Serie A Round-Up: Siena Stun Roma, Novara Shock Inter Milan

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Serie A Round-Up: Siena Stun Roma, Novara Shock Inter Milan
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Mattia Destro was the best player on the pitch Monday night.

Siena 1 - 0 Roma

Francesco Totti was hoping that his 700th career game was going to be memorable.

It was but for all the reasons Siena was hoping for.

Roma opted for non-traditional white socks instead of black, and apparently their offense wasn't on their feet either.

Roma looked stagnant throughout the game, unable to push the ball forward and find quality chances. Constant passing that went from side to side never even gave them a chance.

A free kick taken from about 8 meters out, spot-on in front of the penalty area, flew right into the wall off the foot of Francesco Totti in the third minute.  That was the best chance Roma would have on the night.

Roma defender Juan was pulled out of the game at halftime in place of Simon Kjær, a move that would prove costly for Roma.

Despite minimal contact and a blatant dive in the 50th minute, Kjær was called for a penalty in the box. Emanuele Calaiò converted, giving Siena all they needed for a stunning upset.

 

Napoli 2 - 0 Chievo Verona

Napoli defender Miguel Britos struck first, in the 15th minute, to help his team past struggling Chievo in Monday nights' other contest.

Chievo played an awful first half, committing 14 of their 21 total fouls before intermission.  Edinson Cavani added the second goal after a penalty in the box in the 38th.

Playing with determination in the second half just wasn't enough.  Napoli midfielders did an exceptional job of playing keep away during critical moments.

Napoli's next contest is at Fiorentina, while Chievo are next at Genoa.

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