7th May 2002



1 – 1


Tuesday, May 7th, 2002
Fir Park. Att. 4,091

James McFadden (87)
Simone Perrotta (60)

Stevie Woods
Dougie Ramsay
Martyn Corrigan
Éric Deloumeaux
Stevie Hammell
Keith Lasley
Derek Adams
Stephen Pearson
James McFadden
Stuart Elliott
Dirk Lehmann
Marco Ambrosio
Fabio Moro
Lorenzo D’Anna
Stefano Lorenzi
Salvatore Lanna
Massimiliano Esposito
Simone Perrotta
Simone Barone
Daniele Franceschini
Luigi Beghetto
Federico Cossato

François Dubourdeau
Willie Kinniburgh
Kevin MacDonald
Shaun Fagan
Kenny Wright
David Clarkson
Cleiton Da Silva
Nicola Legrottaglie
Maurizio D’Angelo
Patrice Grillon
Bernardo Corradi


None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Referee)

Match Report

From BBC Sport
A crowd of 4,091 boosted crisis-torn Motherwell’s fight for survival by braving the Lanarkshire the rain for this friendly draw.

The Serie A side agreed to extend the hand of friendship to the Fir Park club, who were forced to sack 19 players after being placed into interim administration.

The tiny club from Verona, who stunned all in their homeland by clinching a Uefa Cup place in their first ever season in the top flight and missing out on the Champions League by just a point, had not come over for a holiday.

And the Motherwell players will have bruises to prove it.

The home goal came from the promising James McFadden, who cancelled out Simone Perrotta’s second-half header.

Referee Hugh Dallas, fresh from the Scottish Cup final, had to warn several of the visitors for their reckless tackling and the team nicknamed the Flying Donkeys were lucky to finish the game with a full compliment of players.

Dirk Lehmann came close to a first half goal for Motherwell, but saw his effort cleared off the line.

Chievo took the lead on the hour when Perrotta headed home Salvatore Lanna’s cross.

James McFadden scores against Chievo

But the Steelmen gave the fans something to shout about with three minutes left when McFadden got on the end of Pearson’s cross to earn a draw.