Serie A: Inter increase lead as AC Milan slip up; Chievo down Fiorentina; Livorno win away

Sampdoria 0 – Roma 0 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) Sampdoria and Roma both benefited from a goalless draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris as they moved into a share of fifth position in Serie A.

Atalanta 1 – Inter Milan 1 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) After 13 minutes in Atalanta, Jose Mourinho’s Inter struck as Diego Milito evaded three half-hearted challenges before burying the ball home from eight yards. On the hour mark Inter had Wesley Sneijder sent off for a second bookable offence, and Atalanta took advantage of their number as Simone Tiribocchi capitalised on Lucio’s error to equalise nine minutes from time.

AC Milan 0 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) Even before kick-off at AC Milan’s match against Palermo, the San Siro crowd were entertained by Ronaldinho’s head-balancing skills in the warm-up. After a goalless first half though, the smiles were wiped off the hosts faces as Fabrizio Miccoli cut in from the left and arrowed a right-footer into the far corner. The Rossoneri then fell further behind just after the hour as Marco Bresciano doubled the Sicilians’ lead after more brilliance from the wonderful Miccoli in the build-up.

Chievo 2 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) Fresh from the victory at Anfield, Fiorentina took a 5th minute lead at Chievo through Riccardo Montolivo’s low 20-yard bullet in to the far corner. The Flying Donkeys were soon level as Giampiero Pinzi tucked home Pasquelle’s left wing cross, and by the 23rd minute Chievo were in front as Gennaro Sardo headed home a right-sided free-kick.

Lazio 1 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) A superb solo goal from Aleksander Kolarov, powering into the box and rifling a low shot into the far corner, put Lazio in front against Genoa.

Parma 2 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) After Gaby Mudingayi had put Bologna in the lead on the stroke of halftime, Parma’s Christian Panucci headed in the equaiser ten minutes into the second half. Nicola Amoruso completed Parma’s comeback four minutes from time.

Catania 0 – Livorno 1 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) A late late opportunist strike from Lithuanian forward Tomas Danilevicius, after playing an inadvertent one-two with the face of a Catania defender, settled the match.

Siena 2 – Udinese 1 (Serie A, December 13, 2009) Massimo Maccarone opened the scoring from long range on 66 minutes before Abdel Kader Ghezzal scored in the final minute as Siena hauled themselves off the foot of the table. Udinese replied with a consolation in the third minute of stoppage-time when Gaetano D’Agostino scored from close range.