Final score

25 September 2010 20:45

47' (2nd half) Vucinic
Referee: Emidio Morganti / Linesmen: Calcagno, Rossomando / Fourth official: De Marco
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47' Menez's right-wing cross takes a deflection off Cambiasso. Totti plays a short corner and crosses. Inter clear as far as Riise, who crosses over to the far post, where Totti miscues.
45' Two minutes of added time.
43' Totti's long-range shot takes a deflection. The Roma captain's cross from the ensuing corner is headed away by Milito at the near post.
40' Menez delivers a fast low cross for Borriello, who tries a back-heeled shot. Lucio blocks.
39' Spectacular shot by Dejan Stankovic. The Serbian's thunderous long-range effort dips dangerously and bounces off the top of the crossbar with the diving Lobont beaten.
37' Chivu for a foul on Cassetti.
35' Perrotta rifles on target from the edge of the box. His strong right-footer is blocked by Lucio.
35' Inter counter-attack down the right. Maicon swings in a cross, Burdisso clears.
34' Cordoba blocks a shot from Totti. Busy night for the Inter captain.
30' Fifteen minutes of the first half left and we're still at 0-0. In the last 11 games between these two teams there have always been goals before the break.
28' Stankovic hits a strong shot on target from distance. Difficult save for Lobont.
27' Cassetti races into our box and unleashes a shot, but Cordoba is in the right place and the Colombian veteran blocks.
23' Borriello makes a headed clearance from Sneijder's right-wing corner.
22' Eto'o has a shot blocked by Burdisso after receiving on the left edge of the area from Stankovic.
18' Riise floats a cross into the Inter area. Menez misses it and Chivu clears, but the Giallorossi remain in attack and Totti's deflected cross falls to Perrotta, whose close-range shot is blocked by Julio Cesar.
16' Deft ball from Pandev to Eto'o in the Roma area. Burdisso intercepts and concedes a corner. Sneijder's cross is cleared by De Rossi.
15' Eto'o charges down the left and serves Milito in the area but the Argentine is tackled by Juan.
12' Another chance for Inter as Sneijder runs on to Maicon's inch-perfect through pass and sees his low shot easily saved by Lobont.
11' Eto'o gets past Cassetti on the Inter left and aims a right-footed shot at the far corner. High and wide.
9' Ditto minute two. Inter's second corner of the game sees Sneijder's cross fisted away by Lobont. Stankovic's fiercely struck follow-up is blocked by Juan.
8' Roma get back into our area, Julio Cesar intercepting Totti's through ball for Borriello. The hosts fail to take advantage of the resulting corner as Burdisso fouls JC.
6' Totti swings a high cross into our box. Lucio heads away.
6' Back at the other end Juan makes a sliding tackle on Milito on the byline but the Prince touches it last and it's a goal kick to the Giallorossi.
2' Sneijder's corner kick is punched away by Lobont. Stankovic is on the loose ball and he cannons a first-time shot at the Roma custodian.
1' You don't change a winning team and for tonight's Stadio Olimpico showdown Rafael Benitez has stuck with ten elevenths of the side that <a href="" target="_blank">thrashed Bari 4-0 in midweek</a>. The only change is in central defence, with Cordoba coming in for the injured Samuel.<br> Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 6 Lucio, 26 Chivu; 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 27 Pandev, 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito.
1' Claudio Ranieri is without injured keeper Julio Sergio and suspended defender Mexes, but Burdisso, De Rossi and Totti all return after missing Wednesday's defeat at Brescia.<br> Roma: 1 Lobont; 77 Cassetti, 4 Juan, 29 N.Burdisso, 17 Riise; 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi, 20 Perrotta; 94 Menez; 10 Totti, 22 Borriello.<br>
1' Against Roma tonight Ivan Ramiro Cordoba will make his 300th appearance in Italy's Serie A (all for Inter). Read about what he had to say about this and much more in yesterday's <a href="" target="_blank">interview with Inter Channel</a>.
1' This is the second match of the season between these two teams after the <a href="" target="_blank"> 2010 Italian Super Cup</a>, when Samuel Eto'o scored the first of his three braces for Inter this season. The other two came against Palermo and Bari. More goals from the Inter number nine tonight? We're about 15 minutes away from finding out.
1' Captains Cordoba and Totti go through the coin tossing routine and we're moments away from kick-off.
1' Away we go at the Olimpico as Inter get us started.
1' Wes Sneijder whips in a decent cross from the Inter right. Nico Burdisso heads it behind for a corner.
Minute Text commentary
50' Full time. Vucinic's injury-time winner gives Roma a 1-0 victory over Inter.
49' Baptista has a shot saved by Julio Cesar.
47' GOAL. De Rossi swings in a cross from the right and Mirko Vucinic beats Julio Cesar with a diving header. ROMA 1-0 INTER.
46' Cordoba intercepts Riise who tries to go through on goal from a Roma counter-attack. Great timing.
45' Three minutes of stoppage time.
44' Baptista hits a low shot straight at Julio Cesar.
43' Brighi for Menez.
42' Stankovic crosses to Eto'o at the back post. Cassetti intercepts and the ball falls to Muntari, who acrobatically hooks wide.
42' Julio Baptista for Borriello.
40' Eto'o gets past Riise and fires over from an acute angle after a nice looping pass from Coutinho.
37' Eto'o close again. His snapshot from the edge of the box forces a tricky parry from Lobont.
34' Menez receives in space from Vucinic on the right and fires a low shot well wide of the far post.
33' Menez for tripping Sneijder from behind.
31' Vucinic for Totti.
31' Sneijder sets up Eto'o in the area and the Cameroonian arrows an angled shot over the bar. Nice try.
29' Coutinho for Pandev.
28' Stankovic controls 25 yards from goal and sends a swerveshot over Lobont's bar.
24' Pandev for barging into Totti.
24' Burdisso for clattering into Julio Cesar when the Inter keeper saves Menez's right-wing cross. That's the sixth yellow of the second half.
22' Sulley Muntari for Diego Milito.
20' Perrotta for kicking Julio Cesar after attempting to reach Menez's deflected cross.
18' Cassetti for a foul on Eto'o.
17' Lucio makes a last-ditch tackle on Menez. Julio Cesar makes a clearance from the resulting corner.
16' Pizarro plays his free kick short to Totti, who blasts over the four-man Inter wall and the crossbar.
15' Julio Cesar picks up the ball in his area and then puts it down again. Roma are awarded a free kick in the Inter area, on the left angle of the six-yard box.
14' Sneijder fires his 20-yard rebound high and wide after Stankovic's shot is blocked.
13' Totti's outswinging free kick is headed clear by Chivu.
12' Cordoba for a foul on Menez.
11' Eto'o dribbles Cassetti on the left, drifts across the face of the Roma box and hits a fierce shot on target. Punched save by Lobont.
10' A scare for Inter as Borriello just fails to connect with Menez's right-wing cross into the six-yard box.
9' Eto'o squares to Sneijder, who fires over the bar from 25 yards.
7' At the other end Eto'o gets away from Cassetti with a burst of pace. His cross is blocked by Burdisso and it's a corner.
7' Stankovic for a foul on Menez.
6' Menez gets past Chivu and crosses. Once again, Ivan Cordoba is perfectly positioned.
5' Milito attacks down the Inter left and wins us a corner. Sneijder crosses and De Rossi heads back to the Dutchman. Sneijder's return cross for Cambiasso is too long for the Argentine.
4' Burdisso picks out Totti in our area with a long ball forward. The Roma captain back-heels into space for Borriello - who hasn't read the move - and Lucio intercepts.
3' Menez hits an angled shot wide of the target after a run down the Roma right.
1' Roma kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 5.32
6 shots on target 8
6 shots off target 11
15 fouls committed 12
4 corners 6
2 offsides 4
24:23 ball possession 26:12
Ranieri v Benitez

The two coaches meet for the fourth 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, and this season's Italian Super Cup match in Milan, won 3-1 by Inter. Benitez is therefore unbeaten in games against teams coached by Ranieri.

Benitez v Roma

Rafa Benitez encounters Roma for the second time after August's 3-1 Italian Super Cup victory at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Ranieri v Inter

Claudio Ranieri leads an Italian team against Inter for the 25th time in his career after 5 victories, 11 draws and 8 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.

One Roma defeat in last 17 home games

Roma have lost only one of their last 17 home games in Serie A: last 25 April when they were beaten 2-1 by Sampdoria. In the other 16 games the Giallorossi have won 13 and drawn 3.

De Rossi, Perrotta and goals against Roma

Daniele De Rossi and Simone Perrotta are at their most prolific against Inter, with 6 and 5 goals apiece in games against the Nerazzurri. Perrotta has also scored 5 against Cagliari. Wth four goals against Julio Cesar, De Rossi has scored more against the Inter goalkeeper than any other.

Menez and substitutions

Jeremy Menez is one of two players in the 2010/11 Serie A to have been substituted in all four games so far. The other is Brescia's Alessandro Diamanti.

Sending-offs against Roma

With red cards for Burdisso against Cagliari and Mexes against Brescia, Roma have had more players sent off than any other team in the 2010/11 Serie A championship so far.

Penalties in Inter's favour

Inter have had more penalties awarded in their favour than any other team after four rounds of Serie A matches. Of their three penalties, Samuel Eto'o has scored two and had one saved.

Inter on target away to Roma in 11 consecutive games

Inter have scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 games away to Roma, netting a total of 22. The Nerazzurri last failed to score away to the Giallorossi on 17 November 2001 - a goalless Serie A draw at the Stadio Olimpico. This stat excludes the 2008 and 2010 Coppa Italia finals, both played at the Olimpico but regarded as a neutral ground by the Italian Football League.

Eto'o's sensational start

Of Samuel Eto'o's seventeen goals in Italian competitions, seven have come in September (two last season and five so far this term). The Cameroonian has scored no less than 8 goals in all competitions since the start of the season, making him the highest scorer in Italy.

Inter: no goals conceded in second half

The Nerazzurri have let in two goals in the first four rounds of the 2010/11 Serie A season: both in the first half.

wins(29) draws(26) defeats(36)

ROME - Inter battled hard at the Stadio Olimpico but came away with their first defeat of the domestic season.

Mirko Vucinic sealed a narrow victory for the hosts in stoppage time at the end of the second half to stretch Roma's unbeaten home run in Serie A to eighteen games.

Cordoba for Samuel was the only change from the Inter team that breezed past Bari in midweek, while Roma had the likes of Totti, De Rossi and Burdisso back in their starting lineup.

Inter's main threat in the opening half was Dejan Stankovic. The Serbian had three good attempts blocked, and almost scored with his fourth, a splendid long-range effort that dipped over Lobont and bounced off his crossbar.

The match turned sour and tempers flared as frustration set in after the restart, Morganti producing no less than seven yellow cards in a 26-minute spell.

The Nerazzurri kept their cool though and had more ball possession, Eto'o coming close on three occasions and forcing two difficult saves from Lobont.

The game looked to be heading for the first 0-0 draw between the two teams since 26 October 2003, but in time added on De Rossi swung in a cross from the right and Vucinic squeezed between Lucio and Chivu to send a diving header past Julio Cesar.

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

Scorer: Vucinic 90+2

Roma: 1 Lobont; 77 Cassetti, 4 Juan, 29 N.Burdisso, 17 Riise; 7 Pizarro, 16 De Rossi, 20 Perrotta; 94 Menez (33 Brighi 88); 10 Totti (9 Vucinic 76), 22 Borriello (19 Baptista 87).
Subs not used: 32 Doni, 2 Cicinho, 8 Adriano, 25 G.Burdisso.
: Claudio Ranieri.

Inter: 1 J.Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 6 Lucio, 26 Chivu; 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic; 27 Pandev (29 Coutinho 74), 10 Sneijder, 9 Eto'o; 22 Milito (11 Muntari 67).
Subs not used: 12 Castellazzi, 17 Mariga, 20 Obi, 39 Santon, 88 Biabiany.

: Rafael Benitez.

Referee: Emidio Morganti (Ascoli Piceno).

Booked: Chivu 37, Stankovic 52, Cordoba 57, Cassetti 63, Perrotta 65, Pandev 69, N.Burdisso 69, Menez 78.

starting lineups

Lobont 1 Julio Cesar
Cassetti 13 Maicon
Juan 2 Cordoba
N.Burdisso 6 Lucio
Riise 26 Chivu
Pizarro 19 Cambiasso
De Rossi 5 Stankovic
Perrotta 27 Pandev
Menez 10 Sneijder
Totti 9 Eto'o
Borriello 22 Milito


Doni 12 Castellazzi
Cicinho 11 Muntari
Adriano 17 Mariga
Vucinic 20 Obi
Baptista 29 Coutinho
G.Burdisso 39 Santon
Brighi 88 Biabiany