Final score

11 May 2006 20:45

32' (2nd half) Martins
47' Cruz
6' Cambiasso
35' (2nd half) Nonda
Referee: Domenico Messina / Linesmen: Ivaldi, Ayroldi S. / Fourth official: Morganti E.
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47' GOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! Julio Cruz recieves from Stankovic, runs on goal then rounds Doni before slotting into a open goal. Inter 2-0 Roma (aggregate 3-1).
47' Half time. Inter 2-0 Roma (aggregate 3-1).
45' Roma forward Rosi weaves past two opponents before crashing a 20-metre shot over Julio Cesar's bar.
45' 2 minutes of overtime.
44' Adriano's header from Cruz's ball in from the left is saved by Doni.
43' David Pizarro is booked for a foul from behind on Rosi. The Chilean will miss his next Coppa Italia match as he was among those already on a caution.
41' Materazzi blocks and clears Panucci's long throw-in from the right.
41' Inter close to a second goal. From the edge of the Roma six-yard box Julio Cruz slides inches wide a shot from Adriano's cross.
40' Adriano has a low shot from Cambiasso's pass saved by Doni, but Roma win a free kick for offside.
37' Adriano's low shot is gathered by Roma custodian Doni.
36' Kharja is booked for a dirty foul on Stankovic.
36' Rosi returns to the pitch and numerical parity is restored.
34' Play temporarily interrupted as Rosi requires medical attention.
33' Adriano looks for a way past Bovo on the right-wing by-line and wins Inter a corner.
33' Figo's cross is cleared as far as Favalli, whose shot from 20 yards is directed wide by Adriano.
32' Houssine Kharja's back-post shot from Panucci's outswinging cross is well wide.
31' Adriano receives from Pizarro, races down the left then crosses into the middle of the area. Roma clear.
29' Javier Zanetti clears a Roma cross and sets up an Inter counter-attack. Stankovic makes a 40-yard run then plays wide to Adriano, who is dispossessed.
27' Dacourt is forced to tackle Figo on the left-wing by-line. Another corner for Inter.
27' Figo's inswinger from the corner flag is punched clear by Doni. Inter remain in attack, Figo crosses again from the left and Cambiasso hits the side-netting with a shot from a tight angle.
26' At the near post Kuffour beats Cruz to Favalli's ball in from the left.
25' Adriano is dispossessed by Rosi as the Nerazzurri come forward on the break, but we win a free kick for a foul by Kuffour on the Brazilian.
24' Figo intercepts a Panucci pass for Rosi but Inter win a goal kick as the ball comes off the Roma forward before crossing the by-line.
21' Figo combines with Favalli. The Italian left-back's outswinging cross goes out of play at the far side.
20' Bovo tackles Figo on the left-wing by-line and Inter win the first corner of the match.
19' Pizarro plays short to Stankovic, who drags his low shot well wide of the left post.
18' Free kick to Inter in a central position 30 yards out for a Dacourt foul from behind on Adri.
16' Adriano controls a long ball forward, advances to the edge of the Roma area and has his shot blocked.
14' Pizarro plays short to Stankovic but the free kick will have to be taken again.
14' This time Pizarro crosses to the far post but the ball sails over Samuel's head and behind for a Roma goal kick.
13' Free kick to Inter over 40 metres out.
12' Figo combines with Pizarro on the left then goes down after contact with Cufrè. No free kick given by the ref.
12' Okaka Chuka handles the ball in the Inter area. Messina awards a free kick to the Nerazzurri.
12' Roma bring on Samuel Kuffour for Christian Chivu, who is unable to continue.
11' In the Inter box Okaka Chuka's shot from Rosi's cross is blocked by Javier Zanetti.
10' Julio Cruz's cross from the left spins off Panucci, forcing Doni into a save.
10' Dejan Stankovic takes on Dacourt during a central run then has his shot blocked.
9' Figo wins a duel on the right then overhits his low pass for Cruz. Doni collects.
6' GOOOAAALLLL!!! What a magnificent goal by Esteban Cambiasso! From the edge of the Roma area El Cuchu beats Doni with an unstoppable left-foot volley from a Javier Zanetti cross. Inter 1-0 Roma (2-1 on aggregate).
5' At the other end Chivu makes a sliding tackle on Adriano and concedes a throw to Inter.
5' Dacourt misguides his forward pass for the Roma front men. Materazzi wins possession.
4' Favalli protects the ball from Rosi on the right side of the Inter area and concedes an attacking throw-in to the Giallorossi.
3' Luis Figo is flagged offside as he meets a ball down the right.
3' Figo looks to take the ball past Chivu and appears to be obstructed by the Romanian defender in the Roma area. No penalty given by referee Messina.
2' Play temporarily interrupted as Roma fans have thrown a flare on the pitch.
2' The firefighters have removed the offending object and play has resumed at the Meazza.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for tonight's Coppa Italia final return leg.
1' Inter team news - Ivan Cordoba lifted the cup here last season, but misses the return leg through suspension. Mancini has opted for this 4-4-2 lineup: Julio Cesar; J.Zanetti, Materazzi, Samuel, Favalli; Figo, Pizarro, Cambiasso, Stankovic; Adriano, Cruz.
1' Roma team news - Spalletti is without disqualified trio Mexes, Perrotta and Taddei. Totti and De Rossi are on the bench as the Tuscan coach has named this lineup: Doni; Panucci, Chivu, Bovo, Cufrè; Kharja, Dacourt; Rosi, Tommasi, A.Mancini; Okaka Chuka.
1' An Inter win or a 0-0 draw will keep the cup in Milan. Roma need a 2-2 draw or a win to gain revenge for last year's defeat. Extra time will be played if tonight's game ends 1-1.
1' Roma get tonight's match under way. FORZA INTER!!!!!!!!
1' Roma are straight into attack but David Pizarro intercepts Damiano Tommasi and boots clear.
1' Materazzi outjumps Okaka Chuka and makes a headed clearance from a Roma throw-in.
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48' Full time. Inter retain the Coppa Italia with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Roma.
47' Solari races on goal and curls a low shot just wide of Doni's right-hand post.
45' Corner to Inter but Kily will have to wait as the Roma fans are throwing objects on to the pitch.
45' 3 minutes of added time to play.
43' Ooohhhhh. Inter close to a fourth. Kily's shot from just outside the Roma area is parried by Doni. Corner.
41' Samuel rises above Nonda and heads clear to end a Giallorossi attack.
39' Inter come forward on the counter-attack. Bovo is booked for a tactical foul on Santiago Solari.
38' Rosi booked for protests.
37' Kily's 20-yard left-foot shot spins off Bovo and Inter win their sixth corner of the match.
36' Cristian Kily Gonzalez replaces Luis Figo. Solari switches to the right wing, with Kily slotting into his familiar role on the left.
35' Materazzi is yellow-carded for a foul on Totti.
35' Nonda reduces the arrears with a header from Totti's free kick. Inter 3-1 Roma.
32' GOOOAAALLLL!!!!!!! Obafemi Martins combines with Cruz and rams into an open goal to make it 3-0!!!!
31' Roma replace Kharja with Nonda.
23' Roma close to a goal. Totti fires inches wide from Kharja's cut-back.
22' Mancini brings on Martins for Adriano.
21' Cufrè's 20-metre shot from Kharja's corner is saved by Julio Cesar.
20' Pizarro's low shot from 25 yards is too central. Doni makes a comfortable save.
20' Tommasi's has a diagonal shot from the left blocked by the Inter defence. Corner to Roma.
19' Adriano tries a shot from the halfway line but it's well wide.
18' Tommasi tackles J.Zanetti as the Inter captain looks for a way through the Giallorossi defence.
15' Samuel makes a headed clearance from Panucci's deep cross from the right.
13' Inter bring on Solari for Stankovic.
13' Santiago Solari has scored two goals for Inter in this season's domestic cup run.
12' Mancini makes a headed clearance from Luis Figo's corner.
12' It looks as if Stankovic has injured a thigh muscle.
11' Another corner to Inter as Cufrè heads Stankovic's back-post header over the bar.
10' With the entrance of Totti, Roma revert to a 4-3-3.
10' Bovo blocks Stankovic's dangerous cross from the left. Corner to Inter.
9' Francesco Totti makes his return to competitive football after an 81-day absence through injury. Off comes Okaka Chuka. The whole stadium applauds.
7' Amantino Mancini has a go from 35 yards but the Brazilian's low shot is well wide of the right post.
6' Cruz is flagged offside as he meets Stankovic's ball over the Roma defence.
5' Materazzi cuts out Cufrè's low ball for Okaka Chuka.
4' Kharja's header from a ball into the Inter area is wide.
3' Inter attack back. Julio Cruz makes a central run on goal but can't find space for a shot and sweeps wide to Figo. The Portuguese winger enters the Roma box from the right but is tackled by Cufrè and Roma come forward again.
2' Javier Zanetti, Figo and Pizarro combine on the right but Roma regain possession and come forward on the counter-attack.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Kuffour makes a headed clearance from a Figo cross to deny Adriano a scoring chance.
Kily Gonzalez
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.63
5 shots on target 2
12 shots off target 7
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
1 offsides 7
26:44 ball possession 22:37
Mancini v Spalletti

Roberto Mancini has won 4, drawn 4 and lost 2 of his 10 competitive matches against current Roma boss Luciano Spalletti. Both Mancini and Spalletti's sides have scored in each meeting (17 goals to 14 in Mancini's favour).


2000/01 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-Roma 2-3 1-1
2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma ---- 1-1

Mancini v Roma

Roberto Mancini has collected 4 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats from his 16 competitive matches against Roma since becoming a coach. His teams have scored in each of the 7 home matches against the Giallorossi, netting a total of 12 goals.


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

Spalletti v Inter

Luciano Spalletti has won 6, drawn 6 and lost 4 of his 16 competitive meetings with the Nerazzurri. His teams have never drawn in Milan, with 3 wins and 4 defeats from 7 matches at the Giuseppe Meazza.


1997/98 Serie A Empoli-Inter 1-1 1-4
1998/99 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter 4-0 0-3
1999/00 Serie A Venezia-Inter 1-0 -----
2002/03 Serie A Udinese-Inter 2-1 2-1
2003/04 Coppa Italia Udinese-Inter 0-0 1-3
2003/04 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-0 2-1
2004/05 Serie A Udinese-Inter 1-1 1-3
2005/06 Serie A Roma-Inter 1-1 3-2
2005/06 Coppa Italia Roma-Inter 1-1 ----

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Inter's ninth cup final

This season's two-legged clash with Roma is Inter's ninth cup final after appearances in 1938/39, 1958/59, 1964/65, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1999/00 and 2004/05. In 1967/68 Inter finished bottom of the four-team group final, behind Bologna, AC Milan and winners Torino).

Inter unbeaten in 21 cup games - new club record

Inter 1-2 Bari on 19 December 2002 was the Nerazzurri's last defeat in Italy's cup competition. Since that date Inter have collected 12 Coppa Italia wins and 9 draws to equal the club's record unbeaten cup run between May 1986 and April 1988. With 10 wins and 5 draws, Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in the Coppa Italia since taking over at Inter.

Second repeat final in Coppa history

Inter v Roma is the second consecutive cup final between the two teams. The only other time the same two sides have reached back-to-back finals in the history of Italy's domestic cup competition was in 1979/80 and 1980/81 when Roma twice beat Torino on penalties.

The Coppa Mancini

With 15 appearances from AC Milan 0-1 Sampdoria on 30 June 1985 to Inter 0-0 Lazio on 18 May 2000, Roberto Mancini has taken part in more Coppa Italia finals than any other player. He is also the player who has lifted the most cups (6), with triumphs at Sampdoria in 1984/85, 1987/88, 1988/89 and 1993/94, and Lazio in 1997/98 and 1999/00. This winning trend hasn't changed since Mancini became a coach. In 2000/01 he led Fiorentina to a two-legged victory over Parma (0-1 in Parma, 1-1 in Florence). Three seasons later Mancini's Lazio beat Juventus over two legs (2-0 in Rome, 2-2 in Turin), and last year he led Inter to an aggregate victory against Roma (0-2 in Rome, 1-0 in Milan).

No cup win on penalties for 25 years

Seven Italian Cups have been lifted after extra time. The last time it happened was in 1996/97 when Vicenza beat Napoli 3-0. The final has been decided by a penalty shoot-out five times. Roma were the last team to lift a Coppa Italia after penalties with a 6-4 win at Torino in 1980/81. The match ended 1-1 after extra time.

Mancini in sight of Eriksson record

With four triumphs under his belt, Sven Goran Eriksson is the most successful coach in Coppa Italia history. Behind the Swedish tactician are Bersellini, Liedholm, Mancini and Rocco with three cups each. An Inter victory over Roma will therefore bring Mancini level with Eriksson. Before last year's triumph with Inter, Mancini won Italian Cups with Lazio in 2003/04 and Fiorentina in 2000/01.

Eriksson, Mancini: 3 cups at 3 different clubs

Sven Goran Eriksson and Roberto Mancini are the only two coaches to have won the Coppa Italia with three different teams. The Swedish coach won it with Roma in 1985/86, Sampdoria in 1993/94 and Lazio in 1997/98 and 1999/00. Mancini equalled Eriksson's record by winning the cup with Inter last season after triumphs with Fiorentina in 2000/01 and Lazio in 2003/04.

Inter goalless at home just once in 2005/06

Inter v Roma is the Nerazzurri's 29th home fixture of the season. Inter have scored in 28 of those matches, netting a grand total of 60 goals. Inter 0-0 Parma in the Coppa Italia on 12 January 2006 was the Nerazzurri's only goalless game at the Meazza this season.

Cup final number 12 for Roma

This year's domestic cup final appearance is Roma's twelfth after those in 1936/37, 1940/41, 1963/64, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1990/91, 1992/93, 2002/03 and 2004/05. Roma lifted the trophy in 1968/69, not by contesting a final, but by finishing ahead of Cagliari, Foggia and Torino in a four-team group final.

Roma unbeaten in nine games

With 3 wins and 6 draws, Roma are unbeaten in their last 9 competitive matches. The Giallorossi's last defeat was the 2-1 Coppa Italia loss at Palermo on 22 March.

Third consecutive final for Mancini

Roberto Mancini is the first coach to reach three consecutive Coppa Italia finals. And if Inter beat Roma again this year, Mancini will obviously become the first coach to lift the cup three years in a row.

No Roma away draw in nine cup games

The Giallorossi's last Coppa Italia draw away from home was the 2-2 stalemate with AC Milan on 31 May 2003. Since then Roma have garnered 5 wins and 4 defeats on their travels in Italy's cup competition.

No Roma away win in seven matches

Roma last won away from home on 26 February when they beat Lazio 2-0 in the Serie A. Since then the Giallorossi have gathered 4 draws and 3 defeats in Serie A, UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia away matches. In this winless streak of seven matches Roma have conceded 15 goals, at least one per match.

Roma chasing Juve record, Inter chasing Milan

The winners of Inter v Roma will lift the 58th Coppa Italia. Vado beat Udinese 1-0 after extra time to win the first final in 1922. Sixteen different teams have lifted the domestic cup. Juventus have won it 9 times, followed by Roma (7), Fiorentina (6), AC Milan (5), Torino (5), Inter (4), Lazio (4), Sampdoria (4), Napoli (3) Parma (3), Bologna (2), Atalanta (1), Genoa (1), Vado (1), Venezia (1) and Vicenza (1).

Inter's long home invincibility

Inter haven't let in an Italian Cup goal at home since Diego Lopez's 64th-minute header from Gianfranco Zola's cross in Inter 3-1 Cagliari last 18 May. That was 386 Meazza minutes ago (remaining 26 minutes of that semi-final return leg plus final return leg against Roma and this season's last sixteen, quarter-final and semi-final home matches against Parma, Lazio and Udinese).

wins(10) draws(1) defeats(2)
MILAN - Inter beat Roma 3-1 at the Meazza to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory and keep the Coppa Italia in Milan for another year.

Esteban Cambiasso and Julio Cruz scored first-half goals to put Inter in total command, with Obafemi Martins adding the third after the restart before Nonda's late consolation for the Giallorossi.

Cambiasso fired Inter ahead after six minutes with a cracking 20-yard volley from Javier Zanetti's cross.

Roma custodian Doni kept out efforts from Adriano, and Cruz shot narrowly wide before the Argentine striker doubled in added time at the end of the first half.

Meeting a through ball from Stankovic, Cruz rounded Doni and slotted into an open net for his twentieth of the season.

With Roma needing to score twice, Luciano Spalletti made a switch early in the second half. The whole stadium applauded as Francesco Totti replaced Okaka Chuka to make his return to competitive football after an 81-day absence through injury.

The talismanic Totti went close to scoring midway through the half, firing inches wide from a Kharja cut-back.

But Inter dampened any hopes of a Roma comeback in the 77th minute when Obafemi Martins received short from Cruz in the area and rammed into an open goal with Doni stranded.

Nonda reduced the arrears three minutes later with a header from a Totti free kick, but Inter defended their two-goal lead in the final minutes to give the club its second consecutive domestic cup triumph.

Inter coach Mancini enters the record books as the first coach to win three Italian Cups in a row, and equals Sven Goran Eriksson's record of four Coppa successes.

INTER 3-1 ROMA (HT: 2-0, AGG: 4-2)

Scorers: Cambiasso 6, Cruz 45+2, Martins 77, Nonda 80

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 J.Zanetti, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 16 Favalli; 7 Figo (18 Kily Gonzalez 81), 8 Pizarro, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic (21 Solari 58); 10 Adriano (30 Martins 67), 9 Cruz
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 3 Burdisso, 14 Veron, 33 Wome
Coach: Roberto Mancini

ROMA: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 13 Chivu (4 Kuffour 12), 3 Bovo, 25 Cufrè; 14 Kharja (40 Nonda 76), 15 Dacourt; 28 Rosi, 17 Tommasi, 30 A.Mancini; 35 Okaka Chuka (10 Totti 54)
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 7 Alvarez, 16 De Rossi, 29 Greco
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Referee: Domenico Messina (Bergamo refereeing section)

Booked: Kharja 36, Pizarro 43, Materazzi 80, Rosi 83, Bovo 84

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Doni
Zanetti 4 Panucci
Samuel 25 Chivu
Materazzi 23 Bovo
Favalli 16 Cufrè
Figo 7 Kharja
Pizarro 8 Dacourt
Cambiasso 19 Tommasi
Stankovic 5 Rosi
Cruz 9 Mancini
Adriano 10 Okaka


Toldo 1 Curci
Burdisso 3 Kuffour
Wome 33 Alvarez
Veron 14 Totti
Kily Gonzalez 18 De Rossi
Solari 21 Greco
Martins 30 Nonda