Vucinic’s derby brace sends Roma top; Last gasp Sampdoria break 10-man Milan; Genoa win 5-goal thriller at Parma

Lazio 1 – Roma 2 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) The Rome derby between Lazio and Roma started amid horrific scenes of rival fans battling it out with weapons and their fists in the stands. On the pitch it was the Aquile who struck first, Tommaso Rocchi latching onto a fine ball into the box to fire Lazio into a 13th minute lead. Lazio should have gone 2-nil up at the start of the second half but Sergio Floccari saw his spot-kick saved by Julio Sergio. And after missing their opportunity Taddei went up the other end and won a penalty for the Romans that Mirko Vucinic converted from the spot. Ten minutes later Mirko Vucinic blasted Roma into the lead when the centre-forward walloped a free-kick into the net at lightning speed. Lazio’s mach ended on a sour note when Ledesma saw red for needlessly running his mouth at the ref, and the bad blood continued after the final whistle as the teams faced off against each other.

Sampdoria 2 – AC Milan 1 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) The Rossoneri struck first at Sampdoria after 19 minutes, Marco Borriello heading home a corner to break the deadlock. The match imploded for Milan in the 53rd minute when Daniele Bonera gave away a penalty and got himself sent off for an awful foul on Antonio Cassano in the box, and Cassano stepped up to dispatch the spot-kick. Milan’s awful end to the season continued as the Rossoneri conceded a 90th minute winner to Giampaolo Pazzini.

Bari 1 – Napoli 2 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) Ezequiel Lavezzi gave the Neapolitans the lead two minutes before the half hour mark and consolidated the advantage with another strike on 57 minutes. Although Bari pulled one back through Sergio Almiron 15 minutes before the final whistle, Napoli bagged maximum points quite comfortably in the end.

Cagliari 2 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) After a nervous start the Rossoblu took the lead when Andrea Cossu’s volleyed effort deflected off Simon Kjaer to finish in the back of the net. In the dying minutes Jeda put the game beyond the visitors as he beriud a shot in the bottom corner following a quick break forward. Fabrizio Miccoli pulled one back for the Aquile a minute later, and the Rosanero sealed an incredible comeback with the final kick of the game when Abel Hernandez headed home to secure the visitors a vital point.

Udinese 1 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) Bologna were given a dream start when Christian Zapata scored an own goal in the third minute. However, in injury time the visitors’ heart was broken when Antonio Di Natale scored yet another goal to make it 1-1 and salvage an important point for the Bianconeri.

Atalanta 2 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) Ferreira Pinto gave Atalanta the lead as early as the sixth minute and Simone Tiribocchi increased the advantage when he netted the ball on 68 minutes. Fiorentina pulled one back in the 75th minute through Riccardo Montolivo but had Massimo Gobbi sent off in the dying stages of the match.

Parma 2 – Genoa 3 (Serie A, April 18, 2010) Rodrigo Palacio scored in each half to seemingly give Genoa a comfortable lead. However, they were left rocking when Parma levelled just after the hour mark thanks to a Cristian Zaccardo header and an own goal by Salvatore Bocchetti three minutes later. But Ivan Pantic scored in the 72nd minute to see Genoa leapfrog their opponents into eighth.