AC Milan 2 – Roma 1 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) Roma took the lead ahead at the San Siro when Jeremy Menez scored after three minutes. Milan levelled ten minutes into the second half when Ronaldinho equalised from the spot. The Rossoneri then completed the comeback in the 66th minute as Alexandre Pato took a ball on his chest and finished with aplomb.
Lazio 1 – Sampdoria 1 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) Samp striker Giampaolo Pazzini headed the table-toppers ahead at Lazio 10 minutes from the break, but the lead didn’t last long as Matuzalem collecting a ball in the box and fired an equaliser into the far corner.
Napoli 2 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) A wonderfully cute left-footed free-kick from Adailton fired Bologna into the lead early doors at Napoli, but the hosts levelled the match in the 72nd minute as Fabio Quagliarella stabbed home a corner from two yards out. And in injury time Napoli stole all three points as Christian Maggio grabbed the winner from a Lavezzi cross.
Udinese 1 – Atalanta 3 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) Atalanta striker Simone Tiribocchi took on the Udinese defence and won as the visitors took a fourth minute lead. But the Zebrette were soon back level as Francesco Lodi tucked a curling left-footed shot into the far post. With 20 minutes to go Jaime Zapata Valdes scored a screamer for Atalanta, beating his man before thrashing a beauty into the top corner. Two minutes later Diego De Ascentis put the game out of sight with the visitors’ third.
Chievo 1 – Bari 2 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) Against Chievo, Bari’s Sergio Almiron stooped low at the near post to meet a free-kick and the Argentine saw his effort sail into the near post. A smart header from Andrea Ranocchia doubled Bari’s lead midway through the second half. A late Erjon Bogdani headed wasn’t enough for the Flying Donkeys.
Catania 2 – Cagliari 1 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) Catania’s Argentine midfielder Adrian Ricchiuti steered the Sicilians ahead of Cagliari volleying home from a free-kick, but the visitors’ levelled with one of the goals of the weekend as Daniele Dessena cracking home a stunning overhead-volley from the edge of the box. Jorge Martinez won the match two minutes from time heading in a Moritimo cross from the right.
Livorno 1 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, October 18, 2009) Tomas Danilevicius opener for Livorno was quickly cancelled out by Palermo’s Fabrizio Miccoli just two minutes later. Federico Balzaretti then put Palermo in the lead smashing home a cross from just three yards out.