27 November 2005
ROMA 1-1


Tommasi 2  

Toni 66 (Pen)

A series of injuries left Roma so short on players they had to give Cassano his first
league start in six weeks. Tommasi also made his return to league football after
18 months on the sidelines with a knee injury. The duo combined to give Roma a
dream start. Totti whacked a loose ball forward sending Cassano clear down the
right flank, he centred and despite being in front of Tommasi, Ujfalusi failed to get
close enough and Tommasi tapped into the net. Toni equalised from the penalty
spot after Pazzini made the most of a stupid challenge by Mexes to win a penalty
and earn the Roma defender a red card.

Attendance : 40,000
Red Card : Mexes 65 (Roma)
Assists : Cassano, Pazzini


Ferrante 53  

Bonanni 37

Makinwa, who hasn't scored in ages, headed on Gonzalez's cross and Bonanni
volleyed into the corner. Guana stole the ball off Corini, ran into the box and squared
for Ferrante to tap-in.

The attendances this week in Serie A have to be at record lows, seeing so many empty
stands was embarrassing. Now I understand the stadia are in a shocking state but
before the long process of renovation/rebuilding begins, and that's assuming Italy
win the rights to host Euro 2012, the clubs need to do something drastic to bring
people back, letting in women and children free would be a start and maybe the
women could keep their husbands in check and stop some of the violence.

Attendance : 9,000
Assists : Makinwa, Guana


Suazo 21, 52    
Agostini touched a free kick to Suazo and although he shot straight at Antonioli the ball
was hit with such venom the former Roma 'keeper was almost floored as he tired to
save. In the second half Suazo turned a defender before beating Antonioli with another
fiercely struck shot.

Attendance : 6,000
Assists : Agostini fk, Budel


Bonetto 55  

Tavano 28 (og)

Tavano 59 (Pen)  

Tare 77


? 80 (og)

Lazio rode their luck to win this match. The first and third of their goals were scored
via deflected free kicks. Defender Bonetto broke into midfield onto a pass, beat two
players then hit a stunning left foot shot which flew into the corner. Tavano put the
home team in front from the penalty spot. Tare headed in an equaliser. Only a
fantastic save from Peruzzi prevented Empoli from restoring their lead, it was a hell
of a save given the heavy rain intensified as the match wore on. Liverani stole the
points with a deflected free kick.

Attendance : 6,000
Red Card : Ficini (Empoli)
Assists : n/a, Pozzi, n/a, Oddo, n/a


Mutu 37  

Parravicini 25

Trezeguet 43    
Del Piero 82    
An excellent three man passing move between Reginaldo and Galeoto ended with
Parravicini sweeping the ball into the bottom corner. Treviso's lead lasted all of 12
minutes. Ibrahimovic combined with Camoranesi on the right wing before drilling
a low cross into the box, Mutu threw himself at the ball to equalise. Trezeguet tapped
Juve in front just before half time. Del Piero, on for Trezeguet in the second half, was
gifted another goal by Ibrahimovic. He almost scored a second but his wicked free kick
came back off a post. Ibrahimovic threw the ball at the back of Cottafava's head and
in another incident cross-faced Treviso defender Giuliatto. He should be banned.

Attendance : 27,000
Assists : Galeoto, Ibrahimovic, n/a, Ibrahimovic


Di Napoli 71  

Recoba 7


Cambiasso 59

Inter shelved their no Italians policy by fielding one in this match, having fielded
in mid-week. Someone needs to take a look at the passports, again. Stankovic,
back on the right wing for the first time in ages, hit a a superb cross over Rezaei to
Recoba and he blasted a volley into the back of the net. Iliev started crying after
failing to win a penalty. Having scored a hat-trick in mid-week you'd figure Adriano
was back on form but he missed an open goal and hit a free kick hopelessly wide.
Messina failed to clear their lines from a Recoba free kick and Cambiasso showed
instant control to bring down the ball and fire past Storari. For some reason the
colour blind Inter supporters started hurling racial abuse at Messina defender Zoro,
Adriano held him back as he threatened to walk off the pitch. FIFA President Sepp
Bladder did say it was ok to do so in these circumstances. Next time it happens he
should walk. Di Napoli tapped in a consolation goal after Cesar spilled a shot.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Stankovic, Cordoba, n/a


Corradi 89  

Barreto 47, 48

Udinese gave a rare start to pacey 20 year old Brazilian striker 'Sideshow Bob' Barreto
who has the most ridiculous haircut in football. He scored with a left foot volley at the
end of the first half after Iaquinta laid off a cross. Early in the second half Iaquinta
was once again involved in Udinese's goal, he headed on a long ball to Mauri who in
turn flicked the ball to Barreto and he controlled on his chest before poking into the
top corner. Corradi headed in a late consolation goal.

Attendance : 12,500
Assists : Iaquinta, Mauri, Marchionni


Attendance : 7,000
Red Card : Falsini 29 (Siena)
Assist : n/a
27 November 2005


Attendance : 10,000
Assist : n/a


Pirlo 3 (fk)  

Konan 67

Inzaghi 94    
Pirlo gave Milan the lead with a marvellous free kick, sending the ball over the wall
before it curled away into the bottom corner. Milan should have been 5-0 up at half
time, Gilardino blew two one vs one against Sicignano, Shevchenko, Seedorf and
Gattuso went close. Public liability Stam got Lecce back into the match with a suicidal
header back across goal and Konan bravely scored with Dida diving at his feet.
Sicignano made a brilliant save from Nesta's scissor kick (!). Inzaghi, on as a late sub,
flicked on a long ball out of defence to Pirlo, Pirlo isn't exactly brilliant in the air but
headed a perfectly waited pass back to Inzaghi and he volleyed inside the post.

Attendance : 55,129
Assists : Shevchenko, n/a, Pirlo
R Mehdi