9 December 2007

LAZIO 2 (Rocchi 8, Pandev 89)

Rocchi headed in a Ledesma free kick. He's the best free transfer pick up at the end of the season. Catania goalkeeper Polito kept dropping everything including a Pandev shot aimed straight at him.

Attendance : 15,000
Red Card : Spinesi 86 (Catania)
Assists : Ledesma (fk), n/a

PALERMO 2 (Miccoli 17, Simplicio 80)

Amauri, who continues to be linked with Milan, volleyed a pass to Miccoli and he lobbed the ball over Frey who was too slow off his line. The static Fiorentina defence, three games without a win probably has that effect, ball watched Simplicio dribbled past them in slow motion before scoring.

Guidolin's first win in his FOURTH spell in charge. Since Mutu went off the boil Fiorentina have struggled to score goals. They better sign a striker in January otherwise they'll miss out on a Champions League place.

Attendance : 23,000
Assists : Amauri, n/a

EMPOLI 4 (Pozzi 2, 10, 49, 64)
CAGLIARI 1 (Conti 76)

Pozzi pounced on a mistake by two defenders to give Empoli the lead. He scored a fantastic second. Busce fired in a cross from the right with his back to goal Pozzi flicked the ball over his head between two defenders and fired the ball under Marruocco's legs. He completed his hat-trick from a Giovinco cross and a terrible mistake by Marruocco gave him his fourth. He had already been substituted by the time Conti scored a consolation goal.

Attendance : 2,000
Assists : n/a, Busce, Giovinco, Busce, Mancosu

GENOA 1 (Figueroa 89)
SIENA 3 (Frick 11, Loria 20, Frick 24)

Lichtenstein international Super Mario Frick gave Siena the lead with a brilliant left foot shot from 18 yards. Loria poked in the second following a goalmouth scramble. Frick tapped in his second after Maccarone drew a save from Rubinho. Manninger made a hat-trick of brilliant saves, almost losing his ribs in the process, before Figueroa blasted in a late consolation goal.

Attendance : 23,000
Assists : Galloppa, n/a, n/a, Borriello

INTER 4 (Ibrahimovic 37 Pen, Cruz 50, Jimenez 52, Cordoba 76)

Ibrahimovic put away his second penalty of the week before Inter ran riot in the second half. Cruz got the last touch to a goalbound Ibrahimovic header. Chilean winger Luis Jimenez, now at his fourth Serie A club and on loan from Ternana, scored a brilliant third from the edge of the box, swerving the ball into the top left corner. El Chino Recoba came on mid-way through the second half just in time to see Cordoba head in Inter's fourth.

Rai and some sections of the Italian press are making out Jimenez is the new Figo.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Ibrahimovic (won pen), Ibrahimovic, n/a, Burdisso (ck)

JUVENTUS 1 (Nedved 86)

Attendance : 20,000
Assist : n/a

LIVORNO 1 (Tristan 7)
ROMA 1 (De Rossi 5)

De Rossi headed Roma into a fifth minute lead but Livorno hit back immediately. Despite being outnumbered 4-1 Tristan (so this is where he ended up) ran at the Roma defence, turned Ferrari inside out several times and put the ball into the huge gap kindly left by the rubbish Doni.

Attendance : 5,500
Assists : Pizarro (ck), Grandoni

UDINESE 3 (Di Natale 24, Quagliarella 70, 86)
SAMPDORIA 2 (Bellucci 32 Pen, Maggio 40)

Quagliarella played in Di Natale for the first before Bellucci equalised from the sport following a shameful Cassano dive. Craterface made the second though it looked like an og. With Sampdoria leading coach Walter Mazzarri made the stupid decision to take off Cassano and four minutes later the home side were level. Quagliarella dived to head in a Floro Flores cross. Four minutes from time Quagliarella piled the misery on his former club with a superb 30 yard drive which flew into the bottom corner.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : n/a, Cassano (won pen), Cassano, Flores, n/a

NAPOLI 1 (Zalayeta 17)

Attendance : 30,000
Assist : Bogliacino

5 December 2007

INTER 3 (Ibrahimovic 22 Pen, Maicon 33, Suazo 55)

Stendardo wrestled Burdisso to the ground to concede a stupid penalty. Maicon ran across goal to tap in a Jimenez corner. Suazo headed down a Cambiasso longball and while the Lazio defence were appealing for offside picked his spot.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Burdisso (won pen), Jimenez (ck), Cambiasso

ROMA 2 (Taddei 28, Taddei 36)

Taddei scored his first goals since returning from a long injury lay-off at the weekend. He headed in a Pizarro free kick then fired a loose ball into an empty net after Cagliari goalkeeper Marruocco came off his line and tackled Mancini.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Pizarro, n/a