30 October 2011

SIENA 4 (Destro 25, Destro 57, D'Agostino 61, Calaio 94)
CHIEVO 1 (Moscardelli 75)

Destro spun onto a pass leaving Mandelli flat on his face, he checked his run as Gallozzi made a challenge and from the edge of the box angled a shot in off the right post. Lovely finish. Calaio met a cross with a spectacular scissor kick, Sorrentino made a one handed save and Destro tapped in the rebound. D'Agostino scored the third with a trademark free kick. Destro blew a chance to score a hat-trick. Pellissier picked out The Undertaker with a fantastically weighted through pass and he shot across goal into the bottom corner. Calaio beat the Chievo offside trap to score the fourth.

Siena have flown under the radar and find themselves above the likes of Roma and Fiorentina in the standings.

Attendance : 8,472
Assists : D'Agostino, n/a, Mannini (won fk), Pellissier, Pesoli

BOLOGNA 3 (Di Vaio 45 Pen, Ramirez 48, Loria 68)
ATALANTA 1 (Denis 7)

Cigarini released Peluso with a superb crossfield pass, he fired in a centre and Denis' shot was charged down, he took the ball away from a defender with his right then swept a shot into the corner with his left. Fine finish. Di Vaio finally got off the mark from the penalty spot. Acquafresca's excellent through ball sent Ramirez clear of two defenders and he beat Consigli with ease. Loria headed in the third from a Ramirez free kick.

Attendance : 17,870
Assists : n/a, Ramirez (won pen), Acquafresca, Ramirez (fk)

FIORENTINA 1 (Lazzari 41)

Attendance : 19,312
Assist : Pasquale

LECCE 1 (Strasser 32)
NOVARA 1 (Rigoni 41 Pen)

Lecce's Colombian midfielder Cuadrado, who is unbelievably bad in front of goal, chipped Bertolacci's pass towards the six yard box and Strasser got above his marker to emphatically head in his first Lecce goal. Meggiorini scored one of the best overhead kicks you're ever likely to see but it was disallowed by a lineman's flag - he wasn't offside. Criminal. Rigoni got up to equalise after Mesbah chopped him down in the box.

Attendance : 6,200
Assists : Cuadrado, Rigoni (won pen)

PARMA 2 (Paletta 41, Lucarelli 66)

Both goals were from corners. The first followed a goalmouth scramble and Lucarelli smashed in the second from Giovinco's deflected cross.

Attendance : 12,480
Assists : n/a, n/a

UDINESE 1 (Di Natale 38)

Attendance : 13,000
Assists : Basta

LAZIO 3 (Lulic 39, Klose 44, Rocchi 88)

Cisse touched on a Brocchi pass and Lulic curled a first time shot up and over Agazzi from 20 yards. Brilliant finish. Although Cisse has proved to be inept in front of goal, which is no surprise, he has turned into a great provider - his cross for a trademark Klose header was his 4th assist of the season. Cagliari missed several chances to get back in the match and Rocchi finished them on at the second attempt after his header came back off the bar.

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

29 October 2011

ROMA 2 (Burdisso 28, Bojan 87)
MILAN 3 (Ibrahimovic 17, Nesta 30, Ibrahimovic 78)

Ibrahimovic headed in a superb Aquilani cross. Burdisso shrugged off a pathetic Zambrotta challenge to head in a Pjanic corner but Milan hit back immediately. Robinho swing in a corner and Nesta rose unchallenged to send a bullet header past Stekelenburg. Milan's third also came from a corner. Cassano's deflected center landed at Aquilani's feet and he picked out Ibrahimovic with another brilliant cross. Nocerino managed to miss from a yard out after Milan ripped through Roma on a counter attack. A mistake by Nesta allowed Lamela to run in on goal and although Abbiati, who had kept Roma at bay with some excellent saves, got a touch Bojan tapped in the rebound.

Boateng was sent off for swearing to one of the officials as he left the pitch after being substituted and Allegri was also sent off for dissent. The ref Damato had a terrible game. He let players get away with heavy fouls but blew for the most innocuous of challenges.

Milan played well within themselves in the second half. The defence still needs a lot of work but going forward they're irresistible with the midfielder trio of Boateng, Aquilani and Nocerino offering great support to the forwards. I said Milan would be top at the end of the month, which was the case after this match, I didn't say for how long. It's only a matter of time.

Attendance : 44,000
Red Cards : Boateng 66 (Milan), Allegri
Assists : Aquilani, Pjanic (ck), Robinho (ck), Aquilani, n/a

CATANIA 2 (Marchese 25, Bergessio 48)
NAPOLI 1 (Cavani 1)

Cavani scored inside the first minute, blasting in a Lavezzi center. Gomez smacked a shot against two Napoli defenders and Marchese steered the rebound past De Sanctis. Santana was sent off for an unnecessary foul on Ricchiuti and five minutes later Bergessio headed in the winner after the Napoli defence failed to clear a corner.

Attendance : 10,000
Red Card : Santana 43 (Napoli)
Assists : Lavezzi, n/a, n/a

INTER 1 (Maicon 28)
JUVENTUS 2 (Vucinic 12, Marchisio 33)

Matri shot Lichtsteiner's center straight at Castelazzi and Vucinic smashed in the rebound. Matri failed to put the finishing touch to a splendid counter attack, dragging his shot wide of the right post. Maicon drew Inter level with a shot that took a massive deflection off Bonucci. Pazzini hammered a header against the crossbar and within minutes Juventus restored their lead. Marchisio played a one-two with Matri, strode into the box shot wide of Castelazzi. Far too easy. Inter were lucky not to concede a penalty when Castelazzi took out Marchisio when he ran through onto a super Pirlo through ball. Vucinic, Estigarribia and Del Piero wasted chances to further humiliate Inter.

Inter suck a big fat cock. There is no other way to describe them right now and it will take a far better coach than Ranieri to bring a team devoid of motivation and character out of the gutter. He's history at Christmas. Moratti is also going to have to spend big on some midfielders and a center forward. It might be time to cash in on Sneijder.

Attendance : 78,072
Assists : n/a, n/a, Matri