14 January 2007


Bertotto 62 (og)  

Cozza 87

After an uneventful first half Lazio went ahead through Rocchi's deflected
header. Manfredini should have made it 2-0 but missed a sitter, wasting
Makinwa's excellent run and cross. Chiesa came off the bench and made the
equaliser with an in-swinging cross from the left, Frick's header was
spectacularly cleared off the line but Vergassola headed the ball back across
goal and Cozza took a kick to the face as he headed into an empty net.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : n/a, Vergassola


Doni 38, 45  

Pfertzel 53

Donati 57  


Ariatti 67  


Ventola 95    


Zampagna threaded a pass between two defenders, Doni ran onto the ball and let
rip with an explosive right foot shot. Seven minutes later he headed in a cross
from the club's promising Brazilian full back Adriano. In first half injury time
Livorno were reduced to 10 men when Coppola was sent off for fouling on Adriano.
Pfertzel gave the visitors a glimmer of hope with a volley on the rebound.
Donati ran between two defenders, beat a third with a feint on the edge of the
box then slammed the ball into the bottom corner. Ariatti tapped in the fourth
following a goalmouth scramble and Ventola ended the rout with a brilliant

Attendance : 13,000
Red Card : Coppola 46 (Livorno)
Assists : Zampagna, Adriano, n/a, Pinto, n/a, Adriano


Suazo 16 (Pen)  


Attendance : 5,500
Assist : Suazo (won pen)


Semioli 58  

Stovini 40

Pellissier 64 (Pen)  


Stovini headed Champions League chasing Catania into the lead from Baiocco's
left wing cross. Catania were massed inside their own area following an
aggressive start to the second half by their hosts. They tried to spring the
offside trap after Sammarco pushed a ball through a packed penalty area defence
but the awful Edusei, who retains his first team place despite regular blunders,
played Semioli onside allowing him to equalise. Six minutes later Sammarco was
chasing a nothing ball that was heading outside the box and Colucci came up from
behind and hacked away at his legs, a ridiculous foul. Pellissier made no
mistake from the spot.

Attendance : 6,409
Assists : Baiocco, Sammarco, Sammarco (won pen)


Parisi 92 (Pen)  

Mancini 39

Mancini finished off a quick one-touch passing move with a first time lob over
Storari. The expected rout didn't materialise and in injury time Chivu conceded
a penalty with a sloppy challenge on Di Napoli. Parisi converted and was
immediately sent off for a foul on Roma new boy Wilhelmsson.

Attendance : 20,000
Red Card : Parisi 92 (Messina)
Assists : Totti, Di Napoli (won pen)


Pirlo 6  

Bianchi 66

Seedorf 35  


Gilardino 78  




Pirlo scored his first goal of the season with a stunning free kick. Seedorf
rolled a ball out wide to Jankulovski before darting into the box, Jankulovski
returned the pass and Seedorf found the bottom corner as he fell. Bianchi got
Reggina back in the match with an amazing low drive from 35 yards. The ever hard
working Gourcuff stripped the ball off a defender before playing in Gilardino to
score Milan's third.

Attendance : 43,996
Assists : Seedorf (won fk), Jankulovski, Amoruso, Gourcuff


Caracciolo 32  


Zaccardo 75    
Palermo are usually great to watch but Di Michele and Bresciano were anonymous
and Amauri is out for the season so as a result the match sucked. Caracciolo
headed in his first goal of the season from Simplicio's cross. Natali deflected
a Corini free kick to the back post where Zaccardo was waiting with a header.

Attendance : 20,913
Assists : Simplicio, n/a


Attendance : 22,000
Assist : n/a
13 January 2007


Raggi 26  


Matteini 77    
Parma goalkeeper Bucci (De Lucia is much better) came off his line and jumped a
free kick but missed allowing Raggi headed into an empty net. Matteini volleyed
in Empoli's second from Busce's cross.

Attendance : 4,500
Red Card : Coly 55 (Parma)
Assists : Tosto (fk), Busce


Materazzi 58 (og)  

Adriano 24


Ibrahimovic 59


Materazzi 85 (Pen)



Having ended a 9 month goal drought in the previous round Adriano made it two
goals in consecutive games with a standing header from Maicon's cross. Torino
got a lucky equaliser just before the hour mark when Fiore's speculative shot
took a wicked deflection off Materazzi past Cesar. Ibrahimovic restored Inter's
lead with a magnificent volley. Stankovic chipped a ball from the centre circle
upto Ibrahimovic, who was running right of centre towards the penalty box, he
let the ball bounce twice then struck a high right foot volley sending the ball
looping into the top left corner of the net, sensational goal. Abbiati was sent
off for bringing down Adriano (didn't see a replay) and Materazzi beat Taibi
from the penalty spot.

With this victory Inter have set a new Serie A record for most consecutive wins
(12) beating the record set by Roma last season and they've done so playing
brilliant football. IF Adriano continues scoring Inter have every chance of
adding the European Cup to their impending scudetto.

Attendance : 25,000
Red Card : Abbiati 84 (Torino)
Assists : Maicon, n/a, Stankovic, Adriano (won pen)
R Mehdi