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Serie A Matchday 34 – Week-end Review + GOALS of the Week (2007-08)

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Week-End Reviews

Here are the results and summaries for matchday 34. Full Video Highlights here.

Italian Calcio Blog week 34 review

Italian Calcio Blog

Gazzetta in English week 34 review

Gazzetta dello Sport

MILAN, 20 April, 2008 – Juventus have almost secured a spot in the Champions League, although Milan and Sampdoria are still in the race; meanwhile at the bottom, things are not looking good for Empoli, Reggina and Parma. These are the results of round 34.

Boosted by an unstoppable Del Piero who scored three goals, Juventus had an easy day in Bergamo: the 4-0 landslide against Atalanta (first goal by Legrottaglie after only one minute of play) gives the bianconeri the almost absolute certainty they will have a spot in the Champions League.  AC Milan had in mind Fiorentina‘s victory against Palermo, so Super-Kaká’s three goals and a couple of goals by Inzaghi and Pato led the rossoneri to a final 5-1 against Reggina, keeping their Champions League hopes still alive. Meanwhile Sampdoria‘s 3-0 victory over Udinese (with goals by Cassano and Bellucci (2)) keeps the Ligurian team in the race for 4th place.

At the bottom of the standings, important wins by Cagliari (2-0 over Empoli with goals by Acquafresca and Fini) and Catania (1-0 against Lazio, a penalty kick by Spinesi). Dramatic defeat at home for Parma against Napoli: the home team ended the 2-1 match with eight players (Gasbarroni, Falcone and Mariga were sent off). Genoa won 1-0 in Siena.

As for our league leaders, Roma were stopped by Livorno (1-1) at the Olimpico on Saturday, leaving the way open for Inter (victorious 1-0 over Torino) to take a +6 lead. The Scudetto is very very close at being painted in Nerazzurro again.



Quality’s back en masse folks! Our selection expands, and be sure to check every single goal because it’s worth it! 

This week, the goal-of-the-week award goes to Edgar Barreto. Now, some of you may think that Fini’s half-volley deserves first spot over Barreto’s control and slamming strike into the top corner (not that the goal-of-the-match helped Reggina much vs. AC Milan), but in my opinion both goals are equally nice, with Fini’s perhaps having a higher difficulty quotient.

So, to make my final choice this week I didn’t flip a coin or anything, but simply went with the video which featured the goal ‘exclusively’ (i.e. no match highlights reel where you have to fast-forward to the play in question). Call it a “logistical” choice if you will :) but quality stuff nonetheless:


Results Summary


Serie A – day 34
Roma – Livorno 1 – 1
Fiorentina – Palermo 1 - 0
Atalanta – Juventus 0 - 4
Cagliari – Empoli 2 - 0
Catania – Lazio 1 – 0
Milan – Reggina 5 - 1
Parma – Napoli 1 - 2
Sampdoria – Udinese 3 - 0
Siena – Genoa 0 - 1
Torino – Inter 0 - 1