Inter fall at Cagliari; Ferrara leads Juventus to the Champions League; Roma win a 5-goal thriller at AC Milan

Cagliari 2 – Inter Milan 1 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) Champions Inter moved ahead early doors at Cagliari thanks to a fine solo goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Cagilari drew level before the break when Andrea Cossu coolly tucked home the equaliser with the Inter defence all at sea. In the 71st minute Cagliari won all three points courtesy of a Robert Acquafresca header.

Siena 0 – Juventus 3 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) A picture-perfect free-kick from Alessandro Del Piero put Juve in the lead at Siena, and the Old Lady doubled their lead at the break after Claudio Marchisio toe-poked home the second. Alex Del Piero sealed the win with a super solo goal aftyer the break, the evergreen striker taking a ball over the top before rounding the keeper for number three.

AC Milan 2 – Roma 3 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) John-Arne Riise rolled back the years to score a thunderous left-footed free-kick into roof of the AC Milan net as Roma took a 36th minute lead at the San Siro. The match came alive in the final 15 minutes, Massimo Ambrosini drew Milan level only for Pirlo to lose possession in the centre of the park and Jeremy Menez put Roma back into the lead. The Rossoneri were behind for just 60 seconds before Kaka’s inviting cross was met by Massimo Ambrosini for the midfielder’s second of the match. Back came Roma, Francesco Totti cracked home a beautiful free-kick five minutes from time. Ambrosini’s day ended on a sour note as the goalscorer picked up a second booking.

Torino 2 – Genoa 3 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) Want-away striker Diego Milito fired Genoa into the lead at Torino with a penalty just after the half hour. Ivan Franceschini brought the Bulls level with a close-range volley five minutes before the break. Genoa retook the lead through a sublime Ruben Olivera free-kick in the 48th minute, only for Torino to equalised inside 60 seconds as Rolando Bianchi expertly lobbed the keeper to level. Diego Milito’s late diving header sealed the victory for the visitors.

Sampdoria 2 – Udinese 2 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) Gaetano D’Agostino continued his rich recent vein of goalscoring form for Udinese by slotting home a 13th minute penalty at Samp. A Mauricio Isla own goal (32) and a further spot kick from Antonio Cassano (44) turned the tie on its head. Felipe did snatch an equaliser on the hour-mark, but it mattered little to two teams destined to finish the season in the midst of midtable.

Lecce 1 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) Looking to beat the drop, Simone Tiribocchi’s tidy finish fired Lecce in a vital lead against Fiorentina after 50 minutes. The Viola piled on the pressure at the death and Lecce crumbled when Martin Jorgensen bundled the ball over the line in the 90th minute.

Catania 3- Napoli 1 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) A brilliant Mariano Bogliacino strike from 30-yards rifled into the top corner to hand Napoli the lead at Catania. Takayuki Morimoto levelled with a header minutes before the break, before the hosts won the match in the final minutes. Giuseppe Mascara scored from the spot in the 88th minute, Vito Falconieri wrapping up the points in injury time.

Atalanta 2 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, May 24, 2009) Palermo took the lead through Davide Succi, only to then fall behind to a brace from Gianvito Plasmati. Palermo rallied, and took a share of the spoils thanks to Fabrizio Miccoli.

Chievo 0 – Bologna 0 (Serie A, May 24, 2009)