Final score

2 September 2012 20:45

46' Cassano
1 - 3
36' (2nd half) Marquinho
22' (2nd half) Osvaldo
15' Florenzi
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Preti, Marzaloni / Fourth official: Di Fiore / Assistants: Mazzoleni, Romeo
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Minute Text commentary
48' The three minutes of added time are over. It's all square between Inter and Roma at the interval
46' INTER ARE LEVEL! Cassano collects Sneijder's ball, turns and shoots, it comes off Burdisso, loops up and drops in at the far post. 1-1
45' Bergonzi has awarded 3 minutes of added time
41' Cassano puts the ball onto Sneijder's head but the Dutchman is off target
40' Milito is picked out in the box and manages to get his shot away, Burdisso slides in to make the block
38' Nagatomo tries his luck but fails to hit the target
35' Stekelenburg blocks Gargano's cross
34' Guarin's cross is met in the air by Pereira: the Uruguayan's header comes off Florenzi's head
33' Sneijder lobs a ball over the top for Cassano, but the forward is offside
32' De Rossi has picked up a knock and can't continue: Marquinho comes on to replace him
29' Sneijder fires in a low cross towards the near post from the left, Milito stabs wide
28' Ranocchia towers high to head clear from Totti's free kick
27' Following a corner, Pereira crosses for Ranocchia but De Rossi beats him to it
25' Zanetti blocks Florenzi's progress down the left flank
22' Stekelenburg puts Sneijder's effort out for a corner
20' Inter have the ball in the back of the net but Milito was clearly offside in the build-up
16' A long ball is played into the box for Milito, Stekelenburg manages to palm the ball clear as Milito tries to go round him
16' Destro goes into the book after upending Nagatomo from behind
15' Roma take the lead through youngster Florenzi, who heads home Totti's cross
14' Stekelenburg gets a hand on Pereira's cross
13' Castellazzi comes out to smother the ball as Silvestre shields it from Osvaldo
12' Great defending by Ranocchia to thwart Osvaldo
7' Osvaldo has a sight on goal but skews his effort well wide
4' Nagatomo times his challenge perfectly to cut out an attempted break by Destro down the right
2' De Rossi tries his luck from some way out: it flies high over the bar
1' A very warm welcome to the Stadio Meazza, where we're almost ready for tonight's Serie A Week 2 match between Inter and Roma
1' Roma get the game started. FORZA INTER!!!
1' A minute's silence is held in memory of Cardinal Martini
1' Alvaro Pereira makes his debut tonight
1' Nerazzurri new boy Pereira lines up alongside Gargano and Guarin in midfield. Sneijder and Cassano will be looking to provide the bullets for Milito up front
1' Stramaccioni opts for Silvestre and Ranocchia as his centre-back pairing in front of Castellazzi, while Zanetti and Nagatomo start in the full-back berths
Minute Text commentary
48' After three minutes of added time, the games ends Inter 1, Roma 3
47' Stekelenburg turns Sneijder's shot round the post
46' Osvaldo is booked for handball: it's his second yellow so the red follows. Roma will see out the game with 10 men
45' Three minutes of stoppage time
44' Palacio connects with Sneijder's free kick but nods wide of Stekelenburg's goal
43' Lamela tries to slide through for Totti but it's mishit and goes out
42' A useful ball forward for Palacio runs out of play behind the goal-line
40' After the Giallorossi rear guard half-clear, Cambiasso's snapshot from outside the box is deflected wide by Castan
39' Guarin crosses from the right: Stekelenburg makes it his
36' Roma score a third. Osvaldo lobs into the box for Marquinho, who controls before rifling home off the near post from an impossible angle
33' Tachtsidis tries to lob Castellazzi from outside the box: over the bar
32' Stekelenburg is booked for time wasting
31' Lamela tries to pick out Marquinho but overhits his cross
31' Coutinho comes on in place of Gargano
29' Silvestre's attempted clearance hits Florenzi, who slices his effort from a great position
26' Roma make another change: Lamela comes on for Destro
24' Sneijder whips in a free kick, Tachtsidis beats Milito to it and clears
22' Roma go 2-1 up: Totti threads a first-time ball for Osvaldo, who chips over the advancing Castellazzi
21' Pereira is struggling: Cambiasso comes on to replace him
20' Osvaldo is booked
18' Destro sends in a dangerous-looking ball: Silvestre puts behind for a corner with a diving header
17' Sneijder shoots over
17' Guarin centres for Palacio but Burdisso wins the header
16' Osvaldo is flagged for offside
14' Guarin tries to curl one inside the far post: Stekelenburg turns it around the post at full stretch
13' Piris denies Milito, who was free on the left
12' Destro is in with a chance as he latches onto a long ball inside the area: Guarin slides in and concedes a corner
12' Stekelenburg leaps to claim Sneijder's corner
11' Zeman makes a substitution: Balzaretti makes way for Taddei
11' Milito slides a low cross from the left into the box for Palacio, Burdisso nips in and puts it behind for a corner
10' Guarin has another sight at goal: Castan charges down the Colombian's attempt
9' Totti sends a long ball up for Marquinho but it's a touch too heavy and Castellazzi is out to claim it
7' Guarin finds space for the shot but can't keep it down
6' Stramaccioni shakes up his strike force by replacing Cassano with Palacio
5' Osvaldo gets a lucky deflection inside the box and goes for goal: the ball sails high
4' Ranocchia makes a fantastic interception to block a powerful effort from Osvaldo
3' Tachtsidis feeds Osvaldo inside the area: his left-footer is poor
2' Ranocchia picks up a yellow card for a foul on Marquinho
1' The second half is underway
Average rating 4.71
6 shots on target 3
15 shots off target 9
17 fouls committed 17
11 corners 2
6 offsides 4
53% ball possession 47%
wins(48) draws(29) defeats(16)

MILAN - Inter's first 2012/13 Serie A match at the Meazza ended in disappointment as Roma beat the Nerazzurri 3-1.

The first meeting between Andrea Stramaccioni and Zdenek Zeman saw the youngest and the oldest coaches in Serie A sharing the honours at the interval: Florenzi opened the scoring but Cassano pegged the visitors back on the stroke of half time. After the break Totti claimed his second assist of the game by supplying Osvaldo to restore Roma's lead, before Marquinho added a third late on.

FIRST HALF – Stramaccioni gave a full debut to Alvaro Pereira and the Uruguayan started in midfield alongside Guarin and Gargano. Milito led the line with Sneijder and Cassano in support. Meanwhile, Destro was making his debut for Roma in a three-man attack alongside Totti and Osvaldo.

A minute's silence was held in memory of the late Cardinal Martini before kick-off.

The game began at a high tempo as Nagatomo ran an early duel with Destro. The Japanese full-back came out on top both on the wing (4 minutes) and on the edge of the box (6), earning a roar of approval from the Meazza crowd. Roma began aggressively and Osvaldo almost muscled his way past Silvestre in the 13th minute, but the defender did enough to hold off the striker and allow Castellazzi to collect.

The visitors took the lead after a quarter of an hour: Totti's cross found Florenzi free in the box and the youngster nodded past Castellazzi into the far corner.

Inter tried to hit back immediately and it looked good when Milito was put clean through on goal, only for Stekelenburg to stick out a hand as the Argentine tried to skip past him.

Sneijder found the Prince with a 29th-minute corner but Balzaretti blocked the striker's path – illegitimately according to Milito. However, the ref saw nothing wrong with it.

A foot injury forced De Rossi to come off early, with Marquinho replacing him.

In the 35th minute Burdisso seemed to handball Cassano's cross in the box but replays showed it hit his chest.

Then, on 38 minutes, Nagatomo tried to go it alone and he did well to work his way into the box but could only lift his attempt over the bar.

We were already into first-half injury time when Cassano decided to open his Nerazzurri account: picking up Sneijder's cross, he turned away from Castan inside the box and unleashed a right-footer which took a deflection off Burdisso and spun onto the far corner of the goal.

SECOND HALF – The sides emerged from the dressing-rooms unchanged. Roma had a couple of chances to regain the lead as first Tachtsidis then Destro provided decent service for Osvaldo, but the Italo-Argentine failed to make the most of either.

On 55 minutes Palacio, having taken over from Cassano, shook off the challenge of Piris and fed Guarin, who charged forward and fired over the bar under pressure from Castan. Minutes later Guaro was on the prowl again and went one better, this time forcing a save out of Stekelenburg.

Totti then served up the killer pass for Roma's second, his perfectly weighted ball providing Osvaldo with the opportunity to chip the onrushing Castellazzi from the edge of the box. 1-2 to Roma.

Florenzi could have made it three in the 74th minute but instead it was Marquinho who did so 7 minutes later: Osvaldo scooped a pass into the box for the Brazilian to bring down and drill past Castellazzi at the near post from a tight angle.

Inter were unable to find a route back into the game and, after three minutes of added time, Bergonzi called a halt to proceedings.

INTER 1-3 ROMA (HT: 1-1)
: Florenzi 15, Cassano 45+1, Osvaldo 67, Marquinho 81.

Inter: 12 Castellazzi; 4 Zanetti, 6 Silvestre, 23 Ranocchia, 55 Nagatomo; 14 Guarin, 21 Gargano (Coutinho 76), 31 Pereira (Cambiasso 66); 10 Sneijder; 99 Cassano (Palacio 51), 22 Milito.
Unused subs
: 27 Belec, 32 Cincilla, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 88 Livaja.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Roma: 24 Stekelenburg; 23 Piris, 29 Burdisso, 5 Castan, 42 Balzaretti (Taddei 66); 77 Tachtsidis, 16 De Rossi (Marquinho 77), 48 Florenzi; 22 Destro (Lamela 71), 9 Osvaldo, 10 Totti.
Unused subs: 1 Lobont, 55 Svedkauskas, 3 Marquinhos, 15 Pjanic, 17 Lopez, 26 Tallo, 46 Romagnoli.
Coach: Zdenek Zeman.

Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Genoa).
Booked: Destro 16, Guarin 33, Ranocchia 47, Osvaldo 65, 90+1, Stekelenburg 77.
Sent off: Osvaldo 90+1.
Attendance: 43,385.

starting lineups

Castellazzi 12 Stekelenburg
Zanetti 4 Castan
Silvestre 6 Osvaldo
Ranocchia 23 Totti
Nagatomo 55 De Rossi
Guarin 14 Destro
Gargano 21 Piris
Pereira 31 Burdisso
Sneijder 10 Balzaretti
Cassano 99 Florenzi
Milito 22 Tachtsidis


Belec 27 Lobont
Cincilla 32 Svedkauskas
Coutinho 7 Marquinhos
Palacio 8 Marquinho
Cambiasso 19 Lamela
Samuel 25 Taddei
Jesus 40 Pjanic
Duncan 41 Lopez
Jonathan 42 Tallo
Livaja 88 Romagnoli