Brief reports from Serie A matches played on Sunday: BOLOGNA 1 PALERMO 1 Forward Davide Succi deservedly earned Palermo a draw with a last-gasp goal after Bologna's Marco Di Vaio had fired in a Francesco Valiani cross from short range on 20 minutes. CHIEVO VERONA 0 SIENA 2 Siena's Massimo Maccarone and Daniele Galoppa converted late penalties to make sure bottom club Chievo remained without a win since the opening day. LAZIO 1 GENOA 1 Lazio scraped a draw thanks to Ousmane Dabo's powerful shot that Genoa keeper Rubinho allowed to slip through his fingers 10 minutes from time. Genoa's Diego Milito found the net with a strike with the outside of his right foot in the 69th for his 11th goal on the season. The Argentine striker had a tap-in wrongly disallowed for offside and blasted a penalty over the bar either side of halftime. LECCE 0 AS ROMA 3 Former Lecce striker Mirko Vucinic ran on to a Francesco Totti through ball and slotted home a diagonal left-footed shot to open the score in the 11th minute. Brazilian defender Juan knocked home the deflection of a Matteo Brighi shot in the 38th. Captain Totti chipped oncoming keeper Francesco Benussi four minutes after the break to seal a morale-boosting win ahead of Wednesday's visit to CFR Cluj in the Champions League. NAPOLI 2 CAGLIARI 2 Daniele Conti grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser for the Sardinians after Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi thought he had won it with a superb late free kick. Slovak midfielder Marek Hamsik fired in a loose ball from the edge of the box to give Napoli an early lead but Diego Lopez pounced to equalise in the 56th after keeper Gennaro Iezzo had parried Robert Acquafresca's powerful header. REGGINA 3 ATALANTA BERGAMO 1 Francesco Cozza curled a free kick into the top corner and Bernardo Corradi headed in after a corner to put the home side 2-0 up inside 21 minutes. Atalanta tried to respond with Thomas Manfredini, who hit the post, and with Tiberio Guarente skimming the crossbar in the first half. Corradi drove in a deflected shot for his second before Cristiano Doni's headed consolation goal deep into stoppage time. SAMPDORIA 3 CATANIA 0 Claudio Bellucci touched in a Marius Stankevicius cross to put the hosts in charge in the sixth minute. Antonio Cassano sidefooted into the far corner in the 72nd and finished off a counter-attack at the death to ensure Samp tamed the surprise Sicilian package. TORINO 2 AC MILAN 2 Roberto Stellone beat Kakha Kaladze to an Alessandro Rosina cross to glance Torino ahead in the 25th minute. Milan reversed the situation within 10 minutes, with Brazil striker Alexandre Pato controlling a Gennaro Gattuso pass and thumping the ball home before his compatriot Ronaldinho crashed a free kick under the bar. The hosts grabbed a draw with a late Rosina penalty conceded for handball by Kaladze, although Milan had a good shout for a penalty turned down at the start of the second half following a similar incident. Played on Saturday: FIORENTINA 4 UDINESE 2 Fiorentina warmed up for Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash with Lyon with a 4-2 comeback win over fast-sinking Udinese. Riccardo Montolivo bagged his first two goals of the Serie A season to put the hosts ahead after a superb 20-metre strike from Antonio Floro Flores had given Udinese a first half lead. Adrian Mutu's cheeky penalty levelled the scores before Montolivo's double and Alberto Gilardino's close range finish took them clear. Substitute Antonio Di Natale cut the deficit with a penalty after Gianluca Comotto was dismissed for handling on the line. INTER MILAN 1 JUVENTUS 0 The champions made sure they would remain top at the end of the weekend thanks to Sulley Muntari's scruffy goal midway through the second half. Juve, who had won seven in a row in all competitions, barely had an effort on goal while Inter wasted several opportunities before finally scoring. Jose Mourinho, who was pleased to beat fellow former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri, brought back Adriano from a five-game exile following discipline problems.
23 November 2008
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