Serie A: Riise (ex Liverpool) seals Roma comeback at Siena; Eto’o on target for Inter; Di Natale (Udinese) hits trips; Genoa go top

Inter Milan 2 – Parma 0 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) Inter once again struggled to assert their authority over supposed lessor opposition as Parma looked comfortable for 70 minutes, but a moment of individual class from Samuel Eto’o broke the deadlock as the forward hit the top corner with a cute curler. Balotelli teed up his Argentine strike-partner Diego Milito for a tidy second two minutes from time.

Siena 1 – Roma 2 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) Ex-Boro forward Massimo Maccarone turned Roma defender inside-and-out before firing Siena into a 26th minute lead. Philippe Mexes brought the Giallorossi level in the second half, tucking home Totti’s neat pass following a set-play. Roma’s turnaround was completed a minute from time a John Arne Riise thrashed home a free-kick from just outside the box.

Udinese 4 – Catania 2 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) Catania’s Japanese forward Takayuki Morimoto saw an effort from the edge of the box take a deflection as the visitors took an 11th minute lead at Udinese. A brilliant goal from Floro Flores, the striker controlling a cross and hitting a volley in one motion, brought the Zebrette level, only for the Sicilians to move back in front through a Giuseppe Mascara penalty. Ten minutes into the second half Antonio Di Natale equalised with a well directed header from a corner. Di Natale put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot midway through the half, before Di Natale completed a 25 minute hat-trick to put the match to bed.

Bologna 0 – Chievo 2 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) A Giampiero Pinzi toe-poke in the 18th minute gave Chievo the advantage at Bologna. The Flying Donkeys doubled their lead when Sergio Pellisier turned in a left wing cross on the half hour.

Fiorentina 1- Cagliari 0 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) Fiorentina broke the deadlock with Cagliari early in the second half as Antonio Gilardino had the easy job of guiding a header into the far post after the Viola did brilliant to break down the left and swing in a cross.

Atalanta 0 – Sampdoria 1 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) After Samp had been reduced to 10-men, an excellent through-ball from Antonio Cassano set up Daniele Mannini for the games’ only goal.

Palermo 1 – Bari 1 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) After Bari hit the bar after just two minutes Riccardo Allegretti had the simple job of scoring into an open net at Palermo. Just as it looked like Bari would walk away with the win Palermo new boy Igor Budan popped up with his first goal in Italy deep into injury time.

Genoa 4 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, September 13, 2009) It was a game which had four goals, three red cards, two penalties and enough controversy at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and, for the home side at least, a happy ending. Marek Hamsik then put Napoli ahead in the 41st minute before Hugo Campagnaro followed Criscito for an early bath in first-half stoppage time with Sergio Floccari subsequently netting from the penalty spot. Giandomenico Mesto (55th minute) and Hernan Crespo (75) struck before Salvatore Aronica was sent off for a foul on Rodrigo Palacio inside the area with Houssine Kharja this time converting from the spot in the 88th minute.


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