After suffering a defeat in their last league games, two Serie A top teams, Inter Milan and As Roma changed their script this weekend as both teams picked up a slim but important victory for their league campaign.
Thiago Motta marked his return after injury with an important goal which gave the Nerazzurri’s their first home win in the season, while new Roman boy, Erick Lamela also marked his game debut with an important winning goal in front of his new club’s fans.
Home Taboo Broken
Playing in front of their fans at San Siro this season have really been a stressful event for the Nerazzurri as they haven’t won any single matches this season in home soil, a pretty surprising yet disappointing record indeed. The arrival of giant killer, Chievo, obviously isn’t that comforting enough for Claudio Ranieri’s team especially since the Flying Donkey have just earned a point from Juventus last weekend.
However, the taboo was eventually broken at last after Motta headed the ball into Chievo’s net midway in the first period giving the home team a very much needed lift for their pretty miserable start of the season. Both teams couldn’t managed to score goals even after the second 45, giving the Nerazzurri a very much awaited victory in front of their home crowd this season. A win that hopefully could boosted Inter’s season especially since it was their second in a row after a successful Champions League result also in the midweek.
New boy Lamela Gifted Three Points for Roma
Coming into the game after a disappointing defeat against Lazio in the Rome derby last weekend gave Luis Enrique the courage to start his new boy, Erik Lamela, who finally got himself out of the injury list. The young Argentinian repaid the coach’s trust with a fine goal after only seven minutes in the game as his lovely left footed curler beaten Tzorvas on Palermo’s goal.
Unfortunately Lamela’s goal was the only one that happened in that game as both team failed to convert some of their scoring chances until the final minute, gifting the capital team a well earned victory. The defeat was also Palermo’s second in the row after being thrashed 3-0 by Ac Milan at San Siro last weekend, a result which could trouble the coach, Devil Mangia’s feature with the Rossanero.
Udinese Lone Leader, Milan Wonderful Comeback
In other matches, Udinese maintain their lead in the table after picking up a convinving 3-0 victory against newly promoted side, Novara at Friuli. A brace from Antonio Di Natale and a goal from Mauricio Domizzi gave a breathing for the Zebra over Juventus, who were held by Genoa into 2-2 draw in Turin. Alessandro Matri’s brace for Juve were canceled out by Marco Rossi and Adrea Carraciollo, a result that pretty much halted the “Old Lady’s league campaign.
Meanwhile, a wonderful result picked up by the Scudetto holder, Milan, who made an amazing comeback at Via Del Mare in the lunch time kick off game. Kevin Prince Boateng was the Rossoneri’s hero after getting a hat-trick in the second half, allowing the Red and Black squad to equaling three Lecce goals in the first period. Mario Yepes was the one who got the all important winning goal in a Jeckyl and Hyde sort of performance by Massimiliano Allegri’s team, who were dreadful in the first half but turned it around spectacularly in the second half.