16 September 2007

PARMA 1 (Corradi 72)
CAGLIARI 1 (Matri 40)

Parola curled a free kick against the outside of a post, the ball ricocheted across the face of goal and Matri volleyed into an empty net. Parma were awarded a 64th minute penalty after Lopez aimed a kick at Morrone's ribs, catching the midfielder's arm as he jumped. Fortin made a fantastic save to deny Castellini. Cigarini turned onto a Morfeo pass and lobbed the ball into the box and Corradi took advantage of a botched offside trap to volley in the equaliser.

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

FIORENTINA 2 (Rivalta 28 og, Vieri 73)
ATALANTA 2 (Doni 51, Zampagna 86)

Mutu ran onto a Liverani through pass and tried to centre for Pazzini but Bellini sliced clear, sending the ball looping up into the air, as Atalanta goalkeeper Coppola jumped to punch Rivalta launched himself at the ball and headed towards his own net and in a moment of true charity Bellini sacrificed himself for his team-mate by getting the final touch. Doni equalised with a superb free kick before Vieri restored Fiorentina's lead with a bullet header from a Liverani set piece. Zampagna earned Atalanta a point with a remarkable goal. He was chasing down a long ball with a defender all over him, the ball took a wicked bounce, spinning away from the striker so he turned his back to goal, jumped in the air and hit a stunning overhead kick over Frey.

Attendance : 25,000
Red Cards : Carrozzieri 48 (Atalanta)
Assists : n/a, Zampagna (won fk), Liverani (fk), Doni

GENOA 1 (Borriello 56)
LIVORNO 1 (Tavano 52 Pen)

Milanetto blew a 9th minute penalty before Tavano converted Livorno's second spot pick after Bega fouled Pasquale. Borriello stole a yard on a defender to equalise with a flick header at the near post.

Attendance : 23,000
Red Cards : Vidigal 87 (Livorno), Juric 91 (Genoa)
Assists : Pasquale (won pen), Rossi

INTER 2 (Crespo 15, Cesar 78)

Adriano got a chance to impress as Mancini rested Ibrahimovic ahead of their Champions League tie with Fenerbahce and was involved in Inter's opening goal. Maicon burst down the right play a one-two with tubby Brazilian, who literally fell flat on his face, Maicon intercepted as a defender tried to clear and knocked the ball to the back post for Crespo to score a first time tap-in. Ibrahimovic, a second half substitute for Crespo, released Cesar on the break, he waited for Catania goalkeeper Bizzarri to commit himself before shooting into the roof of the net.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Maicon, Ibrahimovic

UDINESE 1 (Di Natale 47)

Del Piero hit the woodwork three times in this match. Dossena lobbed a first time pass to Di Natale and he headed the ball over a poorly positioned Buffon.

If people think this was a reality check for Juve wait until they play Roma next week.

Attendance : 25,000
Assist : Dossena

NAPOLI 2 (Zalayeta 43, Hamsik 76)

Although Napoli dominated from the start they needed help from Sampdoria to take the lead. Castelazzi ran into the back of Bastrini when going for a long ball, leaving Zalayeta with an empty net. Napoli's second goal was a work of art. Lavezzi knocked on a deep crossfield pass to Hamsik with his shoulder, the Slovakian midfielder exchanged passes with Zalayeta and as he approached the box executed a Cryuff turn, taking him past an utterly defeated Sala, before toe poking the ball past the advancing Castelazzi.

Napoli are playing brilliant football at the moment but face a testing October with consecutive games against Inter (away), Roma (home), Juventus (home) and Fiorentina (away).

Attendance : 50,000
Assists : n/a, Zalayeta

PALERMO 1 (Simplicio 4)
TORINO 1 (Recoba 53)

Simplicio tapped Palermo into the lead from Amauri's deflected cross. Running towards the left away from goal Recoba played a back heel into Rosina, Rosina took two defenders with him before passing back to Recoba and he shot first time into the bottom left corner.

Attendance : 26,000
Assists : n/a, Rosina

ROMA 2 (Juan 50, Totti 84)

Juan volleyed in his first Serie A goal from a Totti free kick. Another of Roma's new Brazilian signings, Cicinho, was involved in the second. Aquilani stepped over the full back's centre and Totti rifled the ball past Campagnolo.

Attendance : 16,000
Red Card : Valdez 52 (Reggina)
Assists : Totti (fk), Cicinho

15 September 2007

SIENA 1 (Maccarone 24)
MILAN 1 (Nesta 91)

Dida failed to hold Bucchi's tame bouncing shot, Kaladze tried to whack the ball out of play but miscued leaving Maccarone to round Dida and tap into an empty net. Nesta volleyed in a late equaliser after Siena failed to clear a free kick. Frick was sent for chopping down Seedorf and deep into injury time the Dutchman almost stole the points but his free kick smashed against the underside of the crossbar.

Attendance : 22,500
Assists : n/a, n/a


Attendance : 38,500
Assist : n/a