8 February 2004
ROMA 4-0 JUVENTUS
Totti 53 (Pen)
Cassano 70, 84
Dacourt, who along with Gattuso is the best DM in Serie A, gave Roma a dream start with
his first goal of the season. As Totti's corner was poorly cleared Dacourt latched onto the ball
and shot goalwards, his first effort was charged down his second burst the net. Totti came
within inches of extending Roma's lead 10 minutes later. Lima found his captain with a superb
30 yard crossfield pass, Totti took the ball on his chest and crashed a volley against the
underside of the crossbar.
Montero conceded a penalty with a foul on Cassano. Totti's blasted the ball in off the post.
Montero earned a second yellow, though it should have been a straight red, for blatantly
kicking Totti in front of Collina. Newman threw down his cigar in disgust. Cassano added a
third with a superb cushioned volley. Pelizzoli saved a poorly struck Trezeguet penalty.
Zebina and Trezguet hit the deck when challenging for the ball, Emerson took possession
and hit a brilliant pass with the outside of his foot to Mancini, Mancini ran down the wing
and stood in front of two Juve players waiting for Emeron to arrive before playing a one-two,
charging inside the box and whipping a fantastic first time cross to the back post, Cassano's
perfectly placed standing header finishing off a fantastic move to give Roma a resounding
victory and put them within five points of Milan.
Capello switched to a 4-4-2. Totti and Cassano played in attack. Dacourt and Emerson totally
dominated the midfield allowing everyone license to get forward. Nedved was completly nullfied
and if you take out Nedved you take out 90% of Juve's attack because without him the team
have no imagination and Trezgeuet is rendered impotent. Juve are still not of the title race
yet as both Milan and Roma have some tough fixtures over the next 6 weeks, Juve's only
difficult match (on paper) is against Milan in mid March.
Attendance : 73,000
Assists : Cassano (won pen), Mancini
EMPOLI 1-0 SIENA
Busce swung a cross into the box and Rocchi profited from Vergassola's sloppy clearance
to net the winner.
Attendance : 7,047
MILAN 2-1 PERUGIA
Rui Costa 74 Fresi 84 (Pen)
Pirlo 77 (Pen)
Milan were creating chances at will but had to wait until Rui Costa came off the bench
to score. Shevchenko touched a free kick and Rui Costa curled the ball over the wall and
it crashed in off the crossbar, fantastic goal. Fellow substitute Inzaghi unveiled a new
penalty winning routine. Having drew Kalac off his line, as he went past he put his weight on
his right ankle and dropped to the ground. Pancaro was sent off for chopping down Fusani
in the box. Fresi's brilliant penalty left Dida stranded. Perugia almost snatched a draw at
the end but Milan held on to record a seventh successive league victory.
Attendance : 60,000
Assists : Shevchenko, Inzaghi (won pen), Fusani (won pen)
Red Card : Pancaro 83 (Milan)
MODENA 2-1 ANCONA
Marazzina 37 Bucchi 6
Ballestri's hospital pass left Bucchi in the clear and he gave Ancona a shock lead. Marazzina
equalised with a deflected header. Bucchi was sent off for throwing an elbow into Milanetto's
face. Makinwa and Vignarolli broke down the left and Vignarolli laid on the winner for Milanetto.
Attendance : 14,000
Assist : Vignarolli
Red Card : Bucchi 44 (Ancona)
PARMA 0-3 LAZIO
Lopez 40 (Pen), 57
Lazio were awarded a penalty when Corradi 'fell' under a challenge from Cannavaro, funny
how the ref managed to miss Couto pushing a Parma player to the ground on the same
corner. Marichionni should have equalised early in the second half but dragged his shot
wide of the post. Frey was lucky to get away with a suicidal run out of his box, Lopez' lob
bouncing just over the bar. Lazio then destroyed Parma on the break. Lopez struck following
by Corradi and he returned the favour twice, the first time Corradi scored and on the the second
only a amazing save by Frey denied him a certain goal. Cheating scumbag Couto got away with
a blatant handball and Paolo ended a bad day for the Cannavaro family by getting himself sent
off for dissent.
Attendance : 18,000
Assists : Corradi (won pen), Corradi, Lopez
Red Card : Cannavaro 84 (Parma)
REGGINA 0-0 BRESCIA
Cozza was substituted in the second half, as he walked toward the bench he grabbed
the roof and kicked something, then slipped and fell. Ha Ha.
Attendance : 19,783
Red Card : Petruzzi 32 (Brescia)
SAMPDORIA 2-2 INTER
Cipriani 56 Vieri 31, 79
Doni 86 (Pen)
A fantastic header by Vieri, from Recoba's free kick, gave Inter the lead. Cipriani got in
front of Cannavaro to volley Samp level from a corner. Adriano gained possesion in the box
(standing in an offside position) following an untimely slip by Conte, Vieri stole the ball
off his feet and shot Inter back in front but Cipriani conned the ref into awarding a penalty
following minimal contact from Cannavaro, who really should know better.
Attendance : 38,000
Assists : Recoba (fk), Conte, Adriano, Cipriani (won pen)
Red Card : Conte 90 (Sampdoria)
7 February 2004
CHIEVO 2-3 LECCE
Luciano 47 Barzagli 16 (og)
D'Anna 88 (Pen) Chevanton 21
A horrific mistake by Marchegiani put Lecce a goal up. He parried Chevanton's free kick
against team-mate Barzagli then punched it into his own net. Chevanton doubled Lecce's
lead with a free kick. Luciano got Chevio back in the match early in the second half following
another goalkeeping error, this time from Chimenti. Cassetti restored Lecce's two goal
lead when he headed in Franceschini's cross. D'Anna converted a late penalty but Lecce
hung on to claim their second consecutive away victory.
The ref, Dondarini, required treatment for a nose bleed after a Semioli's header smashed him
in the face.
Attendance : 10,137
Assists : ? (won fk), Franceschini, Amauri (won pen)
UDINESE 1-3 BOLOGNA
Jankulovski 47 Locatelli 21
Shortly after Fava had wastefully struck the post Locatelli dribbled through the Udinese
defence and toe poked the ball wide of ? Udinese levelled on half time. Jorgensen swung a
free kick to the edge of the box, Jankulovski took the ball on his chest then volleyed into
the corner. Nakata slammed a shot from 30 yards through a wall and under De Sanctis.
More bad positioning from Udinese's 'keeper gifted Colucci a third. The ref made Jorgensen
re-take a penalty and second time round Pagliuca saved it.
Attendance : 14,000
Assists : Nakata, Jorgensen (fk), Locatelli (fk)