Sunday, 23 November 2008

Serie A - Week 13: Sunday Review

Torino 2-2 AC MilanA late penalty gave Torino a 2-2 draw against AC Milan and left the Rossoneri three points adrift of Serie A leaders Inter. Lazio and Napoli both missed the chance to end the weekend in the top three while Roma's revival continued.

AC Milan cut Inter's lead at the top of Serie A to three points after being held to a 2-2 draw at Torino. Having gone behind to Roberto Stellone's 25th-minute strike, Carlo Ancelotti's side roared back and equalised through Alexandre Pato before Ronaldinho put the visitors ahead 10 minutes before half-time with a brilliant free-kick. But a penalty from Alessandro Rosina denied the Rossoneri and handed Torino a draw which moves them a point clear of the relegation zone.

Napoli 2-2 CagliariNAPOLI 2-2 CAGLIARI
Napoli relinquished their 100% home record at the San Paolo as an injury-time strike from Daniele Conti handed Cagliari a 2-2 draw. Edoardo Reja's side had won their previous five home games this season but encountered unexpectedly stout resistance from the Sardinians, who had previously taken just three of a possible 18 points on the road. It seemed to be going to form when Marek Hamsik put Napoli ahead after nine minutes but Diego Lopez levelled matters 10 minutes into the second half. Ezequiel Lavezzi looked to have won it for the hosts when he struck six minutes from time but Conti equalised again at the death.

Lazio 1-1 GenoaLAZIO 1-1 GENOA
Ousmane Dabo scored a late goal as Lazio claimed a fortunate 1-1 draw with Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico. Dabo scored with 10 minutes to go after Diego Milito had put the visitors ahead. Milito also had a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside and missed a penalty for the visitors who have yet to secure an away win this season.

Lecce 0-3 RomaLECCE 0-3 ROMA
Mirko Vucinic was on target against his former team as Roma continued their recent improvement with a comfortable 3-0 win at Lecce. Juan and Francesco Totti also scored as Roma built impressively on last week's derby defeat of Lazio, shattering the southerners' unbeaten home record.

Sampdoria 3-0 CataniaSAMPDORIA 3-0 CATANIA
Strike duo Claudio Bellucci and Antonio Cassano were on song as Sampdoria demolished Catania 3-0 to move further clear of the drop zone. Bellucci, who used to play alongside Catania coach Walter Zenga in his first spell with Sampdoria, opened the scoring in the sixth minute. Cassano added the second just after an hour and gave a more realistic look to the scoreline with a third in stoppage time.

Reggina 3-1 AtalantaREGGINA 3-1 ATALANTA
Reggina continued their revival with a 3-1 victory over Atalanta. Last weekend's 1-0 win over Udinese lifted the Amaranto off the foot of the table and they continued the upward trend with goals from Francesco Cozza and Bernardo Corradi in the opening 25 minutes. Corradi sealed all three points with his second 11 minutes from time, before Cristiano Doni headed in a late consolation goal for the visitors.

Bologna 1-1 PalermoBOLOGNA 1-1 PALERMO
Bologna's Serie A survival hopes suffered a blow as they conceded a last-gasp equaliser to drop two points in a 1-1 draw at home to Palermo. Davide Succi struck two minutes into time added on to earn Palermo their first point in three games and deny their opponents just a third success of the campaign. Marco Di Vaio's finish after 20 minutes looked like giving the hosts a valuable three points but instead they had to settle for a third straight 1-1 draw.

Chievo 0-2 SienaCHIEVO 0-2 SIENA
Chievo slipped further adrift at the foot of the Serie A table after two late penalties gave Siena a 2-0 victory. The Flying Donkeys looked to be heading for a point before Daniele Galloppa and Massimo Maccarone both converted from the spot in the final seven minutes as Siena picked up their first success on the road this season. The defeat leaves Chievo in danger of losing touch at the foot of the standings - they are five points from safety and three behind second-bottom Bologna.

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