Monday, September 12, 2011
Serie A First Round Post-game views
Opening game played between Milan and Lazio. Seedorf and Zambrotta were rested before Barcelona game.
Lazio pushed so hard and had an early lead against the title holders. Klose and Cisse have scored on their first Serie A debuts.
Both goals came because of Nesta's mistakes. He couldn't stop Klose and German international netted Lazio's first goal and Nesta just watched Cisse's header.
Milan made a come-back with Zlatan and Cassano's goals. New transfer Aquilani wasn't impressive and had a bad game. Gattuso picked up an eye injury and Van Bommel replaced him.
2nd half Milan looked better but wasted some nice chances with Pato and Cassano.
Reja's Lazio offencively proved that they're really dangerous.
Cesena showed good performance against Napoli till they down to 10 men. Lavezzi netted an early goal and gave to Napoli an early lead against The Sea Horses. Cesena defence just watched Lavezzi.
Napoli were better side after the goal but Cesena warmed up and both teams looked equal.
Cesena did equalise with Guana's goal.
Benalouane recieved 2nd yellow card and sent off. It was the key moment. Mazzarri didn't wait long to change Santana with Hamsik (he didn't start in first 11 due resting for up-coming Manchester City game) and Napoli totally controlled the game.
With Campagnaro and Hamsik's goals Napoli got 3-1 lead and they would have scored more if Pandev and Cavani were lucky.
Roma played terrible against Cagliari. Luis Enrique's team looked totally clueless. Roma still need time but till they find themselfs Luis Enrique might be sacked. Krkic , Gago and Kjaer are good transfers but thats hard to understand how Jose Angel and Osvaldo can play in Roma ?
Roma looked dominant on the midfield but couldn't create goal chances.
Conti scored Cagliari's goal after Angel's silly mistake and after 2 minutes from the goal Jose Angel has ben sent off.
Game become a nightmare for Roma in two minutes. Roma pushed hard to tie the game but conceeded 2nd at 90+4th minute.
Daniele De Rossi closed the game with 90+7' minute goal and Roma have lost their first official Serie A game in Olimpico to Cagliari.
Juventus hosted Parma at their ''new home''. Conte made his first official debut. There were a lot of question marks because Parma had won last three games against The Old Lady.
Juventus played a great game , Parma looked desperate against them. Parma had no chance to answer.
Lichsteiner scored opener with Pirlo's amazing assist. Probably Allegri have watched the game with regret eyes. Pirlo was simply amazing.
Vucinic , Vidal and Krasic started on the bench. Juventus have showed that they are ready for Scudetto race. Even Dutch winger Elia sat on the bench. They have a depth squad and a lot of quality players. Only problem is the defence but it seems Conte will solve it.
Matri was unlucky not to score , he had two great chances but luck wasn't on his side.
Marchisio's goal probably the best goal of the week , Pirlo's assist was magnificent.
Juventus were dominant side and totally deserved to win.
Udinese visited Via Del Mare where they have lost 2-0 last season while they were having an incredible run in Serie A.
Sanchez departure brought a lot of speculations for Udinese , if they didn't sell him maybe Udinese would be in Champions League now. Anyway they have replaced Sanchez with Romanian Messi Gabriel Torje.
Udinese had some problems before Lecce game. Benatia was suspended. Armero and Isla were injured.
But Friulani played very intelligent and passed Di Francesco's Lecce.
Gabriel Torje played great and made an assist to Di Natale.
We have mentioned about Inter before season starts. Gasperini isn't right choise for Inter. I think it proved once again. To play 3-4-3 with such squad is just insane.
Sneijder and Pazzini started on the bench. Zarate - Forlan and Milito started in first 11.
Palermo started to game with a lot of passion and pressure. All Palermo players looked like they are giving %200 performance. First 20 minutes Palermo had dominant performance , Diego Milito have scored the opener.
2nd half started so fast with goals.
Inter couldn't even find time to celebrate their goals , because Palermo were too aggressive and gave fast answers to Inter's goals.
Gasperini's 3-4-3 didn't work well against Palermo. Tough Palermo have lost their key players before 2011-2012 season ; Argentinian star Pastore, goalkeeper Sirigu , defenders Bovo and Goian. Midfielder Nocerino.
Palermo's aggressive game plan worked great and had an excellent victory against Gasperini's Inter.
Stand outs ; Atalanta's Maxi Moralez made a great debut with scoring two goals against Genoa.
Udinese's Gabriel Torje played excellent and his first debut was sensational.
Lazio's strikers Cisse and Klose managed to score against the last Champion on their first debuts.
Juventus's Vidal has scored on his first debut against Atalanta.
Without a doubt Juventus's Andrea Pirlo was the ''player of the week''. He managed Juventus midfield excellent. Served great passes and made two brilliant assists and probably made Milan fans upset and Allegri sad.