24 October 2004

MILAN				0-0			INTER

An extremely disappointing derby which promised much but was lacking the most
crucial ingredient of all i.e. a goal. Inter should have been two up inside the first ten
minutes but Vieri returned to form and missed two sitters. Fontana saved brilliantly
from Crespo following a tremendous run by Kaka' whose was a constant thorn in the
side for Inter, drawing four yellow cards. Shevchenko, Kaka' and Ambrosini all missed
easy headers in the second half. Nesta did a fantastic job on Adriano.

Attendance : 79,775


Attendance : 7,897
Red Card : Lanna 63 (Chievo)
Assists : n/a

Lucarelli 71

Attendance : 17,000
Assist : Vidigal

Di Napoli 43						Vucinic 5
							Bjelanovic 38, 44
							Dalla Bonna 88

Vucinic whacked in a rebound after Storari parried from Cassetti. A freak bounce saw
the ball spin back towards the Messina penalty area, Babu flicked the ball to Bjelanovic
and he slammed into the bottom corner. A rare handling error for Sicignano, who has been
excellent this season briefly got Messina back in the match only for Bjelanovic to head in an
immediate reply from a corner. Surprisingly there was only one goal in the second half.
Dalla Bonna finished off a fine team move and Babu became the second player to make a
hat-trick of assists.

Giampa' suffered a horrific injury when his left thigh was ripped leaving the muscle exposed
after colliding with the metal edge of an advertising hoarding. It looked about 6 inches long
and 6 inches wide. I don't think there's any muscle damage but he's going to have a nasty

Attendance : 32,000
Assists : n/a, Babu, n/a, Babu (ck), Babu

PARMA				3-1			LAZIO
Marchionni 16						Rocchi 37
Bresciano 27
Gilardino 64

Marchionni gave Parma the lead with a spectacular scissor kick. Fellow midfielder Bresciano
ran in from the left onto Morfeo's pass and rolled the ball into the corner. Rocchi headed
Lazio back into the match 10 minutes later but Gilardino sealed Parma's first league win
of the season with a brilliant volley. Having completed a hat-trick of assists Morfeo missed
a penalty.

Attendance : 12,000
Assists : Morfeo (ck), Morfeo, Zauri, Morfeo

Totti 57 (Pen)						Grosso 32

Grosso gave Palermo the lead with a low strike through the wall after Corini touched on a
free kick. Totti struck the inside of both posts with a free kick before despatching a penalty.

Attendance :
Assists : Corini, Montella (won pen)

							Di Biagio 56 (Pen)

Attendance : 23,000
Red Card : Zoboli 92 (Brescia)
Assist : Mannini (won pen)

Mauri 17							Miccoli 14, 66
Sensini 51

Miccoli controlled Ujfalusi's cross on his chest before rifling the ball into the bottom
corner. Mauri equalised when he crashed in a half volley from Jankulovski's corner. Sensini
scrambled Udinese into the lead after Lupatelli misjudged a free kick. Miccoli kept his
wretched coach in a job, at least for another few weeks, with a phenomenal second goal. 
He flicked up a pass from Portillo with his right foot then absolutely leathered the ball into
the top left corner with his left.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Ujfalusi, Jankulovski (ck), n/a, Portillo

23 October 2004

Pazzini 2							Esposito 12
Montolovio 40						Loria 29

Despite goals from Championship Manager legends Pazzini and Montolovio Atalanta failed
to record their first win of the season. A dreadful mistake by Katergiannakis gave the home
side a two minute lead. His weak goalkick was seized upon by Pazzini and he calmly chipped
the 'keeper for his third goal of the season. New Italy international Esposito cancelled out
the youngsters strike 10 minutes later after Atalanta screwed up offside. Loria gave
Cagliari the lead following poor defending from a set piece. Albertini's speculative shot
struck Pazzini and as he fell he managed to lay the ball into the path of Montolovio and the
19 year old calmly stroked the ball inside the post.

Attendance : 8,000
Red Card : Brambilla 51 (Cagliari)
Assists : n/a, Zola, n/a, Pazzini

							Del Piero 53, 59
							Camoranesi 63

After a slow start Juve went up a gear in the second half and should have been two goals
up before Del Piero opened the scoring from a rebound. He fired in a second after the
Siena defence gave him too much time to control and shoot a Zebina cross. Camoranesi
added a third with a superb flick header from a free kick.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : n/a, Zebina, Del Piero (fk)

R Mehdi