Monday, 28 October 2013

SerieA Season 2013/14 Review: Episode 9.

The Italian SerieA keeps getting hotter and stronger with teams battling up for spots making season 2013/14 gaining its shape in thrills, special moments and GOALS!

Inter 4-2 Hellas Verona

Inter finally came back strong after ending a three-game win-less streak by overcoming Hellas Verona 4-2 at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The visitors came into the match in a rich vein of form as they actually started the day above Inter on the Serie A table, but horrific defending from a pair of corners dint help their cause. The first goal came when Jonathan got on the end of the Alvarez strike, but his volley took a deflection off Vangelis Moras and wound up in the back of the net. It took just three minutes for Inter to score another, again from a poorly defended Verona corner. Juan Jesus won the aerial duel and the ball went to Fredy Guarin, whose shot was cleared off the line by Fabrizio Cacciatore. Rodrigo Palacio grabbed the rebound and Inter were up by two.

Luca Toni laid on hot sensation Raphael Martinho for an emphatic finish as Verona halved the deficit, but Esteban Cambiasso restored Inter's two-goal cushion before the break.

On loan Porto defender Rolando scrambled a fourth leaving Verona coach Andrea Mandorlini watch his side's set-piece defending fail them once again to render Romulo's fine strike a consolation.

The game ended in a bizzare note as Moras and Ishak Belfodil were sent-off after full-time for an on-pitch scuffle.


Rafael Benitez's side got back on track following their 2-0 defeat at AS Roma last weekend as Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals making Napoli beat Torino 2-0.

The Ex-Madrid striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot and added a second before half-time.

If not for the profligacy shown be the Naples based side  spearheaded by Spanish forward Jose Callejon, Napoli should have increased their goal tally on the night, but they maintain their second spot in the league ahead of third place and defending champions Juventus on goal difference.


The Old Lady of Turin returned to winning ways and kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Roma with a routine 2-0 victory over Genoa.

Any hangover from last weekend’s 4-2 defeat to Fiorentina or last Wednesday's 2-1 UCL loss at Real Madrid was in no way apparent as Antonio Conte's side completely dominated the opening 45 minutes.

Arturo Vidal converted a questionable 23rd-minute penalty and the points were sealed when Carlos Tevez netted a brilliant second nine minutes before half-time.



The Eternal City of Rome the home of AS Roma are still in party mood as AS Roma remain the only team in the FIVE major European leagues with a 100%  record this season.

Rudi Garcia's men continued their remarkable start to the season as they made it nine wins out of nine in the league to stay five points clear at the top of the table.

Udinese looked set to end the Giallorossi's perfect record and they would have fancied their chances of beating the leaders when Maicon was sent off for a second bookable offence midway through the second half.

But Michael Bradley came off the bench to score the winner eight minutes from time as Roma proved there is Party without injured Totti.


The Rosseneri's woes this season continued as a late Marco Parolo goal gave Parma a dramatic 3-2 home victory over Milan at the Ennio Tardini stadium.

Parolo and Antonio Cassano put the home side 2-0 up at half-time, only for Alessandro Matri and Matias Silvestre to score in quick succession to get Massimiliano Allegri's side back on level terms.

But Parolo had the final say as he stunned Milan with a last-gasp winner that moved Parma above Milan and up to eighth;letting coach Massimiliano Allegri go critical on Mario Balotelli saying;

"I took Balotelli off because he didn't have a good game,"

"We had to change something for the second half. Balotelli had a few good moments,but overall it was not a good game.

"I needed a centre forward who could really play that role and Balotelli wasn't doing it, although he has the characteristics."

Allegri also confirmed the acquisition of Keishuke Honda and Adil Rami;

"Adil Rami and Keisuke Honda will be joining us in January and strengthen our squad,"

Meanwhile in other games in the SerieA; Fiorentina continued from their fine win over Juventus last weekend by coming from behind again to win 2-1 at Chievo.

Colombian defender Juan Cuadrado scored both goals to move Vincenzo Montella's men up to fifth,with Chievo now bottom.

Lazio eased the pressure on coach Vladimir Petkovic by securing their first win in six games as Cagliari were beaten 2-0.

Miroslav Klose came off the bench to score the opener and Antonio Candreva added a second from the penalty spot.

Catania were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Sassuolo,while Bologna moved off the foot of the table courtesy of Jose Angel Crespo's early goal that secured a 1-0 win over Livorno.

Also, Sampdoria overcame 10-man Atalanta.

The Genovese outfit were on the back foot for much of the first-half and Cristian Raimondi looped a header against the crossbar for Atalanta on the stroke of half-time. The half-time introduction of Savvas Gentsoglou galvanised Sampdoria and Shkodran Mustafi headed the decisive goal amid confusion.

Atalanta's Luca Cigarini tried to palm the ball off the line and was initially shown a straight red card before earning a reprieve of sorts when the referee's assistant gave the goal.

The visitors would eventually end up a man down when Constantin Nica scythed through Eder.

Top Scorers:

Giuseppe Rossi ACF Fiorentina 8goals

Alessio Cerci Torino FC 6goals

Rodrigo Palacio Inter 6goals

Marek Hamšík SSC Napoli 5goals

Gonzalo Higuaín SSC Napoli 5goals

Jorginho Hellas Verona 5goals

Marco Parolo Parma FC 5goals

Carlos Tévez Juventus 5goals

José Callejón SSC Napoli 4goals

Full Serie A Table


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