Roma 2 – AC Milan 2 (Serie A, January 11, 2008) David Beckham made his debut in the starting line-up for AC Milan, but it was Roma who scored first as Riise crossed into Mirko Vucinic who controlled, turned Jankulovski and fired home. The Rossoneri turned the match on its head at the start of the second half, Kaka set up Alexandre Pato for the leveller before Pato skinned Mexes and lifted the ball over Doni to score twice in seven minutes. But Roma kept battling and they levelled when Vucinic bagged his second with a gentle diving header that Abbiati was helpless to stop.
All the goals from Sunday afternoon’s action in Serie A can be seen here.
Fiorentina 1 – Lecce 2 (Serie A, January 11, 2008) Lecce took a surprise early lead at Fiorentina when Guillermo Giacomazzi broke the offside trap to score the opener. Felipe Melo drew the Viola level with a fine header, but Lecce regain control of the match four minutes later when Jose Castillo rounded the keeper to score.
Reggina 2 – Lazio 3 (Serie A, January 11, 2008) Bernardo Corradi gave Reggina the lead from the spot but Pandev equalised for Lazio ten minutes later. Pandev then put the visitors ahead after superb work from Zarate down the left hand side. (First half goals here.) Cozza equalised for the hosts after the break but Pandev had the final say bagging his hat-trick goal to win the game.
Palermo 3 – Atalanta 2 (Serie A, January 11, 2008) Miccoli and Bresciano gave Palermo a 2-nil lead at the break (first half goals here) only for Floccari and Ferreira Pinto to equalise in the second half. But the men in pink weren’t to be denied and Cavani bagged the winner in the final ten minutes.
Avellino 4 – Modena 3 (Serie B, January 10, 2008) Having been docked four points last week for financial irregularities, Avellino went on to win a thriller. Koman scored within six minutes of his debut, then De Zerbi doubled the advantage. Catellani pounced on a defensive error to get Modena back into it, but De Zerbi struck again for the hosts with a stunning free-kick from 35-yards. Biabiany’s volley and a Longo tap-in made it 3-3, but Sforzini restored Avellino’s lead three minutes later.