2 October 2005
|This match was a real
anti climax. Both Juve's goals were from set pieces. Cesar
couldn't hold Ibrahimovic's deflected free kick and Trezeguet headed into the
corner. Nedved curled in a free kick and Vieira almost made it 3-0 from a
corner. Materazzi succeeded in ending Ibrahimovic's influence on the match with
a brutal foul late in the first half. The hopeless Del Piero came on in his
place and did a big pile of nothing. Thuram and Trezeguet left the field
within ten minutes of each other with muscle injuries.
In light of Juve's injuries Mancini should have acted earlier. Adriano was, once
again, horrible. Seems Inter's midfield missed Veron badly (he had a cold).
Pizarro took his Udinese form into this match i.e. Udinese are always crap
Attendance : 33,722
Rd Card: Morfeo 83 (Parma)
Assist : n/a, Ibrahimovic (won fk)
|Bjelanovic 28, 78||
|Morfeo was fouled twice
in the build-up to the opening goal but managed to lay-off a
pass for Pisanu to shoot Parma in front. Bjelanovic leapt between two defenders to
head in the equaliser. Foggia scored with a fine individual effort on the break
although he was helped by Grella's slip. Bjelanovic headed in his second goal and
sealed Ascoli's first win of the season.
Attendance : 10,000
Rd Card: Morfeo 83 (Parma)
Assist : Morfeo, Foggia, n/a?, Tosto
|Lucarelli was booked for
'elbowing' Pasqual then shown a red for dissent a
minute later. To say his sending off was harsh would be a understatement.
Ujfalusi slung a cross into the box and four Livorno players tried to play
offside while Toni leapt above another to head in his sixth goal of the season.
Jorgensen scored a brilliant second. Pazzini chested down Donadel's 50 yard pass
then laid it into the path of Jorgensen and he slammed into the bottom corner.
Jorgensen stripped a ball off a defender and played in Pazzini with a nice
reverse pass, Pazzini stepped inside Galante before curled the ball past Amelia.
Grandoni headed a corner against a post and Galante volleyed in the rebound.
More slack defending gave Morrone a goal but Livorno ran out of time.
Milan have been making noises about finding a back-up for Pirlo for the past two
years. In Donadel they already have one but given how management have foolishly
got rid of Fuser and Oddo in the past a permanent return to the San Siro remains
a long shot, at least while Ancelotti is in charge.
Attendance : 35,000
Red Card : Lucarelli 16 (Livorno)
Assists : Ujfalusi, Pazzini, Jorgensen, n/a, Coco
|Pinardi 14 (Pen)|
|Lecce had only scored
twice leading into this game and one of those was a
penalty so it was a major surprise when they put together a 9 man passing move
which involved several first time passes and ended with Cassetti back heeling
for Konan to score from close range. Incredible goal. Pinardi slotted in a
penalty. After surviving some Cagliari pressure Ledesma sealed Lecce's first win
of the season with another beautifully crafted goal. Abruzzese's back heeled to
Valdes, Pinardi laid off his centre and Ledesma crashed the ball into the top
With talk of Zeman returning Lecce instead opted for Silvio Baldini as their new
coach. It's clear the team have been working on their first time passing over
the week. Now all they need is to get Vucinic scoring again.
Attendance : 11,800
Assist : Cassetti, Konan (won pen), Pinardi
Bonazzoli 62, 90
|At the end of the first
half Gasbarroni headed on a cross to Flachi and he ran
between two defenders before shooting wide of George Michael. In the second half
Flachi was hauled down in the box, which makes a change for him as he usually
dives. George Michael made a brilliant if fortuitous save with his feet, the
ball bounced on the line, off a post and into his hands. Samp weren't to be
denied a second goal and Bonazzoli turned onto a pass before shooting in off a
post, 20 yards from goal. The ref gave Messina a cheap penalty but Antonioli
produced two incredible saves to keep out Di Napoli's initial effort then the
follow-up on the rebound. Borriello poked in Bonazzoli's cross before D'Agostino
hit a quick reply. Bonazzoli helped himself to a second goal from a deflected
pass to join fellow giant Luca Toni on top of the scoring charts with 6 goals in
Attendance : 25,000
Assists : Gasbarroni, Castellini, n/a?, Bonazzoli, n/a
|Maldini 5, 20||
|Buoyed by his excellent
cross for Shevchenko in mid-week Maldini was again in an
advanced position from a throw-in. He passed to Seedorf before running forward,
Seedorf played a one-two with Serginho before passing back Maldini, Maldini
nutmegged Lanzaro and hit a low shot into the net. He headed in a second from a
Rui Costa corner. Vieri missed half a dozen chances before Cavalli grabbed a late
consolation goal when Nesta went to sleep on a cross.
Attendance : 57,538
Assists : Seedorf, Rui Costa (ck), Vigiani
Tavano 9, 42
|Makinwa struggled to
control a cross but the ball rolled towards Caracciolo and he
hit it with unnecessary force from 6 yards out. Palermo have been shipping goals at
an alarming rate in recent weeks (because of an injury to Guardalben) and that trend
continued. Their defence blew two chances to clear as Noviello ran into the box, he met
Zaccardo's sliced clearance with a scissor kick and Tavano fired the ball through two
defenders into the bottom corner. Tavano ran onto a long ball and passed to Almiron
who flicked the ball wide of a defender and rolled it back, via a nice step over from the
ref, for Tavano to put Empoli into the lead. Makinwa, who had a terrible game and missed
three great chances, headed in the equaliser.
Attendance : 26,642
Assist : Makinwa, Noviello, Almiron, Grosso
|Panucci was pulled back
when he tried to clear a cross from a corner, Locatelli scuffed
his shot and former Lazio defender Negro stabbed over the line. Predictably Taddei
scored against his former club, after a controversial and long drawn out transfer, with
a right foot volley from the edge of the box. Locatelli volleyed a cross to Vergassola,
he controlled the ball on his chest and poked it forward to Chiesa who curled the ball
inside the post. Vergassola got a cheap second yellow for obstructing Totti as he tried
to take a quick free kick. Panucci tapped-in from close range after Totti stung Mirante's
palms with a free kick and Totti would have won the game but for a spectacular reflex
save. Siena stole the points on a counter attack. Alvarez tried to keep an attack alive
but kicked the ball against team-mate Dacourt allowing Bogdani to break, he rode a
tackle from Dacourt and held off Perrotta before leaving Colonnese to tap in the
Attendance : 25,000
Red Card : Vergassola 58 (Siena)
Assists : Locatelli, n/a, Vergassola, n/a, Bogdani
|1 October 2005|
|Attendance : 5,304
Assist : n/a
|Iaquinta 51 (Pen)|
|Di Natale 79|
|Iaquinta was back and to
the surprise of absolutely no one Udinese won. They needed
a soft penalty to take the lead after dominating from the start. Di Michele, who is still
lacking sharpness, was denied a second by a brilliant Peruzzi save. Iaquinta headed
down Vidigal's cross and Di Natale drilled the ball past Peruzzi. Candela put the icing
on the cake when he burst through from midfield and beat Peruzzi with an exquisite
lob from the edge of the box.
Had Udinese management not been such arseholes right now they'd probably be
sitting joint top along with Juve.
Attendance : 17,000
Assists : Iaquinta (won pen), Iaquinta, n/a?