Inter returns to top of Serie A beating Lazio; Siena drop to Serie B; Napoli close in on the Europa League; Centurion Cassano

Lazio 0 – Inter Milan 2 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Amazing scenes greeted Inter Milan’s opener on the stroke of halftime at Lazio, Sneijder picked out Walter Samuel at the back post who scored with a header and the Lazio crowd – fierce enemies of Scudetto challengers Roma  – roared. (First half highlights here.) Twenty minutes from time Inter doubled their advantage when Thiago Motta headed in number two, and again the Lazio crowd cheered in celebration.

Catania 1 – Juventus 1 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Catania defender Matias Silvestre was in the right place at the right time to convert a rebound after Gigi Buffon had saved an initial free-kick. The Bianconeri pulled level early in the second half when a back-to-front move ended with Claudio Marchisio netting the equaliser.

Sampdoria 2 – Livorno 0 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Antonio Cassano needed five minutes to put Samp ahead of Livorno – the striker’s 100th Serie A goal of his career. Former Spurs man Reto Ziegler sealed the victory with a well struck free kick.

Atalanta 1 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) A 23rd minute Tiberio Guarente free-kick put Atalanta ahead of Bologna. An og from Frederico Peluso seven minutes from time squared things up.

Siena 1 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Edinson Cavani put Palermo in front against Siena midway through the first half. Fabrizio Miccoli sealed the win on the hour continuing his excellent form this season. Emanuele Calaio gave the home side some hope with 10 minutes to go.

Cagliari 2 – Udinese 2 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Andrea Lazzari’s opener for Cagliari was quickly cancelled out by Antonio Di Natale, and Udinese were ahead 120 seconds later when Alexis Sanchez bagged the Zebrette’s second. Cagliari pulled back on level terms when Jeda equalised just before the hour.

Bari 3 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Bari broke the deadlock with Genoa in the 57th minute when Riccardo Meggiorini struck. Late goals from Castillo and Barreto sealed the win.

Chievo 1 – Napoli 2 (Serie A, May 2, 2010) Goals from German Denis and Ezequiel Lavezzi gave Napoli the three points, Pablo Granoche had equalised for the Flying Donkeys.


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