12 December 2011

ROMA 1 (De Rossi 5)
JUVENTUS 1 (Chiellini 61)

De Rossi, forced to play in defence due to injuries and suspensions, scored what would have been a great goal but for the fact Vidal was guarding the post and should have cleared. Roma worked a short corner, Totti hung up a cross and De Rossi leapt in the air and hooked a volley into the bottom corner. Roma systematically fouled Marchisio, the real star of the Juve midfield. Estigarribia hit a shot into the ground, Stekelenburg ran off his line to catch the ball but Chiellini beat him to it, 1-1. Roma went down the other end and won a penalty which bottler Totti shot down to Buffon's right and he saved.

Attendance : 49,547
Assists : Totti, Estigarribia

11 December 2011

ATALANTA 1 (Tiribocchi 71)
CATANIA 1 (Legrottaglie 18)

Legrottaglie gave the visitors the lead with a terrific header. Spolli was sent off for pushing Denis and Atalanta inevitably equalised against the ten men. Tiribocchi met a corner with an ugly volley into the ground, the bounce took the ball over Andujar.

Attendance : 13,716
Red Card : Spolli 43 (Catania)
Assists : Marchese, Moralez (ck)

BOLOGNA 2 (Di Vaio 11, Diamanti 72)
MILAN 2 (Seedorf 16, Ibrahimovic 71)

Milan's reserve goalkeeper cost his team 3 points. He ran of his line to chase down a longball and Di Vaio lobbed it over his head and into an empty net. Seedorf equalised with a brilliant shot from the edge of the box and then should have been booked for blatant handball in the Milan penalty area in full view of the ref. Raggi kicked Ibrahimovic to concede the penalty. Amelia let Diamanti's speculative effort slip through his fingers. The ref ended a miserable performance by missing a blatant handball in the Bologna penalty area. At least he was consistently awful for both teams.

That's two draws against lowly opposition since Cassano went down. The Milan attack needs a spark. Milan are unlikely to outbid PSG for Tevez and Maxi Lopez is certainly not the answer.

Attendance : 25,736
Assists : Diamanti, Boateng, Ibrahimovic (won pen), Perez


Attendance : 7,100
Assists : n/a

UDINESE 2 (Di Natale 67, Basta 79)
CHIEVO 1 (Paloschi 83)

Chievo wasted three chances to clear a corner, Badu dropped a ball out wide to Isla and Di Natale headed in his cross. Basta took a kick to the face as he ran in and met a cross with a low header. Paloschi scored a nice but irrelevant equaliser.

Attendance : 14,000
Assists : Isla, Di Natale (ck), Thereau

NOVARA 1 (Radovanovic 70)
NAPOLI 1 (Dzemaili 84)

Gemiti touched a free kick to the right, Radovanovic ran forward and hit a tremendous shot inside a post from about 35 yards out. Fantastic shot. Lavezzi pulled back a center for Hamsik, he sliced his shot so badly it spun backwards to Dzemaili who scored with a thumping drive for the second successive game.

Attendance : 16,282
Assists : Gemiti, Hamsik

10 December 2011

LECCE 2 (Di Michele 12 Pen, Ferrario 59)
LAZIO 3 (Klose 28, Cana 47, Klose 87)

Marchetti was lucky not to see red for bringing down Di Michele as a failed offside trap left him with a clear run on goal. Klose volleyed in the equaliser after Diakhate headed on a corner. Klose played a lovely ball inside a defender and Cana angled his shot inside the left post. Ferrario headed in the equaliser at the back post. Di Michele missed a great chance to put Lecce 3-2 up when he flashed a lob over the bar. Minutes later Klose headed a Cisse cross into the bottom corner.

Attendance : 6,850
Assist : Di Michele (won pen), Diakhate, Klose, Muriel, Cisse

GENOA 2 (Rossi 57, Palacio 92)

Brkic jumped off his line for a cross, ran into Merkel, couldn't get enough on his punch and Rossi tapped into an empty net. Destro missed an open goal, hammering a shot against the underside of the bar. Up to that point Siena were the better side and but for Calaio's wasteful finishing would have been in front. Destro's miss knocked the fight out of them and a clever Merkel header sent Palacio clear on the counter to score a second and ease the pressure on madman Malesani.

Attendance : 9,190
Assists : n/a, Merkel

INTER 2 (Pazzini 41, Nagatomo 49)

Coutinho chipped a ball over the top of the Fiorentina defence, Pazzini ran past his marker and stuck out a foot to lob over Boruc from a tight angle. Great finish. In trying to clear from Nagatomo, Pasqual smashed the ball against him and it bounced past Boruc.

Attendance : 39,917
Assists : Coutinho, n/a

CESENA 1 (Mutu 64)

Attendance : 18,474
Red Card : Munoz 65 (Palermo)
Assist : Candreva (ck)