8 November 2000
HAMBURG 1-1 DEPORTIVO
Mahdavikia scored via a wicked deflection. Hamburg were punished for failing to take several chances in the first half when Makaay tapped in after Butt twice saved from Cesar Sampaio.
PANATHINAIKOS 3-1 JUVENTUS
Not for the first time Paulo Sousa got one over on his former club, curling an awesome free kick past Van der Sar. Inzaghi scored his typical poachers goal when Kovacevic's shot took a deflection off the 'keeper. Van der Sar was given a second yellow card when Liberopoulos threw himself over his legs, sweet justice given the number of times Inzaghi and Del Piero have pulled the same trick. Basina sent Rampulla the wrong way, Warzycha then sent Juve out with a shot inside the post from a superb Liberopoulos pass. Kovacevic put the icing on the cake, earning himself a second yellow card for mouthing off at the ref.
Assists : Karagounis, Liberopoulos (X2)
24 OCTOBER 2000
JUVENTUS 1-3 HAMBURG
Ferrara should have headed Juve into the lead. Hamburg were lucky not to conceded a penalty when Hoogma actually fouled Inzaghi in the box. Van Der Sar tipped Tofting's powerful shot onto the post, Babarez blew an open goal. Tofting stung Van der Sar's palms again with another wrist snapping strike but this time Hamburg put away the rebound, Prager heading high into the net. Zidane was sent off for head butting Kientz in retaliation for a love tap on the backside. UEFA were very lenient with Zidane following his last suspension for an equally shameful piece of thuggery this time he should be hit hard. Davids was given a second yellow for hacking Tofting. Yeboah lost his balance when through on goal, Iuliano made a mess of the clearance, Yeboah sent him on his arse with a deft dummy and tapped into an empty net, great goal! Kovacevic got a slight touch on Del Piero's free kick. Van der Sar punched out Mahdavikia's cross, for some reason Paramatti put the ball back into the box and Panadic headed into the net.
Hamburg are at home to Deportivo who have already qualified. Juve face a nightmare away trip to Panathinaikos who are also in with a chance of getting second place.
Assist : Del Piero
Red Cards : Zidane 28 (Juventus), Davids 33 (Juventus)
18 OCTOBER 2000
DEPORTIVO 1-1 JUVENTUS
Molina tipped Iuliano's brilliantly struck volley onto the crossbar but Inzaghi was on hand to whack in the rebound. Van Der Sar attempted to clear a cross, missed, Turu Flores fired the ball back across goal and Victor tapped in.
Assist : Turu Flores
19 SEPTEMBER 2000
DEPORTIVO 2-1 HAMBURG
Butt spilled what should have been a routine catch from Fran's free kick and Pandiani turned in the loose ball. Naybet tried to shepard a ball out for a goal-kick, Mahdavikia nipped in and lofted a cross into the box for Barbarez to head in the equaliser. Donato back heeled Mauro Silva's pass to Scaloni who blasted a low shot past Butt.
Assists : Mahdavikia, Donato
JUVENTUS 2-1 PANATHINAIKOS
Tacchinardi's violent drive cannoned off the crossbar, hit Nikopolidis (the 'keeper) and bounced into the net. Karagounis curled a free kick into the wall, Goumas whacked the rebound past Van der Sar. Trezeguet headed in Del Piero's corner.
Assist : Bachini
13 SEPTEMBER 2000
HAMBURG 4-4 JUVENTUS
Tudor headed in Juve's first when the Germans made a slack clearance from a corner. The Juve defence ball watched as old man Yeboah headed in Cardoso's free kick. Inzaghi got Juve back in front from a, shock horror, Zidane assist! Ferrara stuck a ball over the top for Inzaghi, he controlled the ball on his chest, took another touch before blasting past Butt, brilliant strike. Ketelaer whipped in a cross, Van der Sar punched it straight to Tudor, he screwed up and Mahdavikia scrambled the ball over the line. Ferrara then fouled Mahdavikia in the box and Butt beat fellow 'keeper Van der Sar with ease. More tragic defended from a set piece gave Hamburg the lead, Kovac directing Mahdavikia's cross past Van der Sar but Barbarez threw away the points by fouling Inzaghi in the box, yes it was a foul, and he converted to complete his hat-trick. Juve concede four goals for the second consecutive match in European competition.
Assists : Cardoso, Zidane, Ferrara, Mahdavikia (x2), Inzaghi
Attendance : 48,500
PANATHINAIKOS 1-1 DEPORTIVO
Paulo Sousa picked out Warzycha with a fabulous ball, the Pole ran clear of the defence and finished with authority. Nikopolidis handed Deportivo a point on a plate, he came and completely missed a cross, Pandiani hit an inspired overhead kick back into the box and Naybet (!) smacked in the equaliser.
Assists : Sousa, Pandiani
Attendance : 52,000