Serie A round-up
Bologna 3-1 Roma
In the wake of Bologna’s 3-1 victory, Roma Manager Rudi Voller resigned to compound the Giallorossi ‘s terrible start to the season.
“I cannot continue in these conditions. Said Voller. “The club tried to convince me to remain, but it would have been useless. I was unable to create that fundamental feeling between the players.”
Roma face Real on Tuesday in a battle of the reserve coaches with Voller’s Assistant Ezio Sella filling in before a permanent replacement can be found.
Juventus 1-1 Palermo
Cristian Zaccardo headed Palermo in front in the 16th minute, the first goal Juve have conceded this campaign.
Fabio Capello rested top scorer David Trezeguet in favour of new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the Frenchman returned for Del Piero in the second half and delivered for Ibrahimovic to head home for the equaliser.
Fiorentina 0-2 Sampdoria
Fabio Bazzani and Stefano Sacchetti scored either side of half time for the visitors to seal a 2-0 victory.
Key injuries to the Viola have hampered Mondonico’s start to the season, they currently lie 14th in Serie A.
Inter 2-2 Parma
Inter failed to capitalise on Juve’s first dropped points of the season, Martins hit two equalisers to draw the home side level but Roberto Mancini will have to work on the defence if they are to keep the pace with Juventus, having conceded seven goals in their first four matches.
Lecce 3-1 Cagliari
Lecce continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-1 victory against Cagliari aided by the early dismissal of Diego Breijo Luis Lopez.
Despite being a man down Cagliari opened the scoring through Mauro Esposito straight after the interval.
Lecce hit back however with three in the second half from Cassetti, Giacomazzi and Bjelanovic. The result propels Lecce in to third in Serie A.
Livorno 1-1 Atalanta
Gautieri opened the scoring late in the second half only for Atalanta to relinquish their lead seconds later from the kick-off, Luca Vigiani finding the net for Livorno.
Messina 0-0 Chievo
Following victories against Roma and Milan in recent weeks, Messina had to settle for a home draw with Chievo.
Lorenzo D’Anna missed from the penalty spot to share the points at the Giavanni Celeste.
Siena 0-0 Reggina
Siena and Reggina played out a goaless draw to remain 13th and 10th in the league respectively.
Udinese 1-2 Brescia
An eighth minute penalty converted by Caracciolo gave Brescia an early lead only for Udinese to peg them back in the second half through Dino Fava Passaro.
Daniele Mannini controversially restored Brescia’s goal advantage following a collision between Sculli and De Sanctis that left the Udinese keeper injured. When Brescia players opted to let Udinese equalise and rule out the unsporting goal De Biasi refused.
Jankulovski and Di Biagio were both later dismissed with ten minutes to go as the game soured in the final minutes.
Lazio 1-2 Milan
Milan came back from a goal behind and a man down to snatch all three points at the Olimpico despite trailing with 20 minutes remaining.
Shevchenko who had previously been disappointing this season proved the goal hero for Milan with a brace at the death to lift the Rossineri. Milan and Lazio now lie fourth and fifth in the league respectively.