Clarence Seedorf showed that he still has legs. He turned out to be Leonardo’s secret weapon coming on as a substitute late in the second half. It was turning out to be a frustrating night for the Rossoneri as they came tantalizingly close through Ronaldinho, Beckham, and Pippo Inzaghi.
But Chievo grimly hung on till Seedorf took off in the 91st minute staying on his feet after surviving a challenge from Mantovani, taking the ball wide to the right, swiveled around gathering torque, and absolutely belted the ball which went screaming past an elevating Sorrentino into the left hand corner. Seedorf, Favalli, and Borriello celebrated in a touching man hug.
Inter now has Milan breathing down its neck, Roma close at hand. Suddenly the Serie is an interesting league.
The San Siro was also treated to a rare sight of a Beckham full start and he did well, on one instance coming close to scoring as Ronaldinho laid a pass on a dime. But he hobbled off with what appears to be a serious ankle or foot injury having to be stretchered for medical attention. Earlier, he had to be taken off to receive first aid for a nasty facial cut when Davide Mandelli’s boot raked his face.