Muntari hands Inter deserved win over Juve; Fiorentina beat Udinese

Inter Milan 1 – Juventus 0 (Serie A, November 22, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) It was a difficult start for Juve losing Tiago after just two minutes, while Inter were struggling to really test Manninger at the other end, Zlatan firing an easy shot for the keeper to save. Sulley Muntari saw his back post header saved by Manninger and Ibrahimovic dragged his one-on-one shot wide of the post as Inter began to turn the screw. After the break it was the same story, Zlatan again missing the target when clean through. But Inter’s dominance eventually paid dividends in the 72nd minute, Sulley Muntari tucking the ball home at the far post. Del Piero came close with a header in the final stages.

Fiorentina 4 – Udinese 2 (Serie A, November 22, 2008) Udinese moved ahead courtesy of a fine striker’s goal from Antonio Floro Flores who collected the ball on the edge of the box, spun and struck a beauty past Frey. After the break the Viola drew level as Adrian Mutu cheekily chipped in a penalty after Gillardino was brought down in the box, and it wasn’t long before the turnaround was completed when Riccardo Montolivo put the hosts up 2-1 with his first goal of the season. Montolivo was quick in chalking up his second, cleaning up a poor clearance with a left foot strike. A minute later it was four when Gilardino got on the scoresheet, but in a frantic ending Comotto saw red with Di Natale converting the resulting spot-kick.

Rimini 1 – Bari 1 (Serie B, November 22, 2008)

Brescia 2 – Vicenza 1 (Serie B, November 22, 2008) Volta had given the visitors the advantage, but nine minutes later Caracciolo set up Zambrella’s equaliser. Possanzini came off the bench to net the decisive goal, pouncing on Volta’s comical howler.

Ancona 2 – Mantova 1 (Serie B, November 22, 2008) Costacurta suffered his first defeat on the Mantova bench despute having led through Rincon’s deflected effort. A goal from Siqueira and a Nassi screamer turned it around for Ancona.

Treviso 2 – Empoli 0 (Serie B, November 22, 2008)

Parma 0 – Livorno 0 (Serie B, November 22, 2008)

Albinoleffe 1 – Salernitana 0 (Serie B, November 22, 2008)

Grosseto 1 – Triestina 0 (Serie B, November 22, 2008)