Italian Serie A Roundup, Mar. 6
AC Milan dominated but had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw with
Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
In a battle of two teams who still have scudetto aspirations,
the Rossoneri had numerous opportunities to break the deadlock but
failed to take any of them.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar earned a starting place for the visitors
and England midfielder David Beckham was dropped to the bench.
Beckham did come on after the break and almost set up
Ronaldinho inside the area, but the Brazilian’s header went wide.
In the final minute, an unmarked Klaas-Jan Huntelaar should
have scored the winner but headed wide from Beckham’s cross with
only Julio Sergio to beat.
Juventus moved back into the top four in Serie A thanks to a
2-1 victory over Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The Turin giants are under enormous pressure after an
indifferent season and coach Alberto Zaccheroni, who has the job
until the end of the season, felt the full force of the fans’
frustration last weekend.
Diego put the visitors ahead in only the second minute. Marco
Marchionni drew the Viola level just after the half-hour mark but
Juve took the points thanks to Fabio Grosso’s 68th-minute screamer.
The three points lifted Zaccheroni’s side back above Palermo
– until Sunday at least.