Final score

7 April 2007 15:00

Referee: Paolo Bertini / Linesmen: Carrer, Carretta / Fourth official: Giannoccaro
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Minute Text commentary
47' Cambiasso's backheeled shot from Grosso's cross finds the sidenetting.
45' 2 minutes of added time.
44' Dacourt has a go from distance but his effort is way over Campagnolo's crossbar.
42' Julio Cruz' effort is over the Amaranto bar.
41' Free kick to Inter 25 yards out, awarded for a Tognozzi foul on Figo.
40' Inter's Brazilian keeper is called into action again. This time he parries Vigiani's flicked header from a left-wing cross.
40' Mesto races past Grosso on the right and forces Julio Cesar into a diving save with his cross-shot.
40' Grosso's low, left-foot effort from 25 yards is on target, but too central. Easy save for Campagnolo.
39' Cruz combines with Adriano and unleashes a 20-yard shot that is blocked by the Reggina defence.
37' Cambiasso blocks Vigiani's return ball for Mesto and the Nerazzurri advance. The move ends as Vigiani fouls Figo from behind. The Reggina midfielder is booked by Paolo Bertini.
35' Free kick to Inter on the right wing. Figo's outswinging cross is goalbound but Campagnolo is well positioned and the Reggina keeper catches.
32' Cruz gets a touch to Cambiasso's left-wing cross at the near post, but Aronica blocks. Corner for Inter.
30' Mesto plays his free kick short to Bianchi whose rising drive is wide of the far post.
30' Reggina hit back at Inter Cordoba blocks and clears a Mesto left-wing cross but seconds later the home side win a free kick 25 yards out.
29' Dacourt wins the ball back for Inter after Reggina block a Maicon cross and move out of defence. The Frenchman crosses into space in the area but there's no team-mate on hand.
26' Figo has a left-wing cross blocked by the Reggina defence, and wins Inter an attacking throw-in.
25' Cruz booked for a retaliatory foul.
23' Maicon's driven cross from the right is headed clear by Mesto at the far side of the area.
22' Campagnolo beats Cruz to Adriano's floated cross from the right and tips behind for a corner.
20' Adriano picks out Figo with a pinpoint pass to the left wing. The Portuguese midfielder gets to the by-line and crosses to the far post, but there is no team-mate on hand.
18' Cruz receives on the left and drifts across the face of the Reggina area. The Argentine's shot is blocked at close range.
16' Modesto makes a headed clearance from Figo's right-wing corner.
16' Adri's left-foot effort hits the Amaranto wall.
15' Figo is fouled from behind by Aronica. Free kick to Inter 25 yards out.
14' Figo's cross from the right is caught by Campagnolo.
13' Lanzaro heads behind an Adriano cross to deny Cruz a chance at the far post. Corner for Inter.
11' Reggina close through Lanzaro, whose header from inside the area is wide of the right post.
11' Mesto plays a one-two and hooks his cross over Julio Cesar. The Inter defence clears.
10' Julio Cruz tests Campagnolo with a fierce diagonal effort after turning well on to a Cambiasso through ball. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.
8' Cruz' cross from the left is hooked clear by Reggina defender Lanzaro.
8' Amerini gets a boot to Maicon's pass to the edge of the box, denying Cruz a clear chance on goal.
7' Inter bring on Nicolas Burdisso for Walter Samuel.
6' The Argentine midfielder receives medical attention behind the goal after sustaining an injury during the previous move. It looks as if he is unable to continue.
5' Samuel beats Tedesco to a high ball played down the right and touches it back to Julio Cesar.
4' The French midfielder is okay to continue, and returns to the pitch.
2' Dacourt requires medical attention following a crunching challenge by Tognozzi.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Granillo in Reggio Calabria for Reggina v Inter (kick-off at 15:00).
1' Reggina attack Inter in the opening minute. Tedesco's cross from the left is cleared by Cambiasso.
1' Reggina kick off. FORZA INTER!!!
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel, 11 Grosso; 15 Dacourt, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 7 Figo; 9 Cruz, 10 Adriano.
1' Reggina: 30 Campagnolo; 55 Lanzaro, 6 Aronica, 5 Di Dio, 23 Modesto; 20 Mesto, 16 Amerini, 8 Tognozzi, 19 Tedesco, 25 Vigiani; 9 Bianchi.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Reggina hold Inter 0-0.
47' Modesto fires way over from 20 yards.
45' 3 minutes of overtime.
43' Reggina bring on Gazzi for Amerini.
42' Inter replace Adriano with Solari.
42' Julio Cesar is quick off his line to smother the ball and deny Nardini a chance from Amerini's through ball.
38' Back in the Reggina half, Campagnolo saves a diagonal effort from Adriano.
37' Julio Cesar blocks a low 20-yard shot from Tedesco.
36' Recoba's left-foot shot from 25 yards is saved by Campagnolo.
34' Reggina replace Bianchi with Nardini.
34' Aronica tackles Figo in the box to end a promising Inter counter-attack involving Recoba and Adriano.
31' Dacourt's fierce drive from 20 yards is just over.
30' And Inter replace Fabio Grosso with Alvaro Recoba. A striker for a defender as Mancini switches to a 3-4-3.
30' Reggina bring on Amoruso for Vigiani.
28' Adriano's outswinging cross from the left is cleared by the Reggina backline.
28' Figo combines with Adriano but is tackled by Amerini in the box.
24' Play momentarily interrupted as Lanzaro receives treatment for cramp.
22' Julio Cesar tips behind at the far post to deny Bianchi a chance from Mesto's inswinging cross.
22' Cruz fires wide after Campagnolo's one-handed parry from Figo's left-wing cross.
21' Cruz fails to connect with Figo's ball square after Burdisso blocks a Mesto cross in the Inter half.
19' At the other end Campagnolo emulates Julio Cesar with a vital block from Cambiasso.
18' Brilliant save by Julio Cesar. The Brazilian blocks Di Dio's close range effort from Mesto's right-wing centre.
18' Reggina win a free kick on the right edge of the Inter area after a Grosso foul on Vigiani.
17' Luis' inswinging cross is caught by Campagnolo.
16' Mesto brings down Figo on the left. Free kick to Inter.
16' Grosso gets into the box from the left and crosses from the by-line. Campagnolo blocks.
15' Figo twists and turns on the left side of the Reggina box and gets a cross in after creating space. The Reggina defence blocks and clears.
14' Maicon heads behind an Amerini cross to deny Aronica.
13' Cordoba booked for handling the ball to deny Bianchi a clear route on goal.
10' Cruz pulls wide his left-foot shot after Zanetti's excellent ball into the Reggina area. Good chance for the Nerazzurri.
6' Tognozzi rises to head clear Figo's inswinging free kick.
6' Aronica trips Cambiasso on the left wing. Free kick for Inter.
5' Figo slices way off target his right-foot shot from 20 yards.
3' Adriano has a thunderous shot blocked by Aronica after racing on to a Figo forward pass.
2' Campagnolo is quick off his mark to beat Cambiasso to Adriano's intuitive through ball.
1' Inter, playing in their white away strip in Reggio Calabria, get the second half under way.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 6.8
3 shots on target 7
3 shots off target 6
21 fouls committed 18
6 corners 7
1 offsides 0
25:39 ball possession 27:45
Mancini v Mazzarri

Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in matches against his Reggina counterpart Walter Mazzarri, with 2 draws and 3 victories.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Foggia, A.Lucarelli (Reggina); Materazzi (Inter)
Cautioned: Aronica, Bianchi, Foggia, Giosa (Reggina); Figo, Maicon (Inter)

No Reggina home win in 2007

The Amaranto have collected 3 draws and 2 defeats from the five home matches played since the start of the calendar year. Reggina's last win at the Granillo was their 4-1 thrashing of high-flying Empoli on 23 December 2006.

Amoruso second all-time scorer for Reggina

Nicola Amoruso's goal against Catania on 18 March 2007 was his 20th for Reggina. The striker is now second in the all-time list of Reggina scorers in Italy's top flight. Cozza is first with 28 goals for the Calabrians.

Bianchi in Reggina history

No player has scored more goals in one Serie A season for Reggina than Rolando Bianchi, who has hit the target 15 times in 2006/07. The previous record was 11 goals.

Reggina's eight-game conceding streak

Reggina have conceded in each of their last eight league games, letting in a total of 13 goals.

Reggina and goals from subs in 2006/07

Only one Reggina substitute has scored a Serie A goal in 2006/07. Esteves came off the bench to score for the Amaranto against Catania on 18 March 2007.

Inter close to yet another record

The 2006/07 Inter side are two wins away from equalling the club's record of 27 victories in one Serie A season, set in 1950/51. The absolute record for the Italian championship belongs to the Great Torino side, who racked up 29 victories in 1947/48, the only Italian league season to be played with 21 teams over 42 matchdays.

Inter: new record of Serie A away wins

Inter have set a new club record of 13 Serie A away victories this season, bettering the previous record of 11 wins set in 1963/64 and 1988/89. Victory over Reggina will see Mancini's Nerazzurri equal Juventus' all-time record of 14 Serie A away wins in 1949/50.

Inter unbeaten in 37 games

Inter are unbeaten in 37 competitive matches, with 30 victories (including 11 wins in a row - 7 wins in Serie A, 2 in Coppa Italia & 2 in Champions League from 25 October 2006 to 2 December 2006 - a club record under the administration of Moratti) and 7 draws since their last defeat, a 2-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on 27 September 2006.

Inter without defeat in 20 away matches

Inter's last away defeat was the 1-0 Champions League loss to Sporting Lisbon on 12 September 2006. The Nerazzurri have won 16 and drawn 4 since then.

Inter unbeaten in Serie A since April 2006

Inter's last league defeat came way back on 30 April 2006 when they lost 1-0 at Empoli. Since then the Nerazzurri have collected 25 Serie A wins and 6 draws for a new club record of 31 top-flight matches without defeat. The previous record of 27 matches was set between 2003/04 and 2004/05.

Inter without defeat in 16 Serie away matches

Inter's last away defeat in the top flight came at Empoli last season. The Nerazzurri have won 13 (including 11 out of last 11) and drawn 3 since that date.

Inter's 22-game scoring run

The Nerazzurri have netted in each of their last 22 Serie A matches, scoring a total of 51 goals. Inter last failed to score in the league on 22 October 2006 when they played out a goalless draw with Udinese.

Inter's second-half form

Inter have improved their results in the second halves of matches this season to earn 22 points, more than any other team taking part in the 2006/07 Serie A championship.

Three likely scorers at the Granillo

Three of Inter's Argentine players are particularly prolific in the fourth calendar month. Julio Cruz, scorer of 59 Serie A goals, has netted 9 times in April. Solari has scored half of his 4 Italian league goals in the same month, while Crespo counts April as one of his best periods of the year along with November and February, with 18 goals in each month out of a total of 128.

wins(6) draws(2) defeats(1)

REGGIO CALABRIA - Reggina held Inter 0-0 at the Granillo to end the Nerazzurri's 22-match scoring run in the Serie A championship.

Mancini's side, last held to a goalless draw in the league by Udinese on 22 October 2006, see their lead at the top of the table cut to eighteen points as Roma ran out 2-0 winners over Catania.

Inter were forced to make an early substitution in Reggio Calabria with Nicolas Burdisso replacing the injured Walter Samuel after just 7 minutes.

Reggina capitalised and produced the first scoring chance on 11 minutes when Lanzaro headed wide from inside the box.

A ten-minute period of Inter pressure ensued with an alert Campagnolo thwarting crosses from Figo and Adriano either side of Cruz' blocked 20-yard shot.

Bianchi sent a rising drive wide from Mesto's short free kick as the home side hit back before Fabio Grosso had a left-foot effort from 25 yards saved by Campagnolo.

Brazilian keeper Julio Cesar, back between the posts after sitting out last weekend's home win over Parma, made crucial saves from Mesto and Vigiani as Reggina pushed for an opener before the interval.

Cambiasso went close on the stroke of half time, finding the sidenetting with his neat backheeled effort from Grosso's pass.

Both keepers saw their fair share of the action in the second half. Campagnolo was quick off his mark to beat Cambiasso to Adriano's intuitive through ball on 48 minutes.

The Brazilian then had a thunderous shot blocked by Aronica as an Inter breakthrough looked increasingly likely.

It could have come ten minutes in but Cruz pulled his shot agonsingly wide after meeting Zanetti's ball into the area.

Julio Cesar made a stunning reflex save to keep out Di Dio's close range effort from Mesto's right-wing centre as relegation-threatened Reggina poured forward in search of a goal.

Campagnolo emulated Julio Cesar with a vital block from Cambiasso at the other end.

Cruz went close again for the Nerazzurri but fired wide after Campagnolo's one-handed save from Figo.

Reggina could have taken the lead through Bianchi but Julio Cesar read the move well and tipped behind Mesto's right-wing cross.

With time running out Mancini introduced Recoba for Grosso and switched to a 3-4-3 formation but there was no way through as a resilient Reggina defence held tight, with Campagnolo keeping out attempts from the Uruguayan and Adriano in the final minutes.

Reggina 0-0 Inter

Reggina: 30 Campagnolo; 55 Lanzaro, 6 Aronica, 5 Di Dio, 23 Modesto; 20 Mesto, 16 Amerini (14 Gazzi 87), 8 Tognozzi, 19 Tedesco, 25 Vigiani (17 Amoruso 75); 9 Bianchi (2 Nardini 79).
Subs not used: 99 Puggioni, 7 Esteves, 15 Barillà, 34 Missiroli.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 25 Samuel (16 Burdisso 7), 11 Grosso (20 Recoba 75); 15 Dacourt, 19 Cambiasso, 4 Zanetti, 7 Figo, 9 Cruz, 10 Adriano (21 Solari 88).
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 77 Andreolli, 91 Mariano Gonzalez, 18 Crespo.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Paolo Bertini (Arezzo).

Booked: Cruz 25, Vigiani 37, Cordoba 58.

starting lineups

Campagnolo 12 Julio Cesar
Lanzaro 13 Maicon
Aronica 2 Cordoba
Di Dio 25 Samuel
Modesto 11 Grosso
Mesto 15 Dacourt
Amerini 4 Zanetti
Tognozzi 19 Cambiasso
Tedesco 7 Figo
Vigiani 9 Cruz
Bianchi 10 Adriano


Puggioni 1 Toldo
Esteves 16 Burdisso
Nardini 77 Andreolli
Gazzi 21 Solari
Barillà 91 Gonzalez
Missiroli 18 Crespo
Amoruso 20 Recoba