5 March 2006
ROMA 1-1


Taddei 9  

Meterazzi 89

I told you this had draw written all over it. This was a dull match by the usual
standards because of the some key absentees i.e. Totti, Adriano (even though he's
been rubbish recently), Samuel, Aquilani and Montella. This forced Spalletti to play
Mancini as the lone striker and, not surprisingly, Roma failed to produce the sparkling
football that has light up Serie A since the turn of the year.

Dacourt flicked on a pass and Mancini beat Materazzi to the ball, brushing him off with
ridiculous ease, before sticking it between Wome's legs and Taddei tapped in at the far
post. One of only two clear cut chances Roma created. Inter weren't much better,
Cambiasso's first half volley was the only shot that troubled Doni in Roma's goal.
Inter were giving Roma grief from crosses and one eventually paid off. Recoba? played
a short corner to Figo and he whipped a left foot cross into the box and Materazzi
profited from awful marking to head in the equaliser.

Attendance : 60,000
Assists : Mancini, Figo


Tiribocchi 42, 45  

Mauri 32


Oddo 67 (Pen)

Despite being the away side Lazio were completely on top and should have been two
goals up before Mauri's thumping header gave them the lead. Lazio had ten men in
the box but failed to clear a cross and Tiribocchi fired Chievo level. Three minutes
later Chievo were in front. Semioli made Zauri look like a fool on the right flank before
centring and once again Tiribocchi finished emphatically. Scurto threw away two points
when he pulled down Tare in the box.

Attendance : 5,500
Assists : Zauri, n/a, Semioli, Tare (won pen)


Toni 3  

Vergassola 15

Pazzini 91    
Toni turned in a deflected cross, his first goal in five games. In the next 13 minutes
Bojinov missed a sitter, Fortin made a superb save from Toni and Fiorentina also hit
the woodwork. Lobont gifted Siena the equaliser when he failed to hold Chiesa's non
descript cross leaving Vergassola with a tap-in. Pazzini scored a last minute winner
following a goalmouth scramble.

It's worth noting Toni has been struggling with an ankle problem which almost
certainly means he's been taking pain killing injections. What state his ankles will be
in for the World Cup is anyone's guess.

Attendance : 31,200
Assists : n/a, n/a, n/a


Vucinic 63    
Giacomazzi 71  


The highly rated Barzagli tried to cut out a pass but a heavy first touch gave possession
to Cassetti, Barzagli froze, Cassetti passed to Vucinic who now had a clear sight of goal
and shot into the corner. Giacomazzi, who must have been injured or something
because I haven't seen him in ages, whacked in a second after Andujar feebly tipped
away a cross.

Attendance : 10,890
Assists : Cassetti, n/a



Suazo 77

Normally I wouldn't comment on a match with one goal but this was significant for
two reasons. One the combined age of coaches Mazzone and Sonetti was 507 and
two Suazo's goal gave Cagliari their first away victory in almost 2 seasons - 27 GAMES.
This of course means I can no longer use the joke what do Cagliari and women have
in common? They don't belong on the road.

Attendance : 12,000
Assist : Gobbi



Bresciano 83

The referee came out late for the second half, after all the players AND appearing to
be mincing the fact that he walked out with Marco 'George Michael' Storari may
provide a clue as to what happened. George had the most amazing game, saving
hundreds of shots before Bresciano scored a late tap-in.

Attendance : 18,000
Assist : Marchionni



Amoruso 94

Attendance : 3,000
Assist : Tedesco


Di Natale 77  

Domizzi (85 Pen)

Conditions were shocking. The bog of a pitch was made worse by constant rain no
surprise then that both teams went to the air in search of goals. Di Natale came off the
bench to give Udinese the lead. Obodo volleyed forward a long ball and Di Natale
waited for it to bounce before blasting between Coppola and the inside post. Domizzi
won a penalty with a dive which looked all the more spectacular as the water bounced
off the turf as he hit the deck. Udinese just can't get a break at the moment.

Attendance : 10,000
Red Card : Guana 83 (Red Card)
Assists : Odobo, Domizzi (won pen)
4 March 2005


Inzaghi 77, 86    
Shevchenko 81    
Costacurta had the game's best chance before Shevchenko came on with 20 minutes
to go, that tells you something about how Milan were playing. Inzaghi held off a
defender as he collected a pass from Kaladze then turned and hit a left foot shot
which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar, it was a hell of a finish. Shevchenko
made it 2-0 from close range from a wonderful Kaka' pass. Inzaghi completed a slightly
flattering victory when he got in the way of a Shevchenko free kick.

Attendance : 54,419
Assists : Kaladze, Kaka', Shevchenko (fk)



Nedved 69

Attendance : 35,369
Assist : Mutu (fk)
R Mehdi