Saturday, September 16, 2006

Digging Out Of A -17 Point Hole

Juventus notched up a 2-1 victory this afternoon over Vicenza at the newly reconstructed Stadio Comunale, now titled Stadio Grande Torino, with goals from David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero. The two veterans put Juve two goals up before Cristian Raimondi halved the deficit, setting up a tense last half-hour. Even with the win, Juve remain bottom of the Serie B table with a -13 tally. Because of last season's wrongdoings, the Bianconeri started this season with a 17-point penalty.

Before the match, Trezeguet was honored by Juve for being the club's number one foreign born goal-scorer in history. After today's strike, he now has 126 goals in 207 games. That puts him at seventh on Juve's all time goal scoring list. Maybe Raymond Domenech will notice and give him a couple of minutes for France.

In today's Serie A news, Inter failed to connect on a number of chances and were lucky to have scored an 80th minute own goal in their draw against Sampdoria. Inter were looking for a pick-me-up after the debacle last Tuesday and could have used the three points to prove to themselves (and their critics) that what happened in Lisbon was just an aberration. Regardless, the point pushed them to the top of the table, one ahead of seven clubs on three points. All seven of the chasing pack play tomorrow.

Juventus beat Vicenza to notch up first win in Serie B [ESPN Soccernet]
Serie A Week 2: Inter held at home [Italian Calcio]


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