BAD START FOR INTER
Inter's problems start early with a defeat away to Reggina. Milan, Roma,
Juventus and Lazio open with victories, Parma need a last minute penalty
from Amoroso to rescue a point at home to Fiorentina.
1 OCTOBER 2000
MILAN 2-0 VICENZA
Bierhoff headed in Gattuso's cross, Shevchenko headed in Giunti's cross.
Assists : Gattuso, Giunti
PARMA 2-2 FIORENTINA
Amoroso 5, 92 (Pen) Pierini 65
C Amoroso 82
Amoroso headed in Conceicao's cross and then treated everyone to a stupid
celebration. Buffon came out for Rui Costa's cross and got nowhere, leaving
Pierini with an easy header. Nuno Gomes picked out Christian Amoroso and he
beat Buffon with a delightful chip. Bonazzoli fell in the box under a nothing
challenge and Amoroso put away the penalty.
Assists : Conceicao, Rui Costa, Nuno Gomes, Bonazzoli
Red Card : Repka 92 (Fiorentina)
PERUGIA 1-1 LECCE
Materazzi 73 (Pen) Vugrinec 24
Vugrinec pressured a defender into making a mistake on the left flank, made
his way into the box and squeezed a shot into the corner. Vryzas held onto
Pivotto's shirt as he ran into the box, let go, fell, penalty. To add insult to
injury Pivotto was sent off. Materazzi converted.
Assist : Vryzas
Red Card : Pivotto 73 (Lecce)
REGGINA 2-1 INTER
Possanzini 45 Recoba 10
Recoba gave Inter the lead following excellent work by Vampeta and Sukur.
Sukur wasted a glorious chance to make it 0-2. Vampeta blocked Nocerino's
shot and Possanzini knocked in the rebound. 5 minutes later Marrazzina lashed
a shot past Frey from a tight angle. Inter were fortunate not to concede a
more, Zanchetta hit the crossbar twice.
Make no mistake, this may be the first day of the season but the pressure is
already on Lippi following the disastrous loss to Helsingborg in the Champions
League qualifier. I give him two months with Vialli a possible replacement.
Assists : Sukur, Possanzini
UDINESE 4-2 BRESCIA
Sosa 2 Bisoli 64
Iaquinta 58 Diana 80
Sosa scored the opening goal of the season with a spectacular overhead kick.
Teenage striker Iaquinta grabbed his first ever Round A goal following excellent
work by Fiore. Baggio knocked a free kick across the box and Bisoli sent the ball
into the roof of the net. Conditions worsened on an already waterlogged pitch
and as Zamboni tried to clear following a scramble in the box he inadvertently
smashed the ball against Daina and it flew past Turci. Gargo headed Udinese
back in front from Diaz's cross and Muzzi bundled in another to secure the
Assists : Diaz (x2), Baggio, Fiore
ROMA 2-0 BOLOGNA
Cruz wasted two great opportunities shooting straight at Antonioli when clean
through. Roma took the lead against the run of play, Totti heading in Assuncao's
free kick at the end of the first half. Castellini and Pagliuca clashed when going
for Cafu's cross the ball bounced off Castellini and into the net despite the best
efforts of Batistuta to get a touch.
ATALANTA 2-2 LAZIO
Pancaro 20 (og) Mihajlovic 3
C Zenoni 57 Inzaghi 72
Mihajlovic curled in a free kick. Pancaro headed into his own net and it wasn't
one of those unfortunate own goals, he was facing goal when he did it!
Atalanta had a lucky escape at the start of the second half as Zauri almost
turned Nedved's centre into his own net but for a miraculous save by Fontana.
As Lazio pushed up Atalanta caught them on the break, Ganz split the defence
with a great pass, Nedved failed to stop Zenoni and he placed a shot inside
the post. Fontana spilled a tame Nedved shot and substitute Inzaghi headed
in the equaliser.
Assists : Negro, Ganz
30 SEPTEMBER 2000
BARI 1-1 VERONA
Andersson 80 (Pen) Gonnella 86
Andersson converted a penalty and Gonnella equalised with an excellent volley
from Salvetti's corner.
Assists : Osmanovski, Salvetti
NAPOLI 1-2 JUVENTUS
Stellone 43 Kovacevic 68
Del Piero 73
Sesa latched onto Ferrara's hospital pass, whipped in a cross and Stellone beat
Ferrara to the ball to put Napoli in front. Inzaghi headed against the crossbar
and managed to miss an open goal before Kovacevic equalised, heading in
Zidane's cross. Baldini's attempted clearance bounced off Zidane and fell to
Del Piero, he done a number on Baldini before curling the ball into the bottom
of the net.
A minor miracle, a goal from open play for Del Piero and Zidane's first league
assists since the opening day of last season.
Assists : Sesa, Zidane (x2)