Saturday, 14 February 2009

Serie A - Week 24: Saturday Review

Napoli 1-1 BolognaA day after the death of club legend Giacomo Bulgarelli Bologna battled back from a goal down to earn a valuable point away to Napoli in Serie A, as Lazio and Torino also played out a 1-1 draw.

Napoli's woes continued as they were held at home to a 1-1 draw by Bologna. Eduardo Reja's side have not won a game since January 11, but that seemed set to change when Christian Maggio put them ahead after 20 minutes. However, their lead lasted only three minutes before Serie A top goalscorer Marco Di Vaio pounced to earn Bologna a point which moves them three points clear of the bottom three. The visitors had goalkeeper Francesco Antonioli to thank as he thwarted Napoli's attempts to win their first game in seven attempts. A minute's silence was held before kick off in respect of Giacomo Bulgarelli, a legend of Bologna and Italian football, who died yesterday. Bulgarelli inspired Bologna to their last title in 1964.

Lazio 1-1 TorinoLAZIO 1-1 TORINO
Lazio halted their slide down the Serie A table with a 1-1 draw at home to Torino. Ignazio Abate's first goal in the top flight put Torino on course for their first away win of the season after 36 minutes, but Sebastiano Siviglia equalised after 75 minutes. The home side had at least twice as many chances as their opponents to win the game, but looked nervous after four consecutive defeats and could have no complaints about being held by a side who have now drawn five in a row. But the result hardly helps either club with Toro still inside the bottom three while Lazio's hopes of qualifying for Europe took another blow.

[Saturday 14 Feb] - [Sunday 15 Feb]

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