Inter Milan 2 – Fiorentina 0 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired Inter ahead with a fortuitous header from a free-kick. Zlatan sowed up the points with an wonderful 95th minute free-kick that rocketed into the net off the underside of the bar from 32-yards. Why is it that the Swede just can’t pull it off in a big game?
Siena 1 – AC Milan 5 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) After just three minutes at Siena, AC Milan were ahead thanks to Andrea Pirlo’s penalty. In injury time at the end of the half the Rossoneri bagged a killer second, Super Pippo once again getting amongst the goals for Milan. After the break Alexandre Pato claimed the third with an incredible strike from 25-yards out, Massimo Maccarone pulled a goal back for Siena, before Pippo Inzaghi claimed his 300th goal in Serie A to send Milan 4-1 up. A fabulous result for Milan was sealed through Pato’s second.
Lazio 0 – Chievo 3 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Relegation threatened Chievo belied their lowly position with a superb first half at Lazio, Erjon Bogdani’s well directed header gave the Flying Donkeys the lead which they increased thanks to Sergio Pellisier excellent solo second. Sergio Pellisier added a third for Chievo after the break as the side from Verona recorded their result of the season.
Palermo 5 – Lecce 2 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Edison Cavani’s penalty gave Palermo an 11th minute lead but a Simone Tiribocchi brace either side of Fabio Simplicio’s strike saw the Serie A strugglers hold their own. Fabrizio Miccoli put the hosts in front for the third time four minutes from half-time before Simon Kjaer and Cavani clinched the result after the break.
Sampdoria 2 – Roma 2 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Julio Baptista put Roma in front in the seventh minute, but Giampaolo Pazzini continued his excellent recent form to turn the game around with goals in the 25th and 43rd minutes. Roma lost Marco Motta to a second yellow card after 62 minutes, but levelled with a penalty from Baptista in the 70th minute to take a point back to the capital with them.
Reggina 1 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Bernardo Corradi opened the scoring in the 26th minute but Reggina were denied the three points when Ezequiel Lavezzi found a leveller in the second half.
Atalanta 2 – Torino 0 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Sergio Floccari was Atalanta’s hero with a second half brace.
Udinese 1 – Catania 1 (Serie A, March 15, 2009) Fabio Quagliarella scored just four minutes after coming off the bench midway through the second half to cancel out Giuseppe Mascara’s long-range stunner which opened the scoring.
All the goals from the first halves in Serie A can be seen here.