Saturday, 5 April 2008

Serie A Week 32: Saturday Review

Roma closed to within just one point of Serie A leaders Inter after a late Daniele De Rossi penalty gave them a 3-2 home win against Genoa while AC Milan beat Cagliari 3-1 to keep the pressure on for a UEFA Champions League spot.

Roma had gone 2-0 up early on at the Stadio Olimpico but were then pegged back by two goals in a minute just before the hour. Rodrigo Taddei had given the home side the lead after 14 minutes and Mirko Vucinic doubled their advantage three minutes later with a magnificent strike. However, Marco Rossi struck 13 minutes after half-time for eighth-placed Genoa and then Honduran international midfielder Julio Cesar Leon equalised a minute later. Roma were therefore indebted to Daniele De Rossi's spot-kick ten minutes from time after a foul by Marco Borriello on Taddei which sealed the win and put the Giallorossi on 68 points from 32 games.

Milan moved above Udinese and into the top five after two Filippo Inzaghi goals helped them to victory at the San Siro. Ricardo Kaka gave the home side an eighth-minute lead with a superb finish and Inzaghi got his first just after the half-hour. Daniele Conti pulled one back for the Sardinian visitors, who remain in the bottom three after the defeat, but Inzaghi, starting only his eighth league game of the season, got his second after 69 minutes to complete the win and put the Rossoneri within one point of the Champions League places.

[Saturday 5 Apr] - [Sunday 6 Apr]

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