Juventus beat Lazio 4-0 to win the Italian Supercoppa in front of a hostile all too predictably racist crowd at the Stadio Olimpico. Carlos Tevez scored his first goal for Juventus since his move from Manchester City and he did it in a way that probably made Lazio keeper Federico Marchetti regret waking up in the morning.
Serie A Matchday Review: Udinese Consistency With Third Win On The Trot is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Matchday Review: Udinese Consistency With Third Win On The Trot is a post from: Serie A Weekly Udinese beat Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Friuli with a sensational goal from captain Antonio Di Natale as the hosts moved level on points with their opponents in the Serie A table.
Unlike the Manchester derby there was no winner in the Eternal City derby as Roma and Lazio drew 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.
Hernanes gave Lazio the lead in the 16th minute and he had the chance to double their lead early in the second half when he missed a penalty.
Roma levelled from the penalty spot through Francesco Totti and were given a numerical advantage when Giuseppe Biava was sent off in the 66th minute, but they failed to make the most of the extra man and had to settle for a draw; ultimately a fair result.
Lazio Return to Winning Ways With Comeback Against Catania is a post from: Serie A Weekly Lazio Return to Winning Ways With Comeback Against Catania is a post from: Serie A Weekly You could not have written a better script for Lazio this weekend if you tried, as Saturday turned out to be an ideal day for the Biancocelesti.
Chievo Verona beat Lazio 1-0 on Saturday and as if allowing the match's only goal wasn't bad enough, Lazio keeper Federico Marchetti also suffered the indignity of breaking his own net. Chievo's Alberto Peloschi, who scored in the 61st minute, blasted a volley from considerable distance that looked to be on target as it floated towards goal.
Lazio beat Roma 3-2 in the Derby della Capitale that was typically contentious. The match included eight yellow cards and two players sent off, with Roma's Daniele De Rossi not even making it through the first half before his day ended.
Erik Lamela opened the scoring for Roma in the 9th minute, but Lazio scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the half to turn the match in their favor.
Napoli are joint top of Serie A with Juventus thanks to an Edinson Cavani-inspired victory against Lazio on a night while both Milan teams won for the first time this season.
Cavani scored a hat-trick as Napoli continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win over Lazio. Napoli knew victory would move them level Juventus at the top of Serie A and their attacking football paid off inside 19 minutes when Cavani's deflected effort eluded Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.
Not winning a game since early February Genoa are finding themselves in a battle to survive the
drop after their third defeat in seven days. On Sunday they lost away at Bologna and with Lecce
losing as well, Genoa are one point above the relegation zone. A squad that was bought for European
football could be playing Serie B football next season.
Two title contenders will be squaring off this Saturday in Rome as Juventus travel to Lazio. The
two clubs are currently sitting at the top of the table with 22 points a side, and they are
arguably the two most in form clubs at the moment in Serie A. Coming into this match, Juventus are
the only unbeaten side in Italy with 6 wins and 4 draws.
Only 17 goals were scored in the 10 games over the weekend but Inter Milan, AC Milan AS Roma and
Siena picked up their first wins of the season. Juventus and Udinese end the week as joint leaders
being separated by only goal difference. Here is the round up of the weekend's results Atalanta 2-1
Novara Atalanta fine run continue as they dispatched Novara on Sunday afternoon.
The 2010-11 season was filled with amazing highs and relative lows for Lazio fans. Le Aquile soared
to the top of the table early in the season and remained there for a month or so before toppling
under the immense pressure of a wonderful Milan side. They eventually slipped down to fifth, losing
out on Champions League.
Lazio, perhaps more than any other Italian side, have made some tremendously interesting moves in
the summer mercato. "Interesting," that is, because acquiring two strikers and swapping fullbacks
and potentially goalies is quite the gamble, a roll of the dice that could see the club challenge
for the top or fall apart into a mess of distraught egos and poor decisions.
Season Preview: Cagliari Opening/Recap Despite a very poor run at the end of the season, which saw
the side pick up a mere two points out of their last 6 games, Cagliari managed a 14th place finish.
Considering the departure of star striker Alessandro Matri in January to Juventus, their position
in the table becomes more understandable.
With the new found optimism for Italy's goalkeeping future beyond Gigi Buffon being highlighted
yesterday,Â Qasa Alom takes a moment to reflect on the strange and sad tale of Federico Marchetti.
As another International break draws to an end, it seems that Cesare Prandelli's new look youthful
Italian national team have answered many questions and passed scrutiny with aplomb.