Final score

23 September 2007 15:00

17' (2nd half) Loviso (P)
1' De Vezze
27' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic (P)
35' Ibrahimovic
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni / Linesmen: Copelli, Stagnoli / Fourth official: Celi
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47' Inter survive a scare deep in injury time as Julio Cesar expertly tips behind Loviso's long-range swerveshot.
47' Half time. Livorno 1-1 Inter.
46' Maicon slaloms three opponents but can't get past a fourth, who happens to be Giovanni Pasquale. The Italian upends the Brazilian but there will be no free kick for Inter.
45' Ibra's flicked header from Stankovic's corner is over the bar.
45' 1 minute of added time.
44' Applause for Cesar who manages to keep in play Ibrahimovic's looping cross and then wins a corner.
41' Stankovic fires high over the bar from 25 yards after Ibra is beaten to a Maxwell cross by Pulzetti.
40' Livorno dangerous again. Julio Cesar makes a tipped save from Balleri's right-wing cross. De Vezze steals in at the far post but can't get enough power into his header.
36' A third yellow at the Armando Picchi. Knezevic is booked for a two-footed challenge on Adriano.
35' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!! Zlatan Ibrahimovic collects Maicon's short pass into the Amaranto box and smashes past Amelia. Livorno 1-1 Inter.
35' That's three goals for the Swedish forward against Tuscan opposition this term. He scored twice in the Week 2 trip to Empoli.
33' Maicon heads back to Julio Cesar with Livorno scorer De Vezze lurking on the edge of the area.
32' Adri dribbles Amelia in the box and shoots from a tight angle. Galante blocks at the near post and it's a corner for Inter.
30' Adriano's effort from distance is high and wide.
26' Pinball in the Livorno box. Inter go close five times in 20 seconds but the ball just won't go in. Adri hits the post, Cambiasso has a shot blocked, so does Adriano, so does Zanetti, and so does Cesar!
25' Loviso has a go from a central position 30 yards out, forcing Julio Cesar into a diving save.
25' Bogdani's header from the resultant corner is high and wide.
24' Inter put together a string of first-time passes. The move comes to an end with Adriano heading over Cesar's left-wing cross.
23' Inter attack back. Adri enters the area from the right wing but is dispossessed.
22' Former Inter defender Pasquale tries to lift the ball over Cordoba but the Colombian is alert to the threat and nods behind for a Livorno corner.
20' Cordoba outjumps De Vezze and makes a headed clearance from Balleri's right-wing cross.
17' Maxwell is yellow-carded for diving over Diamanti after a run into the area from the left.
15' Stankovic's floated free kick sails over the heads of all and sundry and goes behind for a goal kick. Adriano appears to be held back by Galante in the area.
14' Pavan is booked for stopping Adriano in full flight.
13' Knezevic intercepts Ibrahimovic's deft through ball for Cesar who would have had a clear route through on goal.
11' Inter close to an equaliser. Adriano backheels on target from inside the six-yard box. The Brazilian's effort is blocked by Pavan, and Galante smashes to safety.
10' Ex-Inter defender Fabio Galante's header from the corner is straight at Julio Cesar.
9' Diamanti goes down in the box after contact with Burdisso. The Livorno striker has his penalty claim turned down but wins a corner for the Amaranto.
7' Ibrahimovic threads through for Stankovic but the Swede's ball is too long for the Serbian.
7' Adriano combines with Ibrahimovic but is dispossessed as he enters the box. The Nerazzurri keep up the pressure and Amelia blocks a Maicon shot from the edge of the area.
5' Inter have yet to settle down and Alessandro Diamanti makes a 30-yard dash towards the Inter area, firing wide from distance.
1' Good afternoon and welcome to the Stadio Armando Picchi in Livorno, where the Nerazzurri will be looking to put Wednesday's Champions League defeat behind them.
1' Livorno: 1 Amelia; 32 Pavan, 6 Galante, 15 Knezevic, 69 Balleri; 7 Pulzetti, 21 Loviso, 11 De Vezze, 26 Pasquale; 23 Diamanti, 81 Bogdani.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 16 Burdisso, 6 Maxwell; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 31 Cesar; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
1' The action starts at the Stadio Picchi as Livorno kick off against the Nerazzurri, who are wearing their 'crusader' away strip this afternoon. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Livorno take a shock early lead through Daniele De Vezze who controls a long ball into the Inter area and knocks it past Julio Cesar.
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49' Full time. Livorno 2-2 Inter.
46' Cordoba blocks Pulzetti's angled shot and concedes a corner. Nothing comes of it.
45' Amelia is quick out to smother the ball and deny Jimenez.
45' Four minutes of added time.
43' Another miraculous save from Julio Cesar. The Brazilian makes an incredible reflex save from Bogdani's close-range header from a left-wing free kick.
41' Bogdani booked for protesting.
40' Ibra's deflected shot from 25 yards is saved by Amelia.
38' Inter have a goal disallowed. Stankovic frees Cesar on the left. The Brazilian wing-back floats a ball over to Zlatan Ibrahimovic who tucks past Amelia. The flag goes for offside.
36' Drama at the Picchi. Maicon is shown a straight red for kicking Bogdani.
36' The Brazilian right-back is no newcomer to red cards in this stadium. He was sent off here last year.
35' Julio Cruz' right-foot effort is blocked by the Amaranto wall.
34' Jimenez goes down under a challenge from Grandoni on the edge ofthe box. Free kick to the Nerazzurri.
33' Fabio Galante blocks a Zanetti 25-yarder. It's end to end as both sides are looking for a winner. Should be an entertaining final period here in Livorno.
32' Our Brazilian keeper makes a smothering save from Rezaei's looping header from a right-wing free kick.
29' Galante is booked for foul play.
28' Julio Cesar blocks a Diamanti shot as Livorno come looking for a third.
27' Ibrahimovic finds the bottom left corner and we're back on level terms at the Armando Picchi.
26' Fernando Orsi brings on Rezaei for Pavan.
26' Ibrahimovic is fouled by Rezaei in the Livorno box. Penalty to Inter!
23' Inter make their second switch. Julio 'El Jardinero' Cruz replaces Adriano.
23' Livorno replace the injured Balleri with Grandoni.
20' Adriano has a go from a tight angle on the left wing but the Brazilian's effort is wide.
17' Esteban Cambiasso is booked for protesting.
17' Loviso sends Julio Cesar the wrong way. Livorno 2-1 Inter.
16' Penalty to Livorno. Diamanti muscles his way past Maicon on the left and crosses to the far post. Jimenez shoves Pulzetti off the ball and Trefoloni points to the spot.
15' Ibrahimovic's effort spins off the Livorno wall and into the arms of Marco Amelia.
14' Inter win a free kick in a dangerous position after a Balleri foul on Stankovic.
10' Roberto Mancini makes his first change. Luis Jimenez comes on for Maxwell.
9' Livorno substitution: Emanuele Filippini replaces Daniele De Vezze.
8' Inter appear to be gaining the upper hand again after five minutes of Livorno pressure. Ibrahimovic's far-post header from Cesar's cross is caught by Italy keeper Amelia.
8' Amelia grasps a Stankovic right-wing cross after the Livorno defence thwart Ibrahimovic.
6' Cesar dribbles Balleri with an elegant touch of the ball and sends a floated cross into the box. Knezevic makes a headed interception to deny Adriano.
5' Another save by Julio Cesar, this time from Diamanti whose low effort from 20 yards is on target.
3' Bogdani's weak shot from Diamanti's ball into the box is easily saved by Julio Cesar.
3' Julio Cesar rises to catch a left-wing cross and deny Bogdani.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.75
8 shots on target 9
4 shots off target 3
10 fouls committed 13
5 corners 2
0 offsides 2
27:30 ball possession 35:06
Livorno v Inter

The Tuscans have hosted Inter on 17 previous occasions, winning 5 (last win 3-2 in 1947/48 Serie A), drawing 6 (last draw 0-0 in 2005/96 Serie A) and losing 6 (last defeat 1-2 in 2006/07 Serie A).

Mancini v Livorno

Inter boss Roberto Mancini has never lost against Livorno, with 5 wins and a draw from 6 competitive meetings with the Tuscan outfit. In these five matches his teams have scored ten goals and conceded one.

Mancini v Orsi

Roberto Mancini faces his former assistant Nando Orsi for the first time in a competitive fixture.

Disciplinary situation:

Livorno Disqualified: Vidigal
Cautioned: -

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: -

14-match scoring run for Tuscans at home

The last time Livorno failed to score at home was on 25 February 2007 when the Amaranto played out a goalless Serie A draw with Ascoli. The Tuscans have scored 23 goals in their 14 home matches played since that date.

One Livorno clean sheet in last 8 home games

Livorno's 1-0 win over Sampdoria on 13 May 2007 was their last clean sheet at home in the Serie A championship. They have conceded 13 goals in their 7 home matches since that date.

Inter unbeaten in 9 Serie A games

Inter's last Serie A defeat was the 3-1 reverse at home to Roma on 18 April 2007. The Nerazzurri have collected 7 wins and 2 draws from their successive 9 league matches.

Last Inter away defeat in Serie A at Empoli

Empoli 1-0 Inter on 30 April 2006 was the Nerazzurri's last league defeat away from home. The match was settled by Marco Materazzi's own goal. Since that date Inter have collected 16 wins and 5 draws from their Serie A travels.

Inter goalless in just one of last 16 away league games

The Nerazzurri have failed to score in just one of their last 16 Serie A away matches: Reggina 0-0 Inter on 7 April 2007. Mancini's team have notched 35 goals in the 15 away games played since that date.

wins(7) draws(8) defeats(6)

LIVORNO - Zlatan Ibrahimovic replied to goals from Daniele De Vezze and Massimo Loviso as Inter and Livorno shared the points in Sunday's Serie A clash at the Stadio Armando Picchi.

The Nerazzurri barely had time to settle down when De Vezze controlled a long ball into the area in the opening minute, cutting out two defenders before knocking it past Julio Cesar.

Livorno, coached by Mancini's former assistant Nando Orsi, sat on their lead as Inter gradually took control.

Adriano had a couple of efforts blocked, saw a header go over and then hit the upright during an incredible episode of pinball before Ibrahimovic grabbed an equaliser ten minutes before the interval. Latching on to Maicon's short pass in the area the Swedish forward lashed his third of the season past Amelia.

Inter survived a scare in added time, Loviso's long-range swerveshot forcing Julio Cesar into a tipped save.

Livorno made the better start to the second half but the ever alert Julio Cesar thwarted the danger with saves from Bogdani and Diamanti.

Mancini made a tactical switch ten minutes in, replacing Maxwell with attacking midfielder Luis Jimenez. The Chilean's first contribution was to shove Pulzetti off the ball and leave Trefoloni with no option but to point to the spot. Loviso stepped up and sent Julio Cesar the wrong way to put Inter on the back foot.

The Nerazzurri were back on level terms on 72 minutes. Livorno substitute Rezaei emulated Jimenez with a penalty foul on Ibrahimovic, and the Swede fired into the bottom left corner for his fourth goal against Tuscan opposition this term.

Inter were forced to play the final ten minutes with ten men when Maicon - sent off here last season - was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Bogdani.

In a dramatic finale Ibrahimovic tucked home Cesar's floated cross only to see his effort ruled out for offside. At the other end Julio Cesar, possibly Inter's most in-form player at the moment, pulled off another miraculous save to deny Bogdani a late winner.

Livorno 2-2 Inter (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: De Vezze 1, Ibrahimovic 35, (pen) 72, Loviso (pen) 62.

Livorno: 1 Amelia; 32 Pavan (18 Rezaei 71), 6 Galante, 15 Knezevic, 69 Balleri (77 Grandoni 68), 7 Pulzetti, 21 Loviso, 11 De Vezze (4 E.Filippini 54), 26 Pasquale; 23 Diamanti, 81 Bogdani.
Subs not used: 14 De Lucia, 10 Tavano, 17 Alvarez, 22 Tristan.
Coach: Fernando Orsi.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 16 Burdisso, 6 Maxwell (11 Jimenez 55); 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 31 Cesar; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano (9 Cruz )68).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 7 Figo, 15 Dacourt, 18 Crespo, 25 Samuel.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Matteo Trefoloni (Siena).

Booked: Pavan 14, Maxwell 17, Knezevic 36, Cambiasso 62, Galante 74, Bogdani 86.
Sent off: Maicon 81.

starting lineups

Amelia 12 Julio Cesar
Pavan 13 Maicon
Galante 2 Cordoba
Knezevic 16 Burdisso
Balleri 6 Maxwell
Pulzetti 5 Stankovic
Loviso 19 Cambiasso
De Vezze 4 Zanetti
Pasquale 31 Cesar
Diamanti 10 Adriano
Bogdani 8 Ibrahimovic


De Lucia 1 Toldo
Filippini 7 Figo
Tavano 9 Cruz
Alvarez 11 Jimenez
Rezaei 15 Dacourt
Tristan 18 Crespo
Grandoni 25 Samuel