19 April 2009

REGGINA 1 (Ceravolo 40)

Attendance : 10,000
Assist : n/a

CAGLIARI 2 (Jeda 5, Lazzari 92)

Tiny Jeda took advantage of atrocious marking to head in a cross. Donadoni's men produced a stirring second half comeback but couldn't find a way past Cagliari's excellent 26 year old goalkeeper Marchetti who, like his coach Allegri, has been linked with Milan. To add insult to injury after producing immediate point blank saves from Lavezzi and then Denis on the follow up, his throw out launched a counter attack, Lazzari collected Jeda's pass and cracked a left foot drive into the top right corner of Bucci's net.

Attendance : 12,000
Assists : Matri, Jeda

CATANIA 2 (Mascara 39 Pen, Martinez 49)

As Izco jumped to take a high ball on his chest Lucchini gave his left shin a whack to concede an inevitable penalty. Castelazzi guessed right but Mascara's spot kick had too much pace. Sampdoria's giant goalkeeper then fumbled what should have been a routine save from Morimoto and Martinez tapped in the rebound.

Attendance : 19,000
Assists : Izco (won pen), n/a

PALERMO 4 (Belleri 6 og, Kjaer 45, Succi 63, Cavani 92)
BOLOGNA 1 (Di Vaio 84)

Cavani chased down a longball forcing a mistake from a defender, Tedesco gathered possession and swung a cross into the box and in trying to clear Belleri volleyed into his own net. Kjaer headed in the second following a goalmouth scramble from a corner. Succi, who scored his maiden Serie A goal against Bologna in November, slammed in a volley at the back post after Cassani helped on a longball. Di Vaio celebrated his 20th Serie A goal with all the enthusiasm you would expect of a man playing in a team on the end of another hammering. The outstanding Cavani got to his feet after being chopped down to convert Hernandez's pass. That's 12 goals so far this season. This boy is going all the way to the top.

Attendance : 17,967
Red Cards : Volpi 77 (Bologna)
Assists : n/a, n/a, Cassani, Valiani, Hernandez

ROMA 3 (Totti 3, Brighi 13, Totti 59 Pen)
LECCE 2 (Munari 31, Papadopoulos 55)

Benussi slapped a Baptista free kick straight into the path of Roma's fading captain, 1-0. Two of Roma's standout players combined for their second goal, Brighi went airborne to convert Motta's deflected cross though again Benussi didn't cover himself in glory and the same can be said of Doni whose decision to come for a deflected cross left his near post exposed. Lecce striker Dimitrios Papadopoulos found space between four Roma defenders to score his first ever Serie A goal. Baptista cheated Lecce out of point when ran into Edinho and defied gravity by losing his balance. Totti's fourth penalty of the season sent him into double figures. Ariatti was sent off for a jumping two footed lunge on Pizarro.

Attendance : 30,000
Red Card : Ariatti 72 (Lecce)
Assists : n/a, n/a, n/a, Tiribocchi, Baptista (won pen)

CHIEVO 2 (Pellissier 23, Pellissier 48)

Mantovani poked a ball through to Pinzi who spun away from Siena's offside trap and the red hot Pellissier fired his centre past Eleftheropoulos. He recovered from an awful first touch to lob a deflected pass over the Greek 'keeper three minutes into the second half.

Chievo have got themselves a healthy eight point cushion against the drop. Another three points and they should be safe.

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Pinzi, n/a

UDINESE 3 (Asamoah 10, D'Agostino 47 Pen, D'Agostino 69)
FIORENTINA 1 (Dainelli 67)

Inler's great first time pass sent Asamoah running at four defenders, he dropped his shoulder, turning left and right, giving the impression he didn't know what he was doing but his low drive beat a poorly positioned Frey. Gamberini turned into a shot with his arm to concede an early second half penalty. Handanovic was beaten on his near post by what was an admittedly fierce header from Dainelli. D'Agostino followed up his penalty with a brilliant left footed free kick.

A stunning result for Udinese in light of their UEFA Cup exploits.

Attendance : 14,000
Assists : Inler, n/a, Pasquale (fk), Sanchez (won fk)

MILAN 5 (Inzaghi 13, Inzaghi 37, Inzaghi 60, Kaka' 68 Pen, Ambrosini 90)
TORINO 1 (Franceschini 80)

Inzaghi hung in the air to send a Beckham corner bouncing into the net. His second goal was a sensational flick header, Beckham once again proving an absolutely gorgeous cross. Ronaldinho, on as a second half sub for Pato, sent Inzaghi clear to complete his second hat-trick in a month. Beckham's no look pass was back heeled into Ambrosini by Shevchenko, although he was going wide Sereni chopped him down to concede the penalty which was converted by the once again disappointing Kaka'. Beckham failed to get distance on a header when defending a set piece and Barone's wayward shot was re-directed past Dida by Franceschini. Kaka' intercepted a pass out of defence, broke a tackle and put in Ambrosini for the fifth.


Attendance : 54,061
Assists : Beckham (ck), Beckham, Ronaldinho, Ambrosini (won pen), Barone, Kaka'

18 April 2009

LAZIO 1 (Zarate 65)

Attendance : 26,000
Assist : Kolarov

JUVENTUS 1 (Grygera 91)
INTER 1 (Balotelli 64)

Balotelli raced onto a Julio Cesar goalkick, which Chiellini should have cleared, he held off two defenders, dribbled past them and shot under Buffon and as the ball squirmed goalwards Grygera made a fantastic clearance. Balotelli broke the deadlock on a swift counter attack. Ibrahimovic angled a ball between two defenders, Muntari left the slow Juve defence for dead before swinging a centre to the back post where Balotelli was waiting with a firm drive. Tiago saw red for blatantly tripping Muntari from behind. Buffon denied Stankovic twice with two excellent saves then Grygera stuck from a Giovinco corner.

Attendance : 28,000
Red Cards : Tiago 76 (Juventus)
Assists : Muntari, Giovinco (ck)