18 September 2005


Suazo 40  

Donati 30



Cagliari, who are incredibly onto their third coach this season, fell behind on the half
hour to a fantastic shot. From a corner D'Agostino swung the ball towards the edge of
the box where Donati met it with a thunderous volley which floored a defender on the
line on it's way into the back of the net. Suazo equalised with a magnificent solo effort.
With his back to play on the half way line as he received a pass he flicked the ball wide
of his marker, surged up filed and beat three players, and threw in a dummy for good
measure, before drilling the ball low into the corner. Every bit as good as Kaka's 2nd
goal against Fenerbahce.

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : D'Agostino (ck), Langella


Fiore 38  

Muntari 28

Toni 43, 86  

Iaquinta 91 (Pen)

Donadel 79    
Fiorentina went behind against the run of play. Under pressure from Iaquinta Ujfalusi
couldn't get enough on his clearance, the ball bounced twice in front of Muntari and
for the second week in a row he thumped a half volley into the net. This kid is really
special (he's just turned 21). Fiore equalised with a low shot after Toni held up a
cross. Toni got a lucky break as he fouled Zenoni when the defender tried to clear
Jorgensen's back heel, then let rip with a violent shot into the roof of the net.
Udinese came out strong in the second half. Di Michele, back from injury, forced Frey
into a great save then Iaquinta had a goal ruled out for no reason whatsoever.
Donadel, Italy's U21 captain, put Fiorentina further in front with a brilliant free kick
which bent around the inside of De Sanctis' post. Toni found the bottom of the net
from a tight angle and Iaquinta grabbed himself a consolation goal in injury time.
Just an awesome match.

I expect Lippi will take both Toni and Iaquinta to Germany next year. They are the
best two big men in the game.

Attendance : 35,000
Assists : n/a, Toni, Jorgensen, Jorgensen (won fk), Bojinov, Barretto (won pen)


Del Piero 13 (pen), 39 (fk)  

Kovac 31 (og)

Believe it or not Ascoli had two great chances, thanks to some surprisingly poor
defending, to take the lead before Juve were given an absolute gift of a penalty
for handball. Ascoli however didn't crumble and were rewarded for pushing forward
when Carillo beat Abbiati with a speculative shot via a deflection off Kovac. Del Piero
restored Juve's lead with a free kick. Juve created plenty of chances in the second
half but couldn't be bothered to take them. Ascoli also had their moments in what
was a very plucky display.

Attendance : 27,000
Assists : n/a, n/a, Ibrahimovic (won fk)


Rocchi 20  

Pinga 44 (fk)

Pandev 26    
Oddo 87 (Pen)    
Minutes after almost repeating his infamous mid air volley goal for West Ham,
Di Canio flicked a throw-in towards Rocchi and he used his staggering pace
to fly past a defender and push the ball past Handanovic. Another brilliant pass
dissected the Treviso defence and Pandev finished with aplomb, waiting for
Handanovic to come off his line before rolling the ball between his legs. Despite
Pingu's 44th minute free kick Treviso never looked like testing Lazio who could afford
to substitute Di Canio in the second half. Rocchi dived over Handanovic to win Lazio
a penalty an earn the 'keeper a red card. Oddo converted.

Attendance : 20,000
Red Card : Handanovic 86 (Treviso)
Assists : Di Canio, Di Canio, A Filippini (won fk), Rocchi (won pen)


Cozza 11  

Franceschini 19, 64


Mandelli 76

Reggina were looking for their first points of the season coming into this match and
got off to a perfect start when Cozza tapped in Vigiani's centre. Franceschini got
Chievo level after Amauri did a fine Ibrahimovic impression. He received the ball
on the edge of the box with his back to play, turned, danced past two defenders and
rolled the ball to the back post leaving Franceschini with a simple tap-in. He volleyed
in a second from close range and Mandelli headed in the third from Semioli's free kick.

Attendance : 9,200
Red Card : D'Anna 79 (Chievo)
Assists : Vigiani, Amauri, Semioli, Semioli (fk)


Bonazzoli 38  

Gilardino 18

Tonetto 58    
Shevchenko flicked Pirlo's pass to Gilardino via a deflection and he calmly put the ball
wide of Antonioli to open his Milan account. Gilardino, under pressure from Castellini,
missed an open goal after Shevchenko chased down a longball, shook off Antonioli
and centred. Shevchenko also missed what was by his standards an easy chance from
Gattuso's centre. Milan's set piece defending let them down again. Castellini headed
Volpi's free kick against the crossbar and Bonazzoli lashed the ball into the bottom
corner. Diani stripped the ball off Kaladze with a brilliant sliding tackle and floated
a cross towards the near post, Stam headed straight to Tonetto and the former Milan
winger blasted the ball past Dida. Antonioli, another former Milan player, made
brilliant saves from Gilardino and Vieri who also missed a sitter late on.

Milan have an easy schedule in the upcoming weeks, anymore slips-ups and Ancelotti
is toast.

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


Locatelli 20  

Terlizzi 19


Makinwa 56

Palermo defender Terlizzi scored his 3rd goal of the season, powerfully heading in
Corini's corner. Siena scored an immediate equaliser completely against the run of
play. Caracciolo flicked on Grosso's pass to Makinwa and he whipped the ball inside
a post.

Attendance : 7,750
Assists : Corini (ck), Bogdani, Caracciolo


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


Corradi 17    
Attendance : 11,575
Assist : Cannavaro


Martins 25    
Stankovic 29    
Cruz 85    
Cambiasso's lovely through ball sent Martins in on goal and he baited Sicignano before
flicking the ball into the net. Stankovic volleyed in a superb Veron pass to double
Inter's advantage four minutes later. Veron was really on his game today and picked
out Cruz with another peach of a pass, Cruz controlled the ball on his chest before
slamming into the corner.

Attendance : 48,219
Assists : Cambiasso, Veron, Veron
R Mehdi