Napoli hosted Milan in the Stadio San Paolo and saw their team go two goals down in five minutes, courtesy of Alexandre Pato and Pippo Inzaghi. Napoli fought hard and in the final minute of the game they scored through Luca Cigarini. Milan were down to ten and Napoli continued to press. Then unthinkable happened, three minuets into injury time, German Denis headed home and Milan went home in disbelief.
An Amauri brace, combined with single goals from Giorgio Chiellini, Mauro Cameronesi and David Trezeguet help Juventus crush Sampdoria 5-1 in Turin. Samp, who have been seen as title contenders so far this term, have eventually been put in their place by the Old Lady. Giampaolo Pazzini pulled a goal back for the visitors but it will be a test of character to see how Sampdoria recover from this mauling.
The Stadio Friuli saw Udinese inflict another defeat on hapless Roma, with Antonio Floro Flores scoring either side of Daniele De Rossi’s goal. The game had everything – both sides were reduced to ten men and both had chances to win the game, perhaps the best falling to Mirko Vucinic, who missed from six yards out.
Adailton scored a contender for goal of the season, in the Stadio Dall’Ara for Bologna as they brushed aside Siena 2-1. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored the home side’s second before a consolation goal was headed in three minutes from time by Calaio.
Another contender for goal of the season came in Sicily, as Catania crashed to a 2-1 defeat at home against Chievo. Michele Marcolini curled in the winner for the Flying Donkeys on 70 minutes. It was a goal worthy of winning any game and especially sweet for Marcolini, who had earlier missed a penalty.
The Stadio Picchi hosted the match between Livorno and Atalanta. Livorno were gifted the three points when Andrea Consigli let a Miglionico header slip through his legs, a costly mistake that they can ill afford to make.
Parma versus Bari was a Serie B fixture last term, this year however, both are flying high in the top flight. Parma won the battle of the over achievers with two sublime finishes, the first from substitute Valeri Bojinov and the second from Alberto Paloschi, in what otherwise was a poor game.
Genoa took on Fiorentina, determined to stop the rot in their season. This was achieved with goals from Raffaele Palladino and Giandomenico Mesto, who scored either side of Fiorentina’s Marco Marchionni. Good goalkeeping kept Fiorentina at bay and saw the Viola slip to their second consecutive defeat.
Finally, to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and another goalkeeping disaster. Lazio hosted Cagliari and were resolved to put their bad run to an end. Both sides had chances but it was Alessandro Matri who found the net after Daniele Conti’s free-kick went under Nando Muslera’s legs for Matri to tap home. Lazio’s nightmare continues whilst Cagliari climb above them.
Wednesday October 28
Bologna 2-1 Siena
Catania 1-2 Chievo
Genoa 2-1 Fiorentina
Juventus 5-1 Sampdoria
Lazio 0-1 Cagliari
Livorno 1-0 Atalanta
Napoli 2-2 Milan
Parma 2-0 Bari
Udinese 2-1 Roma