Juventus held to a draw by Siena, AS Roma rock Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Palermo record wins as well
Juventus 0-0 Siena, February 5, 2012
The Turin giants looked to create a significant gap between themselves and their closest title rivals, AC Milan. However, they failed to extend their dominance at the top and were held to a bore draw by another lowly-ranked opposition.
The game was a dull affair with chances coming few and far in between. The only real goal-scoring opportunity of the match came in the 14th minute when Danish defender, Frederik Sorenson, saw his marvellous swerving
effort parried away unconvincingly by Siena goalkeeper, Gianluca Pegolo.
The Old Lady had a penalty appeal turned down in the 82nd minute, when the ball seemed to come off a Siena hand in the box, but the referee waved for play to move on.
AS Roma 4-0 Inter Milan, February 5, 2012
Inter Milan coach, Claudio Ranieri, could not have witnessed much embarrassment at his return to the Stadio Olimpico. The Nerazzurri were trounced 4-0 by the Giallorossi in a one-sided contest.
Juan broke the deadlock 14 minutes into the match, with a towering header from a corner. Fabio Borini scored a brilliant brace to extend the Giallarossi’s lead to three goals. Nothing was going in Inter Milan’s favour, as Bojan
Krkic was on hand to compile misery for the visitors, with a wonderful solo goal in the 90th minute.
Fiorentina 3-2 Udinese, February 5, 2012
La Viola held their nerves to complete an emphatic win in a five-goal thriller at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Mr. Consistent, Antonio Di Natale, put the visitors in-front with a strike in the 15th minute. Delio Rossi’s men worked hard to get themselves on level terms, as Steven Jovetic converted from the spot in the 39th
Fiorentina defender, Mattia Cassani, put the hosts in-front with a goal immediately after the resumption of second-half. Jovetic completed a brace from the spot, as the match was effectively sealed for La Viola despite Udinese
scoring in the last minute of the match.
Palermo 2-1 Atalanta, February 5, 2012
Palermo needed to win the match, to push for a Europa League finish. With Napoli dropping points against AC Milan, the Rosanero now stand equal on points with the Partenopei side.
Fabrizio Miccoli opened the scoring by slotting home a penalty in the 29th minute before Igor Budan gave Palermo a comfortable two-goal lead. Atalanta fought back with a goal from Maximiliano Moralez, but they could
not muster anything from the game.
Novara 0 – 0 Cagliari, February 5, 2012
Cagliari failed to test bottom placed, Novara, as they were held to a goalless draw at the synthetic surface. The Sardinians lost a glorious opportunity to leapfrog both Fiorentina and Genoa into the top half of the table.