Inter Milan land Serie A title after AC Milan lose at Udinese; Roma near a European spot after winning a 7-goal thriller

Udinese 2 – AC Milan 1 (Serie A, May 16, 2009) A Gaetano D’Agostino penalty put Udinese ahead against the Rossoneri and the Zebretta doubled their lead through Cristian Eduardo Zapata in the second half. Massimo Ambrosini’s late header was mere consolation for Milan.

Roma 4 – Catania 3 (Serie A, May 16, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Simone Perrotta handed Roma a 12th minute lead connecting with a Vucinic cross (apologies for the dog-barking-sounding commentator on the video), Giacomo Tedesco pulling Catania level three minutes later with a tidy finish on the stretch. Roma hit back almost immediately through Mirko Vucinic before Simone Perrotta grabbed his second of the match with an angled shot into the far corner. A thunderous free-kick from Giuseppe Mascara at the start of the second half brought Catania back into the match. And Catania drew all-square soon after, Roma lost possession on the halfway line and within a couple of passed Takayuki Morimoto was clean through to level. The Romans ran out victorious after Christian Panucci grabbed a 90th minute winner.

Albinoleffe 1 – Rimini 2 (Serie B, May 16, 2009) Ruopolo gave Leffe the lead, but almost immediately Pagano nodded in to level the scores. The home side had the better of the play and saw more of the ball, but Garlini hit the woodwork and they were punished by La Camera’s counter-attack as Rimini stole the points.

Bari 4 – Modena 1 (Serie B, May 16, 2009) Guberti got the party started by tapping in at the back post and Lanzafame took advantage of poor defending to chip Castelli. Bruno pulled the Canarini back into it by dummying Ranocchia, but moments later Kutuzov restored the cushion on the counter created by Barreto. In the second half Castelli saw red for a challenge that allowed Barreto to convert the fourth from the spot.