30 January 2005
Vieri 5, 58
|This had draw written all
over it but an early goal opened up the match, at least in the
first half. Veron almost did something right, he blasted a free kick straight at Palermo's
'keeper but the normally reliable Guardalden parried the ball into the air and Vieri was
quick to react and headed into the net. Grosso provided Palermo's only notable effort
with an extraordinarily hard shot from Corini's lay-off which Toldo miraculously tipped
around a post.
Biavi went through the back of Stankovic and as the defender rose to his feet Stankovic
kicked him. The coward Trefolini, who had already booked Stankovic, saw the incident
and did nothing. Stankovic then laid on the second goal for Vieri who scored with his
right foot! Better not mention the World Cup, or Euro 2004. Mancini denied Vieri the
chance of a hat-trick by substituting him on 76 minutes. Palermo's slow attack didn't
give the equally slow Inter defence any problems.
Attendance : 35,000
Assists : n/a, Stankovic
|Thuram 91 (og)||
Del Piero 79 (Pen)
|Calderoni kept out
Trezeguet's stunning volley with an equally stunning save. Calderoni
rushed off his line to intercept a through pass from Emerson which was missed by his
defence but Olivera lobbed first time into the net, brilliant finish. Camoranesi's dive
won substitute Del Piero a penalty. In injury time Thuram snuffed out an attack and
rolled a back pass to Buffon who tried to control it but missed the ball and it bobbled
into net. Best goalkeeper in the World my arse.
Attendance : 17,000
Assists : Emerson, Camoranesi (won pen), n/a
|Attendance : 9,000
Assist : Giacomazzi
Assist : n/a
|Dhorasoo had a goal
disallowed for no reason whatsoever and Brazilian's Kaka' and
Serginho missed easy chances. A superb move down Milan's left gave Bologna the win.
A midfielder pressed Dhorasoo into losing the ball and Bellucci back heeled to Locatelli
before spinning away, as Gattuso and Stam closed down Locatelli he slipped the ball
into Zagorakis who in turn back heeled to Locatelli and the former Milan player shot
into the bottom corner. Milan's chances of a comeback ended when Shevchenko left the
field with what looked like an ankle injury on 42 minutes. Crespo and Kaka' missed
chances in the second half and Cafu was unlucky not to score when his shot deflected
wide of a post.
An examination revealed a tear in Shevchenko's right tibial muscle. He could be out of
action for 2 months. If Gilardino isn't signed sometime on Monday Milan's only chance
of silverware this season will be the Coppa Italia.
Attendance : 56,756
Assist : Locatelli
|De Rosa 93||
Lazio have struggled in recent weeks but Cesar gave them the perfect start by finishing
off a superb counter attack. Rocchi flicked Oddo's longball onto Bazzani who returned
the pass, the tiny striker found Cesar bursting down the left with a superbly weighted
ball, Cesar skipped Mesto's tackled, if he went down it would have been a penalty and
red card, and shot into the corner after Pavarni left his far post exposed. Reggina were
all over Lazio and only some desperate defending kept the visitors in front before Cesar
pissed away the three points. Cesar and Paredes went in for a 50-50 ball, both players
ended up on the turf and in full view of the referee Cesar kicked the midfielder twice.
For this he only earned a yellow card. A few minutes later he kicked Nakamura, second
yellow, early bath.
A stunning goal-line clearance by Mesto prevented Rocchi from scoring what would
have been a thoroughly undeserved second. Reggina created enough chances to win
three matches but Peruzzi was saving everything. He was finally beaten by
Bonazzoli's flick header. Manfredini almost won the game for Lazio on the break but
his shot came back off a post. In the third minute of injury time Lazio failed to clear
a corner, Reggina's set piece delivery was superb throughout, Bonazzoli hammered
a left foot volley at goal, the ball cannoned off De Rosa's thigh past Peruzzi. He
certainly didn't deserve to finish on the losing side but his team-mates sucked.
Attendance : 15,000
Red Card : Cesar 36 (Lazio)
Assists : Rocchi, Balestri, Bonazzoli
|Roma gained revenge over
Messina who beat them 4-3 in September. Zampagna, who
scored the winner in that match, volleyed Messina into the lead after a combination of
good work by Iliev and horrible defending by Roma. Cassano gave Cufre a tongue
lashing for his part in the goal. Had anyone at the club watched how useless he was
during his loan spell at Siena last season they would have got rid of him long ago.
Parisi doubled Messina's advantage with a shot from 35 yards, catching Zotti out at
his near post.
Despite being surrounded by three players Cassano managed to make space before
sending a cross into the box, Montella pulled down the ball down and Totti volleyed
into the net. The trio combined again for the equaliser. Montella intercepted a
hospital pass and laid the ball off to Totti, a beautiful chipped pass dropped over
Cassano's shoulder, he waited for the ball to bounce before blasting past Storari.
Roma were now creating chances at will. Cassano wasted two and Storari saved
brilliantly from Mancini. Montella looked for a one-two with Mancini but the Brazilian
had other ideas, he feigned to shoot with his right, taking out the keeper and three
defenders, then did a drag back and shot with his left, the prone Storari had no
Attendance : 47,000
Assists : Iliev, Donati, Montella, Totti, Montella
|Having dominated the
entire match Samp fell victim to a fluke goal although Antonioli
was to blame. Vergassola floated a cross to the back post and while the former Roma
goalkeeper was watching Taddei the ball bounced into the net. Kutuzov latched on
Carrozzieri's knock down, dribbled past three players and Rossini took the ball off
his foot and shot into the corner.
Attendance : 25,000
Assists : ?, Kutuzov
|29 January 2005|
|Attendance : 6,745
Assist : Sammarco
|Attendance : 11,562
Assist : Bresciano