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The Old Lady (Juventus) did the number on AC Milan winning 3 – 2 and Del Piero as the most in form player in Serie A does seem to be the man of the moment indeed. More…
The following is a game review from a fellow blogger, Mehdi at soccer-europe.com, who I regularly discuss Serie A news with on the World Soccer Daily chatboard.
Juve took the lead with a wonderfully worked move. Salihamidzic hit a pass into Trezeguet and the Frenchman flicked the ball out wide to Camoranesi, he vaulted over Favalli’s sliding tackle and angled a pass to Del Piero who ran between Maldini and Simic and from a poor angle slotted into the bottom left corner. Pirlo sent Kaka’ clear down Juve’s right flank, he ran into the box, teased Chiellini before accelerating away and centred for Inzaghi to tap-in. Juve blew two chances to clear a corner, Bonera played a one-two with Ambrosini on the edge of the box, running onto his vice-captain’s delightful lobbed pass, Buffon advanced off his line to close him down but Bonera kept his composure and squared for an offside Inzaghi to put Milan 1-2 up. Del Piero caught Maldini napping on the left touchline, tackling him from behind, the ball broke to Camoranesi, he hung a cross upto the back post and Kalac could only parry Trezeguet’s point blank header against Salihamidzic.
Grygera drew a great save from Kalac with a brilliant long range effort. Sissoko skipped over another despairing Favalli tackle and put in a great cross from the right but, with the goal at his mercy, Stendardo headed embarrassingly wide. Bonera was sent off for a criminal, leg breaking foul on Sissoko who miraculously wasn’t hurt. An unmarked Salihamidzic headed in the winner from a Camoranesi free kick. Del Piero should have made it 4-2 but failed to punish a mistake by the wretched Simic, volleying straight at Kalac.
Dario bloody Simic epitomises everything wrong with the clubs transfer policy in recent years. This useless, injury prone 32 year old midget (for a centre back), rarely plays, is rubbish when he does yet had his contract extended in 2006 because like Cafu, Serginho, Favalli and Brocchi he’s become part of the furniture. Galliani you are crap.
JUVENTUS 3 (Del Piero 12, Salihamidzic 45, Salihamidzic 80)
MILAN 2 (Inzaghi 14, Inzaghi 30)
Attendance : 45,000
Assists : Camoranesi, Kaka’, Bonera, n/a, Camoranesi (fk)
For highlights and all the goals see the video below:
Matchday 33 Results
Saturday April 12th
Palermo 1 – 0 Catania
Juventus 3 – 2 AC Milan
Sunday April 13th
Empoli 1 – 1 Parma
Genoa 3 – 0 Torino
Lazio 1 – 1 Siena
Livorno 1 – 2 Cagliari
Napoli 2 – 0 Atalanta
Reggina 1 – 0 Sampdoria
Udinese 1 – 3 AS Roma
Inter Milan 2 – 0 Fiorentina