Juventus 0 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) Palermo beat Juventus in Turin to leapfrog the Bianconeri into fourth. Fabrizio Miccoli opened the scoring for the visitors on the hour mark with a screamer before Igor Budan came off the bench to double his team’s advantage nine minutes from time.
AC Milan 3 – Atalanta 1 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) (Longer highlights here.)Â Alexandre Pato was Milan’s hero in the first half scoring in the 30th and 41st minutes. Jaime Valdes pulled a goal back from the visitors 10 minutes after the break, but Marco Borriello restored the Rossoneri’s 2-goal cushion after scoring the rebound from Ronaldinho’s missed penalty.
Udinese 2 – Inter Milan 3 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) The hosts struck early on as Di Natale threaded a pass through for Simone Pepe, who beat the offside trap and slotted past Julio Cesar with ease. Inter responded within three minutes, Maicon dribbled past men on the right flank before squaring for the unmarked Mario Balotelli to score from just outside the area. Inter took the lead with a fine team effort in the 20th minute, Milito cut back for Pandev, who chipped the ball into the box for the rampaging Maicon to one-time the ball ferociously into the top of the net. Diego Milito headed in a Balotelli cross from the left to give them a 3-1 lead on the stroke of halftime, while Antonio Di Natale netted Udinese’s second in the second half.
Napoli 2 – Roma 2 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) Roma lost ground in its pursuit of Milan with a 2-2 draw at Napoli. Julio Baptista and Mirko Vucinic put Roma 2-0 ahead, but German Denis brought Napoli back into the match in the 75th minute and Marek Hamsik scored an injury time penalty for a share of the points.
Genoa 3 – Bologna 4 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) David Suazo gave Genoa the lead in the eighth minute but three minutes later Bologna restored parity through Antonio Busce. In the 18th minute Giuseppe Sculli made it 2-1 to the hosts only for Martins Adailton to make it 2-2 ten minutes later. The Grifone went 3-2 up at the break as Suazo netted his second goal of the match on 38 minutes. But three minutes before the hour mark Adailton scored his second of the match and with 11 minutes remaining scored from the spot to complete his hat-trick and to lead Bologna to a sensational 4-3 win in Genoa.
Parma 0 – Sampdoria 1 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) Samp’s great run of results in Serie A came to a halt at Parma, the only goal of the match came in the 54th minute through Cristian Zaccardo.
Chievo 2 – Cagliari 1 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) Marcos Ariel De Paula gave Chievo the lead in the 33rd minute but six minutes into the second half Cagliari restored parity through Davide Astori. Things turned worse for the Flying Donkeys as Michele Marcolini was sent off on the hour mark. Cagliari had Radja Nainggolan show the exit in the 71st minute and Chievo went ahead just seven minutes later when Pablo Granoche netted the ball.
Livorno 1 – Siena 2 (Serie A, February 28, 2010) Livorno went ahead as early as the 10th minute when Cristiano Lucarelli successfully converted a penalty kick. But the hosts had Davide Moro sent off just six minutes into the second half and from then on, Siena looked to be in control. The Tuscan side equalised through Emanuele Calaio in the 79th minute and won the match with a late winner from Massimo Maccarone.