Saturday, 23 February 2008

Serie A Week 24: Saturday Review

A depleted Juventus missed the chance to go second in Serie A after a controversial stoppage-time penalty gave lowly Reggina a 2-1 home win. Earlier, Parma edged out of the relegation zone but threw away two points in a remarkable 4-4 draw at Torino.

Juventus had the chance to climb above second-placed Roma, for 24 hours at least, but their 14-match unbeaten run came to an end at relegation-threatened Reggina. Franco Brienza opened the scoring for the Amaranto on the half-hour mark, but Alessandro Del Piero levelled on 71 minutes when his long-range strike squirmed under keeper Andrea Campagnolo. Nicola Amoruso was the hero for Reggina as he held his nerve from the penalty spot to score past goalkeeper Emanuele Belardi deep into stoppage time after Mohamed Sissoko was adjudged to have pushed him in the box. Juve's Cristiano Zanetti was sent off for protesting after the final whistle as Reggina clung on to move closer to safety.

A stunning comeback from Torino saw the hosts snatch a point against fellow strugglers Parma who will be ruing a lost opportunity to take a valuable three points. Roberto Stellone opened the scoring early on for Torino but a brace from Andrea Gasbarroni started the goalfest and two goals in as many minutes from Stefano Morrone and Igor Budan saw Parma open up a three-goal advantage. Cesare Natali pulled one back on the stroke of half-time before Stellone grabbed his second of the game and substitute David Di Michele snatched a point for the hosts with eight minutes to go. And the hosts almost rounded off their comeback in style as they came close to sneaking a last-gasp winner.

[Saturday 23 Feb] - [Sunday 24 Feb]

1 comment:

  1. I think untill colina has everythings in his hands Juve must pay more points day by day.another calciopoly is occuring that the refrees have been bought by a third person & in favour of inter(middle one) not phone (like moggi).i`m so sorry for this kind of day all peoples find out everything again