Saturday, January 19, 2008
Serie A: Two penalties lift Fiorentina to fourth
ROME, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Adrian Mutu earned two penalties,
scoring the second himself, to give Fiorentina a 2-1 home win
over Torino on Saturday that lifted them to fourth in Serie A.
The Florence side went ahead on the stroke of halftime when
Christian Vieri converted a spot-kick conceded for Marco Di
Loreto's foul on Romania striker Mutu.
Australian midfielder Vince Grella equalised with a splendid
diagonal strike from the edge of the area in the 57th minute.
But Mutu went down in the area again after a challenge by
Salvatore Lanna and chipped home the winner in the 76th.
Fiorentina have 34 points from 19 games, 12 behind leaders
Inter Milan who host Parma on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday, Genoa came from behind to beat unlucky
Atalanta 2-1 at home and climb to seventh.
Cristiano Doni slotted in a penalty in the 67th minute to
give Atalanta the lead after Genoa's Abdoulay Konko cut down
Sergio Floccari in the area.
Striker Marco Borriello put the home side level in the 73rd
and Luciano Figueroa headed the winner six minutes from time.
Atalanta, who hit the woodwork three times and had a goal
disallowed for a marginal offside, played in difficult
circumstances, with club President Ivan Ruggeri critically ill
in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage on Wednesday.