Napoli hold Inter; Del Piero double leads Juve; Lazio stop the rot at Parma; Rock-bottom Siena stun Chievo

Napoli 0 – Inter Milan 0 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) Marek Hamsik rattled the bar early on amid a host of early chances for the home side while Inter had a decent penalty shout for handball turned down.  Jose Mourinho’s side then struck the woodwork with a Sulley Muntari firecracker before Goran Pandev missed a good chance in the second half and Napoli’s Fabio Quagliarella thumped a drive against the post.

Juventus 3 – Genoa 2 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) Gigi Buffon was rocked back on his heels after 16 minutes at home to Genoa as Marco Rossi slipped the ball past the Juve shot-stopper. The Old Lady levelled just before the break as forgotten-man Amuari scored his first goal since October with a powerful header. Juventus took the lead on the with a fabulous goal, Alessandro Del Piero made a sliding tackle to win possession as Genoa tried to break out of defence, he played a brilliant one-two with Diego who supplied a killer backheel back to the Bianconeri talisman who applied the finishing touch. But, as has been Juve’s fortune all year, they instantly were pegged back by Genoa as Buffon spilled a routine save and Marco Rossi pounced to net his second of the match. Del Piero had the final say for the Turin giants though, dispatching a late penalty to claim the three points.

Cagliari 3 – Bari 1 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) A fantastic piece of skill from Alessandro Matri lead to Cagliari’s opener, the number 32 spinning past three defenders before teeing up Daniele Conti who score a diving header. Cagilari doubled the lead which a second fine goal, Nene cracking home a 25-yard free-kick into the top corner. Savatore Masiello pulled one back for Bari early on in the second session, an own goal from Alessandro Gazzi handed the Sardinians an easy home win.

Parma 0 – Lazio 2 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) Guglielmo Stendardo and Mauro Zarate netted in the second half to hand Lazio victory at Parma in Edy Reja’s first game in charge of the Rome side since replacing Davide Ballardini.

Chievo 0 – Siena 1 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) Bottom side Siena gained a marvelous victory in Verona, the winner arriving in the 75th minute from Ferreira Reginaldo.

Livorno 0 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) The only goal in this relegation six-pointer came in the 22nd minute as evergreen striker Marco Di Vaio made the difference.

Catania 0 – Atalanta 0 (Serie A, February 14, 2010) Catania and Atalanta played out a goalless draw that did little to ease the relegation concerns of either club.


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