Inter claim the Italian double sneaking past Siena; Roma second; Samp reach Champs League & Palermo Europa

Siena 0 – Inter Milan 1 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Inter Milan, who started the day two points ahead of Roma, failed to score in a goalless first half away at relegated Siena as home keeper Gianluca Curci was in inspired form denying Milito and Samuel while Balotelli cracked a stunner against the bar. (First half highlights here.)  In the 57th minute the picture was turned on its head as Inter scored, Zanetti weaved his way in from the left, slipped in Diego Milito, and the irrepressible Argentine notched his most important goal of a brilliant season.

The scenes at the final whistle can be seen here, and Inter’s trophy celebrations can be seen here.

Chievo 0 – Roma 2 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Roma gave themselves the chance to scoop the Scudetto from under Inter’s notice when Mirko Vucinic thumped a beauty past Chievo brilliantly named keeper Lorenzo Squizzi, to put Ranieri’s men into a 40th minute lead. The Giallorossi finished the opening 45 doubling their advantage, Daniele De Rossi cracking home one of the goals of the weekend from 30-yards as Roma’s title hopes continued to swell.

Sampdoria 1 – Napoli 0 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) A single Giampaolo Pazzini goal early in the second half completed a remarkable season for Sampdoria who finished the season with a Champions League berth.

Atalanta 1 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Champions League hopefuls Palermo, starting the day in fifth place and two points behind Samp, got off to the perfect start at relegated Atalanta when Edison Cavani broke the deadlock after 12 minutes. Fabio Ceravolo drew the home side level three minutes after the break, but Edinson Cavani’s late penalty earned Palermo  a 2-1 win.

Cagliari 1 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Already both saved from relegation, Adailton’s neat half-volley fired lowly Bologna ahead at Cagliari. Daniele Ragatzu equalised for Cagliari on 64 minutes.

Parma 4 – Livorno 1 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Parma’s in-form striker Davide Lanzafame broke the deadlock against relegated Livorno toe-poking home from 12-yards on the stroke of halftime. It took Lanzafame less than 50 seconds of the second half to double the lead, the forward oozing with confidence as he whacked home a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the box. Stefano Morrone added a third on 51 minutes, Thomas Danilevicius pulled a goal back for Livorno on 74 minutes, but Hernan Crespo had the final word with a fourth in the final minute.

Catania 1 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Catania completed their best ever season in Serie A thanks to a 1-0 win over Genoa, star striker Maxi Lopez finding the target after connecting with a low cross from Ciro Capuano.

Bari 2 – Fiorentina 0 (Serie A, May 16, 2010) Cristian Stellini opened the scoring before halftime and, after Fiorentina’s Alessandro Gamberini was sent off in injury time at the end of the game, substitute Emanuel Rivas volleyed a late second.