Serie A: Sampdoria level on points with Inter; Juve lose at Palermo; Ronaldinho save Milan; Wins for Roma & Genoa


Palermo 2 – Juventus 0 (Serie A, October 4, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Late in the first-half the home side scored two goals in five minutes to down the Old Lady. Edinson Cavani and Fabio Simplicio were the goal scorers.

Atalanta 1 – AC Milan 1 (Serie A, October 4, 2009) There was another head-in-hand moment for AC Milan after 21 minutes at Atalanta after a right wing-cross bounced initially around the penalty spot, where not one of three defenders were able to clear, allowing Simone Tiribocchi to score unmarked at the back stick. With another awful defeat looming eight minutes from time Milan levelled, Nesta dinked a fantastic ball into Ronaldinho just inside the box box and the Brazilian controlled on his chest and volleyed home the equaliser.

Roma 2 – Napoli 1 (Serie A, October 4, 2009) A neat turn and shot from Ezequiel Lavezzi put Napoli in the lead at Roma after 25 minutes, but the Giallorosso levelled before the break as Francesco Totti stuck out an opportunist leg to score from a Vucinic cross. A brilliant low 20-yard drive from Totti put Roma in the ascendancy just after the hour.

Bologna 1 – Genoa 3 (Serie A, October 4, 2009) Genoa struck early at Bologna through a 10th minute Houssine Kharja penalty, and ten minutes before the break Giuseppe Sculli doubled the visitors’ lead. A late Marco Di Vaio penalty offered Bologna hope, but they couldn’t find a late leveller as Alberto Zapater netted a third for Genoa.

Sampdoria 1 – Parma 1 (Serie A, October 4, 2009) A superbly directed header from Giampaolo Pazzini gave Samp the lead over Parma midway through the first half. Daniele Galloppa struck a low 18-yarder to pull the visitors back level.

Cagliari 1 – Chievo 2 (Serie A, October 4, 2009) The match came to life at the end of the first half, Alessandro Matri’s cute lob giving the hosts the lead which was soon chalked out by Michele Marcolini’s ripping left footed effort that tore into the near post. With 20 minutes remaining the Flying Donkeys took the lead as Marcolini, with the bit between his teeth, bundled the ball over the line.

Siena 0 – Livorno 0 (Serie A, October 4, 2009)

Fiorentina 0 – Lazio 0 (Serie A, October 4, 2009)