Saturday, 21 March 2009

Serie A - Week 29: Saturday Review

Roma 1-4 JuventusA blistering second-half display from Juventus proved too much for a depleted Roma to contend with in Rome, the Bianconeri winning 4-1 to cut Inter's Serie A lead to four points. Earlier in the day, Goran Pandev missed a penalty as Catania condemned Lazio to a second consecutive defeat.

Juventus moved back to within four points of Serie A leaders Inter with a comprehensive 4-1 victory away to Roma. Vincenzo Iaquinta scored twice with Olof Mellberg and Pavel Nedved also on target for Claudio Ranieri's side, who showed no mercy for a depleted Roma side. Roma's consolation came from Simone Loria, who responded to the first of Iaquinta's goals to bring the home side level three minutes into the second half, but there was no way back after Iaquinta grabbed his and Juve's second on the hour mark. Inter can restore their seven-point lead when they host Reggina on Sunday while Roma could slip five points behind fourth place if either Genoa or Fiorentina win on.

Catania 1-0 LazioCATANIA 1-0 LAZIO
Lazio striker Goran Pandev missed a penalty as his team fell to defeat at Catania, their second Serie A loss on the trot. Michele Paolucci had put the hosts ahead in after 24 minutes before Pandev saw his spot-kick saved by Catania goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri just after the hour mark. The Sicilians merited the victory and are now 13 points off the relegation zone ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures. It was a disappointing performance from Lazio who could find themselves eight points off a European berth by Sunday night.

[Saturday 21 Mar] - [Sunday 22 Mar]

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