MILAN - The Meazza witnessed some spectacular goals and superb team play on Saturday night as the Nerazzurri romped to a 6-0 victory over Reggina.
Cannavaro and Martins scored two crackers to give Inter a commanding lead at the end of the first half, then van der Meyde, Farinos, Cruz and Vieri added goals after the restart.
Zac fielded an attacking 3-4-2-1 formation for the Serie A Week 10 clash, with a three-man defence, J.Zanetti and Pasquale flanking Lamouchi and C.Zanetti in midfield, and van der Meyde and Martins just behind Bobo Vieri up front.
The Nerazzurri took the lead after the half-hour when Fabio Cannavaro found the top right-hand corner with a stunning right-footed strike from 30 metres. Oba Martins added the second just before the break, shooting low past Belardi and in at the far post after a blistering diagonal run past four players.
Andy van der Meyde increased Inter's lead five minutes into the second half with a low shot into the far corner after receiving short from Martins, then Farinos made it 4-0 with a close-range effort after great work by the Dutchman and Oba.
Inter's fifth came from Julio Cruz, who netted a minute after coming on for van der Meyde. The Argentine latched on to a through ball then rounded the Reggina keeper before slotting home. Bobo Vieri barged through the Calabrian defence then placed the ball into the far corner to complete the rout with fifteen minutes left on the clock.
INTER 6-0 REGGINA (ht: 2-0)
Scorers: Cannavaro 33', Martins 42', van der Meyde 50', Farinos 60', Cruz 66', Vieri 75'
INTER: Toldo, Cordoba, Adani, Cannavaro, J. Zanetti (Luciano 65'), C. Zanetti (Farinos 55'), Lamouchi, Pasquale, Van der Meyde (Cruz 65'), Martins, Vieri
Subs not used: Fontana, Recoba, Gamarra, Almeyda
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni
REGGINA: Belardi, Falsini, Baiocco, Paredes (Parades 52'), Franceschini, Di Michele, Sottil (Torrisi 12'), Tedesco, Martinez, Jiranek, Cozza (Dall'Acqua 51')
Subs not used: Lejasal, Mesto, Mozart, Giacchetta
Coach: Franco Colomba
Referee: Massimo De Santis (Tivoli)
Booked: Vieri 24', Pasquale 41', Baiocco 80'
The gate receipts from Inter v Reggina will be given to the families of the Nassiriya terrorist attack victims.