Final score

21 August 2010 20:45

35' (2nd half) Eto'o
25' (2nd half) Eto'o
42' Pandev
21' Riise
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Nicoletti, Romagnoli / Fourth official: De Marco
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45' HT. Inter 1-1 Roma.
42' GOAL!!!! Goran Pandev punishes a blunder by Juan, sliding past Lobont from close range, and we're on level terms. INTER 1-1 ROMA.
38' Sneijder receives a short pass from Cambiasso and fires a crisp shot wide of the diving Lobont and his right-hand post.
34' Opposite wing now as Maicon tears down the right and tests Lobont with a poked shot from just inside the area.
33' Eto'o squares to Milto after a darting run down the left. Il Principe's shot is blocked.
31' Chivu's low cross from the left trickles inches wide of Lobont's left-hand post.
30' Cassetti one-twos with Menez and charges into the box for the return pass. Lucio gets there first.
27' The offside flag goes up as Eto'o races through to meet Sneijder's pass and rounds Lobont.
26' Perrotta for a horrible sliding challenge on Sneijder.
21' GOAL. Roma take the lead. Francesco Totti plays through to John Arne Riise who shrugs off Zanetti and arrows his low shot beyond Julio Cesar (who gets a touch to the ball) and into the bottom right corner. INTER 0-1 ROMA.
20' Sneijder receives just outside the Roma box and shoots on sight. Wide.
18' Great chance for Inter. Eto'o gets on the end of Maicon's inch-perfect cross and tries to divert the ball over the line from close range. Miracle block by Vucinic.
17' De Rossi's weak 20-yard shot on the turn poses few problems for Julio Cesar.
15' Menez chance for Roma. The Frenchman dribbles Samuel on his way into the box from the right and shoots wide of the far post just as Lucio makes his challenge.
13' Milito beats the offside trap and glides past Juan close to the by-line. His cross into the middle is intercepted by Mexes. Corner.
11' Danger for Inter as Mirko Vucinic goes through on goal with just Julio Cesar to beat. Massive save by our number one.
10' More excellent stuff from our number ten. Wesley latches on to Eto'o's pull-back and sidesteps both Pizarro and Juan to earn himself space for a 20-yarder. It's over the bar.
8' Nice play from Wesley Sneijder. The Dutch wizard takes on Cassetti on the left before crossing into the middle. Perrotta intercepts.
7' Inter counter-attack. Pandev plays to the onrushing Maicon down the right and the Brazilian floats a cross over to the far post. Goal kick to Roma.
6' Positioned just outside the Inter area, Vucinic controls Totti's right-wing corner and touches back to Riise, who scythes his shot high over Julio Cesar's bar.
5' Cassetti delivers a dangerous-looking low cross from the right. Maicon is on hand at the far post to clean up.
2' Milito spots Lobont off his line and tries to lob the Roma keeper from 25 yards, but his effort is over the bar.
1' Here we go again! Three months after that unforgettable night in Madrid, our bid to end the year with six trophies starts here at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza with the Italian Super Cup against Roma. Next Friday we take on Atletico Madrid in the European version, and in December it's the World Club Cup in Abu Dhabi. A busy schedule then for Rafa Benitez, who is taking it one game at a time.
1' LINEUPS<br>Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito.&#8232;<br>Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 5 Stankovic, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 29 Coutinho, 88 Biabiany.<br>Roma: 1 Lobont; 77 Cassetti, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 20 Perrotta, 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi; 94 Menez; 10 Totti, 9 Vucinic. &#8232;Subs: 32 Doni, 8 Adriano, 11 Taddei, 25 G.Burdisso, 33 Brighi, 87 Rosi, 89 Okaka.
1' Tonight's game will kick off after a minute's silence to remember former Italian president Francesco Cossiga, who died in midweek.
1' Inter, who start with the same XI that won us the Champions League against Bayern in Madrid, get us under way in Milan. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
Minute Text commentary
53' FT. Inter 3-1 Roma, and another trophy for the collection! See you on Friday for Atletico Madrid in Monte Carlo.
52' Julio Cesar saves Taddei's first-time effort. It's not Roma's night.
50' Three minutes of added time.
49' Samuel for a challenge on Totti.
47' Maicon makes a diagonal run from the right and fires wide of the near post.
47' Mexes for a foul on Lucio.
45' Milito is flagged offside as he runs on to Mariga's pass.
44' Mexes' deflected 20-yard shot is goal-bound, but Julio Cesar makes a fantastic reflex save.
43' Marco Materazzi for Wesley Sneijder.
40' Okaka for a crunching challenge on Chivu.
39' Good chance for a fourth as Milito takes Sneijder's pass through on goal, but the Argentine is intercepted by the backtracking Mexes.
38' Stefano Okaka for Jeremy Menez.
35' Julio Cesar makes an easy save from his compatriot Adriano.
35' GOAL!!!!!! Samuel Eto'o one-twos with Sneijder and fires a low shot in off Lobont from eight yards. INTER 3-1 ROMA.
34' Mariga for Pandev.
33' Maicon gets into the area on the right and rifles wide of the near post.
31' The firefighters gives us the all clear and we're back under way.
27' Play interrupted as Julio Cesar's area is peppered with flares, thrown on to the pitch from the Curva Sud.
25' GOAL!!!!!!!! Samuel Eto'o!!!!! We're in front at the Meazza as the Cameroonian steals in to convert Milito's low cross from the right. INTER 2-1 ROMA.
23' Adriano for Vucinic. Plenty of whistling going on in the Curva Nord as the Brazilian makes his competitive debut for Roma at his former ground.
22' Tempers flare as Stankovic exchanges words with Taddei after a challenge on Eto'o.
19' Milito finds the net with a tap-in from Eto'o's cross, but the flag had already gone up for offside.
18' Cambiasso for foul play.
18' Julio Cesar parries away Riise's thunderous long-range free kick.
17' Roma break after Mexes' headed clearance from Sneijder's corner and the visitors win a free kick about 35 yards from goal after a Cambiasso foul on Totti.
16' Mexes makes a last-gasp clearance as Inter come close again.
15' Mexes beats Milito to Pandev's cross into the middle. The ball remains in the Inter third and Pandev unleashes a terrific left-footer that whistles wide of the far post.
10' It's diving time at the Meazza as Totti tumbles in the box and Menez falls heavily after an innocuous challenge from Sneijder.
9' Taddei for Pizarro.
6' Jeremy Menez draws an oooh from the visiting fans with a fierce volleyed drive that whizzes wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
5' Chivu breaks strongly down the left and crosses into the middle for Milito. Riise intercepts and clears.
1' Roma get us back under way.
1' Inter have made a half-time substitution: Dejan Stankovic for Javier Zanetti. Cambiasso takes the captain's armband.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.56
3 shots on target 6
8 shots off target 6
15 fouls committed 9
4 corners 4
4 offsides 2
50% ball possession 50%
Benitez v Ranieri

The two coaches meet for the third time after their home and away meetings in the 1998/99 Spanish Liga, when Benitez' Extremadura beat Ranieri's Valencia 1-0 at home before a 1-1 draw in the return fixture at the Mestalla.

Benitez v Roma

Rafa Benitez faces Roma for the first time in his coaching career.

Ranieri v Inter

Claudio Ranieri leads an Italian team against Inter for the 24th time in his career after 5 victories, 11 draws and 7 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 StadioSant'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
2009/10 Coppa Italia Roma-Inter ---- ---- 0-1

Inter-Roma: the fourth time

Inter and Roma go head to head in the Italian Super Cup for a record fourth time. The Nerazzurri lifted the trophy in 2006 after a 4-3 extra time win, and again in 2008 after an 8-7 penalties victory following a 2-2 extra time draw. Roma won it in 2007 after a 1-0 win.

Inter chasing record Super Cup triumph

With Italian Super Cup victories in 1989, 2005, 2006 and 2008, Inter are joint-second with Juventus in the all-time list of winners. A win against Roma in the 2010 Super Cup will see the Nerazzurri join their city rivals AC Milan on 5 titles.

Record of appearances in final

Inter are the only team to have played six consecutive Italian Super Cup finals (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010). The previous record holder was AC Milan with three appearances on the trot in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Eighth Super Cup appearance for Inter (same as Milan); sixth for Roma

Eleven teams have taken part in at least one Italian Super Cup final. Inter are set for their eighth appearance in Italy's curtain raiser, matching AC Milan's record tally, while Roma are taking part in their sixth final.
Inter beat Sampdoria 2-0 in 1989, lost 4-3 to Lazio in 2000, beat Juventus 1-0 a.e.t. in 2005, beat Roma 4-3 a.e.t. in 2006, lost 1-0 to Roma in 2007, beat Roma 8-7 after penalties in 2008, and lost 2-1 to Lazio in 2009.
Roma beat Fiorentina 3-0 to win the Super Cup in 2001, beat Inter 1-0 in 2007, lost 1-0 to Sampdoria in 1991, lost 4-3 a.e.t. to Inter in 2006, and lost 8-7 on penalties to Inter in 2008.

Dejan Stankovic set for eighth Super Cup

Dejan Stankovic is a veteran of Italian Super Cup matches with a record seven appearances (five for Inter in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and 2 for Lazio (1998, 2000). In second place with 6 appearances are Costacurta, Del Piero and Maldini. They are set to be joined by Inter's Cambiasso and Zanetti, both on 5 Super Cup appearances.

De Rossi chasing Del Piero/Shevchenko record

Alessandro Del Piero and Andriy Shevchenko are the all-time top scorers in Italian Super Cup history with three goals apiece. Hot on their heels is Daniele De Rossi. The Roma midfielder has scored twice in the Super Cup (one in 2007 and the other in 2008).

Benitez set for debut in Super Cup. Second time up for Ranieri

Inter coach Rafael Benitez will get his first taste of Italian football in the 2010/11 Super Cup against Roma. Benitez' Giallorossi counterpart Claudio Ranieri, meanwhile, is set for his second Super Cup after Fiorentina's famous 2-1 victory over AC Milan in 1996, when the Viola became the Coppa Italia-winning team to lift the Super Cup.

Inter unbeaten in 45 games

The Nerazzurri haven't lost a home game since their 1-0 Champions League defeat to Panathinaikos on 26 November 2008, winning 34 and drawing 11 of their subsequent 45 matches.

Roma last team to beat Inter

Inter last lost an Italian fixture on 27 March 2010 when they were beaten 2-1 by Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. The Nerazzurri have since played 9 games, winning 8 and drawing 1 (2-2 at Fiorentina in Serie A).

No Roma draw in 12 games

Roma ended the 2009/10 season with 9 wins and 3 draws from their last 12 games. The Giallorossi's last stalemate was a 3-3 Serie A draw against Livorno on 14 March 2010.

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

MILAN - Treble-winners Inter added a fourth trophy to the collection on Saturday night, outplaying Roma at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to win the Italian Super Cup.

John Arne Riise put visitors in front but Pandev equalised before the break and Samuel Eto'o added a second-half double to ensure the Rafael Benitez era began with some silverware.

The Spanish coach named the same starting lineup that beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final and his faith was repaid as the Nerazzurri coolly saw off a spirited Roma.

There no was lack of excitement for the 65,000-strong crowd, with plenty of chances for both sides in a busy opening period before Riise broke the deadlock on 21 minutes.

Giallorossi captain Totti played an inch-perfect ball through to the Norwegian defender, who shrugged off a challenge from Zanetti and arrowed his first-time shot into the bottom right corner, in off the hand of Julio Cesar.

Pandev restored parity three minutes before the break. Vucinic passed back to Juan, who completely mis-controlled, allowing for the Macedonian to steal in and slide past Lobont.

Inter edged in front with twenty minutes remaining when Eto'o stole in to slot home Milito's cross from the right.

The Cameroon striker delivered again ten minutes from the end, firing in off Lobont from close range after a one-two with Sneijder. 

Inter 3-1 Roma (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Riise 21, Pandev 42, Eto'o 70, 80.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 26 Chivu; 4 Zanetti (5 Stankovic 46), 19 Cambiasso; 27 Pandev (17 Mariga 79), 10 Sneijder (23 Materazzi 88), 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito.
Subs not used
: 12 Castellazzi, 2 Cordoba, 29 Coutinho, 88 Biabiany. 

: Rafael Benitez.

Roma: 1 Lobont; 77 Cassetti, 5 Mexes, 4 Juan, 17 Riise; 20 Perrotta, 7 Pizarro (11 Taddei 54), 16 De Rossi; 94 Menez (89 Okaka 83); 10 Totti, 9 Vucinic (8 Adriano 68).
Subs not used: 32 Doni, 25 G.Burdisso, 33 Brighi, 87 Rosi. 

: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Genoa).

Booked: Perrotta 26, Cambiasso 63, Okaka 85, Mexes 90+2, Samuel 90+4.

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 1 Lobont
Maicon 13 Cassetti
Lucio 6 Mexes
Samuel 25 Juan
Chivu 26 Riise
Zanetti 4 Perrotta
Cambiasso 19 Pizarro
Pandev 27 De Rossi
Sneijder 10 Menez
Eto'o 9 Totti
Milito 22 Vucinic


Castellazzi 12 Doni
Cordoba 2 Adriano
Stankovic 5 Taddei
Mariga 17 G.Burdisso
Materazzi 23 Brighi
Coutinho 29 Rosi
Biabiany 88 Okaka