Midweek madness in the Serie A. All teams were in action with plenty of drama, surprises, and teams jockeying for a better position on the table. Fiorentina moved back into a European spot with an important 2-1 home win over Napoli. I Viola leaped over Napoli for 6th place with goals from Mario Santana & the game winner from Riccardo Montolivo in the 79th minute.
Inter increased its lead over Juventus to 6 points when Inter beat Catania 2-0 on the road with goals from the ‘IC’ boys. Dejan Stankovic in the 5th & Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 71st. Juventus lost on the road to Udinese 2-1 as Fabio Quagliarella & Antonio Di Natale scored to end Udinese’s 11-game winless streak and snap Juve’s 7-game unbeaten streak.
Roma continued their unbeaten 2009 with a 2-1 home win versus Palermo. Francesco Totti & Matteo Brighi scored in the 1st half and held on to sink the Sicilians 3 points from a European spot. I Giallorossi are the hottest team in Italy having lost once since November 1st.
Genoa failed to gain ground on Milan in a battle of 4th versus 3rd. Future permanent Milan resident David Beckham scored on a trademark free kick in front of England coach Fabio Capello to give Milan a 1-0 lead but Argentine assassin Diego Milito equalized in the 87th minute for a share of the points.
Here are the results from Week 21 [Home Teams Listed First]:
BOL: Volpi (80′)
CAG: Acquafresca (37′)
INT: Stankovic (5′) & Ibrahimovic (71′)
CHI: Mantovani (88′)
LEC: Vives (56′)
FIO: Santana (47′) & Montolivo (79′)
NAP: Vitale (49′)
MIL: Beckham (33′)
GEN: Milito (87′)
ROM: Totti (24′) & Brighi (45′)
PAL: Cavani (31′)
SAM: Delvecchio (13′), Cassano (51′), Stankevicius (55′)
LAZ: Rocchi (30′)
Udinese 2 – 1 Juventus
UDI: Quagliarella (20′) & Di Natale (74′)
JUV: Iaquinta (pen 77′)
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