lunedì 16 settembre 2013

Serie A's third round: Napoli enjoys the first place... waiting for Roma

Welcome back to Acerbi who debuted with Sassuolo after a cancer surgery. Genoa won Derby of the Lantern. Lazio defeated Chievo after 10 years. Bad news for Fiorentina

The best news of this Sunday comes from Verona but it has the Black and greens Colors of Sassuolo. Francesco Acerbi - 24 years old, Sassuolo's central back - debuted in this season 60 days after a cancer surgery. His team has still 0 point in the table - H. Verona won the match 2-0 (Martinho, Romulo) -  but today, these dates are not so important.

The last act of this third round will be Monday night match Parma-Roma. Antonio Cassano will face Francesco Totti.  If Giallorossi will conquer the third consecutive victory, Napoli will share the first position with Rudi Garcia's team. At the moment Azzurri are the only team that won these first three matches. They didn't yet face a top team, they played twice at San Paolo but they shown strength and personality. Bologna, Chievo and Atalanta are not sparring partners. Next match, Napoli will visit Milan at San Siro Stadium for the first test bed of the season.

On Saturday, the Italian derby between Inter and Juve, finished in a tame 1-1 draw, whereas Torino could not celebrate a prestigious victory against Milan (2-2 owing to a controversial penalty by Mario Balotelli in the last seconds).

In Sunday lunch-match, Fiorentina got a dull draw against Cagliari - Borja Valero (F), Pinilla (C). Mario Gomez picked up a knee injury and Juan Cuadrado dislocated his shoulder. Montella - Viola's coach - cant' smile at all.

In the afternoon, Lazio welcomed back the coffin of Giorgio Chinaglia - Lazio football legend died in USA  last year - defeating Chievo 3-0 (Candreva, Cavanda, Lulić). Biancocelesti  didn't defeat Chievo since ten years. Next Sunday, at Olimpico Stadium, Lazio vs Roma. It's derby's time for the city.

Paulinho - Brazilian striker - was the hero in Livorno-Catania, scoring two goals (2-0). Catania is still in the last position of the table with Sassuolo, whereas Amaranto conquered already 6 points.

At Friuli Stadium, Udinese and Bologna equalized 1-1. Diamanti (B) and Di Natale (U) shown their best qualities to entire Serie A.

The last match of the day was the Derby of the Lantern. Genoa won the match 3-0. Antonini, Calaiò and Lodi (wonderful free kick) gave an unforgettable night to Grifone's supporters. Genoa - that turned 120 years last 7 September - celebrated its prestigious birthday. Liverani can't sleep with peace of mind. Doriani are being consumed with rage and the coach Rossi apologized to Blucerchiati people.

ANDREA MECCIA - Monday, September 16 th, 2013

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