Serie B action round-up – Week 3

Week 3 of the championship saw a reduced fixture list due to international commitments. Frosinone remain the only team in the second tier of Italian football with a 100% record after a breathtaking 3-1 victory in Lecce. In a first half goal frenzy, the hosts took an early lead through French marksman Alain Baclet, who scored his third goal of the season, but Francesco Moriero’s men hit back with two strikes from Brazilian Caetano and one from Gennaro Troianiello to leave the Canarini top of the pile. Torino suffered their first reverse of the campaign in Brescia as former Sampdoria hitman Francesco Flachi, netted a 26-minute winner to put his side into third place in the table. Ascoli also remain unbeaten after three rounds of games, their lunchtime kick-off with Mantova at the Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca saw them run out 2-1 winners thanks to two very late goals from Cristian Amoroso and Arturo Lupoli – the winner coming five minutes into injury time, after the away side had opened the scoring on 64 minutes with a penalty from Gaetano Caridi. Empoli bounced straight back from their week two defeat in Turin with an impressive 3-1 home win against new boys Crotone. Luca Saudati put the hosts in front on 28 minutes, only to see their lead cancelled out on 62 minutes by Aniello Cutolo. With time running out, the Azzurri regained the lead on 79 minutes when defender Angelo Antonazzo netted and then secured all three points with an injury-time goal from Claudio Coralli to leave Crotone searching for their first win of the season.


Cesena are quickly finding their feet after an opening day defeat with a second consecutive win, this time at home to Cittadella, a 41st-minute strike from the Bosnian Milan Duric enough to take all three points. There was more late drama in Salerno where Salernitana entertained Modena with both teams looking for their first points of the season. The hosts looked to have sealed the points with a Francesco Cozza penalty on 49 minutes, but seven minutes from time, Modena hot shot Salvatore Bruno got his first goal of the campaign to bring the scores level and then incredibly, four minutes into injury time, he doubled his tally for the season to break the Southerners hearts and leave them propping up the table. Gallipoli got their second point of the new campaign, with another battling away performance at Grosseto. On 20 minutes, the home side went in front with a penalty from Brazilian Joelson, but this was cancelled out by another penalty, converted by Ciro Ginestra. Six minutes later, Giuseppe Giannini’s side took the lead with a goal from Manuel Mancini but the points were shared with a Kewullay Conteh strike nine minutes from time. In Bergamo, Albinoleffe hosted Ancona where a quickfire double from Salvatore Mastronunzio, the first from the penalty spot, put the visitors two up inside the first 28 minutes. Marco Cellini pulled one back for the hosts six minutes from the break but just a minute later, the Dorici got a third through Roberto Colacone to leave Armando Madonna’s men with just one point from their opening three games.


Serie B results – Week 3

Sunday September 6, 2009

Albinoleffe 1-3 Ancona

Ascoli 2-1 Mantova

Brescia 1-0 Torino

Cesena 1-0 Cittadella

Empoli 3-1 Crotone

Grosseto 2-2 Gallipoli

Lecce 1-3 Frosinone

Salernitana 1-2 Modena

Playing Tuesday September 15, 2009

Padova vs. Piacenza

Reggina vs. Vicenza

Sassuolo vs. Triestina

Serie B action round-up


Week 1 – August 21-24, 2009


Week 2 – August 29-31, 2009


Week 3 – September 6, 2009

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