Final score

23 December 2006 15:00

30' (2nd half) Loria o.g.
20' (2nd half) Adriano
17' Doni
Referee: Paolo Bertini / Linesmen: Baglioni, Copelli / Fourth official: Andolfatto
Minute Text commentary
48' Half time. Inter 0-1 Atalanta.
47' Donati is lucky to escape without caution for tripping Vieira.
46' Crespo yellow-carded for a foul on Rivalta in the area.
45' Vieira combines with Adriano and wins a free kick in a central position 25 yards out for a foul by Donati, who is booked.
45' Stankovic's curling free kick comes off the Atalanta wall.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
44' Donati combines with Doni before seeing his cross blocked by Andreolli.
43' Zampagna plays wide to Ferreira Pinto whose cross from the right-wing by-line comes off Maxwell. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
42' Adriano plays a one-two with Vieira before blasting into the Curva Sud from 25 yards.
40' Stankovic whips in a cross from the right. It's over the heads of Adriano, Carrozzieri and Loria.
40' Maicon muscles his way past Loria in the Atalanta area but slices his shot off target.
38' Vieira booked for a foul on Zampagna.
37' Maxwell receives from Vieira and tries to get a cross in but Rivalta blocks.
37' Adriano heads back to Crespo in the area but the Argentine fails to get a shot in.
36' Free kick to Atalanta on the right channel. Doni crosses, Adriano heads clear at the near post.
34' Zampagna frees himself of Andreolli and Vieira before sending a shot on target from 20 yards. Julio Cesar saves.
34' Carrozzieri beats Adriano to Vieira's floated pass into the Atalanta box and makes a headed clearance.
32' Maxwell's cross from the left rebounds off an opponent. Another Inter corner.
32' Atalanta's headed clearance from the corner falls to Maicon who miscues his volley.
29' Adriano unleashes a left-foot shot from 20 yards. It spins off Loria and Inter win a corner.
29' Stankovic plays short to Maxwell who passes to Cambiasso. The Argentine floats a cross over to the far post where Andreolli is unlucky not to score.
27' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out for a Donati foul on Vieira.
25' Excellent tackle by Marco Andreolli on Atalanta's Donati.
24' Crespo receives from Stankovic in the box and plays into space for Zanetti, who hasn't read the move. Goal kick for Atalanta.
24' Julio Cesar makes a point-blank save from Zampagna who was through on goal after receiving from Doni.
23' Inter attack down the right with Stankovic and Adriano but the visitors clear.
23' Maicon's low ball in from the right is cleared by Carrozzieri.
20' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out for a Doni foul on Stankovic.
20' Stankovic's cross from the free kick is headed clear by Migliaccio. Ref Bertini blows for a foul by Inter in the Atalanta box.
17' Atalanta take the lead through Cristiano Doni, who volleys first-time past Julio Cesar from the edge of the box after receiving from Ariatti.
15' Headed clearance by Carrozzieri from a Zanetti left-wing cross.
15' Adriano intercepted by Migliaccio after receiving from Stankovic with his back to goal.
14' Play interrupted as Zampagna receives medical attention following an aerial duel with Andreolli.
13' Adriano's looping header from a Maxwell cross is on target. Calderoni jumps and saves.
12' Stankovic's ball down the right is too long for Crespo. Loria gets there first and passes back to Calderoni.
10' Migliaccio combines with Zampagna after intercepting a ball on the right wing. Superb tackle by Burdisso on the Inter box.
9' Inter have replaced Recoba (who looks to have injured his calf) with Adriano.
8' Ariatti combines with Donati but can't find a way past Cambiasso who makes a well-timed tackle on the Atalanta midfielder.
8' Cristiano Doni floats a ball into the Inter area where Bellini tries to poke it past Julio Cesar, but the Brazilian blocks.
6' Headed clearance by Burdisso from a Zampagna left-wing cross. Ariatti's effort from the loose ball is way off target.
5' Crespo's outswinging cross from the right edge of the Atalanta box is too long for El Chino.
4' Maicon receives on the right and plays central to Stankovic who enters the Atalanta box but loses possession.
1' Good afternoon and welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for this afternoon's Lombardy derby between Inter and Atalanta.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Marco Andreolli beats Zampagna to a Bellini cross from the left and makes a headed clearance.
Minute Text commentary
50' Zampagna yellow-carded for a foul on Vieira.
50' Full time. Inter beat Atalanta 2-1 to record their 11th consecutive Serie A victory.
49' Adriano races on goal as Inter hit Atalanta on the break, but the Brazilian is dispossessed.
46' Inter replace Hernan Crespo with Santiago Solari.
45' Five minutes of added time.
43' Zampagna overhits his pass for Ventola.
40' Atalanta close to an equaliser from a corner. Maxwell makes a headed clearance on the line from Rivalta's near-range header from Carrozzieri's headed pass.
40' Ventola's shot from distance takes a deflection.
37' Zampagna flagged offside as he collects Rivalta pass in the Inter box.
36' Terrific save by Julio Cesar from Donati's long-range drive. Corner for the visitors.
35' Carrozzieri's header from a Bernardini corner is wayward. Maicon smashes clear.
34' Play resumes at the Meazza.
34' Atalanta have brought on ex-Inter striker Nicola Ventola for Ferreira Pinto.
31' Play interrupted as the firefighters clear Julio Cesar's penalty area of flares thrown on to the pitch by the Atalanta fans in the Curva Sud.
30' OWN GOOOOAAAALLL!!!!! Luis Figo's curling free kick is headed in by Loria at the far post. Inter 2-1 Atalanta.
29' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out on the left for a foul on Maxwell.
28' Crespo takes a Figo pass into the box and shoots on target with the outside of his right foot. Calderoni saves.
27' Doni reaches Bernardini's cross from the right but can't stop it going behind for a goal kick.
27' Atalanta replace Doni with Tissone.
25' Calderoni collects a Stankovic cross from the right.
24' Doni makes a headed clearance from Figo's free kick.
24' Adriano's bullet header from Maxwell's left-wing cross is several yards off target.
23' Inter win a free kick on the right for a terrible foul on Figo by Ariatti, who is yellow-carded.
22' Free kick to Atalanta out on the left wing. Ariatti's inswinging cross is straight into the arms of Julio Cesar.
21' Crespo just fails to make headed contact with a Stankovic cross.
19' Inter close again as Adriano has a shot blocked in the Atalanta six-yard box.
19' GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Adriano ends his goal drought with a diving header past Calderoni from Figo's left-wing cross.
17' Figo's cross from the left sails over the heads of Crespo and Bellini.
16' Zampagna is offside as he collects a Bernardini pass in the Inter area.
15' Figo has a diagonal effort saved by Calderoni. Another corner for Inter.
14' Inter win a right-wing corner after Crespo's cross is blocked. Stankovic's downwards header from Figo's cross is blocked. Vieira's header from the loose ball is saved.
13' Inter close through Crespo, whose volley from Stankovic's driven cross is well saved by Calderoni.
11' Atalanta replace Giulio Migliaccio with Antonino Bernardini.
10' Ariatti wins the ball off Figo and sets up a counter-attack down the left. Maicon ends the move.
9' Carrozzieri booked for fouling Crespo on the left wing.
9' Zampagna makes a headed clearance from Stankovic's inswinging cross.
8' Crespo is dispossessed just outside the Atalanta box and the visitors hit us on the break. Javier Zanetti wins the ball back after Doni receives wide on the right.
5' Incredible miss by Adriano. The Brazilian stabs wide at the back post after Crespo gets a touch to Maxwell's cross from the left.
4' Adriano has a penalty claim turned down after Maicon's cross from the right. From the resulting corner Calerdoni graps Figo's cross.
2' Adriano retrieves a ball in his own half and sets up Zanetti, who is chopped down by Migliaccio.
2' Atalanta counter-attack after Maxwell's pass for Vieira is intercepted. Zampagna has a long-range shot blocked by Andreolli.
1' Atalanta kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Inter have brought on Luis Figo for Esteban Cambiasso.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.32
5 shots on target 6
4 shots off target 4
20 fouls committed 19
6 corners 5
2 offsides 3
31:20 ball possession 25:24
Mancini v Colantuono

Roberto Mancini faces Stefano Colantuono in a competitive fixture for the first time.

Colantuono v Inter

Atalanta boss Stefano Colantuono faces Inter in a competitive fixture for the first time.

Mancini v Atalanta

Roberto Mancini has never lost a competitive game against Atalanta, with 6 wins and 2 draws from his 8 meetings with the Bergamo Nerazzurri.


2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Atalanta 1-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Atalanta 3-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Atalanta 0-0 1-0
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Atalanta 1-0 3-2
2004/05 Coppa Italia Inter-Atalanta 3-0 1-0

Inter from one record to another

After surpassing the club's record of eight consecutive victories and stretching the run to double figures, Mancini's Inter are one more win away from equalling Roma's record of 11 straight Serie A wins in the one-division championship, set last season with victories from Weeks 17-27.

Inter on target in 27 consecutive home Serie A games

The Nerazzurri have scored in each of their last 27 top-flight games at home, scoring a total of 65 goals. Inter 0-0 Reggina on 29 May 2005 was the last time Mancini's men failed to score in the league.

Inter's 560-minute invincibility at home

The Nerazzurri haven't let in a goal at home since Lucarelli's 70th-minute header in Inter 4-1 Livorno on 25 October 2006. Including the remaining 20 minutes of that game plus the victories over Ascoli (2-0, Serie A), Reggina (1-0, Serie A), Sporting Lisbon (1-0, Champions League), Messina (4-0, Coppa Italia), Siena (2-0, Serie A) and Messina (2-0, Serie A), Inter haven't conceded a home goal for 560 minutes of competitive football.

No Serie A goal against Inter for 405 minutes

Inter haven't conceded a Serie A goal since Amauri's strike on the stroke of half-time in Palermo 1-2 Inter (26 November 2006). Including the remaining 45 minutes of that match, plus the entire games against Siena (2-0 at home), Empoli (3-0 away), Messina (2-0 at home) and Lazio (2-0 away), the Nerazzurri have gone 405 competitive top-flight minutes without conceding a goal.

Mancini & points in December

Teams coached by Roberto Mancini win more points in December than any other month of the footballing year. The Inter coach has a points per match average of 2.26 in the twelfth calendar month thanks to 16 victories, 4 draws and 3 defeats from 23 matches.

Doni poised to make Atalanta history

With his goal against Messina in Week 15, Cristiano Doni has reached Severo Cominelli's all time record of 61 goals for the Bergamo Nerazzurri. The midfielder will therefore become the highest scoring player in Atalanta history with his next goal.

Atalanta on target in 13 consecutive games

Atalanta have scored at least once in each of their last 13 Serie A matches, netting a total of 23 goals. Their last match without scoring was the 1-0 away defeat to Lazio in Week 4 on 24 September 2006.

Colantuono & substitutions

Atalanta are one of three 2006/07 Serie A teams to have used up all their substitutions after 17 rounds of matches (51 out of 51). The other two teams are Chievo and Siena.

Atalanta & pens in 2006/07 Serie A

Atalanta are one of three teams to have had 5 penalties awarded against them in the first 17 rounds of the 2006/07 season. (more than any other team). The other two are Sampdoria and Torino.

wins(42) draws(10) defeats(9)

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Calderoni
Maicon 13 Rivalta
Burdisso 16 Loria
Andreolli 77 Carrozzieri
Maxwell 6 Bellini
Vieira 14 Migliaccio
Cambiasso 19 Ariatti
Stankovic 5 Donati
Zanetti 4 Ferreira Pinto
Recoba 20 Doni
Crespo 18 Zampagna


Toldo 1 Ivan
Figo 7 Adriano
Adriano 10 Bombardini
Solari 21 Bernardini
Maaroufi 50 Ventola
Gonzalez 91 Tissone
Esposito 46 Defendi