Final score

1 November 2008 18:00

8' (2nd half) Brienza
33' Cozza
45' (2nd half) Cordoba
24' Vieira
9' Maicon
Referee: De Marco / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Alessandroni / Fourth official: Stefanini
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46' Half time. Reggina 1-2 Inter.
45' Corner to Reggina as Julio Cesar tips round Cozza's shot.
45' One minute of added time.
44' Barreto drags wide his 25-yard shot.
41' Chivu beats Corradi to Vigiani's dangerous cross as Reggina continue their push for an equaliser.
41' Ibrahimovic slots in Balotelli's cross at the far post but the flag goes up for offside.
39' Ivan Cordoba gets a yellow card after fouling Bernardo Corradi.
37' Edgar Osvaldo Barreto is booked by De Marco.
36' The Amaranto go close to a quick second as Brienza's low free kick flashes just wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
34' GOAL. Cozza reduces the gap with a stunning strike from the edge of the box, and the Nerazzurri concede for the first time in four games. REGGINA 1-2 INTER.
30' Free kick to Reggina. Cozza's curling cross is grasped by Julio Cesar at the far post.
28' Carmona shoots from just inside the area. The Chilean's effort takes a deflection off Ivan Cordoba. Nothing comes of resulting corner, taken by Cozza.
24' GOOOALLLL!!!!! Quaresma collects an Ibra pass and plays in Patrick Vieira who thumps under Campagnolo for our second goal of the game. REGGINA 0-2 INTER.
22' Julio Cesar snatches the ball to deny Corrado headed chance from a long pass upfield.
20' Mario Balotelli swings in a left-wing free kick. It's on target, forcing Campagnolo into a save.
9' GOAL!!!! Brilliant goal by Maicon. The Brazilian crashes his first-time shot into the roof of the net after racing on to Ibrahimovic's superb through ball. REGGINA 0-1 INTER.
8' Another long-range effort from Brienza. Julio Cesar gets down at his left-hand post and saves.
6' Quaresma crashes against the post after Reggina fail to clear a Balotelli cross.
5' Reggina attack back and Brienza fires a long-range shot over the bar.
4' Maicon almost scores from an attacking throw-in on the right. Campagnolo saves at his far post after the ball bounces over Vieira.
2' Inter win a free kick at the other end. Balotelli crosses to the far post but Ibra's header is off target.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Oreste Granillo in Reggio Calabria for Reggina v Inter.
1' Reggina: 30 Campagnolo; 3 Costa, 5 Cirillo, 55 Lanzaro, 16 Valdez; 7 Vigiani, 8 Barreto, 35 Carmona; 81 Brienza, 10 Cozza, 9 Corradi.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 14 Vieira; 77 Quaresma, 45 Balotelli, 8 Ibrahimovic, 33 Mancini.
1' We're under way in Calabria as De Marco blows his whistle and the home side kick off.
1' Julio Cesar saves Vigiani's low shot from the edge of the area as Reggina make an attacking start.
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48' Full time. Inter beat Reggina 3-2. Cordoba's injury-time winner puts the Nerazzurri back on top of the table ahead of tomorrow's fixtures.
46' Cirillo intercepts Ibra's cross for Obinna, conceding a corner.
46' GOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Ivan Ramiro Cordoba stabs home after Tognozzi's half-clearance from Balotelli's left-wing corner.
45' Three minutes of added time.
43' Ibrahimovic's free kick hits the Reggina wall.
42' Julio Cesar makes a one-handed save from Carmona who dribbles Cordoba in the box and shoots from the byline.
42' Free kick to Inter in a central position about 25 yards from goal.
40' Cirillo makes a headed clearance from Balotelli's shot.
39' Di Gennaro's low free kick is blocked by Maicon.
38' Reggina win a free on the right wing after Obinna handles the ball.
37' Mourinho makes his final change. On comes Obinna for Quaresma.
37' Orlandi does the same, bringing on Tognozzi for Brienza.
36' Di Gennaro almost finds the top left corner with a curling cross-shot from the right.
34' Crespo climbs highest at the far post and heads wide Quaresma's trivela cross.
33' Campagnaro is out quick to save Quaresma's inswinger from the left.
31' Quaresma shoots just wide after a passing move involving Ibra and Vieira.
30' Corradi and Di Gennaro are thwarted as Reggina launch a counter-attack.
30' Reggina bring on Cosenza for Lanzaro.
30' And Inter replace the injured Chivu with Burdisso.
29' Another chance for Ibra. The Swede outjumps Cirillo to a high cross from the right and nods the ball wide.
28' Quaresma's dangerous inswinging cross from the left is headed clear by Valdez.
27' Ibrahimovic heads wide a Mario Balotelli free kick.
25' Campagnolo saves Balotelli's angled shot with his feet, conceding a corner.
23' Campagnolo saves Ibramovic's shot from Balotelli's pull-back.
23' Reggina boss Orlandi brings off goalscorer Cozza, replacing him with Di Gennaro.
21' Ibrahimovic heads Balotelli's cross into the side-netting with Reggina keeper Campagnolo in non man's land.
20' Quaresma tears down the left and delivers a trivela cross for Crespo but the Argentine fails to connect.
16' Hernan Crespo's shot on the turn from Balotelli's right-wing centre is saved by Campagnolo.
13' Mourinho makes a change. Crespo replaces Mancini.
13' Chivu's 30-yard free kick is way over the bar.
12' A chance for Inter. Balotelli's shot from Mancini's right-wing cross is saved by Campagnolo.
10' Vigiani blasts a yard wide from 25 yards as Reggina come looking for a third.
8' GOAL. Franco Brienza doesn't miss this time. The Reggina forward fires beyond Julio Cesar and into the far corner with a crisp shot on the turn. REGGINA 2-2 INTER.
7' Brienza fires at Julio Cesar from an inviting position after Corradi's cross spins off Cordoba.
4' Quaresma shoots over from 25 yards after collecting Balotelli's pass.
3' Balotelli turns on the style with a spectacular overhead kick from Quaresma's right-wing cross. Nice try from the 18-year-old Italy Under-21 international, but it's off target.
2' Ibra and Chivu fail to get on the end of Mario Balotelli's right-wing free kick.
1' Inter kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.43
5 shots on target 9
7 shots off target 9
24 fouls committed 19
4 corners 2
3 offsides 2
26:28 ball possession 23:52
Orlandi v Mourinho

Saturday's fixture at the Stadio Granillo is the first ever between Nevio Orlandi and José Mourinho.

Mourinho v Reggina

José Mourinho has never faced Reggina before.

Orlandi v Inter

Nevio Orlandi faces Inter for the second time in his coaching career after last season's defeat in Milan.

2007/08 Serie A Reggina-Inter ---- 0-2

Reggina & penalties in 2008/09

With 3 penalties in their favour, Reggina and Torino have been awarded more spot kicks than any other team after nine rounds of Serie A fixtures. Including those given against them (2), Reggina have the highest number of penalties for and against so far this season (5).

Reggina's 11-match scoring run at home

The Amaranto from Reggio Calabria have scored in their last 11 matches at the Granillo, scoring a total of 22 goals. Their last home match without scoring was the 0-0 home draw with Palermo on 2 March 2008.

Just one Amaranto defeat in last 13 home games

Reggina have lost just one of their last 13 matches at home (the 2-1 loss against AC Milan on 24th September 2008). They have won 8 and drawn 4 of the other 12.

Inter's invincibility

The Nerazzurri haven't conceded since Moras' 56th-minute goal in Inter 2-1 Bologna on 4 October 2008. A total of 394 competitive minutes have elapsed since then (remaining 34 minutes of Inter-Bologna plus Roma 0-4, Inter 1-0 Anorthosis, Inter 0-0 Genoa and Fiorentina 0-0 Inter). Away from home, Inter's invincibility is 233 minutes (remaining 53 minutes of AC Milan 1-0 Inter after Ronaldinho's 37th-minute goal plus whole 90 minutes of 4-0 win away to Roma and 0-0 draw at Fiorentina).

No Nerazzurri goal for 226 minutes

The last player to score for Inter was Adriano. The Nerazzurri have gone 226 minutes without scoring since the Brazilian's 44th-minute goal against Anorthosis in the Champions League (remaining 46 minutes of Matchday 3 and the whole 90 minutes of the goalless draws at home to Genoa and away to Fiorentina).

Balotelli & goals against Reggina

Mario Balotelli has scored 8 goals since turning professional. He counts Saturday's opponents Reggina and Juventus as his favourite targets, with two goals against both teams.

Il Capitano on fire in November

Javier Zanetti has scored 12 goals since his arrival in Italy over 13 years ago. His best scoring time of the footballing year is November, with 5 goals in the eleventh calendar month.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)

REGGIO CALABRIA - Ivan Ramiro Cordoba drove in an injury-time winner as Inter saw off a determined Reggina side at the Stadio Granillo.

The Nerazzurri were two goals to the good inside 24 minutes with efforts from Maicon and Patrick Vieira, but Nevio Orlandi's side reduced the arrears through Francesco Cozza before the break and then grabbed an equaliser early in the second half through Franco Brienza.

With time running out Colombian defender Cordoba scored as Inter reclaimed the Serie A top ahead of Sunday's batch of fixtures.

Inter played a 4-2-4 lineup in Reggio Calabria, with Mourinho naming Quaresma, Ibrahimovic, Balotelli and Mancini in attack. Behind them were Zanetti and Vieira, with Maicon, Cordoba, Chivu and Maxwell protecting Julio Cesar's goal.

The Brazilian keeper was called into action early on, making a save from Vigiani's low shot.

Inter's first chance fell to Quaresma who fired on to the upright after Reggina failed to clear Balotelli's cross.

Maicon gave Inter the lead in the 9th minute, crashing into the roof of the net after meeting Ibrahimovic's pinpoint through pass.

Quaresma set up Inter's second in the 24th, playing in Vieira who drove low under Campagnolo for his first goal of the season.

Reggina rallied and Cozza cut the lead in half with a splendid effort from the edge of the box on 34 minutes, becoming the first player to pierce the Nerazzurri net in over four games.

The Amaranto went close to a quick second with Brienza flashing his low free kick just wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.

Ibrahimovic had a goal disallowed for offside and Julio Cesar tipped round Cozza's shot as both team produced chances before the break.

Reggina squared up the game eight minutes after the restart when Brienza drilled past Julio Cesar with a well taken shot on the turn.

The equaliser prompted Mourinho to shuffle his pack. On came Crespo for Mancini and the Nerazzurri created at least a dozen chances but found Campagnolo on top form. The Reggina keeper made a string of saves from Crespo, Balotelli and Ibrahimovic, who headed wide on three occasions.

The hosts had chances of their own and substitute Di Gennaro almost found the top left corner with a brilliant curling cross, before Julio Cesar was forced into a one-handed save from Carmona.

Just when it looked like Reggina had done enough for a draw, Cordoba popped up in the area and stabbed home after Tognozzi headed clearance from Balotelli's corner.

Reggina 2-3 Inter (HT: 1-2)

Scorers: Maicon 9, Vieira 24, Cozza 34, Brienza 53, Cordoba 90+1.

Reggina: 30 Campagnolo; 3 Costa, 5 Cirillo, 55 Lanzaro (13 Cosenza 75), 16 Valdez; 7 Vigiani, 8 Barreto, 35 Carmona; 81 Brienza (31 Tognozzi 82), 10 Cozza (88 Di Gennaro 68), 9 Corradi.
Subs not used: 1 Puggioni, 2 Hallfredsson, 18 Rakic, 20 Alvarez.
Coach: Nevio Orlandi.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 26 Chivu (16 Burdisso 75), 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 14 Vieira; 77 Quaresma (21 Obinna 82), 45 Balotelli, 8 Ibrahimovic, 33 Mancini (18 Crespo 58).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 5 Stankovic, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Referee: Andrea De Marco (Chiavari).

Booked: Barreto 37, Cordoba 39.

starting lineups

Campagnolo 12 Julio Cesar
Costa 6 Maxwell
Cirillo 26 Chivu
Valdez 2 Cordoba
Lanzaro 13 Maicon
Carmona 4 Zanetti
Barreto 14 Vieira
Vigiani 33 Mancini
Cozza 45 Balotelli
Corradi 8 Ibrahimovic
Brienza 77 Quaresma


Puggioni 1 Toldo
Cosenza 16 Burdisso
Tognozzi 23 Materazzi
Hallfredsson 25 Samuel
Alvarez 5 Stankovic
Di Gennaro 21 Obinna
Rakic 18 Crespo