Final score

22 April 2007 15:00

21' Negro
16' (2nd half) Materazzi (P)
18' Materazzi
Referee: / Linesmen: Niccolai, Pirondini / Fourth official: Zanzi
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Minute Text commentary
45' Half time. It's 1-1 here in Siena, and 2-0 at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo.
45' Atalanta double their lead against the Giallorossi!
42' Cruz blasts wide from 20 yards.
40' Corvia makes a headed clearance from Stankovic's corner kick.
40' Maicon's cross from the right takes a deflection. Corner for Inter.
38' Atalanta have taken the lead against Roma! Cristiano Doni scored the goal.
38' Julio Cesar makes a tipped save from the corner and wins a free kick after a foul by Eremenko.
37' Cordoba blocks another Chiesa cross. Corner for Siena.
37' Headed clearance by Materazzi from Chiesa's floated cross to the edge of the Inter area.
35' Another corner for Inter. Siena fail to clear and Cruz fires wide with an effort on the turn, but the whistle goes for handball.
34' Galloppa heads clear Stankovic's cross from the left-wing corner flag.
33' Bullet header by Ibra from Solari's left-wing centre. Terrific save by Manninger. Corner for Inter.
33' Another cross by Galloppa. Burdisso touches it back to Julio Cesar to deny Alberto.
31' Alberto outjumps Burdisso to a Galloppa left-wing cross but his header is wayward.
30' Corvia sends in a dangerous ball from the left wing but there's no team-mate on hand, and Burdisso cleans up at the far post.
29' Javier Zanetti has a shot blocked as the Nerazzurri come straight back at Siena. Inter remain in the Tuscan third and win a corner after Cambiasso's diagonal effort deflects off Manninger.
28' Solari makes a headed clearance from Galloppa's cross as the home side find openings down the left.
27' Ibra's flicked header from Stankovic's corner is saved by Manninger.
27' Maicon bursts between two opponents and wins Inter a right-wing corner after his cross is blocked.
25' Cordoba rises in the box to head wide Stankovic's outswinging cross.
24' Inter awarded a free kick 25 yards out on the right wing after a foul on Ibrahimovic.
23' Ibra feeds Cruz with a delightful touch of the ball but the flag goes up for offside.
22' Stankovic's inswinging left-wing free kick is headed clear by Corvia.
21' The home side equalise through Negro, who heads in Rinaudo's headed assist from Galloppa's left-wing cross. Siena 1-1 Inter.
19' Ibrahimovic sends a 20-yard left-footer well wide of the left post.
18' At the start of the season Marco Materazzi said his target was 7 goals, and he has reached that tally with today's effort against Siena.
18' GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Materazzi fires in from a yard out after Negro blocks on the line Maicon's initial effort from Stankovic's corner. Siena 0-1 Inter.
17' Manninger makes a reflex save from Cordoba, and Inter win another corner.
17' Cruz has a shot blocked by Gastaldello after receiving from Ibrahimovic. Corner for Inter.
16' Cruz is flagged offside as he runs on to Stankovic's ball over the Siena defence.
15' Inter attack back. Cruz collects a Stankovic pass and plays quickly to Solari but the Argentine winger is intercepted.
14' Veteran striker Enrico Chiesa, back in action after a four-month layoff, crosses for Alberto. Julio Cesar gets there first.
12' Inter continue to push for an opener. Cruz' weighted through pass for Ibrahimovic is cut out by Alberto.
11' The Swedish forward storms on goal after winning a duel in midfield but runs into a wall of three Bianconeri players and is dispossessed.
9' Ibrahimovic looks to serve the onrushing Cruz but Vergassola makes a vital interception for the Tuscans.
6' Ibra is denied by Manninger after latching on to a long ball over the Siena backline by Materazzi.
5' Inter close through Zanetti. The Inter captain collects a Cambiasso pass, drifts across the face of the box and sends a low, right-foot effort just wide of the left post.
3' At the other end Cruz receives from Solari, turns and fires on target. Manninger blocks.
2' Alberto volleys on target at the back post after a left-wing cross. Julio Cesar saves.
1' Welcome to a sunny Siena for this afternoon's Serie A Week 33 match at the Stadio Franchi.
1' Ayroldi blows his whistle, and the Bianconeri kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!
1' Siena: 1 Manninger; 2 Negro, 83 Rinaudo, 46 Gastaldello, 21 Rossi; 22 Alberto, 14 Galloppa, 8 Vergassola, 23 Eremenko; 9 Corvia, 10 Chiesa.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 16 Burdisso; 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 21 Solari, 5 Stankovic; 8 Ibrahimovic, 9 Cruz.
1' Mancini makes three changes to the team that lost to Roma in midweek. Burdisso comes in for Grosso at left-back, Solari replaces the disqualified Figo in midfield, and Cruz starts up front in place of the suspended Adriano.
1' Inter will seal their 15th Serie A title if they beat Siena and Roma lose at Atalanta.
Minute Text commentary
54' Scudetto!!!!!!! Atalanta beat Roma 2-1 in Bergamo, which means Inter are Italian champions for the 15th time.
50' Full time. Inter beat Siena 2-1, but there are still two minutes to play in Bergamo.
50' Antonini crashes wide from inside the area as Siena look for a late leveller.
49' Zanetti makes a headed clearance from Negro's flicked header.
45' 5 minutes of added time.
41' Vergassola yellow-carded for a foul on Cruz.
41' Dacourt dispossesses Cozza and concedes a corner. Nothing comes of it.
39' Maicon returns to the pitch and will grit his teeth for the final minutes.
38' Maicon pulls up with what looks like a muscular injury after well-timed interception on the left wing.
37' Dacourt's effort from distance is over Manninger's crossbar.
36' Antonini fires just wide of the left post from 25 yards.
35' Chiesa is replaced by Cozza.
34' Cruz gets into a scoring position but dallies on the ball and is dispossessed.
31' Siena bring on Antonini for Galloppa.
31' Maicon blocks Galloppa's close-range effort. This match isn't over yet.
30' Materazzi's far-post header from Recoba's pin-point delivery is wide of the woodwork.
30' Cruz takes the ball past two on the right edge of the Siena area and crosses to the far side, where Zanetti is fouled. Free kick on the left edge of the box.
27' At the other end Siena win a free kick 30 yards out on the right. The Tuscans go close to scoring after a goalmouth scramble but Ayroldi awards a free kick in our favour.
26' Gastaldello fires clear to deny Cruz a way through on goal.
25' It's the Swedish striker's last touch of the ball this afternoon as he makes way for Olivier Dacourt.
24' Roma have pulled a goal back in Bergamo. Atalanta 2-1 Roma.
24' Ibra makes clearances from Galloppa crosses as Siena win two corners in quick succession.
23' Corvia controls well a ball into the Inter area but drags his finish wide of the right post.
22' Eremenko has a fierce right-foot effort from 20 yards blocked by Javier Zanetti.
21' Siena bring on Frick for Alberto.
21' Recoba is dispossessed after a solo run across the face of the Siena area.
18' Materazzi makes a headed clearance from the resulting free kick, taken by Chiesa.
17' Materazzi yellow-carded for a foul on Corvia.
17' Recoba replaces Solari.
16' Marco finds the other corner with his second attempt. It's his eighth of the season, but more importantly, we're 2-1 up at the Franchi. Siena 1-2 Inter.
15' Materazzi fires his penalty kick into the top corner, but it will have to be taken again.
13' Penalty to Inter!!!!! Manninger is yellow-carded for bringing down Cruz just inside the Siena area.
12' Maxwell's cross-shot from the left is blocked by Manninger.
10' Cordoba blocks Corvia's effort from distance.
7' Maicon wins a duel with Galloppa on the right and sends a low cross into the box. Gastaldello blocks and clears.
7' Manninger is out quick to boot clear and deny Ibrahimovic a clear chance on goal.
6' Maxwell replaces Burdisso.
6' Our Brazilian keeper is okay to continue, but Burdisso isn't.
5' Julio Cesar remains on the ground with a bleeding nose after colliding with Cordoba as both players rose to clear the resulting corner.
4' Julio Cesar makes a one-footed save from Negro's backheeled shot, which looked to be going in at the near post.
3' Burdisso is booked for his challenge on Alberto.
2' Burdisso remains on the ground after challenging Alberto on the right edge of the Inter box. Siena awarded a free kick.
1' Inter kick off the second half. The way things are going in Bergamo, a win here in Siena will secure our 15th Italian Serie A title.
Julio Cesar
Average rating 8.69
Siena v Inter

There have been three competitive encounters between the two teams in Tuscany.


2003/04 Serie A: Siena-Inter 0-1
2004/05 Serie A: Siena-Inter 2-2
2005/06 Serie A: Siena-Inter 0-0

Beretta v Mancini

Roberto Mancini has won 3, drawn 3 and lost 1 of his 7 competitive meetings with Siena coach Mario Beretta.


2004/05 Serie A Inter-ChievoVerona 1-1 2-2 2005/06 Serie A Inter-Parma 2-0 0-1 2005/06 Coppa Italia Inter-Parma 0-0 1-0 2006/07 Serie A Siena-Inter 0-2

Inter's second-half form

Inter have improved their results in the second halves of matches this season to earn 23 points, more than any other team taking part in the 2006/07 Serie A championship.

Inter close to yet another record

Inter's 2006/07 team are two victories away from equalling the club's record of 27 wins 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.

The ref: Nicola Ayroldi

Place and date of birth: Molfetta (Bari), 05/05/1965
Refereeing section: Molfetta (Ba)
Serie A debut: 09/01/2000 Perugia-Udinese 0-5

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Inter's golden moments

With ten goals, Inter have scored more than any other 2006/07 Serie A team in the first fifteen-minute periods of matches. Mancini's side are also prolific from 46'-60' with 14 goals (along with Roma), and from 61'-75' with 20 goals. Inter are one of four teams to have conceded just 4 goals from 61'-75'. The other three are Empoli, Fiorentina and Roma.

Argentine trio prolific in April

Three of Inter's Argentine players are particularly prolific in the fourth calendar month. Julio Cruz, scorer of 60 Serie A goals, has netted 10 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.

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 Siena will see Mancini's Nerazzurri equal Juventus' all-time record of 14 Serie A away wins in 1949/50.

Inter without defeat in 21 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 5 since then.

Inter unbeaten in Serie A since April 2006

Inter's last league defeat away from home came almost a year ago, on 30 April 2006 when they lost 1-0 at Empoli. Since then the Nerazzurri have collected 13 Serie A wins and 4 draws.

Inter will win the Scudetto if...

...they beat Siena away and Roma lose at Atalanta. If that happens, the Nerazzurri will seal the title with five games remaining. Only two teams have managed that feat in Serie A history: Torino in 1947/48 and Fiorentina in 1955/56. The Granata beat Lazio 4-3 to lift the title, while the Viola drew 1-1 at Triestina.

Siena's poor starts to both halves

Siena, along with Torino, have scored just one goal in the opening fifteen-minute periods of Serie A matches this season. The Tuscan Bianconeri have also scored just once in the first fifteen-minute periods of second halves (no other team has scored fewer). Siena, however, have let in just one goal from the 1st to 15th minutes of matches (no other team has conceded fewer in this period).

Siena and substitutions

Siena are one of three teams to have made the most substitutions after 32 rounds of matches: 95 out of a possible 96. The other two are Atalanta and Chievo.

Siena and spot kicks

Siena have been awarded fewer penalty kicks than any other team after 32 rounds of the 2006/07 Serie A championship: just 2. And they have missed them both.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: Bertotto, Molinaro, Portanova (Siena); Adriano, Figo (Inter).

Cautioned: Antonini, Benussi, Brevi, Chiesa, Frick, Galloppa, Locatelli, Rinaudo (Siena); Cordoba, Maicon, Stankovic (Inter).

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

MILAN - I campioni d'Italia siamo noi! Inter win the 2006/07 Scudetto with a 2-1 victory over Siena as second-placed Roma went down by the same score against Atalanta.

Marco Materazzi gave Inter the lead, and scored again from the penalty spot after Negro's equaliser.

With 26 wins, 6 draws and just 1 defeat, Inter wrap up their second consecutive Serie A title with five games to spare.

Only two teams have managed that feat in Serie A history: Torino in 1947/48 and Fiorentina in 1955/56.

Roberto Mancini becomes the third coach in Inter history to win back-to-back league titles after Alfredo Foni (1952/53 and 1953/54) and Helenio Herrera (1964/65 and 1965/66).

Materazzi got Inter off to a perfect start at the Franchi, firing in his seventh of the season from a yard out in the 18th minute after Negro's goalline block from Maicon's initial shot.

But the home side levelled against the run of play when ex-Lazio defender Negro headed in Rinaudo's headed assist from Galloppa's left-wing cross.

Manninger saved two powerful headers from Ibrahimovic as the Nerazzurri looked to increase their lead before the break.

If Inter needed a half-time tonic, it came from the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia as the news arrived that Atalanta had taken a 2-0 lead against Roma.

Relegation-threatened Siena almost edged in front right after the interval, but Julio Cesar made a crucial one-footed save from Negro's backheeled shot.

Inter got the goal they needed on 61 minutes when Materazzi surpassed his self-declared target of seven goals. The World Cup winner sent Manninger the wrong way with a spot-kick that had to be taken twice following a foul by the Siena keeper on Cruz.

But Siena, still looking for their first ever home win against the Nerazzurri, weren't giving up and Inter had Maicon to thank for a block on the line from Galloppa.

On a hat-trick, Materazzi went close to increasing Inter's advantage but his far-post header from Recoba's pin-point delivery finished wide of the woodwork.

Zanetti made a headed clearance from Negro's flicked header, and Antonini crashed wide from close range as Siena launched a late assault on the Inter goal, but the Nerazzurri held on for the all-important victory.

Scudetto! Scudetto number 15. A title that will be dedicated to the unforgettable Giacinto Facchetti, who died just five days before the start of the 2006/07 championship.

Siena 1-2 Inter
(HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Materazzi 18, (pen) 61, Negro 21.

Siena: 1 Manninger; 2 Negro, 83 Rinaudo, 46 Gastaldello, 21 Rossi; 22 Alberto (7 Frick 66), 14 Galloppa (77 Antonini 76), 8 Vergassola, 23 Eremenko; 9 Corvia, 10 Chiesa (35 Cozza 80).
Subs not used: 18 Benussi, 5 Brevi, 6 Codrea, 38 Bartolucci.
Coach: Mario Beretta.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 2 Cordoba, 23 Materazzi, 16 Burdisso (6 Maxwell 51); 4 Zanetti, 19 Cambiasso, 21 Solari (20 Recoba 62), 5 Stankovic; 8 Ibrahimovic (15 Dacourt 70), 9 Cruz.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 11 Grosso, 77 Andreolli, 91 Mariano Gonzalez.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Nicola Ayroldi (Molfetta).

Booked: Burdisso 48, Manninger 58, Materazzi 62, Vergassola 86.

starting lineups

Manninger 12 Julio Cesar
Negro 2 Cordoba
Rinaudo 13 Maicon
Gastaldello 23 Materazzi
Rossi 16 Burdisso
Alberto 4 Zanetti
Galloppa 19 Cambiasso
Vergassola 21 Solari
Eremenko 5 Stankovic
Corvia 8 Ibrahimovic
Chiesa 18 Crespo


Benussi 1 Toldo
Bartolucci 6 Maxwell
Brevi 11 Grosso
Codrea 77 Andreolli
Antonini 15 Dacourt
Cozza 91 Gonzalez
Frick 20 Recoba