Final score

10 February 2010 20:45

10' (2nd half) Bojinov
14' (2nd half) Balotelli
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Copelli, Di Liberatore / Fourth official: Mazzoleni
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45' Half time. Parma 0-0 Inter.
43' Maicon crosses for Milito and Eto'o but the ball eventually lands at the feet of Pandev who tests Mirante with another low shot from the edge.
40' Zaccardo gets in at the near post to backheel wide his shot from a Parma corner.
37' Castellini looks for Bojinovc with a looping cross to the edge of our box. Marco Materazzi heads away.
37' Inter launch a counter and Parma captain Morrone gets a yellow card for tripping Pandev.
36' Lucio does better from another long-range free kick. His low effort is through the ball but too central, allowing Mirante to make a comfortable save.
34' Zaccardo blocks a shot from Milito.
33' Thiago Motta plays in Milito with an inch-perfect pass, but Mirante narrows the angle and thwarts the Argentine. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
31' Biabiany races past Zanetti down the left and crosses over to the far side. There's no Parma team-mate on hand to apply the final touch.
29' Inter win a free kick 35 metres from goal. Lucio steps up and blasts his effort high and wide.
26' Cambiasso looks for Lucio with his curling cross from a free kick. Castellini beats the Brazilian to the ball and heads behind for a corner.
25' Julio Cesar moves off his line quickly to beat Bojinov to an inviting ball into the area.
21' Inter close to an opener. Cambiasso swings in a cross from the right and Thiago Motta heads on target. Mirante makes a terrific save.
19' Pandev is yellow-carded for a tactical foul on Biabiany as Parma look for openings down the left.
18' Mourinho's men come back at Parma and win a corner. Maicon's cross from the flag is blocked and cleared by Biabiany.
17' Another free kick to the visitors, just outside the left edge of our box. Jimenez' low shot is blocked by Cordoba.
16' Parma win a free kick after a Materazzi foul on Bojinov. Jimenez' 35-yard effort is blocked by the wall.
11' Inter launch a counter after a Parma attack and Eto'o blazes wide after linking up with Milito.
10' Another shot from Pandev, this time after a strong run by Zanetti. Valiani blocks.
9' Maicon gallops down the right, getting past two opponents before hoofing his deep cross-shot over the bar.
6' Goran Pandev pounces on a loose ball on the edge of the box and hits a low shot at Mirante.
4' Parma's Bulgarian striker Bojinov gets a shot in from just outside our area. Julio Cesar saves.
3' Materazzi steals in at the near post and powers wide his header from Cambiasso's corner kick.
2' Early chance for Inter. Pandev combines swiftly with Eto'o and crashes a fierce left-foot shot on target. Mirante parries behind for a corner.
1' No Inter fan can forget our last trip to the Stadio Tardini, but for those who have it was on Sunday 18 May 2008 when Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from injury to score twice and wrap up our 16th Scudetto.
1' There's no I in team now though. The Nerazzurri are a more complete unit this season, thanks also to some shrewd moves on the transfer market. We're dominating our Serie A opponents, playing better football, and the goals are coming from all over (48 of them in 22 league games).
1' Inter go into tonight's match, postponed from the end of last month, with an eight-point lead over Roma who leapfrogged AC Milan into second spot with a slender win in Florence on Sunday evening. That means we will open up a massive 11-point gap with victory against Parma, who are without a win in six games.
1' Tonight's match sees an early return to the Tardini for MacDonald Mariga, who completed his co-ownership switch from Parma ahead of transfer deadline at the start of last week. Luis Jimenez was loaned out to the Gialloblu as part of that deal on his return from West Ham and the Chilean attacking midfielder is in Parma's starting lineup to face his former side.
1' There are two other other ex-Inter players in the Gialloblu XI: French striker Jonathan Ludovic Biabiany and Argentine defender Paolo Hernan Dellafiore. Hernan Crespo, another former Inter player who transferred to the Emilia-Romagna side after a six-month spell at Genoa, is out injured.
1' The lineups are official. José Mourinho has revolutionised his defence, with Lucio returning from suspension, Materazzi coming in for Samuel, and Cordoba replacing Santon at left-back. There are no other changes to the team that demolished Cagliari at the weekend.
1' Parma: 83 Mirante; 5 Zaccardo, 15 Dellafiore, 6 Lucarelli; 80 Valiani, 11 Jimenez, 4 Morrone, 14 Galloppa, 7 Castellini; 86 Bojinov, 20 Biabiany.<br>&#8232;Subs: 1 Pavarini, 3 Antonelli, 8 Lunardini, 9 Lanzafame, 19 Zenoni, 43 Paloschi, 45 Galassi.<br>Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 23 Materazzi, 2 Cordoba; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta; 27 Pandev, 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o.<br>&#8232;Subs: 1 Toldo, 7 Quaresma, 15 Krhin, 17 Mariga, 25 Samuel, 39 Santon, 45 Balotelli.
1' We'll be kicking off a few minutes late as Parma keeper Mirante has been given permission to return to the dressing room to change his socks.
1' We're game on at the Tardini as Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
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50' Back at the other end Materazzi heads over Santon's cross. What a dramatic winner that would have been.
50' It's all over at the Tardini. Inter hold Parma 1-1 and move nine points clear of Roma at the top of the table.
49' Parma attack back and Luis Jimenez tries to celebrate the news that his wife is expecting triplets with a late winner, but his effort is high and wide.
47' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Biabiany's right-wing corner. Inter counter-attack. Balotelli races on goal and crosses for Pandev who touches back for Maicon. The Brazilian blasts over.
46' Maicon's floated cross is straight into the arms of Mirante.
45' Four minutes of injury time.
44' Cambiasso blocks Zaccardo's shot and makes a crucial clearance to deny the Gialloblu.
42' Cambiasso is cautioned for a foul on Biabiany.
36' Materazzi moves to centre-forward with Cambiasso dropping back to the centre of defence.
33' Materazzi hurts himself after an aerial duel. We've no more substitutions and Marco walks to the touchline to have a muscle warmer fitted to his leg before returning to battle on.
32' Mariga picks out the unmarked Balotelli with a long-range pass into the Parma box. SuperMario volleys wide.
30' Parma bring on Antonelli for Galloppa.
30' Biabiany sidesteps Materazzi on the right edge of the area and prods through to Paloschi, but the French forward's pass is too long for his Italian strike partner.
29' Balotelli's cross from the resulting free kick is blocked by Parma's two-man wall.
27' Parma down to ten men as Valiani is shown a second yellow card after a foul from behind on Lucio.
26' Pandev's cross from the right is headed away by Dellafiore. Mariga is straight onto the loose ball and the Kenyan's low shot is parried round by Mirante.
23' Mourinho makes his third change, with Mariga replacing Eto'o.
23' And Guidolin makes his first. Paloschi comes on for Bojinov.
22' Bergonzi blows for a foul by Materazzi as the Italian defender jumps at the far post to connect with Cambiasso's inswinging right-wing free kick.
20' Biabiany goes through on goal and sees his angled shot saved by Julio Cesar.
19' Valiani is booked for a foul on Santon.
17' Lucarelli clears a high cross from Maicon as Inter look for a second.
16' Eto'o is flagged offside as he fires an angled shot at Mirante.
14' GOAL!!!!! Mario Balotelli has an immediate impact as he fires home from the edge of the six-yard box after Lucio's touch from a left-wing corner. PARMA 1-1 INTER.
12' José Mourinho makes a double substitution: Mario Balotelli for Thiago Motta and Davide Santon for Ivan Cordoba.
10' GOAL. Zaccardo's shot from the resulting corner is blocked by Julio Cesar, but the ball remains in the six-yard box and Valeri Bojinov slots home from close range. PARMA 1-0 INTER.
9' Great defending by Lucio. Valiani sends a perilous ball across the face of the area and the Brazilian intercepts. Moments later Lucio makes a last-ditch headed clearance from Valiani's high right-wing cross.
7' Free kick to Inter on the right flank. Maicon's outswinging cross is punched away by Mirante.
5' Jimenez skips past two and serves Valiani who whacks the ball in from the right. Bojinov's shot on the turn is blocked by Materazzi.
4' Cambiasso's dangerous deflected cross from the left is cleared by Zaccardo.
1' Parma get the second half started.
1' Materazzi beats Bojinov to Castellini's left-wing cross and heads away. Valiani latches onto the loose ball and sees his follow-up saved by Julio Cesar.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.49
4 shots on target 8
4 shots off target 6
21 fouls committed 18
5 corners 7
3 offsides 3
45 ball possession 55
Mourinho v Guidolin / Parma

Inter boss José Mourinho faces Parma and their coach Francesco Guidolin for the second time after last September's win in Milan.

2009/10 Serie A Parma-Inter ---- 0-2

Guidolin v Inter

Francesco Guidolin meets Inter for the 25th time after 4 victories, 5 draws and 15 defeats. His last win over the Nerazzurri was on 10 February 2002 when his Bologna side registered a 2-1 home victory in Serie A.

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 Serie A Bologna-Inter 3-0 1-1
1999/00 Coppa Italia Bologna-Inter 1-3 1-2
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
2009/10 Serie A Parma-Inter ---- 0-2

Inter goalless in one of last twenty-four

Inter have failed to score in only one of their last 24 matches (0-2 at Barcelona on 24 November 2009), notching 47 goals in the other 23. In Serie A, Inter have scored 60 goals in their last 27 games, failing to score only once (0-1 at Sampdoria on 26 September 2009).

Parma crisis: one point in last six games

The Gialloblu last won a Serie A game on 13 December 2009 when they beat Bologna 2-1 at home. Guidolin's team have since played six league matches, drawing one and losing five. That win against Bologna is Parma's only success in their last 9 Serie A games (three draws and five defeats from the other eight).

Crespo three away from 200th goal

Hernan Jorge Crespo is within sight of a double century of goals for Italian clubs, having scored 197 times in games for Parma, Lazio, Inter, AC Milan and Genoa. Crespo, who has scored 143 goals in Serie A, 17 in Coppa Italia, 35 in European cups and 2 in other tournaments, netted his first 'Italian' goal in Parma's 3-1 league defeat to Inter on 27 October 1996.

Three Gialloblu on fire in February

February is the most prolific month of the footballing calendar for Parma's Hernan Crespo. Nineteen of the Argentine forward's 143 Italian league goals have come in the second calendar month. The same goes for Chilean midfielder Luis Jimenez (6 out of 32) and Italian striker Davide Lanzafame (3 out of 14).

Nerazzurri unbeaten in eleven games

Inter have won 9 games and drawn 2 since their last defeat, a 2-1 reverse against Juventus in Turin on 5 December 2009.

No other partnership like Eto'o & Milito

Samuel Eto'o and Diego Milito are Serie A's most prolific strike partnership after 23 rounds of matches. The Cameroonian and Argentine forwards have earned Inter 28 points with their goals (14 points each).

wins(7) draws(6) defeats(14)

PARMA - Mario Balotelli came off the bench to fire home his eighth goal of the season and cancel out Valeri Bojinov's opener for Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

Wednesday night's 1-1 draw will be seen as two points dropped, but it's still a point gained as the Nerazzurri increase their lead at the top of Serie A to nine points.

In a repeat of his tremendous start against Cagliari, Pandev fired three warnings at Parma in the opening ten minutes, Mirante saving two of them and Valiani blocking the other.

Materazzi sent a strong header wide from Cambiasso's corner but Parma soon settled and proved a tough proposition on the counter-attack.

Bojinov brought a save from Julio Cesar early on but the better chances were Inter's and Thiago Motta saw his close-range header kept out by Mirante before splendidly setting up Milito who was thwarted by the Parma keeper.

Pandev ended the half as he started it, testing Mirante again from the 20-yard mark.

Whatever Guidolin said in his half-time pep talk, it worked as Parma made a strong start to the second period.

Valiani and Bojinov had shots blocked and Lucio defended brilliantly to keep at bay the Gialloblu, who were rewarded for their efforts ten minutes in when Bojinov slotted home from close range after Julio Cesar blocked Zaccardo's shot from a corner.

Sensing a change or two, José Mourinho replaced Thiago Motta and Cordoba with Balotelli and Santon.

SuperMario obliged with the equaliser less than two minutes after coming on. Lucio got a touch from a left-wing corner and Balotelli was in the right place at the right time to rifle past Mirante.

In a lightning-fast run Biabiany tore past Materazzi and went through on goal before seeing his angled shot blocked by Julio Cesar, while Mariga went close against his ex-team with a low shot from 20 yards after Dellafiore's loose clearance.

The good work done by Parma was undone by Valiani in the 72nd minute when he was sent off for a second yellow. Inter tried to capitalise and Balotelli volleyed wide from a tight angle after a brilliant long-range pass from Mariga.

Materazzi, playing up front in the final stages after suffering a muscle strain with all three substitutions already used, went close in time added on when he rose to head over a left-wing cross from Santon.

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

Scorers: Bojinov 55, Balotelli 59.

Parma: 83 Mirante; 5 Zaccardo, 15 Dellafiore, 6 Lucarelli; 80 Valiani, 11 Jimenez, 4 Morrone, 14 Galloppa (3 Antonelli 75), 7 Castellini; 86 Bojinov (43 Paloschi 68), 20 Biabiany.

Subs not used
: 1 Pavarini, 8 Lunardini, 9 Lanzafame, 19 Zenoni, 45 Galassi.

: Francesco Guidolin.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 23 Materazzi, 2 Cordoba (39 Santon 57); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta (45 Balotelli 57); 27 Pandev, 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o (17 Mariga 68).

Subs not used
: 1 Toldo, 7 Quaresma, 15 Krhin, 5 Samuel.

: José Mourinho.

Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Genoa).

Booked: Pandev 19, Morrone 37, Valiani 64, 72, Cambiasso 87.
Sent off
: Valiani 72.

starting lineups

Mirante 12 Julio Cesar
Zaccardo 13 Maicon
Dellafiore 6 Lucio
Lucarelli 23 Materazzi
Castellini 2 Cordoba
Valiani 4 Zanetti
Morrone 19 Cambiasso
Galloppa 8 Motta
Jimenez 27 Pandev
Bojinov 9 Eto'o
Biabiany 22 Milito


Pavarini 1 Toldo
Antonelli 25 Samuel
Lunardini 39 Santon
Lanzafame 15 Krhin
Zenoni 17 Mariga
Paloschi 7 Quaresma
Galassi 45 Balotelli