Final score

9 May 2010 15:00

7' (2nd half) Balotelli
39' Milito
34' Cambiasso
13' Mantovani o.g.
29' (2nd half) Pellissier
15' (2nd half) Granoche
11' Motta o.g.
Referee: Luca Banti / Linesmen: Ghiandai, Giordano / Fourth official: Stefanini
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Minute Text commentary
47' Half time in Milan. Inter lead Chievo 3-1. At the Olimpico it's 0-0 between Roma and Cagliari.
46' Eto'o is dispossessed by Scardina after receiving from Maicon in the area. Mantovani clears for Chievo.
45' Two minutes of injury time.
44' Jokic serves Marcolini, who fires a woeful shot way over the bar from 30 yards.
39' GOALLL!!!!!!!!! Sublime stuff from Diego Milito. Eto'o plays into the path of his strike partner, who, spotting Sorrentino slightly off his line, lobs the Chievo keeper. INTER 3-1 CHIEVO.
37' Sorrentino beats Balotelli to Maicon's whipped cross and saves.
35' GOALLLLL!!!!!! Cambiasso robs Sardo in midfield and sets up a counter-attack. Six Inter players surge forward and Maicon crosses over to the far post where Cambiasso is on hand to fire home. Brilliant work by El Cuchu. INTER 2-1 CHIEVO.
33' Another corner to Inter as Bokic intercepts Materazzi's long-range pass for Balotelli.
33' Inter close from the corner. Materazzi heads Balotelli's corner on target and Eto'o tries to direct it into the back of the net but Sorrentino blocks.
32' From the second corner Thiago Motta rises to head over Balotelli's cross.
31' Maicon frees Balotelli down the right but Jokic makes a well-timed tackle. Corner.
31' Balotelli crosses to Thiago Motta who passes back to Stankovic and the Serbian's splendid half-volley is parried by Sorrentino.
29' Chance for Chievo as Granoche outjumps Materazzi and heads Jokic's cross on target. Julio Cesar saves.
24' Sorrentino makes a comfortable save from Maicon's header, which was meant to be a pass for Balotelli.
21' Balotelli receives from Maicon but mis-kicks after taking on Frey with a nice flick in the area.
20' Granoche is flagged for offside as he controls Pellissier's through ball.
18' Jokic beats Balotelli to a long ball into the Chievo box and chests back to his keeper.
13' GOALLL!!!!!!!!!! Chievo's lead is extremely short-lived as Eto'o's shot goes in off Mantovani. INTER 1-1 CHIEVO.
13' That's two own goals in the space of sixty seconds.
12' GOAL. Chievo take a shock lead. Luciano swings in a cross and the ball goes in off Thiago Motta. INTER 0-1 CHIEVO.
11' Luca Banti blows for a foul by Samuel on Granoche. The free kick is out on the right wing.
10' Ex-Inter winger Luciano shoots over the bar from 25 yards after taking on Cambiasso.
9' Julio Cesar makes an easy catch from Marcolini's inswinging cross as the visitors win a corner.
7' On the edge of the area Thiago Motta receives from Eto'o, sidesteps an opponent and fires over the bar.
7' Mario Balotelli gets away from his marker and rifles wide. Shots galore in these opening stages.
5' Spectacular effort by Dejan Stankovic. Balotelli plays into the path of the Serbian and he lets loose a long-range shot that bounces off the top of the crossbar.
3' Eto'o frees Maicon down the right and the Brazilian gets a cross in, forcing Sorrentino into a one-handed parry.
2' Balotelli's long-range free kick sails high over the bar.
1' In 2006 it was in a coach on a mountain motorway when the news came through that Juventus had been stripped of their title. In 2007 years ago it was at the Stadio Franchi in Siena. In 2008 it was at the Stadio Tardini in Parma. In 2009 it was at the training ground after Udinese's victory over AC Milan. After four triumphs away from the Meazza, can Inter win a fifth consecutive Scudetto this afternoon and finally celebrate the title with the home fans?
1' For that to happen, we must beat Chievo and hope Roma don't win against Cagliari. We'll have the answer at approximately 16:45CET.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 4 Zanetti; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta; 9 Eto'o, 22 Milito, 45 Balotelli. &#8232;<br>Subs: 1 Toldo, 7 Quaresma, 17 Mariga, 11 Muntari, 26 Chivu, 27 Pandev, 89 Arnautovic.<br>&#8232;Coach: José Mourinho.
1' Chievo Verona: 28 Sorrentino; 20 Sardo, 21 Frey, 3 Scardina, 4 Mantovani, 17 Jokic; 10 Luciano, 16 Rigoni, 7 Marcolini; 31 Pellissier, 11 Granoche. &#8232;<br>Subs: 18 Squizzi, 9 Bentivoglio, 15 Iori, 19 Ariatti, 22 Abbruscato, 27 Moro, 83 De Paula. <br>&#8232;Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.
1' Within a booking of suspension: Balotelli, Cambiasso, Cordoba, Materazzi, Muntari, Samuel, Sneijder, Thiago Motta (Inter); Bianchi, Iori, Marcolini, Sorrentino (Chievo).
1' The teams come out and the Curva Nord displays a spectacular choreography: the Italian flag with the numbers 1908 in the middle. Up in the third tier in the Curva Sud there are about 100 Chievo fans. There are severely outnumbered. It's one hundred against about 70,000.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA RAGAZZI!!!!!!!
1' Free kick to Inter after a foul by Scardina on Maicon. It's about 35 yards out and it looks like Mario will have a go.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time in Milan. Inter beat Chievo 4-3 and stay two points clear of Roma, who beat Cagliari 2-1. The Scudetto will be decided next weekend.
47' Mourinho brings on Mariga for Milito. Needless to say, another standing ovation.
45' Three minutes more to go.
44' Banti blows for a foul by Mantovani on Milito. The free kick is on the right channel about 35 yards from goal.
44' Mantovani makes a sliding interception to deny Pandev a scoring chance from Stankovic's through ball.
40' Stankovic's driven shot from 20 yards is over Sorrentino's crossbar.
39' Totti has converted a penalty at the Olimpico and Roma are 2-1 up. Looks like we're going down to the wire.
37' Post! Sorrentino pushes away Eto'o's shot and Pandev hits the upright with his follow-up.
36' Sorrentino gets down at his right-hand post to keep out Samuel Eto'o's crisp low shot from 20 yards.
34' Roma are level at the Olimpico.
32' Milito gets on the end of a loose ball after a half-chance for Pandev and crashes his shot wide of the far post.
31' Cambiasso slaloms in the box and crosses low into the middle but Chievo clear.
30' Di Carlo brings on Luca Ariatti for Francesco Scardina.
29' GOAL. Here this time. Chievo pull another one back as Pellissier goes through on goal and slides past Julio Cesar. INTER 4-3 CHIEVO.
28' GOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!! Not here, but in Rome. Lazzari has given Cagliari the lead. Surreal atmosphere at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
25' Sardo is booked for a foul on Pandev.
23' Bentivoglio's speculative shot flies wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post.
22' A cheer rings around the stadium as the big screen tells us that Genoa have taken the lead at home to Genoa. Still 0-0 in Rome.
21' Maicon plays through to Pandev but Sorrentino robs the Macedonian.
19' Another standing ovation as Mario Balotelli is replaced by Goran Pandev.
17' Chievo bring on Elvis Abbruscato for Pablo Granoche.
16' Less than half an hour to go and it's still 0-0 in Rome.
16' And down comes the rain.
15' GOAL. Michele Marcolini's shots is diverted home by Pablo Granoche. INTER 4-2 CHIEVO.
11' Thiago Motta is given a standing ovation as he makes way for Sulley Muntari.
10' A chance for a fifth as Eto'o combines with Balotelli before seeing his placed shot saved by Sorrentino.
7' GOALLLL!!!!!! Maicon finds Balotelli with an inch-perfect long-range pass and all Mario has to do is lift it over Sorrentino. INTER 4-1 CHIEVO.
5' Maicon frees Stankovic down the right and the Serbian crosses. Chievo intercept and it's a corner.
4' Scardina makes an acrobatic interception to deny Maicon a clear scoring chance from Stankovic's lofted pass.
1' Chievo bring on Bentivoglio for Rigoni.
1' We're back under way at the Giuseppe Meazza. The temperature has dropped sharply, there's a strong breeze, and it looks like we're in for some rain.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.24
5 shots on target 3
7 shots off target 5
9 fouls committed 12
5 corners 1
0 offsides 1
69% ball possession 31%
Mourinho v Chievo / Di Carlo

José Mourinho is unbeaten against Chievo and their coach Domenico Di Carlo, with 2 victories and a draw from 3 meetings with the Verona outfit. Mourinho's teams have scored in all three games for a total of 7 games.

2008/09 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona 4-2 2-2
2009/10 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona ---- 1-0

Di Carlo v Inter

Domenico Di Carlo faces Inter for the fifth time after 3 wins and a draw. Inter have scored in all 4 games for a total of 10 goals.

2007/08 Serie A Parma-Inter ---- 2-3
2008/09 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 2-2 2-4
2009/10 Serie A ChievoVerona-Inter 0-1 ----

Inter one away from second consecutive Serie A season with home defeat

José Mourinho is one game away from ending his second consecutive Serie A season without a home defeat. Last year, his Inter side won 14 games and drew 5. This season, the Nerazzurri have won 14 and drawn 4. In total, Mourinho's team have played 37 Serie A games at home, winning 28 games and drawing 9.

Diego Milito one of two top scorers for Italian clubs in 2009/10

With 26 goals in all competitions this season (20 in Serie A, 2 in Coppa Italia and 4 in Champions League), Diego Milito is one of the two most prolific strikers for Italian clubs in 2009/10. The other player is Udinese's Di Natale.

Inter unbeaten in 44 home games (40 in Serie A)

The Nerazzurri have won 33 and drawn 11 at home since their last defeat at the San Siro, a 1-0 reverse against Panathinaikos in the Champions League on 26 November 2008. In Serie A, Inter are unbeaten at home in 40 matches, having won 30 and drawn 10 since their 2-1 defeat to Juventus on 22 March 2008.

Best attack versus best away defence

Inter have scored more than any other team in the 2009/10 Serie A with 70 goals, while Chievo have the best defence away from home with just 17 goals conceded.

Bogdani set to make 300rd appearance for Italian clubs

If he plays against Inter in Serie A Week 37, Erjon Bogdani will make his 300th appearance for Italian clubs. His 299 appearances are subdivided as follows: 174 in Serie A, 106 in Serie B, 16 in Coppa Italia and 3 in other tournaments. The Albanian forward, who made his Italian football debut in Reggina's 1-0 Serie A home win over Bologna on 6 February 2000, has played for Reggina, Salernitana, Verona, Chievo and Livorno.

Record number of away victories in one Serie A season for Chievo

With 6 wins from 18 away matches in the 2009/10 Serie A championship, Chievo have matched their record of away wins in one top-flight season (2003/04).

wins(12) draws(4) defeats(1)

MILAN - Inter beat Chievo in a seven-goal show at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and for 75 minutes the Scudetto was on its way to Milan, but the title race will go down to the wire as Roma came from behind to beat Cagliari 2-1.

Esteban Cambiasso, Diego Milito and Mario Balotelli scored after a pair of own goals to maintain Inter's two-point advantage over the Giallorossi going into the final day of the season.

Granoche reduced the arrears for Chievo and Pellissier struck with sixteen minutes left as the Nerazzurri were made to work hard for the points.

It was all Inter from the word go and Stankovic fired an early warning when his splendid long-range effort bounced off the top of the crossbar.

But Chievo edged in front against the run of play on 12 minutes when Luciano's free kick from the right went in off Thiago Motta.

The visitors' lead lasted all of sixty seconds and the equaliser was another own goal with Mantovani inadvertently back-heeling Eto'o's shot into his own net.

The 75,000 spectators were treated to display of relentless attacking for the rest of the first half.

On 35 minutes Cambiasso robbed Sardo and set up a counter-attack, finishing it off with a angled shot from Maicon's cross at the far post.

Four minutes later Milito added his 21st of the Serie A season with an effort to savour. Eto'o played in his strike partner and the Prince caught Sorrentino on the hop with a sublime lob.

Inter opened up a three-goal cushion seven minutes after the restart and it was a case of anything you can do, I can do too as Balotelli latched on to Maicon's beautifully-timed long-range pass and emulated Milito by lifting the ball over Sorrentino.

To their credit, Chievo never stopped fighting and the Flying Donkeys pulled a goal back on 60 minutes when Granoche diverted Marcolini's shot beyond Julio Cesar.

Inter suddenly had a game on their hands when Chievo captain Pellissier went through on goal and fired past Julio Cesar to make it 4-3 with just over a quarter of an hour remaining.

Sorrentino made a fine save from Eto'o and substitute Pandev crashed a shot against the post as Inter created plenty of chances to build on their lead.

Inter 4-3 Chievo (HT: 3-1)

Scorers: Thiago Motta (og) 12, Mantovani (og) 13, Cambiasso 35, Milito 39, Balotelli 52, Granoche 60, Pellissier 74.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 4 Zanetti; 5 Stankovic, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta (11 Muntari 56); 9 Eto'o, 22 Milito (17 Mariga 90+2), 45 Balotelli (27 Pandev 64).
Subs not used
: 1 Toldo, 7 Quaresma, 26 Chivu, 89 Arnautovic.

: José Mourinho.

Chievo Verona: 28 Sorrentino; 20 Sardo, 21 Frey, 3 Scardina (19 Ariatti 75), 4 Mantovani, 17 Jokic; 10 Luciano, 16 Rigoni (9 Bentivoglio 46), 7 Marcolini; 31 Pellissier, 11 Granoche (22 Abbruscato 62). 

Subs not used
: 18 Squizzi, 15 Iori, 27 Moro, 83 De Paula.
Coach: Domenico Di Carlo.

Referee: Luca Banti (Livorno).

Booked: Sardo 25.

Att.: 75,379.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Sorrentino
Maicon 13 Sardo
Materazzi 23 Frey
Samuel 25 Scardina
Zanetti 4 Mantovani
Stankovic 5 Jokic
Cambiasso 19 Luciano
Motta 8 Rigoni
Balotelli 45 Marcolini
Milito 22 Pellissier
Eto'o 9 Granoche


Toldo 1 Squizzi
Quaresma 7 Bentivoglio
Mariga 17 Iori
Muntari 11 Ariatti
Chivu 26 Abbruscato
Pandev 27 Moro
Arnautovic 89 De Paula