Final score

25 October 2006 20:30

33' (2nd half) Cruz
26' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic
13' Materazzi
2' Pfertzel o.g.
25' (2nd half) Lucarelli
Referee: Massimiliano Saccani / Linesmen: Toscano, Romagnoli / Fourth official: Corletto
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46' Half time. Inter 2-0 Livorno.
45' 1 minute of added time.
45' Maicon plays through the legs of Pasquale and passes to Ibra who knocks the ball into the box for Cruz, who is beaten to the ball.
44' Figo's cross from the corner is headed clear by Danilevicius at the near post. Inter remain in attack and Maicon sees his cross from the right cleared by Kuffour.
44' Another corner for the Nerazzurri after a Solari-Grosso combination on the left.
43' Cruz receives from Ibrahimovic in the box and sends a low shot on target. Amelia parries, conceding a corner to Inter.
41' Solari's shot from 25 yards is high and wide.
40' In the Inter box Maicon blocks a Pfertzel cross from the right to deny Danilevicius.
40' Solari's high cross into the Livorno area from the left is too high for Ibra. Amelia collects.
38' From the left flank Solari blazes a cross-shot wide of the far post.
38' Dejan Stankovic plays a well-timed pass over the Livorno defence. At full stretch, Luis Figo reaches the ball but can't get a shot in.
36' Pasquale booked for a foul on Figo. Free kick to Inter on the right channel.
35' Inter hit Livorno on the break after a headed clearance by Materazzi from a Pasquale cross. Figo loses control on the edge of the Tuscan area following some good approach play.
33' Maicon and Stankovic combine well in defence to neutralise a Livorno attack down the left.
32' At the other end, Pfertzel's cross from the right is headed clear by Materazzi.
31' Kuffour beats Ibra to a Stankovic pass to the edge of the area. Solari's volley from the loose ball is way over the Livorno bar.
31' Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes on for Alvaro Recoba, who looks to have sustained a muscular injury.
29' Livorno attack Inter. Filippini' ambitious shot from 30 yards out is way over the crossbar.
29' Solari receives from Grosso and weaves his way into the Tuscan box. The Argentine crosses but there's no team-mate on hand, and Livorno clear.
24' Pasquale's cross from the left is cleared as far as Morrone, whose follow-up is cleared by Materazzi.
23' Grosso blocks a Morrone cross from the right. Nothing comes of the resulting Livorno corner.
23' Recoba has a go from 35 yards. Il Chino's left-foot effort is a yard wide of the top left corner.
21' Amelia smothers the ball to deny Cruz after Kuffour fails to clear a Grosso cross into the box.
18' Pfertzel makes a diagonal run in from the right and passes to Vigiani whose shot from the edge of the box is blocked by the Inter defence.
16' Pasquale crosses to Danilevicius from the left. The Lithuanian forward turns and sends a curling shot wide of the right post.
14' There's only one team on the pitch so far. Solari's cross from the left is blocked and cleared by Grandoni.
13' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!! Marco Materazzi steals in at the back post to head home Recoba's cross from the right-wing corner flag. Inter 2-0 Livorno.
13' Samuel's backheeled shot from Recoba's free kick is deflected out for a corner.
12' Inter awarded a free kick on the right for a foul by former Nerazzurri full-back Pasquale on Figo.
11' Superb defence-splitting move by the Nerazzurri. Recoba serves Cruz with a sweet backheeled pass and the Argentine smacks his first-time shot against the crossbar.
9' Figo makes a central run on goal and passes to Recoba who loses possession in the box.
8' Danilevicius rises in the box to head wide a Livorno corner.
6' Figo receives from Maicon on the right and whips in a cross. Livorno keeper Amelia collects.
4' Danilevicius' low effort from inside the Inter box is easy prey for Julio Cesar.
2' GOOAAALLL!!! At the back post Pfertzel turns a Recoba cross into his own net. Inter 1-0 Livorno.
2' Marco Materazzi has a low shot blocked from Recoba's inswinger from the corner flag.
1' Good evening and welcome to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district for Inter v Livorno.
1' Figo combines with Maicon on the right and wins Inter the first corner of the game.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Livorno lineup: 1 Amelia; 77 Grandoni, 14 Kuffour, 15 Knezevic; 7 Pfertzel, 4 Morrone, 3 A. Filippini, 8 Vidigal, 26 Pasquale; 11 Vigiani, 78 Danilevicius.
1' Inter lineup: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 25 Samuel, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 7 Figo, 5 Stankovic, 14 Vieira, 21 Solari; 9 Cruz, 20 Recoba.
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49' Inter beat Livorno 4-1. See you on Saturday for the Milan derby. FORZA INTER!!!!
49' Lucarelli is closed down by two black and blue shirts as he races into the box.
47' Materazzi's header from Figo's corner rebounds off an opponent.
47' Maaroufi serves Crespo who enters the box from the right before being tackled. Corner to Inter.
46' Good save by Julio Cesar from Lucarelli's low shot.
45' Four minutes of overtime.
40' Amelia parries a low diagonal effort from Luis Figo.
37' Dejan Stankovic makes way for Belgian youngster Ibrahim Maaroufi, who comes on for his Serie A debut.
37' Crespo enters the box from the left and shoots between the legs of Kuffour. It's wide.
36' Livorno make their third switch: Paulinho comes on for Danilevicius.
35' Amelia punches clear a Stankovic cross from the right to deny Crespo a chance from close range.
34' Cruz is replaced by Crespo as Mancini makes his second switch.
33' GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!! Julio Cruz makes the result safe with a headed goal from Figo's inswinging corner.
32' At the other end Kuffour tackles Cruz in the box and concedes a corner.
31' Morrone's long-range effort sails wide of the right post as Livorno come looking for a second. In the meantime, Hernan Crespo is set to come on for Inter.
30' Amelia makes a punched clearance from Figo's free kick. Ibrahimovic crashes wide his effort from the loose ball.
28' Inter hit Livorno on the break as Figo runs over half of the pitch before being brought down from behind by Cesar Prates, who is promptly booked. The free kick is in a central position 25 yards out.
26' IBRACADABRA!!!!!!!! Inter restore their two-goal lead immediately as Zlatan Ibrahmovic slots past Amelia after being put through by Stankovic.
25' Livorno pull one back through Lucarelli who heads in a Cesar Prates cross from close range. Inter 2-1 Livorno.
24' Santiago Solari leaves Grandoni for dead on the left and crosses. Amelia blocks at the near post.
23' Figo sends a shot on target from the edge of the box but it's too central. Easy save for Amelia.
22' Livorno replace Vigiani with Cesar Prates.
21' Lucarelli shoots from the left edge of the Inter box. It's wide of the far post.
20' Amelia keeps out Solari's shot from 20 yards.
19' Ibrahimovic's back-post header from Maicon's high cross is on target, but straight at Amelia.
17' Ibra is offside as he rises with Danilevicius to meet Vieira's pass from Figo's corner.
16' Well-timed tackle in the box by Knezevic on Ibra. Corner to Inter.
14' Marco is okay to continue, and play resumes.
13' Materazzi remains on the ground after an aerial duel with Vidigal.
12' Figo crosses from the right but Saccani blows for a Maicon foul on Morrone.
11' Lucarelli's shot from the free kick is a yard wide of the right post.
11' Free kick to Livorno in a central position 30 yards out for a foul on Lucarelli.
10' Kuffour clears Figo's whipped cross into the six-yard box from the right.
9' Samuel makes a good tackle on Danilevicius to end a Livorno attack down the left. Corner to the Amaranto.
8' Knezevic cuts out Grosso's pass into the Livorno box for Ibra.
7' Pfertzel is okay to continue, and numerical parity is restored.
6' Vigiani crosses into the six-yard box from the right wing. Samuel makes a headed clearance.
4' Play interrupted as Pfertzel requires medical attention following a challenge by Maicon.
4' Maicon beats Danilevicius to a Vidigal cross and heads clear as far as Lucarelli whose volley from inside the Nerazzurri area is saved by Julio Cesar.
3' Ibrahimovic receives square from Cruz and rifles a right-footed shot on target from 25 yards. Amelia blocks.
1' Livorno have brought on their talismanic striker Cristiano Lucarelli for Giovanni Pasquale.
1' The visitors kick off the second half.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.29
10 shots on target 3
5 shots off target 6
12 fouls committed 11
8 corners 4
3 offsides 1
36:32 ball possession 30:07
Mancini v Arrigoni

Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in competitive meetings with Daniele Arrigoni, with 2 wins (at home) and 2 draws (away) from 4 games. Mancini's teams have scored in all four matches, netting a total of 9 goals.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Cagliari 2-0 3-3
2004/05 Coppa Italia Inter-Cagliari 3-1 1-1

Mancini v Livorno

Roberto Mancini has never lost against Livorno, with 3 wins and a draw from 4 competitive meetings with the Tuscan outfit. In these four matches his teams have scored eight goals and conceded none.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Livorno 1-0 2-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Livorno 5-0 0-0

Arrigoni v Inter

Daniele Arrigoni is still looking for his first win against Inter, with 2 draws and as many defeats from his four previous meetings with the Nerazzurri. Arrigoni's team's have conceded on each occasion, letting in a total of 9 goals.


2004/05 Serie A Cagliari-Inter 3-3 0-2
2004/05 Coppa Italia Cagliari-Inter 1-1 1-3

Inter on target in 22 consecutive Serie A home games

Since their goalless draw with Reggina at the Meazza on 29 May 2005, the Nerazzurri have scored in 22 consecutive Serie A matches at home, netting a total of 54 goals.

Last Livorno goal against Inter 58 years ago

Inter haven't conceded a goal in a competitive match against Livorno since 21 November 1948, when Stradella scored in the 54th minute of Inter 3-1 Livorno. There have been five competitive games between the two sides since that date: the return match in 1948/49, and the four matches in 2004/05 and 2005/06.

Zanetti's long goal drought

He recently made his 500th appearance for the Nerazzurri, but Javier Zanetti's last goal for the club was almost four years ago. Inter's captain last scored on 6 November 2002 in a 4-3 Serie A win at Empoli.

Livorno's 393-minute invincibility

Livorno haven't conceded a Serie A goal, at home or away, sicne 20 September 2006 when they drew 2-2 with Cagliari. Rossoblu captain Suazo scored the Sardinian's second goal in the 57th minute. Livorno haven't let in a goal since then (remaining 33 minutes of that game plus entire matches against AC Milan, Messina, Ascoli and Siena) clocking up an invincibility of 393 competitive minutes.

Arrigoni and substitutions

Livorno are one of two Serie A teams to have used the fewest substitutions after seven rounds of matches: 15 out of a possible 21. Udinese are the other team.

Arrigoni close to double milestone

Daniele Arrigoni is one away from his 100th win and 100th draw in competitive matches as a coach. During spells in charge of Castel San Pietro, Montevarchi, Vis Pesaro, Messina, Palermo, Frosinone, Cagliari and Livorno he has collected 277 benches. The first of Arrigoni's 99 victories was Castel San Pietro 2-3 Vis Pesaro, a Serie C Coppa Italia match played on 13 September 1997, while the first of his 99 draws was Baracca Lugo 0-0 Castel San Pietro, a Serie C Coppa Italia game played on 17 August 1997.

wins(15) draws(3) defeats(2)
MILAN - Inter bounced back from Sunday's goalless draw at Udinese with a 4-1 crushing of Livorno to remain level on points with Palermo at the top of the Serie A table.

The Nerazzurri warmed up for Saturday's Milan derby with a dominant display which led to their biggest win of the season so far.

French defender Marc Pfertzel unwittingly gave Inter a dream start after two minutes, turning a Recoba cross into his own net after Materazzi's low shot in the area was blocked.

The crossbar denied Julio Cruz a second goal on 11 minutes when the Argentine met Recoba's sublime backheeled pass into the box and crashed his first-time effort against the woodwork.

Recoba laid on Inter's second goal two minutes later, crossing from the right-wing corner flag for Materazzi to head in at the back post.

The Uruguayan then blazed a long-range shot wide of the top left corner before sustaining a slight calf injury and making way for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who set up Cruz two minutes before the break only for the Argentine to see his low shot parried by Amelia.

Livorno substitutes Lucarelli and Cesar Prates combined as the Amaranto pulled one back 25 minutes after the break, the former heading in the latter's cross from close range.

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic restored Inter's two-goal lead less than sixty seconds later, slotting past Amelia after being put through by Stankovic.

Julio Cruz added to the tally with a near-range header from Figo's inswinging cross before being replaced by Hernan Crespo.

With the points in the bag Roberto Mancini brought off an influential Dejan Stankovic in the closing stages to hand a Serie A debut to seventeen-year-old Belgian midfielder Ibrahim Maaroufi.


Scorers: Pfertzel (o.g.) 2, Materazzi 13, Lucarelli 70, Ibrahimovic 71, Cruz 78

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 25 Samuel, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 7 Figo, 5 Stankovic (50 Maaroufi 82), 14 Vieira, 21 Solari; 9 Cruz (18 Crespo 79), 20 Recoba (8 Ibrahimovic 31)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo; 4 Zanetti, 16 Burdisso, 15 Dacourt
Coach: Roberto Mancini

LIVORNO: 1 Amelia; 77 Grandoni, 14 Kuffour, 15 Knezevic; 7 Pfertzel, 4 Morrone, 3 A. Filippini, 8 Vidigal, 26 Pasquale (99 Lucarelli 46); 11 Vigiani (29 Cesar Prates 67), 78 Danilevicius (8 Paulinho 81)
Subs not used: 23 Manitta, 6 Galante18, Rezaei, 69 Balleri
Coach: Daniele Arrigoni

Referee: Massimiliano Saccani (Mantua)

Booked: Pasquale 36, Cesar Prates 73

starting lineups

Julio Cesar 12 Amelia
Maicon 13 Grandoni
Materazzi 23 Kuffour
Samuel 25 Knezevic
Grosso 11 Pfertzel
Figo 7 Morrone
Stankovic 5 A. Filippini
Vieira 14 Vigiani
Solari 21 Pasquale
Cruz 9 Vidigal
Recoba 20 Danilevicius


Toldo 1 Manitta
Zanetti 4 Galante
Burdisso 16 Rezaei
Dacourt 15 Cesar Prates
Ibrahimovic 8 Balleri
Crespo 18 Lucarelli
Maaroufi 50 Paulinho