11 September 2005


Suazo 35 secs  

Siviglia 13



Patrick Swayze finished off a wonderful move in the opening minute. Capone started
it with a pass out wide to Gobbi, Gobbi returned the pass via Conti's dummy, Capone
made his way into the box and brilliantly skipped a tackle from Bizera while rolling
the ball to Swayze who took one touch to control before firing into the corner.
Terrible defending from a corner gifted Lazio the equaliser.

Attendance : Capone, n/a
Assists : 10,000


Mandelli 11    
Attendance : 5,500
Assists : Giunti (ck)



Trezeguet 10, 59


Vieira 14


Coda 16 (og)

This was like a training ground match. With his back to play Ibrahimovic received a
pass from Vieira, as he turned he flicked the ball to his right, taking out two
defenders and Trezeguet blasted into the bottom corner. Vieira scored his first Juve
goal from a Nedved corner. Camoranesi's speculative shot took a wicked deflection
off Coda before looping over Berti in the Empoli goal. Abbiati intercepted a pass and
launched the ball downfield to Nedved who hit a lofted ball into the path of Trezeguet
and he lobbed over the onrushing 'keeper into an empty net.

Attendance : 14,000
Assists : Ibrahimovic, Nedved (ck), n/a, Nedved


Attendance : 20,000
Assists : n/a


Di Napoli 57  

Toni 9

Zoro 61  

Bojinov 41

Toni followed up his mid-week hat-trick with a goal inside ten minutes which owed
much to poor handling for Marco 'George Michael' Storari in the Messina goal. Storari
made up for his mistake with four superb saves but Fiorentina's relentless pressure
eventually paid off when Bojinov turned onto Fiore's pass and slammed the ball into
the bottom corner. Slack defending cost Fiorentina the points, and it won't be the
first time this season that happens. Three tall defenders watched Iliev's cross float
into the box and Di Napoli directed his header down into the corner. Fiorentina tried
to play offside after a free kick had been charged down but didn't notice Zoro making
a run on the blindside and, showing great composure for a defender, he side footed
the ball high into net. Zampagna almost completed a remarkable comeback but Frey
tipped his volley over.

Attendance : 22,000
Assists : Pancaro, Fiore, Iliev, Aronica
ROMA 0-1



De Rossi 32 (og)

Attendance : 28,000
Assists : n/a


Bonazzoli 18  

Cozza 28

Volpi 58 (fk)  

Missiroli 91

Gasbarroni 85    
On the 18th minute Bonazzoli scored the goal of the season, one which will draw
comparisons with van Basten's legendary goal against the USSR in the 1988 European
Championship final. Flachi headed on a long ball towards Bonazzoli who was standing
wide right inside the box, Bonazzoli bounced the ball off his chest before hit a stunning
right foot volley which dipped wickedly into the top corner. Cozza capitalised on a
dreadful blunder to equalise. Volpi restored Sampdoria's lead with a magnificent free
kick. Gasbarroni made sure of the points with an exquisite lob over Pagliuca. Missiroli
slammed in a late consolation goal after Carobbio fired the ball across the face of
goal. Pelizzoli saved an injury time penalty from Flachi.

I doubt you'll see three better goals in one match all season.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Flachi, n/a, Gasbarroni (won fk), ?, Carobbio



Lucarelli 91



Attendance : 4,800
Assist : Lazetic
10 September 2005


Corini 20 (fk)  

Cruz 85, 94

Terlizzi 50    
Makinwa 67    
Corini shot Palermo into the lead with a free kick which sailed over the Inter wall into
the top corner. Palermo were creating chances at will against a lethargic looking Inter
and doubled their advantage when Terlizzi met Corini's corner with a bullet header.
Makinwa, who was strongly linked with Inter over the summer, headed in a third after
Santana tortured Ze Maria on the left wing before sending a cross to the back post.
Cruz tapped in an Adriano centre and headed in a second consolation goal in the last
minute. In between Santana left the crossbar trembling with a fabulous shot having
forced Julio Cesar into a magnificent save earlier in the match. Palermo also hit the
woodwork in the first half.

Attendance : 31,309
Assists : Caracciolo (won fk), Corini (ck), Santana, Adriano, Veron (ck)


Ambrosini 15  

Tudor 45

Shevchenko 31    
Kaka' 80    
Shevchenko ran onto a pass from Stam and pulled the ball back for Ambrosini to give
Milan an early lead. Stam received a pass from Pirlo then flew past a defender on the
right flank before hitting a fine cross to the back post (shame he's forgotten how
to defend) but Rui Costa volleyed wide. Shevchenko's thunderous first time strike
from a slack clearance should have been the platform for a rout but Milan's ageing
back-line decided to make a game of it by not defending a corner, giving former
Juventino Tudor a free header. The second half was embarrassingly open but Kaka'
came off the bench to settle the nerves with a fine solo goal. He ran half the length
of the pitch dribbling with his right foot, skipped past a defender then gently stroked
the ball into the corner with his left.

Gilardino had a stinker of a game missing three great chances. He looked more like
the new Inzaghi than the new Muller but it's early days for him. Milan's defence is
more of a concern.

Attendance : 56,468
Assists : Shevchenko, n/a, Alberto, Gattuso
R Mehdi