30 November 2008

ATALANTA 2 (Valdes 54, Floccari 68)

Carrizo ran off his line and made an excellent tackle at the feet of Floccari however with four defenders in the box it was an unnecessary challenge and left his goal exposed, Valdes duly obliged. Padoin hit a longball over the top of a Lazio back four who were caught hopefully out of position 50 yards from goal, Floccari raced clear before shooting high over Carrizo.

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

CAGLIARI 1 (Jeda 48)

Attendance : 12,000
Assist : Fini (fk)

GENOA 1 (Sculli 55)
BOLOGNA 1 (Di Vaio 64)

With the Bologna defence distracted by Milito team-mate Sculli took advantage to head Genoa into the lead from substitute Gasbarroni's cross. Goalkeeper Antonioli released Lanna with a long thrown, he found Adailton in space between two defenders and Di Vaio peeled away at the back post to head in his un-playable cross. Di Vaio had chances to win the match against the club he is actually on loan from but failed to react to a rebound in the box and hammered a shot against the outside of a post after turning Vanden Borre inside out.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Gasbarroni, Adailton

INTER 2 (Cordoba 16, Muntari 25)
NAPOLI 1 (Lavezzi 36)

Maicon played a short corner to Muntari, he swung a low cross into the box and Cordoba hooked a volley over Iezzo. Muntari doubled the Nerazzurri's lead with one of the goals of the season. Maicon slid a pass down the right flank to Cruz, Cruz backheeled the ball to Maicon, he hammered a shot goalwards and Muntari backheeled the ball into the net as he ran across goal. Lavezzi skipped over a Samuel challenge before drifting infield, he passed a ball into Zalayeta, his backheel took out Cordoba and Lavezzi ran onto the Uruguayan's pass before lobbing over Julio Cesar.

Attendance : 45,000
Assists : Muntari, Cruz, Zalayeta

ROMA 1 (Totti 59)

This was an open contest between two of Italy's Champions League representatives. Fiorentina had a lucky escape late in the first half. Brighi headed a De Rossi free kick against a post and Taddei hammered the rebound against Vucinic. Fiorentina were punished for leaving Totti unmarked on the edge of the box, he blasted a first time shot at Frey who couldn't take enough of the pace off the ball to prevent it from hitting the back of the net. Mutu should have equalised but headed Santana's inviting cross over the bar. There was bad news for Roma when Mexes was stretchered off which means Loria is back in defence. Baptista beat Frey all ends up with a 25 yard drive which thundered off the underside of the crossbar and bounced out.

Attendance : 37,500
Assist : Taddei

SIENA 1 (Maccarone 19)

Attendance : 8,500
Assists : n/a

CHIEVO 1 (Felipe 88 og)

Attendance : 11,000
Red Card : Di Natale 58 (Udinese)
Assist : n/a

PALERMO 3 (Miccoli 50, Cavani 59, Simplicio 80)
MILAN 1 (Ronaldinho 83 Pen)

On the 27th minute Amelia floored Pato in the box, the Brazilian landed heavily on the side of his face and was substituted. Ronaldinho telegraphed his spot kick and Amelia parried for a corner. At the end of the half Ronaldinho's free kick clipped the top of the crossbar.

Miccoli pulled down a Liverani free kick, turned Zambrotta inside out and as the Milan defence backed off unleashed a right foot rocket into the bottom corner. Ancelotti's response was to bring on Emerson and Shevchenko. Great move. Cavani got above Maldini to head Liverani's longball past a poorly positioned Abbiati. Maldini, Jankulovski and Emerson ball watched midget Simplicio head in a third. Ronaldinho won an converted an irrelevant penalty.

Having lead by a point Milan are now six behind Inter. Barring major defensive reinforcements in January, and a wide midfielder wouldn't go amiss either, they haven't got a prayer of winning the league.

Attendance : 33,998
Assists : Liverani, Liverani, Balzaretti, Ronaldinho

29 November 2008

CATANIA 1 (Paolucci 61)
LECCE 1 (Castillo 69)

Catania dominance was finally rewarded in the 61st minute. Biagianti's heavy first touch on the edge of the box fell perfectly to Paolucci who screwed a shot into the bottom corner. Within a minute of replacing the disappointing Giacomazzi Castillo equalised. Munari headed down a longball and the Argentinean striker's right foot volley flew past Bizarri.

Attendance : 18,000
Assists : Biagianti, Munari

JUVENTUS 4 (Camoranesi 28, Amauri 44, Chiellini 62, Del Piero 74 Pen)

Nedved touched on a Del Piero back heel to Camoranesi and he rammed the ball into the roof of the net. Despite being fouled by a defender Amauri impressively brought a deflected cross under control before poaching his 7th goal of the season. Even the second half blizzard couldn't stop Juve. Chiellini headed in Marchionni's free kick and Del Piero converted a penalty to score his 250th goal for Juventus in his 578th appearance. A remarkable achievement for a remarkable player.

Attendance : 18,000
Assists : Nedved, n/a, Marchionni, Giovinco (won pen)