Final score

29 November 2006 21:00

26' (2nd half) Burdisso
16' (2nd half) Andreolli
37' Gonzalez
27' Burdisso
referee Francesco Squillace / linesmen Cini, Alessandroni / 4th man Ferrandini
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Minutes Text commentary
46' Half time. Inter 2-0 Messina (aggregate 3-0).
45' Parisi cuts out a Mariano Gonzalez ball wide for Adriano. The Brazilian would have had a clear route through on goal.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Di Napoli is caught offside as he runs on to an Iliev through ball down the left.
42' Headed clearance by Andreolli from a Minetti right-wing cross.
42' Adriano receives a Gonzalez cut-back and appears to be brought down in the Messina area by Zanchi. No penalty given by Squillace.
41' Coppola's low left-foot strike from Ogasawara's cut-back is several yards wide of Toldo's right-hand post.
37' GOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Maxwell brings the ball out of defence, makes a surging run into the Messina half and lays off for Solari who gets to the left-wing by-line and crosses to the far post where Mariano Gonzalez heads past Caglioni. Inter 2-0 Messina.
37' That was Mariano Gonzalez' first goal in a Nerazzurri shirt.
32' Coppola combines with Di Napoli and shoots from distance. Maaroufi blocks and Messina win their third corner of the game.
32' Toldo pulls off a terrific one-handed save from a Minetti header. Di Napoli pounces on the loose ball and hits the target from close range but Squillace disallows the goal for offside.
27' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Nicolas Burdisso powers home a header from a Luis Figo right-wing corner. Inter 1-0 Messina (aggregate 2-0).
27' That was Burdisso's first goal in competitive games for the Nerazzurri.
26' Good chance for the Nerazzurri. Cambiasso receives from Gonzalez in the area, sidesteps Iuliano and looks for the top corner but his shot is wide.
24' Parisi whips in a cross from the left. Maxwell takes no risks and heads out for a corner to deny two onrushing Messina players.
23' Promising attack by Messina. Less promising is Sullo's finish from 25 yards, which ends up in the Curva Nord.
21' Inter win a left-wing corner. Figo's inswinging cross is headed over by Walter Samuel at the back post.
19' Maxwell has a low shot saved by Caglioni.
19' Coppola booked for a foul from behind on Mariano Gonzalez. The free kick is just outside the centre circle in the Messina half.
16' Messina attack Inter. Minetti's low cross from the right wing is cleared by Andreolli who beats Iliev to the ball.
16' Parisi fires on target from 25 yards. The Messina midfielder's swerve-shot comes off Andreolli.
14' Minetti smashes clear an Andreolli cross from the right. The Italy U21 international is finding loads of space on his flank in these opening minutes.
10' Figo makes a headed clearance from a Messina right-wing cross. Coppola's follow-up shot from the loose ball is blocked.
7' Good move by the Nerazzurri. Cambiasso sweeps wide to Andreolli who swings an inch-perfect cross into the Messina area. Mariano Gonzalez heads wide.
6' Figo combines with Maaroufi before hooking the ball into the Messina area. Giallorossi keeper Caglioni beats Mariano Gonzalez to the ball.
4' Right-wing cross by Figo for Solari. Messina clear at the near post.
3' Good tackle by Ibrahim Maaroufi on Iliev to end a Messina attack down the left.
3' Adriano goes on a run down the left but the Brazilian forward is dispossessed by Minetti.
1' Welcome to the Giuseppe Meazza for the Tim Cup round of sixteen return leg against Messina. The Nerazzurri have a 1-0 lead from the first leg to defend.
1' Inter: 1 Toldo; 77 Andreolli, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 7 Figo, 50 Maaroufi, 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 19 Cambiasso, 21 Solari; 10 Adriano.
1' Messina: 88 Caglioni; 8 Zoro, 27 Zanchi, 31 Morello, 3 Minetti; 24 Coppola, 16 Ogasawara, 41 Sullo, 19 Parisi; 10 Iliev, 11 Di Napoli.
1' Francesco Toldo is Inter captain tonight.
1' Messina kick off. FORZA INTER!!!
Minutes Text commentary
45' Full time. Inter beat Messina 4-0 for an aggregate victory of 5-0. The Nerazzurri will meet either Empoli or Genoa in the quarter-finals.
43' Di Napoli dives in the Inter area and is lucky to escape without a caution. Squillace awards Inter a free kick.
40' Free kick to Messina in a central position 25 yards out for a foul by Filkor.
40' Toldo keeps out Di Napoli's effort from the free kick with a good save. Corner for Messina.
38' Ogasawara's effort from distance is wide.
37' Solari's ball into the Messina area is too long for Slavkovski. Caglioni collects.
37' Caglioni saves a Fautario header.
34' Andreolli makes a headed clearance from an Alvarez right-wing cross.
32' Mancini makes his third switch: on comes Goran Slavkovski for Adriano.
30' Messina replace Zoro with Calà.
30' Inter bring on defender Simone Fautario for Cambiasso. It's the Inter Primavera captain's first-team debut.
26' Inter bring on Hungarian attacking midfielder Attila Filkor for Ibrahim Maaroufi.
26' GOOOAAALLL!!!! Nicolas Burdisso heads home a Figo corner to score his second of the game.
26' That was Inter's 300th goal in the Coppa Italia.
19' Messina defender Zanchi beats Adriano to a Figo cross from the right.
16' GOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!!! Andreolli makes it 3-0 with a close-range header after Burdisso's header from Cambiasso's headed pass is headed off the line by Coppola.
16' After Burdisso and Mariano Gonzalez, Andreolli has scored his first for Inter.
15' A Figo free kick from the left flank is cleared by Sullo.
13' Messina bring on Ghomsi for Parisi.
13' Adriano's fiercely struck left-foot shot from the free kick is wide of Caglioni's right-hand post.
12' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out for a Coppola foul on Figo.
11' Figo receives on the left from Adriano, skips past two opponents and sends a curling shot on target. Caglioni saves.
9' Nothing comes of the second corner as Caglioni smothers the ball to deny Andreolli.
8' Adriano's poked shot from Figo's outswinging right-wing corner is saved on the line by Sullo. Inter win another corner.
7' Adriano's curling free kick is over Caglioni's crossbar.
6' Messina replace Minetti with Alvarez.
5' Free kick to Inter in a central position 25 yards out for a Minetti foul on Maaroufi.
3' Ibrahim Maaroufi, who hit the post in the first leg, sends a 25-yard shot on target. Caglioni saves.
1' Squillace blows his whistle, and Inter get the second half under way.
Average rating 7.89
8 shots on target 2
4 shots off target 5
13 fouls committed 17
5 corners 4
0 offsides 3
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Giordano

Inter's 1-0 win at Messina in the first leg of the 2006/07 Tim Cup round of sixteen is the only previous meeting between the two coaches.


2006/07 Coppa Italia Inter-Messina ---- 1-0

Mancini v Messina

Mancini has won 4 and lost 1 of his 5 competitive meetings with Messina. His teams have scored in each game, netting a total of 12 goals.

2004/05 Serie A Inter-Messina 5-0 1-2
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Messina 3-0 2-1
2006/07 Coppa Italia Inter-Messina ---- 1-0

Giordano v Inter

Messina's 1-0 home defeat to Inter in the 2006/07 Tim Cup round of sixteen first leg is the only time Roman coach Bruno Giordano has faced Inter.


2006/07 Coppa Italia Messina-Inter 0-1 ----

Inter's 290-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) and Sporting Lisbon (1-0, Champions League), Inter haven't conceded a home goal for 290 minutes of competitive football.

Inter always through after 1-0 win in cup first legs

For the sixth time in their history Inter play a Coppa Italia return leg at home after a 1-0 win from the first leg. The Nerazzurri have qualified for the successive round on each of the previous five occasions: Inter 1-0 Empoli in 1984/85, Inter 2-1 Monza in 1990/91, Inter 3-2 Foggia in 1997/98, Inter 3-0 Atalanta in 2004/05 and Inter 0-0 Parma in 2005/06.

Messina's 11-game conceding streak

The Sicilians have conceded at least one goal in each of their last eleven competitive matches, letting in a total of 20 goals. Messina's last match without conceding was the 2-0 home victory over Reggina on 20 September 2006.

Just one Messina win in last 16 away games

Messina's 1-0 Coppa Italia victory at Tuscan side Sansovino on 19 August 2006 is the Sicily outfit's only victory in their last 16 away matches. The Giallorossi have collected 4 draws and 11 defeats from the other 15 games. Messina's win at Sansovino is also their only clean sheet in their last 18 away games. They have let in at least once in each of the other 17 matches, conceding a total of 35 goals.

Messina chasing new club record in Coppa

With three wins and one draw away from home, Messina have put together a four-match unbeaten run in Coppa Italia matches on the road, equalling the club's record of four away cup games without defeat between 2001 and 2002.

Messina & 1-0 defeats from cup first legs

For the second time in their history Messina go into a Coppa Italia return leg after a 1-0 defeat in the first leg. In 2004/05 the Sicilians lost 1-0 at home to Siena before drawing the return leg 1-1 in Tuscany.

wins(1) draws(0) defeats(0)
MILAN - Argentine duo Nicolas Burdisso and Mariano Gonzalez and Italy U21 defender Marco Andreolli opened their scoring accounts for Inter as the Nerazzurri eased past Messina and into the quarter-finals of the Tim Cup.

The Coppa Italia holders scored twice in either half to beat the Sicilian outfit 4-0 and complete a 5-0 aggregate victory.

Burdisso opened the scoring on 27 minutes with a powerful header past Caglioni from a Figo right-wing corner.

Mariano Gonzalez put Inter in total control ten minutes later, heading in at the back post after a counter-attack down the left involving Maxwell and Solari.

Inter's third came sixteen minutes into the second half after a bit of pinball in the Messina box. Cambiasso headed a Figo cross into the middle of the area where Burdisso headed on target. Coppola's headed clearance on the line fell to Andreolli who nodded in from a yard out.

Burdisso wrapped up the Nerazzurri's tenth consecutive victory with yet another headed goal on 61 minutes, from another Luis Figo cross.

Inter will face either Empoli or Genoa in the two-legged quarter-final.

INTER 4-0 MESSINA (HT: 2-0; AGG: 5-0)

Scorers: Burdisso 27, 71, Mariano Gonzalez 37, Andreolli 61

INTER: 1 Toldo; 77 Andreolli, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 7 Figo, 50 Maaroufi (57 Filkor 71), 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 19 Cambiasso (36 Fautario 75), 21 Solari; 10 Adriano (61 Slavkovski 77)
Subs not used: 79 Carini, 42 Marino, 58 Biabiany, 99 Choutos
Coach: Roberto Mancini

MESSINA: 88 Caglioni; 8 Zoro (89 Calà 75), 27 Zanchi, 31 Morello, 3 Minetti (21 Alvarez 51); 24 Coppola, 16 Ogasawara, 41 Sullo, 19 Parisi (86 Ghomsi 58); 10 Iliev, 11 Di Napoli
Subs not used: 1 Storari, 5 De Vezze, 18 Floccari, 77 Lavecchia
Coach: Bruno Giordano

Referee: Francesco Squillace (Catanzaro)

Booked: Coppola 19

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Caglioni
Andreolli 77 Zoro
Burdisso 16 Zanchi
Samuel 25 Morello
Maxwell 6 Minetti
Figo 7 Coppola
Cambiasso 19 Ogasawara
Maaroufi 50 Sullo
Gonzalez 91 Parisi
Solari 21 Iliev
Adriano 10 Di Napoli


Carini 79 Storari
Fautario 36 De Vezze
Marino 42 Floccari
Filkor 57 Alvarez
Biabiany 58 Lavecchia
Slavkovski 61 Ghosmi
Choutos 99 Calà