INTER - NO END TO THE NIGHTMARE
Inter's misery continues with another defeat at home to lowly Lecce. Parma
move back into the title picture with a late victory over Udinese. A mistake
by Van der Sar gifts Lazio a point in Turin. A Totti inspired Roma move to
the top of the league. Atalanta trail them by a point and remain the only
unbeaten team in the league following victory over Brescia.
11 NOVEMBER 2000
ATALANTA 2-0 BRESCIA
Donati scored his first Round A goal in spectacular fashion, blasting a half
volley into the top corner. Srnicek tipped a cross onto the crossbar
unfortunately for Brescia it came back, Ventola tapped in.
Attendance : 28,000
JUVENTUS 1-1 LAZIO
Tudor 21 Salas 29
Tudor emphatically headed Juve into the lead form a Del Piero corner. Salas
tried his luck from 25yds and Van der Sar either attempted to save the ball or
kick it, he missed and it rolled into the net. He made amends with fine
saves from Crespo and Nedved. Juve had a couple of half arsed penalty appeals
turned down, the type of decisions that used to go in their favour in the past.
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Del Piero, Simeone
12 NOVEMBER 2000
PARMA 2-0 UDINESE
Lamouchi broke the deadlock with a stunning strike. Micoud's goal was almost
as good, a low shot curled inside the post.
Attendance : 16,000
Assists : Boghossian, ?
BARI 1-3 MILAN
Madsen 71 Bierhoff 67
Given the number of chances created by both teams it was surprising that it
took 67 minutes for the first goal to arrive, Bierhoff heading in Coco's
cross. Madsen equalised with an excellent volley from the edge of the box.
Shevchenko put Milan back in front from the penalty spot, awarded for a
rugby tackle on Coco and made the game safe from Jose Mari's cut back.
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Coco (x2), Jose Mari
BOLOGNA 1-1 FIORENTINA
Cruz 38 Leandro 64 (Pen)
Signori and Nuno Gomes missed sitters. Wome intercepted a ball and passed to
Cruz, he ran from the half way line, turned Pierini inside out twice and shot
into the corner. The ref dreamed up a penalty for a supposed foul on Leandro,
he beat Pagliuca with ease. Repka was sent off for an equally dubious foul on
Attendance : 25,000
Assists : Wome, Leandro
Red Card : Repka 90 (Fiorentina)
INTER 0-1 LECCE
Inter were awarded a penalty for a foul on Sukur. Chimenti brilliantly
tipped Blanc's spot kick to safety. Piangerelli pounced on slack control by
Farinos (or Jugovic) and passed to Conticchio who in turn found Vugrinec and
the Croat slammed a first time shot past Ballotta. Malusci was harshly sent
off for 'bringing' down Sukur when through on goal. A rusty Vieri wasted
several chances though Sukur was guilty of the worst miss, heading over from
a rebound in front of goal. Ballotta made an excellent save to deny Lucarelli.
Attendance : 60,000
Assist : Conticchio
Red Card : Malusci 31 (Lecce)
PERUGIA 1-1 NAPOLI
Materazzi 70 (Pen) Amoruso 18
Amoruso tapped in a rebound after Belucci's shot came off the post and then
wasted a glorious chance to increase their lead. Perugia dominated the second
half but needed a dodgy penalty to get a share of the points but they should
have bagged all three. Baldini walked for a reckless foul.
Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Bucchi
Red Card : Baldini 78 (Napoli)
ROMA 2-1 REGGINA
Totti 29 (Pen) Bogdani 54
Totti fell in the box, Collina gave a penalty, Totti converted. Taibi made an
excellent save from Candela and typically following up with one of his
specials, spilling a pass to Delvecchio who should be shot for missing an
open goal. Bogdani rose above the Roma defence to head in a free kick. Taibi
made World Class saves from Totti and Cafu before Montella won the match with
a great goal, Zanetti launched the ball into the box, Totti headed down and
Montella volleyed into the net.
Attendance : 55,000
Assists : Totti (x2), Jiranek
VICENZA 2-2 VERONA
Luiso 52 Bonazzoli 55
Dal Canto 66 Camoranesi 82
Ferron blocked Toni's shot but the ball fell kindly to Luiso unmarked in
front of goal. Bonazzoli equalised with a looping header. The unfortunate
Ferron did it again, he made a brilliant save from Bernardini's free kick
but Dal Canto was quickest to react and poked in. Camoranesi powerfully
heading in Salvetti's corner.
Attendance : 14,000
Assists : Salvetti
Red Card : Laursen 89 (Verona)