaquinta 31 Cesar
Rossini 20 Recoba
Pepe 9 Cruz


Paoletti 1 Toldo
Di Natale 2 Cordoba
Natali 11 Mihajlovic
Tissone 16 Favalli
Masiello 7 Figo
Morosini 19 Cambiasso
Defendi 30 Martins