Big excitement this week-end, especially if you are an Inter fan. Ibrahimovic scored what can safely be tagged as the goal of the year so far, while there were some big surprises in the losses of Roma and Juventus. AC Milan and Lazio didn’t do so good either.
Full Video Highlights here.
Nine-man AS Roma suffered their third defeat of the still-young Serie A season on Sunday when they went down 1-0 at Siena, while Juventus also remain off the pace following a 2-1 home defeat by Palermo. Roma, runners-up last season, went behind to Mario Frick’s goal in first-half stoppage time and lost defenders Philippe Mexès and Christian Panucci to red cards in the second period. Meanwhile, Levan Mchedlidze grabbed the 81st minute winner for Palermo in Turin, with the Bianconeri having Mohamed Sissoko dismissed in the first half and remaining winless in four games.
Juventus 1-2 Palermo Match Report (mCalcio)
Udinese are joint leaders with 13 points from six games after Fabio Quagliarella scored twice in a 2-0 win over Torino. Champions Inter Milan won 2-1 at home to Bologna on Saturday (courtesy of Adriano and a wonder-goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic) to move level at the top with Lazio, who drew 1-1 against Lecce (goals by Tiribocchi and S.Inzaghi).
Lazio 1-1 Lecce Match Report (mCalcio)
Inter 2-1 Bologna Match Report (mCalcio)
Finally, in the late Sunday match AC Milan could not do better than a 0-0 draw at Cagliari, in what was perhaps one of the worst Rossoneri displays of the current season.
Cagliari 0-0 AC Milan Match Report (mCalcio)
In other matches, the most entertaining shows of the week-end came from the field of Bergamo and Genoa.
With Atalanta hosting Sampdoria at Stadio Atleti Azzurri, the home team proceeded to overcome an initial 0-1 deficit (great goal by Antonio Cassano) to go and win the game 4-2, courtesy of goals by Floccari (double), Garics, and Doni. Cassano had the momentary 2-2 equalizer for the Blucerchiati.
Meanwhile in Genoa, things had started pretty well for Napoli, who had taken the lead just 25 seconds after kick-off through Ezequiel Lavezzi! However, the Grifoni fought back, scoring through Papastathopoulos, Palladino, and Diego Milito. German Denis’s late goal for Napoli was not sufficient for the Azzurri to tie the game.
Finally, Reggina was held up by Catania on a 1-1 draw (goals by Paolucci and Costa), while Fiorentina travelled to Verona and beat Chievo 2-0, thanks to tallies by Kuzmanovic and Gilardino.
GOALS of the WEEK
I’m not even going to draw a Top 10, Top 5, or Top 3 list this time. There is just ONE goal that deserves full attention this week, and I defy anyone to tell me it’s not a goal-of-the-year candidate.
Mr. Ibrahimovic, if you would please….
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