Udinese 3 – Juventus 0 (Serie A, April 3, 2010)Â Juve’s porous defence was exposed after nine minutes at Udinese when the Old Lady had their crossbar rattled before Alexis Sanchez nipped in to score the rebound. Second half goals from Simone Pepe and Antonio Di Natale completed another miserable evening for Juventus in a traumatic season.
Inter Milan 3 – Bologna 0 (Serie A, April 3, 2010) League leaders Inter, with Mario Balotelli back in the team, took a 19th minute lead at home to Bologna when Thiago Motta’s speculative left-foot ended up nestled in the far corner. Inter doubled their lead early in the second half when Milito’s ball from the left hand side found Mario Balotelli in the area and the sulky forward capped his first team return with a goal. Inter sealed their win late on as Thiago Motta clinically struck from 15-yards.
Cagliari 2 – AC Milan 3 (Serie A, April 3, 2010) A slick one-two between Clarence Seedorf and Marco Borriello sent the forward free into the Cagliari box and AC Milan striker chalked up a 7th minute lead. Cagliari pulled level when 18-year-old forward Daniele Ragatzu collected the ball in the Rossoneri box and he toe-poked a strike past a flat-footed Dida. But Milan, who have fallen away so badly in the title race in recent weeks, showed their character by quickly retaking the lead with a left-foot belter from Klaas Jan Huntelaar. A ding-dong battle saw Alessandro Matri pull the hosts back level, but a horror own goal from defender Davide Astori put Milan back in front at the interval.
Chievo 1 – Sampdoria 2 (Serie A, April 3, 2010) Antonio Cassano needed less than a minute to put Samp ahead at Chievo finishing off the visitors first attack of the match, and a fast start to the second half saw striker Giampaolo Pazzini break the home offside trap at Sampdoria doubled their lead.
Lazio 1 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, April 3, 2010) Lazio’s recent revival against relegation continued early doors against high-flyers Napoli when Sergio Floccari met a left wing cross with a bullet header, but Napoli equalised through Marek Hamsik’s close-range lob. (First half goals here.)
Genoa 1 – Livorno 1 (Serie A, April 3, 2010) A rare goal from Genoa centre-back Emmanuel Boakye put the hosts ahead against relegation-threatened Livorno. A late Francesco Tavano tap-in earned the strugglers a point.
Catania 2 – Palermo 0 (Serie A, April 3, 2010) Former Barcelona joke striker Maxi Lopez continued his reputation rehabilitation with a match-winning performance, the blonde-haired assassin firing home a low shot after 14 minutes and before netting his brace just after the half hour.