9-man Inter Milan keep 10-man Sampdoria at bay; Acquafresca’s double lifts Genoa past Udinese

Inter Milan 0 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) Inter were up after they lost Walter Samuel and Ivan Cordoba, both for two bookable offences, to be down to 9-men from the 38th minute. against A classic moment arrived early in the second half of the Inter Milan-Sampdoria match when Samuel Eto’o took an awful dive in the visitors box and the camera caught manager Jose Mourinho unable to control his laughter at his striker from the sidelines. Giampaolo Pazzini saw red midway through the second half after picking up a second yellow, but Inter held on for a heroic point.

Genoa 3 – Udinese 0 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) Robert Acquafresca was fastest to a rebound on the half hour as the Genoa forward fired the hosts in front of Udinese. Eight minutes after the restart Acquafresca doubled the lead from the penalty spot. Sculli’s precise cut-back in the 64th minute was met crisply with a diving header from Rodrigo Palacio to make it three.