Monday, November 10, 2008

Serie A Week 11 Wrapup

1-0 TORINO v US PALERMO (Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino)

Jurgen Samuels late winning goal against 10 men Palermo put them out of the relegation zone. Seven minutes from time Palermo's Antonio Nocerino sent-off till then Torino had a frustrating match and in the last seven minutes the game favoured towrds Torino. Meanwhile Palermo is at ninth spot after their third defeat in six games. In the last minute Ogbonna's cross from the right was headed clear only as far as Samuel, who struck an unstoppable volley from 22 yards out past Fontana. Torino looked the sharpest in front of goal throughout and who were still coming to terms with their 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria last week.

1-1 BOLOGNA FC v AS ROMA (Renato Dall'Ara)

Cicinho is the culprit who gifted a own goal and a point to Bologna when Francesco Totti put Roma in the lead in the 68th minute. When Francesco Totti celebrated his 400th Serie A appearance with a 69th-minute goal, which seemed to be enough to grant Roma their second win in a week and about to inflict a ninth defeat on the hosts. After this result ensures Roma is just a point above the Bologna who are inside the bottom three. Sinisa Mihajlovic has the first game incharge as new manager for struggling Bologna. In Inter Mihajlovic was the assistant to then Inter coach Roberto Mancini.

2-1 CATANIA CALCIO v AC CAGLIARI (Stadio Angelo Massimino)

Jedaias Jeda took advantage of poor defending to head Cagliari in front in the sixth minute but Giuseppe Mascara equalised in the 37th minute. Rocco Sabato's late free-kick saw Catania come from behind to nick all three points. This defeat put Cagliari just three points above relegation zone.

0-2 CHIEVO VERONA v JUVENTUS FC (Stadio Marc`Antonio Bentegodi)

Alessandro Del Piero on his 34th birthday scored 250th goal for Juventus through a much needed lead in the 40th minute to secure a fourth successive win. In grand style Del Piero broke the deadlock just five minute remaining to the first half from set piece. In the second half Iaquinta took the rebounded shot after Sorrentino saved the penalty in the 54th minute.

2-1 AC FIORENTINA v ATALANTA (Artemio Franchi Stadium)

In the first 23 minutes and in the space of three minutes Felipe Melo and Alberto Gilardino scored the goal to give Fiorentina fourth home of the season. In the 77th minute Sergio Floccari reduced the deficit from the penalty. Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo surprised Atalanta goalkeeper Ferdinando Coppola with a low shot from outside the area that found its way through the pack into the bottom left-hand corner. Three minutes later Alberto Gilardino doubled the lead, tapping home from close range following some good work in the area by Jovetic. Atalanta pulled back a goal as Floccari calmly slotted past Frey from the penalty spot after Gianluca Comotto handled in the area.

4-0 GENOA v REGGINA CALCIO (Comunale Luigi Ferraris)

Argentinian Diego Milito scored the hat-trick to thrash ten men Reggina and moved closer to the Serie A table top. In the 54th minute Gasbarroni is powerfully sparking down when he was fouled by Barreto in the penalty area Milito coverted the penalty to score his seventh goal of the season. Milito then had a shot palmed behind by Andrea Campagnolo, but he took his chance from the resulting corner to give the home side the security they were looking for. Milito provided the third for Sculli, unselfishly laying the ball back to his strike-partner, who dispatched the ball into the back of the net from 15 yards. Milito completed his hat-trick to make him Serie A's top goalscorer in the final minute when Juric's mis-hit shot found him alone in front of Campagnolo, and he made no mistake from close range.


In the stoppage time Inter snatched big three points through Julio Cruz goal. By far from Inter coach said that he was not satisfied with this win and he is not happy. Yes truly disappointing encounter at San Siro. Udinese match marked the fourth time on the trot that Adriano had been dropped from the squad, with coach Jose Mourinho insisting it was simply a tactical decision. Now Cruz is the saviour for the second time in a row. This victory gave Inter to back to the top of the Serie A.

3-0 SS LAZIO v AC SIENA (Stadio Olimpico)

A brace from Tommaso Rocchi and a goal from Mauro Zarate is enough for Lazio to grab all the three points to seal their thrid successive win. The in-form Mauro Zarate opened the scoring 12 minutes after the break, before second-half substitute Tommasi Rocchi added two goals in the final minutes to cement the win. It was Siena who created wealth of chances in the first half. Siena has a poor away form where they are with just a point from six away games and scored mere three away goals.

2-0 SSC NAPOLI v UC SAMPDORIA (San Paolo Stadium)

Napoli scored brace either side of the half to snatch three points from the neck off Sampdoria. This result gave Sampdoria fourth loss in ten matches and 16th spot on Serie A table. In the 23rd minute Daniele Mannini scored the goal for Napoli and sub Marcelo Zalayeta bagged the second just 15 minutes from time. It was Lavezzi who fed the ball to Mannini to open up the early deadlock.

1-1 US LECCE v AC MILAN (Stadio Via del Mare)

Ten minutes from time Milan's Ronaldinho put them ahead to stay at the top of the table but a stoppage time goal from Esposito ruined Milan's dream for a week. Heavy rain lashed at Stadio Via del Mre and Milan found very hard as the going gets. In the first half Borriello missed handsome chances. Milan goal was setup by substitu Pato who came in for Flamini within the 60 seconds he gave cross to Ronaldinho who placed the ball past couple of Lecce players.

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