Final score

26 November 2006 20:30

46' Amauri
16' (2nd half) Vieira
7' Ibrahimovic
Referee: Roberto Rosetti / Linesmen: Griselli, Calcagno / Fourth official: Palazzino
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46' Half time. Palermo 1-1 Inter.
46' Palermo grab an equaliser through Amauri, who flicks home Bresciano's headed pass with the outside of his right foot to send the home crowd wild.
45' 1 minute of added time.
43' Fontana blocks Ibrahimovic's free kick.
42' Free kick for Inter in a central position 30 yards out for a Corini foul on Vieira.
41' Ex-Rosanero defender Grosso gets into the Palermo box after a one-two and crashes a left-foot shot narrowly wide of the left post.
34' Amauri rises above the Nerazzurri defence but fails to connect with a Corini right-wing corner.
31' Good chance for Inter. At the back post Adriano collects Stankovic's driven cross from the right and blasts into the side-netting.
30' Fontana catches Adriano's deflected shot from the edge of the Sicilian box.
30' Vieira's back-post header from a Solari inswinger is saved by Fontana.
29' Maicon collects an Ibra pass in the Palermo box but is tackled by Corini. Corner for Inter.
28' Fontana parries Adriano's low shot from the free kick. Vieira beats Diana to the loose ball and shoots wide.
27' Free kick to Inter 30 yards out on the right for a Barzagli foul from behind on Adriano.
25' Rosanero captain Eugenio Corini crosses to the near post. There's no team-mate on hand, and Julio Cesar gathers the ball.
24' At the other end, Zanetti gets back well to tackle Diana. Corner for Palermo.
24' Fontana punches clear a Grosso cross from the right-wing corner flag.
23' Spotting Fontana off his line, Stankovic tries to surprise the Palermo keeper with a long-range shot, but the Serbian's effort is off-target.
22' Julio Cesar catches a Cassani cross from the right flank.
18' Grosso plays a short corner to Maicon and from the return ball floats a cross over to the far post. There's no team-mate on hand, and Palermo win a goal kick.
18' Zaccardo tackles Solari on the right-wing by-line and concedes a corner.
16' Stankovic heads clear a Diana cross as Palermo attack Inter. Amauri commits a foul in his attempt at an overhead kick from Corini's subsequent hooked cross.
13' Dejan Stankovic's effort from a 40-yard free kick is wide of the left post.
12' Bresciano blasts wide after meeting Guana's cut-back from Diana's cross into the Inter area.
10' Vieira tackles Barzagli to end a 40-yard run by his World Cup final opponent.
10' Santi Solari heads wide from just inside the Palermo box.
7' IBRACADABRA!!!!! Adriano chests a long pass back into the path of Ibrahimovic who volleys first-time past Fontana from 30 yards. Palermo 0-1 Inter.
4' Materazzi blocks an Amauri shot from a Diana cross.
4' Materazzi closes down Bresciano as the Rosanero look for openings down the left.
3' Zanetti blocks a Cassani cross from the right to end a Palermo attack.
1' A Nerazzurri victory at the Renzo Barbera tonight will see Mancini's Inter set a new club record of nine consecutive wins. But more importantly, victory over Palermo will put Inter six points clear of the Sicilians at the top of the Serie A table.
1' Ibrahimovic sends a right-foot shot narrowly wide of the left post, but Rosetti had blown for a foul by Adriano.
1' Roberto Rosetti blows his whistle, and the Rosanero kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 14 Vieira, 5 Stankovic, 4 Zanetti; 21 Solari; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
1' Palermo: 12 Fontana; 2 Zaccardo, 43 Barzagli, 15 Dellafiore; 16 Cassani, 8 Diana, 5 Corini, 14 Guana, 26 Pisano; 23 Bresciano; 11 Amauri.
Minute Text commentary
49' Full time. Patrick Vieira's second-half goal gives the Nerazzurri a 2-1 win over Palermo. FORZA INTER!!!
45' 4 minutes of added time.
44' Julio Cesar punches clear a fierce long-range shot by Mark Bresciano.
43' Palermo bring on Tedesco for Corini.
43' Brienza's left-foot shot from 20 yards is wide of the right post.
40' Caracciolo's near-post header from Corini's corner kick hits the post.
39' Adriano blasts a left-foot shot high and wide from the edge of the Rosanero area.
38' Mancini brings on Esteban Cambiasso for Santiago Solari.
36' Barzagli's header from Corini's free kick is high and wide.
35' Stankovic booked for a foul from behind on Brienza.
34' Solari just fails to connect with Maicon's dangerous ball into the Palermo six-yard box from the right wing.
32' Pisano heads a Grosso cross back to Fontana to deny Crespo a chance on goal.
31' Barzagli blocks a Stankovic shot from just outside the Palermo box.
29' Maicon blocks Bresciano's right-foot shot from the left side of the Nerazzurri area.
27' Julio Cesar comes off his line to beat Caracciolo to a Brienza ball in from the right.
26' Palermo replace Dellafiore with Brienza.
26' Headed clearance by Samuel from a Cassani right-wing cross.
23' Guana booked for a foul on Solari.
21' Walter Samuel replaces Ivan Cordoba, who is unable to continue.
16' GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!! Adriano makes a surging run down the middle then plays into space for Vieira to crash a right-foot shot into the top right corner. The Frenchman's first Serie A goal for Inter took a slight deflection off Dellafiiore.
15' At the other end, Julio Cesar makes an easy save from Caracciolo's weak shot from the edge of the area.
14' Inter close to a second. Materazzi's header from Stankovic's left-wing corner hits the far post. Corini then saves on the line.
13' Adriano collects the ball after a defensive mistake by Guana and serves Crespo who passes back to Maicon. The Brazilian's deflected shot wins Inter a corner.
12' Diana's low first-time shot from the edge of the Inter area is wide of the right post.
10' Stankovic's outswinging free kick is cleared with some difficulty by the Palermo defence, but Rosetti blows for a foul by Crespo.
9' Free kick to Inter on the right wing for a handball by Corini.
8' Palermo replace Amauri, who took a knock to his knee in the first half, with Andrea Caracciolo.
7' Diana's headed effort from Corini's free kick is wide of the right post.
7' Free kick to Palermo 35 yards out for a Maicon push on his compatriot Amauri.
5' Cordoba beats Amauri to a Corini right-wing corner and makes a headed clearance.
4' Ibrahimovic is unable to continue. On comes Hernan Crespo.
3' Pisano fails to make headed contact with a Bresciano cross from the right as Palermo attack back.
2' Adriano slips as he shoots from the edge of the Palermo box. Easy save for Fontana.
1' Inter get the second half going.
1' Amauri makes a headed clearance from a Stankovic free kick. Solari's long-range effort from the loose ball is blocked.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.42
4 shots on target 7
5 shots off target 7
17 fouls committed 17
6 corners 4
1 offsides 1
28:19 ball possession 29:33
Guidolin v Mancini

Palermo coach Francesco Guidolin has won 1, drawn 3 (all 1-1 draws) and lost 2 of his 6 competitive matches against Roberto Mancini, whose teams have scored in each game netting a total of 9 goals. Guidolin has never drawn at home to teams coached by Mancini, collecting one win and two defeats.


2000/01 Serie A Bologna-Fiorentina ---- 1-1
2001/02 Serie A Bologna-Fiorentina 3-2 ----
2002/03 Serie A Bologna-Lazio 0-2 1-1
2004/05 Serie A Palermo-Inter 0-2 1-1

Guidolin v Inter

Francesco Guidolin has won 4, drawn 4 and lost 12 of his 20 matches against Inter. His last home draw against Inter was back in 1996/97 when Vicenza held the Nerazzurri 1-1. The current Palermo coach has faced Inter at home on eight occasions since then, collecting 2 wins and 6 defeats.


1995/96 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-1 0-1
1996/97 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-1 1-0
1997/98 Serie A Vicenza-Inter 1-3 1-2
1998/99 Serie A Udinese-Inter 0-1 3-1
1999/00 Coppa Italia Bologna-Inter 1-3 1-2
1999/00 Serie A Bologna-Inter 3-0 1-1
2000/01 Serie A Bologna-Inter 0-3 1-2
2001/02 Serie A Bologna-Inter 2-1 0-1
2002/03 Serie A Bologna-Inter 1-2 0-2
2004/05 Serie A Palermo-Inter 0-2 1-1

Mancini v Palermo

Inter coach Roberto Mancini has faced Palermo on 4 occasions. He has won 2, drawn 1 and lost 1. Mancini's teams have scored in all four games, totalling 8 goals.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-Palermo 1-1 2-0
2005/06 Serie A Inter-Palermo 3-0 2-3

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Simplicio
Cautioned: Guana, Parravicini, Zaccardo
Former players:
Dellafiore (1 appearance, 0 goals in competitive matches from July 2004 to January 2005)
Fontana (24 appearances, 0 goals in competitive matches from 2001/02 to 2004/05)

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Dacourt, Maicon, Vieira
Former players:
Gonzalez (69 appearances, 9 goals in competitive matches from July 2004 to August 2006)
Grosso (106 appearances, 2 goals in competitive matches from January 2004 to June 2006)

Palermo on target in 12 consecutive home games

The Sicilians have scored in each of their last 12 home Serie A games, netting a total of 27 goals. The Rosanero's last home match in the league without scoring was Palermo 0-2 AC Milan on 26 February 2006.

Palermo's home invincibility

Francesco Guidolin's team haven't let in a goal at home for 233 competitive minutes, since Luque's 37th-minute goal in Palermo 0-1 Newcastle on 2 November 2006 (UEFA Cup). In the championship, Palermo last conceded at home in the 7th minute of Palermo 2-1 Messina on 25 October 2006, Riganò the scorer.

No Palermo draw in 16 Serie A games, 22 in all competitions

Palermo's last Serie A stalemate was a 3-3 home draw with Roma on 15 April 2006. The Sicilians are the only side yet to draw a league game this season. Since that Roma draw, Palermo have played 22 competitive matches in Italy and Europe, winning 14 and losing 8.

Palermo & penalties

Palermo have been awarded five penalties in the first 12 rounds of the 2006/07 Serie A season, more than any other team. The Rosanero have had just one penalty kick given against them.

Guana set for 100th Serie A appearance

If he plays against the Nerazzurri at the Barbera, Roberto Guana will complete a century of Serie A appearances. The Palermo midfielder, who has also played top-flight football for Brescia and Ascoli, made his Serie A debut in Bari 1-3 Brescia on 4 February 2001.

A clash between decisive players

Eugenio Corini and Hernan Crespo are the two most decisive players in the 2006/07 Serie A after 12 rounds of matches. Both players have won 12 points for their respective teams.

First-half goals likely

Palermo (14 out of a total of 26) and Inter (13 out of a total of 25) have scored more goals than their eighteen Serie A rivals in the first halves of matches this season.

Inter unbeaten in 12 games

Empoli 0-1 lnter on 30 April 2006 was the last time Inter lost a Serie A match. Since that date the Nerazzurri have collected 9 victories and 5 draws for a 14-match unbeaten run in the league. Including all competitions, Mancini's men are unbeaten in 12 games, having won their last eight to equal the Moratti-era record set by Gigi Simoni in 1997/98. Inter's last defeat was the 2-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich on 27 September.

No red card against Inter's opponents so far

Inter are one of three 2006/07 Serie A teams yet to have had an opponent sent off this season. The other two are Atalanta and Udinese.

Crespo, Zanetti & November goals

Hernan Crespo counts November as his most prolific time of the year. No less than 18 of his 123 Serie A goals for Italian clubs have come in the eleventh calendar month. November is also Javier Zanetti's most fruitful month. Of his 11 Serie A goals, the Inter captain has scored 5 in November matches.

wins(10) draws(13) defeats(6)
PALERMO - Sunday's big match at the Barbera finished in a 2-1 victory for the Nerazzurri, with Patrick Vieira hitting the winner after Amauri replied to Ibrahimovic's opener.

The result moves Inter six points clear of the Sicilians after thirteen rounds of Serie A games, and four points ahead of second-placed Roma.

Inter took an early lead when Adriano chested a long pass forward into the path of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who volleyed past Alberto Fontana from 30 yards to score his fifth league goal for the Nerazzurri.

Palermo grabbed an equaliser in added time at the end of the first half, Amauri flicking home with the outside of his right foot after meeting Bresciano's headed pass from Pisano's cross.

With goalscorers Ibrahimovic and Amauri both carrying knocks, Mancini and Guidolin introduced Crespo and Caracciolo early in the second half.

Inter retook the lead two minutes after Marco Materazzi rose in the Rosanero box to head a Stankovic corner on to the post. Adriano made a surging run down the middle then knocked wide to Vieira who ran on to the pass and crashed his first Serie A goal for Inter into the top right corner courtesy of a slight deflection off former Inter defender Dellafiore.

Inter survived late scares when Caracciolo stole in at the near post to head a Corini corner on to the woodwork before Bresciano forced a punched save from Julio Cesar with a blistering shot from distance.


Scorers: Ibrahimovic 7, Amauri 46, Vieira 61

PALERMO: 12 Fontana; 2 Zaccardo, 43 Barzagli, 15 Dellafiore (90 Brienza 71); 16 Cassani, 8 Diana, 5 Corini (4 Tedesco 88), 14 Guana, 26 Pisano; 23 Bresciano; 11 Amauri (10 Caracciolo 53)
Subs not used: 20 Sirigu, 3 Bovo, 18 Parravicini, 22 Munari
Coach: Francesco Guidolin

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba (25 Samuel 66), 23 Materazzi, 11 Grosso; 14 Vieira, 5 Stankovic, 4 Zanetti; 21 Solari (19 Cambiasso 83); 8 Ibrahimovic (18 Crespo 49), 10 Adriano
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 16 Burdisso, 6 Maxwell, 7 Figo
Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Turin)

Booked: Guana 68, Stankovic 80

starting lineups

Fontana 12 Julio Cesar
Zaccardo 13 Maicon
Barzagli 2 Cordoba
Dellafiore 23 Materazzi
Cassani 11 Grosso
Diana 21 Solari
Corini 14 Vieira
Guana 5 Stankovic
Pisano 4 Zanetti
Bresciano 8 Ibrahimovic
Amauri 10 Adriano


Sirigu 1 Toldo
Bovo 16 Burdisso
Tedesco 25 Samuel
Caracciolo 6 Maxwell
Parravicini 7 Figo
Munari 19 Cambiasso
Brienza 18 Crespo