Final score

5 February 2012 15:00

44' (2nd half) Bojan
3' (2nd half) Borini
41' Borini
13' Juan
4 - 0
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46' The first half between Roma and Inter ends 2-0 to the home side. Goals by Juan (13) and Borini (41)
45' De Marco awards one minute of added time
44' Inter try to hit back immediately through Maicon but José Angel is covering and puts behind for a corner
41' GOAL FOR ROMA. Pjanic's ball into the box finds Borini, who twists his way around Samuel and fires home from inside the six-yard box. 2-0
38' Julio Cesar is almost caught out by Borini but manages to get away with a risky dribble
37' Maicon crosses into the box, Pazzini attempts to twist his body around the ball for a difficult header but can't find the target
36' Cambiasso plays a ball in for Milito but the striker is closed down by Heinze and José Angel and can only win a throw-in
32' José Angel crosses for Lamela, the Argentine lifts his header just over the bar
31' Totti wins a corner and takes it short; the ball comes back to him and he puts in a cross, Pazzini clears
27' José Angel controls the ball and waits for Totti's overlap; the Giallorossi captain bursts into the box but can't get his shot away
24' From the right wing Taddei slides a ball across to Pjanic on the edge of the box; his first-time shot is well over
15' Milito goes on a great run skipping past Gago before getting in his shot. Stekelenburg dives low to make the save
13' GOAL FOR ROMA. Totti's corner is met high in the air by Juan, who heads past Julio Cesar. 1-0 to the home side
11' A delightful backheel from Totti frees Lamela in the box, Julio Cesar pulls off a miracle from close range; moments later the keeper saves again from Pjanic
10' Taddei dithers on the byline and Obi puts it out for a corner, which Pazzini heads behind again. From the second corner, Cambiasso clears
7' Roma have a free kick: Totti whips it in and De Rossi leaps but can't get his header on target
6' Another opening for Roma as Totti looks for Taddei, who can't quite latch onto it
4' Gago chips forward for Borini, who shoots on the spin: wide of Julio Cesar's left-hand post
1' Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, where Roma are hosting Inter this afternoon in the Week 22 fixture of the 2011/12 Serie A
1' The Giallorossi take the kick-off: Roma v Inter is under way. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Zarate has been left out of the squad after going down with flu last night
1' José Angel starts at left-back with Rosi on the bench. Giallorossi youngster Piscitella (born in 1993) has been drafted into the squad for this game
1' Luis Enrique has to make do without Burdisso and Osvaldo but has De Rossi available again: the Italy midfielder goes straight into the starting line-up
1' With Sneijder unavailable, the Nerazzurri coach gives Palombo his full debut just days after the midfielder signed for the club. Palombi will line up in the centre of midfield alongside Cambiasso while Zanetti and Obi start on the wings
1' It's a special occasion for Ranieri, who celebrates his 600th match in the dugout with Italian clubs: 269 wins, 186 draws and 144 defeats
1' Snow has been falling heavily on the capital over the last few days but the weather is better today so we can enjoy the match
1' This game finally got the go-ahead for a 15:00 kick-off today, having been moved twice because of the severe weather conditions in Rome: originally scheduled for Saturday at 20:45 it was first brought forward to Saturday afternoon (15:00) and then put back to Sunday
Minute Text commentary
47' Roma v Inter ends 4-0 to the hosts, with goals from Juan, Borini (2) and Bojan. The Nerazzurri remain on 36 points
45' We'll have 2 minutes of added time
44' 4-0 TO ROMA. Piscitella crosses for Bojan, who wriggles free of the Nerazzurri defence and shoots on the turn
41' An Inter free kick is taken by Palombo: Obi nods goalwards but Stekelenburg is there with safe hands
40' Juan is booked for a nasty sliding challenge on Faraoni
35' Roma's final substitution: Borini, scorer of a brace, goes off to be replaced by 18-year-old Piscitella, making his Serie A debut
30' Taddei is booked for scything Poli's legs away
28' Luis Enrique makes another change, bringing on Bojan for Lamela
25' Substitution for Roma: Gago makes way for Simplicio
25' Faraoni goes straight into the book
22' Ranieri makes his last change: Faraoni comes on for Maicon
20' Pjanic collects a return pass from Totti and shoots from the edge of the box, the ball deflects off Cordoba and goes behind
19' Lamela slides a pass in behind the back line for Pjanic to run onto, Julio Cesar is off his line to smother
16' Obi's low cross for Milito is cut out by De Rossi
15' A long ball for Obi to run onto, Stekelenburg rushes out and beats the midfielder to it
11' Maicon is shown a yellow card for a challenge from behind on Borini. The Brazilian will be suspended for the next game against Novara
9' De Rossi is booked
3' ROMA SCORE AGAIN. Juan hits a long ball for Borini, who beats the offside trap, shakes off Lucio's challenge and finishes. 3-0
1' The second half of Roma v Inter begins
1' Ranieri has made two half-time substitutions: Cordoba replaces Samuel and Poli comes on for Pazzini
Julio Cesar
Average rating 3.29
6 shots on target 2
2 shots off target 1
17 fouls committed 12
4 corners 3
1 offsides 0
40:38 ball possession 22:22
First match-up for Luis Enrique and Ranieri

This is the first time Luis Enrique and Claudio Ranieri have faced each other as coaches.

Luis Enrique vs Inter: 0-0 in reverse fixture

As a coach, Luis Enrique is taking on Inter in a competitive match for the second time, after the 0-0 in Milan on 17 September. As a player, Luis Enrique featured in Barcelona 3-0 Inter on 18 February 2003, in the second group phase of the 2002/03 Champions League: Luis Enrique played the last 9 minutes, replacing Saviola in the 81st minute.

Just one win for Ranieri at the Olimpico. Today his first match as ex-coach

This is the 18th time Ranieri has met Roma in competitive fixtures as a coach: so far there have been 8 wins for the current Nerazzurri coach, 6 draws and 3 wins for the Giallorossi. Ranieri has won just once at the Stadio Olimpico against Roma, in his last match as visiting coach: a 1-4 win with Juventus on 21 March 2009. In his other away games there, he has obtained 5 draws and 2 defeats.

600 times as coach in Italy for Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri will celebrate his 600th match as a coach in Italy today, in his first match against "his" Roma as an ex. His record stands at 269 wins, 186 draws and 144 defeats. He made his debut in the dugout on 23 August 1987, in Nola 3-0 Campania Puteolana in the Serie C Coppa Italia. In terms of competitions, his games are divided as follows: 348 in Serie A, 76 in Serie B, 56 in Serie C-1, 50 in Coppa Italia, 20 in Serie C Coppa Italia, 43 in European cup competitions and 6 in other competitive tournaments.

Three games without a win for Inter, no away goals in 216 minutes

Inter haven't won a match since 22 January, when they beat Lazio 2-1 at the San Siro in the league. Since then there have been 2 defeats (0-2 away to Napoli in Coppa Italia and 0-1 away to Lecce in the league) and 1 draw (4-4 at home against Palermo in Serie A). It is the longest run without a win since Ranieri took over. Inter have also gone 216 minutes without scoring away from home: their last away strike came on 15 January, Milito netting the only goal of the game in the 54th minute to win the derby 0-1. The Nerazzurri have failed to score in the remaining 36 minutes of that game plus the two matches lost to Napoli (0-2, Coppa Italia) and Lecce (0-1, Serie A).

Goals galore either side of the interval for Inter

Inter are joint top this season (together with Napoli) for the most goals scored at the end of the first half: between the 31st and the 45th minute (including added time) they have hit the net 8 times. In the 15-minute period after the break, the Nerazzurri have scored more than any other side in Serie A 2011/12: 9.

Under Luis Enrique Roma have always scored at home

Roma have scored at least once in each of their last 13 competitive fixtures played at home, hitting the target 26 times in total. The last time they drew a blank at the Stadio Olimpico was on 7 May in Serie A, when they drew 0-0 with AC Milan. With Luis Enrique at the helm, the Giallorossi have managed to score in every home game: since the Spaniard took over they have scored 23 goals in 12 matches.

Roma quick out of the blocks

Roma have hit the net more times in the opening 15 minutes of games than any other side in Serie A 2011/12: 8 so far.

De Rossi's goals against Inter

Daniele De Rossi has scored more goals in competitive fixtures against Inter than against any other team since he began his professional career: 6 of his 45 total goals. Julio Cesar is the goalkeeper De Rossi has put the most past (4).

A fair-play encounter

Inter are the team with the fewest yellow cards in Serie A this term: 31 bookings in 21 games to date. With 35 yellows, Roma have the second fewest (the same number as Napoli and Lazio).

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

ROMA - It couldn't have been a more disappointing return to Roma for Claudio Ranieri as the Giallorossi put four past Inter, who were unable to get their game together or find the necessary grit at the Olimpico. There was no reaction to Roma's goals: Juan broke the deadlock with a header, Borini grabbed a brace and Bojan rounded off the scoring in the 90th minute. Nerazzurri motionless, on the pitch and in the league table: they remain on 36 points.

FIRST HALF – This was Claudio Ranieri's first game against his former team Roma and also his 600th match as a coach at Italian clubs. He went with veteran central defensive pair Lucio and Samuel at the back in front of Julio Cesar and Maicon and Nagatomo as full-backs; a four-man midfield with Zanetti and Obi wide, Palombo making his full debut alongside Cambiasso in the centre; Milito and Pazzini up front.

The first chance of the match fell to Roma in the 5th minute as Borini latched onto a ball over the top and shot on the turn: wide. The Giallorossi had started strongly and were looking dangerous especially through Lamela. On 12 minutes Julio Cesar was called into action twice in a matter of seconds: first to deny Lamela following Totti's backheel, then to keep out Pjanic's effort. However, the Brazilian could do nothing a minute later, when Totti's corner was met in the air by Juan, the Brazilian leaping above the crowd to head Roma in front. Milito went looking for an equaliser after a quarter of an hour, setting off from the halfway line and nutmegging De Rossi before cutting inside and aiming for the far post, but Stekelenburg made the save. The Giallorossi kept up the pressure and on 27 minutes Totti collected a return ball from José Angel inside the box; however, the captain was unable to get his shot away. Luis Enrique's men were clearly on top. In the 32nd minute, Lamela connected with José Angel's high ball but could only loop his header over the bar. The Nerazzurri's second chance of game came after 37 minutes: Pazzini didn't trouble Stekelenburg with his header. Two minutes later Nagatomo was in a good position on the left of the area but drove a shot-cross well beyond the far post with Pazzini lurking. Roma doubled their lead four minutes before half time: De Rossi fed Pjanic, who chipped a ball into the area for Borini; the forward dribbled past Samuel and fired home with his right. After a minute's added time the first half ended 2-0 to Roma.

SECOND HALF – Claudio Ranieri made two half-time substitutions as he looked to shake the side up, with Cordoba coming on for Samuel and Poli for Pazzini. Yet just three minutes passed and Roma had a third, and Borini was again the scorer. Juan hoofed a long ball forward, Borini beat the offside trap and chested down, holding off Lucio, and finished from the centre of area. In the 62nd minute Cordoba and Julio Cesar read the opposition's move well and were able to cut out Totti as he bore down on goal. Pjanic had a chance a few minutes later but couldn't keep his effort down. Roma were still in control of the game and there was no sign of a reaction from the Nerazzurri throughout the second half. Bojan made it four in the 89th minute, bringing down a cross from Serie A debutant Piscitella and wriggling free of the Nerazzurri defenders before firing home from the edge of the box. Two minutes of added time were played before the referee blew the final whistle: Roma 4-0 Inter.

Roma 4-0 Inter (HT: 2-0)
Scorers: Juan 13, Borini 41 and 48, Bojan 89.

Roma: 24 Stekelenburg; 11 Taddei, 4 Juan, 5 Heinze, 3 José Angel; 19 Gago (Simplicio 70), 16 De Rossi, 15 Pjanic; 10 Totti; 8 Lamela (Bojan 73), 31 Borini (Piscitella 80);
Subs: 1 Lobont, 87 Rosi, 44 Kjaer, 23 Greco;
Coach: Luis Enrique.

Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon (Faraoni 67), 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel (Cordoba 46), 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 17 Palombo, 19 Cambiasso, 20 Obi; 7 Pazzini (Poli 46), 22 Milito;
Subs: 12 Castellazzi, 23 Ranocchia, 26 Chivu, 30 Castaignos;
Coach: Claudio Ranieri.

Referee: Andrea De Marco (Chiavari).
Booked: De Rossi 54, Maicon 56, Faraoni 70, Taddei 75, Juan 86.
Added time: 1+2 minutes.


starting lineups

Stekelenburg 1 Julio Cesar
Taddei 13 Maicon
Juan 6 Lucio
Heinze 25 Samuel
Josè Angel 55 Nagatomo
Gago 4 Zanetti
De Rossi 17 Palombo
Pjanic 19 Cambiasso
Totti 20 Obi
Lamela 7 Pazzini
Borini 22 Milito


Lobont 12 Castellazzi
Rosi 2 Cordoba
Kjaer 23 Ranocchia
Greco 26 Chivu
Simplicio 18 Poli
Bojan 37 Faraoni
Piscitella 30 Castaignos