PRESSURE MOUNTS ON TERIM, ZACCHERONI
Perugia triumph in a seven goal thriller at Fiorentina, Milan fight back from
1-3 down to claim a point at home to high flying Atalanta. Batistuta's
hat-trick fire Roma into second place.
4 NOVEMBER 2000
FIORENTINA 3-4 PERUGIA
Di Livio 22 Vryzas 40, 50, 64
Leandro 45, 78 Saudati 42 (Pen)
'Hair transplant for men' advert Di Livio was credited with the opening goal
though it took a deflection. Vryzas headed in assist machine Liverani's free
kick. Saudati converted a penalty awarded for handball. Rui Costa's free kick
rebounded off the crossbar and Leandro bounced it in off his chest. Vryzas
was gifted a second when Vanoli took 3 hours to clear the ball after Toldo
spilled a shot. Vryzas completed his hat-trick - meeting Goretti's cross at
the far post. Leandro headed in Repka's cross but Mazzantini and the
crossbar denied the home side a share of the points.
Assists : Liverani, Tedesco, Repka
LAZIO 2-0 BOLOGNA
An uncharacteristic piece of play from Salas helped Lazio to open the
scoring, he carried the ball from the half way line, resisted several attempts
to hurl himself to the floor near the penalty area before picking out Nedved
who shot in off the post. Crespo scored his second league goal of the season
mid way through the second half. Bologna desperately missed Locatelli, out
for a month with chickenpox! Apparently he got them from Signori's kids!
Assists : Salas, Veron
5 NOVEMBER 2000
BARI 0-1 PARMA
About three people turned up to witness this match and they didn't see
anything of note until Mboma's spectacular diving header gave Parma the
three points and eased the pressure on coach Alberto Malesani.
Attendance : 14,000
Assist : Almeyda
BRESCIA 2-4 ROMA
Bisoli 22 Candela 13
Hubner 45 (Pen) Batistuta 59, 78,
Candela side footed into the net after Nakata's header was charged down.
Samuel weakly headed a ball out into the danger area and Bisoli hammered
a first time shot past Antonioli. Brescia were awarded a penalty when Zago
flattened Turkylmaz in the box, Bruce Springsteen converted. Batistuta twice
converted rebounds after Zago and Candela hit the woodwork and completed
his hat-trick with a typically emphatic finish.
Attendance : 19,000
Assists : Turkylmaz, Delvecchio
MILAN 3-3 ATALANTA
Serginho 24 Doni 21, 45 (Pen)
Bierhoff 49 Rossini 47
Shevchenko 64 (Pen)
Doni capitalised on a mistake by Rossi (why the hell was he playing?) to give
the visitors a shock lead. Pelizzoli saved a Bierhoff header but Serginho put
away the rebound. Atalanta were awarded a penalty for handball by Julio
Cesar, Doni stepped up and scored his second. Rossini added a third on the
stroke of half time with an excellent header. Boban flicked on Gattuso's
cross and Bierhoff volleyed in at the far post. Milan were given a very, very
fortunate penalty when Pelizzoli was adjudged to have fouled Bierhoff in the
box, Shevchenko converted. Unfortunately the team's comeback keeps their
useless coach in a job.
Attendance : 50,000
Assists : Christian Zenoni, Boban, Bierhoff
NAPOLI 1-2 VICENZA
Jankulovski 24 Sommese 18, 51
Toni turned two Napoli defenders inside out before sticking a cross to the
back post for Sommese to head in. Jankulovski equalised with a superb shot
from outside the box. Napoli's goalkeeping nightmare continued when Mancini
let a cross slip through his hands into the net.
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Toni, ?, ?
REGGINA 0-2 JUVENTUS
Trezeguet 44, 62
Taibi came off his goal-line to head out Tacchinardi's cross, he headed the
ball straight to Trezeguet, Del Piero cunningly blocked Taibi as he attempted
to get the ball and Trezeguet hammered into an empty net. Tacchinardi also
supplied the cross from which Trezeguet headed in Juve's second.
Attendance : 26,000
Assist : Tacchinardi
UDINESE 2-0 LECCE
Despite the home teams early pressure it was Lecce who came closest to taking
the lead, Conticchio beat Turci all ends up with a powerful drive which
came back off the inside of the post and Lucarelli blew a one on one with the
'keeper. Sosa controlled a ball on his chest and volleyed past Chimenti.
Margiotta headed in Diaz's cross to send Udinese clear at the top.
Attendance : 18,000
Assists : Micolucci, Diaz
VERONA 2-2 INTER
Bonazzoli 16 Farinos 26
Italiano 43 Sukur 81
Camoranesi skipped Cordoba's challenge and centred for Bonozzoli, 1-0.
Farinos opened his Inter account in fine style, as the Verona defence attempted
to block Recoba's shot the Uruguayan slipped in Farinos and he slammed the
ball into the corner of the net. Italiano squeezed a shot inside the post and
was then sent off presumably for overzealous celebrating. Vieri, returning
from a long lay-off, headed against the crossbar. Suker equalised, getting
the faintest of touches to Farinos' excellent pass. Frey made a fantastic
stop from Mazzola.
Attendance : 26,174
Assists : Camoranesi, Recoba, Farinos
Red Card : Italiano 43 (Verona)