Final score

13 January 2009 21:00

14' (1st ET) Ibrahimovic
10' (1st ET) Cambiasso
30' (2nd half) Adriano
35' (2nd half) Rossi
Referee: Gabriele Gava / Linesmen: Altomare, Rubino / Fourth official: Peruzzo
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46' It's 0-0 after a lively first half at the Stadio Meazza.
45' Inter close again as Crespo's angled shot is deflected behind by Ferrari.
45' One minute of overtime.
42' Brilliant solo move by Chivu. Inspired by the presence of Diego Maradona, the Romanian captain weaves his way into the box but is eventually thwarted by the onrushing Scarpi.
41' Adriano curls over after collecting a pass from Muntari.
39' Scarpi is out quick to beat Crespo to Maicon's through ball.
38' Jimenez tests Scarpi with a fiercely struck shot from 25 yards.
36' Adriano's weak low shot from just outside the area trickles through to Scarpi.
35' Maicon storms past Milanetto on his way to the edge of the box and fires wide.
34' Sulley Muntari is booked for a late tackle on Ivan Juric.
32' Brazilians Maxwell and Adriano combine as Inter go close. The left-back crosses to the striker who outjumps his marker and heads on target. Scarpi saves.
28' Maicon takes the resulting free kick. Scarpi makes a punched clearance.
27' Maxwell goes for goal with an ambitious cross-shot from the left. It's on target, forcing Scarpi into a save.
27' Juric is booked after a challenge from behind on Cristian Chivu.
26' In acres of space on the left, Maxwell collects a Chivu pass and crosses to the far post, where Crespo counter-crosses. Genoa clear but Inter remain in attack and Luis Jimenez sends a right-wing cross-shot wide of the far post.
24' Adri dribbles two players before blasting wide from 25 yards.
21' Adriano's penalty kick is parried by Scarpi and Mesto heads behind for a corner.
20' Genoa down to ten men as Biava is shown a straight red card.
19' Inter win penalty after a sliding challenge on Adriano by Biava!
17' Luis Jimenez fires wide from distance as Inter strike back.
16' Muntari's low 25-yard shot is easily saved by Scarpi.
16' Vanden Borre wastes a golden opportunity to give Genoa the lead. The Belgian midfielder takes the ball past Toldo after a mistake by Samuel and has the goal gaping but Muntari wins the ball back with some courageous defending.
12' Cristian Chivu, playing in midfield for the second match running, overhits his floated pass into the box for Crespo.
10' Juric looks for Sculli with a low first-time cross from the left. Samuel intercepts and sets up a counter-attack.
9' Vanden Borre sycthes over from 20 yards as Genoa attack Inter.
8' Free kick to Inter on the right wing. Maicon's outswinging cross is headed over by Hernan Crespo.
7' Another cross by Crespo (who has started the match like a man possessed) for Adriano, but his pass is too high for the Inter number 10.
5' A good chance for Inter as Maxwell plays an inch-perfect ball through to Hernan Crespo who sends his angled shot wide of the far post with just Scarpi to beat.
4' Luis Jimenez controls the ball just outside the Genoa box and crashes his crisp right-foot shot wide of Scarpi's right-hand post.
3' Hernan Crespo crosses for Adriano. The Brazilian is closed down by Biava and Ferrari.
3' Genoa's Bocchetti tests Toldo with a long-range effort.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for our first match of the 2008-2009 Tim Cup.
1' It's another bitterly cold evening in Milan after Saturday's Cagliari clash, when the temperature dropped to -5 after the final whistle.
1' The Tim Cup format has changed this season, with one-legged ties in the round of sixteen and quarter-final stages, a two-legged semi-final (4 March, 22 April) and a one-legged final (13 May).
1' We have a very special guest in San Siro tonight. New Argentina coach Diego Armando Maradona, who met with José Mourinho at the training ground this afternoon, will watch some of his compatriots in action tonight.
1' Julio Cruz is ruled out through suspension, but Diego will have the chance to see Burdisso, Samuel, Zanetti and Crespo in cup action. Inter's other Argentine player, Esteban Cambiasso, is on the bench.
1' Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 26 Chivu, 20 Muntari; 11 Jimenez; 18 Crespo, 10 Adriano.
1' Genoa: 73 Scarpi; 25 Biava, 13 Ferrari, 26 Bocchetti, 23 Modesto; 7 Rossi, 77 Milanetto, 28 Juric; 68 Vanden Borre, 14 Sculli, 20 Mesto.
1' Gabriele Gava blows his whistle and Inter get the match under way. FORZA NERAZZURRI!
1' A corner for Inter in the opening seconds. Jimenez's cross is deflected behind for a second corner - cleared by the Rossoblu defence.
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49' Ferrari blocks Ibra's shot on the turn. Corner.
49' Full time. Inter 1-1 Genoa. Extra time coming up.
45' Four minutes of added time before the onset of the extra sort.
44' Ibrahimovic heads over Cambiasso's cross.
43' Scarpi saves a rocket shot from Javier Zanetti. Ibra's follow-up is blocked by Rossi.
43' Maicon's cross from the right forces a tipped save from Scarpi.
41' Cambiasso steals in at the near post and heads wide Zanetti's right-wing cross.
41' Genoa keeper Scarpi is booked for time-wasting.
38' Inter close to a second as Ibrahimovic rifles his long-range free kick just over.
38' Milanetto is yellow-carded for a foul on Cambiasso.
34' Obinna pulls wide his low left-foot shot from 20 yards.
34' Genoa equalise through Marco Rossi, who finds the top left corner with an unstoppable right-foot shot. INTER 1-1 GENOA.
33' Crespo goes through on goal after an inch-perfect through pass from Maicon but Scarpi denies the Argentine with a smothering save.
31' Goalscorer Adriano is replaced by Ibrahimovic.
30' And there's that goal! Maxwell crosses from the left and Adriano powers his header beyond Scarpi. INTER 1-0 GENOA.
29' Applause for Adriano after a powerful run down the left.
28' Adriano controls Obinna's cross with his chest and sends an overhead kick on target. Scarpi saves.
28' José makes his second change: Cambiasso on, Jimenez off.
27' Scarpi makes a two-fisted save from Zanetti and Milanetto blocks Jimenez' follow-up as Inter go close again.
26' Toldo makes a low save from Milanetto's curling cross.
21' Play interrupted again with Obinna and Milanetto flat out after a collision.
21' Both players are back on their feet, and we're under way again.
18' We need a goal soon. It's too cold for extra time!
16' Sculli is okay to continue and play resumes.
15' Play interrupted as Sculli requires treatment after an aerial duel with Chivu.
14' Bocchetti intercepts Maicon's pass for Crespo as Inter continue to churn out openings against ten-man Genoa.
12' Maxwell's attempt from Maicon's intelligent through pass is blocked by Papastathopoulos.
10' Maicon sidesteps two opponents on the edge of the box and narrowly misses with a well struck left-foot shot.
9' Inter win their fifth corner in as many minutes as Milanetto makes a sliding block after Maxwell's left-wing cross.
8' Inter so close but Scarpi makes another vital save for Genoa. Obinna gets a dangerous cross in from the left and Adriano backheels on target but the Rossoblu keeper saves. Adriano goes for goal with a follow-up but Scarpi denies the Brazilian again.
8' Gasperini makes his final change. Olivera replaces Vanden Borre.
7' Maicon does a Maradona but is denied by the feet of Scarpi.
6' Adriano climbs highest in the box and sends a looping header just over the bar after Maicon's cross from the right.
5' Juric makes a hooked clearance from Maicon's right-wing corner.
4' Genoa make a second switch, with Criscito replacing Modesto.
3' Chivu rifles wide after Genoa clear a Jimenez corner.
2' Obinna is straight into the action with a dangerous left-wing cross. Crespo just fails to connect at the far post.
1' Genoa kick off the second half.
1' Both teams have made half-time substitutions Gasperini has brought on Greek defender Papastathopoulos for Mesto, while Mourinho has replaced Muntari with Obinna.
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15' Maxwell goes close to a fourth but Scarpi tips round the Brazilian's chip shot from Ibra's through ball.
15' The first period of extra time ends with Inter in command.
14' GOAL!!!! Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the cheekiest of goals to put us 3-1 up. With Scarpi way off his line, the Swedish ace pokes through the legs of the Genoa keeper. INTER 3-1 GENOA.
12' Ibra bursts past Juric down the right and crosses for Obinna. Milanetto intercepts.
12' Obinna is booked for a foul on Rossi.
10' Criscito fires way off target after latching on to Burdisso's clearance from Rossi's cross.
10' GOAL!!!! Esteban Cambiasso crashes home from close range after Scarpi fails to hold Ibrahimovic's thunderbolt shot.
8' Ferrari blocks Cambiasso's effort from Maxwell's cross.
5' Crespo narrowly misses the target as Scarpi tips over the Argentine's angled shot from Ibra's through ball.
5' Cambiasso misses by a matter of inches with his low shot from Obinna's pull-back. Crespo just fails to divert Cuchu's effort at the back post.
4' Ibrahimovic's low shot is parried by Scarpi.
2' Obinna's cross from the left spins off Milanetto and ends up in the arms of Scarpi.
1' Inter kick off the first period of extra time.
Minute Text commentary
15' Chivu makes a headed clearance from Juric's right-wing free kick.
15' Full time. Inter beat Genoa 3-1 after extra time and will face Roma in next week's quarter-final. See you on Sunday for the all-Nerazzurri derby against Atalanta in Bergamo.
14' Francesco Toldo makes a diving save from Olivera's curling free kick.
13' Ibrahimovic has a shot saved by Scarpi.
11' Cristian Chivu fires over the bar from 25 yards.
6' Scarpi gets down to save Ibrahimovic's low 25-yard strike.
1' Genoa get the second period of extra time under way.
Average rating 6.9
0 shots on target 0
0 shots off target 0
0 fouls committed 0
0 corners 0
2 offsides 2
00 ball possession 00
Mourinho v Gasperini

Last October's Serie A clash in Milan is the only previous meeting between the two coaches.

2008/09 Serie A Inter-Genoa 0-0 ----

Mourinho v Genoa

October's Serie A Week 8 clash at the Meazza is the only previous meeting between Inter boss Mourinho and Genoa.

2008/09 Serie A Inter-Genoa 0-0 ----

Gasperini v Inter

Genoa coach Gasperini has faced Inter on three previous occasions, drawing 2 matches and losing 1.

2007/08 Serie A Genoa-Inter 1-1 1-4
2008/09 Serie A Genoa-Inter ---- 0-0

Disciplinary info

Cautioned: -
Disqualified: Cruz, Materazzi.

Cautioned: -
Disqualified: -

Inter unbeaten at home in cup for over six years

Inter's 2-1 Coppa Italia round of sixteen return leg loss to Bari on 12 December 2002 was their last home defeat in the competition. In their 18 cup games at home since that date, the Nerazzurri have won 13 games and drawn 5.

Nerazzurri goalless in one of last 9 cup games

Inter have failed to score in just one of their last 9 domestic cup matches: last season's 0-0 home draw against Lazio in the semi-final first leg on 16 April 2008. The Nerazzurri have scored 19 goals in the other 8 games.

Fourteen-match unbeaten run at home in Italian competitions

Inter haven't lost a home fixture in a domestic competition since their 2-1 home defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008. The Nerazzurri have since played 14 Serie A, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup matches, winning 9 and drawing 5.

No Genoa draw in cup since 2004

Genoa's 3-3 home draw with Torino on 29 August 2004 was their last stalemate in the Coppa Italia. In the 10 matches played since that date, the Rossoblu have collected 6 wins and 4 defeats.

One Genoa defeat in last 14 games

Genoa have lost just one of their last 14 competitive matches (1-4 home defeat to Juventus on 13 November 2008), winning 8 and drawing 5 of the other 13. The Rossoblu have failed to score in just one of these 14 games (0-0 at Inter on 26 October 2008), scoring 23 goals in the other 13.

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

MILAN - Inter beat ten-man Genoa 3-1 after extra time to set up a Tim Cup quarter-final with Roma.

Adriano capped an encouraging performance with the opening goal on 74 minutes but Genoa captain Marco Rossi grabbed a quick equaliser, forcing the onset of extra time.

Esteban Cambiasso and Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured Inter's passage through the last eight with goals in the first period of extra time.

Inter made a roaring start and Luis Jimenez made the Nerazzurri's intentions clear with a crisp shot that flew just wide.

Crespo had a handful of early chances, sending an angled shot wide with just Scarpi to beat, before heading over Maicon's cross.

Genoa could have taken the lead on 16 minutes when Vanden Borre rounded Toldo and went through on goal after an error by Samuel, but Muntari got back brilliantly to tackle the Belgian.

Adriano wasted an even better opportunity three minutes later, seeing his penalty saved by Scarpi after a foul which resulted in the sending-off of Rossoblu defender Biava.

It was one-way traffic for the rest of the half, with Adriano going closest with a header from Maxwell's cross.

Both tacticians shuffled their packs at the break, with Gasperini bringing on Greek defender Papastathopoulos for Mesto and Mourinho replacing Muntari with Obinna. 

Genoa made a surprising second switch just minutes later, with Criscito on in place of Modesto.

Despite the man advantage Inter appeared less commanding for a short period, prompting Mourinho to bring on Cambiasso for Jimenez after Adriano saw his backheeled shot from Obinna's cross saved by Scarpi.

Adriano warmed up for his goal with an overhead kick from another Obinna cross, before putting the Nerazzurri in front with a well taken header from Maxwell's left-wing centre.

Genoa equalised within four minutes when Marco Rossi found the top left corner with an unstoppable right-foot shot.

Inevitably, Gasperini's ten men ran out of steam in extra time and Cambiasso made it 2-1 five minutes into the first period, stealing in to crash home after Scarpi failed to hold Ibrahimovic's thunderbolt.

The Swede made the result safe with the cheekiest of goals four minutes later, poking between the legs of Scarpi.

Inter 1-1 Genoa (HT: 0-0, AET 3-1)

Scorers: Adriano 76, Rossi 79, Cambiasso 100, Ibrahimovic 104.

Inter: 1 Toldo; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 26 Chivu, 20 Muntari (21 Obinna 46); 11 Jimenez (19 Cambiasso 73); 18 Crespo, 10 Adriano (8 Ibrahimovic 76).
Subs not used: 22 Orlandoni, 33 Mancini, 39 Santon, 77 Quaresma.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Genoa: 73 Scarpi; 25 Biava, 13 Ferrari, 26 Bocchetti, 23 Modesto (4 Criscito 49); 7 Rossi, 77 Milanetto, 28 Juric; 68 Vanden Borre (11 Olivera 53), 14 Sculli, 20 Mesto (15 Papastathopoulos 46).
Subs not used: 1 Lamanna, 16 Cofie, 17 Jankovic, 31 El Shaarawi.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini.

Referee: Gabriele Gava (Conegliano Veneto).

Booked: Juric 27, Muntari 34, Milanetto 83, Scarpi 86, Obinna 102.
Sent off: Biava 20.

starting lineups

Toldo 1 Scarpi
Maicon 13 Biava
Burdisso 16 Ferrari
Samuel 25 Bocchetti
Maxwell 6 Modesto
Zanetti 4 Rossi
Chivu 26 Milanetto
Muntari 20 Juric
Jimenez 11 Vanden Borre
Crespo 18 Sculli
Adriano 10 Mesto


Julio Cesar 12 Lamanna
Ibrahimovic 8 Criscito
Cambiasso 19 Olivera
Obinna 21 Papastathopoulos
Mancini 33 Cofie
Santon 39 Jankovic
Quaresma 77 El Shaarawi