Serie A: Sampdoria stun Siena to move top; Roma down Fiorentina; Wins for AC & Inter Milan

Roma 3 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) Captain Francesco Totti scored the opener from the penalty spot in the 27th minute and doubled the lead six minute later, then Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi made it 3-0 four minutes before halftime. Fiorentina, who had been seeking to overtake Genoa and claim fourth place, scored an 84th-minute consolation through striker Alberto Gilardino.

AC Milan 1 – Bologna 0 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) Clarence Seedorf won the match with 15 minutes remaining, the Dutch midfielder picked up the ball wide on the left before heading off into the box and, with no tackle forthcoming Seedorf was able to run through and score all too simply.

Cagliari 1 – Inter Milan 2 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) After Maicon gave away a penalty in the Inter box, Jeda stepped up to put Cagliari into the lead. Ten minutes into the second half Diego Milito capitalised on a mistake by the home defence and the striker coolly beat the keeper to bring Inter back level. Minutes later Inter were ahead, Diego Milito was put through and the striker claimed his second of the match with ease.

Catania 1 – Lazio 1 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) A thunderous drive from Jorge Martinez fired Catania into the lead over Lazio. The Romans drew level through Julio Cruz’s back post header.

Parma 1 – Palermo 0 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) Cristian Zaccardo powered home a header, meeting a free-kick at the back post, as Parma moved ahead against Palermo.

Sampdoria 4 – Siena 1 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) A low Angelo Palombo shot squirmed its way into the Siena net as Samp went 1-up. The hosts doubled their lead as Daniele Mannini broke the Siena offside trap to coolly chip the keeper, and minutes into the second half Marco Padalino killed the match tucking home a rebound from six yards. Michele Fini netted a consolation in the 68th minute while Padalino grabbed Samp’s fourth at the death.

Bari 4 – Atalanta 1 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) Bari stunned Atalanta with two goals in the 5th and 7th minutes, Emanuel Rivas rifled a cracker into the top corner before Barreto cutely lifted the ball over the onrushing away keeper for number two. Edgar Alvarez wrapped up a one-sided first half for Bari with a third while Massimo Donati added a fourth early in the second period.

Chievo 3 – Genoa 1 (Serie A, September 20, 2009) A Marcolini penalty followed by a simple tap-in for Erjon Bogdani had Chievo 2-up on league leaders Genoa after just six dramatic minutes. Floccari brought the visitors back into the match with a 65th minute penalty only for the Flying Donkey’s serial striker Sergio Pellissier to restore the 2-goal cushion with a 75th minute header.


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