Serie A: Inter steal to top after Sampdoria lose; Udinese sink Milan; Away wins for Parma & Cagliari

Udinese 1 -  AC Milan 0 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) With Milan’s defence all at sea, Udinese broke down the right before Antonio Di Natale converted a rebound after a shot came back off the post. The Rossoneri were fortunate not to fall further behind as Di Natale hit the post.

Inter Milan 3 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) Samuel Eto’o continued his excellent form since arriving at Inter by stabbing the ball over Napoli’s line after just two minutes. Inter then raced into a two goal lead as Diego Milito timed his run to perfection to coolly add a second. Lucio headed home a corner to put Inter 3-up, before Ezequiel Lavezzi pulled a goal for Napoli to keep their faint hopes alive.

Palermo 3 – Roma 3 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) Roma constructed a brilliant move on the edge of Palermo box, Totti flicking a stunning pass to Matteo Brighi who scored from close range. With the rain chucking it down Palermo had a shot saved off the line but Igor Budan was on hand to equalise. The first half ended in dramatic fashion with both Fabrizio Miccoli and then Nicolas Burdisso both scoring in injury time. Ten minutes into the second half the Sicilians took the lead as Antonio Nocerino followed up a rebound to score. Francesco Totti saved Roma from defeat with an 88th minute penalty.

Fiorentina 2 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) Fiorentina’s teenage sensation Steven Jovetic was on target once more against top of the table Samp with the midfielder ghosting into the box to meet a cross with a clinical header. A textbook header from Antonio Gilardino after excellent work from Montolivo down the Viola left saw the hosts double their lead, and end Samp’s 100% start to the season.

Lazio 1 – Parma 2 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) Ex-City striker Valeri Bojinov cracked home a wonderful back post volley as Parma moved ahead at Lazio. Mauro Zarate brought the Romans level with a 42nd minute penalty only for Aleksandar Kolarov to commit a penalty in the Lazio box, earning the defender a red card, and Nicola Amoruso had no trouble from the spot.

Bologna 2 – Livorno 0 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) Daniele Portanova powered home a header as Bologna moved ahead against Livorno. Marco di Vaio doubled the hosts lead early in the second half.

Bari 0 – Cagliari 1 (Serie A, September 23, 2009) Nene’s 77th minute close-range volley put Cagliari ahead in Bari.

Siena 0 – Chievo 0 (Serie A, September 23, 2009)


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