22 November 2009

JUVENTUS 1 (Grosso 52)

Attendance : 23,609
Assist : Camoranesi

LIVORNO 2 (Lucarelli 21, Pulzetti 93)
GENOA 1 (Criscito 63)

Italy new boy Antonio Candreva, who at just short of 6ft is a decent size for a playmaker, ran through a Bocchetti tackle on the left flank and pulled back a centre for Lucarelli to shoot first time past Amelia. Criscito blasted in the equaliser after Livorno failed to clear a Palladino centre. Pulzetti, who wrongly had a goal disallowed, headed in last minute winner from Moro's superb cross. It was the first time this season Livorno have scored more than one goal.

Candreva is on to Livorno from Udinese and seems a dead cert to make Lippi's World Cup squad. He's good but he's not Cassano.

Attendance : 11,153
Assists : Candreva, n/a, Moro

MILAN 4 (Seedorf 5, Borriello 38, Pato 40, Ronaldinho 62 Pen)
CAGLIARI 3 (Matri 9, Lazzari 30, Nene 69)

Seedorf flicked a ball into the box, Borriello ran across goal to collect the pass, drawing out Marchetti and two defenders, he centred as he turned and Seedorf tapped into an empty net. Milan have been rock solid in defence of late so if you're wondering how they conceded three in this game the fact that Nesta was out and Kaladze was his replacement is the answer. Kaladze ball watched a cross come into the box and Matri stepped away from him to equalise. Kaladze was also at fault for the second. His pathetic clearance gave possession back to Cagliari, Conti backheeled a cross to Jeda who sent a ball over to the back post for an unmarked Lazzari to blast Cagliari into a shock lead. Pato's bullet header forced Marchetti into a brilliant save but Borriello pounced on the rebound to equalise. Man of the match Borriello was also involved in the third. He passed to Ronaldinho who, with his back to goal, hit a first time pass between two defenders to Pato, he took one touch before blasting high over Marchetti. Astori dived in with a late tackle as Borriello ran into the box and the striker couldn't resist his invitation and clipped his leg before going over. Once again Ronaldinho struck the ball with tremendous power. Nene scored without five minutes of replacing Biondini. The clown Kaladze's hand went up as he appealed for offside, despite playing Nene on, and the Brazilian ran onto Jeda's through ball and beat Dida.

Kaladze is utter and complete shit. Milan must bring in another centre back in January.

Attendance : 39,821
Assists : Borriello, Lazzari, Jeda, n/a, Ronaldinho, Borriello (won pen), Jeda


Attendance : 50,000
Assists : n/a

PALERMO 1 (Migliaccio 4)
CATANIA 1 (Martinez 55)

Migliaccio headed in a Miccoli free kick. Martinez tapped in the equaliser after Sirigu parried from Morimoto. Palermo were absolutely rubbish in the second half.

Palermo fired Zenga after the match. Former Lazio coach Delio Rossi takes over.

Attendance : 25,082
Assists : Miccoli (fk), n/a

ROMA 3 (Totti 6 Pen, Totti 14, Totti 28)
BARI 1 (Andreolli 73 og)

Vucinic, who has shaved his beard and now has a pornstar moustache and looks like a slim David Arquette, robbed Ranocchia of possession, ran into the box and threw himself over Gillet to win a penalty. Pizarro touched forward a free kick and Totti hammered a right foot shot into the bottom corner. He completed his hat-trick with another vicious first time strike. The Bari defence failed to clear a centre, Totti ran in from the left touchline and gave the ball an almighty whack, sending it curling into the top left corner via a slight deflection. Bari created enough chances to score three goals but only took one of them when Andreolli, the latest star Ranieri is making, headed in a corner.

Attendance : 40,000
Assists : Vucinic (won pen), Pizarro (fk), n/a, n/a

SAMPDORIA 2 (Rossi 19, Pazzini 65)
CHIEVO 1 (Mantovani 80)

Sorrentino flapped at a corner, Poli kicked fresh air when attempting to shoot but got a second bite, he chested down the ball and struck a half volley which went in off Rossi. Luciano was sent off for hacking down Padalino. Pazzini tapped in Samp's second after Padalino and Cassano exchanged passes on the edge of the box. Mantovani did what the Italian commentators called a 'Henry, when he used his hand to control a loose ball in the box before scoring.

Attendance : 22,000
Red Card : Luciano 45 (Chievo)
Assists : Padalino, Cassano, n/a

ATALANTA 2 (Tiribocchi 52, Acquafresca 68 Pen)

Ceravolo's corner hit Acquafresca in the back of the head, bounced towards goal and Tiribocchi head past Pegolo. Ficagna pulled down Acquafresca to concede a penalty which, despite terrible form, he was allowed to take. It was his first goal of the season. Maccarone won Siena a penalty but Paolucci blew it, Consigli made a great low save down to his left.

Siena have announced Alberto Malesani will take over as their full time coach.

Attendance : 10,000
Assists : Acquafresca, Acquafresca (won pen)

21 November 2009

BOLOGNA 1 (Zalayeta 23)
INTER 3 (Milito 22, Balotelli 42, Cambiasso 72)

Motta kept alive a corner and Milito lashed in from close range. Bologna equalised within seconds. Adailton hit a tremendous longball over the top of the Inter defence towards Zalayeta, he brought the ball under control with a stunning first touch and as Julio Cesar ran off his line to make a challenge he lobbed into an empty net. Balotelli headed Inter back in front from a corner. Milito sent a fantastic pass between two defenders for then onrushing Cambiasso to score a third. Maicon talked himself into a needless red card which means he misses next week's match with Fiorentina and could miss the game after, against Juventus. If recent performances are anything to go by Inter won't need him.

Attendance : 32,067
Red Card : Maicon 91 (Inter)
Assists : Lucio, Adailton, Maicon (ck), Milito

FIORENTINA 2 (Gilardino 25, Gilardino 62)
PARMA 3 (Amoruso 30, Bojinov 52, Lanzafame 67)

Gilardino headed Fiorentina a goal up against the club which made him a star. Dzemaili angled a ball through Fiorentina's defence, sending Zaccardo clear of a poorly played offside trap and Amoruso tapped in his centre. Bojinov, who had his most productive spell at Fiorentina playing alongside Toni, broke from the wall to convert Galloppa's free kick. Gilardino headed in the equaliser from a Vargas corner but Lanzafame struck five minutes later. Panucci hit a pass out of defence Totti would have been proud of, he drove through the ball with the top of his left foot, similar to how free kicks are struck, Lanzafame controlled the ball, ran into the box and as just as he was about to be tackled he stretched to poke the ball wide of Frey. Donadel was sent off for going in two footed on Morrone.

Fiorentina had better defend a lot better than this against Lyon.

Attendance : 16,000
Red Card : Donadel 86 (Fiorentina)
Assists : Santana (ck), Zaccardo, Galloppa (fk), Vargas (ck), Panucci