26 September 2004

LAZIO				1-2			MILAN
Couto 37						Shevchenko 70, 73

After doing absolutely nothing with their greater possession the Milan defence went to
sleep on a cross leaving Couto unmarked in front of goal, 1-0. Ambrosini was sent off
for elbowing Filippini. Tomasson came on for the ineffective Crespo and Shevchenko
suddenly came to life. Zauri headed Pirlo's corner against Oddo, the ball spooned up
in the air and Shevchenko hit a brilliant volley on the turn past Peruzzi. Shevchenko
flicked up a pass from Pirlo before turning and running at goal, Tomasson volleyed the
ball to Kaka' who flicked it up before a pass upto Shevchenko, he dribbled past two
Lazio players before crashing a shot into the top left corner of the net. Simone Inzaghi
should have equalised but headed against the crossbar and Tomasson missed two
un-missable chances on the break.

Attendance : 43,000
Red Card : Ambrosini 53 (Milan)
Assist : Oddo, n/a, n/a

							Bazzani 11
							Sacchetti 64

Bazzani scored his first goal of the season and not surprisingly it was header. While
Bazzani was standing in the box complaining after failing to win a penalty team-mate
Sacchetti latched onto the loose ball and hit a stunning shot from distance into the
bottom corner. Only after going two goals down did Fiorentina put the Sampdoria
defence under pressure with both Portillo and Chiellini hitting the woodwork.

Attendance : 32,000
Assist : Volpi, n/a

INTER				2-2			PARMA
Martins 72, 82						Gilardino 17
							Marchionni 74

Gilardino got off the mark with a stunning volley. After two feeble first half efforts Vieri was
substituted for Martins who capitalised on a slip by Paolo Cannavaro to equalise. A mistake
at the other end restored Parma's advantage, Marchionni got on the wrong side of Favalli
and punished Toldo for his indecision. Martins combined with Recoba to blast Inter level.
Adriano showed that he is human when he missed a sitter late on.

Mancini should have enough common sense and testicular fortitude to relegate Vieri to the
bench because if the team are to have any chance of winning the scudetto Vieri must not

Attendance : 60,000
Assists : Marchionni (ck), van der Meyde, Morfeo, Recoba

Cassetti 56						Esposito 49
Giacomazzi 73
Bjelanovic 85

Lopez was sent off for bringing down Bjelanovic, the ref considered him the last man
(he wasn't) red card. Zola made way for another defender. Despite being down to
ten men Cagliari took the lead when Esposito lobbed Sicignano. Cassetti equalised with
a stunning shot from 35 yards and Giacomazzi profited from a mistake by Katergiannakis
to give Lecce the lead. Another cross left Katergiannakis flapping and Bjelanovic an easy

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Pinardi, Langella, Eremenko, Cassetti
Red Card : Lopez 33 (Cagliari)

Vigiani 72						Melara 71 (og)

Pazzini was sent off for trying to beak Melara's right leg, an appalling foul. Ayroldi evened
things up when he sent off Protti for protesting after a perfectly valid goal was disallowed.
Gautieri's shot took a wicked deflection off Melara but the home side's lead only lasted a
minute, Vigiani equalising with a brilliant header.

Attendance : 16,000
Assist : n/a, Cordova
Red Cards : Pazzini 31 (Atalanta), Protti 58 (Livorno)


Attendance : 29,000


Attendance : 8,000

Di Michele 57						Caracciolo 8 (Pen)
							Mannini 76

Caracciolo gave Brescia the lead with a dodgy penalty, the first goal Udinese have
conceded this season. Udinese drew level when Di Michele deflected Jankulovski's
free kick past Castelazzi. De Sanctis took a boot from Sculli when clearing a pass,
as he lay flat on his face writhing in pain Mannini lobbed into an empty net and
incredibly the goal stood which understandably left the Udinese players furious.
In the ensuing brawl Jankulovski was sent off.

Attendance : 14,000
Assists : Stankevicius (won pen), Jankulovski (fk), n/a
Red Card : Jankulovski 78 (Udinese)

25 September 2004

Ibrahimovic 54						Zaccardo 16

Zaccardo jumped between Zambrotta and extremely average Blasi to head in a Corini
free kick. Trezeguet came off the bench in place of Del Piero at the start of the second
half and helped make the winning goal, his point blank header was brilliantly saved by
Guardalden but Ibrahimovic was lurking at the back post and his shot went in off the
'keeper. Obviously the Ibrahimovic and Trezeguet partnership doesn't work. Del Piero
should start every match, on the bench.

Attendance : 26,790
Assists : Corini (fk), n/a

Meghni 5, 37						Totti 60
Cipriani 34

Meghni, who as many of you know has been dubbed the new Zidane for several years,
scored a brace in a match which prompted Voller to resign less than a month into the
Serie A season. Locatelli headed down Nervo's right wing cross and the Frenchman
hit a stunning right foot volley over Pelizzoli. Locatelli laid on a further two goals,
Meghni blasting in Bologna's third with his left foot. Cipriani got a second yellow card
for diving and Zagorakis followed him for a foul on Totti. The Roma captain gave his team
hope with a stunning long range strike but despite a two man advantage Roma couldn't
find a way back into the match.

Attendance : 18,000
Red Cards : Zagorakis 51 (Bologna), Cipriani 39 (Bologna)
Assists : Locatelli (x3), Cassano