Roma 0 – Inter Milan 4 (Serie A, October 19, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Zlatan Ibrahimovic got Inter off to the perfect start at Roma, racing clear after five minute and lobbing the advancing Doni, although the Swede did look offside when put through. It was deju vu at the start of the second half, Ibrahimovic scoring within two minutes of the restart to double Inter’s advantage after being teed up by Muntari. Cicinho should have scored 60 seconds after, but Cesar made a great save to keep hold of his clean sheet. Inter were quick to punish Roma for their miss, Dejan Stankovic cracking in a beauty after a corner was only partially cleared. And three was four two minutes later, Victor Obinna crashing home a super solo goal to embarrass Roma in front of their own fans. Roma were saved from a fifth after Micon slammed a header against the post.
AC Milan 3 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, October 19, 2008) After a goalless opening 45 at the San Siro (first half highlights here), Kaka came close to breaking the deadlock with Sampdoria but his header when narrowly wide. In the 56th minute Milan did move ahead, but only controversially. Jankulovski’s shot was unintentionally handled by Lucchini and, after Lucchini was sent off for a second yellow, Ronaldinho made no mistake from the spot. The second goal was quick in coming, a lovely move between Kaka and Ronaldinho ended with the number 80 bagging his second of the game. At the death Pipo Inzaghi scored a trademark boarder-line offside goal for the third.
Bologna 3 – Lazio 1 (Serie A, October 19, 2008) Bologna, which had lost five straight games, stunned leaders Lazio with two goals from Marco Di Vaio.
Chievo 1 – Atalanta 1 (Serie A, October 19, 2008)
Lecce 2 – Udinese 2 (Serie A, October 19, 2008) Lecce’s Tiribocchi opened the score in the 32nd minute after Udinese’s Coda lost the ball on the edge of the box. The home side doubled the lead at the start of the second half with a Domizzi own goal. Udinese came back with an effort from Sanchez, only to level and go top of Serie A as D’Agostino’s free-kick was allowed to drift into the net.
Catania 2 – Palermo 0 (Serie A, October 19, 2008) A Jorge Martinez header and Giuseppe Mascara’s late penalty gave the home side victory after Palermo had defender Moris Carrozzieri sent off for a second yellow card just before the break.
Genoa 1 – Siena 0 (Serie A, October 19, 2008) Giuseppe Biava headed in a corner to give the home side the points after 20 minutes.