SERIE A ROUND 18
 
13 JANUARY 2002

ATALANTA			2-2			BOLOGNA
Doni 10 (Pen)						Olive 41
Berretta 23						Brioschi 93

Castellini was sent off for handball. Pagliuca, who was never good at saving
penalties, didn't get near Doni's spot kick. Zaccardo almost killed himself when
he went head first through an advertising hoarding. Berretta scored with a superb
volley after Brighi headed out a cross. Olive got Bologna back in the match
minutes before half time. Brighi juggled the ball before flicking it to Olive, he
bounced it off his chest and swept a left foot volley into the net. Brioschi swapped
passes with Zauli and continued his run forward, Zauli passed to Brighi, he chipped
the ball into the box and Brioschi arrived in time to poke the ball past Taibi.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Brighi (x2)
Red Cards : Castellini 9 (Bologna), Berretta 94 (Atalanta)


CHIEVO				2-2			FIORENTINA
Corini 45 (Pen)						Gomes 13
D'Anna 87						Adriano 90

Gomes gave doomed Fiorentina a shock lead after dancing around the Chievo
defence. The ref dreamed up a penalty when Marazzina went down in the box
under a non challenge by Torricelli. Manninger got a hand to Corini's spot kick
but couldn't stop the ball squirming into the net. D'Anna headed in Barone's
free kick but went to sleep at the other end when defending allowing Adriano
to equalise.

Attendance : 12,000
Assists : Adriano, Marazzina, Barone, Baronio
Red Card : Corini 71 (Chievo)


MILAN				0-0			BRESCIA

Castelazzi made a couple of excellent saves but overall Milan were very poor
and rightly booed off the pitch at the end of the match.

Attendance : 50,000


PARMA				1-1			LECCE
Djetou 56						Konan 88

Djetou headed in Junior's cross. Konan the conqueror headed in Vugrinec's
free kick.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Junior, Vugrinec


PIACENZA			1-0			LAZIO
Hubner 70

The Boss beat Pancaro to Cardone's cross and ended Lazio's title challenge.
Lazio really suck without Nesta.

Attendance : 7,000
Assist : Cardone


ROMA				3-2			VERONA
Assuncao 54						Mutu 45, 53
Cassano 63
Batistuta 90

Mutu caught Zebina in possession, raced away and drilled a shot inside the post.
More sloppy defending gave Verona a 0-2 lead. Roma waited for the ref to stop
play after donkey Panucci had fell under a challenge from Mutu, he didn't and
Mutu scored an easy second. Not for the first time this season Verona or to be
more precise, their defence, blew a two goal lead. Assuncao stole a lose ball and
squeezed a shot inside the post. Cassano equalised with an acrobatic volley from
Cafu's cross. His first league goal for Roma since his ridiculously inflated 19 million
move from Bari. Emerson flicked on Cafu's free kick and Batistuta scrambled the
ball over the line.

Attendance : 53,000
Assists : Cafu, Emerson, Camoranesi


TORINO				3-1			UDINESE
Lucarelli 28 (Pen), 83					Iaquinta 46
Maspero 69

Lucarelli, a poor man's Christian Vieri, converted a penalty awarded for a foul on
Atsa. Martinez flew down the right wing before cutting a cross back into the box
which was superbly dispatched by Iaquinta. Maspero headed in Lucarelli's cross
and he ended any hopes of a Udinese comeback when he turned in Scarchilli's
centre late in the second half.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Asta, Martinez, Lucarelli, Scarchilli


VENEZIA				1-2			JUVENTUS
Magallanes 58						Trezeguet 5
							Iuliano 75

Nedved took a shot from 20yds, Brivio parried the ball straight onto Trezeguet's
head, 0-1. A super equaliser for Venezia. De Franceschi knocked the ball into
Magallanes, he flicked it onto Maniero, Maniero rolled the ball back and
Magallanes whacked a first time shot past Buffon. Maniero wasted a 100%
chance to put Venezia in front then Iuliano punished Bettarini's terrible
clearance to seal victory.

Attendance : 11,475
Assist : Maniero


PERUGIA				0-2			INTER
							Vieri 58
							Recoba 73

It looked as if the match would be suspended due to heavy fog. Vieri knocked
down a deep cross, Kallon chested the ball down but screwed his shot horribly
wide but Vieri was quick to react and smashed the ball past Tardioli. Kallon
punished poor defending to serve up a second for substitute Recoba.

Assists : Kallon (x2)


R Mehdi