MILAN – If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled night don’t miss tonight’s Inter Classics event. Wednesday is the day we keep you company on YouTube with a great match from the Nerazzurri’s recent past, and today we’re bringing you the 2006 Italian Super Cup Final, Inter 4-3 Roma. It was an unbelievable match with a historic comeback as Inter came back from 3-0 down to win 4-3.
You won’t be alone in watching it either, because a protagonist from that incredible evening will accompany you in watching the 2006 Super Cup: Javier Zanetti will recount his emotions of the game at 21:45 CEST on our YouTube channel, before introducing the first whistle at 22:00 CEST.
It was you, the Nerazzurri fans, who chose to review this match via a poll on our social media. And tonight, we’ll also be accompanying you on our social media profiles in an attempt to totally relive the emotions of that evening. Once again, at the final whistle you’ll be the protagonists as you can vote for the next Inter Classics match.
What a crazy game. The first of a season that would end with Inter winning the Club’s 15th Scudetto. There were many new faces at San Siro: Fabio Grosso, Douglas Maicon (who came on as a sub), Patrick Vieira, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Dacourt (who also came off the bench) all made their Nerazzurri debuts. What’s more, Hernan Crespo was back wearing Inter’s shirt.
Mancini scored in the 15th minute, then Aquilani netted twice in the 25th and 34th and Inter already seemed dead and buried three goals down. The only saving grace of the first half was Patrick Vieira’s debut goal to make it 3-1 before the break. Hernan Crespo’s entrance was a catalyst in the second half as he scored a wonderful header to make it 3-2 and inject life back into the contest. With quarter of an hour to go, Patrick Vieira struck again to level the score at 3-3. But it wasn’t over then…
With the clock ticking into the fourth minute in the first half of extra time, Luis Figo produced a peach of a free kick to beat Doni, which meant that the Nerazzurri were 4-3 winners and lifted the Italian Super Cup!
INTER 4-3 ROMA
INTER: 1 Toldo; 4 Zanetti, 23 Materazzi, 25 Samuel, 11 Grosso (54' 13 Maicon); 7 Figo, 14 Vieira, 19 Cambiasso, 5 Stankovic (105' 15 Dacourt); 8 Ibrahimovic, 10 Adriano (61' 18 Crespo)
Substitutes:12 Julio Cesar, 9 Cruz, 21 Solari, 77 Andreolli
Coach: Roberto Mancini
ROMA: 32 Doni; 2 Panucci, 5 Mexes, 13 Chivu, 25 Cufrè; 16 De Rossi, 8 Aquilani (80' 22 Tonetto); 30 A.Mancini, 20 Perrotta, 11 Taddei (66' 77 Cassetti); 10 Totti (72' 15 Mido)
Substitutes:1 Curci, 9 Montella, 14 Faty, 21 Ferrari
Coach: Luciano Spalletti
Scorers: 13' Mancini, 25' and 34' Aquilani, 44' and 74' Vieira, 65' Crespo, 94' Figo