Final score

12 November 2006 20:30

26' Budan
47' (2nd half) Cruz
15' Ibrahimovic
Referee: Massimiliano Saccani / Linesmen: Carretta, Giordano / Fourth official:
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47' Half time. Parma 1-1 Inter.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
45' Bucci makes a punched clearance from Figo's inswinging cross from the left-wing corner flag.
43' Budan receives with his back to goal, turns Cordoba and sends a scuffed shot wide.
42' Ibrahimovic gets to the left-wing by-line then cuts back for Crespo who is beaten to the ball.
41' Free kick to Parma for a Dacourt foul from behind on Budan. Bocchetti's cross is cleared by Materazzi.
40' Cordoba remains on the ground after appearing to be hit in the face by Budan.
38' Vieira (instead of Maicon) booked by Saccani.
36' Contini booked for exaggerating after a confrontation with Ibrahimovic.
35' Incredible miss by Crespo in front of goal after a flowing Nerazzurri move involving Figo, Ibra and Maicon. But the flag goes up for offside.
31' Crespo remains on the ground after appearing to be hit in the face by Contini just inside the Parma area.
30' Vital intervention by Parma defender Contini who cuts out an Ibrahimovic pass for Crespo in the six-yard box.
28' Dacourt's volley from the distance is high and wide.
26' Parma equalise through Budan, who from 11 yards hooks Bocchetti's assist past Julio Cesar and into the bottom right corner. Parma 1-1 Inter.
26' Luca Bucci jumps in his own six-yard box to beat Crespo to Grosso's high ball in from the left wing.
23' Inter counter down the right. Ibrahimovic's cross into the Gialloblu area is blocked by Paci. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
18' Parma close to an equaliser through Pisanu, who collects a Budan pass on the right side of the Inter area and sends a low shot just wide of the far post.
15' IBRACADABRA!!!!!!! Inter take the lead through Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With his back to goal on the edge of the box the Swedish forward controls with his chest, turns and crashes a right-foot shot into the bottom left corner.
15' Morfeo spreads wide to Pisanu who enters the box from the right then cuts back for the ex-Inter fantasista, who blasts over from inside our area.
13' Figo plays short to Fabio Grosso whose fierce left-foot strike from the left edge of the Parma box shaves the crossbar.
13' Pisanu beats Zanetti to Ibra's cross into the box and concedes the first corner of the match.
12' Crespo just fails to reach Grosso's low ball from the left wing into the Parma six-yard area.
10' Crespo flagged offside as he meets Zanetti's perfectly-timed through ball into the Parma box.
8' Morfeo and Contini close down Ibrahimovic to end an Inter counter attack down the middle.
7' At the other end Materazzi makes a headed clearance from Bocchetti's left-wing cross.
7' Coly intercepts an Ibra ball into the Parma box for Crespo.
5' Parma keeper Bucci collects a Maicon cross from the right.
4' Figo takes on Bocchetti on the right and whips in a cross. Headed clearance by Contini at the near post.
3' Figo tries a one-two with Ibrahimovic but Grella cuts out the Swedish striker's return ball.
3' Figo tries a one-two with Ibrahimovic but Grella cuts out the Swedish striker's return ball.
1' Welcome to the Ennio Tardini for Parma v Inter. The Nerazzurri need a win here to keep pace with Serie A leaders Palermo, 3-0 winners against Torino at the Favorita this afternoon.
1' Budan fires wide a low shot from a Muslimovic pass into the Nerazzurri box.
1' Parma kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!
1' Starting lineups: <br> Parma: Bucci; Coly, Paci, Bocchetti, Contini; Ciaramitaro, Grella; Muslimovic, Morfeo, Pisanu; Budan.<br> Inter: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Cordoba, Materazzi, Grosso; Figo, Dacourt, Vieira, Zanetti; Ibrahimovic, Crespo.
Minute Text commentary
51' Full time. Julio Cruz' stoppage-time winner gives Inter a dramatic 2-1 victory over Parma.
49' Ibrahimovic booked for timewasting. It's his second yellow and the Swedish forward is off.
47' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!! Julio Cruz hooks home after his initial header from Mariano Gonzalez's cross is parried by De Lucia. Parma 1-2 Inter.
46' Muslimovic's overhead kick from Coly's headed pass is wayward, and Inter survive a scare in the first minute of stoppage time.
45' 6 minutes of overtime. FORZA INTER!!!!!!
44' Ibrahimovic and Coly booked by Saccani.
44' Incredible chance for Inter. Solari's left-foot shot from 20 yards hits the right post, rebounds across the face of the six-yard box. Ibrahimovic pokes into the sidenetting at the back post.
43' Inter replace Grosso with Mariano Gonzalez.
43' Fabio Grosso's shot from the edge of the Parma area takes a deflection. Corner to Inter.
41' Fernando Couto booked for an ugly foul on Cruz during an aerial duel.
40' Dacourt booked for a foul from behind on Gasbarroni after Julio Cesar's headed clearance to deny Muslimovic.
39' Cruz close to a second but Parma sub De Lucia pulls off a terrific save from El Jardinero's goal-bound header from Ibrahimovic's cross.
38' Parma replace Pisanu with Gasbarroni.
36' Ibra's curling shot from the left edge of the Parma area goes over the far post.
36' Grosso's low effort from the free kick is parried by De Lucia.
35' Dacourt fouled from behind by Morfeo. Free kick to Inter 30 yards out.
35' Muslimovic caught offside as he runs to meet Morfeo's high ball over the Inter defence.
34' Paci blocks an Ibrahimovic cross from the left. Nothing comes of the resulting corner kick.
33' Parma make a tactical substitution: On comes veteran Portuguese defender Couto for Budan.
30' Inter replace Luis Figo with Santiago Solari.
30' Muslimovic wastes an incredible chance for Parma, mishitting after Contini's headed pass over the Inter defence.
28' Budan volleys well wide after receiving just outside the Inter area.
28' Budan stretchered off after falling awkwardly.
26' Maicon makes a headed clearance from Pisanu's cross.
25' Maicon collects a Grosso cross on the far side and knocks to Vieira who fails to find the net from near range.
23' Parma replace goalkeeper Bucci with De Lucia.
21' Vieira plays a one-two with Ibra but is beaten to the return pass by Bucci after falling in the area.
20' Morfeo's ball down the right is too long for the onrushing Bocchetti. Goal kick to Inter.
19' Roberto Mancini brings on Julio Cruz for Hernan Crespo.
18' Grella blasts a low shot wide from 25 yards after good work in attack by the impressive Budan.
15' Play interrupted as Contini requires medical attention after a confrontation with Crespo.
14' Crespo's cross is blocked by Contini. Inter win their sixth corner of the game. Coly heads clear Figo's cross from the right-wing corner flag.
12' Inter attack back. Coly blocks a Figo shot in the Parma area.
10' Dacourt blocks Morfeo's attempt from Budan's cut-back as Parma hit the Nerazzurri on the break.
9' Muslimovic races down the right before blasting a shot into the Curva.
8' Figo plays short to Ibrahimovic whose right-foot shot is blocked by the Parma wall.
8' Grosso brought down by Pisanu just outside the Parma box. Free kick to Inter in a dangerous position.
7' Bucci is quick off his line and boots clear to deny Ibra a chance after a defensive mistake by the Gialloblu.
7' Javier Zanetti unleashes a right-footer from 20 yards but it's too central. Comfortable save for Bucci.
6' Julio Cesar collects a Morfeo through ball to deny Pisanu.
4' Parma's second keeper De Lucia is warming up on the touchline as veteran custodian Luca Bucci receives treatment to what looks like a muscular injury.
3' Bucci comes to the edge of his area to beat Ibra to a through ball.
2' Parma hit Inter on the break and go close to a second. Budan races down the right then knocks the ball to the edge of the Inter area where Morfeo has a shot deflected out for a corner.
1' Inter kick off the second half. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Corner to Inter. Figo's outswinging cross from the right is cleared by Budan.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.75
2 shots on target 5
6 shots off target 7
13 fouls committed 17
1 corners 6
3 offsides 4
00 ball possession 00
Inter v Parma

The Nerazzurri have played 43 matches against Parma, winning 15, drawing 14 and losing 14. Inter have scored 54 goals against the Gialloblu, conceding 56. Away from home, Inter have won 5, drawn 6 and lost 12, scoring 23 goals and letting in 38.

Mancini v Parma

Roberto Mancini faces Parma for the 14th time since becoming a coach. He has collected 4 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats from the previous 13 matches.


2000/01 Coppa Italia Fiorentina-Parma 1-1 1- 0
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Parma ---- 0- 2
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Parma 0-0 1-2
2003/04 Serie A Lazio-Parma 2-3 3-0
2003/04 Coppa Italia Lazio-Parma 2-0 1-1
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-2 2-2
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0 0-1

Piola v Mancini

Stefano Piola and Roberto Mancini meet for the first time in a competitive fixture.

No red card against Inter so far

Inter are one of three 2006/07 Serie A teams yet to have had an opponent red-carded. The other two Atalanta and Udinese.

Crespo prolific in November

According to the statistics Hernan Crespo and Palermo captain Eugenio Corini are the most decisive players in the 2006/07 Serie A championship. The Argentine forward's goals in the victories over Roma, Chievo and AC Milan have won Inter 9 points. And the immediate future looks good for the Nerazzurri, as November is one of Crespo's two most prolific months of the footballing year. He has scored 17 of his 118 Italian goals in the eleventh calendar month, the same number as in April.

Parma, Inter in final 15 minutes

Parma and Inter are the two teams to have conceded most from the 76th-90th minutes of matches (added time included) after 10 rounds of 2006/07 Serie A games: 6 goals each.

No Parma home draw in 7 games

The Gialloblu have collected 3 wins and 4 draws at the Tardini since their last home draw, a 1-1 stalemate with Siena on 22 April 2006.

Contini poised to make 200th appearance

If he plays against Inter at the Stadio Tardini, Matteo Contini will make his 200th appearance in Italian championships. Contini, who during his career has played for Livorno, Spal, Monza, Aquila, Avellino and Parma, has played 70 times in Serie A, 40 in Serie B and 89 in Serie C1. The defender made his debut in Livorno 1-0 Carrarese (Serie C1) on 5 September 1999.

Castellini: 2 out of 3 in November

Paolo Castellini, scorer of just 3 goals in Italy (1 in Serie A, 2 in Serie C1), has netted twice in November.

Last Inter defeat in April

Empoli 0-1 lnter on 30 April 2006 was the last time Inter lost a Serie A match. Since that date the Nerazzurri have won 7 and drawn 5.

Inter only unbeaten side in A

Inter are the only team yet to lose a match in this season's Serie A championship. The Nerazzurri, first with Palermo after ten games, have won 7 and drawn 3.

Inter's second-half carelessness

Ten of the twelve league goals let in by Inter so far this Serie A season (83.3% of the total) have come in second halves: 2 from 46'-60', 2 from 61'-75', and 6 from 76'-90'.

Zanetti on fire in November

Javier Zanetti broke his four-year goal drought with Inter's first goal in last weekend's 2-0 home win over Ascoli. November is the Inter captain's most fruitful month of the year, with 5 of his 11 Serie A goals coming in the eleventh calendar month.

Inter's 270-minute invincibility

Inter haven't let in a goal in competitive matches since the 4-3 derby win over AC Milan. Since Kakà's 90th minute derby goal the Nerazzurri have kept clean sheets against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League (1-0), Ascoli in the league (2-0), and Messina (1-0) in the cup. That's a total of 270 competitive minutes without letting in a goal.

wins(7) draws(6) defeats(14)
PARMA - Inter remain on top of the Serie A table with Palermo after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Parma in Sunday's late game at the Ennio Tardini.

Julio Cruz, who captained the Nerazzurri to victory against Messina in the cup last Thursday after scoring in both Champions League matches against Spartak Moscow, was Inter's saviour once again. The Argentine forward hit an injury-time winner after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-half stunner was cancelled out by an Igor Budan strike.

Fabio Grosso shaved the crossbar with a rising shot after thirteen minutes of the hard-fought clash. Inter were a goal to the good two minutes later when Zlatan Ibrahimovic received with his back to goal, turned and crashed a right-foot shot into the bottom left corner.

The Nerazzurri's lead was shortlived as Parma hit back on 26 minutes through the impressive Croatian striker Budan, who hooked a Bocchetti assist past Julio Cesar.

Zlatan Muslimovic wasted an incredible chance to put Parma in front in the 75th minute. With just Julio Cesar to beat the Bosnian forward mis-timed his shot from Contini's headed pass into the area.

Cruz, on for Crespo in the second half, forced a terrific one-handed save from Parma substitute De Lucia with a bullet header from Ibrahimovic's cross before sealing a famous victory in stoppage time, hooking home after his initial header from Mariano Gonzalez's deflected cross was parried.

Ibrahimovic was dismissed after being shown a second yellow for timewasting in the fourth minute of added time and will now miss next Sunday's visit of Reggina.

PARMA 1-2 INTER (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Ibrahimovic 15, Budan 26, Cruz 90+2

PARMA: 5 Bucci (23 De Lucia 68); 33 Coly, 28 Paci, 80 Bocchetti, 14 Contini; 41 Ciaramitaro, 13 Grella; 9 Muslimovic, 10 Morfeo, 19 Pisanu (18 Gasbarroni 83); 20 Budan (24 Fernando Couto 78)
Subs not used: 7 Castellini, 26 Ferronetti, 6 Bolano, 21 Cigarini
Coach: Stefano Pioli

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso (91 Mariano Gonzalez ); 7 Figo (21 Solari 75), 15 Dacourt, 14 Vieira, 4 Zanetti; 8 Ibrahimovic, 18 Crespo (9 Cruz 64)
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 16 Burdisso, 25 Samuel, 6 Maxwell
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Massimiliano Saccani (Mantua)

Booked: Contini 36, Vieira 38, Dacourt 85, Couto 86, Coly 89, Ibrahimovic 89
Sent off: Ibrahimovic 90+4

starting lineups

Bucci 12 Julio Cesar
Coly 13 Maicon
Paci 2 Cordoba
Bocchetti 23 Materazzi
Contini 11 Grosso
Ciaramitaro 7 Figo
Grella 15 Dacourt
Muslimovic 14 Vieira
Morfeo 4 Zanetti
Pisanu 8 Ibrahimovic
Budan 18 Crespo


De Lucia 1 Toldo
Castellini 16 Burdisso
Fernando Couto 25 Samuel
Ferronetti 6 Maxwell
Bolano 21 Solari
Gasbarroni 91 Gonzalez
Cigarini 9 Cruz