Serie B action round-up – Week 7

Only one place to start this week’s round-up and that is at the Stadio Matusa, where Frosinone entertained Torino. It was a pulsating game that was a great advertisement for the second tier of Italian football. Torino led twice through Julio León and the league’s top marksman Rolando Bianchi, who also missed a second half penalty, but the hosts replied with strikes from Gennaro Troianiello and Salvatore Aurelio. This was a result which left Francesco Moriero’s men top of the pile.

There was more drama at the Carlo Castellani as Empoli left it late to overcome plucky Cittadella. The visitors struck first through Antimo Iunco but this was quickly cancelled out by Brazilian hit-man Citadin Éder. Davis Curiale put Claudio Foscarini’s side back in front but three minutes later Nicolo Cherubin put through his own net to send the sides in level at the break. After the restart Éder struck again but Cittadella would not lie down as Iunco got his second of the contest. In injury time at the end of the game, Francesco Mariani grabbed a dramatic winner to keep the Tuscans in touch with the leaders. Lecce also left it late at the Via Del Mare against Mantova. A Gaetano Caridi penalty put the visitors in front, but second half goals from on loan Sampdoria striker Guido Marilungo and Daniele Corvia ensured Coach Luigi De Canio could enjoy his birthday celebrations.


It is the end of the road for Albinoleffe Coach Armando Madonna as his side failed to overcome Crotone in Bergamo. The ever reliant Marco Cellini gave the hosts the lead but a second half equaliser from Crotone’s Denilson Gabionetta sealed the tactician’s fate. The experienced Emiliano Mondonico takes over.

Padova and Gallipoli played out a dull goalless draw at the Stadio Euganeo, whilst Vicenza and Triestina also drew a blank. New Salernitana Coach Marco Cari also saw his team draw 0-0 against Ascoli, whilst Brescia came unstuck in Grosseto. The hosts went in front on 13 minutes thanks to a penalty from Austrian striker Thomas Pichlmann, and then doubled their advantage 20 minutes from time through Thomas Job. The Rondinelle grabbed a consolation through Libor Kozak. Sassuolo and Cesena fought out a 1-1 draw at the Alberto Braglia. The Neroverdi went in front through former Cesena favourite Emiliano Salvetti, but an equaliser from the evergreen Cristian Bucchi ensured the points were shared.

Monday evening’s early game saw Ancona host Modena. Salvatore Mastronunzio put the home side ahead on 34 minutes and then converted a second half penalty to seal all three points for the Dorici. The concluding fixture of Week 7 saw Walter Novellino’s Reggina entertain Piacenza. Late first half goals from Reggina’s Daniele Cacia and Piacenza’s Pietro Zammuto sent the sides into the break on level terms. 19 minutes into the second half, the home side regained the lead through Biagio Pagano and they held on to ease the pressure on their under fire coach.


Serie B results – Week 7

Saturday September 26, 2009

Albinoleffe 1-1 Crotone

Empoli 4-3 Cittadella

Frosinone 2-2 Torino

Grosseto 2-1 Brescia

Lecce 2-1 Mantova

Padova 0-0 Gallipoli

PSalernitana 0-0 Ascoli

Sassuolo 1-1 Cesena

Vicenza 0-0 Triestina

Monday September 28, 2009

Ancona 2-0 Modena

Reggina 2-1 Piacenza

Serie B action round-up


Week 1 – August 21-24, 2009


Week 2 – August 29-31, 2009


Week 3 – September 6, 2009


Week 4 – September 14, 2009


Week 5 – September 19, 2009


Week 7 – September 26/28, 2009

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