My 1st match report hope you all enjoy.
Inter vs. Parma: Match report
Mancini decides to keep Bobo Vieri in the side for todayís crucial serie a game vs. Parma. Davids is recalled and Javier Zanetti returns after his injury. Inter line-up like this: toldo-zanetti-cordoba-matrix-favalli-advm-veron-davids-stankovic-adriano-vieri.
The match starts with inter dominating for the most part. String quite a few passes together without creating much. Then we get a corner Veron takes it and itís well clearly by Frey under his own goal bar under pressure from Vieri. After this we continue to dictate most of the play without creating much in the form of chances except for a cross which Vieri completely miss hits. Twice Javier Zanetti gets put in behind the Parma defence by Van Der Meyde but each time his cross is poor and the Parma defence easily clears them out for corners.
At about the 20th minute Parma have a corner. Gilardino gets in front of Cordoba and manages to flick it in with the heel of his foot, Davids tries to clear it from under the bar but to no avail. After this Parma had a good period of possession. For the most part the 1st half was disappointing from an Interís perspective. We didnít create much with Adriano forced to go down the wide left flank to create space for himself.
Second half starts with no changes . On 26 minutes Andy shots a good shot which is deflected it goal, the referee says goal kick. Inter start playing a bit better spreading the ball to the wide playerís better and creating width . After about 10-15 minutes Mancini brings Oba in for Vieri this would be the crucial change. Next move would be the introduction of Recoba for Davids. Davids played well but we needed a bit more in the attack. We finally manage to draw level when a VDM cross is missed by the Parma defence and Oba are left with an easy finish 1-1.
But disaster would strike soon afterwards. As Favalli is ball watching and allows a cross from the left to find Marchionni who gets in front of him . After this mancini brings on emre for advm. After 37 minutes Oba gets another chance outside the box as Recoba finds him with a good pass. The Nigerian easily beats Frey. Veron has a good cross which Cannavarro beats Oba to.
Veron has a shot in the box handled by a Parma player. The ref says no penalty , ball falls to matrix that blazes a point blank chance just over the bar. Martins cross for Adriano who with a chance he would take 9,5/10 times misses. Inter have one last chance from a Free kick which is won when Stankovic is fouled just outside the area. Recoba takes it 1st 1 is blocked but morfeo isnít 10 metres away, he is booked and Chino gets another chance. His shot is just wide.
So from I saw. We played well just wasted chances and the defence really should concentrate better . They defended well for the most part just a lack of concentration let to us conceding those 2 silly goals.
Toldo 6, 5: Didnít have much to do, he was decent.
JZ 7: Good comeback game he should have done better with the cross chances but we know he canít cross.
Cordoba 6.5: Same as matrix
Matrix 6, 5: Solid nothing spectacular.
Favalli 6: He solid but it was his fault that allowed Parma to take the lead again.
ADVM 7: He was dangerous made good crosses.
Veron 6.5: Wasnít his best game for us.
Davids 7: he did very well he did his defensive job well.
Stankovic 7: Good performance from deki was always dangerous.
Vieri 5, 5: I really donít know what to say anymore he shouldnít start alongside Adriano.
Adriano 6, 5: This wasnít his best game he could do better.
OBa Martins 8: Showed his class.
Recoba 7: Did well made a difference.
Emre : not enough time to rate.
Mancini 6,5: Made the right subs and at the right time but shouldn't start vieri.