Serie A, Week 4: Juventus Now Alone At Top Of Serie A

Week 4 of Serie A kicks off with Parma hosting Fiorentina, and continues on until Siena visit Inter Milan on Sunday evening. Will there be any surprises?

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Roma Awarded 3-0 Win Against Cagliari

Roma have been awarded all three points against Cagliari after their match on Sunday was suspended, due to Cagliari's decision to invite supporters to a game scheduled to be played behind closed doors.

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Inter Milan 0-2 Siena: A Curse At The San Siro?

How long as it been since a match has been won at the San Siro? Well, it certainly hasn't happened yet this season, as neither Inter Milan nor AC Milan have managed to record even a point at their home stadium. San Zero, anyone?

It should have been simple for the nerazzurri today. Siena were the visitors, coming in with -4 points as a result of their role in the match-fixing scandal. But this bianconeri had fought a hard battle with Udinese last week, coming back to draw 2-2, and were intent on pulling themselves out of the bottom of Serie A.

Siena looked determined to take all three points right from the start. Emanuele Calaio was dangerous, Ze Eduardo wanted a goal and Inter had no idea how to smother Angelo. However, it took until the 73rd minute for the visitors to break through. Ze Eduardo and Simone Vergassola combined to breeze through the Inter defence, with Vergassola the one to slide the ball past Samir Handanovic.

The home side never really got back in the match, and Siena made their win convincing with a second goal in stoppage time. Francesco Valiani got on the end of a cross from Andrea Sestu, his header making all three points certain for Siena.

Note to Andrea Stramaccioni: never rest Javier Zanetti again. Clearly you have cursed your team and you will pay the price.

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Udinese 2-1 Milan: This Must Be The End For Max Allegri

Udinese made easy work of AC Milan on Sunday, leaving rossoneri boss Massimiliano Allegri still fretting about keeping his job.

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Catania 0-0 Napoli: Visitors Clueless Against Ten-Man Catania

Despite being up a man for almost the entire match, Napoli couldn't get on the board against Catania, and leave Sicily with just a point.

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Cagliari Vs. Roma Is Suspended

The match between Cagliari and AS Roma, scheduled to be played behind closed doors, has been called off. Despite safety concerns at the Is Arenas in Sardinia, Cagliari president Massimo Cellino invited supporters to come on down to watch. Cellino felt the stadium perfectly acceptable to hosting a match, and took it upon himself to defy the local authorities. Now, Cagliari could be punished for stopping the match, and Roma awarded a 3-0 victory.

Roma, of course, prefer such a solution. The club have stated that the fault lies with Cellini, and they should not be punished for the situation. The rules must be respected -- a difficult concept in Italy -- and a defeat handed to Cagliari.

As for the hosts, Cellino sees his maneuver as "defending our right to exist." The future of Cagliari is being undermined by local disinterest, according to the club, and taking such a step was a way to keep the club alive.

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Catania Vs Napoli: Time For Napoli To Overcome The Curse Of Catania

Napoli have never won a match at Catania, yet Walter Mazzarri's side should be favored in their match on Sunday.

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Udinese Vs. AC Milan: Things Can Only Get Better, Right?

Milan travel to Udinese hoping to be... less bad.

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Juventus Vs. Chievo: Can Juve Overcome Their Fear Of Flying Donkeys?

Juventus host Chievo Verona on Saturday in Turin. Will they be able to take all three points and maintain their perfect start to the season?

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