12 December 2004

							Mancini 94 (pen)

Attendance : 9,000
Assist : n/a

Cossato 8, 32						Toni 89

Cassato came from nowhere to powerfully head Lanna's cross past Guardalden. Toni
and Zauli missed opportunities to equalise and against the run of play Chievo doubled
their lead. Once again Cossato stole a yard on two defenders with a late run to turn
Luciano's cross into the net. Toni scored a late consolation goal from Corini's free kick 

Attendance : 8,547
Assists : Lanna, Luciano, Corini (fk)

C Lucarelli 39, 89

This was another six pointer Parma couldn't afford to lose but they did. Danilevicius
pounced on a mistake and pulled the ball back across goal for Lucarelli to tap-in.
With Parma desperately searching for an equaliser Livorno swept forward on the
break and Lucarelli stepped away from two defenders before slotting the ball into
the bottom corner.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Danilevicius, Vidigal

Seedorf 16, 81
Chiellini 22 (og)
Shevchenko 52, 73
Crespo 60

Almost exactly a year ago to this day Pirlo missed a penalty in a league match against
Udinese, the club's first league defeat last season. This time Seedorf spared the midfielder's
blushes. Chiellini, half owned by Juventus, tried to clear Crespo's goal bound shot but only
succeeded in slicing the ball into the net. Milan hit four goals in the second half. Kaka' and
Shevchenko combined brilliantly for the third. Pirlo's raking pass sent Crespo clear and he
finished brilliantly, racing away from Piangerelli before shooting into the bottom corner
from a tight angle. Both striker's combined for goal number five, Crespo with a perfectly
weighted return pass into Shevchenko who broke the offside trap before poking into the
corner. Ambrosini teed up Seedorf to complete the rout.

Attendance : 69,226
Assists : n/a, n/a, Kaka', Pirlo, Crespo, Ambrosini

Brambilla 8 (og)						Langella 6
De Rosa 53, 75						Esposito 72

A beautiful opening goal on six minutes. Zola back heeled a throw in to Esposito, he fired
across the face of the goal and Langella arrived to slam the ball in at the back post.
Reggina were level within two minutes when Paredes' speculative shot took a wicked
off Brambilla. De Rosa fired in a loose ball after a series of deflections from a free kick.
Soviero failed to hold a shot from substitute Patrick Swayze leaving Esposito with the
simplest of tap-ins however three minutes later Katergiannakis did the same thing at
the other end and Reggina came away with three points. Franceschini was sent off
right on full time for going through the back of Swayze.

Attendance : 16,000
Red Cards : Franceschini 93 (Reggina), Bega 89 (Cagliari)
Assists : Esposito, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a


Attendance : 21,134
Assist : Tonetto

SIENA				2-2			INTER
Portanova 41						Adriano 36 (Pen)
Flo 85							Vieri 92

Adriano blasted Inter in front from the penalty spot. Portanova equalised with as superb
back header from Chiesa's free kick. Argilli made a stunning save from Vieri's point blank
effort unfortunately he's not a goalkeeper, red card. Adriano blasted the penalty against
the post. Flo stole a yard on Materazzi to head in a cross but Vieri kept Inter's unbeaten
run intact with a superb header deep into injury time.

Attendance : 15,000
Red Card : Argilli 58 (Siena)
Assists : Cambiasso (won pen), Chiesa (fk), Chiumiento, Karagounis (ck)

							Nedved 86

Huge controversy in this match. Juventus scored from a cheaply awarded free kick and
were furious with Pieri because he turned down a penalty appeal and several claims
for free kicks. Cipriani didn't help by continually diving.

Attendance : 28,000
Assist : Ibrahimovic (won fk)

11 December 2004

							Iaquinta 8

Attendance : 12,000
Assist : n/a

LAZIO				3-3			LECCE
Rocchi 51						Babu 9, 76
Di Canio 69 (Pen), 78					Bojinov 33

A handling error by the normally rock solid Peruzzi gave Lecce the lead. Bojinov timed
his run onto Ledesma's through pass to perfection and shot beyond Peruzzi. At this stage
Lecce were threatening every time they attacked but Lazio came out fighting in the
second half. Rocchi scored a tap-in after Filippini's shot deflected off Pandev.
Diamoutene's stupid foul on Rocchi gave Lazio the equaliser from the spot. Seconds
after Inzaghi missed an absolute sitter Babu put Lecce back into the lead with a
brilliant finish from a tight angle. Sicignano screwed up a clearance and Di Canio
fired the loose ball into the corner.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Dalla Bonna, Ledesma, Pandev, Rocchi (won pen), Stovini, n/a

R Mehdi