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Del Piero Is Juventus Fall Guy

Posted by Scot Munroe Monday, February 15, 2021

Juventus gained a much needed win on Sunday afternoon with a dogged performance over Genoa. 3-2 the scoreline and had to thank Alex Del Piero for this. Genoa took the lead early in the game as Marco Rossi scuffed an effort passed the keeper. As half-time was approaching Juventus huffed and puffed and was gladly rewarded as Amauri hit back at his critics rising up above the Genoa defence from Caceres cross. Juve took the lead in the 2nd half when neat build up play from Diego back-heeled pass to Del Piero who slotted past Ameila, to delight the fans and his wife n the crowd. Sadly the lead only lasted 2 minutes as a Gigi Buffon error(not said often) gifted Marco Rossi his 2nd goal of the game. Juventus grabbed the winner in controversy.

13 minutes from time as Del Piero was through on goal he looked like he was tripped by Genoa defender Papasthathopoulos but on replays were inconclusive. Del Piero then tucked the penalty passed Amelia and grabbed 3 points for the Old Lady.

Milan also picked up a crucial win for the fight for 2nd place as they beat Udinese on Friday night. Klass Jan Huntelaar was the man for Milan as he netted twice and Alexandre Pato scored in his 1st game back after 2 months out injured. Udinese reply were from talisman Antonio Di Natale and Antonio Floro Flores. A nervous victory for Milan as they play hosts to Manchester United on Tuesday. The Other Italian team who play a English team in the Champions League are Inter Milan, who travelled to Naples on Sunday night and picked up a crucial point. In a game that on paper screamed out goals, it really did not turn that away with both teams hitting the woodwork.

Roma are now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions with emphatic 4-1 win over Palermo. Matteo Brighi ran the show for the home side with 2 goals with the Beast Julio Baptista and John Arne Riise with the others. Fabrizio Miccoli penalty was the only goal for Palermo. Sampdoria won their 4th game in a row without Antonio Cassano as they beat Fiorentina 2-0 as both old boys Semoli and Pazzini with the goals. Cagliari enjoyed a 3-1 home victory over Bari with Nene, Conti and Cossu for the home side and Masiello for Bari. Catania-Atalanta finished 0-0 in Scilly.

Siena picked up a crucial 3 points as they won away at Chievo with Reginaldo volley 15 minutes from time. Marco Di Vaio earned a potential 3 points at Livorno with the only goal of the game for Bologna. Edy Reja 1st game for Lazio ended in a away win at Parma. Cristian Ledesma was welcomed back into the team after his problems higher up at Lazio. Stendardo and Zarate with the goals for a struggling Lazio side.

Week 24 Results

Cagliari 3-1 Bari
Catania 0-0 Atalanta
Chievo 0-1 Siena
Juventus 3-2 Genoa
Livorno 0-1 Bologna
Milan 3-2 Udinese
Napoli 0-0 Inter
Parma 0-2 Lazio
Roma 4-1 Palermo
Sampdoria 2-0 Fiorentina.

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