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Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: the away side’s lopsided defensive shape works rather well

September 1, 2010
Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: the away side’s lopsided defensive shape works rather well

The closest thing to a ‘glamour tie’ in the first round of Serie A finished all square – 1-1 both in terms of goals and red cards.
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Bologna 0-0 Inter: Benitez starts with bore draw

August 31, 2010
Bologna 0-0 Inter: Benitez starts with bore draw

A low-key game with few goalscoring opportunities – the result was celebrated by managerless Bologna like a win.
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Lazio 0-2 Inter: both sets of supporters happy with the result

May 2, 2010
Lazio 0-2 Inter: both sets of supporters happy with the result

A game almost identical in context to the Liverpool v Chelsea game: the away side going for the title, the home supporters half-heartedly supporting their own team, knowing that a win would play into the hands of their biggest rivals. Lo and behold, the same scoreline.
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Milan 1-0 Fiorentina: Prandelli’s formation frustrates again

May 2, 2010
Milan 1-0 Fiorentina: Prandelli’s formation frustrates again

A game which had a distinctly end-of-season feel to it – Milan’s victory assured Champions League football for next season, whilst Fiorentina’s defeat continued their miserable end to the season.
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Roma 1-2 Sampdoria: awful second half display may cost Roma the title

April 26, 2010
Roma 1-2 Sampdoria: awful second half display may cost Roma the title

A shock result if you didn’t see the game – and even more of a shock result if you did. Roma were magnificent in the first half, but somehow let their lead slip, as Giampaolo Pazzini converted two left-wing crosses to hand Roma their first defeat in 26 league games.
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