Inter Milan 3 – Siena 0 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) Esteban Cambiasso (45), Mario Balotelli (52) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (76) secured a comfortable victory over Siena, who are comfortably midtable in 14th, ten points clear of relegation with two games remaining.
Juventus 2 – Atalanta 2 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) Playing behind closed doors due to racism from the Juve fans, visitors Atalanta stunned the Old LadyÂ inside 120 seconds as Luca Cigarini saw his shot take a deflection on its way past Buffon. Juve levelled midway through the half, Vincenzo Iaquinta nodding home a Nedved cross. The match moved in Juve’s favour when Cristiano Zanetti scored a tremendous dipping volley the way into the net off the underside of the bar. Back came Atalanta, Maximiliano Pellegrino heading home a corner to end the first half all-square.
Palermo 2 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) An early Fabrizio Miccoli penalty put Palermo ahead against the new Coppa Italia winners, Lazio. Migliaccio made the game safe by heading home Fabio Simplicio’s 87th minute free-kick.
Reggina 2 – Cagliari 1 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) A superb individual goal from Andrea Lazzari put Cagliari ahead at Reggina, the striker controlling the ball, spinning into the box and then producing the deft finish to score. Starting the day rock-bottom, Reggina drew level through Fabio Ceravolo after 25 minutes. Relegation-threatened Reggina secured just a sixth league win of the campaign four minutes after half-time when Francesco Cozza set up Franco Brienza to score.
Bologna 2 – Lecce 1 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) In the winner-takes-all relegation match between Bologna and Lecce, it was Lecce who struck first as Simone Tiribocchi met a right-wing cross on the volley to fire home. Marco Di Vaio drew Bologna level in the 37th minute, and matters worsened for Lecce after Papadopoulos was sent off five minutes into the second half. Just as it appeared a draw was on the cards, Sergio Volpi struck an injury time winner that keeps Bologna in the hunt for survival and sunk Lecce to the foot of the league.
Napoli 1 – Torino 2 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) A well-taken goal from Inacio Pia handed Napoli a halftime lead over Torino. Rolando Bianchi equalised early in the second half from Roberto Stellone’s knock-down, before a crucial Torino winner arrived on 72 minutes when Alessandro Rosina found the top corner with a stylish free-kick.
Genoa 2 – Chievo 2 (Serie A, May, 17, 2009) Giampiero Pinzi managed to get across his marker at the near post to put Chievo 1-up after 35 minutes. Diego Milito brought Genoa level from the penalty spot before the hour, and Ruben Olivera turned the match around with the hosts’ second with a stunning free-kick in the 72nd minute. But Chievo refuse to go down without a fight and the man of the season, Sergio Pellissier, popped up five minutes from time to head an equaliser from a corner.
All of Sunday afternoon’s goals in Serie A can be seen here.