Ancona 1-2 Ascoli: No positive spin can describe this match other than to say that it was a farce. 7 yellow cards and 5 red cards the evidence of a game that got out of control. Mirko Antenucci had put the away side in front when he rounded the keeper, then, 4 red cards later and in the final minute Filippo Cristante headed in an equaliser. There was still time left for a last gasp winner from Luigi Giorgi and of course a final red card.
Cittadella 2-0 Triestina: A crashing drive from the edge of the box from Tommaso Bellazzini finished off a fine move to give the home side the lead. They doubled their advantage when Leonardo Pettinari powered into the box only to have his first shot blocked by keeper Alex Calderoni, he was on hand however, to drill the rebound into the roof of the net meaning promotion is still in sight.
Empoli 4-0 Padova: Citadin Eder added to the four goals he scored last week by notching another two in Empoli’s crushing victory against Padova. Eder tapped home the first from two yards before tapping in another from the same distance. Andrea Soncin saw his penalty saved for the away side before the game saw three red cards two for Padova one for Empoli. Empoli had a penalty of their own converted by Claudio Coralli before Gianluca Musacci smashed home from twenty yards to complete the scoring.
Frosinone 0-1 Vicenza: The away fans had to wait until the 77th minute before Alessandro Sgrigna side-stepped then curled a right footed effort passed Pierluigi Frattali for the only goal of the game. It was a shame for Frattali who had kept well earlier in the game but one goal was enough for Vicenza.
Lecce 2-2 Brescia: First versus third through up a superb clash in which after eight minutes Lecce looked to be home and dry. Guido Marilungo headed in after two minutes before Daniele Corvia drilled home from a sloppy clearance. Brescia fought back with Riccardo Taddei scoring a superb volley and then moments before half time Davide Possanzini unleashed a twenty yard thunderbolt that threatened to break the Lecce goal, a superb come back was complete.
Mantova 1-0 Gallipoli: Two teams languishing at the foot of the table tussled with each other in an attempt to survive. The only goal of the game came from Alessandro Pellicori when he beat all comers in thought and deed to head in the winner from a corner.
Modena 1-1 Albinoleffe: Ruben Garlini gave the away side the lead just before the half hour mark beating the keeper to the ball and heading home from a corner. The equaliser from Salvatore Bruno came from a wonderful chest trap and half volley on the hour. On 73 minutes Alex Pinardi had a chance to win the game from the spot but his penalty was dragged wide of the right post.
Piacenza 1-3 Sassuolo: Daniele Martinetti gave the away side the lead when he headed home from close range. The home side equalised with a header of their own Edgar Cani connecting with the corner. Sassuolo were soon back in front when Riccardo Zampagna tapped in Daniele Martinetti’s cross-come-shot. The third in the final minute saw Emiliano Salvetti find an empty net.
Reggina 1-0 Crotone: A good home win for Reggina sees them edging further away from the drop. Franco Brienza scored the only goal of the game in a match that ended up seeing Crotone reduced to ten men after Federico Viviani was sent off with three minutes left.
Salernitana 3-4 Grosseto: Salernitana are all but down yet still fighting. Two goals down to a Thomas Pichlmann header and fearsome drive by Leandro Vitiello, the home team pulled one back through Federico Dionisi’s tap in . This drove them forward and a brace from Francesco Caputo the first a low drive from 18 yards, the second a header in from a mere yard out saw them go 3-2 up. Grosseto had not finished by any means and Leandro Vitiello volleyed in his second. Thomas Pichlmann then tapped in his second which turned out to be the winning goal.
Torino 1-1 Cesena: This top of the table clash saw Torino take the lead through a header from Angelo Ogbonna just after the break. Sloppy defending saw Cesena get back into the game as Luca Ceccarelli was left unmarked at the back post to tap home the equaliser. A blow for Torino who are left four points off the top three.
Ancona 1-2 Ascoli
Cittadella 2-0 Triestina
Empoli 4-0 Padova
Frosinone 0-1 Vicenza
Lecce 2-2 Brescia
Mantova 1-0 Gallipoli
Modena 1-1 Albinoleffe
Piacenza 1-3 Sassuolo (Mon 19th)
Reggina 1-0 Crotone (Mon 19th)
Salernitana 3-4 Grosseto
Torino 1-1 Cesena