18 December 2005


Flachi 55 (Pen)  

Totti 15

Perrotta passed out wide to Tommasi, he hit a first time cross into the box, Totti
met the ball on the volley forcing former team-mate Antonioli into a brilliant save
but before the ball went out for a corner Perrotta fired it back across goal and Totti
tapped in. Roma didn't create a great deal after that but almost scored a second when
De Rossi's header came back off a post and while trying to clear Antonioli almost
punched the ball into his own net. Chivu pushed over Flachi to concede the game
tying penalty.

I just figured out who Antonioli looks like - Steve Carell from the 40-year-old virgin,
which is a hell of a film.

Attendance : 23,000
Assists : Perrotta, Flachi (won pen)


Del Grosso 8 (og)  

Biso 55

Suazo 26 (Pen)    
Del Gross headed a corner into his own net. Esposito wasted another of those
incredible 50 yard runs from Suazo by missing from 6 yards. Suazo converted a
slightly dubious penalty and hit the ball so hard it got stuck in the back of the net.
Mattia 'Bruiser Brody' Biso met Fini's cross with a spectacular scissor kick. On
chances Ascoli deserved a draw. Campagnolo had a brilliant game in goal for Cagliari.

Attendance : 7,000
Assists : n/a, Langella (won pen), Fini



Cordoba 2


Martins 15


Adriano 40


Pizarro 92

Reggina goalkeeper Pavarini fumbled a Veron free kick leaving Cordoba with a tap-in.
Figo made the other three Inter goals. The first with a trademark right wing cross which
Martins powerfully headed into the net. Adriano cut inside a defender before driving the
ball under another and hitting the back of the net. Substitute Pizarro teased Pavarini before
chipping the ball into the corner.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : n/a, Figo, Figo, Figo



Pfertzel 67


Morrone 93

Livorno scored with what appeared to be their first attack. A flowing move started
when Grosso intercepted a long ball and ended with Lucarelli laying off Morrone's
pass and Pfertzel steered the ball past the onrushing Guardalden. Amelia, who has
been linked with Milan, made two excellent saves before Morrone scored a second
on the break.

Attendance : 26,151
Red Card : Ferri 88 (Palermo)
Assists : Lucarelli, Coco


Shevchenko 23 (Pen), 47    
Pirlo 83 (fk)    
Gilardino 84    
Gilardino made the most of a silly challenge by Olorunleke to win a penalty. Storari
made a fantastic save from a Gilardino overhead kick. Shevchenko smashed in a
second from a Kaka' back heel. Pirlo scored with another outstanding free kick and
Gilardino completed an emphatic victory thanks to persistence from the returning

Attendance : 60,434
Assists : Gilardino (won pen), Kaka', Gilardino (won fk), Ambrosini


Tiribocchi 34    
Obinna 65 (pen)    
Obinna headed on a corner and De Sanctis was almost decapitated when he tried to
save Tiribocchi's acrobatic volley, good job he got nowhere near the ball. Luciano won
a penalty with a dive outside the box, Obinna sent De Sanctis the wrong way.

Obinna is being considered for Nigeria's African Cup of Nations squad.

Attendance : 7,000
Red Card : Mauri 50 (Udinese)
Assists : Obbina, Luciano (won pen)


Locatelli 52  

Corradi 47

Chiesa 78  

Dessena 93

Corradi headed Parma into the lead from a Marchionni cross. Locatelli, who is not
renowned for his aerial ability given he's a midget, met Paro's corner with a bullet
header. Bogdani headed on a cross, Chiesa, who looks like he's gained weight over the
past few weeks, controlled the ball on his chest before firing past a static Bucci in the
Parma goal. Legrottaglie threw away two points when twice failing to clear, eventually
either Dessena or Simplicio scored the equaliser. Both players may have got the final
touch at the same time.

Attendance : 25,000
Assists : Marchionni, Paro (ck), Bogdani, n/a


Vannucchi 73  

Pazzini 70

Fiorentina were creating chances almost at will, unfortunately most of them didn't
fall to Toni. Pazzini, who had wasted a couple of the aforementioned chances, tapped
in after Toni's shot came back off the inside of a post. Almiron's speculative shot took
a deflection off a Fiorentina player, bounced over the Fiorentina defence and dropped
over Vanucchi's shoulder, he side-footed into the corner.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : n/a, n/a
17 December 2005


Filippini 31  

Vucinic 64 (pen)

Pinga 64    
Reginaldo did brilliantly to control a long, crossfield pass, he flicked the ball past a
defender playing in Filippini who finished brilliantly, toe poking the ball into the top
left corner. Pinga scored an equally brilliant second, a drop of the shoulder took him
away from Diamoutene and he smashed the ball inside the post. Lecce were gifted
a penalty when Vucinic lost his balance challenging for a ball. Sicignano was sent off
for trying to do a Schumacher (the goalkeeper not F1 driver) on Filippini, I say trying
because he barely made contact but it was a stupid challenge nonetheless.

Attendance : 4,190
Red Card : Sicignano 87 (Lecce)
Assists : Reginaldo, Filippini, Vucinic (won pen)


Rocchi 16  

Trezeguet 26

A rare mistake by Thuram gave Lazio the lead. Cannavaro charged down a shot from
Di Canio and the ball bounced to Thuram. Under pressure from Di Canio he turned to
face goal and, realising a back pass would be suicide, turned back and Di Canio stuck
out a foot, the ball fell to Manfredini and he passed to Rocchi who tapped into an
empty net. Camoranesi swung a free kick from the right, Nedved headed the ball
into the ground, it looped into the air and Trezeguet leapt above Oddo and headed
over the line.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Manfredini, Nedved
R Mehdi