Lazio 1 – Juventus 1 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) Alex Manninger had a ‘mare for Lazio’s opener as Cristian Ledesma’s free-kick made him look silly as it looped over his head after the former Arsenal keeper rushed out from goal. Olaf Mellberg pulled Juve level with a powerful header from a corner.
All the goals from Sunday afternoon’s action in Serie A can be seen here.
Atalanta 3 – Inter Milan 1 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) Inter’s form had been wavering of late, but no-one could have expected Atalanta to tear Mourinho’s side apart the way they did in the first half. Sergio Floccari gave the hosts the lead, before captain Cristiano Doni saw his free-kick deflect into the net. And Doni then struck his second of the half to leave the league leaders 3-down at the break. (First half goals here.) Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury time goal did little to improve Inter’s day.
Torino 0 – Roma 1 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) This game looked destined for a draw until Julio Baptista continued his incredible recent form with a stunning winner at the death, chesting down a cross in the box before hitting a scissor-kick into the far corner.
Cagliari 2 – Udinese 0 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) Daniele Conti gave Cagliari the lead over Udinese inside four minutes when his shot took a couple of deflection before ending up in the net. Davide Biondini doubled the lead with a volley after he was left unmarked arriving late into the box.
Chievo 2 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) Michele Marcolini gave Chievo the halftime lead over Napoli after scoring from the spot. The Flying Donkeys were pegged back in the second half when Ezequiel Lavezzi found the bottom corner. But the hosts were not to be denied, and a second spot-kick from Michele Marcolini gave Chievo the points.
Lecce 0 – Genoa 2 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) Bosko Jankovic found the net for the second week running with a superb flick from a right wing cross to give Genoa the lead at Lecce. Giuseppe Sculli scored a second in injury time to seal the win.
Sampdoria 0 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, January 18, 2009) Palermo stole the lead on the stroke of halftime when Marco Bresciano scored a back post header. And the Australian made it three goals in two games, Bresciano completing his brace in the second half.