6 April 2003
INTER 3-3 ROMA
Vieri 52 Cassano 46
Recoba 58 Di Biagio 83 (og)
Emre 76 Montella 84
Cassano received a pass from Totti about 30yds from goal, ran forward and shaped
to cross then hit a sudden shot which caught Toldo cold. Excellent finish. Inter were
level minutes later when Vieri raced onto a Di Biagio long ball and fired past Pelizzoli.
Recoba quite simply should not have scored Inter's second goal. With his back to goal
he ran straight into four defenders, he kept going forward, kept dribbling and somehow
managed to make room for a shot which flew inside the post. Impossible goal. Christian
Zanetti and Vieri missed Conceicao's cross, Emre didn't, 3-1. Cuper took off Emre and
a heavy, heavy price. Toldo made a phenomenal save to deny Totti. Di Biagio put the ball
into his own net under pressure from Panucci. Candela caught Morfeo dithering in
possession, pushed him off the ball and passed to Montella and he hit a brilliant curling
shot into the bottom corner. Montella could have scored a hat-trick, he shot against the
inside of the post and then his spectacular left foot volley sailed just over the bar.
Batistuta almost stole the match at the death for Inter but also saw a shot comeback off
Match of the season. Looks like the championship is staying in Turin.
Attendance : 70,000
Assists : Totti, Di Biagio, Montella, Candela
BRESCIA 3-0 ATALANTA
Appiah slammed in a first time shot following good work by Matuzalem and Baggio.
Baggio added a second on the stroke of half time with an audacious lob from the edge of
the box and laid on a third goal for Petruzzi. Vintage Baggio.
Attendance : 19,000
Assists : Baggio, Toni, Baggio
Red Card : Zenoni 36 (Atalanta)
CHIEVO 3-0 UDINESE
The first two Chievo goals started with Corini spraying long balls out wide to Lanna
and then Franceschini and their crosses were headed in by Bjelanovic and Cossato
respectively. Pellisier scored a third from a Corini corner.
Attendance : 15,100
Assists : Lanna, Franceschini, Corini (ck)
LAZIO 3-0 COMO
Lopez 66 (Pen)
As Corradi cheated down a cross and was about to turn and shoot Fiore took the ball
off him and rifled past Ferron. Corradi got on the score sheet shortly afterwards when
he headed in a Mihajlovic cross. Como rallied and Peruzzi made two stunning saves
from Amoruso and Corrent. Como's hopes of a comeback ended when Lopez converted
a penalty after Cesar took a tumble in the box.
Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Corradi, Mihajlovic, Cesar (won pen)
PERUGIA 1-1 BOLOGNA
Vryzas 32 Signori 67
Perugia went close with long range efforts before taking a deserved lead and not
surprisingly Miccoli was involved. He teased a defender before chipping the ball
into the box, Fusani volleyed across the face of goal and Vryzas tapped in at the far
post. Bologna were equally dominant in the second half and Signori drew them level
with a close range effort following good interplay between Amoruso and Colucci.
Attendance : 8,000
Assist : Fusani
PIACENZA 3-3 MODENA
Di Francesco 8, 67 Milanetto 24, 27 (Pens)
Maresca 91 Vignarolli 85
Juve reject Baiocco supplied the pass for Roma reject Di Francesco to volley Piacenza in front.
Two penalties sent Modena into the lead. Kamara took a tumble to win the first and Cristante
stupidly kicked Vignarolli in the back to give away the second. Milanetto went to Orlandoni's
left on both kicks. A brilliant cross from Tosto left Di Francesco with the simple task of heading
Piacenza level. Vignarolli looked to have won the match five minutes from time but Maresca
turned and volleyed home a late equaliser.
Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Baiocco, Kamara (won pen), Vignaroli (won pen), Tosto, Sculli
REGGINA 1-0 EMPOLI
Nakamura 54 (Pen)
Reggina had all the chances but were denied by Berti in the Empoli goal. Nakamura
converted a penalty awarded for handball to keep Reggina above the drop zone.
Attendance : 23,000
5 April 2003
PARMA 1-0 MILAN
Inzaghi missed a hat-trick of guilt edged chances. Aside from a Mutu shot, which was
brilliantly saved by Dida, Parma failed to put Milan under any real pressure until
Mutu burst down the left flank and pulled the ball to the back post and Adriano
cheekily back heeled past Dida. Seedorf wasted two chances and Inzaghi had a goal
disallowed for offside.
Milan are out of contention.
Assist : Mutu
JUVENTUS 2-0 TORINO
Comotto 6 (og)
Comotto put through his own net. Tacchinardi headed in a Camoranesi free kick.
Tudor and Lucarelli were sent off when they were about to start a slap fight. Mezzano
earned himself a yellow card for a foul on Del Piero, Marinelli got his second yellow
for pushing the ref. Nedved suffered a knee injury following a horrible foul by Fattori
Trezeguet also left the field injured after he landing awkwardly when coming down
from a diving header.
Assist : Camoranesi (free kick)
Red Cards : Tudor 42 (Juventus), Lucarelli 42 (Torino), Mezzano 56 (Torino),
Marinelli 67 (Torino)