Final score

26 August 2006 20:45

4' (1st ET) Figo
29' (2nd half) Vieira
20' (2nd half) Crespo
44' Vieira
34' Aquilani
25' Aquilani
13' Mancini
referee Massimiliano Saccani / linesmen Maggiani, Nicoletti / 4th man Girardi
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Minutes Text commentary
45' Half time. Inter 1-3 Roma.
44' Taddei is yellow-carded for a foul on Ibrahimovic. Inter's free kick is 25 yards out on the left.
44' GOOOOAAAALLLLLLL! Inter pull a goal back through Patrick Vieira, who rises in the Roma area and powers a header from Figo's cross past Doni.
43' Javier Zanetti close to scoring for Inter. The Nerazzurri captain weaves his way into the box then tests Doni with a fierce low shot.
42' Figo sends a long cross from the right wing to the far post, forcing Doni to make a punching clearance.
39' Fabio Grosso whips in a cross from the left but there's no team-mate on hand in the area. Doni plucks the ball out of the air.
38' Roma close again as Taddei sends a flying header over Toldo's bar.
37' Inter are awarded a free kick 30 yards out. Grosso's inswinger is headed clear by his Azzurri colleague Daniele De Rossi.
34' 3-0 to Roma. Aquilani slides past Toldo from close range to finish off a well-worked move by the Giallorossi and claim his second goal of the match.
30' Patrick Vieira is yellow-carded by referee Saccani for a foul from behind on Perrotta.
28' Good cross in from the left by Fabio Grosso. Cufrè wins an aerial duel with Ibra to deny the Sweden forward a scoring chance.
25' Roma take a 2-0 lead. Alberto Aquilani latches on to a Totti through ball before stroking calmly past Toldo.
24' Roma attack back. Taddei receives on the edge of the Inter area and sends a low shot wide.
23' Luis Figo is in sparkling form tonight. The Portuguese winger runs down the left and skips past an opponent before crossing in. Roma clear.
22' Adriano's low effort from the free kick is a yard wide.
21' Inter win a free kick about 30 yards out for an Aquilani foul on Adriano.
19' Roma close to a second goal but Francesco Toldo denies Aquilani with an excellent save from the Giallorossi midfielder's bullet shot from 20 yards.
13' Roma take the lead through Amantino Mancini. The Brazilian makes headed contact with Panucci's cross and follows the ball over the line after Toldo and Zanetti fail to clear.
11' Roma close to an opening goal. Mancini receives in space from Taddei but blasts wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
10' Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a go from 35 yards but Doni makes an easy save.
8' Good chance for Inter. Luis Figo dances past two in the box and crosses to the far post where Materazzi nods back for Ibrahimovic, who is beaten to the ball.
7' Roma are awarded a free kick 30 yards out. Mancini plays short to Totti who is caught in possession just outside the penalty area. Inter move forward.
5' Brazilian winger Mancini is flagged offside as he runs on to Cufrè's lofted ball down the left.
3' At the other end Amantino Mancini makes a darting diagonal run into the box. His shot across the face of the goal takes a deflection and Roma win the first corner of the match.
1' Good evening and welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for the 2006 Italian Super Cup match between Inter and Roma (kick-off at 20:45).
1' Summer signings Grosso, Vieira and Ibra are set for their competitive debuts in Roberto Mancini's 4-4-2 starting lineup: Toldo; Zanetti, Materazzi, Samuel, Grosso; Figo, Vieira, Cambiasso, Stankovic; Ibrahimovic, Adriano.
1' Roma boss Luciano Spalletti replies with this 4-5-1 formation: Doni; Panucci, Mexes, Chivu, Cufrè; De Rossi, Aquilani; A.Mancini, Perrotta, Taddei; Totti. Giallorossi captain Francesco Totti will start the match as lone striker.
1' Inter, playing in their traditional black and blue strip, kick off against the Giallorossi who are wearing white tonight. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Inter win a free kick on the right wing. Fabio Grosso's inswinging cross is punched clear by Doni and definitively cleared by Taddei.
Minutes Text commentary
48' Figo combines with Maicon on the right, runs to the by-line and crosses. Doni gathers.
48' Full time. Inter 3-3 Roma. Extra time coming up.
45' Incredible miss by Ibrahimovic. From an inviting position the Sweden forward sidefoots inches wide of the right post after good approach play from Figo and Crespo.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
44' Applause for Dejan Stankovic, whose right-foot shot from 35 yards isn't far off target.
43' Chivu makes a sliding clearance from Vieira's low ball to deny Crespo a scoring chance.
41' Max Tonetto volleys wide from a tight angle.
39' Daniele De Rossi blazes an ambitious shot over the bar.
37' Maicon races down the right then crosses into the Roma area. Mexes heads clear with Ibrahimovic lurking at the back post.
35' Maicon is booked for a foul on Mancini.
35' Roma bring on Tonetto for Aquilani.
31' Inter win a free kick 25 yards out. Ibrahimovic's low effort hits the Roma wall.
29' GOOOOAAALLLLLL!!! It's 3-3 at the Meazza. Vieira meets an Ibrahimovic cross and places his shot into the roof of the net. Let's have a fourth now!
28' Figo has an angled shot saved by Doni's feet as Inter look for an equaliser.
27' Spalletti makes his second switch. Egyptian forward Mido replaces Totti.
25' Cassetti is booked by Saccani.
25' Dejan Stankovic tests Doni with a fiercely struck right-foot shot from 20 yards.
23' Another chance for Inter. Figo feeds through to the unmarked Ibrahimovic whose right-foot shot is collected by Doni.
21' Roma bring on Cassetti for Taddei.
20' GOOOAALLLLLL!!!!!!! Dejan Stankovic whips in a cross from the right and Hernan Crespo sends a flicked header past Doni to reduce the arrears. Inter 2-3 Roma.
19' Luis Figo collects a pass from Ibra, advances then plays wide to Crespo, whose diagonal shot is saved.
18' Crespo's looping header from Vieira's pass is caught by Doni.
17' Marco Materazzi beats Taddei to Totti's cross and heads to safety.
17' Simone Perrotta makes space for a shot on the edge of the Inter area. The Italy midfielder's low effort is easily saved by Toldo.
16' Hernan Crespo comes on for Adriano.
13' Zanetti takes on two opponents but is dispossessed by a third as he surges into the Roma area.
9' Maicon replaces Fabio Grosso to make his competitive debut for Inter.
9' Javier Zanetti has switched from right-back to left-back as Maicon takes up the Inter captain's position.
8' Philippe Mexes rises to head clear a Zanetti cross from the right, denying Adriano a clear-cut chance.
7' Roberto Mancini is set to bring on Maicon.
7' In the meantime Roma win a free kick 25 yards out on the right. Totti's cross is cleared by the Inter defence.
5' Adriano receives in the area and combines with Cambiasso but Panucci gets back to end the attack.
4' Inter goalscorer Vieira runs down the right, shrugs off a challenge and crosses in. Roma clear.
3' At the other end Toldo comes out of his area to deny Taddei a chance from Totti's pass.
1' Roma get the second half under way.
1' Stankovic plays to Ibrahimovic who is intercepted. The loose ball falls to Luis Figo who shoots over from twenty yards.
Minutes Text commentary
15' Another free kick to Inter close to the edge of the Roma box.
15' Ibrahimovic's shot has plenty of power in it, but it's over the bar.
14' Walter Samuel blocks a De Rossi shot from the distance.
11' Marco Materazzi's left-foot effort from the free kick is high and wide.
10' Cristian Chivu is shown a straight red card for sarcastically applauding referee Saccani after a foul on Figo.
10' Inter's free kick is right on the edge of the box.
4' GOOOOAAALLLLLL!!!!! Luis Figo finds the top left corner with a sweetly taken free kick.
3' Ibrahimovic is caught by Chivu as he receives from Figo. Saccani awards Inter a free kick just outside the Roma area.
2' Toldo punches clear a Panucci cross from the right.
1' Inter kick off the first period of extra time.
Minutes Text commentary
16' Luis Figo's curling free kick is on target. Doni tips it over.
16' That's it. Inter claim their third Italian Super Cup with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Roma.
14' Mido is booked by Saccani.
13' Cambiasso makes a headed clearance from Tonetti's free kick.
11' Esteban Cambiasso is yellow-carded for a foul on Panucci.
8' Doni collects a Vieira cross from the right to keep Ibra at bay.
3' Mancini's long-range free kick is well saved by Toldo.
1' Ten-man Roma get the second period of extra time under way.
1' Inter have replaced Dejan Stankovic with Olivier Dacourt.
Average rating 6.95
8 shots on target 5
5 shots off target 5
0 fouls committed 0
3 corners 2
0 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Spalletti

Roberto Mancini has won 5, drawn 4 and lost 2 of his 11 competitive matches against teams coached by Luciano Spalletti. Both Mancini and Spalletti's sides have scored in each of these eleven encounters (20 Mancini goals, 15 Spalletti goals).


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 C.Italia Inter-Roma 3-1 1-1

Mancini v Roma

In his 17 competitive matches against the Giallorossi since becoming a coach, Roberto Mancini has collected 5 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats. Mancini's teams have scored in each of the eight home matches against Roma, netting a total of 15 goals.


2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Roma 3-1 ----
2002 Super Cup Fiorentina-Roma ---- 0-3
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Roma ---- 1-2
2002/03 C.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 C.Italia Inter-Roma 1-0 2-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Roma 2-3 1-1
2005/06 C.Italia Inter-Roma 3-1 1-1

Spalletti v Inter

Luciano Spalletti's teams have won 6, drawn 6 and lost 5 of their 17 competitive matches against Inter, and have never drawn in Milan with 3 wins and 5 defeats from 8 away games. Spalletti's sides have conceded goals in each of these away matches, letting in a total of 20 goals.


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 C.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 C.Italia Roma-Inter 1-1 1-3

First Super Cup between Inter and Roma

Inter and Roma meet in an Italian Super Cup for the first time in the competition's history. There have been two Super Cup matches between AC Milan and Sampdoria (1988, 1994), AC Milan and Parma (1992, 1999), and Juventus and Parma (1995, 2002).

Four Super Cups to Coppa Italia holders

Inter v Roma is the 19th edition of the Italian Super Cup, contested between the winners of the Italian Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous season. Scudetto winners have lifted the Super Cup on 14 occasions, and Coppa Italia winners have won it four times (Fiorentina in 1996, Lazio in 1998, Parma in 1999 and Inter last season).

Three likely scorers against Roma

According to the statistics three Inter players are candidates to score against Roma: Adriano, Esteban Cambiasso and Alvaro Recoba. Of his 92 goals since moving to Italy, the Brazilian forward has scored 6 in matches against Roma. Adriano has also put six past Juventus. Uruguayan striker Recoba has a total of 82 goals in matches for Italian teams and has scored 6 against Roma, Bologna and Lecce. Argentine midfielder Cambiasso has scored 8 goals since joining Inter. Two of those have come in matches against the Giallorossi.

Inter: 15-match scoring run at home

Inter have scored in their last 15 home matches. The Nerazzurri last failed to score at the Giuseppe Meazza in the 0-0 draw with Parma on 12 January 2006. Mancini's side have netted 31 goals in the 15 home games played since that date.

Roma: 8-match scoring run away

Roma scored and conceded goals in their last eight away matches of the 2005/06 season (14 igoals scored, 19 let in). The Giallorossi's last away match without scoring was the 1-0 UEFA Cup defeat at Middlesbrough on 9 March 2006 while their last game without conceding was the 2-0 derby win 'away' to Lazio on 26 February 2006. Roma have conceded goals in nine consecutive away matches, letting in a total of 20 goals.

Roma two away from 200 goals against Inter

Roma have scored 198 goals in competitive matches against Inter since the Italian top flight became a one- division championship in 1929/30. The first Giallorossi player to score against Inter was Oreste Benatti in a 2-0 Serie A victory in the capital on 24 November 1929.

Fourth Super Cup appearance for Inter, third for Roma

Inter and Roma are two of the eleven teams who have taken part in an Italian Super Cup. Saturday's match at the Meazza is the Nerazzurri's fourth Super Cup appearance and Roma's third. Inter have won two out of the three Super Cup matches played, beating Sampdoria 2-0 in 1989 and Juventus 1-0 after extra time last season. They lost 4-3 to Lazio at the Olimpico in 2000. The Giallorossi lost 1-0 to Samp in 1991 and beat Fiorentina a decade later to lift the trophy. AC Milan hold the record for the most Super Cup appearances: 8.

Mancini looking to make it two in a row

Fabio Capello and Marcello Lippi are the most successful Super Cup coaches, with four titles apiece. Capello has won three with AC Milan and 1 with Roma while Lippi has lifted the Super Cup four times with Juventus. Sven Goran Eriksson has won it twice, and Ancelotti, Bigon, Boskov, Malesani, Mancini, Ranieri, Sacchi, Trapattoni have each coached teams to one Super Cup triumph.

Inter, third team to win Super Cup in consecutive seasons?

A victory over Roma on Saturday will see Inter become the third team to win the Italian Super Cup two years running. Only AC Milan and Juventus have managed consecutive Super Cup victories in the competition's 19-year history. The Rossoneri won it three times in a row with victories against Parma, Torino and Sampdoria in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Juventus won back-to-back Super Cups in 2002 and 2003.

Julio Cesar and goals conceded against Roma

Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar has let in 30 goals in 40 competitive matches for Inter. Of those, 5 have come in matches against Super Cup opponents Roma. Giallorossi captain Francesco Totti has scored twice against Julio Cesar, as has Palermo's summer signing Aimo Diana.

Super Cup top scorers: Del Piero & Shevchenko

Alessandro Del Piero and Andriy Shevchenko are the two Italian Super Cup top scorers, with three goals apiece. Del Piero scored once in Juventus' 2-1 win over Lazio in 1998 and twice in the 2-1 victory against Parma in 2002. Shevchenko scored a hat-trick in the Rossoneri's 3-0 win against Lazio in 2004.

Three players with 6 Super Cup appearances

Alessandro Costacurta, Alessandro Del Piero and Paolo Maldini share the record for Italian Super Cup appearances. The three veterans have played in the competition six times.

wins(2) draws(1) defeats(1)
MILAN - Inter came back from three goals down to beat Roma 4-3 after extra time and lift the Italian Super Cup for the second season running.

Patrick Vieira scored twice with Hernan Crespo and Luis Figo adding the others as Mancini's men staged an incredible fightback to seal Inter their third Italian Super Cup triumph in the competition's 19-year history. Inter become the third club to win back-to-back Super Cup titles after Juventus (2002, 2003) and AC Milan (1992, 1993, 1994).

Luciano Spalletti's side ran rings around the Nerazzurri in the first half with Alberto Aquilani scoring twice after Mancini's opener to put Roma 3-0 up after just 34 minutes.

Roma took a 13th-minute lead through Amantino Mancini who nodded in after Zanetti and Toldo failed to clear Panucci's cross.

Aquilani added his team's second goal twelve minutes later, sliding past Toldo and into the bottom left-hand corner after a defence-splitting one-two with Francesco Totti.

The Giallorossi capitalised on Inter's indecision at the back, Aquilani finishing off a well-worked move to score his second and give the visitors a seemingly unassailable lead.

But it wasn't to be. Vieira opened his scoring account for Inter on the stroke of half time to give the Nerazzurri a lifeline. The France captain rose in the box and powered a header from Figo's cross past goalkeeper Doni.

Roberto Mancini made two early changes in the second half, bringing on Maicon for Fabio Grosso and Hernan Crespo for Adriano. The Argentine forward obliged with Inter's second goal four minutes later, stealing in at the near post to meet Stankovic's whipped cross and direct his header over the line.

Playing with renewed belief, Inter continued to produce chances coming forward and drew level when Vieira slid Ibrahimovic's cross-shot into the roof of the net and lift the roof off the Meazza.

Luis Figo completed the comeback in the first period of extra time, finding the top left corner with a well taken free kick to make it a good end to a bad start.

It was the opposite for Roma, who finished the match with ten men after Cristian Chivu was shown a straight red card for sarcastically applauding the referee following a challenge on Cambiasso.

INTER 4-3 (A.E.T.) ROMA (HT: 1-3, FT: 3-3)

Scorers: A.Mancini 13, Aquilani 25,34, Vieira 44, 74, Crespo 65, Figo 94

INTER: 1 Toldo; 4 Zanetti, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 11 Grosso (13 Maicon 54); 7 Figo, 14 Vieira, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic (15 Dacourt 106); 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano (18 Crespo 61)
Subs not used: 12 Julio Cesar, 9 Cruz, 21 Solari, 77 Andreolli
Coach: Roberto Mancini

ROMA: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 5 Mexes, 13 Chivu, 25 Cufrè; 16 De Rossi, 8 Aquilani (22 Tonetto 80); 30 A.Mancini, 20 Perrotta, 11 Taddei (77 Cassetti 66); 10 Totti (15 Mido 72)
Subs not used: 1 Curci, 9 Montella, 14 Faty, 21 Ferrari
Coach: Luciano Spalletti

Referee: Massimiliano Saccani (Mantua)

Booked: Vieira 30, Taddei 44, Cassetti 70, Maicon 80, Cambiasso 116, Mido 119

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Doni
Zanetti 4 Panucci
Materazzi 23 Mexes
Samuel 25 Chivu
Grosso 11 Cufrè
Figo 7 De Rossi
Vieira 14 Aquilani
Cambiasso 19 Mancini
Stankovic 5 Perrotta
Ibrahimovic 8 Taddei
Adriano 10 Totti


Julio Cesar 12 Curci
Cruz 9 Montella
Maicon 13 Faty
Dacourt 15 Mido
Crespo 18 Ferrari
Solari 21 Tonetto
Andreolli 77 Cassetti