26 November 2006


Amauri 46  

Ibrahimovic 7


Vieira 62

Adriano, back in the team after spending a few weeks in Brazil getting his mojo
back, chested down a long ball and from about 30 yards Ibrahimovic let rip with
a right foot volley that went straight under former Inter 'keeper Jimmy
Fontana's body. Palermo never got going and Vieira and Adriano should have added
to the visitors lead before Amauri punished some abysmal defending to equalise
with the teams first notable attack.

Palermo's chances of getting anything from this game went up on in smoke when
Caracciolo replaced the injured Amauri. Shortly after Materazzi headed against
the inside of a post, Inter restored their lead with a rapid counter attack.
Adriano turned onto a Stankovic pass on the half way line and raced downfield
(he may no longer be able to finish but he's still got pace to burn) before
laying a pass into Vieira who blasted a first time shot, possibly via a
deflection, into the top right corner of the net. Palermo hit the woodwork late
on but Inter, the only unbeaten team from the top European leagues, were
comfortable winners.

Attendance : 34,095
Assists : Adriano, Bresciano, Adriano


Vannucchi 9 (fk)  




Attendance : 6,000
Assist : Saudati (won fk)


Spinesi 67 (Pen)  


Caserta 84    
Catania, who but for their awful kit, would be the most non descript team in
Serie A, took a deserved lead via a Spinesi penalty. Caserta tapped in a second
after Izco got the better of a Parma defender before pulling the ball back
towards the penalty spot.

Catania are SIXTH, ridiculous.

Attendance : 21,000
Red Card : Grella 38 (Parma)
Assists : Colucci (won pen), Izco


Loria 94  

Rivalta 78 (og)


Rosina 88



The game was played under the blanket of a thinning fog. A bizarre own goal gave
Torino the lead. As Bernardini tried to hack clear Lazetic's speculative effort
he sliced the ball up in the air, it struck Rivalta in the face and looped over
Calderoni into the top right corner. Young midfielder Rosina slalomed his way
past the Atalanta defender before beating Calderoni with a delightful lob.
Seconds after Loria headed in Tissone corner referee Dondarini blew for full

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : n/a, Balestri, Tissone (ck)


Bianchi 63  

Galante 23

Leon 77  

Lucarelli 27

Passoni swung in a corner, Galante darted across the box, leapt in the air and
shinned the ball into the net. Filippini played a pass out wide on the left to
Cristiano Lucarelli, his brother Alessandro Lucarelli, who was supposed to be
marking him, stood in the centre and Cristiano hit a first time shot past
Pelizzoli. Alessandro Lucarelli headed an over-hit cross back towards Bianchi
and the striker, who has struggled in recent weeks following a great start to
the campaign, pulled the ball away from a defender with his right foot before
blasting high past Amelia with his left. The tiny Leon latched onto a poor
clearance to thump home the equaliser and earn Reggina their 'first' point of
the campaign, having wiped out their 15 point Calciopoli penalty two weeks ago.

Attendance : 10,5000
Red Card : Passoni 79 (Livorno)
Assists : Passoni, Filippini, A Lucarelli, n/a


Volpi 14  

Totti 13, 74

Flachi 92 (Pen)  

Perrotta 33


Panucci 44



De Rossi beat a Sampdoria player to a loose ball and drove a pass to Totti on
the right flank, his marker was nowhere and the Roma captain galloped into the
box before sweeping the ball into the bottom corner. Samp were level within
seconds, Volpi blasted Mexes' poor clearance past Doni. Perrotta put Roma back
in front with a fierily struck first time shot from the edge of the box. Panucci, who
scored twice last weekend, volleyed in Roma's third a minute from half time. Totti
capped off a fine performance with a stunning fourth goal. Cassetti dropped a high
cross towards the back post and just as the ball was about to hit the ground Totti
thundered a left foot volley into the opposite corner of the net. The ref gave Samp
a gift of a penalty, making up for a Mexes rugby tackle on Bazzani in the box that
had earlier went unpunished.

Roma - superb in the league, rubbish in Europe.

Attendance : 24,500
Assists : De Rossi, n/a, Pizarro, Totti, Flachi (won pen)


Antonini 18  

Mutu 38

'Super Mario' Frick (Liechtenstein's all time top scorer with seven goals)
collected a pass on the right flank and his centre was tapped in the back post
by Antonini. Siena, who actually have one of the best defences in Serie A (which
says more about the quality of the league than it does about Siena) failed to
deal with a routine pass from the flanks allowing Mutu to equalise.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Frick, Toni


Belleri 7  

Mauri 16 (og)

Pandev 25    
Foggia 84    
Paparesta, the World's best referee, was back for this match. He may have been
back a few weeks ago only I didn't notice. Mauri intercepted a poor clearance
and struck a volley towards goals, the ball hit an Ascoli defender before going
in off Belleri's elbow to Pagliuca's absolute fury. Mauri made amends, obviously
inadvertently, when he deflected Minieri centre into his own net. Pandev, who
has been on fire in recent weeks, scored a fantastic individual goal. He began
the move with a turn on the half way line then nutmegged a defender, on the edge
of the box a rapid change of direction took him away from another defender and
he shot wide to Pagliuca's right. For a game so open it was a surprise then that
we had to wait so long for the fourth. Rocchi got the better of Cudini as he ran
into the box and rolled the ball across goal, Makinwa missed, Foggia didn't.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : n/a, n/a, n/a, Makinwa
25 November 2006


Obinna 31, 72 Pen    
Obinna tapped in his first goal of the campaign after De Sanctis dropped a cross
and converted a penalty awarded for handball.

Attendance : 5,500
Assists : n/a, n/a


Maldini 13  


Attendance : 42,515
Assist : Pirlo (fk)
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