Final score

8 March 2008 18:00

34' Burdisso
14' Ibrahimovic (P)
Referee: Christian Brighi / Linesmen: Giordano, D'Agostini / Fourth official: Romeo
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47' Half time. We're well in control at the Giuseppe Meazza. INTER 2-0 REGGINA.
45' Ibrahimovic's fiercely struck free kick shaves the crossbar.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
44' Valdes brings down Ibra just outside the box. Free kick.
42' Inter on the counter attack. Maicon robs Reggina of the ball and storms down the right, laying off to Vieira whose final pass for Crespo is intercepted by Cirillo.
40' Superb save by Julio Cesar. The Brazilian parries Barreto's low effort from Brienza's through ball.
34' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!! Nicolas Burdisso heads home Jimenez' inswinging cross from the left. INTER 2-0 REGGINA.
30' At the other end, Vieira goes through on goal but Aronica gets back and dispossesses the Frenchman.
30' Jimenez controls Ibrahimovic's back pass with his chest and crashes over from the edge of the box.
28' Reggina close through Barreto. The Paraguayan's shot from outside the box is parried by Julio Cesar, and Burdisso boots behind for a corner.
28' Crespo is back on the pitch with his head bandaged.
26' David Suazo is warming up on the touchline as we wait to see if Hernan can continue.
25' Brilliant move by the Nerazzurri. Zlatan plays acrobatically to Dejan, who hooks acrobatically over the box for Crespo. The Argentine remains on the ground after a clash of heads with Aronica.
23' Reggina keep up the pressure and Nico Burdisso is forced into a sliding clearance.
23' Aronica's first-time shot whizzes wide of the left post.
22' Julio Cesar makes a terrific save from Modesto's fierce cross-shot from an acute angle.
22' Missiroli is yellow-carded for a bad challenge on Zanetti.
20' Applause for Patrick Vieira. The France captain dances past two on the right wing before winning us an attacking throw.
17' Inter come looking for a second. Stankovic floats a cross in from the left after collecting from Ibra. Aronica makes a headed clearance.
14' IBRACADABRA!!!!!! Zlatan sends Campagnolo the wrong way, and we're 1-0 up at the Meazza.
14' That was Ibra's 20th goal in all competitions this season.
13' Penalty! Cambiasso is brought down just inside the box by Valdes. Brighi points to the spot.
10' Oooohhhh! Maicon skips past an opponent down the right and whips in a cross. Crespo's header is wide.
8' Inter mount their first attack of the game. Stankovic combines quickly with Crespo and sends a low cross into the six-yard box. The Reggina defence blocks, and it's a corner.
3' An early chance for Reggina. Brienza heads wide Missiroli's right-wing cross.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for a very special match.
1' We're one hundred years old tomorrow, but the Centenary celebrations are already well under way.
1' Team news: <br> Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 4 Zanetti; 14 Vieira, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 11 Jimenez; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo.
1' Team news: <br> Reggina: 30 Campagnolo; 5 Cirillo, 55 Lanzaro, 16 Valdes, 6 Aronica; 34 Missiroli, 8 Barreto, 14 Tognozzi, 23 Modesto; 81 Brienza; 17 Amoruso.
1' Reggina kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1' Siamo noi, siamo noi. I campioni dell'Italia siamo noi!!!
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Inter beat Reggina 2-0. Let the Centenary party commence.
45' Suazo goes down after a darting run into the box, but there was no foul.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
41' Julio Cesar tips over Lanzaro's flicked header.
38' Ibrahimovic's lobbed pass into the box for Stankovic is intercepted by Valdes.
38' Stankovic fires narrowly wide after being served by Cambiasso just outside the area.
37' Tognozzi chests down and rifles on target. But there's no way past Julio Cesar today.
35' Inter close. Ibra to Cambiasso. Cambiasso to Suazo. The Honduran swivels and hits a low shot on target. Campagnolo saves.
33' Aronica is booked for fouling Suazo.
32' Julio Cesar makes another vital block. The Brazilian parries Hallfredsson's long-range effort and then clears to deny Cozza a follow-up.
29' Figo gets a booking for a foul from behind on Tognozzi.
27' Inter bring on Luis Figo for Patrick Vieira.
25' David Suazo is intercepted by Valdes after a blistering run down the middle.
23' Barreto has a shot blocked as Reggina look to claw their way back.
20' Inter replace Jimenez with Rivas.
19' Valdes sweeps clear after a devastating combination between Ibrahimovic and Stankovic.
18' Tognozzi is booked for protesting.
16' Julio Cesar makes a point blank save from Reggina captain Amoruso, who fires low on target after controlling Valdes' weighted pass into the box.
15' Lanzaro gets back to intercept Suazo to Jimenez' intelligent through ball.
14' Reggina bring on Hallfredsson for Modesto, and Cozza for Missiroli.
13' Ibrahimovic takes on two with a sublime piece of skill, winning a free kick for some shirt tugging by Valdes.
8' Campagnolo is out quick to palm behind Ibrahimovic's low through ball for Maicon.
8' Burdisso's shot from the resulting corner is blocked.
7' Cirillo is yellow-carded for an ugly challenge on Stankovic. Dejan isn't too pleased with the Reggina defender.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Mancini has brought on Suazo for Crespo.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.26
3 shots on target 8
7 shots off target 12
13 fouls committed 16
2 corners 12
3 offsides 3
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Orlandi

The two coaches meet in a competitive fixture for the first time.

Mancini v Reggina

Roberto Mancini has won 7, drawn 4 and lost 2 of his thirteen encounters against Reggina.

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 Coppa Italia Inter-Reggina 3-0 4-1 2007/08 Serie A Inter-Reggina ---- 1-0

Orlandi v Inter

Nevio Orlandi faces Inter for the first time as a first-team coach.

Inter unbeaten at home since August 2007

The Nerazzurri's 1-0 Italian Super Cup defeat to Roma on 19 August 2007 was their last home defeat. Mancini's men have since collected 15 wins and 3 draws from 18 matches at San Siro, scoring in each match (total 44 goals).

Inter on target in 51 consecutive league matches at home

Inter have scored in each of their last 51 Serie A home matches, notching a total of 119 goals. The last time they failed to score at home was the 0-0 draw against Reggina on 29 May 2005 - the final day of the 2004/05 season.

Zanetti fourth in all-time list

Javier Zanetti's appearance against Napoli was his 414th in the Serie A championship (excluding play-offs). The Argentine defender is fourth in Inter's all-time Serie A appearance list, with one appearance more than Mario Corso (413). Zanetti is behind the top three of Sandro Mazzola (417 appearances), Giacinto Facchetti (475) and Giuseppe Bergomi (519).

Fair play Inter

With 46 yellow cards in 26 rounds of matches, Inter are the most disciplined team in the 2007/08 Serie A championship.

Modesto poised for 100th outing in Reggina colours

If he plays against Inter in Serie A Week 27, Francesco Modesto will complete a century of appearances for Reggina. He has pulled on an Amaranto shirt 94 times in Serie A and 5 times in Coppa Italia. Modesto made his Reggina debut in a 3-0 home loss to Roma on 28 August 2005.

No Reggina away win since April 2007

Reggina's last Serie A away win was on 29 April 2007, when they won 3-2 against Ascoli. The Calabrians have since drawn 8 and lost 7 on their top-flight travels.

wins(6) draws(3) defeats(0)

MILAN - Inter cruised to victory over Reggina in Saturday's Centenary fixture at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty on 18 minutes, with Burdisso added a headed second before the interval to put the Serie A leaders team nine points clear of Roma, who take on Napoli in Sunday's batch of fixtures.

The Nerazzurri were greeted by a party atmosphere when they came on the pitch. Each area of the stadium displayed 100th anniversary banners, the Curva Nord turning on the usual style with an eye-catching choreography.

Inter were a goal to the good less than fifteen minutes in when Ibrahimovic converted a penalty awarded for a Valdes foul on Cambiasso.

Burdisso doubled the lead before half time, powering home his header from Jimenez' perfectly executed left-wing free kick.

Swedish ace Ibra went close to a second just before the break when his blistering free kick shaved the bar.

Relegation-threatened Reggina fought back after the restart and kept Julio Cesar busy, Amoruso, Hallfredsson, Tognozzi and Lanzaro forcing the Brazilian into crucial saves.

Inter 2-0 Reggina (HT: 2-0)

Scorers: Ibrahimovic (pen) 14, Burdisso 34.

Inter (4-3-1-2): 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 4 Zanetti; 14 Vieira (7 Figo 72), 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 11 Jimenez (24 Rivas 65); 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (29 Suazo 46).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 9 Cruz, 28 Maniche, 30 Pelé.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Reggina (4-4-1-1): 30 Campagnolo; 5 Cirillo, 55 Lanzaro, 16 Valdes, 6 Aronica; 34 Missiroli (10 Cozza 59), 8 Barreto, 14 Tognozzi, 23 Modesto (18 Hallfredsson 59); 81 Brienza; 17 Amoruso.
Subs not used: 22 Novakovic, 3 Costa, 4 Cascione, 9 Stuani, 19 Makinwa.
Coach: Nevio Orlandi.

Referee: Christian Brighi (Cesena).

Booked: Missiroli 22, Cirillo 52, Tognozzi 63, Figo 74, Aronica 78.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Campagnolo
Maicon 13 Lanzaro
Burdisso 16 Cirillo
Materazzi 23 Valdez
Zanetti 4 Aronica
Vieira 14 Missiroli
Cambiasso 19 Barreto
Stankovic 5 Tognozzi
Jimenez 11 Modesto
Crespo 18 Brienza
Ibrahimovic 8 Amoruso


Toldo 1 Novakovic
Figo 7 Costa
Cruz 9 Cascione
Rivas 24 Stuani
Maniche 28 Cozza
Suazo 29 Hallfredsson
Pelé 30 Makinwa