Final score

7 May 2006 15:00

16' (2nd half) Cruz
48' (2nd half) Gastaldello
Referee: De Marco / Linesmen: Contini, Angrisani / Fourth official: Palanca
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46' Half time. Inter 0-0 Siena.
45' Julio Cruz is booked by referee De Marco. Play resumes as Mirante is okay to continue.
45' 1 minute of added time.
43' Inter close again. Mirante parries Maa Boumsong's low shot from the edge of the Siena box then smothers the ball to deny Cruz a tap-in.
43' Mirante remains on the ground after colliding with Cruz.
41' Back in our half Siena go close again. With a nice bit of skill Chiesa directs Falsini's cross into the path of Paro, whose first-time shot is wide.
39' Another good chance for the Nerazzurri. Kily combines with Cesar on the left then has his diagonal shot blocked by Mirante.
36' Cruz's headed pass from Wome's long throw-in is headed clear at the far side by Molinaro.
35' Good chance for Inter at the other end. Cesar's diagonal shot is cleared by the Siena defence.
34' Martins is unlucky not to keep the ball in play on the right-wing by-line after sprinting on to a rebound.
34' Another good chance for Siena. At the far post Chiesa connects with a Paro cross but can't direct his shot on target.
32' On his Serie A debut Maa Boumsong plays into the Siena area but Martins has misread the move.
31' Back in the Siena half Cruz nods down a cross into the path of Martins but it's too long for the Nigerian forward. Mirante collects.
30' Negro's cross-shot from Tudor's ball down the right is caught by Julio Cesar.
29' At the other end Kily runs on to an intelligent ball wide by Cesar and crosses. Falsini beats Martins to the ball and makes a clearance.
28' Martins is onside this time as he sprints on to a long ball by Wome, but Mirante is quick off his line and the Siena keeper gathers.
28' Vergassola's floated ball into the Nerazzurri box is gathered by Julio Cesar.
26' Siena defender Gastaldello cuts out a Martins through ball for Cesar.
25' Martins is in an offside position as he receives on the right wing from Maa Boumsong.
22' Cruz meets Cambiasso's through ball but handles before seeing his shot tipped round by Mirante. Free kick to Siena.
20' Good chance for Siena. Enrico Chiesa runs on to a ball over the Inter defence then fires wide of the left post with just Julio Cesar to beat.
18' Inter captain Ivan Cordoba wins the ball off Molinaro, protects it from the Siena winger and plays calmly back to Julio Cesar.
17' Wome's shot from the free kick is low and on target, but Mirante makes a comfortable save.
16' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for another foul by Gastaldello on Cruz.
14' Cruz combines with Cambiasso and fires over from the midfielder's cut-back.
13' Kily's deep cross into the box is caught by Siena keeper Mirante.
13' Martins is clear through on goal but the linesman flags for a foul by the Nigerian on Molinaro.
12' Free kick to Inter in a central position 40 yards out for a Gastaldello foul from behind on Cruz.
11' At the other end Julio Cesar rises to collect a Vergassola cross.
11' Cesar receives in space on the left then sends a looping cross over the heads of Martins and Cruz.
10' Siena clear after Martins fails to exploit a loose ball in the Tuscan area.
10' Negro cuts out Kily's ball for Cesar on the left as the Nerazzurri continue to attack down the wings in these opening minutes.
9' Falsini beats Cruz to a long ball wide and hooks out for a throw-in.
8' Burdisso misguides his low ball down the right for Martins. Falsini intercepts.
7' Alberto intercepts Andreolli's headed pass to Wome, but the young Italian defender wins the ball back and concedes a corner.
6' Portanova boots clear to deny the onrushing Wome a diagonal shot on goal.
5' Falsini intercepts Burdisso's ball down the right for Martins and heads out for a throw-in.
4' Wome combines with Cruz on the left but the Argentine overhits his return pass.
3' Falsini attacks down the left after Siena clear the corner. Pierre Wome ends the move with a good tackle on the Bianconeri full-back.
2' Good chance for Inter. Cruz combines with Kily then has his shot tipped round by Mirante. Corner.
1' Welcome to a sunny San Siro in Milan for Inter v Siena, our last home league match of the season.
1' Roberto Mancini has named Nerazzurri youngsters Andreolli and Maa Boumsong in his 4-3-3 line-up: 12 Julio Cesar; 3 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 49 Andreolli, 33 Wome; 19 Cambiasso, 55 Maa Boumsong, 18 Kily González; 30 Martins, 9 Cruz, 31 Cesar.
1' Seventeen-year-old Swedish striker Goran Slavkovski, who plays for the academy's Allievi Nazionali team, is on the Inter bench. If he comes on during the match Slavkovski will become the youngest player to make his Inter debut since Giuseppe Bergomi.
1' Adriano is ruled out of this afternoon's match with a muscle problem.
1' Siena line-up (4-5-1): 83 Mirante; 2 Negro, 7 Tudor, 46 Gastaldello, 3 Falsini; 75 Alberto, 19 Paro, 6 Vergassola, 30 Molinaro; 10 Chiesa, 90 Portanova.
1' Before kick-off a minute's silence will be observed in honour of the Italian troops killed in Afghanistan several days ago.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!
1' Martins bursts past two then sweeps wide to Cesar who slips, and Siena gain possession.
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49' Mirante pulls off a terrific save to keep out Kily Gonzalez's blistering shot from the distance.
49' Full time. Siena hold Inter to a 1-1 draw. See you on Thursday for the Coppa Italia final return against Roma (kick-off 20:45).
48' Guzman's right-foot shot from inside the Inter area is parried by Julio Cesar.
48' Gastaldello heads home from the corner to bring the sides level.
45' Nicolas Burdisso is shown a straight red card for slapping Falsini in the face. Nerazzurri down to ten men.
45' 4 minutes of added time.
44' Vergassola is booked for a foul on Stankovic.
41' Siena bring on Packer for Alberto.
39' Seventeen-year-old Swedish striker Goran Slavkovski, who plays for the academy's Allievi Nazionali team, replaces Martins and become the youngest player to make his Inter debut since Giuseppe Bergomi.
39' Goran Slavkovski profile:
38' Martins' cross for Stankovic is cut out by the Siena defence.
37' The Serb's cross is caught by Mirante.
36' Paro is booked for a late challenge on Pizarro.
36' Dejan Stankovic wins Inter a right-wing corner.
34' Siena replace Chiesa with Guzman.
33' Portanova closes down Stankovic to deny the Serb-Montenegrin midfielder a clear shot on goal.
29' Cesar's cross-shot from the left spins off Negro and finishes in the hands of Mirante.
28' Inter bring on David Pizarro for Julio Cruz.
24' Inter counter-attack. Cruz sweeps wide to Cesar, who crosses for Martins to fire just wide of the right post.
24' Siena bring on Iadaresta for Tudor.
24' Another good chance for Inter. Cesar fires a low diagonal shot inches wide of the far post.
23' Paro's cross from Alberto's pass is headed clear by Andreolli.
22' Cesar is flagged offside as he receives on the left wing from Stankovic.
19' At the near post Tudor sends wide a flicked header from Paro's corner kick.
18' Inter replace Maa Boumsong, who has had an impressive Serie A debut, with Dejan Stankovic, who comes on for his 100th competitive appearance in an Inter shirt.
15' Chiesa runs on to another forward pass, sidesteps Andreolli then curls his shot wide of the far post.
15' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Julio Cruz runs on to Maa Boumsong's through ball, picks his spot and fires first-time past Mirante.
15' That was Julio's 14th goal in the Serie A this season.
14' Enrico Chiesa runs on to a forward pass and tries to lob Julio Cesar from 35 yards, but the Brazilian keeper gets back to save.
13' Cesar's cross from the left is blocked by Paolo Negro.
9' Cruz is tackled by Gastaldello as the Nerazzurri try to mount an attack.
8' Cesar floats a ball from the left wing to the back post, where Cambiasso's shot from a tight angle shaves the post. The ref awards Siena a goal kick as the ball had already gone behind.
7' Siena keep up the pressure as Julio Cesar fails to hold a cross before Andreolli makes a half-clearance.
7' At the other end Mirante is forced to come to the edge of his area and boot clear to deny the onrushing Julio Cruz.
6' Nicolas Burdisso delivers a cross from the right wing. Mirante catches.
6' Vergassola wins a duel with Wome on the right and crosses into the Inter box. Cordoba makes a headed clearance.
4' Good aerial clearance by Andreolli to deny Chiesa.
4' Chiesa goes close with a first-time shot from a cross in from the right. Julio Cesar parries, Siena win a corner.
3' Good attacking move by Inter. Cruz runs on to Kily's throw-in down the left then crosses. Cesar plays short to Maa Boumsong whose low shot is saved by Mirante.
3' Siena come straight back at Inter but nothing comes of the move as Julio Cesar plucks a Chiesa cross out of the air.
1' Siena get the second half under way.
Kily Gonzalez
Julio Cesar
Maa Boumsong
Average rating 5.97
7 shots on target 5
4 shots off target 4
9 fouls committed 12
3 corners 5
5 offsides 2
33:39 ball possession 24:18
Mancini v De Canio

Roberto Mancini has won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1 of his 3 competitive meetings with Siena boss Luigi De Canio.


2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 0-1 ----
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Siena 2-0 ----
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Siena ---- 0-0

Mancini v Siena

Roberto Mancini has won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of his 5 matches against Siena, with 2 home wins out of 2.


2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Siena 5-2 0-3
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Siena 2-0 2-2
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Siena ---- 0-0

De Canio v Inter

Siena boss Luigi De Canio has won 2, drawn 1 and lost 4 of his 7 matches against Inter, losing all four matches played in Milan (10 conceded, average 2.5 per match).


1999/00 Serie A Udinese-Inter 3-0 0-3
2000/01 Serie A Udinese-Inter 3-0 1-2
2002/03 Serie A Reggina-Inter ---- 0-3
2004/05 Serie A Siena-Inter ---- 0-2
2005/06 Serie A Siena-Inter 0-0 ----

Mancini's winning bench

Of Inter's 65 Serie A goals in 2005/06, 11 have been scored by substitutes: Cruz (5), Adriano (2), Cambiasso (1), Pizarro (1), Recoba (1) and Mihajlovic (1). No other team has scored as many goals with subs this season.

Inter on course for home record

Since their goalless cup draw with Parma on 12 January, Inter have collected 12 victories (8 in last 8 outings) and 1 defeat in 13 Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League matches at home. In this season's Serie A championship the Nerazzurri have won 16 and lost 2 of their 18 home matches. Inter's last home draw in the league was the goalless stalemate with Reggina last 29 May. A win or loss against Siena will set a new club record of zero home defeats in one Serie A season.

From Siena to Siena: 100 Inter appearances for Stankovic

If fielded against the Bianconeri, Dejan Stankovic will complete a century of competitive appearances for Inter. Interestingly, the Serb-Montenegrin midfielder's debut for the Nerazzurri came in a 4-0 home league victory over Sunday's opponents Siena, on 1 February 2004. Stankovic has pulled on an Inter shirt in 67 Serie A matches, 13 Coppa Italia games, 18 Champions League ties and 1 Italian Super Cup final.

Inter goalless at home just once in 2005/06

Inter v Siena is the Nerazzurri's 28th home match of the season.Besides the 0-0 Coppa Italia draw with Parma on 12 January 2006,Inter have scored in every other home match, netting 59 goals.

No goal against Inter at San Siro for 269 minutes

Inter haven't conceded a goal at home since Diego Forlan's strike in the 1st minute of Inter 2-1 Villarreal on 29 March 2006. The Urguayan forward's goal was 269 competitive minutes ago (remaining 89 minutes of that match plus both Serie A home matches against Messina and Reggina.

Siena's record scoring run

Siena have scored in each of their last 6 away matches, netting a total of 7 goals in this record top-flight scoring run for the Tuscan club.

Record season for Siena

With 9 Serie A victories this season Siena have equalled their record of wins in one top-flight campaign. And with 59 goals conceded the Bianconeri have set a new club record after the 55 let in last season. Sunday's match at the Meazza is Siena's last chance of bettering last year's record run of four away victories in the league.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)
MILAN - Inter warmed up for Thursday's Coppa Italia Tim final return leg against Roma with a 1-1 Serie A draw with Siena at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Daniele Gastaldello rose to head home an equaliser in time added on after Julio Cruz had given Inter a second-half lead.

Roberto Mancini named a 4-3-3 for Inter's last home league match of the season, with Cameroonian youngster Maa Boumsong making his Serie A debut in midfield.

Julio Cruz had an early shot saved by Mirante before veteran striker Enrico Chiesa fired wide with just Julio Cesar to beat.

Chiesa was presented with a second opportunity before half time but failed to direct Paro's cross over the line at the back post.

Inter had three good chances before the break, with Cesar's diagonal shot cleared before good saves by Mirante from Kily Gonzalez and Maa Boumsong.

There was no change in the script at the start of the second half as Maa Boumsong had another low shot saved by Mirante, with Julio Cesar doing the same from Chiesa's first-time effort at the other end.

The Nerazzurri gradually imposed their game and broke the deadlock on 60 minutes when Cruz ran on to a Maa Boumsong through ball, picked his spot then fired first-time past Mirante to net his 14 Serie A goal of the season.

Three minutes after setting up Cruz's goal Maa Boumsong was replaced by Dejan Stankovic, who came on to complete a century of competitive appearances for the club.

Cesar and Martins both fired low shots inches wide as Inter edged close to a second goal.

Six minutes from time Mancini replaced Obafemi Martins with Swedish striker Goran Slakovski, who at the age of 17 years and 1 month becomes the youngest ever player to make his Inter debut. The record was previously held by Giuseppe Bergomi, who first pulled on a Nerazzurri shirt when he was 17 years and 2 months old.

In a dramatic finale Nicolas Burdisso was shown a straight red after an off-the-ball incident with Falsini before Gastaldello headed home a corner in stoppage time to force a draw.

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

Scorers: Cruz 60, Gastaldello 90+3

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 3 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 49 Andreolli, 33 Wome; 19 Cambiasso, 55 Maa Boumsong (5 Stankovic 63), 18 Kily Gonzalez; 30 Martins (89 Slavkovski 84), 9 Cruz (8 Pizarro 73), 31 Cesar
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 13 Zè Maria, 16 Favalli, 23 Materazzi
Coach: Roberto Mancini

SIENA: 83 Mirante; 2 Negro, 90 Portanova, 46 Gastaldello, 3 Falsini; 75 Alberto (17 Packer 86), 19 Paro, 7 Tudor (18 Iadaresta 69), 6 Vergassola, 30 Molinaro; 10 Chiesa (16 Guzman 79)
Subs not used: 14 Fortin, 5 Colonnese, 66 Legrottaglie
Coach: Luigi De Canio

Referee: Andrea De Marco (Genoa)

Booked: Cruz 45, Paro 81, Vergassola 89
Sent off: Burdisso 90

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Mirante
Burdisso 3 Negri
Cordoba 2 Gastaldello
Andreolli 49 Tudor
Wome 33 Falsini
Cambiasso 19 Molinaro
Maa Boumsong 55 Portanova
Kily Gonzalez 18 Vergassola
Martins 30 Paro
Cruz 9 Alberto
Cesar 31 Chiesa


Toldo 1 Fortin
Ze Maria 13 Packer
Favalli 16 Colonnese
Materazzi 23 Guzman
Stankovic 5 Legrottaglie
Slavkovski 89 Iadaresta
Pizarro 8