20 JANUARY 2002
FIORENTINA 1-1 MILAN
Adriano 90 Jose Mari 52
Manninger made an incredible save from Shevchenko's deflected header.
A minute later Milan hit the front. Jose Mari with a brilliant header from
Serginho's cross. Shevchenko took a tumble in the box after running into
Torricelli, penalty. His weak spot kick was saved by Manninger. Gattuso was
sent off for deliberate handball. Morfeo wasted a great chance. Serginho
just failed to make contact with Jose Mari's knockdown with the goal at his
mercy. Gonzalez stole the ball off Albertini deep in midfield and passed to
Adriano. Costacurta tried to tackle him but bounced off and Adriano slotted
the ball into the bottom corner.
Assists : Serginho, Gonzalez
BOLOGNA 3-1 CHIEVO
Zauli 41, 95 Beghetto 73
Zauli pounced on a mix-up in the Chievo defence to give Bologna the lead.
Chievo were awarded a penalty when Gamberini hauled down Cossato.
Manfredini hit the outside of the post. Zauli picked out Cruz with a superb
pass and the previously miss firing striker coolly flicked the ball over the
advancing Lupatelli. Beghetto scrambled in from Eriberto's cross. Lorenzi
fouled Nervo but Zauli picked up the loose ball, raced into the box and
thrashed it past Lupatelli.
Attendance : 23,000
Assists : Cruz, Zauli, Eriberto
Red Card : D'Anna 58 (Chievo)
INTER 2-0 PARMA
Sensini 4 (og)
Vieri pulled down Recoba's cross, stepped inside Cannavaro and whacked
the ball goal wards, Frey saved, Kallon and Vieri went for the rebound,
the ball hit Frey and went in off team-mate Sensini. Inter scored a long
overdue second when Vieri let fly with a stunning shot from 25yds.
Attendance : 56,000
Assist : Zanetti
JUVENTUS 3-0 ATALANTA
Trezeguet 39, Trezeguet 73
Taibi weakly punched out Thuram's deep cross and Tacchinardi volleyed
into an empty net. Zambrotta headed on Nedved's cross and Trezeguet
nonchalantly flicked the ball past Taibi. I've said this before but it's
worth repeating, Trezeguet is the best header of the ball in the World.
Trezeguet scored at the second attempt after his initial effort had been
Attendance : 25,000
Assist : Zambrotta
LAZIO 5-0 PERUGIA
Inzaghi began the slaughter with a tap-in. Pancaro tried his luck from
distance, the ball deflected off Di Loreto onto a post and Lopez kneed the
ball into the net. Fiore scored his first league goal for Lazio when he sprung
Perugia's offside trap and set-up Stankovic for a fourth with a nice chipped
ball over the top. Perugia old boy Liverani had a hand in the fifth, his free
kick was eventually turned in by Negro. Negro's goal seemed to inspire
Perugia! Peruzzi pulled off a back breaking save from Grosso's fierce close
range effort and also made a brilliant save from Semereh's volley. Stankovic
made certain Perugia went home empty handed when he cleared a goal
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Crespo, Poborsky, Fiore, Stankovic
LECCE 0-0 PIACENZA
Vugrinec hit a post. Chimenti made a fantastic save from Di Francesco.
Attendance : 11,600
UDINESE 1-1 ROMA
Di Michele 48 Batistuta 82
Di Michele ran onto Martinez's pass, dummied Antonioli and tapped into
an empty net. Similar to the goal Totti scored a fortnight ago. Batistuta
scored at the second attempt after his header struck Caballero. Di Michele
latched on Zebina's weak back pass and as he went past Zebina gave him
a shove in the back, penalty. Muzzi missed his second successive penalty
though Antonioli deserves credit for a good save.
Attendance : 17,000
Assist : Martinez
VERONA 1-0 VENEZIA
Oddo, the best right back in Serie A, run down the right flank and got the
break of the ball twice as first it struck Bettarini's heels then as he shot it
hit Bjorklund and flew into the top corner. Verona were awarded a penalty
when Bjorklund went through the back of Liechtenstein international Mario
Frick. Colucci took the penalty as regular penalty taker Oddo missed his
previous two spot kicks. Same result. Colucci hit the inside of a post and
the ball rolled out.
Attendance : 13,500
19 JANUARY 2002
BRESCIA 1-2 TORINO
Yllana 52 Ferrante 83
Yllana headed in after Toni flicked on a corner. Ferrante equalised with a
superb half volley from a free kick and then slipped in Vergassola for the
winner with a brilliantly weighted pass. Asta was sent off for kicking
Mangone. Toni blew a 100% chance from Giunti's corner.
Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Toni, Scarchilli, Ferrante
Red Card : Asta 88 (Torino)