Saturday, 8 November 2008

Serie A - Week 11: Saturday Review

Bologna 1-1 RomaA late own goal from Cicinho at Bologna cancelled out Francesco Totti's opener to leave Roma still placed precariously above the bottom three in Serie A but there was relief for Torino with a 1-0 win against Palermo.

An own goal by Cicinho in stoppage time gifted Bologna and new coach Sinisa Mihajlovic their first draw of the season - just when it looked as if Roma were about to inflict a ninth defeat on the hosts. 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, before Cicinho headed into his own net in the second minute of stoppage time. The result ensures the Giallorossi remain just one point above their opponents, who remain inside the bottom three, and Roma could drop into the relegation zone on Sunday.

Torino 1-0 PalermoTORINO 1-0 PALERMO
Torino hauled themselves out of the Serie A relegation zone thanks to a late goal by Jurgen Samuel against the 10 men of Palermo. Toro looked to be heading for a frustrating draw until a red card for Antonio Nocerino seven minutes from time changed the face of the game, and Samuel was able to produce the winner with 89 minutes played. It seemed a fair reward for the home side, who had looked the sharpest in front of goal throughout. Palermo meanwhile remain in ninth after their third defeat in six games, but they could slide a further two places depending on Sunday's results.

[Saturday 8 Nov] - [Sunday 9 Nov]

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