Final score

17 May 2009 20:30

31' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic
8' (2nd half) Balotelli
44' Cambiasso
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Franzi, Di Fiore / Fourth official: Peruzzo
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46' Half time. Italian champions Inter lead Siena by a goal to nil.
45' GOAL!!!!!! Mario Balotelli's inswinging free kick is punched clear by Curci. Stankovic's follow-up shot is blocked by the Siena keeper and Esteban Cambiasso is on hand to stab home. INTER 1-0 SIENA.
45' One minute of overtime.
44' Figo goes down under a challenge from Figo after receiving from Balotelli down the left. Free kick.
43' Cristian Chivu hooks clear a Siena corner.
39' Del Grosso trips Ibrahimovic on the right wing. Free kick.
36' Julio Cesar is quick off his line to beat Calaiò to Galloppa's through pass.
32' Zanetti goes on one of his storming runs down the middle and is hacked down from behind by Codrea. Incredibly, no free kick is given.
30' Free kick to Inter in a central position 25 yards from goal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's effort hits the black and white wall.
29' Another chance for the Nerazzurri. Figo floats a left-wing cross over to Ibrahimovic who nods it down into the path of Stankovic. The Serbian's volley is blocked.
27' Inter's best chance of the match so far falls to Balotelli who shoots over from close range. But had it gone in, it wouldn't have counted anyway as the linesman flagged for offside.
26' Muntari plays in Stankovic with an intelligent low pass but Brandao intercepts the Serbian and plays to safety.
23' Ibrahimovic collects the ball on the left angle of the Siena area and bursts past an opponent before testing Curci with a diagonal drive. The Siena keeper makes a tipped clearance from the resulting corner kick.
21' Another chance for Siena as Galloppa volleys into the arms of JC.
18' Ficagna whips in a cross from the right. No problem for Julio Cesar.
17' Calaiò turns on to a pass from Vergassola and blazes over the bar from 20 yards.
16' Balotelli overfloats his cross into the box for Ibrahimovic.
14' Galloppa runs down the left and looks for a way past Chivu but the Romania captain times his tackle to perfection.
14' Inter hit Siena on the break and Ibra slips between two opponents with a lovely piece of skill before crossing into the area, but there's no team-mate on hand.
13' Great play by Balotelli. The 18-year-old shows sublime ball control as he brings down Cambiasso's lofted pass before winning us a corner.
11' Ibra collects a Muntari pass and gallops towards the edge of the Siena area but loses control of the ball.
7' Ibrahimovic one-twos with Balotelli and shoots from an acute angle. Curci saves.
6' Inter attack down the right. Figo serves Ibrahimovic who swings in a low cross. Siena block.
3' Bianconeri close again through Calaiò, whose shot from inside the box is tipped over by JC.
2' Siena's Codrea sends a header over Julio Cesar's crossbar.
1' We won the Scudetto last night without kicking a ball. And after yesterday's celebrations up at the training ground in Appiano Gentile and then in Piazza Duomo in Milan, we're ready to continue the party well into the night after this evening's match.
1' There's a carnival atmosphere at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza as the fans flow in ahead of kick-off. The Curva Nord has organised a pre-match choreography that will involve the whole stadium. And after the final whistle we're in for a fireworks spectacular.
1' The noise is deafening as we await the entrance of the players for the warm-up. The whole stadium is chanting: 'Siamo noi, siamo noi, i campioni dell'Italia siamo noi'.
1' The 17th Scudetto celebrations don't end today. The Serie A trophy (our fourth in as many seasons) will be presented to captain Zanetti and the Nerazzurri in our last match of the season at home to Atalanta on 31 May.
1' On behalf of the club, the stadium's speaker remembers FC Internazionale's official photographer Enrico Liverani, who died on Wednesday. Captain Zanetti places a bouquet of flowers where Enrico carried out his work.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 4 Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari; 7 Figo; 8 Ibrahimovic, 45 Balotelli.<br> Subs: 22 Orlandoni, 11 Jimenez, 14 Vieira, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 33 Mancini, 39 Santon.
1' Siena: 85 Curci; 20 Ficagna, 90 Portanova, 15 Brandao, 30 Del Grosso; 8 Vergassola, 5 Codrea, 14 Galloppa; 10 Kharja; 11 Calaiò, 18 Ghezzal.<br> Subs: 46 Manitta, 13 Rossettini, 17 Amoruso, 21 Rossi, 23 Jarolim, 32 Maccarone, 35 Coppola.
1' We're minutes away from kick-off as the speaker gets the whole stadium singing the Nerazzurri's anthem Pazza Inter.
1' The Nerazzurri come on the pitch parading a huge flag with the black and blue colours of Inter and the number 17 in the middle. The 80,000-fan crowd approves.
1' Siena kick off. FORZA CAMPIONI!!!!
1' The Nerazzurri's first touch of the ball is greeted by a chorus of 'chi non salta rossonero è'.
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45' Full time. Italian champions Inter beat Siena 3-0. Let the Scudetto celebrations continue!
44' Curci saves Ibrahimovic's 25-yard free kick.
39' The Swede's effort hits the Siena wall.
38' Free kick to Inter in Zlatan Ibrahimovic territory.
37' Zanetti goes for goal but his right-foot shot ricochets off Sulley Muntari.
35' Applause for Paolo Orlandoni, who pulls off a terrific tipped save to keep out Ghezzal's long-range shot.
33' Inter make their final substitution. Paolo Orlandoni comes on for Julio Cesar. It's the Italian goalkeeper's first appearance this season, and first in Serie A for Inter.
31' GOAL!!!!! A roar goes up as Ibrahimovic receives in the Siena box and rifles home through Curci's legs. Goal number 22 of the Serie A season for Zlatan. INTER 3-0 SIENA.
30' Substitution number two for Inter. Mancini comes on for Mario Balotelli.
30' Siena hit the woodwork again as Coppola's long-range effort comes off the post.
30' Julio Cesar makes a brilliant diving save to deny Galloppa.
29' Vergassola looks for Calaiò in the box by Ivan Cordoba has read the move and the Colombian heads to safety.
27' Balotelli turns on the style, dribbling three Siena players on the right wing.
22' Ficagna gets a cross in from the right. It is blocked by the ever alert Walter Samuel.
22' Jump up José, jump up. The Meazza roars as José jumps with the crowd.
19' With an outstretched leg, Stankovic blocks Galloppa's cross and concedes a corner.
18' José Mourinho makes his first change. Davide Santon replaces Luis Figo.
14' At the other end JC keeps out a half-volley from Galloppa.
13' Ibra, who is strolling around the field, has a shot on the turn saved by Curci.
11' The crowd is chanting Ibrahimovic's name and for the moment the Inter number eight is gritting his teeth.
9' Calaiò heads against the post with Julio Cesar stranded as Siena look to reduce the arrears.
8' Ibrahimovic appears to have suffered an injury. Now, will Marco Materazzi come on for the Swedish striker and play at centre-forward, as Mourinho hinted in yesterday's press conference?
7' GOAL!!!!!! Inter hit Siena on the break and double their lead through Mario Balotelli, who collects Figo's long pass upfield and rounds Curci before tucking home with the outside of his right foot. INTER 2-0 SIENA.
4' Vergassola beats Stankovic to Figo's cross from the right flank.
1' Inter get the second half under way.
1' Siena have brought on Manuel Coppola for Paul Codrea and Lukas Jarolim for Houssine Kharja.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 8.71
7 shots on target 6
0 shots off target 6
12 fouls committed 10
3 corners 9
7 offsides 2
30:07 ball possession 24:06
Mourinho v Siena / Giampaolo

Inter's win at the Artemio Franchi earlier in the season is José Mourinho's only previous meeting with Siena and their coach Marco Giampaolo.

2008/09 Serie A Inter-Siena ---- 2-1

Giampaolo v Inter

Current Siena boss Marco Giampaolo has never won a match against Inter, with a draw and a defeat from two games.

2006/07 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 1-1 ----
2008/09 Serie A Siena-Inter 1-2 ----

Disciplinary info

Cautioned: Julio Cesar, Vieira, Zanetti.
Disqualified: Cruz.

Cautioned: Brandao, Calaiò, Codrea, Coppola, Kharja, Maccarone, Portanova.
Disqualified: -

One Inter home defeat in last 29 outings

Inter have lost only one of their last 29 matches at home (Inter 0-1 Panathinaikos in the Champions League on 26 November 2008), collecting 18 wins and 10 draws from the other 28 games.

Inter: over 13 months without home defeat in national competitions

Inter haven't lost a home game in an Italian competition since their 2-1 defeat to Juventus in Serie A on 22 March 2008. The Nerazzurri have since played 25 league, cup and super cup matches at home, winning 17 and drawing 8.

Inter: one defeat in last 39 Serie A home games

Inter have lost only one of their last 39 Serie matches at home (Inter 1-2 Juventus on 22 March 2008), winning 30 and drawing 8 of the other 38. The Nerazzurri have failed to score in only one of their last 74 home games in the Italian top flight (Inter 0-0 Genoa on 26 October 2008), scoring 160 in the other 73.

Ibra's magic season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most decisive player in the 2008/09 Serie A championship. His goals have earned Inter 27 of their 78 points. With 21 Serie A goals so far this season, the Swede has bettered his previous record of goals in one league season: 19 in 2004/05 (3 for Ajax and 16 for Juventus). Ibrahimovic's previous personal best in one league season was 17 goals with Inter in 2007/08. With 11 goals to his name since the turn of the new year, Zlatan is Serie A's joint leading scorer in 2009 along with AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi.

Materazzi, Vieira and goals against Siena

Marco Materazzi and Patrick Vieira have scored more goals against Siena than any other Italian club. The defender has scored 4 goals against the Tuscan Bianconeri out of a total of 50. Vieira, who has scored 13 goals in Italian competitions, has netted twice againts Siena, Palermo and Roma.

Siena's record-breaking season

Siena have already set two new club records in this season's Serie A championship. With 12 victories from 35 games, the Tuscany outfit have bettered their previous best of 9 victories in each of the last four seasons (2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08). And with 12 wins from 17 away games, Siena have also improved on their previous record of 10 away wins in their debut top-flight season in 2003/04.

Siena's good behaviour

Siena are the best behaved team in the 2008/09 Serie A championship, with fewer yellow cards (61) than any other side and only one player sent off (Maccarone on the opening day of the season).

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

MILAN - Inter celebrated their fourth consecutive Serie A title in perfect fashion with a victory over Siena in front of 74,000 jubilant fans at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The Nerazzurri might have had a sleepless night after last night's 17th Scudetto festivities, but there was no evidence of match weariness as José Mourinho's men brushed aside Siena with a hat-trick of goals.

Esteban Cambiasso popped up at the end of the first half to stab home after Siena goalkeeper Curci blocked Stankovic's long-range follow-up.

Inter doubled their lead seven minutes after the break when Mario Balotelli rounded Curci and slotted into an open net with the outside of his right foot after latching on to Figo's long-range pass.

Siena's Calaiò headed against the upright with Julio Cesar stranded as the Bianconeri went close to reducing the deficit, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed a comforable victory with less than fifteen minutes left to play, collecting Mancini's assist and rifling a low shot through Curci's legs.

To their credit, Giampaolo's men kept fighting and Julio Cesar made a brilliant diving save to deny Galloppa, before Coppola saw a long-range effort come back off the post.

Mourinho introduced Paolo Orlandoni for Julio Cesar in the final stages and the Italian goalkeeper picked up where the Brazilian left off, making a fine tipped save from Ghezzal to celebrate his Serie A debut for Inter with a clean sheet.

Inter 3-0 Siena (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Cambiasso 45, Balotelli 52, Ibrahimovic 76.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar (22 Orlandoni 78); 4 Zanetti, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Muntari; 7 Figo (39 Santon 63); 8 Ibrahimovic, 45 Balotelli (33 Mancini 75).
Subs not used: 11 Jimenez, 14 Vieira, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Siena: 85 Curci; 20 Ficagna, 90 Portanova, 15 Brandao, 30 Del Grosso; 8 Vergassola, 5 Codrea (35 Coppola 46), 14 Galloppa; 10 Kharja (23 Jarolim 46); 11 Calaiò, 18 Ghezzal.
Subs not used: 46 Manitta, 13 Rossettini, 17 Amoruso, 21 Rossi, 32 Maccarone.
Coach: Marco Giampaolo.

Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Genoa).

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Curci
Zanetti 4 Ficagna
Cordoba 2 Portanova
Samuel 25 Brandao
Chivu 26 Del Grosso
Stankovic 5 Vergassola
Cambiasso 19 Codrea
Muntari 20 Galloppa
Figo 7 Kharja
Ibrahimovic 8 Calaiò
Balotelli 45 Ghezzal


Orlandoni 22 Manitta
Jimenez 11 Rossettini
Vieira 14 Amorozo
Burdisso 16 Rossi
Materazzi 23 Jarolim
Mancini 33 Maccarone
Santon 39 Coppola