SAITAMA - Inter were beaten 1-0 by Urawa Red Diamonds in the 2004 Saitama City Cup. The winning goal came after a dubious penalty decision when referee Nishimura pointed to the spot after a contact between Toldo and Emerson. The Brazilian striker converted the resulting penalty in the 51st minute.
The Nerazzurri had more chances than their Japanese opponents and were denied on four occasions due to some debatable offside decisions.
URAWA RED DIAMONDS 1-0 INTER (HT: 0-0)
Scorer: Emerson (pen) 51'
INTER: Toldo (Bindi 88'); Dellafiore, Adani, Giani, Coco (Visconti 80'); Karagounis (Marino 87'), Farinos, Lamouchi, Zicu (Costanzo 46', Lombardo 78'); Recoba, Choutos (Meggiorini 7')
Coach: Fernando Orsi
URAWA RED DIAMONDS: Tsuzuki, Alpay, Horinouchi, Uchidate, Iamada, Hasebe, Hirakawa, Iamase, Suzuki, Nagai, Emerson
Coach: Guido Buchwald
Assistant referees: Hirano, Iasumoto