Saturday, 27 September 2008

Fiorentina vs Genoa 1-0, serie A 2008, week 5

highlight soccer video, serie A Italia 2008,Fiorentina vs Genoa 1-0
cuplikan pertandingan sepakbola liga Italia 2008, pekan 5, Fiorentina vs Genoa 1-0

Gilardino save Fiorentina ( again )

Fiorentina welcomed Genoa at the Artemio Franchi stadium looking to bounce back immediately from their heavy defeat to Lazio in midweek, which coach Cesare Prandelli dubbed "the worst performance during my period". Genoa, meanwhile, were in completely different spirits as they thrashed Lazio’s cross-town rivals Roma 3-1 at home the same night.

Prandelli played with a 4-3-3 formation with Adrian Mutu, Alberto Gilardino, and Franco Semioli up front, while his Genoa colleague Gian Piero Gasperini responded with a 3-4-3 line-up with Raffaele Palladino, Ruben Olivera, and Marco Rossi in attack. Prolific striker Diego Milito surprisingly started from the bench for Genoa.

First Half

The home side tried to find a quick goal to settle their nerves, and came agonisingly close only three minutes in, when Mutu headed the ball wide on a corner kick by Riccardo Montolivo.

In the early stages there were a lot of fouls from both sides, making it difficult for either team to settle into the match.

In the 17th minute, there was another couple of chances for Fiorentina, as first Massimo Gobbi sent in a dangerous cross that was well grabbed by goalkeeper Rubinho, who was called into action soon afterwards again on a good long range effort from Montolivo.

The home side couldn’t quite take control of the match, though they were the team who showed the most attacking intent, and on the half hour mark Gilardino was in an excellent position to shoot from about 20 meters, but his shot went well over the crossbar (31’).

The first half was a surprisingly dull affair, considering these teams are known to favor offensive tactics. The last chance (if you want to call it that) of the half came in the 37th minute, when Mutu played a nice flick to Montolivo, who in turn played it to Gobbi, but the latter’s poor cross failed to find the Romanian striker who was waiting inside the area.

A few minutes later, in the 40th minute to be precise, Gasperini was forced to make his first substitution as midfielder Omar Milanetto suffered from a muscle injury and was replaced by Ivan Juric.

Second Half

Neither coach opted to make a change during the break, but early in the second half Gasperini decided to bring in Milito for Giandomenico Mesto, and it nearly paid dividends a few minutes later.

In the 53rd minute, in fact, the Argentinean striker had the best chance of the match until that point as he was found alone inside the area and fired a shot that Sebastien Frey saved with his feet.

The match came alive after that, and two minutes later Martin Jorgensen found Alberto Gilardino inside the area, but the striker was denied by a terrific last-gasp tackle from Domenico Criscito (55’).

The home side came close again two minutes after that, when Marco Donadel fired a dangerous low drive from inside the area that Rubinho pushed around the post (57’).

Following this series of chances, Fiorentina did take the lead in the 61st minute, when the red-hot Gilardino controlled the ball on a corner kick, spun around and unleashed a low drive that left Rubinho without a chance. A great strike from the Italian international, who scored his 5th goal in all competitions for the Viola.

In the 67th minute, the visitors came close to equalising when, on a one-two inside the area between Milito and Juric, captain Dario Dainelli had to come up with a great defensive intervention to clear the danger.

Fiorentina seemed to have the match under control after the opening goal, and had an opportunity to build on their lead in the 75th minute, when Mutu was in a good position to shoot from inside the area and sent the ball just wide of the post.

Ten minutes before the end, the home side nearly shot themselves in the foot as defender Per Kroldrup nearly deflected a cross from Palladino into his own net, infuriating Frey (81’).

In the last minutes of the match, the home side resorted mostly to defending as they aimed to hold on to their slim 1-0 lead until the end. Genoa had one final chance in the 93rd minute, but Frey came out well to punch the ball away and anticipate Olivera on a long ball from Juric.

Ultimately, it wasn't enough as they stumbled to a 1-0 defeat to a Fiorentina side that looked nervous at times, but ultimately deserved their victory as they had the most ball possession and the most chances as well.

Danilo Pochini


GOALS: 61’ Gilardino

Fiorentina (4-3-3): Frey; Jorgensen, Kroldrup, Dainelli, Gobbi; Donadel, Melo, Montolivo; Semioli (65’ Santana), Gilardino (65’ Pazzini), Mutu (83’ Osvaldo). Coach: Prandelli.

Genoa (3-4-3): Rubinho; Papastathopoulos, Ferrari, Criscito; Bocchetti, Milanetto (41’ Juric), Van Den Borre (60’ Modesto), Mesto (51’ Milito); Palladino, Olivera, Rossi. Coach: Gasperini.

REFEREE: Rosetti.

BOOKED: Donadel, Gilardino, Montolivo, Osvaldo (F); Milanetto, Bocchetti, Papastathopoulos, Olivera (G)

Gilardino menangkan Fiorentina ( lagi ) !

Alberto Gilardino kembali menjadi pahlawan Fiorentina. Di pekan kelima Seri A, gol tunggal Gila menjadi penentu kemenangan Fiorentina atas Genoa di Artemio Franchi.

Fiorentina, yang tengah pekan kemarin digulung Lazio 0-3, mencoba bangkit dan menemukan kepercayaan diri mereka lagi. Meski akan menghadapi partai Liga Champions, pelatih Cesare Prandelli memilih menerjunkan mayoritas skuad intinya.

Hasilnya, La Viola tampil trengginas di depan pendukung sendiri. Menit ke-14, tendangan bebas Adrian Mutu masih menyamping di sisi kiri gawang Genoa yang dikiperi Rubinho.

Lima menit kemudian, Gilardino melepas umpan kepada Riccardo Montolivo yang lantas menembak dengan kaki kanannya. Namun tendangan Montolivo sukses dijinakkan Robinho dengan cukup mudah.

Masuknya Diego Milito di babak kedua sangat membantu Genoa. Menit 52, Milito mengumpan untuk Ruben Olivera. Tapi tendangan Oivera dari luar kotak penalti diamankan kiper Sebastien Frey sembari menjatuhkan diri.

Menit ke-61, gol yang ditunggu publik Artemio Franchi akhirnya datang juga. Bermula dari sepak pojok, bola disundul oleh Dario Dainelli ke arah Gilardinho yang lantas menyambarnya dengan kaki kirinya. Gol dan Fiorentina melaju 1-0.

Duet Gila, Adrian Mutu, berkesempatan menambah gol, tapi gagal. Umpan kepala dari Per Kroldrup diteruskan dengan tendangan Mutu, namun bola masih tidak menemui sasaran.

Di menit-menit terakhir laga, pemain pengganti Pablo Daniel Osvaldo hampir menyamakan skor untuk Genoa. Tapi tendangan Osvaldo dari luar kotak penalti diselamatkan oleh Frey.

Laga pun berakhir dan kemenangan 1-0 Fiorentina bertahan.

Fiorentina: Frey; Jorgensen, Kroldrup, Dainelli, Gobbi; Semioli (Santana 65), Donadel, Melo, Montolivo; Mutu (Osvaldo 83), Gilardino (Pazzini 65)

Genoa: Rubinho; Papastathopoulos, Ferrari, Criscito, Bocchetti; Rossi, Milanetto (Juric 41), Vanden Borre (Modesto 61), Mesto (Milito 51); Olivera, Palladino

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