Final score

19 March 2008 20:30

41' (2nd half) Borriello
11' Suazo
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi / Linesmen: Biasutto, Lion / Fourth official: Stefanini
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46' Half time. Inter lead Genoa 1-0 but will have to play the entire second half with ten men after the 40th-minute dismissal of Pelé.
45' One minute of overtime.
43' Maicon unleashes a shot from long range. It's way off target.
40' Inter down to ten men. Pelé is sent off for a second yellow after tripping Juric.
40' Juric is booked for asking Rocchi to yellow-card Pelé.
39' Konko tests Julio Cesar with an angled shot from Figueroa's through pass.
36' Juric sends a fiercely struck 25-yard shot just over the bar after receiving from Milanetto.
34' Pelé is cautioned after elbowing Milanetto.
31' Genoa win a corner after Burdisso blocks Sculli's cross from Milanetto's ball into the area.
31' Maicon makes a headed clearance from the corner.
28' Sculli looks for Rossi with a headed pass. Maicon beats his opponent to the ball and nods back to Julio Cesar.
28' A period of Genoa pressure ends as the Nerazzurri attack back. Cambiasso threads through for Suazo but the Honduran hasn't read the move.
26' Danilo's cross from the left takes a deflection off Maicon. Corner to the Rossoblu.
23' Figueroa collects a pass to the edge of the box and shoots. Chivu blocks.
17' The Nerazzurri push for a quick second. Cambiasso's looping header from Chivu's left-wing free kick finishes on the roof of the net.
15' Juric is lucky to escape without caution after elbowing Pelé in the face.
11' Another chance for the Nerazzurri. Suazo sprints down the middle and then plays wide to Ibrahimovic. The Swede's shot is high and wide.
11' GOAL!!!!! David Suazo opens the scoring at the Luigi Ferraris. Cambiasso picks out Ibrahimovic on the left. The Inter number 8 takes on De Rosa and crosses low to the far post. The Honduran steals in and taps in from close range. GENOA 0-1 INTER.
8' Inter attack back. Suazo races to the byline and sends in a low cross for Ibrahimovic. Santos intercepts, conceding a corner.
7' The first chance of the game goes Genoa's way. Figueroa latches on to Sculli's cut-back from Juric's ball into the box and sends his shot on the turn wide of the far post.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in the Marassi district of Genoa for tonight's Serie A Week 29 match.
1' Team news:<br>Genoa: 73 Scarpi; 24 Konko, 33 Santos, 25 De Rosa, 18 Criscito; 7 Rossi, 77 Milanetto, 28 Juric; 14 Sculli, 9 Figueroa, 8 Danilo.
1' Team news:<br>Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 30 Pelé, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti; 21 Solari; 8 Ibrahimovic, 29 Suazo.
1' Genoa kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
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48' Danilo crashes wide from 25 yards.
48' Full time. Genoa hold Inter 1-1.
47' Borriello heads behind Chivu's inswinging right-wing cross. Corner to Inter.
47' Chivu's corner is headed clear by Lucarelli.
45' Sculli fires wide from the right edge of the box.
45' Three minutes of stoppage time.
44' Ibrahimovic clears Juric's corner with a flicked header.
42' Julio Cruz is booked for a late challenge on Fabiano.
41' Genoa equalise. Borriello volleys home from close range after Julio Cesar's parry from Juric's angled shot. GENOA 1-1 INTER.
39' Julio Cesar gets down at his near post to parry Juric's well struck left-footer from 20 yards.
35' Borriello turns on to Figueroa's pass in the box and shoots, forcing Chivu to block. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
33' Back in Genoa, Sculli's header from Fabiano's cross is wide of the target.
32' Genoa fail to capitalise during a goalmouth scramble. Cambiasso boots out for an attacking throw.
32' Lazio have equalised in the Rome derby! Pandev scored the goal.
30' Maxwell plays to safety after no Genoa player manages to connect with Fabiano's dangerous low cross from the left.
27' Chivu makes a crucial clearance from Fabiano.
26' Burdisso is booked for tugging at Borriello's shirt.
26' Genoa bring on Fabiano for De Rosa.
25' De Rosa smashes clear after Cambiasso fails to reach Ibrahimovic's return pass.
24' Inter bring on Julio Cruz for David Suazo.
24' De Rosa's header from a Genoa left-wing corner finishes on the roof of the net.
23' Suazo tries a one-two with Ibra but the Swede overhits his return pass, allowing for Scarpi to gather.
20' Roma have taken the lead against Lazio in tonight's Rome derby, Taddei the scorer for Spalletti's side. That match kicked off at 21:15.
19' Figueroa sends wide a flicked header from Sculli's right-wing cross.
17' Back in our area, Borriello beats Maicon to Sculli's cross and heads at Julio Cesar.
16' Inter counter through Suazo and win a corner. It's cleared as far as Maxwell, whose follow-up shot is blocked by the Genoa defence.
15' Sculli turns Burdisso and rifles on target. Julio Cesar saves.
14' It's all Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris. Julio Cesar makes a punched clearance from Borriello's left-wing cross.
14' Another Rossoblu cross (Danilo from the left flank). And another save from Julio Cesar.
10' Genoa continue to make the man-advantage count and Borriello heads on to the roof of the net after rising to meet Juric's deflected cross.
8' The Rossoblu have a goal ruled out for offside. Figueroa's flicked effort from Danilo's cross goes in off Sculli, who was in an offside position.
8' Milanetto is booked for protesting.
7' Genoa bring on Lucarelli for Criscito.
4' Criscito is stretchered off after injuring his ankle. He won't be able to continue.
1' Ten-man Inter get the second half going.
1' Both teams make tactical switches. Genoa have brought on Serie A top scorer Borriello for Santos, and Inter have replaced Solari with Rivas.
1' Inter close in the opening seconds of the second half. Suazo races into the area to meet Chivu's through ball but Scarpi is quick off his line to thwart the Honduran.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.36
6 shots on target 1
10 shots off target 2
18 fouls committed 19
10 corners 4
2 offsides 1
00 ball possession 00
Genoa v Inter

The two teams haven't met in a competitive game at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris since the 1994/95 season. In total there have been 43 meetings in Genoa, with 14 wins for the Rossoblu (last win 2-1 in 1994/95 Serie A), 16 draws (last draw 1-1 in 1992/93 Serie A) and 13 Inter victories (last win 2-1 in 1991/92 Serie A).

Gasperini v Mancini

The only previous meeting between the two coaches was Inter's 4-1 home win over Genoa in the first half of the season.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Leon (Genoa); Materazzi (Inter)
Cautioned: Borriello, Criscito, Paro (Genoa); Cambiasso, Cordoba, Figo, Julio Cesar, Vieira (Inter)

No Genoa home draw since November 2007

Genoa have won 4 home games and lost 4 since their last home draw in the league - a 3-3 stalemate with Palermo on 4 November 2007.

One Genoa clean sheet in last 11 league games

Genoa have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last 11 Serie A fixtures - their 2-0 win over Napoli on 27 February. They have scored a total of 17 goals in the other 10 games.

Gasperini set for 200th match as coach

Gian Piero Gasperini will mark his 200th match as a coach in Wednesday's Serie A fixture against Genoa. He has collected his 199 appearances as coach of Crotone and Genoa (28 in Serie A, 109 in Serie B, 34 in Serie C1, 12 in Coppa Italia, 12 in Coppa Italia C and 4 in other tournaments), winning 92 matches, drawing 47 and losing 60. Gasperini made his coaching debut in Crotone's 3-3 away draw against Taranto in the Serie C Coppa Italia on 17 August 2003.

Best ever season for Borriello

Marco Borriello is having his best ever league season. The Rossoblu striker has scored 16 goals in the Serie A this term, beating his previous best of 10 goals for Treviso (Serie C1) in 2001/02. Borriello is the Serie A's top scorer in 2008 with 8 goals.

Genoa three games without a win

The Rossoblu are without a Serie A victory in three games, having lost 2-1 at Cagliari, 2-0 at home to Juventus and 3-1 away to Fiorentina. If they lose against Inter on Wednesday, it will be the first time Genoa have lost four league matches in a row since their run of 4 Serie B defeats from January to February 2001.

Gasperini & substitutions

Genoa and Cagliari are the only two teams to have used all 84 substitutions after 28 rounds of the 2007/08 Serie A championship.

Fair play Inter

With 49 bookings in 28 rounds of matches, Inter are the most disciplined team taking part in the 2007/08 championship.

Zanetti fourth in all-time list

Javier Zanetti's appearance against Palermo last Sunday was his 416th in the Italian top flight (excluding play-offs). The Argentine defender is fourth in Inter's all-time Serie A appearance list, behind Sandro Mazzola (417), Giacinto Facchetti (475) and Giuseppe Bergomi (519).

Burdisso poised for 100th Inter appearance

Nicolas Andres Burdisso will complete a century of appearances for Inter (his only Italian club) if he is selected to play against Genoa. The Argentine defender, who made his Nerazzurri debut in Atalanta 2-3 Inter on 22 September 2004, has played 64 times in the Serie A, 20 in the Coppa Italia, 14 in European competitions and once in the Italian Super Cup.

Cruz two away from 100th goal

With 98 goals in competitive matches, Julio Ricardo Cruz is just two away from a century of goals for Italian clubs. The Argentine forward, who scored his first Italian goal in Napoli 1-5 Bologna on 22 October 2000, has netted 30 times for the Rossoblu and 68 times for Inter (71 goals in Serie A, 14 in Coppa Italia and 13 in European competitions).

Ibra the decisive

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most decisive player in the 2007/08 championship. His goals have earned the Nerazzurri 22 points.

wins(19) draws(23) defeats(28)

GENOA - Inter drew 1-1 with Genoa but open up a seven-point gap at the top of the table with nine matches to go as second-place Roma went down 3-2 against Lazio at the Olimpico.

David Suazo scored early on at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris but the Nerazzurri were made to sweat after Pelé was sent off, and Genoa equalised through Borriello in the 86th minute.

Maxwell returned to Inter's starting lineup after recovering from an ankle injury. Mancini handed starts to Pelé and Solari on the wings with Cambiasso and Zanetti in the centre of midfield.

Suazo partnered Ibrahimovic in attack and it was the two strikers who combined for Inter's opening goal on 11 minutes.

Cambiasso picked out Ibrahimovic on the left and the Swede muscled his way past De Rosa before delivering a low cross for the Honduran to tap in his eighth of the season.

Genoa's search for a first-half leveller proved fruitless, Juric sending a long-range drive over the bar before Konko tested Julio Cesar with an angled shot.

Inter's red card curse struck again five minutes before the interval when Pelé was sent off for a second booking after tripping Juric.

Both teams made tactical changes at half time, Genoa bringing on Serie A top scorer Borriello for Santos, and Inter replacing Solari with Rivas.

More substitutions followed, the injured Criscito making way for Lucarelli on 52 minutes and Fabiano replacing De Rosa just after Mancini swapped Suazo for Cruz.

Genoa made the extra man count during a second-half siege that Inter looked to have survived until Borriello snatched a late equaliser, volleying home on the turn after Julio Cesar kept out Juric's angled shot.

Genoa 1-1 Inter (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Suazo 11, Borriello 86.

Genoa: 73 Scarpi; 24 Konko, 33 Santos (22 Borriello 46), 25 De Rosa (29 Fabiano 71), 18 Criscito (16 Lucarelli 52); 7 Rossi, 77 Milanetto, 28 Juric; 14 Sculli, 9 Figueroa, 8 Danilo.
Subs not used: 1 Lanza, 10 Masiero, 21 Di Vaio, 68 Vanden Borre.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 30 Pelé, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 21 Solari (24 Rivas 46); 8 Ibrahimovic, 29 Suazo (9 Cruz 69).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Jimenez, 18 Crespo, 28 Maniche, 45 Balotelli.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Florence).

Booked: Pelé 34, 40, Juric 40, Milanetto 53, Burdisso 71, Cruz 87.
Sent off: Pelé 40.

starting lineups

Scarpi 12 Julio Cesar
konko 13 Maicon
Santos 16 Burdisso
De Rosa 26 Chivu
Criscito 6 Maxwell
Rossi 30 Pelé
Milanetto 19 Cambiasso
Juric 4 Zanetti
Sculli 21 Solari
Figueroa 8 Ibrahimovic
Danilo 29 Suazo


Lanza 1 Toldo
Masiero 9 Cruz
Lucarelli 11 Jimenez
Di Vaio 18 Crespo
Borriello 24 Rivas
Fabiano 28 Maniche
Vanden Borre 45 Balotelli