Final score

5 May 2010 20:45

40' Milito
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Maggiani, Di Liberatore / Fourth official: Romeo
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51' Half time. Inter lead Roma 1-0, thanks to Milito's cracker in the 40th minute.
50' Toni looks for Mexes with a flicked header from the corner but Thiago Motta gets there before the French defender and heads to safety.
49' Inter have a corner to defend after Maicon heads behind Taddei's cross from the right.
47' Mexes is booked for shoving Materazzi off the ball as both players rise at the far post to meet Balotelli's free kick.
47' Chivu is booked for protesting.
45' Burdisso commits a bad challenge on Balotelli is lucky not to get a second yellow card. Instead, Inter official Gabriele Oriali is sent off for protesting.
45' Five minutes of added time.
44' Taddei's cross takes a deflection off Cambiasso but Materazzi is perfectly positioned and the veteran defender makes a headed clearance.
42' Julio Cesar saves Pizarro's curling free kick.
40' GOAL!!!!!!! Amazing goal by Diego Milito. Thiago Motta plays the perfect through ball and the Prince sprints on goal and shrugs off a challenge before firing a crisp shot beyond Julio Sergio and into the top left corner. It's his 26th goal in all competitions this season. INTER 1-0 ROMA.
39' Ivan Cordoba is unable to continue. On comes Walter Samuel.
37' Another yellow. Rizzoli scribbles Simone Perrotta's name into his book after a foul on Maicon.
35' Materazzi is yellow-carded for a last-man foul from behind on Vucinic as Roma mount another counter-attack.
34' Perrotta runs down the middle, sweeps wide to Taddei and sends his bullet header from the return pass over the bar.
32' Taddei's rifled shot is tipped round by Julio Cesar. The linesman raises his flag as Toni was offside.
29' Balotelli has a strong 25-yard shot saved by Julio Sergio after Thiago Motta mistimes his return pass for Milito.
28' Free kick to Inter out on the right wing. Cambiasso's inswinging cross is headed away by Luca Toni.
26' Roma launch a swift counter attack and work the ball into the area where Julio Cesar makes a tipped interception to deny Toni a tap-in from Taddei's low cross.
24' Eto'o shoots with the outside of his right foot. It's over the bar.
23' Eto'o picks out Balotelli on the left side of the area. The Italian controls with his right thigh and unleashes a shot with his left foot. Burdisso blocks and it's a corner to Inter.
22' Vucinic sends a long-range free kick straight into the arms of Julio Cesar.
21' Maicon plays low down the right for Milito. Offside.
18' Thiago Motta fouls Vucinic in a central position just over 20 yards out. Riise's effort is blocked by the wall and Vucinic's follow-up is high over the bar.
17' Milito is flagged for offside as crashes home Eto'o's through ball. Mourinho goes to the pitch-side TV to check. If the Prince was offside, it was a matter of millimetres.
15' Zanetti muscles his way out of defence and takes on two Roma players before setting up a counter-attack. Immense.
14' Burdisso is booked for a foul on Balotelli.
13' Thiago Motta climbs in the box and heads over Maicon's cross.
12' Chance for Inter. Cambiasso sweeps wide to Eto'o and the Cameroon forward serves the onrushing Maicon, whose angled shot is blocked by Julio Sergio.
11' De Rossi frees Taddei on the right wing and the Brazilian whips in a fast cross. Julio Cesar saves.
9' Burdisso gets past Balotelli down the right and swings in a cross for Vucinic, who can't get a header in at the back post.
8' Juan acrobatically cuts out Maicon's intelligent ball down the right and into the box for Milito.
7' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Vucinic's outswinging free kick.
6' Roma win a free kick on the right wing after a foul by Materazzi on Toni.
5' Nothing doing. Sneijder can't continue and he is replaced by Mario Balotelli.
4' Sneijder is back on the pitch but he's limping.
3' Balotelli is also running up and down the touchline as we wait to see if Wesley is okay.
1' All roads lead to Rome. Here we are at the Stadio Olimpico for the 2009/10 Tim Cup final between Inter and Roma - the fifth final between these two teams in the last six seasons.
1' José Mourinho makes three changes to the team that beat Lazio here three days ago. Cordoba and Materazzi come in for Lucio and Samuel at the centre of defence, while Milito returns up front and Stankovic drops to the bench as the Portuguese tactician goes for a diamond 4-4-2.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta; 10 Sneijder; 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o. &#8232;<br>Subs: 1 Toldo, 5 Stankovic, 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 25 Samuel, 27 Pandev, 45 Balotelli. &#8232;<br>Coach: José Mourinho.
1' Roma: 27 Julio Sergio; 29 Burdisso, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 16 De Rossi, 7 Pizarro, 20 Perrotta; 11 Taddei, 30 Toni, 9 Vucinic. &#8232;<br>Subs: 1 Lobont, 10 Totti, 13 Marco Motta, 19 Baptista, 22 Tonetto, 33 Brighi, 94 Menez.&#8232;<br>Coach: Claudio Ranieri.
1' An Italian brass band is banging out the tunes but the pre-match music is completely drowned out by the fans. Cracking atmosphere in the capital.
1' Roma kick off and the cup final is under way. FORZA INTER!
1' Sneijder remains on the ground after a high challenge by Burdisso. Magic spray needed for the Dutch midfielder, and Stankovic has started warming up.
Minute Text commentary
50' It's all over!!!! Inter beat Roma 1-0 and win the 2009/10 Tim Cup.
49' Tempers flare as Taddei and Muntari clash on the by-line. A nervous end to a nervous cup final.
48' Muntari replaces Balotelli.
45' Three minutes more to go.
43' Drama as Totti, already booked, is shown a straight red card for a terrible challenge on Mario Balotelli. Roma down to ten men.
42' Balotelli is booked for foul play.
40' Totti's free kick is blocked by the Inter wall
37' Vucinic sends a diagonal shot wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post
34' Bullet shot from Riise. It's on target but Julio Cesar makes a spectacular punched save.
31' Riise rifles his free kick high and wide after a foul by Zanetti on Vucinic.
28' Balotelli receives in space on the left and sends a thunderous shot over Julio Sergio's crossbar.
28' At the other end Vucinic is flagged for offside as he controls Juan's long-range pass.
26' Menez has a crossed blocked by the Inter defence and it's a corner to the Giallorossi.
21' Eto'o gets past Riise on the right but his angled shot is blocked by Juan.
18' Totti is booked for a foul on Milito.
18' Roma replace Luca Toni with Jeremy Menez.
15' Zanetti overhits his pass into space for Milito.
12' Inter close as Balotelli has a snapshot saved by Julio Sergio.
9' Julio Cesar spills Totti's long-range free kick and Juan steals in to head over the bar. Incredible miss.
8' Samuel is booked for a foul on Toni. The free kick is in a central position about 30 yards out.
5' Maicon looks for Eto'o with a flicked pass into the box but Juan intercepts.
1' Ranieri makes a double change: Marco Motta and Francesco Totti replace David Pizarro and Nicolas Burdisso.
1' Inter get the second half going.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 8.24
4 shots on target 5
2 shots off target 4
16 fouls committed 19
3 corners 5
4 offsides 3
22:04 ball possession 19:57
Mourinho v Ranieri

The two coaches have met on four previous occaions. There have been 2 draws and 1 victory apiece. Mourinho's Inter has scored in every game.

2008/09 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1 0-1
2009/10 Serie A Roma-Inter 2-1 1-1

Ranieri v Inter

Claudio Ranieri leads an Italian team against Inter for the 23rd time in his career after 5 victories, 11 draws and 6 defeats. The current Roma boss has previously faced the Nerazzurri on two occasions in the Champions League. In 2004/05 his Valencia side lost 5-1 at home before drawing 0-0 in Milan. Ranieri made his coaching debut on 9 September 1990. On that occasion Cagliari were beaten 3-0 by Inter at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

1990/91 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 0-3 1-1
1991/92 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-1 0-0
1992/93 Serie A Napoli-Inter 1-2 ----
1994/95 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 2-2 1-3
1995/96 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Inter 3-1 1-0
1995/96 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 1-1 2-1
1996/97 Serie A Fiorentina-Inter 0-0 2-2
2006/07 Serie A Parma-Inter ---- 0-2
2007/08 Coppa Italia Juventus-Inter 2-3 2-2
2007/08 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1 2-1
2008/09 Serie A Juventus-Inter 1-1 0-1
2009/10 Serie A Roma-Inter 2-1 1-1

Mourinho v Roma

José Mourinho faces Roma for the seventh time after 3 wins, 2 draws and a defeat. His Inter have scored in all 6 games for a total of 13 goals. One of the Portuguese coach's titles came after a clash against the Giallorossi: in the 2008 Italian Super Cup Inter beat Roma 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 extra time draw.

2008 Italian Super Cup Inter-Roma 2-2 ----
2008/09 Coppa Italia Inter-Roma 2-1 ----
2008/09 Serie A Inter-Roma 3-0 4-0
2009/10 Serie A Inter-Roma 1-1 1-2

Roma looking for tenth Coppa win

Roma-Inter is the 62 Coppa Italia final. The first team to win the competition was Vado, who beat Udinese 1-0 after extra time in 1922. Sixteen times have lifted the trophy at least once: Juventus and Roma (9 times), Fiorentina (6), AC Milan, Inter, Lazio and Torino (5), Sampdoria (4), Napoli and Parma (3), Bologna (2), and Atalanta, Genoa, Vado, Venezia and Vicenza (1).

Roma-Inter most frequent final

Roma-Inter have contested the Coppa Italia final five times in the last six years, once more than Roma-Torino, who battled it out for the trophy in 1963/64 (0-0 in Rome, 0-1 to the Giallorossi in Turin), 1979/80 (3-2 penalties win for Roma at the Olimpico), 1980/81 (5-3 penalties win for Torino after two 1-1 draws) and 1992/93 (Torino 3-0 Roma in first leg, Roma 5-2 Torino in return leg).

Two trophies each in Rome

Roma and Inter have won two Coppa Italia finals in the capital. The Giallorossi beat Torino 3-2 on penalties in 1979/80 and Inter 2-1 in 2007/08. The Nerazzurri beat Novara 2-1 in 1938/39 and Napoli 2-1 in 1977/76. Inter lost 1-0 to Juventus in the 1964/65 final in Rome.

Fifteenth final for Roma, twelfth for Inter

Roma have reached the Coppa Italia final for the 15th time after appearances in 1936/37, 1940/41, 1963/64, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1990/91, 1992/93, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08. The Giallorossi lifted the trophy in 1968/69 after winning a round-robin tournament involving Cagliari, Foggia and Torino. Inter are through to their 12th final after appearances in 1938/39, 1958/59, 1964/65, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1999/00, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 and 2007/08.

Totti chasing Crespo record

Hernan Crespo is the all time top scorer in Coppa Italia finals with 5 goals (2 for Parma in 1998/99 and 3 for Inter in 2006/07). Roma's Francesco Totti is second with 4 goals (3 in 2002/03 and 1 in 2006/07).

Totti three away from Pruzzo record

With 17 goals in Coppa Italia games for Roma, Francesco Totti is the Giallorossi's third all time scorer in the competition along with Ruggero Rizzitelli. Totti is two goals behind second-placed Giannini and three behind Roma's all time Coppa Italia scorer Roberto Pruzzo.

De Rossi, Perrotta and goals against Inter

Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta have scored more goals against Inter than any other team. Six of De Rossi's 39 goals have come in games against the Nerazzurri. He has also scored four against Julio Cesar - more than any other goalkeeper. Perrotta has scored 5 of his 52 goals in matches against Inter.

Inter on run of five consecutive Coppa wins

The Nerazzurri go into the 2009/10 Coppa Italia final after five consecutive victories against Sampdoria (1-0 in 2008/09), Livorno (1-0 at home in this season's round of 16), Juventus (2-1 at home in the quarter-finals) and Fiorentina (1-0 at home and away in the semis). Inter last notched six straight Coppa Italia victories in the period between May 2006 and January 2007.

wins(10) draws(1) defeats(2)

ROME - One title down, two to go. Inter beat Roma 1-0 in a tension-filled Tim Cup final to lift the trophy for the sixth time in their history.

Diego Milito scored the solitary goal five minutes before the break as the Nerazzurri claimed their first silverware of the season with the Scudetto and Champions League still up for grabs.

Surprisingly, Roma boss Ranieri left his talismanic captain Totti on the bench, while José Mourinho made three changes to the team that beat Lazio at the weekend, bringing in Cordoba and Materazzi for Lucio and Samuel in defence, and starting Milito up front with Stankovic dropping to the bench.

Any doubts over the fitness of Sneijder were cleared when the Dutch playmaker lined up at the tip of a diamond midfield but his match lasted all of five minutes when ex-Inter defender Nicolas Burdisso set the tone for a nervous match in the fifth minute with a reckless challenge.

Inter had the best of the first-half chances and went close to an opener when Cambiasso swept wide to Eto'o and the Cameroon forward served the onrushing Maicon, who saw his angled shot is blocked by Julio Sergio.

Roma narrowly missed from a counter-attack with Julio Cesar making a brilliant tipped interception to deny Toni a tap-in from Taddei's cross.

Milito then had a goal ruled out for offside when the flag went up after he ran to meet Eto'o's through ball, but there was no disallowing his opener in the 40th minute.

Thiago Motta freed Milito with a deft touch of the ball and the Prince ran into the area before crashing a precise right-footed shot into the top left corner.

Inter survived a scare shortly after the restart when Julio Cesar spilled Totti's free kick, only for Juan to head over with the goal gaping.

At the other end Julio Sergio kept out Balotelli's snapshot and Juan made a last-gasp interception to deny Eto'o.

Roma continued to produce chances and force extra time but Julio Cesar made a spectacular punched block from Riise's bullet shot and Vucinic drove an angled shot wide when through on goal.

The Giallorossi ended the game with ten men when Totti was shown straight red card for an ugly challenge on Balotelli.

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

Scorers: Milito 40.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba (25 Samuel 39), 23 Materazzi, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta; 10 Sneijder (45 Balotelli 5); 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o. 

Subs not used
: 1 Toldo, 5 Stankovic, 11 Muntari, 17 Mariga, 27 Pandev. 

: José Mourinho.

Roma: 27 Julio Sergio; 29 Burdisso (13 Marco Motta 46), 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 16 De Rossi, 7 Pizarro (10 Totti 46), 20 Perrotta; 11 Taddei, 30 Toni, 9 Vucinic.

Subs not used: 1 Lobont, 19 Baptista, 22 Tonetto, 33 Brighi, 94 Menez.

: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).

Booked: Burdisso 14, Materazzi 35, Perrotta 37, Mexes 45+2, Chivu 45+2, Samuel 53, Totti 63, Balotelli 87.
Sent off: Totti 88. 

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Julio Sergio
Maicon 13 Burdisso
Cordoba 2 Mexes
Materazzi 23 Juan
Chivu 26 Riise
Zanetti 4 De Rossi
Cambiasso 19 Pizarro
Motta 8 Perrotta
Sneijder 10 Taddei
Milito 22 Toni
Eto'o 9 Vucinic


Toldo 1 Lobont
Stankovic 5 Totti
Muntari 11 M.Motta
Mariga 17 Julio Baptista
Samuel 25 Tonetto
Pandev 27 Brighi
Balotelli 45 Menez