Marco Di Viao hits a hat-trick for Bologna; Napoli make light work of Lecce

Bologna 5 – Torino 2 (Serie A, December 13, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Ignazio Abate put Torino ahead after seven minutes, a lead they held until Sergio Volpi pulled Bologna level early in the second half. Simone Barone gave Torino the lead again in the 53rd minute, but Marco Di Vaio responded with two goals in eight minutes to put Bologna in front. Marco Bernacci and Di Vaio then converted penalties to ultimately give Bologna a convincing win. Torino have now lost four of their last five league matches, drawing the other one.

Napoli 3 – Lecce 0 (Serie A, December 13, 2008) Marek Hamsik opened the scoring for the hosts in the 11th minute when he converted a penalty after Lavezzi had been fouled in the area. Michele Pazienza scored his first goal in Serie A to make it 2-nil on the stroke of halftime, while German Denis scored his seventh of the season in the 65th minute for the third goal.

Bari 1 – Piacenza 0 (Serie B, December 13, 2008) Kamata scored the winner on the hour mark.

Mantova 2 – Modena 2 (Serie B, December 13, 2008) Locatelli set up Tarana and Rizzi doubled the advantage five minutes later, but it all fell apart. Bruno was the star of the show, converting a penalty and finding the equaliser.

Triestina 1 – Livorno 1 (Serie B, December 13, 2008) Diamanti had put the visitors ahead with a trademark left-foot curler but Triestina rode that storm and equalised as Milani’s shot came off the post and into the path of Minelli.

Pisa 2 – Parma 1 (Serie B, December 13, 2008) Cristiano Lucarelli gave Parma the lead from the penalty spot for a dubious foul. Braiati, who should have seen red card for a shocking challenge on Morrone, then went on to nod in the equaliser for the hosts, and three minutes later Pisa took control as Joelson pounced on a loose ball for the winner.


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