Final score

13 January 2007 20:30

14' (2nd half) Fiore
40' (2nd half) Materazzi (P)
15' (2nd half) Ibrahimovic
25' Adriano
Referee: Massimiliano Saccani / Linesmen: Rossomando, Saglietti / Fourth official: Baracano
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47' Half time. Torino 0-1 Inter.
47' Maicon tries a one-two with Vieira but the French midfielder's return ball is too long for the Brazilian.
46' The Toro defence clears an Ibra cross from the left.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
45' Inter close to a second goal. Maicon frees Ibrahimovic down the right. The Swedish forward crosses for Adriano who misses from six yards out.
42' Vieira's volley from Ibrahimovic's sublime flicked pass is punched clear by Abbiati.
40' Ibrahimovic's right-foot effort from the free kick is well off target.
39' Inter win a free kick 30 yards out for a Cioffi foul on Vieira. The Frenchman is booked for his reaction to the foul.
37' Torino remain in attack. Pancaro latches on to a loose ball 25 yards out and sends it into orbit.
36' Stellone tries to backheel Rosina's cross into the net, but Ibrahimovic blocks and smashes clear.
36' Figo booked for a foul from behind on Balestri. Free kick to Torino 30 yards out on the left.
34' Abbiati makes a punched clearance from Figo's cross. Saccani blows his whistle for a foul on the Toro custodian by Materazzi.
34' Good ball forward for Vieira by Maxwell. Cioffi takles the France captain, conceding a left-wing corner.
32' Julio Cesar moves quickly off his line and smothers the ball to deny Pancaro a chance from Lazetic's cross after De Ascentis fails to control.
31' Toro attack. Rosina plays wide to Balestri whose cross from the left goes behind for an Inter goal kick.
28' De Ascentis tests Julio Cesar with a half-volley from 25 yards.
27' Adriano's flicked header from a Vieira cross is saved by Abbiati.
25' Adriano has now scored in his last three competitive games for Inter.
25' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!!! Brazilian pair Maicon and Adriano combine for the opening goal. The right-back crosses for the striker to head into the bottom left corner. Toro 0-1 Inter.
23' Dejan Stankovic overhits his high pass into the box for Adriano. Abbiati collects.
23' Maxwell tries a one-two with Figo on the left wing but the Inter number 7 overhits the return pass.
22' Abbiati pulls off a good save from Adriano's curling free kick.
21' Free kick to Inter in a central position 28 yards out for a Franceschini foul on Adriano.
20' Lazetic booked for tugging Maxwell's shirt while the Brazilian defender was bringing the ball out of defence.
18' Goal kick to Inter after a Toro attack down the left. Lazetic thinks it's a corner and starts a shoving match with Burdisso. Referee Saccani tells them to calm down.
15' Adriano flagged offside as he runs to meet a Figo pass.
14' Adri limps back on to the pitch.
13' Adriano remains on the ground on the halfway line clutching his left ankle after falling awkwardly.
12' Lazetic makes a darting run into the Inter box but Materazzi forces the Granata midfielder into a weak shot. Easy save for Julio Cesar.
11' Toro captain De Ascentis cuts out a Figo left-wing cross for the strikers.
9' Maicon's cross-shot from an Inter free kick is gathered by Christian Abbiati, who is making his 200th Italian league appearance tonight.
8' Inter attack back. Ibra feeds through for Adriano but his pass is intercepted by Di Loreto.
6' Torino attack Inter. The Granata's starlet Rosina plays wide to veteran defender Pancaro who whips in a cross from the right. The Nerazzurri clear.
6' Figo runs on to an intelligent ball down the right by Maicon, but the Portuguese winger is tackled by De Ascentis.
5' Marco is okay to continue, and play resumes at the Olimpico.
4' In the meantime, Marco Materazzi remains on the ground after an aerial duel with Stellone.
4' Franceschini cuts out a low cross by Ibra for Adriano.
1' Welcome to the Olympic Stadium in Turin for tonight's Serie A Week 19 match between Torino and Inter.
1' Inter kick off. FORZA NERAZZURRI!!!!
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell; 4 Zanetti, 14 Vieira, 5 Stankovic; 7 Figo; 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano.
1' Torino: 32 Abbiati; 25 Di Loreto, 6 Cioffi, 14 Franceschini; 2 Pancaro, 23 Ardito, 15 De Ascentis, 17 Lazetic, 3 Balestri; 10 Rosina, 11 Stellone.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Inter beat Torino 3-1, thanks to goals from Adriano, Ibrahimovic and Materazzi.
47' Fiore tries to lob Julio Cesar but the Brazilian keeper is well positioned and makes the save.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
41' Inter replace Adriano with Santiago Solari.
40' Marco Materazzi scores from the spot to put Inter 3-1 up.
39' Torino bring on goalkeeper Taibi for Stellone.
38' The Torino goalkeeper is shown a straight red card.
38' Penalty to Inter for a foul by Abbiati on Adriano.
36' Mancini replaces Maxwell with Ivan Ramiro Cordoba.
35' Fiore's cross from the right goes behind for an Inter goal kick.
33' Torino bring on Elvis Abbruscato for Giuseppe Pancaro.
31' Ibra makes a headed clearance from a Torino left-wing corner.
28' Julio Cesar blocks a Pancaro cross from the right to deny Stellone.
24' Adriano has a go from 20 yards. Abbiati saves.
23' Abbiati makes a one-footed save from Adriano, who was clear through on goal after receiving from Vieira.
21' Maicon beats De Ascentis to Pancaro's right-wing cross and heads to safety.
20' Balestri booked for a foul on Vieira during an aerial duel.
19' Tactical substitution: Inter replace Figo with Cambiasso.
16' Stellone's flicked header from De Ascentis' left-wing cross forces a great save from Julio Cesar.
15' IBRACADABRA!!!!!!!! Ibra latches on to a Stankovic through ball and from a tight angle hooks it first time into the far corner. Torino 1-2 Inter.
13' Torino equalise. After a headed clearance by Burdisso, Fiore's follow-up shot comes off Materazzi and goes in with Julio Cesar stranded. Torino 1-1 Inter.
12' Nic Burdisso rises to head over Figo's cross from the corner flag.
11' Balestri makes a sliding tackle on Figo on the right-wing by-line. Corner for Inter.
9' Stellone and Fiore fail to connect with Rosina's dangeous cross from the left.
8' Ibra's cross from the left is deflected before Adriano can get to it.
7' Materazzi clears a Rosina ball in from the left.
6' Stellone's looping header from Pancaro's deep right-wing cross is caught by Julio Cesar.
5' Adri collects an Ibra pass just outside the Toro box but is surrounded by three opponents and dispossessed.
2' Figo's outswinging cross is caught by Abbiati.
2' Maicon has a right-wing cross blocked by Franceschini. Corner for Inter.
1' Torino get the second half under way.
1' Ex-Inter boss Alberto Zaccheroni has brought on former Azzurri midfielder Stefano Fiore for Lazetic.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.56
4 shots on target 7
1 shots off target 3
16 fouls committed 11
1 corners 3
4 offsides 4
00 ball possession 00
Zaccheroni v Mancini

The two coaches have met on three previous occasions. There has been one win apiece and a draw. The Toro boss has not lost a new year fixture since Udinese's 5-4 Serie A home defeat to Sampdoria in January 1997. Since then Zaccheroni has collected 3 wins and as many draws from his first games of new years.

Torino v Inter: no draw since 1991/92

Inter have played 78 competitive matches against Torino in Turin, winning 25 (last victory 2-0, 2002/03 Serie A), drawing 23 (last draw 0-0, 1991/92 Serie A) and losing 30 (last defeat 2-0, 1993/94 Serie A).

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Barone, Comotto.
Cautioned: Ardito.

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Crespo, Dacourt.

Inter's sprint starts

Inter are the most prolific 2006/07 Serie A team in the opening periods of matches. The Nerazzurri have scored 8 of their 38 goals (21% of the total) in the first fifteen minutes of games, without conceding a single goal.

Crespo Serie A's most decisive player

Hernan Crespo is the most decisive player in the 2006/07 Serie A after 18 rounds of matches. The Argentine striker's goals have earned his team 15 points.

Inter on target in 17 consecutive games

Roberto Mancini's team have hit the target in each of their last 17 competitive matches, scoring a total of 36 goals. Inter's last match without scoring was the goalless Serie A draw at Udinese on 22 October 2006.

Inter's last away defeat in September 2006

The Nerazzurri have collected 9 victories and 3 draws on their travels since their last away defeat: Sporting Lisbon 1-0 Inter (Champions League, 12 September 2006).

Inter okay in first match of new year since 2000

Since the turn of the 21st century Inter have never lost their first match of a new year, with 4 wins and 3 draws. The last time the Nerazzurri lost their first fixture of a new year was on 6 January 1999 when they were beaten 1-0 by Parma at the Tardini.

No away goal against Inter for 298 minutes

Roy Makaay's 62nd-minute goal in Bayern Munich 1-1 Inter on 5 December 2006 was the last time the Nerazzurri conceded away from home. Including the remaining 28 minutes of that game plus the entire matches against Empoli (3-0, Serie A; 2-0, Tim Cup) and Lazio (2-0, Serie A), Inter have not let in an away goal for 298 competitive minutes.

Inter's second-half form

Inter have improved their results in the second halves of Serie A matches this season to win 13 points, more than any other team.

No red card against Inter's opponents so far

Inter are the only 2006/07 Serie A team yet to have had an opponent sent off this season.

Inter unbeaten in 21 games, chasing absolute record for consecutive wins in A

Inter are unbeaten in 21 competitive games, with 18 victories (including 11 wins in a row - a club record under the administration of Moratti) and 3 draws since their last defeat, a 2-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on 27 September 2006. Roberto Mancini's men have collected 11 consecutive Serie A wins to equal the record held by Luciano Spalletti's Roma who won 11 in a row during the 2005/06 campaign.

Fiore, Rosina & goals in January

According to the stats, Torino pair Fiore and Rosina are prolific in January. Fiore has scored 7 of his 48 league goals in January (same number as in April), while Rosina has scored 4 of his 18 goals in the first calendar month (same number as in December).

Two Toro players prolific against Inter

Torino players Muzzi and Pancaro have good scoring records against Inter. The former has scored 9 of his 152 goals in games against the Nerazzurri, while the latter has scored 3 out of 18 against Inter.

Abbiati poised for 200th professional appearance

Christian Abbiati is set to make his 200th competitive appearance. The 29-year-old goalkeeper, who made his debut in Modena 1-0 Monza on 30 December 1994, has played for Monza, AC Milan, Juventus and Torino. He has played 147 times in Serie A, 26 in Serie B and 26 in Serie C1.

No early Granata goals this season

Torino are yet to score a goal in the opening 15-minute periods of Serie A matches this season. All of the Granata's league goals have come from the 16th minute onwards. Toro are at their most prolific from the 76th to 90th minutes of games (including added time), with 8 goals scored.

wins(34) draws(27) defeats(32)
TURIN - Adriano scored for the third game running, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Materazzi were also on target as Serie A leaders Inter defeated Torino 3-1 in a gripping Week 19 clash at the Stadio Olimpico to open up a double-figure lead at the top of the table ahead of Sunday afternoon's match between second-placed Roma and Messina in Sicily.

The win sees Mancini's team set a new record of twelve consecutive top-flight victories and extend their long unbeaten run to 22 games.

Adriano, partnering Ibra in attack with Crespo on the bench, combined with his compatriot Maicon on 25 minutes to head in a right-wing cross.

The Nerazzurri had two good chances to increase their lead before the break. Abbiati blocked Vieira's half-volley from a sublime flicked pass by Ibrahimovic, before Adriano missed from six yards after some devastating wing play by Ibra and Maicon.

Torino equalised thirteen minutes after the restart when Fiore's shot from the edge of the box went in off Materazzi with Julio Cesar stranded.

But, as has often happened this season, Inter reacted immediately and were back in front within a matter of minutes when Ibrahimovic latched on to a long-range pass from Stankovic before hooking his eighth of the season into the far corner from an acute angle.

Julio Cesar kept out Stellone's flicked header from De Ascentis' left-wing cross as the Granata came looking for a second equaliser, but after Adriano was twice denied from close range it was Inter who struck again when Materazzi beat substitute keeper Taibi from the penalty spot after Abbiati was shown a straight red for fouling Adriano.

TORINO 1-3 INTER (HT: 0-1)

Scorers: Adriano 25, Fiore 58, Ibrahimovic 60, Materazzi (pen) 85.

TORINO: 32 Abbiati, 25 Di Loreto, 6 Cioffi, 14 Franceschini; 2 Pancaro (19 Abbruscato 78), 23 Ardito, 15 De Ascentis, 17 Lazetic (7 Fiore 46), 3 Balestri; 10 Rosina, 11 Stellone (1 Taibi 84).
Subs not used: 4 Brevi, 5 Gallo, 9 Muzzi, 21 Music.
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni.

INTER: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 16 Burdisso, 23 Materazzi, 6 Maxwell (2 Cordoba 81); 4 Zanetti, 14 Vieira, 5 Stankovic; 7 Figo (19 Cambiasso 64); 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano (21 Solari 86).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 15 Dacourt, 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 18 Crespo.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Massimiliano Saccani (Mantua).

Booked: Lazetic 20, Figo 36, Vieira 39, Balestri 65.
Sent off: Abbiati 83.

starting lineups

Abbiati 12 Julio Cesar
Di Loreto 13 Maicon
Cioffi 16 Burdisso
Franceschini 23 Materazzi
Pancaro 6 Maxwell
Ardito 4 Zanetti
De Ascentis 14 Vieira
Lazetic 5 Stankovic
Balestri 7 Figo
Rosina 8 Ibrahimovic
Stellone 10 Adriano


Taibi 1 Toldo
Brevi 2 Cordoba
Gallo 15 Dacourt
Fiore 19 Cambiasso
Muzzi 21 Solari
Abbruscato 91 Gonzalez
Music 18 Crespo