Final score

13 September 2009 15:00

43' (2nd half) Milito
26' (2nd half) Eto'o
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Calcagno, Ayroldi / Fourth official: Peruzzo
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47' Half time. Inter 0-0 Parma.
45' Two minutes of additional time.
44' Lucio climbs high in the Parma box but Galloppa is first to Sneijder's outswinging cross from the right corner flag.
41' Booking number three. Thiago Motta is yellow-carded after a foul from behind on Zaccardo.
39' Inter are straight back into the Gialloblu half. Zanetti tests Mirante with a powerful drive.
38' Parma attack back after a period of Inter pressure. Morrone gets into our box and fires a diagonal shot straight at Julio Cesar.
36' Wesley Sneijder fires high and wide after latching on to Milito's square pass.
35' Sneijder's outswinging free kick from the right sails over the heads of Lucio an Samuel. Parma's Zenoni lets the ball roll out for a defending throw.
28' Good news. Maicon is okay to continue.
27' Thiago Motta's curling free kick hits the Parma wall. The Gialloblu clear as far as Santon who scythes his speculative long-range shot high and wide.
26' The Brazilian is stretchered off. Let's hope he's okay.
25' Back in the Parma box, Eto'o looks for the far corner from a tight angle. His effort is waward.
25' We win a free kick just outside Parma's penalty box but Maicon requires medical attention after taking a knock to his ankle.
24' Mariga pounces on a loose ball just outside our box and cannons his shot into the Curva Nord. A chance wasted.
21' Maicon's strong shot from inside the area hits Panucci where it hurts. Seconds later Sneijder delivers a cross from the right. Mirante makes a punched clearance.
19' Zanetti storms down the right channel, holds off a challenge from Galloppa and plays wide to Milito. The flag goes up for offside, but a quick look at the replay on our monitor shows that the Argentine forward was level.
17' Biabiany twists and turns on the left edge of our box and plays a no-look pass into space, but Parma captain Morrone hasn't read the move.
14' Another booking. Galloppa sees yellow for his centre-circle foul on Milito.
11' A chance for Sneijder. Eto'o's deflected cross from the left arrives at the feet of Wesley, who severely tests Mirante with his half-volley. Moments later, Thiago Motta comes close with a header.
9' Patrick Vieira is booked for a late challenge on Inter youth academy product Jonathan Biabiany. A bit harsh, that decision.
8' Free kick to Inter about 30 metres from goal. Sneijder's inswinger is cleared.
7' Eto'o has a right-footed shot blocked by the Parma defence after a defence-splitting dummy by Sneijder.
6' Inter attack back. Vieira sweeps wide to Sneijder and the Dutchman swings in a cross. The Parma defence makes a headed clearance.
5' Mariga's shot from distance takes a deflection, forcing Julio Cesar to concede an attacking throw.
1' The long hot summer has spilled over into September. It's 27 degrees here in Milan!
1' The Serie A championship has restarted this weekend and the Nerazzurri will be looking for a repeat of that fantastic 4-0 drubbing of AC Milan in this afternoon's visit of newly promoted Parma.
1' José Mourinho makes two changes to his derby-winning team. Santon comes in for Chivu at left-back while Vieira replaces Stankovic in midfield. The Frenchman will play on the right, with captain Zanetti switching to a central midfield role.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 39 Santon; 14 Vieira, 4 Zanetti, 8 Thiago Motta; 10 Sneijder; 9 Eto'o, 22 Milito.<br> Subs: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 7 Quaresma, 11 Muntari, 15 Krhin, 18 Suazo, 45 Balotelli.
1' Parma: 83 Mirante; 19 Zenoni, 24 Paci, 2 Panucci, 6 Lucarelli; 5 Zaccardo, 17 Mariga, 4 Morrone, 14 Galloppa; 20 Biabiany, 43 Paloschi.<br> Subs: 1 Pavarini, 7 Castellini, 9 Lanzafame, 10 Dzemaili, 15 Dellafiore, 23 Amoruso, 86 Boijnov.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!!
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49' Bojinov looks for Panucci with an outswinging free kick from the right. Julio Cesar beats the veteran defender to the ball.
49' Full time. Inter beat Parma 2-0 with goals from Eto'o and Milito.
47' Balotelli has a great chance to make extra sure of the points but Mirante smothers the ball to deny the 19-year-old.
46' Eto'o wants another and he goes close with a low shot from 20 yards.
45' Four minutes of overtime.
43' It's not over yet and Parma come looking for an equaliser as Mariga's 20-yard shot is deflected out for a corner.
43' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! IT IS NOW! Diego Milito! Il Principe controls Balotelli's cross from the right and tucks home with the outside of his foot. INTER 2-0 PARMA.
42' Balotelli takes the ball into the box and after a couple of stepovers fires a shot straight at Mirante.
35' Balotelli gets a shot on target. Mirante gets down low to his right and says no to the Inter forward.
35' Guidolin brings on Bulgarian striker Valeri Bojinov for Alberto Paloschi.
33' Rene Krhin replaces Wesley Sneijder. It's the Slovenian youngster's competitive debut for Inter.
32' Balotelli loses two opponents for dead with a stunning piece of skill and crosses to Milito, who heads over the bar.
31' Parma bring on Nicola Amoruso for Cristian Zaccardo.
28' Sneijder lifts over the bar from Balotelli's pull-back as Inter come close to a quick second.
27' Eto'o is booked for removing his shirt during his goal celebration.
26' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!! Samuel Eto'o receives short pass from Balotelli and turns his marker before sending the sweetest of shots into the top right corner. INTER 1-0 PARMA.
25' Sulley Muntari comes on for Patrick Vieira.
25' Mirante saves Sneijder's curling cross-shot from the left.
24' Zaccardo sends wide a back-post header from Lanzafame's corner.
22' Mirante smothers the ball as Milito looks to get a touch to Lucio's back-post header from Maicon's right-wing cross.
21' Another long run by Biabiany. This time, he gets past every player before lifting over Julio Cesar from a tight angle. Luckily for us, his effort is wide.
19' Sneijder's shot from a 25-yard free kick hits the Parma wall.
16' Back at the other end, Sneijder mis-times his volley from Eto'o's low right-wing cross.
15' Santon wins the ball of Biabiany in his own box after a long run by the Parma forward.
13' A chance for Sneijder. The Dutchman's low effort from 20 yards is saved by Mirante.
11' Milito is dispossessed in the box after trying to take Santon's through ball past two opponents.
10' Guidolin makes his first change. Off comes Galloppa and on comes Lanzafame.
9' It's eleven versus eleven again as Maicon returns to the pitch and tries to shake off an ankle knock.
7' Inter temporarily down to ten men as Maicon - in the wars again - receives medical attention on the touchline after an aerial duel.
5' SuperMario Balotelli. The young Italian forward pumps upfield to Milito and sees his shot blocked by Mirante after sprinting to meet the return ball. Seconds later, Mario fires over the bar from close range.
1' Parma kick off the second half.
1' Inter have replaced Thiago Motta with Mario Balotelli.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.14
10 shots on target 1
9 shots off target 5
14 fouls committed 18
4 corners 5
3 offsides 2
00 ball possession 39:00
Mourinho v Parma / Guidolin

Inter boss José Mourinho faces Parma and their coach Francesco Guidolin for the first time in his career.

Guidolin v Inter

In 23 meetings with Inter, Francesco Guidolin has led teams to 4 victories, 5 draws and 14 defeats. Bologna's 2-1 home win in Serie A on 10 February 2002 was his last victory against the Nerazzurri. The current Parma boss has managed only one clean sheet in away games - on 3 May 1997 when his Vicenza team won 1-0. His teams have let in a total of 17 goals in the other 11 matches against Inter in Milan.

1995/96 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-1 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-1 1-0
1997/98 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-3 1-2
1998/99 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-1 3-1
1999/00 Coppa Italia Bologna-Inter 1-3 1-2
1999/00 Serie A Bologna-Inter 3-0 1-1
2000/01 Serie A Bologna-Inter 0-3 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-1 0-1
2002/03 Serie A Bologna-Inter 1-2 0-2
2004/05 Serie A Palermo-Inter 0-2 1-1
2006/07 Serie A Palermo-Inter 1-2 2-2
2007/08 Serie A Palermo-Inter ---- 1-2

Inter: only one defeat in last 32 home matches

Italian champions Inter have lost just one of their last 32 home games (a 1-0 defeat to Panathinaikos on 26 November 2008), winning 20 and drawing 11 of the other 31.

Inter: one KO in last 42 home Serie A fixtures

Inter have lost just one of their last 41 home Serie A matches (a 2-1 defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008), winning 32 and drawing 9 of the other 40. The Nerazzurri have failed to score in just one of their last 77 league games at home (a 0-0 draw with Genoa on 26 October 2008), scoring 168 goals in the other 76 matches.

Mancini & goals against Parma

Amantino Mancini has scored more against Inter, Palermo, Torino and Parma than any other team in Italy, with five goals against each of these four clubs. The Brazilian has scored a total of 60 goals in competitive matches for Italian clubs.

Mixed fortunes in last meeting between Inter and Parma

In a dramatic top versus bottom encounter on the last day of the 2007/08 Serie A season on 18 May 2008, Inter beat Parma 2-0 to secure their 16th league title. That defeat was fatal to the Gialloblu, who suffered their first ever relegation to Serie B.

Guidolin's teams on fire in September

According to the stats, Francesco Guidolin's teams always do well in September. He has a points per match average of 1.79 for the ninth month of the year (25 wins, 13 draws and 11 defeats from 49 games).

Parma unbeaten, on target in last ten

The Gialloblu are unbeaten on the road since 6 February 2009, when they lost 2-0 to Ancona. In their 10 away games since that defeat, Parma have collected 4 wins and 6 draws (five out of last five), scoring in every match for a total of 24 goals.

Dellafiore set for 100th appearance

If he plays against Inter in Serie A Week 3, ex-Nerazzurri defender Pablo Hernan Dellafiore will complete a century of appearances since turning professional. The Argentine, who made his competitive debut in Inter's 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht on 7 December 2004, has played 75 times in Serie A, 13 in Serie C1, 6 in Coppa Italia and 5 in European competitions. Besides Inter and Parma, he has also played for Spezia, Treviso, Palermo and Torino.

Watch out for Panucci

Another ex-Inter player, Cristian Panucci, has scored 4 goals in games against the Nerazzurri. The veteran defender, who has netted 47 goals for Italian clubs, has also scored 4 against Piacenza and Sampdoria.

wins(15) draws(10) defeats(2)

MILAN - Samuel Eto'o scored a second-half stunner and his strike partner Diego Milito added a cheeky goal as Inter saw off a gritty Parma at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The Cameroonian striker's goal - straight out of the top drawer - came at just the right time, with frustration setting in after seventy goalless minutes.

Two minutes short of the ninety, Il Principe tucked home Balotelli's cross to make sure of the points.

Chivu and Stankovic returned from international duty with the flu, forcing José Mourinho to make two changes to the team that beat AC Milan 4-0 a fortnight ago. Santon slotted in at left-back while Vieira patrolled the right side of midfield with Zanetti filling the central role.

Eleven minutes into the match Inter had two quick chances to take the lead. Sneijder latched on to Eto'o's deflected cross and saw his snapshot parried by Mirante. Thiago Motta failed to find the target with his header from the resulting corner.

Parma's only meaningful chance of the opening forty-five fell to their captain Morrone, who wriggled into the box before sending a diagonal shot straight at Julio Cesar. Inter launched a fast counter-attack and Mirante kept out a fierce drive from Zanetti.

A goalless first half called for a change in formation and Mourinho threw on Balotelli in place of Thiago Motta. The nineteen-year-old Italian made an immediate impact as the Nerazzurri looked more dangerous coming forward.

Parma, though, were always a threat and Inter youth academy product Jonathan Biabiany made two teasing runs, pulling his shot wide after the second.

The breakthrough came in the 71st minute when Eto'o received from Balotelli and turned Lanzafame to create space to curl his brilliant shot beyond Mirante and into the top right corner.

Rene Krhin came on for Sneijder in the 78th minute and celebrated his competitive debut for Inter ten later when Milito controlled Balotelli's right-wing cross in the box and fired past Mirante with the outside of his right foot.

Inter 2-0 Parma (HT: 0-0)

Scorers: Eto'o 71, Milito 88.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 39 Santon; 14 Vieira (11 Muntari 70), 4 Zanetti, 8 Thiago Motta (45 Balotelli 46); 10 Sneijder (15 Krhin 78); 9 Eto'o, 22 Milito.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 7 Quaresma, 18 Suazo.
Coach: José Mourinho.

Parma: 83 Mirante; 19 Zenoni, 24 Paci, 2 Panucci, 6 Lucarelli; 5 Zaccardo (23 Amoruso 76), 17 Mariga, 4 Morrone, 14 Galloppa (9 Lanzafame 55); 20 Biabiany, 43 Paloschi (86 Boijnov 80).
Subs not used: 1 Pavarini, 7 Castellini, 10 Dzemaili, 15 Dellafiore.
Coach: Francesco Guidolin.

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Turin).

Booked: Vieira 9, Galloppa 14, Thiago Motta 41, Eto'o 72.

Att.: 51,232.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Mirante
Maicon 13 Zenoni
Lucio 6 Paci
Samuel 25 Panucci
Santon 39 Lucarelli
Vieira 14 Zaccardo
Zanetti 4 Mariga
Motta 8 Morrone
Sneijder 10 Galloppa
Eto'o 9 Biabany
Milito 22 Paloschi


Toldo 1 Pavarini
Cordoba 2 Castellini
Quaresma 7 Lanzafame
Muntari 11 Dzemaili
Krhin 15 Dellafiore
Suazo 18 Amoruso
Balotelli 45 Bojinov