Final score

20 January 2013 20:45

22' Totti (P)
1 - 1
46' Palacio
Referee: Daniele Orsato / Linesmen: Di Liberatore, Manganelli / Fourth official: Iannello / Assistants: Damato, Romeo
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Minute Text commentary
46' Roma 1-1 Inter at the interval. Palacio's finish on the stroke of half time cancelled out Totti's opener from the spot
46' GOAL FOR INTER! Guarin does brilliantly to hold off 3 players as he charges to the byline and pull back for Palacio to fire past Goicoechea
45' One minute of added time to be played
44' De Rossi is shown a yellow card after fouling Gargano in midfield
42' Osvaldo receives a caution for a foul on Pereira
41' Inter close again! Guarin sends in a free kick, Ranocchia connects but then Chivu can't get the vital touch and Roma hoof the ball clear
39' Juan Jesus rises above the crowd and heads wide of the post
39' Another chance for Livaja: it's deflected out for a corner
38' Osvaldo's effort from the edge of the box goes just wide
37' INTER HIT THE POST! Livaja chests the ball down and instinctively clips it goalwards: the ball rattles off the inside of the upright and out
36' Guarin dons his shooting boots but hits the shot over
35' Lamela's angled strike fizzes wide of Handanovic's right-hand post
33' Palacio bends a shot into the stands
33' Ranocchia whips in a cross, Goicoechea gets a hand to it and Inter have a corner
32' De Rossi's speculative drive from all of 40 yards flies miles over
29' Osvaldo spanks a powerful effort at goal from outside the box, it sails over the bar
27' Palacio nods a corner on to Ranocchia: Goicoechea makes the save
26' Florenzi lets fly from the edge of the box: wide
23' Lamela is booked for a foul on Pereira
22' GOAL FOR ROMA - Totti sends Handanovic the wrong way from the spot
20' A contentious penalty is awarded to Roma for a foul by Ranocchia on Bradley
16' Balzaretti whips in a cross from the left, Juan Jesus is well positioned and makes the clearance
11' Osvaldo is flagged for offside after collecting Totti's through ball
10' Nagatomo cuts into the box and shoots: he snatches at it and Goicoechea makes a fairly comfortable save
7' Lamela gets a sight on goal but can't keep his shot down
5' Roma looking lively in these opening stages. First Totti is played in on the left of the area and slides the ball across the six-yard box without finding a team-mate, then Florenzi's long-range effort is off target
4' Early chance for the hosts. Lamela swings a ball into the box for Osvaldo but it's just a fraction too high and it runs out of play
1' Welcome to the Stadio Olimpico for live commentary of tonight's match between Roma and Inter
1' We're under way here at the Olimpico as Roma take the kick-off. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Young striker Livaja starts up front alongside Palacio
1' Gargano partners Zanetti in the engine room with Nagatomo and Pereira on the flanks, Guarin slightly further ahead in the hole
1' Stramaccioni has selected a three-man backline of Ranocchia, Chivu and Juan Jesus in front of Handanovic's goal
Minute Text commentary
44' 3 minutes of added time
44' Guarin makes himself a yard of space and unleashes a shot from distance that goes wide
39' Final change for Inter: Gargano makes way for Mudingayi
39' Super save from Handanovic! Lamela bends one in towards the far post, the keeper is equal to it and pushes out for a corner
36' Roma substitution: Destro comes on for Totti
35' Piris has another chance after being picked out by Balzaretti. This time he goes for power but again fails to find the target, blasting his effort over the bar
34' Bradley threads the ball through for Piris on the overlap, but the full-back's weak effort trickles wide
33' Handanovic is booked for taking too long over a goal kick
32' Inter create another chance: Guarin feints to shoot then tries to slip it through to Rocchi but is closed down
31' Juan Jesus brings down Lamela and is shown a yellow card
30' Palacio is in a good position after collecting Gargano's pass but the flag is up
28' Stramaccioni makes another change: Rocchi enters the fray as Livaja comes off
26' Livaja finds an angle and drills in a low effort, which is deflected wide for a corner
23' Zeman brings on Perrotta for Florenzi
22' Piris' cross from the right is caught by Handanovic
18' Chivu is cautioned for a tactical foul on Bradley
17' Inter break forward on the counter, Livaja finds Guarin and the Colombian looks to play in Palacio behind the defence but overhits his pass. Goicoechea smothers the ball
15' Guarin attempts a 30-yarder: it sails over
12' Inter substitution: Obi replaces Nagatomo
12' Pereira's low delivery from the left picks out Livaja inside the box and the youngster attempts an audacious backheel which is blocked. Corner to Inter
9' Piris curls a shot goalwards from distance, Handanovic gathers comfortably at the second attempt
6' Superb goalkeeping from Handanovic: the Slovene races off his line to take the ball away from Osvaldo's feet, then closes down Totti from the follow-up and concedes a corner
5' Pereira goes into the book after clipping Marquinhos
1' The second period has started here at the Olimpico
1' Half-time change for Roma: Tachtsidis comes on for De Rossi
Average rating 5.93
3 shots on target 2
13 shots off target 14
10 fouls committed 14
5 corners 8
2 offsides 6
59% ball possession 41%
Previous Roma v Inter meetings

The record in previous games between these two sides in the capital stands at 37 Roma wins, 22 draws and 29 Inter victories.

Zeman v Stramaccioni

Zdenek Zeman and Andrea Stramaccioni will sit in opposite dugouts for the second time this evening: their only previous meeting came when Roma left San Siro with a 3-1 win on 2 September earlier this season.

Zeman's poor record against Inter

Zeman's overall record against the Nerazzurri is not particularly good. The current Giallorossi coach has crossed paths with Inter 23 times while in charge of various clubs but has had just three wins, as well as nine draws and 11 defeats.

Daniele Orsato to officiate

The referee for tonight's Week 21 fixture is Daniele Orsato, from the Schio section. He has taken charge of 12 Roma matches before today (W5, D4, L3 the Giallorossi's results) and 17 Inter games (W11, D3, L3).

No scoreless draws for either side in 2012/13

Inter and Roma are the only two teams who have not played out a goalless stalemate in the 2012/13 Serie A campaign so far. The Nerazzurri's last 0-0 came 25 league games ago, away to Fiorentina on 22 April 2012.

All or nothing for Roma and Inter in 2012/13

Inter and Roma are two of the three sides (along with Pescara) to have drawn the fewest games this season - just two each.

Nine months since last away draw for Inter

Inter have not drawn any of their last 18 Serie A encounters away from Milan. They have won 11 times and lost seven since the 0-0 in Florence in the 2011/12 season. Inter are one of four teams yet to share the spoils in an away fixture this term – the others are Bologna, Chievo Verona and Roma.

Stramaccioni returns to the Olimpico as an ex

Andrea Stramaccioni is facing his former club for the second time since moving up north from the capital, having spent five years in the Giallorossi youth academy from 2005/06 to 2010/11. Today will be his first time at the Stadio Olimpico against Roma.

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

ROME – The challenge at the Stadio Olimpico – the first of two over a four-day period between the teams – ended as a 1-1 draw.

It began as an uphill battle for the Nerazzurri’s defence as the chances fell to the Giallorossi. On 22 minutes Roma took the lead thanks to a spot kick from Totti for a penalty that was unjustly awarded when Bradley looked to make contact with a sliding Ranocchia. Roma continued to pose a threat while Inter sought to fight back. On 37 minutes Livaja’s volley rattled the post after his elegant control. The Nerazzurri came back to life and in the one minute of injury time bagged the equaliser: Guarin shot, recovered his rebound in the box and then slipped the ball to Palacio to side-foot into the net.

At the start of the second half Osvaldo wasted a golden opportunity when his poor touch gave the ball to Handanovic, who then made a miraculous save to deny Totti. The Nerazzurri goalkeeper kept the door locked when Piris came knocking moments later. Both teams were pursuing the goal worth the three points, and Handanovic turned away a wicked shot from Lamela in the 84th minute. The match ended 1-1, leaving Inter with 39 points in the standings.

Roma 1-1 Inter (HT: 1-1)
Scorers: Totti 22 (pen), Palacio 46.

Roma: 13 Goicoechea; 23 Piris, 3 Marquinhos, 5 Castan, 42 Balzaretti; 48 Florenzi (Perrotta 68), 16 De Rossi (Tachtsidis 46), 4 Bradley; 8 Lamela, 9 Osvaldo, 10 Totti (Destro 81).
Unused subs: 24 Stekelenburg, 1 Lobont, 7 Marquinho, 11 Taddei, 15 Pjanic, 27 Dodô, 29 Burdisso.
Coach: Zdenek Zeman.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 26 Chivu, 40 Juan Jesus; 55 Nagatomo (Obi 57), 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano (Mudingayi 84), 31 Pereira; 14 Guarin; 8 Palacio, 88 Livaja (Rocchi 73).
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 77 Di Gennaro, 6 Silvestre, 17 Mariga, 19 Cambiasso, 24 Benassi, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan, 82 Bessa.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Referee: Daniele Orsato (Schio).

Booked: Lamela 23, Ranocchia 21, Osvaldo 42, De Rossi 44, Pereira 50, Chivu 63, Juan Jesus 76, Handanovic 78, Rocchi 90.
Added time: 1 + 3 minutes.

starting lineups

Goicoechea 1 Handanovic
Piris 23 Ranocchia
Marquinhos 26 Chivu
Castan 40 Jesus
Balzaretti 55 Nagatomo
Bradley 4 Zanetti
De Rossi 21 Gargano
Florenzi 31 Pereira
Lamela 14 Guarin
Osvaldo 8 Palacio
Totti 88 Livaja


Stekelenburg 27 Belec
Lobont 77 Di Gennaro
Marquinho 6 Silvestre
Taddei 16 Mudingayi
Pjanic 17 Mariga
Perrotta 18 Rocchi
Destro 19 Cambiasso
Dodò 20 Obi
Burdisso 24 Benassi
Tachtsidis 41 Duncan
42 Jonathan
82 Bessa