Napoli 0 – Palermo 0 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Napoli edged ahead of Juventus thanks to this draw which was ensured by a penalty save from Morgan De Sanctis from Miccoli on twenty minutes.
Chievo 1 – Juventus 0 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) A low, and rather ugly, 20-yard daisycutter from Gennaro Sardo fired the Flying Donkeys into a 33rd minute lead over Ciro Ferarra’s flailing Juventus.
AC Milan 4 – Siena 0 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Siena were facing an uphill battle at the San Siro after their keeper Gianluca Curci saw red for hauling down Boriello in the box, and Ronaldinho was once again on target for Milan from the spot. The Rossoneri doubled their lead with a spectacular second from Marco Boriello, the striker hooking a volley in from an acute angle that flew high into the near post. In the 71st minute the renaissance of Ronaldinho continued as the bucked-tooth wonder launched himself into a header from a Beckham corner. Ronaldinho stole the headlines with a goal that rolled back the years, Dinho wiggled his hips to gain an extra yard on his covering defender and, from the top left hand of the box, rifled a piercing strike into the opposite top corner.
Roma 3 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Roma took the lead against Genoa from a set-play, Juan rescued the ball at the back-post and sent a dangerous header back into the mixer where Simone Perotta pounced to score. Luca Toni broke his duck on the stroke of halftime, meeting a Vucinic cross at the near post. The Vucinic-Toni combination worked again after the break, the Montenegrin lifting a free-kick into his striker-partner who claimed his brace with a fine header across goal.
Atalanta 3 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Cristiano Doni got Atalanta off to a flyer against Lazio scoring after five minutes, Doni heading home a 9th minute free-kick to double the hosts lead. Ten minutes from the break Simone Padoin struck a third, leaving desperate Lazio starring yet another defeat in the face.
Fiorentina 1 – Bologna 2 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Bologna had a terrific first half in Fiorentina, a smart scissor-kick from Henry Gimenez broke the deadlock midway through the half and evergreen forward Marco Di Vaio doubled the advantage on the stroke halftime. Fiorentina pulled a goal back on 51 minutes when Adrian Mutu headed home Juan Vargas’ cross, but the hosts were unable to find an equaliser.
Sampdoria 1 – Catania 1 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Cristian Llama’s free-kick gave Catania a 14th minute advantage, but Giampaolo Pazzini levelled from the spot on 45 minutes after he had been brought down by Matias Silvestre.
Parma 0 – Udinese 0 (Serie A, January 17, 2010) Parma played for an hour with 10 men after earlier missing a penalty in a 0-0 draw at home to Udinesee. Nicolas Amoruso saw his 25th minute spot-kick saved before Daniele Galloppa was sent off six minutes later following a challenge on Alexis Sanchez. Udinese could have snatched all three minutes late on, but former Manchester City flop Bernardo Corradi saw his header hit the post.