Final score

17 January 2008 20:30

46' (2nd half) Cesar
45' Cascione o.g.
33' Crespo
referee Denis Salati / linesmen Masotti, Bernardoni / 4th man Tommasi
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Minutes Text commentary
45' GOAL! Pelé serves Balotelli who crosses for Crespo. Cascione intercepts and turns the ball into his own net. INTER 2-0 REGGINA (AGG. 6-1).
45' Half time. Inter lead Reggina by two goals to nil (aggregate score 6-1).
41' Crespo close to a second. The Argentine controls Pelé's pin-point 40-yard pass and sends a low angled shot inches wide of the far post.
39' From the edge of the box Pettinari fires wide of the right post.
33' Dejan Stankovic goes on a storming run down the middle and looks for the top corner with a long-range shot. It's well off target.
33' GOAL!!!!!! Hernan Crespo's 20-yard shot takes a wicked deflection off Cascione, giving Novakovic no chance of a save. INTER 1-0 REGGINA (AGG. 5-1).
31' Back at the other end, Novakovic beats Stankovic to Crespo's through ball.
30' The match comes alive with Koris forcing Alfonso into a tipped save with a well taken 25-yard drive.
28' Alfonso is out quick to beat Reggina's lone striker Mike Tullberg to a long-range pass.
26' Balotelli, who scored twice in the first leg, goes close again. The Inter Primavera forward's 20-yard low drive is just wide of the left post.
25' Pablo Alvarez breaks down the right and crosses into the six-yard box. Enrico Alfonso saves.
22' Stankovic is promptly dispossessed by Alvarez as he receives a forward pass from Francesco Bolzoni.
18' Inter close again. Solari turns an opponent in the box, creates space for a shot and curls wide of the far post. There's only one team on the pitch so far.
17' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out on the left wing after a Stadsgaard foul on Mario Balotelli.
17' Stankovic (captain tonight) swings in a cross. Cascione heads to safety.
15' Crespo just fails to connect with Balotelli's dangerous cross-shot from the left edge of the Amaranto box.
14' Superb shot by Pelé from 25 yards. Novakovic gets down and blocks.
8' Mario Balotelli tests Novakovic with a low shot from 20 yards.
7' Good chance for Inter on the break. Stankovic plays in Crespo, the Argentine enters the area and shoots, but Reggina keeper Novakovic narrows the angle and saves.
6' Balotelli gets to the right byline and sends in a low cross. Reggina block.
4' Pelé hits the ball first time after collecting a Crespo pass. It cannons off an opponent and goes behind for a corner.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for tonight's clash against the Amaranto.
1' Inter go into tonight's match with a 4-1 lead from the first leg and are well on course for a two-legged quarter-final meeting with Juventus.
1' Inter: 71 Alfonso; 31 Cesar, 16 Burdisso, 23 Rivas, 40 Fatic; 21 Solari, 30 Pelé, 36 Bolzoni, 5 Stankovic; 45 Balotelli, 18 Crespo.
1' Reggina: 22 Novakovic; 4 Cascione, 13 Stadsgaard, 3 Cherubin; 20 Alvarez, 14 Tognozzi, 29 Koris, 32 Pettinari; 35 Viola, 25 Montiel; 24 Tullberg.
1' Reggina get the match under way.
Minutes Text commentary
47' Full time. Inter beat Reggina 3-0 to complete a 7-1 aggregate victory and set up a Tim Cup quarter-final meeting with Juventus.
46' GOAL! Cesar lifts over Novakovic and finds the net from the acutest angle after a solo run into the box. INTER 3-0 REGGINA (AGG. 7-1).
45' Two minutes of overtime.
38' Roberto Mancini hands first-team debuts to Marco Filippini and his son Filippo Mancini. Off come Nicolas Burdisso and Hernan Crespo.
36' Novakovic catches Siligardi's inswinging right-wing cross.
35' Reggina bring on Toscano for Cherubini.
34' Reggina hit Inter on the break and go close through Tullberg.
33' Supermario Balotelli shoots over the bar from 25 yards.
31' Reggina bring on Szatmari for captain Tognozzi.
30' Crespo plays in Siligardi who sends a poked pass into the six-yard box, but there's no team-mate on hand.
29' Solari has a go from 25 yards. His low shot is several yards wide of the right post.
28' Another mazy run by Solari. He is tackled on the edge of the box.
27' Santiago Solari finds the Curva Sud with a curling free kick from 25 yards.
24' Pettinari fires way off target from inside the Inter area.
22' Koris is booked for tripping Nelson Rivas.
16' Cherubin blocks a shot from Luca Siligardi.
14' Tullberg's splendid overhead kick from a right-wing cross is saved by Alfonso.
11' Novakovic beats Balotelli to Siligardi's right-wing cross.
10' Alfonso makes an easy save from Koris' long-range effort.
9' Good chance for the visitors. Viola crashes over the bar after Alfonso's block from a free kick.
7' Solari goes on a mazy run and has diagonal shot saved by Novakovic. Corner.
6' Reggina bring on Barbera for Stadsgaard.
3' Solari's low shot from the edge of the box is too central. Easy save for Novakovic.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
1' Roberto Mancini has brought on Luca Siligardi for Dejan Stankovic. It's the Inter Primavera player's debut for the first team.
1' Inter close to a third in the opening minute of the second period. Crespo beats Novakovic with a lob shot from a tight angle. It's off target but Balotelli gets to the ball and his overhead kick finishes on the roof of the net.
1' Crespo has taken the captain's armband from Stankovic.
Average rating 8.36
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
0 offsides 0
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Ulivieri

Mancini is unbeaten in competitive encounters against Renzo Ulivieri, with 2 draws and 2 wins from 4 games. His teams have scored in every match (total 7 goals scored).

2000/01 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Parma 1-1 1-0
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Torino 1-1 ----
2007/08 Coppa Italia Inter-Reggina ---- 4-1

Mancini v Reggina

Roberto Mancini has faced Reggina on 12 past occasions, winning 6, drawing 4 and losing 2.


2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 0-1 3-0
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Reggina 1-1 1-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Reggina 0-0 0-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Reggina 4-0 4-0
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Reggina 1-0 0-0
2007/08 Serie A Inter-Reggina ---- 1-0
2007/08 Coppa Italia Inter-Reggina ---- 4-1

Ulivieri v Inter

Renzo Ulivieri has faced the Nerazzurri on 17 previous occasions. His teams have collected 6 victories, 3 draws and 8 defeats. Ulivieri's teams have never drawn in Milan.

1980/81 Serie A Perugia-Inter 0-2 ----
1982/83 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter 0-0 2-1
1983/84 Serie A Sampdoria-Inter 0-2 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-2 2-0
1997/98 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-4 1-0
1999/00 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-2 1-2
1999/00 Coppa Italia Cagliari-Inter 1-3 2-1
2000/01 Serie A Parma-Inter 3-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Parma-Inter 2-2 ----
2002/03 Serie A Torino-Inter 0-2 ----
2007/08 Coppa Italia Reggina-Inter 1-4 ----

Cup first for Reggina

In their history Reggina have never gone into a Coppa Italia return leg after a 4-1 defeat from the first leg.

No Reggina away win since 29 April 2007

Reggina have drawn 7 and lost 4 on their travels since their last away win, a 3-2 victory at Ascoli on 29 April 2007.

A club first for Inter

For the first time in their history Inter find themselves defending a 4-1 lead from a Coppa Italia first leg played away from home.

Mancini's first trophy of coaching career against Ulivieri

Roberto Mancini won the first trophy of his coaching career after a two-legged Coppa Italia final against Renzo Ulivieri's Parma. On 13 June 2001 Mancini's Fiorentina drew 1-1 at home to the Gialloblu after a 1-0 victory in Parma.

Inter: no home defeat in Coppa since December 2002

Inter 1-2 Bari on 19 December 2002 was the Nerazzurri's last defeat in Italy's cup competition. Since that round of 16 return leg fixture, Inter have won 11 and drawn 3 cup games at San Siro.

Inter unbeaten in 21 competitive games

Inter's last defeat in all competitions was the 1-0 Champions League loss at Fenerbahçe on 19 September 2007. Mancini's men have since notched 18 wins (including 11 from last 11 games) and 3 draws in Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia matches.

Inter on target in 13 consecutive games

The goalless draw at Palermo on 28 October 2007 was the last time the Nerazzurri failed to score in a competitive match. Mancini's players have scored a total of 35 goals in the 13 fixtures played since that match.

wins(4) draws(0) defeats(0)

MILAN - Three goals, four first team debuts, and a double 'derby d'Italia' on the horizon.

Inter beat Reggina 3-0 at home to complete a 7-1 aggregate victory and set up a Tim Cup quarter-final meeting with Juventus.

Reggina's Emmanuel Cascione had a hand in the first two goals, turning into his own net twelve minutes after Hernan Crespo's deflected opener.

Cesar completed the scoring in added time at the end of the second half.

Roberto Mancini handed goalkeeper Enrico Alfonso his first start between the posts, with Primavera pair Fatic and Bolzoni in defence and midfield.

Two more youngsters, Balotelli and Pelé, had shots blocked by Novakovic as Inter dominated the early stages.

Solari then curled wide before Balotelli narrowly missed from a long-range drive.

Reggina's first chance came on the half hour when Koris forced Alfonso into a tipped save with a well taken shot from distance.

But Inter were always in control and took the lead in the 33rd through Crespo, whose 20-yard shot went in off Cascione.

Crespo went close to a second on 41 minutes, controlling a precise long-range pass from the impressive Pelé before sending his angled shot inches wide.

The Nerazzurri made extra sure of their place in the last eight on the stroke of half time.

Cascione intercepted Balotelli's pass for Crespo and unwittingly turned into his own net.

Inter made a half time switch, with Luca Siligardi replacing captain Dejan Stankovic.

The Nerazzurri almost scored again seconds after the break, Balotelli's overhead kick finishing on the roof of the net after Crespo lobbed Novakovic.

Reggina's best chance of a reply fell to Tullberg who tested Alfonso with a bicycle kick.

In the closing stages Mancini brought on Marco Filippini and his son Filippo Mancini for their first team debuts.

Inter weren't done and Cesar added a fine goal in added time.

The Brazilian collected a pass from Balotelli, made a solo run into the box and lifted over Novakovic from the tightest of angles.

Inter 3-0 Reggina (HT: 2-0; AGG 7-1)

Scorers: Crespo 33, Cascione (o.g. 45), Cesar 90+1.

Inter: 71 Alfonso; 31 Cesar, 16 Burdisso (47 Filippini 83), 23 Rivas, 40 Fatic; 21 Solari, 30 Pelé, 36 Bolzoni, 5 Stankovic (50 Siligardi 46); 45 Balotelli, 18 Crespo (17 F.Mancini 83).
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 37 Puccio, 41 Filkor, 43 Pedrelli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Reggina: 22 Novakovic; 4 Cascione, 13 Stadsgaard (31 Barbera 51), 3 Cherubin (36 Toscano 80); 20 Alvarez, 14 Tognozzi (38 Szatmari 76), 29 Koris, 32 Pettinari; 35 Viola, 25 Montiel; 24 Tullberg.
Subs not used: 82 Saraò, 26 Squillace, 27 Lamenza, 33 Romeo.
Coach: Renzo Ulivieri.

Referee: Denis Salati (Trento).

Booked: Koris 67.

starting lineups

Alfonso 71 Novakovic
Stankovic 5 Cherubin
Burdisso 16 Cascione
Crespo 18 Stadsgaard
Solari 21 Tognozzi
Rivas 24 Alvarez
Pelé 30 Tullberg
Cesar 31 Montiel
Bolzoni 47 Koris
Fatic 40 Pettinari
Balotelli 45 Viola


Orlandoni 22 Saraò
Mancini 17 Squillace
Puccio 37 Lamenza
Filkor 57 Barbera
Pedrelli 43 Toscano
Filippini 47 Romeo
Siligardi 50 Szatmari