7 December 2008

ATALANTA 3 (Valdes 20, Doni 78, Vieri 88)

After briefly flirting with Champions League places both teams were back in familiar upper mid-table territory. Valdes opened the scoring with a low curling effort following good work by Floccari. The striker also made the second for his captain with a cross from the left. The once, almost great Christian Vieri scored a fine third. With his back to goal he spun onto a pass before shooting past Handanovic with his trusty left foot.

Attendance : 11,500
Assists : Floccari, Floccari, Guarante

CAGLIARI 1 (Fini 34)

Attendance : 12,000
Assist : Cossu

LECCE 1 (Cacia 83)
JUVENTUS 2 (Giovinco 56 fk, Amauri 89)

Giovinco deputised for the injured Del Piero and gave his side the lead with a free kick, which is also a speciality of his. Lecce fought back brilliantly and scored a deserved equaliser. Caccia met Giacomazzi's deep cross with a superb left foot volley into the bottom right corner. Six minutes later De Ceglie swung a high cross to the back post and Amauri, who towered above the Lecce defence, headed in the winner.

Attendance : 28,000
Assists : Giovinco (won fk), Giacomazzi, De Ceglie

MILAN 1 (Stovini 65 og)

Attendance : 54,300
Assist : n/a

NAPOLI 2 (Maggio 62, Denis 72)

Siena goalkeeper Curci kept Napoli at bay until Maggio broke the deadlock on the hour mark. He ghosted into the box to hook in a Hamsik cross. He made the second when running onto a Gargano pass and centring for substitute Denis.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Hamsik, Maggio

REGGINA 2 (Corradi 40, Barreto 56)
BOLOGNA 2 (Valiani 53, Di Vaio 61)

Mudingayi failed to clear a free kick on the edge of the box, Barreto poked the ball through to Brienza and Corradi swept his centre past Antonioli. Zenoni got free down the right and hung up a cross for Valiani to equalise. Barreto and Di Vaio scored outstanding goals. Brienza took a corner and played a pass beyond the edge of the box which Baretto met first time with an unstoppable right foot howitzer. Valiani sent a ball over the top of the Reggina defence, Di Vaio waited for it to drop over his shoulder before rifling a left foot volley into the opposite corner.

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Brienza, Zenoni, Brienza (ck), Valiani

TORINO 1 (Rosina 77 Pen)
FIORENTINA 4 (Mutu 3 fk, Gilardino 44, Kuzmanovic 75, Gilardino 84)

Adrian the 8 ball Mutu blasted Fiorentina into a 3rd minute lead with a free kick. Torino fought back and were looking good for an equaliser until Gilardino scored a morale sapping second late in the first half, re-directing Fabio Melo's header into the bottom right corner. Mutu setup Kuzmanovic for the third. Amoruso's pathetic dive was rewarded with a penalty which Rosina converted. Gilardino tapped in Pasquale's centre to briefly top the goalscorers charts.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Mutu (won fk), Melo, Mutu, Amoruso (won pen), Pasquale

GENOA 1 (Milito 50)

Attendance : 35,000
Assist : Milanetto (fk)

6 December 2008

ROMA 1 (Menez 69)

Attendance : 13,137
Red Card : Brighi 85 (Roma)
Assist : De Rossi

INTER 3 (Samuel 2, Diakite 48 og, Ibrahimovic 55)

Inter's seemingly unstoppable march towards a 4th successive scudetto continued with an impressive victory against Lazio. Samuel met Muntari's deflected cross with a thumping header and injury prone French centre back Diakite, who looks closer to 41 than 21, shanked a Maicon centre over his goalkeeper. Ibrahimovic headed in a Cambiasso free kick, his 8th goal of the season.

Attendance : 50,000
Assists : n/a, n/a, Cambiasso (fk)