9 March 2008

JUVENTUS 2 (Grygera 25, Trezeguet 32)

Salihamidzic chested down a poor, overhit free kick then slipped as he tried to turn, he got back to his feet, went past a defender and was tackled as he was shaping to shoot, the ball broke to the edge of the box and Grygera hit an absolute bullet into the roof of the net. The Czech full back made the second, rolling a pass to the back post for Trezeguet to score a simple tap-in.

Attendance : 28,000
Assists : n/a, Grygera

CATANIA 2 (Silvestri 44, Canini 47 og)
CAGLIARI 1 (Conti 21)

Silvestre inadvertently knocked down a Parola free kick to Conti who promptly tapped the visitors into the lead. Silvestri made amends with a brilliant equaliser. Baiocco flicked on a corner with a back heel volley and the defender jumped in the air and caught the ball on the bounce with an overhead kick. Two minutes after the restart Canini volleyed Mascara's free kick into his own net.

Attendance : 17,000
Assists : n/a, Baiocco, n/a

EMPOLI 1 (Busce 23)
MILAN 3 (Pato 19, Ambrosini 85, Kaka' 89)

Bassi jumped for an Oddo cross, caught the ball and as he landed bounced it off Gilardino and Pato tapped in his 6th goal in 10 games. Antonini ran through a poor challenge from Oddo on the left flank before firing in a centre off Maldini, Kaladze fouled Abate as he was about to make contact with the ball but Busce arrived at the back post to slam in the equaliser. Kaka' whipped a teasing cross to the back post for Ambrosini to powerfully head Milan back into the lead and the two teenager strikers were involved in a flattering third. Pato slipped a pass out wide to Paloschi, a late sub for the awful Gilardino, as Bassi dived at his feet he chipped the ball back to the edge of the box and Kaka' took a touch before smashing in off the sprawling Giacomazzi.

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Gilardino, n/a, Kaka', n/a

LAZIO 2 (Rocchi 15, Pandev 25)

Rocchi, Amelia and a defender collided when attacking a Ledesma free kick and miraculously no one was hurt, Rocchi was first to his feet and slammed the ball into an empty net. Pandev fired in the second after the Livorno defence once against failed to deal with a cross from the left.

Attendance : 13,000
Assists : n/a, n/a

ROMA 2 (Perrotta 2, Totti 49 Pen)

Napoli were looking to claim another prized scalp hot on the heels of their victory over Inter but fell behind due to a defensive error. Panucci hit a poor cross into the box but Contini's slack clearance fell to Totti and he poked the ball into the box for Perrotta to score. Referee Saccani gave Roma a soft penalty for an apparent foul on Cicinho and on his 500th appearance for Roma Totti made no mistake. Soft penalty aside Roma were good value for their victory.

Attendance : 60,000
Assists : Totti, Cicinho (won pen)

PARMA 1 (Budan 67)
SAMPDORIA 2 (Maggio 12, Bonazzoli 57)

Maggio headed Samp into a fortuitous lead after Franceschini's volley took a wild deflection off a Parma defender. Bonazzoli doubled Samp's lead with a near post header from a Maggio corner. Lucarelli flicked on a longball to Budan and he lobbed over Castelazzi as he dived at his feet.

Attendance : 17,000
Assists : n/a, Maggio (ck), Lucarelli

SIENA 1 (Maccarone 80 fk)

Maccarone stunned Fiorentina with a superb free kick and was shown a second yellow card for taking his shirt off in celebration. That rule has to go.

Attendance : 12,000
Red Card : Maccarone 80 (Siena)
Assists : Coppola (won fk)

TORINO 1 (Barone 35)

Attendance : 19,000
Red Card : Pellegrino 36 (Atalanta)
Assist : Stellone (ck)

8 March 2008

INTER 2 (Ibrahimovic 14 Pen, Burdisso 33)

Ibrahimovic gave Inter the lead with another suspect penalty, awarded when Cambiasso ran into traffic and fell over. Burdisso headed in the his first goal of the season from a laser precision Jimenez free kick.

Attendance : 65,000
Assists : Cambiasso (won pen), Jimenez (fk)

PALERMO 1 (Simplicio 32)
UDINESE 1 (Felipe 64)

Amauri juggled a longball into the box, drawing in three defenders and forced a mistake from one of them, Simplicio ran onto a clearance and volleyed past Handanovic. Felipe equalised with a great header from D'Agostino's free kick.

Attendance : 24,833
Assists : n/a, D'Agostino