Inter Milan 3 – Roma 3 (Serie A, March 1, 2009) Roma, who have a good record against Inter at the San Siro, found themselves 2-up at the break. Daniele De Rossi headed the Giallorossi’s opener before John Arne Riise managed to squeeze a shot from the tightest of angles past Cesar and into the net. Mario Balotelli replied for Inter after the break, but Brighi restored Roma’s two-goal cushion minutes later. Back came Inter, Balotelli netting his second from the spot. And in the 79th minute forgotten man Hernan Crespo came off the bench and within a minute claimed the equaliser.
All the goals from Sunday afternoon’s action in Serie A can be seen here.
Palermo 0 – Catania 4 (Serie A, March 1, 2009) Catania took the lead in the Sicilian derby with a great goal from Pablo Ledesma who launched himself into a diving header from Morimoto’s neat cross. The men in pink lost Bresciano two minutes later and towards the end of the half they were put to the sword. Takayuki Morimoto bagged a second before Giuseppe Mascara scored what may prove to be the goal of the season volleying an incredible shot that lobbed the keeper from the halfway line. Paolucci’s fourth after the break was the icing on the cake for Catania.
Sampdoria 2 – AC Milan 1 (Serie A, March 1, 2009) In yet another controversial decision of whether the ball crossed the line or not, Antonio Cassano’s back post header went in the forward’s favour as Samp took the lead on the half hour against AC Milan. The Rossoneri fell further behind when Giampaolo Pazzini netted a super solo second early in the second half. Alexandre Pato’s well-taken header was too little too late, although Milan were unfortunate to see Emerson’s header chalked off, as their title dreams continue to go up in smoke.
Reggina 1 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, March 1, 2009) Reggina’s Alessio Sestu brilliantly executed a 20-yard shot which arched over Frey, only for Fiorentina to draw level three minutes later through Emiliano Bonazzoli.
Atalanta 0 – Chievo 2 (Serie A, March 1, 2009) The Flying Donkeys left it late in Bergamo, taking the lead 12 minutes from time when Antonio Langella pounced. The win was sealed with Sergio Pellisier firing home a penalty in stoppage time.
Udinese 2 – Lecce 0 (Serie A, March 1, 2009) Udinese had to wait until the 75th minute for Gaetano D’Agostino to break the deadlock before earning victory over Lecce. Giovanni Pasquale scored the second deep into stoppage time, pouncing on a bad error from Lecce keeper Benussi.
Cagliari 0 – Torino 0 (Serie A, March 1, 2009)