Italian Serie A 2011, Week 8, Preview And Schedule

All the Serie A you can want, all at once -- well, almost, anyway. Juventus host Fiorentina on Tuesday, but the other nine matches are played concurrently on Wednesday. Fortunately, there's not a lot of thrilling matches being played midweek, so it probably won't be difficult to choose which to watch. It looked as though Napoli - Udinese would be the most exciting of the Wednesday matches, but with the zebrette taking sole possession of the top of Serie A, and Napoli faltering as they attempt to juggle the Champions League, even the outcome of that game looks predetermined.

The weekend's results put Udinese top, with Lazio second and Juventus third. Inter's win moved them away from the relegation zone, where Lecce, Bologna, and poor Cesena linger, with Novara not far ahead. Meanwhile, Milan's comeback win against Lecce put them within shouting distance of the European positions, and it's not difficult to imagine a scenario in which they're able to capture third place come the end of Wednesday.

In case the rest of you were stuck in the boonies last weekend without an internet connection or cell phone reception, here's a look at the past weekend's scores:

Week 7 Results

Bologna 0-2 Lazio

Cagliari 0-0 Napoli

Fiorentina 2-2 Catania

Inter 1-0 Chievo

Juve 2-2 Genoa

Lecce 3-4 Milan

Parma 1-2 Atalanta

Roma 1-0 Palermo

Siena 2-0 Cesena

Udinese 3-0 Novara


Week 8 Schedule

Tuesday, 20:45 CET, 14:45 ET

Juventus v Fiorentina


Atalanta v Inter Milan

Cesena v Cagliari

Chievo  v Bologna

Genoa v Roma

Lazio v Catania

AC Milan v Parma

Napoli v Udinese

Novara v Siena

Palermo  v Lecce

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