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Scot Munroe On December - 13 - 2011

Serie A Week 14 Review: Juventus Climb Back On Top

Juventus climbed back to the top of the table after their Monday night game away at Roma, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. What a joy to watch and advertisement for Serie A Football around the world.  In other weekly news AC Milan drew away to Bologna 2-2 and Inter picked up a crucial 2-0 win over Fiorentina.

Saturday 10th December

Thanks to goals from Marco Rossi and a late goal from Rodrigo Palacio Genoa picked up a 2-0 win against Siena. The Saturday night match was Lecce 2-3 Lazio, David Di Michele opened for Lecce giving the home squad a 1-0 scoreline from the penalty spot before Miroslav Klose equalised. Lorik Cana then gave visitors just after the break the lead with Lecce’s turn to equalise coming 12 minutes later and right before the 60 minute mark in this topsy turvy game. With just three minutes to go up popped Miroslav Klose to net his second and winner clinching victory for the Biancocelesti.

Inter Milan gained a priceless 2-0 home victory over Fiorentina at the San Siro. Former Fiorentina hitman Giampaolo Pazzini scored a delightful chip shot against his former club, then early in the second half Fiorentina with poor defending allowed Yuto Nagatomo to wander in and score Inter’s second goal.

Second season up Cesena (their new knick) saw their  fine form continue picking up a surprise away win at Palermo who are traditionally stronger opponents at the stadio Barbara.  Adrian Mutu was all the difference with his second half strike all that was need to secure victory.  E. Muñoz would receive

Sunday 11th December

Fast forward to day two and Atalanta drew at home to Catania (not as exciting as hoped for); Catania took the lead thanks to a brilliant goal by Nicolas Legrottaglie then Simone Tribocchi equalised for the home side in the second half.

Udinese in one word, magnificent, continues to lead the pack as they beat the flying donkeys Chievo 2-1.  Antonio Di Natale gave Udinese the lead before Dusan Basta doubled the lead. Then with little over ten minutes remaining Chievo got a deserved consolation when Alberto Paloschi scored a brilliant long range effort.

AC Milan dropped two points away at Bologna drawing 2-2 with the hosts. Marco Di Vaio scored a brilliant opener before Clarence Seedorf scored a even better strike from distance, simply a rocket from the Dutchman.

Bologna then was not given a straight forward penalty when Seedorf handled in the area. Then Milan was given a penalty in the second half for a soft foul, up stepped Zlatan to double the lead. But moment later justice for Bologna as a poor howler by Marco Amiela parried Alessandro Diamanti long effort into the bottom corner.

The evening game on Sunday was Novara spirited home draw with Napoli. A blockbuster of a free kick by Ivan Radovanovic from more than thirty yards out gave Novara the lead. But with six minutes remaining Blerim Dzemali drilled a blistering effort into the bottom corner to give Napoli the spoils of the points.

Monday 12th December

The Blockbuster of the weekend was Roma 1-1 draw with Juventus and it did not disappoint. Roma took the lead early on when Francesco Totti crossed in for Daniele De Rossi to flick home, poor defending from Arturo Vidal when he air kicked De Rossi effort and it trickled in. Juventus got the equaliser in the second half when Giorgio Chiellini headed home. But moments later Roma were awarded a penalty after Vidal brought down Lamela. Up stepped Francesco Totti but Gigi Buffon stepped up to the test and saved the penalty.

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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