10 February 2008

INTER 2 (Cambiasso 65, Suazo 68)

The conspiracy theorists were given more ammunition on the 65th minute when following a wretched opening hour, Cambiasso was standing in an offside position as he stabbed the ball into the net after Zanetti headed on a Maxwell cross. Three minutes Julio Cesar sent a goalkick into the heavens, Ibrahimovic pulled the ball out of the air before playing in Suazo for the second.

Attendance : 21,000
Assists : Zanetti, Ibrahimovic

CAGLIARI 1 (Jeda 34)
PARMA 1 (Reginaldo 36)

Cagliari took the lead completely against the run of play after surviving an early onslaught from the visitors. Jeda, a January arrival from Rimini, carried the ball 40 yards before letting rip with a tremendous right foot shot which flew into the back of the net. Reginaldo recovered from a poor first touch to squeeze in the equaliser at the near post.

Attendance : 12,000
Assists : Larrivey, n/a

EMPOLI 1 (Vannucchi 7)

Attendance : 6,000
Red Card : Kolarov 89 (Lazio)
Assists : Pozzi (won fk)

LIVORNO 1 (Tavano 15)
GENOA 1 (Di Vaio 83)

Tristan flicked on a right wing cross and Tavano caught the ball on the bounce with a superb volley which curled away from Genoa goalkeeper Rubinho. Di Vaio was inexplicably credited with scoring the equaliser despite the fact that his shot took a wild deflection off defender Knezevic.

Attendance : 8,000
Red Card : Santos 75 (Genoa)
Assists : Tristan, n/a

MILAN 1 (Paloschi 63)

Attendance : 51,552
Red Card : Vergassola 82 (Siena)
Assist : Seedorf

SAMPDORIA 2 (Delvecchio 76, Franceschini 81)

A fantastic pass from Cassano (of course) released Bellucci and he curled the ball against the frame of the goal before Delvecchio headed in the rebound. Delvecchio was marginally offside as he chested down a cross for Franceschini to fire in Sampdoria's second against a very lacklustre Napoli.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : n/a, Delvecchio

TORINO 3 (Diana 60, Di Michele 71, Di Michele 81)
PALERMO 1 (Amauri 36)

Amauri chased down a longball, ran 50 yards while holding off Lanna who fouled him several times and resisted one last stupid push inside the box before shooting wide of Sereni. Palermo old boys 'Dirty' Diana, signed during the January transfer window, and Di Michele turned the game in Torino's favour. Di Michele volleyed a cross into the box for an unmarked Diana to equalise. Grella dispossessed left full back Balzaretti, who had made what proved to be a costly run deep into the Torino half, before threading a pass down the channel to Di Michele. As his former team-mates backed off he dribbled into the box before toe poking into the bottom left corner. 10 minutes later he pulled off the shoulder of his marker onto Rosina's defence splitting pass to complete his brace.

Attendance : 20,000
Red Card : Amauri 75 (Palermo)
Assists : Biava, Di Michele, Grella, Rosina

UDINESE 1 (Dossena 6)
JUVENTUS 2 (Camoranesi 60, Iaquinta 76)

Buffon dived to save a shot a his near post but lost the flight of the ball and as he took a double take the ball had already hit the back of the net. Buffon kept Juve in the match with some great saves before Camoranesi equalised on the hour mark with a bullet header. Predictably Iaquinta scored the winner against his former two minutes after replacing Trezeguet, firing Nedved's pass between Handanovic's legs.

Attendance : 29,000
Assists : n/a, Del Piero, Nedved

9 February 2008

ATALANTA 2 (Muslimovic 30, Muslimovic 90)
FIORENTINA 2 (Pazzini 29, Semioli 60)

Pazzini gave Fiorentina a short lived lead with a fine finish on the turn. Muslimovic equalised from a corner, his miss-hit volley bouncing over a helpless Frey. Semioli restored Fiorentina's lead with a great near post header. Fiorentina's grip on fourth place was loosened further in the last minute when Muslimovic finished off a brilliant counter attack.

Attendance : 10,500
Assists : Montolivo, Belleri, Kuzmanovic, Tissone

ROMA 2 (Panucci 21, Mancini 75)

Mancini worked a short corner to Totti and his teasing cross drew out Campagnolo as it sailed over his head and Panucci headed across goal to score. Mancini made it 2-0 with a tap-in mid-way through the second half.

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