Ronaldinho inspires Milan at Bari; Juve win at Bologna; Roma close gap in INter to 5 points; Lazio hammered at Palermo

Bari 0 – AC Milan 2 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) Milan broke the deadlock with a fantastic goal, Ronaldinho played a world class pass over the top to Marco Boriello and the forward hit a first-time scissors-kick inside the near post. Alexandre Pato doubled the lead midway through the second half when more good work from Ronaldinho allowed the number 88 to get a shot on target and The Duck was on hand to drill in the rebound.

Bologna 1 – Juventus 2 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Juve opened after just five minutes at Bologna when Diego followed up his own saved shot to fire the Bianconeri into the lead. Juve’s shaky form struck again five minutes after the restart as Antonio Busce took advantage of weak defending from a cross to slide the ball home at the back post. Antonio Candreva claimed the winner for Juve in the 66th minute.

Roma 1 – Catania 0 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) Roma’s superb recent form continued early doors against Catania as Mirko Vucinic stabbed home a 18th minute corner.

Fiorentina 2 – Livorno 1 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) A scruffy 25-yard free-kick from Livorno centre-half Nelson Rivas fired relegation threatened Livorno into a surprise 35th minute lead at Fiorentina. Juan Manuel Vargas restored parity for the Viola in the 62nd minute, and four minutes later the match swung further as Rivas was sent off. Fiorentina took advantage of this to put themselves 2-1 up with 12 minutes of normal time remaining, Alberto Gilardino with the winner.

Atalanta 0 – Chievo 1 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) Chievo’s serial-goalscorer Sergio Pellissier fired a deflected looping shot into the far corner to give the Flying Donkeys the halftime lead at Atalanta. Luca Rigoni was sent off for the visitors in the 77th minute.

Cagliari 2 – Parma 0 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) First half goals from Andrea Lazzari and Alessandro Matri handed Cagilari a 2-nil lead at the break.

Siena 0 – Napoli 0 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) Napoli’s drop in form showed on Sunday afternoon as they failed to defeat bottom side Siena and settled for a 0-0 draw in Tuscany.

Palermo 3 – Lazio 1 (Serie A, February 20, 2010) The Rosanero opened within a minute through Abel Hernandez. Fabrizio Miccoli added a second from the spot midway through the first half and Antonio Nocerino made it 3-0 after 75 minutes. Aleksandar Kolarov pulled one back three minutes later for Lazio but it proved too little too late.