Palermo 2 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Giulio Migliaccio gave Palermo a quick lead two minutes in and Fabio Simplicio made it 2-nil with his sixth of the season. Marek Hamsik gave Napoli some hope just before halftime, when he beat Marco Amelia with a shot from the edge of the area.
All the action from Sunday afternoon’s matches in Serie A can be seen here.
Catania 1 – Juventus 2 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Vincenzo Iaquinta kept up his recent goalscoring exploits by heading Juve into an early lead at Catania. Iaquinta then shot the Bianconeri in the foot by getting sent off after 20 minutes. Catania’s numercial advantage finally paid off in the second half when Mascara’s header was only palmed into Takayuki Morimoto’s path, who scored. With the game looking destined to end in stalemate, Ranieri brought on the defensive Christian Poulsen, who found himself the unlikely hero scoring an injury time winner after Terlizzi had an air-shot in the box.
Fiorentina 1 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Mauro Zarate was desperately unlucky not to give Lazio an early lead over Fiorentina as his free-kick hit the inside of the post and stayed out. Sebastien Frey was then needed to save another Zarate effort before Lazio’s De Silvestri was sent off for a second yellow in the 18th minute. The Viola eventually made their extra numbers count as Alberto Gilardino found an 89th minute winner.
Roma 3 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Roma broke the deadlock with a sublime team goal that saw them carve through the visitor’s defence with Cicinho getting the final touch. Mirko Vucinic scored a spectacular volley immediately after the restart. Each side lost a man after the break, Taddei and Sculli both picking up two bookings, and Julio Baptista wrapped up the points with a super solo goal in the last minute.
Sampdoria 2 – Siena 2 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Simon Vergassola gave Siena a lead they held onto until the stroke of halftime, when Claudio Bellucci restored parity. Giampaolo Pazzini gave Samp an advantage not long after the interval but Massimo Maccarone had the final say when he came off the bench to notch a late leveller.
Bologna 1 – Udinese 0 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Alexis Sanchez came off the bench top score a last minute winner for Bologna.
Torino 1 – Chievo 1 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Nicola Ventola gave the hosts the lead midway through the second half after a breakaway but fellow substitute Vincenzo Italiano levelled the scores late on with a fierce effort from the edge of the area.
Cagliari 0 – Atalanta 1 (Serie A, February 8, 2009) Atalanta picked up a valuable away day win as Luca Cigarini’s second half effort saw off Cagliari.