23 December 2007

FIORENTINA 5 (Montolivo 3, Mutu 42, Mutu 47 Pen, Santana 48, Santana 80)
CAGLIARI 1 (Fini 6)

Montolivo got Fiorentina's faltering push for a Champions League place back on track with a rocket from 20 yards. A tremendous run by Foggia lead to a quick equaliser, Fini controlled the midfielder's deflected cross on his knee before volleying past Frey. Mutu finished off Cagliari with goals either side of half time, the first a super near post header. Santana fired a loose ball through Marruocco's legs for the fourth and scored a fantastic second. Receiving a pass from Ujfalusi on the left touchline he cut inside the box and dribbled past two players before thumping the ball into the top left corner.

Attendance : 26,076
Assists : Mutu, n/a, Jorgensen, Vieri (won pen), n/a, Ujfalusi

INTER 2 (Cruz 36, Cambiasso 63)
MILAN 1 (Pirlo 18 fk)

Pirlo gave Milan the lead with a brilliant free kick. Ibrahimovic sucked in three players on the left flank then passed to Cambiasso, he rolled the ball to Cruz who held off Seedorf before firing through Kaladze's legs beating Dida, who should have saved, at his near post. Another Dida mistake handed Inter the points. Cambiasso latched onto an awful Maldini clearance before shooting straight down the middle as Dida inexplicably dived OUT OF THE WAY of the ball.

Attendance : 80,000
Assists : Inzaghi (won fk), Ibrahimovic, n/a

JUVENTUS 2 (Salihamidzic 32, Trezeguet 59)

Salihamidzic scrambled in Juve's first after the Siena defence wasted three chances to clear a free kick. Trezeguet, who looks odds on to be the third successive Serie A player to win the European Golden Boot, flicked forward a Tiago pass with his back heel then curled the ball inside a post. Brilliant.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Trezeguet, Tiago

LIVORNO 1 (Galante 26)
ATALANTA 1 (Tissone 33)

Grandoni headed on a corner towards Galante and his goalbound shot was sliced over the line by a defender. Tissone equalised with a magnificent free kick, from the left of the penalty box he whipped the ball inside the top right corner.

Attendance : 6,000
Assists : Grandoni, Floccari (won fk)

NAPOLI 1 (Hamsik 81)
TORINO 1 (Rosina 36 Pen)

The ref, Trefoloni made one of the all time worst penalty decisions. He pointed to the spot after Domizzi blocked Bjelanovic's header with his left foot which is clearly an offence. Rosina converted before Trefoloni, who almost certainly watched a replay of the penalty incident at half time, tried to even the score by giving Napoli a spot kick when Zalayeta threw himself over Sereni only Domizzi was denied by a brilliant save. Hamsik ran onto Sosa's reverse pass before hammering the ball into the roof of the net.

Hamsik has the potential to be one of the best attacking midfielders in the World over the next decade.

Attendance : 45,000
Red Card : Grella 43 (Torino)
Assists : n/a, Sosa

PALERMO 2 (Simplicio 34, Amauri 46)
LAZIO 2 (Firmani 59, Tare 80)

Simplicio headed in Miccoli's free kick. In the first minute of the second half Miccoli sent Amauri clear of a Lazio defence trying to play offside on the half-way line and he rounded Ballotta before lobbing the ball into an empty net from a tight angle. Kolarov's wayward shot fell kindly for Firmani to score his second of the season. Tare equalised four minutes after Amauri missed a penalty, side footing De Silvestri's cut back past Agliardi.

Attendance : 24,184
Red Card : Siviglia 75 (Lazio), De Silvestri 89 (Lazio)
Assists : Miccoli (fk), Miccoli, Kolarov, De Silvestri

REGGINA 3 (Vigiani 35, Vigiani 78, Vigiani 93)
CATANIA 1 (Vargas 91)

Vigiani scored his first following an inventive (or botched) free kick routine. Modesto lobbed the ball into the box, Amoruso headed it back and Vigiani volleyed into the bottom corner. Vigiani tackled a defender 20 yards from the Catania goal then beat Polito with a quick low drive. Novakovic was left red faced by a ferocious free kick which bounced in front of him. Vigiani 'completed' his hat-trick with a shot which took a decisive deflection off a defender.

Attendance : 11,000
Red Card : Sardo 87 (Catania)
Assists : Amoruso, n/a, Baiocco (fk), n/a

UDINESE 2 (Dossena 22, Di Natale 85)
EMPOLI 2 (Raggi 51, Marzoratti 93)

Italy full back Dossena finished off a superb one touch passing move with a delightful lob over Balli. Raggi equalised with a bullet header from Vannuchi's corner. Di Natale looked to have won the points when he tapped in a loose ball but Marzoratti snatched a point with another superb header.

Attendance : 14,000
Red Card : Pratali 58 (Empoli)
Assists : Di Natale, Vannucchi (ck), n/a, Moro (fk)

22 December 2007

GENOA 1 (Borriello 42 Pen)

Attendance : 27,000
Assist : Borriello (won pen)

ROMA 2 (Totti 18 Pen, Totti 90)

Totti lobbed Castelazzi from the penalty spot then tapped in Cassetti's centre.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Ferrari (won pen), Cassetti