Roma continue to rise up the Serie A table; Juventus dispatch Catania in the Coppa Italia

Roma 2 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, January 14, 2009) Roma’s Julio Baptista struck first in their Serie A match with Sampdoria, scoring with a fine free-kick. And Baptista added a wonderful second after the before, picking up the ball on the left hand side, beating two players into the box and firing low into the far corner.


Juventus 3 – Catania 0 (Coppa Italia, January 14, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Catania had themselves to blame for falling behind to Juventus in the Coppa Italia as poor handling from Albano Bizarri allowed Marco Marchionni the opportunity to tuck in the opener. Sebastian Giovinco bagged the Juve’s second after a sublime one-two with Amauri, and Alex del Piero scored a lovely third, spinning in the box and smashing the ball past the keeper.