Both Juventus and Bologna pulled off brilliant comebacks over the weekend away from home at Genoa and Roma. Bologna won 3-2 at Roma thanks to Alberto Gilardino, while the Juventus victory at Genoa was inspired by Mirko Vucinic. AC Milan were beaten at home once again at home to Atalanta. Lazio made it three out of three with a very impressive away at Chievo.
Saturday 15th September
The international break was over and it was the return of Calcio. There were two games on Saturday the first was Palermo home game against Cagliari. Palermo took the lead just before half time from Uruguayan international Egidio Arevalo Rios angle drive. Marco Sau equalised for Cagliari two minutes from time when he headed home the rebound.
The second Saturday game was AC Milan home game against Atalanta. It was the away side who got the victory as AC Milan went down to a second straight home defeat. The goal came just after the hour mark and it was Luca Cigarini with the goal.
Sunday 16th September
The lunch time game was Chievo vs. Lazio and Lazio made it three wins out of three thanks to a inspired performance from the Prophet Hernanes. Hernanes got the first goal with a lovely step over, drop of the shoulder and a curled effort in off the upright. Miroslav Klose got the second when he tapped home the rebound after a Hernanes effort was saved. Then Hernanes added a third and it was a splendid solo goal as the Brazilian ran down the left and kept running and hit an angle drive into the back of the net. Chievo picked up a consolation from the penalty spot when Sergio Pellissier sent Federico Marchetti the wrong way.
Udinese threw away a two goal lead at Siena and had to share the spoils. Udinese raced into a two goal lead after five minutes thanks to goals from Dusan Basta (Golazo) a diving header from Antonio Di Natale. Siena hit back with two goals in quick succession. The First was a header from Emanuele Calaio then a penalty from Ze Eduardo, after he was brought down by Domizzi. Udinese had to play the most of the second half with ten men when Andrea Lazzari was sent off.
Vincenzo Montella came back to haunt his old side as Fiorentina beat Catania in Florence. Goals came in each half for Fiorentina from Stevan Jovetic and the returning Luca Toni.
Sampdoria picked up yet another win this season winning a five goal thriller at Pescara. Sampdoria went into a two goal lead thanks to goals from Maxi Lopez and Marcelo Estigarribia. Mervan Celik pulled one back for Pescara. Then Maxi Lopez added his second with a low angled drive. Gianluca Caprari added a second for Pescara but it was too late.
Juventus had a scare in Genoa but a brilliant comeback ensured an unbeaten start to the season. Ciro Immobile gave Genoa the lead against his parent club with a low drive. Emanuele Giaccherini equalised for Juventus on the hour. Mirko Vucinic added a second from the penalty spot. Seven minutes from time the comeback was complete as Vucinic crossed in for Kwadwo Asamoah to bundle home.
Roma lost out in a thriller at the Olimpico at home to Bologna. Roma came out of the traps and scored twice in the first fifteen minutes thanks to Alessandro Fiorenzi and Erik Lamela. Then with fifteen minutes remaining Roma melted as Bologna hit back with three goals. Alberto Gilardino headed one back then a minute later Alessandro Diamanti angled drive made it 2-2. Then in stoppage time a mix up between Maarten Stekelenburg and Nicolas Burdisso left Alberto Gilardino to tap home into an empty net.
Napoli was in brilliant form against Parma. Goran Pandev was brought down by Antonio Mirante and Edinson Cavani made no mistake from the penalty spot. Marek Hamsik then squared to Goran Pandev to make it 2-0. Marco Parolo pulled one back for Parma with a looping header. Home town boy Lorenzo Insigne made it 3-1 with a tidy finish.
Inter Milan travelled to Turin in the Sunday night game to take on Torino. Inter didn’t disappoint with a 2-0 away win. They had to battle but got through it. Goals in each half from Diego Milito and from substitute Antonio Cassano killed the game off.