Final score

17 April 2013 20:45

35' (2nd half) Alvarez
22' Jonathan
2 - 3
29' (2nd half) Torosidis
24' (2nd half) Destro
10' (2nd half) Destro
Referee: Mauro Bergonzi / Linesmen: Niccolai, Di Fiore / Fourth official: Giannoccaro
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45' No added time, after 45 minutes here at the Meazza it's Inter 1-0 Roma. Jonathan's goal separates the sides
45' Incredible save by Handanovic! Destro lays off for Florenzi, the youngster strikes it firmly from inside the box but the keeper plunges to his right and turns it round the post one-handed
42' Marquinhos has a go but his shot finishes well wide
41' Schelotto tries to play in Rocchi but gets too much on it and the ball runs behind
36' Juan Jesus unleashes a left-footer from range, his effort fizzing inches wide of Stekelenburg's left-hand upright
34' Handanovic prevents a near certain goal by hurling himself at Destro just as the striker pulls the trigger from a few yards out
33' Marquinhos smacks a vicious drive at goal from some way out, it takes a deflection off the Nerazzurri rearguard and Roma have a corner
31' Alvarez sends over a cross from the right but it runs behind for a goal kick
28' De Rossi knocks a ball up for Destro but it's a tad overhit and the striker can't reach it
26' Jonathan gets forward again with a great run but Castan is well placed to mop up for the visitors
24' Schelotto finds Rocchi, whose acrobatic effort is saved low by Stekelenburg
22' GOAL FOR INTER! A flowing one-touch move ends with Rocchi backheeling for Jonathan to fire past Stekelenburg. Fantastic stuff from Inter
16' Totti picks out Destro in a promising position but the striker is flagged for offside
12' Marquinho finds Florenzi on the edge of the box but Kuzmanovic closes the door on him
10' Another timely challenge: Florenzi slides in to stop Alvarez making his way into the area
10' De Rossi makes a perfectly timed interception to stop Zanetti on the edge of the box
8' Kovacic drives forward towards the Roma area but his path is blocked by Castan
7' Another ball is played into the box for Destro, Ranocchia again beats him to it
5' Totti's free kick is hit too centrally and easily saved by Handaovic
4' Florenzi collects the ball on the left of the box and centres for Marquinho, Handanovic flings himself between the ball and the lurking Giallorossi midfielder
3' Ranocchia heads clear a ball aimed for Destro
1' Welcome to the Stadio Meazza, where we're all set for tonight's Coppa Italia semi-final second leg between Inter and Roma
1' Roma take the opening kick-off and we're under way
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49' The Giallorossi book their place in the Coppa Italia final against city rivals Lazio
49' After four minutes of stoppage time, the game ends Inter 2-3 Roma
45' Four minutes of added time
42' Final substitution for Inter: Belloni replaces Ranocchia
41' Jonathan earns himself a yellow card for a clumsy challenge on Dodo'
40' Alvarez passes to Benassi, whose shot takes a deflection. Corner to Inter
38' Dodo' finds Totti but the Giallorossi skipper's long-range effort flies wide of Handanovic's goal
37' Kovacic smashes a swerving effort just wide of Stekelenburg's goal from range
35' Goal for Inter: Alvarez finds space on the edge of the box and hits a low drive which rolls into the corner helped by a deflection
31' Roma make another change: Lamela makes way for Taddei
29' Goal for Roma: Torosidis thumps a dipping shot from the edge of the box that beats Handanovic. Inter 1-3 Roma
28' Nerazzurri substitution: Forte comes on for Kuzmanovic
25' Roma change: Destro is replaced by Dodo'
24' Roma have a second: De Rossi to Balzaretti, whose low centre finds Destro and the striker sidefoots home
22' Torosidis clips the ball into the centre of the box, Ranocchia clears
19' Stramaccioni brings on Benassi for Schelotto
16' Juan Jesus is cautioned for a challenge from behind on Destro
10' Roma have an equaliser: Marquinhos threads a ball in behind the defence and Destro scoops it over the onrushing Handanovic
9' Torosidis, finding himself all alone on the right-hand side of the box, draws his leg back but finds The Wall blocking the ball's path when he releases
7' Handanovic takes to performing sweeper duties, racing out of the area to beat Marquinho to the ball and clear
3' De Rossi's attempt from distance comes off Marquinho and goes behind
2' Destro picks out Totti, who takes aim from 25 yards out: wide
1' The second half is up and running
1' Andreazzoli has made a change during the break: Balzaretti comes on for Florenzi
Average rating 5.34
4 shots on target 7
5 shots off target 5
13 fouls committed 7
3 corners 5
0 offsides 2
48% ball possession 52%
Inter v Roma, the most common final in the history of the Coppa

From 1922 to the present day, Inter v Roma is the most common final in the history of the Coppa Italia. The two teams have faced each other 5 times in the trophy match of the competition. In 2004/05 the title went to Inter, who won 2-0 in Rome and then 1-0 at the San Siro in the return leg. In 2005/06 the Nerazzurri repeated with a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg and a 3-1 win in Milan. 2006/07 brought revenge for the Giallorossi with a 6-2 victory in the first leg followed by a painless 1-2 loss at the Meazza in the return. Roma triumphed again in 2007/08 (2-1 in the single match in Rome), and in 2009/10 the title went to Inter (1-0 in the single match, again in Rome).

Inter v Roma fixture in 8 out of last 9 tournaments

In the last 9 editions of the Coppa Italia, Inter and Roma have met 8 times in the competition. Only in the 2011/12 season did the Nerazzurri and Giallorossi fail to face each other.

The team that advances takes the cup

Inter have not lost a home match of the Coppa Italia since 12 December 2002 when Bari came away as 2-1 winners in the round of 16. Since then the home record for the Nerazzurri in the following 29 games of the competition is 23 wins and 6 draws.

Inter held scoreless at home only once in last 20 competitive games

Inter have failed to score only one time in their last 20 home matches. This occurred last 10 March in the Serie A in a 0-1 home loss to Bologna. In the remaining 19 challenges the Nerazzurri have found the net a total of 39 times.

Roma without a 4-victory run since 2003

Roma are coming off of 3 consecutive wins in the Coppa Italia: 3-0 at home to Atalanta, 1-0 away to Fiorentina (after extra time) and 2-1 at home to Inter. The last match the Giallorossi failed to win in the competition took place on 24 January 2012 with a 0-3 loss away to Juventus. Should the Giallorossi win today and make it 4 victories in a row, it would be necessary to go back to the period of January to April 2003 to find a similar winning streak, when they surpassed Vicenza (2-1 away and 6-3 at home) and Lazio (2-1 away and 1-0 at home).

Andreazzoli: 100 professional appearances as a coach

Aurelio Andreazzoli today celebrates his 100th match as a coach in his professional career. The current 99 appearances – collected at the helm of Massese, Tempio, Alessandria and Roma – are divided as follows: 9 in the Serie A, 45 in C-1, 31 in C-2, 8 in the Coppa Italia and 6 in other competitions. Andreazzoli’s official debut as a professional coach goes back to 21 August 1994: Massese 0-0 Livorno in the Serie C Coppa Italia. His record in these 99 games is 26 wins, 32 draws and 41 defeats.

Ex-Roma coach Stramaccioni winless against former team

Andrea Stramaccioni has faced Roma 3 times and has yet to win, with a record of 1 draw and 2 losses. All of these matches saw their share of goals, with 3 scored by Inter and 6 by Roma. Stramaccioni is a former Roma coach, where he spent time at their youth academy from 2005/06 to 2010/11. During this period he won 1 league title with the Giovanissimi Professionisti (Roma, 2006/07), 1 league title with the Allievi Nazionali (Roma, 2009/10) and 1 Città di Arco Allievi trophy (Roma, 2009/10).

wins(9) draws(1) defeats(2)

MILAN – Inter were beaten 2-3 at the Meazza by Roma in tonight's semi-final return leg, with the Giallorossi securing their place in the Coppa Italia final having won the first leg 2-1.

Inter took the lead in the 22nd minute through Jonathan, drafted into the starting line-up at the last minute after Cambiasso was forced to withdraw. Rocchi and Jonathan combined with a delightful one-two before the Brazilian completed the move by drilling firmly into the far corner. On the stroke of half time, Handanovic pulled off a blinding save to deny Florenzi.

Roma got themselves level ten minutes after the restart when Lamela threaded a pass through for Destro and the striker dinked it delicately over Handanovic. The visitors added a second in the 69th minute. De Rossi picked out Balzaretti on the left of the box and the full-back's first-time ball found Destro, who was handed the easy task of side-footing home from yards out. Five minutes later, the Giallorossi made it three. Torosidis beat substitute Forte and fired a wicked trajectory past Handanovic. Inter reduced the deficit with ten minutes remaining as Alvarez capped an impressive display with fine solo goal: cutting inside from the right, he drifted past Balzaretti and Castan before firing into the bottom corner of Stekelenburg's goal.

Inter v Roma finished 2-3 and it was the Giallorossi who took their place in the final. At the end of the game the team thanked the fans for their support.

Inter 2-3 Roma (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Jonathan 22, Destro 55 and 69, Torosidis 74, Alvarez 80.

Inter: 1 Handanovic; 4 Zanetti, 7 Schelotto (Benassi 64), 10 Kovacic, 11 Alvarez, 17 Kuzmanovic (Forte 73), 18 Rocchi, 23 Ranocchia (Belloni 87), 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus, 42 Jonathan.
Subs not used: 27 Belec, 30 Carrizo, 6 Silvestre, 26 Chivu, 28 Pasa, 47 Colombi, 48 Bandini, 90 Olsen.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.

Roma: 24 Stekelenburg; 3 Marquinhos, 4 Bradley, 5 Castan, 7 Marquinho, 8 Lamela (Taddei 76), 10 Totti, 16 De Rossi, 22 Destro (Dodò 70), 35 Torosidis, 48 Florenzi (Balzaretti 46).
Subs not used: 1 Lobont, 13 Goicoechea, 15 Pjanic, 17 Lopez, 20 Perrotta, 23 Piris, 46 Romagnoli, 47 Lucca, 77 Tachtsidis.
Coach: Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Referee: Mauro Bergonzi (Genoa).
Booked: Juan Jesus 61, Jonathan 86.
Added time: 0 + 4 minutes.

starting lineups

Handanovic 1 Stekelenburg
Ranocchia 23 Torosidis
Samuel 25 Marquinhos
Jesus 40 Castan
Schelotto 7 Marquinho
Kuzmanovic 17 Bradley
Kovacic 10 De Rossi
Jonathan 42 Florenzi
Zanetti 4 Lamela
Alvarez 11 Totti
Rocchi 18 Destro


Carrizo 30 Lobont
Belec 27 Goicoechea
Silvestre 6 Piris
Chivu 26 Dodò
Colombi 47 Balzaretti
Pasa 28 Romagnoli
Bandini 48 Taddei
Benassi 24 Perrotta
Belloni 60 Lucca
Olsen 90 Tachtsidis