5 May 2013

UDINESE 3 (Di Natale 29, Di Natale 52, Muriel 89)
SAMPDORIA 1 (Eder 34)

Di Natale rolled a defender as he turned onto a pass and fired Udinese into the lead. Eder equalised five minutes later with a low drive into the bottom right corner. Danilo launched a long ball upto Di Natale who expertly pulled off the shoulder of his marker and as Romero ran off his line Di Natale lobbed over him to restore Udinese's lead. Romero was also at fault for Udinese's third. He controlled a back pass, turned to his left and made a blind pass to Muriel.

Attendance : 15,000
Assists : Domizzi, Icardi, Danilo, n/a

CATANIA 3 (Bergessio 14, Bergessio 52, Bergessio 71)

Castro played in Bergessio with a reverse pass and his scuffed shot trickled into goal. Catania had a second goal disallowed for handball but it didn't matter as minutes later Bergessio turned onto a deflected pass to almost certainly send Siena down into Serie B. Barrientos curled a teasing cross around the Siena defence and Bergessio beat the offside trap to lob over Pegolo and score his first career hat-trick (probably).

Attendance : 13,000
Red Card : Felipe 42 (Siena)
Assists : Castro, n/a, Barrientos

GENOA 4 (Floro Flores 19, Borriello 30, Borriello 54, Bertolacci 70)
PESCARA 1 (Sculli 35)

Manfredini vaulted off his marker to head on Matuzalem's free kick and Floro Flores beat Perin with a bullet header. Borriello bounced a longball off his chest and ala Robben took the ball onto his left foot before curling a shot into the top left corner. Brilliant goal. Sculli headed in the equaliser from a high cross into the box. Borriello intercepted a hospital pass, played a one-two with Bertolacci then lashed a shot into the roof of the net. Perrin flattened Borriello when challenging for a longball and as both of them lay on the turf Bertolacci shot into an empty net.

Attendance : 20,000
Assists : Manfredini, Rigoni, Zanon, Bertolacci, n/a

JUVENTUS 1 (Vidal 14 Pen)

Vucinic made the most of Donati's stupid challenge to win the penalty - Vucinic was facing away from goal. Dirty bastard Aronica, the Italian Pepe, should have been sent off for slapping, maybe even scratching Pogba in the face but instead the Frenchman saw red for spitting at him in return. Probably the first time in history everyone will have sympathy for a player who spits on another player.

Attendance : 38,000
Red Card : Pogba 83 (Juventus)
Assist : Vucinic (won pen)

LAZIO 6 (Klose 22, Hernanes 32, Klose 36, Klose 39, Klose 50, Klose 62)

Candreva drew a brilliant save from Stojanovic but Klose tapped in the rebound. Hernanes scored a fantastic second with a thunderous shot from 30 yards which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar. Floccari released Lulic on the counter attack and he centred for Klose's second. Candreva clipped a reverse pass through to Konko and he rolled a centre for Klose's hat-trick goal. Klose played in the overlapping Candreva and ran into the box to emphatically head in his cross. Lulic intercepted a pass, played a double one-two with Floccari and he poked the ball through a defender's legs for Klose's fifth.

Bologna's 19 year old reserve goalkeeper Stojanovic will have nightmares about this though wasn't really at fault for any of the goals.

Attendance : 32,000
Assists : n/a, Lulic, Lulic, Konko, Candreva, Floccari

MILAN 1 (Balotelli 84)

Attendance : 43,000
Assist : Mexes

PARMA 2 (Parolo 45, Biabiany 58)

Parolo hammered a shot in off the underside of the crossbar. The pornstar (Amauri) chased down a ball that was heading out of play before passing to Biabiany who was standing on the right corner of the penalty area faced by Brivio, Brivio kept backing off and Biabiany fired Consigli.

Attendance : 13,000
Assists : n/a, Amauri

NAPOLI 3 (Cavani 3, Cavani 33 Pen, Cavani 78)
INTER 1 (Alvarez 23 Pen)

Napoli flogged an Injury ravaged Inter to secure a champions league place. Pandev split Chivu and Ranocchia with a telegraphed pass and Cavani thumped the ball over Handanovic. The teams traded bullshit penalties, serial diver Zuniga won the second and by now the referees should be wise to his tricks. Cavani's second goal was his 100th in Napoli colours. A sweeping counter attack gave Cavani his hat-trick goal, Pandev took out four Inter defenders with a great inswinging cross leaving Cavani with a tap-in at the back post.

Attendance : 40,00
Assists : Pandev, Alvarez (won pen), Zuniga (won pen), Pandev

4 May 2013


Attendance : 11,000
Assists : n/a

ROMA 1 (Osvaldo 92)

With both clubs fighting for European places this was one of the most hotly anticipated end of season clashes but the match sucked hard. Jovetic rattled the left post after Aquilani drew a save from Lobont. Fiorentina had a succession of shots from distance but only Pizarro came close to scoring when his 89th minute shot smashed off a post. Minutes later Pjanic whipped a corner into the box and Osvaldo leapt above his marker to crash a header into the bottom corner.

Fiorentina will be hoping Roma can do them a favour when they visit Milan in the penultimate round of the season but with Milan holding a four point lead with three rounds to go by then the battle for the remaining Champions League place could be all over.

Attendance : 34,233
Assist : Pjanic (ck)