Italian Football League Weekend In Review

On Saturday, defending champions defeated Atalanta 2-1 with goals from their reserve strikers David Suazo and Julio Cruz. Atalanta replied with a stunning shot by Sergio Floccari, who hit a right foot volley from about 20 yards out that beat Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar all ends up.

Earlier in the day, title rivals Roma had defeated a spirited Genoa side in Genoa by a last-minute header from Christian Panucci.

It was a good week for the veteran Roma defender as it was his late header that put paid to Scotland at Hampden Park and sent Italy to Euro 2008. On Sunday AC Milan struggled to overcome a very spirited Cagliari side by coming from behind to win 2-1 with an Andrea Pirlo special free kick that Cagliari goalkeeper should have done better with.

Milan went behind within minutes of the start of the game and they laboured throughout as Kaka their main playmaker seemed to be suffering the effects of having travelled to and fro within Italy and Brazil and playing 2 world cup qualifiers for his country.

The rest of the team seemed to be feeling their age as Cafu(37), Nesta(32), Maldini(39) and Serginho(36) cannot be expected to play too many games of high intensity. It was great to see ufabet ทางเข้าบอลสเต็ป Ronaldo make his first appearance of the season and he looked slimmer than he normally does.

Fiorentina wasted the chance to keep up with the title race by drawing 0-0 at lowly Reggina in a very dull game.

The only noteworthy thing to report was that Fiorentina manager; Cesare Prandelli had to return back home from the airport to be with his sick wife, who sadly died this morning.

Our thoughts are with Cesar Prandelli and his family in this difficult period.

Empoli and Torino played out a 0-0 draw as well.

Lazio, playing for the first time since that death of 1 of their fans, Gabriele Sandri was shot to death by a stray bullet from a policeman; defeated Parma 1-0 with a late goal from Fabio Firmani. The fans showed their dissatisfaction of what they deemed to be the government and Italian FA showing preference by not postponing matches like they did when a policeman was accidentally killed last year at Catania, by attending the match 20 minutes after it had started.