Final score

20 May 2007 15:00

9' Ferreira Pinto Adriano
3' (2nd half) Figo (P)
Referee: Andrea Romeo / Linesmen: Griselli, Calcagno / Fourth official: Squillace
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Minute Text commentary
46' Atalanta lead Inter 1-0 at the break.
46' Ferreira Pinto causes mayhem in the Inter box after receiving in space on the right. Fortunately for the Nerazzurri, the Brazilian's shot is blocked.
46' Solari's looping header from Grosso's left-wing cross is easy prey for Atalanta keeper Calderoni.
45' 1 minute of added time.
44' Great chance for Inter from a counter attack. Mariano Gonzalez goes on a fast run down the left. He then feeds Solari who takes one touch of the ball before firing a low shot on target. Calderoni saves.
43' Cordoba, Inter captain this afternoon, makes a clearance from Zampagna's low right-wing centre.
41' Atalanta counter attack Inter, and once again it's three versus three. Tissone plays wide to Ferreira Pinto, who passes back to his team-mate, who fires way over from the edge of the area.
40' Figo's impact on the game is immediate. The Portguese winger gets to the left by-line and wins us a corner. His low cross from the corner flag is blocked.
39' Inter make their first change. Luis Figo replaces Olivier Dacourt.
39' Grosso's rising drive from the free kick is high over the crossbar.
38' At the other end, Inter win a 30-yard free kick.
38' Atalanta close to a second. Pereira Da Silva Adriano plays in Zampagna with a deft pass over the Inter defence. The Italian striker tries to lob Julio Cesar, and his effort isn't far off.
35' Bernardini's effort spins off the Inter wall, and Atalanta win another corner.
35' Free kick to Atalanta 25 yards out after a Burdisso foul on Zampagna.
34' Another shot Pereira Da Silva Adriano - this time from 40 yards - after an Atalanta corner is cleared. Julio Cesar makes another save from the Brazilian full-back.
33' Julio Cesar tips over Pereira Da Silva Adriano's dangerous effort from distance.
30' At the near post, Loria blocks and clears Grosso's left-wing cross from the by-line.
28' Santiago Solari collects midway inside the Atalanta half, runs on goal, twice turns Carrozzieri and looks for the top left corner with a well taken effort from 20 yards. It's just over.
27' Ariatti rises in the box to head narrowly wide Bernardini's left-wing corner.
26' Good move by the Bergamo Nerazzurri. Tissone combines with Zampagna and cuts back for Abeijon, whose first-time shot is blocked. Atalanta win their first corner of the game.
25' Stankovic's curling free kick is high over Calderoni's bar.
24' Rivalta booked for pulling over Mariano Gonzalez just outside the Atalanta box.
23' Inter close through Stankovic. The Serbian midfielder make a central run on goal, takes the ball several yards wide, and unleashes a precise low right-foot shot that Calderoni does well to touch behind for a corner.
21' Julio Cesar blocks from Zampagna who is put through by Ferreira Pinto. Atalanta are finding loads of spaces in the Inter half.
20' Abeijon yellow-carded for protesting after a challenge by Dacourt.
19' Another Atalanta counter attack. It's three versus three as Tissone bursts down the middle and plays wide to goalscorer Ferreira Pinto, who blasts wide from the edge of Julio Cesar's area.
13' Atalanta counter attack after Stankovic's corner is cleared. Ferreira Pinto storms down the right and whips in an early cross. Julio Cesar collects at the back post.
11' That's an important goal for the Bergamo Nerazzurri, who are still in with a chance of a UEFA Cup berth.
10' Ferreira Pinto booked for removing his shirt during the goal celebrations.
10' Atalanta take the lead through Ferreira Pinto Adriano, who collects a Loria through ball, turns Burdisso and pokes past Julio Cesar. Atalanta 1-0 Inter.
8' Gonzalez goes through on goal but Rivalta gets back in time to make a sliding challenge on the Argentine.
6' Bernardini's outswinging cross sails over the heads of the Atalanta forwards and the Inter defenders, and goes out of play. Goal kick for Inter.
5' Atalanta get a free kick 30 yards out after Burdisso is adjudged to have fouled Abeijon during an aerial duel.
4' Solari races forward as Inter hit Atalanta on the break. The Argentine passes wide to his compatriot Cambiasso whose cross goes behind for a goal kick.
1' Welcome to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia for our penultimate match of the season.
1' We're under way in Bergamo as Inter kick off.
1' Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 77 Andreolli, 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 11 Grosso; 5 Stankovic, 15 Dacourt, 19 Cambiasso, 21 Solari; 91 Mariano Gonzalez; 18 Crespo.
1' Atalanta: 27 Calderoni; 16 Rivalta, 15 Loria, 80 Carrozzieri, 3 Pereira Da Silva Adriano; 79 Ferreira Pinto Adriano, 8 Bernardini, 23 Abeijon, 19 Ariatti; 21 Tissone, 9 Zampagna.
Minute Text commentary
48' Full time. Atalanta 1-1 Inter.
48' Cambiasso collects on the left angle of the Atalanta area and unleashes a low left-foot shot. It's just wide of the far post.
45' 3 minutes of added time.
42' Figo plays in Gonzalez, but Calderoni is quick off his mark and makes a smothering save.
40' Grosso blocks a Donati shot after a 20-yard run by the Atalanta sub.
36' At the other end, Inter go close through Maicon. The Brazilian combines with Stankovic and fires over the bar.
35' Vieri's header from Bombardini's left-wing cross is caught by Julio Cesar. Atalanta are still creating plenty of chances.
34' Cordoba beats Vieri to Bombardini's high ball into the Inter box, and heads to safety.
30' Calderoni rises in his six-yard box to catch Figo's left-wing corner.
30' Atalanta bring on Bomardini for Bernardini.
28' Calderoni saves Stankovic's low 25-yard drive.
24' Figo gets a low shot on target from 20 yards, but it's too central. Easy save for Calderoni.
20' Javier Zanetti is on for Marco Andreolli.
20' Atalanta clear after Luis Figo's dangerous inswinging cross from a right-wing free kick.
19' Carrozzieri booked for protesting.
16' Andreolli blocks an Ariatti shot as the Bergamo outfit hit us on the break again. Tissone's effort from the loose ball is over Julio Cesar's crossbar.
14' Great save by Julio Cesar from Ferreira Pinto's 20-yard drive.
14' Maicon replaces Solari.
11' Atalanta close to second. Ex-Inter forward Vieri's looping header is headed off the line by Ivan Cordoba.
9' Atalanta bring on Donati for Abeijon, and Vieri for Zampagna.
7' Esteban Cambiasso tries to surprise Calderoni with a 20-yard strike. The Atalanta keeper blocks, and it's an Inter corner.
6' Andreolli beats Loria to Zampagna's left-wing corner and makes a clearance. Inter attack Atalanta down the left with Gonzalez, who weaves his way into the box and crosses, but there's no team-mate on hand.
4' Atalanta close to an immediate reply. Zampagna hits a low shot just wide after evading a challenge on the edge of the box.
3' Luis Figo scores from the spot. It's the Portuguese midfielder's first goal for Inter since his extra-time winner in the Super Cup last August. Atalanta 1-1 Inter.
2' Penalty to Inter after Mariano Gonzalez is fouled from behind by Carrozzieri!!!
1' After a delay of several minutes, Atalanta kick off the second half. FORZA INTER!
Julio Cesar
Average rating 7.05
10 shots on target 5
6 shots off target 8
16 fouls committed 12
12 corners 6
1 offsides 1
25:33 ball possession 28:49
Colantuono v Mancini

Inter's 2-1 home win over Atalanta in the first half of the season is the only previous competitive encounter between the two coaches.


2006/07 Serie A Atalanta-Inter ---- 1-2

Colantuono v Inter

Colantuono has faced Inter on one previous occasion - Atalanta's defeat to the Nerazzurri in the first half of the season.


2006/07 Serie A Atalanta-Inter ---- 1-2

Mancini v Atalanta

Roberto Mancini is unbeaten in competitive meetings with Atalanta, with 7 wins and 2 draws from 9 games.


2000/01 Serie A Fiorentina-Atalanta 1-1 ----
2001/02 Serie A Fiorentina-Atalanta 3-1 ----
2002/03 Serie A Lazio-Atalanta 0-0 1-0
2004/05 Serie A Inter-Atalanta 1-0 3-2
2004/05 Coppa Italia Inter-Atalanta 3-0 1-0
2006/07 Serie A Inter-Atalanta 2-1 ----

Atalanta's high scoring season

With 53 goals from 36 games, Atalanta have managed their fourth best scoring performance in one Serie A championship. One more goal will see the Bergamo Nerazzurri match their total of 54 goals in 1951/52 and 1953/54. Their highest top-flight tally was 66 goals in 1949/50. Atalanta have scored 33 goals in Serie A home matches this season - their best performance in the last fifty years.

Seventeen different Atalanta players on target this season

Along with Roma, Atalanta are the only other team to have scored with 17 different players in the 2006/07 Serie A championship. They are: Adriano, Ariatti, Bellini, Bombardini, Carrozzieri, Defendi, Donati, Doni, Ferreira Pinto, Loria, Migliaccio, Rivalta, Soncin, Tissone, Ventola, Vieri and Zampagna.

Penalties against Atalanta

No team has had more penalties awarded against them than Atalanta this season: 11.

Colantuono & points in May

With 12 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats from 18 league matches, Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono has a points per match average of 2.11 in the fifth calendar month. His only better period of the year is June (points average of 2.5), when there are not always championship fixtures.

Inter match Torino record

Inter's 4-3 win over Lazio in Week 36 was their 29th victory of the season. The Nerazzurri have equalled the record set by the Great Torino side in 1947/48, a 21-team tournament played over 42 matchdays.

Record no. of away wins

Inter have won 15 away matches in the 2006/07 Serie A season to better their previous record of 11 victories in 1963/64 and 1988/89 (both 18-team tournaments), and set a new all time record, previously held by Juventus who collected 14 away wins in 1949/50.

Disciplinary situation

Disqualified: -
Cautioned: Carrozzieri, Donati, Doni.

Disqualified: Materazzi.
Cautioned: Burdisso, Maicon, Vieira.

Inter unbeaten away from home

The Nerazzurri have won 15 and drawn 3 of their 18 away matches in the 2006/07 Serie A. If they come away from Bergamo with a win or a draw, Inter will have remained unbeaten on the road in on top-tier season for the first time in their history. Fiorentina (1968/69), Perugia (1978/79) and AC Milan (1987/88) have managed that feat in 16-team tournaments. The Rossoneri did the same in two 18-team tournaments (in 1991/92 and 1992/93).

wins(25) draws(23) defeats(16)

BERGAMO - Serie A champions Inter held Atalanta 1-1 at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in their penultimate match of the season.

Brazilian right-winger Ferreira Pinto struck an early opener for the Bergamo Nerazzurri.

Luis Figo levelled from the penalty spot three minutes after the interval to see Inter end the league season unbeaten on the road, with 15 victories and 4 draws.

Stefano Colantuono's side produced plenty of chances with lots of counter-attacking football in the first half.

But the first clear scoring opportunity fell to Inter on 8 minutes when Mariano Gonzalez went through on goal, only for Rivalta to get back in time and make a sliding tackle on the Argentine.

Atalanta took a 10th-minute lead Ferreira Pinto, who collected Loria's perfectly timed through ball, turned Burdisso and poked past Julio Cesar.

Buoyed by their goal, Atalanta pushed to double their lead, and almost did on 19 minutes when Ferreira Pinto fired just wide after receiving from Tissone.

Inter went close to a reply soon after through Stankovic. The Serbian midfielder powered down the middle and unleashed a low right-foot shot from 20 yards that Calderoni did well to get a hand to.

The home side were relentless in their search for a second goal, and Brazilian full-back Pereira Da Silva Adriano forced Julio Cesar into two crucial saves before a Zampagna lob that finished just wide.

Calderoni kept out a Solari effort on the stroke of half time as Atalanta took their lead into the break.

Inter were level three minutes after the interval when Figo scored from the penalty spot following a foul by Carrozzieri on Mariano Gonzalez.

It was the Portuguese midfielder's first goal for Inter since his extra-time winner in the Italian Super Cup comeback against Roma last August.

Atalanta almost grabbed an immediate reply when Zampagna hit a low shot just wide after evading a challenge on the edge of the area.

The Bergamo outfit went even closer in the 56th minute when Vieri, on for Zampagna, sent a looping header on target. With Julio Cesar beaten, Cordoba got back in time to head off the line and deny his former team-mate.

Cambiasso could have sealed victory for Inter in injury time but his angled left-foot effort finished a yard wide of the far post.

Atalanta 1-1 Inter (HT: 1-0)

Scorers: Ferreira Pinto 10, Figo (pen) 48.

Atalanta: 27 Calderoni; 16 Rivalta, 15 Loria, 80 Carrozzieri, 3 Pereira Da Silva Adriano; 79 Ferreira Pinto, 8 Bernardini (7 Bombardini 75), 23 Abeijon (5 Donati 54), 19 Ariatti; 21 Tissone, 9 Zampagna (17 Vieri 54).
Subs not used: 1 Ferrari, 25 Conteh, 28 Mauri, 30 Arrigoni.
Coach: Stefano Colantuono.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 16 Burdisso, 2 Cordoba, 77 Andreolli (4 Zanetti 65), 11 Grosso; 5 Stankovic, 15 Dacourt (7 Figo 39), 19 Cambiasso, 21 Solari (13 Maicon 59); 91 Mariano Gonzalez; 18 Crespo.
Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 6 Maxwell, 99 Choutos.
Coach: Roberto Mancini.

Referee: Andrea Romeo (Verona).

Booked: Ferreira Pinto 10, Abeijon 20, Rivalta 24, Carrozzieri 64.

starting lineups

Calderoni 12 Julio Cesar
Rivalta 16 Burdisso
Loria 2 Cordoba
Carrozzieri 77 Andreolli
Pereira Da Silva Adriano 11 Grosso
Ferreira Pinto Adriano 5 Stankovic
Bernardini 15 Dacourt
Abejon 19 Cambiasso
Ariatti 21 Solari
Tissone 91 Gonzalez
Zampagna 18 Crespo


Ferrari 1 Toldo
Donati 4 Zanetti
Bombardini 6 Maxwell
Veri 13 Maicon
Conteh 7 Figo
Mauri 99 Choutos