Published On: Tue, Nov 13th, 2012

Primavera Round-Up 2012/13: Week 10

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Round 10 of this season’s primavera competition took place over the weekend with a number of players making their way back to fitness having an impact on their respective youth sides.

Fiorentina’s 2-1 away victory over Novara gave the Viola a six point lead at the top of group A, while their hosts slipped to third place. An 85th minute winning goal from Federico Bernardeschi was all that separated the two sides.

Torino took full advantage of Novara’s defeat as they leapfrogged their way into second after their 3-2 win over .

and Empoli also slipped places as they both drew 1-1 with Spezia and  respectively .

Elsewhere, Siena were narrowly defeated 1-0 at home to Juventus thanks to solitary goal from the forgotten man of Italian football, Simone Pepe.

secured a 2-1 win over bottom placed Grosseto, and Livorno climbed three places after their impressive 3-1 victory over Parma. Angelo Palombo featured and scored for Doria as he fights to regain his fitness before his return the the senior side.

Group B’s runaway leaders further extended their lead at the top of the table to six points after a comfortable 3-0 win over Varese. La Dea put the game to bed after Doudou Mangni scored the third goal with the game only 25 minutes old.

Second placed  Internazionale only managed a goalless draw with Modena.

Cheivo failed to capitalise on Inter’s misfortune as they were destroyed 3-0 away to Cesena. The Flying Donkeys’ cause was not helped by Kevin Magri’s dismissal three minutes into the second half.

Bologna showed they are more than capable with keeping up with the chasing pack after their fantastic 4-1 away win over . Two first half goals from the highly rated Riccardo Benatti put the vistors in full control and they remained so for the rest of the game.

Another team that picked up an impresive win on the road was Brescia as they  beat Sassuolo 3-0, while bottom placed Verona achieved a hard earned point as they draw 1-1 with Padova

Cittadella’s poor form continued with a 4-2 thumping at home to an AC Milan side that have steadily climbed up the table over the past couple of rounds.

In Group C, Napoli continued their rein at the top with a 2-1 away win over . Roberto Insigne continued in his quest to emerge from his older brother’s shadow with a sublime individual goal.

Second placed shared the spoils of a 2-2 draw with Roma in the Rome derby. In keeping with their senior side the Giallorossi threw away a 1-0 lead, fortunately for them rescued a point  from the game with a last minute strike.

Palermo slipped outside of the top three after they fell 2-1 at home to the hands of , the victory for the Picchio also puts them a single point behind the Sicilians in fifth spot.

Catania rose to sixth after they swapped places with after their 2-1 victory over the Amaranto

While seventh placed Juve Stabia were defeated 3-2 at home by Crotone

Finally, ninth placed Vicenza 2-1 away win over Ternana made sure their hosts remaind bottom of the table

 

 

 

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Clark Stupple

- Atalanta's most devoted fan! I try to get over to Bergamo at least five times a season. I have loved Italian football ever since Gazza, my childhood hero left England to play for Lazio. I fall in love with Italy more and more, every time I go and the more my love grows so does my hatred for the over rated English Premier League, Don't get me wrong I love any football but lets face it the EPL is no Serie A FORZA ATALANTA!

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