Saturday, 1 May 2010

Serie A - Week 36: Saturday Review

Francesco Totti scored one and set up another as Roma moved back to the top of Serie A, for 24 hours at least, after a 2-1 win at Parma. Elsewhere, AC Milan edged to a 1-0 win over Fiorentina to all but secure third spot.

Parma 1-2 Roma
Roma moved back to the top of Serie A thanks to a win at Parma which puts the ball back in Inter's court in the race for the Scudetto. Francesco Totti put the Giallorossi ahead after five minutes with a stunning lob and Rodrigo Taddei doubled their lead 15 minutes from time. Davide Lanzafame gave the home side hope after 81 minutes, but a late red card for Luis Jimenez dented their hopes of finding an equaliser and Claudio Ranieri's Roma held on for a win which takes them one point clear of the Nerazzurri, who face Lazio on Sunday night. Roma therefore find themselves in the unusual situation of wanting their city rivals to do them a favour by taking points of Inter at the Stadio Olimpico with just two games left after this weekend.

Milan 1-0 Fiorentina
Ronaldinho inspired AC Milan to a 1-0 win over Fiorentina which practically assures them third spot in Serie A and automatic qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season. The Brazilian was in inspirational form, even if he only managed one goal, and that came from the penalty spot late in the game, but it was a crucial goal which takes the Rossoneri seven points clear of fourth-placed Sampdoria. Milan ended the game with 10 men when Massimo Ambrosini was shown a red card three minutes from time but they held on.

[Saturday 1 May] - [Sunday 2 May]

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