11 December 2005


Adriano 23 (Pen), 91  

Shevchenko 38 (Pen)

Martins 59  

Stam 83

The two penalties were complete bullshit. Martins resorted Inter's lead after
Dida made a complete mess of Adriano's free kick. Kaka', who was outstanding,
almost struck a quick equaliser but his deflected shot came back off a post and
Shevchenko wasted the rebound. Stam rose phenomenally high to head Milan back
level from a Pirlo free kick. Adriano looked to have wasted a great chance to
score the winner. Kaladze failed to deal with a long ball forward and as Dida
came off his line Adriano shot wide. However, he made amends by jumping between
Kaka' and Shevchenko (the defence were nowhere, again) to head in the winner.

This will be the last Milan derby the referee, Messina, will officiate. He was almost as
inept as the Milan defence. Both Kaladze and Gilardino were busted open by elbows
from Martins and Samuel respectively. Inter's first derby victory since 2001. Expect
Milan to sign at least one defender (they need three) who isn't cup tied in Europe.
A draw would have been a fair result but Inter have waited long enough.

Attendance : 76,146
Assists : n/a, n/a, n/a, Pirlo (fk), Veron (ck)
ROMA 1-2


Cassano 36  

Biava 21


Caracciolo 78

Roma played some great football but it was Palermo who took the lead when Biava
headed in a corner. Chivu took a rubbish free kick, hitting the ball straight into
the wall before it was cleared, Perrotta sent it back, Panucci headed on and Cassano
equalised while Palermo screwed up offside. Roma returned the favour as Gonzalez
fired in a low cross, Caracciolo was probably offside but only just.

Attendance : 35,000
Assists : Corini (ck), Panucci, Gonzalez


Fini 60  

Paredes 88

Playing conditions were terrible in this match, the pitch was badly cut-up due
to heavy rain. Fini capitalised on a slip by a defender to poke Foggia's centre
past Pavarini. Comotto should have been sent off for a blatant handball, which was
more of a volleyball spike. To make matters worse Coppola pulled off a FANTASTIC
save to deny Cozza from the penalty spot. The ref managed to disallow an Ascoli own
goal and Coppola made another brilliant save before Paredes scored a deserved
equaliser following a goalmouth scramble.

Attendance : 9,500
Assists : Foggia, n/a


Nedved 10    
Trezeguet 18, 53    
Vignati 68 og    
Juve hit the front from the Vieira assist (lofted pass over the defence), Trezeguet's
shot was parried by Campagnolo but Nedved hammered in the rebound. Ibrahimovic
flicked on a throw in with a high back heel volley, Mutu headed the ball forward and
Trezeguet got goal-side of a defender and hooked the ball into the corner.
Ibrahimovic and Nedved combined to lay on a second for Trezeguet and he was
denied a hat-trick when, having rounded the 'keeper, his shot hit the outside of a
post and midfielder Vignati ran the ball into his own net.

If Juve maintain this pace all season they're clearly on the gas. Barring a disaster of
biblical proportions no one will catch them.

Attendance : 27,587
Assists : n/a, Mutu, Nedved, n/a


De Ascentis 59  

Pandev 65

Zauri 78 (og)    
This was a match between the fascists (Di Canio) and the communists (Lucarelli)
and the Commies came out on top. Lazio TOTALLY dominated the first half and
Di Canio was unlucky to see a shot come back off a post. De Ascentis gave
Livorno the lead following a flowing passing move which ended with the
midfielder powerfully headed down into the net. Di Canio was substituted for
Pandev and as he left he gave another Roman salute which went down really well
at this ground. Behrami helped on a loose ball and Pandev just about managed to
outrun Melara (which means as defenders go Melara is really quick) then suddenly
checked back, sending Amelia on his arse, then lobbed into an empty net. Great
goal and as I have said before Pandev is a hell of a talent. De Ascentis found
Lucarelli with a high crossfield pass and his volley took a deflection off Zauri
wrong footing Peruzzi.

Livorno don't play awe inspiring football but then there isn't a great deal of
quality in the side which speaks volumes for Donadoni's ability as a coach.
I can't wait to see what he does at a team with a budget and better players.
Put him down as the second favourite to succeed Ancelotti.

Attendance : 11,000
Assists : Prates, Behrami, n/a


Di Napoli 17    
Zampagna 45 pen    
Messina's first goal was an absolute gift, Squizzi failed to hold Zampagna's poorly
struck first time shot and Di Napoli pounced on the loose ball. Racalbuto, who is a
crap ref, gave Messina a penalty when Zoro hauled down Sammarco when attacking
a cross.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : n/a, Zoro (won pen)


Corradi 25  

Bonazzoli 84

Both goals were almost identical, diving headers from left wing crosses. Samp
had two penalty appeals turned down, including one which should have been
given for handball. Antonioli made a fantastic late save to deny Grella.

Attendance : 14,242
Assists : Marchionni, Boriello


Di Natale 90  

Vucinic 41, 57

This was typical of Udinese in recent weeks, good approach play and poor finishing.
Valdes won a ball deep in the Udinese half and pass to Vucinic, he flicked the ball
up before volleying past De Sanctis. Cue another weird celebration. He jumped the
boards, got a camera off one of the photographers then took a photo of the Lecce
supporters. Valdes and Konan combined to send Vucinic running through the heart
of the SLOW Udinese defence, he took the ball wide of Bertotto before drilling a low
shot inside a post. Obodo flicked on a free kick and Di Natale held off Konan to score.

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Valdes, Konan, Obodo
10 December 2005


Bogdani 2    
Attendance : 7,500
Assist : Vergassola


Fiore 52    
Attendance : 28,250
Assist : Pazzini
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