Inter Milan 2 – AC Milan 1 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) AC Milan made all the early running at the San Siro, but it was Inter who struck first when Adriano handballed Maicon’s delicious cross into the net. There was no doubt about Inter’s second which arrived minutes before the break, a ball into the box was cushioned down by Zlatan and Dejan Stankovic burst on the scene to smash home a beauty. Despite having played poorly in the second half Milan got a lifeline with 20 minutes remaining, Jankulovski was released down the left and his cross was converted by Alexandre Pato. The Rossoneri piled on the pressure late on, Inzaghi having a hatful of chances, but they could not find the crucial equaliser.
All the goals from Sunday’s action in Serie A can be seen here.
Juventus 1 – Sampdoria 1 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) Juve fell behind at home to Sampdoria after 10 minutes, Giampaolo Pazzini collected Cassano’s perfect pass to stroke the ball past Buffon. On the hour mark Ranieri’s men equalised thanks to a brave diving header from Amauri. Will this be the result that ended the Old Lady’s title dreams?
Genoa 3 – Fiorentina 3 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) Genoa broke the deadlockÂ against Fiorentina with a superb team goal created by a series of one-touches passes that Thiago Motta eventually turned home. Two quick yellow cards for Biava saw the hosts reduced to 10 men, but they still managed to extend their lead after Raffaele Palladino benefitted from great work down the right from Mesto. Diego Milito added a third from the spot after the break while Adrian Mutu replied with a penalty for the Viola. Mutu set up a nervous ending when he scored an 80th minute free-kick. And in the 93rd minute Mutu completed his hat-trick and a remarkable comeback with a lovely curler into the far corner.
Atalanta 3 – Roma 0 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) After a goalless first half, Atalanta blitzed Roma at the start of the second half. Daniele Capelli fired the hosts into a 52nd minute lead, which Cristiano Doni doubled four minutes later. Cristiano Doni completed a devastating seven minute spell with a solo third.
Chievo 1 – Catania 1 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) The Flying Donkeys suffered an early setback conceding an 11th minute penalty scored by Ledesma. But in injury time Giuseppe Colucci found an equaliser with a last-gasp header.
Cagliari 2 – Lecce 0 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) Cagliari were too strong at home to Lecce as second half strikes from Michele Fini and substitute Alessandro Matri, in the final minute, secured a comfortable 2-nil win.
Siena 1 – Udinese 1 (Serie A, February 15, 2009) Massimo Maccarone’s second goal in as many games gave Siena a 50th minute lead against Udinese, but it was not enough for a maximum haul as Antonio Di Natale conjured a 72nd minute leveller.
Reggina 0 – Palermo 0 (Serie A, February 15, 2009)