4 March 2012

PARMA 1 (Zaccardo 77)
NAPOLI 2 (Cavani 40, Lavezzi 86)

Cavani missed another penalty, an absolute gift, but scored the rebound. Zaccardo fired Parma level after Napoli failed to clear a corner - the first goal they had conceded in five games. Lavezzi ran from an offside position back onto Cavani's deflected pass then turned and shot past a poorly positioned Mirante who should have at least parried a fairly routine effort.

Attendance : 16,416
Red Card : Mazzarri 83 (Napoli Coach)
Assists : n/a, n/a, n/a

FIORENTINA 2 (Moras 62 og, Nastasic 74)

For the second time this season an own goal prevented Amuari from opening his Fiorentina account, his header bounced off Moras past Antonioli. Natale headed down a high Vargas corner, Nastasic took a touch on his chest before slamming the ball into the bottom right corner.

Attendance : 22,000
Assists : n/a, Natale

LECCE 2 (Muriel 61, Brivio 81 fk)
GENOA 2 (Sculli 21, Sculli 85)

Jankovic made an overlapping run onto a Palacio back-heal and Sculli in turn back-healed his centre over the line despite Miglionico attempts to do a Buffon and deceive the linesmen. Bertolacci released Muriel on a counter and he raced into the box before hammering a shot into the roof of the net. Brivio gave Lecce the lead with an absolutely phenomenal left footed free kick. Possibly the best goal ever scored by a player wearing a face mask. Sculli headed a corner against Giacomazzi and the deflection bamboozled Benassi in the Lecce goal.

Attendance : 10,000
Red Card : Cosmi 44 (Lecce Coach)
Assists : Jankovic, Bertolacci, Bertolacci (won pen), n/a

ROMA 1 (Borini 16)
LAZIO 2 (Hernanes 10 Pen, Mauri 62)

Hernanes sent Klose in on goal, as he tried to go past Stekelenburg the former Ajax goalkeeper lashed out with his left leg and Klose went over. Red card, penalty, idiot. Hernanes scored but Roma reacted well to going behind and were level inside 6 minutes. Taddei found Juan with a superb cross to the back post, the Brazilian's effort rebounded off the crossbar, Borini fired it at goal, Biava cleared off the line but the goal stood - it was over but I'm sure officials were erring on awarding the attacking side after what happened last week. Mauri broke from a wall to volley home another great cross, this time from Ledesma. Scaloni was sent off for a foul on flop Bojan.

Attendance : 50,801
Red Cards : Stekelenburg 7 (Roma), Scaloni 86 (Lazio)
Assists : Klose (won pen), n/a, Ledesma

SIENA 3 (Bogdani 40, Calaio 80, Del Grosso 82)

Bogdani smashed in a rebound after Giorgi drew a point blank save from Agazzi. Calaio scored a fantastic second. Giorgi swung over a crossfield pass from right to left, Calaio, standing 25 yards from goal just left of centre, bounced the ball off his chest and both his feet the ground as he struck an incredible shot that flew through the air before swinging inside the right post. Del Grosso trapped another brilliant crossfield pass on his chest before violently lashing past Agazzi.

Attendance : 8,529
Assists : n/a, Giorgi, Brienza


Attendance : 16,000
Assists : n/a

BOLOGNA 1 (Acquafresca 82)

Attendance : 19,000
Red Card : Caracciolo 78 (Novara bench)
Assists : n/a

INTER 2 (Forlan 71, Milito 80)
CATANIA 2 (Gomez 20, Izco 38)

Catania threw away a two goal lead, thanks in part to their goalkeeper. Barrientos swung a ball out wide to Gomez, carelessly played onside by Nagatomo who seconds after raising his hand for offside was skinned alive by one of the few players in Serie A actually shorter than him, once past Gomez shot hard into the bottom corner. Marchese was miles offside as he got in behind Nagatomo and Izco turned his centre into an empty net. Lazio reject Carrizo fumbled Forlan's speculative shot through his fingers. Two minutes earlier Montella had made a substitution the Tinkerman Ranieri would have been proud of when he replaced Barrientos with Ebagua, a striker with a poor goalscoring record and that's in the lower leagues. Forlan found Milito in acres of space in the box and he steadied himself before hammering a shot high into the net.

Attendance : 28,970
Assists : Barrientos, Marchese, Samuel, Forlan

3 March 2012

MILAN 4 (Ibrahimovic 21, Ibrahimovic 31, Ibrahimovic 35, Silva 58)

Muntari slipped when trying to change direction and in doing so tackled Mantovani as he tried to bring the ball out of defence, it broke to Robinho who passed inside Migliaccio and Ibrahimovic curled a first time left foot shot up and over Viviano. Robinho found Ibrahimovic again as Milan broke in number on a counter attack, standing to the right of the D, Ibrahimovic feigned to pass to Robinho who made an overlapping run to his right but checked inside onto his left foot and fired past Viviano. Fantastic goal. 4 minutes later the giant Swede found himself to the left of the D as Emanuelson made a dummy run into the box and he curled a right foot shot inside the left post. Silva met El Shaarawy's inswinging cross with a bullet header to complete the route.

The movement of Milan's front players was excellent. All this without Boateng.

Attendance : 22,246
Assists : Robinho, Robinho, Emanuelson, El Shaarawy

JUVENTUS 1 (De Ceglie 18)
CHIEVO 1 (Drame 76)

Chiellini headed a Pirlo free kick against a post, Sorrentino tried to punch the ball clear but De Ceglie was waiting with a header - his first Serie A goal. Thereau made a run deep into the Juve defence before laying the ball off to Moscardelli on the left of the box, he sent Chiellini crashing to the ground as he feigned to shoot, ran into the box then pulled the ball back and Drame's goalbound effort went in off Bonucci.

Attendance : 39,027
Assists : n/a, Moscardelli