Serie A: Roma beat Lazio in the derby; Vargas screamer leads Fiorentina over Atalanta; Honours-even between Genoa & Parma

Roma 1 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) The Rome derby between Roma and Lazio was suspended for about five minutes Sunday as Ultras set off firecrackers that they managed to bring inside the Stadio Olimpico. 12 minutes from time Roma struck, Vucinic whipped in a cross from the right and Marco Cassetti steered a volley into the far post.

Fiorentina 2 – Atalanta 0 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) Fiorentina’s brilliant left-footed Peruvian Juan Vargas continued to grow his burgeoning reputation against Atalanta with a tremendous shot over the keeper from over 25-yards out. Poor Atalanta defending in the final minutes gifted Alberto Gilardino the opportunity to seal the win with the Viola’s second.

Genoa 2 – Parma 2 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) Rodrigo Palacio fired Genoa into a 14th minute lead at home to Parma, the goal was the Argentine’s first since joining Serie A. Parma levelled before the break when they put together an incisive attack which eventually freed Jonathan Biabiany through on goal and the Frenchman also broke his Serie A duck to equalise. The visitors then moved in front after the break as Jonathan Biabiany claimed his double for Parma, but Raffaele Palladino’s low drive from outside the box brought Genoa back level 20 minutes from time.

Palermo 2 – Cagliari 1 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) Striker Alessandro Matri continued his fine form of late for Cagliari by firing the visitors ahead at Palermo midway through the first half. A superb solo effort from Igor Budan brought the Sicilians level, before hugely-prized centre-half Simon Kjaer grabbed a 65th minute winner to earn the men in pink all three points.

Livorno 0 – Chievo 2 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) An all-too-simple header from Luca Rigoni from 2-yards out put Chievo in front at Livorno.

Bologna 2 – Udinese 1 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) Adailton’s picture-perfect 27th minute free-kick put Bologna in the ascendancy at home to Udinese. The Zebrette restored parity on the stroke of halftime as Antonio Di Natale collected the ball over the top to incredibly net his 11th goal in 14 matches this season, but Bologna collected all three points when Serie A legend Marco di Vaio scored from the spot midway through the second half.

Siena 3 – Catania 2 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) Catania forward Jorge Martinez headed his team into a 13th minute lead at Siena, but Emanuele Calaio levelled five minutes into the second half. Martinez restored Catania’s lead on 55 minutes when heading home Giuseppe Bellusci’s cross, only for Claudio Terzi to head Siena level a minute later. The decisive goal arrived on 62 minutes when Maccarone’s cross was turned home from close range by Paolucci.

Napoli 3 – Bari 2 (Serie A, December 6, 2009) A smart chip by Bari forward Barreto handed the visitors an early lead in the second half at Napoli. Fabio Quagliarella headed the hosts level ten minutes after the break, but Andrea Ranocchia restored Bari’s advantage minutes later. Bari moved back in the lead through Andrea Ranocchia, but again Napoli hit back quickly as Cristian Maggio headed home to make it 2-2. Three minutes from time Napoli won the match, Lavezzi played a through-ball into Fabio Quagliarella and the international striker took his shot earlier to steer home the winner.