17 March 2013


Attendance : 8,639
Assists : n/a

FIORENTINA 3 (Aquilani 33, Cuadrado 62, Cassani 78 og)
GENOA 2 (Portanova 58, Antonelli 69)

Ljajic feigned to shoot as he ran into the box, taking out a defender in the process and rolled a centre for Aquilani. Portanova headed in the equaliser from a corner. Cuadrado punished a dreadful mistake. Genoa's reserve goalkeeper Tzorvas jumped to catch a cross but dropped it as he landed (on his feet). Jankovic headed down a high cross and Antonelli ran between two Fiorentina centrebacks to volley in the equaliser. Fittingly in a game blighted by terrible defending Cassani headed in the winner against his former club from a Valero corner.

Attendance : 21,319
Red Card : Bertolacci 76 (Genoa)
Assists : Ljajic, Jorquera, n/a, Jankovic, n/a

MILAN 2 (Balotelli 8 Pen, Balotelli 66)

Aronica pulled down Balotelli to concede the penalty. Sorrentino saved Niang's deflected cross and Balotelli smashed in the rebound.

Attendance : 41,584
Assists : Balotelli (won pen)

NAPOLI 3 (Cavani 4 Pen, Cavani 65, Pandev 81)
ATALANTA 2 (Cannavaro 31 og, Denis 73)

Zuniga dived to win the penalty and Cavani ended a near two month goal drought from the spot. A bizarre own goal drew the visitors level. Bonaventura tripped over a Denis centre, the ball hit Cannavaro and bounced into an empty net. The mistakes continued. Pandev slipped when trying to control a long ball, it broke for Cavani who turned his marker before shooting inside the left post. Denis held off Behrami as they fought for a longball, Consigli dived early and Denis smashed in the second equality. Pandev tapped in the winner following good work by Zuniga and Armero.

Apparently Cavani hasn't been scoring on the field because he's been scoring off it - cheating on his wife. Scumbag.

Attendance : 30,000
Assists : Zuniga (won pen), n/a, Pandev, Carmona, Armero

CHIEVO 2 (Stoian 88, Thereau 93)

Stoian chased down a pass down the left and wasn't given too much trouble by Cosic as he easily cut inside before curling a shot into the top corner. Thereau beat Pescara's offside trap to score Chievo's second.

It's hard to see Pescara saving their Serie A status. Firing Stroppa hasn't really made much of a difference.

Attendance : 7,000
Assists : Thereau, Luciano

ROMA 2 (Lamela 7, Totti 70 fk)

Totti released Marquinho on the overlap with a nonchalant back heel, Marquinho ran to the by-line and hung up a high cross, Castan headed in back, De Rossi caught the ball on the drop and Lamela threw himself to make sure De Rossi's possibly goalbound volley ended up in the back of the net. Totti was desperately unlucky to see a brilliant free kick bounce off the inside of a post. Ampuero almost equalised when he headed a corner against the crossbar and Burdisso blocked from Parolo on the Just as Parma were threatening an equaliser Totti slammed home a free kick.

Roma have won four of their last five under Andreazzoli and if they finish in the Europa League positions management should forget about a high profile coach and give him a year on the bench.

Attendance : 35,000
Assists : De Rossi, Totti (won fk)

TORINO 1 (Jonathas 78)

Attendance : 11,743
Red Card : Ciani 16 (Lazio)
Assist : Cerci

Sampdoria v Inter was postponed due to bad weather.

16 March 2013

CATANIA 3 (Gomez 49, Gomez 67, Lodi 71 fk)
UDINESE 1 (Muriel 81)

Barrientos slipped a killer 50 yard pass through to Gomez, he played an one-two with Castro to draw his markers out of position then fired the return pass in off a post. Lovely goal. Castro broke two tackles as he ran in from the left, flicked a ball through to Barrientos and Gomez headed his cross past Brkic. Another great goal. Lodi's deflected free kick finished off Udinese. Muriel fired in a late consolation. Good result for Catania and Serie A as it keeps Udinese six points away from a Europa League place.

Attendance : 14,000
Red Card : Potenza 57 (Catania bench)
Assists : Castro, Barrientos, n/a, n/a

JUVENTUS 2 (Vucinic 61, Marchisio 73)

Vucinic turned onto a pass and stole a yard on his marker before beating Curci. Marchisio tapped in the second after playing a one-two with Vucinic.

Attendance : 34,415
Assists : Marchisio, Vucinic