Final score

22 November 2008 20:30

27' (2nd half) Muntari
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Lanciano, Ayroldi / Fourth official: Girardi
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47' Manninger makes a punched clearance from Maicon's corner, which was going in at the near post.
47' We're at the halfway point in tonight's 'derby d'Italia'. Inter 0-0 Juventus.
46' Inter close through Muntari, whose fiercely struck shot from Ibra's pass is parried by Manninger.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Marchisio's long-range effort forces a tipped save from Julio Cesar. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
41' Manninger saves Adri's header from Ibra's left-wing cross.
40' Marchionni connects with Amauri's pass from the right. Julio Cesar saves.
35' Adriano blasts wide of the far post from a tight angle after collecting a poked pass from Ibra.
33' Ibrahimovic fires inches wide of the right post after a spot of defensive suicide by Nicola Legrottaglie.
30' Maicon's brilliant curling free kick from the left is tipped over by the Juve keeper, who makes a punched clearance from the resulting corner taken by Esteban Cambiasso.
29' Rizzoli shows a yellow card to Legrottaglie for a shove on Ibrahimovic.
27' A chance for Muntari. The Ghanaian jumps at the far post and makes aerial contact with Adriano's inswinger from the right wing. Manninger saves with his feet.
26' In the Juve box Ibrahimovic controls with his chest, turns Molinaro and sends a low shot on target. Manninger saves.
25' Amauri is booked for a foul on Adriano, who was through on goal after Samuel's great pass.
24' Alex Del Piero's cross from the left dips dangerously, forcing Julio Cesar into a punched clearance.
21' Stankovic whips in a cross from the right. Adriano rises at the back post and heads on target. Manninger makes comfortable save.
19' Manninger makes a punched clearance from the second corner.
19' Del Piero has a shot blocked by Samuel as the Bianconeri attack back.
18' Back under the Curva Nord, Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins us a corner. Maicon's cross is headed behind for another corner.
17' Grygera slices over the bar after Materazzi's headed clearance from Del Piero's left-wing corner.
16' Materazzi, wearing the new Nike Mercurial Vapor Rosa boots tonight, floats a long ball into the Juve box. Manninger beats Adriano to it.
14' Manninger makes a diving save from Stankovic's flicked header. Adriano provided the right-wing cross.
13' Cambiasso's inswinging cross from the right corner flag is punched clear by Manninger.
12' Stankovic controls a brilliant through ball from Samuel and runs on goal but Chiellini intercepts the Serbian and concedes a corner.
8' Ibra controls a pass and curls into the box for Adriano. Alexander Manninger gets there first.
6' Julio Cesar is quick off his line as Del Piero overhits his pass for Amauri.
4' The Portuguese is unable to continue and Juventus are forced into a very early substitution. On comes Claudio Marchisio.
2' Play is interrupted as Thiago receives treatment in the centre circle following a duel with Stankovic.
1' The teams are out warming up in front of about 80,000 fans at the Giuseppe Meazza.
1' José Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri have both opted for 4-4-2s, with Ibra and Adriano in attack for the Nerazzurri, and Del Piero partnering Amauri up front for Juve.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari, 5 Stankovic; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
1' Juventus: 13 Manninger; 21 Grygera, 33 Legrottaglie, 3 Chiellini, 28 Molinaro; 32 Marchionni, 22 Sissoko, 20 Tiago, 11 Nedved; 10 Del Piero, 8 Amauri.
1' Away we go in San Siro. Juventus kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!
1' Chiellini appears to handle Ibra's cross from the left. The Curva Nord cries penalty, but Rizzoli doesn't blow his whistle.
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48' Full time! The Nerazzurri beat arch rivals Juventus 1-0 and the crowd goes wild. See you on Wednesday for Inter-Panathinaikos.
45' Substitution number three for Inter. Patrick Vieira replaces goalscorer Sulley Muntari. A standing ovation for him too.
45' Three minutes of overtime.
43' Ibrahimovic climbs highest in the box to head clear Camoranesi's right-wing free kick.
41' Ibra tries to surprise Manninger from 30 yards but the Juve keeper makes an easy save.
40' José makes his second change. On comes Nicolas Nurdisso for Dejan Stankovic, who is given a standing ovation.
38' Inter bring on Julio Cruz for Adriano.
37' Camoranesi goes on a run down the right, wins a corner and crosses for Del Piero. The Juve number 10's header is saved by Julio Cesar.
32' Juventus bring on Vincenzo Iaquinta for the ineffective Amauri.
31' Manninger punches clear Maicon's left-wing corner.
29' Adriano blasts wide from 25 yards as the Nerazzurri come looking for a quick second.
27' GOOAAALLLL!!!!! Sulley Muntari slides Ibrahimovic's cross into an open net with Manninger in no man's land. INTER 1-0 JUVENTUS.
26' Sulley Muntari drives into the sidenetting from the acutest of angles.
25' Ranieri makes his second change. Mauro German Camoranesi comes on for Marco Marchionni.
22' Another Maxwell cross, and another Adriano header wide.
20' An even better chance as Ibrahimovic controls Stankovic's long ball with his chest before firing wide with just Manninger to beat.
19' A chance for Inter as Adriano heads over Maxwell's cross.
12' Giorgio Chiellini heads clear Cambiasso's corner, making another clearance from Ibra's cross just seconds later.
9' The fourth yellow card of the evening goes to Samuel for a foul on Amauri.
5' Rizzoli books Materazzi for a sliding foul on Del Piero.
2' Materazzi blocks Sissoko's follow-up from 25 yards after a Juventus corner is cleared.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.58
9 shots on target 2
7 shots off target 3
12 fouls committed 18
8 corners 4
10 offsides 3
25:17 ball possession 23:33
Mourinho v Ranieri

The two coaches meet in an Italian league fixture for the first time.

Mourinho v Juventus

José Mourinho faces the Bianconeri for the first time in his career.

Ranieri v Inter

Claudio Ranieri faces Inter for the 21st time after 4 wins, 10 draws and 6 defeats. The current Juventus coach encountered Inter twice in the Champions League when in charge of Valencia in 2004/05, losing 5-1 at home and drawing 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.

Details (19 matches in charge of Italian clubs):
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 2-1

Inter's 304-minute home invincibility

Inter haven't conceded at home since Moras' 56th-minute goal in the 2-1 Serie A win over Bologna on 4 October 2008. A total of 304 minutes have elapsed since then: remaining 34 minutes of Inter 2-1 Bologna plus the entire games against Anorthosis (1-0), Genoa (0-0) and Udinese (1-0).

Inter: 1 defeat in 17 games

Inter have only lost one match this season: September's 1-0 derby defeat to AC Milan. In the other 16 games the Nerazzurri have collected 10 wins and 6 draws. Inter have played 10 games since the Milan derby, winning 6 and drawing 4.

Last home defeat against... Juventus

Inter last lost a home match on 22 March 2008 when they were beaten 2-1 by Juventus in Serie A. The Nerazzurri have since played 12 home games, winning 7 and drawing 5.

Maicon poised for 100th Inter appearance

If selected to play against Juventus, Brazilian right-back Maicon will complete a century of appearances for Inter. Maicon made his debut for the Nerazzurri in the 4-3 Italian Super Cup extra time victory over Roma on 26 August 2006. He has played 75 times for Inter in Serie A, 6 in Coppa Italia, 16 in European competitions and twice in the Super Cup.

Ibra, Amauri among decisive players

Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juventus forward Amauri are two of the four most decisive players after 12 rounds of 2008/09 Serie A matches, having each won 10 points for their teams. The other two players are Fiorentina's Gilardino and AC Milan's Ronaldinho.

Julio Cruz & goals against Juventus, Buffon

El Jardinero, who has scored 105 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.

Eight different players on target in 2008/09

Eight Nerazzurri have scored Serie A goals this term: Adriano, Cordoba, Cruz, Ibrahimovic, Maicon, Obinna, Stankovic and Vieira. AC Milan and Torino are the only other teams with eight different scorers after 12 rounds of matches.

Juve chasing eighth consecutive win

Juventus have won their last seven games: against Real Madrid (2-1 home win in UCL), Torino (1-0 home win in Serie A), Bologna (2-1 away win in Serie A), Roma (2-0 home win in Serie A), Real Madrid (2-0 away win in Serie A), ChievoVerona (2-0 away win in Serie A) and Genoa (4-1 home win in Serie A). The Bianconeri's last defeat was a 2-1 reverse at Napoli on 18 October. If Juve beat Inter on Saturday they will be unbeaten in eight games for the first time since their unbeaten run in Serie B from September.

Nedved set for 300th Juve appearance

Pavel Nedved is poised to make his 300th appearance for the Bianconeri, The Czech midfielder, who made his Juve debut in a 4-0 Serie A home win over Venezia on 26 August 2001, has represented the Turin outfit 193 times in Serie A, 33 in Serie B, 19 in Coppa Italia and 51 in European competitions. He has also played 3 Italian Super Cup matches.

Juve goalless in just one of last 20 games

Juventus have failed to score in only one of their last 20 matches - a 0-0 home draw against Sampdoria on 27 September. In the other 19 games they have scored a total of 33 goals. In this season's Serie A Juve are the only team who have failed to score in just one match.

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

MILAN - Italian champions Inter increased their lead at the top of the table ahead of Sunday's fixtures with a 1-0 victory over traditional rivals Juventus in front of over 76,000 fans at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Sulley Muntari, who scored in the Italian Super Cup against Roma in August, tapped in the winner midway through the second half for his second goal in black and blue.

Both tacticians fielded 4-4-2 formations for the derby d'Italia, with José Mourinho partnering Ibrahimovic and Adriano in front of a midfield line of Zanetti, Stankovic, Cambiasso and Muntari.

Claudio Ranieri preferred Marchionni to Camoranesi in his midfield but was forced into an early change when Tiago pulled up after a duel with eventual man of the match Stankovic.

Juve keeper Manninger was kept busy in opening period, making saves from Ibrahimovic and Muntari before tipping over Maicon's brilliant curling free kick.

Inter continued to churn out chances and Ibrahimovic hit a shot just wide after a defensive error by Legrottaglie. The Nerazzurri went close again on the stroke of half time when Muntari's bullet shot was parried.

In between, Julio Cesar tipped over Juve's best chance of the half - a terrific long-range effort from Marchisio.

Chances were few and far between after the restart but Inter made their best one count when Muntari stroked Ibrahimovic's fast cross over the line with Manninger stranded.

Juve's only significant chance of an equaliser fell to their captain Del Piero who saw his header from Camoranesi's corner saved by Julio Cesar.

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

Scorer: Muntari 72.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari (14 Vieira 90), 5 Stankovic (16 Burdisso 85); 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano (9 Cruz 83).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 7 Figo, 18 Crespo, 77 Quaresma.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Juventus: 13 Manninger; 21 Grygera, 33 Legrottaglie, 3 Chiellini, 28 Molinaro; 32 Marchionni (16 Camoranesi 70), 22 Sissoko, 20 Tiago (19 Marchisio 4), 11 Nedved; 10 Del Piero, 8 Amauri (9 Iaquinta 77).
Subs not used: 12 Chimenti, 4 Mellberg, 20 Giovinco, 29 De Ceglie.
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).

Booked: Cambiasso 25, Legrottaglie 29, Materazzi 50, Samuel 54.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Manninger
Maicon 13 Grygera
Materazzi 23 Legrottaglie
Samuel 25 Chiellini
Maxwell 6 Molinaro
Zanetti 4 Marchionni
Cambiasso 19 Sissoko
Muntari 20 Tiago
Stankovic 5 Nedved
Ibrahimovic 8 Amauri
Adriano 10 Del Piero


Toldo 1 Chimenti
Figo 7 Mellberg
Vieira 14 De Ceglie
Quaresma 77 Marchisio
Cruz 9 Camoranesi
Burdisso 16 Giovinco
Crespo 18 Iaquinta