Roma beat Inter to lift Italian Super Cup

August 19, 2007

MILAN, Aug 19 (Reuters) - AS Roma lifted Italy's Super Cup on Sunday after Daniele De Rossi's penalty 12 minutes from time gave them a 1-0 win over league champions Inter Milan.

Inter missed several good chances in the curtain raiser to the Italian campaign but Roma, who beat Inter in last season's cup final, triumphed after Nicolas Burdisso felled Francesco Totti in the area.

Roma substitute Simone Perrotta was bizarrely sent off as he waited to come on to the pitch just before the goal, with the officials appearing to indicate he had said something to a linesman.

Romania defender Cristian Chivu, who moved to Inter from Roma in the close season, was booed by the visiting supporters early on but was given an easier ride in the second period.