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Sep 042012

Francesco Totti rolled back the years with a brilliant performance against Inter at the San Siro. The veteran Italian assisted two in Roma 3-1 win over Inter. AC Milan won away at Bologna thanks to a hat trick from new signing Giampaolo Pazzini. Juventus still unbeaten in over a year won 4-1 away at Udinese.

Saturday 1st September

There were two games on Saturday evening; the first was Torino 3-0 home win over Pescara. Goals from Alessandro Sgrigna, Matteo Brighi and Rolando Bianchi gave Torino the win. Bianchi made amends after missing a first half spot kick.

The second Saturday game was AC Milan trip to Bologna where Giampaolo Pazzini took centre stage. First the Italian won a spot kick after being brought down by Nicolo Cherubin and Il Pazzo made no mistake giving AC the lead. Bologna won a penalty just before half time when Antonio Nocerino brought down Alessandro Diamanti. Diamanti made no mistake from the spot. AC Milan won the game with two late goals from Giampaolo Pazzini and made his first start for the club a memorable one.

Sunday 2nd September

There remaining eight games were spread around the 6pm kick off and the 8.45pm due to the heat. The only 6pm kick off was Juventus trip to Udine to take on Udinese. Juventus trounced a sorry looking Udinese side that were smarting after their Champions League exit to Braga in midweek. Arturo Vidal opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Sebastian Giovinco clashed with Udinese keeper Zeljko Brkic which saw the Udinese keeper sent off. Mirko Vucinic doubled Juventus lead just before half time. Two second goals from Sebastian Giovinco further extended the lead for Juventus. Andrea Lazzari did pull one back for Udinese but it was to late for the home side.

Sampdoria unbeaten start to the season continued with a home win over Siena. Maxi Lopez scored his first goal for Sampdoria and gave them the lead. Simone Vergassola equalised after Emanuele Calaio was brought down in the penalty area and had his spot kick hit the upright. Daniele Gastaldello made up for amends for giving away the penalty and netted the winner with a powerful header.

Parma beat Chievo at home 2-0, thanks to goals from a header from Ishak Belfodil and former AS Roma right back Aleandro Rosi

Lazio made it two wins out of two over Palermo who now haven’t won a game this season. Miroslav Klose opened the scoring seven minutes before the half time whistle. Antonio Candreva doubled the lead early in the second half with a fantastic long range effort. A third was added ten minutes from time and it was Miroslav Klose second of the game.

Cagliari and Atalanta played out a 1-1 draw which included two missed penalties and Atalanta going down to ten men. Joaquin Larrivey had Cagliari first spot kick saved by Andrea Consigli. Daniele Conti had the second spot kick saved by Consigli after Victor Ibarbo was brought down. Federico Peluso was sent off for the away side. German Denis opened the scoring for the away side and then Albin Ekdal bundled home the equaliser for Cagliari.

Napoli made it two wins from two with a home win over Fiorentina. Played on a quagmire of a pitch, Napoli took the lead thanks to a Marek Hamsik looping header; Blerim Dzemaili doubled Napoli lead with a low drive from outside of the area. Stevan Jovetic pulled one back for the Viola but it was too late.

There was five goal thriller between Catania and Genoa, the home side coming out on top 3-2, Juracj Kucka gave Genoa the lead in the first half. Catania then hit back with two Gonzalo Bergessio goals. Bosko Jankovic levelled for Genoa with a brilliant long range effort. Free kick specialist Francesco Lodi won it for Catania with a brilliant free kick.

The main attraction in Milan where Inter took on AS Roma at the San Siro, Roma took the lead early in the first half when man of the match Francesco Totti crossed in for Alessandro Florenzi un marked to head home on his debut. Inter levelled on half time when Antonio Cassano turned Nicolas Burdisso and with a deflected effort looped over Maarten Stekelenburg. Two second half goals for Roma won it thanks to Pablo Osvaldo scooped lob finish and the third was added by Brazilian Marquinho. Pablo Osvaldo was then sent off for the away side after picking up two yellow cards.


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