Serie A: Inter Milan back on top after Catania victory; Sampdoria batter Bologna

Inter Milan 2 – Catania 1 (Serie A, October 24, 2009) Sulley Muntari fired Inter into the lead before the man of the moment, Wesley Sneijder, cracked home a beautiful free-kick on the half hour. Mascara’s late penalty proved mere consolation.

Sampdoria 4 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, October 24, 2009) Samp destroyed Bologna in the opening 45 minutes beginning when Giampaolo Pazzini fired the hosts into a 7th minute lead. Daniele Mannini’s volley double Samp’s lead, Reto Ziegler crashed in number three while Mannini headed in number four in the 33rd minute. Pablo Daniel Osvaldo exploited slack home defending on the hour mark to net a consolation for the visitors.