Final score

27 January 2008 15:00

Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Stagnoli, Copelli / Fourth official: Damato
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Minute Text commentary
46' It's 0-0 after the first half.
45' 1 minute of added time.
43' Back at the other end, Burdisso makes a decisive block to deny Dossena.
42' Ten-man Inter close to an opener. Cruz races on to Ibrahimovic's headed pass and sends a low left-foot shot wide of the far post.
41' Zapata's right-wing corner is headed clear by Nicolas Burdisso.
40' Cambiasso blocks Dossena's long-range shot. D'Agostino's follow-up is nothing to write home about.
39' Cordoba clears Pepe's inswinging free kick.
38' Free kick to Udinese 30 yards out on the left, awarded after a Burdisso foul on Dossena.
37' Udinese counter-attack Inter. Dossena sends in a dangerous cross from the left, forcing Julio Cesar into a save.
36' Cruz plays a quick one-two with Cambiasso but loses possession after collecting the return ball.
35' Stankovic delivers a cross after collecting a Burdisso pass down the right. Handanovic is out quick to grab the ball at the near post.
33' Ibra is yellow-carded for a foul on Inler.
26' Di Natale's shot on the turn is high over Julio Cesar's bar.
21' Cesar is booked for foul play.
21' Just seconds after his booking, Brazilian wing-back Cesar is sent marching for a two-footed challenge on Mesto. Nerazzurri down to ten men.
11' Cambiasso squanders a great chance for Inter, blasting over from ten yards out after receiving from Ibrahimovic.
5' Julio Cesar saves Dossena's low shot from 30 yards.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Friuli for Udinese v Inter.
1' Udinese kick off.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time. Udinese 0-0 Inter. See you on Wednesday for the Tim Cup quarter-final return in Turin.
46' Udinese bring off Quagliarella. On comes Candreva.
45' Vieira controls with his chest and pokes a low shot wide.
45' 4 minutes of additional time.
44' Free kick to Inter 40 yards out on the left. Stankovic's long cross into the box is cleared by Udinese.
40' Marino brings on Ferronetti for Mesto.
39' Mancini replaces Esteban Cambiasso with Hernan Crespo.
38' Handanovic gets out quick to grasp Ibrahimovic's poked cross and thwart Stankovic.
33' Inter make their first switch. Patrick Vieira comes on for Julio Cruz.
33' Udinese bring on Floro Flores for Pepe.
31' Stankovic's free kick hits the Udinese wall.
30' Free kick to Inter in a central position just outside the box after a foul by Felipe on Cambiasso.
27' Ibra lets loose a fearsome shot from 30 yards. It's wide of the left post.
26' Cambiasso rises above Zapata and heads wide Stankovic's ball in from the right channel.
25' Quagliarella hits a 25-metre shot just wide of the left post.
24' Both players are okay to continue.
23' Julio Cesar and Materazzi remain on the ground after colliding in the box.
21' Cruz' effort from the free kick hits the Bianconeri wall.
20' Inter counter-attack and go close through Ibra. The Swede's low shot from distance is inches wide of Handanovic's right-hand post.
20' Free kick to us just outside the Udine box after a foul by Inler on Ibra.
19' Di Natale swings in a right-wing cross. Julio Cesar saves.
16' Quagliarella collects D'Agostino's pass in the area, swivels and volleys over the bar.
14' Ibrahimovic has a brilliant goal ruled out for a foul on Lukovic.
12' Quagliarella is flagged offside as his poked shot is saved by Julio Cesar.
11' Brilliant save by Julio Cesar from Di Natale's ferocious right-foot bullet shot.
9' Inler blasts high and wide from 25 yards after a fast counter-attack.
8' Julio Cesar is quick out to deny Pepe after a defensive mistake by Maxwell.
7' Ibrahimovic's low free kick goes through the Bianconeri wall and narrowly wide of the left post.
6' Mesto floats a long ball into the area for Quagliarella. Cordoba protects it from the Italian international, allowing Julio Cesa to collect.
6' Inter win a free kick about 30 yards out in a central position after a foul by Felipe on Ibrahimovic.
5' Another chance for Cruz. Served by Ibra, El Jardinero's low shot from close range is saved by Handanovic.
4' Quagliarella is yellow-carded for a foul on Materazzi.
2' Udinese hit Inter on the break. Pepe (at least a yard offside) races on to a through ball and runs on goal before dragging his shot wide.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.84
2 shots on target 1
14 shots off target 7
22 fouls committed 21
4 corners 1
7 offsides 1
27:07 ball possession 19:52
I precedenti: Inter imbattuta nel 75% dei precedenti

Nei 40 precedenti ufficiali ad Udine il bilancio vede 10 vittorie bianconere (ultima 2-1, nella serie A 2002/03), 17 pareggi (ultimo 0-0, nella serie A 2006/07) e 13 successi interisti (ultimo 1-0, nella serie A 2005/06).

Inter unbeaten in 75% of away games against Udinese

The Nerazzurri have played a total of 40 away matches against Udinese, winning 13, drawing 17 and losing 10.
Last Udinese victory: 2-1 in 2002/03 Serie A
Last draw: 0-0 in 2006/07 Serie A
Last Inter victory: 1-0in 2005/06 Serie A

Mancini unbeaten against Marino

Roberto Mancini has faced current Udinese coach Pasquale Marino on three previous occasions, winning twice and drawing once.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Da Silva, Inler, Pepe.

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Chivu, Burdisso.

No penalty in Udinese's favour this season

Udinese are one of three teams contesting the 2007/08 Serie A championship yet to have a penalty awarded in their favour. The other two are Lazio and Reggina. Udinese's last penalty in the league (converted by Iaquinta) came in their 1-0 home win over Sampdoria on 18 April 2007.

Udinese and red cards in 2007/08

Four teams have had 5 players sent off after 19 rounds of 2007/08 Serie A matches - Udinese, Catania, Lazio and Torino. Bianconeri players Dossena and Felipe have been sent off twice, and Pinzi once.

Udinese and substitutions

Bianconeri coach Pasquale Marino has used 45 substitutes out of a possible 57 after 19 rounds of the Serie A season - fewer than any other team.

Mancini's Inter unbeaten in January

Roberto Mancini has never lost a January fixture since taking over at Inter in the summer of 2004. In 15 matches, his teams have won 12 and drawn 3. The Nerazzurri's last January defeat was a 0-1 home loss to Empoli on 18 January 2004.

Inter unbeaten in 25 Serie A matches...

Inter 1-3 Roma on 18 April 2007 was the Nerazzurri's last Serie A defeat. Mancini's team have since played 25 top-flight games, winning 20 and drawing 5. 24 competitive games

Inter's last defeat in all competitions was a 1-0 Champions League loss at Fenerbahçe on 19 September 2007. Mancini's men have since notched 20 wins (including 10 from last 10) and 4 draws in Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia matches.

...and in 29 Serie A away fixtures

Inter's last away defeat in the Italian top flight was over year and a half ago - on 30 April 2006 when they lost 1-0 at Empoli. The Nerazzurri have since collected 21 wins and 8 draws on their Serie A travels.

Inter on target in 16 consecutive games

Inter's goalless draw at Palermo on 28 October 2007 was the last time Mancini's team failed to score in a competitive match. Mancini's players have scored a total of 43 goals in the 16 fixtures played since that match.

Chivu, Crespo, Solari & goals against Udinese

Three Inter players count Udinese as their favourite target: Crespo (2 out of 6), Crespo (15 out of 186) and Solari (2 out of 7). The Argentine midfielder has also scored two goals in matches against Messina.

wins(23) draws(16) defeats(11)

UDINE - Ten-man Inter were held 0-0 by Udinese at the Stadio Friuli in Serie A Week 20 - the Nerazzurri's first goalless draw since last October's trip to Palermo.

The league leaders see their advantage cut to five points as second-placed Roma edged out Palermo in Saturday evening's game.

For the second match running Inter were reduced to ten men in the early stages. Cesar, booked for a foul on Mesto in the 21st minute, was sent marching just seconds later after a two-footed tackle on the same player.

Cambiasso squandered a great chance early on, blasting over from ten yards out after latching on to Ibrahimovic's pass.

Udinese looked dangerous on the break after Cesar's dismissal but rarely troubled Inter in the opening half, with Cruz going closest to an opening goal before the break when he sent an angled low shot wide of the far post.

Inter had the better chances of a fast and furious second half at the Friuli, with Ibrahimovic narrowly missing on three occasions and having a brilliant goal ruled out for a presumed foul on Lukovic.

Argentine pair Cruz and Cambiasso also got in on the act, the striker having a low effort saved by Handanovic, and the midfielder heading wide Stankovic's pass.

Udinese failed to use their man advantage to effect, their best chances of the second half falling to Di Natale who swivelled in the box and volleyed over, before forcing Julio Cesar into a save with a well taken effort from distance.

Udinese 0-0 Inter

Udinese: 22 Handanovic; 2 Zapata, 19 Felipe, 24 Lukovic; 20 Mesto (22 Ferronetti 85), 88 Inler, 4 D'Agostino, 8 Dossena; 7 Pepe (83 Floro Flores 33), 27 Quagliarella (14 Candreva 90+1), 10 Di Natale.
Subs not used: 25 Chimenti, 6 Coda, 15 Isla, 23 Eremenko.
Coach: Pasquale Marino.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso (18 Crespo 84), 31 Cesar; 8 Ibrahimovic, 9 Cruz (14 Vieira 78).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Jimenez, 21 Solari, 24 Rivas, 30 Pelé.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Turin).

Booked: Cesar 21, Ibrahimovic 33, Quagliarella 49.
Sent off: Cesar 21.

starting lineups

Handanovic 12 Julio Cesar
Zapata 16 Burdisso
Felipe 2 Cordoba
Lukovic 23 Materazzi
Mesto 6 Maxwell
D'Agostino 4 Zanetti
Inler 5 Stankovic
Dossena 19 Cambiasso
Di Natale 31 Cesar
Quagliarella 9 Cruz
Pepe 8 Ibrahimovic


Chimenti 1 Toldo
Coda 24 Rivas
Ferronetti 11 Jimenez
Isla 14 Vieira
Eremenko 30 Pelé
Candreva 18 Crespo
Floro Flores 21 Solari