SERIE A ROUND 22
 
23 February 2003

PERUGIA					1-2			PARMA
Grosso 51							Adriano 30
								Ferrari 71

Adriano blasted Parma into the lead with a venomous free kick. Miccoli kept trying to
emulate his goal against Milan then went down in the box looking for a penalty
as everyone protested Grosso ran onto the ball and shot it into the corner. Ferrari
put Parma back in front with a fine header from Mutu's free kick. Mutu and Gilardino
hit the woodwork. Mutu also blew a great chance late.

Assists : Mutu (free kicks x2)


BOLOGNA				2-0			EMPOLI
Bellucci 14
Vanoli 68

Locatelli rolled back a free kick and Bellucci thumped the ball past Berti. Vanoli also
scored from a free kick when he bent the ball around a wall. Empoli only had one shot
of note all match and that was easily dealt with by Pagliuca.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Locatelli, Olive


BRESCIA					2-1			REGGINA
Baggio 61							Di Michele 79
Petruzzi 87

But for a combination of bad finishing and some horrible luck Brescia should have been 6-0
up before Baggio gave them a lead with a twice taken penalty. He second penalty kick was
saved but he converted on the rebound. Di Michele equalised after his team-mate Martinez
shot against a defender. Cozza inadvertently flicked on a Baggio corner and Petruzzi headed
home to claim a deserved three points.

Attendance : 18,000


INTER					3-1			PIACENZA
Batistuta 64							Hubner 90
Vieri 66, 67

Orlandoni made a phenomenal one handed save to deny Batistuta his first goal in an Inter
shirt. The only notable chance of the first half. Cristante profited from a mix-up between
Barcelona's mid-week hero's - Gamarra and the increasingly shaky Cannavaro but shot
wastefully straight at Toldo. A fantastic piece of skill from Dalmat opened up the Piacenza
defence, as he shot Batistuta stuck out a boot wrong footing Orlandoni. A terrible blunder
by Cristante gave Vieri his 20th goal of the season and he notched #21 less than a minute
later after some excellent work by Morfeo and Batistuta. Kallon skied a late penalty.
An excellent run by Hubner broke Inter's offside trap and he calmly lobbed over Toldo.

Attendance : 56,000
Assists : Dalmat, Mangone


LAZIO					0-0			ATALANTA

Lazio were the victims of the Milan effect as Atalanta got everyone behind the ball making it
almost impossible for the hosts to create any clear cut chances. Unfortunately Atalantas
anti football worked and they came away from the Olimpico with a point.

Attendance : 40,000


MODENA					1-0			CHIEVO
Sculli 75

Sculli won the match with a cracking low volley. The only highlight in an otherwise drab
encounter.

Attendance : 15,000
Assist : Milaneto


UDINESE				2-1			ROMA
Sensini 35							Montella 54
Iaquinta 75

How bad are Roma? So bad that Sensini scored. The 36 year old defender blasted in a rebound
after Pelizzoli parried Jankulovski's free kick. Cassano found Montella with a beautiful floated
pass and he volleyed over De Sanctis to draw Roma level. De Sanctis made two excellent saves
from Lima and Montella as Roma to secure a rare away win. Iaquinta's close range strike
deflected off Panucci past a helpless Pelizzoli. Zebina was sent off for a horrendous stamp
on Kroldrup.

Attendance : 15,000
Red Card : Zebina 90
Assist : Cassano


22 February 2003

COMO					1-3			JUVENTUS
Pecchia 79							Juarez 10 (og)
								Di Vaio 22
								Camoranesi 43

Donkey Zalayeta blew a cheap penalty won by Di Vaio. Juarez volleyed a Nedved cross
past his own 'keeper and the Czech playmaker gave Di Vaio a fabulous pass for Juve's
second. Brunner came up for a cross, completely missed the ball and Camoranesi sent a header
looping into the net. Pecchia scored a splendid consolation goal against his former club -
a scissor kick from Tarantino's cross.

Attendance : 12,500
Assist : Nedved, Pessotto, Tarantino


TORINO					0-3			MILAN
								Inzaghi 2
								Seedorf 43, 48

It took Serginho less than two minutes to make an impact after his return from injury.
He rode a tackle in midfield before picking out Maldini with a pass out wide, Maldini
centred and Inzaghi tapped in his 11th goal of the season. A sloppy piece of handling
by Manninger gave Seedorf the first of his two goals. His second arrived in first half
injury time following a strong run by Redondo. He took Redondo's pass before skipping
past two tackles, first with his right foot, then his left before finishing with a gentle shot
into the corner. The match was suspended in the second half after Torino fans rioted and
the police responded with tear gas which spread onto the field leaving the referee no
choice but to pull both teams into the dressing rooms. They didn't return.

Attendance : 21,000
Assists : Maldini, ? (won fk), Redondo


R Mehdi