27 JANUARY 2002
CHIEVO 1-3 JUVENTUS
Marazzina 59 Ferrara 17
Moro 47 (og)
Del Piero 70 (Pen)
Juve took the lead from a corner. Trezeguet's header was parried by Lupatelli but
Ferrara headed in. Eriberto wasted Chievo's only genuine change of the first half.
A lucky second for Juve. Moro turned Del Piero's cross past his own 'keeper.
Del Piero threw himself over Lupatelli to win a penalty but his weak spot
kick was easily saved. Marazzina gave Chievo hope with a well taken goal.
Corini caught out the Juve defence with a precision long ball and Marazzina
shot under Buffon's legs. Moro handled Nedved's cross in the box and this
time Del Piero made no mistake from the spot.
Chievo are beginning to fall apart. Fortunately for them the contenders for the
fourth champions league place are also struggling.
Attendance : 28,352
Assists : Trezeguet, Corini
ATALANTA 2-0 FIORENTINA
Joao Batista Inacio who curiously has Pia' on the back of his shirt scored
after a brilliant passing move on the edge of the box. The finish was
great as well, he flicked the ball forward before smashing a half volley
past Manninger. Doni curled an outrageous first time shot into the top
corner after his pass was blocked.
Attendance : 15,000
Assist : Comandini
LECCE 1-3 BRESCIA
Chevanton 27 Toni 6, 64
E Filippini 90
Toni re-directed Filippini's shot past Chimenti. Chevanton's first touch took
him away from Petruzzi and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Baggio
presented Toni with a gift from an outstanding cross while off balance. Italy's
number one circus act, The Fabulous Filippini brothers combined for Brescia's
third. Baggio is back and Brescia's get their first win in 8 games. No coincidence.
Attendance : 12,600
Assists : Popescu, Baggio, A Filippini
MILAN 2-3 UDINESE
Shevchenko 6 (Pen) Muzzi 34
Serginho 14 Scarlato 52
Shevchenko converted a penalty after going down in the box. Serginho put
Milan 2-0 up with a brilliant strike from 20yds. Muzzi ran unchallenged 30yds
from goal and cracked a low shot inside the post. Shevchenko took a second dive
in the box under minimal contact from Scarlato but this time his weak penalty
was easily saved by Turci. More charitable defending gave Udinese the equaliser.
Udinese worked a short corner, Pizarro sent a first time cross into the box,
donkey Chamot watched the ball sail over his head and Scarlato arrived to head
in at the far post. Muzzi's free kick cannoned off the crossbar, Jorgensen's fired
the rebound goalwards and Helveg turned the ball past his own 'keeper.
Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Jose Mari, Shevchenko, Di Michele, Pizzaro
PERUGIA 3-1 VERONA
Rezai 58 Frick 17
Everyone's favourite Liechtenstein international, Mario Frick, scored a great
opener for the away side. Paolo Cannavaro slipped him in with a disguised
pass and he blasted a first time shot into the roof of the net. Perugia equalised
after 'the new Liverani' Grosso caused chaos with a free kick. Tedesco met
the ball at the far post, Ferron saved but Rezai put away the rebound.
Midget Ahn put Perugia in the lead with a beautiful corkscrew diving header
from Ze Maria's whipped cross. You won't see a better header than that
all season. Tedesco bundled over a deflected cross late in the match.
Once Paolo Cannavaro improves on his defending he will be one amazing
Attendance : 12,000
Assists : Cannavaro, Ze Maria
ROMA 2-0 PIACENZA
Assuncao gave Roma the lead from, yes you guessed it, a free kick. Totti flicked
on Lima's cross and Batistuta blasted the ball into the net. Batistuta blew another
easy chance and Totti saw his spectacular scissor kick palmed to safety by
Attendance : 55,000
Assist : Totti
TORINO 1-0 LAZIO
Lucarelli won the match with a World Class goal sending Torino into 9th
place. Ferrante dropped a ball in front of Lucarelli, he let it bounce once
and from a right angle lashed the ball into the net.
Attendance : 20,000
Assist : Ferrante
VENEZIA 1-1 INTER
Maniero 70 Vieri 27
Bobo kept up his remarkable scoring record with another quality strike,
a semi-scissor kick from Gresko's cross. He missed a great chance early
in the second half. Maniero equalised from the spot after going down under
under a non challenge from Gresko.
Attendance : 11,700
Assists : Gresko, Maniero
26 JANUARY 2002
PARMA 2-1 BOLOGNA
Nervo 7 (og) Pecchia 52
Cannavaro flicked on a corner and Nervo turned the ball past Pagliuca. Another
corner, another goal. Bologna blew two chances to clear leaving Sukur with a
tap-in. Pecchia tapped into an empty net after Frey had made an awesome
save from Cruz.
Attendance : 17,286
Assist : Lamouchi