2008 Coppa Italia Final

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2008 Coppa Italia Final
Perrotta Coppa Italia.jpg
Victorious Roma players with President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano
Event 2007–08 Coppa Italia
Date 24 May 2008
Venue Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Referee Emidio Morganti
Attendance 60,000
Weather Clar
19 °C (66 °F)[1]

The 2008 Coppa Italia Final was a single match played on May 24, 2008, between defending champions A.S. Roma and Internazionale at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Roma successfully defended their title as cup winners, defeating Inter by a score of 2–1.

For the first time since 1980, the final was played as a single match on neutral territory.[2]

Previous finals[edit]

This was the fourth consecutive and total final between these two clubs. This incredible list of repeated finals had no similar record in all history of world football.

Generally speaking, Roma played here its fifteenth final, while Inter its eleventh one.

Match details[edit]

Roma 2–1 Internazionale
Mexès Goal 36'
Perrotta Goal 54'
Report Pelé Goal 60'
Attendance: 60,000
GK 32 Brazil Doni
RB 77 Italy Marco Cassetti
CB 5 France Philippe Mexès
CB 4 Brazil Juan
LB 22 Italy Max Tonetto
CM 16 Italy Daniele De Rossi (c)
CM 7 Chile David Pizarro
LW 8 Italy Alberto Aquilani Substituted off 90'
AM 20 Italy Simone Perrotta Yellow card 56' Substituted off 72'
RW 14 France Ludovic Giuly Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Montenegro Mirko Vučinić Yellow card 74'
GK 1 Italy Gianluca Curci
DF 2 Italy Christian Panucci Substituted in 90'
LB 15 Portugal Vitorino Antunes
RB 3 Brazil Cicinho Substituted in 66'
DM 33 Italy Matteo Brighi Substituted in 72'
FW 30 Brazil Mancini
FW 18 Italy Mauro Esposito
Italy Luciano Spalletti
GK 1 Italy Francesco Toldo Yellow card 54'
RB 13 Brazil Maicon
CB 26 Romania Cristian Chivu
CB 16 Argentina Nicolás Burdisso Yellow card 87'
LB 6 Brazil Maxwell
RM 4 Argentina Javier Zanetti (c) Substituted off 90'
CM 14 France Patrick Vieira Yellow card 61'
CM 5 Serbia Dejan Stanković Substituted off 46'
LM 31 Brazil César Substituted off 62'
CF 29 Honduras David Suazo
CF 45 Italy Mario Balotelli
GK 12 Brazil Júlio César
DF 40 Montenegro Ivan Fatić
MF 30 Portugal Pélé Yellow card 87' Substituted in 46'
MF 21 Argentina Santiago Solari
MF 11 Chile Luis Jiménez Substituted in 62'
MF 28 Portugal Maniche
FW 18 Argentina Hernán Crespo Substituted in 90'
Italy Roberto Mancini