Serie A round up

by Mystical Mike

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

It’s Zlatan the great!

By Glezos Alberganti, La Settimana Sportiva

A brace by Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed Inter’s last game at San Siro this year against a lively Atalanta side. Mourinho’s boys played one of the best games of the season, coming back in the second half. The Nerazzurri went ahead after 6 minutes thanks to Muntari, but Atalanta equalized four minutes later with Doni. After Ibra put Inter ahead again, the Orobici first equalized with Cigarini, then Doni turned a free kick into a magnificent goal. The fireworks came between the 79th and 81st minute, when Cambiasso and Ibra (with a sensational back heel) scored for a very entertaining 4-3 victory. It was the last game for Luis Figo: his future seems to be behind the desk at Inter headquarters. Zlatan Ibrahimovic crowned his best season in Italy with the top scorer title (25 goals), ahead of Bologna’s Marco Di Vaio and Genoa’s Diego Milito (both 24).

Talking about last games, Pavel Nedved and Paolo Maldini played their last 90 minutes for Juventus and Milan AC respectively. Juve beat a tired Lazio (2-0), while Milan won a difficult away game against Fiorentina (0-2). The Rossoneri closed their season at third place, leaving to Fiorentina the risky qualifiers for the next Champions League. It was also the last game in charge for manager Carlo Ancelotti. His much anticipated move to Chelsea was the talk of the day.

After their defeat to Roma (2-3), Torino were relegated to the Serie B, following Reggina and Lecce. Bologna won at home against Catania (3-1), thus granting the Rossoblu another year in the top flight. Along with Roma, Genoa secured a place in Europe after a 4-1 demolition of relegated Lecce. Diego Milito scored twice: it was his last game in the Rossoblu shirt before his move to Inter, where he’ll join Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Dream Duo every italian football fan talks about.

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