27 October 2011

PALERMO 2 (Pinilla 28 Pen, Hernandez 77)

Obodo made a spectacular goal-line clearance to deny Pinilla but it was only a temporary reprieve as the Chilean converted a penalty awarded for a foul on Hernandez. Carrozzieri almost chopped Ilicic in half with a brutal tackle but the ref inexplicably played the advantage as Palermo broke, Hernandez played in Zahavi with a great reverse pass but he couldn't find an angle for a shot so passed the ball back and Hernandez scored. Miccoli should have made a routine victory even more routine but flashed a shot wide of a post.

Attendance : 24,000
Assists : Hernandez (won pen), Zahavi

26 October 2011

ATALANTA 1 (Denis 44)
INTER 1 (Sneijder 32)

Zarate will attempt to collected his €15,000 assist bonus - Sneijder tapped in his center via a deflection off Cigarini. Denis got above Chivu to head Atalanta level. Milito should have scored a second but contrived to balloon a perfect Maicon cross over the bar with his chest when heading the ball would surely have been easier. The awful Chivu brought down Marilungo as he ran through onto a longball but Castelazzi got Inter out of jail when he saved Denis' dreadful penalty.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Zarate, Moralez

CESENA 1 (Candreva 47 Pen)
CAGLIARI 1 (Nene 20 Pen)

Both teams traded penalties awarded for handball.

Attendance : 14,812
Red Card : Giampaolo 46 (Cesena)
Assists : n/a, n/a

BOLOGNA 1 (Acquafresca 53)

Attendance : 5,000
Assist : Ramirez (fk)

GENOA 2 (Jankovic 38, Kucka 89)
ROMA 1 (Borini 82)

Jankovic released Palacio down the right and to the surprise of absolutely no one left Heinz for dead before putting on the breaks while his team-mates caught up, he rolled across a center and Jankovic took a touch before lifting a shot into the bottom right corner. Borini, guilty of a laughable miss in the first half tapped in at the back post after Borriello chased down a lost cause, catching Bovo as he waited for the ball to go out of play before crossing. Merkel headed a corner against Kucka and the ball deflected off him and rolled through Stekelenburg's legs.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Palacio, Boriello, Merkel

LAZIO 1 (Klose 17)
CATANIA 1 (Bergessio 63)

Klose briefly headed Lazio top of Serie A and took a boot to the face for his troubles and barely flinched. Hero. Without Hernanes, who wasn't risked from the start due to an ankle knock, Lazio failed to fashion further chances and paid the price when Bergessio punished a mistake by Stankevicius to equalise.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Brocchi, n/a

MILAN 4 (Nocerino 30, Nocerino 32, Ibrahimovic 73, Nocerino 92)
PARMA 1 (Giovinco 78)

With all eyes on Boateng another hat-trick hero emerged and it must be the first time in history that Milan midfielders have scored hat-tricks in consecutive games. Abbiati made a great save with his feet to deny Zaccardo who was typically lost by Bonera on a corner. Minutes later Nocerino gave Milan the lead when he bundled in a loose ball after the Parma defence struggled to clear an Ibrahimovic center. Two minutes later Paletta headed out Nocerino's cross, he bounced the ball off his chest before lashing a half volley into the top left corner. Cassano and Ibrahimovic argued after Cassano ignored him and blazed over but they kissed and made up when Cassano headed down a longball and Ibrahimovic ran through a defender before tapping wide of Mirante. Taiwo failed to track Biabiany and he slipped in Giovinco with a lovely ball and he nutmegged Abbiati to join Di Natale at the top of the goalscoring charts. Nocerino headed in a perfectly weighted Cassano cross - his 7th assist of the season.

Unlike Ancelotti Allegri doesn't take off players when they have a chance of a hat-trick.

Attendance : 36,937
Assists : n/a, n/a, Cassano, Biabiany, Cassano

NAPOLI 2 (Lavezzi 20, Maggio 44)

Lavezzi looked to play a give and go with Cavani and drove a hard pass into the striker, Cavani initially miss-controlled but as the ball spun up off his chest with his back to play he hooked it back over his head and Lavezzi caught in on the drop with a magnificent right foot volley into the corner. Stunning goal. Floro Flores almost went one better when he met a set piece with a spectacular scissor kick from the edge of the box only to be denied by an equally brilliant one handed save. Asamoah also troubled De Sanctis with a shot from the edge of the box. Inler played a reverse pass to Dzemaili who sent a first time cross to the back post and Maggio leapt above Danilo to send a header crashing into the back of the net.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Cavani, Dzemaili

NOVARA 1 (Gemiti 80)
SIENA 1 (Calaio 17)

Fontana parried a deflected cross and Calaio snared the rebound. Gemiti smashed in the equaliser from a short corner.

Attendance : 12,000
Assists : n/a, Mazzarini

25 October 2011

JUVENTUS 2 (Bonucci 13, Matri 65)
FIORENTINA 1 (Jovetic 57)

Boruc failed to hold Vidal's tame shot from a corner and Bonucci was first to the rebound. Jovetic equalised with a brilliant curling shot from the edge of the box. Pepe was rewarded for his persistence when he broke three tackles before poking a through ball to Matri who fired low and hard past Boruc.

I don't understand how Mihajlovic is still coach of Fiorentina. He should have been canned at the end of the last season.

Attendance : 35,517
Assists : n/a, Vargas, Pepe