27 February 2005



Kaka' 74

One of the poorest Milan derbies in recent memory. The game started well with an
early chance for Rui Costa. Inter took control but nothing of note happened until
right at the end of the half. Nesta made a superb clearance as Vieri pulled down
Martins' cross, Stankovic touched the ball to the edge of the box and Veron hit a
blistering shot which Dida brilliantly parried to safety.

Milan did nothing with their marginally superior possession second half possession.
The winner came from a set piece. Cordoba leapt above Maldini to head clear a
corner. The ball fell to Gattuso who his luck from the edge of the box, his shot took
a deflection off Kaka' wrong footing Toldo. Derby killer Serginho picked out Crespo
with a great cross but he failed to hit the target. At the other end Cambiasso clever
dummied Favalli's centre but Vieri's weak shot wasn't going to trouble Dida. A clever
ball from Vieri released Emre on the left but with Martins poised to strike on the
back post Costacurta cleared.

Inter's 40 match unbeaten run comes to an end. The defending by both teams,
particularly Milan, was outstanding. Adriano came off the bench in the second
half and did nothing. He's struggled ever since the injury and Real
Madrid/Chelsea rumours surfaced.

Attendance : 78,347
Assist : Gattuso


Attendance : 15,000
Assist : n/a


Langella 10  

Sala 17

Esposito 43  

Makinwa 61

Abeijon 68  

Marcolini 91 (pen)

Calderoni spilled Zola's shot and Langella snapped up the rebound. Sala headed in
the first equaliser after terrible defending from a free kick. Esposito restored Cagliari's
lead with a fabulous finish from a Zola through ball. Cagliari's defence, which
surprisingly has conceded more goals than bottom of the table Atalanta, came
unstuck from a ball down the channel to Makinwa who rode a tackle and shot in off a
post. Abeijon put Cagliari back in front with an overhead kick before Marcolini hit an
injury time equaliser from the spot. Abeijon was sent off for pushing the ref after he
awarded a penalty for handball.

Attendance : 15,000
Red Card : Abeijon 90 (Cagliari)
Assists : n/a, Natali, Zola, Marcolini, Esposito, n/a


Del Piero 35, 63 (Pen)    
Emerson 50    
Del Piero gave injury hit Juve the lead with a magnificent back heel from Zalayeta's
cross. Emerson headed in a second from a corner. Taddei gave away a penalty when
he rugby tackled Emerson in the box.

It's a good job Del Piero scored in this match because Ibrahimovic has hit a bit of a
slump. Nedved should be released from hospital tomorrow.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Zalayeta, Camoranesi (ck), Emerson (won pen)


Oddo 19 (Pen)    
A Filippini 90  


Two years ago both teams were fighting for the championship now they're fighting for
Serie A survival.

Oddo converted a penalty after Bonera handled in the box. Parma rarely threatened
and as they pushed up in search of an equaliser Lazio hit them on the break. Pandev
sent Seric clear with a brilliant pass on the turn and he centred for Filippini to tap in.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : n/a, Seric


Bjelanovic 86    
Attendance : 12,300
Red Card : Donati 82 (Messina)
Assist : Cassetti


Brienza 54    
Toni 91    
Palermo's direct approach was always going to give them a better chance on a rain
sodden pitch. Brienza tapped in a rebound after Pelizzoli failed to hold from Toni.
Barone was sent off for chopping down Panucci. Rosetti should have done everyone
a favour and sent off the impostor footballer Panucci instead. Roma had two chances
to equalise before Toni killed them off with a far post tap-in after Santana skinned
the hopeless Cufre.

Attendance : 35,000
Red Card : Barone 78 (Palermo)
Assists : n/a, Santana


Nakamura 41 (fk)    
Attendance : 15,000
Assist : Tedesco (won fk)
26 February 2005



Tonetto 75

A Sampdoria corner was cleared to the edge of the box, Tonetto met the ball with a
magnificent left foot volley. A really outstanding goal.

Attendance : 8,000
Assist : n/a


Bojinov 21  

Muntari 41

Ariatti 34  

Di Natale 56

Bojinov pulled a muscle as he shot Fiorentina into the lead. Ariatti sprung the
offside trap to double Il Viola's advantage from a superb Miccoli cross. Muntari
capitalised on a mix-up between Chiellini and Lupatelli and Di Natale volleyed
in the equaliser early in the second half.

Attendance : 28,056
Red Card : Pinzi 89 (Udinese)
Assists : Jorgensen, Miccoli, n/a, Di Michele
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