Final score

22 March 2008 20:30

38' (2nd half) Maniche
18' (2nd half) Trezeguet
4' (2nd half) Camoranesi
Referee: Stefano Farina / Linesmen: Nicoletti, Romagnoli / Fourth official: De Marco
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46' Half time. No goals at San Siro, but a throroughly entertaining opening forty-five.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Sissoko tests Julio Cesar with a low shot from 25 yards.
43' Legrottaglie is yellow-carded for fouling Cruz.
42' Zlatan Ibrahimovic's fiercely struck free kick is saved by Buffon.
41' The whole stadium roars as Zanetti wins a long duel with Nedved under the Curva Nord, brings the ball out of defence and sets up a counter-attack. What a captain!
41' The counter-attack ends with Inter winning a free kick for a foul on Chivu.
38' Chance for Juve. Nicola Legrottaglie's header from Del Piero's right-wing corner is saved by Julio Cesar.
37' From a tight angle Alessandro Del Piero volleys wide after collecting Camoranesi's deft ball into the area.
36' Another corner for Inter (on the left this time). Chivu's outswinging cross is cleared to the edge of the area by Sissoko and pumped upfield by Molinaro.
34' Chivu's superb curling free kick is palmed round for a corner by Buffon. Stankovic's rises to meet Jimenez' right-wing cross and heads over the bar.
33' Ibra goes down between a Juventus sandwich. The free kick is in a central position about 30 metres from goal.
32' Cristian Chivu is booked for tripping Camoranesi.
31' Juve clear on the edge of their area, ending a counter-attack involving Zanetti and Maxwell.
29' Stefano Farina books Julio Cruz for a foul on Pavel Nedved. El Jardinero will automatically miss next Saturday's trip to Lazio.
28' Corner to Inter after Cruz' right-wing cross spins off Molinaro.
28' Jimenez delivers the cross. Materazzi's back-post header is blocked by Grygera.
25' Molinaro is booked for obstructing Cruz in the centre circle and ending a potentially dangerous counter-attack.
23' Del Piero's free kick takes a deflection off the Inter wall and goes behind for a corner. Cruz makes a headed clearance from Camoranesi's cross.
23' Sissoko blasts way off target after collecting a short pass in the Inter third.
22' Maicon brings down Nedved from behind and it's a Bianconeri free kick just outside the right edge of our area.
21' Chivu's effort hits the Juve wall.
20' Free kick to us on the right channel after a Legrottaglie foul on Maicon.
18' Another free kick to us on the left. Jimenez bends it round Juve's two-man wall, Burdisso fails to make clean contact and Stankovic heads on to the angle between bar and post. Inter close at the Meazza.
14' Free kick to Inter on the left wing. Chivu's cross is straight into the arms of Buffon.
11' Burdisso makes a headed clearance from Molinaro's cross to deny Del Piero a clear chance on goal.
10' Back at the other end Julio Cesar catches Nedved's left-wing cross.
9' Inter attack back. Ibrahimovic unleashes a shot from 20 yards that spins off Chiellini.
8' Julio Cesar tips over Del Piero's close-range effort from Nedved's cross. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
6' The Bianconeri win a free kick in a dangerous position. Del Piero, who with today's appearance has matched Scirea's all time record of 55 games for Juve, sends his curling shot over the bar.
4' Inter keep up the pressure as Stankovic sends a high ball into the Juve area, forcing Buffon to get out quickly and deny Ibrahimovic.
3' Juve on the back foot in these opening minutes. Jimenez crosses with the outside of his foot, Grygera heads to safety.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, where the teams are out warming up ahead of tonight's 20:30 kick-off.
1' Mancini has shuffled the pack after Cambiasso and Vieira failed late fitness tests, opting for a midfield trio of Stankovic, Zanetti and Chivu behind half-striker Jimenez and front men Cruz and Ibrahimovic.
1' Bianconeri boss Ranieri sticks with his usual 4-4-2, with experienced strikers Del Piero and Trezeguet in attack and Iaquinta on the bench.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 5 Stankovic, 4 Zanetti, 26 Chivu; 11 Jimenez; 8 Ibrahimovic, 9 Cruz.
1' Juventus: 1 Buffon; 21 Grygera, 33 Legrottaglie, 3 Chiellini, 28 Molinaro; 7 Salihamidzic, 8 Camoranesi, 22 Sissoko, 11 Nedved; 17 Trezeguet, 10 Del Piero.
1' Earlier today Roma bounced back from their midweek derby defeat, winning 2-1 at home to Empoli to reduce the gap at the top to four points ahead of tonight's game.
1' Inter kick off tonight's 'derby d'Italia'.
1' Inter are straight into attack. Maicon races down the right and swings in a cross. Maxwell hooks wide.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Juventus beat Inter 2-1.
46' Inter close to an injury-time leveller as Maniche controls Stankovic's through ball and pokes against the post.
45' Three minutes of overtime.
42' Juventus make a change before the free kick. Nedved makes way for Nocerino.
41' Nicolas Burdisso is shown a yellow card for bringing down Camoranesi.
38' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! Maicon dances past two during a run in from the right and sidefoots to Maniche who slots past Buffon from three yards out. INTER 1-2 JUVENTUS.
38' That was Nuno's first goal since his January switch from Atletico Madrid.
37' Another brilliant save from Julio Cesar. The Brazilian parries Del Piero's close-range shot after three one-twos between the Italian and his French strike partner. Sissoko's follow-up from 20 yards is blocked.
37' Juventus bring on Iaquinta for Trezeguet.
37' Inter bring on Balotelli for Chivu.
36' Ibrahimovic's free kick hits the black and white wall.
35' Ibra tries to flick Maxwell's left-wing cross into the path of Suazo, but it all goes wrong.
35' Free kick to Inter just over 20 metres out in a central position, awarded for foul on Stankovic.
31' Chivu's shot from Maicon's square pass is parried by Buffon. The flag goes up for offside, Suazo the culprit.
30' Maniche has a go from distanc. The Portuguese's shot is off target.
29' An inspired Del Piero skips past Burdisso down the left, races into the box and falls over on the byline, but there was no contact with Maicon.
27' Stankovic is beaten to Maniche's cross from the right. There's no way through for Inter tonight.
22' Julio Cesar makes a vital block to deny Del Piero a third.
21' Chiellini intercepts Stankovic's pass for Suazo as the Nerazzurri come looking for a way back.
19' Buffon makes a punched clearance from Cristian Chivu's corner.
18' Trezeguet rifles home from close range after intercepting Burdisso's attempt at a headed clearance. INTER 0-2 JUVENTUS.
18' It's Nuno Maniche time. Off comes Julio Cruz.
17' Chivu collects from Zanetti and slides into the box but his pass is too long for Cruz.
13' Chance for Inter. Ibrahimovic wins the ball in the Bianconeri area and knocks it back to Suazo who drives over from 20 yards.
12' Del Piero's wastes a free kick, sending his 30-yard shot high over the bar.
11' Suazo runs half the length of the pitch after meeting Chivu's clearance from Del Piero's free kick but Molinaro keeps pace and forces the Honduran into an error, winning his team a goal kick.
8' Mancini makes his first change. Suazo replaces Jimenez.
7' Luis Jimenez' left-wing corner dips dangerously, forcing Buffon to tip over.
6' At full stretch Legrottaglie connects with Ibrahimovic's fast cross from the right, conceding a corner.
4' Camoranesi latches on to Grygera's chested assist from Chiellini's pass upfield and slides under Julio Cesar from close range. The replay shows that both Camoranesi and Trezeguet were offside. INTER 0-1 JUVENTUS.
1' Juve get the second half going. FORZA INTER!
1' Brilliant save by Julio Cesar from Nedved's angled volley.
1' Legrottaglie's heads over Del Piero's cross from the resulting corner.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.87
3 shots on target 8
10 shots off target 14
16 fouls committed 31
6 corners 5
7 offsides 2
00 ball possession 00
Mancini v Ranieri

The two coaches have met on eight previous occasions: twice in the Serie A, four times in the Champions League, and twice in the Coppa Italia. There have been three Mancini wins, three draws and two Ranieri wins.

2007/08 Coppa Italia Juventus-Inter 2-3 2-2
2007/08 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0 2004/05 Champions League Valencia-Inter 1-5 0-0
2003/04 Champions League Chelsea-Lazio 2-1 4-0

Mancini v Juventus

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has won 6, drawn 6 and lost 4 of his 16 competitive encounters with Juventus.

2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Juventus 1-3 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Juventus 1-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Juventus 0-0 2-1
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Juventus 2-0 0-1
2003/04 Coppa Italia Lazio-Juventus 2-0 2-2
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Juventus 2-2 1-0
2005 Italian Super Cup Inter-Juventus ---- 1-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Juventus 1-2 0-2
2007/08 Coppa Italia Inter-Juventus 2-2 3-2
2007/08 Serie A Inter-Juventus ---- 1-1

Ranieri v Inter

Claudio Ranieri faces Inter for the 18th time in Italian competitions after 3 wins, 9 draws and 5 defeats in competitive meetings with the Nerazzurri. The current Juventus coach faced Inter twice in the Champions League when in charge of Valencia in 2004/05. The Spaniards lost 1-5 at home and drew 0-0 in Milan. Ranieri made his coaching debut on 9 September 1990. His Cagliari team were beaten 3-0 at the Stadio Sant'Elia by... Inter.

1990/91 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-3 1-1
1991/92 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-2 ----
1994/95 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 1-3
1995/96 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 1-1 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 2-2
2006/07 Serie A Parma-Inter ---- 0-2
2007/08 Coppa Italia Juventus-Inter 2-3 2-2
2007/08 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1 ----

Zanetti third in all-time list

Javier Zanetti's appearance against Genoa in midweek was his 417th in the Serie A championship (excluding play-offs). The Argentine defender has reached Sandro Mazzola in third position in Inter's all-time list, and is behind Giacinto Facchetti (475) and Giuseppe Bergomi (519).

Inter unbeaten at home in 18 Serie A matches...

Inter are the only Serie A team yet to lose a home match this season. The Nerazzurri have notched 16 wins and 2 draws at the Meazza in the 17 home league games since their 3-1 loss to Roma on 7 April 2007.

...and on target in 53 consecutive games

Inter have scored in each of their last 53 home matches in Italy's top-flight, netting a total of 123 goals. Inter last failed to score at home in their goalless draw with Reggina on 29 May 2005 - the final matchday of the 2004/05 season.

Fair play Inter

With 51 bookings in 29 rounds of matches, Inter are the most disciplined team taking part in the 2007/08 championship.

Cruz and goals against Buffon, Belardi, Juventus

Julio Cruz, who has scored 98 goals for Italian clubs, has netted more against Gianluigi Buffon and Emanuele Belardi than any other keeper (6 goals). The Argentine striker counts Juventus as his favourite target, with 8 goals against the Bianconeri. Buffon has let in more goals in games against Inter than any other team (28 out of 430).

Del Piero set to make Juve history

Alessandro Del Piero will write a new page in Juventus history if he is selected to play against Inter in Week 30. The Bianconeri striker is one appearance away from equalling Gaetano Scirea's all-time record of 552 competitive matches for the club. Del Piero's 551 appearances are divided as follows: Serie A (359), Serie B (35), Coppa Italia (45), Italian Super Cup (6), European cups (103), European Super Cup (2) and Intercontinental Cup (1). He made his Juventus debut in a 1-1 Serie A draw at Foggia on 12 September 1993.

Juve's 270-minute invicibility

The Bianconeri last conceded a goal 270 competitive minutes ago, when Osavaldo scored in the 90th minute of their 3-2 home defeat to Fiorentina on 2 March 2008. Juve have since kept clean sheets away to Genoa (2-0), at home to Napoli (1-0) and away to Empoli (0-0).

Ranieri's super subs

Juventus have scored more Serie A goals with substitutes this term than any other team. Iaquinta (5), Del Piero (2), Camoranesi (1) and Marchionni (1) have come off the bench to score 9 goals between them.

wins(44) draws(33) defeats(25)

MILAN - Goals from Mauro German Camoranesi and David Trezeguet gave Juventus a 2-1 victory over Inter in Saturday's 'derby d'Italia'.

The Italian international scored just after the break, with the French forward doubling his team's lead before Maniche set up a dramatic finale with his first goal in black and blue.

The defeat, Inter's first at home in the Serie A since last season's 3-1 loss to Roma, sees Inter's lead cut to four points.

Inter made an attacking start to the Easter fixture but it was Ranieri's men who had the first clear chance to score when Julio Cesar tipped over Del Piero's close-range effort.

Dejan Stankovic headed on to the angle between bar and post as both teams enjoyed pockets of possession in an entertaining first half.

Inter went close again on 34 minutes, Buffon getting down at his left-hand post to parry Chivu's magnificent 30-yard free kick.

The Bianconeri almost had Inter on the back foot in the opening minute of the second half when Julio Cesar made a vital block from Nedved's angled volley.

They did in the 49th, albeit from an offside position when Camoranesi latched on to Chiellini's long ball forward and slid under Julio Cesar.

Mancini threw on Suazo for Jimenez but Juve edged further in front through Trezeguet who fired home from near range after intercepting Burdisso's headed clearance.

Inter's coach introduced Maniche for Cruz, later bringing on Balotelli for Chivu, and it was the Portuguese midfielder who had the greatest impact when he sidefooted home after a brilliant solo run by Maicon.

Maniche could have forced a draw in added time but his poked shot from Stankovic's backheeled through ball came back off the upright.

Inter 1-2 Juventus (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Camoranesi 49, Trezeguet 63, Maniche 83.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 5 Stankovic, 4 Zanetti, 26 Chivu (45 Balotelli 83); 11 Jimenez (29 Suazo 53); 8 Ibrahimovic, 9 Cruz (28 Maniche 63).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 18 Crespo, 21 Solari, 24 Rivas.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Juventus: 1 Buffon; 21 Grygera, 33 Legrottaglie, 3 Chiellini, 28 Molinaro; 7 Salihamidzic, 8 Camoranesi, 22 Sissoko, 11 Nedved (23 Nocerino 87); 17 Trezeguet (9 Iaquinta 82), 10 Del Piero.
Subs not used: 12 Belardi, 2 Birindelli, 20 Palladino, 25 Stendardo, 30 Tiago.
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee: Stefano Farina (Novi Ligure).

Booked: Molinaro 28, Cruz 29, Chivu 32, Legrottaglie 43, Burdisso 87.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Buffon
Maicon 13 Grygera
Burdisso 16 Legrottaglie
Materazzi 23 Chiellini
Maxwell 6 Molinaro
Stankovic 5 Salihamidzic
Zanetti 4 Camoranesi
Chivu 26 Sissoko
Jimenez 11 Nedved
Ibrahimovic 8 Trezeguet
Cruz 9 Del Piero


Toldo 1 Belardi
Crespo 18 Birindelli
Solari 21 Iaquinta
Rivas 24 Palladino
Maniche 28 Nocerino
Suazo 29 Stendardo
Balotelli 45 Tiago