Serie A: Juve down Udinese; Milan beat Cagliari in 7-goal thriller; Totti’s hat-trick leads Roma; Stalemate in Sicily; Samp & Livorno win


Juventus 1 – Udinese 0 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Fabio Grosso’s second half strike prove enough for the Bianconeri.

AC Milan 4 – Cagliari 3 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf side-footed home the opener against Cagliari after just five minutes of play. Four minutes later the visitors hit back as Alessandro Matri met a hopeful cross to tidily net the leveller and, after dominating the match from then on, Cagliari went on the take the lead on the half hour as Andrea Lazzari was left in acres of space in the box before picking his spot from five yards out. Within ten minutes Milan had moved back in front, first Marco Borriello had the easy job of nodding the ball over the line after Pato had force a smart save from the goalie, and Alexandre Pato then scored himself with a bullet into the far top corner from Ronaldinho’s fine through-ball. On the hour Ronaldinho fired Milan 4-2 ahead from the spot after Borriello had been hacked down in the box. But again Cagliari hit back, Lazzari playing in Nene who finished with aplomb.

Roma 3 – Bari 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Two set plays from Roma’s captain fantastic had the Giallorossi open up an early 2-nil lead on Bari. Francesco Totti first dispatched a penalty before cracking a piercing free-kick for his second. Totti completed his hat-trick before the half hour rifling in a left-footed beauty from an acute angle. An own goal from Marco Andreolli spoiled the scoreline for Roma.

Palermo 1 – Catania 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Palermo’s Giulio Migliaccio headed in a free-kick after just four minutes as the men in pink moved ahead of Catania in the Sicilian derby. Jorge Martinez pulled the visitors level ten minutes into the second period turning in a rebound off his chest.

Sampdoria 2 – Chievo 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Samp took the lead against Chievo after 20 minute as Andrea Poli diverted a Rossi shot into the net after the Flying Donkeys had failed to clear a set-piece. Giampaolo Pazzini slotted home Samp’s second after the break with the hosts playing some fantastic football to slice through the Chievo defence. Andrea Mantovani set up a tense finish and the defender slammed home a scrappy corner.

Livorno 2 – Genoa 1 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) After Livorno broke down the right to leave Genoa floundering, the ball was crossed in to centre-forward Cristiano Lucarelli who swept in the opener for the hosts. On the hour mark defender Domenico Criscito drifted up from the backline to thump in the equaliser for the Genoa,but a last minute strike from Nico Pulzetti earned Livorno the victory.

Siena 0 – Atalanta 2 (Serie A, November 22, 2009) Atalanta striker Simone Tiribocchi broke the deadlock at Siena with a 52nd minute header from a corner, and Robert Acquafresca doubled the lead from the spot.

Napoli 0 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, November 22, 2009)