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Scot Munroe On December - 6 - 2011

Serie A Week 13 Review: Roma Crumble in Florence

Another fantastic weekend in Serie A where two fallen giants are struggling. Both Inter and Roma have been in poor form this season and at the weekend more of the same. At home Inter missed a penalty and lost to Udinese 0-1 while Roma away to Fiorentina had 3 players sent off losing 0-3.

Friday 2nd December

This match day spanned over four days thanks to TV programming demands when Friday night AC Milan travelled to Genoa a tricky away tie and the Milan based club came away with an impressive 2-0 victory. 2 second half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the penalty spot and Antonio Nocerino.

Saturday 3rd December

The game of the weekend was hyped to be Inter Milan home game with Udinese. As Inter Milan season has faltered Udinese came away from the San Siro with a well deserved 1-0 victory thanks to Maurico Isla fine strike. Inter Milan did have Javier Zanetti sent off for two yellows. Udinese missed a penalty when Zanetti brought down Pablp Armero, Di Natale stepped up put his penalty was brilliantly saved by Julio Cesar. Moments later Inter Milan were awarded a penalty when Damiano Ferronetti brought down Diego Milito, Giampaolo Pazzini stepped up and at the moment of impact he slipped and the penalty ballooned over the bar. This wasn’t the end of the sending off as Damiano Ferronetti picked up a second yellow for dissent showed to the referee.

Napoli’s home game against Lecce was also Saturday where the home-side came out on top in a six goal slaughter. Napoli raced to a three goal lead before half time thanks to Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani and Blerim Dzemaili. Lecce pulled one back thanks to Luis Muriel early in the second half, but late in the game Edinson Cavani added his second and team forth. But in stoppage time Daniele Corvia pulled one back.

Sunday 4th December

The lunch time game saw one hell of a goal on where Cagliari won away at Catania thanks to a soul goal from Victor Ibarbo. Ibarbo beat 3 men including the keeper and slotted home a brilliant goal. Chievo drew 0-0 with Atalanta. Bologna beat Siena 1-0 thanks to a goal from Marco Di Vaio after Alessandro Diamanti played in Di Vaio with an exquisite back heel.

Fiorentina beat Roma in Florence 3-0 on where Roma had three players sent off. Juan was sent off for a foul on Stevan Jovetic in the penalty area. Jovetic took the penalty and scored. Alessandro Gamberini scored just before half time. Late in the second half Fernando Gago was sent off for two yellow cards. It then got worse as Bojan was sent off for handball on the line. Stevan Jovetic let Santiago Silva take the penalty and “El Tanke” rifled the penalty to net his first goal for the club. Juventus fine form continues as they dispatched Cesena at the Juventus Stadium. Two goals were needed in the second half as Claudio Marchisio and an Arturo Vidal penalty gave Juventus the lead.

The evening game was Palermo trip to Parma. The game ended 0-0 and it was played in not the best weather conditions as fog covered up 80% on the pitch.

Monday 5th November

Final game of the round was played Monday night and it saw Lazio beat Novara 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. Lazio raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to headed goals from Giuseppe Biava and Tommaso Rocchi. Late in the second half Lazio added a third when Rocchi added his second as he volleyed home from close range.

Scot Munroe

A Football fan for around 18 years since the age of 6 years old. My first love is Swindon town now managed by the mad man that is Paolo Di Canio. I have been a fan of Italian football for around 10-15 years now since the Channel four days back in the Uk with James Richardson. I am a Roma fan as well and i have been following the club since 2003 with the attack minded football with Totti and Cassano.

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