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Cassetti Saves Roma

This weekend’s round of fixtures proved to be a mouth-watering affair. On Saturday night Juventus played host to Inter Milan who they eventually beat 2-1 to cut down the champions lead over them to just 5 points.

Earlier on, Ac milan beat Sampdoria 3-0 at the San Siro. Their star player Ronaldinho was once again at the heart of every Milan attack and he showed just why he is an integral part of Leonardo’s long term plans. The Brazilian maestro supplied two crosses that eventually led to 2 of Milan’s goals.

Things are heating up in the scudetto race with all the ‘big four’ proving to be no push-overs this time round. Roma who had started the season poorly, seem to have found a winnig formula and it has taken them all the way up to 6 th position in the league standings.

Last night, they hosted fellow city rivals Lazio in a fierce derby that ended with Roma getting all the 3 points thanks to a 79th minute strike from their defender Marco Cassetti. This derby was like all the others in fact play had to be stopped because the fans continually threw firecrackers into the pitch.

Lazio are now in 15 position and it might have very well been Davide Ballardini’s last game in charge as the Rome outfit are looking for answers to their poor showings. Goran Pandev was once again left on the bench after Ballardini lost faith in him.

The Macedonian international fell out of favour with his coach after he publicly stated his desire to leave the club. I truly think that Ballardini is only making matters worse for his team. Pandev is an amazing striker and i think Ballardini should draw the line and swallow his pride. They could really use a player of his calibre at this point in time.

One thing is for sure, the title race is far from over. Although Inter are leading the table, its hard to know who will be crowned the champions of Italy when the season ends.