Dejan Stankovic, Inter Milan took a slight lead in the Italian Cup semi-final against Roma in the only goal of the first stage Tuesday at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Serb was beaten in the run-time of silence from the crowd and let homeowners as favorites before the second leg in Milan on May 11
Inter, which was completed in Rome last season, looking to recover from two consecutive defeats in all competitions.
With Roma captain Francesco Totti, Vincenzo Montella has suspended the coach decided to play with Marco Borriello.
Inter had a great start and the first test goalkeeper Alexander Doni Rome in the first minute.
Wesley Sneijder 30 yards was met by a large Doni saved.
Rome responded with Mirko Vucinic Borriello serve in the box and his shot at close range is slightly off the post.
In the center of the head of the first half of Lucio Maicon Cruz was guarded by Doni.
Inter Press and Andrea Ranocchia could give his team a lead of 41 minutes Sneijder had his powerful chief Cruz unsurpassed.
Inter efforts paid before halftime.
Esteban Cambiasso, Stankovic fed outside the area and their right foot effort beat Doni.
Rome is hard to beat Inter defense well placed after the restart and was based on long-range shooting.
In the 55th minute, John Arne Riise hit the ball 30 yards went wide.
Soon after, led by Simone Perrotta David Pizarro Cruz was deflected as an opportunity of begging for Roma.
Inter extended their lead in 79 minutes, but Doni is fully stretched to clear Sneijder strike from eight yards after being fed by Goran Pandev.
With a minute remaining, including goalkeeper Julio Cesar made a good tackle to clear the distance Rodrigo Taddei strike in what was the last chance for Roma to an equalizer.
The Coppa Italia is the best opportunity for either side to win a trophy this season.