Final score

21 April 2013 12:30

37' (2nd half) Rocchi
1 - 0
Referee: Antonio Damato / Linesmen: Passeri, Costanzo / Fourth official: La Rocca / Assistants: Di Bello, Fabbri
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45' The first half of Inter v Parma ends with no injury time added. 0-0
41' Jonathan for Zanetti. His pass to Rocchi is partially blocked by the Parma defence and ends up in Mirante's arms
38' Alvarez for Kuzmanovic who then finds Rocchi. The forward doesn't get there, but Schelotto does. His shot is blocked by Benalouane
35' Kuzmanovic with a cross from the left. Lucarelli slides in before Rocchi to clear
34' Marchionni with an attempt from distance. The ball goes wide of Handanovic's post
29' Valdes from long range with a right-footer. The ball smacks the crossbar with Handanovic beaten
28' Handanovic blocks Parolo's long-distance shot for a corner
28' Sansone gets free from Ranocchia and shoots. Handanovic drops low to block it
26' Rocchi to Alvarez. His left-footed shot is blocked by the Parma defence
21' A chance for Parma through Belfodil on a counterattack. Zanetti closes it down
19' Rocchi picks out Alvarez. His shot is deflected out for a corner
17' Juan Jesus takes a free kick that falls to Schelotto in the box. He hits his shot straight at Mirante who saves
13' Gobbi crosses from the left. Zanetti closes down to give away a corner, which is punched away by Handanovic
11' Jonathan crosses low in the box for Rocchi who however does not manage to control the ball
7' Jonathan tries to dribble his way forward but is foiled by Gobbi
5' Alvarez looks deep for Jonathan but the pass is blocked
4' Kuzmanovic has a crack from distance. The shot goes just over the bar
3' Handanovic handles the shot from Benalouane with no problems
1' Welcome to the San Siro. All is ready for Inter v Parma
1' Here's the kick-off. Inter v Parma is now underway
1' Alvarez will support Rocchi up top
1' Zanetti and Schelotto on the flanks in midfield, with Kuzmanovic and Kovacic in the middle
1' Handanovic in goal. A 4-man defence of Jonathan, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus and Pereira
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48' After 3 minutes of injury time the match ends: Inter 1-0 Parma. Rocchi bags his 101st goal in the Serie A
48' Benalouane crosses for Biabiany but his header goes wide to the left of Handanovic
45' The referee adds 3 minutes of injury time
44' Zanetti with a right-footed shot that finishes wide to the right of Mirante
41' A substitution for Parma: Galloppa takes the place of Marchionni
39' Inter make a substitution: Chivu comes on for Rocchi
37' GOAL INTER: Jonathan crosses from the right and Rocchi sweeps the ball home from inside the box. Inter 1-0 Parma
32' Amauri is shown the yellow card for his protests
32' The Nerazzurri make a substitution, sending on Garritano for Schelotto
31' One-on-one with Biabiany, Handanovic pulls off a big save
30' Alvarez crosses from the right for Rocchi but the ball is easily gathered by Mirante
28' Valdes passes to Amauri. His right-footer from distance goes high over the bar
28' Parma go to the bench and send on Santacroce for Coda
25' Amauri traps the ball with his chest and picks out Sansone whose shot finishes off target
24' Alvarez wins the ball and finds Kuzmanovic. His cross passes through the box untouched
18' Rocchi connects with Kovacic's cross in the box. The ball goes just wide of Mirante's post
16' Pereira sends a low cross into the box that Coda closes down
15' Benalouane's left-footed attempt is an easy save for Handanovic
10' Rocchi attempts a left-footer from distance that finishes wide of Mirante's post
8' Lucarelli's cross for Marchionni is overhit and ends up in the arms of Handanovic
5' Valdes booked for an ugly foul on Kovacic
4' Pereira shown a yellow card for a foul on Biabiany
2' Rocchi crosses for Kuzmanovic. He centres the ball for Schelotto who is whistled for offside
1' Parma begin the half with Biabiany on in the place of Belfodil
1' The 2nd half of Inter v Parma kicks off with no subs made by the Nerazzurri
Average rating 6.46
4 shots on target 4
5 shots off target 6
8 fouls committed 12
4 corners 7
4 offsides 2
51% ball possession 49%
Handanovic set to clock up 300 in Italy

Samir Handanovic will make his 300th competitive appearance in Italian football if he plays today. Since making his debut in a nine-goal Coppa Italia bonanza (Lecce 4-5 Udinese) on 20 November 2004, the Slovene shotstopper has turned out 299 times for Udinese, Treviso, Lazio and Rimini: 215 games in Serie A, 39 in Serie B, 13 in the Coppa Italia and 32 in European competitions.

One blank for Inter in 21 San Siro outings

Inter have failed to hit the net on just one occasion in their last 21 matches at the Stadio Meazza: Bologna left Milan with a 0-1 victory on 10 March. In the other 20 games in that periods, Stramaccioni's charges have banged in a total of 41 goals.

Parma misfiring for 205 minutes overall; 270 minutes away

Roberto Donadoni's side haven't scored since 30 March when they beat Pescara 3-0 in Serie A, Amauri netting Parma's third in the 65th minute. 205 goalless minutes have passed since then: the remaining 25 in that game plus the two league fixtures against Siena (0-0 away) and Udinese (0-3 at home). Parma's last goal on the road came on 15 February, in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of AC Milan. Sansone struck a 90th minute consolation for the visitors. Three away games – 270 minutes in total – have followed since then without a Gialloblu player getting on the score sheet: at Sampdoria (1-0), Roma (2-0) and Siena (0-0).

Parma winless at Inter since 1999

Parma have traditionally had a hard time of things against Inter at the Meazza. Today's visitors have registered just two victories in their last 25 visits, both of which came in the 1998/99 season: 0-2 (Coppa Italia) and 1-3 (Serie A). The Gialloblu have gone 14 games without triumphing in this fixture: nine defeats (all six of the last six) and five draws.

No luck for Stramaccioni against Donadoni, Inter coach playing at home for first time

Andrea Stramaccioni has lost both previous match-ups with Roberto Donadoni, the current Parma coach making home advantage count on both occasions: 3-1 last season and 1-0 in November 2012.

wins(15) draws(10) defeats(2)
MILAN – Victory for the Nerazzurri finally arrived in front of their home fans at the San Siro. Tommaso Rocchi provided the game-winner with his second goal for Inter, which also happened to be his 101st in the Serie A.

The first half ended scoreless after an excellent start for the Nerazzurri. In the second half Inter took the lead through Rocchi in minute 82 when Jonathan gathered Kovacic’s ball on the right and crossed towards the penalty spot, where the Inter forward swept it past a wrong-footed Mirante. The match also saw a great performance from Handanovic, who was once again decisive with his saves.

Inter 1-0 Parma (HT: 0-0)
Scorer: Rocchi 82.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 42 Jonathan, 23 Ranocchia, 40 Juan Jesus, 31 Pereira; 4 Zanetti, 10 Kovacic, 17 Kuzmanovic, 7 Schelotto (Garritano 77); 11 Alvarez; 18 Rocchi (Chivu 84).
Unused subs: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 6 Silvestre, 24 Benassi, 25 Samuel, 28 Pasa, 45 Forte, 60 Belloni, 62 Ferrara.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Parma: 83 Mirante; 31 Coda (Santacroce 73), 28 Benalouane, 6 Lucarelli, 18 Gobbi; 32 Marchionni (Galloppa 86), 10 Valdes, 16 Parolo; 9 Belfodil (Biabiany 46), 11 Amauri, 21 Sansone.
Unused subs: 1 Pavarini, 91 Bajza, 2 Ampuero, 4 Morrone, 5 Mesbah, 14 Strasser, 19 Boniperti, 20 Cerri, 87 Rosi.
Coach: Roberto Donadoni.

Referee: Antonio Damato (Barletta)

Booked: Pereira 49, Valdes 50.
Added time: 0 + 3 minutes.
Attendance: 42,572.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 83 Mirante
Zanetti 4 6 Lucarelli
Schelotto 7 9 Belfodil
Kovacic 10 10 Valdes
Alvarez 11 11 Amauri
Kuzmanovic 17 16 Parolo
Rocchi 18 18 Gobbi
Ranocchia 23 21 Sansone
Pereira 31 28 Benalouane
Jesus 40 31 Coda
Jonathan 42 32 Marchionni


Belec 27 1 Pavarini
Carrizo 30 91 Bajza
Silvestre 6 2 Ampuero
Benassi 24 4 Morrone
Samuel 25 5 Mesbah
Chivu 26 7 Biabiany
Pasa 28 8 Galloppa
Belloni 60 13 Santacroce
Garritano 61 14 Strasser
Ferrara 62 19 Boniperti
20 Cerri
87 Rosi