Week five kicked off on Friday evening with an early top of the table clash as Brescia visited Ascoli. The hero of the night was the Bianconeri’s Miko Antenucci who netted twice in the opening 14 minutes to give the hosts three valuable points.
Second up on Friday was Torino’s visit to crisis club Salernitana. The gulf in class showed all evening as the Granata cruised to a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Aimo Diana, Davide Di Michele and Rolando Bianchi. It was a result that left the Southerners still pointless, and signalled the end for Coach Fabio Brini.
Another eagerly awaited week five fixture saw Empoli host unbeaten Frosinone and it was the home side that raced into an early lead thanks to a Francesco Marianini strike after eight minutes. The points were secured just 11 minutes later when Claudio Coralli netted to put Salvatore Campilongo’s side within three points of top spot.
Empoli v Frosinone
Cesena are the division’s in form side at the moment, and week five saw them destroy Triestina 4-1 at the Dino Manuzzi. Goals from Davide Sinigaglia, Giuseppe De Feudis, Raymundo Do Prado and Ezequiel Schelotto fired Pierpaolo Bisoli’s men into third place, although the visitors did get a consolation goal through Emiliano Testini.
Lecce failed to find the target for the second consecutive week as they were held to a goalless draw at the Via Del Mare by Crotone.
Giuseppe Giannini’s Gallipoli let a two goal lead slip away at Vicenza. The Serie B new boys got themselves in the driving street thanks to goals from Christian Sosa and Francesco Di Gennaro, but late strikes from Gabriele Paonessa and Davide Brivio saw the points shared.
Walter Novellino is coming under increasing pressure at Reggina as his side produced another below par performance at the Oreste Granillo against Cittadella. Daniele Capelli gave the hosts the lead on 18 minutes, but Emanuele Pesoli levelled mid way through the second half to leave the Amaranto tifosi frustrated yet again.
Albinoleffe are still searching for their first win of the campaign after Saturday’s 0-1 reverse at the Atleti Azzurri against Piacenza. A Francesco Ruopolo own goal gave the visitors all three points.
Grosseto chalked up their first three points of the season with an impressive 3-1 home win over Modena. Two goals from Marco Turati and another from Mauricio Pinilla put the hosts into an unassailable lead with the visitors getting a consolation seven minutes from time thanks to a penalty from Carlo Luisi.
Sassuolo and Mantova shared the points at the Alberto Braglia, the Neroverde took the lead on the half hour through Daniele Martinetti but this was cancelled out 17 minutes from time as Maurizio Nassi got his third goal of the season.
Padova are finding their feet in the second tier of Italian football and Saturday saw them run out 2-1 winners at home to Ancona. Andrea Soncin put them ahead after eight minutes but this was cancelled out on 20 minutes as Roberto Colacone netted for the visitors. Just five minutes later, Carlo Sabatini’s side secured all three points as Antonio Di Nardo got his second of the season.
Cesena v Triestina
Serie B results – Week 5
Friday September 18, 2009
Ascoli 2-0 Brescia
Salernitana 0-3 Torino
Saturday September 19, 2009
Albinoleffe 0-1 Piacenza
Cesena 4-1 Triestina
Empoli 2-0 Frosinone
Grosseto 3-1 Modena
Lecce 0-0 Crotone
Padova 2-1 Ancona
Reggina 1-1 Cittadella
Sassuolo 1-1 Mantova
Vicenza 2-2 Gallipoli
Re-scheduled Week 3 results
Tuesday September 15, 2009
Padova 0-0 Piacenza
Reggina 0-2 Vicenza
Sassuolo 2-1 Triestina