Serie A goals: Genoa dent Juve’s title hopes; Lazio hit Roma for four in the derby; Inter drop points to Palermo

Genoa 3 – Juventus 2 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) Genoa’s Thiago Motta opened the scoring against the Old Lady before Alex Del Piero levelled with a controversial penalty for Juve. But Genoa retook the lead early in the second half as Thiago Motta claimed his second of the night. Juve then lost Mauro Camoranesi midway through the second half, but, with their title dreams fading away Vincenzo Iaquinta popped up to level matters with six minutes remaining. But Genoa, with their own dreams of Champions League football, refused to lose and Raffaele Palladino won the match two minutes from time.

Lazio 4 – Roma 2 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) The Rome derby got off to a red hot start, Lazio taking the lead after 2 minutes as Goran Pandev volleyed home at the back post following a training ground corner routine. And it got better for the blue half of the Stadio Olympico after Mauro Zarate thumped in a tremendous 30-yard ripper three minutes later. Roma soon got a foothold in the match, Philippe Mexes pulling a goal back from a corner. Just before the hour mark Stephan Lichsteiner headed home from close range to restore Lazio’s two goal lead. After three players had been sent off (Panucci & Mexes for Roma, Metuzalem for Lazio) Daniele De Rossi brought Roma back into it but with four minutes remaining Aleksandar Kolarov wrapped up the derby win with a fine individual goal.

Inter Milan 2 – Palermo 2 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) Mario Balotelli (offside?) headed Inter ahead against Palermo. Simon Kjaer was then adjudged to have hacked down Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the box and the Swedish striker dusted himself down to score from the spot. Inter were pegged back thanks to goals from Edinson Cavani and Davide Succi on 73 and 75.

Chievo 0 – AC Milan 1 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) Clarence Seedorf fired AC Milan ahead early in the second half at Chievo.

Fiorentina 2 – Cagliari 1 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) Fiorentina moved six points clear of Roma and leapfrogged Genoa in the race for fourth place, Pasqual and Vargas netted for the Viola before Ragatzu pulled a goal back for the visitors.

Bologna 1 – Siena 4 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) Emanuele Calaio put the visitors ahead in the fifth minute before Daniele Portanova added a second in the 11th. Massimo Marazzina gave the home side hope 10 minutes later, but further goals from Abdel Ghezzal and Houssine Kharja earned the Bianconeri all three points which should put an end to their relegation fears.

Torino 2 – Catania 1 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) The score was still goalless with eight minutes remaining but former Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi then fired Torino ahead. Jorge Martinez equalised for Catania three minutes later, only for Cesare Natali to grab a last-gasp winner.

Lecce 1 – Sampdoria 3 (Serie A, April 11, 2009) Giampaolo Pazzini opened the scoring in the 11 minute and Antonio Cassano bagged a brace of penalties, while Fabio Caserta also scored from the spot for Lecce.

Napoli 0 – Atalanta 0 (Serie A, April 11, 2009)


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