Italian Serie A – Match Recaps – 26 September 2012
Pescara, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Catania, and Napoli all won while Roma were held by Sampdoria at home in the Italian Serie A on September 26, 2012.
Pescara 1-0 Palermo
Pescara earned their first win of the Serie A season thanks to an 86th minute Vladimir Weiss goal. Palermo’s Steven von Bergen was sent off in the first half and put the visitors in a defensive position. Palermo have yet to win a match this season and scored only one goal through five matches.
|35′||Steve von Bergen (red card)|
|86′||Vladimir Weiss||1 – 0|
AC Milan 2-0 Cagliari
Milan got a much needed win to move into 10th place in the Italian Serie A table. It’s been a tough start for the perennial title contenders who are already seven points back of leaders Juventus. Stephan El Shaarawy led the way with a brace for Milan.
|15′||Stephan El Shaarawy||1 – 0|
|66′||Daniele Conti (red card)|
|82′||Stephan El Shaarawy||2 – 0|
Roma 1-1 Sampdoria
A first half Francesco Totti goal wouldn’t hold up as Sampdoria leveled in the second half to force a draw. The goal was a bit unexpected as Sampdoria had gone a man down in the 46th minute. Both teams are in the top half of the table and expected to be contending for a European spot.
|34′||Francesco Totti||1 – 0|
|46′||Enzo Maresca (red card)|
|62′||1 – 1||Gianni Munari|
Catania 2-1 Atalanta
Catania scored two unanswered second half goals to move into the top half of the Italian Serie A table. Atalanta had a early second half lead but couldn’t stop a Catania comeback with two goals in a 12 minute span.
|50′||0 – 1||Maximiliano Moralez|
|51′||Nicolás Spolli||1 – 1|
|63′||Pablo Barrientos||2 – 1|
Chievo Verona 0-2 Inter Milan
Inter Milan are up to fourth place with their third road win of the Italian Serie A season. Alvaro Perreira and Antonio Cassano provided the goals for Inter. Chievo are just above the bottom three with one win and four losses through five matches.
|43′||0 – 1||Álvaro Pereira|
|74′||0 – 2||Antonio Cassano|
Genoa 1-1 Parma
Parma took a first half lead but Genoa clawed their way back to salvage a draw at home.
|27′||0 – 1||Alessandro Lucarelli|
|88′||Marco Borriello (pen)||1 – 1|
Napoli 3-0 Lazio
It was the Edinson Cavani show as he scored a hat trick to lead Napoli. He nearly had a fourth but missed a penalty kick in the 76th minute. The win moves Napoli level on points with Juventus at the top of the table while Lazio move down to fifth place.
|19′||Edinson Cavani||1 – 0|
|31′||Edinson Cavani||2 – 0|
|64′||Edinson Cavani||3 – 0|
|76′||Edinson Cavani (pen miss)|
Torino 0-0 Udinese
A bit of disappointing result for Udinese are in the bottom half of the table. It’s a solid result for newly promoted Torino who have only conceded three goals through five matches.