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Serie A Matchday 36 – Week-end Review + GOALS of the Week (2007-08)

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Week-End Reviews

Here are the results and summaries for matchday 36. Full Video Highlights here. week 36 review

Italian Calcio Blog week 36 review

Italian Calcio Blog

Gazzetta in English week 36 review

Gazzetta dello Sport

MILAN, 4 May 2008 – Roma’s gap with Inter was reduced today, thanks in part to Inter‘s defeat to AC Milan (2-1) and Roma‘s win against Sampdoria (3-0, from Panucci, Pizarro and Cicinho). By the same token, the Blucerchiati’s dream of a place in the Champions League went down the drain as well.

AC Milan moves to 4th place ahead of Fiorentina: La Viola players were obviously distraught by their elimination in the UEFA Cup, because they were defeated by relegation-strugglers Cagliari (2-1, goals from Jeda and Daniele Conti). Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu was sent off during the match.

Meanwhile, Udinese aren’t giving up hope of a place in European competitions next season, beating Empoli 1-0 thanks to a goal from Fabio Quagliarella. The Bianconeri move ahead of Samp in the standings (6th place with 57 points). The race to remain in Serie A is still very close.

Down at the bottom, Livorno are just one step away from moving down to Serie B, and this despite the recent return of their old coach Fernando Orsi. The Amaranto returned empty-handed from Bergamo, despite overcoming an early double disavantage (Cristiano Doni and Ferreira Pinto) with comeback goals by Fausto Rossini and Simone Pavan. Simone Padoin sealed the fate of the game for the Nerazzurri, seeing Atalanta victorious 3-2.

Livorno’s loss keeps them at the bottom of the standings, 5 points away from Catania who lost today against Reggina. The Calabrian team got 3 very valuable points today thanks to two goals by Nicola Amoruso, which allows them to move ahead of Catania. Catania’s goal came in the stoppage time from Jorge Andrés Martínez, but it was too little too late.

A breath of fresh air for Parma and Torino. Parma beat Genoa with a goal from Cristiano Lucarelli and Torino beat Napoli thanks to a penalty kick by Alessandro Rosina and a goal by David Di Michele, who put his team ahead despite the temporary draw by Matteo Contini. This was Gianni De Biasi’s first win after his return to Toro’s bench.

Finally, Siena‘s goal by Houssine Kharja (during the first minutes of play) put an end to Juve‘s dream of a second place in the standings, while Lazio suffered yet another defeat, this time against Palermo. Despite being ahead after Goran Pandev’s penalty kick, the Biancocelesti couldn’t stop Palermo’s comeback with 2 goals by Amauri.



Wow… we had 7 great goals last week, but this time not even enough to make a ‘Top 5′, can you believe it? Here’s our Top 3 then:

This week, the goal-of-the-week award goes to Simone Padoin. Great stuff by the Atalanta midfielder, who gave the Nerazzurri an 89th-minute 3-2 win over Livorno with a delightful chipped shot over Marco Amelia. Scroll to minute 02:10:


Results Summary


Serie A – day 36
Atalanta – Livorno 3 - 2
Cagliari – Fiorentina 2 - 1
Catania – Reggina 1 - 2
Empoli – Udinese 0 - 1
Lazio – Palermo 1 – 2
Milan – Inter 2 - 1
Parma – Genoa 1 - 0
Sampdoria – Roma 0 - 3
Siena – Juventus 1 - 0
Torino – Napoli 2 – 1